A week in live music

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A week in live music

This past week has been such an interesting week in live music for me; the genres and artists couldn’t have been more different, yet they all shared a common trait ....heart . I don’t care how talented you are;  if you have heart and have something beautiful to say, I am right there with you 100%.

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Make Music Day - The Loading Dock Showcase at The Colonial Theatre

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Make Music Day - The Loading Dock Showcase at The Colonial Theatre

Make Music Bethlehem is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year.

This is a free celebration of music-making that takes place on the same day in more than 120 countries and 800 cities across the globe — and Bethlehem, NH! Join us for a music filled day.

The Colonial in partnership with The Loading Dock will present 3 bands on their stage beginning at 7:00 PM. Featuring Treya Lam, Katie Matzell and The Reconstructed.

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Second Sun Album Release Show/Party with Skunkhunt - presented by NCCR

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Second Sun Album Release Show/Party with Skunkhunt - presented by NCCR

Second Sun is a metal band formed in 2016 by former Screen members Jared Hazelton and Jake Perry, along with Jared's brother Avery. Influenced by a multitude of genres and artists, the band put a spin on classic metalcore and hardcore sounds. Their new album cult was recorded at NCCR studios by Dustin Peterson and features thirteen blistering metal tracks bound to get a crowd moving.

Skunkhunt is a three piece from Littleton NH. Together we've forged a nasty sound that cannot go unnoticed or remain unheard.  Doom meets Groove metal. The great north woods have unearthed a darker sound.

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Randy Roos & Urethane

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Randy Roos & Urethane

his Friday, January 25th at 8pm we are really excited to host a high-energy and creative jazz fusion quartet Randy Roos & Urethane. This band blends a potent mixtures of exploratory improvisation, infectious grooves, and searing leads. Randy Roos is a composer/guitarist/sound engineer that lives just south of the notch and is an associate professor at Berklee College of Music. Last summer, Randy and his nearly telepathic band played two blistering sets of music at The Loading Dock. His band consists of drummer Jared Steer, Bassist Mike Rossi, and Steve Hunt on keys. Jared Steer has to be the hardest working drummer in northern NH. He plays everywhere and is an in demand musician. Mike Rossi plays a lot with Jared, together they form a killer rhythm section. Steve Hunt is an incredible pianist in his own right. He has played with some of the heaviest of the heavies in Jazz and has a strong personal style all his own.

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Original music after Littleton Art Festival

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Original music after Littleton Art Festival

This weekend is the 49th annual Littleton Art Festival! We are closing out the festivities of this day with amazing original music from two incredible bands… Dares from NYC and The Ruined Generations from Haverhill NH area.

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You are the scene!

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You are the scene!

As we start up our series of live music this fall I’m thinking about the importance of fostering a scene around the arts and music in our north country community. We have been at it for a while now and are constantly trying new things, sometimes risky things… What we really depend on is a dedicated core group of folks that support live music and the arts.

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Daytripper

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Daytripper

Sometimes I like to pretend that Franconia Notch is like The Wall in GoT, we are on the northern side of it, just south and trees are greener, theres more cars, shopping malls...

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Interview with Peter Dugas from Micromassé

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Interview with Peter Dugas from Micromassé

Hey everybody, check out my interview with Peter Dugas, Hammond Organ wizard from the band Micromassé an amazing band from Portland Maine. These guys are coming back to play The Loading Dock on June 7th, its a Thursday. 8pm sharp! $10 cover, all ages welcome. BYOB if you have valid +21 id.

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Chris Roma: The Triple Crown for Clean Water

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Chris Roma: The Triple Crown for Clean Water

On May 1st Chris Roma, New Hampshire Native, started mile one of the 2800-mile Appalachian Trail to help provide underserved communities with clean drinking water. He has completed the Pacific Crest Trail (2,650 miles), the Continental Divide Trail (3,100 miles), and is onward to triple crown. During his journey, he realized the importance of having clean water and wanted to do something unique for his final thru-hike.  Chris is partnering with MissionCleanWater, a nonprofit organization working to provide accessible clean drinking water and sanitation to underserved communities.

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