Our biggest show!

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Our biggest show!

The Friday before Halloween was our biggest show to date! Thanks to everyone that came out dressed up and rocked out! Big hugs to Time Out Timmy and Mad Cat Habitat and Tyler Blain House for making this night something for the history books!

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Jazz Nite!

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Jazz Nite!

Tonite is Jazz Nite! These cats are killing! Their sound fills The Loading Dock in warm round edges punctuated by Ben Salomon's amazing drum solos. Donny Cail and Dennis Cote lead the charge with beautiful tone. Hopefully Chris Cote will sit in on trumpet, he added the perfect amount of contrast to the shape of the tunes. Jazz standards and not so standard tunes from the 50s and 60s classics. 

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In the spirit of transparency

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In the spirit of transparency

Tors here! Full disclosure on how The Loading Dock operates and covers it's operating costs. If you think there is a way we can improve what we are doing please let me know! There's a show tonight, live music will make you happy. 

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Where I was on 9/11

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Where I was on 9/11

Tors here. I was a New Yorker working as am AMC fall caretaker in NH when 9/11 happened. The text after the jump was taken directly from my little Rhodia note pad.

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Teaming up with Junction Magazine

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Teaming up with Junction Magazine

Recently we have teamed up with Junction Magazine, from White River Junction, to support BANDADE. BANDADE is a charitable business that taps local popular musicians to help raise money to aid in the fight against cancer.

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Our last two shows in August

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Our last two shows in August

Two more shows this month! Cobra Fantastic combines P-Funk, Zappa and Sun-Ra, horns and a big sound, this Sunday 8/20. All our shows start at 8pm in the summer! 8/25 Friday is the debut of a new local band called Atlas Key. Brainchild of Ben Salomon from Northern Lights Music they fuze EDM/Electronica and Folk. Opening up, hitting at 8pm sharp are The Jowas. 90s inspired garage rock from local guys fresh out of high school. They are super high energy and really fun! 

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Be Aggressive! / Time Out Timmy / Wimpy Rutherford & The Cryptics

Punk rock history was made at The Loading Dock last Friday evening! A punk show like no other. Special thanks to the bands for performing and to everyone who attended. It was a great night!

Also, Zachary Sar used his talent once again to capture photos from the show. Check out the full album here.

Wimpy Rutherford & The Cryptics at The Loading Dock, 7/14/17 by Zachary Sar

Wimpy Rutherford & The Cryptics at The Loading Dock, 7/14/17 by Zachary Sar


The night started off with Be Aggressive! opening up the show. 

Be Aggressive! at The Loading Dock, 7/14/17 by Zachary Sar

Be Aggressive! at The Loading Dock, 7/14/17 by Zachary Sar

Time Out Timmy rocked the house with a loud, fast, high energy set.

Time Out Timmy at The Loading Dock, 7/14/17 by Zachary Sar

Time Out Timmy at The Loading Dock, 7/14/17 by Zachary Sar

The highlight of the night was Wimpy Rutherford & The Cryptics performing their 1980's Queers set, along with a surprise reunion of The Jabbers.

Wimpy Rutherford & The Cryptics at The Loading Dock 7/14/17 by Zachary Sar

Wimpy Rutherford & The Cryptics at The Loading Dock 7/14/17 by Zachary Sar


Videos from the show:

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TumblrSampling

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TumblrSampling

In September I am sharing an art show with Larry Golden and Ann Steurnagel at The WREN Gallery. I will be reproducing a new series of these TumblerSampling images. This time on 4"x4" Aluminimum. These will be in addition to the series of paintings, large and small, that I am working on at The Loading Dock. Many of the background panels you see in photographs of the space will be in this show and for sale. All the proceeds I make from selling art goes back into supporting The Loading Dock. Art can be commerce.

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Interstellar Space

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Interstellar Space

Saturday 5/20 prepare for a sonic portal into the outer reaches of your consciousness/soul (heh heh)

Ruckzuck is coming back to play at The Loading Dock, this time they have a brand new album, new glitter, more synths, more shiny objects, with this trio from PA more is definitely more! Their music reminds me a lot of early Kraut-rock sounds from the likes of Can but also Flaming Lips and most importantly a sound that only these three artists can make and that is why I am so happy they are coming back to play in Littleton. 

Soul Juice is from my second favorite state, California! This will be uncharted territory for these guys, playing in the north country! The music has a loose jammy feel to it, very sunny and shimmery guitars and ever present tambourine even when there is no actual tambourine.

Rounding out the night is Floral Amoral. It's no surprise I'm heavily biased when it comes to this band, I play beep beep machines in the group. Lately as I have been more and more involved in running The Loading Dock and less time devoted to making music, Floral has blossomed into new directions. Andrew Hauprich is the unstoppable songwriter/mastermind behind this band. He has a host of new tunes that the guys have been shedding on, the direction is a more unabashed rock sound with a beating heart of deep deep songs propelled by drum and bass synchronicity of Carl Gifford and Asher Salomon. The songs will get stuck in your head. Unlike other earworm tunes, you won't mind these ones, at least I don't.

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