KYOTY Live at the 3S Artspace, 8.3.2018

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Band: KYOTY

Photographer: Corey Butterworth

Location: 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH

Date: August 3, 2018

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Spirit Adrift Live at the 3S Artspace, 8.3.2018

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Band: Spirit Adrift

Photographer: Corey Butterworth

Location: 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH

Date: August 3, 2018

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Concert Review: Morne, 2/25/2017

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You know those assholes that skip literally every opener of a show and only show up, semi-drunk, five minutes before the headliner? As appreciators of the more obscure musical varieties, we have always scoffed at this particular breed of concert goer. Support everyone, yo. Yet, a couple weekends back, I found myself among the enemies for the Morne show here in Portsmouth. As they say, you either die a hero, or live long enough to become the villain. Perhaps that time as come since I’m clearly not dead yet (externally at least). And yes, I’m gonna just go ahead and slide a Batman quote in here for good measure. Thanks for asking. Anyway, there were a number of reasons why I missed the opening acts that included Northern Curse, Grue, and Nycterent but when it came down to crunch time, there was simply no way I was going to miss one of my favorite doom metal bands play not five minutes from my apartment. Doom metal on a rainy Saturday night? I’ll take it. Continue reading

Rainbows in the Dark: Concert Review – The Tallest Man On Earth (July 6, 2016)

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The Tallest Man On Earth. Photo credit: Corey Butterworth.

One of the best things about Portsmouth is the Prescott Park Arts Festival. More specifically, the River House Restaurant Concert Series. While my musical interests generally don’t align with some of the performers pulled in for these shows, there are always a couple events I feel the need to attend. One of these “can’t miss” shows was The Tallest On Earth. I have discussed this particular Swedish folk rock musician at least a couple of times as part of our “Rainbows In The Dark” series, so this was clearly a date that I had marked on my calendar as my most anticipate non-metal concert of 2016. Continue reading