Music 

FOTOBOM: GLITCH MOB AT HOUSE OF BLUES

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The Glitch Mob show opened with the defining roar of thundering bass raising from the floor and cheers erupting from the crowd as the cloak covering the extensive keyboard and drum set was pulled off. Continue reading

Fiction 

ODD FALL FICTION: THE CAROLINES

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“Tough life out here, huh, boy?” She stroked his ears, his thoughts moving up through her hands. He was old, and it hurt to swallow. He had run away from a man who came home drunk some nights and kicked him. It made her throat tighten and her eyes wet. “That’s bad. I’m really sorry.” Some people fed him, but mostly he ate garbage, and he hurt every night when it got cold. He hurt all the time. He wanted peace, and he looked right into her face to say it. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: NOT TOO KEENE

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Unless you’ve been living under a pumpkin, you’ve probably heard about the Pumpkin Festival riot near Keene State College the other week. Continue reading

Music 

REVIEW: ADD GROUPER’S LATEST TO YOUR RAINY DAY PLAYLIST

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The songs on Ruins all sounds as simple as the way they were recorded—alone in Portugal on a portable 4-track. Continue reading

Arts Music 

THE CHANGELING: MIDDLESEX LOUNGE IS GOING TO BE THURS-SAT ONLY STARTING IN 2015

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A notification that was sent out tonight by manager Nate Brown details the decision to make the shift, shut down at the end of December for some renovations, and what that means in the coming months. Continue reading

Shop 

HALLOWEEN OR BUST(S): LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN BRIC-A-BRAC, BY WAY OF 3-D PRINTING

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Or, you know, you could just sit in the 3D Photobooth scanner, which circles your head from all sides, generating an accurate rendering of your noodle and all its nuances to create tiny busts featuring your glorious melon, which take a day or two to complete (starts at $20) Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

POT HEADS: NEW CULINARY INCUBATOR FOCUSES ON FEMALE AND ETHNIC EMPOWERMENT

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The whole endeavor is the brainchild of Gouillart and some retired finance types who for years wanted to form a company designed to achieve public and social missions through a for-profit business model. One focused on empowering small, multicultural, and female-owned businesses at the local level as an engine for economic growth. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: SEXUAL FEAR-SUGAR

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That sense of sexual arousal triggered by intense experiences is one written deep in our bone. Anyone who has ever been through something beyond the pale of normal interaction, popping out the other side scared half-stupid while simultaneously being more than half-turned on, will recognize the sensation. Personally, I get off on it. Continue reading

Arts Music 

MUSICAL MILESTONE: HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY CONCERTMASTER ON PERFORMING VIVALDI, AND EYEBALLING THE NEXT 200 YEARS

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“The material is as exciting and fresh today as when it was written and a musical roller coaster ride to perform. It really needs to be experienced live in a concert hall to be believed, and can’t be copied in any kind of recorded format, or viewed on YouTube.” Continue reading

Arts 

RE-ANIMATING POE: AN INTERVIEW WITH JEFFREY COMBS

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“There were stories of Poe being in the gutter, literally. But he always pulled himself up and tried to not do that again.” Continue reading