live music en 7.10.14: Seinfeld The Anti-Hero, New Summer Grilling Ideas, And The Green River Festival <p>It’s been <em>25 years</em> since Larry David’s “show-about-nothing” debuted on NBC, but it lives on. Recently a critic made the argument that <em>Seinfeld</em> not only transformed the sitcom but paved the way for television’s anti-hero dramas. Plus, not even a month into summer, you may already be approaching capacity on grilled burgers and hot dogs. JM Hirsch, food editor for the Associated Press joins us to inject new ideas into the outdoor cooking season. And, a sneak peak of bands heading to western Massachusetts for this weekend’s Green River Festival.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:23:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 51663 at 7.10.14: Seinfeld The Anti-Hero, New Summer Grilling Ideas, And The Green River Festival 6.19.14: Bonobos, Granite State Music Festival, And Found Footage <p>There’s a film festival coming to New Hampshire, but it’s not what you might expect. Instead of featuring independent films by aspiring artists, this festival will screen videos that have been stuffed into storage bins and garbage cans. Today we have a conversation with the curators of the Found Footage Festival. But first, biologist Frans de Waal on altruism, empathy, kindness and ethics among bonobo chimps. Plus, we catch you up with the Granite State Music Festival, coming to Concord this weekend.</p><p>Listen to the whole show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:18:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 50494 at 6.19.14: Bonobos, Granite State Music Festival, And Found Footage 6.9.14: Understanding Twee, Michael Blum, And Comedian Todd Glass <p>We are in the midst of a cultural movement…it’s called Twee and boy is it precious. Today we look into the gentle revolution that is Twee…from artisanal pickles to Wes Anderson films, why this retro wish for innocence is thriving. Then, we hear from a local jazz musician who has just released his debut album to good reviews. He has a long career ahead of him since he’s only 20 years old. Plus, a conversation with comedian Todd Glass. He’s been performing stand-up since 1982, but he made his boldest move in 2012 when he came out publicly as gay on Marc Maron’s podcast WTF.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:36:33 +0000 Word of Mouth 49893 at 6.9.14: Understanding Twee, Michael Blum, And Comedian Todd Glass 6.04.14: The Hygiene Behind Bacteria-Rich Body Sprays, And The Thing In The Spring Hits N.H. <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From hand sanitizers to anti-bacterial soaps, we go to great lengths to keep our skin microbe-free, but is all that scrubbing necessary, or even healthy</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">? Today a look at a new approach to cleanliness: bacteria-rich body sprays. Then, The Thing In The Spring is fast approaching, and we’ll speak with the founder and creative director of the festival about some of the acts hitting the stage in Peterborough. Plus, the film </span>“Snowpiercer”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stars two Academy Award winners and is opening the Los Angeles film festival this month. So why is it unlikely to come to a </span>theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> near you?</span></p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:04:54 +0000 Word of Mouth 49681 at 6.04.14: The Hygiene Behind Bacteria-Rich Body Sprays, And The Thing In The Spring Hits N.H. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band Presents "Creole Christmas" <p><a href="" target="_blank">The Preservation Hall Jazz Band</a>, one of New Orlean’s most legendary bands, will be rousing the crowds at <a href="" target="_blank">The Music Hall in Portsmouth</a> this Saturday with its “Creole Christmas” show… a joyful mix of Christmas tunes, jazz standards, and original music that busts out of the nutcracker and King Wenceslas mold.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Ben Jaffe</strong> is creative director and sousaphone player for the band and joined us from the road.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:54:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40447 at The Preservation Hall Jazz Band Presents "Creole Christmas" Sam Amidon Reimagines The Music Of Others <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Sam Amidon</a>,</strong> the Vermont born musician, grew up in a musical family touring New England and playing traditional folk songs. Now Amidon tours the world playing his own music, though he’s not exactly writing his own songs. Whether it’s a traditional Irish folk song or Mariah Carey, Amidon is known for reshaping and reimagining the music of others. We caught up with <strong>Sam Amidon</strong> before his set at the Ottawa Folk Festival. He will be playing at the <a href="" target="_blank">Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth </a>tonight.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:00:31 +0000 Zach Nugent 34752 at Sam Amidon Reimagines The Music Of Others Word of Mouth 09.07.13 <p>Welcome to the Word of Mouth Saturday show where we take all our freshest content, pop it in the audio blender and pour out a refreshing glass of public radio awesome. On this week's show:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Hogwarts for orphans?</a> <strong>Natasha Vargas-Cooper</strong> tells us about San Pasqual Academy, a new kind of group home that is trying to create a stable environment for teenage foster kids.</li><li><a href="" target="_blank">A Disney convention for die-hard fans.</a> Move over Comic-con, Disney is trying to create the ultimate fan event. <strong>Jordan Zakarin </strong>covered this years D23 event in Anaheim for Buzzfeed.</li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Vietnam through the eyes of photographers.</a> Curator <strong>Kurt Sundstrom </strong>stopped by the studio to tell us about the Currier Museum of Art's new exhibit, "Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War."</li></ul><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:08:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34497 at Word of Mouth 09.07.13 The Audio Orchard For August <p><iframe src="" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>1.<a href=""> <strong>Dr. Dog</strong></a> “Heavy Light”</p><p>August 9, <a href="">KahBang Festival</a>, Bangor, ME</p><p></p><p>2. <strong><a href="">Abigail Washburn</a></strong> “City of Refuge”</p><p>August 20, <a href="">The Music Hall</a>, Portsmouth, NH with Bela Fleck</p><p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:49:56 +0000 Zach Nugent 32826 at West Coast Conductor Donato Cabrera Makes Music In New Hampshire <p></p><p><strong>Donato Cabrera </strong>is the music director of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, music director of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, and most recently, the&nbsp;director of music&nbsp;for the <a href="" target="_blank">New Hampshire Music Festival</a>.&nbsp; The six-week celebration of classical and chamber music performed each summer at the Silver Center at Plymouth State University is coming&nbsp;to a close on Aug. 16.&nbsp; Back in June, Virginia Prescott spoke with Donato Cabrera about his work and the then upcoming festival.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:26:37 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28936 at West Coast Conductor Donato Cabrera Makes Music In New Hampshire Debo Band Comes To New Hampshire <p>One of NPR’s Fifty Favorite Albums of 2012 was the self-titled debut album from<strong> <a href="">Debo Band</a></strong>. The eleven member band, based in Boston, blends 1960’s Ethiopian music with American funk, brass band music, and rock. Tonight, the <strong>Debo Band </strong>is playing on the<a href=""> Dartmouth Green in Hanover</a>. Band leader and saxophonist is Ethiopian-American <strong>Danny Mekonnen</strong>, who we spoke with about the band and their unique sound.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:45:30 +0000 Virginia Prescott 30220 at Debo Band Comes To New Hampshire Fatoumata Diawara Comes To New Hampshire <p>West African singer-songwriter <strong>Fatoumata Diawara</strong> has a backstory not unlike many of today’s cosmopolitan Africans. She was born in Ivory Coast to parents from Mali and now lives in Paris. She’s a stage and film actress, singer, and songwriter, all of which has given her a world of experience which shines through on her 2011 solo album <a href=""><em>Fatou</em></a>. The album plays to her roots, but retains an infectious pop sensibility. Fatoumata is performing next <a href="">Thursday, June 13<sup>th</sup> at the music hall in Portsmouth</a>. We spoke to her last year before her performance at Dartmouth, just after the release of the album <em>Fatou</em> which is also her nickname, reflecting the very personal nature of its songs and production.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:45:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28850 at Fatoumata Diawara Comes To New Hampshire The Thing In The Spring Returns To Peterborough <p><strong>The Thing in the Spring </strong>is coming to downtown Peterborough, New Hampshire next weekend, June 6-9th. The quirky music and arts festival has over twenty bands playing in various venues around town and its own arts fair. The ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­founders of the festival, Eric Gagne and Mary Goldwaith came to give us the scoop on “The Thing.”</p><p>We have music from some of the bands who will be at the festival, under the cut. Thu, 30 May 2013 18:29:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28494 at The Thing In The Spring Returns To Peterborough Word Of Mouth's Arts and Culture Rundown <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:24:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26651 at Darlingside <p>VIDEO: The New England based band <strong><a href="">Darlingside</a></strong> has long been a favorite here at Word of Mouth, so on their recent visit to a song writing and music business summit at the Concord Community Music School, we invited them to play a few tunes live in Studio D. Afterwards producer Zach Nugent sat down to chat with guitarist <strong>Don Mitchell</strong> and drummer and Concord area native son <strong>Sam Kapala</strong>.</p><p>Production help from Logan Shannon and Taylor Quimby</p><p>"Blow the House Down"</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:53:02 +0000 Zach Nugent 25907 at Darlingside Heather Maloney <p></p><p><a href=""><strong>Heather Maloney's</strong></a> music has been described as “adventurous folk", pushing the boundaries of the folk genre with lush, full-band arrangements and playful vocal runs. Heather visited the NHPR studios last week to play a few songs and chat with producer Zach Nugent about music, spirituality, and being partial to ramblers.&nbsp; She will be playing at <a href=""><strong>The Big Room</strong></a> in Barrington New Hampshire on April 20th and at <a href="">The Music Hall</a> in Portsmouth on May 17th.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:59:26 +0000 Zach Nugent 25369 at Heather Maloney