Daily Archives: August 11, 2011

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and Beatlejuice Just Booked in Londonderry

Ticket Update
THE YARDBIRDS – Selling Fast!
RENAISSANCE- Only 27 tickets remain!
THE ZOMBIES- Only 32 tickets remain!
GEORGE WINSTON- Only 40 tickets remain!

This Week
Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group The Stray Cats. Grammy-nominated, The Stray Cats have sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Founded by Rocker, Brian Setzer, and Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats remain a radio staple, were music video pioneers at the infancy of MTV, and repeatedly brought rockabilly music to the top of the charts.
The Stray Cat Lee Rocker’ concerts promise to have him performing Stray Cats hits including “Rock this Town”, “Stray Cat Strut”, “Sexy and 17″ as well as slamming renditions of songs from his many solo albums. Rockers band consists of guitarist Buzz Campbell, guitarist/slide player Brophy Dale, and San Francisco’s maestro session drummer Jimmy Sage, The Stray Cat Lee Rocker delivers an incredible concert experience for all.

This show is SOLD OUT

New Bookings
For over 15 years Beatlejuice has been the #1 choice for Beatles fans looking to get their fix of the Fab 4.  Faithfully reproducing some of the greatest songs ever written, Beatlejuice covers every era of the Beatles catalog and on to the solo careers of the boys from Liverpool.

Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks is truly an American original. Since the early 1960s, Hicks has deftly blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound he sometimes calls “Folk Jazz”.
The lyrics of his songs range from the simply sublime to the sublimely ridiculous, all presented with his uniquely skewed and inscrutable touch.
Dan’s irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage wit will make most who listen fans for life. He’s a snappy dresser, too.


Local School to Host Annual Clambake and Car Show

Manchester’s Trinity High School will be hosting its second annual Classic American Clambake and Car Show this upcoming weekend. Scheduled to take place at the high school, located at 581 Bridge Street, the event will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011 from 12 to 4 PM.

Award trophies will be presented to participating cars in categories like Best in Show, People’s Choice, Most Original, Most Unique and Furthest Traveled. No registration fee is required for those interested in participating and the first 50 cars to register will receive an insulated goodie tote bag.

Activities of the event include a pie eating contest, home run derby, and horseshoes. Many raffles and an auction will also take place during the day. Items including tickets to Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics games, NASCAR races, and American Idol and Moody Blues concerts. Other items include a Rondo autographed basketball, gift certificates, and gift baskets.

The Clambake includes food like lobsters, steamers, barbecued chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers. Food tickets can be purchased before the day of the event online here. The event is sponsored by the Trinity Football Foundation. Visit their website for more information. For more about the clambake and its events, click here.


The Sound of Freedom in New Hampshire

There is something about raw power. Whether it’s a 1500hp V-12 engine in a P-51D or General Electric F110 turbofan engine with 29,000 pounds of afterburner thrust on a F-16 Fighting Falcon “Viper”, airshows get my blood pumping. Maybe it is seeing incredible feats of agility in an Extra 300 acrobatic plane that would make any roller coaster enthusiast envious. Maybe it is the tight formations of jets only feet apart. Or maybe it’s the sneak pass at 600-plus knots in the Viper that you feel in your chest all the way to your feet. Whatever “it” is, I love it and I can’t get enough of it.

It’s getting close. My favorite time of the year. Airshow season is fast approaching and this year’s Service Credit Union Boston-Portsmouth Airshow, August 13th and 14th at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, should be a good one. See the United States Air Force premiere flight demonstration team, the Thunderbirds as the headlining act.

Other great acts include Heavy Metal Jet Team, USN F/A18 Super Hornet, New England’s own Michael Goulian, Sean Tucker and Team Oracle, Team Aeroshell, Jason Newburg, and the Northeast Raiders. A perennial airshow favorite the P-51 Mustang, an F-4U Corsair and a rare airshow appearance of a MiG-17 will grace the skies as well. You will also get to see a demonstration of the New Hampshire Air National Guard 157th Air Refueling Wing’s KC-135. The Heritage Flight will consist of a USN F/A18 Super Hornet and a F-4U Corsair.

Many improvements are set to take place at this year’s airshow. Food concession stands will increase from 18 in 2010 to 37 this year, that’s over a 100% increase! Water will be provided by Monadnock Mountain Spring Water and additional water will be available for sale at reduced prices compared to last year. Large scale static aircraft are being brought in to provide shade and misting tents will be setup to help cool down spectators. The parking plan for moving the high volume of cars has been revamped as well, so getting in and out of the airshow should be a much smoother event.

Static aircraft such as KC-135, C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globetrotter, C-130, F-16’s, A-10’s, UH-60 Blackhawks, and many more will be on the show grounds for you to see. A popular kids attraction the “Kidz’ Zone” will be back again this year. Vendors selling various airshow/demo team trinkets, hats, t-shirts, and memorabilia will tempt you to open your wallet. The airshow has a couple of beneficiaries which include the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire and the Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America.

If you’d like to experience an airshow you can purchase tickets for the Boston-Portsmouth Airshow by visiting their website. General Admission tickets are available online through the 12th for a $5.00 discount per ticket.

Pete Langlois lives in Derry with his wife and two children. Pete works in the information technology banking sector as a systems administrator. He is an accomplished photographer and loves to shoot at air shows and balloon festivals.  He also enjoys shooting waterfalls, nature and macro photography. You can view his outstanding images on his website.