A top 5 assignment this year

Talking with teens about music and playing in a band was deeply satisfying, especially as I was feeling heavy burnout from city politics.

Bring on the bands

Saturday, March 5, 2011

When you play in a high school rock band, it’s a struggle just to make it out of your parents’ basement.

But today, nine high school rock bands from across the state will have a chance to showcase their talents — and win free recording studio time — at the first Kiwanis Club of Manchester K Rocks! Battle of the Bands.

The battle, presented in collaboration with the Manchester Community Music School, kicks off at 2 p.m. at the Dana Center at St. Anselm College.

For some groups, it will be their largest audience ever. Continue reading