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Brandi Carlile & Jason Isbell Ticket Give Away!

by Christian Mower on July 12, 2018

 

Sunday July 22nd, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Tune in TO 93.5 WMWV July 16th to july 20th for your chance to win tickets to see Brandi Carlile, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit live at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook!

Brandi Carlile

 

 

Since her heralded, genre-defying 2005 Columbia debut, Brandi Carlile and her indispensable collaborators, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, aka The Twins, have always offered listeners both control and abandon, often within a single song. The most well-known Brandi Carlile tunes, 2007’s “The Story” and 2012’s “That Wasn’t Me,” are dynamic journeys in themselves, encompassing myriad emotions and varied stylistic touches; “The Story” morphs from understated balladry to epic stadium rock, while “That Wasn’t Me” effortlessly straddles country soul and pop gospel. Infused with Carlile’s clarion voice, The Twins’ tight sibling harmonies, and stellar musicianship from everyone, it all simply sounds like Brandi Carlile. Now coming off of her new album “By The Way, I Forgive You”, Brandi is ready to share “story of forgiveness, that despite all this keeps us innocently climbing out of bed every morning open to love—big terrible trembling love.”

 

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

 

 

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s new album, The Nashville Sound, is a beautiful piece of American music-making, but watch yourself: it will light a fire under your ass. “You’re still breathing, it’s not too late,” Jason sings. This album is a call, and the songs on it send sparks flying into a culture that’s already running so hot the needle on the temperature gauge is bouncing erratically in the red. And while it’s understandable that, in this moment, some people want their radio to help them drift away, this finely calibrated set of ten songs is aimed right between the clear eyes of people who prefer to stay present and awake. It’s a call to those who won’t cower no matter how erratically the world turns, and who aren’t afraid of what looks back when they look in the mirror. Bruce Springsteen did that. Neil Young did that. Jason Isbell does that.

It’s also worth noting that this album isn’t credited to Isbell alone. For the first time since 2011’s Here We Rest, Isbell’s band, the 400 Unit, gets title billing. “Even when I was writing, I could always hear the band’s stamp on the finished product,” Jason says. “These songs needed more collaboration on the arrangements to make them work, and I felt like the band deserved it after the way they played.” Given Cobb’s strict insistence on cutting songs live with no demos or rehearsals, you can easily imagine how the brilliantly raw performances on the record will translate to the stage when the band takes these new songs out on the road. And boy, there’s nothing like a 400 Unit show. Not just because the band smokes, but also because Isbell’s fans are among music’s most ardent. They listen to these songs for months and months on their own, and that momentum rolls them right up to the doors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, or the Beacon Theatre in New York or the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta. And when the band kicks in, they are ecstatic. It’s a rock ‘n’ roll show that feels like fellowship.

 

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Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan Dead At Age 46

by Christian Mower on January 15, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND – The lead singer of the Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan passed away today in London at age 46. According to the Rolling Stone the band’s publicist released a statement confirming  O’Riordan’s death.

The Statement said “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

No cause of death has been revealed.

According to BBC News O’Riordan was reported to have unspecified back problems, which caused the cancellation of the second part of the Cranberries most recent European tour, although in late 2017 O’Riordan claimed to have been recovering and performed at a private event.

WMWV sister station Magic 104 Morning Show host Gino Devaney had a chance to interview O’Riordan last year about their latest album. You can listen to the interview below.

O’Riordan was the lead singer of The Cranberries for 13 years before the band took a break starting in 2003, reuniting in 2009.

According to wikipedia Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan was born and brought up in Limerick, Ireland. She is survived by her three children, who she had with her ex husband and former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton.

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Let’s Get Funky MWV!

by Chris on July 4, 2017

Funky (adj) in a style that is informal and unusual

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Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 4, 2017…it’s Independence Day, officially funkified by Motor Booty Affair, returning to Schouler Park in Mount Washington Valley!

That’s right…the Town of Conway is putting on one of the funkiest, freshest celebrations it’s ever seen, and we want to see you and your entire family there! Get out those bellbottoms, shades, and dancin’ shoes right now, and make sure you’re in crowd! Here’s a full line-up of the day…

Conway Village
1:30pm Parade

North Conway Village – Schouler Park
3:45pm – National Anthem
4:00pm – Act One Dance Company
5:00pm – Riley & Dan Parkhurst
6:00pm – Noah Smith (WMWV Song of the Year Contest Winner)
7:30pm – Motor Booty Affair
9:30pm – Fireworks

AND…don’t forget the Conway Scenic Railroad will be offering rides from Conway Village, departing at 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Return to Conway will be 10:15pm. Roundtrip rates are $5.00 for adults, $1.00 for children (4-12) and under 4 free. Note: Stroller space is limited, only umbrella (fold up) can be accommodated.

This funkadelic day is presented by the Town of Conway and Mount Washington Radio Group (WMWV, WVMJ – Magic and WBNC – Easy), and sponsored by Zeb’s General Store, Profile Motors, The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, GoSolar New Hampshire, White Mountains Community College, the Christmas Loft of North Conway and North Woodstock.

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NH Senate Passes Decriminalization Of Marijuana

by Christian Mower on May 12, 2017

Concord, NH (AP) – New Hampshire is on the path to joining its New England neighbors by decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. The state Senate passed legislation Thursday to remove criminal penalties for possessing up to three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana.

It must go back to the House for a final vote before heading to Gov. Chris Sununu. He’s likely to sign it.

Thursday’s vote marks a major victory for advocates of marijuana reform, who have seen their attempts at decriminalization stymied for years in the Senate. Police chiefs have long been opposed, arguing marijuana use can lead to harsher drugs.

Backers of decriminalization say a marijuana charge can ruin a young person’s life, potentially harming their ability to get a job. They say the police’s resources are better spent fighting the state’s opioid crisis.

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Local Song of the Year Showcases Announced

by Shannon March 6, 2017 Contests

Our Local Song of the Year Showcase line up is complete! These shows will last approximately 2 hours- we look forward to seeing you there!  For a song sample from each artist and the right place to vote for your favorite, visit THIS LINK. Voting will continue until March 31st. Congrats and good luck to […]

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Vote For Your Favorite Local Song of 2017!

by Dennis February 23, 2017 Contests

Time To Choose! Which Song Is Your Favorite? Check Out Each Band Live To Help You Decide!   Shark Martin at McGrath’s Tavern – Monday March 27th at 7pm Noah Smith at Horsefeathers Restaurant – Saturday March 18th at 8:30pm Junco at The Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub – Sunday March 19th at 8:30pm Justin […]

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