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Musician the Dock: TheColorOrange and Jake McKelvie & The Countertops

  • Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery Wyman Way Keene, NH, 03431 United States (map)

The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery and the Keene Music Festival proudly announce a co-sponsored upcoming public event, “Music on the Dock,” with two of the areas favorite bands from this years’ music festival, Jake McKelvie & the Countertops and TheColorOrange.


October 29 2015

Music on the Dock Presents TheColorOrange and Jake McKelvie & the Countertops

DJ at 7pm; bands from 7:30 — 9pm; apple cider donuts and hot beverages throughout

The loading dock at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College


Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene Music Festival and Keene State College

Free and open to the public

There will be a scavenger hunt as well!!

You nave been warned....



TheColorOrange is an indie 3-piece that spirthed from New England basements. They have a simple sound thats supplemented with character, energy, and tomfoolery. They also are not as wordy as those other guys.



"They’re a busy band, Jake McKelvie and The Countertops. They drive their bouncy indie-rock all over New England. As a result, Solid Chunks of Energy has a show-honed tightness.

Jake writes words that fit his voice: morose, indignant, and above-all, weird. He sings as a character perpetually fed-up, someone petty and selfish. His long lines and constant rhyming brings to mind the most playful side of Bob Dylan. The words convey a real sense of a mind wandering, sometimes to claims as strange as, “Just forget about watching over me because I am the one who guards the angels.” You just never know where he’s going with something.

The band (wisely) prioritizes the lyrics, playing a rocking, supportive backdrop. The drums impel the right amount of punk-rock out of the upbeat songs, but settle in nicely for the slower songs. The bass follows the Ben Folds Five precedent for indie rock trios––getting away with more showiness than would fly if there were another guitar or if Jake were a busier guitarist. Overall, the rhythm section finds a good balance, rewarding but not stealing your attention with the music behind the verses. A variety of bass tones help prevent the album from settling into one flavor. "

(excerpt of review by Tyler Burdwood)