Live Music Picks in and Around Keene

[feather_share] May 4, 2015

You can hear just about every genre of music this week.  Here are four choices in different corners of the region – Antrim, Keene, Hancock and Peterborough.

Folk / Americana Music with Decatur Creek

Decatur Creek is Doug Farrell Steve Dionne and Jack Carlton of Antrim.  All three play and sing, creating a performance full of beautiful harmony, skillful musicianship, and a relaxed stage presence.  They write their own material, and are working on a CD.  Thursday they are the featured performer at at the Heard It Through the Grapevine coffeehouse in Antrim .



Punk Rock with Zombie Beatdown and friends

Zombie Beatdown from FB-page

Punk is alive and well in the Monadnock region and Zombie Beatdown has been a big part of the scene since 2010.  They have three releases to their credit.  Their hard driving beats combined with their fun sense of humor makes for a satisfying show.  Check out this song from their third CD, Trauma Weekend, called Nothing Better To Do. They return to Local Burger in Keene on Friday with Dennis Most & the Instigators and The Burnouts.   The music starts at 9:00.


Children’s performance by the Norway Pond Junior Minstrels

Junior Minstrels for May Blog

Nicknamed the Junior Mints, this chorus of two dozen children between the ages of 6-13 performs a holiday concert in December and puts on a yearly musical production.  The group was formed in 2009 by Jody Simpson (of Music on Norway Pond) for the children of Hancock and nearby towns.  On Saturday, from 4:00 – 5:00, come see their production of Peter Pan. Admission is free of charge, with donations accepted.


Chamber Music with Asylum Quartet

Here is an exciting combination – a saxophone quartet that plays classic, modern and world music!  The Asylum Quartet, founded in 2012, hails from Hartford. Last year they won the Grand Prize in the 2014 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition held in Boston. They are the first saxophone quartet ever to win this competition.  Asylum Quartet plays at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture Saturday at 7:30. Part of the Music in Bass Hall Concert Series, tickets are available for $15; $12 for students and seniors.