Take 4 is a group composed of Rod Davidson, Chad Connors, Scott Abernethy and Charles Davis. The band was created with the goal of being the life of the party, playing songs that you can’t help but want to dance to. Their different musical tastes have led Take 4 to having one of the most diverse and entertaining set lists in the region. The band is determined to entertain anyone of all ages who comes out to see them, offering music of all kinds from the '50s, up to the most current songs on the radio. Take 4 sets themselves apart by focusing on the tastes of the audience and not just playing songs they enjoy or what reflects their own individual tastes. They do this with an exceptional rhythm section and top notch vocals while interacting with the audience in ways that few groups can. Of course, seeing this first hand will make you a believer, so ladies and gentlemen, playing everything from records to iPods, we present to you, Take 4!
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Scissorfight formed in 1995 in the town of Portsmouth. The original lineup consisted of guitarist Jay Fortin, bassist Paul Jarvis, and drummer Joel Muzzey. Blending extreme genres such as grindcore and post-hardcore, the band hired vocalist Ironlung (named for his ability to take in illegal substances) to "stand there and look scary".
They recorded their debut, 1996's Guaranteed Kill. The band followed it up with 1998's Balls Deep. They signed with independent label Tortuga Recordings to release 1999's New Hampshire. The band played at River Rave festival, where they performed with Cypress Hill and Stone Temple Pilots. They released an EP of covers entitled Piscataqua soon after, and were featured on MTV's "You Hear It First" segment. In 2001 the band released two albums, the original Mantrapping for Sport and Profit and an album of re-recorded songs to be released in Britain called American Cloven Hoof Blues. A series of EPs (Potential New Agent for Unconventional Warfare, Deathchants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes, Vol. 2, and Victory over Horseshit) followed, with the full-length Jaggernaut arriving in March 2006. Scissorfight was named "best hard rock band" at the Boston Music Awards in 2003 and 2004.
After a nearly ten year hiatus, the band returned in 2016 with a new vocalist, drummer and EP entitled Chaos County.
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Saturday, 9:30pm @ The Shaskeen Pub and Restaurant
The Shaskeen Presents: Joshua Tree (U2 Tribute Act)
Joshua Tree pride themselves with their ability to generate a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations. Without compromising artistic integrity, the band has gone to great lengths to reproduce the distinct sound of one of the world’s most popular rock bands. Unique to The Joshua Tree is their dedication to the entire U2 songbook, including early fan favorites from the 1980-1987 period (Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, and The Joshua Tree)
Playing each song with the same intensity and emotion, the band covers all phases of U2’s career from their first album Boy to the most recent, No Line on the Horizon.
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theSHIFT is a phenomenon. John Shannon, MJ Lambert and Ben Geis — three of the most vital, highly sought-after musicians in New York City and the world-over — have put aside their roles as hired guns for some of the biggest names in the music business to gamble it all on one band… and they’re doing it because theSHIFT is about something much bigger.
“theSHIFT is about altering your consciousness through the sheer power of Rock and Roll music. Our lyrics don’t question the government, they question the nature of your reality.” —JS
The ideas above may trigger confusion or judgment for some people, and theSHIFT has a message for all people. Let this be said: theSHIFT breathes the true fire of life back into Rock & Roll, and they leave blood all over the stage… every night. The unmistakable looks on the faces in the audience will tell you that theSHIFT offers a transcendent experience… every time.
There is a sense of wonder at the show as a new vehicle for electricity pushes wave after unified wave of sound into the crowd. You can really feel an energetic portal opening. theSHIFT is reviving a true awareness of the organic, absolute power that music can convey when the channel remains open.
theSHIFT is fueled by the growing energy in an audience that is rapidly expanding. They define their central concept, Shifting, as the continuous exchange of energy. It is a powerful current that flows back through the audience to the band. This may sound elusive, but the living sense of it is undeniable. John Shannon’s prophetic lyrics and vocal expression work in such a way. Drums and bass are relentless and impeccable. The music is mystical, and the electric guitar experience is positively mind-bending.
“When you just play a song form down perfect start to finish there’s no danger there, but when you choose to open it up, not in a meandering way, but in a way that’s in touch with the moment and the audience, then you can get into some real danger, and by danger I mean transcendence.” —JS
theSHIFT represents a total commitment. They are bringing the danger back into Rock & Roll.