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Britain’s Vinny Peculiar to Play Colley Cantina This Saturday

Britain’s Vinny Peculiar to Play Colley Cantina This Saturday

By Jeff Maisey Britain’s Vinny Peculiar will perform an intimate gig Saturday, March 18 at Colley Cantina. He’ll be joined by a backing group of Norfolk musicians tasked with learning a variety of his works, including tracks from his critically acclaimed concept album, “Silver Meadows (Fables from the Institution).” In 2014, Uncut Magazine called Peculiar

Setzer Struts Holiday Tunes, Rockabilly Riot

By Jeff Maisey The Brian Setzer Orchestra has embarked upon its 13th annual Christmas Rocks tour while also touting a new DVD called “Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka – Live in Japan 2016.” Fans of the neo-rockabilly/big band singer/guitarist/arranger will get a full evening of Setzer’s recorded holiday classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas

Alabama Shakes and Rolls into Portsmouth

By Shannon Jay   Brittany Howard wanted to start a band ever since she witnessed former classmate and fellow bandmate Heath Fogg perform a concert in their middle school gym. Later, after meeting bassist Zac Cockrell in a psychology class, the peers joined forces after Howard taught herself guitar, bass, and drums. What started off

Culture Club Headlines American Music Festival

  By Jeff Maisey Few pop bands have made the dynamic one-two punch Culture Club did in the early ‘80s. The London-based group debuted in 1983 with the album “Kissing to be Clever,” which spawned three hit sings in “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Time (Clock of My Heart)” and “I’ll Tumble 4