Casey Nilsson

Sneak Peek: Deer Tick’s New Albums

Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 will be released in September.

According to a press announcement, “The two albums complement each other yet reflect completely contrasting styles, both of which accurately represent the two distinctive musical personalities of Deer Tick — quiet and thoughtful/loud and raucous.”

PVDFest, Part 4: Visual Art

It's no surprise: PVDFest is a feast for the eyes.

Muralists, sculptors and very patient macrame artists: We did not forget about you. Over the last week, we’ve covered the best food, performance art and music at this week’s PVDFest (now through June 4). Today, we’re naming five visual art attractions that’ll make you stop, look and maybe even think a little bit. Via the Avenue Concept’s Facebook page. 1….

PVDFest, Part 3: Music

Over the next few days, the city streets are alive...with the sound of music.

On one end of Downcity, catch Montreal’s great songstress. The other? See local songwriters or enjoy an instrument petting zoo. Doom metal will be the black cherry on your very musical day.

PVDFest, Part 2: Performance Art

From the facade of a downtown building to the city streets below, performance art is the star of PVDFest.

Six top performance art attractions include spoken word poetry, drag, hip hop dance and an alien dance party.

Feast at a Downton-Inspired Picnic in Lincoln

The event, hosted by Hearthside House, also features a faux foxhunt.

Photo courtesy of Hearthside House. A few days after I’d written about a family picnic at Chase Farm, I got a call from Kathy Hartley. Hartley, whose family owned Chase Farm and serves as president of the nearby Hearthside House Museum, enjoyed that I compared our humble outing to the formal picnics of the turn of the century. (According to…

Theater Takeaway: Trinity Rep’s Like Sheep to Water

The play was written in the 1600s and translated from the original Spanish by Trinity Rep's artistic director.

Photo by Mark Turek.Towards the end of Monday night’s performance of Like Sheep to Water, or Fuente Ovejuna, an actor’s faux mustache flapped from one side of his upper lip. The audience giggled in fits throughout the very serious scene, but the young actor powered through it with the poise of a seasoned pro. That moment captures the essence of…