Welcome back, Conor

Thursday, Oct. 25 you don't want to miss Conor O'Brien at the Press Room from 9 p.m. to midnight. Conor was a staple in the Seacoast music scene before we lost him to the big city (Boston) a few years ago. He is the most passionate, energetic performer that I know. His clean yet soulful vocals are a perfect complement to his rocking acoustic styling.

But if you go to one of his shows expecting an acoustic performance, don't be too surprised if he shows up with an electric guitar slung over his shoulder. Conor keeps his audiences on their toes. www.conormusic.com. — John Shore

Thursday, Oct. 25, Conor O'Brien, Press Room, 77 Daniel St., Portsmouth, 431-5186.

If John Shore could have any song play at my funeral it would be "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones. He can be reached at johnshore@verizon.net.