Layne Case 9-26-15


Layne Case, owner of AMITY Publications of Barrington, NH, and author of the ”Charlie” book series, will be holding a book signing and story-telling at Bull Moose, 419 South Broadway, Salem, NH on September 26, 2015 at 10am.

Layne, a native of Salem, NH, began her career as a children’s author in 2007 when she published “Charlie,” her first children’s book written 40 years ago. She now has five ”Charlie”books and offers writing classes, teaching children what it takes to become an author. Her company offers publishing services as well. Many of her students are now published authors and will be visiting that day.

This event will also include a visit from “Tucker”, the real dog who is a character in Layne’s latest book “Charlie and His Lost Friend”.

All of the “Charlie” books as well as children’s books written by the young authors will be available for purchase.

Z.Rider Poster



Z. Rider’s first love is horror, and her first horror novel, SUCKERS was released on February 17, 2015. INSYLUM, followed in June, and MAN MADE MURDER, book one of the Blood Road trilogy, comes out in October, all from Dark Ride Publishing.

MAN MADE MURDER, will be available for purchase early at the Salem meet & greet!

Z. believes that authors have the biggest stake in the success of their books and are therefore the best people to control the publishing of their books. She also believes that fear is a powerful and universal emotion, that our fears are inexorably bound to all that we stand to lose—from the mundane to the things we hold most precious. That’s the horror Z most enjoys reading; that’s the horror she strives to write.
Z. Rider spent her formative years hanging out in billiard halls, rec rooms, and wherever else she could find a pool table—not that it’s made her an especially good player, but it is great for shutting up the noise in her head. She used to test air-to-ground missiles for the Air Force. And she enjoys being crammed against the front of a stage in small, dark clubs across the Southeast while her favorite hard-working, underrated bands kill her over and over with their music.
Born and raised in southern New Hampshire, these days Z. lives in the mountains of northeast Tennessee with her husband, two dogs, and a skeleton named Knuckles.

Z. is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Alliance of Independent Authors.











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Welcoming back Grace Potter to the Scarborough Bull Moose!

In-Store Signing/Meet & Greet
Wednesday, August 19th
at 6 PM
Bull Moose Scarborough

Bring your favorite Grace Potter album, t-shirt, or poster in on Wednesday, August 19th at 6 PM and get it autographed!
The appearance coincides with the release of Potter’s new CD, Midnight, due out on Friday, August 14. The release is the first solo album from Potter, who is best known as the lead vocalist of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, a Vermont band formed in 2002. As a solo artist, Potter has shown diversity in performing with everyone from country star Kenny Chesney to rock group Gov’t Mule, which was founded by longtime members of The Allman Brothers Band. Recently, she opened for The Rolling Stones and joined them onstage to perform “Gimme Shelter.”
The event is free, tickets aren’t required!
Pre-order Midnight now or pick it up a copy at the event. We have it for just $9.97!

Russ Cox Scarborough

Meet Children’s Author & Illustrator Russ Cox

Meet Children’s author & illustrator Russ Cox at the Bull Moose in Scarborough on Saturday August 15th from 10-12PM!
Join us for a reading, drawing demo & signing of his new book Faraway Friends!
Faraway Friends:
This is the story of the adventure of a little boy named Sheldon and his dog, Jet. When Sheldon’s best friend moves away, Sheldon spies the word “Jupiter” painted on the side of the moving truck. Sheldon feels sad at first, but realizes that this is a sign—what he needs is a rocket ship! So Sheldon and Jet do some sketching and some scrounging, and, with a wagon full of equipment and supplies, the two future astronauts head to the backyard. With a glop and a wham, piece by piece the ship begins to take form, and soon it’s Commander Sheldon A. Flyer and Space Cadet Jet ready for takeoff! The duo jets around satellites, zooms by planets, speeds through space storms, and zips past other flying saucers . . . until plop, they’ve arrived, somewhere with a green, alien life-form and a furry black blob

This book encourages children to channel loneliness and boredom with creativity and imagination, and ultimately it is a story of new friendship. Featuring vibrant illustrations by debut author and illustrator Russ Cox, this action-packed story is sure to appeal to young readers in search of something that is out of this world!

He has illustrated Freddy the Frogcaster series (Regnery Kids), written by Janice Dean; Puppy Pirates series (Penguin Random House) written by Erin Sodersberg; Merry Moosey Christmas (Islandport Press), written by Lynn Plourde; and many other children’s books. Faraway Friends (Sky Pony Press) is his first book as both author and illustrator.

Roger Waters 5.1 Listening Party Thursday

Hear the new 5.1 mix of Roger Waters 1992 concept album Amused to Death before you can buy it.

Join us at the Gray Public Library Thursday at 6:30 pm for an amazing musical experience. Visit us Friday and buy the album on CD, vinyl, Blu-ray, or SACD and get a free poster while supplies last.

While not as well-known as many of his albums with Pink Floyd, Amused to Death, deserves careful listening. Waters comments on many things we may have missed because we are “amusing ourselves to death” watching television. Fans will be in familiar territory while finding new ways to think about the world.

The original mix was known for its expansive stereo image, with some sounds seeming to come from outside your speakers. The barking dog at the beginning truly sounded like it was coming from the house next door. The new surround sound mix builds on this, creating an immersive environment in which the listener is enveloped by the sound effects and music. This cinematic experience suits the album perfectly. My dogs ignore my home theater system. The war scenes near the beginning of Pink Floyd: The Wall don’t affect them no matter how loud I play it. The barking dog at the beginning fooled them and thought their buddy Sawyer was outside.

The sound effects are really cool, but it’s the music where the mix really matters. There is a lot going on, so pulling some of the instruments around the sides and to the back makes everything a little easier to hear. And you do want to hear Jeff Beck’s guitar solos, don’t you? (Side note: If you ever wondered how Jeff Beck might have handled the opening of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” from Wish You Were Here, find out here.)

The album was very well engineered to begin with and sounds fantastic in stereo or 5.1. The big songs are huge. “What God Wants” is nice and heavy, the gentle moments are super quiet, and the all the vocals jump right out at you. Waters uses all his vocal tricks while often sharing the mike with some incredibly strong female singers. (Another aside: after my first complete audition of the Blu-ray, I checked out Audio Fidelity’s new SACD release of Joe Cocker’s With A Little Help From My Friends. I’d have to give the sonic nod to Roger Waters and sounding better than an Audio Fidelity release is no small feat. I still recommend the Cocker disc, naturally.)

I encourage anyone who is curious about listening to music in surround sound to attend Thursday’s event. It’s an amazing way to experience great music. I promise you will be blown away. (Also, Sony was kind enough to donate a CD, a CD/Blu-ray package, and some posters to give away Thursday night. )

Quick note on the packages available Friday

The album will now be available in five versions:

  • Standard CD with new stereo mix
  • CD (new stereo mix) and Blu-ray (new stereo and surround sound mixes) in a nice book-like package
  • 2LP Picture disc
  • 2LP audiophile vinyl release from Analogue Productions
  • SACD from Analogue Productions
Mannix-Rota 7-18-15

Kevin Mannix and Linda Rota “Weathering Shame” Signings!

Bull Moose will host book signings with local authors Kevin Mannix and Linda Rota to promote the couple’s recent release of their book, Weathering Shame. The book details the couple’s personal journey and experiences growing up with parental mental illness and alcoholism and the resulting shame and stigmas they’ve worked to overcome.
The duo will visit two Bull Moose locations this July to meet with fans and sign copies of their book.

• Saturday July 18th 12-2PM at the Waterville Bull Moose, 80 Elm Plaza
• Saturday July 25th 12-2PM at the Brunswick Bull Moose, 151 Maine Street

Mannix is recognized as one of Portland’s best-known weathermen after a 25-year career with WCSH6 that ended earlier this year. Rota, his social worker wife, has played a crucial role in encouraging him to share his personal story with audiences.



Young Once the new album by Chris Ross and the North will be released tomorrow (Tuesday, June 2nd)! Order online now and catch them live and acoustic at the Bangor Bull Moose Tuesday, June 2nd at 6PM and at the Portland Bull Moose on Wednesday, June 10th at 6PM.

FNM test pressing


Faith No More will release their first album in 18 years, Sol Invictus on CD on Monday May 18th and we are pretty excited!
Celebrate with us at either location listed below to hear the album in full on a limited test pressing of the LP while enjoying free pizza and beverages (non-alcoholic) on us!
One lucky listener at each event will walk away with the test pressing at the end of it.
Sol Invictus won’t be available on vinyl until July 24th.

Bull Moose Lewiston
Monday May 18th at 8pm
20 East Ave
Lewiston, ME

Bull Moose Portsmouth
Monday May 18th 9PM
82 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH