Rita & Lolita

MUSICAL MAYORS Rita: It’s almost time for me to announce my candidacy to get elected Eternal Ruler of the Universe. Lolita: Since your universe consists of four walls and a bathroom you shouldn’t have any problem getting enough votes. But it gives me a better idea. Why don’t we ask this month’s artists a political question? If there was a Music Mayor of the Greater Boston area (New England) – who would it be and why did you vote for him/her? Rita: Let’s keep the gridlock to a minimum … Read More >>

Noise Live Picks

“+” after an act implies there are more acts on the bill If you’d like to start writing live reviews on New England acts of your choice, contact tmax@thenoise-boston.com – please put LIVE REVIEW in the subject. … Tue May 30  COUNT ZERO + @ Once, Somerville, MA Wed May 31  THE SUITCASE JUNKET @ The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA Fri June 2  HEAVY METAL HORNS (25th anniversary show) @ The Cabot Theatre, Beverly, MA Fri June 2  DON WHITE @ … Read More >>

Big Shot

Who is the Big Shot? Well, photographer Coleman Rogers knows… and you can too, if you click on this small portion of a photo to reveal the full photograph he took.       … Read More >>

Amy Fairchild

AMY FAIRCHILD NEXT BIG THING by AJ. Wachtel When you hear her music you wonder why she isn’t a national star? Her voice, range, delivery  and projection are as good as anything you hear on the radio from a female singer today. The songs are great, the production is fine, so how come Amy Fairchild isn’t headlining arenas around the world? Read below and catch a glimpse of New England’s next big thing before the day approaches where this artist  takes off … Read More >>

Hayley Reardon

HAYLEY REARDON by Kathy Sands-Boehmer Hayley Reardon is already a seasoned pro in the music business; she’s been playing at an astounding number of clubs, coffeehouses and festivals since she was in junior high school. Hayley is now a college sophomore who is studying music at Belmont University in Nashville.  This Marblehead, Massachusetts native writes from experience and from a fresh perspective and her maturation as an artist has blossomed exponentially each year. Hayley has proven time and time again … Read More >>

Evenfall Quartet

THE EVENFALL QUARTET –  Stomp That Note by Harry C. Tuniese It must be difficult for a performer to play the standard jazz repertoire without playing cliches. They’re more likely to search within themselves for a method to realize these pieces. I think that has to do with what they put in or what’s left out of them. Apart from other forms of music, jazz is always alive in the moment. Over time, as The Great American Songbook became the … Read More >>

CDs April

If you’d like your latest recordings reviewed, send hard copies to T Max/ The Noise, 40R Highland Ave, #219 Salem, MA 01970. … CORIN ASHLEY Broken Biscuits 12 tracks Following a stroke that left both his left hand and vocal chords paralyzed, Corin Ashley made his return with Broken Biscuits. No stranger to the music scene, Ashley has toured with many well-known musicians such as Frank Turner and Dave Davies of The Kinks. The album opens with “Little Crumbles” which … Read More >>