Radio Chart: June 2008

1. Neptune – Gong Lake 2. Aloud – Fan the Fury 3. December Sound – The Silver Album 4. Big Dipper – Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology 5. Mission of Burma – Dpro 6. Dirt Mall – Got the Goat by the Horns 7. My Own Worst Enemy – Total Action 8. Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves – Roll With You 9. 28 Degrees Taurus – Underwater Love Sequences 10. Ho-Ag – Doctor Cowboy 11. Girls Guns and … Read More >>

LIVE REVIEWS: June 2008

Comment on any Live Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know what you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board ANDREA GILLIS BAND Plough & Stars, Cambridge MA 4/26/08 As expected, it’s a good size crowd at the Plough tonight—after all, it’s not every year they book the Rumble Finals into such a tiny venue. Arriving late, I manage to miss the other finalists but luckily I’m right … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message: June 2008

    PEACE CHORUS CHURCH GIG I haven’t played in a church since we laid Mikey Dee (the Noise/WMFO/Planetary Group) to rest. It was a different occasion recently when Sgt. Maxwell’s Peace Chorus brought our peace show to the Community Church of Boston. We were greeted by a wonderful bunch of activists who were more than generous with their appreciation of our performance. Thank you Dean Stevens! It was a pleasure. URBAN CARAVAN TAKES VERMONT Sgt. Maxwell (that's me), Sal … Read More >>

Noise Radio Chart May 2008

1. Big Dipper – Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology 2. Mission of Burma – The Definitive Editions, 1979 to 1983 [reissues] 3. Jason Anderson – Tonight 4. The December Sound – The Silver Album 5. Thalia Zedek Band – Liars and Prayers 6. Black Fortress of Opium – Black Fortress of Opium 7. Witch – Paralyzed 8. Action Verbs – “Canary/“Glass Slippers” 9. Aloud – Fan the Fury 10. Neptune – Gong Lake 11. Christ Pearson/Ekranoplan – Soundtracks 12. Township … Read More >>

5/10/15/20: May 2008

by T Max and Joe Coughlin 20 YEARS AGO Issue #73 May 1988 Cover: Dredd Foole & the Din (which began as essentially Mission of Burma backing singer Dan Ireton), the Blake Babies (featuring Juliana Hatfield), Lois McGee Bands: Salem 66, Nova Mob, Anastasia Screamed, J. Gag’s Big Black Book, Busted Statues (That’s drummer Michael Mooney standing with Clint Conley on the cover of Burma’s The Horrible Truth About Burma live LP. Busted Statues also featured Diane Bergamsaco, later of … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLE REVIEWS: May 2008

    Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board   THE LENNY SOLOMON BAND Not Life Threatening Music Maybe Today 14-song CD The Lenny Solomon Band plays a modern variation of good ole Creedence, with a dash of Petty, and a splash of Wilco. They have just enough country twang and lite-rockin’ folksy blues … Read More >>

LIVE REVIEWS: May 2008

Comment on any Live Review in  Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know what you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board DUKE LEVINE Atwood’s, Cambridge, MA 3/31/08 Tonight’s the final night of Duke Levine’s Monday night residency at Atwood’s. A capacity crowd gathers and shrugs off their responsibility to get a good night’s sleep for their job or classes, for tonight is about one thing and one thing only—amazing … Read More >>