Mr. Max’s Message: July-Aug 2007

VACATION The Summer Peace issue is done and after I finish distributing it, I get time off before the September issue. This year I’m actually going to go someplace. A friend is renting an apartment in Paris and I’ve been invited to stay there for a short time. I took French in high school so I’m all set if I need to find a library—ou est la bibliotheque? But I may need to know more than that to get around. … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU July-Aug 2007

Lolita: I’m going to France!  Rita: Good for you. Lolita: T Max is taking me there. Rita: What!? He didn’t ask me. Lolita: Seems like T wants to experience freedom fries first hand. Rita: But why with you, and not me? Lolita: I guess because I’m blonde. And don’t worry; there are a lot of other places you can go. Rita: Like where? Lolita: Well, we could ask our friendly local rockers for that kind of advice. Our Question of … Read More >>

Casey Desmond

CASEY DESMOND No Disguises ~ by Shady       I’m tired and it’s raining—not exactly a brilliant combination. My day sucked from the get go, having woken up painfully early for work and having fight slower-than-death traffic in the rain. I find a surprisingly close parking spot, start walking, and evade raindrops as I prepare to meet up with Casey Desmond. If you aren’t familiar with Casey, she’s a young and talented singer-songwriter who’s made quite a name for herself in … Read More >>

LIVE REVIEWS: July-Aug 2007

AL JANIK, BROTHER MOSLEY/ GUSTER      Kirkland Kissoff Kirkland Café/ Earthfest The Hatshell 5/26/07       Right after Saturday Morning Softball—No Matter What I rush over to the Kirkland Kissoff and catch the end of Brother Mosley’s set. They’ve got a jammy/college party feel—“Dancin’ In the Streets” sticks in my head. The new bass player, Rob, has his friends hi-fivin’ his performance at the end of the set.       Fellow softball player Al Janik is a wonderful spirit who performs because … Read More >>


THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC Sonic Trout Tarnation and Alastair Sim 48-song CD I’m thinking life’s too short to listen to shitty music by artsy poseurs, hedonistic-slash-politically-aware “heavy” rockers, ham-fisted indie wankers, retro panderers, or brain-dead goofs in psychedelic clown suits. So I’d still much rather listen to “Surfin Bird” (or, for that matter, “Eje Ka Jo”) than, um, “Stairway to Heaven.” Good news for those who agree: “Wireless” has finally made it onto a studio album, as track six. Tune-wise, … Read More >>

June ’07 Radio Chart

1. Shadows Fall – Threads of Life 1. Dinosaur Jr. – Beyond 3. Polyethylene – What Goes on Inside Houses 4. The Bags – Mount Rockmore 5. The Luxury – This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things 6. Cheater Pint – “Control Freak” 7. The Everyday Visuals – Things Will Look Up 8. The Glass Set – Something Unknown 9. Los Wonder Twins Del Rap – Feast of Steven 10. Don Lennon – Radical 11. Bang Camaro – Bang … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message – June 2007

END WAR NOW UPDATE “End War Now” (the Boston music community recording) is being manufactured for copies to be made available to the media. Go to to hear the final mix. Look at the list of local luminaries who are involved with this project: VOCALISTS: John Powhida (The Rudds) Emily Grogan (Emily Grogan) Michael Bloom (Tim Mungenast & His Pre-Existing Conditions) Andrea Gillis (Andrea Gillis) Mick Mondo (…& Streaker) Linda Viens (Angeline) Casey Desmond (Casey Desmond) Peter C. Johnson … Read More >>