OUR EYES ON YOU June 2007

SUMMER PEOPLE, SOME’RE NOT Lolita: June marks the beginning of summer—a time to relax and take off your clothes. Rita: Don’t forget Father’s Day. Lolita: It’s also a great time to curl up on the couch in your underwear and watch the Red Sox win another one. Rita: Father’s Day is a Sunday right in the middle of the month. Lolita: Or go to Fenway Park and see how much of a disturbance you can make by stripping down to … Read More >>

LIVE REVIEWS June 2007

THE DENTS, VAGIANT Abbey Lounge, Somerville MA 5/11/07       This is it—The Dents’ final show. They’re breaking my heart! Before the show, I sit around with guitarist Craig Adams as he talks about the Boston rock glass ceiling. And hitting it. Makes me wonder two things: What level of success was the band anticipating? Didn’t they know they were too good to be enjoyed by the local rock scenesters and taste-makers who set the pace around here? But I don’t … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLE REVIEWS June 2007

VARIOUS ARTISTS Triple B Recordings The History of Boston Rock “Here and Now” 16-song CD compilation             If you’re not a fan of good-old-fashioned hammer-and-tongs rock, you might wish to look elsewhere, though if you are, you could do worse than Noble Rot’s anthemic rabble-rouser “Rocket Fuel Mayhem,” The New Frustrations’ classy garage-rock thumper “Changed My Mind,” The Doom Buggies’ Byrds-like “Bruce’s Lament,” and Over the Edge’s over-the-top punk raver “Invincible.” Rounding out the bill are outstanding tracks by the … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLE REVIEWS: May 2007

ANGELINE Hi-n-Dry Powered Pearls 12-song CD       Emily Grogan and Linda Viens share the songwriting duties and sing lovely harmonies in Angeline. Passion is the key to this vibrant band with a country twinge. The lyrics are easy to follow—and are consistently delivered straight from the heart. Cheryl Etu adds a wonderful glow to “The Clearing” and a child-like feel in “And it’s Hard” where her vibraphone plays a dominant roll in the mix. “Happy Again” contains a lovely violin … Read More >>

LIVE REVIEWS May 2007

AD FRANK & THE FAST EASY WOMEN Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MA 4/6/07       Descending into the Lizard Lounge, I leave two of my unfortunate friends behind because Ad Frank & the Fast Easy Women have filled the place to capacity! Ad Frank (Noise poll winner: stage presence/ Phoenix nominee: vocalist) is looking debonair in a suit and Ned Gallagher (drums) wears a white T-shirt with “AD” scrawled across the front like a myspace stalker.  They start off the night with … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU: May 2007

MAY 2007 Rita: It’s May, and while T MAX (The Noise) fights a war against a war, we’re left to hold the fort down. Lolita: So we don’t have to promote hisdreamers wanted myspace page anymore. Rita: Yep, no need to mention “End War Now.” By the way, you look great in your camo fatigues. Lolita: Thanks, but I think the camouflage design adds ten pounds. Rita: I don’t think it’s the uniform. It’s more likely the ten Pabst Blue … Read More >>