LIVE REVIEWS October 2007

BLEU, HOORAY FOR EARTH WFNX Disorientation 2007 Bank of America Pavilion, South Boston, MA THE NEIGHBORHOODS Late Risers’ Club 30th Anniversary The Basement, Boston, MA 9/13/07 This is more of a diary of a day than a live review. After Saturday Morning Softball I rush home to shower then make it over to the northern harbor side of South Boston to meet up with a bunch of guys and gals I’ve been rehearsing with for the past week to sing … Read More >>

Noise Radio Chart: September 2007

1. Hallelujah the Hills      – Collective Psychosis Begone 2. Buffalo Tom – Three Easy Pieces 3. Frank Black – The Best of Best 4. Polyethylene      – What Goes On Inside Houses 5. Reports – Mosquito Nets 6. The Big Disappointments      – The Big Disappointments 7. Willard Grant Conspiracy      – Let it Roll 8. The Atlantics – Live 9. The Luxury – This is Why We      Can’t Have Nice Things 10. Everyday Visuals      – Things … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message: September 2007

  PARIS Ahhh—a real vacation. I spent 10 days in August exploring Paris and, wow, was it beautiful. I kept a journal and took a lot of photos. Anyone interested in Paris should come over and check out the little slide show I’ve put together.  Besides the regular highlights, the Catacombs were a place that I won’t forget. My photos of the thousand of artfully placed skulls and bones came out quite good because I had a little battery-powered blue … Read More >>


THE ATLANTICS Something Hot Communications Live 13-song CD Nostalgia is what gets in the way. I don’t care that the band recorded this on March 25, 1979 on the eve of the national tour that was to make their reputation, nor need I mention that ABC Records dropped the ball forthwith. But The Atlantics were most likely never destined to be anything like The Cars, churning out their patented brand of deracinated New Wave kitsch; The Atlantics, bless their souls, … Read More >>

LIVE REVIEWS September 2007

  ATTACKING FREQUENCIES OF THE SUN, SUPERPOWER, GUT, HOOF Great Scott’s, Allston, MA 6/24/07 Sunday night madness. Hoof plunges into their set with no warning, a psychedelic doom dirge replete with furious, skillful drumming and groaning, grumpy guitars. It’s a seamless jam punctuated with massive crescendos—a soundtrack for a movie that hasn’t been written yet. One minute they sound like The Melvins; at another point I’m reminded of Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. Hoof succeeds in taking the room on … Read More >>


  LOOKING BACK ON THE SUMMER Keep it goin’ on strong and straight And use your heart and all your might and all your weight and all your power Do what you can to make it last for many hour Because once your dead you’re done, you don’t come back. ~Mr. Butch Rita: Wise words from a wise man whom we will miss. Do you know that one day Mr. Butch found $300 on the street and handed it out … Read More >>


by Robin Umbley They’re alt-country. They’re traditional country. They’re punk. They’re bluegrass. They’re rock ‘n’ roll. They’re Celtic. They’re drinking a lot of beer. They’re Three Day Threshold, a four-piece that’s a crazy amalgam of all those styles with beer seemingly the glue that holds them all together. Yes, these guys like to have a good time; they recently held a CD release party (for their latest disc, Against the Grain) and went all out with a Western party theme, … Read More >>