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 >>


  THE ROADSTEAMER by Glenwood The interview with Robby Roadsteamer about his upcoming record, I’ll Be At Your Funeral, written and recorded by the band rechristened as simply Roadsteamer, was a revelation.  I expected the obnoxious and ludicrous frontman who penned “I Put a Baby in You” to be cagey or difficult; I was miles off.  He’s genteel, oddly shy, and self-deprecating.          It seems that after an unlucky recent run with the music business and love, he is now … Read More >>


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 >>