OUR EYES ON YOU April 2007

Lolita: Is everybody ready to rumble?  Rita: Not really. Lolita: What? Rita: My boyfriend and I broke up and I’m not really in the mood to rumble. Lolita: Well, you can sit at home and sulk or you can go out to the clubs…  Rita: And sulk? Sorry I’d rather sulk in private. Just leave me alone.  Lolita: Okay, well, I guess I’ll be writing most of the column by myself this month.  I wonder if I can get T … Read More >>


WILL DAILEY by Glenwood      “The one thing I tried to make sure of while putting my last two records together is that I was being purposeful. I could spend all my time recording songs and jerking around but now that everyone and their rabid dog can put a song on the web for free, I think artists have to pay attention—more than ever now—to the material they are putting out. The saturation epidemic is creating an immunity to “new” … Read More >>


BANG CAMARO    Black Sword Records Bang Camaro    12-song CD Unless you live under a rock (or out of state), you know that Bang Camaro has a whole lot of lead vocalists–17 on this disc.  I’d call it shtick, except too many would take that as a negative, when, in actuality, it is the main reason I keep listening to this—the gang vocals lift this above the source material.  Bang Camaro plays music that is very deeply indebted to hair-metal … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message

DREAMERS WANTED Some of you may remember my involvement with Boston Rock Opera. That project brought together a lot of talented Boston musicians. Where that was a performance-based project, Dreamers Wanted is a recording project that will bring together a lot of like-minded Boston musicians and members of the community in general. The first segment of Dreamers Wanted is called “End War Now.” Go to http://myspace.com/dreamerswanted and check out the demo of “End War Now.” See if this project is … Read More >>


  WALTER SICKERT & THE ARMY OF BROKEN TOY Abbey Lounge, Somerville, MA 2/15/07 Edvard Munch said, “Illness and madness and death were the black angels that stood by my cradle.” These same black angels inhabit Walter’s phantasmagorical microcosm. Wearing a black top hat festooned with feathers, he’s Svengali with a palette of colorations-samples, radio static, and experimental electronics. The ethereal Edrie kneels on the stage surrounded by a beautiful, bizarre menagerie of toys including antique dolls, a parrot, a child’s phonograph, a wind-up cymbal-slapping … Read More >>


by John Hess The Gobshites are: Peter—guitar and vocals Betty—fiddle Chuck—drums Pret—banjo Rob—bass Steve—accordion Ryan—mandolin     As we’re in the midst of another miserable winter, the thought of spring is on everyone’s minds. The first event to kick off spring is always St. Patrick’s Day. And the best way to kick off St. Paddy’s Day is to venture off to see The Gobshites, who are making a point of celebrating St. Paddy’s Day 365 days a year. They are a … Read More >>

March ’07 Radio Chart

1. Piebald – Accidental Gentlemen 2. The Campaign for Real-Time – Yes… I Mean, No 3. Pernice Brothers – Live a Little 4. Kristin Hersh – Learn to Sing Like a Star 5. Mademoiselle – Mademoiselle EP 6. Mission of Burma – The Obliterati 7. Eloe Omoe – Marauders 8. The Atlantics – The Atlantics 9. Christians & Lions – More Songs for Dreamsleepers and the Very Awake 10. Duresse – Elate 11. External World – II and III: Random … Read More >>


EMILY GROGAN One Way Productions At Sea 13-song CD       Emily’s second CD, At Sea, has me already scratching notes for the year-end poll. No doubt the year’s most exciting release—I can count nine of the 13 songs as possible radio hits. Emily’s wonderfully expressive vocals turn from sweet to demanding within a measure while dealing with break ups, moving on, and trying to work things out. “End of The Line” rolls in with Emily’s gentle advice then kicks into … Read More >>