Drunken Logic

The exhilarating effects of DRUNKEN LOGIC By A.J. Wachtel Sometimes things just fall together in the right way and you find yourself in a band where the sum of the parts may be greater than the whole; and you make great music cooperatively. Case in point: Jake Cassman (piano and vocals), Austin Wells (lead guitar and vocals) and Ryan Jordan (rhythm guitar, keys, mandolin and vocals), as individually talented a trio as you can find today in New England. Determining whether your … Read More >>

Greg Dann

GREG DANN The Man on Top of Rockpile by T Max I’m very interested in people who choose to make a living from music. Most of them have more than one source of income, using their talents to keep the money flowing in from different directions. Drummer/ guitarist/ engineer/producer Greg Dann is one of those people. He man’s Rockpile Recording (don’t let the name fool you – he records all types of music, voice overs, and readings) out of his … Read More >>

CDs – Feb

BUTTERSCOTT Buttersville Records The Somewhat Disappointing Contractually Obligated Followup™ 30 tracks Instead of talking about this latest offering from the inimitable trio comprising the 21st century Butterscott, why don’t I instead inform you that the tradition of humor, at least in early rock, is strong. From the Lieber and Stoller songs written for the Coasters to “Chantilly Lace” and “Stranded in the Jungle”… No, wait. Maybe I had better talk about the record in depth, something which is sure to … Read More >>

Rita + Lolita

PAROCHIAL PASSION Rita: The month of February always makes me smile when I think of St. Valentine’s Day and lovers all over the world celebrating their happiness and good feelings. Lolita: It reminds me of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and I wonder who I can call to drop a dime on you. Rita: You are so cheap prying a dime from your grip would require surgery so how about we ask some of our favorite local artists that since February 14 is for lovers – tell us about something … Read More >>

Live – Feb

If you have any interest in writing about the musical acts you see, please contact tmax@thenoise-boston.com. Write LIVE REVIEWS in the subject box and T Max will fill you in on how to help out your favorite acts. … WHAT TIME IS IT MR. FOX? Chianti, Beverly, MA    1/5/17 I’m liking Chianti – with it’s early start time (8:00pm) I can catch the first set of an act and still have the rest of the night free. So I … Read More >>

Noise Live Picks

“+” after an act implies there are more acts on the bill If you’d like to start writing live reviews of New England acts of your choice, contact tmax@thenoise-boston.com – please put LIVE REVIEW in the subject. … Mon Feb 27  PETER CALO @ Luthier’s Co-op, Easthampton, MA Tue Feb 28  T MAX (feature at Jon Waterman’s Open Mic) @ Koto, Salem, MA Tue Feb 28   JON LANGFORD (Art & Solo Acoustic Career Spanning Show) @ Atwoods, Cambridge, MA … Read More >>