Rita & Lolita

YOUNG GUNS Rita: September is a cool month for many reasons. It’s the ninth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the third month to have the length of 30 days. It is also the month with the longest name with nine letters and in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Southern Hemisphere.  Lolita: Dear sister, you remind me of a paper tiger. Something that seems threatening but is ineffectual and unable to … Read More >>

T Max Tour

In 2017 T Max was inducted into the Music Museum New England.  Oedipus (WBCN) wrote these words about him… T Max, who in the local Boston rock scene doesn’t he know?  A local renaissance man, T Max is a writer, publisher, musician, songwriter, producer, storyteller and visual artist. Beginning in 1981 T Max stapled together the first issue of The Noise, a fanzine that focused on the burgeoning local underground music scene, concentrating on bands in need of exposure beyond … Read More >>

Barry Goudreau

BARRY GOUDREAU’S ENGINE ROOM by A.J. Wachtel Barry Goudreau is the ex-lead guitarist for the band Boston and is now slinging solos with Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room. This tremendously talented artist is one of the best six stringers around and his classic playing on many of Boston’s famous double lead riffs makes him one of the all-time greats. Goudreau is a guitar god and this is what he has in store for us mere mortals. Noise: Who’s in your new … Read More >>

Spectramotiv

SPECTRAMOTIV by Eric Baylies Noise: Who are the members of Spectramotiv and what do they play?  Lady Bedouin: Spectramotiv is a Boston based trio with Lady Bedouin on vocals, Andrew Abrahamson on guitar, drum machine and synth, and Jon Littlefield, a.k.a Tall Jon on bass. Noise: How did Spectramotiv start, did you kind of know each other or did you meet through ads? LB: Ads? That’s funny! What do you mean? Like Craig’s List or something? Noise: Sure, why not? LB: No, we got to know each … Read More >>

CD reviews

If you are based in New England and would like your CD reviewed, send it to T Max/ The Noise, 40R Highland Ave #219, Salem, MA 01970 … DAMN TALL BUILDINGS birnCORE Good Enough!  6 tracks I do surely enough have a bona-fide weakness for well-executed traditional mountain music and other such archaic tunes, call it by whatever silly marketing label like Guerilla Roots you like. The instrumental accompaniment on the opener, “Roll[in’] in My Sweet Baby’s Arms” are like … Read More >>

Live Reviews

WILLIE ALEXANDER’S PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY ORCHESTRA (first set) Music on the Green Gloucester Meeting House, Gloucester, MA 7/28/17 Sitting behind a tall yellow church. It’s the oldest (1806) surviving meeting house in Gloucester. The others have all burned down. Hopefully Willie Alexander’s performance tonight will not get too hot. His piano sits on the stage displaying stickers that have been picked up from all over the world. Charles Nazarian jokingly introduces the band as the Persistence of Life Orchestra as … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

NON-AFFILIATED NEW ENGLAND NOBILITY Rita: Here are a few of my favorite things as the summer comes to a close. Lolita: The holidays are coming and there are only 147 shopping days left until Christmas, you cabbage-headed consumer? Rita: No, you witless wonder. The only thing you find favorable is the Dead Sox are now in first place and have plenty of time to blow everything by Labor Day. Lolita: Tsk. Tsk. Tee Max is already making book on them winning the pennant. How about we ask our favorite artists … Read More >>