Roz & the Rice Cakes

ROZ & THE RICE CAKES                                                     by Eric Baylies Roz & The Rice Cakes have been playing and touring for roughly a decade. The Providence based band is a strange hybrid of pop hooks and prog rock. I spoke with lead singer Roz Raskin about the future and past of one of Rhode Island’s brightest … Read More >>

On Your Deathbed

ON YOUR DEATHBED by Eric Baylies On Your Deathbed is one of the best and longest running heavy bands in New England. Some of the members have roots to hardcore and metal scenes stretching back 25 years. I had the chance to speak with On Your Deathbed singer Bob Mendell about everything from hardcore to L.A. Guns to pro wrestling. Noise: Who is in the band and what do they play? Bob: I, Bob Mendell, am on vocals,  Caz Gadles … 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 >>

T Max Veggie Tour

T Max was inducted into the New England Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum in June of 2017. When was the last time you saw him?  He’s out and about all over New England on his 2017 Vegetable Tour. Come by meet the man responsible for 36 years of the Noise supporting local music… pick up some healthy vegetables while you’re at it. Click on the image of T Max with his Veggiehead to arrive at his 2017 release… Hole in My … Read More >>

Six Star General

SIX STAR GENERAL by Eric Baylies SixStar General has been one of the best New England bands, both live and in the studio, for over a decade. I had the chance to talk to bassist-singer Mark MacDougal aka Slick and guitarist Kyle Jackson about the band and the label Mark has run for many years, 75orless records. The band is rounded out by drummer Dan Ulmschneider. Noise: Tell me how the band started. Had you known Kyle for awhile? Was … Read More >>

Hayley Reardon

HAYLEY REARDON by Kathy Sands-Boehmer Hayley Reardon is already a seasoned pro in the music business; she’s been playing at an astounding number of clubs, coffeehouses and festivals since she was in junior high school. Hayley is now a college sophomore who is studying music at Belmont University in Nashville.  This Marblehead, Massachusetts native writes from experience and from a fresh perspective and her maturation as an artist has blossomed exponentially each year. Hayley has proven time and time again … Read More >>

Evenfall Quartet

THE EVENFALL QUARTET –  Stomp That Note by Harry C. Tuniese It must be difficult for a performer to play the standard jazz repertoire without playing cliches. They’re more likely to search within themselves for a method to realize these pieces. I think that has to do with what they put in or what’s left out of them. Apart from other forms of music, jazz is always alive in the moment. Over time, as The Great American Songbook became the … Read More >>

Alek Redfearn & the Eyesores

ALEC K REDFEARN & THE EYESORES by Eric Baylies Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores are a long running, influential avant garde rock and roll jazz explosion from Providence. They have been blowing minds all over the world for over two decades. It was my privilege to speak with band band leader Alec to pull back the curtain a little behind the magic band. Noise: Please tell me who is in the band and what they do. Alec: Right now … Read More >>