SILVER CIRCLES REVIEWS Sept 09

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board RAY MASON Captivating Music Like Bugs Chewing on Paper 11-song CD Ray’s been writing his insinuating and engaging slice-of-life tunes for decades, and, by a conservative count, has released over 200 songs. I would love to hear a greatest hits compilation; it seems to be about time. … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLES REVIEWS July 09

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board THE FISH EYE BROTHERS When the Swan was on the Boulevard 9-song CD They say less is more. Well, there’s a whole lotta less here. Namely, fearless, timeless, largely genre-less and, apparently, in the case of co-conspirator Willie Alexander, ageless. Willie’s history is there for the searchin’, … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLES REVIEWS June 09

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board ME AND JOAN COLLINS WhateverHappenedToMusic Love. Trust. Faith. Lust. 12-song CD Yawn. Me am made sleepy by catchy, riff-laden Bowie/Stones school of dynamic him-and-her harmony vocals. Me am bored down to there with good singing and songs that am have hooks. Me no like clever lyrics and … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLES REVIEWS May 09

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board       Original Noise review from 9/85 (reissued on Merge in 2009) VOLCANO SUNS Homestead The Bright Orange Years 12-inch LP I can’t help it. Whenever I hear Volcano Suns I get this image of things crashing into each other—hard and loud. Sort of like that … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLE REVIEWS: April 2009

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board WILLIE ALEXANDER Fisheye Vincent Ferrini’s Greatest Hits Interpreted by William Spence Alexander 13-song CD The word “event” has been degraded by cynical manipulators of a commercial mass culture more concerned with generating ephemeral hype than crafting anything of lasting value. But there is no other word that … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLE REVIEWS: March 2009

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board THE CHICKEN SLACKS Slaxtrax Records Can You Dig It? 13-song CD The Chicken Slacks, appropriately dubbed “Boston’s hardest-working funk and soul band,” do not disappoint with their latest release. Having just celebrated the third anniversary of a Thursday night residency at the Cantab Lounge, the Slacks are … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLE REVIEWS: February 2009

PETER MOORE SineAppleSap Records One Ride 9 songs + 8 cycles Peter Moore, the leader of Count Zero, creates his own musical masterpiece with One Ride, a collection of songs (and cycles—mini segue songs) that run though a relationship from its flirtatious beginning to its sad demise. The listener becomes a voyeur entertained by a slew of musical influences ranging from Justin Timberlake (“Droppin’ Trou’) to Curtis Mayfield (“Sister Sunshine”), Sly Stone (“5:00 in the Morning”) to Andrew Lloyd Webber … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLE REVIEWS: December 2008

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board SARAH RABDAU & SELF-EMPLOYED ASSASSINS Say it With Scissors Records Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins 12-song CD Well, I suppose a lazy reviewer might listen to the magisterial track twelve and trot out the usual references to Dead Can Dance and the like, but there’s something more than … Read More >>