Roy Sludge Trio

THE ROY SLUDGE TRIO ROCKABILLY ROYALTY by A.J. Wachtel In the entertainment world it’s pretty clear: your ears either love rockabilly music or they can’t stand it. This is the way it has always been in the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and it hasn’t changed at all right up to this very day. You’re either a fanatic who’s ears perk up when you hear the strains, or you’re a dilettante who’s nose turns up in disgust whenever  a song … Read More >>

Amy Fairchild

AMY FAIRCHILD NEXT BIG THING by AJ. Wachtel When you hear her music you wonder why she isn’t a national star? Her voice, range, delivery  and projection are as good as anything you hear on the radio from a female singer today. The songs are great, the production is fine, so how come Amy Fairchild isn’t headlining arenas around the world? Read below and catch a glimpse of New England’s next big thing before the day approaches where this artist  takes off … Read More >>

Goodnight Moonshine

Quick Q and A with GOODNIGHT MOONSHINE by Kathy Sands-Boehmer Goodnight Moonshine is a very cool pairing of two very talented members of two very popular bands: Molly Venter of Red Molly and Eben Pariser of Roosevelt Dime.  Their new self-titled CD is a potpourri of music stylings ranging from country to Americana to a pop/psychedelic mashup that is an instant classic.  Well worth the listen.  You’ll be hooked. Noise: I’m always interested in the creative process, especially when musicians … Read More >>

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 >>

The Suitcase Junket

THE SUITCASE JUNKET Mustachioed Multi-Instrumentalist Music Man By A.J. Wachtel Defining The Suitcase Junket (Matt Lorenz) into just one genre of music can’t be done. Naming his many stylistic influences is much easier. Categorizing the music this unique one man band produces is much more difficult than just accepting his enchanting and enthralling sound. This gripping artist really showcases the depth and diversity of the New England music scene and deserves your support and attention. Listen to what this clever … Read More >>

The Forz

THE FORZ By A.J. Wachtel The Liverpool Sound invasion of the early ’60s happened more than 50 years ago but you can still hear the resulting reverberations whenever The Forz get onstage and shake the roof of the club. Sorta like Herman’s Hermits meets Weezer meets Gerry & the Pacemakers meets The Hollies meets Fountains of Wayne. Cole Tyler is on vocals and lead guitar, Anthony Graziano sings and plays rhythm guitar, Dave Gambon on vocals and bass, and Ryan … Read More >>

John Davidson

JOHN DAVIDSON: Fantastic Folk Artist By A.J. Wachtel Many people just remember John Davidson for his work in various television roles, including sitcoms, game shows, variety shows, and talk shows. But he is also a very talented musician who still performs around the state charming audiences with his supreme singing and great guitar work. Here’s what the former star behind the center square on Hollywood Squares is up to today. Noise: You are an American singer, actor and game show host. What’s similar in hosting a TV show … Read More >>

Jon Butcher

JON BUTCHER: AT THE AXIS By A.J. Wachtel In 1982, The J. Geils Band did the unthinkable and took an unsigned local act on an international tour to promote their hit release Freeze Frame. This exposure led to Jon Butcher Axis signing an international deal with Polygram Records. And in the almost thirty five years since, Butcher’s star continues to shine brightly with his latest release 2Roads East. Check out what the man with the Strat has to say about what’s happening on his fretboard and how he made … Read More >>