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 >>

Pajama Slave Dancers

PAJAMA SLAVE DANCERS by Eric Baylies The Pajama Slave Dancers ruled college radio in the mid-1980s. Songs like “Defreeze Walt Disney” and “Homo Truck Driving Man” were regional hits that also found their way across the world. Singer Steve Westfield has also played in different bands with Rich Gilbert (Human Sexual Response/ Frank Black), Joey Santiago (Pixies), Lou Barlow (Sebadoh), and Chris Colbourn (Buffalo Tom). After 35 years of on and off being one of the best bands in the … Read More >>

Zion Rodman

ZION RODMAN TALENTED MAN WITH A PLAN By A.J. Wachtel We can all agree that having a soulful voice adds a little magic to any song you hear. Incorporate passion and truth into a creative composition and a good hook becomes enchanting and the performer becomes a wizard. Note after note, song after song, Zion Rodman is such an artist. His beautiful voice and high- caliber catalog are  charming, inspirational and majestic. Read on and let him cast a spell … Read More >>

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 >>