Natalie Joly

NATALIE JOLY Nineteen Going On Thirty By A.J. Wachtel If you haven’t yet heard of this talented young lady, rest assured you will. If you aren’t aware of one of New England’s best unknown artists around today, relax you will be. All things are coming together right now for this future superstar and by this time next year her name will be on everyone’s lips and her music will be on everyone’s playlist. Noise: As a teenage artist from Wakefield, what … Read More >>

Bent Knee

BENT KNEE:  Hands Up for Success!! by Harry C. Tuniese From different locales, six youngsters come to Boston’s Berklee College of Music, seeking to elevate their musical knowledge. Soon they form Bent Knee, a genre- defying art-rock collective. Fiercely innovative, the band bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, confident, and original. They draw from an expansive sonic palette edged by the touchstones of progressive rock, heavy psych, baroque … Read More >>


Keeping Track of  HUNTER by A.J. Wachtel Hunter Stamas, Cameron Gilhooly, Connor Coburn and Zack Warneka belong to the best alt/folk/rock band ever to come out of southern New Hamphire. Their infectious music and stunning shows have captured the attention and ears of an ever growing fan base all over the world. This is a great group with a unique sound. Read on and catch the reasons why everyone is picking up the scent of this very talented quartet. Noise: Your … Read More >>

Air Traffic Controller

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER TAKES OFF by A.J. Wachtel While serving as an Air Traffic Controller for the U.S. Navy, Dave Munro sent home demos written during his deployment. Soon after his return he met band mate and fellow singer/songwriter Casey Sullivan and they now have national recognition as artists, and make contemporary music with a unique category-defining organic/electronic sound. Take a seat with Dave and Casey as they navigate their rise to stardom: Noise: Air Traffic Controller’s music has been described … Read More >>

Count Zero

COUNT ZERO by Eric Baylies Count Zero was formed roughly twenty years ago by Peter Moore from the ashes of Think Tree. They will celebrate two decades as a band with a 20th anniversary show at Cuisine El Locale at Once in Somerville on Friday, March 18 with The Shills and Bury Me Standing. I had a chance to speak with Peter about two decades of music, teaching, recording, performing and the Blue Man Group. Noise: How did Count Zero start? … Read More >>

Don White

TALKING WITH FUNNY MAN DON WHITE by Kathy Sands-Boehmer Don White is one of a kind.  He’s a genuine guy who loves his hometown of Lynn, loves his community of fans and friends, and loves being able to communicate via songs, stories, and humor. Don was a keen observer of musicians as he was growing up and learning how to pick out some tunes on his guitar. It wasn’t until he made the connection and began to study comedians so … Read More >>

Diane Blue

DIANE BLUE by A.J. Wachtel In my book, there are not many performances more entertaining than seeing and hearing an incredible blues diva belt out a song in front of a great band. Case in point is Ms. Blue singing with Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters. For the first time in two decades the Blues Foundation’s 2014 Blues Music Award’s “Best Blues Guitarist,” Ronnie Earl, has increased the voltage of his band with the addition of this extraordinarily talented vocalist. And … Read More >>

Frentatta Terrapa

 STONER PROG’s “IT” DIRECTOR:  FRENTATTA TERRAPA  by Shauna Erlbaum Boston-Providence’s burgeoning stoner prog music scene is, for my money, the most exciting music scene in eons, and part of the buzz and identity comes courtesy of the music videos of Frentatta Terrapa, who is like the Roger Dean to this scene’s trippier/ sloppier prog rock bands. In a very short time, her distinctive music videos have given uniformity to a wide variety of experimental bands, with her, dare I say, iconic … Read More >>