the Dejas

THE DEJAS by DJ Mätthew Griffin For the last five years the Dejas, Callie Lipton and Aaron Katz, have toured the Northeast spreading their original music everywhere from house concerts to festival stages. In 2007, the Dejas won the Seacoast Eye on the Arts Alternative Band of the Year award. In 2009 the band released Speeding Softly, which soon garnered the Dejas many music licensing deals. The Dejas’ songs have appeared on The Beautiful Life, produced by Ashton Kutcher, the Lifetime movie Lip Service, … Read More >>

Kate Taylor

KATE TAYLOR by A.J.Wachtel Coming from the first family of music in Massachusetts bears with it certain responsibilities. For decades, Kate and her brothers have treated the world to their specific sounds of creative compositions. And now in the new millennium, another generation of Taylors delights us with their talents. Here is the gospel according to Sister Kate… The Noise: In 2009, you released your CD Fair Time! and a documentary DVD with Film Truth Productions called Kate Taylor—Tunes from the Tipi and Other … Read More >>

Human Sexual Response

HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE by Eric Baylies Human Sexual Response existed as a Boston-based new wave- and punk-inspired band from around 1978 to 1982. They released three classic albums during their brief career, Fig 14, In a Roman Mood, and Pound. Along with Mission of Burma, they defined an era in underground rock ’n’ roll in Boston. While never quite achieving national stardom, they had some major college radio hits in “Jackie Onassis” and “Land of the Glass Pinecones” back when I was first … Read More >>

FREEZEPOP

by DJ Mätthew Griffin Freezepop is an electropop band that hails from Boston. Originated in 1999, they are in their 12th year, creating what has been dubbed as a retro-futuristic sound with songs that are hot in the video game arena. Their most recent album Imaginary Friends received Best Album honors in the 2011 Boston Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll and Best Electronic Act in the 2011 Boston Music Awards. But it’s their newest naughty and nice “Dopplegänger” video with its unique video controller … Read More >>

James Montgomery

JAMES MONTGOMERY REALLY BLOWS  by A.J. Wachtel James Montgomery is going to have a huge year. But every 12-month period for him is an enormous annum because he is a true rhythm and blues star. I just went to see the Allman Brothers Band with him and more than 10 strangers came up to us and asked him if he was really James Montgomery; and this was before we had even made it to the “will call” window. A true … Read More >>

Brad Byrd & Cape Ann

BRAD BYRD by DJ Mätthew Griffin Indie rock/alt-country singer/songwriter Brad Byrd’s debut album The Ever Changing Picture was met with critical acclaim.  He charted on ArtistDirect.com, with the single “Never Came Back” claiming the #1 download from the site, an unheard- of occurrence for an artist on an indie label back in 2005. Popular indie rock radio station WBER Rochester, NY, favored another single off that record “Weird Enough,” charting at #145 amidst some other major label talent. Other various radio stations, … Read More >>

Parkington Sisters & Cape Cod

PARKINGTON SISTERS ARE HOT! by Kevin Finn It is probably a fair statement to say that most people were first introduced to the Parkington Sisters’ music, a winning mix of rock, traditional folk, country and classical, by seeing them support the Dropkick Murphys.  While, the pairing may have initially seemed to be a bit of a curveball, the Parkington Sisters were one of the few Dropkicks’ openers who actually commanded the audience’s attention.  On further review, the pairing makes quite … Read More >>

ARLO GUTHRIE

ARLO GUTHRIE: ACOUSTIC ACTIVISM by A.J.Wachtel For more than 50 years, generations of Americans have counted on the Guthrie family to set the standards on songs of protest against social injustices. The family’s call to social activism has long been a beacon of hope for millions of people across the globe. Read on and hear Arlo articulate about his father, Woody, Bob Dylan, Alice’s Restaurant, and the Occupy Movement. I have long thought, “This Land Is Your Land” should be … Read More >>