1967

This is T Max (upper right) at 15 years old (1967) playing in his brother’s band every weekend at Vinny’s Happy Landing in Bay Shore, NY.  That’s brother Jim Maxwell (R.I.P) in the center. Dig those matching pin-stripped suits. The band played soul music. Contact T Max: tmax@thenoise-boston.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tee.max.3 … Read More >>

Contact/Quotes about T

Contact T Max at tmax@thenoise-boston.com or call (617) 331-9367 – please don’t text. Julie Dougherty (North Shore music Goddess): His love of music is not only evident but infectious… if you’ve seen him live, you’d know that he is only half the show, the audience is the other half. He engages you, tells stories, sings some great old cover tunes with his own interpretations, and asks you to be part of the conversation. An evening spent with T Max is … Read More >>

Contact/Quotes

Contact T Max: tmax@thenoise-boston.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tee.max.3 These are famous quotes – good to live your life by…. … Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” ~Mahatma Gandhi The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. ~Albert Einstein I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. ~Abraham Lincoln Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go … Read More >>

Upcoming Gigs

T MAX co-host the Julie Dougherty Open Mic on the last Wednesday of every month at the Salem, MA, VFW (95 Derby St.) Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018, 7:00-10pm, Julie Dougherty’s Open Mic (the last Wednesday of every month), featured artist Brian Corcoran, at THE SALEM VFW, 95 Derby St, Salem, MA – free admission – donation taken for the feature Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018, 7:00-10pm, Julie Dougherty’s Open Mic (the last Wednesday of every month), featured artist Lyle Brewer, at … Read More >>

Bird Mancini

BIRD MANCINI: HESITATION & EMANCIPATION By Edward Morneau The following is a playful tug of war between a writer, me – who wants to explore big-ass motifs of musical history, influences, defining moments, time and endurance, philosophy and culture; and Bird Mancini – two gifted musicians and songwriters, notoriously private, devoted to each other as partners, writers and performers. The first thing I learned was how hesitant they were to bring forth the larger statements that intrigue me, but make … Read More >>

In Parting

THANK YOU… THANK YOU VERY MUCH Hi. This is T Max, the founder, editor and publisher of The Noise – the guy who held this ’zine together into its 37th year. And though it’s been a wonderful trip promoting the talented musicians of New England, it’s come time for me to let it go. Lately I’ve been feeling like a second-class angel, waiting to get my wings. And after completing the December 2017, issue #382, I’ll be doing just that.  … Read More >>

Forget Forget

FORGET, FORGET “ELECTRO-GLIDE IN HUES” by Harry C. Tuniese Forget, Forget is an indie synth-pop duo from Portland, ME, consisting of Tyler DeVos (guitar/ vocals) and Patia Maule (synths/ vocals/ programming).  Their music is equal parts dance party and introspection, defined by analog warmth, intertwining instrumental parts, vocal harmonies, swirling textures, and reflective lyrics. Their second full-length album, You’re Not Gone, was released last July and is one of my fave albums of 2017. They play frequently in the Northeast U.S. and I have been … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

RITA AND LOLITA FULL COURT PRESS Rita: After more than 37 years, 12,775 days, writing this column with my sweet sister, I can’t think of anything good ever written about us ever.  And as the sun sets, the best thing I can think of her is that she smells like a rat.  Lolita: Likewise, the best  thing I can say about my saccharin sibling is that she stands up when she pees, but it makes me think of a great question to … Read More >>