Live Show Picks

Fri Oct 5  RAZORS IN THE NIGHT Nicole Tammaro’s book release @ Radio, Somerville MA Fri Oct 5  KBMG @ the Dogbar, Gloucester MA Fri Oct 5  ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS Hillbilly Hoedown @ the Midway, Jamaica Plain MA Sat Oct 6  THE DOUG MacDONALD BAND @ Tavern at the End of the World, Charlestown MA Sat Oct 6  HIGHWAY GHOSTS @ the New World Tavern, Plymouth MA Mon Oct 8  BRITANNICA @ the Topsfield Fair, Topsfield MA Thurs Oct … Read More >>

Film Review

A LOCAL INDEPENDENT FILM DON’T LET THE RIVERBEAST GET YOU Directed by Charles Roxburgh 99 minutes Shock Marathons/Motern Media/Goblin Universe review by Haig Demarjian Right from the DVD cover, which looks like an old VHS rental case (even down to the circular green horror sticker), I had a feeling that whoever was behind this sticky mess knew exactly what they were after and had their heart in the right place. Neil Stuart, a study in over-restrained zeal by Matt Farley, returns from humiliating exile … Read More >>

Live Reviews

BON IVER, ANAIS MITCHELL Bank Pavillion, Boston MA 9/13/12 A brilliant pairing to create a magnificent show! They have worked together before on Anais Mitchell’s folk opera, Hadestown (Justin Vernon portrayed the hero, Orpheus), and now the favor is returned, except Anais walks out to an auditorium one-third filled (the remaining sold-out audience lurks outside biding their time for Bon Iver). No sweat! Head up, she and her trio launch into a new tune, “Live Wire,” followed by selections from her latest … 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 >>

Live Show Picks

THIS IS AN ONLINE COLUMN THAT LISTS UPCOMING SHOWS THAT I THINK WILL SUIT MOST MUSIC LOVERS JUST FINE. Thanks for reading, Lolita Flange LOLITA’S LIVE SHOW PICKS ALL GOIN’ OUT TOGETHER SEPTEMBER 2012 Sat Sept 1 ANNIE ACTIVATOR @ the Cantab, Cambridge MA Sun Sept 2 KILSLUG and THE FU’S @ the Midway, JP MA Mon Sept 3 (5:00) INCREDIBLE CASUALS @ the Beachcomber, Wellfleet, MA Thurs Sept 6 THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC @ Bubala’s, Provincetown MA Thur Sept … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

Rita: Wow—what a great summer we had. Lolita: We? Maybe you had a great summer, but I was dumped by my boyfriend (who will remain nameless), and I threw out my back moving my records out of his house. Rita: I thought you already sold your vinyl collection. Lolita: I did. I was talking about my dental records. Rita: Let’s get out of your mouth and tell the readers what’s in this issue. Lolita: You mean this 31st anniversary issue? … Read More >>

CD Reviews

THE MICHAEL J. EPSTEIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY Faith In Free 3 tracks It’s fitting that this EP is one song broken into three movements because its wide breadth and artistic imagery evoke classical music as much as pop.  In less capable or more austere hands, this could be a disaster, but Epstein and crew pull it off without a hitch.  The first movement, featuring an array of instruments and voices, has a spooky, haunting vibe, and its use of repetition puts … Read More >>