Don’t Give Up the Ship

EXPERIENCING DOGTOWN by T Max Our economy may be in the dumps, but from my experience the dumps are a great place to discover forgotten and discarded  items and ideas that can lead to exciting new places. Since I’ve moved to Gloucester, I’ve started learning about the area’s rich history and current controversy of how to move forward. While I love mucking through the harbor’s low tide mud to dredge up artifacts from the past, or hiking up through Dogtown, … Read More >>

David Minehan

DAVID MINEHAN PUNK NEVER GETS OLD by AJ Wachtel Having survived the punk revolution of the late ’70s and early ’80s, I can attest to the magic that surrounded the era. Seeing the Hoods at Cantone’s, the Rat and Chet’s Last Call gives me the credibility to pronounce this trio as one of the most influential audible architects of their time as well. Who amongst us doesn’t have a great memory involving this band? A generation later, Minehan reminds us … Read More >>

Live Reviews

ANAIS MITCHELL Club Passim, Cambridge MA 2/23/12 Having observed the local music scene for so many years, I often wonder about the hubris of “making it.” There’s enough blather, bling, and prattle out there on the boards to make the rafters weak. And then, there are those artists of pure poetry and substance that, once discovered, will never fail you. They keep on reaching and achieving, knowing that the work must get done—songwriters who show me the enviable task of … Read More >>

Silver Circle Reviews

TIM MUNGENAST & HIS PREEXISTING CONDITIONS (aka TIMWORLD) Goat River Productions Dhoom 12 tracks This is the fifth CD of off-kilter rock-jazz-psychedelia-what-have-you from Mungenast and his talented sidemen, Michael Bloom (bass) and Jon Proudman (drums). The album consist, not of endlessly rehearsed, conventionally constructed songs; instead, the trio’s methodology mostly seems to consist in selecting a motif, then seeing how far they can carry it forward. It’s a series of live performances, warts and all, some of which are astonishing. … Read More >>

Rita and Lolita

IN THE PRINT ISSUE Lolita: April is known for its showers. So if you haven’t taken one recently, hop to it. Rita: This issue of the Noise is chock full of reviews and news about musicians from all over New England. Our feature story is on DAVID MINEHAN, leader of THE NEIGHBORHOODS, an iconic Boston rock band, and the owner of Woolly Mammoth Sound recording studio in Waltham, MA. Other features in the print issue include TIJUANNA SWEETHEART, JON MACEY, … Read More >>