Live Reviews – July

TOWN MEETING/ JESSA POTTS Harvard General Store, Harvard, MA 6/3/16 On our way to the General Store, a unique venue in the center of bucolic Harvard, Mass., a regiment of Civil War re-enactors had set up their tents for the night. Seeing a group of bearded men in Grand Army of the Republic uniforms put us in a “time warp” state of mind that only continued as we went upstairs to see the much-heralded quintet, Town Meeting, with an opening … Read More >>

Live Reviews – June

If you’d like to start writing live reviews of New England acts of your choice, contact tmax@thenoise-boston.com – please put LIVE REVIEW in the subject. … THE SUITCASE JUNKET/ WISHBONE ZOE Me & Thee Coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA 4/29/16 In a stroke of inspired musical matchmaking, the me & thee’s tireless impresario Kathy Sands-Boehmer booked two acts at the me & thee this evening that complement one another insanely, Wishbone Zoe and The Suitcase Junket, both with Massachusetts roots. And both … Read More >>

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If you’d like to start writing live reviews of New England acts of your choice, contact tmax@thenoise-boston.com – please put LIVE REVIEW in the subject. … SAM REID & THE RIOT ACT Nightshift Brewery, Everett, MA 4/1/16 I guess it’s better to get there early to a Sam Reid show. I wish it was an April Fool’s joke but I’ve been waiting outside in line to get into the venue for 20 minutes. Fortunately, it’s that not cold out and … Read More >>

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If you’d like to start writing live reviews of New England acts of your choice, contact tmax@thenoise-boston.com – please put LIVE REVIEW in the subject. … BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE GRITS AND GROCERIES ORCHESTRA THE DELTA GENERATORS The Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA 2/27/16 It’s a cold February night on the waterfront in Fall River, Massachusetts, and the stony exterior of The Narrows’ Center for the Arts tells nothing of the happenings inside. The place is a true … Read More >>

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JON BUTCHER AXIS/ HIRSH GARDNER, JOHN FANNON & THE EIGHT TRACKS Johnny D’s, Somerville, MA 1/22/16 There is a good feeling in the club before the songs even start. This is the early show and it begins at 7:30 and will end a bit after 9:00. There are another two completely different bands from 10:00 until closing. A lot of people in the packed house are  vets of the local music scene and are here to hear great music from these two … Read More >>

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DANNY BEDROSIAN & SECRET ARMY/ SARAH & THE WILD VERSATILE Opus, Salem, MA 12/20/15 Tonight, North Shore native Danny Bedrosian is taking a break from his main gig as long time keyboardist in George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and is bringing his three-piece side project, Secret Army, to the basement room of an upper scale Salem restaurant. Opening the bill, Sarah & the Wild Versatile, is led by two artists, singer Sarah Seminski and guitarist Eric Reardon, whom I am already … Read More >>

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JONATHAN RICHMAN (featuring Tommy Larkins on drums) Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA     11/10/15 I have appreciated Jonathan Richman since the beginning of his career with The Modern Lovers, but sorry to say I hadn’t paid much attention for many years now. Then he comes “home” and we are blown away and completely enchanted. What a soul he has – not afraid to bare it with his singing, songwriting, and dancing antics – all charming, whimsical, fun, and heartfelt. The songs … Read More >>