Live Reviews – Sept

If you’d like to write about the acts you see and have it published in The Noise, New England’s longest running music magazine, email tmax@thenoise-boston.com for the guidelines. … T MAX T Max’s Vegetable Tour Jamaica Plain Farmers Market/ Watertown Farmers Market/ etc. 5/28/16 – 8/4/16 How does he do it? What are his secret energetic ingredients? Who’s his agent? In a never-ending quest to be amongst the “people,” T Max has turned into a modern day Woody Guthrie, a … Read More >>

Live Reviews – Aug

JULIE DOUGHERTY Veterans Park, Beverly Farmers Market, Beverly MA 7/11/16 Ahhh – it’s a beautiful sunny summer day and Julie Dougherty is set up in a nice little shady area in the southeast corner of Veterans Park (between Rantoul Street and the Beverly train station). People are spread out on the grassy ground in front of her. Lots of kids are running and playing games (one kid plows into me from behind like a train that has lost control). Vendors … Read More >>

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 >>

Live Reviews

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 >>

Live Reviews

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 >>

Live Reviews

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 >>

Live Reviews

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 >>