Live Reviews

The Noise is looking for writers who would like to write live reviews on their favorite New England-based acts. Contact T Max at tmax(at)thenoise-boston(dot)com. Include LIVE REVIEWS in the subject box. …. WHOSE MUDDY SHOES Chianti, Beverly, MA 12/18/16 I’m in the middle of moving and manage to squeeze in the time to catch a set of this cool band that I saw a couple of weeks ago at Julie Dougherty’s Open Mic in Salem, MA.  Whose Muddy Shoes could … Read More >>

Live Reviews

If you would like to write live reviews of your favorite New England-based acts and get them published in The Noise, contact T Max at with LIVE REVIEWS in the subject box. … TOKYO TRAMPS/ TRICK WALLACE TRIO/ THE REAL REAL BAYOU BOY/ DOUG MACDONALD BAND The Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA 11/6/16 It’s an afternoon show today and why isn’t anyone here at The Midway yet? Ooops – I forgot to turn my clock back last night. At … Read More >>

Live – Nov

Contact The Noise at if you are interested in contributing your live reviews to be published here. … CONNOR GARVEY with ERIC McDONALD/ RAINA ROSE Me & Thee Coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA 10/21/16 After a wonderful introduction by Tony Toledo, Raina Rose asks him to come on the road with her, Tony immediately creates an imaginary scene of him introducing her while she’s buying cold slaw at a deli. We all laugh and then Raina takes over serenading with “When … Read More >>

Live Reviews – Oct

ROLLING NECTAR  (opening for Stone Giant and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown) The Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA 9/13/16 Rolling Nectar brings their stylish mix of vintage heavy metal rock ’n’ roll, soul and British blues to open up for two out-of-state and equally ear-splitting groups, Stone Giant from Brooklyn and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown from Tennessee. The latter headlining act has Brad Whitford’s (Aerosmith) son Graham on guitar; so I know tonight will require earplugs. From the moment … Read More >>

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 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 – 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 >>