Upcoming Gigs

T MAX co-host the Julie Dougherty Open Mic on the last Wednesday of every month at the Salem, MA, VFW (95 Derby St.) Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018, 7:00-10pm, Julie Dougherty’s Open Mic (the last Wednesday of every month), featured artist Brian Corcoran, at THE SALEM VFW, 95 Derby St, Salem, MA – free admission – donation taken for the feature Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018, 7:00-10pm, Julie Dougherty’s Open Mic (the last Wednesday of every month), featured artist Lyle Brewer, at … Read More >>

In Parting

THANK YOU… THANK YOU VERY MUCH Hi. This is T Max, the founder, editor and publisher of The Noise – the guy who held this ’zine together into its 37th year. And though it’s been a wonderful trip promoting the talented musicians of New England, it’s come time for me to let it go. Lately I’ve been feeling like a second-class angel, waiting to get my wings. And after completing the December 2017, issue #382, I’ll be doing just that.  … Read More >>

T Max Tour

Sun OCT 1 SWAMPSCOTT Farmers Market 22 Monument Ave. 10am-1pm Fri OCT 6 REVERE Farmers Market 249 Broadway 12:30-4:30 Thurs OCT 12 WATERTOWN Farmers Market Arsenal on the Charles 2-6pm Wed Oct 18 LAWRENCE Farmers Market 155 Haverhill St, Lawrence MA Noon-2pm Sat OCT 21 WINCHESTER Farmers Market Town Common tween Laraway Rd, Church St, and Waterfield Rd 11:00-1:30pm Mon Oct 23 SO. BOSTON Farmers Market 446 W. Broadway noon-3:00 Wed Oct 25 SALEM MA Julie Dougherty’s Open Mic (co-host) … Read More >>

T Max Tour

In 2017 T Max was inducted into the Music Museum New England.  Oedipus (WBCN) wrote these words about him… T Max, who in the local Boston rock scene doesn’t he know?  A local renaissance man, T Max is a writer, publisher, musician, songwriter, producer, storyteller and visual artist. Beginning in 1981 T Max stapled together the first issue of The Noise, a fanzine that focused on the burgeoning local underground music scene, concentrating on bands in need of exposure beyond … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message

MR MAX’S MESSAGE by T Max Happy New Year to all my friends.  Now that The Noise has settled into its online-only identity, I, T Max (publisher of The Noise) will add something new for 2017. I will start using this column, MR. MAX’S MESSAGE, to let you know what I am up to. I’ll also include info about the people who are nearest and dearest to my heart – my talented friends. First a little history… Not every knows … Read More >>

Mr Max’s Message

THREE SONGS Lately at Project Sound I’ve taken on three new songs to record. One is actually very old—my late Uncle John (in the photo above) taught me “Dundabeck” when I was just a wee boy (in the 1950s). We had a tradition in my family when we gathered at my grandparents’ place in Brooklyn, we’d each have to sing a song before we ate our dinner. Uncle John was always good for a rollicking version of “Dundabeck.” The recording … Read More >>

Message from T Max

GLOUCESTER MA Our Valentine show in February was as good as it gets. The publicity was excellent with multiple video-ettes on gimmesound.com that were basically a tour of Gloucester’s music venues and other places of interest. I spent one full day with Peter Van Ness shooting from the train tracks to Main Street with no script or rehearsals, improvising with what ever came our way. When it came time for the Valentine show, lots of people showed up for dinner … Read More >>


I have to thank Brian Owens at Metronome for putting me on the cover of his fine magazine that does a great job of covering music from New England and beyond. HAUPPAGUE, LONG ISLAND 1969 That’s me blowing the bugle for the daily raising of the flag at Botany raincoat factory. That large lawn behind me holds the secret of why I was fired from this, my first ever job. I was the janitor/gardener and I should have known that … Read More >>