Rita & Lolita

FIRST THINGS LAST Rita: February is my least favorite month of the year. Lolita: Because you never pay your heating bill and freeze during the winter? Rita: Well that too, but February 3 is The Day The Music Died and was Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, and pilot Roger Peterson’s last day on earth alive. Lolita: Oh Boy, Rita, I wish you’d just Fade Away already. Time to ignore you and ask our Question of the Month. Where was the first … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

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EXCELLING IN THEIR FIELD Rita: It’s a sure sign of global warming when it’s almost sixty degrees on Christmas day! Lolita: That must be a typo. In your case it’s more like global worming. Your body is shaped like a big planet, your face looks like an atlas, and you are slimy and reptilian. Rita: I had a rough year. Lolita: Some people had great years and that’s what our Question of the Month addresses. Looking back on 2015, what band … Read More >>

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CHUBBY DRUNKS Rita: In the old days it was much simpler. Any chubby drunk could dress up like Santa and get a part-time job at Macy’s in Downtown Crossing letting little whining brats sit on their laps and demand holiday gifts. Lolita: I resent you calling me whining and demanding. It was always you the security guards were after… Rita: Be that as it may, for our last call of the year we asked musicians who would make a good … Read More >>

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ON STAGE AND CRAZY  RITA: The end of fall and the beginning of winter is my favorite time of the year. It’s getting chilly so I can put on my cashmere sweater when I go out club-hopping. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, which means there’s more time for me to hang out and watch bands. I am also a star-gazer and just love to look up at a full moon and a sky full … Read More >>

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THE PARADE Rita: I hope you can hear me over the marching band playing one of those Phillip Souza classics. I don’t know how I became the leader of this parade. At first, I thought it was just a few nerdy Sgt. Pepper freaks checking me out too closely. But now I’m into it and the crowds that line the Boston streets seem to appreciate that I’m leading the band with a broomstick. Lolita: I knew when you left the … Read More >>

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Rita: Welcome to the June online edition of the longest running music magazine in New England. In this issue, as always, we celebrate the best of music created by musicians of New England.  If you’ve been around or are new to the area, we cover as many musicians and genres of music as we can. Lolita: We ask a question of the month in each issue so you can hear the words, and sense the personality, of the people around … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

Rita: Welcome to the May 2015 issue of The Noise—New England’s longest running music ’zine. Spring music festivals are in full swing, and there are mini-festivals every night in all the music venues. Check out the shows in our Noise Live Picks on page 8 of the print issue and an online click on the left hand side of our home page.  Lolita: Excuse me—they are MY live picks. You never do any research to find out what’s going on. … Read More >>

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HOLIDAYS OF APRIL Rita: April is full of a good variety of holidays, from the trickster’s delight of April Fools’ Day to the solemn Passover and Good Friday. Easter can get confusing when chocolate bunnies and hunts for colored hard-boiled eggs meet a spiritual leader returning from the dead. And then the days devoted to nature: Arbor Day (don’t forget to plant a tree) and Earth Day (please lay down on the ground – asphalt and cement doesn’t count – … Read More >>