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  T Max: April could not have come early enough this year. Now that spring has sprung there’s no looking back, and all I can see right now are bits of flesh that have been hidden for months. And speaking of showing flesh, may I introduce a pair of girls that are not shy about showing off their… Lolita: …Skill with words. Thank you T Max. Now we have a lot of serious work to do. Bye! We are in fact developing … Read More >>

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T Max: Welcome to the March online-only edition of The Noise. You may wonder why this issue is online only—it’s because March is our month to show everyone how fantabulous our website is. Plus the print-issue distributors need a break at the end of the winter when all that gray snow takes up too much space and masks the beautiful, titillating spring that is right around the corner. I can almost smell it now. So without any further distractions, let me introduce to … Read More >>

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CABIN FEVER CURE T Max: You’ve gotten yourself this far through another New England winter—so you know what to expect. The walls are ripe for climbing. Might as well hop out your window, because your cabin fever is only going to get worse. There’s live music to be experienced and if you’d like some suggestions, try the Noise Live Picks on www.thenoise-boston.com. We highlight great shows from all over New England.  Now may I introduce to you the most fabulous pair of gossip … Read More >>

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T Max: Welcome to the Holiday Double Issue of The Noise. Check it out! Something has been on my mind lately… it’s clear to me that our musician readers have good reason to support our advertisers. Without advertisers, The Noise does not exist. So those businesses are indirectly responsible for musicians getting reviewed and featured. If you are a musician who has never advertised with The Noise but has been reviewed, you owe it to your musical karma to check out these businesses—go in and … Read More >>

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IN THIS ISSUE Rita: Ahh, it’s been a lively fall in New England with music continuing to play despite, or maybe because of, the government shutting down, the Red Sox emotional post season, the Honk! Fest, the bus strike, the Topsfield Fair, and the unpredictable New England Patriots. But what matters to us right now are the many feature stories in this issue. A.J. Wachtel says hello to BRIAN MAES and MARYBETH MAES. They’re married and both have their own rock ’n’ roll life stories… Harry … Read More >>

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IN THIS ISSUE Lolita: Martin Luther said, “Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” Rita: I couldn’t agree more. And if there is a fountain of youth—there is music being played alongside it every minute of the day. That youthful spirit is exemplified by our cover-story artist—ZOË LEWIS from Cape Cod. I have never seen an artist who is more into each and every moment of her performance. Lolita: And since I … Read More >>

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XXXII ROTATIONS OF NOISE T Max: Excuse me, Rita and Lolita, but I’d like to thank everyone who has helped The Noise exist for 32 years.  The support from our great advertisers is most appreciated. And the issues couldn’t be complete without the contributions from the writers, photographers, copy editors, website helper, and those who assist with distribution. Thanks to the readers for reading, and the musicians for giving us something to write about. Rita: As T Max said, The … Read More >>

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IN THE SUMMERTIME Rita: Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Unless you’re putting a magazine together—and your half-sister is out of her mind. Lolita: Are you referring to me? Rita: You’re the only half-sister I have. Lolita: Well, I am not out of my mind. I just got back from Portland, ME, via Provincetown, MA (Hi Zoe Lewis!) so I could visit my friends in Allston, MA (Hi Wayne!), but then I hit Hadenville, MA (Ray!) to look at an old guitar before … Read More >>