Rita & Lolita

BEST BENEFITS Rita: Happy April Lolita Day folks. It’s not every idiot who gets a national holiday named after them. Since you are the biggest FOOL I know it would be appropriate for you to tell us what advantages there are to being you in your stupendously stupid sorry state? Lolita: I have a better idea. How about we ask our favorite artists “What are the side benefits of playing live music in New England” instead? Rita: All right, one in a row my dear boorish sister. Let’s start … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

MEMORABLE MELODIES Rita: Because of your tragic existence I always think of The Ides Of March when this month arrives. Lolita: Ha Ha. Because you are a Comedy of Errors I think for our monthly question it would be funny to ask our artists to correctly answer: What is your favorite local song (by someone other than you) and say something about the artist? Let’s ask a man who makes no mistakes behind his kit JOHN ANTHONY (Jon Butcher Axis, Anthony’s Planet):  I would have to say is a song called … Read More >>

Rita + Lolita

PAROCHIAL PASSION Rita: The month of February always makes me smile when I think of St. Valentine’s Day and lovers all over the world celebrating their happiness and good feelings. Lolita: It reminds me of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and I wonder who I can call to drop a dime on you. Rita: You are so cheap prying a dime from your grip would require surgery so how about we ask some of our favorite local artists that since February 14 is for lovers – tell us about something … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

LUMINOUS AND LOFTY LISTS Rita: The beginning of January is when I make my New Year’s resolutions.  Lolita: It’s when I regret spending more money for holiday gifts on you than you do for me. After twelve months, you are always at the top of my list on spending reductions. Rita: Let’s ask our artists to give us a list of their top three anythings for the preceding year (2016). Lolita: That’s a great question from a person with an obsessive compulsive disorder, dear sister. Let’s start by asking one of the greatest … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

CLOSED CLUBS Rita: The end of the year always makes me think of things I’ve lost in the past. Lolita: I lose my temper on you on a daily basis but how about asking artists to tell us a story about a Boston area venue that is lost to the scene and no longer doing business? Rita: Have you lost your mind? That’s a great question. One in a row dear sister. Let’s start by asking one of our favorite folkies ELLIS PAUL (Ellis Paul): The legendary … Read More >>

Rita + Lolita news

MEMORABLE MELODIES Rita: Until now, I never really understood what our parents meant when they’d look at you and smirk: “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” Lolita: Or when they looked at you and said something like: “Out of sight you’re out of your mind.” Rita: It depends on who the weighty warbler is. Aretha Franklin. Meatloaf. Divine? Lolita: But it gives me a great idea for this month’s Question of the Month: What’s your favorite song by a New England artist, and what makes the … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita – News

EPIC EVENTS Rita:  Those of you out there who have read my biography Goddess of Everything know that my whole life has been one tremendous time after another. Lolita: Yeah, I’ve heard it a zillion times. Your existence is just a series of important intervals. Rita: At least I’m not a Jon Butcher stalker sweetheart. But you give me a great idea for this month’s Question of the Month: Describe what you believe to be the most important moment in local music history. Let’s ask legendary blues … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita – Sept

DEAD RECKONINGS  Rita: Although I’m not sure what your occupation du jour is today honey, in the past I know you’ve made feeble attempts at becoming a musician. Lolita: I certainly am the more talented of the two of us. Rita: Ha, You are a fabulous free loader. Pick up any dictionary and look up the word dead-beats and there’s your ugly puss next to the information and explanations. But you give me the perfectly parasitic  idea for this month’s Question of the Month: Tell us about a … Read More >>