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 >>

Rita & Lolita – Aug

Information for this column can be sent to wachtelaj@gmail.com … PERFECT PLACES Rita: August is the best month of the year for camping out and communing with nature and Mother Earth. Lolita: Ha! You only camp out on bar stools but August is the ideal month to hang out in a cool club and see a hot local band. Rita: Which is a good way to ask our Question of the Month: “Tell us something about the current venue that you are most likely to be found … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

GOOD SAMARITANS Rita: Whenever this time of the year comes by I always remember getting picked up for aiding and abetting by the staties involving the riot you started setting off fireworks on City Hall Plaza the day before the event was scheduled. Lolita: What are you exploding in anger over now? Didn’t the police report refer to you as a “beneficial benefactor,” “accommodating artist,” and “helping hand?” Rita: And you were cited as a disastrous dud. At any rate let’s get to our Question … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita – June

HOMETOWN HIGHLIGHTS Rita: Whenever I think about growing up with you it makes me shudder. Lolita: With all the extra baggage you’ve acquired the term should be growing out. Enough of your heavy handedness let’s get to our question of the month – Where did you grow up and what were the major music events and influences from the area?  And if you didn’t grow up in New England how did it compare to what you’ve experienced here? Start talking Willie! WILLIE ALEXANDER (Fisheye Brothers/ Fishtones/ Persistence of Memory Orchestra): … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita – May

SHOULDA, WOULDA, COULDA Rita: Take a big whiff of that great New England springtime fresh air! Lolita: Big Whiff should be on your gravestone. This time of year always reminds me of that lullaby Mother Dearest used to sing us to sleep.  “Hooray. Hooray. It’s the first of May. Outdoor &^@*# – ing starts today.” Rita: Get your mind out of the gutter and let’s ask our question of the month – What local act should have made it to a national level? And state … Read More >>