Rita & Lolita

  PRELUDE Lolita: Rita, do you really have to stand right in front of me when I have a perfect view of my boyfriend’s butt… I mean band? Rita: Sorry, I wasn’t aware I was doing that. Lolita: And you’d probably say the same thing if I ask you to stop kissing my boyfriend goodnight.  Rita: What? Lolita: And don’t think I don’t see the way you let him touch you. Rita: Now wait a second. Your stupid boyfriend is the one with the problem. … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

WHAT’S THE ISSUE? Lolita: April is always one of the most exciting months of the year in New England. It’s the first time when I might consider bearing my arms—and that seems to really turn on the opposite sex. Rita: What’s this about bearing weapons and threatening to shoot guys? Have you become another whacko with a gun? Lolita: Do you see how careful I have to be with your words? I guess I should have said “get naked” and “have sex” … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

Lolita: Wow, it’s hard to believe that spring starts in March—but I am looking forward to some mild weather. I’d like to forget the February 10-foot snow drifts that were outside my door. Rita: What Lolita is trying to say is, “Welcome to the March online-only issue of the Noise.” We do this every March—so don’t think that we’ve given up on print issues. In fact it’s the print issues that make our websites so popular. The Noise in print … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

IN THIS ISSUE Lolita: We call our February issue the appreciation issue because the contributors of the Noise get to air their Top Ten lists. The lists reflect each writer’s opinion in their choice of category, which can rage from top bathrooms to top artists—the only rule is that the list pertain to New England music in 2012. Find the contributor that you agree with the most. Rita: Also in this issue are features on SECRET LOVER, THE BLACK CHEERS, … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

INSPIRATION Rita: Let’s make a pact that we will all try to improve everyone’s quality of life. Let’s make kindness a priority. Encourage people to create. Follow your dreams. Lolita: How ’bout just making one person happy. Like… me. I mean, why not? I like to be happy. I’m much prettier when I’m happy. And that seems to make other people happy. So right now I’ve decided to start a contest for people to send something into the Noise (besides money—or your latest … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

IN THIS ISSUE Rita: During the month of November, the man who runs this country for the next four years will be chosen. We all know that President Obama and Mitt Romney are busy pointing out each other’s flaws, but how many people know about a candidate from right here in New England? In the print issue we introduce to you VERMIN SUPREME. But life gets boring when it’s all politics—that’s why we’ve featured the soulfully feisty SHEA ROSE. And if you … Read More >>

Our Eyes On You

IN THIS ISSUE Rita: This issue is packed with features on New England artists encompassing many musical genres. The electro-pop FREEZEPOP stole our hearts with their latest unique video. We grabbed the charismatic singer songwriter ELLIS PAUL right before he played Me & Thee Coffeehouse. Displaying their metal, hardcore, and hard-rock roots, AGE OF END played one massive festival—and we were there. DESTROY BABYLON delivers the dubby-reggae like the original Jamaicans in the ’70. And… GODDAMN DRACULA? How could we resist some … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

Rita: Wow—what a great summer we had. Lolita: We? Maybe you had a great summer, but I was dumped by my boyfriend (who will remain nameless), and I threw out my back moving my records out of his house. Rita: I thought you already sold your vinyl collection. Lolita: I did. I was talking about my dental records. Rita: Let’s get out of your mouth and tell the readers what’s in this issue. Lolita: You mean this 31st anniversary issue? … Read More >>