Rita & Lolita

Lolita: If you want something other than corporate news, the Noise is a perfect place to start. Corporation don’t benefit when we promote the local folks who play in your neighborhood. But you do benefit—and so do the local musicians. In this special double summer issue so we’re going to focus on the two capes of Massachusetts—Cape Cod and Cape Ann. In this corner representing Cape Cod, the cool female quartet, PARKINGTON SISTERS. And to the north,  representing Cape Ann—BRAD … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

IN THIS ISSUE Rita: We like to croon a tune in June. Lolita: And it always seems like this time of year June pops up again. Rita: In this issue we’ve got the legendary ARLO GUTHRIE who is in the mist of a big 100th birthday celebration for his dad, Woody. Also on the web we have CD and live reviews, the Big Shot (read: centerfold), T MAX’s Don’t Give Up the Ship column, and the most informative gossip column … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

IN THIS ISSUE Lolita: It’s May, and may I introduce you to BOBBY KEYES, our cover boy. He’s an inspirational guitarist who pays homage to the musical styles of Les Paul, Chet Atkins and Django Reinhardt. Our other features include CHARLIE FARREN and JON BUTCHER’s latest band FARREN BUTCHER, INC., RYAN LEE CROSBY (Cancer to the Stars/ Faces on Film/ Ryan Lee Crosby Quartet), and from Worcester—THE BALLS. OUR SONG Lolita: Step right up here… hey—aren’t you Deb Hardy? Do … Read More >>

Rita and Lolita

IN THE PRINT ISSUE Lolita: April is known for its showers. So if you haven’t taken one recently, hop to it. Rita: This issue of the Noise is chock full of reviews and news about musicians from all over New England. Our feature story is on DAVID MINEHAN, leader of THE NEIGHBORHOODS, an iconic Boston rock band, and the owner of Woolly Mammoth Sound recording studio in Waltham, MA. Other features in the print issue include TIJUANNA SWEETHEART, JON MACEY, … Read More >>

Our Eyes on You

Rita: Welcome to our once-a-year online-only March issue! In this issue (#319) we seek out a business that excels on the World Wide Web. Lolita: This year we’ve found Big Old Big One, a video-based website that created their niche by posting videos of musicians they record in nature—as opposed to in a venue. Noise writer MAX BOWEN tackles this feature story with Big Old Big One founders ERAN SHAYSH and DANIEL PERRY. Also in this issue you’ll find CD … Read More >>

Our Eyes on You

Rita: February is the beginning of our year in print. Lolita: It takes a full month to recover from the stifling holiday season. But we’re back with primitive inhibition and plan to display it at our Valentine show at the Dog Bar in Gloucester, Saturday 2/11, with two of our favorite “couple” acts—JOE & RENEE (from Bandit Kings) and BIRD MANCINI. On the cover of this issue witness BARRENCE WHITFIELD, the ageless international savage of excitement. If you pick up … Read More >>

Our Eyes on You

LOOK FOR THE PRINT ISSUE Rita: December is the month of America’s most loved holidays. Lolita: Unless you dislike the pressure of having to find an unwanted affordable gift for that uncertain relative. Rita: Well, it looks like someone needs a little encouragement to uplift her holiday spirit. Let’s start right here with this issue of the Noise. JULIE DOUGHERTY has been running a holiday spectacular on Christmas Eve at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem since the snowy holiday was … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU: Nov 2011

IN THIS ISSUE Rita: This is quite an issue you are holding in your hands. Each one of the artists on the cover deserves to be dominating the page. THE BANDIT KINGS’ wonderful song, “Epic Hello” (and CD of the same name)—tilted the scale to earn the top spot on the cover. In a very close tie for second you have the loud, artsy, minimalist rock of DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY DARLING, the acoustic folk/rock/jazz of singer-songwriter SARAH … Read More >>