2018 Year Enders, Arts & Culture

Eric Baylies’ Top 20 New England Acts

Eric Baylies is embedded deeply, so deeply in the New England underground. Rabble rouser, noise maker supreme. - DS


My top 20 New England acts in no order
1 Hammer Party- members of Glazed Baby and Olneyville Sound System destroying your hearing
2 Tapestries- Providence dream weavers
3 Atlas Lab- more dreams, less Providence, more Boston
4 Frigid- solo songs and noise
5 Inspector 34- The Lowell acid rock giraffe puppet exploding plastic inevitable band
6 Joy Boys- half Stones, half New York Dolls, half alligator shark man, half good math skills
7 Thighs- raw power from Boston
8 Orr- noise artist from Providence
9 Sapling- blood, evil clowns, and punk rock from Worcester
10 Birth Of Flowers- Connecticut post everything
11 Wimp- Boston transcore royalty
12 Blue Dream Box- psych from Boston
13 Jazz Massagers- a little bit of everything from Jamaica Plain
14 Toothbrush- Portland sludge kings
15 Scum- Boston noise psych
16 Anda Volley- looping and tripping from Boston
17 Young Familiar- one of the best songwriters on earth, happens to be from Boston
18 Neck- Boston’s soothing sounds from the underground
19 Throne Of Saturn- stoner doom from Providence
20 Carrion Eater- Fall River political noise

Go hear Eric Baylies rip live sometime, pick up a book of his, listen to one of many recordings. Catch him live with Baylies Band, or Minibeast, or Bad Motherfucker these days… – DS

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