Boston music news: March 30, 2007

Notes on the Everyday Visuals and Brett Rosenberg
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 27, 2007

MOVIN' OUT: Brett Rosenberg
Drummer BILLY BEARD, who’s also a long-time club booker, saw a young band called the EVERYDAY VISUALS at the Lizard Lounge last year and was knocked out. “I’d never seen a band that mature at that age. They have musical ideas that span Radiohead to Jon Brion to the Beach Boys.” It was Beard’s enthusiasm, in part, that prompted the Manchester (New Hampshire) fivesome to move to Boston last year. As singer-songwriter and guitarist Christopher Pappas explained at a recent CD-release party at ZuZu, “We felt we’d made a name for ourselves in New Hampshire, and Boston musicians had started liking us.” Indeed, Beard now serves as their de facto manager. On April 7 the Everyday Visuals will celebrate their self-released second disc, Things Will Look Up, with a gig at the Paradise. And the band are happy to be self-sufficient. “In this digital age,” says Pappas, “labels have less to offer bands. We’ve never been enticed. Labels can be ‘Get rich quick’ schemes.”

Noise publisher T MAX has written a song, “End War Now,” and gathered 30-plus singers to join in the recording on April 15 at 1 pm at Hi-N-Dry studio in Cambridge. “It’s a community project based in recording,” says T, who plans to distribute the song via the Internet. The line-up includes Mission of Burma guitarist Roger Miller and former Morphine saxist Dana Colley, singers John Powhida of the Rudds, Emily Grogan, and Linda Viens. . . . Another Rudds member, BRETT ROSENBERG, is relocating to Nashville. He hasn’t left yet. The singer/guitarist, who fronts his own Brett Rosenberg Problem, plays one last gig with the Rudds at Johnny D’s April 7. . . . And Push Stars singer-songwriter CHRIS TRAPPER, who has no connection to the Rudds that I’m aware of, has been busy working as a producer on A Change of Venue, the new CD by the Ohio folk-rock band the Princes of Hollywood.

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