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On view at Boston’s Panopticon Gallery is Noiseland: The Music of Boston. It’s a must-see for music fans young and old in and around Boston.


If you listen to my show on the regular, you know this is right up my gallery, er, alley. I’m a curator of sorts myself, you see. Every weekday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., I’m spending a song or two talking about Today in Boston ROCK. Perhaps it’s to single out the birthday (or deathday) of a famous rocker. Or maybe it’s to go deep on or revisit a classic album celebrating an anniversary. No matter what the occasion, I’m always looking to find that Boston connection.


That’s why I’m so excited about Noiseland at Panopticon. The Gallery describes it as follows:

“Boston is rich with music history. From the prominent bands that got their start here, the local acts, well-loved venues, and enthusiastic fans, it is clear that the people of Boston are dedicated to supporting their community. Kenmore Square, where Panopticon Gallery is located today, was once home to some of Boston’s most loved venues. Panopticon stands at the former site of The Rathskeller, a music venue celebrated as the catalyst of Boston rock and roll. Although the landscape of the neighborhood has since changed, concertgoers can attend shows at a selection of established locations, as well the new venues that have opened their doors over the last few years.”


‘Noiseland: The Music of Boston’ Celebrates Boston Music History

The exhibition features work from a handful of Boston-based photographers who’ve spent their fair share both backstage and in the photo pit. Kurt Cobain, Aerosmith, David Bowie, and Freddie Mercury are just a few of the big names captured on film. Get a sneak peak of sorts below, then pay a visit to Panopticon to see it for yourself.