OK, you’re probably already downtown at the Middle Street Walk, and you’ve already decided you’re going to the GMG XMAS party at 6, right? Now Joey’s all dump the kids with a babysitter and get your naughty on and make some bad decisions and burn down the neighborhood. Got it. But in between all that, you might want to sneak away for a quick set of this guy at Minglewood Tavern — guaranteed to be something you don’t see every day. He even made a funny little teaser for tonight’s show? You just gotta respect anybody who goes to that much trouble to promote his Gloucester gig!
NOW FOR SOME HERESY
Just in case you feel like bucking the tide, you could consider a quick appearance at Bodin’s and duck out (sorry Paul) in time to catch the Cape Ann Big Band in (dare I say) Manchester … Nope, I didn’t get struck by lightning. You won’t either. But you absolutely will be struck by their awesome sound. And tonight you get to hear one of my favorite singers, Renee Dupuis perform with them. Just sayin’ you gotta choice. Here’s a slightly wobly video, but with good sound, featuring some of the band’s hot solos and killer horns.
MORE HERESY AND A BIT OF IRONY
I just can’t help pointing out the irony of my most favorite, irreverent singer/songwriter of all time, Inge Berge as Fireside Dining. But that’s how it’s being billed at Castle Manor Inn tonight. Perhaps, during dessert, you could request this song:
Or it’s sequel:
More Inge Berge videos here.