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Hot music weekend in the dead of Winter

Well, anybody who thinks Cape Ann’s music scene is only hot during tourist season should look at this weekend’s lineup (see full weekend music schedule here).

That’s the good news.  The bad news is that you just can’t see every good show this weekend.  You’re gonna have to choose.  Maybe I can help.  It just so happens that I’ve recently interviewed two people who are performing this weekend at Shalin Liu.

Here’s my interview with Brian Gore, whose International Guitar Night performs tonight at 8PM.

And here’s my interview with Kendrick Oliver, director of the New Life Jazz Orchestra, who’s performing tomorrow at 8PM.

And don’t forget Mark Berger & Ride with dramatic photographs from out west as the backdrop for this Old Sloop concert tomorrow.

And it’s Crazy Moon’s final weekend at Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Plus some of Cape Ann’s favorites all over town, including Linda Amero, Charlee Bianchini & Dave Brown, Runaround, Dan King, Michael O’Leary, Mari Martin, Allen Estes & Orville Giddings — and there’s the Community Sing-a-long in Celebration of Pete Seeger at the Lanesville Community Center tonight.  WOW!  Is your head spinning?  Click here for some help choosing.

Did you miss New Bedford’s Working Waterfront Festival yesterday? That’s OK. Music next Saturday will be even better!

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L-R: Dave Brown, Allen Estes, Matt Leavenworth at the New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival – photo: Joan Vaughn

If you were at New Bedford’s Working Waterfront Festival yesterday you were likely part of the crowd giving a standing ovation for Allen Estes with multi-platinum artist Dave Brown on guitar and Matt Leavenworth on fiddle.

Dave Mattacks

Dave Mattacks – photo Stephen Stoddart

This Saturday, Oct 5, you’ve got a chance to top that performance when Allen, Dave & Matt are joined by the great Dave Mattacks on drums, Wolf Ginandes on Bass and Steve Burke on keyboards for one night only at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly (get tickets online here).

Steve Burke - Wolf Ginandes

Steve Burke – Wolf Ginandes

It’s been several years since you’ve been able to see Allen with a full, six-piece band — and this rare assemblage of extraordinary talent may not come together again for another few years.

So you really don’t want to miss this one-night-only concert.

There are still some good seats left, so get your tickets now to be assured of the best possible seats.

If you end up waiting until the last minute, be sure to bring cash.

Tickets at the door are cash only.

It’s a rainy, two-show night in Gloucester

The way I look at it, a rainy night is perfect for music in one of Gloucester’s restaurants.  You’re not gonna fire up the grill.  Picnic on the beach?  Nope.  Dinner on the boat?  Fuggedaboutit.

Tonight you can catch two great shows.  Start at 7pm with local favorite John Rockwell featuring Dave Brown (one of the best guitarists alive today) at Alchemy (one of only 2 Gloucester restaurants with 4.5 stars on Yelp and Gloucester’s highest rated restaurant with music).

Then head over to Minglewood and rock out with Dennis Monagle, Ned Nugent and Mark Pelosi at 9pm.

Check out this video and you’ll know what I mean when I say rockin’

He’s Baaaaaack . . .

Something’s up in Gloucester.  Only 2 weeks ago, Dennis Brennan played The Rhumb Line with Dave Sag (see post about that here).

Tonight he’s back in Gloucester @ Jalapenos with Dave Brown, Wolf Ginandes & Dave Mattacks.  Could it be the tremendous musical talent resident in Boston is attracting yet another great musician?  That’s what we think.  So we’ve selected a series of Dennis Brennan videos to feature on gimmesound.  See them here.    

You might want to call Jalapenos at 978-283-8228 to reserve a table for tonight.  The room is usually full.

Here’s a video of Dennis when he was a bit younger.

T Max has a new CD, new live shows and a new Noise magazine this week

T Max, founder/editor of The Noise, New England’s longest running music magazine, is all over Gloucester this month.  You can see him on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, which airs on Cape Ann TV tomorrow (WED) at 6:30pm, Friday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 6pm.  For all you Noise readers who don’t live on Cape Ann, catch the show on-line here.

Then on Thursday, you can see him live at Giuseppe’s in Gloucester with the Singer Songwriter Shuffle.  On April 17 he’s Fly Amero’s guest at The Rhumb Line.  Speaking of Fly, he’s on the cover of The Noise this month and guess who wrote the cover story?  (Read it here).  Tomorrow, Fly welcomes his family as special guests at The Rhumb Line for a very special surprise birthday party for his sister Joyce.

And to top it off, T Max has a new CD, Thinking Up A Dream (get it here) featuring eight brand-new original songs, one of which is based on a spontaneous burst of creativity he had while we were shooting a video series about music in Gloucester.  More on that in this post.

Just to get you in the mood, we’ll leave you with Allen Estes’ only protest song (with a reggae beat) that T Max inspired him to sing when he was Allen’s guest on Local Music Seen.  You can see Allen tonight with Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks, Wolf Ginandes and J.B. Amero at Jalapenos.  Bring the kids and request this song . . .

More Allen Estes videos here.

Cool stuff reminders and a rising star video

Amid the flood of info that washes over us every day, it’s often refreshing to get a reminder of some cool stuff we might have missed.  Here goes:

  • Espressos has jumped into the live music scene.  Check out their lineup.
  • Live music starts at 6 tonight and 11:30 am tomorrow (see schedule here).  Plenty of good shows you can take your kids to all over Cape Ann.
  • Seasonal wine and beer licenses kick in on Monday (April Fools Day — seems fitting somehow).  So The Cave, which is usually closed Mondays is having a wine tasting 4-6pm (more about that here).
  • You can help support Cressy Beach Restoration at the CPA meeting on Tuesday (4/2) 6pm at City Hall First Floor Council Conference Room (more on that here).

Here’s a very good music video by rising star Brendan James.  You can see him at Crowell Chapel tonight with guests Brian Jarvis, Charlee Bianchini & Dave Brown.  Tickets & details here.

Dan King with Brown, Mattacks & Ginandes @ Jalapenos tonight

Just got the word from DB that Dan King will be joining the boys at Jalapenos tonight before he flies back to the west coast.  Here’s a nice video, albeit a bit shaky, shot  by Ned Nugent, of the boys at Jalapenos last May — one of my favorite Dan King songs.

More KBMG live videos here.

New York Times puts Gloucester’s big debate on the front page

from the New York Times story: “The harbor in Gloucester, Mass., part of the Northeastern fishery declared a disaster by the Commerce Department last fall.”
photo: Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times

The home page of today’s New York Times website features a story on Gloucester’s big debate about what to do with our waterfront (see story here).

Mayor Kirk is quoted a number of times promoting her vision of our port supporting both fishing and marine science, saying some of the $150 million Congress might appropriate should be used for “Programs that might attract those other uses that allow you to maintain a smaller fleet, and maintain an infrastructure for that fleet, and sit side by side.”

Everybody who’s seriously working on attracting marine science to Gloucester knows we need more than a port.  We also need a thriving cultural economy in order to attract the workers that power marine science.  Most of these workers are young, single PhDs who work very long hours and want to go out after work — and on weekends — for food, drink and music.  They want to feel surrounded by culture.  These people think they want to live in Cambridge.  What they may not know is that Gloucester has a burgeoning cultural economy.  Just look at all the live music available this weekend — and it’s supposed to be the dead of winter!

We’ve got momentum.  But in order to grow a sustainable economy for Gloucester’s long-term, we have to grow our cultural economy a lot more.  That’s where you come in.  Think of Gloucester FIRST when planning what to do at night and on weekends.  Not sure where to eat?  Check out this HUGE list of restaurants.  Check the live music schedule.  You’ll likely find music for every taste.  Want to enrich your life and the lives of your kids?  Check out this impressive list of galleries, studios, museums, theatres, etc.  Think you need to drive to the mall?  STOP!  Check this out and think again.

The secret to growing our cultural economy without losing our soul is to honor our past and embrace our future.  That’s precisely what Fred Bodin does.  His store honors our past by helping to keep the core of our history and culture alive.  And now, he’s taken to filming the future.  Here he is filming Jon Butcher with Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes at Jalapenos on Tuesday singing Sam Cooke’s classic Change is Gonna Come — how perfect it that!  Boston rock star Jon Butcher moved to Gloucester.  Let’s get out and support his decision, prove him right, boost our cultural economy and — most importantly — have a blast doing it!

BREAKING NEWS: Last night’s open mic @ Dog Bar was so great that Steve Caraway will host every Tuesday

What a great week of music this has been and it’s only Wednesday!

Last night Steve Caraway struck up the open mic again at Dog Bar and by all accounts it was a HUGE SUCCESS!  So much so that he’s decided to host every week.  Way to go STEVE!

Before Steve began at Dog Bar, Allen Estes sat in Dan King’s seat at Jalapenos and rocked the house with Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes.  All were at the top of their game, especially DB, whose solos took us away!

And I just have to say that it is such a pleasure listening to Dave Mattacks, whose percussion is absolutely perfect for every song .  He is without a doubt one of the best drummers alive today.  These guys are so professional they were able to follow Allen on one of his brand new songs, having never heard it before — and it sounded as if they’d just come from rehearsal.  Aren’t we lucky to have people of this caliber on Main St., in Gloucester every Tuesday for FREE!  Next week J.B. Amero is in Dan King’s seat.  Oooohh, that’ll be HOT!

Excellent live music starts up again tonight at 7pm (early enough to take the kids).  See the schedule here.

What’s EBMG?

Allen with his band circa 1973 (you know it’s been a while when people start using the word “circa” on your photos)

Not what, who?  You don’t think Jalapenos is going to cancel their wicked popular Tuesday night music — even though Dan King is off to the west coast, do you?  Nope.  This coming Tuesday, Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes (BM&G) will be joined by Allen Estes, hence: EBMG.

But don’t wait for Tuesday, lots of great live music this weekend.  See the full live music schedule here.

Here’s a quick farewell to GMG FOBs video we shot just before filming the Local Music Seen Dan King Farewell Special featuring J.B. Amero.  You can see part 2 of the special on Cape Ann TV Channel 12, this Sunday (Jan 6) at 6pm.

Allen will play a request for you on Tuesday if you can tell him the name of the song he quoted to Dan in this video.

Love Christmas music or not, lots of great live music choices in Gloucester tonight

Those of you who like Christmas music are in luck tonight.  Fly Amero is signing Christmas songs with his brother J.B. and Allen Estes at the Rhumbline tonight starting at 8pm.

Then catch the Local Music Seen with Allen Estes 2011 Christmas Special at 11pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 (originally aired last year) featuring Dan King, Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan, Ann Marie, Bradley Royds, Inge Berge, Chelsea Berry, Dave Sag, Courtney Reid and Allen’s son Dylan Estes.  Here’s a video of many of the performers singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town. (see more air times here)

Of course, there’s lots of other excellent music in town (not necessarily Christmas — see full schedule here), including Dennis Monagle with Marina Evans, Joe Cardoza and Dave Brown at Minglewood Tavern starting at 9pm.

If you can’t find something to do on Cape Ann this weekend, you’ve lost it

33 live music shows to choose from tonight through Sunday (see weekend live music lineup here).  Oops, make that 32 (unless you already have tickets to Overboard’s sold out show at Old Sloop tomorrow night).    Here’s a taste of what you’re missing if you don’t:

But wait!  They’re coming back to Rockport as part of New Year’s Rockport Eve’s huge lineup of excellent entertainment.  See the NYRE live music lineup here.

Tonight’s music lineup is killer and includes KBMG @ Dog Bar featuring Dave Brown on guitar.  Just in case you forgot who Gloucester’s greatest guitarist is, here they are at Celebrate Gloucester 2010 (with Nelson Bragg  on percussion):

Fly Amero & his friends transform a dark day into a night of healing through music

L-R: J.B. Amero, Wolf Ginandes (behind J.B), Fly Amero, Dave Brown last night @ the Rhumbline

“How can you be here tonight?” was the question asked of Fly Amero by friends and fans who knew he had lost his dear friend of over 3 decades and band-mate Larry Hoppen, one of the founders of Orleans, who had died less than 24 hours earlier.

“The show must go on,” replied Fly.  “It’s not just a slogan, you know.  Everyone in the entertainment business takes it very seriously.  If Lance [Larry Hoppen's brother, another Orleans founding member] had a gig tonight, he’d be there too.”

Fly began by delivering the terrible news for those who didn’t already know, followed by 3 Orleans classics.  By the time the crowd sang, with Fly, the last chorus of Dance With Me, we had all been lifted through Fly’s personal grief to a higher place only music can take you.

Then Fly’s friends began to share the stage with him: Wolf Ginandes on bass, Allen Estes on harmonica.  The energy shifted a little, from memorial to entertainment.  Finally J.B. and Dave Brown joined Wolf & Fly to bring the house down!

Fly thanked the crowd for sharing this “living room” with him during a difficult time.

Something special — indeed magical — was at work last night.  Everyone felt it.

Thank you, Fly, for using music and your extraordinary rapport with your audience to heal all of us a little bit last night.  We hope you were healed a little too.

See this band if you love jazz and beyond!

Last weekend Marty Rowen, Dave Mattacks, and Dave Brown put on an extraordinary show for an appreciative crowd at the Dog Bar. Singer Chelsea Berry added another dimension when she joined the group later in the night. Owner Andy Mulholland is hoping that this band will be  a Dog Bar regular. Be sure to catch this group in the near future. You’ll be glad you did.

Click on the photo above  or here for more pictures of the evening.

Dan KING & KBMG play Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square

Come to Harvard Square! A magical place of city lights during the Holiday Season! Dan King and KBMG (King, David Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes) play their special blend of live folk, roots and rock n roll at Tommy Doyle’s (used to be the House of Blues) on Winthrop Street.

with Joe Henley, performing their own modern mix of folk, rock, and bluegrass, this promises to be a splendid evening and a Holiday treat!

DECEMBER 18

Tommy Doyle’s
96 Winthrop St. Boston MA
9:30pm • $3

Updated GMG Local Music Schedule June 8-14

Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


Elliott’s

Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s

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From Dave Sag

Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party and Friday at Elliott’s

We return to the axis mundi this Thursday, as Greg and I welcome back Mr. John Hyde, jazzbo smartypants,and keyboard Xtroirdinaire.
Helping him tie the nuptial knot will also be longtime buddy and stick-thrasher, Mr. Benny Benson, the coolest kat that is what am.
Should be a great nite!
And on Friday nite: It’s the return of the GEEZERS at Elliot’s at the Blackburn. This is a fun unit: Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks, Greg Tower and myself. Four totally disparate guys suffering thru the blood, the boils, the sweat, and the tears to bring you the finest in unhealable rapture! It’s always a pleasure. Do come.

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Capt. Carlo’s This Thursday – Mike O’Connell Band

Band is at Capt. Carlo’s, Harbor Loop here in Gloucester This Thursday Night. School Night, but we start early!  8 pm,, So come on down kids for yet another version of The 5 Ringed Circus, Remember that we love you and need your support. Mike

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Slingdaddy at Elliott’s at the Blackburn – Gloucester

Good food/drink….nice atmosphere with good music! Come see Slingdaddy this Saturday night at Elliott’s.

Date:
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Time:
8:30pm – 11:30pm
Location:
Elliott’s at the Blackburn
Street:
Main Street
City/Town:
Gloucester, MA

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GLAM JAM
“Starring Inge Berge”

Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 9:30pm

Location:
The Rhumbline
Street:
40 Railroad Ave.
City/Town:
Gloucester, MA

Inge Berge returns for a visit to Cape Ann from Norway and joins an all-star cast including Dan King, Groove drummer Dennis Monagle and Inge’s former bass player Joe Cardoza for a night of Bowie, Beatles, and other Glamorific Rock and Roll classics. Will the Guitar Drill make an appearance?
Creative Dress encouraged!

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Open Mic at the Landing

From Will Hunt-

Janice and Will will host their monthly open mic this Sunday, June 14 at the Landing at 7 Central in Manchester. We encourage the shy, the confident,
and everyone in between to bathe us in their brilliance once again as we kick off a summer of fun music! Younger performers are encouraged to come early.I’ll have a small guitar amp; you can play my guitar or Janice’s keyboard, or we can even back you up!
The music starts around 6:30. Hope to see you!!

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From John Hyde-

Going back to Glostah!

June 11, Thursday 9:00 to 12:00 RhumbLine
978-283-9732
40 Railroad Av, Glostah, Ma My home away from home! Who says you can’t go home again. With Sag, and Greg T and the boys.

June 14, Sunday 12:00 to 3:00 Elliots at the Blackburn
978-282-1919
1 Main St, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

My favorite gig with the awesome Miss Sandi B!

Sunday brunch with Sandi B!! http://www.sandibedrosian.com/

June 15, Monday 7:00 to 10:00
Capt Carlos
978-283-6342
27 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, Ma With Nancy Hildegarde, what more could I possibly say? http://www.captaincarlos.com/


GMG Artist Spotlight

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FEATURED ARTIST: DAVID BROWN

What can I say about Dave Brown. Dave has been a friend for many years. His guitar playing is second to none. This was a live recording from a gig that included Jon Troy and Dave Brown. Listen to the searing guitar solo in this tune. Oh, by the way, Dave was the musical director for Billy Joel and band member for many years. If you can catch a gig in Gloucester, check out Dave’s playing, you will be blown away.

GMG Artist Spotlight will be all over the map with various musical stylings. Rock, Jazz, Country, and everything in between. Only local musicians will be featured on GMG. 
Know someone that should be featured, just comment. 
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