Allen Estes, David Brown, Wolf Ginandes and Dave Mattacks to Rock The Dock @ The Madfish Grille Saturday 9pm
77 Rockyneck Ave
There are a number of seasonal gallery spaces available for the 2014 season on Madfish Wharf, 77 Rocky Neck Ave. near the Madfish Grille, Rudder and newly renovated Studio Restaurants. For an artist, the Rocky Neck Art Colony is the place to be in the summer. If you or a group of artists have thought about opening your own gallery space, this could be the perfect time and opportunity for you. To learn more, email Niki Ahearn at email@example.com or text her at 617-543-2977.
Fred Bodin submits-
Last week Janet and I parked ourselves at the Madfish Sushi Bar. It had a view of our two professional sushi chefs and Smith Cove. Our appetizer was a dozen Pemaquid (ME) oysters, which were new to us. They get Chowhound Fred’s seal of approval. Excellent! The waitstaff gives you prompt service and coordinates seamlessly with the chefs.
These are two sushi rolls: the Rocky Neck (L) and the Parisienne (R). So delicious, and there’s so much to choose from.
Not exactly dessert, but better. This the the "Toro" Sashimi. They sear the edges with a torch. It literally melts in your mouth!
Madfish Grille, Rocky Neck: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Madfish-Grille/219110261434146?rf=117896918222946
The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
This week we have interviews with sushi chef Jordan Rubin from Rocky Neck’s Madfish Grille about his famous Glosta rolls, and his goal to visit the fish auctions in Japan.
We also have a video of Jordan placing tobiko on the Glosta rolls. Tobiko is the Japanese word for the flying fish roe. The raw roe is very nutritious, due to its high vitamin content, high protein content, and large ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids.
Still shots show their Black Thunder spicy tuna rolls and a Salmon Sushimi appetizer with charred ramp and ginger scallions. Delicious indeed!
Videos and photos © Kathy Chapman 2013
Editor’s Note from Joey C-
The Sushi prepared at Madfish Grille is far and away the best sushi I’ve had anywhere.
I make that statement without any homerism involved. I’ve eaten sushi all over the place- California, Las Vegas, NYC, countless high end sushi joints. No joke- no exaggeration- the sushi at Madfish prepared by Jordan and his staff is the best I’ve ever eaten. The most creative, the most brilliantly prepared the most savory delicious sushi I’ve ever consumed. I can’t stress it enough.
My recommendation is to ask them to make you whatever they’d like. Jordan told me the term for this style of ordering but I forget the Japanese saying. Last time in we went with his recommendations and were blown away.
Brad Byrd and band will bring in the SUMMER! Madfish Grille, 77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, Saturday, June 15th 9:30pm-Midnight.
Brad Byrd, Leo Ciaramitaro, Donnie Knowels and Jimmy Clarizia
That June 18th is National Sushi Day? There is no other place to be on June 18th than Madfish Wharf for their amazing sushi. But you don’t have to wait until the 18th. Go to Madfish Grille any time (Tuesday through Sunday) for lunch or dinner of the best sushi you’ve ever had. Check out Sushi Chef Jordan holding a tray of his amazing surf and turf with steak and lobster.
Sushi not your thing? I went a couple of nights ago and being a perpetual seeker of the perfect burger, I had to try their’s and I have to say, it was possibly the best burger I’ve ever had. Perfectly charbroiled and dripping with cheese and carmelized bacon and onions. And doesn’t that softshell crab sandwich look amazing?
Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers’ unique brand of blues is rooted in vintage 1930’s Mississippi delta blues, featuring originals and classics that range from Memphis Minnie to early Bonnie Raitt, plus their take on other genres like soul, funk, and reggae. 2012’s Boston Music Award-winners for “Blues Artist of the Year,” this band evokes a southern juke joint where the whiskey and gin are flowing and everybody’s dancing.
Saturday May 18th
Qwill with Special Guest FISHING THE SKY (a.k.a. Rob Hughes)
live at The Madfish Grille in Gloucester MA
Here we have Joey with treenails sticking out of his ears. Treenails were used in ancient shipbuilding to secure the planks of the boat, and are still used today by builders like Harold Burnham at Burnham Shipyard in Essex on boats like the pinky schooner Ardelle. These treenails are Ardelle passes, which Joey received yesterday at the gallery from Harold, delivered by Len Burgess, giving him passage on the Ardelle.
Last night was the opening of Madfish Grille and a bunch of us artists on Madfish Wharf went down after we closed our galleries to have dinner, courtesy of the generosity of our friend and fellow artist, Alma McLaughlin, who treated us. I’ve been craving some of Jordan’s sushi, and last night ordered the Thunder, which did not disappoint, and even tasted more amazing than I remembered from last year. The others who had sushi were equally pleased. It was the first night the Madfish was open for the season and there were a few hitches. The bar hadn’t yet been fully stocked so a couple of people in our group couldn’t get what they wanted to drink, and there were no lights on coming down Madfish Wharf, giving the appearance that the place was closed once it got dark. Hopefully that will all be rectified before the weekend. The service was great and the place looks beautiful. If you’ve been hankering for some of Jordan’s (or Sang’s – who is back at Madfish this season and is getting hitched in June – sorry all you gals who has crushes), come on down to Madfish and get your fill.
Well the time is here, in spite of recent frosty days and nights. A new season is upon us and lots of great things are planned this year on Madfish Wharf, starting this Thursday. Have you been salivating for some of Jordan’s amazing sushi or other tasty fare from Madfish Grille? Well you’re in for a big surprise. The Madfish has been majorly spruced up and redecorated with some amazing work by Ben McAdam, in addition to an expanded sushi bar. They are opening this Thursday, May 16th, so come on by and satisfy your tastebuds.
Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester will be opening for the season on Thursday as well, so come by and check out all the great new work by Joey C. and GMG contributors Donna Ardizonni, Fr. Green, Craig Kimberly, Kim Smith and Paul Morrison, as well as Deb Schradieck, Judith Monteferrante, Roger Salisbury and your’s truly. We will be having a Grand Opening Mug Up on Sunday, May 26th. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it.
Aquatro Gallery sneak preview. Gigi Mederos and Stevie Black are back and they are taking no prisoners. This year, look for Aquatro at Gallery 4 (next door, where Wendie Demuth Photography was the past two years). In addition to Gigi’s and Stevie’s work, they will also be carrying Ben McAdam, Mary Bowles, Bella & Me, to name just a few. Do not miss.
Carol McKenna has taken the plunge and opened her own gallery in the red barn which was previously Sigrid Olsen’s Isla. Carol is having her opening on Saturday, May 25th from 5:00-8:00pm, so mark your calendar now for her champagne and chocolate opening.
Since Carol has decided to open her own space, she is looking for someone to take her guest artist space at Khan Studio July 27-August 9 (super prime time). If you are interested in taking this exhibit time, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caroline Kwas is back with her Intimate Landscapes Gallery at G4 and is now open.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Rocky Neck this year. And on your way to Madfish Wharf, don’t miss all the other galleries that are now open on Rocky Neck, and get yourself some yummy ice cream at Kiss on the Neck.
There are two Galleries (plus the sliver space) still available for Rent on Rocky Neck Avenue for this coming season (May 15-October 15). Madfish Wharf is a great place for artists – cooperative, supportive, fun and good traffic. Contact Niki at 617-543-2977 for more details on individual gallery rentals. She most readily responds to text messages. #6 has been rented, so #’s 15 & 7, plus the sliver gallery on the walkway from the parking lot to Madfish Grille are available. Join us for a great season on Madfish Wharf.
While the duck stayed outside we checked out the first set by Jenny Dee and crew.Rubber Duck thinks Rocky Neck has to be added to the weekend duck tour for the rest of the season. Madfish Grille is open for the season with Safety, 80s Party tonight, and Groove next Friday. Khan Studio open Noon to 8PM every day except Monday and Tuesday.
Lots of great music around town this Labor Day Weekend. Check it out!
Blues Party at the Rhumb Line
From Dave Sag-
“Wow! a busy week ahead! So gird your grid for the big end of summer blast.
This thursday at the Rumline I’m proud to present the one, the only Godfather-in-law of punk: Willie”Loco” Alexander, the all-weather blues god and all purpose keeper of the flame. The master of piano triplets, he’ll be bangin’ out Fats Domino and Buck Cherry lix all nite long. Backing him up will be Johnny Loud, the quiet drummer and , of course Greg T. and myself.”
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd….9-12pm, THE ERINN BROWN BAND (Steve Peabody, Alison Keslow and 2N) play @ LATITUDE 43, Rogers Street (Rt. 127) in Gloucester,MA.
Orville Giddings band from 8:30 to 11:30
From Dave Sag-
“Friday nite I’ll be down at Elliot’s ,filling in with the Orville Giddings band from 8;30 to 11;30. Li’l Stevie Chaggarris on drums holding down the fort.”
Event: GARFISH @ The Gull Restaurant Friday September 4th
“Put on your dancing shoes!”
Host: Gar Hiltz
Start Time: Friday, September 4 at 9:00pm
End Time: Saturday, September 5 at 12:05am
Where: The Gull Restaurant
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th…5-9pm, Erinn and Alison play @ THE GULL, 75 Essex Street (Rt. 133) at Cape Ann Marina Resort in Gloucester, MA
From John Keegan-
Join us in celebrating the Last Dog Day’s of Summer at the Madfish Grill this Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, September 5th, 2009
A Rare Live appearance! John Keegan and Madhouse will be playing at the Madfish Grille, On Saturday, September 5th, 2009 , 77 Rocky Neck Ave, Located in the Historic Rocky Neck District of Gloucester, Massachusetts The Oldest Art Colony in the Country!
What could be a better way to celebrate the Official Send-off to the Summer Season
Fantastic Food,( they got a GREAT NEW Chef) Ice Cold Drink’s, an awesome Raw Bar, and your favorite band playing at one of the Coolest Places on the Water!
Come One, Come All, Come Early, Bring Your Friends, and don’t forget your Dancing shoes!
Hope to see you all there,
Event: SAFETY Labor Day Red & White Ball at Rockafellas in Salem
“Wear white for labor day!”
Start Time: Sunday, September 6 at 9:00pm
End Time: Monday, September 7 at 12:00am
Where: Rockafellas of Salem
All DAY MUSIC @ THE BLACK LOBSTER, Bridge St (formerly Strombergs)
in the Tent, on the water, beneath the Beverly/Salem Bridge!
L A B O R D A Y !!! September 7th, from 12-7pm.
LISA MARIE BAND plays from 12-2 pm
ERINN BROWN BAND plays from 2:30-4:30 pm
ELLE GALLO BAND plays from 5 -7 pm
For more Info…
THANX FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From Dave Sag
Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party
Well, it’s that time, again; good ol’ Fiesta is almost here, and I’m almost there. So, in keeping with tradition(?) Have I got a guy for you. Mr. Brad Foucher, glitarist of the axis mundi, will be appearing and disappearing all night long this Thursday nite wailing and speaking in tongues, trying to get it right. This guy is to traditional blues as Birdseye is to frozen fish.A good place to be as an alternative to greasy sausage and cotton candy.
From Mike Lindberg
JJ Nicastro Foundation Benefit
Mike Lindberg/ Peter Malaquias/ Jim Frontiero/ Frank Gentile
Get your groove On!
Earl Foote / Mike Lindberg / Peter Malaquias
Earl’s Original Songbook
Sorry Archie could not make it. His wife is in Labor in Florida.
Saturday, June 27 at 9:00pm
SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2009 THE STUDIO
This Sunday JEFF GALINDO brings his dynamic trombone to the bandstand for a night of unbelievable horn music like you’ve never heard.a leading professor of BERKLEE MUSIC COLLEGE he plays with all the best big bands in the area. Check out the big man with the big sound. The music starts at 5pm
We will be having another great lineup for the Studio this season. I have a few new players added to the roster this year; Greg Abate will be coming as well as the new young lion; Mike Tucker, two exceptional sax players.
Looking forward to seeing and and goofing-off with you all this upcoming season…….Stay well……….Best, Barb & AL
GREG HOPKINS-BRASS MARK CARLSEN-BASS JACK SENIER-PIANO
AL BOUDREAU-DRUMS/VOCALS BARB BOUDREAU-VOCALS
(978) 283-4123 or go to the website at: boudreaujazz.com
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FRSTIVAL “The Newberry Consort”
Thu, June 25, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ” Jupiter String Quartet and Mary Persin, Viola
Thu, Jun 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ROCKY NECK ART COLONY Artist in Residence Gallery Talk
Fri, Jun26, 6:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Prelude Lecture Series: Princeton University
Concert Series Director Nathan Randall”
Fri, Jun 26, 8:00 PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ” Biava String Quartet”
Sat, Jun 27, 10:00AM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Free 45 Minute Concert “Biava String Quartet”
Sat, Jun 27, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
BEAUPORT, SLEEPER-MCCANN HOUSE ” Capturing Historic Houses” Sawyer Free
Sat, Jun 27, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Biava Quartet with Quynh Mguyen, Piano”
Tue, Jun 30, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Brasil Guitar Duo”
Sun, Jun 28, 5:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Boston Symphony Chamber Players”
Madfish Grille FINALLY!!
“Mile 21″ on Friday, June 26 at 9:30pm.
“Hope Road” on Saturday, June 27 at 9:30pm.
“Reggae Sunday Night” on Sunday, June 28 at 8:30pm.