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It’s a short month ~ Maybe that’s why there’s so much going on already

In fact there’s enough music over the next few nights that it’s gonna be hard to choose where to go out this week.  Here’s the complete live music lineup to help you figure it out.

And here are some videos too  . . .

More Orville Giddings videos here.

Kid-Friendly-Music Wave Continues & 3 music videos

Honky Tonk WOmen of Gloucester-1Weather forecasters call it a heatwave around here when it’s over 90 °F (32.2 °C) for three days in a row.

For the past 3 days, we’ve had good music starting early enough to take the kids out, so I’m declaring it a kid-friendly-music wave.

Tonight you can take the kids to see the Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester at Seaport Grille as early as 6pm.  And there’s plenty more later (see schedule here)  if you want to keep them up late, or you’ve got a sitter, or you don’t have kids.  One of our favorites, Pete Lindberg, is at the Dog Bar at 9.  Here’s a video of Pete at Celebrate Gloucester 2010:

And here’s an early 60’s heatwave classic to remind us where the inspiration for much of the music we love today comes from:

I missed Joan Osborne with Paula Cole @ Shalin Liu back in October.  Did she sing this?  She does an excellent version.  Check this out:

It’s music, food & festivals in Gloucester this weekend

Continuing with my interest in starting the weekend on Thursday, I’ll be at the Y Taste of Cape Ann to benefit the Y’s teen, camp and childcare initiatives.  Get tickets here or just go to the Cruiseport at 6pm for food & drink from some of Cape Ann’s best restaurants, along with live music, cooking demonstrations, raffles, door prizes and more.

John wants to see the Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest (he loves We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions) at Cape Ann Community Cinema that starts at 7:30pm followed by a live set by the all-female Queen Tribute band Gunpowder Gelatine.  We’ll try to get to both.

Nine great choices for tomorrow (Friday).  See Friday’s live music lineup here.

Saturday is family festival day with the Captains Courageous Festival featuring live music at Gloucester’s UU Church and the Lanesville Music Festival starting at 1:30pm with two of my favorites, Pete Lindberg at 5:30 and Bill Gleason at 7:30, then becoming a HUGE dance party at 8:30 featuring the great KBMG with special guest J.B. Amero.  WOW!  See the full festival music lineup here.  And look at their cool poster below:
Click for Lanesville Music Festival lineup

On Sunday, Celtic music fans can catch our friend Michael O’Leary TWICE in one day, on the Lannon & at the Dog Bar.  See Sunday’s live music schedule here.

All in all over 50 artists performing this weekend — and it’s not even summer any more!  Get the complete schedule for all the live music in Gloucester and Cape Ann here.

Music connections revolving around Gloucester

Allen Estes‘ Cable TV show Local Music Seen features Brian King tonight at 6:30pm.  On the show, Brian sings his hit Cold Rain, which was recorded by Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans” (listen here).   You can see Brian at Giuseppe’s tonight.

Irma Thomas appears in the HBO TV hit Treme (season 3 premieres this Sunday night).  And in the Treme video below, you can see Irma Thomas with Amadee Castenell in the blue suit on sax right next to her (that’s Dave Bartholomew, who lived down the street from Henri Smith, on trumpet next to Amadee)

Amadee performs with Henri Smith here in Gloucester and was in Henri’s band when he opened for Aaron Neville on June 30 at North Shore Music Theatre (see him in the photo below, on the right next to Danny Heath on Trombone)

Before he went on stage that night, Aaron Neville had been reviewing mixes from his upcoming album, My True Story with his wife, Sarah, who directed the video, below, that was released exactly 1 week ago today:

Now back to Gloucester:
Veteran blues man, Bill Gleason is Fly’s guest tonight at the Rhumb Line.  He’s also one of the featured performers at the Lanesville Music Festival on Saturday followed by KBMG with Fly’s brother J.B. as a special guest.

And Pete Lindberg, who plays drums on Marina Evans‘ new EP (listen here) is performing his own songs at the Lanesville Music Festival at 5:30 (see festival schedule here)

Confused yet?  Sort it all out with the full local live music lineup here.

Taking some of Gloucester’s best music to Iowa on a cloud ~ and a prediction for 2020

We may be somewhat old-fashioned, but we still listen to CDs for 3 major reasons:

  1. We prefer the superior sound quality
  2. We have a lot of them that we bought before MP3s were available
  3. The only iPod in our house belongs to John (I can’t stand putting anything in my ear!)

But when Vickie had to jump on a plane to Iowa suddenly last Saturday to deal with a family emergency, she felt the need to bring a taste of Gloucester with her.  So she ripped our copy of Chelsea Berry‘s CD Live in the Moment (one of Vickie’s favorites) and put it in our cloud (the Amazon cloud, that is) so she could listen to it on the plane and while in Iowa — along with lots of other music from Gloucester (see list below) and elsewhere that is already stored there.

Although we’re fans of the Joey Approved Product series, those of you who read our posts regularly know that we’ve never even mentioned a product or service that we use — until now.  This is different.  Why?  Because the cloud is changing the way we buy, store and listen to our music more than any other technology since Edison invented the phonograph.

Here’s why we like the Amazon Cloud Service:

  1. We can access our music using devices we already own, including our desktop PCs, laptop, droid phones and John’s Kindle Fire.
  2. It’s free.  Amazon has a free cloud player for the phone and a free interface for the PC.  There is a a limit to the amount of music you can store for free, but we haven’t hit that limit (remember, we still listen to CDs a lot) and music we buy from Amazon (mostly for John) doesn’t count toward that limit.
  3. All music we buy from Amazon automatically shows up in the cloud and is IMMEDIATELY accessible on all of our devices.  Here’s an example.  John and I are big Bruce Springsteen fans — and Vickie knows that.  On the day Wrecking Ball came out, she was sitting on the couch with John’s Kindle fire and said, “I just got it.” (Wrecking Ball, that is) at which point, I plugged my phone into the stereo (because I don’t put anything in my ear) and began playing it!
  4. All of us in the family can play all of the music at any time without restriction.  For example, while Vickie’s in Iowa, she can play Chelsea’s I Wonder on her phone or her mother’s computer while John plays the same song on his Kindle Fire and I play that same song on my phone hooked up to the stereo (because I don’t put anything in my ear) — all at the same time.
  5. It’s easy to rip our CDs and add them to the cloud (it took Vickie only a couple of minutes to add Chelsea’s CD to our cloud before we took her to the airport).

Some of you may know that I’ve made a number of predictions that have come to pass relative to the Internet, music, etc.  (for example, in 1998 I predicted that by 2003 every business will either have a website or wish they did).  Here’s another one: By 2020, the most common way to listen to recorded music will be to access it from a cloud server.

And here’s a partial list of local artists, whose music Vickie is playing for her family in Iowa from our cloud (in alpha order by artist last name or band name):

Fly AmeroBandit Kings, Inge Berge, Chelsea Berry, Dennis BrennanCape Ann Big BandAllen Estes, Marina Evans, Elle GalloOrville GiddingsTom HauckWill HuntKBMG, Satch KeransPete Lindberg, Michael O’LearyT MaxDennis Monagle, Ned and the Big Babies, Gary ShaneHenri Smith

Oops wrong song title ~ the real one is better

In yesterday’s post (see here) I got the title wrong to my favorite new Pete Lindberg song.  The real title is Death, Taxes, & Matches — perfect title.

I also forgot to mention that at the end of Tuesday’s spectacular show at Minglewood, Pete led ALL the performers in The Weight, which turned into a crowd sing-along and really got to me (I’m a big  Levon Helm fan and we had him booked at North Shore Music Theatre for July 7 — bad luck for all).

In this video, Pete does an excellent version of another Band favorite, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, at Celebrate Gloucester 2010.  Not many people can pull this off solo.  We should all be grateful that Pete’s voice is getting better!

It’s almost the weekend.  Lots of great choices starting tonight.  See the full music lineup here.

And don’t forget the Herb Pomeroy tribute concert on Friday that benefits the Berklee/Gloucester Scholarship Fund.

Ghost writer revealed, SXSW star visits Minglewood & 2 great songs about matches

OK, we admit it.  Vickie’s GMG posts are not always by Vickie.  Sometimes they’re by Peter.  This could be because Richard Gaines  once called us “interchangeable”.  Or it could be because we’re both insanely busy and sometimes she doesn’t have time to post.  Actually, sometimes we co-write the posts.  Anyhow, that’s why we’ve newly identified ourselves as team FOBs and you now see both of us in the photo.  So you can try to guess which one of us writes each post.  Just put your guess in the comments and maybe we’ll do something about it.

Let’s all thank Pete Lindberg for bringing Tristen to Minglewood last night.  Watch the video and you’ll  see why she is SOOOOO GOOD (see what SXSW says about her).  Also check out this video of her song Matchstick Murder. (No, Tristen, we’re not afraid).

Now, we can’t mention Pete Lindberg without reference to his great new song “I Won’t Pay for Matches” (Please correct me, Pete, if I got the title wrong).  Next time you see him, be sure to request it.  We’re all waiting patiently for him to record it (well not so patiently, really).

Before I went to Minglewood, I was at Shalin Liu for Greg & Francie’s spectacular presentation/concert.  No amps, no mics.  Just a harpsichord on stage in one of the most perfect acoustic settings on Earth.  I was in the back row and I could easily hear every nuance.  Beautiful!

All this on a Tuesday night!  There’s simply no way to see all the great music on Cape Ann.  You just have to choose.  See the full lineup here for some help with that.

And don’t forget the Herb Pomeroy tribute concert on Friday that benefits the Berklee/Gloucester Scholarship Fund.

Pete Lindberg releases 2nd Album available for download!!

Local Singer Songwriter Pete Lindberg has released his 2nd album which is available for download. “Overlay” was 6 months in the making and feature a host of local Cape Ann Musicians. You can stream the album for free or for a small fee you can download the album so you can burn CD’s or put it on your iPod or any music player.

http://thelindbergbaby.bandcamp.com/album/overlay

Voting Begins for The GIMMESOUND.COM GiveBack Live Music Series

From Vickie Van Ness-

Time to Vote!

For Fans Choice
For the GIMMESOUND.COM GiveBack Live Music Series

You can vote for your favorite artist NOW!
Save these dates: September 30, 2009 at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA and October 7, 2009 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. Details & sample tracks from our featured performers here.
Just to bring anyone up to speed- on GIMMESOUND.COM you can download any of these artists songs which are hosted at the site for free and they will get paid through advertisements.  It’s a win for the artist, a win for the consumer(you) and their music gets heard by a wider audience.  Good Stuff!

Pete Lindberg at Sidewalk Days

DSC_3022 [640x480]Pete is Mike’s son, and although they’re both talented musicians, they have very different interests and styles. You can see Mike and Pete playing around town each week. Tonight Mike is with “Groove” at Capt. Carlos- a CD release party. And Pete is often at the DogBar, Elliott’s, and the Rhumb Line.

Download Pete’s CD below for free.

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GMG Artist Spotlight – Pete Lindberg

gmg14418_91751771836_502956836_2382270_7346073_nPete Lindberg is an up and coming artist from Gloucester, MA. His music is a blend of folk, rock, and country. Pete has released his first CD that is self titled. You can hear some of the CD by clicking below. You can download songs from this site and they are free. The artist do get paid based on the number of downloads. So don’t hesitate start downloading. No Spam or anything from this site so don’t worry..

Last night’s CD Release Party with Chelsea!

Chelsea9:00pm – Dog Bar was packed. Chelsea Berry was setting up for a night of music promoting her new CD.  With a keen sense of humor and bluntness, the singer-songwriter kept the audience entertained for hours. She sang her own songs as well as covers that were meaningful to her. More than once, the only sound in the room was Chelsea’s  incredible music. Her cover of Susan Werner’s “May I Suggest” brought tears to many listeners’ eyes. She invited Pete Lindberg, Bradley Royds and a cast of others to round out the night. What a show!

Go listen for yourself at the Rhumb Line around 7:30 Sunday night where she’ll be playing with friend and cohort Pete Lindberg. You’ll be glad you did.

You can read more about Chelsea in Mike Lindberg’s (Pete’s dad) post here on GMG.

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