WOW! Good news is you don’t have to choose because they’ll ALL be at the Gloucester Blues Festival in 3 1/2 weeks. And if you get your tickets now (right here), you’ll save $12. You really don’t want to miss this one . . .
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Last night, July 3, 2014, was the 7th anniversary of the annual Runaround Sound Extravaganza, a free concert on the Boulevard after the Horribles parade. Last night we had the biggest crowd of the past 7 years even though there were no fireworks. It really is all about the music. Check out the finale.
All I can say is that I’m honored to live in the City that brought us the tremendously talented Carlos Menezes, Jr., who, along with some of Gloucester’s best musicians perform this show for free every year – and Ringo Tarr, who, along with his team, do more work behind the scenes in one day than many people do in a month.
Joining Henri will be many of the guys who were on stage with him at The Larcom Theatre in March, including Grammy-Award winning Amadee Castenell on sax and a big surprise!
Don’t expect there to be any tables left on Saturday, so you’d better call (978) 879-4896 to make a reservation. Do it now!
Henri will be back at the Larcom Theatre in December for a very special Christmas show. If you’ve signed up for our free Concert Club, you’ll be able to get tickets before they go on sale to the public (click here if you haven’t signed up). More details on this concert coming in a few days . . .
Here’s a taste of what you can expect this Saturday — check out Amadee’s sax and flute solos!
Yesterday we told you the minute a few good seats were released for John Sebastian (they were gone within an hour of our post). Today we’re giving you fair warning that $20 advance tickets for Entrain will be gone by noon tomorrow.
So get down to the Liquor Locker tonight or when they open tomorrow at 8am. Or get advance tickets online here.
Check out Ellis’ performance on A Prairie Home Companion last Summer.
Now, you all know Marina Evans, right? Just in case you don’t, check out this video shot at Shalin Liu. These two will make for an excellent show. Don’t miss it. Get your tix now.
Just because it’s a benefit doesn’t mean you can’t save a little money by getting your tickets on-line. Go for it.
You’ll recognize the songs, but experience them in a wonderfully new way as they are interpreted by some of Cape Ann’s finest singer/songwriters. And you’ll continue to help restore one of Gloucester’s best-loved landmarks.
As quoted in today’s Gloucester Daily Times, “It’s such a historical landmark for religious freedom and freedom of thought,” said King. “This is a place we need to preserve.” We agree. Please join us. And save a bit of money by getting your tickets now, right here.
Some of you may remember the last time I added visuals to a radio ad and made a video. Well I’ve done it again for our UU Meetinghouse benefit next Friday, April 25 featuring local stars 3rian King, Chelsea Berry, Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza and Dennis Monagle with Boston-based Meff and Brendan Burns, all of whom “come together” as The Number Nines for a fresh take on The Beatles.
CREDITS: Music by The Number Nines; radio ad produced by Jay Foss of Northshore 104.9; most of the photos by Louise Welch & Philip Doyle; the Number Nines logo by 3rian King. Poster design by Vickie Van Ness.
OK, tonight most of us will be celebrating films, but Oscar night is also a perfect time celebrate great songs — and this is a particularly good year for song nominations.
Our two favorites are “Happy” by Pharrell Williams (the guy with the funny Smokey the Bear hat who won the Record of the Year Grammy with Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers) from the movie Despicable Me 2; and “Ordinary Love” by U2 from the movie Mandella: Long Walk to Freedom. I particularly like Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” video (not from the movie). Check out this dancing!
Among the Best Picture nominees is American Hustle, part of which was filmed down the road in Salem.
If you like to be out on Oscar night and just follow the events on your phone, there’s plenty of excellent music, starting with The Jazz Brewers at the Brew Pub at 5pm and one of our favorites, Inge Berge, at The Rhumb Line at 7:30. See tonight’s full live music schedule here.
Over the past few years, we’ve profiled a number of rising stars from Cape Ann. Here’s our latest pick for whom to watch: James & Jake these kids are in high school and already making a name for themselves. Watch the show tomorrow (Wednesday 2/26/14) on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 at 6:30 and watch their stars rise over the next couple of years.
If you miss Wednesday they will be on again Friday (2/28/14) at 1:30 & Sunday (3/2/14) at 6:00
Recent events should make it fairly clear that the war on drugs is a dismal failure. Debate rages (as it should) about what might work and today it seems fitting to look at how creative people help in profound and very personal ways.
Now, you might assume that creative people tend to be more susceptible to addiction than the rest of us — think Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Philip Seymour Hoffman … the list goes on. But creative people may also offer the best solution to the problem by expressing their personal experiences through their art in a way that touches us deeply and gives those of us who might fall into addiction something to hold on to.
One of my favorite young artists, Tristen, who’s appearing at Brighton Music Hall tonight with Jeremy Messersmith, has a wonderful song with a catchy tune and simple, profound lyrics that express, through pop music bliss, her resolve not to feed her friend’s habit while continuing to love and care for him — Here’s the chorus.
I will never falter, I will never fear
For I’ve seen the demons love can conquer disappear
Watch her video
Closer to home, local rising star, Chelsea Berry’s song You Me and Mary shows us how drugs can ruin a relationship. Listen here:
Oliver Stone, in his cautionary movie The Doors, demonstrates how drugs and excess killed one of rock music’s most creative geniuses. This is the best anti-drug experience you could ever give your kids. Make them sit through the whole thing before they’re 12.
If recent events aren’t enough to convince you the war on drugs is folly, watch Steven Soderbergh’s brilliant film Traffic. As Roger Ebert says in his 4-star praise of this extraordinarily creative film, “This war is not winnable on the present terms, and takes a greater toll in human lives than the drugs themselves.” Watch this trailer:
We can talk about him all we want, but there’s just no substitute for the real thing. Dr. King is one of the greatest orators of all time. His brilliantly written speeches are full of musical references, quotes from songs, poetry and metaphor — all woven into a moving piece of performance art. Dr. King’s voice is lyrical and musical. It’s like hearing a great song — as entertaining as it is profound. Enjoy!
FOBs find out first!
If you haven’t been down the road to Beverly’s fully restored, historic Larcom Theatre, this would be a good time to get tickets to see two top local bands in one of the best listening venues north of Boston.
With superb acoustics, world-class stage lighting, comfortable seats, and excellent sight lines, this gorgeous theatre is a perfect place to experience the area’s best live music — and it’s only about 20 minutes away with plenty of free parking. (Here’s some info on previous shows.)
Cape Ann Big Band’s Larcom Theatre Debut is Saturday May 3, 2014. 17 top players led by Gloucester’s Carlos Menezes (one of the area’s most talented young musicians) this big band will feature guest vocalists for a special spring concert. GET TICKETS HERE.
Back for two shows on the heels of their April 2013 sell-out, Grammy-winner Charles Neville joins Gloucester’s Henri Smith and his band New Orleans Friends and Flavours on Friday, March 7 at 8pm and again on Sunday, March 9 for a 3pm matinee. Take advantage of this early announcement and get your tickets now: Friday night tickets here, and Sunday Matinee tickets here.
As Fly Amero said (in this post) to all of you who didn’t get tickets to see Allen Estes at the Larcom Theatre on October 5: “too bad for you!”. But wait … now you’ve got a second chance. Allen is playing one of Cape Ann’s best listening venues, The Old Sloop Coffeehouse on Saturday, November 2 — and he’s sharing the stage with award-winning singer/songwriter Claudia Nygaard. So don’t screw this up. Get tickets now.
Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith sent this video by Josef Hnulik, filmed aboard Schooner Adventure during this year’s Schooner Festival featuring Daisy Nell & Captain Stan on the soundtrack.
Come aboard the Schooner Adventure for a sail in Gloucester Schooner Festival’s Mayor’s Race. It is the Adventure’s first race after she underwent a restoration project lasting two decades. The crew is proud of this historic fishing vessel, as they are the ones who restored her to her former grandeur.
Mike Doyle has been compared to John Mayer, with the Noise Magazine proclaiming his “talent by the boatload,” and likening his live guitar skills to those of Keith Richards. Mike is one of those young musicians you want to watch over the next few years. See a short bio of Michael Thomas Doyle here and get tickets here. It won’t be long before you’ll have to pay over a hundred bucks for a crappy seat in a huge venue far away with expensive parking if you want to see him. Check out the video to see what we mean:
Robert Randolph Presents … The Slide Brothers – ONLY New England Appearance on November 2nd at Larcom Theatre.
“The Slide Brothers … tackle rock, funk and blues with a ferocity that will startle fans of Duane Allman, Derek Trucks and Muddy Waters.” —Guitar World
This will be an experience you won’t have a chance to repeat for a very long time! The best seats are going fast, so GET TICKETS NOW. Check out this video of The Slide Brothers covering the Allman Brothers’ hit “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’”
Joe McGrath send us this post about a new single and independent record label from Gloucester native, Caitlin McGrath. Check it out!
Caitlin McGrath released her first single and music video this month under her independent label. The video depicts her ‘Change of Scenery’ song starting with a drive to the airport in the ’65 Buick Riviera, then a trip around the globe to Japan, Korea, Italy, Morocco and more. Caitlin is working in LA, but will be visiting Cape Ann next month for her sister’s wedding celebration.
Caitlin and partner Reggie Pierre, of Diamond Girl fame, have produced the song, video and founded King Lion Music LLC to promote this and many more to come.
Last night Allen Estes performed his hit, “Not With Ya Hands” about Gloucester’s hero Howard Blackburn at the Alchemy Bistro Wicked Tuna Challenge, which was filmed for next season’s Wicked Tuna by the Nat Geo crew. And our own intrepid Lisa Smith caught all the action for Cape Ann TV. We can’t show you everything we shot until early next year when Wicked Tuna Season 3 premieres, but we can show you Allen’s performance right now and you can catch a glimpse of the film crew at the end.
Best of all, you can see Allen Estes live with a new six-piece, all-star band on October 5th at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly. You’ll hear old favorites along with new music he hasn’t yet recorded. Allen — with his new band featuring multi-platinum guitarist David Brown with Fairport Convention founder Dave Mattacks on drums, Matt Leavenworth on fiddle, Steve Burke on keyboards and Wolf Ginandes on Bass — will have you on your feet!
This will be a night you won’t soon forget. Good seats are still available. Get them here.
To get you in the mood, watch Allen’s Souls of the Sea special tonight at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.
The best harbor taxi/tour in town is Gloucester’s own water shuttle. Call Capt. Peter Favazza on his “on board” mobile phone 978-631-9358 or the office at 978-283-1979 for info.
Last month Beverly tried their hand at throwing a block party and it was very well attended. So they’re doing it again this Saturday from 5:30-9:30pm. And they’ve got BARRENCE WHITFIELD leading off the music at 5:30. Now that’ll be a rockin’ block party. Just in case you’re not sure what I’m talking about check this out:
Here’s a video of the first Beverly Block Party. It’s nice to see our neighbor picking up on our success!