Allen Estes, David Brown, Wolf Ginandes and Dave Mattacks to Rock The Dock @ The Madfish Grille Saturday 9pm
77 Rockyneck Ave
All the performers were at the top of their game last night and, based on their level of talent, they could have brought giant egos with them.
But they chose to leave their egos at the door and collaborate at the highest level of professionalism in order to lift a packed house at Gloucester’s UU Church to a level of musical joy that many said they hadn’t felt in years.
Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers and Cape Ann TV crew who helped to bring The Cape Ann Winter Solstice Concert to life.
Thanks, most of all, to everyone who came out to support our local music treasures and help restore the Meetinghouse so it can become a premier listening venue for dozens of major musical events every year.
Based on last night’s success, it’s safe to say we’ll be doing this again and again and again. Stay tuned …
You can’t get advanced tickets online any more, but you can still go the Gloucester UU Church and get tickets at the door ($25 for all ages). Box office opens at 4pm. Doors open at 7. Concert starts at 7:30. There’s plenty of free parking at the Church and nearby (Trinity Church parking lot and Library lot off School St. are both plowed) so come on down and celebrate the longest night of the year with some of Cape Ann’s finest musicians while you help to restore one of Gloucester’s most treasured buildings!
Wednesdays Only: Prime Rib, $12.95!
We haven’t done this in a few years. Always festive. Very cool. It’s Fly, Dave Brown, Wolf Ginandes & Dave Mattacks. Know what happens? Da walls get ripped down, that’s what happens!
This is how we kick off the holidays in Fishtown. It starts at 8:30, but you’d better get there earlier than that if you wanna sit… and if you wanna get some prime rib before it’s gone! ~ Fly
Thanksgiving Eve with Fly & the Band: 8:30 – ‘til
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Special – $12.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
12/4 – John Rockwell
12/11 – Dan King (John Lennon Tribute)
12/18 – Amero Family Christmas
…to seeing you there! :-) ~ Fly
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.
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).
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.
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, 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.
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.
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!
What a great week of music this has been and it’s only Wednesday!
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.
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.
“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.
From Dave Sag on the Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party
“Big fun this week as Justin Quinn returns for a nite of Chicago-style blues. Justin is a fine harpist and vocalist and has great cowboy boots.He’ll be burnin’ his leather on the floor with the likes of Jon Ross, formerly Duke Robillard’s bassist, now on guitar; got that old sound goin’…. and Per Hanson, James Cotton’s drummer on…guess….drums! Greg and I will be there too, meddling and obfuscating our way thru the furrows of the blues.
This is a great unit….some of you may have purchased a CD last time around. Bring some cash and buy another one this time , you won’t be disappointed!
Again, I lost a lot of my fan files, so if you know someone who wants in, send ‘em to me!”
KBGM Release Party Reminder
Singer/songwriter Dan King will perform with David Brown, Dave Mattacks, and Wolf Ginandes for their Boston CD release party at Atwoods Tavern in Cambridge on Thursday, July 30 and in Gloucester at Elliotts at the Blackburn on Friday, July 31. The band, also known as KBMG, will play in support of their latest studio album, Western Color. KBMG played most recently to a fantastic audience at the Berklee Performance Center and are pleased to be back in Boston.
Their first combined full-length studio effort, Western Color, overflows with wasted love, light, rumors, and castaways—a ragged journey of sound and story combining folk, rock, and roots influences.
A highly anticipated album, Western Color evokes the tangled landscape of northern New England’s rugged working class, crashing waves and ultra violet sunsets; and is the culmination of efforts from some of the best artists in the area.
CD’s will be available for purchase. Featuring new hits, Goodnight Romeo, When it Comes Down to Love, Raggedy and more!
Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud7NoYKz_9A for the Goodnight Romeo video
Thanks and see you soon!
From: GARY BACKSTROM <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BOSTON, MA: Singer/songwriter Dan King will perform with David Brown, Dave Mattacks, and Wolf Ginandes for their Boston CD release party at Atwoods Tavern in Cambridge on Thursday, July 30. The band, also known as KBMG, will play in support of their latest studio album, Western Color. KBMG played most recently to a fantastic audience at the Berklee Performance Center and are pleased to be back in Boston.
Their first combined full-length studio effort, Western Color, overflows with wasted love, light, rumors, and castaways—a ragged journey of sound and story combining folk, rock, and roots influences. A highly anticipated album, Western Color evokes the tangled landscape of northern New England’s rugged working class, crashing waves and ultra violet sunsets; and is the culmination of efforts from some of the best artists in the area
Guitarist David Brown is resident of Gloucester, Mass. and is a guitar legend, known for his work with Billy Joel, Dr. John, and Simon and Garfunkel. Brown’s Dobro and electric guitar are staples of the album and each note serves the gravelly no-frills roots-rock vibe of Western Color.
Wolf Ginandes lives in Framingham, Mass. and is a bass veteran known around the Berklee campus, Boston, and beyond. Among others, he’s played with GE Smith and The Mohegan Sun All-Stars, and his purposeful sound and obvious joy are heard throughout the album.
Drummer Dave Mattacks started performing with big bands in the UK before he joined the influential folk/rock group Fairport Convention. In 2000, Mattacks emigrated to Boston, where he continues to enjoy a full career as both a musician and a producer, spanning live and studio work. Mattacks’s discography includes five CDs with Paul McCartney and various albums and tours with—among many others—Nick Drake, Brian Eno, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Jimmy Page, Cat Stevens, XTC, and Loudon Wainwright.
An accomplished musician, King has played all over New England and both coasts. Highlights include the Indie Music awards at the famous Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, along side Luke Temple at Arlene’s Grocery and the Knitting Factory in New York City as well as being in Whoopi Goldberg’s birthday Band jamming with Whoopi and Robin Williams at The Cutting Room also in NYC. He sites the moment Whoopi introduced him to Keith Richards and Ron Wood of the Stones backstage at Fenway Park as “the highlight of it all.” He has also worked with Tom Hambridge, Willie Alexander and Tony Goddess, to name just a few.
King believes Western Color is the “epitome of the sound we’ve been striving for, I can’t imagine being able to work with a better group of musicians.”
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Dan King, David Brown, Wolf Ginandes and Dave Mattacks play live electric and acoustic at the Berklee Performance Center!
Our own Dave Mattacks is going to be a guest lecturer for Berklee’s Percussion Week and they’ve asked KBMG to play their stage.
The event is open to the public and a great opportunity to see KBMG play one of the world’s best listening venues!
Monday, June 22 at 8pm.
$10 for all that?!
Berklee Performance Center
136 Mass. Ave