Monthly Archives: June 2009

GMG Local Music Schedule June 1- June 7

Check this post often for updates!

Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night’s Blues Party, Saturday at Lat 43, Sunday outta town

From Dave Sag

Whew! A busy week ahead as I plow myself even deeper into the electrical field, so, here goes:
Thursday nite at the Rumline: We got ‘er again: Ms. Lisa Marie, The unobliviated Queen of da blooz, Hip-shakin’ her way thru yet another evening of frenzy. Backing her up will be our old friend and keyboard octopus, Mr. Cliff Spencer. Also, Forrest”Frosty” Padgett on the drumbulators as well as Greg T. on glitar.  Me, myself and I complete this five piece septet. Another great nite!
Then,on Saturday nite, look out  for miasmic gas attacks, as I hit the stage at Blat 43 to make a mess out of the Mike O’connell band. Joey Scrima’s drumbing, with Mike and Jat Appt trying to keep it cool. Fat chance.
And Sunday I’ll be at Glenn’s Cool Bar and Restaurant in Nbpt.
with Justin Quinn and his sweet and sore band. It’s a lot of fun playin’ with these clowns, among whom will be Jon Ross, Per Hanson and Curtis “Lemay” Haines, the Pope of Nbpt. Hours are 6 to9, food is great, so , bring a date and dine by the whites of her eyes!
Oops! cops bangin’ on my door…Gotta go! Seeya!


phat maxxPHAT MaxX will be rocking the Rhumb Line on this Saturday, June 6th!

The Rhumb Line offers live music nearly every night of the week, great food including daily chef specials, and beer on tap.  So come on by early and have dinner and drinks at Gloucester’s favorite pub!

Click here for directions and more info:

Plus…we’ll be preforming some cool new material including tunes by Eve 6, Santana, Beatles, Howie Day, Collective Soul, and more!

So come on by and join us this Saturday, June 6th! The show starts at 9:30.

See ya soon!

Thad, Pete, and Eric

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Check out some PHAT MaxX music on our My Space page:

Upcoming Shows:

Latitude 43 – June 19th

Dog Bar – July 2nd

Rhumb Line – July 11th

Latitude 43 – July 18th

Rhumb Line – August 8th

Dog Bar – August 21st

Harbor Loop Concert Series – August 27th


ReverbNation Email

Rock / Soul / Jam Band
Members: Gary Backstrom, Dave Osoff, Brian O’Connell, Dave Scandura

Hey there every one, wanted to let you know about some up coming shows this month.   Here goes

Saturday June 6th I will be solo acoustic at LATITUDE 43 in Gloucester Ma ,25 Rogers st from 7 to 8:30pm.

Friday June 12thhat THE WHEEL HOUSE in Narragansett RI  , 294 Great Island Rd   W/ The Nate Wilson Band  Showstarts at 9pm

Friday June 19th at MY HOUSE in Quincy Ma ,609 Washington St [RT 3A ]  W/ The Nate Wilson band  Show starts at 9pm

As always we thank you for your suport and hope to see you soon.  go to for live shows and for more details and mp3s    Thanks  GARY

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Upcoming Shows for GARY BACKSTROM
Jul 10 2010 7:00 PM Worcester, MA Wonderland Music Series at Mechanics Hall Tickets



Garfish will be performing Saturday June 6TH at  Elliott’s At the Blackburn from 8:30-11:30pm. They will be performing their own renditions of classic rock songs from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s by artists like: The Beatles, Chicago, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Aerosmith. Along with some contemporary songs by Dropkick Murphys and others.
Elliott’s is located at the historic landmark which once housed the legendary Blackburn Tavern at 2 Main St. Gloucester.

For more information, visit , or


Remember that 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.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s

REMINDER to send in your photos for the slide show at the Block Party!

NOTE: You can send in more than one photo! Deadline extended until Monday June 8!

We’re starting to get photos in for inclusion in the slideshow. Be sure to submit your best shots!

For those of you who haven’t seen this yet:

Do you want to be part of the June 20th Block Party? Here’s your chance to see your photography big and beautiful! Good Morning Gloucester is hosting a community slide show featuring the first 150 photos we receive that meet the criteria below:

1. One submission per person

2. High resolution jpg image-

3. Must be Gloucester-related with a recognizable location

4. Must not be offensive or in poor taste

5. Must include your name so we can give you credit (We will use an alias if you request it)

6. Agree to allow  GMG  to use your photo in the slide show on and off the internet (your photo will not be sold or used commercially)

7. Submit your entry by June 5.

We know there are Gloucester photos out there in shoe boxes or on a hard drive just waiting to be seen. Dig them out and if you need help getting your print or negative scanned, we can suggest ways to get it done.

Sent your photos to Sharon at and we’ll keep you updated on how we’re doing!

Thanks and have fun!

Things To Do- Watch The Dory Race Elimination Races Saturday

Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Niles Beach – The Elimination Races will be held to determine who will represent the US vs. Canada on June 20th.

If you’ve been watching the GMG coverage of the International Dory Races and the building of the dories at Geno Mondello’s shop, if you want to buy some raffle tickets for the handline dory, if you want to share part in a great Gloucester tradition-

Head on down to Niles beach tomorrow morning for the elimination races.

It’s a great thing to take the family to and you can register to become part of the action, you can buy t shirts, get row hard or row home bumper stickers.

Here’s the scenario- you pack the kids in the car, go to Last Stop Variety, grab a cup of coffee and one of their incredible muffins (blueberry and morning glory are awesome) and then go to Niles to catch the action.

Click this text to see some previous posts with pictures of the action

The Farm Bar and Grill Steak Tip Dinner

I have to admit when the guys that opened this place were getting it ready I thought that it was too bad for them because the location had been host to 3 or 4 different failed restaurants in the past 7 years or so.

Boy am I glad I was wrong.  They are KILLING IT!  The place is packed night in and night out and there has been NO LET UP in the amount of patronage they have enjoyed.

Look for video with the boys tomorrow.

Photo Exhibit

GH Boardwalk

Through the month of June, I have a photo exhibit at the First National Bank of Ipswich (next to Walgreen’s on Rogers St. here in Gloucester) with Good Harbor Beach as the focus. Joey will join me with his great GHB shots. Come down to the bank and check out the many moods of GMG’s favorite beach!