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Vickie wants me to choose between Hendrix & The Beatles, but I won’t do it!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this year, you already know that 2014 is the 5oth anniversary of The Beatles’ appearance on Ed Sullivan.  I begged my parents to let me stay up and watch the show — and they … Continue reading

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Crazy Moon @ 8:30, Blood Moon at 2am

As GMG Weather man Peter Lovasco points out in his very informative post (with great pix) there’s a Blood Moon tonight.  This just in from Lisa Smith about how Cape Ann TV plans to celebrate: Blood Moon/Lunar Eclipse tonight! Is … Continue reading

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GREASE comes to Gloucester

Beeman Elementary School 4th & 5th Graders present GREASE directed by Heidi Dallin this Thursday & Friday, April 10 & 11 at 7pm.  Check out this preview by Cape Ann TV:

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Big City Concert Sound just down the road in Beverly

Since we discovered the Larcom Theatre and produced our first concert there a year ago this weekend, Gloucester’s singer/ songwriter / multi-instrumentalist and ace sound man, Will Hunt has brought in his gear and, together with Bradley Royds, they’ve mixed our shows to wide … Continue reading

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Megan Burtt @ Old Sloop on Saturday April 5th

Every year or so, Megan Burtt comes to Gloucester to visit her good friend and Berklee chum, Chelsea Berry — and to treat us to her thoughtful, moving, gorgeous music at local venues.  This time she’s at Old Sloop on Saturday, April … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: THE TOASTERS coming to Gloucester on their 2014 World Tour ~ See them on a BOAT with the MILE 21 Reunion

If you’re a member of our Concert Club (click here to join — it’s free) you already know about this — and you may already have your tickets.  Now it’s time for all you FOBs to get your chance before … Continue reading

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Music venues abound — and a new one is on the way!

Woke up to a dusting of new snow that was gone by noon.  Only a few dirty-gray-white winter leftovers remain as the sun burns a bright spot behind the clouds — too shy to show its full face.  Does this presage one … Continue reading

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Winter Blues…Spring Blues…Summer Blues

OK, folks.  Time to kiss the cold winter blues bye bye and get ready for hot spring & summer blues starting next Saturday, April 5th, with the hottest concert of the season just down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre featuring Gracie Curran … Continue reading

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Check It Out! Country Rock pioneers “Pure Prairie League” Just over the bridge @ The Larcom Theater In Beverley, MA

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BREAKING NEWS: Local Rock Star, Jon Butcher, to appear with SOLD OUT “Experience Hendrix” show TOMORROW – Catch him on camera and WIN!

Do you have tickets to tomorrow’s sold out Experience Hendrix show at Hampton Beach Casino?  If so, we’ve got a job for you.  Our friend Jon Butcher (who moved to Cape Ann a year or so ago) has been asked to join Buddy … Continue reading

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Megan Burtt is Back

Every year or so, Megan Burtt comes to Gloucester to visit her good friend and Berklee chum, Chelsea Berry — and to treat us to her thoughtful, moving, gorgeous music at local venues.  This time she’s at Old Sloop next Saturday, … Continue reading

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“Asinine” is Clearly Missing an Important Letter “s”

If anyone happens to be looking for further proof that “asinine” should really be spelled “assinine” take a few spins around Blackburn or Grant Circle.  It’s fun.   I, for the record, will continue to spell “assinine” incorrectly, no matter … Continue reading

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Here’s your chance to tell the Government what you think of them spying on you

Normally I write about music in this blog.  But this is a blog — and the fact that you’re reading this post has most likely just been logged into an N.S.A. database, along with lots of other info about what … Continue reading

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Who’s Ready for Some Cornhole?

Ahhem, Ahem.   Moving on. I am absolutely in love with how our local sports teams are promoting new ways to experience the ballparks, stadiums, ice, courts, and fields that are home to the teams we love.  There has been … Continue reading

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If you want to make a living playing music, you have to make a living playing music!

One of my favorite local stars, Inge Berge, shared a post on his Facebook page about this “Call For Performers” by the city of Yellowknife, NT in Canada: As we head into Gloucester’s spring/summer/fall busy season, I’m glad he brought … Continue reading

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St. Patty’s Eve

So, not being Irish, I learned something new today. I learned that if I were Irish there would be some prep work to be done.  Who would have thought… This much I already knew….The night before Christmas you might hang … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: You asked for it, you got it: Another extravaganza at Gloucester’s UU Meetinghouse APRIL 25

Finally, we can answer all the people who ask, “When are you going to produce another concert at the UU Meetinghouse?” Gloucester singer, songwriter, performer, creative genius, 3rian King has put together a spectacular show with other top Gloucester talent, … Continue reading

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Neil Young, Massachusetts’ most “distinctive” artist, just might revolutionize digital music today at SXSW

A recent blog by Paul Lamere of Echo Nest (in Somerville, MA) claims to have analyzed listener data from music streaming services to determine the most “distinctive” artists by state.  His method is very interesting, if a tad wonkish (see his explanation … Continue reading

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Spring is on it’s way, and we are having 7 weeks of BANDS on Friday nights @ Giuseppe’s Ristorante & Piano Bar.

Giuseppe’s Ristorante, Gloucester, Ma Piano Bar with Joe will continue on Saturdays at 8:30, so those will be the nights you’ll want to come get your singing in…This Friday, March 14th, 8-11pm, Local 148 is playing at Giuseppe’s, with Brother … Continue reading

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Meet the cast of Fame Jr., tonight on Cape Ann TV — see the play live @ O’Maley this week

Heidi Dallin interviews the cast and crew of “Fame Jr.” for a  Cape Ann TV special that airs tonight at 6PM on Channel 12. If you haven’t seen the show, your last chance is this week: Thursday & Friday, March … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll) it’s Mardi Gras!

Well, here in frosty New England, it used to be just another Tuesday in the dead of winter.  But once Henri Smith moved to Gloucester (after Katrina blew is house down — see short bio here) we started celebrating Mardi Gras and now … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Excellent songs up for Oscars tonight — and lots of great music in town too

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 … Continue reading

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What did we tell you about Darlingside? Watch this video and see for yourself …

A few weeks ago (in this post), we told you to watch these guys based on their being featured in last months Noise Magazine.  Well, guess what?  Last week at the New England Music Awards they won “Pop Act of … Continue reading

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LISTEN LIVE and hear Gracie Curran Sing on Boston Herald Radio today at 2pm

Hear Boston blues singer Gracie Curran, who opened the 2013 Gloucester Blues Fest, sing on Adriana Cohen’s  Boston Herald Radio show, “Trending Now” today at 2pm.  You can listen LIVE ON LINE here. And you can see Gracie LIVE at … Continue reading

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Scam the Scammers – Let’s have some fun!

Scam phone calls are up. Today I got a call from a guy who told me there was a problem with my computer (yeah, right) and while I was letting him talk, I got a call on the other line, … Continue reading

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