Category Archives: GMG Music Schedule

1980s hit-maker Martha Davis interview on 104.9 SUNDAY @ 9AM

This Sunday (4/19) at 9AM, Aurelia Nelson welcomes 80s rocker Martha Davis, founder of The Motels, to her North Shore 104.9 radio show “Curtain Up” for a spirited interview about what it’s like to be “the most charismatic female performer in rock,” as described by Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times.

Martha Davis is credited with helping to define the New Wave sound that dominated MTV and pop radio in the 1980s.

But she’s not one of those rockers who’s satisfied to live off her prior success. She’s still writing new songs, recording new music and discovering new talent, like Boston Music Award Winner Ruby Rose Fox who opens The Motels show down the road at The Larcom Theatre on Wednesday (good seats still available, especially in the balcony — get them here.)

And she’s about to release a film of her live performance at the 50th anniversary of the famed Whisky-A-Go-Go, where she changed the face New Wave music forever.  Check out the trailer here:

Cape Ann Symphony Mother’s Day Concert Saturday, May 9 feat. BSO Soloists

Last month (in this post) I pointed to the roots of today’s music.  This month, the Cape Ann Symphony takes the whole thing one step farther.  First of all, they’re playing one of Beethoven’s most extraordinary compositions, the 7th symphony.  My guess is that the audience will jump to their feet after this finale just as they did last month for Beethoven’s first piano concerto, featuring David Deveau.

Beethoven’s 7th has been used in a number of films, most recently the 2nd movement in a tremendously powerful scene in which Academy Award winner Colin Firth as King George VI delivers a triumphant speech after struggling all his life with a terrible stutter.  Check out that scene in this video:

Now imagine hearing the whole symphony live.

And if that wasn’t enough, they’ve invited Boston Symphony Orchestra father and daughter team Richard and Erin Svoboda as soloists for Michael Gandolfi’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon.  Plus you’ll hear an overture by Rossini, the most popular opera composer of his time.  You really do want to be there!  Get tickets here.

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s guest will be, Ron Schrank 8-11pm 4.15.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 15th – 8pm
Special Guest: RON SCHRANK!

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Ron makes us all feel at home whenever he plays. Sweet and
gentle. Join us. We start at 8! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
4/22
J. B. Amero

4/29
Allen Estes

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

Sorellanza’s Spring Schedule

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Sorellanza, a 14-woman a cappella chorus based in Gloucester, announces its Spring 2015 performance schedule.

Friday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

24 Broadway, Rockport

Sunday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

Annisquam Village Church

820 Washington Street, Gloucester

Saturday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Ascension Memorial Church

31 County Street, Ipswich

Sunday, May 10th at 4:00 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church

48 Middle Street, Gloucester

Tickets: $12/$10 Seniors & Students

Sorellanza has been entertaining audiences for nine years with an eclectic and upbeat repertoire. Their program ranges from Renaissance to Broadway, sacred songs, rounds, Beatles, and pop. Rockport resident Patti Pike co-founded and directs the chorus. As part of their community outreach program, Sorellanza has invited talented high school performers to audition for and join the chorus. Audiences will enjoy the youthful additions to the Sorellanza sound.

ALERT: Tickets to see Art Garfunkel just went on sale — this show will sell out quickly

Art Garfunkel

Tickets just went on sale to the public for this very special evening with Art Garfunkel, one of popular music’s most revered icons.

Imagine seeing him and hearing his extraordinary voice in the intimate Larcom Theatre (right down the road in downtown Beverly) with gimmeLIVE’s perfect sound.

This will be Art Garfunkel’s only Boston area appearance on this tour.

It will certainly be an experience you won’t soon forget!

Don’t wait until tickets are gone.  Get them now, right here.

 

Live! Bikini Speedo Dodge Ball

It’s the official check in and rule breakdown.
Joey speaks science!

Frankie backs up the rules.

Stay tuned for pure shannagins!

Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight with Professor Harp 8:30 to 11:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.9.2015

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Let’s try someone new! Can I inveigle you to join us for a hotplate excursion into Chicago blues? i’ve got Professor Harp showing up to entertain you with his red hot harp and acute vocals.  I was playing a date somewhere recently and this guy just shows up with a harp or two, sits in, and proceeds to knock the crowd down like they’re  bowling pins. So, here he is in Gloucester. Hopefully, he’ll do the same.

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Backing him up will be Mr. Mike DiBari, on guitar, last seen with the Gordie Beadle show and Mr. Steevee Chaggaris, our tonsorially-challenged drummbler. Should be a great time!
Next week I’ll be in New Orleans, but don’t worry, Ms. Lisa Marie will be riding into town with her cavalry to save the day. All her usual suspects will regale you whilst I put on a few pounds sampling that fine cuisine. Won Ton Roulez!!

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Don’t miss out on Martha Davis and The Motels with Ruby Rose Fox opening @ The Larcom Theatre on April 22,2015

Martha Davis and The Motels

Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless. Already sold out at TCAN in Natic, Martha Davis and The Motels burst into Beverly on April 22 for one night only!

Don’t miss the band that defined MTV with their top 10 hits “Only the Lonely,” “Suddenly Last Summer,” “Total Control,” “Take the L out of Lover” and more.

“…arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.”

– Robert Hilburn, The Los Angeles Times

“Martha Davis, of the Motels, was still strong in voice and admirably delivered hits like ‘Only The Lonely’ and ‘Suddenly Last Summer.'”

– Hollywood Reporter (about recent Hollywood Bowl Concert)

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Ruby Rose Fox opening

Ruby Rose Fox, a vocal powerhouse of soul driven, edgy rock ‘n’ roll (with a nod to newwave pop), whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room in which she performs is hard at work to make 2015 her strongest year of new releases and live performances. Ruby Rose Fox was the lone standout of Boston-based artists to make The Boston Globe’s list of “10 Bands and Solo Artists to Watch in 2015,” and winner of the 2014 Boston Music Award for Best Female Vocalist in addition to her nomination for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

“arty, edgy rock ‘n’ roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time … [and seems] to come from another scene, another world.”
– Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

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more info & tickets here > http://gimmelive.com/Motels.cfm

Presented by Gimme Live

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Wednesday’s With Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Jon Butcher 8-11pm

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 8th – 8pm
Special Guest: JON BUTCHER!

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After nearly a year, Jon Butcher returns as my musical guest
at the Rhumb Line! Along with his compelling, soulful voice,
and accomplished guitar technique, Jon will be bringing his
latest (and highly acclaimed) CD, “Two Roads East”. When
he and I get together, it’s always sure to be pure magic!~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Dinner specials prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Upcoming…

Dan King

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Ron Schrank

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and more!
Looking forward……to seeing you there! :-) ~ Fly

PHOTO: Jon Butcher captivates Warren Haynes at Berklee Performance Center last night

This photo by Sue Sanderson proves what Berklee Performance Center audience members were saying last night about Warren Haynes being enthralled by Jon’s guitar playing.  There’s a big announcement about Gloucester’s own Jon Butcher coming in the next few days. Keep your eyes on GMG and get the scoop first!

Jimmy Fallon liked our SXSW pick so much he put her on The Tonight show last night

We all know that Jimmy Fallon is a huge FOB and either he or his staff reads GMG every day.

What we didn’t know is how seriously he takes our suggestions.

That is, until last night when he introduced our #1 pick from SXSW, Elle King (we picked her in this post) as his musical guest last night.

See Elle King’s Tonight Show performance here.

Big Block Party Survey – Tell the Mayor what you think!

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken is looking for YOUR opinion regarding Gloucester’s Summer Block Parties.  One idea on the table is to close Main Street to vehicle traffic EVERY SATURDAY in July and August.

What do you think?  Please take the survey (CLICK HERE) and help shape the future of fun in downtown Gloucester this summer!

This survey closes next Wednesday, April 8th at 11pm — so please don’t wait.

Do it now!

TONIGHT An Evening with PATTY LARKIN at Cape Ann Community Cinema – 4/3/15

An Evening with PATTY LARKIN
Friday, April 3 ~ 8:00 pm show / 7:30 doors
CAPE CAN COMMUNITY CINEMA
21 Main St., Gloucester 01930
$27.50 mbr/$30 ga ~ 978-309-8448 ~ www.capeanncinema.com

Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).

Still Green, Patty’s 13th album, plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea that travels from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. This collection of new songs chronicles Patty’s search for relief, respite and solace during a time when she lost both of her parents, and witnessed a sister suffer a serious health issue.

www.PattyLarkin.com
www.facebook.com/PattyLarkinMusic
www.twitter.com/PattyLarkin

 

Bob Davis AKA Johnny Carwash This Thursday’s Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30 to 11:30 4.3.2015

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Dave says,

This Thursday let’s welcome back Gloucester’s own Bobby Davis aka Johnny Carwash for another groovy night of surf toons and other related guitar ruminations. Bobby’s the best! With his effervescent style he’ll have you on the floor writhing with abandon. Along with David “Doc” Vincent on the skins, the circle is complete. We’ll be re-creating all your memories that were playing on your 8-track while you were losing your virginity. Don’t miss it!

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Get ready for another themed first Friday at Minglewood to get April off to fun start with Groove Therapy!

April’s theme is….

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DISNEY: Heroes vs Villains!

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Always wanted a chance to rock Aladdin’s vest? Want to know how you’d look as Jafar or a bad ass evil queen? Or hey, that whole Ursula sea witch/half-octopus thing seems kind of fun…This is your night to shine! It’s time to get in touch with your inner Disney and dress up as your favorite hero or dastardly villain while you party all night long to the infectious “groove” of Groove Therapy.

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THERE WILL BE A COSTUME CONTEST.

A $25 gift card hangs in the balance, so make it good!

This is a night you won’t forget!
mwl25 Rogers St
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Daisy Nell & Capt .Stan with their band Crabgrass @ One World Coffeehouse – 4/18/15

LCrabgrass Jack Stan Pat Daisy-001ocal folkie favorites Daisy Nell and Capt. Stan with their band Crabgrass will play their unique brand of music at their hometown coffeehouse, One World, on April 18, at 8 PM. For coffeehouse night, the street level of the Universalist Church is transformed into an intimate performance space, a favorite of many performers from near and far. Daisy Nell and Capt. Stan,  are no strangers to this stage, who, along with Pat Conlon and Jack Schwartz, have played there annually since the early 1990’s.Daisy and Stan at Pete Seeger Sing Out

Essex native Daisy Nell is no stranger to the stage, having started out at the North Shore Music Theater at the age of 12 in a production of Red Mill. Since then, she has been playing her guitar and banjo in every venue from nursery schools to high schools, museums to the high seas. She is an educator, maritime historian, founding member of the Gloucester Schooner Festival and the voice of the annual schooner parade on Labor Day weekend. Now an author of 5 children’s books, Daisy says, “Working with kids is what gives true meaning to a life in music.” Her school residencies, CD’s, and concerts have infected generations with the love of folk music and singing. For the past 18 years, Stan Collinson has been her musical mate, and together they make the folk music that takes you on a musical voyage, carried away for an evening. Pat Conlon on mandolin and harmonica and Jack Schwartz on bass make up the band, known to them as Crabgrass, which is a reference to the bluegrass roots of both Pat and Jack, combined with the maritime aspects of much of the Daisy & Stan repertoire. Capt. Stan says, “You can take what we sing with a large grain of salt!”

The concert on April 18 will feature a special new song that Daisy has crafted for local music fan and photographer, Nat Stevens, who commissioned a song for his great grandfather’s schooner. Other aspects to look forward to this year will be a set of blues and swing tunes that the band has loved for many years.

Call 978-768-3690 t o reserve your seat, and a return call will confirm. Payment is made at the door.

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