Category Archives: GMG Music Schedule

Hear rock star, Nelson Bragg tomorrow (SUN) at 9am on North Shore 104.9

Tomorrow morning at 9am, on her show 104.9FM radio show, “Curtain Up”, Aurelia Nelson hosts the multi-talented Nelson Bragg — percussionist, drummer, songwriter, vocalist for Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary tour.

Nelson will give us a glimpse into the L.A. pop scene and what it’s like to work closely with Brian Wilson and tour with the Beach Boys.

Here’s Nelson on percussion at Celebrate Gloucester 2010 with KBMG.

 

Gloucester’s Bruce Tarr presents citation to Bill Hanney at NSMT last night

L-R: Kevin Hill NSMT Artististic director, State Rep Jerry Parisella (who also presented a citation from the house), Senator Bruce Tarr and Bill Hanney

L-R: NSMT Artistic Director Kevin Hill, State Rep Jerry Parisella (who presented a citation from the house), Senator Bruce Tarr and Bill Hanney on the NSMT stage (photo: Karen Nascembeni) 

Vickie and I went to see Dreamgirls at North Shore Music Theatre last night.  Stellar performances from the entire cast.  Excellent voices.  Loads of fun! Check it out here:

Before the show our own Senator, Bruce Tarr presented North Shore Music Theatre owner, Bill Hanney with a citation congratulating him for reviving the theatre on the anniversary of it’s 60th year in operation.

As you might expect, Sen. Tarr was a natural on stage, offering fun facts about the theatre, which opened in 1955 with “Kiss Me Kate.”

Don’t miss Dreamgirls.  It’s only running through June 14, so get your tickets soon (right here), before it sells out.  Check out the video below.

Willie “Loco” Alexander the Godfather of Punk joins the Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm to 11:30pm 6.4.2015

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Dave says,

It’s Ragnarock and roll time as we welcome back The Godfather of Punque: Mr. Willie Alexander. Just back from a tour of Asgard, his horned helmet is sharpened to the point of no return. We’ll be cranking it out at the Rhumbline this Thursday from 8:30 on, with the likes of the ferocious Billy Loosigian on catarrh, and Steevee Chaggaris on eggbeaters. When you clock the human race with the stopwatch of history, it’s a new record every time!

 

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Then, on Sunday, join me for an evening of blues at the Mile Marker at the Cape Ant Marina. From 6 to 9, we’ll be serving up copious amounts of frisson with a great band featuring Chris “Stovall” Brown on gootar and vocals, the magnificent Joe Bargar on keys  and vocals, myself on bass and a drummmbler yet awakened from  a deep sleep.
Don’t forget Monday afternoon matinees at the Rose Baker Senior Center where The Old Salties honk it up for free  from 1 to 3 P.M. It’s free, like advice!

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40 Railroad Ave
Gloucester, Massachusetts
(978) 283-9732

Ron Gallo & The Satellite Hearts Saturday 9pm with Julie Rhodes opening @ 8pm June 6…Don’t miss it!

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Ron Gallo, former frontman of critically acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll band Toy Soldiers, spent the last year in the trenches of transition and self-examination, resulting in the birth of “RONNY”, a new album/band/outlet that follows the shifting habits and rituals of Ron Gallo at any given time. His 7 year tenure in the aforementioned rock band taught him about the grit and joy that exists in the hot pursuit of his truest love; but mostly that he’s got no other choice, and was put here to make songs and sing them for people at places, all the time. He is 6’3, has large hair and was once described as “racially ambiguous.”

Backing Ron Gallo this time around, we welcome the Satellite Hearts! Pure rock ‘n’ roll, wild and dangerous, yet full of awe and childlike wonder. It’s like The Clash infused with unpolished 80’s brat punk that trekked through the 60’s while flirting with bell-bottomed psychedelics.

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Julie Rhodes opening for Ron Gallo @ 8pm

http://www.julierhodesmusic.com/

Then on Sunday June 7th Ron Gallo “Solo Acoustic”

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 25 Rogers Street

Gloucester, Ma

(978) 281-0223

http://minglewoodtavern

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3 Duncan St
Gloucester, Massachusetts
(978) 281-3997

Gloucester’s Police Chief Leonard Campanello is a ROCK STAR!

Gloucester police Chief Leonard Campanello – photo: Allegra Boverman

Chief Campanello’s “Angel” project began yesterday.  If you don’t know what that is, read this article in the Gloucester Daily Times.

The Chief’s project has been the subject of national news for about a month now and he’s even been challenged by the district attorney (see this article in the Boston Globe).

But our Chief remains cool as a cucumber.

Just listen to him in this NPR interview from yesterday — especially the part where he says, “We appreciate the district attorney’s comments, but the fact is that the police have always had the discretion to charge or not charge and not just with drugs, with most crimes.”

If you see Chief Campanello, please congratulate him on his vision, compassion, brilliance and cool head.

This is definitely the guy you want protecting our city and helping to heal our drug problem. BRAVO CHIEF!

We knew we were lucky to have Chief Campanello come to Glocuester when he brought the crowd to their feet with his Springsteen version of “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” at the first Cape Ann Winter Solstice in December 2013.  Sheila Roberts Orlando captured the moment perfectly in the photo below:

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Party with Blues Icon James Montgomery aboard The Beauport Princess Cruise Ship on July 4th

James Montgomery – photo: Boston Herald

Here’s your chance to party on Saturday, July 4th aboard Gloucester’s Beauport Princess Cruise Ship with blues icon James Montgomery and his HOT band, featuring David Hull (of Aerosmith & The Joe Perry Project) on bass, George McCann (played w/ Steven Tyler, Billy Squier, James Cotton, etc.) on guitar and Jeff Thompson (played w/ J Giles, James Cotton, Duke Robillard, etc.) on drums.

Your ticket includes the first appearance by the legendary James Montgomery Band aboard the Beauport Princess Cruise Ship PLUS a very special July 4th Gloucester Harbor Cruise and Party Buffet featuring Seafood Grille’s world famous Lobster Rolls! (Chicken salad and veggie wraps available too.)

This is an all-ages concert cruise with a full bar aboard for people over 21.

Our July 13 concert cruise is sold out, but you can still get tickets to July 4th (get them here RIGHT NOW)

You can dance right in front of the stage aboard cruise ship, and you can bet James will ask you to dance just like he does in this video:

 

These guys, tonight! Mike O’Connell, David Brown, Forrest Padgett & Dear Ol Dave himself. Put on your dancing shoes.. 8:30pm @The Rhumb Line 5.28.2015

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Dave says,

The Rockport Ghetto Rage Festival continues with the arrival of Mr. Mike O”Connell to our stage this Thursday. Mikey, the kapusta king of Worcester,will have all of you stubbing your toes on his brand of southern rock. That and he can cook, too. And sing, like an angel! What’s not to like? Spread out!
He’ll be joined by our own locally groaned hero of catarrh: Mr. Dave Brown. And to add to all the senseless violence, let’s add Mr. David Mattacks, the Atomic Clock, on drums. And me, too. This is a really great combo plate. Czech it out. Hope to see you there.
And don’t forget, next Monday, from 1 to 3, The Good Old Salty Jazz Band will be circling the wagons at The Rose Baker Senior Center. It’s free and the Jello® is really good.

Put on your dancing shoes…it’s gonna be a wicked good one…or just listen…you’ll be glad you did.

The Hot Tub Piranhas R Back at Mile Marker One for 1st of 2 gig’s! Memorial Day ~ See Chuck & John Acoustic Duo Bridge Deck 1-4pm

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Monday May 25th is a great time to meander on down to Mile Marker One to enjoy a fun rock performance by The Hot Tub Piranhas who will help you move your feet to some of the best classic & modern rock covers ever produced. We will be playing from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We promise a terrific show for you to feast your ears on and move your feets to, all while you feast on some exquisite fare from the bounty that is the sea. The food is terrific here as are the beverages, all served by an attentive and friendly staff. You cannot go wrong when you go to Mile Marker One… so go. :) See you there! Please bring dancing footwear… You’ll be needing them, lol!
Wes

Today at 6:00pm – 9:00pm Mile Marker One 75 Essex Ave, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 New American Restaurant (978) 283-2122 info@milemarkerone.com

Live Music Today @ Mile Marker One with Steve Caraway, Loose Ends and The Megan McKenzie Band starting @ 1:00pm to 11:pm On the bridge deck 5.24.2015

Steve Caraway
Acoustic Pop/Rock
Bridge Deck 1-4pm

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Loose Ends
Acoustic Duo
Bridge Deck
4:30pm-7:30pm

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Megan McKenzie
Band
Pop / Rock / Soul
Bridge Deck 8-11pm

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Get ready for the joint to be rockin! “Mr. Nick and The Dirty Tricks” @ The Rhumb Line’s Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30-11:30pm 5.21.2015

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Dave says,

I got a new group for ya this Thursday: Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks, minus one, that is, since I’ll be playing instead of their bassist. Apparently he’s suffering from a French foreign lesion. Wish him well! Mr. Nick is a well known harmonicat, although not around these parts, so cheer him on! He has the Q-Tip ability to ream out the smallest spaces in your cortical processes and will create a disturbance in your mind. Believe me!

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http://www.thedirtytricks.com/about

He’s bringing along his longtime gootarist in the form of Mr. “Lonely” Gus Carlson, a fine player and vocalist as well as Mr.Rick Russo, on drums and vocals, too. I brought these cats in the night of last year’s Horrible’s Parade and they tore the joint apart! Come see for yourself!
And Saturday night, I’ll be down to Carlo’s on the loop, whooping it up with that Perry Combover Award winning vocalist and jongleur, Mr. John Keegan and the local faves: Madhouse. Yes, Carlo’s is open and we expect to have a wonderful evening, since we’ve been rehearsing all winter!  See you there!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

You can be on James Montgomery’s new CD

James Montgomery in Boston Herald interview

Tomorrow (5/21), you can be in the audience when the James Montgomery Band records a new live CD right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre.

This concert (and the CD) will also raise money for James Montgomery’s foundation V is for Veterans, which focuses on helping disabled veterans.  James donated most of the tickets to veterans organizations and the VA hospital, but you can still buy tickets here.

James will be joined by David Hull (from Aerosmith & The Joe Perry Project) on bass, Cliff Goodwin (from the Joe Cocker Band) on guitar and Jeff Thompson on drums.  Young, rising country stars Whitney Doucet (who sang with Keith Urban) and Lexi James open.

Be sure to scream and shout and clap loud enough to be heard on the CD, so when it comes out you can get one and play it for your friends — fast forwarding through the songs and waiting for the applause, of course.

Here’s a video of James the last time he was at The Larcom.  Notice the crowd in the middle of the song … this could be YOU!

Click here to read an excellent Boston Herald interview with James — especially the part where he talks about B.B. King!

Gang Of Thieves Friday May 22 @ MinglewoodAtLat43 ~ You do not want to miss this band…seriously!

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These legendary Vermont Rockers are bringing the funky
fury back to Gloucester this Friday! If you missed them last time, this is your chance!

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High energy is the hallmark of Burlington, VT’s Gang of Thieves. Their sound and energy is a cross between Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with a funky blast of Green Mountain soul thrown in the mix. The key to their appeal is the infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a hint of spiritual and political awareness, without any of preachy self-righteousness. With a live show that will leave you screaming and exhausted from your nose to your rump, these up and coming rock stars will leave you begging for more!

These Green Mountain rockers have won over diverse audiences coast-to-coast, opening for the likes of Skid Row on the one hand, and up-and-coming jam band Twiddle on the other. The Gang was also recently nominated for “Rock Act of the Year” by the 2013 New England Music Awards, and Best Funk Group by 7 Days “Seven Daysies” contest.

“Gang of Thieves, you’ve really done it this time. Soaring guitars,
early 90s grunge style vocals, Flea level basslines, and a mix of funk and rock to make a party a rager… you [gave] us Thunderfunk and it’s just another damn level.”
-John Powell, http://www.angelica-music.com

Check them out here: http://www.thegangofthieves.com/#about-1

This will be one of the most exciting shows you will see this month!

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @The Rhumb Line – Special Guest: Chick Marston 5.20.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, May 20th – 8pm
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!

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Traditional and contemporary folk music. Delta and ragtime
blues. Classic and old-time country. And, of course… sea
songs. Chick Marston is a master of all, with a pulsing
thumb-bass precise as a metronome. Such an incredible
study! 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…
Dan King

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Rocky

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

 

SELL OUT ALERT: 35 seats left for Art Garfunkel @ Larcom This Sat 5/23

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Only 35 seats left for this very special evening with Art Garfunkel, one of popular music’s most revered icons.  Most of the seats are in the Balcony (get them here).  For this show, with only 2 people on stage, the seats at Balcony left and right (that normally offer a partially obstructed view) will be fine.  And they’re a bargain. Get them NOW!

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.

 

Still a few tickets left for Roomful of Blues Cruise aboard Beauport Princess on 6/13

THIS IS AN ALL AGES CONCERT CRUISE featuring the first ever appearance by these national recording stars aboard the Beauport Princess.  

Dance, dine and cruise historic Gloucester Harbor with 5-time Grammy nominees Roomful of Blues aboard the Beauport Princes Cruise Ship. Your ticket includes the concert PLUS a Gloucester Harbor Cruise and Party Buffet featuring their world famous Lobster Rolls! A full cash bar is available aboard the cruise ship.

GET YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW — There are only about 50 tickets left.  Don’t wait!

B.B. King Was a Beacon

Eric Clapton called B. B. King a beacon in his very personal Facebook tribute this morning.  See the Rolling Stone article about that here.

Clapton also recommended that anyone not familiar with B. B. King’s work get his “Live at the Regal” album (get it on Amazon here).  Here’s a live video of Sweet Little Angle.  Not sure this video was recorded at the Regal, but it looks like it’s about the same time period.

Thank you B. B. King for your inspiration, your dedication and your love of music.  It has changed us all!

Below is the best tribute I’ve read today.  Our friend Victor Wainwright posted it on his Facbook Page this morning.

“To BB’s guitar, Lucille; I would just like you to know how thankful we all are for taking care of our loving mentor, Mr. BB King for all of these years. Night after night BB told us stories of you, and how you were always there through thick and thin. He said you were loving and loyal and never talked back… that you even saved his life. Then night after night we would hear YOU sing, for BB, and also for us… and HOW you sang!!!…. so beautifully, so clear, and with so much soul. When I think of all the audiences you’ve been held in front of, all the lights you’ve shined under, and all of hearts you’ve filed with hope and happiness, I am overwhelmed with awe and inspiration. Thank you for giving my mentor’s hands a place to rest, a place to play, and a place to call home. We will always love you Lucille. Thank you for taking care of our friend, of whom we will miss….. so very, very much. God Bless You. RIP, BB KING.”

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