Category Archives: Go See

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL Dogtown Common: Never Try, Never Win ~ Starts today 7pm 4.1.2016

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April 1, 2016
7 PM

The Folklore Theatre Company
169 Main St, Gloucester, MA

Tickets Available


Former fisherman Abraham Wharf, now homeless, struggles with heroin addiction. It is midwinter, and he has set up his cardboard bed beneath the Babson “Never Try, Never Win” boulder in Gloucester’s long-abandoned settlement known as “Dogtown.” As he enters a drug-induced euphoric state, he edges ever closer to overdose and hypothermia. Two ghostly children appear through the trees, reaching out to Abraham. Unsure, Wharf decides to take their hands, allowing them to guide him deeper into the woods, and eventually into 1800 Dogtown Common and the home of Easter Carter. Here in her home, the only two-story house in the Commons, colorful residents of the Commons have gathered for warmth, for food, for community. Each character represents something within Wharf that leads him on an introspective journey of spirit survival. Three witches serve as a sort of Greek chorus, reminiscent of the three crones of mythology and Shakespeare’s Macbeth… here, they are the hissing voices of addiction: Dysphoria, Despair, and Redemption.
This groundbreaking inter-generational piece (actors ages 7-80) will raise the question: “What killed a 200 year-old community?” in a way that challenges us to avoid ever letting it happen again in Gloucester & Cape Ann.
Issues that are still universal hot topics today: ignorance, addiction, mental health, sexism, ageism, gossip, gender, homelessness, hunger, poverty and classism are all touched upon in this show.
Programs like The Open Door, Action Inc., The Grace Center, Wellspring, and Gloucester’s new Angel Program are all examples of how a community, through education understanding, and innovation can find healing and sustainability in ways that simply did not exist two hundred years ago. Indeed, if we knew then what we know now, and if these great organizations had existed in that time, Dogtown Commons might still be a thriving community today.
Each of the three production weeks, 10% of box office proceeds will benefit Gloucester’s newest community support organization, The Angel Program. Suggested donation $10-$30, as always, no one is turned away. Consider this show rated PG-13 due to mature theme.

Season tickets now available, just $15/mo!

Community Organization

(978) 704-1269

Andrew Clark joins the Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 3.31.2016

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This Thursday we offer significant symptom relief with the infusion of that Tootin’ Torquemada of the Tenor: Mr. Andrew Clark. Just back from an awesome Third Reiki Massage and gentle Acubeating session, I guarantee you he is limber and smood as greek Yohgurt. I just love his high energy and stylish hats. Loves to get the crowd dancin’. Might have a concussion, too.

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Completing the circuit will be the lugubrious Mr. Jack Ward, on catarrh and vocalese, and the big Papi of Beverly, Mr. Andrew Jones, on jumper cables. This is never to be missed. See ya then!



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


Larcom Theatre audience member plays Jim Babjak’s guitar last April when The Smithereens played to a pack Larcom Theatre in Beverly.

You may have heard that 80s power-pop hitmakers, The Smithereens, are coming back to the Larcom Theatre (right down the road in Beverly) this Saturday 4/2 and they’re bringing award-winning keyboardist Andy Burton, of John Mayer’s band and HBO’s hit series Vinyl — these guys are LOTS of FUN!

You can’t buy a back-stage meet & greet with the band, but you can WIN it — and because you are an FOB, you’ve got the first chance to enter.

Just go here, enter your name, email & phone and type SMITHEREENS where it asks for the contest name.  Winners will be selected Friday 4/1 at 5pm and contacted via email.

YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO WIN.  If you don’t already tickets, get them here!



Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s musical guest: J.B. Amero 7pm 3.30.2016



Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line – 7pm
Great dinner specials every week!

Wednesday, March 30th – 7pm
Musical Guest: J.B.!


The one and the very only… brother J.B. Amero joins us this
week. Nuff said! Be there! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
John Rockwell

Charlee Bianchini

Inge Berge

Looking forward……to seeing you there:-)

East Gloucester Elementary School Presents William Shakespeare’s The Tempest!

There are four shows:

Friday, April 1st at 7:00p

Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00a
Saturday, April 2nd at 7:00p
Monday, April 4th at 6:00p
These shows always sell out, so get your tickets now!  Contact for info.
Martin Del Vecchio


We just put tickets on sale to the public for our Roomful of Blues Cruise on Sunday, May 29 aboard the Beauport Princess Cruise Ship and they’re already selling fast.

Last year every one of our concert cruises sold out and it looks like this one will too.  Please don’t wait … and then call asking us to break Coast Guard rules to let you on board a full ship.

GET YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOWWe hate saying “No” to people we know on concert day!

What? You’ve never been aboard the Beauport Princesss Cruise ship?  Well you’re in for a treat: The ship has 2 fully-enclosed decks with dance floors plus an open-air top deck.

We offer theatre seating on the first deck, tables on the second deck and couches on the top deck.  Your ticket includes complementary light snacks, plus there are three full-service cash bars with beer, wine and top-shelf liquor.

Can you imagine a better way to kick off summer than partying with 5-time Grammy nominated national touring stars while cruising historic, gorgeous Gloucester Harbor!  Here’s a taste of how much fun we had last year:

Julie Rhodes Band this Friday @ Katrina’s April 1st 9pm This is no joke!

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Listen to Julie Rhodes on Beale Street Caravan while on tour…see what they have to say. I have had the opportunity to see Julie a few times and thank a good friend and music lover for turning me on to her last year. Powerful, gripping and full of songs one can certainly relate to.  Julie’s brand new and first CD “Bound To Meet The Devil” is one of the best records I own and that says a lot. This live recording just blew me away. Have a listen and hope to see you at Katrina’s this Friday.




BREAKING NEWS: Award-winning keyboardist ANDY BURTON, of John Mayer’s Band & HBO’s VINYL to join THE SMITHEREENS on APRIL 2 in Beverly

This just in from the band’s road manager.  One of today’s top touring keyboard players will join THE SMITHEREENS when they bring their high energy power pop show right down the road to Beverly’s Larcom Theatre next Saturday, April 2nd.

While on break from John Mayer‘s tour, Andy Burton will bring his tremendous talent and energy to the stage when The Smithereens make their triumphant return to Beverly’s most intimate, acoustically stellar listening venue after last year’s rockin’ show that packed the house.

Good seats are still left, the best available seats being in the balcony – GET THEM HERE.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect from Andy Burton with The Smithererens:

Willie “Loco” Alexander Tonight @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm The Rhumb Line 3.24.2016

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Just in time for Easter I’m bringin’ in the man in the biohazard leisure suit: Mr. Willie Alexander. A fixture in the music world, actually a light fixture or streetlamp of Rocque and Role and all things musical, willie ill blind you to your evil ways as he get’s the band to channel The Fat Man, L’il Richard, et al. It’s always a pleasure.


He’ll be bringing along his long-time bug zapping glitarist, Mr. Billy Loosigian and helpful digestive aid, Mr. Steevee Chaggaris,whopping those jungle drums. I’m gonna sing some Irving Berlin! Bite me!

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

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest: Bradley Royds 7-10pm 3.23.2016



Great dinner specials every week!

Wednesday, March 23rd – 7pm
Musical Guest: BRADLEY ROYDS!

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Pictured here with good friend Dick Clark, he shows us he’s
visited a few places and done a few things during his brief
time here on Earth. One of the clearest, purest voices you’ll
ever hope to hear, delivering intelligent, passionate original
material flawlessly… every time. Meet Bradley Royds! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!

J.B. Amero

Charlee Bianchini

Looking forward……to seeing you there:-)

TONIGHT Brooks Williams & Jeremy Lyons at Old Sloop!


Check out these videos:

And here’s a video of Jeremy Lyons playing and singing the Mark Sandman parts at a concert we produced at T.T. The Bears to benefit the Mark Sandman Project in 2009.  You can see Jeremy at 4:40.

Muddy Ruckus returns to Gloucester tonight @ The Cape Ann Brewing Company 8pm 3.18.2016

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I am so very excited about this dynamic Americana duo coming back to Gloucester…so wicked good!
have a listen to one of my favorites
check out their website too!

The Folklore Theatre Company & Floating Lotus are proud to present MANTRA Himalayan Fusion Band ~ 7-9pm March 26

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All ages welcome!

The Folklore Theatre Company & Floating Lotus are proud to present MANTRA Himalayan Fusion Band, as part of our World Music Concert Series! Come dance and celebrate our Global Community right in the heart of Gloucester!

MANTRA supports the Napali community and the upcoming new generation who are far away for their native culture. Music is the universal language of all people. This Global Exchange bridges us to the world.

MANTRA Himalayan Fusion Band
Shyam Nepali (Sarangi)
Ranjan Boudathoki (Basuri )
Nandu Shankar (Tabla)
Ujjwal Dhaubadel (Chon jembe)
Salilandra singh mac (Guitar)
Sushil Chetrri (Bass)

Tickets are $12
Advance tickets available at

PODCAST: Malachy McCourt says, “The best way to lose weight this week is to see A Couple of Blaguards. You’ll laugh your arse off!”

Malachy McCourt (L) with his brother Frank

In a very funny interview, earlier this morning, Dana & Mugs welcomed Malachy McCourt to their morning show on North Shore 104.9. Malachy regaled them with stories about growing up in Ireland with his Pulitzer Prize winning brother Frank (author of “Angela’s Ashes”), working on the docks in NY, 50+ years of marriage, meeting the Queen and the play that he and Frank wrote, A Couple of Blaguards, which you can see right down the road at Beverly’s Intimate Larcom Theatre tomorrow (St. Patrick’s Day) at 2pm and 8pm as well as Friday 3/18 at 8pm [GET TICKETS HERE]

Listen to the podcast below and join us tomorrow or Friday for a pint and some good laughs!

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Musical Guests: CHICK & ELLEN! 7-10pm 3.16.2016












Great dinner specials every week!

Wednesday, March 16th – 7pm
Musical Guests: CHICK & ELLEN!

A perfect warm-up for St. Paddy’s! Chick Marston & Ellen
Ford take the stage this week with folk music from around
the world and throughout history. I’ll bet there’ll be a bit of
Irish in there somewhere! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Inge Berge

Fozzie Hill









Looking forward……to seeing you there:-)

Seaport Grille Anniversary Celebration continues tonight with David Brown, Mike O’Connell, Roger Brockelbank and Dave Sag 6-9pm 3.9.2016

seaport grille anniversay celebration


Dave Sag
There’s a big party goin’ on at the Seaport Grille.
It’s Scott Cook Night, celebrating the very first customer of that venerable institution. From 6 to 9 I’ll be slugging it out with David Brown, Mike O’Connell and Roger Brockelbank. It’s gonna be a blast. Afterwards we’ll be shifting our bods to The Glou. House to join with Madhouse to celebrate the life of Kay Ellis, of Lannon fame who passed last week.

Dave Sag’s Blues Party To Host Scott Shetler @ The Rhumb LineTonight! 8:30 to 11:30pm 3.3.2016


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It was so much fun on Scott Shetler’s debut gig here a few months ago, that I couldn’t wait to get him back. So, here he is with his jewel-encrusted saxophone and his gooey vocals, comin’ at you full charge.


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He’s bringing’ along the King of Ashland, Mr. Pete Henderson on glitar and vocals. Also, the defrocked former drummer of Broomful ‘o Blues Mr. Ephraim Lowell. A groovy night for dancing. C U then!


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Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Fozzie Hill & Wolf Ginandes with special guest: David Bown ~ Acoustic Wednesdays @ Katrina’s 7-10pm 3.2.2016

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Tonight we start our Wednesday Night Acoustic Sessions.
We are excited to have two of Cape Ann’s favorites Fozzie Hill, Wolf Ginandes, and special guest guitar extraordinaire David Brown for the debut of this special evening.
Come join us for dinner, drinks and a magical night of music. We recommend reservations for these two favorites of the Cape Ann Music Scene. (978) 515-7817

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