Category Archives: Go See

The Artist’s Cocktail with Henry Allen & The New Swingset 9:30pm Jalapenos 5.28.2016

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Excited to welcome Noah Harrington, Derek Dupuis, & Shane Dähler to The New Swingset! Join us!

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SELL OUT WARNING: Roomful of Blues Cruise this SUNDAY

When I lived for a while in the mountains near Woodstock, NY, people there used to say, “We have three seasons: July, August and Winter.”  This spring might make you wonder if the same is true here in Gloucester.  It’s not.  Nice weather is around the corner and it starts this weekend when we celebrate Memorial Day and call it the beginning of summer (even though astronomically, summer isn’t for another 4 weeks).  So … good riddance oh nasty spring — IT’S TIME TO PARTY!

But here’s the thing: even if our capricious New England weather decides not to cooperate, which we all know is possible, you can still party in supreme comfort aboard The Beauport Prince Cruise Ship on Memorial Day Sunday with 5-time Grammy nominees Roomful of Blues!  That’s because the Beauport Princess is a Cruise Ship (not a whale watch boat) sporting 2 climate-controlled indoor decks with dance floors PLUS an open-air top deck — and there’s a full bar on every deck.  For this cruise, we have theatre seating on the first deck, tables on the 2nd deck and couches on the top deck — because Mother Nature could be nice to us after all!  Tickets are only $35 in advance ($45 at the dock if there are any left — this cruise has sold out the last 2 years).  It’s the best Memorial Day bargain you’ll find so get tickets right now RIGHT HERE!

Tomorrow (SAT) Miranda Russell Performs the Last Show at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre before it Closes

Miranda Russell and her band play a wide variety of repertoire from jazz to folk-rock invasion to contemporary gems. Critics routinely praise Miranda for her dynamic vocal range and unique treatments of celebrated songwriters such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, as well as standards from the American Songbook.  You will also hear at least one song from one of Miranda’s favorite artists: Prince.

Tickets are still left.  Best available seats are in the balcony.  Get Them Here.

The Band:
David Sparr – keyboards
Justin Piper – guitars
Joe Kessler – fiddle and mandolin
Dave Landoni – acoustic upright bass & bass guitar
Leo Ciaramitaro – drums

Special Guests:
Folk Singer Daisy Nell
Singer Cecelia Russell
A professional opera singer
Trumpeter Tom Palance

Note about the Larcom Theatre : The owners of the Larcom Theatre have put it up for sale. We are working to preserve this historic treasure as a performing arts venue rather than see it go condo. If you would like to help us in this endeavor, please call Vickie or Peter at 978.525.9093 or contact us here.

A-Train Orchestra Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line…come on and have a swingin good time! 8:30pm 5.19.2016

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Nobody has to cross the bridge this week as I ask several Rockportoricans to carefully drive home drunk after an emancipating evening of heavenly swinging back door blues. I’m talking the genetically altered father and son duo of Rikki and Alec Razdan  and their severely dyspeptic  rhythm section including master cocktail drummer David “Doc” Vincent, who specializes in bopping on tables , chairs and beer bottles (and empties a few, too) and the redoubtable  Mr. Dan Whelan, on catarrh, who can wheeze his way through any style.

 

 

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I gotta keep up with these guys, so an emergency vehicle will be on standby for most of the night, before they, too, drive home with one eye closed, like I do. Please don’t listen to me,I may be kidding. Then again….

 

 

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

Get Ready for Cape Ann Symphony’s Season Finale with this Mesmerizing Look at Brahms

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Can you imagine a more spectacular climax to the Cape Ann Symphony‘s most spectacular season?  On Saturday (5/21) you can join Yoichi Udagawa and the top classical players on Boston’s North Shore for a stellar evening of music.  This kind of concert doesn’t come along very often.  Believe it or not, there are still tickets available for this Grand Finale. Get Tickets Here.

Watch this mesmerizing video to get you in the mood . . .

 

We’re not always right but we’re right about this

Once in a while we pick a winner.  This is one of those times … trust me.  Ruby Rose Fox will be a major Rock Star in the not-too-distant future.

We’ve presented Ruby Rose Fox on stage twice: Opening for Martha Davis + The Motels last April at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre (where Sheila Roberts Orlando took the photo at right) and in a co-bill with Jesse Dee at The Cabot last July (see this review).

In addition to being one of the best singers and songwriters we’ve encountered over the past dozen or so years, Ruby produces extraordinary videos (see them here).

Today she premieres a double feature.  That’s right, folks … 2 videos at once.  See a review by Infectious Magazine here.  Better yet, watch and enjoy, below (top volume and full screen recommended).  You can see Ruby at Katrina’s on June 18th with Gloucester’s own Inge Berge opening (another one of our favorite singer/songwriters/video producers — see some of Inge’s videos here and listen an excellent Inge Berge song below).

Art Garfunkel & Savoy Brown — Right Down the Road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre This Weekend

Tickets are still available to both Larcom Theatre concerts this weekend featuring two legendary performers:

Tomorrow (SAT) at 8pm, British Blues Pioneer Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown celebrate 50 years and more than 5,000 rockin’ shows from the Royal Albert Hall to Carnegie Hall to the Fillmore East and West and now Beverly’s Larcom Theatre!  In this interview, Kim Simmonds tells Blake Maddux of the Beverly Citizen, “I’m bringing a guest vocalist in for a few songs. It will be a quite different show that people might never see again.”  GET TICKETS HERE.  Savoy Brown’s “Tell Mama” was featured on HBO’s hit series Vinyl.

Then on Sunday at 6pm you can experience the magic of an intimate evening with one of popular music’s most revered icons, Art Garfunkel, who brings his astounding performance to the gorgeous, acoustically stellar Larcom Theatre.  There are still a few tickets left, with the best available seats being in the Balcony (remember the last row of the Larcom’s balcony is only 60 feet from the stage).  GET THEM HERE.

Ringo Tarr Productions, LLC is proud to announce Gloucester’s first annual Gloucester Country Fest.

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Join us as Cassadee Pope takes the stage, along with the Houston Bernard Band and the Southern City Band.  Bring a blanket and enjoy some sun and ocean views along with good food and cold beer.  
The show will take place on July 30, 2016 at Stage Fort Park, located at 24 Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA.  Gates will open at 11:00am and the show will begin at 12:00pm.  All tickets are general admission and will go on sale May 13, 2016.  Tickets may be purchased in advance for $30.00 or at the gate for $35.00.  For more information on the event, including ticket sales and parking information, visit http://www.gloucestercountryfest.com. The show will run from 12:00-5:30. We will be publishing the schedule of artists next week

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Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight with Brian Templeton @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 5.12.2016 It’s gonna be a another good one!

 

 

 

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Everybody’s been bugging me: when you gonna bring back that fabulous guy: Mr. Brian Templeton. Well, here he is. Brian never fails to amaze me with his great tunes and urgent vocals. Plays guitar and harp, too. brian templeton wm rl

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Not only that, but he’s dragging in the ferocious Mr. Billy Loosigian and the Norden Bombsight of the drums: Mr. David Mattacks. I’m gonna stand there with my wooden chair and bullwhip and try to keep these cats on the earth. Rhumb Line Thursday 8:30 to 11:30.

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Tonight’s special guest: Allen Estes 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 5.11.2016

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line
Dinner Specials each week!

Wednesday, May 11th – 7pm
Musical Guest: ALLEN ESTES!

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Once again, it’s Gloucester’s finest songwriter, the amazing
Allen Estes. I am honored to have him as guest… and
friend! ~ 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!
Upcoming…
J.B. Amero

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Marina Evans

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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/

Looking forward……to seeing you there:-)

Miranda Russell on 104.9FM w/ Dana & Mugs Tomorrow (5/11) at 8:30AM

Miranda Russell in front of The Larcom Theatre

If you live in Gloucester, you most likely listen to North Shore 104.9 FM radio for local news, happenings, Red Sox games, classic rock and the best local morning show on radio, hosted by Dana Hersey & Kevin McGonagle (Mugs) who lives in Gloucester.

Tomorrow morning (5/11) at about 8:30 local vocalist Miranda Russell will be their guest.

Miranda will give a little preview of her concert next Saturday, May 21 (right down the road at The Larcom Theatre, Beverly’s most intimate, acoustically stellar listening room) and perhaps a bit about what to look for this season at Russell Orchards (her farm in Ipswich) and probably a surprise or two.

Dana & Mugs are always entertaining — and when they’re joined by a world-class entertainer it’s even more fun.  Check them out!

Here’s a taste of what you can expect from Miranda at her concert on May 21. Tickets (starting at only $19.00) are still available, but they’re selling fast.  The best seats are in the balcony.  Get them here.

BREAKING NEWS: 2nd Annual Gloucester Harvest Music Festival Tickets On Sale NOW

Here we go again!  The Addison Gilbert Citizens Fund presents their 2nd Annual Gloucester Harvest Music Festival on September 17th at I4-C2.  Tickets went on sale today (get them here).

This year’s lineup includes:

Nadia Robertson
Henry Allen & the New Swingset
Allen Estes
Back Eddy
Zili Misik
Liz Frame and the Kickers
Zepparella
Danielia Cotton

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Check them out here.

Mark your calendar for a gorgeous day of music, food, wine, spirits and fun on the water in America’s Original Seaport.

 

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Orville Giddings Joins Fly tonight 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 5.4.2016

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Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line – 7pm
This week’s Dinner Special…
Fresh Baked Haddock – $13.95

Wednesday, May 4th – 7pm
Musical Guest: ORVILLE GIDDINGS!

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Last time Orville Giddings was on for a Wednesday? You gotta
go way back to last fall. Too long to wait, my opinion. We got him
this week, and… it’s sure to be a total blast. See you 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!
Next week…
5/11 – Allen Estes

Upcoming…
J.B. Amero

Marina Evans

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

Introducing the First Annual EBB & FOLK! On Saturday, July 23rd under the event tent at Cape Ann Marina (Mile Marker One)

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On Saturday, July 23rd, the most recognized names in New England Folk and Americana music share the stage on Gloucester’s historic waterfront for the first annual EBB & FOLK.

2016 Grammy Award winner for best country song, Lori McKenna, headlines an extraordinary day of music featuring Chris Trapper, Mark Erelli, Chad Perrone, Amy Fairchild, Brian Jarvis, Fozzie Hill and Allen Estes.
This all-day, musical extravaganza takes place under the event tent at Cape Ann Marina (Mile Marker One) on the banks of the Annisquam River just feet from historic Gloucester Harbor. In addition to a full day of live music, the the event will feature Cape Ann artisans and merchants presenting the best that the area has to offer.

Tickets are available now!  click here > http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2543337
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The Crossing Sat, Apr 30 @ 6:00 PM Orthodox Congregational Church, 1120 Washington St., Lanesville (Gloucester), MA

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listen here > http://www.grrrrecords.com/crossing-mp3s

The Crossing is a Celtic folk group that utilizes fiddle, cello, flute, whistles, guitars, bodhrans (frame drums), harp and bagpipes to bring alive the essential jigs and reels. Their original songs carry on the centuries-old tradition of good storytelling found in the celtic lands. Add their rich harmonizing vocals, and the result is captivating and energizing. The Crossing has been entertaining audiences since 1984, playing concert halls, pubs, gatherings, churches, Irish fairs and festivals. Their latest album, Baile (Home), exemplifies their traditional foundation with themes of faith, hope, love and truth.
The Crossing will perform at the Orthodox Congregational Church in Lanesville, MA (1120 Washington Street) at 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 30. Admission will be free of charge and a free will donation will be taken. For more information, call 978.283.2345

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