You probably know this as one of Mae West’s most famous quotes and on Friday, she’ll be proven right once again. Just like our Solstice benefit at Gloucester’s UU Meetinghouse, this Friday, when 3rian King, Chelsea Berry, Renee Dupuis and others come together for a fresh take on The Beatles, we’ll have so much talent on stage that you could honestly complain it’s too much of a good thing. But you won’t complain, will you? Nope. You’ll thank your lucky stars that you live in a town so full of talent that you can enjoy top quality entertainment all year long! Or, you’ll kick yourself for not getting tickets and missing the show. Which one will it be? Get tickets here.
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Some of you may remember the last time I added visuals to a radio ad and made a video. Well I’ve done it again for our UU Meetinghouse benefit next Friday, April 25 featuring local stars 3rian King, Chelsea Berry, Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza and Dennis Monagle with Boston-based Meff and Brendan Burns, all of whom “come together” as The Number Nines for a fresh take on The Beatles.
CREDITS: Music by The Number Nines; radio ad produced by Jay Foss of Northshore 104.9; most of the photos by Louise Welch & Philip Doyle; the Number Nines logo by 3rian King. Poster design by Vickie Van Ness.
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 agreed. (Kids went to bed earlier in those days.)
It was a thrill! Most everybody on my block was already a Beatles fan and the next day, we were utterly devoted. We all started saving up for the next record. Being the 5oth anniversary of what CBS billed as “The Night That Changed America”, you’ve also probably seen lots of Beatles tribute bands playing around. Next Friday (April 25), Top area musicians come together (yes, pun intended) to help raise money for Gloucester’s UU Meetinghouse as The Number Nines — but this is no tribute band. Rather, it’s three top Gloucester singer/songwriters: 3rian King, Chelsea Berry and Renée Dupuis, joined by Boston‐based multi‐instrumentalist Meff and guitarist Brendan Burns with Gloucester’s favorite rhythm section: Dennis Monagle and Joe Cardoza. They’ll perform their own originals plus fresh takes on The Beatles, like this soulful interpretation of “I Want To Hold Your Hand” featuring Chelsea Berry on vocals:
So, we can all agree that The Beatles are the greatest rock band ever, right? “Not so fast,” quips Vickie. “What about Jimi Hendrix?”
“What about him?” I reply.
“You’re always saying he’s the greatest rock guitar player, who ever lived.”
“Well, of course he is.” [Here’s one of my Hendrix favorites]
“So how can The Beatles be the best rock band ever?”
“Oh come on. I can’t choose between The Beatles and Hendrix!”
So the next night, April 26, our friend Jon Butcher is bringing his powerful new show, The Jon Butcher Axis: Celebrating the Music of Jimi Hendrix to the Larcom Theatre for their Boston area debut. Check out Jon’s version of another one of my favorite Hendrix tunes:
I’ll be at both. You can be too. You don’t have to choose.
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 5th with Boston singer/songwriter Danielle Miraglia. This will be an excellent show!
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 of those jolting seasons when Mother Nature forgets about spring and jumps into summer without warning?
That’s what seems to happen in Gloucester’s music scene. Before you know it your choices for live music double, but don’t worry. We’ll continue to help you sort it all out with Cape Ann’s only complete live music listing here.
If you think about it, there really are two kinds of music venues: restaurants/clubs and what musicians call “listening venues”. (That is, until the weather gets nice enough to add a third: boats with music cruises.) For now, suffice it to say that we’re extremely lucky to live in an area with an abundance of good restaurants and clubs who offer live music for free because they’re able to make a living on the food and drink they serve.
Chelsea Berry wrote an excellent song about this very issue:
And now there’s even a facebook page dedicated to promoting listening venues in MA. See it here.
Free from the distractions of TV, clanging silver & dishware, people talking, wait staff running around and kitchen noise, the concert milieu connects you with the artist through an intimate, intense bond that’s simply impossible to maintain in a restaurant or bar. And when you’re on stage you can feel that energy, soak it in and give back something more powerful that seems to arise spontaneously out of the ether.
Luckily, we live in an area with several excellent listening venues. Good coffee houses: Old Sloop in Rockport. One World in Essex and Crosswinds in Gloucester. Cape Ann’s crown jewel, the Shalin Liu performance Center and the Larcom Theatre down the road in Beverly.
With your help, Gloucester’s iconic UU Meetinghouse is working to restore their balcony so it can become another major listening venue and we’re helping them by presenting concerts in the church to raise money for that effort. Cape Ann Winter Solstice started this project off by packing the house on December 21. We’re doing it again on April 25 with The Number Nines featuring top Cape Ann talent 3rian King, Chelsea Berry, Renee Dupuis and Dennis Monagle together with Boston stars Meff and Brendan Burns. If you want to be sure to get a seat, you probably shouldn’t wait until the last minute to buy your tickets. Get them now here:
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, April 5th with Boston singer/songwriter Danielle Miraglia. This will be an excellent show!
In celebration of Megan’s return, we’re reprising her show on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes this week starting tomorrow (WED) at 6:30 and again on Friday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 6pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. Here’s a taste of that show:
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, including Chelsea Berry, Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza & Dennis Monagle, plus Brendan Burns & Meff from Boston (together known as The Number Nines) and we’re presenting this extravaganza at Gloucester’s UU Meetinghouse on Friday April 25th at 8PM. Just like the Cape Ann Solstice Concert, this show will support the Meetinghouse Restoration Project. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of the show and went on sale TODAY. Get them at the UU Church Office at 10 Church St, at The Liquor Locker on Main & Rogers or on-line here. Our Solstice show was full and seating is limited so don’t wait. Get your tickets TODAY!
Recent events should make it fairly clear that the war on drugs is a dismal failure. Debate rages (as it should) about what might work and today it seems fitting to look at how creative people help in profound and very personal ways.
Now, you might assume that creative people tend to be more susceptible to addiction than the rest of us — think Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Philip Seymour Hoffman … the list goes on. But creative people may also offer the best solution to the problem by expressing their personal experiences through their art in a way that touches us deeply and gives those of us who might fall into addiction something to hold on to.
One of my favorite young artists, Tristen, who’s appearing at Brighton Music Hall tonight with Jeremy Messersmith, has a wonderful song with a catchy tune and simple, profound lyrics that express, through pop music bliss, her resolve not to feed her friend’s habit while continuing to love and care for him — Here’s the chorus.
I will never falter, I will never fear
For I’ve seen the demons love can conquer disappear
Watch her video
Closer to home, local rising star, Chelsea Berry’s song You Me and Mary shows us how drugs can ruin a relationship. Listen here:
Oliver Stone, in his cautionary movie The Doors, demonstrates how drugs and excess killed one of rock music’s most creative geniuses. This is the best anti-drug experience you could ever give your kids. Make them sit through the whole thing before they’re 12.
If recent events aren’t enough to convince you the war on drugs is folly, watch Steven Soderbergh’s brilliant film Traffic. As Roger Ebert says in his 4-star praise of this extraordinarily creative film, “This war is not winnable on the present terms, and takes a greater toll in human lives than the drugs themselves.” Watch this trailer:
The band is sounding unbelievably good!! Number Nines is a super power group. A dreamy soulful psychedelic soup of sexy greatness!
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Christmas by the Sea, presented by The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s Manchester Division, kicks off this evening in downtown Manchester. There’s something for everyone as the town rings in the holiday season.
Thursday, December 5th from 5 to 8pm The Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party and Lucky Nines Raffle will take place in the newly-renovated Seaside Cycle at 23 Elm Street. All are welcome to drop by and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The annual Luck Nines Raffle will take place at approximately 6:30pm. There are a maximum of 150 tickets sold and they are $25 each and the grand prize winner will go home with $1,000. There are over 20 other prizes donated by local merchants, so your odds of winning are great!
To secure your ticket, contact Chris Langathianos at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 617-694-6892.
Friday, December 6th from 4 to 9pm Shop Manchester Night’s annual passport event! Visit local Manchester merchants and have your passport stamped just for visiting the shop – no purchase necessary. All completed passports turned in at The Landing at 7 Central by 9pm will be entered to win an iPad Mini (18+) or a freestyle BMX Bike (under 18). The drawing will take place at 9:30pm in the pub at The Landing at 7 Central. Additionally everyone who completes the passport will receive a complimentary beer or wine at The Landing and will receive an envelope containing valuable gift certificates and coupons from town merchants.
Saturday, December 7th at 1pm Santa Claus arrives by boat in Manchester Harbor. Families are encourage to meet Santa at Masconomo Park and take part in the Jingle Bell walk escorting Santa up to Singing Beach and back to the Manchester Community Center where kids of all ages will get to meet Santa!
Saturday, December 7th at 10am to 6pm Shop Manchester Night’s annual passport event has added a second day! Like Friday night’s event, participants can visit local Manchester merchants and have their passport stamped just for visiting the shop – no purchase necessary. All completed passports turned in at The Landing at 7 Central by 6pm will be entered to win an iPad Mini (18+) or a freestyle BMX Bike (under 18). The drawing will take place at 6:30pm in the pub at The Landing at 7 Central. Additionally everyone who completes the passport will receive a complimentary beer or wine at The Landing and will receive an envelope containing valuable gift certificates and coupons from town merchants.
Sunday, December 8th at 3:30pm The First Parish Church hosts the annual Christmas Concert and Friendship Tree lighting festivities. Tree lighting takes place at approximately 4:40pm.
More Music in Manchester by The Sea
Saturday, December 7th from 9pm to midnight Connecticut’s Brian Jarvis performs at The Landing at 7 Central’s Christmas by the Sea party. Guests may bring a toy drive donation that will benefit Gloucester’s Pathways for Children.
Sunday, December 8th at 6pm Single Tree Music and the Historic Manchester Trust present “Holidays & Wintertide: An Evening with Chelsea Berry and Friends” featuring holiday music by Chelsea Berry, Renée Dupuis, Joe Cardoza, and John Rockwell. The concert takes place at the historic Crowell Chapel on Rosedale Avenue in Manchester. Saturday night’s show sold out, but tickets still remain for this encore performance following the tree lighting on Town Hall Common.
Tickets are available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/523577
Thursday December 5th the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold a Christmas Part at Seaside Cycles, 23 Elm Street, Manchester. Raffles, door prizes and more! All are welcome!
Friday December 6 – Shop Manchester will take place from 4:00 until 9:00 pm. Collect stamps in your holiday passbook as you visit any of the merchants and win a valuable gift pack from local businesses. Plus you will have a chance to win a new Apple iPad or new BMX bicycle. Details at the merchant shops.
Christmas by the Sea Childcare Service So the parents can shop with ease and without young ones seeing anything too early, Childcare Services will be available between 5:30 and 8:30 pm at the Manchester Public Library. A minimum donation of $10.00 with a family maximum of $30.00 for the evening. Green Team will entertain the children with arts & crafts/games/movie and light refreshments. Proceeds to support the programming offered by the Manchester Community Center and to support the efforts of the Manchester Essex Green Team. Manchester Public Library 15 Union Street, Manchester.
Saturday December 7th Shop Manchester continues all day with the chance to win the prizes already mentioned and see all the special ideas and gifts the Shops of Manchester have to offer this Christmas.
Santa Claus Comes to Manchester! The Annual Jingle Bell walk will start at 1:00 PM when Santa arrives by boat at Masconomo Park. Santa will lead the children on a walk to Singing Beach followed by an open house at the Community Center from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. See the petting zoo, a craft activity, face painting, entertainment with Mrs. Claus and refreshments. Santa will be available for the children to meet and have a their picture taken with Santa.
Holidays and Wintertide II: An Evening with Chelsea Berry & Friends ~ 7:00 PM Single Tree Music and the Historic Manchester Trust present a special Holiday concert performance featuring Chelsea Berry, Joe Cardoze, Renee Dupuis and John Rockwell. The Crowell Chapel, 4 Rosedale Avenue. Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com
Sunday December 8th Santa’s tour of Manchester starts at 12;00 and will go until about 2:30 PM. Santa will be start at the Fire Station and be driven around on a fire truck throwing Animal Crackers to the children as he tours the Town. Families are also encouraged to visit Santa at the Fire Station at 11:45 AM prior to his leaving on the tour.
A Christmas Concert will be held at the First Parish Church from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. The concert will feature the Manchester-Essex School Band, Soundwaves, the High School Chorus, Memorial School Chorus and La Petite Choral.
4:30 PM Lighting of the Friendship Tree and the Festival of Trees, the official start of the Christmas season following the concert at the First Parish Church on Town Hall Common
A busy weekend in Manchester!
I love to procrastinate. One of my Grandfather’s favorite sayings (he had lots of them) is “Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow, ’cause you might not have to do it.”
It used to be that if you wanted to see live music in Gloucester and Cape Ann, you could decide at the last minute, stroll down to the venue just before showtime, get your tickets at the door, mosey on in and find a good seat.
Those days are gone. Oops, did you want to see Chelsea Berry & Friends at Crowell Chapel on Dec 7 or Cape Ann Big Band’s Shalin Liu matinee on Dec 8? Too bad. They’re sold out. The good news is that Chelsea & Friends added a new show on Dec 8 and there are still a few tickets for Cape Ann Big Band at 7pm.
More good news : we added a Sunday Matinee on Dec 15 for our Henri Smith Christmas show at The Larcom Theatre in Beverly, so you can still get good seats. And there are still a few seats left to some of the Shalin Liu shows we told you about in this post. But these won’t last long, so don’t think you’ve got much time to decide.
I think we can probably all agree that having a thriving music scene in Gloucester and Cape Ann is a good thing for all of us — even if it means we miss a few shows because we don’t pay attention to posts like this one that tell us to save the date.
“Wintertide” An Evening With Chelsea Berry & Friends. First show Saturday December 7, 8:00 O’Clock sold out. Second show Added! Sunday, December 8 @ 6:00 O’Clock
With just a couple of tickets left, and requests for an additional show for those with holiday parties and other commitments on Saturday, we have decided to add a show on SUNDAY at 6pm following the holiday tree lighting on Manchester’s Town Hall Common! Tickets will be available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ by tomorrow morning!
Just a few weeks away from Holidays & Wintertide II. With Chelsea Berry, John Rockwell, Renee Dupuis and Joe Cardoza.
Get your tickets today at brownpapertickets.com. Last year’s performance sold out a couple of weeks before the show.
Singer Songwriter Shuffle starts up again tonight at Giuseppe’s featuring some of Gloucester’s best performers
|7:00 pm ALLEN ESTES|
|7:00 pm T MAX|
|8:00 pm WILLIE ALEXANDER|
|8:00 pm NICK CONSONE|
|9:00 pm GLENN FRENCH|
|9:00 pm INGE BERGE|
|9:00 pm CHELSEA BERRY|
Wow, what a lineup!
TONIGHT, Wednesday, July 24, 2013
|6:00 pm CHELSEA BERRY
Reschedule Summer Concert
Beach Street, Manchester, MA 01944
|7:00 pm JOHN ROCKWELL folk folk-rock country
3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
|7:00 pm MIKE O’CONNELL BAND
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
|8:00 pm FLY AMERO
dinner w/ Fly
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA
|9:00 pm CRAZY JAY
65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
|9:00 pm THE BANDIT KINGS
with Dennis Monagle
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Due to anticipated rain/thunderstorms; tonight’s Music in Masconomo Park Concert featuring Chelsea Barry has been postponed until tomorrow (Wednesday, July 24th.)
The Concert is being sponsored by the Manchester Community Center who unfortunately will NOT be able to provide food at tomorrow’s makeup concert.
See you all at Masconomo Park tomorrow night