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Garfish this Weekend!

Hey Music Fans,

Garfish is proud to announce their 2010 debut at Elliott’s at the Blackburn, Friday January 29th from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.   Elliott’s is located at the historic landmark which once housed the legendary Blackburn Tavern at 2 Main Street, Gloucester.  Garfish will be performing classic music from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s along with some contemporary songs and newly added classics to their repertoire of material.

For more information, visit www.garfish.net, www.myspace.com/garfishband or  www.elliottsattheblackburn.com.


“She may be the sister of Beck, but Alyssa Suede sounds more like a mix of Jewel and Alanis Morrisette.” – Rock is Life.com

Singer/Songwriter, Alyssa Suede began her music career two years ago under the guidance of her dad, renowned arranger/composer David Campbell. She spent the past year playing clubs in N.Y., Nashville, Los Angeles and Northern California. Her latest performances include the 2009 Sundance festival and this year’s SXSW.

Presented by local promoters Victory Agents and Dan King, Suede will take the stage for one night only at Elliotts in Gloucester.

Comfortable alone on stage, Alyssa moves with ease from guitar to piano to harmonium and has a voice thats been called “-breaking, twangy [with a] musical likeness to Jewel that is often startling.” – Muzikreviews

Meanwhile, her single “Falling from Mars” has already generated a buzz in the film community winning “Best Music Video” at the Memphis 2008 Film Festival and “Best Original Song” at the 2008 Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood. Her EP, “Black and White in Color” was released in October of 2008 and is available on iTunes.

“Suede has chops that show promise in the future.” – L.A. Times

Doors at 7pm
Show promptly at 8pm
$10 at the door

This just added!
MARINA EVANS will be doing an opening set of her best material.
Marina has been making waves around the Cape Ann scene lately bringing even more excitement to this very special show!

GMG Local Music Oct.21 – Oct.25

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Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


Latitude 43

Wednesday 8:30 pm – THE DAN KING ROOTS JAM



Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ the Rhumb Line

“Big fun this thursday as we welcome back slumlord and guitar gunslinger Mr. Billy Loosigian, the scourge of N.H. stripmalls. Y’all remember Billy, or is it Buffalo Bilious, the famous juggler of hot blues lix, ancient rock’n’roll samples and general musical magician, courtesy of Willie Alexander’s Ragtime Band. Billy is one of the most sought-after call guys on the Boston circuit, and we got ‘im, and we’re gonna  blow a fuse. Wear rubber gloves. And, oh, by the way, girls, he’s single! and not even remotely gay! And lives out of town! Get in line! I’m sellin’ tickets!
Blacking him up will be our own Frosty The Snowman, Mr. Forrest Padgett, on Drummbulators, the nicest guy I’ve ever known, and of, course, Greg T. on catarrh, and myselph, on base. We’re gonna romp and stomp till midnite. Honk and sneeze till daylite. You come, too.”



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Latitude 43

October, 24 2009 09:00 PMOLD BROWN SHOE

25 ROGERS ST, GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts 01930 – FREE




Great Gloucester Burger War- Elliotts $12.00

While expensive, you get what you pay for and this burger was OUTSTANDING from top to bottom.  The bun- awesome, the thick bacon- awesome, the brie cheese-awesome, the smoked apple slices-awesome, the burger was cooked to perfection.  It was served with fries that rival the Joey Fries at Passports but they give it a twist with the shaved Parmesan.

GMG Local Music Scedule Sept. 17 – Sept. 20

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Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


From Dave Sag – Thursday Night Blues Party @ the Rhumb Line

This Thursday at the Rumline we  have Mr’ Steve Sadler, he of the searing guitar and monotone joke delivery. Steve’s an old pal of ours from the old days and we’re always glad to see him. You may remember the Barking Sharks, Steve’s last band around these parts before  he took off to see the world. And now he’s back!
Backing him up will be Mr. Greg Dann, drumnist for Secret Cervix and all around nice guy, and, of course, Greg T. and myself. An enjoyable nite!

And don’t forget: all you under-employed folks with time to spare, c’mon  down to the Rose Baker Senior Center next Monday for some swingin’ jazz and dixieland courtesy of the ol’ Salty Jazz Band. I’ll be there. Blast off is at 1 Pm


Live Music at Latitude 43!

Thursday 9:00 pm – HOPE ROAD
LIVE…”RAP/SOUL/FUNK 9-12am in the tavern!



Ned Nugent, Brian Alex & Dave Mattacks

9pm – close



Live Music at Latitude 43!

Friday, September 18, 2009, 9:00 pm – “PHAT MAXX”
THE ULTIMATE COVER BAND…LIVE in the tavern 9-12am.


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Steve Amazeen Band

Friday, September 18

8:30pm – 11:30pm


Rhumb Line

Friday September 18, 2009 – Hydrogen – A Phish tribute band






Live Music at Latitude 43!

Saturday, September 19, 2009, 9:00 pm – “WHAT TIME IS IT MR. FOX?”
ECLECTIC MIX OF SOUL/BLUEGRASS and LOUNGE…featuring BRIAN KING…9-12am in the tavern.


GARFISH – Rockin Elliott’s At the Blackburn – Saturday Sept 19th

Dancing all night allowed! Plus its the last Block Party of the season.



Paula Karahalis

Saturday Sept. 19

9pm – close

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Ned Nugent, Brian Alex & Dave Mattacks

9pm – close

Updated GMG Local Music Schedule June 8-14

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Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


From Dave Sag

Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party and Friday at Elliott’s

We return to the axis mundi this Thursday, as Greg and I welcome back Mr. John Hyde, jazzbo smartypants,and keyboard Xtroirdinaire.
Helping him tie the nuptial knot will also be longtime buddy and stick-thrasher, Mr. Benny Benson, the coolest kat that is what am.
Should be a great nite!
And on Friday nite: It’s the return of the GEEZERS at Elliot’s at the Blackburn. This is a fun unit: Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks, Greg Tower and myself. Four totally disparate guys suffering thru the blood, the boils, the sweat, and the tears to bring you the finest in unhealable rapture! It’s always a pleasure. Do come.


Capt. Carlo’s This Thursday – Mike O’Connell Band

Band is at Capt. Carlo’s, Harbor Loop here in Gloucester This Thursday Night. School Night, but we start early!  8 pm,, So come on down kids for yet another version of The 5 Ringed Circus, Remember that we love you and need your support. Mike


Slingdaddy at Elliott’s at the Blackburn – Gloucester

Good food/drink….nice atmosphere with good music! Come see Slingdaddy this Saturday night at Elliott’s.

Saturday, June 13, 2009
8:30pm – 11:30pm
Elliott’s at the Blackburn
Main Street
Gloucester, MA


“Starring Inge Berge”

Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 9:30pm

The Rhumbline
40 Railroad Ave.
Gloucester, MA

Inge Berge returns for a visit to Cape Ann from Norway and joins an all-star cast including Dan King, Groove drummer Dennis Monagle and Inge’s former bass player Joe Cardoza for a night of Bowie, Beatles, and other Glamorific Rock and Roll classics. Will the Guitar Drill make an appearance?
Creative Dress encouraged!


Open Mic at the Landing

From Will Hunt-

Janice and Will will host their monthly open mic this Sunday, June 14 at the Landing at 7 Central in Manchester. We encourage the shy, the confident,
and everyone in between to bathe us in their brilliance once again as we kick off a summer of fun music! Younger performers are encouraged to come early.I’ll have a small guitar amp; you can play my guitar or Janice’s keyboard, or we can even back you up!
The music starts around 6:30. Hope to see you!!


From John Hyde-

Going back to Glostah!

June 11, Thursday 9:00 to 12:00 RhumbLine
40 Railroad Av, Glostah, Ma My home away from home! Who says you can’t go home again. With Sag, and Greg T and the boys.

June 14, Sunday 12:00 to 3:00 Elliots at the Blackburn
1 Main St, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

My favorite gig with the awesome Miss Sandi B!

Sunday brunch with Sandi B!! http://www.sandibedrosian.com/

June 15, Monday 7:00 to 10:00
Capt Carlos
27 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, Ma With Nancy Hildegarde, what more could I possibly say? http://www.captaincarlos.com/

GMG Local Music Schedule May 27 – May 31

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Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


From Dave Sag on the Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party

This Thursday sees the triumphant return of two musical monsters: Keyboard millipede and vogalist xtremondo Mr. Joe Bargar and three-fisted drummber Mr. Joey Scrima. We have’nt seen Joey in awhile, due to a horrible inkjet printer accident and we’re happy to have a copy of him to flail the nite away. Joe, of course has been here more recently. He’s a busy guy and I’m glad to have him back once again. Look out for his gut-wrenching version of the classic “Drown in my own tears” : I’m bringin’ my hanky, and an EMT will be on call for those of you with heart problems. As  for the rest of us, Greg T. and I will be on duty, just tryin’ to keep up.
See you there!






From Barbara and Al Boudreau

Barbara and Al Boudreau Jazz Quartet

Email: boudreaujazz@verizon.net

The Summer is about to begin and with it the usually greatJAZZ AT THE STUDIOsummer jazz concert series.

Thank you all so much for coming to last week’s concert with JON WHEATLEY & RALPH NORRIS. It was a smashing success. The place was packed and the joint was jumpin and we are looking forward to the show this week

May 31, with the Great Ted Casher. So mark your calendars for this wonderful evening of great jazz,fun and frivolity.Get your reservations in early as this is always an exciting evening of “ who knows what” We start at 5pm and go till 9. Hope to see ya’ll there as we miss all your smiling faces.

We will be having another great lineup for the Studio this season. I have a few new players added to the roster this year; Greg Abate will be coming as well as the new young lion; Mike Tucker, two exceptional sax players.

Looking forward to seeing and and goofing-off with you all this upcoming season…….Stay well……….Best,    Barb & AL



(978) 283-4123 or go to the website at:  boudreaujazz.com

GMG Local Music Schedule May 21- May 25

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Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s

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From Dave Sag on the Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party

This Thursday at the Rumline we proudly present Mr. Steve Sadler, raconteur and excellent glitarist and vocalizer. Y’all may remember him from the days of the BARKING SHARKS, local rockabilly-goats and rave-up x-spurts. Backing him up will be Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer, and, of course, Greg T. on catarrh and yours truly on first base.
And Saturday I’m proud to say that I’ll be playing at the First Church of Newbury right on Rt. 1a in Newbury, a short ride from town with an All star lineup of Justin Quinn on harp and vocals, Jon Ross on glitar, Curtis Haynes on keys and Per Hanson on drumps.This is a really good band, and we’ll be cranking out all our hits from Justin’s new CD. Start time is 8 pm. There is home cooking available.
Admission is 10 bux. Get outa town and boogie to the primal beat!
Hope to see you there!

From Steve Carawayof Babylon

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 9:00pm
The Dog Bar
65 Main Street
Gloucester, MA





Prolz reunion Saturday and Sunday at Rhumb Line-
Members of the local music group The Prolz will re-unite for two hotly anticipated shows upstairs this weekend at The Rhumb Line on Gloucester’s Railroad Avenue.

The Prolz features Rockport’s Brian DeFort on electric guitar, Manchester’s Pete Kopelin on drums, Gloucester’s Vincent Briguglio on bass, and Dan King on electric guitar and vocals.

The band was an underground alternative rock band that put out one nationally released album and one independent release in the mid 1990s. Their first album, “Workers Meeting,” was distributed by Rotary Records and produced by Dan King. The indie release, “Instinct,” was produced by Tom Hambridge. Both albums are now available worldwide for digital download on iTunes, Amazon.com and Napster…. For more information, click here.


From Mike O’Connell-
Greetings Folks,, Wanted to let you know that Saturday Night here in Gloucester at Lat 43 we will be Lighting It Up Again,, Back from his vacation in The Bahamas with Spandau Ballet, is Culinary Specialist Cliffy Spencer on B-3 and piano and Complaints,, The Gringo Bobby Vabulas, between Yawns and watching the Flat Screen T.V.,, hopefully will be playing Bass…… Yeah, Drummer/Nervous Breakdown Artist, Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett will be Driving. Gloucester Native & Phony Bologna Jay Aptt will be telling tall ones and playing his fiddle,, I will be making sure that everyone is miserable on stage,, Come down early to see Acoustic Local Legends Kathy “Pal” and Jay Aptt open The Show at 7, Band hits shortly after.
We Love You, and We Need Your Support. Have A Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe we will be graced by The Great Uncle Jeffrey and his new Orange Car & Outfits and Earplugs! Love to all, M O’C
From GMG’s own- Mike Lindberg
Journey tribute group-
A performance called Captured — The Journey Show, featuring a Boston-based Journey tribute band, will be playing Saturday night at The Gloucester House, with tickets priced at $10 and doors set to open for the show at 8 p.m.

From John Hyde
Going back to Glostah!

May 24, Sunday 12:00 to 3:00
Elliots at the Blackburn
1 Main St, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
My favorite gig with the awesome Miss Sandi B!
Sunday brunch with Sandi B!!



Brain Rolland, an accomplished acoustic guitarist and composer will perform “Sunday Morning Live” at the Seaward Inn, Rockport, from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday during the inn’s Breakfast Buffet by the Sea.

A master of fashioning folk, jazz, flamenco, classical and Latin music flavors for acoustic guitar he will play music from his CD “Dreams of Brazil,” which nominated for Best Instrumental Album/Accoustic by New Age Reporter — and “The Tide’s In,” which debuted at No. 3 on the New Age/World/Ambient charts and has been creeping up on the College Radio’s Top 10 World and Jazz charts over recent months.

For more on the artist, check the blog online at http://www.seawardinn.com.

There is no cover charge, but and reservations are encouraged. Please call 978-546-3471.

John Hyde Gigs

May 25, Monday 7:00 to 10:00
Capt Carlos
27 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, Ma With Nancy Hildegarde in her first Capt Carlos gig of the summer!!

More events happening around town

Around Cape Ann
Gail McCarthy (Gloucester Daily Times)

Spring Splash event with Gloucester Stage

The Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the season with a gathering featuring this year’s stars of its stage on Monday, April 6, at Latitude 43 at 7 p.m. Those attending the “Spring Splash” can mingle with actors as Gloucester Stage prepares for its 30th anniversary season.

This one-night only event will feature a special performance by Mary Callanan and accompanist Brian Patton. Callanan will play the role of Lucy van Pelt in the opening musical production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” There also will be an exclusive guest appearance by Karen MacDonald, director of last year’s hit thriller “The Woman In Black.” She will star in the upcoming production of “Last of the Red Hot Lovers!”

For more information, visit http://www.gloucesterstage.org.

Spring concert by Sorellanza

Sorellanza, a Cape Ann women’s chorus directed by Patti Pike, will present a concert of songs filled with hope and light at its spring concert titled “Dreams to wish upon.” The performance includes songs both old and new from near and far in search of that bright morning star that guides travellers. This is the last of three shows. The group will perform on Sunday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Church at 225 Cabot St. in Beverly. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Anne Stevens, 978-281-6417.

“So Sexy so Soon”

Parents and residents are asked to attend a program on Saturday about a topical issue. The program titled “So Sexy so Soon: and What Parents Can Do to Protect their Kids” takes place on April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at O’Maley Middle School Auditorium featuring Professor Diane E. Levin, an expert on the impact of media on youth. The presentation will be followed by questions and discussion, possible local approaches to the issue. The program is appropriate for teens, older youth and adults. There will be limited child care available by reservation. Call 978-281-2477 to pre-register. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by The Cape Ann School Safety Committee, Gloucester Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Partnership, The Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse and The Gloucester Bookstore.

Open house

Marty Morgan will hold her annual spring open house and sale from April 4 to April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Her work has an Asian influence this year as she develops new shino glazes, which range from smoky grays to apricot and rust tones. There is little control over the results of firing this particular glaze. Inspired by reading Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea,” she will donate half of the price of any set of three small cups to the Central Asia Institute, which is building schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She also creates dinnerware and serving pieces in stoneware and porcelain as well as trays, vases, lamps, mirrors, landscape tiles and “quarry vessels.” The studio is located at 428 Washington St. on the Mill River in Gloucester. For information, call 978-281-3347.

Local acts and arts

Franklin Friday Jazz features the Linda Amero Trio this week with Jane Potter on piano and John Turner on bass. The Franklin is at 118 Main St. in Gloucester. The jazz is from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover.

The Walker Creek Band will perform at Elliot’s at the Blackburn on Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. The group has entertained audiences for the past 26 years.

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative at 121 Main St. in Gloucester is featuring handmade Easter gifts and cards, through April 12. For hours and information, call 978-283-3996 or visit http://www.local-colors.org.

Museum offers free admission on Saturdays

In conjunction with the current exhibition “Charles A. Lowe Photos: Gloucester 1975” the Cape Ann Museum is offering free admission to the community every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon through the end of May. Lowe, an award-winning photographer, worked at the Gloucester Daily Times from 1957 to 1981.

The museum invites members of the community to assist in the identification of the people, places, and events that Lowe captured on film. A catalogue of Lowe images accompanies the exhibition. Reproductions of photos are also available for purchase. The museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. The museum is wheelchair accessible. For information call 978-283-0455 or visit www.capeannmuseum.org.

Around Cape Ann is a column devoted to events happening on Cape Ann and artists from Cape Ann performing elsewhere. If you would like to submit an item, contact reporter Gail McCarthy at 978-283-7000, ext. 3445 or gmccarthy@gloucestertimes.com, or fax to 978-281-5748.

Slingdaddy Debut!

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These guys are good friends of mine and veterans of other Gloucester bands. Many of you will recognize one or more of them from Lil Earl’s, etc. They love what they do, and with a collaborative sense of humor, these musicians  not only have  great talent,  “Slingdaddy” truly entertains the audience.

Slingdaddy” has its first scheduled club performance in Gloucester this Saturday, March 7th at Elliots @ The Blackburn. Please stop in and check it out. In addition to some of the area’s best entertainment, Elliots is also known as having great food served by the best staff.
Showtime is 8:30 to 11:30

Who: Justin Tocco – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Frank Hawks – Guitars, Vocals
John Donlon – Bass, Vocals
Rick Geraghty – Drums

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Elliots @ The Blackburn
Main St

Slingdaddy’s My Space

Pulled Pork Sandwich At Elliott’s At The Blackburn

After The Lobster Buoy Auction I stopped by Elliott’s At The Blackburn for a bite to eat.  Holy canoli batman what a fantastic pulled pork sandwich I had!  It was great and the hand cut fries didn’t suck either!  Yum!