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Dave Sag’s Thursday Night Blues Party @ the Rhumb Line

From Mr. Saggs Hisself-

“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.”

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 June 1- June 7

Check this post often for updates!

Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night’s Blues Party, Saturday at Lat 43, Sunday outta town

From Dave Sag

Whew! A busy week ahead as I plow myself even deeper into the electrical field, so, here goes:
Thursday nite at the Rumline: We got ‘er again: Ms. Lisa Marie, The unobliviated Queen of da blooz, Hip-shakin’ her way thru yet another evening of frenzy. Backing her up will be our old friend and keyboard octopus, Mr. Cliff Spencer. Also, Forrest”Frosty” Padgett on the drumbulators as well as Greg T. on glitar.  Me, myself and I complete this five piece septet. Another great nite!
Then,on Saturday nite, look out  for miasmic gas attacks, as I hit the stage at Blat 43 to make a mess out of the Mike O’connell band. Joey Scrima’s drumbing, with Mike and Jat Appt trying to keep it cool. Fat chance.
And Sunday I’ll be at Glenn’s Cool Bar and Restaurant in Nbpt.
with Justin Quinn and his sweet and sore band. It’s a lot of fun playin’ with these clowns, among whom will be Jon Ross, Per Hanson and Curtis “Lemay” Haines, the Pope of Nbpt. Hours are 6 to9, food is great, so , bring a date and dine by the whites of her eyes!
Oops! cops bangin’ on my door…Gotta go! Seeya!


phat maxxPHAT MaxX will be rocking the Rhumb Line on this Saturday, June 6th!

The Rhumb Line offers live music nearly every night of the week, great food including daily chef specials, and beer on tap.  So come on by early and have dinner and drinks at Gloucester’s favorite pub!

Click here for directions and more info: www.therhumbline.com

Plus…we’ll be preforming some cool new material including tunes by Eve 6, Santana, Beatles, Howie Day, Collective Soul, and more!

So come on by and join us this Saturday, June 6th! The show starts at 9:30.

See ya soon!

Thad, Pete, and Eric

Thad –  thaddeusmax@gmail.com

Peter – peter@smmarketing.us

Eric – erock225@verizon.net

Check out some PHAT MaxX music on our My Space page: http://www.myspace.com/phatmaxxband.

Upcoming Shows:

Latitude 43 – June 19th

Dog Bar – July 2nd

Rhumb Line – July 11th

Latitude 43 – July 18th

Rhumb Line – August 8th

Dog Bar – August 21st

Harbor Loop Concert Series – August 27th


ReverbNation Email

Rock / Soul / Jam Band
Members: Gary Backstrom, Dave Osoff, Brian O’Connell, Dave Scandura

Hey there every one, wanted to let you know about some up coming shows this month.   Here goes

Saturday June 6th I will be solo acoustic at LATITUDE 43 in Gloucester Ma ,25 Rogers st from 7 to 8:30pm.

Friday June 12thhat THE WHEEL HOUSE in Narragansett RI  , 294 Great Island Rd   W/ The Nate Wilson Band  Showstarts at 9pm

Friday June 19th at MY HOUSE in Quincy Ma ,609 Washington St [RT 3A ]  W/ The Nate Wilson band  Show starts at 9pm

As always we thank you for your suport and hope to see you soon.  go to http://www.archive.org for live shows and http://www.garybackstrom.com for more details and mp3s    Thanks  GARY

Click here to put our songs on your Facebook profile.

Upcoming Shows for GARY BACKSTROM
Jul 10 2010 7:00 PM Worcester, MA Wonderland Music Series at Mechanics Hall Tickets



Garfish will be performing Saturday June 6TH at  Elliott’s At the Blackburn from 8:30-11:30pm. They will be performing their own renditions of classic rock songs from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s by artists like: The Beatles, Chicago, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Aerosmith. Along with some contemporary songs by Dropkick Murphys and others.
Elliott’s is located at the historic landmark which once housed the legendary Blackburn Tavern at 2 Main St. Gloucester.

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


Remember that you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s