Dancers from American Travelling Morrice perform twice August 13th- once at St. Peter’s (2:30pm) and later Harbor Loop (6:15pm). They’re on their 41st tour which you’ll read on as you wander; this poster I snapped was displayed at Jalapenos. I wonder who created the woodcut? I also wondered if multi-talented Rose Sheehan, Cape Ann Contra Dance, was involved. Yes. And her son Colin de la Barre (another name befitting a pursuit!) Gloucester Daily Times has the story.
You might fill your Aug. 13th dance card. Whether audience or participant, one could make it a daylong celebration of beauty, sport and nature. Not 41 years, but pretty darn close, the Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swimis 38 years young and scheduled earlier that morning. Reminds me: check the GMG calendar for options. Every weekend in Gloucester is like First Night. A few of the other special events planned for August 13: Cape Ann Museum has a walking tour and White Ellery contemporary installation. Cape Ann Community Cinema features two films. Gloucester Stage has a live theater show for kids in the morning and 2 shows for Songs For A New World (one is pay what you wish).
I bet you can reel off a few of the chart topping rock groups circa late 1970s. Who knew that there was a 1979 American folk dance held in St. Ann’s parish hall? The dances were started by Patricia and Norris Marston who hoped to build interest for regular square dances in Gloucester and perhaps raise funds to hire bands. One night Roger Whynott was a featured caller. On another evening it was Charlie Webster calling out folk, square and contra. – Gloucester Daily Times
Excited to welcome Noah Harrington, Derek Dupuis, & Shane Dähler to The New Swingset! Join us!
Office Space Over Jalapenos, Now for Lease, See Fred Newton from the GHS 1983 Class.
The second one sold out on the first day. Marketing and trying to stay current, here’s to a local employee’s initiative.
Kayleigh Bishop, bar manager for Jalapenos had a hunch Paint Nite would be a good fit for Sundays. She and a couple of friends enjoyed one in Boston. Why not here? She was right. “They have been a huge positive, selling out weeks ahead of time. They’re so much fun to work. And just to be there for it—just to witness!” For Jalapenos, at first it was mainly regulars. Gradually it began to bring different crowds of people, sometimes older, sometimes younger, some from other towns. It energizes the regular business. Jalapenos jumped in with the new programming January 2015. “People come in early, grab a seat. We’ve tried the back room and the bar area. The instructors are funny and personable, hands on.” The teacher, Quinn Ramini, Paint Nite artist, is a local; he grew up in Maine and now resides and works in Gloucester. He’s also a trained artist teaching this class a few times a week or month. “Gloucester has an incredibly vibrant history and colorful culture which makes Paint Nite a perfect match,” he says. “The vibe that the town exudes compliments the event…I love hosting events here!”
Jalapeno’s Bishop suggests arriving early to grab a seat and order some food before starting- “the paint area not enough room to eat where you paint.” Then sit down with drinks and music. “Everyone leaves with some fun.” Bishop likes Paint Nite’s community–someone from here– purpose.
Anything else? “Look for groupons!” Maybe they can arrange with UBER, too.
Paint Nite raised 13 million in another round of financing in February and celebrated its 3 year anniversary.
This is our first time playing here so please won’t you come out and join us for some margaritas and music this ones for all you out there that have asked for an early show, well here it is! See you Thursday!
A recent blog by Paul Lamere of Echo Nest (in Somerville, MA) claims to have analyzed listener data from music streaming services to determine the most “distinctive” artists by state. His method is very interesting, if a tad wonkish (see his explanation here). Essentially the most “distinctive” artist for Massachusetts is the artist that is very popular in MA, but NOT very popular in other states — and, based on Paul Lamere’s study, that artist is Neil Young, who is scheduled to unveil his new, studio-quality music service and device called Pono, at 5pm today at South by Southwest (more here).
Artists LOVE this new sound. Check out what they have to say in Neil Young’s Kickstarter campaign for Pono, here. Even if Pono is a flop, the mere fact that people who make music are finally talking about good quality sound in the digital age is a major breakthrough. Who knows where this revolution will lead, but you can say you were there (even if only via the Internet) when Neil Young Started it.
I guess we should all be proud to live in Massachusetts! Perhaps the boys can play a little Neil Young tonight at Jalapenos in his honor!
Tina Ketchopulos forwards-
In response to the Marathon bombing and emergency need to replenish blood supplies, Jalapeños and the Gloucester Fire Fighters held an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The community blood drive was held outside Jalapeños, 86 Main Street, Gloucester. The American Red Cross blood donor van was be parked at 86 Main Street. Palazola’s Sporting Goods provided parking spaces in their parking lot for donors. Jalapeños provided a $20. gift card to those who donate that day. Addison Gilbert Hospital provided a gift bag to each donor.
Attached are photos from Saturday’s blood drive of volunteers and donors!
I know it’s Hump Day and it looks like it’s going to rain, but get out tonight. Fly as Ron Schrank as his special guest, Dennis Monagle has the amazing Dejas and you never know who is going to join John Rockwell. See the full list here
KBMG will be at Jalapeños on Thursday to make up for the Water Main break. Call now to make your reservation so you can welcome Dan King back to Gloucester. Make your reservation now – 978-283-8228!
Cinco de Mayo Raffle at Jalapeños
Enter to win a trip for 2 to Cancun Mexico!
This weekend ~ May 3rd – 4th
Purchase an entrée dine-in or take-out, and you will receive 3 Raffle tickets for the trip.
Hours: Friday and Saturday open for lunch @ 11:30
Sunday open for Dinner at 1:00
Phone # 978 283 8228
Thank you for your 20 years of business.
This offer is valid only at Jalapeños Gloucester.
Something’s up in Gloucester. Only 2 weeks ago, Dennis Brennan played The Rhumb Line with Dave Sag (see post about that here).
Tonight he’s back in Gloucester @ Jalapenos with Dave Brown, Wolf Ginandes & Dave Mattacks. Could it be the tremendous musical talent resident in Boston is attracting yet another great musician? That’s what we think. So we’ve selected a series of Dennis Brennan videos to feature on gimmesound. See them here.
You might want to call Jalapenos at 978-283-8228 to reserve a table for tonight. The room is usually full.
Here’s a video of Dennis when he was a bit younger.
Just got the word from DB that Dan King will be joining the boys at Jalapenos tonight before he flies back to the west coast. Here’s a nice video, albeit a bit shaky, shot by Ned Nugent, of the boys at Jalapenos last May — one of my favorite Dan King songs.
More KBMG live videos here.
Steve Caraway is Allen’s guest on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes this week, with his new show premiering tomorrow (WED) at 6:3o pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.
Steve talks about how he got started in the music business and reveals some songwriting secrets during a lively conversation with Allen. It’s not easy making a living as a musician and Steve will give you some tips on how to do it well. Plus you’ll get to hear one of Allen’s most popular sad songs and three gems from Steve Caraway. Here’s one of them:
You can catch both Allen & Steve tonight (TUESDAY). Allen is at Jalepenos at 7 with Brown, Mattacks & Ginandes, and Steve hosts the open mic at the Dog Bar at 9.
It’s an excellent week to see lots of live shows with start times from 6 to 9. Plus Seaport Grille has music all mid-week as part of their 4th Anniversary Celebration. Check the complete live music schedule here.
THIS SATURDAY MARCH 2nd MILE 21 will be having the original 2007 lineup on THE MINGLEWOOD STAGE!!! featuring SKA LEGENDS THE TOASTERS!!! 10$ @ The door. don’t miss it!
Friday, March 8th Cherish the Ladies, the Number 1 Irish American Act in Celtic Music, will be at Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. Check out this video and get your tickets.
Don’t forget to head out tonight and see some great music starting at 7pm tonight ~ check out the full lineup here.
from the New York Times story: “The harbor in Gloucester, Mass., part of the Northeastern fishery declared a disaster by the Commerce Department last fall.”
photo: Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times
The home page of today’s New York Times website features a story on Gloucester’s big debate about what to do with our waterfront (see story here).
Mayor Kirk is quoted a number of times promoting her vision of our port supporting both fishing and marine science, saying some of the $150 million Congress might appropriate should be used for “Programs that might attract those other uses that allow you to maintain a smaller fleet, and maintain an infrastructure for that fleet, and sit side by side.”
Everybody who’s seriously working on attracting marine science to Gloucester knows we need more than a port. We also need a thriving cultural economy in order to attract the workers that power marine science. Most of these workers are young, single PhDs who work very long hours and want to go out after work — and on weekends — for food, drink and music. They want to feel surrounded by culture. These people think they want to live in Cambridge. What they may not know is that Gloucester has a burgeoning cultural economy. Just look at all the live music available this weekend — and it’s supposed to be the dead of winter!
We’ve got momentum. But in order to grow a sustainable economy for Gloucester’s long-term, we have to grow our cultural economy a lot more. That’s where you come in. Think of Gloucester FIRST when planning what to do at night and on weekends. Not sure where to eat? Check out this HUGE list of restaurants. Check the live music schedule. You’ll likely find music for every taste. Want to enrich your life and the lives of your kids? Check out this impressive list of galleries, studios, museums, theatres, etc. Think you need to drive to the mall? STOP! Check this out and think again.
The secret to growing our cultural economy without losing our soul is to honor our past and embrace our future. That’s precisely what Fred Bodin does. His store honors our past by helping to keep the core of our history and culture alive. And now, he’s taken to filming the future. Here he is filming Jon Butcher with Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes at Jalapenos on Tuesday singing Sam Cooke’s classic Change is Gonna Come — how perfect it that! Boston rock star Jon Butcher moved to Gloucester. Let’s get out and support his decision, prove him right, boost our cultural economy and — most importantly — have a blast doing it!
Sent in From Alicia Cox of Mamie’s Kitchen:
What a great week of music this has been and it’s only Wednesday!
Last night Steve Caraway struck up the open mic again at Dog Bar and by all accounts it was a HUGE SUCCESS! So much so that he’s decided to host every week. Way to go STEVE!
Before Steve began at Dog Bar, Allen Estes sat in Dan King’s seat at Jalapenos and rocked the house with Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes. All were at the top of their game, especially DB, whose solos took us away!
And I just have to say that it is such a pleasure listening to Dave Mattacks, whose percussion is absolutely perfect for every song . He is without a doubt one of the best drummers alive today. These guys are so professional they were able to follow Allen on one of his brand new songs, having never heard it before — and it sounded as if they’d just come from rehearsal. Aren’t we lucky to have people of this caliber on Main St., in Gloucester every Tuesday for FREE! Next week J.B. Amero is in Dan King’s seat. Oooohh, that’ll be HOT!
Excellent live music starts up again tonight at 7pm (early enough to take the kids). See the schedule here.