This Sunday (4/19) at 9AM, Aurelia Nelson welcomes 80s rocker Martha Davis, founder of The Motels, to her North Shore 104.9 radio show “Curtain Up” for a spirited interview about what it’s like to be “the most charismatic female performer in rock,” as described by Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times.
Martha Davis is credited with helping to define the New Wave sound that dominated MTV and pop radio in the 1980s.
But she’s not one of those rockers who’s satisfied to live off her prior success. She’s still writing new songs, recording new music and discovering new talent, like Boston Music Award Winner Ruby Rose Fox who opens The Motels show down the road at The Larcom Theatre on Wednesday (good seats still available, especially in the balcony — get them here.)
And she’s about to release a film of her live performance at the 50th anniversary of the famed Whisky-A-Go-Go, where she changed the face New Wave music forever. Check out the trailer here:
This just in from our friend Aurelia Nelson, host of “Curtain Up” Sundays at 9am on North Shore 104.9.
“This Sunday’s guest is Chris Palermo of Mass Movie Mavens. We will be talking about upcoming film projects happening on the North Shore, including the latest on “Manchester by the Sea” being produced by Matt Damon and now starring Casey Affleck.”
Worth getting up for — even if you stayed up late with John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band at the Larcom tomorrow night. Don’t forget our local favorites, The Gary Backstrom Band is opening. What better way to support them than to bop down the road to Beverly and revel in their opportunity to open for a multi-platinum recording star!
In this excellent interview with host Aurelia Nelson on her North Shore 104.9FM show “Curtain Up”, Jon reveals secrets about his new CD, his new film project and his CD Release Concert on Saturday right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre.
Tickets still available here.
Best seats are in the Balcony here.
Two great chances to connect with local stars — Tonight Boston Music Award nominee Gracie Curran and her hot band are live on stage with Blues Music Award winner Victor Wainwright and his smokin’ band from Savanna GA right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre. Doors @ 7pm Concert @ 8. Let’s show these two young, rising stars that a little rain & wind won’t stop us from having fun. Good seats still left (especially in the balcony). Get them here.
Then, tomorrow morning you can hear Gloucester’s own Jon Butcher on Aurelia Nelson’s North Shore 104.9 radio show Curtain Up at 9AM (don’t forget to set your clocks back or you’ll be listening in at 8am instead). Jon will fill you in on his new CD, “Experienced!”, his film project “Kiss the Sky” and his concert at the Larcom Theatre next Saturday. Tickets are selling fast, so you’d better get yours soon. Get them here.
It’s the perfect weekend for an extra hour sleep. You’re gonna need it with all this excitement!
Here’s a taste of these two stars:
North Shore 104.9’s Curtain Up host, Aurelia Nelson welcomes Rock n Roll Hall of Famer John Sebastian, of The Lovin’ Spoonful as her guest tomorrow (SUN) morning at 9AM on 104.9FM.
John is a wonderful storyteller, so this show is certainly worth getting up for. You’ll get a taste of the kind of stories you’ll hear in between his #1 hit songs when he performs next Saturday 9/13 at Gloucester’s UU Church Meetinghouse. GET TICKETS HERE.
Karen McDonald, star of “Doubt” opening at Stoneham Theatre next Friday is Aurelia’s other guest.
What a powerhouse show this will be!
Daisy Nell (R) and Capt. Stan
“Curtain Up” host Aurelia Nelson
Tomorrow (Sunday) at 9AM Aurelia Nelson Welcomes Schooner Festival Chair Daisy Nell and Capt. Stan on her North Shore 104.9FM Radio show “Curtain Up”.
Daisy & Stan perform 2 songs and will tell you everything you need to know about next weekend’s Schooner Festival, one of our favorite weekends. Click here for a complete Schooner Festival Schedule.
And here’s the definitive answer to Joey’s question about the Lobster Bake (from the Schooner Fest website)
Schooner Festival Lobster Bake
Two years ago, local blogger Capt. Joey of GoodMorningGloucester came up with a great idea! Joey suggested that, in order to get the Gloucester community involved with the Schooner Festival, a community lobster bake should be held during the Festival.
Recognizing good advice, the Festival Committee held the 1st annual Community Lobster Bake in 2013 and it was a huge success! Check out GoodMorningGloucester to see just how successful the event was!
The Community Lobster Bake will be held again in 2014 on Saturday, August 30, 4:30pm-7:30pm at Maritime Gloucester on Harbor Loop in downtown Gloucester. Enjoy freshly steamed lobster, corn on the cob, and a Virgilio’s roll– all for $15 per person. Relax with your dinner on the slopes of the Fitz Henry Lane lawn while listening to Old Cold Tater & Friends. Also available for sale: hot dogs, hamburgers, cookies, cold sodas & spring water, beer & wine. Tickets available in advance from Maritime Gloucester or at the event.
Aurelia Nelson @ Jalapenos
Tomorrow (SUN) morning at 9:00 A.M., on Aurelia Nelson’s 104.0 FM radio show Curtain Up, Peter gives us a rundown of Gloucester’s early Summer event highlights — yes, we know Summer doesn’t begin astronomically until the solstice (June 21 at 6:51 A.M.) but it’s sunny today, so we’re gonna push the season and call it Summer.
The cool thing about listening to a radio show like Curtain Up is that you don’t have to be sitting down at the computer to find out what’s going on. You could be cleaning the house, weeding the garden, driving, cooking breakfast … or just sitting on the front porch with a cup of coffee … relaxing.
Get up early tomorrow (9am is 0-dark-hundred for us) and listen in so when your friends ask, “What is there to do up there in Gloucester?” you’ll have ready answers at the tip of your tongue. Then, for last minute updates, you can always check our live music schedule here.
Aurelia Nelson (L), host of “Curtain Up” with Henri Smith
These two tease each other like brother and sister!
Aurelia Nelson and Henri Smith have loads of fun on this show and it truly comes across. Henri starts off singing, Aurelia accuses him of not knowing the words to songs, all the while hidden meanings to New Orleans favorites are revealed. Plus you’ll get a hint of some special music planned for his upcoming concert featuring Grammy Award winners Charles Neville & Amadee Castenell.
Listen here and join in the fun!
SUNDAY (2/16) at 9AM, Aurelia Nelson hosts Henri Smith on her show, “Curtain Up”. Get all the details on New England’s newest tradition: Mardi Gras Concert with Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers and Henri’s 8 piece band. It will be a blast! And…we finally find out what the words are to the song “Jambalaya”! Plus, just try saying N’awlens..not New Or-leens!
Curtain Up host Aurelia Nelson
We’ve pointed out before that North Shore 104.9 host Aurelia Nelson frequently features local talent on her show, “Curtain Up” (see examples here). This Sunday 12/22 she pulls out all the stops with her hyper-local Christmas show featuring some of Cape Ann’s top talent performing a Christmas repertoire that rivals what you’d hear on a big city radio show!
You’ll hear Dan King’s wonderful new Christmas song “Handmade With Love (Present)” featuring Charlee Bianchini, “I wish I Could Fly” written by Allen Estes & Fly Amero, new songs by Bryan Alex, John Stevens and Angie Miller (Beverly’s own Idol finalist) and selections by the Beantown Swing Orchestra.
We know you’ll be at Gloucester’s UU Church on Saturday night, where you can see many of these stars LIVE — and we promise the show will be over in plenty of time for you to get a good night’s sleep and get up by 9am for Curtain Up on North Shore 104.9.
Then on Sunday night at 7pm, you can hear a real radio play, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This is a rare experience you simply can’t get any other way. Build a fire, sit together as a family in the living room, tune the radio to 104.9, chill in a comfy chair, close your eyes and lose yourself in this classic story. When’s the last time you heard a radio play?
Senator Bruce Tarr
If you’re listening to North Shore 104.9 today, you know they’re broadcasting Senator Bruce Tarr’s North Shore Toy Drive live until 6pm and you’ll hear Senator Tarr mention a “Once in a lifetime” auction on air. We don’t want people who can’t have the radio on to miss out, so here’s the scoop:
This Sunday, Senator Tarr is taking 4 people as his guests to the Larcom Theatre at 2pm for Henri Smith New Orleans Christmas Matinee followed by dinner at Teresa’s Prime (the new steakhouse in North Reading).
You can bid on this “once in a lifetime opportunity” by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and your bid.
Senator Tarr will be updating the bid price live on the radio during the day — and you can continue bidding during the day tomorrow too. The winning bid will be announced tomorrow (FRI) at 5pm. The money will be donated to the winner’s local Toy Drive charity.
Special appearances by Chelsea Berry at the MAC (2 – 3 PM), Alexandra Valenti @ Shalin Liu (3:30 – 4:30 PM) and Allen Estes at Cape Ann Savings Bank (5-6 PM). See full schedule below!
Just in case you haven’t noticed, North Shore 104.9’s “Curtain Up” host, Aurelia Nelson, has been inviting Cape Ann musians to be her guests more frequently of late and it points to a trend of featuring locals on the station as a whole (see some examples here).
Tomorrow (SUNDAY) at 9AM, she does it again, this time with Henri Smith. Henri will talk about all the special guest he has pull together for his New Orleans Christmas show at the Larcom Theatre.
Tomorrow at 9AM Peter will be Aurelia Nelson’s guest on her North Shore 104.9 radio show Curtain Up, where he will announce a one-night-only concert featuring a major national recording star and rock n’ roll icon at The Larcom Theatre down the road in Beverly.
If you’re already a member of our gimmeLIVE Concert Club, you’ll be notified when tickets go on sale before the general public is. You can sign up here if you’re not a member.
Perhaps you’ve heard of his brother, Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of best-sellers Angela’s Ashes, ‘Tis and Teacher Man. If you’ve read any of Frank McCourt’s books, you’ll feel like you know Malachy, who is one of the central characters — especially in Angela’s Ashes, which has been described as a tragicomic memoir of the misery and squalor of their childhood. Here’s an excerpt from the beginning of Angela’s Ashes that will give an idea of the Brothers McCourt’s charm, wit and brutal honesty.
“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.”
After emigrating to the U.S., Frank & Malachy wrote the play, A Couple of Blaguards, which opens this Friday at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly (get tickets here).
On Sunday, North Shore 104.9’s Aurelia Nelson interviewed Malachy on her show Curtain Up. It’s loads of fun. Listen here:
L-R: Curtain Up Host Aurelia Nelson, Sista Felicia, North Shore 104.9 owner Todd Tanger
Well … Aurelia Nelson found a clever way to host Sista Felicia on her North Shore104.9 radio show Curtain Up that features guests in music and theatre. But it wasn’t much of a stretch. Anyone who’s ever seen Felicia in the kitchen knows that she puts on a great show. She’s got star quality!
Sista Felicia’s Waterfront Festival tent on Friday
So get up early enough tomorrow (Sunday) to catch Aurelia Nelson interview Sista Felicia about her new cookbook at 9am and you’ll also get to hear Peter talk about how our Fall concert series is reviving The Larcom Theatre in Beverly.
In the meantime, you can bop down to the Waterfront Festival and check out Sista Felicia’s tent.
Watching her put the sides on is a good show in and of itself.
L-R: Chris Langathianos, Chris Trapper
Just in case you haven’t noticed, North Shore 104.9’s “Curtain Up” host, Aurelia Nelson, has been inviting Cape Ann rock stars to be her guests more frequently of late and it points to a trend of featuring locals on the station as a whole (see some examples here).
Tomorrow (SUNDAY) at 9AM, she does it again, this time with Festival By The Sea producer Chris Langathianos and headliner Chris Trapper. You’ll get a sneak preview of festival highlights and hear Chris perform. Definitely worth getting up for — even if you stay out late at tonight’s Block Party.
And just in case you’re not quite sure which of tonight’s excellent shows to catch, here’s a list of all live music to help you decide.
Aurelia Nelson with Allen Estes (R) & his son, Dylan
North Shore 104.9 host Aurelia Nelson interviews Allen Estes on her radio show, “Curtain Up”, tomorrow at 9am. Aurelia and Allen talk about Gloucester’s exploding local music scene — and Allen’s TV show that promotes it (see here). (See Allen Estes Videos here.)
Plus they preview major musical events in Gloucester and Cape Ann and you’ll hear some of Allen’s new music.
It’s worth getting up for. And once you’re up, you can take advantage of the live music starting at 11AM, with new shows starting practically every hour and going on through the wee hours. Check out the complete music schedule here.
Aurelia Nelson, host of Curtain Up on North Shore 104.9 invited Allen Estes and his son, Dylan, for her special Father’s Day show that will air tomorrow, SUNDAY, at 9am.
L-R: Aurelia Nelson, Dylan Estes, Allen Estes
They perform together and talk about the role of music in their lives — and ours. It’s worth getting up early for.
Then you can see Allen at the Rhumb Line with Orville Giddings at 8pm — a great way to wind up Father’s Day weekend!
Grand Salon @ Larcom Theatre, Beverly, MA
Last year the annual benefit concert for the Y Teens Rebuild New Orleans trip sold out at Latitude / Minglewood. This year the concert will be held at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly with a very special VIP Package that includes an exclusive Mardi Gras VIP Pre-Party at the Larcom’s Grand Salon complete with meet & greet, free buffet, party favors and more (see details here). Space is limited so get your tickets TODAY!
Aurelia Nelson – Henri Smith
Good, now you have tickets, so you can relax and listen to Henri Smith tomorrow (SUNDAY) at 9am on Aurelia Nelson’s show Curtain UP on North Shore 104.9.
We’ve noticed a number of live music benefits/fundraisers lately with a couple tonight (see complete live music schedule here). It’s nice to see people coming out, having a good time and supporting a good cause. One of the things we like about living here (despite the recent cold weather).
Here’s a taste of what you can expect on Friday, February 8 @ the Larcom Theatre