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Who is Yancey Strickler and why are Chelsea Berry and I so grateful to him?

I met Yancey Strickler in October 2009, when we were on a panel together at the CMJ Music Festival in New York City talking about the future of music.  Having been a rock critic for the past 8 years or so, Yancey described himself as the Eeyore of the music business, with gloomy predictions for it’s future.  I, on the other hand, was optimistic, pointing out that yes the music business is changing — it’s changed dramatically several times over the past 100 years.  But one thing remains constant: people love music.  We crave it.  Most of us couldn’t even imagine a world without it.  If anything, our insatiable appetite for music is on the rise.

Little did I know that Yancey’s ability to channel his pessimism would revolutionize the music business so optimists like me could once again fall in love with new music.

A few months before we met, Yancey had co-founded KickStarter, a funding platform for creative projects that helps artists like Chelsea Berry raise the money she needs to make her new record.  This new funding model has revolutionized the music business more than any other development since the dawn of the Internet.  Don’t take my word for it, see what cranky music business pundit Bob Lefsetz says about it here.

On Tuesday, something momentous happened: after a tremendous push on her part, Chelsea Berry reached her KickStarter goal (but you can still contribute and get even more good stuff for doing so — just click here).  She IS going to make that new record with her new band that all of us really want to hear.  Here’s a taste of what to expect:

Perhaps Chelsea doesn’t fully realize that she’s also helping to build a new music world where musicians and fans rule — not the multinational corporations that bought up the labels and killed the intensely creative music business we all grew up with (baby boomers, that is).

Congratulations Chelsea — and thank you!

Don’t you wish you could just go out and see Chelsea and her band tonight?  Well you can’t, but you can help the guys in Runaround celebrate some birthdays at The Rhumb Line tonight — that’ll be a rockin’ party.

Indeed, there are nine excellent live music choices tonight.  Check out all the live music in Gloucester here.

And, if you’re near a TV at 1:30pm today, catch the multi-talented Brian King on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes.  It was supposed to premiere on Wednesday on Cape Ann TV Channel 12, but technical difficulties prevented that.  You can also catch it on Sunday at 6pm.

Live Blogging – The Show Must Go On

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2011 Rhumb Line Striper Tournament Results From Story Reed and Photos From Phil Scannell

Results From Story Reed-

Adults:
1. Larry Biondo 36 lbs
2. Kathy Pelletier 33 lbs 14 oz
3. Joal Leanos 31 lbs 10 oz
Junior Winner:
Connor Quinn 8 lbs 5 oz

There were 80 registered participants.

Thanks! Story

Phil Scannell sends in-

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Jay Aptt with Dave Sag – Rhumb Line Thursday

From Dave Sag

In continuation of our new meat series, we are proud to present Mr. Popin Jay Appt, erstwhile plumbing magnate and glitarist non parieil.Y’all know Jay from his machinations with the Mikey O. Band; breathing new life into the septum of Fishtown and wrecking your vestibular nerve in the process.We’re glad to have him; It’s his first time , so please be gentle.
Adding to the pyrexia will be L’il Steevie Chaggaris, on Skins and symbols, one of our stalwarts, as well as Greg T.,on catarrh and myselph, on base.I’ve just started a rumour that Mikey O. is gonna drop his apron and come on down for a bit, to show us how it’s done. If so ,I’m gonna wear my white shoes. Why not be the first on your block to rock yer socks with some blues in a box?

And, for those of you in the joint-replacement crowd, next Monday from 1 to 3 pm at the Rose Baker Senior Center, I’ll be exercising my rights with the Good Old Salty Jazz Band. This is a fun outfit…and I’m not the oldest member!….for a change. Anyway, there’s dancing and coffee and someone always brings cookies or something, so c’mon down. It’s just like an A.A. meeting without the guilt and speeches!

Tonight at the Rhumb Line!

From Dave Sag

Live! At the Rhumb Line, this week only, something new and different: “modern” blues. Ha-Ha-Ha. Actually, I would like to introduce you-all to Mr. Evan Goudreau, young lion, glitarist, and big man on the hippocampus these days. He’s been around and plays all over the east coast, singin’ and playin’ his way to electronic stardom. He’s  all over the place on the web; czech him out!
Also joining us for the first time is Andrew Jones, on drummbs. First heard him playing with Mark Earley, so you know he’s gotta be good. Of course, Greg T. will be there with his hat and smokin’ catarrh, and myself, as well. Doo come.

Tonight at the Rhumb Line-

From Dave Sag:
Hey! It’s gonna warm up! In keeping up  with jet stream programming, we’re proud to present our very own tootin’ Torquemada of the tenor: Mr. Andrew Clark. One of our favorites, he’ll be bringing his own brand of mayhem to our stage once again. Educator, soloist and vocalist, this guy can do it all. A snappy dresser, too.
Backing him up, we have Mr. Benny Benson, on drummbs. No slouch, he. This is a great sounding outfit.Of course, Greg T. will be there as well as myself. I might even bring the biggg bass. Do come.

GARFISH 2010 Debut at The Rhumb Line Saturday January 9th

Garfish is proud to announce our 2010 debut at The Rhumb Line this Saturday, January 9th from 9:30 to 12:30 a.m. 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 our repertoire.

The Rhumb Line is a “Great Venue” where they have built a reputation as THE live music venue on Bostons North Shore. Located at 40 Railroad Ave in Gloucester, a community teeming with musicians, The Rhumb Line attracts a clientele who are passionate about music and expect no thing but the best. The Rhumb Line also serves up GREAT FOOD, so stop in for a meal before the music starts! http://www.therhumbline.com
On behalf of Myself and the Boys in the band, we just wanted to let you know, we are honored that you choose to spend your time with us supporting “LIVE” music!

All the best,

Gar,
Doug, Dan, Frank, Walter &  Jeff.

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

GMG Local Music Oct.21 – Oct.25

Remember 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.

Elliott’s

Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s

WEDNESDAY OCT. 21

Latitude 43

Wednesday 8:30 pm – THE DAN KING ROOTS JAM
DONT MISS DAN AND CREW EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT STARTING @ 8:30 FOR SOME “LIVE ROOTS ROCK” IN THE TAVERN…

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THURSDAY OCT. 22

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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FRIDAY OCT. 23

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October, 24 2009 09:00 PMOLD BROWN SHOE

25 ROGERS ST, GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts 01930 – FREE

GRATEFUL DEAD COVER BAND!

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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.”

Halloween Happenings

Leo HallowFrom Leo Sharamitaro-

As tempting as it is, we can’t make it to Indio, California to see Phish Festival 8 and neither can you, so hey let’s all have our own celebration at The Rhumbline!
We’ll play two sets starting at 9:30. We’ve been practicing some new tunes, and hope you will enjoy. Be there!

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DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE
Dress up • get down • hang tough • party all night

Lat 43 Halloween Ball featuring SAFETY Halloween Night!

We’ve got new songs, new do’s, and LAT’s got the hottest spot and the biggest dance floor around.

SATURDAY October 31
doors  open at 9pm

$10 cover at the door
tickets are not being pre-sold

GMG Local Music Schedule Oct.7 – Oct.12

Remember 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.

Elliott’s

Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s

WEDNESDAY OCT. 7

Latitude 43

Wednesday 8:30 pm – THE DAN KING ROOTS JAM
DONT MISS DAN AND CREW EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT STARTING @ 8:30 FOR SOME “LIVE ROOTS ROCK” IN THE TAVERN…

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THURSDAY OCT. 1st

Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ the Rhumb Line

From Sag-

Got a great lineup this week.Put down your chopsticks and c’mon down and party!
Thursday at the Rumline sees the triumphant return of  the inimitable Mark Earley,reknown hula expert and Illinois Jacquet’s evil twin on tenor and barium sax. It gets better: we also have world famous loving husband and jazz snob Mr. John Hyde, on keys. But, wait: there’s more! How about Mr. Jim Gwin, Fred’s brother, on Drummbs. Our own Boston Pops celebrity, just for you!. Of course, Greg T. will be there with his hat. Me, too on base. Comb your eyebrows and c’mon down.”

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FRIDAY OCT. 9

…Of Babylon@ Capt. Carlo’s

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SATURDAY OCT. 10

HooDoo 10-10C’mon out and partake in a Hoodoo Houseparty!”

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