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Best Bands in MA coming to Gloucester

It’s a revolution — a slow one.  Perhaps you haven’t even noticed.  In school we’re taught about revolutions as if they happen all at once.  But most of them don’t.  They take years.  One day, you look around and everything has changed.  It’s hard to notice the revolution when we’re in the middle of it.  That’s where we are now — in the middle of Gloucester’s music revolution.  Here’s how you can tell:

On Sunday, The Brew, recently named Best Band in New England by the New England Music Awards, will be at Minglewood.  One quick listen and you’ll know why they won.

Music on Sundays at Minglewood?  That’s right.  This Sunday 6/2 Minglewood Tavern launches a new night of music.  Let’s get down there and prove them right for adding another night to the Gloucester music revolution.

Next Saturday, Boston Magazine’s Best Local Band, Three Day Threshold plays The Rhumbline.  This band ROCKS and defies genre.  Listen here.  They’ve also got a great sense of humor as evidenced by their Facebook description: “good country gone terribly terribly bad”.

If you look at their tour dates, you see they’re at Meadowbrook Pavilion, Middle East Downstairs (the big room) and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.  But YOU can see them at The Rhumbline without even crossing the bridge.  That’s revolution.

While you’re at it, check out tomorrow’s Rhumbline choice, Under Griffin’s Porch.  Here’s a prediction: It won’t be long before they win a Best Band award.

Gloucester’s music revolution is all around you.  Join in and have some fun!

GMG Local Music Aug.19 – Aug.23

Wednesday August 19

Dan King plays Roots Rock Wednesday, TONIGHT at Lat 43, featuring very special guests, 9pm!

Pete Lindberg playing at the Dogbar tonight. 9-12 Come down

Open Mike with Fly Amero Wednesday at the Rhumb Line


Thursday August 20

Dave Sag’s Blues Party Thursday 9-12

“This thursday at the Rumline I’m proud to present that dynamic duo: Mr. Mario Perrett, cutie pie saxist and vogelist xtroidinaire, backed up with Mr. Edd Scheer, the diaphaneous drummer and vocalizer. One of my favorite combo plates. Of course, Greg T. and I will be there, too.”


Harbor Loop


Friday August 21

Music at the Cape Ann Museum on Fridays at Noon

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present free noontime concerts in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden on Fridays during the month of August. Performers for the remainder of the month will be James White on August 21 and The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra on August 28.

The Pleasant Street Tea Company and Lark Fine Foods have generously donated beverages and cookies for these events. In the event of rain, the performances will take place inside the Museum.

James White, now a resident of Gloucester, is originally from England. He has been writing music since the 1970s, playing and performing in both Europe and New England as well as doing session work with his first instrument, the electric violin.

The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra is based in London, England. The orchestra specializes in the type of light classical music from the late nineteenth, early twentieth century that is usually referred to as Palm Court Music or Salon Music. The ensemble consists of a string quartet, piano, flute and oboe.

Funding for this program was made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at http://www.capeannmuseum.org.


The Glostafarians WICKED LOCAL REGGAE Captain Carlo’s


Saturday August 22

From Dave Sag

“Saturday nite, Madhouse will be cranking it out at the Rockport Art Association building  for their annual Greek fisherman hat festival. It’s a costume party. We played it last year and it really was a blast, so, c’mon down!”


Groove      Saturday     Rhumb Line


Sunday August 23

Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series
Stage Fort Park

August 23, 2009

7pm, Old Cold Tater, acoustic bluegrass more


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.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


GMG Local Music Schedule – July 20 – July 26

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.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


hoodoo cancelled

To all:

After very carefully considering the weather, we have chosen to cancel the Harbor Loop show due to much predicted rain.
So get yourselves a movie and enjoy, yet another night in!
Best to all and thank you for your support,


From Dave Sag – Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party

“We got a great show for you this week as we welcome back Ms. Diane Blue, vocalist xtroidinaire and Octomom of the blues.She will rock your world! Blacking her up will be Cliff Spencer keyboard octopus, and Jim Gwin, brother of Fred and thorn in Keith Lockhart’s side. Greg and I will be there, too, surveying the damage and bricking up the survivors with that cask of amontillado. This is a great band; don’t miss it!
And kiddies, by now you may know that  my gumputer has short-sheeted my address book and I have lost many names, so, If you know others who wanna get back on the list, send ’em to me. Bring it on!”


From Mike Lindberg

Open Mic

with Pete Malaquias and Mike Lindberg

at Camerons this Thursday Night

Come on Down! 35 cent wing special!



“Friday night fun!”
Friday, July 24 at 8:30pm – 11:30
Elliott’s at the Blackburn


Fri. July 24  @ The Gull –

The Mike O’Connell Band

From Mike O’Connell:

“Howdy All, Band is back after a few weeks off, and we are at The Gull here in Gloucester. This weeks cast of characters are, Drums and Rude Comments at the end of the night, God love em Frosty Padgett,, On the Bass Guitar and “no sugar coating musical opinions” Froggy’s Brudda, Wolf Ginandes,, God love em too. Gloucester Native, Yarnspinner,, More Storys Than Walt Disney.. Guitar Frontman Jason Aptt, Myself Included in this mess. Please Remember, We Love You and we need your support. Band starts at 8:30. Hope to see you, Maybe we can get Uncle with the Orange CarUncle Jeffrey Mobile and Orange Ear Plugs to join in This Nonsense…”


SUNDAY JULY 26, 2009





“This Sunday PHIL PERSON brings his dynamic TRUMPET playing to the bandstand for a night of unbelievable musicianship. Mike plays this insrument as well as any of the horn players that we feature. If you are familiar with and like LOUIS ARMSTRONG don’t miss this player. The music starts at 5pm

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


Captain Carlo’s this Week!

Thursday: Greenhead

Come and see Greenhead in their Captain Carlo’s debut. “Greenhead” is two guys (Mike and Chuck) who play acoustic guitar, sing harmonies and do a range of music from upbeat rock and roll to mellow brunch and dinner music. Greenhead’s song-list includes Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, John Mayer, The Beatles, Weezer, Ryan Adams, Snow Patrol, James Taylor, Plain White Ts, Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett, and more.


As The Nation’s premier tribute to U2, The Joshua Tree pride themselves with their ability to generate a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations.

Without compromising artistic integrity, the band has gone to great lengths to reproduce the distinct sound of one of the world’s most popular rock bands. Unique to The Joshua Tree is their dedication to the entire U2 songbook, including early fan favorites from the 1980-1987 period (Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, and The Joshua Tree).

Playing each song with the same intensity and emotion, the band covers all phases of U2’s career from their first album Boy to the most recent, No Line on the Horizon.

Now Joshua Tree comes to Captain Carlo’s this Friday July 24th out on the deck and under the stars. Tell all your friends about this one it’s going to be a great night of music.

Saturday: The Herland Brothers Band

Boston based THE HERLAND BROTHERS BAND is a top-notch cover/original band, meticulously performing the greatest Rock/Dance hits of yesteryear and today. Since 1994 HB’s high energy cover performances continue to wow and electrify audiences from Maine to New York, with their unique ability to cover all genres vocally and musically, matching the original artist renditions. The band’s original music continues to also excite, leading the Boston Globe to write “A band on the rise with a bright future”. The HB band has performed as either the headliner and/or as an opener for national acts all over the Northeast, including shows at the legendary CBGB’s in New York City.

Sunday: 5pm to 8pm DJ scottie Mac

Monday: The Nancy Hildegarde Jazz Extravaganza Featuring Mark Earley.

So if you want to see and hear great new live music this weekend….. C U @ CC’s

GMG Local Music Schedule June 15-June 21

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.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


From Dave Sag

Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party

Well, summertime’s here and you need sumphthin’ to keep you kool… so here it is: Mr. Willie Alexander heads over to the Rhumb Line this Thursday for a rip-snorting, heart attack inducing maelstrom of good ol’ rock n’ roll. Backing up over him will also be his longtime  glitarist from his Boom-Boom band, Mr. Billyclub Loosigian, and much revered drumnambulist Mr. Stevie Chaggaris. As usual, Greg T. and I will try to rein everyone in just enough to not blow a fuse. Good luck to us! It’ll be a great nite, so don’t miss it!


From Steve Caraway-

..Of Babylon at The Dog Bar

Big Aqua-Net hair and leg warmers welcome

Thursday, June 18 at 9:00pm

Phat Maxx this Friday night at Latitude 43

phat maxx

Friday, June 19, 2009
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT

Latitude 43
Rogers St
Gloucester, MA 01930

So come on by and join us this Friday, June 19th!

See ya soon!

Thad, Pete, and Eric


Mike O’Connell Band Elliott’s Tonight Friday  June 19

So Sorry! Last minute shout out,, Tonight at Elliott’s we will be appearing here on 1 Main St. Gloucester Ma. 8:30-11:30, Please come early for some Great Food and Drinks by Chef Jon,,  Special Guests coming to play also! Sorry so last minute with this e mail, Remember.. We Love You,, and we need your support so come on down and join in Tonight. Hope to see you, Have a great Father’s Day Weekend, Mike


GARFISH returns to The Rhumbline Saturday June 20th


Come dance the night away!

Start Time: Saturday, June 20 at 9:30pm
Where: The Rhumbline

The Rhumb Line has been in the live music business for over 30 years and has built a reputation as THE live music venue on Bostons North Shore. The Rhumb Line attracts a clientele who are passionate about music and expect nothing but the best. The Rhumb Line also serves up GREAT FOOD, so stop in for a great meal before the music starts! http://www.therhumbline.com


Erinn Brown Band –  Our last gig with Fran McConville on guitar….

9:15 pm – 12:30
The Dogbar
65 Main St Gloucester,MA

Come down and say “Bon voyage”…. but don’t buy him too many cuz he’s got a plane to catch!
Steve Peabody, drums/ Alison Keslow, bass/ Fran McConville, lead guitar/ and 2N on gtr/vox.



Elegant Trash – Cameron’s

Saturday   June 20th    9pm

Things To Do- The Rhumbline Striper Tournament

A fun annual event is being held once again tomorrow-

The Rhumb Line Striper Tournament

It’s Saturday August 2, 2008 6:00AM-3:00PM

The entrance fees are $10 for 16y/o and under and $20 for 17y/o and older. The fee includes a free T-shirt & cook-out.

Registration locations are at The Rhumb Line and The Sandy Bay Yacht Club with weigh-in and an awards banquet at The Rhumb Line.

There will be cash prizes and other giveaways

For $10 or $20 thats a great take!

For more info call 978-283-9732