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We’re Loco for Willie over the next 2 weeks with 50 Years of Rock n Roll History

Willie "Loco" Alexander at his 70th Birthday Bash

Photo by: Anne Rearick.

You may know that award-winning local filmmaker Henry Ferrini shot Willie “Loco” Alexander’s 70th birthday bash at Somerville’s Davis Square Theater back in January.  Well now he’s edited all that footage down to a one-hour show that will air on Cape Ann TV next week on Tuesday, March 26 at 9pm and Friday, March 30 at 9pm.  And, at Henry’s request, after his special, Cape Ann TV will air the Local Music Seen with Allen Estes show with Willie as guest.  Needless to say Allen, Vickie and I we are honored at Vincent’s request.  To get you psyched for the next week’s special Ferrini cablecast, we’re airing Willie’s Local Music Seen show this week Wednesday at 6:30pm, Friday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 6pm.

Willie "Loco" Alexander at his 70th Birthday Bash

photo Paul Cary Goldberg

Check out Henry’s official press release, below, with details on all the famous people who attended from Governor Patrick to Peter Wolf to locals Dave Sag, the Razdan’s and John Hardy (of Alexandra’s bread).

50 Years of Rock and Roll History
On January 12, 2013 at the Davis Square Theater in Somerville,  Gloucester resident, Willie “Loco” Alexander celebrated his 70th birthday.  Unbeknownst to the “god-father of punk,”  his wife Ann Rearick had put together a small army of musicians to help Willie celebrate his special day.  The theater was filled with 17 to 70 year old rockers from Cape Ann to London all pumped  to get on stage and perform from Willie’s prolific song book.  Writers Ted Widmer,  Amanda Cook and Jim Dunn provided some personal history of the School Street resident. Even Governor Patrick  chimed in with a birthday greeting.
Bands and players included:  Dave Saginario, Roger Miller, The Boom Boom Band, The Bags (with Jon Hardy on Bass and vocals), Birdsongs of the Mesozoic with Boby Bear, Peter Wolf, Roger Miller, Andrea Gillis, the Nervous Eaters, Mike Tucker, Mission of Burma, Barrence Whitfield, Persistence of Memory Orchestra,  w/ Ken Field and Marc Chenevert,  Manzie, Dennis Brennen, Randy Black, Ed “Moose” Savage,  Frank Rowe,  John Roy, and Jon Macie,  Reddy Teddy, The Darlings,  The A-Train Orchestra with Alek and Rikki Razdan,  David “Doc” Vincent , Dan Whalen and Ken Demaine, John Powhida and David Minahan & the neighborhoods.
The extravaganza was produced, shot and edited  by Henry Ferrini as a part of the Gloucester Writers Center video archive. Ferrini  said,  “This is the kind of event that usually happens when you’re dead, Willie deserves it while he’s still kicking.  Didn’t I hear he was going to be Gloucester’s next poet Laureate.”
The hour long show will be cablecast on Cape Ann TV.

Piano Playin’ Preacher & Willie “Loco” Rock Dog Bar tonight

If you’ve never seen Preacher Jack, now’s your chance.  Imagine the guy from this video and Willie “Loco” on the same stage.  Whew!  Get ready to ROCK!

And if that weren’t enough, T MAX, is releasing his new CD SHAKE!  All tonight, all free.  At the Dog Bar.

For those of you who can’t fit into the Dog Bar, there’s lots of other great music tonight too.  See full music lineup here.

The “Doc” is in the House!

The “Doc” Will Be In The House!!

Willie Alexander…will be joining David “Doc” Vincent…Alek Razdan…Rik Razdan..New Years Eve..in Rockport Mass. Shalin Liu Performance Center Main Street ..here is an early W.A. video this aired on M.T.V. Filmed on Bass Rocks in Gloucester..thought you might enjoy this.

Previously aired on GMG


Fun filled music video shot in Gloucester, Massachusetts in the early 1980’s, starring: Willie Alexander and the Confessions.

GMG Local Music Sept. 3 – Sept. 7

Lots of great music around town this Labor Day Weekend. Check it out!

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


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Blues Party at the Rhumb Line

From Dave Sag-

“Wow! a busy week ahead! So gird your grid for the big end of summer blast.
This thursday at the Rumline I’m proud to present the one, the only Godfather-in-law of punk: Willie”Loco” Alexander, the all-weather blues god and all purpose keeper of the flame. The master of piano triplets, he’ll be bangin’ out Fats Domino and  Buck Cherry lix all nite long. Backing him up will be Johnny Loud, the quiet drummer and , of course Greg T. and myself.”


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd….9-12pm, THE ERINN BROWN BAND (Steve Peabody, Alison Keslow and 2N) play @ LATITUDE 43, Rogers Street (Rt. 127) in Gloucester,MA.




Orville Giddings band from 8:30 to 11:30

From Dave Sag-

“Friday nite I’ll be down at Elliot’s ,filling in with  the Orville Giddings band from 8;30 to 11;30. Li’l Stevie Chaggarris on drums holding down the fort.”


Event:  GARFISH @ The Gull Restaurant Friday September 4th
“Put on your dancing shoes!”
What: Performance
Host: Gar Hiltz
Start Time: Friday, September 4 at 9:00pm
End Time: Saturday, September 5 at 12:05am
Where: The Gull Restaurant



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th…5-9pm,  Erinn and Alison play @ THE GULL, 75 Essex Street (Rt. 133) at Cape Ann Marina Resort in Gloucester, MA


Madfish Grille


From John Keegan-

Join us in celebrating the Last Dog Day’s of Summer  at the Madfish Grill this Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, September  5th, 2009
A Rare Live appearance! John Keegan and Madhouse will be playing at the Madfish Grille, On Saturday, September  5th, 2009  , 77 Rocky Neck Ave, Located in the Historic Rocky Neck District of Gloucester, Massachusetts The Oldest Art Colony in the Country!

What could be a  better way to celebrate the Official Send-off to the Summer Season
Fantastic Food,( they got a GREAT NEW Chef)  Ice Cold Drink’s,  an awesome Raw Bar, and your favorite band playing at one of the Coolest Places on the Water!

Come One, Come All, Come Early, Bring Your Friends,  and don’t forget your Dancing shoes!
Hope to see you all there,

Rock On!




Event: SAFETY Labor Day Red & White Ball at Rockafellas in Salem
“Wear white for labor day!”
What: Concert
Host: Rockafellas
Start Time: Sunday, September 6 at 9:00pm
End Time: Monday, September 7 at 12:00am
Where: Rockafellas of Salem



All DAY MUSIC @  THE BLACK LOBSTER, Bridge St (formerly Strombergs)
in the Tent, on the water, beneath the Beverly/Salem Bridge!

L A B O R  D A Y !!! September 7th, from 12-7pm.
LISA MARIE BAND plays from 12-2 pm
ERINN BROWN BAND plays from 2:30-4:30 pm
ELLE GALLO BAND plays from 5 -7 pm

For more Info…

THANX FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!