Music Around Town ~ June 14 – 20, 2010

June 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm (Music)

The First 2010 Block Party is This Saturday

Main Street Gloucester
from Pleasant Street to Washington Street

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From Frank Hawks,

Just a heads-up – Scarlett (formerly Slingdaddy), with replacement singer
Megan Downey has been asked back to the Dogbar as the Megan McKenzie Band
this Saturday, June 19th.  I know it’s a little confusing (we will try to
issue programs at the show so you can keep up) but we are also using Tod
Ellyson on drums as our regular drummer is unavailable.  It is also the
first block party of the summer in Gloucester so Main Street will be
hopping.  As a result, we are looking at an earlier start time (8:30pm to
close).  So come on down

The Dogbar is located at 65 Main St, Gloucester, MAis located DogbarThe


Special thanks to Cindy Sisco that tonight, Fly amero will be on the river 92.5 at 10:00pm Monday. The introduction starts sometimes at 9:45.  So, get your radio dials tuned for this event. They will also be mentioning Fly’s special guest for Wednesday Nights “Dinner with Fly” at The Rhumb Line too.


The Gloucester scene: Fiesta Closing in

Written by: Patrick Fitzpatrick

Welcome to my wonderful readers to the latest edition of the Gloucester Scene blog. I realize I kind of took a bit of a hiatus from the writing, but the past couple weeks have been quite intense. There’s so many places to go, literally every night of the week I’ve been playing something somewhere. From impromptu gigs to jams and open mics, Gloucester has had a lot to offer recently in terms of entertainment. Starting off this past Sunday, The Revival featuring Peter Ryan, Megan Downey, Patrick Fitzpatrick and special guest Jesse Downey rocked in the bar of the Dogbar restaurant. We also had Mister Bobby Hopkins jump up and do a couple tunes after his set, which was I believe at the Seaport Grille. There is one more appearance by The Revival before the end of their Sunday residency at the Dogbar. Inge Berge will be kicking off his summer Sunday residency at Dogbar with his CD release party on June 20th.Monday night brings us to the Rhumb Line and the return of Monday Night Open Jam. Its hosted by Dan King and features many awesome professional musicians. This past week, The Bandit Kings were all present including Dennis Monagle, Joe Cardoza, Renee Dupuis and Ann Marie Shimanoski. They played some great tunes together and in pieces accompanying others, including some guitar work by Tony Goddess of Safety and Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents. His wife Sam Goddess (one of the Deelinquents) also got up and sang a bit. The Boyfriends were also in attendance including Ryan Alto, Joey Unis and Max Aprans. They jammed out a decently long set full of awesome covers including “The Weight” and some of their great original songs. Near the end of the evening I got up to play a few oldies with Joe and Dennis of the Bandit Kings backing me up along with a lead guitarist who’s name I missed (sorry!). Everything sounded great and everyone had a lot of fun dancing the night away. Check it out every Monday at the Rhumb Line!
Also I would like to mention on Mondays there is karaoke at Latitude 43 and its pretty hopping. This past week was the karaoke finals. That’s right, they have a regular karaoke competition which runs every five weeks. During the weeks leading up to the finals, karaoke goers can “qualify” and even earn Latitude 43 gift cards based on their singing and presentation. Every week there is a “winner” who receives a $25 Latitude 43 gift card, and for the finals $200 worth of Latitude 43 gift cards are given out. Its a really fun time hosted by Crazy Jay and Scottie Mac, two of the best karaoke hosts I know. Its a really fun time, there’s always a ton of cool people there. Its fun to hit up karaoke for a bit then finish out your night with the open jam once it gets cookin’. Latitude 43, every Monday, 9 PM.
Every Tuesday night at the Dogbar there is an awesome Open Mic Night hosted by the amazingly professional Steve Caraway. Recently a lot of awesome folks have been showing up including Dan King and Ann Marie Shimanoski of the Bandit Kings, Ryan Alto, Joey Unis and Max Aprans of the BF’s, Jim Buhrendorf, Pete Lindberg, Bobby Hopkins, Dan Harvey and Ryan Gibbs and many others. Its a really fun night and its been hopping lately. Definitely the place to be on Tuesday nights in Gloucester. Starts at 9 PM every Tuesday at the Dogbar! Come have fun!
Every Wednesday there is an open blues jam at Cameron’s that starts at 9 PM and is hosted by Blues Addiction. Its a great time with some fun performers. Cheap, strong drinks and plenty of TV’s to watch the game while you take in some great music. Its been picking up a lot lately so its worth checking out. Also on Wednesdays, the Dogbar is always a happening place, with the Pete Lindberg Band still hanging on to their slot. I’ve heard Pete has been trying a lot of new/different acts and accompaniment lately and he’s been writing some new songs, you should definitely go down and check him out too. Every Wednesday, Dogbar, 9 PM!
This past Thursday, The Revival had an impromptu jam with some special guests from Salem. The lineup was Peter Ryan, Megan Downey, Jacqueline Kamel and Patrick Fitzpatrick. Jesse Downey also sat in for a few songs before he had to go, and Brendan Connolly accompanied on keys for a song. It was really spur of the moment, we started pretty late and we were competing with the Celtics game, but it was a really fun jam. Jackie and Megan both have very beautiful voices, and along with keyboard, guitar and djembe, we managed to create a very unique sound. Played a wide variety of covers from classic rock to hip hop along with some original tunes. I think everyone had fun and I’m personally hoping for more opportunities like this in the near future. I hear The Bandit Kings will be picking up a couple of the Thursdays which have been left vacant due to Brian Alex having a more intense schedule with End Train for the summer. I can’t wait to see them play the Dogbar!
There’s always lots to do in Gloucester every night of the week, help support local music and local business! The big Fiesta weekend is coming soon, they’re building already. I’ve already heard that so many great acts will be performing! Of course Chelsea Berry becomes a rockstar on fiesta Saturday this year at the House of Blues in Boston with Pete Lindberg opening for her…but there’s plenty to do in town too! Stay tuned!


Please be sure to check out the links to all these fine musicians and venues on the side bar of this blog.

The Rhumb Line~
Monday  – 9:00 to 12:30  ~ Open Jam with Dan King and friends
I am wicked excited that the Monday night jam is back. I
have to say that I loved hearing The Bandit Kings and Chelsea Berry
over the past few months. They took the place of the jam and gave us
some extraordinary music.
During these jams you get some magical moments from musicians that are there
to let loose with no planned agenda. Thank you to Dan King for hosting
this and to Fred Shrigley
for making it possible.

Dan King at a previous jam session at The Rhumb Line

Tuesday – 9:00 to 12:30 ~   Henely Douglas and Soul Force ~V~
Wednesday – 8:00 to 11:00 ~ Fly Amero ~ Dinner with Fly Amero *I’ll be hosting and performing as always *Each week will feature a special, invited musical guest *Comfort food dinner specials from Dave Trooper’s kitchen *Sponsored by Shipyard Ale
Thursday – 8:30 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sags Blues Party
A few words from Mr. Dave Sags,

Greetings, earthlings! We got a really big load in our pants this week, so let’s get going: The Invisible Empire of the Kooky Klam is proud to sponsor this week’s muse-ical mayhem: the improbable yet inexorable pairing of two giants; Mr. Steve Sadler, on catarrh and vocals, and Dave Mattacks, timekeeper and skin whacker. Y’all know Steve; he’s been around these parts for years ,playing in such immortal bands as The Barking Sharks and the Numb Boys.These days he’s  a much in demand studio kat and call boy around Boston. Everytime he shows up on our stage the joint is wrecked.
And if I gotta tell you about Dave M., you might as well start slashing your ankles right now.What kind of rock you been sleeping under? Edumicate yourself!
Of course greg T. with his hat and myselph will be there, too. Pray for strengt
Friday – 9:00 to 12:30 ~Groove

Saturday – 9:00 to 12:30 ~ Generation Gap

Sunday – 8:00 to 11:00 ~Dan King –  Open Mic Night

Monday -7:00 – Tony Gallo

Thursday 9:00 to close ~The Two of Us – John Jerome and Jim Frontiero

Friday – 9:00 to close ~ The Jim Bogus Crew

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~Clarias a Boston based band five piece rock/pop band.

Sunday – Father’s Day Jazz ~ With Linda Amero

The Dog Bar~

Inge Berge CD release party,

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Hey all! Just a quick shout to remind you that Joe, Leo, Marina, Kascia and myself will be at the Dogbar this coming Sunday for the US release of my new record “10 True Things & A Filthy Dirty Lie.”

We’ll play all the songs off the record and most likely there’ll also be a chance to re-experience some of yer fave latenight bar covers, Inge-style.
Hope to se you all there!
Your chance to get Inge’s latest record – signed!
Luv ya!


Latt43 ~

Monday’s Karaoke in the pub
Live Music at Latitude 43!
June 14, 2010
In the Pub

Wednesday ~ June 16, 2010
Dennis Monagle ’n Friends
eclectic mix of musicians/bands In the Pub

Thursday ~ June 17, 2010
Bingo Fridays
Psychedelic based… Roots and Rock In the Pub

Friday ~ June 18, 2010
DJ Scottie Mac
In the Pub

Saturday ~ June 19, 2010
Jackson Wetherbee Band
Ultimate Cover In the Pub

Tuesday – 7:00 to 9:00 ~ The Woodpeppers – Featuring Dan King, Wolf Gindandes and David Brown
Thursday – 7:30 to 10:00 ~ VILLAGE NIGHT ~Dan King

Madfish Grille ~

Friday ~ Full Circle
June 18, 2010 at 9:30pm
Wes Thibodeau This is undoubtedly a show you will not want to miss! Full Circle is thrilled to be playing the MadFish Grille for the first time and we hope all our fans will please come out to support the band and show the MadFish that the hometown product knows how to rock the house and the local fans know how to party! This will b…e a dance party of epic proportions! We have a special guest on drums… Mr. Pete Malaquias will grace the stage with the boy’s! The MadFish offers delectable dining fare, tasty libations and some of the hottest musical acts anywhere on the North Shore, so wear your dancin’ shoes and join Full Circle as they rock the pylon’s at the MadFish Grille Friday, June 18th starting at 9:30 p.m. See you there
Saturday 9:00 to close ~



Tuesday –  9:00 to close ~ The Sea Shanties ~
Wednesday – 9:00 to close ~ Blues Addiction – E very Wednesday night
Friday – Karaoke night
Saturday – 9:30 to close ~ 

Topside Grille –  Upcoming Events  ~

Thursday -8:00 – close ~ Erinn “2N” Brown:
Erinn Brown, the singer/ songwriter/ musician is sultry with an edge. She has a soulful,original style fusing folk, blues/rock and funk. Brown writes the trueth with strength. “She is an amazingly talented vocalist. You don’t just hear the notes or words she sings – you feel them. She has an uncanny knack for knowing when to hit the brakes and when to slam the gas pedal to the floor…”

Friday ~ 8:00- close  ~ Christa Renee:
A former founding member of Licks and Kicks (, after two years of a hiatus and a move to New England, Christa started writing and recording new music as well as reworking some songs from her days with Licks and Kicks. After placing ads on Craigslist she put together Christa Renee Band which includes Jeff (drums, also in Crash Girl), Pete (bass, also in Scalawag), Les (percussion, also in Sugar House Fizz) in New England and Steve (drums) and Ben (bass) from Daylow in NY/NJ. They have released “Iron Lion” as a single this fall and are in the process of sending it out to local college/community and independent radio stations. They also recently recorded a few more songs including “The Struggle” and “Alien Nation” and are hoping to release an EP in the spring. Christa is also available to do solo shows rocking out with her G&L electric guitar.

Saturday June 19   7:30 PM   Farewell performance of YOUR FAVORITE EX  Tix $10
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YOUR FAVORITE EX!! inside the Blackburn- Saturday night, June 19! Block Party! Outside! Movies! Folk-punk in the parking lot!it all begins at 6 or so…see you @ it, then !!
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The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Studio Restaurant ~
Saturday ~
Sunday ~  Steve Caraway`s Sunday Residency at The Studio
Start Time: Tomorrow, June 6 at 7:00pm
End Time: Tomorrow, June 6 at 11:00pm
Where: The Studio
51 Rocky Neck Avenue,

Gloucester, MA 01930-
4152(978) 283-4123‎

The Rudder at Rocky Neck ~
Sunday 4:00 pm ~ Linda Amero
Cape Ann Community Cinema

——————————————————————————————————————–Woodmans –
The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~

Thursday June 17 : 8pm

The Boston Trio
Irina Muresanu, violin
Allison Eldredge, cello
Heng-Jin Park, piano

Mozart: Piano Trio in C, K. 548
Ives: Piano Trio
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

Friday, June 18 : 8pm

Boston Musica Viva, Richard Pittman, conductor, with Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Michael Gandolfi: Grooved Surfaces
John Cage: Credo in Us
Charles Ives: Five Street Songs
Gunther Schuller: Four Vignettes
Steven Stucky: Boston Fancies

Saturday, June 19 : 8pm

Jupiter String Quartet with Andrés Cárdenes, and Joana Genova violins Ariel Rudiakov viola
Anne Martindale Williams cello

Haydn: Quartet Op. 76, No. 4 Sunrise
Dvorak: Quartet in F, Op. 96 American
Enescu: Octet for Strings in C, Op. 7 (1900)

Sunday June 20 : 5pm

Charles J. Deveau Memorial Concert
Randall Hodgkinson and Leslie Amper, piano duet
Andres Cardenes and Joana Genova, violins, Katherine Murdock and Ari Rudiakov, violas, Anne Martindale Williams, cello, David Deveau, piano

Faure: Dolly Suite for Piano four-hands
Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32
Brahms: String Quintet in G, Op. 111


Old Sloop Coffee House ~

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Saturday –  7:30 ~


Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –
9:00 am ~ A Father’s Day Breakfast Experience with Gordon Michaels
2009 Boston Winner David Foster Singing Contest

One World Coffeehouse ~
Thursday  ~ Fly Amero

Songwriters in the Round With Charlie Farren, Jon Butcher and Allen Estes

The Farm –

Saturday ~ 6/19 ~ Fishercats

Manchester Crossing –
Saturday- 8:00 to 11:30

Date: Saturday,
Time: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: Manchester Crossing
Street: 40 Beach St.
City/Town: Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

The Landing –
Sunday – 6:00 to 9:00 ~ Michael O’Leary –  Celtic music session with Bob and Jen Strom.


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