Music Around Town ~ July 12 – 18, 2010

July 12, 2010 at 5:13 pm (Music)

The Harbor Loop Concert Series Presents Full Circle & Fun Bucket

July 15,2010

6:00pm  to 9:00pm

Come enjoy an evening of awsome, live music performed by two of Cape Anns’ own rock bands! First, we have Full Circle who will get the crowd moving with their own brand of Classic Rock. Full Circle features: Wes Thibodeau V., Mike Stanton B., V. Fred Tarbox G., V., Greg Dann D., V., Mike Feeney G., & Chet Lane K., and next we will have a group loved all over the North Shore, the incredible FunBucket featureing the unbelivable Mike( Mr. Bogus) McMahon G., the amazing Greg (Dapper) Dann D., V., & the ever illustrious Steve Caraway B., V. This will be an evening of live music entertainment that you will not want to miss. Bring a blanket and a cooler and the whole family!

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Funbucket brings their special brand of musical mayhem to The Harbor Loop Concert Series this Thursday night. Our good friends Full Circle (w/FB drummer , Greg Dann) go on at 6pm, with Funbucket going on at 7:45pm, barring any snags due to Mr. Bogus`s “legal/medical difficulties”. He`s been advised to be aware the stage area is cobblestone but paramedics will be standing by, just in case.

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Stage Fort Park

Free Outdoor Summer Concert Return to Stage Fort Park

The Free Summer Concert Series returns to the Antonio Gentile Bandstand in Stage Fort Park on the edge of Gloucester harbor. These concerts offer a wide range of musical styles to enjoy in the beautiful summer weather with a view of picturesque Gloucester Harbor.

Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA

July 18, 7pm, John Penny Band
(Country Western)


“To err is human to forgive is divine”

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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:
Whoo, boy, another big load this week, so let’s get goin’!
This Thursday at the Rumpline I’m proud to present Mr. Andrew Clark, the tootin’ Torquemada of the tenor, who’ll be bringin’ his whole schtick with him, I hope. He sings!  He honks! and he rearranges molecules of familiar songs into  totally new configurations, bedazzling both the listener and confused musicians alike.
Blacking him up will be that glitar Svengali, Mr. Greg Tower, and Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett on the drumbulators. And me, too.
Friday nite sees the triumphant return of the”Geezerz” at the Studio Restaurant, if we can find the place. For you unformed nim buses, that’s Dave Brown, systolic swami of slide, Greg tower (again, no intro needed), and myselph. Unfortunately, our glue-like drummer, Dave Mattacks, isrecovering from a bizarre foot- pedal accident, so Frosty will be on hand , again.Do come! hours 9 to 12:30
Sunday I’m back at Glenn’s Cool Bar, in Nbpt., with the Justin Quinn Band from 6 to 9. Best restaurant around, but I;m sick of tellin’ ya cuz nobody from Globster ever comes. it’s over the bridge!! And you’re over the hill!
And finally ,on Monday, The Old Salty’s will be struttin’ their stuff at the Rose Baker Senior Center from 1 to 3 pm. All you unemployed fans oughta  come on down. Free bingo , too.

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Kingsley Flood

I am so excited to see that Kingsley Flood is back in Gloucester at The Rhumb Line. They rule!

Check out this article. Seems like these guys are appearing in print a lot these days. Love it.

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

Sunday 8:00 to 11:00 ~  The Tide

Summer Sundays are an extra bonus. Kick the family out and join The Gloucester Beatles, the singing  Baird Bros. to dance the night away, singing along to songs you haven’t heard for decades but you know every word to them.  Eat, drink and be merry at the Rhumbline,  Gloucester’s rock’n’roll love shack  it’s nothing but fun.


Monday -7:00 –

Thursday 9:00 to close ~ FUN FUN FUN!!!

Friday – 9:00 to close ~    The Herland Brothers Band , will rock your dock off.

Saturday –  6:30 to 8;30 Acoustic Dinner Set with  Casey Herlihy

9:00 to Close ~Exit 11

Sunday  – 4:00pm ~ Michael King plays songs you know & love

The Dog Bar~

Tuesday – 9:00 to close ~ Open Mic  with Steve Caraway

Wednesday 9:00to close ~ Pete Lindberg Band

Thursday 9:00 to close ~ Stump Trivia

Friday 9:00 to close ~ The Gravel Project

Sunday 12:00 pm to 1:30pm ~ The Sandra Lee/Ric St. Germain Duo

Sundays – 9:30 to 12:00

Inge Berge’s new  Band is “The Sweet Hang”

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Latt43 ~

——————————————————————————— Jalepenos~

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

Blackburn Performing Arts ~


Madfish Grille ~

Thursday ~ 9:00 to close

Friday ~9:00 to close –

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~ Dmus ~ Mark Mitchell




Tuesday –  9:00 to close ~ The Sea Shanties ~

Wednesday – 9:00 to close ~ Blues Addiction – E very Wednesday night

Friday –

Saturday – 9:15 to 12:30  ~ Full Circle

Topside Grille –  Upcoming Events  ~

Thursday -8:00 – close ~ Greg Lutrell:
Greg Luttrell is a singer & guitarist from Detroit, MI who relocated to Boston and gets around doing performances of all kinds of feel good music. Whether performing with one of many bands or as a solo act, Greg’s energy and delivery are a unique experience. Luttrell is an outstanding guitar player and his voice has been likened to Marvin Gaye, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Brad Nowell. He honed his skills playing in blues and cover bands in the 90s and formed his own funk and soul band, Michigan Blacksnake who released Michigan Blacksnake(1997) and the road at a breakneck pace.  They were nominated for a Boston Music Award as Best Funk Band in 2000  and continued playing concerts and festivals for the next three years. They shortened the name to Blacksnake and released Mind Over Matter(2004) and played 200+ shows that year and for years after all over the US and in the Caribbean. In between runs with his bands, Greg has thrilled crowds from NY to LA with his solo acoustic performances. With a song list topping 400 tunes and a deep knowledge of genres, there’s almost no crowd he can’t jam with.  He formed his own band again in 2005, the Greg Luttrell Band, a full band version of his acoustic act where genres blend seamlessly and songs evolve every night for whatever kind of party is happening. Check out more at

Friday 8:30 to close ~ John Jerome:
Gloucester’s own John Jerome has been one of the best acts across Gloucester hands down! He is well known for his talents playing along with his brother and has many reasons to be so well thought of. He has played at pretty much every local spot that plays music in town and many more. He plays a nice mix of cover songs and some of his own original music and can wow you with either.


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8:00 to 10:30

The Sandra Lee/Ric St. Germain Duo


The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~


Studio Restaurant ~

Friday –  Friday nite sees the triumphant return of the”Geezerz” at the Studio Restaurant, if we can find the place. For you unformed nim buses, that’s Dave Brown, systolic swami of slide, Greg tower (again, no intro needed), and myselph. Unfortunately, our glue-like drummer, Dave Mattacks, isrecovering from a bizarre foot- pedal accident, so Frosty will be on hand , again.Do come! hours 9 to 12:30

Saturday- 9:30 to 12:30 ~

Sunday ~  Steve Caraway`s Sunday Residency at The Studio

Start Time:  4:00pm
End Time: 8:00pm
Where: The Studio ~ Hopefully on the deck
51 Rocky Neck Avenue,

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

The Rudder at Rocky Neck ~


Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series ~

July 18, 7pm, John Penny Band
(Country Western)

July 25, 7pm, Overdrive
(R & B Rock with Horns)

August 1, 7pm, Compaq Big Band (Jazz)

August 8, 7pm, Soft Touch Dance Band

August 15, 7pm, Cape Ann Community Band (Concert Band)
“A Salute To Swing”

August 22, 7pm, Old Cold Tater
(Acoustic Bluegrass)

All programs subject to change
Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series, 32 Revere St., Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Community Cinema


Woodmans –
The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the Shalin Liu Performance Center

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the Shalin Liu Performance Center

Also this week:

Wednesday, July 14: 7:30 pmFREE LECTURE
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Chopin and Schumann at 200
Charles Shadle, composer and senior lecturer in music at MIT, and pianist Judith Gordon

Mr. Shadle will discuss and demonstrate the contrasts and similarities between these two iconic Romantics. Ms. Gordon will provide musical examples at the piano.

Friday, July 16 : 6 pm Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
Prelude Supper Lecture Series
Nicholas Kitchen, Violinist, Borromeo String Quartet.
Lecture Topic: Mr. Kitchen will speak about the music of
Schubert and Schumann being played during the evening’s concert.
$30 per person includes gourmet boxed dinner, lecture and Q&A.

Thursday July 15 : 8pm

Brentano String Quartet

Haydn: Quartet in F, Op. 77, No. 2
Hartke: Night Songs for a New Flower (2009)
Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Friday, July 16 : 8pm

Brentano String Quartet with David Deveau, piano

Schubert: Quartet No. 15 in G, D. 887
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op. 44

Saturday, July 17 : 8pm

Midori, violin
Ozgur Aydin
, piano

Beethoven: Sonata in A minor, Op. 23
Bloch: Sonata No. 2
Szymanowski: Myths
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Sunday, July 18 : 5pm

Richard Stoltzman, clarinet, Mika Yoshida, marimba, Peter John Stoltzman, jazz piano,
David Deveau, piano

Lukas Foss: Three American Pieces
Brahms: Sonata in E-flat for clarinet and piano,
Op. 120, No. 2
Steve Reich: New York Counterpoint


Old Sloop Coffee House ~

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Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

9:00 am ~ David Langhoff – Gumbo Diablo Band
Zydeco, New Orleans R&B/Latin/ Raggae/Roots Rock

One World Coffeehouse ~

The One World Coffeehouse

at the First Universalist Church ofEssex

July 17  –  The Singer-Songwriter Round TableIncluding:

Fly Amero

He finds his musical roots from deep within the 60’s pop revolution. Influences range from Bob Dylan to James brown to Roy Orbison to Aretha Franklin… and just about everything in between

Allen Estes

The Maine native can’t use a single, snappy phrase to let folks know that he works and lives both in Gloucester, Mass. and Nashville. In the same way, his music defies easy description; part country, part rock ‘n’ roll, part folk.

Charlie Farren

Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style.

Jon Butcher

Some of Jon’s influences are Richie Havens, John Lennon, Phil Lynott, Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal.

This will be a singer songwriter round table with four very talented musicians each presenting their songs and styles and backing each other up throughout this incredible evening.Tickets are $20.00 and reservations are strongly recommended. Call the Essex UU Church at 978-768-3690and make your reservation early!!


From the North and West:

Take I-95 South to Rt. 133 Exit. Left at ramp to Ipswich. (133 merges with 1-A.) When South of Ipswich, take left for 133. Continue to Essex. In Essex, 133 intersects 22. The Church is to the left on the opposite side of intersection.

From the South:

Take I-95 North to Rt. 128 Gloucester. Take Exit 15, School Street, Manchester/Essex. Turn left at the exit; Continue into Essex and take a left onto 133. (Opposite the Silly Goose Toy Store) Continue past Woodman’s Restaurant and the causeway bridge. The Church is up on the left before 133 turns to the right.

For Parking:

Please do not park in the restaurant parking lot. Turn onto Rt. 22 and turn left just after the Police Station, there you will find ample parking at the Public Parking Lot behind the police station.

59 Main Street Essex, MA 01929 | ||Reservations: 978-768-3690


The Farm –

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~ Acoustic Underground

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~ Michael O’Leary– Celtic Music Session, 6-9pm. Trad songs ‘n tunes with string players Bob & Jen Strom.


Upcoming Events

THE GLOUCESTER MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER is proud to present SEASCAPE on July 24–25. This 2-day festival celebrates Gloucester’s relationship with the sea through music, dance, storytelling and the visual arts. SEASCAPE is produced with grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Commission. 978-281-0470


Two upcoming events at the
Shalin Liu Performance Center:

  • Second performance by Regina Carter added for 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 24
  • FREE lecture on Wednesday, July 14 on “Chopin and Schumann at 200″
Second Regina Carter performance: Saturday, July 24 at 5 p.m.
Regina Carter.
Regina Carter.

Due to popular demand, Rockport Music is thrilled to announce a second performance by violinist Regina Carter on Saturday, July 24 at 5 p.m. Called “enormously gifted” by the New York Times and described by the Los Angeles Times as a “talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument,” Regina Carter will play a 75-minute set without intermission at 5 p.m. She will perform at the Shalin Liu Performance Center a second time that evening at 8 p.m. Although the 8 p.m. performance is sold out, last-minute tickets may become available.

Ms. Carter will be performing works from her new album Reverse Thread, an innovative and eclectic mixing of jazz and African folk melodies performed by a band of preeminent musicians on a variety of instruments, from Ms. Carter’s violin to the accordion to the African kora.

Read a review of a recent performance of Reverse Thread by the New York Times, and hear another performance by Ms. Carter and her band in the studio at NPR.

Purchase your tickets to the 5 p.m. performance today!

FREE lecture on Wednesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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