Music Around Town ~ December 27 – Janurary 2, 2011

December 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm (Music)

Seasons Greetings Folks! Just wanted to let you know We will be at Dogbar on New Yrs. Eve, and we have a great show for You All. Please contact Andy for Reservations 978-281-6565,, 65 Main St. Gloucester Ma. Dinner Set Begins at 8 AND THE FOOD IS GREAT! The Line Up will be Mr. Ed Spargo on Bass, Gloucester Native Jason Aptt on Guit And Vox, Mr. Frosty Padgett on drums, and myself playing you all into 2011. Also I have been informed that there will be a few mystery guests as well joining in the music,, I love a good surprise. Please Join Us Now! Saturday Night with an all new Line Up We head across the street To Latitude 43 At Auntie Blake’s New Minglewood Tavern. And what a treat to play with these guys because I never get to . Uncle Timmy Pike Will be playing and singing for You,,  as well as Steve Bankuti On Drums, And Steve Monahan on Bass. I got these guys cause I hit the Lottery… J.K…. What a way to say hey to 2011. Please join us for this, start at 9,  Have A Very Happy And Healthy New Year, Love MO’C


Friday, December 31 at 8:00pm – Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 1:30am

Location The Rhumbline, Gloucester

Created By

More Info Dress up and get down at the Rhumbline’s
2010 MIGHTY FANCY New Year’s Eve Party!Hosted by The Bandit Kings & The Boyfriends
—With MIGHTY FANCY drink specials; MIGHTY FANCY special guests 

—includingmighty fancy Rhumb Line bartenders & mighty

fancy guest musicians

(paging Mr. O’Conner?)—and MIGHTY FANCY door prizes!

It is going to be MIGHTY FANCY, but of course you don’t have to dress up

unless you want to.

December 31, 2010.
Doors are at 8, show at 9 and it’s $10 (don’t be square).

41 Railroad Ave • Gloucester, MA • 21+
Designated drivers welcome…Taxicabs at your command.


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New Year’s Eve in Rockport

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Local Music Seen with Allen Estes

All photos by Manuel Simoes courtesy of GoodMorningGloucester

Allen   Estes
Allen Estes

Peter Van  Ness
Peter Van Ness

Allen’s first guest is the show’s co-producer, Peter Van Ness, co-founder & Celebrate Gloucester.

The premiere show features three songs by Allen Estes, two of which do not appear on any CD. The original premiere, scheduled for December 1 at 6:30pm, was thwarted by a cape-wide blackout. You can see the premiere on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Friday, December 3rd at 1pm and Sunday, December 5th at 6pm. It will air again on Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30pm. Check schedule for more air times. After shows air, you will be able to see archives on this website.

Allen and his guests have fun with lively dialogue exploring creativity, songwriting and the music business.

Shows are taped before a live studio audience.

If you would like to be in the studio audience or you’d like to be Allen’s guest on a future show — or if you have an idea for a guest or questions to ask or topics to cover, please complete the form below and someone will get in touch with you.

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Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers  are going to the International Blues Challenge 2010 in Memphis.

Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers won the blues challenge at Johnny D’s. They’re going to Memphis along with the duo act Cindy Daily and Satch Romano. I heard a new band there “ThrowDown” and man they were wild, wild enough to get me on the dance floor. Thank you Gracie for joining me. All the bands were great and I know it had to have been a wicked hard decision to make. Blues like I like it. Thank you all!

Congratulations to Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers and Driving Blind for winning the first round.  It was an excellent night of music five bands playing all types of blues. Second round goes to Gracie Curran and the High Falutin Band  and The Throwdown Blues Band.  The Lois Greco Band will be in the last day of competitions as well. I am so looking forward to this.

Boston Blues Challenge

The 2010 23 Boston Blues Challenge Line up

Boston Blues Society 2010 Challenge (updated Sep 14, 2010)

Where?Johnny D’s 17 Holland Street, Somerville MA
When? October 3, 10 and 17 (finals) at 5pm (note: there is no blues jam on these dates)
Why? Winner goes to the International Blues Challenge 2010 in Memphis

Boston Blues News

The Boston Blues Society keeps expanding its coverage of events and its participation in the scene. In order for us to keep on this trajectory and truly support local music, we need your help.

Become a member and get involved. Now more than ever community solidarity is needed to keep the blues alive. United it stands, divided it falls.

The Boston Blues Society seeks volunteers to write feature stories and CD reviews for our monthly e-zine. Experience is helpful, but not required. If interested, email <!–

Editor Karen Nugent gets angry, and then reflective, after reading harpist-college professor-author Adam Gussow’s new book, “Journeyman”s Road.” –>

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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. If you happen to stop by you may get to hear the Bandit Kings, Inge Berge and who knows who may appear. 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 jam and to Fred Shrigley for making it possible.

Tuesday – 9:00 to 12:30 ~   Henely Douglas and Soul Force ~V~

Wednesday – 7:00 – 10:00 

Hello everyone!

Dinner with Fly Amero with special guests Rocky and Keri

Keri Anderson and Rocky Kramm are among my most popular guests
through the years at the Rhumb Line.  Their arrangements, played with
finesse and sung with soul, are ingenious and innovative – endless
streams of musical turns, curves and surprises.  Come see for yourself!

*I host and perform as always
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
*Comfort food dinner specials from Dave Trooper’s kitchen
*Sponsored by Shipyard Ale

Great fun!
Food is prepared fresh by “Troop” and is always good!
Fred features special discounted entrees with half-off
on a Shipyard every week!

Rocky & Keri

Thursday9:00 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sags Blues Party with special guest

From Mr. Dave Sags himself,

Just finishing up their world tour, please welcome back The Geezerz®, that fun and games unit we all love so much. Just back from a month long engagement at Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of White People, these guys are loaded for bear, and are just rarin’ to go. Come see that  systolic shaman of swat, Mr. Dave Brown. And the Atomic Clock hisself, Mr. Dave Mattacks. And that factotem pole, Mr. Greg T. with his hat. Santa brought me a brand new bass, and I’m gonna be czeching that out, too. Batteries not included. Some assembly required. Be there!

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ It was a mighty fancy New Year’s Eve  with the Bandit Kings and the BF’s

Saturday -4:00pm ~Sasquatch

Sunday – 8:00 ~ Allen Estes and Orville Giddings


Closed for the season


The Dog Bar~

Saturday ~ New Yeas Eve ~ Mike O’Connell


Minglewood Tavern

Sebastian Moceri           Photo by Louise              Scott Noring

Groovin’ at the Lat.
Live Music at Latitude 43!

Karaoke Mondays!
Every Monday with DJ SCOTTIE MAC In the Pub

December 29, 2010
Dennis Monagle & Friends
Local Drummer showcases local rotating talent every Wednesday In the Pub

December 31, 2010
DJ VITO SPINS till 2am! In the Main Dining Room

December 31, 2010
Roots Based Soul Jam…. in the Tavern 10pm-1am In the Pub

The New Minglewood Tavern!

Look Out cause we are coming to play, all sorts of songs, and psychedelia, and such, cause Jerry is all over that room, as well as  great food,and good times. I will brush up on Justin Tunes as well. We start around 9, so we hope to see you for New Years Day Night… we will be at Lat with Tim Pike And Meself. Mark Your Datebook 4 Dat!

Love MO’C



Tuesday – 7:00 to 9:00 ~ The Woodpeppers – Featuring Dan King, Wolf Gindandes and David Brown



10% of proceeds go to fund Gloucester Arts Education.
We’ll have a new artist every month. Matt

The Franklin Cafe ~

Friday – 7:00 ~ Linda Amero – New Year’s Eve at the Franklin
New Year’s Eve @ The Franklin Cafe
“Sinatra to Bocelli”
Linda Amero & Ferdinando Argenti Linda Amero (vocalist) appearing with Ferdinando Argenti (Piano) for a New Year’s celebration of jazz and Italian-American favorites. Downstairs at The Franklin Cafe, 118 Main Street, Gloucester, MA on New Year’s Eve. 6:30-10:00 pm. Reservations 978-283-7888. 


Blackburn Performing Arts ~


Madfish Grille ~

Thursday ~ 9:00 to close

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~

Sundays ~



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

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

Friday –

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30  ~


Topside Grille –  Events  ~

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a great Christmas!  I also want to let you all know about New Years Eve at the Topside. We will have a great dinner menu featuring Baked stuffed lobster, filet mignon, Duck Ala Orange, Fresh Atlantic Salmon, and Pork Scallopini Ala Oscar (with asparagus and lobster meat). We will also be ringing in the New Year with entertainment from Ryan Faraday and will also have a complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight!! See you there…

Doug Silva
General Manager
Topside Grill
50 Rogers St.
Gloucester, MA
(978) 281-1399


Click photo for  info and tour.


Sunday – 7:00 pm  ~ Ric St. Germain –  Solo Acoustic


Sunday Brunch – 11:00 to 2:00 ~ Jake Pardee and Joe Cardoza

As seen on GoodMorningGloucester

Roaring Mary, a Celtic music trio with guest musicians who appear at the Pleasant St. Tea Co. on the first, third, and (when applicable) fifth Fridays of every month, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Roaring Mary consists of Lin Swicker on guitar, banjo, and mandolin, Steve Levy on banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and vocals, and David de la Barre on whistle, Scottish small pipes, concertina and vocals. They do traditional music from the British Isles–Scotland, Ireland, Britain, and Wales. Invited guests join them each time for additional tunes and songs. They have a Facebook page, Roaring Mary, with graphics etc.

It’s a great time and very cool for kids as well as adults in a venue that is not a bar, appropriate for all ages. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for all you do here Joey, it’s a great website!!


Pamela Campbell


The Gloucester House –

New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch @ Gloucester House Restaurant
Linda Amero & Steve Heck Jazz brunch with Linda Amero (vocalist) and Steve Heck (Piano) at The Gloucester House Restaurant, Seven Seas Wharf, Gloucester, MA on New Year’s day 11:00-2:00 pm. 978-283-1812. 

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Studio Restaurant ~


Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series ~

Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series, 32 Revere St., Gloucester, MA 01930


Cape Ann Community Cinema


Woodmans –
The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~


Old Sloop Coffee House ~

Click banner for event happenings


The Rockport Legion  Band~

Steve Thomas, Music Director
Rockport (MA) Legion Band


Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

One World Coffeehouse ~

The Farm –

Friday ~ 12/31 – NYE W/JACK

Saturday  ~
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



Sunday ~ Michael O’Leary & Friends, 5 to 8 p.m., The Landing, Manchester. Lots of songs of the season and solstice at this special holiday Celtic music session upstairs round the fire.

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