Music Around Town ~ March 21-27, 2011

March 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm (Music)

Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester back on stage ~ Saturday ~ March 26, 2011

Posted on March 20, 2011 by Joanne

The Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester will revisit the “golden oldies” era singing the songs of the Shirelles, the Ronettes, the Crystals, the Everly Brothers, the Angels, the Cookies, Brenda Lee, Doris Day, Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, the McGuire Sisters,  Patti Page, the MaMa’s & The PaPa’s, the Fleetwoods and more.

Everyone takes at turn at singing the lead, the back-up and the harmony vocals.  Sheila Schrank is the fingerstyle guitarist and arranger for the group.  Elaine “Patsy Cline” Persons  also stylizes the late Roy Orbison’s works. Barbara Jansson  plays the harmonica on several songs and  Caroline Haines also sings with the popular acappella group, Leven.   Each vocalist crafts their song with harmony and movement to guide you through a  “sentimental journey” in remembering when…..

There is  plenty of seating and every seat is a “good one” with a clear, unobstructed view.  Doors open just before  7:00 pm.  Seating will be on a “first come” basis, however, reservations can be made by contacting 978-281-3451 (days) or 978-337-2568 (eve.)  and by e-mail at or  $12 for adults/$5 for children 11 and under. The First Rockport Unitarian Universalist chuch is located on

Rockport – 4 Cleaves St.

As seen on GoodMorningGloucester

Dog Bar Restaurant Grand Re-opening This Weekend!

Posted on March 21, 2011 by Joey C

Dog Bar Restaurant Grand Re-opening this weekend with New Menu. Thursday – Millie Manning Band, Friday – Pete Lindberg, Joe Cardoza and Jake Pardee, Saturday – Justin Tocco and Rockin Rewind. Please come down and see our renovated listening room and try a complementary bowl of Monk Fish Chowder.

Click the picture for the DogBar website


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“To err is human to forgive is divine”

It is unfortunate at times to misinform and I hope that if one finds an error in this posting please bring it to my attention so it can be fixed immediately if not sooner.




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~

Starting Now:  Prime Rib Specials!

Hello everyone!


Wednesday, March 23th

Special Guest: ALLEN ESTES!

Greatest and most prolific songwriter in the history of Cape

Ann… bare none!  My good friend, Allen Estes!

Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest

Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…

Prime Rib Dinner –
$9.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!

I hope to see you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Thursday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party

Photo by Sharon Lowe
Well, it was nice to have a week off, but, screw that; let’s get back to work. Jobs! That’s what we musicians need. Without this gig I’d have 10 less dollars a week to squander on foolishness, such as food.  Hope I don’t break a string.
I’ve been bending over backwards (and falling down a lot) to bring you the finest in sustainable egologically sound sound. No misprint, there. Thanx for your continual support. Let’s see what we have for you this time around….
Hmmm, by Jove, I think we got her. Yes, it’s a Done deal: After a long hiatus, let’s welcome back Ms. Diane Blue, Demiurge and Octomom of the Blues. Possibly my favorite frontperson, and a killer harmonicat, to boot. Sings like an angel, walks and talks, too. She’ll be dragging in her entire repertoire for your musical consideration. Make ya wanna dance. Me, I’m leaving the cane home , but I’m bringing my crozier!
Rounding off the ensemble we have the apoplectic Mr. John Hyde, jazz snob and loving husband, on keyboards and demented tri-tones. He just got his beret blocked…somebody  help me. We’re gonna have a shoe-tying contest at first break. Of course Greg T. and myself will be there. Behind the closed curtains will be  Mr. Roger Brocklebank, on skins and concussion, eating his way thru the entire menu. This’ll be a fun time. Wipe your chin and come on down!
On other fronts, I’ve been looking to update and enlarge my email list. Many of the addresses I have don’t work anymore. So, if you think of it, send me updated addresses, or names of friends who might like these mumbly missives. I don’t do FaceBook: I have enough friends who don’t need me to help them waste their time. And thanks to Good Morning Gloucester for printing my weeny rants. See Ya!

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Soul Force -V-

Saturday -9:30 12:30pm ~ Chelsea Berry Band

Sunday – 8:00 ~ Open Mic with Dan King


Closed for the season 


The Dog Bar~

The Dog Bar is now open.

Wednesday – 8-11 ~ Joe Cardoza and Renee Dupois

Thursday – 8:11 ~ Millie Mannng

Friday – 8:00 to 11:00 ~ Lindberg, Pardee and Cardoza

Saturday – 8:00 to 11:00 ~ Justin Tocoo and Rockin Rewind

Sunday – 8:00 to 11:00 ~ Ryan and Max


Minglewood Tavern

Sebastian Moceri      Photo by Louise        Scott Noring

March 21, 2011
Karaoke Mondays
Dj Scottie Mac In the Pub

March 23, 2011
The Dennis Monagle Sessions
Rotating Talent every Wednesday!! In the Pub

March 24, 2011
6:30 ~ Mark Early – in the dinning room

Renee N Joe
The Best Classic Rock Duo on the North Shore!!!! In the Pub

March 25, 2011
Crazy Maggy
Celtic Rock Improv In the Pub

March 26, 2011
Generation Gap
Ultimate Cover Band! In the Pub



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

Wednesday night 7:00 to 9:00 ~

Henry Allen & The New Swingset comes to Gloucester!
Me and Swingset guitarist Arnie Rosen will be at Alchemy, THIS WEDNESDAY 7-9pm. It’s Ladies’ Night! Come whether or not you’re a lady. 🙂


Saturday – 9:00 pm  ~ PAULA KARAHALIS BAN

Time to Celebrate Cape Ann Timebank – $10 donation

The Franklin Cafe ~


Friday – 7:00 ~ Linda Amero




Cape Ann Brewing ~

Chantey Night, an open Tuesday night sing featuring members of Three Sheets to the Wind, Knockabout, and other music groups from the North Shore and the Boston area, has moved from the now-closed Cameron’s to the Cape Ann Brewing Company.   The singing begins at 8:30 every Tuesday night.
For all the schooner heads this is quite a thing to see.  If you have someone coming into town and want to hear and see something very different it can be pretty cool.

Be warned though- don’t go planning a meeting or meet-up where you think you’re going to be able to carry on a conversation while they are singing.  Best to plan it for a different night at Cape Ann Brewing.

Janet Young

About the Sea Shanties ~


Madfish Grille ~

Thursday ~ 9:00 to close

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~

Sundays ~


Topside Grille –  Events  ~

Closed for the season



Click photo for  info and tour.

Sunday – 7:00 pm  ~  DELVIS

DELVIS solo acoustic


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


Thursday at 5:00pmEspressos – E. Gloucester
Other Drink Specials available. Food is Great !
Pleasant Street Tea Company ~!/pages/Gloucester-MA/Pleasant-Street-Tea-Co/69436656326


The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Thursday ~ 7:00 pm  Till 10pm  JAKE PARDEE

Saturday ~ Benefit for West Parish School ~ Will Hunt and The Substitutes ~ featuring – Tucker Lindquist, John Sacco, John Buckner and Peter Van Ness

John Sacco with The Substitutes Benefit for West Parish School

West Parish Auction at Cruiseport Gloucester

Seaport Grille at Cruiseport

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 ~


Boston String Quartet Presented by: Daya Project

Saturday 8:00 pm  ~Liz Longley With Jessee
Sunday – 2:00 pm  CAPE ANN SYMPHONY ~ with Yuki Yasyda, Koto in two world premiere Koto Concertos


Old Sloop Coffee House ~

Click banner for event happenings

Saturday ~ 7:30 pm ~


The Rockport Legion  Band~

Steve Thomas, Music Director
Rockport (MA) Legion Band


Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

One World Coffeehouse ~

The Farm –

Friday ~

Saturday ~



The Landing –

Saturday – 9:00 pm  ~ JUST LIKE NEWMAN

North Shore-based duo


Upcoming events

Shalin Liu Performance Center
Friday, May 27
Tickets available starting 5pm Wednesday, February 9 at the venue’s online box office:

AND… at the 37 Main Street Box Office: 978-546-7391
The Orleans Trio
Best known for “Dance With Me” and “Still the One,” Orleans has more than earned its place in American pop culture history, and continues to sound better than ever.  The Orleans Trio, with original members Lance and Larry (lead voice on ALL the hits) Hoppen, plus Dennis “Fly” Amero is an intimate, “unplugged” version of this prestigious and legendary group. Their vibrant harmonies, deep/broad catalog of classics and impressive NEW tunes, along with signature guitar work are proof that Orleans, in any configuration, is indeed “STILL THE ONE” and “STILL HAVIN’ FUN”! Their audience rapport,
humor, onstage chemistry and versatility make this show a favorite for lovers of all live music.

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