Music Around Town ~ April 4 -10, 2011

April 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm (Music)

… looking out at a waterfront sunset, Gloucester harbor

Seaport Grille at Cruiseport, Gloucester MA
April 6th, Wednesday night from 6pm – 9 pm
Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester

will join the Everly Sisters in the lounge.
You’ll know every song, just sing along with
a friend and a soothing beverage.  It’s gonna be
a fun night.  Please join us.  FREE show.


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Blues like I like it.

by Joanne Silva on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 1:20pm

The Rosebud was host to five bands with a Mississippi Delta, Rockabilly, Sultry blues style that totally fulfilled any desire that I could ever have for live blues. You know the feeling you got when you were a child or as an adult for that matter at Christmas time, oh the anticipation. Well that’s how it was for me last night. I know there is no comparison between the two. Many times you may have heard me say music is my addiction and I really can’t deny it.

It started off with the Tokyo Tramps whirling into a cyclone of music that picked you up and carried you away, ending there set with  on fire version of “Rollin and Tumblin”. Then came Cashman, smokin,  when he was done I knew that I had to get his CD the last song unfortunately was not on the recording so I have something to look forward to. Do I know the name of it no, but I will find out for sure.

Next was Pork Chop Willie. This band had the Junior Kimbrough thing goin down big time. Way to busy dancing to remember all the songs, you have to know, they were great.  Then came the Ten Foot Polecats. They exceeded my expectations once again and the most energetic out of all the bands. New song “I’m In Love All Over Again” and One of my most favorites “Squeeze”  They ended their set with “Chickenhead Man” they did T-Model Ford good on this one. Man, and let me tell you the room was smokin, people dancing all around hootin and hollerin, this is one song you can’t sit still too. Then to top it all off, the cherry on top, Kent Burniside. R.L. Burnside’s grandson. He is certainly carryin on the tradition. I own two of his CD’s and the word is another is coming in July and it’s going to be on a label this time, can’t wait for that. I love the way the guitar cry’s and Kent’s voice is so soothing and he has some wicked deep messages in his songs. ” I Heard”, “Why Do You Do Me Like You Do” and  “Black Mattie” were some of songs, it was all so good. Whole lotta dancing goin on. The news is they are going to try to have more events like this in the future at the Rosebud and around the Massachusetts area.

What an extraordinary show and so look forward to the next one, big time. Hope to see you there.

Special thanks to Jim Chilson, the Boston Blues Society, in conjunction with Blues Audience Magazine and JugTown Radio for this event.


“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!

Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm ~ Special guest ~Bradley Royds

*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

From Dave himself,

He’s baack… after a long hiatus at a bingo machine repair school, Mr. Steve Sadler joins us for a night of bilious rumination and metamusical delight.  One of the busiest guys I know, Steve has been known to whip out a mandolin or fiddle or even a ukelele, or is it an ukelele?  Nonetheless, get your butt down here to see how it all unfolds.  The dude amazes me.
Backing him up will be our very own localboy, Mr. John Loud, of the famous Ennui Smith Band, on skins and concussion. Of course, Greg T. and myself complete the transaction.
And don’t forget: Monday Afternoon from 1 to 3 at the ROSE BAKER Senior Center, it’s the GOOD OLD SALTY JAZZ BAND.,featuring Mark Earley and a cast of thousands, myself among them. Hear us stretch the limits of believability and honor the masters of the Great American Schlongbook. It’s free, just like this email. Hope you like it.
The silly note youall got from me this mourning was a forward from Our fearless leader, Fred, at the Rhumb Line. Where else?? C’mon now, what else have I got to do? New menu, new whine list. Come czech it out. Lower fat and agglutinization of the facts will prove to be a windfall for us all.

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ The Runaround

Saturday – 7:30pm ~ Chelsea Berry CD release party upstairs

9:30 to 12:30 ~ Mari Martin and The Dirty Little Secrets

I have seen Mari on a few occasions and this woman can belt it out. This is the bands first time at the Rhumb Line to my knowledge. Come and check her out. While you are at it pay Chelsea Berry a visit and help celebrate her new CD, upstairs.

Sunday – 8:00 ~ Sasquatch


Closed for the season


The Dog Bar~

The Dog Bar is now open.

Tuesday ~9 to 12:00 Open Mic – with Steve Caraway

Wednesday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Lindberg, Pardee and Cardoza

Thursday – 9:00 to 11:00 ~ 

Friday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Mike O’Connell

Saturday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Monkeywax

Sunday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Ryan and Max


Minglewood Tavern

Sebastian Moceri      Photo by Louise        Scott Noring

April 6, 2011
Dennis Monagle Sessions
New Talent every Wednesday…hosted by drummer Dennis
Monagle!!! In the Pub
Thursday – 6:30 pm ~ Mark Early

April 8, 2011
Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket
Down N Dirty Funk Jams In the Pub

April 9, 2011
Gary Backstrom Band
Original Rock/Blues 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 7:00 to 9:00 ~ Chelsea Berry


The Franklin Cafe ~

Friday – 8:00 ~ Chelsea Berry




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 ~ 9;00 to close


Topside Grille –  Events  ~

Hey everyone,

The Topside Grill is finally opening for the season this Friday! We hope everyone had a great winter (stupid snow!), and are now ready for Spring and warm weather. We have completely renovated our entire dinning room this year and can’t wait for everyone to see it! We are expecting a great weekend so we are encouraging people to make reservations for best seating during dinner hours 🙂 hope to see you all there!

We are also featuring new photography by Judith Montferrante and the Good Morning Gloucester photographers all around the restaurant! Also, launching my brand new Spring cocktail menu which I am very excited about (new drinks, wine, and beer). See you this weekend!!!


Doug Silva

General Manager

Topside Grill

50 Rogers St.

Gloucester, MA

(978) 281-1399



Click photo for  info and tour.

Sunday – 7:00 pm   ~ QUILL (JESSE CIARMATARO)


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 !

Friday night 7:30 to 11:00 ~ Steve Caraway

Pleasant Street Tea Company ~!/pages/Gloucester-MA/Pleasant-Street-Tea-Co/69436656326


The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Wednesday ~ 6:00 – The Everly Sisters

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 ~

Thursday – 8:00 ~ Miranda Russell

Friday – 7:00 pm    

Saturday 8:00 pm  ~

Sunday – 2:00 pm  ~


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 –

Friday 8:30 pm 

Saturday – 9:00 pm  ~

Sunday 5:00 –


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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