Music Around Town ~ May 16 – 22, 2011

May 16, 2011 at 2:36 pm (Music)


WHAT:                  pApAs fritAs

WHERE:                at The Rhumb Line

WHEN:                  Thursday May 19th

TIME:                    9pm

DEETS:                  21+/$3

WITH:                    The BF’s (9pm)

                                pApAs fritAs (10:15pm)

                                The Bandit Kings (11:30pm)

pApAs fritAs is kicking off their European tour with their first gig since 2003 at The Rhumb Line on Thursday, May 19th starting at 9pm and accompanied by The BF’s and The Bandit Kings.  (Thanks to Dave Sag for giving up one of his fantastic Thursday night slots to allow the band a hometown show!)  The Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona has invited pApAs fritAs to reunite this year for their 50,000+ attendee festival, which will be preceded by shows in Brussels, Paris, and Marseilles.   Two of their three albums (on Minty Fresh Records, Chicago) were recorded in West Gloucester, so after six European tours, two Japanese tours, countless cross-U.S. tours, and ten years…it’s fitting for the band to reunite here in Gloucester.  The band will be playing with Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents the next day (Friday, May 20th) at Harpoon Fest (at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston), as well, before departing for Europe.

Concert, Spring Popsbuy
Tickets online


Wagner Meistersinger Overture Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1 & 5 Bradshaw Norman’s Woe Williams Schindler’s List Theme The Flight to Neverland Copland Selections from Old American Songs, Robert Honeysucker, Baritone Rodgers Oklahoma Sousa Semper Fidelis Tchaikovsky Finale to the 1812 Overture

Concert Notes

The season ends with a bang—literally, with the famous cannon shots at the conclusion of the 1812 Overture.  Before that, we are treated to an assortment of well loved tunes drawn from the classics, Broadway musicals and the movies, and old American songs sung by the incomparable Robert Honeysucker.

Concert Dates: Saturday, May 21, 8pm

Purchase tickets…

Ticket Prices: Adults $35 Seniors 65+ $30 Young Adults $15 12 and under FREE

Fuller Auditorium. directions


“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. 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~

Prime Rib Specials! Wednesdays Only!Hello everyone!  

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line
Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesdays Only!
Hello everyone!

Wednesday, May 18th Special Guest Host: JOHN ROCKWELL!

Do not be misled by this photograph… John Rockwell is not, nor has he ever been a member of the Clancy Brothers.  But he IS a brilliant talent with a bottomless catalog of classic material.  John has generously offered to host in my place this week as touring takes me away to the west.  Come and say hello! 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! Sincerely… I hope to see you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

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

Photo by Sharon Lowe

From Dave,

The Blooz Party is takin this week off in order to donate our livers to science fiction.  Be back the following week with Dave Brown, the Carol Doda of sliiide guitarrh. Thank yoo for your contigual support.

Thursday – 9:30 to 12:30

 The BF’s (9pm)

 pApAs fritAs (10:15pm)

The Bandit Kings (11:30pm)

Friday –  9:30 to 12:30 ~ Greg Luttrell Band. Greg Luttrell, Mike Mixis and Benny Benson

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Pete Lindberg

Sunday8:00 to 11:00 ~ Allen Estes and Orville Giddings


Thursday – 6:30 to 9:30 ~ Fil from Emergency Broadcast System

Friday9:00 to 12:00 ~ 2Adam12

Saturday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ The Herland Brothers

Sunday – 3:30 to 6:30


The Dog Bar~

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 ~ Mari Martin and The Dirty Little Secrets

Friday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Joe Mack Band

Saturday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Blue Pot ~ Rowen, Mattacks and Brown

Sunday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~  Ryan and Max


Minglewood Tavern

Sebastian Moceri      Photo by Louise        Scott Noring

May 18, 2011 Dennis Monagle Sessions ~ Featuring ~ Quill Rotating talent every Wednesday! In the Pub

May 19, 2011 The Dejas Original Soul Music In the Pub

May 20, 2011 Jake Pardee Band Blues Rock In the Pub

May 21, 2011 Soul Robot Bluesy-Funk Dance Music…must see! In the Pub



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



“Art of Alchemy”


10% of proceeds go to fund Gloucester Arts Education.

We’ll have a new artist every month. Matt

Wednesday ~ Ladies night ~ 7:00 to 9:00 ~ 


The Franklin Cafe ~

Friday – 8:00 ~ 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 ~

Thursday nights  ~ Open mic with Brian Fines

Saturday 9:30 ~


Madfish Grille ~

Friday – 9:00 ~ Groove Therapy

Saturday – 9:00 ~  Dreadrocks


Topside Grille –  Events  ~



Click photo for  info and tour.

Thursday –  Saturday 8:30 pm  ~ JOE THOMAS

Sunday – 7:00 pm  ~ 7:00 pm  


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


Coffee House at Saint John’s ~


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


The Gloucester House –

——————————————————————————————————————- 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 –

Woodman’s of Essex

Latin Night events at the Lobster Trap is Essex, presented by Franco Lazo Morales, Woodman’s Director of Entertainment.  You can expect a live music set early around 7 that will lead you into Salsa lessons and a live DJ Latino-style dance party!  Franco is from Mexico City and works as a soloist inviting along special guests, he plays a variety of Latin inspired music with a reggae flare.  Please spread the word, these events are taking place every Thursday in May with prospects of continuing throughout the Summer!!/event.php?eid=215246525158899

——————————————————————————————————————- The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~ Performance Center” –


Friday – 7:00pm ~ Luther Guitar Jr Johnson

Saturday – Jesse Colin Young Quartet

37 Main Street, Rockport, MA

978-546-7391 or

Shalin Liu Performance Center,

Main Street in Rockport, MA


Old Sloop Coffee House ~

Click banner for event happenings

Friday – 7:30 pm ~ 


The Rockport Legion  Band~

Steve Thomas, Music Director Rockport (MA) Legion Band WEB: E:


Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

————————————————————————————————- One World Coffeehouse ~

———————————————————————————————————————————— The Farm –

Friday  – Richard James

Saturday – Bucket of Blues


The Landing –

Friday 8:30 pm 

Saturday – 9:00 pm  ~

Sunday 6:00 Will and Jan


Upcoming events



Monday, May 23, 8PM

Composed a century apart, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony both share a sense of pushing the symphonic genre into new areas, in both cases partly through the inclusion of chorus. But while Beethoven’s final work in the genre bears an outwardly “symphonic” structure–four movements and a big finale–Stravinsky’s from 1930 feels more oratorio-like. “It is not a symphony in which I have included Psalms to be sung,” Stravinsky said. “On the contrary, it is the singing of the Psalms that I am symphonizing.” In any event Stravinsky’s finale, “Alleluia-Laudate Dominum” delves the same celebratory spirit that made Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” an unprecedented expression of ecstasy in 1824. Maestro Dutoit is joined in this ingenious pairing by renowned soloists and the Philadelphia Singers Chorale.

General Admission: $15, $5 for students and youth 18 and under. 978-546-7391 or


ORLEANS TRIO Shalin Liu Performance Center Friday, May 27 7:30pmTickets 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.


Concert to benefit Rockport Music’s Education and Outreach Program.

Live taping of NPR’s “From the Top” with pianist and host Christopher O’Riley and remarkable young guest artists. Hits from the Great American Songbook performed by musicians fromBoston Conservatory. Individual Tickets: $200 per person ($100 tax-deductible)

Tickets may be purchased at or by contacting: Sara Young: or 978.546.7391 x106


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