Music Around Town ~ May 26 – 29, 2011

May 23, 2011 at 7:47 pm (Uncategorized)

This event has been sold out.

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.


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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!
Wednesday, May 25th
Special Guest: SASQUATCH!

In music as well as in life, Sasquatch has captured his personal hold on Cape Ann’s cultural history.  He has written a mini-catalog of moving songs of the sea, including the
unforgettable anthem: “Wrapped in the Arms of Gloucester”
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!

Upcoming Guests:


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

Photo by Sharon Lowe

This has to be one of the funniest messages yet.

From Dave himself,

  This thursday’s Rumline show features our own homegroan musical prodigy, Mr. Dave Brown, the systolic Svengali of  sliiide glitarrh. Always a pleasure. He’s bringing his entire bungee cord collection, too. Unfortuately his (and our) companion zygote Mr. Dave Mattacks had to cancel after suffering setbacks from some elective surgery. Luckily, Mr. Steevee Chaggaris, with the napalmolive hairdo, is ready to fill some mighty big shoes. Look for him on the eggbeaters, cackling away. As usual, Greg T. and myself fill out the waistline.
  They say summer’s coming: It’s Mammorial Day Weakend. and to get you off to a good start, The Madfish Grill proudly presents MADHOUSE this Friday nite. We’re gonna boogie! John Keegan and his ants are ready to crawl up your leg all night long! Start  scratching!

Friday –  9:30 to 12:30 ~ The Bandit Kings

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ The Down and Derby Band

Sunday8:00 to 11:00 ~ Open mic hosted by Dan King


Thursday – 6:30 to 9:30 ~ Adam Payne acoustic dinner set

Saturday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ The Spinz

Sunday – 3:30 to 6:30 ~ Fast Times – 80 tribute band


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 ~ Funbucket

Friday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Dmus and Ross Project – Hip Hop hits the Dog Bar!

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Saturday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Ma Roxx

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


Minglewood Tavern

Sebastian Moceri      Photo by Louise        Scott Noring

May 25, 2011
Dennis Monagle Sessions
Rotating local talent every Wednesday!! In the Pub

May 26, 2011
Joe & Renee
Rock N Roll High Energy Duo! In the Pub

May 27, 2011
Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket
Down N Dirty FUNK…nuff said. In the Pub

May 28, 2011
Mike O’Connell Band
Southern/Classic Rock 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 ~ Chelsea Berry


LIVE MUSIC –tony hilliard ad

Tony Hilliard and Friends $5.00 dollar donation

Standing at the crossroads of 

The Past, The Present and The Future


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

Friday night 9:30 to close~ Scottie Mac!/event.php?eid=105211692902798

Saturday 9:30 ~


Madfish Grille ~

Friday – 9:00 ~ Madhouse

Saturday – 9:00 ~  Sunday ~ 9:00 pm  JACK LEE AND DIVERSITY


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



Monday night karaoke


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 –

Garfish Rocks the Gloucester House Saturday, May 25


Cruiseport Gloucester ~


Studio Restaurant ~

Saturday- 9:00 Full Circle

Click photo for band info

Sunday – 6:00 pm ~Henri Smith – jazz-vocalist-new orleans blues


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” –




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

Tuesday  ~

Friday – 7:00pm ~

Saturday – 

37 Main Street, Rockport, MA

978-546-7391 or

Shalin Liu Performance Center,

Main Street in Rockport, MA


Old Sloop Coffee House ~

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Friday – 7:30 pm ~ 


The Rockport Legion  Band~

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


Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

Seaward Inn is happy to welcome Barry Michaud to our Sunday Morning Live Series. Barry will be with us on Sunday May 29, 2011, entertaining our guests as they enjoy our our beautiful Sunday Buffet by the Sea from 9:00AM till Noon.

Originally from Maine, Barry moved to the Boston area to join musical forces with the Orphans, Jonathan Edwards and bands with long time friend Allen Estes. Settling in the Cape Ann area, he now performs throughout New England as a solo artist as well as with the Backwoods Ramblers band. With a relaxed musical style. You’ll enjoy his songs of life, as well as a hint of Maine humor. You will especially enjoy songs from his current C.D. recording, “Better Late Than Never”. Always personal, you’ll be sure to enjoy his voice, guitar, and the stories they tell.

Take a few minutes and listen to Barry sing “Better Late Than Never” and then make plans to join us May 29th!


One World Coffeehouse ~


The Farm –

Friday  –  Soul Rebel Project

Saturday – Incahoots


The Landing –

Friday 8:30 pm 

Saturday – 9:00 pm  ~

Sunday 6:00 Michael O’Leary


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 x

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