Music Around Town ~ July 18 – 24, 2011

July 18, 2011 at 3:03 am (Music)


The historic Annisquam Village Church presents Fado singer Ana Vinagre and her ensemble in an evening of Portuguese  Fado music, Saturday, July 23, at 7:30  A traditional folk ensemble accompanies Vinagre on these folk “Songs of Fate” full of passion, pathos, and humor.  Viriato Ferriera plays viola, Jose Silva is on Portuguese guitarra, and Peter Pimental on bass.

Ana Vinagre was born in the small fishing village of Figueira Da Foz, Portugal. Following in the footsteps of her sister, mother, and grandmother, she began singing fado professionally at the age of 13 as a member of her local folk dance group, Cantarinhas de Buarcos. Vinagre toured extensively with this group throughout Europe, until immigrating to the United States with her husband and singing partner, Jose, in 1972. Today, she is one of the area’s best known and most respected fadistas. Vinagre performs regularly in the Portuguese community for various community and private events, as well as at festivals and other events for a wider audience. She has appeared at the 2002 National Folk Festival, the Northwest Folklife Festival in 2003 and 2004, and a number of times in the Lowell Folk Festival.  In 2005 she won a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in the Traditional Arts, supporting her continuning efforts to promote Portuguese music and culture.

A tradition dating back hundreds of years, fado singing is “the soul of the Portuguese people”, as described by Vinagre. The emotional core of the fado is saudade, an indefinable yearning or nostalgia for love, times past, or a lost home. Accompanied by a twelve string Portuguese guitar and a bass guitar, the voice of a true fadista embodies and expresses the soulfulness of this music tradition. The traditional fadista dresses in black and uses a shawl as a prop to accentuate the passion of her voice and words. The genre developed in the port city of Lisbon where it was performed at waterfront clubs and bars frequented by sailors and seamen.

The Annisquam Village Church stands at the head of Lobster Cove at 820 Washington Street in Gloucester. Known for its fine acoustics, the Series is in its 24th year, and is dedicated this season to the memory of Houston/Annisquam artist, Colin Kennedy.

Donation $15.   For information:  or 978.283.6416

 Thursday night Harbor Loop Concert~Featuring Down And Derby

Photo by Sharon Lowe

Thursday – 6:00 Acoustic sail with ~ Allen Estes and Fly Amero

Music on Rocky Neck

“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  ~

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~

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line 8:30 to 11:00 ~  with Fly Amero

Hello everyone!

This week’s guest is Bill Gleason


Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm

*Each week features a special, invited musical guest

 Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…

Wednesdays Only!

Sincerely… I hope to see you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

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

Dave says,

  Sorry about the misfire of communication last week, but I was detained by the authorities for failure to adhere to the itmosphere. Never you mind. This week is really, really big, as we welcome Ms. Michelle Wilson, “Evil Gal” herself to our stage. The sublime Miss M has been a stalwart and fixture in the New England blooz scene for a long, long time and I’m personally thrilled that  she’s coming here to town to rattle your brainstem and get those endorphins sizzling. She’s truly an amazing singer and bandliter. she’ll thrill you, too.
  In keeping with our policy of presenting musicians who acually show up on time, we are thrilled to have Keith Lockhart’s favorite drummbler, Mr. Jim Gwin, Fred’s brother, who’s on hiatus from his grueling Boston Pops schedule. Also, Mr. John Cameron, whiz-bang keyboard millipede, will be studying every Dinah Washington recording ever made in preparation for this golden evening. Of course, Greg T. and myself will be there, too. You snooze, you lose.

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Bingo Fridays

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Dreadknot Rock

Sunday ~ 8:30 ~ Pitch Black Ribbons

Monday-6:30  ~  Linda Amero

Thursday – 6:30 to 9:30 ~ Paul from The Spinz

Friday  – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Pimpin The Chimps

Saturday – 6:00 to 8:00 ~ Adam Payne 

9:00 to 12:00 ~ The Runaround

Sunday – 3:00 to 6:00 ~ The Porch Rockers

The Dog Bar~

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

Wednesday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Pete Fedele

Thursday – 9:00 to 11:00 ~ Marina Evans

Friday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Dmus

Saturday- 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Rockin Rewind

Sunday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~  

Minglewood Tavern

Photo by Louise

July 20, 2011 Dennis Monagle Sessions rotating talent every wednesday! In thePub                                                                                                                                                               

Featuring Ned Nugent and The Big Babies

July 21, 2011 Brian Jordan Band Jazz/Funk Jams In the Pub

July 22, 2011 Machine 375 Dancetronica In the Pub

July 23, 2011 Crazy Maggy Celtic Rock In the Pub



“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

Excited to be back every Friday just for the month of July. I’ve got a great line up of stellar musicians and hope you’ll stop in for a some divine food and a listen. Linda xo

First Monday of the month

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~ Sasquatch

Saturday 9:30 ~ 9:00 pm  ~ Erinn  2N Brown

Madfish Grille ~

Wednesdays – 8:00 ~ Mama D’s Karaeokie

Thursday – 9:00 to close ~ Soul Rebel Project

Friday – 9:00 to close ~ 9:00 pm ~ Groove Therapy

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~ The Raging Teens

Sunday – 9:00 To close ~ Diva’s Of The Waterfront

Jack Lee and Diversity 5.00 dollar cover charge

Topside Grille –  Events  ~

Jazz brunch-11:00 to 2:00 featuring ~


Click photo for  info and tour.

Thursday –  Saturday 8:30 pm  ~ JOE THOMAS

Sunday – 7:00 pm  ~ Dale Reynolds

Gloucester Dine and Dance Cruise ~

7:00  ~ The Brick Park

Sunday Brunch – 11:00 to 2:00 ~

Monday night karaoke


Coffee House at Saint John’s ~

7:00pm – 

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

The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Studio Restaurant ~

Thursday 8:00 pm ~  

Friday ~ 9:00 ~ Generation Gap

Saturday ~ The Bandit Kings

Sunday – 6:00 pm ~ 

Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series ~

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

7:oo pm  ~ Over Drive

Sponsored by The Rockport National Bank

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

Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

The SEAWARD INN, Rockport, will feature “Jazz Greats, the Next Generation”, Sunday Morning Live, July 24th., 9:00 a.m. to Noon, during a Breakfast Buffet by the Sea. Rockport’s own 17 yr. old Saxophone phenomenon Alek Razden will join 20 yr. old Felix Peikli, clarinetist from Oslo, Norway, involved with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Italo Cunha, 18 yr. old seasoned Jazz guitarist from Brasilia, Brazil.Visit or call 978-546-3471.

The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~ Performance Center” –

10:00 pm  ~

Click the banner for upcoming events

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

The Rockport Legion  Band~

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

Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

One World Coffeehouse ~

One World Coffeehouse has been hosting folk & acoustic music since  1993.  Concerts are held (more or less) monthly on Saturday night.  All concerts start at 8 PM.   Unless otherwise noted, $15 donation at the door. Handicapped accessable. Reservations:978-768-3690  

Friday  – 9:00 ~ 

Saturday -9:00 ~

The Landing –

Friday 8:30 pm 

Saturday – 9:00 pm  ~

Sunday 6:00 – Jan and Will

Up coming events

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