Music Around Town ~ December 5 – 11, 2011

December 5, 2011 at 9:06 pm (Music)


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Time:  7:00 pm – 9 pm at the newly formed Crosswinds Coffeehouse in the First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave, off Grant Circle in Gloucester.  

The Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester will open the evening with several medley’s of 60′s girls group hits, as well as the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Bobby Darin and more. Throughout the evening guests will have the opportunity to sing-a-long with several holiday songs.

The acoustic duo Wild Maple will also take the stage.  Wild Maple’s repertoire is a wide range of folk, bluegrass, 60′s & up pop, originals and an occasional Celtic or bluegrass instrumentals in the mix.  Wild Maple will join in with several members of Honky Tonk Women to form a circle of song creating an easy listening night of acoustic music featuring guitarists Gary Dolinsky and Ron Schrank.  Vocalists include Elaine “Patsy Cline” Persons, Caroline Haines, Barbara Jansson, Sheila Schrank on guitar and vocals along with Trish DeCaprio and her haunting violin.   A unique “spa themed” gift basket, $1 per chance door prize will go home with one participant.  Refreshments, delicious homemade desserts, coffee, tea and beverages are affordably available from the kitchen.  A $10 donation is requested at the door.  Come early for best seating.

“To err is human to forgive is divine”

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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

Prime Rib Specials! Wednesdays Only!

Wednesday, December 7th


A message from Fly: Sadly, doctors are saying I have acute tendonitis in my left forearm and must rest (please, no medical advice… I’ve got a crack team of experts on the case and shall return with a vengeance on the 21st).  It is good fortune for all of us that the great ALLEN ESTES has graciously agreed to step in as host for this week.  As many of you know, he is far and away Cape Ann’s true musical poet laureate.  Thank you, Allen! His musical guests on this wonderful winter night will be…

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: Dec. 14: CLOSED (private party

Dec. 21: CHRISTMAS SONGS (w/Fly & Friends


Sincerely… I hope to you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

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

It’s Simian Appreciation Week  at the Rhumb Line so we’re all trimming our eyebrow in anticipation of the return of Ms. Lisa Marie to our stage. The divine Miss LM, known around here as the premier songstress of da blooze will once again be bringing  her own special brand of hot sauce to your eyes and ears. We’ll even be pulling some xmas chestnuts out of the fire and into your pineal gland, so, watch out!!

Rounding off the quintet will be that Madhouse metronome and hepcat drummbler with the hollow leg: Mr. Roger Broccoli. We also snagged Mr. John Cameron, keyboard centipede and vox populi to keep it smood. Of course, Mr. Greg T. and myself will be on hand to make your every dream come true. A love story for the ages.   And don’t forget: Thursday is  the Two-for-one dinner special, mexican in nature. Chez natchez and choice o’burrito stuffing at the amazing price of only 18 bux. Gimme two!     

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Marina Evans Band

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Generation Gap

Sunday ~ 8:00 ~ Allen Estes and Orville Giddings

Closed for the season

The Dog Bar~

Tuesday -9:00 to close ~ Steve Caraway ~ open mic

Wednesday – 9:00 – close ~ 3 Vibe

Thursday -5:30 – 8:30 ~ Michael O’Leary & Roaring Mary Celtic Session

9:00 to 11:00 ~ Just Like Newman

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

Saturday- 9:00 to 12:00 ~ KBMG

Sunday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~

Latt43 ~

Minglewood Tavern

Groovin’ at the Lat. Live Music at Latitude 43!

December 7, 2011 dennis monagle sessions new talent every week hosted by local drummer dennis monagle In the Pub

Deember 8- 6:30-9:00pm In the dining room

Linda Amero-Jazz Trio.

Linda Amero (Vocals), Mark Earley (sax), John Baboian (guitar) and David Landoni (bass)

December 8, 2011 richard james & the name changers greatest cover band to date! In the Pub

December 9, 2011 pimpin the chimps classic 70’s funk party…9pm-close In the Pub

December 10, 2011 mike o’connell band classic/southern rock 9pm-close 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 ~ Chelsea Berry

The Franklin Cafe ~

Friday 8:00- 10:00 ~ Linda Amero ~ with special guests – John Baboian (guitar) and Mark Pucci (bass)

The Annie

Wednesday – 7:00 pm ~ Every Wednesday, 7pm: “The Sing” – An evening of Music & Friends in the Art Parlour!

The Annie

Now Casting for The LobstahCrackah Ballet!

One Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

The Annie’s Office Hours:

1pm – 7pm, Monday through Friday

The Cape Ann “The Annie” is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Cape Ann “The Annie” must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Click the logo below to make a secure, tax deductible online donation to help us bring you outstanding local entertainment in comfort and excellence. Again, donation checks should be made out to Fractured Atlas, and mailed to us at The Annie. Thank you for your support!

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The Everlasting Literary Festival – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays every month, 7pm

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~ The Runaround

Saturday 9:30 ~ 9:00 pm  ~ Mamadou


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Wednesday – 7:00- 10:30 ~ The Mermaid Sessions with Brian King. This week’s special guest are ~

Thursday –  8:30 pm  ~ Dueling pianos with  ~ Joe Thomas & Ricky Lauria

Friday and Saturday ~ Joe Thomas on piano

Sunday – 7:00 pm  ~ Sean Coleman – Solo acustic

Sunday Brunch – 11:00 to 2:00 ~

Coffee House at Saint John’s ~

The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Seaport Grille ~ Kevin Smith – 7:00-10:00pm

Cape Ann Community Cinema –

The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~ Performance Center” –

Friday – 8:00 pm ~ AZTEC TWO-STEP

Sunday – 2:00 pm  ~ GRACE KELLY and Phil Woods

40th Anniversary Show with selections from the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook & Everly Brothers

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37 Main Street, Rockport, MA

978-546-7391 or

Shalin Liu Performance Center,

Main Street in Rockport, MA.

  The Rockport Legion Band ~  Our site is

Our Christmas concert schedule:

Thursday, December 8, 2011 Concert at Rockport Congregational Church, 12 School St., 7:00 PM (Full Band)

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 7:00 we split the Band and do two:

Golden Living Center, 272 Washington St., Gloucester

and Den-Mar, 44 South St., Rockport 7:00

 We also welcome additional players. There are no auditions. We are particularly looking for Bassoon, three Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, French or Alto Horn, and Tuba.

John Bassett

Publicity, the Rockport Legion Band

617 739 1160

Old Sloop Coffee House ~

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Saturday – 7:30 pm  ~ Carolan Solebello – The Westerlings  will be the opening show.

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

The Farm –

Friday  – 9:00 ~ Full Circle

Saturday – 9:00 ~

The Landing –

Saturday – 9:00 pm ~

Sunday 5:008:00 ~ Will Hunt

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