Music Around Town ~ February 27 – March 4, 2012

February 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm (Music)

Photo by Sharon Lowe


Current Bands


play music.


If you’re looking for an alternative to the same ol’ bar scene, then come on down and shake what your mama gave ya each and every Friday night til 2am at the Annie. We’ve got a huge dance floor, bumping sound system, and more crazy-ass lights than Time Square!

7pm to 10pm – All ages
10pm to 2am – 21 plus only (ID’s required)

$5 donation to get in / another $5 to BYOB
(BYOB after 10pm only, please drink responsibly)

The Cape Ann is a non-profit organization all proceeds go towards keeping it up and running.

KARAOKE is now being held at the American Legion Club in Gloucester downstairs Tuesday Nights 8pm- Midnight, No cover and is open to members and non-members. Hosted by DJ Scottie Mac and Crazy J

“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.



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~

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.

Monday – 9:00 to 12:30 Open jam with The Bandit Kings

Tuesday – 9:00 to 12:30 ~ Henely Douglas and Soul Force ~V~

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line -8:30-11:00 – Special Guests ~Toni Ann Enes

The lovely and talented Toni Ann Enes comes to us on this
leap year’s February 29.  What does it mean?  Well, at the
very least it means we jump (or leap) for joy.  She is just so
sweet and so much fun!  Don’t miss it!  Come and join in!

Prime Rib Specials!

Wednesdays Only!

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!

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

Dave Says,

  It’s gonna be a slugfest this week as we welcome back Ms. Diane Blue, the Octomom of the Blues. The gloves come off as we  hit you below your belt of scotch. She’ll be railing and wailing thru the whole canon of R&B, chickpop, and funque. And she’s bringing in the artillery, too: None other than that keyboard octopus himself,  Mr. Cliff Spencer. Cliff has disappeared for awhile now but he’s straightened things out with his parole officer so he’s back in the fold. We miss him!
  And welcome a newbie (for us) : Mr. Jeff “Jungleboy” Thompson, on drummps.  Hold the elephants, Sabu. He works with the divine Miss DB all the time. Ungawah! Czech him out! Of course, Mr. Greg T. and myself will be there, taking notes, and squeezing them back out. Don’t let the weather fool you…it’s gonna be hot inside!
  And for those of you who are under-employed or suffering from chronic malaise, why not come down to the Rose Baker Senior Center next Monday and work out those kinks. Once again, the Old Salty jazz Band is at it again,swinging thru the trees of life. I’m getting tired of repeating myself, but these guys are a national treasure, and I’m so proud that they let me play with them. It’s free! Hours 1 pm till 3. Wear your truss!

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

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:00 ~ The Jackleg Preachers ~Formerly The Down and Derby Band

Sunday ~ 8:00 ~ Bradley Royds

Closed for the season

The Dog Bar~

 Sunday – Closed  3 weeks for renovations. Reopening March 16th.

Latt43 ~

Minglewood Tavern ~

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

The Music

Live Music at Latitude 43!

The Music

Wednesday, the 29th, 9:00 am
Dennis Monagle Sessions featuring Jeff Buckridge and The Uke Joint! With Megan McKenie   Downey special vocalist

Have a listen >

Thursday, the 1st, 9:00 am

Richard James & The Changers
Dead, Ween,Phish,Zepplin and much more!

Friday, the 2nd, 9:00 am ~ 2Adam12

R&B/Soul with the best in lyrical funk groove.

Saturday, the 3rd, 9:00 am ~   Gravel Project -Alternative, pop and rock

Topside Grill ~

Closed for the season



“Art of Alchemy”


10% of proceeds go to fund Gloucester Arts Education.

We’ll have a new artist every month. Matt

Wednesday – 7:00 – 9:00 ~ Chelsea Berry – Chelsea’s new CD “Live- in the moment”will be available for puchase at this show.

Photo by Louise

The Franklin Cafe ~

Jazz Night

Friday – 7:00 – 10:00 ~ Linda Amero with Jack Senier, Bronek Suchanek

The Annie

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

Big Band Saturday Night Swing w/ Henry Allen and The Good Ole Salty Swing Band!

Click here for more info >!/events/299435510107967/


The Annie

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!

Click the events below or the menu items to the right for more information



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 Haggards

Saturday 9:30 ~ 9:00 pm ~ The Loud Mouth Soup Band


Click photo for info and tour.

Wednesday – 7:00- 10:30 ~ The Mermaid Sessions with Brian King and special guest Willie “Loco” Alexander

Thursday – 8:30 pm ~ Steve Caraway

Friday and Saturday ~ Joe Thomas on piano

Sunday – 6:00 pm ~ Inge Berge

Sunday Brunch – 11:00 to 2:00 ~

Coffee House at Saint John’s ~

The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Seaport Grille –

Cape Ann Community Cinema –

The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~ Performance Center” –

Friday – 8:00 pm ~

Saturday – 8:00

Sunday – 3:00 pm

Click Banner for upcoming events

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

John Bassett

Publicity, the Rockport Legion Band

617 739 1160

Old Sloop Coffee House ~

Click banner for event happenings

Saturday – 7:30 pm ~

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 –

Saturday –

The Landing –

 Saturday – 9:00 pm ~

Sunday – 5-8pm ~ Michael O’Leary  Trad songs ‘n tunes with string players Bob & Jennifer Strom

Up coming events

Ted’s Excellent Adventure:
Entertainment extravaganza fundraiser.
Join in the fun and help our friend Ted rebuild and start over!
Ted was displaced and lost everything in a house fire in November.
A reunion of popular Gloucester area bands:
Tickets purchased in advance ~ $15.00
Tickets purchased at the door ~ $20.00
Cash bar, raffles and more!!

Please contact Frank Hawks, Kimberly Shaw  Walter Piscitello and Joanne Silva for tickets and info.
There will also be tickets being sold by various band members and folks around town!

More contact/ticket info to follow


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