Music Around Town ~ July 9-15, 2012

July 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm (Music)

Harbor Loop Concert Series kicks off this week with Groove Therapy @ 6:00 o’clock Thursday night.

F-Bomb at Rocky Neck. How fitting. It will be rocked for sure. And necks will be hurting. First time for us at the Madfish. Please come help show them what F-Bomb nation is all about.

9:00- 12:00

Greasy Pole, The Musical! opens our 2012 Season at The Cape Ann “The Annie,” back by popular demand!
Bigger cast, two brand new songs, and some surprises you won’t want to miss!
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and can now be purchased online at!
We still have ad space in our >>> PLAYBILL <<< for anyone interested in promoting your business or placing a message to the ensemble.
We sold out last year’s show to more than 2,000 people, so you will want to buy advance tickets to guarantee yourself a seat. Each ticket sold and playbill ad bought is a donation to The Cape Ann “The Annie” to help us keep bringing you original works that are by, for and about our own amazing, unique and diverse community. We are a 100% community-supported non-profit organization, which makes us very proud indeed. Thanks to You & GMG for all your support last year. Great things are coming in our new season, so be sure to join our mailing list at
Get your arts in here!

Henry Allen Director

“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 about the Monday night jam. 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 with Fly 8:30 to 11:00 ~ J.B. Amero and David Brown

Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, July 11th
Special Guests: J.B. AMERO & DAVID BROWN!

Yeah, well… we may not look like this NOW, but… we sound just as good as we did
then.  In fact, maybe even BETTER! :-)  Hey, everyone knows how rejuvenating it is
when Bros. J.B. & D.B. drop by.  I strongly recommend you come to the Rhumby this
Wednesday, have a nice dinner, a great time and recapture your long lost youth! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner –  $10.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
July 18: Allen Estes

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

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

Photo by Sharon Lowe

Dave Says,

It’s that time again! We’re gathering all the troops to pay obeisance to the king of the Boston blues Scene: Mr. Ricky “King” Russell. Approved by Pope John Paul Ringo! Everytime he plays here we gotta call in a hazmat team! I’m oiling down my bass in preparation for the great sleazy, cheesy, wheezy effluvium that’s gonna emanate from the throbbing stage. Master of the gritar, this guy will chase you back under your own personal rock where it won’t be safe to come out for weeks! You’ll see!
Unfortunately , his doppleganger on drums, Mr. Ed Scheer, is  down with a bad case of St. Vitus dance, and coupled with unsuccessful cosmetic weenis surgery, won’t be able to hit a stick for several weeks. So a surprise drummer is in the pipeline, trying desperately to get out! Fortunately Mr. Greg T. and myself will be there, litter in tow, to assist in medical emergencies. The bombing will start in 5 minutes….

Friday – 9:30-12:30 ~ Ned and The Big Babies

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ The Runaround

 Sunday ~ 8:00 –  Marina Evans

Wednesday –

Thursday – 6:30pm –6:30pm ~ Mara Bettencourt

Friday – 9:00to 12:00 ~ The Runaround

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

Sunday – 3:00 ~ 3:00 pm  THE Nancy Hildegarde Jazz Extravaganza

The Dog Bar~

Mondays – 6:00 to 8:00 ~ Chantey Night, an open Monday 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 Cape Ann Brewing Company to the Dog Bar . The singing begins at 6:00 every Monday 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 the Dog Bar.

Janet Young

About the Sea Shanties ~

Monday -at 9:00pm ~Ricky Diamond with Riley Cyrus

Tuesday– 9:00 to close ! Brian O’Connor

Tuesday – 9:00 to Close ~ Brian O’Connor

Wednesday – 9:00 to close ~ Karaoke With Crazy Jay

Thursday – 9:00 – close ~ The Boy Friends

Friday – 9:00 to close ~ Professor Harp

Saturday – 5:00to 8:00 ~ Michael O’Leary

9:00pm to close ~ T Max with Tom Eaton & Pick 3 headline with singer-songwriter Jon Waterman

Sunday – 9:00 to close ~DJ Vito

Latt43 ~

Minglewood Tavern ~

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

The Music

  • Wednesday, the 11th, 9:00 pm

    Dennis Monagle Sessions

    featuring GROOVE TRIO

  • Thursday, the 12th, 9:00 pm

    Dj Vito


  • Friday, the 13th, 9:00 pm

    Chroma Concept

    Trip Hop/Dubstep/improv jams

  • Saturday, the 14th, 9:00 pm

    Soul Rebel Project

    roots rock reggae!

Catch 22 ~

Wednesday night open mic with Steve Caraway

Poster by Louise

Friday – 8:00 pm to 11:00 ~ Steve Caraway

Poster by Louise

Mile Marker1 ~

Friday night– 7pm-10pm- Live Music by Jah Spirit

Saturday – 7-pm – 10:00 –Live Music by Pi Alley


Friday – 10:00pm ~ Caribbean/Island/Latin & Reggae


“Art of Alchemy”

Wednesday – 7:00-9:00 ~ John Rockwell

10% of proceeds go to fund Gloucester Arts Education.

We’ll have a new artist every month. Matt

The Franklin Cafe ~

Thursday 8:00 ~ Jon Goodhue

Jazz Night

Friday – 7:00 – 10:00 ~ Linda Amero  – with with Doug Johnson and Keala Kaumeheiwa

The Madfish ~


) 281-4554
77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Thursday – 9:00 to close ~ Soul Rebel Project

Friday- 9:00to close ~  Mike O’Connell and Tim Pike

Saturday- 9:00 to close ~ F-Bomb

Sunday – 9:00 to close ~ Jack Lee and Diversity

The Annie

Monday night – 7:00 pm ~ ISLE OF JAZZ

The Annie

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

Friday Night dance party 10pm -All ages ~ NO – 7-10 dancing because of the Greasy Pole The Musical performance this week.

‘The Conservatory’ at The Cape Ann (“The Annie”) is a no-cost professional arts training program for Cape Ann youth, ages 13-21, bridging them to adult mentors who are working in the fields of theatre, dance, music, poetry, comedy, design and tech. ‘The UnAdulterated Cabaret’ is their debut performance project. It opens tonight and runs every Sunday night, year-round. You’ll be blown away!

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 ~

Thursday nights ~ Open mic with Brian Fines

Friday night 9:30 to close~

Saturday- 9:00 to close ~ Henri Smith

Sunday ~ 5:00 pm ~ Nathan Seavey


Click photo for info and tour.

Wednesday – 7:30- 10:30 ~

Wednesday at 8:00pm at Giuseppe’s Ristorante, Gloucester, Ma

MUSICAL CHAIRS with 3rian King & Friends (special guest Ron Schrank)

Thursday – 8:00 pm ~ Brian O’Conner

Friday – 9:00to close~ Piano Bar with Joe Thomas

Saturday9:00to close ~ Piano Bar with Joe Thomas

Sunday – 6:00 pm ~ Joe Young

Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series ~

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

Castle Manor Inn ~

Coffee House at Saint John’s ~

Saturday – 7:30 ~

The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Seaport Grille –

Cape Ann Community Cinema –

The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~ Performance Center” –

Thursday, July 12, 2012 – 8:00 pm  ~ Spanish Brass

Friday, July 13, 2012 -8:00 pm ~  Sequentia 

Saturday, July 14, 2012 – 8:00 pm ~  Jupiter String Quartet

Sunday, July 15, 2012 – 3:00 pm   Jennifer Koh

37 Main Street, Rockport, MA

978-546-7391 or

Shalin Liu Performance Center,

Main Street in Rockport, MA.

Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

July 15-   10:30 – 1:30 ~Jay and Abby Michaels

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

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 –


Saturday –

The Landing –

Saturday 9:00 ~ Joe Wilkins

Up coming events

Check it out >

Exciting new date for JLN. On Saturday, July 21st from 5pm to 8pm, we’ll be playing an afternoon gig at one of our favorite places to hang on the water – Madfish Grill! We are psyched about this one and hope you’ll come join us for some late afternoon / early evening fun.

Have a listen >


More live music for the summer

Reggae on the River every Friday in Gloucester at Mile Marker One
Starting Friday, June 29th

Calendar of Events and Entertainment
for 2012 as of today…and adding new daily.

JUNE 19 20 21 22 23 24
Serving Lunch & Dinner
Cape Ann Marina 40th Anniversary Celebration – Customer Appreciation and Season Kick Off!
Food and Entertainment 2pm-6pm
St.Peter’s Fiesta – Gloucester

Live Music by Jah Spirit

Independence Day
Horrible’s Parade
   Mike Tucker Organ Trio
Live Music by Glostafarians
Live Music by Los Sugar Kings
Pan Mass Challenge
Comedy Night
Paul d’Angelo
Live Music by Jah Spirit
Live Music by
Pi Alley
Parrothead Weekend
at Cape Ann Marinaville!!
Live Music by
Cocabanana Band (full band)

Lunch Music by
John Burrows and Cocabana Band Duo

Live Music by Country Calypso

Live Music by Country Calypso
Live Music by

Live Music by Jah Spirit

Live Music by Dan King and Friends
Reggae on the River Weekend
Live Music by
Live Music by
Conscious Reggae
Live Music by
Parade of Lights
Live Music by
Hope Road
Bluefin Blowout Fishing Tournament
Hosted by Cape Ann’s Marina Resort – under a separate tent location onsite
Schooner Festival Weekend

Live Music by

Parade of Lights on the River Front row seats HERE
Labor Day
more to come in September….check back.

Click here for Mile Marker 1’s info >


Seaward Inn’s Calendar


Click for a larger version

This is the 2012 season schedule for Nights on the Neck at the Rocky Neck Art Colony. Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss any of these great nights. Nights on the Neck are free and fun for all ages. First Thursday of the month.

E.J. Lefavour


As seen on GoodMorningGloucester

August 11 from 11 to 7 (lucky dates and times) Stage Fort Park. Top blues artists in Gloucester. Save $12 by getting tickets NOW (get them on-line here)

Click the poster for the music line up

Sponsored by North Shore 104.9, Cape Ann Brewing Co, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce & gimmeLIVE Summer Concert Series.

It’s a beautiful day. Perfect night to follow. 10 venues with music on Cape Ann starting at 6pm. How do you choose? Well, go to lots of them. We’ll be at the Berklee Tribute to Herb Pomeroy @ Fuller School to support the Berklee/Gloucester Scholarship Fund.

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