Music Around Town ~ July 23-29, 2012

July 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm (Music)



Simply Said is a party rock band based in Gloucester, MA performing originals and covers including songs by J. Geils, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and more…

Simply Said:
Scott Parisi – Vocals, Guitar
Len Palazola – Bass, Vocals
Rick Geraghty – Drums
Mike Chipperini – Harmonica, Vocals
Frank Hawks – Guitar

Dented School Bus

Dented School Bus:
Frank Bernadini – Vocals
Thereas Gray – Vocals
Rick Geraghty – Drums, Congas, Vocals
Walter Piscitello – Drums, Vocals
John Donlon – Bass, Vocals
John Silviera – Guitar, Vocals
Frank Hawks – Guitas, Vocals

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“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 ~

August 8: Chick Marston

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

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

Dave says,

Well, kids, it’s about that time again. The mad rush of summer visitors at my house has got me in a tizzy and despite visits by the FBI and DEA, the madness continues with the arrival of Mr. John Rankin from New Orleans. He’ll be arriving soon with his muddy boots and resonator guitar to assail you with the entire catalogue of N.O.roots music. Educator,emulator,excavator, this guy does it all. And sings, too.
John has been so busy, what with performances, guitar workshops and teaching, that I’m so glad the New Orleans cops have let him have the opportunity to flee the state and come up here for some much needed community service. I promised to send him back on time.Put up my home as collateral, too.
On drums ,we’ll be sporting Mr. Andrew Jones, who’s been furiously trying to learn the N.O. style of sloppy groove,and with all of us drooling, it’s gonna be a mess. Bring paper towels!
And don’t forget: Monday afternoon from 1 to 3 the Good Old Salty Jazz Band hits the dirt at the Rose Baker Senior Center. It’s free, for all of you who are economically challenged. Mr. Rankin will be playing with us, too. You don’t know what you’re missing. It’s better than “Cats”.

Friday – 9:30-12:30 ~ Lois Lane and The Daily Planets

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Megan McKenzie & Jeff Buckridges Uke Joint

Sunday~ 8:00 –  Inge Berge

Wednesday –

Thursday – 6:30pm ~ Casey Herlihy

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

Saturday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Jim Bogus Crew

Sunday – 3:00 ~ 3:00 pm  ~ Michael King

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 ~ Megan McKenzie Band

Saturday – 9:00pm to close ~ Full Circle

Sunday – 9:00 to close ~DJ Vito

Latt43 ~

Minglewood Tavern ~

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 ~

Thursday ~ Jon Jerome
Aucoustic Jam

Friday~ REGGAE~ by Jah Spirit

Saturday ~ Dan King and Friends

Sunday~ John Burrows Duo
Buffet Cover Band and more


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 ~

Jazz Night

Friday – 7:00 – 10:00 ~ Linda Amero  –

The Madfish ~

(978) 281-4554
77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Thursday – 9:00 to close ~ Soul Rebel Project

Friday- 9:00to close ~ Groove

Saturday- 9:00 to close ~Local28

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 9:00 to close~ The Gravel Project

Saturday- 9:00 to close ~ The Daryll Strawberries and Grand 27

Sunday-5:00 pm ~ Jazz with Carlos


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 Bill Gleason

Thursday – 8:00 pm ~

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

Saturday9:00to close ~ Piano Bar with Joe Thomas

Sunday – 6:00 pm ~  Bill Gleason

Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series ~

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

Castle Manor Inn ~

Aug. 3 RPM (Rory McKenzie,”Gloucester’s Grammy winner, Peter Malaquias, Michael Lindberg)

Please add that in addition to Friday night entertainment (7:00 to 10:00)

Toni Ann Enes & Frank Hawks are playing every Sunday with guest appearances from local favorites ,from 5:00 to 8:00.

There are two Sunday functions ,Aug.12 and Sept. 30, that we will not be there.

Toni Ann Enes





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” –

Tuesday – 8:00 pm ~ Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Friday – 8:00 pm ~ Jayme Stone

37 Main Street, Rockport, MA

978-546-7391 or

Shalin Liu Performance Center,

Main Street in Rockport, MA.

Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

Sunday 10:30 – Jenny Jones and The Tribe

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 ~

Sunday-6:00 ~ Michael O’Leary 6-9



Up coming events

Seaward Inn’s Calendar


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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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