Music Around Town ~ August 20-26, 2012

August 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm (Music)

GARFISH will be returning to perform at the Harbor Loop Concert Series Thursday August 23rd, 6:30 to 8:00pm. This is their first apperance since 2008.

Pictured from left to right, Gary Hiltz, Doug Comeau, Kevin Lopes, Walter Piscitello & Paul MacEachern

Garfish will be performing classic rock-n-roll music from the 1960’s & 70’s. The band performs their own renditions of classic songs by Jethro Tull, Chicago, Styx, The Doors, Joe Cocker, Billy Joel, Dropkick Murphys and others which will surely get the crowd to its feet. The second band to perform that evening will be Miss Judys Farm.

The band consists of Walter Piscitello on drums, along with fellow musicians: Kevin Lopes on lead vocals, Doug Comeau on guitar & vocals, Gary Hiltz on bass & vocals and Paul MacEachern on keyboards, guitar and vocals.

Garfish has played regularly at many area venues since forming the band in 2006, including the Topsfield Fair, American Cancer Society and Senator Bruce Tarr fundraisers along with other local benefits and venues on the North Shore.

Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy the show from the lawn of the historic Fitz Henry Lane House with views of Gloucester’s Inner Harbor.

Also playing will be:

6:30 pm JOHN ROCKWELL w/ the Human Jukebox


“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.

Tuesday -9:30 – 12:30 ~Henley Douglass

Wednesday 8:30 -11:00

Surf & Turf Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!

Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
Wednesday, August 22nd

Special Guest: Toni Ann!

The lovely and talented Toni Ann Enes joins us this week.
Please come for some great music and great fun! ~ Fly

*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Surf & Turf Dinner –  $11.95 (while they last)
Something new for the summer! Tenderloin Tips with Grilled Garlic Shrimp!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!

John Rockwell

Dan King
 …many more!

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

Thursday – 9:00-12:00

 Dave Says,

 Thank you for flying Widow’s Peak Hairlines. We’re ready to fly over the top, under the radar, pulling out all the stops whilst pulling up the landing gear and your leg with the one and only Ms. Lisa Marie at the helm. Fasten your seat belts as we rev up the jets and burn some rubber on our way to the wild blue yonder! Ms. LM has been away awhile on a quest for gold, and we’re happy to have her back to rattle your cage. And my teeth.
Our instrument panel includes Air speed indicator, Mr. John Hyde, pantywaist, jazz snob and loving husband, on keyboards, Tachometer Mr. Jeff Casper, the  friendly drummer, on what else?, wind direction meter, Mr. Bob Enik, on glitar( a new guy for us) and check engine light basest, meselph, on the dented fender bass. You might think I’m crazy, but you keep on comin’! This is gonna be a nite to remember. Come early and stay late. Recuperation’s our most important product. Alive music is best!

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

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

Sunday8:00 –  Dan King – Open Mic


 Captain Carlos~

Thursday – 6:30pm ~Dan King & Friends

Friday – 9:00to 12:00 ~ 9:00pm ~Joppa Flatts

Saturday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ 9:00pm~ Brian Maes Band

Sunday – 3:00 ~ 3:00 pm  ~ Renee and Joe

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

If you’re my friend you’ll come to Dog Bar tonight to watch this kid who calls himself Ricky Diamond perform with his friends Keane and Jesse. As well as be mentally and rhythmically penetrated by the selection of sounds courtesy of Riley SUPA UGLY Syrus. If you’re not my friend, you’ll still come. Cause let’s be honest.


Thursday- 9:00 to close ~ Charlee Biancini and Dave Brown

Friday – 9:00 to close ~  The Runaround Sound

Saturday -5:00- 8:00~  Michael O’leary

 9:00pm to close ~ Long Shot All Stars

Sunday – 9:00 to close ~DJ Vito

Latt43 ~

Minglewood Tavern ~

The Music

Monagle Sessions
Soul Monde!!!! Russ Lawton and Pazcowski!!!! no brainer.

Thursday, the 23rd, 9:00 pm
Dj Vito
“SHAKE IT THURSDAYS” with special guests every Thursday!

Friday, the 24th, 9:00 pm
Generation Gap

Saturday, the 25th, 9:00 pm
Mike O’Connell Band
Southern rock/classic rock/psychadelic rock


Catch 22 ~

Wednesday night open mic with Steve Caraway

Poster by Louise

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


Mile Marker1 ~

Thursday ~ Loose Ends
Rock & Roll


Live Music by Jah Spirit 

Saturday ~ Cocabanana Band
7pm – 10pm

Sunday~ John JeromeAcoustic Jam



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


“Art of Alchemy”

10% of proceeds go to fund Gloucester Arts Education.

We’ll have a new artist every month. Matt


 Wednesday – 7:00 to 9:00 ~ John Rockwell  with special guest Robert Brown

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, August 24, 2012
9:00 pm ~ Jenny Dee & The Dee Linquents

Saturday, August 25, 2012
9:00 pm ~  Full Circle

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 ~

‘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, August 23, 2012
9:00 pm ~ Brian Fines open mic

Friday, August 24, 2012
9:00 pm Gumbo Diablo

Saturday, August 25, 2012
9:30 pm The Tarr Experiment

Sunday, August 26, 2012
5:00 pm Andrew Gravel Standards Trio


Click photo for info and tour.

Wednesday – 8:00


MUSICAL CHAIRS with 3rian King & Friends  Joe and Renee

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

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

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

Sunday – 6:00 pm ~Delvis


Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series

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

Castle Manor Inn ~

Friday 7:00 ~ 7:00 pm ~Frank Hawks and Toni Ann Enos

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 ~


The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Seaport Grille –

Cape Ann Community Cinema –

The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~ Performance Center” –


Tuesday, August 21, 2012
8:00 pm Pokey Lafarge and The South City Threee
A wonderfully infectious mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues, and western swing

Friday, August 24, 2012
8:00 pm ~Tom Rush
Also performing August 25, 8 PM

Thursday, August 30, 2012
8:00 pm ~Paula Cole
Also performing August 31, 8 PM

Sunday, September 23, 2012
5:00 pm ~Ben Powell Quartet
Jazz violinist Ben Powell combines the 1930’s gypsy jazz sound with his own deep musicianship.

978-546-7391 or

Shalin Liu Performance Center,

Main Street in Rockport, MA.

Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –


Talk To The Hand is a women’s a cappella quartet, rocking out in venues in and around Boston. 

These foxy ladies use no instruments, except their four voices. Listen to some clips, and marvel that such a
full, luscious sound can emanate from these four wee lasses. Hang on to your hat, as you experience Talk To
The Hand covers of a mind-boggling variety of pop, rock, and country artists – all rendered with the magical
touch of The Hand. 

Can you handle the hand?

Next chance to catch the Hand: 

Sunday, August 26, 2012 
Talk To The Hand performs during the
Sunday Morning Live series at the
Seaward Inn 
9:00am-12:00 noon 
44 Marmion Way
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

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 ~   MARINA EVANS

Sunday-6:00 ~ Will Hunt


Up coming events

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

1 Comment

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