GMG Local Music Aug.19 – Aug.23

Wednesday August 19

Dan King plays Roots Rock Wednesday, TONIGHT at Lat 43, featuring very special guests, 9pm!

Pete Lindberg playing at the Dogbar tonight. 9-12 Come down

Open Mike with Fly Amero Wednesday at the Rhumb Line


Thursday August 20

Dave Sag’s Blues Party Thursday 9-12

“This thursday at the Rumline I’m proud to present that dynamic duo: Mr. Mario Perrett, cutie pie saxist and vogelist xtroidinaire, backed up with Mr. Edd Scheer, the diaphaneous drummer and vocalizer. One of my favorite combo plates. Of course, Greg T. and I will be there, too.”


Harbor Loop


Friday August 21

Music at the Cape Ann Museum on Fridays at Noon

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present free noontime concerts in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden on Fridays during the month of August. Performers for the remainder of the month will be James White on August 21 and The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra on August 28.

The Pleasant Street Tea Company and Lark Fine Foods have generously donated beverages and cookies for these events. In the event of rain, the performances will take place inside the Museum.

James White, now a resident of Gloucester, is originally from England. He has been writing music since the 1970s, playing and performing in both Europe and New England as well as doing session work with his first instrument, the electric violin.

The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra is based in London, England. The orchestra specializes in the type of light classical music from the late nineteenth, early twentieth century that is usually referred to as Palm Court Music or Salon Music. The ensemble consists of a string quartet, piano, flute and oboe.

Funding for this program was made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at


The Glostafarians WICKED LOCAL REGGAE Captain Carlo’s


Saturday August 22

From Dave Sag

“Saturday nite, Madhouse will be cranking it out at the Rockport Art Association building  for their annual Greek fisherman hat festival. It’s a costume party. We played it last year and it really was a blast, so, c’mon down!”


Groove      Saturday     Rhumb Line


Sunday August 23

Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series
Stage Fort Park

August 23, 2009

7pm, Old Cold Tater, acoustic bluegrass more


Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


Things To Do- Clean Harbor Swim August 22

click picture for more info
click picture for more info

CELEBRATE THE CLEAN HARBOR SWIM on Saturday, August 22, starting from Niles Beach. Swimmers assemble on Niles Beach and swim a triangular course and return.

From The Clean Harbor Swim Website-


In 1979, four Cape Ann residents swam across Gloucester Harbor in protest of its polluted status. It metamorphosed into an annual Audubon Society-sponsored event to help raise funds for cleaning the harbor, hence named “Swim for a Clean Harbor”. In 1993 the harbor was deemed clean by the Audubon Society. Local resident Richie Martin stepped in to keep the event running and the 1.2 mile deep water swim, now known as “Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim” has become a summer favorite for swimmers from all over. The event is currently sponsored by NEMSA (New England Marathon Swimming Association).


If you would like to volunteer at the beach or have a small non-motorized boat that can be used to monitor swimmers please contact: Richie Martin 978-281-0670 or E-mail:

Volunteers receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Click This Text For a 2008 Slide Show From The Event

Where Zat Winner

red dories full

That was toooo easy. Hedge got it first and had photos to prove it. Then everyone else said basically the same thing…The red dories in Jones Creek off Stone Pier.

Congratulations to all and Hedge, you can pick up your t-shirt at Capt. Joe’s later today. Thanks for playing!

The Mrs’ Lobster and Corn Chowder

One of the Mrs’ good friends recently had a baby so she whipped up a batch of lobster and corn chowder and brought some over to her last night.  I got a bowl for myself too.  It was decadent.

The recipe is from Barefoot Contessa (the Mrs has all her books and is a huge fan).

Here is the recipe online-

More Frustration!

Well, this post was supposed to be a shortened version of my slide show “Express Yourself, Gloucester” that we showed at the Block Party, BUT of course the conversion program that I use decided to change their format and it crashed my computer 3 times. So Joey said to try Youtube instead.It didn’t like my password, so I had to create another account. Uploaded the video. They can’t publish it because I used the song  “We are Family” and it’s copyrighted.

I’m going for a bike ride. See you at noon!

New Chickity Check It!- Updates To The ILOVEGLOUCESTER Website

Kat Valentine contacted Jay Albert from CapeAnnImages and I about a project she volunteered to do for the City when the Tourism Director’s job was axed.  She designed a beautiful site for Gloucester Tourism and needed some content so I was happy to oblige by providing photos.  Jay provided his photos as well and there have been a bunch of more folks that love our community that have donated stories and more content since Kat went live with the site.  You ought to check out the beautiful work she did-

click this text to go to the ILOVEGLOUCESTER.COM site

From Kat Valentine-


I just wanted to let people know I’ve sent some updates to the web site to Mike Wells so they should be live by tomorrow. They are:
  • A Guide to Retail Shopping in Downtown Gloucester and it’s Villages compiled by Janice Lufkin Shea
  • The new Blynman Bridge Web Cam (under Virtual Gloucester) and a link to a multimedia presentation of Annisquam by Jim Barber
  • Updates to the Festivals & Events page that includes International Dory Race, Gloucester Triathlon, Lanesville Horribles Parade & Bonfire, and the Blackburn Challenge
  • A new guide to events that automatically updates itself on the homepage, this includes a link to a blog where all sorts of events can be posted. People can leave comments and ask questions and they can also subscribe to it so they automatically receive emails about events in Gloucester.