Soul Rebel Project will be playing tomorrow at the Thursday Night Picnic Concert at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. It’s the 21st year for this summer concert series at Cranes, a Trustees property, 290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA. Concerts are 7pm – 9pm and gates open at 5pm for the tailgate picnic part. Tickets are available for sale at the gate only: Members: $20/car; Nonmembers: $30/car; Walk-in, bicycle, & motorcycle: $10.
I’m psyched to hear that Zach Gorrell will be joining in. You may know Zach from his work at Sound Harbor Cape Ann Art Haven or Cape Ann Big Band. They just played Fiesta. He’s awesome! Of course, Gloucester knows Soul Rebel Project, too. And they just played during Fiesta at Minglewood.
The Thursday Night picnic concerts at Harbor Loop in Gloucester are free and held from 6-9pm. Tony Frontiero and John Rockwell & the Headlands are playing Harbor Loop tomorrow.
Enjoy some sights and sounds from Soul Rebel project
Throwback 2011 from Walt
Here are pictures from from the Soul Rebel Project band from last year’s concert at Cranes. Thanks for sharing these great pictures! Good luck tomorrow!
Happy Belly is chock full of talent. Bakery? Check. Happy Belly will have hand crafted foodie heaven pastries, cookies, and all manner of can’t wait to see what’s made daily baked goods. How do I know since it’s not open? Trust me they have it covered.
Master pastry chef extraordinaire, Melissa Hays, is in the house
Sticky Fingers is sticking around. And I can’t wait to look up! Artist Danny Diamond will be tackling that chalkboard wrap around. Diamond painted a showstopper for Happy Belly sister restaurant, Minglewood Tavern at Latitude.
Another Door Opens sneak peek inside Happy Belly ‘before’ buildout in process April 2017
Reclaimed doors and wood everywhere
are just some of the featured and fitting design details coming into focus at Happy Belly, 3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA. The everyday casual restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. And small craft brew. And coffee. They’re roasting their own beans! What else? The floor’s been raised. A lengthy drink rail and counter stools gives one section a warm and chic soda-shop vibe. Nearby a massive antique metal lathe will be re-purposed into a showstopper pedestal table. The former Alchemy space is in its BEFORE stage as it undergoes a transformation by master builders, P Bevan Builders. They built Maggies Farm and other Serenitee Restaurant Group properties plus the recent renovation of the former Empire store.
photo caption (above): Peter Bevan, P. Bevan Builders, 617 356 7107
Happy Belly along with Minglewood Tavern and Latitude 43 brings the Serenitee restaurant count back up to 3 happy and popular eateries in Gloucester, MA, each with its own lively aesthetic and yummy grub.
Happy to see Happy Belly coming soon!
All I can say is don’t miss it next year! Several new establishments joined this fantastic annual fundraiser for the Cape Ann YMCA held at Cruiseport, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA. All photographs from November 10, 2016.
PIGEON COVE TAVERN @ Emerson Inn by the Sea
Before we dive into Northshore Magazine’s Fall Favorites September issue, let’s take a moment to acknowledge its Best of North Shore August issue. Although votes did not come in all Cape Ann for categories you thought might be a shoe-in: best beach, bakery, breakfast, burger, clam chowder, farmer’s market, art gallery, art anything (!), museum, or attraction — Gloucester and all of Cape Ann businesses receive a lot of deserved attention! Signing in to vote may be a barrier to entry for some. Still, 150,000+ votes were cast. You can check out what won in many additional categories in the 300pp monster issue.
Congratulations to Cape Ann 2016 Best of awardees!
DINE ALFRESCO – The Market Restaurant, Gloucester
FRIED CLAMS- Seaport Grill, Gloucester and Top Dog (seasonal), Rockport; reader’s choice: Woodman’s
LOBSTER DINNER- Roy Moore Lobster, Rockport; reader’s choice Woodman’s of Essex
LOBSTER ROLL- Seaport Grille, Gloucester
PIZZA- Short and Main, Gloucester in a three way tie
ROMANTIC- Duckworth’s, Gloucester
SANDWICHES- Willow Rest, Gloucester
WATERVIEW RESTAURANT- The Market Restaurant, Gloucester
HOTEL BAR- Beauport Hotel, Gloucester
CHOCOLATE- Rockport Fudgery, Rockport (seasonal)
HOTEL- Beauport Hotel
CHARTER BOAT- Schooner Thomas E Lannon
COMMUNITY WALK RUN BIKE BY SEASON – summer Twin Lobster Half Marathon & 1 mile Race, Gloucester; winter Happy Holidays Half Merrython, Gloucester; reader’s choice, Motif #1 Day 5K, Rockport
FESTIVAL (FALL)- Essex Clamfest, Essex
GOLF COURSE- reader’s choice Bass Rocks Golf Club, Gloucester
MARINA- Cape Ann Marina, Gloucester
NATURE TRAILS- Ravenswood Park, Gloucester
BOOKS-The Bookstore of Gloucester
MATERNITY CLOTHING- The Urchin Exchange, Gloucester
CONCIERGE- reader’s choice Tending the Sweet Life, Gloucester
DANCING- Minglewood Tavern, Gloucester
LIVE MUSIC VENUE INDOORS- Shalin Liu, Rockport
By John McElhenny
A hot new band called MOSSE will play at Minglewood Tavern this Saturday night. Andrew Luman, the band’s bass player and front man, lives in downtown Gloucester so Good Morning Gloucester sat down with him for an exclusive interview to get the scoop on the band, his rock star hair and whether he ever met Ric Ocasek from the Cars.
GMG: Thanks for talking with Good Morning Gloucester, Andrew. You and your family live across the street from the Cape Ann Museum in downtown Gloucester. Do you ever have to call the cops because it gets really loud over there? Museum people can be crazy.
Luman: You’d think it would be crazy over there but they are really chill people.
GMG: You play in this cool new band that’s playing at Minglewood Tavern on Saturday night — a band called “Mosse.” Your name sounds like ferns or lichen or something. Where’d you come up with it?
Luman: We went through other names that sounded like fungus but “Fern Notice” and “Shrooms With a View” were already taken. So we went with “Mosse.”
GMG: I’m trying to figure out the pronunciation of the band’s name, “Mosse.” Does it rhyme with “floss” like dental floss or “moose” like the animal with the big antlers? Somebody told me it rhymes with “Donna Ardizzoni.” Is that true?
Luman: Making our name impossible to pronounce was a savvy marketing technique. Not only does it not roll off your tongue, it doesn’t even make its way onto your tongue. (It’s pronounced “MOSS-ee.”)
GMG: Joey C’s favorite bands are the Bee Gees, Whitesnake and Loverboy. Does Mosse cover any of their songs?
GMG: I’ve seen Mosse play out a couple times in Gloucester and you sound really good. When you play, I’ve noticed you do this rock star thing where you put your hair in a little pony tail that looks kinda ninja but also like the nub tail that’s left on a Doberman’s ass. Which look are you going for?
Luman: Definitely the ninja one.
GMG: What kind of music does Mosse play?
Luman: We like to bring Neil Young and Ryan Adams to the dinner table and have Wilco for dessert. Our originals are made from the same ingredients.
GMG: Good Morning Gloucester contributor Kim Smith’s husband Tom was a rock star and knows Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of The Cars. Do you know Ric Ocasek from The Cars?
GMG: People should know you’re a legit musician who has performed several times at Carnegie Hall in New York, which is like the most famous concert venue in the world or something. What was it like playing there?
Luman: Exactly like Minglewood Tavern but bigger.
GMG: How did Mosse the band get started?
Luman: Mosse was formed by magic. And by magic, I mean we are all teachers who love music and wanted to play in a band without ego and frustration. One of our guitar players, Jerry Smith, was born and raised in Gloucester. Rich Lehrer is our other guitar player and Pete Koeplin is our drummer. We started playing together and slowly weeded through songs until we found the musical core that suited us. So basically magic.
GMG: Peter and Vickie Van Ness are going to be mad at me for encroaching on their turf and doing a concert preview. This is definitely going to lead to an all-out concert promoter war. Which will be hard because they’re smarter than me and I know zero about music. What time is Mosse playing at Minglewood Tavern this Saturday?
Luman: 9 p.m. Hope to see you there.
GloucesterCast With Guest Ryan Pinkham and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/12/14
Topics Include: Tech Mogul Ryan Pinkham, Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Co, Content Developer For Constant Contact, Northeastern Coop Program, Constant Contact Social Media Blog, What Makes A Good Social Media Campaign and What Are Some Of The Mistakes People Make, Sista Felicia Using Social Media, Coveted Yarn, Always Try For A Win/Win, Not Pitching 24/7, Blue Lobster Marketing, Marshall’s Farm Stand Farm Animals, Selling An Experience, The Franklin, Katrina’s Bang Bang Shrimp, Magnolia Spring Art Show, Minglewood Tavern, Lobster Land, Lobster Pool BYOB, Tacos Lupita Roast Pork Burrito, Dogs On The Beach Controversy, Trash Barrels On California Beaches vs Carry In/Carry Out, Burnham’s Field Neighborhood, John McElhenny, Steven Colbert Gets Letterman Job A Week After Suey Park Controversy, Landlines/Web TV and People Under 30, What % Of People In Gloucester Still Pay For Cable, 01930, Gloucester MA
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GloucesterCast With Guest Ken Hecht and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/22/14
Topics Include: Moving From A Bedroom Community To Gloucester, Investing In Gloucester, The Decision To Purchase And Redevelop Gloucester Safe Deposit Trust Co On The Corner Of Duncan and Main Street, Trident Gallery and Matthew Swift, Blue River Diamonds, Paying Homage To The History Of The Building, Working With City Of Gloucester Building Departments, The Professionalism of Local Building Inspectors, Steve Noble, Chris Palazolla, Why It Makes Sense To Hire Local Contractors, Charlie Mahoney, Joe Guzzo, Bill Sandborn, Passports Popovers, Alchemy Duck Poutinne, Minglewood Tavern, Stones Pub, Gloucester’s Renaissance, Rockport Downtown Association Coming Along, Ken’s Coffee, The Social Aspect Of Local Coffee Shops, Ken’s Theory On Why Gloucester’s Community Is So Close
TOMORROW, Friday, March 21, 2014
|7:00 pm LINDA AMERO
Menage a Trio with special guest Jack Senier (piano) & & Mark Pucci (bass)
118 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
|8:00 pm MIKE O’CONNELL BAND
Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar
2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
|9:00 pm THE RUNAROUND SOUND
65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
|9:00 pm SOUL REBEL PROJECT
Roots Rock Reggae!
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
|9:30 pm THE BANDIT KINGS
One of the last shows ~ Don’t Miss
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA
An Evening of Roots Americana with Annalivia And Ari & Mia
Annalivia is a New England-based string-band drawing from tradition & today to create their own brand of new acoustic folk music, alive with new energy & innovation. Members:Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, & Emerald Rae are all masterful players of bluegrass to Irish, Scottish & Old Time Appalachian music
Don’t Miss a Night of Roots American @ Shalin Liu on 4/6
Well, here in frosty New England, it used to be just another Tuesday in the dead of winter. But once Henri Smith moved to Gloucester (after Katrina blew is house down — see short bio here) we started celebrating Mardi Gras and now you have plenty of opportunities to celebrate on Cape Ann. Here are a few:
Eat and drink at Lat43 and Minglewood from 11:30 – close today and 10% of what you spend goes to help send YMCA Teens on their service learning trips to New Orleans and the Navajo Nation. Plus you can enter a raffle to win cool prizes (including 4 tickets to see Grammy-winner Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers with Henri Smith on Friday at The Larcom Theatre just down the road in Beverly).
Great music tonight all over town and music is the best way to celebrate. See the complete live music schedule here.
If you’re NOLA homesick, check out the live webcams here.
Maybe — just maybe — if we celebrate Mardi Gras today, we’ll heat up Cape Ann and usher in Spring a tad earlier. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
In this day and age when rock stars “partner” with big corporations, you wouldn’t expect MLB to be left out, would you? Of course not. 48 songs from 90s mega-stars Pearl Jam will “soundtrack” (yes they actually use this word as a verb on their website) the 2013 World Series. There was a time when Pearl Jam was one of only a handful of touring artists that could guarantee to sell out an arena. The band is on tour again and it makes me wonder who benefits more from this partnership — MLB or Pearl Jam?
Closer to home, local venues are changing their live music schedules knowing that many — if not most of their customers will want to watch the World Series, which begins tonight. Minglewood Tavern cancelled live music for tonight and tomorrow.
Whether or not you plan to watch the World Series, you can get a complete listing of local live music with up-to-the minute schedule changes here.
Start at Captain Carlos with Cripple Cove Quartet at 5. Walk out the door to catch Alek Razdan & A-Train at Harbor Loop at 6:30, followed by Johnny Carwash. Then you can walk to Rhumb Line to see Punk legend, Wille Loco, with Dave Sag.
Yes, I said walk. It’s not that far. If you’re not from Gloucester check out Google’s Walking Directions (still in beta, but they work well). Here are Google’s directions for the 13 minute walk from Harbor Loop to Rhumbline. And it’s a nice walk — especially on a night like tonight.
Trouble deciding where to go? See the full live music schedule here.
Live music starts at 6 tonight, 11 AM tomorrow & Sunday. You can’t get to every show so here’s the schedule to help you choose.
Tonight you can catch an unusual lineup of top musical talent in one intimate venue that you don’t see every day: Allen Estes has been quietly assembling a band of all-stars, including the great David Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes to plug in and rock. Wait, you might say. Isn’t Allen Estes, folk, country or americana? Sometimes. But when he’s with these guys and their plugged in they ROCK! And that’s precisely what they’ll do at Minglewood Tavern tonight starting about 9. Check them out!
Tomorrow, start off at the Blues Fest (weather will clear by morning). Then take the party to town at any of a dozen venues at night (see here). Get up Sunday by 11 and check out the Rockport Acoustic Music Fest.
It’s a revolution — a slow one. Perhaps you haven’t even noticed. In school we’re taught about revolutions as if they happen all at once. But most of them don’t. They take years. One day, you look around and everything has changed. It’s hard to notice the revolution when we’re in the middle of it. That’s where we are now — in the middle of Gloucester’s music revolution. Here’s how you can tell:
Music on Sundays at Minglewood? That’s right. This Sunday 6/2 Minglewood Tavern launches a new night of music. Let’s get down there and prove them right for adding another night to the Gloucester music revolution.
Next Saturday, Boston Magazine’s Best Local Band, Three Day Threshold plays The Rhumbline. This band ROCKS and defies genre. Listen here. They’ve also got a great sense of humor as evidenced by their Facebook description: “good country gone terribly terribly bad”.
If you look at their tour dates, you see they’re at Meadowbrook Pavilion, Middle East Downstairs (the big room) and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. But YOU can see them at The Rhumbline without even crossing the bridge. That’s revolution.
While you’re at it, check out tomorrow’s Rhumbline choice, Under Griffin’s Porch. Here’s a prediction: It won’t be long before they win a Best Band award.
Gloucester’s music revolution is all around you. Join in and have some fun!
We see one of our roles, here at GMG, as making sure you know who’s on the way to making it big. Rockport native, Brad Byrd is one of those local musicians. Some day, when Brad’s playing stadiums and you can’t get a ticket for under 200 bucks, you’ll be saying, “I saw him at the Dog Bar in Gloucester, Mass!” But only if you get down to the Dog Bar tomorrow (THURSDAY) where he’s on at 9pm.
Tonight you can see Brad on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, which airs at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. In this show, Brad’s hypnotic voice draws you into his world where you’ll notice that every one of his lyrics is perfectly placed and there isn’t a single extra word. This is some of the best songwriting you’ll hear.
When this show premiered last June, Allen introduced an excellent new song, “The Trouble with Me”. Here’s a taste:
THIS SATURDAY MARCH 2nd MILE 21 will be having the original 2007 lineup on THE MINGLEWOOD STAGE!!! featuring SKA LEGENDS THE TOASTERS!!! 10$ @ The door. don’t miss it!
Don’t forget to head out tonight and see some great music starting at 7pm tonight ~ check out the full lineup here.
MARDI GRAS – TUESDAY FEB 12 – TOMORROW
All-Day 7 All-Night Fundraiser – 11:30am – 11:30pm
LATITUDE 43 & MINGLEWOOD TAVERN
10% OF ALL SALES TO BENEFIT Y TEENS REBUILD NEW ORLEANS
· SPECIAL N’AWLINS CAJUN MENU ITEMS
· RAFFLE PRIZES
· 50/50 RAFFLE
· BEADS, MASKS & BALLOONS
· PLUS: SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT BY GLOUCESTER’S OWN THE RUNAROUND 7:30pm – 10:30pm
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