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Good egg private events at Outside the Box Cafe (alongside Audrey’s Flower Shop and The Rhumb Line )

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Great crowd for Quentin Callewaert & Safety Gloucester Harbor Loop concert

Different musicians every Thursday, 6-9PM sponsored by Pratty’s, Go Spring Water, Seacoast, Rhumb Line, Noble Electric and Maplewood Car Wash 

These photos are scenes from the Quentin Callewaert & Safety concert August 3, 2017.


Maritime Gloucester’s aquarium sign mural looks good!



August 3 2017 Thursday nights Harbor Loop summer concert series Gloucester MA


Wednesday’s with Fly Amero…This weeks special guest: Allen Estes @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 2.10.2016


This week’s dinner special:
Chicken Cacciatore w/linguini – $11.95

Wednesday, February 10th – 7pm
Special Guest: ALLEN ESTES!

Cape Ann’s greatest songwriter, Allen Estes returns to our
Wednesday stage.  He brings with him not only his songs,
but the vast influences and flavors of folk, pop, blues, country,
bluegrass, Americana and so much more… all delivered with
pure honesty and genuine love.  I wonder how many of us
know how lucky we all are to have this man among us. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
John Rockwell

Inge Berge

Fozzie Hill

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

GloucesterCast 121 St Paddy’s Day 2015 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro #GloucesterMA


GloucesterCast 121 St Paddy’s Day 2015 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro, Snow Melt, Vacation At The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, All Inclusive Today vs All Inclusive 15 Years Ago, Riviera Maya vs Cancun, Thanks Super K and @HRHRivieraMaya, Yoga Is Where It’s At, St Joseph’s Day Props To All The Families Who Have Kept Up The Traditions, St Paddy’s Day At The Rhumb Line, Tom O’Brien’s Baru, Mike Lindberg, Earl Foote Video, Favorite Greasy Pole Walk Video, Cacciatore’s Blowing Up Toby’s Phone While We Tape The Podcast, Cacciatore’s Opening Date Pushed Forward For Final City Permitting Sign Offs Not Opening This Saturday the 21st!!!, Boston Seafood Show, Gloucester MA Community Development, Fishermen’s Wives, Gloucester MA Fisheries Commission and Mark Ring Does Us Proud, New St Paddy’s Day GMG Sticker A Huge Hit Shout Out To The People Who Sent In SASE For Their Free Stickers, Loss Of FOB Bruce Bonham, Pulling Back On The Selfie Stick Post, Mexico Day One…, Missing Regulars Kim Smith Due To Illness and Donna Ardizzoni, Happy Kim Smith’s Daughter Liv Didn’t Plan Her Wedding During Fiesta, Electric Companies Now Fear The Efficiency of Solar Energy, Brian O’Connor Says His Solar Install Is Going To Pay Him, Vince Wilfork and Revis Leaving, Question: Will Tom Brady End His Career a Patriot?, Derek Sandersen’s Book, Foreign Affairs My New Favorite Local Restaurant, Duckworth’s, Blue Ox, Ithaki, Franklin, Passports, The Studio, Seaport Grille, The Lobster Pool, What Is The Staus Of Madfish Grille?

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GloucesterCast 106 With Guests Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Paulie Walnuts and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/30/14

GloucesterCast 106 With Guests Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Paulie Walnuts and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/30/14

Topics Include: Winner Of GloucesterCast Subscriber Contest #2 Is Leslie Heffron, Week Three GloucesterCast Podcast Subscriber Contest: One of the first ten subscribers to the GloucesterCast this week will win a mini framed sketch from Paulie Walnuts of your local scene request, Toby Pett Wearing Sailing Arch-nemesis Fred Shrigley Boat Shirt despite intense sailing rivalry, Is There A Bigger Drinking Institution Than The Rhumb Line In Gloucester Since The Old Timers Is Gone?, Is there a better feeling than having your Christmas shopping done early?, Donna Ardizzoni still smiling after falling and bruising her ribs half way up the Lobster Trap Tree, Kudos To Hiltz Trucking for trucking the Lobster traps for the lobster trap tree and Sticky Fingers for treats for the builders more kudos to come, Buoy Painting At Art Haven For The Lobster Trap Tree , GMG Holiday Party December 19th, A Present To Me would be If Someone bought a gift for them self or for a loved one from Fred Bodin at Bodin Historic Photo, Mini-Rant- Local retailers That Don’t retweet or share Dawn at La Provence or Susan From Toodeloos efforts to promote shop local initiatives that would help them out, Shopping Local Is So Much Less Stressful and studies show that over 50% of the money you spend locally stays and gets re-spent locally, Just a Few Local stores to get great gifts- Toodeloos, Island Art and Hobby, TBT Post, Premier Imprints, Pisces, Palazolas, House Of The Raven, Cape Ann Olive Oil, Alexandras Bread, The Cave, Savour Wine and Cheese, Bookstore of Gloucester, Main Street Art and Antiques, Pearls, Ace Hardware, Building Center, Ect Ect Ect, Donna has pillows which she can put any of her photos on them for a gift, Cape Ann Giclee, Confused Over The Flap Over The Increased Cost for The Post Thanksgiving Gloucester Daily Times, Christmas Tree Talk, Lumberjack Kim Smith, White Lights vs Colored Lights, C9 Ceramic Lights, For Anyone That Is Doing The Home Energy Assesment Please advocate To Get As Much free Stuff as Possible Including Free Lightbulbs, Free Power Strips,  Efficient Shower Heads, and Electonic Thermostats, Going To Find Out If The Functional Lights We Replaced are of use at Second Glance, Shout Out To Steve Corbett Electricians, What Kind Of Savage Eats Mince Meat Pie?, Pie Pole Adventures With Kim Smith, Secret To Non-Runny Pecan Pie, Donna Is Not A Pie-Eater, Rocky Neck Holiday Art and Craft Show, Magnolia Historical Society Art In The Schoolhouse, Rusty and Ingrid, Local Colors, Joe Higgins Gyotaku Prints, Brother’s Brew Donuts Mandatory Mention, The Reach of The Blog, Judith Sudduth on Eastern Point, Reminder: How To Get a Free GMG Sticker , Brodies Pub, The Secret To Brodies Steak Tips, What Other Places Are North Shore Drinking Institutions Like Mattys In Marblehead, Brodies in Peabody Square and The Rhumb Line In Gloucester?, GMG Holiday Party December 19th, Toby Is Getting a Knee Replacement, Councilwoman Melissa Cox, Killer No-Brainer $300 Camera Recommendation.

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Lisa Marie This Thursday @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30-11:30pm 11.13.2014

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It’s gonna be another knuckle-draggin’ night so let’s  welcome back one of your all-time favorite singers: Ms. Lisa Marie. She’s comin’ at you with her glass-breaking jewel-encrusted uvula. She rocks, she rolls, she twists, she monkeys to that grisly thump we all think of as our heart, and finds a way to touch us all. Pass the Jameson, please….
And she’s bringing an action- packed riddim section for that pedal to the metal feel. First, there’s Mr. Silvertone Steve, fleet-fingered guitarist and online carbon-dating service entrepreneur for you oldsters.Makes a mockery out of pre-existing conditions. Then there’s Mr. Johnny Juxo, pinky -waggler Xtroidinaire on shoe-bashing keyboards. Sings like an angel. Wears great hats, too. Top it off with with the air-compressor stylings of that  hirsutely magnificent drummbler, Mr. Steevee Chaggaris and my unique style of basso offendo and there you have it; a great night! Ask your doctor if the DaveSag Blues Party is right for you.



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  Beware: Next week the world renown saxafrass terrorist, Mr. Gordon Beadle, will be returning for a night of carpet bombing. Don’t miss it!
And, again, if you want to see the best in improvisational Tin Pan Alley, The Old Salty Jazz Band underperforms Next Monday afternoon at the Rose Baker Senior Center right in downtown Gloucester from 1 to 3. Load up on prune juice and join us for a rollicking foray into the 20th century. It’s free!


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2014 Rhumb Line Striper Tourney Where Your Entry Fee Gets You More Than You Put in

Preach Fred, Preach!

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2014 Annual Rhumb Line Striper Tournament July 27th

The annual Rhumb Line Striped Bass Tournament is a family-friendly event and will be held this year on July 27th.

Registration is $20 for adults and $15 for under 16.

Registration includes a free T-shirt and a free cookout in our parking lot at the weigh in.

Sign up early and no later than Saturday night July 26th.

Big week in Gloucester for Brian Alex

Brian Alex on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes

You know that Gloucester’s music scene is going places when we can attract a star like Entrain’s Brian Alex three times in the same week!

Tonight (WED) he’ll be the featured guest on the Cape Ann TV show “Local Music Seen with Allen Estes” airing at 6:30pm.  And if you miss it, you can watch the whole show on-line here.

Tomorrow, you can see him live at The Rhumb Line 8:30pm with Dave Sag, John Keegan, John Hyde, Mark Earley and Ephraim Lowell.

Then on Saturday, he’ll be fronting the ENTRAIN benefit for Gloucester’s UU Church Meetinghouse at 8pm (save $7.25 if you get tickets here).  It’s a good week to get a taste of Brian’s extraordinary and versatile talent!

VIDEO: Excellent songs up for Oscars tonight — and lots of great music in town too

OK, tonight most of us will be celebrating films, but Oscar night is also a perfect time celebrate great songs — and this is a particularly good year for song nominations.

Our two favorites are “Happy” by Pharrell Williams (the guy with the funny Smokey the Bear hat who won the Record of the Year Grammy with Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers) from the movie Despicable Me 2; and “Ordinary Love” by U2 from the movie Mandella: Long Walk to Freedom.  I particularly like Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” video (not from the movie).   Check out this dancing!

Among the Best Picture nominees is American Hustle, part of which was filmed down the road in Salem.

If you like to be out on Oscar night and just follow the events on your phone, there’s plenty of excellent music, starting with The Jazz Brewers at the Brew Pub at 5pm and one of our favorites, Inge Berge, at The Rhumb Line at 7:30.  See tonight’s full live music schedule here.

Joe Thomas & Memory Layne on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tonight

Memory Layne (L) and Joe Thomas of Giuseppe's
Memory Layne (L) and Joe Thomas on the Local Music Seen set
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Giuseppe’s gets it.  They know how to blend food and music into an entertaining evening out for all ages.

Earlier this year they partnered with T Max, editor of The Noise Magazine to feature local singers and songwriters in what became a very popular Singer – Songwriter Shuffle.

Beginning tonight at 6:30pm, Giuseppe’s owners, Joe Thomas and Memory Layne are Allen’s guests on his Cape Ann TV show Local Music Seen with Allen Estes on cable channel 12.  The show airs again on Friday at 1pm, and Sunday at 6pm.  For all of you FOBs, who don’t live in Gloucester, you can now watch Local Music Seen and other shows on Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool on-line streaming service here.

If you do live here, bop on down to Giuseppe’s after the show and see rising stars Renee & Joe perform live at 7pm.  Then you can head over to the Rhumb Line and catch Allen with special guests, The Backwoods Ramblers later in the evening.

And tomorrow, live music in Gloucester starts at 1pm.  See the complete live music schedule here.

All of us are looking forward to a few weeks from now when Giuseppe’s fires up their Singer/Songwriter Shuffle for an exciting new season.  Stay tuned  . . .

Rhumb Line Monday Night Jam 18th Anniversary Celebration feat. Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski of Trey Anastasio Band

Every once in a while you just have to step back, take a breath and marvel at the fact that you can go out on a Monday night and see some of the world’s best musicians jam in an intimate venue right down the street from where you live.  And it’ FREE!  Check out this note from Dan King about tonight’s very special Rhumb Line Jam:

Tonight is the 18th Anniversary of The Rhumb Line Monday Night Jam Celebration. The Jam has seen many ups and downs, countless players and attendants and many hosts holding down the fort over the years. Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski, two obvious jam masters being in the Trey Anastasio Band, are joining in to help us celebrate. It’s a closed Jam with a schedule of former and current musicians who’ve kept it alive, making for an amazing night of mayhem. Early Start at 8:30pm by Bandit Kings to get it rolling since they’re the current caretakers. Thanks for making my little idea such a big piece of Cape Ann Music.

Here’s an example of the kind of jam that gets going when all these folks get together.

Another reason to be glad you live in Gloucester!

Here’s a CD of kids music that adults can listen to and love too!

OK, this is not your grandmother’s children’s CD.  It’s real!  Real music by one of my favorite local artists, Inge Berge.  It’s billed as Songs for Young Children to Jump, Dance and Move, but don’t be fooled by the little-kid-friendly title, this record has soul.  Not only will it get your kids moving, it also introduces plenty of genres, including rock, disco, country & latin.

In one bluesy rocker, Inge growls these lyrics:
Can you rock rock and roll?
Can you rock your soul?
Can you rock rock rock and roll?

Then in a Latin Baby Snakes, with a hint of bossa nova, his clear deep voice croons:
Baby snakes slither on their belly
Baby snakes feel a bit like jelly

The promo for the CD says, CD comes in a deluxe cardboard case and a foldout with lyrics and instructions!  I’d love to see those instructions.  Maybe they show us how to slither.  You don’t even have to have little kids to want this CD.  But if you do, it’s a no-brainer.  Get it here.

And while you’re at it, get this song too.  It’s got a perfect beat for getting your kids up and jumpin’ around 😉

You can see Inge on Sunday at Rhumb Line.  When you go, maybe you can request Baby Snakes.

Over 2 dozen excellent live shows all over Cape Ann this weekend.  See full schedule here.

Rare chance to see Dennis Brennan (one of Boston’s best rockers) with Dave Sag @ Rhumb Line tonight

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The fact that Dennis Brennan isn’t a huge star proves that music business executives are clueless.  Dennis was one of the first Boston area artists to make a gimmesound profile when we launched 4 years ago this month (see it here).  The first song he uploaded was Sugar Falls (listen here) and when we heard it, the whole office jumped up and danced and all agreed,  “He’s gotta be in our very first benefit show!”  (still producing benefits)

The next October, we produced our first GiveBack benefit show at TT’s in Cambridge featuring Dennis Brennan and other Boston stars.  Here’s what James Buhrendorf had to say about Dennis at that show, “Dennis Brennan was the cool driving force of the night. Fedora, coat, black jeans and boots, slinging an upside down lefty acoustic sluiced through a Fender amp…after 40 years on the Boston/Cambridge music scene, Young Mr. Brennan still tears it up. We’re talking genuine gritty alt-roots rockers, and tear out your heart sweetness and sorrows.  … ” (see the full article here).

Here’s a short video featuring all the performers that night: Elle Gallo, Dennis Brennan, Sarah Rabdau and the Elastic Waste Band (members of Morphine with Jeremy Lyons):

Don’t miss your chance to see Dennis Brennan tonight at Rhumb Line with Dave Sag, Matt Stubbs and Chris Rivelli.  Show starts at 8pm.

Lots of early shows tomorrow (SUNDAY) will seem even earlier

OK, you’re setting your clocks ahead before you go to bed tonight, so that means everything that happens tomorrow will seem earlier.  That’s because it will be earlier even though our clocks will tell us differently.  Honestly, I don’t much like this business of changing time twice a year.  And setting clocks ahead seems to be much more difficult than setting them back.  It’s not because we supposedly lose an hour of sleep.  It’s because it feels funny.  In fact, early studies on circadian rhythms showed that when people could control their own light and were not exposed to any time cues, they gravitated toward almost a 25 hour day (sometimes referred to as a “lunar day”) — essentially synchronizing their inner “body clocks” with the tides.  (It takes the Earth 24 hours 50 minutes to rotate to the same position relative to the moon.)

Anyhow the point is that if you’re gonna feel weird, you might as well take advantage of the fact that good music starts at 11 AM tomorrow (it’ll feel like 10).  Then there’s music starting at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 and 8, when you can catch Marina Evans at Rhumb Line (good for those of you who were bummed because The Grove cancelled her last night).  Check the full live music schedule here.

Weekend starts earlier tonight

Well maybe all our talk about taking kids out to hear great music didn’t fall on deaf ears (pun intended).  Plus there’s another bonus: the fact that some shows start early means you can get to more shows in one evening.

Weekend starts tonight with Just Like Newman at 7pm at Shea’s Riverside in Essex.

Dave Sag has been starting his Rhumb Line Blues Party at 8 instead of 9 for a couple of weeks now.  This week he’s got Steve Chagaris & Justin Quinn Band.  Check out this video from a few years ago:

Plus there are three excellent 9pm shows.  See the complete live music schedule here.

Jon Butcher on The Noise Cover & TV This week – here’s a preview video

I’m guessing nearly every music lover in Gloucester is as thrilled about Jon Butcher’s decision to move here as they are about T-Max’s doing the same a couple of years ago.  This week Gloucester celebrates Jon’s choice in two big ways: Jon’s on the cover of the February Noise Magazine, which should hit the streets tomorrow.  And he’s also Allen Estes’ guest on Local Music Seen, which you can see tomorrow at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  Here’s one of Jon’s songs from the show.  Love his version of the blues!

BTW: You can see Allen tonight at Jalapenos 7pm with Brown, Mattacks & Ginandes (early enough the bring the kids).  And if Jon is in the audience, it’s a good bet that Allen will ask him to sit in.  Then check out Steve Caraway at Dog Bar and finish up with Henley Douglas Jr. at Rhumb Line.  Not bad for a Tuesday night in the middle of winter!  See full live music schedule here.

Fun Friday Night Coming Up Tomorrow – Check out the videos

Even though this is a blog — and a blog is supposed to be an immediate YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST medium — people have been telling us we should talk more about what’s happening the day after our post because they often read the posts the next day.  We get it.  Not everybody sits at a computer all day — and even some of you who do have bosses that want you to get some work done, not surf the web all day.  So here we go:

IT’S A BIG FRIDAY NIGHT on Cape Ann with music for every taste.  If you play your cards right, you can get to at least 2 live shows.  Start out with Linda Amero Menage a Trio at the Franklin  or Mia Chung, Elisabeth Ann Larson and Soo Bae performing all three of Brahms Piano Trios at Shalin Liu in Rockport.  Then finish up with Ned & The Big Babies @ Rhumb Line.  Plus there’s plenty more for nearly every other musical taste.  See the full lineup here.

Here’s a video for all you piano, violin and cello players of Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 where you can follow along with the score:

And here’s one of my favorite clips (if a bit wobbly) of Ned & the Big Babies.  Don’t you just love that groove!  Ned is always right there with you and he’s one of those great bass players who plays bass like he LOVES it, not like he’d rather be playing lead guitar.