Slingdaddy TONIGHT!

From Frank Hawks-

Just a reminder that Slingdaddy will be returning to Elliot’s @ the
on Saturday, December 26th.

So if you have enjoyed us in the past, come down and show off your new clothes that Santa brought.

Elliot’s is located at 2 Main St in downtown Gloucester.

It will be our lead singer’s final performance with us as he has decided
to leave to pursue other interests.  We will keep everyone posted on the
progress with our new lead singer for future shows.

Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday 8:30 pm – THE DAN KING ROOTS JAM



Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ the Rhumb Line

“Big fun this thursday as we welcome back slumlord and guitar gunslinger Mr. Billy Loosigian, the scourge of N.H. stripmalls. Y’all remember Billy, or is it Buffalo Bilious, the famous juggler of hot blues lix, ancient rock’n’roll samples and general musical magician, courtesy of Willie Alexander’s Ragtime Band. Billy is one of the most sought-after call guys on the Boston circuit, and we got ‘im, and we’re gonna  blow a fuse. Wear rubber gloves. And, oh, by the way, girls, he’s single! and not even remotely gay! And lives out of town! Get in line! I’m sellin’ tickets!
Blacking him up will be our own Frosty The Snowman, Mr. Forrest Padgett, on Drummbulators, the nicest guy I’ve ever known, and of, course, Greg T. on catarrh, and myselph, on base. We’re gonna romp and stomp till midnite. Honk and sneeze till daylite. You come, too.”



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October, 24 2009 09:00 PMOLD BROWN SHOE

25 ROGERS ST, GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts 01930 – FREE




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Funbucket @ The Dogbar

“Magnificent Trainwreck!
September 24 at 9:00pm



Slingdaddy show at Elliott’s

From Frank Hawks-

“Here’s hoping that you have all had a good summer and to let you know
that we will be performing at Elliot’s @ the Blackburn this coming
Friday, September 25th.  Show starts at 8:30.  We don’t have a lot on the
schedule at the moment so if you haven’t had a chance to see us live and
you are up for a night of good music and dancing to tunes from Motown to
Blues to Classic Rock, drop on in.

Again, thanks for your support…without it, there would be no live





Soul Force V

Featuring Henley Douglass Jr.

@ The Dog Bar







Saturday, September 26

8:30pm – 11:30pm

Tabasco Fiasco

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From Frank Hawks –

“The Megan McKenzie Band” will be performing at the Cape Ann Harbor Loop concert series this Thursday in Gloucester along with “Phat Maxx”.



Same Gig- Different Takes! Both Whacko Good Guys!

Blues Party at the Rhumb Line

From Dave Sag-

This Thursday Walmart productions is proud to present local luminary and part-time rib king,Mr. Mike O’Connell. Slide king, vogalist and songbird xtroidinaire,he is sure to get your cane tapping to the boogie beat. backing up over him will be Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer and plumbing magnate, and ,of course, Greg T. and myself. I promised Mike I’d wear my white fenceclimbers,maybe even shorts. We’ll see. And pssst… rumour has it that other special guests may be showing up adding to the general mayhem. Did I say a special birthday? Come find out. Wear your bike helmet….

From: Mike O’Connell

I will be good and warmed from Thursday Night,, for “Uncle Dave Sag” has asked me to play with him at his Blues Party at The Rhumb Line!! I cant wait, haven’t seen him all summer and I need a dose of Those White Flippers with no socks,  Top shelf designer Bowling Shirts of his,, and his Genius Sarcasms. He’s gonna tool on someone that night and it is probably gonna be me. I’m Psyched! I believe Uncle Dave’s Blues Party starts at 9 so come on down to both shows if you can, Hope to see you.



From Frank Hawks –

Just getting the word out that Slingdaddy will be at Elliot’s @ the Blackburn
this Friday, August 28th.  As always, Elliot’s has an earlier show time
than most other venues – 8:30-11:30.  Elliot’s is a great place to have
dinner (if so desired) and the stay an catch the show.

Thanks for coming out to support live music, because without you, there
would be no live music.



From: Mike O’Connell

Sat Aug 29 Lat 43

This week the band performs 9 to 12  at Latitude 43 Here in Gloucester MA. Frosty Padgett playing on his drums,, Special Bass Guitar Man Dean Cassell will be gracing us with his presence, Jason “Broken Record” Aptt will be there clowning as well and myself to tie it up.

Uncle Jeffrey will be selling copies of My CD’S for the Latitude show issued with 1 pair of Orange Earplugs, Have A Great Weekend, Mike




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From: Mike O’Connell

“Almost Forgot…Sunday I will be up at The Grog with Parker Wheeler and Friends, and what a band he has put together! Parker Wheeler Himself,, Tim Pike, Wolfy Froggy’s Brudda Ginandes, Amadee Castenell, Cliffy Spencer, Stevie Bankuti. and Myself,, This is gonna be a “smoke show” so if you are not to tired for a Sunday Rockin’ come to the Grog In Newburyport. Band hits at 7 come early and dine. Once again Enjoy Your Weekend.”


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Harbor Loop


From Dave Sag on the Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party

“Got a special show for y’all this week as I drag my dearest friend, John Rankin, out of the slickery swamp of Louisiana and wring  him dry on  Fred’s font of perpetual resurrection: the Rhumb Line. Educator, performer, vocalist, citizen, weekend father, this guy can do it all, and at the same time, too. He’ll be digging deep into that good ol’  Nawlins pile of steaming R&B, and throwin’ in a coupla originals to boot. You gotta hear this.

Behind him, pushing the beat will be our old buddy, Forrest “gump” Padgett on heart attack drums, Paul  Ahlstrand on tenor twelve sax, and yers trooly on base. C’mon down and tell John how much you like my punctuation!”


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Groovin’ on Rocky Neck this Friday!
From Mike Lindberg
“We are going MadFish-ing this Friday Aug. 7th!! Come party hard with us on Rocky Neck as the the band returns to the Madfish Grille for another wild summer night of live music to shake your booty too. It’s high season here in G-Town, so come get a mad-buzz as we rock the neck Groove style.

Show starts @ 9pm. Let your freak flag fly!”


The 2009 Summer Concert Series at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand in Stage Fort Park in Gloucester continues Sunday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. with The Herb Pomeroy Tribute Concert.

Click here for more info


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From Dave Sag on the Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party

“Big fun this week as Justin Quinn returns for a nite of Chicago-style blues. Justin is a fine harpist and vocalist and has great cowboy boots.He’ll be burnin’ his leather on  the floor with the likes of Jon Ross, formerly Duke Robillard’s bassist, now on guitar; got that old sound goin’…. and Per Hanson, James Cotton’s drummer on…guess….drums! Greg and I will be there too, meddling and obfuscating our way thru the furrows of the blues.

This is a great unit….some of you may have purchased a CD last time around. Bring some cash and buy another one  this time , you won’t be disappointed!

Again, I lost a lot of my fan files, so if you know someone who wants in, send ’em to me!”


KBGM Release Party Reminder

Singer/songwriter Dan King will perform with David Brown, Dave Mattacks, and Wolf Ginandes for their Boston CD release party at Atwoods Tavern in Cambridge on Thursday, July 30 and in Gloucester at Elliotts at the Blackburn on Friday, July 31. The band, also known as KBMG, will play in support of their latest studio album, Western Color. KBMG played most recently to a fantastic audience at the Berklee Performance Center and are pleased to be back in Boston.

Their first combined full-length studio effort, Western Color, overflows with wasted love, light, rumors, and castaways—a ragged journey of sound and story combining folk, rock, and roots influences.

A highly anticipated album, Western Color evokes the tangled landscape of northern New England’s rugged working class, crashing waves and ultra violet sunsets; and is the culmination of efforts from some of the best artists in the area.

CD’s will be available for purchase. Featuring new hits, Goodnight Romeo, When it Comes Down to Love, Raggedy and more!

Visit for the Goodnight Romeo video

Thanks and see you soon!



Rock / Soul / Jam BandMembers: Gary Backstrom, Dave Osoff, Brian O’Connell, Dave Scandura


We will be doing a show in Gloucetsr Ma this camming Thursday ,7/31,  at Lat 43 . The venue is located on Rogers St In Gloucester . We go on At 8:30 and play till 12.  Come up and make a beach day out of it , then roll into the show. Latitude has great food so come early for dinner. See you all there Gary

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From Ric St. Germaine

Hi everyone…………….guess who’s coming back to Gloucester………
Tabasco Fiasco will be playing at Elliott’s at the Blackburn,,,,,,,,,Saturday, August 1… 9pm
Come on down for a night of fun, food, socializing and some great dance music………
Hope to see you there……..peace to all………………..Ric Saint Germain

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The band will be performing this Friday July 31 at Captain Carlos. It’s also the debut of a new 7-song limited edition CD of original music available for purchase. We will play a few select tracks off the disc along with our eclectic mix of funky rock and alternative/ska covers. Don’t miss the party .. it’s gonna be a KILLER!
Slingdaddy @the Gull  this Saturday Night!
Erinn Brown and Band-
Saturday, August 1st…The Farm
Rt. 22, Essex, MA

9:30 – 12:30 p.m. The Erinn Brown Band! (Alison Keslow, Steve Peabody and Jay Aptt)
Great food and yummy beer!
(Jay Aptt on guitar!!)
~More info @
~Contact Erinn if you want the band to play for your private party.
~Cd’s available for hard-copy or download at

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hoodoo cancelled

To all:

After very carefully considering the weather, we have chosen to cancel the Harbor Loop show due to much predicted rain.
So get yourselves a movie and enjoy, yet another night in!
Best to all and thank you for your support,


From Dave Sag – Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party

“We got a great show for you this week as we welcome back Ms. Diane Blue, vocalist xtroidinaire and Octomom of the blues.She will rock your world! Blacking her up will be Cliff Spencer keyboard octopus, and Jim Gwin, brother of Fred and thorn in Keith Lockhart’s side. Greg and I will be there, too, surveying the damage and bricking up the survivors with that cask of amontillado. This is a great band; don’t miss it!
And kiddies, by now you may know that  my gumputer has short-sheeted my address book and I have lost many names, so, If you know others who wanna get back on the list, send ’em to me. Bring it on!”


From Mike Lindberg

Open Mic

with Pete Malaquias and Mike Lindberg

at Camerons this Thursday Night

Come on Down! 35 cent wing special!



“Friday night fun!”
Friday, July 24 at 8:30pm – 11:30
Elliott’s at the Blackburn


Fri. July 24  @ The Gull –

The Mike O’Connell Band

From Mike O’Connell:

“Howdy All, Band is back after a few weeks off, and we are at The Gull here in Gloucester. This weeks cast of characters are, Drums and Rude Comments at the end of the night, God love em Frosty Padgett,, On the Bass Guitar and “no sugar coating musical opinions” Froggy’s Brudda, Wolf Ginandes,, God love em too. Gloucester Native, Yarnspinner,, More Storys Than Walt Disney.. Guitar Frontman Jason Aptt, Myself Included in this mess. Please Remember, We Love You and we need your support. Band starts at 8:30. Hope to see you, Maybe we can get Uncle with the Orange CarUncle Jeffrey Mobile and Orange Ear Plugs to join in This Nonsense…”


SUNDAY JULY 26, 2009





“This Sunday PHIL PERSON brings his dynamic TRUMPET playing to the bandstand for a night of unbelievable musicianship. Mike plays this insrument as well as any of the horn players that we feature. If you are familiar with and like LOUIS ARMSTRONG don’t miss this player. The music starts at 5pm

We will be having another great lineup for the Studio this season. I have a few new players added to the roster this year; Greg Abate will be coming as well as the new young lion; Mike Tucker, two exceptional sax players.

Looking forward to seeing and and goofing-off with you all this upcoming season…….Stay well……….Best,    Barb & AL”





(978) 283-4123 or go to the website at:


Captain Carlo’s this Week!

Thursday: Greenhead

Come and see Greenhead in their Captain Carlo’s debut. “Greenhead” is two guys (Mike and Chuck) who play acoustic guitar, sing harmonies and do a range of music from upbeat rock and roll to mellow brunch and dinner music. Greenhead’s song-list includes Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, John Mayer, The Beatles, Weezer, Ryan Adams, Snow Patrol, James Taylor, Plain White Ts, Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett, and more.


As The Nation’s premier tribute to U2, The Joshua Tree pride themselves with their ability to generate a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations.

Without compromising artistic integrity, the band has gone to great lengths to reproduce the distinct sound of one of the world’s most popular rock bands. Unique to The Joshua Tree is their dedication to the entire U2 songbook, including early fan favorites from the 1980-1987 period (Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, and The Joshua Tree).

Playing each song with the same intensity and emotion, the band covers all phases of U2’s career from their first album Boy to the most recent, No Line on the Horizon.

Now Joshua Tree comes to Captain Carlo’s this Friday July 24th out on the deck and under the stars. Tell all your friends about this one it’s going to be a great night of music.

Saturday: The Herland Brothers Band

Boston based THE HERLAND BROTHERS BAND is a top-notch cover/original band, meticulously performing the greatest Rock/Dance hits of yesteryear and today. Since 1994 HB’s high energy cover performances continue to wow and electrify audiences from Maine to New York, with their unique ability to cover all genres vocally and musically, matching the original artist renditions. The band’s original music continues to also excite, leading the Boston Globe to write “A band on the rise with a bright future”. The HB band has performed as either the headliner and/or as an opener for national acts all over the Northeast, including shows at the legendary CBGB’s in New York City.

Sunday: 5pm to 8pm DJ scottie Mac

Monday: The Nancy Hildegarde Jazz Extravaganza Featuring Mark Earley.

So if you want to see and hear great new live music this weekend….. C U @ CC’s

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From Dave Sag

Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party and Friday at Elliott’s

We return to the axis mundi this Thursday, as Greg and I welcome back Mr. John Hyde, jazzbo smartypants,and keyboard Xtroirdinaire.
Helping him tie the nuptial knot will also be longtime buddy and stick-thrasher, Mr. Benny Benson, the coolest kat that is what am.
Should be a great nite!
And on Friday nite: It’s the return of the GEEZERS at Elliot’s at the Blackburn. This is a fun unit: Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks, Greg Tower and myself. Four totally disparate guys suffering thru the blood, the boils, the sweat, and the tears to bring you the finest in unhealable rapture! It’s always a pleasure. Do come.


Capt. Carlo’s This Thursday – Mike O’Connell Band

Band is at Capt. Carlo’s, Harbor Loop here in Gloucester This Thursday Night. School Night, but we start early!  8 pm,, So come on down kids for yet another version of The 5 Ringed Circus, Remember that we love you and need your support. Mike


Slingdaddy at Elliott’s at the Blackburn – Gloucester

Good food/drink….nice atmosphere with good music! Come see Slingdaddy this Saturday night at Elliott’s.

Saturday, June 13, 2009
8:30pm – 11:30pm
Elliott’s at the Blackburn
Main Street
Gloucester, MA


“Starring Inge Berge”

Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 9:30pm

The Rhumbline
40 Railroad Ave.
Gloucester, MA

Inge Berge returns for a visit to Cape Ann from Norway and joins an all-star cast including Dan King, Groove drummer Dennis Monagle and Inge’s former bass player Joe Cardoza for a night of Bowie, Beatles, and other Glamorific Rock and Roll classics. Will the Guitar Drill make an appearance?
Creative Dress encouraged!


Open Mic at the Landing

From Will Hunt-

Janice and Will will host their monthly open mic this Sunday, June 14 at the Landing at 7 Central in Manchester. We encourage the shy, the confident,
and everyone in between to bathe us in their brilliance once again as we kick off a summer of fun music! Younger performers are encouraged to come early.I’ll have a small guitar amp; you can play my guitar or Janice’s keyboard, or we can even back you up!
The music starts around 6:30. Hope to see you!!


From John Hyde-

Going back to Glostah!

June 11, Thursday 9:00 to 12:00 RhumbLine
40 Railroad Av, Glostah, Ma My home away from home! Who says you can’t go home again. With Sag, and Greg T and the boys.

June 14, Sunday 12:00 to 3:00 Elliots at the Blackburn
1 Main St, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

My favorite gig with the awesome Miss Sandi B!

Sunday brunch with Sandi B!!

June 15, Monday 7:00 to 10:00
Capt Carlos
27 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, Ma With Nancy Hildegarde, what more could I possibly say?

GMG Local Music Schedule May 21- May 25

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From Dave Sag on the Rhumb Line’s Thursday Night Blues Party

This Thursday at the Rumline we proudly present Mr. Steve Sadler, raconteur and excellent glitarist and vocalizer. Y’all may remember him from the days of the BARKING SHARKS, local rockabilly-goats and rave-up x-spurts. Backing him up will be Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer, and, of course, Greg T. on catarrh and yours truly on first base.
And Saturday I’m proud to say that I’ll be playing at the First Church of Newbury right on Rt. 1a in Newbury, a short ride from town with an All star lineup of Justin Quinn on harp and vocals, Jon Ross on glitar, Curtis Haynes on keys and Per Hanson on drumps.This is a really good band, and we’ll be cranking out all our hits from Justin’s new CD. Start time is 8 pm. There is home cooking available.
Admission is 10 bux. Get outa town and boogie to the primal beat!
Hope to see you there!

From Steve Carawayof Babylon

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 9:00pm
The Dog Bar
65 Main Street
Gloucester, MA





Prolz reunion Saturday and Sunday at Rhumb Line-
Members of the local music group The Prolz will re-unite for two hotly anticipated shows upstairs this weekend at The Rhumb Line on Gloucester’s Railroad Avenue.

The Prolz features Rockport’s Brian DeFort on electric guitar, Manchester’s Pete Kopelin on drums, Gloucester’s Vincent Briguglio on bass, and Dan King on electric guitar and vocals.

The band was an underground alternative rock band that put out one nationally released album and one independent release in the mid 1990s. Their first album, “Workers Meeting,” was distributed by Rotary Records and produced by Dan King. The indie release, “Instinct,” was produced by Tom Hambridge. Both albums are now available worldwide for digital download on iTunes, and Napster…. For more information, click here.


From Mike O’Connell-
Greetings Folks,, Wanted to let you know that Saturday Night here in Gloucester at Lat 43 we will be Lighting It Up Again,, Back from his vacation in The Bahamas with Spandau Ballet, is Culinary Specialist Cliffy Spencer on B-3 and piano and Complaints,, The Gringo Bobby Vabulas, between Yawns and watching the Flat Screen T.V.,, hopefully will be playing Bass…… Yeah, Drummer/Nervous Breakdown Artist, Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett will be Driving. Gloucester Native & Phony Bologna Jay Aptt will be telling tall ones and playing his fiddle,, I will be making sure that everyone is miserable on stage,, Come down early to see Acoustic Local Legends Kathy “Pal” and Jay Aptt open The Show at 7, Band hits shortly after.
We Love You, and We Need Your Support. Have A Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe we will be graced by The Great Uncle Jeffrey and his new Orange Car & Outfits and Earplugs! Love to all, M O’C
From GMG’s own- Mike Lindberg
Journey tribute group-
A performance called Captured — The Journey Show, featuring a Boston-based Journey tribute band, will be playing Saturday night at The Gloucester House, with tickets priced at $10 and doors set to open for the show at 8 p.m.

From John Hyde
Going back to Glostah!

May 24, Sunday 12:00 to 3:00
Elliots at the Blackburn
1 Main St, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
My favorite gig with the awesome Miss Sandi B!
Sunday brunch with Sandi B!!


Brain Rolland, an accomplished acoustic guitarist and composer will perform “Sunday Morning Live” at the Seaward Inn, Rockport, from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday during the inn’s Breakfast Buffet by the Sea.

A master of fashioning folk, jazz, flamenco, classical and Latin music flavors for acoustic guitar he will play music from his CD “Dreams of Brazil,” which nominated for Best Instrumental Album/Accoustic by New Age Reporter — and “The Tide’s In,” which debuted at No. 3 on the New Age/World/Ambient charts and has been creeping up on the College Radio’s Top 10 World and Jazz charts over recent months.

For more on the artist, check the blog online at

There is no cover charge, but and reservations are encouraged. Please call 978-546-3471.

John Hyde Gigs

May 25, Monday 7:00 to 10:00
Capt Carlos
27 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, Ma With Nancy Hildegarde in her first Capt Carlos gig of the summer!!

Slingdaddy Debut!

These guys are good friends of mine and veterans of other Gloucester bands. Many of you will recognize one or more of them from Lil Earl’s, etc. They love what they do, and with a collaborative sense of humor, these musicians  not only have  great talent,  “Slingdaddy” truly entertains the audience.

Slingdaddy” has its first scheduled club performance in Gloucester this Saturday, March 7th at Elliots @ The Blackburn. Please stop in and check it out. In addition to some of the area’s best entertainment, Elliots is also known as having great food served by the best staff.
Showtime is 8:30 to 11:30

Who: Justin Tocco – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Frank Hawks – Guitars, Vocals
John Donlon – Bass, Vocals
Rick Geraghty – Drums

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Elliots @ The Blackburn
Main St

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