Have You Heard---
This weeks title, above, is inspired by Hurricane Sandy
HAPPY NOVEMBER!!!!! Well, we made it. It’s fun to live in Salem in October and it’s also fun in November and the rest of the year too. Take a deep breath and let’s move on. As my friend Nancy says all the time, WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
It’s been a very busy month in October, so I have to give some slack to SEVERAL venues that haven’t updated their live music calendars. You know who you are! That doesn’t mean they don’t have music. It just means you have to go check it out yourself. Sorry.
This week in History: Birthday’s: Charlie Daniels 76, John Cleese 73, Grace Slick 73, Peter Green 66
In 1974, The Rumble in the Jungle between Mohammed Ali and George Foreman happened with Ali winning a 15th round K.O.
Thursday, November 1
today is Payday for all us pensioners.
The Session returns to 43 Church with their weekly residency. This is a unique gig, mixing several music styles along with visiting artists displaying their work. And I love to hear Callie Lipton sing.
LARRY AND THE BLUESCASTERS are at Brodie’s Seaport Cafe.
The Lobster Shanty is closed today for a much need rest. The crew will be back from OZ tomorrow. “and what would you do if you had a brain?”
Finz has Henley Douglas and the Cool Times Trio doing their weekly gig.
AND---My Pick of the Evening, Dave Bailin and the Bailouts return to In a Pigs Eye tonight to Rock your Sox Off. I’ve said it before, these guys put out the best Rock and Roll around.
Gulu Gulu has the return of Rory McHarg.
Friday, November 2
Cool Change is at Brodie’s Seaport Café.
The weekly blues jam at In a Pigs Eye is at 4PM. Always a great show. You have to check it out.
The Lobster Shanty has their house band Vein tonight and every Friday night. Me thinks most shows for the remainder of the season will be inside. BRRRRRRFFFF!!!
Rockafellas has Spike the Punch
Tonight, Gulu Gulu has Underwater Airport. They call it “Ambient Folk Jazz.”
O’Neill’s has Irish Session from 6-9PM tonight and every Friday.
The Soul Review Project is playing at Finz.
Cafe Polonia is entering the live music scene, this week featuring a Live Accordion player from Poland. Performance 7-9 p.m. Sorry but I don’t have a name. They also have a pretty cool beer selection.
Dj Radio Skotvoid Scott Buchanan spins some chill coffee house vinyl at the Front Street Coffeehouse
And Ellen Hardy’s art fusion thing Avante Garde is going to be performing at Global Deeds at 6.
Saturday, November 3
O’Neill’s has Irish music from 6-9PM tonight and every Saturday.
Brodie’s Seaport Café has Lois Lane and the Dailey Planets
Rockafellas has Leaving Edan
Gulu Gulu has Blue James Band. I haven’t heard these guys but their website shows them traveling wide and talking about Rock. Seems like you should check them out.
The Bush Pilots are at Vics Boathouse
Sunday, November 4
Sunday/Funday is the weekly jam at Brodie’s Seaport Café, starting around 4:00. This week’s special guests are Steve Dineen and John Allouise from Drivin Blind. As always, my Pick of the Afternoon. See you there.
O’Neill’s has their weekly Irish Session starting around 4 today. Bring the kids. It’s that kind of show.
Steve Spungin is the featured artist at Howling Wolf tonight.
Cap’ts has Jazz Brunch at noon. Peter Kostopolous is on the bill.
Ross Livermore, Paul Dumas and Neil Taylor are at Vic’s Boathouse, 6-9PM
Wednesday, November 7
Brodie’s Seaport Café is featuring Jazz every Wednesday with Zach Bridges and friends.
Shows you may have missed
For whatever reason, I didn’t get out much last week. But I did get to see/hear Chris Fitz and Elle Gallo on their return to In a Pigs Eye, last Wednesday. Some cool special guests, John Devine on harp, Roberto Villanueva on percussion, and Dannie Burnette on vocals. I can’t believe the beautiful harmony these 2 beautiful ladies can put out. Dannie, we need to hear from you more often. See picture at top of blog.
The Friday jam at In a Pigs Eye was spectacular, as usual. An extra large crowd last week, probably because of Halloween. Don’t be afraid, it’s safe to come out now. The jam happens every Friday, around 4ish to 7:15ish.
I followed that with a trip down to my favorite place in Salem, where I met my lovely bride, Pam, to hear some cool tunes from the house band Vein. They always put on a great show and, I don’t know if I ever mentioned that I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!
This list was put together with much help from STANSLIST.COM. Thanks Stan.
Please excuse any incorrect spelling and omissions.
Go out and listen to some great LIVE music in the wonderful, strange, hip town of Salem.
And tip your bartenders and servers.
And always check with the venue as times and schedules change. (and I sometimes mess up)
Hope to see you out there!
Today’s picture was taken last Wednesday at In a Pigs Eye. Shown are John Devine, Chris Fitz, Elle Gallo, Roberto Villanueva and Dannie Burnette. What a fab show it was.