Apparently we are going to be seeing a little bit of snow this weekend. But that is NO reason to not support your local artists! They drag their gear through the rain/wind and snow and perform as consistently as the ladies and gentleman at the post office!
This week in music history
1958, George Harrison joined Liverpool group The Quarrymen. The group who were named after Lennon's school featured John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Len Garry, Eric Griffiths and John Lowe.
1982, George Harrison presented UNICEF with a cheque for $9 million (£5.3 million), ten years after the fundraising concert for Bangladesh
2009, Ringo Starr became the 2,401st person to be added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame during a ceremony that marked the 50th anniversary of the attraction. The Beatles as a group were given a star in 1998.
2005, Prince topped Rolling Stone magazine's annual list of the years biggest money earners after his 2004 tour grossed over $90 million (£53 million). Madonna came in second place after earning $54.9 million (£34.3 million) and Metallica came third with $43 million (£25.3 million).
Got some awfully big shoes to fill with Mr. Bob being over in Ireland, however he asked and how could I say no to Big Daddy Yum Yum. And everyone that knows me knows how much I love the local music scene.”Oh It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.” ~Faith No More
Wednesday, February 6th
The Village Tavern has come on the scene strong as a place to check out live music, watch games and even enjoy some karaoke. Every Wednesday they feature Jazz and Blues night, this week with the Dan Searl Group
Rockafellas has their weekly Latin Dance Party with Salsa lessons
In a Pigs Eye has Mike Mele and Marty Rowen
Gulu Gulu Cafe has their hugely successful Open Mic night
Thursday, February 7th
Gulu Gulu has the Mike Stockbridge
Finz Seafood and Grill has Henley Douglas and the Cool Times Trio (A little secret, Finz also offers half price oysters during this performance.
43 Church has the weekly show, The Dejas present The Session featuring special guest performers Cilla Bonnie and Michael Feingold and artwork by local art aficionado Maggie Armstrong.
In a Pig’s Eye will have local legends Dave Bailin’ and the Bailouts, I know this is one of Bob’s favorite bands and I have caught them a couple times myself and they are a ton of fun to watch.
Victoria Station/Vic’s Boathouse has their weekly Open Mic hosted by a super talented young musician Nick Consone. (This open mic is usually pretty packed, if you want to perform get their early)
The Weekly Blues Jam at In a Pigs Eye is around 4:15ish. This is some of the most fun you can have in town. It’s always good music and a great crowd. See you there.
At night, In a Pig’s Eye will be featuring the boys from The Gravel Project, if you didn’t get to see them aboard the high seas on the Mahi Mahi cruise this past summer you should check them out, great times
Brodie’s Seaport Cafe will be having the Strungout Playboys...UMMM that just sounds fantastic!
Rockafella’s has the band Mugsy for you to shake your tail feathers too.
Finz will be featuring the Paul Speidel Trio, Paul is quite the guitarist if you haven’t checked him out yet.
Howling Wolf will be featuring the band version of Mr. Nick Consone (Good friend, great musician, this is my pick of the night)
Gulu Gulu Cafe will be featuring the band Lowman which I have heard has some cool Elvis Costello vibes
43 Church has Qwill featuring The Soul Review Project, this is always a great show and Qwill always brings in some surprise guests from around the state.
The Village Tavern is featuring The Mystic River Band, doing covers and getting down with some FUNK!
Saturday, February 9th
The Village Tavern has The Jackleg Preachers at 4PM today. These guys have long been one of my favorite local jam bands
On the later in the evening agenda for The Village Tavern is JT and the Hounds.. A really great band to just have some drinks and have a good time with friends.
Gulu Gulu has The Rationales performing
Rockafellas has the Lisa Love Experience
Brodies Seaport Cafe will be hosting Mrs. Natalie Flanagan
Howling Wolf will be having Cool Change performing
Over at Victoria Station/Vic’s Boathouse Ned and the Big Babies will be rocking out..Rumor is it is impossible to not move your back sides when these guys play.
In a Pigs Eye will be showcasing Juke Joint 5, another shake your money maker type of gig.
43 Church has a special night as they welcome The Boston Horns for the first time!
Sunday, February 10th
Capt’s has Jazz Brunch at noon. Peter Kostopolous is on the bill.
The Grapevine will be featuring Barrence Whitfield for brunch once again, this is getting popular, make reservations.
Brodies Seaport Cafe plows through the winter and brings the heat with their weekly Sunday Funday Blues Jam!
Victoria Station/ Vic’s Boathouse is also hosting a new band this week with El Ranchero..HMMMM interesting.
O’Neill’s has their weekly Irish Session starting around 4 today. Bring the kids. It’s that kind of show.
In a Pigs Eye has the Ervin Dhimo Trio
Howling Wolf has Steve Spungin.
Monday, January 28
In a Pigs Eye has Dave Bailin doing the open mic tonight.
Some special events to check out as well:
Salem So Sweet: Colonial Hall at Rockafella’s on Friday night. Chocolate, wine and desserts from the areas finest purveyors.
This list was put together with much help from STANSLIST. See his site here: http://www.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!
Who I am:
My name is John Andrews and I am the owner of Social Palates, a local photography and marketing company and I was fortunate enough to bump into Bob at a bunch of fantastic shows in the past year and am honored that he asked me to take up this task for him while he is on vacation!
All the photos posted are one’s I have taken over the past year in and around Salem. This week's is Qwill performing at 43 Church