Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
There is a $5 cover at the door. But wait! Don't run away! Did you graduate from Falmouth High School in the 80's? Then you get in free! Come on in, check out the changes (this is definitely *not* the old Century I...) and have a chat with folks you haven't caught up with in years.
Also this weekend:
The Commonwealth - doors open Thursday at 8pm $5
Sara Leketa 9:30p to close $5
Spiritual Rez ($10 Cover - and totally worth it!!)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Friday night will feature The Dave Richardson Blues Band - check him out at: http://www.myspace.com/daverichardsonband This is what you have to look forward to..."The Dave Richardson Band has created a special recipe for soulful, upbeat, funky music that draws on a base of authentic American Blues. The band can lay down subtle, soulful dance grooves, rip into a hot Texas Blues or venture into a jazzy improvisational jam at the drop of a hat. The consistent factors are incredible energy, a deep rhythmic pocket and maximum audience enjoyment. The band draws on the diversity of each member’s unique musical voice and style."
If you can't make it out on Friday, try not to miss Saturday! The festivities kick off at 2:30 pm with Jon Boy's Texas Hold 'Em Tournament. This is a benefit for Jonathan Hamilton who recently suffered a major back injury. Contact Josh Miller (774-229-6906) for details and tickets. Buy now to secure your spot at the table!!
Later on that night we are fortunate to host two great entertainers. Sara Leketa will be opening for the Big D himself - Don McCloskey. Sara - http://www.myspace.com/saraleketa - "...is a singer, songwriter, guitarist with a passion for transposing life experiences into music. This up and coming artist is known for her haunting melodies, soulful voice, and cutting lyrics. Her moving, and memorable, live performances have quickly earned her a mark in the local scene at festivals and coffee houses alike. " She will also be back at Grumpy's for a solo gig on November 28.
And finally, Don McCloskey (http://www.enormousd.com/) hasn't played a gig on Cape for a few months, and we are happy to welcome him back to Falmouth! From his myspace page: "I write songs and plays shows all over the country. Some of my songs are about love and life, some of them are about death, some of them are about Glockenspiels and Discount Ho's. They're mostly about whatever I'm thinking about or feeling at any given moment.
I've recorded two full length albums "Bombs Over Bristol" and "Northern Liberties" and have released them on my own label, Lemon Hill Records. I was lucky enough to play with great musicians on both of these albums including G Love, Chuck Treece (Bad Brains, Billy Joel) and Tom Spiker (Kelis, Brentwood Estates). Some of the songs from these albums have gotten radio play all over the country and some have been featured in television and film including Michael Moore's Academy Award Winning documentary, "Bowling For Columbine." Other songs of mine have been featured on FX's situation comedy, "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and MTV's "The Hills."
I've played all kind of shows from subways and streets to pubs, clubs and venues. I've been invited to play music festivals and have sold out shows in New York, Philly, Los Angeles and up and down both coasts. In addition to headlining my own shows I've been lucky enough to support nationally touring musical acts like G Love and Special Sauce and Donavon Frankenreiter.
And all of that has been great, but that's not why I writes my songs. I write them for myself. But I don't mind if you listen. So take a listen and enjoy.... "
Well - I think that's enough information for one night. Hope to see you there!
Friday, November 7, 2008
We gather a great group of folks every Tues. (*starting the week after Thanksgiving*) at 8:30 pm. Come on down to play or to just to hang out. E-Mail me if you have any questions... We'll see you soon!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The Commonwealth is back for a gig on Saturday night. They won't be back again until Thanksgiving, so get in and see them. Tix are out there as well.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
There will be tickets available at all the usual places today or tomorrow. Grab a few and some friends and come check out the mellow, fall vibe at the Pub.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Coming up tonight (!) is another great show with Sweet Melissa and Chris Stovall Brown. If you feel like kicking back with a pint and some friends, or if you want to dance the night away, these guys are sure to satisfy.
Tomorrow night, let's give a shout out to our friends in the south with Buzzards Bayou and their cajun, zydeco dance band. http://www.buzzardsbayou.com/
Friday, August 15, 2008
Sweet Melissa With Chris "Stovall" Brown TONIGHT after the Med Hedz kick off the Jimmy Gahan Foundation Benefit!!
2008 could be the biggest fundraiser yet with donations of signed baseballs, art, restaurant certificates, antiques and jewelry.
This event kicks off this afternoon with the great local entertainers The Med Hedz. There will be food available and the preview of the silent auction items will begin about 5pm.
The Foundation is very close to establishing 3 permanent endowments so that the work of the Jimmy Gahan Charitable Foundation can continue throughout the foreseeable future. Click here for the official schedule and a list of auction items: http://www.jimmygahan.org/fundraising.htm
If you wish to participate through a donation of goods, services or certificates please contact Jim Gahan at 508-540-1266 or Sue Hanley at 508-524-4181.
As if that weren't enough, Sweet Melissa with Chris Stovall Brown are back in Falmouth for their monthly gig at Grumpy's! There are a bunch of FREE tickets available around Falmouth and Woods Hole (Coffee O's, Woods Hole Market, West Falmouth Market, Daily Brew...) or there is a $5.00 cover at the door.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Melissa's blues and soul vocals stem from her enthusiasm for and embracement of life, love and music; something her audiences understand and relate to.
Chris Stovall Brown has spent the greatest part of his life onstage, often in the company of industry heavyweights like John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Howard Tate and more recently New Orleans piano legend, Henry Butler. For many years he has led the highly-regarded Stovall Brown Band. Chris also brings his talents as a songwriter and producer to the Sweet Melissa band in addition to his musical performance style which endear him to concert and club audiences every time he takes the stage.
Click the post title to check out their myspace page and hear some song samples, then come on down tonight and treat yourself to a night of great music! $5.00 Cover at the door. There may still be tix available (for free!) at Coffee O in Falmouth and Woods Hole and the Woods Hole Market.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Click on over to their myspace page to hear thir sound (click the header or follow the link below). As we all know, bands often sound even better live, so come on down to Grumpy's tomorrow to see what they can do!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
The Commonwealth will be back again this Thursday. These guys played to a full house last week, and they, once again, did not disappoint. Take a trip over to Grumpy's this week to check them out. You never know who you'll see or what you'll hear.
Friday, we'll have Dirty Blonde featuring Cheryl Aruda. Click on their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/dirtyblondegigs They are influenced Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin,Toni Lynn Washington, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah Vaughn, Ernestine Anderson, Robert Plant...MANY blues, funk, jazz, rock and soul musicians/vocalists.
Saturday, it's PUMPKIN HEAD TED time! Hands down, one of our favorite bands of all time. http://www.myspace.com/pumpkinheadted Acoustic, Electroacoustic, folk, reggae, whatever they play is entertaining and highly danceable.
On an entirely different note, is it me or does the Melody Tent have a few good bands playing this summer? I guess I always associated it with things like The Regeneration Tour (come on, The Human League, Belinda Carlisle, and Flock of Seagulls!?). But this week moe. (http://www.myspace.com/moe) is playing on Thursday and Friday. The on 7/18 Gov't Mule (http://www.mule.net/). And 8/2 Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival (http://www.derektrucks.com/index.html) . It will be very cool to see these bands play in a small venue like the Melody Tent rather than the huge festivals. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Due to the 4th of July, there will not be a band playing this Friday. Instead of getting stuck in traffic after the fireworks, how about stopping in for a pint and a game of pinball or pool?
Saturday, Random Axe is back! More about them tomorrow...
Friday, June 27, 2008
From their website ( http://thedancingdogs.com/):
The Dancing Dogs call New Bedford, Massachusetts home but have performed at popular clubs, festivals, and other events all around New England since 1994. The Dancing Dogs is a six-piece eclectic band that seriously jams.
Their sound is a colorful blend of both covers and original music. Their influences are quite broad and their shows are both musically and visually stimulating. The band’s uncanny flair always captivates its audience with its high energy and unique qualities that offers something for everyone. Their sound is a colorful blend of both covers and original music.
They draw from a variety of musical styles and genres including Jazz, Funk, Soul, Fusion, Rock, Ska, World-beat, and Afro-Caribbean.
Members of the Dancing Dogs feature: Tom Short, woodwinds and vocals; Joseph Rapoza, trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, percussion, keyboard, and vocals; John Nieman and JD Beauregard, drums, percussion, and vocals; Jim Robitaille, guitar; and Matt Ryckebusch, bass and vocals.
There is a $5. cover at the door, but there are FREE tickets available around Falmouth and Woods Hole. So go grab some tickets and some friends and head out for a great night of entertainment!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Head on over to their myspace page and listen to their music to get a little taste of the show that you are in for!
Love In Stockholm Lends Sweden Some Credibility - Muse
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Grumpy's had a great weekend of fantastic entertainment from the Memphis Rockabilly Band and Sweet Melissa. The Pub was full all night, and a great time was had by all...
A big THANK YOU! to everyone who came down to listen to the music, catch up with friends, play a little pool, and enjoy these long, summer nights. We'll see you again soon!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Tuesday Night is Dart Night at Grumpy's. Come on in with a couple friends and go head to head (or drink for drink...) with other like-minded folks. While you wait, there are always pool tables and a eclectic juke box to keep you occupied!
Thursday nights this summer, come on down and see The Commonwealth. They played a great gig last Thursday - their first time on stage at the Pub. This is a young band, and they have a great sound and a fun, energetic following. Come on down and support these guys! No Cover.
Friday Night we are taking a break from the blues and heading off in a different direction - The Memphis Rockabilly Band is in town for their first gig at Grumpy's. http://www.memphisrockabillyband.com/ Check back in a day or so for a feature on this great, entertaining band.
Saturday Night we welcome back Sweet Melissa with Chris "Stovall" Brown. http://www.myspace.com/sweetmelissawithchrisstovallbrown “…everything from softly swinging jazzy ballads to rip-roaring Texas blues-rock, and Sweet Melissa’s slightly smoky alto handles it all with aplomb. If there is one unifying feature to their sound, it is that she tends to give everything she sings a Memphis soul flavor, as if she were the last link to the days of Stax-Volt Records and Al Green and Little Milton were her musical ancestors. …her vocal the perfect mixture of grit and honey …the smooth soul in (her) delivery was magnificent." PATRIOT LEDGER, JAN 1, 2007
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Friday, June 13, 2008
KLEM - Sax, Rick Herzog - Guitar, Paul Sauvageau - Keys, Gary St.Germain- Drums & Kenn Reynolds - Bass
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
There was just a very good article in the Falmouth and Bourne Bulletin full of information about the amazing work the Gahan's have done since they lost their son, Jimmy, in the Station Nightclub Fire. Here's the link: http://www.wickedlocal.com/bourne/news/x765550850/A-promise-kept-Foundation-honors-the-spirit-of-Jimmy-Gahan
"What the foundation is about, says Jimmy’s father, is keeping alive the spirit of a young man who made friendship a core value in his life and encouraged others to do the same. The family’s statement on the foundation’s Web site says it best: “From those terrible days following the Station Nightclub fire in February of 2003, Carol and I made a promise to create something positive, beneficial and lasting.”
Five years later, it’s a promise that’s been kept."
Troy Clarkson, a blogger for the Falmouth Bulletin had this to say in his post on May 21:"When a family is able to rebound from the impacts of a horrific tragedy, it is touching and noteworthy. When that family is able to make a lasting impact on its community as a direct result of that tragedy, it is truly remarkable. Jim Gahan, father of the late Jimmy Gahan, who died in the Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island in 2003, made an appearance before the selectmen recently to announce a $10,000 donation to the Recreation Department for work on the new athletic fields on Sandwich Road. The Jimmy Gahan Charitable Foundation has now raised and donated over $100,000 to Falmouth students and activities in Jimmy’s name. All of the money raised for the foundation goes directly to its charities. This is truly amazing work. If you are interested in donating or getting involved, contact the foundation at: www.jimmygahan.org."
Many people say that Carol "Ma" Gahan is the heart and soul of Grumpy's. That's a fact I think we can all agree on. Please consider donating an item for the auction and coming down to Grumpy's for an incredible event.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Notable appearances for Gritzbach include a July 11th appearance at the Reggae, Rhythm & Blues Series at Aselton Park in and an August 17 appearance at the venerable North River Blues Festival in Marshfield, MA. Gritzbach and his band will also play multiple shows at the Onset Bay Blues Café, The Wellfleet Beachcomber and Grumpy’s in Falmouth.
Friday, June 6, 2008
"Classic 60's Soul + R&B + Motown + 70's Dance/Funk + The James Brown Songbook + Jazz/Pop Standards = A great time for your event! "Soul Man" Delaware Floyd Like so many fine soul vocalists, Floyd began in the church choir as a youth, growing up in Ellsmere, Delaware. Also, like so many other talented singers, he gave up a promising musical career to get a "regular" job and raise a family. Now, with his children grown, he is back on stage, with a vengeance! His powerful gospel tinged voice energizes audiences wherever he goes. In recent years, he has appeared at such far-flung venues as The Funky Parrot club on Bourbon St. in New Orleans and the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. His heartfelt rendition of "One In A Million" will bring a lump to your throat, and you wont be able to stop your feet from dancing when he gets it on with the irrepressible beat of Tyrone Davis' "Can I Change My Mind". "
FREE tickets are available at Coffee Obsession (both locations), The Daily Brew, Woods Hole Market, and The Quarterdeck Restaurant. Stop in and check out these great businesses helping to support local music!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
"Burlington Vermont based rock trio Silent Mind has been creating quite a stir in the Northeast. After years of touring, the band has settled into it what has become an original power rock trio with the ability to bring an exciting and powerful energy to any crowd or venue. By crossing modern and classic rock, the band creates a sound that is tight, sincere, and heavy hitting which they have branded "Collage Rock". Recently, the trio has been touring and hosting a series of special events to celebrate the release of their debut album "2012 Here We Come" released in November on Chakra-5-Records. The record has been a great success with impressive disc sales, fan requests, and attention from regional media. The recent success has proven Silent Mind is a major player in the music scene and shows no signs of slowing down.Silent Mind is lead by New Jersey native and Berklee College of Music graduate Jamie Bright on lead guitar and vocals, Jon "sizzle chest" Rizzo on smooth bass, and Boston boy Jay Baskowski holding it down on drums. Together the three make the most of every opportunity, making friends and memories at each and every show. Their antics and openness is contagious and their musicianship and professionalism is respected. Silent Mind uses music as the tool that connects them to the audience in helping to create a euphoric mental state for the audience as well as themselves, where problems disappear and the only thing that matters is making the next moment as good as the last, we call this "Silent Mind"."
check them out and hear a few tracks at http://www.myspace.com/silentmind