Saturday, December 6, 2008

Rogue Blues Band Saturday 12/6

After a day of hitting the Christmas Bazaar's...Village Green lighting...Christmas shopping...don't you just want to kick back with a pint, relax with friends, and hear some music? Stop in at Coffee Obsession today and grab some free tickets for tonight's show. There will be a $5. cover at the door - 100% of which goes to the band.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Delta Kings Play on Friday

Show starts at 9:30p. There is a $5 cover at the door - tickets will be out around town tomorrow.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


If you missed these guys back in August, you have to make it down tonight! Really...What else is there to do on a Saturday night in November?
This is their last show in MA until mid-February, 2009 so get your fix now!
There is a (very resonable) $10 cover at the door and this is a 21+ show.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Four Nights of GREAT Music

We are kicking off this 4-day weekend with one of our favorite bands, Pumpkin Head Ted. Check out their music on their myspace page:

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

Don McCloskey...Sara Leketa...Dave Richardson Blues Band

After a well deserved weekend off last weekend, we are ready to jump into the winter season with a great weekend of music.

Friday night will feature The Dave Richardson Blues Band - check him out at: 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 - - " 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 ( 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

Who Doesn't Like Free Hot Dogs?

It's time to sign up for the Fall/Winter Dart League at the Pub. You don't have to be good at darts to be a part of this league - You just have to have the desire to throw tiny spears at the wall...have a good time...and eat free hot dogs!

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

Johhny Hoy and The Commonwealth This Weekend!

Another week has flown by, but I had to get on here to make sure you know that Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish are playing on Friday at 9:30. Dave is out right now replenishing the *free* ticket supply at both Coffe O's, Pie in the Sky, and Woods Hole Market. Pick the up while they last, or pay the $5.00 cover at the door. It's a bargin for a great, local band!!

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

Ahhhhh...Fall is finally here...

Maybe you think summer is over and it's time to roll up the sidewalks and close all the shutters until next summer. Well, my friend, you are very wrong! This October and November are going to be a pretty amazing time to see some great bands at Grumpy's.

This weekend has the great Sweet Melissa with Chris Stovall Brown returning for their monthly gig. As a special guest for this show, up and coming Cape Cod artist Sara Leketa will be opening. If you haven't heard this woman yet you are really missing out. She is a fantastic singer songwriter - Check out her myspace page:

Looking forward to November...Don McCloskey...The Commonwealth...Spiritual Rez...stay tuned for more details :)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pay The Piper Saturday, 9/20

Rock? Jam Band? Reggae? Whatever you are in the moods for, these guys have it in their playlist. From their website:

Pay The Piper is a New England based band that was formed in March of 2005 in Plymouth, NH. Its members blend a smooth and eclectic style of funk, rock, and reggae. PTP's on stage energy, catchy songs, improvisational range, and tight covers keep the crowd dancing all night long.

The band has roots at Plymouth State University where they started off playing house party’s and other college events. Over the past few years they have been playing shows all over the North East. The Piper merges reggae, rock, and funk to amass an arsenal of grooves to stimulate the senses. The band performs an illustrious amount of original material as well as fan favorite covers. The band has been creating a huge buzz throughout New England and is constantly playing new venues to spread the word. The band released their first EP “The Life and Times of Mel Fishland” in 2005 featuring “Beantown” and “Pine tree”. They just finished up their long awaited studio effort “Get Some”. PTP has a strong loyal fan base that brings energy everywhere they go. Pay the Piper has grown enormously in its first two years and is always looking to play a new show and brew up a new PTP supporter.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A little Viking Funk, anyone?

In the mood for a little funk this Fall? Love in Stockholm is playing their first Fall gig here at Grumpy's on Friday, September 19th. Click the title to link to their myspace page to check out a few audio tracks.

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 this weekend

OK - So I can hardly believe that almost a month has gone by since the last time I was here! I guess we were so busy getting kids ready for school and enjoying those last warm, sunny boating and camping days that the time just flew by...

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.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sweet Melissa With Chris "Stovall" Brown TONIGHT after the Med Hedz kick off the Jimmy Gahan Foundation Benefit!!

There is a lot going on at The Pub this weekend! It is time again for our big benefit for the Jimmy Gahan Foundation ( . It is hard to believe that this is the 6th year for this event. Through the tireless work of the Gahan family and countless friends and volunteers, over $115,000 has been raised for scholarships and gifts to youth sports and youth activities in several communities including Falmouth, Mashpee & Dudley, Massachusetts.
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:
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

Tin Can Tele With The Pete & Mike Band Tonight

Click on the Naukabout Festival Banner to the right for all sorts of information about this great show, and great cause. Come to The Pub tonight and a $5. cover goes to the Elias Fund - Tickets will also be on sale for the Festival which takes place this coming Saturday, Aug. 16 at The Barnstable County Fairgrounds.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Luke James and the Firewater Band

OK - so this weekend's amazing line up continues tonight with local favorites Luke James and the Firewater band.

They describe themselves as playing "...a scorching fusion of reggae bounce, soul sensiblity, hip hop delivery and punk rock energy. They are simply the most exciting original band on Cape Cod."

And from the promo for their excellent album, Absolutely:

"Luke James has been writing songs pretty much since he could talk. He spent a few years making beats and producing local rappers on the Cape, while secretly writing his own songs. When he finally got the nerve to sing them at a local open mic the response blew him away. Before he knew it he was playing shows and recording with a band he put together. After the first line up broke up Luke focused on keeping his music out there by selling a compilation CD of him and other local artists and performing solo, the way he started. It was only a matter of time before he found himself again surrounded by insanely talented musicians and playing in a band again. This album is the product. They are a Cape Cod based band that plays in Boston and the surrounding areas but looking to expand around the world. Enjoy."
Come on down tonight - Show starts about 9:30pm. There is a $5. cover at the door.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Special Appearance By Spiritual Rez on Thursday!!

Infectious. Soulful. Reggae. Funk. Horns. Really? What else do you need?

I can't wait to see these guys (and girls!) live at Grumpy's on Thursday. We are so fortunate to have them play a rare Cape appearance.

Sprung from the basements of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2003, Spiritual Rez, known for their unique sound and high-energy live performances, have been writing music, touring tirelessly, and just independantly released their second album "Rising In The East". Not just another Berklee bred reggae ensemble, Spiritual Rez combines raw energy with funk melodies and rhythmic harmonies to create a full, lush and unique sound. Rez has played with the likes of Gregory Isaacs, Israel Vibration, The Skatalites, the late Joseph Hill and Culture, S.O.J.A., and even played sold out shows with Jimmy Buffet. Spiritual Rez is poised to be at the forefront of Boston reggae.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Ramblin' Souls TONIGHT!

Is it really August already?! Hard to believe the summer is flying by... There is always great music to be heard at Grumpy's, but this next week is really exceptional. Starting things off tonight, we have a great band from Boston playing their first gig at Grumpy's. The Ramblin' Souls were recommended to us by our good friends (waving to John and Denise! ) from Quincy. Click on the post title whichs links to their myspace page to listen to a few songs. Here is how they describe themselves:

Blue-collar blues and railroad Rock n Roll are what the Ramblin' Souls are all about. Their wide range of musical influences include: Americana, Old School Blues, Country, 50s & 60s Rock n Roll, a little Grateful Dead, and a healthy dose of Chuck Berry. It is this influential melting-pot that makes them a rare band on the Boston scene. The Souls' tight, live sound and high energy shows keeps their fans hungry enough to come out week after week and tear up the dance floor. Look out for the Ramblin' Souls as they roll through your town.

Tomorrow night: George Gritzbach

Thursday, 8/7: Spiritual Rez (This is going to be a kick ass show!)

Friday, 8/8: Local Fave Luke James and the Firewater Band.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sweet Melissa With Chris "Stovall" Brown TONIGHT!!

A band that is not to be missed!! They play a great variety of originals and covers from various blues, soul and r&b greats of yesterday and today - Aretha Franklin, Gnarls Barkley, The Neville Brothers, Etta James, Tracy Chapman, Son Seals, Koko Taylor, etc. etc...

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

Kim Trusty & The Soul Food Kitchen Band 7/18

The dynamic and multifaceted Kim Trusty is a powerful and diverse vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and actress. Kim draws on jazz, rhythm & blues, vocal improvisation, roots, rock and undemanding lyrics, bringing her life, heart and work experiences into unforgettable and unique performances.

Trusty, who began singing more than 30 years ago in an all-black Baptist church in rural Pennsylvania, has evolved into one of the hottest acts on the stage today. The talented vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and actress has appeared on stages from New Orleans to Montreal. Her latest CD, “Sweet Novena,” a tribute to her late grandmother, was released in September 2005.
Trusty is a Berklee College of Music graduate and now lives in Providence.

She has opened for Paula Cole, Taj Mahal,Rick Danko and Richie Havens. Kim’s performance style is completely unique and unforgettable to the senses. With a captivating stage presence, soulful lyrics and a showstopping voice, Kim Trusty’s act keeps you on the edge of your seat (if you’re not dancing).
Kim and her Soul Food Kitchen Band are playing at Grumpy's tomorrow night, Friday, 7/18, at 9:30 pm. There is a $5.00 cover at the door, but you may be able to pick a some free tickets around town. Try either of the Coffee Obsessions (Falmouth and Woods Hole) and the Woods Hole Market.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Commonwealth on Thursday

OK - So these guys have been playing for a few weeks now, and the shows just keep getting better and better.

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

Up Next: The Commonwealth, Dirty Blonde featuring Cheryl Aruda, and Pumpkin Head Ted

OK, Sorry about being MIA last week. Two sick kids and a long, holiday weekend definitely got the better of me! I hope you had happy 4th of July, and that you are ready to dance off all of those extra beers, burgers, and ice creams you ate this weekend.

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: 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. 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. ( is playing on Thursday and Friday. The on 7/18 Gov't Mule ( And 8/2 Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival ( . 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

Up Next: The Commonwealth

They will be back again on Thursday, so if you haven't stopped by to hear this great band, you are missing out! They put on another excellent, high-energy show last Thursday and will continue to play at Grumpy's each Thursday this month.

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

Citizen Cope @ Outerland 6/28

We have a few (4) extra tix for this show if anyone is interested... We are headed over tomorrow, and we can meet you at Will Call. $35 per ticket (OBO). E-mail if you want them!

Dancing Dogs - Saturday, 6/28 @ 9:30p

This is a band that almost defies description. Jazz, funk, soul... it's all there with a ska, world beat twist. In a word, they are F-U-N.

From their website (

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

Love In Stockholm Lends Sweden Some Credibility - Muse

Love in Stockholm will be playing at Grumpy's this coming Friday night, June 27th.

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

Thanks for a GREAT Weekend!

Well, I guess summer is officially here. It seems like Falmouth filled up overnight! Between the new Farmer's Market and Art Market, the ArtsAlive Festival on the Library Lawn, and the Strawberry Festival at St. Barnabus, Main Street has been packed all weekend.

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

Memphis Rockabilly Band Tonight

The Memphis Rockabilly Band has been playing gigs together all over the US and Europe since 1978.
From their website:
The Memphis Rockabilly Band was formed by Jeff Spencer and Bill Coover in 1978. The band quickly became one of the most popular bands in Boston and New England, as well as other destinations up and down the east coast. MRB traveled to Europe in 1981 and 1982 and recorded for France’s Big Beat Records. The band also released an album on Blind Pig Records in 1986.
Between 1979 and 1989, MRB was privileged to play with artists such as Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roomful of Blues, Duke Robillard, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Link Wray, Jack Scott, The Persuasions, Etta James and others.
Carl Perkins called them “the best rockabilly band I have ever seen.”
Jeff Spencer and Bill Coover again teamed up in 2005 to create a new incarnation of The Memphis Rockabilly Band. The band now includes bassist Paul Justice and drummer Alan Sheinfeld. Memphis Rockabilly Band has returned to Europe after a 23-year absence, playing to crowds of adoring fans, and establishing themselves at the forefront of the American roots music scene in Europe. As in the past, the band’s repertoire includes original and cover songs drawn from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, blues, rock & roll, hillbilly and rhythm and blues. Memphis Rockabilly Band has always been known as a great dance band and a favorite of swing dancers, and that tradition continues.
Come on down tonight and see these great entertainers A $5.oo cover is requested at the door, or, if you are lucky, there may still be a few free tickets available around the villages of Falmouth and Woods Hole at Coffee Obsession (in both locations), Woods Hole Market, Daily Brew (N.Falmouth), Artie's Cafe, West Falmouth Market, Wild Harbor Market (N.Falmouth), Quarterdeck Restaurant, and Fishmonger Cafe.
Tomorrow: Sweet Melissa with Chris "Stovall" Brown

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sweet Melissa, Memphis Rockabilly Band, The Commonwealth This Week at Grumpy's

There's a little bit of everything this week at Grumpy's.

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. 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. “…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

Rizzz at Grumpy's Pub Saturday Night

These guys are playing at Grumpy's for the first time this Saturday, June 14th. Featuring
KLEM - Sax, Rick Herzog - Guitar, Paul Sauvageau - Keys, Gary St.Germain- Drums & Kenn Reynolds - Bass

Pictures for The Strand - Opened for Jimmy Cliff. They have also plated with The Band and Little Feat.
Get out on the town and have some fun! Bring your Dad down for a little pre-Father's Day fun!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish play on Friday

Ready to dance? Come on in and see Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish at Grumpy's on Friday. If you've seen them before, you know what I'm talking about! These guys have a way of getting even the most reluctant dancer to get up and have a good time on the dance floor.

From their myspace page ( ):

Formed in 1991, the band has evolved through many incarnations, five cds, trips around the world and mostly the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard where most of them live... Jeremy has been with the band for most of its life - since the summer of '93.

The band started out as a four piece with no piano, became a five piece for several years, and then returned to a four piece configuration, this time with no bass, and it's been that way for almost 10 years... Paul arrived from Texas in 1997 after a famous stint with The Red Devils in LA. He had gone back to Denton and Austin to form his own band with his friend and fellow guitar master Johnny Moeller, and Johnny Hoy found him at the right moment and asked him to come up and play with us. With a couple of breaks, he's been with the band since he got here. Chris came aboard in 2000 and he and Jeremy have been the rhythm section all along. He stays around Boston - we can't make him move down here. A real city boy...

Here's a review of our cd, Film Noir Angel' from Blues Revue, March 2007: The first release in five years from this Martha's Vineyard-based band is a self-produced, self-released affair featuring four originals and 10 diverse covers that reveal an affinity for rockabilly, country and traditional blues. The album's blues tracks - Little Walter's "High Temperature", J.B. Hutto's "Hip-Shakin," Lightnin' Slim's "Nothin' But but the Devil," and Bo Diddley's "Cadillac" - are solid. It's the other covers that are the most surprising, and despite their sources, they don't stray far from the blues. The most anomalous tune is a "Sloop John B" cover that features wistful harp and Tom Waits-like vocals. Hoy channels Jerry Lee Lewis on Stephen Foster's "Old Black Joe," which starts lugubriously before bursting into pants-on-fire boogie typical of the Killer. For the great Charlie Rich Blues, "Don't Put No Headstone on My Grave," Hoy sings with the requisite blend of resignation and weary defiance. Hank Williams' "You Win Again" is transformed into a West Side shuffle, and Arthur Alexander's "Sally Sue Brown" receives an Excello-style swamp blues treatment. The Mavericks' "All you Ever Do Is Bring Me Down" is straight honky-tonk. Three Hoy originals ("Shack in the Back," "Throw Down Your Hammer," and the title track) are Southern rockers remiscent of Little Feat, while "Big Stacka Darlin'" evokes the twangy bayou rockabilly of Dale Hawkins. Hoy is a consumate harpist whose brawny tone owes much to Little Walter, and his vocals recall Waits' world-weary grittiness and garbled enunciation. But it's Jeremy Berlin's scintillating, two-fisted piano work that steals the show. Fans of the Nighthawks, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and the Blasters will find much to enjoy on 'Film Noir Angel.' Though we would take issue with some of the characterizations, we're happy with the good review!

This is the only time the band will be here in June, so come on down to kick off the summer right!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jimmy Gahan Foundation

The next benefit for the Jimmy Gahan Foundation will be held at Grumpy's Pub on August 15th and 16th. This is an amazing event with a huge silent auction, fantastic music, and delicious food donated by some of Falmouth's most popular restaurants.

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:

"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:"

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

George Gritzbach on Saturday

Right on the heels of his 17-date Summer Tour announcement, George Gritzbach and his band will be at Grumpy's tonight - Show starts at 9:30pm. Free tickets are available at a few businesses around Falmouth and Woods Hole.

From the website "A three-piece band--drums, bass, and guitar; The music is blues/R&B based, we play a good deal of funk and New Orleans. What distinguishes our live performances is a healthy dose of slide guitar and the addition of racked harmonica, as well as high quality original compositions. We play up-tempo material with the addition of a ballad or two per set. We consider ourselves a high-energy R&B dance band. That being said, we have the flexibility to go unplugged and play an acoustic set for a concert or coffee house crowd. At this time, we go by the George Gritzbach Band. "

And from the latest Press Release:
"This summer promises to be another great run of shows," Gritzbach said. "We’ll be playing some Memphis and New Orleans funk inspired material and a lot of old-school Chicago blues standards. There is an appetite on the Cape for some hard rocking music and we aim to fill that bill."
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 CafĂ©, The Wellfleet Beachcomber and Grumpy’s in Falmouth.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Soulman Delaware Floyd Tonight

He is a crowd favorite, and he never fails to get everyone up and dancing. Delaware Floyd is part of the Boston Soul Revue .

"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 won’t 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

Looking for something to do tonight?

Come on down to the Pub and check out Silent Mind. Playing tonight at 9:30pm with no cover!! Here's what some folks have to say about this band from Burlington, VT:

"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