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