Thursday, June 25, 2009

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad Tomorrow night!

NY Sextet Tours U.S. in Eco-Friendly Van
Falmouth, MA - On Friday, June 26th, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad performs at Grumpy's Pub. GPGDS will be playing at Rothbury, Reggae On The Rocks, and Wakarusa this summer.
The sextet recently had their touring van converted to run on waste vegetable oil.
Giant Panda has a new album coming out this summer.
GPGDS played 180 shows in 2008, including performances at Mountain Jam, and Wakarusa. 2007 highlights include a three-week stint in Jamaica, numerous national tours, and a concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC). Thanks to their aggressive touring schedule and dynamic sound, Giant Panda has developed an extensive following.Formed in 2004, this Rochester, New York-based group has made a name for themselves through hard work on the road. GPGDS plays an eclectic blend of roots reggae, dub, and afrobeat; their impeccable musicianship and explosive live show have received widespread acclaim.Giant Panda will be releasing a new album in 2009.
Their 2006 debut Slow Down, is receiving regular airplay on Sirius and XM Radio.Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad has shared the stage with reggae greats Toots And The Maytals, The Wailers, Lee Scratch Perry, Yellowman, Culture, The Meditations, Don Carlos, Morgan Heritage, Mad Professor, and Edi Fitzroy. They've been joined on stage by members of Brazilian Girls, Thievery Corporation, and Umphrey's McGee.
"This is some of the most intense roots reggae we've ever heard..." - Knoxville's Metro Pulse
"...heavy, air-tight dub and roots reggae pressure..." - Washington Post
"...a viable contributor to the modern reggae movement." - Metro Santa Cruz
Friday, June 26 @ Grumpy's Pub
9 PM Ages 21+ $10 29 Locust St Falmouth, MA 02540
Band MembersMatthew O'Brian - Guitar & Lead Vocals
James Searl - Bass & Lead Vocals
Christopher O'Brian - Drums
Dylan Savage - Guitar & Vocals
Rachel Orke - Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Melodica
Aaron Lipp - Hammond B-3 OrganLinks
For more information please contact Curtis Bergesen at 240-602-5057 or

Friday, June 19, 2009

Cassavettes tonight!!

Sorry for the late update.... Hopefully you had already seen these guys listed on the calendar, and made plans to come join us tonight. There are free tickets in the usual places around town. I'm bringing some more down to the Fishmonger Cafe in Woods Hole this morning if the Coffee O's are gone.


A BRIEF HISTORYDoes hailing from Texas automatically brand you an "alt-country" band when you leave? Such was the dilemma three Texan friends faced after reuniting in Boston, adding a local Bostonian, and taking the name CASSAVETTES. But after three years, three albums, an armful of awards, and energetic shows with The Allman Brothers, Kings of Leon, and Dr. Dog, just to name a few, does it really matter what people label your music?
Known for energetic, powerful live shows that crackle with the electricity of The Replacements, Old 97s, and The Rolling Stones, Cassavettes (pronounced kass-uh-vets) has turned more than a few heads, locally and beyond -- scooping up “Best Local Band” in the Boston Phoenix reader’s poll, nabbing a Boston Music Award nod for “Outstanding Americana Act,” and making a splash at South By Southwest 2007 and 2008 in Austin, Texas, the Midpoint Music Festival 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Dewey Beach Music Conference 2008 in Dewey Beach, Delaware.
Extensive touring from the northeast to Nashville and back to their native Texas, as well as hometown gigs headlining The Paradise Rock Club and Middle East Downstairs, helped the group solidify a live persona, which was captured on the recent live album, "Animal Friends." Now, Cassavettes are bringing that raw energy to the studio with Dave Minehan (Paul Westerberg; The Neighborhoods) and Todd Thibaud at the helm. The new record is due out in March 2009.
Crossbreeding the sounds of The Band and Neil Young with contemporary influences like Superdrag, Nada Surf, and Ryan Adams, the band mixes the sound into a blend of rock, folk, country, and blues. While they’ve drawn comparisons to everyone from The Byrds to Tom Petty to Young himself, the Weekly Dig called Cassavettes’ music difficult to “pin down” -- and that’s exactly how the band likes it. Cassavettes blurs genres musically, while keeping the storytelling element prominent in folk and country lyrics. The Boston Globe said this gives Cassavettes "charm to spare."

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sweet Melissa with Chris "Stovall" Brown TONIGHT

There are still some free tickets out there! Melissa and Chris always put on a great show!!

Also, there have been some addiions to the summer schedule, most notably... YELLOWMAN!!! It's been a few years since he's played at Grumpy's, and we are really excited to welcome him back. He's playing on Monday, July 27. Mark your calendars!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pay The Piper tonight!!

Get shut out of the Phish show? Me, too. Scalpers wanting $150. for Lawn tix is a little out of control.

Still in the mood for a great Jam Band? Come in and check out Pay the Piper. That's where I'll be!!

Unless someone comes up with a FV ticket between now and then ;)