Insane Tony’s Local Music Lunch Hour – The Brother’s Rye

Well you’ve made it to the night before Thanksgiving. CONGRATS! What are gonna do? Get dolled up and bro’d out to go your “unofficial” high school reunion. Have fun going to see a shit ton of people who you don’t give a flying cow dung what they’ve been up to. After a fake hug my favorite answer is always “On the honor roll at Austins rodeo clown college.”

If you are looking to avoid that scene, head down to Grumpy’s in Falmouth and catch The Brothers Rye. The premier New England outlaw jug band will get you moving from the moment you walk through those magical doors. The fearsome foursome of this bluegrass Americana band is Benjamin Lee Patterson (guitar/vocals) , Topher Maffei (percussion/washboard), Josh Dayton (stand-up bass) and Ben Riva (fiddle).

The Brothers Rye’s songs strike the heart of New England heritage where the women were as strong as whiskey, and the money was short but good times were not. If Hank Williams, Gram Parsons and Taj Mahal had a child it would be these guys. So grow up and come on down to this old fashion hoedown. See you at this knee slapping, whiskey drinking good time.

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Insane Tony’s Local Music Lunch Hour – Boombasnap

Sore legs, melted face, and a major headache (one too many adult sodas). No it’s not how Peyton Manning felt Monday morning. This was me Sunday morning after the Boombasnap show at The Beach house on Saturday night. There was everything from a soul train line and afros to a trampoline and enough boogie for Studio 54. Boombasnap, a four piece band with a solid funk groove, and hip-hop reggae rocking style, is locked in and tearing up the music scene here on The Cape.

Boombasnap consists of local musicians Dennis Christiano (guitar, vocals) , John Redden (drums, vocals), Cory Schechtman (keyboard, saxaphone, vocals) and Daniel Fowler (bass, vocals). All of these multi-talented Boombasnappers have played in well known and successful bands such as Shotgun Bandits, Shango Axe, Contraband and Funktapuss. With a residency at The Island Merchent every Thursday and other dates all over New Englandn they pride themselves on perfecting their craft. They have shared the stage with the likes of Soul Moudle, Dopapod, Don Mccloskey, Dr.Westchesterson, and members of Stephen Marley’s band. Be sure to catch them when you get the chance. To find out when, visit their website or Follow them on Twitter and Facebook


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Insane Tony’s Local Music Lunch Hour – Ceej McElroy (Mighty Ceej)

It’s hip-hop Friday here at The Real Cape headquarters. For the local music lunch hour we have picked one of the grinders of the cape music scene.

Ceej McElro (Mighty Ceej) is a workhorse and a staple of the deep hip-hop community here on The Cape. Peace, love and Hip-Hop is his motto and he brings that to every live show as well as his 5 full length studio albums. Ceej has shared the stage with some of the legends of the game, such as Talib Kweli, Nappy Roots, Slum Village, The Pharcyde, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Masta Ace, and Marcelo D2.

His album “Stereo Fame” was recorded in L.A, at The Killingsworth studio, and his latest album “Out of the cave” was recorded in Boston at Echo studios with Robbie Rowland. He is back in the studio working on a new album as we speak.

If you are a fan of hip-hop you need to make sure to catch Ceej at one of his live shows. He will be performing next with Afroman on December 27th.

All of his albums are available for free download at as well as itunes. You can also catch up with him on Facebook or Twitter


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The (Honorary) Local Music Lunch Hour – Don McCloskey


Insane Tony here again with the local music lunch hour. Our musician today is not technically from here but he is definitely an honorary local and calls The Cape his home away from home. Many of us here on the peninsula have (got drunk) watched Don McCloskey scream into his megaphone perched atop his speakers singing his songs.

Don has earned his Cape Cod stripes at The Lost Dog in Orleans and The Beach House in North Falmouth. Known to many of us as Big D, this Philadelphia native collaborates with the likes of G-Love, Chuck Treece (Bad Brains), and Tom Spiker (Medeski, Martin and Wood).

Don blends folk, hip-hop, rock, punk, rock, and spoken word. All 3 of his compact discs are “dont press skip” from start to finish. Return of The Freak Emcee, Bombs Over Bristol, and Mr. Novacaine are a few of my personal favorites. Don will be tearing things up here on the man made island this Saturday with local favorites Boombasnap at The Beach House in North Falmouth. This is a must see show for anyone on The Cape that loves live music. (Beach House Facebook and Website)

You DO NOT want to miss this one man party rockin’ non stop on his Fockin Glockenspiel. (Big D’s Facebook)


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Local Music After Lunch – Crooked Coast

Insane Tony here with another local music after lunch. Today’s local artist is Crooked Coast.The band is made up of Ben Elder (bass), Charles Parker Walton (Drums, Johnny Mac (Guitar), and Luke Vose (Guitar, Vocals). They have shared the stage with the likes of Barrington Levy and Everlast (yup, that Everlast). These guys stand for everything Cape Cod, from rum running to hanging on Water Street. From Rock to Reggae to Hip hop, their live show will blow your nuts off. This is the video for Ritalin, which Is solely responsible for my bedroom ever being clean as a teenager.

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Local Music After Lunch – John Beninghof

Insane Tony here, I am the local music guy here on The Real Cape, I’ll be posting a new original local artist video every day, so if you have a suggestion email it to

For those of you unfamiliar with the scene around here you probably didn’t know there are artists on Cape Cod that don’t do Buffett covers over and over and actually play original music. Well we have plenty,  and there are some great ones.

Today’s featured local is John Beninghof with a video filmed in Woods Hole. For more on John check out his website or find him on Facebook.

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