Insane Tony’s Local Music Lunch Hour – Spiritual Rez


Editors Note: Insane Tony was late so this is more of a dinner hour today, if you are upset then you can take it up with him personally Twittter

Today we have another honorary artist for our local lunch hour. These guys have ties to The Cape that run deep.

Excuse me, what did you say? Oh you wanted a reggae funk dance party. Well that’s what I’m bringing to you on this fine Wednesday. Spiritual Rez brings all of that and more energy than Hippie at a late night Phish set. The Rez play on Cape 5-10 times a year. They are known for having local musicians sit in with them such as John and Matt Benninghof, Dan Byrnes, Charles Parker Walton and of course O.G (Orion Gans). The Rez tour hard and they hit all the major and smaller festivals in the summer. This band of reggae funk junkies will always leave you wanting more.

Over the last 9 years this 6 piece band has shared the stage with the likes of Steel Pulse, Toots and the Maytals, Barrington Levy as well as George Clinton and Jimmy Buffet. Legendary keyboardist Bernie Worell (Talking Heads, Funkadelic) is known to sit in with the guys for an entire show. Their latest album “Apocalypse Whenever” is almost complete. Do your dancing shoes a favor and catch The Rez next time they invade our peninsula.

Find Spiritual Rez on Facebook or check out their website

P.S. Shout out to locals Brady and Coby Signs, who are in this video.

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Insane Tony’s Local Music Lunch Hour – Michael Gabriel

When most of us hear a steel drum it takes us to that warm place in our dome piece. For Cape resident Michael Gabriel it is his weapon of choice. As a member of Shango Axe, Dune Billy All-stars as well as a solo career, Michael keeps that steel drum pounding all year round.

While playing with Shango Axe, Michael has opened for some of the legends of reggae such as Jimmy Cliff, Burning Spear, Stephen Marley, Toots and the Maytals and Eek-A-Mouse. He has played all over the world from where he grew up in Trinidad and Tobago to Carnegie Hall. He also started Jamm Down Entertainment Productions.

His smooth playing and voice will let you drift right near the beach boiiii. Every year Michael holds a benefit concert called Jammn for Julian (his son). Many cape musicians and local businesses donate to the fundraiser. Please keep your eyes open for the dates of Jammn for Julian 2014.


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Insane Tony’s Local Music Lunch Hour – Brian Sances

Chances are that if you have seen live music here on the cape in the last 10+ years, at some point you’ve seen Brian Sances ripping it up from Wellfleet to the ‘Shpee and every hot spot in between. This multi-talented musician is one of the nicest guys out on the circuit. This past summer his band The Brian Sances Band opened for Kung Fu one of the up and coming bands on the national jam scene. Brian just released an EP with 5 originals called “Driving Home”. (click here to buy it)

Brian’s former bands include local favorites such as From The Ground Up, Shotgun Bandits, and Tripl3crown. His influences range from blues to reggae to jam. Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jerry Garcia, Bob Marley and Trey Anastasio have all shaped Brian into the musician he is today. A constant figure in the capes deep rooted music scene, Brian will surely get you groovin’. So make it a point to catch him if you haven’t already.

Keep up with him on Facebook and be sure to check out his website.

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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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