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The Cyclones With Liam Hogg: “The Dakotas” By P.J. O’Connell – Music VIDEO

WELLFLEET – This weekend, for the first time since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, we heard live music on Cape Cod.

Here is the legendary Cape band, The Cyclones, with special guest drummer Liam Hogg, playing a great P.J. O’Connell song, “The Dakotas” at one of our favorite spots, The Pearl.

The band featured guitarist Bruce Maclean, Jay Hagenbuckle on bass, Malcolm Carlisle on keyboards and Hogg on drums.

A slight breeze was blowing through the screened-in patio, It was a June crowd, not completely full. So it felt safe, and perfect. We even saw saw some of our favorite people who we seem to see at all the good Outer Cape shows, which felt familiar, nostalgic, and comforting.

It did not feel normal, but if felt normal-ish. After a few songs, we moved on. Our soul was refreshed.

And it was quite a weekend of music. It  began with an outdoor concert on Saturday in the garden-like setting that is the backyard of the Falmouth Art Center for a unforgettable show by Kim Moberg and Heather Swanson.

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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