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Thursday, December 27, 2007

a new ending

Well if you haven't heard. I am no longer employed at law firm that I worked at for the last 9 years. It's time for me to stop living someonelse's dreams and make a full time pursuit of my own interests. Which are simply put; to make a better impact on this community, by doing what I love - throwing parties and events at 58 and through-out JC/NYC/USA/EARTH, touring the world with American Watercolor Movement. That's what I will be focusing in on. Also I think there's an acting career and some stunt double work, but let's get to that later.

Tonight, is a political stop at City Hall to discuss the new proposes drafted by Steve Fulop regarding the entertainment ordinance. I would have mentioned this earlier but I just found out about it myself. Save January 9th on your calender because this baby may be up for a final vote that day.

On Friday the 28th, there's a dance party at my friend Jayne's place. She lives at the Firehouse by Marco and Pepe. I am DJ-ing along with the Cat Juggler and special guests. Please be kind and be ready to give $5 at the door. There will be booze and food there !! The address is 38 Mercer Street. There's a big red garage door. party starts at 9 pm.

New Year's Eve American Watercolor Movement plays at Maxwell's. We are opening for Dean and Britta (ex-Luna). Show starts at 10 pm. we'll be on shortly after doors open since Dean and Britta play the before 2008.

58 will also have our annual New Year's Eve Celebration party. The Meltdowns, and the alabastards play with DJ's Lex, Spyker, Astronaut, DJ Soul and mEgan scheduled. It's gonna be a long night, better pack breakfast. doors 9pm, $10 suggested donation before 2am $5 after.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The final push

Okay shoppers here we go into the final week. Prices are getting cut, but the real decline will be after the numbers fall short for the holidays and store look to unload everything at even greater savings. My advice get yourself a copy of it's A Wonderful Life and wait it out.

The week is a holiday party festival at teh Lamp Post. Tonight's Street Justice's Holiday Party features DJ Justin (Black Hollies) spinning. Thursday my Santa Baby Ali, will elf you ass and Sanck Attck spins, On Friday DJ Caligula makes a toasty dancefloor, breaking out his new laptop. and finally on Saturday DJ Cat Jugler spins for the Ugly X-Mas Sweater Holiday Party.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Join the Masquerade

Special Thanks to the Swigs and Billy of the Meltdowns for performing for the closing party @ 58. John Fesken's work must come down for our next show, Women of Color, painting by John Besante, who if you don't know is really the king of art in Jersey City. While other developers, bulldoze down art communities in favor of lux condos, John Besante owns 3 galleries in Jersey City, 58, es ORO, and the Mary Bensen galleries are the children of John Besante. so come see the work of the father of art in Jersey City on Friday. Dr. Shakes and D2 are preparing a special video installation for the opening. On Thursday Evening, Nuygen Smith takes over the Mary Bensen gallery with Inside Editions, a host of cool cheap artwork. On Wednesday, Art House Productions sposors the Cosi Gallery Art Opening for Andy Castillo 6 to 8 pm.

Tonight, Melissa Surach finally throws a candy cane to the poetry clubbers of JC. Maybe it's her heart growing 3 times, but special Guest St. Patrick will be there to wax her back. Afterwards, head over to the Lamp Post for my special guest DJ alternative for tonight.

On Wednesday, Greg D plays out in Brooklyn at Vox Pop, and the Division of Planes are at Maxwell's. Tree and John Shell are playing some drinking songs at 169 Bar at 11pm. And the nenwly formed The Poconos plays at the Delancy at 8 pm. Locally, Autumn will be hosting Trivia Night at Barrow Street Bar.

Thursday Greg D's Lunar Ensemble plays the Knitting Factory and Sophelia (AWM members) play at 169 bar on the early side at like 7 pm.

Hala is celebrating her 5th year with a masquerade ball. In the words of Elvis Costello " you better look sharp"

the full stories below

REMINDER:Holidays At The Loew's Jersey: Santa, Miracles & Mary Poppi
Posted by: "solan" solan
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:52 pm (PST)
Friday and Saturday, December 14-15, the Landmark Loew's Jersey willget in the Holiday Spirit with two classic family films and a visitfrom Santa Claus himself!Friday, December 14 at 7:30PMMiracle on 34th StreetStarring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara & Natalie Wood.(1947, B&W, 96 mins.)60th Anniversary Screening! Holiday-themed movies tend not to be takenseriously by critics, and often sink into a morass of excesssentimentality. The original "Miracle on 34th Street" broke thosemolds. And while the script can be called heart-warming, it refuses tobecome mushy. The movie can be enjoyed on its most basic level, as astory about a kindly man working as a department store Santa who,because he believes he really is Santa Claus, must defend his sanity.But the sharp script also deftly mixes sly comedy and pointedcommentary with its tender drama, to make one of the most successfulfilm commentaries about the over-commercialization of the Holidays aswell as a thoughtful rumination on the nature of faith itself. Inaddition to its clever premise, the film boasts smart characters,great acting, tight pacing, and one of the most memorable - andparodied - climaxes in film history. Don't miss this chance to see iton "the big screen."PLUS - There will be a short Holiday "Sing-Along" concert before thefilm, led by the Loew's massive pipe organ, which is now beingfine-tuned after years of restoration!

Saturday, December 15 from 12:30PM to 3:30PMVisit Santa Here! This is not a classic film - but a classic Holidayritual.Free.For the thirteenth consecutive year, The Jolly Old Elf will be on handat the Landmark Loew's Jersey to greet visitors and listen to theirHoliday wishes. Everyone is welcome - including PETS! (Pet owners areasked to come between 2:20PM and 3:30PM.) The visit with Santa isFREE. A digital photo with Santa costs just $3, but bring a new,unwrapped toy for a needy child and the photo will be free as our"Thank You."PLUS - Every child that comes to see Santa will receive a coupon for$1 off the cost of a child's admission to that evening's screening of"Mary Poppins"!Saturday, December 15 at 6PMMary PoppinsStarring Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke(1964, Color, 140mins.)The first Disney film ever to be nominated for Best Picture, MaryPoppins collected a total of 13 Oscar nominations - more than anyother musical - and collected five statues, including Best Actress forJulie Andrews. Andrews is perfect in the title role of a mysticalnanny who literally falls from the sky and into the lives of twolonely children in Edwardian London. Soon, she is taking them onadventures in a cartoon world and riding a puff of smoke over thecity's rooftops. Director Stevens mixes a few bits of darkness intohis musical comedy, with one song that is surprisingly melancholy andthe brooding, surreal scenes of stylized London rooftops. Of course,much of the film is filled with playful goofiness. The effect of thiscontrast is to make the magic at the core of the story seem morebelievable - and that is one of the secrets of Mary Poppins' timelesspopularity. The classic from Disney is loved by every new generation.This Holiday Season, re-live your memories and create new ones withyour children.Each screening is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors & children 12 yearsold and younger. Combo discounts are available for multiple screenings.Call (201) 798-6055 or visit for more info.

Hello favorite friends,You are cordially invited to attend a Masquerade Ball in celebration of HALA VINTAGE's 5th year.The debauchery begins at 9:00pm on Saturday, December 15th at HALA VINTAGE of course.Dress to impress. Use your imagination please. There will be a prize for the BEST mask!love,HalaHALA VINTAGE326 5th StreetJersey CityNew Jersey07302201 653 8877

Saturday December 15 - galapagos
from The Deli:
I know Christmas parties aren't very Rock and Roll, but here at The Deli we have a very good reason to throw one: to actually see each other's face! This crazy modern world is so impersonal that, believe it or not, most of the peeps who contribute to our magazine have never met each other!
You might think: "where do I come into the picture then?". Well you come into the picture now, because we haven't met 90% of our readers either, you impresonal sons of The Big Apple!
The party in question will be at Galapagos on Saturday December 15.
Doors will be $6 (if you sign the Deli's mailing list, otherwise $8).
We have a very cool line up with 5 emerging NYC bands (of course!) we really dig. It goes something like this:
8.45 - Weird Owl - (Weird) Owls are not what they seem. This band's music is the perfect soundtrack for one of those Lynchian doped up parties - Galapagos even has red curtains!
9.30 - Susu - "Susu salvages choice scraps from the post-grunge sound, using urgent guitars and call-and-response vocals to create a thick, humid atmosphere." - Time Out, New York
10.15 - Seasick - the band - fronted by Persian/Latvian Jasmine Golestaneh - manages quite incredibly to strike that magic balance between dark intensity, creativity, sensuality and powerful songwriting that made Jim Morrison and co.'s music so strangely addictive. - The Deli 11.00 - Ravens and Chimes - "The New York-based quintet sounds like a more confident Bright Eyes or maybe a folksier version of Wolf Parade (minus their anthemic song structure leanings). They're pretty darn cool and they're hitting the spot right about now." - Nik Mercer / BibaBidi
11.45 Lismore - Lismore sounds like Matt & Kim’s cousins from the wrong side of the tracks. A little grimier, a little less pop-y and a little more of an edge. - Bigstereo

Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Holiday Recess

The trial I was working on has been adjourned until March. I am back to the holiday rush.

Now you may hace already heard that the Mayor of JC is honoring Art House Productions for their creation, nuturing, and promotion of JC Fridays . At 2 o'clock on Wednesday, Mayor Heally will be giving Christine Goodman and Jack Halpin keys to the cityand annoucing the expansion of JC Fridays . In turn, I will be giving them keys to my car, and the lock of my moped. Congratulations !!

The original "Art House" open mic takes place this Thursday at 6:30 pm with poet Kay Barrett and musical guest David Jacobsen. Friday brings the winter installment of JC FRIDAYS, and art house features THE UKUADIES to our stage at 8:30 and 10pm. In addition, the Chicco Mann plays at Grass Roots Arts Facility at 10:30 pm, American Watercolor Movement plays at Canco Lofts at 10:00 pm, and ..... for a full listing.

The Mary Bensen gallery will be open to show the Watercolors Exhibit. Kayt Hester Lent and Hiroshi Kumagai's Sticky Fingers shwo opens at the Lex Leonard Gallery. 58 will be open from 10:59 to 11:01 pm for a viewing of JW Fesken's Ehullek Tragedies. On Saturday December 8th, we will have the closing party featuring music from the Swigs and Billy Gray of the Meltdowns, plus a couple of special guests. This is an early party 7 to 11 pm. in order for us have have time to ejoy Dr. Paul's Holiday party that evening. Next Friday we will welcome John Besante's Women of Color Paintings.

Please see attached for exciting news! Hope you can join us!

"Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy along with several city agencies will honor Art House Productions for their innovative JC Fridays which links arts and business and will announce its expansion during a 2 p.m. press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at City Hall, 280 Grove Street."

Thank you to all of JC Fridays' sponsors, business supporters, arts organizations and participating artists for making JC Fridays a success.
With our new sponsors, we have embarked on a road toward expanding outreach of the arts to all Wards in Jersey City, creating new opportunities for artists to show their work while promoting local business.
Art House Productions and the JC Fridays program would not be possible without you! For those who are available this Wednesday, December 5th at 2pm, we hope you will be able to join us at City Hall.
Kind regards,
Christine Goodman

Founder/Executive Director, Art House Productions
Creating Performance, Broadcast and Publishing Opportunities for Artists P.O. Box 3264 Jersey City, NJ 07303 t. (201) 915-9911 e. w.

BIG news and BIG events this week at Art House Productions -- and we hope YOU can be a part of it! This Wednesday, AHP will be honored at City Hall with a Proclamation from the Mayor for our contribution to the arts and specifically, with a press conference to announce the expansion of our citywide program, JC Fridays. Please join us if you can!

Then this Thursday, ART HOUSE IS WHERE IT'S AT, with poet Kay Barrett and musical guest David Jacobsen. Friday brings the winter installment of JC FRIDAYS, and we will welcome THE UKUADIES to our stage at 8:30 and 10pm. It's gonna be a hot show!

Hope to see you soon, and in the meantime...

Keep on creating!

Two Nights of Steamy Organ Action - w/ Ben Stivers & Noel SagermanTHURSDAY 12/6Elysian Cafe 9:30pm1001 Washington St. HobokenOur regular jaunt. Come on by & check it out. We're there every 1st & 3rd Thursday lookin to scrap.If you're a player - we've been openin it up late.article: 12/7Lincoln Inn 7:30pm13 Lincoln StJersey CityGoin to the Heights! Oh yeah.Grab a steak & cheer us on.This is part of the JC Fridays series.,bryan

YOU'D BETTER WATCH OUT -- OUR CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR IS COMING TO TOWN!!Friday, December 7th, 7pm - 9pm18 Erie St., Jersey City -- mere steps from the Grove St. PATHYes, kiddies, you have only one more week to wait for the jaw-dropping extravaganza that will be the World of Style-Balance Christmas Spectacular. It will forever be the Gold Standard of Spectaculars... Fireworks and snow! Ms. Scrooge versus Tiny Tina! Naughty Santa and the Frisky Elf! Reindeer and dancing Stylettes! AND of course plenty of fabulous vintage outfits and groovy hairstyles!All part of the JC Fridays festival!Merry Merry,Kathleen, Your Fashion HostessWorld of Style Vintage & Balance Salon18 Erie StreetJersey City, NJ 07302Clothing: 201-324-2992 / www.worldofstylevintage.comHair: 201-369-7000 /

Chico Mann
The Underground Dance Party Continues!
Friday 12/7/07
The Waterbug Hotel Suite 3
[aka The Grassroots Arts Facility]
143-5 Christopher Columbus Drive
Jersey City 07302
10pm sharp
No Cover.
Thursday 12/13/07
Black Betty
366 Metropolitan Ave (@ Havemeyer)
11pm show
Marcos J. Garcia
130 Mercer St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
c: 973.454.7258


Check out the article about my gallery at the Starledger. Just click on the link below: I'm so exited!!! Elen!

Wed Dec 12th
Vox Pop
1022 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY
8:00 - Bill Bernthal
8:30 - Greg D
9:30 - Mikel Campbell
This is one of those rare Greg D solo gigs. Come hang out at this great place & neighborhood in the Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn.
Good food, drink, coffee, people, and a nice billing..
Thurs Dec 13th
The Knitting Factory (Tap Bar)
74 Leonard St
8pm - MERGE (Cassandra Cleghorn, Erik Lawrence, Allison Miller, Rene
9pm - CLOCKWORK MERCURY (Eric Mingus & Catherine Sikora) 10pm - LUNAR ENSEMBLE (John "Lunar" Richey, Slugger, Greg D, Chris McKenna, Tom Diello, Dave Dreiwitz)
Sat Dec 22nd
The Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ
"Power to the Peaceful"
8pm - The Chilling Details
9pm - Sounds of Greg D
10pm - The Lone Orchestra
..performing their own set of Arlan Feiles' songs as well as backing up these local faves doing some awesome peace-related covers:
Joanna Burns, James Dalton, April Smith, Rick Barry, Alex Brumel, Val Emmich, Paul Rosevear, Geena, Anthony Fiumano, Amanda Duncan, Kerry McNulty, Greg D, Chris Lucas, Frankie McGrath, Lindsey Miller, Anthony
D'Amato, Matt O'Ree, Gordon Brown, Zach Hurd and Ruby! of Causeway!
and Katie Truly

Hi,We're playing Maxwell's on Wednesday 12/12 with Ludlow Lions and Object. There is much anticipation around this: we get to see some great bands that night too, we have new songs and broken gear. It's true, Jerel busted part of his bass the day of our last show. We all want to know, Will it be repaired in time? Or, will our pal Matt "clutch" Porter be called upon again for the use of his bass? The only way to find out is to come out to Maxwell's and have a great time with us! Tom / Jerel / TomDivision of Planes--------12/12Maxwell's1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ Also see:- Ludlow Lions- ObjectDoors at 8:30 p.m.--------1/25Asbury LanesAsbury Park, NJ Also see:- Jucifer- boy / girl

Friday, November 23, 2007

We Come in PEACE PARTY friday

thank you to everyone who searched for my auto, the Golden Nugget last night, as you may have heard, my car was found without the $500 worth of alcohol I bought for Friday's Party. At least the kids on Columbus Avenue had a good time. it will take them most of the weekend to finish it up. in the spirit of this party I will end this paragraph .

I restocked the booze etc and am setting up for tomorrow.

Here's the deal if you aren't aware.

dress: someone who has come in PEACE ; hippies aliens etc.
time: 9 pm to late door : $5 in costume (rock the theme please it's easy) no costume no party ? there's plenty to drink, eat, and dance. I am hiring a cleaning service after you guys leave so, if $5 is too much for you to pay, then please go kindly somewhere else and spend your money.

dj's : Bill MCCamie, Cootah, astronaut, dancing t, plus you (itunes kitchen) peace out, tony 516 Jersey Ave Jersey City, NJ 07302201fbi-auto 973-219-9696

on more important thing. I really could use some help setting up tomorrow, it's been 2 years since I have had a party at my place so as you can imagine, there a lot of work to be done. call me if you can help set-up

also I could really use some help with


As you can see I have removed all of the events at the Corkscrew. The ower decided he didn't want to have music, dj's, and our bad elemnts in teh bar anymore. go if you need to get your game on.

ON SUNDAY theres a benefit show at MAWXWELL"S .
The Coffin Daggers,, WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice and Mellissa Surach all represent this great cause

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Get out d' vote

Polls are open until 8 pm on Tuesday. I usually publish the recommendations of those persons more political than I such as Mia Scanga and Tris McCall, but since the candidates in the 33rd District are running unopposed, my recommendation is to write-in the Man from the Party Party "Dancing" Tony Susco. My first act as supreme leader will be to abolish the Parking Authority and make all of our citizens ride mopeds.

The Very talented Thomas Carlson is offering Painting Classes.

See the flyer above for more info. This is a good opportunity for beginners who want to explore their creative side. This is also the theme behind the next art opening at the Mary Bensen Gallery. This Friday, watercolor works by Jersey City's Newest Artist Amy Blair, Mike Mandraccia, Mey Mey Lin, are joined by veterans John Besante, Steve Singer,and Orlando Reyes to display their works. For the rookies, this will be their first art show, as for the old guard, they are all painting in a medium they normally present in.

After the opening, stop by 58 for our closing party for The Artemathician. The evening will also feature a live performance by Electr0/Afro-Beat Artist Chico Mann. You can check out the Video for Chico Mann "Who You Runnin' From" below (Manifest Tone Vol. 1 Kindred Spirits/K7! 2007) Directed by Gabriel Omar Añel .
The locations should Be familiar to those of you with a keen JC Eye.
Also that Evening, The Funeral Crashers are playing at the Knitting Factory Tap Bar. Going back to Thursday, Lismore plays at 131 Chrystie Street. On Saturday Night the Swigs play @ sets at the Iron Monkey while The Meltdowns rock out the Clash Bar in Clifton.

This Thursday, The attic Ensemble beginn their presentation of Jeffery. Shows run through the 18th and advance tickets can be ordered via
Saturday, welcome another Gallery Debut in Jersey City. DJ Johny Astronaut recently moved to the Foundry at the base of Communipaw Avenue. Opting out of an apartment that he occupied for many years, he settled on a new location that offered spacious room for a gallery space. This begins the begin for the 211 Gallery. The Opening features works by several local artists. Please click here to see the full Evite including directions to the gallery.

In addition, to 211, Beth Achenbacdh's The Sum of All Parts has thier opening at LITM. And 911 Gallery has a wine tasting with DJ William McCamie on Saturday Night . Get Busy y'all.

the fine print

COMMON FOLK presentsLISMORE (live - at midnight)131 Chrystie St. (at Delancey St.)Sweatshop Labor NYCRage MountainThursday Nov vodka from 11-12.

Chico Mann has teamed up with keyboardist/producer Victor Axelrod, vocalists Vinia Mojica and Mayteana Morales, and Telekinetic Kat on the turntables to bring you…
The Sweaty Underground Dance Party!

Friday Nov. 9, 2007
Gallery 58
58 Coles St
Jersey City, NJ
Saturday Nov. 10, 2007
Lucky Cat
245 Grand St.
btwn Driggs & Roebling
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday Nov. 24, 2007
Studio B.P.M.
237 Kent Ave
btwn Grand and N.1st
Brooklyn, NY
For more info:

Marcos J. Garcia
130 Mercer St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
c: 973.454.7258

Funeral Crashers play Necromantic, NYC's esteemed weekly goth and wave night: Friday, November 9thKnitting Factory tap bar74 Leonard Street, NYCdoors @ 11pm 18+ / $10 admission flyer for discount admission: Also, our full length record, La Fin Absolue Du Monde is now available through CD Baby, iTunes, Interpunk,, and via direct mail order. Love,Us ps- if you no longer wish to be on this email list, please reply back with "remove me" as your subject line.
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You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening Reception for The 211 Gallery at the Foundry in Jersey City on Saturday November 10th, 2007 at 7pm.

Please click here to see the full Evite including directions to the gallery.

Featured artists: Rene Mayorga, Mark Argue,Tom Wilson, Donna Kessinger,Vikki Michalios, Leila Bowie,Arturo Toulinov, Ev Stone,Roberta Melzl andNorm Francouer.

Curated by: Rene MayorgaThanks and we hope to see you on Saturday.
John Campbell and Zenobia Simmons

The 211 Gallery300 Communipaw Ave Suite 211Jeersey City, NJ 07304201-725-8799

919 Gallery like to invite you to a night of:18 Exquisite Authentic Italian Wines and Foods direct from Italy(See attachments for a detailed description)Saturday Nov-17, 20077.00-10.00pm150 Bay Street #919 , Jersey City, NJ Directions from NYC: 33rd Street or WTC PATH trains to Grove Street Exit more info: Kim'Naked City Spleen.'Photography series that portray various urban ruins and underground spaces with a human figure inhabiting them. Piece Tuscan-Style Aperitivo Set (2 sets will be raffled) 4 Piece Stylish Italian Designed Wine Opener Set (2 sets will be raffled)1 Connoisseur Vintner's Reserve Table-top Wine opener If you are just looking to hang out with amazing and interesting people and enjoy yourself you should definitely come! For those that don't like wine, beer/soda/water/liquers and others will also be served.DJ William RSVP by e-mail or by phone/text message: 201-779-6929 $15.00 donation will be collected at the door Looking forward seeing you at this special event! Best regardsElen Sviland919 Gallery, 150 Bay Street, #919, Jersey City, NJ phone: 201-779-6929

Comrades, Howdy!Quite a few individuals have demanded to be taught The Dance (which needs a name... the Waterboard Wiggle?) that we do at our shows so that they can do it with us. We've been really flattered, and we think that's very awesome, so for the show we have coming up next Saturday (the 10th) at Clash Bar, we're going to hold an informal dance lesson at my place before the gig. Anyone is welcome to come to my house that isn't psycho; there will be beers, some food, and then y'all can go to a bar and get sloppy while we go set up for the gig. Also, we have some really awesome bands playing with us! The Porchistas from Montclair will have you singing along merrily about PBR. (They have 3 songs about Pabst Blue Ribbon.) The Imperialists from Brooklyn will have you singing along merrily about chocolate, fucking the government, and being totally awesome, they are an amazing band. The Slow Learners from DC are a kick ass touring funk and groove band from Washington DC. Listen to them here! Party dance music to kick the night off. The Meltdowns will play last, so I think we can all look forward to getting our dance on all night long. One last thing: we have a hot new t-shirt specifically fitted for girls. We'll have them at the show. Click here to see what they look like!The details on e'erythang:Saturday Nov 10th at 10pmClash Bar39 Harding Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011The dance lesson pre-game show:Earlier that day at 6-8 (it's flexible):215 McWhorter St. Apt. 1, Newark, NJ 07105 See ya!Billy

"THE SWigs we all need A little lOVE TOUR!


11:30 PM

Hey roller derby fans!
Thanks to everyone who made the trek out to Wilkes-Barre, PA for the last bout! Despite being down a few skaters, the Ironbound Maidens still played a great game and had a lot of fun. But this bout was only preparation for GSR's ultimate roller derby match up and last game of the season, happening on Sunday, November 11th.
On the 11th, GSR's all-star Ironbound Maidens will take on the New Jersey Dirty Dames' all-star Hub City Hellrazors in the "Battle for New Jersey." Only one league will reign as the First Ladies of New Jersey roller derby! This is the bout of the season - one NOT to be missed!The bout will take place at the Kendall Park Roller Rink in Kendall Park, NJ (
map it!). Click here to buy advance tickets online from Brown Paper Tickets ($12 General Admission/$20 VIP). Doors are at 6:30 pm - First whistle at 7:30 pm. We hope you'll join us as we wrap up the 2007 season with the ultimate Garden State showdown!
As always, you can check out league information, skater bios, photos, and more at
See you on the rink,The Garden State Rollergirls



INFO: 201-547-4333

Friday, November 2, 2007

Early Bird Gets the Book

CORPOREAL - Book as Body, Body as Book Exhibition of artists' books, prints, and and other wonders. November 2, 2007- January 3, 2008Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 2007 3:30 - 5 pm Rutgers University LibrariesJohn Cotton Dana Library Fourth Floor Galleries185 University Avenue Newark, NJ 07102Artists include:Carol Armstrong, Aileen Bassis, Eileen Biano, Judith K. Brodsky, Jen Carpenter, Evonne Davis, Steven Dressler, Bethany Fancher, Asha Ganpat, Stephanie Garceau, Chris George, Jaz Graf, Karen Guancione, Rachel Hadas, Valerie Hammond, Eve Ingalls, Mary Jeys, Kay Kenny, Catherine LeCleire, Melissa MacAlpin, Anna Pinto, James Prez, Sarah Sharp, Clarissa Sligh, Nyugen E Smith, Buzz Spector, Stephanie Werthman, Marica Wilson. ALSO FEATURING selections from the Brodsky Center collection by: Don Kennell, Patricia Dahlman, Ronna Lebo, Lorenzo Pace, Eve Ingalls, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge & Kiki Smith, and selections from the Femfolio.----------

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

scary : spiced up

Update: Party on Saturday was a rocker. Missed it ? Don't worry. Dancing Tony's Halloween Party at teh Lamp Post is this Wednesday. The Super Karaoke Fun Time Band plays again, this timne with you at teh lead. Prizes for Best Performace, Most Horrific and Best Costume.

Tonight : Tuesday : Babyhole at Toyeater with I am judging the Mr. and Mrs. Killtown Costume Contest. Dress up. Halloween is not even here yet.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

All Dressed Up and Someplace to Go

Last Night I Dreamt, that somebody loved me....If you missed our Morrissey/The Smiths Night at the Lamp Post, well you missed it. It was a brooding you shouldn't have missed. Thanks to Cootah for coming up with this one. And thanks to DJ Snack Attack and Caligula for making it come through. Tonight My Roommate DJ William McCamie playsat Bar 13.

With Morrissey crying in a corner, at Hammerstein Ballroom, we should turn our attention to another tragedy. And that would be the fact that I still don't have a costume and it's Halloween weekend. Rock Soup Studio's is having a Masquerade Ball at 660 Grand Street tonight. Tomorrow Night, Toy Eaters is Hosting the Ghost of Uncle Joe's Party. With all of the shit that has gone down over the last month, the multi faceted Super Karaoke Fun Time Band is stepping in to fill play the Black Stooges. Shell Shag was unfortunately unable to serve us the Ramones. So if you know of the ultimate cover band send them our way. Doors are at about 8 pm. BYOB OK. I've heard that some of the old school Uncle Joe's kids will be at the Cork Screw on Saturday Night as well.
Tonight, the SKFTB is at the Corkscrew and on Halloween Night, they will be at the Lamp Post dressed as the Kinks. Check out their play list here and come dressed as your best Pat Benatar, or David Lee Roth, or Mac McCauglin (Superchunk). There will be prizes for best dressed, best performance, and most horrific.
Speaking of performances, this will be the last weekend to see Maladjusted at art house , tonight could actually be a triple play evening, because you can see the accumulation project, which closes this weekend and also see and extra scary spice Late Night Curiosities at art House this evening. Bring a change of underwear so you can wet yourself freely. Babyhole's Melissa Surach performs (most likely partial clothed - she says it's relief for the heat of performing) . Babyhole also has a Hollweened affair this Tuesday at Toyeaters. I will be judging the Mr. and Ms. Killtown Contest. It's a combination of talent and drinking. I guess it's like pool or darts but with less of an emphasis on scoring ?

If you haven't picked up an outfit, try Another Man's Treasure or World of Style. For something, creepy, cheesy, or sleazy. They'll have you covered. !! World of Style has a live mannequins on Saturday from noon to 2pm.

On the music side, The Grass Roots Art Facility has some live music this evening, There is a Halloween Loft Party with the Coffin Daggers in Hoboken on Saturday and The Plastic Passion Band slips into a coma on Sunday Night at the Knitting Factory. And starting off the woek week, the Ukaladies play the Rodeo Bar.

Okay: I saved the art stuff for last. This Saturday is Newarks's Art Studio tour weekend. Tonight Henry Sanchez has an opeing in Newark. In fact there's a bunch of art stuff in Newark this weekend. check out the City Without Walls Site for more info on the weekend. And last but nit least is teh closing party for Earthscapes at the Mary Bensen Gallery, it presdessor is listed below.

Here are the specs:

hello jersey city,
we've got a KILLER play going for 3 more performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. MALADJUSTED is phenomenal -- funny and moving.
one man + one chair + one roll of packing tape = theatrical magic
special experimental film at the top of the show. whole thing runs 60 minutes. COME OUT! WE REALLY NEED YOU IN THE SEATS and THIS SHOW IS GREAT!!
want to celebrate the joy of Halloween with a bunch of freaks? by popular demand, LATE NITE CURIOSITIES is back THIS FRIDAY at 10 pm and 11:30pm!
FREE if you bring your MALADJUSTED show program. it is going to be a fabulous nite! weirdos, eccentrics, costumes! wear your own costumes or just enjoy ours. LATE NITE CURIOSITIES' halloween show features the craziest of the crazy. not to be missed. for info.
hope you can join us!!
Art House Productions presents the American premiere of
Maladjusted is a one-act, one-man, tragi-comic tale of middle-aged despair and the ties that bind, both literally and metaphorically, featuring a tour-de-force performance from Irish actor Laurence Lowry. Maladjusted is written by Derek O'Connor, creator of infamous Irish satirical blog Blogorrah and former Jersey City resident, and directed by Art House Productions' Associate Artistic Director, Jack Halpin.
October 18-20, 25-27 (Thurs-Sat) at 8pm
Laurence Lowry*
Jack Halpin
$12, $8 students/seniors
Group rates available
Call 866.811.4111
Art House Productions
Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place, Roof, Jersey City, NJ (SE Corner of Hamilton Park, near Erie St/8th) Wheelchair accessible
Running time: 1 hr.
(Includes a surprise performance every night at the top of the show!)
Please enjoy our current art installation, THE ACCUMULATION PROJECT, before and after "Maladjusted." Curated by Other Leading Brand.

This and all of Art House Productions’ programs are made possible with the generous support of Exeter Properties and Hamilton Square. For more information, please visit:
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
Founder/Artistic Director, Art House Productions

Hello everyone,Thank you for being on my email list and coming to my shows. You will all get magnets!The "You can't take my kids away! I stuffed them for posterity!" magnets finally arrived today. Is your fridge ready for this posterity? xxxxxxxxxxThis FridayFOR THOSE WHO DARE...Back by popular demand, Art House Productions brings you a strange andexciting evening filled with eccentrics, entertainers and obscure talents! LATE NITE CURIOSITIESFRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH10pm show repeated at 11:30pm$5 admission(FREE with "Maladjusted" show program and/or costume!)STARRINGRichard KirkwoodLexie Levin David JacobsenDuncan PflasterBeth BentleyJoe JacovinoMelissa SurachRoland Ramos and the Art House Bandand more!Art House ProductionsHamilton Square1 McWilliams Place, Roof(SE Corner of Hamilton Park, near Erie & 8th St.) I will be doing my "I'm from New Jersey" dance. I only do it on special occasions, and I've been practicing the choreography and teasing my hair all week.xxxxxxxxBabyHole Halloween Party! October 30thI will send out a separate email about this later on in the week because it's so huge. But here are highlights:-Sylvia Browne, world renown psychic, author and Montel show regular, will be hosting. -Only half an hour of open mic. About 45 minutes of comedians, including Aubrey Tennant, Brooke Van Poppelen, and others TBA.-Start primping now for the first ever MS. AND MR. KILLTOWN COMPETITION. It's a costume contest, but so much more. It's also a drinking and talent contest! Prizes will be provided by local business such as Another Man's Treasure and more. Thanks!MelissaPS If you'd like to be taken off this list, please let me know.

I realize this is a late notice. But, I will be included in a group show at a new gallery that opens in Newark, NJ called Rupert Ravens Contemporary. The opening is Friday night from 6-10pm. Check the details below. And below the "below" you can see some new art-work of mine at the links.

Inaugural Exhibition Reception
Friday October 26, 2007
6PM - 10PM
85 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102 973.353.0660
Please join us to celebrate the grand opening of Newark newest and New Jersey's largest fine art gallery in conjunction with Newark Art Council's - Open Door Studio Tour - Gallery Crawl
ALSO New: myspace AND myartspace websites!

OH, YES! Halloween is almost upon us, so hurry on in to get your last-minute costume ideas from our Live Mannequins!!!Saturdays 12pm - 2pmThe infamous Dennis and Fireman Tom will be back to model in the window, and you know things will quickly get out of hand with those two around! Rumor has it that one of them will be a Naughty Nurse...Oooooo, veddy scary, kids!Ciao darlings,--Your Fashion Hostess, KathleenWorld of Style Vintage & Balance Salon18 Erie StreetJersey City, NJ (near Grove St. PATH station)

come hear some music and enjoy yourselves now, won't ya?

This Saturday, Rocktober 27th
8:00 PM
at the Beelmedia Loft (721 Grand St. in the HOB)
A Halloween Costume Ball
Lloyd Unitedthe Beel Band/Billy Pilgrim/someday we'll have a namethe Faveand the Coffin Daggers Come One, Come All, and Come in Costume!$10 coverFour Bands!Four Bars!All you can drink! Drink all you can!

This weekend you are invited to an event of art and movement and visions of the beyond. We decided to go ahead and expand the party to include a third even more secret space that will go until noon on Sunday.
Yes, noon Sunday. But to get there you'll have to earn it.

Newark Open Doors Events: Oct 27METRO 25 GALA: Tickets AvailableCalls for Work: Due in November
SEPTEMBER 20 - NOVEMBER 1: ON EVERY WALL On Every Wall, curated by Ben Goldman, headlines three shows that will have a Newark Open Doors reception Saturday, October 27, 2007 from 3-6pm at City Without Walls. Show dates and location: September 20 - November 1, 2007 at cWOW, 6 Crawford Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Free and open to the public Wednesdays-Fridays 12-6 pm and Saturdays 1-6 pm. Directions Join Seen-it-Wonders curator E. Jan Kounitz for a Newark Open Doors tour on Saturday October 27 at 3pm of this exhibition of large photographic works by artists Armand Agresti, Edward Fausty, Kay Kenny, Peter Zirnis, and E. Jan Kounitz. Show dates and location: August 13 – December 28, 2007 at Seton Hall University School of Law, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ 07102. Free and open to the public, daily 10am - 5pm. Directions
NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 20: METRO 25 GALA & SHOW Twenty-five years of City Without Wall's Metro Show will be celebrated with gala event at the Newark Club on November 14, 6-9PM, followed by a free public reception the following night at City Without Walls. Honoring Arist Ben Jones, Newark Councilwoman Dana Rone, and The Prudential Foundation. Gala tickets and sponsorship forms available here.
CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES Join now to be considered for these exciting opportunities... Artists: Outside, Inside multi-site show [Deadline: November 16]Curators: 1800FramesTake4 video show [Deadline: November 30]Artists: 1800FramesTake4 one-minute videos [Deadline: Jan. 30]Curators: Seton Hall Law large works [Deadline: Ongoing]
SEPTEMBER 20 - NOVEMBER 1: STITCH, CUT AND DYE Stitch, Cut and Dye, Newark New Media artist-in-residence Heidi J. Boisvert’s non-violent video game, has its opening reception Thursday, September 20th, 2007 from 5-9pm at City Without Walls. Show dates and location: September 20 - November 1, 2007 at cWOW's New Media Project Room, 6 Crawford Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Free and open to the public Wednesdays-Fridays 12-6 pm and Saturdays 1-6 pm. Directions
See Dan Bischoff's review of On Every Wall in
The Star Ledger, Friday, September 28, 2007. See Jennifer Weiss's full-page story about On Every Wall in The Star Ledger, Sunday, September 23, 2007.

cWOW is easily accessible by car or mass transit. For directions and more information, visit or call without walls, 6 Crawford Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
Image Credits: Seen-it-Wonders - E. Jan Kounitz. Paris Rooftops (2006, archival giclee print, 22" x 46"); Newark New Media - design by Joe Ford; METRO 25: design by Tritonic; Calls & Opportunities - design by Jesse Wright.
City Without Walls, founded in 1975, is a not-for-profit urban gallery for emerging art that advances the careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art. cWOW is funded in part by Prudential Foundation, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, JPMorganChase, and the City of Newark.

Within the Land of Ash

Saturday, October Twenty Seventh
>From 8pm through much much later...
A masquerade party featuring a dozen dj's, live bands and
13 visions of the afterlife built by artists within two massive Brooklyn art spaces. There is a land just beyond here where surreal shares the stage with the sublime.
This is how we live forever-after within the land of ash.
The Sound of Perdition:
Dance to soul-infused techno, dark beats, breaks and a touch of funk by DJ Kimyon, The Dustbin Brothers, Zemi17, Rod + Raul Sanchez, Terminal Optic, & the way-after-hours will be kept dark and sultry with the infamous minimal techno duo: Wolf + Lamb.
Plus big live funk/rock music by: Sankofa & Moisterizer
The Experience of Perpetuity:
The installations below range from full-room spectacles to hidden moments of performance. Thirteen performance troops have been working to remake these two massive art spaces into specific visions of the ever after.
Experience : The ImageNode Ambient Heaven : Hell is What You Make It by Erok & Dan Glass : Vertigoes by Nate Green and Owen Schoppe : The Room of Brick : The Angels of The Lady Circus (This is where the parade begins) : The Beauty of Nonsense by NonsenseNYC : The Loamy Earth of Broken Puppets : The Dream Catcher by Isaac Zal Sprachman
: The Things I Am (or Once Was) by David Wicks : The Chikhai Bardo : Cloud Lounge : Eyes Wide Shut by Boring Incorporated : Charon's Dolls by Debonair : Vision Thirteen : The Immaculate Surprise
Saturday, October 27th
Performances start at 9:30pm
Starting at 3rd Ward Brooklyn
195 Morgan Ave., in the East Williamsburg Industrial Zone Take the L train to Morgan Ave. and walk four blocks north. After midnight we open the second secret location.
$15 with inspired costume : $20 for the unadorned Full details:
p.s. We've done all we can to make this event safe and legal. Please respect the neighborhood by not doing anything obnoxious on the streets. This is the only way we can keep these events alive.


Sunday, October 28th - 7pm @ The Knitting Factory, NYCKnitting Factory Leonard Street, NYC Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm Sharp.8pm The Isles : plastiq passion: 10pm Girl In A Coma: to be a very sweet show!:)H APPY HALLOW EEN!-plastiq passion leave your review for our EP - I Can't Wait

Hey friends!The Ukuladies (with me, Heather Warfel as Cousin Bunnie) are playing at the Rodeo Bar in the East Village on Monday night...
It's the start of our big tour! October in Manhattan, November in Brooklyn, and December 7th in Jersey City!!!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th - 9pm and 10pm. (2 whole sets!!)
The Rodeo Bar
375 3rd Avenue
Audience sing-a-longs? Cheap champagne? Balloon animals? Delicious bacon? What more could you want? The Ukuladies are a perpetually touring sister and tap-dancing-cousin act from Winnipeg, Canada with a lust for life and its idle curiosities. The Ukuladies are fraternal twins Genevieve (banjo uke, voice, toy piano, glockenspiel, penny whistle, and kazoo), Jimmy Lou (uke, voice, violin, saw, kazoo), The Nearly Reverend Mary (uke, voice, kazoo, cow moos), and Cousin Bunnie (tap, interpretive dance, toy accordion, party favors and antics). Come and join the "ladies" as they share cowboy love songs, Hawaiian hits, Ruth Wallis medleys, George Fornby favorites, and originals tunes! Manhattan User's Guide says:
"Beauties playing ukes and singing while another does tap dancing, percussion, and props. Last night, they distributed at various times bacon, frosted cookies, scratch-off tickets (I won $4), and champagne (for the "Tiny Bubbles" finale). Check. Them. Out."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The CMJ from the NJ Side

Thanks to Everyone who came out to 58 for the Artemathician art Opening on Friday Night. The gallery is open 12 to 5 pm on Saturdays, the show runs until November 10th. On Friday Novemeber 9th, werehaving a closing party with a Chico Mann Performance.

Also a big thank you to Toy Eater's for hosting the Shell Shag / Lebanon show on Sunday Night. Shell Shag is planning on coming back as the Ramones for our Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Party on Saturday October 27th. Get your costumes ready, you can get a preview this Friday at Fright Night in the Heights at the Corkscrew.

As for tonight (Tuesday) , if it is not too late. Lismore is playing at LIT Lounge at Midnight. On Wednesday, WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice play Ace of Clubs (formerly Under ACME). On Friday, American Watercolor Movement Plays Maxwell's with New Brunswick's Thing one and Syracuse's Sister Lover (5 keyboardists) . And since I saw James from the Gay Blades they are playing at LIT Lounge on Friday and at Mercury Lounge on Saturday.

This Thursday, Art House Productions begins their round of Maladjusted, an one act comedy about a security gurad that wakes up to find himself bound to a chair. The show runs for about an hour along with a short film. In addition, you get to walk through the Accumulation Project to get to stage side.

Lismore CMJ ShowcaseTuesday, October 16, midnight. Lit - 93 2nd Ave - east village NYWith Von Iva (from SF at 11pm)Rowdy on a tuesday night! hot!more info here: + Stephen

Hey y'all: We're celebrating the release of our first full length, "The Rest of Your Nights" with a record release show as part of the CMJ MUSIC FEST on
***WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17th , 9pm @ ACE OF CLUBS (Formerly Under Acme), 9 GREAT JONES ST, NYC****
Come out and pick up a copy and have a few beers with us! For a taste:
*****This marks the first release on the new Moonlight Mile Records. I'm proud of this album. We all worked hard on it....... hope to see you there . Mike Moebius

Hey Hey Hey,THURSDAY 10/18Elysian Cafe 9:30pm10001 Washington St HobokenOrganTrio! w/ Kyle Koehler & Noel Sagerman. We'll be tossin down all your favorite hits for no cover!Come on out & support live music.--------------------------------------------------------------------THURSDAY 10/25DC's Tavern 10pm505 8th St HobokenBryan Beninghove Banned w/Sam Barsh - keysMatt Kane - drumsKellen Harrison - pork chopspecial guests - special instrumentsMy favorite drinking hole. No cover. Great acoustics.

Art House Productions proudly presents
The American premiere of Irish playwright Derek O’Connor’s funny and moving short play.
"A security guard comes to, finding himself bound and gagged in an empty office building. It wasn’t meant to be like this."
October 18-20, 25-27 (Thurs-Sat) at 8pm
Laurence Lowry*
Jack Halpin
$12, $8 students/seniors
Group rates available
Call 866.811.4111
Or visit
Art House Productions
Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place, Roof, Jersey City, NJ (SE Corner of Hamilton Park, near Erie St/8th) Wheelchair accessible
Running time: 1 hr.
(Includes a surprise performance every night at the top of the show!)
Please enjoy our current art installation, THE ACCUMULATION PROJECT, before and after "Maladjusted." Curated by Other Leading Brand.
This and all of Art House Productions’ programs are made possible with the generous support of Exeter Properties and Hamilton Square. For more information, please visit:
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.

OK it's unofficial, American Watercolor Movement is now part of the elite 2000 bands to play CMJ this year. We don't have an exact ranking as of yet, but we can guarantee you that we are in, or at least close, to the 52nd percentile. And just so you know that it wasn't a fluke. We will be playing this Friday at Maxwell's, as part of their unofficial CMJ bill. We are rocking with Thing-One from the New Brunswick area and Sister Lovers from Syracuse.

Here are the details:

Friday October 19th
1039 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ
Map Here

Doors 9:30 pm $10

9:45 pm Sister Lovers (Syracuse, NY)
10:15 pm - American Watercolor Movement
11:00 pm - Thing One

American Watercolor Movement

mark your calender for our gig with Tommy Ramone on November 18th:

Sun, Nov 18th. All Ages. 7pm. $5.00/$7.00
Tommy Ramone's Uncle Monk
American Watercolor Movement
Melissa Cartoun

Knitting Factory Tap Room
73 Leonard Street,
buy tickets here

Halloween Starts Friday 10/19 :

Frights in the Heights
... at the Corkscrew. Joe at the wheels from around 10:30 - Midnite...more DJ's before and after! Free.
Costumes encouraged.
The Corkscrew
61 Congress Street
Jersey City

For anyone coming via Hoboken/light rail, The Corkscrew is a coupla blocks from the elevator. Just get off and walk straight up congress- it is on the left
The Savant Guard's CMJ Closing Party
NYC's favourite multimedia punks, the earthprogram ltd., launch their new 12"
vinyl and digital-only label, The Savant Guard, at Bar Matchless on Oct 20th 2007.
Live performances from Foreign Islands (11pm), Plastic Little (10pm), Baller Banks (9pm), Ian Love (8pm), and Toro y Moi (7pm). Doors at 6pm, Early open bar, all night drink specials, and give-aways.
Special surprise DJs include Razors (Siberia), Si Young (Plastic Little) and more.
Admission is $5 and we'll be going till they kick us out.
Where: Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave @ Driggs; G to Nassau, L to Bedford.
When: Saturday, October 20th, 2007; Doors @ 6pm
Price: $5
Venue Contact: 718-383-5333
Featured Artists:
Foreign Islands - 11pm
"This single is a master class in attitude and angular rock. Snarling vocals, jerky guitars and break-neck drums hurl themselves down your throat at 100 mph" –NME
Plastic Little – 10pm
"As both the bling-obsessed mainstream and backpacking underground of hip hop have gotten far too serious for any one's good, it's a gift from the gods above when an act like Philadelphia's Plastic Little pops up."
–Montreal Mirror
Too Fresh for Press! Think Black Sabbath meets Mars Volta with Ratatat keys.
Ian Love – 8pm
"mostly acoustic, lushly layered….pure sounding pop music. It is really beautiful stuff, that on first listen I knew I was totally hooked on." –Music For Robots
Toro y Moi – 7pm
"[Toro y Moi's] plaintive vocals are beautifully layered over an intriguing blend of kaleidoscopic folk and rock to create original, well written songs." –Jay the Intern, American Songwriter Magazine

Hey roller derby fans!
Thanks to all of you who came out to see the Ironbound Maidens challenge the WIlmington City Ruff Rollers at GSR's last home bout of the season. Special thanks to the United Spinal Jets who kicked some serious ass on the rink. It's been a great first year, and we can't wait to step it up in 2008!
Still want more roller derby action from your favorite GSR skaters? We have two away games coming up! This Sunday (October 21st) GSR's all-star travel team - the Ironbound Maidens - will take on the Coal City Rollers at 7pm in Wilkes-Barre, PA at
Skateaway (map it!). Tickets will be available at the door. Doors are at 6pm - First whistle at 7pm. Then on November 11th, it's a battle for the Garden State as the Ironbound Maidens take on the New Jersey Cirty Dames in Kendall Park, NJ. More details coming soon!
As always, you can check out league information, skater bios, photos, and more at
See you on the rink,The Garden State Rollergirls

Image credit: Michael Paul Britto, Ghetto GamesIn The Country of Last RefugeA Mashup curated by Emma Wilcox and Evonne M. DavisOctober 20-November 17, 2007Opening Reception Saturday October 27, 6-9:30 PM
Gallery Aferro 73 Market Street Newark NJ 07102
www.aferro.orgGallery Aferro proudly presents the third annual urbanism exhibition in a series titled after the Paul Auster novel In the Country of Last Things. Themes in exploration this year by 36 local, national and international artists are geography, communication and, explicitly for the first time, violence. A fully illustrated color catalog, with essay, will be available here and at the opening. Gallery Aferro is a participant in Newark Open Doors 2007.The artists: Bami Adedoyin, Becca Albee, Scott Andresen, AWG, Ryan Barone, Michael Paul Britto, Lori Brown, Alexander Conner, Patricia Dahlman, Peter Feigenbaum, Asha Ganpat, Dana Hanmer, Travis Hanmer, Michael Itkoff, Katarina Jerinic, Maureen Kelleher, John Maters, Sarah McCann, Stephen McKenzie, Traci Molloy, Lucas Monaco, Owen Mundy + Joelle Dietrick, Leah Oates, Deborah Orloff, Joan Pamboukes, Mike Pare, Jean-Gabriel Periot, Elisa Pritzker, Sara Ross, Anne Schiffer, Calla Thompson, Joe Waks, Barbara Wallace, Michelle Wilson
Normative Behaviors: New Video by Michael Paul BrittoAferro New Media Room October 20-November 17, 2007Opening Reception Saturday October 27, 6-9:30 PMGallery Aferro proudly presents Michael Paul Britto's solo show, Normative Behaviors, in the New Media Room. New and unseen work will be premiered, in addition to acclaimed works such as Ghetto Games, Authenticity of a Smile, and Super N Word.
Britto says that he has "always been fascinated by the creativity spawned from not having, or being deprived. Ghetto Games explores such resourcefulness: the ability to modify one's surroundings to be more conducive to one's amusement.""I like to challenge the viewer to remember the past, and pay close attention to what we accept in our everyday lives as being acceptable behavior from popular culture." Britto's work has been shown internationally, including in Uncomfortable Truths -The Shadow Of Slave Trading On Contemporary Art & Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London, Frequency, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY, Black Panther Rank & File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, and S-Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. He is also a 07 Smack Mellon studio recipient.
Race Still Matters: The Conference, organized by the ACLU of NJ, will take place October 20 and conclude at Gallery Aferro with Justice OutLOUD, a showcase of performing artists dedicated to the cause of racial equality.