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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

digital vs. analog on digital

Last Sunday, I got to check out Rebecca Vallejo’s Sounds of Brazil in the cozy back room of Bar Majestic. I sat alone, only to find I was amongst friends, check her out if you can. it's from 8 to 10 pm.

Well we finally have some good weather for a Tuesday Night. Maybe it’s God’s way of saying “Hey I’m sorry I broke your CD mixer”. Not to worry though, because tonight it’s going to be digital vs. analog at the Lamp Post. That’s right, I am going Half iPod – Half Vinyl, so if you are stopping by, you can bring either your iPOD or your 45 of Careless Whisper. My next DJ gig is an open contest at L.I.T.M.’s iPOD DJ competition on Saturday Night. If you are interested in the contest, contact I’ll be stopping by in my green giant regale to rock it out.

Speaking of St. Patrick’s, we are NOT having a party @ 58. We are leaving it up to the professionals to deal with amateurs. The Super Karaoke Fun Time Band plays at Iron Monkey and Higgins is at The Cork screw. DJ Lex is spinning at The Lamp Post along with the Real Meal Deal of Corned Beef and Cabbage.

This Thursday at 58, we open up the 99 cent dream store with works by Maurizio Zuluaga. Things start at 7 pm, and we will complement the art opening with discount dollar delights from the store of the same name, even though we are cheap, we are throwing in a couple of extra hours at the end for some music. Unfortunately, DJ Small Change was not asked to play. He was too expensive. (slander)

Jersey City's WFMU is on their second week of fundraising. Tonight, Ted Leo visits Tom Sharpling’s Best Show on The Radio to do some Pay to Play Love, It’s like go-go bars no Tip no Touch policy. You can catch it live on their webcam at and on a thing called the radio at 91.1 FM. Or if you really want to help, you can also volunteer to man their phones during the marathon. The marathon ends up with a DJ-Staff Live Band Karaoke Party on Sunday Night and also feature's Yo La Tengo's Pay to Play performance this Friday Night from 8 to 11 pm. FYI their office has Asteriods in it.

Art House Production’s run of Camino Real runs until the end of the month, check it out, there’s almost 30 actors in the adaptation: for ticket information.

If you are you looking for gigs and that a-hole at 58 doesn’t have space to book you? Don’t take it personally, you can always try Matt at Lucky 7’s, he’s looking for a few acoustic acts (singer/songwriters 1-2 people max) to play weekly at lucky 7s. And you can contact him here Or if you are a full band try contacting Seany Fitz at the Lamp Post for Saturday Nights or you can also contact Augie from for gigs at the Iron Monkey on Friday and Saturday Nights. Also the Corkscrew is featuring solo artists on Monday Nights.

Tuesday 13th
DJ Dancing Tony @ The Lamp Post.

DJ Nuygen - spinning AfroBeat @ Bar Majestic FREE 9 pm

Wednesday 14th

DJ Chuck Daly @ Lucky 7 s with $1 PBR s

Thursday 15th

DJ Steff “Street Justice” Kautzmann and Pete “Early Man” Macy @ The Lamp Post 10 pm

Big In Jersey @ The Iron Monkey w/ Bryan Beninghove Trio Free

Free Form Thursdaze at The Waterbug Underground. 11:00 pm. $3 admission. $2 Yeungling all night long. Poetry, comedy, hip hop, and folk. 11:00 - 12:00 best featured performers in Jersey City, 12:00-1:30 open mic. #7 Eerie Street in the basement of Rolon s Keyhole Bar.

Friday 16th

DJ William McCamie @ @ 13 BAR LOUNGE NYC

Ben and Vanessa @ The Corkscrew 9 pm

??? @ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm

DJ Johnny Astronaut @ The Lamp Post 10 pm to close

The White Star w/ DJ Rhod 9 pm

Saturday 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email to volunteer (see below)

Di in the morning @ The Lamp Post 11am to 6pm – Scrabble and other nerdy stuff with the delight of Bloody Mary’s and Egg Sandwiches

Rock Soup Studio's Gumbo Fest 8 to 11 pm variety show,
11 pm on DJ Funkie Junkie @ Project 001

The Super Karaoke Fun Time Band @ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm

DJ Lex @ The Lamp Post 10 pm to close
With Corned Beef and Cabbage

iPOD DJ competion at L.I.T.M. winner gets a free iPOD email so sign up or call.

STD Saturdays Higgins and DJ Quarter Boy @ The Corkscrew with FREE 9 pm

Sunday 18th

Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email to volunteer

Rebeca Vallejo Project : Sounds of Brazil at Bar Majestic FROM 8 – 10.

Monday – 19 th

Open Mic Nights at The Corkscrew:

↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Look out for Below ↓↓↓↓↓↓

March 15th Big in Jersey @ The Iron Monkey
March 21st nd & 22 rd Decemberists @ Loew's Theater
March 23rd: Water Under Water, 33rd Revolution @ Iron Monkey
March 23rd : Sound of Greg D, Kapow! @ the New Luna Lounge
March 28th Black Hole Wednesday @ 58
March 30th: Coffin Daggers, Subway Surfers @ Iron Monkey
March 31st: Division of Planes, Secret Photos @ Iron Monkey
March 31st – JC Downtown Showcase w/ Jupiter One, Bryan Beninghove, Up the Empire, Square Wave Punch, and Particle Zoo @ 58
April 6th : No-Good Friday @ 58
April 10th : Subway Surfers at the Loop Lounge
April 25 Black Hole Wednesday
April 28th : WJ & the Sweet Sacrifice w/ Shell Shag @ 58’s Queens Day Party
May 5th : Sounds of Greg D, Chris Harper @ 58
May 5th : Grace Church Cathedral Art Show and Champagne Gala

Love tony
JC Department of Love and Leisure
h. 201-fbi-auto
w. 973-783-7670

“You’ve haven’t moved from that spot all night,
just to ask for a light you little smoke stack
you’ve been wasting my time I’d like to see you try and give it back”

From “Slack Motherf*cker: by Superchunk

Big in Jersey at the Iron Monkey

thanks guys,
bryan beninghove!

Your Host: WILLIAM MCCAMIE Presents
TIME 6:00PM TO 10:00PM

NYC Happy Hour! * Drink Specials * Dance! * guest DJs
Underground, Deep House Music & EctroHouse
Live Percussions by:

BEN AND VANESSAHead up to the Corkscrew on Friday to kick off your weekend in a really good way. Ben and Vanessa don't disappoint with the tunes, and Luke and Sarah are more than happy to help you get yer drink on...what nasty shots will they be slinging this time...tune in to find out.Cheers,JC

*March 2nd: Straight Jacket Mind, Youth Against Nature
*March 10th: Bonbomb, Wooden Ghost
*March 23rd: Water Under Water, 33rd Revolution
*March 30th: Coffin Daggers, Subway Surfers
*March 31st: Division of Planes, Secret Photos
Iron Monkey: 97 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ

Hello All!
Mark your calendars, call your cousins, tell each other...a wonderful billing is coming to the new Luna Lounge! The Luna is now located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn (some may remember the old location at Ludlow, on the Lower East Side). This new venue is much bigger (300+ capacity), featuring more national & international acts, as well as the great ol' local music. Easy to get to; there's not a bad viewing spot inside.
Check it out -->
Having such good music all night long we intend to fill the joint up, with YOU! Come on out and enjoy a Spring Saturday in Williamsburg.
It's a happening neighborhood, with lots to do and really good places to eat. Vintage clothing anyone? Come early, stay later, dig in!
Saturday March 24th
Luna Lounge
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 7pm
$8 admission // 21+
The performers:
7:30 - Crescent Moon (Dave of Ween, Eric Slick of Adrian Belew Band)
8:30 - Half Cleveland (Chris Butler of The Waitresses, members of Chi-Pig & Tin Huey) -->
9:30 - Sounds of Greg D -->
10:30 - Kapow! -->
11:30 - TK Webb -->

2007 finds the Subway Surfers with a new drummer and more gigs than you can shake a stick at!

April 6th: The Loop Lounge
Cost : $10.00

The Loop Lounge
373 Broadway
Passaic, NJ 07055
Come for the punk rock. Stay to read the old Weekly World News wallpaper in the bathroom.

May 19th: Joey Ramone Tribute Show

+ 20 Bands
+ 1 Song Each
+ 3 Chords All Night

Location TBA

"Subway Surfers are the kind of band Friday nights were made for."
-Robin Eisgrau, JC Downtown magazine

"Rock n' roll is supposed to be fun. The Subway Surfers are fun. They get it."
-Bill Kelly, The Teenage Wasteland, WFMU-FM

"Sounds like some great 45 lost since 1977."
-Lindsay Hutton, The Next Big Thing

"If people don't go see you guys play...they're #!$%*& stupid."
-Jennifer Loveless, Musicologist & Rock Chick
F.B.C./K.A.R. !!!


CONTACT: Festival Organizer, Claire Guerette (201) 294-1872 (cell)

Tickets, Grace Church Parish Office (201) 659-2211

Grace Church Van Vorst Announces its
18th Annual Cathedral Arts Festival
Opening Gala: Saturday, May 5th - 7:30 PM to Midnight

Cathedral Arts Festival, Hudson County's largest and longest running festival of performing and visual fine arts, will present is 18th year of programming with several cultural events this May.

The festival will kick off with a Champagne Gala reception on Saturday, May 5th from 7:30 pm to Midnight. Highlights of the Gala will include sale of art on exhibit from over 80 New Jersey artists including works in painting, photography, glass, fiber, sculpture and more; live auctions of works including pottery and antique church organ pipes; a silent auction of goods and services; fine food, free flowing champagne, dancing, and live music by talented local performers.

The festival continues through May 19th with additional events, all of them free to the public. Key events were developed with the assistance of other local Jersey City arts organizations including Pro Arts, JCity Theatre and Art House Productions.

April 30-May 19
Fine Arts Exhibit – MWF 11am-1pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Monday, April 30
Artists’ Preview Evening – 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 5
Champagne Gala – 7:30 pm-Midnight
Tickets: $40 in adv, $50 at the door, $25 seniors

Sunday, May 6
Performing Arts Showcase – 1 pm – 5 pm – FREE
Featuring performances by local Jersey City singer/songwriters, musicians, storytellers, actors and percussionists. Entertainment in every flavor is guaranteed.

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Monday, May 7
Gallery Talks – 7 pm – FREE
Discussion and exchange of ideas featuring artists from the CAF 2007 Exhibit. Moderated by curators Donna Kessinger and Vikki Michalios

Saturday, May 12
An Evening of Poetry – 7 pm – FREE
Poetry and Spoken Word by local poets.
Presented by Candy Ellison with assistance from Art House Productions – Christine Goodman, Director

Friday, May 18
Local Filmmakers’ Showcase – 7 pm - FREE
Original, short works by local filmmakers. Curated by Claudia Perry & Zoe Hauser

All events take place in Downtown Jersey City at Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-659-2211, Our facilities are wheelchair accessible through our 39 Erie St entrance while other guests may enter through the church’s red door around the corner on Second St.

Established in 1847, Grace Church Van Vorst is the oldest Episcopal church in Jersey City. The parish has a long history of actively supporting the Hudson County arts community. In addition to the annual Cathedral Arts Festival, Grace Church Van Vorst hosts vital outreach to the Downtown Jersey City community with weekend breakfasts for the hungry, a weekday program for seniors, and art events year round including productions in theater, dance and music.

GRACE CHURCH VAN VORST – 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
The Reverend Janet Broderick, Rector
Phone: (201) 659-2211 /

_gaia Studio seeks One-Act Script Submissionsfrom emerging playwrights of all ages, sexes, and races for 2007 SummerOne Act Play Fest “Elvis on the Hudson”.Guidelines1. Only accepting One-Acts plays written for the theatre (no screenplays,poetry, short stories), 10-30 minutes in length.2. One-act plays must relate to the King: Elvis Presley himself, hisstory, his music, or someone that has been affected by (or obsessed with)the King’s legacy. (Submissions of Elvis interpreted as a woman highlyencouraged) *The play can be a published or unpublished piece.3. Submissions must be MAILED, please send through postal service.4. All submissions must include the playwright's contact information, bioand resume, synopsis of play, character descriptions and age range, genretype, running time, and copy of the full script. Please provide dates,producer, theatre company and location if submitted play has beenpreviously been done.SUBMISSION DEADLINE -- April 16th, 2007*All Submissions must be postmarked by the April 16th, 2007. Submissionsreceived after this deadline will be considered for 2008. Scripts will notbe returned.Send postal mail submissions to:Attn:Lillian RibeiroPerformance Artistic Director_gaia Studio66 Willow Ave. , 3rd floorHoboken , NJ 07030**Mark Envelope "Elvis"For any questions, email _gaia at performing*at* gaiastudio. orgwww.gaiastudio. org