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Monday, April 9, 2007

My Half of the Full Story

Thanks to the dancers, prancers and romancers that made it out on Saturday for our Spring Party/Closing Party at 58 for Maurizio's 99 cent dream art exhibit. Johnny Astronaut spun the fun and Rolando Ramos, Lex Leonard and crew jammed it out . The walls are soon to be stripped for Orlando's Reyes Solace Exhibition which opens on April 19th. If you want more 99 cent dreams you can go to the Jersey City Museum, who's own 99 cent dream exhibit start shortly.

For more on art, let me suggest that you read Nyugen Smith's "A-list", a collection and calender of reviews of local artist's and exhibits. I am going to add it to my links and would suggest that you check this out: In this issue of the "A List!" you will find out where to see the latest large scale Bundle House, take another trip to 58 Gallery in Solace, review Beyond the Horizon and check out 3 artists I'm digging these days. Enough...check the link and let me know what you think.

On Tuesday, I went out to the "everything gones green" after party at Room Service (NYC) . DJ William McCamie, Deeja and Lex were on the Bongos and there was Lighting by Norm Francoeur. Besides branding (aka hanging posters) I got to meet the star of the film and enjoy the the fine complimentary food and drink. Thanks Tara and Laura !! The actual opening for the film is this Friday at the Landmark's Sunshine Cinema @ 143 East Houston (btw 1st and 2nd ave). There will be a Q&A with the director and the actors after the 7 and 9:30 showings.

Tonight many milesstones are happening, Bryan Beninghove plays his last solo gig at the Iron Monkey, immediatley after this show, he and his lovely will whisked away via helicopter from the rooftop bar and will be married on the crown of the Statute of Liberty. Don't worry Homeland Security was informed. Also, Tris McCall plays with two bands at the Mercury Lounge as both Palomar and Kapow play, as well, dj street justice will play her second of three shows this week. Tonight she's at the Lamp Post for Chuck, Sunday she's at Motor City.

The first of two Friday the 13th's this year has Water under Water, Bi-Polar J performing at the Lamp Post, with Stage Lighting by Norm Francoeur, and a visual light acid trip by Christopher Silk (acid not supplied). DJ Johnny Astronaut will be manning the decks.

Here's the proof of my royal lineage

_gaia is also looking for submissions for their “Elvis on the Hudson” One Act play series. Check their link to the right or scroll way down for the details. Yes, it’s Elvis Related.

DJ Street Justice in for DJ Chuck D @ the Lamp Post 10 pm

Bryan Beninghove's last solo gig @ The Iron Monkey Free 10 pm

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.



Closing Reception of RITRATTI art exhibit & performance event, 6 - 9 PM, @ RACHEL

Plastiq Passion Band @ The Delancy (NYC) 9 pm

Ape Fight @ Lucky Cat 245 Grand St Brooklyn NY 9pm

Boy/Girl, The Gay Blades, WJ and the Sweet Sacrifice @ Asbury Lanes!! (Eric's Birthday Show, bowling, cheap beers and hookers (not on site, located at cheap motel around corner)

DJ's @ The Corkscrew 9 pm (check links for dj schedule)
Funeral Crashers and Project 27 ? @ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm

Water under Water - Bi-Polar J @ The Lamp Post with art work by topher and lighting by Norm Francoeur DJ Johnny Astronaut

DJ Rhod 9 pm@ The White Star Bar


Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email . to volunteer

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
tba @ the Lamp Post FREE 10 pm

The Meetball Dinner @ St. Peter's Prep $15 before at Del Forno/$20 at door. Fundraiser for the Van Vorst Park Neighborhood Association. Raffles and Prizes

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES" at 8:00 pm at the 32 Street Playhouse, 560 32nd Street,Union City, NJ. Tickets more info visit

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

Youth Against Nature 10 pm , and The Swigs 11pm @ STD Saturday s @ The Corkscrew with FREE (show times are sharp !!!)

Gumbo Night @ Rock Soup Studio's Project 001 : 8 to 11 Free Form Express Open Mike Hosted by Mr. Taps; 11 to end DJ Funkie Junkie's Dance Party and Freak Show


Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email . to volunteer
a full Spanish performance of "LOS MONÓLOGOS DE LA VAGINA" at 3:00 pm at the 32 Street Playhouse, 560 32nd Street,Union City, NJ. Tickets more info visit

The Meltdowns @ Club Midway25 Avenue B (just north of Houston)NY NY 11 pm

'Alternative Uses for Tea' Class at Janam Tea Shop! Tea can be used in the home, garden for beauty and for...well, you'll just have to find out for yourself! Registration preferred Cost is $10/pp, or bring a friend, 2/$18. 8p-10pm

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



Open Mic Nights at The Corkscrew


DJ Dancing Tony @ The Lamp Post

DJ Nuygen - spinning AfroBeat @ Bar Majestic FREE 9 pm

The Assention of Tim, the Bartender @ Lucky 7’s - Check their link for Acoustic Acts


DJ Chuck Daly @ Lucky 7’s 9 pm to 1 am $1 PBR’s

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April 19th Solace new Works by Orlando Reyes @ 58

April 20th Mother of God Closing at Manna Fine Arts noon to 8pm .

April 20th: Polyabuse, Straight Jacket Mind @ The Iron Monkey

April 21st Rock Soup's Fundraiser
April 25 Black Hole Wednesday w/ The Coffin Daggers

April 28th: Roadside Graves, Jim Testa
April 28th : WJ & the Sweet Sacrifice w/ Shell Shag @ 58’s Queens Day Party

May 4th Subway Surfers @ Magnetic Field
May 5th : double breasted, Sounds of Greg D (& Paul Rieder) Chris Harford @ 58
May 5th : Grace Church Cathedral Art Show and Champagne Gala
May 19th Tony's 20th High School Reunion
My 19th SAT MAT @ 58 w/ Straight Jackey Minds, Olde Ghost, Youth Against Nature, plus tba June 8th Lismore Tour Kick-off Party at the Cake shop

Love tony

JC Department of Love and Leisure

h. 201-fbi-auto
w. 973-783-7670

Review of Chico Mann's last album

Come celebrate my last gig as a single man...THURSDAY 4/12Iron Monkey 9:30pmJoining me on my final mission will be:Kyle Koehler - organDon Williams - drumsCome buy me a drink and shake my hand.-bryan beninghove97 Greene St Jersey Cityno cover.

Palomar (10PM) & Kapow! (11PM)
Thursday, April 12
The Mercury Lounge
217 East Houston

#1. I will be rocking both sets.
#2. Also on the bill – Illinois (9PM) & The Oranges Band (8PM). I won’t be playing with those two groups, unless some spirit of entropy possesses me to take the stage unauthorized. It could happen.
#3. This is the release event for Palomar’s All Things, Forests – or, as I like to call it, the album of 2007. It is the album of year in the same way that 2007 is the Chinese Year of the Pig: it just is, as an incontrovertible fact that permeates the backdrop of our lives. Don’t leave without a copy.
#4. The show will almost certainly sell out. Get there early!
#5. It’ll be the first full-strength Kapow! gig in a year. And full-strength Kapow! is pretty damned potent.
#6. I am not sure when a show this great will happen again. It could be never.

Okay, see you there,
Tris McCall

Hey King of Jersey City, please post this closing reception event to your awesome blog:____________________________Spring Greetings!You are invited to the Closing Reception of RITRATTI art exhibit & performance event, 6 - 9 PM, on Friday, April 13, 2007, @ RACHEL, 281 Grove Street, Historic Downtown Jersey City. Free and open to the public. BYOB6:00p A CAPPELLA VOICE: Timothy Jones, Baritone 7:00p POETRY & SPOKEN WORD: Tiffany Promise, Kate Kaiser, Broken English, Dale Hardman8:00p MUSIC & SONG: Glen Coleman, Kevin Spyker & CompanyEnjoy the ART of Maggie Ens, Kayt Hester-Lent, Christine Moss-Higuita, Jim Legge, Hamlet Manzueta, Heather Warfel. The art sale ends Sunday April 15th ... Name your own price - if you like any piece, please make an offer!RACHEL (201) 309-0019 at 281 Grove Street, Historic Downtown Jersey City, near Montgomery Street, across from City Hall, 2 blocks South of the "Grove" PATH station, serves nouveau Mediterranean food, family friendly and barrier-free, BYOB. New hours: Open 7 days. For more information, please contact The Daylight Gallery, Founder/Director Jim Legge, Voice 201.451.0222 ____________________________Make love ... and make more love ...Thanks,Jim-- The Daylight Gallery, Founder/Director Jim LeggeVoice 201.451.0222 Jim.Legge@gmail.comPlanet Jersey City, The Magnificence of Arte Natura

Posted By:Plastiq Passion
Hosted By::Plastiq Passion e-mail
When:Friday Apr 13, 2007at 9:00 PM
Where::THE DELANCEY168 Delancey (btwn Clinton & Attorney)Manhattan, NY 10002United States View Map

You're on this mailing list!!!
You're so cool!

I know this crew goes to Brooklyn as often as it goes to Wyoming...

But if you want to see us play in front of an empty room you have to come to the show this friday night at:

Lucky Cat
245 Grand St
Brooklyn NY

We have nothing special planned!

See you never!
Don Ape

Hi guys... it's been a while since we have posted one of these suckers... lots going on but for now...Come out for Eric's birthday show this friday at Asbury Lanes!! Lot's of awesome bands playing and bowling and... cheep beer. What else could you ask for??9.00 Last Letters (w/ members of Pilot to Gunner and My Own Sweet)10.00 WJ and SS11.00 The Gay Blades12.00 Boy/GirlAll else has been going well. We are releasing a new EP with the help of Family Businessin early may. Keep your eyes peeled for the tracks on itunes and emusic. Touring with The Gay Blades has been super crazy fun time. Thanks to everyone that has helped us book the shows and put us up for the night and fed us and bought records and t-shirts!... ok so hope to see you guys on friday at Asbury Lanes!!... cheers!b/g - e/l

"It is a truism in tarot work that Card 13 rarely has anything to do with physical death. A responsible card reader never interprets Card 13 in this way because this view is too limiting. Death is not something that happens once to our bodies. It happens continually, at many levels and not just in the physical. Each moment we die to the present so the future can unfold."
Funeral Crashers live at midnight, Friday the 13th With guests Project 27 at 11 PM No cover.
Friday Apr 13, 2007
at the Iron Monkey
97 Greene Street, Jersey City
Doors at 10:30
We’re assuming all-ages as Iron Monkey is a restaurant. But 21 to drink, of course.

If you haven't already gotten your tickets now is the time to get them.
"THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES" on Saturday, April 14th at 8:00 pm and a full Spanish performance of "LOS MONÓLOGOS DE LA VAGINA" on Sunday, April 15th at 3:00 pm at the 32 Street Playhouse, 560 32nd Street,Union City, NJ.
Seating is limited so get them now!
Tickets now available at: For more information please visit

Hey folks!We're coming back to O/SKFTBThe Super Funtime Karaoke Band of WFMU record fair fame brings their act (if you bring yours) to The Iron Monkey Saturday night April 14th. Two sets, starts at 11. Info/Songs at

Iron Monkey Shows:
Fri April 13th: Funeral Crashers, Glass Doll
Sat April 14th: Super Funtime Karaoke Band
Fri April 20th: Polyabuse, Straight Jacket Mind

Friday April 27th & Saturday 28th Timeliss Romance Movies @ the Loews
Sat April 28th: Roadside Graves, Jim Testa
Sat April 14th @ Corkscrew: 61 Webster Ave @Congress St Note: The following set times are acurate as the music must end at midnite on the dot, don't be fashionably late!
The Swigs-11pm Youth Against Nature-10pm

Tony,We're going to be playing Club Midway this coming Sunday night, the 15th of April, at 11pm. I tell you this because:1) Maybe you'd like to come get down?2) Maybe if it were to appear in the docket it might catch the interest of anyone who saw us at 58? No hard feelings if you don't think it fits the usual listings that you put up.I would have loved to have come by Saturday but I moved in to the new place, got very drunk with my roommates, and we played capoeira in the living room. I put a small hole in the wall with my heel. I already love this place. Gotta get you to Newark soon. If nothing is going down on your Saturday night (which I highly doubt), there's Filmideo at Redsaw. Peas,Billy----The MeltdownsSun April 15th 11pmClub Midway25 Avenue B (just north of Houston)NY NY

Hi Suscotonic-
Here's someb stuff:
'Alternative Uses for Tea' Class at Janam Tea Shop! Tea can be used in the home, garden for beauty and for...well, you'll just have to find out for yourself! The class is registration preferred, but not necessary, in person or over the phone: Janam Tea Shop, 353 Grove Street, JC, NJ 07302 Cost is $10/pp, or bring a friend, 2/$18.
Includes educational materials, samples and snacks. 8p-10pm Sunday April 15-TAX DAY! All participants enjoy 10% off anything in the store.
-not to go on the calendar yet, but taylor's cookin' up another show.
love amy
Janam Tea Shop
353 Grove Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
201-432-4TEA (4832)

****THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 15th 2007***
10pm til 4am.
NOTE: *I physically won't be there until AFTER the Roky Erickson show at Bowery...thinkin' 11-11:30ish.
Lauren's taking over until then. I'm gathering the troops off the streets to celebrate Marietta's birthday. Jersey City Danny Desimoni behind the bar.
Heavy jams, cheap drink, drunken sing-a-longs and gooooood goooooood goodtime company. I can't frikkin WAIT for this. Please forgive the mass email....but hell, if I sent this to you, this means I want you THERE.
Keep it street.

Things are moving along folks and were at the beginning stages of getting our festival ready to go and off the ground for this summer.The tenative date is set for the 2nd week in July to be in accordance with RockSoup's closing finale at MFA gallery.We will be holding our first Fundraiser Saturday April 21st at 7pm at 131 Erie st- 001 Gallery, on the corner of 8th and Erie st.We will have live music and refreshments, please come out and show your support and hear some exciting news about what the festival is about and how you can help.Here's a teaser;Phoenix- Spirit of rebirthCelebrates JC's rebirth/ renewal and it's diverse arts and cultural landscapestiltwalkerbrassbanddrum circleholistic and enviromental awarenesslive musicVisual art and performanceWe hope to grow this festival each year and create a one of a kind spectacle annually for JC. Visit rocksoupstudios at myspace or show up at 001 April 21st to say hi and make a donation.Cheers!

Timeless Romance at the Loew’s Jersey – Fri-Sat, Apr 27-28
Posted by: "solan"
Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:55 am (PST)
The joy of finding love is equaled in intensity only by the despair offearing that it is not meant to last. Little wonder, then, that someof the finest literature and greatest movies are about lovetranscending time. This month, the LandmarkLoew's Jersey presents three of the most legendary such films.Friday, April 27 at 8PMWuthering HeightsStarring Laurence Olivier & Merle Oberon. Directed by William Wyler.(1939, 110mins.)Though repeatedly re-made, this is considered the definitive versionof Emily Bronte's classic novel. Olivier and Oberon give outstandingperformances in this story of love, loss and time. The legendaryscreen-writing team of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur wrote thescript, with uncredited input from John Huston. A timeless classicnot to be missed by lovers of film.Saturday, April 28: Portrait of JennieMatinee at 2:30PMEncore screening at 6:30PMStarring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotton, Ethel Barrymore. Directed byWilliam Dieterle. (1949, 86 mins.)A story of love and a rift in time, Portrait of Jennie is bothtouching and haunting, and the kind of film that stays with you forever. Mostly overlooked when released, it is now considered a greatromantic fantasy and one of Selznick's best films. It boastswonderful performances by Jennifer Jones (arguably her finest work),Joseph Cotton, Ethel Barrymore and others, beautiful cinematographythat includes outstanding, on location views of wintry New York, and ahaunting score. Don't miss this rear chance to see this classic onthe big screen.Saturday, April 28 at 8:40PMSomewhere In TimeStarring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer.(1980, 103mins.) Anyone who has ever fallen in love against long odds will embrace thisstory of love in defiance of time itself. Made in 1980, the film wasa throwback to the kind of romantic fantasies made decades earlier(such as Portrait of Jennie), having few special effects and relyinginstead on the chemistry of its cast. Seymore and Reeve make one ofthe screen's most memorable couples. Reeve's performance is all themore memorable and touching given his tragically shortened career. Like Portrait of Jennie thirty years before, this movie was paned andignored when released. But in the years since, it has built anear-cult following, and is considered a modern romantic classic.Each screening is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors & children 12 yearsold and younger. Combo discounts for two or more screenings areavailable.For directions or more information, call (201) 798-6055 or

The Subway Surfers --------------------------------------
GIG! May 4th: Magnetic Field
Magnetic Field
97 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8:00 pm SHARP!
w/The Nematoads (Austin, TX)
The Iron Monkey
Brighton Bar
121 Brighton Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
Time: 10pm
Door: $7
w/The Brimstones & The Dark Marbles
GIG! June 29th Otto's Shrunken Head
Otto's Shrunken Head
538 E 14th St
New York, NY 10009-3347
Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B
Directions: L at 1st Ave
Subway Surfers make their triumphant return to Otto's after their killer Halloween show
w/The Dark Marbles & Trash Mavericks
Like 80s Punk & New Wave?
Check out Fuzzco's Podcast:
"Subway Surfers are the kind of band Friday nights were made for."-Robin Eisgrau, JC Downtown magazine"Rock n' roll is supposed to be fun. The Subway Surfers are fun. They get it."-Bill Kelly, The Teenage Wasteland, WFMU-FM"Sounds like some great 45 lost since 1977."-Lindsay Hutton, The Next Big Thing"If people don't go see you guys play...they're #!$%*& stupid."-Jennifer Loveless, Musicologist & Rock Chick !!!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Festival Organizer, Claire Guerette (201) 294-1872 (cell)jcguerettes@aol.comTickets, Grace Church Parish Office (201) 659-2211Grace 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 19Fine Arts Exhibit – MWF 11am-1pm, Sun 10am-4pmMonday,
April 30Artists’ Preview Evening – 7:30 pmSaturday,
May 5Champagne Gala – 7:30 pm-MidnightTickets: $40 in adv, $50 at the door, $25 seniors
Sunday, May 6Performing 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.

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

Friday, May 18Local Filmmakers’ Showcase – 7 pm - FREE

Original, short works by local filmmakers. Curated by Claudia Perry & Zoe HauserAll 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 07302The Reverend Janet Broderick, RectorPhone: (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, his story, 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