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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Waiter..reality check please.

UPDATE: Jason Sang, the mayor came by the gallery and Orlando's show will be up for the next three weeks. I will post the gallery hours or you can see his works by appoinment.
And I could still use some help - be a hero not a "0" Thanks to everyone who who emailed me to sympathize for me ??!!
I told someone last night, that right now I feel like my life is like a diner menu, I do bunch of things, but nothing tastes that great ! it's all hurried, so I am going to take this moment to ask for some help in the kitchen. If you are interested in organizing and promoting events, shoot me an email or call me 201-324-2886, pay is not great, but there is something gratifying to knowing that you can make things happen. Here's what's cooking right now.
Volleyball is on for this Sunday. We play @ the park known as the Pennisula, Google map us. 155 Washington Street.
Next Week we have the return of Black Hole Wednesday, with special musical guests the Coffin Daggers. And if you have not looked at your Dutch Calander, Saturday the 28 will be our Queen's Day Amsterdance Party. The event is two fold with the Emergency Party, Shell Shag and WJ and the Sweet Sacrifice on stage at 8 pm to 11pm and then it's an all Orange Affair afterwards.

DJ Chuck D @ the Lamp Post 10 pm

@ 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.

Friday 4/20 4/20 4/20


Mother of God Closing at Manna Fine Arts noon to 8pm .
@ Lex Leonard Gallery THE IDIOM POETRY & MUSIC SHOWCASE: Friday, April 20 (Tomorrow Night!) The Idiom is a group of poets and musicians from New Brunswick that will be performing at Lex Leonard Gallery tomorrow night from 8pm - 11pm. Stop by for some refreshing new talent.
DJ's @ The Corkscrew 9 pm (check links for dj schedule)

The Meltdowns @ The Clash Bar (Clifton, NJ) Rasta Riffic Noght with two dub/reggae bands

Polyabuse, Straight Jacket Mind @ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm
DJ Johnny Astronaut @ The Lamp Post

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
Rock Soup La Fest Fenice Fundraiser Live music 8 pm on (see flyer)

tba @ the Lamp Post FREE 10 pm

Six Degrees Dance Company Performace click here for more details

Nolan's Gate and Stuyvesant @ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm

STD Saturday s @ The Corkscrew with FREE (show times are sharp !!!)
La Fest Fenice Fundraiser @ Rock Soup Studio's Project 001 :

Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email . to volunteer

Volleyball Pre-Season @ The Pennisula 1 pm. Call 201-324-2886 for more info.



Open Mic Nights at The Corkscrew


DJ Street Justice @ The Lamp Post

Spank Rock Live @ Virgin Megastore 7 PM

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

Black Hole

Wednesdays @ 58

↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Look out for Below ↓↓↓↓↓↓

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

Friday April 27th & Saturday 28th Timeliss Romance Movies @ the Loews

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
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Review of Chico Mann's last album

This just in...BONBOMB at the 011 Gallery131 Erie StreetDowntown Jersey City, NJ(near the Holland Tunnel & Newport Mall)MapQuestDoors open @ 7PMOpen bar from 8-9PMBONBOMB @ 10PM$10 suggested donation goes towards a day-long outdoor Jersey City Arts Festival event being held this July

Bad News, Fools!

Ape Fight in Concert!
In Clifton!!!!! Saturday April 21st

I don't care enough to explain...

Don't come!

Six Degrees Dance Company will be performing Saturday, April 21st. See attachment for more details.
Cecly Placenti & Misty Wirth
Co-Artistic Directors
6 Degrees Dance Company

Hey Tony,

Just wanted to ask you a favor...

If you're planning on updating your blog before next Tuesday, could you possibly mention this event I organized? Flyer is attached. It's a free event. Spank Rock's new mix "FabricLive 33" comes out the day of the in-store performance on 4/24. It's gonna be crrrrazy!

In case you're not familiar:

Thanks a million!

Hey "KING,"
By the way, there is no on emore deserving of that title....
Would you mind throwing some dates on your next pos?
April 28th Jupiter One @ MExicali Blues (Midnight) May 17th Jupiter One @ Mercury Lounge 9:30pm May 19th Jupiter One @ Pier A in Hoboken. Free Relay for Life event (time is TBA)
Also, could you add a link to on the right hand side of your blog?
luv ya regardless :)
The show is with The Laundry, PVD, and Square Wave Punch.

Dear Spring,It's about time you selfish b*$ch! Now we can roll the top down on our 95 Subaru and head for VA! (Friday, April 27th at our favorite place, IOTA)Then we return Saturday, April 28th for a show with the NJ All-Stars at Mexicali Blues. (Square Wave Punch, Uniform, The Laundry)details below.... SAVE THE DATE for our next NYC show at MERCURY LOUNGE on May 17th (9:30pm)Friday, April 27th w/ RPMIOTA Club & Cafe, VAShow starts at 9:30pm$12

Iron Monkey Shows:

Fri April 20th: Polyabuse, Straight Jacket Mind
Sat April 28th: Roadside Graves, Jim Testa

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 !!!

Just a heads up for a nice evening of music and art in downtown Jersey City!!
Saturday May 5th
58 Gallery
58 Coles St.
Jersey City, NJ
Sounds of Greg D
Chris Harford & the Band of Changes
** Featuring artwork by Chris Harford. With special guest, Paul Rieder, joining Sounds of Greg D on mandolin. Orlando Reyes is resident artist and gallery curator. His most recent work, Solace, will be on exhibit....more details to follow!


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 /


Still tickin...
Hello folks. It's Lex. It's been a while since my last update. I've just been a bit tied up with several things but rest assured I'm still active. I have some shows lined up for my the gallery. In addition to art exhibits I've scheduled some musical events. There's also now a new addition to the 143 Columbus family. The Waterbug Freeform Open Mic Thursdays is still going strong. The entries below are additions and changes to the info on my website. I'll be updating the event calendar page on the site by the end of the weekend.
Read below for more details.
@ Lex Leonard Gallery
THE IDIOM POETRY & MUSIC SHOWCASE: Friday, April 20 (Tomorrow Night!)
The Idiom is a group of poets and musicians from New Brunswick that will be performing at Lex Leonard Gallery tomorrow night from 8pm - 11pm. Stop by for some refreshing new talent.
@ Lex Leonard Gallery
Over the last several years, Jersey City has distinguished itself as an important center for the arts not only locally but globally. Its numerous galleries and arts centers - and the support both receive from local audiences - are a testament to a thriving arts scene right across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. As a result, more and more artists of every variety are increasingly making Jersey City their home. This is notably true for practicioners of experimental jazz and improvised music. As the number of spaces within the greater metropolitan area that feature this music in performance have shrunk dramatically in the last few years, musicians increasingly are turning to self-promoted events to keep this vital music alive and in front of live audiences. For four Saturdays in May, four Jersey City-based will be stoking the fires of creative music right in their hometown.
May 5: James Keepnews (guitar/laptop/electronics) - featuring Daniel Carter on reeds, flute and trumptet, and Tim Keiper on drums and percuission.
May 12: Saris - JC resident Harris Eisenstadt on drums, featuring Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, with special guest Eivind Opsvik on bass.
May 19: Tone Collector - JC resident Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Eivind Opsvik on bass, Jeff Davis on drums, with special guest Ben Gerstein on trombone.
May 25: Jason Kao Hwang / EDGE - JC resident Jason Kao Hwang on violin, featuring Ken Filiano on bass, Andrew Drury on drums, and special guest Steve Swell on trombone.
@ Lex Leonard Gallery
Singer/songwriter Glen Coleman will be showcasing local folk talent. The stage will also be available for an open jam afterwards. Refreshments avail.
@ Lex Leonard Gallery
PAUL ANDRESS: (Friday, April 27 - May 8)
Post-modern Psychadelic painter. Refreshments avail.
@ Lex Leonard Gallery
CHRIS SILK & Co.: (Saturday, May 12 - 26)
Multi-media artist will feature projections and interactive installation. An event Saturday May 12, 19 and 26. Refreshments avail.
@ Lex Leonard Gallery
MARIA RUBIO: (Saturday, June 2 - 16)
Local painter will be featuring new silk screens. Refreshments avail.
There's a new venue in town and it's right below my gallery at 143 Columbus Drive. It'll feature live music and other cultural events. There'll be an opening reception for the spot later this season.
Support Rolon's Bar.
@ ROLON'S BAR: 7 Erie St.
Yes folks, the Bug's open mic is still tickin after 4 years!
Doors: 10pm
Close: 1:30am
Refreshments avail.
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@ ROLON'S BAR: 7 Erie St.
Starting this Sunday at Rolon's basement singer/songwriter Roland Ramos will be conducting jam sessions. PA and drum kit is available on the premises. All are welcomed. Refreshments avail.
Doors: 7:30pm
Close: 11pm
Refreshments avail.
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PS: I'm planning a group trip to The Bonaroo Music Festival. If interested let me know.
So there you have it folks. Stop by the gallery!
Lex Leonard

ay tony.....
just so ya know.... !NP! + WJ and THE SWEET SACRIFICE + STUYVESANT rock CLASH BAR in CLIFTON on JUNE 8th.... maybe see ya thursday? i've been lifting some serious trees, so i may or may not make it....