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Thursday, April 5, 2007

JC's Resurrection

Ah so nice to take an eight hour disco nap, I hope 4:30 am is not to late to run up with my friends. Maybe they are still up ? Let me finish this blog and then call. (Thankfully, I fell back asleep)

Thanks to everyone who came out for Blackhole Wednesday and the all ages show (especially Dasha for representing the future) with Jupiter One, Up the Empire, Particle Zoo, and The Meltdowns at 58. Although I feel like I won the iPOD DJ competition at LITM last Saturday, samples of my music are being sent to the lab for analysis, I'll get back to you with the official results.

This Saturday, we are having a little Spring Party/Closing Party at 58 for Maurizio's 99 cent dream art exhibit. Johnny Astronaut will be on the decks, Rolando Ramos will offer up a reggae explosion with Lex Leonard and Friends on a bongo ride that will soak you in your warmest places .Schedule your Orgasm for 10 pm . We are starting early at 6 pm and ends around midnight. I can't stay late and as you all know, Jesus will be returning home this weekend. My parents asked me to pick him up from Newark International on Sunday and then head over to their house for dinner at 2 pm. I hope he's hungry, my mom cooks a mean dinner.

Before he returns, it seems like a bunch of Good people are celebrating his arrival with music on Friday. The Subway Surfers are at the Loop Lounge in Passaic, The Black Hollies are playing just down the street at the Clash Bar in Clifton. Lismore and Sounds of Greg D are in the City. And No Pasaran and Beautiful Bear are here in JC at the Iron Monkey. Thursday will be a little more Mawdy as Art House Productions will host their final "Art House" night of spoken word and music at Victory Hall. The show starts at 8 pm, come see the longest running spoken word night in JC (on record). There will be some celebratory champagne at the event. Don't worry either because AHPs found a new home at St. Francis Building in Hamliton Park. (the part that's not surrounded by a fence).

Next Tuesday, I will be at the "everything gones green" Party at Room Service in NYC. DJ William McCamie and Lighting by Norm Francoeur. plus complimentary food and drink. I will also be on hand, since no one comes to see me at the Lamp Post anymore. Sally was seriously deflated last night and wouldn't even leave the house. I'll be by the Lamp Post afterwards so I can soak up some of the glory of my substitute DJ, Street Justice . You need to rsvp for this, so scroll down to Tuesday.

_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. you can contact


DJ Chuck D @ the Lamp Post 10 pm

check this link --- @ 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.



Lismore @ Lit Lounge 8:30 pm Sharp $6

@ The Corkscrew 9 pm (check links for dj schedule)

Subway Surfers @ The Loop Lounge 10 Pm Free

No Pasaran and Beautiful Bear @ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm
Black Hollies @ The Clash Bar (Clifton)

Sounds of Greg D @ Mo' Pickins (NYC)

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
Spring Party/Closing Party at 58 for Maurizio's 99 cent dream art exhibit. Johnny Astronaut will be on the decks and we have a couple of guest performers at around 10 pm.

DJ Coke spins at Club LP@ the Lamp Post FREE 10 pm

some band (check their link please) @ The Iron Monkey

STD Saturday s @ The Corkscrew with FREE 9 pm (with DJ Cool Hand {{{Luke}}})

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

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


Open Mic Nights at The Corkscrew


DJ Steff "Street Justice" Kautzmann filling in for DJ Dancing Tony @ The Lamp Post

Everything's Gone Green Party @ Room service (you must rsvp)

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

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

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April 11th Water under Water and Bi-Polar J @ The Lamp Post

April 14 th Tony's Stoop Sale @516 Jersey Avenue

April 14 th Super Karaoke Fun Time Band @ The Iron Monkey

April 14th the Swigs at The Corkscrew
April 14th The Meetball Dinner

April 19th Solace new Works by Orlando Reyes @ 58

April 20th Mother of God Closing at Manna Fine Arts noon to 8pm .
April 25 Black Hole Wednesday w/ The Coffin Daggers
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
May 19th Tony's 20th High School Reunion
My 19th SAT MAT @ 58 w/ Straight Jackey Minds, Olde Ghost, Funeral Crashers, plus tba
June 8th Lismore Tour Kick-off Party at the Cake shop
Love tony

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From Nyugen's A-List email

"...If you compare yourself with others,your may become vain or bitter,for always there will be greater and lesser persons than
yourself.Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.Keep interested in your own career, however humble;it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
An excerpt from DESIDERATA written by Max Ehrmann in the
In this issue of the "A LIST!"...being square in Chelsea,
RIOT at The Art House, hang with the Wonder Women, travel
Beyond the Horizon and explore the Living Masters of Art
TODAY Thursday, April 5Th from 5pm – 8pm: For starters we have the annual THE SQUARE FOOT SHOW at Art
Gotham an exhibition of Art in West Chelsea. Over 300
living artists received 1ft.x 1ft. canvases and created
works of art for this exciting exhibition. Included in the
show will be works by photographer/painter/music connoisseur
Bryan Warakomski AKA B-Dubs. He is exhibiting a new series
of photo transfers combined with painting on canvas. This
exhibit is great for the young collector! While you're
online you can view Bryan's fashion and product photography
on his website ART GOTHAM is located at:547 West 27Th Street (btw 10Th & 11Th Avenues)Fifth Floor New York, New York 10001*FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*Works on view: until Thursday, April 21st, 2007

LATER TODAY Thursday, April 5Th from 8pm – 10pm: You need to make sure that you check this out! Last year on a hot Summer day at 58 Gallery, Angela
KaRIOTis mesmerized a large crowd with her spoken word
performance at the opening of the exhibition of Broken
Wings. Since then, Angela has traveled the world performing
her one-woman shows and has received a New Jersey State
Council on the Arts award for her work. TONIGHT Angela
comes to THE ART HOUSE as the featured poet and translator!
I've heard that she's got some great things in store. Catch
it while you can...THE ART HOUSE is located at Victory Hall Cultural Center186 Grand St. at Marin Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07302There is a $5.00 admission fee *5minute open mike for performers Thru the nite*For more info:http://www.arthouseproductions.org ______________________________________________THIS SATURDAY April 7th 6-9PM
The opening reception for an exhibition at LITM that is sure to
inspire...appropriately titled Beyond the Horizon is a solo
show by photographer Sara Wight. I was first introduced to
Sara's work last year as she began her mission to exhibit
her work in New York. It will only be a matter of time
before this artist's work will be in high demand. To me,
the images represent solitude and peace while overwhelming
me with the understanding that man is but a small piece in
the entire scope of existence. For a preview of Sara's
work Visit the opening reception at LITM located at:140 Newark AveDowntown Jersey City, NJ 07302*THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*
___________________________________________________________Last week I spent an evening enjoying a slide presentation
by participants of one of the best shows that I've seen so
far this year. So I want to make sure that you know about
Mother of God a Wonder Women Project presented by _gaia and
hosted by Mana Fine Arts. It is an exhibition which
includes paintings, sculpture and installation art by
incredibly talented artists working today. Artists will be at the gallery to meet with you Saturday
April 14Th from noon-6pm and Friday April 20Th The last day of the show from noon-8pmMana Fine Arts Exhibition Space 227 Coles Street Jersey City, NJ 07310 Gallery hours M-F 10-6pm or by appointment

Often times artists are known for their contribution to popular culture and history through the works they create, and seldom known for the education they provide to the multitude. The artist Cheryl R. Riley is one of those special people. Having her work in major private and public collections throughout the world is not enough. She has chosen the pen as another way to educated and expose the public to artists from the African Diaspora by way of a monthly editorial she now writes for (the new) EBONY magazine. In this April Issue on page 108 -available on newsstands now, Cheryl presents artist Gary Simmons. This article has peaked my interest in knowing more about this artist, but other artists from the African Diaspora who are highly sought after in today's art market and somehow slip under the radar. Check out the article...The next artist Cheryl will feature will be Kara Walker. I caught a sneak peek- Can't wait!
Learn more about Cheryl R. Riley at

Until next time!
One Love,NyugenNyugen E. Smith"The Work and Art of Nyugen E. Smith"

hey tony.....
just so ya know, no pasaran! and beautiful bear are playing iron monkey on friday april 6th if you felt like adding it to the list. thanks.....

wednesdays kinda we are posting this bulletin again.apologies.... kinda.Friday, April 6Lismore (10pm sharp) + BM Linx + Safe As Houses + EZ Machineat Lit Lounge. 93 2nd ave, nyc.8pm doors. $6.00 21+ stay for the dance party afterward.xoxoLISMOREoxox

Thats right boys and girls, the CLASH BAR in Clifton NJ is the place to be this Friday night April 6th.Fresh back from SXSW festival Jersey City sensations THE BLACK HOLLIES will rock you with their far out psycadellic freak/blues/soul /garage stomp, joined by Anderson Council and Rabid Roy and........ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE vintage stall!!!We will be selling groovy vintage clothes, accessories, jewelry, magazines, books, bric-a-brac and a whole lot more, all night long!CLASH BAR39 HARDING AVENUECLIFTON, NJ 07011973-772-6149

madNesS at the PoSt this weekend!
Gran Centenario tequila par-te Friday night! 10-midnight

DJ Coke spins at Club LP Saturday, 10 til close!drink... dance... chill...

gOod tiMes!see you at the Post!

A big thank you to all who attended the Luna Lounge show! That was such a special night of music. From start to finish. All the bands were better than great. And let's celebrate that there's a very cool new venue born! Again, big kisses to those who attended..
And for those lookin' to be kissed, check out our next show. Another good one. This time it's upstairs at Mo Pitkin's in the East Village.
This is a really neat small theater-like room, having a 75-person capacity with tables, chairs, candles, & you! That kind of vibe.
Great for hearing a performance without the usual bar distractions.
Come early and have dinner downstairs. The eats are very good -->
Fri April 6th
Mo Pitkin's
34 Avenue A
10pm -- The Violets --->
10:30pm -- Sounds of Greg D --->
A good reason to arrive by 10 is that The Violets are on the bill at our request. This is a very fun band with great songs. Once they start, you will listen and you will have to watch, because it's an all around presentation of sights & sounds!! Start time is sharp.

The Subway Surfers make their triumphant return to Jersey City this Friday night! Come on down early and grab some grub on the Iron Monkey's roof top lounge.

GIG! March 30th: Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey
97 Greene St.
Jersey City, NJ
Time: 10pm
W/The Coffin Daggers
GIG! April 6th: The Loop Lounge
The Loop Lounge
373 Broadway, Passaic, NJ
Cost : $7.00
Time: 10pm
Come for the punk rock. Stay to read the old Weekly World News wallpaper in the bathroom.

GIG! May 4th: Magnetic Field
Magnetic Field
97 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8:00 pm SHARP!
w/The Nematoads (Austin, TX)
GIG! May 26: The Brighton Bar
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