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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Do you know the way the way to Shangri-la ?

After a 2 month delay, things are set this weekend for the Shangri-la Music Festival on Saturday. The line up, with links is just to the right. Besides the bands, we'll have a grill going with condiments to match, and cold ones for the wash down. There is a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Grace Church Feed the Hungry Breakfast Program. Feel free to give more, or whatever is within your budget to support this worthy cause. As always, we could use some help with this event, tomorrow night (Thursday) we'll be clearing out the garage and setting things up. Meet at 58 at around 8 pm if you can help. On Saturday, we'll be there at Noon. email me .

Thursday, you should trade in your Jc Library Card for a PATH ticket to Hoboken, Bryan Benninghove celebrates 30 years of saxophone genealogy @ DC's Tavern and Brian Musikoff celebrates 35 @ Louis and Jerry's that night. If that's not enough for you, JC's rockers Glass Trees, Billy Filo, and Mason Dixon all play at Maxwell's that evening. Maybe this Hoboken is the next Jersey City ? If you stay the night, make sure you catch the Gay Blades on Friday at Maxwells !

Also on Friday is the opening for Friday, is the opening for Invisible Fields at the Lex Leonard Gallery. Curated by Nuygen Smith, this group show" explore the theory of the existence of unseen "magnetic" forces that moves everything in nature, from birds in flight to the stroke of an artist’s brush " The art opening is from 7 to 11 pm. The closing reception for Jim Legge and Maggie Ens is at City Hall from 6 to 9 pm . If you are already on your way out of town, stop by the Asbury Lanes for the sounds of greg d. Or you can catch him and the Gay Blades @ Shangri-la on Saturday.

The dog I am watching could still use a home. please email me. She's about 1 1/2 years old, has her shots and has been spayed. She's is good socially and looks like this. email me at

Sunday's Volleyball will be on Monday. Let's get together and make it a BBQ extravaganza.

On Tuesday Night, the first installment of Melissa Surach's babyhole takes place at Toy Eater's Studio. It a NO POETRY affair so if you plan to read something it better be funny.
If you like Park Slope and Bocce, American Watercolor Movement plays at Union Hall on Tuesday Night at 7:30 pm.

The Full on Details

If you missed our last Mercury Lounge show due to a freak over-napping situation (Nicole), it will be streamed on tomorrow @ noon. Perhaps you WERE there and would like to re-live that moment in time. Either way, here's the link:
Keep in mind it's from "the BOARD" which means the mix is not what YOU heard at the club...needs some more guitars. GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR TOUR DATES!!!!! We'll be on the road for 3 weeks.....

Greetings!Your family, friends, and you are invited to attend the Closing Party from 6-9 pm on Friday, August 31, 2007, of the MAGGIE ENS & JIM LEGGE art exhibit at the Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, 280 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ, a few short blocks South of the "Grove" PATH station. If you like any piece, you are welcome to make an offer ...There will be ... MUSIC - Kevin Spyker ... POETRY - Beth Bentley, Butta Jonzz, Just Putt ... SPOKEN WORD - Donalia Jones ... A CAPELLA SONG - Timothy Jones ... and much more ...There will be an open mic for anyone wishing to perform or speak - to get on the list, just sign up with me when you arrive. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Family friendly. Barrier free. Spread the word!Thanks,

Welp, it's the end of August again, which means it's time for my annual birthday thing.
This year please join us at Louise & Jerry's.

35 and full of jive:
Louise & Jerry's Tavern
Thurs. August 30th

Special guest DJ Hank Fisher will be crossing the Hudson to spin the best licorice pizza you ever/never heard.
Real pizza to be eaten also as well as Dunkin Donuts if Cap'n Erin & John Connor come.

love you,

Hey hey hey,THURSDAY 8/30DC's Tavern 10pmHavin a little Birthday Jam Session. The house band will be myself, Noel Sagerman, & Joe Bussey. If you can slay, bring your weapon of choice! If not, help me wash away my twenties.505 8th St Hoboken no cover.THURSDAY 9/6Elysian Cafe 9:30pmRockin with the Bad Vibe Quartet! Chris Connor - vibesMatt Kane - drumsJoe Bussey - bassYours Truly - horn1001 Washington St. Hobokenwww.elysiancafe.comno coverTHANKS YALL!

Invisible Fields positively guided by the unseen...The works in the exhibit explore the theory of the existence of unseen "magnetic" forces that moves everything in nature, from birds in flight to the stroke of an artist’s brush. These forces influence some of the most awe-inspiring occurrences of beauty and grace that cannot be explained. Interpretations in the form of sculpture, installation, the written word and paintings. Click here to view the invite.Ariel DeAndrea (installation and paintings)Bret Reilly (sculpture)Ibou Ndoye (painting and sculpture)Noelle Lorraine Williams (REBORN) (the written word)Lex Leonard Gallery143 Christopher Columbus Dr. 2nd floorJersey City, NJ 07302OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 31st, 2007 7-11PMSHOW DATES: August 31, 2007 - October 12th, 2007GALLERY HOURS: Thurs-Saturday 3PM - 8PM and by appointment.For more info or appointments:

Sounds of Greg D have a very exciting summertime show coming up with some great bands:
Friday August 31st
Asbury Lanes
209 4th Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ
10pm - American Babies
11pm - Sounds of Greg D
12mid - Crescent Moon
...more details to follow!
"Rearranging of the Slobs" by Sounds of Greg D has moved up Neil Young's chart, 'Songs of the Times' to #107!!
please give a click and a listen --->

Oh, it just keeps getting more out of's like these mannequins have lives of their own! Last week's Gingham-O-Rama was just insane, with the swimsuit/apron bombshell and Little Bo Peep kidnapping a small child off the street and the firemen feeding ice cream to Jailbait... WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT??! Well, all we can tell you is that we have a couple of Jailbait's friends coming in as mannequins tomorrow and they'll look fabulous with their hair by Balance and fashions from World of Style. So grab some ice cream from Tocino's next door or grab a glass of wine on us and get a load of the hijinx in our window! If you want a taste of what the fuss is all about, take a look at our Myspace slideshow! Ciao darlings, Your Fashion Hostess, Kathleen World of Style Vintage18 Erie StreetJersey City, NJ 07302Tues.-Fri., 12-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. by appt.(201) 324-2992 ~~~~~~~~~~~

Attention: artists, illustrators, designers, photographers and anyone else visually inclined...
The deadline for the Cover Design Competition has been extended!
Deadline: Thursday, August 30th, 2007.
The winning cover and any runners up will be featured in the Fall/Winter Issue - October 2007
For more information please visit:
Questions? Need Help? Contact

1. Firstly, there is NO BLACKHOLE tonight because I have to stay in and finish my pussy poster by next week. It's going to be in an art show?SEPTEMBER SELECTSFriday, September 7th, 7-11 pmMary Benson Gallery 369 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ2. Secondly, I have pictures and stuff from my trip to North Carolina last week on my blog,"> Fear and Dread, Guilt and Shame. You can find out how my third nipple fell off and what kind of animal it looks like now.3. Thirdly, next week is the first BabyHole and if you come to it I will birth you. BABYHOLE OPEN MICTuesday, September 4th, Sign up @ 8 pmThis open mic is for everything BUT poetry. Variety and sketch acts that sign up get a beer on me!FEATURED COMEDIAN: BECKY CILETTIFEATURED MUSICIAN: BEN LERMAN BYO ok, suggested donation will be very cheapToyeaters Studio143 Christopher Columbus Drive, #2 (It looks like a speak easy)One block from Grove Street PATH4. Next BlackHole is on Wednesday, September 26th, at fifty8 Gallery. THANK YOU!Melissa SurachIf you'd like to be taken off of this list, please let me know!

Hi, guys. I will be playing at Monkeytown in Williamsburg on Wednesday, September 5, at the businessman’s-special hour of 7:30 PM. This will be a (mostly) solo show, but I’ve got some guest stars lined up, too.

Charles Bissell of the Wrens will once again be providing the entertainment portion of the evening. This time around, he won’t be alone; Overlord will be doing a set, too. I’ll be playing synths for Overlord at this performance, so prepare yourself for a double-shot of me. Interesting note for Brooklyn rock aficionados: Sarah “BrockettBrockett of Palomar will be on bass at this show, and Matt “Matt HouserHouser, who used to play in Palomar, will be the Overlord drummer. It’s also George “The Overlord Himself” Pasles’s birthday. I’m looking forward to it.

Monkeytown is an unusual venue. The musicians play in the center of a large, square hung with gigantic video screens; audience members sit on sofas against the walls. Dinner is served during the performances. You’re expected to buy something, and you can get drinks if you like, but the food is actually very good. They do lots of film and theatre there, and occasionally open the doors to live music. Seating is limited, the club requires a reservation, and the music and video shows don’t begin until everybody is in the live room. It’s an experience. I’ll send out another announcement in a few weeks, but if you’re sufficiently intrigued and you’d like to reserve a seat,
you can do so through the Monkeytown site. You don’t have to pay anything to make a reservation – you just give your name.

Here are the particulars, in wallet-sized cut-out format:

Tris McCall
@ Monkeytown
w/ Charles Bissell & Overlord
58 North 3rd Street, between Kent & Wythe
Wednesday, September 5
7:30 PM

When the sun shines, we shine together,
Tris McCall