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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I'll take my Rock Well Done

Someone stole 5 mopeds on Wednesday Night from Grace Church on Second Street and Erie. 3 were mine call me @ 917-219-9696 if you saw anything around 11:50 pm . One of them was spotted @ 11:50 pm on second street between Jersey and Coles. They may have head down passed Lucky 7's around midnight.

Thank you to everyone who came out last Friday's art opening for the San Fransico and New York Graffiti artists, Trust Your Struggle Collective's Of Love and Riots . This is truly an awesome display. Even a guy like myself, who freezes when I hold a paintbrush, was throughly engrossed. The night did take an unsual turn when a friend of ours got lightheaded and fainted. Being concerned about his safety we called an ambulance. But just for the record ;

1. No one overdosed.
2. No one set themselves on fire.
3. No one was shot, stabbed, or kidnapped.
4. No one threatened to set themsleves on fire, and then kidnapped someone who was overdosing, so he stabbed him and then an alien came and shot him.
Here's exactly what heppened (just press play)

Okay so if you didn't get to see the show, you can come by on Saturday Noon to Six to see it, or you can come on Sunday at 2 pm for our Rock and Broil BBQ with Olde Ghost, Water Under Water, and Savu Sea to check it out. $5 Suggested donation, BYOB OK, we'll have Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Veggies to eat, with a fixin's bar the would make Roy Rogers Proud. If you can't wait for teh bbq to be ready, Holy Rosary Church's Festa Italiana is happening on 6th street until Sunday. Ciao.

Speaking of Rumors, American Watercolor Movement really brought down the house at Gallery Aferro in Newark, for their art. music, film presentation of 1938. The performace was actually cut short when the sprinkler pipes mounted to the ceiling below our floor gave way. This Saturday's show will take place on the first floor. The show starts at 8pm. the band also plays Luna Lounge on the 19th and Maxwell's on the 22nd with Toshack Highway and Hopewell. Gallery Aferro is 73 Market Street. Here's a write-up from the Daily Newarker.
Afterwards, come by Toy Eaters Studio for a little get it together. Myself and Johny Astronuat are on the decks.
Also Rumor has it that a new Rock and Roll bar is opening on next Saturday the 25 Saturday. DJ Street Justice opens it up.

Okay if you haven't heard, The Roller Derby girls had to cancel this Friday's Bout against the Pocono's High Rollers. Rumor has it....... Equally exciting, but with less fishnets, is Jupiter One's Record Release Show at the Mercury Lounge. And if you want actually be a part of the recording process, check out Bryan Benninghove's recording party on Thursday Night in Hoboken. If you do visit our northern brothers and sisters in Hoboken, you can alos bid farewell to Cult Hero's Huma, and watch Lismore and Where's Alaska and Crayon Rosary at Maxwell's . Down South, as in New Brunswick, Greg D (Sounds of Greg D) plays with an all-star cast at The Court Tavern. Say hello to the door guy for me. There's more live music that I have listed in the "daily flights" sections. Please check it out.
On Monday Night. The Mary Bensen Gallery is open with a display of Peruvian Artists, whom must have all affected by the recent earthquake in Peru. The opening itself was at the Peruvian Emabassy last week before the Devastaion. I don't knwo if there will be any formal donations for survivors but hopefully there will be something. I'll find out and update. The Mary Bensen Gallery is 369 3rd Street (by Brunswick)

For those of you who do not wish to compete with Labor Day traffic, Shangri-la will take place on Saturday September 1st. I am working with the city to close down Coles Street. The event is a fundraiser for the Grace Van Vorst Church Homeless Breakfast Program. If your band is interested in performing, shoot me an email

Oh by the way, Cootah did a great job at hosting JC's Record and Art Fare at 58. We'll have another in a couple of months again. Thanks again Cootah and Brian and all of the tablettes.

The Full on Details

La Festa Italiana - Street FestivalLa Festa Italiana celebrates Italian heritage and spirituality. Join the Holy Rosary Church in downtown Jersey City for a fun-filled evening of music, dance, authentic Italian foods, games, an hourly 50/50 and a Super 50/50 raffle drawing. This year's Festa will honor the Veneration of Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Rocco. It also marks the 122nd anniversary of our church as the first Italian parish in the state of New Jersey. Call or visit our Web site for more information.201-795-0120344 6th St

Our labelmates and good friends, Huma, are moving to Seattle! so this is thier last east coast show for a long while! let's send them off with some rowdy trashy vodka disco kisses! yeah, you know what we mean!
Huma, Lismore, Where's Alaska?, Crayon Rosary.
Maxwells - 1039 Washington Street - Hoboken


I am pleased to announce that i have been rehearsing every week back in my old stomping ground of New Brunswick, NJ with Lunar Ensemble. A long-standing experimental group mixing rock, ethereal soundscapes, and poetic words. It's quite a sonic experience..
Please join us for the debut of this 2007 configuration -->
Thursday August 16th
The Court Tavern
124 Church St.
New Brunswick, NJ
9:30pm - Crescent Moon (dave dreiwitz & eric slick)
10:30pm - Lunar Ensemble
John Lunar Richey (words)
Slugger (guitar/keys)
Tom DiEllo (bass)
Chris McKenna (drums/guitar/synth)
Greg D (guitar/keys)
w/special guests..
Richard Bear Graham (Lunar Bear Ensemble) Martin Atkins (PiL / Pigface) Dave Dreiwitz (Ween)
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 --->

I'm having a recording PARTY & YOU're invited!
Moonlight Music Studio 9pm
123 Harrison St, Hoboken
w/ Kyle Koehler & Don Williams
Finally getting around to recording the Organ Trio!
We're gonna lay down some tunes in the afternoon & then we're gonna open up the studio for a couple live sets. Should be a throwdown!
We're asking for $10-20 donations, but you will a receive a free copy of the cd (when completed). Also - you may partake in delicious keg beer provided by yours truly. Live DJs will be rippin out the soul during breaks!
This is near the 2nd St Light Rail Stop. One warning - it will be warm in there, so dress appropriately.
Please join us!
-bryan beninghove
DC's Tavern 10pm
30th Birthday Bash Jam Session!
Come celebrate my b-day by joinin me, Joe Bussey, Noel Sagerman & guests for the end of the roarin twenties.
Oh boy.
505 8th St

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 ~~~~~~~~~~~

Hey there,As the album release date draws near, we're throwing up a new track..."Turn Up The Radio." Stop by our page and give it a listen! Release Show
Friday, August 17th
Mercury Lounge

217 E. Houston @ Ave. A

Tony,If I find a motherfucker on one of ur bikes I'll lynch the motherfucker. Will do my best to be on the lookout.I'm promoting an event next Saturday, August the 25th at a bar called Caesar's in my neighborhood.It's open to the public. I have Steff spinning and Luke from the Corkscrew on the bar. I'm trying to get as many people to this thing as possible. It's really important because the bar is in the Lafayette (near Liberty State Park Light Rail) section of JC and we've been trying to bring Downtown people here since a few of us moved here a couple of years ago. The neighborhood is Rock N Roll Central and we're getting a chance to build an impression. It's the only area in JC right now that is kinda new.More and more people are moving here and we wanna do this shit right. Would you mind posting it in your events blog thingy? I'll give the info if you're down. -Peter

The Lamp Posts

JASON C of American Watercolor Movement
Wednesday, August 15th, 9 and 10 30 PM
VIRGO Birthday baSh
Saturday, August 25th, 10 PM - cloSe

See you at the pOst!
boOking & baRtending
LP satuRdayZ
the lamp pOst baR & Grille
382 Second Street
dOwntown jeRsey city

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

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 “Brockett” Brockett of Palomar will be on bass at this show, and Matt “Matt Houser” Houser, 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

Hey everyone,I've been taking this month off of comedy stuff to focus on scraping a living together off of my shitty freelance writing jobs. But in September, BlackHole will start up again on the 26th, BabyHole will premier on the 4th, and Sweet Face, Sour Puss will happen at least once. Also, my Kitten Recipe Poster will be done. And maybe some other posters of me being sexy. If you want one, it would make me happy if you could put an order in now.About BabyHole:BabyHole Open Mic is going to be the best open mic in Jersey City and it's for everything BUT poetry.And I'm booking the featured musicians and comedians now. So if you want to be a featured musician or comedian, let me know, and tell your friends.It's going to be on Tuesday nights at Toy Eater's Studio.It will start off with the featured music act, and end with the featured comedy act, with about an hour in between of open mic slots.I love you,Melissa Surach