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Thursday, September 27, 2007

This Weekend or Our Last Weekend ?

I can not confirm, nor will I deny that Broken English, who is hosting Art House Production's : Art House - the original Spoken Word Assemblage this Thursday at 7 pm , and German Clip Art Man are related. I do believe, if we ask Clip Art Man on Friday, perhaps after some hapiweissen, he will attest to anything !!

Okay So what's going on with 58 ? I heard you guys ............................ are having an kick-off party on Friday ?

Yes, you are correct ! 58 will hold our annual JC Art Studio Tour Kick-off Party this Friday. JC Musician's The Coffin Daggers, WJ and The Sweet Sacrifice, and Lismore will be performing. DJ HotRod, Johnny Astronaut, Dancing Tony, and Special Guest will keep things moving. If you are unaware, The Mayor's Office passed an executive order permitting entertainment at all JC Art Studio Tour Listed Establishments. So if you have a studio, call up Radiohead and see if they want to play? This event will also be our closing party for Hiroshi Kumgai's Imposed Sanctity show. The exhibit will run through the entire weekend and will be replaced by our group show The Artemathician scheduled for next Friday. Things start at 8:30.

With over 200 artists being represented, you should/must visit the Official JC Art Studio Tour kickoff party sponsored by Pro Art and the Division of Cultural Affairs at Canco Lofts beforehand (6pm to 10pm) . Plus, the city has arranged for shuttle service from Journal Square and they have a bigger budget than we do. Drink them dry.

There are numerous events to mention about the tour. I'll start by plugging all of the events I will be at and then add pictures to everything else. But the most complete listings is here.
First, an new gallery opens at the space formerly occupied by Residue Gallery this weekend. es Oro Gallery opened with the help of Jill from Jill Kelly Swims. features a multi-medium art show. At the Mary Bensen Gallery, Earthscapes a Group Show, features art portraits of our Planet Almighty. Art House Productions, is hosting the Accumulation Project, and Kevin Spyker and the Railroad Gallery have got stuff, All floors of the 143 Columbus Ave (Toy Eaters Studio, The Lex Leonard Gallery) have stuff. The _gaia group has a show at Waldo Lofts and last but not least the annual 4Th Street Art and Music Festival will be showcasing live music, the Comedy of Melissa Surach, and a Guitar Battle as well as a all-band Jam. Cootah and I are hosting the after Dance Party at the Lamp Post too. That's not even close to everything.

Besides Celebrating the arts. The Bars have also taken time to make this weekend a time to remember, or at least try to remember. On Friday, Bar Majestic is holding a 2 block Oktoberfest. Lasting from 4 pm to midnight the event features beer and my Roommate DJ William McCamie DJ's. On Saturday 8 local Bars have gotten together for a JC Brews Cruise. or Pub Crawl. Check out The Lamp Post,Lucky 7's, Abbeys', The White Star, Pop Merigans for more info. The drinking starts at 1 pm on Saturday.

Musically, The Meltdowns are playing at Trash Bar in Brooklyn on Thursday Night. The Funeral Crashers have the CD release party at Crash Mansion in NYC on Friday Night. While Bongo Surf and the Lonesome Prairie Dogs play the Iron Monkey. On Saturday Night, Olde Ghost and Straight Jacket Mind are at the Monkey. After the weekend, The Gay Blades rock Maxwell's next Tuesday with The Meltdowns on a reprise.

next week

The Full on Details
HEY FOLKS!It’s going to be a great weekend of art and good company. Start off the festivities with us this Friday nite! ? Who : over 200 artists from the metropolitan area!? What : 30,000 sq ft of space for artists to play? When : kickoff party Friday, Oct 5th from 6-10pm? Where : Canco Lofts – 50 Dey Street, Jersey City, NJ ( )? Why : to celebrate!I curated 696, a dynamic video installation and co-curated The Memory of Water & Fire: A Celebration of the Elemental. These shows are part of the Jersey City Artists’ Studio Tours. (Oct 6+7 weekend) 6+9+6=21 hi def screens broadcasting video propaganda from a dozen and one NJ+NY artists. Experience a multi layered array of sight, sound and silent shorts. A concoction of history, individualism, uncertainty, meditation and the ordinary. The Memory of Water & Fire: A Celebration of the ElementalFire curated by Jun’ichiro Ishida / Water curated by Jaz GrafSpecial live performances on opening nite in honor of the elements!Live Music, Performance Art, Video, Fashion Show, Belly Dancing, DJ’s and 8 exhibitions all in one space!This event is not to be missed! Free and open to the public!Transportation provided from Journal Square PATH station to Canco Lofts on opening nite!Shuttle bus stop @ Kennedy Blvd and Pavonia. The shuttle bus will be going back and forth from 6-10pm!View the press releases on my site ---> anyone needs directions call me or email me!See you there! :)L-U-V JAZ
Our debut record, La Fin Absolue Du Monde has arrived and will be on sale starting october 5th! to mark the occasion, we'll be playing a set alongside friends and cohorts that very evening, and will have plenty of cds for sale and treats in store. we hope to see you there!
funeral crashers @ crash mansion (199 bowery) with the hunt, the opposite sex, and bunnydrums.
friday, october 5th
doors at 9, 10:30pm set
21+, open vodka bar from 9-10
*free admission* before 11pm with week-of-show rsvp:
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Hey, Bongo Surf is back at the Iron Monkey this Friday for a very special show! Our lead guitar player can't be with us, but we are thrilled to have our friend Carlos Alomar filling in. If you don't know, Carlos is an AMAZING guitar player who wrote and played with David Bowie from 1974-1990 (as well as Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, James Brown...). You won't want to miss this one!
Also on the bill, our good friends The Lonesome Prairie Dogs featuring Heidi Lieb (Sit n Spin, The Stay At Homes). You'll love this band... a great mix of honky-tonk country/rockabilly.
The Iron Monkey (upstairs)
97 Greene St.
Jersey City, NJ
Bongo Surf 10:30pm
Lonesome Prairie Dogs 11:30pm
No cover!
BabyHole Open MicTuesday, October 2ndFeatured comedian: John F. O'DonnellFeatured musician: Joel Friedrich (from Water under Water)Sign up starts at 8 pm Suggested Donation $5Before the open mic, there is a reception for Thomas John Carlson in NYC:Reception is on TUESDAY OCTOBER 2nd, and runs from 6pm to 8pmThe show will be up until the 23rd of October.@The New York Academy of Art111 Franklin St. (Between Church and W. Broadway)New York, NYC
All these new paintings are in the show
The show is a 3- person post-graduate fellowship show.The other artists showing are:William Bolton and Veronica ObermeyerUpcoming Events:Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th Noon until 6pm Jersey City Artists Studio TourArt will be hanging, dancers will be dancing. If you were added to this list by accident, reply with your hatred. -- -Toy Eaters Studio143 C. Columbus Drive, in the G.A.F., half a stairwell upJersey City, NJ
Hello Friends ::
We [Kevin + Sica] urge you to usher in the autumn in scenic downtown JC ::
Yep--its that time of year where we traipse the streets in search of local heroes of the arts. In your travels, do join us at Railroad Studio in the heart of all things downtown ::
Live Music + DJs + Photo/Video/Grfx + Eats ::
Featured Local Vendors :: Red Delicious + Crow Handmade + Oilcan Press + Fred Kluth + Jessie Cara Studio ::
150 Newark Ave 4th Fl ::
Saturday + Sunday [Noon - ?]
1/2 Blk from Grove St. PATH
!! Enjoy 2007 Jersey City Artists Studio Tour !!
Kevin Spyker
Sound + Vision
Tony , Toni , Tone!Hi, Just sent you the flyer for the opening of es Oro Gallery (formerly Residue Gallery)Would you mind sending it out to all.(muchas gracias !)The wine and cheese opening is Friday.Also the bigger event will be Saturday, drinks, art , and food...right around the corner from the 4th street festival! See you there!Jill

Greetings, Patrons, Art Lovers & Artists !!!You are invited to the Opening Reception of EARTH SCAPES art exhibit & performance event from 5 - 10 pm on Friday, October 5, 2007, at the Mary Benson Gallery, 369 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, in Historic Downtown Jersey City, near Brunswick Street & Newark Avenue, 7 minutes walk from the "Grove" PATH subway station along Newark Avenue. Exhibition Dates: October 1 - 31, Free and Open to the Public Gallery Hours: Friday 12 - 4 pm, and by appointment 201-707-4760ART by Beth Bentley, John Besante, Robert Daniels, Keith Duncan, Sharon Harvey, Aimee Hertog, Jan Kounitz, Deirdre Kennedy, Aziza Lawyer, Richard LaRovere, Jim Legge, Kayt Hester Lent, Nancy Mahoney, Loretta Oliva Maldonado, Hamlet Manzueta, Eva Mueller, Ibou Ndoye, Stacy Pinero, Helene Ruiz, Ed Samuels, Martina Solej, Eileen Spadavecchia, Amanda Thackray, Kristen Ulfsparre, Heather Warfel 5:00 - 5:30 pm Joe Johnson, guitar 6:00 - 6:30 pm David Jacobsen, music & song 7:30 - 8:00 pm A CAPPELLA VOICE Timothy Jones 8 - 10 pm * Surprise artists + open for for one or more performers .. Jersey City Artists Studio Tour PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Saturday Oct 6 - official Jersey City Artists Studio Tour day + Fourth Street Arts & Music Festival 12:00 - 12:30 pm Joe Johnson, guitar 1:00 - 1:30 pm A CAPPELLA VOICE Mary Aiken 1:30 - 2:30 pm POETRY / MUSIC / OPEN MIC Beth Bentley, Tarrsa Yazdani, Carol Lester ... >>> you may play, recite, speak, sing .. during the open mic, just look for the sign up sheet .. 3:00 - 6:00 pm thingNY contemporary chamber music 7 - 10 pm * Surprise artists + open for for one or more performers .. Sunday Oct 7 - official Jersey City Artists Studio Tour day 12:00 - 12:30 pm Joe Johnson, guitar 12:30 - 4:00 pm POETRY / OPEN MIC Beth Bentley, Gale Simon-Bierenbaum ... >>> you may play, recite, speak, sing .. during the open mic, just look for the sign up sheet .. 4:30 - 5:30 pm Kevin Spyker & CompanyNOTE: All artists are invited to the official Jersey City Artists Studio Tour Closing Party 6-8 pm Sunday Oct. 7 at the Jersey City Museum, 350 Montgomery Street at Monmouth Street ... if you get there about 6 pm there will be plenty of free food & wine ...
Please spread the word far & wide ...Thanks!Jim
The EARTHSCAPES Project, Guest Curator, Mary Benson Gallery The Daylight Gallery, Founder/Director Jim LeggeVoice 201.451.0222
You'll kick yourself if you miss this one!!This Saturday, Oct. 6th, kicks off the Jersey City Artists' Studio Tour, which of course includes a fab-ola group exhibit here at World of Style Vintage/Balance Salon/18 Erie Gallery. To celebrate the exhibit's opening, we're going to have live mannequins in the window from noon-5pm and a jaw-droppingly freaky Halloween fashion show from 5-7pm. When we say jaw-dropping, we mean it...Cowboy Paul's going to ride a bull! Elvis will come back to life! And of course Carla's going to give birth to a goat!Be there or be square!--Your Fashion Hostess, KathleenWorld of Style Vintage & Balance Salon18 Erie StreetJersey City, NJMere steps from Grove PATHClothing: (201) 324-2992www.worldofstylevintage.comHair & Art: (201)
hey friends! its time again for the jersey city artists studio tour, and i am honored to be a part of it! saturday and sunday, october 6 & 7, 12-6pm:

i have one quilt showing at Jim Legge's show EarthScapes. I'll be at the gallery from 12-1 on Saturday:
EARTH SCAPES at the Mary Benson Gallery, 369 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, in Historic Downtown Jersey City, near Brunswick Street & Newark Avenue, 7 minutes walk from the "Grove" PATH subway station along Newark Avenue.

From 2-4ish Saturday i'll be selling some bags and other work at kevin speicher's spot:
Live Music + DJs + Photo/Video/Grfx + Eats ::Featured Local Vendors :: Red Delicious + Crow Handmade + Oilcan Press +Fred Kluth + Jessie Cara Studio ::150 Newark Ave 4th Fl ::Saturday + Sunday [Noon - ?]1/2 Blk from Grove St. PATH and i also have a piece in the community show (kick-off party friday evening!) Canco Lofts50 Dey StreetJersey City (from journal square walk west/left on newark, turn right on senate to dey st.) saturday nite i plan to 'after-party' with ross's bandCrewman Number Sixat Beel's Loft 10pm721 Grand St. btwn 7th/8th- top floorHoboken$10 cover and open bar Hope to see you -there are lots of great things going on in addition to these - tour maps available at most local deli's look for insert in the local paper - check it out!!! or
The Savant Guard's CMJ Closing Party
NYC's favourite multimedia punks, the earthprogram ltd., launch their new 12"
vinyl and digital-only label, The Savant Guard, at Bar Matchless on Oct 20th 2007.
Live performances from Foreign Islands (11pm), Plastic Little (10pm), Baller Banks (9pm), Ian Love (8pm), and Toro y Moi (7pm). Doors at 6pm, Early open bar, all night drink specials, and give-aways.
Special surprise DJs include Razors (Siberia), Si Young (Plastic Little) and more.
Admission is $5 and we'll be going till they kick us out.
Where: Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave @ Driggs; G to Nassau, L to Bedford.
When: Saturday, October 20th, 2007; Doors @ 6pm
Price: $5
Venue Contact: 718-383-5333
Featured Artists:
Foreign Islands - 11pm
"This single is a master class in attitude and angular rock. Snarling vocals, jerky guitars and break-neck drums hurl themselves down your throat at 100 mph" –NME
Plastic Little – 10pm
"As both the bling-obsessed mainstream and backpacking underground of hip hop have gotten far too serious for any one's good, it's a gift from the gods above when an act like Philadelphia's Plastic Little pops up."
–Montreal Mirror
Too Fresh for Press! Think Black Sabbath meets Mars Volta with Ratatat keys.
Ian Love – 8pm
"mostly acoustic, lushly layered….pure sounding pop music. It is really beautiful stuff, that on first listen I knew I was totally hooked on." –Music For Robots
Toro y Moi – 7pm
"[Toro y Moi's] plaintive vocals are beautifully layered over an intriguing blend of kaleidoscopic folk and rock to create original, well written songs." –Jay the Intern, American Songwriter Magazine