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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

scary : spiced up

Update: Party on Saturday was a rocker. Missed it ? Don't worry. Dancing Tony's Halloween Party at teh Lamp Post is this Wednesday. The Super Karaoke Fun Time Band plays again, this timne with you at teh lead. Prizes for Best Performace, Most Horrific and Best Costume.

Tonight : Tuesday : Babyhole at Toyeater with I am judging the Mr. and Mrs. Killtown Costume Contest. Dress up. Halloween is not even here yet.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

All Dressed Up and Someplace to Go

Last Night I Dreamt, that somebody loved me....If you missed our Morrissey/The Smiths Night at the Lamp Post, well you missed it. It was a brooding you shouldn't have missed. Thanks to Cootah for coming up with this one. And thanks to DJ Snack Attack and Caligula for making it come through. Tonight My Roommate DJ William McCamie playsat Bar 13.

With Morrissey crying in a corner, at Hammerstein Ballroom, we should turn our attention to another tragedy. And that would be the fact that I still don't have a costume and it's Halloween weekend. Rock Soup Studio's is having a Masquerade Ball at 660 Grand Street tonight. Tomorrow Night, Toy Eaters is Hosting the Ghost of Uncle Joe's Party. With all of the shit that has gone down over the last month, the multi faceted Super Karaoke Fun Time Band is stepping in to fill play the Black Stooges. Shell Shag was unfortunately unable to serve us the Ramones. So if you know of the ultimate cover band send them our way. Doors are at about 8 pm. BYOB OK. I've heard that some of the old school Uncle Joe's kids will be at the Cork Screw on Saturday Night as well.
Tonight, the SKFTB is at the Corkscrew and on Halloween Night, they will be at the Lamp Post dressed as the Kinks. Check out their play list here and come dressed as your best Pat Benatar, or David Lee Roth, or Mac McCauglin (Superchunk). There will be prizes for best dressed, best performance, and most horrific.
Speaking of performances, this will be the last weekend to see Maladjusted at art house , tonight could actually be a triple play evening, because you can see the accumulation project, which closes this weekend and also see and extra scary spice Late Night Curiosities at art House this evening. Bring a change of underwear so you can wet yourself freely. Babyhole's Melissa Surach performs (most likely partial clothed - she says it's relief for the heat of performing) . Babyhole also has a Hollweened affair this Tuesday at Toyeaters. I will be judging the Mr. and Ms. Killtown Contest. It's a combination of talent and drinking. I guess it's like pool or darts but with less of an emphasis on scoring ?

If you haven't picked up an outfit, try Another Man's Treasure or World of Style. For something, creepy, cheesy, or sleazy. They'll have you covered. !! World of Style has a live mannequins on Saturday from noon to 2pm.

On the music side, The Grass Roots Art Facility has some live music this evening, There is a Halloween Loft Party with the Coffin Daggers in Hoboken on Saturday and The Plastic Passion Band slips into a coma on Sunday Night at the Knitting Factory. And starting off the woek week, the Ukaladies play the Rodeo Bar.

Okay: I saved the art stuff for last. This Saturday is Newarks's Art Studio tour weekend. Tonight Henry Sanchez has an opeing in Newark. In fact there's a bunch of art stuff in Newark this weekend. check out the City Without Walls Site for more info on the weekend. And last but nit least is teh closing party for Earthscapes at the Mary Bensen Gallery, it presdessor is listed below.

Here are the specs:

hello jersey city,
we've got a KILLER play going for 3 more performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. MALADJUSTED is phenomenal -- funny and moving.
one man + one chair + one roll of packing tape = theatrical magic
special experimental film at the top of the show. whole thing runs 60 minutes. COME OUT! WE REALLY NEED YOU IN THE SEATS and THIS SHOW IS GREAT!!
want to celebrate the joy of Halloween with a bunch of freaks? by popular demand, LATE NITE CURIOSITIES is back THIS FRIDAY at 10 pm and 11:30pm!
FREE if you bring your MALADJUSTED show program. it is going to be a fabulous nite! weirdos, eccentrics, costumes! wear your own costumes or just enjoy ours. LATE NITE CURIOSITIES' halloween show features the craziest of the crazy. not to be missed. for info.
hope you can join us!!
Art House Productions presents the American premiere of
Maladjusted is a one-act, one-man, tragi-comic tale of middle-aged despair and the ties that bind, both literally and metaphorically, featuring a tour-de-force performance from Irish actor Laurence Lowry. Maladjusted is written by Derek O'Connor, creator of infamous Irish satirical blog Blogorrah and former Jersey City resident, and directed by Art House Productions' Associate Artistic Director, Jack Halpin.
October 18-20, 25-27 (Thurs-Sat) at 8pm
Laurence Lowry*
Jack Halpin
$12, $8 students/seniors
Group rates available
Call 866.811.4111
Art House Productions
Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place, Roof, Jersey City, NJ (SE Corner of Hamilton Park, near Erie St/8th) Wheelchair accessible
Running time: 1 hr.
(Includes a surprise performance every night at the top of the show!)
Please enjoy our current art installation, THE ACCUMULATION PROJECT, before and after "Maladjusted." Curated by Other Leading Brand.

This and all of Art House Productions’ programs are made possible with the generous support of Exeter Properties and Hamilton Square. For more information, please visit:
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
Founder/Artistic Director, Art House Productions

Hello everyone,Thank you for being on my email list and coming to my shows. You will all get magnets!The "You can't take my kids away! I stuffed them for posterity!" magnets finally arrived today. Is your fridge ready for this posterity? xxxxxxxxxxThis FridayFOR THOSE WHO DARE...Back by popular demand, Art House Productions brings you a strange andexciting evening filled with eccentrics, entertainers and obscure talents! LATE NITE CURIOSITIESFRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH10pm show repeated at 11:30pm$5 admission(FREE with "Maladjusted" show program and/or costume!)STARRINGRichard KirkwoodLexie Levin David JacobsenDuncan PflasterBeth BentleyJoe JacovinoMelissa SurachRoland Ramos and the Art House Bandand more!Art House ProductionsHamilton Square1 McWilliams Place, Roof(SE Corner of Hamilton Park, near Erie & 8th St.) I will be doing my "I'm from New Jersey" dance. I only do it on special occasions, and I've been practicing the choreography and teasing my hair all week.xxxxxxxxBabyHole Halloween Party! October 30thI will send out a separate email about this later on in the week because it's so huge. But here are highlights:-Sylvia Browne, world renown psychic, author and Montel show regular, will be hosting. -Only half an hour of open mic. About 45 minutes of comedians, including Aubrey Tennant, Brooke Van Poppelen, and others TBA.-Start primping now for the first ever MS. AND MR. KILLTOWN COMPETITION. It's a costume contest, but so much more. It's also a drinking and talent contest! Prizes will be provided by local business such as Another Man's Treasure and more. Thanks!MelissaPS If you'd like to be taken off this list, please let me know.

I realize this is a late notice. But, I will be included in a group show at a new gallery that opens in Newark, NJ called Rupert Ravens Contemporary. The opening is Friday night from 6-10pm. Check the details below. And below the "below" you can see some new art-work of mine at the links.

Inaugural Exhibition Reception
Friday October 26, 2007
6PM - 10PM
85 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102 973.353.0660
Please join us to celebrate the grand opening of Newark newest and New Jersey's largest fine art gallery in conjunction with Newark Art Council's - Open Door Studio Tour - Gallery Crawl
ALSO New: myspace AND myartspace websites!

OH, YES! Halloween is almost upon us, so hurry on in to get your last-minute costume ideas from our Live Mannequins!!!Saturdays 12pm - 2pmThe infamous Dennis and Fireman Tom will be back to model in the window, and you know things will quickly get out of hand with those two around! Rumor has it that one of them will be a Naughty Nurse...Oooooo, veddy scary, kids!Ciao darlings,--Your Fashion Hostess, KathleenWorld of Style Vintage & Balance Salon18 Erie StreetJersey City, NJ (near Grove St. PATH station)

come hear some music and enjoy yourselves now, won't ya?

This Saturday, Rocktober 27th
8:00 PM
at the Beelmedia Loft (721 Grand St. in the HOB)
A Halloween Costume Ball
Lloyd Unitedthe Beel Band/Billy Pilgrim/someday we'll have a namethe Faveand the Coffin Daggers Come One, Come All, and Come in Costume!$10 coverFour Bands!Four Bars!All you can drink! Drink all you can!

This weekend you are invited to an event of art and movement and visions of the beyond. We decided to go ahead and expand the party to include a third even more secret space that will go until noon on Sunday.
Yes, noon Sunday. But to get there you'll have to earn it.

Newark Open Doors Events: Oct 27METRO 25 GALA: Tickets AvailableCalls for Work: Due in November
SEPTEMBER 20 - NOVEMBER 1: ON EVERY WALL On Every Wall, curated by Ben Goldman, headlines three shows that will have a Newark Open Doors reception Saturday, October 27, 2007 from 3-6pm at City Without Walls. Show dates and location: September 20 - November 1, 2007 at cWOW, 6 Crawford Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Free and open to the public Wednesdays-Fridays 12-6 pm and Saturdays 1-6 pm. Directions Join Seen-it-Wonders curator E. Jan Kounitz for a Newark Open Doors tour on Saturday October 27 at 3pm of this exhibition of large photographic works by artists Armand Agresti, Edward Fausty, Kay Kenny, Peter Zirnis, and E. Jan Kounitz. Show dates and location: August 13 – December 28, 2007 at Seton Hall University School of Law, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ 07102. Free and open to the public, daily 10am - 5pm. Directions
NOVEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 20: METRO 25 GALA & SHOW Twenty-five years of City Without Wall's Metro Show will be celebrated with gala event at the Newark Club on November 14, 6-9PM, followed by a free public reception the following night at City Without Walls. Honoring Arist Ben Jones, Newark Councilwoman Dana Rone, and The Prudential Foundation. Gala tickets and sponsorship forms available here.
CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES Join now to be considered for these exciting opportunities... Artists: Outside, Inside multi-site show [Deadline: November 16]Curators: 1800FramesTake4 video show [Deadline: November 30]Artists: 1800FramesTake4 one-minute videos [Deadline: Jan. 30]Curators: Seton Hall Law large works [Deadline: Ongoing]
SEPTEMBER 20 - NOVEMBER 1: STITCH, CUT AND DYE Stitch, Cut and Dye, Newark New Media artist-in-residence Heidi J. Boisvert’s non-violent video game, has its opening reception Thursday, September 20th, 2007 from 5-9pm at City Without Walls. Show dates and location: September 20 - November 1, 2007 at cWOW's New Media Project Room, 6 Crawford Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Free and open to the public Wednesdays-Fridays 12-6 pm and Saturdays 1-6 pm. Directions
See Dan Bischoff's review of On Every Wall in
The Star Ledger, Friday, September 28, 2007. See Jennifer Weiss's full-page story about On Every Wall in The Star Ledger, Sunday, September 23, 2007.

cWOW is easily accessible by car or mass transit. For directions and more information, visit or call without walls, 6 Crawford Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
Image Credits: Seen-it-Wonders - E. Jan Kounitz. Paris Rooftops (2006, archival giclee print, 22" x 46"); Newark New Media - design by Joe Ford; METRO 25: design by Tritonic; Calls & Opportunities - design by Jesse Wright.
City Without Walls, founded in 1975, is a not-for-profit urban gallery for emerging art that advances the careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art. cWOW is funded in part by Prudential Foundation, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, JPMorganChase, and the City of Newark.

Within the Land of Ash

Saturday, October Twenty Seventh
>From 8pm through much much later...
A masquerade party featuring a dozen dj's, live bands and
13 visions of the afterlife built by artists within two massive Brooklyn art spaces. There is a land just beyond here where surreal shares the stage with the sublime.
This is how we live forever-after within the land of ash.
The Sound of Perdition:
Dance to soul-infused techno, dark beats, breaks and a touch of funk by DJ Kimyon, The Dustbin Brothers, Zemi17, Rod + Raul Sanchez, Terminal Optic, & the way-after-hours will be kept dark and sultry with the infamous minimal techno duo: Wolf + Lamb.
Plus big live funk/rock music by: Sankofa & Moisterizer
The Experience of Perpetuity:
The installations below range from full-room spectacles to hidden moments of performance. Thirteen performance troops have been working to remake these two massive art spaces into specific visions of the ever after.
Experience : The ImageNode Ambient Heaven : Hell is What You Make It by Erok & Dan Glass : Vertigoes by Nate Green and Owen Schoppe : The Room of Brick : The Angels of The Lady Circus (This is where the parade begins) : The Beauty of Nonsense by NonsenseNYC : The Loamy Earth of Broken Puppets : The Dream Catcher by Isaac Zal Sprachman
: The Things I Am (or Once Was) by David Wicks : The Chikhai Bardo : Cloud Lounge : Eyes Wide Shut by Boring Incorporated : Charon's Dolls by Debonair : Vision Thirteen : The Immaculate Surprise
Saturday, October 27th
Performances start at 9:30pm
Starting at 3rd Ward Brooklyn
195 Morgan Ave., in the East Williamsburg Industrial Zone Take the L train to Morgan Ave. and walk four blocks north. After midnight we open the second secret location.
$15 with inspired costume : $20 for the unadorned Full details:
p.s. We've done all we can to make this event safe and legal. Please respect the neighborhood by not doing anything obnoxious on the streets. This is the only way we can keep these events alive.


Sunday, October 28th - 7pm @ The Knitting Factory, NYCKnitting Factory Leonard Street, NYC Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm Sharp.8pm The Isles : plastiq passion: 10pm Girl In A Coma: to be a very sweet show!:)H APPY HALLOW EEN!-plastiq passion leave your review for our EP - I Can't Wait

Hey friends!The Ukuladies (with me, Heather Warfel as Cousin Bunnie) are playing at the Rodeo Bar in the East Village on Monday night...
It's the start of our big tour! October in Manhattan, November in Brooklyn, and December 7th in Jersey City!!!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th - 9pm and 10pm. (2 whole sets!!)
The Rodeo Bar
375 3rd Avenue
Audience sing-a-longs? Cheap champagne? Balloon animals? Delicious bacon? What more could you want? The Ukuladies are a perpetually touring sister and tap-dancing-cousin act from Winnipeg, Canada with a lust for life and its idle curiosities. The Ukuladies are fraternal twins Genevieve (banjo uke, voice, toy piano, glockenspiel, penny whistle, and kazoo), Jimmy Lou (uke, voice, violin, saw, kazoo), The Nearly Reverend Mary (uke, voice, kazoo, cow moos), and Cousin Bunnie (tap, interpretive dance, toy accordion, party favors and antics). Come and join the "ladies" as they share cowboy love songs, Hawaiian hits, Ruth Wallis medleys, George Fornby favorites, and originals tunes! Manhattan User's Guide says:
"Beauties playing ukes and singing while another does tap dancing, percussion, and props. Last night, they distributed at various times bacon, frosted cookies, scratch-off tickets (I won $4), and champagne (for the "Tiny Bubbles" finale). Check. Them. Out."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The CMJ from the NJ Side

Thanks to Everyone who came out to 58 for the Artemathician art Opening on Friday Night. The gallery is open 12 to 5 pm on Saturdays, the show runs until November 10th. On Friday Novemeber 9th, werehaving a closing party with a Chico Mann Performance.

Also a big thank you to Toy Eater's for hosting the Shell Shag / Lebanon show on Sunday Night. Shell Shag is planning on coming back as the Ramones for our Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Party on Saturday October 27th. Get your costumes ready, you can get a preview this Friday at Fright Night in the Heights at the Corkscrew.

As for tonight (Tuesday) , if it is not too late. Lismore is playing at LIT Lounge at Midnight. On Wednesday, WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice play Ace of Clubs (formerly Under ACME). On Friday, American Watercolor Movement Plays Maxwell's with New Brunswick's Thing one and Syracuse's Sister Lover (5 keyboardists) . And since I saw James from the Gay Blades they are playing at LIT Lounge on Friday and at Mercury Lounge on Saturday.

This Thursday, Art House Productions begins their round of Maladjusted, an one act comedy about a security gurad that wakes up to find himself bound to a chair. The show runs for about an hour along with a short film. In addition, you get to walk through the Accumulation Project to get to stage side.

Lismore CMJ ShowcaseTuesday, October 16, midnight. Lit - 93 2nd Ave - east village NYWith Von Iva (from SF at 11pm)Rowdy on a tuesday night! hot!more info here: + Stephen

Hey y'all: We're celebrating the release of our first full length, "The Rest of Your Nights" with a record release show as part of the CMJ MUSIC FEST on
***WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17th , 9pm @ ACE OF CLUBS (Formerly Under Acme), 9 GREAT JONES ST, NYC****
Come out and pick up a copy and have a few beers with us! For a taste:
*****This marks the first release on the new Moonlight Mile Records. I'm proud of this album. We all worked hard on it....... hope to see you there . Mike Moebius

Hey Hey Hey,THURSDAY 10/18Elysian Cafe 9:30pm10001 Washington St HobokenOrganTrio! w/ Kyle Koehler & Noel Sagerman. We'll be tossin down all your favorite hits for no cover!Come on out & support live music.--------------------------------------------------------------------THURSDAY 10/25DC's Tavern 10pm505 8th St HobokenBryan Beninghove Banned w/Sam Barsh - keysMatt Kane - drumsKellen Harrison - pork chopspecial guests - special instrumentsMy favorite drinking hole. No cover. Great acoustics.

Art House Productions proudly presents
The American premiere of Irish playwright Derek O’Connor’s funny and moving short play.
"A security guard comes to, finding himself bound and gagged in an empty office building. It wasn’t meant to be like this."
October 18-20, 25-27 (Thurs-Sat) at 8pm
Laurence Lowry*
Jack Halpin
$12, $8 students/seniors
Group rates available
Call 866.811.4111
Or visit
Art House Productions
Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place, Roof, Jersey City, NJ (SE Corner of Hamilton Park, near Erie St/8th) Wheelchair accessible
Running time: 1 hr.
(Includes a surprise performance every night at the top of the show!)
Please enjoy our current art installation, THE ACCUMULATION PROJECT, before and after "Maladjusted." Curated by Other Leading Brand.
This and all of Art House Productions’ programs are made possible with the generous support of Exeter Properties and Hamilton Square. For more information, please visit:
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.

OK it's unofficial, American Watercolor Movement is now part of the elite 2000 bands to play CMJ this year. We don't have an exact ranking as of yet, but we can guarantee you that we are in, or at least close, to the 52nd percentile. And just so you know that it wasn't a fluke. We will be playing this Friday at Maxwell's, as part of their unofficial CMJ bill. We are rocking with Thing-One from the New Brunswick area and Sister Lovers from Syracuse.

Here are the details:

Friday October 19th
1039 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ
Map Here

Doors 9:30 pm $10

9:45 pm Sister Lovers (Syracuse, NY)
10:15 pm - American Watercolor Movement
11:00 pm - Thing One

American Watercolor Movement

mark your calender for our gig with Tommy Ramone on November 18th:

Sun, Nov 18th. All Ages. 7pm. $5.00/$7.00
Tommy Ramone's Uncle Monk
American Watercolor Movement
Melissa Cartoun

Knitting Factory Tap Room
73 Leonard Street,
buy tickets here

Halloween Starts Friday 10/19 :

Frights in the Heights
... at the Corkscrew. Joe at the wheels from around 10:30 - Midnite...more DJ's before and after! Free.
Costumes encouraged.
The Corkscrew
61 Congress Street
Jersey City

For anyone coming via Hoboken/light rail, The Corkscrew is a coupla blocks from the elevator. Just get off and walk straight up congress- it is on the left
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

Hey roller derby fans!
Thanks to all of you who came out to see the Ironbound Maidens challenge the WIlmington City Ruff Rollers at GSR's last home bout of the season. Special thanks to the United Spinal Jets who kicked some serious ass on the rink. It's been a great first year, and we can't wait to step it up in 2008!
Still want more roller derby action from your favorite GSR skaters? We have two away games coming up! This Sunday (October 21st) GSR's all-star travel team - the Ironbound Maidens - will take on the Coal City Rollers at 7pm in Wilkes-Barre, PA at
Skateaway (map it!). Tickets will be available at the door. Doors are at 6pm - First whistle at 7pm. Then on November 11th, it's a battle for the Garden State as the Ironbound Maidens take on the New Jersey Cirty Dames in Kendall Park, NJ. More details coming soon!
As always, you can check out league information, skater bios, photos, and more at
See you on the rink,The Garden State Rollergirls

Image credit: Michael Paul Britto, Ghetto GamesIn The Country of Last RefugeA Mashup curated by Emma Wilcox and Evonne M. DavisOctober 20-November 17, 2007Opening Reception Saturday October 27, 6-9:30 PM
Gallery Aferro 73 Market Street Newark NJ 07102
www.aferro.orgGallery Aferro proudly presents the third annual urbanism exhibition in a series titled after the Paul Auster novel In the Country of Last Things. Themes in exploration this year by 36 local, national and international artists are geography, communication and, explicitly for the first time, violence. A fully illustrated color catalog, with essay, will be available here and at the opening. Gallery Aferro is a participant in Newark Open Doors 2007.The artists: Bami Adedoyin, Becca Albee, Scott Andresen, AWG, Ryan Barone, Michael Paul Britto, Lori Brown, Alexander Conner, Patricia Dahlman, Peter Feigenbaum, Asha Ganpat, Dana Hanmer, Travis Hanmer, Michael Itkoff, Katarina Jerinic, Maureen Kelleher, John Maters, Sarah McCann, Stephen McKenzie, Traci Molloy, Lucas Monaco, Owen Mundy + Joelle Dietrick, Leah Oates, Deborah Orloff, Joan Pamboukes, Mike Pare, Jean-Gabriel Periot, Elisa Pritzker, Sara Ross, Anne Schiffer, Calla Thompson, Joe Waks, Barbara Wallace, Michelle Wilson
Normative Behaviors: New Video by Michael Paul BrittoAferro New Media Room October 20-November 17, 2007Opening Reception Saturday October 27, 6-9:30 PMGallery Aferro proudly presents Michael Paul Britto's solo show, Normative Behaviors, in the New Media Room. New and unseen work will be premiered, in addition to acclaimed works such as Ghetto Games, Authenticity of a Smile, and Super N Word.
Britto says that he has "always been fascinated by the creativity spawned from not having, or being deprived. Ghetto Games explores such resourcefulness: the ability to modify one's surroundings to be more conducive to one's amusement.""I like to challenge the viewer to remember the past, and pay close attention to what we accept in our everyday lives as being acceptable behavior from popular culture." Britto's work has been shown internationally, including in Uncomfortable Truths -The Shadow Of Slave Trading On Contemporary Art & Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London, Frequency, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY, Black Panther Rank & File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, and S-Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. He is also a 07 Smack Mellon studio recipient.
Race Still Matters: The Conference, organized by the ACLU of NJ, will take place October 20 and conclude at Gallery Aferro with Justice OutLOUD, a showcase of performing artists dedicated to the cause of racial equality.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Bare Essentials

Thank you to everyone who helped get things underway and flowing for last weekend's Studio Tour. Thanks to The Coffin Daggers, WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice, Lismore and DJ Hot Rod for performing. And thanks you to everyone behind the scenes who got the show to go on. Oh and if you missed the Dance Party at the Lamp Post last Saturday. You missed it fool. Thanks Cootah !!

Tonight we have our group show the Artemathician with works by Eric Gray, Dylan Egon, Lina Rincon, Maurizio Zuluaga, Brian Gustafson, Max Michaels & Christopher Silk, and Patricia Zapata. Curated by: Diana cordova. In addition, this opening also features a lingerie show by Hala Vintage. Come by after 7 pm. Dr. Shakes has a great audio visuals for you to enjoy.

Also Tonight, Savu Sea plays the Sound Lounge @ Jordan's Lounge. They perform after the Percussion battle which features Lex Leonard going for the Gold. If you prefer to see your fighting on skates. The Garden State Rollergirls host their final bout this evening at Newark's Branch Brook Park. In addition, to their bout, the United Spinal Jets , a quad rugby team will also be on the battle front. If this is not enough for you Darren Decide and Guests play at the Iron Monkey tonight. And as well, god I feel like it's JC Fridays. The Super Karaoke Fun Time band is at The Corkscrew.

Tomorrow afternoon from Noon to 4 pm, is an Embankment Celebration at Resurrection School (part of the Church of the Holy Rosary Complex) on 6th and Brunswick. The event is both a planning affair and a celebration of the recent victory of the Embankment Preservation Group. for more info

I need to skip to this Sunday. The Shell Shag and Lebanon (Israel) and perhaps Hunchback show will be at Toyeater's Studio, instead of 58. It's an all ages, BYOB affair that starts nice and early at 5:30 pm. Toyeaters is at 143 Columbus. Come for fun.

Next week is CMJ. American Watercolor Movement is playing at Maxwell's on Friday Save the Date !!


Hey folks!The heat's breaking! Who wants to rock out? We're back at The Corkscrew this Friday night! And we've got some brand new rock and roll goodness for ya! As always, be there at 10 PM sharp for a blast of rockin' past. Karaoke starts immediately after and goes til midnight. And stick around for cheap drinks and ... well, ya just never know what might happen at a SKFTB show. That's all I'm saying.And mark yer calendar for a full week of Halloween hijinx! We'll be back at The Corkscrew Fri Oct 26, the very next night we'll be at The Ghost of Uncle Joe's pre-Halloween bash at a venue to be named and we end our Jersey City tour on Halloween night at The Lamp Post. More details on on these shows to follow.Get yer sleep. You'll need it.Yer pals,

You're All Invited! FREE!Saturday, October 13 Resurrection School Gym (Holy Rosary Complex)189 Brunswick St (at Sixth St) Jersey City, NJ 07302 Noon to 4 pmChildren's Activities/Tour of Gardens along Embankment/Displays/Music (see below for listings and times)/Refreshments
See our park designs and give us your ideas An August ruling by the STB gives city, county, and state governments a second chance to acquire the Embankment on reasonable terms. This win is an inspiring example of citizen collaboration - let's celebrate!. Between 1 and 2 pm we will honor individuals who contributed to the STB Petition, including Governor Jon Corzine, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, NJ State Senator Bernard F. Kenny, Jr., NJ State Assemblyman Louis M. Manzo, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy, Council President Mariano Vega Jr. and Members of the Municipal Council, and the neighborhood associations and individual citizens who sent statements and letters of support to the STB.***************************************************Would you like to be an Embankment volunteer?I hope you've already heard the news -
we won at the STB!!! While we've had incremental wins over the years, this is the most important and puts us on track to actually MAKING A PARK in downtown Jersey City. We've asked you to come out to Council meetings, badger your legislators etc, but this time we want to CELEBRATE!On Saturday, October 13th, we'll be having our annual membership meeting along with a big party with live music, children's activities (we'll actually have artists helping to make creative costumes), and a few speeches from our politicians (see a full description of the event below). To pull it off, though, we need your help before the event and the day of the event. If you can't help, we hope you can at least attend. If you've been wanting to help out and haven't had the time or haven't joined us yet, this will a fun event and a great way to meet other supporters of the Embanlment.We need volunteers to help with:Leading children's activities; Aiding tour guides; Manning tables; Helping with publicity; Setting up and taking down tables etc; and Making signs.Let me know whether you can:1) Attend the event; and/or2) Volunteer for one of the above activities.Please respond to Thanks so much and I hope to see you then!Regards,Catherine