The New & Improved Rock-it Docket is HERE -

The New & Improved Rock-it Docket is HERE -
Click the logo above to take you there.

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."