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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.