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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Thanks to everyone who came out to Damien's 25th birthday and Fundraiser for Cambodian Street Children. This event raised over $1,8000 for charity. Damien made one hell of a birthday present for 2,400 children that will be fed with that money. Renata also told me that the Threads Fashion Show had to turn away people at the JC Museum on Sunday.

There are a couple of things going on that could use some charitable help. Heather Warfel is looking for large picture frames to be used for an upcoming dance project in here words

" The Dance Program I direct at County Prep High School is busy preparing for our annual dance concert. As part of this year’s theme, we are looking to collect a large number of picture frames to incorporate into the set and use as props. We specifically need very large frames (at least 24” x 24” or larger) and 5”x7” frames. The color/style/condition does not matter (even really old or falling apart is fine!), and we need only the frame (no glass or backing). If you have frames you can donate (preferable) or loan for the months of March, April, & May it would be GREATLY appreciated. I can arrange to pick them up from you as well. Thanks so much!! -Heather 201.396.1737 you can also contact her .

Amy closed up Janam on Sunday and is readying herself for her trip out West. Wednesday and Thursday you can help her move by buying a variety of wares. She'll be at the Tea Shop and across the street at her apartment. As per Amy :

JANAM MOVING SALE WED AND THUR ALL DAY!!!!I'm moving my home and my business and have lots of items for sale, here is a partial list: end tables, shelves (with brackets), bookcases, cash register,tables,coat tree, rattan bathroom waste bin, tupperware, paint, hardware, fabric, an ice machine, iron, plates, cups/teapots and lots of teaware (we're moving our tea shop to Oregon!), cake plates, plywood, metal studs, chairs, cooler, cabinets,storage jars, and LOTS more. Please come see what we have!!! 353 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ 07302 201-736-7824 with questions

Come and get it just remember that no matter how much money you have you can't buy Amy and keep her here. :( . You can though write and perform some spoken word for Amy this evening at Toyeater's. The second installment of Poetic Voices starts tonight at 8:30 pm. Also tonight, 58 Audio Visualist, Dr. Shakes has a gig at Club Midway. For you old school techno kids, Club Midway sets itself at the same Location as (save the) Robots. I actually never went myself. i waited until my mid thirties to go techo ?

Speaking of Music, Andrea WK, spins at the Lamp Post tonight. Street Justice is behind the bar pouring the hits as Andrea plays them. Tomorrow night Street Justice spins at DC's Tavern. Meanwhile back at the Lamp Post Yours truly Dancing Tony will be spinning at The Lamp Post. On Friday Night, Street Justice and I join forces to spin at our friends wedding. watch out !!!

Oh smack, I have been so busy, I didn't mention that Art House Production Founder and Holder of the Key to JC, Christine Goodman is offering acting classes. This is a 5 week course and it's not too late to turn your passive aggressive persona into a dominant bi-polar maniac (or another option listed in the Psychologist's' Diagnosis of Personality Disorders) .

Getting further into the weekend, on the Friday the real grand opening for the es ORO gallery is this Friday from 7 to 11 pm. The installation by Gallery founder, Eto Oro isfollowed by an artist talk on Sunday. At 58, on Saturday, we'll be closing up Whitewashed : A Look at American Revisionist History. It's the final night of the show, so it's a cash and carry event.

Afterwards, we'll all be heading over to Toyeaters for a special CD release Party by Philly's Robin Hood Robbie Rich, all the information is on the top right. I don't like repeating myself.

Also on teh live muisc side, Bon Bomb plays Thursday in the Upper East Side. On Friday, WJ and teh Sweet Sacrifice and Any Day Parade Play at the Cake Shop. And the Funerla Crashers Crash Crash Mansion. The Meltdowns are in Brooklyn at the Charleston Bar.

Saturday Night, The House of Leaves play Brooklyn. Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn. And Greg D's Lunar Enemble plays The Stone.

The mo' down

Here is the skinny for this Friday Night at The Cake Shop.
Any Day Parade – 1st
Patrick Walsh -2nd
WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice- 3rd
Luke Rathbone- 4th.
Doors are at 8, its $7, 21+
Hope to see you all there.

Friday, Feb. 298:00 PM - Now, VoyagerStarring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Directed by IrvingRapper.(1942, 117mins. Pre-dates the rating system, but is suitable for mostaudiences.)One of Bette Davis' most adored pictures, "Now, Voyager" is the storyof one woman's self-actualizing discovery of inner strength andtransformation through love from a dowdy, neurotic wall-flower. Davisgave a masterful performance showcasing her signature forcefulness aswell as her capacity for romantic gentleness. The supporting cast isalso superb. The movie includes the legendary scene of Henreid'sneatly suggestive lighting of two cigarettes.Saturday, March 13:00 PM - JezebelStarring Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Fay Bainter. Directedby William Wyler.(1938, 105mins. Pre-dates the rating system, but is suitable for mostaudiences.)Bette Davis, in one of the best remembered of her many memorableroles, plays Julie, a headstrong woman who loses her fiancé bycreating a public scandal. This melodrama plays out against the film'sstudy of the conventions and gender roles of The Old South. The filmsucceeds because of Davis' steely performance and elegant productionvalues. Davis won her second Best Actress Oscar for her role.7:45 PM - What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?Starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Directed by Robert Aldrich(1962, 132mins. Pre-dates the rating system, but may not be suitablefor young audiences.)The well known real-life animosity between Bette Davis and JoanCrawford was put to exquisite on-camera use in this gothic andsometimes campy exercise in psychological terror. Davis is "Baby Jane"Hudson, a former child star who is embittered by the later, greatersuccess of her sister Blanche (Crawford) as a top movie star. Blancheis crippled in a car accident and Jane is extremely resentful athaving to take care of her in their decaying L.A. mansion. As Janeschemes to make a comeback in show business, Blanche becomesincreasingly desperate to get out of her demented sister's control.Davis was never afraid to take on characters that were unattractive orunsympathetic, and her performance here is as courageous as it isunforgettable. "Baby Jane" has become a cult classic, but it is,fundamentally, a skillful, well-performed nail-biter.PLUS - In Grand Movie Palace style: Audiences for each screening ofthe Bette Davis tribute will enjoy live "entrance music" played on theLoew's Wonder Morton pipe organ!Each screening is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors & children 12 yearsold and younger. Combo discounts are available for multiplescreenings. Doors will open 40 minutes prior to each of the above showtimes.

Just wanted to say again, think this'll be fun. I understand this is not silly robot band shenanigans, as you may have heard of in the past, but very SERIOUS important robot musical shenanigans. These robots apply for their own grants, automatically. They get residencies on the moon. Patrick

> friday...the lemurplex (
(League of Electronic Musical Robots)

LEMUR's February ReSiDeNt show: Friday, February 29th
Featuring new works by Zach Layton, Holland Hopson and Max Lord & Ellen GodenaReSiDeNt @ LEMUR: New Works, New Instruments, New ArtistsFriday, February 25th8 pm - 11 pm$5 at the door
Click here for more info.

Directions to LEMURplex: LEMURplex is located at 461 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, between 9th and 10th streets.
By subway:
Take the F/M/R to 4th Ave. and walk one block down either 9th or 10th St. to 3rd Ave. LEMURplex is on 3rd Ave. between 9th & 10th Sts. Or, take the F/G to Smith & 9th Sts. and walk two blocks up 9th. Cross and then turn right onto 3rd Ave.
By car via Google Maps:
Click here!

"The devil's voice is sweet to hear." - Stephen King funeral crashers: live at crash mansionwith red this ever, wicked little dolls, the hunt199 bowery @ spring friday 2.29.08 doors at 9pm21+ / open vodka bar from 9-10 / free admission with email to post-band afterparty: djs frankie teardrop (funeral crashers), glenn maryansky (blacklist), and ryan rayhill (blacklist) spin post-punk, minimal, wave, and goth.

Friends,I've got some fun news. We're doing two shows this weekend. The first is on Friday the 29th (leap year day) at the Charleston Bar, in Brooklyn, right off the Bedford stop on the L train. Free show at an awesome bar (free pizza with your booze), starts at 10pm, and features our friends The Press and The Imperialists. On Saturday night we're rocking Buddie's Tavern in Parlin, NJ with SixToEightMathematics and Mazeffect, another pair of great bands, which will be a lot of fun. That show starts at 9:30pm.We ordered a new round of the pink flame t-shirts, this time in Men's sizes, too, because so many of you boys want to look hot like the girls!The other bit of good news is that we've gotten a little bit of radio play on the greatest radio station in the world, WFMU, and we'll be playing a live set on Pat Duncan's show in May before we go on tour. Later in March we'll be doing a live set on WRSU, Rutgers radio.Hope to see your smiling faces soon,BillyP.S. You can order our recent EP from CD Baby as a disc or mp3s: appearances:Fri Feb 29th, 10pmThe Charleston174 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211Sat Mar 1st, 9:30pm
Buddies Tavern
277 Johnson Ln, Parlin, NJ 08859Fri March 14th, 9pm: Live set on WRSU, Overnight SensationsFri March 21st, 9pm: Matchless in Greenpoint with Each Other's Mothers!

NOW IT CAN BE TOLD Turns out, the Universe does revolve around you. The planets, suns, cars, grass, gum, exhaust fumes, and especially other people...are all just stimuli, machines, designed by the Creator simply to see how you'll react. You are the only real human being. The only one. The entirety of existence is here for your benefit. How does the Truth feel?THE HOUSE OF LEAVES is therefore performing, for you, this Saturday. In Brooklyn. What will happen? What will you do there? What situation does the Creator wish to place you in?SATURDAY MARCH 1stGoodbye Blue Monday1087 BroadwayBrooklyn, New York 112218:30 Spanking Charlene9:30 the New Heathens10:30 The West End Sound11:30 THE HOUSE OF LEAVESWe are designed to entertain and test you.

Sunday March 2nd
Lunar Ensemble...10pm
The Stone
Avenue C & 2nd St
The Stone is a new artists' space in the East Village.
It is not-for-profit, dedicated to the Experimental & Avant-Garde.
John Zorn is artistic director. The month of March is curated by Elliott Sharp. Lunar Ensemble has been honored with this invitation to perform. Please come out and support this unique space and our inclusion there!
Other Greg D performances, more "D" tales to follow -->
Thurs 3/6 - "Songwriters in the Round" @ The Living Room; NYC (upstairs at Googie's Lounge)...7pm
Sat 3/15 - Tess' Lark Tavern; Albany, NY...10pm
Tues 3/18 - "NJ Songwriters in the Round" @ Maxwell's; Hoboken, NJ...8:30pm
Thurs 3/27 (The Lone Howdys) - The Saint; Asbury Park, NJ...8pm

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MONDAY 3/3Lamp Post 10pmQuartet! w/ Matt Kane, Gene Segal, & Ben StiversThis one should be funkified!WEDNESDAY 3/5Park Ave Bar & Grillw/ Barry Rubin QuartetFunky Soul Jazz headed up the hill.3417 Park Ave Union City, NJTHURSDAY 3/6Elysian Cafe 9:30pmOrganTrio! w/ Ben Stivers & Don WilliamsI can't wait for these two cats to play together.1001 Washington St HobokenMONDAY 3/10Lamp Post 10pmThe Hangmen! All original creeptastic tunes for yer aural pleasure!Rick Parker - tromboneEyal Maoz - guitarKellen Harrison - bassSean Baltazor - drumsTHURSDAY 3/13Piano's Bar & Grillw/ Dave Freeman Groupplaying the music of Electric Miles!36 Broad Street Bloomfield, NJMONDAY 3/17Lamp Post 10pmOrganTrio! feat. Jared Gold & Sir Earl GriceALL GIGS NO COVER!

Hey Tony,Would you mind listing tis on RockitDocket?Sounds like a really cool show, a lot of Burlesque, I swear we will be good!Thanks, DGDear Friends,KILSY will be performing at "The Save Coney Island"benefit - focused on saving Coney Island's March 8th @ 10:30125 5th Ave. b/t Sterling & St. John in Park SlopeBrooklynDoors Open at 8PM$15 ADV/ $20 Day DOSTickets Available now at below for the rest of the Performers,BurlesqueDancers, Bands and DJs:9:30 10:30MISS ASTRID HOSTSMISS CONEY ISLAND 2007, EKATERINALITTLE BROOKLYNTHE ANIMAL CRACKERSTHE WORLD FAMOUS BOBSCOTTY THE BLUE BUNNY HOSTSJO BOOBSLUKKIAJ SILVERTHE DAISY SPURSBAMBI THE MERMAID QUEEN OF CONEY ISLAND10:30 - 11:00 KILSY ( - 11:15 DJ MOMOTARO & AKYNOS11:15 - 12:15MURRAY HILLW/ FISHERMAN XYLOPHONIC ORCHESTRAPONTANI SISTERS ( LITTLE & THE EVIL HATE MONKEYPEEKABOO POINTEHELEN PONTANITRIXIE LITTLE ANGIE PONTANI12:00 DJ BILL COLEMAN W/ LEGS MALONE & POOKIEPATOOTIEBrought to you by Angie Pontani - Miss Cyclone, LolaStaar & Thirsty

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Short (Notice) Comings

Here's tonight.

Pamela Gallagher and the Swigs are playing at the R bar (see Thursday to the right>?>>) as part of an all female fronted frenzy. The Swigs are on about 9:30 but it Ladies Night all Night. My Room Mate DJ William McCamie continues his Thursday Night's at Bar Majestic, while my little bro DJ Cat Juggler rocks the Lamp Post.

We have BIG NEWS!!! We are relocating Janam Tea Shop to Portland, Oregon in March 2008!! During our time of transition, this website is the best, most efficient way to order our fantastic single-origin Indian Teas, Herbals and a host of tea-related goodies. Both Wholesale and Retail pricing available, just call! All of our products are carefully chosen for quality and we love to carry locally-made goods, too. Be sure to check out our Tea Basics page to find out more about how to make a quality cup of tea.
If you need advice on tea or any products please give us a call at 201-736-7824 and Amy would be pleased to assist you.
Until February 24th, our In-Store hours are:7 DAYS A WEEK, noon-10pm!
We'll let you know the second we find out what our new store address and contact information will be.
See you in Oregon!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The World is Sinking - and will go under at 9 pm tonight

OK, since I haven't been able to get my blog out before Babyhole (tonight @ 9pm).
This one is just for you, Mellisa, sweet Gynocult Leader.

Babyhole, is a not-for-poets open mike comedy night. There is usually a musical guest, and she also books comdians whom range from stand up to sketch.

As a special incentive to the ladies, Mellisa is throwing in a secret prize (most likely a pregnancy kit from the 99 cent store) for the first female open mike performer. (see message below)

BabyHole has been running since September and no woman has ever signed up for the open mic. Just guys who don't seem to get laid.So the first lady to sign up for BabyHole Open Mic (for stand up, sketch and musical comedy) will win a prize. I don't know what yet, but it will probably include a bottle of champagne that I'll be forced to drink by myself if no woman signs up by 9:30 pm.

Don't worry about Mellisa drinking alone though, word on the street is that she has a bun in the oven.

@ Toyeaters
143 Columbus Ave
$5 donation BYO OK

Monday, February 11, 2008

making great music together (updated 02-16-08)

OK. you got 36 hours to buy the diamond pendant, a dozen roses, and a pregnancy kit. Good luck lovers. But, if you really want to pick up something already used before , Come out to a thread Swap on 169 Christopher Columbus atJersey at Jayne (l7) and Christina's. Although mostly ladies may be parusing the contents, guys can can still get your swap on by bringing beers and playing Mr. Mirror. Things start at 8:16, and any left over clothes will be donated to teh Salvation Army via Iroc-z. On Saturday, JC Bridge and Pummel Captain, Layla Smackdown, is hosting a Portland, Or-all-gone sale in the heights . It's an all must go sale-a-bration.

Unfortunatley (for us) , also finding a new home in Portland is Jersey City's Best Tea Shop Ever. Janam. Mark your calander's for Super Send-off on Sunday February 24th. The Tea will always be available on-line, just the walk will be longer. Earlier on that Sunday, The JC Museum is hosting Threads : A Wearable Art Fashion Show.

Well that's the pretty parts for now. The Gritty Part is WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice, The Bamboo Kids, and Fallen Angel (Billy Filo) play at Maxwell's tonight. Later on, get Jilted by Ralph (Mr. Camel Town) real anti valentine's day dj stint at Maxwell's. Street Justice is behind the taps.

Of course, the un-real anti- valentine's day is still on the 14th. Work is almost done on the bacteria free kissing boothe. We now have the 3 barstools needed for the Dating Game. Bring your best break-up letter for whiskey shots and a picture of your ex for the dart board.
. A Karaoke Dance party of Mozz and The Smiths by DJ's The Cat Juggler and Snack Attack. We'll also have a group of love songs to grapple with.

If pouting over lost love isn't your thing for Valentine's Day. You can check out Chico Mann at Crash Mansion on Valentine's Day instead. Or Rebecca Valejo at the Bowery Poetry Club. Chico Mann also plays Saturday Night in Brooklyn. Lismore plays on Friday Night @ HUGS

Flaming Fire has just released a new CD titled Kentuky Shroud. Armed with a new line-up the band puts practice to the test on Friday Night at Union Pool in Brooklyn. And on Saturday American Watercolor Movement and the Dragons of Zynth help celebrate the new CD at Maxwell's. Headliners, The Dragons of Zynth are a fierce Psych Rock Band. Come early the line-up is all good.

Inside the city line, Punk Rockers Guilt Trip play the Iron Monkey with the Meltdowns playing at the Lamp Post. On Sunday Night Mikey V-M (American Watercolor Movement and Sophelia) plays an acoustic set at Janam. The Black Hollies are throwing out a New CD at Maxwells with The Coffin Daggers and The Insomniacs in support. Show starts Sharp at 8:30.

If you have clothes cluttering your closet and taking over your room its time to sort and swap...Haul all your unwanteds to Christina's apartment (my totally awesome "across the hall" neighbor) on Wednesday February 13th.Bring anything and everything:-Clothes-Dresses-Coats-Shoes-Purses-Belts-Etc.Anything left over will be donated to the salvation army...We encourage you to bring friends & booze.Dudes are welcome too but we aren't sure how much guy stuff there will be so get in touch with us.Afterwards we'll all go out for drinks... Anti-Valentines party @ Lamp Post with Steph behind the bar helping us forget why we're there. Oh and the infamous Cigarette Ralph is DJing too!!!DATE: February 13th (Wednesday)TIME: 8:15pmLOCATION: 169 Christopher Columbus Drive Apt. 4L Jersey City, NJ(Corner of Columbus Dr. and Jersey Ave.)

Back from a very successful series of performances in Europe and, after an always inspiring fist week of flamenco festival in NYC (, it's time to get a little "flamencoish" myself Symphonics Live presentsDIA FLAMENCOFeaturingIsabel del Dia - Dance & PalmasTalia Gonzalez - Dance & PalmasJed Miley - GuitarRebeca Vallejo - Voice & PalmasThursday February 14th, door open at 7pm@ The Bowery Poetry Club(Bowery btwn Bleecker & Houston)$8 cover chargeA performance full of music with fire and passion: not a bad way to spend your Valentine's dayLots of loveRebeca Vallejo

Feb 15 2008
11:00P Lismore
Williamsburg, New York

Howdy! Flaming Fire is playing in Brooklyn on Friday and Hoboken on Saturday! We're going to have TWO crazed and revelrous CD release parties for "Kentucky Shroud," the album that we're releasing with WFMU's help--they're our first shows around home since last summer! Hope you can make it, the other bands are really amazing: Dragons of Zynth, Beat Circus, American Watercolor Movement, Jared Whitham, Unicornicopia, Nat Benjamin from the Flesh. We have three new members, musicians we've been fans of forever--Polly Watson from Crimson Sweet, Chris Talsnes from Tra La La, and Stirling Krusing of Marianne Nowottny. FF fzar Zach Layton will be doing futuristic, crazy kinetic projections. We're gonna drink a lot and party down with you guys, and it's gonna be a blast. Also, the Maxwell's show is one of the few 18 and up shows we've done in a while, which will be nice. See you this weekend! Love,Patrick P.S. If you want to order our album, you can. Try it on iTunes or get one of those old fashioned CDs at BROOKLYN SHOW ON FRIDAYFeb. 15, 8 PMFlaming Fire (we're headlining, probably going on at 10:30)Beat CircusUnicornicopiawith MC Jared Whithamprojections by Zach Layton$8 HOBOKEN SHOW ON SATURDAYFeb. 16, 9 PMDragons of ZynthAmerican Watercolor MovementFlaming Fire (we're second, probably going on at 10)Nat Benjamin (The Flesh)with MC Jared Whitham$8 Info About Bands Below: FRIDAY:BEAT CIRCUS"Beat Circus has created a singular intriguing sonic identity by filtering certain bizarre old-time American and European pre-jazz styles through a progressive contemporary fearlessness" -- Weekly Planet..."They could be the house band from the dark carnival in Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes." -- Creative Loafing UNICORNICOPIA"Natalie Weiss has been creating music as Unicornicopia since 2001. This experimental pop project has manifested itself as everything from a full length musical, complete with 14 singing dancing puppeteers, to one-woman electronic sound sculpture. Natalie wants very much to use all sorts of noises and beats and colors to turn people on to Jesus and emotion!" MC JARED WHITHAMRecent Florida transplant to Jersey City Jared Whitham has performed with rock bands far and wide. He makes us jump up and down and clap like 4-year-olds! His performances in the past have included teleportation, songs about extra-dimensional theme restaurants and puppetry. He is currently finishing up the first season of "The Jared Whitham Show," featuring acts like Carla Rhodes, Dame Darcy, Marianna Nowottony, and Flaming Fire. The series is produced by Nick Zedd and Stephen Connolly of Pothole Skinny. Whitham has also filmed over 5,000 hours of Florida garage sales. ZACH LAYTONLayton is a genius from the future who creates really cool-looking projections through technological means so advanced, you will never understand how he does it. Layton explains: "My intention is to use sound as a form finding technique which will be represented in 2 dimensional space in the form of video projections as well as a series of large format prints, in 3 dimensional virtual space, and ultimately in 3 dimensional physical space. Through the use of CNC milling and printing machines, this technique has made it possible to execute and physicalize these advanced geometries. The topology of the air which is imprinted by the index of sound will be represented and left as a physical trace in the surface topology of the chosen materials, (which will show a heavy emphasis towards reflective materials). Kinetic 2 dimensional forms created through the process will be projected against the physical assemblage, creating a hybrid form of sculpture, cinema and sound." SATURDAY:DRAGONS OF ZYNTH"I've been asked a bunch of times, by various friends and loved ones who hear me do nothing but hype these guys, what exactly Dragons of Zynth's sounds like. The task is hopeless: "Coronation Thieves" is just one of those albums that lives inside its own twisted metaverse, where free jazz and neo-soul collide with late-'60s psychedelia and punk to form what in the end is an utterly unique experience. " - Karl Birmelin, Prefix Magazine AMERICAN WATERCOLOR MOVEMENT" : The Mustachio Suite
NAT BENJAMIN (OF THE FLESH)The Flesh: "Orgasm-inducing" (VICE)...."Their unique mix of post-punk techniques, gothic aesthetics, new romantic flavours, and pretty much any other style of music they've ever gobbled up in their collective subconscious, is their ace in the hole...a thoroughly enticing lot." (ALTERNATIVE ULSTER UK)..."The Flesh has produced a distinct sound, both beautifully soulful, funky, and a bit creepy." (CNN) " FLAMING FIRE“ This is what could have been for the Manson 'Family' in Brooklyn. Discord reigns on Flaming Fire’s "Kentucky Shroud," a jarring cacophony of sounds manufactured by leader Patrick Hambrecht and his apostles (among them, his wife, Kate). There’s a lot of growling and groaning and angry spitting throughout the album, but somehow the Manson family-manqué manage to charm through their admittedly frightening veneer. ” - Nick Haramis, Black Book "If anything, Flaming Fire, a New York apocalyptic-cabaret supergroup, is the exact opposite of Polyphonic Spree: a red-clad horde sent to banish any mellow vibes such a namby-pamby group might have left behind from its show the previous evening. (Ahem!) They're the Jonestown answer to the Danielson Famile, the Mansonic answer to The Winans -- and the retort to any other uplifting, clap-your-hands gospel outfit you can name." - Manny Theiner, Pittsburgh City Paper "We're happy to announce that WFMU-stalwarts Flaming Fire have released a recording of a live set from the first show in the Free Music Series under a Creative Commons license! This is a grand experiment in independent, direct licensing. Together we're going to help prove that free licensing can help a band spread the word on the web. They're also wading in Radiohead waters by releasing these tracks on a new CD along with 5 other studio recordings, and they'll be selling them on the tour that they just kicked off this week. The album's called "Kentucky Shroud", and you can buy it on their website. (I've got a physical copy right here in my lap and my head wrapped in sound as I write - the album's incredibly good.)" - Marcus Estes, WFMU

Big weekend coming up! Get out and get on it!!!SaturdayFebruary, 16 2008 at Iron Monkey THE BLOOD REDS ( TRIP! ( Greene Street. Corner of York., Jersey City, New Jersey 07302FREEEEEEEE

THE ANTI-VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY.w/ DJ CIGARETTE RALPH- Our very own Camel cigarette dude. Ralph used to deejay a Jersey strip club. You could even be finding your own Valentine with those kind of jams. Does someone have a mic?*FEB 20th 2008- DR. LORENZ (WFMU)*WED FEB 27TH- ANDREA WK ( ) (****WED MARCH 5th-WFMU SUPER VOLUNTEER THERESE MAHLER & VICKY RIMMERMAN***

Won't you come and break a sweat with us? Come dance with Chico Mann!2/14 ThursdayCrash Mansion199 Bowery (at Spring St)NY, NY10pm$5with The Mariella Show and DJ Nickodemus2/16 Saturday Lucky Cat245 Grand (btwn Driggs & Roebling)WilliamsburgBrooklyn, NY10pm$5 and also...2/27 Wednesday Black Betty 366 Havemeyer (at Metropolitan) Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY11pmFree

REDSAW GALLERY presents: An exhibit at the Arts Guild of Rahway in Rahway, New JerseyRedsaw in RAHWAYwith works by:Daniel Brophy Erika Diamond, Matthew Gosser, Ryan Higgins, Corey Jefferson, Kevin Merkel,William Oliwa Alexandra Pacula,Katalin Vilim,Joe Waks,Polina Zaitseva, ,Curated by: Lowell Craig, Asha ,,anpat,,Seth Goodwin, DC Smith,February 17 - March 14, 2008Reception: ,Sunday February 17, 1 - 4 PM,,Arts Guild of Rahway 1670 Irving Street Rahway, NJ 07065 732-381-7511 For more info - Redsaw's current exhibit: FAKES 27 Mix. REDSAW585 Broad StreetNewark, NJ 07102redsawart@gmail.com

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Bowling For Dollars : A Preservationist History

OK, I think I've drummed this up enough, but we are having a Bowling Party Fundraiser for the St. Matthew's Food Pantry on Sunday. In addition to some live pin setters, there will also be live music by Any Day Parade, The Poconos, and DJ Cat Juggler. The Bowling takes place at Barrow Mansion, (83 Wayne Street btwn Jersey and Barrow) where in the 1890'ss two bowling lanes were built. Come and bowl for a great cause. $10 and also feel free to bring some canned goods and or non perishables for the Food Pantry.

Let me rewind though... and get back to History per se...

First, Tonight I am back DJ'ing at the Lamp Post. Yep, it's been many a month since I have had a night to myself. I'll be dressed in RED for the Chinese New Year. The rest of you rats come as you are since it is your year :). My Roomate DJ Bill McCamie is at Bar Majestic. Tonight is also the ART HOUSE at Art House Production. This spoken word event is hosted by St. Patrick. Finally, The always impeccable dressed Lismore is playing at Rebel as part of Fashion Week. The event is Free with RSVP and has a one-hour open bar.

58 hosts our first opening of the season this Friday with White Washed : A Look at American Revisionist History. Orlando Reyes, Ian Kaulii, and Josef Cooper all explore some untold truths through mixed media pieces. Dr. Shakes and D2 will have audio-visceral display as well. The Opening starts at 7 pm. Also that evening, is Raggae Night featuring Rolando Ramos and Dreadeye (Reggae Sound and a Guitar Battle at the Sound Lounge (Jordan's on Newark) hosted by Dwana at 7 pm.

On Saturday, the Grass Roots Art Facility host and art opening for Gordon Fraser. You can check out a preview on Underdevelopment TV, a new site recent launched by Colin Comstock, who has filmed many an event here in JC. The art opening on Saturday, starts at 7 pm. runs until 10 pm. The Funeral Crashers play a Galapago's in Williamsburg at 11 pm. Before hand the Garden State Roller Girls are hosting a orientation of sorts for their new recruits. Hazing I mean crazying will take place Hell's Kitchen Lounge in Newark, NJ (map it!) at 8pm.

On Sunday, _gaia studio in Hoboken is having a Clothes swap-o-rama fund raiser at the place for their Threads Exhibition at the Jersey City Art Museum on February 24th. After you get a nice outfit, please come by for bowling fundraiser at Barrow Mansion. Then after bowling join Chuck D and Brett as anti-monday Sunday's returns to Jersey City via the Lamp Post. Monday, The Bryan Benninghove Trio Returns to the Lamp Post for Jazz Night. On Tuesday, Greg D's Lunar Ensemble plays at the Saint in Asbury Park. The week continues with a host of Jersey City Bands playing at Maxwell's . ( WJ and The Sweet Sacrifice, Billy Filo, The Bamboo Kids, The Balck Hollies, The Insomniacs, The Gay Blades) Check the link for the schedule. American Watercolor Movement and Flaming Fire play with the Dragons of Zynth (Cleveland, OH) on Saturday February 16th.

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This is our 1st email of the year.. hot!
Reason is that we're playing New York Couture's huge Fashion Week bash/runway show at Rebel on Thurs night...Rumour has it that Penelope will be dressing up in
New York Couture for this! ;)Rumour also has it that MTV is filming, but don't tell anyone WE told you. (True Life: I'm Going to Fashion Week, holler!)THE INFO:New York Couture official fashion week party - Free.Thursday, February 7 at Rebel - 251 W. 30th Street - NYCDJ's: Dimitry & Prince TerranceLive performances: Lismore / Bunny Rabbit / Leif /Rye Rye / Miss Eighty6 / Kayvon ZandDoors open at 9pm, fashion show starts at 11pm, Open bar 10-11pmFREE Gift Bags to the first 100 guestsHosted by: Mama Contessa / Jason Hates / La Di Da Di / FloWe're playing sometime between 10:30pm and 12:30 AM. keep an eye on our page for the exact time. More info is here: sloshed at the open bar, watch dangerously cute models walk down the runway, and join the Lismore sing-alongs.. or just hang out in the corner w/ your camera... we don't mind!in other news.. we're doing a west coast tour in early April and a UK tour in June.we'll also be releasing a CD in Japan in April. and another different CD in the US soon after... we'll let u know more details soon.xoxox + love.Penelope + StephenLixxmore

Tonight 2-08-08
Live Music
Reggae Night

& Supa Funky Electric Guitarist compete for title & $$$
Jay Gomez--Jared--Joe--???
Audience Interactive
Jam Session

Roland Ramos' Band
Dreadeye (Reggae Sound )

Bring the your rhythm
Sound Lounge

Jordan's Lounge
247 Newark Ave
Jersey City
Between Coles and Monmouth
7:30p - 10p
$10 cover ( $7 with a copy of this flyer )

introversions: an exhibition of paintings by Gordon Fraseropening reception: Saturday, February 9th, 7-10pmat the Grassroots Arts Facility, 3rd Floor corner of Columbus and Barrow, Downtown Jersey runs until March 21Gallery Hours: 3-8pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturdaycheck out the promo video here

Hey roller derby fans!
Thanks to everyone who tried out for GSR!We'd like to congratulate the girls who passed the skills test and invite all skaters, refs, fans, supporters, family and friends to join us for our 2008 season kick-off party!The party will take place this Saturday, February 9th, at 8pm at the Hell's Kitchen Lounge in Newark, NJ (map it!). At the party, skaters who passed the skills test will find out their team assignments for the 2008 season and the All-Star team roster will be announced. Drink specials include half-price draft beers, $4 shots, and a martini special.
See you on the rink,The Garden State Rollergirls

Jezebel Music Presents: Consignment Funeral Crashers live @ Galapagos70 n.6th street, WilliamsburgSaturday- 2.9 11:00 pm21+ / free admissiom with: The Vandelles, Organized Sports

Swap-O-Rama Rama comes to _gaia studio
Bring your ill-fitting, tired and dated duds to be transformed at _gaia studio’s Swap-O-Rama Rama!
What is it?
It’s your standard clothing swap…but with benefits such as Do-It-Yourself stations of stenciling, hand-sewing, knitting, deconstruction, etc to change a piece of clothing into something "new" again. You’ll have access to sewing machines, materials, supplies and help from your fellow fashionistas.
What to bring?
A bag of clothes that you love or loved and want to change somehow.
A bag of clothes that you don’t wear anymore to add to the "pot" of clothing to be altered.
$10 entrance fee
Details for Swap-O-Rama Rama:
Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 6pm
_gaia studio
66 Willow Avenue - 3rd floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030
This event is a fundraiser for the upcoming Threads wearable art show at the Jersey City Museum.
Sunday, February 24th at 1pm
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This event is part of the SORR network founded in 2005 by Wendy Tremayne.
SORR is a creative commons.

Tuesday, February 12th
The Saint
601 Main St
Asbury Park, NJ
admission: $8
8:30 Mike Black
9:15 Lunar Ensemble
10:15 Colie Brice
11:00 Inside of Outside
Lunar Ensemble is a long-standing group creating textural songs, stretching the canvas for the spoken words of John "Lunar" Richey. We are all old friends and musical comrades. I have been playing in the group for some months now and am amazed at the growing beauty of this music. Different than your usual Greg D kind of thing...i do encourage you to check it out!!
Lunar - words
Tom DiEllo - bass
Slugger - guitar, mandolin
Chris McKenna - drums
Greg D - guitar, QChord