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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