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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 : Closing it's Days For Good Tomorrow

yep, it's true friends, because of the financial crisis, 2008 will be closing it's days for good tomorrow at midnight. But don't worry, a new and improved year will immediately open and start serving daily news, drama, diner specials, and even the unique "day to day" that made 2008 and it's predecessors infamous. For those of you looking to keep things the same, famous days like Monday and Wednesday along with those three days that make up "the weekend" will be back!

In order to help with the adjustment, many drinking establishments will be open tomorrow to welcome in what has been tentatively named "the best year ever", for categorizing and government agencies, this new year will also be referred to as 2009. It's highly recommended that you practice speaking and writing these numbers down immediately. Luckys 7's and the White Star Bar are offering open bars come early, but pace yourself becuase most bars are allowed to stay open until 4am. Steff and Claudia are behind the bar at the Lamp Post with DJ's serving up super sounds, Leonard Smalls spins at Luckys.

At 58, we will have Any Day Parade playing at midnight, Melissa Surach hosts and performs a "Year in Review" comedy special. Unfortunately, Our Burlesque show cancelled, but DJ Neil Eggs McCoy has promised an to spice it up, I am not sayin he mentioned an all male revue, but he did ask to borrow some olive oil and my speedos. Auttie McNaughty and I spin, along with DJ Couple, Soul and mEgan, with Late Night Party King Lex Leonard spinning at 4am. Illuminationist, Norm Francouer, will be landing space ships from 2058.

The Iron Monkey is debuting their new sound room, Automata Chino, with Santos Party House finalist, 7 morninds. LITM has a recession proof no cover affair as well.

There's of course many things to do on New Years, but most importantly, be safe and be with friends.

Happy New Year.
Love Dancing Tony

Friday, December 26, 2008

the forgotten week.

Auttie McNaughty and I are for an injured Caligula tonight at the Lamp Post. This weekend could be overshadowed by the Holiday Bookends, but with a mostly work free week, something good is bound to happen every night. Tonight, we'll be dance testing material for the always hyped New Years Eve. We are playing it safe for the future, with our 2058 celebration, all of us will have to wait 49 years to see if the party ever lives up the night. Hosted by Melissa Surach, with her Year In Revue, a Burlesque Show, and the newly found selves the "Any Day Parade" Party Band. DJ's mEgan, Soul, Houston McCoy, Brian Jones, and Lex have slots, hunker down and get down. You can start a Resolution on New Years Day.

If you come by to the LampPost bring a misgift to trade. Afterwards, there is a second chance for a late night tonight, just make sure you can sing you way in and you are out past 3am.

on Saturday Night, Bryan Benninghove plays Italtian at Casa Dante up near Journal Square. The show is free and is best served with the Clams Casino. He's also got a spot at the Old Copa on New Year's, I'll let him tell you the rest.

Happy Holidays! Hope yall are rockin the egg nog reckless abandon! Gotta couple of hits this week that will be just as fun for you as they are for me.

Saturday Dec 27Casa Dante 7-11pm
w/ Eric Johnson (gtr), Aki Yamamoto (bass), Noel Sagerman (dr).
737 Newark Ave. Jersey City. no cover.

New Years Eve!!Rouge Tomate 6:30-12:30am
This is the old Copacabana. Beautiful spot with beautiful people (at least in the band).
Lezlie Harrison - vocalsDave Bailis - guitarKellen Harrison - bassPat Van Dyke - drums
10 E. 60th St NY, NY(646) 237-8977

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

twas the night before this mas

and all through this town
there are two djs spinning
at one place in town.

so come spread some joy
with someone you love
put on your hat
and put on your gloves

check out jahna rain
she plays with the the demands
and jason slack
will be on her right hand man

street justice and claudia
will make you fell alright
a merry chritsmas for all
at the Lamp Post tonight

that's all I know.

Lucky Seven will be open on Christmas.
143 on Friday Night

have a merry christmas
dancing tony

Saturday, December 20, 2008

ho ho hum or tonight i celebrate my love for jews

hope you are having a snow blowing day.

if you haven't gone shopping yet, check out your local businesses for a mall alternative.
You can pick up great vintage stuff at the new Boomerangs on Brunswick, Another Man's Treasure, World of Style Vintage on Erie, or Hala's Vintage on 5th Street. Santa Likes Second Hand. If you don't want to do the selecting how about a gift certificate from Jersey City Tattoo, or a haircut at Balance. If you really want to go local, Josh tells me that smaller sizes of i love jc shirts will be in on Monday and the urban cool shop Daily Dose by me has good stuff for the kids.

You can get a more complete listing of local shops from NEW magazine

Heading to my mom's to help decorate the tree. Happy Holidays . Happy Hannukah. Happy Kwanza. Merry Christmas.

Again tonight we have the closing party for GIGANTIC at 58. some real great small works for a small budget. LITM, and Balance and 32 Jones Gallery all have small stuff for sale.

Twilight Procession plays and early show at Matchless tonight. The Radical Fairies have solstice Party at Grace Church. Lucky Sevens has the Santa Lap to sit on, the Lamp Post has Any Day Parade.

ho oh ho,
Kris Kringle

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Calenders Calling

Again, let me thank everyone who came out to the Cowboys and Indian Party, I just uploaded some pre-inebriation shots on my flickr page , My Pictures from the Cowboys and Indians Party , also Street Justice has some here. If you want some costumed craziness this weekend, get you Clause Gear and check out this year's Santacon in New York City. It combines the merriment of the Holidays with the reckless depression of alcohol. You could finish the night off at the Rubulad Holiday Revue Party. 338 Flushing Ave., bet. Classon & Taaffee

Tuesday's Merriment Brigade comes compliment's of Melissa Surach's Babyhole Calander Release Party at the Lamp Post. With veteran performers such as Jessica Delfino, and Ben Lerman, will be joined by the some Jerky or Sketchy Group. After a strong dose of self pity and ukuleles, No Pasaran will rock the review. But the real deal here will be Melissa's 2009 Calender, for a mere $12 you may wonder why you bought that iPhone. Beforehand, could stop by for City Hall for Suchita Rain's Infinity (Note: the opening only lasts from 6 to 8pm).

Wednesday's weekly Hump Day Party at the Lamp Post has WFMU's, Chad Alexander kicking a Soul Party. Don't worry about making too much noise because Jahna's The Deamands will be in Brooklyn at Public Assembly for their own gig. Wednesday also mark return of the masked man Lucha DJ at Lucky Seven's. Thursday Street Justice heads to DC's Tavern in Hoboken for her own gig, regulars DJ Al Fonz and Newly 33ied Leonard Smalls play within our two blocks of nightlife happiness.

This weekend and including Thursday, JC Native Amy Golden performs in The Scandal ! at the Red Room in New York City. The Scandal! is about a asmall-town gal, Pink, has devised the perfect, poetic suicide plan. Her journey is complicated by a distant mother, a judgmental entourage, the ghost of her father and a mysterious new comer. In a world so small, everyone is hungry for a scandal. The Play is also directed by Jersey City resident, Courtney Sale.

This Holiday Season also reprises, JCity Theater Groups, A Tuna Christmas, which is being performed at at St Michael's Church on 8th Street. The show began it's run last week and concludes on December 20th. On Friday and Saturday, the Shua Performance Group presents their new piece "Whole Thing" at the Monroe Center in Hoboken. It's a "A sense bending performance of sound, light and movement, guitars, cymbals, soprano saxophones, running in the dark and broken glass" . You can read more at

The holidays would not be complete without 58's own small works show. Dutch is putting together a group of tiny treasures and small pleasures. The show is scheduled to open on Friday 12th and will wind up on what appears to now be Jersey City's Unofficial Holiday Party Night December 20th. The 1 and 9's and The Whoods will play early at 58, and later you can sit on Santa's Lap at Lucky's or Dance with Elves at the Lamp Post with Any Day Parade.

As for this Saturday, Lloyd Unlimited, Clueless and Kate play at the Lamp Post, and Lex has got a dancelious Party for the Night Night. Good Night for now.

Well let me crank up my f=cking time machine here and actually dial back to last week.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Attention (art) Hoppers

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Pagan Thanksgiving and the Cowboys and Indians Party last week. I was just getting reacquainted with the Internet, when I got hit with a some facebook timebomb. My account is still frozen, and my computer has been running slow, but this I blame more on whoever is stealing Internet from me and my 5 year old cable modem, than that crappy facebook thing. But, life goes on, and I'll deal with later.

The Winter version of JC Fridays is this Friday. The Full Listing is here -- . With three weeks until "that day", you can really support the local economy by purchasing some crafty gifts from local artists and shops. Don't worry, the government has a bailout plan for Toys R Us. and maybe Barbie and Ken have too many cars and houses. Let me bailout myself and get back to Friday. Highlights ? A Pagan Wonderland at Balance Hair/World of Style, Different Dolls at Fish With Braids, Roland Ramos bid Farewell to JC at Simple, the Second Annual Small Works show at LITM, Babyhole at the Lamp Post. Yes it's all Happening this Friday. There's even more, and that what's scares me. Let me shake some more out of my brain. At Es Oro Gallery, there's a tri-parte group show. Yes all Friday, like I said check the listing. Hye and check out Boomerang, a newly opened consignment vintage shop across the street from Es Oro on Brunswick Street. They will be open on JC Fridays.

If you prefer to do your shopping on Saturday, check out the PADNA artesan holiday market at art 919 Gallery at 150 Bay Street from Noon til 5 pm. John Fesken's Ehullek Tradegies comes down this weekend, so if you bought something from the show, come by to pick up your artwork, if you haven't bought something, come by from Noon to Five, or from 7 to 10 for the final viewing. It's a cash and carry night.

On the entertainment side.

Tonight, the Art House. Jersey City's longest running open mic night is on Thursday.

On Friday Night, Jersey City trips out to Hoboken as Third Party, Kilsy, and Wild Honey play Maxwell's on Friday Night. Meanwhile, Jupiter One and Thing-One play at the Mercury Lounge. On Saturday, Any Day Parade opens up the night at Maxwells playing with Blesstenation, Sex Pod, and the Fave. Whilst, Jersey City visits Hoboken. The Interior Project comes from Detriot to visit the Lamp Post on Saturday Night. As opposed to saving themselves and getting out of town, The Interior Project will DJ the rest of the night at the Lamp Post.

The Digital all-star DJ's will celebrate, Leonard Smalls Birthday on Saturday Night at Lucky Sevens. Tables will be moved so you wont have to dance around those guys playing Mortal Kombat. For even more dance nation, stop by 143 Columbus to finish off the night/morning.

That leaves Sunday for house work.

Save Tuesday Night, for an Melissa Surach's Babyhole. She's debuting her 2009 calender. She has an all star cast on hand. MELISSA SURACH 2009 CALENDAR RELEASE PARTY at BabyHole! Tuesday, December 9th, 8:30 pm, Free
My new calendar is ready for your beautiful eyes! This terrific show features Jessica Delfino, Ben Lerman and sketch comedy from Jerk Practice. Rock and Roll music by No Pasaran! Canned food drive for Let's Celebrate, a pantry in Jersey City. About 6 open mic slots. And of course, my new calendar, which you can buy for the low price of $12. Buy two for $20! If you don't buy them directly from me, you have to buy them from Imagine Atrium for $15. Yikes!

more later ? how many times have I types that.