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Thursday, December 31, 2009

the blog-cade is over

The eerie silence of 10 peaceful days was shatterred on the eve of the new decade with this simple communique.

Let's Party

lame.

But who cares it snowed and I am not in the mood to edit. (by the way this new version of Blogger doesn't have spell check either ?)

Bunch of parties going on tonight. Any place with TV and a bar will be open offering special NYE drinking packages, champagne toasts, and noisemakers. Use your wallet wisely, As usual, I'll just keep to things within the barmuda triangle. Stay close to home,  and your friends it what really counts tonight.

58 - Decade Dance Party with Thomas Francis Takers His Chances (11pm) and One West (Featuring b. Murph - 12:30 am) DJ's Street Justice, DJ Soul, Scott Free, and Dancing Tony. Doors 10 pm. $10 before 2am, $5 after.

Luckys - Special Ladies Night 1/2 price for the ladies - Leonard Smalls on the decks.
Lamppost - Funk and Soulful New Year with Jahna Rain spinning -
Port-o Lounge - Dj Bill McCamie Spinning
White Star - New Years Eve Party _ Dj Matt "the play-list" Kopec brings it home

Risk Takers and people who think outside of the triangle.
http://www.nonsensenyc.com/

Plus Eternal Christmas is an all weekend party.

Don't let your grandparents have all the fun on New Years Day.

Kilsy Plays at Maxwells.

As for January 2, 2010.

Welcome to the Paladrome Party at Luckys DJ Dancing Tony and Leonard Smalls
the Bad Parts at Lamp Post

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Weekend Edition : Holiday Additions

With all of the holiday hustling, I really haven't had a chance to mention an excellent holiday concept conspired by Flaming Fire frontman, Patrick Hambrect and other talented artists. It's a month long exhibit entitled Eternal Christmas, like all things that Patrick does,  this event is an eccentric combination of art, music, and mayhem (which is humbug spelled backwards).   This weekend,  and into the new decade, there will be live performances, dance parties, holiday readings, a pot-luck christmas party, and even live WFMU broadcast and sandwich making contest this Monday ! Does anyone know how to make an avant garde on rye ? http://www.eternalchristmas.org/.

If you prefer tuna on pumpernickel, J City Theater presents the reindeer-shun of a Tuna Christmas. Taking it's name and setting from the Texaes town of Tuna, this comedy gives more than a good dusting to a town squarely south of the North Pole. The show runs tonight and through this weekend at The Underground Theater at St. Michael’s Church (252 9th St.). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here

Finally, equal parts Christmas and Halloween, Tim Burton's, The Nightmare before Christmas plays tonight (R) at the Warehouse, for their final Movies on the Wall of 2009.  Although both holidays are favorites for children, the movie is not meant for a strolled based clieintelle. The movie is free and starts at 7:30pm. 

With one week to go until x-day, you can follow the hords to the malls and big stores, or follow big shoppers like Scarlett Johansen, to Another Man's Treasure. The lovely Starlette and Liev Schreiber adorn the upcoming Time Out : Holiday Shopping Guide. You can keep your shopping local , by gifting from the only town that sells I love JC shirts (available at Nine Lives Skate Shop). Make your grandma's outfit complete with a modern day sweater (aka a hoodie)  from Jersey City Tattoo . If Made in Jersey City name is what want, check out this Friday's Creative Grove market of local artists and vendors.

(blog readers - my earlier post is below)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Reassess

It's Holiday Overdrive week. Toy Drives, Food Drives, Holiday Parties, maybe it is no wonder that so much eating and drinking takes place during December ? I don't know, and I am not going to wax poetic about it either cause I have got Holiday Parties, Toy Drives, and Food Drives to get ready for.

As you are figuring out how to regift those scented candles from your Secret Santa, I'll be shoveling off the snow from my holiday record collection for this week's sleighful of parties in the Bar-muda Triangle (The inescapable area within the boundries of the White Star, Lucky Seven's and the Lamp Post).  Personally, I'll be hosting Thurdsay Night's Bro's Before Ho's at the Lamp Post. Just in time for Christmas, we will be rebranding this nights edition as Bro's before Ho Ho Ho's. Expect a couple of mikes for some Karaoke Karoling, and really, we will roast some nuts.  On Friday, you can enjoy a White Christmas at the White Star. The Big Man, aka Santa, aka one of the massive dudes who plays for White Star Softball Team will be there, with presents and shots. I'll be decking the halls with music. On Saturday Night, DJ Kris Kringle and special guests spin for Lucky Sevens' Holiday Party. Don't worry kids, Santa likes to binge drink and will also be on hand to give out presents and offer some of that coveted laptime that kids under 12 get at the Mall.  Saturday Night is also the last night of DJ Leonard Smalls and Luycky 7's donation drive for the York Street Project, so please a baby related item.  On Sunday, I'll at Porto to spin for a Hygene High Jinx party for St. Lucy's Shelter. Please bring one to three toiletry products to be donated to St. Lucy's Homeless Shelter.

NOTE :  If you have children, and/or don't like your Santa to smell like Jameson, hit the Farmers Market at the Grove Street PATH on Thursday from 4 to 6 pm. Saint Nick will be there and sober.

Well that's my schedule,  let's take a look at the rest of the league and don't worry there friends,  there is plenty of missletoe to go around. Tonight's (T) Babyhole at the Lamp Post is guess what ?  yes a holiday themed party. Melissa is really going with shipping in the canned laughter and asked that you bring some canned food for tonight's event.  At Lucky's,  Kagero, who play a Japanese Gypsy Rock,  is actaully debuting there new CD,  Japanese Gypsy Rock, fellow Montclairions, the McMickle Brothers will be on hand play and work the merch booth.  Due to a holiday related, Frosty the Snowman meltdown I had, Rocker Tycoon Zak Clark will spin afterwards. 

On Friday Night, Tris McCall debuts his new EP, Let the Night Fall, at Piano's on Ludlow Street in NYC. Tris will personally stuff your stocking with a FREE copy that evening, or,  you can go pick one up at his apartment. They are free, but Tris is charging $7 to open his front door. On stage,  Tris is sandwiched between Palomar at 10 pm, and the Midnight Show, who play at 8 pm (Hey.  it's only a band name folks get with it)

On Saturday Night, Miss Ohio and Blood,  Guts and Beer play at the Lamp Post. Don't be fooled by other imitations, The Lamp Post is Jersey City's premiere rock venue.

NOTE: Singer Songwriter Night will be on holiday until January.

While the elves ready the reindeers draw Santa's sled through the sky, you can draw yourelf to Paul Vincent Studios life drawing class tonight (T) in Hoboken.  LITM's drawing club meets tonight and every Tuesday. This Thursday, life drawing returns to downtown Jersey City at the newly opened Jersey City Art School, The school, opened by Thomas J Carlson earlier this month, is in the space formerly occupied by Hala Vintage on 5th Street. The art school will offer classes taught by local artists, as well as hosting lectures and exhibitions. Go tom, go !

ON A RELATED NOTE : The closing reception for Dana Gannon's Animalia will be this Sunady from 2 pm to 5 pm. 

Now back to the music;  DJ Lucha, celebrates a full year at Lucky Seven's this Wednesday Night. Some un masked and masked guest DJ's will be in attendance to help celebrate thus turntable event.  Steff " Street Justice" Kautzmann has the mysterious Harry Dyke Newman spinning at the Lamp Post on Wednesday. Word from my room mate is DJ William McCamie is spinning at Porto Lounge this Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday is always Leonard Smalls' Ladies Night at Luckys. DJ Caligula, has Fridays at the Lamp Post and Saturday Night, Paul Medoza holds the line at LITM. Next Tuesday,  Street Justice spins her own holiday party at Motor City in NYC.

NOTE : Saturday Night's Vinyl Solution at the White Star is on Holiday until Jnauary 9th 2010.

Finally, and before both my blog installement and this year ends. 58 has lined up Thomas Francis Takes His Chances, One West (featuring B. Murph) and the reunion of American Watercolor Movement for New Years Eve.  Along with Decade-Dance Party with Street Justice, Dancing Tony and special guests to close out 09 with.

"Attention Shoppers,  please make your your daily selections and head out to enjoy the Holidays with your friends and family, The Rockit Docket will be on vacation until from December 22 to January 3rd"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

time to go balls out

Tonight (R) Street takes over City Hall for our First Annual City Hall Ball. We've got live music by Manoche Bag, Slow Learner and closing out the night will be Thomas Francis Takes His Chances. The Live art created at this years 4th Street Festival will be on display along with live art from the Agitator's Collective. Another Man's Treasure presents a Vintage Winter Wear Fashion Show. Norm is dressing up the place with his light magic, so you please with your wardrobe. It's a Ball. (You can even test market your outfit for January 2010's Snow Ball ) Things start at 5 pm. It's OK to skip dinner, we have a nice spread and some fermented grapes in a bottle.

Balls and Gowns can't split up afterwards. Chuck D (Jersey City Tattoo Company) has Bro's Before Ho's at the Lamp Post while my home girl Leonard Smalls hosts the ladies at the Luckys. Or you can go together to Just add Sound at Grassroots Community Space.

Friday, Bag the Habit hosts a Holiday Show and Sale at DEEN (at 140 Bay Street) Dj Soul George Fernandez spins. It starts at 7 pm. The first 25 peeps get a Bag the Habit Gift Bag. Taking a different holiday note (and sound), Moonlight Mile Recording Studio in Hoboken hosts Andy Meagher (ppm) Mark Prindle, Jim Laakso, & Brenda Prindle (10 pm) (http://www.markprindle.com), Plowing Mud Forever (11 pm) (http://www.plowingmudforever.com), Torrential Downpour (12 am) (http://torrentialdownpour.com), for a party party.

Friday you can also put your funny where you mouth is , for The Stockinette's Monthly Comedy Night. Stockinette's show is a mere $3 and is Hosted by Jason Youner
there are 6 comedians here are some links to the feature funnymen
Matt Maragnohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f7AYkNTdVY
Danny Solomonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F9eFzzED3E
Dan Goodmanhttp://getdangoodman.com/
Tom Sibleyhttp://www.thetomsibley.com/thetomsibley/home.html.

Stay all night in Hoboken and wake up at the door steps of Paul Vincent Studios, for their Itsy Small Work and Craft Sale at noon. Also selling out that day will be _gaia clothing swap at 315 3rd Street its from 2-5pm: $5 donation and 1 bag or more of gently used, pre-loved clothes to swap.

As for me I'll be hanging with 300 to 500 Santa for Santacon on Saturday Ho Ho Bro. I should be back in time for the One and Nines CD Release at Luckys on Saturday ay 8 pm. they play with Rainbow Fresh. If I cant make that I hopefuly will catch my roommate DJ Bill McCamie at the White Star's Vinyl Solution. Or I may at Arthouse for the SHAU Group.

Sorry I missed your event.
The meter on my free time just ran out again

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

All the Small Things (the short edition)

hey thanks to everyone for telling me the day after that you could here the music from the saints and sinners party down the street. lucky for me Jersey City Police were kind enough to inform me of that at 5:10 am. the party was over anyway, and at minimum, it made it a lot easier me ask you all to leave. thanks for coming. save dec 26th for a possible redux. please send me your pictures, I linked some early shots from Ray Schwartz, ifyou wnat to see what the place looked like before we packed. If anyone knows a Wade Carlson, please have him contact me because we think he took the wrong coat.

Tonight (T), I am spinning at LITM's Small Wonders group show at 7 pm. Zak Clark has my Singer Songwriter shift covered at Luckys. Hopefully, I'll get to stop by Babyhole tonight with time to catch some upset triangle stuff, it may not happen considering this short list of artists at LITM:

Sean Lugo, Jason Gluskin, Robert Piersanti, Megan Gulick, Minha KHAN, Danielle Scott, Nena Tahil, Corinne Dodenhoff, Maude Lemaire, Kasia Polkowska, Dominique Doktor, Todd Ryan, Spikytiger, Andrea Morin, Josephine Barriero, Kate Hoos, Joan Palmer, Kayt Hester, Mike Lindwasser, Melissa Marie Johnson, Luca Cusolito, Bonnie Gloris, Meghan McKee, Janet Kolstein, Max Ratchkauskas, Dave Dziemian, Joanne Simmons, Andrew Bovasso, Jade Kuei, Keith McGee, Beth Achenbach, Lau Gallico Klohe, Haas Colby and more!

The fun continues this week, with a JC Fridays ending. On Thursday, we debut, Dana Gannon's sculpture at 58, I am making another batch of hot cider and thinks it may be time to use "that never been used" fondue set I bought six years ago. Afterwards, it's a special edition , Bro's before Ho's afterparty at the Lamp Post. We will reprise Dana's opening for JC Friday's with an Any Day Parade performance at 9 pm.

Just looking a little further.

Get your goods together for Leonard Small Birthday Party on Saturday at Luckys. In lieu of presents he's asking peeps to bring good for the York Street Project. This Juggernaut celebration has Thomas Francis Takes His Chances, Aminal performing with guest DJ's Caligula, Alfonse, and yours truly.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Shop til you Bop

Okay I know you have been up since 4 am shopping for the best holiday deals, here's my circular:

The Creative Grove Art Markets is open at 2 pm for Black Friday, and will be open through-out the holidays the Grove Street PATH. No Parking Necessary. Afterwards, you can get some art deals at Creative Grove Founder and Art Advocate, Uta's Fish with Braids Gallery on Jersey Ave.

I can't believe I waited for the second paragraph on this, but really if you did know we were throwing a Saints and Sinners Party at my apartment on Friday, it's time to get out of your cave, or maybe you should stay there ? Costumes folks, just think Good vs. Evil or Good and Evil or recycle your Halloween costume (most likely evil) I am heading to Buy out Buy Rite after this, so you only need to bring $5. Party starts at 10 pm. with DJ's Street Justice, Appetite, Leonard Smalls, Scott Free, and Dancing Tony floating in the Heaven Dance Floor, DJ's Motor Funker and DJ Bill McCamie spin in Hell. Saints and Sinners runs late so you'll have time to check out the Milwaukees at Maxwells, and or Chico Mann at Brooklyn Bowl before hand.

Saturday, shopping can be swapped at DC Tavern for a record swap (saliva optional). In the evening DJ Soul, debut's a KARMA Dance party at la hacienda (formerly ole) in Newport. ( You know i just figured out teh naming of New - insert pause here- Port ). The Nolan Gate and the State Workers plat at the Lamp Post Saturday Night, and DJ Leonard Smalls teams up with Shipwreck for the Saturday Night Dance Party. Don't for get to bring a donation for the York Street Project. The Vinyl Solution is on Vacation until next Saturday, when Bily Filo of Higgins spins. Auttie McNaughty pours tumes and drinks at O'Connels .

Sunday. Ken Bastard will also be unveiling 5 new works for the "Destruction of the Machine" at LITM. LITM Small Wonders show opens this Tuesday, with hundreds of small priced pieces for the holidays.

hurry now 28 days until christmas

Saturday, November 21, 2009

saturday evening post

got a couple of updates before you head out.

First and Foremost. I got this emergency email from Patrick from Flaming Fire. he had secured a large warehouse space in brooklyn to put on a grand art show and holiday display. yesterday, after several of the artists had come to town to start this project. the company pulled the space from him. the full email is below. but if anyone has any lead on a storefront-warehouse-gallery space they can use ---contact him patrick(at)flamingfire.com.

Sci Fi Movie , Forbidden Plant is playing at the Loew's Theater Tonight. 7:30 pm.

I believe there is a bar crawl for the Liberty Humane Society Today. If you see any real drunk dogs, just follow them. Click there link to donate if you can't make the crawl.

In addition, I am DJ-ing with Leonard Smalls tonight at Luckys, bring in non perishable canned food or baby items such a formula or diapers for his holiday drive benefiting the York Street Project . Donaters get 50% of there first drink. We start at 10 pm. As a reminder, Hello Again Vintage is offering 10% for your entire purchase items brought for their food drive for the York Street Project.

It's not Larry's Birthday but Rocco's Birthday being celebrated at tonight's Subway Surfers show at the Lamp Post. The play with the Jukebox Zero. As always it's Free

DJ Bill is has the Vinyl Solution covered at the White Star tonight. New works by Joe Waks should be up on the walls.

DJ Auttie McNaughty spins at O'Connell's tonight.

DJ George Fernades aka dj soul's Karma party is next Saturday not this Saturday. Tonight his Global Soul Project is spinning at 143 in the wee hours. DJ's Meagan and Daveed also spin.

Sundays Volleyball is on. My ankle isn't ready but Tracey is setting up the net at noon. I'll be home cooking for Monday's Pagan Thanksgiving Dinner.

on Sunday, Paula Orozco and Art House Productions is hosting The Age Of Stupid Sunday at 4pm and at 8 pm . The Age of Stupid is the new cinema documentary from Franny Armstrong, Director of 'McLibel' and the Producer of the Oscar-winning 'One Day in September'. This enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching 'archive' footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?

Jupiter One is back in New York on Tuesday to play the Mercury Lounge.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Saints and Sinners is Friday










from patrick :

Hi,

Flaming Fire has been collaborating with a group of amazing artists who have flown in from all over the country to work on a holiday-themed art installation in a downtown storefront, at the request of a very large, established organization that specializes in bringing "business, culture and artists together" in Brooklyn.
This organization has abruptly informed us that they changed their minds this week, and that the space is gone. I'm currently hosting two artists in my house, a Hollywood film-set designer/architect and a sculptor from Chicago, who expected to begin installing their work on Tuesday.


We are very interested in working with any storefront, arts organization, gallery or loft space that would be interested in hosting a multi-media installation. Our group has already invested thousands of dollars and weeks of collaborative labor into this project, and we can assure you it will be a stunning, beautiful and thought-provoking addition to your space.
If you know of anyone who might be interested, please email me at:
patrick(at)flamingfire.com
Thanks,Patrick

PROPOSAL:

FLAMING FIRE would like to create a holiday installation that explores the mythological and cultural and roots of the holiday season. This would include:* a beautiful window display with original sculptures* an ongoing illustration kiosk, with community members invited to contribute illustrations to the project and upload them to a website online.* an indoor installation that incorporates live projected video, music, dramatic staging, sculpture, artistic lighting, created by cutting-edge NYC professionals.* a winter fitness run through Brooklyn with the Flaming Fire Fitness Band.* local community members would be invited to observe or participate in the creation and performance of this project

MISSION STATEMENT:

Flaming Fire is a Brooklyn-based collective focused on metaphysics in art. Envisioned is a space committed to the active participation of community members in the process of art making. Through a synthesis of performance and ritual, a multi-media environment of sound, sculpture, and theatre provide a basis for an open resource geared towards distinguishing the role of art in our daily lives. Current projects include an illustrated Bible produced by hundreds of participants, and a musical fitness troupe that combines health and music.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

WFMU needs $100,000 or someone is going to need a cane or I am going Balls Out

so it turned out that last sunday's last volleyball game was also my season ender, (catch the Garden State Roller girls this Friday for their season ender) my ankle is on the mends and neither this Mondays, The Pagan Thanksgiving Dinner or next Mondays, Saints and Sinners Party at my apartment will be canceled. The Pagan Thanksgiving is a communal dinner with a 20 year college tradition that will be passed on to future Derelict's, and my Post Thanksgiving - Black Friday Party is on it's 10th year or so. Email me at rockitdocket(at)gmail.com if you have any culinary questions, or want to help in the party manning. Similarly, Made is with Love has been sharing tables for their monthly communal dinner for three months now, check out this story from the Hudson Reporter.

putting dinner on the table isn't the concern of WFMU, but keeping Jersey City's free form radio station running is the focus of their 24-hour marathon today. click here to donate.

Speaking of manning up, check out the links on the side about, getting involved to make Jersey City, more bike friendly. Local bike tour Easy Riders has an on line petition to get the wheels rolling on providing better, roads, routes, rack, and respect for JC Bikers. Unlike the one party rule nations in vacation places like Myanmar and Sudan, Jersey City has a host of citizen run committees to help get Jersey City get it together. On Thursday, Civic JC as well as the Downtown Neighborhood Coalition and the Height Coalition are hosting a "Call to Service" forum to get local residents involved. The one hour forum begins at 7 pm and being run with the assistance of City Clerk Robert Byrne.

The Jersey Call to Service focuses on four opportunities to serve Jersey City, they are: 1) Serving on an appointed local board or commission; 2) Serving as a neighborhood-level party committeeperson; 3) Becoming a citizen legislator by devising a constructive common-interest proposal and presenting it to a relevant government body; and 4) Serving as a "Citizen Journalist" to report from the frontlines what is happening in City Hall.

Along the same lines, later on Thursday, I will be convening a Bro's before Hoes Convention at the Lamppost. While Leonard Smalls may enjoy the scent of an "Ocean Breeze" candle for Lucky Seven's Ladies Night. I'll be catering to those of us who would rather smell musk. Make sure you bring your set of balls for the $2 domestic draft $3 whiskey shots. In order to provide some type of legitMANcy for this event, I'll be operating as DJ ManthonyVito and alternating my Thursdays with a real man, Chuck from JC Tattoo on this gig.

Ladies do rule, and tonight (W), The Demands, Jahna Rain spins for Street Justice's DTJC Night at the Lamp Post. Jahna's former outfit, Mister Badger plays the Parkside lounge on the 23rd while Jahna's Demanding Friends, The Subway Surfer's celebrate Larry's birthday and play the Lamppost this Saturday Night. This Saturday's Vinyl Solution is also double the wax, in addition to with DJ William McCamie spinning, the White Star is also hosting the artist reception for their new art installation by Joe Waks. Check out his stuff.

While this Saturday, DJ George Soul Fernadez, debuts " Karma" at the La Hacienda (formerly ole on washington street). Dj auttie McNaughty will pump up O'Connell's on Saturday, and Justin case you were wondering, I'll be at Luckys with Leonard Smalls.

Down in New Brunswick this evening (W), The Neutron Drivers play the famed Court Tavern, Thomas Francis Takes His Chances, returns to their old home for two shows this weekend. Friday is at the Court Taverna nd Saturday a Basement Party awaits. TFTHC, plays the Leonard Small Birthday Party at Luckys on the 5th and then the 4th Street Ball at City Hall on December 10th. The Ball is a fundraiser that showcases some of the live art created by at the Festival earlier this year and Will be on display throughout December. Another Man Treasure is planning a fashion show for the event and is looking for some models to wear their wares. You can contact Meika at mail(at)anothermanstreasure.com if yu are interested.

That's it for now....let me get spell checker out

Saturday, November 14, 2009

saturday special with inserts

Thanks to everyone who made it our for the Agitator's show last night at 58, especially DJ Motor Funker for spinning, Prison Pretty for playing and Kayt for pouring that delicious cider. Here are Mike Mac's (4th Street Art and Music Festival) pictures.

Tonight, I am manning the Vinyl Solution at the White Star, I've got Larry from Any Day Parade coming in. Lucky for me, his only real experience is 10 plus years working at Jersey City's only record store, Iris Records . There goes playing both sides of "Working Class Dog" . While I get schooled, Auttie McNaughty, has her first solo DJ gig at O'Connells .and DJ "Soul " George Fernandez is at Love Is The Message (LITM). And Leonard Smalls is with Alex from Kiwi the Child at Lucky Seven's. Kiwi the Child and Copasetic play a Special Saturday Set at Luckys tonight. Tonight, is also the start of the DJ Leonard Small/Lucky Seven Food and Coat Drive. every thursday and saturday nite between 11/14/09 - 12/19/09, any donation from the needs list will get you a 1/2 priced draft or well drink (1 per nite). please help us provide a better holiday season this year to those less fortunate!!please bring non-perishable food items, diapers, dvds or cds (for children), gift cards, etc. full a full list, please go to website.

It's a triple Bill at the Lamppost, the end should end in (with) Destitute NJ, Radio Exiles and Wyldlife who plays early and their first show at the Lamp Post.

Grace Church also is hosting their 20th Annual cathedral Arts Festival. The event is Grace Church’s primary fundraiser, and will help support its religious services and community outreach; among other things, the church offers a senior center and breakfast program providing hot meals on weekends to people in need. Gala admission is $40 in advance, $50 at the door, and a percentage of the sale price of each work of art goes to the church.

The Moon Dances at 143 tonight.

When the the sun rises for Sunday, her warmth will give good reason for Volleyball again. 64 degrees of Farrenheight make reason to start at noon tomorrow.

make you calenders its 10 days to Pagan Thanksgiving (Monday Nov 23rd) and 13 Days until Saints and Sinners (Friday Nov 27th).








Thursday, November 12, 2009

let go with the flow

no time to smooth or soothe this -
sorry about the rough edginess

The Moonlighters bring their Hawaiian Guitar Swing style to the Jersey City Museum's New Member Bash tonight (R) from 6 to 10 pm. For $65 a person , or $100 for a couple, you can help support the museum, in return of good, food and drinks will be in good supply, but you know the real benefit is helping this institution.

From November 13th to the 24th , Hello Again Vintage will be hosting a food drive from the York Street Project, customers who bring two items into the store will get at 10 % discount.

The Pagan Thanksgiving Dinner is Monday November 23rd at Church Street Kitchen in Montclair. Besides bringing a side dish, we are raising funds for Human Needs Pantry,.

Tonight (R) Chuck Daly spins at the Lamp Post. I am back to alternating Thursdays,plus Jersey City needs more selection.

The Jersey City Tattoo Shop is offering $13 , number 13 tattoos for this Friday the 13th.

58's opening for the Agitator's Collective Who will Save Beauty is Friday the 13th at 7 pm. I am going t make some warm holiday cider for the reception, while DJ Motor Funker spins, Prison Pretty will play at 9 pm. An after party with drink and sangria special and will ba at Port-o Lounge, DJ William McCamie spins.

Ben Franklin plays Lit Lounge tonight (R), brooklyn on Friday.

David Greek, WXRP DJ (101.9 FM) is guest Hosting Stockinette's Comedy Night this Friday
Some of his favorite up and coming comedians, Luke Younger, Brian Jian, Tirrell Abraham, Amy Carlson, Mike Recine and a few special guests will be there . The show is a mere $3 and you can BYOB! Plus, learn more than you ever cared about knitting. 8 pm

The Land of Look Behind and Devi play at JC Studios this Friday. Due to limited space, this is a private party, by invitation only. Please RSVP with names for the guest list to citrus3(at)comcast.net by Friday at 5pm.

Public School closed their doors (4th and Jersey) , on Saturday they are have a $50 cash and carry on a select sneaker stock this Saturday.

DJ George Soul is moving up and out. He's having a clearance sale at his place later afternoon on Saturday and all day sunday. He lives on 5th street between coles and jersey.

DJ Auttie McNaughty makes her debut at O'connell's on Saturday Night

Radio Exile, Wyldstyle and Destitude NJ play the Lamppost on Saturday Night

Larry from Any Day Parade will be schooling me at the Vinyl Solution this Saturday Night.

Chicco Man plays Public Assembly this Saturday Night in Brooklyn.

I think my roommate, DJ William MCCamie is spinning with Leonard Smalls on Saturday Night, he also has Sunday Night at Luckys

The Weather looks good for Sunday Volleyball NOON !!

the Paul Vincent Gallery has an opening for Matthew Lahm and Williams Coronado on Sunday from 3 to 7 pm.

Anyone looking for work? Forward ur resumes to roland. Schedule a phone interview. Inbound call center 15 an hour, plus comission and benefits. Email him at roland.ramos77(at)gmail.com

Friday, November 6, 2009

all and/or nothing

notables - noticeably posted late .

friday

opening reception for ashley lucas @ made with love bakery . special guests ace case FREE 8 to 10pm
the Dollar Bill Band @ Sushi Tango FREE 9 to 12:30 pm
DJ Dancing Tony at LITM (last minute gig I just got called in for)
Catligula @ Lamp Post
Mint 400 records showcase at Iron Monkey with Any Day Parade and Fairmont ++++
143 @ 1am with spyker&serende


saturday

chiors of titan @ lampostt free 10 pm (two sets)
new gig dj william mccamie at port-o-lounge FREE 10 pm
dj leonard smalls and motor funker @ lucky sevens
dj neil eggs mccoy at teh vinyl solution @ the white star

sunday

the weather is supposed to be fine
NOON - yes noon - Volleyball - lets bbq
mcmickel brothers @ rockwood music hall 5:45 pm (184 Allen St. in New York) ttp://www.rockwoodmusichall.com/
industry night with dj bill at luckys

Monday, November 2, 2009

get out and vote or even algebra needs closure

lower case i wanted to thank everyone who came out to the Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Party at 58. The bands put on a great show that kept on building up with each set. You can catch Credence Clearwater Revivalists, Any Day Parade with Fairmont , Jessie Ian Dunn and other label mates for the Mint 400 Records showcase at at the Iron Monkey this Friday. On Wednesday, the sonics of the Neutron Drivers can be heard at LIT Lounge and Neil is burying his Zombie Billy Mays outfit and his digital DJ ways to return for this Saturday's Vinyl Solution at the White Star.

As usual, there were some very creative Halloween costumes at the party, Ali's, Lena's , Laura's and Orlando's facebook pictures will do them justice. Keep your costume heads on folks. The Friday after Thanksgiving (11/29) will be our annual apartment party at my place. This years theme is Saints and Sinners. As for 58, the Agitator's Collective ask Who Will Save Beauty on Friday the 13th.

LITM's artistist in residence, Ken Bastard's 4th solo exhibit, entitled The Machine debut tonight. There are roughly 100 panels that Ken had created backgrounds at Friday's Creative Grove Urban Art Market, the foregrounds are now Bastardized. There $3 wine specials from 7 to 10 pm. I've got the soundtrack for tonight. That means I need to hand things of to Rocker Tycoon, Zak Clark for the post Singer Songwriter Night at Lucky Sevens. Rainbow Fresh, who is opening up fro the Steve Miller Band the the Pac Center plays to groovy sets to set your tripadelics to.

Melissa Surach has returned from the Eastern Bloc, even more enlightened. Tonight, the House of Leaves open up Babyhole. Jersey City's Laziest Sketchgroup, Upset Triangle feauting Ghost of Uncle Joe's Clash Frontman Pat Byrne performs.






Trivia returns to the Golden Cicada tonight, Brian Boles Bartends whiel Pete Crosta asks the questions. My Question is did you vote today ? Please vote yes for on the Public Question regarding Green Spaces an support funding for spaces like the Embankment. Here's a link to the Embankment Preservations Coalition Page. Please vote yes, then you can ruin the rest of your life with the political choices.



Wednesday night, Rebecca Vallejo plays NYC Flanders House > I'll let her give you the details but did she just say it's on the 44th floor of the New York Times Building ?

I will be performing at the "Flanders House" (I know, one step closer to Belgium), with my great friend and excellent Saxophone player John Snauwaert, and with Jazz masters Roni Ben-Hur and Bob Mover. "Jazz it up with Flanders House "Nov 4th at 8pm The New York Times Building 620 Eighth Avenue, 44th Floorwww.flandershouse.org

The Cuban flavored rock of Delexilio is Live @ Camaradas on Thursday Night. in the heart of El Barrio ( 2241 First Avenue, near the corner of 115 Street, in the Spanish Harlem) They go on at at 10:30pm. Camaradas is a great venue where lots of NYC's cutting edge latin-rock acts are performing. It's a seriously cool place for art, culture, music, and it will catch you off guard with its hipness if you haven't been there yet.

mas manana adios

Saturday, October 31, 2009

who do you boo ? or yes cher we can turn back time

last night's after party at 143 happened last night and is not tonight

tracy said she is setting up the net today sat and tomorrow (sunday)
zombie prom at paul vincent with leonard smalls and caligula (charles returns to luckys at the first 2 am, herein referred to as the second 1 am. (daylight savings time is still on)
58's ghost of uncles joe's bands start at 8 pm sharp with elvis costello - costume prizes

save these dates.

11/13 Agitators at 58
11/22 Pagan Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27 Saints and Sinners Costume Party at my apartment
12/03 Dana Gannon Art Opening at 58
12/04 JC Fridays
12/05 Leonard Smalls B-day Party at L7
12/08 4th Street Ball at City Hall
12/12 Dodgeball Fundraiser for LCCS

Thursday, October 29, 2009

boo with who ?

it already started, i was there, costume stores, haunted houses, and the stress of what should i be for Halloween, thankfully, i already know, now i just need some foam. If you haven't picked up your pumpkin, stop by the farmers market today at the the Grove PATH, bring the kids from 4to 6 pm for some Halloween themed fun and candy.

Thanks to Charles' (aka djLeonard Smalls) run in with a laboratory monkey? really? yes really? Apparently you shouldn't tease testy test monkeys, I guess a similar warning, like don't tap on the fish tank was missing and Charles got bit. He's okay but may not be able to monkey around for his own PJ party now, I've got double dj duty tonight. I am going to start at Lucky Sevens PJ Ladies Night. In order to keep his perfect attendance record in tact ? or maybe he really has gone ape ? Charles is going to come in at 10:30. barring a speedy recovery,and considering her can't dj, cant drink, and has a fever his visit will be brief, try and be there if you wish him well.

After Lucky's, I am heading back to the Lamp Post for my second shift with Steff " Street Justice " Kautmann is for our Bro's before Ho's night. She'll start the night off and we will Zan and Jayna for the rest of the night. At 7 : 30 pm you can catch a different combination on screen at the Warehouse's presentaion of y tu mama tambien . In the big city, Flaming Fire plays a Pagan Halloween Party on Ludlow, this doesn't sound like a bunch of posers either :).

On Friday, aka Cabbage Night, aka Mischeif Night, aka Night of the Fires, the Iron Monkey is organizing a Zombie Pub Crawl. the undead should show up at the Lamp Post at 4 pm-Luckys 6pm- Barrow-8pm O Connells 9:30 pm - Iron Monkey at 11 pm (with bands) (all Bar crawl and Halloween rules apply). If you prefer your bars stationary, there are two great parties to the east and west of us. Closer by far is the Carnival of Souls party in Kearny. Housed in the Freeman building , this 21 and up, Free affair will have room for all of your Souls and Sins. To the East, Rublad presents their own Freaky Friday party, I also hear there is a Danger Party for Halloween. Oh ! It's so hard to compete with those quick and clever city kids.

You won't die if you are in JC on Halloween. But with daylight savings giving us an extra hour you may be come close. Since I am contractually obligated to promote my own party first, here's the full skinny on Part's One and Two of the Ghost of Uncle Joe's Party. Like I said a thousand time, s over we start early so you can drink late and make your of the Halloween Parties.
Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Party 58 Gallery
$ 5 suggested donation (a costume would be a good idea) BYOB OK
Here's the line up - times are sharp
8:00 Elvis Costello (Sean Square Wave Punch)
8:30 Tres de Magnifico (Pat Bryne, Nick and Augie)
8:45 Credence Clearwater Revival (Any Day Parade)
9:30 The Sonics (The Neutron Drivers)
10:15 The Stooges ( Billy Filo's Death Trip)
DJ Neil "Bloody Eggs" McCoy in between and after the bands.
Ghost of Uncle Joe's Party Part #2 the Lamp Post
Midnight The Misfits (Brine and the Bastards)

Halloween starts earliest at LITM , with a pre- NYC Halloween Parade Party from 5 to 8pm. (check out my last post below for info about Paul Vincent Gallery and LITM's Halloween Events). DJ Bill is at the White Star for a Zombierific Vinyl Solution, Lucky Seven's, has a Halloween Bash, LITM, Lamp Post, Port-o-lounge does, really folks everyone bar in town is having a costume contest with drink specials. I am not dressing up like my facebook page so I won't be regurgitating them all here. Parlay Recording Studios , is celebrating the opening if their new incredible 13,000 s/f multi-use film and photo studio facility at 161 2nd Street (right behind Shoprite), with a Halloween Fundraiser. Tigersapien and Aminal play. On a similar note and purpose, JC (recording) Studios, opened up in at 143 Columbus, bands can email pat (citrus37-at-comcast.net to bopok the newly renovated space with 4 climate controled practice room. The studios are located just below, the Lex Leonard Gallery, take a visit after you wind back your clock and Saturday Night.

On Sunday, you can turn back the clock on baseball and visit an exhibition of vintage baseball by The Jersey City Skeeters. at Lincoln Park. My neighbor sent me this darling write up that I shall not attempt to plagiarise:
We play in games with rules established either in the 1860's or the 1900's in vintage old-style uniforms. We play teams from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The team was started a few months ago by David Kerans . Dave is resurrecting the history and legacy of the Skeeters, a team that existed up until the 1930's. We are holding an open scrimmage and batting practice in Lincoln Park West field (on the west side of Route 440) this Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 1-3 P.M. and November 7&8, time to be determined.
Any prospects should contact David Kerans at 646-469-3464 or Peter Harrison at 917-576-7181.
This is a casual event for people that are interested in checking us out. They should not feel intimidated if they haven't played baseball in years. Hell, they'll have the winter to get into shape. They should come out and play ball. We want to get people interested in the team and stoke interest for next season.



On Sunday, Kelly St. Patrick will perform at at Made with Love Organics Sunday Brunch from 1 to 3pm. Their monthly communal dinner just got a nice review.

On Tuesday, I will dj-ing at LITM for Ken Bastard's latest opening. His new work features almost 100 new panels entitled the Machine. From speaking with him last week, this undertaking may be more time consuming than his last opening, in which he painted for 24 hours straight. Someone bring this guys a pillow. Hope to see you there.

Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

you can't cut anything with a dull life

we've got a couple of new comers for Tuesday, don't get your calenders in a bunch, these peeps are just trying to make your life more happening. Hold on, there's an announcement coming over the Hall Speakers

" The Jersey City Drawing Club meets every Tuesday at LITM from 8pm-11pm. It's a free social event open to anyone and everyone with unstructured sketching, with $2 off all food and select beer choices to participants. The Jersey City Drawing Club is presented by Emily August (www.emilyaugust.com) with support from the Jersey City Craft Mafia (www.jerseycitycraftmafia.com) and LITM. "

As you may recall, you can also have a sketchy time, at Paul Vincent Studios on Tuesday Night with their Life Drawing Classes. Both Paul Vincent and LITM are in search of tiny treasures for their small works show during the holidays. Follow the earlier link to Paul Vincent Studios, or you can contact andrea(at)litm.com to get in on LITM's show. Both spaces may be operating in a paralled universerse, Paul Vincent has a Hall of Terrors art show on Saturday at 5pm, while LITM has a early Halloween Party and closing reception for Ruler's 99 Ways to Die on Halloween at 5pm. And you all ( hopefully) know, this Saturday is our Ghost of Uncle Joe's Party at 58 as well as our 58's final viewing for 58's Group show Masks of God. More spooky stuff later. I have a DEAD line on today's edition.

Starting a new tradition and maybe a new job ? , Brian Boles, Scrabble Master and Tuesday Night bartender at the Golden Cicada is hosting a trivia night at 9 pm . Pete Crosta interrogates. Here's how he answered my my ?

" Tonight is the Cicada's first attempt at trivia. The format is 4 rounds, 8 questions each (a longer break between rounds 2 and 3). Teams are encouraged - not ridiculously big, of course. The winning team gets a free draft round (awesome). It starts at 9. See you there, Pete "

A much more regularly slated event is Lucky Seven's Singer Songwriter Night. It's Robbie Harnett's birthday party, Tip Canary and Special Guests will help celebrate. Afterwards, I get to spin, and i here there will be some costumed consumptioners. Meanwhile, Singer Songwriter himself Rolando Ramos is at Maxwell's , as part of the people's open mike tonight. Babyhole is napping this Tuesday, so you can hold the laughs until Melissa gets home, for now, "see you next Tuesday".

Wednesday may be a great costume crafting night. You can get your glue gun and your World Series on together. Saddle down at Lamp Post for the return of Def Professa DJ Sup Babes should be at Lucky's.

Earlier on Wednesday, there will be a discussion at the Jersey City Museum about Public Art. Admission is free and will be held in the Museum’s theater at 3 p.m. This discussion brings together some of the strongest advocates of public artwork in Jersey City and features g uest speakers include: Melvin Edwards, Meredith Lippman, Leon Yost, Duda Penteado, Dylan Evans, and Irene Borngraeber, The Jersey City Museum is hosting a new members bash member drive on November 12th, the event is loaded with those funny french appetizers, cocktails and a performance by the Moonlighters.

come back for the rest...

Friday, October 23, 2009

docket update fri street justice spins litm april smith in nyc carrie at loews lex b day at the keyhole anne bday at sheila dj lucha corner newark and division

Thursday, October 22, 2009

the wurst blog yet

The sky's have opened up well for tonight's Oktoberfest on the Germain streets of Jersey City. Now on it's third or fourth year running, the events sponsors Paul and Erik Silverman (Exeter Properties) have been pouring draft and cooking bratwurst years before the Zeppelin landed. Dj William McCamie and special guests will be ein hand to schnitzel you good and feel free to break out your lieberhausen; there is no dress code on Grove Street.

Thursday Night Movies on the Wall series continues at the Warehouse (140 Bay ) at 7 :30 pm . Afterwards, my DJ Nemis Leonard Smalls hosts his two year with perfect attendance Ladies Night, his brother will be on hand to celebrate 30 years of living, I'll flow with the rest of the the bro's at the Lamp Post. See my previous post (below) about Rolando Ramos big show in Brooklyn tonight.

Pre Preview's for Newark's Open Doors Art Studio Tour start on Thursday Night. I have a official link posted here Friday Night, there is a Art Crawl from 6 to 9 pm. I am working with the Barat Foundation, on their reception at 765 Broad Street from 6 to 9 pm and then we will take things to a 407 Mulberry Street Warehouse space for and afterparty with live music from 10 to late. On Saturday Night, Gallery Aferro hosts 4 different exhibits, including works br Hiroshi Kumagai and Henry Sanchez. Other Gallery spaces like CWOW , 27 Mix , the SEED gallery , Newark Art King, Lowell Craig is having a Halloween bash this Saturday too. Retun, or just sleep in Newark for Sunday's Open Studio portion of the tour. If you don't want to Art Crawl, you can always watch the Brick City Brawlers ( Garden State Rollergirls All Stars ) skate against New Hampshire's Skate Free or die at Branch Brook Park in Newark.

Friday Night doesn't have to be a DWI night though, you can PATH to Newark, or simply bike or walk to the Warehouse for their art reception of How We Live from 6 to 9 pm. Afterwards saddle up again and head to Moonlight Miles studio's Autumn Party in Hoboken. The Pneurotics (from Chapel Hill, NC open things up at 10 pm with localists, WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice at 11 pm and then a midnight fight by Kill Kill Kill ( ex-boy/girl.....science's band from Los Angeles). In addition, Tris McCall will be on stage at Maxwell's on Friday playing new and cherished material. He's bringing the full band for back up too. Transporation options and musical missions merge on Friday Night when the Subway Surfer's host their anti- CMJ show at Otto's Shrunken head. Meanwhile, Hoboken's Stuyvesant, and the Neutron Drivers play the Trash Bar in Williamburg. The Golden Filetr also CMJams on Saturday Night at Santos Party House.

Answering the call of Oktoberfest, Hoboken's DC's Tavern is pouring a Saturday Afternoon Rocktoberfest, with free German Treats and hopefully more than Beck's and Beck's Light to choose from. Saturday Night, Steff and I will team up at the White Star (she'll be there after her Maxwell's hosting gig), Leonard Smalls teams up with DJ " I still don't own a mixer" Caligula (sign the petition here) . Saturday's big party will be at 660 Grand with a DJ team up for the late night knight Lex Leonard. Get in your taxi 660 grand is waiting for you, the party starts at midnight.

more from me in two days.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

over billing

CMJ has rolled into town and luckily for some of our friends, the Jersey City Hotel has a late check out. On Tuesday Night, Jupiter One plays MercuryLounge, Higgins is at the Serious Business Showcase around the corner at Piano's, and The Golden Filter (Steve and Penny's from Lismore's new band) has just returned from Iceland and are playing the Stereogum Showcase at Webster Hall tonight and then play Santos Party House on Saturday Night. The Subway Surfers are battling the Badgers on Friday Night at Ottos, while Stuyvesant and The Neutron Drivers play the Trash Bar in Williamsburg. The overly full CMJ line-up is here.

On the home front, Tuesday's singer-songwriter showcase has Copasetic and Kiwi the Child, the bands start early at 8 pm and at 10 pm I will debut my first solo Tuesday gig at Luckys (damn that jukebox isn't getting any play these days). Tuesday Nights I will focus more on local musician so feel free to bring your rough cuts for a sampling. Plowing Mud Forever will open for Babyhole at the Lamp Post. Melissa is away so Ralph Santiago hosts. Your own stardom and free shots are at York Street Tavern's Tuesday Night Karaoke hosted by Freddy Fingers.

Wednesday should really be a learning experience with DJ Def Professah side kicking for Steff at the Lamp Post. Lucha DJ, who's Vinyl Solution Night, was abbreviated by the 13 inning Yankee's game last Saturday let's up some pent up songs spin at Luckys' on Wednesday.

In addition, to this Tuesday at Lucky's, I am also picking up Cootah's alternating Thursdays at the Lamp Post. Since both day begin with a "T" you can spend your "T" day with Dancing " T"ony. see how easy that works. Oh plus I am teaming up with Steff " Street Justice for this weeks Vinyl Solution. Local Arts Dude Roland Ramos is Playing the Brooklyn Academy of Music this Thursday @ 7:30pm. For the JT3 Artist foundation, Keynote speaker will be writer/director of"Defintely / Maybe" Adam Brooks. If your not in Brooklyn, You can see him perform @ Maxwells in Hoboken on Tuesday the 27th. And with the weather supposed to be perfect this Thursday, Octoberfest, sets up shop at Bar Majestic this Thursday.

Tuesday is almost done so I must check out -

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

back to business as usual ?

Well citizens. the dirty laundry pile keeps on growing here in JC and tonight's (W) Council meeting should be another display of public outcry (and apathy) over the recent modifications to the city council reserved parking spaces. Civictionists, One Jersey City continues to call for the resignation of Councilman Vega and Councilwoman Lopez, and object to the anointing of the Mayors' Special Aide to fill the now vacant Ward B Council spot. Tonight's meeting starts at 6 pm. This event is usually free, but rumours are now circulation that they may start charging an admission fee :) Hold on My mistake here, Jupiter One's show tonight at Radio City Hall is charging.

Free discussion will be on tap at Thursday Night's debate presented by the Left Forum. JC Resident Lenore Hulz, has organized a Presidential Debated Style discussion at Community Church of New York . I can't do the event justice, so here's her listing.

" Left Forum presents a debate between Tom Hayden, legendary 60's activist, founder of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Progressives for Obama activist, Stanley Aronowitz, distinguished professor of Sociology, union organizer, and author of over 24 books and Cindy Milstein, anarchist organizer, writer and popular educator.These debaters will tackle the particular roles of capitalists’ power within and beyond the Obama campaign and administration -- an analysis found nowhere in Washington politics or mainstream media. Hayden, Aronowitz and Milstein will debate the impact of the power of capitalists as it relates to strategies for building Left alternatives."

After City Hall or Radio City Hall tonight, one of WFMU's finest representatives, DJ Terre T (The Cherry Blossom Clinic), will spin at the Lamp Post for Steff's DTJC night. Terri's show is legendary, hosting great live bands every Saturday from 3 to 6 pm. Terre T, will be assisted by Mike Sin ( no relation to Den-of ) Next Weekend, WFMU hosts their annual record fair from October 23rd to the 25th, just a note too that CMJ and about 1,000 bands roll into town next Tuesday. Hope there are enough couches in Brooklyn :)

Tonight at Lucky's, DJ Sub Babes has Lucky's tonight. His alternating Wednesday Partner, Pat Byrne, DJ Lucha will appear unmasked for this Saturday's Vinyl Solution at the White Star. Leonard Smalls will celebrate Amy's birthday and mark the end of his Pharmaceutical Green Giant Wythe with special guest DJ's. Almost a special guest DJ himself, DJ Alfonse (Cootah) will be spinning at the Lamp Post on Thursday Night.

The Powerhouse Art's District newest business, the Warehouse (based on location not size :) has begun their Movies on the Wall series on Thursday Nights at 7:30. Film lover, and Atelier Productions master Iulian Moise reels out Bonnie and Clyde for this installment. Also on Saturday Night oops i had listed ths as Thursday , Halloween spookiness begins at Made with Love for their opening reception for " Boo Bat and Pumpkin : Illustrations from the Children's book by Ashley Lucas. You can bring the kids for this one :) Made with Love also started serving weekend Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 6 pm. Sundays are coupled with a DJ Vinny from noon to 4 pm. Check out her full schedule here

On Friday Night, Fortoul artists, Isaac Fortoul, Bobby Castaneda and Heather Gargon. will celebrate SOHO's Blue in Green 4th Anniversary. With a sushi chef and award winning sake it's no wonder that Flaunt Magazine (USA) & LUSSW (Japan) will be on hand in this quaint SOHO space. DJ Finesse spins it for you. Also in teh City on Friday Night, Dan Green (Kilsy The Honey Brothers ) plays at Mercury Lounge with Andrew Vladeck and his all-star big band with members of The Honey Brothers, The Prigs, Coulon, and Balthrop, Alabama. Dan's got another gig with the Lone Howdies on Sunday Night at Spike Hill in the Burg. On Sunday Night, Jody Porter the Black Swans plays at Mercury Lounge, Black Swan, Dan Haag, returns with the Campbell Apartment on Monday Night, only to be followed by Jupiter One for Tuesday Night's CMJ Showcase.

In our stage strifed town, Saturday Night has alt-country aka folk\Indie\country Asbury Park's the Amboys and the Front Bottoms at the Lamp Post. DJ Mark-ewok joins Leonard Smalls on Saturday Night.

Sunday is the Hoboken's Art Studio Tour, the one day event runs from noon to 6 pm. Looking to un-do the Jersey City's two day event, Hoboken Art Studio Tour is billed as " A Free City-Wide Self-Guided Walking Tour of Artists’ Studios & Community Gallery Spaces" thanks for the tip, I may hitchhike. You can also visit THE TIME BEING this Sunday . Our take on the convergence of time and place and what constitutes "history". 78 Sussex Street, in Paulus Hook, Downtown Jersey City. 12-4pm. Catalog and small framed prints available. Visit Loura van der Meule's studio.

Jesse buy a mixer.