Compliments to Jersey City Tattoo for this blog's title. For Friday, the 13th Chuck, Adam, and Jake are inking the #13 for $13, and on Valentine's Day, Hearts are going for $14. thus it's an an unlucky and love weekend. Stop by, the lines were long last year so better have Mentos. This weekend theme will be transcended through art and music this weekend. World of Style Vintage is also having a 50% winter clearance sale, but their real Gents special is their "Pomp-Off" and 50's party for the March 6th JC Fridays enter if you dare! You don't have to have a pomp, just pomp-able hair. Drop by or call Balance at (201) 369-7000 for details. The results will be announced at our gala '50s party during JC Friday, March 6th and shown on Groovy! At 18 Erie.
Tonight, Jersey City artist, Brenda Buck is featured at the Leo Kesting Gallery's True Love is Fleeting. Brenda's father worker for Polaroid, and her works feature large scale realistic renditions of some treasured shots from her child hood. The opening begins at 7 pm tonight. Afterwards, Bromancers, Leonard Smalls and Cootah spin at the Luckys and the LampPost (dis respectively). Ladie's Heart Throb, Dancing Tony is back at the Lamp Post next Thursday but he's (i am) spinning on Friday at LITM (Love is the Message).
Also on Friday Night, the Stockingnet Cafe hosts and art opening for the Photography of Brett Matthews of Sublime Light Photography. The Stockingnette Cafe is on the corner of Third and Jersey. One block down, new comers, Public School (a lifestyle boutique) offers independent brands of unique Streetwear, as well as print and wall art. Check these guys out and support the future. just don't forget about the past. The Art opening runs from 6 to 9 pm with an after party gathering at ox Restaurant. Mixing Music, Spoken word and the JCity Theatre Group is takes Love to New Highs and Lows with their presentation of Bad Luck: Good Love at the St. Micheals' Underground Theatre.
Also on Friday, Jersey City's Twilight Light Procession plays an early show at the Cake Shop. Former Uncle Joe's Booker, Billy Filo, heads this rock out fit. Not to be confused with Billy Alpha, whose current ensemble WJ and the Sweet Sacrifice take on OHaras with two sets free Sweetnesss. . If Roses were out of the budget for this weekend, Jupiter One is offereing there first album for free on their site. If you are in need of more love, you can download, That's the Kind of Love, and the entire American Watercolor Movement Catalogue for free from their site. Former AWM guitarist Mikey V-M, now plays with Filipino Party Band Pow Wow, today they are feature on the Deli Magazines website. You can catch them live this Monday at Senor Studios (you may need to dress up like an SVA student for that show) or catch them at the Annex on the 21st. And hey if you are in a band looking to play the Groove on Grove concert series email me as we are putting together the schedule for this summer.
Valentine's Day brings, two other Jersey City music foundations to Automata Chino, The Roadside Graves and Glass Trees both play. It's $5 at the door, bring your ID too. It's a DJ Charlie party at the Lamp Post, while Zac Atom joins Leonard Smalls for Lucky Sevens Valentine's Day Party. The real mass acre will be the large warehouse party at 660 Grand Street. John Fathom's Rock Soup Productions is putting together a dance party. Things start at 10 pm. $5 at the door before 11pm. If you want to go the full distance, check out the Rubalad party near the Brooklyn Navy Yards. These events are always $10 if you are early, really late, or in costume.
After the love dust settles from Valentine's Day, you can pick up your body and check out the Craft Mafia Mixer at LITM. Organized by Jersey Wine and Spirited Manager Luca, the event is a socail gathering of artist forces. Things flow at 5pm. With Monday being a Holiday, the Sunday Night dance schedule is open with a special, Latin, Salsa Hip Hop party at Shades in Hoboken. DJ Soul spins, classy dress is required for this one, but only $5 at the door. My roomate, DJ William McCamie is over at Luckys for industry night.
President's Day is this Monday, and DJ Birbal has been spinning an exclectic mix from Acid House to Zydeco Soul. Check Him out and the Silver Fox at Lamp Post.