Here's the weekend we've been waiting all winter for : Weather wise, the only way you can get wet, is to walk through a car wash or go to the beach. The parks are calling, (and calling for your help on Saturday at Van Vorst Park on Saturday from 10 to 4 ) back your paddle balls and your lotion.
First a quick reminder on tonight in Hoboken. It's an strong JC line up at the Monroe Center (720 Monroe Street) WJ and the Sweet Sacrifice, Plowing Mud Forever, Nathan Carpenter, The Old man and his Po'kra, Darren Deceide, plus. Now, Shades is going through some ABC bullshit, so it's a sort of BYOB, Tailgating Style drinking event. Bring a flask, eat some brownies, inhale ground nutmeg. Basically this an "21+show " with an all ages format :). Afterwards big kids can return to the hood for Caligulation at the LP.
I'll give you a full report after the show. But if you really want to read about local music, Check out Zak Clark (Lucky 7's/Trainspotting) Rocker Tycoon Blog . Zak breaks down shows in a methodical strategy, he's basically a conce rt concierge and now I wonder why we haven't been out to a show together yet ? Call me 201-FBI-AUTO
If you plan to pull out of Jersey City tomorrow night (S) , head out to Newark for an Red Hair Strangeness Tribute to Willie Nelson at Kilkenneys Ale House. Any Day Parade, Bern and the Brights, the McMickle Brothers all pay homage to the Mr. Nelson, who celebrated his birthday on the High Holiday of April 20th (4/20). Before hand it's a last look at the Go-Go going works of Robert Piersanti at 58. Closing reception is from 7 to 10 pm. I am out at 10 sharp to catch Holmes and the Subway Surfers at the Lamppost. Or you can have a Brixton Riot of a time at the IMAC, JC's Cambell Apartment enjoins.
If you'd rather Jazz around on Saturday, the Bryan Benninghove Trio plays Casa Dante while Brendan Brendan Kibbee plays at Made with Love Organic Bakery on Jersey Ave from 7:30 to 9:30.
If you are more of the mafia type. Check out Jersey City Craft Mafia 's Art Attack at Club H on Sunday from 1 to 6 pm, If the exercise machines start to make you cringe, get some POISON (group art show) at Curious Matter (272 5th) . Here's there blog http://www.curiousmatter.blogspot.com/
We (I and many other ?) will be playing volleyball on Sunday, set up is going to be at 1 pm. come early and call or text me about what you can bring for the grill 973-219-9696.
Just to jump into Monday. The Grassroots Community Space at 54 Coles is offering Middle Eastern Dance Lessons on Monday Nights. you can check them out here http://www.grassrootscommunityspace.com/
And don't forget DJ Birball and Avalon hold down the Lamppost on Monday Nights.