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"