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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

so did I miss anything ? or Return to Scandalville or this weekend we are goingto have the biggest art and music scene until October

Yeah so we heard the news while we were at the Merge Records 20th Anniversary . I can't believe that you can't wear backwards baseball caps at Zeppelin Hall after 9pm !!!! Killer dood. We also heard something about some North Jersey Politicians getting arrested, but just figured it was a rumor or something and pushed on with the Kickball Tournament I had set up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Guys, this was a great test run for the new double or nothing rule and the summer heat made the water-ballons feel so nice. I've got room for a couple of more teams for the Jersey City Summer Scrummage Saturday the 8th. Email me at or text me at 973-219-9696 to get in and on it.

Technically, I am still on vacation, but I the blog is back just in time for the Jersey City Council meeting Wednesday at 10 am ( It's their summer schedule) . And even though it's an inconvenient time for our commuting residents (personal day anyone ?) maybe it's good if it starts early, just in case it runs all night. Beforehand, residents and members of One Jersey City have planned a 9 am rally on the steps of City Hall. Dan Levin, who ran mayor on the One Jersey City Ticket has called for the resignations of the Mayor, Council President Mariano Vega and new elected Councilwomen Flores. You can read more about history unfolding at the Jersey City Independent, New Jersey Online, or the Hudson Reporter, or just pick up the Jersey Journal. Things are so crazy that, in light of the recent corruption scandal, the NJ-ACLU is hosting a Happy Hour Thursday Night at Oddfellow's in Hoboken.

Clearly looking to capitalize on the recent scandal, Melissa Surach's Babyhole runs tonight at the IMAC. She will be alternating Tuesdays with the Rolando Ramos's Other Jam. Check their website for more info. Singer and songwriters can multi croon with Kevin Spyker Talent Show nights at the Lamp Post and you can just watch them at Luckys on Tuesday Night. I think it s Tip Canary, De Vito Night.

Tomorrow, after the dust settles at City Hall, you all come by for some Grooving and Groving with the One and Nines and their side project Kiwi the Child, Kiwi starts forst at 6 pm. The One and Nines also play O'Hara on Friday Night. Thursday Night, The McMickle Brothers, Tip Canary and The Porchistas play Hoboken. While they return to Jersey City on Friday for a show with Bern and the Brights at IMAC. Also on Saturday Night, Twilight Procession plays with Neutron Drivers at the Lamp Post.

On the art side, Mr. Afternoon's Funtastic Figure Drawing debuts at the Lex Leonard Gallery this Thursday. On Saturday, 58's closing reception for Ian Kauli'i Ephemera will be at 58 at 7 pm and Balance also has a art reception for some new works from 6 to 9 pm. On Tuesday, I'll be DJ-ing the Cool Blue Art Opening at LITM

But as we all know the tents have been pitched and they are starting to build stages for the All Points West Festival. If you haven't gotten a ticket yet, don't worry, Craigslist has plenty of discounted deals and if you have space, maybe you want to host an out of towner. Have the come in early for JCDJ's Indie Rockus and APW pre party at the Lamp Post. On Saturday I'll be chilling with Leonard Smalls for Luckys After Pints West after Party. My Roommate Bill McCamie has the decks at the White Star this Saturday Night. On Sunday he's back at Lucky's.

check CNN for updates :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

closed for vacation (July 19th to July 28th)

hey kids I'll be away in North Carolina this week. I've got a kickball game on Friday at Wilson Park in Carrboro if you are in the area otherwise my preparation must take precendent and my vacation needs to be a retreat to be a treat.

I am going to debrief myself - see you next week

Volleyball is on for today at 1 pm. Carla has a sex toy party at Balance Today at 3 pm.
There is a Life Drawing Class at 58 this Thursday as well as one at Paul Vincent Gallery on Tuesday.
Sunday and Tuesdays the city sponsors summerfest at Liberty State Park.
Lulu and Tanner are Now permenant Fixtures for LP Mondays
Joe is working with Kevin Spyker DJ Purple Stuff for open mike formats for Tuesdays at LP
DJ Lucha will fill in for me this Thursday at the LP
Chico Mann is playing NYC Thursday Night
Wednesday's Groove on Grove is Binky Bianca and Plastic Passion Band
the Hominid Party at Films at Van Vorst are both scheduled for this Wednesday
Birbal spins at the Start Bar on Wednesday
Steff ha=s Brian Kantor and Friend of Higgins spinning Wednesday Night at LP
The Fringe Dwellers Play the LP for Free on Saturday Night
DJ Steff " Street Justice" Kautzmann" spin teh vinyl solution at the White Star this Saturday, Heather Duby is celebrating her birthday there.
I don't know who's plays at IMAC this weekend check the links
Rubulad Party is this Friday - DJ Bill always spins at Bar 13 on Friday Nights
Dj Hells Yeah spins LITM on Fridays - Cate spins on Saturday
Flamining Fire plays at Bowery Ballroon with Satanacide on Saturday
The Glass Trees play Staten Island Friday Night

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

one day at this time

If you haven't guessed it, Grove on Grove is a go-go for tonight (W), with Rik Mercaldi at 6pm and the Fringe Dwellers at 7pm. DJ Lucha is debuting his new turntables at Lucky's and Chuck Daly and Brett Wilson are back at the Lamppost tonight.

Thursday, my little bro and I have put together a fine bill at the IMAC (Iron Monkeys Automate Chino). Things start out early with with Heather Duby (who has collaborated with Minus the Bear) at 8:30 pm, Then we have the Finest Dearest from San Francisco at 9:30 pm, and Brooklyn's Palmyra closing the show at 10:30 pm. There's a strong femme context here but don't worry Leonard Smalls Ladies Night is still all yours. Here's the Facebook Invite . In lieu of the Bro Pro Productions being outsourced for this event. Jesse Caldwell (no relationship to Jesse "Caligula" and Charlie are at the Lamppost this Thursday.

City side, catch head over to Water Taxi Beach for some Jersey City artists making a New York Isalnd Party happen. From what I understand, Chelo fromn Grassroots Community Art Space is behind these good doings. Tonight Tony Touch DJ's with Sirena on vacals, there's live percussion from Jimmy Lopez and atmosphere by Norm with projection by Anna Almquist. You can also catch afro beaters , Chico Mann at Santos Party House tonight. Ok I also wanted to mention that Patrick from Flaming Fire is playing solo tonight at Glasslands. Flaiming Fire plays at Bowery Ballroom with Satanacide next Saturday on July 25th. I had to attach his email about why you shouldnt go see him play solo. It's at the bottom.

If I could touch on Fridays, Made with Love has Joel Chassan a local jazz musician playing from 7:30 to 9 :30.
On Saturday, Made with Love compliemnts their sweet treats with a Sugar and Liquid Diet Exhibit. Featuring works from local artists, Ava Luna Grumberg and Andrew Paterek The show hits the walls on Saturday with a formal reception on Sunday at 5pm.

On Friday Night Es Oro has an art opening for john Ruddy's Body of Work . In Brooklyn, JC Nigerian Artist Ibouis presenting his small works on glass at Kush Garden Cafe (17 Putman Ave) form 7 pm to 10 pm
If you need to get into the city this weekend, my all time favorite band, Superchunk plays the South Street Seaport Friday Night, The Siren Festival is at Coney Island on Saturday and Q-tip plays at Central Parks Summer stage. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE.

saturday vinyl soultion at white star. roadside graves at lamp post. subway surfers play passiac with free bowling. I'll expand on this later.

PATRICK HAMBRECHT (I go on first, 9 or 9:30)
2TEARS : Glasslands289 Kent AveBrooklyn, NY 112119 PM * $6
Here's my first (last?) ever solo show. I'll be performing songs from my solo album, (3,000,000 Rejected Operas) which pretty much everyone universally hates. As in, most of my friends hate it. People who like my band hate it. People in my band hate it. Radio stations and reviewers politely ignore it. You'll probably hate it too: listen to some songs here:
Speaking of hate, I personally hate it when people are all all-shucksy about their stuff so that you have to say something nice about it. But I'd actually feel weird going "YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS!" when, seriously, I doubt it. You just won't. The only people I know in NYC who actually like this thing are Kate, Sean (of Flowers of Flesh and Blood) who set up this show, Danny Tunnick who's playing drums with me, and a couple record-collector nerds who don't go to shows or rarely leave their own houses. Olympia's KAOS have played a couple tracks, but Olympia (god bless 'em) is the home of all things "homemade" and these particular lofi anthems about God and girls are too bedroom-recording/dorky to go over anywhere else.
So, consider it an act of gross narcissism, because I've always been really fond of these songs, and perversely, I'm pretty excited and happy about finally playing them live even while anticipating a less-than positive audience response. If you ever saw Flaming Fire back in 2000, this'll be sorta like that -- raw and sludgy, with chopped-up atmospheric soundtracks as the band with backing drums. The band consists of Danny Tunnick on drums, samples, and me singing. I'll have 5 homemade painted albums that you can buy after the show.
Details below!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I beg your pardon I never promised there wouldnt be a beer garden

ok. i did it. made the trip to the beer garden tonight. check it out. just don't let them know that you are "typical bohemium scum" or they may recommended go somewhere else :) an dont try to steal the mugs either.

Again thank to everyone who came out to Ian's opening last night at 58 , we will get the pictures if his work shortly so you can see the show. or stop by the gallery Fridays or Saturday or make an appointment with . And thanks again to Tree and her parade for coming through. Saturday Night we had planned on hosting a CD Release Party for Lushlife but it appears that the city can only tolerate so much art. So you can catch the CD Release Party at Maxwells instead, doors are at 10 pm and Lushlife plays around 11. If you are city bound, Get Grand at the Tribecca Grand with The Golden Filter with Penny and Stephen who buried their former band because Love is more.

If you are staying put, The Vinyl Solution returns from our Happy Birthday American Hiatus this Saturday with Neil McCoy and Billy Filo on the decks at the White Star. You can catch some jazz at Made with Love at 8pm. check out my earlier posts for outer stuff, this is just an update.

Sunday v-ball, pot luck dinner at grass roots, dj my f=cking roomie at Luckys' yeah

Thursday, July 9, 2009

words first pictures later

First, thank you! to all of the huddled masses that came out for last weekend for the American Idols Dylan Egon Closing party and the Fireworkout BBQ at Morris Canal. America's best days may lie ahead but the nights were quite grand. Oh and Did I say thank you for coming to Peter Bill's Opening at LITM on Tuesday? Yes. Kind of.

Times have changed, and so has our exhibit at 58. Ian Kauli'i's new works : Ephemera hosts a combination of installation works and mixed medium pieces (nothing electronic here folks) . Ian's works are the combination of a sharp knife, a strong mind and a heavy heart, come by after 7 pm for the opening. Doze Green is scheduled for some DJ time and Tree from Any Day Parade has assembled an ensemble of songs and musicians for an 9 pm performance. Her guests included John Shell, Chuck Daly, Nick & Pat Byrne (DJ Lucha) and Patricia. Afterwards, I am holding a He-Man Women Hater Club Meeting at the Lamp Post. Ladies can head over to Luckys Seven . There shall be not mingling with the opposite sex after 10 pm Thursdays from now on.

Besides his DJ and a musical talents, Pat Byrne's hosts "THE UPSET TRIANGLE COMEDY HOUR" Friday 9:30pm @ the Peoples Improve Theater. If you are heading into the city, or heading away from it. Art House Muse Christine Goodman is the featured performers at Cornelia's Street Cafe , Son of a Pony Open Mic Series. Thing start at 6pm. If this is enough Carrot for your wild bunnies you should also check out DJ William McCamie's Deep Sounds Fridays at Bar 13. The Roof top is open are you ?

You can also get your laughs at home on Friday. The Stockinette is hosting a Comedy Night with 7 seven comedians for $3. It's a BYOB event, just don't forget to bring your laughs. If you are interested in performing send a illiterate death threat or whatever you shtick is to younerjry at yahoo dot com This Monthly comedy will run every second Friday with the exception of the Friday after Thanksgiving which usually falls on the Third or fourth Friday anyway. For you open mic comedian's Melisa Surach's Babyhole Comedy now runs every other Tuesday , this upcoming one being one of them, at her new home the IMAC ,
On Friday Night Particle Zoo, Temporary Basement (DC), & Cicada Radio play at the IMAC.

My Saintly Namesake, St. Anthony Church, New Jersey's oldest Polish Parish begins their annual festival on Friday. Music, Raffles and strangely enough, some of the best rice balls await you, your stomach, and the kids. The Festival runs all weekend and can not be missed if you are on the corner of Monmouth and sixth.

Summer and outdoors are really theming up. the Creative Grove art Market on Fridays is blooming, we got our first noise (music) complaint at Groove on Grove, and it looks like battling the summer heat with cold beer at the new Zeppelin Beer Garden is the way to go. Lucky Seven's hosts their second annual BBQ this Saturday with music by The One and Nines, The Poconos, Julia Hattigan & the Hooligans, Tip Canary, Steve Clark, Pray for the Wanderer, and WJ w/o the Sweet Sacrifice all play. Leonard Smalls and Rocker Tycoon DJ the rest of of the Night. The Punk Nationous Polyabuse , and Strange Things done in the Midnight Sun are at the Lamp Post. Crewman Number Six, The Embracers, and Natch!, Copesetic are at IMAC Saturday Night. Next Thursday at IMAC, Cootah and I are hosting a special Thursday Night show. The night starts early at 8:45 with Heather Duby, who has performed with Minus the Bear, She is followed by Finest Dearest from San Francisco and Palmyra from Brooklyn. Don't worry that schedule still give you enough time to get back to Second Street.

Not that I am done with Saturday yet, because we are hosting a special CD release Party for Lushlife at 58. This is a private event, so if you want in just mention the word "please or hello".

Sunday-Funday let's see if we could get that one back. Volleyball starts at 1 pm. Also athlete's the Kickball Game is on for August 8th get your teams ready to roll.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

just wed

quickly groove on grove is so on for today. plowing mud forver and no pasarn, you ve got movies in van vorst, dj sub babes at L7, Birbal @ Star Bar and Chuck Daly and Brett Wilson are spinning at LP.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

til tuesday do us part

hey kids i know this is sixth hour, but I am dj-ing at Peter Bill's art opening tonight (T) now I need to get ready. also Paul Vincent Life Drawing, Babyhole, Singer Songwriter are all going on tonight. i'll clean upi this mess of a blog jam up later

Friday, July 3, 2009

write about now

after this i am back to setting up for tonight's American Idols Dance Party at 58. again RED WHITE and BLUE dress or American Idol or Iconic Dress. Leonard Smalls, Caligula and Scottie (JCDJs) get digital on you, you know what to do my fellow Americans. Afterwards, or when you as free people choose to do so Lex is having The Timid Roosevelts play at 2 am. Celebrate your freedom to party all night. Gocha is in for Caligula at the lamppost.
july 4th. were doing a special volleyball bbq at morris canal it's a full sunny day I've got some big beef and portabellas and a mexican styled corn on the cob. text me at 973-219-9696 on suggestions to bring. tomorrow you can also tour with Easy riders jc or get scavenger around town with the trip and fall crew. once the sun passes out from drinking, the skys ablaze at liberty state park. sell your car it's going to be gridloque. before you pass out The Swigs play the Lamp Post.
i couldn't get it all together so here what facebook told me.