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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Pre-owned Certified New Year

Have a safe and Happy New Year !

There are parties and events going on all over town, sorry I can't mention them all cause I have to ready for this one.....

One by One

A 58 New Years

Friday Dec 31st @ 9 pm
$15 Donation before 2 am / $10 after

Proceeds benefit the 58 Longevity Fund to help us apply for a zoning variance. So far we have raised $520 toward the $1,500 application fee.

10 pm Thomas Francis Takes His Chances
11 pm Project Tim
2011: Wyldlife


9 pm to 1:30am Street Justice
1:30 am to 2:50 DJ Soul
2:50 am to 4:10 am Scott FREE
4:11 am to Dancing Tony and Leonard Smalls

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

put another blog on the fire - holiday issues and more

Good morning shoppers,

Santa called at 4 am to say the the elves are on strike and had planned to spend the ten days leading up to x-mas on a holiday party rampage. Apparently,  they haven't gotten a raise since 1976, and they have also taken exception to the recent trade deal with the China that outsourced all non wooden toys to North Pole Limited Incorporated (Shanghai). Furthermore, Rudolf and company have been equally dismissive of King Kris when they  discovered a GPS in the Sleigh Dash......... Ho Ho Humm . here are some presents i re gifted from underneath the Facebook tree. look to the right for my special presents

Wed - 10 days left
OUT OF THE BOX "Chilltown" Open Mic at the Hudson Pride Connections Center 7:30 pm to 9 :30 pm
+ LITM Loves Tattoos FEATURING Jersey City Tattoo Company : Sailor Jerry Special $100 Gift Cert Raffle
+ WJ and the Sweet Sacrifuce with Eddie Spagetthi at Maxwells (WJ also play this Saturday for the Turnip the Volume Fund raiser)
Thurs - 9 days til
+ Another Man's Treasure Holiday Party 7 pm to 10 pm Holiday Cocktail Attire requested
+ Roland Ramos Live at Bar Majestic FREE 7 pm
+ The Star Bar/Gayborhood Jersey City Annual Holiday Party
Fri. - 8 days til
+ White Star Holiday Party with DJ K Kringle and S Claws 10 pm
+ Dafte Punk Tribute Party with DJ Hells Yeah at LITM Free 9 pm. Plus they are giving away a pair of tickets to see TRON
+ Augie's Bday Show! w/ Blanks 77, Despised NJ, Radio Exiles, Decrepit Youth at Asbury Lanes ( Radio Exiles play Turnip the Volume this Saturday
+ SANAI"S UNDERGROUND SESSIONS w/Special Guest. Davidson Ospina 10 pm to 3 am
sat - one week !!!
+ Turnip the Volume at Barrow Mansion : A fundariser for the JC Food Co-op and the St. Matthew's Food Pantry $15/$12 with a donation of three non-perishables. Live Music By Devi, The Croostown Country All-Stars, The Radio Exiles, The Black Hollies and WJ & the Sweet Scarifice. Bowling Prizes. Beer by NJ Beer Co. 7 pm to 11:30 pm
+ Lucky Seven's Holiday Party with DJ's Kris Kringle and a Lap Santa Picture Dome
Sun - six days
+ Jersey City Craft Mafia Handmade Holiday Market @ Grace Church noon to 5 pm

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Morning x-Press

Thank you again to Fancy Colors, Little,Big, Junestar, and of course you all for coming to last JCFridays benefit for the 58 Longevity Fund. We raised $461. Little,Big plays at the Cake Shop tonight

Tonight (R) at 58 : new works by Orlando Reyes and Keith Van Pelt . Things start at 7. Afterwards we will head over to the White Star for Yoseh Uno's UNO PANTHA ART exhibition with DJ WILLIAM MCCAMIE.  Also if you go uptown: Uptown Crew's Open Mic, Moore's Lounge, 189 Monticello Avenue.  7:30pm sign-up.  $5 admission.

Friday Night. It's a Glitz and Glamour evening for Fouth Street's Annual Ball at City Hall. You don't need to be a member of the Royal Family to come. The ball is FREE, so we ask you to dress nice so you don't look like a moocher :).  On display in the Rotunda Gallery will be the live art curated by Joe Russo this year 4th Street Art and Music Festival. Live Performance by The Ukaladies, Shayfer James and Kelly St. Patrick. Sketch Comedy Short by the Upset Triangle, and the Grand Finale:: A Glitz and Glamour Fashion Show featuring local designers and boutiques.

If dressing up is your thing. Saturday's Santacon is something you need to check out.

On Saturday Night, Downtown Live is hosting a Music and Fare evening. Eldad Tarmu on Xylophone,
Kyle Sandison, The Loyal We, with Land of Look Behind headline. Food by Lucinda Crepes. $20  pick up tickets before hand . At the Lamp Post, Wyldlife [sitting in for Radio Exiles] play with SHAPEs and the Grains at the Lamp Post. Wyldlife returns with Thomas Francis Takes his Chances and Tim, for 58's One by One New Year'e Eve.

NEXT SATURDAY DECEMBER 18th :  The Rock-it Docket and the Jersey City Food Co-op present:

with The Black Hollies, Crosstown Country Allstars, WJ and the Sweet Sacrifice and Radio Exiles.

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Get down to four great local bands, chug some fantastic local beer, eat delectable treats from the best of our local chefs and bowl the alleys of the Mansion for wicked prizes – all to benefit the Jersey City Food Co-Op and St. Matthew’s Food Pantry.

Door Entry: $15 or $12 + 3 canned goods | Don’t forget to bring cash to eat, drink & bowl! |

BOOZE: “Have you had some of NJ Beer Company’s beers? They’re SOOOOO…GOOD! I mean, really GOOD!” Come with cash in hand for a finely made craft beer from Tonnele Avenue in North Bergen. They’re so good, you can’t stop at one…

BAKE SALE: Local chefs will be showing off their skills to bring you some of their best signature dishes and pastries. From established local eateries to the independent yet-known chefs – come eat well and be merry.

BOWLING: Strikes for Prizes – Fill your bowling ticket and throw some boulders to get that elusive S-T-R-I-K-E! The more strikes you get the bigger prizes you can claim at the prize table. How good do you roll?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

zoning in on 58

first thanks to all the DJ's spun it up right for the Superheroes and Villains Party last Friday:  Street Justice, Pastiche, George Soul Fernandez, Leonard Smalls, DJ Louie, Appetite, Motor Funker, Daveed, Lucha DJ, Chuck Daly, and of course, my room mate DJ William McCamie. I never made it behind the decks but I did find my iPOD attched to a mixer the next day. sadly, this weekend also marked the last days of the Waterbug. good time and good waves Lex.

meanwhile, the struggle continues .................

On the 58 front , we are moving ahead with applying for a multiple of zoning variances in order that we no longer operate, wait for it "an illegal art gallery", on a parallel front we are working with city leaders to revise the current entertainment ordinance. and most likely I'll be pleading guilty to possession and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance " live music". To bail us out of this we need to raise about $1,500 to apply for the variance. Join us on JC Fridays for a 58 Benefit with Fancy Colors 9 pm, Little, Big at 8 pm, and Mr Junestar Blackman at 7pm. There is a Suggested Donation of $10. oh my. Afterwards, head uptown for "the Party After" with DJ Neva or head towards The Hamilton Inn to hang with Street Justice    at her Friday Night Gig at the Hamilton Inn . for a Pop Art Post Party from their In Spirited Company exhibit at the Cemetery

Fighting the good fight is this weekend's theme. On Saturday,  Parlay Studios hosts a Record Riot from noon to 8 pm. At Lucky Seven's, Thomas Francis Takes His Chances, Aminal and In Musth rock and help Leonard Smalls celebrate a birthday and raise goods for single mothers support through the York Street Project. JC Sh!thead crew Fights Cancer with a special benefit at the Lamp Post.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Good and Evil Meet for a Dance Party

Ok. If you don't know about the Superheros and Villains Party... what can I say except. I could use some help setting up today. Come around 4 pm and you too can say you hosted half of Jersey City. As well other volunteer spots : working the door with Neil "Eggs" McCoy for an hour and then every one's favorite. Cleaning up the next day. I am looking for a boy/girl wonder to help clean up all night, this is for someone who plans to stay sober so don't jump on it unless you can commit to some sobriety.

Just a couple of notes about tonight's party. $5 for ladies and those in costume. $10 guys w/o capes. Come in mixed comping and as always leave any bad vibes, bad friends and bad asses at home. If you don't want to pay don't plan to stay. The party this year is actually expanded into two apartments on my floor. Next door, we debut the Yin/Yang Lounge with an additional bathroom and a premium liquor cash bar. In my apartment,  there will be the usual supply canned beer, methodically mixed superhero and villain drinks and wine.

There are coat checks, bowling lockers in both rooms, and additional lockers by the front door to store stuff. Just don't loose your keys. Ok lets have a fun time tonight. I look forward to this event every year.

Here's the rest on a quick note.


Heather Duby at the Cake Shop


Old Glorys, the One and Nines at Maxwells
Thomas Francis Takes His Chances, Drone Clone, In Musth @ Arcade Party Pearth Amboy
Shayfer James at Lamp Post
Last Last stop at 143

Monday, November 22, 2010

PAGAN Thanksgiving XX Tonight in Montclair

Don't be a Turkey and miss our 20th Pagan Thanksgiving Feast at Halcyon in Montclair Tonight.
If you are too stressed to make a Homemade Side Dish or Dessert don't fret, just make it out. the Restaurant is two blocks from the Walnut Street Train Station so save me from your bullsh!t that you couldn't get out there cause blah blah blah. heard it my friends twenty years only comes once so can you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

non-sensed or the rise of the symbol "|"

Looking for a new pad ? Move in with Autumn Dec. 1st. $630. Large bedroom comes with the love and admiration of Omar (Autumn's dog) craiglist ad here

Tues | Tonight
* 58 Longevity Committee Volunteer meeting at 58. 8pm. Help 58 apply for a zoning variance, non-profit organization and plan fundraisers and events to make it happen.
Wed | the 17th
* Thomas Francis Takes His Chances, Sarin McHugh and the Everyman (solo), Hand and Knees, and Ben Franklin $6 8:30 pm at Bruar Falls. Thomas Francis Stars the night off at 8:45.
Thursday | the 18th
* the Micks (formerly the McMickle Brothers) with DeIvito at Bar Magestic FREE 8 pm
Fri | the 19th
* All-ages Rock and Roll Show with the Neutron Drivers, True Love, Jeff Humfre Trio  in Kearny
Sat | the 20th
* LITM Turns Seven  : Speakeasy Style 7 pm to 2 am.
* corrected DJ JC Sh|thead Party at the Lamppost with Jesse Caldwell.
 next saturday Nov 27th : Shayfer James at the Lamp Post . Free 10 pm
Sun | the 21st
Mon | the 22nd
* 20th Annual Pagan Thanksgiving Feast at Halcyon (Montclair, NJ) 7 pm. Bring a side dish or a home made dessert. Cash Bar - NO BYOB , Donations accepted for the Human Needs Food Pantry.
Fri | the 26th
* Superheros and Villains Party Annual Costume Party at Dancing Tony and DJ WILLIAM MCCAMIE's apartment - 516 Jersey Ave. DJ's Street Justice and Lucha DJ in the Yin/Yang Lounge all night. Appetite, Leonard Smalls, George Soul,a nd Dancing Tony in the Dance Hall of Justice,  Motor Funker, Pastiche and Willim McCamie in the Legion of Doom and Bass. $5 for Ladies and in costume. $10 men without capes.

JC Friday | Dec 3rd
Junestar, [Little, Big], and Fancy Colors at 58. $10 SUGGESTED donation towards the 58 Longevity Fund.

posting inspired by the nonsense list nyc check them out for funky stuff and ask your self what you should be doing to make that happen here?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Life is a Noise Cabaret Old Chumms

Thank you to everyone involved with the Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Fundraiser last Saturday. We raised $4,000 for the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery. Needless to say, the Cemetery's Board was very impressed and is looking forward to next's year event already. Maybe we should push up some daisies come spring ?

If dressing up is your bag of tricks, get your costumes in the ready for our annual apartment party on Friday November 26th (date corrected from earlier post - don't loose your sh!t please) . This year we reprise The Superheroes and Villain Party . This annual event is precluded by my college posse's, the Derelict Garden Tool's 20th Annual Pagan Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday November 22nd in Montclair.

I am on my way out to New Brunswick to catch my kids, Thomas Francis Takes His Chances play at the Court Tavern. I know this is short notice, so we also have a show planned for this Saturday in a loft space in Newark. The kids, play with Luna Vroum who is currently touring through the United States with several musicians performing “Le Forêt du Moyen” (the Middle Forest), an original noise cabaret fairy tale. In addition to Chlöe Mandel, Luna Vroum’s “Forêt du Moyen” includes Andy March of Youth Club Records, Alley Dennig of SHV, and Corey Allan Hinchey and Jacques Mindreau of Krasnogorsk. The space is about 10-15 walk from the PATH in Newark, so catch a cab or just walk down Route 21 McCarter Highway until you get to 407 Mulberry. Doors are at 9pm. $7 beer included. Zed Never at 10 pm. Luna Vroum at 11 pm, TFTHC at midnight. As a bonus we are throwing in a FREE HOUR for everyone. Redeemable at 2am, so do everything you may regret between 1 am and 2 am.

On the JC side Saturday Night. DJ's Bearheist and Caligula will save daylight at the White Star. Jessie says he's breaking out the laser discs for this one. At Luckys. Sean Kiley, last Saturday's Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel fame spins with Leonard Smalls. JC's Olde Ghost plays the Lamp Post along with Those Mockingbirds for the debut show of a new RYE COALITION Outfit ----- Cold Fur

On Sunday, the Hoboken Art Studio Tour runs from noon to 6 pm. At Paul Vincent Gallery will have a closing reception with Live Jazz for 58's Chief Executive, Orlando Reyes' : A New Kind of Science .

On Friday Night, REM, fakernaughts , Jody Porter and the Black Swans play the Rockwood Music Hall. And April Smith and the Last Picture and the Honey Brothers play Maxwells

Next Friday,  John Fesken's Ehullek Tragedies opens at 58.  The event will be without any live music performance as will future not city sponsored events until we move forward and get 58 rezoned. On Tuesday November 16th we are beginning 58's Longevity Campaign with a volunteer meeting to get our supporters invovled with applying for a zoning variance. Oh yeah this is going to be fun :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Ghost of Uncle Joe's Party FYI's or My Last Will and Testaments

Although there won't be a quiz, I wanted to make sure you zombies and ghouls are all experts on this Saturday's Fundraiser.

+++ Please be respectful of the cemetery grounds and those persons in attendance in spirit +++++

DO NOT Smoke around the graveyard. Smoke in the driveway area only and DO NOT LITTER
DO NOT Lean on, sit on, play on the Gravestone. Most of them are older than you.
BE CAREFUL walking the grounds of  the cemetery. The walkways are old and some of the ground has settled. DO NOT - DO NOT go into any restricted areas as there are dangerous and most likely have poison ivy as well.

The event is outdoors,  and it starts at 5 pm and ends at 10 pm. It's a fundraiser for the Cemetery. (since you are not the charity please donate $10.) You need to be 18 to enter and will need to sign a waiver to enter.

Set Times : 5:15 Motorhead, 6:00 REM, 6:45 Neutral Milk Hotel, 7:30 The Descendents, 8:15 The Misfits, 9:00 The Cramps.

Parking. Please park your car down the hill from the cemetery. There is no Parking on Newark Ave.

Food and Drinks  Lucinda's Crepe truck will be on hand serving food until 9:30 pm. Yes,  I rented a porto-potty. You can BYOB to this event. We will also have ghoulish libations available.

ZOMBIE AFTERLIFE PARTY at the LAMP POST with Six Six Six to Eight Mathematics and the Bloodwave Surfers afterwards . DJ Scottie " escape if you can" FREE and Rigormortus Tony. Drink Specials. Prizes and the lot.

Other spooky stuff this weekend.

FRIDAY : Late Night Curiosities at ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS 10:30 pm and Midnight $5 donation
SATURDAY : Circus at Parlay Studios | Burlesque, Live Music 9 pm $10 donation
SUNDAY : Halloween - yeah this would actually be the real deal. Stay Dressed

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday | Funday

Volleyball is on for today, great weather plus we are grilling.
1:30 pm sharp at Morris Canal to set up please. Early birds get the games.

Wyldlife CMJ show in Brooklyn tonight at 8 pm.
Musicberg of Williamshall 265 Mckibbin Street Brooklyn NY 1120
Read more:
last night to adopt a CMJ student from Kansas

next saturday : The Ghost of Uncle Joe's Fundraiser Party for|at the Historic JC and Harsimus Cemetery ..!/event.php?eid=168300293185426

The Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Fundraiser
at the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery
Saturday October 30th 5 pm to 10 pm
$10 suggested donation all profits to
benefit for the Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery
Cemetery Gates open at 5:00 pm
with performances by
Motor Head (Aminal)
early REM (Jody Porter and the Black Swans)
Neutral Milk Hotel (The Mangums)
the Descendents (Any Day Guilt Trip)
The Misfits (Glenn D and the Lodi 3)
The Cramps (the Demand deLUXed)
plus a special surprise guest band from beyond.
Zombie Parade to the Lamp Post
for an After Life Party with
Six Six Six to Eight Mathematics & The Blood Wave Surfers
and a Zombie Dance Party with Headless DJ and  Scott “I Eat Brains” Free

For more information on volunteering to help the HJC&H Cemetery
check out http:\\
++ Rain-date Sunday October 31st ++

Saturday, October 23, 2010

a quick Run Down from a runned down

heres a quick run down of what i knwo for today, as in saturday

History Rocks at the Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery. 
10am - 2 pm “BRAVO” Battlefield Archaeology Dig Demonstration!!!!
*Meet American Civil War & Revolutionary War re-enactors * Historic demonstrations & exhibits
*Pumpkin contest * Bring the Kids * Fun for all ages!!
2 pm – 7pm “History ROCKS!!!” CONCERT
Darren Deicide, Nathan Carpenter, Greg Greg, Mr. Indifferent, The Old Man & his Po’ Buckra,
and The Black Hollies!!
7 pm - Ghosts & Legends Twilight Tour donation - $7 Adults $5 Kids & Seniors

Art Harvest at Art House Production noon to 5 pm (SAT & SUNDAY)
Art  Harvest at Hamilton Square continues this Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th from noon-5pm (weather permitting) with an exciting lineup of music, theater and performance! If you haven't checked out Hamilton Square's 500-bale hay maze yet -- come on out! You've got to see it to believe it!
PLUS: Hot apple cider!Baked goods! Crafts for kids! Halloween photo stand!
SATURDAY FEATURES DJ Dancing Tony spins all day! Performances:  The Tell-Tale Heart (By Edgar Allan Poe) at 12:30pm , Music by Kelly St. Patrick at 1:30pm, Story Haven story fun for kids at 2:15pm,
The Theater Company presents Margaret Leone and Howard Richman at 3:00pm, The short play, "Free Game" at 3:45pm,  "Wailing Well" (By M. R. James) at 4:00pm
SUNDAY FEATURESDJ Purple Stuff and Global Soul Project DJs spin all day!Performances: Gray Morringer (By Richard Kirkwood)) at 12:45pm, Story Haven story fun for kids at 1:30pm, Music by Roland Ramos at 2:15pm, Music by David W. Jacobsen at 3:15pm,  The short play, "Free Game" at 4:00pm

BIKE SHOW at BIKEJC Fundraiser at the Golden Cicada 4 pm to7 pm
Pre-libations ride through Liberty State Park, Meet at south-west corner of Grand and Jersey, 3 pm
Rain or shine To Get in THE BIKE SHOW: email photo, make, model, & the story of your bike to fall and Jersey City bicycling with Bike JC
*BIKE SHOW - Small prizes for the best bikes on display * Cocktails, and conversation with the transit-obsessed, proceeds to benefit  BikeJC. Golden Cicada, 195 Grand Street

Svend Lieback portraits photos from Dylan Egon show on display. books on sale for $50. It's like a Jersey City Yearbook.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A New Kind of Science by Sunday at Pual Vincent Gallery 3 pm to 7 pm

58's #1, Orlando Reyes has his first solo exhibit of the new decade today at Paul Vincent Gallery. Come check this one out, Jersey City Police can shut it down (it's in Hoboken) 3 pm to 7 pm.

Volleyballer's wetaher looks great. Rurik has the new and I think he's Tivo- ing the Giants Game.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Skate or Buy

Parlay Studios is hosting an all skate event tomorrow [sat]
Then afterwards, you'll need to leave the kids with the sitter (6pm to 10 pm)
rsvp for after party

Sunday | DJ Street Justice + Xtina "Shipwreck" Cruz + Dancing Tony
Stoop Sale 516 Jersey Ave #2 [10 am - 5 pm ]

Volleyball is also on for Sunday at 1 pm
If you haven't please reach out to Tracey [646-468-9962]
 and wish her well
as she is recovering from surgery 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thomas Carlson Bike was stolen yesterday near Hamilton Park

sad enough,  after a great Art Tour Weekend. Thomas Carlson's bike was stolen near Hamilton Park.
it's pretty unique so if you see/saw anyone with this bike,  please try to stop them or buy it back. no questions asked.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Public Nuisance

Please join us Friday evening for Public Nuisance.
Opening Reception with DJ Motor Funker 7 pm.

Petition Drive All weekend
Court Date : Monday October 4th 9 am.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Brinkman Playeth

Hey all wow, these blog post are getting even smaller and have less informantion (even this sentence is unessary filler)

This weekend is all about Superchunk for me, oh that and a splice of Pavement.

I am leaving Larry Brinkman in control for Full Body Wax on Saturday at the White Star.

In essense,  I am on vacation. Wish you were here.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

I only have time to scream

Thanks to everyone who came out for Kirk Bray's openings at 58 on Thursday and Friday.
Apologies to Fancy Colors for having to cancel their show
Special thanks to JC Fridays for Shayfer James and the Old Glorys

thanks to a over powering power nap I missed TFTHC at Third Ward last night . Bad Dad . Bad Dad.

Sunday : Oops another mistake. Ladies on the mike is next Sunday. Just as good . NFL Kickoff Party today at Lucky's (free buffet at 12:45. Better take a chance on something cause unless someone comes to pick up the net,  Volleyball is taking a break this Sunday.

Exposure : Group Photography show at Paul Vincent Gallery today (U) from 3 to 7 pm.

The rest of MY week, Saturday : return of Full Body Wax with Larry Brinkman (Any Day Parade). and Superchunk coming to town.

Friday, September 10, 2010

JC Fridays | Rubulad Benefit Saturday with TFTHC @ Third Ward Brooklyn

here's your nut shell - get cracking

also quick shout out for Ladies on the Mike this Sunday at Made with Love FREE 2 pm to 6 pm

Friday, August 27, 2010

JC Kickball Tourney This Weekend Sat and Sunday

Thansk Everyone who came out to the Last Band Standing Last Sunday.
Competition continue to roll at this weekend's KickBall Torney | a benefit for the Learning Community Charter School and the Roberto Clemente Little League.

Here's the Schedul and Rules.
It's not to late to join in. Show up at noon and join the K-Team $15.
10 am set-up

11 :00 Game 1 : White Star (PDR) vs Human Centipedes

12 :30 Game 2 : Lucky Sevens vs the K Team (Scab Team)

1 :45 Game 3 : Kuntballers vs. Human Centipedes

3 :30 Game 4 : the K Team vs Dads (TFTHC)

4:45 Game 5 : Bar Brawl" Luckys vs White Star

6:00 Game 6 : Kuntzballers vs Dads

7:30 All Star Game Night Game

Sunday Playoffs

The top 4 teams play. Placement will be based upon wins, then runs scored, then runs scored against, then penalties.

12:00 1st place vs 4th place
1:15 2nd place vs 3rd place
2:30 Chumpionship Match
3:45 Championship Match
5:00 Award Ceremony

Confirmed Teams

Kuntzballers | Democratic People's Republic of the White Star | The Human Centapedes |
Lucky 7's | Dads | The K Team

Jersey City Kickball Rules

This event is a benefit for to children's organization, Have fun like kids just don't act like a baby or bully.
No Bouncies. Pitched balls may not be fired down towards home plate and shall not be excessively bouncy. Teams can force a change in pitcher once an inning by shouting "we want a pitcher, not a belly itcher (three times)".

Kickers must kick the ball behind or on home plate. Kickers can not come into contact with a ball before it reaches home plate. Balls hit in front of the plate are considered foul.

No Bunting. A ball must reach half the distance to first base to be considered fair. Bunt Balls are foul. 2 Foul Balls and you are out.

A Runner is out by force, but can also be called out if hit with the ball. Hitting a player in the face or any no-touch region will be considered safe and be awarded the base. Intentionally hitting a player in the face or jewels with the ball will lead to an expulsion from the game or tournament.

One Base Per Overthrow Balls that miss the base for a force out or miss the runner allow the player (and any other runners) to advance one extra base only. Runners can not advance when the pitcher has control of the ball on the mound.
No Leading “ Players may only leave the base once the ball is kicked. Players that advance before the ball is put into play will be considered out.

Teams must have minimum of eight players, and a maximum of 10 players on the field. Players substituted during a game can not return to play.

Teams must have at least 4 women with two women playing in the infield (excluding the catcher) Teams with less than 4 women will be penalized 2 runs per women difference in team rosters. For example : if one team fields 4 women and the opposing team fields 2 women. The team with the least amount of women will begin with the score of -4 runs.
Each Game consists of 5 innings or 45 minutes. Tie games shall be decided by sudden-death, best of three rock-paper-scissors play.
Each Team has 10 kickers per inning. The inning is finished when the last batter is called out or the ball is placed on home plate. If the ball is caught for an out or the runner is out at first base, no runs scored will count. If a team has less than 10 players, the kicking order will continue through the top of the order as long a four women (or the number of female kickers from the opposing team) have already kicked. If there is a difference then the next kicker will be a female from that team.) The first kicker for each inning is the corresponding kicker for each inning. For instance, the first kicker in the order kicks first in the first inning, the Third kicker in the order kicks first in the third inning. Capice ?

Weather Permitting, players who reach first base are awarded with a water balloon that can be used for defensive base running. It is recommended that each team have a first base coach to hand a water balloon to a player who shall reach past first base on their initial kick. Players who reach second or third base without getting a water balloon when passing first shall not be provided with a water balloon. Water Balloons should also not be throw at a persons face. While supplies last. No waterguns or Artic Freezers please.

Shoes and Attire - Players can not wear any type of cleats or boots or any such item or accessories that may cause injury to another player or the kickball.

Big Ball Inning : We will be using a 8.5 regulation kickball for most of the game. But one inning during the game, a 16 in mega ball will be used, the kicking team chooses when.

Double or Nothing Scoring: One time per game a kicker may signal “double or nothing” the call must be acknowledged by the referee and the opposing teams captain or pitcher. During this play any runs that score shall count as double points. However, if any runner is out during the play, all of the runner are out and no runs shall count.

SPORTSMANSHIP : The referees' word in final. Excess arguing with the referee will lead to first a warning (yellow card) and then second ejection (red card).


Alcohol is prohibited in the park. The white star is right across the street. Plan according and do not be that stupid asshole that brings beer onto the field.

There is to be no smoking on the field or in the dugout either.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Battle(s) of Jersey City

Musical and Athletic Supremacy will be fought over the next two weeks in Jersey City. This Sunday 8 bands will try to out play each other in Last Band Standing at Parlay Studios. The event is a fundraiser for the 4th Street Art and Music Festival (Saturday October 3rd). Not that you enjoy or need alcohol to have fun, but New Jersey Beer Company is sponsoring this event with Chili Master Christopher Silk concocting some treats as well. $5 donation please.

The following weekend (August 28th and 29th), mild-athleticism flourishes again with the our 3rd Annual JC Kickball Tournament. This two day event is a fundraiser for the Learning Community Charter School and the Roberto Clemente Little League. Last year's Champs,  the Kuntzballers look to repeat their title, but with the Democratic People's Republic of the White Star ending their boycott and  Easy Riders looking to end their reign at number two,  things can spell trouble for a Kuntzballers teams decimated by defections and  injuries. New contenders, Thomas Francis Takes his Chances, the Human Centipedes, and Lucky Seven's look hot as well. $125 per team or $15 per person email me at rockitdocket(at) or text me at 973-219-9696 if you want in. I have a bunch of solos so don't be scared to have fun.

Other things

Saturday Night (8/21)

Candice's bday Party at the Lamp Post with In Musth and Thomas Francis Takes His Chances. DJ WILLIAM MCCAMIE (all caps as specified) plays Full Body Wax at the White Star. Sean of SDquare Wave Punch fame co-djs with Leonard Smalls at Lunky's.
Sunday (8/22) Volleyball at 1 pm.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

the american way

Jersey City may be cutting it's budget on Fireworks (actually, they have been canceled) but that doesn't equate to us cancelling the annual July 4th BBQ and Volleyball. NOPE, it means another DIY opportunity in Jersey City.

Jersey City Festival of Lights Party (no relation to the Hannukah)

Dance party

Noon to Doom. (set-up at 11 am)

Folks here's what we need to do, without burning down half of Jersey City, we need to illiminate the coast. So bring flash lights, colored lights, glow sticks, and think abourt a way that we let launch a giant, illuminated balloon to let Macy's know that we blew our fireworks money on crack. :) JC's infamous Illuminiationist NORM FRANCOUR filling the minivan. I plan to bring a generator so we have a power source.

If all goes according to plans once dusk comes, we will have an illuminated, karaoke, dance party on the waterfront.

WHAT TO BRING (text me or message below)

Bring Games :

We have the volleyball net set up, but only 12 people can play at once so check your parents garage for :
Horseshoes, Paddleball, Bocce, Frisbee

Bring Food for the BBQ:
We will have two grills :

I am marinating a coupel of london broils and veggies for the griil. Burgers and Hot Dogs are covered, but how about some chicken, or somefunky type of sausages, veggie burgers ? or better yet help cook.

Bring something to drink : 

I am bringing two cases of water and soda, and making some lemonade. Jersey City Police frown upon bringing a keg to the park so use your f*cking brain folks and maybe make some punch. also we will most likely Big Red Plastic cups 16oz.

Help DJ ?
Help Clean-up ?
Help Norm set-up his lights ?

If you haven't gotten the point yet, if your idea of contributing to a group is just showing up with a pack of cigarettes, do me a favor and find another BBQ. Thanks I love you Jersey City but it's time you got your sh+t together
Message up on what you can Bring.
973-219-9696 cell

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

hell or high water

Wed : Groove on Grove will be indoors at Sawadee, unless we are outside : Audiobodies and Pat Van Dyke play.

Friday : Art House Productions Karaoke Beach Party 8 pm to 11:30 pm $ donation. White Star 5 Year Anniversary Party 10 pm to 3 am.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Give You Shelter or Exile on Grove Street

With perhaps some strange irony,  Delexilio and their Cuban-rock-dance stylings will perform in exile, as Groove on Grove takes shelter at Bar Majestic tonight.  Delexilio plays in support their self titled debut album, Delexilio, here's a review. The weathered walls of Bar Majestic should be a great back drop for the Revolution. The party platform continues with Forbidden Fruit, bringing the Original Reggae Soul to help keep you moving at Island Speed. Show starts at 6pm.

This Friday, please help 58 and welcome Plausible Inventions. works by Nicolas Lampert and Colin Matthes. DJ Scott FREE spins all night,  with a special performance by Fancy Colors (members Jupiter One) at 9 pm sharp.

Plausible Inventions is a collaborative installation by Nicolas Lampert and Colin Matthes that addresses a world engulfed in its own technology. Lampert and Matthes transform the gallery into an “inventors workshop” of low-tech machines, hybrid creatures, blueprints, drawings, notes, models, survival objects, and scrap leftovers that are both fantastical and commonplace.

Nicolas Lampert is a Milwaukee / Chicago interdisciplinary artist focusing on collage, graphic art, street art, collective art practices, and writing. Primarily, he is known for the series “machine-animal collages” that has been exhibited in many formats from the streets to zines to community art spaces to the MASS MoCA and the MOMA. Collectively, he works with the Justseeds Artist's Cooperative.

Colin Matthes is a Milwaukee artist who works across a range of media including drawing, sculpture, installation, public art, print, and collective projects. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Denmark, Spain, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Austria. This summer he will travel to Belgium to complete a residency at Scheld’apen. He works collectively with Justseeds Artist’s Cooperative ( His website is
On Saturday and Sunday, ArtHouse Productions is looking for some volunteers to help rebuild the Castle after the storming of a JC Fridays and The Constant Never. They need to ready themselves for their Summer Blowout Saturday June 18th. Get out your beach wear for this super summer Jam.
Welcome to our first official volunteer email at ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS! We are trying to make this as simple and clear as possible. You are receiving this email because you have expressed interest in volunteering with us in the past -- and we need your help! If you'd like to be removed from this email, simply click "unsubscribe" at the bottom.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED THIS WEEKEND! Please come by our space and help us organize -- there is a lot to do to transform our performing stage area to an open space in time for our Summer Blowout. There is a wide range of work -- from light organization to moving risers and lighting equipment, from mopping to sorting fabric. It's a great chance to meet your neighbors and find out more about our organization! VOLUNTEER HOURS: THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 12TH FROM 12PM-6PM.THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 13TH FROM 11AM-5PM. LOCATION:   IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT US ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY  (if you need help finding us or have questions):  Call or text CHRISTINE GOODMAN at 917-902-9893or call or text JACK HALPIN at 646-351-9214.
Thank you for donating your time and energy! Hope to see you this weekend!

If you are planning on breaking out your bikini or speedo for Art House's Summer Jam on the 18th. Schedule a visit at White Star's Full Body Wax Saturdays. It's an all Vinyl Solution to your Saturday Nights. This weekend, DJ Dancing Tony gives it a spin.

The House of Leaves and Hello, Boat are at the Lamp Post this Saturday.

Friday, June 4, 2010

58 bands tonight. sarin mchugh and the everyman 9 pm. radio exiles 10 pm. special set thomas francis takes his chances 10 45

Happy 5th Birthday JC Fridays

JC Fridays celebrates it's 5th year of offering a city-wide day of art-music-performance arts.
check out their link above for the full listing.

Dancing Tony and Team Rock-it Docket are working on two events.

Grove on Grove - JC Fridays Special Edition with a Side order of Creative Grove
5 to 11 pm.  Live music by  Heather Duby (6pm) , Rebecca Velejo Project ( 7 pm ). Tris McCall and the Housing Bubble (8 pm) and the One and Nines (9pm). Stage Lights By Norm Francour. 

Arsenal and Animal : by Dylan Egon at 58 - Closing Reception 7 to 11 pm ?
Dylan Egon unveils the contents of the trunk tonight ! Special performance by
Sarin McHugh and the Everyman 9 pm, and the Radio Exiles 10 pm.
DJ Steff " Street Justice" all night 

check out the rest of the great JC Fridays events here.


Moustache Party with DJ's Caligula and Gocha at the White Star's all vinyl Full Body Wax 10 pm to 3 am Men, don and groom that facial hair for a Moustache Themed  Party. Drink special and prizes. Ladies, no need to fret, artificially grooming counts tonight too.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Jersey (city) Shore Weekend

You don't have to be beach bummed out this weekend if you cna leave the zipcode! JC can still be your shore bet with live music, bbq's, and volleyball.

Friday :

Au Capiero Fundraiser at 58 with Kiwi the Child
Allo Darlin, Palmyra, Mike Beauchamp, Laurel Premo @ Lex Leonard Gallery 8:30 pm

Flaiming Fire at Pianos


A Hymn 1st Annual Gospel Showcase noon to 3pm . @ Ahymn (Jersey Ave btwn Wayne and Columbus)
Subway Surfers at Lakeside Lounge 11pm FREE


Volleyball at Morris Canal


Volleyball and BBQ at Morris Canal

hey I'll comment on my own post for HUMBY

Monday, May 24, 2010

She who laughs last, laughs best

Melissa Surach's Babyhole will take it's final laugh tomorrow night at the Lamp Post. Ms. Surach,  who works tirelessly (performance evaluations available upon request) at three different jobs to put her dog dirty through obedience school, pulled babyhole out of a black-hole of absent comedy in Jersey City. Now, three years after first stealing tips to feed her penchant for alcohol, Jersey City's longest running comedy night will have it's last laugh this Tuesday Night.

To mark this special occasion,  the new owner's of the Lamp Post are keeping the kitchen and back dining room open until 10 pm. When the last plate is cleared, Melisa will set up her joke warehouse for the last time.  Special musical guest, Ace Case and the Cross Country All-Stars play first,  Mike Recine hosts, with  stand up performances by Rosie RebelMark Normand. and sketch comedy from local comedy troupe Upset Triangle .  Along the way, the final six slots for local comics will be be partitioned off.  Remember, it may be easy to be a wise-ass, but  it takes guts to put your funny where your mouth is.  Don't miss tonight's punch line.

If the end of babyhole had brought you down, recover on Wednesday with the return of Groove on Grove to our outdoor location. Menacing clouds forced last Wednesday's classical performance indoors to Bar Majestic, but Manouche Bag and the Bryan Beninghove Trio will be tent-less for this installment. Bryan, who also performs at Skinner's Loft for Saturday Brunch will starts things off at 6 pm. At 7pm he joins  Manoche Bag, the french jazz-gypsy ensemble fronted by Madame Claude's proprietor Mattias Gustafsson. The stage is set for  a french resistance not worth missing.  Also, if you misssed there perforamce after lats Sunday's very sucessfull 10 mile Jersey City Bike Tour by Bike JC,  Grove Street Bikes, will reprise their BMX bike demo in between acts.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hello, I must be going.

After first reluctantly djing at the Lamp Post on Tuesday Nights nearly 3 years ago. I officially resigned form my (no longer mine)  lamp post yesterday. It's not that I didn't enjoy there finally being a lock on the men's bathroom, or the fact the new owners removed that crappy espresso machine and dirty ass popcorn machine, it's just time for me to move on, oh who am I kidding, you, me?

Anyway, my roommate Bill McCamie ( ie MY NEW SINGLE IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES) has his first Thursday Night gig at the newly renovated Hamilton Inn. It's an all night Happy Hour tonight.

Well like I said I must be going ....

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

doing more with less (information)

Groove on Grove debut's  today with a special Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at the Grove Street PATH. I am happy to again be part of this local weekly music series runs that runs every Wednesday through the first week of September. The event is funded through the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID) and funded through the Urban Enterprise Zone. Our debut Fiesta has Rainbow Fresh, Lucha DJ, and Los Chispatores performing, with food and liquor sponsors, More, Bar Majestoc and Sawadee. Lucha DJ will also be spinning at Lucky Seven's Cinco de Mayo party tonight.

On Friday, Animals & Arsenal : new works by Dylan Egon opens at 58. This is Dylan's sixth solo show at 58, and as usual we are pulling out the stops for the opening reception. NYC Photographer Svend Lindbaek will be on hand, and along with the Black Hollies and DJ Pat Byrne . The opening begins at 7 pm with the Black Hollies performing at 9 pm sharp.

Saturday : Jeff Marino of the One and Nine's will host Full Body Wax (formerly the Vinyl Solution) at the White Star. Thomas Francis Takes his Chances and the Jack Parsons Moonchild  play at 660 Grand on Saturday Night.

Sunday : Mother Day Volleyball at 1 pm.

other notables : Art House Productions the Constant Never opens this weekend and will run through three successive weekends. check it out

Thursday, April 29, 2010

new owners. new bar top. new bathroom walls. new bar stools. same dancing tony at the lamp post tonight. joe and katrina behind the bar.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

jason cieradowski from American Watercolor Movement tonight at Bar Majestic | Board of Education Election or 3a + 5a = 8a

Hey registered voters and music affectionados,
Jason Cieradowski of American Watercolor Movement is performing free tonight (Tuesday) at Bar Majestic. He will be joined by AWM's drummer/beat master Brain Wilson. The show is free and starts at 8pm.
Before you come, make sure you vote in the Jersey City Board of Education. My recommendation is Carol Lester 5A, she was instrumental in establishing the Learning Community Charter School,  and is endorsed by One Jersey City and Stephen Fulop. Councilman Fulop is also endorsing candidates who occupy the 3A and 8A spots. So just remember 3a + 5a = 8a, that's algebra.
You can get a profile of all of the candidates at

Dancing Tony
Jersey City Department of Love and Leisure

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

ready... set.... dodgeball

Space is quickly running out for spaces in this Saturday's dodgeball benefit at the Learning Community School. Text the Dodgeball Hot line 973-219-9696 if you want in. Otherwise, just come and enjoy the competition from the gymnasium balcony,  if you are betting , we've got teams from White Star, Lucky Seven's, Fourth Street, Jersey City Tattoo, Thomas Francis Takes his Chances, along with a couple of non- aligned fringe groups and even a renegade 4th grader who is looking to take you down.  In addition, the LCCS Parent Teacher Organization is rolling out the snack bar for the scrimmage, speaking of bars, this is an elementary school and although you are big kids, there is to be no alcohol brought into the school. And just like Hoboken, there will be a zero tolerance for anyone who should have stayed at the Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade. Save yourself for the after party at Lucky Seven's, first place and last place get bar tabs with drink specials and additional prizes for the rest.

Equally big this weekend is JC Friday., this event is so city wide they names it after Jersey City. Founded na organized by Art House Productions , there is more stuff than you can shake a stick of cheese at.  Thursday night, Art House will cover their walls for Jersey City's longest running spoken word poetry night. .  Their group show Invention: reinvention opens with the rest of us on JC Friday. At 58, we'll give you one last look at the Urban Audio Manifest by Mikal Hameed bring your ipods, mp3 players for some art interaction. At 9:30 pm by local rapper Owen Wilson will opens our live music performances followed by Jersey City indie rockers Wyldlife .  and next Friday join us for COUNTERTHEORY : Works by Favianna Rodriguez.

_gaia also  takes their Wonder Women to NJCU for Ah. Motherland Thursday Night til 8:30 pm.
Their closing reception is March 25th

WW5: Ah, Motherland! created a collective dialogue and artwork that explored the dynamic issues of emigration and (im)migration into the United States. As the projects came into focus, it became clear that notions of home, family, culture, and heritage are as as fluid and rich as the work being created. The exhibition illustrates a collective journey to determine the participants' knowledge of (im)migration, as well as to set a new standard of living with cultural relatedness and awareness. Each project represents a personal struggle with (im)migration and it’s effect on identity. Anjelika Krishna drapes her heirloom saris to create new representations of self and identity that includes a merger of east and west. Sonali Sridhar explores technology, tradition and design in "Odhni," a traditional Indian textile that harnesses solar energy.

After your are done with your art shuffling on JC Fridays. Check out DJ George Fernandez at Boca Grande. The event is a fundraiser for Haitian Earthquake Relief. (There is also an Haitian fundraiser in Brooklyn earlier At Iron Monkey, Any Day Parade is playing their fundraiser for their SXSW show. Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen is playing as well. At Maxwell's on JC Friday, tris mccall & the housing bubble plays with Hey Tiger , Proslar Mechanics, Double Breasted and Dave Patten. Tris is on second to last.  On Saturday Night, the full sounds of In Musth and Aminal play at the Lamppost.  On Tuesday Night, Reggae-soul Forbidden Fruit (with Roland Ramos) plays a Bar Majestic new Tuesday Night Music series, not to be confused with Lucky Sevens Tuesday Night shows. Make sure you make it out of Hoboken before Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade, they have zero tolerance for shenanigans by crazy leprechauns.

Supporting live music is one thing. But supporting music all together can be done at Jersey City's and the world wide webbed WFMU. Give them a call and drop some change in the bucket, during these fundraiser you can get them to stray off the consistently inconsistent programming.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm Sorry Spanky I have to live my own life

This week's format is "Me First", followed by an daily listing.    (You can just scroll down or become my facebook friend if you want to know what events I will be "attending")
With Lucky Sevens closed for a Mercy shoot, The He-man woman haters club will be accepting temporary memberships from females for conditional entry to this evenings "Bros before Ho's" festivities at the Lamp Post.  Dawson, feel free to bring the rest of your friends down to our creek, 382 Second Street. DJ Leonard Smalls and I will unite for another danceable affair, real man Chuck Daly (JC Tattoo Co.) will be back next week.  On Saturday Night, Leonard Smalls and I separate, as I'll be spinning at the White Star's Vinyl Solution, which will follow, Jim Vande Wounde Shopping Cart Landscape. art opening at the White Star.

On Sunday, my stomach and I help raise money for the 2010 4th Street Arts Music Festival with our gastronomical Chili Cook Off.  Much like our Macaroni and Cheese benefit last year. Five dollars will give you an all you chili you can eat affair. Judges, Downtown Councilman Steven Fulop, and Star-Ledger’s Pete Genovese of the Star Ledger, and the Jersey City Museum’s Brendan Carroll will award one top prize while mob justice will award prizes to Jersey City's finest crock pots. The event is being held at the spacious Parlay Studios at 161 Second Street (or more notable- behind the behind of Shoprite)

Next Tuesday, a new Live Music Series begins at Bar Majestic.  New owner,  Dave Pomplin has reduced his wine prices and refocused the menu back to a Mediterranean flavor complimenting flavors and with the sounds of Fiesta Flamenca for this inaugural event.  On March 9th, Roland Ramos give you plays with members of his  Forbidden Fruit , Kilsy's  bosa nova lounge act, The Touristas, play on March 23rd. These shows start at around 8 pm with musicians playing two sets. Currently, I am booking these shows along with the summer's Groove on Grove festival, as well as shows at the Jersey City Museum and 58 events. Email me with your band links if you are interested. Our next show at 58 will be a special JC Fridays. performance by local indie|rockers the Wyldlife

I am also happily getting back into the sporting mode with the first Jersey City Dodgeball Scrimmage on March 6th.  Much like smoking, and alcohol, Dodgeball has been banned is many schools for exposing children to the sometimes cruel world that adults live in. For $80, Co-ed groups 6 will compete in this fundraiser to benefit the children of the Learning Community Charter School. There are prizes for the First and Last place teams with fun for all at out after party at Lucky Seven's.

Finally, the studio apartment next to mine ($950/month, heat and hot water included), along with several downtown spots I know off are available. Email if you are looking for something.

now to this weekend, where I will plug up the holes from above.


+Go Figure works by Robert Piersanti, Norm Kirby and Matt Cap @ Fish with Braids Gallery FREE 6 to 9
+Billy John Moore's Gallery Show at the Saffron (that new building on Neewark acroos from Hollywood aka Something's going down - Chicken FREE T6:00pm to 9 pm
+ Figure Drawing at the Jersey City Art School $10 7:30pm
+Acoustic Music at Louise and Jerry's Today 8:00pm
+ Exile in Guyville at the Lamppost with DJs Dancing Tony and Leonard Smalls Today 10:00pm


Closing Reception for The Art of John Selburg with live music The Waltz - PJ Bond $5 at Paul Vincent Studios Hoboken Friday 7:00pm
Damon Dash Invites you to The Dash Gallery Grand Opening Friday 7:00pm
AHP co-presents Guitarist DAN LIPPEL at the Con Vivo Bach Festival FREE Friday 8:00pm
Ben Franklin destroys Kearny NJ (All Ages) Friday 9:00pm
Jay Reatard Memorial Show at the Iron Monkey FREE 11pm .
DJ William McCamie at Porto-Lounge FREE 10pm
DJ Jason at Bar Majestic FREE 10 pm


Legal Eagles seminar at Art House Productions  Saturday 2:00pm
Garden State Rollergirls Season Kick-off Party & Fundraiser Saturday 7:00pm
Shopping Cart Landscapes at the White Star Bar Saturday 7:00pm
WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice, Secret Country, and Roadside Graves at Maxwells Saturday 8:00pm
lucky 7's presents a nite of david bowie Saturday 8:00pm
The Vinyl Solution : Saturday Nights with Dancing Tony at the White Star Bar Saturday 10:00pm
Higgins at the Lamppost FREE two sets 10:30pm
DJ William McCamie at Porto-Lounge FREE 10pm
DJ Leonard Smalls at Luckys
DJ Jason at Bar Majestic FREE 10 pm
DJ Motorfunker at LITM
"All Hail to the Chief" Saturday 11:55pm


The Asbury Lanes Garage Sale and Vinyl Swap Sunday 12:00pm
4th Street Arts ~ Chilli Cook-off Sunday 2:00pm
DJ William McCamie at Luckys FREE 10 pm


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

snow blasted

with snow bounding and binding around for the evening we are all best dressed to boot -up and out into the night!  (for those of you who had planned to storm the city hall council meeting this evening for a snowball fight against the proposed tax increase, the meeting has been adjourned). this is just a quick listing. keep your mittens on !

+ Bryan Beninghove at Boca Grande CANCELLED
+street "plow" justice DTJC night at the Lamp Post.
+dj lucha the mexican snowman at luckys.
+ tris mccall & the senate judiciary committee at piano's 10pm


+ manouche bag at Madame Claude's
+sing your heard out valentine karaoke party - i've got a full arsenal of music to sing along to.  i am divided the selection between, love songs, longing lyrically, the jilted and scorned. roses and chocolates for the ladies drink specials for the guys.
+ladies night at luckys with leonard smalls


+ comedy night at Stockinette $3 - 8pm
+ thomas francis takes his chances at maxwells $8 10 pm with the invincible gods
+ the mcmickle brothers with Kagero anmd the Pochistas at Tierney Upstairs in Montclair $5 9 pm

+ Jahna Rain's - Songs we love at the V Solution
+ DJ Leonard Smalls and Dancing Tony at Luckys
+ DJ Jason at  Bar Majestic

sunday - valentine's day

+  $14 heard tattoos at Jersey City Tattoo Comp. noon to 5 pm


+ Babyhole at LP

the deadline to get involved with the Craft Mafia's is this Friday. contact megulic(at)
next Sunday (4-21) is the 4th Street Arts Chili Cook-off  at parlay studios
the following saturday (4-27) is the JC Dodgeball Scrimmage at LCCS

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fridays First.

Congrats to Balance Hair Salon on raising $1,000 with their Haircuts for Haiti fundraiser last Sunday, not only did they raise money for a needy cause,  but 50 people in the neighborhood now look Groovier ! Haircuts and styles may be the medium to express one self, but this Friday evening you can get a sneak preview of Hair Tactics at the Target : First Fridays at the Jersey City Museum. The group show features texts written in hair, fancy hair motifs used to decorate a love letter, extravagant and multi-colored wigs, drawings featuring hair-covered bodies, and ladies with elaborate up-dos.  Entrance to the museum is free, with hands on crafts for the families from 5 pm to 7pm. The evening is complimented with a wine tasting by Terlato Wines and some ice cold ones compliments of the White Star  DJ Neil McCoy is filling in for Street Justice (who was summoned to duty at Maxwells) with music in the atrium. At 7 pm, Heather Duby and Higgins perform in the 151 seat auditorium ($8 for JCM members, $10 without).

Music doesn't stop on Friday Night, and in fact is the theme for m11x's Urban Audio Manifesto #3. at 58. 58 Gallery proudly presents the third part of Mikal Hameed’s sound art series entitled “Urban Audio Manifesto #3”. In this exhibit, Mikal Hameed reinvents how we see, hear and interact with art. His interactive “plug and play” works allow the audience to plug their smart devices (vinyl, phones, mp3, ipods etc.) directly into the art. This creates a participation based viewer experience, that lets the audience act as the DJ or sound controller. Hameed’s imaginative and inspiring works utilize vintage sound components and transform them into something modern, unique and completely interactive. Don't expect any DJ's for this opening, the artwork is you DJ,  it's a plug and play party so bring your wax, ipods, etc.

Afterwards,  we will be heading to Porto Lounge for a Bossa Nova after party with DJ Willliam McCamie. Those still looking for some Mint Tunes, should head to Maxwell's for the Mint 400 records showcase. Any Day Parade and Fairmont take the later spots. Say hello to Street Justice.

My apologies to Thursday, for skipping over you. I know we had spent most of today together and all I talk about is my longing for Friday. well Thursday, we still have today, and I know this may sound too forward, but I would like to start our with us getting naked. Of course, I don't me me and you, but actually obtaining nakedness with a Figure Drawing Class at the Jersey City Art School. If you feel uncomfortable with this, we could always go up to Art House Productions, for their Art House open mike and catch Uninvited and maybe take our own 5 minutes of performance ?  This all seems very funny I know, but I was actually thinking that I would love to take you out for for some comedy in the city tonight ?  Pat Byrne's comedy group the Upset Triangle is doing an unplugged show at the People's Improve Theatre. Joining the comedy troupe will be comedian Seth Herzog and Musician Vic Ruggiero ! Plus it's the ever comical Nick Fierro's debut performance. The afterwrads, we can head back to Luckys and  get you some Ladies Night specials. I on the other hand may need to see Chuck Daly for a Man Party.

(see Friday at start)

Saturday (one day before the Big Game) Is it possible to enjoy a night if you aren't an Saint or Colt. Of course, and Surely Betty will enjoy her birthday at the Lamp Post. Frankie & The Bugs start the celebration off and the make room for a a 12 band Punk Rock tribute by the Subway Surfers. That right 12 f+cking bands all wrapped into 4 dudes. It may be a good way to wipe out your popcorn addled brain from watching the Room at art House productions earlier in the evening. From WIKIPEDIA: The Room is a 2003 independent film written and directed by its star, Tommy Wiseau, who is also credited on screen as both the movie's producer and executive producer...The Room tells the melodramatic story of a love triangle between a man, his future wife, and his best friend. Without any studio support, Wiseau spent over $7 million on production and marketing for the film. Wiseau promotes the film as a black comedy and insists that its humor is actually intentional, although cast members have publicly disputed these claims and many audience members generally view the film as a poorly-made drama.  The Room has been cited by some critics as one of the worst films ever made, and has been called 'the Citizen Kane of bad movies.' After a brief run in Los Angeles, the film went on to develop a cult following..."  Heckling and popcorn throwing is encouraged.

Saturday also features a fundraiser for the Creative Grove Art Market at the Mary Bensen Gallery (369 3rd Street) The Frequent Friday Art Market, founded by Fish with Braids owner, Uta returns in warmer weather, coem out and suppport this neighborhood treasure . Expect wild outfits for this event.  It is Fasching, Karneval or Mardi Gras season!!Germans use any excuse to party. Most people actually. suggested $12 donation includes 2 drinks. There are prizes for best costume with a Colorful psychedelic projections by Elmgrove on dancing Elizabeth. Carnival is a pagan tradition adopted into Christian religions,originally intended to chase away bad spirits. Masks, tamtam with loud noises, and wild gestures should help the villages and cities free of threatening spirits. all through Europe, the Caribbean, south america and New Orleans it is celebrated, a long season from new years to Fat Tuesday!!

Besides the numerous Superbowl Parties for Sunday ( just walk into a bar or any person's house with a TV) Sunday is not totally devoted and devoid of other events. the Warehouse at 140 Bay hosts a brunch with dj Tomorrow, while Kelly Saint Patrick performs from 1 pm to 3pm at Made with Love from 3 pm to 5pm there is an art opening for Sweet Stitching's by Ashley Lucas. Those looking for a true alternative to the Big Game can hit up LITM's movie Princess Monoke and and Spirited away. Shoot me an email if you wantto know where I'll be cooking my trademark wings for The Superbowl.

If you didn't know it's Hudson Restaurant Week until the 12th. Here's the listing for Price Fixed 3 and 4 course meals .  Perhaps in response to this weekend Super Bowl. Next Week is Valentine's Day and President's Day on Monday the 15th.  I am gearing up for a sing your heart out Valentine Karaoke Party at the Love Post. It's going to be Mad Cupid !

If you are in the market to buy roses, diamonds, or a new Mercedes for your significant other but lack the resources, I got this great email from a local artist about Census Jobs. I took the test a couple of weeks ago, and once I give them a better detailed explanation of Question #23 I hope to come to your house. Here's his email.

I am a Jersey City resident and struggling artist. And have been receiving your helpful emails since I met you two summers ago when I met you at a Groove on Grove event (Any Day Parade). Anyway, The following info is rather dry but I wanted to Give you the heads up in case your followers and/or guests to the website and sponsored events might find it as helpful as I did.

You see I had been out of work for over six months and was about to  financially implode when I got this sweet gig with the Census Bureau. So, If you know anyone who needs a full time paycheck or just some extra part time cash, let them know about this.
The Census Bureau needs people from OUR community to record OUR numbers in order to serve US. The Census determines the number seats WE have in the House of Representatives and shape boundaries for state and local legislative and congressional districts which in turn helps determine how much Federal and State money WE get and where NEW SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, and other COMMUNITY FACILITIES are placed. On a more personal note it is where someone like me can get a GOOD PAYING, FLEXIBLE job between gigs. I took the test last month and am thrilled to doing community outreach now (despite my aversion to  politics and the state of our 'union'). It's interesting, engaging work and I'm getting Paid $20.50 an hour.
There is plenty of work out there, and that the hiring process is very  simple. You just call 866-861-2010 to schedule a test at a time and location most convenient to you (registration, instruction, and testing takes about an hour total). The test is for basic skills in math, reading, and mapping. Simple stuff. A sample of which is found at .

Dont Forget :

Thomas Francis Takes His Chances Friday Feb12th at Maxwells
4th Street Chili Cook off at Parlay Studios Sun Feb 21st
LCCS Dodgeball Fundraiser Sat Feb 28th

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

whats so funny

quick spill for tonight

jaden rogers solo show at LITM tonight 7 pm to 9 pm
air panther at luckys singer songwriter tonight 8 pm
babyhole at lampost with opening performance featuring rock and roll by The House of Leaves. Stand up by BabyHole favorites Dan St. Germain and Rachel Parenta. Plus, 6 open mic slots for stand up, sketch, musical comedy and funny videos. Hosted by Matt Kelly. FREE  9 pm
Eddie Spaghetti and WJ and the Sweet Sacrifice at DC's Tavern FREE 9 pm

Thursday, January 28, 2010

what rolls arounds come around

Hats off to Grove Street Bicycles and their used bike donation program. If you haven't opened last week's Jersey City Reporter because you are seeing how much moisture the paper can hold, here's the story.  Maybe now we should cut loose some abandoned frames? There has been a ten speed on tenth street that I watched survive the winter, only to recently loose both of its wheels. Poor thing. We can find a home for you, or at least an Art House to live at ? and things were very lively at last Saturday's Snow Ball.  If you want to get listed for this March 6th JC Fridays, make sure you have listing together by 5 pm tomorrow.

On the art side this weekend, tape artist, Kayt Hester has an opening tonight(R)  from 7 to 9 pm at at Fish with Braids Gallery. Fish with Braids owner, and Attrepreneur, Uta has also started a JC wide events blog at send her stuff.  Also this evening, the Jersey City Art School is hosting an art talk this evening at 8 pm for Illinois Artist John Sedburg. Paul Vincent Galleries hosts and art opening this Saturday at 3 pm for Mr. Sedburgs works. As for this Thursday evening, both groups will converge for a Porto Lounge after party. With 45 mile per hour winds,  you may need to take shelter elsewhere and as usual this Thursday Night offers something for both sexes.  DJ Leonard Smalls will melt ladies hearts with half price drinks at Lucky's, while I got for a man-u-mental evening at the Lamp Post. You of course don't need to choose either, and may simply your supply side economical mind to see the Demands free show tonight at the Lakeside Lounge in NYC. Bring some singles for the picture booth the show is free and starts at 9:15.

Get up early on Friday for the Jersey City Museum's African Diaspora Film Festival. The event runs on Friday and Saturday and features films and documentaries by artists of African descent. A full listing is at the Jersey City Museum's Events page.  Later on Friday evening, the Electro-Afro-Beatist Chicco Man, goes public at Joe's Public Theater, show starts at 11:30 pm, you can get tickets here.

With the 07302 confines, _gaia studios unveils their Wonder Women exhibition WW$: Money, Money, Money. A result of the Wonder Women residency project from 2009, ten emerging artists are showcased at the Lex Leonard Gallery space this Friday at 7 pm. The material is engaged in discussions about the artists work, the economy, feminism, and personal relationships to money. The rest if Friday is a little sketchy for me,  so you can play on that theme with a visit to the Lamp Post, or get a bosa nova evening with DJ William McCamie at Porto-Lounge.

DJ William McCamie returns to (or perhaps will stay) at Porto-Lounge for a Haitian Benefit on Saturday Night. On Sunday, the staff of Balance Hair Salon is offering $20 Haircuts for Haiti with all of the proceeds going towards the Earthquake Relief Effort. at 3 pm on Saturday, Hudson Pride Connections hosts a Game Day Benefit for Haiti. 

On the same Saturday Night, I'll be teaming up with Billy Filo of Higgins for a dual dueling Vinyl Solution waxathon at the White Star.  The following Friday, Febraury 5th the Jersey City City Museum, debuts the First Target First Fridays event. Starting at 5 pm with a hands on craft activities for the family, the event features a wine tasting for adults, and then moves an intimate performance in their 151 seat auditorium with Higgins and Heather Duby. The concert is $10 and starts at 7 pm, the free wine tasting is sponsored by Terlato Wines, there will also be some beer from Milwaukee Brewing Company.

Speaking of Drinking, this Saturday, Luckys Seven's hosts an Absinthe Party. Usually, I don't endorse drinking, but this stuff is like sweet milk but with cyanide, so enjoy a host of cooked up cocktails with Leonard Smalls and Motor Funker on the decks. If that the Absinthe doesnt start at riot, try Maxwells for a taste of the Brixton Riot.  Fairmont plays at the Lamp Post this Saturday night.  While next Friday the 5th,  they team up with Mint 400 records label mates Any Day Parade at Maxwells.

On Sunday, get your final glimpse of John Besnate's Sirens Song at 58. Not looking to compete with the competition of this years NFL Pro Bowl, we will throw some light passes of Blood Mary's and Cider from 2 to 5 pm. The Following Friday, also February 5th,  58 Gallery proudly presents the third part of Mikal Hameed’s sound art series entitled “Urban Audio Manifesto #3”. In this exhibit, Mikal Hameed reinvents how we see, hear and interact with art. His interactive “plug and play” works allow the audience to plug their smart devices (vinyl, phones, mp3, ipods etc.) directly into the art. This creates a participation based viewer experience, that lets the audience act as the DJ or sound controller. Hameed’s imaginative and inspiring works utilize vintage sound components and transform them into something modern, unique and completely interactive. You can check out a profile of the artist here

This following Tuesday Melissa Surach presents another installment of Babyhole, and Jaden Rogers has his first solo show at LITM. My deadline has passed on this installment.

Just a couple of announcements if I may.
Friday Feb 12th Thomas Francis Takes His Chances at Maxwells
Sunday Feb 21st 4th Street Arts Chili Cook-off Fundraiser at Parlay Studios
Saturday Feb 27 th Dodgeball Fundraiser for Learning Community Charter School. email me. $100 a team, co-ed 6 person teams , round robin elimination.

Not Your Mama's Craft Fair is looking for JC Hottest artists for the April 17th event at Parlay to for an application.

Christopher Silk has a sweet spot in the 479 House

We have a room for rent (11x12') in a large three bedroom top-story apartment in Jersey City, view of downtown, plenty of light, one block from Newport mall, 5m walk to Newport/Pavonia path/light rail (10m to Christopher St, 20m to 33rd st/Herald Sq.) We are two chill mid 30's artists/designers, work in mid-town. We cook a lot and have people over for dinners on weekends. Large living room for shared work space and storage (prefer 2d and/or non-messy mediums). Shopping, bodegas, cafe within a few minute walk (essentially everything you need is within a 10m walk). Laundry 4 blocks. Utils $60-80 month all inclusive (including high speed wireless internet, gas, elec, basic cable). Great neighborhood, safe area (1 block from police precinct), near large park, 3 blocks from Holland Tunnel. $700/month, $1150 security, month-to-month, avail Feb 1. Light smokers ok. Email Alex (alex(at) or Christopher (tophersilk(at) or call 571.291.4924. Right on. Thanks! P.S. Email for pics!

Lex has two rooms in 143 Columbus - email lex (at)

Shipwreck is looking for a roomate for March 1st.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

effecting the affected

Thanks again to everyone who came out for last weeks Haitain Releif Fundraiser at John Besante's Sirens Song art opening at 58. Based on the financial costs and logistical difficulties to ship individual items to Haiti, we donated your clothes and blankets locally to the Salvation Army.  Special Thanks to the bands who performed and DJ Neva, our guest DJ from Radio Soleil d'Haiti. 

Thsi Sunday, DJ Neva and her Haitian posse has organized.THE WORLD STANDS WITH HAITI : A benefit show for the People of Haiti this Sunday at Drom in New York City. The event features live performances of Haitian music and dancers as well as the DJ sets by the Radio Soleil d'Haiti crew with all of the proceeds going towards Partners in Health

Here in Jersey City, a benefit for Wyclef Jean's Yele Foundation is being held on Friday Night at the Lex Leonartd Gallery at 143 Columbus. The JC for Haiti event starts at midnight and was organized by InnerTemple Music, Grassroots Community Space, and Lex Leonard Gallery. For $10/$5 (if you rsvp at innertemplestudio(at) There's are raffles, live dancing performances, and even the Gallery's namesake will be spinning. If you have any items you would like to donate towards the event contact lex(at) . i just got word on some hookah bottles that will be in the raffle.

Since, I have Friday's and Sunday's big events, on script.  Let's talk about the snow forecast for Saturday.  A blizzard of fun is expected for Art House Productions Snow Ball on Saturday Night. This annual fundraising event, is much like going to the stately Wayne Manor of Batman fame.  Creative formal dressed resident artisans mix with a  who's who of Jersey City politics and culture. I don't know if the Riddler will be on hand, but I can guarantee you will get a mystery bag of goodies with a CD from Bern and the Brights, The Neutron Drivers, Ben Franklin, Tris McCall and WJ and The Sweet Sacrifice.

Tris McCall, is playing tonight two shows tonight (R) at Union Hall in Brooklyn. First he teammates with Orverlord, the power pop band that graced up for last years Groove on Grove show, then it's a Tris McCall Pillowfight, as he play songs in full band mode from his latest release, let the night fall.

Staying local wont hurt any way this evening for It battle-of the sexes night with DJ Chuck from the Tattoo Shop manning the Bro's before Ho's night at the Lamp Post. DJ Leonard Small Ball caters his sound sel-sex-tion and the drink specials for the Ladies. Hey Ladies.

On Friday Night, the One and Nines, play O'Hara with a side order of their side project Kiwi the Child. One and Nines, Guitarist Jeff Marino, will be spinning rock and soul in-between the bands. DJ Caligula will be at the Lamppost Friday night twisting his stache and plotting.

After the Snow Ball on Saturday, Larry from Any Day Parade will be at the White Star for the Vinyl Solution, Larry, who used to work at downtown Jersey City's only record store, Iris will undoubtedly have Soul selection.  DJ Motorfunker has been recruited on an every other Saturday Gig at LITM, next Saturday he teams up with Leonard Smalls for an Absinthe Party at Luckys. This Saturday, Leonard is joined by 143 regular Daveed.  If you really want to rustle up your outfits, stop by the The Lamp Post for Thomas Francis Takes his Chances, the Invisible Gods open. Mark February 12th for TFTHC debut show at Maxwell's.

Yes I know  this is easier to read in a list but my brain sometimes doest work that way. Sorry

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Relief Mission

As most of you know, on Tuesday, a devestaing earthquake hit Haiti, the poorest nation in the Americas. Haitian Earthquake Relief is only a text away. • Donate through Wyclef Jean's foundation, Yele Haiti. Text "Yele" to 501501 and $5 will be charged to your phone bill and given to relief projects through the organization.. In addition , here's a link to a Huffington Post article with links to International Relief Organizations appealing for aid.   Furthermore, at tomorrow night's opening reception for Sirens Song,  John Besante will be collecting blankets,  clothes, non persible food and baby goods for a donation drive at a his wife's church in Brooklyn, which serves a large Haitian Community.

John Besante's Sirens Song is a new collection of romantic nudes that expands his continuing and growing series, Women of Color with demure oil painting portraits of Caribbean and Central American models from Jamaica, Belize, Panama, Lucia, and Dominica. We will complement this exhibit with a live performance of Siren Songs by female artists, Bern the Brights,and  Jahna Rain of the Demands with special guests. Afterwards join us for an after-party with DJ Dancing Tony at the Lamp Post.  I'll also be accepting goods for the donation drive at the Lamp Post. As is DJ Leonard Smalls at his Ladies Night at Luckys.

Tonight, at the Lamp Post, Jersey City's Number one DJ , Humby , is coming out of retirement to spin, via you tube his collection of 70's and 80's euro disco. If you haven't seen Humby in action, this is your chance, don't miss it. On the other side of  Secodn Street, DJ Lucha gets all funking crazy at Luckys. And truly going Loco tonight will be Senor Bryan Benninghove as he get all Boca Grande on you. Bryan new muisc series runs everey 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:30 to 12:30. On Thursday Night, Bryan has been teaming up with with some crazy French Gypsies for Manouche Bag at Madame Claudes.

thats it for now

Friday, January 8, 2010

friday to fry-day

2010. wow but who cares ?
fresh starts ?  yes but i can't think of one new years resolution that i have kept to this day.
we all start things when it works best for our calender. here's mine

want to start laughing more ? go to tonight's Comedy Night at the Stockinette 8 pm $3, 6 comics . BYOB OK
want to start I start loving more ? go to made with love bakery this weekend, there's an art opening tonight at 8pm with live Jazz by Jordan Piper
want to start taking more chances ? catch Thomas Francis Takes His Chances and the Devyl Nellys at the Blue Room in Secaucus, it right next to AJ's
want some more afro-beat in your life ? Check out Chico Mann tonight at le Passion Rogue
want some more deep house sesssions ? Checkout Bill McCamie tonight at Porto Lounge
want some more (whatever type of music Jessie is play?) ? then check out Caligula at the Lamp Post.
want to some real great cross-over artists ? head to Index Art Galley in Newark for Steven Dressler's Rock Dreams : Artsist Made Songs 6 to 10 pm

need to get your body back, try the new Michael Hathaway's Yoga Sessions on Saturdays at the Grassroots on Saturday at 3 pm $10 donation.
need more fried food and football ? i am having a Jets party at my apartment this Saturday - call me first
need more vinyl ? check out the Saturday at the White Star - I begin the new year of wax at 10:30 pm
need nore live music check out the bands at Lamp Post on Saturday Night.

i resolved not watse as much of my time tryiong to comepte or repeat with Facebook.
that's it or this installment.