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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