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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