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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

word to the wise

Tuesday (tonight) :
Thomas Francis and Ballroon @ the Cake Shop $6 9 pm doors
Fiesta Flamenca at Bar Majestic FREE 8 pm
The Bodyguards & Stanley Wu (aka the Micks) at Lucky 7's
DJ Glampost [dangerous dave] at the Lampost


Groove on Grove : 1st and Grove Showcase [fisrt time GonGers]
  The Plush Interior [6pm] These Animals [7pm] Devi [8pm]
The Tempest Jam at the Lamppost FREE 8 pm
OPEN MIC: Acoustic Open Mic @ Boca Grande hosted by Nick Ciavatta FREE 8:30 PM
Ellina Graypel  at The Museum of Russian Art , 80 Grand Street, $20 7 pm an award-winning Russian-American singer/songwriter who has been writing songs since she was a child. Ellina's style is soulful, playful, haunting and versatile, from Russian country folklore to boogie rockabilly.She sings in both Russian and English.Cover charge: $20 (one drink included). RSVP:


Social Distortion |  New Works by Joe Iurato, R.E.U.J, Distort Opening 7-11p with DJ SCOTT FREE

Manouche Bag at Madame Claude Cafe 9 pm FREE


Creative Grove Art Market 1 pm to 9 pm
JC Slam at Grassroots Community Art Space


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Solstice Train of Thought

Yep say goodbye to daylight as the night will now begin to re assert itself. I don't either way as long as a moped is running well I am happy.

First,  please help support the Embankment Preservation Coalition win the some money from the National Trust for Historic Preservation secure some cash by voting here .

Second, if you haven't seen Ian Kuahli'i OX Blood Exhibit at 58 check seize the moment and check out this link or check out this link .

Third, my week and weekend are already full, with , Groove on Grove Ladies on the Mic Showcase, Art House Productions' Summer Blow-Out, the Jersey City Record Riot, Not Yo Mamma's Craft Fair. And yes my friend's Chewie Paloozastock is back Saturday Night !!!! I've got links to all of this stuff on my blog .

or here it is my day by day


Ben Franklin | Hold City Zoo @ Lucky Sevens FREE 8 pm .
DJ sup Babes spins afterwards

Wednesday :

Groove on Grove Ladies on the Mic Showcase FREE 6 pm Grove Street Plaza [tent or shine]
Featuring Karen Davis, Melinda Davis,Chrissy Roberts, Kate Hedman with specials guests
The Plastiq Passion Band [7pm] The Aster Phoenxy Project [8pm]
Tempest Open Jam at Lamp Post FREE 8 pm

Thursday :

What's In A Name - starring Christine Goodman - Final Showing @ Ceol in Brooklyn. and June 23rd @ 7. The Ceol Irish Pub is at 191 Smith Street, two blocks from the Bergen St station on the F train. Seating is limited to 35 seats per performance. Uptown Crew - Open Mic check out my link

currently I think I am free but I'll keep you posted


No Pasaran/Cold Fur/The Nolan Gate/Cicada Radio 8:30 p.m. $8 @ maxwell's
Art House Summer Blow Out

Saturday : So big of a Day I am renting a U-Haul

JC Record Riot @ Parlay Studios 9 am to 6 pm. $20 before 11am | Free Afterwards.

Not Yo Mama's Craft Fair @ Morgam Lot over 90 original art crafter's | Food Trucks | Beer Trucks
and Seven Bands  Saturday's Band Line Up : [noon] Mike Napolitano's School of Rock, [1pm] Ickett (acoustic)[130pm] Fairmont, [230pm] Manouche Bag, [330pm] The Micks, [430pm] Sylvana Joyce and the Moment, [515 pm] tHe AuDiObOdiEs, [600pm] The One and Nines. Times are sharp, beer is cold.

Chewie Palooza Stock V (clink link for location) $5 at the door - plenty of plenty. DJ's, etc etc. 5pm to ----come empty handed and you won't stay long. $5 peeps. lighting by norm francoer. cool house back yard party.


Volleyball : I am coming Back

Next Tuesday

Thomas Francis Takes His Chances @ Cake Shop

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This blog is Hobroken or Thomas Francis THC w/ Bad Cop & Everyman at Maxwells Tonight

Tuesday :

Thomas Francis Takes his Chances roll into Maxwell's tonight. Playing with Bad Cop (Nashville) and The Everymen. TFTHC just wrapped up recording a EP at Moonlight Mile Recording in Hoboken, expect a seven to ten inch release in the upcoming months with some tour dates now that they will have something else to sell besides backrubs :)  Doors are at 8:30 with the Everymen at 9 and Bad Cop at 9:45. If you come late might as well stay til Thursday to catch Kiwi.

Shut up and Laugh at Lamppost FREE 9pm


Groove on Grove : Roots, Reggae and Roll Showcase 6 - 9 pm FREE
--GMJ Groove [6pm] Rainbow Fresh [7pm] Kiwi [8pm]--

OPEN MIC: Out of the Box 'Chilltown' Open Mic @ Hudson Pride Connection Center FREE 7:30 pm
32 Jones St.
Tempest Open Mike at the Lamppost 9 pm FREE


Another Man's Treasure 5th Anniversary Party 20% off 7 pm .
Come dressed in your favorite Another Man's Treasure purchase to be entered into the store's prize drawing for a $100 gift certificate or other prizes from places like Balance Hair Salon, Hudson County Art Supply, Iris Records, Jersey City Tattoo Company, LITM, Madame Claude Wine & Cafe & more.

Manouche Bag  @ Madamme Claude's Cafe FREE 8 pm
'Gypsy jazz' featuring Mattias Gustaffson, Jim Kaz, Joe Bussey and Bryan Beninghove.

John Brown's Body and Kiwi at Maxwell's 9 pm. $ 8


JC Slam at Grassroots Community Center $5 students 9 pm 45 Cloes Street
The weekly JC Slam is the only PSI sanctioned and nationally recognized slam in North Jersey. Most nights include a brief open-mic session before the slam.


Country Rock BBQ FREE at Lucky Sevens 4 pm
with Wyldlife, Blackout Stereo, Air Panther, The Ashes, Crosstown County Allstars and Nikki Sue & the Bad News. Square Dance Party to follow with DJ's Dancing Tony and Leonard Smalls

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hot Jazz on a Cool Night or Ice Versa

Tonight's edition of Groove on Grove gets a Jazz infusion with :

6 pm  Brendan Kibbee | 7 pm The Broc Hempel Trio | 8 pm  Jordan Piper Duo

Later Tonight (W)

The Tempest Sound Hole Live Recording  at The Lamp Post
Just Add Sound - the HEAT is ON! at the Warehouse
DJ Sup Babes at Luckys

Thursday Night

UPTOWN CREW OPEN MIC @ Moore's Lounge aka Bill & Ruth's

Coming Up.

Next Tuesday June 14th :
Thomas Francis Takes His Chance | Bad Cop (Nashville) | The Everymen at Maxwell's $8 9 pm

Shut Up & Laugh Comedy Show at the Lamp Post Free 9 pm

all listings compliments of cut and paste


Friday, June 3, 2011

The Emperor is Coming

Emperor X is coming to 58 tonight, he's looking for Ian Kuahi'i and promises there will be Ox Blood to pay, to add injury to insult, Chico Mann has promised to give Ian an Afro-Cuban Beat-down, not to worry thought Street Justice will prevail at the end of the night.

On Saturday.

Get on your Bike and Ride for the Jersey City Bike Ward Tour 2.0
Food - Sun - Beer - Fun

After Ward Tour Party at Exchange Place at 1 pm with

1 pm The Bad Parts
2 pm BMX Bike Demo by Grove Street Bikes
2:20 pm The Defending Champs
3:15 The Audio Bodies
4:00 Kiwi

Sunday Funday Volleyball at Morris Canal 1 pm