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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Movin', Shakin' or Grillin' and Killin'

Hey all thanks to everyone who came out to my birthday and/or the Any Day Parade Reunion show. Thanks to Carol for awesome decorations, Autumn, Ross, and Orlando for bar tendering, and Joey and Jay for cleaning up.

As for 58 my friends, I'll be taking off some time from putting on shows at 58 so I can focus on hopefully making some history with my kids, Thomas Francis Takes His Chances. I've been trying to hard pull off to many things at once at need to re-focus. If your band is interested inperforming at 58 you can contact orlando directly at orlando(at) Or call Jon Besante at 201-420-0202. Thanks to 58 for allowing me to put these shows on and getting my rep.

The kickball finals originally scheduled for this Saturday have been moved to Sunday. I did this to ensure that teams White Star and Lucky Sevens, who players have a big stake in fantasy football would be ineligible to play. It worked and both more athletically enhanced teams have dropped out ! Regardless though, both teams kept with their donations for the Learning Community Charter School. Sunday's games are still going forward, First Game at 1 pm  but instead of battling it out for some superficial glory that causes most of you to behave like d0uchbag5, we will just play for fun. Everyone is invited to play some good old fashion Recess Time Kickball this Sunday. $10 donations will be greatly accepted. Just down the Street on Sunday will be the Lot Clean Up for 4th Street. That starts at 11am and there's refreshments for weed pullers. Tell Mr. and Mrs. Crabtree to Stay at home !

Sunday is also the Going into Business Sale for the Jersey City Artists Workshop, another Thomas John Carlson | Jersey City Art School product. Additionally Artists looking for Art Space will soon be able to rent space in the 1 McWilliams Building [Art House Productions], Just as well Roland Ramos has also secured a floor at the Monroe Center in Hoboken. Here's a link to the 6th Boro Artists Village.

Going backwards, Saturday is the Second Annual Hamilton Park BBQ. I've lined up 4 Country | Americana Acts for this event, with The Ashes [1pm] The Porchistas [2:15], Jeremy Wallace Trio [3:30], Ace Case and the Crosstown Country All-Stars [4:45] and Luaren Shub [Jazz Vocalist - 6:00]. Plenty of good foods and beverages. Later on Saturday check out Marty O'Kane [Jody Porter and the Black Swans, x-April Smith] at Maxwells.

Friday Night is a fundraiser for the Make Your Move dance project at Art House Productions. Live music by Sylvanna Joyce and the Moment and PHWK and DJ Purple Stuff.

The rest or some of the rest is posted up on my blog.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Riots and Reunions

Big weekend of music and reunions. Rye Coalition second bi-annual reuinion show [they played one earlier this year] takes place as part of the Brick City Sound Riots in Newark. Big ups to Jen and Zac of Ghost Train for steamrolling this event. Things start Friday and end Sunday. Here in the Jersey City In Musth plays reemerges from there summer slumber to play Lucky's on Saturday Night.  on Friday Night, Ms. Jackson comes back to town for a special meeting of Automated Data Processors. Text me if you need to know where the conference is taking place.

I'm late for work sorry that's it for now.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Thansk to everyone who came out last night for Kirk Bray's Gatherings at 58. The doors open again tonight for JC Fridays with Natty Adam's Chip Tuned Flash Heart playing at 8:27 and The Defending Champions on at 9:23. Afterwards, DJ Dangerous Dave Feldmen [Wyldlife] spins the wax.

Groove on Grove's Season Finale starts at 5 pm with Segunda Quimbambra at 5pm. Shayfer James [6pm] Ladell McLinn [7pm] Delexio [8pm] Fancy Colors [9pm] many Thanks to the HDSID for making this happen. We will actaully be back next week for the All about Downtown Street Fair on Saturday Sept 17th. Six Bands on that Bill.

There's many great shows on JC Fridays check out the website for a full listing.

Rob Piersanti, Sirena Mercado, Live Jazz at Moore's Lounge .... much much good ness.

Thanks Art House Productions for making sh!t happen :)

Tomorrow Night. Dylan Egon has his first solo show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. Check it out if you can.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Asburied with stuff to do this weekend

Hope you made it through the hurricane. Some folks didn't do as well. Thomas Francis and The Everymen are playing a benefit show on Sunday at the Asbury Lanes. Doors 8 pm $5+ donation to Red Cross. If you come down before hand, having a BBQ around the corner at my friend Ross's 5pm, Text me for the location and bring beer. I'm heading down to Asbury Saturday if you are around, meet up on the beach for some volleyball ? I'm sure the JC Volleyball crew will be playing Sunday and Monday. As for Labor Day, it's called Labor Day and   this working stiff is taking a holiday. See you later City of Inbreds

We've got a very busy weekend following: Gatherings: by Kirk Bray opens at 58 on Thursday for sneak preview from 7 pm to 9 pm. Then we'll do it again as part of JCFridays but this time we'll have live music by Flash Heart [Natty Adams] at 8pm and The Defending Champions 
JC Fridays is also the Grand Finale Show for year's Groove on Grove. Don't worry we'll be back in fuller swing next year. But for our last edition we have Segundo Quimbabra [5pm], Shayfer James [6pm] Ladell McLin [7pm] Delexio [8pm] and Fancy Colors [9pm] Bring your ID's, Barcade and LITM are setting up Off-licenses. 

Next weekend,  also marks the 10th anniversary of September 11th. Art House Production's is currently showcasing Sandra Swieder's From Across the River.  A Jersey perspective on the attacks on New York.