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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Oh the Horror !

The Ghost is Back my ghoulish friends! And it looks like Mother Nature is holding off on the Blizzard until later in the week.

Now many years since the Venerable Uncle Joe's was leveled to the ground and much like the fabled 111 First Street, all that stands is a rock filled space is haunted by JC Artists, whom at night roam the city at darkness  and sometimes even staying up and out until day break [when they usually have to go to work] 

This year, we open the gates at early at 1:30. With Neil Young and Crazy Horse starting things off at 2:30. The event is a fundraiser for and at the Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery. A suggested donation of $10 at the gates, with the Lampost serving to the undead, Hot Chocolate and Cider and Empanadas by Made with Love, Pretzels by Bretzel, and Famous Cal's Hot Dogs serving those who may usually dine on blood and bats. 

Here's the rest of the line-up for the Cemetery: 

3:20 Tom Petty : Zombie Zoo | 4:10 Squeeze : Cool for Bats | 5:00 The Mummies : The Brunch Boys | 5:50 Black Sabbath : Cold Fur | 6:40 The Runaways : Just the Tip | 7:30 Fleetwood Mac - Micks Fleetwood and Marino | 8:20 Danzig - Awkward Girls | 9:10 David Bowie - The Notorious Z.I.G. 
with DJ Jimi Hendrix - ScottFREE spins creepy covers - Illimunations by Norm Francoeur

[Somone shot Andy Wahol and teh Velevet Underground can't play-intsead we are Squeezing in and early Squeeze set - they will also play the After-Life Party at teh Lamppost]

Then it's a Zombie March to the Lampost for the Afterlife Party with:  

10:30 Bruce Springsteen - The Clarence Clemons Revival  11:20 Squeeze - Cool for Bats | 12:10 Smashing Pumpkins - Gosselin | 1:00 The Beatles - Aminal

A couple of important notes: 

First and foremost please be respectful when you are at the cemetery and do not lean on or sit on the gravestones. Also do not  
leave any litter by the Graves, we'll have plenty of garbage cans.

Also, if you are driving, Newark Avenue will be closed from Division up so you'll either a. walk or b. park and walk c. take your broom witches

I can go on and on about this event, but for now I am just truly grateful and thanks ful to all the bands and people that will make this another epic one. 

Now as you know, this isn't the only thing going on this weekend. And as the Rock-it Docket tries not be be self serving let me just give you some head-off about some other parties.

Friday : 

Food Drive | Video Shoot | Winner Takes All Collective & Crazy and the Brains at Henry Bike Garage 
9 C Halloween Party
Ruler Art Show and Birthday Party at Boca Grande
Open Slam @ Grassroots Community Space
Real Gone Halloween Party @ Otto's Shrunken Head with the Subway Surfer 
Horror Movies at Loew's Theater [saturday too]


Con Vivo Fundraiser @Barrow Mansion
Parlay Studios 3rd Annual Halloween Party and Fundraiser for Liberty Humane Society 
MotorFunker @ Lucky Sevens

this post is dedicated to Mothra [Jerry Schade's Mother] who lost her fight to leukemia. You are more than I can write we will miss you  



Thursday, October 4, 2012

All Hands on Decks

I've got more [DJ] slots than a casino this weekend. So polish up your dancing shoes, here we go: Tonight, I'm at Lucky's for Thursday Night's Ladies Night. Ladies, you know the deal, 50% off everything, bring a designated sober lady :) so you don't make a bad judgement call.

This Friday and Saturday is the debut opening of Surf City's Party Dome [think something like this okay maybe not maybe an indoor Xanadu, without the ski mountain, and billions of dollars of cost overruns, but room a plenty for you and 500 of your best friends and a killer sound system. This Friday, I'm tapping DJ Pastiche [LITM] for a an all styles - stylin dance party. This Saturday, I knock on my roommates door [after noon] and DJ WILLIAM MCCAMIE [CAPS LOCK INTENTIONAL - INDUSTRY NIGHT SUNDAYS AT L7's] for an 80's Dance Party, pack your roller skates this is going to be fun. You are all on the guest list, really, it's FREE. 

With me returning to my Chess King | Merry Go Round days, I've tapped DJ Stay Golden Pony Boy and Mistr Blonde to take reins for this Saturdays at Lucky Sevens. These guys combined have less chest hair than an nursery ward, but don't let their youth and good looks  fool you they pack a power punch of music with them. 

That's my jams for this weekend, minus a Saturday AM moped-promotion ride to hang up posters for the Bad Cop | Ghost Dance | Papermaker | Western Medicine show at Maxwell's on Tues October 16th. Which will come right on the heels of the 9th Annual 4th Street Art and Music Festival as part of next weekend's JC Artists Studio Tour [click these links for a full line-up]. For those looking to volunteer for the 4th street art & music festival, there's a meeting tonight.

For this weekend, if we can't be together, please take five minutes of stage time at the Season Kick-off of Art House Productions, and recite your poem, song, or comedy routine about how much you miss me. Showtime is 8 pm on Thursday Night $5 with featured artist Jennifer Egert. On Saturday Night, ArtHouse does some serious Time Shifting  with Experimental Art and Live Music. If you get stuck in the 70's come by Surf City afterwards we can at least get you into the 80's.