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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Midnight at Moonlight or Begin the Beginning

Here we go 2013 coming to a close. All right dust of your tux for a seven to 8 hour night, that could either end up with you Taking the Polar Bear Plunge at Coney Island or Brunch. After waking to the sound of 2013 ringing in at Sushi Tango last year, I am happy again to spending the days leading up to and away from 2014 cleaning up for a party and after a party. The street address is the same as in the past, but this years festivities at 58 Coles Street will be the debut event for the Moonlight Mile Recording Studio. Transplanted from Hoboken to make room for more luxury condos, Mike Mobius is showcasing The Wreaths and Thomas Francis Takes His Chances. After the ball drop and the bands are done, we will follow up with a Dance Party til late with George Soul Fern | Motor Funker | Dancing Tony and Brian Jones. doors are at 10 pm $10 before bands 1:30 am / $5 afterwards BYOB OK.

2012 NYE's Band Wyldlife and Shayfer James are both in NYC for NYE this year. Shayfer James plays a FREE show at Rockwood Music Hall at 9 pm, and Wyldlife play at "Ball Drop" is in Brooklyn for a GlamDamnit NYE at Victory Hall in Brooklyn. Here in Lucky 7's, LITM, and Abbey's, and the Corkscrew all have a COVER FREE NYE, as do many other bars. Lucky 7's Regular Punk Rock DJ's Brain DJ SUP Babes Grundle and Chuck Daly [JC Tattoo Co] spin vinyl til 4am. DJ Mike is at LITM, and it's a Free Jukebox at Abbeys.

If you are looking for something more refined Satis Bistro, GP's, and Madame Claude both offer a Fixed Menu with champagne and the fixings. Make your reservations ! Motor Funker rings in teh New Yaer at Satis before his second set at Moonlight Mile. More than a House Band, Madamme Claude's Manouch Bag will take you into 2014.

Whatever, you choose, please have a safe and happy new year's eve. Speaking of, please take a minute and read up on the proposed change in Ambulance Contract from Jersey City Medical Center to CarePoint/McCabe. A couple of months ago, when I saw JCMC EMTs with a petition at the Bagel shop, I didn't thin much of it. But the more I hear,the more against I am having the for-profit CarePoint/McCabe take over. please help save our EMS.

Be on the look out for a newly designed Rock-it Docket for 2014, along with all the good things that an official information source should have like advertising, I can do this for free anymore JC.

If you made it this far, which according to research you stop reading about 3 paragraphs ago; Get some laughs in today at Comedy Clips at Balance Salon 5pm on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

All Four Good Causes

Thank you again to everyone who came out to last Saturday's Pay to Play Fundraiser for Philippine Typhoon and Flood Relief. Through the evening course of bad music selections and some truly fund producing music choices we raised $750 for the Red Cross. With over 1 million people displaced by this storm, every dollar counts in the the recovery effort.Tonight [wed], LITM is hosting a Typhoon Relief fundraiser from 5pm on. This week also marks LITM's 10 year anniversary. Thursday Night it's Oyster's and Champagne and Super swanky party will be on Saturday Night. I hope to stop by, but I'll may be tied up with a Rock Out for Hudson County CASA Fundraiser at the Lamp Post. The event starts early at 7 pm, with Wolf Juice's DJ Mega Mission, Then Comedienne Meredith RollmanWordsmith Lana Rose DiazSlam Poet Rachel RomanSlam Poet Thomas VanCott aka Saint Patrick. At 8:30 pm Live Music Starts with Drum and a Tantrum9:30 - 10pm Comedian Josh Wells, then 10pm DIYGFY and 11pm Dujuana Sharese Spoken Sound I'm closing down the night at Midnight with a Dance Party.  $10 suggested donation w/ 2 FREE Raffle Tickets and  Over $1,000 worth of prizes.

A Fundraiser for the Human Needs Food PantryOn Monday, we will be raising funds for The Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair. marking our 23rd Year my Montclair State Brethren the Derelict Garden Tools will host the 23rd Annual Pagan Thanksgiving Feast  at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. We will cook about 8 Turkeys, 4 Hams and 50 pounds of Mashed Potatoes with Stuffing and Gravy Boat bigger than the QE2. If you have time, make a complimentary side dish, if not no worries we want you to come support the Human Needs Food Pantry. Also no fear Vegetarians, there's always a Tofurkey. 

Through Thanksgiving week, there are plenty of events to remind us all that life's struggle is not a one person journey and that the human spirit is stronger bond that any indifference. You can donate goods to The Urban Mission Church . In addition, The Iron Monkey hosts dinner for over 500 needy neighbors on Thanksgiving. Here's a link to some events from last year, that are most likely hosting events this year. 

Finally, after doing good helping others we all need to let loose and get Wild. And as Thanksgiving Traditions go, I know of no other better reason to [perhaps a little foolishly] invite some friends and soon to be friends over for a good old Fashion House Party. This year's costumed theme is WILD KINGDOM.  Think Royal Safari Adventure and you can get zoo-ed up or be a real princess. As always, have a WILD time but leave your Barbarian Friends at home !!

Here's some other goings on by day:

Au- Capoeira @ Cafe Sole' FREE 6pm
VVPA Fundraiser at Brightside Tavern $20 7pm

Solo #2 - Solo musicians with projected images @ The Lamp Post FREE 9 pm 

4:00pm  Victory Beer Night @ Barcade 
6:00pm SJC Green Drinks + ART Back Indoors at CCC Lounge for Winter !!! @ Hewn Arts Center (HAC) at 140 Sip Ave
7:00pm  Szabi Sandor at Satis Bistro!
7:00pm All Kinds of Whoopie Holiday Tasting Party @ LITM
7:00  An Evening of Wordsmithing at Indiegrove
8:00pm  J.C. Slam Open Mic/Slam @  The Dopeness 
10:00 pm Ladies Night at Lucky 7's with Dancing Tony 

FRI - SUN : 
WFMU record Fair! @  Metropolian Pavilion in New York, New York

4:00pm  Laryssa Wirstiuk Author Reading and Signing at Tachair!
7:00pm  The 2013 Hoboken Music Awards at Willie McBride's

Thursday, November 7, 2013

It's YOUR MOVE or interested in a ONE NIGHT STAND ?

A big thanks to everyone who was a part of  the Ghost of Uncle's fundraiser, if you didn't hear we raised over $8,000 for the the cemetery. This money will go towards replacing the roof and heat and utilities for teh winter. A big thanks to the volunteers, bands, and vendors. If you missed it, or want to reLIVE part of it resurrection bands Joy Division and Fugazi play Boca Grand on Friday Night at 10 pm. Just like any Fugazi show, it's only $5. On Monday, The cemetery will host a Veterans' Day Salute at 1 pm. The Mayor, a vet himself will be there, as long as he makes it out of the Ring alive after this Saturday after his practice bout at 11 am. 

Tonight the 4th Annual YOUR MOVE Dance Festival spins off at Art House Productions. The event runs through Sunday, you can pick up your tickets through To commemorate tonight's opening, I'll have on Saturday Night Fever at Tonight's Ladies Night at Lucky 7's. Stay Golden Pony Boy and Mr. Blonde have the decks this Saturday Night and DJ William McCamie serves the Servants on Sunday Night. 

Friday, I already mentioned the ONE NIGHT STAND thing. Earlier in the Day. is having a meet up thing. damn  running out of time. maybe i should just stick to blogging about my stuff . 

quicker run down 

Hoboken Artists Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday. Check out Bob Peirsanti at Maxwells', Aart in America Piano Company. 

Thomas Francis Plays Lamp Post on Saturday. 

Dine out for CASA at Satis Bistro on Tuesday. Rock out for CASA at the Lamp Post on Saturday Nov 23rd 

Pagan Thanksgiving at the Wellmont Theater Bar on Monday the 25th 

Dancing Tony's Wild Kingdom Party Black Friday the 29th. 


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I'm Not afraid of any Ghost of Uncle Joe's | Looking Spooking Good

I came home from Canada to find that Don Chris from Rolan's [the Keyhole] had left this world. In his honor, this Thursday's THE CICLO: Celebration Commemoration Inspiration will pay tribute to a great man along with some JC Greats. 

Okay. No Hurricanes - No Snow set for this weekend's Ghost of Uncle Joe's Fundraiser this Saturday. Cemetery gates open at 2 pm with a full line up of great music. If you are in need of some costuming, check out Another Man's Treasure Vintage for some throw back styles. If you want to do it on your own, break out your glue gun and see if you can craft something from Instructables. Make it nice, and you and your date may be eating at Thirty Acres restaurant, or catching a performance of 4th Annual YOUR MOVE Dance Festival at Art House Productions on us/them, or go bad ass,  and Jersey City Tattoo will ink forever on you [please refrain from choosing the infinity sign though]

All of the WFMU DJ will be "newbies" for this show with a abbreviated roster of the Hoof and Mouth Slimfonia.  Help them raise money to build a 100 seat performance space. Things start at 2:22 with Elvis Costello and the attraction performing Live at Hollywood High. Then They Live will sound Rancid with Vic Ruggiero  from the Slacker on the Keyboards. Here's the full schedule:

 2:00 Gates | 2:22 Elvis Costello & the Attractions by Otis Ball and SFTKB | 3:30 Rancid by They Live | 4:20 Cream by Aminal | 5:10 Fugazi | 6:00 B-52's by Papermaker  | 6:50 Joy Division 7:40 The Doors| 8:20 Roxy Music by WFMU Hoof and Mouth Slimfonia | 9:10 The Who by the Milwaukees | 10:00 Death March to the Lamp Post 

With Special Guest DJ Gorgio - Motor Funker in between sets 

The Lamp Post Bar & Grille -  After-life party 10:30 Weezer - Jaguar Shark | 11:20 Sly and the Family Stone - The Defending Champions | 12:10 The Pixies  | 1:00 The Violent Femmes  by members TFTHC and Coy Kids

A Big thanks to our sponsors : JC Studios are going to make things sound great and serving as the official practice space for our Halloween bands. Robert Piersanti : who created two deadly designs for this years promotion. and Micheal Mandracchia for making our posters. The Lamp Post for Hosting the After-life party and supplying food to our volunteers and bands. Lucky 7's for their continuing support with Rock-it Docket events; DJ Motor Funker will finish the night on the decks at Lucky's after the cemetery. Lucky's Halloween Party is Thursday Oct 31st. 

Here's a bunch of o the spooky things happening for next two weeks. 

Thursday 10-24

*The Apple and the Tree @ Art House Productions
*Premiere of The Last American Guido @ Loew's Theater 
*Oskar Beer Night at Barcade

Friday 10/25 
*Horror Movies @ Loew's Theatre [also on Saturday 10/26] 
*4th Annual JC Zombie Crawl & Eyeball Hunt start Grove Street PATH 3 - 9 pm , a Crawl prep
Get zombied-up at Creative Grove | LITM at 9.30pm
*Late-Night Curiosities @ Art House Productions 9 pm 
*Comedy Night @ The Brightside Tavern 8pm. with comics Steve Leventhal, Monroe Martin III, Amber Nelson, Rachael Parenta, Gl Douglas and Luke Younger are performing, and charming local humor-maker Dina Hashem is hosting.

Saturday 10/26 
*Scorpio Celebration Part @ Boca Grande 8 pm Free with Ceclia Celeste

Sunday 10/27 
*10/27/13 Carolyn Light at GP's Hamilton Park 3 - 6:30 pm Free

Wed 10/30 Mischief Night 
*Mr. Roger & Pastiche Open Turntable Lab @ The Lamp Post FREE 10 pm 

Halloween 10/31 
*HDSID Halloween Party for kids 4 pm 
*Halloween at LITM - Costume Contest 7 pm 
*Halloween Ladies Night @ Lucky 7's 10 pm with DJ Dancing Toni 10 pm 
*The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live @ Maxwell's Hoboken a benefit for the Hist JC & Harsimus Cemetery 
*Kraken Pizza & Horror Movie Night @ Two Boots Pizza FREE 7 pm 
*Art Opening | Mark Finne presents "MonsterzBawl" at GP's FREE 9 pm to 11 pm 

Dia de Los Muertes 11-01 
*Dia de los Muertes fiesta at Orale Mexican Kitchen 5pm FREE with DJ Bailando Antonio |  Calavera Electrica [US of Bugaloo] | DJ Sully @ 8 pm
*Tierney's Tavern Halloween Bash - The Porchistas, The Defending Champions, Bog Iron Bloom\

Sat Nov 11-02 
* Fisrt Annual JC Dia De Las Muertes 
*MINT 400 RECORDS Showcase @ The Lumber Yard @ 263 Hillside Ave, Nutley, NJ
6pm FREE B.Y.O.B.  Featuring: The Multi Purpose Solution, Cropduster, Sink Tapes, Fairmont, Shane From The Ashes, Michael Ambrose from Les Trois Chaud, The Shelters (From Canada) & more

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Au Reviore Jersey City & The Ghost of Uncle Joe's 10/26

Bon Jour from Canada my friends, with an almost economic doom facing America, I've hitched a ride with The Front Bottoms for my first stint as a merch girl/ sound guy. During my conditional absence, I have left Running Fun to Neil McAneny, Ladies Night [this Thursday] to Steff Kautzmann aka DJ Street Justice. and what's left of the Dancing Tony Empire, more specifically this Saturday Night's Danceteria at Lucky 7's  to DJ's Glitterous & Glamourous. In the meantime, I'll be enjoying free healthcare, along with Hockey and Poutine here in Canada.

If things do work out for the good old USA, we'll be coming back through Rochester, NY on Saturday Night, then continuing back to Jersey City on Sunday. Just in time for this year's Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Fundraiser at the Historic JC and Harsimus Cemetery on Saturday October 26th. Here's the killer line-up for this year :

2:00 Gates | 2:22 Elvis Costello & the Attractions by Otis Ball and SFTKB | 3:30 Rancid by They Live | 4:20 Cream by Aminal | 5:10 Fugazi | 6:00 B-52's by Papermaker  | 6:50 Joy Division 7:40 The Doors| 8:20 Roxy Music by WFMU Hoof and Mouth Slimfonia | 9:10 The Who by the Milwaukees | 10:00 Death March to the Lamp Post 

With Special Guest DJ Gorgio - Motor Funker in between sets 

The Lamp Post Bar & Grille -  After-life party 10:30 Weezer - Jaguar Shark | 11:20 Sly & the Family Stone - The Defending Champions | 12:10 The Pixies  | 1:00 The Violent Femmes  by members TFTHC & Coy Kids

A Big thanks to our sponsors : 

Robert Piersanti : who created two deadly designs for this years promotion. and Micheal Mandracchia for making our posters

JC Studios : who are going to make things sound great and serving as the official practice space for our Halloween bands.

WFMU's Hoof and Mouth Slimfonia for playing, please make a pledge to help them finish a 100 seat performance space. 

Need a Costumb ? Stop by Another Man's Treasure Vintage Store. They are also throwing in a gift cert for best vintage costume. 

Thirty Acres restaurant for supplying the best couples outfit with a a dinner for two gift certificate

The Lamp Post for Hosting the After-life party and supplying food to our volunteers and bands

Lucky 7's for their continuing support with Rock-it Docket events; DJ Motor Funker finished the night on the decks at Lucky's after the cemetery. Lucky's Halloween Party is Thursday Oct 31st.

Art House Productions who are supplying our super storm back-up location. Get spooky on Friday October 25th, with a special edition of Late-Night Curiosities.

Jersey City Tattoo who don't know they are a sponsor yet, with a gift cert for most bad ass costumb. 

Just a scheduling note: in the event of bad weather on Saturday, we'll have the event on Sunday, with Roxy Music and another band playing at the Lamp Post on Saturday Night. If the weather isn't good for Sunday, we will have the vent indoors at Art House Productions at 1 McWilliams Place. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

All I want for my birthday is to play some kickball

Mopeds, Rogaine, still moshing.... could be a mid life crisis going on here ? but I've been doing this for years, and if live til 90 you should expect more of the same.

My birthday is Sunday [yes I'm pulling this card] and the Kickball/Horseshoes Section of the JC Olympics | Sex-tathalon is this Saturday - Saturday - Saturday ["dude I thought it was on Sunday/" ]. Mary Benson Park is reserved for the day and we are continuing our drive to raise money for the JC Recreation Foundation. We've raised $300 so far and it would be nice to double/triple it by days end. We've got about 3 solid team for the day, and even though it's still summer, I'm hearing that's it may snow on Saturday cause some flakes may fall of the roster. Anyway, here's your big chance to have some fun and exercise. Just show up at noon. wear some appropriate shoes and bring $10 we will take care of the rest. Snacks, Food and Music. After, what will be a much needed shower, and before the pain settles in,  I'll be at Lucky's Saturday Night with DJ Mike "Waffle" - Sunday Soundz @ Sushi Tango / JC Wine & Liquors.

Here's the rest of my life in it's 44th year

Tonight - Open Mikes and Ladies Night : craft beers

Open Mikes - The Dopeness : Brightside
Crafty Beer - Barcade Southern Tier Beer Night
Ladies Nights - Lucky 7's with Dancing Tony and other babe emporiums

Friday the 13th

JC TC - Friday the 13th - $13 Tattoo special
JCAS - Summer of Goldblum
DJ Pastiche Birthday Party at Trolley Car
Unlucky Party w/ Brodes & E-mac
PJamites Party @ Dorians - Bollywood Jammer


Susan Murphy & Mario Giacalone in Concert @ Historic JC & Hars Cemetery 3 pm
Tachair Author Event with Micheal Hrdlovic! 7:00pm
Leukemia & Lymphoma Fundraiser @ Port-o 9:00pm
Tra$h eXecutioner @ The Lamp Pos 10:00pm


The Wild Hunk Shack stoop (95 Mercer St) 2:00pm
Cicada Radio / Jaguar Shark / Goddamnit / Tijuana Bibles @Arlene's Grocery 8:00 pm

Friday, September 6, 2013

silent discos and jc fridays

i gotta pull this quicker than wcbs am - you give us 22 minutes .... anyway I've been beating this for the last two weeks so if you still can't hear me or I'm just sitting in your jink box please let me know and 'll let you go

today jc fridays - tons of stuff
thanks to art house productions for making this happen

I'm at grove st for groove on grove finale at 5 pm
Bryan Benninghove's Hangmen - Kiwi - gazelle - The One and Nines - Rebeca Vallejo Trio

58 Coles Street - Maurizio | Joe Valez - GP's | I love Greenville | Narcisco @ White Star | Uno @ Dopeness | Hamilton Park - Silverman stuff | Steam Cafe | Uptown Jazz @ Moore's Lounge | yeah can't mention it all that what this site is for -  tell you what I'll throw in in good weather


six beats under @ hist JC & Harsimus cemetery 4 pm to midnight silent disco at 10 pm
after party at Lucky 7's with Stay Golden Pony Boy and Mr. Blonde

I Love Greenville Day 2
Parks & Crafts @ van Vorst
RNA Flea Market @ Riverview Fisk Park


4th street art and music lot clean up 11 am meet rsvp 4thstreetarts[at]
volleyball at morris canal 1 pm

NEXT WEEK NEXT WEEK Kickball are you in or just sitting on the bench doing nothing ??"???!!!!!



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Labors of Love | Six Beats Under please by your tickets

Getting ready for Ladies Night tonight at Lucky's. We are gonna test run some Jams for tomorrow night's Front Bottoms show down is Asbury Park at the Stone Pony. I've got in-between and after party. Saturday Night, I'll be up for an All Vinyl Spin at Lucky's with the Thunder of Grundle. Expect a little Yacht Rock for Summer's Sake. Sunday the JC Moped Rider's Association is going to escort come riders who are heading to Key West on Mopeds. Monday, it's a Volleyball BBQ Day at Morris Canal. And Tuesday night I'm on the decks for Megan Gulick's Back to School art-show at LITM.

Sound like a lot of DJ-ing, it pales to Sat Sept 7th Six Beats Under ALL DJ Fundraiser for and at the Historic JC and Harsimus Cemetery. This see a private function so you will need to RSVP and please pre-pay here or to the right if you are reading my blog. This event features private tours to unseen areas of the cemetery grounds, as our DJ's will be broadcasting through an FM transmitter, so please bring an FM Radio and a pair of headphones, especial for the the Silent Disco by Motor Funker [WPRB} also spinning will be Chuck Daly JCTC, Megan McKee [WFMU Underwater Theme Park] George Soul Fernandez, Delsin and Keith, Right On Shawn, Dancing Tony and other guests. HOney Bakery and Cal's Hot Dogs will be on hand.  After we sign off, we'll be heading down for an afterparty at Lucky 7's with Stay Golden Pony Boy and Mr. Blonde.

Friday Sept 6th is WWW.JCFRIDAY.COM I'll talk about this after the weekend.

The Following Saturday - Sept 14th is the Kickball - Horseshoe section of the JC Olympics. Sorry that we had to postpone dodge ball last week. Kickball is an all time favorite, so if you are looking to host a team or play post here.

I'm out of Free Time ..../.That's it for now...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

3.2.1. Dodgeball ! 17 years since my last blog post

Really not that long, but it has been 17 years since the Cicadas last emerged from their sex deprived hibernation. This Saturday, we celebrate their return with new works by Kayt Hester at Port-O Lounge. Opening starts at 9 pm. I've got the DJ reins after 10 pm..

Earlier on that Saturday, the JC Olympics continues with sports 3 and 4 of the Sex-Tathalon with Dodgeball and Shuffleboard at noon. We'll be at the Skate Park at Enus Jones Field [Pavonia and Brunswick St.'s] at noon setting up. First games are at 1 pm. So far we've raised about $300 for the JC Recreation Foundation. Sadly,  WE would have raised more money, but the Mayor beats us at the Belmar Chase 5K  two weeks ago, plus a bunch of us we're drinking at that time and unable to participate.

On Sunday, a fundraiser that is guaranteed to get you soaked  takes place at the Boys and Girls club on Sunday Aug 25th. Apparently, not since Hurricane Sandy will so much water be rained on our citizens. The event is a BYOB [balloon] affair benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Jersey City. Don't worry about running out of ammo, JC Municipal registration for the event is here

I'm DJing tonight Thursday for Ladies Night at Lucky 7's. DJ William McCamie is up at Sanai's on Summit Ave. On Saturday Night,  Motor Funker Radio spins and Monday....Metal Madess with DJ Moranis is on the decks both at Lucky's .

Groove on Grove is finishing up our final two showcases starting with our Back to School Special Showcase on August 28th with JC Young and Emerging Artist taking the stage this Wednesday at 5pm. Then we'll close things off with our JC Fridays Finale with Bryan Benninghove's Hangmen, Kiwi, The One and Nines, and Rebeca Vallejo. JC Fridays will also mark the return of art at 58 Coles Street with Quadrivium by Maurizio Zuluga. A full listing of JC Fridays events is here.

On Saturday September 7th, we'll be hosting an all DJ fundraiser for the Historic JC and Harsimus Cemetery. This Private event requires you to RSVP and buy tickets in advance. You can do so by paypaling a $10 donation or an VIP $25 donation to the cemetery here. Make sure in the special notes section you list your name or names for each entry. And just in case you were wondering. Here's a partial line-up for the year's Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Party this year. Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Sly and the Family Stone, The Doors, Roxy Music, B-52's, Radiohead, Weezer, The Violent Femmes, The Who, Cream, Joy Division,  plus plus.

Okay here's some other stuff I know about ask facebook for the rest of the details

Thursday 08/22
Spoken Word at the Dopeness
Don't you know I'm Loco Comedy at Boca Grande

Friday 08/23
Creative Grove Art Market @ Grove PATH plaza 2 pm to 8 pm
Monkey+12 works by GOAT @ White Star Bar 4 pm
GMJ Groove & Sea of Otters @ The Lumberyard 7 pm

Sat 08/24
NJ Beer Tour @ NJ Beer Brewery noon
Tijuana Bibles:Ghost Pal and Assoc @ Hank's Saloon 9 pm

Sun 08/25
Volleyball @ Morris Canal 1 pm
Open Auditions for A Legend of Communipaw @ St. Paul's Episcoplal Church 4 -7 pm
Write On Jersey City @ Tachair Bookstore 4pm
BYO Comedy @ Steam Cafe 7 pm

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cemetery Fundraiser This Saturday or Stop Me if you think you've Read this Before

A big Thanks to Everyone who came out for last Saturday's BBQ at Lucky 7's. Here a link to some pics if you missed it. Thank you Louis James.

Well time marches on and so do I. Tomorrow it's A Mid Summer Night's Scream at the Historic JC and Harsimus Cemetery. It's a Mystical, Magical, and Musical event.
Here's the band line-up :

1:20 Patchwork 
2:10 Nick C and the OCDS 
3:00 Ted Davis 
3:50 Pilot Jones 
4:50 Cinema Cinema
6:00 The Money Shot. 
7:00 Pocktful 
8:00 Pyramada
9:00 Mother

We've got plenty of cold beer and beverages to keep you cool, plus Food from Honey Bakery and Cal's Hot Dogs. $10 Donation. mark your calender for next month's ALL DJ Private Fundraiser  "Six Beats Under". Speaking of DJ's we will be after partying at Lucky 7's with DJ's Stay Golden Pony Boy & Mr. Blonde. 

Then some more plugging [i must be the only writer for this blog] Get your teams together for the JC Olympics : A Sextathalon of Fun. Sat July 27th is Volleyball & Wiffleball. $60 per team. More info here post on the page or email an admin about a team. Registration by Thursday.

Here's some other notables

Friday 07/19
Summer of Goldblum @ JC Art School 7:30 pm

Sat 07/20
Jersey Shore Music Festival in Lakewood -  All Day
TEDx @ The Distillery 2 pm to 4 pm - Open Call
We Sleep | We Dream Art Opening at Boca Grande 7pm
Grassroots Community Drum Circle 7pm
Amianl and Windsor Fileds at Boca Grande 10pm

Sun 07/21
Wax Darts, They Live, plus at Lot 13 Bayonne FREE 6pm

Wed 07/24
Art House Production's Bar Night Fundraiser at Porto Lounge 6 to 9 pm
Groove on Grove with Grupo Anejo & PVD & 8th W1 6 to 9 pm

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Great Outdoors and Indoors with AC

Things are really heating up this summer. Just enough to melt tar we've got some big events coming up.

I Love St. Anthony's Street Festival starts Friday and runs til Sunday.

First this Saturday is Lucky 7's Rock n Roll BBQ. Beers, Bands, and BBQ fare. Oh and a little beach fare with a mini pool for the kids, and soem larger kids too.

 Here's the final line up

1:00 The Gully Hubbards
1:50 Mule Music
2:40 Dub Caps
3:30 Overlake ++
4:20 Wax Darts
5:10 Thomas Francis THC
6:00 Fancy Colors
6:50 Awkward Girls
7:40 I Am Heat
8:30 Wyldlife

 ++ The Milwaukees play Maxwells with Secret Country at 10 pm Please see them at NJ's Best Music Venue. Friday Night 07/12 The Everymen : Life Eaters : The Brooklyn What play Maxwell's
Also on Saturday you get celebrate Bastille Day with Manouche Bag at Madamme Claudes Saturday Night at 8:30 pm. The play their usual gig on Thursday and then reprise  on Bastille Day itself July 14th. at Madamme Claude's Wine from 2 to 4 pm.

And also on Saturday you can catch  a Live theatrical Performance of HENRY VIII at Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery at 5 pm by Hudson Shakespeare Company!! There is nothing quite like live Shakespeare amongst 350 years of history and nature. Please join us for this special benefit event!! $10 donation.   All proceeds to directly benefit the Historic Cemetery Restoration Project.

The Following Saturday, July 20th. Things are going to get paranormal for A Mid Summer Nights Scream at The Historic JC and Harsimus Cemetery. There will be Magic, Mysticism, Music, and more for this all day fundraiser for the cemetery. The Rock-it Docket is Teaming Up with the Musician Rock Network to offer a full bill of 9 acts.

Here's the Line-Up - or something close for now
1:00 Patchwork
1:50 Nick C and the OCD's
2:40 Pilot Jones
3:30 Ted Davis
5:10  Pocket Full
6:00 The Money Shot
6:50 Pyramada
7:40 Cinema Cinema
8:30 Mother

Going One Week Further : We begin the first leg of The Jersey City Summer Olympics. A Sex-tathon  Fundraiser for the Parks and Recreation for kids. On Saturday July 27th we begin with Wiffleball and Volleyball at Morris Canal. Teams of 6 up to 8 with alternates. Maximum of 4 dudes on the field. Click the facebook link if you want in. August 24th is Dodgeball - Shuffle Board Sept 14th is Kickball Bocciball.

Okay now that I got my stuff in your way here's the rest

First Maxwell's is having a grand finale block party in July 31st. Check out any shows you can before the move in the Flat Screens and Picnic Tables.

Tonight:  Thursday 07-11-13
Jazz @ GP's 6:30 pm 
Norm Kirby's Woodburns, Drawings, and Paintings 8 pm
JC's Intervention @ the Dopeness 8:30pm
Thump Thump Thursday @ The LampPost [things are going to get electronic] with Blith[doll], The Use, Strnglv, & Fylmusik FREE 9:30 pm

Friday 07-12
GMJ Groove, Sea of Otters & America's Sweethearts at the Lumber Yard 7 pm
Live at the Park Tavern with the 1 and 9's FREE 9pm

Saturday 07-13
Tachair 1 year Anniversary 2 pm
DJ Pastiche @ LITM
Rebecca T & friends, The Catbirds & Malcolm Marsden @ the Lamp Post FREE 10 pm 


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

We Hold These Truths to Be Self Evident

My fellow Americans [and those soon to be on the 13 year pathway to citizenship], 

Please join us down at the Morris Canal Park [the end of Washington Street] , aka, the Jetty, aka Peninsula Park for our annual, 4th of July BBQ. There will be Volleyball, Music, Frisbee, Sun, karaoke and a total obstructed view of the Macy's Fireworks. Like all great BBQ's, this country was built on hard work and determination of our citizens and a skyrocketing national debt. So if you are coming please come at noon to help set-up, stay late to help clean-up, bring something to share besides a pack of cigarettes, or be kind enough to offer some currency. 

We will have two grills, and coolers. It's always smart to bring something for the cooler and maybe some ice as it will be a hot day. We set up at noon. Also maybe bring your horseshoes or boccie ball set ? Lawn darts anyone. 

After the non-fireworks: I'll be DJing at Lucky 7's Lady Liberty Party at 10 pm. I'm also DJing this Saturday with Bram Teitelman aka bramphetamine expect punk, '80s/'90s alt stuff, some metal and current stuff

Just a quick follow up the JC Summer Olympics start on Saturday July 27th with Volleyball and Wiffleball at Morris Canal. Contact me or Post on the page if you are interested in hosting a Team., 

Lucky 7's Rock n Roll Bands Beer Outdoor BBQ is July 13th 10 bands start at 1 pm. 

On July 20th A Mid Summer Night's Scream a day of Music Magic and Mysticism takes place at the Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery  Live Music|Magicians|Paranormal Activists Live Music by Patchwork, Nick C and the OCD's, Pilot Jones, The Money Shot, Cinema Cinema, Pocketful, Mother, Stare Syndicate, Pyramada $10 donation 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Face to Faces

Fermin Mendoza's 183 6x6 portraits of Artists/Models/People @ LITM tonight 7 pm
Con Vivo Music Series @ Mercado Park FREE 6pm [corner Jersey and Newark]
Taco Night @ the Dopeness with 7pm screening of The Shining
Punk Rock DJ's at Luckys 10 pm

Saturday, June 1, 2013

x marks the spot | American Watercolor Movement & the Everymen next jcSATURDAY @ Art House Productions

John Fesken is back in town for an American Watercolor Movement Show next jcSaturday june 8th @ Art House Productions 9 pm sharp with the Everymen $10

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ride On | Right On

Get Ready for a Jazz InFusion this evening for tonight's Groove on Grove. Regardless of the weather, you can check out The Flying South Latin Jazz open up today's showcase at 6 pm and then play for a second time @ Port-o Lounge about 8:45. Yellow Frog Soul Sessions who perform at the Lamp Post on Wednesday Nights play groove on grove at 7:30 pm. Take a Note Here that next week GonG will on JCFRIDAYS 06/07 starting at  5 pm | Russell Kirk & the Path,  6 pm | Kelly St. Patrick, 7 pm | The Defending Champions,  8pm | Kiwi and 9pm | Mike Scala. 

Also Tonight

  • JC SLAM at Sushi Tango FREE 8pm 
  • Open Mic @ the Trolley Car FREE 8:30 pm 
  • Punk Rock [done right!] at Lucky 7's FREE 10 pm 

Thursday Night come out for a PAY TO PLAY fundraiser at Lucky 7's. We are raising funds for the Liberty Humane Center , and will be selling $5* raffle tickets to the June 9th PIT STOP fundraiser at Pole Position the tickets value at $65 and include two free races plus food and soft drinks, additionally you can just buy them out right. As for PAY TO PLAY: Here's how it works for

$3 I play any song (or the best 5 minutes of it)
$5 I turn off any song early because your ears are going to fall off
$7 I replay your song because someone in the bar has bad taste
*if you purchase a $5 raffle ticket you automatically get a song request
winners of the raffle will be chosen next week before the SUNDAY JUNE 9th Fundraiser

Also on Thursday

On Friday, Art House Productions STAGE Co. for the Youth kicks off their weekend performance of Guys and Doll's Jr. at the Historic Loew's Theatre, Shows run Friday and Saturday Night at 7pm and Sunday at 2 pm.

more Friday

  • The Front Bottoms play Maxwells SOLD OUT also on SAT also SOLD OUT 
  • Creative Grove Artist Market @ Grove Plaza - Sirelo Entertainment Takeover
  • UNPLUGGED : Nimbus Dance Works Season Kick-off at Barrow Mansion [thru June 1st] tickets

    On Saturday It's a Double Fest Fest with Not Yo Mama's Parks and Crafts at Van Vorst Park and June-A-Palooza an LCCS fundraiser at Hamilton Square. Both start at around noon. I'll be at June-A-Palooza hosting some up and coming bands [Kadian Quartette, and DJing. Afterwards, I'm heading over to Luckys for a double bill of driving psyche rock with Risk Relay and Cloned Moor afterwards wonder twins DJ Stay Golden Pony Boy and Mr. Blonde spin it up. 

    more Saturday
    •  UNPLUGGED : Nimbus Dance Works Season Kick-off at Barrow Mansion [thru June 1st] tickets
    • GUYS & DOLLS JR @ LOEW's Theatre 7pm 
    • The Front Bottoms play Maxwells SOLD OUT also on SAT also SOLD OUT 9pm 
    On Sunday, JC Biker's roll through all of town as Part of BikeJC's 4th annual ward tour . Those wishing to participate can pre-register here. The event is FREE and starts and ends at Exchange Place. The After Party has live music by They Live, Sandra Small and the Smallworld Band, Overlake, Universal Rebel, and Hipstacratic. The White Star is serving cold cold ones and there is photo-booth finish line, a bike rack design competitions, and plenty of all day fun. 

    also Sunday 
    • Volleyball at Morris Canal 1 pm set-up 
    • GUYS & DOLLS JR @ LOEW's Theatre 2 pm
    • Industry Night @ Lucky7's w/DJ Bill McCamie 10 pm 
    Coming up next week.... 

    Monday, May 27, 2013

    It is truly an Honor

    Ah,  the unofficial start of the summer, beaches, bbqs, and "incredible blow-out super summer prices" A true American dream, not brought to you by Marlboro, Budweiser, of Ford but by the American Servicemen and Woman who fought for and in some cases gave their lives for our everyday freedoms. 

    Please take a moment of remembrance for them today. If you want something more formal, head up the the Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery for a  beautiful Memorial Day Tribute "HONORING OUR HEROES" -this Monday at 1 p.m. - at Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. This is a free public patriotic military & musical tribute for our thousand of soldiers. It's really lovely. Also, Very exicted to announce that our very own beautiful and talented niece, Ms. ANNA MILANI, (Just turned 10!) (Caroling & Dave's daughter) will be leading off our program this year singing The National Anthem!!! Also, our lovely Ms. Chimene Petitt will be entertaining the troops with her Hudson View Ensemble, along with our very own Piano Man Mr. Aart Markenstein performing too, along with yours truly!! Hope you will try to make it & join me in also honoring our Dad & Grandpa, Sergeant James Carr, & a special salute to my two favorite nephew soldiers, Tommy & Judy's sons Ryan & Chris Carr. The program runs about 1 hour , 20 minutes. Afterwards, our volunteers & some families/friends will stay on and join us for a Bar-B-Q. Hope you can come. Flyer is attached. Please try to let me know if you think you might come and stay for the BBQ, so we can plan enough food! But if we run out, there's always lots of extra berries, plus the 200 year old natural Colonial Romaine lettuce!!! [from Eileen Markestein, Exec Director] 

    Additionally, we will be having a Volleyball|Wiffleball|BBQ at Morris Canal at 1pm. Text me if you need some advice on what to bring. 


    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    This Weekend won't be washed out or High Tide at Luckys

    We've got over a ton of sand being delivered tonight for Lucky 7's Beach Party Weekend. (Ladies, It's still safe to wear your heels for your namesake discount beverage night tonight :) Unpack your flipped flops and sunscreen Summer starts on Friday at 10 pm with DJ's Stay Golden Pony Boy & Mr. Blonde.  On Saturday,  we've lined-up Mr Langham and his Uke  at pm, The beachy sounds of the Swaai Boys at 8 pm, and then high tide at 9 pm with Bongo Surf. Tidal Wave Tony and Baywatch Dave Feldman get sand in your shorts afterwards. Sunday night, it's and Industrial Clean-up with DJ William McCamie. Also expect some post Daisies peeps from the rescheduled Pushing Up the Daisies this Sunday May 19th.

    Here's the revised line-up for this Sunday's . Again, thank you if you came out to lamp post last Saturday. 

    Second Annual Pushing Up the Daisies FundraiserTENTS AND SHINE 
    Help the Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery raise $20,000
    to reach their matching GRANT AWARD 

    Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery 
    435 Newark Avenue - Jersey City 

    $10+ door donation | Adult and Children's Libations | Food by Cal's Hot DogJerewelry by MAGnets Designs 

    Live Music by

    12:30 Gates Open
    1:00 Patchwork [featuring Carolyn Light}
    1:50 Nick Ciavatta of Sea of Otters 
    2:40 Shayfer James 
    3:30 Saving Lives
    4:20 Jeremy Wallace Trio
    5:10 Ghost Pal
    6:00 Annelise Collette
    6:50 Thomas Francis Takes His Chances
    Windsor Field
    Cicada Radio

    can't make the date ? donate
    more info

    Plenty of other stuff to enjoy this weekend - sorry I can't list them all check and/or your facebook account 


    = Farmers Market at Grove PATH FREE 2 pm 
    = Sustainable JC Green Drink and Patio Party at Culinary Conference Center HCC  6pm 
    = The BOYFRIEND APP book reading at Kanibal Home FREE 6pm 
    =NJ Beer Night @ Barcade 7 pm 
    =Ladies Night @ Lucky7's with DJ Dancing Tony 10 pm 
    =DUB CAPS/The Sensational Country Blues Wonders/Monica Lee & Eric Storm @ Northern Soul [Hoboken] FREE 8pm 

    =Hermano Stereo + Reese Van Riper + Crusade + Melissa Lucciola !!! @ Lamp Post FREE 10pm 
    + 80's Ladies night at Port-O Lounge with DJ William McCamie FREE 11pm 


    Creative Grove @ Grove Street PATH Plaza 2 pm 
    Screwed Up Comedy at the Corkscrew FREE 8 pm 
    Beninghove's Hangmen EP Release at NuBlu NYC 9 pm 



    Volleyball at Morris Canal 1 pm