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Saturday, May 24, 2014

A weekend to remember

A big thank you to all who made last Saturday's Pushing Up the Daisies Festival a great success. At the end of the day we raised over $5,000 towards our $26,000 goal to replace the Gatekeeper's House at the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery. If you were unable to make the event, or would like to donate money or volunteer at the grounds, click it -- The next Rock-it Docket Fundraiser at the cemetery will be Six Beats Under on Aug 9th, followed by The Ghost of Uncle Joe's on October 25th.   

On Monday, Memorial Day, the cemetery is honoring those who paid the ultimate price to defend, protect, and ensured our freedoms. There will be a ceremony at 1 pm, along with a special musical salute by U.S.O Throwbacks, The Manhattan Dolls. Plus the goats are back ! 

Also on Monday, we'll be setting up the net for a BBQ-Volleyball-Paddleball- Horseshoe day. Net goes up at about 1 pm. We'll have a couple of grills, so message me, if you need some culinary cues. We play at Morris Canal Park - The Jetty - at the end of Washington. 

Tonight. Eliza Neals plays the Bitter End in NYC. Motor Funker spins at Lucky's and DJ Pastiche is at Port-)

Sorry gotta go, my called and says dinner is ready :) 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pushing Up the Daisies this Saturday or Raising Money for a New Roof

This Saturday,  13 bands will Raise The Roof, for our annual Spring-time fundraiser for and at the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery. The Third Annual Pushing Up the Daisies festival features 10 bands playing at the cemetery with and after party at the Lamp Post. In addition to live music, you can come meet and feed our newest volunteers, Live Goats. Come hungry yourself and enjoy food from Cal's Hot Dogs and the delicious Samosa's from Honey Bakery. Bring a blanket and/or law chairs if you wish and picnic. Gates open at 1pm and music begins at 1:50 with a real family band, RocknRoll HiFives, no really they are a family. There's live music all the way til 10 when we head down to the Lamp Post for 3 more bands. Suggested donation for this event is $10 / $5 for the after party only. Here's the full line-up

1:00 Gates Open 
1:50 RocknRoll HiFives / 2:40 The Dead Bums / 3:30 Overlake / 4:20 Hermano Stereo
9:10 The Money Shot --with DJ Headdy Sizzahands between bands 

FREE with Wristband from Day event Suggested Donation $5 

10:30 pm Love Bomb 69 / 11:30 Black Wail  / 12:30 STUYVESANT

DJ Stay Golden Pony Boy spins at Lucky's Saturday Night. A Big thank you to Lucky's for supplying ice for Pushing Up the Daisies

OKAY- Rewind to Wednesday 

Groove on Grove is back at 6 pm with Dani Garcia a very talented eight grader with an amazing voice/ Then followed at 6:30 pm with The Do Rights who are going to play an elongated set. The 8pm band is tba, but come by things looks for an extra special performance. Afterwards, if you need some more music, Ames Deluxe and Andrea WK are at the Lamp Post, Punk Rock DJ's are at Lucky 7's. Next weeks' Groove on Grove features Patchwork Alchemy, Drum & a Tantrum, and The Use. And if you haven't noticed things getting busier at Grove Street Plaza. HDSID's Farmer's Market is back on Mondays and Thursdays' check it all out here ----

If you are in the market for a date, on Thursday some of JC's Most Eligible business owners, artists, creative professionals, and musicians will be be up on the auction block for a night/day adventure. Looking to raise money for Art House Productions upcoming play coincidentally titled COMMIT, local Bachelor/ettes will be commit to interesting conversation and company at one of these great space/places  *Tour of NJ Beer Company, *VIP access to Monty's Public House, *Go-Kart racing at Pole Position, *Tea for Two at TeaNJ, *Dinner at Hamilton Inn, *Figure drawing class at the Jersey City Art School, *Massage for two with Evolve | Revolution, *Pizza Night at Razza Pizza Artigianale, *Dinner at Marco & Pepe, *Dinner at GP's Hamilton Park, *Sake Dinner at Komegashi Too II, *Brunch at Madame Claude, *Theatre Night at the Loew's, *Mexican Dinner at Orale 

Here's your:  Bachelor Roster, *Joe Velez, Fine Artist, * Shayfer James, Musician, *Narciso Espiritu Jr., Founder & Illustrator of Instigatorzine, * Natty Adams, Against Nature Atelier, * Monty Melwani, Monty's Public House, * Shimeon Nandlal, Martial Artist, *Louis James Video Production

Bachelorette Roster:  *Amanda Levie, Cholula Hot Sauce, * Kelly St. Patrick, Musician, * Tracey Noelle Luz, Photographer, *Virginia Kamenitzer, Photographer, * Pooja Gupta, Gymboree Play & Music, *Liz Casalino, Feena Boutique & JC Made, *Brittani Bunney, SILVERMAN

DJ's couple mEgan and George Soul Fern spin, and there is a special performance by the musical couple DIYGFY. After the event, I'll be joining Andrea WK and Ames Deluxe at Lucky's for Ladies night. 

Okay here's the rest: I have some fun to run. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Cinco de Playa - The Battle of Puebla

Two tons of sand will feel great running through your toes this weekend's beach party at Lucky 7's. Pull out those flip flops and head over for some margarita's and high priced limes. Originally started by a Lucky's Bar Man Neil, the Beach Party used to happen in the dead of winter, this year we moved it to a warmer climate, and hopefully you will take advantage of the temperature appropriateness to don some summer duds. On Saturday night, bands in the sand start at 8 pm with Bongo Surf and the the US of Bugaloo, followed by a DJ The Fine Hawaiians, Chuck Daly and Myself. I'll have some door prizes for anyone appropriately dressed, if I run out of door prizes, we will have to settle for tequila shots. Sunday Night The Emergency Party will be in the life-guard DJ tower. Monday night will be a "official" Cinco de Playa party. The other days still count.

Also on Saturday Night, the Coy Kids play a pre-album release at The Lamp Post with the new JC Supergroup Black Wail, and Polina and the Pyramids. Get a sneak preview, these bans all reprise for May 17th Pushing Up the Daisies Fundraiser at the Cemetery

Today/Now SILVERMAN's annual Cinco De Mayo , which celebrates the Battle of Puebla and not Mexican Independence [09/16]. Outdoor party and parade run til midnight tonight, outside of city hall.  On the inside, and just below my apartment, at Sushi Tango, Vespertine reworks popular songs into a bossa-nova - lounge groove. Set are at 8 pm and 10 pm.

A Beautiful Saturday, will play host to the 4th Street Arts 5th Annual Chili Cook-off Fiesta at Grove Street Plaza. There's delicious chili [you be the judge], a homebrew tent, Live Music By The Big Wake and the Jeremy Wallace Trio , additionally a couple of great food trucks will be on hand as Newark Ave will be closed from Grove Street to Barrow [the City should try that out on a more permanent basis]. First bowl at noon. Expect to see some runners from Art House Productions who will be finishing up the Newport 10k run earlier that day. It's not too late to support their team., as mile for mike they go the distance here in Jersey City.

Sunday, looks to also be a great day, and I'll be on the Volleyball court at the Jetty. MOrris Canal Park at the end of Washington Street. Net goes up at 1:30pm

This Wednesday, The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District [] outdoor weekly music series, Groove on Grove returns for our 7th Season. Although dos dias too late, we will return with our Seite de Mayo Fiesta with Latin Rocker Mas Alla and Puerto Rican Folklorists Segunda Quimbamba. DJ George Soul Fernandez spins in between and The Jersey City Firefighter Bag Pipers will initiate the days fun. Tent or Shine 5:30 pm.

mas aqui


--As bees Drown in Honey at JCity Theater [through May 17th] 
--The Defending Champions, FAN APPRECIATION SHOW AT TIERNEYS TAVERN (FREE Pizza and 100 free cans of PBR!!!)
--P@Atomic with Dogfood and LLC at the Mojo Lounge
--Technically Dancing w/ Pastiche


--Mod Cup with DJ Pastiche
--Kentucky Derby 140th Run for the Roses watch at 9C Tavern
--Artist talk with Dan Witz & Dylan Egon at 529 W 20th Street
--Party for Danielle, Neva and Megan!