Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Fond Farewells

Fond Farewells are an alternative band featuring the singer-songwriters Chris Mills ("one of music's hidden gems" - Cleveland Plain Dealer) and Megan Reilly (called "immediately captivating" by interview magazine), Mekons and Graham Parker drummer Steve Goulding, and noted sound engineer and bassist Scott Anthony.

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Sep
27
to Sep 28

Vicki Kristina Barcelona

VickiKristinaBarcelona is Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi, and Terry Radigan, a power trio dedicated to re-imagining the songs of Tom Waits via gorgeous three-part harmonies and a treasure trove of instruments including banjos, bottles and bells, creating a world of sound at once powerful, playful and poignant.  

Seasoned singers and songwriters, each a hybrid story-teller and multi-instrumentalist in her own right, join forces to salute the tragicomic lyrical genius of the Waits songbook. Picture the Triplets of Belleville disguised as Depression Era hobos riding the rails across America stopping to play dance parties and funerals along the road to nowhere.  

Three distinct styles form a captivating original mix, greater than the sum of its' parts, never failing to amaze and delight audiences of all stripes.  Collectively, they have worked with artists including Jack White,  Jackson Browne,  Jane Siberry, Patty Loveless, Dan Penn, Ray La Montaigne, Thomas Dolby, and Taylor Mac.

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Sep
28
to Sep 29

Charming Disaster

"Charming Disaster balances smart pop songs against a confident stage presence, sort of a swagger, that suggest the two people out front are destined for great things...these people are overflowing with musical ideas that simply defy categorization." –The Vinyl Anachronist  “Enchanting and disturbing…Spells + Rituals blends very thoughtful and funny American Gothic imagery with myth-based musical alchemy…there is a great acoustic punk drive to the whole record which matches the potency of the macabre humor. Without the grinning skull inside the loveliness of the tunes, or the dark campy heart inside the weird tales and odes to misery, it wouldn’t all seem so magically in balance and so engaging. And it certainly is!” –Big Takeover Magazine  “Each song is like a spell or ritual…with a little of the deadpan acoustic punk of Jonathan Richman, as well as the arch theatricality of Amanda Palmer.” –Eugene Weekly   “Charming Disaster sound like the music that Pugsley and Wednesday Addams might have made after listening to the Decemberists, Squeeze and some Chopin.” –Yes! Weekly


"Charming Disaster balances smart pop songs against a confident stage presence, sort of a swagger, that suggest the two people out front are destined for great things...these people are overflowing with musical ideas that simply defy categorization." –The Vinyl Anachronist

“Enchanting and disturbing…Spells + Rituals blends very thoughtful and funny American Gothic imagery with myth-based musical alchemy…there is a great acoustic punk drive to the whole record which matches the potency of the macabre humor. Without the grinning skull inside the loveliness of the tunes, or the dark campy heart inside the weird tales and odes to misery, it wouldn’t all seem so magically in balance and so engaging. And it certainly is!” –Big Takeover Magazine

“Each song is like a spell or ritual…with a little of the deadpan acoustic punk of Jonathan Richman, as well as the arch theatricality of Amanda Palmer.” –Eugene Weekly

“Charming Disaster sound like the music that Pugsley and Wednesday Addams might have made after listening to the Decemberists, Squeeze and some Chopin.” –Yes! Weekly

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Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Akin Backbeat

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Jersey City bassist Craig Akin leads his new soulful power trio,The Akin Backbeat, featuring upright bass, electric guitar, and drumset. Craig is an adventurous and playful bassist with over 25 years experience in jazz, blues, funk, soul, and motown. After 4,000 gigs around the country and abroad, he is a proud JC local planting roots in the notoriously diverse culture.

Expect to hear slinky, infectious originals by Craig spotlighting the upright bass as a melody making instrument. Furthermore, the band will take the listener on a ride with grooving instrumental interpretations of soul and R&B hits by James Brown; Bill Withers; and Ray Charles, classic songs by Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt, jazz standards by Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong.

Craig selected in-demand guitarist Paul Orbell for his fire and head-turning tone. And had to have St. Louis native Micah Walker on drums for his relentless commitment to the beat.

Catch these guys on their fresh debut performance at the F&C

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

FOUR VOICES: Jersey Women Poets.

FOUR VOICES brings to the stage four women poets with ties to Jersey City to share their unique voices in a celebration of all things words and poetry.

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Oct
5
10:00 PM22:00

Jeff Crosby & The Refugees

"This is unusually tuneful, well-hooked and atmospheric music, and it comes supercharged with jingle-jangle guitar work, road-weathered vocals and memorable, introspective lyrics."--Jeff Burger, The Morton Report/No Depression

"I think we have unearthed another Country diamond here; Crosby will surely appeal to fans of all the great singer-songwriters from Dylan to Van Zandt to Earle" - The Rocking Magpie/UK

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Oct
11
10:00 PM22:00

The Uptown Getdowns

Formed by the rhythm section of the acclaimed soul/reggae rockers known as Daylow; The Uptown-Getdowns were born. Avoiding limitations, you’ll also hear them playing a diverse mix of music spanning a wide spectrum of genres from bossa nova, rock, jazz and everything in-between. The Uptown-Getdowns are a fun-loving, party style, feel good band, and you really can’t go wrong!!

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Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase


An evening of great singer-songwriter performances, featuring musicians and their songs - many of them developed through the on-going Spaghetti Sessions workshops.

About Spaghetti Sessions Performing Songwriter Workshop: Since 2011, the Spaghetti Sessions has held their monthly songwriter workshop in downtown Jersey City. Musicians perform to a roomful of their peers who offer insights and feedback on the works-in-progress. Over the years, the Sessions have fostered a growing community of musicians, many of whom have gone on to become established artists throughout the JC area and beyond.

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Oct
18
10:00 PM22:00

Bobby Blue The Balladeer

Bobby blue the balladeer is a 4 octave countertenor singer with an eclectic 5 piece acoustic band that plays original music, Old Cowboy Songs, Latin Folk, and Rockabilly. Inspired by his Costa Rican and American heritages and by old Western Cowboy movies of the 1940s & 50s. “We never intended to be a party band but of audiences can’t help but get up and dance and sing along when they can”. The audience describes them as “really fun, but also really elegant and beautiful”, and generously showers them with roaring joyful applause. The band is all acoustic and includes a singer, acoustic guitar, fiddle, upright bass, accordion, and hand drums. Recommended if you like: Roy Orbison, KD Lang, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins

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Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Case: Live in the Parlour

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through this link.

Limited Seating (No standing room)

Doors 7:30pm | Show 8pm

Singer/songwriter, 3 time Grammy nominee, Producer, Author, leader of the Plimsouls, member of the Nerves. Peter Case’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay area in 1973 and worked as a street musician and played in the seminal power pop group The Nerves, before moving to Los Angeles to form the Plimsouls, landing a deal with Geffen Records. The Plimsouls achieved success with the single, "A Million Miles Away,” but broke up shortly after. Case’s 1986 solo Geffen record revealed deep roots in folk and blues, and earned him his first Grammy nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” as well as the Number 1 spot on the NY Time’s 1986 Best CDs list. Six CDs later, Case earned another nomination for Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, a remarkable collection of songs that features Case’s voice and a single guitar. It’s clear that Case is a major talent on the Americana troubadour landscape. Case’s 2010 CD, Wig emphasized the rock and blues side of Case’s repertoire, while 2007's Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John demonstrates what Case can do with just his voice and a guitar. With or without a backing band, Case delivers his songs with both intense passion and introspective nuance.

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Oct
26
10:00 PM22:00

Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes have been lighting up stages with their high-energy brand of multifaceted Americana music since 2011.  Seamlessly welding folk, blues, country, Broadway, and rock n’roll into a smart, rootsy, compelling sound, Scott and the band join it with a razor-sharp wit to seek out the humanity in moments of love, rage, and despair.

Through six years and two albums (2014’s Life on Fire and 2016’s Welcoming the Flood), they have earned rave reviews, airplay, and fans on festival stages and in listening rooms throughout the Northeast. They are 2016 Nerfa Formal Showcase artists and have appeared as Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s “Most Wanted”artists.

With their infectious love of music, lyrical imagery, and Scott’s unconquerable voice soaring above the rich counterpoint laid down by Kirk, Matt, Mike, Chris, and Skyler, Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes set toes tapping and imaginations humming everywhere they go. They are recording new songs for a 2019 release.

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Nov
1
10:00 PM22:00

Julian Velard

ulian Velard’s musical stylings and comedic timing have made him a fixture in both the comedy and music scenes in his native America, and have created cult followings overseas in the UK and The Netherlands. His music initially took hold a decade ago, where praise from The Guardian, Time Out London, and The Sunday Times led to a major label record deal.

He’s toured internationally as an opening act for artists such as Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Goldfrapp, and he has shared the stage with a host of comedians including Will Ferrell, Reggie Watts, Paul Scheer, and Wyatt Cenac. His ability to transition seamlessly between both worlds has led to regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another. In 2017, he was an artist in residence at the prestigious Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City.

Velard has written music and lyrics for Pop acts, commercials and the Internet, including songs for UK sensation Olly Murs, Wix.com, New York Knicks, Buzzfeed, Audible and The New Republic. His work has been featured Mashable, The AV Club, and Nerdist. Velard’s latest album, Fancy Words for Failure, was profiled in The Wall Street Journal.

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Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase


An evening of great singer-songwriter performances, featuring musicians and their songs - many of them developed through the on-going Spaghetti Sessions workshops.

About Spaghetti Sessions Performing Songwriter Workshop: Since 2011, the Spaghetti Sessions has held their monthly songwriter workshop in downtown Jersey City. Musicians perform to a roomful of their peers who offer insights and feedback on the works-in-progress. Over the years, the Sessions have fostered a growing community of musicians, many of whom have gone on to become established artists throughout the JC area and beyond.

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Sep
14
10:00 PM22:00

The Campfire Flies

John Baumgartner – vocals, keyboard, accordion, percussion Toni Baumgartner – vocals, flute, recorder, clarinet, percussion Matthew Davis – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion Jon Fried – vocals, banjo, guitar, bass Ed Seifert – vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica Deena Shoshkes – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion  This group is a songwriter’s dream sextet, bringing together some of New Jersey’s most acclaimed indie rock writers and performers: John and Toni Baumgartner and Ed Seifert (Speed The Plough), Deena Shoshkes and Jon Fried (The Cucumbers) and Matthew Davis (The Thousand Pities).

John Baumgartner – vocals, keyboard, accordion, percussion
Toni Baumgartner – vocals, flute, recorder, clarinet, percussion
Matthew Davis – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
Jon Fried – vocals, banjo, guitar, bass
Ed Seifert – vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica
Deena Shoshkes – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion

This group is a songwriter’s dream sextet, bringing together some of New Jersey’s most acclaimed indie rock writers and performers: John and Toni Baumgartner and Ed Seifert (Speed The Plough), Deena Shoshkes and Jon Fried (The Cucumbers) and Matthew Davis (The Thousand Pities).

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Sep
6
10:00 PM22:00

B L U E O X with Ranjit Arapurakal

10pm Jersey City band called BLUEOX. Think Pink Floyd meets Tame Impala meets The White Stripes. Psychedelic, stoner, garage rock with a super-tight live band.

11pm RANJIT is an emerging musical talent with Indian roots, Western Classical training, and an American Rock & Roll sensibility. As an Independent Singer-Songwriter, he can be seen performing his own global blend of music in venues across New York City. Ranjit's debut album, Patchwork, is available on iTunes worldwide, and he is currently recording two new albums, both slated for release in 2013.

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Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

Naomi Vernon EP Release

Naomi is an indie folk singer songwriter.
Naomi moved to New York City to pursue her dream of telling her story through her songs. Her passion for fingerstyle guitar, along with a love of folk and country music blends into her indie-folk style of songwriting.

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Aug
28
8:00 PM20:00

Walter Parks

Storyteller, singer-songwriter and finger-picking guitarist Walter Parks, a Florida native and living in Jersey City, presents a creative mix of swamp blues, folk and jazz delivered sometimes in an ambient style and sometime in a gritty-rootsy style.

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Aug
16
10:00 PM22:00

Anthony Fuscaldo Group

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Anthony Fuscaldo’s guitar performances embrace a wide array of music influences. From the classical styling of Andres Segovia, to Django Reinhardt and Joe Pass inspired jazz free-form improvisation, his creative impulse is to inspire and connect people with the power of music.

Throughout his career, Anthony has performed with a wide variety of notable musicians such as Jazz Saxophonist Dan Faulk (J.J. Johnson Quintet, Rufus Reid), Songwriter/Producer PJ Bianco (Demi Lovato, Metro Station, Sean Paul, The Jonas Brothers), members of Wu-Tang Clan, and other recording artists from Universal-Republic Records.

Anthony has also composed music for TV and film including placements featured on NYC GO, Kendall Jackson Wine, Sur Peru TV, Korean News Television and many others. His music was also more notably featured in the movie “Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn” starring Armand Assante, William DeMeo (Analyze That, The Sopranos) Ice-T, Ja Rule, Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos) and directed by Paul Borghese. Alongside a variety of different projects, Anthony’s music has received radio airplay from DJ Lindsey Klein – WDHA 105.5 FM, 103.9 FM-WRCN “The Rock of Long Island” with Frankie Dee, WRSU Rutgers University Radio 88.7 FM, 91.7 FM Stockton College Radio and many others. Anthony is also a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

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Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase


An evening of great singer-songwriter performances, featuring musicians and their songs - many of them developed through the on-going Spaghetti Sessions workshops.

About Spaghetti Sessions Performing Songwriter Workshop: Since 2011, the Spaghetti Sessions has held their monthly songwriter workshop in downtown Jersey City. Musicians perform to a roomful of their peers who offer insights and feedback on the works-in-progress. Over the years, the Sessions have fostered a growing community of musicians, many of whom have gone on to become established artists throughout the JC area and beyond.

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Aug
10
10:00 PM22:00

Georgia English

"Georgia English blends an intoxicating brew of vintage and contemporary sound, which makes the Americana genre so delightfully hard to define." - WDVX 89.9 FM Knoxville

"Georgia's vocals have a distinct style that is both edgy and endearing.” - Bree Noble/Women of Substance Radio

"What really blows us away about Georgia is how authentic her voice is. She's not addressing the same love stories that we constantly hear on the radio. She's diving into deeper, more eccentric waters, with incredible results." - Sonicbids Blog

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Aug
9
to Aug 10

Malaby/Mintz/Beninghove/Kuhl

Two Drummers, Two Saxophones, One Night Only

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Jul
27
10:00 PM22:00

Heather Hardy & Christine Santelli

Grammy Nominated songwriter and NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Christine Santelli (guitar, vocals) teams up with Blues Hall of Fame, powerhouse Heather Lil’ Mama Hardy (fiddle,vocals) for special project.

After a successful tour down south and out west, Santelli and Hardy bring this project to their home turf where they first met in 1996. Heather now resides and in Tucson Arizona where she has a successful career with her own Band Lil’ Mama.

Heather Hardy: "Heather Hardy's violin slices through like a diving falcon. Her solos marry lightning virtuosity with melodic sophistication and unhindered soul."

Christine Santelli: "…Christine Santelli’s solo acoustic stunner Dragonfly is a complex, coming of age work…the matured singer-songwriter whose voice and acoustic guitar give wings to her poetry.”..Dave McGee veteran former Rolling Stone writer emeritus and distinguished author, "

These veterans exhibit true respect for each others art and talent, its obvious in their shows, together they are not to be denied.

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Jul
26
10:00 PM22:00

Leni Stern

Leni Stern has fearlessly led bands with guitar in hand for over 25 years. She has won numerous guitar, songwriting and composition awards, and just recently she was named one of the 50 most sensational female jazz guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine. Her trio features Senegalese master musicians Mamadou Ba (bass) and Alioune Faye (percussion/vocals) performing originals featuring Leni's unique style which seamlessly melds American Jazz, Blues and Rock with West African tonalities and rhythms. www.lenistern.com

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Jul
20
10:00 PM22:00

Al Gold with special guest Johnny Sansone

Blues & Roots music guitarist and singer Al Gold brings together musician friends from NJ and one from New Orleans for a unique night of Roots and Blues Music… most of which will be original music from his newest recorded project entitled: “Paradise (Musical Adventure in Blue Jersey)”. 

"He has crept upon us slowly but surely, and now (special guest) Johnny Sansone has become one of the best bluesmen/roots musicians on the scene ..."

David Kunian, OFFBEAT MAGAZINE

Lately out on the road, promoting his latest recording “HOPELAND” (produced by Anders Osborne and featuring the North Mississippi Allstars’ Dickinson brothers) New Orleans Musician - Songwriter - Recording Artist- multi award winner Johnny Sansone has an evening away from his band to flavor this evenings proceedings with his specialized brand of southern Mojo.

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Jul
19
10:00 PM22:00

Molly Tigre

Molly Tigre mashes African music- especially the entrancing rhythms and melodies from Mali and Ethiopia- together with the adventurous and experimental leanings of some frightfully talented NYC musicians. Featuring the compositions of saxophonist Mitch
Marcus (Donovan, Gene Ween Band, Japonize Elephants) and bassist Ezra Gale (Aphrodesia, Super Hi-Fi), the diverse group also showcases saxophonist/flutist Chris Hiatt (Japonize Elephants), drummer Joe Abba (NYC Jazz Exchange) and percussionist
Kolipe Imbrahima Camara (National Dance Company of Guinea) for a sound that could only come from the melting pot of New York City. The band is equally at home playing for dancing crowds at world music and jam band festivals as well as the jazz club
environment.

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