Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Eliza Neals Unplugged on the Piano

ELIZA NEALS a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, prolific songwriter, confident producer and powerhouse outstanding live performer is “returning the magic back to Blues-Rock with mind-blowing live performances and Top of the Charts recordings.”

Eliza sings with unearthly passion and velvety grit, effortlessly pushing air to new heights, and her operatically trained voice has been called both sexy and menacing. None of this is surprising, of course, since Eliza studied with Motown Legend Barrett Strong and could rightfully be called the last of the truly trained MOTOWN singers.


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Apr
27
10:00 PM22:00

Bovine Social Club

Bred on the northern banks of the Delaware River, Bovine Social Club is a grassy, twangy, swinging breed of Americana sounds sure to get your dancing cow on. One wicked lineup of seasoned jam musicians backs the thoughful lyrics of vocalist, philosopher, memoirist and former monk, Samuel Saint Thomas. The Bovines' carefully crafted twangrass songs of longing, loving, picnicking, gardening, confessing, and making the days go slow have sure become something to moo about.

Produced by Railroad Earth's Tim Carbone and happily fertilized by country, bluegrass, folk, and Juju vocabularies, their self titled debut charted at #7 on the Roots Charts and #37 on the International Americana charts. BSC is one of the fastest growing and most highly respected new Americana bands in the Northeast, sharing some of the finest festival and concert stages with some of the finest talent. Bovine Social Club continues to grow their musical family while each new performance becomes another great experience for their avid fans.

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Apr
28
10:00 PM22:00

Debra Devi and Jaime Rose

Jaime Rose at 10pm

 Jaime Rose offers lyrical rock with strong melodies. The music is dense and honest. It features a thick low end from bassist Jaime De Jesus, intricate and thoughtful guitar from Max Feinstein and a full, solid drum foundation and detailed percussion from Johnny Roccesano. The songs represent a dynamic period of change for Jaime, who is more often associated as the lead singer of The Fave. 

 

Debra Devi at 11pm

Debra Devi w/ Rob Clores (keys), Max Feinstein (bass), John Roccesano (drums).
https://youtu.be/olSDqDTU9ps

"Debra Devi's compelling voice reminds us of Sheryl Crow while her guitar playing brings to mind the incomparable Jimi Hendrix." Metal Hammer
“Devi is a supersonic fret-burner with a deep feel who also writes hauntingly memorable songs." JamBase

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May
10
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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May
11
10:00 PM22:00

James Calleo

The journey to his new album began in 2015, when Calleo traveled to India, volunteering to teach children in a rural village English and music. He traveled on from there and formed a band, playing gigs around India, earning just enough to cover room and board. Upon returning to the U.S., Calleo decided he had to pursue his music. His friend and yoga instructor is none other than Grammy Award-winner Ben Wisch, who’s worked with artists such as Cyndi Lauper and Marc Cohn, so it was naturally for Calleo to reach out to Wisch, who agreed to produce the album, and Calleo set up a GoFundMe page to pay for recording time.

A native of Ramsey, New Jersey, Calleo left the state after graduating high school and spent some time traveling around, seeking inspiration. His travels somehow brought him right back to Jersey—to Hoboken, specifically, where he’s established himself as a fixture in both the burgeoning local yoga scene and the local music scene. Over the last few years Calleo has been a familiar figure at Maxwell’s, Finnegan’s Pub, Departed Soles, Turtle Club and Grand Vin to name a few, while also performing at Triumph Brewery New Hope and Princeton. He puts new life into cover tunes, as well as original songs, building up a dedicated following.

Most recently he graced the stage of White Eagle Hall in Jersey City which has featured acts like The Felice Brothers, the Mountain Goats and New Found Glory.

In March James will set out to the Treefort Music Festival where he has been invited to perform music at the Yoga Fort.

James plays bi-weekly for yoga studios, private parties, wedding cocktail hours and original shows.

"You need to hire this guy. He did a 2+ hour acoustic set and wowed every person."

-Brook, Private Party Client, Review on Yelp!

"James Calleo, a local singer/songwriter, opened up for Long. From the first song to his last Calleo  had the crowd enamored and wanting more."

-Stitched Sound

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May
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.

Featured Artist: TBA

Showcase Artists: TBA
 
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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Apr
21
10:00 PM22:00

Gato Loco

Psycho-Mambo band pioneers Gato Loco will be playing in Jersey City for the first time! Come hear that band that "reveals the unsuspected connections between the origins of mambo and the abstraction of free jazz, while a battalion of percussion and lascivious guitars shakes the audience into a betwitching frenzy." (Arte Live). 2 sets, between 10 & 12

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Apr
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.

Featured Artist: Forget the Whale

Showcase Artists: TBA

About the Feature Artist: Forget the Whale, a four piece hailing primarily from the 6th Borough, America’s Golden Door, Jersey City, includes members Alishia Taiping (lead vocals, bass) Dan Pieraccini (bass, keys, vocals), Peter Durning (guitar, harmonica) and AJ Zienowicz (drums, vocals). It’s been said, of all the things Forget the Whale has, a ‘sound’ is not one of them. It’s not that they have no sound: blues, rock, alternative, R&B, country, funk and nu-metal all become ingredients for Forget the Whale’s veritable witches’ brew. One new convert from Brooklyn said, “Every song is completely different. You never know what’s going to happen next.” Let’s find out.

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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Apr
14
10:00 PM22:00

Anthony Tamburro

Anthony Tamburro is born and bred Jersey, and the influence of the area’s bluesy rock tradition can be felt in the pulse of his debut album, Alaska. But Tamburro’s poignancy is all his own, and we are drawn in to his story teller lyrics. 

"Reminiscent of Springsteen and Dylan, Anthony Tamburro is an american story teller. His lyrics are filled with imagery of a time and place, breathing familiarity, allowing the listener to nestle into his songs. His rich, sometimes gritty vocals add that perfect “working class” spirit to his songs. ...songs with just the right amount of grease."
Christine Santelli
NYC Blues Hall of Fame

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Apr
13
10:00 PM22:00

Molly Tigre

A five piece group that weaves elements of North African music- especially from Mali and Ethiopia- into exploratory and progressive jazz. Ethiopian poly-rhythmic funk drinks a progressive jazz cocktail at Miles Davis' 1970's loft party.

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Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Bluebirds of Paradise

Chrissi Poland and Ari Hest are New York based singer songwriters who have release several albums independently as solo artists, and one record under the name Bluebirds of Paradise together. A Brazilian-infused collection of original duets that conjure memories of Jobim, their album "In A Night" has been featured on WFUV's radio show On Your Radar. They have traveled the world and played with an array of artists including Sting, Jackson Browne, Judy Collins, Sheryl Crowe, Moby, Mavis Staples and more.

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Apr
7
10:00 PM22:00

The Tall Pines

"Connie Petruk looks like she stepped out of late ’60s/early ’70s Nashville and sings like the lost sister of Bobbie Gentry or Dusty Springfield. Her honeyed alto will melt the frost off your windshield. The Tall Pines are equal parts soul and twang, molasses and moonshine, sass and skill. The songs, all written by Christmas Davis, evoke the heyday of the country-soul hybrid without ever sounding unoriginal, a difficult feat.”
~ Meredith Ochs: NPR

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Mar
23
10:00 PM22:00

Paul Rosevear and Val Emmich

For the last 20 years Paul Rosevear’s musical aim has remained the same: to connect with others through a great song, well sung. Along the way, he’s supported artists ranging from Joan Baez to Stone Temple Pilots, licensed his songs to major networks like MTV and The CW Network, penned innumerable jingles in adland, and proudly served spaghetti and meatballs to Ric Ocasek while interning at NYC’s legendary Magic Shop recording studio. His latest solo release is entitled “Pearl,” and his latest band release is The Vice Rags' self-titled EP. Paul also teaches songwriting at Lakehouse Music Academy in Asbury Park. 

Dubbed a “Renaissance Man” by the New York Post, Val Emmich is a singer-songwriter, actor and published novelist. With over a dozen albums released, the Star-Ledger has called him “one of the finest songwriters in the Garden State, [and] also one of the most prolific.” He has had recurring acting roles on Vinyl (HBO) and Ugly Betty (ABC), as well as a memorable guest role as Liz Lemon’s coffee-boy fling, Jamie, on NBC’s 30 Rock. His debut novel, The Reminders, was a B&N Discover selection and an Amazon Book of the Month. He lives in Jersey City Heights. 

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Mar
16
10:00 PM22:00

Swingadelic

Swingadelic will be performing as a quartet for this evening:
Musicians: John Bauers, Bill Easley, Colby Inzer & Dave Post

Swingadelic began in 1998 as the neo-swing movement was cresting. Upright bassist Dave Post gathered his jazz & blues playing friends together to play engagements at New York City's Supper Club, Swing 46 and Windows On The World, the former restaurant atop of the World Trade Center. As the swing scene waned the band was able to turn to swing dance groups, concerts, festivals, schools and private engagements to keep active.

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Mar
9
10:00 PM22:00

Smokey's Round-Up

Guitarist Smokey Hormel's touring and recording career includes work with Tom Waits, Beck, Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Neil Diamond, Norah Jones and Adele, among many others. He explores American Roots music, Western Swing, Bossa Nova, and African music in both his work as a sideman as well as with his own musical endeavors Smokey's Secret Family and Smokey's Round‑up.
https://www.npr.org/2017/01/07/508590030/how-smokey-hormel-became-the-quintessential-session-musician

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Feb
17
10:00 PM22:00

Ray Corvair

The Ray Corvair Trio were formed in Boston 20 years ago and have been going strong ever since. Equal parts surf rock, 60's spy movie soundtracks, and Las Vegas Grind style striptease numbers are their signature cocktail. This instrumental trio delights audiences as they veer from James Bond jazzy sophistication to sleazoid burlesque tunes and surf rave ups!

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