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  White Eagle Hall
Address: 337 Newark Avenue
City: Jersey City
State: NJ
Date Time Event Description
Aug-17-18 08:00 PM VAV
Aug-18-18 07:30 PM JCTC Wave Fest Performing Arts Festival
The JC WAVE Fest is an annual music festival and concert to benefit Jersey City Theater Center's upcoming 2018-2019 season. This year's musical acts include:Kelly Saint Patrick Shayfer James Sylvana Joyce Sid Whelan Tiphanie Doucet Junestar Mr. BlackmanFrank Ippolito The Afterschool Orchestra
Aug-23-18 08:30 PM Allah-Las with Olden Yolk, Tim Hill, Reverb Radio
Following their 2016 album Calico Review, Allah-Las return with Covers #1, the first in a series of EPs exploring tunes near and new to the band. For the debut EP in the series, the band offers renditions of George Harrison's "Fish On The Sand," Kathy Heideman's "The Earth Won't Hold Me", 90s LA cult band Further's "JO Eleven", and Television's "Hard On Love, an unreleased song from the bands Marquee Moon recording sessions. Allah-Las recorded Covers #1 at the Pump House in Topanga Canyon while working on material for their next full-length release. The selections are comprised of old faves and newly discovered tracks that became ubiquitous sounds in the studio between album takes. The EP will be released on Mexican Summer on Nov 3, 2017 as limited edition 10 encased in a high quality embossed jacket and through all digital formats. Allah-Las is composed of Miles Michaud (vocals / rhythm guitar), Matthew Correia (drum / vocals), Pedrum Siadatian (lead guitar / vocals), and Spencer Dunham (bass / vocals). On the road the band has built a dedicated following with extensive, sold-out tours and high profile festival dates.
Aug-23-18 09:00 PM Allah Las Tickets (18+ Event)
Aug-24-18 08:00 PM JCTC Film: Lez Bomb
As a follow-up to her viral hit, Girl Night Stand, Jenna Laurenzo is back with her first feature, Lez Bomb - starring Academy Award Winner Cloris Leachman, Academy Nominated Bruce Dern, Emmy Award Winner Kevin Kane, and an ensemble cast that includes Steve Guttenberg, Kevin Pollak, Elaine Hendrix, Deirdre O'Connell, Brandon Michael Hall, and Caitlin Mehner, brought to you by the producer of Theres Something about Mary and Dumb and Dumber, Bobby Farrelly.Lez Bomb is a multigenerational comedy of errors featuring a young woman (Lauren) who comes home for Thanksgiving with some life changing news. Little does Lauren know, the eccentric cast of characters that make up her extended family have their own stirring surprises as well. The result is a hilarious series of events forcing the family to come together in what amounts to the most unceremonious of holidays. As it turns out, there is no good time to drop the Lez Bomb.
Aug-26-18 08:00 PM Vetiver Tickets (18+ Event)
Aug-26-18 08:00 PM Vetiver, Espers
Aug-27-18 08:00 PM The Moth StorySLAM: Reunion
REUNION: Prepare a five-minute story about revisiting the past. Friends or foes, family or lovers, schoolmates, colleagues or neighbors. Circling back to take inventory on past grievances or long overdue thanks, glory days or stuff you really wish would be forgotten. Hearts broken or mended. Feelings rekindled or extinguished...rose colored glasses optional.*Tickets will become available 1 week before the show, at 3pm ET.*Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final.
Sep-07-18 09:00 PM Sloan
12 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SLOANS 12That title isnt just some random number. Sloan 12 is indeed the 12th album from Canadian power- pop perennials Sloan, which means its as good as Led Zeppelin IV, Black Sabbaths 4, and Chicago 4 all put together. But seriously: not only are Sloan the rare band to make it to their 12th record, and not only are Sloan the rare band to make it to their 12th record with all four original members, and not only are Sloan the rare band to make it to their 12th album with four original members who are equally prolific songwriters, theyre arguably the only band to make it to their 12th album with four original members who are both equally prolific songwriters and all still working at the top of their respective games, sounding utterly ageless in the process. On 12, each of the four principals contribute three stellar songs that play to their core strengths: Patrick Pentland with the soaring rock anthems, Chris Murphy with the playful, participatory sing-alongs, Jay Ferguson with the jaunty prog-pop gems, and Andrew Scott with the whimsical innerspace explorations. Says Murphy, I guess with the album title, we are showing off the fact that we have 12 records. Actually thats not entirely true. When we were making the record, I kept Tweeting about it and hashtagging the posts #Sloan12, Pentland So I was like, lets just call it Sloan12. Naming records is always the worst and we can never agree on a title!Its pretty together. On their previous release, 2016s Commonwealth, each member of Sloan was granted their own side to use as a blank canvas, resulting in a collection of de facto solo EPs packaged as a double album. This time, the band were eager to initiate more creative cross-pollinationwell, at least to start. Wed hoped that this LP would be more of a reaction to Commonwealth, Ferguson says. Whereas that album was more of everyone retreating to corners to produce and sequence a side of their own material, this one would potentially have more collaboration than usual. Alas, as Murphy notes, with three parents in the band, Its hard to get everyone in the room with kids, and people getting sick from their kids, and hockey practice with their kids. Still, that collaborative spirit shines through on Murphys Wish Upon a Satellite, a glorious union of AC/DC chords and Big Star choruses that features a second-verse lead vocal from Pentland, while the normally self-sufficient Scott invited Murphy and keyboarist Gregory Macdonald to (in Murphys words) come barf harmonies and melodies all over the Pink Floydian reverie 44 Teenagers. And while the 12 songs on 12 greatly emphasize each members distinct personality, theyre all ultimately united by their lean economy and punchy precision. I really wanted to make a concise record after the sprawl of Commonwealth, says Murphy, noting this is the first Sloan record to feature equal song contributions from all four members since 1999s Between the Bridges. I think this record will be that much easier to digest. Its certainly easier to learn! Its smeared in Smeared. Sloans 1992 debut is something of an outlier in the bands discography, foregrounding a formative love of shoegazey guitar effects that the band hasnt indulged since. Some Sloan fans dont even count Smeared, Murphy They start at [the 1994 follow-up] Twice Removed, because thats when we really started to become the band we are now. But Sloan12 is rife with Flanger-induced flashbacks: the introductory surge of Murphys Spin Our Wheels conjures the gliding momentum of the bands Converse-clad classic 500 Up, while Pentlands All Of the Voices comes slathered in the signature harmonies that powered their breakthrough single Underwhelmed. Another of Pentlands compositions, The Day Will Be Mine, is even less subtle in announcing its inspiration. Its basically Marcus Said, Pentland laughs, referring to the droning Smeared highlight. I realized that a part of the sound of our first record was me making noise, and thats really my strength: guitar noise that envelops pop songs. I would say theres definitely an element of early Sloan to this record that we havent looked at it in a while. Adds Murphy: I think Smeared was actually the last time we were all equally excited by the same movement: all that grunge and shoegaze stuff. And since then, weve all split off to explore our own musical interests in our songs. Some of these tracks wont just remind you of older Sloan songs, they are older Sloan songs. As Pentland notes, when you have four songwriters playing together for the better part of three decades, theres a lot of riffs By his estimation, the music for The Day Will Be Mine has been kicking around for 20 years in search of the right lyrics; All of The Voices dates back to the sessions for 2003s Action Pact, but, he says, nobody cared about it when I wrote it and we demoed it. Then, when we got together for this record, I gave everybody else the demo for that song, and they were like, Where did that come from? And Im like, I wrote that 15 years agoyou all played on it!Yes, Patrick is fully aware All of the Voices sounds a bit like Oh well, whatever, nevermind. DGC represent!But this is no nostalgia Because its 2018 and were still making records, the 90s mean very little to me, Pentland says. I dont look back at that era with any real fondness, whereas the 2000s have been more interesting to memaybe because were more relaxed now.You will learn fascinating facts about arcane British property With its vivid images of chalets, mountains, and ancient Welsh castles, Fergusons Right to Roam lets you vicariously travel through the UK countryside on the back of a sprightly, locomotive, acoustic pop tune. Right to roam was a term Id only first heard of when at a wedding in England, he says. A relative of the groom was telling me about his hiking adventures in Scotland where they have a freedom-to-roam act giving people access to private land for wandering, walking, and hiking to prevent creating a country of overwhelming private property. I used the phrase as the basis for an England/Wales travelogue, and also a contemplation on pluses and minuses of personal freedom.Yes, theres another Sloan song called If It Feels Good Do Murphys boogie-woogied jam Dont Stop (If It Feels Good Do It)another older song salvaged for the new recordmay share its parenthetical name with Sloans Pentland-penned 2001 hit single, but as he claims, I had my If It Feels Good Do It song before Patrick had his, and we just decided at the time that his was better! (NOTE: Pentland disputes this account of events.)This time, its personal. In recent years, Pentland has become more open about the anxiety and panic attacks that have plagued him as a performer. On Sloan12, he channels those experiences into two of the albums most rousing songs, The Day Will Be Mine and Have Faith, both of which use amped-up riffs and huge hooks to burrow a path from darkness to light. Depression and anxiety were definitely on my mind when I was writing those songs, he Both are basically about desperation something has to change or this is not going to have a happy ending. And while Scott is known for trading in surrealist imagery and cryptic wordplay, the psych-folk sway of Gone for Good chronicles the breakdown of a friends marriage in the wake of an illicit affair. Its written in the spirit of [Twice Removeds] People of the Sky, he says. As in: non-fiction.Now, about that Gord Downie line. As 12 eases you into its comedown closer, Scotts 44 Teenagers, the songs cosmic-rock spell is momentarily broken by one particularly eye-opening lyric about a certain late Canadian rock icon. Just the other day I was reminded of the many ways Gord Downie died/ I see a kid in my head who will be seeing red, until his anger yields to pride, Scott sings with laissez-faire lan. That song was deliberately written as an ode to the teenager, Scott explains. And part of that, he adds, involves examining how teenagers process trauma. The line isnt so much about Gord passing, but about feeling sad for his teenage son who just lost his dad. And not suddenly but in a terrible, protracted kind of When I was 14the same age my son is nowmy dad dropped dead in front of me from a massive heart attack. He was just 48 so you can perhaps imagine what the years leading up to that number have been like for myself. For Scott, this wasnt purely an exercise in speculative songwriting from an emotional distancenot only did he and Downie know one another, Scotts teenage daughter and Downies son are actually schoolmates. There are many layers to the lyrics that hit home for me in a very real way, Scott says. And besides, knowing Downies healthy appreciation of subversive humour and absurdity, I think he wouldve loved the tribute.Sloan are still here to serve you. On the surface, Fergusons centerpiece track Essential Services seems like another joyous display of the bands consummate craftsmanship, using a bouncy Mr. Blue Sky piano line as a trampoline for some sky-bound CSNY-worthy harmonies. But couched within its ecstatic sound is a poignant statement of purpose. Says Ferguson, Chris thought the song was a fun way of referring to our band, being an essential servicewe can't go away! The song touches on that aspect of our The chorusessential services are counting on yourefers to ourselves, but also the you, meaning our audience and how we count on them to support and continue with us. They're part of the equation as well. Does that sound too corny to say? Hey, if it feels good, do it.
Sep-08-18 02:00 PM Back To School Jam 2018: Power Trip, Buried Alive, Indecision & Death Threat