Thursday, February 23, 2006

I Got Nothing 'Gainst The Press, They Wouldn't Print It If It Wasn't True 

On page 84 of this week's Time Out New York, there is quite a nice one-paragraph write-up about the next NEAT NEAT NEAT party, which I'm hosting at Manitoba's next Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. (The write-up is not available online.) Though the bar's clientele has evolved in recent months to the point where the "tattooed crowd of ruffians" Time Out suggests hang out there no longer dominate the scene, the place's punk rock spirit is very much intact.

Next week's gig should be a lot of fun. Not only will I be DJing, but my compadre Pat Pierson of WRSU (Tuesdays 4-6 p.m.) and Yeah Yeah Yeah magazine will be guest spinning as well. The nice folks at Yep Roc Records gave me a bunch of cool stuff to give away—vinyl, t-shirts, etc.—so that stuff will be free for the taking while supplies last. It's also my very own (early) birthday party. Full details about the night—as well as my upcoming opening set at the weekly '80s party Corrosion on Saturday, March 11—are on my home page.

On the topic of press coverage, I also must mention the really nice podcasting story Lani Buess wrote for Exit Weekly, the newest and probably best free northern New Jersey entertainment paper. Though my Hoboken Rock City podcast is still on possibly permanent hiatus, it was fun to share some thoughts on the burgeoning medium and see some of them (as well as a stunning action photo of me spinning records in a club) make it into print. Sadly, this article, much like this week's Time Out blurb, is not available online. Hey, you wanna keep up with me, you gotta kick it old school and read some dead-tree media. All 10 Hoboken Rock City podcasts are still available for download on, yeah, the home page

Anyway, Exit beats the piss out of the longstanding Jersey club guide Steppin' Out simply by offering, like, actual editorial content. Their new website is pretty kick-ass, with useful features like searchable events listings. You can grab the print version of Exit at orange boxes all over Hoboken and North Jersey as well as fine locations like my Hoboken "home office away from home" The Goldhawk. Exit's MySpace page even has a full list of locations where you can get the mag in each New Jersey town where it's distributed. Pretty cool.

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