We’ve been hearing from more and more friends and readers that they’d like to know where we’re going each week so they can join us. We get invited to events, hear about fun exhibits and are interested in lots of different places all the time. Here’s what is on our radar this week. We can’t guarantee that we’ll go to all these places but there’s a good chance we’ll be at some of them. Support local arts or get outside and do something with us!
Friday, January 6th at 9pm, The Meat Locker, Montclair
Whiner // north jersey synthpop ragers! Big Neil // new jersey indie pop songs! / David F. Bello // vocal loops, lyrics that really make you think, gothy pop from Philadelphia
Teenage Halloween // power-pop hip shakin’ jams for the soul!** Lunch Ladies //
shoegaze slammers from the great shore of new jersey
respect each other, music at 9pm, no punk time (hahahah)
Friday, January 6th at 8pm, Leftfield, Manhattan
Come kick off the New Year with Zach Russack at Leftfield on Ludlow St! The band will go on at 8:00 PM.
Saturday, January 7th at 4pm, Crossroads, Garwood
2 hours of NJ’s finest entertainment for kids & families for a great cause – research and treatment of Parkinson’s, PSP and ALS through the Light of Day Foundation. With The Campfire Flies, Miss Nina, Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam and Yosi from Yosi & The Superdads!
Saturday, January 7th at 9pm, The Meatlocker, Montclair
Electric Sensei – didge // Jean Pool – psychedelic bbs // LKFFCT – turn the light switch from off to on (and listen to this) // Tula Vera – very good garage rock // The Carousers – NJ – fun punk rock and good tunes // Dentist (Band) – indie pop punk surfy rock from Asbury Park
Sunday, January 8th at 6:30am, Princeton Battlefield
Bundle up and join us for a real time historical tour of the Battle of Princeton that was fought on the Stony Brook Settlement farms of William Clarke and his brother, Thomas 240 years ago, on January 3, 1777. The tour will be led by British Army historian William P. Tatum III, Ph.D. Tatum will be joined by other re-enactors of various Continental and Congressional regiments, including Peale’s Company of Philadelphia Associators that will have marched all night from the Old Barracks Museum, and the famed, British 17th Regiment of Infantry to show us exactly where, when, and why events unfolded that chilly morning in 1777. You will experience the battle, minute by minute, at the same time of year, and in similar weather conditions. Learn how the Battle of Princeton, as it occurred, was not at all what Washington was expecting. Learn from where the Continental Line approached the battle. Learn how these momentous events transpired and were the culmination of the Ten Crucial Days Campaign that changed history. https://
Sunday and Monday, January 8th and 9th, Various Locations
Trenton City Museum in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, Sunday, January 8th, 2 pm
“Alexander Hamilton and the 24 Cannons at the Battle of Trenton”
From the Trenton City Museum website: “Follow the movements of all 24 of the cannons on the streets of Trenton during the Battle of Trenton in this explosive lecture that will demonstrate why the 18 American cannons — including those commanded by Alexander Hamilton — were decisive in the victory over the Hessians. A four-pounder cannonball will be on display during the talk led by David Bosted, urban planner.
Snyder Academy, 42 Broad Street, Elizabeth, Sunday, 5:00 pm
“Hamilton Sites in New York City and New Jersey” by Bryan Barreras
The Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical has sparked unprecedented interest in Alexander Hamilton’s life and created a community of fans that bridges all demographics and ages, many of whom now swarm to sites with any connection to Hamilton’s life. New York City author Bryan Barreras explains how his obsession with the show led to the creation of his book, Where Was The Room Where It Happened: The Unofficial Hamilton: An American Musical Location Guide. Join Barreras as he takes you on a virtual tour of several of the locations central to the events depicted in Hamilton and explains the connections between the show’s songs and these locations.
This event will be held in Elizabeth, New Jersey at the Snyder Academy, which sits on the site where Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr went to preparatory school in the 1770s.The talk is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Elliot Dee at The Snyder Academy at Elliot@acadenj.org.
City Hall, 280 Grove St, Jersey City, Monday, January 9th, 1:00 pm
“The Birth of Hamilton and of Jersey City”
Join the AHA Society and Jersey City Mayor Fulop at City Hall to learn about Alexander Hamilton’s key role in founding Jersey City shortly before he passed away in 1804. Speakers will include the Honorable Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis, Councilman Boggiano, and author Thomas Fleming, a Jersey City native.This event will be followed by a short informal walk to visit the historical plaque describing the founding of Jersey City.
Monday, January 9th at 6:30pm, The Red Eye Cafe, Montclair
Join us on Monday January 9th at the Red Eye Cafe for the second installment of Season 2!
We are thrilled to welcome authors Alice Elliott Dark, Elisabeth Egan, Elizabeth Onusko, and Matthew Thorburn. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Readings will be from 7-8:30pm. Stop by early for coffee, tea and snacks and stick around after for mingling and book buying and signing.
Tuesday, January 10th at 8pm, The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn
Humans! Long time no see. I’ll be opening up Emanuel and the Fear, as well as Frances Cone which I’ll also be playing guitar and sangin some harmonies in. Matt Olsson will be joining me on stage on the drums and i promise promise promise you will love it. especially him. you’ll fall in love with Matt. Beware, you might leave your significant other for Matt. You can also be as old as you want. You can literally make up an age. Tell them you are 6 months old. You’ll get in. Check out the event: http://
Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:00pm, 21+ / $10 ALL AGES
Tuesday, January 10th at 9pm, The Meatlocker, Montclair
Ashes is coming to town from Richmond VA on tour!! Get down with us at the Meatlocker!! This is also the first Wild Moon show in NJ since September. Come on out!!!! Tuesday night party time! WoooOOO!!
Wednesday, January 11th at 9pm, The Meatlocker, Montclair
TPY & PET JAIL WINTER TOUR featuring: HAVE A GOOD SEASON: https://
Doors @ 8, Address: 8 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042, Be kind.
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