Monthly Archives: January 2008

New Song by Christian Doscher

Bar Matchless 1/26/07

From Christian Doscher:
When it’s been a long time coming,
Acknowledgement of a resultant position,
Should never be mistaken for the path,
Paved slowly pebble by pebble,
Throughout years of misgiving,
“Not in one conversation did the two of us become estranged…”

To listen, visit his MySpace page:

http://www.myspace.com/christiandoscher

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Francis & the Lights at Mercury Lounge 1/26/08

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Francis & the Lights put on a great performance last night at the Mercury Lounge. The room was packed and the audience was groovin’. Can’t wait to see them again!

Click Here for the full Photo Set

Getting Ready for a National Tour Is Hard Work!

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PELA

02/26 – TT The Bear’s
Cambridge, MA

02/27 – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

02/29 – Schubas
Chicago, IL

03/01 – 400 Bar
Minneapolis, MN

03/04 – Hi Dive
Seattle, WA

03/05 – Doug Fir
Portland, OR

03/07 – Bottom of the Hill
San Francisco, CA

03/08 – Spaceland
Los Angeles, CA

03/10 – Hi-Dive
Denver, CO

03/13 – Beachland Ballroom
Cleveland, OH

03/14 – Rock & Roll Hotel
Washington, DC

03/15 – Johnny Brenda’s
Philadelphia, PA

Sara Benincasa on Think MTV!

My friend Sara Benincasa is MTV’s online correspondent for their Street Team ’08.

Check out her first video entry:

Francis and the Lights this Saturday at Mercury Lounge

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Francis and The Lights

At the end of 2007, I put together a list of my 15 favorite shows this year. Some of the bands on my list were probably no surprise to many of you. The big surprise was my #1 favorite – Francis and the Lights (sorry my loves). In all honesty, I had no expectations of this band – I had gone to Galapagos to meet my friend Brendon and take his portrait for my 30 Portraits project. I was completely blown away by Francis and The Lights– never have I seen such energy mixed with such soulfulness. Well, friends, you now have the opportunity to see them for yourselves. They are playing at Mercury Lounge on Saturday, January 26th at 9:30. It’s where I’ll be!

Drink Up Buttercup

This was an amazing show!! Drink Up Buttercup will be playing a residency at Pianos the last two Tuesdays of February (19th & 26th) and the first Tuesday of March (the 4th). . Check them out!

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Drink Up Buttercup

For More Photos, click here

Another Friday Night With Auntie Sara

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Sara Benincasa hosts Family Hour With Auntie Sara at Occhi’s Lounge every Friday night at 7:00 pm.

This Week Featured:

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Jon Lang

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Jamie Lee

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Adam Newman

For More Photos, click here

What else can I do right now?

Since I’m having some difficulty getting out to shows…Damn that ‘G’ Train! I’m posting some photos that I took out of the window at work a few months ago….

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Smack Mellon: Site 92: Phase II opening

On Saturday night, at 68 Jay Street Bar, I met my friends Jeff and Ces. 68 Jay Street is actually a very comfortable neighborhood bar in DUMBO – I’d recommend it. Then we were off to Smack Mellon for the opening of Site 92: Phase II. I happen to really enjoy installation. I like it much better than painting and often, more than photography. There’s something special to me about an artist creating a piece that is meant to take up space. These installations were site specific. They are all related in their way to the neighborhood and the industrial space. The exhibit runs through February 24, 2008.

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68 Jay Street Bar

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Site 92:Phase II

Exhibit Gallery – click here

Then we were off to dinner and I took some photos through the front window of Joya which reflected Court Street outside – I like these photos.

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To see all photos click here

KiDROCKERS – 1/13/08 at The Living Room

Kidrockers is a concert series that began in January 2007 that brings some of the most engaging and vital artists in indie music and comedy to perform for kids and their parents. These all ages shows are designed to bring families together to enjoy new music. Artists perform original (not specifically made for children) songs in a manner that is both authentic and kid-friendly. Past artists include Bishop Allen, The Spinto Band, Locksley, Chris Barron, Undisputed Heavyweights, Levy, Looker, Craig Baldo, Reggie Watts, Wakey!Wakey! and The Bloodsugars. Hosted by Seth Herzog.

“We love to hear great new music — and so do our kids”; says Kidrockers founder Beth Lorge. “We want to create an opportunity for kids and parents to discover artists and get to see them play live in a fun, safe and comfortable environment.”

www.kidrockersusa.com/

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www.myspace.com/thesubjects

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www.myspace.com/looker

For More KidRockers photos click here

Last Night at Occhi’s Lounge – Auntie Sara and friends….

Family Hour With Auntie Sara at Occhi’s Lounge – where secrets are revealed……

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Family stories from:
Jessi Klein! (Comedy Central)
No-longer-striking-Letterman-contributing-writer Dan Vollmayer!
Cousin-in-Residence Kambri Crews! (KambriCrews.com), Ballyhoo Promotions)
Charles Star! (Pant-Hoot)
Michael Ennis! (Discovery Channel, Wolfangle Films)
John Powers! (Caroline’s, Laugh Lounge)
Sean Donnelly! (Don’t Touch Me There)
Amy Beckerman! (Dykes on Mics)

To see the full photo set click here

Last Night at Occhi’s Lounge – Auntie Sara and friends….

Family Hour With Auntie Sara at Occhi’s Lounge – where secrets are revealed……

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Family stories from:
Jessi Klein! (Comedy Central)
No-longer-striking-Letterman-contributing-writer Dan Vollmayer!
Cousin-in-Residence Kambri Crews! (KambriCrews.com), Ballyhoo Promotions)
Charles Star! (Pant-Hoot)
Michael Ennis! (Discovery Channel, Wolfangle Films)
John Powers! (Caroline’s, Laugh Lounge)
Sean Donnelly! (Don’t Touch Me There)
Amy Beckerman! (Dykes on Mics)

To see the full photo set click here