Saturday Blues Jam at Farside

Farside hosts Saturday Blues Jam in Hoboken, NJ

After the Hoboken Saturday Afternoon Blues Jam fizzled out over at Scotland Yard – they had a brief stint over at Hotel Victor across the street. Well that didn’t last long either – as they had to be cut due to the utter lack of visitors that came to town with the PATH train down for the count.

They happily found a new home for the time being over at Farside Bar (531 Washington St.). So if you’re in the mood for some blues to listen to while you down your drinks – head over tomorrow afternoon starting at 4pm!

Enjoy!

No more Blues Jams at Scotland Yard in Hoboken?

9/20/2011 Update:

A Hoboken411 reader sent an email that the long running Saturday Blues Jam over at the Scotland Yard (72 Hudson St.) is no more.

Apparently a dispute between the ownership and the guys that ran the jam led to the discontinuation. No word on whether anyone is picking up a similar gig, or if it’s relocating to a new venue.

Kutiman: YouTube Mashups – the best use ever of the internet

Speaking of music – and in order to make this post more complete, let me remind you of probably the single most entertaining and fulfilling things I’ve ever found on the internet.

Two and a half years ago, I shared Thru-You with Hoboken411 readers. A collection of outstanding musical video “mashups” made entirely with YouTube clips. To this day, I still find it my #1 favorite “by-product” of the information age. Sheer brilliance in my opinion.

Sadly, my busy schedule leaves me less time to surf or “check” things I used to, but this post somehow brought back memories, and I was pleased to see YouTube user Kutiman has been making more videos, including this phenomenal mashup of Led Zeppelin Black Dog – using only amateur video recordings. (You should check out the history of that song – I’ll bet anything it’s 100x more interesting than the history of any Lady Gaga or Justin Beiber “song.”)

I have much respect for the brain and talent of this individual (and to the users who provided the material!) Enjoy!

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19 Comments on "Saturday Blues Jam at Farside"


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unclebillyscrow
3 years 11 months ago

Stopped by a few Saturdays ago and no jam! Rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated for years but I think it really done this time, a causality of lack of interest, beer pong and college football? Back in the day with Joe Taino playing and running the jam and Christine Santelli behind the bar it was a fun Saturday afternoon. The cast of characters (and I mean that with the utmost respect) showing up week after week to play, listen and drink was nothing short of the best sitcom/reality show ever! The music was great, the beer was cold and the people were always welcoming. We’ll miss that funky little, really loud bar on the occasional Saturday afternoon. Support local musicians and music of all kinds! Thanks and good luck to everyone.

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Jimmy Mack
3 years 11 months ago

After hosting the jams at Scotland Yard Pub the year and a half since Joe Taino stopped running it, I feel compelled to comment

I must agree with unclebillyscrow’s comments. The jams at Scotland Yard , besides being a long running attraction, were enjoyed by many. And it was all about people. People who came for the music – listening and or playing their instruments.

I have many memories of joyful Saturday afternoons spent there while the music played. Then include the Monday nite jams as well!

Realising the great patronage established there and that people truly CAME OUT for the music, it was with no regret that we sought to continue the jams and did so for one and a half years after Joe Taino left. Back then, no one knew what would happen to the jam at that point.

This time I aim to keep our followers informed. We are working to keep the jams alive.
We, Jimmy Mack and the Boys are actively seeking a new home and want to stay in Hoboken! When that is accomplished, we will make an announcement and reach out to our patrons, friends, and musicians to come and join in. It’s been too good to forget about and so, we will Survive.

Support Live Music and the bars that bring it to you………See you soon 8)

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Jimmy Mack
3 years 11 months ago

By the way, to keep it clear, there was no dispute between management and the Band.

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rag246
3 years 11 months ago

Willie’s is dead as doornails on Saturday afternoons; they have space and a stage in the backroom.

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Jimmy Mack
3 years 11 months ago

Well thank you for the tip. We will check it out at Willie’s.

Any other suggestions and comments are welcome folks. Let’s get some noise going for
the continuance of “live music”. I have heard from many of our friends and patrons who miss the Saturday jams and wait in anticipation for them to resume. There’s a good time to be had !!! [quote comment=”211093″]Willie’s is dead as doornails on Saturday afternoons; they have space and a stage in the backroom.[/quote]

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cally
3 years 11 months ago

Hey Jimmy,

My husband Larry (drummer) and I were so disappointed to find out the jam was done when we came up yesterday on a rainy saturday afternoon to see the bar was completely empty.

Please keep us in the loop…how about the whiskey bar on washington avenue? Anyway, seems to me that scotland yard had a great thing going….and instead of being completely empty on a saturday afternoon, they could have been making some $$$.

Keep us posted and let us know what we can do to help.
Rock on!!![quote comment=”211134″]Well thank you for the tip. We will check it out at Willie’s.Any other suggestions and comments are welcome folks. Let’s get some noise going forthe continuance of “live music”. I have heard from many of our friends and patrons who miss the Saturday jams and wait in anticipation for them to resume. There’s a good time to be had !!![/quote]

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Jimmy Mack
3 years 11 months ago

Thanks for your response Cally. You’ve helped already, by showing that there is a desire for the jams to be reborn.

A column like this, and my long list of e-mail contacts’ replies, bears this out.

It will have to be at some other venue. We are working on that now. So, if you are not already on our e-mail list, keep checking here. As you can guess, any new venue will have their eye on the number of folks we can attract. That will have impact on whether we can succceed. So………… please pass the word when we have the new Time and Place. And watch here for announcements. For our Facebook page, look for Jimmy Mack and the Boys. Thank you and we do miss you.
[quote comment=”211244″]Hey Jimmy,My husband Larry (drummer) and I were so disappointed to find out the jam was done when we came up yesterday on a rainy saturday afternoon to see the bar was completely empty.Please keep us in the loop…how about the whiskey bar on washington avenue? Anyway, seems to me that scotland yard had a great thing going….and instead of being completely empty on a saturday afternoon, they could have been making some $$$.Keep us posted and let us know what we can do to help. Rock on!!![/quote]

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Jimmy Mack
3 years 10 months ago

We want to reach out to all of our friends, fans, patrons, fellow musicians, Hoboken citizens, etc. to let you know that we are on track to resume Saturday afternoon / early evening jam sessions at the gracious invitation of Todd (manager) at Hobson’s Choice. We will be complementing his offerings of other fine musicians who perform there. Be sure to check them out. Support live music. I said,”Support Live Music” or………
it goes away, as we very well know now !!!!!! Hobson’s Choice also has a Facebook Page. And food……… Check it out.

We will be sending out e-mail announcements. But, tell your friends !!!
Let’s fill Hobson’s C. 😀

It’s at Hudson and Hudson, just like the “olde” place, only across the street!

Saturday October 22 4 PM (respectable hours!) til 7:30 It’s right across the street from Scotland Yard Pub in Hoboken. See ya there.

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Jimmy Mack
3 years 10 months ago

Check out our new Facebook page under Jimmy Mack and the Boys. [quote comment=”211513″]We want to reach out to all of our friends, fans, patrons, fellow musicians, Hoboken citizens, etc. to let you know that we are on track to resume Saturday afternoon / early evening jam sessions at the gracious invitation of Todd (manager) at Hobson’s Choice. We will be complementing his offerings of other fine musicians who perform there. Be sure to check them out. Support live music. I said,”Support Live Music” or……… it goes away, as we very well know now !!!!!! Hobson’s Choice also has a Facebook Page. And food……… Check it out.We will be sending out e-mail announcements. But, tell your friends !!! Let’s fill Hobson’s C. It’s at Hudson and Hudson, just like the “olde” place, only across the street!Saturday October 22 4 PM (respectable hours!) til 7:30 It’s right across the street from Scotland Yard Pub in Hoboken. See ya there.[/quote]