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The Everymen: “NJHC”

The Everymen – NJHC

Since forming in 2009, The Everymen have quickly built a rock solid resume thanks to their tireless average of over 100 shows a year, and a reputation as one of the hardest working and most exciting live (New Jersey) bands around. As a testament to their electrifying performances on and off the stage, WNYC Soundcheck/NPR said “The Everymen inject each element of their energetic rock with a palpable passion.”

Take a look at The Everymen’s new video for “NJHC” from their latest album “Givin’ Up On Free Jazz.” This track is essentially an ode to the band’s home state of New Jersey (culminating in a list of almost every famous Jerseyan in the process!)

Hoboken has a notable presence in the video. Enjoy!

Wyland Record Release Show – 2/21

Wyland Record Release show at Maxwell’s – Feb. 21st.

Aspiring local band Wyland is debuting their self-released EP recording You’re in the World, Get Off Your Feet over at Maxwell’s Tavern on Saturday, February 21st.

Wyland EP Release Shop Maxwells Hoboken NJ February 21 2015

In case you have zero idea who or what they are – their musical style is likened to other acts, such as Coldplay.

Take a listen to one of the first songs off the EP, entitled “Wait.”

Here’s what frontman Ryan Sloan had to say about the song: “Wait was the last song we wrote for our upcoming EP and we couldn’t be more proud of it. The song is about discovering the beauty in being completely lost; a rather cynical concept I suppose. Through the combination of acoustic and electronic elements, I find Wait to be a beautiful representation of who we are.”

Below is a “live” version of the same song they did as part of a contest NPR radio contest:

Also playing with them on the 21st is Castel along with The Vaughns.


Lou Carbone Paintings

Lou Carbone Paintings at Hoboken Historical Museum

Famous Hoboken Artist Lou Carbone has an exhibit that’s been running over at the Hoboken Historical Museum (13th & Hudson) since late last month. And I’ve walked past this sign countless times… and each time something stuck in my head – but I just couldn’t pinpoint it.

Then I got it.

Not sure if he meant it on purpose – but if I had to entitle this painting it would be “The theft of Hoboken boxes!” Either sheer brilliance, or very odd coincidence!

You have until December 23rd to check it out (upper gallery).

Lou Carbone gallery Hoboken NJ

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“Appropriation” art show

“Appropriation” art show at Hoboken Monroe Center

All this rain this week made you a little gloomy? Want some “art” to inspire your mind? On December 12th, the exhibition “APPROPRIATION” will open at the hob’art co-operative gallery, in the The Monroe Center for the Arts (720 Monroe St. – E208).

Ibou Ndoye and Liz Cohen will present mixed media art works. The exhibit will be open to the public from December 12, 2014 until January 4, 2015, and a reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday December 13, from 6-8 pm.

Appropriation Gallery Hob Art Monroe Center Hoboken NJ December 2014

Indigenous people inspire some to create art in Hoboken

Regarding this show, Liz Cohen says, “For years I have been fascinated by the art forms of the indigenous people of the earth, in particular, the Aboriginal people of Australia amongst whom I lived and worked for many years. The colors and symbol system I have created in my works are directly influenced by the art of the Aboriginal culture and other traditional artists I have met in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Ghana and Nigeria.”

While Ibou Ndoye states, “I am a storyteller who uses the visual imagery of my life in Senegal and my new life in America to share the idea that art is universal and that art is for everyone. I like to mix up the traditional African perspective with what I experience here in the United States to make fresh new images.”

Cohen adds, “We love to show together because our aesthetic is the same, even though we are from very different backgrounds and experiences. Our work is often mistaken for the others’ – hence we often get accused of copying!” The artists take pride in the fact that their works are seen as appropriations from each other. They feel that this idea — that they are literally “stealing” each others’ work — shows their respect for each others’ vision. The public is invited to come and determine for themselves if they are appropriating imagery or creating art that influences and flows from one to the other.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. You can hear in-depth talks from each artist on Sunday, December 21st at 3:30pm, as well.


Monroe Center Artist Studio Tour

Hoboken’s Monroe Center Artist Studio Tour – November 9, 2014

The Hoboken Artist Studio Tour will take place on Sunday November 9, from 12pm-6pm. Many Monroe Center tenants will be participating in the event by leaving the doors to their studios open to invite the public to come in and take a look around! This is a great opportunity for people to see some great artists, who are masters at their craft, hard at work. All aspiring artists, art collectors, customers, and anyone who appreciates art to come in and experience the creative process! Support your fellow Monroe Center artists and drop by to say hello!

The event will take place at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St., Hoboken. Free parking is available; the center is located opposite the Congress Street/Ninth Street Light Rail Station.

Hoboken Artists Studio Tour 2014

Metal Masters of Monroe Center

Event: Metal Masters of Monroe Center – Oct. 24th

Still not enough people “go beyond the walls” of such places like the Monroe Center in Hoboken (720 Monroe Street). There are dozens of unique vendors, craftspeople and artists waiting to be discovered. One such event taking place this Friday (“Metal Masters”) will give you an opportunity to check out some artists who make metal their specialty. Read more below…

Metal Masters Monroe Center Hoboken NJ

Metal Masters of Monroe Center

The Monroe Center for the Arts presents “Metal Masters Of Monroe” in Studio E-415 on Friday, October 24th, from 5pm to 9pm at the Monroe Center located at 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken.

These artists work exclusively with metals:

The Metal Masters event is free to the public as well as parking in the rear lot. For further details contact: gp@monroecenter.com Telephone: 201-795-5000.