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Acoustic Concert on Fri Feb 25 in Morristown

Friday, February 25, 8 pm

The Minstrel Acoustic Music Concert Series presents Carolyn Messina & Joe Crookston in Concert

Location: The Minstrel - Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

Carolyn Messina is performing two sets of original songs:
8:00pm - 8:20pm & 
9:40pm - 10:00pm

She will be accompanied by Desiree Lipoma (vocals), Mindy Schmitt (bass),  and Bob Safranek (mandolin)

Tickets are $7 at the door. 
Doors Open 7:30pm

For more information, visit or

Joe Crookston performs at 8:25pm and 10:05pm

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Carolyn Messina

Bayfest Somers Point NJ 2010 with pictures!

Bayfest 2010 in Somers Point NJ

Bayfest 2010 in Somers Point NJ

This year’s Bayfest was even better than last year’s Bayfest! This year we’ve got professionally taken pictures to show you too. The pictures were provided by Josh Gager over at ShutterJunkie. If you’re interested in having professional pictures taken and receiving them quickly, email Josh at

What did you think of this year’s Bayfest? Let us know in a comment below!





The Beach in Somers Point

The Beach in Somers Point

You can view the slideshow of pictures below:

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I Want Your Ideas For JerseyMic

I’m changing JerseyMic and I want your input. Tell me what you’d want in a site like this. Are there specific topics you like more than others? How could JerseyMic be better? What does it do now that you like? And lastly, what completely radical change would you like to see?

Give me your input as soon as possible!

Come join the MCC NJ STARS League for their first ever Open Mic night!

(I’m posting this for Samantha Popp, president of the NJ Stars League of Middlesex County College. I live a little far away for it, but I’m excited for how it turns out.)

Come join the MCC NJ STARS League for our first ever Open Mic night on November 21st, 2009!

We are looking for performers of all kinds to strut their stuff and show the world their talents!

Slam poets, comedians, actors, and singers are all welcome to perform on our stage.

**We are also looking for acoustic musicians!! Let us know if this is your thing.


~~All proceeds will be donated to NJ Seeds, a local organization that helps underprivileged high achieving students reach their goals of attaining higher education and employment~~


(Performers – please arrive a little early so we may sign you in!)

Tickets are $5/advance and $8/at the door



November 21st, 2009

7:00-9:30 PM

The Back Stage

St Stephen’s Church

120 Pleasant Ave

Edison, NJ 08837

Pictures of the venue are at this myspace:

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Alex Siniari and Dustin Miller – NJ tour

Alex Siniari

Alex Siniari

Dustin Miller

Dustin Miller

I’ve interviewed both Dustin Miller and Alex Siniari before on JerseyMic. I’ve talked about Alex’s blog before and I’ve seen them at a lot of open mics.

And if you’ve kept up on Alex’s blog, you’d see that the two of them have been working on an album together. And they’ve been preparing for their NJ tour.

They’ve planned the tour in “phases”. Every month is a new phase, and something new will be introduced into the show, or something will be built upon. Right now they switch back and forth playing their music, but as the months go on:

  • they’ll be playing on each other’s songs
  • there will be more instruments
  • they’ll be looping sounds behind them

And more. In fact, Dustin’s blog has a little droplet more (from the only post so far on

Phase #2 – 10:
These phases of our “tour” will get increasingly complex, with a move towards using loop pedals and various other effects and instruments to create a fuller sound on stage. By Phase #10 we hope to achieve a “full band” effect, using drums, percussion, pre-recorded loops and ambient noises, multiple guitars, and other forms of sonic communication.

Alex’s site has an up-to-date listing of upcoming shows. Here’s what’s in store for now:

10/30/09 7PM The Treehouse Cafe Audubon NJ

10/31/09 7PM Trinity Irish Pub The Pier@ Caesers Atlantic CIty NJ

11/06/09 6PM The Groundhouse Pitman NJ

11/08/09 7PM The Twisted Tree Cafe Asbury Park NJ

I’ll keep you updated about the tour periodically, and if you want to show up to one of the dates, feel free to email me about it!

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