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Pictures from Sherlock’s Books & Cafe on July 30th, 2009

Host Ray Tyler for Sherlocks Books and Cafe on Thursday Nights

Host Ray Tyler for Sherlock's Books and Cafe on Thursday Nights

Sherlock’s Book & Cafe Thursday Open Mic Night in Smithville NJ was recently reviewed, and along with it came pictures from the event. They’re down below, after the list of performers!

(Note: there were more originals and covers performed than the list covers below. These were what was being performed while the picture was taken).

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Pictures and video from Bus Stop Music Cafe on July 28th, 2009

Outside of the Bus Stop Music Cafe

Outside of the Bus Stop Music Cafe

The other day was the first time I went to the Bus Stop Music Cafe Open Mic in Pitman, NJ. It’s held every Tuesday. I took a TON of photos! Everyone was really great and I had an awesome time.

And just who performed? How about a list!

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OC Fine Arts League pictures from July 24th, 2009

You can read the review by clicking below: (or simply scrolling down a little!)

Ocean City Fine Arts League Poetry Open Mic Night

Here’s the four beautiful photos from Friday, July 24th, 2009 at the Ocean City Fine Arts League Poetry Open Mic!

Karen Bruno reads an emotionally charged poem about marital abuse and divorce.

Karen Bruno reads an emotionally charged poem about marital abuse and divorce.

Host Bud Cole explains the rules of the open mic.

Host Bud Cole explains the rules of the open mic.

Poets Alma Pesiri, Barbara Brenner, Karen Bruno, Bud Cole, and Jonathan Caracido prepare before their performances.

Poets Alma Pesiri, Barbara Brenner, Karen Bruno, Bud Cole, and Jonathan Caracido prepare before their performances.

Barbara Brenner recites some of her favorite poetry to the guests of the League.

Barbara Brenner recites some of her favorite poetry to the guests of the League.

And don’t forget! This was Josh Gager’s first assignment. You can read more about Josh in his intro post linked below:

Joshua Gager is the secret JerseyMic intern

There are also higher resolution versions of those photos. Email me if you are interested.

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Gregorio’s Market open mic in Mays Landing on July 22nd, 2009

A shot of the bakery/cafe before the open mic started

A shot of the bakery/cafe before the open mic started

In case you didn’t read the review, you can learn more about the Gregorio’s Market open mic night by clicking below:

Gregorio’s Market in Mays Landing, NJ – Open Mic on Wednesdays

There were some newcomers like Steve & Katie, and Luke. Also, we got to hear a lot more from Passenger. Hopefully, we’ll hear a lot more from them very soon; they’ve got a great sound for such a new collaboration.

Other performers included:

  • Eric Johnston
  • Sarah Bucknam
  • Stan Schwertly
  • Jennifer

Passenger showed up last week and they consist of:

  • Mike Josephsen as the singer
  • Ryan Colvin as the guitarist
  • Kevin Smith on bass

Remember! The Gregorio’s Market open mic is every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month!

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Jeff Caraway at Coffee.Comedy on July 21st, 2009

Jeff!

Jeff!

Jeff Caraway (former host of Storm) had an event at Coffee.Comedy on Tuesday that had a little bit of everything. It started at 7pm and went on throughout the night. Outside of the wide-array of instruments (including piano, guitar, and mandolin), there were plenty of assisting performers and a good crowd.

There were kids playing along and people clapping along as Jeff sang through his large catalog of originals. He also invited several performers up to join him or play solo. Among those invited were:

  • Sammy Stiles
  • Sarah Bucknam
  • Stan Schwertly
  • Jack Black
Jeff & Sarah

Jeff & Sarah

Jeff entertained past 9pm and didn’t miss a beat. He didn’t stop when his partner and lead guitarist Brian Wells was nowhere to be seen. He even joked in the middle of one of his songs saying, “Take it way Brian!”. It was a great time.

Jeff again!

Jeff again!

Coffee.Comedy is right next to the boardwalk in Sea Isle City, NJ, and a nice place (especially in the summer). The owners have friendly toward me since the beginning, and I think that says a lot.

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The Doris Jazz Room on July 9th, 2009 open mic/meeting (packed w/info)

The Doris Jazz Room

Jazz

The Doris Jazz Room is located in Pleasantville, NJ. Last night, in light of the recent news that Pratt’s Hill of Beans is moving from their EHT location, the Thursday night open mic was held at The Doris Jazz Room. Ray Tyler was the host and he went out of his way to make sure there was an event for Thursday night.

Fortunately, and unfortunately, the night was much smaller than expected:

The meetup at the Doris Jazz Room

The meetup at the Doris Jazz Room

But don’t let the small turnout fool you. From this open mic was some of the best conversation and exchange this side of open mics. And The Doris Jazz Room happened to be the debut of JerseyStix, explained after the fold!

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