Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Upcoming Shows at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City

Allah-Las
with Olden Yolk, Tim Hill, Reverb Radio

WHEN: Thursday, August 23, Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
WHERE:
White Eagle Hall (337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302) is conveniently located within walking distance between Grove Street & Journal Square PATH Stations, about 30 minutes from Manhattan. For more details on visiting White Eagle Hall, check here.
TICKETS: $16

Following their 2016 album Calico Review, Allah-Las recently returned with Covers #1, the first in a series of EPs exploring tunes near and new to the band. For the debut EP in the series, the band offers renditions of George Harrison's "Fish On The Sand," Kathy Heideman's "The Earth Won't Hold Me," 90s LA cult band Further's "JO Eleven," and Television's "Hard On Love," an unreleased song from the band's Marquee Moon recording sessions. Recorded in Topanga Canyon while working on material for their next full-length release, the selections are comprised of old faves and newly discovered tracks that became ubiquitous sounds in the studio between album takes. Allah-Las is composed of Miles Michaud (vocals / rhythm guitar), Matthew Correia (drum / vocals), Pedrum Siadatian (lead guitar / vocals), and Spencer Dunham (bass / vocals). On the road the band has built a dedicated following with extensive, sold-out tours and high profile festival dates. Olden Yolk is a New York-based group whose penchant for dystopian folk, abstract poeticism, and motorik rhythms have enveloped them in a sound uniquely of-the-moment yet simultaneously time-tested. The project is led by songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Shane Butler and Caity Shaffer. Their debut full-length, Trouble in Mind, ruminates on questions surrounding love, self-doubt, and locating autonomy amidst burgeoning unrest. These songs are ecstatic odes to the life of the city; to the subway platforms, kiosks, and monuments which enliven and encompass our collectivity, elevating into an urban-psychedelia.

JCTC Film: Lez Bomb

WHEN: Friday, August 24, Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
WHERE:
White Eagle Hall (337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302) is conveniently located within walking distance between Grove Street & Journal Square PATH Stations, about 30 minutes from Manhattan. For more details on visiting White Eagle Hall, check here.
TICKETS:
$15

As a follow-up to her viral hit, Girl Night Stand, Jenna Laurenzo is back with her first feature, Lez Bomb, starring Academy Award-winner Cloris Leachman, Academy-nominated Bruce Dern, Emmy Award-winner Kevin Kane, and an ensemble cast including Steve Guttenberg, Kevin Pollak, Elaine Hendrix, Deirdre O'Connell, Brandon Michael Hall, and Caitlin Mehner, brought to you by the producer of There's Something about Mary and Dumb and Dumber, Bobby Farrelly. Lez Bomb is a multigenerational comedy of errors featuring a young woman (Lauren) who comes home for Thanksgiving with some life changing news. Little does Lauren know, the eccentric cast of characters that make up her extended family have their own stirring surprises as well. The result is a hilarious series of events forcing the family to come together in what amounts to the most unceremonious of holidays. As it turns out, there is no good time to drop the Lez Bomb.

Vetiver
with Espers

WHEN: Sunday, August 26, Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
WHERE:
White Eagle Hall (337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302) is conveniently located within walking distance between Grove Street & Journal Square PATH Stations, about 30 minutes from Manhattan. For more details on visiting White Eagle Hall, check here.
TICKETS:
$20

Vetiver is an indie / freak folk outfit led by Andy Cabic. Formed in San Francisco in 2002, the band released their eponymous debut in 2004, which began a string of critically-acclaimed albums, including To Find Me Gone (2006), Tight Knit (2009), and Complete Strangers (2015). Vetiver has toured with Morrissey and The Shins, shared the stage with Bright Eyes and Juana Molina, and collaborated with Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart. Talking about Complete Strangers, Cabic notes, "The songs on the album bear some resemblance to the album's title. They share things in common but come from different places, different times. 'Stranger Still' is an anthem for insomniacs, illuminating the hours when the world exceeds our grasp. 'From Now On' rings out some emotional tinnitus, the moment a night runs away from you, when freedoms turn into responsibilities. The album builds around dualities, the way people pair at parties. 'Current Carry' percolates with the confidence of love, while 'Confiding' reveals how vulnerable we are chasing love. As with many of Vetiver's better moments, sunshine is only a chord away from melancholy. An introspective lyric underlies an extroverted chorus. Subtlety tries to be outgoing, loneliness familiar, in an effort to connect the dots of life's ellipsis. I'm still figuring the album out. It feels like someone I've just met yet known for a long time." Playing their first live shows since the release of their last album in 2009, III, psychedelic folk band Espers began appearing in the Philadelphia area in early 2002. With a core provided by singer/songwriter Greg Weeks, Meg Baird, and Brooke Sietinsons and rounded out by numerous collaborators, their heady blend of chamber rock, baroque pop, and late-'60s British folk won them a small but devoted following both locally and nationally. Their intoxicating self-titled debut arrived in 2004 on the Locust label. The EP Weed Tree, a collection of covers, traditional pieces, and originals, arrived in 2005, followed in 2006 by the full-length II.

The Moth StorySLAM: Reunion

WHEN: Monday, August 27, Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
WHERE:
White Eagle Hall (337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302) is conveniently located within walking distance between Grove Street & Journal Square PATH Stations, about 30 minutes from Manhattan. For more details on visiting White Eagle Hall, check here.
TICKETS:
$10 (Tickets on Sale 8/20 at 3pm)

At The Moth StorySLAM's Reunion, prepare a five-minute story about revisiting the past. Friends or foes, family or lovers, schoolmates, colleagues or neighbors. Circling back to take inventory on past grievances or long overdue thanks, glory days or stuff you really wish would be forgotten. Hearts broken or mended. Feelings rekindled or extinguished ... rose colored glasses optional. The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

White Eagle Hall is a newly restored and renovated historic theater located in the thriving nightlife scene of Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. White Eagle Hall presents live music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, family shows as well as other performances while serving food and drinks. In addition, White Eagle Hall is a warm and intimate event space perfect for weddings, receptions, private parties, fundraisers, corporate meetings and other functions.

As one of the newest and most unique live-performance and event spaces in the Northeast, White Eagle Hall comprehensive overhaul features a roughly 8,000 square-foot flexible space venue and it's capacity is 800 standing, 400 seating or 250 seated for dining; has many historic features including a wrought iron wrap-around balcony, a coffered tin ceiling with two large stained glass atriums. White Eagle Hall includes its very own bar and food service. In addition, White Eagle Hall features two restaurants on the ground level, Cellar 335 and Madame Claude Bis. White Eagle Hall is located in the thriving nightlife scene of Downtown Jersey City Restaurant Row, where there are many other restaurants and bars to enjoy.

The building opened in 1910, constructed by polish immigrants and craftsmen under the leadership of Father Peter Boleslaus Kwiatowski, who transferred ownership to St. Anthony's upon his death. The parish managed the venue throughout the 20th century. Embedded in the White Eagle Hall ceiling are two spectacular, hand-crafted stained glass skylights -- one commemorating Frédéric Chopin, the classical music composer, and the other Marcella Sembrich, an internationally renowned opera star. Perhaps White Eagle Hall's most famous achievement is the facility's unique contribution to basketball: White Eagle Hall was the home of the St. Anthony Friars, the basketball team of St. Anthony High School coached by Jersey City native and Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Bob Hurley. The original wood basketball floor where the Friars had their famous practice are now used as bar counters and balcony flooring; wood fixtures from Saint Boniface Church (constructed in 1865), can be found in the window frames, bar sides and balcony railings and ledges; and, Boniface altar fixtures can also be seen in the box office/merchandise area.