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The BoDeans To Perform At White Eagle Hall in Jersey City

New Jersey Stage

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — The BoDeans bring their distinctive roots rock in a very special show at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on September 13. The band is playing only a handful of listening rooms in select markets, featuring performances of quieter, intimate, more stripped-down versions of classic BoDeans songs. White Eagle Hall – a newly restored historic theater – is an optimum setting for the types of shows the BoDean’s have planned for their current tour.

In their remarkable , now 30+ year musical career, the BoDeans have blended roots rock with alt-rock, creating compelling songs and high energy performances, resulting in unpretentious rock & roll and an intensely loyal following.

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Trophy Scars celebrating 15th anniversary with first show in 2 years

By Andrew Sacher / Brooklyn Vegan

Trophy Scars returned from a short hiatus in June with the single “Panic Machine,” and now they have announced their first live show in two years. The show is in celebration of the band’s 15th anniversary, and they’re promising songs from all over their very diverse career. They’ve experimented with post-hardcore, blues, prog, psychedelia, and more over the years, and hearing a mix of all of those styles in one night sounds very exciting. Here’s what the band writes:

15 years: Darts, Hospital, Alchemy, Alphabets, Bad Luck, Darkness, Never Born, Vacants, Diapha… hold up…

Welp, I guess we can’t keep it a secret for much longer… FIRST SHOW IN 2 YEARS! This is going to be an extravaganza celebrating our 15 Year Anniversary. Be prepared to melt as we play songs (v) old and (v) new. This limited event is already certified as one of the most important and spectacular of our career. Catch the rare sensation at the new and confoundedly wondrous White Eagle Hall. Tickets available Friday. Let your friends know you have a secret date with your childhood lover November 4.


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Independent Artworld

Marc Cohn kicks off his 25th anniversary tour at White Eagle Music Hall, making this his one time only performance for a New Jersey/New York audience. His beautiful song-writing and melodic voice brought a warm, cozy illuminating feeling to his loyal fans, acclaimed critics and colleagues.

Last year, Cohn celebrated his 25th anniversary, Grammy award-winning, platinum-selling, self-titled debut album by releasing Careful What you Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities, featuring never heard before songs, and demos dating back years before his debut album and the Grammy Award that followed.

Chrissi Poland opened for Marc, whom also quite talented with a beautiful voice, sang a variety of her own songs, covers, and even a song from Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (which is an awesome show)!!

His great talent and ability to mesmerize his audience with his sharp and funny wit along with his voice and words illuminated his fans and brought a closer intimacy with ourselves, in some ways. Calm and cool vibes filled with venue and it was a pleasure to hear Cohn speak of his life through his music. Marc Cohn comes off as one of the most kind and soulful people in this world, he shares his art with a passion for song-writing and it shows.

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Roky Erickson: Cult Artist & Garage Rock Legend Plays White Eagle Hall

New Jersey Stage

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) –What do REM, The Foo Fighters, Rob Zombie, and ZZ Top have in common? They all love, have been influenced by and covered the songs of the renowned Texas-born, singer songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player, Roky Erickson, who brings his psychedelic rock and roll to White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on September 8.

In 1965, Erickson founded the groundbreaking  garage band, the  13th Floor Elevators – a pioneering psychedelic rock band, preceding – and influencing –  acid rock superstars such as Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead. While Erickson may not have had any top-10 hits, the 13th Floor Elevators garnered an intensely loyal cult following, many of whom were other musicians as well as rock aficionados and music critics. One significant indication of his lasting influence, decades after its release Erickson’s incendiary first single, You’re Gonna Miss Me, was featured in the opening scene of High Fidelity.

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Ghosts? Absolutely! Check out ‘Sir Noface’ in Jersey City

The Jersey Journal

The paranormal comes to Jersey City on Aug. 16 as American ghost hunter Chad Calek brings his “Sir Noface Lives Tour” to White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave.

Along with fellow investigative filmmaking partner, Justin Holstein, Calek will present footage of paranormal activity from his documentary, “Sir Noface.”

It is the only presentation of the program in the New York/New Jersey area.

In addition to the screening, the event includes a presentation of Calek and Holstein’s most compelling evidence captured over the past 25 years, Q&As with the hosts, and a special 2-hour VIP dinner meet and greet.

As a paranormal investigator, Calek spent more than 25 years investigating the world’s most haunted locations. He is best known as the on-screen focus, director and producer of the American Ghost Hunter documentary, which chronicled the Calek family’s 20-year battle with the paranormal.

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Apply as an Intern

Apply for Internship HERE

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) is looking for qualified applicants to participate in our internship program. Internships will run through the Fall/Spring Semesters.

Applicants must be enrolled in a local University, able to devote 5-10 hours per week during the months of October to April. Other requirements include: a basic knowledge of social media, Internet research and some computer programs (Word, Excel, Photoshop etc.). Most importantly they must have an interest in the arts as a career. Interns will be working on a wide with a variety of arts and artists.

Interns will be working at White Eagle Hall, a theater with 400-800 capacity, for its presentations of theater, music and other events as well as at Merseles Studios, which features a black-box theater, art gallery and artist studios. Interns will have the unique opportunity to attend programming at both venues, sit it on planning meetings, and work directly with JCTC and White Eagle Hall management staff. Interns will gain valuable experience, expand and improve their skill-sets, and learn about how both the for-profit entertainment world as well as the nonprofit theater and arts worlds work.

Theater Management:

Theater Management interns will gain hands-on experience with how to organize and produce  performances at both Merseles Studios black box theater and White Eagle Hall. Ideal candidates will be interested in both working behind the scenes with artists and production personnel as well as interacting with the audiences. Duties include:

  • Theater space set up
  • Theater maintenance and upkeep
  • Stage design
  • Sound & Lighting production
  • Box Office management
  • Rehearsal management
  • Ushering



Marketing Interns will focus on social media, market research and community outreach, working closely with the JCTC/White Eagle Hall media departments in creating content and dispersal of that content.

Duties include:

  • Market research, including identify audience segments, media outlets, etc.
  • Community outreach
  • Email blasts, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Posts
  • Maintaining and expanding Social Media Presence
  • Creating & Distributing fliers and other materials.

Media Production

Media Interns will assist in the creation and distribution of JCTC/White Eagle Hall content and branding.

  • Create, Collect & Prepare JCTC/White Eagle broadcast content in the form of video, photography and podcasts.
  • Branding
  • Image Editing
  • Community Outreach
  • Working on the other side of the lens as temporary brand ambassadors by attending community events to promote JCTC/White Eagle Hall.

Art Gallery Management 

Interns in our Art Gallery Management program receive hands-on experience on all aspects of art gallery management, including curation, art hanging, exhibition layouts and design, and marketing. Duties will include:

  • Assisting Visual Arts Coordinator
  • Hanging show in gallery
  • Gallery wall prep & lighting design
  • Art selection for exhibition
  • Organizing art jpegs and artist bios & statements for promotional, marketing and social media usage
  • Creaking marketing and social media content
  • Market research and community outreach
  • Gallery sitting (managing gallery/front desk during gallery hours)
  • Assisting in organizing and executing artist talks

The Mountain Goats play Brooklyn Steel in November

By Chris Quartly / Free Williamsburg

The Mountain Goats were in town recently but that was just an opening slot for Jason Isbell (albeit at the wonderful Beacon Theatre). A headline tour was announced last month which included a nearby show in Jersey City at the recently re-opened White Eagle Hall (tickets). However, while an NYC date was missing from those shows, the band have since added one at Brooklyn Steel on the 12th of November, tickets are on sale now (full dates below the jump).

Mountain Goats latest album (their sixteenth), Gothswas released in May via Merge Records and it’s a great addition to their discography. It also happens to be their first guitar-less record, driven mostly by slick basslines, jazzy synths and horns, along with Jon Wurster’s masterful percussion.

The last time I saw the band was at Webster Hall in 2015 (FW review), so I’m particularly excited. All November dates will feature Mothers as the opening act.

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Waxahatchee shares “Recite Remorse” video, adds tour dates with Ought

By Andrew Sacher / Brooklyn Vegan

Waxahatchee has released a video for “Recite Remorse,” one of the highlights of her new album Out in the Storm. It’s one of the album’s most atmospheric songs and also one of the most lyrically honest and vulnerable, and the hazy, oceanic video suits it well. Watch below.

Having recently played Brooklyn’s Warsaw (pics), Waxahatchee has also expanded her tour. She has a newly-added fall run with Canadian post-punks Ought opening.

The run with Ought includes Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall on November 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/28) at 10 AM. Updated dates are listed below.

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Belleville punk rocker has concert coming at White Eagle Hall

A New Jersey native comes back to his home state for one show. Frank Iero and the Patience will perform at White Eagle Hall on Saturday close to his hometown of Belleville.

Previously a member of My Chemical Romance and Leathermouth, he went on the solo route as a punk artist in 2014.

Iero and his band performed under the group name frnkiero and the cellabration before he changed the name and direction of the group.

Frank Iero and the Patience formed shortly after the start of his previous band, releasing the album, “Parachutes,” in October of 2016. Iero is playing alongside bandmates Evan Nestor, Matt Olsson and Alex Grippo.

The Homeless Gospel Choir will open for the band.

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New Found Glory Coming to White Eagle Hall in Jersey City

By Gillian Blair / Jersey Digs

White Eagle Hall has hired Webster Hall alum Heath Miller, founder of Excess db Entertainment, as its exclusive talent buyer and an awesome line-up of indie, punk, and alternative rock bands have already been booked, including New Found Glory on November 7th!

Mr. Miller is an industry veteran and has been lining up the talent at small and mid-size venues in New Jersey and New York City for twenty years. In addition to his exclusive work for White Eagle Hall, he will continue to book exclusively for Webster Hall and Mexicali Live (Teaneck, NJ) as well as non-exclusively for NYC venues Stage 48, Highline Ballroom, and Le Poisson Rouge.

Besides New Found Glory’s November show which will be part of their 20th anniversary tour, the impressive new list includes Belleville native and former My Chemical Romance band member’s solo project Frank Iero & the Patience (7/22), psychedelic icon Roky Erickson (9/8), and Durham, NC-based indie folk rock band The Mountain Goats (11/10).

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Marc Cohn Kicks Off New Tour at White Eagle in Jersey City

New Jersey Stage

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — One of the most beloved and respected singer/songwriters kicks off his new tour with an exclusive, intimate concert at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City. Marc Cohn, most famous for the beloved classic, Walking in Memphis, makes his only New Jersey/New York appearance this Summer at this newly restored, historic theater. His performance will take place on Thursday, August 3 at 8:00pm.  Opening the night is Chrissi Poland.  Tickets range from $45 to $75.  The show is open to those 18 and up.

By combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man, Cohn has long solidified his place as one of his generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, generating a loyal audience following and acclaim from critics and colleagues alike.

“Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know,” says Bonnie Raitt. “I love his songs, he’s an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for.”

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Matt Pond PA Reminds Everyone It’s ‘Still Summer’ With New Track ‘A Spark,’ Tour Dates: Exclusive

Matt Pond PA has made a career of making records that embody every season, and with the release of the new video for “A Spark” and the announcement of a support tour for upcoming album Still Summer, out Aug. 11 via his own 131 Records, he’s setting his sights for brighter days and pushing the summer into mid-Sept.

The Philadelphia singer-songwriter has a whole new group of players on the record, including Laura Stevenson (Bomb The Music Industry!), Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds), Caroline Reese and Anya Marina. Along with the customary new faces comes frequent collaborators Chris Hansen, Shawn Alpay, Mel Guerison and Kyle Kelly-Yahner for the project’s twelfth — and ultimately final — album under the Matt Pond PA name.

With the arrival of the video for “A Spark,” Pond has prepared an appropriate finale, distilling the appeal of the almost 20-year long project with melancholic visuals that superimpose an upside-down, table-dwelling partygoer with a relaxing road trip through the woods.

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White Eagle Hall Aims to Serve Local Music Community

By  / NJ Monthly

With its arched doorframes and windows, White Eagle Hall resembles a Gothic-style church. But ascend the concrete steps and step into the lobby of the landmark building and you’ll be bathed in a red and purple glow. Beyond the lobby is the vast, open floor of Jersey City’s newest performance venue.

The long-awaited concert venue and theater opened its doors last month. Two restaurants downstairs, Cellar 335 and Madame Claude Bis, opened last summer and are already attracting crowds to the building, located seven blocks from the Grove Street PATH station.

Built in 1910 as a community center by Polish immigrants, White Eagle Hall later became the home gym of Basketball Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley’s St. Anthony Friars. The team would win a national record 23 state championships.

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What’s next for St. Anthony, legendary coach Bob Hurley

By:  / USA Today

St. Anthony (Jersey City) principal and basketball coach Bob Hurley had hoped to celebrate his school’s 100th anniversary this year. Instead, after announcing the school would close at the end of the school year Wednesday, he’s trying to find a new home for his 150 or so students.

RELATED: St. Anthony set to close, ending Bob Hurley’s legendary dynasty

“We could have had a celebration this year,” he said. “The one thing that will be fun is we’re going to have our last event in White Eagle Hall (where the Friars once practiced) and we’re in the process of firming up a date, for what was going to be a Hall of Fame dinner. Now it’s going to be a ‘Thanks for the Memories’ thing that we’ll run in the bingo hall that was a legendary place in New Jersey.

“A lot of things need to done now. We have faculty replacement, we need to move kids, we need to empty the building, pay the vendors. The statement is made, but life goes on until the end of the school.”

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Jersey City: A Flower Blossoming as a New Colossus


On a warm Saturday in Jersey City last month, the siren call of the sofa and cable television was probably a bit muted for many residents.

Filipino and Diwali festivals coexisted a mile apart on Newark Avenue and Exchange Place. In front of City Hall, the local L.G.B.T. organization, Hudson Pride, gathered for its annual festival. At the Culinary Arts Institute of Hudson County Community College, the scent of shellfish and saffron wafted from the New Jersey Paella Festival. Even the local cemetery, a few blocks from the Pride Festival, was hopping: 1,000 people, some in Halloween costumes, frolicked in front of a makeshift stage, where eight local bands were performing.

The cultural rise of Jersey City, the state’s second-most-populous city, which many might say accelerated after the 2008 revival of the Grove Street PATH station, was on full display.

Among residents like Anthony Vito Susco, who organized “Ghost of Uncle Joe’s,” the annual fund-raiser at the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, the bonanza of events has come to seem normal for this city of more than 250,000 people.

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