Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Former TV star set to take the stage at Mexicali Live in Teaneck Sunday.
Former “Malcolm in the Middle” star turned musician Frankie Muniz suffered a “mini stroke” but will still perform at Mexicali Live in Teaneck on Sunday, according to published reports and a Twitter message from the entertainer. “I was in the hospital last Friday. I suffered a "Mini Stroke", which was not fun at all. Have to start taking care of my body! Getting old!,” said a post on the 27-year-old’s Twitter account Tuesday. “I was really dizzy and in a lot of pain in my whole body and my head. My hands were numb. I didn't really have good balance and I was almost dropping the bike. I never had this before. I was like 'What's going on?,” Muniz told PEOPLE magazine. Muniz plays drums in the band Kingsfoil, according to a report on NJ.com. “…
Friday, July 20, 2012
Project addresses mental and physical care for returning troops
Queen Anne Road venue and restaurant MexiCali Live will host a benefit show next week to raise money for injured members of the armed forces, event organizers announced. According to the show’s presenter, 100 percent of money raised from the July 25 show will go to the Wounded Warriors Project. Wounded Warriors raises awareness and supports injured service members. “This is a cause that we all hold dear to our heart and cannot wait to create a memorable evening that benefits the brave men and women who serve our nation,” Robal Johnson of PUMP Sessions, the show’s presenter, said in a news release. The Wounded Warrior Project began in 2003 by a group of veterans and friends who were moved to action after hearing stories from service members…
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Performer Jay Everett wrote us a song urging folks to head to Mexicali Live in Teaneck on Sunday to catch him, Darrin Bradbury, Dan Scarpa and Andrew Nieporent perform
Several Bergen County-based musicians will be stripping the band and flying solo on Sunday, Oct. 23. Darrin Bradbury, Jay Everett, Dan Scarpa and "The Mayor of East Ridgewood Avenue," Andrew Nieporent, are the four acts booked for the Singer-Songwriter Showcase at Mexicali Live in Teaneck. "You get four acts of music and hopefully a wonderful time," says Everett, the 24-year-old Fair Lawn resident and creative force behind The Jay Everett Band. "I know it's going to be a great atmosphere. Andrew has probably sold tickets to half of Ridgewood by now," he laughs. Nieporent is perhaps best known as the affable, friendly organizer behind the Ridgewood Coffee Company Open Mic nights, but he's also a performer in his own right. "One of the great…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Mexicali Live hosted the 3rd Annual Don Manzo Benefit Concert to raise money for music scholarships. More on Manzo, from the charity foundation's website: Born Domenick William Manzo in Wood Ridge New Jersey, a resident of Rutherford for 29 years, passed away March 23, 2009. Early on Don Manzo became the "go to" guy for the most sought after guitar lessons in North Jersey. His genius talent and teaching style is considered the reason that many professional North Jersey musicians are where they are today. In addition to teaching music for over 35 years, and playing in a band named Fantasy for 28 years, Don worked as a Warehouse Supervisor for Gucci in Secaucus. Beloved husband of Maggie. Loving father of Steven and Tara. Cherished …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
NJ rockers got down in Teaneck
The Scott DeCarlo Six rocked the house at Mexicali Live on Saturday night. The band has members from all over New Jersey — keyboardist Jason Krebs is a Glen Rock native — so they've got a major league following across the state. Check out these photos from their raucous Saturday night show.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Also, the self-described ‘cello-driven steampunk trio’ Rasputina to perform at Mexicali
Sometimes it can be quite productive to get things off of one’s chest. For Allie Mulholland, the decision to vent his frustrations concerning the theatre eventually would lead to the formation of the Re:Group Theatre, which focuses its creative energy on reviving the depression-era plays of The Group Theatre – the forerunner of The Actors Studio. Mulholland described how one night he penned a 14-page “rant” about how to fix the theatre. He then shared his writings with his friends, who passed it along to their friends, and so forth. Eventually six people, including Mulholland, held the group's first meeting in January 2010. He said the number of attendants doubled the following week. However, prior to that first meeting, Mulholland said …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Mexicali Live hosted a benefit concert Tuesday for Ava Borntrager, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Performers included OURS, Lukas Rossi, Rad Bromance, The Alternative Outfit, Waldwick School of Rock, Zoe Gnecco, Looney Tunes and Jenny Jump.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Pop-rock band has done stints backing artists including Stevie Wonder, Vince Gill and Brad Paisley.
Ever heard of the Imposters? Maybe, you say? Surely you’ve heard of Elvis Costello. The Imposters are the band standing behind him, making him look good. Every once in a while, in a small, pass-the-hat East Village rock ‘n’ roll club, The Imposters take their own time to shine and prove what a fine band they are even without their famous frontman. Maybe that guy Elvis gives backing bands an itch because not long after he sang a duet with the Jonas Brothers, their backing band stepped out on their own too. They are called Ocean Grove, after the Jersey Shore town in which they holed up in a Victorian home on the beach to cut 14 songs in as many days. Didn’t Lincoln Park steal the idea of naming their band after a New Jersey town? Don’t tell …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Rock ‘n’ roll group Holidays in London arrives on Saturday at Mexicali; Englewinds to play at Puffin on Sunday
HOLIDAYS IN LONDON The rock ‘n’ roll trio Holidays in London will take the stage Saturday night at Mexicali Live. Wyckoff-native Nic Esposito (lead singer/guitarist) and his cousin Paramus-native John Paul Parlato (drums) began playing music together while Esposito was attending Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell. Esposito met future band mate Blake Marquez (upright bass) while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduation, the trio settled in Atlanta and toured the state. They also played gigs in Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. The group recently moved back to New Jersey. A former college girlfriend inspired the band’s name. Esposito said his ex-girlfriend would always tell him that …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
If you missed the show, here's your chance to catch some of the rock band's performance at Mexicali last week.