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BORGATAPHOTOSHOOT2007024LAS VEGAS, NV — Jimmie Lee, The Jersey Outlaw recently ignited Las Vegas on fire with his huge sold out show which punched his career into the “Stratosphere”. This Live Show will be made into a live CD that will hit stores early spring 2010. This is one Jimmie Lee CD that you don’t want to miss!!

The Jersey Outlaw delivers powerful shows, and performs live as though his life depends on it. No entertainer on earth has ever been more powerful in front of the crowd, and Jimmie Lee needs nothing more than his music! Every new concert for Jimmie is a new test, a new challenge and the stage becomes his proving ground. Jimmies trademark country horse powered sound is still intact in each song , and our boy delivers.

The bad boy of country rock opened the show with “LETS GO”, a killer ‘in your face’ country rock extravaganza that’s an audience favorite!!
Jimmies concert included favorites as Kickin Ass, Crazy Bitch, Forever 29, and he reached into the attic for some songs from his early albums. Our boy kicked it like nobody’s business with an encore of his best, Gimme A Holler, Cross Country 4 Wheel Drive, and closed the show with his theme song, Country Rocker. A meaningful set ending piece with the jive band groove and evangelical exhortations. The Jersey Outlaw rides again, with an uplifting, exhilarating phenomenal show!! 5 Stars, Baby!!!

Jimmie has played last year to sold out crowds at the House Of Blues, Atlantic City; Hard Rock Cafe, Philadelphia; Prospectors Saloon and many more!!

Most recently, The Jersey Outlaw has teamed up with HighRollerClothing to create the Jimmie Lee Special Collector T-shirts. They are available at www.highrollerclothing.com and at all Jimmie Lee shows.

Expect big venues this year as The Jersey Outlaw Road Tour hits the ground running. Our boys on fire and better than ever. It’s a show you must see!

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By Helene

IMG_0289Curran’s Irish Inn just opened their third entity! Now they are 3x the FUN! The newest inn is located in Palmyra, NJ, at 5 West Broad Street, right over the Tacony-Palmyra bridge and this place is off the hook! Same great food, service, entertainment and drinks, including “Taste of Ireland”, a wide variety of Irish Whiskeys and beers that you can try each day! And Mikey V. from OOT will be there every Friday for the biggest After Work Dance Party to start your weekend off right! Curran’s two other locations are located at 6900 State Road in Philly and on Route 13 in Bensalem! You can go to any of these locations and know that you will have one helluva good time-any day of the week!  They are open from 11:00 am to 2:00 am and the kitchen is open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm weekdays and until midnight on the weekends. Talking about food…Curran’s Palmyra has the best wings-Hands Down! Check out their famous Pudgy wings and they just added Fathead’s Seafood (yum!) and other daily food specials. Every Wednesday nite you can get those fabulous wings for just 35 cents each; can’t beat that anywhere!  And they have great drink specials, and entertainment like Quizzo, Acoustic and Full band acts, DJ music, Karaoke and look out for Bar Bingo coming soon! Every 17th of each month, Curran’s celebrates St. Patty’s Day with a whole bunch of fun stuff going on! Check out their website for up-to-date events and specials at all three locations at www.curransirishinn.com Don’t wait another minute longer and come on over to Curran’s newest Irish Inn in Palmyra and look out for the Grand Opening event in the next issue of OOT!

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By Rob Nagy

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While he is not a household name and is known predominantly as a musician’s musician, Philadelphia based guitarist Jef Lee Johnson has quietly managed to build an impressive track record as a studio musician, producer and solo artist. His guitar prowess and skill has found him working with the likes of Jeff Beck, Roberta Flack, George Duke, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Mariah Carey and McCoy Tyner as well as a brief stint in the eighties as a member of Paul Schaffer’s “World’s Most Dangerous Band” of The David Letterman Show.

The product of a musical family, Johnson’s earliest influences included Herb Albert, Eric Dolphy and the Vanilla Fudge. As a young teenager Johnson discovered jazz-fusion and Chicago blues. His committed pursuit of mastering the guitar initially found him in local garage bands with friends and ultimately graduating to the ranks of accomplished studio musician, routinely doing sessions in New York and touring throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Having produced an impressive catalog of independent albums dating back to 1996, when he made his debut “Blue”, Johnson most recently released his eleventh album entitled “Longing Belonging Ongoing”, a two-disc collection of thirty tracks featuring a wide array of songs showcasing Johnson’s vocal abilities with a few instrumental tunes thrown in for good measure. Released under the moniker “aka rainbow crow”, Johnson covers a cross section of musical influences and styles that range from Jimi Hendrix to the Grateful Dead. He has again maintained his individuality and artistry, offering flawless guitar complimented by a vocal style that is engaging, deep and passionate. It is equally impressive to note that Johnson played all the instruments and did all the vocal tracks himself in the confines of his home studio. “It is my second double CD”, says Johnson. “Both were done out of spite to show people I can do a bunch of junk by myself. I don’t think people believe it. They say, ‘Well who’s the engineer? Who’s playing bass?’ They are not getting it. It’s me messing around in the house. Half of the tunes were just sitting around. Half of the tunes were kind of old – stuff that just fell out of my head.” Standout songs include the sultry “Gods Gone By”, the Hendrix style of “Silicone or Saline” and “The Moon Keeps Telling Me Things”, the funk laden “What’s In A Name”, the jazz-fusion of “Imposter” and the groovy pop sound of “The Gift”.

As an artist of substance and depth, Johnson is a true poet, a visionary, a musical voice expressing the essence of life and the day-to-day struggle that we all experience. This is the foundation of the passion and the continued awareness that Johnson pours into his music. While Johnson is anything but a failure – having achieved success on levels that most can only dream of – he admittedly is disappointed by his lack of notoriety as an artist in his own right. “I think it’s incredible on my part that I wasn’t more of an arrogant, aggressive bastard”, says Johnson. “I think I’m too humble. I should be more out there. I’m the guy. I’m the greatest this. It’s weird having these people calling me the greatest this and the greatest that, and I grew up idolizing these people, and now I’m getting a chance to play with them. If I’m so good how come I’m not more popular?” added Johnson.  “It doesn’t work that way. It’s not about ‘if we’re that good or we’re that talented’, especially now. It’s about hype.”  Johnson looks at his music from a very real perspective.  “One of the best things I heard is somebody said,  ‘It’s like real roots music.’ It’s real organic music because it’s coming out of that dirt. Out of that raw thing. It’s just got a bunch of other stuff happening. Sometimes it’s very little. It’s definitely out of a blues thing.  It’s just coming from so many other things. Sometimes it’s a soul thing. Sometimes it’s a psychedelic thing. I mean that’s the core. That’s the similarity. We’re inventing and reinventing and embellishing.”

Johnson most recently played at Phoenixville’s Steel City Coffee House to a modest but adoring audience of fellow musicians and guitar aficionados that were riveted by every note. While Johnson was visibly disappointed by the light attendance of the show, he did not disappoint – playing a solid seventy-five minute set. Fronting a three-piece band, which included the impressive skills of bassist Chico Huff, and drummer Charlie Patierno, the threesome was impeccable and often mesmerizing.  If there was a negative, it was the fact that the room should have been packed. Anyone that missed this show was deprived of one of the finest guitar players I have seen in a long time. Johnson heads to Paris, France this month to perform at “Sons d’Hiver” Music Festival, which has deservedly been sold out for two months.  For more info on Jef Lee Johnson go to www.myspace.com/jefleejohnsonmusic

Steel City Photo by Rob Nagy

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By Patty-Pat Kozlowski

blavat Jerry Blavat, known to millions as “The Geator with the Heator” and “The Boss with the Hot Sauce”, is the man many credit with having invented the oldies craze. A broadcasting pioneer, Blavat was the first disc jockey in the early ’60s to play music from the ’50s. He took risks, introducing audiences to songs no one else played, which became local and national hits all over again.

During a career spanning nearly five decades, Blavat has done it all. He’s been a dancer, a record producer, and nightclub owner. He’s launched television shows, made guest appearances in movies, and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And what drives him first and foremost is his passion for music and the listeners he’s always put first.

50 Years of Being the Daddio on the Radio

Snow and Geators just don’t mix. A geator bakes in the hot sun and mud and doesn’t bother no one unless you get close and then he opens up his mouth and snatches you up.

But that’s the alli-geator, not Philly’s own Geator with the Heator, Jerry Blavat who welcomed the snow on Saturday night, January 30th to a sell out crowd at the Kimmel Center as he celebrated 50 years on the radio with a concert featuring The Skyliners, Jay Black, and Darlene Love.

It was déjà vu for Blavat who 50 years ago took to the airwaves in a blizzard to broadcast what was first booked as hour of radio time at WCAM in Camden, New Jersey. When the overnight guy didn’t show up in the whiteout, Blavat stayed the night and jibber jabbered, spinned the platters that mattered and had a captive audience on the airwaves as the Delaware Valley was blanketed with a snowstorm that closed cities and all major roads. With his rat-tat-tat banter and his selection of songs that came from his heart, not a research chart, the phonelines at WCAM were burning up with kids calling in to this new DJ. And the rest was history.

So when Darlene Love, yes that Darlene Love took the stage at the Kimmel Center and belted out that famous first line of “He’s Sure The Boy I Love”, “I always knew the boy I loved would come along, and he’d be tall and handsome, rich and strong” she had people on her feet dancing and swaying and then ended the song saying that, “Man, people in the east, like New York and Philly, they don’t stay in cause of the snow! They come out for Jerry!”

Sing it again, Darlene. Blavat is more than just a DJ. He’ll tell you himself, anyone can push the play button and cue the music, and I can testify that most DJs, myself included, can spin the music but can’t get out there on the dance floor and shake the tail feather, but Geator is an entertainer. One so much that case in point, the last time Cher had a concert at the Wachovia Center, the queen of over the top eye candy performances changed her outfit 13 times during her show. On Saturday night in January, Blavat changed clothes 9 times, including a black velvet suit and a shiny red pant ensemble with the boots to match and a white zoo suit jacket. (What more do you want from an Italian-Jewish kid from McKean Street?)

It’s the epitome of a following and Blavat has had it for the past five decades. His dance parties are legendary, he has a following that that would make an evangelistic preacher hawking prayers on late night television sell his soul to the devil (yet again) for Blavat’s groupies.

Once, Blavat was playing a local bar and restaurant in Philly’s riverwards and the dancefloor was packed-and it was a Tuesday night. One of the dancers was Mary Karcher, formerly Mary Stubeno of South Philly who remembered when Blavat played the dances at St. Maria Goretti High School for Girls when she was a teenager. And Blavat, with his trademark jeffcap, tassled shiny loafers and signature dance move that mimicks a hopscotch game called her out by name, “Mary, Mary from Maria Goretti!” four decades after her dances.

For Blavat was only a teenager himself at age 13 when he became one of the original dancers on bandstand in 1953 when Bob Horn was the host. Blavat’s popularity, dance moves and motor mouth made him a crowd favorite and he headed the the coveted “Committee”-the group of teenagers that told Horn what was hot and happening with his audiences. When Horn was fired and Dick Clark came on the scene, it was Blavat who performed the definition of loyalty and left the show in support of his mentor, Horn.

After graduating high school, Blavat was promoting records for the Cameo-Parkway label, became comedian Don Rickles valet and the road manager for Danny and the Juniors.

By 1963, Blavat was on the radiowaves and making appearances at nightclubs and dances reaching 5,000 teenagers a week who would flock to his shows in droves. Two years later, he was on television with his newly launched “The Discophonic Scene” which was aired in 40 markets across the country with Blavat’s bank account of contacts, he booked live performances of Fats Domino, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, The Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas. His ironclad rule was it had to be live performances, “none of that lip syncing crap”.

But radio and dance shows was and still is Blavat’s forte as he’s become a Philadelphia icon up there with the salt on the soft pretzel, the crack in the Liberty Bell and the sweet peppers on the hoagie.

Every weekday you can listen to the Geator with the Heater from 5-7 p.m. on Crusin’ 92.1 FM and on Saturdays at 6pm on WXPN 88.5 FM or go see one of his appearances. He’s spread out weekly at the Buck Hotel, Chickie’s and Pete’s, Parx Casino and on weekends in the summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day, his nightclub memories in Margate where you can listen live on NJ KOOL 98.3.

And again, anyone can be a DJ and push the play button and cue the next song but only an entertainer could single-handedly unofficially rewrite the first 27 seconds of Martha and the Vandellas hit song, “Heatwave”.

While the rest of the world thinks the first lyrics are, “Whenever I’m with him, something inside, keeps burning and I’m filled with desire…” we Philadelphians know much better. We know it goes something like this:

According to! The big, tick-tock, on the, tower power, clock correct! It’s time-time, for the ,Big Boss, with the, Hot Sauce! And it’s got to be, the Geator with the Heator, Heator beater on the records, a swing-a-ling, a loop-a bop-a choo!”

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130187-TAJJerseyShore1-2pg-PrintAdootwebcomAtlantic City, NJ –Round up your girlfriends. Hit up the boyz, and make sure you’re dressed to impress for the Atlantic City debut of MTV’s Jersey Shore cast members Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and DJ Pauly D which has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2010 in the Casbah Night Club at Trump Taj Mahal.

The Jersey Shore debuted on MTV on December 6, 2009 and tells the story of eight Italian-American 20-somethings who shared a summer house in Seaside Heights, a popular summer hot spot in North Jersey. Viewers get a glimpse of their lives and over the top personalities as the characters learn to live together, sharing meals, love, nightlife and learning to co-habitate. Drama unfolds with each episode and it has quickly become one of MTV’s most popular reality series.

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, 27, is from Staten Island, NY. He is known for his antics with the ladies and his rock-hard six pack abs. The way he sees it, he has the situation under control.

Pauly D, 28, hails from Johnston, RI and is Rhode Island’s most well-known DJ. He keeps a tanning bed in his house and orders gel by the case and does his hair twice a day–once in the morning and once before hitting the town.

Come join in the mayhem with two of the hottest cast members of MTV’s Newest Hit Series. The “situation” unfolds beginning at 10:30 pm when the doors open and will continue to heat up throughout the night.

Bring your hottest friends and show us what you got in our BEST ABS and HOT BODY Contests, hosted and judged by “The Situation” and DJ Pauly D for a chance to win cash and prizes! Enjoy a signature cocktail made famous by the Jersey Shore cast, featuring Ronnie’s Jersey Shore Ron Ron Juice.

Rev up your night with Casbah’s house DJ’s and club dancers for all the makings of an exciting evening at Atlantic City’s most sizzling club to party in.

Admission is just $20. Dress to impress. Doors open at 10:30 pm, and the party won’t end until the wee hours.
OUt oN The Town wants to send you down to ATLANTIC CITY.
HERE IS WHERE WE CAN HAVE SOME FUN: EMAIL NOW to: ootme2@aol.com What do you like most about the JERSEY SHORE! SEND OVER YOU RESPONSE NOW and WE WILL GIVE YOU TWO TICKETS TO( A) MEET TWO OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SHOW AND (B) PARTY IN THE CASBAH!

*Must be 21 or older. Positive proof of identification will be required. Subject to change or cancellation at management’s discretion.

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all_0132MTV “PUNKS OUT” WHEN ASKED TO PULL CLIP OFJERSEY SHORE’S SNOOKIE GETTING SUCKER PUNCHED

MTV knew it was courting controversy with its new reality show Jersey Shore, which stars eight of the “hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos” who live and party together for a summer, but a whole new level of criticism is sure to come when the epsiode in which one of the stars, Snookie, got punched in the face by a random man at a bar aired.

MTV caved under pressure from sponsors and Violence Against Women Groups and pulled the clip which they has promoted all week.
MTV..who started all the reality crap with REAL WORLD many years ago had now succumbed to the monster they had created. To make MTV look even more cowardl E! Entertainment Television repeatedly aired the clip on their Talk Soup program an estimated 12 times. The clip was shown on every major Tv news show..everywhere but MTV.

Whats your opinion? Out on the Town wants to know. E mail us and tell us what you think..and what you think of Jersey Shore. Oh, BTW..Jersey Shore is averaging 2.3 Million viewers a show! It is a major hit and the cast recently hosted a segment of MTV’s New Years Eve Blast.

One thing is for sure. Guido’s are in for 2010..and Jersey Shore will rule as long as MTV has the balls to let it play out and tell it like it is.

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