• Check out Brass Union’s November DJ Schedule

    I always love the diversity in the DJ schedule at Brass Union. You have everything from all-vinyl soul & funk nights to open format hip-hop, party jams, and indie dance nights. There’s a lot going on week to week, yet somehow it all works, which is a testament to the open-minded clientele in Somerville.

    I am excited to welcome back DJ Leah V (11/4) and DJ Evaredy (11/18) on proper weekend nights. Also DJ Big Bear (CCLCTV Boston a.k.a. the folks behind The Wave) will making his Thursday debut on 11/9. And don’t forget, your’s truly will be on the decks on Saturday, November 11. Check out the full schedule below.

    Brass Union DJ Nov 17

  • Upcoming Gigs: Liberty Hotel, Aeronaut, Good Life, & more.

    October 2017 kept me busy. I did 21 gigs (a personal best), including four weddings, which are each like three gigs rolled into one. That said, I am looking forward to getting back on the bar/club grind for November. I also am going to commit myself to practicing new techniques and digging for unique dance jams that no one else is spinning–after all being different is what it’s all about, right?

    I’ll be continuing on with my Monday after-work residency at the Milky Way in JP, Thursdays at The Druid, and Fridays at Foundry on Elm. All of these spots have their own vibe, and being at each so often makes me focus on introducing new tracks & routines into the mix, all while fine-tuning the ones that I know will work.

    The Milky Way is where I can just lay down a continuous chill vibe. The Druid has a little bit of everything, but mainly a mix of classic hip hop, rock, funk & soul. It is always a testing ground for new stuff and remixes I’ve been digging. And on Fridays at Foundry can take any shape depending on the crowd that walks through the door. Usually dancehall, classic party jams, nu-disco, and new hip-hop/trap all work well.

    I’ll also be back at some familiar spots on Saturdays…

    Saturday, November 4 – The Liberty Hotel (Downtown Boston) – 9 PM to 1:30 AM (No cover)

    Saturday, November 11 – Brass Union (Union Square, Somerville) – 10 PM to 2 AM (No Cover)

    Saturday, November 18 – Aeronaut Brewery (Union Square, Somerville) – 8 PM to Midnight (No cover)

    Saturday, November 25 – Good Life (Downtown Crossing, Boston) – 10 PM to 2 AM (Fresh Produce with DJ Spinbad, Knife, & Daz-One – $10 Cover)

  • Brass Union’s October DJ Schedule is out!

    I have the great honor of curating the DJ schedule at Brass Union in Union Square, Somerville. Check out October’s schedule below. As always there’s never a cover. I’ll be back on the decks for brunch on 10/15 and also on Saturday 10/21 from 10 PM to 2 AM.

    For more info be sure to check out Brass Union’s website!

    Brass DJ Poster Oct 2017

  • GIGS: The annual Druid Halloween Party returns on 10/31

    The Halloween party at The Druid is one of the best around. This will be the fourth one I’ve done, and I wouldn’t want to be working anywhere else that night. It’s on Halloween proper (10/31), which falls on a Tuesday this year, and it’ll still get jammed up despite the mid-week slot. Best part for you: there’s a $300 cash prize for best costume, and it gets pretty damn competitive too. It’s also a solid dance party. They take out any piece of furniture that’s not nailed down. And if that’s not enough … there’s no cover. Get there early and stay late.

    DJ J-WALL @ THE DRUID HALLOWEEN PARTY

    Inman Square, Cambridge, Mass.

    Tuesday 10/31 – 10 PM to 2 AM

    No Cover | 21 +

    $300 cash prize for best costume. $100 and $50 gift cards for 2nd and 3rd place.

     

     

     

     

  • Riverside BBQ Series returns for last session of 2017

    My focus is heavily into DJing these days, but I do still organize & promote a handful of live music and food-driven events, and the Riverside BBQ Series is my baby. The third and final session of 2017 (and sixteenth over the past five years) is on Sunday, October 8 and will feature chefs from The Abbey (Cambridge & Brookline) & CK Pearl (Essex), plus live music from the Bad Rabbits (acoustic & DJ set), Gold Blood & Associates, and the series’ house DJ, Ryan Brown. It’s like a backyard BBQ on steroids, and a pretty good deal too.

    The Riverside BBQ Series matches New England’s most creative chefs (including multiple James Beard Award Winners) with local craft brewers and awesome bands all in a beautiful setting along the Charles River. It’s a pop-up kitchen, intimate concert, and mini beer festival all rolled into one all-inclusive experience.

    All-in tickets include BBQ from the chefs and beer & wine from our seven beverage sponsors. More info is below!

    Riverside BBQ Series: Last Session for 2017

    October 8, 2017 – 4 PM to 8 PM

    Harry Parker Boathouse – 20 Nonantum Road, Brighton, MA (on the Charles River)

     

    Session #3 Lineup 

    FOOD BY:

    THE ABBEY (Cambridge & Brookline, MA)
    CK PEARL (Essex, MA)

     

    MUSIC BY:

    BAD RABBITS (Acoustic Set & DJ Set)
    Gold Blood and Associates
    DJ Ryan Brown

    WINE BY:

    Lila Wines

    BEER BY:

    Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
    Notch
    Harpoon Brewery
    Narragansett
    Down the Road Beer Co.
    Farmer Willie’s Craft Ginger Beer

    ….plus Topo Chico Mineral Water!

    Riverside BBQ 3-Web-Final-medium

     

     

  • Brass Union’s September DJ Schedule

    I have the great honor every month of curating the DJ program at Brass Union in Somerville. We strive to let the DJs do their “thing” here, meaning you won’t always hear the obvious hits (I’m talking about you “Despacito”) and the night is a real musical journey in the hands of the selector. All vinyl nights are still even a thing here, usually on Wednesdays and Fridays (be sure to check out “Union Funk” with Disgonuts on Friday 9/8 or “The Groove” with Paul Foley and Saucy Lady on Friday 9/15 to see what I’m talking about).

    I’ll be spinning on Saturday 9/16 from 10 PM to 2 AM and the first brunch set of the fall on Sunday 9/24 from noon to 3 PM. Click on the poster below for the full schedule!

     

    Brass DJ Poster Sept 17

     

  • Twice as Nice at Night Shift in August

    After a few months off, I am excited to return to Night Shift Brewery not once, but TWICE in August. First up will be Thursday, August 10 followed by Friday, August 25. Both sets are from 8 to 10 PM. The beer here is as good as it gets, seriously, and the summer vibe is just right for a mix of funk, boogie, and throwback hip hop jams. They have quite the patio setup too, complete with corn hole and a rotating cast of killer food trucks.

    DJ J-Wall at Night Shift Brewing 

    87 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA

    Thursday, August 10 & Friday, August 25 – 8 PM to 10 PM

    No cover!

  • Gigs: Fresh Produce at Good Life in August

    I am looking forward to sharing the decks with the legend DJ Madsol-Desar at Good Life on Saturday, August 26 at Fresh Produce. The celebration of all things good & hip hop has been going down on the last Saturday of the month for 11 years now! Yeah, that’s a serious run, and the party has seen the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Pete Rock, Tony Touch, & Kid Capri. It goes without saying that it’s an honor to be able to spin some tunes on this night.

    Fresh Produce at Good Life (28 Kingston Street, Boston, MA)Saturday, August 26, 2017 – 10 PM to 2 AM – Featuring J-Wall & Madsol-Desar upstairs plus Guru Sanaal & Liz Ladoux downstairs.

    File under: party jams, trap, reggae, hip hop

    For more info check out Good Life’s website. 

  • GIGS: Beyond Walls Rock the Block in Downtown Lynn

    The City of Lynn has been buzzing of late thanks to the Beyond Walls Mural Festival, which brings 15 new stunning murals to the downtown Lynn area. I’ve been tracking this on social media the last few weeks and cannot wait to see it in person (and spin some tunes at their block party on Saturday 7/22). I am hearing the DJ booth will be “quite the spectacle” from organizers: a DJ tower, complete with artists painting live below. I’ll be spinning from 7:10 to 8:05 PM, but the party is going on all day and includes two stages. It’s totally free to attend and the weather is looking pretty solid (86 and Sunny) as I write this post. For more info, be sure to check out Beyond Walls on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 

     

  • J-Wall & DJ Big Lebowski spin LHBC’s Second Birthday Party

    DJ Big Lebowski and myself will be spinning sets at Lord Hobo Brewing Company‘s Second Birthday Party on Saturday, June 17. I’ll be setting the early vibe from 5 PM to 7 PM with funk & soul grooves plus some smooth classics. I figure I’ll let people get comfy and into their beers before Lebowski rolls in and drops those throwback party jams & new joints that don’t suck. He’ll spin till 10 PM.

    There will be a ton going on while we spin and obviously some seriously good beer will be for the gettin’, including all the heavy-hitters and deep cuts from Lord Hobo, plus guest taps from: Castle Island Brewing Co., Night Shift Brewing, Wormtown Brewery, and Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers. There will also be food from Pizzamoré Flatbread Co.  and The Porch Southern Fare. 

    Entry is free and dogs are totally welcome. For more info, check out the event on Facebook. 

    Lord Hobo Brewing Company, 5 Draper St, Woburn, MA