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December 12, 2012

The 4th Annual Hoboken Music Awards Saturday December 15, 2012 8:00PM at Northern Soul Hoboken

The 4th Annual Hoboken Music Awards Ceremony will now be on December 15, 2012 at Northern Soul 557 First Street Hoboken, NJ….

The 4th Annual Hoboken Music Awards

Saturday December 15, 2012 8:00PM

at Northern Soul Hoboken

21 & Over – No Cover

Hoboken Music Awards 2012
Organizers purposely delayed the handing out of awards this year in order to raise money to help musicians in need following Hurricane Sandy. Their originally scheduled night of ceremony and fun at Maxwell’s was turned onto a fundraiser which we called The Hobey Fund. They raised over $1600 and  are very proud of the Hoboken community!

It is thus now time to celebrate the great music makers of Hoboken. So come out on Saturday December 15 at 8pm to Northern Soul (557 1st Street) as they announce the winners and present the proceeds from their fundraiser.


  • HelloRadio
  • Rob Nicholas & Julian Peterson
  • Liam Brown & The Pounds
  • And more to be announced!


They will  also be collecting Unwrapped Toys for the Hoboken Boys & Girls Club. Sponsored by D’s Soul Full Cafe.


Outstanding Male Solo:

  • Chris Batten
  • Liam Brown
  • Julian Peterson
  • Rob Nicholas
  • Khaled Dajani
  • Jack Skuller
  • Marty O’Kane
  • Jon Andrew
  • Bobby Syvarth

Outstanding Female Solo:

  • Alice Genese
  • Christina Alessi
  • Jen Lampert
  • Christine Santelli
  • Debby Schwartz
  • Karyn Kuhl

Outstanding Band:

  • The Fave
  • Hello Radio
  • Davey & The Trainwreck
  • Bern & The Brights
  • The Micks
  • Aster Pheonyx Project
  • Cecilia Celeste
  • Parlance
  • Motorboat

Outstanding Scene Contributor:

  • Geri Fallo
  • Roland Ramos
  • Leah Noelle Simone
  • Jim Testa
  • Jen Lampert
  • Virginia Kamenitzer
  • Sacha Chavez
  • Nelson Pla

Outstanding EP:

  • The Nico Blues “Die Happy”
  • The Micks “The Micks”
  • Liam Brown “The Local”
  • Bern & The Brights “Work”
  • Hello Radio “Letters to Texas”
  • The Neutron Drivers “The Neutron Drivers”
  • Deadfish Handshake “The Sixes”
  • Stephie Coplan & The Pedestrians “Stephie Coplan & the Pedestrians”

Outstanding Album:

  • Roland Ramos “Anchor Heart”
  • Matt Madly “Mistaken”
  • Black Water “Friendly Fire”
  • The 65s “Strike Hard!”
  • Sylvana Joyce & The Moment “For You, Comrade”
  • Anthony Daniels “2011 A.D.”
  • Lost Romance “Live At Great Scott”
  • Mike Korman “Hoboken Rocks”
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July 25, 2012

Northern Soul Open Mic Wednesdays in Hoboken 8-11pm

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The People’s Open Mic Night gives all bands, songwriters, comedians and poets a chance to showcase their material from 8-11pm at Northern Soul every Wednesday night in Hoboken.

Northern Soul

Address: 557 1st Street Hoboken NJ 07030
Phone: 201-963-9122
Website: http://www.northernsoulbar.com

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January 10, 2012

3rd Annual Creative Mission Against Cervical Cancer Concert Fundraiser at Northern Soul January 28th at 8pm

Filed under: fundraiser,Hoboken,Live Music,northern soul — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 10:00 AM

Here is another music event in Hoboken and for a good cause at the intimate Northern Soul….

3rd Annual Creative Mission Against Cervical Cancer

The Creative Mission Against Cervical Cancer will hold its 3rd annual charity event on Saturday, January 28th 2012 from 8pm-11pm at Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ. This event will bring together local musicians to raise money and awareness in the fight against cervical cancer.  All money raised goes directly to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition. 

It has been a great success the past few years and promises to be even bigger this year. The group is excited to announce a full returning line up! To open the evening will be Hoboken’s own Celtic jammers "Gold n Brown", along with the biggest thing in NJ since Taylor Ham, "Bern and The Brights." And fresh off their recent tour where they played the legendary Tarrytown Music Hall, Rockland County’s favorite sons "Little Rusty". 

Cervical Cancer Concert at Northern Soul 1-28-2011

Northern Soul, a well-known local music spot, along with Dave Entwistle the weekly host of The Peoples Open Mic, generously offered the space again for this year’s event. 

Good times, good music, drink specials and a great cause – The National Cervical Cancer Coalition. Please spread word!

The Bands:

Event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/340597675966332/

Northern-Soul-logoDate/Time: Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 8:00pm

Location: Northern Soul at 557 first Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

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January 6, 2012

Drunken Polar Bear’sThe Hoboken Weekend Ahead (Jan 6-8)

Happy Friday Hobokenites!  The holidays are over, some Christmas decorations are still up, but it’s back to the daily grind for most of us.  We at TheBoken.com will continue to do the research and find the cool things around town, but if you have any suggestions please post them in the comments below with hyperlinks if you can.

Weather Outlook

Brrrrr – it was a arctic start to the week and we have warmed up beyond January averages.  That warming trend will continue today (high 48) and tomorrow (high 51!) before Sunday starts a trend of low-mid 40’s and sun for the foreseeable future.  It may be good news to some, but I am a little disappointed we haven’t seen any snow!

Local Sports Action

The Giants stormed into the playoffs with a clutch win over the Cowboys last Sunday night.  They square off against the surging Atlanta Falcons in the Wild Card round Sunday at 1pm (FOX).  For those heading to local bars, get there early if you want a seat.  Other game include CIN vs. HOU (Sat 430 on NBC), DET vs. NO (Sat 8pm on NBC) & PIT vs. DEN (Sun 4pm on CBS). Theboken.com will be hosting a live blog as well. Go to http://theboken.com/nyg-vs-atl-live-blog-1-8-2012/ to join in the commentary at 12:45pm this Sunday.

NY Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons

Hockey updates – Coming off a HUGE win against those dirty Flyers in the Winter Classic and a win last night against the Panthers, our first place Rangers travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins tonight at 7.  Devils host the Panthers tonight (8pm) and then travel to Pittsburgh for a Saturday night match-up against the Penguins (7pm).   The Islanders are at Anaheim tonight (10pm) and Phoenix tomorrow (8pm)

What’s Going on Around Town?

-          Scotch, Scotch, Scotch – No, it’s not Ron Burgundy time, but Northern Soul (557 First St) is having a Scotch Tasting at 4pm on Saturday.  For a good price ($30) you get to sample 4 scotches, a specialty of your choice and learn about various scotch regions and how this wonderful spirit is made.

-          Free Rabies Vaccines for Your Dog/Cat – although Hoboken is an urban area your pets still have a chance of contracting rabies from rabid animals.  Prevent that with a quick and FREE rabies shot. You don’t want your pooch to turn into this….

-          I’m Working on My Fitness – Looking for an excuse to join a gym or just switch gym memberships?  Almost all gyms have New Years deals worth checking out and Saturday is a great time to check out a potential new gym.

-          Music to My Ears – quite a few bars will have live music tonight and this weekend

DPB’s Weekend Recommendations – 2 this week!

-          Enjoy what may be our last gasp at non-freezing temperatures for a few weeks and get outside on Saturday.  With a sunny high of 51, it’s a great time to take a long walk, run or get together with a group of friends for a pickup football game.  Take a long stroll down the waterfront to check out the piers.  My personal favorite is to get up early (while the partiers are still sleeping off the booze) and grab a cup of coffee sandwich and sit outside one of the coffee shops and people watch.

-          WAR HORSE – during the break I took my Dad to see this movie because it was his type of beautiful shot John Ford war epic.  I can easily say it was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time.  Great story, great acting, great photography.  It’s playing at the Hoboken movie theater all weekend and worth checking out.

For Hoboken’s Clearview Cinemas schedule this weekend to see War Horse or any other movie playing there go to: http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?exid=CLE&house_id=20391

What are you all doing this weekend?  Any suggestions?

- The Drunken Polar Bear

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January 5, 2012

Scotch Tasting Saturday January 7th 4pm at Northern Soul in Hoboken

There will be a Scotch Tasting taking place at Northern Soul this January 7th starting at 4pm that was originally scheduled for December of 2011…

Scotch Tasting Northern Soul 1-7-2011


Event:  Northern Soul Scotch Tasting

Where: Northern Soul, 557 First St Hoboken, NJ

When: Saturday January 7th Starting at 4pm

Cost: $30 per person

Details: Drinking scotch is a sign of refined tastes and knowledge of the drink provides one with an air of sophistication. Northern Soul has decided to bring a little taste of Scotland to their patrons by offering up a scotch tasting event where they’ll happily teach us all about the different types of Scotch and how different regions make differently tasting Scotch. Saturday, January 7th at 4pm. $30 per person. This also includes a 5th specialty Scotch in addition to the 4 being tasted.


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December 9, 2011

Drunken Polar Bear’s Hoboken Weekend Outlook for 12/9-12/11/2011

Here is a another weekend roundup from columnist The Drunken Polar Bear…

Happy Friday Hobokenites!  Now and then we like to give you a quick snapshot of what’s going on this weekend so you make the most of your break from the daily grind…

Hoboken Weather Outlook

Unlike those other Hoboken blogs,  at TheBoken.com you get the advantage of having a semi-pro meteorologist on your side who will give you a detailed and accurate weather forecast!  We had a good few days of above average temperatures earlier this week before some heavy rains and colder weather moved in.  Get ready for a dry and sunny weekend, albeit a very cold one.  Another larger and stronger cold front will be moving into the area late Friday bringing even chillier temperatures in the area.  Highs on Saturday & Sunday will be 42 and 40 degrees with lows dropping below freezing at night.  Bundle up!

Local Sports Action

It’s going to be a big weekend for local football fans as both the Jets and Giants are fighting to make the playoffs.

  • The Jets face the QB-depleted Kansas City Chiefs at home on Sunday at 1pm (CBS).  Jets are favored to win but must first slow down the Chiefs prolific rushing attack.  This Polar Bear will be there live rooting them on.
  • The Giants square off against the surging Cowboys Sunday night at 8pm (NBC) who sit a game above the Giants in the standings despite a last minute loss to the Cardinals last week.  This could be a make or break game for the whole Giants season.

Hockey updates – Devils host the visiting Canadians Saturday at 1, the Islanders host the Penguins Saturday night at 7 and the Rangers have games both Saturday and Sunday nights against Buffalo and Florida.

What’s Going on Around Town?

Beware the Santas!:  Saturday marks the annual “SantaCon”, an all-day bar crawl/drinking extravaganza where hundreds (if not a few thousand) locals dress up in their best holiday costumes and work their way through the bars of Manhattan.  Although this doesn’t take place in Hoboken don’t be alarmed if you see a march of the Santas to the Path early in the day or drunken Santas spreading their holiday cheer later Saturday night.

 A Theatrical Weekend:

  • Mile Square Theatre continues their run of the holiday classic – It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Hoboken High School stages “Voices from High School” – a realistic, contemporary teen play that consists of small scenes, vignettes, and monologues that depict the joys and difficulties of being a teenager in high school.
  • Hoboken Women’s Choir lifts their voices in holiday fashion with a “Songs for a Winter Night” on Saturday evening.

Scotch, Scotch, Scotch for another weekend (sorry postponed until January 2012)

  • Northern Soul was planning to host a Scotch Tasting on Saturday night but due to a scheduling conflict had to reschedule to early January of 2012.

DPB’s Weekend Recommendation

Each weekend I will try and give you something new and fresh to do.  This weekend’s suggestion – catch a sunrise from one of the many waterfront vantage points or parks Hoboken has to offer.  During the week we are all running around trying to get to work so we don’t get to take advantage of some of the natural treasures our city has to offer.  Saturday and Sunday promise to have clear skies and good sunrises.  It’s a little earlier, but grab a cup of coffee, a warm bagel and find a spot.  Sunrise times (tested this morning on a run!) are about 630-715 and its gorgeous.

What are you all doing this weekend?  Any suggestions?

- The Drunken Polar Bear

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November 18, 2011

Northern Soul Scotch Tasting Saturday, December 10th at 7pm

Filed under: Hoboken,northern soul,scotch tasting — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 11:00 AM

Northern Soul logo

The Northern Soul Bar in Hoboken is offering up a Scotch Tasting of their own this December. Read below for details..

Event: Northern Soul Scotch Tasting
Where: Northern Soul, 557 First St Hoboken NJ, 07030
When: Saturday December 10, 7-9pm
Cost: $30 per person

Details: Drinking scotch is a sign of refined tastes and knowledge of the drink provides one with an air of sophistication. Northern Soul has decided to bring a little taste of Scotland to their patrons by offering up a scotch tasting event where they’ll happily teach us all about the different types of Scotch and how different regions make differently tasting Scotch.

The event is on Saturday, December 10th, at 7pm. $30 per person. This also includes a 5th specialty Scotch in addition to the 4 being tasted.

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September 9, 2011

Northern Soul Fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Race for Cure September 10th from 5pm to 8pm

Northern SoulThere is a fundraiser at Northern Soul for Susan G. Komen’s Race for Cure September 10th from 5pm to 8pm. The details below are sent in from TheBoken reader and contributor Rory Chadwick:

“My mother is battling cancer right now and my friend Annette is doing something amazing and the people of Hoboken should know about it.  Please feel free to cover it you’ll find Hoboken Batman and Robin there in full gear for pictures, hand shakes and autographs.Thank you all.“

- Rory Chadwick (Midtown Authentic and Hoboken Robin)

Note from Rory’s friend Annette:

“On 10/5/07 my mother Celia lost her 18 year battle with breast cancer. She was my best friend and hero. There is a huge whole in my heart, my life and the lives of many others whom she touched now that she’s gone. She was the most giving selfless person I’ve ever know. In her honor I formed a team for “the race for the cure”. I’m hoping to give this year rather than just grieve so that her struggle and life can be honored. Please join me and my team’s effort to raise funds for “the cure”. We are holding fundraiser that includes beverages, gourmet dinner & dessert buffet for $35 per person on Sat 9/10/11 from 5pm to 8pm at Northern Soul (557 1st Street). We will have raffles as well with amazing prizes from generous and wonderful vendors in Hoboken.  Hoboken Batman and Robin will also be on hand for photos, high fives and autographs.  Please join us in supporting Susan G Komen’s Race for the Cure.”

Batman and Robin

Hoboken’s Batman and Robin to be at fundraiser this Saturday at Northern Soul 5-8pm!

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October 21, 2010

Hoboken Music Awards Coming to Northern Soul – Nov 20th

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On November 20, 2010 come to Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ. There is going to be a little party called The Hoboken Music Awards. On that night, they will honor the local music scene and the people who make it happen.

Throughout this past year, Northern Soul has really established itself as a lot more than just another neighborhood bar in Hoboken. It has embraced original live music in a way that has not been seen in a while. They helped to fill the void left by many lost venues.

Each week, the Peoples Open Mic and Live Music Thursdays have helped to bring artists (including many of our nominees) to the ears and hearts of Hoboken. We are so happy to be having our annual celebration of music at this fine venue.

Mic Awards

Please check out the website www.HobokenMusicAwards.com for more information on how you can nominate artists as well as vote for The Peoples Choice Award!

When: Saturday November 20, 2010
Where: Northern Soul (577 First St, Hoboken 201-963-9122)

Hosted by: Dave Entwistle

Live Music: 7:00 to 11:00PM

Live Performances by:
Bern & the Brights
Karen Kuhl
The Fave
Shae Fiol
Rainbow Fresh
Hey Tiger
Hudson Crossing
Davey & the Trainwreck
Sylvana Joyce & the Moment

Northern Soul
577 First Street
Hoboken, NJ
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May 18, 2010

Having Fun at Northern Soul

Filed under: Neighborhood Bar,northern soul — TheBoken @ 9:01 AM

Having Fun at Northern Soul

Northern Soul Bar located at 577 First Street in Hoboken between Madison and Monroe Street is a hidden gem in the mile square city. 

This local’s pub has become a frequent stop for us and you should give it a try too.  No lines outside, plenty of room to grab a drink and relax.  Northern Soul has a great selection of draft beers and a limited food menu but offers menus for delivery from all Hoboken establishments.

Northern Soul also has a plenty of bar games to keep you busy if you enjoy that competitive nature as you drink.  I am for sure that person that likes to compete for drinks!

They offer a full size pool table, a couple dart boards with darts that are legit, Buck Hunter and Photo Hunt.  If they only had Golden Tee!  Along with these fun games Northern Soul is also one of the few dog friendly pubs in Hoboken.  Of course they ask that you keep the pup on a leash and only bring them in during off peak hours.

Stop in Northern Soul when you are on the south side of town and enjoy yourself. 

 @The Boken

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