Yearly Archives: 2016

D.I.Y.N.J. – Makin Waves

Saturday, Oct. 22nd Makin Waves Rock Circus Showcase variety show is being produced by veteran NJ music columnist, Bob Makin and is set to debut at Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse. The showcase boasts a stellar lineup that incorporates up-and-coming names from the worlds of music, sideshow and burlesque.
I enjoy shows like this where I can be introduced to new acts that I might not have otherwise seen or go to a gig where I get to see weird worlds collide. All the variety breaks things up a bit and offers something fun for everyone. Continue reading

Halloween in Weird NJ

Folks here in New Jersey sure do know how to get into the Halloween spirit, and often do so with elaborate seasonal displays. Here are just a few of our favorite properties, personalized for the holiday, from this year and Halloweens past… Continue reading

Home State Hauntings – A Ghostly NEW Special Issue!

Home State Hauntings is a 106 pages, fully illustrated, soft bound special issue of Weird NJ, beautifully photographed and designed by Paul Michael Kane with spine-tingling illustrations by Ryan Doan. Here, for the first time, we have compiled the most chilling tales ever told of supernatural encounters in New Jersey in this special issue of Weird NJ. Continue reading

New Issue #47 Is in Stores NOW!

That’s right, the new issue of Weird NJ, #47, which just might be the BEST ISSUE EVER, is now in stores throughout the state! Be the first person on your block to read about all local legends and best kept secrets in New … Continue reading

D.I.Y.N.J. Part XI Breaking Bargain Bins with COMIC TRIPS

Weird NJ correspondent Matt Chyrstal attempts to keep up with the adventures of Paul Brown and Kat Habrukowich creators and stars of the web series, Comic Trips. The series has accurately been labeled as the “American Pickers for 80’s babies” and has already logged in five seasons plus several special episodes (Drunk Toy Review, What’s in the Box? Contest Giveways, Twinkie Taste Test, etc). Paul and Kat are powerhouses of positivity and pop culture knowledge. They are out and about, cruising down the nostalgia highway on a mission to find key issues, vintage toys and unique collectibles. Continue reading

D.I.Y.N.J. Part X: Breaking Batty with BAT FACTORY

Bat Factory can no longer be considered a secret as a result of Jodi’s tireless do-it-yourself work ethic, resourcefulness and imagination. And sure, Bat Factory can still be referred to as “underground,” in the sense that her unique conceptions are far from the everyday, the run-of-the-mill prints or wall hangings for sale at Pottery Barn. Continue reading

Weird Travels on Indian Cabin Road

A desolate, isolated roadway through the Pine Barrens, mysterious graves in the woods, crazed pineys, an abandoned orphan asylum and the hermit child molester known as “The Kruker”–all part of a weird journey down Indian Cabin Road. Continue reading

D.I.Y.N.J. Part IX: Breaking Waves–Asbury Park Surf Music Festival

I am flying high over Tupelo, Mississippi with America’s hottest band… and we are all about to die! Ok, you got me… I’m at an Aloha Friday party on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, enjoying my second, possibly fourth Asbury Boogie (rye whiskey, dark rum, pineapple, lemon and passion fruit) and hanging with the husband and wife DIY duo of Vincent Minervino and Magdalena O’Connell. Continue reading