Author Archives: Mark and Mark

D.I.Y. N.J. Part V: CoolDad Music

CoolDadMusic has become a champion of emerging bands such as Dentist, Lowlight and the RocknRoll Hi-Fives that are breaking out of New Jersey. He capturing them in action through his camera lens as well as capturing their sound through his reviews, which go beneath the surface to really give the reader a sense of what each band’s sound is all about. CoolDad’s influence even goes beyond the computer screen as he has also become a curator of live events in Asbury Park that helps introduce new talent to broader audiences. Continue reading

WNJ at TPRFM Sun. Aug, 7th!

Weird NJ is excited to announce that we will once again be taking part in the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market happening Sunday August 7, 2016 from 10am-5pm. We’ll have WNJ mags, books, shirts, hats and all other Weird merch for sale. … Continue reading

D.I.Y. N.J. – Bill Zebub: King of the Bs

I just made accidental eye contact with Bill Zebub, the King of the B-Movies and now find myself gravitating toward his merch booth as if pulled by a tractor beam. As I get closer, I see the array of DVDs that he is selling and there’s no turning back… or is there? There isn’t. Continue reading

South Jersey’s Statue of Liberty

Most people don’t know that New Jersey is privy to two Statues of Liberty. One stands proudly in New York Harbor, but the other, lesser-known statue has been looking out over Vineland since the 1930s. The creator of the southern … Continue reading

A Governor In Queen’s Clothing

New Jersey’s first royal governor, a first cousin of Queen Anne, took office in 1706, and quickly gained the dubious distinction of being one of our state’s most loathed leaders. Edward Hyde, Viscount Cornbury, (1661–1723) had already rubbed Americans the … Continue reading