Where’s YDKJ This Week? – May 13th–May 19th

by Alice Magdziak • May 13, 2016 • EventsComments (0)1456

This weekend is JAM-packed with good events.  We can’t possibly make them all so we’re counting on you guys to fill these venues!

We’ve been hearing from more and more friends and readers that they’d like to know where we’re going each week so they can join us.  We get invited to events, hear about fun exhibits and are interested in lots of different places all the time.  Here’s what is on our radar this week. We can’t guarantee that we’ll go to all these places but there’s a good chance we’ll be at some of these.  Support local arts or get outside and do something with us.

Dark City Presents: Accidental Seabirds Album Release Party w/ Thomas Wesley Stern, Emily Grove Band and more!

Friday, May 13th at 7:30pm, The Stone Pony, Asbury Park

This show is going to be EPIC.  Join YDKJ as Accidental Seabirds drops their new album at The Stone Pony on May 13th. It’s going to be one hell of an Album Release Party with Thomas Wesley Stern, Emily Grove Band, Beatrix Potter Band and The Big Drops!

ALL AGES, $10 adv/$12 door, Doors at 7:30PM, $3 whiskey shots, $3 PBRs

Rent Party: Bern & The Brights, The Thousand Pities, The Cucumbers

Friday, May 13th at 8pm, Rent Party, Maplewood

We wrote about the Cucumbers Release Party and Reunion show earlier this week.  It’s going to be a killer show with Bern & The Brights and The Thousand Pities opening for them.

In celebration of the digital release of recordings from 1983-1986, plus bonus previously unreleased tracks, the 1985-era configuration of THE CUCUMBERS will re-form for one show only! Featuring: Jon Fried – guitar, vocals, Deena Shoshkes – guitar, vocals, John WIlliams – bass, vocals & Yuergen Renner – drums and vocals
The Cucumbers set time is 9:45 pm, Bern & The Brights 7:45 pm, The Thousand Pities 8:45 pm

Darkwing/ Samantha (EP Release)/ Fruit&Flowers/ The Boobies/ Plaid Dracula

Friday, May 13th at 8pm, Gold Sounds, Brooklyn

You’ll be closer to Brooklyn on Friday?  Then here’s your show: This is a declaration of Summer!! Samantha is releasing their new EP and playing with some of their favorite bands.
Plaid Dracula- 8pm, The Boobies- 8:45pm, Fruit & Flowers- 9:30pm, Samantha (EP Release)- 10:15pm, Darkwing- 11pm

Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair

Saturday, May 14th from 11am to 5pm, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Englishtown

We attended a few years ago and loved this event! New to the Fair will be several Civil War themed programs to coincide with the exhibit of President Lincoln’s casket. Another exciting new program will be a fictional U.S. Army radio and live show, “SPAM Time,” which is modeled on actual entertainment presented to U.S. military personnel from WWII to the Viet Nam War era. There is something for everyone – so come on out and enjoy the Fair! It’s a fun-filled experience for the whole family! You don’t want to miss it.

5th Annual Pushing Up the Daisies Festival

Saturday, May 14th from 1pm to 10pm, Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, Jersey City

The Rock-it Docket presents The 5th Annual Pushing Up the Daisies Festival : A Fundraiser for and at The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery.

$10 suggested Donation with Live Music by 1:50 Kadian Quartet – 2:40 Found Wandering – 3:30 No Pasaran – 4:20 Darkwing 5:10 Rock n Roll Hi Fives – 6:00 Fairmount – 6:50 SHRB – 7:40 Pioneer the EEL – 8:30 Black Wail – 9:20 Cicada Radio

PORTA after party [regardless of weather] 11:40 Bern and the Brights – 12:30 Dentist – 1:20 Moon Face

Meadowlands Battle for the Best Burger

Saturday, May 14th at 6pm, The Backyard at Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford

Think you have the best burger in town? Impress the judges on May 14 for a chance to win $1,000!

Event is 6- 10 pm in the Backyard. Fans welcome to come sample some of the best burgers in the area. There is no admission fee, fans are encouraged to purchase burgers from each food truck/restaurant. Fans can enter to win a spot @ the Judging Table – 1 entry per person. 2 fans will be selected to be judges.

Judging based upon: 60% taste, 40% presentation

Contestants must complete Burger Battle Entry Form, For details email JBongiorno@playmeadowlands.com or RaRyan@playmeadowlands.com.

Nashville to New Jersey: Dale’s Homecoming Show

Saturday, May 14th at 8pm, McGuinn’s Place, Trenton

Dale J. Gordon, Jesse Elliot & His Band, Tina Buchanan, and Roy Orbitron all in one night! $5 admission, 21+

Garden State Beard & ‘Stache Competition: 5 Year Anniversary

Saturday, May 14th at 7pm, The Stone Pony, Asbury Park

The Garden State Beard & ‘Stache Competition Returns to Asbury Park to Celebrate it’s FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY at it’s new home… THE STONE PONY!

Presented By The Garden State Beard & Mustache Society, Dark City Brewing Company & Sir Swope’s Stache. Emcee’d By Mark & Mark of Weird NJ, Adam RealMan of Coney Island and Verbal Tease of the Jersey Shore Roller Girls!


Register for the Contest Now https://goo.gl/iL0C56

The Categories Are:
– Lil Miss Weird Beard (ladies only)
– Lil Miss Real Deal (ladies only)
– Anything Anything (men’s creative)
– CoolDad Stubble
– Big Slick ‘Stache
– Sir Swope’s All Natural ‘Stache
– Soulless Gingersnap
– Little Dickman Beard*
– Modern Animal Man*
– Pork Chops & Partial Beard Sauce
– Goddman Gandalf: The Wizard of Asbury Park**
– DARK CITY Beard**
– Pogue Mahone = Bearded +Tattoo’d + Badass’d
– Vest in Show
– OuterLimits Beard
– Mr. Meme Face

At the conclusion of the festivities, the following accolades will also be awarded to the worthy…
– The Larry Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award
– Smells Like Team Spirit Award
– Steph’s SweetSpot Award
– The Spirit of Asbury Lanes Award
– Wackest Weirdo in Show Award
– Bestest Beardo in Show Award

Happy Mondays Presents: Cranston Dean, Weakened Friends, Ernest and The Brothers Union!

Monday, May 16th, 8pm at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park

Free admission! 21 and up, $2 pbrs & $3 whiskey shots. Dark City Entertainment Presents: Cranston Dean, Weakened Friends, The Brothers Union and Ernest.

Hodera / The Cardboard Swords [MI] / The Other Stars [MA] / Dollys / Puddle

Wednesday, May 18th at 6pm, 73 See Gallery & Design Studio, Montclair

Most important show of the week!  Join YDKJ as we celebrate Alice’s birthday at 73 See Gallery with some of our favorite bands!

Mediocre Shows Booking & All Sounds Presents: The Cardboard Swords (MI), The Other Stars (MA), Hodera, dollys and Puddle Splasher.

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