Join #HipNJ at D*FIT (The Mill at Walnut Street Station, 4 Erie Street, Montclair) on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM for a lively panel discussion featuring three of New Jersey’s foremost experts on health, wellness and cannabis. Our experts will discuss how CBD is revolutionizing food, beauty, and the way we treat chronic disease + anxiety. Q&A and complimentary samples will follow the talk!
Hey #HipNJ! Looking for a great read for #FridayReads? Check out Suzanne Trauth’s Just in Time, part of the Dodie O’Dell Mystery series!
FACE THE MUSIC
Business is humming at Dodie O’Dell’s Windjammer Restaurant, where she offers theme menus connected to the Etonville Little Theatre’s amateur productions. This June, the theatre is collaborating with the neighboring Creston Players to stage Bye Bye Birdie under the stars—their first musical! There’s a contest in the play to pick a fan to receive rock idol Conrad Birdie’s last kiss before he ships off for the Army, so Dodie plans a contest to pick the food for a pre-show picnic.
But before the show opens, Ruby, the rehearsal accompanist, is found dead in her car. Why would anyone murder the crusty old gal who loved to sneak a smoke and a nip between wisecracks? Once again, the resourceful restaurant manager must play the part of amateur sleuth, accompanied by Police Chief Bill Thompson, who also happens to be her beau. Confronted with a chorus of suspects, she’ll need to stay composed to catch the killer—or it’ll be bye bye Dodie…
Out of Service, a Voorhees Township-based band, sat down with Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to talk more about their sound and to promote their recently released LP, What We Bring With Us!
Out of Service is comprised of four high school best friends, Brian McGovern, Mike Capuano, Bryan Williams and Kenny Bond. After a brief intercession during their college days, the foursome has found their passion for music again and reunited.
The band discussed how their reunion has ushered in a new era of music for Out of Service. Brian describes this evolution by explaining that, “when we were writing songs when we were 15 years old every single song was about our most recent break ups. Now our songs are definitely still about human relationships, but they’re definitely more lived… they are about things we couldn’t have conceptualized 15 years ago.”
Though Out of Service is serious about their music, Mike maintains that the ultimate goal of the band is to “just have fun”. The group is committed to ensuring that their passion for music translates into their sound rather than worrying about “making it big.”