Alex Biese, The Asbury Park Press NJ

Alex Biese

The Asbury Park Press NJ

Neptune Township, NJ, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

John Mayer concert review, setlist and photos from his solo tour debut in NJ

John Mayer kicked off his 2023 solo arena tour at the Prudential Center in Newark, and we were there. Here's what he played, and why it was amazing. → Read More

And the Oscar goes to ... New Jersey! Here's how we're connected to this year's nominees

From 'Top Gun: Maverick' to 'Living,' Garden State talent is behind some of 2023's biggest Oscar night contenders. → Read More

John Mayer launches tour in Newark, and more things to do in NJ this weekend

Irish-American Comedy and Film Fleadh takes place Saturday in Red Bank, and Monmouth Civic Chorus performs Sunday in Colts Neck. → Read More

Belmar celebrates 50th anniversary of its St. Patrick's Day parade

The Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade made the march down Main Street on Sunday afternoon in celebration of the parade's 50th anniversary. → Read More

Shrek Rave, Irish music and more to do at the Jersey Shore this weekend

Party like an "All Star" in Atlantic City, Cherish the Ladies at Monmouth University and more things to do at the Jersey Shore and beyond. → Read More

Here's when and where to see St. Patrick's Day parades in NJ

From Bergenfield to Belmar, Nutley to Newark, and Somerville to Seaside, here are the 2023 St. Paddy's Day parades in the Garden State. → Read More

Already a knight and a Nobel winner, will this writer's latest film win him an Oscar?

Kazuo Ishiguro reinterpreted Akira Kurosawa's "Ikiru" with "Living," and it made the acclaimed "Remains of the Day" novelist an Academy Award nominee. → Read More

Grateful Dead history, a disco brunch and more things to do in New Jersey this weekend

The Englishtown Project plays the Wonder Bar on Friday, while The Black Swan hosts a Disco Brunch featuring Robert "Kool" Bell at The Black Swan. → Read More

Kool and the Gang brings the party home to New Jersey, and more things to do this weekend

Among the Shore things to do are Billy Strings in Atlantic City, and Oscar-nominated shorts being shown in Asbury Park and Spring Lake. → Read More

Jersey Shore jam band stars Dogs in a Pile 'Bloom' on new album

Up-and-coming road warriors Dogs in a Pile returned to the studio for "Bloom," an album that's stylistically sprawling and executionally focused. → Read More

'Stolen Youth' on Hulu details NJ man's decade of abuse, manipulation, sex trafficking

Larry Ray spent a decade controlling the lives of his daughter's former college roomates. "Stolen Youth" on Hulu shares the stories of his survivors. → Read More

Def Leppard, Black History Through Art, yacht rock and more things to do at the Shore

There's a yacht rock party in Asbury Park, '80s rockers in Atlantic City and a Cliff Burton celebration all happening this weekend. → Read More

Kevin Smith brings gleefully gory cannibal comedy to Atlantic Highlands

'Eating Miss Campbell,' the shockingly silly new Troma horror comedy, will make its American theatrical premiere at Kevin Smith's SModcastle Cinemas. → Read More

The next 'Blair Witch Project'? NJ filmmaker shocks horror world with 'The Outwaters'

New Brunswick native Robbie Banfitch premiered "The Outwaters" last year at the New Jersey Film Festival. It's taken the horror community by storm. → Read More

High school boys fall in love in New Jersey author's just-released Young Adult novel

With "The Long Run," James Acker draws on his New Jersey high school experience to tell a story that's personal and compelling. → Read More

Say goodbye to Langosta Lounge, return to the '90s and more things to do at the Shore

Asbury Park Boardwalk hotspots hosting one final bash, New Riders and '90s spirits live on, and more to do across the Jersey Shore this weekend. → Read More

Jersey Shore jam band scene honors one of its own in Asbury Park memorial show

Tom Hayes, a "constant and determined force for the Asbury Park music scene," will be honored with a memorial benefit show at the Wonder Bar. → Read More

Here's how 'Drag Race' star Jinkx Monsoon is making Broadway history

Jinkx Monsoon, the two-time "RuPaul's Drag Race" winner, is on stage as Matron "Mama" Morton in "Chicago" on Broadway. → Read More

Tori Amos bringing 'Ocean to Ocean' tour to NJ this summer. Here's what you need to know

Tori Amos will play Red Bank for the first time in nearly 15 years this summer as part of a tour in support of her latest album. → Read More

Asbury Park jams, LBI restaurant week and more things to do at the Shore this weekend

Circles Around the Sun hits Asbury Park, craft beer at Bell Works and more things to do this weekend at the Jersey Shore. → Read More