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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...8/9/18

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 08/09/2018

ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...8/9/18"Heart By Heart plays a lot of Heart music," says original Heart bassist Steve Fossen. We play mostly from the 70's catalog, we do a few 80's songs and we try to play the music note for note as it was recorded and written." 

Steve Fossen and drummer Mike DeRosier are 2013 Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame inductees and given the success which they achieved with Heart, a trip to the hallowed halls was inevitable. 

Fossen was there from the beginning, forming what would become the nucleus of the future juggernaut way back in 1967 when he and the Fisher brothers formed The Army. Bands come and go, change directions and personnel, some stay the same and others like Heart become the product of morphing over time. 

Unfortunately, Fossen and DeRosier's time with the band ended circa 1982, well after the group was entrenched in accolades, massive fans, hits and million selling albums but Fossen and some of the earliest members have kept in touch and over the years have performed together; such is the case now with Heart By Heart. Fossen tells the story of the group's forming and like most great rock 'n' roll tales it just all kind of fell into place.

"Back in 2008, Roger Fisher, Mike Derozier and I wanted to play some Heart songs at a party that we were doing downtown and we had heard about Somar; she had  a Heart tribute band that she was playing in called, "Straight On." We heard that she could sing the Heart material and she knew it so we had her come and sing with us and she's a very intelligent and nice person so we got along well. That was in February and then over the course of the spring and summer I would run into her at different parties and clubs and we developed a friendship and then that evolved into a romance and once we were romantically connected we started a bass and vocal duo and we'd play songs like, "Dog and Butterfly," "Crazy On You," "Alone" and at first we started out at friend's dinner parties and then evolved into bistros; we even did a wedding and a funeral and we were having a lot of fun just doing that. Then people heard about it and we got a call from a booking agent from Alaska and he called us and wanted us to open up for Dwight Yoakam at a show he was doing in Anchorage and we thought that a duo would be a little light to open a show so we asked Mike Derozier and Randy Hansen our original guitar player to help us out and we put together a 45 minute set and we were all set to go to Alaska and then at the last minute Dwight Yoakam decided not to play the show but we had a band; so thank you Dwight (laughs). Then some friends of ours had a benefit for, "Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness" and we raised a good amount of money and from that gig a lot of booking agents heard about us and started booking us around Seattle and Tacoma areas and the next thing you know we were playing shows all over the place. We started coming back to the East Coast about four years ago and now this year we've branched out to the Midwest and we did Florida, California, Virginia, Maryland, New York and now Pennsylvania."



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August 9 sees Heart By Heart at The Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA for an 8 p.m. show followed by an already sold out show on August 13 in Mount Gretna. Tickets range from a scant $15 to around $45 between the two venues.

Fossen seems totally at ease with the lineup and seems to be having an unexpected resurgence in not only the band's travel itinerary but a rebirth of Heart's music; something he says his former band mates, the Wilson sisters are OK with. "We have Mike DeRosier our drummer, we have Somar Macek on lead vocals and she is also my wife, we have Lizzy Damont who does acoustic and electric guitars as well as piano, keyboards and backing vocals and Chad Quist on guitars. I spoke with Ann not too long ago and she was totally cool with it as long as we keep it true to the original works. Let's put it this way, they've not given us any indication that they are not blessing it (laughs)."

Heart by Heart is governed by the same philosophy today which Fossen and previous band mates employed over the years and that's realizing that everyone is and has uniqueness. "You play clubs and the audiences are people just like every place you play and they're very enthusiastic about your music but it's a real confined and concentrated area and if you set your goals and standards high enough you'll play good no matter how many people are out in the audience. So by the time we got to the point with Heart where we were playing 15,000 seat arenas we were so confident and such a finely tuned entity; I mean there was more pressure and everything but we could still pull it off because we had that experience under our belts. Our philosophy was that we were playing for basically one person at a time and I play for myself too because I have very high standards and I want to do as well as I can to present myself and my skills the best that I can but if you think about it you're playing for one person at a time whether there's 20 people or 300,000 in the crowd because everyone is experiencing your performance one person at a time. We always try our best to do our best and if you have that in mind and never take anything for granted and be as good as you know that you can be all of the other things will fall into place automatically." 

He also has advice for up and coming bands and musicians who are out there trying to make it in the music biz, "Hold onto your dreams, work hard at it. Have faith because sometimes it's going to be very discouraging and sometimes it's going to be fun and you want to be in a position where any opportunity that comes along your band is ready to take advantage of that; when opportunity knocks you answer the door."

Opportunity knocks twice in Pennsylvania this week and here's hoping that we answer the door to see these legendary musicians playing times legendary tunes. 

To discover more about Heart By Heart or purchase tickets, please go to www.heartbyheart.com

That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON! 


This week's event listings


Alchemist & Barrister  
28 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-5555  
Thurs. "Pasta and Sinatra Night"  
Wed. 10 p.m. (TBA)  
Arts Council of Princeton  
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Summer Courtyard Concert Series" feat. Eco Del Sur (Takes place at the Princeton Shopping Ctr. 301 Harrison Street)   
Bill's Olde Tavern  
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton  
(609) 586-0192  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia  
Ages 21+  
Blend Bar & Bistro  
911 Highway 33 Hamilton  
(609) 245-8887  
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia  Jam  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Bowman's Tavern  
1600 River Road New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2972  
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Glenn McClelland Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Liz Du Four
Sat. 7 p.m. Patrick & Debra
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Gary Reed & Arturo
Wed. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room  
19 E. Union Street Burlington  
(609) 733-3562 
fri. 10 p.m. DJ Shorty Rock 
Sat. 9 p.m. Coconutz
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Brian Bortnick 
Brothers Pizza
871 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 586-2707
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music On The Patio" feat. (TBA)
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington  
(609) 499-1355  
Sat. 8 p.m. Malpractice
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Burlington County Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard Westampton
Fri. 7 p.m. Fleetwood Mac Tribute w/ TUSK
Sat. 7 p.m. Club Phred
Caffe Galleria
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2400
Please check web site for upcoming events
Candlelight Lounge  
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612  
Sat. 3 p.m. (TBA) $10 (cover charge/$10 Minimum includes buffet)  
Tues. 6 p.m. "Tuesday Jazz Jam" Open Session feat. James Stewart / Tom Littwin Trios. $5 (Lite appetizers)
Championship Bar
931 Chambers street Trenton
(609) 396-5457
Sun. 6 p.m. For the Fallen Dreams, Prison, Bodysnatcher, KOBA, Grievance, Black Lotus. All ages, $13/$15
Tues. 8 p.m. "Every Tuesday Jam Night" Hosted by Nikki & Caleb
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown  
(609) 298-9182  
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Music Night  
Wed. 9 p.m. Quizzo Trivia  
City Streets  
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor  
(609) 426-9400
Mon. 9 p.m. "Malibu Mondays"   
Tues. 9 p.m. Trivia w/ Jessie & Chelsea  
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval  
COARadio.com  
125 South Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 241-7103  
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat.
Common Sense Brewing
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651
Check web site for upcoming events
Community Park North Amphitheater
1 Mountain Avenue Princeton
Sun. 6 p.m. "The Shanakee Sessions" feat. Mike Montrey, Fil Wisneski, Marvin Perkins, Helen O'Shea. 
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Allentown
(609) 259-9797
Sun. 1 p.m. John & Maggs
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Sun. 10 a.m. "Live Jazz Brunch Buffet"  
Dog & Bull Brew House  
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.  
(215) 788-2855  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Joe Robinson
Fri. 9 p.m. New Pony
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Jeff Selby
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (4 p.m.) John Hesbol
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Fri. 8 p.m. Midnight Sun
Sat. 8 p.m. Judge and Jury
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616
Sat. 9 p.m. Afterglow: Young Professionals Summer Party
Grover's Mill Coffee House  
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction  
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square
(609) 586-1811
Sat. 7 p.m. Tot Tunes
Halo Pub (Fete) 
9 Hullfish Street Princeton
(609) 921-1710
Sat. 6 p.m. The Tone Rangers
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri. (8 p.m.) A Tribute to AC/DC w/ iC/DC. $15 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Big City (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 1 p.m./3 p.m./5 p.m. Princeton "School of Rock"
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Old Head
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell  
(609) 466-1964 
Sat. 8 p.m. Dharmasoul. $30.92, $31.99, $33.05
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn  
15 East Broad Street Hopewell  
(609) 466-9889  
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night  
Hopewell Valley Vineyards  
46 Yard Avenue Pennington  
(609) 737-4465  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke / Open Mic Night
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. John & Maggs
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Acoustic Road
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. David Adolf
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill  
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(267) 914-4517  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher  
Fri. 9 p.m. Country Night w/ "First Time Around"
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam  
Iron Plow Vineyards  
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus  
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 6 p.m. Victor Tarassov
Sat. 1 p.m. Pete & Chuck
Sun. 2 p.m. The Grouser Girls 
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Ernie White Band
Sat. 9 p.m. Zero 8619
All shows 21+  
Jake's Eatery  
869 Bustleton Pike Richboro, PA  
(215) 322-6787  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night" 
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Night  
Jimmy's Firestone American Grill
140 Route 130 South Bordentown
(609) 291-0200
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Bar Games and Trivia"
John & Peter's  
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa  
(215) 862-5981 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Tempest. $20
Fri. 9 p.m. Double A Blues Band
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Close Talkers (9:30 p.m.) Skip's Museum/Alright Junior
Sun. 9:30 p.m. Naughty Clouds
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic.  
Tues. 9 p.m. Monette Sudler
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational  
All shows 21+ 
Killarney's Publick House  
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 586-1166 
Sat. (9 p.m.) Some Assembly Required (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy g
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "2018 Laurita Junior Idol Singing Showcase" Idol Finals
Fri. 7 p.m. Disco Night w/ The Funktion
Sat. 1 p.m. Barbara Linn
Sun. 1 p.m. The Half Brothers
Wed. 6 p.m. "Laurita Summer Grill Night"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 7 p.m. Bonnie Boland
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sourland Duo
Sun. 11 am "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dave Dales
McGuinn's Place  
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence  
(609) 392-0599  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Domino Domino (Monk & Monk)
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Ages 21+  
McStews Irish Sports Pub  
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(215) 949-9570  
Thurs. 10:30 p.m."Beer Pong" w/ DJ RV & MC Slim 
Sat. 9 p.m. "Benefit Show for Rob Gladden" feat. Agents Of Aggression, Half Ton of Humanity, Frost Giant, Vedic, Single Bullet Theory. Ages 21+, Doors at 8 p.m., $10
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike  
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Kirchner Entertainment  
Mercer County Park Boathouse Marina
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor
(866) 683-3586
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" feat. (TBA). (Food/drink specials, cigar bar, boat tours)
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor
(609) 448-1947
Sat. 6 p.m. Reggae Night feat. The Verdict / Mango Men
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600  
Sun. (7 p.m.) "The DoJo" Hosted by Rocky The Promoter feat. DJs, iLL Omega's Nova Noise Family: freedomtacos & Fanther Enki, Fleamarket, King Who. $5 (Cover charge) (8 p.m.) False Gods, The Money$, (TBA). 
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase 
Mill Hill Park Levitt Amp Concert Series
165 East Front Street Trenton
Thurs. 5 p.m. SaraDash & Trenton Children's Chorus (FREE Admission)
Music On Main
15 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
Sat. 7 p.m. Honey Hill
Music On The Street
16 South State Street Newtown, PA
Thurs. 6 p.m. Glenn McCollum
New Hope Winery 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Wed./Thurs./Fri. 8 p.m. Raul Malo. Doors at 7 p.m., $65
Nook's PourHouse  
2043 Route 130 South Florence  
(609) 447-0927  
Sat. 9 p.m. Gypsy Mother
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics  
Nottingham Tavern  
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square  
(609) 587-6623  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Super Dave  
Fri. 9 p.m. Papa D'Lux and the Main Street Groove
Sat. 9 p.m. Cheap Date
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Palace Of Asia
4591 Route 27 Kingston
(609) 497-9500
Wed. 7 p.m. True Acoustic
Palermo's Of Hamilton  
310 Klockner Road Hamilton  
(609) 838-7979  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
All shows 21 +  
Patriots Crossing  
1339 River Road Titusville  
(609) 737-2780 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Jones
Fri. 9 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 8 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Parx Casino (360 Bar)  
2999 Street Road Bensalem, PA  
(888) 588-7299  
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Latin Night" w/ DJ George Dennis
Fri. (5 p.m.) Plush (9:30 p.m.) Fish Out of Water (10 p.m.) DJ Paul Desisto
Sat. (5 p.m.) Old School (9:30 p.m.) The Jump Off (10 p.m.) DJ Eric Vanderslice
Sun. 3 p.m. "Showcase Sunday"
Wed. 8 p.m. Kevin Farley   
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Crosswick
Sat. 9 p.m. B - Street
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Princeton Shopping Center
301 North Harrison Street Princeton
Thurs. 6 p.m. Eco Del Sur
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 424-3766 
Wed. 8 p.m. Tempest. $20
Robbinsville Town Center Free Summer Concert Series
Gazebo at Town Center Lake Robbinsville
Tues. 7 p.m. DJ Reggie
Rossi's Bar & Grill  
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 890-2004  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Domino Domino (Monk & Monk)
Salt Creek Grille  
1 Rockingham Row Princeton  
(609) 419-4200  
Fri. 8 p.m. Coral Selick
Sat. 8 p.m. Don Moyer
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. 7 p.m. Princeton Bluegrass Jam
Stone Terrace by John Henry's
2275 Kuser Road Hamilton
(609) 581-8855
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
Wed. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
1867 Sanctuary  
101 Scotch Road Ewing  
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 8 p.m. Dan Kassel. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. "A world Tour of Jazz" w/ Yvette Norwood-Tiger. $20
Sun. (3 p.m.) "From My Pen to Your Ears" w/ Sue Maskaleris. $20 (7:30 p.m.) Phil McAuliffe and Guy DeRosa. $20
Wed. 8 p.m. "Fiori Musicali" w/ Members of Larly Music long Island. $20
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown  
(609) 286-2300  
Fri. 10 p.m. Drunken Clams
Sat. 10 p.m. The Suspects
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Ex Best Friends
Sat. 9 p.m. Vertigo
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night  
Temperance House  
5 South State Street Newtown, PA  
(215) 944-8050  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Blues Open Mic Hosted by Steve Guyger  
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Righteous Jolly  
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Session Jazz Night
Terhune's Orchard
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310
Fri. 5 p.m. "Sips and Sounds Summer Music Series" feat. Ocean Country Band
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
Please check web site for upcoming events
The Cool Cricket  
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro  
(609) 291-9110  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Check website for upcoming events  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 8 p.m. Na Bodach
Sat. 8 p.m. Thomas Johnston
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Sessions"
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Wed. 7 p.m. "Lyrical Conundrums" w/ Cara and Righteous
The Four Crows Café
41 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 869-5252
Fri. 5 p.m. Gabe Parsons
Sat. (2 p.m.) Mindy Turin (5 p.m.) Jenny Cat   
The HOB Tavern  
146 Second Street Bordentown  
(609) 291-7020  
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Tues 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night  
Wed. 8 p.m. (TBA)
The Ivy Inn  
248 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 921-8555  
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron  
Fri. 10 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Darius The 1st
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv  
Wed. 10 p.m. "Wednesday Wheel Night Spin To Win Karaoke" w/ DJ Rockn Ron  
The Pines Tavern  
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA  
(215) 788-1659  
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Bill Monach Jr.  
The RRazz Room (Clarion Hotel)
6426 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(888) 596-1027
Fri. 8 p.m. "Summer Cabaret Feelin' Good" w/ Chaslyn Sweetwood. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. "Sizzling Summer Stand Up Comedy" feat. Jennie McNulty. $30/$40 
The Record Collector  
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 324-0880  
Check web site for upcoming events
The Roost  
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge  
(609) 208-0050  
Sat. 9 p.m. Victor on Guitar
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
The Sticky Wicket  
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton  
(609) 439-0007  
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Throwback Thursday" w/ DJ Chillio 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke  
The Sycamore Grill  
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA  
(215) 908-6326  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Steve Tesluk
Fri. 8 p.m. Jagged Blue Band
Sun. 3 p.m. Jamie Stem
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington
(609) 387-1620
Check web site for upcoming events
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. Righteous Jolly
Mon. 8 p.m. "Intuitive Medium Session" w/ Natalie Diane. (SOLD OUT) 
All Shows 21+
Trenton Buzz  
702 Pine Street Trenton  
(609) 392-6000  
Fri. 8 p.m. Live Band & Open Mic.  
Sat. 10 p.m. "Buzzed Saturdays" w/ Bockman  
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-7777 
Sun. 9 p.m. "SIN Industry Night"
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Benny P  
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)  
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.  
(215) 862-8300  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 10 p.m. Rob Duncan. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. (TBA). $5 (cover charge) 
Sun. 8 p.m. Open Stage   
All shows 21+
Weeden Park
Main Street Lawrenceville
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Wildflowers Inn  
2572 Pennington Road Pennington  
(609) 773-2392  
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock Night  
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia 
Tues. 9 p.m. Ed Wilson
Working Dog Winery  
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown  
(609) 371-6000  
Sat. 1 p.m. Jerry Steele




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80's Tribute Band Almost Journey Rocks iPlay America
I never in a million years would have thought about iPlay America in Freehold as being an event venue. To me, it's a place to ride bumper cars, have kids' birthday parties and play video games. Never been there.
The Great Rock N Roll Time Machine LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center
As we make our way inside the Grunin Center of the Arts located on the campus of Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ, this Saturday, July 28, 2018, we see music lovers of all ages. Some of them are wearing street clothes but some are decked out in outfits from the 1970s and ’80s for tonight’s concert by the ’70s and ’80s tribute band, The Great Rock N Roll Time Machine.
Classical Guitarists Alex and Wesley Park LIVE! at The Great Auditorium
The bucolic seashore town of Ocean Grove, NJ is a place designed for quiet reflection and spiritual renewal. An artist sketches in the lush green park off Pilgrim Pathway. Still others read or meditate in the heart of this picturesque village which features gingerbread houses and colorful gardens, all just steps away from the fresh salt air wafting off the blue Atlantic Ocean.
“Rock and Roll Icons!” Hippiefest LIVE! at BergenPAC
A light summer rain is falling outside Englewood, NJ’s BergenPAC this Wednesday July 25, 2018, as music lovers decked out in peace signs, tie-dyed shirts, and bell-bottomed jeans arrive for tonight’s Hippiefest concert event starring Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder, and Badfingers’ Joey Molland.










Event calendar
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018


MUSIC

90s By Nature Dance Party @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 10:00pm

BALLYHOO! @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 9:00pm

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 5:00pm

ZEBRA @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 9:00pm

Blake Shelton @ Hard Rock Live Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

Legendary Beatles Recording Engineer Geoff Emerick @ The Vault at Victor Records , Berlin - 8:00pm


HAIR in Concert @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 10:00pm

AMERICAN IDOL: LIVE! 2018 @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:30pm

Billy Walton Band with Joe D'Angelo @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

REMEMBERING THE KING @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm

Funky Feat @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Fuel (20th Anniversary Tour) w/ Ropetree, New Theory @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 6:00pm

Ronnie Penque’s Panama Dead @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Saturday Night Fever @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 8:00pm

The Lion In Winter @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 8:00pm

Fern Hill @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Bob Goss and his Silver Sizzles @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 8:00pm

Shakespeare in the Park' Twelfth Night & Macbeth @ Various Bergen County Parks, Teaneck - 7:00pm



COMEDY

HASAN MINHAJ: BEFORE THE STORM @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:00pm and 9:30pm

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