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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...10/4/18

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 10/04/2018

ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...10/4/18"Music is always being fine tuned. I think that's the way we want it to be, we never sit back and think we're happy with everything we do. We think it's a necessity to always examine and try to improve, it's a musician's job, you never want to sit still; you're always looking ahead." 

Martin Barre is back at it once again. This legendary guitarist of Jethro Tull fame is better than ever with a new album, radio airplay and a current U.S. tour underway which stops at The Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA on Friday October 5.

"Yeah we've got, "Roads Less Travelled" which will be generally released October 12 but I'm selling it at the gigs and it has been getting a fantastic reaction so far from the fans in the UK and amazingly I'm getting radio play which is pretty unheard of," he said sounding somewhat shocked. "I am so amazed because I never would've been able to plan anything like that."

What makes it even more surprising for Barre is that it's coming from his native country where he didn't think it likely."In the UK, most of the radio stations play '70's or '80's music and much of it is really boring (laughs) and I just wonder who the demographic is there and who actually likes that music and makes it the popular choice; it's very strange but who am I?"

So he and the band are on the road here in the States after wrapping up an earlier European tour. This portion of the tour is heavy on East Coast dates and wraps up November 3 in the mid-west. 



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"This tour is about six weeks, about 36 gigs; I couldn't imagine it so I'm not even going to look at that," he chuckled."We're gathering a fan base night after night and it's hard work but they're great fans and every one fan we make is a real fan, it's not like somebody who sees us once and then we never see again. These people keep coming back to lots of shows, they come see us every year and they're the really good fans to have and they're nice which people makes it all worth while."

Martin is very appreciative of his past and understands that his fan base is also. Weaving his former band's material with his own like a fine tapestry, he's struck the right chord for himself, his band mates and the audiences.

"It's a nice legacy and we're playing a lot of the old Tull  tracks on this tour that we literally just learned and some stuff from, "Stand Up" and it sounds really strong and the audiences are just loving it, they are really loving it. It's timeless really because the guys have never played it before so it's like learning a new piece of music for them and for me I try to make it a little bit different so that it's fresher and up to date but it all works really, really well."

"The Guys," as he calls them are a finely tuned machine which gels seamlessly on stage, in part due to a new addition behind the drum kit."Our new drummer Darby Todd is from the UK; he did the album and then from that joined the band. He did our European tour and he's done festivals with us so he's very established within the band. We have Dan Crisp on vocals, Alan Thompson on bass, the same guys who've been around for the last three or four years; they're a very tight band and they've just gotten better and better. The band has this element of discovery; it sounds a bit pretentious but there's a freshness about the band and it's always very obvious when we play live; you just can't fake it. When the band is into the music the performance improves and just gets better and the audiences really can see that. I've heard of bands, not that I've seen them but I've heard that at their concerts they've looked like they really didn't want to be there and I can't even imagine that; it's a concept beyond me that any band could be like that because it's such a commitment. When you're on the road it's such hard work that you just have to have that reward at the end of the day."

The band has meshed but how does he go about deciding what to do from both his current and former catalogs to keep things that way? According to Barre it's not always easy.

"I'm doing a lot of my own material but throwing in some old classic Tull material and stuff off my new album so there's always a balance there and that's what makes this band work really well; that balance between the old and new. There's not too much Tull and just enough of my material and there's lots of options and that keeps the band pretty fresh. There are times it can be a difficult balance but I'm always working at it and bringing in new Tull tracks so that the sets are not the same old same old, so that nothing is predictable for the fans and a lot of them relay that to me; they say it's so nice to go see a band more than once a year and not get the same show. That's what I would expect when I go see a concert I don't want to see the same show I saw a year ago, I want to see something different. Sometimes it's difficult because there are people who like a routine and we have done a tour in the past where we only changed a couple of songs a night. What that does is make the shows go very smooth and you're not always looking at your set list to see what's next, so from that point routine is good but we don't let it rule us."

Unlike most classic rockers and bands today, Barre's shows run about two hours in length and every now and then he and the band will change things up.

"We usually do two hour sets, we like to give good value so we do two one hour sets. We've been doing an occasional acoustic set; one acoustic, one electric which we were originally doing as a fill in at some rock clubs on their hard nights to sell or ones that they don't book because traditionally the business isn't there. We found a fancy little small place and did an acoustic show and it was really good fun so we've got that option on the road. We've got maybe three of those planned on this tour and it keeps us on our toes (laughs). It's a different show, a bit challenging but the fans love it; it's a much more intimate show." 

Social media, downloads and an industry in turmoil have all affected the way recording artists do business but a savvy performer such as Barre has learned how to adapt.

"The rules have changed and you've got to go with them," he explained. "I'm in it for the long run. You know it's like the way that books all went to Kindle and now they're coming back to good old fashioned paperback books that you can shove in your bag and then lend it to your mate and then put it on your bookshelf and take it down and read it again in a couple of years; I think music will be like that. I think it will ebb and flow through all these fashions but the good thing is that my music is more accessible and out to a bigger market. I have people following me on Facebook and Instagram and all these mediums, people are getting to hear the music that they normally wouldn't so that's the upside of it."

Given all of that; what can we expect from Martin Barre when we pass through the turnstiles? "A dynamic show, a show that's fun and we want it to be an evening of really enjoyable entertainment. This is the way I want it to be if you're buying a ticket, this is what music should be; a really great form of entertainment. You buy a ticket, maybe a CD or a beer and the music should be an all around experience, it's got to be, that's how I like it." 

To discover more about Martin Barre, please visit www.martinbarre.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 
Sun. 2 p.m. "Festival Cultural Latino."  Music, dance, food, crafts on Library Plaza, (FREE)
Artworks Trenton
19 Everett Alley Trenton
(609) 394-943
Check web site for upcoming events   
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 p.m. Fermenters
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m.Dave Dales Trio
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. 6:30 p.m. Soul Custody 
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Sat. 8 p.m. "Annual Alice In Chains Tribute Night" feat. Mike Estabrook, John Lon, Erich Berg. 
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo from The Darkside
BSB Gallery
143 East State Street (Suite 4) Trenton
(609) 599-3268
Fri. 4 p.m. "Trenton Art Puzzle Opening Reception"
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington  
(609) 499-1355  
Sat. 8 p.m. MALpractice w/ Live Band Karaoke
Caffe Galleria
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2400
Fri. 7 p.m. Laurie Vosburg and 519 South
Candlelight Lounge  
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam
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
Sat. 4:30-11 p.m. Watch an album being made w/ "Analog Trenton" live recording session hosted by Bill Nobes feat. Buy Nothing, Sick Shit, Coach's Son, (TBA). (FREE admission).
Sun. 12:30 p.m. Watch an album being made w/ "Analog Trenton" live recording session hosted by Bill Nobes feat.True Will, Groomers, Bern & the Bastards, Black Collar Biz, Molly Rhythm. (FREE admission)
Mon. 8 p.m. "Art Chill Night"
Tuesday 8 p.m. "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. Michael Patrick
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA
(215) 493-9191
Sat. 9 p.m. Sweet Willie D
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Fri. 6 p.m. Jessica DiDonato
Sat. 9 p.m. Bobby Valli
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. Fred S
Fri. 9 p.m. New Pony
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. David Dzubinski (9 p.m.) Gypsy Mother
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton
Wed. 8 p.m. Brendan Johnson
Frans Pub
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-5539
Fri. 8 p.m. Kim Yarson Band "Farewell to John Bastiani" Party/Jam
Sat. 8 p.m. All Winter Long
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
Fri. 9 p.m. Midnight Sun TTL
Sat. 9 p.m. Jim Delre Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
Wed. 7 p.m. "Jazz Night" w/ George Schaeffer Organ Trio
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616
Wed. 5 p.m. Sing Along W/ Sculpture and Seward Johnson
Grover's Mill Coffee House  
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction  
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri. (8:30 p.m.) Se7en (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Big House (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. (12 p.m.) School Of Rock Newtown "Best Of" the Doors. Doors open at 11 a.m. (3 p.m.) Ladies 2018
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Andrew Dunn/Tina margot
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell  
(609) 466-1964 
Fri. 8 p.m. "This Really Happened...Storytelling at HT" Hosted by Joey Novick feat. Danny Artese, Jeff Rose, Michele Carlo, Rick Patrick, Robin Gelfenbien, Sammie James. $19.73
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell
(609) 466-0471
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Doors/sign ups at 6:30 p.m., all ages.
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. Open Mic/Karaoke
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Living The Dream
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Victor Tarrasov
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Tom McMillan
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill  
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(267) 914-4517  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher  
Sat. 9 p.m. All Lit Up
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam  
Iron Plow Vineyards  
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus  
(732) 306-9111  
Sat. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sun. 1 p.m. Pete & Chuck   
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9 p.m. Papa D'Lux
Sat. 9 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd.
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. Sean K Preston & The Loaded Pistols
Fri. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Fustics (9:30 p.m.) The Fletchers
Sun. (3 p.m.) Jamie Salvatore (9:30 p.m.) (TBA)
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic.  
Tues. 9 p.m. The Pine Travellers
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational  
All shows 21+ 
JoJo's Tavern
2677 Nottingham Way Mercerville
(609) 586-2678
Sat. 10 p.m. Radio Fiction
Killarney's Publick House  
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 586-1166 
Sat. 2 p.m. "Oktoberfest 2018"
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200 
Sat. 11 a.m. "Laurita Oktoberfest w/ Food Trucks & Fire Pits" feat. (TBA)
Sun.11 a.m. "Laurita Oktoberfest w/ Food Trucks & Fire Pits" feat. Kindred Spirit
McGuinn's Place  
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence  
(609) 392-0599  
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 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike  
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Kirchner Entertainment  
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor
(609) 448-1947
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Movie Night feat. "The Emoji Movie"
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600 
Thurs. 8 p.m. School Drugs (Record Release Party), Dusters, Sick Shit, Over Everything, Stud. $8
Fri. (6 p.m.) "First Fridays-Halloween Edition" Feat. DJ Captain Crunch/Art Show. (9 p.m.) Taillight Rebellion, Bern & the Bastards, The Mighty John Caseys, Suidd Subject A. $8
Sat. 8 p.m. "Jam for Arianna" Hosted by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Feat. Black Brant, Young 99, Gnarlette Brohandsome, Shaboizi OG Throwback feat. Collin Russert. $5 donation (All donations above $5 also accepted)
Sun. 7 p.m. "The DoJo-A DJ and Producer Experience" Hosted by Rocky The Promoter, feat. Gem Jones w/ DJs iLL-Omega, Fleamarket, King Who. $5
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase 
Mill Hill Park Amphitheater (Mill Hill Park)
East Front/South Broad Streets / 1 Lafayette Street Trenton
Fri. 1 p.m. "NJ Pride Parade and Celebration" w/ Black Cat Habitat
New Hope Winery 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Please Check web site for upcoming events
Nook's PourHouse  
2043 Route 130 South Florence  
(609) 447-0927
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. Kevin Toft & The Alternators
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Tues. 8 p.m. Radio Fiction
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. 8 p.m. DT & the Burnerz
Sat. 8 p.m. Jimmy Linch
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008  
Fri. 9 p.m. No Way Out
Sat. 9 p.m. The Polish Nannies
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 424-3766 
Sat. 8 p.m. Na'Bodach. $12
Sun. 6 p.m. Evan Dando. (Rescheduled from 9/28)
Rossi's Bar & Grill  
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 890-2004  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Monk & Monk (Domino Domino)
Salt Creek Grille  
1 Rockingham Row Princeton  
(609) 419-4200  
Fri. 8 p.m. LaDee Steeter
Sat. 8 p.m. Jackie Jones
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Black Cat Habitat
Starbucks Coffee
2673 Main Street Lawrenceville 
(609) 414-3320
Sat. (7 p.m.) "Tom Petty Night" w/ Toth (7:30 p.m.) Anker (8 p.m.) Brian Quinn
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. An Evening with Neil Young...Almost w/ "Shakey" $20
Sat. 7:30 p.m. "Intimate Voices Passionate Strings" (Chamber music concert series) $20
Wed. 8 p.m. New Jersey Jazz Quartet. $20
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown  
(609) 286-2300  
Fri. 10 p.m. Billy Hector
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Best Friends
Sat. 9 p.m. One Flight Up
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  
Fri. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger
Sat. 7 p.m. Katie Sottile
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Victory Beers
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Session Jazz Night
The Beer Garden at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Lincoln Highway Blues
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Parlour Noir
The Cool Cricket  
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro  
(609) 291-9110  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Sat. 9 p.m. (TBA)
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. Gabriel Donohue
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jam Session" w/ Seamus Kelleher
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Fri. 9 p.m. Light The Fuse
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Knock One Back
Wed. 7 p.m. "Lyrical Conundrums" w/ Cara and Righteous Jolly   
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. Paper Shakers
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  
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Soul Custody
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. "Influences & Icons" w/ Nicholas King. $30/$40 (Ltd VIP)
Sat. 8 p.m. Betty. $30/$40 (Ltd VIP)
The Record Collector  
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 324-0880  
Please check web site for upcoming events
The Roost  
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge  
(609) 208-0050
Sat. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
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 
Fri. 10 p.m. Self Induced Confusion
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke  
The Sycamore Grill  
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA  
(215) 908-6326  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Steve Tesluk
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Bob Rotondo Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Renegade
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 9 p.m. Billy Walsh
sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" w/ Mcdermott's Handy
Wed. (7 p.m.) "What's Next? A Rockin' Happy Hour" Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. The williamsboy (9 p.m.) Open Mic. Hosted by John Monkl
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 
Sat. 9 p.m. "7 Squared Brewing Launch Party" 
Sun. 6 p.m. Dre & Linda aka Brown Sugar in the Bar, SHS
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. Parlour Noir. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 12 p.m. "Oktoberfest"
All shows 21+
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
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA
(215) 493-3800
Sat. 8 p.m. Geno Yeager




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Cliffside Park, NJ Celebrates "Cousin Bruce Morrow Day!"
A crowd of local residents and dignitaries gathers outside Public School #6 in Cliffside, NJ on this beautiful fall evening. They are all awaiting the arrival of the “man of the hour” — celebrated radio DJ Bruce Morrow — since Mayor Thomas Calabrese has proclaimed today, October 5, 2018, “Cousin Bruce Morrow Day!”
Cynthia Sayer and Her Joyride Quartet LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center
The audience is already in place this Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center of the Arts for a special “Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon” performance by Cynthia Sayer and Her Joyride Quartet entitled The Hot Banjo Show!
Whitney Houston Exhibit Opens at The GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center
Interviews with Pat Houston, President of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston and Bob Santelli, Founding Executive Director of the Grammy Museum
"Very Happy!" The Buckinghams and Cowsills Star in Cousin Brucie's Rock and Roll Yearbook Vol. 2 LIVE!
Fall is in the air at Homdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center this Friday, September 28, 2018 evening as thousands of ’60s music lovers ready themselves forCousin Brucie’s Rock and Roll Yearbook Vol. 2! The show — produced by Cousin Brucie, along with Rob Albanese and the Garden State Arts Center Foundation — features four fab acts from the 1960s: The Buckinghams, The Cowsills, Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon, and The Orlons!
“Brilliant!” The Young Dubliners LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center
It’s a mild Saturday, September 29, 2019 evening as fans of Celtic rock are streaming into Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center of the Arts for a concert by The Young Dubliners.










Event calendar
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018


MUSIC

DiTrani Bros: Folk, Swing, Jazz, Ragtime!! @ Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse, Dunellen - 7:00pm

Jazz Guitarist Abe Ovadia @ Englewood Public Library, Englewood - 7:00pm

Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia and Max Hansen Buffet @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am

Dryden Ensemble: Bach Cantata Fest @ Miller Chapel (Princeton), Princeton - 3:00pm

Suzzanne Douglas @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm


THEATRE

The Ghost Princess @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

CDC Theatre presents A Few Good Men @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm

Wait Until Dark @ Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough - 8:00pm

World Premier of, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, A Horror of a Play @ Forum Theatre (Metuchen), Metuchen - 3:00pm

The Color Purple @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

Almost, Maine @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 2:00pm

Black Tom Island @ The 1882 Carriage House, Liberty Hall Museum, Union - 3:00pm

*Uncle Vanya, Scenes from a Jersey Life in Four Acts @ Hudson Theatre Works, Weehawken - 7:00pm

Black Coffee by Agatha Christie @ Westfield Community Players, Westfield - 2:00pm







DANCE

DRACULA - THE ATLANTIC CITY BALLET @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 4:00pm


FILM

A conversation with John Cusack Following a screening of Say Anything @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:00pm


KIDS

Summit Farmers Market Pumpkin Painting @ Summit Farmers Market, Summit - 10:00am


POETRY

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 9:00am


MISC

HAUNTED ILLUSIONS LIVE @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 3:00pm

THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG LIVE! @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 2:00pm

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