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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...10/11/18

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 10/11/2018

ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...10/11/18

"You can't just sit down and say I'm going to write a song. You've got to be in a creative mood," says John Lodge, legendary bassist of the Moody Blues as he discussed his latest solo release, "Live From Birmingham," his current tour and two upcoming area shows; October 15 at The Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA and The City Winery in New York City on October 17.

Still riding a wave of success from 2015's, "10,000 Light Years Ago," Lodge has now released a live product encompassing his music and concert experiences both auditory and visually. The album was recorded at a storied venue which holds very fond memories for him and one which had a profound impact on his career. 

"I'm promoting a release, "Live From Birmingham" it is a live album recorded in Birmingham Town Hall in England which is a very special iconic venue for anybody in Birmingham," he explained in reflective tones. "Growing up as teenagers to get a gig there was unbelievable because they used to do a thing called, "All-nighters" and on a Saturday night into Sunday, all of the bands from Birmingham used to try and get a booking there because you played all night. They also had all of the great British and American rockers there; Buddy Holly was my absolute hero. He showed me the way to write songs and everything else; he was just brilliant. I managed to see him, I had tickets in the front row of Birmingham Town Hall and I said to my agent that when I finished my tour, I wanted to record the concert, release it on180 Gram and vinyl as a double album sleeve and I wanted to release it as a DVD. So it completed the circle for me because there's a young Johnny Lodge looking down at Buddy Holly and hopefully there's a new young musician perhaps looking at me and carrying the music on."                                    

The night this footage was shot turned out to be more than just a concert for Lodge as not only was he was deeply touched by the reception but also by the attendance of some old friends as well; members of his first band. "When I was learning to play guitar I met Ray Thomas,"  he started  with reverence in his voice.  "Ray had a good voice but he didn't play any instruments but we formed a band anyway called, "El Riot and The Rebels" and we used to wear Mexican outfits; can you believe that? It was a great time, we were together for four years; Mike Pinder had joined us for a short period of time as well, so yeah it was a great time. When I did the Birmingham Town Hall concert the whole band turned up. The two guitarists turned up, the drummer would've been there but unfortunately he had passed away but his family came along. So the whole band was there and that was really, really cool and Ray Thomas was there even though he wasn't well; special moments indeed."



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With the album already released, Lodge continues to hit the road and has also dropped a single which is available as a free download. 

"We released the, "Get Me Out of Here" single from the live album because I really like it; it's got a lot of energy on the track. We released it as a free download so people can actually download it, listen to it and see if they like what John Lodge is up to these days and we've had a really good strong response to it so I'm really pleased. Besides, it's a free download so if you haven't got the money because you've got other things going on in your life; just check it out." 

Joining him on tour is a very talented supporting cast, one of which he has worked with before and others he's come to know as the group worked months in advance to put it all together. 

"Alan Hewitt who I've known for years, is with me; he used to write the songs for a band called Warrant and I've known him since the '80's. We've got Billy the drummer, a guitarist called Duffy out of Detroit and a cellist and slide guitar player who are also out of Detroit. I've got a very American band and we rehearsed through the summer and of course we did some rehearsing in Nashville before the tour started." 

Today's recording technology often causes conflict from bar room discussions of analog versus digital to the methods which artists use to capture their prized songs. Lodge feels that he has found a way to use technology yet keep things just old school style enough to meet his needs and tastes; keeping his music warm and inviting as opposed to some of the more,"Sterile" sounds of today.

"I found a way of recording that I really like, it takes the mundane out of recording. Recording itself is brilliant, I love it but the waiting time and the travel time and everything else just takes the energy out of it. My album, I realized that all of the people that I wanted to work with all owned their own studios. So I just put it together by files; I put the basic track down, sent it to my keyboard player Alan and he worked his magic by putting the basic keyboards on it and then I sent it to my drummer and he went into his studio when he was ready and put the drums on. So then we went backward and forward listening to the drums, checking it and changing it and then we eventually sent it to Chris Spedding my guitarist and I asked him when he wasn't touring if he would put the tracks on in his studio, which he did and then all of the files came to me, I booked a studio for 24 hours and put all of the final bass parts, vocals and acoustic guitars on and sort of put it together through analog machines to get what I think was the right sound for the album." 

How about the Moody Blues? Will there be any new recordings in the future with any of the remaining members? Lodge says that the band leaves that door ajar but that there is nothing in the works at the moment. 

"I'm not too sure whether that will really happen because as you know the record industry has changed so much. You really need a mentor, you need a music man who really wants you to go make a record. We've always had great music men that we could play our music for. The original guy was Sir Edward Lewis who started the Decca Record Company throughout the world but in America there's a wonderful man out of New York called Walt Maguire and for 25 years he was the person that we went to all the while; listen we've got this new song, listen to this. David Blonde, Bob Dylan's manager, he was a great record man as well and so if you find a record man who comes and says I wish the Moody Blues would make another album, we'll think about it I'm sure." 

When one attends a John Lodge concert, there's an expectation to hear some Moody Blues. Readily agreeing that he loves playing the Moody's stuff, he also admits that he will feature some of the band's deeper tracks and a few, "Special" offerings too. 

"I'm going to be doing some Moody's songs as well, songs that I have always wanted to play like, "Singer in a Rock 'N' Roll Band" and "Isn't life Strange" but it also gives me the opportunity to do some Moody Blues songs that we don't do on stage; things like, "Candle of Life" and songs from, "Blue Jays" like,"Saved By The Music" where I can get some audience participation. On this tour I'm going to do something special because we lost Ray this year and he and I have been friends and working together since I was 15. So I want to play a song as a tribute to Ray on this tour because we'll never play it as the Moody Blues but I'm also going to play it because Ray was an integral part of my life. I'm also going to play a song of Mike's because he was an integral part of my life as well; we were all Moody Blues together and I don't want those songs not to be heard again live on stage so that's why I'll be doing those."

Besides touring and recording, the future holds some fun for this bass master as he will be taking to the high seas but not on a Moody Blues Cruise this time."I'm joining Yes on Cruise To the Edge and heading down to Cozumel in Mexicoso anybody who has not been on a cruise come along and join me and join Yes and all of the other prog rock bands, it's a great time."

To obtain tickets for either area show, or discover more about John Lodge; please go to www.johnlodge.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 
Check web site for upcoming events
Artworks Trenton
19 Everett Alley Trenton
(609) 394-943
Fri. 7 p.m. "Ink and Drink"
Sat. 12 p.m. "Chiarascuro"
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. Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Lynn Randall Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Ed Wilson
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room  
19 E. Union Street Burlington  
(609) 733-3562 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Byrd
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Wed. 8 p.m. "Quizzo from the Darkside"
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington  
(609) 499-1355  
Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Sat. 8 p.m. ArHouse
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
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. Pamela Flores 
Common Sense Brewing
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651
Sat. 6 p.m. Vestapolitans
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Fri. (6 p.m.) Bob Orlowski (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti
Sat. 9 p.m. Chicago 9. $25
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. Vince Schneider
Fri. 9 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Last Minute Hero
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (4 p.m.) Soul Custody
Wed. 8 p.m. Mikey Raggz
Frans Pub
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-5539
Fri. 7 p.m. "Wild West Party (w/ a mechanical bull)" feat. Reel to Real
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
Sat. 8 p.m. "After Dark at Freddies Tavern"
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
Wed. 7 p.m. "Jazz Night" w/ George Schaeffer Organ Trio
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. Trenton Makes
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri. (8 p.m.) A Tribute to John Mellencamp w/ "Human Wheels." Doors open at 6 p.m., $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Bonehead (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 1 p.m. "Fundraiser"
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Amy Duckett Wagner
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell  
(609) 466-1964 
Fri. 8 p.m. Martin Hayes Quartet. $64.51, $75.17, $91.16
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell
(609) 466-0471
Sun. 2 p.m. "Coffee House" Open Mic. feat. artist Crown Electric Band. (All Welcome/FREE admission)
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. Michael Andrews
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Blue Notes
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. The Lifters
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Four + One - Jazz
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill  
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(267) 914-4517  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher  
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam  
Iron Plow Vineyards  
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus  
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 6 p.m. Gregg Parker
Sat. 2 p.m. Spoondrift
Sun. 2 p.m. Victor Tarassov
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9 p.m. Blues In Disguise
Sat. 9 p.m. Trucking Co. 
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. Cosmo Iacavazzi
Fri. 9 p.m. Room For Mojo / My Funky Bretheren
Sat. (3 p.m.) Pete Beck (9:30 p.m.) Jonah Lloyd & Friends
Sun. (3 p.m.) Lonely At The Top (9:30 p.m.) Trio Of Madness
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic.  
Tues. 9 p.m. Christopher Daniel
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational  
All shows 21+ 
Killarney's Publick House  
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. 6 p.m. WIP Radio Show and Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Night"
Tues. 7 p.m. "Plant Night"
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Wooden Pumpkin Painting
Sat. (10 a.m.) "Run The Vineyard" 5K (1 p.m.) Rick Winowski
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Run The Vineyard" 5K (1 p.m.) John & Maggs
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 7 p.m. Joe Cirotti
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Arianne Rox
Sun. 11 am "Jazz Brunch" feat. Zeke Stambovsky
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 
Fri. 9 p.m. Fish Out of Water
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "Rock For Recovery" Hosted by Comedian Chris Smith. Feat. Scorpio (Scorpions Tribute), Born to Lose (Motorhead Tribute), Ultimate Live Evil (Dio Tribute), Powerage (AC/DC Tribute). (Donations accepted)
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. 12 p.m. "Central Jersey Beer Festival" feat. The Polish Nannies
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600 
Sat. 9 p.m. Pissed, Voice Of Addiction, SophistiPunX, Houston & The Dirty Rats. 
Sun. 6 p.m. Escape from the Zoo, Skull Caster, The Upfux, The Barren Marys. $8
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase 
Wed. 9 p.m. End Of Pipe, Tough Shit, (TBA). $8
New Hope Winery 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 8 p.m. The Sensational Soul Cruisers. $25 (SOLD OUT check for ticket availability)
Sat. 8 p.m. Led Zeppelin Tribute w/ "Kashmir." $35 (SOLD OUT check for ticket availability)
Sun. 4 p.m. Ellis Paul / Christine Havrilla. $20
Wed. 8 p.m. The English Beat. $50
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. B Street
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Frank Clayton & Mario DiBartolo
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. The Barcodes
Sat. 8 p.m. Bruce Fredericks
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008  
Fri. 9 p.m. The Suspects
Sat. 9 p.m. Deep Release
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 424-3766 
Fri. 8 p.m. "Hamell On Trial" w/ Ed Hamell. $10
Sat. 8 p.m. Richard Bush / The Peace Creeps. $10
Rossi's Bar & Grill  
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 890-2004  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ernie White
Salt Creek Grille  
1 Rockingham Row Princeton  
(609) 419-4200  
Fri. 8 p.m. Glenn Alexander
Sat. 8 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Jeff Miller
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. Scott Danger Bravo. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. Carrie Jackson "Sings and Swings from the Great American Songbook." $20
Sun. 3 p.m. Clyde St. Clifford and the Omnidexterous Jazz Ensemble. $20
Wed. 8 p.m. Caruso. $20
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown  
(609) 286-2300  
Fri. 10 p.m. The Quattro
Sat. 10 p.m. Nami Lane
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Round Trip
Sat. 9 p.m. After The Flood
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. Christopher Dean
Sat. 7 p.m. John & Maggs
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Righteous Jolly
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. Slim & the Perkolators / Uketronik
Sat. 5:30 p.m. (TBA)
The Cool Cricket  
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro  
(609) 291-9110  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
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. Tom Belsky
Sat. 7:30 p.m. M & RJ 
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" Hosted by Corey Purcell
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Fri. 9 p.m. Se7en
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Slamm Band
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. Kara Carmela
Sat. 2 p.m. Phil McAuliffe
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. (TBA)
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Jon Gosselin
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 Nest Woodbourne
1492 Woodbourne Road Levittown, PA
(215) 945-9825
Sat. 7 p.m. Love Jones Acoustic
The Pines Tavern  
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA  
(215) 788-1659  
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Dana Collins & the Dock 6 Band
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
Sat. 8 p.m. Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling. $30
The Record Collector  
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 324-0880  
Sat. 8 p.m. The Grip Weeds (Record Release Party). All ages, doors open at 7:30 p.m., $12 (advance)
The Roost  
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge  
(609) 208-0050 
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  
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kick Bax
Sat. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney
The Vault
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267)573-4291
Sat. 7 p.m. David Dzubinski Trio
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington
(609) 387-1620
Sat. 7 p.m. John Johnson
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. Michael Nabinger
Sat. 9 p.m. Diarmuid MacSuibhne
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 
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. New Pony. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Jah People. $5 (cover charge)
All shows 21+
Veterans Park
Kuser/Klockner Roads Hamilton
Sun. 11:30 a.m. "Oktoberfest" feat. Dick Gratton & Linda Lee (South Entrance Kuser Road)
Wildflowers Inn  
2572 Pennington Road Pennington  
(609) 773-2392  
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock Night  
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia
Working Dog Winery  
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown  
(609) 371-6000  
Sat. 1 p.m. Ralph Pagano
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA
(215) 493-3800
Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Meade




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Mayo Presents Puddles Pity Party
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Puddles Pity Party -- The "Sad Clown with the Golden Voice" -- comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex!  Puddles Pity Party performs on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $35-$55.


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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