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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...5/9/19

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/09/2019

ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...5/9/19

"I thought of that name for the group because first, I always liked the candy and thought it was very special stuff; kind of like medicine that tasted good," says lead vocalist and guitarist Mimi Betinis of the '70's "Power Pop" group PEZBAND. "What really kind of fascinated me was the letter combination; P E Z. I thought it was kind of unusual and out of high school we had a little jam band and called it PEZ and then I thought; why don't we make it something that people will only associate with us instead of the candy? So I decided to call it PEZBAND so that the name just meant the group instead of the candy."

Based out of the Chicago, IL area, PEZBAND was both innovative and ahead of their time as they caught the eye and ears of one Marty Scott President of JEM Records who signed them in 1977 to PVC, a label of The Passport Group and a division of JEM. 

With a sound that was termed, "Melodic" and "New Wave" with influences from the British Invasion years; PEZBAND was perhaps one of, if not the first band to be labeled "Power Pop" and promoted as such. However, timing is everything and during the height of their talents they struggled to find their niche as they were sandwiched between two eras of pop culture. 

"We were up against the disco movement and later on against punk," said Betinis as he reflected on the band's past. "Punk stuff like the Sex Pistols came in; we loved them and thought they were great but our sound was a little more; I don't want to say refined but a little more commercial sounding. Even though we didn't really sell many records we had a marketable look and sound." 



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Faced with the task of trying to fit in, the record company and the members themselves began to lose faith. So with no crystal ball and a sound that unknowingly would eventually become more mainstream only a handful of years later; they decided to disband. 

"In 1980 we called it quits, we had lost the Passport Record contract and management that we had decided to bow out as well; so we were on our own and kind of floated for a while. We tried to regroup as a trio and we did some more recordings in Los Angeles and that too didn't really do too much; we couldn't get it sold. So that brought us to about 1982 and at that point I kind of called it, I was just fed up with the music business. I had been doing it since 1971 and hadn't gotten where I wanted to go so I went back to school and got my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and I started teaching Art for Chicago Public Schools later in the 80's and I did that for about 22 years. I always had my hand in music but not like I had in the 70's where it was an everyday thing; of course you can't do both things at once, you can't play music and teach inner city kids Art, that would be a little too much."

Then as with all else in life, nothing lasts forever and Betinis was once again faced with another change in his game plan.

"My teaching career was cut short because the Chicago Public School System is one system that just ousts you out of a job; so I lost my job a couple of years ago. My principle said to me, "You know, you've been teaching for 22 years, take your pension and relax." So I took my pension way to early but I had to because they won't hire specialty teachers for Art; you need to have multiple certifications and I only have one. 

Now with new found time on his hands and his love of music still intact, he revisited the band's past and discovered that there were still some embers burning underneath the ashes. With the 40th anniversary of their PVC release of "Cover To Cover" approaching, Mimi enlisted friend and producer John Pavletic who eagerly took on the task of revisiting the album and updating its sound.

"You can't shake it, once it's in your blood it's there," said a laughing Mimi as he referred to being a musician and performer. "With us now, with the re-issue of the record with the remix and remastered version; I think it sounds much stronger than it did in 1979. I think in 1979 had we sounded like we do today, I think our future might have been much different because the sound today is quite powerful. The production was done by a very close friend of mine, a fellow by the name of John Pavletic who I've worked with for years and years. He works on all of my solo material and this is the third PEZBAND record that he's done. I took the two inch 24 track master tape down to his place, I had it digitized and he started working on mixing and remastering and it took him the better part of a year to do. When you compare the two, how it sounded in '79 a little rattling and rough sounding and how it sounds today it's very polished and contemporary; the difference is astounding."

With the album now having the equivalent of a face lift; Betinis turned to his past once again and old friend Marty Scott. 

"Marty and I had talked for the last couple of years and we both said that we should do something together because he's got all of this catalog stuff and I had all of the master tapes so I said; why don't we do something together? So I said that John had mixed a couple of songs and asked if he wanted to hear them and I sent them to him and Marty said, "We have to do something; let's do a release" and that was back in December. So we kind of mutually agreed that we had to do something and I'm very glad that we have because Marty was the guy who signed us and had the faith in us in 1977 and again he's proven himself to be quite good because the record has received a great deal of radio play and accolades; it's really good, he's doing a great job."

PEZBAND originally consisted of Betinis, guitarist Tommy GawendaMick Rain on drums and vocals and Mike Gorman on bass and vocals. Although many years have passed these four have stayed in touch and are still up for the challenge of the road; that's if the re-release continues to gain traction and opens up new opportunities. 

"Now the group is not active right now but that doesn't mean that it won't be active at some point especially if the record does better than we hope it will and if it does there's a good chance that we'll get the militia together and come to your town," he explained with a laugh. "Tommy who is our other guitar player is unable to perform loud music due to a hearing condition but the drummer and the bass player, Mike and Mick are up for doing shows and I have another friend of mine who is a guitarist that will fit right in; if need be we will go out and do it."

To discover more about PEZBAND or purchase "Cover To Cover Remixed" please visit www.pezbandofficial.com. Shall you wish to here the solo works of Mimi Betinis, please visit  www.musicsounds.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


Arts Council of Princeton    
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton    
(609) 924-8777   
Sat. 7:30 p.m. "Love...According to the Great American Songbook" w/ Katie Welsh. $15     
Bill's Olde Tavern    
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton    
(609) 586-0192    
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Ages 21+   
 
Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton    
(609) 245-8887  
Sun. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia  Jam    
Wed. (4 p.m.) "Guest Bar Tending Event" (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. (4 p.m.) Ottmar (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Blue Chips Trio
Sun. 12 p.m. Ottmar
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott 
Tues. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Wed. 6 p.m. Lovey Williams
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room    
19 E. Union Street Burlington    
(609) 733-3562   
Fri. 10 p.m.DJ Byrd
Sat. 7 p.m./9:30 p.m. "Laugh It Up" Comedy Show. $20
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics 
Broken Goblet Brewing  
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA  
(267) 812-5653  
Fri. 8 p.m. Wild Adriatic / LaBella & Poole. Ages 21+ (FREE admission)
Sat. 7:45 p.m. Life of Agony, Despyre, Half Ton of Humanity. Ages 21+, $25 (online $30 at door)
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Bruno's Bicycles, One Sweet Ride
19 South Main Street Allentown
(609) 208-0544
Fri. 7 p.m. Jet Weston & His Atomic Ranch Hands (FREE admission)
Candlelight Lounge    
24 Passaic Street Trenton    
(609) 695-9612    
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam feat. The Mojo Gypsies
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)   
Centro Grille 
2360 Route 33 Robbinsville 
(609) 208-9300 
Sat. (5 p.m.) "Glow Crazy" Hosted by Staci Barbati feat. DJ Moe Green, Kym D. $10 (cover charge starts at 9 p.m. / $5 of cover benefits NAMI of Mercer) (6 p.m.) Tricky Switch
Championship Bar  
931 Chambers street Trenton  
(609) 396-5457 
Fri. 7 p.m. Dinosaur Eyelids, Nobody From Jersey, Jag One, (TBA). All ages, $10
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. (We are on a two week vacation, will return on 6/2)
Cook A.A. 
411 Hobart Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 586-5117 
Fri. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton w/ Kim Robinson
Sat. 9 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys
Cooper's Riverview
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Thirsty Thursday" w/ DJ. Desisto. Ages 21+ (Ladies free before 10 p.m. w/ college ID)
Fri. (3 p.m.) Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Tour de Force
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 7 p.m. Jimmy Siesser
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Diamond's of Hamilton    
661 Route 33 Hamilton    
(609) 981-7900     
Fri. (5 p.m.) Tara Woodcock (9 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti  
Sat. 5 p.m. Masterpiece
Wed. 6 p.m. Tony Malandro
Dog & Bull Brew House    
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.    
(215) 788-2855    
Thurs. 9 p.m. Mama's juice Box
Fri. (11 a.m.) Mike Leggerie (9 p.m.) Audio Pilot
Sat. 11 a.m. "Saturday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch"
Tues. 7 p.m. 90's Trivia
Dubai Restaurant & Bar-Anchor Lounge
3950, 931 New York Avenue Trenton
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Laff Out Loud" Hosted by Nina & Landy feat. Ace Brown, Tammy Jo Jo Collins, Hez Green, Topp Flight, Sean Larkins w/ DJ Say Whaaat Steve Cooke. $20 (advance)
Freddies Tavern
   
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing    
(609) 882-0978   
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Country Night" Hosted by Jeremy Line Dance. (FREE event) 
Fri. 9 p.m. Downright Down
Sat. 9 p.m. Karly C and Mike Matisa
Sun. 10:30 a.m. "Mother's Day Brunch"
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala, Falcey & Marc Hoffman 
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville
(609) 426-9203
Tue. 6 p.m. "A Magical Night of Music and Memories" Hosted by Geri Petito feat. Michael D'Amore, Frank Jekell, Frankie Sweets, Jack Motown, Voices. (FREE admission Friendly's will donate a percentage of proceeds to Robbinsville C.A.R.E Program)
Greenhouse 
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1657 
Thurs. 8 p.m. 
Fri. 9 p.m. Rougorau
Sun. 1 p.m. "Mother's Day Brunch" w/ Brian Elliot
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Sam Ryan Music 
Grounds For Sculpture  
80 Sculptors way Hamilton  
(609) 586-0616   
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Sing Along with Sculpture" w/ Seward Johnson   
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. John & Carm
Hamilton Tap & Grill 
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Tues. 8 p.m.Trivia Challenge 
Havana New Hope
   
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.    
(215) 862-9897   
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Rocky & His Friends 
Fri. (8 p.m.) Van Halen Tribute w/ "Romeo Delight." Doors open at 6 p.m., $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Coast 2 Coast (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. (1 p.m.)  (6:30 p.m.)
Mon. (10 p.m.)"Lipstick Mondays" Drag Show (12 a.m.) Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m. Funk 'N' Blues Jam Hosted by Sidewinder Blues Band 
Wed. 8 p.m.  "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Anker
Hopewell Theater     
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell    
(609) 466-1964   
Fri. 8 p.m. Sam Reider & the Human Hands. $34.12, $36.25, $38.39
Sun. 11 a.m. "Brunch Club" feat. O'Neill & Martin. $19.73 (No brunch) $53.85 (Includes brunch)
Hopewell United Methodist Church  
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell  
(609) 466-0471  
Fri. 6:30 p.m. First Friday Open Mic
Sat. 7;30 p.m. "Songs For Mothers Everywhere-A Celebration Of Mothers On Earth And In Heaven" Hosted by Helen O'Shea w/ various musical acts. $10 (donations benefit Mothers Matter NJ and HUMC Missions)
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn    
15 East Broad Street Hopewell    
(609) 466-9889 
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night     
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards    
46 Yard Avenue Pennington    
(609) 737-4465    
Thurs. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk & Jim Matlack "Roundabout"
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Blue Notes Trio
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Got 35
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Mother's Day Brunch" (2 p.m.) "Jazzy Sundays" feat. "Smooth Sinatra Selections" w/Jim Slagle 
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. Discoteks
Sat. 9 p.m. Kool & The Gang tribute w/ "Kool Breeze"
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam     
Irish Rover Station House 
1033 Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment 
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Mother's Day Brunch" (3 p.m.) "Chill Sunday Acoustic Afternoon" w/ Shotzline
Iron Plow Vineyards    
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus    
(732) 306-9111    
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Carly & Me
Sat. 2 p.m. John Rossi
Ivy Tavern    
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton    
(609) 888-1435    
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke    
Fri. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
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. Tri-State / Sad About Girls
Fri. 9 p.m. Liberty Blues Band
Sat. (3 p.m.) No More Fences (9:30 p.m.) "Superfunksplosion" feat. Carol Brooks
Sun. (3 p.m.) Ben Davis (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. "Girls Night Out"
Fri. (5 p.m.) "Riders For a Cause" Celebrity Guest Bartender Happy Hour Event" (10 p.m.) DJ BAY Nice
Sun. 10 a.m. "Mother's Day Brunch"
Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Nite" Lilac Sparkle
Wed. 8 p.m. Drop the Beat Bingo 
Laurita Winery    
85 Archertown Road New Egypt    
(609) 752-0200  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Laurita Idol Spring Singing Showcase" (Adult Finals)
Fri. 6 p.m. "4th Annual Spring Hoedown"
Sat. 1 p.m. Gary "sfgra" Philips
Sun. 10 a.m. "Mother's Day Brunch"
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"  
Logan Inn
   
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA    
(215) 862-2300  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Tait
Fri. 7 p.m. John Beacher
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" 
Mamma Rosa's / Gino's Place
572 Klockner Road Hamilton    
(609) 588-5454    
Sat. 6 p.m. Frank Pinto & Jim Matlack
Marcellos Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza  
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 298-8360  
Sun. 10 a.m. "Blues Brunch" 
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 p.m. "Beer Pong Night"
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "NARPP Anniversary Show" feat. Ketosis, Sutter Cane, Burned In Effigy, Order Of Brutality. Ages 21+, $5
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike  
Wed. 9 p.m. "Karaoke Time" w/ Kirchner Entertainment 
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds  
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor  
(609) 448-1947  
Sat. 8 a.m. "Vibe Well" Yoga Festival  
Millhill Basement    
300 S. Broad Street Trenton    
(609) 989-1600    
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase 
New Hope Winery   
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA  
(215) 794-2331   
Fri. 8 p.m.  "Ultimate 80's Dance Party" w/ Route 80's. Doors open at 7 p.m., $25
Sat. 8 p.m. John Waite. Doors open at 7 p.m., $50-$140 (SOLD OUT check for ticket availability)
Sun. 6 p.m. Al Stewart / Empty Pockets. Doors open at 5 p.m., $50. (SOLD OUT check for ticket availabilty)
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint
322 East State Street Trenton  
(609) 437-0898  
Sat. 9 p.m. Jazz Night
Sun. (2 p.m.) "Old School Sunday" (4:20 p.m.) "Sugar Magnolia Sundaze" 
Wed. 8 p.m. "420 Game Night" 
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. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Fri. 9 p.m. The White/Sacco Experiment
Sat. 8 p.m. Tour de Force
Ages 21+    
O'Connors American Bar & Grille  
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton  
(609) 261-1555 
Thurs. 5 p.m. 
Fri. 6 p.m. "Guinness Keep The Glass"
Sun. 12 p.m. "Mother's Day Buffet"
Old Town Pub    
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 291-9232   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia (Upstairs) / Bitonti Boys (Downstairs bar area)
Fri. 9 p.m. Deb & Mike
Sat. 9 p.m. 4am Live
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Sir Xerri
Old York Cellars (Quakerbridge Tasting Room)
3320 Brunswick Pike (US Rte 1) Lawrence
(609) 799-2707
Fri. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" w/ Joe Pahlow
Sat. 4 p.m. "Happy Hour" w/ George Becker
Oliver - A Bistro  
218 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 298-7177  
Fri. 6 p.m. Phil Bruschi Sings "Sinatra & Friends"
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. Open Mic Night w/ Sean Cavalier 
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo      
Pete's Steak House    
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton    
(609) 585-8008    
Fri. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 9 p.m. The Kootz
Randy Now's Man Cave
  
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 424-3766   
Fri. 8 p.m. Amy Rigby. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Auger's Oblivion Express / Frank Gambale. $30 (SOLD OUT please check for ticket availability)
River Cat Cafe`   
142 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1008  
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Jazz" 
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. Joel Zelnik
Sat. 8 p.m. Lynn Randall
Small World Coffee    
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton    
(609) 924-4377 x2  
Fri. 8 p.m. Jiayan Mi Poetry
Sat. 8 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. 7 p.m. Princeton Bluegrass Jam                                                                                                                                                  
Starbucks Coffee  (Trenton Community Store) 
102 South Warren Street Trenton 
(609) 393-0261 
Sat. 3 p.m. Open Mic 
1867 Sanctuary    
101 Scotch Road Ewing    
(609) 392-6409  
Sat. 2 p.m. Joe Holt and Cody Leavel. $20
Sun. 3 p.m. Jerry Rife's Rhythm Kings. $20
Tara's Tavern   
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown    
(609) 286-2300    
Fri. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 10 p.m. El Ka Bong
Tavern On The Lake     
101 Main Street Hightstown    
(609) 426-9345    
Fri. 9 p.m. Kick Back
Sat. 9 p.m. The Wrecks
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  
Terhune Orchards 
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton 
(609) 924-2310 
Sun. 1 p.m. "Spring Sunday Music Series" feat. Kingston Ridge
The Cool Cricket    
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro    
(609) 291-9110    
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke    
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
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. 7 p.m. Celtic Connection
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Session" Hosted by Patrick & Steve
The Five Four Bar & Grill  
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(215) 547-5525  
Fri. 9 p.m. Jumper
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Witzend
Wed. 7 p.m. "Lyrical Conundrums" w/ Cara & Righteous    
The HOB Tavern    
146 Second Street Bordentown    
(609) 291-7020    
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment  
Tues 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night    
The Ivy Inn    
248 Nassau Street Princeton    
(609) 921-8555    
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron    
Fri. 10 p.m. TBD (That's the Name)
Sat. 10 p.m. Jam Lab
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 Trio
Sun. 3 p.m. "Sunday Funday" 
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   
Fri. 9 p.m. The Small Potatoes Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke    
The Sycamore Grill    
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA    
(215) 908-6326    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Fri. 8 p.m.Joe Robinson Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Scoville Blues
The Union Firehouse 
18 Washington Street Mount Holly 
(609) 288-6491 
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Cover Up (7 p.m.) "Local Thursday" 
Fri. (4 p.m.) Acoustic Happy Hour (8 p.m.) Steely Dan Tribute w/ "Countdown to Ecstasy" / The Third Arrangement. Ages 21+, doors open at 7 p.m., $25 (advance)
Sat. 7 p.m. "New Wave Fest" feat. (8 p.m.) The Cure Tribute w/ "Strange Attraction" (9:15 p.m.) Night Protocol (10:30 p.m.) Retroglyphs. Ages 21+, $10
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Open Jam w/ Blue Light Digital Sound 
Tir Na Nog    
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton    
(609) 392-2554  
Fri. 5 p.m. "Billy Briggs Memorial Scholarship Fund Guest Bartender Night" feat. The Williamsboy, Alanna Griffin, Mark Sutor. $5 (Door and tips to benefit the fund)
Sat. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
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 Coffee House and Records  
750 Cass Street Trenton  
(609) 379-0549   
Fri. 7 p.m. Party Show (Album Release), Bern the Bastard & the Cap City Beat, Blow Band. $6 
Trenton Social     
449 South Broad Street Trenton    
(609) 989-7777   
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" Hosted by Jay Kountree 
Tues. 7 p.m. "Social Musicology Series" 
Triple Sun Spirits 
126 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-3057 
Sat. 7 p.m. Bill Thomas
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. The Successful Failures. $5 (cover charge) 
Sat.10 p.m. The Outside Voices. $5 (cover charge)   
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage
All shows 21+  
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location)  
138 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 924-7855  
Fri. 10 p.m. New Pony
Vault Brewing Company 
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291 
Fri. 7 p.m. Dzubinski/Brecher Trio
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. "Live Music and Food Trucks"
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar  
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-3800  
Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Meade


Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.




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Event calendar
Saturday, May 25, 2019


MUSIC

Betty Who @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

SNAIL MAIL @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

The Bomb Digz @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 6:30pm

Will Wood's HEAD @ Art Tank, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Music In The Valley Series @ Middle Valley Community Center, Long Valley - 7:30pm

Atlantic Wind Ensemble @ Great Auditorium , Ocean Grove - 8:00pm

Popa Chubby @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Heisenberg @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Surfing My DNA @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 3:00pm and 8:00pm


COMEDY

Comedian Mike Delamont @ Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 8:00pm

Mike Marino ft. Jon Bramnick, NJs Funniest Lawyer @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

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