"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 Gawenda, Mick 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
Sat. 7:30 p.m. "Love...According to the Great American Songbook" w/ Katie Welsh. $15
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Blend Bar & Bistro
911 Highway 33 Hamilton
Sun. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Jam
Wed. (4 p.m.) "Guest Bar Tending Event" (7 p.m.) Karaoke
1600 River Road New Hope, PA
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
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
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
Fri. 7 p.m. Jet Weston & His Atomic Ranch Hands (FREE admission)
24 Passaic Street Trenton
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)
2360 Route 33 Robbinsville
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
931 Chambers street Trenton
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
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Wed. 9 p.m. Quizzo Trivia
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
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
125 South Main Street Hightstown
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. (We are on a two week vacation, will return on 6/2)
411 Hobart Avenue Hamilton
Fri. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton w/ Kim Robinson
Sat. 9 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
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
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
Fri. 7 p.m. Jimmy Siesser
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Diamond's of Hamilton
661 Route 33 Hamilton
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.
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)
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing
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
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville
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)
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA
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
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Sing Along with Sculpture" w/ Seward Johnson
Grover's Mill Coffee House
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square
Sat. 7 p.m. John & Carm
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m.Trivia Challenge
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
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
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell
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
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington
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
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
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
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Carly & Me
Sat. 2 p.m. John Rossi
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
All shows 21+
869 Bustleton Pike Richboro, PA
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night"
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
Jimmy's Firestone American Grill
140 Route 130 South Bordentown
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Bar Games and Trivia"
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa
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
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
85 Archertown Road New Egypt
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"
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA
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
Sat. 6 p.m. Frank Pinto & Jim Matlack
Marcellos Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
Sun. 10 a.m. "Blues Brunch"
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
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
Sat. 8 a.m. "Vibe Well" Yoga Festival
300 S. Broad Street Trenton
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase
New Hope Winery
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
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
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"
2043 Route 130 South Florence
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square
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
O'Connors American Bar & Grille
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton
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
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
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
Fri. 6 p.m. Phil Bruschi Sings "Sinatra & Friends"
Palermo's Of Hamilton
310 Klockner Road Hamilton
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
All shows 21 +
1339 River Road Titusville
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Sean Cavalier
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo
Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
Fri. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 9 p.m. The Kootz
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
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
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Jazz"
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ernie White
Salt Creek Grille
1 Rockingham Row Princeton
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
(Trenton Community Store)
102 South Warren Street Trenton
Sat. 3 p.m. Open Mic
101 Scotch Road Ewing
Sat. 2 p.m. Joe Holt and Cody Leavel. $20
Sun. 3 p.m. Jerry Rife's Rhythm Kings. $20
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown
Fri. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 10 p.m. El Ka Bong
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main Street Hightstown
Fri. 9 p.m. Kick Back
Sat. 9 p.m. The Wrecks
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night
5 South State Street Newtown, PA
Thurs. 7 p.m. Blues Open Mic Hosted by Steve Guyger
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
Sun. 1 p.m. "Spring Sunday Music Series" feat. Kingston Ridge
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
The Cure Insurance Center
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
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34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
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
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
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Tues 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
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
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Soul Custody Trio
Sun. 3 p.m. "Sunday Funday"
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
The Sticky Wicket
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
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
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
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
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
702 Pine Street Trenton
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
Fri. 7 p.m. Party Show (Album Release), Bern the Bastard & the Cap City Beat, Blow Band. $6
449 South Broad Street Trenton
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
Sat. 7 p.m. Bill Thomas
Triumph Brewing Company
(New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
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
138 Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 10 p.m. New Pony
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
Fri. 7 p.m. Dzubinski/Brecher Trio
2572 Pennington Road Pennington
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
Sat. 1 p.m. "Live Music and Food Trucks"
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA
Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Meade
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