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originally published: 02/27/2020

Rock On! This Week

The Dictators helped launch the CBGBs era of punk rock in  New York City, then came Shakin' StreetManowarBrain SurgeonsDeath Dealer and now a solo career and the common thread throughout is New York City raised Ross The Boss

Currently on tour supporting a single, "Denied By the Cross" and their soon to be released new album, "Born Of Fire," Ross the Boss and the band are playing to sold out venues across the country as they prep for their Spring European tour. 

"We're finishing up the U.S. leg so we're pretty tired," laughed Ross when asked how he and the tour were doing prior to a recent area show. "The tour has done pretty well so I can't complain; for heavy metal it's great. We've gotten a lot of support out there so it's been great."

Perhaps best known for his years of searing guitar licks with Manowar, Ross The Boss has seen his share of the struggles that come with the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of a working and touring musician; one of which is acceptance in your own backyard. However, there's life beyond those confines and like a lot of groups who have met the same obstacle he and they persevere.



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"First of all, Manowar never really took off in The United States and I attribute that to the fact that we didn't play enough here when the buzz was on and the metal thing was really truly happening here. We should've played more here but Joey (DeMaio) didn't want to play because he couldn't drag all of the equipment out there; so the deck was stacked against Manowar in The United States but in Europe it's fantastic. I think that's what guides us now because the support for Manowar is in Europe."

Ah Europe, that bastion of increasingly fertile ground for many American musicians who can't seem to gain a strong enough foothold in the U.S market to complement their efforts. Ross elaborated on just how much of a difference maker the proper line up and foreign support has been to him and his music. 

"It's a long story with me getting back to playing all of this music," he said slowly. "Basically what happened was, I had my record deal with AFM in Germany in 2008 and I played festivals in Germany to keep on the circuit and I did a demo and got the deal with AFM and did two records with that German line up and after 2010 I said, I want an American band, not that those guys were bad but I just wanted an American band. So I got an American band in 2012 and it brought me back to playing the same festivals again with another line up and it went viral. So I was offered 35 shows in Germany and Europe and that band that I had didn't want to go on tour believe it or not; so I said, OK guys you're all fired (laughs). So I picked Michael LePond on bass who is just one of the best bass players in the world, probably is the best bass player I think. Then I picked Rhino the old Manowar drummer who is no longer with us so now we have a new drummer, Steve Bolognese and Marc Lopes and he was the key, the singer and that's my touring band now. So that's where we've been for the past three or four years and we've been really busting it hard and we've gotten a live reputation which is stellar and I think I've just got the right band; it's magical. People are just blown away, I can't even tell you how impressed people are with the band and I'm not just saying that just to say it but as a live unit it's great to play with these guys because they are just so good. I look forward to every show, I look forward to playing with these guys because they're great and I'm hearing it from everybody, everybody says it's so great. Plus we're playing these old classics and we're blasting them and my punk rock principals of playing; there's no down time, there's no bull shit, there's no talking, no special effects, there's no tapes and none of that stuff that clogs up heavy metal, the extra shit that just gets in the way of the whole thing. So we have a streamlined band and we just come on stage and rip and that's our signature." 

"So I mean we are playing these songs to the faithful Manowar fans of my era from the six records that I did; that will never be challenged for greatness. It's like we are cross-pollinating the two and we've been doing that for the past two years and it's been working out. It's a roundabout way of getting my stuff out there so it's working. Obviously the single "Denied By the Cross" is rippin'; did you hear it? I mean as far as heavy metal goes this thing rips! The production is fantastic, it's getting a reaction, the band is tight as hell, our touring drummer played on it, the same touring band that I have now so that cohesion that's on the record is showing live. I think it's helping everything out, people are just knocked over by our band; it's a great thing, it's wonderful." 

"Denied By The Cross" was released in advance of the new album and like many touring acts Ross The Boss is using this portion of the journey to see what works and what doesn't and thus far he's rather pleased with the results and is cautiously optimistic about the upcoming record.

"The new single on YouTube is doing really well and the response from the crowds to the new music and to the old music has been great and the band is playing amazing. Actually it's more Manowar because the new record hasn't come out yet and my older records haven't had the presence here in The United States like it has in Europe so we're keeping it more Manowar, we're adding a lot more of the new songs because we have to work those songs up for the year. Our Europe tour is in April so we have to have those songs in shape to play in April; we've got to take advantage."

"The release date for the album is March 6; I've done so many records like 37 or 38 but I don't know, this one is really special I think. I like to think they're all special but you know how things work out; you do your best and you think you want the best things to happen but the music business is weird; this record has got some power, some real power so we'll see."

True road warriors in every sense of the word, Ross The Boss and the band launch "The Tour of Fire" Europe 2020 starting April 1 in Denmark; so what happens after that? 

"We're talking about a second U.S. leg in October, we'll see what we can get up and see the reaction to the record; we're just magnifying everything we can do and we'll see what happens. We have the European tour in April with Burning Witches who are an all-female Swiss metal band supporting us and another group from England called Asomvel and it's going to be a great package. After that we are starting to book festivals; we just got added to a mega-festival but I can't tell you what it is but it's in Scandinavia someplace. So everything is filling in; I think everyone is waiting for this record and to see how it does." 

To discover more about Ross The Boss and the Ross The Boss Band, please visit www.Ross-the-boss.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    
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Story & Verse" A Storytelling and Poetic Open Mic. $5
Artworks Trenton   
19 Everett Alley Trenton   
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 12 p.m. Raphael Ogoe Talk (Main Gallery)
Bill's Olde Tavern     
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton     
(609) 586-0192     
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night"
Ages 21+    
Bordentown Elks   
11 Amboy Road Bordentown   
(609) 298-2085   
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Bowman's Tavern     
1600 River Road New Hope, PA     
(215) 862-2972     
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Fri. (5 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan  
Sat. 7 p.m. Jim Dedrick Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) "Blues for Brunch" w/ Steve Guyger (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Ed Wilson
Wed. 6 p.m. Gary Reed & Arturo Baguer
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room     
19 E. Union Street Burlington     
(609) 733-3562 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics 
Broken Goblet Brewing   
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA   
(267) 812-5653   
Fri. 8 p.m. The (not so) Newlywed Game 
Sat. (12 p.m.) "Leap Year Party" (8:30 p.m.) Kinky Quizzo
Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic w/ Dana Collins
All Shows 21+
BSB Gallery   
143 East State Street (Suite 4) Trenton   
(609) 599-3268   
Sat. 11 a.m. "Collective Expeditions Exhibit"
Caffe Galleria   
23 North Union Street Lambertville   
(609) 397-2400  
Sat. 7 p.m. "Leap Year Lucky" w/ Chuck Schaeffer
Candlelight Lounge     
24 Passaic Street Trenton     
(609) 695-9612     
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5 (Includes hot buffet) 
Sat. 3 p.m. (TBA) $10 (cover charge/$10 Minimum includes buffet)     
Championship Bar   
931 Chambers street Trenton   
(609) 396-5457  
Sun. 5 p.m. Such Gold, Sweet Pill, When Thieves Are About, The View From Here, Pointless Drive Theory. All ages, $12/$15
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   
Fri. 9 p.m. Jim Delre Band
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      
Clubhouse at Mountain View  
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing  
(609) 771-0400    
Sat. 7 p.m. "Leap Year Dance Party" w/ Kindred Spirit
COARadio.com     
125 South Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 241-7103
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Grace Field w/ a call from Gloria Gaynor
Continental Tavern   
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA 
(215) 493-9191   
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kate & Bob
Cook A.A.  
411 Hobart Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 586-5117 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Karaoke at The Cook" Hosted by Superstar Entertainment
Cooper's Riverview 
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton 
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (9 p.m.) "Late Night Thirsty Thursdays" w/ DJ Chillio Ortiz. Ages 21+
Fri. (4 p.m.) Sunset Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Witz End
Sat. 8 p.m. "Social Saturdays"  
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" 
Mon. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing w/ Jeremy Line Dance. $10
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Karen and Mark
Wed. 8 p.m. Blues Night w/ Joe Zook and Friends
All Events Ages 21+
Dacey's Pub 
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville
(215) 295-4838 
Fri. 7 p.m. Acoustic Music Night 
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Dog & Bull Brew House     
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.     
(215) 788-2855    
Fri. 8 p.m. Rachel & Ty
Sat.  (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton (8 p.m) Brian Elliott
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton
Fedora Bistro Cafe   
2633 Main Street Lawrenceville   
(609) 895-0844   
 Wed. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville
(609) 426-9203
Sun. 5:30 p.m. Open Mic and Karaoke
German American Society   
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton   
(609) 585-5200   
Sat. 6 p.m. 2020 Annual GAK Dinner Dance/Tricky Tray Fundraiser
Greenhouse  
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1657  
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Musical Chair" (Rotating Live Music) 
Fri. 9 p.m. Electric Martin
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Sam Ryan
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Dwayne Dunlevy
Grounds For Sculpture   
80 Sculptors way Hamilton   
(609) 586-0616    
Thurs. (5 p.m.) "Sing Along with Sculpture" w/ Seward Johnson (7 p.m.) Cabaret Night at Rat's: "New York on Broadway" 
Grover's Mill Coffee House
    
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction     
(609) 716-8771     
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker   
Halo Pub   
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square   
(609) 586-1811   
Sat. 7 p.m. Kim Yarson Band
Hamilton Tap & Grill  
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton  
(609) 905-0925  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cornhole Tournament
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke                                                                                        
Sat. 9:30 p.m. HotsalsaHot Latin Night
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Country Night
Havana New Hope 
   
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.     
(215) 862-9897    
Fri. (8 p.m.) 80's Tribute w/ "Route 80's." Doors open at 6 p.m., $20 (advance) (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Se7en Band. $8 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band
Mon.9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne 
Tues. 8 p.m. "Funk N Blues Jam" Hosted by Slidewinder Blues Band
Wed. 8 p.m. Original Music Showcase Hosted by Pat Foran feat. John Hufford, Anthony Pascutti
Hopewell Theater      
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell     
(609) 466-1964    
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band." $6 
Fri. 8 p.m. "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band." $11.25, $12.50
Sat. 8 p.m. "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band." $11.25, $12.50
Sun. (4 p.m.) "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band." $6 (7 p.m.) "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson  and The Band." $11.25, $12.50
Hopewell United Methodist Church   
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell   
(609) 466-0471   
Sat. 6 p.m. Hopewell Hayride (Old Time Country & Bluegrass). $15 (Suggested donation adults) 
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn     
15 East Broad Street Hopewell     
(609) 466-9889  
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Jazz On Broad" Hosted by Phil Orr feat. Marty Grosz 90th Birthday. $15 (Ages 22 and under $5)
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night  
Hopewell Valley Vineyards     
46 Yard Avenue Pennington     
(609) 737-4465     
Thurs. 6 p.m. Michael Andrew
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Deb & Mike
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Got 35
Sun. 3 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" 
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill     
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA     
(267) 914-4517     
Thurs. 9 p.m. The Roadsongs   
Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) 
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam      
Irish Rover Station House  
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412
Fri. (8 p.m.) Acoustic Music (9:30 p.m.) DJ Entertainment  
Sat. (7 p.m.) Acoustic Music (9:30 p.m.) Bases Loaded
Sun. 3 p.m. "Acoustic Sunday" 
Wed. 8:30 p.m. Trivia 
Iron Plow Vineyards     
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus     
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 6 p.m. "The Sweetspot"- Gail & Dennis
Sat. 1:30 p.m. Phil & Ron
Sun. 1 p.m. Kevin McCann Duo
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly 
(732) 306-9111
Thurs. 6 p.m. Spoondrift
Sat. 8 p.m. AudioPilot
Ivy Tavern     
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton     
(609) 888-1435     
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke     
Fri. 9 p.m. Union
Sat. 9 p.m. Ess Gees
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. Bridge Beat Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. Mike DiAlto's Stand Up Comedy Night feat. Sean Lynch
Sat. (3 p.m.) The RiverDogs (8 p.m.) Crescent Moon, Sicman of VA, Ruby Dear
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic
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" 
Sat. (5 p.m.) Danny Lynch Project (10 p.m.) El Ka Bong
Laurita Winery     
85 Archertown Road New Egypt     
(609) 752-0200   
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing
Sat. 1 p.m. Gary Philips
Logan Inn 
   
9 South Main Street New Hope, PA     
(215) 862-2300   
Fri. 7 p.m. Sammy Flow
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Note Speakers (Chris Giakas)
Mamma Rosa's     
572 Klockner Road Hamilton     
(609) 588-5454  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Marcellos Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza   
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 298-8360   
Sun. 11:30 a.m. "Blues Brunch" 
McGuinn's Place     
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence     
(609) 392-0599   
Fri. 9:30 p.m. "Flawless Friday" 
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. 9 p.m. Far From Giving
Millhill Basement     
300 S. Broad Street Trenton     
(609) 989-1600      
Fri. 9 p.m. The Eradicator, Cold Wrecks, Ditz, Groomers. Ages 21+, $8
Sat. 8 p.m. Wilmette, Meet Me At the Alter, Loyalty to Me, Three Cheers to Late.$10
Tues. 9 p.m. Millhill Experiment
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Movie Night: "Billy Madison"
Fri. 7 p.m. Jonah Lloyd
Sat. 6 p.m. John Beacher
Nook's PourHouse     
2043 Route 130 South Florence     
(609) 447-0927  
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics      
Nottingham Fire Co. Ballroom  
200 Mercer Street Hamilton Square  
(609) 890-9834   
Sat. 8 p.m. Lia Fail Pipe Band's "Irish Pub Night." $12 (advance)  
Nottingham Tavern     
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square     
(609) 587-6623     
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Fri. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Sat. 9 p.m. Deep Release
Ages 21+     
Old Town Pub     
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 291-9232    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia   
Fri. 9 p.m. Drew & Beth
Sat. 9 p.m. Remember Us
Palermo's Of Hamilton     
310 Klockner Road Hamilton     
(609) 838-7979     
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke    
All shows 21 +   
Palmer Square
Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10 (Includes skate rental)
Fri. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10 (Includes skate rental)
Sat.12 p.m./4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10 (Includes skate rental) 
Sun 12 p.m./4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10 (Includes skate rental) 
Patriots Crossing     
1339 River Road Titusville     
(609) 737-2780    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Bill Shannon
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"         
Pete's Steak House     
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton     
(609) 585-8008     
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Sat. 9 p.m. John Bushnell & Ernie White
Pj's Pancake House & Tavern
19 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Plumsted Grill  
457 Route 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 758-5552  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Ernie White & Marc Hoffman
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Princeton Elks Lodge #2129 
354 Route 518 Blawenburg
(609) 466-4945
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Country Dance Night
Randy Now's Man Cave 
  
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 424-3766  
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Tammy Faye Starlite. $15
Sat. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Wesley Stace. $22
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046
Thurs. 6 p.m. Pop Up "Mardi Gras"
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. "Jerry's Retirement Party" w/ Monk, Monk & Kramer 
Small World Coffee     
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-4377 x2   
Sat. 8 p.m. Kyler St Phard
Sparky World Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Dance Parties w/ the Paula & Sam Livingston
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night w/ Kid Dalton
Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny Betz
Starbucks Coffee   (Trenton Community Store) 
102 South Warren Street Trenton  
(609) 393-0261  
Sat. 3 p.m. Open Mic   
Stone Terrace by John Henry's   
2275 Kuser Road Hamilton   
(609) 581-8855  
Sat. 7:30 p.m. "Comedy Night: Round 2" feat. Joe Bublewicz, Carie Karavas, Mike Spiers. $25-$60
1867 Sanctuary     
101 Scotch Road Ewing     
(609) 392-6409 
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night. (FREE admission)
Sat. (2 p.m.) Shane Baker, Ekatarina Popova and Joachim Abend. $20 (8 p.m) Andrew T. Milles and Evan Miklosey. $20
Sun. 2 p.m. Keith Franklin Jazz Group. $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. Drunken Clams
Sat. 9 p.m. Steve The Band
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. Bad Hombres
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton  
(609) 924-2310  
Sun.12 p.m. "Sunday Music Series" feat. Carmen Marranco
Tessara's 
812 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 584-1700
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts   
7 North Main Street Lambertville   
(215) 681-4660  
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Not Just Nyckleharpa Orchestra
The Cool Cricket     
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro     
(609) 291-9110     
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke     
Sat. 9 p.m. Black Brandt
The Cure Insurance Center     
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton     
(609) 656-3200     
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The Deck Restaurant and Bar @ the Bucks County Playhouse
70 South Main street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2121
Thurs. (2 p.m.) Sam Ryan (6 p.m.) Blend Band Duo 
Fri. (2 p.m.) Sam Ryan (7 p.m.) Flip Band
Sat. 2 p.m. Ed Wall 
The Dubliner   
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1816  
Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session"
The Five Four Bar & Grill   
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 547-5525   
Fri. 9 p.m. Buzzer Band      
The HOB Tavern     
146 Second Street Bordentown     
(609) 291-7020     
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment  
Sun. 1 p.m. Open Circle
Wed. 8 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. DJ Showcase w/ DJ Darius the 1st
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv    
Wed. 10 p.m. DJ Dujour 
The Pines Tavern     
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA     
(215) 788-1659     
Sat. 9 p.m. The E-Miners
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic
The Roost     
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge     
(609) 208-0050   
Fri. 8 p.m. Monthly 80's Party w/ 80's Undercover
Sun. 4 p.m. Dick Gratton
The Sticky Wicket     
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton     
(609) 439-0007     
Fri. 9 p.m. "Retro Fridays" Hosted by Vibe DJs feat. Guest DJs
The Sycamore Grill     
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA     
(215) 908-6326     
Thurs. 7 p.m. Acoustic Dead and Friends
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Idle Woodsman
Sun. 3 p.m. Dan Ward
The Union Firehouse  
18 Washington Street Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6491  
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (7 p.m.) "Jam Night" Hosted by Joe Vadala 
Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (8 p.m.) Christopher Willits
Sat. (2 p.m.)  (5 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ (7 p.m.) "Comedy Grind Live" w/ Music by DJ Lite Eyez and feat. TaTa Sharise,Hynni B, Sean Conner, Kellz Barksdale, Stevie Brown, Will Wright. $15-$20. (Evening being recorded for a live album)  
The Vibe Lounge at Mastoris
Route 130 and Route 206 Bordentown
(609) 298-4650
Thurs. 5 p.m. Free Buffet and Live Music w/ Dave Boucher
Fri. 6 p.m. Nothing 2 Prove
Sat. 6 p.m. Tony Malandro
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 526-8651    
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Thirsty Thursdays" (7 p.m.) Top 5 Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. "First Fridays" w/ Nathaniel Hintz
Tir Na Nog     
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton     
(609) 392-2554   
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Wiese
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" w/ Billy O'Neal
All Shows 21+    
Train Wreck Distillery
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly
(609) 288-6300
Sat. 7 p.m. Shelter In Place
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    
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" Hosted by Jay Kountree  
Mon. 9 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
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. Suburban Living (DJ Set). $5 (cover charge)  
Sat. 10 p.m. Siren Records DJ Night. $5 (cover charge)    
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage 
All shows 21+   
VFW Post 491  
9 Fisher Place Yardville  
(609) 585-9645  
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
All shows ages 21+  
West Windsor Arts Center
Nassau Park Boulevard Princeton
Sat. 7 p.m. Tom Tallitsch Quartet
Sun. 2 p.m. "Spring Open House" 
Wildflowers Inn     
2572 Pennington Road Pennington     
(609) 773-2392   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ernie White  
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock Night w/ 
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia    
Working Dog Winery     
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown     
(609) 371-6000 
Sat. 1 p.m. Vic Della Pello
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" 
Yankee Doodle Tap Room
10 Palmer Square Princeton
(609) 921-7500
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dueling Piano Night
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar   
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA   
(215) 493-3800   
Sat. 8 p.m. Tony Alosi


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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