"I've been very good; I'm incredibly busy and it doesn't get any less busy. I'm just putting the finishing touches to my autobiography which is already officially on sale before I've even finished it but it's really in the finishing touches so I'm trying to get this all sorted before I head into rehearsals for the forthcoming tour."
Regarded by many as one of the most influential guitarists of his time and beyond, Steve Hackett has never been one to rest on his laurels or anything else for that matter. This former member of Genesis is a tireless worker and this is once again evident as he gears up for what looks to be a jam-packed 2020.
The Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited 2020 Tour kicked off in February and March 7 finds it making the first of three stops here in the Garden State at The Bergen PAC followed by a pair of shows at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood on March 13 and 14.
Hackett has done these Genesis Revisited tour in the past but this time he's doing so with an emphasis on being a bit different and also by performing his personal favorite album from the Genesis catalog, "Selling England By The Pound."
When asked why this particular album stands out and does so enough to want to build an entire tour around it, he wasted no time in responding.
"It's from a time when we were struggling to get shows in The States," he said with reflection in his voice. "We'd just played New York and we were leaving to go straight to Los Angeles because that was the only place that would give us a date and that was in two weeks' time. So as we were leaving Peter Gabriel said to me, "I just heard John Lennon giving an interview to WNEW and he said that Genesis was one of the bands that he was listening to;" so in my book, for me, the whole albums based 70's Genesis is somehow John Lennon approved. I realize the band became something else later on, we had a hit single off "Selling England" and then it was years before the band had another hit so that was a bit of a one off. What I love is the breadth of the album and the stories, obviously its Englishness but the opening track "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" if there ever was a favorite Genesis track of mine that would have to be it because it goes through so many changes. It really lives up to the term progressive music because it doesn't sit still from the word go, it's like a time lapse film going from the past right through to the present day and it's ever more relevant with all of the issues that are raised in it; the word play, the musical references are so wide. It's a great tune, it shouldn't really work because its got so many influences but for me it does."
"Well, I also wanted to do a grand slam show and I thought that if I did two favorite albums and did them in their entirety; I chose "Selling England By The Pound" because it was my favorite Genesis album, "Spectral Mornings" because it was its fortieth anniversary last year and we ended up doing most of that but of course, "At The Edge of Light" my most recent studio album took off in the charts in 12 different countries so it was an embarrassment of riches in a way and I felt that I had to honor that and address that. So this year it's the fortieth anniversary of "Defector" so I'm doing a few things from that as well; last year we were doing "Dance on a Volcano" and "Los Endos" so we thought this year that we'd change it because we're going back to some of the same places. So we switched it to doing "Musical Box" and "Watcher of the Skies" from the Genesis era but there's plenty of time for my solo stuff as well believe me. We do a long comprehensive three hour show; you can't do everything because there isn't enough time to do everything all at once. There has been a lot of albums from Genesis, a lot of albums on my own, lots of different styles but this is a cross section of stuff."
Upon looking back, Hackett couldn't help but chuckle a bit about Genesis's early struggles for commercial acceptance but as always, hard work and perseverance helped win over what would become a loyal fan base; oh yeah and they received a little help from a popular television show along the way.
"That's funny how that works isn't it? I think a lot of that Genesis stuff wasn't always a case of instant conversion for people; it took a long time before we were really taken into America's Heartland. We were able to tour in certain areas, we weren't able to tour the south for a very long time until we did The Mike Douglas Show and the effect of that nationwide family show suddenly brought changes. We were suddenly able to play Showco's home town; they were the outfit that provided our lights and our sound and they were based in Dallas, we just weren't able to do it prior. It was a very different kind of homegrown music that was coming out of that area and here we were this typically British band that had unfathomable lyrics and a far cry from down home rock 'n' roll. Thankfully the walls came down but it was a result of a lot of touring. I'm always grateful for those breaks and without that; would it have taken off for us? I think no, we might have stayed at college radio level or clubs perhaps."
So does life on the road ever get old or tedious for him and the band? Does he ever find it a challenge to breathe fresh life into old material? How does this quintessential prog-rock deal with the daily grind of being a touring musician? Hackett replied with conviction and also with some advice for aspiring artists.
"Well, we are taking back the "Selling England" show, it's our second crack at it in some of the same territories but on this tour we are covering some places that we haven't done before; parts of Canada that are, let's just say, less well known. I'm looking forward to doing those, everywhere is interesting to me, everywhere we tour. I like being on the road, I like the challenge of it; it's not relaxing getting on stage but it's enlivening. You know that you've got to be on your mental game, you know that you're gonna wrestle with the same things every night but it's worth it when it comes off. It's its own currency whether you make money at it or not; it might feed you and put food on the table but if it doesn't do that it is still food for the soul and if you don't make a living at it, chances are you haven't bartered the muse. You know, that very thing that engaged you in the first place and nobody knows when they're going to get their big break that's going to make it the mainstreaming of what was once a hobby; it's almost imperceptible when it happens and I always say never give up because it might just be around the corner; that big break that you've been looking for."
Once the North American portion of the tour is done he has no plans of slowing down; as was mentioned earlier he has a full schedule lying in wait.
"I've got a busy year, we do Cruise to The Edge again out of Florida. I'm taking my mother on that one, she hits the big 9-0, she's going to be the most experienced person on that boat," he said with a laugh."We go to Australia, New Zealand, Japan this year and I've got a European and UK tour later in the year with a change of set; it's a busy old time. I'm still putting the finishing touches on the autobiography as I said earlier for which I'm eternally grateful because I've got holes in my fingers where the pen was (laughs)."
After a one night engagement in Englewood at the Bergen PAC, the band heads to one of their favorite "Haunts;" the Scottish Rite Auditorium in South Jersey. Just what is so special about this old building?
"We always love playing there, there's something about the atmosphere of the place; some say it's haunted and some of the guys in the band have had rather extraordinary experiences there but I always think that the place acts like an amplifier. There's some places that have acoustics that act like an amplifier so whatever you're doing that's amplified the hall gives it back in droves. So when you hit those bass pedals and the building starts shaking, yeah you're never going to be quiet at The Scottish Rite; it's a very powerful gig. We always see a lot of friends there and we're looking forward to it tremendously."
To discover more about Steve Hackett, the current tour or purchase tickets; please visit www.hackettsongs.com.
That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!
Amalfi's Kitchen & Bar
146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Road Lawrenceville
Sat. 9 p.m. Darkwater
19 Everett Alley Trenton
Sat. 12 p.m. "Art Making Day"
Bailey's Bar & Grille
6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA
Sat. 7 p.m. Soul Custody
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night"
Blend Bar & Bistro
911 Highway 33 Hamilton
Sat. 9 p.m. "Back In The day" Dance Party w/ DJ John Rossi
11 Amboy Road Bordentown
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke
1600 River Road New Hope, PA
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Andrea Carlson Trio
Fri. (5 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales 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. Ryan Mayersky
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room
19 E. Union Street Burlington
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "First Friday" w/ Cara Cartney
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Kinky Quizzo
Tues. 7:30 p.m. "Local Music Forum #1" Hosted by Jay Grosse & Mike Lock w/ Mike Estabrook
Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic w/ Dana Collins
All Shows 21+
143 East State Street (Suite 4) Trenton
Sat. 11 a.m. "Collective Expeditions Exhibit" (5 p.m.) "Drink & Draw"
24 Passaic Street Trenton
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)
931 Chambers street Trenton
Sat. 8 p.m. World Sucks (EP Release Party), Jaws, Dab Nebula, Wade Wilson. Ages 21+, $8
Mon. 8 p.m. "Art Chill Night"
Tuesday 8 p.m. "Jam Night" Hosted by Nikki & Caleb
Wed. 9 p.m. Comedy Open Mic. Ages 21+
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
Sat. 9:30 p.m. ArHouse
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. The Paul Nelson Band (Rebroadcast from 2/22/20)
540 East State Street Trenton
Sun. 3 p.m. 20/30 Somethings Second Sunday Brunch. $10
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Bridge Beat Duo
411 Hobart Avenue Hamilton
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Karaoke at The Cook" Hosted by Superstar Entertainment
Sat. 9 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (9 p.m.) "Late Night Thirsty Thursdays" Ages 21+
Fri. (4 p.m.) Sunset Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Unleashed
Sat. 8 p.m. "Social Saturdays" feat. Small Potatoes / Close But Free Cigars
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+
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
Fri. 7 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Dog & Bull Brew House
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.
Sat. 11 a.m. "Saturday Brunch"
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch"
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville
Sun. 5:30 p.m. Open Mic and Karaoke
German American Society
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton
Sun. 12 p.m. German American Supper. $20
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Musical Chair" (Rotating Live Music)
Sat. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Sam Ryan
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Dwayne Dunlevy
Grover's Mill Coffee House
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction
Thurs. 6:30 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
Thurs. 6 p.m.
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Ess Gees Duo
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. Country Night. $5
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
Fri. (8 p.m.) "St Baldricks Cancer Fundraisering Head Shaving Event w/ Bigg Romeo. (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Shot of Southern. $8 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 5 p.m. Soul Cruisers. Doors open at 3 p.m., $20
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. Corey & Kara
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Different Decade Dance Party: Disco." $15
Fri. 8 p.m. Adam Ezra Group. $21.50, $23.50
Sat. 11 a.m. / 1 p.m. "Born to Learn: The Montessori Story" w/ Alex Mitnik. $15
Sun. 7 p.m. "In Search of Chopin." $15
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sat. 2 p.m. Shenanigans.
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn
15 East Broad Street Hopewell
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Jazz On Broad" Hosted by Phil Orr feat. Michelle Lordi w/ Nick Millevoi and Mathew Parrish. $15 (Ages 22 and under $5)
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington
Thurs. 6 p.m. John & Carm
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Just Us
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. 3 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Matt Robinson
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) Union
Sat. 9:30 p.m. SamStorm
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
Fri. (8 p.m.) Acoustic Music (9:30 p.m.) DJ Entertainment
Sat. (7 p.m.) Acoustic Music (9:30 p.m.) Low Totem
Sun. 3 p.m. "Acoustic Sunday" feat. Se7en Band
Wed. 8:30 p.m. Trivia
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus
Fri. 7 p.m. Jon Savage Duo
Sat. 1 p.m. John & Carm
Sun. 1 p.m. Bob & Dave
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ed Wilson
Fri. 7 p.m. Don The Medicine Man
Sat. 7 p.m. Gregg Parker
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. Mark Sacco, Greg Bascik and Big D
Sat. 9 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd
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
Fri. 9 p.m. Red Rover Revue "Nerd Nite Edition" Hosted by D20 Burlesque. $10
Sat. 8 p.m. "A Benefit for Joe Rose" Hosted by Jonah Lloyd, Tim Nayfield, August Forming, Lauren Williams and feat. Bill and Fred's Excellent Adventure, Jonah and Friends w/ Sarah Essie Riddle / Calla Bere and The Attitude, The Mixxtape.
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic
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"
Sat.10 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Sun. 3 p.m. "St. Patrick's Day Kick-off Party Fundraiser"
Tues. 7 p.m. "Jameson Tasting" w/ Special Guests
85 Archertown Road New Egypt
Thurs. 7 p.m. An Evening of Music w/ The Manasquan Music and Dance Academy
Fri. 7 p.m. "Battle of The Decades" Dance Party.
Sat. 12 p.m. "Shamrock Festival" (4:30 p.m.) The Successful Failures
Sun. 12 p.m. "Shamrock Festival"
9 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Fri. 7 p.m. Paul Elwood
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Bonnie Boland
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Zeke Stambovsky
572 Klockner Road Hamilton
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Marcellos Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
Sun. 11:30 a.m. "Blues Brunch"
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence
Fri. 9:30 p.m. "Flawless Friday"
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
Thurs. 10 p.m. "Beer Pong Night"
Sat. 9 p.m. Michael Graves (Acoustic) w/ Johnny Ott, Riverside Odds, Trouser. Ages 21+, Doors open at 7 p.m., $15 (advance)
300 S. Broad Street Trenton
Fri. 9 p.m. Public Serpents, Seeing Snakes, Honah Lee, SophistipunX. Ages 21=, $10
Sat. 8 p.m. Solar Circuit, The Business, FUNGKSHUI. Ages 21+, $10 (advance)
Tues. (9 p.m.) Millhill Experiment
New Hope Winery
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. A Tribute to Van Morrison w/ "Into The Mystic." Doors open at 7 p.m., $35. (SOLD OUT please check venue for ticket availability)
Sat. 8 p.m. Chely Wright. Doors open at 7 p.m., $35
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Movie Night: "Captain America: Civil War"
Fri. 7 p.m. E-Miners
2043 Route 130 South Florence
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square
Thurs. (7 p.m.) "Rock On Radio Happy Hour" Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Chin & Blum. (9:30 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Fri. 9 p.m. Blind Lemmon Pie
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
O'Connors American Bar & Grille
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton
Sat. 3 p.m. "St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party" w/ The Kennedys
Wed. 6 p.m. "Guinness Glass Giveaway"
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Gypsy Mother
Sat. 9 p.m. Tom TV
Palermo's Of Hamilton
310 Klockner Road Hamilton
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
All shows 21 +
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)
1339 River Road Titusville
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sat. 7 p.m. MLC Band
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Bill Shannon
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial
1 Memorial Drive Trenton
Sat. 9 a.m. "American Dance Championships"
Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Polish Nannies
Pj's Pancake House & Tavern
19 Main Street Robbinsville
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Princeton Elks Lodge #2129
354 Route 518 Blawenburg
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Country Dance Night
802 River Road Ewing
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Keep The Change
Fri. 9 p.m. Rachel & Ty
Sat. 9 p.m. Danny Lynch Project
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
794 Alexander Road Princeton
Sat. 3 p.m. "Celebrate Yourself-You are a Star" w/ Sur Aur Taal
Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 8 p.m. Chris Harford and The Band of Changes
Sparky World Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Dance Parties w/ the Paula & Sam Livingston
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Never Enough
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night w/ Kid Dalton
Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny Betz
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
Sat. 12 p.m. "Parade Day: Bands, Beers and Blend"
Starbucks Coffee (Trenton Community Store)
102 South Warren Street Trenton
Sat. 3 p.m. Open Mic
101 Scotch Road Ewing
Fri. 8 p.m. Marc Berger. $20
Sat. (3 p.m.) Domra and Mandolin Alexandrov-Skliar Duo. $20 (8 p.m) Gene Bertoncini and Josh Marcum. $20
Sun. 3 p.m. "If These Stones Could Talk" an Author Talk/Fundraiser presented by the Ewing Township Preservation Society w/ Beverly Mills and Elaine Bock. $15
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown
Fri. 10 p.m. Ernie & Lisa
Sat. 10 p.m. Psycho Misfits
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main Street Hightstown
Fri. 9 p.m. Suspended Justice
Sat. 9 p.m. Black Rose
5 South State Street Newtown, PA
Thurs. 7 p.m. Blues Open Mic Hosted by Steve Guyger
Sat. 7 p.m. AudioPilot
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
Sun.12 p.m. "Sunday Music Series" feat. Jerry Monk
812 Route 33 Hamilton
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Not Just Nyckleharpa Orchestra
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. The Suspects
The Cure Insurance Center
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
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The Deck Restaurant and Bar @ the Bucks County Playhouse
70 South Main street New Hope, PA
Thurs. (2 p.m.) Sam Ryan (7 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk
Fri. (2 p.m.) Sam Ryan (7 p.m.) Flip Band
Sat. (2 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (7 p.m.)
Sun. (2 p.m.) Sam Ryan (7 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk
Tues. 7 p.m. Aidan Holtz
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bob Egan
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
Fri. 7 p.m. Ray Coleman
Sat. 7 p.m. Na Bodach
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
Fri. 9 p.m. Scatter Shot
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Big Whiskey
The HOB Tavern
146 Second Street Bordentown
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
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Darius the 1st
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
The Pines Tavern
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA
Sun. 3 p.m. Soul Custody Trio
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
Sun. 4 p.m. Dick Gratton
The Sticky Wicket
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
Fri. 9 p.m. "Retro Fridays" Hosted by Vibe DJs feat. Guest DJs
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
Thurs. 7 p.m. Bob Rotondo
Fri. 8 p.m. Stage Left
Sat. 8 p.m. Mid Life Crisis
Sun. 3 p.m. Steve Tesluk
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (7 p.m.) "Open Jam" Hosted by Brian Corry
Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (8 p.m.) Don't Call Me Francis. $10
Sat. "St. Patrick's Day Parade" (11 a.m.) The Williamsboy (1 p.m.) Bruce Springsteen Tribute w/ "Bobby Jean" (4 p.m.) Ethan & Jeremy's "Students Rock Recital" (5 p.m.) Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Diarmuid MacSuibhne
The Vibe Lounge at Mastoris
Route 130 and Route 206 Bordentown
Thurs. 5 p.m. Free Buffet and Live Music w/ Dave Boucher
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Thirsty Thursdays"
Fri. 7 p.m. "First Fridays" w/ The Williamsboy
Sat. 7 p.m. Jim Gavin
Sun. 1 p.m. 2nd Sunday Jam Session
Tir Na Nog
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton
Fri. 9 p.m. Billy O'Neal
Sat. (12 p.m.) "Kick-off to St. Patrick's day Season" / Diarmuid MacSuibhne (9 p.m.)Billy Walsh & Kevin McCloskey
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Monk & Monk
All Shows 21+
Train Wreck Distillery
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly
Sat. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction
702 Pine Street Trenton
Fri. 8 p.m. Live Band & Open Mic.
Sat. 10 p.m. "Buzzed Saturdays" w/ Bockman
449 South Broad Street Trenton
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" Hosted by Jay Kountree
Fri. 7 p.m. "First Friday"
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.
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 10 p.m. Pearl Jam Tribute w/ "The Ledbetters." $5 (cover charge)
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage
All shows 21+
VFW Post 491
9 Fisher Place Yardville
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
All shows ages 21+
2572 Pennington Road Pennington
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock Night
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
Sat. 1 p.m. Spoondrift
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Yankee Doodle Tap Room
10 Palmer Square Princeton
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dueling Piano Night
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.