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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/5/20


originally published: 03/05/2020

Rock On! This Week

"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."



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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! 



This week's event listings


Amalfi's Kitchen & Bar   
146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Road Lawrenceville   
(609) 912-1599   
Sat. 9 p.m. Darkwater
Artworks Trenton   
19 Everett Alley Trenton   
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 12 p.m. "Art Making Day"
Bailey's Bar & Grille   
6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 946-7992   
Sat. 7 p.m. Soul Custody      
Bill's Olde Tavern     
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton     
(609) 586-0192     
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night"
Ages 21+    
Blend Bar & Bistro     
911 Highway 33 Hamilton     
(609) 245-8887   
Sat. 9 p.m. "Back In The day" Dance Party w/ DJ John Rossi
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. 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     
(609) 733-3562  
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics 
Broken Goblet Brewing   
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA   
(267) 812-5653   
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+   
BSB Gallery   
143 East State Street (Suite 4) Trenton   
(609) 599-3268   
Sat. 11 a.m. "Collective Expeditions Exhibit" (5 p.m.) "Drink & Draw"
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  
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     
(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   
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      
COARadio.com     
125 South Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 241-7103
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. The Paul Nelson Band (Rebroadcast from 2/22/20)
Conservatory Mansion
540 East State Street Trenton 
(609) 858-2279
Sun. 3 p.m. 20/30 Somethings Second Sunday Brunch. $10
Continental Tavern   
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA 
(215) 493-9191   
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Bridge Beat Duo
Cook A.A.  
411 Hobart Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 586-5117 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Karaoke at The Cook" Hosted by Superstar Entertainment 
Sat. 9 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys 
Cooper's Riverview 
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton 
(609) 393-7300
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+
Dacey's Pub 
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA 
(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     
Sat.  11 a.m. "Saturday Brunch" 
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" 
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  
Sun. 12 p.m. German American Supper. $20
Greenhouse  
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1657  
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     
(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. John & Carm
Hamilton Tap & Grill  
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton  
(609) 905-0925  
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.     
(215) 862-9897    
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
Hopewell Theater      
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell     
(609) 466-1964    
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   
(609) 466-0471   
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Sat. 2 p.m. Shenanigans. 
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn     
15 East Broad Street Hopewell     
(609) 466-9889  
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     
(609) 737-4465     
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     
(267) 914-4517     
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 
(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.) 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     
(732) 306-9111  
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 
(732) 306-9111
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ed Wilson 
Fri. 7 p.m. Don The Medicine Man
Sat. 7 p.m. Gregg Parker
Ivy Tavern     
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton     
(609) 888-1435     
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+     
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    
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    
(609) 586-1166    
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
Laurita Winery     
85 Archertown Road New Egypt     
(609) 752-0200   
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"
Logan Inn 
   
9 South Main Street New Hope, PA     
(215) 862-2300   
Fri. 7 p.m. Paul Elwood
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Bonnie Boland
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Zeke Stambovsky
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. Michael Graves (Acoustic) w/ Johnny Ott, Riverside Odds, Trouser. Ages 21+, Doors open at 7 p.m., $15 (advance)
Millhill Basement     
300 S. Broad Street Trenton     
(609) 989-1600     
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   
(215) 794-2331   
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
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Movie Night: "Captain America: Civil War"
Fri. 7 p.m. E-Miners
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. (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
Ages 21+     
O'Connors American Bar & Grille   
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton   
(609) 261-1555  
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     
(609) 291-9232    
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     
(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
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
(609) 984-8400
Sat. 9 a.m. "American Dance Championships"       
Pete's Steak House     
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton     
(609) 585-8008     
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Polish Nannies
Pj's Pancake House & Tavern
19 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Princeton Elks Lodge #2129 
354 Route 518 Blawenburg
(609) 466-4945
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Country Dance Night
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
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   
(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
Salon 33
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
(215) 943-2321
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
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Sat. 12 p.m. "Parade Day: Bands, Beers and Blend"
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 
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
Tara's Tavern    
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown     
(609) 286-2300     
Fri. 10 p.m. Ernie & Lisa
Sat. 10 p.m. Psycho Misfits
Tavern On The Lake      
101 Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 426-9345     
Fri. 9 p.m. Suspended Justice
Sat. 9 p.m. Black Rose
Temperance House     
5 South State Street Newtown, PA     
(215) 944-8050     
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
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton  
(609) 924-2310  
Sun.12 p.m. "Sunday Music Series" feat. Jerry Monk
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. The Suspects
The Cure Insurance Center     
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton     
(609) 656-3200     
Check website for upcoming events     
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 (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
The Dubliner   
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1816  
Fri. 7 p.m. Ray Coleman
Sat. 7 p.m. Na Bodach
The Five Four Bar & Grill   
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 547-5525   
Fri. 9 p.m. Scatter Shot
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Big Whiskey
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 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     
(215) 788-1659    
Sun. 3 p.m. Soul Custody Trio
The Roost     
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge     
(609) 208-0050   
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. 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  
(609) 288-6491  
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
(609) 298-4650
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   
(609) 526-8651    
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     
(609) 392-2554   
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
(609) 288-6300
Sat. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction
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  
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.     
(215) 862-8300     
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  
(609) 585-9645    
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
All shows ages 21+  
Wildflowers Inn     
2572 Pennington Road Pennington     
(609) 773-2392   
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock Night
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia    
Working Dog Winery     
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown     
(609) 371-6000   
Sat. 1 p.m. Spoondrift
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


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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