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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/12/20


originally published: 03/12/2020

Rock On! This Week

"Well I plan to continue recording gospel music. I think this is like the beginning of a new era for me and I think it's getting off to a good start so my purpose is to do another gospel album this year and see where it takes me," so says legendary songstress Gloria Gaynor as she discussed her revitalized career. 

Simply put, Gaynor is a hot commodity with a full schedule of appearances both on stage and off, another Grammy Award to her credit and her sights set firmly on the future but then again things weren't always as easy for this Newark, NJ born entertainer. When asked, she readily embraces the "Roller coaster" that has at times been her career.

"I was "Discovered" at a night club in New York; The Wagon Wheel on 45th Street in 1969," she recounted as if it was yesterday. "I was taken by a producer from Columbia Records who was told to come and hear me sing and he came and he took me to Clive Davis and Clive Davis signed me to Columbia Records and he had these two brothers, Melvin and Mervin Steel write my first recording, "Honey Bee" but then Clive Davis left Columbia Records and I was signed to the company and not to him. So I was just kind of hanging out there because nobody was interested in somebody who was just left there by someone who had gone; so nothing was happening with my career. Then Bruce Greenberg from MGM Records heard "Honey Bee" and decided that he wanted me on his label so he bought my contract and signed me there and they continued with the disco music and wanted to know what I wanted to record; I wanted to record ballads but they were looking to do an album and they were looking for a title song for the album. So I asked them to come down and hear me perform because we were doing a version of "Never Can Say Goodbye," my band had rearranged "Never Can Say Goodbye" and I was getting such a great response to it that I thought that should be the next single and the title song for the album; they came down, they listened and they agreed and the rest is history."  

As "History" is apt to do it at times repeats itself and with the success of "I Will Survive" which to this day is still the only disco song to ever win a Grammy Award; Gaynor found herself in a familiar situation. However with a new album and a return to the spotlight here in the U.S. she's feeling very "Blessed."



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"Yeah, it's great. I love traveling, I've been to over 90 countries and I'm just kind of ready to do more here. I have always wanted to do more here but my ex-manager kind of killed my career here. When the disco problem started, he started sending me to other countries which I was pleased to go and do but I didn't expect to stay there and to always be performing in foreign countries; so my career died here. We never had another hit here, I had some minor hits but nothing that did anything for my career especially because he was keeping me performing in foreign countries but "Now I'm back from outer space!" (laughs)

So; what about the new album? 

"Oh my yes, "Testimony" is the gospel album that I released last year and it won a Grammy but the process was incredible. It was about three years in the making and the way we found the producer; my manager went on line and looked him up because he had done several recordings with an artist that I really enjoy. So she got in touch with him and asked him if he'd like to record me and he was very pleased to accept and we got together and then he pulled together an awesome team of musicians and producer/engineer and then an awesome group of singers with fantastic talents. My manager Stephanie Gold got Yolanda Adams and we came together and did the recordings and we were very excited and pleased with it but none of the record companies wanted me; Gloria Gaynor disco artist. So A friend of mine in Nashville suggested that we get together and pray about it. So we had seven people praying from several different states around the country praying about it and we had a little prayer meeting; not long after that we were about to sign with a company for a distribution deal which we didn't really want to do because none of us on my team really knew how to make a record happen but we were gonna try because we recorded it and we loved it so we were going to try and just before we were going to sign with that company, our publishing company said, "Please don't sign with them; I think we have somebody" and that turned out to be the Gaither organization and we ended up signing with them and it just kind of blew up from there." 

"I recorded it in Nashville with my producer in Studio B at ABC Studios, a very famous studio that so many great artists have recorded in before so we were very happy to record there and we did it analog. Several of the songs were done with all of the musicians in the studio together like we did back in the day. Whenever somebody asks me what I think is the biggest difference between the music of today and the music when I started is that for me; it's that spontaneous creativity that can only happen between live musicians working together and inspiring one another and I was so pleased that Chris Stevens wanted to do it that way so that I could give that back to my audience with this music that they had written me saying that it inspires, uplifts and empowers them." 

It has been said to never underestimate the power of prayer but gospel music is a far cry from disco and given her roots of R & B and a "Variety" of other influences; why go in this direction? 

"I listened to a variety of music, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Lynne, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand, Theo Laine; Nancy Wilson was one of my favorites, so yeah I listened to a variety of music and I still do"

"Gospel music is something that I've wanted to do for years and I was trying to do it but the management that I had before didn't really want me to do it and kind of kept stalling me; yeah, yeah, yeah let's do that, that's a good idea, let's do that, OK, OK. So I'd say; so when are we gonna do it? Oh yeah right, we've got to do that and it just never happened."

Two Grammy Awards forty years apart, artists such as Kacey Musgraves performing her new single "Back On Top" as well as "I Will Survive" and multiple others clamoring for her attention; how does Gaynor feel knowing that "I Will Survive" has stood the test of time and, oh yeah, is an anthem of sorts especially for women the world over? 

"It feels really great; somebody and I don't know who it was said, "People might not remember what you say but they'll remember how you made them feel" and the song makes them feel powerful and empowered and liberated and that's wonderful for me. I really love that I've been able to do that and still doing that with the same song after all these years; a whole new generation is listening to it and claiming it and it feels wonderful to have that song. It's like the Phillips family heirloom, they keep passing it on down. (laughs)" 

To discover more about Gloria Gaynor please visit www.gloriagaynor.com

That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON! 



This week's event listings


Arts Council of Princeton     
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-8777   
Sat. 12 p.m. "Art Making Day" (12:30 p.m.) Opening Reception of YAM" (6 p.m.) Opening Reception "Teacher Exhibition"  
Artworks Trenton   
19 Everett Alley Trenton   
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 12 p.m. "Art Making Day" (12:30 p.m.) Opening Reception of YAM" (6 p.m.) Opening Reception "Teacher Exhibition"      
Bill's Olde Tavern     
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton     
(609) 586-0192     
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night"
Sat. 2 p.m. "St. Paddy's Day Parade Party" w/ the Polish Nannies
Ages 21+    
Blend Bar & Bistro     
911 Highway 33 Hamilton     
(609) 245-8887   
Sat. 1 p.m. "St. Patrick's Day Party"
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. Glenn McClelland Trio
Fri. (5 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan  
Sat. 7 p.m. Patrick & Debra
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. Soul Custody
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room     
19 E. Union Street Burlington     
(609) 733-3562  
Sat. 8 p.m. Soul Joel Presents: "Comedy Night" 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics 
Broken Goblet Brewing   
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA   
(267) 812-5653   
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. (5 p.m.)  (8:30 p.m.) "First Friday" w/ Cara Cartney
Sat. (12 p.m.) 7 p.m. Pantera Tribute w/ "Penntera/. Ages 21+, $5 (8:30 p.m.) Kinky Quizzo
Sun. 12 p.m. "Irish Celebration" feat. The Jolly Tinkers w/ Cara Cartney
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo from the Darkside
All Shows 21+   
BSB Gallery   
143 East State Street (Suite 4) Trenton   
(609) 599-3268    
Sat. 11 a.m. "Collective Expeditions Exhibit" 
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  
Fri. 6 p.m. Swashbuckle, We...Our war, Vivisect, Anticosom, Corvid Corpus, Exovoid. Allages, $15
Sat. 9 p.m. "Barz All Night" Monthly Hip-Hop Showcase. Ages 21+, $10
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. Tour de Force
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. Dan Leyes w/ calls from Dean Friedman  and Alisa Farina Maynard
Continental Tavern   
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA 
(215) 493-9191   
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "St Patrick's 2020"
Cook A.A.  
411 Hobart Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 586-5117 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Karaoke at The Cook" Hosted by Superstar Entertainment 
Fri. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton & Kim Rogers
Cooper's Riverview 
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton 
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (6 p.m.)  (9 p.m.) "Late Night Thirsty Thursdays"  Pre-Spring Break & St Paddy's Day Party w/DJ Entertainment. Ages 21+
Fri. (4 p.m.) Sunset Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) JB Kline
Sat. 8 p.m. "Social Saturdays" feat. The Dadz
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" 
Dubai Restaurant & Bar-Anchor Lounge 
3950, 931 New York Avenue Trenton 
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Ladies Night" Hosted by Ambur James feat. Multiple Comics
Frans Pub   
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-5539   
Fri. 8 p.m. "Dori Sabella Goodbye Jam" w/ The Kim Yarson Band. 
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville
(609) 426-9203
Sun. 5:30 p.m. Open Mic and Karaoke
Greenhouse  
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1657  
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Musical Chair" (Rotating Live Music) 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Sam Ryan
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Dwayne Dunlevy
Hamilton Tap & Grill  
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton  
(609) 905-0925  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke                                                                                        
Tues. 11:30 a.m. "St. Patrick's day Celebration" (3:30 p.m.) Bag Pipers
Wed. 7 p.m. Country Night. $5
Havana New Hope 
   
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.     
(215) 862-9897    
Fri. (8 p.m.) Bon Jovi Tribute w/ "Slippery When Wet." $20 (SOLD OUT check for ticket availability) (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Buzzer Band. $8 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 4 p.m. "OUT LBGTQ + Tea-Dance Party "Get Lucky"
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" (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. Anker / Not For Coltrane
Hopewell Theater      
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell     
(609) 466-1964  
Fri. 8 p.m. Ellis Paul. $23.50, $25.50
Sat. 8 p.m. Jeffrey Gaines. $26, $28
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Karan Casey. $35.50 
Hopewell United Methodist Church   
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell   
(609) 466-0471   
Sun. 2 p.m. Kids and Teens Open Mic
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn     
15 East Broad Street Hopewell     
(609) 466-9889  
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Jazz On Broad" Hosted by Phil Orr feat. Audrey Welber Trio. $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. Victor Tarassov
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Rick Winow
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. The Lifters
Sun. 3 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Tom McMillan
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill     
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA     
(267) 914-4517     
Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Casey Welborn 
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam      
Irish Rover Station House  
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412
Fri. (8:30 p.m.) Acoustic Music/Guinness Pint Glass Engraving (9:30 p.m.) DJ Entertainment  
Sat. (7 p.m.) Acoustic Music (9:30 p.m.) Clancy's Pistol
Sun. 3 p.m. "Acoustic Sunday" feat. Nikki Davis
Tues. St. Patrick's Day Celebration" (12 p.m.) Clancy's Pistol (4:45 p.m.) Irish Dancers (6 p.m.) DJ N-Do 
Wed. 8:30 p.m. Trivia 
Iron Plow Vineyards     
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus     
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 7 p.m. AudioPilot
Sat. 2 p.m. Ed Wilson & Carol Brooks
Sun. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 7 p.m. Melissa Wegfarht
Sat. 7 p.m. Spoondrift
Ivy Tavern     
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton     
(609) 888-1435     
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke     
Fri. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
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. The Royal Noise
Fri. 9 p.m. Honah Lee, Bridge Beat Duo, Alright Junior
Sat. (3 p.m.) Perpendicular Universe (9 p.m.) Plibmen, Mikrocosmos, TC Cole Riot
Sun. (3 p.m.) Ellie Spy (9 p.m.) Sarah Gross
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic
Tues. 8 p.m. Keith Kenny
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational     
All shows 21+    
Killarney's Publick House     
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton    
(609) 586-1166    
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out" 
Fri. 5 p.m. "Ryan;s Cup Pre-Game Party 
Sat. 2 p.m. Parade Day After Party w/ The Successful Failures  
Tues. 12 p.m. "St Patrick's Day" w/ The Successful Failures
Lambertville Elks Lodge #1070
66 Wilson Street Lambertville
(609) 397-4210
Sat. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night
Laurita Winery     
85 Archertown Road New Egypt     
(609) 752-0200   
Sat. "St. Patrick's Day Festival" feat. (12 p.m.) Bog Boys (4:30 p.m.) Six Mile Cross
Sun. "St. Patrick's Day Festival" feat. (12:30 p.m.) Ballyhaunis
Wed. 6 p.m. Wine & "Grill" Cheese Party
Logan Inn 
   
9 South Main Street New Hope, PA     
(215) 862-2300   
Fri. 7 p.m. Ian lander
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Zeke Sky Duo
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. David Dales Trio
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"
Fri. 9 p.m. Fish Out of Water
Sat. 9 p.m. All Lit Up
Tues. 10 a.m. "St Patrick's Day Celebration" (3 p.m.) Cara Cartney (7 p.m.) Irish Dancers (9 p.m.) Jukebox Graveyard / The Fredz
Millhill Basement     
300 S. Broad Street Trenton     
(609) 989-1600     
Thurs. 6 p.m. Pissed, 430 Setps, I'm Done. Ages 21+, $6
Fri. 10 p.m. Crack Acid Hero, Pretty Goats. Ages 21+
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Embludgeonment, Bahyt Lahm, GROSS, Chained to the Dead. Ages 21+, $8
Tues. 8:30 p.m. Millhill Experiment "EDM Night" feat. Clin, Shanti Enki, Jizzy Fra, Indo Beats. Ages 21+, $10
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Super Smash Bros. Taproom Tournament 
Fri. 7 p.m. Charity Movie Night: Stripes
New Hope Winery    
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA   
(215) 794-2331   
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Bucks Fever" Talent Show. Doors open at 6 p.m., $12-$60 (VIP available)
Fri. 8 p.m. Tom Petty Tribute w/ "The Pettybreakers." Doors open at 7 p.m., $30 (SOLD OUT check for availability) 
Sat. 8 p.m. Toby Lightman. Doors open at 7 p.m., $20
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Movie Night: 
Fri. 6 p.m. Irish Dave Bywater
Sat. 7 p.m. Renegade
Sun. 3 p.m. Movie Night: "Thor-Ragnarok"
Nook's PourHouse     
2043 Route 130 South Florence     
(609) 447-0927  
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics      
Nottingham Tavern     
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square     
(609) 587-6623     
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Fri. 9 p.m. Cover Up
Sat. 8 a.m. Hamilton St Patrick's Day Parade (11 a.m.) Seamus Kelleher (3 p.m.) Radio Fiction (9 p.m.) 80's Undercover
Ages 21+     
O'Connors American Bar & Grille   
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton   
(609) 261-1555  
Tues. 11 a.m. "St Patrick's Day Party" (5 p.m.) Live Music w/ (TBA)
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. Radio Fiction
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
Fri. 9 p.m. Acoustic DuoVer
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Bill Shannon
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"   
Pj's Pancake House & Tavern
19 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Sat. 8 p.m. Ernie White & Tom Reock
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
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium) 
Nassau Street Princeton 
Sat. 11 a.m. Family Concert "Orli Shaham's Bach Yard" w/ Ensemble Connection. $10 (adults / $5 kids) 
Sun. 4 p.m. Princeton Pro Musica "Annelikes" A Tribute to Anne Frank.$25-$60
Randy Now's Man Cave 
  
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 424-3766   
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. The Split Squad. 
Fri. 7 p.m./9 p.m. John Eddie. (Both shows are SOLD OUT. Check for ticket availability)
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Thurs. 8 p.m. John Rodden
Fri. 9 p.m. After Dark
Sat. 9 p.m. Nicole Sbaffoni
Sun. 5 p.m. Tymes 2
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Classical Harpsichord Recital w/ Ben Berman. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 7 p.m. Wesley Amorim
Sun. 6 p.m. A tribute to Tony Bennett w/ Jonathan Mousset
Small World Coffee     
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-4377 x2   
Fri. 8 p.m. Damsel & AM-JT
Sat. 8 p.m. The Paris Trio
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
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Fri. 6 p.m. Dave Murray
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  
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Annual Dinner Dance"
1867 Sanctuary     
101 Scotch Road Ewing     
(609) 392-6409  
Sat. 8 p.m Jack Furlong Quartet. $20
Sun. 2 p.m. Classical Pianist Paul Verona. $20
Wed. 6 p.m. TAACC Poetry Cafe. (FREE admission)
Tara's Tavern    
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown     
(609) 286-2300     
Fri. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 10 p.m. Bent Mushroom
Tavern On The Lake      
101 Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 426-9345     
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Tues. 4 p.m. "St Patrick's Day Party" (4 p.m.) Bagpipers (7 p.m.) DJ Entertainment
Temperance House     
5 South State Street Newtown, PA     
(215) 944-8050     
Thurs. 7 p.m. Blues Open Mic Hosted by Steve Guyger     
Sat. 9:30 a.m. "A Love for Life Shamrock Shuffle" feat. (10:30 a.m.) Righteous Jolly (1:30 p.m.) Faraway Guys (7 p.m.) TKM Band
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 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Saturday Music Series" feat. Brooke DiCaro
Sun.12 p.m. "Sunday Music Series" feat. Bill O'Neal & Andy Koontz
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. Asylum Choir
Tues. 6 p.m. El Ka Bong
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.) Bunny Barnes
Fri. 2 p.m. Sam Ryan 
Tues. 7 p.m. Tony Alosi
The Dubliner   
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1816  
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Na Bodach
Sat. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Bill O'Neal
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session"
Tues. 4 p.m. Na Bodach
The Five Four Bar & Grill   
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 547-5525   
Fri. 9 p.m. Slamm Band
Sat. "Bucks County St Patrick's Day Parade" (12:30) Connolly & Murphy (8 p.m.) Spare Parts
Tues. 6 p.m. Connolly & Murphy      
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 Bob E Luv
Sat. 10 p.m. OK Boomer
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv    
The Roost     
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge     
(609) 208-0050   
Fri. 8 p.m. Kindred Spirit
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. Lisa Bouchelle
Fri. 8 p.m. Well Strung
Sun. 3 p.m. Jamie Stem
Tues. 4 p.m. "St Patrick's Day" w/ the Soul Fanatics
The Union Firehouse  
18 Washington Street Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6491  
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (7 p.m.) "Open Jam" Hosted by Joe Vadala
Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour (8 p.m.) A Grateful Dead Night w/ "Steal Your Face"
Sat. (5 p.m.) Happy Hour  (8 p.m.) A Rolling Stones Experience w/ "Brown Sugar"
Tues. 6 p.m. "St Paddy's Day Bash" w/ Dave Murray
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. Darryl LB Gibson
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Third State Brewing    
352 High Street Burlington   
(609) 387-1620   
Sat. 8 p.m. Radio Fiction
Thomas Sweet West Windsor
64 Princeton-Hightstown Road West Windsor
(609) 269-5630
Sat. 7 p.m. Anker
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 526-8651    
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Thirsty Thursdays" 
Fri. 7 p.m. Top 5 Trivia
Sat. 7 p.m. Successful Failures
Tir Na Nog     
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton     
(609) 392-2554   
Sat. 3 p.m. Some Assembly Required
Tues. St Patrick's Day (12 p.m.) Diarmuid MacSuibhne (4 p.m.) Successful Failures (8 p.m.) Some Assembly Required 
All Shows 21+    
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.9 p.m. St Paddy's Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party w/ The Rob Martyn Band. $5 (cover charge)  
Sat. 12 p.m. "Irish Fest" 10 p.m.  $5 (cover charge)    
Sun. (1 p.m.) Irish Acoustic w/ "Bright Kelly" (7 p.m.) Open Stage 
All shows 21+   
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location)   
138 Nassau Street Princeton   
(609) 924-7855 
Sun. 12 p.m. Go Duo
VFW Post 491  
9 Fisher Place Yardville  
(609) 585-9645  
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 3 p.m. "Post Parade Party"
All shows ages 21+  
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. Kevin McGowan
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. Rich Cox


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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