“I’ve been good, been busy all day; doing a lot of interviews for the album and my other project, the “Guitar Zeus” video. I’ve been doing a lot of interviews for both; talking about everything,” says one of the quintessential rock drummers of all time, Carmine Appice as he discussed his hectic schedule in support of his latest efforts; “Guitar Zeus” and “Appice Perdomo Project.”
Appice has worked with so many of music’s greatest names over his stellar career which as spanned multiple decades; from Vanilla Fudge to Rod Stewart he has left an indelible mark on various genres and young drummers worldwide.
This latest notch on his drumsticks is etched along with a talented multi-instrumentalist by the name of FernandoPerdomo who Appice happened upon through the relatives of an old friend.
“I got a call fromthe great producer Tom Dowd’s daughter and his wife; Tom passed away and they were friends of mine and they told me that this guy Fernando was looking to get a hold of me,” he began to explain. “I asked them why and they said he was a talented musician who Tom was working with and he wanted to know if I’d play on a couple of tracks on his album. I usually don’t do that with unknown guys but at the time I had just opened my studio at my house and I was learning to operate it and I figured the more I work with it the better I’d get at it. So, I thought it might be a good idea to do something like that and he called me we talked and I sent him something I had wrote on my iPad in Garage Band and I said, look, you play this stuff the way you want and send it back to me and I’ll put drums on it. He sent it back to me and it sounded great, I put the drums on it and it sounded even better and we mixed it and that became a song called “Thunder” and that was the first thing we did. Then I sent him another one, “Funky Jackson” and he did the same thing with that and I thought he played great and he played bass, keyboard and guitar and then he sent me something and I played on it and that became “Little Havana, Big Havana” which he played guitars and everything to my drum tracks. Then we kept doing that back and forth and I said, let me send you some drum tracks and see what you do. The first one I sent was “Rocket To The Sun” and he played to the drum track and he said, “Your drums are very easy to play to because you’ve got dynamics and I can tell when the verse is done and where the chorus starts and you change the groove” and I said, wow that’s interesting; I sent him four more drum tracks and he did guitars to those. We kept doing that back and forth and finally after about three months of work he came to Miami because he has family there and I live in Florida and he came to visit, I met him for the first time and we hung out and we got along great and when I went to L.A. I went to his studio and we did the videos. Then we kept recording and we ended up with 18 tracks and I said, let’s take 12 tracks and put out a record; I’ll talk to my buddies at Cleopatra Records and see if they’ll do a deal. They were interested and we did the deal and here we are. So, now we are doing this and we have six tracks for a new album already recorded; It’s a follow up. I learned my lesson in this business, if you are putting something out and people like it, don’t change it.”
Ah yes, another modern technology success story and from Carmine’s point of view; it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
“It’s called “Energy Overload,” we released it the end of September beginning of October; I think the first track came out around then. It is such a different ballgame now; before when you’d release something, if it didn’t happen within three weeks you were done. Now it goes on forever because you’ve got interviews like I’m doing with yourself that are all over the place because nobody has that huge giant audience like a radio station would have. You get a little here and a little there so that it keeps moving on and if you have a PR guy that can keep hooking you up, you’re still out there so that you have a chance to still do something.”
In today’s music environment, the visual senses need to be stimulated as much as the auditory and from something that began as a “Fun” let’s throw it out there kind of thing; it has evolved into videos as well.
“We were just having fun and wanted to put it out and see who would enjoy it and do a proper promotion and see where it goes. We weren’t like, oh, this one is for radio or oh, this one is a video; we just did it all and when it was done as an album we said, well; which one do you think should be the first video? We all said, let’s do “Rocket To The Sun” because it really shows displays of you guys playing and it has a lot of energy and for the second one we said, let’s make it “Flower Child” because it’s melodic and it has good hooks and it’s a visual thing; a flower child is a visual sell; ya’ know? I think the next one is going to be “Pure Ecstasy,” so, we’ll see.”
When asked if playing this fusion style of music was a refreshing change of pace for him; he was quick to point out his previous woks.
“I’ve been playing fusion kind of stuff; I was originally on “Blow By Blow” with Jeff Beck and BBA was right on the edge of fusion. I’ve been doing fusion kind of stuff since then and teaching it, putting it in my books; I have 9/8 and 7/8 timing, linear stuff in my books which is all fusion based but I do it heavy rock I don’t do it light, my fusion is heavy.”
“All of my career has been like this really; you take Cactus, we jammed on those riffs, with BBA we jammed, with Ted Nugent we jammed, my Guitar Zeus records which are also out were all about jamming. So, I’ve been jamming forever and this has some overtones of fusion but it has a lot of heavy rock overtones; progressive rock. Take Yes, they’re not fusion, they are rock but they’re progressive rock. Progressive rock is using time signatures and stuff like that; the only thing that makes this more fusion is that it’s instrumental. The melodies are very strong melodies; one time I was in the shower and I started humming this melody and I thought; what the hell is that? It was one of the tracks off of this album; Fernando makes the guitar talk to you. The grooves are very strong and very heavy and they are not your everyday 4/4 things. There is three bars of four, then a bar of seven, then it goes into 7/8, then back to the combination or it might go to a solo in 4/4, it’s always changing and it keeps your interest because you don’t know where it’s going.”
One thing he had not done before was work with a group like New Jersey’s own RockNRoll Chorus, an all vocal ensemble comprised of mostly high school students which uses their voices to create sounds of full instrumentation as they recreate classic hits. Appice saw them and immediately became involved and played the only actual instrument on their version of Led Zeppelin’s, “The Song Remains The Same.”
“Did that ever come out? I loved that, I loved the whole thing,” he said with much enthusiasm. “I would’ve loved to have done the whole album, that is so unique.”
Unique also describes “Energy Overload,” and its 12 tracks of instrumental genius. So; what is next? Are there any plans to support it with a tour or appearances?
“I think we’re gonna let this one do what it’s gonna do and then finish up another six tracks and release another one and then maybe on the release date of that maybe do a show in South Florida where I live, where he’s got relatives and he’s got a lot of great musicians because he’s from that area. Then maybe do a show in New York like at The Iridium and then maybe a show in L.A. and Chicago; just enough to get it out that we’re like a jam band.”
To discover more about Carmine Appice, “Energy Overload” and “Guitar Zeus,” please visit www.carmineappice.net.
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This week's event listings
Al's Airport Inn 636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton (609) 883-5252 Sat. 5 p.m. Jessica DiDonato Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Brunch (6 p.m.) "Sunday Funday" w/ DJ Spinning Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson Tues. 7 p.m. Aaron Quaterman Wed. 7 p.m. LofashArts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Sat. (10 a.m.) Fluid Abstract Flowers Workshop w/ Adriana Groza (11 a.m.) Intaglio Printmaking Workshop w/ Dave DiMarchi (3 p.m.) Opening Reception: "Annual Member Show" (Runs daily thru 12/21) Sun. (10 a.m.) Fluid Abstract Flowers Workshop w/ Adriana GrozaBill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis Ages 21+Bordentown City Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown Fri. 5 p.m. Holiday Chocolate Walk 2021 (Starts at 200 Farnsworth Ave.)Boro Bean 9 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 466-6681 Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott Bowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Fermenters Trio Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Steve Guyger (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Andy PrescottBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Sat. 8:30 p.m. "First Saturdays" w/ Bridge Beat Duo Burlington County Library 5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton (609) 267-9660 Sat. 1 p.m. “Handel’s Messiah, A Holiday Classic” Presented by Essence of Harmony Choral SocietyCandlelight 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)Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m. Melvin George ll. $23.69 (Doors open at 7 p.m.) City Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Sat. 8 p.m. Comedy Show Hosted by Tim Eli Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays"Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 771-0400 Fri. 6 p.m. Lori VosbergCOARadio.com 125 South Main Street Hightstown (609) 241-7103 Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Lisa BouchelleCooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Kindred Spirit (9 p.m.) Club Night feat. Rotating DJs (inside event) Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" Sat. 9 p.m. Latin Dance Event w/ KY3 and DJ Enerjetic Sun. 11 a.m. " Sunday Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov (7 p.m.) The Best of Clapton Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Michael Hoffman Wed. (12 p.m.) "Wine Down Wednesdays" (7 p.m.) Blues Jam / Disco Hustle Night All Events Ages 21+Cross Pollination Gallery 2 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 213-6734 Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments)Dacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 6 p.m. Acoustic Music Night Wed. 8 p.m. QuizzoDadz Bar and Grill 744 Main Street Lumberton (609)267-4344 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Edgar AndersonDog & Bull Brew House 810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA. (215) 788-2855 Fri. 6 p.m. Dustin BeckGerman American Society 215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton (609) 585-5200 Sat. 6 p.m. Christmas/Anniversary Dinner and DanceGleason's Bar 6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-4781 Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (9 p.m.) Midnight Sun Sat. 7 p.m. Soul CustodyHarvest Seasonal Grill (Newtown Shopping Center) 2865 South Eagle Road Newtown, PA (215) 944-8469 Thurs. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotHavana New Hope 105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. (215) 862-9897 Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk n' Blues Jam Fri. (8 p.m.) Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Radio Petty." $30 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Bigg Romeo (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party Sun. 1 p.m. Midnight Sun Orchestra Mon. (6 p.m.) New Hope Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne Wed. 7 p.m. Lambertville Historical Society Annual Holiday CD PartyHopewell Valley Bistro & Inn 15 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 466-9889 Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Sat. 5 p.m. Grant Peterson and Martin GoldbergHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Just Us Sat. (1 p.m.) Brian Elliot 5 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Bad Hombres Sun. (12 p.m.) The Artist Letty Pop Up Art Event (1:30 p.m.) "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Miles Coulahan & Fiona CarleeHurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (267) 914-4517 Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour (9 p.m.) Johnny Betz Sat. 9 p.m. All Lit Up Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam Irish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment Paula & Sam Dance Party Sat. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke Party Hosted by Paula & SamIron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Jon Savage Duo Sat. 6:30 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman Sun. 2 p.m. Justin LoveIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & FriendsIvy Tavern 3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton (609) 888-1435 Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke Fri. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir Sat. 9 p.m. Shameless All shows 21+ John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Fri. 8 p.m. Field Day, Battalion Zoska, BFDC Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+ Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Thurs. 5 p.m. Mario & Frank Fri. 7 p.m. Wayne Bilotti Duo Sat. 9 a.m./11 a.m. "Breakfast w/ Santa" (Reservations required) Tues. 7 p.m. "Paint Night" Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 7 p.m. “Wind & Bundt Cakes” $35 Sat. (1 p.m.) "Santa's Here" (2 p.m./8 p.m.) Johnny Cash Concert w/ "Walking the Line." $35 (Doors open at 12 p.m./6 p.m.) Sun. (1 p.m.) "Santa's Here" (3 p.m.) Atlantic Brass Band Holiday Concert. $15 Wed. 12 p.m. Girls Night Out: "Holiday Centerpiece Workshop." Ages 21+Logan Inn 9 South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Chris Giakas Sat. 8:30 p.m. Stephen DiJosephMcGuinn's Place 1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence (609) 392-0599 Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+ McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Sat. 8 p.m. Sins of Magnus (CD Release), Gutter Royal, Hex Engine, Paul Baroli Jr. $10, Ages 21+ Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and SamMillhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Fri. 9:30 p.m. “Banging In The Basement” feat. AWOL Da Mindwriter, Spoda, Wiles Martyr, Ghostboi, Derek2ill, Skrewtape, QP, Your Humble Narrator (Album Release) Rain To wash The Ashes aka The Orwell Suite, Beat Set by Mike Digi, DJ Siege. $7 (Before 10 p.m. / $10 after 10 p.m.), doors open at 9 p.m. / Art Opening (Upstairs level w/ FREE food) Sat. 10 p.m. Doc Rotten, The Whiskey Bats, Aliens Exist, Bride Riot. $10, Doors open at 9 p.m. Ages 21+More Than Q 13 Klines Court Lambertville (609) 773-0072 Sat. 2 p.m. Two Successful Failures (Mick and Ron) Sun. 2 p.m. Packy’s Sunday Brunch feat. Sim Cain, Dave Haneman, Keith HartelMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "Elf: The Musical" Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Elf: The Musical" Sun. 3 p.m. "Elf: The Musical" New Egypt Flea Market Village 933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge (609) 758-2082 Fri. (5 p.m.) Holiday Market Tree Lighting (7 p.m.) Holiday Wreath Making WorkshopNew Hope Winery 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Fri./Sat. 8 p.m. The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Experience w/ “Tusk” (Both Shows SOLD OUT. Check for Availability) Sun. 6 p.m. The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Experience w/ “Tusk.” $49Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. “Disney Original Movie” Trivia Night Fri. 7 p.m. Bill ThomasNick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Fri. 8 p.m. Jumper Sat. 8 p.m.Plush w/ HornsNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio “Happy Hour” Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Music by: Radio Fiction (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9 p.m. 80’s UndercoverOdd Logic Brewing Co. 500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia Wed. 7:30 p.m. “Kricket Comedy” Hosted by Eddie Gallagher feat. Joshua Machiz, The Reverend Bob Levy. $15 (advance) Doors open at 7 p.m.Old Hights Brewing 123 West Ward Street Hightstown (609) 469-5976 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 5 p.m. Fire Pits (Weather permitting) Sat. (12 p.m.) “Sip & Shop” (Live music and a visit from Santa) (5 p.m.) Fire Pits (Weather permitting)Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Sat. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction Mon. 6 p.m. “Cigar Night” feat. Redemption Bourbon. $55 (Includes 2 cigars/2 bourbons)Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. (4 p.m.) "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) Fri. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) Sat.12 p.m./4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) Courtney’s Carolers / Strolling Santa Sun 12 p.m./4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) (12 p.m.) Harmonics Quartet /Strolling Santa (4 p.m.) Annual Menorah LightingPasquale's Sports Bar 9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (267) 202-6268 Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour feat. (TBA) Sat. 8 p.m. DJ or Live Band Entertainment Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicPatriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" Pete's Steak House 523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton (609) 585-8008 Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred SpiritPrinceton Alliance Church 20 Schalks Crossing Road Plainsboro Sun. 7 p.m. Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Grand re-opening Holiday Concert. $15, VIP $30 (Advance)Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-9529 Sat. 12 p.m. "Artist Chalet Winter Village" (Takes place daily on Hinds Plaza thru December 19)River House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. 6 p.m. “Sip and Shop” Holiday Night MarketSmall World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 6 p.m. Darnabee JonesStars & Stripes Harley Davidson 600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA (215) 752-9400 Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. “Holiday Open House Weekend” (FREE food, drinks, hot cocoa and gift wrapping, Ugly Sweater Contest)Stone Terrace by John Henry's 2275 Kuser Road Hamilton (609) 581-8855 Fri. 7:30 p.m. Annual Holiday Cocktail Party benefitting the Jeremy Fund, Feat. The Meg Hanson Group / DJ AJ. $85 (Includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet, dessert. Tickets are available by pre-sale only)1867 Sanctuary 101 Scotch Road Ewing (609) 392-6409 Sat. 11.a.m. "Holiday Festival" w/ The Musicians of The Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative feat. Rays of Hope, Helen O'Shea & The Shanakees, Fiona Tyndall & Kathy Haynie, Shenanigans, The Bagels, Yule Tides, Loose Bricks, The Beagles & Friends. Tankard Pub 440 Keim Boulevard Burlington (609) 306-5079 Thurs. 7 p.m. The WilliamsboyTara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 9 p.m. Suburban Sensi Sat. 9 p.m. Jeanne Morris BandTemperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara CartneyTGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson Sun. 1 p.m. James GedeonThe Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kevin Kirk Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk 9 p.m. Legacy Sat. 9 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo Tues. 6 p.m. Danny LynchThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke The Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming Sat. 7 p.m. The Willy Lynch Band Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" The Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Fri. 9 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard Sat. 9 p.m. Polish NanniesThe Heart of Art 2374 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 865-1012 Mon. 7:15 p.m. Relax & Unwind YogaThe Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant 882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA (215) 942-4000 Thurs. 8 p.m. Live Irish MusicThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Soto Sat. 10 p.m. Self Induced Confusion Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' RonThe Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia NightThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouseThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Go Hamm Sat. 8:30 p.m. Steve TeslukThe Vibe Lounge at Mastoris Route 130 and Route 206 Bordentown (609) 298-4650 Fri. 6 p.m. Toft & Son Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaTindall Road Brewing Co. 102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 526-8651 Sat. 6 p.m. Will KnappTir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Trenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" w/ Jay Kountree Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" w/ Constellation: the Tuesday Alignment Exhibit Sat. 6 p.m./9 p.m. Drag Night “Holiday Edition.” $14 (Online $20 at the door/masks required for unvaccinated) Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)Vault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Tony Miceli TrioVillage Idiot Brewing Company 42 High Street Mount Holly (609) 975-9270 Sat. 12 p.m. “First Annual Running of The Santas” Crawl.Working Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 12 p.m. Chris from Rave On Sun. 12 p.m. Vinny from Backbeat
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.