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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites... 9/19/14

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 09/19/2014
"I met Bob Steeler at an event. I was interested in his music, he was interested in my involvement with the Belmar Arts Council," says Chris Krebbs the man responsible for Saturday's September 20 opening of Steeler's art works at the council.

Bob Steeler, one time drummer for the legendary rock band Hot Tuna is more in tune with art materials such as pencils and paints these days than drumsticks; something that this central Jersey resident is definitely enjoying. "He's an interesting guy," continued Krebbs. "He is very enthusiastic and I enjoy working with him. He is very interested in art and at the opening he will have new pieces to reveal; some of which are still unseen. He will also have pencil drawings and paintings for sale."

Krebbs, who says he's been a fan of Hot Tuna since his high school days, became involved with the Arts Council through a friend. "I was asked to get involved by a friend named Stephen Lacko who does a lot of portraits for friends and local bands. He had dealings with the Council and saw the potential for art and music; so he brought me in to kind of revive the scene. I first reached out to cover bands and they all pretty much ignored me, I then realized that the talent pool in this area was immense. So, I tapped into the vast original artist community in the area and I was just blown away by their enthusiasm and that's where we are now. I have an assistant named Mark Rocktashel who does a great job and is a big help."

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Krebb's Hot Tuna connection stems from years of being a fan, attending shows and meeting guitar legend Jorma Kaukonen himself. A recent Jorma tribute hosted by Krebbs using local musicians helped open some doors to the Steeler show as well. "I've followed Hot Tuna since the '70's and I've met Jorma and seen the band many times. I spoke to Jorma about a recent tribute show that I put on involving him and Hot Tuna; using only guitarists from the school that Jorma runs. He was very into what was done and gave me and the Arts Council his blessings. Getting his approval gave us some strength behind our ideas and bringing Steeler on board worked out well."

As was previously mentioned, Steeler has pursued other avenues and interests since the Tuna and this Saturday's 5 p.m. opening will have all of them on display. "This show promises to be really great," emphatically stated Krebbs. "Bob is a great artist, musician and an all around great person. He'll be in attendance so people can meet the man himself, purchase or just take it all in."

The Belmar Arts Council is located at 608 River Rd. in Belmar, NJ and shows like this one are the rule and not the exception, says Krebbs; " I am looking for more of the same. I am currently in the process of booking a Joni Mitchell tribute and lots more tributes since they seem to work well for us. We have a Lou Reed tribute, a Dylan and possibly a Tom Petty in the works; it is so nice to have the support to do this and I am very excited by the events coming both musical and art related.

The Belmar Arts Council hosts multiple openings, classes, events and much more. Please discover more about this great venue at .

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

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Alchemist & Barrister

28 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-5555

Thurs. 10 p.m. Arnie Baird

Sun. 9 p.m. Thomas Johnston

Wed. 10 p.m. Open mic. night

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All shows 21+

Amalfi's Restaurant

146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. Lawrenceville

(609) 912-1599

Sat. 8:30 p.m. No Way Out

Amarones Windsor Inn

29 Church St. Windsor

(609) 448-7144

Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Scott Gager & Debbie

Fri. 8 p.m. Rick & Kenny

Sat. 8 p.m. Shore Sounds

Tues. 7:30 p.m. Texas Hold'em

Wed. 7 p.m. FREE Salsa Lessons

Big Shots Bar and Grill/Hebe Music Lounge

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835 E Rte. 130 South, Burlington

(609) 267-1200

Fri. 7 p.m. Lurk, Tortoise Pilot, Crosswick, Outbreak

Sat. 7 p.m. Foley McKenna Band, Corey RJ, Terra Voz

Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic.

Blend Bar & Bistro

911 Highway 33, Hamilton

(609) 245-8887

Fri. 6 p.m. Rich Schneider, Tom Schneider, Jim Peraino

Tues. 8 p.m. Triviajam

Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic St. Trenton
(609) 695-9612

Sat. 3 p.m. Webb T. Quartet. (No cover-$10 minimum)

Chambers Walk Cafe
2667 Main St. Lawrenceville
(609) 896-5995

Fri./Sat. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton

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The Backstage at Championship Bar
931 Chambers St. Trenton

Fri. 7 p.m. Dreams of Demise, Minerva, Ketosis, The unknown, Liars & Legends. All ages, $8/$10

Sat. 5 p.m. Vine Street, Left Foot First, Reverse Psychology, Windemere, Kill Matilda, Uh-Huh Baby Yeah!, Centennials, Gridlock. All ages, $8/$10

Mon. 4 p.m. Left Behind, Beware The Neverending, Plan To Prosper, Illusionist, Kaonashi, Depreciator. All ages, $10/$12

Tues. 6 p.m. Rotting Christ, I Am the Trireme, March To Victory, Mortalysis, Xenophile. All ages, $10/$12.

Chickie's & Pete's

183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown

(609) 298-9182

Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Music Night feat. The Dawgs

Dubh Linn Square
167 Rte. 130 North Bordentown
(609) 298-7100

Sun. 4 p.m.Billy O'neal

Tues. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night hosted by Shaun Ruymen

Wed. 9 p.m. Trivia Night

Fran's Pub

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116 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.


Sat. 8 p.m. BKWG

Sun. 3 p.m. Scoville Blues

Mon. 8 p.m. Open Mic Blues Jam hosted by Jimmy Pritchard

All shows 21+

Havana New Hope
105 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-9897

Thurs. Beat the Clock College Night DJ Dance Party

Fri. 8 p.m. Black Sabbath Tribute w/ Into The Void. Doors at 7 p.m., $15

Sat. 8:30 p.m. Coast To Coast

Sun. 4 p.m. Rocky and his Friends

Mon. 10 p.m. Karaoke in the Bar w/ DJ Ron Sherr and Bridget

Wed. 8 p.m. Pat Foran w/ Heather Heather, Lance Scott Greene

All shows 21+

Ivy Tavern
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
(609) 888-1435

Fri. 10 p.m. El Ka Bong

Sat. 10 p.m. Highway 41
All shows 21+

John & Peter's
96 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-5981

Fri. 9 p.m. St. James & the Apostles

Sat. (3 p.m.) Keith Kenny

Sun. (3 p.m.) Joe D'Angelo & Lisa Bouchelle (9:30 p.m.) Low Cut Connie

Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Tim

Tues. 3 p.m. Dunk Tank Benefit for Tibet House w/ John & Peter's Staff

Wed. The Invitational (Featuring John & Peter's House Band)
All shows 21+

JoJo's Tavern

2677 Nottingham Way Hamilton

(609) 586-2678

Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke

Palermo's Of Hamilton
310 Klockner Rd. Hamilton
(609) 838-7979

Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke

All shows 21+

Patriot's Crossing

1339 River Rd. Titusville

(609) 737-2780

Fri. 7:30 Jessee Elliott and the Handsome Devils

Sat. 7:30 p.m. Blues In Disguise

Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Ave. Hamilton
(609) 585-8008

Fri. 9:30 p.m. Mario & The Hamiltones

Sat. 9:30 p.m. Rambler

RHO Waterfront

50 Riverview Plaza Trenton

(609) 393-7300

Thurs. 9 p.m. College Night "Welcome Back Rider and TCNJ w/ DJ Jeff Scott

Fri. (4:30 p.m.) DJ Frank Olivetti/Buffet (8:30 p.m.) Radio Fiction

Sat. 9 p.m. "End of Summer Throwback Party" both decks/multiple DJs. $15 (advance)

All Shows 21+

Sunsets at Cream Ridge

181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge

(609) 208-2500

Fri. 9:30 p.m. John & Maggs

Sat. 9:30 p.m. Out of The Red

Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St. Hightstown
(609) 426-9345

Fri. (7 p.m.) Jazz Night (9 p.m.) Lynchburg Renegade

Sat. 9 p.m. Dragonfly

Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night

The Cool Cricket

216 4th St. Fieldsboro

(609) 291-9110

Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke

Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong

Sun. 11 a.m. Hope For Julio

The Ivy Inn

248 Nassau St. Princeton

(609) 921-8555

Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Ron Sherr

Fri. 10 p.m. Rainbow Fresh

Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee

Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv

Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Ron Sherr

The Record Collector

358 Farnsworth Ave. Bordentown

(609) 324-0880

Thurs. 8 p.m. Wishbone Ash. All ages, doors at 7:30 p.m., $35 (advance)

Sat. 8 p.m. Ten Foot Polecats. All ages, doors at 7:30 p.m., $12 (advance)

The Sticky Wicket
2465 South Broad St. Hamilton
(609) 439-0007

Fri. 9 p.m. Out of The Red

Sat. 9 p.m. D*luxe, the band

All shows 21+

The Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 656-3200

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Tir Na Nog
1324 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 392-2554

Fri. 9 p.m. Tommy Glover

Sat. 9 p.m. Oliver McElhone

Tues. (7 p.m.) "Rock On Radio Happy Hour" Hosted by Danny Coleman (9 p.m.) Bob Daley

Wed. 9 p.m. John Patrick Bastiani

All shows 21+

Trenton Social

449 South Broad Street Trenton

(609) 989-7777

Thurs. 8 p.m. Cinema Thursdays Presents: "B.F.E"

Fri. 10 p.m. Friday night w/ Jay Kountree & Jaxx

Mon. 10 p.m. Service Industry Night w/ DJ-Jay Kountree

Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300

Thurs. 10 p.m. DJ Trubblemaker

Fri. 10 p.m. Stroamata. $5 (cover charge)

Sat. 10 p.m. Universal Rebel. $5 (cover charge)

Sun. 7 p.m. Open Jam Night

Tues. 9 p.m. Acoustic Grateful Dead w/ members of Splintered Sunlight

Wed. 9 p.m. Jakubi

All shows 21+

Wildflowers Inn

2572 Pennington Rd. Pennington

Sat. 9 p.m. Live Acoustic Rock
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke

All shows 21+

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 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.



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