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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...11/27/14

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 11/27/2014
The holiday band schedule is as usual, lighter than normal but there is still loads of great music happening this weekend.

Southern rock enthusiasts may want to consider stopping by the Ivy Tavern in Hamilton on Friday evening as Gunsmoke plays in front of "The Great Wall of Alcohol." These fellas are always a lot of fun and very good at giving you that "Down home southern feeling." Pay attention to their version of "Simple Man;" it'll catch you one way or another for sure.

Classic rockers listen up! Tangled will be rocking Pete's Steak House in Hamilton on Friday evening as well. There's a reason why these guys work steady and are booked for months in advance; they're just that good. Playing a wide variety of the tunes from the 1970's to today; Tangled never disappoints.

If jazz is your thing, Dick Gratton returns to Chambers Walk in Lawrenceville on Saturday evening; performing his array of standard instrumentals as only he can. Also, the Candlelight Lounge plays host to the Jason Marshall Baritone Quartet in a matinee at this Trenton landmark.

How about blues? JB Kline Band takes to the stage at Havana in new Hope, PA on Sunday at 8 p.m. JB is one of the most respected and sought after talents between the two bridge communities of Lambertville, NJ and new hope and beyond. A little further out is Mr. Lucky at the 709 located on Arnold Avenue in Point Pleasant. This is the third recent appearance of this group from central/south Jersey at this popular shore eatery.

Speaking of Havana; a "Super Group" of sorts will be taking the stage there on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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The Empty Hearts whose cast includes members of The Cars, Blondie, Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings will be rockin' Main Street to its core.

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. Closed for Holiday

Sun. 9 p.m. Paula Ryan

Wed. 10 p.m. Open mic. night

All shows 21+

Amarones Windsor Inn

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29 Church St. Windsor

(609) 448-7144

Thurs. 6:30 p.m. (TBA)

Fri. 8 p.m. The Gyrl Band

Sat. 8 p.m. Greg Martiello

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

Wed. 7 p.m. DJ John Rossi

Big Shots Bar and Grill/Hebe Music Lounge

835 E Rte. 130 South, Burlington

(609) 267-1200

Fri. 7 p.m. Solus Rex, Soraia, BlackRue, Midnight Mosaic

Sat. 7 p.m. Risen Resilient, Could've Been Kings, Crosswick

Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic.

Blend Bar & Bistro

911 Highway 33, Hamilton

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(609) 245-8887

Sat. 9 p.m. ZQ Acoustic w/ Mike & Steve

Tues. 8 p.m. Triviajam

The Backstage at Championship Bar
931 Chambers St. Trenton

Fri. 5 p.m. Burn The Empire, Sithis, Bloodtouch, (TBA). All ages, $10.

Sat. 5 p.m. Windermere, A Right To React, The Catering Company, Vague Advice, S.O.L., Able Moving Hearts, Dragon's Bane, Entropy. All ages, $10

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

Sat. 3 p.m. Jason Marshall Baritone Quartet.. (No cover-$10 minimum)

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

Sat. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton

Chickie's & Pete's

183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown

(609) 298-9182

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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

116 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.


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

Fri. 9:30 p.m. "Black Friday" DJ Dance Party

Sat. 9:30 p.m. "College Thanksgiving Break" DJ Dance Party

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Sun. (3 p.m.) Ladies 2000 (8 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band

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

Wed. 8 p.m. The Empty Hearts feat. Elliot Easton (The Cars), Wally Palmar (Romantics), Clem Burke (Blondie) and Andy Babiuk (The Chesterfield Kings). Doors at 6 p.m., $20

All shows 21+

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

Fri. 10 p.m. Gunsmoke

Sat. 10 p.m. Soul Custody
All shows 21+

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

Thurs. 9 p.m. Chris Harford Annual Thanksgiving Show

Fri. 9 p.m. Ammunition / Kid Is Qual

Sat. (3 p.m.) Modzilla (9 p.m.) Danny DeGennaro Memorial Concert

Sun. (3 p.m.) Miss Pumpkin's Drag Show Benefitting Lifeties (9 p.m.) Collin Rocker

Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night

Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational
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 p.m. Strange Brew

Sat. 7:30 p.m. Music Variety Show Hosted by TJ Nix

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

Fri. 9:30 p.m. Tangled

RHO Waterfront

50 Riverview Plaza Trenton

(609) 393-7300

Thurs. 9 p.m. Closed for Holiday

Fri. Closed for a Private Party

Sat. 10 p.m. Ladies Night Party w/ DJ BPM, Marcoz Rioz, Thomas Della Monica / Live performances by ray Rodriguez, Swing Sabroso. Men $20, Ladies $10 (after 10 p.m.)

All Shows 21+

Sunsets at Cream Ridge

181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge

(609) 208-2500

Fri. 9:30 p.m. Melanie & Sonny

Sat. 9:30 p.m. Tangled

Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St. Hightstown
(609) 426-9345

Fri. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong

Sat. 9 p.m. Black Rose

Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night

The Ivy Inn

248 Nassau St. Princeton

(609) 921-8555

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

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

Wed. 10 p.m. Theme Night w/ DJ Rockin' Ron

The HOB Tavern

146 Second Street

(609) 291-7020

Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke

The Millhill Saloon

300 South Broad St Trenton

(609) 989-1600

Sat. 9 p.m. Planning For Burial, Street Sects, Hex Cult, Drugstore. Ages 21+, $6

The Record Collector

358 Farnsworth Ave. Bordentown

(609) 324-0880

Sat 8 p.m. 2nd Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival feat. Stompers. All ages, doors at 7:30 p.m.

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. Black Brant

Sat. 9 p.m. Gregg Carpenter

All shows 21+

Trenton Social

449 South Broad Street Trenton

(609) 989-7777

Thurs. 8 p.m. Cinema Thursdays Presents:

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

Fri. 10 p.m. Brotherhood of Thieves. ($5 cover charge)

Sat. 10 p.m. Steve The Band. $5 (cover charge)

Sun. 7 p.m. Open Jam Night

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

All shows 21+

Wildflowers Inn

2572 Pennington Rd. Pennington

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

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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