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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...2/5/15


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 02/05/2015
Normally this space has a dedicated interview or review; not so this week. There's much happening in various music scenes all around our great state and this space is going to highlight a few that have been brought to its attention.


Kicking things off on Thursdays; Smithereens principal songwriter Pat DiNizio continues his stay at the Langosta Lounge, located at 1000 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park as he continues his "Confessions of a Rockstar" series at this popular venue. What started as a one month engagement has turned into a four month run,currently scheduled to wrap up on February 26. Every Thursday at 8 p.m. EST Pat can be found telling stories and playing the corresponding songs which have been spawned by more than 35 years in the music business. The show, which is free admission and is also broadcast live over the internet via www.40footholestudio.com is a great microcosm of Pat's career.


A bit "Further On Up the Road" on Friday, NJ Blues Hall of Fame artist Chuck Lambert has returned from a brief vacation and will be tearing the roof off of Giamanos Ristorante located at 301 Main Street in Bradley Beach. Join Chuck as he kicks off his 2015 blues season with this 8 p.m. performance.


Also on Friday, "Let The Good Times Roll" at the 709 in Point Pleasant as Mr. Lucky returns to this 709 Arnold Avenue location bringing their brand of upbeat jump blues to this popular restaurant/bar. Show time is 8:30 p.m. and bring your dancing shoes.


Saturday, Mary Fahl of the October Project lends a hand raising awareness for epilepsy as her and Jersey shore product Jerzy Jung take the stage at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Ewing, NJ as part of the Candlelight Concert for Epilepsy Awareness series (www.candlelightconcert.org). Show time is 7 p.m. and Trinity United is located at 1985 Pennington Road (Rte. 31) directly across from the entrance of The College of New Jersey.


Kevin Toft and his All Star Band will invade Patriots Crossing in Titusville, NJ at 7:30 p.m. Playing a mix of covers and original material, Toft is always joined by surprise "special guests." Patriots Crossing is located at 1339 River Road and has a complete menu to go with a fully stocked bar.



 
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Sunday at 4 p.m., Sandy Mack returns to the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park for the first "Wonder Jam" of 2015. Join Sandy and his cast of incredibly talented musicians as they rock "Tilly" silly.


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


THIS WEEKS CALENDAR LISTINGS


Amalfi's Restaurant

146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. Lawrenceville



 
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(609) 912-1599

Fri. 8:30 p.m. The River Dogs

Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Aldrich Brothers Band

Amarones Windsor Inn

29 Church St. Windsor

(609) 448-7144



 
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Thurs. 6:30 p.m. "Country" Ron Crites

Fri. 8 p.m. Rick & Kenny

Sat. 8 p.m. Meg Hanson feat. Billy Hill

Wed. 7:30 p.m. Robert Bruce

Big Shots Bar and Grill/Hebe Music Lounge

835 E Rte. 130 South, Burlington

(609) 267-1200

Thurs. 8 p.m. Country Night

Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic. hosted by

Blend Bar & Bistro

911 Highway 33, Hamilton

(609) 245-8887

Tues. 8 p.m. Triviajam

The Backstage at Championship Bar
931 Chambers St. Trenton



 
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Fri. 7 p.m. Hot Issue, (TBA). All ages, $10

Sat. 7 p.m. Matt Taylor, Myheavyhearted, Blue Son, Ten Cent Days, Momma Hankton. All ages, $10

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


Sat. 3 p.m. Lady CiCi Quartet. (No cover-$10 minimum)

Chickie's & Pete's

183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown

(609) 298-9182

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


Dog & Bull Brew House

810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.

(215) 788-2855


Thurs. 8 p.m. Dane Duo

Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour Jam w/ Mischa Machez (9 p.m.) Chris & Tommy's Good Time Folk Show

Sat. (11 a.m.) Saturday Brunch feat. Mischa Machez (9 p.m.) New Pony

Sun. (11 a.m.) Sunday Brunch feat. Keli Vale Jazz Duo (3 p.m.) Mike & Jamie



 
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Fran's Pub

116 S. Main St. New Hope, PA.

(215)862-5539

Fri. 8 p.m. Mister Revelator

Sat. 8 p.m. Brother Eye With The Rip

Mon. 8 p.m. Open Blues Jam

All shows 21+


Halo Pub

4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton

(609) 586-1811

Sat. 7 p.m. Dockside

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


Thurs. 10 p.m. "Beat the Clock" DJ Dance party

Fri. 8 p.m. Countdown To Ecstasy (Steely Dan Tribute). Doors at 6 p.m., call for ticket availability.


Sat. 9 p.m. Swift Technique. Doors at 7 p.m., $7



 
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Sun. 3 p.m. Ladies 2000

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

Wed. 8 p.m. Original Music Series hosted by Pat Foran & Friends

All shows 21+

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

Fri. 10 p.m. Gyrl Band

Sat. 10 p.m. Ernie White
All shows 21+


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

Fri. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh

Sat. (3 p.m.) David Falcone (9 p.m.) Dinosaur Eyelids

Sun. (3 p.m) Justin Ager (9 p.m.) Weird Hot Album Release Show

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


Wed. 9:30 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+

JoJo's Tavern

2677 Nottingham Way Hamilton

(609) 586-2678

Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke

Paint the Roses Tea and Café

37 West Broad Street Hopewell

(609) 466-8200

Sat. 11 a.m. Bryan Hill

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


Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke

Sat. 9 p.m. Polish Nannies

All shows 21+

Patriot's Crossing

1339 River Rd. Titusville

(609) 737-2780

Sat. 7:30 p.m. Kevin Toft

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


Fri. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)

Sat. 9:30 p.m. Deep Release


RHO Waterfront


50 Riverview Plaza Trenton


(609) 393-7300

Thurs. 10 p.m. "College Night" w/ DJ Paul Desisto

Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour Buffet (8:30 p.m.) Good Company

Sat. 9 p.m. Closed (Private Event)


All Shows 21+


Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St. Hightstown
(609) 426-9345


Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night

The HOB Tavern

146 Second Street

(609) 291-7020

Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke

The Ivy Inn

248 Nassau St. Princeton

(609) 921-8555

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

Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee

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

Wed. 10 p.m. "Theme Night" w/ DJ Rockn Ron

The Millhill Basement

300 South Broad St Trenton

(609) 989-1600

Check web page for upcoming shows.

The Record Collector

358 Farnsworth Ave. Bordentown

(609) 324-0880

Sat. 8 p.m. Soraia / The Droogettes. All ages, Doors at 7:30 p.m., $12 (advance)

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

Fri. 9:30 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys

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

Check web site for upcoming events

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


Fri. (5 p.m.) Bill Shannon (9 p.m.) Bob Hurst & Paul Wiese

Sat. 9 p.m. Bill Shannon

Tues. 9 p.m. Open Mic. w/ Taylor Reed

Wed. 9 p.m. Paul Wiese

All shows 21+

Trenton Social

449 South Broad Street Trenton

(609) 989-7777

Thurs. 8 p.m. Cinema Thursdays Presents: "Our Footloose Remake"

Fri. 7 p.m. First Friday Presents: "Young at heArt" a Watercolor Exhibit by Nonagenarian Stephen M. Marusky

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. Lydia Loveless w/ Brian Dale Allen Strouse. ($5 cover charge)

Sat. 10 p.m. Satellite Hearts. ($5 cover charge)

Sun. 7 p.m. Open Jam Night


Tues. 9 p.m. Acoustic Bengal Gold

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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