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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...3/5/15

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 03/05/2015

ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...3/5/15

The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is coming to Convention Hall on March 20 and 21 with three sessions and some great entertainment!
The 2015 version is the tenth anniversary of this sudsy event and this year's will be one of the largest to date. With more than 1,000 different beers from 150 different brewing companies, interactive stations such as "life size beer pong, pop-up jam band space, state-of-the-art "March Madness" viewing area and culinary offerings" from local restaurants and beverage places to occupy one's time over a more than 24 hour period.
The three "Sessions" kick off with "Session 1" beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday March 20 featuring the music of Long Island's Taking Back Sunday, Philly's The Menzingers and letlive all the way from Los Angeles.
"Session 2" kicks off at 12 noon on Saturday March 21 and features Memphis, TN recording artists Lucero, another Tennessee group from Nashville called Future Thieves and South Jersey's Solus Rex.
"Session 3" is also on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. and features North Jersey band Wyland, West Berlin, NJ rockers No Risk and national touring act Everclear. "We are very excited to do this," says vocalist and front man Ryan Sloan of Wyland. "When we reached out to the people here at the Atlantic City Beer Festival we never expected a yes; we just thought we'd take a shot and I am glad we did!"
With a three song and a recent six song EP to their credit, Wyland is getting ready to launch their "Get Off Your Feet" Tour on March 13 in Baltimore, MD. A show in Nashville is followed by six shows in two days as the band heads to the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX before returning to the area for the Beer Fest. show.
Tickets for the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival are $55 in advance and include the tastings and all entertainment and can be found at  or $60 at the door.
That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!

Amalfi's Restaurant

146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. Lawrenceville

(609) 912-1599


Fri. 8:30 p.m. (TBA)

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

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Amarones Windsor Inn

29 Church St. Windsor


(609) 448-7144


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

Fri. 8 p.m. Rick & Kenny

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

Wed. 7:30 p.m. Robert Bruce



Blend Bar & Bistro

911 Highway 33, Hamilton

(609) 245-8887


Fri. 7 p.m. Bolero Snort "2nd. Anniversary Party"

Tues. 8 p.m. Triviajam

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The Backstage at Championship Bar 

931 Chambers St. Trenton


Fri. 6 p.m. Buried In The Walls, In Loving Memory, Cranely Gardens, This Is My Swamp, Rome's In Ruins, Lit By Darkness. All ages, $10

Sat. 3 p.m. Barrier, Villains, Gift Giver, Traitors, Adaliah, Death Reign, Depreciator, Revelations, Sovereign Kings, Misgiver. All ages, $12/$15


Candlelight Lounge 

24 Passaic St. Trenton

(609) 695-9612


Sat. 3 p.m. Carrie Jackson 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


Fri. (4 p.m.) Mischa Machez  (9 p.m.) Brian Bortnick

Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch Jam" feat.  Mischa Machez (9 p.m.) Johnny Maskal

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Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale Jazz Duo (3 p.m.) Tommy Griggz

Mon. 8 p.m. Perry Wolf

Tues. 8 p.m. Jay Regan

Wed. 8 p.m. Dick Gratton


Fran's Pub

116 S. Main St. New Hope, PA.



Mon. 8 p.m. Open Blues Jam

All shows 21+ 


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. Box Of Rain (Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia Tribute). Doors at 6 p.m., $15

Sat. 8 p.m. Jimmie Vaugh & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band. Doors at 6 p.m., $35 (Check for availability)

Sun. 6 p.m. JB Kline

Wed. 8 p.m. Pat Foran and Friends 

All shows 21+

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Ivy Tavern 

3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton

(609) 888-1435


Fri. 10 p.m. Tangled

Sat. 10 p.m. Beetles Pie (Beatles Tribute)

All shows 21+


John & Peter's 

96 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.

(215) 862-5981


Fri. 9 p.m.  Sage

Sat. (3 p.m.) Crosscut Saw (9 p.m.) The Wallace Brothers

Sun. 3 p.m. Ran Tan Toon

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

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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

All shows 21+ 


Patriot's Crossing

1339 River Rd. Titusville

(609) 737-2780


Fri. 7:30 p.m. Sensei Juan & The Black Belts


Pete's Steak House

523 Whitehorse Ave. Hamilton

(609) 585-8008

Fri. 9:30 p.m. Blind Lemmon Pie

Sat. 9:30 p.m. Infinite Bandwidth


Randy Now's Man Cave

134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown

(609) 424-3766


Sat./Sun. "Third Anniversary celebration"  Sun. 2 p.m./4 p.m. Richard X. Heyman  (Free Concert)


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 p.m.) DJ Wessy Wes (9 p.m.) Don't Call Me Francis

All Shows 21+

Sunsets at Cream Ridge

181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge

(609) 208-2500

Sat. 9 p.m. Out Of The Red

Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St. Hightstown

(609) 426-9345


Fri. 9 p.m. Barry Wasserman

Sat. 9 p.m. ArHouse

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 Rockn Ron

Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Darius the First

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


Fri. 9 p.m. (TBA)


The Record Collector

358 Farnsworth Ave. Bordentown

(609) 324-0880


Fri. 8 p.m. The Weeklings (New Release Party). All ages, Doors 7:30 p.m., $20 (advance)

The Sticky Wicket 

2465 South Broad St. Hamilton

(609) 439-0007

Fri. 9 p.m. (TBA)


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. Successful Failures

Sat. 9 p.m. Kevin Rotherham & Diarmuid McSweeney

Sun. 3 p.m. Derry Brigade

Tues. 9 p.m. Taylor Reed

Wed. 9 p.m. Paul Wiese

All shows  21+


Trenton Buzz

702 Pine St. Trenton

(609) 392-6000


Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic. w/ Hek Cat


Trenton Social

449 South Broad Street Trenton

(609) 989-7777


Thurs. 8 p.m. Cinema Thursdays Presents: "Rocky"

Fri. 7 p.m. First Friday

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

Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic.


Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)

400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.

(215) 862-8300


Fri. 10 p.m. Swift Technique. ($5 cover charge)

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

Sun. 7 p.m. Open Jam Night

Tues. 9 p.m. Challenge Accepted

All shows 21+


Wildflowers Inn

2572 Pennington Rd. Pennington

Sat. 9 p.m. Live Acoustic Rock 

Mon. 9 p.m. KaraokeROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...3/5/15

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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