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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...4/23/15

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 04/23/2015

Sometimes an out of area show pops up that we need to be made aware of; this is one of them. 

“Sold Out” is how the latest press release reads for the “9th Annual Rock On The Range Music Festival” scheduled for May 15, 16 and 17 at Mapfre Stadium (Formerly Crew Stadium) in Columbus, Ohio.

A continuation of “The World’s Loudest Month,” yet another in the “Danny Wimmer Presents” series of rock festivals guaranteed to melt your face off or at the very least; your ears from start to finish.

Linkin Park, Slipknot and Judas Priest headline this event; once again sponsored by Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Crazy Dave’s Music Experience and Zippo Encore Music Experience, with an "Interactive graffiti art installation by Risk." There will also be a "Full vendor village” where those who attend will get to shop for their head banging pleasures and more. New this year to this love fest for metal heads will be the "Rolling Rock Comedy Tent," featuring major comedians such as Rob Schneider, Jim Norton and a cast of others as well as a “Battle of The Bands” competition with the winners receiving an all-expenses paid trip to Columbus to perform at the festival, over $15,000 in prizes and instruments and an Ernie Ball Strings endorsement.

The festivities kick off on Friday with a twenty one band line up including Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, along with Breaking Benjamin that promises to rock the grounds of Mapfre’s to its core.

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Saturday sees Judas Priest continue their “40th Anniversary Tour” as part of the mayhem which is sure to ensue when so many giants of this genre get together in one place. Shall the Priest not be enough to incite a rockin’ good time; how about Godsmack, Papa Roach or Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts? There are a scheduled eighteen acts for your Saturday entertainment guaranteed to have bodies slamming, moshing and crowd surfing; a true air drummers and guitarists paradise.

Sunday continues to blister eardrums with Linkin Park, Rise Against, Volbeat, Halestorm and Anthrax kicking butt and taking no prisoners as they, along with fifteen additional hardcore and metal acts close the three day extravaganza with a bang.

Those who can no longer attend this now totally sold out, three day concert for the ages; can now see what they’re missing by tuning to the official broadcast partner of “Rock On the Range;” AXS TV. Considered by many to be the best cable music channel around today, AXS will be bringing every power chord and cymbal crash into homes all across the land.

To find out about all of the festivities, ticket information, bands and sponsors; please go to Closer to home, '60's / '70's performer "Melanie" is at the Open Arts Stage Theater in Bordentown, NJ. Former City Gardens main man and current proprietor of the Man Cave, Randy NOW brings us yet another classic entertainer from days gone by; this time it's Melanie. This iconic performer brought us the hits "Brand New Key" and "Look What they've Done to My Song Ma," made famous by Ray Charles and performed at Woodstock. Opening up for Melanie are '80's sensations, "The Catholic Girls." Throw back with these great performers that have stood the test of time after coming out of two very turbulent decades. Show time is 8:30 p.m., doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 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


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Fri. 8:30 p.m. Never Enough

Amarones Windsor Inn

29 Church St. Windsor


(609) 448-7144


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

Fri. 8 p.m. Kindred Spirit

Sat. 8 p.m. Shore Soundz

Wed. 7:30 p.m. Robert Bruce


Blend Bar & Bistro

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911 Highway 33, Hamilton

(609) 245-8887


Fri. 9 p.m. Polish Nannies

Tues. 8 p.m. Triviajam


The Backstage at Championship Bar 

931 Chambers St. Trenton


Fri. 4 p.m. The Venetia Fair, Icarus The Owl, Que Sera, Cut The Act, Flammable Animals, Cortana, Brock Landers, Ingdorf. All ages, $10/$12

Sat. 6 p.m. II the Breather, As Beings, Under The Red Hood, Breathing Ashes, Ne(me)sis.  All ages, $12/$14

Sun. 4 p.m. The Bunny The bear, Aurin, A Minor Error, FireHaze, (TBA). All ages, $12

Wed. 4 p.m. The Animal In Me, Like Monroe, Assassins, Made In March, Dreadful Recognition, Descend Into Grey, Lost In Translation, Earthbound, Immortal.  All ages, $10/$12


Candlelight Lounge 

24 Passaic St. Trenton

(609) 695-9612


Sat. 3 p.m.  Jeff Hacksworth Sax Quartet. (No cover-$10 minimum)


Chickie's & Pete's

183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown

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(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. Mia Johnson

Fri. (4 p.m.) "Happy Hour Jam" w/ Keli Vale Jazz Duo  (9 p.m.) Johnny Moskal

Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch Jam" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Mojo and the Helper Monkeys

Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale jazz Duo (3 p.m.) Visoon

Mon. 8 p.m. Cow Band In The Sand

Tues. 8 p.m. Mark Macmanus

Wed. 8 p.m. Jay Regan


Dubh Linn Square 

167 Rte. 130 North Bordentown

(609) 298-7100


Thurs. Ladies Night

Sun. 4 p.m. Irish Sessions

Mon. Military Day


Fran's Pub

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116 S. Main St. New Hope, PA.



Thurs. 9 p.m. Curtain Call

Mon. 8 p.m. Open Blues Jam

All shows 21+ 


Halo Pub

4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square

(609) 586-1811


Sat. 7 p.m. Dick Gratton and Linda Lee


Havana New Hope

105 S. Main Street. New Hope, Pa. 

(215) 862-9897


Thurs. 10 p.m. "Beat The Clock" College Night DJ Dance Party

Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Seraphine's BadAss  Rockin' Big Band. Doors at 6 p.m., $50

Sat. 8:30 p.m. Sindi Raymond Band

Sun. 1 p.m. "Shadfest 2015" w/ The Naturals

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

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Wed. 8 p.m. Pat Foran & Friends

All shows 21+


Ivy Tavern 

3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton

(609) 888-1435


Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke

Fri. 10 p.m. Gunsmoke

Sat. 10 p.m. The Dawgs

All shows 21+


John & Peter's 

96 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.

(215) 862-5981


Thurs. 9 p.m. "Comedy Night Presents:" Tom Van Horn

Fri. 9 p.m. Ammunition

Sat. (3 p.m.) The Silks  (9 p.m.) Atomic Sky w/ Shadow Souls & The Fletchers

Sun. (3 p.m.) "Miss Pumpkin Presents:" A Drag Show Benefit (9 p.m.) Collin J. Rocker 

Mon. 9 p.m. Mountain John Birthday Show

Tues. 9 p.m. DJ Aggreschen

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

All shows 21+ 


Patriot's Crossing

1339 River Rd. Titusville

(609) 737-2780


Fri. 7:30 p.m. Georgia

Sat. 7:30 p.m. Dan Zimmerman & The Torquebillies


Pete's Steak House

523 Whitehorse Ave. Hamilton

(609) 585-8008


Fri. 9:30 p.m. Infinite Bandwidth

Sat. 9:30 p.m. Kindred Spirit


Randy Now's Man Cave

134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown

(609) 424-3766


Sat. 8:30 p.m. Melanie/The Catholic Girls. All ages, Doors at 8 p.m., $30 (advance) $35 (day of show)

(This show takes place at the Open Arts Stage Theater Located at 146 U.S. 130 South)


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. $10 

Sat. 9 p.m. "Mature and Classy" Dance Event w/ DJ Entertainment. Ages 30+, $20

All Shows 21+


Small World Coffee

14 Witherspoon Street Princeton

(609) 924-4377


Sat. 8:30 p.m. Mr. Chris and the Alley Band

Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St. Hightstown

(609) 426-9345


Fri. 9 p.m. FarCry

Sat. 9 p.m. Black Rose

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. Jam Lab

Sat. 10 p.m. Stereo87

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

Wed. 8:30 p.m. Tune Trivia (10:30 p.m.) DJ Rockn Ron


The Millhill Basement

300 South Broad St Trenton

(609) 989-1600


Fri. 9 p.m. Walk The Plank, Aggro Or Die, Future/Primitive, Condition Oakland. $6


The Record Collector

358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown

(609) 324-0880

Fri.  8 p.m. Soraia/Vertigogo. All ages, doors at 7:30 p.m., $12 (advance)

Sat. 8 p.m. The Doughboys "Hot Beat Stew" release party. All ages, doors at 7:30, $12 (advance)


The Sticky Wicket 

2465 South Broad St. Hamilton

(609) 439-0007


Fri. 9 p.m. D*Luxe, the band

Sat. 9 p.m. No Way Out


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. (5 p.m.) Eugene O'Neal & Joey Kramer (9 p.m.) David Falcone

Sat. 9 p.m. Rick Winowski

Tues. 9 p.m. Open Mic. w/ Jerry Monk

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. 8:30 p.m. Cinema Thursday Presents: m

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. Steal Your Face. ($5 cover charge)

Sat. 10 p.m. Ceramic Animal. ($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

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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