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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...5/21/15

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/22/2015
"2008 was the first "William Control" CD. I was between records; a lull in my career," says the enigmatic front man William Control of William Control and The Neuromantic Boys. "I don't know; I've got a lot of things in my head that need to get out." 
Upon first glance and if one were to judge a book by it's cover; the outward appearance of this Seattle, WA based artist and his work could be misconstrued. The use of implied domination and overt sexual implications on CD covers and the band web site alludes to such but not so says Control, who views the name of the band and his music differently than suggested. "The band name comes from the last record, "Neuromancer" and my book title," he explained in halting tones. "It's a new romantic revival really. My songs are written about romance; more about adoration or devotions really." 
Back home in Washington State, Control is a member of the popular band "Aiden," who have been recording since circa. 2003. "We're an original band with seven albums and even some on vinyl. Aiden is my dance but when not with them I do what I want to do; that's how William came about." 
Control isn't enthralled with the current music climate in Seattle but he does respect the town's uncanny ability to often seemingly be ahead of the current trends. "Umm, honestly? I don't know if there really is a music scene in Seattle and if there is; it is too cool for me. I mean the whole grunge and Nirvana thing; Seattle was ahead of the curve. By the time they hit television the city had already moved on to something else, which is why I'm not sure if I fit in but it's a cool town; there is none more so than Seattle." 
With an inventory of four CDs, DVDs and an EP under the William Control moniker, plans for a new Aiden disc in the works and the current "Punishment Tour" under way; it's a wonder William finds time to be inspired and to write new material. "Melodies come first and what doesn't inspire me to write these things is the question. There's so much out there; I see a tree or a stretch of road and I'm inspired. There's no one particular thing and I like it that way. The tour itself has been going great man. It started just over two weeks ago and all of the shows have been great." 
Fresh off of wrapping up shows in NJ and New York City along with road mates Requiem and Justin Symbol; the three bands are in sync with one another as they head out to the southern half of the U.S. with a show tonight in Atlanta, GA then on to Florida for a couple followed by a blitz through the southwest before heading up the west coast and back home. 
What can one expect when seeing William Control and The Neuromatic Boys? A lot of songs they love or they're going to love. There will be less talk and more rock."
William Control can be found at .
That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!


Alchemist & Barrister

28 Witherspoon Street Princeton

(609) 924-5555


Thurs. 10 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band

Sun. 9 p.m. (TBA)

All shows 21+

Amarones Windsor Inn

29 Church St. Windsor

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(609) 448-7144


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

Fri. 8 p.m. Gyrl Band

Sat. 8 p.m. After Dark

Tues. 8 p.m. Ambiance the Duo

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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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Thurs.  6:30 p.m. Master, Solstice, Dismemberment, Hate Storm Annihilation. All ages, $15

Fri. 5 p.m. Anaal Nathrakh, Incite, Secrets Of The Sky, Ashen Wings, Eye Of Eternity, Johan Weimer, (TBA). All ages, $15

Sat. 5 p.m. Extractus, Johan Weimer, Doomsday Jesus, My Silent Winter, The Shit Show, Ne(me)sis, (TBA). All ages, $10

Sun. 5 p.m. Starkill, Malphas, Dark After Dawn, One Day Waiting, Damien The Cat, Animist, Divergence. All ages, $10/$12


Candlelight Lounge 

24 Passaic St. Trenton

(609) 695-9612


Sat. 3 p.m. Ladies In Jazz Special. (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

Wed. 9 p.m. Trivia Night


Dog & Bull Brew House

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

(215) 788-2855


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Thurs. 8 p.m. Soul Kitchen

Fri. (4 p.m.) "Happy Hour Jam" feat. Keli Vale Jazz Duo  (9 p.m.) Jay Regan

Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch Jam" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Wizard Duo

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

Mon. 8 p.m.  Mike Cono

Tues. 8 p.m. Mark Macmanus

Wed. 8 p.m. Dick Gratton


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

116 S. Main St. New Hope, PA.



Thurs. 9 p.m. Curtain Call

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Mon. 8 p.m. Open Blues Jam

All shows 21+ 


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. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party

Sat. 8:30 p.m. Rusty

Sun. 6 p.m. JB Kline Band

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

Wed. 8 p.m. Pat Foran & Friends feat. Black Cat Habit


Ivy Tavern 

3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton

(609) 888-1435


Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke

Fri. 10 p.m. F2 & the Anchovy Brothers

Sat. 10 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd. (CD Release Party)

All shows 21+


John & Peter's 

96 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.

(215) 862-5981

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Thurs. 9 p.m. Richard Loyd of Television

Fri. 9 p.m. The Hyde

Sat. (3 p.m.) The Fermenters  (9 p.m.) Brother Eye

Sun. (3 p.m.) Ran Tan Toon a Jazz Trio (9 p.m.) Collin J. Rocker

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

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

Sat. 9 p.m. Out Of The Red

All shows 21+ 


Patriot's Crossing

1339 River Rd. Titusville

(609) 737-2780


Fri. 7:30 p.m. Audiopilot

Sat. 7:30 p.m. Kevin Toft & The All Star Band


Pete's Steak House

523 Whitehorse Ave. Hamilton

(609) 585-8008


Fri. 9:30 p.m. Tangled

Sat. 9:30 p.m. The Polish Nannies


Randy Now's Man Cave

134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown

(609) 424-3766


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 RHO Waterfront

50 Riverview Plaza Trenton

(609) 393-7300


Thurs. Closed

Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour Buffet. $10 (8 p.m.) DJ Bob E Luv (9 p.m.) Soul Cruisers

Sat. Social dance w/ DJ Entertainment. $25

All Shows 21+

Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St. Hightstown

(609) 426-9345


Fri. 9 p.m. Dragonfly

Sat. 9 p.m. Anything Goes

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. Rainbow Fresh

Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Copacetic

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


Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Catholic Girls, (TBA)


The Record Collector

358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown

(609) 324-0880


Fri. 8 p.m. Bex Marshall Band. All ages, doors at 7:30 p.m., $15 (advance)


The Roost

181 Route 539 Cream Ridge

(609) 208-2500


Fri. 9 p.m. Out Of The Red 


The Sticky Wicket 

2465 South Broad St. Hamilton

(609) 439-0007


Sat. 9 p.m. Slightly Used (aka Dirty Red) 


The Sun National Bank Center 

81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton

(609) 656-3200


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The Yardley Country Club

1010 Reading Avenue Yardley, PA

(215) 493-4531


Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White & Tom Reock


Tir Na Nog 

1324 Hamilton Ave. Trenton

(609) 392-2554


Fri. 5 p.m. Eugene Wilson & Joey Kramer

Tues. 9 p.m. 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: (TBA) 

Fri. 7 p.m. First Friday

Sat. 10 a.m. Trenton Pork Roll Festival

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. The Get Right Band. ($5 cover charge)

Sat. 10 p.m. Josh Olmstead Band. ($5 cover charge)

Sun. 7 p.m. Open Jam Night

Tues. 9 p.m. Looseleaf Trio

All shows 21+


Wildflowers Inn

2572 Pennington Rd. Pennington

Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock 

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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