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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites....7/11/14


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 07/11/2014
College of New Jersey Alumni Cat London has been in the entertainment business since she was a young child. Music and dance first captivated her when she was a newbie and is still a huge part of her make up today. The release of 2012's "Box of Chocolates," a six song EP was instrumental in bringing Cat's incredible music ability to the forefront. The young girl who had booked herself in Coffee Houses by the time she was seventeen, had suddenly grabbed the Jersey Shore music scene by the throat and forced the few remaining who hadn't done so already, to take notice.


Life however, is full of twists and turns and after a wildly successful EP release party Cat let her path meander off course a bit, pursuing instead, another avenue; that of improv comedy. The raven haired solo artist had begun to re-awaken another passion and having dabbled in it while in college in Ewing, NJ; the transition was very natural. So much so, that Cat now teaches her own improv classes, plays parts in several groups and is very comfortable in her role as student, teacher and contributing comic.


Next Saturday July 19, Cat is using all of her resources and talents as she has organized a charity event benefitting "Move For Hunger," an organization whose name reflects exactly what it does. "Move For Hunger" seeks out individuals, families or anyone vacating a home and willing comes out to take all non perishable food items; even going as far to pack them up. They then take them to the local food bank where they will be distributed to families in need.


"I've known Adam (Move For Hunger head man Adam Lowy) for several years now," said London. "He has been booking me through my music. I've been doing improv for about ten years and professionally now for about four years and Adam; he's become a close friend of mine. I am doing this now because I finally feel like now is the time. I finally feel comfortable enough and I've got the experience where I can do it and the Art Center has been kind enough to give us the venue to do it so..."


Cat's voice trailed off but quickly became excited once again as she spoke fondly of the three improv troops who will be performing at the benefit. "I have been working with these troops for the last two years, Helicopter Dance-Off is local to Asbury Park, McDonald and Carney and Wells Fargeaux are doing this as well. They are normally a ten person troop but I'm not sure how many they will be bringing along; I'm thinking possibly at least eight of their members. They are funny and such great people to work with."


Cat says that the show will be comprised of "Short Form" and "Long Form" comedy as well as "Gimmicky games and scenes" reminiscent of the popular TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" "Most of the night will be made up of audience suggestions," she explained. "This will be true improv (laughs)."



 
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AS far as London's music career goes; "Well, my music is under wraps right now," she said with a laugh. "I am working on a new CD and a video. This one will be vastly different from my other one; it's a concept album and the amount of tunes on it will be directly related to how much I can raise through a Kickstarter; but stay tuned."


This 8 p.m. all ages show will be held at the Middletown Arts Center located at 36 Church Street in Middletown, NJ. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available at www.middletownartcenter.org.


To discover more about Move For Hunger, please go to www.moveforhunger.org and to catch up on Cat London, please go to www.ilovecatmusic.com .


Locally, Tom Reock is doing it again with another Reock & Roll Review July 12 and 13 at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theater. This mid-summer show is a virtual highlight reel of the previous six classic rock albums that Reock and his amazing assembled cast have recreated in the past. The Beatles "White Album," The Who's "Quadrophenia," Allman Brothers "Eat A Peach," Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's "Deja Vu," The Band's "Music From Big Pink" and Eric Clapton's "Journeyman" will all be featured in this great musical recreation of rock legends and Reocks now legendary series. Saturday's performance is an 8 p.m. show and Sunday is a 2 p.m. matinee; both shows have a ticket price of $25. To obtain tickets, please visit the Kelsey Theater box office or purchase on line at www.kelseyatmccc.org .


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

THIS WEEKS CALENDAR LISTINGS



 
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Alchemist & Barrister

28 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-5555

Wed. 10 p.m. Open mic. night Hosted by Eric Puliti

All shows 21+

Amarones Windsor Inn

29 Church St. Windsor



 
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(609) 448-714

Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Scott Gager & Debbie

Fri. 8 p.m. Just Us

Sat. 8 p.m. (TBA)

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

Wed. 7 p.m. FREE Salsa Lessons

Big Shots Bar and Grill/Hebe Music Lounge

835 E Rte. 130 South, Burlington

(609) 267-1200

Fri. 7 p.m. Peace Creeps, Steve Oakley Band, Roxy Rollz.

Sat. 7 p.m. Mo Lawda and The Humble, Mid-west Exposure, Shadowplay, The Muffin Man.

Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic.

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


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



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


Fri./Sat. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton


The Backstage at Championship Bar
931 Chambers St. Trenton

(609) 394-7437


Fri. 5 p.m. October 31, RattleheaD, Solace of Requiem, Midnight Hellion, Paralysis, WE...Our War, Godless A.D. All ages, $10/$12

Sat. 5 p.m. Liars & Legends (EP Release), Far Beyond The Sunrise, My Flesh May Fail, The Red Collective, Lightning Arms, Sithis, All For One. All ages, $8/$10.

Wed. 4 p.m. The Bunny The Bear, I Omega, Doing Better, STFU, First of Autum, Nobody Yet, The Dark Matters, (TBA). All ages, $12/$14

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

Fran's Pub

116 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa.

(215)862-5539

Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Night

Sat. 7 p.m. Steamboat Annie

Sun. 3 p.m. Polish Nannies



 
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Mon. 8 p.m. Open Mic Blues Jam

All shows 21+

Halo Pub

4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton

(609) 586-1811

Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Plumeri & Joe Zook

Halo Pub

9 Hullfish St. Princeton

(609) 921-1710

Sat. 6 p.m. The Ragtime Relics

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


Thurs. 6 p.m. Uncle Ernie and Xanders Badabing Cigar Lounge Present: The Summer Smoke Out

Fri. 8 p.m. "Long Live Rock" A tribute to The Who


Sat. 8 p.m. "HMFO" A Tribute to Hall & Oates

Sun. 3 p.m. Ladies 2000



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

Wed. 8 p.m. Sammy Flow $5 (cover charge)

All shows 21+

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

Fri. 10 p.m. F2 and The Anchovy Brothers

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. Mark Riccadonna CD Release Comedy Show

Fri. 9 p.m. Chris Harford Presents: Floated, Wreaths, Satellite Hearts

Sat. (3 p.m.) The World of 3 (9:30 p.m.) Wild Rice

Sun. 3 p.m. The Fermenters

Mon. Open Mic. w/ Chris

Wed. The Invitational (Featuring John & Peter's House Band)
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

Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Steve Bross

Fri. 7:30 p.m. Jesse Elliot Band

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


Fri. 9:30 p.m. Mr. Lucky

Sat. 9:30 p.m. F2 and The Anchovy Brothers

RHO Waterfront


50 Riverview Plaza Trenton


(609) 393-7300

Thurs. 9 p.m. College Night w/ DJ Jeff Scott

Fri. (5 p.m.) Sarah Copley $10 Buffet (9 p.m.) The Eddie Testa Band (10:30 p.m.) DJ Jimmie Palumbo


All Shows 21+

Sunsets at Cream Ridge

181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge

(609) 208-2500

Fri. 9:30 p.m. Kevin Toft and The All Stars

Sat. 9:30 p.m. That '80's Acoustic Band


Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St. Hightstown
(609) 426-9345


Fri. 9 p.m. Sneak Attack

Sat. 9 p.m. Dragonfly

Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night

The Cool Cricket

216 4th St. Fieldsboro

(609) 291-9110

Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke

Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong

Sun. 1 p.m. Bikes, Beers, Burgers

The Man Cave

134 Farnsworth Ave. Bordentown

(609) 424-3766

Sat. 8 p.m. Amy Faden. Doors at 7:30 p.m., $5

The Ivy Inn

248 Nassau St. Princeton

(609) 921-8555

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

Fri. 10 p.m. All For Bettee

Sat. 10 p.m. never Enough

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

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

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

Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke

Fri. 9 p.m. Monzter Zero

Sat. 9:30 p.m. Stellar

All shows 21+

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

Sat. 7 p.m. Trenton Freedom vs. Lehigh Valley Steelhawks

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


Fri. 9 p.m. Matt Kennedy

Sat. 9 p.m. David Falcone

All shows 21+

Trenton Social

449 South Broad Street Trenton

(609) 989-7777

Thurs. 8 p.m. Cinema Thursdays Presents: American Reel

Fri. 10 p.m. Friday night w/ Jay Kountree & Jaxx

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

Tues. 9 p.m. LiveMusic/Open Mic.

Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300


Fri. 10 p.m. Juggling Suns. $5 (cover charge)

Sat. 10 p.m. Red Letter Days. $5 (cover charge)

Sun. 7 p.m. Open Jam Night

Wed. 9 p.m. Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-state Coalition.

All shows 21+

Wildflowers Inn


2572 Pennington Rd. Pennington


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

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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