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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...7/23/15


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 07/24/2015
"I've been playing guitar for 30 years. I started, oh God, my first band was when I was nine or ten years old; we were called Thunderbolt," laughed an excited Brian Quinn, the newest member of "Le Projet" and "Candlebox." "We played two songs well; "Wild Thing" and "Hey Joe" in our parents basements but hey, it was a start." 
 
Hailing from Pittston, PA, a working class, coal mining town situated between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre with rolling hills as a backdrop; Quinn now thrives on much larger stages in larger cities. "I don't know if I can specify one gig that cemented it for me but I do remember playing a reunion show with my former band Octane at the Electric Factory in Philly; the place was packed. I never knew that the band, or just didn't see it, either way I didn't realize we, or it were as popular as it was. I'm so glad that I stuck with it and it really set the tone for what was to come."
 
Quinn a two time "Philadelphia Music Award" winner for "Best Guitarist" in 2001 and 2004 and a critically acclaimed performer is loved by the press and has toured with or opened for some of rock's biggest acts. Metallica, Seether, Kid Rock, Zakk Wylde, Warren Haynes, Deftones, Sevendust, Candlebox and many more are among the ones lucky enough to have seen or shared in Quinn's talents. However, it was the last two bands with which Quinn left an impression. "I literally just got hired to do this full time. My band at the time, well my current band, Fosterchild; we were/are on a hiatus and I was doing a lot of freelancing; we were signed to a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Records. We had done a show in New York City and we had become buddies with Kevin Martin who asked me if I'd be interested in  doing some recording with his projects. I did that and then another and I kind of thought, OK this was cool, I got paid for the session and it was a great experience and that was that. Later on I ran into Kevin at NAMM out in California and he said that they were thinking about adding another guitarist for Le Projet; then the guitarist left the band and I was asked to step in." 
 
Le Prejet, a side project of Martin and Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose; has led directly to all that is right with Quinn's career at the moment. "Le Projet is a little bit different than how I'm used to working and totally different from how I am used to working in studio. This is a different process; in the past I used to write, work it out, try different things then record. In this band it's focused on writing then recording; it's a very organic process. We do the pre-production work and then we are recording and within hours we have scratch tracks down. The whole thing is rapid fire, guerrilla writing, add what you feel will fit and get it done; it's a really organic vibe and I love it! Here's a good example; we just finished a track and it's already in the final stages, it's an interesting mix, I haven't heard it yet but I'm looking forward to it. Now with Candlebox, the tour started Thursday in Louisiana and our first full rehearsal was Wednesday," he stated with a chuckle. "I'm not worried, I know the material, it was just a matter of getting together before we started the tour. We've got the original drummer from Pearl Jam, Dave Krusen with us; I'm just so anxious to get started!" 
 
Quinn is loving the experiences of a national tour and performing with such a talented cast of players and looks forward to the challenges that lay ahead. "Like I said; it's a baptism of fire for sure but I can't wait for it to start and I'm sure it's going to be great! I welcome what is yet to come!"
 
To discover more about Brian Quinn; please go to www.brianquinnguitar.com . 
 
Lisa Sherman, the woman who brought us "Decades of Divas" and her "Songbird" shows will be rockin' Tim McLoone's Supper Club located at  1200 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ on Saturday July 25 as she presents: "The Best of Bonnie Raitt-An Evening Tribute to the Woman and Her Music." Join this talented performer and her assembled cast as they recreate the music of the Grammy Award winning Raitt, done only as Sherman can; full tilt, all out and to perfection. Tickets are $25 and with each purchased seat $1 will be donated to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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






THIS WEEKS CALENDAR LISTINGS 
 

Alchemist & Barrister


28 Witherspoon Street Princeton

(609) 924-5555

 

Thurs. 10 p.m. The Beagles

Sun. 9 p.m. Kenny Cunningham

Wed. 10 p.m. Open mic w/ Kevin Rovner



 
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All shows 21+

 


Amarones Windsor Inn








29 Church St. Windsor

 

(609) 448-7144

 

Fri. 8 p.m. F2 & The Anchovy Brothers

Sat. 8 p.m. After Dark



 
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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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Fri. 7 p.m.  "Melissa's 30th Birthday Bash" feat. Maximum Oversatan, Endless Lament, Exinfernum, Lesch-Nyhan, (TBA). All ages, $10

Sat. 5 p.m. Blue Son, Darren Deicide, Fastride, Escape From Crete, Reckless Serenade, Experiment 34, Dead Robins. All ages, $10

 

Candlelight Lounge 

24 Passaic St. Trenton

(609) 695-9612



 

Sat. 3 p.m. Sylvia Cuena Drum 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

Wed. 9 p.m. Trivia Night

 

City Streets

510 Route 130 South East Windsor

(609) 426-9400

 

Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Superman Steve 

Fri. 9 p.m. Crossfire



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

Wed. 6:30 p.m. Rich Genoval

 

Dog & Bull Brew House

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

(215) 788-2855

 

Thurs. 8 p.m. Soul Kitchen

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

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.) Mike Bortnick

Tues. 8 p.m. Mike Cono

Wed. 8 p.m. Mark Macmanus

 

Fran's Pub



116 S. Main St. New Hope, PA.

(215)862-5539

 

Thurs. 9 p.m. Curtain Call

Mon. 8 p.m. Open Blues Jam



 
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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. Fresh and Crisp Night


Sat. 8:30 p.m. Shot of Southern

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

Wed. 8 p.m. Pat Foran & Friends

 

Ivy Tavern 

3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton

(609) 888-1435

 

Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke

Fri. 10 p.m. Blind Lemmon Pie

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. John & Peter's Comedy Presents: Sean Lynch



 
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Fri. 9 p.m. Jerry Feiss & Friends

Sat. (3 p.m.) Bootstrap Bandits Record Release Show (9 p.m.) Moonbreaker

Sun. (3 p.m.) Miss Pumpkin Presents: A Drag Show Benefit (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

 

Nook's Pourhouse

2043 Rte. 130 South Florence

(609) 447-0927

 

Fri. 9 p.m. The Polish Nannies

 

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. Buffalo Trixx

Sat. 7:30 p.m. (TBA)

 

Pete's Steak House

523 Whitehorse Ave. Hamilton

(609) 585-8008

 

Fri. 9:30 p.m. Joe Hoyer and Friends

Sat. 9:30 p.m. Tangled

 

Randy Now's Man Cave

134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown

(609) 424-3766

 

Thurs. 8 p.m. Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses. Doors at 7:30 p.m., $25 (advance) This show takes place at The Open Arts Stage 146 Rte. 130 South Bordentown, NJ

 

RHO Waterfront








50 Riverview Plaza Trenton



(609) 393-7300

 

Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour Buffet. $10 (8:30 p.m.) Black Frost

Sat. "Anthony Walker Presents" (6 p.m.) Luau. Ages for men 30+/women 27+, $20 (advance) (10:30 p.m.) Saturday Night Live. Ages for men 25+/women 23+, $20 (advance)



Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St. Hightstown

(609) 426-9345

 



Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night 

 

The Cool Cricket

216 4th St. Fieldsboro

(609) 291-9110

 

Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction

 

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 Darius

Sat. 10 p.m. El Ka Bong

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

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

 

The Sticky Wicket 

2465 South Broad St. Hamilton

(609) 439-0007

 

Fri. 9 p.m. Rivers Bend

Sat. 9 p.m. Drunk Monkeys

 

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. The Shantys

Sat. 9 p.m. Mike Barniskis

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

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 Rocket Boys. ($5 cover charge)

Sat. 10 p.m. Bella's Bartok. ($5 cover charge)

Sun. 7 p.m. Open Jam Night



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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