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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...07/05/18

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 07/06/2018

"We picked Tuesday nights and it's not always the same Tuesday nights necessarily because it used to be a pretty open night but everything around here is getting busier and busier so the competition for an audience is growing. No matter what night you pick, there seems to be eight other things going on that compete for an audience," says David Vargo, creator of, "The Pierce Sessions" on how this fantastic monthly original performance showcase struggles for consistent visibility. 

Vargo is no stranger to the entertainment world, his resume includes playing and touring with Whitney HoustonRupert Holmes (Yes, the "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" guy ) and Phoebe Snow. An accomplished guitarist and songwriter himself, David had been flying below the radar somewhat until recent years when he resurfaced with a debut disc and a renewed sense of performing. Vargo's talent, likability and engaging personality allowed him to slip right back into the local and surrounding Jersey Shore music communities with ease and the, "Pierce Sessions" are a direct result of those factors or perhaps it's more like accidentally volunteering. 

"Well, we have the events, hence the name, at the Pierce Presbyterian Church in Farmingdale. I'm on the board of, "Musicians On A Mission" and we had been doing our, MOAM-Palooza" there for years and I had gotten to be pretty friendly with the pastor of the church and a couple of years ago he said to me, "I have a very small contingency here and I'd really like to be using this church for more, people should be coming here and using this" and my response was, well why not try hosting music events and he said, "Good, go ahead!" " So August of 2016 we did our first, "Pierce Session" and although it has changed a bit since the first one which was comprised of George WirthGorilla Bob and myself, the three of us each did a set with a dessert intermission in between and essentially we gave the people two hours of singer songwriters. Since then we've moved to just a two performer format with two 45 minute sets and a coffee and dessert intermission and it's over but yes, August of this year will be two years already." 

Nearly two years of bringing some of the most talented local artists and even some players who are just passing through has had its rewards but Vargo relies mostly upon relationships he's built to assist with filling the performer slots and the seats.

"Mostly personal relationships," he stated with a sense of accomplishment. "Being a singer songwriter you tend to know a lot of people and I get approached by a lot of people, most of which are not a good fit; I try and keep the talent level pretty high for this thing. I get some people coming through on tour sometimes, people like Jack Petruzzelli (The Fab Faux, Patti Smith Group, Joan Osborne) and Cameron Grider did a show in between Jack's touring schedule and Renee Maskin from Lowlight in between her tours and we've got a guy coming through from California but mostly it has been local people that we are trying to give a venue to play. It is very much a listening room, people will clap but there is usually no talking as everyone is there to listen; it's been slow but we are starting to develop a nice audience for ourselves." 

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The sessions are free of charge but people are encouraged to bring desserts for the intermission; the artists work for tips and Vargo says that the crowds can be rather, "Generous." He also credits local original music supporter, photographer and promoter Brenda Wirth with some inspiration.

"We ask people to bring a dessert to share. I'm not even quite sure where that came from; I guess it was almost a Brenda Wirth kind of thing; kind of like when she would do house concerts that were a pot luck but I didn't want to turn it into a whole dinner thing, however I thought if people can bring a dessert that it would become more of a communal thing and not everybody does bring one but there's always enough there and people get to mingle with themselves and also with the talent which is kind of nice. They get to know the artists a little better and because of that relationship; we don't charge admission for this thing but people who come buy merchandise and they tip and the tips have been very generous. We've had some artists make the money on a Tuesday night that they would make on a Saturday night at a full gig. The first two shows we did, we didn't even think of a tip jar and then we started putting it out but we've had some really talented people perform and even if there's only 20 people in the audience they are still getting some great tips." 

So what does Vargo have planned for the series or to try and grow the audience? "I'd like to continue it as it's only once a month, pretty close to my house and doesn't take up too much of my time. I like having the opportunity to bring new ears to these artists but the biggest problem is building an audience but at the last show we had around 40 people and for us that's a pretty good night. We are getting some help from the local businesses as far as promotion and I've been reaching out to the local press to get it out there as opposed to just online. So I'd like to keep doing it and I'd love to get the audiences up to around 50 people or better. Everybody who plays the event seems to love it. They love playing the church because of the sound, there's always a nice audience, they make a few dollars and most ask to come back. What I'm thinking of doing is utilizing the large landscaping venue down the street which has a beautiful patio; I'm thinking of doing an afternoon fundraiser for charity bringing the players who have appeared at the Pierce Sessions and we can all play together to draw attention to the sessions and raise a few dollars for charity too."

This month's session is scheduled for July 17 at 7:30 p.m. and features two artists. "Matt Telliho and the Well Wish and that touring guy from California is John Elliott," he said with a laugh. " Currently we are booked out; I'm booking December right now so we will be full at least through the end of this year."

When asked exactly why he does it and if he has put any limits on his involvement, David is quite candid in his response. He also elaborated on the toughest part of the process; rejecting people who may be a bit below the standard he seeks. 

"That's a good question," he said with a laugh as he gathered his thoughts. "One thing is that it's not really taking up much of my time and not too much work and as I said it's close to my home. My time gets crazy with six, seven, eight shows of my own a month, recording sessions both mine and with others but with the exception of one person who didn't show up as a performer, the performers have been great and I like the fact that I can bring people in that I like and give them an audience and give the audience someone they may not have heard before. Will that wear off? Who knows, a year from now it might (laughs) but the hardest part of this is telling people who may not be up to par that I can't get them in and trying to figure out a way to say that nicely without hurting feelings. The problem with a lot of entertainers is that they can't hear themselves or don't want to hear themselves and face that they may not be as good as others around them. My first thing when people approach me is to tell them to come to a show first and see what it's all about. They may come to the event and decide that maybe it's not for them, I mean not everyone wants to play to a total listening room because it can be a very nervous experience. Renee Maskin who toured with The Pretenders was nervous as all Hell to play in a church because the people are sitting very close and just listening and that's not for everybody. I'm hoping that those people will come, see the level of talent and decide that they are just not ready yet. That's the only downside of doing this so far." 

His solo career has received rave reviews stemming from the release of his first CD, "Burning Through" and word on the street is that he's back in the studio recording the follow up. "I'm recording but nowhere near close to releasing anything yet. I'm hoping to release a single sometime this summer but the full thing probably not until October or so." 

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Buoyed by initial success, a growing audience and a wide open future, Vargo wants the, "Pierce Sessions" to continue to grow and evolve and will continue to bring the best possible talent to the little church located at 42 Main Street in Farmingdale. 

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

This week's event listings

Alchemist & Barrister  
28 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-5555  
Thurs. "Pasta and Sinatra Night"  
Wed. 10 p.m. (TBA)  
Arts Council of Princeton  
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Summer Courtyard Concert Series" feat. Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba. (FREE Admission) 
Bill's Olde Tavern  
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton  
(609) 586-0192  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia  
Ages 21+  
Blend Bar & Bistro  
911 Highway 33 Hamilton  
(609) 245-8887  
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia  Jam  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Bowman's Tavern  
1600 River Road New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2972  
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Soul Custody
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Fermenters
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room  
19 E. Union Street Burlington  
(609) 733-3562  
Sat. 9 p.m. Day Go Red
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Brian Bortnick
Brothers Pizza
871 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 586-2707
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music On The Patio" feat. (TBA)
Bruno's Bicycles, One Sweet Ride
19 South Main Street Allentown
(609) 208-0544
Fri. 7 p.m. "Artists On The Avenue" feat. Jet Weston & the Atomic Ranch Hands
BT Restaurant 
2031 Route 130 South Burlington  
(609) 499-1355  
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough   
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Burlington County Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard Westampton
Fri. (5 p.m.) Random Notes (7 p.m.) Jimmy Buffet Songs w/ "Parrot Beach"
Sat. 7 p.m. Big Bleau Band
Caffe Galleria
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2400
Fri. 7 p.m. Sourland
Candlelight Lounge  
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612  
Sat. 3 p.m. (TBA) $10 (cover charge/$10 Minimum includes buffet)  
Tues. 6 p.m. "Tuesday Jazz Jam" Open Session feat. James Stewart / Tom Littwin Trios. $5 (Lite appetizers)
Championship Bar
931 Chambers street Trenton
(609) 396-5457
Sat. 6 p.m. Secrets, Indighxst, My Last Breath, Dig Deep, Silent Culture. All ages, $13/$15
Tues. 8 p.m. "Every Tuesday Jam Night" Hosted by Nikki & Caleb
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown  
(609) 298-9182  
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Music Night  
Wed. 9 p.m. Quizzo Trivia  
City Streets  
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor  
(609) 426-9400
Mon. 9 p.m. "Malibu Mondays"   
Tues. 9 p.m. Trivia w/ Jessie & Chelsea  
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval  
125 South Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 241-7103  
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Experiment 34
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Sat. 11 a.m. "Good Karma Day" feat. (11:30 a.m.) Eco Del Sur (2:45 p.m.) Gypsy Funk Squad. $10 (advance) includes wine tasting, glass and prizes.
Sun. 1 p.m. John & Maggs
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night" and Dance Party w/ Frankie "O"
Fri. 9 p.m. Darryl Gibson
Sat. 9 p.m. Tymes 2
Sun. 10 a.m. Live Jazz Brunch Buffet 
Wed. 7 p.m. "Dine and Dance" w/ Radio Personality Bob Pantano.   
Dog & Bull Brew House  
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.  
(215) 788-2855  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dane
Fri. 9 p.m. Jeff Zambino
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. David Dzubinski Group (9 p.m.) Gypsy Mother
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (4 p.m.) Wil Paquette 
Frans Pub
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-5539
Fri. 8 p.m. Kim Yarson Band
Sat. 8 p.m. 60 Sense
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978  
Fri. 8 p.m. Jim Delre Band
Sat. 8 p.m. The Polish Nannies
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616
Please check web site for upcoming events
Grover's Mill Coffee House  
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction  
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri. (8:30 p.m.) Castle Lane (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Toga Party (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. (3 p.m.) Jersey Angels (4 p.m.) "All Ages Birthday Bash" w/ John Eddie. Doors at 3 p.m., $15 (Advance/Kids $10)
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Jerry Rowan/Little Miss Love Jones
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell  
(609) 466-1964 
Sat. 8 p.m. James Maddock
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn  
15 East Broad Street Hopewell  
(609) 466-9889  
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night  
Hopewell Valley Vineyards  
46 Yard Avenue Pennington  
(609) 737-4465  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Open Mic
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Catmoondaddy
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Victor Tarassov
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Thieves and Poets
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill  
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(267) 914-4517  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher  
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam  
Iron Plow Vineyards  
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus  
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 6 p.m. Gregg Parker
Sat. 2 p.m. Ed Wilson & Carol Brooks
Sun. 1 p.m. Gail & Dennis 
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Sat. 9 p.m. Audio Pilot
All shows 21+  
Jake's Eatery  
869 Bustleton Pike Richboro, PA  
(215) 322-6787  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night" 
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Night  
Jimmy's Firestone American Grill
140 Route 130 South Bordentown
(609) 291-0200
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Bar Games and Trivia"
John & Peter's  
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa  
(215) 862-5981 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Summer Tony & His Magical Musical Friends
Fri. 9 p.m. Jared Mancuso       
Sat. (3 p.m.) TBA  (9:30 p.m.) Mr. Revelator
Sun. (3 p.m.) TKM Band (9:30 p.m.) Rosey Bengal
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic.  
Tues. 9 p.m. RAM/Ben Clark
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational  
All shows 21+ 
Jo-Jo's Tavern
2677 Nottingham Way Mercerville
(609) 586-2678
Sat. 10 p.m. DiBartolo, Leahy and Clayton
Killarney's Publick House  
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 586-1166 
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Girls Night Out "Pound and Pour"
Sat. 1 p.m. Roundabout 360
Sun. 1 p.m. Jean Therapy Duo
Wed. 6 p.m. "Laurita Summer Grill Night"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 7 p.m. Jager Soprano
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Zeke Sky Band
Sun. 11 am "Jazz Brunch" feat. (TBD)
Mamma Rosa's  
572 Klockner Road Hamilton  
(609) 588-5454  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Richard Schneider  
Sun. 6 p.m. Jenny Cat
McGuinn's Place  
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence  
(609) 392-0599  
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Ages 21+  
McStews Irish Sports Pub  
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(215) 949-9570  
Thurs. 10:30 p.m."Beer Pong" w/ DJ RV & MC Slim          
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike  
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Kirchner Entertainment  
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road Windsor
(609) 448-1947
Sat. 2 p.m. "Mercer County Jazz Festival" feat. (2:20 p.m.) Bob Pollitt (3:40 p.m.) AyA (5 p.m.) Jeffrey Bradshaw (6:30 p.m.) The Baylor Project. $20
Sun. 8 p.m. "Country In The Park" feat. Brett Young, Dylan Scott, Morgan Evans, Ashley McBryde, Mitchell Tenpenny, Tyler Rich. ("Tailgating Only" lot opens at 12 p.m. $15 per car. General lots open at 3 p.m. $5 per car)
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600  
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase 
Mill Hill Park
165 East Front Street Trenton
Thurs. 12 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Mill Hill Park Levitt Amp Concert Series
165 East Front Street Trenton
Thurs. 5 p.m. Marcus Anderson w/ Doris Spears. (FREE Admission)
Music On Main
15 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
Sat. 7 p.m. Ja-Tun & Random Acts of Soul
Music On The Street
16 South State Street Newtown, PA
Thurs. 6 p.m. Glenn McCollum
Nook's PourHouse  
2043 Route 130 South Florence  
(609) 447-0927  
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics  
Nottingham Tavern  
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square  
(609) 587-6623  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Super Dave  
Fri. 9 p.m. Jerry Monk, Joe Kramer, Marty Paglione
Sat. 9 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Tues. 8 p.m. Radio Fiction
Palermo's Of Hamilton  
310 Klockner Road Hamilton  
(609) 838-7979  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
All shows 21 +  
Patriots Crossing  
1339 River Road Titusville  
(609) 737-2780 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Jones
Fri. 8 p.m. DT & the Burnerz
Sat. 8 p.m. (TBA)
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Parx Casino (360 Bar)  
2999 Street Road Bensalem, PA  
(888) 588-7299  
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Latin Night" w/ DJ George Dennis
Fri. (9:30 p.m.) Lauralea & Tripp Fabulous (10 p.m.) DJ Paul Desisto
Sat. (5 p.m.) Retro45 (9:30 p.m.) Arsenal NJ (10 p.m.) DJ Eric Vanderslice
Sun. 3 p.m. "Showcase Sunday"
Wed. 8 p.m. LBGTQ Comedy Night
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir
Sat. 9 p.m. Holly-Rock High
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 424-3766 
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Paul Collins & Paul Stingo. (FREE event)
Robbinsville Town Center Free Summer Concert Series
Gazebo at Town Center Lake Robbinsville
Sat. 7 p.m. Joe Vadala
Rossi's Bar & Grill  
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 890-2004  
Thurs. 7 p.m. (TBA)
Salt Creek Grille  
1 Rockingham Row Princeton  
(609) 419-4200  
Fri. 8 p.m. Keith Franklin
Sat. 8 p.m. Jackie Jones
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2  
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Odessa Klezmer Band
Sun. 7 p.m. Princeton Bluegrass Band
1867 Sanctuary  
101 Scotch Road Ewing  
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 8 p.m. Caruso's Album Release Show, "Music Is Dying." $20
Sat. 8 p.m. Brazilian Piano Jazz w/ Luiz Simas. $20
Sun. (3 p.m.) "Classics Re-imagined" w/ Duo Nouveau. $20 (7:30 p.m.) "Portrait of a Patriot" w/ John Hart. $20
Wed. 8 p.m. Amber Russell and Landon Herock. $20 
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown  
(609) 286-2300  
Fri. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 10 p.m. Peanut Butter Bridges
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 9 p.m. (TBA)
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night  
Temperance House  
5 South State Street Newtown, PA  
(215) 944-8050  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Blues Open Mic Hosted by Steve Guyger  
Fri. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger
Sat. 7 p.m. John & Maggs
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Righteous Jolly  
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Session Jazz Night
Terhune's Orchard
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310
Fri. 5 p.m. "Sips and Sounds Summer Music Series" feat. Karl Dentino Ragtime Trio
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
Wed. 8 p.m. Lula Wiles
The Cool Cricket  
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro  
(609) 291-9110  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Sat. 9 p.m. Papa D'Lux
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Check website for upcoming events  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Sessions" 
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Wed. 7 p.m. Cara and Righteous
The Four Crows Café
41 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 869-5252
Fri. (5 p.m.) Folkenphunk (7:15 p.m.) Barb Morrison
Sat. 2 p.m. Bill Ihling
The HOB Tavern  
146 Second Street Bordentown  
(609) 291-7020  
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Tues 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night  
Wed. 8 p.m. (TBA)
The Ivy Inn  
248 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 921-8555  
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron  
Fri. 10 p.m. Paper Shakers
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv  
Wed. 10 p.m. "Wednesday Wheel Night Spin To Win Karaoke" w/ DJ Rockn Ron  
The Pines Tavern  
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA  
(215) 788-1659  
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Bill Monach Jr.  
The Record Collector  
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 324-0880  
Check web site for upcoming events
The Roost  
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge  
(609) 208-0050  
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
The Sticky Wicket  
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton  
(609) 439-0007  
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Throwback Thursday" w/ DJ Chillio 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke  
The Sycamore Grill  
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA  
(215) 908-6326  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dan Ward
Fri. 8 p.m. Stage Left
Sat. 8 p.m. Scoville Blues
Sun. 3 p.m. Jamie Stem
Wed. 6 p.m. AJ Slick
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington
(609) 387-1620
Please check web site for upcoming events
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 9 p.m. Billy Walsh
Wed. 9 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Jerry Monk
All Shows 21+
Trenton Buzz  
702 Pine Street Trenton  
(609) 392-6000  
Fri. 8 p.m. Live Band & Open Mic.  
Sat. 10 p.m. "Buzzed Saturdays" w/ Bockman  
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-7777 
Sun. 9 p.m. "SIN Industry Night"
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Benny P
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Benny P  
Wed. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)  
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.  
(215) 862-8300  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 10 p.m. The Skeleton Keys. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. New Pony. $5 (cover charge)   
Sun. 8 p.m. Open Stage Night. (Sign-ups 6:30 p.m. at hostess station) 
All shows 21+  
Wildflowers Inn  
2572 Pennington Road Pennington  
(609) 773-2392  
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock Night  
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia 
Tues. 9 p.m. Ed Wilson
Working Dog Winery  
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown  
(609) 371-6000  
Sat. 1 p.m. Brooke DiCaro
Yankee Doodle Tap Room
10 Palmer Square Princeton
(609) 921-7500
Thurs. 7 p.m. (TBA)

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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(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- In June, beloved early 2000s pop-punk band Something Corporate kicked off their 21-date sold-out reunion tour which will be heading across the U.S. this summer and fall. The Out Of Office Tour – the first official cross-country tour featuring the band's five original members in over 20 years – stops in Asbury Park on Friday, August 23, 2024 at The Stone Pony Summer Stage with support from Hidden In Plain View.

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