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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...1018/18


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 10/18/2018

"It's pretty exciting to be asked to be part of this thing. I did the week on Broadway as did a few other of my peers and I've been asked to return and do more shows with them and that is really flattering," stated Dee Snider as he once again readies to take the stage as part of, "Rocktopia" at The Bergen PAC in Englewood, NJ Thursday October 18. 

Making its debut in 2016 when, "Rocktopia: Live From Budapest" was recorded in front of an enthusiastic audience; this brain child of Rob Evans ("Les Miserables," "Jekyll & Hyde," Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer has been called, "Electrifying" and "Spine-tingling" by critics worldwide. 

A 2016 twenty city U.S. tour was followed by a limited Broadway engagement this past spring which is where Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider first brought his, "Unknown" talents to the forefront.

"It's weird, when I walk out on stage, the first song I sing is, "Stairway To Heaven"  and there's an audible gasp from the audience when I open my mouth and I'm not screaming," he said with a laugh. "I just start singing in a very Robert Plant voice, "There's a lady who's sure...."and people go ah he can sing! That was one of the things when after every show you go outside and sign autographs and one of the biggest comments is, I didn't know that you could sing; what do you think I've been doing with Twisted Sister? I mean, those in the know, know that I'm capable of doing more."

Those in the know knew enough to approach him once again; something which Dee found mildly baffling when approached prior to the Broadway performances. "I'm not sure," he stated hesitantly. "I know that they reached out because they were looking for recognizable rock stars that could handle the situation. I don't know why they thought of me, I don't think anything that I've done actually reflected that; although those in the know are well aware that I'm capable of much more than I'm known for."



 
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Although those initial Broadway appearances were his first with this production; Snider is not a stranger to the bright lights. "I was in "Rock Of Ages" which was an actual Broadway musical, this is a Broadway concert experience; so for me this was a bit of a return. I got bitten by that bug and fortunately the community was very welcoming to me."

However this show is definitely a different approach; especially now that he has a solo record which has ascended up the metal charts along with a tour of his own in progress.

"I've got a new solo record that entered the "Billboard Charts" at number 20 and now it's the number one metal album in the world, oddly. I'm doing shows with that in between but this is a whole different gear, a whole different mindset to go out and do "Rocktopia" and it's a challenge. When they called me and offered me the gig in the first place, I was like, I've never sang a ballad on stage, ever. A ballad means standing still and I don't stand still, so for me to just go out and stand there and have to just sing and be judged on the voice alone was really challenging. That to me, challenges are what life is all about, to feel like; can I do this? I mean, I knew that I could but knowing and executing are two different things."

Snider being Snider is what audiences look for and in a production which has a five piece rock band, a 30 member choir, a 20 piece orchestra, along with opera and Broadway vocalists; is that possible? Well not only is it possible but it is now expected as he does his best to bring an edge to every performance and his fellow performers. 

"It's not an acting thing; of course there's rehearsals with a full choir and orchestra, the stage is very crowded and it's a big stage and still very crowded. There's a lot of preparation to get all of those ducks in a row and have everything coming out right but it's an experience that I am so excited to get a chance to be a part of. They had Pat Monahan from Train do a couple of weeks and Robin Zander did a week and they brought me in for a week and while I wanted to go in there and do the best job that I could, I also wanted to add something and an audience member after the show said to me, "I saw the show with Pat Monahan and he was great but you brought the dirty" and I said; excuse me (laughs)? She went on to say that rock 'n' roll has got some attitude, rock 'n' roll is the bad boy in the room and Pat is a great singer but he's very legit and you brought some swagger and I was glad to bring that swagger. As a matter of fact, I brought that swagger backstage in a big way. After my first night I go on after a singer named Chloe Lowery and she crushes it, what a fucking voice! She sings, "Alone" by Heart; she out sings Ann Wilson and Ann Wilson created it," he explained with a hearty laugh. "So I have to go on after her and sing, "Stairway," so I'm waiting to go on and she's just blowing the place up. So as they start playing my intro I walk over to the side stage and she's coming off and I say; Chloe? Fuck you! Chloe's face dropped and I go off and sing my song and later she comes over to me and says; "Dee what did I do wrong?" I said no, no, no that was my highest compliment. That meant that you put me in a position where I had to go on after that and to me that's what it's about. Everybody going out there and going for blood and that pushes me to be better so I meant that as a compliment. So by the end of the week everybody in the cast and crew were screaming, "Fuck you" at everybody; the opera singer, "Dee, fuck you (laughs)," so like I said, I brought the dirty but everybody is amazing at what they do, they're all the best at what they do. Look at Rob's credentials, Alyson Cambridge (Madame Butterfly, La Boheme)the opera singer's credentials; these people are in the biggest shows in New York. Everybody earned their place there and every night they're giving it their all, it's amazing."

A concert meets the symphony which meets the opera and pays tribute to, "Musical innovators across the centuries," "Rocktopia" features the music of Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini and more but Snider wants all to know that this show bucks the trends of today.

"The thing that people should know about this show is that the orchestra with rock 'n' roll has now been officially done to death. This is very different, it mixes  classical with classic rock. You've seen Metallica with a symphony orchestra and it's not that, you've got great opera singers, great Broadway singers and me a rock singer with a choir and an orchestra and 50 pieces up there and a rock band and we're doing both and there's a lot of mash ups which is really interesting. So it is different than what has been done before and it's very compelling actually; as Rob Evans the co-creator says, "Imagine a party where you walk in and at that same party are Bach and Beethoven and Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant and they all deserve to be in that same room because they all have their place in the hierarchy of music. Rock 'N' Roll has earned its place at that table and this show speaks loudly to that. I want to stress to people that it's not rock music with an orchestra. This is different and its an education for those who lean towards the classical and those who lean towards the rock stuff. This shows that both of these need to be respected, they are both worth your time." 



 
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The 7:30 p.m. Bergen PAC show is the only one in the New Jersey area with an October 20 performance in Brookville, NY to follow. Although Snider moved to the west coast a while back, he still considers the Metro New York vicinity home; does this alter his approach? "It's always great to be home and when you're from the Tri-state area there's a certain attitude and that doesn't go away because I may be in a more gentle environment. I'm going from screaming my lungs out on my new record, "For The Love of Metal" which is mind-numbingly aggressive and heavy to singing sweet as a bird on, "Kashmir" and "Stairway To Heaven" and hopefully I do them all equally as well."

To discover more about Rocktopia or purchase tickets, please visit www.rocktopia.com

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 
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv feat. Anker. $2
Artworks Trenton
19 Everett Alley Trenton
(609) 394-943
Fri. 7 p.m. "It's Getting Strange" Local Works with Pop Up Anthology   
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 
Bordentown City Beach
100 West Park Street Bordentown
(609) 298-0450
Sat. 12 p.m. "Riverfest" feat. (12 p.m.) Sir Xerri (3 p.m.) BIG HIX (6 p.m.) El Ka Bong
Bowman's Tavern  
1600 River Road New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2972  
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Neil Podgurski Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. David Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Wed. 6 p.m. Gary Reed & Arturo Baguer
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room  
19 E. Union Street Burlington  
(609) 733-3562 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ K Fry
Sat. 10 p.m. Ben Gillence Band
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Sat. 2 p.m. "Hoppy Halloween 4." Ages 21+, (Tickets Required)
Wed. 8 p.m. "Quizzo from the Darkside"
Caffe Galleria
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2400
Sun. 11:30 a.m. "Pet Adoption on the Patio"
Candlelight Lounge  
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam
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. 7 p.m. "Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market After Party" feat. Molly Rhythm, Lost Love, Guerilla Poubelle, Coach's Son, No Sugar. All ages, $8
Mon. 8 p.m. "Art Chill Night"
Tuesday 8 p.m. "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
Sat. 9 p.m. ArHouse
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  
COARadio.com  
125 South Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 241-7103  
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Chris Rockwell
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA
(215) 493-9191
Thurs. 9 p.m. Riverjaks
Fri. 9 p.m. Bob & Kate Rock
Sat. 9 p.m. Michael Meade
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Fri. 6 p.m. Joanna Noelle Caruso
Sat. 9 p.m. Tymes 2
Sun. 10 a.m. "Live Jazz Brunch Buffet"  
Dog & Bull Brew House  
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.  
(215) 788-2855  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Shots Line Duo
Fri. 9 p.m. Mia Johnson
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (9 p.m.) The Mix
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Mikey Raggz (4 p.m.) Dick Gratton
Wed. 8 p.m. Paul Donovan
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
Fri. 9 p.m. Gyrl Band
Sat. 8 p.m. (TBA)
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
Wed. 7 p.m. "Jazz Night" w/ George Schaeffer Organ Trio
German American Society
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton
(609) 585-5200
Fri. 7 p.m. "Fire Pit Friday" feat. The Williamsboy. (FREE Admission/Cash Bar)
Grover's Mill Coffee House  
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction  
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square
(609) 586-1811
Sat. 7 p.m. John & Carm
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri. (8 p.m.) A Tribute to Heart w/ "Kick It Out." Doors open at 6 p.m., $35 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Stealing Savanah (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Lisa Bonner / Shanakees
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell  
(609) 466-1964 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Rio Mira. $34.12, $36.79, $39.45
Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Dugan: "Men Make Foreplay - A One Man Show." $34.12
Sun. 11 a.m. "Gypsy Jazz Brunch" w/ Pyrenesia and Max Hansen Buffet. $53.85/$19.73 (No Brunch)
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell
(609) 466-0471
Sat. 7 p.m. Fall Concert Series - "No Frontiers" feat. Fiona Tyndall. $20 (Suggested donation)
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. John & Carm
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Odessa Oompa Band
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Acoustic Road
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Al Oliver
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. Bob O & Tara Woodcock
Sat. 2 p.m. Ed Wilson & Carol Brooks
Sun. 2 p.m. Joe Vadala
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9 p.m. AM Mafia
Sat. 9 p.m. South Side Wanderers
All shows 21+  
Jake's Eatery  
869 Bustleton Pike Richboro, PA  
(215) 322-6787  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night" 
Sat. 9 p.m. Audio Pilot Trio
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. Joey Henderson
Fri. 9 p.m. Keith Kenny
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Real Fugitives (7:30 p.m.) Foxfire, Lowlight, Matt DuBrow, Dave Vargo, Major Player.
Sun. (3 p.m.) Jason Ager (9:30 p.m.) Lola Montez
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic.  
Tues. 9 p.m. Terez Little Flowers
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational  
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House  
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Paint The Bar Pink" RWJ Breast Cancer Fundraiser feat. Sarah Copely
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Wooden Pumpkin Painting"
Sat. 11 a.m. "Laurita Oktoberfest w/ Food Trucks and Fire Pits"
Sun. 11 a.m. "Laurita Oktoberfest w/ Food Trucks and Fire Pits" (11 a.m.) Kindred Spirit
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 7 p.m. Bonnie Boland
Sat. 7:30 p.m. James Popkin
Sun. 11 am "Jazz Brunch" feat. (TBA)
Mama Flora's Trattoria 
1750 North Olden Avenue Ewing
(609) 434-1188
Sat. 6 p.m. Bryan Hill
McGuinn's Place  
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence  
(609) 392-0599  
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Domino Domino (Monk & Monk)
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 
Sat. 9 p.m. Agents Of Aggression ("Drop Beg Plead" CD Release), Paragnoisis, Legion, Near Nightmare. Ages 21+, Doors open at 8 p.m.
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike  
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Kirchner Entertainment
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 8 p.m. Donoher, Cassettes, the Cryptkeeper Five, Nikki Nailbomb
Sat. 9 p.m. Traverse, Goddamnit, Doc Hopper, (TBA)
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase
New Hope Winery 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Thurs. 8 p.m. The English Beat. Doors open at 7 p.m., $50
Sat. 8 p.m. "CSN Songs" A Tribute to Crosby, Stills & Nash. Doors open at 7 p.m., $35
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. Blind Lemmon Pie
Sat. 9 p.m. Joe Zook & Blues Deluxe
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Sir Xerri (Solo)
Sat. 9 p.m. B-Street
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. AC Steel & the Galvanizers
Sat. 8 p.m. Blues In Disguise
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo   
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008  
Fri. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
Sat. 9 p.m. Springwood
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 424-3766 
Fri. 8 p.m. Raymond The Amish Comic. Ages 18+, $10
Sat. 8 p.m. Pat Guadagno. $10
Roebling Historic Iron Works Market
675 South Clinton Avenue Trenton
Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. "Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market." $5 (Two day pass) Kids ages 10 and under FREE
Rossi's Bar & Grill  
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 890-2004  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jerry Monk & Joe Kramer
Salt Creek Grille  
1 Rockingham Row Princeton  
(609) 419-4200  
Fri. 8 p.m. Charles Clarke
Sat. 8 p.m. Jerry Topinka
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Mead Mountain Resonators
St. Matthews Episcopal Church 
300 South Main Street Pennington
(609) 737-0985
Fri. 8 p.m. Jack Furlong Quartet. $15
Stone Terrace by John Henry's
2275 Kuser Road Hamilton
(609) 581-8855
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
Wed. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
1867 Sanctuary  
101 Scotch Road Ewing  
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 8 p.m. Gordon Thomas Ward. $20
Sat. 7:30 p.m. "Concert For Social Justice." $20
Wed. 8 p.m. Brazilian Violin Trio. $20
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown  
(609) 286-2300  
Fri. 10 p.m. El Ka Bong
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Black Zeppelin
Sat. 9 p.m. Suspended Justice
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. Sister Blue
Sat. 7 p.m. Ed Wall
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bells
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Session Jazz Night
The Beer Garden at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Mikey Junior
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Jackson Howard
Sat. 5 p.m. Mike Pinto
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
Sat. 8 p.m. Ryan Whitman. $13.41
The Cool Cricket  
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro  
(609) 291-9110  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Sat. 9 p.m. (TBA)
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
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The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Ray Coleman
Sat. 8 p.m. The Willie Lynch Band
Sun. 2 p.m. Thomas Johnston
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Fri. 9 p.m. Pixie Twist
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Spare Parts
Wed. 7 p.m. "Lyrical Conundrums" w/ Cara and Righteous
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. The Seth Tieger Band
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  
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Sister Blue w/ Mark Fuhrman
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Bill Monach Jr.  
The RRazz Room (Clarion Hotel)
6426 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(888) 596-1027
Fri. 8 p.m. "STILL Aging Gracefully: 50 Shades of Fay" w/ Fay Jacobs. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. "Still...Did Not See That Coming" w/ Roque Wilson. $20
Sun. 7 p.m. "Born of a Legend - Carla Cooke Sings Sam Cooke." $30
The Record Collector  
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 324-0880  
Sat. 8 p.m. "Free Benefit Concert for C.A.S.A. w/ De Tierra Caliente Band/Adam Falcon. All ages, Doors open at 7:30 p.m., FREE Admission
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. Joe Robinson
Fri. 8 p.m. Go Hamm
Sat. 8 p.m. "Hippie Night" w/ RJ Acoustic Duo
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. Bill O'Neal & Joe Kramer
Sat. 9 p.m. Rick Winow
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Hosted by Diarmuid MacSuibhne
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. 6 p.m. Dre & Linda "Brown Sugar"
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Benny P  
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. Kelly Stratton Band. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Tweed. $5 (cover charge)
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. Rob Messina
Yardley Country Club
1010 Reading Avenue Yardley, PA
(215) 493-4531
Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White & Tom Reock
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA
(215) 493-3800
Sat. 8 p.m. Karly & Mike


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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Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) - Vail Mansion Plaza
110 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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The Mavericks – Moon & Stars Summer Tour ‘24

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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