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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...1/10/19

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 01/10/2019

There are performers, there are entertainers, artists, composers, producers, models and multi-instrumentalists. There is flamboyant, sexy, gutsy, glamorous and confident and then there is the incomparable Phoebe Legere who encompasses all of the aforementioned qualities in abundance and more.

This Acadian-Abenaki "Performance artist" who went to Vassar College and was trained at The Julliard School has graced stages all around the globe including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, has been in multiple movies such as the cult classic, "Toxic Avenger," appeared on every major television network, has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has invented an "Alternative fuel vehicle" and has managed to release 17 albums as well as produce and direct her own music videos. 

One of these videos (which she also shoots and edits herself) was for her song, "Marilyn Monroe" which happened to catch the eye of one David Bowie.  Bowie was so taken by it that he asked her to open for him on his 1991 "Sound and Vision Tour." 

"My phone rang and this guy on the other end asks to speak with Phoebe Legere,"  she said with her infectious laugh. "I said, this is she and he replied, "This is David Bowie" and I was sure that he wasn't and I nearly hung up but it was him and he asked me to open for his tour. I learned so much from watching him night after night; David was a true professional in every sense of the word. He was the sort of man who would come into the holding areas before each show and offer encouragement or have a drink once the show was over, just a very nice man and I enjoyed my time with him." 

Friday January 11 at 8 p.m. Union Transfer in Philadelphia hosts, "A Night Of Stardust." This event is the "Grand Finale" of Philly Loves Bowie week and is packed with 25 of Bowie's best songs; covering the legendary artist's material from "Space Oddity" to "Lazarus." 

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"I'm very excited to be part of this," said Legere as she prepares to take the stage with a cast that includes Jeffrey Gaines, Ari Rubin, Michael Baker and special guest Ava Cherry; on display will not only be Legere's incredible four octave vocal range but her abilities as a multi-instrumentalist as well. 

When not touring, painting or writing new material, Legere is a community activist and involved in multiple charities; one of which is her own Foundation For New American Art, whose mission is to, "Bring art and music to under-served children."

"I'm doing shows every Saturday beginning in March with the Lower East Side Children's Chorus and there is dancing and singing and I'll be giving these children joy through music; I am the conductor and music director and just love it." 

Doors open at 7 p.m. at Union Transfer which is located at 1026 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia, PA and the ticket cost is $20 plus fees. 

To discover more about the Foundation For New American Art please visit and to further learn about the amazing Phoebe Legere, please go to

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. 7 p.m. Community Stage Presents: "Just Wing It" feat. Princeton HS Improv Comedy Troupe. (FREE admission)
Artworks Trenton 
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436
Thurs. 11 a.m. "Nicolette Print" 
Fri. 7 p.m. "Ink and Drink" Fabric Remnants    
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. Larry Tamanini Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Blue Chips Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo 
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Ryan Shubert
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room   
19 E. Union Street Burlington   
(609) 733-3562  
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Sara M
Sat. 10 p.m. Retroglyphs
Broken Goblet Brewing 
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA 
(267) 812-5653 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Kinky Quizzo
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington   
(609) 499-1355   
Fri. 9 p.m. Union
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 
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 
Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
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. Dianne D'Oliviera
Common Sense Brewing 
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 526-8651 
Sat. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night
Continental Tavern 
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA 
(215) 493-9191 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Pat Skelly
Fri. 9 p.m. Jack Capik & Friends
Sat. 9 p.m. Jon Anthony
Diamond's of Hamilton   
661 Route 33 Hamilton   
(609) 981-7900   
Fri. (6 p.m.) Steve Maglio (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti 
Sat. (6 p.m.) "The Blue-Eyed Balladeer" w/ Jason Wingerter (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti
Sun. 10 a.m. "Jazz Brunch"
Dog & Bull Brew House   
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.   
(215) 788-2855   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Allison Landon
Fri. 8 p.m. Bus Stuff
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Mike Leggerie (9 p.m.) Shots Line Duo
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale
Mon. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
wed. 8 p.m. Jeff Fissinger
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing   
(609) 882-0978  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night 
Fri. 8 p.m. Ernie White and John Bushnell "Unplugged"
Sat. 9 p.m. Mojo Gypsies
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala 
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1657
Fri. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Grounds For Sculpture 
80 Sculptors way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0616 
Sat. 11 a.m. "Frost and Flames"
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Sing Along with Sculpture" w/ Seward Johnson 
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. Dirty Robots
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.   
(215) 862-9897  
Thurs. 8 p.m.  
Fri. 8:30 p.m. The Loop (9:30 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (1 p.m./3:30 p.m.) Newtown School of Rock (8:30 p.m.) Jumper (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 1 p.m./3:30 p.m. Newtown School of Rock
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m.  "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Burning Red Sun
Hopewell United Methodist Church 
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-0471 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. 
Sun. 2 p.m. "Einstein Alley Coffee House Open Mic" Hosted by Helen O'Shea. (Donations suggested)
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. "10 Strings" w/ Victor Tarrasov & Dan Kassel
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Blue Notes
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Chris from Rave On
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Vince di Mura
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   
Irish Rover Station House
1033 Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Sat. 9 p.m. Scoville Blues
Tues. 7:30 p.m. "Paint & Sip"
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Iron Plow Vineyards   
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus   
(732) 306-9111   
Fri. 6 p.m. Gregg Parker
Sat. 2 p.m. Bob O & Kim Montalvo
Sun. 2 p.m. Randy Burrows
Ivy Tavern   
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton   
(609) 888-1435   
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke   
Fri. 9 p.m. Audio Pilot
Sat. 9 p.m. Uneverno
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. "Santa's Got to Go Acoustic Show" feat. Karl Merl, Brett Ross, Corey Hilton
Fri. 9 p.m. Wineskin
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Real Fugitives (9:30 p.m.) Jonah LLoyd's Birthday Music Spectacular
Sun. (3 p.m.) the Random Hubiak (9:30 p.m.) Trio of Madness
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational   
All shows 21+  
Killarney's Publick House   
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 586-1166  
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Girls Night Out"
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Bay Nice
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Night"
Wed. 8 p.m. Drop the Beat Bingo 
Laurita Winery   
85 Archertown Road New Egypt   
(609) 752-0200 
Thur. 6:30 p.m. "Girls Night Out"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-2300 
Fri. 7 p.m. Zeke Sky Band
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sahara Moon
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dave Dales
Marcellos Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza 
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 298-8360 
Sun. 10 a.m. "Blues Brunch"  
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 p.m. Beer Pong Night"
Fri. 9 p.m. Steve Webb "Rockin' Retirement Party"
Sat. 9 p.m. Vedic, Vicious Circle, Rise & Fall
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike 
Wed. 9 p.m. "Karaoke Time" w/ Kirchner Entertainment
Millhill Basement   
300 S. Broad Street Trenton   
(609) 989-1600  
Fri. 8 p.m. Jounce, Puppyboy, Decoration, Royal Roads, Fence. $10
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase 
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint 
322 East State Street Trenton 
(609) 437-0898 
Thurs. 6 p.m. "420 Smoking Word"
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "420 Karaoke Night"
Sun. 2 p.m. Sugar Magnolia Sundaze
Nook's PourHouse   
2043 Route 130 South Florence   
(609) 447-0927 
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics   
Nottingham Fire Co. Ballroom
200 Mercer Street Hamilton Square
(609) 890-9834
Sun. 12 p.m. "Another Rocking Fundraiser" Hosted by The Overdose Prevention Agency Corporation feat. Ernie White, Joe Vadala, The Copians, Bobby Bandiera & Friends, Lisa Bouchelle, Glenn McClelland, (TBA). $40 (Adults ages 13+) $20 (Children ages 5-12 / Kids under 5 FREE) (Includes food by Delorenzo's) 
Nottingham Tavern   
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square   
(609) 587-6623   
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Super Dave   
Fri. 9 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd
Sat. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Ages 21+   
Old Town Pub   
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 291-9232  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. Maggs & Bud w/ Steve Guarino
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Tues. (7 p.m.) Country Line Dancing (8 p.m.) Open Mic Night Hosted by Sir Xerri 
Open Arts PAC 
146 Route 130 South Bordentown 
(609) 424-3058 
Sat. 8 p.m. "The Three Ring Riot Concert Series" Hosted by Charles Laurita & The Mischief. Feat. Charles Laurita & The Mischief, Vextion, Black Cat Habitat. $6
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. 7:30 p.m. 
Fri. 9 p.m. Just Us
Sat. 8 p.m. John & Carm
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo     
Pete's Steak House   
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton   
(609) 585-8008   
Fri. 9 p.m. Blind Lemmon Pie
Sat. 9 p.m. (TBA)
River Cat Cafe`  
142 South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1008 
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Jazz"
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. Carol Selick
Sat. 8 p.m. Charles Clarke
Small World Coffee   
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton   
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. 7 p.m. Princeton Bluegrass Jam
Stone Terrace by John Henry's 
2275 Kuser Road Hamilton 
(609) 581-8855 
Fri. 6 p.m. Casino Night Fundraiser Hosted by "Riders for a Cause" w/ DJs John Rossi, Greg Blair. $75 (Includes $50 in chips, open bar, food)
1867 Sanctuary   
101 Scotch Road Ewing   
(609) 392-6409 
Fri. 8 p.m. Rick Fiori Trio. $20
Sat. (2 p.m.) Alex Laurenzi Quartet (8 p.m.) "Contemporary Music and Photographs" feat. Phil McAuliffe w/ Guy DeRosa and Noemi Bolton. $20
Sun. 3 p.m. Luiz Simas
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. The Quattro
Tavern On The Lake   
101 Main Street Hightstown   
(609) 426-9345   
Fri. 9 p.m. Jazmyn Adelle Band
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Mike
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 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Session Jazz Night 
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310
Sun. 1 p.m. "Winery Sunday Music Series" feat. Bill O'Neal & Andy Koontz
The Cool Cricket   
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro   
(609) 291-9110   
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke   
Sat. 9 p.m. ArHouse
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 
Fri. 8 p.m. Na' Bodach
Sat. 7 p.m. Celtic Connection
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" Hosted by Corey Purcell & Deirdre
The Five Four Bar & Grill 
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525 
Fri. 9 p.m. Stem Live
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Spareparts
Wed. 7 p.m. "Lyrical Conundrums" w/ Cara & Righteous 
The HOB Tavern   
146 Second Street Bordentown   
(609) 291-7020   
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment 
Tues 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night   
The Ivy Inn   
248 Nassau Street Princeton   
(609) 921-8555   
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron   
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Rockin' Ron
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Jon Gosselin
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 Roost   
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 208-0050 
Fri. 9 p.m. Jakes Band  
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  
Fri. 9 p.m. Small Potatoes Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke   
The Sycamore Grill   
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA   
(215) 908-6326   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Fri. 8 p.m. Joe Robinson Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Mid Life Crisis
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  
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. La Capitana. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Anders & Friends. $5 (cover charge) 
All shows 21+ 
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location) 
138 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 924-7855 
Fri. 10 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Wildflowers Inn   
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392   
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock Night   
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia 
Working Dog Winery   
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown   
(609) 371-6000   
Sat. 1 p.m. Vic Della Pello
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar 
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA 
(215) 493-3800 
Sat. 8 p.m. Kate & Bob

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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