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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...11/22/18

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 11/23/2018

"We've had some really nice stuff said about us over the years and been offered some really nice shows on the back of that so yeah, it's been fantastic," says Killer Queen front man Patrick Myers on receiving glowing reviews from multiple websites; including that of Queen's own guitarist Brian May

Prior to recent gigs in New Jersey, Myers discussed what it's like to be part of what is considered to be one of the world's penultimate tribute bands, their formation, their place in music, his role as Freddie Mercury and his feelings on Queen and their songwriting.

"We didn't come together with a view to forming a 25 year running tribute band," he began with a tone of wonder in his voice. "We were not familiar with the term tribute band when we first thought of doing this because there weren't that many; as a matter of fact there weren't any because there wasn't a scene for that of any sort. It was as simple as the fact that we left home as kids and had just gotten a hold of a residence and about eight weeks later we had gotten the news that Freddie died. We realized that we were literally the first generation that wouldn't see Queen live because there wouldn't be another tour. So we thought that we'd do a show for everyone our age and do the songs because I was so, so desperate to be in the audience and do, "Radio Ga Ga" with my hands in the air, "We Will Rock You" the whole thing; do the call and response with Freddie. I couldn't wait to do that and it never crossed my mind that Freddie was in any kind of trouble at all and that it would never happen; so when we got the news we were really, really shocked. That sounds crazy today because everybody follows everyone's health in minute detail with social media but back then in 1991 if you didn't read the newspapers you wouldn't know. The only thing that I had to go on was, I hadn't even seen the videos because I didn't have MTV or YouTube; I only just heard the records and that was it. The record sounded fantastic, his voice sounded better than ever and the songwriting sounded so strong at the end with, "Innuendo" and that whole album and I just couldn't believe it. I remember hearing some of those tracks on the radio for the first time and thinking, oh my God this is fantastic it sounds like Queen but it can't be Queen and it was Queen and I thought, oh my God they're right at the top of their songwriting game again this is fantastic! So long story short, we thought we'd do a show or two; through some weird things we managed to get our first gig in front of a thousand people, they were all going to be at the student ball. It was great, perfect, exactly what you wanted to do but there was no second gig booked or third or fourth gig booked; there was nothing and that could've easily been our first and last show and we didn't really expect too much from it necessarily. We thought, well we're not against it but we hadn't taken the steps to make that happen but we managed to get the big show, we did the big show and it was such a lovely warm reception. The guy who put us on there and took a risk said, "Look, I want to manage you and I'll book your tour tomorrow," which is virtually what he did. So we had a 25 or 30 day tour around the universities up and down England which led to Europe and then we started doing the West End which is like Broadway and that led to more arenas getting in touch; we really couldn't quite believe it because it just exploded very quickly." 

So why choose Queen and what did they hope to gain from their early success?

"Obviously Queen had recorded everything so we were never after a record label, that didn't even cross our minds; for us it was the live work and making the live show work as good as we can. People all want the same thing, the producers that we work with say hey we want to put on a Queen show because we all love Queen. People come to it from the same point of view; they want to do their jobs as producers too but at the same time there's a lot of heart that goes into it from all of the angles really. So it's been great fun and something that we couldn't have predicted so we remain dazed and delighted that it happened (laughs)."

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The funny thing about many classic rock bands is as they advance in years they lose some validity due to age, health issues or a member wanting to carry on the group's legacy; even though they may be the only one willing to do so. Bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd had only one original member left by the time they wrapped up their touring days; so are these acts essentially tribute bands or should they still be considered the original despite only minimal authenticity? 

Myers feels that Queen is smart in their approach as they have remained intact and haven't tried to bill themselves as, "Queen" when they go on the road and seemingly have no plans on releasing new music as their fans clamor for the older material; the Queen which they grew up on as teens or young rockers.

"Weird isn't it when it gets to that stage? Queen was quite clever; when they go out as Queen with Adam Lambert it's not somebody trying to be Freddie and it's someone with his own distinct voice. There is no way that he's ever going to sound like Freddie and he's never going to sound like Adam Lambert and I think that's kind of crucial if you're going to move forward as a band. I wish they'd write together, I wish they'd put more music out because Brian May and Roger Taylor are both extraordinary writers; I'm not sure whether that's ever going to happen again but I miss their writing and I'm so glad that they're touring." 

"I think that's what's stopping them from doing anything new. I think they tried that with Paul Rodgers, they wanted to go out and push new songs and they realized that no one wanted to hear them, they wanted to hear the other stuff. I think that's partly the reason but I think Brian is also so busy with other elements of his life that it makes it difficult. I can see why they might be thinking, well if we do spend ages recording and making stuff great we're not going to be able to tour with it anyway because no one is going to want to listen to it over and above the stuff we've already recorded so let's celebrate the stuff we've already recorded. I can see that but at the same time I miss their writing because I just love that and it'd be a shame if they decided to just close that off. Maybe they should record new stuff and just release it when they decide not to tour anymore; just quietly keep recording songs and when people want some new Queen they can say, here it is."

So how does Killer Queen fit into the equation? What keeps the audiences coming to the shows? 

"The thing is, I think that Queen fans want to remember Queen as they were in their heyday and get that feeling of going to a concert that they couldn't get to because they were born in the wrong time. Then of course that's why people come in large numbers to see our shows, so it's obviously got appeal on that level. I think also it's that the songs are so good and they were written in order to be shared live, "We Will Rock You," "We Are The Champions" were written because they wanted to get the audience engaged. They were written in order to make stadium shows work and function so that really helps."

Having performed in front of crowds as large as 25,000 and regularly selling out ten to twelve thousand seat arenas; how do they adapt to playing smaller venues with smaller audiences? 

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"It's great getting to play big shows but we kind of get off on any audience whether it's 20,000 or 2,000 people because when you've got the whole crowd no matter what size and they're really going crazy with their arms in the air and just completely releasing; that's the stuff that's exciting. Generally the music energizes an audience from the start and we play to different size crowds but whatever the size of the crowd, it doesn't change what we do on stage; we don't have to have a fix of 20,000 people to raise our interest levels. I think what's great about Queen music is it lets you do that. You're dealing with really quality material and excellent writing that's designed to work and slot into a live environment so it's just exciting. It's not like having to muster up energy because there's less people there; for us as a band the music gives us any shot in the arm that we need because it's just really good stuff." 

When one thinks of Queen, stunning vocal harmonies and the intricacies that accompany them come to mind. Myers says that this part of the re-creation of their music is time consuming but essential to the success of the show; adding that the group as a unit realizes the importance of staying true to the original works and never do they stray into inserting their own nuances.

"It's the thing that slows us down most; getting the harmonies right," he admitted readily.  "The arrangements are very tricky but if you don't have that signature Queen sound on the harmony block then you're missing a trick; so we work hard on that. It would be inappropriate to vary from them or any part especially since I come from an acting background and I'd never ask an actor; you're playing this part aren't you tempted to stop and do it your way? You'd never do that in a stage play, it would be no, of course not, I'm doing this and presenting someone else. So no but the only thing you want to do as your voice develops over the years is that what your presenting is still what people would expect to hear from a Freddie Mercury style voice other than your own. Any musician is taught to play in a certain style, I mean you're not going to do a Van Halen solo in the middle of a rag time song; although that sounds like a good idea actually, it might work very well (laughs). It's not that difficult or complex; if I feel the need to do my own stuff, which I do from time to time I can do it from my own studio at home. I can just do that and that's fine but I don't ever regard it as frustrating that I can't sing in my own voice style doing Killer Queen songs because that's not how I judge the success. The success is letting people think that they're at a concert that they couldn't ever get to; at the end of the day, the first thing they'll forget about a tribute band is who on earth was singing. They'll just think; was it live Queen or not? They're not there to see me particularly, they're there to see someone who can do their rock 'n' roll hero well because essentially in their heart of hearts they want to see their rock 'n' roll hero again and they can't. So you sort of write yourself completely out of the equation and I kind of like that about it. Everyone kind of forgets everything eventually and people aren't going to remember a tribute band they're always going to remember the original and I think that's how it should be because that's the whole point of thing. It's supposed to be an amalgam of us and it's supposed to be Queen."

Terms such as, "Scarily Real," "Uncannily accurate" and "Very accurate, almost frightening" have been attached to reviews of their shows. Since they are in such demand; what does their future hold?

"We've got a whole tour of America coming up again then we're back again next year. America for us is getting bigger and bigger and as we've discovered America is huge," he said with a laugh."We're delighted but we'd held off on coming to America because we weren't sure on how to do it. I don't know if you're aware but if you're a UK band or coming from abroad it's very difficult; getting visas is very hard and very, very expensive and it stops a lot of musicians from coming over. It costs thousands and thousands and thousands of pounds just to get a visa for the band; you can't just turn up with your guitars because it's really quite difficult. We had offers but we had to turn them down for quite a long time because we had to get some sort of prestige offers to make it worthwhile to put it together and give us the ability to put on the show. It wasn't really until we got an offer from Red Rocks who had seen our arena show and said they'd like us to come there and then basically we've been back there and may be again next year or the year after we're not sure. America has been so great because we didn't how much of the material would translate well in America because Queen didn't have that many hits in the 80's even though they had huge hits everywhere else in the world but it turns out that everybody knows all the songs anyway whether they were hits in America or not. So it's been great because we can play a whole range of material here and the audiences so adore rock 'n' roll which is great. It's fantastic, it's really great so we can just pull  stuff out like, "Tie Your Mother Down" and it gets such a great reception over here. Like I said, I never thought that it would last more than five minutes 25 years ago and there's a part of me that still doesn't; there's a part of me that still thinks, well it's going to stop at some point. I don't want it to stop but I'm thinking; how long can it go on? It keeps building and growing and the audiences keep coming out and more and more different opportunities keep coming and with the new film coming out recently that helps too. It seems like it never stops and I think the film offers a fresh set of eyes; people who half know them or didn't know them, they'll know all about them with this film and I think it's great." 

To keep up to date with Killer Queen, please visit their website at . 

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. $2
Artworks Trenton
19 Everett Alley Trenton
(609) 394-943
Sat. (11 a.m.) "10 x 10 Call for Art" (12 p.m.) Y.A.L. Comics
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. 
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Patrick & Debra
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Lovey Williams
Wed. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room  
19 E. Union Street Burlington  
(609) 733-3562 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Sara M
Sat. 10 p.m. Malpractice Show Band
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Fri. 5 p.m. "Zombie Turkey Paintball" w/ April Mae & the June Bugs. 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Kinky Quizzo
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
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. Jeff Fielder of Aqualung Records
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA
(215) 493-9191
Fri. 9 p.m. Bob & Kate 
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Martin
Curly's at the Nest
1492 Woodbourne Road Levittown, PA
(267) 639-0707
Fri. 7 p.m. Free/Open Juke Box
Sat. 7 p.m. DJ Jimmy K
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Fri. (6 p.m.) Joanna Noelle Caruso (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti
Sat. 8 p.m. "Thanksgiving Comedy Show" feat. Joe Bublewicz, Tyler Rothrock, Jimmy Carroll. $20
Sun. 10 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" 
Dog & Bull Brew House  
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.  
(215) 788-2855  
Fri. 9 p.m. Glenn McCollum
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Jack McTamney
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale 
Fedora Bistro Cafe
2633 Main Street Lawrenceville
(609) 895-0844
 Wed. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
Fri. 9 p.m. The Mojo Gypsies Organ Trio
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616
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. Jeff & Karen
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri. (8:30 p.m.) Slamm Band (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Lima Bean Riot (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 3 p.m. Ladies 2018
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Honey Spot Blvd, Chaplain Fortunato
Hopewell Theater   
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell  
(609) 466-1964 
Fri. 8 p.m. "Comedy Night" feat. Julia Scotti, Tyler Rothrock, Steve Trevelise
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  
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Catmoondaddy
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Chris from Rave On
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill  
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(267) 914-4517  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher  
Fri. 9 p.m. All Lit Up
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. Grouser Girls
Sun. 2 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9 p.m. South Side Wanderers
Sat. 9 p.m. AM Mafia
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. Chris Harford & The Band of Changes
Fri. 9 p.m. Kid is Qual
Sat. (3 p.m.) Ellie Spy (9:30 p.m.) New Pony
Sun. (3 p.m.) "Miss Pumpkin's Drag Show" (9:30 p.m.) Saloko, Mike Kiker w/ Devon Chejack
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 
Sat. 9 p.m. Some Assembly Required
Wed. 8 p.m. Drop the Beat Bingo
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200 
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. "Holly Jolly Food truck Festival"
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 7 p.m. Lauren Marsh
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Ed Wall
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dave Dales Trio (5:30 p.m.) Tree Lighting Festivities
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 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "Headbangers Bash: Into The Darkness" feat. Infernal Opera, Eyes of the Living, Power Theory, Amnivor. $5
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike  
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600
Fri. 9 p.m. "Trenton Makeage: A Descendents Tribute" / The Ramones (Cryptkeeper Five) / Gorilla Biscuits (School Drugs) / The Bouncing Souls (Pissed). $8 (All proceeds go to The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen T.A.S.K)
Sat. 10 p.m. Over Everything, Dissent, Second Arrows, Jaws. Doors open at 9 p.m., $8
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
Fri. 8 p.m. The Music of Neil Young w/ "Broken Arrow." Doors open at 7 p.m., $30
Sat. 8 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Revival/John Fogerty Tribute w/ "Green River." Doors open at 7 p.m., $30
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Fri. 6 p.m. "420 Meet & Smoke Networking Event"
Sun. 2 p.m. Old Skool Hip Hop Sundays.
Nook's PourHouse  
2043 Route 130 South Florence  
(609) 447-0927
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Byrd
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. Mario DiBartolo Frank Clayton Brian Leahy
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Ages 21+ 
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Bill Lynch
Sat. 9 p.m. Between Sleep and Awake
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. Rust N' Stardust, Charles Laurita & The Mischief, Gravity Centered. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., $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. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Jones
Fri. 8 p.m. Joe Robinson
Sat. 8 p.m. Run to Sandy
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008  
Fri. 9 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 9 p.m. Roundabout
Salt Creek Grille  
1 Rockingham Row Princeton  
(609) 419-4200  
Fri. 8 p.m. Party of 3
Sat. 8 p.m. Glenn Alexander
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Daniel Johnson
Starbucks Coffee
2673 Main Street Lawrenceville
(609) 414-3320
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Anker
1867 Sanctuary  
101 Scotch Road Ewing  
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night (FREE Admission)
Sat. (2 p.m.) "Songs for Dad" w/ Greg McGarvey. $20 (8 p.m.)"Holiday harp" w/ Gloria Galante and Mary Bryson. $20 
Wed. 8 p.m. Riverview Consort "To Heal a Broken Heart." $20
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown  
(609) 286-2300  
Fri. 10 p.m. Black Brant
Sat. 10 p.m. Psycho Misfits
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
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  
Sat. 7 p.m. Sister Blue
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Espresso Martinis
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Session Jazz Night
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. Gerry Timlin
Sat. 7 p.m. The Willie Lynch Band
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Sessions" Hosted by Corey Purcell
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Fri. 9 p.m. Blue Reign
Sat. 9:30 p.m. The Bambu Weasels
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  
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 Darius the 1st
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. Gypsy Joe Alves and the Groove Prophets
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Bill Monach Jr.  
The Raven  
385 West Bridge Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2081 
Fri. 7 p.m. "Merry-N-Fun with Chin & Blum"
The RRazz Room (Clarion Hotel)
6426 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(888) 596-1027
Fri. 8 p.m. An Evening of Jazz and Soul "A Holiday Homecoming w/ Devyn Rush." $25
Sat. 8 p.m. John Carden & Tony Oakley "Double Standards" w/ Michael Ferreri. $25
The Record Collector  
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 324-0880  
Sat. 8 p.m. The Successful Failures and Friends celebrate 50 Years of The Beatles "White Album." All ages, Doors open at 7:30 p.m., $12 (Advance)
The Roost  
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge  
(609) 208-0050 
Sat. 9 p.m. Sideways Willy
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. No Way Out
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke  
The Sycamore Grill  
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA  
(215) 908-6326  
Thurs. 8 p.m. 
Fri. 8 p.m. Catch 22
Sat. 8 p.m. Idlewoodsman
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington
(609) 387-1620
Fri. 7 p.m. Timothy James
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy 
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 
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. Mo Lowda & the Humble. $10 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Calle Bere & the Attitude. $5 (cover charge)
All shows 21+
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location)
138 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 924-7855
Fri. 10 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band
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  
Fri. 1 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sat. 1 p.m. Austin Vuolo
Sun. 1 p.m. Dave Kelly
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA
(215) 493-3800
Sat. 8 p.m. Dan Ward

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Count Basie Center Gospel Choir ft. Chapman Roberts

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 7:00pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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New Jersey Symphony at Ocean County College

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Ocean County College Campus Mall
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
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John Pizzarelli

Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Something Corporate brings reunion tour to Stone Pony Summer Stage on August 23rd

(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.

Banned From Utopia featuring Frank Zappa Alumni to Play Williams Center for the Arts

Strand Center for the Arts presents "Ticket to the Moon" - ELO Tribute

Albert Music Hall presents "Sweethearts of the Jersey Pines"

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