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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...12/13/18


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 12/13/2018

"We started out as fans and then we got into the business and then sometimes the business can be an interesting experience and then you just deal with it and move on and you find out that you really are a musician and this what you're supposed to be doing." 

Bassist Rudy Sarzo is best known for his work with metal acts, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake and time spent with Ozzy Osbourne but his current role as bassist for legendary rock pioneers The Guess Who may have caught more than a just few people unaware. 

"I actually took over for the original bass player Jim Kale,"  he said as he recounted how he joined the group. "We released our record, "The Future IS What It Used To Be" and Jim had started the record but it was about a two year process or more to finalize. So he wanted to take some time off and then the first sub that came into the picture was Michael Devin of Whitesnake and then I got into the picture because I guess Michael was busy with Whitesnake; so I became the new sub. By the time that happened, Jim was pretty much ready to fully retire but he wasn't fully off the road and I believe it was at his last show that he introduced me to the audience as the guy who was going to take over for him; by then I had been subbing for about eight months" 

Wait a minute; a new album? Yes you read that correctly, a new album from The Guess Who was released in September and the band launched a small tour of the western states; in essence to get their feet wet but according to Sarzo, they've never really stopped touring over the last four decades.

"The band has been touring all this time, in addition to Garry (original drummer Peterson) being the founding member and drummer and Jim being a founding member and bass player, our keyboard player Leonard Shaw has been in the band for over 20 years. Then you have Derek Sharp who is our singer songwriter and front guy who also shares guitar duties with Will Evankovich; he's been in the band for over 10 years now. Will joined the band maybe five years ago and they're both producers, as a matter of fact, Will co-produced and co-wrote the last Styx record, "The Mission" with Tommy Shaw. Will is a frequent collaborator with Tommy Shaw which is how Will Evankovich got into the band because Derek is really close friends with Tommy so when it came time to look for a guitar player Tommy recommended him. We have the cream of the musicians, it really rises to the top and they're all good people.We kicked off our album promotion tour out west and we've been touring non-stop whether we have a new album out or not."



 
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"The Future IS What It Used To Be" is their first new studio album in decades and as "New" as it is, Sarzo  says that they purposely created it as close to the sound of The Guess Who as possible and the same thought process accompanied the release of several videos; so far their fans are pleased with the effort. 

"It's 10 tracks and most of the material was written by Derek with collaboration from Will and they are both producers so the band didn't have to go outside and hire someone. Some writers and producers, they can't help but to create so a lot of these songs were being written without having a specific home at the time. So they approached Jim and Garry and said, listen instead of us giving these songs to someone else; why don't we record these as The Guess Who? So it was a very organic process and one of the things that we really concentrated on was keeping it in the vein of the legacy sound of the band. We do four songs from the record live and when we put them in the sets a lot of people don't even realize that they're new songs because they fit right in with the rest of the hits.  

We also have three videos from the album, "In America," "Playin' On The Radio" and "Haunted" are the three that have sprung from this record and so far our audiences love it."

Being veteran rockers can be both a blessing and a curse at times, so with the release of this new disc; what kind of help have they received from their label and are there any plans to go the licensing route for film and television as opposed to the traditional sales and touring efforts? Sarzo couldn't help but look back on past options and empathizes with the frustrations of trying to get on a label in today's music business environment.

"Usually the label does that," he explained, "We're on Cleopatra Records who were also the label I was on with Quiet Riot and they're very good at placing music in movies and on TV shows and The Guess Who gets a lot of placements from their catalog like the TV show, "American Woman" and that is the theme song; then there's the Lenny Kravitz version out there too.They (record companies) don't nurture the artists like they used to, there's no artist relations department and things like that. I can't blame the musicians for this because it's a whole different industry now. Basically with The Guess Who, the record was finished and we gave it to the label. Where as back in the day you worked with the label and they assigned you a producer and an artist relation guy to make sure that the album was complete and the material was well rounded and promotion guys to get you a hit on the radio; it was a whole different machine."

Widely considered by many to be one of heavy metal's premier bass players; was it a challenge for Rudy to adapt his style to that of The Guess Who? 

"Musical styles," he started with a chuckle. "I've been playing bass in bands from like the late sixties before metal became a staple; what we used to consider metal back in the day was actually just rock'n' roll. The founding fathers of metal such as Hendrix and Cream, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and so on and the whole evolution; so I was playing in "Top 40" bands back then. We didn't have tribute bands back then, we had "Top 40" bands playing in clubs and stuff. So whatever was on the radio back then; I played that. You had to if you wanted to get through so it was part of our set list, whatever was on the radio we played that whether you were a party band or in clubs."



 
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"To me what differentiates styles of music is the foundation, which to me is the rhythm section. I didn't really start playing metal and hard rock until I moved to L.A. and started playing with the Randy Rhoads version of Quiet Riot and then of course I joined Ozzy. Tommy Aldridge is one of my favorite drummers so to get to play with him in Ozzy was an incredible experience because he did not approach it exactly like the record; he leans forward when he plays which is something I think he developed from playing live with Black Oak Arkansas and playing a lot of shuffles. So he's not your typical English drummer who is either a little bit on top of the beat or behind it; he was always pushing forward. So to play with him in Ozzy and then again in Whitesnake was an incredible experience. So what I'm getting at is; playing with Garry Peterson, the original drummer on all of those Guess Who records is really a treat. He plays it the way it should be played, it's not a tribute it's the legacy drumming and boy what a treat to play with him." 

Now that they've toured in support of the new album; will they go on a solo jaunt of any length or will they bundle with other classic rock bands with similar appeal like many of the acts do today? Sarzo thinks that it's advantageous to the concert goers when bands group together because they're getting to hear greatest hits sets, yet at the same time he sees value in trying to attract new fans with every show.

"I think the audience gets a bigger bang for their buck because all of these bands just lay out their catalog which is all of their hits. It's interesting because I agree that many of the songs are really appreciated now because, well I hate to use the word nostalgia but those songs really push a certain sentimental button in people's memory. It could've been a friend who has passed or a love that's passed on or they're still with you and you celebrate that but the way things are going, we're adding a whole bunch of dates already for next year and I can see us doing something that The Guess Who hasn't done in a long time; which is actually go out on a regular tour. I mean, getting on the bus and just co-headlining or as a support band on a package tour. Right now we've been doing a lot of casinos, fairs and civic centers which is great but we want to be able to branch out and reach a whole younger audience." 

The Guess Who had a string of hits, many of which are still staples in every bar band's repertoire and with the original members all still viable music makers; has the new line up heard any feedback either positive or negative?

"Randy (Bachman) has not been an official member of The Guess Who since I think it was 1970 and he went on to form Bachman Turner Overdrive and he had huge success and Burton (Cummings) hasn't been in the band since the 70's either when he went on a solo career. It would be very nice if we had their blessing but they've not said anything to my knowledge but I can tell you this much," he said with a laugh, "Jim and Garry own the name The Guess Who; I am just the bass player." 

To discover more about The Guess Who, please visit www.theguesswho.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)  
Artworks Trenton 
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436
Fri. 7 p.m. "Ink & Drink"
Sat. 12 p.m. Y.A.L. 
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. Dave Dales Trio
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. Ed Wilson 
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room   
19 E. Union Street Burlington   
(609) 733-3562  
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Byrd
Sat. 10 p.m. Coaches Son and Special Guest Band
Broken Goblet Brewing 
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA 
(267) 812-5653 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Quizzo from The Darkside 
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington   
(609) 499-1355   
Sat. 8 p.m. Malpractice 
Caffe Galleria 
23 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-2400 
Sat. 11:30 a.m. Puppy Adoption Day
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) 
Centro Grille
2360 Route 33 Robbinsville
(609) 208-9300
Wed. 9 p.m. Fast Ant and Friends
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. 9:30 p.m. Boys 'round Here
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. The "10th Annual Christmas Spectacular" (Various artists performing live and via recordings)
Common Sense Brewing 
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 526-8651   
Sat. 6 p.m. Kyle Alexxander & J
Continental Tavern 
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA 
(215) 493-9191 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Bob Rotondo
Fri. 9 p.m. Jack Capik & Friends
Sat. 9 p.m. Michael Meade
Curly's at the Nest 
1492 Woodbourne Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 639-0707 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Bambu Weasels
Diamond's of Hamilton   
661 Route 33 Hamilton   
(609) 981-7900   
Fri. (6 p.m.) Tara Woodcock (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti 
Sat. (6 p.m.) Masterpiece Party Band (10 p.m.) DJ Ron Meisner
Sun. 10 a.m. "Jazz Brunch"
Dog & Bull Brew House   
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.   
(215) 788-2855   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Fred S 
Fri. (2 p.m.) WMGK "Home Town Event" Hosted by Andre Gardner (9 p.m.) Audio Pilot
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (9 p.m.) The Mix
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Mikey Raggz
Wed. 8 p.m. Brendan Johnson
Frans Pub 
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-5539 
Sun. 3 p.m. "Winter Blues" w/ Peter V Blues Train
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing   
(609) 882-0978  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night 
Fri. 9 p.m. Dave Orban & The Mojo Gypsies
Sat. (7:30 p.m.) "Freddies Christmas Comedy Show and Dinner." Hosted by Johnny Smallwood, feat. Kevin Downey Jr. / Eric Potts. $75 (8 p.m.) Ernie White & John Bushnell's Unplugged Christmas
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. The Darla Rich Trio
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.   
(215) 862-9897  
Fri. (8 p.m.) AC/DC Tribute w/ IC/DC. Doors at 6 p.m., $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (2 p.m./4 p.m.) Princeton "School of Rock."  (8:30 p.m.) The Buzzard Band (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 3 p.m. John Eddie "All Ages" Christmas Show. Doors at 2 p.m., $15 (Adults) $10 (Kids)
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Wed. 8 p.m.  "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. "Pat Foran's Christmas Show"
Hopewell Theater    
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell   
(609) 466-1964  
Sat. 12 p.m. Family Fun Concert "It's The Holidays" w/ Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats. $19.73/$28.92
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. Darla and Rich
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Victor Tarrasov
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Got 35
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Four + 1 = Jazz
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. Ernie White Band's "Christmas Party"
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam   
Iron Plow Vineyards   
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus   
(732) 306-9111   
Sat. 2 p.m. Gypsy Mother
Sun. 2 p.m. Audio Pilot
Ivy Tavern   
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton   
(609) 888-1435   
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke   
Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Tues. 7 p.m. "It's a Holly Jolly Teddy Z Jam"
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. Cosmo Iacavazzi
Fri. 9 p.m. Jonah Jam
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Real Fugitives (8 p.m.) Red Pants Presents: Pitschl & Titze, Sourland, Ellis Wilkinson, Dave Mooney
Sun. (3 p.m.) Jamie & The Guarded Heart (9:30 p.m.) Jared Mancuso
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
Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Night" 
Wed. 8 p.m. Drop the Beat Bingo 
Laurita Winery   
85 Archertown Road New Egypt   
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Wooden Snowman Painting" 
Fri. 6:30 p.m.
Sat. (1 p.m.) Rick Winow (5 p.m.) Accordion Playing Santa
Sun. 5 p.m. Accordion Playing Santa
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out" Holiday Cupcake Class
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-2300 
Fri. 7 p.m. Arianne Rox
Sat. 7:30 p.m. John Beacher 
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dave Dales trio
Mama Flora's Trattoria  
1750 North Olden Avenue Ewing 
(609) 434-1188 
Sat. 6 p.m. Bryan Hill  
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"
Sat. 9 p.m. All Lit Up
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. "Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Holiday Show" feat. Shades Apart, Lost In Society, Erotic Novels Band, Crossed Keys. Ages 21+, $10
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. Raul Malo. $65
Fri. 8 p.m. "A John Denver Performance" w/ Ted Vigil. $35 (SOLD OUT please check for ticket availability)
Sat. 8 p.m. Griffin House. $25
Sun. 6 p.m. Comedian Eric Schwartz. $20
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint 
322 East State Street Trenton 
(609) 437-0898 
Thurs. 6 p.m. "420 Smoking Word"
Fri. 8 p.m. "420 Fire Friday" feat. 420 Karaoke Night
Sun. 2 p.m. Old Skool Hip Hop Sundays. 
Nook's PourHouse   
2043 Route 130 South Florence   
(609) 447-0927 
Sat. 9 p.m. Out 2 Lunch 
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. Papa D'Luxe & The Main Street Groove
Sat. 9 p.m. Running With Scissors
Ages 21+   
Old Town Pub   
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 291-9232  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. "Ugly Sweater Party"
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Sir Xerri
Oliver - A Bistro 
218 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 298-7177 
Sat. 6 p.m. Dine w/ "Live Carolers"
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. Static Drift
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo    
Pete's Steak House   
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton   
(609) 585-8008   
Fri. 9 p.m. No Way Out
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-9529
Sun. 3 p.m. Dan Rauchwerk (CD Release) 
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 424-3766  
Fri. 7:30 p.m./9:30 p.m. Harpist/Vocalist Erin Hill. $15 
Sat. 8 p.m. Run-hide-fight/JT Terlesky $10
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. Joe Zook & Paul Plumeri
Saint Gregory the Great Church
4620 Nottingham Way Hamilton
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Fear Not, God is With Us Christmas Concert" feat. The Community Christian Choir. (FREE admission/good will offering benefiting the Works of Mercy Ministry)
Salt Creek Grille   
1 Rockingham Row Princeton   
(609) 419-4200   
Fri. 8 p.m. Tim Brent
Sat. 8 p.m. Jerry Topinka
Small World Coffee   
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton   
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Adelante
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. 8 p.m. An "Americelticana Christmas" w/ The Shenanigans. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. The Jayplayerswith The Quixote Project. $20
Sun. 6:30 p.m. Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble: "Mary's Lullaby" feat. Princeton Girl Choir. $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. Ned Ryerson & The Groundhogs
Tavern On The Lake   
101 Main Street Hightstown   
(609) 426-9345   
Fri. 9 p.m. Pretty Baby
Sat. 9 p.m. Hybrid
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 
The Cool Cricket   
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro   
(609) 291-9110   
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke   
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
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. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sat. 8 p.m. Na' Bodach
Sun. 3 p.m. Jam Session w/ Seamus Kelleher
The Five Four Bar & Grill 
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525 
Fri. 9 p.m. Stranger Than Normal
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Se7en Band
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. Riverdogs
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Jonn 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   
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Finster
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" w/ Chin & Blum
The RRazz Room (Clarion Hotel) 
6426 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(888) 596-1027 
Sat. 8 p.m. The Golden Gays NYC "Thank Yule for Being a Friend." $25/$35 (Limited VIP)
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  
Fri. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke   
The Sycamore Grill   
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA   
(215) 908-6326   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Steve Tesluk
Fri. 8 p.m. Kick Bax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Plush Duo
Third State Brewing  
352 High Street Burlington 
(609) 387-1620 
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Running Wild" w/ BRC feat. Andrew Miller. 
Tir Na Nog   
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton   
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 9 p.m. The Shantys
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" w/ 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 
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. Essie. $5(cover charge) 
Sat. 10 p.m. The Wood Vibrations. $5 (cover charge) 
All shows 21+ 
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location) 
138 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 924-7855 
Fri. 10 p.m. Rob Duncan
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. Roger Gardella
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