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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...12/30/21

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 12/30/2021

Well, another challenging year has come and gone; venues have closed, artists have struggled and the overall vibe has not been fully restored to what it once was but don’t fret my friends. You see, the musicians and entertainers of this era are tough, they have survived lockdowns, cancellations, job loss and everything else thrown their way; kind of like all of us.

Through division and in some cases self-segregation we have become an industry and nation of; which side do you fall on? There’s no need to spell it out here as the case is made clear every time one opens their cell phone, tablet or laptop. Be it political, medical or one’s own ideology the simple truth is; you have a right to an opinion no matter how wrong or right it may seem to another.

The good thing about the arts, be they music, visual, interpretive, comedic or theater is that everyone who participates or views their favorite form takes away something from each performance, in short; it means something different to everyone.

So, keep that in mind before you mock, criticize, un-friend, block or look upon with disdain another member of your race; the HUMAN race. We all have differences, it is what makes the world go around but like a picture hanging in an exhibit or a certain poem or song; we are all not going to see it the same.

As we move into 2022, let’s try and support one another, respect our differences be they in ideas or of opinion and realize that in the grand scheme of things we can either make enemies or make a difference.

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Thank you all for reading and sharing this piece every week, for listening to “Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio” and “Danny Coleman’s Got The Blues,” thank you for supporting New Jersey Stage Magazine and may you all have a less stressful, healthy and Happy New Year!

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

Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Sat. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Brunch (6 p.m.) "Sunday Funday" w/ DJ Spinning
Mon. 5 p.m. Ed Wilson
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Arts Council of Princeton   
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton   
(609) 924-8777
Fri.10 a.m. “Studio Time” at Princeton Makes Hosted by Adriana Groza (Takes place at Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street) 
Bill's Olde Tavern   
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton   
(609) 586-0192   
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis
Ages 21+
Blend Bar & Bistro   
911 Highway 33 Hamilton   
(609) 245-8887 
Fri. 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve Party w/ Meg Hanson Group
Boro Bean
9 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 466-6681
Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott
Bowman's Tavern   
1600 River Road New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-2972   
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Andrea Carlson Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sun. (12 p.m.) Steve Guyger (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Broken Goblet Brewing 
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA 
(267) 812-5653 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 7 p.m. “NYE Gala 2022” Hosted by Steve Trevalise, feat. Mike Marino / Jerrold Benford. $156.50 (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Sat. 7:30 pm Presenting “T” the Voice of Tony Soprano
City Streets   
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor   
(609) 426-9400 
Fri. 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve w/ Tanglewood   
125 South Main Street Hightstown   
(609) 241-7103
Fri. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. “13th Annual Rock On Radio Christmas Spectacular” w/. various artists
Cooper's Riverview
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 9 p.m. Club Night feat. Rotating DJs (inside event)
Fri. 6 p.m.“New Year’s Eve Party” feat. WitZend / DJ EnerJetic. $20-$115 (Prices vary based on package purchased)
Sun. 11 a.m. " Sunday Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Michael Hoffman
Wed. (12 p.m.) "Wine Down Wednesdays" (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck / Disco Hustle Night (Inside)
All Events Ages 21+
Havana New Hope   
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.   
(215) 862-9897  
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Open Blues Jam Hosted by The Slidewinder Blues Band
Fri. 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve w/ Se7en. $20 
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (9 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Theater    
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell   
(609) 466-1964  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Holiday Film Fest: “Christmas Vacation.” $12.50
Hopewell Valley Vineyards   
46 Yard Avenue Pennington   
(609) 737-4465   
Sun. 1:30 p.m.  Brian Elliot
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill   
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(267) 914-4517   
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Johnny Betz 
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Monday w/ DJ Code Redd
Wed. 10 p.m. Beer Pong w/ DJ
Iron Plow Vineyards   
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus   
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 4 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends
Sun. 2 p.m. Bud Belviso
Ivy Tavern   
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton   
(609) 888-1435   
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke
Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos
All shows 21+     
John & Peter's   
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa   
(215) 862-5981  
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational   
All shows 21+ 
Killarney's Publick House   
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 586-1166  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Wayne Bilotti Duo
Fri. 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve Bash w/ DJ Ahmad
Sat. 10 a.m. New Year’s Day Brunch Pajama Party w/ DJ Jimmy G
Laurita Winery   
85 Archertown Road New Egypt   
(609) 752-0200 
Sat. 1 p.m. First Call
Wed. 12 p.m. Girls Night Out: Ages 21+
Logan Inn   
9 South Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. “The Bash” New Year’s Eve Party w/ DJ Yanko & Jony. $200 (Includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, dessert, champagne toast)
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 6 p.m. “New Year’s Eve Celebration” w/ (9 p.m.) Hindsight. (Buffet, champagne toast at midnight)
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   
Fri. 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve w/ Last Call
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sat. 11 a.m. New Year’s Brunch
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Rachel & Ty
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. “Naughty” Trivia Night
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Sun. 4 p.m. LeCompt (Full Band)
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
Nottingham Tavern   
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square   
(609) 587-6623   
Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Oldestone Restaurant
15 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-7044
Thurs. (6 p.m.) Scott Gurney (Deco Bar) (7 p.m.) Scott McCallister (Jazz Lounge)
Fri. 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve Party w/ Grand Central. (FREE no cover/cash bar)
Sat. 10 a.m. New Year’s Day Brunch w/ Aaron Quarterman. $79.99 (Reservations required)
Old Town Pub   
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 291-9232  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Patriots Crossing   
1339 River Road Titusville   
(609) 737-2780  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
Fri. 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve Party w/ The Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" 
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Fri. 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve at Odette’s feat. Big Band Music, open bar, ages 21+
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. Welcome 2022 w/ DJ Beenice. (Bar snacks, hats/noisemakers, Champagne toast)
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Fri. 12 p.m. Backstage Party (FREE beer, pizza, music, prizes. MUST pre-register to attend)
Tara's Tavern  
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown   
(609) 286-2300   
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 9 p.m. Members of Nami Lane
Temperance House   
5 South State Street Newtown, PA   
(215) 944-8050   
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kevin Kirk
Fri. 11 a.m. All Day New Year’s Eve Party w/ Love Junk / DJ Vinny
The Cool Cricket   
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro   
(609) 291-9110   
Thurs. 8 p.m. DJ Ran D
Fri. (7 p.m.) New Year’s Irish Eve (9 p.m.) New Year’s Eve Glitter Ball Karaoke w/ DJ Dave
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke
The Five Four Bar & Grill 
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
The Ivy Inn   
248 Nassau Street Princeton   
(609) 921-8555   
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv  
Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Roost   
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 208-0050 
Thurs. “Christmas Light Walk-thru” (Daily thru January 1, 2022)
Fri. 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve Party w/ 80’s Undercover. FREE/Pay as you go food and drink or $100 (Includes a 4-course meal, bottle of wine and champagne toast)
The Sycamore Grill   
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA   
(215) 908-6326   
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 5 p.m. RCJ Band
Tir Na Nog   
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton   
(609) 392-2554 
Fri. 5 p.m. Annual “Irish New Year’s Eve” Party w/ Seamus Kelleher
Sat. 3 p.m. New Year’s Day Irish Sessions
Trenton Social    
449 South Broad Street Trenton   
(609) 989-7777  
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)
Working Dog Winery   
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown   
(609) 371-6000
Sun. 12 p.m. Kevin McGowan

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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