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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...1/24/19


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 01/24/2019

"I was like anybody else, I originally just liked their hits and the stuff that you heard on the radio but I think I got into them more later on in life as I started to appreciate their talent. What always amazed me was their ability to perform live as well as they did and the way they segued from one tune to another; it was just brilliant rock 'n' roll and I don't think anyone sounds like them. I thought this well before anyone suggested I write a tune so it was not a recent discovery."

Kevin Michael Giordano is an accomplished musician, well rounded in multiple genres and instruments but what he has accomplished recently is a unique recording project that has coincided with a blockbuster film and the accidental timing couldn't be better.

"Spent some years playing around the country, out west, down south" and  "Went to school a bit here and there," was asked to undertake the penning of a song in a style as close as possible to that of rock legends Queen. A daunting task for sure and one that even he looks back on and questions himself for agreeing to attempt.

"I've been writing music all of my life, I've been in bands forever, I've gotten all of my degrees in music; I'm a music director, an orchestra teacher but I've never really written for another band or in a tribute form as I did for this song." he said with a tone of lingering disbelief. "I was actually asked to write it by a Queen tribute band that was looking for some of their own material to play and sell and I was asked in August if I could come up with something that sounds like Queen. I found myself over the last 10 years drawn to, listening to and watching videos of live tour clips on YouTube; I love a lot of bands and love a lot of music but I just have so much respect for Freddie and Brian and Roger and what they did; I just don't know if there will ever be another rock band and another front man like that. I was listening to it, watching it and studying at least once a week, so it was a real coincidence that they asked me if I could write in this style and I decided to give it a shot. So when I left the studio, I thought oh boy; what did I do that for? I've never written a Queen style song before. So I went home and as I started to fall asleep it just came to me the title, "God Save The Queen" and then the thought that it would be about Freddie's life towards its end. He was such a talent and such an individual and to have him suffer as he did was just horrible; I always mourned for what he was going through. I heard a lot of the song in my head so for the next three weeks I tried to just get it all out on paper and it made me depressed because I did some real in depth study and a lot of research on his life so that I could put the story together and still be respectful." 

Much like a college student cramming for an exam, Kevin felt the need to get this moving and done based on a self-imposed deadline but he also knew that to do it properly he would need to pay attention to even the smallest of details; including using a coin on the guitar tracks a la Brian May



 
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"My intention was that if I was going to do this that I would pay as much respect to the sound that they had and that I would try my best to emulate the sound. So it was an accumulation of all these little things that started to create that amazing sound of theirs and I wasn't sure that it was going to come out like I heard it in my head which was sounding like Queen but what I heard in my head eventually worked."

Part of that included lining up the right musicians and engineer/producer in order to achieve the signature sound and the vocal harmonies that the band was renowned for. Giordano stayed within his own inner circle and it seems to have worked perfectly.

"You have to look at bands like Steely Dan to find vocal harmonies of that type. We put 35 vocal tracks down for this tune and I did them all myself and I tried to do them like Queen would have done them. Brian May explained in, "The Making of Bohemian Rhapsody" how they did it. They'd take a note and sing it in unison and then do it three times so they had nine tracks and then take the next harmony and sing that in unison three times and they would eventually have multiple notes in unison, nine tracks each and they would put it all together and it would sound like a chorus and Roger with his vocal range and him singing so high when needed and operatic when needed and so dramatic and the guitar licks; everything was just so great."

So with everything in place and the recording process begun; what happened next  may be considered a nice twist of fate.

"We finally started putting tracks down in the fall and it was just a coincidence that the movie was coming out, I didn't plan it that way and I didn't know. So it was two real coincidences that came about; I'd love to say it was my intention but it was not; I can't take responsibility for that."

"Bohemian Rhapsody" turning out to be a blockbuster has spawn good publicity and drawn attention to the release; something Giordano can only hope continues but as of now he's relishing the success of his accomplishments thus far.

"We've been getting some good spins around the country but to perform it live will be a little more of a challenge because of so many tracks but the first objective right now is to get it out there and get it known to people. I love that my song can possibly be heard; but who wouldn't right? I'm really enjoying that I can emote a little bit for all of us that were completely broken when Freddie died. I feel that even here in the United States we just didn't pay attention to the reality of what he died from and it feels like nowadays we can express that a lot more openly. Unfortunately that disease was not real popular to talk about and now it's different and I'm glad the movie really opens that up and doesn't cut corners; it just says what really happened. Then there were all of the people that have suffered and died from it which I tried to mention in the song and the people he was closest too; not to mention the band members.They were on top of their game, that tour in 1986 was insane; I can't imagine what they went through. I had that in me when I wrote it and I tried to envision and say the words that he was possibly feeling and to speak what he might have felt."



 
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Giordano is hoping that the success of this single via downloads will parlay into more opportunities; perhaps even on a larger scale.

"We're using this tune in hopes that we may find a Queen tribute band that's looking to perhaps do an album and pick it up; which of course hasn't happened yet (laughs). I have a whole catalog of music that I'm working on and hoping to get out there. I'm a violinist, an orchestra director, a string teacher and I have degrees in guitar and violin so I've spent most of my life in music. I've always played rock music as well so it's all coming along and coming together." 

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  
Fri. 7 p.m. Design Your Next Chapter: "Navigating Turning Tides" An Evening w/ Debbie Travis & Helen O'Shea. (FREE admission)
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv. $2
Artworks Trenton 
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436
Sat. 7 p.m. Opening Reception: Beyond Mark Making and People in Geometry.
Sun. 3 p.m. IAT "Friendraiser."   
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. Jean Therapy
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo 
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room   
19 E. Union Street Burlington   
(609) 733-3562  
Sat. 10 p.m. Screaming Rockets
Broken Goblet Brewing 
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA 
(267) 812-5653 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Acoustic Keys
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Kinky Quizzo
BSB Gallery 
143 East State Street (Suite 4) Trenton 
(609) 599-3268 
Sat. 11 a.m. Opening Reception: "Common Threads Sanctuary 7" (FREE admission)
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington   
(609) 499-1355   
Fri. 9 p.m. Union
Caffe Galleria 
23 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-2400 
Sat./Sun. "Winterfest" live music, food specials.
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   
COARadio.com   
125 South Main Street Hightstown   
(609) 241-7103   
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Stephanie Chin
Common Sense Brewing 
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 526-8651 
Sat. 6 p.m. Rick Winow
Continental Tavern 
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA 
(215) 493-9191 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Ryan & Kenny
Fri. 9 p.m. Bob & Kate
Sat. 9 p.m. Nike & Laura Tusay
Diamond's of Hamilton   
661 Route 33 Hamilton   
(609) 981-7900   
Fri. (6 p.m.)"Standards and Sinatra" w/ Steve Maglio (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti 
Sat. (6 p.m.) "The Modern Day Crooner" Sam McDonough (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. Fred S
Fri. 8 p.m. Vince Schneider
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Mike Leggerie (9 p.m.) 
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale
Wed. 8 p.m. Brendon Johnson
Fedora Bistro Cafe 
2633 Main Street Lawrenceville 
(609) 895-0844 
 Wed. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk
Frans Pub 
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-5539 
Fri. 8 p.m. The Real Fugitives
Sat. 8 p.m. All Winter Long
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing   
(609) 882-0978  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Country Night" Hosted by Jeremy Line Dance. (FREE event)
Fri. 8 p.m. Rich Scanella Group
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala, Falcey & Marc Hoffman
Greenhouse
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1657
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Sam Ryan Music
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 
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.   
(215) 862-9897   
Fri. (8 p.m.) A Tribute to the Music of Steely Dan w/ "Countdown to Ecstasy." $35 (Check for ticket availability as this show is currently SOLD OUT) (9:30 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m) Castle Lane (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m.  "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. 
Hopewell Theater    
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell   
(609) 466-1964 
Sat. 8 p.m. Mamma's Marmalade. $19.73, $26.66, $28.79
Hopewell United Methodist Church 
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-0471 
Sat. 1 p.m. Learn to Upcycle
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn   
15 East Broad Street Hopewell   
(609) 466-9889
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night   
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
Hopewell Valley Vineyards   
46 Yard Avenue Pennington   
(609) 737-4465   
Thurs. (6 p.m.) Four +1 (7 p.m.) Meditation Night w/ Christina Flanagan. $20 (Advance) 
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Catmoondaddy
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Got 35
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   
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam   
Irish Rover Station House
1033 Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Sat. 9 p.m. Never Enough
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Iron Plow Vineyards   
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus   
(732) 306-9111   
Fri. 6 p.m. Jerry Steele
Sat. (1 p.m.) The Grouser Girls (7 p.m.) "Vino Comic Night" Hosted by Rich McDonald, feat. Camille Theobold / Sam Mushman. $35
Sun. 1 p.m. Darla & Rich Jazz Duo
Ivy Tavern   
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton   
(609) 888-1435   
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke   
Fri. 9 p.m. Papa D'Lux
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"  
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. Liberty Blues Band
Sat. (3 p.m.) Old Sleeper (9:30 p.m.) The Mojo Gypsies
Sun. (3 p.m.) "Miss Pumpkin's Drag Show" (9:30 p.m.) Jared Mancuso
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational   
All shows 21+  
JoJo's Tavern 
2677 Nottingham Way Mercerville 
(609) 586-2678 
Sat. 10 p.m. Tour de Force Quartet
Killarney's Publick House   
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 586-1166  
Thurs. (5 p.m.) "Girls Night Out" (9 p.m.) Lip Sync Battle Finals
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Bay Nice
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
Wed. 8 p.m. Drop the Beat Bingo 
Laurita Winery   
85 Archertown Road New Egypt   
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"
Sat. 1 p.m. "Blessing of the Vineyard"
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Brunch"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-2300 
Fri. 7 p.m. Bonnie Boland
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Ed Wall
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dave Dales
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"  feat. the Mojo Gypsies w/ Guy DeRosa
McGuinn's Place   
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence   
(609) 392-0599  
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Hip Hop Thursdays" w/ Enki
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  
Sat. 9 p.m. Breaklite, Nowhere Fast, Minor Setback, Sick On Sunday. $5
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. Winter Festival Concert: "The British Invasion" w/ Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde. Doors open at 6 p.m., $50 (General admission) $95 VIP (Includes pre-concert reception/meet and greet 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint 
322 East State Street Trenton 
(609) 437-0898 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "$20 Meet & Smoke" Black Market Networking Event
Sat. 7 p.m. Wu tang Artist...Demon Assassin and Friends. $15 (8 p.m.) Chronic Stoner days w/ DJ Rebel
Sun. 4:20 p.m. Sugar Magnolia Sundaze
Wed. 8 p.m. "420 Game Night"
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. Einstein Bridge
Sat. 9 p.m. Blind Lemmon Pie
Ages 21+   
O'Connors American Bar & Grille 
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton 
(609) 261-1555 
Sat. 6 p.m. "Roaring 20's Murder Mystery Party." (SOLD OUT call for ticket availability)
Old Town Pub   
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 291-9232  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Grouser Girls
Sat. 9 p.m. Sir Xerri
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  
Fri. 9 p.m. "Total Request Live" w/ DJ Bobby J
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo     
Pete's Steak House   
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton   
(609) 585-8008   
Fri. 10 p.m. The Suspects
Sat. 9 p.m. No Way Out
Plumsted Grill
457 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-5552
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Ernie White & Lisa Bouchelle
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-9529
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Table Top Game Night"
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 424-3766  
Fri. 7 p.m. Steve Garvey of Buzzcocks Meet and Greet. (FREE Admission)
Sat. 8 p.m. The Fleshtones. All ages, $20
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. Monk & Monk
Salt Creek Grille   
1 Rockingham Row Princeton   
(609) 419-4200   
Fri. 8 p.m. Glenn Alexander
Sat. 8 p.m. Tim Brent
Small World Coffee   
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton   
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 8 p.m. Zzaj
Starbucks Coffee (Trenton Community Store)
102 South Warren Street Trenton
(609) 393-0261
Sat. 3 p.m. Open Mic
1867 Sanctuary   
101 Scotch Road Ewing   
(609) 392-6409 
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night (FREE to attend and perform)
Sat. 8 p.m. "Comedy Cabaret" feat. Mark Riccadona, Marc Keye, Adrian Colomn. $20
Sun. 3 p.m. A & R Duo
Tara's Tavern  
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown   
(609) 286-2300   
Fri. 10 p.m. Psycho Misfits
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Tavern On The Lake   
101 Main Street Hightstown   
(609) 426-9345   
Fri. 9 p.m. Barry Wasserman
Sat. 9 p.m. Steve The Band
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. TKM Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310
Sun. 1 p.m. "Winery Sunday Music Series" feat. Bill Flemer
The Cool Cricket   
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro   
(609) 291-9110   
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke   
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
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. 7:30 p.m. JB Rocks
Sat. 7 p.m. Andre Koontz & Bill O'Neal
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
The Five Four Bar & Grill 
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525 
Fri. 9 p.m. Red Headed Step Child
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Big Whiskey
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. (TBA)
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. Joe & Krista
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Bill Monach Jr.   
The Roost   
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 208-0050 
Fri. 8 p.m.  ArHouse
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  
Sat. 9:30 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. Joe Robinson 
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Idlewoodsman
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Live & Local" (TBA)
Sat. "Fire and Ice Festival Beer Tent" (11 a.m.) Dave Murray (8:30 p.m.) Billy Walton Band. $10
Sun. 5 p.m. "Back to the Bars: the Jersey Cypher" Hosted by New Jersey #1 Hip-Hop. Ages 21+, $15
Third State Brewing  
352 High Street Burlington 
(609) 387-1620 
Sun. 2 p.m. Shawn Byrne
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. Hey Monae. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Challenge Accepted. $5 (cover charge) 
Sun. 1 p.m. "Chili Cook-off"
All shows 21+ 
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location) 
138 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 924-7855 
Fri. 10 p.m. Ever-After Band
Villa Rosa Ristorante & Pizzeria
41 Scotch Road Ewing
(609) 882-6841
Sat. 6 p.m. Grace Field
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
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar 
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA 
(215) 493-3800 
Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot


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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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.


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