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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...2/14/19


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 02/14/2019

"Looking very much forward of course to coming back to one of our favorite theaters in the world; it has that magic about it. I remember the first time we played it, it was in the mid to late seventies and we took photographs on the stage because it has that beautiful old feel about it. A U.S. tour would not be the same unless we went to McCarter."

 Leprechauns, Tir Na Nog and the formation of Giant's Causeway are true legends of Ireland and then there is legendary; that's where Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains come in. 

Assembled 57 years ago and still going strong today, the band is about to embark on another U.S tour with one of their stops being in New Jersey at Princeton's famed McCarter Theater on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. 

Led by the Tin Whistle and Uilleann Pipes of Moloney, The Chieftains experimented with and eventually crafted a sound that is recognizable the world over. They have performed for British RoyaltyPope John Paul II, in front of The Berlin Wall and on the Great Wall of China as well as with musicians from multiple genres and walks of life.

Even as Moloney looks back on their longevity, he himself seems unaware where the time has gone but he knows that it has been a great ride and one which keeps getting better with age.



 
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"Well, it's been a fantastic musical journey to be honest; I don't know where the years have of gone," he began with a laugh that would warm even the coldest of hearts. "We've had such a great time and we're still going and going; for instance we went back to Japan last year for the first time in 30 years and did the best Japanese tour that we've ever done and we loved meeting up with young musicians who have taken to Irish music. There's a group of girls who call themselves "The Lady Chieftains" and they even have a little card; they formed a Chieftains fan club for us over there. Where the years have gone of course is beyond me to be honest, I mean the first time we played the States was '72 in New York and we've been going ever since." 

In order to get, "Going" the band needed a name and so he turned to the Irish literary world; where he found what he thought was just going to be the title of their first album and well, it stuck around for a while.

"Like I say it was before "62 in fact and we didn't have the name The Chieftains for the band; it was an Irish poet named John Montague who gave us the name. He had a book of poetry called, "Death of a Chieftain" and we decided that'd be a nice name for the first album that came out in '62 and well, here we are."

Prior to 1962 as the band was getting their signature sound fine-tuned, a sound that would lead them to becoming one of the most sought after recording and performing artists of all time; they bumped around Ireland and parts of Europe where they made a few friends along the way. 

"I go back into the '60's you might say and there was this top disc jockey in Europe and he had us on his evening program where he'd be playing The Rolling Stones and The Beatles and then in the middle out comes The Chieftains with this strange noise," he chuckled as if he couldn't believe it himself. "Then doing the film with Stanley Kubrick in '75; we didn't go full time professional until 1975, we were still traditional music but we were getting across. We were getting there and we had people like Roger Daltrey, we recorded with Paul McCartney in 1972 and eventually in 1980 I did the "B" side of "Ebony and Ivory" a song called "Rainclouds" but there's different people who have loved our sound and wanted to have it on their albums. I twisted things around and eventually we did "The Long Black Veil" album among other ones, I had a Christmas album but "The Long Black Veil" was a great breakthrough for us and got us a couple of our six Grammys. Asking Sting to sing in Gaelic; he wanted to sing the whole song in Gaelic which was a challenge for him but we did it half and half. Then The Stones we had in the studio and that was a riot; I could write a book on it (laughs)! We did, "The Rocky Road to Dublin" and I usually say it was stone by stone but that was all great and various other artists that we've had. We still continue with younger people like The Decemberist; we did that on our last album, our fiftieth for the fiftieth year. The record company is still after us to do more especially for next year because it's the twentieth anniversary of "The Long Black Veil" and they're still after us to do two more albums. There's always something going on at the studio that I'm interested in. I did a piece for my grandson when he was born and I concentrated on rhythm based on a Dvorak piece that we performed with The Nashville Symphony a couple of years ago for the first time and someday I want to make a huge production of it on stage; so it never stops."

So with all of those connections and years of experience under his belt; does Paddy Moloney ever get nervous before, during or after a performance? 

"Oh gosh yeah," he said with that now infectious laugh. "I get nervous more so for a small audience than for a large audience. We had a gig here in Dublin Castle for forty people, a corporate concert and they can be nerve wracking just as much; I never take anything for granted. I always have a little bit of nerves going on, the bigger concerts are sometimes easier to command. We've played at huge festivals, The Berlin WallRoger WatersThe Pope gig was for 1.2 million which was incredible but we take it all in our stride." 



 
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"We've got a great team with The Chieftains and although it's only three of us that tour these days, along with us we have some fantastic young musicians in their thirties and forties and a lovely singer named Alyth McCormack from the island of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland, a Scotch-Gaelic community and she does a bit of the "Melt music" as we call it but then she sings a great version of, "Foggy Dew" and has the voice of an angel. Along with that we had Gary Bell or "Ding Dong Bell" as we used to call him who appeared many times with us at McCarter Theater who passed away years ago but now we have a harp player named Triona Marshall, she's incredible and does a version of the "O'Carolan's Concerto" that's the best I've ever heard. We're also very fortunate to have Jon and Nathan Pilatzke who do an extraordinary style of dance and all to Irish music of course. Jon is a master fiddle player; I didn't know he could play the fiddle when I asked him to dance 16 years ago (laughs) and he is now sort of my lead fiddle player on stage and he's just amazing. I'm very fortunate to have all these young people and you'll hear them perform their own solo bits and that's a great thing about The Chieftains, it's like a family; we are a family. We stick together and have great fun and they all love going on a Chieftains tour. We are also going to be calling on some of your great talent that you've got near Princeton; we have a local pipe band because we do the march, "The Battle of San Patricio," I had Ry Cooder join in on that one. There's a local choir who are fantastic and they're going to sing two of the songs from, "The Long Journey Home" and "Shenandoah" which we did with Van Morrison and we do a song that Elvis Costello wrote the words for, "Anthem" from "The Long Journey Home." We're going to have some of your wonderful local dancers too, so it's a big show it's not just the three lads from The Chieftains; it has grown and grown and it gets better every time."

When asked his favorite part of being on the road and how he manages the rigors of touring, Moloney was quite honest with his response. 

"You hit the nail on the head there; it's once we hit the boards, the stage, that's when it all pans out. Getting there and the travel is a terrible nuisance, it's getting more difficult every day. Whether its airplanes or taking a bus from wherever we are staying at the time; we are starting this tour in Seattle, then to Portland and then down to California. That part of it is the worst because you have to put up with the pitfalls of all that. I remember going down through Carolina on a road that was ice and snow packed along the highway on a big bus and it took us eight hours to get there because we couldn't fly. I try to avoid any long journeys on the day of a concert but just to get to the gig and do our little sound check then go have dinner and off we go to the concert is always great."

Returning to McCarter Theater for The Chieftains is always a highlight and this trip is no exception. 

"We have a good show for you; at the beginning we show a montage of the artists that we've worked with and different people that we've come across on our journey and it will be terrific. We are looking forward to it because it's like coming home when we get to the McCarter Theater." 

To discover more about The Chieftains and Paddy Moloney or to purchase tickets to the show, please visit www.thechieftains.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)  
Amalfi's Kitchen & Bar 
146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Road Lawrenceville 
(609) 912-1599 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. No Way Ou   
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  
Sun. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
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. Glenn McClelland Trio
Fri. (4 p.m.) Ottmar (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. 6 p.m. Lorenzo 
Tues. 6 p.m. Chris Lelli
Wed. 6 p.m. Lovey Williams
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room   
19 E. Union Street Burlington   
(609) 733-3562  
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Byrd
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Broken Goblet Brewing 
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA 
(267) 812-5653 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook 
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo from the Darkside
BSB Gallery 
143 East State Street (Suite 4) Trenton 
(609) 599-3268 
Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. "Common Threads Sanctuary 7"
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington   
(609) 499-1355   
Sat. 9 p.m. The Suspects
Caffe Galleria 
23 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-2400 
Sat. 7 p.m. Michael Aquino
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) 
Cedar Gardens
661 Route 33 Hamilton
(609) 931-9464
Fri. 8 p.m. "Valentine's Weekend Comedy Show" feat. Brendan Donegan, Claudia Stavola, Chris Coccia. $20
Sun. 6 p.m. "Care Couture" Hair Art Show Benefiting Breast Cancer Resource Center and David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. $50 (Includes Hors' d'oeuveres/Soft Beverages
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. Well Wish
Continental Tavern 
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA 
(215) 493-9191  
Fri. 9 p.m. Jeff Sutton Band
Sat. 9 p.m. The Idle Woodsman
Cream Ridge Winery 
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 259-9797 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Wine Tasting Benefit for "New Beginnings Thoroughbreds. $30 (advance)
Curly's at the Nest 
1492 Woodbourne Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 639-0707  
Sat. 8 p.m. The Fredz
Diamond's of Hamilton   
661 Route 33 Hamilton   
(609) 981-7900   
Thurs. (6 p.m.) Tara Woodcock "Valentine Special" (10 p.m.) DJ Anthony Bradley
Fri. (6 p.m.) Angelo Ruggerio (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti 
Sat. (6 p.m.) Tymes 2 (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   
Fri. 9 p.m. Mia Johnson
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (9 p.m.) Angus Road
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Mikey Raggz (4 p.m.) Keli & Nick
Frans Pub 
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-5539 
Sat. 8 p.m. Born to Lose
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing   
(609) 882-0978  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Country Night" Hosted by Jeremy Line Dance. (FREE event)
Fri. 9 p.m. Gyrl Band
Sat. 9 p.m. "Valentine's Day Comedy Show" Hosted by Jonny Smallwood feat. Craig Loydgren, Kevin Israel. $25 / South Side Wanderers
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala, Falcey & Marc Hoffman
Greenhouse
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1657
Fri. 9 p.m. Kramer, Monk, Paglione
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 
Halo Pub 
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square 
(609) 586-1811 
Sat. 7 p.m. The Noonan Brothers Band
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Tues. 8 p.m. "Game Of Thrones" Trivia Challenge
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.   
(215) 862-9897  
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Rocky & His Friends "Valentine" Edition
Fri. (8 p.m.) Crosby Stills and Nash: A Tribute w/ "Wooden Ships." Doors open at 6 p.m., $20 (advance) SOLD OUT please check for ticket availability (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m) Se7en Band (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 7 p.m. "Radio Petty" A Tribute to Tom Petty. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke Farewell Reunion Party w/ DJ Rock N Ron
Tues. 8 p.m. Funk 'N' Blues Jam Hosted by Sidewinder Blues Band
Wed. 8 p.m.  "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Lisa Bonner, Judith D'Alessio
Hopewell Theater    
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell   
(609) 466-1964  
Sat. 8 p.m. Hot Club of Philadelphia. $28.79, $31.45, $34.12
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. Victor Tarrasov
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Just Us
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Acoustic Road
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Dave Adolf Quintet
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill   
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(267) 914-4517   
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher   
Sat. 9 p.m. All Lit Up
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam   
Irish Rover Station House
1033 Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Sun. 3 p.m. "Sunday Funday" w/ Joe and Krista and The Rover
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. Keith Franklin Jazz Duo
Sat. 1 p.m. Bob O & Kim Montalvo
Sun. 1 p.m. Audio Pilot
Ivy Tavern   
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton   
(609) 888-1435   
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke   
Fri. 9 p.m. Tour de Force
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
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. Essie, Terez, Little Flowers
Fri. 9 p.m. Pop Punk Throwbacks
Sat. (3 p.m.) Black Cat Habitat (9:30 p.m.) aBird, Deirdre Forrest, Katherine Quintana 
Sun. (3 p.m.) Anthony Sachetti & Friends (9:30 p.m.) The Inflatable Head feat. Sir Xerri
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic
Tues. 9 p.m. The Merry Makers Orchestrina
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational   
All shows 21+  
Killarney's Publick House   
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 586-1166  
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Girls Night Out" 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Suspended Justice
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Brunch"
Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Nite"
Tues. 7 p.m. Live Radio Broadcast "Rider Basketball Coach's Show"
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"
Sun. 1 p.m. The Bergers
Legends Tap and Pizza
318 High Street Burlington
(609) 486=3001
Fri. 7 p.m. Gypsy Mother
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-2300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Pyrenesia Trio
Fri. 7 p.m. Zach Kramer
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Jazz Brunch" feat. James Popik (6:30 p.m.) Conjunto Hatuey
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  
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"
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike 
Wed. 9 p.m. "Karaoke Time" w/ Kirchner Entertainment
Mercer Oaks Clubhouse 
725 Village Road West West Windsor
(609) 936-1383
Fri. 6 p.m. "Latin Night" feat. Son 7 / Kombo Latino. $10
Millhill Basement   
300 S. Broad Street Trenton   
(609) 989-1600  
Fri. 8 p.m. The Burns, Alpha Rabbit, Finding Feebas, The Extensions. Ages 21+, $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. "The Ivy League of Comedy" feat. Tom Ryan, Clayton Fletcher. $25
Sat. 8 p.m. "Top of The World" A Carpenters Tribute. $39
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint 
322 East State Street Trenton 
(609) 437-0898 
Fri. (7 p.m.) The Wedding Funeral (CD Release Benefit), Mr. Lisp, Jacob's Brother, Jonny H. $10 (8:30 p.m.) "420 Stoner Giggles" Hosted by Mister Direct
Sat. (8 p.m.) "Chronic Stonerdays" w/ Rebel DJ (9:30 p.m.) Open Mic Saturday w/ "Demon Assassin"
Sun. (2 p.m.) Old School Session (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. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Super Dave   
Fri. 9 p.m. Kevin Toft & the Alternators
Sat. 9 p.m. Ernie White Lisa Bouchelle Mario DiBartolo 
Ages 21+   
Old Town Pub   
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 291-9232  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. Sir Xerri
Sat. 9 p.m. Deb & Mike
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by 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  
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo    
Pete's Steak House   
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton   
(609) 585-8008   
Sat. 9 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church)
50 Walnut Lane Princeton
(609) 799-0944
Fri. 8:15 p.m. Walt Michael Trio. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., $25
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-9529
Sun. 3 p.m. The Shanakee Sessions "In The Round" Hosted by Helen O'Shea feat. Marvin Perkins, Dave Vargo, Jo Wymer. 
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 424-3766  
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe Jack Talcum from The Dead Milkmen. $10
Sun. 6 p.m. Screening of "Icepick To The Moon" The Fred Lane Documentary w/ Skizz Cyzyk. $10 (Includes a bag of chips and a soda)
Richboro Coffee
130 Almshouse Road #205 Richboro, PA
(215) 322-6800
Fri. 6 p.m. "Valentine Jam" feat. Sara Chodak, Little Miss Love Jones, The Mojo Machine. 
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. Ernie White
Salt Creek Grille   
1 Rockingham Row Princeton   
(609) 419-4200   
Fri. 8 p.m. Charles Clark
Sat. 8 p.m. Jerry Topinka
Small World Coffee   
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton   
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 8 p.m. Milan
Starbucks Coffee 
2673 Main Street Lawrenceville 
(609) 414-3320 
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Anker 
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. Lorens Chuno. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. Alex Otey Trio. $20
Tara's Tavern  
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown   
(609) 286-2300   
Fri. 10 p.m. The Quattro
Sat. 10 p.m. Bent Mushroom
Tavern On The Lake   
101 Main Street Hightstown   
(609) 426-9345   
Fri. 9 p.m. Suspended Justice
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
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  
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310
Sun. 1 p.m. "Winery Sunday Music Series" feat. Kevin McGowan
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   
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The Dubliner 
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816 
Fri. 8 p.m. The Willie Lynch Band
Sat. 7 p.m. Celtic Conection
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone
The Five Four Bar & Grill 
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525 
Fri. 9 p.m. Buzzer Band
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Witzend
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. Hacksaw Jim Thuggin'
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. Beggars Opera
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. Chin & Blum
The RRazz Room (Clarion Hotel) 
6426 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(888) 596-1027 
Sat. 8 p.m. "A Time For Love" w/ Bob Egan feat. Kathy Graham. $35
The Roost   
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 208-0050 
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Valentine's Day" (TBA Live Music)
Sat. 8 p.m. Kindred Spirit
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  
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke   
The Sycamore Grill   
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA   
(215) 908-6326   
Thurs. 8 p.m. The Idle Woodsman
Fri. 8 p.m. Undercover The Peoples Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Renegade
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Live & Local" Hosted by Jake Falana
Fri. 8 p.m. "Post-Valentine's Day Dance Party" w/ Matt Dubrow & The Captives, Kate Dressed Up, Eastern Function, Sexoffice. Doors open at 7 p.m., $10
Sat. 7 p.m. Billy Hector Band
Sun. 5 p.m. "All or Nothing" Music Competition (R & B Edition)
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Open Jam w/ Blue Light Digital Sound
Third State Brewing  
352 High Street Burlington 
(609) 387-1620 
Sat. 7:30 p.m. "Dirty Valentine's Day/Dirty Dancing Contest" w/ Malpractice Show Band
Tir Na Nog   
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton   
(609) 392-2554 
Sat. 7 p.m. Kevin McCloskey
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Hosted by Billy O'Neal
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  
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" Hosted by Jay Kountree
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Aquarian Revolution feat. Down 2 Mars
Tues. 7 p.m. Social Musicology Series Hosted by Sean Ladden & Kyle Walter
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057
Sat. 7 p.m. Cabin Jazz
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.  $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Muscle Tough. $5 (cover charge)  
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Bluegrass Pick
All shows 21+ 
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location) 
138 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 924-7855 
Fri. 10 p.m. Zeke Sky Band
VFW Post 491
9 Fisher Place Yardville
(609) 585-9645
Thurs. 7 p.m. Valentine's Day Oldies Doo Wop Dance Party w/ DJ Chris Barlow
Fri. 8 p.m. (FREE admission)
Sat. 7 p.m. "Second Saturday" Open Mic. (FREE admission)
All shows ages 21+
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. Dan Ward


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