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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...2/21/19
By Danny Coleman
originally published: 02/21/2019
Damon Johnson may or may not be a household name to some but to others such as Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Brother Cane and Black Star Riders he is very well known.
Forming his first band while in the eighth grade, this guitarist from Alabama grew into larger roles as both a performer and songwriter. He has written material that has been recorded by Stevie Nicks and Carlos Santana, toured with the aforementioned Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy and also opened for legendary rockers Judas Priest.
However, it's what he's done recently that is grabbing the attention of music fans the world over. Johnson has just returned home from a previewing of his new and soon to be released disc titled, "Memoirs Of An Uprising." A recent show in New York City at the famed Iridium left Damon feeling rather confident that his decision to become a solo artist is one that he no longer needs to question.
"We had so much fun! The Iridium is such a legendary venue, it's the perfect place for a band like mine," he stated with enthusiasm. "We're definitely a rock band, we can lean almost hard rock but there's a lot of dynamics in what we do. Everybody is a pro so we were able to get the volume to a place where the songs were still the feature. My voice felt great and I just felt like the songs came off fantastic and I would love, in a perfect world to play that room at least once or maybe twice a year. I can't love that venue more, it was great and I hope we'll be back soon. It was really humbling to be inside the radiating glow of that with all of those photos on the wall, Pete Townsend, Tony Bennett, Les Paul, it was just great."
"I wasn't really sure what this whole thing was going to be. I had no way of knowing at the time that this would be the catalyst that would motivate me to simply go it on my own and be a solo artist. Some of the lyrical themes throughout the record came from some real life experiences and there were maybe some moments where I felt, OK maybe I don't need to reveal this much or I don't know if I can even touch on this but it was fun and that might be too light of a word (laughs) but it was fun to start a song maybe with something that you really experienced and then in the second verse introduce a whole other character or a whole other scene that was completely fabricated in my mind but wow it made for a great story or a great song; it has lines to keep it interesting. I'm really into that kind of songwriting so yeah, it did help my confidence, I think all of us are insecure at times, all of us are uncertain. I guess that's the fulfillment for any artist whether you're a painter or a sculptor or a composer; you've got to start with something and in the beginning you don't know for sure what it's ultimately going to become. I think that's why "Shivering" was so important; it was a big jolt of energy and confidence into the concept that the album ultimately became."
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"Shivering Shivering" is the first track and coincidentally the first single he's released from the forthcoming disc. Johnson explained how important this was to the development of the overall product; not to mention the importance of having a friend that you can count on.
"Shivering Shivering," when I started having a stack of ideas, sort of getting the schematics of this album started; I reached out to a longtime friend named Jim Troglin; stage name, "Johnny Blade." We grew up together in the Birmingham rotten music scene in the early 90's, even before Brother Cane was put together. Our kids have grown up together, our wives are best friends, so it's that kind of thing. I reached out to him, told him what I was thinking and he immediately got excited; we began bouncing ideas back and forth and very early in the process, "Shivering Shivering" came together quite quickly. Something in me kind of felt like a jolt of rocket fuel into the whole concept of the completed album; I thought man this is the track to really build everything from. This just felt like whatever the story was that we were going to tell over the course of these 10 or 11 songs or however many it was going to evolve into; that one gave me beyond confidence to forge ahead. I don't know about other songwriters but it's nice to have that one track that can kind of be the launch pad or the pivot song that makes you say, OK we've got this, this is special, this has elements of it that are undeniable. That's a great feeling as an artist or a writer and I'm really grateful to Jim because we talked about a lot of things and he doesn't live here in Nashville, he's about 100 miles south of here but I'd send him a track of music or a few words and he would bounce it back; we did a lot of this work via computer and telephone. So "Shivering Shivering" was early on and got me really excited without a doubt."
Some artists have a title or a concept for a record even before they've written a word or formed a melody; others like Johnson complete the work and then figure out the packaging later.
"Memoirs of an Uprising," the title came after all of the songs were finished. I remember that I was riding around in my truck and listening to the second group of mixes and thinking that everything sounded great and that I needed to come up with a title. There's some great titles to some of the songs and I thought, OK we'll just pick a song title and that's what we'll call the record. Then I started listening to it in its entirety and I felt like there was a thread of some kind; I think these songs can all be consumed in one listen. So if somebody has got 38 minutes to spare they can listen to all 10 of these songs, they kind of take you some place; it's not a concept record by any means but there was something there. I wanted to come up with something that I felt covered it and that word memoirs popped into my head. Then I was reading a book that Patti Smith had written, an incredible book called, "Just Kids" about her experiences when she first came to New York and was trying to become a legit poet and I'm sure I had seen that word in her book and it kind of inspired that. Then Johnny Blade, I think he said the word uprising and I thought we can't call it that because that's that famous Bob Marley record and I'd not be so bold as to do that and then it all kind of just rolled off the tongue. The record does kind of cover some dark themes, some challenges and some learning and it all kind of ends in a good place, a productive place and it kind of has a good resolve. I wouldn't call it a happy ending but definitely a place where you say, I've learned a lot from all this rough stuff and I've learned a lot from these experiences. I'm sorry to sound therapeutic or like a marriage counselor right now (laughs) but I felt the title was perfect for these ten songs; once I said those four words there was no talking me out of it. I'm really proud of it, there's no question that this is a moment of growth and change in my musical life and artist career. I'd rather it be a coming up or an uprising instead of just a lateral move into something else that maybe I've done before."
Damon is no stranger to success or past tours with some of Rock's elite and when asked, he is very appreciative of the experience he's gained as he attests from a recent jaunt across the continent with Judas Priest.
"I had a blast, had the best time. I've got so much respect for that band, for everything that they've accomplished and everything that they stand for, they treated us like family. I first encountered them when we were doing Thin Lizzy in 2011 and 2012; we crossed paths with Judas Priest and we did a few dates in Germany as we were getting Black Star Riders off the ground. So to get to do a whole tour with them, especially in North America; one of the biggest disappointments for me was that we didn't feel like we were able to move the needle much with Black Star Riders in North America. The people who know about it really dig it but there were just not that many of them. So to get the opportunity to go out and open for them in some big rooms; we couldn't have dreamed of a better opportunity."
Johnson's list of accomplishments is long and storied but as previously stated, "Moving the needle" here in the U.S isn't often that easy. What does he feel is the cause of this and how does he plan on combating it?
"There's so many more distractions for music fans here than there are in other countries. Think about it, if you live in the UK you're not also being marketed to Country bands or even really Hip-Hop; they're on the radar but everything is really kind of separate here and those are such big genres. There are so many millions of people who listen to just Country and it doesn't spill over into Rock or other things; it makes it tough there's no doubt about it. The bad news for everybody is Rock 'N' Roll had its day when it was a cultural touchstone and it influenced style and politics and all kinds of things, it doesn't do that anymore; does that mean its dead? Absolutely not, you can go see a great Rock show any night of the week. The last time I checked Guns N' Roses just sold out stadiums all over North America so there are definitely people buying tickets to go see Rock 'N' Roll. So you just have to evolve, you have to adapt and find ways to continue to do what you love. There's no question, I'm always going to play Rock music, I don't care where it is on the hit list or the popular list, I'm going to do what I love."
Since he has performed with and written for some of the genre's largest stars, Damon has a broad view of the current music climate as well as how difficult it is today to be heard. Bands don't seem to have the longevity of their predecessors but he feels that of they just stay true to the task at hand eventually someone will take notice.
"I look at it a bit definitely; there's no question that there are great artists and bands out there. I think it's more to do with them trying to grow their product at a time where it's more difficult than ever to launch a new band in any genre. I think if you can build it organically and build it right in the region where you're from is the best way to get it started. If you're going to get big, you're going to need a major record company and the major record companies in 2019 are only interested in bands that move the needle and that right now is only Pop and Hip-Hop. Yes, Nashville still has Country music and there's some talented young artists coming out of there but even there; who is the new Garth Brooks? I don't know, the internet has changed everything; there's some really good things about it and there's some really challenging things about it. It's certainly a challenge for me but I just look at it more like a task rather than a challenge. My task every day is to spread the word about Damon Johnson, his music, his story, his resume. There are millions of people who have never heard of me, ever; for all of the things I've done and as long as I've been around, the large majority of the world has never heard of me; much less North America has no idea who I am. So you just have to work hard and take any opportunity that you get to get in front of people, to talk about your record, to play it on acoustic guitar, to give it away on streaming, whatever it takes to try and build your audience. There's certainly people doing it, it's different, there's no doubt about it; it's definitely a different time and I think it is survival of the fittest. If you're going to survive you have to adapt and sometimes you have to put your paws up and keep the detractors away and keep the noise out of your head and stay focused on what you're doing."
"Memoirs Of An Uprising" is scheduled for release on March 8, 2019 and there is even going to be a limited edition red vinyl pressing for those who want to go that route. So what does Damon plan to do to support the album once out? Will there be a tour and will it be of any length?
"it's going to kind of be perpetual performing because this is a new thing for me and because I just stepped out of steady gig with another band it's going to take me a minute to get the thing up to the point where I could have my agent and my team say, look lets draw a big circle around these three months, it's nine months away but this will be the big tour, this is what we're going to do. I think that's another thing that's really changed for bands; you just don't set it up like you used to. You don't say, OK the record is coming out so we've got to have 10 weeks of shows booked; we're going to play Canada, then the Northeast, then the Southwest. We are just going to kind of be weekend warriors, that's one of the things I love about living in Nashville,you see that example particularly for the Country bands, that's how they work most of the time. That allows me to be home with my family, spend time with my kids, write more songs and record more as opposed to perpetually being on the road."
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When he does go on the road, Johnson tends to mix it up a little bit with some shows being more acoustic than electric and then just the opposite but one thing which has been consistent for him over the last several years is his band.
"I have an amazing band, my drummer Jarred Pope I've known for 12 years now, Tony Higbee on guitar and Tony Nagy on bass. It's really wild but almost out of nowhere we've done three recordings together. They played on my EP, my live record last year and now "Memoirs of an Uprising," for me to have players of their caliber committed to investing their time with me is really humbling and I don't take that for granted and they want to stay busy and I want to keep them busy because I want to keep them around."
To discover more about Damon Johnson or pre-order "Memoirs Of An Uprising" please visit www.damonjohnson.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
Thurs. "Pasta and Sinatra Night"
Wed. 10 p.m. (TBA)
Arts Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv. $2
19 Everett Alley Trenton
Sat. 12/3 p.m. YAL "I Am More Than"
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia
Blend Bar & Bistro
911 Highway 33 Hamilton
Sun. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Jam
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
1600 River Road New Hope, PA
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Neil Podgurski Trio
Fri. (4 p.m.) Ottmar (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Jean Therapy
Sun. (12 p.m.) Ottmar) (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Ryan Shubert
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room
19 E. Union Street Burlington
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Mike Phills
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sun. 1 p.m. Chili Contest Benefiting "One Love Animal Rescue." $20 (Includes tasting, one beer and souvenir glass)
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo from the Darkside
143 East State Street (Suite 4) Trenton
Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. "Common Threads Sanctuary 7"
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington
Fri. 9 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators
Sat. 7 p.m. Acoustic Explorer
23 North Union Street Lambertville
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine tasting Dinner'
24 Passaic Street Trenton
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)
661 Route 33 Hamilton
Sat. 8 p.m. The Nerds. Ages 21+, $20
931 Chambers street Trenton
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
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Wed. 9 p.m. Quizzo Trivia
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
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
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Rick Winow
Common Sense Brewing
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Radio Fiction
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA
Fri. 9 p.m. Bob & Kate
Sat. 9 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Diamond's of Hamilton
661 Route 33 Hamilton
Fri. (6 p.m.) Joanna Noelle Caruso (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti
Sat. (6 p.m.) Tara Woodcock (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti
Sun. 12 p.m. "Disco Brunch" w/ DJ Ron Meisner. $25 (Includes tax/gratuity, buffet)
Dog & Bull Brew House
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.
Sat. 11 a.m. "Saturday Brunch"
Sun. 11 a.m "Sunday Brunch"
Fedora Bistro Cafe
2633 Main Street Lawrenceville
Wed. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Full Grown Men
Sat. 9 p.m. Walking Dead
Sun. 2 p.m. CC Colleti
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Country Night" Hosted by Jeremy Line Dance. (FREE event)
Fri. 9 p.m. Rich Scanella Group
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala, Falcey & Marc Hoffman
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Sat. 9 p.m. Karmic Repair Company
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Sam Ryan Music
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Sing Along with Sculpture" w/ Seward Johnson
Grover's Mill Coffee House
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square
Sat. 7 p.m. Rich Casella Duo
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m. "Game Of Thrones" Trivia Challenge
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
Fri. (8 p.m.) A Tribute to U2 w/ "UV" Doors open at 6 p.m., $35 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m) Buzzer Band (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 6 p.m. JB Kline Blues Band
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke
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. Regina Goldy, Carlsea
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell
Sat. 8 p.m. Willie Nile / Mark Jonson & Co. of Dreams Unlimited. $39.45, $46.92, $48.51
Sun. 8 p.m. "Silver Screen Awards Party" w/ Costume Party. Doors open at 7 p.m., costume participants please arrive at 7:30 p.m., $25.52 (Watch the Oscars)
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn
15 East Broad Street Hopewell
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington
Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia Night w/ Chris Singh
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Catmoondaddy
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Silent Q
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher
Sat. 9 p.m. The Fredz
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Irish Rover Station House
1033 Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Stem Live
Sun. 3 p.m. "Acoustic Sundays"
Tues. 7:30 p.m. "Paint & Sip"
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus
Fri. 6 p.m. Victor Tarassov
Sat. 1 p.m. The Grouser Girls
Sun. 2 p.m. Larry Archer
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
Sat. 9 p.m. South Side Wanders
All shows 21+
869 Bustleton Pike Richboro, PA
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night"
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
Jimmy's Firestone American Grill
140 Route 130 South Bordentown
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Bar Games and Trivia"
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa
Thurs. 9 p.m. The MayFlys / The Rips
Fri. 9 p.m. Keith Kenny
Sat. (3 p.m.) Trip Dogs (9:30 p.m.) Wig Party
Sun. (3 p.m.) Miss Pumpkin's Drag Show (9:30 p.m.) The Dirty Grass Players
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic
Tues. 9 p.m. Staff & Locals "Holiday Party"
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
2677 Nottingham Way Mercerville
Sat. 10 p.m. Tour de Force
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
Thurs. "Girls Night Out" (5 p.m.) Radio Fiction Duo (7 p.m.) "Battle of the Bartenders"
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Brunch"
Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Nite" Plant Night
Wed. 8 p.m. Drop the Beat Bingo
85 Archertown Road New Egypt
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing
Sat. 12 p.m. "Mardi Gras Celebration"
Sun. 12 p.m. "Mardi Gras Celebration" (1 p.m.) Blue Jersey Band
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA
Thurs. 7 p.m. Rob Tait
Fri. 7 p.m. Chin & Blum
Sat. 7:30 p.m. John Beacher
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dave Dales
Marcellos Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
Sun. 10 a.m. "Blues Brunch" feat. Tom Craig
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Hip Hop Thursdays" w/ Enki
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
Thurs. 10 p.m. Beer Pong Night"
Sat. 8 p.m. Sentinental Music Presents: Mesmeria, Infinity, BYB, Agents of Aggression. Ages 21+, $5
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike
Wed. 9 p.m. "Karaoke Time" w/ Kirchner Entertainment
300 S. Broad Street Trenton
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase
New Hope Winery
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Chuck Prophet. Doors open at 7 p.m., $25
Sat. 8 p.m. Mary Fahl. Doors open at 7 p.m., $35
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint
322 East State Street Trenton
Fri. 8 p.m. "420 Meet & Smoke Black Market Networking Event"
Sat. 8 p.m. "Chronic Stoner Days" w/ Rebel DJ
Sun. 4:20 p.m. "Sugar Magnolia Sundaze" feat. Lazy Lightning (Grateful Dead Tribute)
Wed. 8 p.m. "420 Game Night"
2043 Route 130 South Florence
Sat. 9 p.m. Gypsy Mother
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Super Dave
Fri. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Sat. 9 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Bitonti Boys
Sat. 9 p.m. Bud, Maggs & Steve
Palermo's Of Hamilton
310 Klockner Road Hamilton
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
All shows 21 +
1339 River Road Titusville
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Sean Cavalier
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo
Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
Fri. 10 p.m. John Bushnell & Ernie White
457 Route 539 Cream Ridge
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Lisa Biuchelle & Ernie White
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
Sat. 8 p.m. Jeffrey Gaines. $25 (SOLD OUT Check for ticket availability)
130 Almshouse Road #205 Richboro, PA
Sun. 12:30 p.m. Coffee Roasting & Espresso Making.
River Cat Cafe`
142 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Jazz"
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
Thurs. 7 p.m. Audio Pilot Trio
Salt Creek Grille
1 Rockingham Row Princeton
Fri. 8 p.m. Party Of 3
Sat. 8 p.m. Tim Brent
Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 8 p.m. The Blurry Minds
819 Lalor Street Hamilton
Sat. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
(Trenton Community Store)
102 South Warren Street Trenton
Sat. 3 p.m. Open Mic
101 Scotch Road Ewing
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night (FREE admission)
Sat. 8 p.m. Mardi Gras Jazz w/ Jive, Jump and Wail.
Sun. (2 p.m.) "Chamber Music" w/ Dennis Krasnokutsky and Maja Rajkovic (6:30 p.m.) "Let Me Stand" w/ Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown
Fri. 10 p.m. Billy Hector
Sat. 10 p.m. Psycho Misfits
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main Street Hightstown
Fri. 9 p.m. Black Zeppelin
Sat. 9 p.m. Quartet of Catastrophe
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night
5 South State Street Newtown, PA
Thurs. 7 p.m. Blues Open Mic Hosted by Steve Guyger
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
Sun. 1 p.m. "Winery Sunday Music Series" feat. James Popik
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
The Cure Insurance Center
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
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34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
Fri. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Bill O'Neal
Sat. 7:30 p.m. M & RJ Acoustic Duo
Sun. 3 p.m. Traditional Irish session Hosted by Dave Miller
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
Fri. 9 p.m. Stems & Seeds
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Se7en
Wed. 7 p.m. "Lyrical Conundrums" w/ Cara & Righteous
The HOB Tavern
146 Second Street Bordentown
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Tues 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
Fri. 10 p.m. The Polish Nannies
Sat. 10 p.m. T.S. Project
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
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Sister Blue w/ Mark Fuhrman
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Bill Monach Jr.
The RRazz Room
6426 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
Sat. 8 p.m. "Behind the Scenes & Inside Stories" Q & A/Meet and Greet w/ Burton Gilliam. $25 (Additional $20 minimum per person inside)
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
Sat. 8 p.m. Nicole & Denise
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
The Sticky Wicket
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Throwback Thursday" w/ DJ Chillio
Sat. 9 p.m. Small Potatoes Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
Thurs. 8 p.m. Acoustic Dead & Friends
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Renegade
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Live & Local" Hosted by Jake Falana
Fri./Sat. 8 p.m. Steal Your Face / The Candymen. $10
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Open Jam w/ Blue Light Digital Sound
Third State Brewing
352 High Street Burlington
Fri. 7 p.m. The Luck Brothers
Tir Na Nog
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton
Fri. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Sat. 9 p.m. Williamsboy
702 Pine Street Trenton
Fri. 8 p.m. Live Band & Open Mic.
Sat. 10 p.m. "Buzzed Saturdays" w/ Bockman
449 South Broad Street Trenton
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" Hosted by Jay Kountree
Tues. 7 p.m. "Social Musicology Series"
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
Sat. 7 p.m. Cabin Jazz
Triumph Brewing Company
(New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia
Fri.10 p.m. Tweed. $5
Sat. 10 p.m. Kitty City (EP Release) $5
Wed. 8 p.m. Jakob's Ferry Stragglers
All shows 21+
Triumph Brewing Company
138 Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 10 p.m. Billy Joel Tribute w/ "We May Be Right"
VFW Post 491
9 Fisher Place Yardville
Sat. 7 p.m. "Paint and Sip"
All shows ages 21+
2572 Pennington Road Pennington
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
Sat. 1 p.m. Austin Vuolo
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA
Sat. 8 p.m. Jon Ashe
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.