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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...2/2/17

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 02/02/2017

“We have a lot inside of ourselves,” says Killer Bee co-founder and bassist Anders “LA” Ronnblom as he discussed the return of the band and their two upcoming shows here in California. “Me and Brian (Co-founder Brian “Bee” Frankare the only original members left. We are getting older but we’re not ready to dump the apartment key in the mailbox (laughs).”

The Killer Bee was formed in 1990 with rock/metal roots firmly footed in both Sweden and Canada. This international flair has served them well as the world as a whole has gravitated toward their collective hives. “When the band first formed we toured a lot in Europe. We did 14 shows in 14 days back in 1998 on one European tour; we were planning on doing more but they never materialized. We’ve done festivals and largely European shows and we are very pleased with the crowd reactions, especially today. We could be doing other stuff and so could our fans but it’s just a great experience that people still want to hear us (laughs).”

Hear them they did, apparently more than Anders and his band mates had realized and that was never more evident than when the band re-released one album and then released new material in 2012 and 2013 to critical acclaim. “We had a series of three albums and one particular tour in Europe in 2011 got a great response so we decided to re-release a compilation album and then we released an album in 2012 (“From Hell and Back”) and an album in 2013 (“Evolutionary Children”) that were well received. With us being so spread out it’s not always easy to do what we want. We’re in Sweden, Canada and Florida but we managed to do another album in 2015 and we asked our management to set us up with some club dates and we opened for Dokken in Portland.”

Once again inspired to make and perform music, they released more new music; 2015’s “Rock Another Day” and two in 2016, “Killing You Softly” and “Eye In The Sky.”  Buoyed by the success of these efforts, the band has decided to launch a U.S. tour, which unfortunately has been put on hold due to some work visa issues and yet another new disc in the not too distant future. “New music? Absolutely,” stated Anders with much enthusiasm. “We are looking at putting out a new album in 2017 or perhaps early the next year. We will write songs to keep the momentum going, maybe post them online, we’re not sure exactly just yet. We need to keep the news media interested in what we are doing (laughs).”

Despite the visa issues, members of the band will be presenters at the “Pollstar Awards” on February 2 at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles and the group has also released a new video for their song, “Shout It Out.” “The Pollstar Awards,” are named after the trade magazine which is published primarily for the concert tour industry. “The 28th Annual Pollstar Awards,” will be hosted by television personality Justin Willman (“Cupcake Wars”, “King of Cones,” “Win, Lose or Draw”) and features categories such as, “Major Tour of The Year,” “Most Creative Stage Production,” “Major Music Festival of The Year,” “Best New Touring Artist” and more.

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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

Backstage at Championship Bar 
931 Chambers Street Trenton
Sat. 7  p.m. Kold Blooded, Scripted Chaos, Wasting Time, (TBA). All ages, $10
Sun. 4 p.m. Hate Diplomacy, Through The Discipline, Iron Price, Ground, garland Green, Wraith. All ages, $10
Wed. 6 p.m. Starkill, Spellcaster, Malphas, Eye Of anubis, Dark After Dawn. All ages, $12/$14
Bailey's Bar & Grille
6922 Bristol Emilie Road Levittown, PA
(215) 946-7992
Sat. 9 p.m. Out Of The Red
Blend Bar & Bistro
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887
Tues. 8 p.m. Triviajam
Bowman's Tavern
1600 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Michelle Wiley Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 8 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Fermenters Trio
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton
(609) 695-9612
 Sat. 3 p.m. Lynn Riley Sax Quartet. $10 (cover charge/$10 Minimum includes buffet) 
Centro Grille
2360 Route 33 Robbinsville
(609) 208-9300
Sat. 10 p.m. "Saturday 80's & 90's Dance Party" w/ DJ John Rossi and more.
Chickie's & Pete's
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown
(609) 298-9182
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Music Night feat. The Dawgs
Wed. 9 p.m. Quizzo Trivia 
City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Mon. 9 p.m. "Malibu Mondays" w/ DJ Brett Gash
Tues. 9 p.m. Trivia w/ Jessie and Chelsea
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval 
Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 241-7103
Check web site for upcoming programming
Dadz Bar & Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609) 267-4344
Thurs. 10 p.m. "Pong Tournament"
Fri. 10 p.m. Out Of The Red
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dubbs
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Superstar Entertainment
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly
(609) 261-0500
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. DJ DNIAL
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Chris
Dog & Bull Brew House
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.
(215) 788-2855
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dane Rosenfeld
Fri. (4 p.m.) "Happy Hour" feat. David Dzubinski Group (9 p.m.) Paul Donovan
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch Jam" feat. David Dzubinski Group (9 p.m.) 
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton (4 p.m.) Greg McGarvey
Wed. 8 p.m. Dick Gratton
Fran's Pub
116 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
Sat. 8 p.m. The Inflexables
All shows age 21+
Freddies Tavern
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing
(609) 882-0978
Fri. 8 p.m. Gyrl Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Joe Vadala
Grover's Mill Coffee House
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction
(609) 716-8771
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. 
(215) 862-9897
Fri. 8 p.m. "Hello I Must Be Going" Phil Collins Tribute. Doors at 6 p.m. (Check for ticket availability. as of this publishing this event is SOLD OUT)
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Se7en
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Midnight Sun Orchestra
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m. Jerry Lee Watkins
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Series" Hosted by Pat Foran
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington
(609) 737-4465
Thurs. 6 p.m. (TBA)
Fri. 6 p.m. Living The Dream
Sat. (12 p.m.) "The 5th Iteration of the Annual Art Exhibit at Hopewell Valley Vineyards" (6 p.m.) James Popik & Friends
Sun. 2 p.m."Jazzy Sundays" feat. Al Oliver
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus
(732) 306-9111
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Girls Night Out" feat. Arbonne Products
Fri. 6 p.m. Ed Wilson
Sat. 2 p.m. Grouser Girls
Sun. 2 p.m. Tom Fuller
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
(609) 888-1435
Fri. 9 p.m. The Ernie White Band
Sat. 9 p.m. Polish Nannies
All shows 21+
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Chris Aguayo
Fri. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Sat. (3 p.m.) Minus K (9:30 p.m.) The Fletchers
Sun. 3 p.m. Jason Ager 
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Tim
Wed. 9:30 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Mamma Rosa's 
572 Klockner Road Hamilton 
(609) 588-5454
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Richard Schneider 
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 949-9570
Thurs. 10:30 p.m."Beer Pong" w/ DJ RV & MC Slim
Sat. 9 p.m. Great Scott Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike
Millhill Basement
300 S. Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-1600
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase 
Nook's PourHouse
2043 Route 130 South Florence
(609) 447-0927
Fri. 5 p.m. Dave Murray
Sun. 6 p.m. "Super Bowl Party"
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics
Olde Liberty Tavern
2114 Liberty Street Trenton
(609) 396-2262
Sat. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Palermo's Of Hamilton
310 Klockner Road Hamilton
(609) 838-7979
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke
All shows 21 +
PANJ Radio
Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4673
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Danny Rongo
Patriot's Crossing
1339 River Rd. Titusville
(609) 737-2780
Fri. 8 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 8 p.m. Jeff & Joe Acoustic Show
Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
(609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Deep Release
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Jon Savage & The Classic Rockers
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 424-3766
Sat. 8 p.m. "Feats Of The Body & Power Of The Mind" w/ Adam Realman. $12.50 (advance)
Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Chris Harford and The Band of Changes
South Rio
120 South Warren Street Trenton
(609) 943-2123
Thurs. 7 p.m. "All You Can eat Crabs." Music, Drink Specials, Sports on TV
Tues. "$2 Tuesday"
1867 Sanctuary 
101 Scotch Road Ewing
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 8 p.m. "Love Is In The Air" Stage Reading of a Romantic Comedy. $12
Sat. 8 p.m. L Town Express. $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. Billy Hector
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main Street Hightstown
(609) 426-9345
Sun. 6:30 p.m. Super Bowl Party
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night 
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8050
Fri. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger
Sat. 7 p.m. John & Maggs
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
The HOB Tavern
146 Second Street Bordentown
(609) 291-7020
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Wed. 8 p.m. John & Maggs
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee
Sat. 10 p.m. Papa DeLux and The Main Street Groove
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 Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050 
Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit 
Sat. 9 p.m. Ned Ryerson and the Groundhogs
The Sticky Wicket 
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Fri. 9 p.m. Smoked Ice
Sat. 9 p.m. No Way Out
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
The Sun National Bank Center 
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 656-3200
Check website for upcoming events
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. Oliver McElhone
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" w/ Kathy DeAngelo & Dennis Gormley 
All shows  21+
Trenton Buzz
702 Pine Street Trenton
(609) 392-6000
Fri. 8 p.m. Live Band & Open Mic. 
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
Fri. 4 p.m. First Friday 
Mon. 9 p.m. Monday Night Karaoke w/ Benny P
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300
Fri. 10 p.m. Satellite Hearts. ($5 cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Jerry Feiss w/ Russell Norkevich ($5 cover charge)
All shows 21+ 
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton, NJ Location)
138 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 924-7855
Fri. 10 p.m. Challenge Accepted 
Sat. 10 p.m. Jason Liberatore
All shows 21+
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington
(609) 773-2392
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia
All shows 21+

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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