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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...3/21/19


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 03/21/2019

Dean Friedman is yet another example of the depth of New Jersey's talent pool. This native son of Paramus has eight albums, more than four decades of experience, multiple hits and a zest for making music that many of today's artists lack. 

March 29 Friedman will return to Jersey when he performs an 8 p.m. show at Tim McCloone's Supper Club located at 1200 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park. Although for many others the allure of the Jersey Shore is strong, Friedman has not made the area a mainstay of his tours.

"This will be my second time there. I had done a Light of Day concert a few years back for Bob Benjamin; who I've known since his Crazy Eddie days and I shared the stage with Pat Guadagno. Pat suggested that we book in Asbury Park again because he knew that I have a loyal New Jersey following. I mostly tour in the UK, not so much in my own country; so I jumped at the invitation and we did a gig last year together and it went really well. He'll be out of town for this gig but I'm going to be doing it solo and I'm looking forward to it."

A current resident of New York State, Dean has bumped around between northern New Jersey and parts of New York City before settling down, "Deep in the heart of suburbia."  

"I grew up in Paramus New Jersey and when I was 15 I moved to the Bronx and started going to City College and from the Bronx I lived in Manhattan for about six years and then right before our kids were born I moved up here about 33 years ago."



 
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Friedman rarely performs in the U.S., not necessarily by choice but because circumstances often dictate and he feels his strengths lie elsewhere; such as in the overseas markets. 

"Most of my touring happens in the United Kingdom and Ireland," he said sounding somewhat perplexed himself. "So in a way these are kind of warm up dates but they're close to my heart because they're in my own backyard. I've sold as many records in the United States as I have in the UK and Ireland but for whatever reason I have a higher media profile across the pond so the bulk of my touring is overseas. I've had a lot of hits over there and even though "Ariel" was a Top 20 hit here in America I'll still tour in the States; just not as extensively. So I'll do a couple of gigs a year in the New York Tri-state area and also out on the west coast in Los Angeles. I keep in touch with what is a very loyal and enthusiastic international audience."

When asked why that is the case that bands and solo artists have more good fortune in foreign countries than right here at home; he did not hesitate with his response. 

"Well, there are a lot of theories about it; I think part of it is cost of entry based on scale. I've sold just as many records in the United Kingdom and Ireland as I have in The United States but if I want to take out a national add to promote a tour as I'm doing this and every year, it costs me about a thousand pounds to take out an ad in the UK and I can reach a national audience with that one ad; to do the same thing in The United States it'll cost me 10 times that much money. To take out a national ad in The New York Times or USA Today or a magazine is 10 times the amount to advertise. Another factor is the cost and logistics of touring. I can hire a car for eight weeks and pretty much tour every major and most of the medium sized cities in the United Kingdom and Ireland in a car by myself without stepping on a plane except to cross the Atlantic Ocean. To do a similar kind of tour in The United States and to just hit major cities you have to spend a lot of time in airports. So there again the expense of touring in the States, even though some things are higher in London; the logistics of promoting and executing a national tour are exponentially more difficult in The United States. I can't say why that is exactly but that's a factor for someone in my situation; unless you have ready access to the national media which can absorb a lot of those costs. Also for me the difference is that I have more hit records in England and Ireland. I'm just better known there; more name recognition, more access to national media, press, print, radio and TV. Where as here it's more anecdotal; for example I just recorded a segment for a syndicated TV show on PBS broadcasting television called, "Articulate" that will air in October. It's a lot easier for me to get those kinds of promotional broadcasts in The United Kingdom than it is in my own country; why I don't know. Ask Loudon Wainwright he's got the same problem (laughs). Logistics, cost and ultimately access are the issues that every musician has to deal with."

So now that we understand the logistics of why; what about the crowds? Are they receptive? Does it vary from town to town? Friedman feels that his strength as a lyricist helps his cause; especially on the Emerald Isle.

"On one hand audiences are the same anywhere; they're appreciative of a performer working hard trying to entertain them. I would say that Ireland in particular is a country that really values writing. You walk into any pub in Ireland and there's not so much sports memorabilia on the walls but there are quotes from famous poets and novelists. They have a real heartfelt appreciation for lyric and to turn a phrase and so I always feel especially embraced when I go to their country; plus they're just a bunch of friendly folks."

Other than March 23 in Peekskill, NY, the Asbury Park show is it before he heads overseas to start the first part of his tour. So what can we expect from one of the best known yet unknown artists of our time?



 
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"I plan on doing a mix of old and new and familiar radio hits; a lot of which people don't even realize that they know until they hear it and say, oh hey I know that tune (laughs) and some fan favorites from over four decades of performing and recording from my eight studio albums. I'll do new stuff from my most recent album, "12 Songs" and stuff from when I started out as an innocent naive teenager writing songs and playing coffee houses in Paramus New Jersey." 

Yes, you heard that right, a new album; his first one in seven years and as always with new releases there is a degree of uncertainty. Dean says that he's quite happy with the way things are progressing with his latest effort. 

"It's been really well received, it's satisfying because typically fans will always lean towards your early work but I've had a lot of folks say that this is one of my best albums," he stated with confidence. So that's gratifying to hear because every time you go out and do a new project like that; over 40 years you establish some kind of watermark in terms of what you're trying to achieve creatively, you try to equal your previous efforts if not surpass them but yeah there's a lot of stuff on this new album that I'm real proud of."

Armed with a new album he is readying to hit the road with intermittent dates through the UK and Ireland and upon his return he's hoping to make some inroads right here at home. 

"I head off to Ireland in mid April because the tour kicks off in Belfast and then south to Dublin and then I catch a ferry to the UK and start the first leg of my annual tour over there. I used to do it all in one stretch and be gone for two months but these days I break it up in the middle. I'll play mid-April to the end of May and come home for all of June then go back mid-July and August and wind up in Scotland which isn't a bad place to be in August as opposed to sweltering hot New York City. Then I'll come back and I'm hoping that will sort of re-introduce me to my American audience and allow me to do a little more touring in my own backyard. I'm slowly gearing up to put together the pieces to work on a new album next year or at least get started on one but as you know that will be a massive effort to find the time, space and means to do it." 

To discover more about Dean Friedman, his tour or to purchase tickets to the March 29 show; please go to www.deanfriedman.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)    
Arts Council of Princeton    
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton    
(609) 924-8777   
Fri. 7 p.m. "Cabernet Caberet-Comedy Night!" Hosted by Sarah Donner feat. Mark Applegate, Matthew Campbell, Rebecca Mullaney. $23/$25
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv. $2     
Bill's Olde Tavern    
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton    
(609) 586-0192    
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia   
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
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   
Bordentown Elks  
11 Amboy Road Bordentown  
(609) 298-2085  
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Kym D & Friends Present: "A Night to Give Back" Benefit Dance Party. Hosted by Dolce Vita Media. $25 (includes food / cash bar)
Bowman's Tavern    
1600 River Road New Hope, PA    
(215) 862-2972    
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Neil Podgurski Trio
Fri. (4 p.m.) Ottmar (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio 
Sun. (12 p.m.) Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo  
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott 
Tues. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room    
19 E. Union Street Burlington    
(609) 733-3562   
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ L-Z
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics 
Broken Goblet Brewing  
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA  
(267) 812-5653  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook's "Cavalcade of Stars Finale" 
Fri. 5 p.m. Righteous Jolly's "Bristol Send-off" 
Sat. 12 p.m. "Last Call for Bristol BGOB" (4 p.m.) The Sherwood Brothers (8:30 p.m.) Kinky Quizzo Hosted by Dawn D'Amico
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo from the Darkside
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. Calls from Dean Friedman and Sexy Chef Wendy 
Common Sense Brewing  
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 526-8651   
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Pete Tonti
Continental Tavern  
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191  
Fri. 9 p.m. Bob & Kate
Sat. 9 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Cooper's Riverview
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 9 p.m. DJ entertainment
Diamond's of Hamilton    
661 Route 33 Hamilton    
(609) 981-7900    
Fri. (6 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti  
Sat. (5 p.m.) Sam McDonough "The Modern Day Crooner" (10 p.m.) DJ Frank Olivetti
Dog & Bull Brew House    
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.    
(215) 788-2855    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Fred S
Fri. 9 p.m. Vince Schneider
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton (9 p.m.) Audio Pilot
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (4 p.m.) Paul Donovan
Fedora Bistro Cafe  
2633 Main Street Lawrenceville  
(609) 895-0844  
 Wed. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk
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. Mojo Gypsies
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Malpractice Show Band (9 p.m.) Paul Plumeri Blues 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   
Sun. 12:30 p.m. Guild for Early Music Festival.   
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. Jerry Monk & Joe Kramer
Hamilton Tap & Grill 
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Tues. 8 p.m.Trivia Challenge 
Havana New Hope
   
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.    
(215) 862-9897   
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Rocky & His Friends 
Fri. (8 p.m) An Eric Clapton Tribute w/ "Bell Bottom Blues." Doors open at 6 p.m., $25. (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Talking Heads Tribute w/ "Start Making Sense." Doors open at 7 p.m., $20 (advance) (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 4 p.m. "B Street Band" Bruce Springsteen Tribute. Doors open at 3 p.m., $25
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. The Beagles / Corey Ross Jenkinson
Hopewell Theater     
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell    
(609) 466-1964   
Fri. 8 p.m. "Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex and My Mother" w/ Jamie Brickhouse. $34.12
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn    
15 East Broad Street Hopewell    
(609) 466-9889 
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night feat. a Motown Tribute w/ Members of The Beagles and EAMC 
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards    
46 Yard Avenue Pennington    
(609) 737-4465    
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic / Karaoke
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Catmoondaddy
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Got 35
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Mark Feingold Jazz Group
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 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Steamboat Annie
Sun. 3 p.m. "Chill Sunday Acoustic Afternoon" w/ Nick & Dominic.
Iron Plow Vineyards    
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus    
(732) 306-9111    
Fri. 6 p.m. The Grouser Girls
Sat. 1 p.m. Carol Brooks & Ed Wilson
Sun. 2 p.m. Keith Franklin Jazz
Ivy Tavern    
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton    
(609) 888-1435    
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke    
Fri. 9 p.m. Uneverno
Sat. 9 p.m. Spellbound  
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. Ben Clark
Fri. 9 p.m. The Billy Hector Band
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Real Fugitives (9 p.m.) Old Lady
Sun. (3 p.m.) Christine Havrilla (9 p.m.) Kathrine Quintana
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational    
All shows 21+   
Killarney's Publick House    
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton   
(609) 586-1166   
Thurs. "Girls Night Out"  
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Bay Nice
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Nite"   
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"
Fri. 7 p.m. World Tour Dinner Series: "France"
Sat. (1 p.m.) The Frank / James Duo (7 p.m.) Country Line Dancing
Sun. 1 p.m. Rick Winow
Logan Inn
   
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA    
(215) 862-2300  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Tait 
Fri. 7 p.m. Colleen Ryan
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Bonnie Boland
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Paul Ellwood Trio
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"
Sat. 8 p.m. Ryder, The Good Mess, Royal Ghosts, Delmont. Ages 21+, $5 
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    
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Gulu's Birthday Bash" feat. a screening of "The Fifth Element." 
Fri. 8 p.m. "Gulu's Birthday Bash" w/ live paintings by Erica Krause feat. (8:30 p.m.) Sorry, Sadie (9 p.m.) Delgira (10 p.m.) Raymond Strife x iLL-Omega (10:30 p.m.) Tangela (11:15 p.m.) Multipass (12 a.m.) Fhloston Paradise. 
Sat. 9 p.m. The Cryptkeeper 5, Coach N Commando, Gringo Motel, White Cactus. $7 
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase  
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint  
322 East State Street Trenton  
(609) 437-0898  
Fri. 8:30 p.m. 420 Meet and Smoke Black Market Event
Sat. 8 p.m. "Chronic Stoner days" w/ DJ Rebel
Sun. 4:20 p.m. Nick Clemons Band
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 Fire Co. Ballroom 
200 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 890-9834 
Sun. 3 p.m. "Sunday Dinner in Hamilton" (Scholarship Fundraiser) Hosted by Rossella & Nonna Romana feat. Biagio. 
Nottingham Tavern    
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square    
(609) 587-6623    
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Fri. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Small Potatoes 
Ages 21+    
O'Connors American Bar & Grille  
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton  
(609) 261-1555  
Fri. 6 p.m. "Guinness Keep The Glass"
Sat. 6 p.m.  "Roaring 20's Irish Murder Mystery Dinner" $50
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. Maggs & Bud w/ Steve G
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   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Sean Cavalier 
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo       
Pete's Steak House    
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton    
(609) 585-8008    
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Unleashed
Sat. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Randy Now's Man Cave
  
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 424-3766   
Fri. 8 p.m. HR of Bad Brains. $25
Sat. 8 p.m. Jism From Ism/Brute Force & Daughter of Force. $10
River Cat Cafe`   
142 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1008  
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Jazz" 
Salt Creek Grille    
1 Rockingham Row Princeton    
(609) 419-4200    
Fri. 8 p.m. Carol Selick
Sat. 8 p.m. Brad Mandingo
Small World Coffee    
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton    
(609) 924-4377 x2  
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe DiVita
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. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Sat. (2 p.m.) Jack Furlong Trio. $20 (8 p.m.) "Changes" feat. Monica Ryan. $20
Sun. 3 p.m.  "Chamber Music" w/ Alexandre Djokic and Roburt Gajdos
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    
Fri. 9 p.m. Off The Grid
Sat. 9 p.m. El Kabong
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. Kingston Ridge
The Cool Cricket    
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro    
(609) 291-9110    
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke    
Sat. (1 p.m.) "Shamrock Fest" feat. AOH Pipe Band, Radio Fiction, Jon Savage & The Classic Rockers. $5/$15 (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. Gerry Tinlin
Sat. 8 p.m. Oak Ash & Thorn
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" Hosted by Dave Miller
The Five Four Bar & Grill  
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(215) 547-5525  
Fri. 9 p.m. Jumper
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. First Time Ever: T.B.D.
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. Slim & the Perkolators 
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Bill Monach Jr.    
The Record Collector    
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 324-0880    
Sat. 8 p.m. Soraia/The Nuclears.  All ages, Doors open at 7:30 p.m., $15 (Advance)  
The Roost    
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge    
(609) 208-0050  
Fri. 8 p.m. The Suspects
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. Jonathn Ashe
Fri. 8 p.m. Tuesday Night Special
Sat. 8 p.m. Plush Duo
The Union Firehouse 
18 Washington Street Mount Holly 
(609) 288-6491 
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Live & Local" Hosted by Jake Falana 
Fri. 7 p.m. "Pop Up Birthday Takeover" w/ Hattrix, Digita, Enki, DJ Gabe Wilmes
Sun. 5 p.m. "Till Death Do Us Part: A Murder Mystery Event." $45
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Open Jam w/ Blue Light Digital Sound 
Tir Na Nog    
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton    
(609) 392-2554  
Fri. 9 p.m. Diarmuid MacSuibhne & Kevin McCloskey
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 Coffee House and Records  
750 Cass Street Trenton  
(609) 379-0549   
Fri. 7 p.m. Film Night
Sat. 7 p.m. "Electro Percussive Be-In" 
Trenton Social     
449 South Broad Street Trenton    
(609) 989-7777   
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 
(215) 944-3057 
Sat. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
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. Parlour Noir Swing Band. $5 (cover charge) 
Sat.10 p.m. Challenge Accepted. $5 (cover charge)   
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage
Wed. 8 p.m. Borderline Bluegrass Trio
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Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location)  
138 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 924-7855  
Fri. 10 p.m. Smoke and Mirrors
VFW Post 491 
9 Fisher Place Yardville 
(609) 585-9645 
Sat. 8 p.m. Second Saturday Open Mic 
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   
Tues. 9 p.m. Ed Wilson
Working Dog Winery    
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown    
(609) 371-6000    
Sat. 1 p.m. Austin Vuolo
Yardley Country Club  
1010 Reading Avenue Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-4531  
Sat. 6 p.m.  Ernie White & Tom Reock
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar  
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-3800  
Sat. 8 p.m. Zuka & Billy D


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