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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...3/8/18

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 03/12/2018

ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...3/8/18
Photo by Justin Borucki

"I think all artists want to do new material and I say that including myself we always want to come up with new things or just play different grooves or new beats or whatever you can do. I mean nobody is gonna reinvent the wheel drum wise or I'm certainly not but it's fun to do different stuff and new stuff but the creative side for all of us, again, all musicians want to keep creating and come up with new stuff and in our world when this tour kicks off it'll be almost three years since we played live. So in other words, that's a big gap and you've gotta do something in that time and as a working band you're either going to be touring in that gap or make a record and in our case it was obviously the latter," says Judas Priest drummer Scott Travis as he spoke about the band's new release and upcoming tour. 

"Firepower" (Epic Records) is the new CD, their first studio material in nearly four years and it lives up to its name from start to finish. "I think people will like it, it's 14 tracks and people have the leisure to listen to it if they want to and in what capacity they want to. They should live with this one for a while because it's a lot to take in at first but there is a lot of good, different stuff on there. Richie (Guitarist Faulknerhasn't done 15 or 18 Priest records like the other guys, so he obviously has a lot of ideas and input. We re-employed Tom Allum and he produced some of the most respectable and successful Priest records, "Scream For Vengeance" and "British Steel," namely those two so he's rejoined us and is back on board and then Andy Sneap who is more of a modern producer so it is the best of both worlds and everything came together." 

"Firepower" hits the masses March 9 and is part of a busy couple of weeks for the band who also released a lyric video for, "Never The Heroes" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0J3u3_800c) on March 2 and will be kicking off a tour on March 13 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. as well as hosting a meet and greet album signing on March 19 at 6 p.m. in NYC at Sony Square"There was a big gap between the last time we toured or released a record so it's natural for people to say; hey where ya' been? We're not exactly social media stars so people wonder; hey what has the band been up to? Obviously we made a record and with this new album I can definitely say that with Richie, Glenn (Guitarist Tipton) and Rob (Vocalist Halford); it's the songwriting. We didn't specifically set out to do it any one way, I think it's the process. Making a record has stages, the songwriting and then there's the performance part of it and then the combination of the guys behind the mixes coming up with ideas of their own and helping us produce it. It is definitely a collaborative effort. So if we as a band achieve what we'd hoped, then that's what we wanted to do. A lot of bands can say they want to do something; how many actually can pull it off? The listener has to hear what we as a band tried to accomplish and it's up to them to say if it was great or it sucked but we as a band can't say what the listener should feel, think or hear; that's on them. This time around we went back to a more organic recording state. We went in a room with a guy with the guitar plugged in and a bass player plugged in and Rob in the booth doing some scratch vocals or something but we actually were playing with the guys that we were making the record with and we had gotten away from that a bit but we brought it all back with fury. There's going to be ebbs and flows with the timing and/or togetherness but rather than correct everything on a computer with "Pro Tools"  where you're,"Mixing with your eyes," which is a phrase that I'd never heard. It means that you make sure everything is lined up perfectly but then it sounds like it was done by a robot. We mixed with our ears and there's nuances in there but we're gonna leave them because that's how it came across when we recorded it." 

Travis grew up in a somewhat musical environment, his mother went to Julliard and performed often in New Jersey and his brother who is 10 years older exposed him to The Beatles on "The  Ed Sullivan Show" and Elvis through an extensive record collection. However, he bristles a bit when asked about his influences as he feels, for rock drummers they are all much the same."I was always around music growing up and I vaguely remember some things but I remember seeing a drum set and I liked the look of it, the metal and the chrome and thinking yeah that's kinda cool and then you see the actual movement of a drummer whether it be Ringo or anybody else and you see it first hand and yeah. Influences? I'm gonna answer that but I find it, well I guess everybody wants to know but it's always the same guys if you're a rock drummer. We all love Bonham and Neil Peart and Alex Van HalenTommy AldridgeIan Pace; it's always the same guys and of course Ringo. Ringo was the first commercial rock drummer, long before Tommy Lee or any of those guys. I mean that is the rock drummer who you look at and say, wow that looks like a cool gig."



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With the start of the tour looming just days away, Travis is chomping at the proverbial bit to get back out on the road; something he very much enjoys. "I can't speak for the other guys but I can't wait to get back on the road," he said with enthusiasm. "I don't know if you'll get this emphatic answer from the rest of the band but nobody's getting younger in any capacity and it's almost three years since we've toured and touring is where it is. I like the travel, like seeing the fans reaction and that's what we live for. That's why you started playing drums at the age of 13 for nothing! It wasn't for chicks or money or whatever or you were thinking you're going to buy a boat or something; it was because you liked to play. Then the next natural progression is to play in front of people, whether its three people or 10 people at a keg party, I've done that a hundred times (Laughs) or a high school talent show, I did that too and everything in between and you do it because that's what you do. My first gig was a middle aged women's fashion show; she was my neighbor, this was bizarre. My neighbor would hear me practice so she knew I played the drums, I was 14 years old. This was not a Victoria's Secret fashion show with 20 year old models, this was a middle aged woman's fashion show at a country club and she asked me to play the intermission to liven the event up so she knew it was going to be boring. So she literally had me on stage, on a piece of carpet just to do a little drum solo. They opened those big red velvet curtains and here I just started playing and I played for four or five minutes and that was it. I literally played to wake people up at a women's fashion show; didn't get paid, didn't care. So, yeah, me personally; I like being on the road." 

Travis feels that when the band does go on the road, they need to satisfy both old and new tastes; walking that line between the classic hits versus the new material. "On tour it's a fine line to walk because you should play the classics and of course if you have a new record you want to play some of that; you need to satisfy everyone as much as possible." 

To discover more about Judas Priest, their upcoming release, the tour and/or the album signing, please go to www.judaspriest.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 
Please check web page for upcoming events 
 
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke Contest (Cash prizes) 
Ages 21+ 
 
Blend Bar & Bistro 
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia  Jam 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Shaun Ruymen
 
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Glen McClelland Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. David Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo 
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott 
Tues. 6 p.m. The Fermenters Trio
Wed. 6 p.m. Soul Custody 
 
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room 
19 E. Union Street Burlington 
(609) 733-356 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ K-Fry
 
Bung's Tavern 
2031 Route 130 South Burlington 
(609) 499-1355 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
 
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
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
Fri. 7 p.m. Buzzard Canyon, Banth, Thunderbird Divine, (TBA). All ages, $10
 
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 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 241-7103 
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Paula Alderelli and Friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Dadz Bar & Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton 
(609) 267-4344 
Thurs. 9 p.m. DJ Jason Byrd / "Beer Pong Tournament" 
Fri. 10 p.m. Billy Walton Band
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dubbs 
Sun. 4 p.m. Gypsy Mother 
Tues. 5 p.m. "Twilight Tuesdays-Sounds of the Oldies" w/ J-Dubbs Music 
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Christine Smith 
 
Diamond's of Hamilton 
661 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 981-7900 
Fri. 9 p.m. Joanna Noelle Caruso
Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. "Pre and Post St. Patrick's Day Parade Party" feat. 80's Undercover (9 p.m.) DJ Ron Meisner
Wed. 7 p.m. "Dine and Dance" w/ Radio Personality Bob Pantano.  
 
Dog & Bull Brew House 
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA. 
(215) 788-2855 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Cecil Middleton
Fri. (4 p.m.) "Funky Friday Happy Hour" (9 p.m.) Faraway Guys 
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Soul Fanatics
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Jazz Brunch" feat. Keli Vale  (4 p.m.) Soul Custody Trio
Mon. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night Hosted by Dana Collins
Freddies Tavern 
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing 
(609) 882-0978 
Fri. 8 p.m. The Zone
Sat. 8 p.m. Dave Orban & The Mojo Gypsies
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 
Thurs. 9 p.m. "College Beat The Clock Night" 
Fri. (8:30 p.m.) The Loop (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sat.  (8:30 p.m.) Jumper (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 8 p.m. Stu Hamm. Doors at 6 p.m., $20 (Advance)
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran  
 
Hopewell Theater 
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964 
Check web page for upcoming events 
 
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn 
15 East Broad Street Hopewell 
(609) 466-9889 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Akiko Tsuruga Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night 
 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Thurs. 6 p.m. James Popik and Friends
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Christine Havrilla
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Chris from Rave On
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hazelrigg Brothers

Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 914-4517 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher 
Fri. (6 p.m.) Mike Ghant (9:30 p.m.) DJ Jimmy Jam
Sat. "Parade After Party" w/ Spare Parts (9:30 p.m.) DJ Trubblemaker
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam 
 
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6 p.m. John & Maggs
Sat. 2 p.m. JoeVadala
Sun. 1 p.m. Spoondrift
 
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke 
Fri. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Sat. 9 p.m. Papa DLux
All shows 21+ 
 
Jake's Eatery 
869 Bustleton Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 322-6787 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Ladies Night" w/ Bob Tomlinson
Sat. 9 p.m. John Austin
Sun. 7:30 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Bob Tomlinson 
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Night 
 
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa. 
(215) 862-5981 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Joseph Alton Miller
Fri. 9 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. (3 p.m.) Mr Chris & The Alley Band (9:30 p.m.) New Pony
Sun.(3 p.m.) Jake Bracey (9:30 p.m.) Psychadelic Elders 
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. 9 p.m. Grouser Girls
Sat. 2 p.m. "St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party" feat. Bantry Boys (3 p.m.) Billy O'Neal (6 p.m.) Successful Failures (10 p.m.) Some Assembly Required
 
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Girls Night Out
Fri. 6 p.m. "Roaring 20's Murder Mystery Show"
Sat. "Laurita Shamrock Festival' (12 p.m.) Tom Brett and the Bog Boys (4:30 p.m.) Dave Anderson & Ellen (Six Mile Cross) 
Sun. "Laurita Shamrock Festival' (12 p.m.) Ballyhaunis (4 p.m.) Sons Of Wexford
 
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Brian Filone
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Ian Lander
Sun. 11 am "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dave Dales Trio
 
Mamma Rosa's 
572 Klockner Road Hamilton 
(609) 588-5454 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Richard Schneider 
 
McGuinn's Place 
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence 
(609) 392-0599 
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+ 
 
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 
Fri. 9 p.m. "No One Likes Us We Don't Care" Comedy Show Hosted by Jim Willig feat. Kevin DeeKay Francois, Chris Smith. $10
Sat. 9 p.m. Altar Of Dragons, Night Mission, Eyes of the Living, Ashes of Mankind. Ages 21+, $5
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike 
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Kirchner Entertainment 
 
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Sat. 9 p.m. 9 p.m. Dinosaur Eyelids, The Warhawks, Tiny Vices, Breaklite. $8
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase 
 
Mojito Cuba Caribe 
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(267) 740-2900 
Fri. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Chris 
 
New Hope Winery 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 794-2331 
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Bucks Fever" Talent Show Hosted by Craig Wohl. $12 (Advance $15 Door) $20 VIP (Includes light fare and wine)
Sat. 8 p.m. Bobby Caldwell. Doors at 7 p.m., $50
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. Blind Lemmon Pie
Sat. "Parade Day" feat. Clancy's Pistol (9 p.m.) Drunk Monkeys
Wed. 5 p.m. "Weekend Warm-up" w/ DJ Chris Barlow 
Ages 21+ 
 
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232 
Sat. 9 p.m. (TBA) 
 
Palermo's Of Hamilton 
310 Klockner Road Hamilton 
(609) 838-7979 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
All shows 21 + 
 
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780 
Fri. 8 p.m. Audio Pilot
Sat. 8 p.m. Sweet Tooth
 
Parx Casino (360 Bar) 
2999 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(888) 588-7299 
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Latin Night" w/ DJ George Dennis 
Fri. (5 p.m.) High Noon (9:30 p.m.) Lima Bean Riot (10 p.m.) DJ Paul Desisto
Sat. (5 p.m) Stem Live (9:30 p.m.) Don't Call Me Francis (10 p.m.) DJ Capps
Sun. 5 p.m. "Through The Years" A Tribute to Elvis 
Wed. 8 p.m. Richle Minervini  
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. The Trucking Company
Sat. 9:30 p.m. El Ka Bong
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-9529
Sat. 4 p.m. "Ceol agus Cairde" feat. Shenanigans
 
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 424-3766 
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Man Cave 5th Anniversary" w/ Neil Innes
 
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 7 p.m. (TBA)
 
Salt Creek Grille 
1 Rockingham Row Princeton 
(609) 419-4200 
Fri. 8 p.m. Carol Selick
Sat. 8 p.m. Charles Clark
 
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Eugene Tyler Band
Sun. 7 p.m. Princeton Bluegrass Jam
 
1867 Sanctuary 
101 Scotch Road Ewing 
(609) 392-6409 
Fri. 8 p.m. "A Tribute to Cole Porter" feat. Alex Hiele Paris jazz Combo w/ Michelle Lordi. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. Letitia Van Sant / Sonofdov. $20
Sun. 7:30 p.m. Magnolia Street String Band. $20
 
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 10 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 10 p.m. Psycho Misfits
 
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345 
Fri. 9 p.m. Pretty Baby
Sat. 9 p.m. After The Flood
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 
Fri. 7 p.m. Craig Leiboff
Sat. 7 p.m. Christopher Dean
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Righteous Jolly 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jazz w/ John Sheridan 
 
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Sat. 9 p.m. ArHouse
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Entertainment 
Tues 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night 
Wed. 8 p.m. (TBA) 
 
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron 
Fri. 10 p.m. Paper Shakers
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 
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Bill Monach Jr. 
 
The Raven 
385 West Bridge Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2081 
Thurs. (5 p.m.) Russell Eiffert (10 p.m.) All Male Revue 
Fri. (9 p.m.) Michael Ferreri (10 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (5 p.m.) Russell Eiffert  (10 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Mon. 10 p.m. "Ladies Night" All Male Revue
Tues. 8 p.m. Bearlesque
 
The Record Collector 
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 324-0880 
Please check web page for upcoming events. 
 
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050 
Fri. 9 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators
  
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 Cure Insurance Center 
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton 
(609) 656-3200 
Check website for upcoming events 
 
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jamie Stem
Fri. 8 p.m. Jagged Blue Band
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ Todd
 
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington 
(609) 3871620 
Sat. 7 p.m. Jon Pheasant
 
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. "Pre-parade Party" w/ The Shantys
Sat. "Post Parade Party" w/ Diarmuid MacSuibhne
Wed. (7 p.m.) 'What's Next? A Rockin' Happy Hour!" Hosted by Danny Coleman (9 p.m.) Open Mic. Hosted by Jerry Monk.
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. The Outcroups . $5 (cover charge) 
Sat. 10 p.m. Rich Scanella Group. $5 (cover charge) 
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage Night. (Sign ups at 6:30 p.m.)  
All shows 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 Wall
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000 
Sat. 1 p.m. John Bastiani
Yardley Country Club
1010 Reading Avenue Yardley, PA
(215) 493-4531
Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White & Friends


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Even though the weather outside Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center is cloudy with some light intermittent drizzle this Wednesday, September 12, 2018 afternoon, the venue’s stage is still shining brightly with talent thanks to a live performance by television, film, and stage actress/singer Lucie Arnaz!
Mike Aiken Talks About Aiken & Friends Fest, North Branch At RVCC
(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College presents Aiken & Friends Fest, North Branch on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22.  The three-day event will feature a number of different musical shows by Mike Aiken, as well as other solo artists and groups.  
Virtuoso Jazz Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty LIVE! at the Newton Theatre
It’s a warm but lovely Aug. 23, 2018 evening here in Newton, NJ. After enjoying some hand-dipped Cliff’s ice cream from the window at Hayek Market, we march up Spring Street looking forward to hearing some world-class jazz at one of the Garden State’s favorite concert venues, The Newton Theatre.
An Interview with Bernie Williams
Four-time World Series Champion and Latin Grammy-Nominated guitarist and composer Bernie Williams will perform with his All-Star Band at the Jersey Shore this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at The Grunin Center of the Arts in Toms River, NJ!










Event calendar
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018


MUSIC

Asbury Park Porchfest @ Booskerdoo, Asbury Park - 12:00pm

Carl Chesna & Co. @ Hotel Tides, Asbury Park - 1:00pm

Echoes @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Cole Swindell @ Hard Rock Live Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

GRUPO NICHE @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

The History of Motown @ Englewood Public Library, Englewood - 7:00pm

Drake Bell @ iPlay America, Freehold - 7:00pm

Classic Stones Live feat. The Glimmer Twins @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Opera Theatre of Montclair Presents Hansel and Gretel @ Central Presbyterian Church, Montclair - 4:00pm


Oscar D’León with Tony Vega and Los Hermanos Moreno @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

SunDog Band at Duffy's Tavern, Paterson NJ @ Duffy's Tavern, Paterson NJ, Paterson - 9:00pm

Celtic Thunder X @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Young Person's Concert @ River Dell Middle School Auditorium, River Edge - 1:00pm


Tigerman record release show for “Descend Into Savagery” @ Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck - 8:00pm

Hubby Jenkins @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Souvenir @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 8:00pm

East Lynne Theater Company presents SILENT SKY @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 8:00pm

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm and 7:30pm

Incorruptible @ Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Township - 8:00pm

West End Festival of the Arts- Theatre Brut Session 2 @ West End Arts Center, Long Branch - 2:00pm

Evita @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Seuls en Scene French Theater Festival - "Claire, Anton et Eux" @ Class of 1970 Theatre, Whitman College, Princeton - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

HUMAN ERROR by Eric Pfeffinger @ West Windsor Arts Center, Princeton Junction - 8:00pm

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 8:00pm

Assisted Living: The Musical @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 2:00pm

Brick City @ Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union - 3:00pm


DANCE

SWAN LAKE - THE ATLANTIC CITY BALLET @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm

SOLE Defined @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm


LITERATURE

Monthly Saturday Writing Retreats @ Tiferet Journal, Bernardsville - 9:00am

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