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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...4/26/19

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 04/26/2019

"Steve DeAcutis is a treasure; he's a really talented guy. I'm with Deko Records, Steve is Sound Spa Productions; it's an amazing place."

So says former Survivor lead vocalist Dave Bickler as he discussed the making of his new album, "Darklight," his time spent since propelling Sly Stalone to a "Rocky III" victory with "Eye Of The Tiger" and more.  

A long time musician, jingle writer and eventually Grammy Award winner; Bickler came into our living rooms and car stereos in other ways after departing Survivor in 1983 and then again in 1999.

"I've done some other crazy stuff outside the rock 'n' roll business," he said with a laugh. "Real Men of Genius" ad campaign; I did that for 10 years and that was crazy. Anheuser-Busch sent us on a tour of NFL games, Major League Baseball, basketball; we'd go out to the game and the court and do spots for the teams, it was really crazy but a lot of fun."

As is the case with most creative people, Bickler had a wealth of material stored up in his personal vault but over time hadn't done anything with them; lots of ideas but other projects and life tended to get in the way. =

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"It was a long time coming, a work in progress and I finally decided to get my ass in gear and finish this solo album. I had all of these songs and I wanted to get them recorded properly and get them sounding the way that I wanted them to sound. So I asked my friend at Sony Jeremy Holiday about drummers; because if you're making a rock record you need a good drummer. He recommended Ryan Hoyle who is out in California and has played with Collective Soul, Paul Rodgers; when I heard his drums and that he had a specialized drum studio I knew that was the guy for me even though he's all the way across the country. So I sent him my stuff and he said, "Yeah, let's go for it," so I went out there and we started working on drum tracks and he's brilliant. He's a brilliant player and a studio owner and he really pays attention to what he's doing and the first time that Steve heard him he said, "Man; who is that drummer?" So then Brad Smith joined in on that because he's also a friend and he's the bass player and creative force behind Blind Melon; he was hanging around there and he played the bass parts on the record too. Then eventually I found Steve through somebody else because I was looking for a place to mix and finish the record and it's a wonderful thing about the internet; you can check out people's work and I heard Steve's and I thought man, I want my record to sound like that! So I went to Steve's and we worked for about a year and a half or whenever I could get in there to finish it. We recorded everything, all the instruments and all the vocals and there it is. I think it turned out really good and I'm very happy with the outcome. Going back and forth to L.A., between his schedule and my schedule and all of that, it took quite a long time. We recorded about 15 drum tracks, one a day and then I'd go back home so it took a while. It was probably about nine years from when I first started it before I finished it."

The title is the sum of the record's total parts; Bickler had the tunes written from years past, various projects and more recent collaborations and some of the songs are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

"Darklight," yeah; I kind of like the contrast. Light of course is an interesting concept but the songs on the album are both dark and light. A song like, "Magic" is very poppy and then, "Fear of the Dark" is about a suicide bomber; I always wondered about the awful, terrible place that somebody can get to that would make them do something like that. So that's kind of what that song is about; I feel that's kind of a dark topic. Some of these songs are songs that I didn't get to realize. I've been in some other projects and bands that you've probably never heard of and we made recordings but this is all me and there are some of these songs that are kind of old. Songs that I couldn't quite get finished until I started working with these guys and some brand new ones that came along; I would write something specifically and then fly out to California to record them as well."

So is there a sense of freedom from the making of this album? Dave says he kind of rediscovered himself a bit but also gives some credit to the grunge movement as well. 

"I left Survivor in 1984 and now I'm just being myself and so far I've gotten some good reactions from what I'm doing. I've got some quite aggressive music on "Darklight" and the next one may be even a little bit more edgy. I think in the late 80's rock music had gotten very pretentious until the guys from Seattle came along and Nirvana and Soundgarden showed up; that to me was like a breath of fresh air, no big hair, they had flannel shirts and really good records. That had an influence on me and I think that it sort of shows."

When asked what was the most difficult task he faced over nearly a decade of working on the record; his response was quick and to the point.

"I just had to find the right people to work with; I just can't take any drama so I wanted to find the right talented people. I can't take giant egos anymore, that's so destructive to the creative process because people like that can be very talented but their motivations are just; it can be two steps forward and one step back so I just wanted to find the right people and I did. I was very fortunate that I got both Ryan and Brad and then Steve and everybody else that participated; Steve brought in Dave Archer to play piano on "Sea Of Green" and everybody was just the nicest person, it was really just the most joyous experience." 

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Bickler says that the, "One good thing about being a musician is that you have flexibilityand he is utilizing that ability as he assembles a band and moves forward with his career.

"I'm working on assembling a band, I've been playing a couple of songs off of the album, I did a few in a couple of live shows that I did over in the UK. There was a band that I hooked up with over there because that was just the easy way to do it and it was composed of really good touring guys but I'm trying to get this thing up and running and see if I can put together some dates in the U.S so we've had some rehearsals trying to get ready for that."

"The album just came out so I'll probably start booking stuff later this year or early next season because that's how they do it. I'm doing some European shows, a rock vs.classic show in France and a festival in Santiago Chile with Joe Lynn Turner on May 20."

To discover more about Dave Bickler and his new release "Darklight," please visit

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

Allentown Spring Stroll
Main Street Allentown
(The Old Mill)
Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (2 p.m.) Dick Gratton 
Amalfi's Kitchen & Bar  
146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Road Lawrenceville  
(609) 912-1599  
Sat. 8:30 p.m. No Way Out
Arts Council of Princeton    
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton    
(609) 924-8777   
Fri. 7:30 p.m. 90's Dance Party "Vinyl Night" w/ DJ ModCon 02
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv feat. Mike Montrey. $2
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton  
(609) 394-9436 
Sat. 12 p.m. YAL "Comic Strip Creations    
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   
Bowman's Tavern    
1600 River Road New Hope, PA    
(215) 862-2972    
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Lorenzo
Fri. (4 p.m.) Ottmar (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Andrea Carlson Trio
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. Soul Custody
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room    
19 E. Union Street Burlington    
(609) 733-3562   
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Byrd
Sat. 10 p.m. Gypsy Mother
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics 
Broken Goblet Brewing  
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA  
(267) 812-5653  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Caffe Galleria  
23 North Union Street Lambertville  
(609) 397-2400  
Sat. 12 p.m. Blue Wave Ramblers
Sun. 12 p.m. Na' Bodach
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    
125 South Main Street Hightstown    
(609) 241-7103    
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Jenny Barnes & The Great Unknown
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. "Thirsty Thursday" w/ DJ Bob E Luv
Fri. (3 p.m.) Friday Happy Hour (9 p.m.) Musicology
Sat. 9:30 p.m. A Tribute to Rush w/ "Sun Dogs." Doors open at 8 p.m., $10 (advance)
Crosswicks Community House 
480 Main Street Crosswicks 
(609) 442-5830 
Sun. 7:30 p.m. "Adult Music Event: A Night of Music & Harmony"  feat. Jim Gaven, John McMenamin, Nami Lane, Mick Chorba. (FREE admission / Wine and Desserts provided)
Curly's at the Nest  
1492 Woodbourne Road Levittown, PA  
(267) 639-0707  
Fri. 7 p.m. Scatteshot
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Diamond's of Hamilton    
661 Route 33 Hamilton    
(609) 981-7900    
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Ladies Night" w/ DJ Ron Meisner
Fri. (5 p.m.) Joanna Noelle Caruso (9 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti  
Sat. (5 p.m.) Tymes 2 (9 p.m.) DJ Anthony Bradley
Wed. 6 p.m. Tony Malandro
Dog & Bull Brew House    
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.    
(215) 788-2855    
Thurs. 9 p.m. 
Fri. 9 p.m. The E Miners
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Mike Leggerie (9 p.m.) Dana Collins 
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale 
Tues. 7 p.m. 90's Trivia
Frans Pub  
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-5539  
Fri. 8 p.m. Full Grown Men
Sat. 8 p.m. The Bansai Bills
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. 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 
(215) 693-1657 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dan Beaver Band
Fri. 9 p.m. Beg Borrow Steel
Sat. 9 p.m. La Capitana Band
Sun. 1 p.m. Ryan Gaughan
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   
'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. Blue Jersey Band
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.) Journey Tribute w/ "Separate Ways." Doors open at 6 p.m., $35 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (1 p.m./3:30 p.m.) Newtown School of Rock (8:30 p.m.) Se7en Band (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. (1 p.m./3:30 p.m.) Newtown School of Rock ( 2 p.m.)"Shad Fest Parking Lot Party" w/ The Naturals (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 
Hopewell Theater     
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell    
(609) 466-1964   
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Max Wienberg's Jukebox. $58.64, $69.31
Fri. 8 p.m. "Italian Bred" w/ Candice Guardino. $52.78
Sat. 8 p.m. "Interactive Mantra Meditation" w/ Shri Shyamji Bhatnagar. $37.32, $38.39, $39.45
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn    
15 East Broad Street Hopewell    
(609) 466-9889 
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night     
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards    
46 Yard Avenue Pennington    
(609) 737-4465    
Thurs. 6 p.m. Robert Ruffis Experience
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Catmoondaddy
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Acoustic Road
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
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 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment 
Sun. 3 p.m. "Chill Sunday Acoustic Afternoon" w/ Nikki & Al
Iron Plow Vineyards    
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus    
(732) 306-9111    
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Larry Archer
Sat. 2 p.m. Carol Brooks & Ed Wilson
Sun. 1 p.m. Bud & Maggs
Ivy Tavern    
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton    
(609) 888-1435    
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke    
Fri. 9 p.m. Gunsmoke
Sat. 9 p.m. South Side Wanderers
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. Weston Harris Hill, John Washam
Fri. 9 p.m. The Output, Kalaedi, Presidential Top Knot, Obie
Sat. (3 p.m.) Ellie Spy (9:30 p.m.) Keith Kenny
Sun. (3 p.m.) "Pumpkin's Drag Show" (9:30 p.m.) Bill and Fred's Excellent Adventure
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic 
Tues. 9 p.m. Something Is Happening
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"  (5 p.m.) Radio Fiction
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ BAY Nice
Sat. "Customer Appreciation Day" (10 p.m.) El Ka Bong
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. 7 p.m. "Laurita Idol Spring Singing Showcase" (Adult Semi-Finals)
Fri. 7 p.m. "Awesome 80's Dance Party"
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. "Laurita Bacon Fest"
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"  
Logan Inn
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA    
(215) 862-2300  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Sammy Flow
Fri. 7 p.m. Zach Drew
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Joe Cirotti
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. James Popik
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   
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. 8:30 p.m. The Outlaw Pandas, Aquatic Ape Theory, Jay Skull In Spades, Popular Creeps. $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    
Sat. 9 p.m. "Wade's Born Day" feat. DJ Flea Market vs DJ Alien, Billy Blaze, Team Rockaset, Mr Mooch. 
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  
Sat. 8 p.m. "A Night of Music to Benefit LuLu's Rescue" w/ Melissa Manchester. $75-$125 (6 p.m. VIP Dinner available/All tickets include post show meet & greet)
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint  
322 East State Street Trenton  
(609) 437-0898  
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "420 Meet and Smoke Black Market Networking Event" 
Sat. 9 p.m. Open Mic
Sun. (2 p.m.) "Old School Sunday" (4:20 p.m.) "Sugar Magnolia Sundaze" w/ Lazy Lightning (Grateful Dead Tribute)
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/ Super Dave Curtis
Fri. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Sat. 9 p.m. Ernie White & Lisa Bouchelle
Ages 21+    
O'Connors American Bar & Grille  
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton  
(609) 261-1555 
Thurs. 5 p.m. 
Fri. 6 p.m. "Guinness Keep The Glass"
Old Town Pub    
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 291-9232   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia  
Fri. 9 p.m. Matt Backes
Sat. 9 p.m. Bill Lynch
Old York Cellars (Quakerbridge Tasting Room)
3320 Brunswick Pike (US Rte 1) Lawrence
(609) 799-2707
Fri. 5 p.m. Anker
Sat. 4 p.m. JT Rooney
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 
Fri. 8 p.m. MLC Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Little Red Rooster
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo  
Princeton Public Library 
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-9529 
Sat. 5 p.m. "Rhythmic Integrity" w/ Concordia Chamber Players
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. Party of 3
Sat. 8 p.m. Tim Brent
Small World Coffee    
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton    
(609) 924-4377 x2  
Sat. 8 p.m. Princeton Jazz                                                                                                                                                       
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.) Emerald Rae. $20 (8 p.m.) Carrie Jackson and Jazzin' All Star Band. $20
Sun. 3 p.m. Ocean County College Jazz Band. $20
Wed. 8 p.m. Nate Philips. $20
Tara's Tavern   
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown    
(609) 286-2300    
Fri. 10 p.m. Billy Hector
Sat. 10 p.m. Psycho Misfits
Tavern On The Lake     
101 Main Street Hightstown    
(609) 426-9345    
Fri. 9 p.m. Funk Point 5
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Mike
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. Darla & Rich 
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts  
7 North Main Street Lambertville  
(215) 681-4660  
Sat. 7 p.m. Bruce Molsky
The Cool Cricket    
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro    
(609) 291-9110    
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke    
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
The Cure Insurance Center    
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton    
(609) 656-3200    
Check website for upcoming events    
The Dubliner  
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1816  
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" Hosted by Patrick & Steve
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. Philly Rock & Soul
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. T.S. Project
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Bob E Luv
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. The Mix Trio
Sun. 3 p.m. "Sunday Funday" 
The Roost    
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge    
(609) 208-0050  
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   
Sat. 9 p.m. Close But Free Cigars
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke    
The Sycamore Grill    
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA    
(215) 908-6326    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Steve Tesluk
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. The Idle Woodsman
Sun. 3 p.m. Joe & Krista
The Union Firehouse 
18 Washington Street Mount Holly 
(609) 288-6491 
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Rob Silvers (7 p.m.) "Local Thursday" feat. Alpha Rabbit, MegaNow, Corey & Cara, John Brennan. $10
Fri. (4 p.m.) Acoustic Happy Hour w/ Billy Walton (8:30 p.m.) A Night of Springsteen w/ "Running Down a Dream. Ages 21+, Doors open at 7 p.m., $10
Sat. 7 p.m. The Extensions, Pinstripe Loveseat, Greedo's Ghost, Charlie Stroup & Soul Battery, Take Today, Little Miss Love Jones & The Archangels. $10 
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. Geoff Kaiser
Sat. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
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 
Tues. 7 p.m. "Social Musicology Series" 
Wed. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
Triple Sun Spirits 
126 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-3057 
Sat. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
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. Rob Duncan. $5 (cover charge) 
Sat.10 p.m. Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers. $5 (cover charge)   
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Bluegrass Pick
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Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location)  
138 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 924-7855  
Fri. 10 p.m. The Polish Nannies
Sun. 12 p.m. Liam Sutcliffe
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 Inn Restaurant & Bar  
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-3800  
Sat. 8 p.m. Jon Ashe

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Count Basie Center Gospel Choir ft. Chapman Roberts

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 7:00pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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New Jersey Symphony at Ocean County College

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Ocean County College Campus Mall
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
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John Pizzarelli

Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Something Corporate brings reunion tour to Stone Pony Summer Stage on August 23rd

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- In June, beloved early 2000s pop-punk band Something Corporate kicked off their 21-date sold-out reunion tour which will be heading across the U.S. this summer and fall. The Out Of Office Tour – the first official cross-country tour featuring the band's five original members in over 20 years – stops in Asbury Park on Friday, August 23, 2024 at The Stone Pony Summer Stage with support from Hidden In Plain View.

Banned From Utopia featuring Frank Zappa Alumni to Play Williams Center for the Arts

Strand Center for the Arts presents "Ticket to the Moon" - ELO Tribute

Albert Music Hall presents "Sweethearts of the Jersey Pines"

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