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


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 04/04/2019

"It was a development; I know what you're asking but there's no answer," says legendary guitarist Martin Barre as he discussed 50 years of Jethro Tull, his time spent with group and their success. "I never had a eureka moment, the band never had something happen that changed our lives overnight. We just worked really, really hard every week of every month of every year for a long, long time and it developed a career. We had good albums, we had albums that weren't so strong but it was always the touring that was really good, we were always known to be a live act, a live band and it just grew. It was a really slow development like being on the back burner of a cooker, the flavor is rich and intense but it's well seasoned. It wasn't a flash in the pan and I quite like that, so there were no gigs where I could say wow that really changed my life and I enjoyed everything. I loved the tiny clubs, the huge festivals; live music can be really varied and it brings the same sort of joy in whatever format it is but I just like the history because it was never crazy. We never had a year where we were flying around in private jets and staying in five star penthouse hotel suites; we never did it. We were comfortable, we were successful but it was always the music came first and the work came first. We worked hard and I think that brings a different reward." 

"A different reward" is proof positive in the success of Barre alone as well as the current "Barre-less" version of his old group; also out on the road celebrating five decades of some of the most memorable rock music ever created and still led by front man Ian Anderson

The hard work seems to come as pleasure to him and the always gracious Barre often reflects on the band which helped him rise to prominence and the current tribute to such a large portion of his career; even years after a well-publicized split. 

"In retrospect it wasn't an un-amicable split; is that a word? he said with a laugh. "It was just badly handled and sort of left a scar. Everybody is different and how I handle my band, how you handle your job, how some CEO handles his company; everybody's different. Even though you know the person well; it was a PR exercise if you'd like that was just badly managed when it could've been a lot easier and a lot softer. I have no problem with the history of me and Ian or any of the guys who have been in Tull; I endorse the product and have been for the last seven years. I'm keeping Tull's music alive and as a self- promotion I tell people they have a choice but if you want to see the most "Tull" band that you can in 2019 it's going to be my band because we've got three members of Tull. We do a really strong cross section of music, all in the original keys, very strong, very dynamic and it's a really strong showing. We've picked out the best pieces of music and we're going to play them really, really well. That's what I do, what other people do I don't know and I guess it doesn't really matter because we're all out there playing music and making a living and trying to make the best music we can and give the audiences the best show that we can give them; there's room for everybody. I have no issue with anyone, I have to be very careful with the wording and that suits me. I do say it's, "Jethro Tull's Martin Barre" and it's not Martin Barre's Jethro Tull and the difference is, in the latter version I'm saying I'm Jethro Tull and I'm not and never will be. I just tell people that really there isn't a Jethro Tull because certainly in my mind and maybe in Ian's mind the only true version of Jethro Tull would have the two of us in it. If that will ever happen I don't know but I've got a great band who play the music really, really well and I would never turn my back on what I've built up over the last seven years. I've got a great bunch of guy and my job is to feed them (laughs) musically and financially and I enjoy doing it and I don't want anything to change for me at all."

The "Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull  Tour" kicks off in the U.S on April 12 in Hudson, NY and has scheduled stops in NYC at the famed Iridium, two stops in New Jersey and one in Pennsylvania and Barre promises each one will be different. 



 
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"The first show is the twelfth of April; we will have literally four days of rehearsal and then we go to New York.  It's completely different from the Martin Barre Band shows as there will be none of my music involved in it at all. It's more like a theatrical production in that it adheres to a very strict format of the music right through Tull's career. There's video backdrops, voice overs and an eight piece band that includes Clive Bunker and Dee Palmer, I've got two girl singers; it's a big production, very different and completely different from normal. We've got two drummers, keyboards, my band and the girl singers and the girls will do some of the acoustic songs from Tull; I've recorded a double CD which is only available at the gigs and one of the CDs is them singing some re-recorded acoustic songs from Tull and it brings something extra and something different to the table and they've got amazing voices."

When asked why he chose to go this route with his current tour instead of doing perhaps one dedicated set of Tull to pay homage to his past; he responded with a hearty laugh, "I don't remember;" he then elaborated on the thought process behind this tour. 

"It's a progression because we're getting into the theaters and I want to get a step up from the bigger clubs and some of the gigs that I've been doing. I just want to up my game and I think this will be a nice way of doing it. It's a bigger show, a bigger audience and then we'll come back next year and sort of re-think what we'll do. I'll probably do this Tull show on the west coast and then do a version of it ongoing but it's just another project. We've played a lot in The States, I believe the last tour was number seven and we've been to the east coast a lot but without the same show at all, with very different music from the solo albums, "Roads Less Travelled" and "Back to Steel" so we've changed the music. I just felt that to come back to the east side of America again that we needed something really off the wall, something that people would make a really special effort to come and see."

Now that the decision was made to go the extra mile to draw fan's attention to the tour; with a catalog as vast as Tull's how does one choose the material to perform? 

"I'm just picking the hits. I could play a three or four hour set but most promoters don't want more than two and one half hours. So it's difficult; we're doing a segment from "Thick As A Brick" a segment from"Passion Play" most of "Heavy Horses" half of, "Songs From The Wood" but nothing suffers because of it. It's concise and I hope slick, very musical and I hope people will enjoy it. I don't want to be tied down by constraints like that, I just want a show that works really well and I think I've got it; as I said earlier I don't want to come back with the same format and I won't. I always change the music as much as I possibly can; it's almost side project of what we do and I hope it grows and it might sit side by side with the Martin Barre Band tours."

Most bands these days have issues getting to a tenth anniversary let alone a fiftieth, Barre's celebration of his past will no doubt be a top notch presentation of his and Tull's storied career; so what does he do in year number 51 and beyond?

 "I've got it in mind to come back and do just an acoustic tour; occasionally we do an acoustic show and they work really, really well. They're a lot of work because it's a whole set of music; one night we're electric with a set we know and then the next night we're acoustic with a completely new set and it really is hard work to do both but it's rewarding and the people love it. I'd like to do a dedicated tour of acoustic shows; maybe next year because I think all of those things work musically and they're fun and really worth doing. I don't like the idea that it's a normal show played on acoustic guitar because that's a different beast, it's not "Unplugged," it's different music, completely different and that's where we're maybe different from other bands because certainly I'm not interested in playing the same set with no drums or a cajon and everybody strumming on guitar. I'm not taking anything away from bands that do that because I'm sure that they do it really well, it's just not my cup of tea. Again, this would be a new project and essentially if I had three nights in one theater I could do all three shows and they'd be completely different."



 
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April 15 and 25 the tour stops at New York's famed Iridium along with April 16 at the Levoy Theater in Millville, NJ, then off to some dates in New England before returning to Sellersville Theater on April 21 along with an appearance at The Newton Theater on April 27.  Fret not as Martin returns to Parkers Press Park in Woodbridge, NJ on June 19, the New Hope Winery in New Hope, PA on June 20 and a final area appearance at William Morrow Beach in Somers Point, NJ  with the Martin Barre Band doing their usual selection of his solo material and just enough Jethro Tull in the mix to keep it flowing along nicely. 

To purchase tickets or discover more about Martin Barre's multiple projects, please visit www.martinbarre.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


Allentown Presbyterian Church 
20 High Street Allentown 
(609) 259-7289 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. "Jazz and the Gospel"  
Arts Council of Princeton    
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton    
(609) 924-8777   
Thurs. 7 p.m. Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra. (FREE admission)
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Katie Welsh: The Broadway Musical Heroine. $15
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton  
(609) 394-9436 
Sat. 2:30 p.m. YAL: "Zines"     
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. 8 p.m. Eagles Tribute w/ "Best of The Eagles. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., $25
Bowman's Tavern    
1600 River Road New Hope, PA    
(215) 862-2972    
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Fermenters 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 Scooter
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
BT Restaurant
 & Tavern 
2031 Route 130 South Burlington    
(609) 499-1355    
Fri. 8 p.m. Big Country & The Finger Pick'n Good Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Malpractice Show Band
Candlelight Lounge    
24 Passaic Street Trenton    
(609) 695-9612    
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam feat. The Mojo Gypsies
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 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Wade Wilson, Nikki Nailbomb, The Ronains, DJ Alien.  
Sat. 7 p.m. "Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market After Party" feat. The Skatalites, Hub City Stompers, Catbite. All ages, Doors open at 6 p.m., $20
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     
Clubhouse at Mountain View 
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing 
(609) 771-0400  
Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White
COARadio.com    
125 South Main Street Hightstown    
(609) 241-7103    
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Jo Wymer
Continental Tavern  
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Fri. 9 p.m. Jack Capik & Friends
Sat. 9 p.m. Sweet Willie Davis
Cook A.A. 
411 Hobart Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 586-5117 
Fri. 6 p.m. The Blue Eyed Balladeer
Cooper's Riverview
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 9 p.m. DJ entertainment. Ages 21+
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 7 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Diamond's of Hamilton    
661 Route 33 Hamilton    
(609) 981-7900    
Fri. (5 p.m.) Joanna Noelle Caruso (9 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti  
Sat. (5 p.m.) Jason Wingarter (9 p.m.) DJ Frank Oliveti
Dog & Bull Brew House    
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.    
(215) 788-2855    
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" (9 p.m.) Gypsy Mother
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton 
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. In the Groove
Sat. 9 p.m. Jim Delre 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 
Sat. 9 p.m. Lovelight
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   
Grover
's Mill Coffee House
    
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction    
(609) 716-8771    
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker 
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. (8:30 p.m.) The Loop (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (3 p.m./5 p.m.) Princeton School of Rock. Doors open at 2 p.m. (8:30 p.m.) Lima Bean Riot  (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 1 p.m. Midnight Sun Orchestra
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 Wag, Anker
Hopewell Theater     
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell    
(609) 466-1964   
Fri. 8 p.m. "This Really Happened...Storytelling at HT" feat. Angela Cobb, Andy Christie, Paul Lyons, David Winston. $19.73
Sat. 8 p.m. Comedy Night: "The C Word w/ Dwayne Dunlevy." Feat. Mike DiAlto, Matt Haymes. $31.45
Hopewell United Methodist Church  
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell  
(609) 466-0471  
Fri. 6:30 p.m. First Friday Open Mic
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn    
15 East Broad Street Hopewell    
(609) 466-9889 
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night     
Hopewell Valley Vineyards    
46 Yard Avenue Pennington    
(609) 737-4465    
Thurs. 6 p.m. Chris Bauer
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Just Us
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. The Lifters
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. McMillan & Company
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill    
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA    
(267) 914-4517    
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher    
Fri. 9 p.m. Sweet Revenge
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/ Joe & Krista
Iron Plow Vineyards    
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus    
(732) 306-9111    
Fri. 6 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sat. 1 p.m. Deb & Mike
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. Kindred Spirit
Sat. 9 p.m. Tour de Force
Tues. 7 p.m. Teddy Z Jam
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. The Antics
Fri. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Fustics (9:30 p.m.) The Inflatable Head/ The Swiss Guard 
Sun. (3 p.m.) Matt Roach (9:30 p.m.) Rare Creatures
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic feat. Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy
Tues. 9 p.m. The Fermenters Trio
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. 7 p.m. "Laurita Idol Spring Singing Showcase" (Adult Tryout)
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing
Sat. 1 p.m. Rick Winow
Sun. 1 p.m. Chris Roselle-Rave On! 
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out" Easter Cupcake Class
Logan Inn
   
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA    
(215) 862-2300  
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" 
Marcellos Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza  
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 298-8360  
Sun. 10 a.m. "Blues Brunch" 
Tues. 6:30 p.m. "Jokes On You" Comedy Night & Dinner feat. Peter Sasso, Missy Allen. $60 (per person includes wine)
McGuinn's Place    
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence    
(609) 392-0599   
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Hip Hop Thursdays" w/ Enki 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Oregano Records Presents: "Artist Showcase" Hosted by Mike Oregano feat. Parish, The Ellis Wilkinson Band, Castle Black, fartface. 
Sat. 9 p.m. Remember Yesterday
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"
Fri. 9 p.m. Fish Out Of Water 
Sat. 9 p.m. The Fredz / Jukebox Graveyard
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike  
Wed. 9 p.m. "Karaoke Time" w/ Kirchner Entertainment 
Mercer County Park (Boathouse at Mercer Lake)
334 South Post Road West Windsor
(866) 683-3586
Sat. 6 p.m. Danielia Cotton / East Coast Lullaby. $15
Millhill Basement    
300 S. Broad Street Trenton    
(609) 989-1600    
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Spring Fling" First Friday Hosted by Unc Elroy feat. Ant-Live / DJ Flea Market w/ Art by Kate Graves, Billy Dee. (9 p.m.) "Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Kick-off Event" feat. The Cryptkeeper Five, Steve O & The Crippling Addictions, Entropy, Those Troublemakers. $8
Sat. 9 p.m. "Single Release Party" feat. Gravity Centered w/ Haven, Avario
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  
Thurs. 8 p.m. "420 Smoking Word"
Fri. 8:30 p.m. First Friday "420 Fire Friday"
Sat. 8 p.m. "Chronic Stoner days" w/ DJ Rebel/Jazz night
Sun. 4:20 p.m. "Sugar Magnolia Sundaze"
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. Musicology
Sat. 9 p.m. Gyrl Band
Ages 21+    
O'Connors American Bar & Grille  
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton  
(609) 261-1555  
Fri. 6 p.m. "Guinness Keep The Glass"
Old Town Pub    
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 291-9232   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia  
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 
Sat. 8 p.m. Kramer, Monk & Paglione
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo  
Princeton Public Library 
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-9529 
Sun. 3 p.m. Princeton University Jazz Ensembles 
Mon. 6 p.m. Library Live at Labyrinth:Timothy Hampton in Conversation w/ Nigel Smith; "Bob Dylan's Poetics" 
Randy Now's Man Cave
  
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 424-3766  
Sat. 8 p.m. Lower Wolves (REM Tribute) / Re Du (Husker Du Tribute). All ages, $10
River Cat Cafe`   
142 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1008  
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Jazz" 
Roebling Wire Works
675 South Clinton Avenue Trenton
Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. "Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market." Live music, vendors, food trucks. $5 (2 day pass)
Rossi's Bar & Grill    
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton    
(609) 890-2004    
Thurs. 7 p.m. Monk, Monk and Kramer
Salt Creek Grille    
1 Rockingham Row Princeton    
(609) 419-4200    
Fri. 8 p.m. Keith Franklin
Sat. 8 p.m. Brad Mandigo
Small World Coffee    
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton    
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 8 p.m. Mr Chris & Alley
South Brunswick Jazz Cafe
540 Ridge Road (Rte. 522) Monmouth Junction
Fri. 8 p.m. The Gumbo Gumbas.                                                                                                                                                         
Starbucks Coffee  (Trenton Community Store) 
102 South Warren Street Trenton 
(609) 393-0261 
Sat. 3 p.m. Open Mic 
St Michael's Church (Lunchtime Concert Series)
140 North Warren Street Trenton
(609) 392-8086
Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Classical Compositions feat. Kenneth Ellison, Dezheng Ping, Larissa Korkina. (FREE admission)
1867 Sanctuary    
101 Scotch Road Ewing    
(609) 392-6409  
Sat. (1 p.m.) Danny Tobias and Friends. $20 (8 p.m.) Bossa Brazil. $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. Ned Ryerson & The Groundhogs
Tavern On The Lake     
101 Main Street Hightstown    
(609) 426-9345    
Fri. 9 p.m. After The Flood
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
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   
The Cool Cricket    
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro    
(609) 291-9110    
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke    
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
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. 8 p.m. The Willie Lynch Band
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Zaire 
Sun. 2 p.m.David Falcone
The Five Four Bar & Grill  
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(215) 547-5525  
Fri. 9 p.m. Light The Fuse
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Slamm Band
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. DJ Fatha Ramzee
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    
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Tom Craig Band
Sun. 3 p.m. "Sunday Funday" feat. Mike & Shanna   
The Record Collector    
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 324-0880    
Fri. 8 p.m. The Cane Brothers. All ages, Doors open at 7:30 p.m., $12 (Advance) 
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   
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke    
The Trellis Barn Bar
30 Route 156 Yardville
(609) 581-6782
Fri./Sat. 8 p.m. "Grand Re-Opening" 
The Union Firehouse 
18 Washington Street Mount Holly 
(609) 288-6491 
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour feat. Jake Falana (7 p.m.) "Live & Local" Hosted by Jake Falana 
Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour feat. Class A Kings (7 p.m.) Shadowplay performing Soundgarden/Audioslave w/ guest Roz King. Ages 21+, $10
Sat. 7 p.m. Jeffrey Gaines / Jake Falana. $15
Sun. 4 p.m. Head For The Hills / Quixote Project. Doors open at 3 p.m., $10
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Open Jam w/ Blue Light Digital Sound 
Third State Brewing   
352 High Street Burlington  
(609) 387-1620  
Sat. 7 p.m. Kenny Raye Pisa
Tir Na Nog    
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton    
(609) 392-2554  
Fri. 9 p.m. Derry Brigade
Sat. 9 p.m. Billy Walsh
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Hosted by McDermott's Handy
Mon. 6 p.m. "Intuitive Medium Session" w/ Natalie Diane
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by John 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   
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. Dana & Doug
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. New Pony. $5 (cover charge) 
Sat.10 p.m. Rich Scanella Group. $5 (cover charge)   
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Bluegrass Pick
All shows 21+  
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location)  
138 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 924-7855  
Fri. 10 p.m. The Foxcats
VFW Post 491 
9 Fisher Place Yardville 
(609) 585-9645 
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
All shows ages 21+ 
Villa Rosa Ristorante & Pizzeria 
41 Scotch Road Ewing 
(609) 882-6841 
Sat. 6 p.m. Grace Field 
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. Chris from Rave On
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar  
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-3800  
Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Meade


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