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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...5/11/17

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/11/2017

There's something to be said for a band that is so raring to go that they actually start early. Such was the case with the Outlaws at a recent show in Red Bank, NJ at the famed Count Basie Theatre. 

Looking very relaxed, these veteran rockers who've recently released a live two disc set, "Legacy Live," have totally lived up to the title. Their brief but fantastic eight song set featured some of their best known material and served as the perfect opening for the evening's headliner, The Charlie Daniels Band.

Opening with, "There Goes Another Love Song," the boys instantly grabbed the crowd; many of whom were now scurrying to their seats. The song sounded as fresh now as it did when it was released in 1975 and showed once again why it was a Top 40 hit but more importantly one could tell that the band was having fun right from the opening chord.

"Hurry Sundown," was next and it too sounded fresh and lively as the band nailed it perfectly. "Freeborn Man," a cover of the old Paul Revere and The Raiders tune was taken up a notch and featured a dizzying vintage Hammond B3 solo by Dave Robbins.

Long time band member and front man Henry Paul introduced the next offering as, "The only motorcycle song we ever wrote," and they launched head first into, "Born To Be Bad." A now raucous crowd was on hand as the music flowed as smoothly as Paul's seemingly ageless voice.

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"We wrote this next one about growing up on the road," said Paul. "We were pretty young and we had some really good teachers to watch over us. This was written about  when we'd be on the road with The Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and sometimes with our good friends the Allman Brothers and of course Charlie Daniels. This one's called, "It's About Pride." This was the first tune of the evening featuring the duel lead guitar harmonies which the group is well known for and the now standing audience showed their approval with thunderous applause, cat calls and lots of hoots and hollers.

After a brief pause, drummer Monte Yoho began the familiar intro to the classic instrumental, "Waterhole" as the already dancing zealots began to sing the guitar parts in unison. Yoho showed off his incredibly tasty ability as he played the drum solo section so well that none of those dancing ever broke stride and then,"Knoxville Girl" kept the party going with its twangy southern style and well played crisp guitar leads and harmonies.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end and the band saved their best for last as they performed their signature work, "Green Grass and High Tides" and closed their portion of the show. All of the parts were there working perfectly in sync; the searing guitar licks, the guitar harmonies, the dynamics and vocal harmonies which make this epic the classic that it was and still is. They seemed to really let it all out on this masterpiece while keeping it fresh and exciting with some unexpected deviations but not far enough from the original where it detracted from the norm.

Kudos to these Outlaws of rock 'n' roll; even though there was no encore the set ended at 8:21 p.m. and was well worth the price of admission. Just as "Legacy Live" captures the band on record, their live show is one for the ages and a definite must see event.

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That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!

This week's event listings

Backstage at Championship Bar
931 Chambers Street Trenton
Fri. 7 p.m. Weary Travelers, Doing Better, (TBA). All ages, $10
Bill's Olde Tavern
02694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
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
Bowman's Tavern
1600 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6 p.m. Glenn McClelland
Fri. 8 p.m. Bog Egan
Sat. 8 p.m. Patrick & Debra
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch With Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. The Fermenters Trio
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton
(609) 695-9612
 Sat. 3 p.m. Daryl Yokley  Quartet. $10 (cover charge/$10 Minimum includes buffet) 
Tues. 6 p.m. "Tuesday Jazz Jam" Open Session feat.
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
Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Mon. 9 p.m. "Malibu Mondays" w/ DJ Brett Gash
Tues. 9 p.m. Trivia w/ Jessie and Chelsea
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval 
Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 241-7103
Check web site for programming
Dadz Bar & Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609) 267-4344
Thurs. 10 p.m. "Pong Tournament"
Fri. 10 p.m. Billy Walton Band (CD Release Party)
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Byrd
Sun. 4 p.m. Kathlyn & Goldster
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Superstar Entertainment
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly
(609) 261-0500
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. DJ DNIAL
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Chris
Dog & Bull Brew House
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.
(215) 788-2855
Thurs. 8 p.m. John Rodden
Fri. (4 p.m.) "Happy Hour" feat. Joe Robinson (9 p.m.) Lenny G & The Soulsenders
Sat. (11 a.m.)"Saturday Brunch Jam" feat. Michael Leggerie  (9 p.m.) Carl Gandalf
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (4 P.M.) Soul Custody Trio
Wed. 8 p.m. Jay Regan
Fran's Pub
116 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
Fri. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Sat. 8 p.m. Ja Tun & Random Acts of Soul
All shows age 21+
Freddies Tavern
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing
(609) 882-0978
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. 8:30 p.m. Timothy B Schmit. Doors at 6 p.m., $75 (advance / $85 day of show)
Fri. 8 p.m. XEB / Brad ray. Ages 21+, doors at 6 p.m., $30
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Le Compt w/ Downtown Horns
Sun. 9 p.m. "An Evening With Richie Kotzen" Ages 21+, doors at 7 p.m., general admission (standing only), $45
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Series" Hosted by Pat Foran 
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn
15 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 466-9889
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic.
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington
(609) 737-4465
Thurs. 6 p.m. Jenna Mammina
Fri. 6 p.m. James Popik
Sat. 6 p.m. Acoustic Road
Sun. (11 a.m.) Mother's Day Brunch) (2 p.m.)"Jazzy Sundays" feat. Tom McMillan
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
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sat. 1 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sun. 2 p.m. Joe Vadala
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
(609) 888-1435
Fri. 9 p.m. Blues In Disguise
Sat. 9 p.m. Smoked Ice
All shows 21+
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-5981
Fri. 9 p.m. Sonic Blenders
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Pete Beck Band (9:30 p.m.) The New Pony
Sun. (3 p.m.) Kitty City (9:30 p.m.) Jerry Fiess
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic. w/ Mike
Tues. 9 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle & Jerry Steele
Wed. 9:30 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 6 p.m. "WPST's" DJ Shinn
Sat. 10 p.m. Polish Nannies
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road New Egypt
(609) 752-0200
Fri. 7 p.m. Awesome 80's Dance Party
Sat. 1 p.m. The Bergers
Sun. 1 p.m. Pennington Station
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Girls Night Out" Plant Night - GNO
Mamma Rosa's 
572 Klockner Road Hamilton 
(609) 588-5454
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Richard Schneider 
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 949-9570
Thurs. 10:30 p.m."Beer Pong" w/ DJ RV & MC Slim
Fri. 10 p.m. "Frisky Fridays" w/ DJ Favs and MC Fredo. Ages 21+
Sat. 10 p.m. "Pantera Tribute" feat. Unscarred /"Metallica Tribute" feat. Orion
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike
Millhill Basement
300 S. Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-1600
Sat. 9 p.m. Jon Snodgrass, Mikey Erg, SteveO & The Crippling Addictions, Logan carpenter. $10
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. "Led Zeppelin Tribute" w/ Kashmir. Doors at 7 p.m., $30
Tues. 8 p.m. Christopher Cross. Doors at 7 p.m., $55
Nook's PourHouse
2043 Route 130 South Florence
(609) 447-0927
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics
Olde Liberty Tavern
2114 Liberty Street Trenton
(609) 396-2262
Sat. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Palermo's Of Hamilton
310 Klockner Road Hamilton
(609) 838-7979
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke
All shows 21 +
PANJ Radio
Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4673
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Jenny & The Felines
Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
(609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 424-3766
Please check web site for upcoming events
RHO Waterfront
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 10 p.m. "College Night" feat. DJ Paul Desisto. Ages 21+, $5 (with college ID $15 (without college ID)
Salt Creek Grille
1 Rockingham Row Princeton
(609) 419-4200
Fri. 8 p.m. Carol Lynn
Sat. 8 p.m. Charles Clarke
Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. SiriOm Singh
Sun. 7 p.m. Princeton Bluegrass Jam
1867 Sanctuary 
101 Scotch Road Ewing
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 8 p.m. Swingadelic. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. Allen Krantz. $20
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown
(609) 286-2300
Fri. 10 p.m. Boys 'Round Here
Sat. 10 p.m. Ted Hammock & the Pickles
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main Street Hightstown
(609) 426-9345
Fri. 9 p.m. ArHouse
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night 
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8050
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Blues Session w/ Steve Guyger
Fri. 7 p.m. Craig Lieboff
Sat. 7 p.m. John & Maggs
Wed. 7 p.m. Live Jazz
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. DC Duo
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 8 p.m. Na Bodach
Sat. 8 p.m. Tom Brett
The HOB Tavern
146 Second Street Bordentown
(609) 291-7020
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Wed. 8 p.m. (TBA)
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
Fri. 10 p.m. No Way Out
Sat. 10 p.m. Never Enough
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 p.m. The Coconutz Trio
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
Sat. (9 p.m.) Russell Eiffert (10 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Mon. 9 p.m. "Lipstick Monday" Drag Pride Show
Tues. 8 p.m. Burlesque
Wed. 6 p.m. Dena Underwood
The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 324-0880
Sat. (8 p.m.) Ricky Byrd / Richard Barone. All ages, doors at 7 p.m., $15 (advance) (10:30 p.m.) Popa Chubby Band. All ages, doors at 10 p.m., $25 (advance). Buy both shows for the discounted price of $35 and receive a free hot dog or popcorn and a drink.  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050 
Fri. 9 p.m. The Suspects
Sat. 9 p.m. Ernie White Duo
The Sticky Wicket 
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Fri. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Sat. 9 p.m. Branded Ink Society
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
The Sun National Bank Center 
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 656-3200
Check website for upcoming events
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 9 p.m. Mike Nabinger
Wed. 9 p.m. Paul Wiese
All shows  21+
Trenton Buzz
702 Pine Street Trenton
(609) 392-6000
Fri. 8 p.m. Live Band & Open Mic. 
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Audio History of Funk and Soul" w/ Professor DJ Tangency
Mon. 9 p.m. Monday Night Karaoke w/ Benny P
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Benny
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300
Fri. 10 p.m. The Southern Belles. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Meddlesome, Meddlesome, Meddlesome Bells/Birdie Num Num and the Spirit Squad. $5 (cover charge)
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage Night (Sign ups at 6:30 p.m.)
Tues. 9 p.m. Live Band Karaoke
All shows 21+ 
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton, NJ Location)
138 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 924-7855
Fri. 10 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 10 p.m. (TBA)
All shows 21+
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington
(609) 773-2392
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia
Ages 21+

Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.

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