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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...5/16/19

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/16/2019

People become musicians or artists for various reasons; some are pushed into it by parents aspirations, some develop an aptitude early on through experimentation and others, well, they just love being creative. The common thread within this cloth is a love of performing and sharing these talents with friends, family and although some may deny it; an audience. 

A vast audience holds the allure of travel, fame, fortune or once in a lifetime experiences; most never make it there, some capture it once and others such as guitarist Denny Laine have had multiple successes in their career and are still forces today. 

"I like being in one band but it just so happens that I've been in two famous bands," he said prior to a recent performance at McLoone's Supper Club in Asbury Park, NJ. "I've been in a few bands that would school us and then I had my own band; The Diplomats we were called and a friend of mine, Bev Bevan was on drums and he went on to be in ELO. I mean it's who you know; two of The Moody Blues came back from Germany and tried to put a band together to go back to there to work and I ended up going with them because I wanted to turn professional and my band didn't want to turn professional. So one thing led to another and then The Moody Blues after a period time were just going out and gigging every night and I wanted to go back in the studio so I went out and did my own thing. Then Paul McCartney saw me doing that and I joined up with him; so it was kind of a progression. You don't go looking for this stuff, it sort of comes to you; do you know what I mean? That's the way it's been and then the Moody Blues went on to be huge and even more so and then the same with Wings becoming a whole other thing after The Beatles; so it's who you know. I knew Paul from the Moody Blues days, I actually met him when I was in The Diplomats. What happens is, if you come from a crowd of people who all know each other and you work together on the road doing different gigs and different things; we would double with different bands like The Who or The Yardbirds or bands like that and you become friendly with them. So if somebody needs a sub or another guy to join the band they'll just pick their friends; that's what happened with Ronnie Wood and The Stones. So it's really who you know; you know what I'm saying?" 

The McLoone's gig was of the solo acoustic variety and a nice change of pace for Laine from the "Electric" world he's been such a huge part of for the majority of his musical journey. 

"You know it's kind of become popular lately, a lot of people are doing it. They are doing it, telling their stories, I think it started with the "Unplugged" thing; in between sets I would do some acoustic songs on stage anyway even with the band. Then it got to the point where the band that I'm using now, which we call The Moody Wing Band; they have other jobs, they go off and do other things. So that I can keep working I decided to do some solo shows and it's going very well. People like the stories and it's a completely different approach for me, I have more freedom and I can make things up as I go along (laughs)." 

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"I can pick and choose, the audience may even come up with a suggestion for a song and I'll do that where as a band ties it down to a strict thing or a set. With the band I do the first Moody Blues album or I'll do "Band On the Run" and then a few other songs and that's kind of a set thing. With the acoustic thing I can do whatever I want, I do a lot of songs from my solo albums, I do stuff from them as well and I can pick and choose as I go and that's the big difference." 

"To me, Paul was just a mate. I mean, obviously we can't get away from the fact of how big The Beatles were; we toured with him with The Moody Blues so I knew him very well and he was like a big brother to me in some ways. People ask me all the time; what was it like working with Paul McCartney? I say well; what's it like working with anybody? You either get on with each other or you don't. He and I had a close knit friendship from the beginning even before I was working with him so it was easy really; that's the only word I can use there, it was easy."

An original member of The Moodies and a decade spent in the nucleus of Wings are perhaps Laine's two most well-known efforts but he was also a member of Ginger Baker's Air Force; what was it like spending time with Baker who was rumored to be outspoken at times? 

"Depends on how you approach him," he said with a chuckle. "Ginger was like a lot of people; if you're talking about something interesting he's the best person in the world but if you start asking him how old he is then, well... He was a good guy, he had a good heart and he was a great band leader; he knows how to put it all together."

Laine has played both the role of leader and "Wing" man; so which does he prefer?

"I like to be in charge; with my own band I might be in charge but I've still got other people, everybody contributes equally but because it's my name up there I have to have the final say. When I was working with Paul I was more like the side man; I had a lot of influence but I do prefer to run my own thing which is why I went solo again. I was the guitar player and lead singer in The Moody Blues and I wasn't that in Wings. So eventually it got around to the point where I wanted to do my own thing again and always when I'm in control is when I'm the happiest. I think that's pretty natural really but I'm still quite a good team member if I have to be."

Certain bands achieve continuous success and at times what's old is new again and with the recent release of a "Wings 1971-73" box set, a whole new generation of fans is being exposed to some of the greatest rock music ever created.

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"That's just the normal progression for Paul; isn't it? That's what he was doing for years with the Beatles and Wings is re-releasing. I mean; who knew that we were going to be continually successful to the point where young kids are coming to the gigs these days? I was doing a gig recently at "Beatlefest" and there were all young people down in front, they were all kids. They want to hear this music again and because of remastering everybody is doing it these days. I think it all started with the mixes; the DJs started it with their versions of the mixes. So we decided to remaster it and do another version of what we did already and it's good because we get to learn the songs again and you forget what was on there. Actually it's a really good experience; we did it with "The Moody Blues" album and they put all that stuff in a box set and put that out. You don't even realize how good it was at the time until you listen to it years later but that's what it's all about and Paul has pretty much more or less done everything except for maybe four albums. That's just the way of the world now, everybody's doing it."

"What goes around comes around," is another popular cliche and Laine feels it's quite appropriate for today's music as it mixes with technology.

"To me it's just a big circle, I mean look, we've got vinyl coming out all the time now; everybody wants to play and sound like the old bands. They want to use all the old equipment, mix analog with digital, it's a good thing in a way the way that it's come full circle. There's nothing wrong with technology, technology to me is just a toy you use, we're all part of that; I mean Mike Pinder of The Moody Blues invented the synthesizer. He and Roland got together and instead of using recorded tapes they went into digital and that's really the way it happened. We've been responsible for all of the stuff to come out because we were the first to have it presented to us by these big companies. So we use whatever tools are out there but you have to be careful that you don't overdo it and so many people do. I don't think there's anything wrong with technology at all; the thing is there's a lot of great live bands out there again now. There's a lot of talented kids out there but I think what's happening now is they're all writing their own material and you never used to have that. You used to do everybody else's material and then write your own and now everybody is writing their own stuff so I think it's a good thing. Although I don't know about this downloading stuff where people steal everybody's music and nobody gets paid; that's the stuff I don't like. That has to be straightened out; you can't re-issue DVDs; so why should you be able to do it with music? A lot of musicians who can't work aren't making any money any longer."

Solo or full band, Laine is a workhorse who likes to keep busy. What does he have planned for the future?

"I have got an album in the can; I've had it in the can for a while but I am going to start going back in the studio again just to balance things out. I don't like living in the past too much, you're out there doing all the stuff you've been doing for years but I do "The Moody Blues" album and I do "Band On the Run" album at the shows but I want to come out with new material and always did. So that's really all it is, I want to come out with new recordings but tour wise I'm doing solo stuff and the band thing so I'm pretty busy at the moment. I don't have much time to go in the studio just yet but I am planning on it." 

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

Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton  
(609) 394-9436 
Fri. 7 p.m. "Film Night"
Sat. 12 p.m. YAL: "Art of the Graphic Novel"
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  
Fri. 8:30 p.m. 
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. 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
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott 
Tues. 6 p.m. Ed Wilson
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room    
19 E. Union Street Burlington    
(609) 733-3562   
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ K-Fry
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics 
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Candlelight Lounge    
24 Passaic Street Trenton    
(609) 695-9612    
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam 
Fri. 6 p.m. 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)   
Cedar Gardens 
661 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 931-9464 
Sat. 7 p.m. Kool & The Gang tribute w/ "Spring Fling." Doors open at 6 p.m., $30 (Includes buffet)
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. (We are on a two week vacation, will return on 6/2)
Cooper's Riverview
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Thirsty Thursday" w/ DJ So Wavveyy. Ages 21+ (Ladies free before 10 p.m. w/ college ID)
Fri. (3 p.m.) Paradise Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Twisted Charm Band
Sat. 7 p.m. Musicology
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 7 p.m. CP Duo
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Diamond's of Hamilton    
661 Route 33 Hamilton    
(609) 981-7900    
Thurs. 5 p.m. Bob Orlowski 
Fri. 5 p.m. Sam McDonough  
Wed. 6 p.m. Tony Malandro
Dog & Bull Brew House    
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.    
(215) 788-2855    
Fri. 9 p.m. Mia Johnson
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (9 p.m.) Rachel & Ty
Sun. 12 p.m. Mikey Raggz
Tues. 7 p.m. 90's Trivia
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. Gyrl Band
Sat. 9 p.m. The Mojo Gypsies
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala, Falcey & Marc Hoffman 
German American Society  
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton  
(609) 585-5200  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Fire Pit Friday" w/ The Williamsboy
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1657 
Fri. 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   
'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. Audio Pilot
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.) A Tribute to Joe Jackson w/ "Dust & Grooves. Doors open at 7 p.m., $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (2 p.m./4:30 p.m.) Newtown School of Rock. (8:30 p.m.) Bigg Romeo. $8 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 3 p.m. Ladies 2020
Mon. (10 p.m.)"Lipstick Mondays" Drag Show (12 a.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. Erik Kramer
Hopewell Theater     
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell    
(609) 466-1964   
Sat. 12 p.m. Family Fun Concert w/ "The Little Rockers." $19.73 
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Damien Jurado w/ Amy St. Louis. $37.32, $39.45, $45.32
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. Liam Sutcliff Trio
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Mark Feingold Jazz Group
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat.
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Al Oliver
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 
Sun. 3 p.m. "Chill Sunday Acoustic Afternoon" w/ Well Strung Duo
Tues. 7:30 p.m. "Paint Party"
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
Iron Plow Vineyards    
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus    
(732) 306-9111    
Fri. 7 p.m. Jo Wymer Band
Sat. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt & Joe Nap
Sun. 2 p.m. Don The Medicine Man
Ivy Tavern    
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton    
(609) 888-1435    
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke    
Fri. 9 p.m. South Side Wanderers
Sat. 9 p.m. Tour de Force 
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. Sam Ryan
Fri. 9 p.m. Wineskin
Sat. (3 p.m.) Christine Havrilla (9:30 p.m.) Lowlight, Fake Pockets, Luke Dowler
Sun. (3 p.m.) Jamie and The Guarded Heart (9:30 p.m.) That Girl
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic 
Tues. 9 p.m. Crescent Moon
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational    
All shows 21+  
Killarney's Publick House    
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton   
(609) 586-1166   
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ BAY Nice
Sat. 10 p.m. El Ka Bong
Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Nite" 
Wed. 8 p.m. Drop the Beat Bingo   
Kovacs Corner 
46 Evergreen Road New Egypt 
(609) 901-4146 
Sat. 8:30 p.m.  
Laurita Winery    
85 Archertown Road New Egypt    
(609) 752-0200  
Thurs. 7 p.m. 
Fri. 6 p.m. 
Sat. 11 a.m "Wine and Jeep w/ Food Trucks" 
Sun. 11 a.m. "Wine and Jeep w/ Food Trucks" (1:30 p.m.) Kindred Spirit
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"  
Legends Tap and Pizza 
318 High Street Burlington 
(609) 486=3001 
Fri. 7 p.m. Gypsy Mother
Sat. 7 p.m.  
Logan Inn
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA    
(215) 862-2300  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Bonnie Boland
Fri. 7 p.m. Sahara Moon
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dave Dales Trio
Mama Flora's Trattoria   
1750 North Olden Avenue Ewing  
(609) 434-1188  
Sat. 6 p.m.  Bryan Hill
Mamma Rosa's / Gino's Place
572 Klockner Road Hamilton    
(609) 588-5454
Fri. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night  
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   
Sat. 8 p.m. Frost Fest Episode Six
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. F.F.O.G
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
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. "Happy Hour" w/ Kindred Spirit
Millhill Basement    
300 S. Broad Street Trenton    
(609) 989-1600    
Sat. 9 p.m. Don't Sleep, digger, Goddamnit, School Drugs. Ages 21+, $10 (advance)
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  
Fri. 8 p.m. The Weeklings. Doors open at 7 p.m., $35
Sat. (3 p.m.) Meet the Author Book Signing w/ Tina Hutchence "Michael, My Brother, Lost Boy of INXS." (FREE admission but registration required) (8 p.m.) The INXS Experience w/ "Kick." $25 (SOLD OUT call for ticket availability)
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint
322 East State Street Trenton  
(609) 437-0898  
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "420 Stoner Giggles" Hosted by Mister Direct
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sun. (2 p.m.) "Old School Sunday" (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. Little Miss Love Jones & The Archangels
Sat. 9 p.m. Polish Nannies
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 (Upstairs)
Fri. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Sat. 9 p.m. Sir Xerri
Old York Cellars (Quakerbridge Tasting Room)
3320 Brunswick Pike (US Rte 1) Lawrence
(609) 799-2707
Fri. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" w/ George Becker
Sat. 4 p.m. "Happy Hour" w/ Matt Robinson
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. (TBA)
Sat. 9 p.m. No Way Out
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church) 
50 Walnut Lane Princeton 
(609) 799-0944 
Fri. 8:15 p.m. Richie & Rosie. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., $20
Princeton Public Library 
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-9529 
Thurs. 6 p.m.  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Dancing Under The Stars"
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 424-3766   
Sat. 8 p.m. The Amazing Kreskin. $25
Sun. 6:30 p.m. The Amazing Kreskin. $25
Wed. 7 p.m. "Tribute to Ernie Kovacs" Film/Q & A (FREE event)
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. (TBA)
Salt Creek Grille    
1 Rockingham Row Princeton    
(609) 419-4200    
Fri. 8 p.m. Rich Seiner
Sat. 8 p.m. Jerry Topinka
Small World Coffee    
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton    
(609) 924-4377 x2  
Sat. 8 p.m. Tom Tallitsch
Starbucks Coffee  
2673 Main Street Lawrenceville  
(609) 414-3320  
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Anker   
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. 8 p.m. Fish Castle. $20
Sat. (3 p.m.) Trenton Children's Chorus. $20 (8 p.m.) "A Colonial American Entertainment Experience" w/ Practitioners of Music. $20
Sun. 3 p.m. "Rossi, Solomon & Kindred Spirits 19th Anniversary Concert" w/ Sharim v' Sharot. $20
Wed. 8 p.m. Neville Dickie. $20
Tara's Tavern   
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown    
(609) 286-2300    
Fri. 10 p.m. The Suspects
Sat. 10 p.m. Ted Hammock & The Pickles
Tavern On The Lake     
101 Main Street Hightstown    
(609) 426-9345    
Fri. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
Sat. 9 p.m. Extreme Measures
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. "Spring Sunday Music Series" feat. Acoustic DuoVer
The Cool Cricket    
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro    
(609) 291-9110    
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke    
Sat. 9 p.m. Union
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  
Sat. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Bill O'Neal
The Five Four Bar & Grill  
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(215) 547-5525  
Fri. 9 p.m. Steam Boat Annie
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Red Headed Step Child
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. Diablo Sandwich Band
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Rockin' Ron
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. "Sunday Funday" 
The Record Collector    
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 324-0880    
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe Zook & Blues Deluxe (CD Release Party). All ages, Doors open at 7:30 pm., $15 (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 Sycamore Grill    
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA    
(215) 908-6326    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Joy In Repetition
Fri. 8 p.m. Slidewinder Blues Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Acoustic Keys
Sun. 3 p.m. Jamie Stem  
The Union Firehouse 
18 Washington Street Mount Holly 
(609) 288-6491 
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ One Hot Mess (7 p.m.) "Local Thursday" 
Fri. (4 p.m.) Acoustic Happy Hour w/ DC Duo (7 p.m.) "Zachademy of Music"  w/ Cat In The Wall, The Hess Brothers. All ages, $12
Sat. 8:30 p.m. A Spectacular Rolling Stones Experience" w/ Brown Sugar. Doors open at 7 p.m.
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. The Luck Brothers
Tir Na Nog    
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton    
(609) 392-2554  
Sat. 9 p.m. Mike Nabinger
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" w/ Chris Finegan
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" / Open Mic Night
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. Steal Your Face. $5 (cover charge) 
Sat.10 p.m. Truett. $5 (cover charge)   
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage
All shows 21+  
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location)  
138 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 924-7855  
Fri. 10 p.m. Essie
Wildflowers Inn    
2572 Pennington Road Pennington    
(609) 773-2392    
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock Night    
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia   
Working Dog Winery    
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown    
(609) 371-6000    
Sat. 1 p.m. "Live Music and Food Trucks" w/ The Successful Failures
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar  
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-3800  
Sat. 8 p.m. Zuka & Billy D

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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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