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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...5/17/18

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/18/2018

"I'm 71 this year; can you believe it? I take care of myself; I never abused my voice with drugs and things. The last tour tired me out a little bit because I had to do everything myself but with Micheal Dunford gone I have to make it happen." 

As the legendary vocalist and front woman of the progressive rock band Renaissance, Annie Haslam has seen the ups and downs of a long career which has morphed many times over since 1971. From focal point, to solo artist, to painter and now back with the reformed band once again; this siren with the five octave vocal range continues to wow audiences with her angelic voice as well as her artistic ability.

"I started painting in 2002," she explained with a voice as smooth as silk. "I went to art school to be a dress designer, I ever only did one painting, it was a watercolor and I thought, I don't like this it dries too quick. I just didn't have the desire to do anything like that even though my boyfriend at the time was a brilliant painter but I didn't look at that because I wanted to be a fashion designer. I did photography, fabric printing, anything to do with what I was there for really; rather than just painting. Then in 2002, I was winding my solo career down, I felt like I had done as much as I could. I had taken on a couple of managers and they just didn't work out so I thought; what am I going to do? I mean; what am I going to do? I thought well I'm good at photography, I don't read music so I can't teach, which was a shame because If I had learned to read and write music I could've taught singing. So I was a bit scared as to what I was going to do but I decided that I had to make a change and one day a voice in my head said,"It's time to start oil painting now" and I've had all kind of experiences in my house while I'm painting; all good and wonderful." 

Annie has branched out from her music career yet sees parallels in her two fields of interest. "I feel like I'm gifted. When people listen to the music, they say the same about my paintings; it does something to them, it really uplifts them, it really gets to them and if I do a commission they say," My God, you got me in this painting" and I'm painting songs now, I can paint songs! The guitar I painted for Martin Guitar is in their museum and I'm painting electric violins apart from all of the other painting I'm doing. A Lot of my earlier works have to do with aliens, I'm definitely very much tuned into that because I believe we're all from different planets anyway (laughs)." 

Surprisingly, Haslam wasn't ready to become a painter and avoided diving in head first, yet was somehow unexpectedly drawn to it and has now fully embraced her skills as an artist; so much so that at times it borders on the super natural. 

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"When I was painting my fourth painting, I'm not a flowery girl, never wore flowery dresses and I thought I'm not going to paint flowers but I thought; what am I supposed to be doing?  So I bought everything I needed and didn't paint for like another two or three months and then one day I thought, well today is the day. So I picked a Tiger Lily and painted it and I was very disappointed. I bought a book on oil painting but I didn't read it because I'm not a reader; I read one page and put it down because I couldn't be bothered. I thought I'd rather do it wrong and work it out to do it myself, which is what I did but when I decided it was the right day; I thought oh shoot; where do I start? Do I start at the top? The bottom? The middle? (Laughs) Of course it has nothing to do with that at all, it's  the character I get. I don't try and do anything, it's just like I'm being plugged into something and the paintings just appear. The third or fourth painting, I was sitting in front of my easel and about six inches in front of my eyes appeared a spider on a skein of silk. It was a really rich auburn red and I blinked and it was gone and as soon as blinked my eyes there was an overwhelming smell of pipe smoke; I knew right away that it was Vincent Van Gogh. I had already started doing the painting and it was like someone else was holding my hand; it's very exciting and I love it."

Over the years and with a growing confidence, Annie has begun to cross pollinate her music and art. Several years ago at a progressive rock festival headlined by the band Yes, she put her artwork on the line against some of her peers and one well respected artist by the name of Dean, Roger Dean.

"I recall, "Yestival" in Camden, NJ for two reasons; one musical and one artistic. I did 95 four by six inch paintings to sell there and you know, Roger Dean was there selling his work and his was extremely expensive but absolutely amazing but anyway; I sold everyone of them. I sold every single one of them, all 95. The other thing was, it was very exciting and we had to be there by nine in the morning and we had breakfast, lunch and dinner there but when we went on stage later that day, something was happening with the speakers and there was a rumbling on stage that you couldn't hear out in the house apparently but it was a rumbling and I'm deaf in one ear so I only wear one in ear(Monitor) and it's in my right ear and all I heard was this rumbling coming up from the stage and my voice was; oh my I sounded like I was 10 miles away. When something happens like that you somehow have to have a stiff upper lip and cover it up somehow but if you can't hear yourself singing it's very difficult to sing in tune (laughs)."

Renaissance reunited within the last decade and on the surface appears to be continuously on the road but according to Haslam; such is not the case and judging by her reaction to the first show after years apart the band made the right decision.

"Not really, we've played on the east coast twice a year and also have been to Europe and England but when Michael Dunford and I got the band back together in 2009; we didn't know what was going to happen really. It was John Scher putting his faith in us again and that's what started it all off. The first tour we did was amazing; everybody came out of the woodwork and it was like, wow! Because so many years had gone by and we hadn't done anything, I had my solo career and been to Brazil and Japan with that and then I started my painting career and so it's been amazing really. Because we're a six piece band, it's not cost effective because we lost that time and momentum of all those years and we lost promoters on the west coast, some of the older ones are still around and the younger ones don't want to take the chance and we were always bigger on the east coast anyway; so it was very difficult for us to get to further a field. We did manage to get to England in 2015 and 2016 and that was absolutely incredible. We filmed a DVD in London at the Union Chapel, we went to Europe, we went to Germany, Holland, Belgium, Israel and Portugal as well and it looks like we might be going to Japan in September; we were there in 2010. So it seems like we've been doing a lot but not really, it's not like six week tours. It's maybe eight days in the spring and maybe six or eight in the fall and something else somewhere else. We did, "Cruise to The Edge," which was quite exciting and we did the "Moody Blues Cruise," which was phenomenal as well."

So what hasn't the band done over its long and storied career? How about incorporating a symphonic sound? Haslam says that what started out as an experiment blossomed into more than they could've hoped for. "We did these shows last fall with a 10 piece orchestra, it was a test really. We did an indiegogo campaign to make it all happen and John Scher stood up for us again and booked us at Town Hall in New York and that was a big place to book for us really but it was close to a sell out. Then we did the show down here at the Keswick (Theater) and every song I did a painting for; I did it on a 12 by 24 inch canvas and we blew them up to 24 feet by 12 feet. I had to get them photographed with a special camera so that it would work and we filmed it and we're working on the DVD right now." 

With the experiment a success, the band is currently revisiting symphonic shows and recently performed one at the NJPAC in Newark, NJ. Once again, much of the logistical  responsibility falls on Haslam's shoulders but she's enlisted some good company to assist her. 

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"We're using the orchestra again, we did four shows with the orchestra the last time around. Then John Scher said that he'd like to do another show with the orchestra because he was really impressed by the show in New York which was wonderful. I basically did this all myself with the help of people who work with me and Ray Tessa who has been an incredible pianist, director, my producer and we have written songs together, he's a very gifted man and a wonderful spirit and we did it. We had a meeting in London after the 2016 tour with the director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra because we'd been written to and were asked to work with them again. This was amazing because so many people want to work with them and here they were inviting us to work with them again but of course they don't pay you, you have to pay them," she said with a loud laugh.  "So we had the meeting to work out how we could do the Albert Hall and we made notes about everything that we'd need and the cost and the budget. It would've been nice if we could do more orchestra tours but it's great because we didn't think that we'd be doing one so quickly and this last show was in a great theater; the Victoria was beautiful. We're probably going to be doing another one in the fall as well but of course it all comes down to money; we'll probably make it happen. We tried it here first with a smaller orchestra and Ray gathered these incredible musicians and the blend of everyone was amazing and when they first struck up at the rehearsal I had tears in my eyes and at the first show in Connecticut I thought I was going to pass out to hear the orchestra playing with us." 

So new chapters begin in the lives of Renaissance and Annie Haslam, proving once again that you're never too experienced to learn or re-invent oneself when necessary. To discover more about Annie, the current tour dates and/or Renaissance; 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

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  
Thurs./Fri. 6 p.m. "Nassau Film Festival" (Free Admission)
Bill's Olde Tavern  
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton  
(609) 586-0192  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia  
Ages 21+  
Blend Bar & Bistro  
911 Highway 33 Hamilton  
(609) 245-8887  
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. The Fermenters Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott  
Tues. 6 p.m. Lovey Williams
Wed. 6 p.m. Gary Reed & Arturo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room  
19 E. Union Street Burlington  
(609) 733-356  
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Kriss Kay
Sat. 2 p.m. "Burlington Day Music Series" feat. DJ Byrd, Chris Walter, Gypsy Mother, Retroglyphs. 
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Fri. 8 p.m. Greg McGarvey/The Roadside Leaves
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Brian Bortnick
BT Restaurant 
2031 Route 130 South Burlington  
(609) 499-1355  
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 8 p.m. Live Band Karaoke and Armed Forces
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
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)
Cedar Gardens
661 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 847-2016
Fri. 8 p.m. "Dolce Vita Media Presents." Hosted by John Rossi, feat. DJ Augie, Kym D, TKA/K7. $30 (Advance)=
Championship Bar
931 Chambers street Trenton
(609) 396-5457
Sat. 7 p.m. Such Gold, Kali Masi, Late Waves, When Thieves Are About. All ages, $12/$15
Wed. 6 p.m. Blessing A Curse, Life Barrier, VRSTY, Drifter, (TBA). All ages,$12
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. The Brixton Riot
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night" and Dance Party w/ Frankie "O"
Fri. 6 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 9 p.m. Larry D
Sun. 12 p.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Ambiance The Duo
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. Mike Hughes
Fri. 9 p.m. Soul Custody 
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (9 p.m.) Jake Bracey
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Mikey Ragz (4 p.m.) Greg McGarvey
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978  
Fri. 8 p.m. Gyrl Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Ernie White and John Bushnell
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Joe Vadala  
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Sing-A-Long with Sculpture" feat. Adam Weitz w/ Phil Orr
Grover'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. Jerry Monk & Joe Kramer
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri. (8 p.m.) Judith Owen w/ Leland Sklar and Pedro Segundo. Doors at 6 p.m., $25 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Bigg Romeo (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 3 p.m. Ladoes 2018
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  
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Front Country. $18, $19, $36, $38, $40, $72
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. Sergio's Blue Notes
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Deb & Mike
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. McMillan and Co.
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Thieves and Poets
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill  
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(267) 914-4517  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Soul Fanatics
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Witzend
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam  
Iron Plow Vineyards  
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus  
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 6 p.m. Frank Stagliano
Sat. 2 p.m. Joe Vadala
Sun. 2 p.m. Spoondrift   
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9 p.m. Audio Pilot
Sat. 9 p.m. Spellbound
All shows 21+  
Jake's Eatery  
869 Bustleton Pike Richboro, PA  
(215) 322-6787  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night" w/ Bob Tomlinson
Sat. 9 p.m. Bill Shannon
Tues. 5 p.m. Bill Shannon
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Night  
John & Peter's  
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa.  
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Lincoln Durham/Ghost Wolves
Fri. 9 p.m. "Pride" Burlesque Show
Sat. (3 p.m.) Pride Party (9:30 p.m.) Evangelina/JP & The Swiss Guard
Sun. (3 p.m.) Elle Spy (9:30 p.m.) Jamie & The Guarded Hearts
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic.  
Tues. 9 p.m. Native Harrow
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational  
All shows 21+ 
Jo-Jo's Tavern
2677 Nottingham Way
(609) 586-2678
Sat. 10 p.m. The Suspects
Killarney's Publick House  
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. 2 p.m."Paddy-O' Kickoff Beer BQ 2018" (5 p.m.) Some Assembly Required (Outside) (5 p.m.) Joe & Matt (Inside) (9 p.m.) DJ Byrd
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Sun. 4 p.m. "American Muscle Car Show" 
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200  
Sat. "Say Cheese! The Laurita Winery Cheesy Food Truck Fest...w/ Jeeps" feat. (11 a.m.) Tone Rangers (2 p.m.) The Suspects (6 p.m.) Ruckus 
Sun. "Say Cheese! The Laurita Winery Cheesy Food Truck Fest...w/ Jeeps" feat. (11 a.m.) Rhythm Wranglers (1:30 p.m.) Take Five (4:30 p.m.) Audio Pilot
Wed. 6 p.m. Girls Night Out "Wine & Cheese Class"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2300  
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Bonnie Boland
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Sun. 11 am "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dave Dales
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  
Fri. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
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. 10 p.m. Fish Out Of Water
Sat. 9 p.m. "A Tribute to Hard Rock & Heavy Metal" w/ Denim and Leather. "Pat Benetar Tribute" w/ Crimes Of Passion. "A Tribute to The Scorpions" w/ Scorpio. $5
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike  
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Kirchner Entertainment  
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road Windsor
(609) 448-1947
Sat. 6 p.m. "R & B Extravaganza" Hosted by Instant Funk. 
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600  
Fri. 9 p.m. Chalk & The Beige Americans, Gringo Motel, Little Vicious, Calla Bere & The Attitude. $10
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   
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Chris  
New Hope Winery  
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA  
(215) 794-2331 
Fri. 8 p.m. Adam Ezra Group. Doors at 7 p.m., $20
Sat. 8 p.m. A Tribute to The Rolling Stones w/ "Classic Stones. Doors at 7 p.m., $30
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. 8 p.m. Pinto/Ziegler
Sat. 9 p.m. Papa D'Lux and The Main Street Groove
Sun. 3 p.m. Monk, Kramer, Chiorello
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Sat. 9 p.m. (TBA)
Palace Of Asia
4591 Route 27 Kingston
(609) 497-9500
Wed. 7 p.m. True Acoustic
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. Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Jones
Fri. 8 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 8 p.m. Blues In Disguise
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
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.) Big Chill (9:30 p.m.) The Rockets (10 p.m.) DJ Eddie Tully
Sat. (4 p.m.) Sensational Soul Cruisers (9:30 p.m.) Don't Call Me Francis (10 p.m.) DJ Eric Vanderslice
Sun. 6 p.m. "Radio 104.5 Band Contest"
Wed. 8 p.m. Jay Black 
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008 
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 424-3766 
Thurs. 1 p.m. "Independent Record Pressing Plant Tour" (Free Admission)
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Gaines.All ages, $25
Sat. 8 p.m. Power Pop King Paul Collins Beat. All ages, Doors at 7:30 p.m., $12   
Rossi's Bar & Grill  
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 890-2004  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Domino Domino
Russo Music 
1989 Arena drive
(609) 888-0620
Sat. 10 a.m. "Spring Symphonic Sale" (Instrument sale)
Salt Creek Grille  
1 Rockingham Row Princeton  
(609) 419-4200  
Fri. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Jerry Topinka
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2  
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Tom Tallitsch
1867 Sanctuary  
101 Scotch Road Ewing  
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 8 p.m. Trio Casals (Chamber Music). $20
Sat. 8 p.m. Trio Fontes (Chamber Music). $20
Sun. 3 p.m. Hopewell Valley Youth and Pops Orchestra. $20
Wed. 8 p.m. Dominaka Zamara and Stanley Alexandrowicz. $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. Nami Lane
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Vince Sasso Band
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 Lieboff
Sat. 7 p.m. Jeff Corbett
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Righteous Jolly  
Wed. 7 p.m. Jazz w/ John Sheridan  
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310
Sun. 1 p.m. "Spring Sunday Music Series" feat. Darla & Rich
The Cool Cricket  
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro  
(609) 291-9110  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Sat. 9 p.m. ArHouse
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. Ray Coleman
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Fri. 9 p.m. Blue Reign
Sat. 9:30 p.m. The Fredz
Wed. 7 p.m. Cara and Righteous Trivia
The Four Crows Café
41 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 869-5252
Sat. (2 p.m.) Nancy Shill (5 p.m.) Gabe Parsons   
The HOB Tavern  
146 Second Street Bordentown  
(609) 291-7020  
Fri. 8 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. Polish Nannies
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Jon Gosselin
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 
Sun. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Ms Betty Cox
Mon. 9:30 p.m. "Lipstick Monday" Drag Show
Tues. 8 p.m. "Bearlesque"
The Record Collector  
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 324-0880  
Sat. 8 p.m. John Ford w/ Friends. All ages, Doors at 7:30 p.m., $15 (Advance) 
The Roost  
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge  
(609) 208-0050  
Sat. 9 p.m. Sideways Willy
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 
Fri. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke  
The Sycamore Grill  
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA  
(215) 908-6326  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jamie Stem
Fri. 8 p.m. Stem Live Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Monique and Bob Rotondo
Sun. 3 p.m. Jamie Stem
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 9 p.m. Sean McNally
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
wed. Open Mic. Hosted by Steve Z & Mike DQ
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 
Sun. 9 p.m. "SIN Industry Night"
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Benny P
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 (Pride Themed)  
Sat. 10 p.m. (TBA). $5 (cover charge)  
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage Night. (Sign ups at 6:30 p.m.)   
All shows 21+  
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton Location) 
138 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 924-7855 
Fri. 10 p.m. Colleen Ryan
Sat. 10 p.m. Rob Duncan
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. 12 p.m. Chester Fest
Yankee Doodle Tap Room
10 Palmer Square Princeton
(609) 921-7500
Thurs. 7 p.m. The Hub Kings
Yardley Country Club
1010 Reading Avenue Yardley, PA
(215) 493-4531
Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White & Friends

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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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