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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...5/25/17

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/25/2017


  1. "The emission of light from a substance caused by rubbing, scratching, or similar frictional contact."

"It's a great word; right?," said guitar luminary Andy Summers as he explained the title of his most recent release. "It caught your attention; didn't it? "Triboluminescence" is a scientific word for making light out of dark. I felt that it would be a good title for the record, I'm fascinated by it."

Summers, like many other musicians, began his musical journey behind a piano and as a young teen picked up the guitar; performing professionally since the mid 1960's. "I've been a musician since I was six really, music is my life," he stated with conviction as he recounted the early days of his craft. "Music consumes my very being. Everything I do, I draw and have drawn from my own head. I know what I like and don't like. I enjoy pushing the edge both myself and listening to that sort of music which does the same. I was always into jazz and not much of a rocker really until only a bit before the Police. I've always been a composer and as a composer I love to find and create fresh non-generic music."

"Create," just may be an understatement, as "Triboluminescence" is Summer's fourteenth release. This one is available digitally with an expected limited edition release on vinyl (Cargo Records) in the near future. "I just purchased a new "Techniques" player and I'm anxious to hear this work on vinyl," he said with enthusiasm. Currently, the album is available for download on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon as there are no plans to hit the road in order to support it as in days gone by. "There will not be a tour involved with this record, it's all done online at the moment. They're still making CDs but I feel that the industry is in a sad state. My heart goes out to young musicians, there are so many blatantly talented young musicians out there who will never be heard. You can be a talented 20 year old but you won't sell a million records with the way it's designed. I have sympathy for today's musicians, it's not as romantic now as it once was."

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Summers seems indifferent to much of his past. He has toured and/or recorded with Joan Armatrading, David Essex, Neil Sedaka, Kevin Coyne and a multitude of others. He has won Grammy Awards and scored countless hits as a member of The Police and although a resident of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame, seems unfazed by it all. "It's all nice but I don't dwell on it," he said with a twinge of ho-hum in his voice. "I take it in stride."

When asked about his past and more specifically, The police and whether or not it has been a help or hindrance in his solo efforts, he seemed to once again show indifference; choosing instead to discuss the future. "No, neither really. There is the curse of the early works but I have a pull calling me forward, I love making music. I don't dwell on the past and The Police seem like a distant memory now really. We were a worldwide phenomenon and at times that can be very tough to get by but I look ahead and try not to look back much."

So be it through solo,  collaborative or the pursuit of scientific methods, Andy Summers is moving forward and making music on his terms. Adapting well to the new way of doing things within the industry and staying true to his ways, he still remains a viable force to reckon with; one quite capable of creating, "Triboluminescence."

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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. 6 p.m. Deadships, (TBA). All ages, $10/$12
Sat. 5 p.m. Wisdom In Chains, Death Before Dishonor, Departed, Steel Toe Solution, McGuire's Mob, Eaten Alive, Aayu. All ages, $15
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. 6:30 p.m. David Dales Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bog Egan
Sat. 8 p.m. Hazelrigg Brothers
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch With Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo 
Caffe Galleria
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2400
Fri. 7 p.m. Back Door Band
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton
(609) 695-9612
 Sat. 3 p.m. Carl Bartlett Quartet. $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)
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" 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
Wed. 8 p.m. "The Health & Wellness Hour w/ Maryann Castello and Danny Coleman" feat. Mario DiBartolo
Dadz Bar & Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609) 267-4344
Thurs. 10 p.m. "Pong Tournament"
Fri. 10 p.m. 80's Undercover
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Byrd
Sun. 4 p.m. The Forest View Movement
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. Lynsay Salera
Fri. (4 p.m.) "Happy Hour" feat. Keli Vale & Nick Bucci Jazz (9 p.m.) Jeff Zambino
Sat. (11 a.m.)"Saturday Brunch Jam" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Harry Walther Band 
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (4 p.m.) Pop Fiction
Wed. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot
Fran's Pub
116 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
Fri. 8 p.m. Joe Borthwic Quinn Waters & Kitty City
Sat. 9 p.m. Manifested
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
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way/2250 Route 33 Hamilton Square
(609) 586-1811
Sat. 7 p.m. "Acoustic Blues" w/ Paul Plumeri & Joe Zook 
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. 
(215) 862-9897
Sat. 8 p.m. The Loop
Sun. 6 p.m. JB Kline
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. Mark Macmanus
Fri. 6 p.m. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
Sat. 6 p.m. Just Us
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Alix Paul w/ Jeffrey Fadden
Howe Commons
65 South Main Street Pennington
Mon. 5 p.m. The Jack Furlong Orchestra
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
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic. Night Hosted by John Bastiani
Fri. 6 p.m. Victor Tarassov
Sat. 1 p.m. Kia Hamm
Sun. 2 p.m. Jerry Steele
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
(609) 888-1435
Fri. 9 p.m. Polish Nannies
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
All shows 21+
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Bansai Bills
Fri. 9 p.m. Navvy Stil
Sat. (3 p.m.) King Of Nowhere (9:30 p.m.) Dana Gaynor Band
Sun. (3 p.m.) Miss Pumpkin's Drag Show (9:30 p.m.) Old Lady
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic. w/ Tim
Tues. 9 p.m. Something Is Happening
Wed. 9:30 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 5 p.m. Dave Murray
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road New Egypt
(609) 752-0200
Fri. 7 p.m. "Laurita Country Night" w/ Nash East 
Sat. 1 p.m. Brandon Broderick
Sun. 1 p.m. Rick Winow 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Girls Night Out" Pound and Pour on the Lawn
Legends Pizza
318 High Street Burlington City
(609) 386-3001
Sat. 7 p.m. Kim Yarson & Joey / Jim Gaven
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" feat. Fish Out of Water / DJ Favs. Ages 21+
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike
Millhill Basement
300 S. Broad Street Trenton(609) 989-1600
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
Check web site for upcoming events

Nook's PourHouse
2043 Route 130 South Florence
(609) 447-0927
Sun. 3 p.m. "Jeep Meet" 
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. Kool & The Gang's Michael Ray
Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
(609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. The Suspects
Sat. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 424-3766
Sat. 8:15 p.m. "Riot On The Dance Floor" Movie showing. Ages 17+, doors at 8 p.m., $10 (includes drink/chips) 
RHO Waterfront
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 10 p.m. "College Night" feat. DJ entertainment. Ages 21+, $5 (with college ID $15 (without college ID)
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 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Chris Harford and the Band of Changes
2673 Main Street Lawrenceville
(609) 414-3320
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Anker
1867 Sanctuary 
101 Scotch Road Ewing
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 7 p.m. "Fourth Friday Open Mic'
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown
(609) 286-2300
Fri. 10 p.m. Ned Ryerson & the Groundhogs
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main Street Hightstown
(609) 426-9345
Fri. (7:30 p.m.) EJ Strickland "Transient Beings" / Lil Asmar (Upstairs room). $25  (9 p.m.) Pretty Baby
Sat. 9 p.m. Smoke and Mirrors
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
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. ArHouse
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 8 p.m. Seamus Kelleher
Sat. 8 p.m. the Willie Lynch Band
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. Deb & Mike
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Jon Gosselin
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Copacetic 
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 Nottingham Tavern
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 890-9819
Fri. 9 p.m. Guenther/Toft/Crossey/Carthan/Toft
The Pines Tavern
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA
(215) 788-1659
 Sat. 9 p.m. Dave Boyd
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
Tues. 8 p.m. Burlesque
Wed. 6 p.m. Dena Underwood
The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 324-0880
Fri. 8 p.m. Check web site for upcoming events
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050 
Fri. 9 p.m. Out Of The Red
The Sticky Wicket 
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Fri. 9 p.m. Infinite Bandwidth
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
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
Fri. 9 p.m. Some Assembly Required
Sat. 9 p.m. Righteous Jolly
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. Nick Greely & the Operators. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Chestnut Grove. $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. Hey Bulldog 
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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