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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...5/30/19

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/30/2019

  "I was born the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas but grew up mostly in the Columbia, MD area but have recently settled a bit south of the Philly area," says blues/funk artist Vanessa Collier who is about to make The Levoy Theater in Millville, NJ her next stop this Saturday June 1. 

A singer, songwriter, saxophonist and more, Collier is near wrapping up the east coast leg of her current "Honey Up" tour but in order to get to this point one must understand the path which has taken her there. 

"I had played piano for a little bit and didn't really like the teacher so I thought that I didn't like piano," she explained with a slight laugh. "So after six months of playing piano I quit and then I saw somebody playing saxophone and really loved the sound of it and it was one of those quick moments where I was like; whoa what was that? So I begged my mom for six or eight months to let me play the sax and she finally caved one summer right before fourth grade and I haven't put it down since and it's been 18 or 19 years now. The blues side of this came in sixth grade because that's when jazz band started and we would open all of the rehearsals with 12 bar blues and  everyone would get a solo which definitely was the highlight of my day even though it was like 6:30 in the morning (laughs). So that's really where it started and then I branched off into jazz because that's where the saxophone is most present and my teacher was Chris Vadala who played with Chuck Mangione for 20 years who of course was a phenomenal jazz player. Then I went to college and found a whole bunch of styles; country, bluegrass, R & B, soul, funk; you name it and I was playing it. Then I started touring with Joe Louis Walker who is blues but does rock, gospel, funk and his own bit and he kind of brought my feet back into the blues."

Nominated for multiple Blues Music Awards both past and present this young artist whose performances have been called, "Fiery" and "Passionate" is on the road supporting her third album titled, "Honey Up," a true "Solo" release. 

"This is my third record and it's released on my own label. I was a little bit nervous about doing that because my second one was on an independent blues label but this third one has done much better and has done the best so far. Its spent nine weeks on the Billboard top blues album charts and numerous weeks on Sirius's top 15 and just the reception of it has been great. I keep having fans tell me that they are listening to it on road trips from beginning to end and then they'll restart it. They are telling me that it's great to have a record that they can listen to from beginning to end where every song is great. That's what I was going for which was a very light, very fun, engaging record with good lyrics and nine of the ten songs are my originals; the tenth is a fan favorite, a cover of Bonnie Raitt's"Love Me Like a Man." 

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The blues were born from misery and despair in the deltas and fields of the south; real gut wrenching outlets for the oppressed and enslaved. Over the years the music has morphed into various styles and done from different perspectives. Those early blues musicians had scars, lives full of strife and lyrics seemingly came naturally; so what does Collier write about given her lack of deep scar tissue?  

"A lot of stuff, some of it's social issues; like on my new record I've got a song called, "The Fault Line" which is kind of like, hey we are standing on this line where the earthquake happens where the earth tends to split and what I mean by that is that we seem to be going in a more polarized direction. So it's really difficult to have a conversation with someone if you don't agree with them and I think that is a really perilous place to be. I think that at the end of the day we should be able to listen to each other and find the middle ground and work from there despite our disagreements and despite what we each may think about what is right and wrong. So a lot of it is just my hopes for a better world, a better place to be, a nicer place to be and professing kindness; that's always my thing. As most musicians are, we're all kind of pacifists and we want the world to be a peaceful place.So that's some of it; some of it is about relationship stuff. My first record was very much because my heart was broken, young love, first love but it still breaks your heart; so my songwriting can come from kind of anywhere. Songs about being on a record label and what that's like, that's, "Honey Up," honestly that's that song and it was kind of like, yeah, this is not for me."

A not so long ago impromptu jam session on a blues cruise with the great Buddy Guy is counted among her highlights but who does she claim as influences? 

"There's so many, it'd probably be between Bonnie Raitt with her early delta stuff and kind of the mix of New Orleans blues that she threw in there; I think she's extraordinary. As a singer she's so evocative and gives me goose bumps every time and then her slide guitar playing to me is awesome; so it's her and Freddie King. He is a ball of energy, I understand why they call him "The Texas Cannonball;" monstrous voice, monstrous player and when I watch his live videos he's the one person I wish that I could've seen live. I haven't even thrown B.B. in there and he's one of my favorites too because he fits all the genres; blues and all of its offshoots too."

An 8 p.m. June 1 show at The Levoy Theater where she is the opening act is followed by a show in Maryland and then over to Pennsylvania for some festival circuit work before heading west. So what can we expect at the Levoy?

"I'm doing a duo set with a guitar player named Laura Chavez and she's phenomenal; throw any genre at her and she's quite comfortable. I like everything to be pretty high energy so it's going to be nice because it's going to be a little more intimate of a set and you'll actually get to hear the lyrics which sometimes get lost in a band setting. I'm very excited to share mostly originals, upbeat stuff and we're gonna dance and groove and have a good time. Often as an opener you've got to cut down your band a little bit and I'm super excited to hear the Dirty Dozen Brass Band!" 

Once the eastern U.S. is in the books; what does the future hold for this incredible artist?

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"The tour has been awesome so far! Last October we traveled to some new markets and we're about to start a tour on the west coast from the Seattle area on down to southern California and I'm very, very excited about that."

"We do about 150 shows a years so I'd like to be doing that or maybe 200 and I'd like to be writing a lot of music; that's kind of where my gift is. I'd like to write not only for myself but for other artists as well and hopefully touring Europe and have another two or maybe three more records out. I hope to continue to find my voice in writing and in playing I want to continue pushing the envelope to see what the instrument is capable of." 

To discover more about the great Vanessa Collier or purchase tickets to any of her shows, 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

Allentown Presbyterian Church  
20 High Street Allentown  
(609) 259-7289  
Sat. 6:30 p.m. "Jazz and the Gospel"          
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   
Bowman's Tavern     
1600 River Road New Hope, PA     
(215) 862-2972     
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Ash & Snow
Fri. (4 p.m.) Ottmar (8 p.m.) Bob Egan  
Sat. 7 p.m. David Dales Trio 
Sun. (12 p.m.) Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo   
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     
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics  
Broken Goblet Brewing   
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA   
(267) 812-5653   
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo 
Caffe Galleria   
23 North Union Street Lambertville   
(609) 397-2400   
Fri. 7 p.m. Pyrenesia
Candlelight Lounge     
24 Passaic Street Trenton     
(609) 695-9612     
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam  
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  
Fri. "AsthenosPhest" feat. (5:15 p.m.) Stampy Goblyn (5:50 p.m.) Groomers (6:25 p.m.) Caleb Ray Walker (7 p.m.) Hold Person (7:35 p.m.) Coach's Son (8:10 p.m.) Lost Boys Lottery (8:45 p.m.) She (9:20 p.m.) Cherry Blossoms (9:55 p.m.) Roebus One (10:30 p.m.) Quintintarantina (11:05 p.m.) Mega Now (11:40 p.m.) Ray Ray Beats (12:20 a.m.) King Don. All ages (until 11 p.m.) $15/$50
Sat. "AsthenosPhest" (Art Ally Jam) feat. (3:30 p.m.) Side Pocket Louie (4:05 p.m.) Deirdre French (4:40 p.m.) Terra Terra (5:15 p.m.) Condition Oakland (5:50 p.m.) Assemble (6:25 p.m.) Teef (7 p.m.) Bern and the Bastards (7:35 p.m.) Alien (8:10 p.m.) The Upfux (8:45 p.m.) Khalil Ali (9:20 p.m.) Molly Rhythm (9:55 p.m.) Black Collar Biz (10:30 p.m.) Dirty Soap. All ages, $15/$30
Sun. "AsthenosPhest" (Art Jam Overflow) feat. (4:40 p.m.) Experiment 34 (5:15 p.m.) The Raw Dogs (5:50 p.m.) Bathing In Chunks (6:25 p.m.) Team Rockaset (7 p.m.) Grizzy Ray (7:35 p.m.) Killa Kellz with Knomad Nation (8:10 p.m.) Drazmatik (8:45 p.m.) Ponz Olay (9:20 p.m.) Vivisect (9:55 p.m.) Worldsucks (10:30 p.m.) Barren Marys (11:05 p.m.) Pissed (11:40 p.m.) Destroylet (12:20 a.m.) B.U.E.B. All ages (until 11 p.m.) $15/$15
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   
Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
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  
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Kindred Spirit     
125 South Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 241-7103     
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Anker 
Cooper's Riverview 
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton 
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Thirsty Thursday" w/ DJ. Ages 21+ (Ladies free before 10 p.m. w/ college ID) 
Fri. (3 p.m.) Paradise Happy Hour (7 p.m.) No Way Out 
Dacey's Pub 
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA 
(215) 295-4838 
Fri. 7 p.m. Joe Robinson
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo 
Diamond's of Hamilton     
661 Route 33 Hamilton     
(609) 981-7900      
Fri. 5 p.m. "The Swing of Things" feat. Sofia Solimando  
Sat. 5 p.m. Joanna Noelle Caruso  
Wed. 6 p.m. Tony Malandro 
Dog & Bull Brew House     
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.     
(215) 788-2855      
Fri. 9 p.m. Vince Schneider
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Dave Dzubinski  (9 p.m) Gypsy Mother
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton 
Frans Pub   
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-5539   
Sat. 8 p.m. All Lit Up
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. Rich Scannella Group 
Sat. 9 p.m. Jim Delre Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala, Falcey & Marc Hoffman  
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1657  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jam With The Band
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Thought Logic
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   
Halo Pub   
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square   
(609) 586-1811   
Sat. 7 p.m. John & Carm
Hamilton Tap & Grill  
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton  
(609) 905-0925  
Fri. 9 p.m. Audio Pilot 
Tues. 8 p.m.Trivia Challenge  
Havana New Hope 
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.     
(215) 862-9897    
Thurs. 8 p.m. A Tribute to The Carpenters w/ "Closet Carpenters." Doors open at 6 p.m., $20  
Fri. (8 p.m.) AC/DC Tribute w/ "iC/DC. Doors open at 6 p.m., $20 (advance) (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party  
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) JJ Rupp Dance Band. $8 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 1 p.m. Midnight Sun Orchestra
Mon. (10 p.m.) "Lipstick Monday" Drag Show Hosted by  (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. Joshua Van Ness
Hopewell Theater      
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell     
(609) 466-1964    
Fri. 8 p.m. "Funny Stories" A Night of Tales feat. Gastor Almonte and Friends. $34.12
Sat. 8 p.m. "Connection Beyond "LIVE" The VIP Experience" w/ Medium Marisa Liza Pell. $67.54, $69.84, $73.04, $117.82, $121.02
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. Jerry Steele 
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat.  Catmoondaddy
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Chris from Rave On
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Alex Otey Jazz Trio
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"  
Iron Plow Vineyards     
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus     
(732) 306-9111     
Fri. 6 p.m. Joe Hoyer Duo 
Sat. 2 p.m. Ed Wilson & Carol Brooks
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob Daley & Dave Dedrick
Ivy Tavern     
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton     
(609) 888-1435     
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke     
Fri. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
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 Mayflys
Fri. 9 p.m. A Pixies Tribute w/ "Gigantic"
Sat. (3 p.m.) "Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Series Vol. 33" feat. Rick Barth, Brianna Vacca, Philip Swanson, Peter Fitzpatrick, Kevin DeFeo, I Am Curbie, Randie O'Neil, Mathew Colin. (9:30 p.m.)  
Sun. (3 p.m.) (8 p.m.) Pierce Edens w/ Matthew Fowler. (Suggested donation at door)
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic  
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational     
All shows 21+    
Killarney's Publick House     
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton    
(609) 586-1166    
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Girls Night Out" / Radio Fiction 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ BAY Nice 
Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Nite"  
Wed. 8 p.m. Drop the Beat Bingo  
Laurita Winery     
85 Archertown Road New Egypt     
(609) 752-0200   
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing
Sat. 1 p.m. Rick Winow
Sun. 1 p.m. Living The Dream
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"   
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA     
(215) 862-2300   
Thurs. 6 p.m. Adam Shaber 
Fri. 7 p.m. James Popik
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Colleen Ryan
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Alan Jazz Trio 
Mamma Rosa's     
572 Klockner Road Hamilton     
(609) 588-5454     
Sat. 6 p.m. Frank James Duo   
Marcellos Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza   
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 298-8360   
Sun. 10 a.m. "Blues Brunch" feat. The Mojo Gypsies w/ Steve Lansing
McGuinn's Place     
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence     
(609) 392-0599    
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. 9 p.m. 1st Annual Summer Event Festival "Sexy Summer Sizzler" feat. Love Jones & The Archangels, The Mojo Machine, Souls of Fate, Thee Minks, Sandy & Christy. Ages 21+, $10 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike   
Wed. 9 p.m. "Karaoke Time" w/ Kirchner Entertainment   
Millhill Basement     
300 S. Broad Street Trenton     
(609) 989-1600     
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Gusto Anniversary Party"
Fri. "AsthenosPhest" (7:45 p.m.) Al Simmons (8:20 p.m.) Gel (8:55 p.m.) Mithlond (9:30 p.m.) Abi Ooze (10:05 p.m.) Juerga (10:40 p.m.) KC Slater (11:15 p.m.) Vulture Peak (11:50 p.m.) Brackish (12:25 a.m.) Sick Shit (1 a.m.) DJ Itsjustahmad. All ages (until 11 p.m.), $10/$40
Sat. "AsthenosPhest" feat. (7:10 p.m.) Mr Mooch (7:45 p.m.) Over Everything (8:20 p.m.) Cornelius The Third (8:55 p.m.) The Twindows (8:30 p.m.) Wade Wilson (10:05 p.m.) Erin Margaret & The Punk Folk (10:40 p.m.) Raymond Strife (11:15 p.m.) Insignificant Others (11:50 p.m.) Alpha Rabbit (12:25 a.m.) Erotic Novels. All ages (until 11 p.m.), $10/$25
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   
Thurs. 8 p.m. The English Beat. Doors open at 7 p.m., $55
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint 
322 East State Street Trenton   
(609) 437-0898   
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "Jazz 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. Musicology
Sat. 9 p.m. Blind Lemmon Pie
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   
Fri. 9 p.m. Tour de Force 
Sat. 9 p.m. Audio Pilot Trio
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Sir Xerri
Wed. 7 p.m. "Comedy Night" feat. Dan Marquez, Geoff Colella, Nick Z, Mollie Sperduto. Doors open at 6 p.m., $40 (Includes $20 gift card usable that evening)
Old York Cellars  (Quakerbridge Tasting Room) 
3320 Brunswick Pike (US Rte 1) Lawrence 
(609) 799-2707 
Fri. 5 p.m. Robert Viola 
Sat. 4 p.m. Kyle Campbell
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"   
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 424-3766    
Sat. 8 p.m. Sux / The Accelerators. $10
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. Audio Pilot
Salt Creek Grille     
1 Rockingham Row Princeton     
(609) 419-4200     
Fri. 8 p.m. Carrie Jackson 
Sat. 8 p.m. Glenn Alexander 
Small World Coffee     
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-4377 x2    
Sat. 8 p.m. Mr Chris & Alley  
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. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Sat. 8 p.m. Francisco Roldan (Classical Guitar) $20  
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Nate Philips. $20  
Tara's Tavern    
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown     
(609) 286-2300     
Fri. 10 p.m. Billy Hector 
Sat. 10 p.m. X-IT 
Tavern On The Lake      
101 Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 426-9345     
Fri. 9 p.m. Jazmyn Adelle Band
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    
812 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 584-1700
Fri. 8 p.m. The "Blue-Eyed Balladeer" 
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts   
7 North Main Street Lambertville   
(215) 681-4660    
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Not Just Nyckleharpa Orchestra
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     
Check website for upcoming events     
The Dubliner   
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1816   
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Jerry Timlin
Sun. 2 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" Hosted by Patrick & Steve
The Five Four Bar & Grill   
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 547-5525   
Fri. 9 p.m. Fab Fly
Sat. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)
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     
Sat. 10 p.m. The River Dogs
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. The Successful Failures / Grace Quackenboss & Friends. All ages, Doors open at 7:30 pm., $12 (advance) 
The Roost     
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge     
(609) 208-0050     
Sat. 8 p.m. Living Proof
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       
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Four Lanes End 
Sun. 3 p.m. Dan Ward
The Union Firehouse  
18 Washington Street Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6491  
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ John Rodden (7 p.m.) "Local Thursday"  
Fri. (4 p.m.) Acoustic Happy Hour w/  (8:30 p.m.) "Beardfest 2019" Pre-party feat. Out of the Beardspace, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Nik Greely & The Operators, ROMPUS. Ages 21+, Doors open at 8 p.m., $15
Sat. 8:30 p.m. the Billy Walton Band. Ages 21+, doors open at 7 p.m., $10 (advance) 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Open Jam w/ Blue Light Digital Sound  
Third State Brewing    
352 High Street Burlington   
(609) 387-1620    
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ John Johnson 
Tir Na Nog     
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton     
(609) 392-2554   
Sat. 9 p.m. Billy Walsh
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Hosted by McDermott's Handy 
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 Coffee House and Records   
750 Cass Street Trenton   
(609) 379-0549    
Fri. "AsthenosPhest" (4 p.m.) "Art Mall" (w/ a live painter) / Movie Night. All ages, $45 (weekend pass) 
Sat.  "AsthenosPhest" (4:20 p.m.) "Know Your Rights" workshop (5:30 p.m.) Nagiyd Ewell (5:55 p.m.) Ilene Sullivan (6:10 p.m.) The Weathered Underground (6:50 p.m.) Yuck Mouf (7:30 p.m.) Dab Nebula (8:10 p.m.) Dirty Old Robot (8:50 p.m.) Hole In The Earth (9:40 p.m.) Data Wolf. All ages, $10/$30
Sun. "AsthenosPhest" (12 p.m.) Art interactive/Merch Mall (4:20 p.m.) Collette (4:55 p.m.) Skelly (5:30 p.m.) Pilot (6:10 p.m.) Origami Ghosts (6:50 p.m.) Erin Incoherent (7:30 p.m.) Matt W Charles (8:10 p.m.) Party Show. All ages, $10/$15
Trenton Social      
449 South Broad Street Trenton     
(609) 989-7777    
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" Hosted by Jay Kountree  
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton 
Triple Sun Spirits  
126 South State Street Newtown, PA  
(215) 944-3057  
Sat. 7 p.m. David Lindemann
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. We'll Be Fine. $5 (cover charge)  
Sat.10 p.m. Tigerman. $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. The Outcrops
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   
Working Dog Winery     
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown     
(609) 371-6000     
Sat. 1 p.m. Vic Della Pello
Yardley Country Club   
1010 Reading Avenue Yardley, PA   
(215) 493-4531   
Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White & Tom Reock 
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar   
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA   
(215) 493-3800   
Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Meade

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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

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