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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...5/31/18


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 06/01/2018

"It was definitely always a dream, it's a lot of people's dreams. I wish I had more of a memory of it because it's always interesting to see, I mean, it's happening now for sure. When you slow down and take time to write down things and save some of the memories, maybe take pictures or videos; it's good because it is the dream but it's becoming so much more personal, it's surreal that's what it is."

Those are the words of Greta Van Fleet drummer Danny Wagner as he elaborated on the band's explosion onto the national music scene, their new double EP, "From The Fires" and more prior to a recent show at Sayreville, NJ's Starland Ballroom

Formed in Frankenmuth, MI circa 2012, these young men have taken the music world by storm and have caught the attention of some of rock's elder statesmen such as Elton John and Joe Satriani as well as the eye of many a festival and tour promoter across the globe. Their hard rockin' sound has drawn comparisons to elite such as Led Zeppelin, something the band wears like a badge of honor. 

 "It's a compliment for starters," said a somewhat surprised Wagner. "I don't know how much it really affects us as a band and as artists but I think we definitely take it humbly and as a compliment. I look at it like it could be so much worse (laughs). They were probably at their time considered the best rock band of all time and it kind of paved the way for a lot of following artists; they're timeless and very well respected. We respect them very much very highly and they're a very respectable band." 

When asked about the aforementioned Satriani (who listens to "GVF" on the tour bus) and being praised by rock royalty like Sir Elton John; Wagner had this to say. "It's very humbling, these are the guys we grew up listening to; I've been listening to Elton John since I was a kid. Absolutely, classic rock, blues, funk, I listened to a lot of folk music growing up; so yeah it's very cool. It is really flattering because we've received similar attention in the past but it was mainly local attention. Just the fact that we're getting all of this contemporary attention and it's coming from all over the world, I think that's pretty cool. It's reaching areas that I never expected to reach as a musician."



 
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With the recent release of their double EP, Wagner says that the group is going through a, "Transitional phase" and that by re-releasing the four songs from their first EP and releasing four new ones, the overall product acts as a segue from their beginning to their soon to be released first full length disc. 

"Well, we released, "Black Smoke Rising" and we released it out of the blue; we had just recently signed with the record label, we didn't really have much to expect from it because it was just four songs, just a little EP. It was starting to do very well and then we realized that it wasn't a complete thought; there was more to us than that. So we were trying to develop a transition, a bridge and in doing so we discovered that if we added four more songs, a couple of covers in there, that we could start to pave the way into this new album which we are actually working on right now. We thought that, "From The Fires" would much more accurately finish where, "Black Smoke Rising" left off but it's still an open thought because it's not quite an album yet and we feel that an album is a complete thought."

The four members that comprise the group are Wagner, vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka and bassist Sam Kiszka and when it comes to the songwriting, Wagner says the load is shared which gives the band a nice versatility. 

"We're all multi-instrumentalists which is cool because that helps in the songwriting because the songs or at least the concepts can come from any four of us, four corners of songwriting potential which is great and that's how we keep material coming because we all bring it to the table. If you're familiar at all with The Beatles, it's kind of Beatle-esque really and that's the most fortunate way to do it because  then all ego aside, you can bring your personality in and identify who wrote, or different styles within the song but when it all comes together it's Greta Van Fleet. Josh ultimately writes all of the lyrics because he's the lead singer and the one singing the lyrics and he's a phenomenal writer and very quick too. He writes all of his lyrics in the studio which is kind of; I guess a little different. Usually you picture John Lennon in front of a tree with a feather ink pen in a garden writing down lyrics (laughs) but no, we use a marker in the studio last minute. we'll say to josh, "Hey we need another verse" and he's like, "OK hold on" and we get another verse. Our songs come from stories and ideas and it's very easy to write when you have the general idea." 

Currently on the European leg of this tour, this is their second lengthy venture on the road and Danny says that the band sees the subtle differences that success brings."Our first real full length tour was back at the end of September and we got back early to mid-November; that was our first time away from home. We just recently had a run in Europe and then we came back and now this will be our second real full run in the United States. The first tour went very well, it was still pretty early on so the types of shows were very scattered. We were still playing shows that were booked nine months prior so every once in a while we'd show up to a venue and the cap was at 175 people and then the next day would be a show that was booked more recently and it was a 3,000 cap. It was a bit different but this one we have high hopes for because we have a bit of hype going because we just recently played, "Coachella" and that's pretty significant and that got the ball rolling a little bit; so yeah, I think leading up to this tour it's looking good." 

One of those differences is the comfort level which Wagner says increases with each show as the foursome acclimates itself to life on the road and larger audiences."Actually I definitely experienced some nerves," he said with a laugh as he recalled the first show in front of thousands of fans."It's weird, each one of these shows is kind of like an actual milestone that you get to experience which is pretty awesome because everything is happening so quickly. Once we played a show for thousands of people it seemed easier to do it again. Meeting some of the people that we've met, all these different types of people help; once you've done it, it's easier to do it again in the future." 

So how do four young guys from Michigan who are all less than a handful of years removed from graduating high school arrive at a name like Greta Van Fleet?  "It comes from a woman, a town elder, a matriarch I guess if you will.  She is actually in her mid-eighties now, she's just a local woman. She was a name that was brought up at the time when the band had our first gig booked and we needed a name. It was just a name that had been heard earlier that week and we decided to take the second "N" out because linguistically it made more sense and that's all there was to it. We dropped an "N" and used it as a name and I think it stuck because we feel it has certain qualities; it's very ambiguous where it kind of leaves you not exactly sure of what you're about to hear so you come into it with an open mind. She is actually a musician herself and she came to the first show. People saw her name on the marquis and started calling her asking if she was performing so she decided to come check us out; she stayed for an entire set and gave her blessing which is very cool."



 
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Greta and the band come from what can truly be considered, "Small town America" Mid-western style; something which Wagner quickly attributes to the closeness and success of the group to date. "Yeah, the town has between four and five thousand people and there's not really much in the terms of a music scene but I do believe there are a lot of creative scenes which has to do with the way the landscape of the town is set up and its location. The overall makeup of the town allows for creation. The schools, the town, the people, the overall community and I think a lot of it comes from that; it inspires creativity. Growing up we spent a lot of time outdoors because we lived out in the country and there are a lot of key characteristic Michigan events that affected us, so yeah, there was plenty of creative outlets."

When asked about expectations at a GVF show, Wagner says it's a work in progress but that they continue to improve the product with every performance."We've spent a lot of time in the studio and I think that's helped us quite a bit but now we are advancing, becoming more of a live band and putting on a different type of show.. I mean, we have a lighting crew now and we're upping our tour game. I think for a lot of upcoming shows the audience can expect an experience to develop and a whole lot of noise (laughs)." 

To learn more about Greta Van Fleet, please go to www.gretavanfleet.com

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  
Check web site for upcoming events
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. Neil Podgurski 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. (TBA)
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room  
19 E. Union Street Burlington  
(609) 733-356  
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ K-Fry
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Fri. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney's "First Friday Pajama Party" 
Sat. 2 p.m. "3rd Annual 80's Party" w/ Mike Estabrook, BMX BANDits
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Brian Bortnick
Brothers Pizza
871 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 586-2707
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. "Music On The Patio" feat. (TBA)
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. (TBA)
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Caffe Galleria
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2400
Fri. 7 p.m. (TBA)
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)
Championship Bar
931 Chambers street Trenton
(609) 396-5457
Sat. 6 p.m. Cro Mags, Brick By Brick, Dread, Gloves Off, Cancer Priest, Defendant. All ages, $15/20. 
Tues. 8 p.m. "Every Tuesday 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  
COARadio.com  
125 South Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 241-7103  
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Mike Fields
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night" and Dance Party w/ Frankie "O"
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. Rachel Saybolt
Fri. 9 p.m. New Pony
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. David Dzubinski Group (9 p.m) Gypsy Mother
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton (4 p.m.) John Hesbol
Frans Pub
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-5539
Fri. 8 p.m. Asylum Choir
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978  
Fri. 8 p.m. Karly C and Mike Matisa
Sat. 8 p.m. Jim Delre Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Joe Vadala  
Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Jazz Franchise" feat. Bill Bang, Gary Schaeffer, Mike Hogan
Grounds For Sculpture (Rats Restaurant)
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
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri. (5 p.m./7:30 p.m.) Newtown School of Rock (9:30 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (1 p.m./3:30 p.m.) Newtown School of Rock (8:30 p.m.) Cherry Crush (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 1 p.m. Midnight Sun Orchestra
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 
Please check web site for upcoming events 
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. Chris Singh
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Christine Havrilla
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (No music, winery closed for private event)
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Four +1  
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill  
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(267) 914-4517  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher  
Fri. 6 p.m. Dougherty Brothers
Sat. 9 p.m. Faranheit
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam  
Iron Plow Vineyards  
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus  
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 6 p.m. Dan The Medicine Man
Sat. 2 p.m. B- Street
Sun. 1 p.m. Jerry Steele   
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9 p.m. Ernie White Band
Sat. 9 p.m. Smoked Ice
All shows 21+  
Jake's Eatery  
869 Bustleton Pike Richboro, PA  
(215) 322-6787  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ladies Night" 
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri & Jerry Monk
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
Fri. 9 p.m. Billy Hector Band
Sat. (3 p.m.) (TBA) (9:30 p.m.) Keith Kenny
Sun. (3 p.m.) Jason Trazaska & Pete Hill (9:30 p.m.) Jonah Lloyd & Friends
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic.  
Tues. 9 p.m. Jason Agar
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational  
All shows 21+ 
Killarney's Publick House  
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. 9 p.m. DJ Byrd
Sat. (2 p.m.) "Paddy-O Kickoff Beer-B-Q" feat. (5 p.m.) Some Assembly Required(9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Lambertville Elks Lodge # 1070
66 Wilson Street Lambertville
(609) 397-4210
Sat. 7 p.m. First Saturday Open Mic Hosted by Tyson Sleet & Audrey Griesel Byrnes. (Sign ups at 6:30 p.m.) 
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200  
Thurs. 6 p.m. The Bergers
Fri. 7 p.m. "Country Line Dancing"
Sat. 1 p.m. The Half Brothers
Sun. 1 p.m. Gary Straga
Wed. 6 p.m. "Summer Grill Night"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2300  
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Brian Filone
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Ed Wall
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  
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. "Frisky Friday DJ Dance Party" w/ DJ OG33Z
Sat. 9:30 p.m. All Lit Up / #9
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
Please check web site for upcoming events
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Alpha Rabbit, Ragged Lines, HAGS (Have A Good Season), Ditz. $8
Fri. 9 p.m. "F### Cancer" A Fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation. Feat. The Cryptkeeper Five, Collider, Over Everything, (TBA). Ages 18+ 
Sat. 9 p.m. The Return of The Despised, Tight Lip, Coward, Rubbish, Shut Up! Ages 21+, $5
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 
Check web site for upcoming events
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. B Street w/ Mario DiBartolo
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
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
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.) Stems & Seeds (9:30 p.m.) Split Decision (10 p.m.) DJ Eddie Tully
Sat. (9:30 p.m.) Jamison (10 p.m.) DJ Capps
Sun. 5:30 p.m. A Tribute to Neil Diamond w/ "Real Diamond"
Wed. 8 p.m. Jimmy Shubert  
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008  
Fri. 9 p.m. Roundabout
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 424-3766 
Sat. (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.) From the 1966-68 TV show "Batman," The Batmobile and the Batcycle. (7:30 p.m./10 p.m.) Midge Ure of Ultravox. All ages, $50
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. (TBA)
Sat. 8 p.m. (TBA)
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2  
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Black Cat Habitat
1867 Sanctuary  
101 Scotch Road Ewing  
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 8 p.m. "Lyra Ensemble" (Flute concert). $20
Sat. 3 p.m. Harlem Opera Theater Benefit Performance. $30
Sun. 3 p.m. Sharim v'Sharot "Chai - To Life." $20
Wed. 8 p.m. Alex Otey Trio
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. Billy Hector
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Round Trip
Sat. 9 p.m. Speed Limit
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. Steve Guyger
Sat. 7 p.m. Christopher Dean
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
Fri. 5 p.m. "Sips and Sounds Summer Music" feat. Jerry Steele
The Cool Cricket  
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro  
(609) 291-9110  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Sat. 9 p.m. The Cool Cricket
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. 8 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Billy O'Neal
Sun. 2 p.m. Jam w/ Seamus Kelleher
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Sat. 9:30 p.m. LA Six
Wed. 7 p.m. Cara and Righteous
The Four Crows Café
41 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 869-5252
Sat. 6 p.m. Sean Ladden   
The HOB Tavern  
146 Second Street Bordentown  
(609) 291-7020  
Fri. 8 p.m. Sir Xerri
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. Paper Shakers
Sat. 10 p.m. Blame It On Richie
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
Tues. 8 p.m. "Bearlesque"
The Record Collector  
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 324-0880  
Please check web site for upcoming events
The Roost  
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge  
(609) 208-0050  
Sat. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
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. Bob Rotondo
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Rotondo Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Scoville Blues
Sun. 3 p.m. Unplugged Acoustic Duo
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Kristin
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington
(609) 387-1620
Sat. 2 p.m. "3rd Anniversary Celebration" feat. (3 p.m.) Radio fiction (7 p.m.) The Escape Plan
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. Rick Winow
Sat. 9 p.m. Billy Walsh
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" w/ 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 Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-7777 
Fri. 7 p.m."First Friday" feat. "Journey of a Storyteller" w/ Alia Bensliman
Sat. 6 p.m. "The Love Movement Vol. 3: Dirty Sexy Summer" w/ Chef Post Leake
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
Fri. 10 p.m. Billy Joel Tribute w/ "We May Be Right." $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Chris Rattie & The New Rebels. $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. (TBA)
Sat. 10 p.m. (TBA)
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. 1 p.m. Chris from Rave On 
Yankee Doodle Tap Room
10 Palmer Square Princeton
(609) 921-7500
Check web site for upcoming events


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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Count Basie Center Gospel Choir ft. Chapman Roberts

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 7:00pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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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
category: music

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John Pizzarelli

Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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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.


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