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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...6/20/19

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 06/20/2019

Collective Soul has recorded, released and performed music for more than 25 years and even though there have been deviations from the original line up they have persevered, adapted and continue to move forward as this current "Now's The Time Tour 2019" supporting their recent release, "Blood" can attest. 

Bassist Will Turpin has been with the band from their days in Stockbridge, Georgia to the juggernaut they've become an prior to a recent show in Morristown, NJ he elaborated on his time with the band, the new record, the tour and what an established band does differently in today's technology driven atmosphere versus two decades ago. 

"It really doesn't feel like it in a lot of ways, I don't feel like I just had another birthday but rock 'n' roll; the years don't seem like it. I mean it can be a grind on the road but it does and doesn't feel like it has been 25 years," he stated with curious overtones as if he couldn't believe it himself. "Part of me still feels like that 27 year old kid in a rock band; it's a big deal but I don't really know how to wrap my head around it and talk about it. I'm just real excited and I'm trying to do what I've always done; it's not like thinking short term because we're always thinking about the next record coming out and we're going overseas in the next year, so I'm always thinking like a year ahead. I don't want to categorize what 25 years means because I don't know, I really can't wrap my head around it; I just want to do more, more rock 'n' roll and more shows for years to come."

"Blood" is the band's tenth release and has been in the works for several years. Turpin says that the group was focused; aided by a two week stay in The Garden State during which time they recorded most of the tracks which comprise the album plus a host of others. 

"There's a song on the record called "Right as Rain" that's also on our 2017 live record that we released around Christmas in December; so in the summer of 2017 we were already working on some of these songs. Then around March of 2018 we went to a friend's studio called The Barber Shop which was in an old church in Lake Hopatcong New Jersey and it was a beautiful spot which was referred to us by our guitar tech who records there. The idea was that we'd be able to isolate ourselves, so we had a really cool house on the lake maybe two miles from the studio; so it was just us focusing on the music. That was probably about 10 or 12 days in a row in the studio and that's when we recorded the meat and potatoes of the record and getting in there every day and focusing on the energy and the right vibe for each song. We were always about focusing on the song and what was right for each song and for the most part it was there. We all have studios in our homes but of course we did some touch up stuff at Ed's studio and it was mixed at one of our favorite studios in Atlanta where we've been recording since the beginning. We recorded twenty something tunes; how long did it take us to do it? We do so much stuff; those 11 songs that we did in New Jersey were kind of condensed but we have another 10 in the can. The idea is to kind of have "Blood Part One" and maybe a part two with a different name but we're not really sure how to market the second half of what we did. We had talked about the concept of a double LP and then we didn't know how to market that either in today's world (laughs) so we decided to focus on the first half, getting it done and then re-market the other 10 tunes; maybe a part two or something like that, we really don't know."

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"Today's World" can make or break bands both old and/or new if they can't navigate the sometimes rough waters of social media, the internet and digital downloads but Turpin says that Collective Soul has evolved with the times, used technology to their advantage and has maintained a closeness with their fan base that continues to benefit them in many ways.

"Collective Soul has certainly seen the cross section of the evolution of what we knew as the old record industry and kind of where we are today; kind of like the wild, Wild West with the cream filtering to the top.Through our first three records we were still signed to a traditional huge record label and then around 2000 or 2001 we saw that whole bottle get destroyed and we were one of the first bands to go it on our own. We released "Youth" on our own record label and hired some guys who are still our dear friends who ran the promotion for the record and are doing so for this one; it's just different. We're going to sell about 30,000 CDs where we used to sell half a million on an average day but you have to watch the streaming numbers, watch satellite radio; there's still outlets and trigger signs to look for to chart the success of a song. How do we survive? The big advantage for bands that have a fan base is the direct marketing that we can do. We can let our fans all across the country know what we are doing or the direct marketing involved through Facebook or e-mail; we can let people know when we are coming to their town and the true fans want that so we try not to bug people but the direct marketing in today's world is easy and just genius for bands that have a real fan base. The pros and cons are there and I can talk about it for hours but we did see the evolution of the record industry 100 percent get flipped over and roundabout, flattened and reshaped (laughs)."

Veterans of the road and the business, Turpin explains the difference between now and then when they step on stage. Whereas the focus years ago was on getting it technically right, today's Collective Soul has a different outlook.

"I don't know how to describe it but we are confident and we really feel like we know what to focus on live; it's not a technical thing, it's something that we're trying to grab that includes vibe and energy. I tell everybody that we are purveyors of emotion, what we're trying to do really is let these frequencies hit your ears and then make you feel a certain way or think of a certain time or memory and then that energy transfer comes right back to the stage and it's kind of a circle that feeds itself. We've gotten to where we focus on things like that, when we were younger it was more about this note at this time or hit this fret at this time or watch the count off here and it was all technical but we think above that now. I think you know what I'm talking about, we've gotten over that now and have evolved to another level and obviously we still take pride in how technical or sharp we are but that's not what 90 percent of the fans give a shit about (laughs). Music nerds like me may watch or listen for chords and technical things but most fans want to just hear the music." 

To discover more about Collective Soul, The "Now's The Time Tour 2019" or "Blood" 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

Arts Council of Princeton     
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-8777    
Thurs. 10 a.m. Farm Market  and "Summer Courtyard Concert Series"
Fri. 8 p.m. "Dance, Princeton, Dance: Pride Party." $5 (Suggested donation)
Sat. (2:30 p.m.) "Waves and Ripples: Live Painting and Music" feat. Christina Gullans. (7 p.m.) Cafe Improv feat. Sheli Monacchio. $2      
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. Neil Podgurski Trio
Fri. (4 p.m.) Ottmar (8 p.m.) Bob Egan  
Sat. 7 p.m. Blue Chips Trio
Sun. 6 p.m. Lorenzo   
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott 
Tues. 6 p.m. Ryan Shubert
Wed. 6 p.m. Chris Lelli
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room     
19 E. Union Street Burlington     
(609) 733-3562    
Sat. 10 p.m. Screamin' Rockets
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics  
Broken Goblet Brewing   
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA   
(267) 812-5653   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo 
Brother's Pizza
871 Highway 33 Hamilton
(609) 586-2727
Wed. 6 p.m. Ess Gees Duo
Caffe Galleria   
23 North Union Street Lambertville   
(609) 397-2400   
Fri. 7 p.m. Late Night Kennel Club
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)    
Cedar Gardens  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 931-9464  
Sat. 6 p.m. Masterpiece Party Band
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      
Clubhouse at Mountain View  
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing  
(609) 771-0400  
Wed. 5:30 p.m. JAH People     
125 South Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 241-7103     
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. "The Sirens of Asbury Park" feat. Jo Wymer, Sheli Monacchio, Samantha Spano, (TBA).
Continental Tavern   
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA   
(215) 493-9191    
Fri. 9 p.m. Jeff Sutton Band
Sat. 9 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Cooper's Riverview 
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton 
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Thirsty Thursday" w/ DJ Jimmy Giambrone. Ages 21+ (Ladies free before 10 p.m. w/ college ID) 
Fri. (3 p.m.) Paradise Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Witzend
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch"
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     
Fri. 5 p.m. Bob Orlowski
Sat. 6:30 p.m. "Voices of Legends" Dinner Show feat. Tony Malandro / Johnny T. $50 
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. Mike Leggerie (9 p.m) Mama's Juice Box
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton  
Tues. 7 p.m. 90's Trivia 
Fedora Bistro Cafe   
2633 Main Street Lawrenceville   
(609) 895-0844   
 Wed. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk
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
Tues. 8 p.m. Comedy Open Mic Hosted by Jonny Smallwood. (FREE admission)/Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville
(609) 426-9203
Fri. 9:30 p.m. "Friendly's After Dark"
German American Society   
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton   
(609) 585-5200   
Fri. 7 p.m. "Fire Pit Friday" feat. The Williamsboy
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1657  
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Go Green with the Queen's" Martini's Drag Show
Fri. 9 p.m. Essie
Sat. 9 p.m. Re-covered
Sun. 1 p.m. Brian Filone
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. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker   
Halo Pub   
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square   
(609) 586-1811   
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave SanSoucie Duo
Halo Pub (Fete)    
9 Hullfish Street Princeton   
(609) 921-1710   
Sat. 6 p.m. Jim Matlack & Jerry Monk
Hamilton Tap & Grill  
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton  
(609) 905-0925  
Fri. 9 p.m. Dick Gratton & Kim Rogers
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 & Friends
Fri. (8 p.m.) Steely Dan Tribute w/ "Countdown To Ecstasy." Doors open at 6 p.m., $35 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party  
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) The Buzzer Band. $8 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 4 p.m. Southern Rock Tribute w/ "High Noon." 
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. Jim Arkus, Paul Kurrey
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. Ted & Lena Klett
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Acoustic DuOver
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Just Us
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. David Adolf
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  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment  
Iron Plow Vineyards     
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus     
(732) 306-9111     
Fri. 6 p.m. The Grouser Girls
Sat. 2 p.m. Ed Wilson & Carol Brooks
Sun. 2 p.m. Jerry Steele
Ivy Tavern     
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton     
(609) 888-1435     
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke     
Fri. 9 p.m. Uneverno
Sat. 9 p.m. South Side Wanderers
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. Dan Beaver Band
Fri. 9 p.m. Alright Junior
Sat. (3 p.m.) October Sky (9:30 p.m.) Cowbell Superstar
Sun. (3 p.m.) The Real Fugitives (9:30 p.m.) James Booth
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. 4 p.m. Jimmy and The Parrots
Fri. (6 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (10 p.m.) Unleashed
Sat. (4 p.m.) "Blue Point Clam Bake" (10 p.m.) Pez Heads
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. Anker
Sun. 1 p.m. Tymes 2
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"   
Lawrenceville Main Street
17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville
(609) 219-9300
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music In The Park" (Weeden Park FREE admission)
Legends Tap and Pizza  
318 High Street Burlington  
(609) 486=3001  
Fri. 7 p.m. Gypsy Mother 
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA     
(215) 862-2300   
Thurs. 6 p.m. Smokey & The Biscuits
Fri. 7 p.m. James Popik
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Bonnie Boland
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dena Underwood
Mamma Rosa's     
572 Klockner Road Hamilton     
(609) 588-5454     
Sat. 6 p.m. Deuces Wild
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
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    
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. The Infection, Old Man Savage, Crown of Earth, Ritualizer. 
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 p.m. "Happy Hour" feat. The Polish Nannies
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds   
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor   
(609) 448-1947   
Sat. 6 p.m. "Pop Night" feat. Kazual & Krigare
Sun. 2 p.m. "Naturally Mercer County" Festival @ South Riverwalk Park
Millhill Basement     
300 S. Broad Street Trenton     
(609) 989-1600     
Fri. 9 p.m. Ditz, No Thank You, Coach's Son, Top Bloke. $5
Sat. 7 p.m. Blanks 77, Mike Blanx & The SDAB's, The Parasitix, Despised NJ, Anticitizen. Ages 21+
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. Martin Barre. Doors open at 7 p.m., $39
Fri. 8 p.m. Joe Purdy. Doors open at 7 p.m., $25
Sat. 8 p.m. The Music of Billy Joel w/ "New York State Of Mind." Doors open at 7 p.m., $25 
Wed. 6 p.m. "Taste of New Hope." $35
New Jersey WeedMan's Joint 
322 East State Street Trenton   
(609) 437-0898   
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. X-it
Sat. 9 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd. 
Ages 21+     
Old Town Pub     
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 291-9232    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia   
Sat. 9 p.m. Deuces Wild
Old York Cellars  (Quakerbridge Tasting Room) 
3320 Brunswick Pike (US Rte 1) Lawrence 
(609) 799-2707 
Fri. 5 p.m. Matt Robinson
Sat. 4 p.m. Milan Lazistan

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. Kindred Spirit
Plumsted Grill  
457 Route 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 758-5552  
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle &Ernie White
Princeton Public Library  
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Raconteur Radio Presents: "An Evening with Gertrude Stein" 
Sun. 1 p.m. Xue Di: Across Borders Poetry Reading
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 424-3766    
Sat. 8 p.m. Steve Forbert. (SOLD OUT check for availability) 
River Cat Cafe`    
142 South Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1008   
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Jazz"  
Salt Creek Grille     
1 Rockingham Row Princeton     
(609) 419-4200     
Fri. 8 p.m. Lynn Randal
Sat. 8 p.m. LeDee Steeter 
Small World Coffee     
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-4377 x2   
Sat. 8 p.m. Dan Kassel
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. Magnolia Street String Band. $20
Sat. (2 p.m.) Peggy Brown. $20  (8 p.m.) "An Evening with John SaFranko" feat. Yvonne. $20 
Sun. (2 p.m.) "Sephardic Treasures" or "Tesoros Sefardies" w/ Dora Schnur, Janet Nagourney and Ana Maria Ruimonete. $20 (7:30 p.m.) "A Night of Americana" w/ Pete Mancini, Cassandra House and Christine Sweeney. $20
Tara's Tavern    
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown     
(609) 286-2300     
Fri. 10 p.m. El Ka Bong
Sat. 10 p.m. Ned Ryerson & The Groundhogs
Tavern On The Lake      
101 Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 426-9345     
Fri. 9 p.m. Black Zeppelin
Sat. 9 p.m. Slap Happy
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  
Fri. 5 p.m. "Sips and Sounds" feat. Laundrymen
Sun. 2 p.m. "Winery Sunday Music Series" feat. Larry Tritel
812 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 584-1700
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. Asylum Choir
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 p.m. Killen & Clark
Sat. 7 p.m. Ray Coleman
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" Hosted by Dave Miller
The Five Four Bar & Grill   
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 547-5525   
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Timmy Burns
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Well Strung
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     
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     
Sat. 9 p.m. Scattershot
Sun. 3 p.m. "Sunday Funday" 
The Pour House
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Sun. 1 p.m. Ed Wall & JB Kline
The Record Collector     
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 324-0880     
Sat. 8 p.m. The Cryers.  All ages, Doors open at 7:30 pm., $15 (advance) 
The Roost     
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge     
(609) 208-0050   
Thurs. 7 p.m. "A Night of Scotch & Cigars." $100 (advance includes dinner, wine, beer, spirits, cigars)
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. Small Potatoes Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke     
The Sycamore Grill     
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA     
(215) 908-6326     
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jonathn Ashe
Fri. 8 p.m. Plush Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. The Dadz
Sun. 3 p.m. Ryan Gavghan
The Union Firehouse  
18 Washington Street Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6491  
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Al Snyder (7 p.m.) "Local Thursday"  
Fri. 4 p.m. Acoustic Happy Hour w/ Sean Breslin 
Sun. 4 p.m. 80's Undercover
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Open Jam w/ Blue Light Digital Sound  
Third State Brewing    
352 High Street Burlington   
(609) 387-1620   
Sun. 2 p.m. "Original Sin Day" Open Mic feat. all original music 
Tir Na Nog     
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton     
(609) 392-2554    
Sat. 9 p.m. Diarmuid MacSuibhne, Kevin McCloskey, Eoin Moynihan
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. 6 p.m. Carmel Liburdi, Erin Incoherent, Bern the Bastard, Nikki Nailbomb, Lori Lynx. $8
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
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. The Defending Champions. $5 (cover charge)  
Sat.10 p.m. The Naked Suns. $5 (cover charge)    
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage 
Wed. 7 p.m. 
All shows 21+   
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 Roselle
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar   
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA   
(215) 493-3800   
Sat. 8 p.m. Karly & Mike

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Lakehouse: The Big Gig

Saturday, June 22, 2024 @ 9:00am
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Blackmore's Night

Saturday, June 22, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Sherman Theater
524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
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Alexis P Suter Band

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Count Basie Center for the Arts presents RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles featuring Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour tracks

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Count Basie Center for the Arts presents RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 7:30pm. This is an electrifying concert experience celebrating the timeless music of the legendary fab four. With note-for-note precision, this mind-blowing performance transports you back to the iconic eras of Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour, along with all your favorite hits.

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