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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...6/23/16

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 06/23/2016
Randy Bachman is a songwriter who has penned some of the most well known hits since the '60s, yet he tends to soar under the mainstream radar. One of the founders of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive, Bachman has written classics such as "Taking Care of Business," "Let It Ride,"American Woman," "These Eyes" and many more and has influenced generations of guitarists, songwriters and musician friends along the way.
Now Bachman is bringing his talents to New York City for a two night engagement at BB King's Blues Club as he presents: "Every Song Tells A Story." "This is a storytelling type of show, similar to my DVD,"Every Song Tells A Story," he explained. "Except I'll be doing some of my songs from "Heavy Blues" and some other things; it will be a fun." 
Fully stacked with a great lineup of musicians behind him; Bachman is excited to play the gigs at BB King's; even though the excitement was tempered somewhat with the unfortunate cancellation of a special event which was planned for Wednesday 6/22 in conjunction with "Vintage Guitar Magazine." "We had a contest, "Rock Out With Randy," we chose the winner and he was fabulous. I listened to every entry personally and when I do that I shut my monitor off and use the sound only because I don't want the visuals to sway my decision in any way. This guy was just everything I could've hoped for; he played the solo so well. We were supposed to announce the winner and fly him into New York on Wednesday evening June 22 but then that's when the complications began. This guy, Brock Davisson, is handicapped and in a wheelchair and he's never flown or travelled to New York City before. He and his family were afraid that the logistics would be too much as far as him getting around and with the anxiety of never travelling to New York; so we decided to cancel the event and hold it closer to his home out near Pittsburgh, PA. He is truly an amazing player and I'm glad that we could accommodate his needs; I'm looking forward to meeting him and performing with him at the show out there." 
Bachman says that his schedule and projects have caused him to have "Never left" or deviate from the business he loves. Along with the remaining dates on this tour, he has plenty of other things on his docket. "I've got many projects," he stated with excitement in his voice. "Some are long term, some are overnight. The DVD just went double platinum, I'm still supporting the "Heavy Blues" album as well as in the process of getting that out on vinyl and I'm working on a movie. I am also in the process of putting together a different type of blues album slated for 2017 and I've already got Walter Trout and Sonny Landreth interested as well as some other really cool guests. I'm thinking about doing it in front of a small audience to capture it live. I'm also in touch with Burton Cummings; we've been asked to do something for Canada's 150th birthday celebration; so I'm busy for the foreseeable future." 
BB King's Blues Club is located at 247 West 42nd. Street in New York City and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $65 the day of show and a VIP Package is available in four packs only at a cost of $100 per ticket and there is a $10 minimum per person. 
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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

Amalfi's Restaurant
146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. Lawrenceville
(609) 912-1599
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Amarones Windsor Inn
29 Church St. Windsor
(609) 448-7144
 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. "Simply Piano" feat. Carla Gaiser
Fri. 8 p.m. Larry D
Sat. 8 p.m. Zephyr
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Simply Piano" feat. Carla Gaiser
Backstage at Championship Bar 
931 Chambers St. Trenton
Fri. 7 p.m. "Michelle's 35th Birthday Bash" feat. Extractus (EP Release), Prosper Or Perish, Craneley Gardens, Emerge A Tyrant, Into The Infinite. All ages, $10
Sat. 4 p.m. I Set My Friends On Fire, Alive/Alone, Roots Like Mountains, For Those Who Fall, Dreams Of Demise, Less Than Ruined, One Day Waiting, Losing Your Grip. All ages, $12/$15
Blend Bar & Bistro
911 Highway 33, Hamilton
(609) 245-8887
Tues. 8 p.m. Triviajam 
Bowman's Tavern
1600 River Road, New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. David Dales Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 8 p.m. Patrick & Debra
Sun. (12 p.m.) Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Jonathan Ashe
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic St. Trenton
(609) 695-9612
 Sat. 3 p.m. Joe Ford Sax Quartet. $10 (cover charge)
Chickie's & Pete's
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown
(609) 298-9182
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Music Night feat. The Dawgs
Wed. 9 p.m. Quizzo Trivia
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. New Pony
Fri. (4 p.m.) "Happy Hour Jam" feat. Keli Vale  (9 p.m.) Soul Kitchen
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch Jam" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Heather Heather
Sun. (11 a.m.)"Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (3 p.m.) Joe Robinson
Wed. 8 p.m. Jayded John
Fran's Pub
116 S. Main St. New Hope, PA.
Fri. 8 p.m. Full Grown Men
Mon. 8 p.m. Open Blues Jam
All shows age 21+
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way, Hamilton
(609) 586-1811
Sat. 7 p.m. Lefty Mann
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street. New Hope, PA. 
(215) 862-9897
Thus. 10 p.m. "College Beat The Clock Night" DJ Dance Party
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Hot D
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Relatives
Sun. (1 p.m.) "Pray For Dominic Benefit" feat. Se7en, Bigg Romeo, The Naturals, (TBA) (7 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band 
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. "Live, Local, Unplugged" Hosted by Pat Foran
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington
(609) 737-4465
Thurs. 6 p.m. Bill Henry Trio 
Fri. 6 p.m. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
Sat. 6 p.m. Living The Dream
Sun. 2 p.m."Jazzy Sundays" feat. Frank Piombo
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Rd., Columbus
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6 p.m. John & Maggs
Sat. 2 p.m. Rob Ballonoff
Sun. 2 p.m. Off The Record
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
(609) 888-1435
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. Papa Delux
Sat. 9 p.m. Anchovies and Friends
All shows 21+
Jake's Pub
869 Bustleton Pike, Richboro, PA
(215) 322-6787
Tues. 5 p.m. Bill Shannon
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Brad Staudle
Fri. 9 p.m. Dusty Mason & The Residuels
Sat. (3 p.m.) Olds Sleeper (9 p.m.) Rainbow Fresh
Sun. (3 p.m.) Miss Pumpkin Presents: A Drag Show Benefit (9 p.m.) Collin J Rocker
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Tues. 9 p.m. Mike Dialto
Wed. 9:30 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road, New Egypt
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. Canvas Mixers
Sat. 1 p.m. Brandon Broderick
Sun. 1 p.m. Gregg Parker
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Rd Levittown, PA
(215) 949-9570
Thurs. 10:30 p.m."Beer Pong" w/ DJ Codie
Fri. 9 p.m. Pixie & Company
Sat. 9 p.m. "Saturday Night Dance Party" w/ DJ RV and DJ OXX
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
O'Connor's American Bar & Grille
1383 Monmouth Road, Easthampton Mt. Holly
(609) 261-1555
Fri. 9 p.m. Secondhand City
Sat. 9 p.m. Gypsy Mother
Olde Liberty Tavern
2114 Liberty Street, Trenton
(609) 396-2262
Sat. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Palermo's Of Hamilton
310 Klockner Rd. Hamilton
(609) 838-7979
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Out Of The Red
All shows 21+ 
Patriot's Crossing
1339 River Rd. Titusville
(609) 737-2780
Fri. 8 p.m. Laurie Vosburg & 519 South
Sat. 8 p.m. Bruce Fredericks
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 424-3766
Check web page for upcoming events
RHO Waterfront
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Fri. (4:30 p.m.) Happy Hour Buffet. $10 (8:30 p.m.) The Soul Cruisers
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown
(609) 286-2300
Fri. 9 p.m. Billy Hector
Sat. 9 p.m. Boys Round Here
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main St. Hightstown
(609) 426-9345
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night 
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street, Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Sat. 9 p.m. The Polish Nannies
The HOB Tavern
146 Second Street
(609) 291-7020
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Wed. 8 p.m. John & Maggs
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau St. Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Ron
Fri. 10 p.m. 
Sat. 10 p.m. Papa Delux & the Main Street Groove
Sun. 1 p.m. Nihkee Bleu & Great Company
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 Record Collector 
358 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown
(609) 324-0880
Fri. 8 p.m. Tweed Funk Band. All ages, doors at 7:30 p.m., $15 (advance)
Sat. 8 p.m. Richard X Heyman & The Owls.  All ages, doors at 7:30 p.m., $12 (advance) 
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050 
Fri. 9 p.m. Sideways Willy
Sat. 9 p.m.Victar on Guitar
The Sticky Wicket 
2465 South Broad St. Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Fri. 9 p.m. Drunk Monkeys
Sat. 9 p.m. (TBA)
The Sun National Bank Center 
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 656-3200
Check website for upcoming events
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. Bill McCloskey
Sat. 9 p.m. Williamsboy
Tues. (7 p.m.) "Rock On Radio Happy Hour" Hosted by Danny Coleman (9 p.m.) Open Mic. Hosted by Jerry Monk
All shows  21+
Trenton Buzz
702 Pine St. Trenton
(609) 392-6000
Fri. 8 p.m. Live Band & Open Mic. 
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
Fri. 4 p.m. First Friday 
Mon. 9 p.m. Monday Night Karaoke w/ Benny P
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. Moonbreaker / Stolen Jars ($5 cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Kelly Stratton. ($5 cover charge)
Sun. 7 p.m.Open Jam Night (Sign-ups at 6:30 p.m)
Tues. 9 p.m. Live Band Karaoke
All shows 21+
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Rd. Pennington
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock
Tues. 8 p.m. Ed Wilson
All shows 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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