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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...6/27/19

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 06/27/2019

"I really enjoyed my eight years in Sammy's band; what you see is what you get with Sammy. He's always in a good mood, very optimistic, a great singer, terrific musician; he'd always give us a pep talk and tell us how each year was going to be bigger than the last and he was right. We'd sell more records, play to bigger crowds; I really hated to see it break up."

Ah but good fortune has a way of finding good people and guitarist Gary Pihl is one of the good guys in rock music. Joining forces with Tom Scholz and Boston as they wrapped up their third album, "Third Stage" in 1986 and only a short time after Sammy Hagar put his solo career on hold to join Van Halen; Pihl enjoys recounting the events that have dictated his career and his current project Alliance

"Well, in 1977 I joined Sammy Hagar's band and one of the first gigs we did was to open up for Boston at the end of their first tour. They liked us and we liked them and they asked us to open for their entire second tour so that's what we did all around the country in 1978 and 1979. Fast forward to 1985  and Sammy gets the call to join Van Halen and Tom Scholz from Boston calls me and says, "Hey Gary I heard you're out of a gig. I've got one more song to be recorded for our third album; will you come back here and work with me on it?" "So I said absolutely, you're one of my favorite bands and I'm out of work. So I flew directly from my last gig with Sammy which was "Farm Aid" out in Champagne, Illinois to Boston to start working with Tom. After a couple of weeks, Tom said, "Hey I think we work pretty well together ; why don't you move back here? We'll finish the album and go on tour and see what happens," and I've been here ever since. After the third album came out and a very successful tour, Tom said, "It's going to be a few more years until we make the next record so if anybody has any side projects, now is your chance." So I called up my old band buddies Alan Fitzgerald, alias "Fitz" and David Lauser from Sammy's band and asked if they had time to put something together. Fitz was in between working with Night Ranger and David was doing session work. Now when Sammy broke up our band, Geffen Records introduced me to a guy named Robert Berry who was working with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer and he was available so we said lets give him a call. So the four of us got together at Sammy's recording studio, threw around some ideas and talked about what kind of band we would like to have and there it was; it began right on the spot." 

Just like dropping a stylus on the turntable, musicians like to get in a groove themselves; is that possible when your band mates are busy managing multiple irons in their collective fires? With the May 2019 release of their latest effort, Pihl says there is both pro and con to hectic schedules.

"Unfortunately, because we all work with other bands, we don't get a chance to actually sit down and do Alliance music very often. One thing about the band is that we don't want to just send files back and forth, we all want to be in the same room at the same time. The title track for "Fire And Grace" was written on the spot; I had a guitar riff, Robert had a melody and some words and David had a cool groove; we just started playing and started recording. That was it, one take and we were done and that's how quickly that song came together. That is the magic of it, being in a band especially with guys that you've worked with before where everybody is comfortable in the room and when somebody makes a suggestion while we're working on a song and it doesn't matter who brought the song in originally; even when Dave the drummer says, "No, play the guitar like this," I listen to him because I know he's got some ideas to make the song better. I wish our fans could be there to watch it, the camaraderie, feeding off of each other on the spot while we're playing, that's the fun part about playing in a band and it's really special for me."

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Session musicians at times may develop a rapport with various artists that request their work; Pihl says that he and the other members of Alliance have that closeness but also have another outlet to stay familiar with one another, one which helps those in need as well. 

"Guys that you've worked with enough and are comfortable with, yeah you can go years without working with them and just jump right back in like riding a bike," he said with a slight laugh.  "Dave, Robert and I are also in another band called The December Project where we do traditional holiday songs in the style of our favorite rock bands. Led Zeppelin, Santana, AC/DC and the list goes on and on but every show is a benefit for a local food bank. So because it's holiday songs it's in November and December; so we do get to perform together a bit more than every now and then. After this last holiday show we said hey we've got these other ideas for Alliance, let's finish up what we have and that's when we did this last Alliance CD." 

"We always have a bunch of ideas that we never seem to get around to doing because we never have time. When we left the studio last December we said, OK let's work on this one, this one and this one; so we have an album worth of material and it's just a matter of  finding the time to do it."

Many classic rock acts whose height of popularity saw them sell out arenas and stadiums now have a feast or famine approach; they either perform at huge festivals or small theaters. A band such as Alliance is no exception but Pihl says that they have a plan.

"What we'd love to do this summer is get on some festivals both here in the U.S and over in Europe. Usually at a festival there's multiple bands and there's bound to be one that you've never heard of before; we thought that would be a great venue for us because although people have seen us individually they've never seen us live as a unit. We've talked about a possible short tour on either the east or west coast  which we'd love to do but so far it's just talk."

Meanwhile Pihl still has a foot firmly entrenched in Boston and he speaks freely of Tom Scholz's talents, touring and of the task of replacing original lead singer Brad Delp after his death in 2007.

"Tom designed the amplifiers that we are still using today, he's a very smart guy. When they put together those lists of the 100 greatest guitar players, he's always in there but he's also on the list of the 100 greatest keyboard players and there's only one guy who is on both of those lists. He's a really special guy and I've even worked with him at his electronics company where he built those amps. Typically Boston would only tour when we had a new album and those have been few and far between but these days with classic rock radio the fans want to hear the old songs and they want to hear them when we play live too but now it doesn't matter whether you have a new record out or not; we just did tours in 2014,2015, 2016 and 2017 which is more touring than the band did in the 70's (laughs). We've got a terrific lead singer named Tommy DeCarlo who sounds very much like Brad Delp did in the day. We found Tommy because he was always a fan of the band and he recorded some Boston songs and put them up on his Myspace page and somebody told us about him. So we checked him out and Tom said, "That's not Brad? That's this other guy?" So we tracked him down, he had never been in a band in his life; so we called him up and asked him to come jam with us and we're sure he thought that we were one of his buddies playing a prank on him but he came out and auditioned and he just nailed it and sounded terrific. He is also a great guy and it's so great having him in the band." 

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Alliance's release of "Fire And Grace" is the current focus especially with Boston currently not on the road or in studio but with no concrete tour plans; how does he feel? 

"Most of the time I just thank my lucky stars that I'm still able to perform (laughs). Had someone told me when I was 16 that I'd still be playing guitar when I was 60 I would've said no way! I've gotten very lucky along the way. With Boston we'll still do some larger venues or a big festival with 50,000 people and at some arena shows we'll have other classic rock bands like Styx or REO Speedwagon with us. We all feel very fortunate that we can still do that; yeah we were doing stadiums and arenas before and now it is more theaters but we still love doing it."

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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

Arts Council of Princeton     
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-8777    
Thurs. 10 a.m. Farm Market  and "Summer Courtyard Concert Series" feat. Blawenburg Band      
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. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan  
Sat. 7 p.m. Patrick & Debra
Sun. 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    
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Mike Phills
Sat. 10 p.m. Gypsy Mother
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics  
Broken Goblet Brewing   
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA   
(267) 812-5653   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Kinky Quizzo  
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo 
Caffe Galleria   
23 North Union Street Lambertville   
(609) 397-2400   
Fri. 7 p.m. Michael Aquino
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  
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     
125 South Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 241-7103     
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. The Williamsboy
Continental Tavern   
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA   
(215) 493-9191    
Fri. 9 p.m. Bob & Kate
Sat. 9 p.m. Ryan & Kenny
Cook A.A.  
411 Hobart Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 586-5117  
Fri. 8 p.m. Small Potatoes Band
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.) Union
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch"
Dacey's Pub 
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA 
(215) 295-4838 
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo 
Diamond's of Hamilton     
661 Route 33 Hamilton     
(609) 981-7900     
Fri. 5 p.m. The Blue Eyed Balladeer
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. Dustin Beck
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Mikey Raggz (9 p.m) Paul Keen
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton 
Tues. 7 p.m. 90's Trivia
Frans Pub   
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-5539   
Fri. 8 p.m. Full Grown Men
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Born to Lose
Freddies Tavern 
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing     
(609) 882-0978    
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Country Night" Hosted by Jeremy Line Dance. (FREE event)  
Fri. 8 p.m. The Dadz
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Tues. 8 p.m. Comedy Open Mic Hosted by Jonny Smallwood. (FREE admission)/Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
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  
Fri. 9 p.m. Blind Lemmon Pie
Sat. 9 p.m. Dan Beaver Band
Sun. 1 p.m. Kenny Scheffel Duo
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. Pete Tonti & Joe Hoyer
Hamilton Tap & Grill  
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton  
(609) 905-0925  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
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.) Foreigner Tribute w/ "Double Vision." Doors open at 6 p.m., $35 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (9 p.m.) Waiting On Mongo. $8 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. (3 p.m.) Cars Tribute w. "You Might Think." Doors open at 2 p.m., (FREE admission) (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band
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. Joanne Calabrese, Sherry Tomaino
Hopewell Theater      
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell     
(609) 466-1964    
Fri. 8 p.m. "Comedy Night: Ladies Let Loose in Hopewell" feat. Jackie Byrne, Marion Grodin. $31.45
Sat. (12 p.m.) Family Fun Concert w/ Steve Pullara. $19.73 (8 p.m.) Tom Rush w/ Matt Nakoa. $55.98. $57.04, $59.18. 
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. Micheal Andrew
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Deb & Mike
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Catmoondaddy
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
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. Nami Lane
Sat. 2 p.m. (TBA)
Sun. 2 p.m. Budd & Maggs
Ivy Tavern     
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton     
(609) 888-1435     
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke     
Fri. 9 p.m. All Lit Up
Sat. 9 p.m. Truckin' Co.
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 Clydes
Fri. 9 p.m. Mike DiAlto's Stand Up Comedy Birthday Extravaganza
Sat. (3 p.m.) Basement Noise (9:30 p.m.) Alpha Rabbit, The Extensions, Party Show, Joy On Fire.
Sun. (3 p.m.) Cow Pals (9:30 p.m.) Jonah Lloyd and Friends (Benefit Fisherman's Mark)
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. DC Duo
Fri. (6 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (10 p.m.) DJ Bay Nice
Sat. 7 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   
Sat. 11 a.m. "Dads & Grads Food Truck Event" 
Sun. 11 a.m. "Dads & Grads Food Truck Event" 
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" feat. Sun Dog. (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. Ed Wall
Fri. 7 p.m. Jager Saparno
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Zeke Sky Band
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Melville
Mamma Rosa's     
572 Klockner Road Hamilton     
(609) 588-5454     
Sat. 6 p.m. Roundabout (Jim & Frank Duo)
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. 8 p.m. Stealing Fame, Agents Of Aggression, Aberrant Light, Lost Continent, Strange Highways. Ages 21+, $8 
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. Kindred Spirit
Millhill Basement     
300 S. Broad Street Trenton     
(609) 989-1600    
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase   
Mill Hill Park Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series
165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street)
(609) 393-8998
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Blaqmel (6:30 p.m.) The NTH Power (FREE admission)
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   
Sat. 9 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys
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. Cover Up
Sat. 9 p.m. ArHouse
Ages 21+     
Old Town Pub     
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 291-9232    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia   
Sat. 9 p.m. Glen McCollum 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Sir Xerri
Old York Cellars  (Quakerbridge Tasting Room) 
3320 Brunswick Pike (US Rte 1) Lawrence 
(609) 799-2707 
Fri. 5 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Sat. 4 p.m. Mike Montemurro
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. Asylum Choir
Sat. 9 p.m. (TBA)
Pj's Pancake House & Tavern
19 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Fri. 8 p.m. Diane & P.K.
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 424-3766    
Fri. 8 p.m. Ed Hamell & Detroit aka Hamell on Trial. $10
Sat. 8 p.m. Na Bodach. $15
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. Party of 3
Sat. 8 p.m. Carrie Jackson
Small World Coffee     
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-4377 x2   
Sat. 8 p.m. Zzaj
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  
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Susan's Undoing." $20 
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night (FREE admission)
Sat. 8 p.m. Vincent Bunnicelli. $20
Sun. 3 p.m. "Susan's Undoing." $20
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. Peanut Butter Bridges
Tavern On The Lake      
101 Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 426-9345     
Fri. 9 p.m. Suspended Justice
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
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. June Apple feat. Bill Flemer
Sun. 2 p.m. "Winery Sunday Music Series" feat. Lindsay Ketofsky
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. Nami Lane
The Cure Insurance Center     
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton     
(609) 656-3200     
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The Dubliner   
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1816   
Fri. 8 p.m. The Willie Lynch Band
The Five Four Bar & Grill   
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 547-5525   
Fri. 9 p.m. The Buzzer Band
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     
Fri. 10 p.m. Paper Shakers
Sat. 10 p.m. (TBA)
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. Soul Custody Trio
Sun. 3 p.m. "Sunday Funday" feat. Mike & Shannon
The Roost     
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge     
(609) 208-0050   
Sat. 8 p.m. Black Brant
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. Steve Tesluk
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Idle Woodsman
Sun. 3 p.m. Danny Lynch
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/ Shelter In Place (8 p.m.) Sensi Family Gathering Pre-party w/ Suburban Sensi, Mums The Word, Hotlanta (Allman Brothers Band Tribute). $10
Sat. (4 p.m.) Ethan of Philly Drum Company "Student Showcase." (FREE event) (8 p.m.) (TBA)
Sun. 4 p.m. "Sunday Funday" w/ Anthony Parisi and the Sidecars. $5
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Open Jam w/ Blue Light Digital Sound  
Tir Na Nog     
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton     
(609) 392-2554   
Fri. 9 p.m. Geoff Kaiser
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    
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" Hosted by Jay Kountree  
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
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 Outcrops. $5 (cover charge)  
Sat.10 p.m.The Shady Street Show Band. $5 (cover charge)    
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage 
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    
Working Dog Winery     
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown     
(609) 371-6000     
Sat. 1 p.m. Spoondrift
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar   
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA   
(215) 493-3800   
Sat. 8 p.m. Kate & Bob

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Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
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Mike DelGuidice

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Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
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Happy Together 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 7:30pm
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100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
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The Newton Theatre presents Dirty Deeds - The AC/DC Experience

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Dirty Deeds - The AC/DC Experience on Friday, October 4, 2024. The band celebrates the thunderous energy of the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson era delivering a power-packed performance that takes the audience on a journey through the story that is AC/DC. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.

Shea Center for Performing Arts presents The Kelly Green Seems Quartet

Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Robbie Fulks & Bill Kirchen

Clinton Hill Community Action and NJPAC South Ward ArtsXChange Present: South Ward Celebration Of Gospel

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