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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...7/26/18


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 07/26/2018

The Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning kicks off Friday July 27 and runs through Sunday July 29 at the Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ. This event features entertainment throughout its three days, culminating with a 3 p.m. headlining performance by Creedence Clearwater Revisited featuring bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford of the original Creedence Clearwater Revival. 

 "I love airports," said Cook as he discussed the upcoming show and much more. "I'm a former pilot; well I'm still a pilot but I just don't have my medical certificate anymore. I loved it, it was one of my indulgences, I flew a variety of light aircraft, CessnaPipers etc but I ended up owning a Cessna 185 which is a giant workhorse aircraft; I flew mostly up in Alaska because it was great for mountain flying. It had really huge tires and special wings so that I could take off and land in half the distance of other planes. I learned to fly in a tail dragger, one of the old style airplanes with a tail wheel instead of a nose wheel because it just seemed like a challenge and I figured that nobody would steal it because very few people can fly those."

Creedence Clearwater Revisited has been reviving Cook and Clifford's glory days for more than two decades. Cook explains how the duo decided to do so; even it was not their intention.

"Well, historically speaking, I ended up living in the same small mountain town as Doug which seemed like a good place to live after seven or eight years down in Los Angeles. We started hanging out, drinking beers and decided that we needed a music project. So we put the band together with the idea of playing some private parties and we knew there were a lot of fans out there and that the music was spread across a lot of demographics and we thought that we'd have a chance to play some private parties and corporate events but it didn't work out like that. We ended up playing in public and have been doing so and for the last 23 years we've been mostly playing to fans all around the world. We're lucky, we always were lucky, Creedence was lucky and we have a great catalog and legacy to build on and so we go out and celebrate it every time we go on stage."

However; what would rock 'n' roll be without struggles? Rock music is deep seated in blues music and the hardships of the Deep South and Mississippi Delta regions; so why should this version of Creedence be any different? Cook remembers the struggles he and Clifford went through as they tried to bring the music that affected generations back into the public eye.



 
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"John (Founding member/guitarist Fogerty) sued us in 1996 saying that we didn't have the right to use the name and of course we prevailed and that went away and Tom (Fogerty) passed away in 1990 so he's not complaining and his widow supports what we're doing. This is our twenty third year and we've overcome everything. We've overcome everybody  who said, "You can't do it, you shouldn't do it" and we've served it all to them cold."

With those struggles behind them, the current line up, much like the original band has stayed intact with only a couple of minor changes. "Originally we had Elliot Easton from The Cars on lead guitar and John Tristao was our singer, Steve Gunner our utility man and of course Doug and I on drums and bass. We've now moved into, as time goes on some people last longer than others, Dan McGuinness is our lead singer and our lead guitar player is Kurt Griffey; Steve has been with us from the very beginning." 

How does one replicate that legendary vocal style that gave the band their very distinct sound? According to Cook they asked themselves that very same question.

"Yes and no," he said with a slight laugh when asked if the search was tough."From the very beginning it was difficult but the quest was a simple one; find someone who understood the music, the kind of almost plainness of it which is unique in its simplicity, someone who knew when to be aggressive and when to be calmer. Having a good or even an appropriate voice wasn't the only criteria. I mean you really had to know and understand the songs and that was the difficult part. John Tristao nailed it from the beginning and he was our singer for 20 years and he just killed it every night. Over the years I found an understudy which was Dan McGuinness who is now in the lead singer chair. He slowly worked into that over the years, filling in for John when he was sick which of course everybody gets sick but when the lead singer gets sick it's pretty much over. We groomed Dan to our version of the catalog and he stepped in in 2016 and he became an official member in 2017; so this is his third year with us and he's doing a great job. It's been a very stable project and we really pick people first, everyone with us has been considered a world class player so we're not worried about their professional credentials we're looking for good people. We've been very fortunate to have great guys in the band and great crew members for the entire 23 years; when there is peace in the valley you can get a lot more done (Laughs)." 

Cook feels and rightfully so, that this music which has transcended generations and ethnicity worldwide for decades should always be the main focus; when speaking with him, there's a sincerity in his voice that lets one know he feels that deeply passionate about this as they try to keep pace with changing markets, industry techniques and an evolving fan base.

"The music still is, it is beyond the band members and our internal disagreements; whatever they're based in. It has certainly been 45 or 50 years of nonsense as far as that goes but it's the music that's the whole reason for any of this. It's the reason Doug and I are still playing and for that matter John. We had a great chemistry, a great magic as a band and had a really creative explosion; the records we made are still played and loved today. Our whole generation of artists got a huge boom with classic rock radio and the compact disc; everything started over again. Now its all come apart because physical product is pretty much gone and there are so many formats, the market is so fragmented but Creedence is still Creedence, we're a legacy artist and we still sell millions of albums per year either physical or download and now that streaming has taken the lead in the industry economic model I'm sure we'll get tons of airplay and we have been. Our performances have been huge, I think we have more fans now than we ever did. There's three generations, although they're dropping off on my end, the original herd is thinning but there's still a lot of love for it out there and that's what keeps us going. The chemistry between the band and the audience is amazing. Doug and I are 73 years old and we're still enjoying the heck out of this. It's weird, it's just as tough as a guy in the NFL; when are you really done? Travel, food, hotels and all that stuff is not what I prefer at this point in my life but the playing; there's nothing like it and there's no replacement anywhere else. Until we can't do this physically, we're probably going to keep doing it but we've cut it back to 45 shows a year from a peak of 106 so we're trying to rein it in. We all have grand kids, most of us do anyway, life is short and you can't say that we haven't rocked the world. We're in our golden years, Cosmo calls us, "Rust Buckets" but we're still kicking. We've still got functioning parts so we're still going (laughs)."

With longevity and success in the business, the surviving members of CCR both old and new have adapted to technology and weathered the changes; some artists have struggled to work within today's music industry and Cook understands their pain.



 
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"I could imagine people downloading one or two songs for economic considerations; they pick their favorites and go for it. That's how a la carte and Apple ruined the album business; it's back to where it was when people bought 45s and nobody bought albums, they just bought the hits. Record companies thought, well we can take a hit or maybe two and then put them on an album and sell it for 10 or 20 times what the single cost. Singles were roughly 99 cents now downloads are 99 cents or a buck twenty nine if it's premium and then CDs came out and they were $19.99. The 10 dollar album went to 20 bucks and people bought it, they went for it and then they thought, we have to buy a player and it's new technology. That whole thing went on and on and then people re-bought everything in their catalog and all the vinyl went away and then radio stations evolved and played classic rock so we moved into the new physical product, "New Medium" as they call it in the contracts; they refer to anything that hasn't been discovered as,"New Medium." Streaming is the new medium which resulted in a mass wave of contract re-negotiations. The whole digital thing did; how are you going to get paid on iTunes? There's no real possession of digital downloads because there's nothing to hold, you still get a mechanical royalty on it because it's considered a sale but for the longest time the record companies tried to say that you get the same royalty rate but all of the artists are saying, no they're third party deals. Even Steve Jobs said these were third party arrangements for the record companies so they eventually lost that after years of fighting it and many lawsuits and now they're down to streaming. So it's tough for new artists, it's OK for Creedence and The Rolling Stones, artists who have a huge popular catalog, we're not hurt so bad but it's really tough to get into the music business. I expect my royalty statements to get smaller and smaller unless we find some other source. I think Congress is finally going to create a law that requires the artist to get paid for terrestrial radio performances; we get paid for that everywhere else in the world except the United States. The House of Representatives passed it 435 to 0 so there's a fairly good chance if it gets the votes in the Senate that we'll finally get paid for radio plays which was criminal that artists couldn't get paid for their radio play, so hopefully it will change." 

So as they press on doing what they love, making music and attracting new fans; what can we expect to hear from a catalog as vast and rife with hits as theirs?

"Well," started cook with a chuckle. "It's sort of what our set list is; it's A sides, some of the B sides and a couple of long tracks and that comes out to 100 minutes. They want us to do 90 but we always make it a hundred. It's a dilemma, we do have a lot of material to choose from and some people criticize us for focusing on the more popular tracks and we used to play a longer show where of course we could get deeper into the catalog but things being what they are we are asked to keep it to 90 minutes. For our own enjoyment we play other stuff at soundcheck (laughs), it's not like we only know 19 or 20 songs but time constraints keep it pretty much a greatest hits show."

To discover more about Creedence Clearwater Revisited, please go towww.creedence-revisited.com. To purchase tickets to the show and/or the Balloon Festival, please visit www.balloonfestival.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 
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Summer Courtyard Concert Series" feat. Briz and the Revival. (FREE Admission)
Sat. 7 p.m. Community Stage Event "Cafe Improv" 
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. David Dales Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Patrick & Debra
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Lovey Williams
Wed. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room  
19 E. Union Street Burlington  
(609) 733-3562  
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Byrd
Sat. 9 p.m. Sir Xerri
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8 p.m. Brian Elliott
Sat. 8 p.m. Kinky Quizzo
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Brian Bortnick w/ special guest Dana Collins
Brothers Pizza
871 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 586-2707
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music On The Patio" feat. (TBA)
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington  
(609) 499-1355  
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 8 p.m. Malpractice Show Band
Burlington County Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard Westampton
Fri. 7 p.m. Total Soul
Sat. 7 p.m. Billy Walton Band
Caffe Galleria
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2400
Fri. 7 p.m. Dan Kassel
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
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. Levy & The Oaks
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dinner Buffet w/ Psychic Theresa Roba. Hosted by Chris Rollins (WPST). $50 
Fri. 9 p.m. "Diamond's After Dark" feat. Bobby Valli
Sat. 9 p.m. "Diamond's After Dark" feat. Jessica DiDonato
Sun. 10 a.m. "Live Jazz Brunch Buffet"  
Dog & Bull Brew House  
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.  
(215) 788-2855  
Fri. 9 p.m. Bus Stuff
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Audio Pilot
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton (4 p.m.) Mark Macmanus
Frans Pub
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-5539
Fri. 8 p.m. Full Grown Men
Sat. 8 p.m. The Real Fugitives
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Fri. 8 p.m. Karly C and Mike
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Courtyard Concert Series feat. Kyrie London. $15/$18(Advance)
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. The Other Guys
Halo Pub (Fete) 
9 Hullfish Street Princeton
(609) 921-1710
Sat. 6 p.m. Blue Jersey
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri. (8:30 p.m.) Se7en. $7 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Jumper. $8 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 6 p.m. JB Kline Blues Band
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. John Alberici
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. Blue Notes
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Craig Leach Group
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. The Jackolopes
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  
Fri. (6 p.m.) River Jack (9:30 p.m.) Kickbax
Sat. 9 p.m. Never Enough
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam  
Iron Plow Vineyards  
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus  
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 6 p.m. Audio Pilot
Sat. 1 p.m. Bob O & Kim Montalvo
Sun. 2 p.m. John & Maggs   
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Papa D'Lux
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
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. Jason Ager
Fri. 9 p.m.The Silks
Sat. (3 p.m.) JB & Friends (9:30 p.m.) Wineskin
Sun. (3 p.m.) "Miss Pumpkin's Drag Show (9:30 p.m.) Mike DiAlto's Storytellers
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. 9 p.m. DJ Byrd
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "2018 Laurita Junior Idol Singing Showcase" Idol Tryouts
Fri. 7 p.m. Movie Night Under the Stars: "Wonder Woman." Ages 21+
Sat. 1 p.m. Gregg Parker
Sun. 1 p.m. Living The Dream
Wed. 6 p.m. "Laurita Summer Grill Night"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 7 p.m. Ian Lander
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Hatuey
Sun. 11 am "Jazz Brunch" feat. (TBA)
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 
Sat. 9 p.m. FFOG
Sun. 4 p.m. Tommie Spirk & Friends All Star Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike  
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Kirchner Entertainment  
Mercer County Park Boathouse Marina
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor
(866) 683-3586
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" feat. Kindred Spirit. (Food/drink specials, cigar bar, boat tours)
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor
(609) 448-1947
Sat. 8 p.m. The Best of The Eagles. (FREE Admission $5 Parking fee)
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600  
Fri. 9 p.m. "Punk Show" feat. Misunderstood, True Will, Teenage Bigfoot, Trashcats. Ages 21+, $7
Sat. 9 p.m. The Turbos A.C.'s, Honah Lee, Seeing Snakes, After The Burn. $10 (Advance)
Sun. 7 p.m. The Penske File, Sammy Kay, The Carousers, Ditz. $10
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase 
Mill Hill Park Levitt Amp Concert Series
165 East Front Street Trenton
Thurs. 5 p.m. The Silks / Ernie White. (FREE Admission)
Music On Main
15 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
Sat. 7 p.m. Magdaliz Roura & Her Ensemble Crisol
Music On The Street
16 South State Street Newtown, PA
Thurs. 6 p.m. YOBC Brass Ensemble
New Hope Winery 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Wed. 8 p.m. Jorma Koukonen. Doors at 7 p.m., $55 (Check for availability show is currently SOLD OUT)
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. Frank Pinto & Rich Ziegler
Sat. 9 p.m. The Wonderful Winos w/ Vini Lopez
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. B-Street
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
Fri. 9 p.m. "Beer Pong" Hosted by Bobby Jones
Sat. 8 p.m. Black Market
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.)Bambu Weasels (9:30 p.m.) The Rockets (10 p.m.) DJ Paul Desisto
Sat. (4 p.m.) The Sensational Soul Cruisers (9:30 p.m.) FM Band (10 p.m.) DJ Eric Vanderslice
Sun. 4:30 p.m. 40 North Country
Wed. 8 p.m. Aaron Berg   
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 9 p.m. B-Street
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 424-3766 
Fri. (8 p.m.) Prima Donna. (SOLD OUT) (9:30 p.m.) Prima Donna. All ages, $10
Sat. 8 p.m. "Double Nickles On The Dime" A Tribute to The Minutemen / D.N.O.T.D. All ages, $10
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Paul Collins & Paul Stingo. (FREE event)
Robbinsville Town Center Free Summer Concert Series
Gazebo at Town Center Lake Robbinsville
Tues. 7 p.m. The Suspects
Rossi's Bar & Grill  
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 890-2004  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Domino Domino (Monk & Monk)
Salt Creek Grille  
1 Rockingham Row Princeton  
(609) 419-4200  
Fri. 8 p.m. Party of 3
Sat. 8 p.m. Tim Brent
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. McMillan & Co.
1867 Sanctuary  
101 Scotch Road Ewing  
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night. (FREE Admission)
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown  
(609) 286-2300  
Fri. 10 p.m. Billy Hector
Sat. 10 p.m. Shadow Play
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Smoke & Mirrors
Sat. 9 p.m. Sleeping Dogs Lie
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. Kate Sottile
Sat. 7 p.m. Bill Thomas
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Righteous Jolly  
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Session Jazz Night
Terhune's Orchard
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310
Fri. 5 p.m. "Sips and Sounds Summer Music series" feat. Darla Rich Trio
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
Please check web site for upcoming events
The Cool Cricket  
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro  
(609) 291-9110  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
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. 8 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
Sat. 8 p.m. Glenn McCollum
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Wed. 7 p.m. "Lyrical Conundrums" w/ Cara and Righteous
The Four Crows Café
41 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 869-5252
Fri. 5 p.m. Nick Mason
Sat. 2 p.m. The Vestapolitans Duo   
The HOB Tavern  
146 Second Street Bordentown  
(609) 291-7020  
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment
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. (TBA)
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  
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Bill Monach Jr.  
The RRazz Room (Clarion Hotel)
6426 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(888) 596-1027
Fri. 8 p.m. "Make America Italian Again" w/ Mike Marino. $35
Sat. Tom Goss. $20
The Record Collector  
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 324-0880  
Check web site for upcoming events
The Roost  
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge  
(609) 208-0050  
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. Catch 22
Sat. 8 p.m. Idlewoodsman
Sun. 3 p.m. Ryan Gavaghan
Wed. 6 p.m. AJ Slick
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington
(609) 387-1620
Please check web site for upcoming events
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. The Shantys
Sat. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
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 
Sun. 9 p.m. "SIN Industry Night"
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Benny P  
Wed. 6 p.m. "Sushi Night" feat. 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. Box Era. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Tigerman. $5 (cover charge)    
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. John & Maggs
Yankee Doodle Tap Room
10 Palmer Square Princeton
(609) 921-7500
Fri. 10 p.m. (TBA)


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