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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...8/1017

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 08/10/2017

"We were on the road since May 23, I just got home yesterday," said a relaxed John Corabi of The Dead Daisies as he elaborated on the next leg of their tour and an upcoming August 16 show at Asbury Park, NJ venue House of Independents"We've got some time off, it feels a bit weird (laughs)."

The Dead Daisies are a combined force of music veterans who have come together to form a hard rockin' quintet and so far the results, even to the band, have been a pleasant surprise. "I've got to be honest, this thing is really growing," says Corabi. "The response to us and the tour is growing; overseas it's been insane! We've played some of their big festivals, we did a club run, we were in Europe, we've got Japan, South America, no matter where we've been the response has been amazing, it's great!"

Since their inception in 2012, the band has featured some of hard rock's royalty such as Dizzy Reed and Darryl Jones. The current version, comprised of Corabi (Motley Crue/The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake/Dio), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol/Foreigner) and David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) has slid right into their predecessors shoes without a hitch.

Last year's live release called, "Live & Louder" was a direct result of their fan base clamoring for something that represented the band at its best and that's their live performances. "We recorded it last year," explained Corabi. "Our fans are really amazing and they were saying to us that the studio stuff is great but our live shows are always special. Everywhere we went people were asking us when we were going to do a live disc or DVD and then Dizzy got called back to Guns N' Roses. We had already been touring for the other two studio albums we've done and with a new member we didn't want to push anyone into the studio right away. So while breaking him in, this gave him the chance to get comfortable with the material and the rest of the guys time to collect their thoughts. However, we did record the old Grand Funk Railroad song, "We're An American Band" and we released it on the Fourth of July and its already gotten over a million views; we're very happy about that.The thing about this band, I guess Rich Fortus (Guns N' Roses/Psychedelic Furssaid it best"It's honest." "It's like life, everybody works in a different way but when we come together it's special. There's no over analyzing in this band or over processing. We realize that not everybody is going to like every song we play but we do our best every time we go on stage. We really are an old school type of band. MTV doesn't have music, our radio support is nil, so we're like old time politicians; we're on the road pressing flesh, kissing babies and getting close to the people."

With "Live & Louder" fading in the rearview mirror, the current lineup has an eye towards the studio this fall and the way they conduct their recording is not only refreshing but expedient. Corabi proudly explains the band's philosophy and methods. "We're looking at November 1 to go back in the studio. the great thing about this band is that we have five incredible songwriters so any one of us can write a song and bring it to the band. Sometimes we just have riffs and we'll develop material from there; we've all got a ton of riff ideas. Usually, a week or two before we go into the studio we'll get together and write the tunes that we are going to record, this group is incredibly fast. Motley Crue would take one to two years to record, mix and master an album, we have it all done, mixed and mastered in about a month (Laughs)."

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As the next round of, "The Dirty Dozen Tour" kicks off, they find themselves in Asbury Park, NJ at a vastly popular new venue called, "House of Independents." Opening up the show and undertaking their first ever U.S. tour are The Dives, a group based out of New York City"We're hoping for a great show in Asbury Park," says Corabi with confidence. "Brian is a Jersey guy and I'm from Philly, as is Doug. I cut my teeth, so to speak along the Jersey shore. Even though Doug and I are both from there, we have no Philadelphia shows booked; so if you want to see us you've got to make the trip this Wednesday. This is our first headlining tour run in the United States so for now we're just kind of dipping our toes in the water to see how it goes. I think between us and the Dives being close to their home we'll do well."

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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

Backstage at Championship Bar
 931 Chambers Street Trenton
Thurs. 6 p.m. City In The Clouds, (TBA). All ages, $12
Fri. 7 p.m. Surrender Dorothy, More TBA, (TBA). All ages, $10
Sat 8 p.m. "Barzallnight Special Edition" Hosted by J.Dot w/ Music by DJ T-Dogg and feat. Jatun & Random Acts of Soul, Supa Soop. Ages 21+ (18+ to perform), $10
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke Contest (Cash prizes) 
Ages 21+ 
Blend Bar & Bistro
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia  Jam
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Shaun Ruymen
Bowman's Tavern
1600 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Glenn McClelland Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 8 p.m. David dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch With Ottmar (6 p.m.) Andy Prescott
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. 9 p.m. The Battery Electric
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Curran & Jess
Sun. 5 p.m. Zack Treusch
Brothers Pizza
871 Highway 33 Hamilton Square
(609) 586-2707
Thurs. 6 p.m. Fast Ant
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton
(609) 695-9612
 Sat. 3 p.m. Lawrence Clark. $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)
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" w/ DJ Brett Gash
Tues. 9 p.m. Trivia w/ Jessie and Chelsea
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval 
Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 241-7103
Please check web page for upcoming schedule
Dadz Bar & Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609) 267-4344
Thurs. 10 p.m. "Pong Tournament"
Fri. (6 p.m.) Aaron Helh & John Dutton (10 p.m.) The Drunk Monkeys
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Byrd
Sun. 4 p.m. Derek Crider
Tues. 9 p.m. Al Snyder
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Superstar Entertainment
Dog & Bull Brew House
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.
(215) 788-2855
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mark Macmanus
Fri. (4 p.m.) "Happy Hour Jam" feat. Joe Robinson (9 p.m.) Harry Walther Band
Sat. (11 a.m.)"Saturday Brunch" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) New Pony
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (4 p.m.) Soul Custody Trio
Wed. 8 p.m. Streets of Rome
Freddies Tavern
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing
(609) 882-0978
Fri. 8 p.m. Right Turn At 40
Sat. 8 p.m. JB Rocks
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Joe Vadala
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. 8 p.m. Jumper
Sat. 8 p.m. Jelly Jam. Doors at 6 p.m., $35
Sun. 3 p.m. Rake
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m. Stick Men. Doors at 6 p.m., $35
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music" Hosted by Pat Foran
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn
15 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 466-9889
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6 p.m. Ed Wilson
Sat.   2 p.m. Jim Gaven
Sun. 2 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle & Jerry Steele
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
(609) 888-1435
Fri. 9 p.m. Boys Round Here
Sat. 9 p.m. Smoked Ice
All shows 21+
Jersey Fresh Coffee House
750 Cass Street Trenton
Fri. 7 p.m. Tab & Skrewtape, Benjamin Scott, Joey Dynomite, Corey Half Black, Kahlil Ali. $10
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. The Hoodmonks / Like Wolves & Kalaedi
Fi. 9 p.m. Billy Hector
Sat. (3 p.m.) Dirty Soap Blues Band (9 p.m.) Jerry Feiss and Friends
Sun. (3 p.m.) Anthony Sachetti (9 p.m.) Basement Noise
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. Radio Fiction Duo
Sat. 10 p.m. The Polish Nannies
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road New Egypt
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. "Laurita Grill Night"
Fri. 7 p.m. "After The Reign" Friday Night Dance Party
Sat. 1 p.m. Rick Winow
Sun. 1 p.m. Living The Dream
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"
Levitt Amp Trenton Summer Concert Series
Mill Hill Park (Corner of Front & South Broad Streets)
Thurs. 5 p.m. Bad Rabbits / Black Collar Biz
Mamma Rosa's 
572 Klockner Road Hamilton 
(609) 588-5454
Closed until Aug. 18 for vacation
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 Fridays" Christmas In July feat. DJ Favs. Ages 21+
Sat. 8 p.m. "Metal Nite" feat. Legion, Sky Valley, Meatplow. Ages 21+, $8
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike
Mercer County Park
Old Trenton Road/Hughes Drive West Windsor
(609) 303-0700
Sat. 7 p.m. The Urban Guerilla Orchestra. Gates at 6 p.m.
Millhill Basement
300 S. Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-1600
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
Sat. 8 p.m. The Fixx. Doors at 7 p.m., $50 (As of this publication this event is SOLD OUT. Call for possible  availability)
Nook's PourHouse
2043 Route 130 South Florence
(609) 447-0927
Sun. 4 p.m. "Classic Car Show" w/ DJ Byrd
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia Tuesday w/ Quizoholics
Nottingham Tavern
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square
(609) 587-6623
Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Super Dave
Wed. 5 p.m. "Weekend Warm-up" w/ DJ Chris Barlow
Ages 21+
Palermo's Of Hamilton
310 Klockner Road Hamilton
(609) 838-7979
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke
All shows 21 +
PANJ Radio
Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4673
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Stephen Scarafile
Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
(609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Ernie White & Tom Reock
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 424-3766
Fri. 8:15 p.m. Raymond The Amish Comic. Ages 17+, Doors at 8 p.m., $10
Salt Creek Grille
1 Rockingham Row Princeton
(609) 419-4200
Fri. 8 p.m. Carol Selick
Sat. 8 p.m. Charles Clark
Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 8:30 p.m. BD Lenz
Sun. 7 p.m. Princeton Bluegrass Jam
1867 Sanctuary 
101 Scotch Road Ewing
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 8 p.m. Stephen Yee Quartet. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. Rrage. $20
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown
(609) 286-2300
Fri. 10 p.m. Penque Diomede Band
Sat. 10 p.m. Black Brant
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main Street Hightstown
(609) 426-9345
Fri. 9 p.m. Strictly 60's 
Sat. 9 p.m. Speed Limit
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night 
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310
Fri. 5 p.m. "Sips and Sounds Summer Music Series" w/ Jerry Steele
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
The HOB Tavern
146 Second Street Bordentown
(609) 291-7020
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke
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. The Ruckus
Sat. 10 p.m. Seth Tieger
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. (9 p.m.) Russell Eiffert (10 p.m.)DJ Dance Party
Tues. 8 p.m. "Bearlesque In The Oak Room"
Wed. 7 p.m. Bob Egan
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 
Fri. 9 p.m. Spoondrift
The Sticky Wicket 
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Throwback Thursday" w/ DJ Chillio
Fri. 9 p.m. Off The Record "2"
Sat. 9 p.m. No Way Out
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
The Sun National Bank Center 
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 656-3200
Check website for upcoming events
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. Mike Brill
Sat. 9 p.m. Diarmuid MacSuibhne
All shows  21+
Trenton Buzz
702 Pine Street Trenton
(609) 392-6000
Fri. 8 p.m. Live Band & Open Mic. 
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Audio History of Funk and Soul" w/ Professor DJ Tangency
Mon. 9 p.m. Monday Night Karaoke w/ Benny P
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Benny
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300
Fri. 10 p.m. Goose (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. John Francis  (cover charge)
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage Night (Sign ups at 6:30 p.m.)
tues. 9 p.m. Live Band Karaoke
All shows 21+ 
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton, NJ Location)
138 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 924-7855
Fri. 10 p.m. John Francis
All shows 21+
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Open Mic/Jam Night Hosted by Ernie White
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia
Tues. 9 p.m. Ed Wilson
Ages 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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