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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...8/2/18


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 08/02/2018

"We co-headline with 3 Doors Down and it's a lot of fun. You get up there and you look at the set lists of the bands and you go, man it's like a dang radio hit show, it's exciting and I love watching the audience line up and say, wow I remember that song and our true followers; we still do pack'em in and we pack a lot into each set per show and it's a lot of fun. We try to do the best every night and we never take it for granted that we're getting to play live in front of fans as well." 

Collective Soul drummer Johnny Rabb makes no attempt to hide his excitement over the current tour they share with the aforementioned 3 Doors Down and Soul Asylum. Thus far, Rabb is very pleased with the early results and seems very optimistic going forward.

"It's going great! I was talking with Chet (Roberts) the guitar player from 3 Doors Down and he goes, man the combination of hits and the songs between these bands and I don't mean that we're talking about ourselves as great writers even though Ed (Vocalist/front man Roland) is; he wasn't being arrogant but the combo in a night of hits that have been on the radio is so great and the crowd is enjoying it and everyone is having a good time and listening to songs that everyone knows is kind of cool. You've got three bands with a lot of history and a lot of songs, it's awesome."

Collective Soul has been recording and touring for more than two decades and in today's instant gratification society, many groups have taken to touring with their peers and performing high energy, "Greatest Hits" type sets. When asked if Collective Soul falls into that realm; Rabb readily elaborated,"That's awesome that you asked that but again we're coming up on 25 years and I've known about these guys even from back in my Nashville days and then more when they came about in the late 90's. We are definitely including new songs in the set and of course each night we have limited time no matter what we're doing so the crowd is getting to hear all of the hits plus at least three new songs that we've been in studio recording that nobody has heard. So it's pretty exciting to play these new songs for people as well as the hits; it's a well rounded set of music each night. We have 19 songs recorded and in the can right now ready to be released next year."

A possible new album with19 songs? Sounds like the band have been busy; so when can we expect this new work to be released and will it be more than one record?"I've heard rumors about the double album idea. We're big fans of still releasing on vinyl and we literally have those songs ready and it's funny going back and listening now because we did 10 of the songs in 2017 and nine songs this year. Ed will be the final word on that but yeah, a lot of new music ready to go."



 
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New music is relative to one's perspective. New to the band or new musical sounds or styles can mean different things to different people and there's neutrality in Rabb's take on today's, "New" music. 

"I have two daughters so the radio when I'm driving them to school is pretty much on their station but I try to expose them to what we're doing and what bands my wife and I grew up on in the 80's with satellite radio in the car. I think there are some great new bands out there but personally nothing that I totally rally behind but I do give them credit as far as production and the new styles that people are doing. I'm a big electronic music fan myself so I'm not anti anything, I don't think it's the same but again I'm 46 and I've got my own opinions on how bands were bands back in the day. You get together, you rehearse, you play, you know like in our band; five guys playing together, real instruments playing rock. Ed writes the songs then we get our parts going and literally rock; if one of us stops playing then that's it you can hear it. I think today is just different, a lot of it is done on full laptops and that's about it; nothing wrong with that but I still love just rock and old pop rock music. It's a whole new generation of stuff, I guess that's just how it goes but hats off to anyone who is doing it now but it's just a different vibe for sure."

Rabb began playing drums at a very young age and gained experience as he discovered various genres and through this has become a well-rounded player; a percussive chameleon of sorts.  

"I started playing as a kid when I was eight years old, was self-taught at first and then had lessons. Then some friend of my brothers played, "Exit Stage Left" when we were camping and I was like; what is this stuff? I grew up with Rush and Neil Peart was kind of the main reason that I got started and then I got into Yes. Then all of these little instructional videos started coming out and that's a whole different sign of the times as well; Steve Smith's, "Threshold" video came out and I didn't even realize he was with Journey, I just knew him as Steve Smith the jazz, funk, fusion drummer and he and I have become really good friends and he's such a great guy and probably my biggest influence but that whole era of late 70's and early 80's drummers were my inspiration. Luckily, I've gotten to meet all but a few of them at either drum clinics or festivals and that kind of blows my mind now; I didn't think I'd ever be able to meet them let alone share a stage with them. All of my influences I've had the opportunity to meet see or have dinner with and talk shop. So the whole drum hero journey has been a really cool thing for me."

Another of Rabb's favorite drummers comes from one of the greatest rock lineages of all time, "We got to tour with Jason Bonham and Sammy Hagar last summer and I think Jason is just slaying it with what he's doing. I think it's very genuine and not just only, hey look I'm Jason Bonham and I'm related; I think he's got his own artistic value going on, he's so good! Sometimes I'd be on side stage and I'd be jumping up and down because he's so powerful and good."

So with varied tastes and an education to boot; is there any period of adjustment to be made when he saddles up to perform with Collective Soul and how does he balance his predecessors styles with his own? 

"I play the songs and nightly I pay tribute to the past drummers that have been with them. We're all friends and there's such respect and I think over the years, I've adapted to give them what they want whether it's the way I'm hitting or what they want musically. My background is funk, pop, jazz, fusion and I went to Berklee and was schooled in that and I have all that background. So that just kind of comes through, I definitely try and bring to it the correct feel and approach to these gigs and I love it. This is a heavy hitting gig and I love the guys, they're second family to me."



 
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Respect is key and Rabb is currently paying it to a classic drum manufacturer as well. Playing a set of drums which pre-date him, Rabb sees the value in experimentation and visiting the past as well as living in the present.

" I was doing the endorsement thing for years and I stopped and then I did it again and I just recently stopped again so I could play whatever I wanted to play whether it be new or vintage. Right now I'm playing a '69 Rogers Holiday kit with a white acrylic gloss wrap that's really fun. I had a sparkle kit on the 2012 tour but this one is white and our stage set up has a lot of white in it so it works. There's so many great drum companies out there which is kind of one of the reasons why I stopped doing the endorsements because I wanted to be able to explore and go back to the reasons that I started playing."

"The Rock 'N' Roll Express Tour" makes two stops in the Garden State; the first is August 11 in Holmdel at the PNC Bank Arts Center and the second is August 19 at The Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City. There are VIP packages and single tickets available for both shows and prices vary at each venue. 

So what will Rabb do when this very busy tour comes to an end?"It sounds cliche but I love my family; we'll hang out, we have a pet dog and he's awesome. I'll write music, I have a drum studio, I'll teach, I do consulting for some drum companies and in the off times it's rest. The tour will end but there will be some spot gigs like a club or a theater show; we'll continue to do that. Also Ed never stops writing which is amazing so we may even be in the studio. There's talk of more studio time in early 2019 and I love that he wants to keep writing. We keep in touch, we do things, so it doesn't stop when the tours end."

To discover more about Collective Soul, the tour or ticket information; please go to www.collectivesoul.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. The Grace Little Band. (Held at Princeton Shopping Center. See listing below)   
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. Larry Tamanini Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. David Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch w/ Ottmar (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  
Sat. 9 p.m. Zendog
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney and Mike Reinig
Sat. 8 p.m. Soul Custody
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Brian Bortnick 
Brothers Pizza
871 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 586-2707
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music On The Patio" feat. (TBA)
Bruno's Bicycles, One Sweet Ride
19 South Main Street Allentown
(609) 208-0544
Fri. 7 p.m. Jamm band
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington  
(609) 499-1355  
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Burlington County Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard Westampton
Fri. 7 p.m. The Strictly 60's Band
Sat. 7 p.m. NY NY Dueling Pianos
Caffe Galleria
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2400
Please check web site for upcoming events
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. The Burns
Common Sense Brewing
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651
Sat. 4 p.m. Paul Plumeri & Jerry Monk
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Fri. 10 p.m. "Diamond's After Dark" feat. Asylum Choir
Sat. 6 p.m. The Swing of Things
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. Harry Walther Band
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. David Dzubinski (9 p.m.) Gypsy Mother
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton (4 p.m.) Sister Blue
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Fri. 8 p.m. In The Groove
Sat. 8 p.m. Jim Delre Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616
Please check web site for upcoming events
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. John & Carm
Halo Pub (Fete) 
9 Hullfish Street Princeton
(609) 921-1710
Sat. 6 p.m. Liam Suttcliffe Trio
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri. (8:30 p.m.) Slamm Band. $7 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Toga Party. $8 (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (8 p.m.) Arnold McCuller feat. Matt Cusson and Jerry Marotta. Doors at 7 p.m., $35 
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Rebel's of Grundy City, Jason Hinkle
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell  
(609) 466-1964 
Sat. 8 p.m. The Howard Fishman Quartet. $35.19, $36.25, $37.32
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Dom Flemons. $28.79, $31.42, $34.12 
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. Karaoke / Open Mic Night
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Girl Jam
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Living The Dream
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Sergio & Lars
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill  
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(267) 914-4517  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Ernie White Band
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam  
Iron Plow Vineyards  
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus  
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 6 p.m. Don The Medicine Man
Sat. 1 p.m. (TBA)
Sun. 1 p.m. Spoondrift   
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Lineverno
Sat. 9 p.m. Audio Pilot
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 
Fri. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Cowbell Superstar / Atomic Sky
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic.  
Tues. 7 p.m. Vin Mott's Rhythm & Blues Band / Meg Williams Band
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational  
All shows 21+ 
Killarney's Publick House  
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 586-1166 
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Lambertville Elks
66 Wilson Street Lambertville
(609) 397-4210
Sat. 7 p.m. First Saturday Open Mic
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200  
Thurs. 7 p.m. "2018 Laurita Junior Idol Singing Showcase" Idol Semi-Finals" 
Fri. 7 p.m. Movie Night Under The Stars "Guardians of the Galaxy." Ages 21+
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. "Laurita Irish Festival
Wed. 6 p.m. "Laurita Summer Grill Night"
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 7 p.m. Cafe con Leche
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Zach & Tilli
Sun. 11 am "Jazz Brunch" feat. Brian Ulrich
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. Last Call
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. Sonido Latino. (Food/drink specials, cigar bar, boat tours)
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor
(609) 448-1947
Fri. 7 p.m. The Sensational Soul Cruisers 
Sat. 6 p.m. "Latin Night" w/ Jimmy Bosch
Sun. 7 p.m. The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute w/ Tusk
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600  
Fri. 8 p.m. "Teel's Going Away" feat. Retroglyphs, Overlook, good night/good luck. $8
Sat. 9 p.m. Riot Porn, Bern & the Bastards, Worldsucks. $8
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. Adaawe / Nalani & Sarina. (FREE Admission)
Music On Main
15 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
Sat. 7 p.m. De Tierra Caliente
Music On The Street
16 South State Street Newtown, PA
Thurs. 6 p.m. BCX
New Hope Winery 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Thurs. 8 p.m. Joe Purdy / Amy Vachal. Doors at 7 p.m., $20  
Fri. 8 p.m. Jesse Colin Young. Doors at 7 p.m., $58 (SOLD OUT check on availability)
Sat. 8 p.m. David Bowie Tribute w/ "Starman." Doors at 7 p.m., $30
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. 9 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators
Sat. 9 p.m. (TBA)
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Gypsy Mother
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 + 
Parx Casino (360 Bar)  
2999 Street Road Bensalem, PA  
(888) 588-7299  
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Latin Night" w/ DJ George Dennis
Fri. (9:30 p.m.) Drop Dead Sexy (10 p.m.) DJ Capps
Sat. (5 p.m.) Tuesday's Gone (9:30 p.m.) The Exceptions (10 p.m.) DJ Eric Vanderslice
Sun. 5 p.m. A tribute to Elvis w/ "Through The Years"
Wed. 8 p.m. Paul Bond
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008  
Fri. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 9 p.m. Drunk Monkeys
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Princeton Shopping Center
301 North Harrison Street Princeton
Thurs. 6 p.m. The Grace Little Band. (FREE Admission)
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 424-3766 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) The Dollyrots (SOLD OUT) (9 p.m.) The Dollyrots. $15
Sat. 8 p.m. REM Tribute w/ "Lower Wolves. $10
Sun. 7 p.m. Maryann Price & The Edge Hill Rounders. $20
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. National Night Out (Event takes place at Police Headquarters)
Rossi's Bar & Grill  
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 890-2004  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ernie White
Salt Creek Grille  
1 Rockingham Row Princeton  
(609) 419-4200  
Fri. 8 p.m. Keith Franklin 
Sat. 8 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Rick Fiori Jazz Trio
Stone Terrace by John Henry's
2275 Kuser Road Hamilton
(609) 581-8855
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton 
Wed. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
1867 Sanctuary  
101 Scotch Road Ewing  
(609) 392-6409
Check web site for upcoming events
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown  
(609) 286-2300  
Fri. 10 p.m. El Ka Bong
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaike w/ Big Daddy G
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
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 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. Grouser Girls
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. 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
Sun. 2 p.m. Aidan & Devin Jazz Duo
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
Sat. 2 p.m. Rob Levy
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. Paper Shakers
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee
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. Julie Goldman. $25
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. Acoustic Music by Chuck
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 Band
Fri. 8 p.m. Scoville Blues
Sun. 3 p.m. Joe and Krista
Wed. 6 p.m. AJ Slick
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington
(609) 387-1620
Sat. 5 p.m. "Festival of Lights" w/ Live Music, DJ
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. Billy McGovern
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" w/ McDermott's Handy
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 
Sat. 9 p.m. Charles Laurita & The Mischief
Sun. 9 p.m. "SIN Industry Night"
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Night w/ Benny P  
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. Cosmic Jerry. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Colleen Ryan. $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. The Williamsboy


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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Flying V Productions presents ElephantProof with Turtle Logic at The Homestead Bar & Kitchen

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Flying V Productions presents ElephantProof with Turtle Logic at The Homestead Bar & Kitchen on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. A tight-knit quartet comprised of some of Boston's finest musicians, ElephantProof stands as an enchanting embodiment of dynamic and eclectic sonic energy. Doors open at 7:00pm.


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