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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites....8/24/17

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 08/24/2017

From the opening chords of, "Long Way To Go," to the closing of the encore, the Dead Daisies rocked Asbury Park's House Of Independents to its very core.

Led by the powerful vocals of  former Motley Crue front man John Corabi, this five piece unit rocked and rolled their way through a 17 song set which included a two song encore and a fabulous drum solo by Brian Tichy. Their, "Dirty Dozen Tour" had gotten off to a rollicking start and this night was no exception.

Still riding the wave from their latest disc, "Live & Louder," the band continues to gather momentum as they test the U.S. waters; diving right in at the Jersey Shore. The opener was followed by, "Mexico," off of 2015's, "Revolucion"  and it was evident that the boys were armed and ready to blow the small but vocal crowd away.

Up next and rather apt was, "Make Some Noise" followed by, "Song And A Prayer." Only four songs into the night and the smiles on their faces let those in attendance know they were in for a treat. A drum intro with a brief Corabi introduction led to a revved up version of the Credence Clearwater Revival hit, "Fortunate Son" followed by, "We All Fall Down."

A short pause allowed Doug Aldrich to switch guitars from his classic Gibson to a Fender Telecaster where he promptly placed a slide on his finger and began to glide over the fret board, eventually enticing the crowd with a tease of the Allman Brothers Band classic, "One Way Out," as Tichy readily accompanied him on drums. "Last Time I saw The Sun," gave way to what would become a fantastic drum solo as the band deserted their time keeper one by one. 

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Tichy took no prisoners and very much tipped his hand as to his influence as he tore into an approximate six minute solo rife with smatterings of the late great John Bonham throughout; right down to very Bonzo-esque bare handed pounding of his kit. Tichy's stick work was extraordinary, never breaking stride as he flipped and bounced and twirled the tools of his trade while rhythmically treating the crowd to the sort of solo once prevalent during the "Arena Rock" days of the 70's and 80's; ending by bouncing up off of his throne and acknowledging the approval of the crowd. 

The rest of the Daisies rejoined their heavy hitter and began a unique introduction into what would become a cover of The Who's, "Join Together." Corabi implored the crowd throughout to sing along but it wasn't until bassist Marco Mendoza sneaked out from behind the curtains and re-appeared four rows from the stage and began singing with the denizens that they really got going. 

"All The Same" and "With You And I" took us to the band introductions beginning with David Lowy as his mates jammed to AC/DC's"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" behind him. One by one the band did their solo bits, teasing the crowd with just enough cover tunes for each member to whet their collective appetites. 

"Mainline," "Devil Out Of Time" and a kickin' version of The Beatles, "Helter Skelter" wrapped up the set on an incredible high note. The band didn't get far as the crowd beckoned them to play another and they did not disappoint. 

Corabi explained how they tried a tune while overseas and it went over so well that they released a video of the performance. "I don't understand why this band isn't in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame but this is our tribute to Grand Funk Railroad" and with that they broke into the classic, "We're An American Band." The already pumped up crowd pushed forward and joined in the loudest sing along of the night as the boys rode the momentum from beginning to end. 

"Midnight Moses" wrapped up the night leaving many drenched in sweat and craving more but as is always the case, "Everything in life is temporary" and their time in Asbury Park, NJ was done. It should be noted that the Dead Daisies are veteran musicians who have spent many days and hours on the road, yet prior to the show, they were found at the beach, on the boardwalk and across from the venue taking pictures with fans and well wishers. A pre-show meet and greet allowed the chosen few to get up close with the guys where they were most gracious, funny and more than willing to once again pose for pictures. 

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This week's event listings

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. Michelle Wiley Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sat. 8 p.m. CJ Steinway
Sun. (12 p.m.) Brunch With Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Lovey Williams
Wed. 6 p.m. Gary Reed & Arturo Baguer
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room
19 E. Union Street Burlington
(609) 733-3562
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Shorty Rock
Sat. 9 p.m. Danger Club
Sun. 5 p.m. Charlie Stroup
Wed. 8 p.m. DJ Shorty Rock
Brothers Pizza
871 Highway 33 Hamilton Square
(609) 586-2707
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Jessica D and Bob O
Cafe Improv (Arts Council of Princeton)
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Thurs. 6 p.m. Michael Austin with the Theljon Allen Band. $2
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton
(609) 695-9612
 Sat. 3 p.m. Radam Schwartz. $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
Check web site for upcoming events
Dadz Bar & Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609) 267-4344
Thurs. 10 p.m. "Pong Tournament"
Fri. (6 p.m.) Gypsy Duo (10 p.m.) Next
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Byrd
Sun. 4 p.m. Dave & Donna
Tues. 9 p.m. John Richards
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. Dustin Beck Trio
Fri. (4 p.m.) "Happy Hour Jam" feat. Keli Vale & Nick Bucci (9 p.m.) Acoustic Martin & Co.
Sat. (11 a.m.)"Saturday Brunch" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Carl Gandolf
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (4 p.m.) Christine Warren
Wed. 8 p.m. Ivory & Steel
Fedora Cafe 
2633 Main Street Lawrenceville
(609) 895-0844
Wed. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk
Fran's Pub
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-5539
Fri. 9 p.m. Full Grown Men
Sat. 9 p.m. All Winter Long
Sun. 3 p.m. Asylum Choir
Freddies Tavern
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing
(609) 882-0978
Fri. 8 p.m. Rich Scanella
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
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
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square
(609) 586-1811
Sat. 7 p.m. Deb & Mike 
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. 
(215) 862-9897
Thurs. 8 p.m. Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets. Doors at 6 p.m., $30 (Advance $40 Day of show)
Fri. "School Of Rock" (5 p.m.) Nirvana (7:30 p.m.) Motown
Sat. (5 p.m.) "Uncle Dan DelGesso's Southbound Hoedown" (8 p.m.) Los Lonely Boys. Ages 21+, Doors at 6 p.m., $35 (Advance $40 Day of Show)
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke
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
Sun. 2 p.m. Audio Pilot Trio
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
(609) 888-1435
Fri. 9 p.m. Blues In Disguise
Sat. 9 p.m. Audio Pilot
Tues. 9 p.m. Teddy Z Jam
All shows 21+
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Comedy Night'
Fri. 9 p.m. Unknown Hinson
Sat. 3 p.m. King Of Nowhere 
Sun. (3 p.m.) Ellie Spy (9 p.m.) Trio Of Madness
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic.
Tues. 9 p.m. Something Is Happening
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
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road New Egypt
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. "Laurita Grill Night"
Sat. (11 a.m.) VinoVinyasa with Mettamade (1 p.m.) John & Maggs
Sun. 1 p.m. Gregg Parker
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out" Yoga and Wine
Levitt Amp Trenton Summer Concert Series
Mill Hill Park (Corner of Front & South Broad Streets)
Thurs. 5 p.m. The Weeklings
McGuinn's Place
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence
(609) 392-0599
Fri. 9 p.m. Domino, Domino
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+
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike
Millhill Basement
300 S. Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-1600
Sat. 9 p.m. Cryptkeeper Five, The Vansaders, Molly Rhythm, Hot Blood, Bucky Harris.
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. "Starman" The David Bowie Tribute
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. 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
Sat. 9 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys
All shows 21 +
PANJ Radio
Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4673
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. The Clydes
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 424-3766
Tues. 6 p.m. Roger Miret "Meet and Greet/Book Signing." $29
Salt Creek Grille
1 Rockingham Row Princeton
(609) 419-4200
Fri. 8 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Sat. 8 p.m. Party of 3
Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Sacco & Vanzetti
Starbucks Coffee
2673 Main Street Lawrenceville
(609) 414-3320
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker
1867 Sanctuary 
101 Scotch Road Ewing
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 7 p.m. "Fourth Friday" Open Mic. Free Admission
Sat. 8 p.m. Vin Downes & Aaron Lefebvre. $20
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown
(609) 286-2300
Fri. 10 p.m. Barbara Lin
Sat. 10 p.m. Ernie White Duo
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main Street Hightstown
(609) 426-9345
Fri. 9 p.m. Extreme Measures
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
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/ KD Brown Band
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
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. Radio Fiction Duo
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. Diablo Sandwich Band
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. Audio Pilot Trio
Sat. 9 p.m. Spoondrift
Sun. 7 p.m. Bobby Rue "CD Release Party." 
The Sticky Wicket 
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Throwback Thursday" w/ DJ Chillio
Sat. 9 p.m. Branded Ink Society 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
The Sun National Bank Center 
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 656-3200
Check website for upcoming events
Third State Brewing
352 High Street Burlington
(609) 387-1620
Fri. 7 p.m. John & Maggs
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton
(609) 392-2554
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. 
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. Sourland. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Former Belle / Queen Of Jeans. $5 (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. Pepperwine Groove
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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