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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites....8/31/17


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 08/31/2017

Guitarist Eddie Fernandez and bassist Tony Nemati had discussions about music and more during their high school days but according to Fernandez they had, "Never intended on establishing themselves." However, like so many others before them, the pair added a drummer and performed locally until the call of higher education came beckoning.

Four years later, Fernandez (Who had been penning material  since high school) was looking to bring what he termed as, "Letting some stuff out," to the masses. Armed with original material, he convinced his younger brother Nick Fernandez to form a band as an outlet for their creativity. A brief search landed drummer Chris Skolsky and circa 2001 The West Front was born.

Utilizing various lead guitarists, the trio stayed in tact and for eight years plied their wares all over the state of New Jersey as they grew together and yet, sadly apart. Going from being post college kids feeling their way around the music scene, gaining confidence within themselves on their way to becoming seasoned musicians can separate a lot of bands. Unfortunately this was the case with Eddie and Nick Fernandez, who grew in two different directions leading to Nick's eventual departure from the unit.  

Left with a large void to fill, the band ran an, "Anonymous add" seeking a replacement bassist and it was then that the hand of fate extended itself when none other than old friend Tony Nemati answered the call. Drummer Chris Skolsky is quoted as saying, "We knew after the first song that we found our guy."

Over the years the band, as most do, evolved. Nemati yielded to Jessy Tylers on bass, Vinnie Bruno was added on lead guitar and Jenn Karma was signed as a vocalist to compliment Fernandez. The four/five piece unit began to ascend and do so with alacrity. Nominated for various awards, opening for acts like Bush, Chevelle, Fuel, John Eddie and Tom Keifer among others; they have gone from garage band to deserving headliners in a hurry. 



 
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Currently the band is in a state of flux as life tends to get in the way and every day happenstance occurs. They have reached the point of being selective with their performances and continue to write, record and ready themselves for a future that is sure to be very bright. 

To discover more about The West Front, please go to www.thewestfront.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


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
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. 8 p.m. David Dales Trio
Sun. 7 ;30 p.m. CJ Steinway
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. The Fermenters
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room
19 E. Union Street Burlington
(609) 733-3562
Sat. 9 p.m. Lost In Society
Cafe Galleria 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2400
Fri. 7 p.m. Avi Wisnia 
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton
(609) 695-9612
 Sat. 3 p.m. Mike Boone. $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
COARadio.com 
Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 241-7103
Check web site for upcoming events
Common Sense Brewing
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651
Sat. 5 p.m. "Grand Opening" feat. John & Maggs
Dadz Bar & Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609) 267-4344
Thurs. 10 p.m. "Pong Tournament"
Fri. 10 p.m. 44 Fridays
Sat. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Byrd
Sun. 4 p.m. Eric & Aaron of Sanctuary
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. Jeff Selby
Mon. 9 a.m. "Labor Day Brunch"
Fran's Pub
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-5539
Fri. 9 p.m. Ja Tun and Random Acts of Soul
Freddies Tavern
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing
(609) 882-0978
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Joe Vadala
Golden Nugget Flea Market (Rush Lounge)
1850 River Road Lambertville
(609) 397-0811
Sat. 6 p.m. Ken Shiles & CiBon 
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./Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Joshia "Labor Day Weekend Dance Party." 
Sun. 2 p.m. Midnight Sun Orchestra
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
Fri. 6 p.m. Jon Savage
Sat. 1 p.m. Bob & Jess
Sun. 1 p.m. Bob Daley & Dave Dedrick
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
(609) 888-1435
Fri. 9 p.m. Zero 8619
Sat. 9 p.m. The Ernie White Band
All shows 21+
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Jared Mancuso
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. Dave Murray
Sat. 12 p.m. "Paddy-o Carnival" w/ WPST DJ Shinn, Live Music
Wed. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction Duo
Lambertville Elks Lodge 1070 
66 Wilson Street Lambertville 
Sat. 7 p.m. "First Saturday" Open Mic. 
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road New Egypt
(609) 752-0200
Fri. 7 p.m. "AF-Friday Night Dance Party" feat. Asbury Fever (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)
Sat. "Laurita Grape Stomping" feat. (11 a.m.) Shore Syde Band (2:30 p.m.) Roundabout 360 (6 p.m.) Let's Be Frank
Sun. "Laurita Grape Stomping" feat. (11 a.m.) The Half Brothers (1:30 p.m.) Ben Weiner Trio (4:30 p.m.) The Polish Nannies
Mon. (12 p.m.) "Customer Appreciation Day" (1 p.m.) Gregg Parker
Wed. 6 p.m. Girls Night Out "Jewelry For Beginners" 
Mamma Rosa's 
572 Klockner Road Hamilton 
(609) 588-5454
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Richard Schneider 
Sun. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
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+
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike
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
Check Web Site for Upcoming Events
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. Branded Ink Society
All shows 21 +
PANJ Radio
Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4673
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Mr PayDay
Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
(609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Smoked Ice
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 424-3766
Check Web Site for Upcoming Events
Salt Creek Grille
1 Rockingham Row Princeton
(609) 419-4200
Fri. 8 p.m.(TBA)
Sat. 8 p.m.(TBA)
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. 8 p.m. Mike Herz & Bill Buttner. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. Jacob Johnson. $20
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown
(609) 286-2300
Fri. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main Street Hightstown
(609) 426-9345
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/ Ocean Country
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
Sat. Jaerv (4 p.m.) Workshop, $25. (8 p.m.) Concert, $20 (Combo ticket for both $40)
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
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
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Jon Gosselin
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. (6:30 p.m.) NYC's Drag Darling: Paige Turner (9 p.m.) Michael Ferreri (10 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Mon. 9:30 p.m. "Lipstick Monday Drag Show"
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 
Sat. 9 p.m. Victor on Guitar
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 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. Billy McGovern
Sat. 9 p.m. Billy Walsh
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" w/ McDermott's Handy
Wed. 9 p.m. "First Wednesday" feat 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
Wed. 8 p.m. "Zen That Beat" Yoga & Music feat. Cheryl Young (Yoga) Ryan Holiday (Music). $15 advance/$20 at door. Includes class, buffet and 1 cocktail)
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300
Fri. 10 p.m. (TBA). $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. The Letters Home. $5 (cover charge)
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage Night (Sign ups at 6:30 p.m.)
All shows 21+ 
Triumph Brewing Company (Princeton, NJ Location)
138 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 924-7855
Fri. 10 p.m. (TBA)
All shows 21+
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Ernie White
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia
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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