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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...9/16/21

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 09/16/2021

 "We were slammed and that's the weird thing; we all kind of joked that we couldn't wait to get back to work so we could stop working so much,” laughed Styx keyboardist Lawrence Gowan as he talked about the band’s workload during the COVID pandemic, their new album “Crash Of The Crown” and the ever changing fan base to which they’ve grown accustomed“It  was really fun actually, because we kept ourselves extremely busy working on this record and I'm really glad that we did because it has already connected so well with people. We did a bunch of streaming things too so we could stay connected with the faithful out there throughout; let's call it, "The Break."

When a band has been as wildly successful as Styx, it is certainly no accident; hard work and ever evolving strategies have kept them a top selling and concert draw for decades. So, one may wonder why they don’t just rest on their laurels and do as many of their peers and tour using their past hits with no new offerings added to their catalog. According to Gowan, the band has never even considered slowing down as is evident by this latest release; pandemic or not.

"It's been a couple of pretty wild years if you think about it; hasn't it? We started this album at Tommy's studio in Nashville prior to the pandemic. We got all of the songs written there and kind of scoped and mapped it out and we got a good chunk of our vocals, particularly our background vocals done there in Nashville. It was when the pandemic began that we decided to finish the rest of the album by recording our parts in our studios in the various cities where we were because after the first three months of the pandemic, we realized that these songs were so relatable to what people were going through that we should really make an attempt to finish them off as recordings. Then by late August or September of last year the Zoom calls and through an app that studios use called Audio Movers; you can be in remote studios around the world and be hearing the others in real time and actually hear the person playing through the monitors in studio and not sending emails back and forth. So, I could hear Todd from Austin, TX in his drum room which is one of the most sophisticated on Earth and Tommy Shaw and Will Evankovich in studio in Nashville and then I was in my own studio in Toronto which holds all of my vintage keyboards and I was able to utilize all of those on the album in real time and it actually played well into our hands as how to finish the record. Ricky Phillips, Chuck Panozzo and James Young wound up flying to Nashville and finished most of their parts in Tommy's studio and we had the album done and then we played it for Universal and they were really excited about it and came up with a great plan on releasing the record by saying, "Let's hold onto it until it's simultaneous with you guys starting to tour again" and they held it until June 18 and we did our first show announcing the record on June 16 and two days later it came out and 10 days after that it hit number one on Billboard's Rock Album Chart and it is backordered now already. Universal said they were going to need another album ASAP because this one is doing really well; so, that's the story of the last year plus and the making of "Crash Of The Crown." 

With the success of their last studio album, “The Mission,” which took the band further back into its progressive rock past; they’ve decided to continue down a similar path with this new release but Gowan stops short of saying that it is a “Concept album.”

"It's 15 tracks but if you look at how short the songs are; I think the longest song just hits four minutes; these are short little pieces and one bleeds into the other and you're into the next song before you even know it,” he began to explain. “We used the template of a progressive classic rock record that is only going to be 40-minutes long because the side of a vinyl album can only be roughly 20-minutes per side before you start losing fidelity. So, we knew it was going to be 40-minutes long and instead of amalgamating these into one song; you know how you can take three or four pieces and say, OK, this is one song? We kept them individual, kind of like; we kept harkening to side two of "Abbey Road" where short little pieces suddenly flow into the next song and the next one and before you know it; you haven't even realized you've turned a corner. That's why the 15 tracks are very short in duration as individual pieces but as a long piece they basically comprise the 40-minutes that makes up the album." 

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"We've had success with the last two records approaching them that way,” he continued; “What is funny is that when something seems to happen to your detriment, there is always a good side to it if you look for it and for us, the fact that radio doesn't play new classic rock music because by its nature it has to be at least 25 years old I guess before it is classic but the form of the album suddenly came back to us and we said, there doesn't have to be a hit single. We said, what there has to be is a cohesive statement of music that lasts about 40-minutes, that is comprised of songs that interconnect in some way or in some way convey a similar sentiment where they are connected by their spirit and that is the concept. The Concept is that you are going to listen to this for 40 minutes straight, you're going to flip the thing over half-way through and you're going to hold the artwork and have this tactile experience that goes along with the listening experience and that really is where the concept comes from; it's what goes on in your mind as you listen to this whole piece and not lift the needle up and look for the single because that doesn't exist. It is all contained within the confines of the album and that's how we've approached this and that's why the songs that made it on, made it on because they fit within the boundaries of what we were trying to put together."

Even the title has an interesting flair; Gowan says that it is more inspirational than it may connotate.

""Crash Of The Crown" is a title; you can read a lot into that. There is all kinds of subtext to it etc. but the crash of the crown is the apex or the highest point on the mountain so to speak and if you look at it in a social structure or even physically; where whatever had achieved the ultimate achievement is suddenly pulled away. I envision it like a mountain, where if you suddenly chopped off the top of it, suddenly there is a volcano and what spills forth from the volcano is both terrifying and it also kind of signals renewal. So, when the crown in this case and you can read into that in any metaphorical way, when that suddenly has been wiped away all kinds of other possibilities spill forth. That is what is really put across in that song and so many of the songs on "Crash Of The Crown." The songs are about renewal and this is why we felt it so important to finish the record because it is about renewal after a cataclysmic event . A cataclysmic event like "Crash Of The Crown" or "Sound the Alarm" or "Save Us From Ourselves" or "Fight Of Our Lives;" all of these titles tie into that notion that whatever was perceived as the insurmountable is suddenly wiped away and that really relates to what the pandemic did. Who would've thought that the world could grind to a halt the way it did a year ago and yet it did. Suddenly, we've made all kinds of new discoveries that we could pull out of this; in some ways we could pull out of this better or worse depending on how you approach it." 

Given the longevity of Styx and the various phases of their career; they have acquired multitudes of fans, so; has that fan base expanded and are they accepting of the new music? Lawrence says hat from his vantage point, things have come full circle.

"I've been in the band for 22 years; I'll break it into two decades. In the first 10 years that I was in the band, most of the audience that we played to around 1999-2008 were about 40 years of age; that was roughly the base demographic, mid-thirties to about 50 and they comprised the audience. About 12 years ago I began to notice a shift in the audience; this is just me from the stage taking my own little social cross-section. I began to notice clumps of younger people together at the shows; small groups that seemed to know the songs and of course we're playing all the classic Styx stuff. There has never been a show where we don't play "Renegade," "Come Sail Away," "Blue Collar Man," "Grand Illusion" and those are songs that have to be in every Styx show which is fine and they still are but every year for the last 12, those groups of younger people have been growing to the point where when I came off stage just 12 hours ago the front row of the show were all under 40 years of age; they weren't even born when the biggest Styx records were made! They weren't born until after 1980, 81 or 82 and I recently talked to Alice Cooper about this, he sees so many kids in his audience now; as do we, that we realized this is spanning generations. Classic rock and with Styx being part of that genre; classic rock is the great musical statement of the last half of the twentieth century. There are younger people now discovering it and also bands like Led Zeppelin, Queen, Genesis and Yes and these type bands and they want to go and see them! I went and saw my friend Tony Levin who has played on all of my solo records, he was playing with King Crimson and I was sitting next to a guy who was about 18 years old and he knew the whole Crimson catalog. Like I say, the audience now and the bulk of who bought the records and built the band into what it is now are around 50 to 60 years old but what I'm seeing at shows is a multi-age situation that runs from about eight to 80. When it comes to weaving the new songs into that, we do that in a very seamless way. For example, we open the show with "Fight Of Our Lives" which is the opening of "Crash Of The Crown" and that immediately bleeds right into "Blue Collar Man." So, they're into a classic song before they even know that they've heard something new. Then for example, by the time we get towards the end of the show, Tommy has already played "Sound The Alarm" which immediately morphs into "Crystal Ball." So, he covers 45 years of his career in a span of about 10 minutes without ever introducing it as a new song and because these two albums, "The Mission" and "Crash Of The Crown" sound like they're from the 70's because of the way we approached them; a lot of people don't realize that they've heard something new because if they are young enough they might only know "Grand Illusion" or "The Mission" or they might know "Pieces Of Eight" and "KIlroy Was Here" and that's it. So, we take them on this little musical adventure where we don't necessarily spotlight the fact that this is a brand new piece of music they're hearing  and if you've heard "Crash Of The Crown," I have a tiny little piece that is only 40 seconds long called "Lost At Sea" and that sets up "Come Sail Away" now. So, that's how we have bridged the musical gap and the age gap has kind of bridged itself simply because younger people seem to love classic rock."

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This week's event listings

Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Brunch (6 p.m.) "Sunday Funday" w/ DJ Spinning
Tues. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Wed. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot                                   
Arts Council of Princeton     
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-8777  
Fri. (2 p.m.) “Princeton Makes” Art Grand Opening  (7 p.m.) Story & Verse: A Storytelling and Poetic Open Mic “The Way We Were” (8:30 p.m.) Moonlit Full Yoga (Takes place at Princeton Shopping Center located at 300 Harrison Street) 
Sat. 1 p.m. Fall Open House
Sun. 6:30 p.m. “Sukkah City” Film Screening. (FREE event)
Artworks Trenton   
19 Everett Alley Trenton   
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 12 p.m. “Art All Day + Ciclovia”
Bill's Olde Tavern     
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton     
(609) 586-0192     
Sat. 7 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis
Ages 21+ 
Bordentown Yacht Club
1 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 298-9754
Fri. 5 p.m. "Creekfest" feat. (6 p.m.) Some Assembly Required
Sat. 12 p.m. "Creekfest" feat. (1 p.m.) Black Brant (5 p.m.) Polish Nannies
Bowman's Tavern     
1600 River Road New Hope, PA     
(215) 862-2972     
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Fermenters Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Jim Dedrick Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Steve Guyger (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Broken Goblet Brewing   
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA   
(267) 812-5653   
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook / Deej Roisin
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Bougie and The Beasts
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Vedic (EP Release) / Empress
Sun. 11 a.m. “School Of Rock”
Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic w/ Cara Cartney
City Streets     
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor     
(609) 426-9400   
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich G. Aveo     
125 South Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 241-7103
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Jordan, Kuf Knotz, Christine Elise, Dave Vargo of Asbury Park Porch Fest
Community Park
West Manor Way and Gordon Road Robbinsville
Sat. 2 p.m. “Robbinsville Community Festival” feat. (3 p.m.) DJ Entertainment (3 p.m.) Performing Arts Presentation (3:30 p.m.) Chocolate Eating Contest (5 p.m.) Eric Clapton Tribute w/ “Bell Bottom Blues” (6 p.m.) Journey Tribute w/ “Frontiers”
Cooper's Riverview 
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton 
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Cover Up (9 p.m.) Club Night feat. Rotating DJs (inside event)
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Se7en Band
Sat. 8 p.m. GruvTyme 
Sun. 11 a.m. " Sunday Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Karen and Mark
Wed. (12 p.m.) "Wine Down Wednesdays" (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck / Disco Hustle Night (Inside)
All Events Ages 21+
Cream Ridge Winery   
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 259-9797  
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday 
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments) 
Dacey's Pub 
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA 
(215) 295-4838 
Fri. 6 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo 
Dadz Bar and Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly
(609) 261-0500
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Throwback Thursday/Ladies Night" w/ DJ entertainment feat. retro 70's, 80's and 90's music.
Fri. / Sat. 9 p.m. DJ entertainment
Dog & Bull Brew House     
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.     
(215) 788-2855     
Fri. 6 p.m. Eddie
Sat. 4 p.m. Paper Shakers
Sun. 4 p.m. Brian Elliot
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-0600
Fri. 6 p.m. Kirko
German American Society   
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton   
(609) 585-5200   
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Slugger O'Toole (Outdoor Biergarten Event) 
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Weekly Corn Hole Tournament
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour"  (9 p.m.) Dance Party w/ DJ In D Groove
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1657  
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Musicians Night Out" Hosted by Lovelight 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Sam Ryan
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Dwayne Dunlevy
Grounds For Sculpture   
80 Sculptors way Hamilton   
(609) 586-0616    
Fri. 10:30 a.m. Stroller Tour
Sat. 8 a.m. "Member Mornings" (9:30 a.m.) Meditation and Mindfulness
Grover's Mill Coffee House
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction     
(609) 716-8771       
Sat. 11 a.m. 3-26 Rodney & Eva
Hamilton Elks 
1580 Kuser Road Hamilton
(609) 585-8610
Sat. 12 p.m. “3rd Annual Hamilton Elks Car Show”
Hamilton Tap & Grill  
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton  
(609) 905-0925  
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Havana New Hope 
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.     
(215) 862-9897    
Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk n' Blues Jam 
Fri. (8:30 p.m.) Legacy (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (11 a.m./1:30 p.m./4 p.m.) Newtown School Of Rock (8:30 p.m.) Jumper (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 6 p.m. Steely Dan Tribute w/ “Countdown To Ecstacy”
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez(11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne 
Hopewell Theater      
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell     
(609) 466-1964    
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Your Stage At Any Stage: Open Mic" Hosted by Michelle Klein
Hopewell Valley Vineyards     
46 Yard Avenue Pennington     
(609) 737-4465     
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Dark Whiskey  
Sat. (1 p.m.) Bad Hombres
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Ashley Petett
Irish Rover Station House  
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment Paula & Sam Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke Party Hosted by Paula & Sam
Iron Plow Vineyards     
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus     
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 7 p.m. Bob O
Sun. 2 p.m. Same Old Antics
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends. 
Ivy Tavern     
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton     
(609) 888-1435     
Thurs. 9:30 p.m.Karaoke
John & Peter's     
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa     
(215) 862-5981    
Sat. 9 p.m. “Redpants Presents: New Hope Takeover” Hosted by Brian Erick feat. Brian Rothenbeck, The Clydes, Royal Arctic Institute. Doors open at 8 p.m., Ages 21+, FREE admission
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational     
All shows 21+ 
Killarney's Publick House     
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton    
(609) 586-1166    
Thurs. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction  
KUO Social
2360 Route 33 Suite 106 Robbinsville
(609) 208-9988
Wed. 5 p.m. Kym D
Laurita Winery     
85 Archertown Road New Egypt     
(609) 752-0200   
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Kricket Comedy" Hosted by Bob Marsdale. Feat. Mike Keegan, Mike Celona. Seating at 6:30 p.m., $25
Fri. (12 p.m.) "Wine In The Grove Friday" (6 p.m.) BBQ Grill Night w/  Adults ages 13+ $34.99, Kids ages 6-12 $19.99. Ages 5 and under FREE. (7 p.m.)
Sat. “September Food Truck Festival” feat. (11 a.m.) Blind Lemmon Pie (2:30 p.m.) Daisy Jug Band (6 p.m.) Nikki Briar and the Sweet Briar Band
Sun. “September Food Truck Festival” feat. (11 a.m.) The Surge (3 p.m.) Rhyme & Reason
Wed. 12 p.m. "Girls Night Out" Ages 21+  
Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm 
2691 Monmouth Road Jobstown
(609) 723-2630 
Fri. 6 p.m. Rob McMahon
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA
(215) 321-7000
Fri. 5 p.m. Larry Hink
Mamma Rosa's     
572 Klockner Road Hamilton     
(609) 588-5454   
Fri. 6 p.m. Deb & Mike
Sat. 6 p.m. Roundabout
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Sat. 12 p.m. “5th Annual Chili Cookoff”
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     
Sat. 9 p.m. F.F.O.G
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Mercer County Park  (Boathouse at Mercer Lake) 
334 South Post Road West Windsor 
(866) 683-3586 
Sat. 8 a.m. Dragon Boat Festival
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor   
(609) 448-1947  
Sat. 6 p.m. Summer Concert Series: Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute. $5 (Parking Fee)
More Than Q 
13 Klines Court Lambertville 
(609) 773-0072
 Sun. (11 a.m.) Packy's Sunday Brunch feat. Sim Cain & Dave Haneman w/ "Special Guests" Keith Kenny, Bill Fowler, Keith Hartel and more. (2 p.m.) "3 Days of Peace & Brisket" feat. Keith Kenny
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
Fri. 8 p.m. The Drowsy Chaperone
Sat./Sun. 3 p.m. The Drowsy Chaperone
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzo
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Sun. (8 a.m.) “Cars and Coffee” (11:30 a.m.)  Kevin Hill at "Tye Dye Amy's"
Mon. 5 p.m. Full Moon Market (Harvest Moon)
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.  Trivia Night
Sat. 3 p.m.The Salty Dogs 
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Fri. 8 p.m. The Naturals
Sat. 8 p.m. “Half-Way to Paddy’s Day Party” w/ Jamison Celtic Rock
Wed. 7 p.m. LeCompt Acoustic Duo
Old Town Pub     
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 291-9232    
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia   
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Modern Mojo Acoustic
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 4 p.m. "Locals Night" w/ Live "Strolling" Musician 
Fri. 7 p.m. Movie Night on the Green feat. "Rookie Of The Year"
Sun 12 p.m.Carm & Dave Duo
Pasquale's Sports Bar
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(267) 202-6268
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour feat. (TBA)
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ or Live Band Entertainment 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Patriots Crossing     
1339 River Road Titusville     
(609) 737-2780    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"   
Princeton Country Club
1 Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Fri. 6 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Rosedale Mills
101 Route 31 North Pennington
(609) 737-2008
Sat. 1 p.m. Outdoor Line Dancing. $10 (Rain date Sundays 12 p.m.)
Saint Mark United Methodist Church
465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square
(609) 587-1286
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Wieszczek
Sav'Aged Designs
110 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(609) 937-6104
Sat. 10 a.m. The Art of Adriana Groza
Small World Coffee     
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-4377 x2   
Sat. 6 p.m. Suite Talk: Zachary Mowitz
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Sat. 11 a.m. Tailgate Party and Free Demos
Tara's Tavern    
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown     
(609) 286-2300     
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Tavern On The Lake      
101 Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 426-9345     
Fri. 9 p.m. Black Zeppelin
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Temperance House     
5 South State Street Newtown, PA     
(215) 944-8050     
Thurs. 7p.m. "Blues Night" w/ Steve Guyger 
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kevin Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. Bigg Romeo
The Cool Cricket     
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro     
(609) 291-9110     
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke  
The Dubliner   
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1816  
Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sat. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Bill O’Neal
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" Hosted by 
The Five Four Bar & Grill   
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 547-5525   
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Fri. 9 p.m. Witzend
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Roost     
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge     
(609) 208-0050   
Fri. 8 p.m. "Summer's End 80's Party" w/ 80's Undercover
The Sycamore Grill     
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA     
(215) 908-6326     
Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project
Sat. 8 p.m. Plush Duo
The Vibe Lounge at Mastoris
Route 130 and Route 206 Bordentown
(609) 298-4650
Sat. 6 p.m. On The Rocks Duo
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream
183 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 683-8720
Sat. 7 p.m. BackTrack
Tir Na Nog     
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton     
(609) 392-2554   
Fri. 5 p.m. "Billy Briggs Scholarship Fundraiser" feat. The Williamsboy. (Guest bartenders)
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
All Shows 21+    
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)     
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.     
(215) 862-8300     
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia     
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage 
All shows 21+   
Vault Tap Room
19 West College Avenue Yardley, PA
(267) 907-8550
Fri. 7 p.m. Jon Savage Acoustic Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Ryan Sab
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA
(215) 355-4739 
Sat. 7 p.m. Keep The Change
Wed. 10 p.m. Beer Pong Wednesdays
Working Dog Winery     
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown     
(609) 371-6000 
Sat. 1 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sun. 1 p.m. Catmoondaddy
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
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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.



Don Was and the Pan Detroit Ensemble

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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Voice and the Violin

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: music

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Paul Anka – Seven Decades Tour

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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Blues Wine & BBQ to Take Place in Gloucester County

(MULLICA HILL, NJ) -- Don't miss the ultimate finger-licking summer bash at Blues Wine & BBQ, taking place June 22-23, 2024 at the Gloucester County Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill from 12:00pm to 5:00pm each day. New Jersey wineries will kick off the summer in smokin' blues style with live music from Fish Eyed Blue on Saturday and Peter V & The Blues Train on Sunday.

New Jersey Symphony's 2023–24 Season Finale features Daniil Trifonov Playing Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F

19th Annual Sourland Mountain Festival preview

North to Shore Festival Brings Band of Horses and Lake Street Dive to Stone Pony Summer Stage

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