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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...9/19/19

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 09/19/2019

"When we made our debut we had been together for two months and we did like a five song set," says Brian Erickson of The Extensions as he and the band prepare for the release of their first six song EP, "Bellicose."

September 20 at 8 p.m. Erickson, drummer Pete Stern, bassist Kevin Newcomb and keyboardist Lisa LoVell will officially debut their first effort to the masses with a release party at Asbury Lanes located at 209 4th Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ. 

Formed not entirely from the ashes of other projects but rather an "Extension" of their individual passions; the band had a unique beginning.

"It's a band that started to form; I know that you remember the old band The Paper Jets and I know that you're familiar with the extended family members of the band and you're pretty familiar with that whole camp. The Paper Jets released a record at the end of 2018 and it became clear that it was going to be our last show or at least our last show for a long time and I really didn't want to stop playing in a band and performing live like that," explained Erickson as he offered insight on how the group came to be. "So I found a couple of other musicians whose projects were either ending or were looking to do something kind of different; maybe an extension if you would of all of our other bands and then it all kind of came together. Our very first show, we were lucky enough to get booked at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park; so we had a nice way to set expectations right from the gate. We weren't going to be playing dives and this was a serious pursuit right from the outset. We're very lucky to know and be friendly with the people there, it was a Monday night show and we brought a little bit of crowd with us; we're happy that they gave us a shot."

Erickson says the mindset was different from past projects; most times when a band goes their separate ways the individual components begin a search for new band mates but The Extensions were formed from anticipation and their perspective is one of confident swagger not rebuilding.

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"The Paper Jets release show was such a spectacle; we did it at Asbury Lanes, we had several hundred people show up, we invited former members to come back and play with us for the first time in years and if you're a band on that level, you couldn't throw a better sort of farewell for yourself," he recounted with a chuckle. "The Paper Jets were together for 10 years so it was like, let's get former members back on stage with us, let's put a great bill together and let's pack the room. So then the impetus was, I've got to use that momentum somehow; so why not use it for more music? Especially because we already had some new songs written as the new band and we didn't want to start by just showing up at open mic nights. We kind of knew because we have all come from other serious projects that we didn't need to get to the back of the line; we could kind of skip ahead a little bit. We are willing to put that pressure on ourselves and almost like demand to be taken seriously. Find me another band in the scene that is willing to do that; to just start up and say, yup, here we are and kind of treat it like a big deal,  because if we don't; who will?"

"We got to writing very quickly; I had a couple of the songs hangin' out there that didn't quite fit The Paper Jets or maybe would have had we tried for another record but as it became clear that the band wasn't going to really do much I brought some things to the new crew and we worked on what we liked and a lot of the songs weren't done and it became a process of here are some ideas that I think are OK, accept what you like and reject what you don't like and let's hit the stage. I didn't want to wait a year to debut a new project, I wanted a nice smooth process from one to the next. I kind of like that too in a way because I haven't seen that happen around the local music scene where you release an album and then just like that you say, well alright that's over, got a show with the new band in two weeks! We wanted to do it that way; people start bands and end bands all the time but I didn't want to be that person that got a new band and then a year after that another new band and so on. I said, let's all take this seriously, let's get into a studio now, let's really do this. Maybe the record suffers for it a little bit because it kind of sounds like four people in a room; we didn't really go crazy on the production of it but we got four people in a room after rehearsing the stuff for a few months and just kind of put it all down. We recorded it at Firehouse Studios in Oceanport because Matt DuBrow owns and runs the studio, is an easy going guy and I didn't want to over-complicate this, he had gotten us our second show, he was able to keep it in budget for us too which was very important."

Capitalizing on past good fortunes and reputations is not a new concept, however when your past units were moderately successful and had established fan bases creating a new persona can be difficult. Erickson says this was never an issue with these four personalities.

"I am the principle songwriter, we credit everything to the band because these songs wouldn't necessarily be what they are if they were left to my own devices or left to another band. So each member puts their unique stamp on it so everybody gets credited as co-writers but I'm usually the one who brings a full song or some idea and the band puts their own spin on it and that's how they become an Extensions songs. The reason it's The Extensions is; well I was doing a lot of work under my own name too and my buddy Jesse Elliott said, "You need something snazzy like Elvis Costello and The Attractions; what about Brian Erickson and the Extensions?" "I thought, that kind of sounds OK so I took it to the band and said; what do you think? Basically they said we can do that but if we do that we're not going to be as involved. We aren't going to make some of the concessions that you might want us to make; if you drop your name and we're just The Extensions then we are all in. I said, OK that's easy enough for me because I wasn't looking for a dictatorship I was just looking for something snappy; so if you guys want to be all in on this then let's go all in. There are a lot of bands in the scene where the band will "belong" to let's say the guitarist and the drummer and the lead guy and the bassist get paid. They're in the band but they're paid players or others own their band name and just dole out payment and the others are paid like backing players. The preference was that we all wanted to be equal members and be part of this; everybody wanted to be in a band."

So with the ground rules firmly established, material written and a wide open future; the next logical step was to get the music out to the public. A deal with a label was reached, the venue secured and with great anticipation Erickson and the band realize the value of striking while the proverbial iron is hot. 

"Since we capitalized on the momentum of The Paper Jets show we were able to sort of get ourselves a deal with Mint 400 Records and again, on the strength of The Paper Jets release show last year we were able to jump back in with Asbury Lanes and do The Extensions release there on September 20. I think the way that you keep the momentum going is to capitalize on showings of good faith; where a place or a band or people do right by you and you say, well you did right by me and we packed the house; so how about we come in and do it again? It would've been less pressure on us to do it at a different venue but sometimes I like that little bit of pressure; especially to say, this is the band's first record so let's put that pressure on ourselves, let's prove that we can do it because if we can do it there we can take that and say, hey we did this here, let's take it to your room now too. Hopefully the music is enjoyable enough where people will like it and want to listen to it and go stream it online or God forbid drop five bucks for a CD (laughs)."

"Bellicose" is only the tip of the iceberg and Erickson says that it's a good indicator of what the band is made of; a harbinger of what's to come. 

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"The EP is six songs and they have a specific sound and feel about them. Some of the stuff we've started to put together after these have a different feel or tone, they've taken on a little bit of a different life so we decided to save that for a full length record because we have more stuff than we've recorded. This EP is nice and breezy and kind of establishes what we are all about." 

To discover more about The Extensions please visit 

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

Arm & Hammer Park 
1 Thunder Road Trenton
(609) 394-3300
Sat. 12 p.m. "River Fest" 
Arts Council of Princeton     
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-8777  
Sat. 4 p.m. "An Evening with Bollywood" feat. DJ Atresh (This is held at Princeton Shopping Center located at 301 Harrison Street / FREE admission)
Bill's Olde Tavern     
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton     
(609) 586-0192     
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia    
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+    
Blend Bar & Bistro     
911 Highway 33 Hamilton     
(609) 245-8887   
Sun. 7 p.m. Karaoke  
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. Neil Podgurski Trio
Fri. (5 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan  
Sat. 7 p.m. David Dales Trio
Sun. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Gary Reed & Aurturo
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room     
19 E. Union Street Burlington     
(609) 733-3562  
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Side Bar Summer Cookout Series"  
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Mike Phills
Sat. 8 p.m. Angry Young Band
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Broken Goblet Brewing   
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA   
(267) 812-5653   
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Chuck's BBQ (8 p.m.) "Liberty Music Fest" 
Fri. (4 p.m.) Chuck's BBQ (6 p.m.) "Liberty Music Fest" 
Sat. (4 p.m.) Chuck's BBQ (7 p.m.) "Liberty Music Fest"
Tues. 7 p.m. Michael Graves
Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Dana Collins
All Shows 
Caffe Galleria   
23 North Union Street Lambertville   
(609) 397-2400   
Fri. 7 p.m. JP3 Jazz
Candlelight Lounge     
24 Passaic Street Trenton     
(609) 695-9612     
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 (Includes hot buffet) 
Sat. 3 p.m. (TBA) $10 (cover charge/$10 Minimum includes buffet)    
Championship Bar   
931 Chambers street Trenton   
(609) 396-5457  
Sat. 8 p.m. "Behold The Craft 5" w/ Killa Kellz, Rockaset, Heroes 4 Hire, Cypher, DJ Alien
Mon. 8 p.m. "Art Chill Night"   
Tuesday 8 p.m. "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     
125 South Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 241-7103
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. The Extensions
Cook A.A.  
411 Hobart Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 586-5117 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Karaoke at The Cook" Hosted by Superstar Entertainment 
Cooper's Riverview 
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton 
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Thirsty Thursdays" w/ DJ Paul Desisto. Ages 21+
Fri. (4 p.m.) Paradise Happy Hour w/ DJ Randy (7 p.m.) No Way Out
Sat. 7:30 p.m. "End of Summer Freestyle Dance Party" w/ George Lamond, (TBA). $20 (advance)
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch"
Wed. 7 p.m. Acoustic Showcase Songwriter Night 
Dacey's Pub 
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA 
(215) 295-4838 
Fri. 7 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo 
Diamond's of Hamilton     
661 Route 33 Hamilton     
(609) 981-7900     
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Entertainment 
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Entertainment 
Dog & Bull Brew House     
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.     
(215) 788-2855     
Fri. 8 p.m. Mia Johnson  
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale (8 p.m) Pale Horse 
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale
Tues. 7 p.m. 90's Trivia 
Frans Pub   
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-5539   
Fri. 8 p.m. The Bansai Bills
Sat. 8 p.m. All Lit Up
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville
(609) 426-9203
Sun. 3 p.m. Open Mic and Karaoke
German American Society   
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton   
(609) 585-5200   
Fri. 7 p.m. "Fire Pit Friday" 
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1657  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Shakey
Fri. 9 p.m. Blind Lemmon Pie
Sat. 9 p.m. Other Mother Brother Band
Sun. 2 p.m. Brad Staydle
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Sam Ryan Music
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia hosted by Duane 
Grounds For Sculpture   
80 Sculptors way Hamilton   
(609) 586-0616    
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Sing Along with Sculpture" w/ Seward Johnson   
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "Comedy Night at Rat's" w/ Helen Angley. Ages 21+, $30
Grover's Mill Coffee House
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction     
(609) 716-8771     
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Anker   
Halo Pub   
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square   
(609) 586-1811   
Sat. 7 p.m. Acoustic Martin & Company
Halo Pub (Fete)    
9 Hullfish Street Princeton   
(609) 921-1710   
Sat. 6 p.m. David Jacobnsen & Ron Casella
Hamilton Tap & Grill  
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton  
(609) 905-0925  
Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Tues. 8 p.m.Trivia Challenge  
Havana New Hope 
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.     
(215) 862-9897    
Fri. 8 p.m. A Tribute to CSN" w/ "Wooden Ships." Doors open at 6 p.m., $20 (advance)
Sat. (1 p.m./3 p.m.) Newtown School of Rock (8:30 p.m.) Bigg Romeo. $8
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne 
Tues. 8 p.m. Funk 'N' Blues Jam Hosted by Sidewinder Blues Band
Wed. 8 p.m. "Live and Local Music" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. Dave Vargo, Andrew Dunn, Kevin Hilferty
Hopewell Theater      
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell     
(609) 466-1964    
Fri. 8 p.m. Johnny Irion and Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five. $22, $25
Tues. 7 p.m. "The Edge of Paradise" Film and Q & A w/ Lisa Hoffman. $12.50
Hopewell Train Station
2 Railroad Place Hopewell
Wed. 7 p.m. Grant Peterson and Greg Merkle
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn     
15 East Broad Street Hopewell     
(609) 466-9889  
Thurs. 6 p.m. 
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night      
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"  
Hopewell Valley Vineyards     
46 Yard Avenue Pennington     
(609) 737-4465     
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dan Kassel
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Deb & Mike
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. 
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Dave Everett Trio
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill     
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA     
(267) 914-4517     
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher     
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam      
Irish Rover Station House  
1033 Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA  
(215) 970-5412  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment  
Iron Plow Vineyards     
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus     
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob O & Kim Montalvo
Sat. 12 p.m. "Hollystock 2019" (1 p.m.) Steve Guyger
Sun. 1 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Ivy Tavern     
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton     
(609) 888-1435     
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke     
Fri. 9 p.m. Ernie White Band
Sat. 9 p.m.Real Fugitives
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    
Thurs. 9 p.m. Mike DiAlto's Stand Up Comedy Night 
Fri. 9 p.m. Billy Hector
Sat. (3 p.m.)  (9:30 p.m.) Karma Gambit, This Bliss, Jessie McCormick
Sun. (3 p.m.) The Fustics (9:30 p.m.) Calla bere & The Attitude 
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic 
Tues. 9 p.m. Joey Henderson "Farewell Show"
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. "Girls Night Out" 
Fri.10 p.m. Marty & The Martians
Sat. 5 p.m. Sweet Spot Duo 
Wed. 8 p.m. Drop the Beat Bingo    
Laurita Winery     
85 Archertown Road New Egypt     
(609) 752-0200   
Fri. 7 p.m. "Fire Pit Friday"
Sat. 11 a.m. "A Touch of Italy & Food Trucks Too" feat. (2:30 p.m.) The Polish Nannies
Sun. 11 a.m.  "A Touch of Italy & Food Trucks Too" 
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out"  
Legends Tap and Pizza  
318 High Street Burlington  
(609) 486-3001  
Fri. 7 p.m. Gypsy Mother
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA     
(215) 862-2300   
Thurs. 6 p.m. Bonnie Boland
Fri. 7 p.m. Ian Lander
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Shady Grove Duo
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Dave Dales Trio
Mamma Rosa's     
572 Klockner Road Hamilton     
(609) 588-5454     
Sat. 6 p.m. Frank Pinto
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Marcellos Coal Fired Restaurant & Pizza   
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown    
(609) 298-8360   
Sun. 10 a.m. "Blues Brunch" 
McGuinn's Place     
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence     
(609) 392-0599    
Sat. 9 p.m. Mega Now, Quintin Taratina, White Cactus Dance Party
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke      
Ages 21+     
McStews Irish Sports Pub     
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA     
(215) 949-9570     
Thurs. 10 p.m. "Beer Pong Night"
Sat. 9 p.m. The Fredz
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Video Trivia  
Wed. 10 p.m. "Karaoke Time" w/ Kirchner Entertainment   
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds   
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor   
(609) 448-1947  
Sat. 8:30 a.m. "7th Annual Jersey's Run/Walk for Recovery"
Millhill Basement     
300 S. Broad Street Trenton     
(609) 989-1600    
Fri. 10 p.m. "Bangin' In the Basement" feat. MC Rome Streetz, Wade Tech, Lord Subtrak, Miles The Bolski, Brad, Q3 Who Cares, Eddie Kaine, Rin Da Villin. 
Sat. 9 p.m. "Heaven Is Empty" (Video Premier) w/ King Spade, Gibby Stites, Wormtooth, Dre Skuffs -A Fire MC. Doors open at 8 p.m., $8
Sun. 7 p.m. The Mighty John Caseys, Tim Hoh Jr, American Television
Tues. 9 p.m. "Millhill Experiment"
Wed. 9 p.m. The Silhoutte of Nude, Mirrors and Wires, Trash Boy, (TBA). Ages 21+, $10
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Sat. 6 p.m. The Toasters, Hub City Stompers, The Cryptkeeper Five. All ages, Doors open at 6 p.m., $15
New Hope Winery    
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA   
(215) 794-2331   
Fri. 8 p.m. Kim Richey. Doors open at 7 p.m., $25
Sat. 8 p.m. "The Ivy League of Comedy" feat. Joe DeVito, Robin Fox, Shaun Eli. Doors open at 7 p.m., $25
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. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Fri. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
Sat. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Ages 21+     
Old Town Pub     
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 291-9232    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia   
Fri. 9 p.m. Deuces Wild
Palermo's Of Hamilton     
310 Klockner Road Hamilton     
(609) 838-7979     
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke    
All shows 21 +   
Palmer Square
Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 6 p.m. "2019 Culture Exchange
Patriots Crossing     
1339 River Road Titusville     
(609) 737-2780    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"   
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. The Williamsboy
Plumsted Grill  
457 Route 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 758-5552  
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Ernie White and Marc Hoffman
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church)  
50 Walnut Lane Princeton  
(609) 799-0944  
Fri. 8 p.m. Skye Trio. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., $20 
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium) 
Nassau Street Princeton 
Sat. 8 p.m. "Edward T. Cone Concert: All Mozart" feat. Naughton Christina Michelle and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Sun. 4 p.m. "Edward T. Cone Concert: All Mozart" feat. Naughton Christina Michelle and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 424-3766    
Sat. 7 p.m. Film "Pick It Up." $10
River Cat Cafe`    
142 South Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1008   
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Jazz"   
Salt Creek Grille     
1 Rockingham Row Princeton     
(609) 419-4200    
Fri. 8 p.m. Lynn Randdal
Sat. 8 p.m. Groove 13
Small World Coffee     
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-4377 x2   
Sat. 8 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Starbucks Coffee   (Trenton Community Store) 
102 South Warren Street Trenton  
(609) 393-0261  
Sat. 3 p.m. Open Mic   
1867 Sanctuary     
101 Scotch Road Ewing     
(609) 392-6409  
Fri. 8 p.m. Rorie Kelly, Carla Ulbrich, Eric Jay. $20
Sat. (2 p.m.) Danny Tobias and Friends feat. Larry McKenna. $20 (8 p.m.) Jack Furlong Quartet. $20
Sun. 2 p.m. "Motown Meets Woodstock Celebration" w/ The Beagles and EAMC. $20
Tara's Tavern    
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown     
(609) 286-2300     
Fri. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 10 p.m. Quattro
Tavern On The Lake      
101 Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 426-9345     
Fri. 9 p.m. After The Flood
Sat. 9 p.m. The Wrecks
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     
Fri. 7 p.m. Kate and Bob 
Sat. 7 p.m. Bud & Bob
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo    
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton  
(609) 924-2310  
Sat. 10 a.m. "Apple Days Harvest Festival"
Sun. 10 a.m. "Apple Days Harvest Festival"
812 Route 33 Hamilton 
(609) 584-1700
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts   
7 North Main Street Lambertville   
(215) 681-4660 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Not Just Nyckleharpa Orchestra
The Cool Cricket     
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro     
(609) 291-9110     
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke     
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
The Cure Insurance Center     
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton     
(609) 656-3200     
Check website for upcoming events     
The Deck Restaurant and Bar @ the Bucks County Playhouse
70 South Main street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2121
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Aidan Holtz
Fri. 5 p.m. Sam Ryan 
Sat. 2 p.m. Sam Ryan
Sun. (2 p.m.) Blend Band Duo (7 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk
Tues. 7 p.m. Aodan Holtz
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Aidan Holtz
The Dubliner   
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1816   
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sat. 7 p.m. Thomas Johnston
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" Hosted by Patrick Carroll
The Five Four Bar & Grill   
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 547-5525   
Fri. 9 p.m. Stem
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Spareparts
Wed. 7 p.m. "Lyrical Conundrums" w/ Cara & Righteous      
The HOB Tavern     
146 Second Street Bordentown     
(609) 291-7020     
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment   
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. (TBD)
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv    
Wed. 10 p.m. DJ Dujour
The Roost     
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge     
(609) 208-0050   
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. Jamie Stem
Fri. 8 p.m. Robinson Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Tuesday Night Special
The Union Firehouse  
18 Washington Street Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6491  
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Justin Turk (7 p.m.) 
Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Tour de Force Trio (8 p.m.) Rough Cut
Sat. (2 p.m.) "Hollystock" w/ Class A Kings (5 p.m.) "Crimes of Passion" Pat Benatar Tribute (7 p.m.) Soraia, Count Josephine, Steve Oakley, Jericho Horns
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Open Jam w/ Blue Light Digital Sound  
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 526-8651     
Sat. 6 p.m. Will Knapp
Tir Na Nog     
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton     
(609) 392-2554   
Fri. 9 p.m. Righteous & Cara
Sat. 9 p.m. Diarmuid MacSuibhne & Kevin McCloskey
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    
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour" Hosted by Jay Kountree  
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night
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. Porch 40. $5 (cover charge)  
Sat.10 p.m. Jah People. $5 (cover charge)    
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage 
All shows 21+   
VFW Post 491  
9 Fisher Place Yardville  
(609) 585-9645  
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
All shows ages 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. Rob Messina
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar   
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA   
(215) 493-3800   
Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot

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The Newton Theatre presents Dirty Deeds - The AC/DC Experience

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Dirty Deeds - The AC/DC Experience on Friday, October 4, 2024. The band celebrates the thunderous energy of the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson era delivering a power-packed performance that takes the audience on a journey through the story that is AC/DC. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.

Shea Center for Performing Arts presents The Kelly Green Seems Quartet

Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Robbie Fulks & Bill Kirchen

Clinton Hill Community Action and NJPAC South Ward ArtsXChange Present: South Ward Celebration Of Gospel

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