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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...9/20/18


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 09/20/2018
"Earlier we did a week long run that started off in Kentucky, then the DC area, Jersey and ended up in New York but we had fun playing in Asbury Park," says blues man Reverend Shawn Amos after an appearance at The Wonder Bar. "I love it and I want to get back there, the people are really gracious and they did us right."

The release earlier this year of his most recent record was accompanied by a lengthy tour, so as he brings his music to the masses; how does Amos himself categorize this latest effort?

"Oh man; where to start? I play the blues and my mission is to keep that genre alive and relevant in front of people in a way that feels appreciable. We did two records, one of them called, "Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It" and another one called, "Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You" that were really just me sort of romping through late'50's early '60's Chicago style blues and celebrating that particular strain of  American blues and with the current album, "Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down" things got maybe a little more serious in response to the times and I guess I maybe break from the blues tradition a bit more in that there's some '70's soul influences, some Staple Singers influences over the gospel influences but it's sort of meant to be a freedom songs record like the great ones from the 1960's." 

Amos wasn't always a blues musician and he even had strong convictions against getting into the performance side of music but like most musicians, once it's in your system it's very difficult to remove.

 "I love the blues; I became a student of the blues in college. Growing up I was a rock 'n' roll kid and really into singer songwriters but if you're serious about any music you ultimately get led back to the blues," he said with a tone of firm belief. "I became a real deep student of it in college and was introduced to them actually through books and not recordings. There was a great writer named Peter Guralnick who wrote a trilogy of books about black American music and the first one starts off with Delta Blues origins. I really soaked up his books and when I was in college in New York I would drive down to the South every spring break and summer break that I had and go to Mississippi and head to Beale Street and all of the places that Peter wrote about in his books. Then from there I was led to all the recordings, the Robert Johnson's, the Columbia recordings, the Chess recordings, so I became a deep student of it. Then that led into my professional career where I was an A and R executive for a label called Shout! Factory and I oversaw a bunch of blues re-issues. I did John Lee Hooker's career box set with his manager and his daughter, I did Johnny Guitar Watson's career retrospective with his daughter Virginia; so it was in my life a lot but not as a player. I made a pretty strong decision not to do it as a player, I was more interested in folk music and the singer  songwriter scene and other forms of roots music but in 2012 I was invited by some old band mates to play the blues for the very reason that I knew a lot of that catalog and that I could put together a good song list. They invited me over to sing and play the blues and I got bitten by the bug man."

So how does a semi-reluctant blues player make an album which is different from his others? According to Amos it is a labor of love and passion. 



 
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"This album, I love recording and I love making music and any musician these days I'm sure is questioning themselves to some degree what they're getting out of recording other than the creative satisfaction because it's a tough business these days. I love recording, I love the whole process, I love writing and I love actively trying to market it, finding the place to get your message in front of people. With this album, I started recording before I knew I was making a record. I was writing songs as I said, born out of what we're going through right now and my reaction to what was happening; I felt the need to write and I felt the need to subsequently record but I thought I was recording just for me. I didn't really intend, there was no light bulb that went off like, hey I'm beginning to make a record now; I was just enjoying having experiences in different recording studios. I went to Muscle Shoals, Fame studios and got a chance to record there where all the greats like Aretha, Wilson Pickett, The Allman Brothers recorded and then I got a chance to record at Royal Studios in Memphis with Al Green's rhythm section Hi Rhythm and there were these opportunities being given to me and I didn't want to pass them up and I was doing them for the experience. So I brought songs in that I felt good about and songs that would resonate with the people that were playing with me but I really didn't think much past the idea that this was a wonderful opportunity to record. So as I collected all of these recordings I started to share them with my producer in Los Angeles for no other reason than just to share them. I was like, hey I did these things and I'm not sure what to make of them, let me know what you think. He spent some time with them and then called me into his studio and threw a few things up on the speakers that he played with a little bit and at that point I was like, OK this is probably an album that I'm making now (Laughs). At that point I went at it with more intention to figure out what songs were missing and what others that I'd like to record and sequencing and all of the things that go into making an album; so it unfolded very deceptively."

Over the years the blues have been maligned, embraced, documented and celebrated. Amos admits that it is hard to pick a performer or player whom he favors but has his opinions on who he feels stands out.

"Oh man that's a tough one, Junior Wells is the blues artist that I'm most intrigued by; as a harmonica player I love his playing. I find it really humorous and really mischievous and sort of apart from a lot of the other players of his time and I love him as a singer with his expression and as a showman. He was originally supposed to be the next James Brown and so I find him to be sort of the most fascinating for me but there's so many; Buddy, Walter, Wolf. I tend to gravitate mostly towards the Chicago blues men."  

Shawn is the son of Wally "Famous" Amos, he of the chocolate chip cookie empire and a mother who had a recording career of her own. Does having this kind of parental upbringing and blood line affect how he manages or sees his career? 

"Our parents always affect us, I mean forever (Laughs). My father was an agent at the William Morris Agency, he was the first black agent in the business. He worked at William Morris in New York and booked all of the Motown acts and Simon & Garfunkle; he was on the business side of music. My mother was a nightclub singer and was signed to Mercury Records and would sing in nightclubs all up and down the Eastern Seaboard and as I get further into this and look back more, I feel like the path I'm on is sort of doing equal parts to both of them. In some respects I feel like I'm finishing the work of my mother, my mother committed suicide in 2003 and she lost her career long before that because she suffered from mental illness. By the time I was born, her career was over and her mental illness was in full swing; so in some respects I feel like I'm sort of continuing the stage work and creative work that she wasn't able to continue. My father, having grown up around him in recording studios and sound stages and concert halls and all of the things that he did prior to the Famous Amos thing and including the Famous Amos thing, I got a real sense of the work; what it means to do the work. It's not just about the time on stage or speaking to interviewers or the time that's public facing, it's all the stuff that no one ever sees; the planning, the prep, the work, it lies in doing the work and how you find enjoyment in that and recognizing that stuff is really important. How well you do that plays a large part in how far you take it, there's other things as well like luck (laughs) but the work is really critical, the work is really all that you have and I got that from my father. I think my career and my choices are due in a large part to what I've experienced from both of them." 

To discover more about Reverend Shawn Amos, please go to www.shawnamos.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 
Sat. (4 p.m.) "An Evening with Bollywood" (FREE Admission) (7 p.m.) Cafe Improv. $2
Artworks Trenton
19 Everett Alley Trenton
(609) 394-943
Fri. 7 p.m. Film Night: "Pop Up Anthology"
Sat. 7 p.m. Opening Night Counterculture, Two Different Dimensions, The Things I.C.  
Bill's Olde Tavern  
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton  
(609) 586-0192  
Sun. 1 p.m. "Oktoberfest" w/ The Polish Nannies
Thurs. 9 p.m. Trivia  
Ages 21+  
Blawenburg Reformed Church
424 Route 518 Blawenburg
(609) 466-1832
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Art Opening and Music Soiree" Hosted by Blue Pomegranate feat. The Beagles (CD Release)
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. Neil Podgurski 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. Lovey Williams
Wed. 6 p.m. Soul Custody
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room  
19 E. Union Street Burlington  
(609) 733-3562 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Shorty Rock
Sat. 10 p.m. Malpractice
Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5653
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Stems and Seeds
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Brian Bortnick 
BSB Gallery
143 East State Street (Suite 4) Trenton
(609) 599-3268
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Pop Up Poetry Cafe" Hosted by Todd Evans and Giovanni Williams. Feat. DJ Say Whaat. 
BT Restaurant & Tavern
2031 Route 130 South Burlington  
(609) 499-1355  
Fri. 8 p.m. Malpractice / Live Band Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. ArHouse
Caffe Galleria
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2400
Fri. 7 p.m. Ed Wall
Candlelight Lounge  
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam
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
Sat. 6 p.m. Micawber, Lago, Ahtme, 609, (TBA). All ages, $12
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  
COARadio.com  
125 South Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 241-7103  
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Rock 2 Adopt
Common Sense Brewing
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651
Fri. 6 p.m. Modern Mojo Acoustic
Sat. 6 p.m. Rick Winow
Diamond's of Hamilton  
661 Route 33 Hamilton  
(609) 981-7900  
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Orlowski & Kim Montalvo
Sat. 9 p.m. "Diamond's After Dark" w/ DJ Frank Olivetti
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Live Jazz Brunch Buffet"  (2 p.m.) "Golden Girls Murder Mystery Dinner." $60
Dog & Bull Brew House  
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.  
(215) 788-2855  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Cecil Middleton
Fi. 9 p.m. Mia Johnson
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Soul Fanatics
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale 
Wed. 8 p.m. Paul Donovan
Fedora Bistro Cafe 
2633 Main Street Lawrenceville
(609) 895-0844
Wed. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk
Frans Pub
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-5539
Fri. 9 p.m. Born To Lose
Sat. 9 p.m. Sammy Flow
Sun. 3 p.m. Heritage
Freddies Tavern  
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing  
(609) 882-0978 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Fri. 8 p.m. Gyrl Band
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala
Wed. 7 p.m. "Jazz Night" w/ George Schaeffer Organ Trio
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. Dick Gratton w/ Kim Robinson
Halo Pub (Fete) 
9 Hullfish Street Princeton
(609) 921-1710
Sat. 6 p.m. BD Lenz
Havana New Hope  
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.  
(215) 862-9897 
Fri.  (8:30 p.m.) Two.Oh (12 a.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (1:30 p.m. / 3:30 p.m.) Newtown School of Rock (8:30 p.m.) Triple Rail Turn
Sun. (1:30 p.m. / 3:30 p.m.) Newtown School of Rock (5:30 p.m.) Newtown School of Rock (Adult Edition)
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Showcase" Hosted by Pat Foran feat. John Nutt
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell  
(609) 466-1964 
Sat. 8 p.m. Freedy Johnson. $34.12. $36.79, $39.45
Wed. 7 p.m. "Bad Reputation" film starring Joan Jett (Rated R). $10.13
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn  
15 East Broad Street Hopewell  
(609) 466-9889  
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Sun. 1 p.m. "Irish Music Sessions" 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards  
46 Yard Avenue Pennington  
(609) 737-4465  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Catmoondaddy
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. TheLIfters
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Just Us
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Ashley Pettit
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    
Ivy Tavern  
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton  
(609) 888-1435  
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Fri. 9 p.m. AM Mafia
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
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 
Fri. 9 p.m. John Beacher & Matt Kresge/Sean Grace
Sat. (3 p.m.) Clouds In My Coffee (9:30 p.m.) Successful Failures/Cryptkeeper Five
Sun. (3 p.m.) Rand Hubiak (9:30 p.m.) (TBA)
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. Radio Fiction
Sat. (4 p.m.) "Shipyard Chowder Fest" (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Laurita Winery  
85 Archertown Road New Egypt  
(609) 752-0200 
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. "A Touch of Italy & Food Trucks Too."
Logan Inn  
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 7 p.m. Ian Lander
Sat. 7:30 p.m. James Popik
Sun. 11 am "Jazz Brunch" feat. Zeke Stambovsky
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 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike  
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Kirchner Entertainment  
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor
(609) 448-1947
Please check web site for upcoming events
Millhill Basement  
300 S. Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 9 p.m. Buy Nothing, Destroylet, Shirley, Juerga. $8
Sat. 9 p.m. "The Illegalist Tour" feat. Big Lo, Miggs Son, Wade Wilson. 
Mon. 7 p.m. Pears, Sister Munch, Sick Shit, Pissed. $10 (Advance)
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. Journey Tribute w/ "Frontiers." Doors open at 7 p.m., $35
Nook's PourHouse  
2043 Route 130 South Florence  
(609) 447-0927  
Mon. 7 p.m. "Paint Night"
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. 8 p.m. Preston Harrison & The River Styx
Sat. 9 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub  
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 291-9232 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Bill Burns-Lynch
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Open Arts PAC
146 Route 130 South Bordentown
(609) 424-3058
Fri. 8 p.m. Connor Choi, SOF, Charles Laurita & The Mischief. All ages, $5
Sat. 7 p.m. "Tickle My Funny Bone Comedy Show" Hosted by ToppFliight w/ DJ Skip feat. Ms Darkchild, DeeKay, Carmen Davis, 'Nat', TaTa Sharise. Doors open at 6 p.m., $15 (Advance)
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 +
Patriots Crossing  
1339 River Road Titusville  
(609) 737-2780 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Bobby Jones
Fri. 8 p.m. The Riverdogs
Sat. 8 p.m. Accelerator
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Parx Casino (360 Bar)  
2999 Street Road Bensalem, PA  
(888) 588-7299  
Thurs. 9 p.m. "Latin Night" w/ DJ George Dennis
Wed. 8 p.m. Jay Black
Pete's Steak House  
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton  
(609) 585-8008  
Fri. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Sat. 9 p.m. The Ess Gees
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 424-3766 
Fri 8 p.m. (Film) "Wonderwall." $10
Sat. 8 p.m. "Rockabilly Riot" w/ Dibbs & the Detonators. $10
Sun. 7 p.m. Steve Barton/Robert Darlington. $10
Rossi's Bar & Grill  
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 890-2004  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jerry Monk & Joe Kramer
Salt Creek Grille  
1 Rockingham Row Princeton  
(609) 419-4200  
Fri. 8 p.m. Mike Bernabe
Sat. 8 p.m. Jack Henry
Small World Coffee  
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Tom Tallitsch
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
Sunset Hill Country Club
112 Forest Avenue Princeton
(732) 331-2159
Sat. 8 p.m. "Indie Music Night in Princeton" feat. Joy Simone, Eric Ginsberg, Sarah Donner, Honey Spot Blvd. Doors open at 7 p.m., BYOB, $10 (Suggested donation)
1867 Sanctuary  
101 Scotch Road Ewing  
(609) 392-6409
Fri. 8 p.m. David Cullen. $20
Sat. 8 p.m. "Songs I'll Never Sing, Roles I'll Never Play-A Miscast Cabaret" feat. Rachel Cetel, Cecelia Tepping, Sandra Pucciatti. $20
Sun. (2 p.m.) Danny Tobias & Friends w/ Warren Vache. (3 p.m.) North Sea Gas
Wed. 8 p.m. Three Strands
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. Psycho Misfits
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown  
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Sleeping Dogs Lie
Sat. 9 p.m. Quartet of Catastrophe 
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. Sister Blue
Sat. 7 p.m. TKM Band
Mon. 7 p.m. "Music Mondays" w/ Matt Mallino
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Righteous Jolly  
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Session Jazz Night
The Beer Garden at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Brendan Johnson / Skaggs and Shaw
Sat. 5:30 p.m. AC Steel and The Galvanizers
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
Sun. 3:30 p.m. Living On Love's Vibration (CD Release)
The Cool Cricket  
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro  
(609) 291-9110  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Sat. 9 p.m. (TBA)
The Cranbury Inn
21 South Main Street Cranbury
(609) 469-1228
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Victor Provost. Doors open at 7 p.m., $25
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Seamus Kelleher
Sat. 8 p.m. The Willie Lynch Band
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" Hosted by Patrick Carroll & Steve Stanislaw
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Fri. 9 p.m. Philly Rock & Soul
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Spareparts
Wed. 7 p.m. "Lyrical Conundrums" w/ Cara and Righteous
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. Jam Lab
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Darius The 1st
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  
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Bluez and Groovz with Joe Z
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
Sat. 8 p.m. "The Bitch Is Back and in New Hope" feat. Joe Posa as Joan Rivers. $30, $40 (Ltd. VIP)
The Record Collector  
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 324-0880  
Please check web site for upcoming events
The Roost  
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge  
(609) 208-0050
Fri. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
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 
Fri. 9 p.m. Einstein Bridge
Sat. 8 p.m. The Virgo House Movement
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke  
The Sycamore Grill  
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA  
(215) 908-6326  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Fri. 8 p.m. Stem Live Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Monique & Bob Rotondo
Wed. 6 p.m. AJ Slick
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington
(609) 387-1620
Sat. 7 p.m. The Luck Brothers
Tir Na Nog  
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton  
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 9 p.m. Bob Banka
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 Coffee House and Records
750 Cass Street Trenton
(609) 379-0549
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Detroit X Jersey Acoustic Night" feat. Nikki Nailbomb, Bern The Bastard, Lori Lynx, Carmel Liburdi, Emily Rose. All ages, $5 (Suggested Donation)
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton  
(609) 989-7777 
Fri. 5 p.m. DJ ItsJustAhmad
Sun. (3 p.m.) The Robert Ruffis Experience. $10 (6 p.m.) Dre & Linda
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. Jay D Clark. $5 (cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Bob Denson's Blues. $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
Tues. 9 p.m. Ed Wilson
Working Dog Winery  
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Something Corporate brings reunion tour to Stone Pony Summer Stage on August 23rd

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- In June, beloved early 2000s pop-punk band Something Corporate kicked off their 21-date sold-out reunion tour which will be heading across the U.S. this summer and fall. The Out Of Office Tour – the first official cross-country tour featuring the band's five original members in over 20 years – stops in Asbury Park on Friday, August 23, 2024 at The Stone Pony Summer Stage with support from Hidden In Plain View.


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