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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...9/26/19

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 09/26/2019




relating to or using signals or information represented by a continuously variable physical quantity such as spatial position, voltage, etc.

To some, Analog means more than a dictionary definition or some "Old school" recording technique used during the times when Hippies roamed the earth in search of the ultimate listening experience; to others such as Bill Nobes, it is far more.

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In a world filled with streaming, playlists and digital downloads, Nobes is on a quest to return to the days of tape recorded studio magic while documenting the process like an accidental vinyl historian; enter "Analog Trenton."  

"Analog Trenton" is a project that mirrors its creators image; passionate, driven, tenacious and curious. This undertaking grew from a desire to ensure that mistakes of the past were not repeated while leaving a physical presence to be enjoyed for generations to come. So to understand a bit more about this bold new retro-futuristic concept, we must get a glimpse into Nobes himself. 

"My background is working in video, the movies and theater and clubs in the East Village in New York City," he methodically began. "About three years ago as my son grew up; I've been a single dad since he was two and one half years old; once he hit age 15 or 16 I realized that life isn't over and that I could actually do things. So what that inspiration led me to was to start building an analog studio; I missed live music because that's what I did for a living for a couple of years on stages as a sound guy and technical director. Everything that I was hearing recorded was so processed and so soulless that I decided to start a space to create authentic recordings; which  I thought was a pretty stupid idea at first but I decided to do it anyway. About a year after that I was introduced to the Trenton community and  things just started taking off. One of my first events was "Antigone" and things have not stopped; the pace has been mind bending with what's going on in Trenton and just how much is going on in Trenton. So I continued building the studio and about a year and a half ago I was inspired by what I'd seen going on in the past in Hoboken and New York City. Then when all of those things went away and no one had really recorded it; because at the time we didn't realize how special it was until we saw the documentary 15 years later and nobody had thought to do that. So I think what is going on here is kind of special because it's supportive, it's collaborative, everybody works together to help each other; Hoboken was a little like that but certainly not in the city so much but even more importantly it's diverse. In one night you'll have both Hardcore and Hip-Hop on the same stage and the same crowd appreciating this and I'd never seen that before. So I thought, I want to document this and as the studio was getting to the point where I could record I thought; what am I going to do with this? This turned out to be a natural fit; I could do this community based project, benefit the community, benefit myself by learning and that's how "Analog Trenton" was born." 

With the idea in place; what was next? Nobes set off like Leonard Nimoy "In Search Of" the elusive equipment and intangibles needed to further the project and along the way he acquired some help and once that was in place it became somewhat of a runaway train.=

"Things started falling into place kind of naturally; I couldn't find tape decks at first and then I found two old one inch decks in the back of Frank Russo's Music Box and things took off. So I took on Nikki Nailbomb as a co-producer, she runs Champs Bar and her dad owned City Gardens so there's a legacy there and Griffin Sullivan from Pork Chop Express and they book Champs and Mill Hill Basement so they're really involved in the scene. We recorded two days at Champs and a day at The Trenton Coffee House with the solo acoustic people and then I just kept recording in my studio. I thought I'd be lucky to get 20 bands and I ended up with 40; there's 40 tracks on this thing and that's a lot of music. We couldn't do a double album but it is a double CD and all 40 tracks fit on the double CD, however we didn't have the budget for an album because it would have been a triple or quadruple vinyl. So what we did was distilled the tracks down to the best representation of the Trenton scene, not the best tracks but the best snapshot of the scene and also the shortest songs. We didn't use the six minute songs because we didn't have the space; so the album represents a sub-set of the entire thing. The visual artists were excited too and they were contributing so I included them as well; there's artwork from 27 artists in Trenton on the vinyl cover and the limited edition is on colored vinyl. There's a six panel cover and an eight page booklet because I was so moved by how enthusiastic the visual arts community was and I thought, we have to include them because this is a collaborative community and it's not right if everyone is not on it. So the whole thing just kind of took off with a life of its own and its been running my life for a year (laughs)."

"Initially Griffin did the booking for the Champs date and then word spread organically; in fact I had to shut it down. People were still calling and calling months past when I had planned to stop recording. I just had to say no more and I was also nearly worn out because at that point it was all in studio and every couple of days I was recording another band; I had to stop at some point so I stopped at 40. The bands all showed up on time, ready to work, we had zero issues, 100 percent professional; 40 tracks of professionalism which I've never experienced anytime or anywhere. We recorded at night and on weekends, we'd do one take for sound levels, two live takes and then the track version. A singer songwriter could take around three hours and a full band four to six hours per track to record but we had to put constraints on time because we just had to and the same thing with the mixes; we spent about six hours per track which took several months.

Live recordings, once a staple in every artist's catalog are rare in today's industry and "Analog Trenton" hopes to be the tip of the iceberg that changes that but as Nobes has discovered; the disarray in the present music marketing scheme is frustrating. 

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"I learned that getting an album out into the world may be more work than making it," he said with clear angst in his voice. "That's what I'm going through now; at least with making an album I kind of knew all of the moving parts and how it worked but the music marketing and publicity world right now is totally on its ear. Nobody knows what's going on, no one knows how to do it, everyone disagrees and if you go on Google you'll find a thousand people trying to sell you books or programs on how to do it and none of them probably know anything and that's the fight I'm fighting right now. Once you get it on Spotify; how do you claim it as a Spotify artist? iTunes the same thing, all these places say they'll do it all for you; well they absolutely do not! I kind of look at the music world right now and watch many artists go to places like Disco Kid or CD Baby; you may as well buy a lottery ticket because millions or hundreds of thousands of people are doing the same thing and they're not really doing anything for them. They're not doing any promotion they're just dumping it out there with all of the other works and it becomes white noise and that has become my next challenge; how do I rise above the noise? Now with "Analog Trenton" I really want to push the idea that it is a unique project because it captures a sound, captures the ethos of a city in its form, in its state and its scene as it is now. That's one of the reasons we stayed in analog because I find it makes it more authentic; analog is not better than digital it's just a different tool and it makes it harder to stray from the real sound when you're in analog. We did mix it, it's a full multi-track, we recorded it on one inch with compressors and limiters and all the standard stuff; I learned that the job of a mixer is to recreate the sound because microphones are not the human brain. When you mix something you're actually trying to recreate what it sounds like because microphones in a room just won't do it; you're trying to fool the brain into putting it back in the room. I realized a couple of times that I was in over my head so I reached out for some help and one of those who really helped was Sean Glonek from SRG Studios. I didn't know Sean but I followed him and knew some of his work and I admired his mixes and one day I just called him up and said, hi Sean, you don't know me but I need help (laughs). Sean very graciously did all of the recording for both days at Champs and the day at Trenton Coffee House. Sean couldn't help me with the mixes so coincidentally one of our contributors introduced me to Ryan Young a professional audio engineer who spent a few days with me and got me started; I'd done live mixing but production mixing is a different thing. Also Bern the Bastard came in and did a lot of mixing with me as well; I learned an incredible amount which was one of the reasons that I wanted to do this. First of all, I like trying to take on things that seem impossible, secondly I realized that I could keep on buying more studio gear but that wasn't going to teach me how to make what I wanted to make with the authenticity that I wanted to produce. So by going out there and doing it, even though it is an expensive project, to me it's worth far more than what I've invested in it."

The mixing was covered but an important part is the mastering of the product and Nobes spare no expense.

Carl Rowatti did the mastering, he runs Truetone Mastering Lab and has been doing it for 40 years. I couldn't buy a hundred thousand dollars worth of equipment but I could afford the investment where I felt it was really important and he was the most expensive part of the project. There's not many people who do analog mastering anymore so the vinyl is true analog; it went from my tape deck to his tape deck to his equipment to his lathe cutter and right to the press; it was never converted and on the CD it was analog until the last possible second." 

Now that the CDs are done and the vinyl still being pressed; what's next for the project after its September 20 "Soft release?" 

" I want to get "Analog Trenton" national because I don't think there has been something like this and if there has I don't think it has gone beyond one city. Part of my inspiration was; back in the 80's there was a monthly album put out of folk music recorded in New York City and I subscribed for years. Back then it was recorded on reel to reel, a couple of mics and it launched the careers of people like Suzanne Vega and Tracy Chapman; a lot of people got their start playing in these places and that series may have helped them and I'd like to see the same thing happen in Trenton." 

Learning is a process which every individual handles in their own way. Nobes feels "Blessed" to have been involved with the sponsors of this effort as well as the local businesses who made it possible but is there anything that he would have done differently ?

"The people at Champs are all about music and art, they are really about the community  and Abdul at Trenton Coffee House never charged me a penny," he stated with appreciation. "We did get sponsors, Truetone, Independent Record Pressing in Bordentown, ATR Magnetics who are the only manufacturers of magnetic tape in the country and Sweetwater Music which was a surprise because they have a policy of no out of state sponsorship so I am really grateful for that."

"What would I do differently? I honestly can't think of anything that could've gone better on this project. There was no drama, no problems, nothing went wrong, nothing broke; I wish I could go back and mix it all again because I'm a perfectionist and I know a lot more now than I did then. I'm also forming a micro-label which is kind of an artist collective of people who have a unique voice and a unique way of saying it. People who I relate to closely and work on the same frequency with. I'm not charging them so they don't have to look at the clock, I hope to make it up on the back end but it's a learning process and i'm investing in that process and I feel comfortable with that."

"Analog Trenton" is available on CD by going to and the vinyl edition has limited copies for purchase there as well; Nobes says there are more possibilities on the horizon.

"Vinyl sales will outpace CD sales this year so we're setting up things with Amazon since they sell the most vinyl. Streaming is the "Wild West," I was just recently reading an article that publicity doesn't help streaming but getting on playlists does but that was written by a company that gets you on playlists so there is an agenda there. There's pay to play playlists, there's get a radio guy to like you playlists, they are influencers and they are going to have to be the largest part of the marketing effort and frankly it's scaring the hell out of me. Things are different now and the marketing is my primary focus, college stations, streaming; I'll be sending it out to all of them."

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What did Nobes take away from the overall experience?

"Back in the east village I'd hear these mind blowing bands live and then I'd get their cassettes and their sound, the truth and their energy was gone. the same thing is going on now, these bands sound so good live and then you get their recordings and the passion is gone and I want to give them the opportunity to have that passion. I think we did a pretty good job with "Analog Trenton;" is it a great album musically? Some tracks, there's weak ones and strong ones and sometimes it was the environment, we were doing everything by the seat of our pants but it worked far better than any of us had the right to expect." 

To discover more about "Analog Trenton," visit them at their website or to delve into the man behind it all; 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

Arts Council of Princeton     
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton     
(609) 924-8777    
Fri. 7 p.m. "Art Against Racism Poetry Event" feat. Daniel Harris. (FREE admission)
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv feat. Fiona Tyndall. $2
Artworks Trenton   
19 Everett Alley Trenton   
(609) 394-9436 
Sat. 6 p.m. Artworks Non-Gala 2019
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. Dave Dales Trio
Fri. (5 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan  
Sat. 7 p.m. Ash & Snow
Sun. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Ed Wilson
Wed. 6 p.m. Kevin Koa
Brickwall Tavern & Dining Room     
19 E. Union Street Burlington     
(609) 733-3562  
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ L-Z
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Broken Goblet Brewing   
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA   
(267) 812-5653   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Live Band Karaoke
Fri. (5 p.m.) Haley Quinn Food Truck (8:30 p.m.) Beauty And The Beard
Sat. (5 p.m.) Nick's Roast Beef (8 p.m.) Kinky Quizzo
Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Dana Collins
All Shows 21+
Caffe Galleria   
23 North Union Street Lambertville   
(609) 397-2400   
Fri. 7 p.m. Joshua Van Ness
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  
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" w/ Weapons Of Anew
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Carol Lester
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 Sully and DJ Jimmy Giambrone / Changing Lanes Band. Ages 21+
Fri. (4 p.m.) "Grand Opening" Paradise Happy Hour w/ DJ Randy (8 p.m.) Don't Call Me Francis
Sat. 8 p.m. Uneverno
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch"
Wed. 7 p.m. Acoustic Showcase Songwriter Night 
Cream Ridge Winery   
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 259-9797 
Sat. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
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. New Pony
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch" feat. Michael Leggerie (8 p.m) Jay Regan
Sun. 11 a.m. "Sunday Brunch" feat. Dick Gratton 
Tues. 7 p.m. 90's Trivia 
Frans Pub   
116 South Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-5539   
Fri. 8 p.m. Full Grown Men
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" 
Sat./ Sun. 12 p.m. "Oktoberfest 2019"
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1657   
Fri. 9 p.m. Deal
Sat. 9 p.m. Stage Left Band
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob and Jeremy
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   
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. Kevin Toft & The Alternators
Halo Pub (Fete)    
9 Hullfish Street Princeton   
(609) 921-1710   
Sat. 6 p.m. John & Carm
Hamilton Tap & Grill  
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton  
(609) 905-0925  
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m.Trivia Challenge  
Havana New Hope 
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.     
(215) 862-9897    
Fri. 8 p.m. Van Halen Tribute w/ "Romeo Delight." Ages 21+, doors open at 6 p.m., $20
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Big House. $8
Sun. (3 p.m.) Brothers Keeper. Ages 21+, doors open at 2 p.m., $20. (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band
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
Hopewell Theater      
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell     
(609) 466-1964    
Sat. 8 p.m. "Comedy For The Rest of Us" feat. Ross Bennett. $25
Hopewell Train Station
2 Railroad Place Hopewell
Sun. 4 p.m. Blawenburg Band
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn     
15 East Broad Street Hopewell     
(609) 466-9889  
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic. Night    
Hopewell Valley Vineyards     
46 Yard Avenue Pennington     
(609) 737-4465     
Thurs. 6 p.m. Sahara Moon
Fri. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Acoustic DuOver
Sat. 6 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Acoustic Road
Sun. 2 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill     
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA     
(267) 914-4517     
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul Kircher     
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
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  
Sat. 11 a.m. "Oktoberfest"
Iron Plow Vineyards     
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus     
(732) 306-9111  
Fri. 6 p.m. Gregg Parker
Sat. 2 p.m. Carly & Me
Sun. 2 p.m. Jo Wymer Band
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly 
(732) 306-9111
Thurs. 7 p.m. The Williamsboy
Fri. 6:45 p.m. John Rossi
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Jim Gaven
Ivy Tavern     
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton     
(609) 888-1435     
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke     
Fri. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Sat. 9 p.m. Union
Sun. 12 p.m. "Farewell to Elaine and Mike" feat. (1 p.m.) Slow Motion (2 p.m.) 1969 (3 p.m.) Unleashed (4 p.m.) Honey Spot Blvd. (5 p.m.) Tour de Force (6 p.m.) Union (7 p.m.) Ernie White Band (8 p.m.) South Side Wanderers (9 p.m.) Audio Pilot
Tues. 7 p.m.  
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. Colonel & The Mermaids
Fri. 9 p.m. NXNH feat. Essie Riddle
Sat. 3 p.m. NXNH 
Sun. (3 p.m.) NXNH (9 p.m.) NXNH feat. Frank Pinto
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. "Girls Night Out" w/ (7 p.m.) Audio Pilot
Fri.(7 p.m.) Cellarside Band (10 p.m.) South Side Wanderers
Sat. (4 p.m.) "Oktoberfest" (9 p.m.) El Ka Bong  
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. 12 p.m. The Bergers
Sun. 1 p.m. Radio Fiction 
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girls Night Out" 
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA     
(215) 862-2300   
Thurs. 6 p.m. Melville
 Fri. 7 p.m. Blend
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Jager Soprano
Sun. 11 a.m. "Jazz Brunch" feat. Jeff Fadden Trio 
Mamma Rosa's     
572 Klockner Road Hamilton     
(609) 588-5454    
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    
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"
Fri. 5:50 p.m. "Conn Conn V" feat. Age of Desire, Rat Rod, The Good Mess, Revel 9, The Royal Ghosts, Jay Skull In Spades, Sex With Rollercoasters, Losing Your Grip, George Obrien. Ages 21+
Sat. 4 p.m. "Conn Conn V" feat. Burned In Effigy, Black Sun Rising, Power Theory, The Shape, Eyes of the Living, Symfinity, Order of Brutality, Mesmeria, Era of Discord, Cadaveric Spasm, Seeds of Perdition. Ages 21+
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. 12 p.m. Mercer County Italian American Festival (3 p.m.) No Way Out
Millhill Basement     
300 S. Broad Street Trenton     
(609) 989-1600     
Tues. 9 p.m. "Millhill Experiment"
New Hope Winery    
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA   
(215) 794-2331   
Fri. 8 p.m. Suzanne Westenhoefer. $25
Sat. 8 p.m. The Ultimate 80's Dance Party w/ "Route 80s." $25
Nook's PourHouse     
2043 Route 130 South Florence     
(609) 447-0927   
Sat. 9 p.m. Big Country & the Finger Pick'n Good Band
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. The Suspects
Sat. 9 p.m. Deep Release
Ages 21+    
Old Town Pub     
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 291-9232    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia  
Old York Cellars  (Quakerbridge Tasting Room) 
3320 Brunswick Pike (US Rte 1) Lawrence 
(609) 799-2707 
Sat. 4 p.m. Anker
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. Open Mic Night
Fri. 8 p.m. The Brooks Brothers Blues Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"        
Pete's Steak House     
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton     
(609) 585-8008     
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Jerry Monk & Joe Kramer
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Tour de Force
Randy Now's Man Cave 
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 424-3766   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Tempest. $20 
Fri. 8 p.m. "Harp Oddity: A Tribute to David Bowie" w/ Erin Hill. $20
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Melanie. $50 (Includes post show meet and greet)
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Dan Bern. $25
River Cat Cafe`    
142 South Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1008   
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Jazz"   
River Horse Brewing Company
2 Graphics Drive Ewing
(609) 883-0890
Sat. 7 p.m. "Oktoberfest 2019"
Salt Creek Grille     
1 Rockingham Row Princeton     
(609) 419-4200    
Fri. 8 p.m. LeDee Steeter
Sat. 8 p.m. Glen Alexander
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. 7 p.m. Open Mic. (FREE admission)
Sat. (3 p.m.) Stanley Alexandrowicz. $20 (8 p.m.) Amy Duckett Wagner Benefit Concert. $20
Sun. (2 p.m.) "Classical Crossovers" w/ Barbara Browne. $20 (7:30 p.m.) Fiona Joy Hawkins and Rebecca Daniel. $20
Tara's Tavern    
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown     
(609) 286-2300     
Fri. 10 p.m. Billy Hector
Sat. 10 p.m. Bent Mushroom
Tavern On The Lake      
101 Main Street Hightstown     
(609) 426-9345     
Fri. 9 p.m. Jazymn Adelle Band
Sat. 9 p.m. The Jordon Collective
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. Faraway Guys
Sat. 7 p.m. Christopher Dean
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo    
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton  
(609) 924-2310  
Sat./Sun.10 a.m. "Apple days Harvest Festival" (Live Music)
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  
Fri. 8 p.m. Pyrenesia, Alex Radus Trio
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. Them Bones
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. Keith Chasin Trio 
Fri. 5 p.m. Zach Drew
Sun. (2 p.m.) Sam Ryan (7 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk
The Dubliner   
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 693-1816   
Fri. 7 p.m. The King Brothers
Sat. 7 p.m. Killen & Clark
Sun. 2 p.m. Ray Coleman 
The Five Four Bar & Grill   
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 547-5525   
Fri. 9 p.m. Buzzer Band
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Philly Rock & Soul
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  
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv    
Wed. 10 p.m. DJ Dujour
The Record Collector     
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown     
(609) 324-0880     
Sat. 8 p.m. April Mae & The June Bugs (Album Release Party). All ages, Doors open at 7:30 pm., $15 (advance) 
The Roost     
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge     
(609) 208-0050   
Sat. 8 p.m. ArHouse
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     
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Idle Woodsman
The Union Firehouse  
18 Washington Street Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6491  
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Dave Murray (7 p.m.) "Jam Night" Hosted by Joe Vadala
Fri. (4 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Al Snyder (7:30 p.m.) Vision. $15 (advance)
Tir Na Nog     
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton     
(609) 392-2554   
Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sat. 9 p.m. Michael Nabinger
Train Wreck Distillery
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly
(609) 288-6300
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Denise & Linda
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 Elks Lodge #105
42 Decou Avenue West Trenton
(609) 771-0105
Fri. 7 p.m. Jon Savage
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
Wed. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
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. Tortoise Forest. $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. Spoondrift
Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar   
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA   
(215) 493-3800   
Sat. 8 p.m. Karly & Mike

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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.

Banned From Utopia featuring Frank Zappa Alumni to Play Williams Center for the Arts

Strand Center for the Arts presents "Ticket to the Moon" - ELO Tribute

Albert Music Hall presents "Sweethearts of the Jersey Pines"

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