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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/6/22


By Danny Coleman


originally published: 10/06/2022

Rock On! This Week

“I hope Google Maps knows,” laughed Cory Branan as he discussed getting to his upcoming 4 p.m. gig at Cats Luck in Neptune City, NJ on October 21, recording during the pandemic and more. 

Riding the release of a new single called, "When In Rome, When In Memphis (When In Asbury Park)," which is off his upcoming album titled "When I Go I Ghost," Branan is once again out on the road touring and doing what comes naturally to him and that's performing but he is firmly non-committal when it comes to his "Style" of music.

“I’ve been doing this since 1999 and so yeah, I’m about to drop my sixth full-length album. I'm from here, in this area of Memphis. I was born in Memphis, raised in North Mississippi but moved around a lot. I lived in New York a bit and L.A. and Austin; I've been back in Nashville and the Memphis area for the past year. I don't know, I’m just sort of a storyteller, kind of songwriting stuff but not really beholden to genres; I end up sort of making the records how I hear them in my mind; song for song. So, it's all over the map frankly.”  

“You have artists that are all over the place and then they have something that holds it together," he continued as he relayed how some artists fall into the trap of a "Formula" sound. Listen to Tom Waits, he pulls everything from Avante German to show theater stuff to Blues to old Tin Pan Alley music but his uniting thing is that gravelly voice but he pulls from all sorts of American Music. So; why not give yourself license to do that? It's more interesting to me to vary but you can also kind of give in to what record labels want; I guess maybe if you want more of a career (laughs) but people want to know what they’re getting; oh, am I getting vanilla ice cream? Am I getting strawberry ice cream in this container? A lot of people want it; you know? They want to know, which is fine but record companies are always chasing the tail of the last thing they had success with and what they don't realize is, it's coming up from the underground and new things are happening and they need to get updated. I don’t know, it’s the nature of the beast I guess.”  



 
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Being from Memphis and raised in North Mississippi, surely the blues genre had to have an influence on his music. Branan readily admits yes but he also is quick to "Pay homage" to the genre in his own unique way. 

“Yeah, they're very highly, highly influential but I just stay away honestly because it's almost scripture to me. The Delta Blues and all that stuff; it's my sort of go to thing. I have such homage for it that I honor it by staying the fuck away from it (laughs) but it does inherently influence a lot of my songwriting and my playing leans heavily on some Piedmont Fingerpicking style. So, it works its way in that way but the songs are a little more; they're denser stories but I do love that music. Pretty much all of my fingerpicking style is influenced by Mississippi John Hurt; it's heavily influenced by that and all that stuff. Little Reverend Gary Davis but I can't pull off the thumb, he does a strange thing with his picking; it’s great.”  

"When I Go I Ghost" has multiple industry heavyweights appearing on it; people such as Jason Isbell, Eric Slick and Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon. Branan attributes their contributions to his longevity. 

“I've just been lucky, I've always had, since the first record, I've always had my friends on the records; on every record. So, I've been lucky enough to have been doing this for so long that I just I fell in with some really talented people and I usually don't have people on (a recording) unless I actually hear them because I wanna give them someplace where they can shine and not just have them on for the sake of having them on. So, over the years, I've had all kind of different folks on them but Brian specifically is from y’all’s area and I originally approached him about singing on “When In Rome..” because of the Asbury Park reference and he was like, “Yeah, I'll do that; could I also sing on “Oh Charlene?" Hell, I love that song” and I was like, super man, you can sing on the whole thing; he's a sweet dude and Slick is on the drums and he’s great.”  

The new album is scheduled to be released on October 14 but with him being from the Memphis area; what's with the Asbury Park reference in the new single? 

“I’ve played the (Asbury) Lanes and I've played The Pony a couple of times but I was actually on the road when I wrote that song and I was in Jersey so that's just sort of when the idea of the song came as I was just driving through Jersey. So, I ended up using it and obviously Memphis and Asbury Park have to me as much historical importance as Rome (laughs) so it was; it reminds me of the old Guy Clark; “I’ve seen that David, I've seen the Mona Lisa too but I've seen Doc Watson play “Columbus Stockade Blues” and it’s like you know, we have our own masterpieces here in America too.”

Branan loves to perform and is a true road warrior so, the last few years of uncertainty and limitations have been tough on him but like any resourceful creative; he found ways to persevere. 

“Yeah, the tour starts on the October 13, the album actually doesn't drop until the fourteenth of this month so it's coming up in a couple weeks and then I'll be out from the beginning of it and I'm out all Fall and Winter. I think I'm off January and then go back out late Winter and in the Spring I'm just gonna start hitting it again. I usually do 130 or 140 shows a year anyway and obviously with the plague I had to find a side hustle to sort of stay afloat and I ended up recording like five cover records and putting them out direct to people with their sort of requests. I would do whatever the hell but yeah, it's nice to be back at it. I did some tours when we got the first all clear and then I've done a few tours this last year almost coinciding with each new strain of the plague (laughs) and I luckily managed to avoid it until a few weeks ago and it finally caught up to me”  

So; what can we expect at a Cory Branan show? 

“I’ve been doing a lot of my stuff solo over the years; at least the bulk of it I'd say is 90 percent solo. I piece a band together for festival stuff and I'll be doing it with a band on some local stuff but yeah this will be solo. I just bring the acoustic and the electric rig and I might be dragging along keyboards; I'd been playing keyboards during the lockdown a lot more so I might be running around the stage like a fool (laughs).”

To discover more about Cory Branan, his current release and tour, please visit https://www.corybranan.com/.



 
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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


Allentown Borough
8 North Main Street Allentown
Sat. 10 a.m. Allentown Fall Festival 
Sun. 10 a.m. Allentown Fall Festival (12:30 p.m.) Pennington Station Band  
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Thurs. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Jonathan Savage
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. AudioPilot
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Maui Lu Hawaiian BBQ w/ music by John Thomas
Sat. 3 p.m. Frank Cervantes
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Bill Thomas  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Sun. 5 p.m. "ART of Wine: Spain vs France
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436  
Fri. 6 p.m. "Art  All Day" Closing Show
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tues. 7 p.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Ages 21+  
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot   
Boro Bean
9 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 466-6681
Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Fermenters
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Matt Gordeuk
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour   
Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Fri. 8 p.m.  "A Leg Up"
Sat. 2 p.m. / 8 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Sun. 3 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Wed. 2 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. "A Leg Up"
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "First Friday" w/ Cara Cartney
Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo 
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Thurs. 5 p.m. Barry Sokol
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night  
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Jerry Weldon / Byrom Smith Graves. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Nick Griffin & Friends. $23.69 Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Nick Griffin & Friends. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Glenn McCollum 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. The Meg Hanson Group
COARadio.com 
125 South Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 241-7103
Fri. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Sat. 3 p.m. “Rock On Radio Indie Hour”
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. SOF   
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Best Of Clapton (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ran D. Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" w/ Jerry Monk (8 p.m.) Journey Tribute w/ "Highway Run"
Sat. 8 p.m. Shameless
Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck  (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5
All Events Ages 21+
Cranbury United Methodist Church (Holy Grounds Coffee House)
21 North Main Street Cranbury
Fri. 6:30 p.m. A Live Storytelling & Concert Event w/ Jim Winder & the Race. 
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 7 p.m. Pairing Wine & Chocolate
Sat. "Harvest Celebration" feat. 12 p.m. (outdoors) Julia Melito 
Sun. "Harvest Celebration" feat. 2 p.m. Skip & Chickie
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)
Sat. 5 p.m. "Second Saturday" feat. SiriOm Singh and the Soul Warriors
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Fri. 9 p.m. Jamison
Sat. 9 p.m. Keith & Joey
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo  
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 7 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo                                                                                                                                                      
  
Dadz Bar and Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609)267-4344
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 8 p.m. Chelsea Rae and The Rescue
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker Night  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Ryan Shubert
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Supertrain Duo
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Dan  
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8 p.m. Andrew Moorer
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Deuce Brothers
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 968-0600
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
  
Fairless Hills Elks Lodge #2023
835 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5333 
Sat. 6 p.m. An Evening with Jerry Blavat. $30, doors open at 5 p.m.  
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia 
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Book Club" 
Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" feat. The Covers
Sun. 12 p.m. "Sunday Funday"
  
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.) 
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Shameless
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Havana New Hope 
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. 
(215) 862-9897
Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk & Blues Jam Hosted by The Slidewinder Blues Band 
Fri. (8 p.m.) CSN&Y Tribute w/ "Wooden Ships. $25 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) The Buzzer Band (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Tuesday Night Jazz w/ Jillian Ashcroft Quartet
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Thurs. 7 p.m. "The Price Of Silence:" Film + Dessert & Discussion
Sat. 8 p.m. "Progressively Funny" Starring John Fugelsang & Friends. 
Sun. 7 p.m. "The Music of The Night w/ John D. Smitherman
Tues. 7 p.m. "18 1/2" 
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell
(609) 466-0471
Sat.6 p.m. Hopewell Hayride (Old Time Country & Bluegrass). Hosted by Frank Bruno feat. Al Kessel & Never Too Late Band, Moss Henry and the Bryophites, Bill Turner, Ann Brown. $15 (Suggested donation adults includes food) 
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.) FOGLight (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Ashley Pettet
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 914-4517 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W.
Sat. 8 p.m. Len Fennessey Trio
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco  
Il Portico Restorante Italiano
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night
Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music (TBA)  
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Jerry Steele
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Bob O w/ Mike Matisa & Karly C
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Marlene Howe  
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos / Ladies Night
All shows 21+     
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Fri. 8 p.m. NXNH 7 feat. (9 p.m.) Saloko (10 p.m.) Brent Bowman (11 p.m.) Room For Mojo (11:59 p.m.) Kevin Rovner Band
Sat. 9 p.m. NXNH 7 feat. Trio Of Madness (10 p.m.) The PLIBmen (11 p.m.) Keith Kenny
Sun. (8 p.m.) NXNH 7 feat. Bill Hangley (9 p.m.) Graham Ford's Acoustic Super Friends (10 p.m.) The Shelf Life String Band (11 p.m.) Bill & Fred's Excellent Adventure
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+  
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 4 p.m. "Paint The Bar Pink" RWJ Hamilton Cancer Care Benefit feat. Celebrity Bartenders, games, prizes.
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Sat. 3 p.m. "Annual Chowderfest" (9 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch w/  
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Wooden Pumpkin Painting"
Fri. 7 p.m. "Drop Dead Twice" Halloween Murder Mystery 
Sat. 10 a.m. Run The Vineyards
Sun. 1 p.m. 2022 Swirl: New Jersey 
Lawrenceville Main Street
17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville
(609) 219-9300
Sat. 12 p.m. "Fall Arts Festival" feat. (2 p.m.) Charles Laurita & The Mischief
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 8 p.m. Mystery Four
Sat. 8 p.m. Wayne Wesley Johnson
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Keith Franklin Jazz
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000  
Fri. 5 p.m. Nuvo Brothers  
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 7 p.m. "First Friday" w/ Casey & Lisa  
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. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 9 p.m. Hangman's Cry
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker  
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds 
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor 
(609) 448-1947
Sat. 12 p.m. 2022 Central Jersey Beer Fest (3 p.m.) The Polish Nannies   
Mercer Oaks Golf Course
725 Village Road West West Windsor NJ
(609) 936-1383
Fri. 6 p.m. City Of Angels Annual Gala. $100  
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Wed. 8:30 p.m. Ordinary People, TV Moms, Montage Montage, All Around 
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitan Duo
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Fri. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch (7 p.m.) Honey Spot Blvd. (Live album recording) 
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia  
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Sat. 4 p.m. "Rockabilly '22" feat. DJ Lenny Lounge, Crash Gordon & Debra Dynamite, Vendors, Food, Classic Cars. $5 (FREE admission if you drive a classic car)
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 8 p.m. Superunknown
Sat. (1 p.m.) Laurie Vosburg (8 p.m.) The Weeklings
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Marvel" Trivia
Sat. 12 p.m. "3rd Anniversary Party" (6 p.m.) Fly On The Wall
Sun. (12 p.m.) Carnival & Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser (2 p.m.) Nick Mich  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri.  9 p.m. Shot Of Southern
Sat. 9 p.m. Darlin' and the Dogs
Sun. 2:30 p.m. Eagles Away Game Tailgate and Pig Roast
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio “Happy Hour” Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Music by Jerry Monk (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Fri. 9 p.m. Rob Silvers
Ages 21+
Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia  
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998
Fri. 6 p.m. Soul Shine
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 8 p.m. Marcia & Dan
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Oneida Boat Club
3 York Street Burlington 
Sat. 6 p.m. Orange Whip  
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Living Proof
Sun 1 p.m. Swingadelic  
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Sat. 8 p.m. MLC Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"  
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9 p.m. The Wonderful Winos  
Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ DJ Ron
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch  
Ralphie's
2295 2nd Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5408
Fri. 7 p.m. Unleashed  
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Doug Kaetz (6 p.m.) Murder Mystery Dinner "Billionaires Club Annual Masquerade Ball." $97 (Includes 3-course Dinner)  (7 p.m.) Gina Corso
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Ethan Cain (7 p.m.) Carole Lynn Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Alex Otey (5:30 p.m.) Lawless (7 p.m.) Andy Prescott
Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Neil Podgurski (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Tues. 7 p.m. Lorenzo Branca
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight 
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. 6 p.m. SpareParts
Sat. 6 p.m. Fall Fest feat. Stranger Than Normal
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe
Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Sun. 6:30 p.m. Family Fall Festival Concert feat. The Ronald Reagans Big '80s Show
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Thurs. 5 p.m. Ryan Sab
Fri. 8 p.m. EarCandy    
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 6 p.m. Jesse Pederson
Smithville Park
815 Smithville Road Easthampton
Sat. 9 a.m. Scarecrow Contest
Sun. 10 a.m. Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter "Paw Prints PetFest"
South Brunswick Jazz Cafe
540 Ridge Road (Rte. 522) Monmouth Junction
Fri. 8 p.m. The Mojo Gypsies  
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Sat. 9 p.m. Fuzzy Side Up
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton
Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny Betz
Wed. 8 p.m. John & Ty  
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Sat. 12 p.m. "8th Anniversary Celebration"    
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Thurs. 6 p.m. Ladies Garage Party
Sun. 9 a.m. "26th Annual Covered Bridge Poker Run"   
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Fish Out Of Water    
Straube Foundation, Inc 
1 Straube Center Blvd. Pennington  
(609) 737-3322  
Sat. 10 a.m. Outdoor Fall Festival
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Quizzes at The Ridges
Fri. 7 p.m. Keep The Change
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 9 p.m. Suburban Sensi  
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger 
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
TGI Fridays 
685 Middletown Blvd. Langhorne, PA  
(215) 750-8002
Sun. 8 p.m. Marc Hoffman   
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 7 p.m. Katelyn Cryan
Sun. 1 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle  
The Beer Garden at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Sat. / Sun. 10 a.m. "Snipes Fall Harvest Festival" $10  
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville 
(215) 681-4660 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" 
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. Bigg Romeo
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo  
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Close But Free Cigars
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Popik & Stewart
Sat. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Bill O'Neal
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" 
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 12 p.m. "Harvest Festival" feat. The Strange Brew Crew
Sun. 12 p.m. "Harvest Festival" feat. Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Fri. 9 p.m. Bigg Romeo
Sat. 9 p.m. Big Whiskey
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Chris Benedetti  
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo 
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. Mr. Jones
Sat. 9 p.m. Talking In Cursive
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron 
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Solomon Dub Band
Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Fri. 8 p.m. "Batman" The Movie (1966)
Sat. 8 p.m. A Tribute To Waylon Jennings & the Outlaws of Music w/ "WailOn"  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. The Diablo Sandwich Band
Sat. 8 p.m. No Way Out
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Danny Lynch Project
Sat. 8 p.m. Stage Left
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m. "Hotlanta" The Allman Brothers Band Experience. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jambo  
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
All Shows 21+ 
Trenton Free Public Library
120 Academy Street Trenton
(609) 392-7188
Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" 
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Sat. 8 p.m. Live Music (TBA) 
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)  
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Fri. 6 p.m. Jakeya and Daniel Kaplowitz
Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Tony Alosi (6 p.m.) Grant Peterson
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Russell Norkevich  
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Greg Snyder Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Carol Hamersma
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly 
(609) 975-9270  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
West Trenton Ballroom (West Trenton Firehouse)
40 West Upper Ferry Road Ewing 
(609) 883-0325 
Fri. 6 p.m. "Tricky Tray"  
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Vinny R
Sun. 1 p.m. Jersey Surecats
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"


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A Christmas Story, The Musical

Sunday, December 04, 2022 @ 3:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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TOP OF THE WORLD: A CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Sunday, December 04, 2022 @ 3:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music


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NJ Ballet presents "Nutcracker"

Sunday, December 04, 2022 @ 1:30pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: dance


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NJ Ballet presents "Nutcracker"

Sunday, December 04, 2022 @ 4:30pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: dance


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MARTINA MCBRIDE - THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS TOUR 2022

Sunday, December 04, 2022 @ 7:30pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music


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MPAC Arts in the Community Presents: Theatre of Light 2022

Sunday, December 04, 2022 @ 5:00pm
Vail Mansion Lawn
110 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: community


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STEVE HACKETT: GENESIS REVISITED, SECONDS OUT, & MORE

Tuesday, December 06, 2022 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music


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Sons of Serendip

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 @ 7:30pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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MICHAEL BOLTON: GREATEST HITS AND HOLIDAY FAVORITES

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music


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George Street Playhouse presents "Joy"

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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Vienna Boys Choir

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music


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THE IRISH TENORS - "WE THREE KINGS" CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music


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Seton Hall University Annual Winter Concert

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:30pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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George Street Playhouse presents "Joy"

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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A Rockapella Holiday

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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A Christmas Story, The Musical

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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Broadway for the Holidays II

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Grunin Center Black Box Theater
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: theatre


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