“We’re from South Jersey but we're kind of all over the place," laughed vocalist Doug Goldspiel as he discussed the particulars of Huxley, past gigs as well as their new music. "We are mostly based out of the Williamstown area. I'm down in the Millville area actually but it's kind of just all over South Jersey. We're an active rock band, we have five members; myself who is the singer, we have our two guitarists, one is Chris Kelly, the other one is Mike Lamplugh; our bassist is Matt Williams and our drummer is Bill Finocchiaro or however you pronounce his last name; which is going to sound great (Laughs).”
Formed several years ago with a sound that some may call, "Composite Metal," due to a style derived from various eras and types of Metal and Rock music; the band has a uniqueness that starts with their name.
“A lot of people ask us that question, unfortunately the story winds up being not as fun as I guess it should be," chuckled Goldspiel. "We actually practiced on Huxley Street for a while and when we were trying to think of a band name; we had known a bunch of bands that kind of just used the street name that they practiced on and it turned out really well. I believe Coheed and Cambria was one of them and we just really liked the name Huxley and we thought that it was pretty cool and then on top of that, our drummer at the time wound up being a big Aldous Huxley the author fan and so it all kind of worked out. So, technically, we have been together for about two years but then COVID really kind of killed us. So, we released music right before we shut down for COVID; it was the January before and after we broke out, the world kind of shut down and since then we've just kind of been hanging status quo but now that the world has kind of opened back up; we're able to really come out and release more music and do more things.”
“We've grown up being fans of Metal music and being fans of old school rock'n'roll but also being fans of the modern-day music and we just felt like a meld of that would work perfectly. There are people out there that still like those riffy guitars and that like strong guitar work as long as there are catchy choruses and the fun kind of nuances that we put in. So, we actually like to call ourselves “Active Rock” where it's like if there is somebody who doesn't want or who's not looking for the lullaby type Rock and wants something in your face yet fun and moving and telling a good story without compromising that catchiness; that is what we are into.”
When it comes to satisfying the band's thirst for that sound in a genre as diverse as Metal and with the members' individual talents being scattered with other projects at times; how do they write and create their music?
“We have a really interesting kind of setup because Chris is away a lot of the time and he's kind of our main producer and the four guys Matt, Mike, Bill and I like to kind of get together and work on things or everybody kind of works at home and we communicate but it's very collaborative," he explained. "We're a bunch of guys that understand that music in general is not easy and that in order to appease a lot of people you want to make sure that at least the five guys involved like what you're doing and so we really work in a collaborative effort and send a lot of ideas over to Chris who then helps produce it and make it a little more, “Shiny” is how I like to say it; where you're taking out maybe an extra riff that we didn't need or a vocal line that was a little clunky and Chris is really our guy to kind of hone that in and clean it up but what we're striving for a lot is what you hear on the radio but what you can also hear on Octane. Something that's modern but something that's familiar so that anyone of any age or who likes any sort of rock genre can listen to and say, alright, I can get with that.”
Once their music was written, the next decision was to record it as well as release corresponding videos of their material and to do so they enlisted the help of some very experienced industry insiders but it was the decision itself that many may find interesting; the choice to not release a full-length album or an EP but to release everything as individual singles.
“We’ve gone through our gambit of singles for a little bit but a few months ago we released our kind of last single of this run called, “Flesh and Bone” and we're really excited about it. The song came out with a music video shot by a guy named Tom Flynn who does a lot of Lamb of God's music videos and that music video is awesome. We're really excited about it and the song is really cool too; we recorded it with one of the guitarists from Ice Nine Kills named RickyArmellino. We have a song called “Second Chances” which we released with a lyric video as well as our single before that called “Hate Me” which we recorded with a guy named Kane Churko who produces all of Five Finger Death Punch’s music. Our one guitarist Chris Kelly is very, very talented and he was in a lot of cool bands. He was in a band called Galactic Empire which was a Metal band doing versions of all of the “Star Wars” music; which is super cool if you haven't gotten to check them out you definitely have got to do so and it's really cool if you like Star Wars music and you like Metal music; it's like the perfect combination. So, he actually met Kane while doing a tour with them and Kane and him had been talking and he was interested in working with us and doing a single. So, that's how that came about and now Chris is actually in another band, he’s in Ice Nine Kills as well so, he's the guitarist currently with them."
“So, for now," he continued, "It's just singles because that’s just the way that everything kind of has gone in terms of music. You’ll find if you don't have that label money or investor money behind it that you’ll find that throwing a whole album out; you’ll end up losing. Let’s say it's an 11-song album, you write it and you’re just kind of throwing away 10 songs because you're marketing and things like that has to back all 11 songs. So, we like to really take our time and put together something that's really nice. I mean, if you see “Flesh and Bone” our music video, you'll see what I'm talking about. We really spent the time and the money honestly of making sure that we were putting something together that people can watch and really enjoy as opposed to kind of throwing 11 songs out without giving them something to hold onto.”
The band has done shows on a limited basis in 2022 due to personnel logistics and their decision to choose selectively but recently they shared a bill with Zenora in Vineland, NJ so; what's next?
“We've actually gotten pretty lucky; this was kind of the gear up to a couple things going on for us and then hopefully some things to come. We were actually selected to open up the MMRBQ for WMMR earlier this year on May 21 in Camden. We were really excited about that because we got to play with bands like Disturbed and PrettyReckless and Royal Blood so it was a really exciting experience and that’s something that we were striving for; just becoming a band that was on a station we all kind of grew up on and that was the the crux of a lot of our music coming out when it did as we were trying to get ready for that. After that we had a show in Millville with the band Lit and that was a lot of fun; they're just a blast to listen to and a blast from the past kind of thing and they're coming out with new music and they did a couple of cool songs so if you have a chance, you definitely have to check out their stuff. Then we had a couple local shows going on; we were the headliner at The Legendary Dobbs in June and after that the world is our oyster. We're talking to a couple people but we're definitely trying to get out there and get some tours together. “
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 Main Street Allentown Sat. 10:30 a.m. Grand Opening of Vucciria Italian Market feat. Sing-A-Long with Santa and Mrs. Claus and Miss. Kim. (Takes place at 9 South Main Street) Al's Airport Inn 636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton (609) 883-5252 Thurs. 5 p.m. John Brennan Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Edison Wilson (5 p.m.) Rob Silvers Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch (7:30 p.m.) DJ Justin Macellaro Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot Wed. 7 p.m. Mark SaccoAncient Order of Hibernians 2419 Kuser Road Hamilton Sat. 6 p.m. Comedy Club and Dinner Show Hosted by Steve Trevalise feat. Gemini, Eric Potts. $60 (Includes pasta dinner, beer/wine)Aristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Chris Nickey Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Brian ElliotArm & Hammer Park 1 Thunder Road Trenton (609) 394-3300 Mon. 5 p.m. Toys For Tots Drive: FREE Photos with Santa & Rookie Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Thurs. 6 p.m. The Art of Festive Florals w/ Moonshot Farms Sat. 12 p.m. Family Saturdays: Portraiture and Community Landscape Artworks Trenton 19 Everett Alley Trenton (609) 394-9436 Thurs. 6 p.m. Ink N' Drink: "Holiday Card Making Workshop" w/ Amanda ChesneyAshlynn Distillery 32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic NightBig Bear Gear 1874 River Road Lambertville (609) 460-4784 Sat. 12 p.m. Holiday Party. (Light refreshments, snacks, raffles) Bill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+ Blue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot Bordentown City Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown Fri. 5:30 p.m. Chocolate Walk / First Winter Market on Farnsworth Bowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFourBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Fri. 8:30 p.m. Cara Cartney & Se7en Band: Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Bucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Thurs. 5 p.m. Just Jeff Cadwalader Park 299 Parkside Avenue Trenton (408) 335-4400 Sat. (12 p.m.) Wreaths Wreaths Wreaths (FREE admission) (5 p.m.) "Opening Art Reception" at Ellarslie Museum Sun. 11 a.m. "Wreath-making on the Veranda: A Workshop for Kids" (FREE, registration required, all kids must be accompanied by an adult. Takes place at Ellarslie Museum) Candlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. Baritone Nation. $20 Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri. 8 p.m. Tim Hayes / Sonya Vai. $23.69 Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 p.m. Tim Hayes. $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. 7 p.m. KaraokeCOARadio.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. Love? Said The Commander and a call from Brishen of The Mill Hill Playhouse / Passage Theatre Company Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Marvelous Menorahs Woekshop" (Registration required) Sat. 9 a.m. Paint with Santa Continental Tavern 2 North Main Street Yardley, PA (215) 493-9191 Fri. 8 p.m. Matt Busby Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. (7 p.m.) 80s Undercover (8 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Matarese. Ages 21+ Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5 Cranbury United Methodist Church (Holy Grounds Coffee House) 21 North Main Street Cranbury Fri. 6:30 p.m. "A Night of Christmas Music" w/ Dave Miller (FREE admission reservations required) Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Sat. 2 p.m. Sweet Spot Sun. 2 p.m. Bunny BarnesCross 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)Curran’s Irish Inn 1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 245-1800 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Fri. 8 p.m. Keith & Joey Sat. 8 p.m. Christmas Party w/ Let's Ride Tues. 7:30 p.m. QuizzoDacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 6:30 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. Anger Management Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar AndersonDempster's Pub 437 Pine Street Mount Holly (609) 261-0500 Fri. 7 p.m. Dave Murray & Judy Millet Eddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. EarCandy Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 9 p.m. ArHouse Sat. 8 p.m. Joanna Caruso Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Forsgate Country Club 375 Forsgate Drive Monroe (732) 521-0700 Thurs. (6 p.m.) Tree Lighting (7 p.m.) Gingerbread House Workshop Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" w/ NRG Acoustic 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.) Big Country Sat. 8 p.m. Stage Left Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Fri. 8 p.m. J Duo Sat. 8 p.m. Dion PaciHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Mon. 7 p.m. Wine & Dinner Tasting Menu. $55 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.) The Billy Walton Band (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Bigg Romeo (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne Tues. 7 p.m. Tuesday Night Jazz w/ Jillian Ashcroft Quartet Wed. 7 p.m. Lambertville Historical Society Annual Holiday CD Party Hopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-1964 Fri. 8 p.m. Lucy Kaplansky Wed. 7 p.m. The Lenape and Their Ancestors in Hopewell ValleyHopewell United Methodist Church 20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-0471 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic NightHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Two For Flinchng Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. FOGLight Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Dan KasselHurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (267) 914-4517 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W. Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday 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 w/ Tony O Irish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Sat. 8 p.m. Eddie Tamanini Wed. 6 p.m. Washington Crossing & Lower Bucks Toastmasters Holiday Celebration. $35 (advance, includes dinner buffet, dessert, coffee/tea, soft drinks.) Iron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Gary Ryan Sat. 6:30 p.m. Justin Love Sun. 2 p.m. Bob O & Ann Michal Ivy Tavern 3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton (609) 888-1435 Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir All shows 21+ John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Sat. 8:30 p.m. Creem Circus, St. James & The Apostles. $15, ages 21+ Sun. 3 p.m. Christine Havrilla Duo 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 Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G Sat. (9 a.m.) Breakfast with Santa (5:30 p.m.) Mark Sacco (9 p.m.) Electric Stingray Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Kuser Farm Park and Mansion 390 Newkirk Avenue Hamilton Fri. / Sat. 4 p.m. "Hamilton's Winter Wonderland" Labyrinth Books Princeton 122 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 497-1600 Tues. 6 p.m. "Considering Class, Play, Power and Language in the Essay and the Poem" w/ Hilary Plum & Adrienne Raphel. Wed. 5 p.m. "Seduced by Story" w/ Peter Brooks & Brigid DohertyLakeside Cafe and Liquors 129 Route 31 North Pennington (609) 621-9998 Fri. 6 p.m. Strange Brew Crew Unplugged Sat. 1 p.m. Trivia Tues. 5:30 p.m. Trivia. Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 7 p.m. Wine and Bundt Cakes Fri. (3 p.m.) Laurita North Pole Express. $25 (Advance, ages 18+ / $15 ages 3-17, ages 2 and under FREE. Includes candy cane matching game, visit with Santa, Rudolph's Magical Ice, Christmas Cookie Bar, Hot Chocolate. Sat. (1 p.m.) Laurita North Pole Express. $25 (Advance, ages 18+ / $15 ages 3-17, ages 2 and under FREE. Includes candy cane matching game, visit with Santa, Rudolph's Magical Ice, Christmas Cookie Bar, Hot Chocolate.) (2 p.m.) "Walking The Line" Johnny Cash Christmas Concert (SOLD OUT Check for availability) (8 p.m.) "Walking The Line" Johnny Cash Christmas Concert (SOLD OUT Check for availability) Sun. (1 p.m.) Laurita North Pole Express. $25 (Advance, ages 18+ / $15 ages 3-17, ages 2 and under FREE. Includes candy cane matching game, visit with Santa, Rudolph's Magical Ice, Christmas Cookie Bar, Hot Chocolate.(2 p.m.) Holiday Concert: "The Spirit of Christmas" w/ The Atlantic Brass Band. $30 (advance), doors open at 12 p.m. Logan Inn 10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2300 Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch Magikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicMansfield Township Community Park 24594 East Main Street Columbus Sat. 5:30 p.m. 24th Annual Tree Lighting Marie's Kozy Korner 111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 943-3131 Thurs. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night" Hosted by Melissa Dooley (Drink specials, vendors) 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 Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia NightMillhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Fri. 9 p.m. Matthew Pelli, Meteor Police, The Dream of When (?) / Rebecca Weber, Damian Rucci, Thomas James Wed. 9 p.m. "17th Annual Shitmas Festival" Mill Hill Playhouse (Passage Theater) 205 East Front Street Trenton (609) 392-0766 Fri. 6 p.m. "First Fridays" Holiday Open Mic (FREE, includes cider and cookies) Mill Pond Arts 42 South Main Street Allentown (609) 953-6560 Sat. / Sun. 10 a.m. Allentown Annual Holiday Open House Celebration (Carriage Rides, Music, Refreshments, Door Prizes) More Than Q 13 Klines Court Lambertville (609) 773-0072 Sun. 1:30 p.m. Big Frank & Mike SmithMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "A Christmas Story" Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "A Christmas Story" Sun. (10 a.m.) Sweets with Santa. $10 (Photos, crafts) (3 p.m.) "A Christmas Story"Naked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project Fri. 7 p.m. Gary Oleyar Sat. 7 p.m. Mike & Shanna Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 4 p.m. "Silent Night" Book Collection and Relaxation Event Sat. 12 p.m. "Santa Paws" Pet Food Drive & Pet Pics with Santa New Egypt Flea Market Village 933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge (609) 758-2082 Fri. 5 p.m. Holiday Market and Tree LightingNew Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Thurs. 8 p.m. "Charlie Brown Jazz" w/ Eric Mintel Quartet Fri. (5 p.m.) Aaron Quarterman (8 p.m.) Fleetwood Mac Tribute w/ "Tusk" Sat. 1 p.m. Laurie Vosberg Newtown Athletic Club 120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Sat. 7 p.m. Teen (Ugly Sweater) Dance Party Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Quentin Tarantino Movies" Trivia Sat. 2 p.m. Mike Estabrook Sun. 1 p.m. Artisan Holiday Craft Fair Nick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz Sat. 9 p.m. AJ Slick Band Sun. 4 p.m. Nothing 2 ProveNottingham 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 Radio Fiction (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. El Ka Bong 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 Sat. 8:30 p.m. Never Enough 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. Monk & Monk Sat. 8 p.m. Radio FictionOur Lady of Good Counsel 137 West Upper Ferry Road Ewing (609) 882-3277 Sun. 2 p.m. Central Jersey Choral Society: Handel's "Messiah" Community Sling. $10 (FREE-will donation benefitting CJCS and the 1867 Sanctuary) Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Fri. 4:30 p.m. Holiday Toy Drive w/ Princeton University feat. a cappella groups Sat. 12 p.m. Jersey Harmony Chorus Sun. (11 a.m.) December DIY: Gift Tags + Place Cards (12 p.m.) The Princeton Tiger Tones Patriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" Piccolissimo Italian Grille 23203 Columbus Road Columbus (609) 291-1033 Sat. 12 p.m. Paint & Lunch Event, $50 5:30 p.m.Princeton Country Club 1-Wheeler Way West Windsor (609) 452-9382 Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Live DJ Sat. 5 p.m. Aaron Quarterman Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch Princeton Elks Lodge #2129 354 Route 518 Blawenburg (609) 466-4945 Sun. 11:30 a.m. Elks Memorial Service Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium) Nassau Street Princeton Fri. 7:30 p.m. Princeton University Orchestra & Glee Club: "Borodin, Walker and Holst" $15 ($5 Students) Sun. 4:30 p.m. Princeton University Orchestra & Glee Club: "Borodin, Walker and Holst" $15 ($5 Students) Puss N Boots Tavern 942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 295-8236 Fri. 7 p.m. "Garyoke" River House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch (7 p.m.) Maci Miller Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch Wed. (6 p.m.) Sip & Shop (7 p.m.) Megan Knight Sandy's Beef & Ale 2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA (2670 852-2333 Sat. 7 p.m. Timmy Fitz and Time Peace Trio Second Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 7 p.m. TriviaSlim's Irish Pub 2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (267) 332-0047 Fri. 8 p.m. Midnight Sun Sat. 8 p.m. Shameless Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil Small World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 6 p.m. Love? Said, the Commander 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. Midnight Sun 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. Sight Unseen Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson 600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA (215) 752-9400 Sat. / Sun. 11 a.m. Holiday Open House (FREE Beer & Lunch, Kids Corner Outdoor Games, Photos with Santa and the Naughty Elves) Steam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Fri. 9 p.m. Surprise Surprise Sat. (7 p.m.) Friends Get Together (10 p.m.) BoneheadStone Terrace by John Henry's 2275 Kuser Road Hamilton (609) 581-8855 Fri. 7:30 p.m. Annual Holiday Cocktail Party Benefitting "The Jeremy Fund" w/ The Meg Hanson Group & DJ AJ. $100 (Includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dinner buffet, dessert) Ages 21+ (Call for ticket availability) 1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzes at The RidgesTaps Sports Bar 4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA (215) 486-7862 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night 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. AmptonsTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. Keith Kenny Band Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke Temperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Tues. 6 p.m. Beginner Line Dance Lessons Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara CartneyTerhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton (609) 924-2310 Sat. (10 a.m.) Holiday Wreath Making Workshop (12 p.m.) Kick off the Holiday Season Weekend Sun.12 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Kick off the Holiday Season Weekend 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" Wed. 8 p.m. Danish Folk Music w/ Gangspil 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. Coast To Coast 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. UnleashedThe Cure Insurance Center 81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton (609) 656-3200 Fri. 5:30 p.m. Wrestling: Rider University vs Penn State Sat. 8 a.m. Champion Cheer and Dance Grand NationalsThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Popik & Stewart Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue Sun. 2 p.m. David FalconeThe 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. Philly Rock and Soul Sat. 9 p.m. Bambu Weasels Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Chris Benedetti The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant 882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA (215) 942-4000 Fri. 8 p.m. Keep The Change Sat. 8 p.m. Kat, Perry & Ralph Acoustic Trio The Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band Sat. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh 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 Sat. 8 p.m. Mikey Junior Band Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night The Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo Fri. 8 p.m. Kindred Spirit Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project Sat. 8 p.m. Plush DuoThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Sun. 1 p.m. "Kizzy's Christmas Collection" Tir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk 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. 9 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 Fri. 6 p.m. Ed Wall Sat. 12 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Vault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Thurs. 7 p.m. A Night Out with Jenni L. Walsh, Author "The Call of the Wrens." Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (FREE event reservations required) Fri. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz and her Latin Ensemble Village Idiot Brewing Company 42 High Street Mount Holly (609) 975-9270 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Sat. 12 p.m. "2nd Annual Running of the Santas" Toy DriveWilson's Pub 1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA (215) 355-4739 Fri. 8 p.m. Matt Mass Sat. 8 p.m. Jack KiddWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan Sun. 1 p.m. Ronnie BrandtWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"Yankee Doodle Tap Room 10 Palmer Square Princeton (609) 921-7500 Sat. 4 p.m. Princeton "Santa-Con 2022"
Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.