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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...12/1/22


By Danny Coleman


originally published: 12/01/2022


Rock On! This Week

“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.”  



 
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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 Ricky Armellino. 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 Pretty Reckless 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. “ 

To discover more about Huxley, please visit https://linktr.ee/huxleyband?fbclid=IwAR2GEfR-rkAOlCIjpIf5Zp4YIvPXdyKlHuKE0Uu0glTY9uM9I1wkHGb7jIM

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 Sacco
Ancient 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 Elliot
Arm & 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 Chesney
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night
Big 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 DuFour
Broken 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. Karaoke
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. 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 Barnes
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)
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. Quizzo
Dacey'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 Anderson
Dempster'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 Paci
Hamilton 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 Valley
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell
(609) 466-0471
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Hopewell 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 Kassel
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.
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 Doherty
Lakeside 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 Mic
Mansfield 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 Night
Millhill 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 Smith
Music 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 Lighting
New 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 Prove
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 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 Fiction
Our 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.  Trivia
Slim'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.) Bonehead
Stone 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 Ridges
Taps 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. Amptons
Tavern 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 Cartney
Terhune 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. Unleashed
The 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 Nationals
The 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 Falcone
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. 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 Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project
Sat. 8 p.m. Plush Duo
The 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 Drive
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739 
Fri. 8 p.m. Matt Mass
Sat. 8 p.m. Jack Kidd
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan
Sun. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
WWFM 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"
 


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Elf - The Musical

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 2:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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Peppa Pig's Sing-Along Party!

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 1:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: kids


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Peppa Pig's Sing-Along Party!

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 5:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: kids


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Holiday Doo Wop

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music


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A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 1:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: theatre


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A Magical Cirque Christmas

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music


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A Magical Cirque Christmas

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 3:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music


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Jimmie Herrod: Here for the Holidays featuring guitarist Dion Berardo

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music


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Yellow Brick Road - An Elton John Tribute

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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OCC Concert Band: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music


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ChrisMYSTERY: Suspicion at the Elf-Help Center

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 6:00pm
Avenel Performing Arts Center
150 Avenel Street, Avenel, NJ 07001
category: theatre


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ChrisMYSTERY: Suspicion at the Elf-Help Center

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 6:00pm
Avenel Performing Arts Center
150 Avenel Street, Avenel, NJ 07001
category: theatre


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Christmas with Rockapella

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 8:00pm
William Paterson University - Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: music


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Kevin Hart: Brand New Material

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: comedy


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Steve Forbert

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
category: music


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Steve Forbert

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 3:00pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
category: music


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Ella Enchanted, the Musical

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 4:00pm
The Historic Palace Theatre
7 Ledgewood Avenue, Netcong, NJ 07857
category: theatre


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New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 4:30pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: dance


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New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 1:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: dance


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Princeton Dance Festival

Saturday, December 02, 2023 @ 8:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: dance


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