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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...12/8/22


By Danny Coleman


originally published: 12/08/2022

Rock On! This Week

“That was an incredible experience, we were over in Europe for three and one-half weeks in June and just the response we got from everybody was incredible. I mean, we played some amazing shows and amazing festivals. We did Download, we did Rock am Ring, we played Belsonic with Iron Maiden and Airbourne and Shinedown; I mean, we just had some incredible shows and the reception from the crowd was amazing." says Tempt front man and vocalist Zach Allen. "They were just ready to party; they were awesome and we had an awesome time; it was great to meet the other bands. We got to talk with some of the guys from Shinedown and Airbourne and just kind of sharing stories and everything; it was just a tremendous experience and so exciting. We can't wait to get back out there, as soon as we came back, we were like, alright; when are we getting back there?  Because it was just a dream, it really was, it was a wonderful reception and everybody was really great to us; we cannot be happier with how it all turned out.”

New York City based and ready to rock, Tempt took to the road and as Allen mentioned, played to very receptive and large crowds and even though they have hit the ground running, there is something that is odd about this early success; they've accomplished it without putting out an album yet. This is something that even Allen finds interesting but none the less, he and the band are thrilled with it and the formula they've used to reach a rapidly growing fan base. 

“Right?" Laughed Allen, "Yeah, the album is slated to come out in late spring 2023; we know the title but I can't give that away just yet. We have everything ready; this record has been completed since right before COVID started so, we've just been kind of sitting on it and we released a single, “Living Dangerous” featuring Dorothy that's on the record and we have a couple more singles that will be coming out soon; one in January and obviously we just put out our Christmas song so, we're going to have some single releases leading up to the album, the full length album and we're just so excited to put it out and yeah, when we were on the road we didn't have an album and what made it even more amazing is that people still seemed to know some of the words and by the second or third chorus, they were singing along; these fans were fantastic.”  

Not waiting for Spring, the band has not only their planned single releases but has just released their version of the Billy Squier holiday classic, "Christmas Is The Time To Say "I Love You" and did so at the urging of Squire himself; through guitarist Harrison Marcello.



 
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“I don’t know if you know this but Billy Squier is Harrison’s Godfather. So, when he first played us the song; we hadn't heard it and he played it for us and we really liked it. We just loved the vibe that it had, the inclusivity; just the big sing-a-long and everything about it. We definitely wanted to bring it up a few notches so we sped up the tempo a little bit, we added more guitar solos and stuff and the video is so much fun because it really captures the spirit of the holidays in New York City which is just the best and it's our hometown. So, we were able I think, to at least really capture that spirit and the joy of the holidays and it's just such a great song; it really is and when Harrison played it for us, we were instantly like, oh, we’ve gotta do this. So, it came together really well and we're very happy about it. We  had Shawn Pelton from SNL play drums on it because our drummer Nick Burrows at the time was away and wasn't able to do so. So, we called up Shawn and he was fantastic as well and it was an overall great experience.”  

“I enjoyed learning the history of the song and it was so interesting seeing that video; that was so cool and it's just such a great fun song," he continued with obvious enthusiasm. "We just think that people will enjoy singing it with their families and we're releasing a lot of content on our social media channels. I think Harrison just put one out today teaching you how to play the solo and we have some other sing-a-longs coming up; it's just such a fun holiday song.” 

The re-make is not only out on audio but as Allen mentioned; it has a corresponding video which shows just how they embraced the song. 

“Everyone is in a fun spirit in the video; we dressed up in our Santa hats and we got to play with someone's dog, which is always a plus and that made it into the video and we just had some great interactions with people. Shooting all over the city; Hudson Yards, near Radio City Music Hall; just kind of hitting all of the iconic New York landmarks, obviously the tree in Rockefeller Center; it's New York in the holidays and there's nothing like it.” 

Allen says that the tune can be found on all of the usual streaming services and the video as well but also adds that they took great care when undertaking this project; wanting to pay respect to the original while "Bumping" the song up a notch or two. 

“So, it’s everywhere, streaming services, Apple Music, Spotify, you name it; Amazon Music. The video is on our YouTube page and it's also on the Better Noise Music’s YouTube page. The video is really fun like I said so, it's really available everywhere. We posted it on our social channels; everything is TemptBand. So, whether it's Twitter, Facebook or YouTube it's all over the place and it's really wherever you prefer to listen to music. We didn't want to deviate much from the original because it was such a good song as it was and we didn't feel like we needed to do too much changing it around. Even the arrangement is so good; we just wanted to bump it up a bit and showcase some more of Harrisons playing.”  

So, the questions remain; did Marcello feel a little pressure recreating such an iconic Christmas song due to his family ties and has Squire heard the finished product? 

“Well, he was the one that brought the song to us so, I think he was really excited to see it all come to life and especially the video that goes along with it; it's just so perfect. So, he was very excited about it and I'm sure there was a little pressure on his end with Billy being his godfather and not wanting to disappoint him or anything like that but no, I know Billy has heard it and Harrison was super happy with it. We're all happy with how it came out and we're just excited to release more music."

With the single release of the song and Spring several months away; what are they up to in the immediate future? 

"I did want to mention that we have another single coming out in January, it is our version of “We Will Rock You” and that will be coming out officially. We have a video with snippets from our tour in Europe which is such a fun video. I can't wait for everybody to see that and that'll be coming out on January 13. First the video and then the single will be coming out on January 27 and then like I said earlier, leading up to the release of the record we have more singles coming out so, it's an exciting time.” 

To discover more about Tempt, please visit https://www.temptband.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


ACME Screening Room
25 South Union Street Lambertville
(609) 483-5237
Fri. 6 p.m. PechaKucha
All Saints Church 
16 All Saints Road Princeton
Sun. 4 p.m. "Holiday Harmonies w/ Princeton Boys Choir
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Thurs. 5 p.m. Diane Chiorello
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Aaron Quarterman
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson 
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Wed. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit Duo
Ancient Order of Hibernians
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Sun. 5:30 p.m. Annual Family Christmas Tree Lighting. 
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 3 p.m. AudioPilot
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch”   
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Sat. 3 p.m. 2022 Member Show Opening Reception 
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Ink N' Drink: Holiday Card Making Workshop
Sat. (11 a.m.) Christmas Card Workshop (6 p.m.) Annual Red Dot 10 x10 Art Sale
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sat. 8 p.m. Comedy Night feat. Jay Simpson, Jeff Colella, Lou Misiano. $15
Big Bear Gear
1874 River Road Lambertville
(609) 460-4784
Sat. 12 p.m. "Holiday Party"
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. 6 p.m. Winter Market on Farnsworth / Music w/ "Jazz Duo" (Old City Hall located at 3 Crosswicks Street) 
Sat. 12 p.m. "Holiday Spirits" Pub Crawl (Reservations Required)  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Jim Dedrick Trio
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   
Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Thurs. 8 p.m. An American Christmas Songbook w/ Keither Baker and the Bristol Riverside Theater Concert Band
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sat. 12 p.m. "Deck The Halls with Melancholy Dark Beer and Dark Music" feat. (8 p.m.) Silvertomb, Unholy Water ( A Type O Negative Tribute), Heavy Temple. (FREE event / VIP available $35)
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch  
Mon. 5 p.m. Supper with Santa
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Sat. 5 p.m. Meet The Artists Art Reception feat. Kim Lageux and Denise Jill Marshall
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Bury The Hatchet Princeton
2495 Brunswick Pike Lawrenceville
(609) 337-2557
Fri. 7 p.m. Glow Throw     
Cadwalader Park
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Sun. Kids Wreath Making Workshop on The Veranda. (FREE event 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. Webb T.  $20  
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Jerrold Benford, Vishnu Vaka, John Franklin. $23.69 Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Buddy Fitzpatrick, John Franklin, Dean Blizzard. $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
City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor 
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Blackwells Mill
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. Pat Guadagno w/ a call from Zach Allen of Tempt  
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Pottery Painting and Holiday Cookies. (6:30 p.m.) Kids Night Out: Ornament Painting (Registration required)
Sat. 11 a.m. Vintage Tree and Truck Painting Party
Sun. 5 p.m. Upside Down Trivia Night
Columbus Baptist Church 
24260 West Main Street Columbus
(609) 298-6226
Sat. 6 p.m. The Carols of Christmas Concert. (FREE event, light refreshments)  
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 9 p.m. Club Night w/ DJ Deco. Ages 21+
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong  
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov 
Mon. 4 p.m. "4th Annual Ugly Sweater Party / Toy Drive" $20 ($10 with unwrapped toy)
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5 
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 7 p.m. Chalk, Talk and Holiday Cheer
Sat. (12 p.m.) Wine Trail Holiday Festival feat. (2 p.m.) Meg Russell (6 p.m.) "Merry and Bright" After Hours Holiday Fun
Sun. (12 p.m.) Wine Trail Holiday Festival 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. Low Totem
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. 7 p.m. Nobody's Business
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Rachel & Tyler
Sat. 8 p.m. Frankford Fitler  
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney 
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 968-0600
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke 
First Presbyterian Church of Mount Holly
125 Garden Street Mount Holly
Sat. 4 p.m. Neighborhood Christmas Party
Sun. 3 p.m. Rancocas Valley Singers Present: "Heartwarming Holidays" $10 (Adults, kids ages 5-12 $5, kids under age 5 FREE)  
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 8 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Holiday Wreath Workshop
Sun. 9 a.m. Breakfast with Santa  
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” Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" w/ Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) Never Enough 
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Holiday Sip & Shop
Fri. 8 p.m. Keith & Joey
Sat. (10 a.m./12 p.m./2 p.m.) Brunch wth The Grinch. $34.95 (Adults, $12.95 Kids ages 12 and under) (8 p.m.) Rich Baker Trio
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sat. 5 p.m. Christmas Movie Night: "Home Alone" 
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.) Triple Rail Turn (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Buzzer Band (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 5 p.m. Amish Outlaws. $15
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Pyrenesia / Alex Radus Quintet
Sat. 8 p.m. James Maddock's "Festivus" Show
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.) Deb & Mike
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. On The Fly
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Melissa Ann
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.
Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ John Davis (9 p.m.) Midnight Sun
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Harley Minton
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
Thurs. 3:30 p.m. 2022 Holiday Party Sponsored by Penn Jersey Pool & Spa Association. $45 (includes dinner buffet, door prizes)
Fri. 8 p.m. Eddie Tamiani
Sat. 8 p.m. Dueling Pianos  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Rich Cassenti & Friends
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sun. 2 p.m. The Grouser Girls  
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Fri. 8 p.m. Alpha Rabbit, Joy On Fire, The Clydes, RGD
Sat. 9 p.m. Comedy Night feat. Brent Terhune. $10
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic w/ Mike Dialto (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.)
Tues. 7 p.m. Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+  
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 7 p.m. Guns 4 Hire
Fri. (3 p.m.) Customer Appreciation Happy Hour w/ Wayne Billotti (9 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sat. (9 a.m. / 11 a.m.) Breakfast with Santa (6 p.m.) Keith & Joey (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
Lakeside Cafe and Liquors
129 Route 31 North Pennington
(609) 621-9998
Sat. 1 p.m. Trivia
Tues. 5:30 p.m. Trivia.    
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
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.) Elvis Christmas Tribute. $30 (advance)
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. / 5 p.m.) "Scrooge The Musical" (SOLD OUT check for ticket availability)   
Lawrenceville Main Street
17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville
(609) 219-9300
Fri. 5 p.m. "Second Fridays On Main Street"
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman  
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. Troublemakerz
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 9 p.m. Pissed!, Teenage Bigfoot, Poison I.V., Aliens Exist.
Wed. 9 p.m. "17th Annual Shitmas Festival" 
Mill Hill Playhouse (Passage Theater)
205 East Front Street Trenton
(609) 392-0766
Fri 7:30. p.m. "A Christmas Carol" $40
Sat. 3 p.m. / 7:30 p.m."A Christmas Carol" $40  
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sun. 2 p.m. Bill Ihling
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. 3 p.m. "A Christmas Story"
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sat. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Video Game Night
Fri. 7 p.m. FREE Movie Night feat. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic  
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Fri. 5 p.m. Holiday Market  
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. (5 p.m.) Snap Dragons (8 p.m.) A Celebration of the Music of Chicago w/ "Beginnings"
Sat. 8 p.m. A Celebration of the Music of Chicago w/ "Beginnings"
Sun. 5 p.m. Chris Pinella: "Christmas In New Hope" 
Newtown Athletic Club
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA
(215) 968-0600
Sat. (8:30 a.m.) Brunch with Santa (6 p.m.) Kids Night Out feat. "Let Kids Be Kids" or "Cinderella Warrior"  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia
Sat. ( 3p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Slim & The Perkolators
Sun. 1 p.m. Local 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. Jamison
Sat. 9 p.m. Leading Zero
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Polish Nannies
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
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo   
Old Hights Brewing
123 West Ward Street Hightstown
(609) 469-5976 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Be The (Lamp) Li9hter" Beer Release Celebrating Coby St. Phard's 25th Birthday and Benefitting the Be The Li9ht Foundation w/ music by Kyler St. Phard 
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday & Ugly Sweater Contest w/ music by Radio Fiction 
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m. Harmonics Quartet
Sun 11 a.m. December DIY: Block Printing Wrapping Paper (12 p.m.) Courtney's Carolers
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Sat. 8 p.m. Spanky's Garage
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"  
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Sat. 12 p.m. Paint & Lunch Event, $50
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 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch    
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church)
50 Walnut Lane Princeton
(609) 799-0944
Fri. 8 p.m. Vance Gilbert
Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun. 12 p.m. The Art of Adriana Groza  
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 12:30 p.m. James D. Hicks Concert & Broadcast. (Takes place at the University Chapel)
Fri. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. "An Evening of Readings and Carols: 30th Anniversary Celebration" (Takes place at the University Chapel)
Sun. 4 p.m. "A Feast of Carols" a Choral and Orchestral Concert. 
Quakerbridge Mall
3320 U.S. Route 1 Lawrenceville
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Holiday Music w/ The Villa Victoria Academy (Takes place in the atrium)
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046
Thurs. 6 p.m. Anthony "Fast Ant" Cannuli
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Mon. 5 p.m. Dinner with Santa  
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Gina Corso (8 p.m.) Cara Cartney
Fri. 7 p.m. Michelle Lordi Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (7 p.m.) Andy Prescott
Sun. (10 a.m.) Santa Brunch-Elf Academy. $45 (Adults, Kids ages 12 and under $25) (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney
Tues. 7 p.m. Camille Peruto
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight
  
Robbinsville Senior Center 
1170 Route 130 North (Folsom Way) Robbinsville  
(609) 259-1567
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Line Dancing Reunion. $15
Mon. 12 p.m. Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting (Takes place at Municipal Building) 
Roebling Museum
100 2nd Avenue Roebling
(609) 499-7200
Sat. 3 p.m. Holiday Crafts and Tree Lighting. (FREE event / Tree Lighting takes place at 6 p.m. on corners of 5th and Main Streets) 
Roebling Trinity United Methodist Church
1285 Hornberger Avenue Roebling
(609) 499-4908
Sun. 4 p.m. Carol Sing-A-Long (Informal Sing-a-long / Instruments welcome) 
Saint Mark United Methodist Church  
465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square
(609) 587-1286 
Sun. 5 p.m. Carols by the Fireside feat. Saint Mark Handbell Quartet  
Salon 33
794 Alexander Road Princeton
Sun. 7 p.m. Helen O'Shea and Friends  
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Sat. 5 p.m. Community Tree Lighting
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Fri. 8 p.m. Donnie & Richie D
Sat. 8 p.m. Kickbax
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. Rich Seiner   
Smithville Park
815 Smithville Road Easthampton
Sat. 1 p.m. "Winterfest"  
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. AJ Slick
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. Timeless Duo    
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Thurs. 5 p.m. Ladies Shopping Night  
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Fri. 10:30 p.m. EarCandy
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Laura Lea & Tripp Fabulous
Mon. 6 p.m. Holiday Sip N Shop
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Thurs. 6 p.m. CCB Wrapping Night 2022
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. SoulShine  
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. Jay Oliver Acoustic Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. Suburban Sensi
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Speed Limit
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
 
TCNJ College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road Ewing 
(609) 771-2467
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. TCNJ Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble (Takes place in Kendall Hall)
Fri. 7:30 p.m. TCNJ Wind Ensemble & Percussion: "Riffs!" 
Sat. 3 p.m. Holiday Concert w/ The Blawenberg Band. (Takes place at Mayo Hall)   
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Newtown City Lifestyle 2nd Annual Holiday Party (Tickets must be purchased in advance) 
Fri. 10 p.m. "Dance Night" w/ DJs Darius The 1st, Lydell, Kirk Anderson
Sat. 7 p.m. Anders Hyatt
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney  
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton 
(609) 924-2310 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Holiday Arrangement & Wine Tasting 
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White
Sun. 1 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle 
  
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville 
(215) 681-4660 
Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Block & Christylez Bacon 
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. (10 a.m.) Brunch with Santa (9 p.m.) FM Band
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. Asylum Choir
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton   
(609) 656-3200   
Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. "Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market." Appearances by Danny Tamberelli and Michael C. Maronna. Live music, vendors, food trucks. $15 (2-day pass/Kids ages 10 and under FREE) 
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Na Bodach
Sat. 7 p.m. Keith Quinn
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" 
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. Big Whiskey
Sat. 9 p.m. SpareParts
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel  
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. Midnight Sun
Sat. 9 p.m. Blame It On Richie
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. Jukebox Graveyard
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
Sun. 7:30 p.m. "White Christmas"
Tues. 7:30 p.m. National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation"
  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouse
Sat. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Stage Left
The Tavern at Penns Park
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Plush
Sun. 4 p.m. The Bunker Band 
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m.  Mum's The Word, Creatures of Content. $10, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
The Union House
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Lovelight  
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
All Shows 21+  
Titusville Presbyterian Church 
4 River Drive Titusville
Sun. 2 p.m. Hopewell Valley Jazz Ensemble. $20 (advance and cash only )
  
Train Wreck Distillery  
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6300
Sat. 7 p.m.  Radio Fiction
Trenton Free Public Library
120 Academy Street Trenton
(609) 392-7188
Thurs. 5 p.m. "PANDEMICA:" Images of a Potential Future Exhibition by Addison Vincent and Addy V. Pfeiffer
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Sat. 9 p.m. The Hard Maybes
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.)
Trinity Church 
33 Mercer Street Princeton
(609) 924-2277
Fri. / Sat. 6 p.m. "Star in the East" Songs of the Season feat. Emily Mann and Christopher Coucill.   
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Sam Ryan
Sat. 12 p.m. Matt Gordeuk
Sun. 12:30 p.m. MG3  
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Carol Hamersma Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Trio
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly 
(609) 975-9270  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 5 p.m. 8th Annual "Lighting of the Leg" 
Sun. 1 p.m. Open Mic  
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. The Backbeat's Vinny R
Sun. 1 p.m. Jersey Sure Cats
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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My Fair Lady

Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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Afternoon Recital: Dr. Sungji Kim

Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 2:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music


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Elvis Birthday Bash

Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: music


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The Language I Speak, Buon Ferragosto & Vagrant

Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 7:00pm
NJ Film Festival
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: film


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Watermelon Sugar: Harry Styles & 1D Dance Party

Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 8:00pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music


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My Fair Lady

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 2:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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My Fair Lady

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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Broadway Bound by Neil Simon

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 2:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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Broadway Bound by Neil Simon

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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Lucky Chops

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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Dru Hill – 25th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: music


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Shorts Program #1 – Online for 24 Hours and In-Person at 5PM!

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 5:00pm
NJ Film Festival
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: film


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City of Love – Online for 24 Hours and In-Person at 7PM!

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 7:00pm
NJ Film Festival
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: film


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New Jersey Symphony presents Hilary Hahn & Xian Zhang Unite!

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music


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The Bell Bottom Blues: Clapton Tribute Band

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music


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Canadian Brass

Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Kean Stage - Enlow Hall
215 North Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205
category: music


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My Fair Lady

Sunday, January 29, 2023 @ 2:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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Broadway Bound by Neil Simon

Sunday, January 29, 2023 @ 3:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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Cabaret in the Loft - Mark Evans

Sunday, January 29, 2023 @ 7:00pm
The Loft @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Sunday, January 29, 2023 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music


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