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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/19/23

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 10/20/2023

Rock On! This Week"That's right, yes! I think forty percent of the show is my solo stuff but the big event is "Foxtrot at 50" because we're on permanent catch up of course since it was released in 1972 but post COVID we're now years beyond; it's 50 years plus of "Foxtrot" but I'm looking forward to bringing it to the States," said a very enthusiastic Steve Hackett as he prepares for three consecutive nights at one of his favorite "Haunts," The Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ beginning Thursday October 19. "I've been doing this in the rest of the world and it has gone down very well indeed. I think it happens to be a great album, it's an album that doesn't falter basically; that's the strength of it and it's much loved by fans of classic or early Genesis, including John Lennon who called us "Three sons of The Beatles" and I'm very proud of that. So, if he liked it, there must have been something in it that's worth preserving. So, I'm sort of undertaking not exactly a one man crusade but I think it's all about the musicianship and the quality of that, the team I am with reflecting the glories of the team that once was when Genesis was at its most fiery; putting the fire back into Genesis. I think that's my mission at this point in time and if I get to play people a couple of solo things that they like, I think they could be quite surprised if they found a team that was dear to them, that can be reached again now that the music can be just as emotional, powerful and well-played as all the rest." 

"Mission?" Hackett definitely sees it that way as he is laser focused on bringing that "Fiery" era of Genesis to fans old and new alike. The term "Fiery" is how he describes the era of Genesis music that was going through its own self-discovery along with the men who were creating it but he is quick to add that his current band mates add a refreshing spin on the old classic material. 

"I have to say, when Genesis was a young band, we were struggling to play these things. Over time, technology has improved, techniques have improved, the band has managed to bring this thing to life in ways that perhaps we could have only dreamed of back in the day and for me, this is the real deal, it's restitution but it's also Genesis with fire. When I joined Genesis, it was fairly laid back, fairly folky and occasionally it blended into rock and I thought, if I'm gonna stay with this band, maybe between Phil Collins and myself, we need to give this thing a harder edge and I think the band became very exciting before the word progressive was even used and we didn't know what we were supposed to be. The band became very exciting throughout the albums "Foxtrot" "Selling England By The Pound" and so on and so forth. "Trick Of The Tail," by the time we were doing that stuff like "Dance On A Volcano," yeah, it could drum up a storm and it was always very important to me that a band could turn on a time and play lots of different styles and feel equally at home and comfortable in those styles and we achieved that during that time. I don't want to cast aspersions on whatever Genesis became but for me, that fire was always important to be able to do that. The stuff we were listening to at that time, we were pals with King Crimson, Yes, ELP and the rest and in the early days, Phil would say, "You have to check out Mahavishnu Orchestra and listen to this" and we'd listen to that but then he'd say," You've also got to check out John Coltrane" who was doing that kind of stuff with fast stops and precision stuff; it dates back further but you could see where we were coming from. It was Billy Cobham, Bill Bruford and it was about the experts in musicianship and I think it became something else perhap due to pressures. MTV worked its magic in many ways but I think people started to do albums that were full of potential hit singles and that changed the sound of the music and the shape of the music as well as the intention of the music. Whereas, listening to something that really moved you, it created its own pictures, the video was all in one's head, it was a more literal, symbolic, more magical era where the stuff came from; up to perhaps 1980 music was always a certain way and after that, I think perhaps it was serving a different god." 

Hackett never seems to mind reflecting on his past and as we discover; he divulges something many may or may not know about his musical beginnings but regardless of when or how he started; music is definitely his passion. 

"I think that audio has always had to fight back," he began, referring to resistance in changing styles of music. "There has always been this idea that every group that came along had to have a gimmick. The reason why it took so long for The Beatles to get signed in the first place was because people were saying, "Vocal groups, it's all over for that, it's instrumental groups now" and this and that. So, there is always a good reason for not doing something and that kind of inertia permeates the music business. People love to be lazy and all I can say is, if you feel passionate about the music you do, if you've got passion, precision and dedication to it, you're going to be there anyway because it's your drug of choice. You haven't got a choice; if you believe in music and the healing power of it and its ability to re-energize people and change the world and all the rest; some people might think I'm pretentious saying all of that but music really did change the world, it brought everyone together. We've got a decoupling world right now, we've got a world in crisis for all sorts of reasons. It seemed to be easier at the time of, "All you need is love" because if the world wasn't actually all singing the same song, at least they were all watching the same program and saying, maybe these guys have got something here. Big events like Live Aid can bring about big changes on a large scale or it can do it on a small scale like reading the stuff by the late, great Oliver Sacks wrote; the doctor I am talking about, "Awakenings" and all of that. There was a woman who was suffering from the inability to move from the Parkinson's condition Akinesia where she would absolutely freeze like a statue and the only thing that would get her moving was to hear music that would move her emotionally and then she could remain motion physically. The power of music does that, it gets through to people in private; we could publically lament the passing of great acts that sold billions of records and having whatever is left but that private experience and that experience where the power hits you or someone says, "You've got to hear this record" or "Come and see this band, they are going to change your life, I promise you won't be disappointed;" when someone says that you may think, I may have to check them out. Then you might be blown away by it; I still believe in the power of music. I have to, it is the air that I breathe, that's it. Ever since I was two years old I was definitely trying to play an instrument. My dad gave me a harmonica and I used to play the same two notes over and over again and my mother would say, "You're playing the same two notes" and I knew what I was trying to do; I was trying to isolate the notes. I thought that if I could find them, I could eventually pull them together into something; that's how I started out and then the guitar came later. It was the mouth organ, the harmonica, Larry Adler and later on it was Paul Butterfield who I absolutely loved and his band with Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield and Howlin' Wolf's rhythm section; great stuff. "In My Own Dreams" has some great stuff on there; introducing David Sanborn with that incredible sax solo on "In My Own Dreams" where it sounds almost like an Indian violin coming in; it's just so good." 

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"It's still a lovely instrument," he continued on, "The harmonica and it's capable of many things and I really must crack on with getting some more blues stuff together in order to astound the world with my ability to do that as well as the guitar (Laughs). I just love it, sometimes people think it is a guitar. If you record it in a certain way it's got the same kind of ability to change tone and wail and sustain notes and vibrato, to get a brassy sound; it's a very exciting little instrument." 

Whenever Steve and the band come to New Jersey, The Scottish Rite is always on their list of must visit venues and he openly admits he looks "Very much forward to performing there." 

"They say it's haunted but there is something there; I think the place works as a natural amplifier. Some gigs are like that, you're on stage and the acoustics are very friendly and make everything sound very powerful. There are certain gigs like that that I love; there's a symphony like that in England, The Academy in New York and The Scottish Rite are all like that; you hit the bass and it goes POW!" 

"I think there have been changes since we last spoke over recent years. We have a different rhythm section. We have Craig Blundell on drums, Jonas Reingold on bass but the other guys remain the same. We have Nad Sylvan on vocals, Roger King on keyboards and Rob Townsend on an awful lot of instruments, mainly sax and whistles, flutes, extra keyboards and a bit of percussion at times. So, he's a multi-instrumentalist, a jazz professor but they are a great band, an extraordinary band actually."

"Extraordinary" no doubt; so what can the array of Hackett/Genesis denizens expect if attending over the next three nights? 

"We do "Foxtrot" in its entirety and then another couple of things. We do some solo stuff and the set is about 40 or 50 minutes long depending on solos and we usually take a 20-minute break halfway through so people can get to the bar and we can take a break but yeah, it's about two hours plus, maybe two-and-a-half hours; it's quite a long show but it's worth it."

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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

Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Marc Hoffman
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch  (5 p.m.) Jessica Stanley
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Brunch
Mon. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato  
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Colin Duffy
Sun. 3:30 p.m. "A Bewitched Murder Mystery Dinner" $60, doors open at 3 p.m.
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Fri. 8 p.m. "50 Years of Hip-Hop" Community Dance Party
Sat. (11 a.m.) Pumpkin Palooza (1:30 p.m.) Artist Talk: Valerie Huhn "In Whose Image" 
Wed. 7 p.m. Inktober Draw Along w/ Barbara DiLorenzo
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Sat. 7 p.m. Sara & Tamer
Sun. 3 p.m. Dueling Pianos
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Thurs. 7 p.m. Line Dancing
Fri. 7 p.m. Curbie & the Sidewalkers
Sat. 7 p.m. Moot Davis
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Sat. 12 p.m. Halloween Party
Sun. 3 p.m. Trycheck
Wed. 7 p.m. Horror Trivia hosted by Damien Glonek
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Sat. 6 p.m. "Pink Party"
Bordentown Performing Arts Center
318 Ward Avenue Bordentown
(609) 496-1452
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Trap" 
Boro Bean 
9 East Broad Street Hopewell 
(609) 466-6681 
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. John Abbott 
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Wendi & The Lost Boys
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou Trio (6 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Sat. 12 p.m. Hoppy Halloween BeerFest
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Fri. 5:30 p.m. SoulShine
Sat. 2 p.m. Lulu's 2023 Meet & Greet Adoption Event feat. live Music, Food Trucks  
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia
Burlington County Fairgrounds and Pavillion
1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus
(609) 265-5858
Sat. 10 a.m. Crafts N' More Fall Fest & Dessert Crawl 2023
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Michael Brigante. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sonya Vai. $26.50, Doors open at 7 p.m.  
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul
Club Atlantis
1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 944-1777 
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco 
All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to Impress
Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing 
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Full Grown Men
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. A Tribute to Eric Clapton w/ "Best of Clapton" 
Fri. (5 p.m.) Happy Hour (8 p.m.) El Ka Bong
Sat. 9 p.m. The "Unofficial" TCNJ Homecoming After party w/ DJ Paul Desisto
Sun. (10 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas) $34.95 (Adults, kids ages 6-12 $14.95, kids under age 5 FREE) 
Tues. 7 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ  Complimentary Dance Class w/ Jose "Papo" Diaz
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues and BBQ Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJ. $5   
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 259-9797 
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 2 p.m. Jim Nelsen
Sun. 2 p.m. Bill Thomas  
Crosswicks Community House 
480 Main Street Crosswicks
(609) 442-5830
Fri. 6:30 p.m. FREE Movie Night: "Super Mario Brothers"
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m. 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. 8 p.m. Dion Paci
Sat. 8 p.m. Bill Thomas
Mon. 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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. Hot Club of Philadelphia Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. Mike Lorenz Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Frank & Friends
Sun. 4 p.m. Drum Circle w/ RasMykl The Rootsetter and Christopher Purtle  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Stage Left
Sat. (12 p.m.) 1st Annual Trunk or Teat & Kids Karaoke w/ DJ Dennis Patrick  (8:30 p.m.) Springbrooke
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 6 p.m. Wine & Dine
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. Cover Up 
Sat. 9 p.m. Anger Management
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Boos & Booze" Costume Party
Sun. 3 p.m. Halloween "Spooktacular"
Founding Father's Sports Bar & Grill 
2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 923-1100
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe Castro
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.)  
German American Society 
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton 
(609) 585-5200
Fri. 7 p.m. Witches Ball Tricky Tray Benefitting The Jeremy Fund. $30 (Includes one sheet of tickets), ages 18+
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" 
Sat. 8 p.m. Pixie Twist
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616 
Sat. 3 p.m. Storytelling: The Art of Self-Excavation
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge 
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Sat. 9 a.m. Fall Festival
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.) Lords of 52nd Street (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Legacy (11:59 p.m.) DJ Summer Dance Party 
Mon. 5 p.m. Fundraising Event for Joann and Bob Lilly w/ The Buzzer Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) the Tri-Tones
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (1 p.m.) Tommy D (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. McMillan & Company
Sun. 2:30 p.m. Frank Cervantes
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 w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday  
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiocco
Il Portico Restorante Italiano 
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night
Fri. / Sat. 7 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony O
Irish Rover Station House 
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Ant Cannuli 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Bud & Gerard Belviso
Sun. 2 p.m. AudioPilot
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly 
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Jim Perkins & Friends
Ivy Tavern
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke 
All shows 21+    
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Sunshine Spazz
Fri. 9 p.m. The Waywoods with Bren
Sat. (3 p.m.) Girls On Grass, June Star (9 p.m.) the Swiss Guard, Great Oblivion, Za, The Hz
Sun. (3 p.m.) Sean Faust (9 p.m.) Christopher Daniel
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto feat. (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) 
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Kenny Dubman
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Ty Mares (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. 12 p.m. ChowderFest feat. (1 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G (5:30 p.m.) Lofash (7 p.m.) Nick & Dom (10 p.m.) DJ Baynice
Mon. 6 p.m. Kids Pumpkin Painting Night
King George Inn 
102 Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA
(215) 788-5536 
Sat. 5 p.m. Mike & Shanna 
Labyrinth Books Princeton 
122 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 497-1600 
Wed. 6 p.m. John McPhee w/ Joel Achenbach and Robert Wright: "Tabula Rasa"
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush and Friends
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. James Popik                                                                                                                                                   
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Fri. 7 p.m. Wade Preston's Tribute to Billy Joel. $25 (SOLD OUT check for availability) 
Sat. "Oktoberfest Food Truck Harvest Festival Weekend" feat. (11 a.m.) The Rangers Nouveau (2:30 p.m.) Junkyard Dawgs (6 p.m.) Groove Pocket. $13 (Advance / Ages 20 and under FREE) 
Sun. "Oktoberfest Food Truck Harvest Festival Weekend" feat. (11 a.m.) Strictly '60s (3 p.m.) Pennington Station Band  
Lawrenceville Main Street 
17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville
(609) 219-9300
Wed. 6 p.m. "Music In The Park" feat. Polish Nannies. (Weeden Park FREE admission) 
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sat. 12 p.m. Paint A Pumpkin. (Ages 13 and under / Registration Required)
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff  
Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm
2691 Monmouth Road Jobstow 
(609) 723-2630  
Sat. 12 p.m. Fall Harvest Festival
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Fall harvest Festival
Louie's by Jason 
1111 Route 130 North Robbinsville
Wed. 5:30 p.m. The Blue Eyed Balladeer
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2739 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Astrology Readings by Riss Cottrill 
Mon. 6 p.m. Magik "Art Mondays" 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Fayema  
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
Fri. 8 p.m. "Carrie" 
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Carrie"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Carrie"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. "Vamp-Party" 
Sat. 7 p.m. Low Totem 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street Princeton 
Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Conservatory at Nassau: Music for Clarinet and Piano feat. Kenneth Ellison & Phyllis Lehrer
 Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
Sun. 12 p.m. Blue's Bootcamp & Brews
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market 
Wed. 8 a.m. Flea Market
New Hope Winery / Tavern 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 794-2331 
Fri./Sat. 8 p.m. 33 1/3 Lives / Killer Queen Experience
Newtown Athletic Club 
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA 
(215) 968-0600 
Fri. 6 p.m. Pop-Up Heels Class "Beyonce Renassaince Tour"   
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Schitt's Creek" Trivia 
Fri. 5 p.m. Oliver Dagum
Sat. 5 p.m. JDuo
Wed. 4 p.m. Open Mic Night
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. LeCompt
Sat. 9 p.m. Eric B Freestyle Night 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Nomad Distilling Company
20 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Classic Rewind
Ages 21+   
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 Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Radio Stranger
Sat. 9 p.m. Marc Hoffman
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction   
Pasquale's Sports Bar 
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial                                                             
1 Memorial Drive Trenton 
(609) 984-8400
Sat. 7:30 p.m. "Pictures at an Exhibition" opening Night for Capital Philharmonic
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Tues. 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception Honoring Gino Melone
Princeton Country Club
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch 
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church) 
50 Walnut Lane Princeton 
(609) 799-0944 
Fri. 8 p.m. Tret Fure
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton 
Sat. 10:30 a.m. "A Fluid Art Experience" w/ Adriana Groza
Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529 
Fri. 7 p.m. Stay Tuned Presents: The Giant Halloween Happening 2023 feat Drama, Poetry, Live Music. (FREE event, ages 12+) 
Mon. 6:30 p.m. Through The Storm: Finding Home
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 8 p.m. Schumann's Cello Concerto feat. Sterling Elliott / Conducted by Joseph Young
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. "Nightmare Before Christmas" Pain Event
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046 
Sat. 6 p.m. The Vintage Vibe Tribe  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Gina Corso
Fri. 7 p.m. Maci Miller 
Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo  
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics  
Russo's Music Center 
1989 Arena Drive Hamilton  
(609) 888-0620 
Thurs. 4 p.m. An Evening w/ Taylor Guitar
Sandy's Beef & Ale
2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA
(2670 852-2333
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo  
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo  
Screamin' Hill Brewery 
83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 401-2025
Sat. 2 p.m. The Successful Failures
Sun. 2 p.m. Keystone Breakers
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Shady Brook Farm 
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 968-1670 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Party On The Patio" feat. Kindred Spirit Duo
Sat. 6 p.m. Sometime In September 
Sun. 5:30 p.m. Black Rose 
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Big Whiskey 
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil 
Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke Contest
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 7 p.m. Tom Tallitsch
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 943-2321 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton 
Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz 
Wed. 8 p.m. Acoustic BS
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Sun. 1 p.m. "Pink Your Ride' Breast Cancer Benefit w/ Shameless
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Laura Lee & Tripp Fabulous
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. (8 p.m.) Tavern & Tiaras Halloween Drag Show (Upstairs) (9 p.m.) Complicated Matter (Tavern)
Sat. 8 p.m. Celebrating 10 Years of Charles Laurita & The Mischief
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
TCNJ College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road Ewing 
(609) 771-2467
sat. 11 a.m. Concert On The Steps w/ TCNJ Concert Band
Temperance House
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050
Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich 
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Neville Esquire
Tues. 7 p.m. Beginner Line Dance Lessons w/ Jeremy Line Dance. $40/4 Weeks 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays
TGI Fridays
2703 Mount Holly Road Suite 3 Washington Twp.
(609) 239-486 
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia  
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night 
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" Community Orchestra  
The Buck Hotel 
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA 
(215) 396-2002 
Sat. 9 p.m. Secret Service 
Tues. 7 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis
Sat. 9 p.m. Thrown Together
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Sat. 10:30 a.m. 
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. JB Rocks
Sat. 7 p.m. Popik & Stewart
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" 
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066 
Sat. 2 p.m. The Razz Brothers. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. 2 p.m. Str8up. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
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. The Groove Dudes
Sat. 9 p.m. Little Sister
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Sat. 8 p.m. J'MO
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Bingo (10 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ BayNice
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Soto
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv 
Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown  
The Morrisville Tavern 
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough
Sun. 3:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Penguin Rocks (24 Hour On-Demand Music/Radio) 
Mon. -  Fri. "Radio Jersey" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Classic Jersey" Hosted by Gary Wien
Sun. - Sat. "Beyond The Palace" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Danny Coleman's Rock On Radio" feat. Steve Ojane & Frank Schaefer of Initial Kick, Steve Gaspar, Deko Entertainment and Janet Rothstein of Cafe Artiste
Sun. - Sat. "From The Basement" Hosted by Mike Marrone
Sun. - Sat. "Deuce Radio" Hosted by Matt Barker
Sun. - Sat. "Altrok Radio" Hosted by Sean Carolan
Sun. - Sat. "Lighty's Corner" Hosted by Gary Wien 
Sun. - Sat. "The Troubador Show" Hosted by John Godfrey
The Roost
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo 
Fri. 8 p.m. Twice Is Good
Sat. 8 p.m. Bad Hombres
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 7 p.m. The Bunker Band
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe Vadala
Fri. 8 p.m. Sean Daniels and The Law Abiding Citizens. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. '90s Themed Halloween Party and Lip-sync Battle Fundraiser Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Fri. 8 p.m. Ryptyde
Sat. 5 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. (3 p.m.) "Irish Sessions" (9 p.m.) The Williamsboy
All Shows 21+
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
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Fri. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Ed Packer
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Lia Menaker
Sat. (12 p.m.) Brad Staudel (6 p.m.) Russell Norkevich
Wed. 5 p.m. Greg McGarvey
23 Hankins Road Hightstown
(609) 635-3572
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Beginner Bachata (8 p.m.) Beginner Salsa. $18 
Fri. (7 p.m.) Advanced Bachata (8 p.m.) Advanced Salsa. $18
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Fri. (7 p.m.) Acoustic Keys (8 p.m.) Nova
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio
Mon. 7 p.m. Chaturanga & Cheers Yoga w/ Renee Mahoney 
Vault Smoke House
19 West College Avenue Yardley, PA
(267) 907-8550
Thurs. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. The Williamsboy 
Sat. 1 p.m. Vinny Rugnella
Sun. 1 p.m. Chris Giakas
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"

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Count Basie Center Gospel Choir ft. Chapman Roberts

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New Jersey Symphony at Ocean County College

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Something Corporate brings reunion tour to Stone Pony Summer Stage on August 23rd

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- In June, beloved early 2000s pop-punk band Something Corporate kicked off their 21-date sold-out reunion tour which will be heading across the U.S. this summer and fall. The Out Of Office Tour – the first official cross-country tour featuring the band's five original members in over 20 years – stops in Asbury Park on Friday, August 23, 2024 at The Stone Pony Summer Stage with support from Hidden In Plain View.

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

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

Albert Music Hall presents "Sweethearts of the Jersey Pines"

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