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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/20/22


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 10/20/2022

Rock On! This Week

“We found it in our vault, which we've been going through in recent years and it's something that we've been meaning to put out for quite some time and we finally did," said a thrilled Dennis Diken, drummer of The Smithereens. "This was recorded during an interim period; we worked on it in early ‘93 and eventually later that year we signed with RCA Records and we actually recorded two albums worth of material. The songs that did not appear on "The Lost Album” were actually re-recorded for “A Date with The Smithereens” once we got signed with RCA.” 

Released on September 23, "The Lost Album" is a treasure trove of not only nostalgia for the band and their fans but gives new listeners an idea of the sound that dominated MTV decades ago. According to Diken, the decision and the process came together very quickly. 

“Well, the good thing is; we had all of the mixes on this material done back in 1993. So, all we really needed to do was to select the tracks, sequence them and master them and find artwork and fortunately, we have a lot of photos from that period. I always snap pictures whenever I work or we're at a gig or on the road so we had some images that really did reflect the mood of those sessions and where we were at that time. So, it was really just a matter of putting it together and some people have heard it and have reacted very positively to it so we're glad that it's able to get out and see the light of day after all these years.”  

“We had some things in our vault and this was one of the pieces that was pretty much realized right away and so I was going through the tapes and I presented it to the fellas and everybody was really very excited about it. So, Mike (Bassist Mesaros) actually was inspired to write one that went along with it and he did a really good job and so we were all on board for sure and then we all knocked our heads together and decided the running order and also, we decided that the song called “Out of This World” would be the single from the album; so yes, we did very much collaborate on how the project would be seen and the label, Sunset Boulevard Records is our manager Len Fico's label and it was an easy step to make just to do that but we just thought that now was a good time to do it because we're going to do a new studio album next year and we thought this would be a good project to have in between and our fans seem to be very receptive and they love hearing from our vault so, it just seemed like the time was right so...” 



 
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With the untimely and sudden passing of front man Pat DiNizio, the band had many decisions on their plate; what to do next and should they even do so? Diken explains that through loss; there were some unexpected additions. 

“Oh, it was a huge loss and a huge shock to us,” he said with emphasis when asked about Dinizio. “The first experience that we had after Pat passed that indicated we could continue without him; because at first it was an awful lot to process as you might imagine; believe it or not it's going to be five years in December that Pat left us, he passed in December of 2017 and at that point in time we had on our books, a gig at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for January of 2018. So, at first we weren't sure how we were going to proceed with that event which was produced along with Little Steven Van Zandt who was on board for that event and he suggested that we keep the date and have The Smithereens surviving members enlist various lead singers to perform with us; which we did and that's how it became apparent that both Marshall Crenshaw and Robin Wilson; who were among the folks with us that night; that it could very well work and it was kind of a no brainer with Marshall because we knew him for many years and with Robin; it turned out that he had been a very big fan of The Smithereens going back to his younger days. So, he was kind of beside himself and we were happy to find that out and have an opportunity to have him sing with us; there were other vocalists that played with us that night but those were the two that we really felt at home with." 

Using dual vocalists is working nicely for the band; will they be playing any of the new, or should I say "Old" material live? 

“We haven't worked it up for live performances yet but we're going to very soon. The song “Out of This World” will be the single and there's two or three other songs that we're going to rehearse and perform Iive. I think Marshall will be cool with that; he has been very receptive to all the songs that we’re performing live and it's really become a great fortuitous meeting of minds and spirits and in terms of Marshall and Robin Wilson fronting The Smithereens; we're lucky that we have kindred spirits that are excited about performing with us because it means very much to us because Marshall was somebody that we looked up to a great deal when we were starting out and he was kind enough back then to have us open some shows for him and he also played keyboards on our first album, “Especially for You” on a few songs. So, he and Robin have become members of our extended family; it's really cool and we actually have two gigs in December. We're playing what we're hoping will shape up to be an annual event in our hometown of Carteret, New Jersey. We are playing there on December 3, there's a new venue which opened up; I guess we played what was considered to be the grand opening last December; it’s the Performing Arts Center in Carteret and it's right on the site where; it's funny because it's on the site of a city block where there used to be a candy store where we would go and ride our bikes to and buy comic books and magazines. So, it's really a nice feeling to be able to go back to Carteret and have the love and support from everybody there.”   

Do you know what else is really cool? Being someone of notoriety, which The Smithereens very much are and when asked about being in the same category of Jersey musicians like Sinatra or Springsteen, Diken says that despite all these years later, it is still a "Pinch me" moment.

“I do it every time believe it or not,” he said in a very appreciative tone. “You’ve probably heard this from other people but when you're inside the eye of the hurricane it almost doesn't seem like it's you that you're seeing at the rest stop on the Parkway or wherever they now have you. We're in the New Jersey Hall of Fame and there are images of the recipients of that honor in different places; in the Newark Airport and now at the rest stops and billboards on the Garden State Parkway and when you see these things; we played the other day in Clark, NJ and they have these big banners around that town and as I was driving to the show I noticed them and I said, oh that's nice to be promoting us and it had our logo on it but at the same time it's a bit unreal; you know? That's me and the other guys that are being referred to and it's funny because we grew up being and I'm sure you can say the same thing, you grew up being a huge fan of music and it meant everything to you growing up. You’d go to the record store and you’d buy an LP and you couldn't wait to get home and not only play the record but to pour over the cover and just dissect every morsel of information and every little image on the album cover you could and you just lived for music and every week a new record would come out and a new sound on the radio and to be on the other side of that where you're actually contributing to that culture is the stuff dreams are made of. We've been lucky that we're able to do it and the fact that we have fans that our music reaches and they're very receptive to it and they go out of their way to let us know how it resonates with them and what meaning it has to them and the fact that sometimes our music could help them get through the day or through a tough spot in their life; one time, I always like to tell this story because it's so poignant. One time, we were at a hotel in New England I think it was in New Hampshire and we're checking out the day after a gig and the woman behind the desk said, “Oh! You guys are The Smithereens! I wish I could have been at your show last night but I had to work and I wanna tell you that one of my best friends was a big fan of yours but unfortunately, she passed away but what she did request and she does have is an epitaph on her tombstone and it is the lyrics from one of your songs” I mean; how do you react to that? So; it's like wow, OK, I guess it's worth doing this, it's worth all the travel, the time away from our families and everything that goes into it; it's worth doing if you're really reaching people the way the music that we love reached us and spoke to our hearts.  So, yeah, it's a gift to be able to do that and I feel it's really important to the world to be able to be entertaining and doing this for a living; it's not just about having fun, it's about enriching people's lives hopefully and from what we get from our fans we are succeeding in that. I know that I looked at music to get me through the day a lot of times and to inspire me so it's wonderful to be able to be doing so.” 

So where can we get the new release? 



 
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“The best place I guess is officialsmithereens.com, that is probably the best place to look for it. We’ve been wanting to do this for a while and we like the record; we're happy to be able to share it with the world and yeah, it's actually just kind of the tip of the iceberg because we have a lot more in our vaults that we're looking forward to releasing. We were happy doing this together so, there's gonna be a lot more and we'll be working on the material for the new album and that's very exciting and some of it will be written with Robin and Marshall and some of it will just be our own work so yeah, it’s great.”  

The band isn't all that captivates Diken's interest, he also has himself on the airwaves as well.

“Yes," he said with a chuckle, "I do a weekly radio/streaming show on WFMU.org called “Denny's Den” and it's on every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM but it's archived so anybody that wants to hear it can listen to it anytime; it's there to be had 24/7 and it's not currently affiliated with any college. Years ago, it was the radio station of Upsala College but that stopped a long time ago because that college no longer exists; oh, and it’s listener supported.”  

To discover more about The Smithereens' latest release, "The Lost Album," please visit www.officialsmithereens.com .

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
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. "First Annual Lambertville Halloween Film Festival" 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "First Annual Lambertville Halloween Film Festival" 
Sat. 10:30 a.m. LHFF Monster Makeup Demo / "First Annual Lambertville Halloween Film Festival" 
Sun. 1 p.m. Halloweenville w/ Director Q & A  
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.) Aaron Quarterman
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Diane Chiorello
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Brian Elliot  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Thurs. 10 a.m. Princeton Fall Fest feat. The Ragtime Relics, (TBA)  (Takes place at the Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street) 
Fri. 7 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytelling & Poetic Open Mic
Sat.1 p.m. Family Saturdays: "Printmaking"
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Fri. 7 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Sat. 7 p.m. Moot Davis & the Lizard Men
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tues. 7 p.m. / Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Ages 21+ 
Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Frank Olivetti  
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Sat. 6 p.m. "Pink Party" Cancer Benefit
Bordentown Performing Arts Center
318 Ward Avenue Bordentown
(609) 496-1452 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Puffs"
Boro Bean
9 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 466-6681
Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Sam Ryan
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 p.m. Metallica Tribute w/ "Orion" 
Sat. 4 p.m. Hoppy Halloween Beerfest 8
Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo 
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Wed. 7 p.m. Napalm Death, Brujeria, Frozen Soul, MDC   
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Rico Jones Quartet. $20  
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Mike Marino & Friends. $23.69 Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Mike Marino & Friends. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. (TBA)
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Ernie White
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. Alexander Simone & Who Dat? Live Crew  
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (7 p.m.) a Tribute to Green Day w/ "Nimrod" (8 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Matarese. Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour"  (8 p.m.) Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute w/ "Street Survivors" w/ DJ Host Mike Alba
Sat. 9 p.m. Unofficial TCNJ Homecoming w/ DJ Desisto. Ages 21+
Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke "Scary-okee"
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck  (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5
All Events Ages 21+
Cream Ridge Winery 
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Fri. 6 p.m. "Endless Summer" feat. wine, music and more. (Tickets required) 
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Sat. 2 p.m. Randy Burrows
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)
Sat. 5 p.m. "Impact To Water" Photography by C.a. Shofed
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Fri. 8 p.m. Cat5
Sat. 9 p.m. Country Rogue
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo  
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 7 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo                                                                                                                                                      
 
Dadz Bar and Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609)267-4344
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 8 p.m. Shameless
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker Night  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Dan  
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Sat. 8 p.m. Mr. Nice Guy
Falls Township Community Park
9125 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
Sat. 2 p.m. 2022 Halloween Car Show
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Sat. 8 p.m. Skippy's Toy
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Sun. 3 p.m. Halloween Spooktacular 
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.)   
German American Society
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton
(609) 585-5200
Fri. 7 p.m. Witches Ball Tricky Tray.  $20 (cash), doors open at 6 p.m. (Outdoor Biergarten Event) 
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Sat. 8 p.m. Supertrain
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. Ryan Sab
Sat. 12 p.m. "Halloween Trunk-Or-Treat" (Prizes for Best Costume and Best Trunk) 
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Fri. 5 p.m. Yards Brewing Co. "Very Mega" World Championship
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.) Van Morrison Tribute w/ "Tupelo Honey" $25  (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Bigg Romeo (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 4 p.m. Wineskin or Slidewinder Blues Band 
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. "Somebody's Daughter" A Play w/ Zara Phillips
Wed. 7 p.m. Halloween Fright Fest
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Deb & Mike
Sat.  (1 p.m.) Chris from Rave On (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Rhyme & Reason
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Modern Rewind
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/ Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Midnight Sun
Sat. 9 p.m. Troublemakers
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Laura Fiacco
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. Ryan Shawn
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Gary Ryan
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer Band
Sun. 2 p.m. Bud & Gerard Belviso  
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Rico and T-Bird
Fri. 9 p.m. The Kristi Jean Band
Sat. (3 p.m.) The Real Fugitives (9 p.m.) Alright Junior, The Waywoods, Rescue Pets. Ages 21+
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+  
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. (6 p.m.) Radio Fiction (9 p.m.) DJ Dan
Fri. (6 p.m.) Mark Sacco (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong   
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Laurita Adult Idol" Tryouts
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing
Sat. Late October Food Truck Festival feat. (11 a.m.) Roundabout (2 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston (3:30) Amber Moon (6 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston  (7:30 p.m.) Vinyl Countdown. $12 (advance ages 21+ ages 20 and under FREE / FIREWORKS at 9/9:30 p.m.)
Sun. Late October Food Truck Festival feat. (11 a.m.) Jersey Surecats (2 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston (3:30 p.m.) Pennington Station Band (6:30 p.m.) Billy Joel Tribute w/ Wade Preston. $12 (advance ages 21+ ages 20 and under FREE)
Lillipies Bakery 
30 North Harrison Street Princeton
(609) 423-2100
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime w/ Jazams 
Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm
2691 Monmouth Road Jobstown
(609) 723-2630
Sat. 12 p.m. Skippy's Toy Duo
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jack Furlong w/ Pat Kerrsen
Fri. 8 p.m. Sam Ryan
Sat. 8 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Keith Franklin Jazz
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic   
Main Street Mt. Holly  
28 Washington Street Mt. Holly  
(609) 914-0811  
Sat. 3 p.m. Zombie Crawl
Mansfield Township Community Park
24594 East Main Street Columbus
Sat. 2 p.m. Harvest Festival 
MarketFair 
3535 U.S Highway 1 Princeton (Center Courtyard) 
(609) 452-7777 
Fri. 10 a.m. "Beyond Pink" Art Show  
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Sun. 12 p.m. 6th Annual Chili Cook-off  
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. FFOG
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker  
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. The Challenged, Coach's Son, Lamplighters, My Altomont
Mill Hill Playhouse (Passage Theater)
205 East Front Street Trenton
(609) 392-0766
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Blues In My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson" 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Blues In My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson" 
Sat. 7:30 p.m. "Blues In My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson" 
Sun. 3 p.m. "Blues In My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson"   
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. (1 p.m.) Tod The Mod (2 p.m.) Ed Wall
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Fri. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia  
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. / Sat. 8 p.m. 33 1/3 Live's Killer Queen Experience  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. The Savants
Sun. 1 p.m. School of Rock Newtown "Halloween Edition"   
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri.  9 p.m. EarCandy
Sat. 9 p.m. AJ Slick Band
Sun. 4 p.m. Tenderhooks
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Midnight Sun
Ages 21+  
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 8 p.m. Radio Fiction
Tues. 7 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ music by Radio Fiction
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Karaoke  
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Erik Daab Trio
Sun 1 p.m. Music Fest Sundays feat. The Sensational Soul Cruisers
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" 
Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial                                                                                                                            
1 Memorial Drive Trenton
(609) 984-8400
Sat. 7 p.m. "Ode To Joy"  
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Diane Chiorello  
Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ DJ Ron
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church)
50 Walnut Lane Princeton
(609) 799-0944
Fri. 8 p.m. Beppe Gambetta
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 8 p.m. Xian Zhang Conducts Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem
Sat. 1 p.m. Family Concert: "Meet The Music: Can Music Tell a Story?"
Wed. 6 p.m. Jess Gillam and Thomas Weaver  
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 295-8236
Fri. 12 p.m. "Oktoberfest"  
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Wed. 7 p.m. Author Series feat. Jason Rekulak  
Screamin' Hill Brewery
83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge
(609) 401-2025
Sun. 12 p.m. Lesser Seamus  
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. 6 p.m. The Company
Sat. Fall Fest feat. (12 p.m.) Y'all Or Nothing (6 p.m.) The Mix (6:30 p.m.) Cara Cartney
Sun. Fall Fest feat. (12 p.m.)The Real Fugitives 
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil
Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke Contest ($1,000 cash prize)  
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 6 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 p.m. Shameless
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. Ian & Mike
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Spoopypants: Another Halloween Show   
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Sat. 12:30 p.m. "Pink Your Ride....For Mia" Breast cancer Awareness Benefitting St. Mary's Hospital. (Lunch, Music, Beverages)  
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Fuzzy Bunny Slippers
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Quizzes at The Ridges
Sat. 2 p.m. "Oktoberfest" feat. (7 p.m.) Darlin' and the Dogs. $7 (advance)
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Thurs. 8 p.m. Kings Highway Comedy Hosted by Dave Collins feat. Jon Delcollo, Jay Simpson, Colum Tyrrell. $20
Sat. 4 p.m. Joe and Krista  
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 Hosted by Joe Goodnall  
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. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke     
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Fri. 7 p.m. Kate & Bob
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney   
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G   
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Edison Wilson
Sun. 1 p.m. Veronica Kole  
The Beer Garden at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Sat. 9 a.m. Fall Harvest Festival
Sun. 10 a.m. Fall Harvest Festival 
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville 
(215) 681-4660 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra"   
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. Wildflower
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. 80s Undercover
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton   
(609) 656-3200   
Sat. 9 a.m. NJAYF Jersey Shore Cheerleading
Sun. 3 p.m. Jeff Dunham
Wed. 3:30 p.m. Mercer County Job & Career Fair
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Ray Coleman
Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" 
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 12 p.m. Strange Brew Crew
Sun. 12 p.m. The Jericho Grass Band
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. Jukebox Graveyard
Sat. 9 p.m. Hind Sight
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Chris Benedetti  
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo  
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA
(215) 942-4000
Fri. 7 p.m. The Bucks County Singers 
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Soto
Sat. 9 p.m. The River Dogs
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Supertrain
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
Tues. 7:30 p.m. "Wooden Treasures" The Story of Bucks County Covered Bridges
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. Twice Is Good
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Keep The Change
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m. A Tribute to No Doubt w/ "Doubtful." Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Tool Tribute w/ "Schism" Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Sat. 8 p.m. Live Music (TBA) 
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)  
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) Ryan Sabalaske
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Russell Norkevich  
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Tom Trovas Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio  
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly 
(609) 975-9270  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 12 p.m. 10th Annual Punk o' Lantern Release Party  
West Trenton Ballroom (West Trenton Firehouse)
40 West Upper Ferry Road Ewing 
(609) 883-0325 
Sat. 8 a.m. Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market  
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Sat. 6 p.m. Carmen Marranco & Bud Belviso
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739 
Fri. 8 p.m. Halloween Party
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Roger Gardella
Sun. 1 p.m. Chris Swatt
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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