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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...1/11/24


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 01/11/2024

Rock On! This Week

"I wanted to go to art school, I went to Parsons; that's how I talked my parents into letting me go to New York in the middle of the '70s when it was considered to be a very dirty, dangerous place. So, yeah, I convinced them that I wanted to go to college there and that worked out pretty well. I made a few kind of not the best choices but overall, I was a good kid and worked hard in school so; I got away with it," said a laughing Amy Rigby as she discussed her start in music and her upcoming January 20 appearance at Randy Now's Man Cave in Hightstown, NJ. 

"Not the best choices" is one thing but her "Choice" to pursue songwriting and music has surely turned out to be a great one for Amy whose journey began in western Pennsylvania. 

"I started as a fan of music growing up in Pittsburgh during the Classic Rock days and then moved to New York City in '76 and started going to CBGBs," she recounted. "So, I was a big Punk fan and then I started writing songs and in the early '80s I started a Country band because it kind of felt like Punk was a little played out and like CBGBs, had kind of turned more Hardcore. I started discovering old Country music through thrift stores and flea markets and finding old records; I was always a big reader and so I got interested in the lyrics of Country music and started writing songs. I became a songwriter, playing guitar and started a band in the East Village and just kind of kept going from there."

Rigby states that she has always been a fan of music in general and through her family members was exposed to various types and styles but in a chicken or the egg kind of way; was it her love of music or playing of an instrument that piqued her interest? 



 
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"Love of music," she said immediately. "My parents were older so they were into Frank Sinatra and Broadway musicals and those great Broadway musicals of the '50s and '60s on record and the films like "Sound of Music" and "Sweet Charity." I definitely got into songs through my parents loving people like Burt Bacharach and Barbara Striesand and Dionne Warwick. So, it was kind of more like that old kind of classic pop music and through that I started playing piano. I was more of a visual artist but I did like to play piano and I wanted to learn some of those songs like "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife" and "Up, Up and Away" and that kind of '60s pop music. I had an older brother and he was listening to early FM radio and he was really into Led Zeppelin and The Who and through him I kind of got interested in that but I also remember hearing Elton John on the radio and just really loving it. Elton John was my first massive musical crush, I got all of his records, I studied all of the liner notes; he was my first artist where I was like, wow and every album is a whole world unto itself and I became kind of obsessed with learning all of the lyrics. So, that is what kind of got me into studying albums, studying the total package and when I moved to New York, there was so much going on and musically happening right there in the city then and it was so much closer up than going to see a big rock show in an arena. Being in a little club like CBGBs or Max's and being so close to the musicians just made it seem like something that anybody could do if they had the nerve; I think that kind of inspired me to want to start doing music on my own but it took a little while to figure out how."

Oh, she figured it out and did so to the point where her songs are that rare combination of honest, funny and intellectually stimulating but above all else, they are "Relatable." Rigby has song titles such as "Diary of a Mod Housewife," "Summer of My Wasted Youth," "Are We Ever Gonna Have Sex Again?" and many more lyrically provoking songs that are sure to strike a chord or hit home with essentially, well, everyone. 

"I think that honesty and sort of real life details are what I aim for in songwriting," she explained. "Some are more humorous than others but I'm just trying to be real; it's not what I really set out to do but that was the writing that I liked. That's what I think drew me to country music; the honesty and these were regular people living real lives and so, I think that is what I've gone for in my songwriting. I think for me, it's like writing fiction, you kind of make things up but you also project what you know and go through yourself into these scenarios. Some of it is actual, well, this is kind of what happened and some of it is based on things I overhear; I always have a notebook, I'm always writing down stuff I observe and conversations that I overhear and just kind of take it from there. Sometimes it's enough just to find one phrase; once, I overheard someone say, "Don't look at me in that tone of voice" and I was like, oh my God, that is such a great line and that turned into a song. I kind of imagined that it was these two other characters but it definitely felt like what was going on in my life at the time so it was like a good way to express what I was actually feeling, so there is always some element of truth."

There is more to Rigby than just music; she is an accomplished author, blogger and also has her own podcast. So, one might think she prefers to work alone but not so; she operates strictly as the situation allows and incorporates both her writing and music into most shows, even if things slowed due to world events over the last few years.

"I was in bands for years and then I started putting out solo albums and have done that and toured pretty much consistently for the past 30 years. The last couple of years obviously have not been the same because of the pandemic; it slowed things down a lot. I definitely have toured a lot less than I have for decades but I have a couple shows in January; I always go out and play. I have a new record that will come out sometime in 2024 so I'll do more then, I'm waiting for that to actually book some serious touring. My last extensive touring was in 2019, I had put a book out, I wrote a memoir called, "Girl To City" and I think I played about 35 cities here in the U.S. I book myself, some of it was in clubs and some of it was in bookstores so I took the book and did readings and played songs. Sometimes I go out with a band, sometimes I have a drummer and a bass player but these January shows are solo; it's just part of what I do. A writer writes, I'm writing another book, I have a podcast, I have a blog, so I just kind of keep going; it's my profession and my passion."

January 20 sees her come to Randy Now's Man Cave, located at 119 West Ward Street in Hightstown for a 7 p.m. show. What can we expect in such an intimate venue such as The Man Cave



 
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"I'm playing solo, I guess I should ask Randy how long he wants me to play," she laughed. "A lot of times when I'm playing solo I sometimes do two sets, it depends on the set-up which can sometimes be good if it's a tight space where you can't really move around. It is the lyrics that people like to pay attention to; to get the most out of it, you kind of have to follow what I'm saying, the stories; ya' know? I'm not saying it's demanding and not enjoyable (laughs) but it can be nice to take a break in the middle. I'll be playing some old songs, some new stuff, I'll probably be doing a little reading from the book that came out in 2019 but also, I'm working on something else so I might throw something in from that. Some of the songs are funny, some are more poignant, so there will be a good mix." 

To purchase tickets to the show, please visit http://www.mancavenj.com/?fbclid=IwAR1kReyCJ0oYKIOS-WDsubRQLNUJmZ5cYxL-wjwKc9TifdZ4wr7YxEBJhBw and to discover more about Amy Rigby, please go to https://www.amyrigby.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


Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. AudioPilot
Sat. 12 p.m. Acoustic Brunch 
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday  Brunch
Mon. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso
Tues. 7 p.m. Jessica DiDonato
Wed. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco
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 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Weekly Life Drawing + Painting Open Studio w/ Model
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Puppet Making Workshop w/ Kenneth Lewis
Sun. 3 p.m. ART OF: The Crossword Puzzle
Mon. (1 p.m.) MLK Day Poster Making Workshop (4:30 p.m.) Artist Talk w/ Dr. Ronah Harris
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Sara & Tamer
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Billy Futrell
Sun. 3 p.m. Dueling Pianos
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
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 w/ DJ Burn
Ages 21+
Blaze DoubleTree by Hilton 
4355 US Route 1 Princeton
(609) 452-2400
Wed. 7:30 p.m. "Paint and Sip, Northern Passage" w/ Antoinette Evola
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 
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. Jessica DiDonato Duo
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou Trio (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8 p.m. Starship Lovechild
Sat. 8 p.m. Punk Rock Karaoke feat. Members of  Circle Jerks, Pennywise, The Dickies, Goldfinger. $27.50, doors open at 7 p.m., ages 21+
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Poetry Night 
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul
Chesterfield Inn
633 Chesterfield-Arneytown Road Chesterfield
(609) 298-1917
Sat. 9 p.m. Bent Mushroom
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. 7 p.m. Groove Pocket
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Fri. 8 p.m. Chrome Pony
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Lovelight w/ Mark Diomede (10 p.m.) Club Night w/ Rotating DJs
Sat. 4 p.m. "the Tommy Davis Experience"
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)  
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues and BBQ Jam (8 p.m.) "Wednesday Night Fever" Disco Hustle Dance Party  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Tarot Card Reading & Wine Tasting
Sat. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes
Sun. 2 p.m. Kat Rivers
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
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
(609)267-4344
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 7 p.m. Heart fulla Bluz
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Rees
Wed. 7 p.m. Loose Bandits
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly 
(609) 261-0500   
Sat. 7 p.m. Couzins Duo
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. The Backporch Jug Band
Fri. (6 p.m.) Craft & A Cocktail Boro Workshop: Japanese Embroidery Mending. $50 (8 p.m.) Father & Son
Sat. 8 p.m. The Reality Check Experiment. $10
Sun. 4 p.m. Drum Circle. $10 Suggested Donation (or pay what you can)
Wed. 7 p.m. DBums' Hootenanny and Open Mic of Music Poetry and Spoken Word Hosted by Michael Henry Robert  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. WURL
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Radio Revolution
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA 
(267) 685-0725 
Sat. 8 p.m. FM Connection
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Thurs. 9 p.m. DJ entertainment
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Sat. 6 p.m. Kid's Club: Movie Night / Italian Night with Live Music
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
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" (8 p.m.) Little Sister
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Pixie Twist
Tues. 6:30 p.m. '80s Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions
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
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. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party w/ Iron Mike
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Jumper (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
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 p.m.) Wayward Souls
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Christine Havrilla
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Mark Feingold Group
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 
Sat. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Carmen Marranco
Sat. 2 p.m. Steve Guyger Duo
Sun. 2 p.m. Mario & Frank  
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Sun. 3 p.m. The Burners 
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. Mario & Frank
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Lou Mutter 
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (2 p.m.) Chili Cook-off (5:30 p.m.) Dakota Leigh (10 p.m.) Nick & Dom
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch (2 p.m.) Special Olympics/Polar Bear Plunge Fundraiser
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Sat. 7 p.m. Awesome '80s Dance Party
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Radam Schwartz
Fri. 7 p.m. Omeed Nyman Trio
Sat. 7 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Sun. 12 p.m. Brunch w/ The Keith Franklin Trio
Magikava
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  
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. Sometime In September
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night 
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Sat. 9 p.m. The Noys, ill-Omega, Megan Kelley, Chuck White, Mr. Trappington. $10
More Barn Studios
104 Sandy Ridge-Mount Airy Road Stockton
(609) 414-3636
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Hiroya Tsukamoto
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Lend Me A Tenor"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Lend Me A Tenor"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Lend Me A Tenor"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Fri.  8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 7 p.m. Joe & Krista 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Video Game Night
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 
Sat. (1 p.m.) Bill Ihling (8 p.m.) The Sensational Soul Cruisers  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.  Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Rachel & Ty
Sat. 6 p.m. John Thomas
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. (6 p.m.) Brian Elliot (9 p.m.) Fish Out of Water
Sat. 8 p.m. The Road Dogs
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
Thur. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. ArHouse
Ages 21+   
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Fri. 6 p.m. SoulShine
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
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Rory
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction 
Sat. 9 p.m. Sami Eldebs  
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. Michael Patrick
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
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 Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton 
Sun. 4 p.m. Poetry Reading
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 8 p.m. Beethoven's Violin Concerto w/ Augustin Hadelich
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Randy Now's Man Cave
119 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 424-3766
Sat. 6 p.m. Green Day "Saviors" Listening Party (FREE event)  
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. Andy Prescott
Sat. 7 p.m. Liz DuFour
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Neil Podgurski 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
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
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. "South Park"  Trivia
Slocum's Bowling Center
1675 Pennington Road Ewing
Sat. 11 a.m. "Bowling with Bubbles" Benefitting Make A Wish Foundation. $10 (Includes lanes and shoes)
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 8 p.m. Old School Saints
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. El Noordzo
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. Grand Theft Audio
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. Black Cherry
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Country Night w/ "Let's Ride"
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Sat. 7 p.m. SoulShine
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. Rave On  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Sat. 8 p.m. Jersey Calling
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
TCNJ College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road Ewing 
(609) 771-2467
Sun. 8 p.m. Winter 2024 Large Ensemble Concert
 
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  
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Carmen Marranco
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jerry Steele
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
Mon. 5 p.m. Nyckelharpa Workshop w/ Didier Francois
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community Orchestra  
The Buck Hotel 
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA 
(215) 396-2002 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Buzzer Band and Diva
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) The Zings
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. El Ka Bong 
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Na Bodach
Sat. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
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. Jumper Philly
Sat. 9 p.m. SpareParts
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
The Florence Community Center
69 Main Street Roebling
Sat. 7 p.m. Julian McCullough Hosted by Joel Richardson. $20 BYOB
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Sat. 8 p.m. Singing Humans
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Slick
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Talking In Cursive. $5
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Bambu Weasels
Sat. 8 p.m. Little Sister
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Thurs. 3 p.m./7:30 p.m. "Young Frankenstein" $15
Fri. 8 p.m. A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey w/ "Caligula Blushed." $40.10
Sat. 7 p.m. Puppy Pals. $34.86 (3 p.m. show is SOLD OUT check for availability)
Tues. 7 p.m. "The Story of Plastic" a Documentary. $17.04
The Penguin Rocks (24 Hour On-Demand Music/Radio)
www.thepenguinrocks.com 
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. Pete Tonti
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. No Way Out
Sat. 8 p.m. Za Band
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Faranheit
Sat. 8 p.m. Mid-Life Crisis
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night  
Fri. 8 p.m. The Looms, Kitty Rotten, Alpha Rabbit, Disoviet, Autumn Automatic. $15. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Santana Tribute w/ "Almost Santana" Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. Future Stars Show feat. (12:30 p.m.) Eddie Tamanini (1 p.m.) Strange Velvet (1:50 p.m.) Placid (2:45 p.m.) Future Souls (3:30 p.m.) SAP (4:10 p.m.) Philly Expo (4:55 p.m.) Rust (5:40 p.m.) Bella Ierano. $15, all ages
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Tony Caine
Sat. 8 p.m. Modern Mojo
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Sat. 7 p.m. '80s Night w/ "The Emulators"
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 1 p.m. Bob Smith & The Dixiecrats
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Monk & Monk
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
VANEFRANCODANCE
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. Tom Trovas Duo / Hootenanny Tweed
Sat. 7 p.m. Matt Richards Duo
Mon. 6 p.m. Quizzo
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
West Windsor Arts Center/Nassau Park Pavilion
952 Alexander Road Princeton 
Fri. 7 p.m. Art Show Opening Manifesting Beloved Community
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. Gary Cavico 
Sat. 1 p.m. Jersey Surecats
Sun. 1 p.m. Justin Love
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
 


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