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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...11/2/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 11/02/2023

Rock On! This Week

"I think people were still kind of hesitating to come out in September with COVID on the uptick and no vaccine out yet, we decided to just wait and see if we could drum up a little bit more support," said Annie Raines before a recent rescheduled appearance with her long time partner Paul Rishell at The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton, NJ. "We're in the process of recording an album and also going through a lot of our old live shows that we have on all kinds of different formats and we have a friend with a great studio who is digitizing everything so that we can possibly release some live songs and old things we did in the studio that we didn't release before. So, we have a sort of profound archive of 30 years of audio and visual stuff."

Paul and Annie have been together for more than three decades, have recorded six albums, performed with or opened for acts such as John Sebastian, Rory Block, Susan Tedeschi, Ray Charles, Little Feat and a host of others; their album "Moving To The Country" won a W.C. Handy Award for "Acoustic Blues Album of the Year" and they have garnered multiple Blues Foundation Award nominations. 

Last week, this dynamic duo made the trek down from their home state of Massachusetts to make yet another appearance at the "Little" music room which has become a favorite of many a musician and music lover; both Annie and Paul agree that The Lizzie Rose has a definite charm. 

"We did a couple of sets at The Lizzie Rose, people like to take a break sometimes and have some snacks; we always really appreciate the hospitality at The Lizzie Rose and it has even gotten better over the years as they've developed. The community has kind of put together the whole place as a showcase venue. Now there is a real dressing room which we didn't have before," said Annie as she laughed. "They are really lovely to us there. They called us up at the very beginning and said, "We're doing this thing in an old hat shop; do you want to try it out?" So, we said, yeah, we're in and we drove down. So, this was like our fifth time there. A few years ago, a couple drove out from Indianapolis just to see us there; that's crazy but that's what they wanted to do. They drove all night and got there the next day and saw the show. It's gratifying because we are driving six or seven hours from Boston to South Jersey so it's a long way to come out and we really appreciate it when people come out and enjoy the music and talk to us after the show; we really missed that over the past few years."  



 
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"It's a cool little place and it does sound great and it has a small stage so it's not too voluminous," added Paul. "What Annie said about that couple, we were playing in Northern England one time, probably 20 years ago now and I was watching the door as we were playing the last 20 minutes of our last set and I watched this guy come in the door and everybody else was getting ready to leave after a couple of more songs. This guy comes in with his overcoat on and after we finished our set which was like two maybe two-and-a-half songs, I walked up to him. I started talking to him and it turns out, he got out of his job and took the boat to Northern England to see 15 minutes of our set and he was perfectly happy. When people do that and tell you about it casually; I made a point to ask him; where did you come from? He said, "Oh, Ireland." I said; come again? He said, "Yeah, I live on the coast, I got the boat and I'm here." He drove at least five or six hours; we've had people do that in lots of different places so, yeah, it's gratifying." 

Paul and Annie are known mostly for their duo work and sometimes they will be joined by others when performing but for the most part, from onstage to producing albums; it is just the two of them but there is one thing that runs deep within them and that's the importance of keeping the tradition of the blues alive.

"We've not brought other musicians to The Lizzie Rose so far," explains Annie, "Sometimes when we're closer to home in Boston we bring out some folks to play with us like some of our former Berklee students. Paul was just awarded a grant to teach one of his former Berklee students; a guy from Israel who has been studying country blues and other kinds of world music and a cultural council gave him a big traditional artist apprenticeship grant which was a big honor that we're still trying to wrap our heads around; it's a two year program that we really appreciated to help keep traditions alive."

"In 2005 we formed our own label called Mojo Rodeo Records and that's been our label since then. We put out "A Night at Woodstock" on CD/DVD that came out on that label so no, we're not working with an industry label. We're working on some new material but we've actually dug deeper into the traditional country blues catalog and started playing music by artists that we've never covered before like Frank Stokes or some songs that are obscure, even to us. Memphis Minnie, we're doing some Memphis Minnie songs now that we didn't use to do. She is really an eye opener, she's such a real giant in the whole story of the blues and she tends to get relegated to the woman's chair like; oh yeah, there are women too doing this kind of thing. She really kind of saved the music in the '30s when nobody could get a record deal for a blues record and she was popular enough to keep making blues recordings when everybody else was shutting down." 

Being a woman in blues music hasn't always been easy. Annie's citing of Memphis Minnie draws attention to one of the few success stories of women in blues music in years gone by but that game has changed with the successes of women in the genre like Bonnie Raitt, Samantha Fish, Ana Popovic, Shemekia Copeland and so many others. Raines is happy about the recent influx but more importantly the acceptance of female artists in blues music today is of far more importance. 

"In the old days, people used to ask me this, "What's it like to be a woman harmonica player?" That was sort of what they call a face palm (laughs). I'd be like, OK; what's my point of reference? Really, it's good to be able to look back over 30 years and see how much things have changed as far as people courting mutual respect across the gender lines in the music. I think it was much more male dominated for a time and I think a lot of people who would come up listening to rock 'n' roll kind of missed out on the community that created the blues consisting of men and women and women singing like men and men singing like women. There is a lot of people getting together in the blues and it used to be kind of an obstacle in terms of having an elevated conversation about it but I think it sometimes helped me to not be seen as just another guy playing his harmonica. Sometimes I wasn't seen as a threat so that helped but sometimes I was seen as a threat, so it can go both ways." 

"The first five or six years of recorded music from 1921 or whenever they started recording," continued Rishell, "The first five or six years were all blues recorded by women. No men recorded until 1925 or 1926, so all of those five years of recorded blues until you got to Bessie Smith who was the best of them until she was killed in a car accident and that's when the men started taking over. Lemon Jefferson sold more records than a lot of other people and he was the first man to do that. So, it's basically historically repeating itself going by that narrative. If you're selling guitars, you probably sell more guitars to guys than girls; so it's one hand washes the other in this business." 



 
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"Absolutely," interjected Raines, "I think any time anybody who is great out there, it helps everybody and puts bread on everybody's table too. It's not just a question of whether they are commercially successful but if they are devoted to sharing the stories of the music and if they've dedicated themselves to that it makes a big difference. We're all out here now and almost all of the old guys that we learned from are not around anymore; so we're it! So, anybody who cares about this music can really influence things a lot by supporting it. I see online too, a lot more women play harmonica at professional levels all over the world and in the U.S.; it has definitely mushroomed it and that's been a really good thing." 

Paul & Annie will return to The Lizzie Rose Music Room on April 6 of 2024 for yet another appearance at one of their favorite "Hat shops" and if interested in finding out more about advance tickets or this great duo; please visit https://www.paulandannie.com/paul-and-annie .

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. Mark Robidoux
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Fast Ant
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Brunch  
Mon. 5 p.m. Bill Thomas
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. Skyline
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. Nick Mich
Sat. 3 p.m. Jonathn Ashe
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Sat. 1 p.m. Day of The Dead Community Celebration
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton
(609) 394-9436  
Fri. 6 p.m. To Find Love and Death and Issa Vibe: Self-Taught Discovery of Color Reception
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Rondie James
Sat. 7 p.m. Sara & Tamer
Sun. (11 a.m.) Yoga & Drinks (3 p.m.) Dueling Pianos w/ Cecil & Mike
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 
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Blaze DoubleTree by Hilton 
4355 US Route 1 Princeton
(609) 452-2400
Thurs. 6 p.m. Marc Hoffman
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 
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Pizza Fest" feat. Aloha Monkey 
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
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour  
Bristol Riverside Theater 
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100 
Sat. 11 a.m. Fall Festival
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Tues. 7 p.m. Paint & Sip
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Tim and Topher  
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
Sun. 3 p.m. Brian Betz. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. JJ Ramirez. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sean Morton. $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  
City Streets
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Jim Delre Band
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval
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. Spanky's Garage
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Lovelight w/ Mark Diomede
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour (8 p.m.) Se7en
Sat. 8 p.m. Blues 'n' RnB Night feat. Cooper's Blues Project and Midnight Sun TTL
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  
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. Popcorn & Wine Pairing / Jim Nelsen
Sun. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes  
Crosswicks Community House 
480 Main Street Crosswicks
(609) 442-5830
Sat. 10 a.m. "Gorefest"
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
Fri. 8 p.m. Virus
Sat. 8 p.m. Freestyle Night w/ DJ Eric B
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
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Linda from Random Notes
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. James Popik Duo w/ Chuggy Carter
Fri. 8 p.m. Billy Dominick Really Solo
Sat. 8 p.m. The Great Bonfire
Sun. 4 p.m. Drum Circle Hosted by RasMykl the Rootsetter and Christopher Purtle  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Tailspin
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Fish Out Of Water
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 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Two For Flinching
Sat. 8 p.m. Big Country
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Falls Township Community Park 
9125 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
Sun. 9:30 a.m. Gifts from Gwyn 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. ArHouse
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Book Club
Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" feat. Hank Machuga
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Photography Club 
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.) Radio Revolution
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions  
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA 
(215) 504-7277 
Fri.  8 p.m. EarCandy Acoustic
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616 
Sun. 1 p.m. Artists In Action / Local Voices: Memories, Stories and Portraits
Mon. 5:30 p.m. Candlelight Yoga + Meditation
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square 
(609) 586-1811  
Sat. 7 p.m. Deb & Mike 
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
Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market
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.) Eric Clapton Tribute w/ "Bell Bottom Blues" $25 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (4 p.m.) 1960's Costume Dance party w/ Strange Brew Crew (8:30 p.m.) Se7en (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline 
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 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. (5:30 p.m.) Bardown
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Robert Ruffis Experience
Sun. 2:30 p.m. Silent Q
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.) Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) DJ Beenice
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Dane
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Mikey Jr.
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. Shauny Mac
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Sunday's Afternoon w/ Carrie McCay
Sun. 2 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
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 
Fri. 9 p.m. Mike Montrey Band
Sun. (3 p.m.) Christine Havrilla & Christine Moll (7 p.m.) Songwriters Showcase Hosted by Jesse Ketchell feat. Tod The Mod, Yupanki, Rachel Rosemarie, Bungler, Maiasia, Caleb Gohen. $10
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 
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
Mon. 7 p.m. Friendsgiving Mixology Class. $40
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 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Laurita Junior Idol Tryouts
Fri. 7 p.m. Awesome '80s Dance Party. $9
Sun. 11 a.m. Wine & Goat Yoga
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sat. 12 p.m. Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff
Louie's by Jason 
1111 Route 130 North Robbinsville
Wed. 5:30 p.m. The Blue Eyed Balladeer
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 hosted by Fayema  
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. AJ Slick Band
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night 
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Sat. 9 p.m. Action Park, Skapossitory, Take Today. $10, Ages 21+
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Elf" The Musical
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Elf" The Musical
Sun. 3 p.m. "Elf" The Musical
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. Popular Creeps
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. Trivia 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 
Fri. 8 p.m. Chicago Tribute w/ "Beginnings"
Sat. 8 p.m. Chicago Tribute w/ "Beginnings"  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Fly On The Wall
Sat. (3 p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Matt Kresge
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.) Keep The Change (9 p.m.) Bigg Romeo
Sat. 9 p.m. Y'all or Nothin'
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. (7 p.m.) Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio “Happy Hour” Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Music by Mark Sacco (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. '80s Undercover
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 Hights Brewing 
123 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 469-5976
Sat. 5 p.m. Chet & Ari  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Tour de Force Trio
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. Jon Savage & The Classic Rockers
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Groove Pocket 
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 
Fri. (5 p.m. Fluid Art Workshop w/ Adriana Groza (7:30 p.m.) Andrew Wynn & Dave Homan
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Do Re Meet Post Concert Speed Friending
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Gina Corso / Cara Cartney
Fri. 7 p.m. CJ Steinway & Olivia Perrin
Sat. Liz DuFour
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo
Robin's Nest Restaurant
2 Washington Street Mount Holly 
(609) 261-6149 
Fri. 4:30 p.m. Jeff L 
Roebling Museum 
100 2nd Avenue Roebling
(609) 499-7200 
Sat. 11 a.m. Roebling History Walk: Delaware River Heritage Trail  
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
Saint Mark United Methodist Church  
465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-1286
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Wieszczek
Sandy's Beef & Ale
2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA
(2670 852-2333
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo  
Sat. 7 p.m. Timmy Fitz, Johnny O and Chris Sweeney Trio
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
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
South Brunswick Jazz Cafe
540 Ridge Road (Rte. 522) Monmouth Junction
Fri. 8 p.m. Mojo Gypsies. $6  
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 943-2321 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
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 
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Finnesse
Sat. 10 p.m. LeCompt
1675 Spirits 
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Sat. 6 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. Amptons  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 8 p.m. T-Bone Jam
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
 
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. 12 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Brian & Sam Bortnik
Sun. 12 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Bill O'Neal & Andy Koontz
TGI Fridays
319 US Highway 130 North East Windsor 
(609) 490-1450
Thurs. 7 p.m. Paint w/ Priya "Christmas Ornaments" $35 (Includes all supplies)
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 Beer Garden and Education Center at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Sat. 3 p.m. Steal Your Face
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
Wed. 7 p.m.  STORY-ville: Adult Storytelling Open Mic  
The Buck Hotel 
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA 
(215) 396-2002 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) The Soul Cruisers
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. 8:30 p.m. The Polish Nannies
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Sat./Sun. 8 a.m. Eastern Region Pop Warner Cheerleading Championship
Mon. 7 p.m. Deborah Heart and Lung Center "Jersey Jam"  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Fiona Tyndall
Sat. 7 p.m. Popik & Stewart
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone 
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam 
Fri. 9 p.m. SpareParts
Sat. 9 p.m. Sometime In September
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown
(609) 291-7020 
Fri. 8 p.m. Radio Fiction 
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Fri. 8 p.m. SoulShine
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Bob E Luv 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee
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. Dragsville
Sat. 8 p.m. All Lit
Sun. 3:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Fri. 7:30 p.m. The Rush Experience
Sat. 3 p.m. James Taylor Tribute w/ "Sweet Baby James"
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. Calls from Laura Cheadle, Cal Schwartz, Sammy Dale
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. Even Odds
Sat. 8 p.m. Sideways Willy
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project
Sat. 8 p.m. Center Lane
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Sat. 7 p.m. Sister Merlin
Wed. 7 p.m. 1st Wednesday Open Mic
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. Don't Call Me Francis. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Kiss Tribute w/ "Psycho Circus." Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
All Shows 21+
Trenton Free Public Library
120 Academy Street Trenton
(609) 392-7188
Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday"
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday
Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA)
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Trinity Church
33 Mercer Street Princeton
(609) 924-2277
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Children Making A Difference Benefit Concert
Sun. 5 p.m. Requiem for All Soul's Day
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Fri. 8 p.m. Johnny Never & John Colgan-Davis
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Ed Packer
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Greg McGarvey
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) The Conversation
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Union Coffee
49 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 460-4637
Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" Tarot Meet-Up w/ Kristina Gorman
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 (9 p.m.) Social. $15, $20, $25
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Trio
Mon. 6 p.m. Quizzo
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Justin Love
Sat. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sun. 1 p.m. Justin Love
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-846 
Fri. 6 p.m. JCT / Sam Grisman Project


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