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


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 11/23/2023

Rock On! This Week

"I was lucky enough to make a record with Val Garay and he is a great producer who has been around L.A. since the early days going way back to The Beatles and all the years with James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt," states musician and songwriter Kelly Deco as he discussed his latest release "Constellation" and his relationship with its producer Val Garay.  "They had a great sound that he was able to make with his team of players; as a matter of fact, they have a documentary out about that group of people called "The Immediate Family" and it talks about the records that they've worked on and a lot of them were with Val."

A product of California, Deco has made his mark in the music industry with multiple albums, videos and contributions to the movie industry. Describing his music as "Retro-futuristic rock, love and fantasy," Kelly is always searching and pushing new boundaries and with the recent release of "Constellation" through Deko Entertainment; he has done just that.

"My story part of it is," he began with great enthusiasm, "I work with a producer who is one of the partners of Val Garay and his name is Nic. tenBroek and when I got ready to make another record; I've been making records and working in the movie business since the early '80s and began recording in the late '70s. My inspiration comes from bands and artists like David Bowie, Meat Loaf,  Moody Blues, ELO and you can go back to Frank Sinatra. I've worked on over 60 feature films and have recorded maybe 80 recordings of my songs. So, I've been writing music since I was a kid, I've been working in movies a long time; since the '80s. This record was a more recent record that I decided to do and I said to my producer, "Hey, I'd really like to try and get that '70s sound" and I'd heard some tracks and clips from an artist named Andrew Gold and I loved that they were punchy and clean and I had no idea that Val was involved with that. Well, come to find out, Val did a lot of the work on the record and he was friends with Andrew and later on when I asked the other producer Nic, he said, "If you're really lucky you can just work with Val and you can get that sound you are looking for" and in the end, the producer approached Val and he said, "Sure why not?"  So, that's how I got involved with Val and it was after I had already written the songs for the new album called "Constellation" which has since been picked up by Deko Entertainment and they are really great people."

A very high energy individual, Kelly can barely contain his excitement for this record and "The team" he has assembled. 



 
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"Since the very beginning, I really wanted to get some super top notch people to make this record. So, when I wrote the songs, I wrote the music first and then waited for ideas to come through me; which happened pretty quick and that was interesting. So, when it comes down to; how do I get this sound? Val was brought in and he brought a whole new level of expertise and professionalism; it's interesting when you're standing in that place. People can record all they want from home and I've worked in some of the biggest studios in California and actually on the East Coast too but never with people like Val who are; I don't know, they bring something else. So, everyone in the game steps up and everyone in the band I've been working with stepped up their game and they did a great job through his guidance and the record came out great! Then once you have this great record, we decided that every step we would take from here would be the best we could take; especially if you are focusing on that era. So, we worked up a team called Totalassault and they were friends of Vals' who handled the social media along with Chip at Chipster PR and Chip was good friends with this great album cover artist named Johanness and I worked with him to get a real special look which is what he kind of does anyway; these great, interesting, really exotic looking record covers. So, the intention all along was to make sure we stayed in this upper echelon quality and professionalism all the way through in the look, the sound and the feel of the record and that has happened. We've got this great record and it's out and we have lyric videos and we are transforming those into where I'll be in the videos as well." 

"I worked with Leland Sklar and those guys for years," adds Garay, referring to The Immediate Family's bassist. "I saw this as an opportunity for me to do what I do and do it the way I do it. If you are looking at modern technology, I work in all different kinds of styles of music right now from Hip-Hop and total Pop and something similar to what Kelly is doing which is a timeless kind of sound and having been involved in that and having kind of helped create that thing in the '80s and '70s, it just seemed like kind of a fun opportunity do something like that." 

To work with Garay was an "Opportunity" that Deco could not pass up and like the album's title; he believes it was in the stars to do so.  

"Constellation '' is a bigger overlapping idea of patterns in the stars and patterns in the sky, things that tell patterns in stories and patterns in your life. So, "Constellation '' as a record, is all of the above; we're talking about things that are imagined or maybe they are not but it all comes to what goes through my mind and the space and time and twist on things that we all go through in life, love and art. So, to make a constellation of that would basically be many different vignettes tied together as a record called, "Constellation." So for me, it was a bigger picture story and thus the term; "Constellation" was a bigger picture story of vignettes of interesting things and specifically focused in an area I called and that I am still calling "Vintage futurism Storytelling." So, it's like taking things from history and deep history and running them as far as you can out into deep space somewhere and whatever comes out of that. I wrote all of the songs on acoustic guitar and I'd go to the classical piano player that I work with and we'd just run it down until we could get it one-time through and then we'd chart it and then I'd go back and wait for the words to come and they'd just come. That was the interesting part about it; they weren't worked on like, oh my God, let's try and find what word fits with this and that, it just came in and then it was a song. The whole record was done that way and it's great when you get that, it's a lot when you get that because I've been writing songs since I was a kid and for them to come like that was wonderful."

 "Then when you go to make the record you have to ask yourself; what is the sound that you want to come out of it and who can make that sound? Val Garay has been around forever but I didn't know him and he was out of my league as far as people that I would busk it to but then I found that by knowing him, that he brings this sound that he really did create and I don't know if it's just natural; I think it is, he just brings his sound which is a punchy, really tight, natural kind of rock sound and it's wonderful. When I heard that, I thought, oh my God, I've made a lot of other records and it would've been great to have known him to help make them sound anywhere  as good as this one does. You know, you live long enough and things happen and that's how that all came together and I know Val isn't gonna toot his own horn, probably because he knows I'm gonna do it for him anyway but this man has an amazing sense. His ear, his ability to focus within the bandwidth he is given anywhere on the sound spectrum; he knows where all of the parts go and he knows exactly where to put them. He hears it and he's like a genius, maybe everyone has one of those, maybe they don't, maybe if you're lucky you do. He definitely is one person who does have that and like he says, he can probably make every record do that because he knows lots of things but for the rock thing, I was so impressed when I heard it. A lot of people, when they hear what he does, they break down and cry and I kind of was one of those; it's very emotional when you pour your heart and soul into something and someone just gets it and polishes it and makes it go in the right way. So, yeah, I love the guy and I'm really glad that he's working with me. The point is, it's a real thing that he does, he's a real guy, a hard worker and he brings a lot of secrets that he's not gonna tell you and I'm not gonna tell you but he brings things that make the whole thing happen and a lot of it is just his ability to be that good at something."  

Oftentimes, no matter who the producer, artists have different viewpoints and desires for their work; was there ever a time when Deco had a difference of opinion with his legendary producer? 

"Val Garay is the producer and engineer and if you work with him; just trust him. He is the kind of guy where if you don't really trust him; you will because he's got it all and he knows what he's doing. It's very comforting when you finally meet someone who has all of that going. I know a lot of people spend all of their life thinking and believing, I can make my own record at home and it's not true; you can't. I mean, you don't make your own car at home, there are things that people need to realize, some people have a natural gift and this man has that. I'm lucky that I bumped into him and any artists thinking of making a new record should call him up; especially if they are going for that real sounding '70s punchy stuff. If you listen to the back tracks even in some of the (Linda) Ronstadt stuff, that's great rock 'n' roll. The sound is really honest and it fills the bandwidth in just a wonderful way." 



 
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Rock On! This Week

"It's interesting when people listen to records and they talk about them; the best thing to do is listen to it and then you'll think, yeah, that really does sound good and they'll wonder why but in this case you know why," he continued. "As an artist, if you were going to fight with a producer like Val Garay, that would be stupid. You're bringing someone on who can probably do this in their sleep if they wanted to, so just let him do it. I think a lot of people think they can but what happens is, you get yourself into a position where you can ruin it and I wasn't going to do that."

"Kelly was very easy, he was extremely prepared, he picked a lot of great players to play on the record and he was fun to work with," interjected Garay. "He's funny, he's outgoing  which you can tell by talking to him; it was a great experience, I had a great time and we got it done." 

Garay has also become an accidental movie star as he has parts in the aforementioned documentary "The Immediate Family" done by Denny Tedesco scheduled for a December 15 release and in the documentary, Tedesco sheds light on one of the most incredibly talented, sought after group of studio musicians ever assembled; a group that Garay has known and worked with for a very long time. 

"The reason I'm in it a lot, according to Denny the director, is because everybody that they interviewed for the film about Leland (Sklar), Waddy (Wachtel), Russell (Kunkel) and Danny Kortchmar said that they are the fucking greatest but nobody said why," he said with a large laugh. So, he said, "I need you to define why they are great." So, I gave them my professional opinion as to what made each one of them exceptional and therefore, I ended up in the movie (laughs)." 

So, now that the album has been released and had several months to permeate the masses; what is the next step? 

"I love playing live," says Deco, "We've been talking about making it into a "Rocky Horror" type show because it kind of plays like that. There's a lot of plans, the initial push is to get it up and going and then a lot of follow-up with whatever we've got to do to keep it going and that means a lot of Chipster PR and Deko Entertainment." 

To discover more about Kelly Deco and his recent release, please visit https://kellydeco.com/#about 

To all you, the readers and supporters of this column; may you have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday! 



 
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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 
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Bill Thomas
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Brunch
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
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. 7 p.m. Karaoke  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Monthly Community Dance Party
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Fri. 7 p.m. Diane & PK
Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine
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
Fri./Sat./Sun./ 12 p.m. Christmas Ale Tasting Event
Blaze DoubleTree by Hilton 
4355 US Route 1 Princeton
(609) 452-2400
Fri. 6 p.m. Jerry Steele
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. (12 p.m.) Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 (4:30 p.m.) Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
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 
Sat. 7 p.m. Mark Smith Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Fri. 8 p.m. Crucial 20th Anniversary Celebration. $5, doors open at 7 p.m. 
Sun. 8 p.m. Telekinetic Yeti, JD Pinkus, Stinking Lizaveta. $20 (advance), doors open at 7 p.m.  
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 
Sat. 3 p.m. Rob Henderson HFactor. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Vishnu Vaka. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Vishnu Vaka. $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
Chesterfield Inn
633 Chesterfield-Arneytown Road Chesterfield
(609) 298-1917
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Successful Failures  
City Streets
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Anker
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. Ernie White
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Fri. 8 p.m. Mike & Laura
Sat. 8 p.m. Paige Melton
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Buffet. $22.95 (Kids ages 11 and under $!0.95, ages 5 and under FREE)
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour (8 p.m.) 80s Undercover / DJ Johnny Rossi
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 and Complimentary Dance Class w/ Jose "Papo" Diaz
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues and BBQ Jam (8 p.m.) Disco Hustle Dance Party w/ DJ
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Sat. 1 p.m. Sweet Spot
Sun. 2 p.m. Jim Nelsen
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
Fri. 8 p.m. Tribute to Rod Stewart w/ "Sir Rod"
Sat. 8 p.m. Cecil Middleton 
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
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Linda of Random Notes
Wed. 7 p.m. The Loose Bandits
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Fri. 8 p.m. The Vostones
Sat. (10 a.m.) Yoga for all Levels. $18 (8 p.m.) A Night of World Funk & Jazz w/ DJ Fear of Animation
Sun. 1 p.m. Drum & Poetry Circle (Donations accepted)
Wed. (5:30 p.m.) Yoga for all Levels. $18 (7 p.m.) Open Mic Hosted by Michael Henry Robert  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Frankford Fitler
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Big Country and The Finger Pickin' Good band
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. Keep The Change
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 
Sat. 12 p.m. 17th Annual Turkey Bowl 
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. Cover Up
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
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 
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Little Sister
Sat. (5 p.m.) Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) WitZend
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 
Sat. 8 p.m. Country Rogue
Hamilton Elks  
1580 Kuser Road Hamilton 
(609) 585-8610  
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Gary Ryan 
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925
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. 11 a.m. Crafter and Vendor Fair
Wed. 6 p.m. An Exploration of The Salem Witch Trials
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 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 3 p.m. Ladies, Ladies & The ladies
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hillbilly Hall
203 Hopewell-Wertsville Road Hopewell  
(609) 466-9856  
Sat. 8 p.m. Gravity Hill Homecoming
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. 5:30 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Band
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(267) 914-4517
Fri. (6 p.m.) Shawn Ryan (9 p.m.) Jeds Gold
Sat. 8 p.m. Cinematic Universe
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. (7 p.m.) Velvet Snow (8 p.m.) Acoustic Tuesday w/ Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiocco
Il Portico Restorante Italiano 
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000 
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. Ty Kingsley
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. No Evil
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Ed Wilson  
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Fri. 9 p.m. Sam Ryan Band
Sat. 9 p.m. Emmet Drueding, Cryptic Wave, Fossils From The Future
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 
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (5:30 p.m.) Dakota Leigh (7 p.m.) Sunrise Cries
Mon. 7 p.m. Paint Night "Snowman Light-Up Wooden Sign" w/ Spotted Frog  
Labyrinth Books Princeton 
122 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 497-1600 
Tues. 6 p.m. Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets w/ Susan Stewart, Simon West & Myronn Hardy
Wed. 6 p.m. "Of Rule and Office: Plato's Ideas of the Political" w/ Melissa Lane & Benjamin Morison
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Just Jeff
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 
11 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-8300 
Thurs. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thanks giving Buffet. $75 (Kids ages 6-10 $40, ages 5 and under FREE. Last seating at 5:30 p.m.)    
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Fri. 7 p.m. '90s Dance Party. $9 
Sat. 2 p.m./7:30 p.m. "Scrooge" The Musical 
Sun. 2 p.m./7:30 p.m. "Scrooge" The Musical 
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Xtreme Page Turners Book Club for Kids
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
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch /  Aaron Quarterman
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 Leah Thompson
MarketFair
3535 U.S Highway 1 Princeton (Center Courtyard)
(609) 452-7777
Fri. 10 a.m. Santa Arrives
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
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "A Christmas Carol"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "A Christmas Carol"
Sun. 3 p.m. "A Christmas Carol"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Fri.  7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Sat. 7 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd
Sun. 8 p.m. Bob Sauder
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Tues. 4 p.m. Silent Night at The Creek
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Canon Holiday Showcase feat. Vanessa Joy, Canon Explorer of Light
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
sat. 10 a.m. Small Business Saturday
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. The Weeklings
Sat. (1 p.m.) Bill Ihling (8 p.m.) Pearl Jam Tribute / "The Ledbetters"  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Fri. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Sat. 3 p.m. Magic by Jared 
Wed. 4 p.m. Open Mic Night
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Fri. (6 p.m.) Herb Oakley (9 p.m.) AJ Slick Band
Sat. 9 p.m. The Launch
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Fri. 9 p.m. Steal Your Face
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 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Sat. 9:30 p.m. El Ka Bong
Ages 21+   
O'Connors American Bar & Grille 
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton  
(609) 261-1555
Thurs. 12 p.m. Thanksgiving Buffet
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Old Hights Brewing 
123 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 469-5976
Sat. (1 p.m.) Holiday Fest and Santa Visit w/ Coda Brass (6 p.m.) Mike Montrey Band  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. The Suyat
Sat. 9 p.m. Tom Vincent
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction 
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Fri. 5 p.m. Annual Tree Lighting w/ Music by The Soul Cruisers
Sat. 12 p.m. "Strolling Entertainment" feat. Courtney's Carolers
 12 p.m. "Strolling Entertainment" feat. Harmonics Quartet  
Pasquale's Sports Bar 
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Princeton Country Club
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382 
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour  
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch 
Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529 
Fri. 5 p.m. Artist's Winter Chalets: "Opening Night"
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton 
Fri. 4 p.m. Zeke Levine, Jonah Tolchin, Kevin Clifford
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. Paint Nite
Randy Now's Man Cave
119 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 424-3766
Fri. 10 a.m. Record Store Day
Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thanksgiving w/ Entertainment by Dean Schneider  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) Thanksgiving Buffet w/ Music by Alex Otey. $70 (Ages 4-12 $30) (2 p.m.) Bob Egan
Fri. 7 p.m. Mikey Jr. 
Sat. 7 p.m. Liz DuFour
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 (6:30 p.m.) Kindred Spirit Duo
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  
Sat. 7 p.m. Never Enough
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
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 7 p.m. BD Lenz
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. Midnight Sun
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 
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly 
(609) 832-0077 
Sat. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Smooth
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Turning The Tide
1867 Sanctuary
101 Scotch Road Ewing
(609) 392-6409
Sat. 11 a.m. Christmas Open House & Pezz Glassworks Sale. (FREE event)
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kenny Dubman
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Sat. 8 p.m. Tavern & Tiaras "'80s vs '90s" Drag Show (upstairs) Fish Eyed Blues (Tavern)
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Temperance House
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050
Fri. 7 p.m. Bad Hombres Acoustic
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. Jerry Steele
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Sarah Teti
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  
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 
Thurs. 12 p.m. Family Style Thanksgiving Dinner
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk and the Juliano Brothers
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (8 p.m.) Kricket Comedy feat. Missy Hall, Troy Moore, Eddie Gallagher. $55 (Includes buffet), seating starts at 7 p.m. (9 p.m.) Bigg Romeo
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis
Sat. 9 p.m. Groove Pocket
The Cranbury Inn
21 South Main Street Cranbury 
(609) 655-5595
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ We R Entertainment, LLC / Dave Curtis
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Sat. 9 p.m. Duelo De Acordeones  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Abe Ovadia Jazz Trio
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. Well Strung
Sat. 9 p.m. Big Whiskey
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
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. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri./Sat. 9:30 p.m. Jukebox Night
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. Mick Crocker
Sat. 8 p.m. The Bambu Weasels
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)
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. Tod The Mod Ellis and Calls from Steve Forbert and Lincoln Bloomfield of Kelakos
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. The Shaykz
Sat. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Go Ham
Sat. 8 p.m. The Idlewoodsman
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Shop-O-Holly" Small Business pop-Up Shop (6 p.m.) Leftovers and Laughter w/ Comedian Will Wright and Friends.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Fri. 8 p.m. Tom Craig Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Jezzie Maclynn
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Sat. 7 p.m. The StepBrothers
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
All Shows 21+
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
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  
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Ed Packer
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. Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Tony Miceli Trio
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
Fri. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan
Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina
Sun. 1 p.m. Bob & dave
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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