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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...11/9/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 11/09/2023

Rock On! This Week"Well, it's 12 songs and it's somewhat of a cycle of songs about the neighborhood that I live in in San Francisco; specifically it's more generally about the state of the world, my neighborhood, the forces of gentrification that have affected it and then the usual love lost and human interest stuff," laughs songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Tom Heyman as he talked about his new album, "24th Street Blues" and the illustrated songbook that accompanies it. 

"I live in the Mission District," he began, "Which is, if you are familiar with San Francisco, is a little bit on the east side of the city, sort of on the bay side in a largely mostly Latino working class neighborhood and has been for a long time. We've lived in the same apartment for I think; close to our twenty-third or twenty-fourth year in the same pad which is kind of a miracle in San Francisco given the high cost of living here; we just kind of lucked into a situation and we sort of stuck it out. So, here we are and we watched the change, especially with the sort of second crazy tech boom which started around 2010 or so and San Francisco sort of underwent this massive change; it's a boom or bust city and always has been going back to The Gold Rush. This was sort of a second tech gold rush and the city really bent over backwards to invite a lot of big companies into town and it is like Silicon Valley exported their own housing crisis to San Francisco. They were running their own sort of private bus service through the city; they called it the, "Twitter Tax Break"  because when they invited Twitter and a bunch of other tech companies into town they didn't have to pay any payroll tax and it was sort of a really shortsighted thing because it put a lot of pressure onto an already pressure cooked environment; it was just interesting to watch it happen around me."

With songs such as, "White Econoline," "The Mission Is On Fire," "Sonny Jim," one can close their eyes and feel what Heyman is conveying in the above paragraph; even without the fabulous well-done illustrations. 

A native of New York who spent a decade or so in Philadelphia, Heyman sort of bounced around before finding roots in California; including even here in New Jersey but in his mind he will always be an "East Coaster." 

"I grew up in North Jersey, both sides of my family are from Brooklyn but we moved to Montclair in the late '60s. On the music side of things, I was signed to a record company called East Side Digital which was a subsidiary of Rykodisc which was the label that put out all of the Bowie and Elvis Costello reissues. They were based in Philadelphia, Minneapolis and New York so they had like three offices. They were the first company that really got the thing that you could reissue LPs in sort of a deluxe way on CD and make a pile of money; again (laughs)."



 
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Now any musician above the age of approximately 45 surely remembers heading to the local music store and purchasing sheet music or catalogs of songs in things called "Songbooks." Most came with titles beginning with the words, "The Complete (Insert band name here) Songbook." So, when Heyman set out to do something "Different" with this release; he flashed back to his youth and then enlisted the help of his wife Deirdre

" I sort of got the idea because my wife is an oil painter who teaches painting and drawing at University of California Davis at San Francisco City College. I got the idea for the songbook a number of years ago when I did an interview for "Acoustic Guitar Magazine" and they filmed a video of me and a buddy of mine playing a couple of songs in their studio. Then they took a song that I played and transcribed it in the magazine and when I got the issue and saw the interview and the song transcribed on the page, I thought; that's amazing.So, when I was thinking about making this record, I wanted to do something different and I wasn't sure that I was going to do vinyl again because vinyl is heavy, so expensive and fragile and I thought great, the trifecta," he said with a large laugh.

"I thought, I'm going to do something different and maybe I'll make a songbook. I thought back to when I was originally learning to play guitar back in New Jersey when I was like 15 or 16 years old and you could go to the music store and buy the songbook of the artist whose songs you wanted to learn. Let's say that you wanted to learn how "Harvest" or "Heart Of Gold" by Neil Young you could go to the store and buy the songbook that Warner Brothers put out to accompany "Harvest" and it looked exactly like the album with the same graphics and every song was transcribed in it with chord charts and lead sheets and stuff. So, I had that and I also had a book that combined "Working Man's Dead" and "American Beauty" into one songbook. They were the two Grateful Dead records from the late '60s and early '70s that are considered their classic back-to-back sort of folk rock LPs. That book was designed by Alton Kelly and Stanley Mouse who were the famous San Francisco poster artists and it was this beautiful nine by twelve cloth bound 200 page book where every song is transcribed in like a calligrapher's hand; it was done by actual designers. Every song had a piece of poster art that went with it. "Uncle John's Band" has its own incredible poster and "High Time" has an incredible poster; there's the illustration and then you'd turn the page and there was the transcription and then you';d get to the next song; I still have my copy of that book from when I was a teenager. I thought, maybe I can do something like that and so I decided that I was going to get my wife to illustrate every song and make a painting for each song in the book specific to the song and not tell her what it was going to be; she could sort of listen to the lyrics and come up with something and she did and it came out beautifully. Now, with print on demand, you can make a run of books cheaper than a run of vinyl believe it or not; it's less because it's just printing. So, I thought, I can do this thing and make the experience of buying this record sort of like an extra value added thing and it's priced the same as a vinyl LP and including a CD with that; CDs are so cheap that you can get a CD and a download and a book for the same price. It was something to have for the merch table and also a way to collaborate with my wife and it came out really well; I did have to browbeat her into doing it (laughs)." 

For most artists, the pandemic of 2020 was detrimental to their careers and finances but not for Tom. He took the impending doom and turned it into the finished product we see today. 

"The thing about this record is that I got the finished mixes on March 11, 2020, two days before the world locked down. I was like, oh my God, I'm not gonna put this record out while the world is locked down because if you're an indie artist, it's really hard to sell stuff if you're not selling it out of the trunk of your car. So, while we were in the midst of the lockdown I was like, let's do this thing, let me have you illustrate all of these songs. So, I got the transcriptions of the songs done first; I had a guy who did that for me. They were mostly done by the managing editor of "Acoustic Guitar Magazine," he did the transcriptions for me. I can read music but I can't really write it; for somebody who literally went to music school I can read it a little bit but writing it is like a bridge too far for me (laughs). So, I got somebody to do all of the transcriptions for me and then my wife illustrated it and then we figured out a way to put the whole book together and then do a print run of it. It was a pretty steep learning curve but it's not like there was a whole lot else going on and I just decided that I wasn't going to rush into releasing it; I was going to have it all together. Then at the last minute, I saw on the news that vinyl had surpassed CD sales for the first time and I was like, shit, now I guess I'm gonna have to do a run of vinyl again (laughs). Oddly enough, that coincided with a service I've used out here in the past called Pirates Press and their return times on vinyl are just incredible; they are really able to turn it around faster than a lot of places. So, the last minute decision to do vinyl was months ago and here I am sitting in my living room full of vinyl; I'm not one of those who released a record but is still waiting for the vinyl." 

Rock On! This Week

Currently, Heyman is out on the road promoting "24th Street Blues" and on Friday November 17 he returns to Philadelphia with a 6 p.m. show at Fergie's Pub located at 1214 Sansom Street in Center City. He will be opening for some "Old friend and WXPN fave John Train" and more information can be found at https://www.fergies.com/events.



 
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To discover more about Tom Heyman and "24th Street Blues," please visit https://www.tomheymanmusic.net/

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. Sandy Zio w/ Mark Sacco
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Eliza Waldman
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Wed. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road Trenton 
(609) 394-3300
Fri. 10 a.m. Early Black Friday Shopping w/ Boomer 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 1 p.m. Workshop: What Makes You Special. $50
Sat. 10 a.m. "Sauce For The Goose" Outdoor Art Market
Tues. 6 p.m. Ancestral Communal Listening Experience
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Alex Otey
Sat. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
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 
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Sun. 2 p.m. JDuo
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. (12 p.m.) Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 (3:30 p.m.) Artist Lecture: Henry Hartman Hosted by John and Gail Hartman
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. Jeffrey Fadden Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Laura Hull
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. Green Day Tribute w/ "Nimrod" and Sublime Tribute w/ "The Second-Hand Smokes" $10, ages 21+
Sat. 8 p.m. The Pietasters, The Hub City Stompers, The Phensic. $20 (advance), doors open at 7 p.m.
Wed. 7 p.m. Goatwhore, Spiter, Withered. $20, doors open at 6 p.m.
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Sat. 5:30 p.m. SoulShine  
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
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton 
(408) 335-4400 
Sat. 1 p.m. Meet the Artists of TAWA at 45
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sun. 3 p.m. Bill Schilling. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Vanessa Hollingshead. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Vanessa Hollingshead. $26.50, Doors open at 7 p.m.  
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul
Club Atlantis
1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 944-1777 
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco 
All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to Impress
Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing 
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Fri. 8 p.m. Joe and Krista
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour (8 p.m.) Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns
Sat. 8 p.m. Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Pure Petty"
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/ Live DJ and Complimentary Dance Class w/ Jose "Papo" Diaz. 
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. Trivia Night
Sat. 1 p.m. Jim Nelsen
Sun. 2 p.m. Kat Rivers
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
Fri. 8 p.m. Jerry Watkins
Sat. 8 p.m. Kat Rivers Duo
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 Carie
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. The Accidental Brothers
Fri. 8 p.m. Willie Jack and The Northern Light
Sat. (10 a.m.) Yoga $18 (8 p.m.) Spinning Straw
Sun. 12 p.m. A Benefit for Ann E M feat. (1 p.m.) Cold Pheet (2 p.m.) Dillon & Ford (3 p.m.) The Nine-Niners (4 p.m.) Chris Harford (5 p.m.) JP & Hoagy > Space (6 p.m.) Blue Wave Ramblers (7 p.m.) Crescent Moon feat. Dave Dreiwitz (8 p.m.) Wood Flower (9 p.m.) Bill & Fred's Excellent Big Band Jam. $25 (Suggested donation) 
Wed. (5:30 p.m.) Yoga $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. Go Ham
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Cover Dawgs
Sun. 3 p.m. Neil Diamond Tribute w/ "Cracklin' Diamond"
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Sat. 9 p.m. 44 Fridays
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Sat. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Themed Cupcake Decorating
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.)  
German American Society 
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton 
(609) 585-5200
Fri. 7 p.m. Holiday Bingo
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.) Porch
Sat. 8 p.m. Time Peace
Tues. 6:30 p.m. 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  
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Thurs. 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. "Surviving Genocide: Personal Recollections" Booksigning w/ Author Donna Chmara (3 p.m.) Make A Book Art: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
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.) CSNY Tribute w/ "Wooden Ships" $30 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Castle Lane (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 6 p.m. Steely Dan Tribute w/ "Countdown To Ecstasy" $35
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.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (5 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Modern Rewind
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Darla & Rich
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.) John Davis (9 p.m.) Midlife Crysis
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ Beenice
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Harley Minton
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiocco
Il Portico Restorante Italiano 
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night
Fri. / Sat. 7 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony O
Irish Rover Station House 
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wounded Souls
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Justin Love
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob O & Ann
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly 
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Wounded Souls
Sun. 2 p.m. Mitch Faber
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Fri. 9 p.m. The Big Lazy, Slow Noche
Sat. 8 p.m. Those Looks, Pynkie, We're From Antarctica, Glosser
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. Radio Fiction 
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Skyline (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (5:30 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (7 p.m.) Rusty Seesaws (10 p.m.) DJs Nick & Dom  
Mon. 6 p.m. Kids Night
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends
La La Lobster
35 South Main Street Yardley PA
(267) 448-3131
Fri. 5 p.m. Fire Pit Fridays w/ EarCandy Acoustic
Lambertville Elks Lodge #1070 
66 Wilson Street Lambertville  
(609) 397-4210 
Sat. 7 p.m. Benefit for Animal Wellness Committee feat. Shameless. $10 (Suggested donation or a Pet Food donation)
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Strange Brew Trio                       
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Laurita Fall Junior Idol Semi-Finals
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Kricket Comedy Night feat. Joey Callahan, Eddie Gallagher, Emily Paige. $25 (online only), doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. Jeep In The Vines "It's A Jeep Thing" Food Truck Festival feat. (11 a.m.) Dragonfly (2:30 p.m.) '80s Undercover (6 p.m.) Strictly '60s. 
Sun. Jeep In The Vines "It's A Jeep Thing" Food Truck Festival feat. (11 a.m.) Rangers Nouveau (3 p.m.) The Pennington Station Band
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
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  
Marcello's Coal Fired Restaurant/Pizza/Bordentown
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 298-8360
Wed. 7 p.m. Light Up Snowman and Cardinal Wine Bottle Paint & Sip and Dinner
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Fri. 9 p.m. Paula & Sam DJ Dance Party
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night 
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Dissonant Seepage, World Eater, Stagger, Dab Nebula. $10, doors open at 8:30 p.m., 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. Faraway Guys
Sat. 7 p.m. Stranger Than Normal
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer
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 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Tartan Terror Celtic Invasion
Fri./Sat. 8 p.m. 33 1/3 Live "Killer Queen Experience"
Newtown Athletic Club 
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA 
(215) 968-0600 
Fri. 6 p.m. Country Line Dancing Class
Sat. 9:30 a.m. Kid Fitness Studio Crawl  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Simpsons" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Chris Nickey
Sat. 6 p.m. Slim & the Perkolators
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.) Mike McCollough (9 p.m.) Jamison
Sat. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz
Sun. 5 p.m. Nothing 2 Prove
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. Polish Nannies
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
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia   
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. Radio Stranger
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  
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 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. EAMC Coffee House Jam feat. "Joy & Rob"
Princeton Unitarian Church (Channing Hall)
50 Cherry Hill Road Princeton 
Sun. 4 p.m. Princeton Musical Amateurs Present: "Mozart"
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 8 p.m. Mozart's Requiem w/ Princeton Symphony Orchestra and Westminster Symphonic Choir
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. 7:30 p.m. The Cucumbers / Keith Kenny. $15, doors open at 7 p.m.  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Fri. 7 p.m. Carole Lynn Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan
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
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Stand Up Comedy Show feat. Josh Wells, Steve Pocaro, Joe Polizzotti, Erin Wohlberg. $15
Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Russo's Pub & Italian Restaurant
1302 Monmouth Road Mount Holly
(609) 261-3277
Tues. 6:30 p.m. "Meet Me Under The Mistletoe" Snowman Sign Paint & Sip
Salon 33 
794 Alexander Road Princeton 
Fri. 7 p.m. Nick Cutraneo (Classical Guitar)
Sat. 7 p.m. Jazz/World (Latin Mix w/ Chinese
Sun. 7 p.m. Stephan DiJoseph (Classical w/ a Twist)
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. "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" Trivia
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 9 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil 
Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke Contest
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 
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly 
(609) 832-0077 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Tod The Mod, Alpha Rabbit, The Successful Failures
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Sat-One
Sat. 10:30 p.m. EarCandy
1867 Sanctuary
101 Scotch Road Ewing
(609) 392-6409
Sun. 3 p.m. New Jersey Lyric Opera Presents: "Rigoletto" $25
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Axis
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Zach Trucksess 
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. The Dials 
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. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Grant's Tune w/ Bill Flemer
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Mike & Laura
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. 4 p.m. Lovelight w/ Mark Diomede 
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. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) Philly Rock & Soul
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. Whiskey Grin
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Sat. 8 a.m. Big East AYC Regional Cheer Championships  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Na Bodach
Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
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. Supertrain
Sat. 9 p.m. WitZend
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Fri. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Ty
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. Blue Flame Six
Sat. 8 p.m. Big Country
Mon. 8 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. 8 p.m. R.E.M. Tribute w/ "Dead Letter Office"
Sat. 3 p.m. Fleetwood Mac Tribute w/ "Tell Me Lies"
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. Carolyn Marosy w/ a call from John of Ghosts of Sunset
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. '80s Undercover
Sat. 8 p.m. ArHouse
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Plush Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Steve Tesluk
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. The John Austin Band
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 
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. The Cosmic Jerry Band. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. R & B and Chill: A Grown & Sexy Experience. Hosted by Will Wright w/ Music by DJ Flamez. Doors open at 7 p.m., ages 21+ (Dress Code: Grown & Sexy Attire)
Sun. 8 p.m. Chris Gethard w/ Keegan Tindall Hosted by Jeremy Smerling. $20, doors open at 7 p.m., ages 18+
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Gobble Gobble" Cookie Class
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 2 p.m. 3rd Annual Irish Whiskey Ambassador Day
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
All Shows 21+  
Trenton Elks Lodge #105
42 Decou Avenue West Trenton
(609) 771-0105
Sun. 8:30 a.m. November "Belly Buster" Breakfast
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
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Union Coffee
49 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 460-4637
Sun. 4 p.m. John Beacher
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
Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz & her Latin Ensemble
Mon. 6 p.m. Quizzo
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
Wilson's Pub 
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739
Fri. 8 p.m. Keep The Change 
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Gary Cavico
Sat. 1 p.m. Roger Gardella
Sun. 1 p.m. Jersey Sure Cats
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 
Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Cultural Streaming Series: "Celebrating Bird" (Charlie Parker) 
Sat. 3 p.m. The Jersey tenors (SOLD OUT check for availabili


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