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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/1/24


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 02/01/2024

Rock On! This Week"Yes, Saturday February 10; I've done this a few times with this group; it has been going for I think about 30 years with different configurations and I've been in and out of it over the years but I've been a mainstay for the last three years now and it's just so much fun. We not only do little tiny individual mini-sets but we do a lot of collaborating, a lot of harmony and it's a really fun show for us," states singer/songwriter Lucy Kaplansky about the upcoming February 10 "On A Winter's Night" show at Monmouth University's Pollak Theater in Long Branch, NJ. "I've played there a bunch of times over the years and the good thing about the setup is that everyone can see; it is kind of a clever way to set up a theater and it's intimate." 

Joining Lucy on stage for the event are fellow singer/songwriters Patty Larkin, John Gorka and Cliff Eberhardt; all veterans of music and touring, all with interesting stories on their paths to success and all very capable of handling evenings such as this as a solo act. However, it is Kaplansky, whose path has taken her through various stages and steps all of which have led back to one main stage; a performing one.

"I'll try to make this brief because it's a long story," she began with a sincere laugh. "I always wanted to be a singer, I grew up in Chicago and I moved to New York to be part of the Folk Music scene in the late '70s and then decided, for reasons that I didn't figure out until later that I was going to quit; I didn't want to be a singer. I went back to school and got a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and then after I was a Psychologist, I figured out that actually what I really had always wanted was to sing. So, I went back to singing and that was 28 years ago and I really never looked back. So, it has been a little bit of a twisted path but I can't imagine not ever playing music; that's unimaginable to me."  

Most musicians have a bit of an eccentric personality, if even in a small way and many have a love/hate relationship with their instruments. They often struggle with performing, the business and promotional sides, the desire to stay active or to keep up with all of the things necessary to stay relevant and many walk away; it's only those who have it in their makeup that seem to return. Kaplansky knew first hand when she returned to school what it's like to walk away allowing, "Life to get in the way." Fortunately, unlike many, she realized that more than just family and psychology pulsed through her veins. 

"It's one thing to play music and another to play music for a living; those are two different things," she said with confidence. "I can imagine eventually not wanting to be out doing gigs all of the time; you know, eventually, I don't know when eventually is but I think it will be very hard for someone who has got music in their blood to just not play music; I don't know why they would do that. It is very tough, I don't mean it's a tough job, although any job can be tough, traveling can be tough; playing music is not a tough job, I've had tough jobs but it is tough to make a living at music, it's tough out there. Like I said, it's hard to get traction and maintain traction. So, you have to really persevere in light of some not great stuff happening sometimes and that is not for everyone."



 
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Musicians are always their own worst critics, often criticizing themselves relentlessly trying to find perfection in their writing, playing and performing. Given her education in the field of Psychology; does she find herself being overly critical of herself and has an analytical way of thinking ever crept into her music?

"I wouldn't say that I'm overly critical," she chuckled. "I would say the huge, huge, maybe the hugest part of writing is rewriting and editing to try and make it better. The way I look at how being a psychologist has affected me is that it has affected everything about me. I learned so much in school and in my practice about what makes people tick, their motivations and their conflicts including my own motivations and my own conflicts and that has affected how I look at the world. So, that's the way I see it; it has affected my world view and my understanding of the world and so it has got to be showing up in my songs; I can't put my finger on it, it's just part of who I am." 

"On A Winter's Night" is an evening of solo and group performances by a highly talented cast who are continuing to put together night after night of stellar performances and have done so since the concept was founded. So, what can we expect at The Pollak Theater on Saturday February 10?

"Like I said, it started 30 years ago and I wasn't part of it back then, that was Christine Lavin, David Wilcox, Cheryl Wheeler and it has had different people over the years and now I seem to be a permanent part of it," she explained. "Over the last three years, it has been just me, Cliff, John, Patty and it looks like it's going to stay that way unless somebody drops out; which none of us plan to do. The way we've been doing the show is we each do a couple of songs by ourselves and then we all come out together for the rest of the show and it is an "In the round" because we trade off but it's not exactly like a Nashville thing because we also sing on each other's songs and play on each other's songs. So, it has become more of like a band than just a round robin; there is a lot of collaboration, which I think is part of what makes it a special show. Although there is some improvising, we have rehearsed and by doing these shows, we have gotten better and better at the parts so there is no improvisation except on occasion; it's done more like band arrangements." 

The Monmouth University show is book-ended by a Friday February 9 at The Sellersville Theater and a Sunday February 11 show at New York's City Winery. The entire tour kicked off on January 7 in Anchorage, Alaska but unfortunately for Lucy, she wasn't there. 

"Yeah," she laughed once again, "I actually got COVID the night before we were supposed to leave for Alaska. So, I ended up missing the entire first part of the tour; I was just beside myself with upset because of the awful timing; I had gone four years without getting COVID. So, they all went to Alaska, Arizona, the West Coast and I joined them the following week. We've been in the Midwest and the Northeast the last couple of weeks and when we come to Long Branch, it's part of a New York Metropolitan area kind of thing." 

With a career that has spanned multiple decades, surely there must be something that she enjoys to keep her coming back to the road and her art; what is it?



 
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"That's a good question; I love recording. I don't get to do it often enough and even less often these days because there is a lot less money around for recording than there was when I started out. I love recording but I guess my favorite parts are actually being on stage and especially being on stage with other people where I can collaborate. Those are probably my favorite things and partly recording which is all about collaborating, it's not about a band and a producer. I love being on stage by myself because there is a ton of freedom. I can do whatever I want, I can change up the set, I can improvise but I also like being on stage with other people because I love to collaborate musically."

"I do love it," she went on, "It's like any job, travel can be really tiring but I love doing the shows and meeting the audiences afterward and I love, love, love this kind of collaborating show where I get to sing a lot of harmony; so, all of those configurations I really do enjoy."

Shall you wish to discover more about Lucy Kaplansky or purchase tickets to the show, please visit https://lucykaplansky.com/home

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


Allentown Presbyterian Church
20 High Street Allentown
(609) 259-7289
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Jazz w/ Enoch & Friends
All Saints Church
16 All Saints Road Princeton
Sun. 5 p.m. Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Purification
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. (5 p.m.) Smooth Retsina Glow (8 p.m.) Trivia Night Hosted by 94.5 WPST
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch  (5 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Brunch
Mon. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Wed. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit Duo
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 5 p.m. Mom's Meetup 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Free Virtual Art Making with the Princeton University Art Museum-Colored Pencils: "Figue Foundation." 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jersey Art Meetup 
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Sat. 7 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Sun. 3 p.m. Cecil & Troy Cain
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Burn
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
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
 
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Sat. 7 p.m. Shot of Southern
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
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Sat. (1 p.m.) Sons of Ben "Help Kick Hunger" Food Drive Fundraiser. $60 (Includes 2 drink tickets, 3 raffle tickets, buffet) (8 p.m.) Live Band Emo Night Karaoke. $10.87, doors open at 6 p.m., ages 21+
Sun. (11 a.m.) Joan Jett vs Pat Benatar Show (1:30 p.m.) Yacht Rock Show
Wed. 7 p.m. Go Ahead And Die, Bodybox, Half Heard Voices, Omit All. $27.16 (advance), doors open at 6 p.m., ages 18+ 
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Jerry Weldon. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. JL Cauvin. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. JL Cauvin. $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. 9 p.m. MOB "My Other Band"
City Streets
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Atlantic Sound Machine
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
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Cosmic Jerry Band (10 p.m.) Club Night feat. Rotating DJs
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour  (7 p.m.) El Kabong / DJ Jonny Rossi
Sat. 7 p.m. Kickin' Nash
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. (4 p.m.) Whimsical Wednesday Mardi Gras Live Podcast w/ Landy & Jacque 8 p.m. Wednesday Night Fever Disco Hustle Event  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Tarot Card Reading and Wine Tasting
Sat. 2:30 p.m. Bill Thomas
Sun. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
Fri. 8 p.m. Monaco-Whitman
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 Random Notes
Wed. 7 p.m. The Loose Bandits
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. The Hot Club of Philadelphia Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. Cyberfunk w/ Ras Mykl
Sat. Steal Your Face. $10 (advance)
Sun. 6 p.m. The Arc of Sound, Soundbath by John Muraco. $45
Wed. 7 p.m. DBums' Hootenanny and Open Mic of Music Poetry and Spoken Word Hosted by Michael Henry Robert
Dockside Bensalem 
3330 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 520-7184
Fri. 6 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Sat. 6 p.m. Michael Leggerie 
Sun. 10 a.m. Matt Mass  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Tailspin
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Surprise Surprise
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
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA 
(267) 685-0725 
Fri. 8 p.m. Mr. Nice Guy
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Thurs. 8 p.m. DJ entertainment
Fri. 10 p.m. The Nerds 
Sat. 9 p.m. ArHouse
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. (5 p.m.) Book Club (5:30 p.m.) "First Friday" w/ Seth Tieger
Tues. 6 p.m. Chocolate Workshop
Wed. 7 p.m. Mahjong
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. "5th Anniversary Weekend Celebration"  (5 p.m.) "Happy Hour" w/ Casey Welborn (8:30 p.m.) Never Enough
Sat. 8 p.m.  "5th Anniversary Weekend Celebration" feat. Little Sister
Sun. 3 p.m.  "5th Anniversary Weekend Celebration" feat. The Naturals
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
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square 
(609) 586-1811  
Sat. 7 p.m. Darla Rich Duo
Hamilatte Cafe
1971 Route 33 Hamilton
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Saturdays Hosted by Sheli Monacchio feat. Thomas Johnston, Patrick Bamburak 
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
(215) 862-9897
Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk & Blues Jam Hosted by The Slidewinder Blues Band
Fri. ( 8 p.m.) A Tribute to The Rolling Stones w/ "Well Alright" $25 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Castle Lane (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Band
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Steve
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Holy Grounds Coffee House (Cranbury United Methodist Church) 
21 Norh Main Street Cranbury
(609) 395-1737
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Music On A Winter's Night feat. Kristen Pettet and Marybeth DiAngelo & Friends. (FREE event)
Hopewell Valley Golf Club
114 Pennington-Hopewell Road Hopewell
(609) 737-1199
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Jack Furlong
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) John Zayle 
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. FOGlight
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Jo Wymer Trio
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. 
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 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Michael Newsham
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Melissa Ann
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. Sunday's Afternoon
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. City Of Four, Groove Intelligence. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Kiera Sky 
Sun. 3 p.m. New Yacht City 
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. (10 a.m.) Brunch (5:30 p.m.) Bob Banka 
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Funday" Brunch w/ DJ Jimmy G
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia 
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Thurs. 6 p.m. Lisa Chavous & Bobby D
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 397-0200 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. NHC January 2024 Book Club
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Paint & Sip "All You Need Is Love" $50 (Includes supplies and one glass of wine)
Fri. 7 p.m. Awesome '80s Dance Party. $10 (advance), ages 21+
Sat./Sun. 12 p.m. Wine & Chocolate Weekend feat. (1 p.m.) Steve Berger  
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Omeed Nyman Trio
Fri. 7 p.m. Blue Americana
Sat. 7 p.m. Carrie Jackson Trio
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2739 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Astrology Readings by Riss Cottrill 
Mon. 6 p.m. Magik "Art Mondays" 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night  
Marcello's Coal Fired Restaurant/Pizza/Bordentown
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 298-8360
Wed. 7 p.m. Valentine's Couples Side by Side Canvas Paint, Dinner and Sip Hosted by Spotted Frog. $120 per pair. (Sold in pairs only and includes dinner, one glass of wine and all supplies) 
McGuinn's Place 
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence 
(609) 392-0599
Fri. 9 p.m. LO-Fi Milf, The Ditches, Soundmind. $10
Ages 21+ 
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. Tailspin
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night 
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Fri. 9 p.m. Super Future, Get Lost, American Beauty INDEYEVID. $10, ages 21+
Wed. 9:30 p.m. Acoustic Night feat. Jimmy-N-Johnny, Nikki Nailbomb, Joey Affatato, Mikey's Machine
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "City of Angels"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "City of Angels"
Sun. 3 p.m. "City of Angels"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project "Sh%t Show"
Fri.  8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 7 p.m. Joe & Krista
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
Sat. 10 a.m. "Fire & Ice Festival"
Sun. 8 a.m."Fire & Ice Festival"  
Wed. 8 a.m. "Fire & Ice Festival" feat. The Office Witches
New Hope Winery / Tavern 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 794-2331 
Fri. 8 p.m. Mickey Dolenz (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
Sun. 2 p.m. Snapdragons
Newtown Athletic Club 
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA 
(215) 968-0600 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Restorative Aerial Yoga
Sun. 11 a.m. Zumba master Class w/ ZJ Robelis  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.  "Seinfeld" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. JDuo
Sat. 6 p.m. The Salty Dogs 
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 McCullough (9 p.m.) Jamison
Sun. 2 p.m. Best Wings of Northeast Philly Contest
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. (7 p.m.) Rock On Radio Happy Hour Hosted by Danny Coleman w/ Music by Kenny K and Chris (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. 
Ages 21+   
Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Sat. 5 p.m. Whiskey Tasting
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Sat. 2 p.m. "20 Year Celebration" feat. Rhett Tierny, Mike Brill, Sean Jude, (TBA) (10 p.m.) DJ Ray
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Old Hights Brewing 
123 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 469-5976
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Rory
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia 
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Thurs. 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Fri. 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Sat. 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) Spring Music Series feat.   
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
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. The Rangers Nouveau
PJ's Pancake House
17 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Wed. 7 p.m. Mixology 101: Valentine's Day Edition
Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville
2688 Main Street Lawrenceville
Sun. 3 p.m. Westminster Choir Concert
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 Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529 
Tues. 7 p.m. Author Talk: "Pangu's Shadow" w/ Karen Bao and Shveta Thakrar
Wed. 7 p.m. Sustanable Minds: "reCAP"
Princeton Theological Seminary
64 Mercer Street Princeton
(609) 921-8300
Fri. 8 p.m. Inside Music-Live Discovery Concert on the Radio: Discover Jessie Montgomery's "Strum" 
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 12:30 p.m. Michael Ryan Organ Concert (Takes place at University Chapel)
Sat. 7 p.m. Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Winter Concert
Sun. 3 p.m. Westminster Conservatory 2024 Showcase
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jazz Night  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Fri. 7 p.m. Andy Prescott
Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan 
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo
Robin's Nest Restaurant
2 Washington Street Mount Holly 
(609) 261-6149 
Fri. 4 p.m. "First Fridaqy" w/ Jeff L  
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 Andrew's Episcopal Church
50 York Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2425
Sun. 3 p.m. The Gloria Consort: Music of the French Baroque era.
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. Trivia
Shady Brook Farm 
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 968-1670 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" w/ Joe Rebl Band
Sat. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" w/ The Naturals
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dirty Chuck
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Big Whiskey
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. Jon Caspi
South Brunswick Jazz Cafe
540 Ridge Road South Brunswick 
Fri. 8 p.m. The Gumbo Gumbas. $6
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 
Wed. 8 p.m. Acoustic Daze
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Sat. 10 p.m. EMO Pop-Punk Night w/ "Scene Points"
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Billy Walton & Destinee Monroe
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Amptons  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
TCNJ College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road Ewing 
(609) 771-2467
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Series feat Soptano Brandi Diggs (Takes place at Mayo Hall)
Sat. 9 a.m. TCNJ Saxophone Summit 2024
 
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
Sun. 6 p.m. Holiday Open House Tour Appreciation Dinner
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. Brooke DiCaro
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Allan Willcockson
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays
TGI Fridays
2703 Mount Holly Road Suite 3 Washington Twp.
(609) 239-486 
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia  
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville
(215) 681-4660
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.) Legacy
Tues. 7 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Contest Hosted by DJ Burn
Sat. 9 p.m. Whiskey Grin
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Sun. 8 a.m. American Cheer Power Trenton Showdown  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Sat. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sun. 2 p.m. Gery Timlin
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. EarCandy
Sat. 9 p.m. The Groove Dudes
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. FM Connection
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Iron Mike
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. Jukebox Graveyard
Sat. 8 p.m. Shameless
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Thurs. 8 p.m. A Night of The Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead w/ "Steal Your Peach" $40.10
Fri. (1 p.m.) "Groundhog Day" $6, $10, $12, doors open at 12:30 p.m.  8 p.m. CSN&Y Tribute w/ "Wooden Ships" (SOLD OUT  please check for availability)
Sat. 3 p.m. / 8 p.m. The Ultimate Doors Experience w/ "Crystal Ship" $40.10 (3 p.m. show is SOLD OUT please check for availability)
Tues. 3 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. "Boys in the Boat" 
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. Author Kat Taylor and Musician Taylor Davis
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. Kindred Spirit
Sat. 8 p.m. Bad Hombres
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Starving Artist Cafe
18 Bridge Street Stockton
Sat. 12 p.m. Redbird
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project
Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot Duo
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
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 
Fri. 8 p.m. Jason Michael Carroll / Michael Warren/Garnet Rising. Doors open at 7 p.m., all ages
Sat. 8 p.m. Island Vibez Caribbean Night Glow Party. $20 Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Garnet Rising
Sat. 8 p.m. Heart Fulla Bluz
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Fri. 7 p.m. Thomas Duffy
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+
Train Wreck Distillery 
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly 
(609) 288-6300 
Sat. 7 p.m. Modern Mojo
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
Fri. 6 p.m. Exhibition: "Eyes Unseen"
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  
Fri. 8 p.m. Diane & PK
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Ed Packer
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
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot Band
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Trio
Mon. 6 p.m. Quizzo
VFW Post 491
9 Fisher Place Yardville 
(609) 585-9645 
Sat. 7 p.m. Slugger O'Toole
Sun. 3 p.m. 3rd Annual "Souper" Sunday
All shows ages 21+
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Kevin McGowan
Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina
Sun. 1 p.m. Gary Cavico
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: Hugh Maskela & The Mahotella Queens in Basil


Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.

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