“It is a percussion composition like an ambient composition as well that uses ambient sounds from US Interstate Highway Route 4 and also utilizes percussion sounds from a homemade instrument of my own; also, a number of other instruments as well and it is one of two pieces that are being released as part of an introductory LP to my musical sound.”
Julian Calv currently resides in Vermont with roots in New Jersey and a song in his heart and in his case; they are quite unique. You see, Calv is an innovator, a street performer, a composer and multi-instrumentalist who uses a relatively unknown instrument called, the Trimba.
Inspired by a New York City street performer named Moondog, whose Sixth Avenue busking exploits in the 1950s and '60s became the stuff of legend; Calv became intensely interested in the man, his music and how he integrated the Trimba along with the ambient sounds of his environment. Calv has recently done the same and released a new single called "Route 4" with another on its way next month.
“Yes, it's being released in tandem along with another song that's coming out later in March called “Thorn and Roots” and then there's going to be an actual physical vinyl that is going to have both of the songs on it as well," he said enthusiastically. "Then hopefully, sometime later in or maybe around the start of Spring or so it will all be released and this is all through Deko Entertainment.”
“I've only been a percussionist for about the last three years," he continued; "I guess I could say that piano is my first instrument and the percussion instrument that I referred to called the Trimba; which was invented by a man named Moondog, who was very present in the twentieth-century New York City classical music scene. He built a number of his own instruments that he would play in tandem along with symphonic orchestral instruments to accompany his compositions and so I've spent a period of time kind of studying this niche form of percussion playing that Moondog helped pioneer. I continued the tradition in my own unique way now but I started kind of getting more involved with music and I believe it was about 2015 when I started taking piano lessons and it kind of began spinning off from there.”
Driven by a thirst for knowledge and with an instrumental curiosity, he became interested in composing. Calv immersed himself in various studies and in the process diversified his arsenal.
“Well, as I mentioned, I started with playing the piano, which was my main kind of Forte thing. I studied piano into my collegiate years as well but what started driving me towards percussion, was an increasing desire to learn how to write for various other instruments. During my college years, I studied music education and composition and so as part of the compositional studies, I wanted to have a more of a personal approach to understanding how to write for various instruments. So, in tandem with my required piano training, I actually chose to also take lessons on the side for instruments that I wanted to learn how to write for because I figured the easiest way to learn how to write for an instrument, is to go ahead and kind of learn the basics of how to play it. So, it was in my junior year that I took Marimba, Timpani and Snare Drum lessons from our college's percussion professor but at the same time I began learning more about this guy Moondog and his percussion instrument which, there were no places you could go to get a formal education on how he would play his instrument. So, alongside my collegiate studies, I began going into more of an independent study specifically into the music of this guy Moondog and after learning about this instrument that he called the Trimba, which is present in a lot of his music, I knew that I wanted to spend a lot more time understanding how he played this instrument, how he created and how he utilized it. So, in the beginning, it started as me kind of playing more contemporary or more traditional percussion instruments and then I kind of veered off in the other direction of going into this more obscure realm of percussion instruments that were invented by guys like Moondog. There's another composer named Harry Partch who invented a whole bunch of his own percussion instruments which was cool because it was a little like cherry picking and learning about all the ways that he would go about his approach to percussion instruments as well.”
Julian has accomplished much in in a short time period in the percussion realm; so, has he gravitated to one instrument more than another or does he perhaps favor one a bit more in his compositions?
“I love the marimba and I love xylophones but out of all of the percussion instruments; I'm most fond of the vibraphone simply because of the amount of sound you can get out of it. I wouldn't say I play those instruments to a degree that a professional does; I certainly noodle with them but the type of technique that I have actually developed is that I play the Trimba in tandem at the same time along with an instrument called a Balafon, which is very similar to a Marimba but is a lot smaller in size; it originates from Northwestern Africa and is normally tuned like a pentatonic scale. So, the song that's being released in March, “Thorn and Root,” you’ll actually be able to hear what that combined sound sounds like because it's a piece that was written for the Trimba and the Balafon itself. So, I certainly noodle with them and I understand how to write music for those instruments but I don’t play them too heavily.”
Now armed with multiple weapons and inspired by Moondog; how has he incorporated all of this into the singles and the upcoming release?
“When it comes to creating music for me right now in life, I wanted to find a way to take the environment that I currently find myself living in and create a sonic reflection of it so that I could share it with friends and family and share it with anyone else who would love to lend their ear in that direction. The career of Moondog, he took a lot of ambient sounds from the streets of New York City because he was a street performer there and would actually use those sounds along with his Trimba playing; for example, if a car was coming by him as he was doing a performance, he might increase the volume of his playing in tandem with the car so it's almost like he was playing along with the ambience that surrounded him and this is something I love to do as well because I work as a street performer up in Burlington which is a city here in Vermont. I wanted to find a way to take the environment I'm living in and sonically reflect it and since I live right next to Route 4 and I always hear the drone of cars going by and trucks, little bicycles and birds hanging out outside as well, I decided to go ahead and take to the road with my microphone and laptop and I set them up out there for about two hours to go ahead and just record a lot of the ambient sounds going back and forth on the highway. Then I took that over to the two-track studio which is Deko’s studio of choice and where they record much of their things and I recorded the Trimba part and combined the two together into this beautiful little concoction of sound.”
Calv's day gig finds him as an employee of a local coffee shop; something he relishes for the social interaction and as he sees it; the same goes for the street performer side of him as well.
“I love coffee and I love serving coffee as well but alongside that I love doing the street performing in Burlington and I'm actually going to be going out to another town this summer called Brattleboro. So, it's very much a profession as much as it's a hobby as much as it is an avenue for socializing. One of my favorite things about street performing is the fact that I get to meet a lot of strangers every day and a lot of strangers who seem mutually interested in me as I am in them. When I do my street performing, I love to say hello to people as they're walking by which is kind of a skill that's taking a little bit of time to develop; being able to talk and play at the same time but it's one of my favorite things to do because when you begin speaking with someone while you're playing at the same time, they're almost caught off guard initially at the fact that the street performers addressing them and saying; hey, how are you? How's your day going? That's a nice way to reel people in and I’ve had a lot of really wholesome conversations with complete strangers who I have never met before as a result of street performing. So, it's all of those things; it's a hobby, it is a job and an avenue for socializing.”
"Socializing" in Vermont can be far different from doing the same in a climate like the Metro-New York area; how did he find himself in New England?
“That's a great question actually," he said with a slight chuckle. "What initially brought me up here was that my girlfriend got a job working as a music teacher here and she grew up in New England. I grew up in New Jersey but I've always had a fascination with New England culture and so when we had the opportunity to come up here because of her job, we absolutely took it and hopped on up here and I've been really loving it ever since; Vermont kind of feels like its own little micro-country in America if that makes sense. I feel like many places in this country have their hand on your back making you go forward but up here, their hands are in front of you saying whoa, slow down, take your time, you don't need to rush; you know?”
Calv's music is available through the fine people at Deko Entertainment ( https://www.dekoentertainment.com/) who handle a host of Rock, Pop and various other genre artists; where do we find Calv himself.
“Deko is where you can access and be able to buy the music but for any of my music, I'm also currently on many digital streaming platforms just under the name Julian Calv and I'm also present on all social media platforms; Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter; under the tag, juliantrimba, all lower case. Those are my main ways of addressing people in public and then the streaming services are a way of bringing the sound to people.”
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. Jonathan Savage Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Bill Thomas (5 p.m.) Fast Ant Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Jerry Monk (7:30 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laua Wed. 7 p.m. Jessica DiDonatoAncient Order of Hibernians 2419 Kuser Road Hamilton Thurs. 12 p.m. Grand Marshal Luncheon Honoring Michael "Mick" Conboy. Benefitting the Hamilton St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. $75 Fri. 7 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 7 p.m. Sam McDonough Aristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Fri. 7 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytelling, Poetic, and Spoken Word Open Mic. Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff Wed. 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship ServiceAshlynn Distillery 32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic NightBill'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+Blue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot Bordentown City Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown Sat. 4 p.m. Black History Presentation (Takes place at City Hall) Bowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Gary Reed & Arturo Baguer Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour Bristol Riverside Theater 2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA (215) 785-0100 Wed. 7:30 p.m. Beatlemania NowBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook Fri. 8:30 p.m. The Launch Sat. 8:30 p.m. EarCandy Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Bucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Thurs. 5 p.m. Greg McGarvey Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night Cadwalader Park 299 Parkside Avenue Trenton (408) 335-4400 Sat. (11 a.m.) African Mask-Making: A Family Workshop. (FREE event registration required) (4 p.m.) "Trenton Talks" Curators RoundTable w/ C.a. Shofed, Lank, Buck Malvo, Heather Palecek, Brass Rabbit, Habiyb Shu'aib. (Takes Place at Ellarslie Museum) Sun. 11 a.m. Finger Looping Workshop: Knit Your Own Chunky Blanket (Takes place at Ellarslie Museum) Candlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. Victor North. $20 Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri. 8 p.m. Kerri Louise. Hosted by Dean Blizzard. $23.69, Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 p.m. Kerri Louise. Hosted by Dean Blizzard. $23.69, 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/ PaulChickie's & Pete's 183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown (609) 298-9182 Fi./Sat. 8 p.m. DJ EntertainmentCity Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Sat. 9 p.m. TanglewoodClub Atlantis 1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA (215) 944-1777 Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to Impress Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke Fri. 7 p.m. Groove Pocket COARadio.com 125 South Main Street Hightstown (609) 241-7103 Fri. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" Sat. 3 p.m. “Rock On Radio Indie Hour" Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Reock & Roll Revue Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Fri. 6 p.m. Kids Night Out: "Pottery!" $40, ages 6+ (Registration required, includes pizza, juice/water, games and a movie) Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. 8 p.m. Club Night w/ DJ Ricch. Ages21+ Fri. (8 p.m.) Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns (9 p.m.) DJ Jazzi Sat. (7 p.m.) Blues Night Jam (9 p.m.) Valentine's Day Lingerie Party. Ages 21+ Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov Tues. 5 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano Wed. (7 p.m.) Happy Hour Buffet / Blues Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5 Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Thurs. 6 p.m. Pairing Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Sat. (1 p.m.) Cookies & Cabernet (2 p.m.) Rodney Wright Sun. 2 p.m. Bill ThomasCross Pollination Gallery 2 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 213-6734 Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments) Sat. 5 p.m. "Second Saturday" feat. SiriOm Singh and the Soul Warriors "Songs of Love"Curran’s Irish Inn 1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 245-1800 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Sat. 8 p.m. Mushed Up Tues. 7:30 p.m. QuizzoDacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Music Night w/ Chrome Pony Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Dadz Bar and Grill 744 Main Street Lumberton (609)267-4344 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix Fri. 7 p.m. Nobody's Business Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce 3 p.m. RV Junior Red Devils Debut Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson Dempster's Pub 437 Pine Street Mount Holly (609) 261-0500 Fri. 7 p.m. Erik Wozniak Eddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. EarCandy Duo Sat. 8 p.m. NaturalsEl Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar 1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA (267) 685-0725 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Two For FlinchingFalls Manor Catering & Special Events 4010 New Falls Road Bristol, PA Thurs. 6 p.m. Adult Prom w/ DJ Rita Marie Marlow Benefitting Bristol Township Educational Fund. $75, ages 21+ (Includes hors d'oeuvres, buffet, one-hour open bar plus beer and wine all evening, raffles) Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 8 p.m. Erik Daad Trio Sat. 8 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. (12 p.m.) 7th Annual Chocolate and Wine. $15 (advance/ages 21+, $7.50 ages 13-20, ages 12 and under FREE) (8 p.m.) Saturday Night Dance Party w/ DJ Ray Tues. 6 p.m. Mardi Gras TriviaFounding Father's Sports Bar & Grill 2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA (215) 923-1100 Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe Castro Friendly's 1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville (609) 426-9203 Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.) Gleason's Bar 6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-4781 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" w/ Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) Flip N' Mickeys Sat. 8 p.m. Supertrain Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice ProductionsHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Hamilton Township Public Library 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton (609) 581-4060 Tues. 7 p.m. Presentation: "The Admiral Issues of Canada" 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 Little Dirt on My Boots, A Country Thing w/ "Buzzer Band" (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Bonehead (11:59 p.m.) 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party Sun. 4 p.m. Soul Cruisers Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Just Us Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. On The Fly Sun. (11 a.m.) Sangria Making Class (1:30 p.m.) "Jazzy Sundays" feat. The Loose Cannon Tues. 5:30 p.m. Community Information Session: "Steward Johnson Celebrating the Everyday" 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.) Happy Hour w/ Daniel Chapman (9 p.m.) Midnight Sun Sat. 9 p.m. Echo Whiskey Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Bruce Thompson Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiocco Il Portico Restorante Italiano 273 West Route 130 South Burlington (609) 239-1000 Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night Fri. / Sat. 7 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony O Irish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Sat. 8 p.m. Unplugged Duo Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night Iron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Steve Guyger & Dirty Rich Sat. 2 p.m. Radio Fiction Sun. 2 p.m. AudioPilotIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Sat. 6:30 p.m. Skippy's Toy Duo / Author Dorothy Robbins Talvera John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Sat. 3 p.m. The Real Fugitives Sun. 9 p.m. Seven Teller Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic w/ Mike Dialto (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. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction Fri. (5:30 p.m.) DJ Lorenzo Muniz (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Dan Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch (12 p.m.) Ty Mares Mon. 8 p.m. "Industry Night" Wed. 4 p.m. "Ladies Night: Tye-Dye & Tequila Night" KUMO 27 3376 Route 27 South Brunswick (732) 419-3452 Sat. 8:30 p.m. Loose BricksLakeside Cafe and Liquors 129 Route 31 North Pennington (609) 621-9998 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Jack Furlong Duo Lambertville House 32 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 397-0200 Fri. 6 p.m. Russell Norkevich Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pasta Night w/ Music by Steve Berger. $42 Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing. (SOLD OUT please check for availability) Sat. 12 p.m. "Wine & Chocolate Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) Jersey SureCats Sun. 12 p.m. "Wine & Chocolate Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) Rick WinnowMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo Sat. 9 p.m. "Far Beyond Giving" Annual Food Drive ad Fundraiser feat. Gutter, Ketosis, IOG, Unscarred. $5 or non-perishable food item, doors open at 8 p.m. Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Millhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Thurs. 8 p.m. 20 Years of "Off With Their Heads" Wandering Duo, Wade Wilson & Stay Dead. $12 (advance. This show is currently SOLD OUT, some tickets possibly available at the door $15 CASH only), Ages 21+, doors open at 7 p.m. Fri. 9 p.m. Disoviet, Capitalist, Road Pig, Worst Ones. $5, Ages 21+ More Than Q 13 Klines Court Lambertville (609) 773-0072 Sat. 2 p.m. Red Bird Flying SoloMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "The Secret Garden" Sat. (11 a.m.) Disney's "Frozen Jr. (3 p.m./ 8 p.m.) "The Secret Garden" Sun. 3 p.m. "The Secret Garden"Naked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project Fri. 6:30 p.m. Departed, Gloves Off Ripped Away Sat. (1 p.m.) Mike & Shanna (7 p.m.) Low Totem Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaNassau Presbyterian Church 61 Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Conservatory at Nassau feat. Erik Allesee (Piano Concerto) Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Sat. 12 p.m. "Chili Day" Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer w/ TrinaNew Egypt Elks Lodge #2457 105 Lakewood Road New Egypt (609) 758-8700 Fri. 6 p.m. Karaoke New Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Sat. (1 p.m.) Whiskey 95 (8 p.m.) Joni Mitchell Tribute w/ "Big Yellow Taxi The Band" Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz Tues. 8 p.m. Griffin House Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Romantic Comedies" Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot Sat. 2 p.m. Just Jeff Sun. 2 p.m. Brian Lally Nick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 8 p.m. Dueling Pianos Sat. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz Sun. 4 p.m. AJ Slick Band Wed. 7 p.m. KaraokeNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis. Sat. 9:30 p.m. El Ka Bong Ages 21+Odd Logic Brewing Co. 500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia 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 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Rory Chambers 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. Marcia & Dan Sat. 9 p.m. Mike Estabrook Duo Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) Fri. 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) Sun. (12 p.m. / 4 p.m.) "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) Patriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Fri. 8 p.m. Spanky's Garage Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial 1 Memorial Drive Trenton (609) 984-8400 Sat./Sun. 5:30 p.m. "Dance Pe Chance" Doors open at 4 p.m. Pete's Steak House 523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton (609) 585-8008 Fri. 9 p.m. Deep Release Princeton Country Club 1-Wheeler Way West Windsor (609) 452-9382 Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Live DJ Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church) 50 Walnut Lane Princeton (609) 799-0944 Fri. 8 p.m. Moira Smiley & VOCO. $20Princeton Makes 301 North Harrison Street Princeton Sun. 4 p.m. Damsel Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza) 65 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-9529 Fri. 7 p.m. My Big, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Party feat. Ragtime Relics, Mineko Ogata, Skip Livingston's Occasional Dixieland Band, Alejandro Ataucusi, Stay Tuned. (FREE event) Sat. 10 a.m. Wuthering Heights Community "Filibuster" Read Aloud Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium) Nassau Street Princeton Fri. 7:30 p.m. Alexi Kenney Sun. 3 p.m. Westminster Conservatory Showcase Tue. 7:30 p.m. Mitsuko Uchida Puss N Boots Tavern 942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 295-8236 Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 7 p.m. "Oldies Night" w/ DJ Jimmy Mac Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia Randy Now's Man Cave 119 West Ward Street Hightstown (609) 424-3766 Sat. 1 p.m. Rich Scanella "Ghost Notes" Book SigningRiver House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Gina Corso (9 p.m.) Cara Cartney Fri. (7 p.m.) Phyllis Chappell Duo (9 p.m.) Mark Smith Duo Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Scott Gurney (7 p.m.) Bob Egan (9 p.m.) Greg McGarvey Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew Mon. 7 p.m. Joshua Yudkin Tues. 7 p.m. Greg McGarvey Wed. 7 p.m. Megan KnightRose Bank Winery 258 Durham Road Newtown, PA (215) 860-5899 Sat. 1 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. Tony Alosi Rossi's Bar & Grill 2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 890-2004 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White Sat. 7 p.m. Marc Hoffman Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics TriviaSandy'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, PA (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Thurs. Trivia Fri. 6:30 p.m. Winter UnWINEd Concert feat. Acoustic Bandwagon Sat. 6:30 p.m. Winter UnWINEd Concert feat. Dana Collins Project Tues. 6 p.m. QuizzoSlim's Irish Pub 2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (267) 332-0047 Sat. 9 p.m. Blue Reign Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil Small World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 6 p.m. Darla Rich Jazz Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Sat. 9 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard 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. Chris & Randy Spellbound Brewing 10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly (609) 832-0077 Fri. 7 p.m. The Fourth Son Sat. 7 p.m. Successful Failures Steam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Reed Streets1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Fri. 7 p.m. J'MO1675 Spirits 2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 645-1445 Fri. 6 p.m. Keep The Change Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine Taps Sports Bar 4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA (215) 486-7862 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Tara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Oliver Dagum Sat. 8:30 p.m. The WilliamsboyTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. Black Zeppelin Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke Temperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Sat. 7 p.m. Faraway Guys Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly 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. Allan Willcockson Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jerry Steele 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. 7 p.m. FM Band Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) The Heartbeats Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 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. After The FloodThe Cure Insurance Center 81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton (609) 656-3200 Thurs. 5 p.m. Mercer County Basketball Tournament Sat. 2 p.m. Harlem GlobetrottersThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone The Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Fri. 9 p.m. Bambu Weasels Sat. 8 p.m. Danny DeGennaro Remembrance Concert feat. Mikey Jr. and Friends, Tom Reock & Lisa Bouchelle, The Deal Breakers Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti The HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Tues 7 p.m. Music Bingo Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Burns-Lynch The Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Darius the 1st Sat. 9:30 p.m. My Hut Music Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' RonThe Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night Fri. 8 p.m. Mojo Channel Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 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. ArHouse Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio Sat. 8 p.m. Lisa BouchelleThe Tavern at Penns Park 2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA (267) 491-5658 Fri. 8 p.m. Low Totem Sun. 3 p.m. Leading Zero Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 2nd WedThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Thurs. 7 p.m. Freeze MF. $10 (advance) Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Fri. 8 p.m. Rolling Stones Tribute w/ "Brown Sugar" Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sat. 8 p.m. An Evening of the Eagles w/ "Winslow" $12 - $65, Doors open at 7 p.m.The Union House 19 East Union Street Burlington (609) 531-6077 Sat. 8 p.m. Old Man Garage Band Tir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk All Shows 21+ Trenton Elks Lodge #105 42 Decou Avenue West Trenton (609) 771-0105 Sat. 5 p.m. Trenton Cat Rescue Italian Dinner and Tricky Tray w/ DJ entertainment. $35 (Includes all you can eat/drink, door prizes)Trenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" Fri. 6 p.m. "Out of the Blue" feat. works by Alia Bensliman, Amanda Chesney, Heather Palecek Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA) Sun. 2 p.m. "Forever In Our Hearts," Julie Civensky. A Celebration of Life Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.) Vault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman 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) 773-2392 Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob SilversWitherspoon Grill 57 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-6011 Tues. 6:30 p.m. Danielle IllarioWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina Sun. 1 p.m. Vinny RWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" 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.