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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/17/22


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 02/17/2022

Rock On! This Week

“I’ve played in Morristown a lot and in Red Bank too; like everybody else, I’m trying to regroup and figure out how to do this thing again,” said a laughing Marcia Ball as she discussed her upcoming show at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on February 19 and her latest release, “Shine Bright.” People would say, “I haven’t seen you in so long” and then I’d kind of catch myself  and say, well hey, I haven’t seen anybody!”  

Pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball has been entertaining audiences for more than five decades worldwide. She has been the recipient of multiple awards and as it says on her website, “Has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse party every time she takes the stage” and when one talks to Marcia; it is easy to understand why. Terms such as feisty, fun, good-natured and jocular come to mind and they are all wrapped in an effervescent, larger than life personality.

Hailing from Orange, Texas, raised in Louisiana and currently back in the Austin area of Texas; one can see why she and her music have a fiery Southern and Southwestern edge and now that the world is opening up again; she’s stoking the embers in various ways.

“Shine Bright” came out before the pandemic but honestly, I’ve been doing other stuff,” she began to explain, ”I’ve been writing on a musical with a friend of mine so, I’ve written a lot of songs over the last couple of years but very few that would apply to me making a record. I need to get on it because I have the energy and for some reason now that the prospect of getting back to work and playing is on the horizon, I’m excited and I’m thinking about writing but honestly I joke about this but one of the only songs that I completed during this time was what I call my pandemic experience song and it’s called, “I Took To Drinking” (laughs) and I’ll tell ya’ how clever it is, I actually worked in the word “Jeroboam.” When you talk about bottles of wine, you have a magnum and then you have a Jeroboam (laughs).”



 
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A ”Jeroboam” holds four bottles or roughly 20 glasses of wine and in estimations is most likely not big enough to contain the enthusiasm which Ball has for her latest release, its roots, her band, love of the stage and the upcoming tour.

Steve Berlin, the sax player for Los Lobos produced it and we made half of it in Austin and half in Louisiana at a great studio called Dockside Studio; where BB King did his “Blues On The Bayou” record and Dr. John did a couple of records. There is a Jesse Winchester song on there called “Take A Little Louisiana With You Everywhere You Go” and when he did it, it didn’t sound like a Zydeco song but when I did it, I wanted to use my friends down there Yvette Landry, Roddy Romero, Eric Adcock and people like that to play on it; Lee Allen Zeno who played bass with Buckwheat Zydeco for many years also. We did several songs there and several here in Austin and Steve produced the whole thing and if you ask me my theory about what Zydeco is and what Clifton Chenier was doing when he invented Zydeco; I will tell you that I think he was playing Chicago blues on the accordion. There’s a great book that came out about five years ago called, “Down In Louisiana” by a guy name Todd Mouton and a lot of it is about Clifton and there are articles about Buckwheat and he pretty much says the same thing; that Clifton was adapting a lot of unpopular music and especially a lot of Chicago style blues. The one thing was that Clifton and the harmonica player Little Walter were contemporaries and like I said, if you listen to some of Clifton he is playing Chicago harmonica blues on accordion and the other part of that is the Zydeco shuffle; the dance beat and the dance itself which is unlike anything else. There are Zydeco bands everywhere, California has quite a few of them; there’s a band out there and I played piano on their record; two Cajun fiddle players of which one was Michael Doucet; I did that while we were ostensibly locked down.”

So, what else did she do during the pandemic lockdown? A Musical with friends that apparently turned into a little something more.

“We had written all of the music for what was supposed to be a musical; about 15 songs and because we couldn’t do a play we decided to do a podcast and because it is now eight episodes we had to write a whole bunch more songs,” she said with her infectious laugh. “There are three of us working on that so, I’ve written a lot of songs.

Music isn’t the only thing keeping Ball busy; she also sits on the Board of a very worthwhile charity; one which helps other musicians in need.

“We have a non-profit here that a bunch of us women in the music business founded called “Home” https://www.homeaustin.org/new-page  and we pay rent and utilities for older musicians; we started about 10 years ago. We felt the need; a friend of ours, Miss Lavelle White who is 92 now and had lived here in Austin and then came back about 10 years ago after being away for a while. When she came back she had nowhere to go and had no resources. Her manager contacted a whole bunch of us and we got together and discussed what to do and we threw a gig where the bunch of us sang Lavell White songs. We held the gig at Antone’s; the blues club here, we recorded it and it was great. Ruthie Foster is on our board, Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, Eve Monsees; that gig was before we even had a board, that was when we just threw a fundraiser to help her out and get her off the streets but that was when we realized that A: We could do that and B: It needed to be done and now we have 21 or 22 people that we are supporting. In 2020 we had a couple of virtual fundraisers but next month in March, it is my birthday month and another board member’s birthday so we are going to have a big event and it is going to be our first live and in-person event; an outdoor event on a deck by the lake out here in Austin. Our poster says, “Birthday Bash 2020” Scratch! 2021 Scratch! 2022 (laughs).”

Speaking of live performances; what can we expect at a Marcia Ball show like the one upcoming at SOPAC? A Show that is being billed as “Celebrate Mardi Gras with Marcia Ball.”



 
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“I have a great band, I have a great sax player, Eric Bernhardt, a great guitar player name Mighty Mike Schermer, they are on the record. I have a new bass player because my bass player that has been with me for 40 years; when I started talking about going back out on the road said, “I’ve got to tell you boss, I’m not going out” and I don’t blame him. So, I have a new, young, wonderful bass player named Michael Archer and my drummer is from New York and his name is Mo Roberts; he used to play with Shemekia (Copeland). He came to Austin, he’s lived around various places and he may be thinking of going to New Orleans; if I were a drummer, I’d go to New Orleans to get my butt kicked (laughs.) I do it periodically to get my piano butt kicked (laughs). A lot of these places ask for a 75 to 90-minute set and I have a hard time doing that because I tend to go more like two hours or a little over that (laughs). The guys laugh if we have to do an hour or under an hour, they just shake their heads; I don’t think she can do that (laughs). The tour is just a week, it is all in a tight little pattern in the Northeast. We have six gigs in seven days, I prefer to do it like that; I’d do 16 gigs in 17 days. I love what I do, after laying off for a while I really had to make an effort to stay in shape over the last year because when you are used to doing over 100 gigs a year and then laying off of that; you can lose your muscle tone; I had to play some private and personal gigs for myself (laughs).”

To find out more about Marcia Ball, please visit http://marciaball.com/ and to learn about the South Orange Performing Arts Center, please visit https://www.sopacnow.org/ .  

That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!



This week's event listings


Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Sat. 5 p.m. Johnathan Savage
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato
Arts Council of Princeton   
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton   
(609) 924-8777
Fri. (7:30 p.m.) “Story & Verse: A Storytelling and Poetic Open Mic.” Theme “Love & Lessons.” (Doors open at 7 p.m.) (6:30 p.m.) “Kids Night Out!” Robot or Castle Mosaic (Takes place at Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street) 
Bailey's Bar & Grille 
6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 946-7992 
Sat. 9 p.m. Shot Of Southern
Bill's Olde Tavern   
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton   
(609) 586-0192   
Fri. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis
Ages 21+
Blue Bottle Cafe 
101 East Broad Street Hopewell 
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Just John Abbott
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. David Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Chris Lelli
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Broken Goblet Brewing 
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA 
(267) 812-5653 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Steve (the  band)
Sat. 8 p.m. New Artist Showcase feat. Aquatic Ape Theory, Stone Divide, Jay Skull in Spades
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Burlington County Prison Museum
128 High Street Mt. Holly
(609) 265-5476
Sat. 7 p.m. “Ghost Hunt”
Candlelight Lounge   
24 Passaic Street Trenton   
(609) 695-9612   
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5 (Includes hot buffet)
City Streets   
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor   
(609) 426-9400 
Sat. 8 p.m. Tanglewood
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. / Sat. 7:30 p.m. Ryan Maher with Anthony DiDomenico. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6 p.m. Full Grown Men
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. Mark Parker w/ Lin Thor, Calls from Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Steve Keller of Ripped, Marcia Ball
Cooper's Riverview                                                                       
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 9 p.m. Club Night w/ DJ
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) WitZend           
Sat. (7 p.m.) Se7en and Friends (9 p.m.) Club Night 
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Michael Hoffman
Wed.12 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck  (8 p.m.) Disco Hustle Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5
All Events Ages 21+
Cross 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)
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 9 p.m. Jamison
Tues. 7:30 p.m. “Lunch Money” Quizzo
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6 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 Night Hosted by Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 8 p.m. Nobody’s Business
Sat. (6 p.m.) “Off The Wall” Auction. Benefits “Friends of BCAS” (Buffet available for $18) (9 p.m.) Karaoke
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker Night
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly
(609) 261-0500
Sat. 7 p.m. Cotton Mouth
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Sun. 3:30 p.m. Animal House
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" w/ Mike B (9 p.m.) Troublemakerz
Sat.  9 p.m. DJ Dangeruss
Greenhouse
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1657
Fri. 9 p.m. Stage Left
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Thurs. 7 p.m. Dueling Piano Night w/ “The Philly Keys”
Sat. 9 p.m. Tyler Kingsley
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Havana New Hope   
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.   
(215) 862-9897  
Mon. 9 p.m. "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez
Hopewell Valley Vineyards   
46 Yard Avenue Pennington   
(609) 737-4465   
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. (1 p.m.) Rob Silvers (5 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Just Us
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Rob Messina
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill   
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(267) 914-4517   
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Little Sister
Sat. 9 p.m. Vortex   
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Sun. 4 p.m. Joe & Krista
Iron Plow Vineyards   
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus   
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. John Rossi
Sat. 6 p.m. Carlie Grouser
Sun. 2 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends
Ivy Tavern   
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton   
(609) 888-1435   
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. The Shaykz
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos
All shows 21+     
John & Peter's   
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa   
(215) 862-5981  
Fri. 9 p.m. Holy Heat Thunder Country Show
Sun. 7 p.m. Great Dying, Suga Burns
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (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. 9 p.m. DJ Dan
Sat. (10 a.m.) Donna Ria’s Birthday Dag Brunch (SOLD OUT Check for availability) (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G 
Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Brunch
Laurita Winery   
85 Archertown Road New Egypt   
(609) 752-0200 
Fri. 7 p.m. Awesome ‘80s Dance Party
Logan Inn   
9 South Main Street New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-2300 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Max Rogers
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Bridge Beat Duo
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Ian lander
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 7 p.m. Sight Unseen Philly
McGuinn's Place   
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence   
(609) 392-0599  
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke   
Ages 21+   
McStews Irish Sports Pub   
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 949-9570   
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Millhill Basement   
300 S. Broad Street Trenton   
(609) 989-1600   
Fri. 9 p.m. Alpha Rabbit, Great Dying
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Starjuice, Puppy Pile, Houston & The Dirty Rats, Alpha Sub. $7 (Doors opoen at 9 p.m., PROOF of vaccination required)
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville
(609) 773-0072
Sat. 2 p.m. Joanne Lediger & Robert Hill
Sun. 1 p.m. “Squirrel Stew” aka The Long Hill String Band
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. “Gypsy”
Sat. (11 a.m. “Pinocchio”) (3 p.m. / 8 p.m. ) “Gypsy”
Sun. 3 p.m. “Gypsy”
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch (12 p.m.) Music by Fly On The Wall
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Fri. 4 p.m. Fire & Ice Festival AND Chocolate Walk
Sun. 8 a.m. Fire & Ice Festival AND Chocolate Walk
Nottingham Tavern   
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square   
(609) 587-6623   
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Ages 21+  
Oldestone Restaurant
15 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-7044
Thurs. 6 p.m. Ed Wall  (Deco Bar) 
Fri. (6 p.m.) Two Of A Kind (Deco Bar) (7 p.m.) Erik Daab Jazz Trio  (Jazz Lounge)
Sat. (6 p.m.) Lisa Bouchelle (7 p.m.) Danny Tobias & Friends (Jazz Lounge)
Old Town Pub   
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 291-9232  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Sat. 8 p.m. 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. Open Mic Night
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri
Pete's Steak House   
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton   
(609) 585-8008   
Fri. 9 p.m. The Best of Clapton
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" 
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church)
50 Walnut Lane Princeton
(609) 799-0944
Fri. 8 p.m. The Murphy Beds
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 295-8236
Fri. 7 p.m. Joe & Krista
Ralphie's
2295 2nd Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5408
Fri. 7 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Fri. 5 p.m. Smooth Sounds of Sal
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 4 p.m. Trivia
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. 6 p.m. “Winter unWINEd Weekend” w/ Brian Varhelyi
Sat. 6 p.m. “Winter unWINEd Weekend” w/ Joe Lestochi
Small World Coffee   
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton   
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 6 p.m. Black Cat Habitat
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Dance Parties
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Shameless
Sun. 7 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
Thurs. 6 p.m. The Kennedys
Sat. 6 p.m. The Successful Failures
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Sat. 11 a.m. Mardi Gras Open House
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Fish Out Of Water
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Sun. (5:30 p.m.) Dance Lessons w/ Amanda. $5 (6 p.m.) Rockin’ Rockabilly Sundays w/ Dibbs & the Detonators. $10
1867 Sanctuary   
101 Scotch Road Ewing   
(609) 392-6409 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. “Priceless Price – A February Celebration” feat. Clipper Erickson and Holly Gash. $20 (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
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. 9 p.m. Castles In The Sky
Sat. 9 p.m. AudioPilot
Tavern On The Lake    
101 Main Street Hightstown   
(609) 426-9345 
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Temperance House   
5 South State Street Newtown, PA   
(215) 944-8050   
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Fri. 7 p.m. Kate & Bob
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Rory D’lasnow
Sun. 1 p.m. Matthew Cook
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kevin Kirk
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. Soul Cruisers
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch
The Cool Cricket   
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro   
(609) 291-9110   
Thurs. 8 p.m. DJ Ran D
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
The Dubliner 
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Bill O’Neal
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. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Fri. 9 p.m. “Heart of Chocolate Show” w/ The Polish Nannies
Sat. 9 p.m. Big Whiskey
The Ivy Inn   
248 Nassau Street Princeton   
(609) 921-8555   
Fri. 10 p.m. Big Country & The Finger Pickn Good Band
Sat. 10 p.m. DJ Tommy Capretto
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv  
Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Roost   
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 208-0050 
Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouse
Sat. 8 p.m. ‘80s Night w/ ‘80s Undercover
The Sycamore Grill   
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA   
(215) 908-6326   
Fri. 8 p.m. Mid Life Crisis
Sat. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman, Jr.
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Sat. 7 p.m. ‘80s Rock Party w/  “Arena Gods.” $10
The Union House
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Other Guys
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Linda of Random Notes
Tir Na Nog   
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton   
(609) 392-2554 
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
All Shows 21+   
Tomasello Winery
1 North Union Street Lambertville
(800) 866-9463
Sat. 11 a.m. “Warm Wine Weekend”
Sun. 11 a.m. “Warm Wine Weekend” (12 p.m.) Sunday Brunch (“Brunch Bundle for 2” $32.95) (2 p.m.) Geoff Caldwell
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
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)
Union Coffee
49 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4637
Sun. 4 p.m. Java Jive w/ Bill Ihling
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Dave Posmontier Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio
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
Fri. 1 p.m.
Sat. 1 p.m. Jersey Sure Cats
Sun. 12 p.m. The Williamsboy
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC 1200 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.

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99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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New Jersey Symphony at Ocean County College

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Ocean County College Campus Mall
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
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John Pizzarelli

Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 7:30pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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