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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/23/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 02/23/2023

Rock On! This Week

“The name Project 18 Jay came about because we all grew up in East Brunswick and Route 18 is the main thoroughfare and so they came up with the name Project 18.”  

It has been said that, "Music makes the world smaller" and this has been proven time and time again as musicians reunite or re-discover old band mates, friends or collaborators. Such is the recent case with the well-respected and much sought after Dave Vargo; who, in no small part, thanks to today's technology, found himself being asked to step outside of his comfort zone due to a chance encounter with an old school chum and the four-song EP, "Pomona" was the result. 

“Yes," laughed Vargo, "An old high school friend, Scott Rubine; who I haven't heard from or spoken to since high school. I ran into him, I guess, a couple of years ago and he said, “Hey, I've been following your music career and it’s good to see you're still doing some stuff” and then more recently he reached out and said, “Hey, another guy from East Brunswick that I know, we wrote some songs together; can I send them to you and let me know what you think? So, it’s not every day that someone out of the blue wants to send me a song but they sent me “Know My Name” as the first song and it needed polish. I could hear some possibilities and promise in the song, and I said, that's great! So, they sent me a whole bunch more and a couple of them were better than others, so I worked on them. I did a quick demo for “Know My Name” and sent it back to them and they loved it. They sent me another one, “In The Night” and I did the same thing and we got to the point where we had three songs that I thought were promising and they decided that they wanted to record them and asked if I would kind of put it together because they don't know anything about music and recording studios. So, I got my team assembled and put down three songs and in the midst of that, they sent me a fourth song and so we ended up with a four song EP. Jay Weiner is the guy who wrote the lyrics and he is not of a musical background; he was more of a poetry writer and my friend Scott did the music and all that it needed, for lack of a better term; was to be massaged. I had to kind of work out the form of the song, sometimes I had to lengthen some of or shorten the melodies just to make everything fit together but we got four songs that I think came out really well in the studio and they're very happy with them and we're getting positive responses and it was a fun project for me because normally I'm in the studio for two reasons; one, I'm in there working on my own stuff or I get hired to play guitar on something; which I go in and get out. I’ll go in and they’ll say, hey, can you do something on this song and I’ll record my part and I'm gone; you don't even hear the finished product but for this, I was there from beginning to the end on stuff that I didn't write and I was kind of going at it from a different perspective and got to use some different muscles than I typically would use and it was nice; it was a good experience being kind of a producer/ singer. I think we're all happy with the how it came out and just talked about possibly doing some more work together." 

With every creative, there is usually a period of inner turmoil when working on their art but; what about when working on someone else's art? It is easy to have a favored child when they belong to somebody else and also easy to not be terribly fond of the sibling(s). So, since this was Vargo's real first foray into producing and "Massaging" works other than his own; were there any conflicts?  

“There are two standout songs for me," he began carefully, "If I had to choose, they would be “Know My Name” and “In The Night” because I thought that they were just really good pop/kind of today's Country, kind of 90’s rock kind of feel and it suited them very well. I catch myself sometimes humming them without even realizing it and saying, wait a second, that’s a Project 18 song. “Lucky Charm” was the last one we did and that one took a lot more work than the other ones because the two that I just mentioned; I felt like, in the beginning, right away they had promise and with the other one, “You’re My Life,” I heard less promise with those than the other two. “Lucky Charms” took me some time to wrap my head around and then once I did the first rough mixes in the studio, I sent it to the guys and they were like, no; this is not how we wanted this to sound. They kind of wanted this power pop thing going on so I had to go back in and rearrange things a little bit and redo some parts and that is the one that Jonathan Tea sang on because I couldn't really find a good way for myself to sing that song vocal-range wise.”  



 
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"Know My Name" is exactly as advertised, a pop-ditty whose underlying organ gives it a definitive "Jersey" sound re-enforced by the bright textures in the production. This one features a twangy guitar with some very cool syncopation in both the chorus and verse and just an over-all catchy rhythm; one can see why it caught Dave's ear instantly. 

"In the night there is sadness, in the night there is fear, in the night there is hope that I'll see you again," pop-like lyrics to a straight-forward pop tune. "In The Night" is likely the one Vargo catches himself humming most often as its melody is infectious. This is one of those tunes where the lyrics are a dichotomy to the upbeat music, yet they work very well in tandem and it's also one with that signature "Vargo style." 

"Lucky Charm" has a retro-style late 1980's or early 1990's feel to it; think Extreme's "More Than Words." Jonathan Tea lends his usual stellar vocal to this ballad, giving it a nice combination of grit and soulful smoothness. 

"You're My Life" also features a big sound and is another that has Vargo's stamp all over it. Shall there be any doubt, listen to Dave's latest release, "Crooked Miles." One of the best things about Vargo is, where other artists find a formula or a certain sound resulting in many or much of their songs sounding the same; Vargo has a certain style, as mentioned earlier, a style that separates him from the rest while still keeping his sound intact. What he did here with the production and how the engineer handled the mix on the entire EP is fantastic! 

Rubine and Weiner, along with Vargo, Tea and the entire "Team" have done a great job with this EP. Sometimes, when life pushes you in an unfamiliar direction, you just have to follow the new path. So, what's Vargo's take on the outcome? 

“I think we are all very happy with the way everything came out. I think it was a fun experience for me to work with somebody else's material from the beginning of the project to the end of the project and put my little touch on things. I mean, I guess it sounds Dave Vargo-ish but I don't think we changed any of our production values for this from what we've done on the Dave Vargo albums but they were definitely different songs that I would not have written."  

"Pomona" can be found on all streaming platforms and to discover more about Dave Vargo, please visit https://davevargomusic.com/.



This week's event listings


Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Thurs. 5 p.m. Diane Chiorello
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Bill Thomas (5 p.m.) Fast Ant
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Rob Silvers (7:30 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. AudioPilot
 
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” 
  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Sat. (10 a.m.) Storytime with Jeff (7 p.m.) Cafe Improv. $2
Sun. 3 p.m. Rays of Hope Presents: Live Black Museum
  
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 12 p.m. Midwinter Monotype: Painterly Printmaking in Color
 
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sat. 6 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
 
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+
  
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
 
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Sat. 5 p.m. Dinner and a Show w/ "From Jersey With Love." $70 (Includes appetizers, dinner, music, cash bar) 
  
Bordentown Performing Arts Center
318 Ward Avenue Bordentown
(609) 496-1452 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Matt Gordeuk 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
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Beatlemania Now"
Fri. 8 p.m. "Beatlemania Now"
Sat. 2 p.m. / 8 p.m. "Beatlemania Now"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Beatlemania Now"
 
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Old Fangled
Sat. 8 p.m. BIG! Believe In Ghost. Ages 21+
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch  
 
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
    
Cadwalader Park
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Sat. (9:30 a.m.) iPhone Photography Course w/ Cheryl Bomba (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) 
   
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Keith Chasin. $20
  
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Kevin Bartini. $23.69, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Kevin Bartini. $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/ Paul
 
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
 
City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor 
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
 
Club Atlantis 
1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 944-1777
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco
All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to Impress
   
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Radio Fiction
  
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. Jessie Haines
  
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 8 p.m. Club Night w/ DJ Matarese. Ages21+
Fri. (7 p.m.) Don't Call Me Francis  (9 p.m.) DJ Jazzi
Sat. 8 p.m. The Launch 
Sun. 6 p.m. Jon Savage and The Classic Rockers
Tues. 5 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano
Wed. (7 p.m.) 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. "Shaken & Stirred" Mari Gras Edition
Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+
Sat. / Sun. 2 p.m. Joe Grillo
  
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
Tues. 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
Sun. 3 p.m. Sunday's Afternoon
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Thurs. 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m. Rachel & Ty
Sat. 8 p.m. Springbrooke
  
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Two For Flinching
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Smooth Retsina Glow
  
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 8 p.m. Joanna Caruso
Sat. 8 p.m. No Way Out
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
  
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Staying Present" with Dr. Leming
 
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
Sat. 8 p.m. Well Strung
  
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. 8 p.m. Sometime In September
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions
 
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 w/ DJ Nebbs
Mon. 6:30 p.m. Mexicali Wine Tasting
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia 
  
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Thurs. 6 p.m. Estate Planning Workshop
  
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.) Journey Tribute w/ "Frontiers" $35 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Se7en  (11:59 p.m.) 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 4 p.m. Sunday Tea Party LGBTQ+ Sunday Out
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
 
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Fri. 7 p.m. 2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action 
Sat. 7 p.m. 2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation
Sun. 3:30 p.m. 2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary
 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. (5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Deb & Mike
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Band
 
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 914-4517 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W.
Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) DJ Beenice
Sat. 9 p.m. Fuzzy Side Up
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Laura Fiocco
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
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Celebrating 26 Years" 
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ entertainment
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 2 p.m. Fast Ant
Sun. 2 p.m. Heart Fulla Bluz
 
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
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir
Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos / Ladies Night
All shows 21+     
  
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Fri. 9 p.m. RIPS
Sat. 8 p.m. Rock 'N' Roll Time Machine
Mon. 9 p.m. Comedy Night feat. Todd Glass (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.)
Tues. 7 p.m. Comedy Night feat. Dan St. Germain
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. Miracle League Fundraiser feat. Kenny Dubman Duo
Fri. (6:30 p.m.) Chet & Ari (10 p.m.) DJ entertainment
Sat. (5:30 p.m.) Radio Fiction (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Funday" Brunch w/ DJ Jimmy G
Wed. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night" 
  
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Just Jeff
   
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 6 p.m. Singles Mixer w/ Steve Berger. $6 (Includes one glass of Sangria), Ages 21+
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Kricket Comedy feat. Chris Coccia, Steve Leventhal, Bob Marsdale. $25 (Online only), doors open at 6 p.m.
Sat. 12 p.m. "Mardi Gras Celebration" feat. (1 p.m.) Wade Preston Billy Joel Tribute. (FREE event) (9 p.m.) '90's Dance Party (SOLD OUT check for availability), ages 21+
Sun. 12 p.m. "Mardi Gras Celebration" feat. Wade Preston Billy Joel Tribute. (FREE event) 
 
Magikava
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. All Lit Up
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night 
  
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 10 p.m. SelfGod, Goat Piss, Putrascension. $10, doors open at 9 p.m., ages 21+
  
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. Ed Wall
Sun. 2 p.m. Bill & Fred's Excellent Adventure
 
Morrisville Lanes
625 Nolan Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5526
Sat. 8 p.m. Starlight Karaoke  
 
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Peter And The Starcatcher"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Peter And The Starcatcher"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Peter And The Starcatcher"
 
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
  
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Rachel & Tyler
Fri. 12 p.m. Falconry Club Friday
 
New 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
Fri. (5 p.m.) Aaron Quarterman (8 p.m.) David Bromberg Quintet (SOLD OUT check for availability)
Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz
 
Newtown Athletic Club
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA
(215) 968-0600
Sat. (11 a.m.) Women's Self Defense Seminar (7 p.m.) Have a Heart Foundation Annual Winter Gala
  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. Sister Blue
Sat. (3 p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Two For Flinching
  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri.  9 p.m. Jamison
Sat. 9 p.m. Shot of Southern
Sun. 4 p.m. The Tenderhooks
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
 
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis. 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Sat. 9:30 p.m. 80s Undercover
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 Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. Jay Oliver Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. Modern Mojo
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. "Frost Fest" (12 p.m. / 4 p.m.) "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental)  
 
Pasquale's Sports Bar
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong
Fri. 10 p.m. Friday Night Dance Party with DJango
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"
  
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir 
 
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 Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529
Thurs. 6 p.m. Patrick McDonnell & John Carlin "Heart to Heart"
 
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Princeton University Glee Club: "The Listeners" (Nollner Memorial Concert) 
  
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
 
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046
Sat. 7 p.m. Brian Hopkins
  
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Gina Corso (9 p.m.) Cara Carney
Fri. (7 p.m.) CJ Steinway & Olivia Perrin (9 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (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. Alex Otey
Tues. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight
 
Robin's Nest Restaurant
2 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 261-6149
Sat. 7 p.m. Brian Scott McFadden
    
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Sat. 6 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
 
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, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
  
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Winter UnWINEd Concert feat. Joe Rebl Band / Hope Well
 
Silver Lake Nature Center
1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-1177
Mon. 7 p.m. BPC Presents: TJ Thorne with "Photographing in Midday Light"
 
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 9 p.m. Shameless
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil
    
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Thurs. 8 p.m. 
Fri. 7 p.m. Corner House Open Mic
Sat. 7 p.m. Rob Lanter
  
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. Midnight Sun TTL
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. 7 p.m. Uketronic
Sat. 7 p.m. "Rhythm & Brews 2" feat. (TBA)
    
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Sat. / Sun. 11 a.m. Mardi Gras. Ages 21+ (FREE New Orleans style food/beer, kids craft corner, music)
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Junje
Sat. 10:30 p.m. LeCompt
 
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Sun. 6 p.m. Rock-a-Billy Sunday feat. The Ultra Kings. $10
  
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. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Chandler of Audio Outlaws
 
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. (8 p.m.) Tavern & Tiaras "Cartoon Queens" Drag Show (Upstairs) (9 p.m.) Kickback
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke  
   
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
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. Sarah Teti
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Michael Patrick
 
  
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. Love Junk
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) Soul Cruisers
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch
  
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis
Sat. 9 p.m. Nova
 
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton   
(609) 656-3200   
Fri. 7 p.m. Indoor Auto Racing
Sat. 6 p.m. Indoor Auto Racing
 
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. The King Brothers
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. Bigg Romeo
Sat. 9 p.m. WitZend
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 
Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Burns-Lynch
 
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA
(215) 942-4000
Sat. 8 p.m. Keep The Change
  
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Soto
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Dragsville
Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Zisa
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Comedy and Music
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Sat. 6 p.m. Dave Landau
  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. 80's Undercover
Sat. 8 p.m. Sideways Willy
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
 
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Noah Richardson
Sat. 8 p.m. Eddie Tamanini
 
The Tavern at Penns Park
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 7 p.m. John B Austin Band
Sun. 3 p.m. Neil Diamond Tribute w/ "Cracklin' Diamond"
Wed. 7 p.m. 1st Wednesday Open Mic  
 
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 7 p.m. The Nerds 
Sat. 8 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band. Doors open at 7 p.m.
 
Third State Brewing  
352 High Street Burlington  
(609) 387-1620 
Sun. 1 p.m. "Original Sin" Open Mic
  
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m.  Dakota Leigh
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk
All Shows 21+ 
 
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) 
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.)
 
Trinity Church 
33 Mercer Street Princeton
(609) 924-2277
Sat. 6 p.m. De Profundis w/ The Princeton Singers
 
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300
Sat. 9 a.m. 5th Annual Zebra 5K Walk/Run
  
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Tony Miceli Trio
  
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly 
(609) 975-9270  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
  
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
 
Witherspoon Grill
57 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-6011
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Keith Franklin Jazz
 
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Justin Love
Sun. 1 p.m. Spoondrift
 
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