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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/7/24


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 03/07/2024

Rock On! This Week

Photo Credit: Jay Gilbert/Chris Schmitt

"I should set my clock by you," laughed Leland Sklar as he was just finishing up his last dates on tour with Lyle Lovett. "Then I'm Heading home, then heading to the NAMM Show and then getting ready for the Grammy show; my dance card is pretty full right now; I'm turning 77 and I never thought I'd be this busy at this time in my life. You always kind of assume in a '"Flavor of the month" business that you're gonna be out in the pasture before too long and knock on wood, I think about it all of the time and I always kind of think that a moving target is kind of harder to hit so; keep moving."  

As one may or may not know, Sklar began his journey; a journey which would see him perform, tour and record with and for James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Phil Collins, Toto, Jackson Browne and the aforementioned Lovett. He, along with his fellow studio mates Danny Kortchmar and Russ Kunkel became known as "The Section;" dubbed as such by Taylor as they were his rhythm section at the time. 

Music has its ups and downs but Sklar always seems to have been on the upside and for very good reason; his talent, demeanor and likability create a calm and an ease the minute he says hello and that translates into people wanting to be in his company, which in the music business takes you places because as we know in life it's not what you know but who you know; fortunately Sklar knows both.



 
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Along with Leland, Kunkel and Kortchmar there were guitar greats Waddy Wachtel and Steve Postell in the mix and when you combine all of their skill and expertise you come up with a group of players who have performed on countless recordings, stages and tours with more artists than it's possible to name in such a small space and a group that have become; like "Family."

In 2018 they decided to unite and create "The Immediate Family" and they began with a tour of Japan and performances here in the United States. This led to releasing their self-titled debut album in 2021 and their current  release, "Skin In The Game" which was released on February 16 on Quarto Valley Records.

Just prior to The Grammy Awards, Sklar took the time to chat about The Immediate Family and his busy schedule. 

"We are getting ready;" he began with a chuckle. "I have a day off after the Grammy Awards and then I start rehearsing with The Immediate Family and we've got gigs on the West Coast and then we head to Florida and then a Rock Legends cruise down in the Bahamas and I'm really excited about that and then I've got one day off and then Lyle Lovett is doing another cruise and I'll be jumping right on that so, I'll be on a boat for a couple of weeks but The Immediate Family is really excited about getting right back out and playing again." 

"Getting ready?" Seems like an odd phrase for a group of guys who have always been "Ready" when called upon but before they set out in support of the new album; they are "Getting ready" to welcome a new member into the family. 

"Everybody will be there except Waddy," he said with a brief touch of melancholy in his tone. "The problem is, he's Stevie Nicks's music director and he's been out with her all last year and we were supposed to have this time open and then she decided to add more shows and it's a drag but this has been his gig for the last 50 years with her and so he is not going to be able to do it. Elliot Easton from The Cars is gonna come out with us. So, we'll get to do some Cars songs with him and we'll do some Steve Postell songs and Danny Kortchmar songs; it'll be fun. It will be a slightly different vibe but it'll still be great and we're all really excited we've all known Elliot for a long time and he's a dear friend who has come to a lot of gigs; he's really excited about the chance and he's a great guitar player; it's an exciting time for us". 

Looking back at a stellar career as one of the most sought after bassists of all-time is always rewarding for him but the new album along with the recent documentary release and the opportunities to see and hear the impact he's made on others is something he thoroughly enjoys. 



 
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"We were hoping that maybe the Grammys would nominate us for the "Best New Artist" but it's one of these things where it's an interesting situation to be in; especially because the documentary film has added a whole other dimension to things," he said with the laugh of a man who is enjoying his good fortune. "Over the years you talk about legacies and those kinds of things and I had never really given a thought to it. I always kind of felt that if in 20 years if somebody was listening to "Doctor My Eyes" or "Spectrum," or any of the things that I've worked on and they enjoy it, then that to me is the legacy. I don't even care if they know who played bass on the stuff as long as it brings them pleasure but now with the documentary, it's kind of put a different layer on this onion of our careers. It's real interesting and I'm having fun sort of embracing it all and it has been really fun going to all of the film festivals with whoever in the band that can make it and I go with Denny Tedesco and to just do the Q & As and have people express what all of this music has meant to them throughout their lives. It's a real pleasurable experience to know the impact that all of that stuff had and then for us to be able to come up on another level and have people actually recognize; oh wow, you're the guys who did it; it was a great job and a job that I feel fortunate and blessed to have done my whole life. Still, it's a gig, you don't have any ideas or expectations as to what's gonna happen to any of the stuff after you've recorded it. Then it is up to how it's handled and how people respond to it and you don't have that perspective when you're actually making it. So, one of the most common threads is when people come up to you and say, "You were the soundtrack of my life" and I tell them, "It's the soundtrack of my life too" and I can set myself aside as a participant of those songs and sit and enjoy those songs because they were an intrical part of my life too and so many of them represent different moments in my life too just like they do; it's marriages, divorce, deaths, births and music is so remarkable in that respect. It really does become a benchmark of emotions and we feel the same way regardless if we are creating it or whatever; we are living it at that moment and it does have a significance to us too and it's great to share that with people." 

"When we saw the first cut of the movie; it hasn't changed dramatically since the first cut but it has changed and when we saw the first cut; we were all sort of blown away by the interviews because we didn't know anything about those because all we really are is content. Denny and his team took all of this stuff and created the movie out of it; they went out and got all of the artists and so when you're watching and listening to Linda and Carole King, James Taylor and Jackson  and Phil Collins and all of the people that are involved in it; it's a really kind of warm and fuzzy feeling where you kind of go, wow, this is really cool; it's such a beautiful community. I think the thing that the movie really emphasizes is that it was beyond just doing a recording session and leaving. The relationships with all of the artists that we worked with over the decades transcended just a gig; it's friendships and touring with them, living on buses together; it's a far deeper connection than like The Wrecking Crew musicians had back in the '60s where you do the recording and never leave the studio and their commitment, as deep and fantastic as it was, was strictly do the session and move on to the next session. Whereas for us, it all lined up from creating the albums and then going on the road and performing them and it has been a remarkable journey. So, the movie kind of made us look at it, I never reflect on the past because for me, everything is about today and tomorrow and so to have something that looks back on our careers and relationships is a pretty emotional experience every time I see it."

Prior to the album's release, the band dropped two singles, "Whole Lotta Rock And Roll" and the title track, "Skin In The Game." 

"Skin In The Game" is being worked on because it's the closing song in the documentary and the title song of the album and we released a video and the thing I love about this is the variety of material is so extensive on the album. "Whole Lotta Rock And Roll" is really Waddy. As gifted and diverse as his career is, when it comes down to it, he's a rock 'n' roll guy. So, when he brought that song in we all went, yes! This is great!"

To discover more about The Immediate Family, the documentary and their new album please visit https://www.immediatefamilyband.com/ and to connect with Leland Sklar, please go to  https://lelandsklarsbeard.com/ 

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.) Jessica DiDonato (8 p.m.) Trivia Night Hosted by Joe of 94.5 WPST "Chris & the Crew
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch  (5 p.m.) John Brennan
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch
Mon. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso
Tues. 7 p.m. Jessica DiDonato
Wed. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit Duo 
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 3 p.m. Lenten Fish Fry
Sat. 3 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. Nick Mich  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. ACP DIY Studio: Polymer Clay Earrings
Sun. 3 p.m. ART OF: Chocolate Making for Families
Wed. 7 p.m. Jersey Art Meetup
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. SoulShine
Sat. 7 p.m. John Rodden
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  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Fermenters
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Maci Miller Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Mutoid Man, Tower. $25 (advance), doors open at 7 p.m., ages 18+
Sat. 6:30 p.m. "Nirvani" a Nirvana Tribute Experience. $10.87, $16.30, $19.56.
  
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Poetry Night 
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton 
(408) 335-4400 
Sun. 8 a.m. Coffee Outside! Trenton
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul
Club Atlantis
1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 944-1777 
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco 
All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to Impress 
Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing 
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Thurs. 6 p.m. Magician and Mentalist Matthew Swanson
Fri. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot
Sat. 8 p.m. Max Rogers 
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour  (7 p.m.) Lynyrd Skynyd Tribute w/ "Street Survivors"
Sat. 7 p.m. No Way Out 
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Tarot Card Reading & Wine Tasting
Sat. 2 p.m. Jim Nelsen
Sun. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
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 
Wed. 7 p.m. Loose Bandits
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. Bloom & Decay
Fri. 7 p.m. Wineskin / One Lane Bridge. $10 (advance)
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Fill & Flourish Refill Service for Household Goods (1 p.m.) Craft & a Cocktail: Ceramic Plant Marker Workshop. $50 (8 p.m.) Native Maze. $10 (advance)
Sun. (10:30 a.m.) Meridi-Yin Yoga to the Sounds of The Grateful Dead. $18 (1 p.m.) Compost & Your Garden: Turning Your Scraps Into Soil w/ Heather Guidice of Kona Composting (4 p.m.) Drum Circle ($10 suggested donation or whatever you can give
Wed. 7 p.m.  DBums Hootenanny: An Open Mic of Music, Comedy & Spoken Word Hosted by Michael Henry Robert
Dockside Bensalem 
3330 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 520-7184
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch / "Harry Potter" Quizzo 
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Zone
Sat. (2 p.m.) Plush (8:30 p.m.) Radio Revolution 
Sun. 3 p.m. JDuo
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 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ DJ Jackson
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
Fri. 9 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd.
Sat. 9 p.m. Masterpiece
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Founding Father's Sports Bar & Grill 
2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 923-1100
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe Castro
Friendly's 
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.) 
German American Society 
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton 
(609) 585-5200
Sun. 12 p.m. Schnitzel Supper
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions 
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) EMO Night
Sat. 12 p.m. Music Bingo Brunch Hosted by Best Choice productions
Sun. 4 p.m. Cara Cartney
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions 
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA 
(215) 504-7277 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Shot of Southern
Fri. "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. (9 p.m.) Blitz 
Sat.  "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. (9 p.m.) LeCompt
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge
Hamilatte Cafe
1971 Route 33 Hamilton
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Saturdays Hosted by Sheli Monacchio feat. Nick Clemons w/ John Ezzo
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
Tues. 6 p.m. Paint n Sip w/ Spotted Frog: "Tulip Vases" $60 (Includes all supplies, dinner buffet, one cocktail)
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Sat. 9 a.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale
Wed. 7 p.m. The Sounds of Ireland w/ Charlie Zahm
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.) Pink Floyd USA Experience. $25 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Jumper (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 4 p.m. Triple Rail Turn
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Steve
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-0471
Sat. 6 p.m. Hopewell Hayride (Old Time Country & Bluegrass) feat. Al Kessel & Never Too Late Band, Big Valley Bluegrass Band, Bob Belloff, Meg Russell.  $15 (Suggested donation adults includes food)
Hopewell Valley Golf Club
114 Pennington-Hopewell Road Hopewell
(609) 737-1199
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Progressive Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Darla & Rich
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. The Dadz
Sun. 2:30 p.m. Melissa Ann
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.) Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Empty Belly Blues
Sat. 8 p.m. Jeds Gold
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Bill Shannon
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. Jack Magene
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Bud & Gerard Belviso
Sun. 2 p.m. AudioPilot
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly 
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Tom Chiola
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 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Northern Liberties, Chiseled Lilies, OK Buddy, Gip On The World, Scorpion Tea. $5, ages 21+
Sun. (3 p.m.) River Lane (9 p.m.) Fair Panic, Shadow of the Mountain. $5 
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto feat. (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) 
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ken Dubman Duo
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) AudioPilot (9 p.m.) DJ Dom
Sat. 10 a.m. Parade Day feat. (11 a.m.) Lou Mutter (1 p.m.) Irish Dancers (1:30 p.m.) Ken Dubman Duo (3 p.m.) Skyline (5:30 p.m. Wayne Bilotti (7 p.m.) Electric Stingray (10 p.m.) DJ BayNice 
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Funday" Brunch feat. (11 a.m.) Bob Banka
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush and Friends 
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing
Fri. 12 p.m. Irish Senior Celebration 
Sat.  Irish Celebration feat. (11:30 a.m.) The Bog Boys (4 p.m.) Six Mile Cross
Sun.  Irish Celebration feat. (2 p.m.) Ballyhaunis  
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. Ed Mcaughlin Duo
Fri. 7 p.m. Blue Americana
Sat. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Wed. 5 p.m. Michael Colarossi
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  
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 8 p.m. "Far Beyond Giving" Benefitting Feast of Justice & Local 960 feat. Tribal Sun (The Godsmack Experience), Unscarred 101 Proof (Pantera Tribute), We Are Disturbed w/ "Stricken," The Ultimate Stone Temple Pilots Tribute w/ "Wicked Garden," Evil Devine. $5 or non-perishable food item, doors open at 7 p.m.) 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Fun Home"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Fun Home"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Fun Home"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. Faraway Guys
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
Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market 
Wed. 8 a.m. Flea Market
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Rachel & Ty
Sat. 6 p.m. JDuo
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. 9 p.m. Bigg Romeo
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 feat. Music by The Successful Failures (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Sat. "Parade Day" feat. (3 p.m.) Radio Fiction (9:30 p.m.) Deep Release
Ages 21+   
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Old Hights Brewing 
123 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 469-5976
Fri. (5 p.m.) Trenton Irish Heritage Association Scholrship Night (6 p.m.) Some Assembly Required   
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. The Suyat Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. Sami Eldebs
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction 
Pasquale's Sports Bar 
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Princeton Country Club
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour  
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 8 p.m. Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents: "Time for Three"
Sun. 4 p.m. Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents: "Time for Three"
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. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Fri. 7 p.m. Andy Prescott
Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Neil Podgurski Duo
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Salon 33 
794 Alexander Road Princeton 
Fri. 7 p.m. Classical Violin and Piano Recital
Sat. 7 p.m. Blue Jersey Band
Sun. 7 p.m. The Irish in America w/ Helen O'Shea and Friends 
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" feat.  Acoustic Bandwagon
Sat. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" feat. Joe Rebl Band
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
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. Rich Seiner
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. Long Hard Ride
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. Casey Welborn
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke nw/ Big daddy G
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Zach Trucksess
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Rotary Dials
Sat. 9 p.m. Thomas Johnston
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
 
Temperance House
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050
Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich 
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Neville Esquire
Tues. 7 p.m. Beginner Line Dance Lessons w/ Jeremy Line Dance. $40/4 Weeks 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney 
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Brian Bortnick
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Bud Belviso
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 / Dueling Pianos. $68 (Includes dinner buffet, show, cash bar) 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch/Royals & Rebels (3 p.m.) Royals & Rebels (9 p.m.) Soul Cruisers
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. Blackwells Mill
Mon. 6:30 p.m. Trivia
The Cranbury Inn
21 South Main Street Cranbury 
(609) 655-5595
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis 
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Sat. / Sun. 9 a.m. USA Wrestling/NJ State Tournament
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Na Bodach
Sat. 7 p.m. JB Rocks
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session"
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam 
Fri. 9 p.m. Supertrain
Sat. 9 p.m. Bambu Weasels
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Fri. 7 p.m. Oak, Ash & Thorn 10 Year Anniversary 
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Soto
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Talking In Cursive
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 and Guinnes Tasting
Fri. 8 p.m. Dragsville
Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough
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. "Queen Flash" The Real Tribute to Queen. (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
Fri. 8 p.m. Alex Shillo's Tribute to Bruce Springsteen. $40.10 
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Flying Circus" Led Zeppelin Tribute. $40.10
Sun. 3 p.m. "A Wild Ride on the River of Time: Stories of the Past, Present & Future." $24.39
Tues. 3 p.m./7:30 p.m. "The Zone of Interest" $12
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. John Loree and Eric of Tantric
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 Pines Tavern 
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA 
(215) 788-1659 
Sun. 2 p.m. Soul Custody Trio
The Roost
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo 
Fri. 8 p.m. El Ka Bong
Sat. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Devine Trivia
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala 
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Sound Wave
Sat. 8 p.m. Love Junk
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Fri. 8 p.m. Doos tribute w/ "Crystal Ship." Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Island Vibez Caribbean Night: AfroBeats Meets Reggaeton feat. DJ Steady Vibes Deno and Side Host Cheryl aka "Shorti." $10/$20 (advance only), Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sun. 3 p.m. Ska, Ska, Ska! Canned Food Drive feat. First Jason feat. Ari Lehman, Millington, Backyard Superheroes, Titleholder, The Manipulators, Bright Burning. $15  
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
All Shows 21+
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
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Fri. 8 p.m. Diane & PK
Sat. 8 p.m. Two Johns
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Tom Trovas Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz and her Latin Ensemble
Mon. 7 p.m. Chaturanga & Cheers w/ Renee Mahoney
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Wildflowers Too
255 Route 156 Yardville
(609) 585-5483
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker Night 
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Justin Love
Sat. 1 p.m. Jersey Surecats
Sun. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt 
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 a.m./7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-846 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Joscho Stephan


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