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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/9/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 03/09/2023

Rock On! This Week

“Busy,” says guitar master and virtuoso Joe Satriani as he prepares for two local in-store appearances at Wentworth Galleries“Yeah, time flies by right now and that always happens when you're really busy.”   

We all know Satriani for is searing, complex and melodic guitar abilities but more recently he has begun to present his other creative passion; his artwork. Over the last several years, Joe has been working with Wentworth Galleries and art galleries all across the U.S. to display his art but this time, there is an additional twist; Joe has incorporated a live performance as well. 

Over the years, Satriani's paintings have been borderline abstract or as this space likes to say, "Abstract Realism" and prominent in many of his creations is his depiction of alien life forms but this time; he has changed things up and is now putting his art on finely crafted guitars. 

“I guess, oh boy, in the last six months, I did a really huge variety of things," he began, as he discussed the change in direction. "I kept refining the alien look and then the alien writing, I did more collaborations and really expanded with the guitars. I started painting electric and acoustic guitars on canvases and of course, then I had to paint on actual guitars. I now have got four new ones ready for this week and I'm waiting to receive another four from my clear coat guy up in Washington; it's a long process. These days you wait a long time to receive the guitars and then I’ve got to take them apart, sand them and then paint them and then I send them out to get clear coated and then they come back. The series I've been doing over the last six months have been playable guitars, which is a real change. So, I can't go too crazy with gallons of paint on these things. I have to keep the paint to kind of a minimum so that my hands can still operate the guitar for live performances and that's been an interesting challenge; switching the neck to a Maple neck and coming up with some new ways of being artistic with it without making the fingers get all caught up in the paint. So, that's been great and I was able to bring in some more of my faces to these guitars where before they were very sci-fi looking, now they're more portraiture and stuff like that. I started that way but I guess people think that they're sci-fi faces or cartoons or something you'd find in the odd graphic novel. I was kind of inspired by Moghal and his way of doing these beautiful portraits of people but when you look at the proportions; they're all out of whack. I just thought that was really beautiful; whereas Picasso kind of brought out an edge, a dark or an ugly edge when he went distorted, Moghal went the other way. He somehow gave these people strange, elongated necks and funny looking eyes and really rough features in his painting approaches but somehow the end result was beautiful and spiritual. So, that's what I was working on and this goes back maybe three years before my introduction to Wentworth Gallery and I did a shift, so it's been nice to be able to bring back some of the stuff that I see hanging in the walls of my house and work them into the guitars and that's what I like.”  



 
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In a previous interview, Satriani elaborated upon his use of aliens in his work and how at some point in our lives, "We are all aliens" because we are put into foreign situations such as moving to a new school, starting a new job or being the "New guy" in a band and until we are accepted; we are the aliens in these little micro-cosmos. So, when asked if that thought process still infiltrates his work now that he's customizing guitars and expanding his works; he couldn't help but chuckle.

“That's really funny,” he laughed, “I get that all the time. When I started out playing guitar, I remember my friend saying, “Oh, that's really great, you can play just like that guy and it sounds just like that song but it does sound a little weird when you play it; it sounds a little weird; you know?” So, I guess I always had a different way of re-interpreting Rock and Blues in my own way and when I started to draw, people started to give me that same kind of comment. They wondered why my subjects all look so strange but to me, I really felt that I was concentrating on inner feelings and thoughts and not so much on the superficial lines that we see; you know? Like, it's sort of like when you're walking down the street and you see a stranger; you look at their face for a second and what do you see? You see the outlines of the human face and you might register something that interests you; the hair, its size, you know, the basic shape or something like that but it's all superficial, it's all just stuff you see for a second and it doesn't really matter. What really matters to us is how people feel and what they're thinking, that's what all our relationships are based on, what's coming from the inside of the person, and we learn to accept the outside as it changes over time. So, I found this to be the main part of my subject matter when I was painting. I thought well, I grew up around artists and they were really great at representing reality and painting the superficial and I wanted to go deeper. I wanted to paint what was on the inside; I know that sounds crazy but that was my excuse. Every time I paint something, I'd say, yeah but that's how this person feels or if I'm doing a self-portrait of me, you know, at the end of the night on tour; of course, the hands look a little weird because my hands are tired; you know? My shoulders are up a little bit because I've been hunching over the guitar for three hours or maybe I don't draw any ears on it because I've just been blasting my ears with music for three hours. So, these are the things that I would put into the portrait but yeah, it gets kind of weird when I try to explain it to people, they still look at me like; yeah.” 

“There is a difference between the graphic artist and the artist that is taking advantage of what you said, “Creative license,” he continued, "Than them trying to represent something we hadn't thought of before or something we're feeling but we haven't really admitted that part but of course, when I'm putting together an album package, I need to lean on people who are really great at graphic arts because that's what you need. You need someone with that really great eye for straight lines, interesting colors and the sensitivity to know what's going to look good when it's a teeny little icon on the phone or blown up at Times Square.That's a whole different kind of artist, sometimes they blend together but what I like to do is, as I said before, I'm bringing stuff that's on the inside out to the front and I'm getting rid of anything, any convention of physical form if it doesn't serve the purpose of the field.” 

Rock On! This Week

Saturday March 11, Joe will bring his works of art to the Wentworth Gallery at 6 p.m. at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ located at 1000 Boardwalk and on Sunday March 12 at 1 p.m. he will be exhibiting at the Wentworth Gallery at King of Prussia Mall located at 690 West DeKalb Pike #2084 in King of Prussia, PA. In the past, Joe would only be present at the gallery; why the decision to incorporate a performance? 

“We did one of these before at the Monsters On The Mountain Festival in Tennessee and I thought it was really a lot of fun," he said enthusiastically. "My natural environment is to play music for people and to have the guitar on; it's a bit nerve wracking to walk around an art gallery for me without my guitar and just talk to people (laughs). So, I jumped at the chance to play and of course I got to play guitars that I had illustrated and put my art all over and that's always a lot of fun. I get inspiration from the strange looking guitars. So, Christian and I thought well, we should just make it as fun as possible; maybe we can do this some more. So, I got busy; first of all, ordering the guitars, which is quite difficult because we still have supply chain issues with getting really good instruments delivered on time, that is still an issue and then just making these guitars and getting my team involved and making them completely professional, playable things takes a lot of time but what better way to show it off then to get on stage and play them for the people who show up to the event and then hopefully do a little jam if the person who buys the guitar can play a guitar; they'll come up on stage and we'll play a little jam together and that makes it a lot of fun.”  

Buy some art, jam with Joe Satriani; sounds like a win-win all around, especially since he is very interested in communicating, not only with his music and art but on a cerebral level with his relationships and possibly even the universe as well. 



 
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“I'm calling from my studio right now and I'm working on about 10 or 12 pieces and some of them are combinations of alien heads and a lot of my alien writing surrounding a moon rise or an earth rise and I am running with that same theme that sometimes we either feel that way maybe on an hour to hour basis or as you pointed out sometimes it's a big shift in your life when you move into a new town, a new job or something like that and you feel like the one on the outside speaking a different language. I think part of what makes the human race so interesting is the whole communication aspect, not only do we thrive by communicating with each other but we also struggle with it and even though it seems impossible, we're trying to do it with the outside universe that we have so little understanding of but we're still sending messages out. I mean, there's “Johnny B. Goode” on a disc floating in space right now; it's just crazy when you think about it (laughs). So, when you go to sit down and try to represent it with art, you realize oh, I can't even get as crazy as reality because there is nothing crazier than the thought of Chuck Berry's music being sent into outer space as a form of communication. I was just talking to somebody about this yesterday, about how bizarre life might be if there is some other kind of life form out there when you just look at the variety of life on the planet Earth and how we can't even get close to understanding each other's reality; it's so completely mind-blowingly daunting to think that we'd be able to communicate with something that's a million light years away. I mean, just a stone’s throw from where any of us live; there's probably 1000 life forms right here on planet Earth that we can't communicate with and that are completely mysterious to us. I mean, we can't communicate with whales or jellyfish or bacteria; we can hardly control our dogs to do the right thing day-to-day (laughs). So, just the thought that we suddenly see a visitor from light years away and you know, we make some hand signals and say, “We come in peace” and it would be understood; it's fantastical, it's unrealistic but it's worth ripping on you know?” 

"Ripping" is exactly what Satriani plans to do in the future; the very near future.

“In one month, I'm actually starting the European Tour that I had to cancel three times. I'm so excited just thinking that I'm gonna be able to go on stage and finally get back to Europe. I’ve practically grown up there, I spent half my life on tour there. So, yeah, I'm very excited that that's what we're doing and then somewhere along the way I've got to start writing and planning for a new album; it's about that time in my cycle of things. I've been writing music and I'm not quite sure where I'm going with it yet but usually when I get out on tour it starts to make sense.”  

To find out more about Satriani and the Wentworth Gallery events, please visit   http://www.satriani.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


Allentown Presbyterian Church
20 High Street Allentown
(609) 259-7289
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Jazz & Gospel Night feat. Enoch, The Howard University Gospel Choir, Milton Suggs. (FREE event, donations accepted)   
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Thurs. (5 p.m.) Bill Thomas (8 p.m.) Trivia Night Hosted by Joe from "Chris & the Crew" 
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Mark Sacco (5 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Jerry Monk  (7:30 p.m.) DJ Justin Macellaro
Mon. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. Skyline
Ancient Order of Hibernians
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Kevin McGowan
Sat. 12 p.m. "St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party" feat. Irish Step Dancers (4 p.m.) Bogside 
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
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) ART of Distilling (6:30 p.m.) Local Flavor: An Artist's Pot Luck
Sat. (10 a.m.) Story Time w/ Jeff (10:30 a.m.) Pi Day 
Sun. 4 p.m. ART of Iftar
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. AudioPilot
Sat. 7 p.m. Tony Alosi
Sun. (2 p.m.) Bill Thomas (7 p.m.) The BIGGEST Little Comedy Show Hosted by Adam Nutter & Neil Wood feat. Alejandro Morales, Alex Perlman, Shanell Renee. $15, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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+
Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Sat. 3 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party w/ The Jenks, Chet & Ari 
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Debra & Patrick
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Mark Smith Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Imagine Lennon
Sat. 7 p.m. Rage Against The Machine Tribue w/ "Know Your Enemy" and Green Day Tribute w/ "Nimrod" 
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch  
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia    
Cadwalader Park
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Fri. 7 p.m. "From Ellarslie with Love" w/ The Tom Chiola Quartet w/ Jessica Briggs   
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Dan Kostelnik. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Nick Smeriglio. $23.69, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Nick Smeriglio, Elyse DeLucci, Tara Cannistraci . $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. Jay Oliver Duo
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. Eric Daab Jazz Trio 
COARadio.com 
125 South Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 241-7103 (All shows available on www.thepenguinrocks.com)
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. GiGi w/ Teddy  
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500
Fri. 7 p.m. "Adult Night Out: Wine or Stein"  
Continental Tavern 
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191 
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe & Krista  
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit 
Fri. 8 p.m. Soul Cruisers 
Sat. 8 p.m. Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Pure Petty"
Sun. 10:30 a.m. Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov
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 
Cream Ridge Winery 
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Sat. 10 a.m. Wine & Cheese Pairing. $40 ($70 per couple)  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 6 p.m. Ladies Night Out
Sat. 2 p.m. Wine Tasting Event. $40, ages 21+ / Music by Joe Grillo
Sun. 12 p.m. Julia Melito 
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)
Sat. 5 p.m.  "Second Saturday" feat. SiriOm Singh and the Soul Warriors 
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 feat. Kate & Bob
Sat. 3 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party feat. 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. 3 p.m. Wounded Souls
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8 p.m. Leading Zero
Sat. 8 p.m. WURL  
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Big Country & The Finger Pickin' Good Band  
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 8 p.m. Joanna Caruso
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. 6 p.m. "Smoke & Oak + Wine Tasting" $65 (Includes Hors D'oeuvres, Irish and Japanese Whiskey / Wine tastings and a Rolled cigar) $50 (Includes tastings of your choice, Hors D'oeuvres)  
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. 9 p.m. Rougarou  
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" (9 p.m.) Surprise Surprise
Sat. 2:30 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party feat. The Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers (7 p.m.) Dave Beck
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. "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. The Malarkey Brothers
Fri. 9 p.m. "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. The Shantys
Sat. 9 p.m.  "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. The Zone
Sun. 4 p.m.  "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. The Juliano Brothers
Wed. 6 p.m. "Newtown Irish Festival" feat. The Malarkey Brothers  
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge
Hamilton 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   
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.) Santana Tribute w/ "Soul Sacrifice" $30 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) 52 Pickup (11:59 p.m.)  DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 6 p.m. Earth Wind & Fire Tribute w/ "Review Band" $25, doors open at 4 p.m.
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) "Gestation" Exhibition / Music by On The Fly
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Just Us
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Mark Feingold Group
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.) Sara & the Sound
Sat. 9 p.m. The Bridge
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Daniel Chapman
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. Oliver Dagum
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Ed Wilson 
Sat. 2 p.m. Loose Bandits
Sun. 2 p.m. Bud & Gerard
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Linda
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. "NXNH Vlll" Guy Heller's Birthday Bash feat. Bill & Fred's Excellent Adventure, SICMaN OF Virginia
Fri. 8 p.m. "NXNH Vlll" feat. Saloko, Trip Villain, Trio Of Madness, Room For Mojo, Kevin Rovener Band.
Sat. 8 p.m. "NXNH Vlll" feat. Brent Bowman, PLIB, Sound of Urchin, Keith Kenny, St. James & The Apostles. $10
Sun. 8 p.m. "NXNH Vlll" feat. Bill Hangley, The 9-9ers (Feat. Graham Ford), Bill & Fred & Tomato & Friends Excellent Jam Adventure
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. Mark Sacco
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Dan
Sat. 11 a.m. "St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party" feat. (3 p.m.) The Successful Failures / Bantry Boys (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch (12 p.m.) Ty Mares
Wed. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night" 
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Stranger Things   
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dueling Pianos. (SOLD OUT please check for availability) Ages 21+
Fri. 7 p.m. '80s Dance Party. (SOLD OUT please check for availability) Ages 21+
Sat. "Irish Celebration" feat. (11:30 a.m.) The Bog Boys (2 p.m.) The Devrin Academy of Irish Dance (4 p.m.) Six Mile Cross
Sun. 11:30 a.m. "Irish Celebration" feat. (2 p.m.) The Successful Failures
Wed. 6 p.m. Singles Mixer feat. Music by Anker. $6 (Includes one free glass of Sangria) Ages 21+
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night feat. Molok  
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000  
Fri. 6 p.m. Bruce Fredericks  
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 8 p.m. Darlin' and The Dogs  
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 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 9 p.m. Midnight Sun
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
  
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Rubbish, FREEZEHEADS, Dab Nebula, Bronco ll. $5, doors open at 9 p.m., ages 21+
Sat. 10 p.m. Assemble, Lamplighters, Doug Ruckle, Wormotooth, TBA. $10, doors open at 9 p.m.
Mill Hill Playhouse (Passage Theater)
205 East Front Street Trenton
(609) 392-0766
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Clean Slate: A World Premier Musical"
Sat. 3 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. "Clean Slate: A World Premier Musical"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Clean Slate: A World Premier Musical"  
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. Chris Zelenka
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
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project
Sat. 7 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 12 p.m. Conservatory at Nassau: "Music for Oboe, Horn and Piano" feat. Melisa Bohl, Craig Levesque, Phyllis Lehrer. (FREE event)
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Video Game Night
Fri. 7 p.m. FREE Movie Night feat. "Leprechaun
Sat. 7 p.m. Rachel & Tyler
New Egypt Elks Lodge #2457 
105 Lakewood Road New Egypt  
(609) 758-8700  
Sun. 10 a.m. New Egypt Comic Book & Toy Show  
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Sun. 8 a.m. St. Patrick's Day at the Market
Wed. 8 a.m.  St. Patrick's Day at the Market
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Bucks Fever" Talent Show
Fri. 5 p.m. Roger & John 
Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz
Newtown Athletic Club
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA
(215) 968-0600
Sat. 5 p.m. Kids Night Out: St. Patrick's Party  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. Terry and Jordan
Sat. 6 p.m. John Rodden  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri.  9 p.m. Old School
Sat. 9 p.m. Let's Ride
Sun. 4 p.m. The Naturals
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis. 
Sat. Hamilton St. Patrick's Day Parade Day feat. (11 a.m.) Successful Failures (3 p.m.) Radio Fiction (9:30 p.m.) Deep Release
Tues. 7 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Night Hosted by Frank Clayton feat. Connor Brady, Joe Zook & Paul Plumeri, Crossey, Justin Love, Karly Coleman, Lindsay Jordan, Frank & Mario w/ Special Guest Kristen Mount, Jerry Monk, Scott Mount, Kevin and Michael Toft. 
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
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Anker  
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. Monk & Monk
Sat. 9 p.m. Slugge O'Toole
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday 
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)  
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. Diane & Joe
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. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Live DJ 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton
Sun. 4 p.m. Second Sunday Poetry  
Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Soundtracks Talk"  
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Ode to the Fallen Trees" by Alfonso Fuentes Colon w/ Oskar Espina Ruiz
Sat. 8 p.m. "Seven Decisons of Ghandi"  
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 295-8236
Thurs. 6 p.m. Boot "Irish Smoke" $35 (Includes 3 cigars, appetizers, drink specials) 
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia  
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 Cartney
Fri. (7 p.m.) Patrick & Debra (9 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Scott Gurney (7 p.m.) Liz DuFour 
Sun. (11:30 a.m.)  Brunch w/ Neil Podgurski Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Alex Otey
Tues. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. (TBA)    
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
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. Andrea Carlson & The Love Police
Sun. 7 p.m. 8 Strings and a Whistle
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. Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Winter UnWINEd Concert feat. Sean Fleming
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Winter UnWINEd Concert feat. (12 p.m.) Righteous Jolly & The Jolly Tinkers (6 p.m.) Shades of Green
Sun. 1 p.m. Winter UnWINEd Concert feat. Celtic Pride
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 9 p.m. Never Enough
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. Love? Said The Commander  
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. First Time Around
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. Flip N Mickey Duo    
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Sat. 2 p.m. In-store Poker Run  
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Tonka
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Jumper
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. John & John 
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. Chris from Rave On
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Black Rose
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
  
TCNJ College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road Ewing 
(609) 771-2467
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. TCNJ Concert Bands and Wind Ensemble Present: "Transformations" (Takes place at Kendall Hall)
Sun. 4 p.m. "54 Miles to Broadway" (Takes place at Kendall Hall)   
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. Jerry Steele 
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays   
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night
Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White
Sun. 1 p.m. Veronica Kole 
  
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 Open Irish Slow Jam   
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk / "Comedy On the Crick." $55 (Includes Dinner, desserts and show), dinner is at 7 p.m.
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (6:30 p.m.) Murder Mystery Dinner "Death & Doowop." $68 (Includes show, buffet dinner, cash bar) (9 p.m.) Bigg Romeo
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. Polish Nannies
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton   
(609) 656-3200   
Sat. 9 a.m. USA Wrestling
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. The Groove Dudes or The Fredz
Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Connolly & Murphy (8 p.m.) SpareParts
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 
Fri. 8 p.m. The Successful Failures
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 Iron Mike
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Darius the 1st
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke  
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Luke Disangro
Sat. 8 p.m. The Promised Land Revival
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Comedy and Music
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. The Shaykz
Sat. 8 p.m. No Way Out
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Unplugged
Sat. 8 p.m. Keep The Change
The Tavern at Penns Park
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 7 p.m. Off Center
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Donny Rocket. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m. Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Bent Mushroom. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sun. 7 p.m. Smash Palace / Jay Byham.   
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Hosted by 
All Shows 21+
  
Train Wreck Distillery  
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6300
Fri. 7:30 p.m. David Kelly
Sat. 7 p.m. Limani-Romano
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Fri. 6 p.m. "The Collab Vol. 1" Hosted by Buck Malvo and Brass Rabbit feat. works by Liz Amarel, Anthony Argenti, Kathleen Liao Hurley, Vee Katz, Phillip McConnell, Delgira Samtonova, C.a. Shofed, Ras, David Timothy. 
Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA) 
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Tues. 7 p.m. Sour Station  
Triple Sun Spirits 
126 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-3057  
Sat. 8 p.m. Two For Flinching  
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) Tony Alosi
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Russell Norkevich
VANEFRANCODANCE
23 Hankins Road Hightstown
(609) 635-3572
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Beginner Bachata (8 p.m.) Beginner Salsa. $18 
Fri. (7 p.m.) Advanced Bachata (8 p.m.) Advanced Salsa. $18   
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Matt Richards & Tony Hughes Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Tom Trovas Duo
Vault Smoke House
19 West College Avenue Yardley, PA
(267) 907-8550
Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine  
West Windsor Arts Center/Nassau Park Pavilion 
952 Alexander Road Princeton  
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Gr8 Works" Fundraising Art Show (All art is for sale for $88)  
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739 
Fri. 8 p.m. SoulShine
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. Jersey Sure Cats
Sun. 1 p.m. Chris Giakas
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"


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