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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/11/24


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 04/11/2024

Rock On! This Week

"Yes, I've played there many times. My favorite part? That's a loaded question," laughed Popa Chubby as he discussed his upcoming April 19 gig at The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton, NJ, his thoughts on today's blues, the process of making music and much more. "It's the people. I get to play to a certain demographic of New Jersey fans that I don't get to play to very much; Lou filled a niche in that market."

With a style that has been called, "Tempestuous" and "Soulful," a style which he himself has described as, "The Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motorhead meets Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is every bit of that and as you will read; he's also incredibly direct. 

A New Yorker, Chubby doesn't hold back; his in your face style and hard work have served him well as he has navigated Blues music's tumultuous clubs and characters for 35 years; building a groundswell of followers and successes. 

This past summer, he headlined The Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival where he joined Eliza Neals on stage for a Hendrix tune and according to Chubby he never tires of playing the "Old stuff" or music from another hero of his which has opened his ears and eyes to more than just the guitar.



 
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"Yeah, that was a lot of fun; Eliza and I have worked together previously, she's a friend, I like what she does. I think she's an original character and I like what she's done. Right now, I'm getting into and I'm all about getting into Latin percussion and do you know what I really like? Each of the elements has its own part and each element plays its own part; ya know? There is a clave, it plays one part, the cowbell plays another part, the bongs play another part, congas play another part and timbales play another part and then it becomes a fucking symphony. I've always been a drummer and in all honesty, over the last few months I've been on a big Santana jag again. I've gone back to the first two Santana records and it has kind of rearranged my chromosomes; plus, I'm from New York man, the official sound of New York is Salsa. I lived on the Lower East Side and there was Salsa everywhere. There was Salsa and Merengue and all sorts of shit just poppin' and it makes the Puerto Rican girls dance and that's why it's good and anything that shakes the booty stops the men from fighting."

Espousing views that will never be confused with mainstream, Chubby (Born Ted Horowitz) doesn't hold back about his upcoming European tour, the different successes with audiences there vs here in the U.S., his thoughts on the politicization of music as well as the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis each year and the local events which lead up to it and the "Dangerous" nature of the blues.

"I'm just doing weekend shows until I go back out in May for three weeks to Europe," he began. "I think we have more success over there but it's apples and oranges. Everybody is cool and I'm lucky to have good fans globally that support me; it's fun playing The Lizzie Rose and it's fun playing The Olympia in Paris. It's not like that anymore, it used to be like that 30 years ago but now it's a global market, everybody has the internet, everybody knows what's out there so it is what it is. If you want success in this business you've got to put in the work, you've got to put in the time to build a following and it takes decades. The problem is, now there is just so much shit that is created; it doesn't happen organically anymore. In all honesty, they've got the IBCs; I'm not a fan of that, it's just controlling the market. All they are doing is picking who they want to have success, it has nothing to do with the public or what is really successful. Everything becomes fucking corporate, everything becomes controlled and people stop thinking about what they like and like what they are told to like. I think in all honesty and in my humble opinion; I'm against it. I don't think music should be a competitive sport; it's all political. C'mon man, every one of these fucking blues societies is putting up their act who is gonna win their thing so they go to Memphis and get their thing, it's all a bunch of bullshit man, I'm sorry. I just don't adhere to it. I don't adhere to that aspect of it. I think it's ridiculous. Fucking Muddy Waters never won a fucking IBC, Little Walter never won an IBC; he fucking shot people. Fucking Hubert Sumlin stood on fucking stage with Howlin' Wolf while a fucking jealous husband came in and threatened to kill him; now that's an IBC, that's a blues challenge. You want to go fucking stand in front of a panel of stupid white people in hats and show them how good your fucking pentatonic scale is? I've got no time for that and you can quote me on all of this. I think blues is dangerous because when I started playing and sometimes when I'd go in to get paid, they'd put a gun on the table and say, "Do you want the money or the gun?" I'd say, gimme the fucking money or use the gun! Because if you punked out once, then that promoter told every other fucking promoter in the business that you were a punk and they could get over on you and that's a fact and I'll name names if you want. There was another promoter who after you fucking played and went in to get paid, he'd pull out a deck of cards and go, "I'll cut you for what I owe you." Well, he did that with one guy and the guy lost and had a heart attack in his office, that's what made blues dangerous. You know what else made blues dangerous? Blues is played in juke joints. Juke joints were where people got off from working in the factories for 12 hours and they were open 24/7 and there was gambling, there was sex, there was drugs, there was whiskey and there was blues in these places and sometimes, people got burnt, they got killed and nobody cared because they were all black people. Nobody cared if all black people got killed; that's what made blues dangerous man. Listen to the words of the old songs, listen to the words of "I'm Ready," "I got an axe handle pistol on a graveyard train, shooting tombstone bullets on balls and chains. I'm drinking TNT, I'm smokin' dynamite, hope some schoolboy wanna start a fight," that's blues, that's dangerous, that's what I'm talkin' about. That's the element of the music, when I saw Buddy Guy for the first time; I was afraid. His energy was so fucking intense, I was like; what the fuck is this? This is like Jimi Hendrix on steroids.How often do you see that? How often do you see somebody who challenges you or challenges what you think? Everybody is just sucking the corporate tit now; it's a hard business, everything is a hard business but the music business is hard and you've got a lot of people in it now who, the concept of paying your dues has gone south for a lot of people; not everybody but again, the way I got successful was by doing fucking 200 gigs a year for 35 years. Now, you've got these people who have a fucking YouTube video that's got a hundred thousand hits and they've got a website and they are really good at promotion and 90 percent of the shit you see of promtion is just smoke and mirrors. It doesn't really mean anything, it's just people promoting their shit. There is a lot of white noise in the genre and there's a lot of good stuff; a lot of people can play. There are a lot of good guitarists out there but what are they really saying? There's not a lot of good songs; I don't know. In all honesty, all the people want to hear now are tribute bands, they want to hear the music they grew up with. I don't have a problem with that, I like playing Jimi Hendrix and Santana, I'll play that old shit all night. I always give the people what they want; that's where it's at, at this point, I'm just trying to have a good time playing music." 

"BB King is gone; who is left?" He continued, "Buddy is retiring, that ship has sailed and I love Buddy with all of my heart, he's one of my heroes but do I really need to hear fucking Buddy and Ally Venable do a song together? No, I don't and I love Ally Venable, she's a nice girl, she really is and she's a good guitar player, she's a kid but I don't need it, I don't need to hear the shameless self-promotion.The genre has turned into a big muck of mess and I'm just trying to float through it and have a good time."

A veteran of the New York Punk scene and a dominating presence both on stage and off, his off stage music taste is as diverse as the tattoos which adorn his body.

"I listen to Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco, Latin music, I like music, I like all music."

So; what is in store for those attending the Friday April 19 show in Tuckerton?



 
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"Rock 'n' Roll baby, two hours; The Lizzie Rose is an interesting unique place, It's a bittersweet experience on a lot of levels, I'll put it to you that way. I'm glad it's there, I'm happy to still do it, it'll be sold out, we'll have a good time and we'll rock there. We'll do our shit and that's all we can do. It'll be cool, it'll be fun." 

To find out more about Popa Chubby, his upcoming shows and/or to purchase tickets to The Lizzie Rose Show, please visit https://www.popachubby.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. AudioPiloit
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Ed Wall
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Wed. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 8 p.m. "Dancing Through the Decades" Beef and Beer Fundraiser
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. Little Red Rooster
Sat. 12 p.m. Double Birthday Bash feat. Low Totem
Wed. 5 p.m. Mom's Meet-Up 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra of Princeton: Minuet to Tango
Sun. 2 p.m. ART OF: Gratitude Journaling.
Tues. 6:30 p.m. ACP BYOB: Screen Printed Totes
Wed. (10 a.m.) Musical Minds (9 months to 2 Years) (10:30 a.m.) Musical Minds (3-5 years) (7 p.m.) Jersey Art Meet-Up
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Free. 7 pm Sarah & Tamer
Sat. 7 p.m. Mike Goldman
Sun. 3 p.m. Cecil & Troy Cain
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Bailey's Bar & Grille 
6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA  
(215) 946-7992 
Fri. 9 p.m. Shot of Southern
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
Sun. 3 p.m. Trycheck
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
 
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Fri. 8 p.m. The Fabulous Greaseband. (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
Boro Bean 
9 East Broad Street Hopewell 
(609) 466-6681 
Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott  
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Jill Salkin Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. PJ Parker Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou Trio (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Chris Giakas
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8 p.m. EMO Night w/ "Tell All Your Friends" $10, doors open at 7 p.m., ages 21+
Sat. 8 p.m. Se7en. $10, doors open at 7 p.m., ages 21+
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 
Sat. 8 a.m. Coffee Outside!
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Vishnu Vaka, Rishi Mathur, Steve Trevelise. Hosted by Dan Blizzard.   $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Vishnu Vaka, Rishi Mathur, Steve Trevelise. Hosted by Dan Blizzard. $26.50, 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
Chesterfield Inn
633 Chesterfield-Arneytown Road Chesterfield
(609) 298-1917
Sat. 9 p.m. Blackwells Mill
City Streets
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Anker
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval
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 
Community Center
69 Main Street Roebling
Sat. 6 p.m. Bordentown Bomber Benefit feat. Unleashed. $30 (Advance/Includes music, food and beer) 
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Fri. 8 p.m. Boondashark
Sat. 8 p.m. Sam Ryan Duo 
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Lovelight w/ Pete Tonti
Sat. 7 p.m. Rolling Stones Tribute w/ "Brown Sugar" 
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 259-9797 
Sat. 12 p.m. 36th Anniversary Party: 1st Farmstand Sangria of 2024 feat. Ronnie Brandt (2:30 p.m.) Carly & Me  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Sat. 2 p.m. Kim & Chuck
Sun. 2 p.m. Rodney Wright
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo  
Mon. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Open Mic feat. Justfishin / Tarot Card Readings w/ CEEj
Dacey's Pub 
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Music Night w/ Chrome Pony
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo                                               
Dadz Bar and Grill 
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609)267-4344
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. Billy Dominick
Fri. 8 p.m. Deal. $10 (advance)
Sat. (1 p.m.) Craft & A Cocktail: "Ceramic Spoon" $50 (8 p.m.) The Gene Smith Band. $10
Sun. 4 p.m. Drum Circle. ($10 suggested donation or pay what you can)
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
Sat. 6 p.m. O'Grady & Company 
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch w/ "Friends" Quizzo
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. SpareParts
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Supertrain
Sun. 3 p.m. Frank Daly
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 
Sat. 12 p.m. Spring Soiree feat. (1 p.m.) Two For Flinching
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
Thurs. 8 p.m. DJ entertainment
Fri. 9 p.m. Erik Daab
Sat. 9 p.m. Talking In Cursive
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia 
Forever Hart Fit
1179 Route 130 North Robbinsville
Sat. 7 p.m. "5th Annual Dance Your Hart Out" (Learn Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Swing)
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. 6 p.m. Kids Club: Pizza Making and Cupcake Decorating
Tues. 6 p.m. Wine Glass Art Workshop
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.)
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.) Hammer Ons
Sat. (12 p.m.) Music Bingo Brunch (8 p.m.) SideArm
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. Quizzo
Fri.  8 p.m. "15th Anniversary Weekend" w/ The Beasts
Sat. "15th Anniversary Weekend" w/ ( 8 p.m.) Joe & Krista (9 p.m.) Zone
Sun. 6:30 p.m. 15th Anniversary Dinner
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616 
Sat. 8 a.m. Garden Retreat Mind + Body
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge 
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square 
(609) 586-1811  
Sat. 7 p.m. Deb & Mike
Hamilatte Cafe
1971 Route 33 Hamilton
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Saturdays Hosted by Sheli Monacchio feat. John Ezzo, Laura Szymczak, Matt Coyle 
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
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Sun. 10 a.m. Spring Vendor & Craft Fair
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Michelle Washington Wilson's "The Food and The Folks of The Great Migration"
Hamilton Veterans Park 
1865 Yardville-Hamilton Square Road Hamilton  
Sat. 11 a.m. Karate at The Park (Takes place at the playground) 
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/ "Almost Santana" $30 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Discoteks (11:59 p.m.) D Dance Party 
Sun. 6 p.m. "Countdown to Ecstasy" Steely Dan Tribute
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. 7 p.m. "Story Tellers" feat. Mary McIntyre, Chris Turner, Lou Steele
Hopewell Valley Golf Club
114 Pennington-Hopewell Road Hopewell
(609) 737-1199
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Modern Rewind
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Bad Hombres
Sun. 2:30 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.) Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) DJ Beenice
Sat. 9 p.m. Wicked Alibi
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Casey Welborn
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. EarCandy
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Sweet Spot
Sun. 2 p.m. Bud & Gerard 
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. 9 p.m. Loose Panic, Lo-Fi Milf, Greg McGarvey Band
Fri. 9 p.m. Shaper, Blood Moons, New Dawn Fades, Ronald Regan? The Actor?. $5
Sat. 9 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd
Sun. 9 p.m. SPUNJ
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) 
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Ken Dubman Duo (6 p.m.) Mercer Medical Center Event. $25
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Lofash  (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (5:30 p.m.) Ant Cannuli (10 p.m.) DJ Baynice
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch feat. (11 a.m.) Joanna caruso
Mon. 5 p.m. Kids Night w/ Spiderman
KUMO 27
3376 Route 27 South Brunswick
(732) 419-3452 
Sat. 8 p.m. The Rebound
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 
11 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-8300 
Sun. 11 a.m. The Gypsy Ramblers                                                                           
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Paint & Sip "Monet's Bridge" $50 (Includes one glass of wine and materials)
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Night feat. Leah Renee, Joey Callahan, Eddie Gallagher. $25, seating at 7 p.m.
Sat. 12 p.m. Girls Getaway Weekend feat. (1 p.m.) Rave On (7 p.m.) Y2K Dance Party
Sun. 12 p.m. Girls Getaway Weekend feat. (1 p.m.) Roundabout 360
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
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. 6 p.m. Kate Baker Duo
Fri. 7 p.m. Sam Ryan
Sat. 7 p.m. Keith Franklin Quartet
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Bill Tally Trio 
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. 9 p.m. The Groove Dudes
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Mercer County Park (Boathouse at Mercer Lake)
334 South Post Road West Windsor 
(866) 683-3586 
Sun. 1 p.m. Mercer County Defense League Networking Picnic w/ Bad Hombres Duo. (Takes place at the West Picnic Grounds)  
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Sat. 9:30 p.m. "Spring Fling '24" Jima, New Veins, Amelia, Monstera. $10, doors open at 9 p.m.
Wed. 8:30 p.m. TV Moms 
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Murder On The Orient Express"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Murder On The Orient Express"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Murder On The Orient Express"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
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 (3 p.m.) Fairy Garden Make & Take
Wed. 8 a.m. Flea Market
New Hope Winery / Tavern 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 794-2331 
Fri. (5 p.m.) Bill Ihling (8 p.m.) "Boat House Row" a Yacht Rock Experience
Sat. (5 p.m.) Stranger Things (8 p.m.) "Boat House Row" a Yacht Rock Experience
Sun. (2 p.m.) A Concert Benefitting Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County w/ NXT2NORMAL (7 p.m.) Ellis Paul  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. '90s Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Terry & Jordan
Sat. (3 p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Steve Tourison
Sun. 1 p.m. School Of Rock Newtown
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. 6 p.m. Herb Oakley Duo 
Sat. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz
Sun. 4 p.m. Sir Rod
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz w/ Ava
Wed. 7 p.m. Comedy Night
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. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Fri. 9 p.m. Semi Tunes
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Family Affair
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
Thurs. 5 p.m. Vinyl Night
Fri. 6 p.m. Brockway & Slim
Sun. 2 p.m. Bluegrass Jam 
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Monk & Monk
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 5 p.m. "Fill Father Matt's Truck" Food Drive. (Live music, raffles)
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. Jon Savage & the Classic Rockers
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" 
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Gypsy Ramblers 
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 Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton 
Sat. 10:30 a.m. "Go With The Flow" w/ Adriana Groza
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 8 p.m. The Annual Milbank Memorial Concert: Music of Maurice Durufle (Takes place at University Chapel) 
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Free. 8 pm Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
LUCCA Restaurant & 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/ Dave Dales Duo 
Roebling Museum 
100 2nd Avenue Roebling
(609) 499-7200 
Sat. 11 a.m. Roebling Bike Ride: Destination Burlington  
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. Popular
Sat. 7 p.m. Classical Violin, Cello and Piano
Sun. 7 pm Liam Sutcliffe Quartet
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
School of Rock Princeton
1761 Princeton Avenue Hamilton
(609) 890-7090
Sat. 12 p.m. Wiffle Ball Fundraiser for House Band Tour 2024 
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Rick & Morty" Trivia
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 8 p.m. No Way Out
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. SONOFDOV
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. Sight Unseen
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. Black Cherry
Starving Artist Cafe
18 Bridge Street Stockton
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Local Artist Night feat. Redbird
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Thurs. 4 p.m. BCAR Member Bucks Break Happy Hour & Networking
Fri. 10 pm Mutton
Sat. 10 p.m. LeCompt
Stone Terrace by John Henry's
2275 Kuser Road Hamilton  
(609) 581-8855    
Sat. 8 p.m. "Married, Single and A Baby" Comedy Show/Dinner feat. Joe Bub, Vanessa Hollingshead, Christopher Monty. $75 (includes dinner and show/$25 just show), doors open at 6:30 p.m. (8 p.m. for just the show)
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Speed Limit
Sat. 8 pm Charles Laurita & The Mischief
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 
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Carmen Marranco or Jeff Penque
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Sarah Teti
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 Beer Garden and Education Center at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Sat. 3 p.m. Steal Your Face in "The Barn"
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 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) Legacy
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. El Ka Bong
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Na Bodach
Sat. 7 p.m. Fiona Tyndall
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. Jukebox Graveyard
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. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs.10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Bob E Luv
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Darius
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
Fri. 8 pm Luke Disangro
Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough
My. 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. Songs of the Eagles (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
Fri. 8 p.m. Susan Werner. $38
Sat. 8 p.m. A Tribute to the Legends of REAL Country Music w/ "WailOn" $34.86
Sun. 3 p.m. "Peter and the Wolf" Performed by the Newtown Chamber Orchestra. $29.62
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. Kevin Rovner
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 Roost
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Fri. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Sideways Willy
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 6 pm Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Blue Flame
Sat. 8 p.m. Plush Duo
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Sun. 3 p.m. Garage Bandits
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Fri. 8 p.m. Reggae Night feat. Sublime Tribute w/ Second Hand Smokes, Solomon Dub. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. "Jagged Little Thrill" The Alanis Exprience. Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Sun. 2:30 p.m. Wishful Thinking, Hyperfang, Cardreader, Floracene, Thirteen Horses. $15
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Lovelight
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (8 p.m.) Dave Cudrak
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Sat. 7 p.m. Will Knapp
Sun. 2 p.m. Thomas Duffy 50th Birthday Show
Wed. (6 p.m.) Books & Beer (7 p.m.) Lil-Brewery Trivia
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
Wed. 7 p.m. Astronomy On Tap w/ Akash Gupta
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Free. 8 pm Diane & PK
Sat. 8 p.m. Johnny Never & John Colgan-Davis
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Sat. 12 p.m. Jerry Monk 
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. 6 p.m. Quizzo
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
West Trenton Ballroom (West Trenton Firehouse)
40 West Upper Ferry Road Ewing
(609) 883-0325
Fri. 6 p.m. EASEL Animal Rescue League Designer Bag Bingo and Tricky Tray Fundraiser
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
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. Kevin McGowan
Sat. 1 p.m. Jersey Shore Cats
Sun. 1 p.m. Gary Cavico 
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
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