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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/14/22


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 04/14/2022

Rock On! This Week

“My new album is my sixth, it’s called “A White Album” and it’s a record about trying to talk about this taboo topic of race. So, for me as a songwriter, it’s the way I try to figure out the world and the stuff on my mind through stories and songs and that is what this is.”

Rain Perry is an upbeat, talented performer, musician, songwriter and activist who has “Bounced” around a bit over the course of her life-time and with each stop; like a sponge, she willing immersed herself in various waters and soaked up all around her.

Rain’s mother passed away when both were of a young age, leaving Rain to be raised by her “Hippie” father who was an actor and writer, whom according to Rain’s website, “Moonlighted as an oyster fisherman, a chef, an ecstasy dealer, and a traffic school instructor” and one who moved with his young daughter 25 times between two states but as previously stated, Rain soaked it all up and became a by-product of her environment in the process. Her upbringing in a hippie culture of creatives, artists and musicians whose talents and ways of activism became the patches which made up her quilt; a quilt she wrapped herself in and embraced while walking some of the same paths of her communal upbringing.

Over the course of her foray into the arts, Rain has attended anti-nuclear rallies, been arrested protesting Apartheid, produced a local music festival, formed her own label called Precipitous Records and released five other recordings. She has also written a play based on her father’s passing, produced and directed a documentary, won multiple awards for her songwriting and even played herself in an episode of The CW Network’s “Life Unexpected.” Did we mention that she has done so with rheumatoid arthritis; a condition she has had since her early twenties?



 
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One might think that given all of her experiences that she has pretty much seen it all and one would be almost correct but the question for Rain herself became; through whose eyes? One day it occurred to her that perhaps she needed to look at things differently; way differently. Living in a world that has many gray areas where all is not a simplistic black and white, she decided to challenge not only herself but all of us to consider the other side of the coin and look at things exactly that way; black and white. A very gutsy move in today’s racially charged environment but a move she thought well-worth taking.

“There are so many great records that came out in the ‘60s and ‘70s by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye that are about the experience of being black,” she began. “I wanted to instead of trying to talk about the topic which is in the forefront of our culture right now and is hard to talk about in a productive way or in a way that gets us or makes things better; it seems like everything is so fraught about this so, for me, I just thought; what if I look at life as a white person? What if I really look at that; what will I see? I came up with some family stories, some songs about me looking at life, what is it like to be white right now; so, yeah, that’s what these songs are about. For example, the first song on the record is called “Melody and Jack;” I was thinking about these stories my grandmother told me; my mom died when I was young and I was raised by my hippy dad; I wrote a whole record about being raised by my dad. My grandmother, my mom’s mom, she told me stories about my mom when she was a kid growing up in Northern California. They lived in Valeo, my grandfather worked at the Naval Yard and my grandmother had this one story she would tell about my mom and her friends and this one was about a group of her friends that were all white and one was black and one day he told my grandmother that he was in love with my mom and that he wanted to marry her one day; it was just a passing little comment that a nine or ten year old kid says and I always thought it was a sweet story and kind of sad in a way because it was impossible, I mean they were ten; right? I never really thought too much about it and then when I was working on this record I thought, wait a minute, this would have been around 1952 or 1953 and they would’ve been about the same age as Emmett Till and all of a sudden him having a crush on a girl that was white had a whole different set of implications that I had never thought of before. I felt for this kid, I thought gosh; did his mom have to talk to him about this? It could’ve been bad for him and so, the first song on the record is called “Melody and Jack” and it’s just about these two kids and me looking back at it in a different way that I hadn’t before.”  

History of race in the United States has not always had a good track record and even today in the internet age where the media drafts narratives, stories are altered to fit those narratives and in some cases retracted far after the damage is done; we as humans allow emotions caused by what we see on television, online or coming from Hollywood to skew our viewpoints and perspectives. Why is today’s society being held accountable for what happened a century ago and how do we reduce any lingering animosity? Have things changed and if so; how? Rain says that she found herself struggling with those same thoughts when putting this album together.  

“That’s exactly what I’m kind of wrestling over with this record,” she said with total sincerity; “What do we do going forward? I mean, I’m having a lot of conversations with people about this and that is something that resonates with people, if these things happened in the past; how do they affect me now? To me, I look at it like; whatever we can all do to make life more fair, to the extent that things are still unfair, then that is what we should do. The question of how that happened or what we do specifically, those things can be worked out when we put our minds to it; the inequities of the past are not over. The first single from the record is called “The Money” and it’s about the policy of redlining which I never knew about or had to know about because it didn’t affect me but I learned about this policy of banks after World War ll drawing red lines around neighborhoods and not lending for houses in those neighborhoods. So, that continues to affect people today because they don’t have as much equity in their homes because of these policies of the past, they can’t get college loans because they don’t have equity and it continues to perpetuate and whatever we can learn or do to untangle what happened in the past and continues to happen is all for the good.” 

Although the concept of abolishing racism is a noble one; people are always going to have prejudices because it is just who we are as humans. We will always feel a certain way about groups, colors or genders based on our own experiences and environments around us; the very environments who make us each, like those same experiences, different. Rain says that she too has been guilty of the very things which caused her to look deeper inside herself and perspectives; the things which led to “A White Album.”

“I think that is such a good point,” she said in a reflective tone, “Because I think that so much of this conversation has been about either/or, either you’re racist or you’re not racist. There are some people who are happy to be called racist but most don’t want to see themselves that way and don’t want to be that way. I think a better and more productive conversation about it is; how? There are assumptions that I have made about groups of people whether it was based on race, gender or political beliefs; I don’t want to make assumptions based on people as a group, I want to see people as individuals and I always better be learning. I want to dream that we can solve this but I think that we need to all challenge ourselves a little more and that’s what this record is for me, that’s what I’m trying to do; OK what assumptions am I making? What did I used to not know and now I understand better? Can I look and not be scared to look? That’s what this is.” 



 
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On this album, she has brought in a cast of backing players to add certain nuances; Ben Lee, Akina Adderly, Betty Soo and Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco all contribute to this latest effort. However, it is the collaboration with her producer that she values most during the creative process and who she leans on as she puts together the latest leg of this; her post Covid journey.

“The main person is my producer Mark Hallman and he plays all of the instruments except for when we brought people in to do specific things; this is our fifth album together and he’s my right-hand man on all of this stuff. The second single will be the duet with Ben Lee so that’s pretty exciting and we’re just gearing up for this release because the record comes out on April 15, the first single “The Money” came out recently. This is going to be a theatrical thing, I did a one-woman show years ago called “Cinderblock Book Shelves” which was about being raised as a hippy kid by my dad and this is kind of a sequel to that; it’s me looking back on my same life but through this lens. So, I’m actually working on the performance part of it, I’m still writing it and that’s in process right now. I’m still debating how to do it, I don’t know how to perform these days in the days of Covid so, I really don’t know; I’m kind of figuring that one out (laughs). My First show like this was me and a guitar player. These songs are more arranged, they’re not as easy to do with just a guitar although I think I probably could so, I really don’t know for sure; the jury is out on that one but I’m working on it right now.”

To discover more about the “Hippy Kid” that is Rain Perry or “A White Album,” please visit www.Rainperry.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
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Rob Silvers
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Wed.7 p.m. Mark Sacco
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 3 p.m. Jonathn Ashe
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytelling & Poetic Open Mic. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. (1 p.m.) Interwoven Stories  Stitch In. FREE event (Participation encouraged) / 1 p.m. Painted Word: “Merging Poetry & Painting”
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Fri. 7 p.m. Joanna Caruso
Sat. 7 p.m. Jessica DiDonato
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis
Ages 21+
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
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. Neil Podgurski
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Wendy Simon Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. DVT Presents: “The Legion of Prog’
Sat. 8 p.m. Walt Lafty, The Sheehan Brothers
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5 (Includes hot buffet)
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri./Sat. Buddy Fitzpatrick. 7:30 p.m. $23.69-$32.50, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction
COARadio.com 
125 South Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 241-7103
Fri. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Sat. 3 p.m. “Rock On Radio Indie Hour”
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. various interviews and music
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (7 p.m.) U2 Tribute w/ “Mysterious Ways”  (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ran D Ages 21+
Fri. 5 p.m. "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" 
Sun. (10 a.m.) Champagne Easter Brunch. $32.95 (adults) $12.95 (kids ages 6-12 /Ages 5 and under FREE) (5 p.m.) Easter Dinner Buffet and Jazz Concert feat. Mercer County Community College Jazz Band. $27.95 (adults) $12.95 (kids)
Tues. 5 p.m. “Happy Hour”
Wed.(7 p.m.) Blues Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5
All Events Ages 21+
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments)
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Fri. 9 p.m. Rhett Tierney
Sat. 9 p.m. The Chain Gang
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo                                                                                                                                                      
Dadz Bar and Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609)267-4344
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 8 p.m. Bilco
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Jay Millionz
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker Night
Decades
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by DJ Wildman Manny
Dubai Restaurant & Bar-Anchor Lounge
3950, 931 New York Avenue Trenton
Fri. 10 p.m. R & B and Chill: A Grown Sexy Experience w/ J Holiday. Hosted by @Fakewillwright feat. King Rain, Toni Lynn, Black 3 Majesty, DJ Wes Will. $25 (advance/single) $45 (advance/couple)
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8 p.m. Se7en
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Supertrain
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Mr. Nice Guy
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Sat. 9 p.m. 13th Anniversary Party feat. Secret Service
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Havana New Hope 
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. 
(215) 862-9897
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (9 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Fri. 8 p.m. Keith Spencer Quintet: “That Old Black Magic” $35, $38, $40
Tues. 6 p.m. Food For Thought: “The Oyster Farmers” Film Plus Supper Club and Discussion. $20, $50
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. (1 p.m.) Winery Catz (5 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. The Broken Strings
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Blue Jersey Band
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 914-4517 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Fri. 9 p.m. Ray palmer & Erin Dougherty
Sat. 9 p.m. Midnight Sun
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Tues. 7 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays w/ Cara Cartney
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco
Il Portico Restorante Italiano
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000
Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music (TBA)
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Spoondrift
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 8 p.m. AudioPilot
Sat. 8 p.m. Mark Sacco
Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos
All shows 21+   
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Fri. 9 p.m. Trailheads
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.)
Tues. 8 p.m. Anna Lepeley’s “Comedians In Drag Doing Comedy” feat. CP Post, Scott Holt, Kevin Killion, Jordan dela Pena Manglona, Bryan Elias. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction Duo
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Sat. 9 p.m. Guns 4 Hire
Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Easter Brunch (Reservations required)
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. “Spring Laurita Adult Idol Finals”
Sat. 1 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Elvis Tribute Dinner and Show feat. Jim Barone. $54.95
Sun. 10 a.m. Easter Brunch. $58 (adults) $30 (kids ages 6-12 / ages 5 and under FREE)
Local Greek Lambertville
2 Canal Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4021
Thurs. 6 p.m. JB Kline & Ed Wall
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ian Lander
Fri. 8 p.m. Bridge Beat Duo
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Rob Tait
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Jazz Brunch feat. Aaron Quarterman
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 7 p.m. Rewind Band 22
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 
Sat. 8 p.m. Jimi Hendrix Tribute w/ “Eddie Lambert AXIS” / Prince Tribute w/ “Controversy”
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 10 p.m. Houston & The Dirty Rats, Under 95, Radical Operations. $10, doors open at 9 p.m., ages 21+ (Proof of vaccination or mask required)
Wed. 10 p.m. “420 Rager” feat. DutchGuts, KeefChamber, Dab Nebula. $5, doors open at 9 p.m., ages 21+
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. “The Sound of Music” $23-$25
Sat. (3 p.m. / 8 p.m. ) “The Sound of Music” $23-$25
Sun. 3 p.m. “The Sound of Music” $23-$25
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch 
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
New Hope Winery (The Pour House)
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 5 p.m. Strange Brew Crew 
Sat. (1 p.m.) Danielle Macintosh (5 p.m.) C. Lynne Smith 
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.  Trivia Night
Sat. 6 p.m. Good Time Folk Rock Rock
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. EarCandy
Sat. 9 p.m. Split Decision
NJWeedman's Joint
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Sat. 12 p.m. Cannabis Industry Awareness Block Party w/ DJ Alamo, DJ Put On
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. 9:30 pm.Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir
Ages 21+
Old Hights Brewing
123 West Ward Street Hightstown
(609) 469-5976
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Sam The Trivia Guy. Ages 18+ (Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m.)
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Mario & Frank
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m.“Strolling Musician” Bruce Fredericks
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Cover Up
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Rich
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 295-8236
Fri. 8 p.m. Puss N Boots
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Sat. 6 p.m. After Dark
River Horse Brewing Company
2 Graphics Drive Ewing
(609) 883-0890
Sat. 6 p.m. Trivia
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. 7 p.m. Gina Corso
Fri. 6 p.m. Paula Johns
Sat. 6 p.m. Max Rogers
Sun. 10 a.m. Easter Brunch w/ music by Michael Andrew. $67 (adults) $25 (kids ages 4-12 / kids 3 and under FREE)
Mon. 6 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Tues. 6 p.m. Lorenzo Branca
Wed. 6 p.m. Megan Knight
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Screamin' Hill Brewery
83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge
(609) 401-2025
Sat. 2 p.m. Lesser Seamus
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 4 p.m.  “The Office” Trivia
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. / Sat. 9 a.m. Easter Eggstravaganza “Breakfast with The Bunny.” $30 (Kids under age 2 FREE)
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 6 p.m. Tom Trovas
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Dance Parties
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton
Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Sat. (12 p.m.) Easter Firkins (5 p.m.) Mike Estabrook Trio
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Turning The Tide
Sun. 10 a.m. Easter Brunch
Taps Sports Bar
4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA
(215) 486-7862
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Bill Monach
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. Audio Outlaws
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. The Variants
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Fri. 7 p.m. Bob & Kate
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Edison Wilson
Sun. 1 p.m. Matthew Cook
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Bigg Romeo
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sat. 7 p.m. Ray Coleman
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 Bambu Weasels
Sat. 9 p.m. WitzEnd
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Tommy Capretto
Sat. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Pines Tavern 
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA 
(215) 788-1659 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Brian Elliot
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouse
Sat. 8 p.m. The Diablo Sandwich Band
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Well Strung
Sat. 8 p.m. Keep The Change
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 7 p.m. 3 Suspects
Fri. 8:30 p.m. A Tribute to Santana w/ “Soul Sacrifice. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Steal Your Face. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk
All Shows 21+ 
Tomasello Winery
1 North Union Street Lambertville
(800) 866-9463
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449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
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