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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/21/22


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 04/21/2022

Rock On! This Week

“You never know where someone is going to hear you; ya’ know? Bluesville is a blessing, I’m so happy to be on there,” says Detroit born and current Jersey City, NJ resident Eliza Neals as she covered all of the bases from her past to the present as well as the upcoming release of her new album “Badder to the Bone,” due out April 23 via E-H Records and on all the major platforms.

Growing up in and around Detroit and learning a love of music from a young age, Eliza seemingly knew she was destined for the stage but once she enrolled in a music school at Wayne State, she discovered that life’s journey can take you down some unintended roads; hers led to being “Discovered” and eventually to the blues.

“I studied with Barrett Strong,  Barrett Strong of “Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “I Wish It Would Rain;” learning the Motown and soul thing and R & B but I really grew up with my family and sisters doing the blues, southern rock, classic rock and then I studied opera too, if you can believe it,” she said with a slight laugh. ”I went to music school and studied opera and piano and I’d been singing in all of the clubs in Detroit five nights a week while I was going to music school. I was sitting in at Bert’s; have you ever heard of Bert’s? It’s like the longest running jazz club in Detroit where you go there and you sit in and if they like you they let you stay and if not they boo you off of the stage; kind of like The Apollo. I’d go there and sit in at places like that and people would tell me, wow, you have a voice for the blues; people would tell me that all of the time. No matter where I’d sing I’d hear, you should sing some Etta James, you should sing some Bessie Smith, Koko Taylor; they thought my voice went with that. So, I started doing a lot of the ballads; Etta James “At Last” and stuff like that and then I started writing more songs in that vein but they always had a blues rock tinge to them. It has been a long road doing it, I sang in cigar clubs and I don’t even know how I did it; five sets from seven o’clock until two o’clock in the morning in these huge smoke-filled rooms; I would be dead now if I had to do that (laughs).”

Lead by Motown, Detroit has always been known for its strong music scene and it is one in which Neals was and still is firmly entrenched. So, how does she find life in Jersey and wait; did she say opera?



 
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“I’m in Jersey City, I moved here about 12 years ago but I’m from the Detroit area and I go back and forth a lot because my family is there and everything I did, do and learned was from there,” she explained. “Like I said, I went to music school because my dad said, “You have to get a degree if you live here,” so, I said, OK, I’ll get a music degree that should be easy but oh boy! I had to pick either jazz or opera and I picked opera because I thought it would help me with my training to save my voice if I ever had to sing a lot and it did; it really did help and it helped me a lot. I like it here, it’s so close to New York but I like going back home because it’s home; I like going all over actually. A lot of my tours were cancelled, I  was supposed to go to Spain and back to the UK and that’s all pushed back now until the Fall so, I’m regrouping.”

“Regrouping” isn’t the only thing she’s managed to have done. Since the start of the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, “Badder to the Bone” will be her second release and for this one she brought in some well-known support and even if her quickly rising star and immense talent haven’t quite yet become a household name; they will be soon. 

“I have Lance Lopez, I had him guest; I have so many different people that I sit in with and I thought, I’ve got to get him on something. So, I called him up and he said, “Oh yeah! I’ll do it” so, believe it or not, the already released single “Queen Of The Nile” was done in one take; it was just magic, it was crazy. I have Lance and I have Peter Keys from Lynyrd Skynyrd on that song. The Album comes out on April 23 and it is the second one that I’ve done during this lockdown pandemic thing and I just figured that I would write some new tunes. So, we went to Florida and I sat there with my keyboard just staring out the window at some palm trees and started writing these songs on the piano and coming up with the arrangements; starting over again and making sure they were right. I guess it has taken me about two years for this album to write and hash out correctly. I’d sit there and just kept coming up with more and more lyrics that didn’t necessarily go with the music but I came up with enough stuff where I thought, that could be an album; you know? So, that’s what happened. I had the lyrics for “United We Stand” in my music book; I have this book I carry around and I just write lyrics in it all day whenever something hits me and then I also write songs with my friend from Detroit, his name is Mike Puwal and he’s in Nashville. I go there and he helps me produce it and he’s an engineer and we’ve been working together since 1997. He used to run Barrett’s studio in Detroit and Barrett was my mentor and pretty much one of my best friends. So, he ran Barrett’s studio we started working together in 1997 so, this has been blues rock in the making (laughs). People will say, oh, I just heard of you recently but I’ve been around singing a lot especially in Detroit and all over the world now since 2015.”

“The new album is 10-tracks but it is actually nine-tracks because I’ve got two different mixes of “Queen of The Nile,” she continued, “One is almost seven minutes and that is the one they are playing on Bluesville; the long one. I did a shorter one thinking they were going to play that one but I’m glad they are playing the longer one because Lance Lopez is killing it on like a two-minute solo; damn near but the second mix is just a little shorter. Lance is really great, he just came in and knocked it out in one take and I was kind of in awe because it was great. I didn’t even say, let’s do another take just in case; you’re supposed to have another take just in case the tape gets burned up or something (laughs). Thank God it all worked, he did that one take and I said, OK, it’s all good and he looked at me and said; “That’s all?” I said, well, just do one more on “Can’t Find My Way Home” where he’s harmonizing with himself and that was it but next time I’ll get three or four more (laughs). Over the last two years with the lockdown stuff, a lot of my lyrics like “Lockdown Love” are what happened; a lot of the words came from that. “United We Stand,” if we’d all just get together, it’s all a lot of stuff that has been going on; past love affairs even. I mean, it’s a dark comedy if you ask me; ya’ know?”

Sharing stages with countless blues and rock luminaries has become second nature to Neals. Andy Watts, Joe Louis Walker, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro and more have benefitted from her presence and in many cases she theirs but if asked, she’ll tell you her greatest joy comes from her audiences and the things they are capable of giving her in return.

“I love connecting with people,” she said with total sincerity, “When I look out at the audience and I see the people and I know they just want to have fun and let loose and forget about all of the crap that they are going through; my whole thing is, if they’re not having fun then I’m not having fun. So, it’s about making the audience have a blast and if they’re having a blast, then I am; I’m almost directing as I go. I never play a song really the same twice and if you ask my band they’re like; it’s fun! I mean, it’s kind of like a work in progress. They know the song, I get up there and we’re dangerous; we may have a B3 solo for four minutes; it’s action packed, it’s a blast and just so much fun. I guess it’s what I’m meant to do; just play music and hopefully everybody is having a blast with us and it makes me feel happy that they are smiling and dancing. They’ll come up to me after and say; you know what? I  had the best time, you made me forget about my divorce or about this or that or I got out of my wheelchair and actually danced for the first time in five years and I was like; whoa. That actually happened to me once and it’s just magic when that happens and it’s actually cathartic for me because I feel so much better because they feel better and it’s like a healing session. I do things with my voice that I’ve never done before, I’m finding new things and I’m like, wow, I’ve never done that before. I’ve used like almost four octaves because I’ve done opera and learned how to go really high or really low; I could do that anyway but do it without hurting myself and if you throw all of that in on a blues tune like “Queen Of The Nile” or another of the ballads that I do; it’s fun, it’s like your pushing yourself to the outer limits. It really is great and then between the musicians, when we are jelling everybody is having a blast. Honestly, if I’m bored for even one second, I’ll throw a stunt like I’ll walk over to the guitar player, stop all of the music and make him do a solo and then he gets better; it’s amazing. We’re pushing each other and when I sat in at a lot of the clubs in Detroit the musicians would do that to me and that’s how I got better because they are always pushing you; OK, you’re gonna do this now and I’d be like; I am? The great Joe Louis Walker taught me a bunch of stuff. I was singing on stage with him at The Mustique Blues Festival and of course Mick Jagger walked in while I was singing and I almost died (laughs). He came in every night at this festival on the private islands of Mustique and I was like wow, look where the blues brought me and I couldn’t believe; you’d never think. He walked in while I was on stage and thank God I didn’t know but my friend took a picture of him doing that Mick Jagger dance (laughs) and Joe was on stage with me and he said, “Eliza!” I said; what? He said, “You’re running around and doing great but take a break and let them do some work; you’re working so hard” and I was like, oh, OK, you’re right. So, he taught me little things like let them do the work, chill out a little bit and then come back; he’s amazing. Then he picked a song for me to sing that I didn’t even know and I just made up the words but it worked and he loved what I did, he said it was within the realm of the blues and it made sense and it was on the spot in front of 500 people but that’s what happens, you just do it; right?”



 
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Yes, yes you do and what she’s doing is rapidly garnering a ferocious reputation as a live entity; even being called an “East Coast Beth Hart,” a compliment of the highest order given Hart’s well-documented high-energy, let it all hang out, leave it all on stage performances. Once “Badder to the Bone” which she says is, “Kind of an homage to George Thorogood is released; will we see her and the band coming to a venue near us soon?

“I was in Florida and I did a bunch of gigs there, I was there for four months and then I came back to the East Coast and did some stuff and then I came back here to Jersey, then I went to Detroit and did The Token Lounge and recorded and now I’m back here for a minute and the next things that I’m doing are The Cape Cod Music (Fest); then to Iowa for a big festival and then another show  in Cleveland and then a couple of more festivals that I’m working on but I can’t say yet. I should have a couple of more things for the summer but like I said, a lot of stuff got rescheduled for the Fall due to the pandemic.”

To discover more about the intense artistry of Eliza Neals, please visit http://elizaneals.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.) Fast Ant
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ George Becker
Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson
Tues. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit Duo
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 2 p.m. Faye Meyer
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.)
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road Trenton
(609) 394-3300
Wed. 6 p.m. “16th Annual All In Good Taste Beer & Wine Mixer” Honoring Tyrell Smith
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) April ARTS: Artist Conversation w/ Elizabeth Colomba and Autumn Womack. (FREE event. Takes place at Princeton University Art Museum) (7:15 p.m.) A Celebration of Poetry with Homefront. Hosted by Todd Evans feat. students of Homefront
Fri.12 p.m. April ARTS: Live Throwing Bowl Marathon w/ Samuel Johnson. (FREE event taking place at library on Hinds Plaza)
Sat. (10 a.m.) “Steep Your Way” A Teapot Workshop with Samuel Johnson (7 p.m.) Café Improv feat. Czar. $2
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Fri. 7 p.m. Dave Bouche
Sat. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco
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. Dark Hollow Road
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales 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. Steve Schurtz
Sat. 1 p.m. “This Is Not Croydon Fest MARKET” feat. Eric Cannon, Dean Rubenstein, Title Holder, Noah Sokoloff, Kristin Forbes and Greg Robinson.
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
Sat. 3 p.m. Audrey Welber Quartet feat. Corina Kwami. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m. Kevin Bartini. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. John Bramnick / Vince August. $23.75-$32.50, Doors open at 7 p.m.
City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor 
(609) 426-9400
Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6 p.m. Mario & Frank
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. Mike Fuller 
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 9 p.m. Club Night w/ DJ G3M. Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour"  (8 p.m.) Se7en
Sat. 9 p.m.Club Night 
Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 5 p.m. “Happy Hour”
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck  (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. Shot of Southern
Sat. 9 p.m. 100 Proof
Tues. 7:30 p.m. “Lunch Money” 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 Nytrous
Fri. 8 p.m. Nobody’s Business
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Jay Millionz
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
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
Fri. 9 p.m. “Friday Night Dance Party” w/ DJ Ran D
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ Frank Oliveti
Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by DJ Wildman Manny
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8 p.m. Cracklin’ Diamond
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Jerry Watkins
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour"  (9 p.m.) DJ Dangerous
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Thurs. 7 p.m. Dueling Pianos w/ “The Philly Keys”
Sat. 9 p.m.Tyler Kingsley
Halo Pub (Fete)
9 Hullfish Street Princeton
(609) 921-1710
Sat. 6 p.m. Acoustic DuoVer
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sun. 8:30 a.m. Spring Jeep Scavenger Hunt 2022
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics 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.) Grateful Dead Tribute w/ Rainbow Full of Sound. $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (11 a.m.) “The Worst Show Ever” Presented by School of Rock Princeton (1 p.m.) “Motown”(3 p.m.) “Grunge” (5 p.m.) Jimi Hendrix Tribute (8:30 p.m.) Coast 2 Coast (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 4 p.m. The Amish Outlaws. $15
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Thurs. 7 p.m. Your Stage At Any Stage: Open Mic Hosted by Michelle Klein. $20
Fri. 8 p.m. Adam Ezra Group / Lisa Bouchelle. $27.50, $30.50, $32
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell
(609) 466-0471
Sat. (5 p.m.) Hopewell Hayride Presents: “A Live Game Show” Hosted by Ron MacCloskey. (6 p.m.) Hopewell Hayride (Old Time Country & Bluegrass). Hosted by Frank Bruno feat. Al Kessel & Never Too Late Band, Ken Darcy & Emily, Grassland Band, Linda Kay, Chris Turner. $15 (Suggested donation adults)
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Deb & Mike
Sat. (1 p.m.) Mixtape Mojo (5 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Band
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 914-4517 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Little Sister
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
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
Sat. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Thurs. 6 p.m.
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Bob O
Sat. 6:30 p.m. AudioPilot
Sun. 2 p.m. Tony Occhipinti
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 p.m. Open Mic
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir     
Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos
All shows 21+   
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Justin Thomas Love
Sat. 9 p.m. Beatles / Green Day Tribute w/ “The Throwbax”
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 8 p.m. Wayne Bilotti
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Dan
Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Brunch w/ DJ Jimmy G
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. Wine & Bundt Cakes
Sat. Bacon Food Truck Fest feat. (11 a.m.) Jersey Surecats (2:30 p.m.) Pennington Station Band (6 p.m.) Vinyl Countdown
Sun. Bacon Food Truck Fest feat. (11 a.m.) Nikki Briar & The Sweet Briar Band (3 p.m.) The Surge
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Stephen DiJoseph
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Wayne Wesley
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Ed Wall
Sun. 11:30 a.m. 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. 8 p.m. Hind Sight
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Never Enough
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. 9 p.m. Last Call
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Mercer Oaks Golf Course
725 Village Road West West Windsor NJ
(609) 936-1383
Sun. “A Night of Joyful Noise: Boheme Opera NJ 33rd Season Gala”
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Houston & The Dirty Rats, Dial Drive, Some Kind of Nightmare, Aliens Exist, Assemble, Proper Punkutation. $8
Fri. 9 p.m. Alpha Rabbit, The Cryptkeeper Five, SOTOL, Renee Maskin.
Sat. 9 p.m. Ultra Deluxe, Wade Wilson, Lastima Zombieshark
Sun. 8 p.m. You Vandal, Hassle, (TBA)
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
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Sat. 12 p.m. Creek-i-Tiki Luau feat. DJ Hi-Tide (3 p.m.) Slowey and the Boats (6 p.m.) DJ Hi-Tide
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Fri. 5 p.m. Spring Moonlit Market
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Tommy, Bill and Patty at "Tye Dye Amy's"
New Hope Winery (The Pour House)
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 5 p.m. Living The Dream 
Sat. (1 p.m.) Chris Giakas (5 p.m.) James Popik (8 p.m.) British Invasion Years
Sun. 1 p.m. Stephen DiJoseph
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. “90s” Trivia Night
Fri.  6 p.m. The Outliers
Sat. 6 p.m. Music With Two Duo / Dan & Liz
Sun. 1 p.m. School of Rock Newtown
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ In The Mix
Sun. 4 p.m. Noni and Steve / Green Day Tribute w/ “Nimrod”
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Spellbound
Ages 21+
Old Hights Brewing
123 West Ward Street Hightstown
(609) 469-5976
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. Chet & Ari
Sat. 4 p.m. Coda
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia 
Oldestone Restaurant
15 South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-7044
Sat. 6 p.m. Phyllis Chappell & Steve Jewett  (Deco Bar)
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Williamsboy Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Clean Slate
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m. “Strolling Musician” Dave Vargo
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe Kramer & Diane Chiorello
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial                                                                                                                                                                          
1 Memorial Drive Trenton
(609) 984-8400
Sat. (7 p.m.) Pre-concert Lecture by Joel Phillips (7:15 p.m.) The New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: “The Genius of John Phillips”
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. El Ka Bong
Sat. 9 p.m. Mario & Frank
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Rich
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church)
50 Walnut Lane Princeton
(609) 799-0944
Fri. 8 p.m. Jon Shain & FJ Ventre. $25
Princeton Porchfest
All Over The Princeton Area
Sat. 230 Birch Avenue (12 p.m.) Swansun (1 p.m.) Love? Said The Commander (2 p.m.) 93DCRISTO (3 p.m.) Notch Phoenix (4 p.m.) Eastern Function
Sat. 54 Leigh Avenue (12 p.m.) Lindsay Jordan and the Gypsies (1 p.m.) Kurt Tazelaar (2 p.m.) Mimosa Watusi (3 p.m.) Sawmill Run Old Time String Band (4 p.m.) Ramona Jade
Sat. 45 Linden Lane (12 p.m.) Sourland String Band (1 p.m.) Grant Peterson (2 p.m.) Fiona Tyndall & Friends (3 p.m.) Dan Kassel (4 p.m.) Chase Gray
Sat. 15 Maple Street (12 p.m.) The Beagles with Olive Joseph (1 p.m.) Steve (the Band) (2 p.m.) Veronica Ota (3 p.m.) Chad McLoughlin (4 p.m.) Sober Tuesday
Sat. 2 Mount Lucas Road  (12 p.m.) Full Code (1 p.m.) Valendina (2 p.m.) Funkshui (3 p.m.) Ophelia’s Lover (4 p.m.) Lemon Glaze
Sat. 30 Murray Place (12 p.m.) Alfredo Carmona (1 p.m.) Lauren Marsh (2 p.m.) The RPG Project (3 p.m.) Drew Turock (4 p.m.) The Ragtime Relics
Sat. 185 Nassau Street (11:50 a.m.) Princeton University Band (12:05 p.m.) Princeton Pianists Ensemble (12:35 p.m.) Anson Jones (1:10 p.m.) Wildcats A Capella (1:35 p.m.) Hot Jupiter (2:25 p.m.) Josh Davidoff (3 p.m.) Grecia & Thomas (3:20 p.m.) Princeton Tora Taiko (3:35 p.m.) DG The Artist (4:20 p.m.) J. Paris
Sat. 301 North Harrison Street (12 p.m.) Kai Gibson (Takes place at Lililpies)
Sat. 71 Wiggins Street (12 p.m.) toth (1 p.m.) CircleRoundtheSun (2 p.m.) Blue Jersey Band (3 p.m.) Maria Palmer (4 p.m.) Paul Pessutti
Sat. 11 Willow Street (12 p.m.) Cousin Oven (1 p.m.) Anker (2 p.m.) Gabby Toledo (3 p.m.) Greg McGarvey (4 p.m.) Kaneb Andrews
Sat. 102 Witherspoon Street (12 p.m.) Jackson Pines (1 p.m.) Westrick Music Academy (2 p.m.) Student Strings (3 p.m.) Instant Bingo (4 p.m.) The Shaxe (5 p.m. Closing Concert) Owen Lake & the Tragic Loves
Sat. 300 Witherspoon Street (12 p.m.) Steven Georges (1 p.m.) Dscry (2 p.m.) Princeton High School Around 8 (3 p.m.) Burne Holiday (4 p.m.) Chris Dela Cruz
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Tetzlaff String Quartet. $25-$40 ($10 Students w/ ID)
Fri. 7:30 p.m. The Princeton University Glee Club Presents: “The Nollner Concert: For The Endangered” feat. Decoda. $15 ($5 students w/ ID)
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason. $25-50 ($10 students w/ ID)
Ralphie's
2295 2nd Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5408
Fri. 8 p.m. Y’all Or Nothin’
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Sat. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
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. Andrea Carlson Duo
Sat. 6 p.m. Bob Egan
Sun. 10 a.m. Michael Andrew
Mon. 6 p.m. Max Rogers
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
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 4 p.m.  Trivia
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Fri. 6 p.m. Alex Fam
Sat. 6 p.m. Tom Tallitsch
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. Blue Reign
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
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
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-94
Fri. 5 p.m. Deep Release
Sat. 11 a.m. Hind Sight
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Lima Bean Riot
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Fri. 6 p.m. Joe & Krista
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. Plush Duo
Sat. 6 p.m. Jerry Monk & Joe Vadala
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. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy Duo
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Black Zeppelin
Sat. 8 p.m. Tavern & Tiaras: “Disney Extravaganza”
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. Bad Hombres
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. DC Duo
Sun. 1 p.m. Don Lee
The Beer Garden at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Lovelight w/ Mark Diomede
The Bog (Cranbury Golf Club)
49 Southfield Road West Windsor
(609) 799-0341
Sat. 7 p.m. Guns 4 Hire
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. (7 p.m.) Love Junk (9 p.m.) Juliano Brothers
Sat. 9 p.m. The Soul Cruisers
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. the Polish Nannies
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. JB Rocks
Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
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
Sat. 9 p.m. The Fredz
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Soto
Sat. 9 p.m. Funky T
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Fri. 7:30 p.m. “The Wedding Singer” $27, $30
Sun. 7 p.m. “Julia”
Tues. 7:30 p.m. “Licorice Pizza”
The Pines Tavern 
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA 
(215) 788-1659 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. SC Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe and Krista
Sun. 1 p.m. Mike and Shanna
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. Sara and The Sound
Sat. 8 p.m. Blackwells Mill
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Acoustic Dead & Friends
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Open Mic Hosted by Joe Vadala (8:30 p.m.) Joe Vadala Invitational Jam  7 p.m. 3 Suspects
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Al Snyder & Friends. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Billy Hector. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sun. 4 p.m. Fundraiser for the Danny DeGennaro Foundation w/ Bears Choice / Kingfish
The Union House
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Linda w/ Susan Steen
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
All Shows 21+ 
Titusville Presbyterian Church
4 River Drive Titusville
Sun. 3 p.m. Moss Henry and The Bryophytes
Tomasello Winery
1 North Union Street Lambertville
(800) 866-9463
Sun. 11 a.m. (12 p.m.) Sunday Brunch (“Brunch Bundle for 2” $32.95)
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
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
801 West State Street Trenton
Fri. 7 p.m. “An Evening of Classical Piano Music to Support Ukraine” w/ Irina Nenartovich. (Donations accepted)
Tripple
1065 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville
Fri. 7 p.m. The Essence of Love Presents: “Comedy Night” Hosted by Turae feat. Bobbie Holliday, Denny Live. Music by DJ Vex. $25 (advance / BYOB event)
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Lia Menaker
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) Lisa Marie
Sun. 12 p.m. Rob Silvers
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Nectar and Nurture Yoga Time. $35
Union Coffee
49 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4637
Sun. 4 p.m. Java Jive w/ Bill Ihling
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Bears Choice/Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Tony Miceli Trio
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Roger Gardella
Sun. 1 p.m. Chris Swatt
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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