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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/27/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 04/27/2023

Rock On! This Week

"My early introduction to music was when my dad gave me his cassette collection,” says guitarist Clay Melton“There were these cases of music and they had a lot of Texas Country, a lot of Classic Rock, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top and stuff like that. Then I got into guitar when I was 11 after hearing Hendrix, "All Along The Watchtower" and that's all it took, it just blew my mind. I was really obsessed with Hendrix like most guitarists starting out and I read and listened to the things and songs he covered and then I did the same with the others.”

Melton, who at his current age of 27 has been performing more than half of his life; has two albums to his credit, released a single from his upcoming third album and will be performing Friday, April 28 at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA. is that “Next generation” of Blues/Blues Rock player who is far more than capable of helping revive an entire genre. Melton’s sound is brash, intense, straight forward and rife with the traditions of Texas style Blues music; his home state.

“I was beginning to like Stevie Ray Vaughn and Buddy Guy and you know, I just went back all the way through the Blues and it was always fascinating to me,” he continued. “I wasn't listening to what was popular when I was in middle school that's for sure (Laughs) but it just has always fascinated me and I've been playing around Houston since I was 13; I was lucky to grow up in a Houston area where there's a lot of rich Blues history and a lot of really great players that were also welcoming and mentors to me when I was younger."

"Also, my aunt; she was a huge Zeppelin fan and she got me into the band and they were definitely a revolutionary point in my life for sure; John Bonham, to me, is the quintessential Rock drummer. Actually, here's exactly how the first conversation I ever had with our drummer Zach Grindle went; we've been playing together for nine years now. He had just gotten out of the Army and was looking for a band and I was looking for a drummer so, I asked him what his influences are and he said, "I love John Bonham, I like to hit my drums hard and I want to rock and roll."  I said, you've got the job! Then on bass, we have another Zach, Zachary Cox, he plays bass and is also a fantastic guitarist and also plays piano. I've known him since middle school, we played in a band together then and in high school together and then we kind of lost touch but reconnected about a year and a half ago; not long after the pandemic we hooked up and he's been a great addition to the team ever since. So, he has been playing with us since 2021" 



 
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Having opened for or shared a stage with Robert Cray, Grand Funk Railroad, Chris Daughtry, members of Kool & The Gang and more, Melton, as previously mentioned, has two full-length albums and is currently working on a third; from which he released a single a couple of moths ago but this time, he has taken on much more responsibility.

"We're in the recording process right now with this new album and we put out "Alive on a Wire" in February which was the first single from the album,” he explained. “This album is the first time that we're doing everything with the recording. We're recording everything just in my living room in Houston and I'm loving the process. Over the life of the band, all of our recordings have been in studio with producers and I do love to have another set of ears there who haven't played the song a million times already but you know doing everything ourselves as a three piece and recording it, having the luxury of taking our time with it, getting to sleep on an idea and come back and say, yeah, I like that or that will make a good video is nice. We don't do the mixing ourselves and that's because we have a great relationship with a Sebastian Cure who moved back to his home in Columbia and opened a studio down there and we've been working with him since 2016 when he was out of Austin Texas. So, now, we just send everything out online; we still play the producer role to an extent but we're lucky that he really gets what we want out of our recordings."

Songwriting varies from artist to artist and most certainly song to song and in today’s lyrically adrift climate, it’s at times hard to find a well-crafted and well-rounded song. Fortunately, Melton’s approach to writing is open-ended and very much a group effort.

"As far as who it's (His music/subjects) directed at; I can always change the perspective, it can change and things of that sort but really it's usually an idea that has some sort of sentiment, emotion or specific type of memory attached to it. I usually just try and narrow it down to that and get rid of all of the other things that aren't really relevant is what I'm trying to say but also; I was a guitarist first growing up and sometimes you know, I definitely don't write with any specific approach antitypically. I tend to kind of catapult to an idea, take it as far as I can, get a verse and a chorus and then I'll take it to the band and we'll arrange it as a group and it's at that moment when everything happens. The test I feel for us, as far as whether or not the song has legs, is if we still want to keep working on it after that first time and if it’s not working I'm very much a fan of just moving on and chasing new ideas. Growing up, I didn't have a consistent group so I was demoing a lot on a little Tascam multi-track and doing so from a pretty young age. I would demo every aspect myself and I enjoy it so much now these days with the band that even if I have a drum rhythm implied in my head, I'm not gonna go through the trouble of programming anything to show the drummer because I want to see what he comes up with and his ideas; because more minds are always going to be greater than just one alone."

"We're not a jam band but we pretty much know that in all of our songs we have designated sections where you know the solo's gonna be good yet not the same every time. I grew up playing in the Houston Blues scene and going to the Blues jams and that's, like I said earlier; the live experience and learning in a live setting with other people helps you gain experience and it kind of compounds and you start learning these lessons in real time and at an accelerated rate. I mean, you can practice everything on your own, which allows you to come in fresh but I'm thankful for Conga Carlos; Congas by Carlos was his stage name; he was one of the first to really give me an opportunity playing in Houston and he taught me important lessons like, just listen and keep your eyes open and also when to shut up and when to play and stuff like that." 

Clay and his band mates are hitting the road ahead of their upcoming release in an attempt to lay the groundwork and familiarize their audiences and fans with the new material before its actual release. So; what do they have in store for those attending the show?

"This is pretty much a four to six month tour this year; we're getting out a lot on the road this year ahead of the album. We were on the East Coast last summer in 2022 supporting a Blues Rock band called The Blue Stones out of Canada and playing with an artist named Sarah Grace and we played at the Sellersville and it is a beautiful venue and the people there are great! I think they do a great job of taking care of the artist and also making the shows available for the concert goers. We're really looking forward to it and I believe we will have announcements on an opening act very soon. We usually do a 90-minute set and at Sellersville we're doing two 50-minute sets which gives us an opportunity to show a lot of different sides of the band. Last time, we were doing a lot of support stuff so we only got 25 minutes and this time we get to really show the people what we've been doing lately."



 
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To discover more about Clay Melton, the tour or purchase tickets, please visit https://www.claymelton.com/ and to read up on the Sellersville Theater, please go to https://www.st94.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. Bill Thomas
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch  (5 p.m.) Ed Wall
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch  (6 p.m.) (TBA)
Mon. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Wed.7 p.m. AudioPilot
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Peter Beck
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Brian Elliot 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Sat. 12 p.m. "Porchfest" 
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Singing Humans
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+  
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot  
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 6 p.m. Cats Art Show Fundraiser. (Takes place at Old City Hall)
Sat. (12 p.m.) FREE Walking Tour Dress Rehearsal (3 p.m.) Author Jeff Finegan: "I Knew George Washington" (Takes place at Bordentown Historical Society)   
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Dave Dales trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Matt Gordeuk 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 p.m. Motley Crue Tribute w/ "Wildside" (FREE event)
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch  
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Sun. 2 p.m. Bill Thomas
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia  
Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton 
(609) 267-9660  
Sat. 2 p.m. Friends of Classic Rock    
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Fri. 7 p.m. Freedom Friday Open Mic Hosted by Todd "Son of Black" Evans feat. Shamika Baker. 
Sun. 1 p.m. Artists Reception: "Fast Forward to 40"  
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. Ryan Maher, Anthony Didomenico. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Ryan Maher, Anthony Didomenico, Emily Paige. $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
Sat. 12 p.m. The King & Queen of Prom Tournament. $60 (Per team)
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. Ernie White  
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. Gene Potts & Sal Marra of Colossal Street Jam  
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500
Fri. 6 p.m. "Princess Party"
Continental Tavern 
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191 
Fri. 8 p.m. Colleen Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Just Todd  
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Midnight Sun TTL 
Fri. 4 p.m. Happy Hour feat. (8 p.m.) Kindred Spirit 
Sun. (10:30 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas)
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. 2:30 p.m. Bob Zee 
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 7 p.m. Tarot Card Reading & Wine Tasting
Sat. 2 p.m. Rodney Wright
Sun. (9:30 a.m.) Yoga & Mimosas (2 p.m.) Larry Tritel  
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. 8 p.m. The Mix
Sat. 8 p.m. SoulShine
Mon. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Music Night  
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo                                                                                                                                                      
  
Dadz Bar and Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609)267-4344
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
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. 8:30 p.m. Frankford Fitler 
Sat. 9 p.m. Springbrooke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. Joanna Caruso
Sat. 8 p.m. Erik Daab
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Founding Father's Sports Bar & Grill
2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 923-1100
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe Castro  
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.) 
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.) Finster
Sat. 8 p.m. The Posers
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
Fri.  9 p.m. No Clue Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Al Jessen
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0616  
Sat. 12 p.m. Local Voices: "Sattriya Dance Company  
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. Darla Rich Trio
Hamilton Elks  
1580 Kuser Road Hamilton
(609) 585-8610    
Sat. 12 p.m. Spirit Mediumship Gallery Benefitting the Hamilton Elks w/ Spirit Medium Rich Braconi. $50
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 
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Spirit Mediumship Gallery Benefitting the Hamilton Township Public Library w/ Spirit Medium Rich Braconi. $50  
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.) '80s Revolution. $20 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Castle Lane (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 6 p.m. A Brothers Revival 
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo    
Hopewell Farmers Market 
62 East Broad Street Hopewell 
(609) 731-6063 
Sun. 9 a.m. "Opening Day"
Hopewell Motors
49 east Broad Street Hopewell
Fri. 6 p.m. Hopewell Cruise Night feat. music by Gravity Hill Band  
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Wed. 7 p.m. "The Story of The Hopewell Inn and The People Who Sustained It" 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Silent Q
Sat.  5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
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.) Harley & Daniel (9 p.m.) DJ BeeNice
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Sun. 4 p.m. Country Line Dancing w/ Jeremy (FREE event)
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Chris Benedetti
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. DJ entertainment
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Steve Guyger & Filthy Rich
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Gary Ryan 
Sun. 2 p.m. Radio Fiction
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Sunday's Afternoon   
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Mike Viola. $20
Fri. 9 p.m. Mosey Beat
Sat. 9 p.m. Solid Bronze
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. 9 p.m. The Benjamins
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Kenny Dubman Duo (9 p.m.) DJ BeeNice
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Funday" Brunch w/ DJ Jimmy G
Mon. 5 p.m. "Family Paint Night"
Wed. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night"   
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. '90s dance Party
Fri. 7 p.m. Awesome '80s Dance Party (SOLD OUT check for availability)
Sat. BaconFest 2023 Food Truck Festival feat. (11 a.m.) The Rangers Nouveau (2:30 p.m.) The Dockside Band (6 p.m.) The Jersey Surecats
Sun. BaconFest 2023 Food Truck Festival feat. (11 a.m.) Pennington Station Band (3 p.m.) Nikki Briar & The Sweet Briar Band
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 hosted by Fayema
  
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000  
Fri. 5 p.m. Bill Thomas 
McStews Irish Sports Pub 
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. Big Whiskey 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night 
Mercer County Park  (Boathouse at Mercer Lake)
334 South Post Road West Windsor
(866) 683-3586
Thurs. 6 p.m. "All In Good Taste" Wine Mixer Honoring Jay Dugan  
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 9 p.m. Alpha Rabbit, Crypt Keeper 5, Pissed!, RGD, Skelly
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Blithe Spirit"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Blithe Spirit"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Blithe Spirit"
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project
Fri.  6:30 p.m. Mojo and the Helper Monkeys Spring Thing
Sat. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
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. Rachel & Ty
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Cornhole League
  
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Fri. 5 p.m. Spring Moonlit Market
Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market
Wed. 8 a.m. Flea Market  
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 8 p.m. Yacht Rock w/ "Boathouse Row" 
Sat. 8 p.m.Yacht Rock w/ "Boathouse Row" (SOLD OUT check for availability) 
Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz 
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Music" Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. Sister Blue
Sat. 6 p.m. The Salty Dogs
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Shot Of Southern
Sat. 9 p.m. Road Dogs
Sun. 4 p.m. Sir Rod
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. 9:30 p.m. El Ka Bong
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. 6:30 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. Brandon Broderick 
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. Mario & Frank
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction
Pasquale's Sports Bar
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
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 Porchfest (Various locations) 
Sat. Click here for a complete schedule: https://artscouncilofprinceton.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Porchfest-Lineup-2023.pdf  
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 12:30 p.m. David Tinoco Organ Concert (Takes place at the University Chapel)   
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 295-8236
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Randy Now's Man Cave
119 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 424-3766
Fri. 7:30 p.m. The Grip Weeds. $15  
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.) Maci Miller Duo (9 p.m.) Joh Bianculli Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (7 p.m.) Liz Du Four (9 p.m.) Sarah Teti
Sun. (11:30 a.m.)  Brunch w/ Neil Podgurski Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. Bill Thomas    
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (6:45 p.m.) Marc Hoffman
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
 
Russo's Music Center  
1989 Arena Drive Hamilton  
(609) 888-0620
Sat. 12 p.m. D'Addario Playback Restring & Recycle Event
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
Screamin' Hill Brewery
83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge
(609) 401-2025
Sat. 2 p.m. Successful Failures  
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 
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 8 p.m. Shameless
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. Dan Kassel 
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Fri. 7 p.m. DJ Dana
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Midnight Sun
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  
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Sat. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook & the E-Miners    
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Sun. 5 p.m. Backstage Party  
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Tonka
Sat. 10 p.m. Fish Out of Water
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Sat. 7 p.m. Bev & Dan
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. Keep The Change 
Sun. 11 a.m. Yoga & Drinks  
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   
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Oliver Dagum
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Sip & paint. $30 (Includes all supplies, one glass of beer or wine) 
Fri. (8 p.m.) Tavern & Tiaras: "Marvel vs DC" Drag Show. (Upstairs) (9 p.m.) The Dexters (Main bar)
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
  
TCNJ College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road Ewing 
(609) 771-2467
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "The Hop" feat. S.I.S.T., Kneehead, Arachne Sol, Dana Johann, Swansun, Slugworth, Hello Whirled, Mixolydian Dreamer, Extended Warranty, Metal In Your Face, Don't Look Up To Us, Andrew John Band. (FREE event) 
Sat. 7:30 p.m. TCNJ Wind Ensemble & Choirs: "Carmina Burana" (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. Kindred Spirit Duo
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Joah Blume   
TGI Fridays 
319 US Highway 130 North East Windsor  
(609) 490-1450
Thurs. 7 p.m. Paint Nite Paint Party "Vibrant Sky"
Wed. 6 p.m. Paint with Priya "Rainbow Flower Wooden Door Hanger"  
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. "Star Wars" 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
Sun. 4 p.m. Lovelight 
  
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 (Tavern) / "Dinner & Comedy" feat. Dan Callahan, Gary Sharp, Tata Sharise, Tyler Langlois, Liam Katz, Geoff Colella, Marcus Levar. $55 (Includes dinner/dessert, show. Diner starts at 7 p.m. in main ballroom) 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch  (9 p.m.) Secret Service
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. Groove Pocket
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sat. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sun. 2 p.m.The Burnt Mills Highballers
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. Bambu Weasels
Sat. 9 p.m. EarCandy
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 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
Wed. 8 p.m. The Successful Failures 
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows
112 Fourth Avenue Roebling 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Country Line Dancing. $10, doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA
(215) 942-4000
Fri. 8 p.m. Chrome Pony
Sat. 4 p.m. Humanity Switch
Sun. 4 p.m. J'MO  
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Fatha Ramsey
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Soto
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. 8:30 p.m. Supertrain
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Comedy and Music
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Sister Act"
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Sister Act"
Sat. 2 p.m./7:30 p.m. "Sister Act"
Sun. 2 p.m. "Sister Act"  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. Bad Hombres
Sat. 8 p.m. Twice Is Good
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. SoulShine 
Sat. 8 p.m. Stage Left
The Tavern at Penns Park
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Boomerang
Sun. 3 p.m. Neil Diamond Tribute w/ "Cracklin' Diamond" 
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 8 p.m. JJ Rupp. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Sleep Signals, Strange Authority, Silvertung or A Tribute to Pearl Jam w/ the "Ledbetters." Doors open at 7 p.m.  
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Hosted by 
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  
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Lia Menaker
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6:30 p.m.) The Lifters
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. Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Tony Miceli Trio  
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan
Sun. 1 p.m. Bob and Dave
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Yankee Doodle Tap Room
10 Palmer Square Princeton
(609) 921-7500
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Ant Cannuli
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-8469
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Bucks County Storytelling Series w/ DC Benny
Sat. 10 a.m. 15th Annual Tyler Formal Gardens & Landscape Lecture
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Bucks Drama Club Presents: "A Night of One Acts." Doors open at 7 p.m. (FREE event) 


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