"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"
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."
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. AudioPilotAristaeus 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 HumansBill'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 DuFourBroken 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 JollyBucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA (215) 766-7711 Sun. 2 p.m. Bill ThomasBucks 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. QuizzoDacey'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 AndersonEddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Frankford Fitler Sat. 9 p.m. SpringbrookeFlying 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. TriviaFounding 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 ProductionsGreen 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 JessenGrounds 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 TrioHamilton Elks 1580 Kuser Road Hamilton (609) 585-8610 Sat. 12 p.m. Spirit Mediumship Gallery Benefitting the Hamilton Elks w/ Spirit Medium Rich Braconi. $50Hamilton 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 EnsembleHurricane 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 FictionIron 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 BandMagikava 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, SkellyMusic 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 DogsNick'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. KaraokeNottingham 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 FictionPasquale'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. KaraokePatriots 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 BrunchPrinceton Porchfest (Various locations) Sat. Click here for a complete schedule: https://artscouncilofprinceton.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Porchfest-Lineup-2023.pdfPrinceton 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 KnightRose 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 EventSandy's Beef & Ale 2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA (2670 852-2333 Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo Mon. 7 p.m. Music BingoScreamin' 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 Water1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Sat. 7 p.m. Bev & Dan1675 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 WilliamsboyTavern 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 SundaysTGI 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 PocketThe 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 HighballersThe 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 VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. SoulShine Sat. 8 p.m. Stage LeftThe 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 LiftersVANEFRANCODANCE 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 SilversWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan Sun. 1 p.m. Bob and DaveWWFM 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 CannuliZlock 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) Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.