“I’m in California in the hills. I just got done my two mile walk while listening to Rachmaninoff,” laughed a jovial, vibrant and very excited JonAnderson as he discussed his upcoming shows with The Band Geeks; the first in the New Jersey area being April 16 in Newark at the New JerseyArts Center.
Anderson rose to fame as the vocalist and front man for the legendary progressive rock band YES and many of the songs he wrote or co-wrote have become engrained in the very fabric of our lives. "Awaken," "Close to the Edge," "Roundabout," "I've Seen All Good People" "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" and so many more have permeated the airwaves, our living rooms and music venues for more than five decades.
No matter the incarnations; Anderson has always and will always be involved with and/or linked to the music, the theatrics and the incredible storied history of YES and now, thanks to a friend; Jon is once again about to breathe life back into the epics and classics he treasures so deeply.
“About a year ago, a friend of mine who works at Sirius sent me a video of these guys playing the Hell out of YES," he began with a laugh. "I was mesmerized by two things, the excitement of the way they played and the fact that they sounded just like YES in the ‘70s; it was amazing and from that moment I started thinking, maybe we should go on tour. So, three months later I called up the bass player, Richie Castellano and said, I love the fact that you love YES like I do; why don’t we go out and do a tour of the epics and the classics? Richie? Are you OK? (laughs) Richie was dumfounded of course and said, “We’d love to, we would really love to!” So, we started rehearsing a couple of months ago via Zoom and then he sent me all the tapes of the recordings and I'm going through each song every day making sure that I can sing it and they're excited to do a short tour and see how it goes.”
The "They" he is referring to are The Band Geeks, a group of seasoned musicians from well-known bands and a podcast called, "Band Geek." What started as an "Audio only" podcast amongst fellow musicians can now be found on YouTube where they perform with a rotating star-studded cast.
The Band geeks are comprised of the aforementioned Castellano (Blue Oyster Cult) on bass guitar, Chris Clark (Brand X, John Entwistle) on keyboards, Andy Ascolese (Kasim Sultan's Utopia) on drums, Robert Kipp (Kashmir) on keyboards and guitar and Andy Graziano on guitar and bass. So, after the initial shock of Anderson's request; were they as excited as he is?
“I really don't know but I just know that he was excited like I was just to say thank you for loving Yes music," laughed Anderson once again. "You know the idea that this band of musicians just sounds like the record and not so much like the record but they sound like YES performing; of course, it sounds like the record at times but they sound just like YES when I remember going out on tour with YES in the seventies. So, we’ve got to start somewhere and we’re excited to do a really good tour, we’ve been rehearsing and that’s the name of the game.”
Many times, when a band's music has been around for a lengthy period and in Anderson's case, they have been performing it for a long time and a new set of musicians respectfully recreates their timeless pieces; it can renew a desire to revisit the past and in some instances, breathe new life into an old friend. When asked if he agreed; Jon was emphatic in his response.
“Just the way they do it; you're darn right, it's like a breath of fresh air to me! I haven't been with YES for quite a long time now and I've done a lot of solo shows with some great musicians like Jean-Luc Ponty; I even did an album, “1000 Hands” with all these amazing musicians and then this happened and I thought, this is perfect in my time of life to actually go out and revisit the classics and the epics.”
“Actually," he continued, "This summer we are going to go on tour with The Academy, which is a group of teenagers who are going to do a tour of Europe doing “Close to the Edge” and all the big famous songs with 16- and 17-year-old really talented guys and girls. It is really amazing and for me it is very much a thrill because, you know you feel younger and the three things that happen; there is hope, joyfulness and gratefulness. Hope they can play it and boy can they play it so darn good. “Heart of the Sunrise,” my God! “Close to the Edge,” my God! I think these kids are really talented and they will move on directly through the music and so on and so on.”
Ah youth and seeing them appreciate the music of YES must be rewarding. Anderson says he has been impressed by the younger generations for quite some time and there are times when he can't help but relish his good fortune.
“Actually, it started about 25 years ago. YES was playing in Philadelphia and backstage after the show there were all of these kids with School Of Rock T-shirts and I said, OK guys; you play rock and roll? They said, “Yes” and I asked; what kind of music do you play? They said, “Frank Zappa and sometimes YES” and I said, oh my God! Then I met Paul Green who was the arranger and the manager of School Of Rock; not the Jack Black “School Of Rock” but the actual school and he said to me; “Would you like to come and work with the kids?” I said, I don’t think so (laughs) and then about a month later he sent me a cassette of the kids playing “Heart of the Sunrise” and they were actually going to L.A. to present a documentary that was made about these kids and it’s a great video. I saw the tape of them playing “Heart of the Sunrise” and I was mesmerized. So, I called him up and I said; When are you gonna be in LA” He said, “In two weeks’ time” and I said, I'll be there and I'll sing it with them and I did (laughs) and I surprised them. It’s hard to believe that was 25 years ago but it was just wonderful to be around and as I say, every time we do a selfie, I'll say; who's that old guy? Hey, that's me! (laughs). I’m 80 next year; I feel young and foolish but I’m writing more music than I’ve ever written in my life and I’m very excited about the future over the next 10 years and so on. I just wrote a song; I have a song that I’ve loved for many years that I've never recorded properly and I sent it to Richie and he made a beautiful rendition of it and we’re gonna perform that in the middle of the show. New songs are like new blood; you know? They’re just like new energy and then you say; maybe we will do an album or that kind of thing.”
“It’s a wonder to behold," he went on, "I remember a story with YES in the late seventies and we were playing in Copenhagen and I felt like the audiences were digging it and the band but I felt we weren't pushing the music at that point as much as I wanted to at that time. I recall waking up a bit confused about it one morning and thinking; is YES music really reaching anybody? I went to the airport with the guys and I went to look for a necklace in this shop and I started looking in the necklace area; since we were on tour, for something like a big sort of shiny something for around my neck sort of thing, as you do (laughs) and this little lady come over and she was an Asian lady and asked if she could help and I said, no, I'm just looking and she said, “No, I can help” and I said, no, I'm just looking but thank you. I had long hair at that time and she said, “You look like a rock and roll person” and I said, yeah, I’m in a band and we’re just going to Sweden and she said, “I have a question for you; do you know Jon Anderson?” I said; could you say that again” She said, “Yes, Jon Anderson; do you know him?” I said, it's me! She nearly fainted and I think that was God saying, you actually touch people all over the world; so, I just stopped mourning. That is a great feeling, it's what I do; you know? I’m out there singing and shopping and people wave and say, Hi and I say; How are you doing? I’m doing fine, thank you. (laughs)”
Along those lines; did he ever think he's still be doing what he loves after all these years?
“That's sweet fantastic; you know? Because I've been doing it since YES started, I've been watching jazz musicians that were famous and they were outstanding and they were still out there doing it and I’d think well, when I get to that age, I'm gonna still wanna do it too; you know? Especially YES music because it is what we created and it was something a little bit different than the norm and we didn't think about wanting to be pop stars until “90125” and then all of a sudden, we became pop stars; which was amazing and then we just kept going.”
According to Anderson, their stage set runs a nice length, “Probably two hours, we're just aiming for around that time; a good two hours of music can really not drive people crazy but just keep them on their toes”and he can't emphasize enough how much he and The Band Geeks look forward to this run of shows; several of which are close to home or here in New Jersey.
Along with April 16 in Newark, there is a New York City show scheduled for April 21 at The Palladium, April 23 at The Santander PAC in Reading, PA and two shows at The Scottish Rite in Collingswood, NJ; plenty of opportunities to satisfy every YES fan.
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. Marc Hoffman Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Mark Sacco (5 p.m.) Jessica Stanley & Stephen Scarafile Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Brian Elliot (6 p.m.) DJ Justin Macellaro Mon. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot Wed.7 p.m. John & TyAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Beth Arnold Gilbert Sat. 7 p.m. Bill ThomasArts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Sat. (10 a.m.) Story Time w/ Jeff (3 p.m.) Opening Reception of Inspired Optimism: Shofed & Zamost Mon./Tues./Wed. 6 p.m. Robeson Film Festival Artworks Trenton 19 Everett Alley Trenton (609) 394-9436 Sat. 12:30 p.m. Weave A Story: A Day of DiscoveryAshlynn Distillery 32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic Night 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 ElliotBordentown City Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown Sat. (10 a.m.) 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Takes place at Northern Community Park) (12 p.m.) Yoga w/ Gina Guillen (Takes place at Old City Hall) Wed. 6 p.m. "American Urbanist: How William H. Whyte's Unconventional Wisdom Reshaped Public Life" (Takes place at Old City Hall)Bowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 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. March Madness Trophy Presentation / First Friday w/ Cara Cartney Sat. 8 p.m. Se7en Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous JollyBucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Poetry Night Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia Candlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. Dylan Band. $20 Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri. 8 p.m. Brian Scolaro. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 p.m. Brian Scolaro. $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/ PaulClub 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. Groove Pocket Sun. 11 a.m./11:30 a.m./ 1 p.m./1:30 p.m. Easter Brunch. $35 (adults / Kids 12 and under $18) 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. Cranston Dean Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Bob Ross "Inspired" Painting Workshop Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. 7 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band Fri. 4 p.m. Happy Hour (8 p.m.) The Nerds (Tickets/Dinner Packages start at $15, doors open at 6 p.m., food starts at 7 p.m.) Sat. 8 p.m. The Soul Cruisers (Tickets/Dinner Packages start at $15, doors open at 6 p.m., food starts at 7 p.m.) Sun.10 a.m. Easter Champagne Brunch. $32.95 (adults / $12.95 children ages 6-12, ages 5 and under FREE) 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 Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Thurs. 7 p.m. Chalk, Talk and Wine Sat. 2 p.m. Sweet Spot 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) Sat. 5 p.m. "Second Saturday" feat. SiriOm Singh and the Soul Warriors Curran’s Irish Inn 1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 245-1800 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 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. Garnet Rising Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson Eddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. (5 p.m.) Dave Beck (8:30 p.m.) SideArm Sat. 8:30 p.m. Mafia Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 9 p.m. Cover Up Sat. 8 p.m. Joanna Caruso Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Forsgate Country Club 375 Forsgate Drive Monroe (732) 521-0700 Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" 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.) German American Society 215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton (609) 585-5200 Fri.7 p.m. "Friday Night Lights" Cruise NightGleason'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.) Swipe Right Sat. (4 p.m.) Casey Welborn (8 p.m.) Rachel & Ty 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. 8 p.m. Sir Rod Sat. 9 p.m. Secret Service Sun. 10 a.m. Easter Brunch Buffet. $31.95 (adults / $14.95 Children. Includes ham/prime rib carving station, buffet, 2-hour bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys) 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. Bud & Gerard BelvisoHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Jeep Meet" Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke Wed. 7 p.m. 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. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party Sat. 8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHightstown Association Park Grant Street Hightstown Sat. 9 a.m. Annual Easter Egg HuntHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Bad Hombres Sat. 5 p.m."Music & Merlot" feat. Catmoondaddy Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz DuoHurricane 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.) Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Kickers Sat. 8 p.m. Meshed Up 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. SoulShine Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night Iron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. (TBA) Sat. 2 p.m. Gigi OnofrioIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Sat. 6:30 p.m. Skippy's Toy John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Thurs. 9 p.m. Sam Session w/ Sam Ryan and Friends 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 Fri. (6:30 p.m.) Adult Easter Egg Hunt Happy Hour w/ music by Chet & Ari (9 p.m.) DJ Bay Nice Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Dan Sun. 9 a.m. Easter Brunch Wed. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night" Labyrinth Books Princeton 122 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 497-1600 Tues. 6 p.m. Leonard Barkan & Leah Whittington Reading Shakespeare Reading Me Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 7 p.m. "Laurita Idol" Adult Semi-Finals Sat. (1 p.m.) Rick Winow (6 p.m.) Dueling Pianos. $20, doors open at 5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Easter Brunch. $58 (adults / $30 children ages 6 -12)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" feat. Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Fayema feat. Marie's Kozy Korner 111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 943-3131 Sat. 8:30 p.m. Never Enough McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night Music Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "Oliver" Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Oliver" Sun. 3 p.m. "Oliver"Naked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project Fri. 7 p.m. Jason Ager Sat. 7 p.m. WURL Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 5 p.m. Trivia Night in Dublin Tues. 4 p.m. "Silent Night" at the Creek Book Drive Wed. 6:30 p.m. Cornhole League / Dungeons & DraftsNew 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. 5 p.m. Stranger Things Sat. 5 p.m. Bunny Barnes Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday JazzNewtown Athletic Club 120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Sat. 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. Mike Gruver Sat. (3 p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Allison LandonNick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 8 p.m. Dueling Pianos Sat. 9 p.m. Bruce Springsteen Tribute w/ "B Street Band" Wed. 7 p.m. KaraokeNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio “Happy Hour” Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Music by The Williamsboy (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis. Sat. 9:30 p.m. Easter Eve '80s Party w/ '80s Undercover 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. 6:30 p.m. Live Karaoke Hosted by RoryOld Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Frank & Mario Sat. 9 p.m. Jay Oliver Duo Sun. 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Brunch Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton 12 p.m. Strolling Spring Bunny / Spring Strolling Music w/ The TigertonesPasquale'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" Pete's Steak House 523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton (609) 585-8008 Fri. 9 p.m. Best Of Clapton 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 Makes 301 North Harrison Street Princeton Sun. 4 p.m. Second Sunday Poetry Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium) Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Alina Ibragimova & Cedric Tiberghien Puss N Boots Tavern 942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 295-8236 Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaRecklesstown Farm Distillery 2800 Route 206 North Columbus (609) 784-8046 Sat. 7 p.m. Dave CudrakRevere Restaurant 802 River Road Ewing (609) 882-6365 Sat. 6 p.m. DC Duo 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.) Wendy Simon Duo (9 p.m.) Jeffrey Fadden Duo Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (7 p.m.) Bob Egan (9 p.m.) Gabriel Tajeu Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Bob Egan (7 p.m.) Bob Egan 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. Aaron Quarterman 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 p.m.) Marc Hoffman Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. QuizzoholicsSandy'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. Dave Vargo & Redbird Flying SoloSecond 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 Fri. Easter "Egg"-Stravaganza Sat. Easter "Egg"-Stravaganza / Breakfast with the BunnySlim's Irish Pub 2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (267) 332-0047 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 Fri. 5 p.m. Coloring The Mind: A Journey Through Neural Pathways. Art by Adriana Groza Sat. 7 p.m. Rick Fiori Jazz Trio 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. Flip-N-Mickeys Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz Wed. 8 p.m. Sight Unseen Spellbound Brewing 10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly (609) 832-0077 Sat. 7 p.m. Too Many KingsSteam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Smooth Sat. 10 p.m. Philly Heart and SoulTara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G Sat. 8:30 p.m. Kenny DubmanTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. After The Flood Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke TCNJ College of New Jersey 2000 Pennington Road Ewing (609) 771-2467 Mon. 10 a.m. Music Major For A Day 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. Bunny Tail Festival feat. (1 p.m.) Brian & Sam Bortnick. $10 (advance) Sun. Bunny Tail Festival feat. (1 p.m.) Barbara Lin Band or Bill Flemer and Friends. $10 (advance) 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. Trivia TGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night Fri. 6 p.m. Ed Ward Sun. 1 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle The Beer Garden and Education Center at Snipes Farm 890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Sat. 3 p.m. Steal Your Face The Birdhouse Center For The Arts 7 North Main Street Lambertville (215) 681-4660 Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community Orchestra The Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch Sun. 10 a.m./4 p.m. Easter 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. Asylum ChoirThe Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. JB Rocks Sat. 7 p.m. The King Brothers Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session"The Five Four Bar & Grill 8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 547-5525 Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam Fri. 9 p.m. Bigg Romeo Sat. 9 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard 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 Fri. 8 p.m. (TBA) Tues 7 p.m. Music Bingo Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Burns-Lynch The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant 882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA (215) 942-4000 Sat. 8 p.m. J'MO The Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9:30 p.m. Bobby Luv Sat. 9:30 p.m. Jah Guide 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. Mike and Jen Sat. 8 p.m. Mikey Jr. 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 Fri. 8 p.m. Steely Dan Tribute w/ "Countdown To Ecstasy" The Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouse Sat. 8 p.m. Underwater Airline Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot DuoThe Tavern at Penns Park 2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA (267) 491-5658 Fri. 8 p.m. Shameless Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 2nd WedThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Donny Rocket. Doors open at 7 p.m. Fri. 8 p.m. Banned for A Day. Doors open at 7 p.m.The Union House 19 East Union Street Burlington (609) 531-6077 Sat. 8 p.m. Three Question Marks Tir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" All Shows 21+ Train Wreck Distillery 25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly (609) 288-6300 Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Murray DuoTrenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street Trenton (609) 392-7188 Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" Trenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" Fri. 7 p.m. "Floral Fusion" A Story of Resilience 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. Greg McGarvey Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6:30 p.m.) Cara Cartney Wed. 5:30 p.m. Russell Norkevich Union Coffee 49 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 460-4637 Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" Tarot Meet-Up w/ Kristina GormanVANEFRANCODANCE 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. Brian Elliot Trio Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz and her Latin EnsembleWitherspoon Grill 57 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-6011 Tues. 6:30 p.m. Keith Franklin JazzWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Jersey Sure CatsWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"Zlock Performing Arts Center 275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-8469 Fri. 7:30 p.m. Rick Estrin & the Nightcats / Mikey Jr. Tues. 12:15 p.m. David Brahinsky and Friends Play Bob Dylan's Blues 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.