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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/6/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 04/06/2023

Rock On! This Week

“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 Jon Anderson 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 Jersey Arts 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.” 



 
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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.”  

Rock On! This Week

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.”  



 
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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. 

To discover more about this short tour and The Band Geeks, please visit Band Geek – Richie Castellano and to read up on Jon Anderson, go to http://www.jonanderson.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. 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 & Ty
Aristaeus 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 Thomas
Arts 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 Discovery
Ashlynn 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 Elliot
Bordentown 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 DuFour
Broken 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 Jolly
Bucks 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/ Paul
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. 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. 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. 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 Night
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.) 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 Belviso
Hamilton 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 Duo
Hightstown Association Park
Grant Street Hightstown
Sat. 9 a.m. Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Hopewell 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 Duo
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.) 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 Onofrio
Iron 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 & Drafts
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. 5 p.m. Stranger Things 
Sat. 5 p.m. Bunny Barnes  
Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz
Newtown 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 Landon
Nick'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. Karaoke
Nottingham 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 Rory
Old 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 Tigertones
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" 
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 Brunch
Princeton 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. Trivia
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Cudrak
Revere 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 Knight
Rose 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. Quizzoholics
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. Dave Vargo & Redbird Flying Solo
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 
Fri. Easter "Egg"-Stravaganza
Sat.  Easter "Egg"-Stravaganza / Breakfast with the Bunny
Slim'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 Kings
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Smooth
Sat. 10 p.m. Philly Heart and Soul
Tara'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 Dubman
Tavern 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 Sundays
TGI 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 Choir
The 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 Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project
Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot Duo
The 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 Wed
The 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 Duo
Trenton 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 Gorman
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. Brian Elliot Trio
Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz and her Latin Ensemble
Witherspoon Grill
57 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-6011
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Keith Franklin Jazz
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Jersey Sure Cats
WWFM 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


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