"Well, I've had a second child," laughed a very upbeat Dana Fuchs before a recent appearance at The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton, NJ. "I've had another baby and I released a new album; It's been a year but we haven't had a chance to tour much behind it because a lot of places are still recovering from the pandemic; so, yeah."
Fuchs, whose straight forward style is as rock 'n' roll as it gets, has not only a new child but a new album, a renewed enthusiasm and is highly motivated to get back at it post-pandemic.
"This is my first time performing in this room so, I hope some people will show up," she laughed. "The new album is called "Borrowed Time" and it's kind of a return to my rock 'n' roll roots; a very Southern Rock type of record and it was a very conscious decision. While writing the demos, I kind of had the Southern Rock idea and we had this producer but it was still during the time of Covid and he's a little older and was a little nervous to have musicians in his studio. Then we found this other guy who was really into what we had and it turned out to be the right move because he immediately heard the demos and said, "This is a Southern Rock album" and he got it and that's where and with whom we went."
"It's 12 tracks," she continued, "I always look back in retrospect when I write but it's also just a reminder that life is short and here we are, we've gotta make the best of it. Enough of the fighting and deep wounds; we're all on borrowed time. Initially, I wanted to have the picture that's on the backcover of the album; that's me sitting on the train tracks in Michigan where we made the record. I was going to have a train superimposed behind me but the record label thought it was too dark so that didn't happen. You know, essentially; I really just took some time off and did some studying and just kind of got my awareness out into the world a bit and that's really what the album is; a collection of stories from around the world including my own of course. So, there's always a piece of me in there but essentially the underlying message is, come on, let's stop all this fighting, all this hate; life is too short"
Along those lines, having a child in today's world is not only a challenge but also downright scary; how does this recent addition to the family affect her touring schedule and more importantly her music?
" You know it makes everything; having a child makes you so much more attuned to what's going on in the world around you; for better and for worse. I think it deepened me, certainly as a human being, it made me a more empathic person. I think that will always creep into my songwriting and like I said, after having my second son in August during the pandemic, I just really took the time while being grounded at home when I was pregnant and having the baby during the height of the pandemic; I just really spent some time learning some things about the world around me and some of the art that I love. Whether it's musical or literature and where that came from and what the stories were; the original stories that inspired it. There's just so much as a parent you get to gain so, I think it's just made me a deeper thinker."
"Definitely not, I don't go out on the road for too long a time now, which is probably a good thing. I think living on the road, I get it and I loved it when I didn't have kids and now I'm being a little more selective and the tour has to make sense so that I can bring them. I think since I had my first son, who is now six; it definitely made the quality of touring better because I got more selective, which ultimately I probably needed to be anyway. When we go to Europe, I take them with me because it's just a lot easier to tour Europe with them and because of the time change, if I keep them on U.S. time and I go on stage at 8 o'clock at night, that's only 2 o'clock in the afternoon to their body so, it's not a stretch. They'll watch the show or play backstage with a babysitter and everybody's happy."
The show at the Lizzie Rose was a "Stripped down" event and something that suits Fuchs just fine but if you ask her; she is more than willing to adapt to any size room.
"Sometimes we do this trio thing, which is what The Lizzie Rose asked for," she explained. "It's Cajon, electric guitar, electric bass, me on vocals or me on vocals and Cajon which is a really fun thing that I started doing. The drums were actually my very first instrument so, it's really been fun to do these stripped down shows where it's still very rock and roll. I've got a tambourine stuck to my foot and I've got drumsticks on a Cajon and the mic. in front of me and I'm having a blast. So, it's me, bass and drums for this show and then for some of the shows, it's bass and guitar and then some stuff we add an organ to the mix. The new album is not so organ heavy, it's really a kind of raw rock record so we haven't been using a ton of organ on the shows to support the new album but I like to mix it up. I like to have bigger shows where I bring my organ player but this time; I've never been to The Lizzie Rose but I'd heard it was a little smaller so they wanted the more pared down band. I love doing those shoes shows too where it becomes very intimate. Every song I've ever written always starts stripped down; you know? I've never written a song yet on all of my albums where it started with a full band. So, it's nice to go back to that and some of the songs have a little more tenderness when you do them this way. Some of them are just more raw and I like it too as a singer and a storyteller because I feel like I can really deliver the story of the song without having to holler over a full band; I just want to slow it down and other times I want that big wall of sound but it's all about the venue. I like when a venue knows, hey, this is gonna be a better set up; It's great."
Fuchs is known for her intense stage performances and potent presence and these days, her act contains some new cover material; perhaps from an unexpected source.
"We usually do about 90 minutes now with maybe a healthy dose of the new album. Honestly, I'II connect with the crowd and let them kind of call that but 90 is close. A few years back, right before the pandemic at a City Winery show, I did a benefit and a tribute to Bob Dylan. I had to do Dylan songs and I did them in this exact context with the same band; me on Cajon, a bass and guitar and I did "It Aint Me" and "Hurricane" and I might throw one of those back in there because I really enjoyed doing those."
To discover more about Dana Fuchs, please visit https://www.danafuchs.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
Adventure Crossing Route 537 Monmouth Road @ I-195 Jackson Sat. 8 p.m. 80s Night w/ "Fast Forward 80s" Sun. 3 p.m. Rob Messina's Dave Matthews ExperienceAll Saints Church 16 All Saints Road Princeton Sat. 7:30 p.m. "Woefully Arrayed" w/ Aura Polyphonica. (FREE event, donations accepted) Al's Airport Inn 636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton (609) 883-5252 Thurs. 5 p.m. Smooth Retsina Glow Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Rob Silvers (5 p.m.) Kindred Spirit Duo Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Mother's Day Brunch w/ Brian Elliot (6 p.m.) Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Wed. 7 p.m. Mark SaccoAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Bill Thomas Sat. 7 p.m. Foo Fighters & Green Day Tributes w/ "Fave Grohl" and "Nimrod" Ages 21+ Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Farawy GuysArm & Hammer Park 1 Thunder Road Trenton (609) 394-3300 Mon. 6 p.m. 30th Season Kick-off Open House (FREE event) Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Sat. 3 p.m. Opening Reception "Form and Foundation: Tributaries of the Mind" feat. Sean Carney & Henrieta Maneva (FREE event) Wed. 6 p.m. "Ivy Inn Night" w/ Guest Bartenders Elizabeth Semrod & Francine Besselar (Takes place at the Ivy Inn Nassau Street) Ashlynn Distillery 32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cecil Sat. 5 p.m. SoulShineBahama Breeze 3535 U.S. Highway 1 Princeton (609) 799-3808 Thurs. 7 p.m. Soular Rhythm Sat. 6 p.m. ZigBailey's Bar & Grille 6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA (215) 946-7992 Fri. 9 p.m. Shot of SouthernBill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Fri. 7 p.m. Curbi & the Sidewalkers Sat. 7 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+Blend Bar & Bistro 911 Highway 33 Hamilton (609) 245-8887 Thurs. 4 p.m. Guest Bartending Event Benefiting the Hamilton YMCA feat. Jack Blair, John Blair, Jay Dugan, Stacy Goss, Jeff Hurley, Frank Lucchesi, Frank Lucchesi Jr., Jill Moyer, (TBA)Blue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotBordentown City Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown Fri. 6 p.m. Justin Lee & Raul Abbad. (Takes place at Old City Hall 11 Crosswicks Street)Bowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Jim Dedrick Trio Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sat. 7 p.m. Maci Miller Trio Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour Bristol Riverside Theater 2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA (215) 785-0100 Tues. 7:30 p.m. "Chicken & Biscuits"Broken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Celtic Heritage Foundation "Charity Night" w/ music by Mike Estabrook Fri. 8:30 p.m. "Flying Circus" Led Zeppelin Tribute Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous JollyBruno's Bicycles, One Sweet Ride 19 South Main Street Allentown (609) 208-0544 Fri. 7 p.m. Shore BetBucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA (215) 766-7711 Sat. 5:30 p.m. Smooth Retsina Glow Bucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Thurs. 5 p.m. (TBA) Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night Wed. 6 p.m. TriviaCadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum) 299 Parkside Avenue Trenton (408) 335-4400 Sat. 1 p.m. Celebrate Mother's Day Weekend: Saturday Tea. $20 (Members/$25 Non-members. Reservations required) Candlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. Lars Haake. $20Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri. 8 p.m. JJ Ramirez. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 p.m. JJ Ramirez. $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/ PaulChesterfield 3rd Annual "Porchfest 2023" (Town of Chesterfield NJ) Sat. (1 p.m.) Finster @17 Thorn, (2 p.m.) The Make Three @7 Sprague (3 p.m.) Chesterhood @ 4 Lathem (4 p.m.) Dread Pilot Roberts @ 21 Sprague (5 p.m.) The Successful Failures @ 141 Recklesstown (6 p.m.) Chet & Ari @ 163 Recklesstown City Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Sat. 9 p.m. Jay Oliver Acoustic DuoClub Atlantis 1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA (215) 944-1777 Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to ImpressClubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke Fri. 6:30 p.m. Strange Brew CrewCOARadio.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. Bobby Mahoney Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Fri. 6 p.m. "Mommy and Me" Canvas Painting. (Recommended for age 6 and up. Fee covers both canvases) Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Fri. 4 p.m. Happy Hour (7 p.m.) FM Party Band and DJ Jazz Dinner Show. $10 (advance, Gold and VIP packages available) (9 p.m.) Sat. 8 p.m. Journey Tribute w/ "Highway Run" Sun. (10 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Mother's Day Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas) $34.95 (Adults, kids ages 6-12 $14.95, kids under age 5 FREE) (5 p.m.) Mother's Day Dinner w/ Lance Reichert. $34.95 (Adults, kids ages 6-12 $14.95, kids under age 5 FREE) Tues. 5 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam (7:30 p.m.) Complimentary Dance Glass w/ Donna Boyle (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ DJ Caesar Cab. $5 Cream Ridge Winery 145 Route 539 Cream Ridge (609) 259-9797 Sat. 12 p.m. "Mom-Mosa" feat. (2:30 p.m.) Bill & Andy Show Sun.12 p.m. "Mom-Mosa" feat. (1:30 p.m.) Chris "Solo" Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Thurs. 7 p.m. Tarot Card Reading & Wine Tasting Sat. 1 p.m. Julia Melita Sun. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes 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 WarriorsCurran’s Irish Inn 1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 245-1800 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Fri. 8 p.m. Ray and Erin Sat. 8 p.m. Eddie Gals 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 Sun. 3 p.m. Skippy's Toy 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. Leading Zero Sat. 8:30 p.m. Last CallEscape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Tues. 6 p.m. KaraokeFicus Restaurant 235 Nassau Street Princeton Sat. 5 p.m. Bon Vivant Show w/ "Vintage Vibe Tribe" Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit Sat. 8 p.m. Joanna Caruso 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 CastroFriendly's 1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville (609) 426-9203 Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night 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.) Little Sister Sat. 8 p.m. Delco Billy 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. 8 p.m. Rondie JamesGrover's Mill Coffee House Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction (609) 716-8771 Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade PrestridgeHalo Pub 4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square (609) 586-1811 Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Orban & Joe Zook 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. TriviaHavana 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.) Van Halen Tribute w/ "Romeo Delight" $25 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Coast To Coast (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 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 DuoHopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-1964 Wed. 7:30 p.m. A Concert to Benefit SAVE w/ "Best Of The Eagles" Hopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) DJ Darius the 1st Sat. (1 p.m.) Just Us (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Modern Rewind Sun. (11 a.m.) Mother's day Brunch (1:30 p.m.) "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Mark Feingold GroupHub 13 13 West Front Street Trenton Sun. 8 p.m. The Amorphus Blob Orchestra, Starjuice, Heavy Flow, Boy Vs Ghost. $15Hurricane 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.) Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) Never Enough Sat. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Angel & Dan Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura FioccoIl 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 OIrish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Sat. 8 p.m. RCJ Duo Sun. 10 a.m./12 p.m. Mother's Day Brunch. $24.95 (Adults, $20.95 for seniors $16.95 kids age 12 and under, age 2 and under FREE) Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo NightIron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Chiola Quartet Sat. 6:30 p.m. (TBA) Sun. 2 p.m. Bob & DaveIron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room 61 High Street Mt. Holly (732) 306-9111 Sat. 6:30 p.m. Wounded Souls John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Fri. 9 p.m. Shaper, Rubix Pube, Mosin Nagant Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Fletchers, Creeping Charlie 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. (5:30 p.m.) Mark Sacco (6 p.m.) Floral Arrangement Class (Reservations Required) Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Radio Fiction (9 p.m.) Alter Ego Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (3 p.m.) "Yappy Hour" on the Patio (9 p.m.) El Ka Bong Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Funday" Mother's Day Brunch Mon. 5 p.m. "Industry Night" Wed. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night" Labyrinth Books Princeton 122 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 497-1600 Tues. 6 p.m. "Period: the Real Story of Menstruation" feat. Kate Clancy with Catherine Clune-TaylorLaurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 7 p.m. "Psychic and Spirit Message Event" (SOLD OUT check for availability) Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing. $9 (advance), ages 21+ Sat. (12 p.m.) Wine & Goat Yoga. (SOLD OUT check for availability) (3 p.m./7 p.m.) John Travolta Impersonator Brian Bergdoll feat. songs from "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever." $20 Sun. 11:30 a.m. "Mother's Day In The Grove" feat. (1 p.m.) Pennington Station Band. $15 (Ages 20 and under FREE)Lillipies Bakery 30 North Harrison Street Princeton (609) 423-2100 Sat. (10 a.m.) Story Time with Jeff (11 a.m.) Princeton Jazz Trio feat. Sara Carson, Otto Trueman and Ashley ChenMagikava 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. 6 p.m. Pennington Station BandMcStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Sat. 9 p.m. All Lit Up Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia NightMusic Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "Viva Las Vegas" Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m "Viva Las Vegas" Sun. 3 p.m. "Viva Las Vegas"Naked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Sat. 7 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd. Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaNassau Presbyterian Church 61 Nassau Street Princeton Fri. 7 p.m. Culture for Understanding & Tolerance Classical Concert Series #3 feat. Collegium Musicum NJ String Quartet Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 7 p.m. Video Game Night Sun. 12 p.m. Mother's Day Brunch feat. (2 p.m.) Michael Trycieckyj Wed. 6:30 p.m. Cornhole LeagueNew Egypt Flea Market Village 933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge (609) 758-2082 Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market Wed. 8 a.m. Flea MarketNew Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Fri. 8 p.m. Leah Marlene with Meaghan Farrell Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz Newtown Athletic Club 120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Fri. 9 a.m. Restorative Yoga Workshop Sat. 10:30 a.m. Mother's Day Glow In The Dark Zumba Sun. 10:45 a.m. Mother's Day Yoga Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. John Thomas Sat. (4 p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Dana Collins ProjectNick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-515 Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Thursday Night "Thunder Cruise Night." w/ Live music and DJ (7 p.m.) Trivia Fri. (6 p.m.) Brian Elliot (9 p.m.) EarCandy Sat. 9 p.m. Dueling Pianos Wed. 7 p.m. KaraokeNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) "Brewing Up Business" Networking Event Sponsored by Burlington-Mercer Chamber of Commerce (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. ArHouse 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 Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Mario & Frank Sun. 9:30 a.m. Mother's Day Brunch Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction "Bourbon & Cigars" $90, doors opoen at 6:30 p.m. on side patio. (Includes one drink, one hand-rolledcigar, one bottle of OTP Whiskey and dinner buffet)Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 5:30 p.m. "Ladies Night" feat. JB Rocks (Vendors, tastings, live music, shopping specials) Sat. 12 p.m. Spring Music Series feat. Strictly 60s 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. KaraokePatriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Sat. 8 p.m. MLC Band 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 Makes 301 North Harrison Street Princeton Sun. 4 p.m. Second Sunday Poetry Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza) 65 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-9529 Sat. 6 p.m. Steve Kramer Quartet (Takes place in the Community Room)Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium) Nassau Street Princeton Sat. 8 p.m. An American in Paris & Harold in Italy w/ Princeton Symphony Orchestra Sun. 4 p.m. An American in Paris & Harold in Italy w/ Princeton Symphony OrchestraPuss N Boots Tavern 942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaRandy Now's Man Cave 119 West Ward Street Hightstown (609) 424-3766 Sat. 7 p.m. Jon Caspi & The First Gun feat. Dez Cadena / The Vibrators V2 feat. Nigel Bennett. $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. (5:30 p.m. ) Joanna Caruso (7 p.m.) CJ Steinway & Olivia Perrin (9 p.m.) Mark Smith Duo Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Alex Otey (7 p.m.) Bob Egan (9 p.m.) Matt Setzer Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Bob Egan & The Keith Franklin Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight Rose Bank Winery 258 Durham Road Newtown, PA (215) 860-5899 Sat. 2 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" Rossi's Bar & Grill 2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 890-2004 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. QuizzoholicsRusso's Pub & Italian Restaurant 1302 Monmouth Road Mount Holly (609) 261-3277 Fri. 6 p.m. Joe of AmptonsSalon 33 794 Alexander Road Princeton Fri. 7 p.m. "Jazz" A Life In Guitar w/ Rob Lanter Sat. 7 p.m. Sustainable Jazz feat. Steve Hiltner & Phil Orr Sun. 7 p.m. Classical Organ Concert and Vocal Choral w/ Jason SteinerSandy's Beef & Ale 2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA (2670 852-2333 Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo Sat. 7 p.m. Timmy Fitz and the Trio Mon. 7 p.m. Music BingoSawmill YMCA 185 sawmill Road Hamilton Sat. Miracle League of Mercer County Spring Concert Fundraiser feat. (3 p.m.) the Williamsboy (4 p.m.) Keith Kenny (5 p.m.) Dakota Leigh. $20Second Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P (267) 812-5251 Thurs.7 p.m. TriviaShady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" Concert feat. Big Whiskey. $12 (advance/online, $15 at door), doors open at 5:30 p.m. Sat. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) Monique & RJ (6:30 p.m.) The E-Miners Sun. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) Bob & KateSlim's Irish Pub 2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (267) 332-0047 Sat. 8 p.m. Leading Zero Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke ContestSmall World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Sat. 7 p.m. BD LenzSparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Sat. 9:30 p.m. Sight Unseen 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. Casey & TimSpellbound Brewing 10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly (609) 832-0077 Sat. 7 p.m. Radio FictionStars & Stripes Harley Davidson 600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA (215) 752-9400 Fri. 5 p.m. Senoritas & Margaritas Bike Night feat. Mikey Jr. Band Steam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA Sat. 10:30 p.m. Fuzzy Bunny Slippers1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Sat. 7 p.m. J'MOTara's Tavern 1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown (609) 286-2300 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Jay Oliver Acoustic Duo Sat. 8:30 p.m. Kenny Dubman Tavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke Temperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich Fri. 7 p.m. Bad Hombres Acoustic 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. Kingston Ridge Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jeff PenqueTGI Fridays 319 US Highway 130 North East Windsor (609) 490-1450 Thurs. 7 p.m. Painting with Priya: Painting Daisies on Wine Bottles or Wine Glass. $35 (Includes 1 wine bottle or 2 glasses, fairy lights (wine bottle only), all paints) 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. Veronica Kole Sun. 1 p.m. Lisa BouchelleThe Birdhouse Center For The Arts 7 North Main Street Lambertville (215) 681-4660 Sat. 3 p.m. Boswell Sisters style Harmony singing workshop w/ Katie Martucci Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" Community OrchestraThe Bog (Cranbury Golf Club) 49 Southfield Road West Windsor (609) 799-0341 Sat. 8 p.m. Guns 4 Hire The Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk (Tavern) / Murder Mystery Dinner "Murder On the Titanic" (SOLD OUT check for availability. Takes place in Banquet Hall) Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (8 p.m.) Journey Tribute Dinner Show w/ "Frontiers" $75 (Includes buffet), doors open at 6:30 p.m. (9 p.m.) Bigg Romeo Sun. 11 a.m. Mother's Day Brunch (Reservations required) Tues. 7 p.m. Danny Lynch DuoThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed The Deck Restaurant and Bar at Bucks County Playhouse 70 South Main Steet New Hope PA Fri. 6 p.m. Thomas Johnston The Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Seamus Kelleher Sat. 7 p.m. The King Brothers Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session"The Federal Twist Vineyard 8 Federal Twist Road Stockton (609) 773-6066 Sat. 5:30 p.m. Sensational Soul Cruisers Sun. 1:30 p.m. Strange Brew Crew 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. The Groove Dudes Sat. 9 p.m. WitZend Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris BenedettiThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Burns-LynchThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. (6 p.m.) Princeton Arts Council Fundraiser w/ Guest Bartenders Elizabeth Semrod & Francine Besselar (10 p.m.) Karaoke The Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 8 p.m. Lights and Shade Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough Sun. 3:30 p.m. Music Bingo Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Comedy and Music Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia NightThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo Fri. 8 p.m. 80s Undercover Sat. 8 p.m. Za Band Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Go Hamm Sat. 8 p.m. Idle WoodsmanThe Tavern at Penns Park 2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA (267) 491-5658 Fri. 9 p.m. Comedy Night feat. Steve Rocco, George Gallo (FREE event) Wed. 7 p.m. Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 2nd Wed The Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Sat. 8 p.m. Alice Cooper Tribute w/ "Zillion Dollar Babies" / Overlord. $13, Doors open at 7 p.m., Ages 21+ Sun. 3 p.m. Mother's Day Dinner Show w/ The Grace Little Band. $75 (Includes 3-course dinner, 1 free mimosa, cash bar) Tindall Road Brewing Co. 102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 526-8651 Sat. 7 p.m. Slugger O'TooleTir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk 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 SweetsTrinity Church 33 Mercer Street Princeton (609) 924-2277 Sat. 4 p.m. Voice Chorale w/ "Fields of Gold" Trinity United Methodist Church 339 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown Sat. 10 a.m. Brunch with MomTriple Sun Spirits 126 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-3057 Fri. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman Sat. 8 p.m. Two For FlinchingTriumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location) 400 Union Square New Hope, Pa. (215) 862-8300 Sun. 3 p.m. Aaron QuartermanUnder The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Fri. 6 p.m. Greg McGarvey Sat. (12 p.m.) Jerry Monk (6:30 p.m.) Russell Norkevich Mon. 5:30 p.m. Tony Alosi Wed. 5:30 p.m. Russell NorkevichVANEFRANCODANCE 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. $18Vault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Tom Trovas Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz and Her Latin EnsembleWildflowers Inn 2572 Pennington Road Pennington (609) 773-239 Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob SilversWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt Sun. 1 p.m. Jersey SurecatsWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The BluesYankee Doodle Tap Room 10 Palmer Square Princeton (609) 921-7500 Fri. 6 p.m. Ant CannuliZlock Performing Arts Center 275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-846 Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Cultural Streaming Series: "Tribute to Miles Davis" 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.