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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/18/23

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/18/2023

Rock On! This Week

"I'm not doing anything important at the moment, I'm just stuck here; I was practicing," laughed a well-rested Roger Earl as he discussed Foghat's forthcoming release, drums, Blues music, condoms and more ahead of the band's May 20 appearance at The Bergen PAC in Englewood, NJ. "I'm leaving to go on the road, we have a new album coming out soon. The album has 10 tracks on there; six or seven originals and three songs that were actually written; did you know that Kim Simmonds passed away recently? Kim and I reconnected back in 1976 and we'd been playing out here and there, we hung out for a while and it was over the last 10 years, seven or eight years or so that we were with the same agency. They managed to pick up Savoy Brown and we've done a number of shows together and when we were making this last studio album, Kim said, "Hey, I'd like to write some songs for you" and I said, that will be great! I said, so long as you're playing on them too! Unfortunately, Kim got ill and he couldn't really get his fingers working, so he sent us the lyrics and a basic outline and we put the music down for the tracks and they turned out better than I could have ever hoped. I miss him already, I was kind of looking forward to spending our late years playing music together but never mind." 

Perhaps best known for their searing guitar licks; or was it their high-powered vocals? Maybe it was the thunderous drums of Earl in songs like "Slow Ride" or the pulse they gave to "I Just Wanna Make Love To You," regardless of what it was, one thing is certain; if you can't have fun at a Foghat show, check your pulse. 

Foghat has raised audiences' heart rates since the early 1970s with their trademark sound; a combination of Blues, Rock, lots of slide guitar and a rhythm section that could bring "Eyesight to the blind" and they have done so as an interchangeable unit and with guests.One of those performers was the aforementioned Kim Simmonds who took to the stage with his buddy Earl a few years back making for a memorable evening for those in attendance at a certain New York City nightclub.

"Under The Influence" was our last studio album and that was a great show you saw at BB King's; we were out supporting that," he recalled with ease. "I listened to the tapes from that show; I love to listen to our live stuff. Our current sound guy has been with us on and off since 1990 I think; '91 maybe or somewhere around there. He's back with us steady again. I love to listen to the shows and make sure everything's sort of in the pocket and rockin' to keep us on our toes."

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"Scott Holt has been with us since February, he was the lead singer of Earl & The Agitators," he continued. "Charlie Huhn retired in January of this year and he didn't give us much notice but that's another story. I think he had some physical issues and some stuff like that and I think he was just getting a bit restrained because he sings at a high register. He's a great singer and a great guitar player; we were together for 19 or 21 years. He decided to retire and now he's running around the world and relaxing. I personally don't want to give up just yet. I've been a rocker for a long time, I'm old and like to rock.The body has a lot to do with it, especially on the drums. I work on my hands, my feet; my big toes are sometimes a bit of an issue.The one on my right foot especially but I have some really good doctors who keep an eye on things, I use stem cell therapy which has saved my life a couple of times; it's my own stem cells. I go down to a place in Florida and it usually takes about two to three months or maybe a bit more before it actually works but it's basically your own body repairing itself and to me it's work and I've done some damage to my body over the years (laughs)."

Not only was Roger hard on his body but he is also known for playing his drums with ferocity as well. He laughed relaying a story from the band's early days involving one of his first endorsement deals.

"I used to endorse Ludwig drums and I'm still good friends with Bill Ludwig but after he left, everything seemed to go downhill for a while but that's another thing. I remember doing an event in '77, '78 or something like that and we were doing some filming and we were talking to a bunch of reporters and guys from Chicago and Bill was standing there and I said, drums; as long as they're round it only matters how you play them and how you tune them and Bill just looked at me and shook his head but it's sort of the truth. I have my own kit but I hardly ever wind up using it because most of our dates are fly-ins. I use a basic, different DW kit every night and it's amazing how well they hold up and sound. I just put new heads on them and tune them to the best of my ability and off I go; I've never gotten any problems. They are great drums; made in America for Americans but foreigners can play them too (laughs)."

Speaking of "Playing," music isn't the only thing they play; over the last decade, they have diversified and have their own line of wine and a condom brand called "Slow Ride." Yes, named after their most requested and best known song; the band says they chose the name after receiving multiple letters from fans claiming their children were conceived while listening to the tune. Earl laughed when he explained how the decision was made to create the line of protection; albeit a short one." 

" You know I think it was my girlfriend, who is also my wife and my manager; she might have been girlfriend at the time and we're OK because we've been together for 25 or 30 years but it's not right to rush things. I think it's not right to rush, take your time. So, yeah, "Slow Ride," Foghat promotes safe sex, there's no rush to anything, it's OK, take your time." 

Taking their time is what they do these days, whether it's touring or making an album; they command their own ship and the speed it travels. 

"When we started recording the "Under The Influence" album; when we record an album, it usually takes three or four years before we finish a studio album because it's not a race anymore. We had done quite a bit and we were about three or four songs short for an album and Scott Holt was down in that studio with me along with Bryan (Bassett) and we needed to write at least three songs and we ended up writing 17 and recording 17. One of them went on that last studio album; Scott Holt is a brilliant singer and guitar player who also played with Buddy Guy for 10 or 12 years or something like that. So, he has got the Blues creds and also if Buddy guy is anywhere near us, I get to meet Buddy; a beautiful man, an absolutely beautiful man. He is so cool and funny, he has a fabulous sense of humor. I remember one time, I went to see him at BB King's in New York when it was still there; that's a shame they shut that down. Buddy was half-way through his set and it was sold out and somebody in the back of the room got up to go use the bathroom I think and Buddy yells out, "Hey! Where you going?" Then they shined a spotlight on the poor guy (laughs)." 

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"One of the things is; Foghat was always in charge of what we recorded, nobody told us what to do or how to do it. We've worked with some great producers and as far as I'm concerned the producer joins the band; Tom Dawes, Nick Jameson, Dave Edmunds were great producers and they joined the band as the fifth member. We always did the songs and the way we did it was, Dave (Lonesome Dave Peverett) would come up with the lyrics and basically, the band would arrange it. We sort of do it that way now; somebody comes up with the lyrics and the band puts the music to it and it is a process that I enjoy; it's fun figuring out where to go by just listening to the words and saying, hold on, I've got an idea for this. So, yeah, it's fun and I love doing it." 

One of the things that has always brought Earl pleasure is music and to hear him talk, he doesn't sound as if he's ever worked a day in his life as he loves what he does and the career he has carved out; having his eyes firmly set on the prize from his earliest days. 

"I think every generation has their music; people complain about some of the more contemporary stuff but every generation has their music. That's the way it should be, it shouldn't be the same way forever. Although, I'm kind of locked into my thing and the way I see things but there again, I have views about American music. Country, Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, Jazz and even Gospel. I love Gospel and sometimes I'll find it on the radio and it's fantastic! I mean, real Gospel where they are singing; I've said this to a number of people, music comes from this country, from the States; all contemporary forms of music, maybe not the Beatles, Stones but they were all influenced by American music, it is the land of music and it is why I live here and why I always wanted to come here. I used to see the Stones when I was growing up in Southwest London and they were great. I was like 16 then and they played Chuck Berry really well, they probably turned me on to Chuck Berry; wait, no, it was Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames. They used to do an afternoon session at The Flamingo and Georgie Flame was playing "Sweet Little Sixteen;" it's funny how you remember shit like that (Laughs). It was on a Sunday afternoon or Saturday afternoon and I was living up in Central London and all of a sudden I was hearing "Sweet Little Sixteen" and I went in there, paid my whatever it was; you had to buy a Coca-Cola or some soft drink and there was Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and they were a great band." 

When a group has had the commercial success of a Foghat and the longevity that comes with it, there are occasionally difficulties introducing new music to older audiences. Earl says they change it up as often as possible while remaining loyal to their fans. 

Rock On! This Week

"No I don't think so," he replied when asked if picking a set list is difficult. "We are playing one of the songs at the moment that Kim wrote for us and we'll probably get two or three more worked in; at the beginning of the year, we go down to Florida and every year we change the set around and put like five or six different songs in that we haven't played before or that we've not played in a while. Now of course we have to play the five or six songs forever and ever "Fool For The City," which is fine; "Slow Ride," "Stone Blue," "I Just Wanna Make Love To You," "Sweet Home Chicago" because people want to hear those but every now and again I need some new songs or I'm learning new old songs. They re-released our first album recently and so I had to listen to that; we've decided to play a couple of tunes off of that so, yeah, something different." 

Then; what does the Bergen PAC hold in store for those attending this Saturday evening? 

"Well, the contract says, "75 minutes" but we usually do about an hour-and-a-half as long as they are OK with the time constraints but we can cut it down to 75 minutes if they have a curfew and if there is no curfew we can play about an hour-and-45-minutes; then the drummer says can we take a break? No, I'm just kidding (Laughs). We have Dana Fuchs on this show; have you ever seen her? She's fantastic! What a voice and what a performer, she is absolutely incredible. In fact, she sang on our last studio album on a couple of songs. She did backup vocals and sang lead on a couple of songs; we're an all-inclusive band, if you're around, we'll put you to work. I like doing that; having different people come and sit in with us can be exciting or at least I think so anyway." 

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That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!

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This week's event listings

ACME Screening Room 
25 South Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 483-523
Sat. 6 p.m. "The Lost Weekend" plus a Q & A w/ May Pang
Sun. 3 p.m. "Queerying Nature"
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/ John Brennan (5 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Jerry Monk 
Mon. 5 p.m. Redbird 
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m.Skyline 
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Colin Duffy
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Yoga
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. Vista Blue
Sat. 7 p.m. AudioPilot
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Matt Kresge
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytelling, Poetic and Spoken Word Open Mic
Fri. (6:30 p.m.) ACP BYOB: Ceramics Night (7:30 p.m.) Listen-in: Interaural Space by Grace Villamil
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 12 p.m. Youth Art Making Day 
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Wed. 6 p.m. SoulShine
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Fri. 7 p.m. Polish Nannies
Sat. 7 p.m. Unleashed
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
Sat. 8 p.m. Chet & Ari
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Sat. 11 a.m. Bordentown Street Fair feat. music by The Successful Failures, (TBA)
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8 p.m. EMO Night w/ "Tell All Your Friends" (FREE event)
Sat. 4 p.m. "Brainfest 10" Benefitting the American Brain Tumor Association. (Live music, comedians) 
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Bourbon 'N Beer
Sat. 5:30 p.m. John D's All Star Band  
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Seriously, Murder?" Author Reading w/ Monica Hoopes
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia
Burlington County Fairgrounds and Pavillion
1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus
(609) 265-5858
Fri. 5 p.m. Lunar Faire: "Fairy Faire"
Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. New Jersey Renaissance Faire 
Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton
(609) 267-9660
Thurs. 4 p.m. Friends Spring Book Sale
Wed. 10:30 a.m. Mr Scott The Music Man
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sun. 3 p.m. Michele Beckum. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Tommy Gooch. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Joey Callahan. $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
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. Shanna In A Dress
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band (8 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ages21+ 
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Lisa Bouchelle (8 p.m.) El Ka Bong (9 p.m.) DJ Jazzi
Sat. 8 p.m. The Soul Cruisers. $15 (Gold & VIP dinner packages available), doors open at 6 p.m. / food starts at 7 p.m.
Sun. (10 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 (7:30 p.m.) Complimentary Dance Class w/ Donna Boyle (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ DJ John Donato. $5
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 259-9797 
Sat. (2:30 p.m.) Alex English (6 p.m.) "35th Anniversary Party"
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Sat. 2 p.m. Meg Russell
Sun. 2 p.m. Larry Tritel
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 213-6734
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.7:30 p.m. Original Songwriters Open Mic (Sign Ups at 7 p.m.) 
Fri. 8 p.m. Fish Out of Water 
Sat. 8 p.m. So Easy
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 7 p.m. Bad Neighbors
Sun. 2 p.m. Pottery "Paint & Eat" Fundraiser benefitting the Mount Holly Recreation Center feat. (3 p.m.) Wounded Souls
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Wed. 10 p.m. "Canvas and Candle" $35 (Create a set of candles and a wooden sign)  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Surprise Surprise
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA 
(267) 685-0725 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Two For Flinching
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 9 p.m. Sara Guttmann
Sat. 8 p.m. Talking In Cursive
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Founding Father's Sports Bar & Grill 
2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 923-1100
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe Castro
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.)
German American Society 
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton 
(609) 585-5200
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Vacation Bingo 
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" (9 p.m.) Never Enough
Sat. 9 p.m. WitZend
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. Country Rogue
Sat. 8 p.m. High Five Swan
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. Carmen Marranco & Bud Belviso
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
Harvest Seasonal Grill (Newtown Shopping Center)
2865 South Eagle Road Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8469
Fri. 6 p.m. Bill Thomas
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.) Elton John Tribute w/ "Yellow Brick Road" $48 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Se7en (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 3 p.m. Ladies, Ladies, Ladies 2000 and Beyond
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hightstown Elks 
100 Hickory Corner Road East Windsor 
(609) 448-9794
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Night 
Hopewell Motors
49 East Broad Street Hopewell
Fri. 5 p.m. Cruise Night (Vendors, live music)  
Hopewell Train Station 
2 Railroad Place Hopewell
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Hopewell Heritage Week Kick-off w/ Square Dance feat. The Long Hill String Band / Sue Dupre
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM: Fransisco (1 p.m.) Winery Catz (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Chris from Rave On
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Robert Ruffis experience
Howe Commons
Main Street Pennington 
Sat. "Pennington Day" feat. (3 p.m.) Pennington Station Band
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.) Flip 'N Mickeys
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Bridge
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Bill & Mick
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. Dueling Pianos
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Radio Fiction 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob O & Ann
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. "Dykotomy" Self-Identified Comedy feat. Kristen Becker. $8 (advance) 
Fri. 9 p.m. Mike Smith Group
Sat. 9 p.m. The Wag, The Successful Failures, Tom Maroon
Sun. 3 p.m. Christine Havrilla, Sarah Peacock
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."Paddy-O" Launch Party Weekend w/ Live Music, DJ Entertainment (5:30 p.m.) Ken Dubman
Fri. (3 p.m.) "Paddy-O" Launch Party Weekend  (4:30 p.m.) DJ Baynice (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (4 p.m.) "Paddy-O" Launch Party Weekend w/ Live Music, DJ Entertainment (9 p.m.) Some Assembly Required
Sun. "Paddy-O" Launch Party Weekend w/ Live Music, DJ Entertainment (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch (12 p.m.) 
Wed. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night"
King George Inn 
102 Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA
(215) 788-5536 
Sun. 6 p.m. Joe (Solo of Joe & Krista) (Takes place in the gazebo/patio behind the inn on waterfront)  
Labyrinth Books Princeton 
122 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 497-1600 
Tues. 6 p.m. Abortion Access in New Jersey: Rights and Realities w/ Amol Sinha and Jackie Cornell. Moderated by Heather Howard
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Charcuterie Class (SOLD OUT check for availability)
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Kricket Comedy Night feat. Buddy Harris, Steve Bickell, Eddie Gallagher. $25 (Online only), doors open at 6 p.m.
Sat. "Car Show and Food Truck Festival"  feat. (11 a.m.) Classic Rewind (2:30 p.m.) Junkyard Dawgs (6 p.m.) Strictly 60's (FIREWORKS at dark). $13 (advance)
Sun. "Car Show and Food Truck Festival"  feat. (11 a.m.) 80s Undercover (3 p.m.) Midnight Electric Blue
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sun. 11 a.m. Kai Gibson Trio
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  
McGuinn's Place 
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence 
(609) 392-0599
Fri. 9 p.m. Backyard Superheroes, The End Times, The Manipulators, Tom Garcia
Ages 21+ 
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. F.F.O.G
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
More Than Q 
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. Sam Ryan
Music In The Square (Village Square Park)
30 Saddle Way Chesterfield
Thurs. 6 p.m. The Successful Failures
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
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.  7 p.m.  Side Hustle
Sat. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch w/ (12 p.m.) Mike & Shanna
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street Princeton 
Fri. 12:15 p.m. Conservatory at Nassau: Music for Flute and Piano
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night   
Sun. 12 p.m. Blue's Bootcamp and Brews
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Cornhole League
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
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. Eaglemania (SOLD OUT check for availability)
Sat. (1 p.m.) Bill Ihling (8 p.m.) Eaglemania (SOLD OUT check for availability)
Sun. (1 p.m.) Sunday Jazz (6 p.m.) Eaglemania (SOLD OUT check for availability)  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "DC Superhero" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. JDuo
Sat. (3 p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Brooke DiCaro
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Thurs. (4 p.m.) Gas Guzzlers Car Cruise Night (7 p.m.)  Trivia
Fri. (6 p.m.) Herb Oakley (9 p.m.) Old School
Sat. 9 p.m. SideArm
Sun. 4 p.m. AJ Slick Band
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623
Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Joe Zook
Sat. 9:30 p.m.80s Undercover
Ages 21+   
Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Sat. 6 p.m. Porch Band
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. 7 p.m. May Game Night
Sun. 1 p.m. Trenton Thunder Ticket Drop w/ Boomer  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Monk & Monk
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction 
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. "Ladies Night" feat.(Vendors, tastings, live music, shopping specials)
Sat. 12 p.m. Spring Music Series feat. Dave Vargo  
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  
Fri. 8 p.m. Spanky's Garage
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
PJ's Pancake House
17 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Fri. 7 p.m. Ernie White
Princeton Country Club
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Live DJ Xtra
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch 
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church) 
50 Walnut Lane Princeton 
(609) 799-0944 
Fri. 8 p.m. Mara Levine / Gathering Time. $20
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton 
Sat. 10:30 a.m. "A Fluid Art Experience" w/ Adriana Groza
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 1 p.m. CMS Kids: Family Concert (For ages 3-6 years)
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Randy Now's Man Cave
119 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 424-3766
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Wesley Stace. $20
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046 
Sat. 7 p.m. Ant Canulli
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Sat. 6 p.m. two For Flinching  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Gina Corso / Geoff Panitierri (9 p.m.) Cara Cartney
Fri. (5:30 p.m. ) Matt Setzer (7 p.m.) Keith Franklin & Catrice (9 p.m.) Jeffrey Faddon Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Patrick & Debra (7 p.m.) Liz DuFour (9 p.m.) (TBA)
Sun. (11:30 a.m.)  Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney
Tues. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Wed. 7 p.m. Drew Nugent 
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. Quizzoholics
Russo's Pub & Italian Restaurant
1302 Monmouth Road Mount Holly
(609) 261-3277
Fri. 7 p.m. The Bilco Band
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
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P
(267) 812-5251
Thurs.7 p.m. Trivia
Shady Brook Farm 
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 968-1670 
Thurs. Trivia
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" Concert feat. Se7en. $12 (advance/online, $15 at door), doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Sat. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) Molly Seger (6:30 p.m.) Tim Fitzpatrick & Todd Fern
Sun. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) Carmen & Jim
Silver Lake Nature Center
1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-1177
Sat. 9 a.m. Bucks County Yoga Fest
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 8 p.m. All Lit Up
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. Tom Tallitsch
Sparky 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. Never Enough
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. Chris & Randy
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly 
(609) 832-0077 
Fri. 7 p.m. Uketronik
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. Customer Appreciation Weekend Bikini Bike Wash by the Stars & Stripes Angels. Ages 21+ (FREE pizza lunch, FREE beer) 
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Nater
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Fatt Mezz 
Stone Terrace by John Henry's
2275 Kuser Road Hamilton  
(609) 581-8855    
Sun. 4 p.m. MCIAFA Honorsd John Scarpati Sr. 
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. Jeanne Morris Band   
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Nova
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. Kate & Bob
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. Chris P
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Mike & Laura
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays
Wed. 7 p.m. Paint Nite "Blooming in the Moonlight" Hosted by Paint with Priya. $35
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. Don Lee
Sun. 1 p.m. James Gedeon
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. 9 p.m. August
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. Ray Coleman
Sat. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066 
Sat. 2 p.m. Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans. $5
Sun. 2 p.m. The Lifters. $5 
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. Supertrain
Sat. 9 p.m. SpareParts
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown
(609) 291-7020 
Fri. 8 p.m. Audio Outlaws
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Sat. 8 p.m. Shed's Kitchen Trio
Sun. 5 p.m. J'MO
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv  
The Morrisville Tavern 
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Promised Land Revival
Sat. 8 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
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 Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Fri. 8 p.m. High Noon
The Roost
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo 
Fri. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Sideways Willy
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Monique and RJ
Sat. 8 p.m. Low Totem 
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Sun. 3 p.m. Shameless
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Mike Getsinger
Fri. 8 p.m. 4*1*3*0 / Metallica Tribute w/ "Obey Your Master" Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Sat. 8 p.m. 80's Crush
Third State Brewing 
352 High Street Burlington 
(609) 387-1620
Sat. 2 p.m./6 p.m. "8th Anniversary Celebration" w/ Radio Fiction
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. "Brews 'n Bugs" Fly Tying Event
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. The Jolly Tinker Trio
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
All Shows 21+
Titusville First Presbyterian Church
4 River Drive Titusville 
Sun. 3 p.m. Hopewell Valley Community Jazz Ensemble. $15 (advance / $20 at the door CASH ONLY)
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
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Fri. 8 p.m. Joe Rebl
Sat. 8 p.m. JDuo
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. The Lifters Duo
Fri. 6 p.m. MG3
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6:30 p.m.) The Conversation
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Brad Staudel
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. Tom Tallitsch Duo / Break Even (Back Bar)
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Modern Mojo
Vince's Pizzeria and Taproom
573 Durham Road Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5418
Sat. 5 p.m. Those Guys
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Wilson's Pub 
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739
Fri. 8 p.m. SoulShine
Sat. 8 p.m. Keep the Change
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina's "Dave Mathews Experience"
Sun. 1 p.m. Erin McAndrew
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Yankee Doodle Tap Room 
10 Palmer Square Princeton 
(609) 921-7500 
Fri. 6 p.m. Eric Daab Trio
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-846 
Tues. 7 p.m. An Evening with Emma Straub

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