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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/2/24


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/02/2024

Rock On! This Week

"I'm doing good, I took a little stroll around the neighborhood to clear my mind a little bit  because it was South by Southwest this past week and there is a lot of stuff going on."

West Point, Mississippi, a town immersed deep in the Delta, home to Blues, Gospel and birthplace of singer, songwriter, rocker JM Stevens. Currently, Stevens calls Austin, Texas home and often finds himself discovering those southern roots; even if he doesn't know it. 

"Oh sure, that's the first music I ever remember hearing," he said with what would become a familiar laugh. "I heard a lot about Howlin' Wolf growing up because he was from the same area I'm from and it's still some of my favorite music to put on. "Moanin in the Moonlight" is probably one of my favorite albums; God it's so good. The recordings, I'm inspired by the productions and the album stuff that Sam Phillips did, he was so ahead of his time and if you listen to "Blue Moon" by Elvis, that vocal effect then; it sounded like it was comin' from Mars which is a whole other thing and I've just always been enamored by that Memphis and Southern stuff. I think it's just kind of by osmosis (laughs), you just kind of soak it up without realizing it. I work with other bands in the studio a lot and always get inspired by working with other musicians and my peers around here. There are so many great  players here and you get a little something from everybody you run across and meet in the music world. I try to make it all come out my own way though."

We will see what he "Got" on May 2, May 3 and May 4 when he visits Krough's Restaurant & Brew Pub in Sparta, Boonton Coffee Co. in Boonton and Flounder Brewing in Hillsborough, NJ, in that date and order but to understand the man whose latest release is called "Nowhere to Land," one must understand; it hasn't always been easy. 



 
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"Well, I was in a horrific train and car collision when I was 16 years old and things were really out of my control from that point. I broke every damn bone in my body. I got my first guitar when I was seven or eight and I still have that thing and it's a '61 Epiphone Serranto that one of my dad's buddies gave to me and I didn't really even know what I had (laughs). Me and my brother abused that guitar when we were younger because we wanted things like Flying Vs; it's a hollow body that kind of looks like a 335 but once I got to Austin, I took it up to One World Music which used to be a vintage guitar shop here and they were like, "That's a '61 Serrento" and I thought, OK, I'm gonna get that fixed up and now I have it back in action. I started on piano but I remember specifically that I wanted to learn "Hurts So Good" by John Cougar and I wanted to play guitar, so I switched over (laughs). I wish I had stuck with the piano lessons a little longer though; that should lay it all out there for ya' (laughs)."

"Nowhere to Land" is his second solo album to go along with some successes earlier in his music career with another band and like so many others, COVID forced him to adapt to a new recording style.

"Nowhere to Land" was written during COVID because, you know, everybody had a little time on there hands," he laughed. "I wrote a lot of songs during that time; I guess that's what happens when you sober up a bit. I was sitting around; "What else am I gonna do? I'm gonna sit here and try and crank out songs and record them;" I don't know, those just fit together to me for whatever reason. I don't question it too much, they just worked together and I rolled with it. I recorded those a little differently than I did before because I couldn't get everyone in the studio together, I cut everything to a loop and cut it with guitar and acoustic live because I'd also been out playing those songs like that and so I'd cut them like that and figure out who I wanted to bring in to vibe up over it and it worked and it was an enjoyable way to make a record; in fact, I'm almost done with another one (laughs). I'm just trying to keep constantly recording, that's what I wanna do."

"As a solo," he continued, "I have two. I've released a couple of singles since then but my previous band, Moonlight Towers had four or five albums since the early 2000s. We had a couple of songs that Little Steven played a lot and still does. I told Wendy (PR Wendy Brynford-Jones), she should send him the new stuff, maybe he'll remember me (laughs)."

So, What's with the title? Stevens responses were deliberate, yet honest.

"Being a divorced, middle-aged man trying to figure out what the hell was going on (laughs). I don't know, it was just a feeling of trying to find your place in the world; I guess it's a constant search. It lept out to me, I'd written a song called "Nowhere to Land" which I think is track five and I think the melody and feel of it kind of encapsulated the whole of the thing.I think I'm tapping into my southern roots more on this record; when I was young, I wanted to hide and run from them. When I moved out here, I kind of felt out of place and wanted to fit in but I just don't care anymore. I just really locked in on playing acoustic and making the songs work with just that.They had to pass that test for me and be able for me to feel like I could stand behind them so if I was playing them by myself in front of an audience, I needed to know they'd work. Previously, I always thought the other way, well, the band will make it rock and I think that had a lot to do with how I approach things now."

With the April release of the new record and the tour in progress; what can New Jersey expect at the three shows he's booked here? 



 
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"I hit the road in April, I did a few shows at South by, usually I do like eight shows but I took it light this year and only did two. I had my official showcase, I was sandwiched between two loud bands and I showed up with a guitar and my harmonica (laughs). The album came out April 12, a single called "Cherry Sunburst" came out on April 22."

"My shows are going to be solo acoustic," he explained. "I may bring an electric guitar along for some total variation but yes, they will be solo because it is doable right now; it's tough taking a band on the road, it's even harder than it used to be and I can make this work. I'll be playing the whole new album, a lot of songs from my last album, I'll do a lot of new material because I'm constanyly writing. I tend to do a lot of writing on the road because you're living in that moment, you're in the capsule of time, traveling and playing and for me at least, my head really gets into that space. So, if I'm driving, I'm thinking about songs and when I get to the hotel room I'll crank some stuff out and I'll usually try and play some of those on the spot during a tour if I write something. I figure I'll save myself six months of practice if I just play it live once (laughs); you play it in front of people you figure out what works real quick. I do also do some covers, I've got a gaggle of covers that I can pull from depending on the moment. I won't be doing "Hurts So Good" (laughs). I probably should but I am doing "Right Down The Line" by Gerry Rafferty, a lot of people love that song; that melody just kills me, it's a beautiful song." 

To discover more about JM Stevens or purchase tickets to any of this week's shows, please visit https://jmstevens.net/ .

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


Abbott Marshlands
157 Westcott Avenue Hamilton
Sat. 1 p.m. Rain Barrel Workshop
All Saints Church
16 All Saints Road Princeton
Wed. 7 p.m. Westminster Choir
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. JTROX Duo
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. Skyline
Amari's Restaurant
3440 South Broad Street Hamilton
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Paint, Sip & Eat w/ Sarah Heil Custom Art. $55 (Includes supplies, dinner, BYOB)  
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Sat. 4:45 p.m. 3rd Annual Human Horse Race and Kentucky Derby Party
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. Nick Mich
Sat. 7 p.m. Slim & the Perkolators
Sun. 3 p.m. Ryan Sab 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Fri. 5 p.m. Gallery Opening: Making Do 
Sat. (10 a.m.) Musical Minds for Ages 9 months to 2 Years (10:30 a.m.) Musical Minds for Ages 3 to 5 Years (11 a.m.) Princeton Art Bazaar
Wed. (10 a.m.) Musical Minds for Ages 9 months to 2 Years (10:30 a.m.) Musical Minds for Ages 3 to 5 Years (7 p.m.) Jersey Art Meet-Up
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Justin Love
Sat. 7 p.m. Kevin MacIntire "Elvis" The music of Elvis and Sinatra
Sun. (11 a.m.) Yoga & Drinks (3 p.m.) Cecil & Troy Cain
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Dan Murphy
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Sun. 11 a.m. Cinco de Meow-O
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo 
Blend Bar & Bistro   
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887
Sat. 11 a.m. Billy Briggs Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Run   
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20
 
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Meet The Beetle Pie. $21, doors open at 6 p.m., ages 21+ 
Boro Bean 
9 East Broad Street Hopewell 
(609) 466-6681 
Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott 
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Fermenters
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.)Bill Avayou Trio (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Ryan Mayersky
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour 
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Mon. 7 p.m. The Chisel, Homefront, (TBA). $25 (advance), doors open at 6:30 p.m., ages 18+
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Bill Ihling
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Sister Blue
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
Burlington County Fairgrounds and Pavillion
1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus
(609) 265-5858
Sat. 11 a.m. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton 
(408) 335-4400 
Sat. 12 p.m. "Clubbing In The Park" A Soulful Gathering
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Jerry Weldon. $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
Chesterfield Inn
633 Chesterfield-Arneytown Road Chesterfield
(609) 298-1917
Sat. 9 p.m. ArHouse
Club Atlantis
1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 944-1777 
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco 
All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to Impress
Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing 
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Ernie White
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Ladies Night"
Fri. 8 p.m. Max Rogers
Sat. 8 p.m. Acoustic Brew
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band
Fri. 7 p.m. '80s Night w/ "Basic Cable"
Sat. 8 p.m. Quatro Night Club Event
Sun. "Cinco de Mayo" w/ Se7en Band / DJ Paul Desisto  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 1 p.m. Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses feat. Jim Nelsen
Sun. 2 p.m. Kat Rivers
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 
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. Dan Galvano
Fri. 8 p.m. DTown Outliers (Album release party). $10 (advance)
Sat. 8 p.m. Steal Your Peach. $20 (advance) 
Sun. 12 p.m. Plant Swap & Sale
Wed. 6 p.m. Craft & A Cocktail: Ceramic Shelf Workshop. $50
Dockside Bensalem 
3330 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 520-7184
Thurs. 1 p.m. "First Anniversary Ribbon Cutting & Deck Opening" w/ Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce
Sun. 11 a.m. "Gilmore Girls" Trivia Brunch
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Fat Mezz
Sat. 8:30 p.m. SideArm
Sun. 3 p.m. Porch
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA 
(267) 685-0725 
Fri. 8 p.m. Mr. Nice Guy
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Noah Richardson
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Thurs. 8 p.m. DJ entertainment
Sat. 9 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd
Sun. 3 p.m. Cinco de Mayo 
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" Mommy and Me Chocolate Painting Class
Sat. 5:15 p.m. Q & A w/ Heather MacDonald
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.)
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.) Flip n' Mickeys
Sat. (12 p.m.) Music Bingo Brunch (4 p.m.) Casey Welborn (8 p.m.) Electric Beach
Sun. 3 p.m. Cinco de mayo Party w/ DJ Dangeruss
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 
Thurs. 6 p.m. LJ Hall
Fri.  8 p.m. Amanda & Teddy
Sat. (4 p.m.) Kentucky Derby Party (8 p.m.) Brian McConnell
Sun. 12 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Brunch Party
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton
(609) 586-0616 
Sat. 9:30 a.m. Wellness Walk
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Sat. 11 a.m. Live Acoustic Music feat. (TBA)
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge 
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square 
(609) 586-1811  
Sat. 7 p.m. Kevin & Michael Toft
Halo Pub (Fete) 
9 Hullfish Street Princeton 
(609) 921-1710 
Sat. 6 p.m. Charles Laurita & the Mischief
Hamilatte Cafe
1971 Route 33 Hamilton
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Saturdays Hosted by Sheli Monacchio feat. Frank Pinto & Richie Z 
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sat. 11:30 a.m. Cinco de Mayo Weekend feat. (8 p.m.) Karaoke
Sun. 11:30 a.m.Cinco de Mayo Weekend
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Sat. 9 a.m. Spring Book Sale
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.) "Bell Bottom Blues" Eric Clapton Tribute. $25 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (3 p.m.) Fraser Duo (8:30 p.m.) Buzzer Band (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Steve
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
Sat. 2 p.m. Kentucky Derby Party
Hopewell Valley Golf Club
114 Pennington-Hopewell Road Hopewell
(609) 737-1199
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Trivia hosted by jack furlong
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Bad Hombres
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM (1 p.m.) Deb & Mike (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Catmoondaddy
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Midnight Masqueraders
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. 
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Mikey Jr
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 
Sun. 12 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Party & Patio Opening
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Cari McKay
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob O & Anne
Ivy Tavern
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke 
All shows 21+    
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Fri. 7 p.m. Mike Smith Group
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) 
Tues. 9 p.m. Justin Howl
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. Miracle League Guest Bartender Night
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Lofash (10 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (11 a.m.) Mini & Me Royal Tea (6 p.m.) Kentucky Derby Watch Party (7 p.m.) Anger Management (10 p.m.) DJ Dom
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday Cinco de Mayo" Brunch / Cinco de Mayo feat. (1 p.m.) DJ Dan
 Mon. 6 p.m. Paint Your Pet's Portrait 2
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Wine & Bundt Cakes. $35
Fri. 7 p.m. Elvis tribute w/ Don ANthony. $20
Sat. "Cinco de Mayo and Jeep Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Rangers Nouveau (2:30 p.m.) Pennington Station (6 p.m.) Dockside. $13
Sun. "Cinco de Mayo and Jeep Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Strictly '60s (3 p.m.) Shore Bet
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 6 p.m. Lambertville Jazz
Fri. 7 p.m. Courtney Sappington Trio
Sat. 7 p.m. Scott Mcallister Trio
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Kate baker Duo
Wed. 6 p.m. James Popik
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" 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night   
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000 
Fri. 6 p.m. Bill Thomas
Sun. 3:30 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Party
Marcello's Coal Fired Restaurant/Pizza/Bordentown
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 298-8360
Wed. 7 p.m. Wooden Flip-Flop Tray Paint & Sip
McManimon's Pub
151 Liberty Street Trenton 
(609) 393-9023
Sun. 3 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Party
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. Surprise Surprise
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night 
Mercer County Park (Boathouse at Mercer Lake)
334 South Post Road West Windsor 
(866) 683-3586 
Fri. 6 p.m. "Evening of Chance" Benefitting the Special Olympics
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Twist & Writhe, Paperback Tragedy, Reno Avenu
Wed. 9:30 p.m. Jimmy-N-Johnny Acoustic
Mill Street Music
32 Mill Street Mount Holly 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Jason Ager, Loose Panic, The Azures
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Tuck Everlasting"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m.  "Tuck Everlasting"
Sun. 3 p.m.  "Tuck Everlasting"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana's S#%t Show
Fri.  8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 7 p.m. Joe & Krista
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch w/ (1 p.m.)  
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
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 
Fri. 8 p.m. Michael McDermott
Sat. (5 p.m.) Jack O'Leary (8 p.m.) Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche 
Newtown Athletic Club 
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA 
(215) 968-0600 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Country Line Dancing
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Star Wars" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Fly On The Wall 
Sat. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 4 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. (6 p.m.) Mike McCullough (9 p.m.) Fish Out of Water
Sat. 8 p.m. Plush 
Sun. 4 p.m. Nothing 2 Prove
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Nomad Distilling Company
20 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623
Thur. (7 p.m.) Rock On Radio Happy Hour Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Music by Bud & Carm. (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Deep Release
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
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Rory
Sun. (1 p.m.) may Market (2 p.m.) Bluegrass Jam
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Sat. 2 p.m. Porchfest and Pig Roast feat. (5 p.m.) Men of Horses
Sun. (10 a.m.) Brunch / Cinco de Mayo feat. (12 p.m.) Radio Fiction (3 p.m.) Modern Mojo
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction  
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Sun. 3 p.m. Downtown Derby: Race for a Cause
Pasquale's Sports Bar 
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
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. Michael Patrick
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial                                                             
1 Memorial Drive Trenton 
(609) 984-8400
Fri. 3 p.m. BTS Dance Competition 
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Pete Tonti & Friends
Picture Perfect Affairs
76 High Street Mount Holly
Fri. 7 p.m. First Friday Lyrics To Go Open Mic and Showcase
PJ's Pancake House
17 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. "Barnegat Lighthouse Paint n Sip" w/ Village Arts
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road Plainsboro
Fri. 7 p.m. Jazz Appreciation Concert Series feat. James Popik and JP4 (Takes place at Market Square Plaza across from library) 
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 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jazz Night  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs.7 p.m. Cara cartney
Fri.7 p.m. Len Piero
Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave DalesDuo
Roebling Museum 
100 2nd Avenue Roebling
(609) 499-7200 
Sat. 11 a.m. Roebling Bike Ride: Destination Columbus 
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899
Sat. 1:30 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. Jack O'Leary  
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
Saint Mark United Methodist Church  
465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-1286
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Wieszczek 
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 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" Concert feat. Pennise Family Band. $12 (advance/online, $15 at door), doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Sat. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) AudioPilot (6:30 p.m.) JB Rocks
Sun. "Party On The Patio" feat. 2 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 8 p.m. Shameless
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil 
Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke Contest
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 7 p.m. BD Lenz
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. Bev & Dan 
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Sat. 10 a.m. Shameless
Starving Artist Cafe
18 Bridge Street Stockton
Sat. 2 p.m. Bill Ihling
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Kev
Mon. 6 p.m. Sip 'n' Shop
1675 Spirits 
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Thurs. 8 p.m. Kings Highway Comedy Presents: Jake Mattera. $20
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. Mike Ranone 
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. T-Bone Jam
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 
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. "Kit Day Weekend Music Series" feat. Meghan Carey
Sun. 1 p.m. "Kite Day Weekend Music Series" feat. Tookany Creek
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ DJ Burn
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  
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 
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. El Ka Bong
Tues. 6:30 p.m. "I Love My Mom" Paint w/ Priya Paint Night. $45 
The Deck Restaurant and Bar at Bucks County Playhouse
70 South Main Steet New Hope PA
Sun. 4 p.m. Just Jeff 
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
Sat. 7 p.m. Popik & Stewart
Sun. 2 p.m. Thomas Johnston 
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066 
Fri. 5 p.m. Jon Beacher
Sat. 2 p.m. Mike Montrey Trio. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. 12 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ Phase 3.  $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
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. All Lit Up
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Sat. 9 p.m. The Deuce Brothers 
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Iron Mike
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Slick
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv 
Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown 
The Morrisville Tavern 
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Little Sister
Sat. 8 p.m. Kens Gold
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Thurs. 8 p.m. The Janis Joplin Experience. $45.34
Fri. 8 p.m. '90s Rockfest. $40.10
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. A Tribute to Tom Petty. $40.10 (The 8 p.m. show is SOLD OUT, please check for availability)
Tues. 7 p.m. Workshop: Guitar Fundamentals w/ Tom Farrell. $64 (SOLD OUT please check for availability
Wed. 2 p.m. Hammerstein: Stories & Songs. $24.39
The Penguin Rocks (24 Hour On-Demand Music/Radio)
www.thepenguinrocks.com 
Mon. -  Fri. "Radio Jersey" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Classic Jersey" Hosted by Gary Wien
Sun. - Sat. "Beyond The Palace" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Danny Coleman's Rock On Radio" feat. 15th Anniversary Show Recap
Sun. - Sat. "From The Basement" Hosted by Mike Marrone
Sun. - Sat. "Deuce Radio" Hosted by Matt Barker
Sun. - Sat. "Altrok Radio" Hosted by Sean Carolan
Sun. - Sat. "Lighty's Corner" Hosted by Gary Wien 
Sun. - Sat. "The Troubador Show" Hosted by John Godfrey
The Roost
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala 
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. John Thomas
Sat. 8 p.m. (TBD)
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Sun. 3 p.m. Shameless
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic  
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Fri. 8 p.m. Rob Messina's Dave Matthews Experience Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 8 p.m. Modern Mojo
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (8 p.m.) Retroglyphs
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch 
ThunderBowl Lanes NJ
423 east main Street Wrightstown
(609) 723-7914
Wed. 7 p.m. Bike Night Drawing
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+
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
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
Sat. 12 p.m. Jerry Monk 
Union Coffee
49 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 460-4637
Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" Tarot Meet-Up w/ Kristina Gorman
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Thurs. 6 p.m. Gene Shepherd
Fri. 7 p.m. Tom Trovas Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Trio
Mon. 6 p.m. Quizzo 
Vault Smoke House
19 West College Avenue Yardley, PA
(267) 907-8550
Sat. 12 p.m. Crafts & Craft Beer
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Whitehill Mansion
217 Fourth Street Fieldsboro
Fri. 7 p.m. Investigation of the Whitehill Mansion Benefitting "Because Life Happens" Recovery Center. $70, ages 18+
Wildflowers Too
255 Route 156 Yardville
(609) 585-5483
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker Night
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 a.m./7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-846 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Bucks Drama Club Presents: A Night of One Acts
Tues. 7 p.m. Bucks jazz Band "Spring 2024"


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