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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/23/24


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/23/2024

Rock On! This Week

"I'm near Dallas Fortworth Airport; only about 15 minutes from there," began guitarist Bud Whittington of the "Sort of" recently formed band, Texas Scratch.

"Texas Scratch" is the name of the album but it's become the name of the band as the band exists," he continued. "Jim and I live close together, he lives 30 miles from me in Dallas and we see each other quite often but Vince lives in Denver these days and hopefully, maybe this Spring when everything clears up a little bit, we can get out and play a little bit. It was the original guy in New York who recorded this thing who called it "Texas Scratch" because I've got this song I contributed to this thing called, "I've Got The Itch But I Ain't Got The Scratch" and he said, "So, let's call it "Texas Scratch" and I said, "Why would that be?" He goes, "Well; doesn't scratch mean money?" I said, "Well, I guess it could be construed that way" and that's how that got going." 

Whittington, who has 15 years of playing with John Mayall on his resume and his friend, the aforementioned Jim Suhler,  a long time member of George Thorogood's Destroyers, along with guitarist and also previously mentioned Vince Converse teamed up to form this unit which also utilizes fellow Destroyer Jeff Simon on drums and former Savoy Brown bassist Nathaniel Peterson in the studio and previous live performances.

With that many heavyweights in the Blues music realm and a slew of quality recording studios in Texas; why did they come here, to Jersey to record the record?  



 
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"I was with John Mayall until around 2008 and it was a wonderful time of my life; you can only get what you can get when you can get it; you know what I mean? It was a wonderful 15 year period. I got to play with all of my heroes and see the world; at the time we had a three year old and an infant and I said, "Hey babe, I'm hitting the road with John Mayall (laughs)" but everything worked out fine, my house is paid off and both kids are grown so we must've had some success." 

"Yes," he went on, "Simon plays with George Thorogood also and so does Jim and we came to Jersey to record the album," he started slowly and with a laugh. "We jumped in Jim's van one night and took off for Dover, NJ and went to a place called Showplace Studio which is an unusual little place; it's half strip bar and half recording studio (laughs). There was a poster on the wall that Leslie West had signed and it said, "The Showplace, best sounding room, worst looking girls." When told that all they needed were whiskey and cigars; he continued, "You probably could've found both if you looked around a little bit."

Interestingly enough, the current record isn't really that "Current" as the "New"  album was actually crafted in the past.

"It has been so long ago, it's hard to remember every detail but Arnie Goodman in New York had Blue Storm Records and he had been working with Vince Converse on the Peter Green tribute album called, "Rattlesnake Guitar" and Vince had been recording with Ben Elliott in the studio and Ben sadly passed away before the album came out and Nathaniel Peterson has also crossed over too and we knew him from playing with Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown and we just jumped in Jim's van, drove up there and started recording and then the album never did get completely mixed and it was put on a shelf; we did this in 2009 so, it's been 14 or 15 years. It was picked up by Bruce Quarto and Mike Carden at Quarto Valley Records and they've done a really good job of getting it out there for the people to see and hear; we're just happy to see it finally getting a little attention because we were actually sort of young men when we did it (laughs)."

When you bring this many talented guitarists together; how did they decide on the material? 

"We all wrote two or three songs for the album; I think I had two plus a cover from a local guy down here in Texas who you might have heard of in the early '70s; Johnny Nitzinger. He had an album called "Nitzinger" and there is a tune there called, "Louisiana Cock Fight" and he was a big hero to us aspiring guitar players back then and we threw that in as kind of a hat tip to him. I also had "Texas Trio" and "I've Got The Scratch." Those were my tunes and Jim had "I'd rather Be Lucky Than Good" and "Showdown" and another one. Vince had a King Solomon Hicks cover and three others. We got there and started playing around with them and did the basic tracks and got that all together before we headed for home and then Jim worked on them some when he got back to Dallas. He had his keyboard player come in and do some Hammond overdubs on it and a little bit of background vocals but it's mostly just the three of us and Jeff and Nathaniel."



 
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They waited more than a decade to release the record but Whittington says it won't be that long before they hit the stage. 

"We've done a couple of shows here locally in Texas and we'll see what happens; we'd like to get out and do some gigs behind it. Jeff I think is up for being in it with us and I've been working lately with my bass player from my local band and we have Jim's Monkey Beat band, his drummer Beau Chadwell. Once everything settles down and everybody is up for it, we're gonna get out and get some gigs going." 

To discover more about "Texas Scratch," please visit https://quartovalleyrecords.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


Ace Cafe New Hope
15 Market Place New Hope, PA
Sat. 9 a.m. Cars and Coffee 2024 
Sun. 10 a.m. Harley Owners Cruise 
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. AudioPilot
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Redbird
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Jerry Monk
Mon. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. Nick Crocker
Sat. 7 p.m. Low Totem 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
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
Wed. m7 p.m. Jersey Art Meet-Up
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Sara & Tamer
Sat. 7 p.m. Billy Futrell
Sun. 3 p.m. Cecil & Troy Cain
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Fri. 7 p.m. No Way Out 
Sat. (7 p.m.) Thrown Together (10 p.m.) DJ VNLA
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
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 
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. Dave Dales Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Maci Miller Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou Trio (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Sam Ryan
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. A Rush Tribute Experience w/ "A farewell To Kings" $18 (advance), doors open at 7 p.m., ages 21+
Sat. 4 p.m. "Brainfest" Benefitting American Brain Tumor Association feat. Wheatus, Alright Junior, Froggy, Erin Fox & the Hounds, Desoto Jones, Thieves in Regalia, Seraiah Nicole. 
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 
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton 
(408) 335-4400 
Sat. 12 p.m. Yoga In The Park 
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Bill Schilling.  $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Mike Keegan. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Mike Keegan. $26.50, Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul
Club Atlantis
1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 944-1777 
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco 
All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to Impress
Clubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing 
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Fri. (6 p.m.) Magician, Mentalist, Tarot Card Reader Matt Swanson (8 p.m.) John Thomas
Sat. 8 p.m. Sam Ryan Duo
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Midnight Sun TTL
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Soul Cruisers. $15 (Dinner and VIP packages available)
Sat. 8 p.m. The Verdict
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sat. 1 p.m. Aaron Quarterman 
Sun. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes 
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
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Rewind
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. The Kels
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Dylan's 83rd Birthday Celebration w/ The Manatees & Friends. $10 (advance)
Sat. (1 p.m.) Craft & A Cocktail: Ceramic Pipe Workshop. $65 (8 p.m.) Steal Your Face. $10 (advance)
Sun. (1 p.m.) Acoustic Jam Circle ($10 suggested donation) (4 p.m.) Drum Circle ($10 suggested donation) 
Wed. 7 p.m.  DBums Hootenanny: An Open Mic of Music, Comedy & Spoken Word Hosted by Michael Henry Robert
Dockside Bensalem 
3330 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 520-7184
Fri. 2 p.m. "Feel Good Friday" feat. a LIVE Broadcast by Nicole of WXTU
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Mojo Channel
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Little Sister
Sun. 3 p.m. Nothing2Prove
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 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Fri. 6 p.m. Season Opener w/ Gypsy Joe Alves & Groove Prophet
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Thurs. 8 p.m. DJ entertainment
Fri. 9 p.m. Night Magic
Sat. 9 p.m. 44 Fridays
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Sun. 12 p.m. Memorial Day Pool Party and BBQ
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 (9:30 p.m.) Karaoke
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Steal Your Face
Sat. (12 p.m.) Music Bingo Brunch (4 p.m.) Casey Welborn (8 p.m.) WitZend 
Tues. 7 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. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Sat. 8 p.m. Ava & Joe
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. Jerry Monk & Joe Kramer
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 
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.) A CSNY Tribute w/ "Wooden Ships" $30 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (3 p.m.) Fraser Duo (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Steve
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
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.) The Jackalopes
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (1 p.m.) Madison & Mikey Delucia (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Just Us
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
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
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiocco
Il Portico Ristorante 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 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. John Rossi
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Carlie Grouser
Sun. 2 p.m. (TBA) 
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 
Sat. 9 p.m. Gelax
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto (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.) Kenny Dubman Duo (7 p.m.) DJ Dan 
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Amanda & Nick (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch feat. (12 p.m.) Ant Cannuli (5:30 p.m.) The FryBoys (10 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sun. 10 a.m."Sunday Funday" Brunch 
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. 6 p.m. American Star Workshop. $55
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing. $10
Sat. (11 a.m.) Wine & Goat Yoga (6 p.m.) Dueling Pianos
Sun. 11 a.m. Wine & Goat Yoga
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. Proseco On the Patio w/ Music by Rob Tait
Fri. 7 p.m. Wayne Wesley Johnson 
Sat. 7 p.m. The Soleburys
Wed. 6 p.m. Russell Norkevich
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   
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night 
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Sweet Charity"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Sweet Charity"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Sweet Charity"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Sat. 7 p.m. Righteous Jolly & Better View
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
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 
Sat. 8 p.m. Linda Ronstadt Tribute w/ "Ronstadt Revue feat. Gensenia" 
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "DC Superhero" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Oliver Dagum
Sat. 6 p.m. Dave Cudrak
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. 9 p.m. Supertrain
Sat. 9 p.m. AJ Slick
Sun. 4 p.m. Empire Diaries
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 7 p.m. Comedy Night
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. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Fri. 9 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Sat. 9:30 p.m. EssGees
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 p.m. Modern Rewind  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Good Delivery Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. Frank & Mario
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch 
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Womenspace Shop for a Cause
Sat. 12 p.m. Spring Music Series feat. Erik Daab Trio
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  
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Hit & Run Dance Band
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
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046 
Sun. 2 p.m. Open Jam
Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jazz Night 
 
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899
Sun. 2 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. Aaron Quarterman
Rosedale Mills 
101 Route 31 North Pennington 
(609) 737-2008 
Sat. 9 a.m. Pennington Farmers Market Opening Day feat. Bud & Carm
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
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. Jumper. $12 (advance/online, $15 at door), doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Sat. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) Joe Lestochi (6:30 p.m.) Cara Cartney 
Sun. "Party On The Patio" feat. 2 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle  
Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. Super Trans AM. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online) 
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil 
Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke Contest
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 7 p.m. McMillan & Co.
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. Midnight Sun
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. Eve Still
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly 
(609) 832-0077 
Sat. 7 p.m. Successful Failures 
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Sat. 12 p.m. Double Blues Trio
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Quigs
1675 Spirits 
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Sat. 6 p.m. Bill Thomas
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Steve of Suburban Sensi
Sat. 8:30 p.m. DJ Dream  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Sat. 8 p.m. Gypsy Ramblers
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. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jerry Steele
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Barbara Lin Band
Mon. 1 p.m. Jeff Penque
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Karaoke 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 Beer Garden and Education Center at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Fri. 5 p.m. River Roots Art & Music Festival feat. (7:30 p.m.) Lindsay Jordan & The Gypsies
Sat. 1 p.m. River Roots Art & Music Festival  
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 (8:30 p.m.) Yacht Rock Show w/ "Gilligan" 
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis
Sat. 9 p.m. Groove Pocket 
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Sat. 11 a.m. Stance Expo NJ Car Show
Sun. 3 p.m. Philadelphia Soul vs Georgia Force  
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Bill O'Neal
Sat. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" 
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066 
Fri.4:30 p.m. Unwined Backyard BBQ
Sat. 2 p.m. Full Grown Men. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. 2 p.m. JB Kline. $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 
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Ty
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. Molly Seger
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. "Tarkus" A Tribute to Emerson, Lake & Palmer. $34.86
Tues. 3 p.m./7:30 p.m. "William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill" $12, $10, $6, doors open 30 minutes prior to film
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. John Ezzo, Cliff-A and a call from Jack Furlong
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
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. The Fry Boys
Fri. 8 p.m. '80s Undercover
Sat. 8 p.m. Samantha Spano & The Urban Cowboys
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala 
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. EarCandy. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Pink Floyd Tribute w/ "Shine On" 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. Jack Flowers & The Petal Tones
Sat. (12 p.m.) Brunch (8 p.m.) Heart Fulla Bluz 
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Make a Resin Jewelry Dish  
Sun. 8 p.m. Boston Comedy Club Brewery Tour
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
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 Sweets
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Fri. 8 p.m. SoulShine
Sat. 8 p.m. Diane & PK
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Thurs. 6 p.m. John Brennan
Fri. 7 p.m. Matt Richards Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio
Mon. 7 p.m. Chaturanga & Cheers w/ Renee Mahoney
Vault Smoke House
19 West College Avenue Yardley, PA
(267) 907-8550
Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine
VFW Post 491
9 Fisher Place Yardville 
(609) 585-9645 
Sat. 7 p.m. Slugger O'Toole
All shows ages 21+
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Villa Mannino Ristorante
Route 130 North Bordentown
Wed. 6 p.m. Patriotic Mason Jar Mug, Wooden Tray or Sign Dinner and Paint
Vince's Pizzeria and Taproom
573 Durham Road Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5418
Sat. 5 p.m. Those Guys
Washington Crossing Historic Park 
1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA
Sat. 6 p.m. FREE Jazz Concert feat. Calli Graver
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Wildflowers Too
255 Route 156 Yardville
(609) 585-5483
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker Night
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sat. 1 p.m. Roger Gardella
Sun. 1 p.m. The Williamsboy 
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 a.m/ p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Yankee Doodle Tap Room 
10 Palmer Square Princeton 
(609) 921-7500 
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band


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.

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