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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/26/22

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 05/26/2022

Rock On! This Week

 "Oh, a lot, I think like 12” laughed the very talented  May Erlewine as she discussed her past efforts and most recent release titled, “Tiny Beautiful Things.”  Yeah, I've been doing it a long time too, so,  you know, that's what happens. I love working in the studio; it's always a lot of fun."  

Calling Michigan home and her “Base” of operations, May has built a career and loyal following on the strength of her music and its heartfelt, well-constructed lyrics. Over her time in the spotlight, she has touched many with her music and has been highlighted in Rolling Stone Magazine as well as on “The Voice” but with this release, she tried to capture something bigger than life itself; love.    

“The record was written mostly during the pandemic and it's titled after a book by Cheryl Strayed that is a collection of correspondence basically,” she began. “I really wanted to focus on connection, especially during the pandemic; being isolated and working remotely I sort of wanted to touch on the many ways that love shows up for us because it’s always portrayed as just like happy and love shows up in many different ways in our lives and I wanted to craft a collection of songs that really spoke to that. So, the songs are all incarnations of love and a lot of the different ways that that love can move us and be present in our lives. I think the main point for me is just that it's always there and I think that is what deeply moves me; love is present in heartbreak; some of the greatest love songs of all time are heartbreak songs where you actually feel this yearning and the depth of the love and the way that it impacted one’s life or the love we have for our children is another huge, huge love that shows up in life. So I think for me, it's not just one side of it. The idea that I love the most is just thinking about how it's always present, that love shows up in many different ways and it's not just one way and if we look for it, it's right there and there's something really comforting about that to me. These songs all came from a distilled example of love; I write a lot of love songs. I've written love songs my whole career as a songwriter just because they're fun but these were sort of trying to distill these concepts and it was a fun project. So there's this; there is puppy love, there is heartbreak, love for someone who has passed on; there is the love for my daughter in the song “Lionheart.” There's a distilled, unconditional love in a song “He Knows,” there's distilled heartbreak in a song called “Could Have Been” just all about the things that did not happen, you know, broken-heart crushed; you know? So I kind of had fun really getting down to the heart of these ideas and then writing songs from that perspective.”  

May does a very good job of keeping things in “Perspective” and realizes that fame can be fleeting and although she has had the proverbial lucky breaks at times; she doesn’t lose sight of reality.    

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“Yeah, I was lucky that a contestant on “The Voice” who ended up winning grew up with my music and sang “Shine On” on the show for his mom and it was one of the first times that original music that wasn't in their catalog was allowed on the show. So it was kind of a cool independent music victory. In the big TV world. Yeah, it's the music industry as it was. It's really no longer very functional and it there, you know, streaming now and everything there needs to be a change and it seems like people are just kind of holding on to that old model and if you're doing that, it's not really serving you or the artist at all. So, it's an interesting time to be in the music industry; there's a lot of freedom and excitement and creativity in being a DIY musician that wasn't there before but then it's also harder than ever to make a living because streaming has kind of made things very, very interesting in the financial model of putting out a record. So, it's a lot of fun, though, it's really freeing to be able to record something at home and put it up online and anyone all over the world can hear it within a couple of weeks, that's pretty, pretty amazing; you know? Over the years,  I’ve been offered a lot of advice and I’m lucky that I’ve had a lot of mentors that  have guided me well in trusting the creative process and the industry. We all need to make a living and there is a place for business in the creative world but not at the sacrifice of the creative because without the creative you have nothing; right? So, when the industry tries to crush and control the creative energy, usually what ends up happening is flat art and things kind of don't land the way they thought and that's why I think a lot of artists have hit albums at their first record and then the industry tries to shape them and they lose their spark and their passion; then it's just not inspired art anymore. and no matter how much promotion you put behind it, how much money you put behind things like people, humans relate to passion, to actual passion. So, I think it doesn't really end up panning out very well. I’ve had people say things to me and give me advice and tell me what I should do and once in a while I was kind of lead astray by those ideas but a lot of the time I was lucky enough to have support of my community to follow my own creativity and I feel really lucky.  I mean, it’s fun and it's hard work too. I don't need to paint it like it has to. Just be fun but just to be able to work in a way that is inspiring and to work with other people who really care and have a level of integrity in what we're doing; it just feels so great. So yeah, I definitely strive for that and can't imagine it any other way at this point." 

Erlewine mentioned “Mentors” who have guided her over the years, mentors who have had success in their careers but; how does one measure success in an industry as tough as music or entertainment?

“Well, I have these friends,” she continued, “Who have been making music for a really long-time and they are a folk duo, Mike and Ruthie. I don't know if you've ever heard of them, they are from the Mammals but they've been doing this for so long and they said, “You know, you’re making your art and making a living and you also have a family and a life and a house and home,” and I think that's making it and that hit me so hard and as a young person, I look up to them. They're not that much older than me but they had been doing this a lot longer at the time and I  really took that to heart. What they said, because. It rang true that maybe the some of the goals that the industry sets out don't bring that much fulfillment and so I think you really have to be careful about what your actual goals are and think about what you want out of the career, how long you want to be doing it, and really set some intentions around what you're after. Then there are places where the industry can help you or places where more money can help you and you can do things obviously in a bigger business mind but all with the intention and the goals of a quality of life that sustains you and not overarching the rest of it. So, I think it's just people get a little lost in the hype and hype lasts a few days; like you can be on cover of “Rolling Stone” one-week and the next week everybody already forgot about it. So, even when you achieve that highest place in the industry that you could ever achieve, if you don't have fulfillment and other things to hold you up, it won't really last long so you can burn out really quickly and I just think it's so important to have intention and goals and to try to make a life out of this art instead of just crash and burn. Accolades; some of them mean a lot and some of them really don't mean much and I think a lot of it is really personal. It's like the values you grow up with, both accolades and values mean different things to different people and so it's all like a pretty personal journey as to what success means. I think that's a beautiful question and I think you're right that it’s really different for everyone." 

Currently, May is back home in the mid-west and doing a series of shows with Maia Sharp in Colorado and opening for Cheryl Crow oh July 2 at the Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI. This after a series of City Winery shows from Boston to Philadelphia.

I hadn’t played in Philadelphia in a really long time, I used to live in Northwest Philly, I lived there for about a year and a half and I hadn't performed in that city since then, so it was really cool to go back. After Philly I went to DC and that was the last  before we were in New York City and Boston. We did all the shows at The City Winery we did a little tour with that venue. I was touring with four others, drums, bass, keys and guitar and these were all album release shows. We played some songs from my past records, we played some songs from my last record which I made in Chicago with Woody Goss and we are playing this full album The concerts are built around the humanistic connection. So, I read from the book that the album is titled after and I also read excerpts from letters and correspondence from throughout my life and the show really leads into what it means to connect with one another and to feel a sense of community and camaraderie; especially after this pandemic time of being more isolated, sort of reevaluating what those connections mean. So, it’s really uplifting, a deep concert and an emotional thing and the guys that I'm playing with are all exceptional. So, we're going to have a lot of fun and just share some good music and good time with the people.“  

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

This week's event listings

Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Joe Hutchinson
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay 
Wed.7  p.m. Mark Sacco
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. John Thomas
Sat. 3 p.m. Bill Thomas
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Faye Meyer
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Sat. 7 p.m. Café Improv feat. Nickel, $2 
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Fri. 7 p.m. Thrown Together
Sat. 7 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd.
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis
Ages 21+ 
Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night w/ 94.5's PST Chris & The Crew Hosted by Joe 
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
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. David Dales Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Mark Smith Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Wes Johnson & Friends
Sat. 8 p.m. Last Call
Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Bucks County Brewery 
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Rob Tait
Mon. 1 p.m. Smokin' Rev & Lady Q / Acoustic Keys
Burlington Church
256 Conover Street Burlington
Fri. 7 p.m. Jaime Jorge  
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. James Stewart. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri.  7:30 p.m. Davin Rosenblatt w/ Missy Hall. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Davin Rosenblatt w/ Emily Paige. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Slim & The Perkolators 
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. Kenny Dubman w/ "Guest" Co-Host Jean Marie Alban & Kristina
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (7 p.m.) "Mark's Birthday Bash" w/ Plush (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ  Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) WitzEnd
Sat. (8 p.m.) Fish Out of Water (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ Rotating DJs
Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz and Mother's Day Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Wed.(7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck  (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5
All Events Ages 21+
Cream Ridge Winery 
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Nights feat. Magnolia Duo. $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) 
Sat. (2 p.m.) PB2 (5 p.m.) "Pineapple Wine, Birthdays and Friends" feat. music by Genevieve Marie Chambers
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments)
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Lunch Money Quizzo  
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo                                                                                                                                                      
Dadz Bar and Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Nytrous
Fri. 8 p.m. Fuzzy Side Up
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker Night
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Fri. 9 p.m. “Friday Night Dance Party” w/ DJ Matty Bruce
Sat. 9 p.m.DJ Ran D
Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by DJ Wildman Manny
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo  
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Vik Raolji 
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 7 p.m. Olde City Outlaws
German American Society
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton
(609) 585-5200
Fri. 7 p.m. "Europe '72" 50th Anniversary w/ Rainbow Full of Sound. $20 (cash), doors open at 6 p.m. (Outdoor Biergarten Event) 
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Fri. 6 p.m. "Happy Hour" 
Sat. 8 p.m. Finster
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Fri. 8 p.m. Keith & Joey
Sat. 8 p.m. Perry Curcio
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzoholics 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.) Eric Clapton Tribute w/ "Bell Bottom Blues." $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Se7en (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 4 p.m. Tea Dance Party 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Bad Hombres
Sat. (1 p.m.) Rhyme & Reason (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Living The Dream
Sun. (9 a.m.) Run The Vineyards 5K (1:30 p.m.) "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
Mon. 1:30 p.m. Silent Q
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. Happy Hour w/ Casey Welborn 
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays w/ Aaron Quarterman
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Il Portico Restorante Italiano
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000
Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music (TBA)
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. "They Score You Score Phillies Night" / Quizzo w/ Ed Packer
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. AudioPilot
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Jess DiDonato
Sun. 2 p.m. The Grouser Girls
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends  
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Open Mic
Sat. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Dance Party w/ DJ Gringo 
Sun.9 p.m. Memorial Day Domingo w/ DJ Gringo and DJ Robbie Invasion
All shows 21+   
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Sat. (3 p.m.) Black Cat Habitat / Those Troublemakers (8 p.m.) The Great Rock N Roll Time Machine (Davey's 50th Birthday Bash)
Sun. 11:45 p.m. Lo Fives (PDX), Johnny Raincloud (PDX), Whackbat, Ashton Freeman
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 6 p.m. Tour de Force Duo
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Dan
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Jimmy G
Sun. (10 a.m.) Sunday  Brunch w/ DJ Jimmy G (3 p.m.) The Successful Failures
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cupcake De orating Class Presented by "House of Cupcakes." $45, Ages 21+ (All materials provided)  
Sat. 12 p.m. "Memorial Day Weekend at Laurita" feat. (1 p.m.) Rave On (7 p.m.) Awesome 80's Dance Party
Sun. 12 p.m. "Memorial Day Weekend at Laurita" feat. (1 p.m.) Anker
Mon. 12 p.m. "Memorial Day Weekend at Laurita" feat. (1 p.m.) Jim Matlack and Carmen Marranco
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 6 p.m. Ian Lander
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Aaron Quarterman
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Mansfield Township Community Park
24594 East Main Street Columbus
Sat. 7 p.m. "Touch A Truck" and Family Movie Night (Rated G)
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Sat. (11 a.m.) "COE's 20th Annual Horseshoe Tournament. $80 (Includes food and beer all day/Teams drawn at 11:45 a.m., tournament starts at 12 p.m.) 
McGuinn's Place 
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence 
(609) 392-0599
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+ 
McStews Irish Sports Pub 
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Thurs. 8 p.m. The Best of The Worst, Flying Raccoon Suit, Stuck Lucky, The Upfux
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. "Tod's Birthday Bash" feat. The Strange Brew Crew
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
Fri. 8 p.m. "Godspell" $25
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Godspell" $25
Sun. 3 p.m. "Godspell" $25
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch 
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
New Hope Solebury High School 
184 West Bridge Street New Hope, PA  
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. New Hope Summer Concert w/ Tone Prophets
New Hope Winery (The Pour House)
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 5 p.m. James Popik 
Sat. 1 p.m. Aaron Quarterman  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "DC Superheroes" Trivia Night
Fri.  6 p.m. Oliver Dagum 
Sat. 1 p.m. Between Acts
Sun. 1 p.m. "2nd Annual Memorial Day Chili Cookoff" 
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. MAFIA
Sun. 4 p.m. Nothing 2 Prove
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir
Ages 21+
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 8 p.m. Tour De Force Trio
Tues. 7 p.m. Taco Tuesday 
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m. “Spring Music Series" feat. Dave Vargo
Patriot's Theater at The War Memorial                                                                                                                                           1 Memorial Drive Trenton
(609) 984-8400
Thurs. 1 p.m. 2020-2021 NJ Arts Education Census Release and Reception
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Rich
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. 7 p.m. Gina Corso
Fri. 6 p.m. Paula Johns Duo
Sat. 6 p.m. Bob Egan
Sun. 10 a.m. Michael Andrew
Mon. 6 p.m. Scott Gurney
Tues. 6 p.m. Lorenzo Branca
Wed. 6 p.m. Megan Knight
Robbinsville Church
2314 NJ Route 33 Robbinsville
Sat. 7 p.m. Jaime Jorge
Robbinsville Community Concert
Town Center Lake Drive Gazebo, Robbinsville 
Sat. 9:45 a.m. Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser benefitting S.H.I.N.E. (Sign-ups at 9 a.m.) 
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 4 p.m.  Trivia
Sat. 12 p.m. "For The Puppies" Adoption Event
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. Shot Of Southern / Kate & Bob
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Cara Cartney
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 6 p.m. Caruso
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-94
Fri. 5 p.m. Heroes Appreciation Bike Night AND Bikini Competition. Ages 21+ 
Sat./Sun. 11 a.m. Memorial Day Weekend BBQ. Ages 21+
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10:30 p.m. DJ Tito
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Sat. 6 p.m. Keep The Change
Tankard Pub
440 Keim Boulevard Burlington
(609) 306-5079
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy
Taps Sports Bar
4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA
(215) 486-7862
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ Frankie Paige
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe Goodnall  
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Tavern and Tiaras Memorial Day Drag Show / Asylum Choir
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Telouro Jazz Café
826 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 797-5456
Fri. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman   
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Sat. 6 p.m. Ed Wilson
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Sun. 1 p.m. Ernie White
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Entertainment
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9 p.m. The Pinheads
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. The Willie Lynch Band
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill & Kathy
The Heart of Art
2374 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 865-1012
Thurs. 12 p.m. Paint Time! $35 (Includes all materials) 
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. Talking In Cursive
Sat. 9 p.m. Mr. Jones
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Lennon & Harrison Live" A Tribute Presented by Mitch Schecter
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. Twice As Good
Sat. 8 p.m. No Way Out
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Steve Tourison
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m. Raising River Band. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. The Wonderful Winos. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
All Shows 21+ 
Titusville Presbyterian Church
4 River Drive Titusville
Sun. 3 p.m. Hopewell Valley Pops Orchestra. $15 (advance) 
Train Wreck Distillery  
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6300
Fri. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction
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
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.) 
1065 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville
Fri. 7 p.m. The Essence of Love Presents: “Comedy Night” Hosted by Denny Live feat. Ms Darkchild, Nate "The Landlord" Carter. Music by DJ Vex. $25 (advance), doors open at 6 p.m
Triple Sun Spirits 
126 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-3057  
Sat. 7 p.m. Christopher Daniel and Corey Hilton
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Sam Ryan
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) Stephen DiJoseph
Sun. 12 p.m. Robin Clabby
Union Coffee
49 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4637
Sun. 4 p.m. Java Jive w/ Bill Ihling
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz Latin Ensemble
VFW Post 491 
9 Fisher Place Yardville 
(609) 585-9645  
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Mon. 11 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony (All ages) 
All shows ages 21+   
VFW Post 3525 
77 Christine Avenue Hamilton
(609) 890-9809 
Mon. 12 p.m. Memorial Day Picnic
Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA
Sat. 6 p.m. The Triple T's (FREE event)
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739 
Fri. 8 p.m. Dan & Liz
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sun. 1 p.m. The Fabulous Benson Boys
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"

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Count Basie Center Gospel Choir ft. Chapman Roberts

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 7:00pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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New Jersey Symphony at Ocean County College

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Ocean County College Campus Mall
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
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John Pizzarelli

Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 7:30pm
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99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Something Corporate brings reunion tour to Stone Pony Summer Stage on August 23rd

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- In June, beloved early 2000s pop-punk band Something Corporate kicked off their 21-date sold-out reunion tour which will be heading across the U.S. this summer and fall. The Out Of Office Tour – the first official cross-country tour featuring the band's five original members in over 20 years – stops in Asbury Park on Friday, August 23, 2024 at The Stone Pony Summer Stage with support from Hidden In Plain View.

Banned From Utopia featuring Frank Zappa Alumni to Play Williams Center for the Arts

Strand Center for the Arts presents "Ticket to the Moon" - ELO Tribute

Albert Music Hall presents "Sweethearts of the Jersey Pines"

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