We just finished a European tour of two weeks and we're getting into the American tour of three weeks and I have exactly two days off," laughed the very talented Ana Popovic."I know it's weird but we are working hard now because the new record is coming out so; we've really had a good beginning of the year and ready to get into summer months."
Born in Belgrade to a very musical family, Ana was introduced to music and blues music at a very young age and she took to both immediately.
"I grew up with music, it was a huge part of my family," she said enthusiastically. "Growing up, I really had a lot of jam sessions with my dad and we had lots of rock instruments around; guitars and music magazines and I loved it; you know? I was introduced to blues at a very early age. When I was three or four years old, I was already listening to Howlin' Wolf and Bukka White which provided a degree of awe. I started playing guitar and I knew it was my calling and it was just a most natural thing for me and that's how I got started. I started with the blues and then went to jazz and older music and once I started touring; I really never stopped. This is the only job I've ever had and I've recorded many records like, "Live For life" which came out during the pandemic and of course "Power" is the latest studio album. I actually went to school for interior design and I've gone pretty far with it; a house that I designed is on the cover of one of the Los Angeles magazines that we love and doing that is my relaxation and is something that I do just when I have time. I love it but I'm interested in many things but music is the only job I've ever had and it is my passion. There's a few songs on "Power" as well that talk about this; I get excited still when I'm having a guitar made or when it's shipped from the factory and the fact that we get to play it and enjoy the conversations about it, it's just the biggest thrill and no matter how many years I've been in this business, when people ask me; how-do-you-do that? I love to travel for my work and wake up at 3 a.m. in LAX; I love it! I just love everything about it and of course playing live is the cherry on the cake. Playing for people and playing in different countries every night; waking up in Paris one day and in New York City on the other, it's just something that I did and that I still find very much inspiring in my life."
Touring is something she does often and with a ferocity that is unrivaled. Earlier she spoke of having two consecutive days off, a rarity for her and on this current tour, which sees shows at the Iridium in New York City on May 9 and The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton, NJ on May 10; she goes a minimum of four straight nights before a day off and then back at it again all over the U.S.
Her new album, "Power" is out on May 5 and she is simply over the top excited by her latest work.
"Oh yes, we are supporting a new album, it's called "Power" and it's a great story and actually, May 5 is the release date. "Power" is coming and it's a wonderful record; lots of new, exciting musical influences that I haven't touched on before. There is some Gospel, obviously some Blues and Soul. My drummer is Chris Coleman and he's one of the greatest drummers in the world. He's played with everybody from Chaka Khan to Stevie Wonder and Prince. So, there was a lot of influence from Detroit, from Michigan and Motown. I just love how these people play, it was my biggest discovery because with every record, I like to kind of discover a musical city and I mean, all this year I was listening to music and it has really been a lot of fun making music with these people. Detroit just happened to be on my to-do list this year so, it's pretty full of that influence. We are very happy to be playing a lot of it and on this tour, we have already been playing it and the response has been very positive. Usually with a new record, the audience kind of needs some time to get accustom to the new songs or take it home and listen but this record is love at first listen. I will take it because we've played 80 percent of the album and not just one new song. The songs are made to be played live, I've got great vocal range with the horn arrangements and it's just like the arrangements were already there for us to play live and that's how it's been for months now so, we're very much liking it. On this tour I have my standard six-piece band and they're incredible. They are just very, very good musicians. We are also releasing music videos and you can find them on the website; so far, we have released three already for three of the tracks and we are releasing another one on May 5 for a rock song called "Flicker 'n Flame." That's something that is just brand new that will be coming out."
The Blues genre, never an easy task for female artists, has had its share of personalities, ups, downs and through it all has consistently influenced generations of musicians. When asked how she feels about being one of the core players who are bringing the Blues back to the forefront; she was very much enthused.
"Things are changing and they are changing rapidly," she offered. "I think that's wonderful. We still look at the guitar magazines and 95 percent are male but that's changing for the good and the same goes for festivals and stuff like that but I think it's wonderful to see the change and it's wonderful to see more women picking up guitar more than any other instrument and that's where I want to see this go. I always was very feeling very confident about my style and nothing slowed me down even though I'm someone from Eastern Europe it's what I wanna do and if you like it great and if you don't; it's OK because this is my sound and I'm not gonna copy anybody I'm just gonna do me. So, I'm sure there were people that were feeling like OK; what is this woman? What is she going to do up there with this guitar? I didn't let it bother me and I think; you know, somebody has got to do it and for me, guitar was always my instrument. When I started there was not a whole lot of women playing guitar and that was even more attractive to me; The fact that not everybody was doing it. I just wanted to be the one that will do it and do it my way and present it my way in the right style and on stage do the right songs and the right show. I'd always wanted a super good band, rehearsed and ready and when I am doing a show, I didn't want no fillers. I want people to be excited and not going away from my show. I like when they don't have any downtime when it's all just great songs back-to-back and yeah, that's what I was doing all this time. I think that people would love to see more women do it and I think it is changing. I think the female artists right now; I think that they're bringing something else to the table and I think that's something that the Blues can definitely use. First of all, there are no players anymore to be undermined. I mean, they are great, they are different, they're good with their skills and phrasing and do whatever is necessary for a guitar player to be recognized and then on top of that; they put on a great show. They look great and they sing great so, yeah, there's no reason why a woman shouldn't be fronting a blues band and for me, this is now kind of turning into a big "In." Although it didn't stop me when it wasn't "In," I was still playing and we never had a slow year in 20 years. So, it's just nice to see and I think it's a wonderful time. Don't underestimate anyone because everybody's doing a great show and if you can't do that you really shouldn't come out because everybody's just killing it. Today, at every festival you see, the bands are so good and that's the times now; you gotta bring your "A game" every time out."
So, at The Lizzie Rose Music Room on May 10; what is the audience in store for?
"Oh, it's going to be fabulous! The new songs are gonna just really engage people and they're gonna inspire them and it's just such a good feeling and such a good mix of different styles and it is amazing. The new material, they are just better than the best. So, it's gonna be a mix of all kinds of different styles based on Blues, some Funk and Gospel and I'll be promoting "Power" which is a really incredible record and telling the background stories is even more incredible."
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 Thurs. 5 p.m. Diane Chiorello Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Max Rogers Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch Mon. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot Wed.7 p.m. Radio Fiction DuoAristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 7 p.m. Nick MichArm & Hammer Park 1 Thunder Road Trenton (609) 394-3300 Mon. 6 p.m. 30th Season Kick-off Open House (FREE event) Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Sat. (10 a.m.) Story Time w/ Jeff / Downtown Princeton Art Bazaar Artworks Trenton 19 Everett Alley Trenton (609) 394-9436 Fri. 6 p.m. "Sweet Savages & A Stolen Aesthetic: Spring Exhibitions at Artworks" Ashlynn Distillery 32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cecil & Carl Fri. 4 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Celebration Sat. 12 p.m. Kentucky Derby Day feat. (4 p.m.) Rainy Daze Band (Prizes awarded for best "Derby Dapper" attire)Bailey's Bar & Grille 6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA (215) 946-7992 Thurs. 8 p.m. Soul Custody Trio Bill's Olde Tavern 2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton (609) 586-0192 Fri. 7 p.m. Deep Release Sat. 7 p.m. Belmont's Birthday w/ Thrown Together Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Ages 21+Blue Bottle Cafe 101 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 333-1710 Wed. 6 p.m. Brian ElliotBordentown City Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown Sat. "Porchfest" (Various porches all over town) https://www.btownporchfest.org/?fbclid=IwAR3fgM9SNcm8FxegrkuE4uFxBUsZnImvt7Mlb88JLk8A8kerCJnMgtjIJBM (1 p.m.) Lecture & Book Signing w/ Author of "Colonial Taverns of New Jersey" Michael C. Gabriel. $10 (Suggested donation. Takes place at te Bordentown Historical Society) 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. Larry Tamanini Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFourBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook Fri. 8 p.m. First Friday w/ Cara Cartney Sat. 8 p.m. Calle Bere & The Attitude Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous JollyBucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits 31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA (215) 766-7711 Fri. 5:30 p.m. SoulShine Bucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Thurs. 5 p.m. (TBA) Fri. 6:30 p.m. Poetry Night Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night Wed. 6 p.m. TriviaBurlington County Fairgrounds and Pavillion 1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus (609) 265-5858 Sun. 11 a.m. Cinco de Mayo FiestaCandlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri. 8 p.m. Max Dolcelli. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 p.m. Max Dolcelli. $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/ PaulClub Atlantis 1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA (215) 944-1777 Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to ImpressClubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke Fri. 6:30 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ Kindred SpiritCOARadio.com 125 South Main Street Hightstown (609) 241-7103 Fri. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" Sat. 3 p.m. “Rock On Radio Indie Hour" Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Laranah Phipps, Vanilla Fudge Guitarist Vinny Martell, Hollywood Allstars Steve Gaspar and WWFM Program Director Carey HamiltonCooper'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. 4 p.m. Happy Hour (8 p.m.) Cinco de Mayo w/ Se7en Band (9 p.m.) DJ Jazzi & DJ Desisto Sun. (10:30 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas) Tues. 5 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano Wed. (4 p.m.) Trenton Woman's Gathering Kick-off Presents: Laranah Phipps & La Funkalicious. Hosted by Jacque Howard & Yolanda L. Robinson.(7 p.m.) Blues Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5 Cream Ridge Winery 145 Route 539 Cream Ridge (609) 259-9797 Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Wine & Wick" Candle Making w/ Stephanie of Handmade NJ Candle. (Ticket includes: all materials, glass of wine, wine glass to keep) Sun. 1:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt Crossing Vineyard and Winery 1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA (215) 493-6500 Thurs. 7 p.m. "Shaken & Stirred" Cinco de Mayo Themed Cocktail Class Sat. 1 p.m. Sweet Spot Sun. 2 p.m. Bill ThomasCross 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 Mon. 7:30 p.m. QuizzoDacey's Pub 215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-4838 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Music Night Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Dadz Bar and Grill 744 Main Street Lumberton (609)267-4344 Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix Fri. 7 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ Whiskey Grin Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Dempster's Pub 437 Pine Street Mount Holly (609) 261-0500 Fri. 7 p.m. Rough Cut Eddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Zone Sat. 8:30 p.m. 44 FridaysEl Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar 1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA (267) 685-0725 Fri. 12 p.m. Cinco de Mayo "Party In The Parking Lot" feat. (1 p.m.) Wes Johnson (4:30 p.m.) Andrew Moorer (8 p.m.) Springton Sat. 12 p.m. Cinco de Mayo "Party In The Parking Lot" feat. (1 p.m.) Mike Donato (4:15 p.m.) Lindsay Jordan (8 p.m.) Big Country Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 9 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ The Polish Nannies, DJ entertainment Sat. 8 p.m. Joanna Caruso Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Wed. 8 p.m. TriviaForsgate Country Club 375 Forsgate Drive Monroe (732) 521-0700 Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" Mon. 8 a.m. "Ryan's Quest" Golf Outing feat. Music by Rob SilversFounding Father's Sports Bar & Grill 2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA (215) 923-1100 Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe CastroFreedom Skatepark 675 South Clinton Avenue Trenton Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" feat. All Systems Go, Booze Radly. (FREE event) Friendly's 1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville (609) 426-9203 Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.) German American Society 215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton (609) 585-5200 Fri.7 p.m. "Friday Night Lights" Cruise NightGleason's Bar 6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-4781 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice ProductionsGreen Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio 240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA (215) 504-7277 Fri. 8 p.m. The Naturals Sat. 8 p.m. Richie Baker BandGrounds For Sculpture 80 Sculptors way Hamilton (609) 586-0616 Sat. 10 a.m. Family CeramicsGrover's Mill Coffee House Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction (609) 716-8771 Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade PrestridgeHalo Pub 4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton Square (609) 586-1811 Sat. 7 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators Hamilton Elks 1580 Kuser Road Hamilton (609) 585-8610 Sat. 5 p.m. Kentucky Derby Trifecta Party Hamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Fri. 3 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour Party Sat. (1 p.m.) Kentucky Derby Party (8 p.m.) Karaoke Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Hamilton Township Public Library 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton (609) 581-4060 Wed. 10 a.m. "Home Selling 101" Presented by The Hogan GroupHavana 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.) "Lady Supreme" A Diana Ross Experience. $30 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party Sat. (4 p.m.) Tempest. $20 (8:30 p.m.) Epic Soul (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper DuoHopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Avenue Pennington (609) 737-4465 Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) On The Fly Sat. (1 p.m.) Living The Dream (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Bad Hombres Trio Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Blue Jersey BandHurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (267) 914-4517 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W. Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura FioccoIl Portico Restorante Italiano 273 West Route 130 South Burlington (609) 239-1000 Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night Fri. / Sat. 7 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony OIrish Rover Station House 1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA (215) 970-5412 Fri. 5 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Patio Opening Party (Live music, drink specials, giveaways) Sat. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo NightIron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Sun. 2 p.m. AudioPilotJohn & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Thurs. 9 p.m. Sam Jam feat. Sam Ryan Band Fri. 9 p.m. The Pine Boys Sun. (1 p.m.) Celebration of Life for Peter Price. (Live music to follow) (9 p.m.) Allovous Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto feat. (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Wayne Bilotti Duo (7 p.m.) Cinco de Mayo Mixology Class Fri. Cinco de Mayo feat. (3 p.m.) DJ Dan Murphy (5:30 p.m. Lorenzo Muniz (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch w/ Ant Cannuli (10 p.m.) DJ Bay Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch (12 p.m.) Ty Mares Mon. 5 p.m. "Kids Night" Wed. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night"KUMO 27 3376 Route 27 South Brunswick (732) 419-3452 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ The Rebound Labyrinth Books Princeton 122 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 497-1600 Tues. 6 p.m. Landon Y. Jones & Joyce Carol Oates Authors of "Celebrity Nation" Lakeside Cafe and Liquors 129 Route 31 North Pennington (609) 621-9998 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ Jack Furlong & Sean Villere Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 11 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 397-8300 Sat. 11 a.m. "Spring Fest" (Vendors, Local artisans, Bring a non-perishable food item and be entered into raffle) Sun. 11:30 a.m. "Spring Fest" feat. (12 p.m.) Laurie Vosburg (Vendors, Local artisans, Bring a non-perishable food item and be entered into raffle)Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Thurs. 7 p.m. Wine & Bundt Cakes Fri. 7 p.m. Elvis Show! Feat. Jim Barone. $34.95 Sat. "Jeeps & Cinco de Mayo Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Shore Bet (2:30 p.m.) Dragonfly (6 p.m.) Niki Briar & The Sweet Briar Band. (Dusk) Fireworks. $13 (advance/online, $15 door, ages 20 and under FREE) Sun. "Jeeps & Cinco de Mayo Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Pennington Station Band (3 p.m.) 80's Undercover Lawrenceville Main Street 17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville (609) 219-9300 Thurs."Spring for the Arts Fest" feat..(12 p.m.) The FreeBees ( Takes place at Weeden Park) Sat. "Spring for the Arts Fest" feat. (12 p.m.) The Pages (1 p.m.) The Hive (2 p.m.) Sordid Vibes (3 p.m.) School of Rock (Takes place on Stage 2 located at 21 Craven Lane) 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 hosted by Fayema McStews Irish Sports Pub 5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 949-9570 Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia NightMercer County Park Festival Grounds Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor (609) 448-1947 Fri./Sat./Sun. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Trenton Kennel Club & Bucks Kennel Club Great Dane Competition and AKC Dog Show Music Mountain Theater 1483 Route 179 Lambertville (609)397-3337 Fri. 8 p.m. "Viva Las Vegas" Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m "Viva Las Vegas" Sun. 3 p.m. "Viva Las Vegas"Naked Brewing Company 212 Mill Street Bristol, PA (267) 544-7129 Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Sat. (2 p.m.) Mill Street's Sip, Shop & Bloom (7 p.m.) Joe & Krista Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaNassau Presbyterian Church 61 Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 6 p.m. Culture For Understanding & Tolerance Classical Concert Series #2 feat. Raphael Zhu, Larissa Korwin, Alexei Yavtuhovich Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 7 p.m. "Star Wars" Trivia Night Sat. 12 p.m. "Revenge of The Sixth" feat. (3 p.m.) Bucks County Caricatures / Glitter Tattoos (FREE) (4 p.m.) Trivia (8 p.m.) Galactic Empire (Performing Heavy Metal Versions of Star Wars Music) Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer w/ Trina Wed. 6:30 p.m. Cornhole LeagueNew Egypt Flea Market Village 933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge (609) 758-2082 Sat. 11 a.m. New Egypt "Jeep Jam" ($10 Per Jeep) Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market Wed. 8 a.m. Flea MarketNew Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Fri. (5 p.m.) Stranger Things (8 p.m.) Chris Pennella: "Sinatra" Sat. 8 p.m. British Invasion Years Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Star Wars" Trivia Fri. 6 p.m. "Cinco de Mayo Celebration" Sat. 6 p.m. Ryan Sab Sun. 1 p.m. Artisan Craft FairNick'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.) LeCompt Sun. 4 p.m. Nothing 2 Prove Wed. 7 p.m. KaraokeNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio “Happy Hour” Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Music by Bud Belviso & Carmen Marranco (9:30 pm.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. Spellbound Tues. 7 p.m. Singer Songwriter Night Hosted by Frank Clayton feat. Rob Silvers, (TBA) Ages 21+ O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 200 State Road Croydon, PA (215) 785-6998 Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ Radio Fiction Sat. 12 p.m. "Stepping Out for Spring" w/ Men of Horses Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio FictionPalmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 5:30 p.m. "Ladies Night" (Vendors, tastings, live music, shopping specials) Sat. 12 p.m.Spring Music Series feat. JB Rocks Pasquale's Sports Bar 9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA (267) 202-6268 Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong Sat. 9 p.m. 5 Shades of Gray Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Wed. 7 p.m. KaraokePatriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"Pete's Steak House 523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton (609) 585-8008 Fri. 9 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ Classic Pie feat. Meg Hanson / Hubbel BensonPrinceton Country Club 1-Wheeler Way West Windsor (609) 452-9382 Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Live DJ Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza) 65 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-9529 Sat. 3 p.m. Sustainable Jazz DuoPrinceton University (Richardson Auditorium) Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 12:30 p.m. David Tinoco Organ Concert (Takes place at the University Chapel) Sat. 7:30 p.m. Manasa Spring Showcase w/ Princeton Swara (FREE event. Takes place at McAlpin Auditorium) Puss N Boots Tavern 942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Tues. 7 p.m. TriviaRecklesstown Farm Distillery 2800 Route 206 North Columbus (609) 784-8046 Sat. 2 p.m. Kentucky Derby Day w/ Music by Brian HopkinsRevere Restaurant 802 River Road Ewing (609) 882-6365 Thurs. 6 p.m. Bad Hombres Duo River House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Gina Corso (9 p.m.) Mikey Jr Fri. 7 p.m. Michelle Lordi Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Scott Gurney (7 p.m.) Bob Egan (9 p.m.) Sam Ryan Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew Mon. 7 p.m. Russell Norkevich Tues. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight Roebling Museum 100 2nd Avenue Roebling (609) 499-7200 Sat. 9 a.m. Car Show Rose Bank Winery 258 Durham Road Newtown, PA (215) 860-5899 Sat. 2 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. Just Jeff Rosetta's Jazz Cafe 826 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA (267) 799-4183 Fri. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman(BYOB) Rossi's Bar & Grill 2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 890-2004 Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Joe Vadala Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. QuizzoholicsSandy's Beef & Ale 2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA (2670 852-2333 Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Screamin' Hill Brewery 83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge (609) 401-2025 Sat. 2 p.m. Lesser SeamusSecond Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P (267) 812-5251 Thurs.7 p.m. TriviaShady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA (215) 968-1670 Thurs. Trivia Fri. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" Concert feat. Black Rose. $12 (advance/online, $15 at door), doors open at 5:30 p.m. Sat. 6:30 p.m. JB RocksSlim's Irish Pub 2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (267) 332-0047 Sat. 8 p.m. 90's Tribute w/ "The Posers" Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke ContestSmall World Coffee 14 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-4377 x2 Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Princeton Day School Art Opening Sat. 7 p.m. Darla Rich Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden 4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA (215) 943-2321 Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana Fri. 7 p.m. DJ Dana Sat. 9:30 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard 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 & MikeSpellbound Brewing 10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly (609) 832-0077 Fri. 7 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ Successful Failures, Them HoundsStars & Stripes Harley Davidson 600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA (215) 752-9400 Sat. 12 p.m. Shameless Steam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA Fri. 10 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Party w/ DJ Ernesto Sat. 10 p.m. LeCompt Mon. 6 p.m. "Sip & Shop"1675 Spirits 2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 645-1445 Sat. 6 p.m. Keep The Change1867 Sanctuary 101 Scotch Road Ewing (609) 392-6409 Sun. 3 p.m. Cellissimo Chamber Concert feat. Katrina Kormanski. $25 ($10 Student) 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. Count JosephineTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ Suspended Justice Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke TCNJ College of New Jersey 2000 Pennington Road Ewing (609) 771-2467 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. TCNJ Concert Band & Chamber Ensembles Present: "Star Wars" Fri. 7:30 p.m. TCNJ Jazz Ensemble "Cinco de Mayo" Celebration. (Takes place at Kendall Hall) Temperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich Fri./Sat. 8 p.m. Comedy Cabaret feat. Gary Delena 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. (10 a.m.) Kite day Festival feat. (1 p.m.) Strange Brew Crew (Tickets Required) Sun. (10 a.m.) Kite day Festival feat.(1 p.m.) Stone Hearth (Tickets Required)TGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN SundaysTGI Fridays 2703 Mount Holly Road Suite 3 Washington Twp. (609) 239-486 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia TGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night Sat. 6 p.m. Don Lee The Bank of Princeton 10 Bridge Street Lambertville Fri. 6:30 p.m. Just JeffThe 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. Cinco de Mayo w/Love Junk Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) The Influence Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. Danny Lynch DuoThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum ChoirThe Cure Insurance Center 81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton (609) 656-3200 Sat. 10:30 a.m. Up Close & Personal with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan The Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Na Bodach Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue Sun. 2 p.m.Thomas JohnstonThe Federal Twist Vineyard 8 Federal Twist Road Stockton (609) 773-6066 Fri. 4 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ Phase 3 BandThe 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. Sometime In September Sat. 9 p.m. Jimmy Mitchell & the Repeat Offenders Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris BenedettiThe HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Burns-LynchThe Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9:30 p.m. David Bock Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke The Morrisville Tavern 376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA (215) 295-5310 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 8 p.m. Finster or Sinister Dave Sat. 8 p.m. Solomon Dub Sun. 3:30 p.m. Music Bingo Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Comedy and Music Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia NightThe Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo Fri. 8 p.m. Bad Hombres Sat. 8 p.m. Hoyer's Destroyers Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Project Sat. 8 p.m. Plush DuoThe Tavern at Penns Park 2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA (267) 491-5658 Fri. 8 p.m. Cinco de Mayo w/ Plush Sun. 3 p.m. Leading Zero Wed. 7 p.m. 1st Wednesday Open MicThe Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Georgie's Birthday Bash Open Mic Fri. 8 p.m. A Tribute to The Doors w/ "Crystal Ship." Doors open at 7 p.m. Wed. 8 p.m. Morning In May feat. Imbroglio. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.Third State Brewing 352 High Street Burlington (609) 387-1620 Fri. 6 p.m. Rich Cassenti & FriendsTir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Fri. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy w/ Danny Coleman Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" All Shows 21+Train Wreck Distillery 25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly (609) 288-6300 Fri. 5 p.m. Cinco de Mayo feat. (7 p.m.) Cecil MiddletonTrenton 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 Fri. 6 p.m. "Don't Spill the Ink: Imagining in Black & White" Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA) Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by SweetsTriple Sun Spirits 126 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-3057 Fri. 8 p.m. Dana Collins Sat. 8 p.m. Al & PerryUnion Coffee 49 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 460-4637 Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" Tarot Meet-Up w/ Kristina GormanVANEFRANCODANCE 23 Hankins Road Hightstown (609) 635-3572 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Beginner Bachata (8 p.m.) Beginner Salsa. $18 Fri. (7 p.m.) Advanced Bachata (8 p.m.) Advanced Salsa. $18Vault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. John Bogansky Trio Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan DuoWashington Crossing Historic Park 1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA Sat.12:30 p.m. Washington Crossing "Spring" Brewfest West Trenton Ballroom (West Trenton Firehouse) 40 West Upper Ferry Road Ewing (609) 883-0325 Fri. 8 p.m. Back on the Yard SoireeWildflowers Inn 2572 Pennington Road Pennington (609) 773-239 Thurs. 6 p.m. Bill ThomasWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Justin Love Sun. 1 p.m. The WilliamsboyWWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor Jazzon2.org 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. Erik Daab TrioZlock Performing Arts Center 275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-846 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.