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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...6/29/23


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 06/29/2023

Rock On! This Week

"I did three months of solid work on the music before the tour and then another month of administration on visas, flights, hotels and the music; it was quite stressful and a lot of work but it is what we do," laughed a very jovial Martin Barre as he discussed his latest "A Brief History of Tull" tour featuring nothing but songs from that legendary rock band. 

June 29 sees Martin and the band roll into The Newton Theater in Newton, NJ as they head toward wrapping up this leg of the tour which features many Tull "Deep cuts and rarities," something Martin says was quite the undertaking but well worth the effort.

"I've put a lot of work into this show," he began, "I want it to be something really, really special. I try to do that every time we have a new show but this one needed a lot more because I've gone down the obvious route. Highlighting the "Aqualung" album was an easy one, the "50 Years" came quite easy; a lot of thought, work and preparation has gone into this one but it's worth it and the result is more than I expected so I'm very happy with it." 

Years past have seen Barre incorporate select Jethro Tull music into his solo sets; the tunes were usually selections he penned during his time with the band but now he has chosen to go full-blown Tull with the entire evening dedicated to his past. So; why the change?  



 
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"I'm a bit of a hypocrite," he said with a chuckle, "In the back of my mind I'm going to go back to my own material but it's the demographics really. I'm playing to a Tull audience and I'm sure they'd be happy if I played a half-an-hour of the best Tull hits but I just thought, this hasn't been done. The show I'm doing will only be done by me because the tracks are really deep cuts that are very rare but they are musically important, they sound great and people will know them. The reaction is that they are really nicely surprised that I'm playing these unusual tracks; they all have their own special place in history and they're far from the obvious. So, the setlist is probably doing the rounds on the internet but people are just so excited about the choice of songs and I get lots of comments saying, "If I had to put the set together, that's exactly what I would have chose" and that's brilliant; that's the nicest thing they can say." 

"Yeah, it's very down to earth," he continued. "There is nothing hidden, it's very honest, very live and very representative of what Tull was all about; a really special live act who was a touring stadium band of the day and that music reflects it.I even play music with sequencers; well just one (laughs) because that was part of our history. We went electronic for a year and some people didn't like it but I've sort of rebuilt it all to make it really live and really exciting but it's sort of anthems of the day and it's great! I'm 77 this year so my musical tastes are very much from that era and there is not much around that sways me away from it and I'll fly that flag as long as people want to look at it." 

When Barre tours, his stage performances are very indicative of why he's one of the most influential guitarists of his era. His guitar solo in "Aqualung" has been named on multiple "Top Guitar Solos of All-Time" lists and his ability is always on full display. Recently, he has been adding an acoustic portion to his electric sets; will there be any of that on this tour? 

"Yeah but it's mixed in more because we play quite a few of the acoustic songs off the albums; I can probably count them (laughs), maybe just three (laughs) but it's part of the build up. I'm playing flute, we have keyboards; it's a lot broader sound structure of the band that lifts everything up. There's a lot of different sounds and dynamics going on and it makes it more exciting for us as musicians as well to have that variety. The band is the same, except we have a new drummer Terl Bryant and he's played with a lot of big people; John Paul Jones, Peter Gabriel, a lot of big people. He's a UK drummer and he fits in perfect because he's of that era and very sympathetic to the music. He plays inside the music rather than over it which a lot of drummers tend to do because they see it as carte blanche to go berserk (laughs) but that doesn't always work. So, it's great and he fits in really well with the music; it's still just the four of us. We are a really small unit, we've got a front of house sound which is obviously imperative and then we have a lighting guy; probably the first time we've had a proper front of house crew person on board and the lights are becoming a more important.part of what I do. I see this show in a theater with everything thrown at it, it's very visual. We have back projection, we have really great lighting effects, it's very visual on stage; changes of instruments and seques into the music, it is more of a theatrical show than I've ever done before which made it a lot harder because it's not just play a song, have a breather, tune up, chat with the audience, play another song; it's like bang, bang, bang, we are firing music at the audience. I have to work harder to keep up but it all ties in with the backdrops and the storyline that comes on the screen. The visual part is really strong on this tour. Aaron Ward who did the "50 Year," "The Aqualung Tour" has redone everything with all new songs and it's an incredible job he's done. I mean, it is really stunning; stunning visuals. I'm not interacting with it in a direct way but the visual content matches the songs. So, what's going on on the screen matches the storyline of each song so it ties in that way but there is no musical tie-in or any virtual Ian Anderson or BB King or whatever people do these days; all of the music is live."

With six decades of touring and Tull, Barre has more than enough material to satisfy his audiences; so, what do we expect in Newton and beyond? 

"It is all Jethro Tull; some of the Tull music I wrote so, I'm in there but it's probably an hour and five minute first set and 55 minutes to an hour second set. I never timed it, I planned what I wanted to play. Every song that I wanted to play I mapped out and I've got some instrumental interludes that all tie-in and amazingly, it came out pretty well banged on two hours which is what we always try and do; not by design, it just fell into place which I thought was a good sign. This tour was a month, which is short for us and then we come back in October and we do some shows in the Northeast and then we go down to Miami and then we go through Florida and across to South America for a month so it's a longer tour. They are all great audiences, great gigs and the response has been absolutely tremendous." 

Shall you miss the Newton show; fret not! Barre has one more Jersey appearance at William Morrow Beach in Somers Point on June 30 and either show is guaranteed to quench your Tull thirst. 



 
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To discover more about Martin Barre and "A Brief History of Tull," please visit https://martinbarre.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


Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/  (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. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Skyline  
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 7 p.m. DJ Danny Dirt
Tues. 4 p.m. Annual Pasta Dinner & Tricky Tray Benefitting The Jeremy Fund
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. 7 p.m. Jonathn Ashe
Sat. 7 p.m. Mad Jupiter feat. Matt Hallman
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (3 p.m.) Faraway Guys 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Summer Nights" Concert Series feat. Diablo Sandwich Band. (Takes place at the Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street) 
Mon. 6 p.m. Weekly Open Drawing Studio w/ Live Model
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 1 p.m. (B.Y.O.S) Bring Your Own Shoe
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cecil 
Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Fri. 7 p.m. Polish Nannies
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
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
Sun. 3 p.m. Preston
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 /3rd Annual Revolutionary Pub Crawl
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. Matt Gordeuk Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. (6 p.m.) "The Big Gay Event"  feat. (7 p.m.) Mike Estabrook & Ryan Chud, LIVE taping of the "Raw and Unsolicited" Podcast
Fri. 7 p.m. Hopewell
Sat. 8:30 p.m. First Saturday w/ Matt Setzer and Friends
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Cornhole ($20 buy-in)
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Righteous Jolly
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia
Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton
(609) 267-9660
Sat. 6 p.m. Sahara Moon / The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton 
(408) 335-4400 
Fri. 7 p.m. Freedom Friday Open Mic
Sat. 9 a.m. Family Engagement Program
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sun. 3 p.m.Duane Eubanks. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Jerrold Benford and Friends. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul  
City Streets
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval
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. Full Grown Men
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Midnight Sun TTL (8 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ages21+ 
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Rob Silvers (8 p.m.) Tribute to Tom Petty w/ "Pure Petty" (9 p.m.) DJ Jazzi
Sat. 8 p.m. Rolling Stones Tribute w/ "Satisfaction" $10 (advance. VIP and Gold packages available, buffet starts at 7 p.m.), doors open at 6 p.m.
Sun. (10 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas) $34.95 (Adults, kids ages 6-12 $14.95, kids under age 5 FREE) 
Tues. 5 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano 
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues and BBQ Jam (7 p.m.) Complimentary Dance Class w/ Donna Boyle (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJ. $5   
Cream Ridge Winery
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 259-9797 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. New Beginnings Summer Wine Tasting Benefitting New Beginnings Thoroughbreds. $4 (advance)
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday w/ Ronnie Brandt   
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Gumbo Gumbas. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+ 
Sat. 2 p.m. Sweet Spot
Sun. 2 p.m. Julia Melito
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." feat. Shakshuka Blues Reunion
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
Fri. 8 p.m. NC3 Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Rondie James Acoustic
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 feat. 
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 Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. '90s tribute w/ "The Posers"
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. 8:30 p.m. J Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Scott Erickson
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Fri. 6 p.m. Mike & Laura Band
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 8 p.m Joanna Caruso
Sat. 9 p.m. 44 Fridays
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Founding Father's Sports Bar & Grill 
2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 923-1100
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe Castro
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.)
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.) The Hammer Ons
Sat. 7 p.m. Surprise! Surprise! 
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions  
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA 
(215) 504-7277 
Fri.  8 p.m. Bougie & The Beast
Sat. 8 p.m. Big Country and The Finger Pickin' Good Band
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge 
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
Hamilton Veterans Park 
1865 Yardville-Hamilton Square Road Hamilton  
Fri. 9 p.m. Fireworks
Happy Apple Inn 
29 Imlaystown Road Cream Ridge
(609) 259-7889
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Codigo Barrel Release Party. (Ticketed Event, includes meal, appetizer, Codigo cocktails)
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.) Bon Jovi Tribute w/ "Slippery When Wet." $25 (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Summer Dance Party 
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6:30 p.m.) JB Kline Blues Band
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. (4 p.m.) Soul Cruisers. $28  (7 p.m.) Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-0471
Sun. 2 p.m. "AmeriCelticanaFest" Pop-Up Show Hosted by Danny Coleman feat. Mike Montrey Band, Helen O'Shea and Friends, David Vargo, SmallTown Strings
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (1 p.m.) Roundabout (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Bad Hombres
Sun. 2:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Blue Jersey Band
Mon. 1:30 p.m. Catmoondaddy
Tues. 1:30 p.m. Craig Leach Group
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(267) 914-4517
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W. 
Fri. (6 p.m.) Johnny Betz  (9 p.m.) DJ BeeNice
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
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 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. (TBA)
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Heart Fulla Bluz
Sun. 2 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly 
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Edgar Anderson
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Mike Dialto's Birthday Comedy Spectacular World Tour
Fri. 9 p.m. James Booth & The Return
Sat. 9 p.m. Reeder Station
Sun. 3 p.m. Sean Faust and The Sunken City 
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+
Joseph Lawrence Park
317 Ward Avenue Bordentown
Sat. 4 p.m. Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
Killarney's Publick House
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166 
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Mario & Frank (6:30 p.m.) Country Night w/ DJ Dan
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Sunrise Cries (9 p.m.) DJ BayNice
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch(12 p.m.)"Yappy Hour" w/  Ant Canulli (5:30 p.m.) Bob Banka
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch (12 p.m.) Ty Mares
King George Inn 
102 Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA
(215) 788-5536 
Sun. 6 p.m. Joe (Solo of Joe & Krista) (Takes place in the gazebo/patio behind the inn on waterfront)
Lakeside Cafe and Liquors
129 Route 31 North Pennington 
(609) 621-9998 
sat. 3 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Laurita "Junior Idol" Tryouts
Fri. 7 p.m. Wade Preston's Billy Joel Tribute. $25, doors open at 5 p.m.
Sat. 12 p.m. "Fourth of July Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) The Bergers (FREE admission) (7 p.m.) '90s Dance Party. $9 (advance)
Sun. 12 p.m. "Fourth of July Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) Rave On! (FREE admission)
Mon. 12 p.m. "Fourth of July Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) Shore Syde Duo (FREE admission)
Tues. 12 p.m. "Fourth of July Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) Roundabout 360 Duo (FREE admission)
Lawrenceville Main Street 
17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville
(609) 219-9300
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music In The Park" feat. Kindred Spirit (Weeden Park FREE admission) 
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
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Keith Franklin Jazz 
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  
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong  
Fri. 6 p.m. Rock N Roll Renegades 
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds 
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor 
(609) 448-1947 
Sat. 12 p.m. LEAD State Fair feat. (6 p.m.) Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Pure Petty"
Wed. 4 p.m. LEAD State Fair feat. (7 p.m.) Cosmic Jerry Band
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Spring Awakening"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Spring Awakening"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Spring Awakening"
Music On Main
25 East Main Street Yardley, PA 
Sat. 6 p.m. Eco Del Sur
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs. (5 p.m.) Bristol Alt PRIDE Fest (6:30 p.m.) Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Singing Humans 
Sun. 2 p.m. Summer Dollar Days: "Jaws The Revenge"
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
Newtown Athletic Club 
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA 
(215) 968-0600 
Fri. 6 p.m. Mike & Laura Band  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Gilmore Girls" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. John Thomas
Sat.  6 p.m. Allison Landon
Sun. 1 p.m. Artisan Craft Fair 
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.) Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) Pirate Radio
Sat. 9 p.m. Back In The Day Dance Party w/ Mark Mroz
Wed. 7 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
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Ages 21+   
Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Fri. 6 p.m. Porch
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Fri. 6 p.m. Dan & Liz
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. Mike Estabrook Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. The Amptons
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Sat. 12 p.m. Spring Music Series feat. Underwater Airlines  
Pasquale's Sports Bar 
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Cover Up
Princeton Country Club
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton 
Sat. 10:30 a.m. "A Fluid Art Experience" w/ Adriana Groza
Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Helen O'Shea & Friends, Small Town Strings, Emily Grove (Takes place in the Community Room Ground Floor)
Fri. 7 p.m. Dancing Under The Stars
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Restart The Arts 
110 High Street Burlington
Tues. 5:30 p.m. Random Notes 
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ethan Cain 
Fri. 7 p.m. Jonathan Daddis Duo 
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch  (7 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo 
Wed. (5:30 p.m.) Cassidy Rain (7 p.m.) Megan Knight 
Robbinsville Senior Center 
1170 Route 130 North (Folsom Way) Robbinsville  
(609) 259-1567
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pop-Up Dance Reunion. $15
 
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899
Sat. 2 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn"  
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (6:30 p.m.) Marc Hoffman
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 
Thurs: 6 p.m. Caskmates
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" Concert feat. The Buzzer Band (FIREWORKS immediately following). $12 (advance/online, $15 at door), doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 9 p.m. Holiday
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. Justin Lee and Raul Abbad
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. All American DJ Dana Dance Party
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. Casey & Tim
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Fri. 5 p.m. June Backstage Party
Sat. 11 a.m. Grill & Chill + Bikini Bike Wash
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Kev
Sat. 10:30 p.m. "11 Year Anniversary Party" w/ DJ Reed Streets
Sun. 9 a.m. Boost and Brunch Car Show
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kenny Dubman
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Count Josephine Band  
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Complicated Matter
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
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney  
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310 
Fri. 5 p.m. "Sunset Sips 'N' Sounds" feat. Barbara Lin Band
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Charlotte Kendrick & Dan Rowe
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. On The Fly
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays
TGI Fridays
2703 Mount Holly Road Suite 3 Washington Twp.
(609) 239-486 
Thurs. 7 p.m.  "Disney" Trivia  
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night   
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 (9 p.m.) Shameless
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 
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Keith Quinn & Guests
Sat. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sun. 2 p.m. Gerry Timlin 
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066 
Sat. 2 p.m.  Mike Montrey Band Trio. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. 2 p.m. Kelley, Ellis, & Flynn. $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. Bambu Weasels
Sat. 9 p.m. 
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Fri. 6 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Fri. 9:30 p.m. '80s Undercover
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Slick
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv 
Wed. 10 p.m. EMO Punk Rock 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. Finster
Sat. 8 p.m. Blue Flame Six
Sun. 3:30 p.m. Music Bingo
The Penguin Rocks/Asbury Music
www.newjerseystage.com
Sun. 7 p.m. Danny Coleman's Rock On Radio feat. Small Town Strings and Helen O'Shea
The River R.A.T.
37 Main Street Lambertville 
Sun. 6 p.m. Redbird (Flying Solo) Hosted by Jesse Ketchel
The Roost
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo 
Fri. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Clean Slate Duo
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Jonny & Rachel Duo
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Tone Prophets
Wed. 7 p.m. 1st Wednesday Open Mic
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Journey Tribute w/ "Frontiers." Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m. The Grouser Girls. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream
183 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 683-8720 
Sat. 7 p.m. Rusty Monks
ThunderBowl Lanes NJ
423 East main Street Wrightstown
(609) 723-7914
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Sunday's Afternoon
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Fri. 7 p.m. Starikova
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
All Shows 21+
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
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Fri. 8 p.m. Ed
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Ed Packer
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Sat. 12 p.m. Just Jeff 
VANEFRANCODANCE
23 Hankins Road Hightstown
(609) 635-3572
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Beginner Bachata (8 p.m.) Beginner Salsa. $18 
Fri. (7 p.m.) Advanced Bachata (8 p.m.) Advanced Salsa. $18
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Trio
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 6 p.m. Bring Your Own Vinyl
Washington Crossing Inn 
1295 General Washington Memorial Boulevard Washington Crossing, PA
(877) 882-1776
Sun. 4:30 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Sun. 1 p.m. The Williamsboy
WWFM 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. 9:30 p.m. The Outcrops
Yardley Inn
82 East Afton Avenue Yardley, PA
(215) 493-3800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Rose Wine Dinner. $85 


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