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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...7/21/22


By Danny Coleman


originally published: 07/21/2022

Rock On! This Week

"Yeah, the single is out and it's doing very well; I'm really excited about it and it has been getting a lot of great comments and everybody that has heard it really loves it; they love the energy and it has got a great sound. So, it's doing very well; the album is called "American Rocker" and yes, I'm very excited about it." 

"American Rocker" is the seventh solo album from Blue Oyster Cult guitarist Joe Bouchard and to listen to him talk; he feels it is his best to date. Yes, the man who helped write Cult classics such as "Don't Fear the Reaper," Burning for You" and "Hot Rails to Hell" is back at it once again with a renewed vitality and eagerness to perform. 

The new album was released on June 3 through Deko Entertainment and Joe can't wait to begin promoting this latest effort.

"Yes, it's 11-tracks and they're all brand new songs and I can say that this is officially my pandemic album because I was stuck here at home and I know a lot of people were complaining, oh you know it's upsetting my whole life but I was having a great time because I got to write some great songs and I had time to practice by instruments and yeah, I really think that this is the best solo album I've done," he began enthusiastically. "This is my seventh solo album and all of the production things sort of came together really good too. Mickey Curry played drums again and it's fantastic working with him; he's just a a brilliant, brilliant rock drummer and I've got a great team! The mixes came out really good; I'm using a new guy to mix the album and he's just a genius and makes everything sound great!"



 
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"The album is all me, it's the most that I've ever done, it's all new material, no covers, no instrumentals. I always like to put an instrumental on my albums because I kind of grew up on in the early days in my bands playing songs by The Ventures and that kind of music but these are really tight songs. I'm starting to get a little bit more conscious of coming up with really interesting lyrics. So, out of the 11 songs I wrote lyrics for nine of them; that's the most I've ever written for one record. Even back in the Blue Öyster Cult days, I would do two, maybe three songs for an album but when you're doing your own album the pressure is on to come up with the goods from beginning to end and I really think that on this one; there's no weak spots and that's great."

The first single release titled "My Way Is the Highway" is somewhat of an homage to Joe's youth and the life of a touring band.

"Well, I wanted to capture that feeling," he continued, "We were all stuck inside but I started thinking; what do I really want to write about? Well,  one of the things I was thinking was that the most exciting part of my life was in the '70s when we were just breaking into playing at places like The Spectrum in Philadelphia and arenas and all of those types of shows. We did Madison Square Garden on that tour and we loved touring with Foghat and of course there was the "Black and Blue Tour" with Black Sabbath; those were big, big tours. So, I tried to write the first single, which was "My Way Is The Highway," about being on the road and you're behind schedule and you've gotta get to the concert on time; that was a lot of fun to put that one together. Then the second single, "In The Golden Age" was of course right to the heart of being on tour and playing shows and how when you go into one of these little towns, you're the biggest thing that they may see that month or even all year; you know the way it was we could do that six and seven nights a week." 

Many artists will test out new material while on tour and others kind of wait until an album is released before performing new songs in front of people but Bouchard, well, he took another approach. 

"We are going to Scotland and London and France in August and we're going to be playing The Hard Rock Cafe in France I believe; it's not on the calendar yet but in Paris, France which is beautiful, it's odd eating American hamburgers but I don't care I'm going to definitely get some of that French food," he said with a loud laugh. "I don't mind playing anywhere, I play all kinds of things; in fact, to sort of warm up for this for this album, I hit some open mics. My brother and I would do these open mics because nobody was really going to a club; you know? So, this is how I would test out some of the songs for my last couple of albums. We would be like; oh I'll sneak into this open mic; we only get to play two songs so they gotta be good and a lot of the songs for this album were developed in that way; sort of by sneaking around. Our thinking was, there's an open mic here and they'll put us on at 9:30 and we'll get off because you never know until you put the songs in front of the public how they could go over." 

When asked how he adapted from selling out arenas with Blue Oyster Cult and larger stages to doing those open mics and Hard Rock Cafe type of shows; he recalled another band who, like Blue Oyster Cult and himself liked to use the element of surprise. 

"When we wanted to develop new material, we had heard that The Rolling Stones would do an unannounced show at a club so we never thought it was kind of weird because we had been playing on big stages. We always felt that we should be able to play in any situation; if you're good you should be able to play anywhere. I remember for the first couple of days of doing those kinds of shows as Soft White Underbelly that they were fun but then of course after some time, we went back to being just Blue Oyster Cult but it was a good sort of divergence for us for a while."

With the album now being distributed, Joe says he has plans to get warmed up with a gig or two here in the U.S. before heading for that French food. 

"We're playing a festival in upstate New York in July and that's with our band called Blue Coupe with Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper bassist) and my brother Albert. Then we go up to Canada for a short tour, about six days in Canada and then in August the Bouchard brothers which is myself and my partner Joan on guitar and we're going to Scotland England and France and so yeah, we're excited about that but afterwards, we're not sure about the booking situation because everybody wants to be healthy and you know; you go out and meet with the public and you know you might have to cancel a couple of gigs. So, we're taking it a little cautiously at this point but after the tour I think we're going to put out both of these albums in vinyl so we'll be doing another whole round of promotion to promote the vinyl. We also want to do a Bouchard Brothers album, an official shared Brothers album and I think that's going to be a lot of fun. During the pandemic we recorded a bunch of music, I would record in my studio and my brother would record in his and then we would pull the tapes and put them all together. We sent off seven songs to a charity in in France; some classic Blue Öyster Cult done for acoustic guitar. So, we may do an album of all Bouchard Brothers; some of our greatest hits I guess you could call it."

Tell me Joe; how would you sum up this album? 



 
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"Good rocking fun time and if you look at it; there are positive messages. I think it's the kind of thing we need right now, somebody may say this is great, this is one of those albums where you just want to get in your car and just slam the stereo up loud and go for a drive. That's where this album is;  it's very positive, very high energy and people have said my voice has never been better, that's good; right? You know we're getting older, so you have to really step up to the plate and make it happen and so far, everything is fantastic!" 

To discover more about Joe Bouchard and/or "American Rocker," please visit https://joebouchard.com/home.

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. George Becker
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Mark Sacco (5 p.m.) Anthony "Fast Ant" Cannuli
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch feat. (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour Fundraiser for Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice feat. music of Diane Chiorello (7 p.m.) Diane Chiorello
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Beth Arnold Gilbert
Sat. 3 p.m. Bill Thomas
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Brieann Wall
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road Trenton
(609) 394-3300
Mon. 7 p.m. Christmas In July 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Summer Nights" Concert Series feat. Essie & Nap. (Takes place at the Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street) 
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv 
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436  
Wed. 7 p.m. Ink & Drink: DIY Linoleum Printing
Bellemont Farm
Valley Road Lambertville
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Big Bear Gear Concert Series: Midsummer Night Swing feat. Fred Astaire Dance Studio and music by The Lifters
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Tour de Force Duo
Fri. 7 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd. 
Sat. 7 p.m. Black Zeppelin
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis
Ages 21+ 
Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Fri. 7 p.m. The Barry Wass Band / The Risers
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Sat. 7 p.m. UWC Live Pro Wrestling
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. Wendy Simon Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Bristol Lions Park
100 Basin Park Bristol, PA
Sun. 6 p.m. Stranger Than Normal   
Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Iconic Ladies of Song" w/ Keith Baker & The Bristol Riverside Theater Concert Band. 
Fri. 8 p.m.  "Iconic Ladies of Song" w/ Keith Baker & The Bristol Riverside Theater Concert Band. 
Sat. 8 p.m.  "Iconic Ladies of Song" w/ Keith Baker & The Bristol Riverside Theater Concert Band. 
Sun. 3 p.m.  "Iconic Ladies of Song" w/ Keith Baker & The Bristol Riverside Theater Concert Band. 
Wed. 2 p.m.  "Iconic Ladies of Song" w/ Keith Baker & The Bristol Riverside Theater Concert Band. 
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Octave Cat / Crucial. $23.06
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    
Brother's Pizza  
871 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 586-2727 
Wed. 6 p.m. Anthony "Fast Ant" Cannuli
Burlington County Fairgrounds and Pavillion 
1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus 
(609) 265-5858 
Sat. 4 p.m. Farm Fair feat. Acoustic Explorer
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. Victor North. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Tony V. $23.69 Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. (7:30 p.m.) Tony V. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m. (9:30 p.m.) "Gaalipedia Party" feat. Tony V, Shafi Hossain, Amanda gail, Sonya Vai.  $32.50
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor 
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Tanglewood
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6:30 p.m. John B. Austin Band  
COARadio.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. Albert Cummings, The Return of Engineer Art and music by various artists 
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500    
Mon. 10 a.m. Summer Camp! Imaginarium-Recycle & Create!    
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs.(7 p.m.) GruvTyme (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ran D. Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" w/ James Popik ( 7 p.m.) Dinner & Show w/ The Amish Outlaws. $20, $45, doors open at 6 p.m. (VIP available) (10 p.m. DJ Dance Party w/ MC Mike Alba and DJ Filter. 
Sat. (8 p.m.) El Ka Bong (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Bockman
Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz 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+
Crafty Crab 
1847 Street Road Bensalem, PA
(267)855-2722
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Cream Ridge Winery 
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Nights  w/ $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) 
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday w/ Redbird 
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Dog Days" of Summer (Pet Friendly Event)
Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. The AM Radio Tribute Band. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+
Sat. 2 p.m. Rodney Wright
Sun. 2 p.m. Kim & Chuck Duo
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
Sat. 9 p.m. EarCandy
Tues. 7:30 p.m. 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
(609)267-4344
Thurs. (4 p.m.) "Yappy Hour" (7 p.m.) Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
Sat. 8 p.m. Christmas In July and Ugly Sweater Competition
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  
Decades
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Fri. 8 p.m. Dance Party w/ DJ Ran D
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "Throwback Saturday" w/ DJ Matty Bruce
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney
Sat. 8 p.m. Big Country  
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 968-0600
Fri. 6 p.m. Corner Brothers
Sat. 8 p.m. "Lost In Space" an Outer-Space Inspired Pool Party w/ Live DJ, Drink Specials. $25 (Non-members)
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke 
Etra Lake Park
Disbrow Hill Road East Windsor
Sun. 6 p.m. Crosby, Stills & Nash Tribute w/ "Wooden Ships" 
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 7 p.m. Ryan Sab
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Sat. 12 p.m.  Christmas In July feat. a Visit from Santa
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night
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" 
Greenhouse
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1657  
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Musicians Night Out"   
Fri. 9 p.m. It Hurts Me Two
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Sam Ryan 
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Dwayne Dunlevy    
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Fri. 8 p.m. JD Valenteen
Sat. 8 p.m. Jeff Selby  
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Sat. 11 a.m. Joe Hutchinson
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Tues. 5 p.m. Central Jersey Antique Car Club Cruise Night
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
Harvest Seasonal Grill (Newtown Shopping Center)
2865 South Eagle Road Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8469
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Fri. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot  
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.) 80s Revolution. $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m D.J Dance Party
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Thurs. 7 p.m. Films That Made Music: "All The Streets Are Silent" $12.50
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell
(609) 466-0471
Sat.6 p.m. Hopewell Hayride (Old Time Country & Bluegrass). Hosted by Frank Bruno feat. Al Kessel & Never Too Late Band, Big Valley Bluegrass Band, Ann Brown. $15 (Suggested donation adults includes food) 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. (1 p.m.) Living The Dream (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Robert Ruffis Experience
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. A Little Bit Off 
Howe Commons 
Main Street Pennington  
Thurs. 7 p.m. The Rangers Nouveau Band. (FREE event, BYOB, Food Trucks)
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/ Laura Fiacco (9 p.m.) Midnight Sun
Sat. 9 p.m. J. Geils Band Tribute w/ "Bloodshot" and Special Guests The Slappin' Pistons
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays  
Wed. 7 p.m. Summer BBQ and Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco 
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
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Tony Occhipinti
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. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir 
Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos 
All shows 21+   
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Vivienne "Baby Gaga" Artur / Anthony "Dad Rock" Artur
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Room For Mojo
Sun. 3 p.m. Eli Lev 
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. 5 p.m. Ladies Happy Hour w/ Music by Radio Fiction. $35 (Includes 4 wines  and 4 appetizers)
Fri. (5 p.m.) Tour de Force Duo (7 p.m.) Guns 4 Hire (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (7 p.m.) Chet & Ari (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Brunch
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Christine Havrilla  
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 
11 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-8300                                                                                                                                                                              
Sat. 1 p.m. Phase 3 (FREE event outdoors in parking lot)   
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. Laurita Junior Idol Tryouts
Fri. 5 p.m. "Cornhole Tournament" 
Sat. 11 a.m. A Tribute to the Artistry of Billy Joel w/ Wade Preston   
Lawrenceville Main Street
17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville
(609) 219-9300
Thurs. 6 p.m. "Music In The Park" feat. Cover Up. (Weeden Park FREE admission)  
Lillipies Bakery 
30 North Harrison Street Princeton
(609) 423-2100
Sun. 11 a.m. Dom Palombi Band
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 6 p.m. Jack Furlong w/ Pat Kerrsen
Fri. 8 p.m. Wayne Wesley Johnson
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Aaron Quarterman
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 321-7000  
Fri. 5 p.m. Bruce Fredericks
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 8 p.m. Darlin and The Dogs  
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 
Sat. 9 p.m. Steal Your Face
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Mercer County Park  (Boathouse at Mercer Lake)
334 South Post Road West Windsor
(866) 683-3586 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Big Horse Band
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds 
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor 
(609) 448-1947
Fri. 6 p.m. Summer Concert Series: Morris Day. ($5 Parking Fee)
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 10 p.m. PISSED!, Oh The Humanity, Hassle. $8, ages 21+, doors open at 9 p.m.   
Morven Museum & Garden 
55 Stockton Street Princeton  
(609) 924-8144
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Ragtime Relics. $10-$15 
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. La Cage Aux Folles
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. La Cage Aux Folles
Sun. 3 p.m. La Cage Aux Folles
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated
Music On Main
25 East Main Street Yardley, PA
Sat. 6 p.m. Full Grown Men
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 Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Sat. 8 p.m. The Billy Joel Songbook: Hits + B-Side Favorites. $40
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia
Fri.  6 p.m. John Brennan Blues  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. TailSpin 
Sun. 4 p.m. Beg, Borrow & Steel Trio
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Ages 21+
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dueling Piano Night w/ Flying Ivories
Sat. 12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. Strictly 60s
Pasquale's Sports Bar
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour feat. (TBA) 
Sat. 8 p.m. 44 Fridays
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir 
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Zodiac Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. New Scores: 2022 Edward T Cone Institute Concert w/ New Jersey Symphony. $8
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 295-8236
Fri. 3 p.m. Nik from WXTU 92.5
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Greg McGarvey (7 p.m.) Gina Corso
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (7 p.m.) Paula Johns Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (5:30 p.m.) Pentley Holmes (7 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney
Tues. 7 p.m. Lorenzo Branca
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight
Robbinsville Community Concert
Town Center Lake Drive Gazebo, Robbinsville 
Tues. 7 p.m. Gumbo Gumbas
Robbinsville Community Park 
West Manor Way Robbinsville
Fri. 8:15 p.m. "Wheels & Reels" Drive-In Movie Night. (Takes place at corners of Gordon and Sharon Roads) 
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(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.) "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. Stems & Seeds (6:30 p.m.) Joe Grillo 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe  
Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. A Tribute to The Eagles w/ "Desert Highway" (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)  
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 6 p.m. Love, Said The Commander
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Dino and the Demolition
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton
Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny Betz
Wed. 8 p.m. Sight Unseen    
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-94
Sat. 11 a.m. Hind Sight
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10:30 p.m. DJ Reed
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. 2 If By C Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Complicated Matter (Takes place downstairs in bar) Tavern & Tiaras "Summer Beach Bash" Drag Show. $15 (advance/online $25 door), Ages 21+. doors open at 8 p.m. (Takes place upstairs)
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Fri. 7 p.m. Bad Hombres
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney  
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton 
(609) 924-2310 
Fri. 12 p.m. "Sips & Sounds Friday" feat. (5 p.m.) Joah Blume & Friends
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Barbara Lin Band
Sun.1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Allen Wilkcockson
TGI Fridays 
319 US Highway 130 North East Windsor  
(609) 490-1450
Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
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. Don Lee
The Beer Garden at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Sat. 6 p.m. Steal Your Peach w/ Ron Hollaway and special guests Over The Counter
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville 
(215) 681-4660 
Fri. 8 p.m. Rachel Sumner & The Traveling Light    
The Bog (Cranbury Golf Club)
49 Southfield Road West Windsor
(609) 799-0341
Fri. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo  
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. Unleashed
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Sat. 7 p.m. The King Brothers
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" 
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Fri. 5 p.m. Sunset & Jazz w/ The Eric Mintel Quartet
Sat. 2 p.m. Laurie Vosburg Band
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. Main Street 
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA
(215) 942-4000
Sat. 9 p.m. Tuesday Night Special
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Fatha Ramzee
Sat. 9 p.m. My Hut / DJ Darius The 1st
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Spareparts
Sat. 8 p.m. Julia's Birthday w/ Bill Monach and Soulshine 
Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo
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. 6:30 p.m. "Reel" Garden Party
Sun. 3 p.m. Dueling Pianos "Disney" Sing-A-Long   
The Pines Tavern 
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA 
(215) 788-1659 
Sat. 8 p.m. Joe & Krista
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. No Way Out
Sat. 8 p.m. The Shaykz
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Kickbax
Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot Duo feat. Tony Flagiello
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Sat. 8 p.m. "Comedy Show" $20, doors open at 7 p.m.
Train Wreck Distillery  
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6300
Fri. 7 p.m. Random Notes Duo
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)
Sun. 11:30 a.m. "Drink & Draw Brunch" Hosted by Brass Rabbit. $35
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.)
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Lia Menaker
Sat. (12 p.m.) Tony Alosi (6 p.m.) Russell Norkevich
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m.Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Tom Cullen Trio
Villa Park 
Fairmount and Lyndale Avenues Trenton
Fri. 6 p.m. City of Trenton Summer Concert Series feat. Robert Ruffin Experience. (FREE event) 
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Sat. 6 p.m.Carmen Marranco
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739 
Fri. 8 p.m. Keep The Change
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Erin McAndrews
Sun. 1 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
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. 7 p.m. Rob Messina
  
  
  
  
  
  
  


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.





EVENT CALENDAR

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A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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Vienna Boys Choir

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music


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THE IRISH TENORS - "WE THREE KINGS" CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music


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Seton Hall University Annual Winter Concert

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 7:30pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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George Street Playhouse presents "Joy"

Thursday, December 08, 2022 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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A Rockapella Holiday

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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A Christmas Story, The Musical

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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Broadway for the Holidays II

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Grunin Center Black Box Theater
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: theatre


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Pyrenesia & Alex Radus Band

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: music


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Darlene Love - Love for the Holidays

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: music


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CDC Theatre presents Elf the Musical

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
CDC Theatre
78 Winans Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
category: theatre


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Celtic Angels Christmas

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music


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George Street Playhouse presents "Joy"

Friday, December 09, 2022 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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A Christmas Story, The Musical

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 2:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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A Christmas Story, The Musical

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre


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A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 1:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 7:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre


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Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway: Broadway the Calla-way!

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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Broadway for the Holidays II

Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 2:00pm
Grunin Center Black Box Theater
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: theatre


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