"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!"
"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 andthat 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 TheSpectrum 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 butafter 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."
"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!"
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 ChiorelloAristaeus 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 WallArm & 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 PrintingBellemont 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 LiftersBill'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 RisersBordentown Elks 11 Amboy Road Bordentown (609) 298-2085 Sat. 7 p.m. UWC Live Pro WrestlingBoro Bean 9 East Broad Street Hopewell (609) 466-6681 Sat. 11 a.m. John AbbottBowman'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 PrescottBristol 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" CannuliBurlington County Fairgrounds and Pavillion 1960 Jacksonville Jobstown Road Columbus (609) 265-5858 Sat. 4 p.m. Farm Fair feat. Acoustic ExplorerCandlelight 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. $20Catch 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. $32.50Chickie's & Pete's 183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown (609) 298-9182 Fi./Sat. 8 p.m. DJ EntertainmentCity Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Sat. 9 p.m. TanglewoodClubhouse 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 & SamCream 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 DuoCross 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 MannyEddington 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 SantaFriendly's 1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville (609) 426-9203 Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise NightGleason'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 HutchinsonHamilton 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. TriviaHarvest 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 DuoHopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-1964 Thurs. 7 p.m. Films That Made Music: "All The Streets Are Silent" $12.50Hopewell 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 OcchipintiIron 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 BrunchLambertville 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 BandLogan 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 QuartermanMagikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicMakefield Highlands Golf Club 1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA (215) 321-7000 Fri. 5 p.m. Bruce FredericksMarie'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 SamMercer County Park (Boathouse at Mercer Lake) 334 South Post Road West Windsor (866) 683-3586 Thurs. 5 p.m. Big Horse BandMercer 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 UnvaccinatedMusic On Main 25 East Main Street Yardley, PA Sat. 6 p.m. Full Grown MenNaked 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. TriviaNew 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. $40Newtown 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 TrioNottingham 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 60sPasquale'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 MicPete'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 WilsonPrinceton 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. $8Puss N Boots Tavern 942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 295-8236 Fri. 3 p.m. Nik from WXTU 92.5River 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 KnightRobbinsville Community Concert Town Center Lake Drive Gazebo, Robbinsville Tues. 7 p.m. Gumbo GumbasRobbinsville 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. TriviaShady 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 CommanderSparky 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 SightSteam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Sat. 10:30 p.m. DJ ReedTaps 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 WilliamsboyTavern 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. KaraokeTemperance 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 WilkcocksonTGI Fridays 319 US Highway 130 North East Windsor (609) 490-1450 Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie WhiteTGI Fridays 780 Route 130 South Hamilton (609) 581-6910 Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy GTGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle Sun. 1 p.m. Don LeeThe 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 CounterThe 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 SpiritThe 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. UnleashedThe 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 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. Main Street The HOB Tavern 146 Second Street Bordentown (609) 291-7020 Tues 7 p.m. Music BingoThe Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant 882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA (215) 942-4000 Sat. 9 p.m. Tuesday Night SpecialThe 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 NightThe 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 & KristaThe 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 ShaykzThe 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 FlagielloThe 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 DuoTrenton 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 NorkevichVault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m.Behn Gillece Duo Sat. 7 p.m. Tom Cullen TrioVilla 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 MarrancoWilson's Pub 1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA (215) 355-4739 Fri. 8 p.m. Keep The ChangeWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Erin McAndrews Sun. 1 p.m. Ronnie BrandtWWFM 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.