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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...7/28/22


By Danny Coleman


originally published: 07/28/2022

Rock On! This Week

“The new single is “a13” and it's the first song on the new record, “Elevator” and “Elevator” is my 25th solo record so it's kind of a special one for us; we play “a13” in the show as well as some other things from “Elevator.” There's in fact, nine things in the show that we've never played before but there's also a lot of the power trio material that people like, like the King Crimson stuff and some other good songs and there's an acoustic section where I do a solo acoustic guitar and voice thing for about 20-minutes and take some question and answers from the audience. So, it's a very good well-rounded show with lots of different things.”  

Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Belew has worked with some of the most sophisticated artists the music industry has ever produced. Names such as Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads and King Crimson are among those who dot his resume and as mentioned above; he has his own extensive catalog of work as well and Adrian will be bringing a powerhouse show to The Newton Theatre in Newton, NJ on August 6; much to the delight of him and his fan base. 

Belew is a self-made artist, he writes, records, does his own artwork and his stage shows have garnered a loyal following everywhere he and his band mates go. "Elevator" is his first solo digital album and he has signed with Bliss Entertainment/Ingrooves Music Group to release it to the masses. We all know of Belew's musical prowess but he is also an accomplished artist as well. 

"I've been doing my art for; I don't know over 10 years now and you can see some of my work on my most recent records. Over COVID there was so much creativity going on that I couldn't release. So, I decided that what I was gonna do was the same I did with teaching myself to play guitar and all the other instruments; I'm just gonna sit down and figure out how to do digital painting with an iPad and pencil and boy it turned out to be a fountain that I can't turn off! I've probably done a couple hundred of them by now so I thought I'd include some of the most recent ones in the CD package; giving people a bit more incentive to maybe get a CD. So, there's 38 of my digital paintings in the package and yes, they are all digital paintings.” 



 
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“Well,  in my early days of learning about art," he continued, "I was a big fan of Picasso, David Hockney and people of that style of art but I like a lot of different arts and artists. There are a lot of great artists out there, I find more all of the time but my art is just me being creative. I'm not trying to be a professional painter or artist; it's just another side of being creative and it's the same thing as doing the music. It touches all of the same kinds of things; depth and tonal things and dimension and all of the things you use in music. So, for me, especially during COVID, it was a very helpful outlet. I also of course wrote a lot of music during that time and then curated that into the "Elevator" record which I had a specific idea for which was to make a record that was uplifting, sort of pop-ish because I felt like after COVID, everyone would want to be uplifted and listen to something that makes you happy and makes you want to listen to it again.” 

Belew's decision to partner with Bliss Entertainment/Ingrooves Music Group for the digital release was something new but he stresses that this single and record will be available in other forms as well.

"Yes, just for the digital single release and the digital release of the records; it's still going to be out on our site and we still sell it at our online store. We also sell it on Bandcamp and those are the two outlets that we try to guide people to; we're not really trying to stream things yet. I mean, I'm actually not someone who does that I prefer people pay for the music; I'm sorry but that's just what I think is the right thing to do. The thing with streaming is that they pay you the absolute lowest possible percentage, which is a ridiculous percentage that's less than a 100th of a penny per play so that you're never going to make any money. So, artists have now been for many years, reduced to basically what you can make by playing live and hopefully selling merchandise during that time and that's fine; we do it really well. I have a great band, a great situation there's only four of us and our merch person who does a lot of other things and is also my wife and Julie my bass player and Johnnie my drummer. We ride in one vehicle with all of our gear, we do all of the work and then at the end of the night we're also a terrific live show. So, I think that's the best thing you can go with now these days.”  

"I mean, frankly, most of my supporters are fans who have been there for a while and they're happy to pay for the music and support us and they do things like come to our band camp and go to the Bandcamp site to buy our products and things. So, I'm not trying to necessarily search out a different audience who wants my music for free and besides, if you look at those things like Spotify and stuff like that; there's millions and millions of songs on there. So, I don't know that equation of, Oh yeah if you put it up there a lot of people will come to it that didn't know you before. I'm not sure that works all that well but I could be wrong. I could be wrong but I prefer to just do it the old-fashioned way. I make the music, I have to play everything, I do everything on it, even the artwork and I expect to be paid something for it, it costs me money to do it. I mean, if you’re a plumber; you don’t expect a plumber to come over to your house and say, hey, I’ll fix your pipes for free; I just do this because I'm a plumber (laughs).  It’s not about money for us, I mean we are really doing this for the love of it; we love our fans and they love us and it's a great honor and pleasure to be out and being able to do this again. You just have to be realistic about it, it's unsustainable otherwise we wouldn't be able to do this year after year if we can't at least earn a living at it.” 

Those very fans will be in for a treat at The Newton Theatre; right Adrian? 

"I think I’ve designed the show in a unique way. When we first come out as a trio, we play some songs as a trio; even some things that we've never done before. We play something from The Bears, we play something from “Elevator,” we play some songs from my catalog that we may have never done before and some favorites. Then I switch gears to just being the solo acoustic part of the show which lasts about 20 or 25 minutes and once again I do some songs that you would know if you're a fan and favorites and then I put in some of the brand-new songs from “Elevator” which I feel are more; there are acoustic songs on the record so they fit better in that format. Then we take a 20-minute break and let everyone go outside and check out the T-shirts and the merch. table and do whatever else they want to do and then when we come back it's full force power trio with a blistering set. There is lots of stuff from King Crimson, from my solo records especially the "Side One" stuff I did with Les Claypool and Danny Carey and also of course “e” and we've got a lot of pieces on “e” which are really great for a power trio and so by the end of the night it's a hot, hot set but it starts out from a song aspect.”

Belew says there is even a pleasant instrument surprise for those in attendance as well. 

“Johnnie Luca our drummer, who is also a great drummer by the way, is playing the Bill Bruford drum kit that I now have inherited; it’s the Bill Bruford drum kit, the yellow kit that was played in the ‘90s with the Double-Trio and it's the one on the “Live in Japan” DVD and so it's kind of a famous drum kit; in fact, it is very famous and that's something else that people get a kick out of at the show. I happened to obtain it; it's a long story but I'll shorten it by saying a guy won it in a contest 17 years ago and eventually decided to give it to me. He felt that I should have it; he’s obviously a really, really special person who did that and he's a camper that comes to our King Crimson camp that we do every summer. I had it in storage for a few years and I was only using the snare drum on some of my recordings but then we said well, let's see what condition it's in. So, Johnnie got it out and it was really in near perfect condition so he just put new heads on it and away we go; it sounds great! It’s a great kit, it’s an almost 30-year-old top of the line Tama drum kit.”  

To discover more about Adrian Belew, "Elevator" or the August 6 Newton show, please visit https://adrianbelew.net/

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. Jonathan Savage
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/  (5 p.m.) Joe Hutchinson
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch feat. (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. Diane Chiorello & Joe Kramer
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Tony Alosi
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road Trenton
(609) 394-3300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Hometown Heroes Night and Post-Game Fireworks
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) 
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Radio Fiction 
Fri. 7 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Sat. 7 p.m. Katfish Lucy
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tues. 7 p.m. Back Yard Open Jam Hosted by Mario & Frank
Wed. 7 p.m. Thrown Together
Ages 21+
Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night w/ 94.5 PST Chris & The Crew, Hosted by Joe
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot  
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Fri. 5 p.m. Kym D & Friends Present: "Welcome Home Anthony" A Benefit to Support the Grell/Patricelli Families. $20 (Tickets online only)
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. Andrea Carlson Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Mark Smith Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Thurs. 2 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. (3 p.m. / 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
Fri. 8:30 p.m. The Launch
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
Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton 
(609) 267-9660 
Sat. 6 p.m. Improv Comedy Night w/ "ComedySportz"
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. Landham Brothers. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Jon Bramnick / Vince August. $26.75 (#32.50 VIP) Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Eddie Clark. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Chesterfield Inn
633 Chesterfield-Arneytown Road Chesterfield
(609) 298-1917
Sat. 8 p.m. Chet & Ari
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6:30 p.m. The Original Ernie White 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. Joe Leslie D'Angelo, Franke Previte & Lisa Sherman
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500      
Mon. 10 a.m. Summer Camp! Sparkle, Glitter, Goo #2
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Cosmic Jerry Band (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ran D. Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Pure Petty"
Sat. (7 p.m.) Well Strung (9 p.m.) Club Night "Christmas In July" feat. a Sexy Santa Contest"
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+
Cream Ridge Winery 
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Nights / $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) 
Sat. 2:30 p.m. Mark Mayer
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 7 p.m. Tarot Card Reading and Wine Tasting
Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Legacy. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+
Sat. 2 p.m. Meg Russell
Sun. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Thurs. 10:30 a.m. 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Nights feat.  w/ $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) 
Sat. 2:30 p.m. Mark Mayer
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday w/
  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 7 p.m. Tarot Card Reading and Wine Tasting
Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Legacy. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+
Sat. 2 p.m. Meg Russell
Sun. 2 p.m. Bunny Barnes
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Joe & Krista
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. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 8 p.m. Funky Business
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Dave Murray
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 Matty Bruce
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "Throwback Saturday" w/ DJ Matty Bruce
Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by DJ Wildman Manny 
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly 
(609) 261-0500    
Sat. 7 p.m. Joah Blume & Friends
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Dale Ciccarelli
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Joe Plush
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Dan
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Mr. Nice Guy
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 968-0600
Fri. 6 p.m. Big Country 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke 
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night
German American Society
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton
(609) 585-5200
Fri. 7 p.m. Celebration of Jerry Garcia's 80th Bithday w/ "Rainbow Full of Sound." $20 (cash), doors open at 6 p.m. (Outdoor Biergarten Event)
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (9 p.m.) Little Sister
Sat. 8 p.m. "1st Annual Luau Party" w/ DJ Dangeruss (Limbo Competition and prize for Best Dressed)
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Fri. 8 p.m. Mike! 
Sat. 8 p.m. EarCandy
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0616   
Sat. 3 p.m. Photowalk
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Sat. 11 a.m. 3-26 Rodney & Eva
Halo Pub (Fete)
9 Hullfish Street Princeton
(609) 921-1710
Sat. 6 p.m. Bud & Gerard Belviso
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia
Hamilton Veterans Park
1865 Yardville-Hamilton Square Road Hamilton  
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "It's Story Time with JD" 
Tues. 5 p.m. National Night Out (South Entrance)   
Harvest Seasonal Grill (Newtown Shopping Center)
2865 South Eagle Road Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8469
Thurs. 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.) Kansas / Styx Tribute w/ "Know Return" and "Fooling Ourselves." $25 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Sun. 4 p.m. Tea Dance Party LGBTQ Sunday
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne.
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Fri. 8 p.m. Jonah Tolchin  
Hopewell Train Station
2 Railroad Place Hopewell  
Mon. 7:15 p.m. Summer Concert Series feat. Blawenburg Band
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Bad Hombres
Sat. (1 p.m.) Just Us (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Silent Q
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
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/ Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Sight Unseen
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
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
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. Mario & Frank
Sat. 6:30 p.m.  Matthew Ciejka
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
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. Mosey Beat
Fri. 9 p.m. Comedy w/ Anita Wise
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+
Joseph Lawrence Park
317 Ward Avenue Bordentown 
Tues. 6 p.m. National Night Out
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Thurs. 5 p.m. Kenny Dubman
Fri. (7 p.m.) Wayne Bilotti Duo (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
Sun. 10 a.m. Sunday Brunch
Lambertville Elks Lodge #1070 
66 Wilson Street Lambertville  
(609) 397-4210
Sat. 6 p.m.Shameless  
Lambertville House 
Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Just Jeff 
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 
11 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-8300                                                                                                                                                                              
Sat. 1 p.m. Mama's Stew (FREE event outdoors in parking lot) 
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. Laurita Junior Idol "Semi-finals
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing
Sat. 11 a.m. All Day Tribute to John Travolta (3 p.m. / 7 p.m.) Tribute Show feat. Brian Bergdoll. $15 (Children ages 12 and under FREE) 
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
Sun. 11 a.m. Dom Palombi Band
Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm
2691 Monmouth Road Jobstown
(609) 723-2630
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Soiree Dinner Event
Sat. 6 p.m. Local Nights On The Farm feat. From Jersey With Love Duo
Sun. 10:30 a.m. "Bunches & Brunches" 
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Ian Lander
Fri. 8 p.m. Ed Wall
Sat. 8 p.m. Mystery Four
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
Wed. 6 p.m. Synergy Twins
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney.  
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. 8 p.m. Famous & Fallen, The Jumping Juvies, Rat Rod
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. Mama's Stew 
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds 
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor 
(609) 448-1947
Fri. 6 p.m. Summer Concert Series: Journey Tribute w/ "Frontiers"  ($5 Parking Fee)
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 9 p.m. Candy Cavity, The Tide Bends, A Tribute to The Misfits w/ "Who Killed Marilyn?" 
Mill Hill Park Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series  
165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street) 
(609) 393-8998 
Sun. 5 p.m. Will Power Funk Band, The Renaissance Band, Ashanti
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Crazy For You"
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Crazy For You"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Crazy For You"
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated
Music On Main
25 East Main Street Yardley, PA
Sat. 6 p.m. The Fermenters Trio
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
New Hope Solebury High School 
184 West Bridge Street New Hope, PA  
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. New Hope Summer Concert w/ Wineskin / Monk & Monk
Sun. 9:30 a.m. Every Car Road Rally
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 8 p.m. "Dirty Deeds" The AC/DC Experience
Sat. (5 p.m.) Stranger Things (8 p.m.) Suede
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Harry Potter" Trivia
Sat. (11 a.m.) Pop-Up Plant Bar (6 p.m.) Brian Elliot  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. The Naturals
Sun. 4 p.m. Brendan O'Grady
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. 80's Undercover
Ages 21+
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo   
Old Hights Brewing
123 West Ward Street Hightstown
(609) 469-5976
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Open Mic Night Hosted by Sam The Trivia Guy. Ages 18+ (Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m.)
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Movie Nights On The Green: 
Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series" feat. The Ess Gees
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Diane Chiorello
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Zodiac Trio
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (7 p.m.) Gina Corso
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Joe Wagner (7 p.m.) CJ Steinway Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Scott Gurney (5:30 p.m.)  (7 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Johnathan Daddis Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Tues. 7 p.m. Lorenzo Branca
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight
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. Time Peace
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe  
Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. Beach Boys Tribute w/ "Sail On" (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)   
Smithville Park
815 Smithville Road Easthampton
Fri. 6 p.m. Concert Under The Stars "Classical Night" feat. The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey
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. Never Enough
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
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10 p.m. 90s Party w/ DJ Ernesto
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Fri. 8 p.m. We Ain't No Jive Turkeys Disco Show
Tankard Pub
440 Keim Boulevard Burlington
(609) 306-5079
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy
Taps Sports Bar
4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA
(215) 486-7862
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ Frankie Paige
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe Goodnall 
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Bigg Daddy G
Sat. 9 p.m. Audio Outlaws
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Slingshot
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
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.) Kindred Spirit Duo
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Brian Bortnick
Sun.1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Acoustic DuoVer
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. Veronica Kole
Sun. 1 p.m. Those Guys
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Crabbie & Franco
Sat. 9 p.m. The Zings
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Poor Mouth Henry
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sat. 7 p.m. JB Rocks
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 2 p.m. Bassboards
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. Se7en
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Darius the 1st
Sat. 9 p.m. 21 Kings
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
Sat. 7 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
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
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Matilda" 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. "The Race To Alaska"
Wed. 10 a.m. "Paddington 2" (FREE admission) 
The Pines Tavern 
6217 North Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA 
(215) 788-1659 
Sun. 3 p.m. Mike & Shanna
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. Vinyl Countdown
Sat. 8 p.m. Sara and The Sound
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Full Moon Fever
Sat. 8 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m. Garden State Bass. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Billy Joel Tribute w/ "We May Be Right." $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Sat. 8 p.m. Hollow Turtle, Meaghan Casey
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. Jakeya & Daniel Kaplowitz
Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Cara Cartney (6 p.m.) Greg Merkle
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Tom Trovas Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Trio
Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA
Sat. 3 p.m. Wine On The Waterfront w/ The Triple T's (FREE event)
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739 
Fri. 8 p.m. Dan & Liz
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Nick Moccia
Sun. 1 p.m. Jersey Surecats
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. Katelyn Cryan 
  
  
    
  
  
  
 


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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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