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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/21/21

By Danny Coleman

Rock On! This Week

Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins was one of music’s most interesting characters whose career never realized its full potential or received the recognition it deserved. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1929, put up for adoption at the age of 18 months and adopted by Blackfoot Indians; it was these beginnings that he began walking his path which lead to acting, boxing, opera singing and eventually blues and rock music where he became one of the pioneers of what would later become known as “Shock Rock.”  

Hawkins was somewhat of an enigma to many he encountered and others found him rough around the edges and perhaps it was for these reasons he at times struggled but one thing is for sure; his contribution to music should not be overlooked.

Long-time Hawkins guitarist Mike Armando realized the importance of carrying on the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins legacy and has formed a tribute to his late stage partner and he is bringing it to a town near you.

The Resurrection of The Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Band,” he stated proudly. “There are five people in the band; there is The “Real” Shakar Brumfield and he is the vocalist, myself, Mike Armando and I play guitar; I was with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in the 70’s, Andrew Golba is the bass player, Michael Fox is our drummer and Tony Michaels is our saxophone player. So, back in the  70’s a good friend of mine worked for MCA Records, he was the music director and he would hire new talent for the record label, listen to it and if they were good he’d bring it to the other higher-ups and suggest they get a recording contract or use a song that they wrote and give it to another famous artist to put out. So, one day, he called me and asked if I’d like to try out for the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins band and I said; what song did he do? He said, “I Put A Spell On You” and he said that the audition would be in Manhattan and I said, OK. He gave me Screamin’ Jay’s phone number and I went there, he liked the way I played and he hired me on the spot. Do you know about the book by Steve Bergsman, “I Put A Spell On You: The Bizarre Life of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins?” Everything is in there about that; after that the band formed. Screamin’ Jay never really had a steady band, he used freelance musicians but at this time he had a steady band and we’d rehearse three times a week at his apartment in Manhattan and then once we got our repertoire down his agent started booking tours.”

Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? Ah but life with Hawkins was not always simple; well, at least not according to Armando. 



 

“We played The Virginia Theater with The Platters, The Marvelettes and us; Jay blew himself up on stage by accident and I was right next to him. He had flash powder in a box and he would hit it with his foot and it would go off and explode and there would be a flash and smoke. This particular time, he kept hitting it and it wouldn’t go off so, he knelt down and hit it with his hand and it blew up in his face; it singed his forehead, his hair was burnt and he fell on the stage. All of the people thought it was part of the act and as the stagehands came out to get him off the stage and administer first aid; the people were clapping and giving him a standing ovation and as he was being taken from the stage he yelled to me, “Keep on playin’, keep on playin’” and we went into a shuffle blues for about 20-minutes until he finally came back out on stage. They had put stuff on his head and his hair and everybody went wild; it was really quite a show. There was another gig that we did with a group called The Critters; remember them? We were on the same bill as them and this was back in the 70’s; Hawkins always caused a problem when we had to perform with other groups. The Critters had some hits back then and the only hit that Hawkins had was “I Put A Spell On You” which other people were doing like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nina Simone and a whole bunch of others and he wanted to change the bill so that we went on last and they would go on first so that we would become the main act which was not the case. He didn’t like that we would be opening for them; a big argument ensued with their manager and the people running the show. I was surprised that they all gave in and changed the format of how the show would begin but that created a big mix-up because people bought tickets; it was a big mess. So, they went on first and then when we went on, we were doing our soundcheck and we couldn’t get any sound out of the PA system, the amps; the engineer thought we blew a fuse but it turns out that someone took all of the tubes out of our amps and the PA system; we think it was The Critters who did it because they wanted to get even. We couldn’t perform, we didn’t get paid; it was a big mess. We toured a lot, all over the United States and East Coast and the shows were great. He would do “Constipation Blues,” he would come out of a coffin and there was a lot of adlibbing in the shows. He was a great performer, one of a kind, there was nobody like him and he always treated his band well. He always paid us well and treated us fairly; he wasn’t a selfish type musician who just put the spotlight on himself. He would give people solos and then say solo again; he wouldn’t hog the stage. He was excellent like that, he was a great performer and a great person; he had some parts of his life where some people thought he was pretty rough and he was a rough guy but he treated his band great.”

 Musicians can deal with quirky when they are being treated well and according to Armando, Hawkins was a great boss. He was so good that he’d even go to battle for them; literally. 

One day we were practicing in his apartment and there was a guy next door who was a big Beatles fan and he didn’t like the music we were playing and he would bang on the walls. One day we were playing and Hawkins says, “Stop!” You could hear the guy knocking on the door and Hawkins opens the door and the guy said, “I’m tired of hearing this music, it’s loud and I don’t like it” and Hawkins says to him, “If you step one foot in this door I’m gonna hit you” and the guy stepped into the apartment and Hawkins hit him and knocked him to the ground. The police came and he explained to them that the guy tried to come into his apartment and that he was fearing for his life. The guy was about five foot two and Hawkins was six foot four and he was an ex-boxer (laughs). He was a pretty rough guy, had a great voice; he wanted to be an opera singer at one time but he couldn’t make any money doing that; Alan Freed got him to come out of the coffin and that’s what started it all for him.” 

So, how did he get the name “Screamin’ Jay?”

“There’s two conflicting stories,” he began with a laugh. “One is that when he was a kid his mother would hit him with a belt and he’d be screaming and the other was that he played at a club in Ohio and he was screaming with the song and some woman yelled out, “Scream baby, scream” and that’s the more credible one that I heard as to how he got that name and it stuck with him.”

One day, Armando said he had a thought; it had occurred to him that there were so many books written about entertainers but none very credible to his knowledge about Hawkins. This spurred him into action; first to contact an author and then second to perhaps “Resurrect” the music.

“I had contacted Steve Bergsman and suggested that he do the book because no one had really put out a book on Hawkins that was credible. He said, “I’ll get back to you, let me think about it” and then one day he calls me and says that he had done a lot of research and that Hawkins was a very interesting guy so, he did the book. He interviewed me and other artists and musicians that dealt with Jay and had played with him from the 50’s until he passed away; his life history, his wives and all of the misconceptions of the 50 kids he had, it’s all in the book. Once the book came out I realized that there are a lot of people who might read the book but haven’t really seen Screamin’ Jay do a live performance. So, I put the band together and we were going really well until the Covid virus came about and all of our shows were cancelled. So, it has been a year since we’ve performed, we’ve been practicing but we are trying to get back to normal now and we have a new booking agent named Fernando who is already looking into bookings for 2022. So, this gig at Randy’s Man Cave is our first one in over a year; we had another but the venue had some structural issues and it was cancelled.”

Armando is an experienced musician who has seen the peaks and some of the ugly valleys of being a performer. Coming of age in the 1960’s and early 70’s was a turbulent time, he and Hawkins hit it off in part because they both came from blues roots and rock backgrounds but for them both; there were some difficult times.



 

“I was in a blues band back in the 60’s called the New City Blues Band  and we had this manager who was insane. He came to my house at ten o’clock at night one time and said he booked us a job at a theater in Brooklyn on Liberty Avenue and that was a rough area back then; it was called The Biltmore Theater. We go there with a full band and a sax player; he wouldn’t put us on stage he had us playing in the lobby while the movie was going which didn’t make sense. So, we’re playing “Hoochie Coochie Man” and all of these people start coming out and we’re thinking, yeah, they like the band; forget it! One guy comes out and says to our sax player Jimmy Pitts who was a big black guy; it was a black audience and he turned to Jimmy and said, “If you play that sax one time, we’re gonna break that sax” and then he turned to our drummer and said, “If you play those drums we are gonna break’em all up” and I said, let’s get out of here. That was the weirdest thing I ever played but with Hawkins, he was a blues man. He was playing a lot of great blues but it didn’t make him much money until he met Alan Freed and was convinced to get into that coffin and then he got into his version of shock rock or whatever you want to call it and things got better but he was playing a lot of great blues before that.”

“There was a lot of prejudice back then, Screamin’ Jay said in an interview that he was playing in Alabama I believe it was and he said that if you were black and had a white band backing you, they would close the curtain and they wouldn’t show the white band because they weren’t allowed to show the white band backing a black guy.”

Sadly for Armando and the band, they parted ways with Hawkins who passed away a bit later;  they weren’t on the best of terms but it hasn’t stopped him from wanting to carry on the music.

“He had an aneurysm in France; he died on the operating table, he was 70 years old. Before the band split with him we used to practice three days a week and then suddenly there was no more jobs and we were saying, we have to support ourselves and there is no more work. He promised us that we had Radio City Music Hall, we didn’t believe him and he said, “If you don’t believe me, I’ll call them right now” and there were no speaker phones back then so he took a microphone, called Radio City Music Hall and put it by the phone. He calls and says who is playing on such and such a date; is it Screamin’ Jay Hawkins? She said, “Wait a minute; no we have the Rockettes playing” and he said, “What!? Screamin’ Jay Hawkins is supposed to be playing,” he was trying to hold the band together but it didn’t work out. Then he wanted us to go to France with him but we didn’t have the money to get to France and the band broke up. Then later on he got a call that there was a show at Madison Square Garden opening for The Rolling Stones. James Brown was supposed to open but there was a dispute with the contract and he pulled out. So, they had nobody to open and as it was getting closer to the date they called Screamin’ Jay and we thought he was going to call us back but he was so pissed off that he never called us back and that was the end of that. Jay paid us well for back then, in the 70’s we were making $300  per man every gig and it was going good for a while but nothing lasts forever.”

Yes, nothing is forever and everything is temporary but it seems like the Covid is somewhere in between. The Resurrection of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Band  had a scheduled gig on October 24 in Bordentown, NJ at Randy Now’s Man Cave but unfortunately Covid and slow ticket sales due to Covid has forced the postponement of this event and others at The Man Cave for this weekend.

“We played at The man Cave in 2019, we have to move everything around but we make it happen. We were going to do all of the songs we did when I was with him; we’re recreating what it was like when Screamin’ Jay was alive. We’ve been doing this for a while but everything keeps getting cancelled because of Covid; so, we’ve been hanging out just waiting for things to change. We’ve gotten some pretty good reviews and articles about our shows; Tommy Castro is a good friend of mine and he recently gave us a really good plug on WBGO Radio. Tommy is on Alligator Records and he’s a real hustler and that was very nice of him.”

To discover more about The Resurrection of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Band, please visit www.mjajazz.wixsite.com/screamin-jayhawkins .

Another event of note involves The Philadelphia International Film Festival and the rock band Triumph. Banger Films has made a rockumentary about this three piece Canadian power trio and it is premiering on Friday October 22 and then again on Monday October 25 in two separate locations at the festival.  Previews and advanced screenings of the hour and 40-minute film reveal a deeper, relaxed, gutsy and funnier side of the band than their legions of faithful fans has ever seen. Bassist Mike Levine will be calling “Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio” on Sunday October 24 to discuss the Fridy event and the Monday showing as well as give a little insight to the juggernaut that was Triumph. Tune into www.coaradio.com at 7 p.m. EST to hear the complete interview.

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
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Brunch (6 p.m.) "Sunday Funday" w/ DJ Spinning
Arts Council of Princeton    
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton    
(609) 924-8777 
Sat. 1 p.m. Day of The Dead Workshop: “Nichos & Calaveras.” (FREE event) (2 p.m.) Pop-up Beer Garden w/ Old Hights Brewing (7 .m.) Café Improv. Feat., Toth, The Wag. $2
Bill's Olde Tavern    
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton    
(609) 586-0192    
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mario & Frank
Fri. 7 p.m. Katfish Lucy
Sat. 7 p.m. Unleashed
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis
Ages 21+
Bowman's Tavern    
1600 River Road New Hope, PA    
(215) 862-2972    
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Gary Reed & Arturo Baguer
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Mark Smith Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Steve Guyger (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Broken Goblet Brewing  
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA  
(267) 812-5653  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sat. 4 p.m. “Hoppy Halloween 7 Beer Fest” feat. Unholy Water. Ages 21+, $35 (advance) (Includes a tasting glass, costumes encouraged for contest/prizes)
Candlelight Lounge    
24 Passaic Street Trenton    
(609) 695-9612    
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5 (Includes hot buffet)
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri./Sat. Max Dolcelli. $23.69
City Streets    
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor    
(609) 426-9400  
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich G. Aveo
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing 
(609) 771-0400 
Fri. 6 p.m. Diane Chiorello / Cover Up
COARadio.com    
125 South Main Street Hightstown    
(609) 241-7103
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. The New Bardots, Mike Levine of Triumph
Cooper's Riverview
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Plush Band (9 p.m.) Club Night feat. Rotating DJs (inside event)
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" feat.  (8 p.m.) Journey tribute w/ “Highway Run.”
Sat. (6 p.m.) (8 p.m.) (9 p.m.) “Latin Dance Party” w/ Son 7 Band, DJ Energetic
Sun. 11 a.m. " Sunday Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Michael Hoffman
Wed. (12 p.m.) "Wine Down Wednesdays" (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck / Disco Hustle Night (Inside)
All Events Ages 21+ 
Cream Ridge Winery  
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge  
(609) 259-9797
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday 
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)
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 Night
Dog & Bull Brew House    
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.    
(215) 788-2855    
Fri. 6 p.m. PaleHorse
Sun. 4 p.m. Vince Schneider
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-0600
Fri. 6 p.m. Friday Night Live: “Fall Sips” w/ SlideWinder Blues
German American Society  
215 Uncle Pete's Road Hamilton  
(609) 585-5200  
Fri. 7 p.m. Witches Ball Tricky Tray  (Outdoor Biergarten Event)
Greenhouse 
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1657 
Thurs. 8 p.m. "Musicians Night Out" Hosted by Lovelight 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Sam Ryan
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Dwayne Dunlevy
Grover's Mill Coffee House    
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction    
(609) 716-8771    
Sat. 11 a.m. Karl Dentino & the Ragtime Relics
Havana New Hope    
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.    
(215) 862-9897   
Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk n' Blues Jam
Fri. (8 p.m.) Billy Walton Band. $20 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Sun.6 p.m. Vini Lopez and The Wonderful Winos. $20
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. “Your Stage At Any Stage: Open Mic” Hosted by Michelle Klein. $15
Fri. 8 p.m. “Remembering Tom Petty: A night of Music and Stories” w/ Warren Zanes. $38 (advance)
Tues. 7 p.m. The Art of Living Well: “Awaken” Narrated by Liv Tyler. $12.50
Hopewell Valley Vineyards    
46 Yard Avenue Pennington    
(609) 737-4465    
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Silent Q
Sat. (1 p.m.) Acoustic Road (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat.
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Melissa Ann
Irish Rover Station House 
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment Paula & Sam Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke Party Hosted by Paula & Sam
Iron Plow Vineyards    
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus    
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Bob & Dave
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Terry Rivel
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. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 8 p.m. Comedy Night
Sat. 9 p.m. Shameless
All shows 21+   
John & Peter's    
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa    
(215) 862-5981   
Thurs. 9 p.m. Tony
Fri. 9 p.m. Apollo Sonders
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational    
All shows 21+  
Killarney's Publick House    
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton   
(609) 586-1166   
Thurs. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction 
Fri. 9 p.m. Out Of The Red
Sun. 8:30 a.m. Jeeps Only “Scavenger Haunt”
Laurita Winery    
85 Archertown Road New Egypt    
(609) 752-0200  
Fri. 12 p.m. Wine In The Grove Friday" 
Sat. 11 a.m. “Oktoberfest” (11 a.m.) Jersey Sure Cats (2:30 p.m.) American Beauty (6 p.m.) Rhyme and Reason (Dusk) Fireworks. $12 (advance ages 21+ / ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. 11 a.m. “Oktoberfest” (11 a.m.) Pennington Station (3 p.m.) Nikki Briar & The sweet Briar Band. $12 (advance ages 21+ / ages 20 and under FREE)
Wed. 12 p.m. "Girls Night Out" Cupcake Decorating. Ages 21+
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. 7 p.m. Denim and Leather, FFOG, Grome Man’s Band
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Millhill Basement    
300 S. Broad Street Trenton    
(609) 989-1600    
Fri. 10 p.m. “Friday Night Grind” feat. Rawtopsy, Charcuterie, Orthopedic Cranial Encavement, Bayht Lahm, Anti-Sapien. $10, Doors open at 9 p.m.
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Sat./Sun. 3 p.m. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Sat. 6 p.m. “Night of The Zombies” Hosted by DSZCC. $15 (per carload)
New Hope Winery   
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA  
(215) 794-2331  
Fri. 7 p.m. Beppe Gambetta. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. “Billy Joel Songbook” Starring Chris Pinella. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. “Marvel” Trivia Night
Sat. (12 p.m.) Local Artisan Craft Fair (6 p.m.) Two For Flinching
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Stranger Than Normal
Sat. 8 p.m. WURL
Wed. 7 p.m. LeCompt Acoustic Duo
Nottingham Tavern    
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square    
(609) 587-6623    
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9 p.m. “Rocktober 80’s Party” w/ 80’s Undercover
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 12 p.m. Fall Music Series w/ David Alastre & Latineo
Sun. 12 p.m. Music Fest Sunday w/ Some Assembly Acquired
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. DJ or Live Band Entertainment
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Patriots Crossing    
1339 River Road Titusville    
(609) 737-2780   
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
Pete's Steak House    
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton    
(609) 585-8008    
Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046
Thurs. 6 p.m. Chet & Ari
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Fri. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot
Rosedale Mills
101 Route 31 North Pennington
(609) 737-2008
Sat. 1 p.m. Outdoor Line Dancing. $10 (Rain date Sundays 12 p.m.)
Screamin' Hill Brewery
83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge
(609) 401-2025
Sun. 1 p.m. The Successful Failures
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Fri. 4 p.m. Lunchboxxx
Sat. 2 p.m. Maui Lu Hawaiian BBQ
Smithville Park
803 Smithville Road Easthampton
Fri. 3 p.m. Marlene Howell
Sat. 2 p.m. Random Notes
Sun. 12:30 p.m. Tiltin’ Catz
1867 Sanctuary    
101 Scotch Road Ewing    
(609) 392-6409 
Sat. 11.a.m. Fall Festival feat. Drew Turock, Gary Pearsall, Helen O’Shea & Friends, Small Craft Advisory, Crown Acoustic
Tara's Tavern   
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown    
(609) 286-2300    
Fri. 9 p.m. Mike & Karly
Sat. 9 p.m. Amptons
Tavern On The Lake     
101 Main Street Hightstown    
(609) 426-9345    
Sat. 8 p.m. “HalloQueen Drag Show: Tavern & Tiaras”
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Temperance House    
5 South State Street Newtown, PA    
(215) 944-8050    
Thurs. 7p.m. "Blues Night" w/ Steve Guyger
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kevin Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk 
Sat. 9 p.m. Secret Service
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch
The Cool Cricket    
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro    
(609) 291-9110    
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Sara & The Sound
The Dubliner  
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA  
(215) 693-1816 
Fri. 7 p.m. The Willie Lynch Band
Sat. 6 p.m. Guinness Glass Engraving Event
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" 
The Five Four Bar & Grill  
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA  
(215) 547-5525  
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Sat. 9 p.m. Bambu Weasels
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Roost    
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge    
(609) 208-0050  
Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouse
The Sycamore Grill    
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA    
(215) 908-6326    
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Stage Left
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
(609) 526-8651   
Sat. 7 p.m. Mixtape Mojo Duo
Trenton Social     
449 South Broad Street Trenton    
(609) 989-7777   
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)    
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.    
(215) 862-8300    
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia   
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Stage
All shows 21+  
Vault Brewing Company 
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291 
Fri. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio
Vault Tap Room
19 West College Avenue Yardley, PA
(267) 907-8550
Thurs. 7 p.m. Comedy Night w/
Sat. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Acoustic
VFW Post 491 
9 Fisher Place Yardville 
(609) 585-9645 
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 1 p.m. Shuffleboard Tournament
Ages 21+
Working Dog Winery    
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown    
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Chris from Rave On
Sun. 1 p.m. Erin McAndrew
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
 


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 p.m. EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.


originally published: 10/21/2021



 

 

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