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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...11/24/22


By Danny Coleman

Rock On! This Week

“I have to tell you," began founding member of The Hollywood Allstars, keyboardist Steve Gaspar"Years ago, it was a passion project of mine and when I say years, I mean probably about four or five years ago. I've been in the music business my whole life and I had this idea that I wanted to put together a quote unquote; super group. A dream team of people that I respect and people who I enjoy the way they play and that I enjoy hanging out with and I never would have imagined five years later that I'd be on the phone with you telling you about it. I have the horn section that did The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels tour, the bass player from the Johnny and Edgar Winter groups, the lead singer from Tower of Power, a guitar player that has worked with Blood, Sweat & Tears and Talking Heads; I mean, it really is literally like a dream come true. I mean, not to sound like a corny cliche but I'm really, really fortunate to be able to say I'm surrounded with these people let alone have gotten them all to be in a band and to get a record deal, which in itself is cuckoo these days; you know?” 

The music industry is an odd and unpredictable business and such is the case whether those who choose to be a part of it are doing so in a part-time role or have chosen it to be a full-time profession; either way it's a "Passion" rife with creative thoughts and most times, very big dreams. So, when those dreams are even close to being fulfilled the sense of accomplishment is only surpassed by the thrill of the moment and the desire to continue the pursuit and in Gaspar's case; he took the negativity of the 2020 lockdowns and turned it into a very big positive result (Pun intended). 

“Well, it started out as me; I was doing a lot of different things. I've toured and played with James Brown, B.B. King, the guitar player from The Rascals, Gene Cornish, the drummer from KISS, Peter Criss and I decided that I wanted to do my own thing and when I reached out to all of these people; we had all known each other from different things, doing sessions together or from crisscrossing paths on the road; everyone seemed into it. They asked me; “How much do you think you're gonna work?” I said, it's going to start off very small, just doing local theaters and it might be a dozen dates a year and everybody wanted to jump on board. When we started it, it was basically a glorified cover band and we decided that what we would do was to choose songs by artists that we’ve or that I’ve either toured with or recorded with and put our own little spin on them and that's what it was in the very beginning. Then of course COVID hits and everybody's doing nothing for two years and it was at that point that I decided if I'm going to take this to the next level I have to write for it and that's where this whole album began; during COVID.”  

Gaspar assembled his band of "Allstars," took the minor detour through the pandemic and decided on a four song EP until he was contacted by yet another experienced industry insider. 



 
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“So, “Field Of Grace was the first single and it's a breakup song of sorts and to get everyone in the band involved, I put the horn section in there," he continued to explain. "I don't know if you've heard of them, they're called The Uptown Horns and they've worked, as I said with Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, the J. Geils Band they literally have worked with everyone in contemporary music. They said to me, “We have a bunch of songs; can we send you some?” So, they did and one of them; I fell in love with, it's called “Trust Me.” So, that was a second song and then the last two; well, there are actually five but the third and fourth songs were songs that I had written during the lockdown. So, all of this is going on and the four songs are in the works and I'm doing mixes on them and this gentleman finds me on Facebook; his name is Charlie Midnight. Charlie Midnight has written and produced Joe Cocker and a whole bunch of people and he said to me, “Steve, you know there's this song that I wrote in 1985, it was a Grammy award-winning song for James Brown and was in a “Rocky” movie and I want you to listen to it because I think it fits right in with what you're doing. Well, that song was “Living in America” the James Brown single. So, I decided that we were going to include that but that we're going to put our own spin on it and that's the fifth song; which is the only cover on the EP and talk about things being synergistic and just falling into place; come to find that the horn section on that record was The Uptown Horns. They played on the original James Brown version of the song and so all of this was a nice tip of the hat to James Brown and Charlie Midnight and it was also a nice tip of the hat to the horn section. I just felt that with what's going on in the world these days politically and economically and everything else; what better time for us to band together and try to convince everyone that this really still is the greatest country in the world and so “Living in America” was the obvious fifth choice for the EP.”  

Band? Check! Songs written? Check! Record label and/or distribution plan? Well, not yet but fortunately for Gaspar; he knew a guy who knew a guy named Charlie Calv who urged him to reach out about what he was doing.

“You know, that in this business and you know as well as I do that it takes a little bit of luck; you have to just step in some stuff the right way sometimes and I'll tell you, I'm very pleased with the way all five songs came out. Then through another stroke of luck, a friend of mine who was familiar with Deko Entertainment says to me; “Why don't you send this stuff to them? They have a very eclectic mix of artists and this might be something they would like” and I sent it to them, they fell in love with it and I found a home for the project. They have been absolutely wonderful and supportive and I'm looking forward to a hopefully very successful release and I would love to be able to bring them a home run. “  

Calv and his partner Bruce Pucciarello have created a very artist friendly environment at Deko and this is something that an artist such as Gaspar can appreciate due to past work with various major labels; he is aware however, that there are differences due to their sizes. 

“I love Charlie, first of all, we are two keyboard players so I am on board with a keyboard player and so of course we get along but they are; I've been signed to major labels before. I was signed to Epic Records, Columbia Records and that can be a nightmare but Charlie has been the nicest, sweetest, easiest person to do business with and I have nothing but great things to say about him and the whole group; so far, they've been amazing people and they have a very eclectic mix of stuff between Tiffany and the rock stuff that they do; I feel like we’ve found a great home for this project with Deko.”

 He went on, "There are pros and cons to both. Obviously, the thing with Charlie is that every move he makes, he will call me for approval; from the CD cover, to artwork, to the shooting of the video and I mean every step of the way I'm getting a text message or an e-mail saying, Steve check this out; what do you think of this? When I do have changes or suggestions, he's 100 percent totally open; it's almost like I'm dealing with a friend rather than the head of a label and it has been a really heartwarming experience. Especially in today's day and age to have something like that; it's silly to try and even get signed to the larger labels because unless you're doing 100,000 streams on Spotify and you're out in a van selling merch every day; they're not even going to touch you. So, the idea that here's this brand-new thing with a relatively small following and they latch onto it and say, we love this, we want it, it's all about the music at that point; you know?” 

With the last box checked, Steve can put an eye to the future and is doing so with a series of EP release parties; the next of which is early in 2023 in New York City. 

“Here's what's going on, I’m in Trumbull, Connecticut and the band is mostly New York, New England area; from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. So, we decided that for our release party; we have another one scheduled at The City Winery in New York City on January 17, 2023 and tickets for that go on sale next week on November 30; what I'm hoping is that the record will start making noise in markets outside of Connecticut and if we start getting some airplay and a little bit of notoriety in different markets, I would love to be able to see the band take it to Boston and into Pennsylvania or whatever markets where the people are becoming familiar with the songs and that's my dream.”    

“I’m working on booking a couple of other things before the end of the year and into the beginning of next year. Charlie just finished the first lyric video for the first single which is the title song “Field Of Grace” and in my imagination I'm picturing that once that runs its course, I have a feeling they're going to want to pull “Living in America” as the second one. I mean, that song already has proven itself to have legs years ago and it seems like the easiest second choice but beyond that there are three other great songs and I'm hoping that we're able to do some more music videos to try to get the bands face out there a little bit more. This formation of the band has been together for about a year and a half and everyone has been very good. Obviously, before COVID, people were touring a lot and it was a little bit sketchier; I might have to find a different bass player or a different drummer because these guys are working as much now as they were before but I've gotten a little bit more of a commitment from everyone. Then beyond that, having Charlie and Bruce in our corner and now that there's a record deal; it makes it a little bit more appetizing for everyone to want to be at the gigs, so, we’ll see what's going to happen.” 

To discover more about The Hollywood Allstars, please visit https://www.thehollywoodallstars.net/

On behalf of this space; I offer wishes of a Happy Thanksgiving! May you find abundance beyond calories! 

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
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Mark Sacco (5 p.m.) Lofash
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch (7:30 p.m.) DJ Justin Macellard
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Brian Elliot
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tues. 8 p.m. / Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Ages 21+ 
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot  
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Sat. 4:30 p.m. City Tree Lighting 
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Fri. 7 p.m. Black Friday Comedy Show and Afterparty Hosted by Dee Kay feat. John Phillips, Stiletto w/ music by DJs Big Al Smith, D-Nice. $30 (advance), Doors open at 6 p.m.
Sat. 7 p.m. UWC Pro-Wrestling and Toy Drive (FREE admission for anyone bringing an unwrapped toy)   
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Fri. (12 p.m.) Black Friday at Broken Goblet: Zombie Turkey Paintball (8:30 p.m.) Starship Lovechild
Sat. 8:30 p.m. The Return of Tenacious E
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch    
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Sat. 3 p.m. Duane Eubanks. $20  
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Uncle Floyd. $23.69 Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Uncle Floyd.  $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m.    
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Full Grown Men  
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. Laura Cheadle  
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500
Sun. 5 p.m.  Winter Chip & Dip Platter Workshop        
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (7:30 p.m.) Weekend Party and Dinner Show w/ "Don't Call Me Francis" and DJ Stanley Stylez GLOW After-party. $10 (advance, includes buffet w/ VIP available), doors open at 6 p.m. 
Sat. 9 p.m. "Little Black Dress Affair." $35 
Sun. (11 a.m.) Brunch (6:30 p.m.) Ed Wall and JB Kline Band
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck  (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5 
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Sat. 2 p.m. Julia Melito
Sun. 2 p.m. Skip & Chickie  
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
Fri. 9 p.m. Side Arm
Sat. 8 p.m. Fat Mezz
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo                                                                                                                                                      
  
Dadz Bar and Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609)267-4344
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly 
(609) 261-0500    
Fri. 7 p.m. Modern Mojo  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Brian & Mindy
Sat. 8 p.m. Bright Kelly 
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8 p.m. Chris Benedetti
Sat. 8 p.m. Dom & Jese  
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 968-0600
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke   
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Sat. 9 p.m. Joe Zook & Blues Deluxe
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
Friendly's
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Wed. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Kevin McGowan and/or Gino Formaroli (Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.) 
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Midnight Sun
Sat. 8 p.m. Leading Zero
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions  
Greenhouse
90 South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1657  
Fri. 9 p.m. Meshed Up    
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Sat. 8 p.m. Country Rogue 
Havana New Hope 
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. 
(215) 862-9897
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Sun. 3 p.m. Ladies 2000 and Beyond
Mon.9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Tuesday Night Jazz w/ Jillian Ashcroft Quartet
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo  
Hillbilly Hall 
203 Hopewell-Wertsville Road Hopewell  
(609) 466-9856  
Sat. 9 p.m. Gravity Hill Homecoming Party
Hooters of Princeton 
US Route 1 South/Mercer Mall Lawrenceville
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Party  
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Fri. 8 p.m. Salami's East Coast Comedy Presents: "Gemini & Friends" w/ Steve Trevalise, Lana Siebel
Sat. 8 p.m. "Live at The Fillmore" Allman Brothers Band Tribute
Hopewell United Methodist Church
20 Blackwell Avenue Hopewell
(609) 466-0471
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night  
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Blue Jersey Band
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Rainbow Fresh
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 
Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Bruce Thompson (9 p.m.) DJ Beenice
Sat. 9 p.m. All Lit Up
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Brian Elliot
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco   
Il Portico Restorante Italiano
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jazz Night
Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony O  
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ entertainment
Wed. 7 p.m. Holiday Shopping / Quizzo  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Jo Wymer Band "A Tribute to AJ Perna"
Sat. 6 p.m. Justin Love
Sun. 2 p.m. Ronnie Brandt
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Marlene Howe  
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Band of Changes. $20
Fri. 9 p.m. Reeder Station
Sat. 9 p.m. Green Day / Beatles Tribute/ Sam's Birthday Celebration w/ "The Throwbax"
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
Fri. (5 p.m.) Keith & Joey (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. 7 p.m. Guns 4 Hire
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
KUMO 27
3376 Route 27 SouthBrunswick
(732) 419-3452
Fri. 8 p.m. The Rebound
Labyrinth Books Princeton
122 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 497-1600
Wed. 6 p.m. Donald Yacovone & Eddie Glaude "Teaching White Supremacy" 
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Just Jeff  
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 
11 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-8300                                                                                                                                                                              
Thurs. 8:30 a.m. "Two Town Turkey Trot"    
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Fri. 6 p.m. Murder Mystery Dinner (SOLD OUT check for availability) 
Sat. "Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Rangers Nouveau (2 p.m.) A Tribute to Billy Joel w/ Wade Preston (3:30 p.m.) Pennington Station Band (6 p.m.) A Tribute to Billy Joel w/ Wade Preston (7:30 p.m.) the Ben Crawley Steel Company Band 
Sun. "Food Truck Festival" feat. (11 a.m.) Rob Messina's Dave Matthews Experience (2 p.m.) A Tribute to Billy Joel w/ Wade Preston (3:30 p.m.) Jersey Sure Cats (6:30 p.m.) A Tribute to Billy Joel w/ Wade Preston  
Lawrenceville Main Street
17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville
(609) 219-9300
Thurs.  FREE Santa Meet & Greet (Weeden Park FREE admission)
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Sat. 8 p.m. Wayne Wesley Johnson
Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Sunday Brunch feat. Keith Franklin Jazz Group (5 p.m.) Tree Lighting w/ Sam Ryan
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
MarketFair 
3535 U.S Highway 1 Princeton (Center Courtyard) 
(609) 452-7777 
Fri. 10:30 a.m. "A Very Merry Grinchmas" / Photos with Santa 
Sun. 3 p.m. Pet Photos w/ Santa  
Marie's Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Thurs. 12 p.m. Thanksgiving Buffet. $9.95
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Jon Richards 
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  
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sun. 2 p.m. Just Jeff
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "A Christmas Story"
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "A Christmas Story"
Sun. 3 p.m. "A Christmas Story"
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Fri. (2:30 p.m.) Bristol Tree Lighting Pre-Party w/ Cara Cartney (7 p.m.) Karaoke 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch (7 p.m.) Honey Spot Blvd
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia  
New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Sat. 10 a.m. "Small Business Saturday"  
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. 7 p.m. AM Radio
Sat. (1 p.m.) Stranger Things (8 p.m.) Steve Forbert & the New Renditions   
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Sat. 6 p.m. Boondashark
Sun. 2 p.m. The Savants  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Fri.  9 p.m. Split Decision
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir
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
Fri. 9 a.m. "Burn Off the Turkey Run" Hosted by HRC
Sat. 1 p.m. Pop Up Sip & Shop w/ Live Music, Vendors (3 p.m.) Visit from Santa
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Sat. 8 p.m. Tour de Force Trio  
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 4:30 p.m.  Annual Tree Lighting
Sat.11 a.m. Harmonics Quartet
Sun 12 p.m. Courtney's Carolers  
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"  
Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Live DJ 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch  
Princeton Public Library (Hinds Plaza)
65 Witherspoon Street Princeton  
(609) 924-9529
Tues. 7 p.m. A.M. Homes & Laura Edwards "The Unfolding" 
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Sat. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot  
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (11 a.m.) Alex Otey (1 p.m.) Bob Egan (7 p.m.) Gina Corso
Fri. 7 p.m. Paula Johns Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (7 p.m.) Max Rogers
Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Alex Otey
Tues. 7 p.m. Camille Peruto
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight 
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Sun. 9 a.m. Breakfast with Santa
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 8 p.m. Blue Reign
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil    
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 6 p.m. BD Lenz  
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Sat. 9 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
Wed. 8 p.m. Chris & Randy  
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Fri. 10:30 p.m. Steal The Sky
Sat. 10:30 p.m. 80s Party w/ M80
Stone Terrace by John Henry's
2275 Kuser Road Hamilton  
(609) 581-8855  
Fri. 7 p.m. Comedy Night Hosted by Joe Bub. (SOLD OUT check for availability)
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. Jason Oliver Acoustic Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. The Williamsboy
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Sat. 9 p.m. Tavern & Tiaras: 2nd Annual Drag Diva Showdown feat. Desiree Moonshine, Diva Devine, Mary Jane Monroe, Nanci Boi, Nickihanna. $15 (advance), Doors open at 8 p.m., Ages 21+
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke  
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Fri. 7 p.m. Bad Hombres
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney 
  
The Birdhouse Center For The Arts
7 North Main Street Lambertville 
(215) 681-4660 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra"   
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. Legacy
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. 80s Party w/ 80s Undercover
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sat. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone 
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. Supertrain
Sat. 9 p.m. Kickbax
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Chris Benedetti   
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Darius the 1st
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Lydell
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
Fri. 8 p.m. 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
Sat. 8 p.m. "Boundless Love" A Tribute to John Prine  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Fri. 8 p.m. No Way Out
Sat. 8 p.m. Even Odds
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Idlewoodsman
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m. Steal Your Face. $10, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Don't Call Me Francis. $10, Doors / sign-up open at 8 p.m.  
Tindall Road Brewing Co. 
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 526-8651 
Fri. 5 p.m. Tree Lighting Afterparty w/ Music by Mike & Laura  
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 2 p.m. Guinness Glass Giveaway
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
All Shows 21+ 
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Sat. 9 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
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. Sam Ryan
Sat. 12:30 p.m. Matt Gordeuk 
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Behn Gillece Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Tony Miceli Trio 
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly 
(609) 975-9270  
Sun. 1 p.m. Open Mic
Vince's Pizzeria and Taproom
573 Durham Road Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5418
Sun. 5 p.m. Old Stranger
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Fri. 1 p.m. Kevin McGowan
Sat. 1 p.m. Spoondrift
Sun. 1 p.m. Ginger Coyle
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 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.


 
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originally published: 11/24/2022



 

 

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