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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...1/19/23

By Danny Coleman

Rock On! This Week

What do you get when you cross a group of men from Italy, Punk Rock and Hard Rock with a love of Celtic music? The answer is Uncle Bard & the Dirty Bastards; a hard driving, hard rocking, fast-paced unit with a take no prisoners approach.

Forged from a love of traditional Irish music infused with Celtic rock; these gentlemen from Northern Italy have shared stages with some of the largest names in their genre. Bands such as Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, The Dubliners, Socks in the Frying Pan and more have been part of their journey which is now taken another step with a new record label, a compilation album titled "The Story So Far" and future tour dates in the planning stages. 

Recently, guitarist Silvano Ancellotti offered up his thoughts on the band, the new album, their influences and more. 

“Well, we're actually all from Italy," he began slowly. "We often tour through Europe but we're all from Italy and exactly the same town, which is a small town very close to me. We all come from a Punk Rock-Hard Rock area but then in our hometown, in our small place, there is some kind of big interest for Celtic music and it always has been like that. We have a festival and quite a big one, one of the biggest in Italy actually and we have an Irish dance school; so, we kind of grew up with the music in our ears. So, at some point, it's kind of a funny challenge; we wanted to try to switch off from Hard Rock-Punk Rock to try this different type of music and this happened like 15 years ago.”  

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"Fifteen years ago?" So, what happened 15 years ago that caused them to go in such a direction?  Ancellotti couldn't help but chuckle as he looked back on a unique time and learning period for the band. 

“We can say that one of the things that really drew us to this type of music is that we, at some point, we saw our sound seem very close to styles like Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly and that kind of stuff. So, then we said, well, this is interesting; maybe we should try to go in that direction. Then we went back to the roots and started listening to a lot of Irish folk songs and traveling a lot to Ireland; trying to busk on the streets, playing in the pubs and trying to learn. I mean, you're a Flogging Molly fan so, I’m sure you can see why they were one of the reasons that we started doing this at the very beginning.” 

“I would say," he continued, "That bands like the Clash or Social Distortion inspired us but also the Ramones, Dead Kennedys; we loved those too! We’ve been together for 15 years and we’ve done a few shows with Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys as well over here in Italy.” 

Ancellotti lists Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen along with Joe Strummer and Brian Fallon as some of his most influential artists; hearing the band's overall sound and influences which vary from player to player; how did they pick a name to cover such diversity? 

“Actually," he started with a laugh, "The name is a little fun story since our bass player, whose name is Uncle Bard, is the most shy guy in the band; we just put him in the spotlight. So, it was supposed to be the band name for just one gig and here we are 15 years later. I think it's just a bit difficult though sometimes with social promotion due to the Bastard word but anyway that's been good for us so far.” 

Like many bands from Europe, marketing here in the United States and other areas of the world is not always an easy task. So, when they were approached by a new label, they welcomed the opportunity to advance their brand; even if one of their own went missing.

“The Story So far” is made up from albums we did that were released by us in the past," he explained. "We got in contact with Angel Air Records and they asked us to do something and they proposed a compilation and we said, yeah. The reason we did this is so that we can try to reach new markets in The US or other places where we are not distributed at the moment. So, this is mainly the reason that we did the compilation now and then we are doing a live album at the end of the year; this is the plan for now. We're going to record in France, in a small town in the South of France where there's a festival and the owner of Angel Air Records; who is from the UK but actually lives there and he proposed to record the live album at the gig at the festival. We found Brian while we were touring near that small village and Lorenzo Testa wasn't on stage since he went home with the COVID. So, we did show with really no expectations and then the day after the gig we got this e-mail from Brian saying, “You guys were fantastic yesterday, let's do something together;” just like in the movies. (laughs). We woke up the day after and told Lorenzo, we have a new record deal! You should stay home more often (laughs)!” 

With plans firmly in hand and a successful string of shows behind them, they've set their sights on the future and a possible U.S. run.

“We play about one-hour-and-a-half or something like that; not three hours like Bruce Springsteen (laughs). I mean we used to do that back in the early days but now we're getting old. We had some festival dates in the summer at the end of August, we played close to home in Rome, then France and then we went through Switzerland and Germany. We had plans to come to the United States but that was before COVID and everything was canceled. So, probably, hopefully next year we'll be back. We did this show at the Dublin Irish Festival in Ohio three years ago and it was a fantastic experience and then we we're supposed to come back in a couple of years but COVID came up to ruin our plans and so that's it. Maybe it's good because now we can come back with more shows and go to more places.”  

To discover more about Uncle Bard & the Dirty Bastards, please visit

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. Diane Chiorello
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Jerry Monk 
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch 
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jessica DiDonato
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch”   
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Sat. 7 p.m. Art of Salsa & Bachata
Sun. 3 p.m. The Art of Chocolate Making
Mon. 6:30 p.m. Artist Pot Luck
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic Night
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 Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Steely Dan Tribute w/ "Countdown to Ecstasy"   
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. John Bianculli Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales 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
Thurs. 8 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Mike Oregano
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch  
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night 
Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton 
(609) 267-9660 
Tues. 6 p.m. The Business of Music & Songwriting  
Burlington County Prison Museum  
128 High Street Mt. Holly 
(609) 265-5476 
Sat. 7 p.m. Prison Ghost Hunt
 Ages 21+
Bury The Hatchet Princeton
2495 Brunswick Pike Lawrenceville
(609) 337-2557
Fri. 7 p.m. Glow Throw   
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Dave Schumacher. $20 
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sonya Vai, John Campanelli. Hosted by Dean Blizzard. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
Club Atlantis 
1858 Street Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 944-1777
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Robbie Tronco
All Events Ages 21+ and Dress to Impress   
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Fri. 6 p.m. After Dark 
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. Dave Vargo and a Call from Paul Marzano  
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (7 p.m.) A Tribute to U2 w/ "Mysterious Ways" (8 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Matarese. Ages21+
Fri. 8 p.m. Big Whiskey
Sat. 8 p.m. 80s Undercover 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov 
Tues. 5 p.m. Salsa Tuesdays w/ DJ Jay Serrano
Wed. (7 p.m.) Blues Jam (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5   
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 7 p.m. Pairing Wine & Chocolate
Sat. 2 p.m. Kim & Chuck
Sun. 2 p.m. Jim Nelsen  
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. Banned for a Day
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix 
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. 8:30 p.m. Shameless  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8 p.m. Dana Collins Project  
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot 
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 8 p.m. Small Potatoes 
Sat. 8 p.m. Joanna Caruso
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia  
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (9 p.m.) Sylvania
Sat. 8 p.m. Rachel & Ty
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions    
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Comedy On The Crick" Dinner and Comedy Show. $50
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0616  
Thurs. 10 a.m. Tai Chi
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia    
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. ( p.m.) Van Morrison Tribute w/ "Tupelo Honey" (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (9 p.m.) Christine Martucci (11:59 p.m.) 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party 
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo  
Hightstown Elks 
100 Hickory Corner Road East Windsor  
(609) 448-9794 
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing w/ Jeremy Benefitting Boy Scout Troop 5700. $10 (Cash at the door)
Hopewell Train Station
2 Railroad Place Hopewell  
Sun. 1 p.m. Winter Sowing Workshop  
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) On The Fly
Sat. 5 p.m."Music & Merlot" feat. Chris from Rave On
Sun. (11 a.m.) Sangria Making Class. $30.95 (1:30 p.m.) "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Frank Cervantes
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/ Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) Finster
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ rotating DJs BeeNice, Rawskillz, JusGroove
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Laura Fiocco
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiocco 
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. Oliver Dagum
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Justin Love
Sat. 2 p.m. Bob & Dave
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob O
Mon. 6:30 p.m. Ed Wilson
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Wounded Souls / Painting With A Twist 
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 10 p.m. Alex McMurray
Sat.  9 p.m. The Hard Maybes, Strange Neighbors, LC Flowers. 
Sun. 8 p.m. Comedy feat. Kristen Becker. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic w/ Mike Dialto (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. 5:30 p.m. Mark Sacco
Fri. 9 p.m. Alter Ego
Sat.10 p.m. Electric Stingray
Tues. 6:30 p.m. "Be Mine" Snowman Valentine's Tray Paint & Sip
Wed. 6 p.m. "Ladies Night" 
Lakeside Cafe and Liquors
129 Route 31 North Pennington
(609) 621-9998
Sat. 1 p.m. Trivia
Tues. 5:30 p.m. Trivia.
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Christine Havrilla  
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 6 p.m. Wooden Snowman Workshop. $55 (Includes complimentary glass of wine) 
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Kricket Comedy feat. Kevin Israel, Gabby Loveland, Rich Carucci. $25 (Online purchase only), Doors/Seating open at 6 p.m.
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Sun.11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch 
Wed. 7 p.m. Whiskey Dinner with Wyoming Whiskey. $140 (Includes 3 course dinner, tax, gratuity) 
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Sick Century
3535 U.S Highway 1 Princeton (Center Courtyard) 
(609) 452-7777 
Sun. 11 a.m. Health & Wellness Expo  
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 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 9 p.m. AJ Slick
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Sat. 9 p.m. Doc Rotten, Houston and the Dirty Rats, Side Pocket Louie, Offensive Threat. $10, Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Mill Hill Playhouse (Passage Theater)
205 East Front Street Trenton
(609) 392-0766
Sun. 3 p.m. "Music From Venice to New Orleans"
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
Fri. 8 p.m. "Ain't Misbehavin'
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m.  "Ain't Misbehavin'
Sun. 3 p.m.  "Ain't Misbehavin'
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project
Fri.  7 p.m. J'MO 
Sat. 7 p.m. David Koster
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Bristol Borough Business Social
Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Conservatory at Nassau: "Music for Piano Duet." Feat. Galina Prilutskaya and Inessa Gleyzerova Shindel performing Schumann  
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ LunchMoney Quizzo
Fri. 8 p.m. Kricket Comedy w/ Keith Purnell, Eddie Gallagher, Buddy Harris. $20 (advance) 
Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer w/ Trina  
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Sat. 8 p.m. Jackson Browne Tribute w/ "Late For The Sky" 
Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.  "Philadelphia Sports" Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. Sister Blue
Sat. 5 p.m. Ahren Henby  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri.  9 p.m. Jamison
Sat. 4:30 p.m. Juliano Brothers
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis. 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Polish Nannies
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Spellbound
Ages 21+
Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia 
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo   
Old Hights Brewing
123 West Ward Street Hightstown
(609) 469-5976
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia   
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction
Our Lady of Good Counsel 
137 West Upper Ferry Road Ewing
(609) 882-3277
Sun. 4:30 p.m. CJCS Presents: Haydn"s Lord Nelson Mass & Mass In Time of War  
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Skating On The Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Sat. 12 p.m. / 4 p.m. "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental) 
Sun. (11 a.m.) DIY Pop-Up Project: Hand-Printed Notecards (12 p.m. / 4 p.m.) "Skating On the Square" $10/$12 (Includes skate rental)  
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"  
Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ 
Fri. 6 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Live DJ 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch  
Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church)
50 Walnut Lane Princeton
(609) 799-0944
Fri. 8 p.m. Diana Jones
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton
Thurs. "Inside The Artist's Studio" feat. Adriana Goza. (6:30 p.m.) Meet & Greet (7 p.m.) Artist Talk & Demonstration
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046
Sun. 12 p.m. Botanical Watercolor Workshop  
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. 7 p.m. Gina Corso / Cara Cartney (Roof)
Fri. 7 p.m. Andrea Carlson Duo / Mark Smith Duo (Roof)
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (7 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sun. (11:30 a.m.)  Brunch w/ Michael Andrew (7 p.m.) Dave Dales Duo
Mon. 7 p.m. Alex Otey
Tues. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. Dennis Rooney    
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Sandy's Beef & Ale
2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA 
(2670 852-2333 
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo  
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo  
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
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
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Princeton Makes Artist Collective Art Exhibit
Sat. 6 p.m. Lauren Mendelsohn
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. Skippy's Toy
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton
Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz   
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Sat. 11 a.m. In-Store Poker Run  
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Fri. 10:30 p.m. DJ Skipmode
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Wine Dinner
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Thurs. 8 p.m. Kings Highway Comedy Hosted by Dave Collins feat. Tom Cassidy, Brian Finnell, Eliot Thompson, Mike Beavers. $15
Fri. 6 p.m. The Two Johns / Brian Elliot
Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine  
1867 Sanctuary 
101 Scotch Road Ewing 
(609) 392-6409
Sat. 11 a.m. Youth Concerto Competition
Taps Sports Bar
4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA
(215) 486-7862
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night   
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. Jeanne Morris Band
Sat. 9 p.m. The Jason Oliver Acoustic Duo
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Suspended Justice
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke     
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Fri. 7 p.m. Bob & Kate
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney   
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Don Lee
Sun. 1 p.m. Bryan Bernard Hansen 
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" Community Orchestra  
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. 
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) Secret Service
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Bill O'Neal
Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donohue
Sun. 3 p.m. "Traditional Irish Session" 
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. The Groove Dudes
Sat. 9 p.m. Supertrain
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti  
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Iron Mike
Sat. 9 p.m. DJ Bob E Luv
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 Night
Fri. 8 p.m. Never Enough
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Sat. 8 p.m. The Music of The Allman Brothers & The Grateful Dead w/ Steal Your Peach 
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. No Way Out
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Rachel & Tyler
Sat. 4:30 p.m. RCJ Duo
The Tavern at Penns Park
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 2nd Wed
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Sunrise Cries / Part Time Glory. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m. As We Become Ghosts. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Seems Like Tuesday, MonteCarlo. Doors open at 7 p.m.  
The Union House
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Sat. 8 p.m. Modern Rewind Duo  
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 9 p.m. Paul Wiese
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk
All Shows 21+   
Titusville Presbyterian Church 
4 River Drive Titusville
Sun. 2 p.m. The Belvidere-Delaware Railroad in Hopewell Valley. 
Mon. 7:30 p.m. Master Class: "Jazz Improvisation" Hosted by Jack Furlong. 
Trenton Free Public Library
120 Academy Street Trenton
(609) 392-7188
Sat. 1 p.m. Artist Talk: "PANDEMICA" w/ Addison Vincent
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Sat. 9 p.m. Stay Tuned 
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.)
Triple Sun Spirits 
126 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-3057  
Fri. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman  
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Dave Posmontier Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio  
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly 
(609) 975-9270  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Witherspoon Grill
57 Witherspoon Street Princeton
(609) 924-6011
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Danielle Illario
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina 
Sun. 1 p.m. Erin McAndrews
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
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: 01/19/2023



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