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.”
"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.”
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 DiDonatoAristaeus 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 LuckAshlynn Distillery 32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic NightBill'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 ElliotBordentown 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 DuFourBroken 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 EntertainmentClub 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 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. 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. QuizzoDacey'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 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 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 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. $50Grounds For Sculpture 80 Sculptors way Hamilton (609) 586-0616 Thurs. 10 a.m. Tai ChiHamilton 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 CervantesHurricane 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 WilsonIron 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) Magikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 6:30 p.m. Sick CenturyMarketFair 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 (609)397-3337 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 SocialNassau 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 BrothersNottingham 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 FictionOur 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 JonesPrinceton 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 & DemonstrationRecklesstown 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 CartneyRose 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 WhiteSandy'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. TriviaSlim'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 MendelsohnSparky 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 Dinner1675 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 CompetitionTaps 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 DuoTavern 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 DuoThe Cool Cricket 216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro (609) 291-9110 Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum ChoirThe 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 VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8 p.m. Rachel & Tyler Sat. 4:30 p.m. RCJ DuoThe 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 WedThe 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 VincentTrenton 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 SilversWitherspoon Grill 57 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-6011 Tues. 6:30 p.m. Danielle IllarioWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina Sun. 1 p.m. Erin McAndrewsWWFM 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.