“That was an incredible experience, we were over in Europe for three and one-half weeks in June and just the response we got from everybody was incredible. I mean, we played some amazing shows and amazing festivals. We did Download, we did Rock am Ring, we played Belsonic with Iron Maiden and Airbourne and Shinedown; I mean, we just had some incredible shows and the reception from the crowd was amazing." says Tempt front man and vocalist Zach Allen. "They were just ready to party; they were awesome and we had an awesome time; it was great to meet the other bands. We got to talk with some of the guys from Shinedown and Airbourne and just kind of sharing stories and everything; it was just a tremendous experience and so exciting. We can't wait to get back out there, as soon as we came back, we were like, alright; when are we getting back there? Because it was just a dream, it really was, it was a wonderful reception and everybody was really great to us; we cannot be happier with how it all turned out.”
New York City based and ready to rock, Tempt took to the road and as Allen mentioned, played to very receptive and large crowds and even though they have hit the ground running, there is something that is odd about this early success; they've accomplished it without putting out an album yet. This is something that even Allen finds interesting but none the less, he and the band are thrilled with it and the formula they've used to reach a rapidly growing fan base.
“Right?" Laughed Allen, "Yeah, the album is slated to come out in late spring 2023; we know the title but I can't give that away just yet. We have everything ready; this record has been completed since right before COVID started so, we've just been kind of sitting on it and we released a single,“Living Dangerous” featuring Dorothy that's on the record and we have a couple more singles that will be coming out soon; one in January and obviously we just put out our Christmas song so, we're going to have some single releases leading up to the album, the full length album and we're just so excited to put it out and yeah, when we were on the road we didn't have an album and what made it even more amazing is that people still seemed to know some of the words and by the second or third chorus, they were singing along; these fans were fantastic.”
Not waiting for Spring, the band has not only their planned single releases but has just released their version of the Billy Squier holiday classic, "Christmas Is The Time To Say "I Love You" and did so at the urging of Squire himself; through guitarist Harrison Marcello.
“I don’t know if you know this but Billy Squier is Harrison’s Godfather. So, when he first played us the song; we hadn't heard it and he played it for us and we really liked it. We just loved the vibe that it had, the inclusivity; just the big sing-a-long and everything about it. We definitely wanted to bring it up a few notches so we sped up the tempo a little bit, we added more guitar solos and stuff and the video is so much fun because it really captures the spirit of the holidays in New York City which is just the best and it's our hometown. So, we were able I think, to at least really capture that spirit and the joy of the holidays and it's just such a great song; it really is and when Harrison played it for us, we were instantly like, oh, we’ve gotta do this. So, it came together really well and we're very happy about it. We had Shawn Pelton from SNL play drums on it because our drummer Nick Burrows at the time was away and wasn't able to do so. So, we called up Shawn and he was fantastic as well and it was an overall great experience.”
“I enjoyed learning the history of the song and it was so interesting seeing that video; that was so cool and it's just such a great fun song," he continued with obvious enthusiasm. "We just think that people will enjoy singing it with their families and we're releasing a lot of content on our social media channels. I think Harrison just put one out today teaching you how to play the solo and we have some other sing-a-longs coming up; it's just such a fun holiday song.”
The re-make is not only out on audio but as Allen mentioned; it has a corresponding video which shows just how they embraced the song.
“Everyone is in a fun spirit in the video; we dressed up in our Santa hats and we got to play with someone's dog, which is always a plus and that made it into the video and we just had some great interactions with people. Shooting all over the city; Hudson Yards, near Radio City Music Hall; just kind of hitting all of the iconic New York landmarks, obviously the tree in Rockefeller Center; it's New York in the holidays and there's nothing like it.”
Allen says that the tune can be found on all of the usual streaming services and the video as well but also adds that they took great care when undertaking this project; wanting to pay respect to the original while "Bumping" the song up a notch or two.
“So, it’s everywhere, streaming services, Apple Music, Spotify, you name it; Amazon Music. The video is on our YouTube page and it's also on the Better Noise Music’s YouTube page. The video is really fun like I said so, it's really available everywhere. We posted it on our social channels; everything is TemptBand. So, whether it's Twitter,Facebook or YouTube it's all over the place and it's really wherever you prefer to listen to music. We didn't want to deviate much from the original because it was such a good song as it was and we didn't feel like we needed to do too much changing it around. Even the arrangement is so good; we just wanted to bump it up a bit and showcase some more of Harrisons playing.”
So, the questions remain; did Marcello feel a little pressure recreating such an iconic Christmas song due to his family ties and has Squire heard the finished product?
“Well, he was the one that brought the song to us so, I think he was really excited to see it all come to life and especially the video that goes along with it; it's just so perfect. So, he was very excited about it and I'm sure there was a little pressure on his end with Billy being his godfather and not wanting to disappoint him or anything like that but no, I know Billy has heard it and Harrison was super happy with it. We're all happy with how it came out and we're just excited to release more music."
With the single release of the song and Spring several months away; what are they up to in the immediate future?
"I did want to mention that we have another single coming out in January, it is our version of “We Will Rock You” and that will be coming out officially. We have a video with snippets from our tour in Europe which is such a fun video. I can't wait for everybody to see that and that'll be coming out on January 13. First the video and then the single will be coming out on January 27 and then like I said earlier, leading up to the release of the record we have more singles coming out so, it's an exciting time.”
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
ACME Screening Room 25 South Union Street Lambertville (609) 483-5237 Fri. 6 p.m. PechaKuchaAll Saints Church 16 All Saints Road Princeton Sun. 4 p.m. "Holiday Harmonies w/ Princeton Boys ChoirAl's Airport Inn 636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton (609) 883-5252 Thurs. 5 p.m. Diane Chiorello Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Aaron Quarterman Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch Mon. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay Wed. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit DuoAncient Order of Hibernians 2419 Kuser Road Hamilton Sun. 5:30 p.m. Annual Family Christmas Tree Lighting. Aristaeus Brewing 2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA (215) 757-2337 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Sat. 3 p.m. AudioPilot Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” Arts Council of Princeton 102 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-8777 Sat. 3 p.m. 2022 Member Show Opening Reception Artworks Trenton 19 Everett Alley Trenton (609) 394-9436 Thurs. 6 p.m. Ink N' Drink: Holiday Card Making Workshop Sat. (11 a.m.) Christmas Card Workshop (6 p.m.) Annual Red Dot 10 x10 Art SaleAshlynn Distillery 32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Sat. 8 p.m. Comedy Night feat. Jay Simpson, Jeff Colella, Lou Misiano. $15Big Bear Gear 1874 River Road Lambertville (609) 460-4784 Sat. 12 p.m. "Holiday Party"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 Fri. 6 p.m. Winter Market on Farnsworth / Music w/ "Jazz Duo" (Old City Hall located at 3 Crosswicks Street) Sat. 12 p.m. "Holiday Spirits" Pub Crawl (Reservations Required) Bowman's Tavern 1600 River Road New Hope, PA (215) 862-2972 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Jim Dedrick Trio Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour Bristol Riverside Theater 2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA (215) 785-0100 Thurs. 8 p.m. An American Christmas Songbook w/ Keither Baker and the Bristol Riverside Theater Concert BandBroken Goblet Brewing 2500 State Road Bensalem, PA (267) 812-5653 Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook Sat. 12 p.m. "Deck The Halls with Melancholy Dark Beer and Dark Music" feat. (8 p.m.) Silvertomb, Unholy Water ( A Type O Negative Tribute), Heavy Temple. (FREE event / VIP available $35) Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Mon. 5 p.m. Supper with SantaBucks On Bridge 25 Bridge Street Lambertville (609) 483-2615 Sat. 5 p.m. Meet The Artists Art Reception feat. Kim Lageux and Denise Jill Marshall Tues. 5 p.m. Chess NightBury The Hatchet Princeton 2495 Brunswick Pike Lawrenceville (609) 337-2557 Fri. 7 p.m. Glow Throw Cadwalader Park 299 Parkside Avenue Trenton (408) 335-4400 Sun. Kids Wreath Making Workshop on The Veranda. (FREE event takes place at Ellarslie Museum) Candlelight Lounge 24 Passaic Street Trenton (609) 695-9612 Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5 Sat. 3 p.m. Webb T. $20 Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 102 Carnagie Center Princeton (781) 568-1471 Fri. 8 p.m. Jerrold Benford, Vishnu Vaka, John Franklin. $23.69 Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 p.m. Buddy Fitzpatrick, John Franklin, 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 EntertainmentCity Streets 510 Highway 130 South East Windsor (609) 426-9400 Sat. 9 p.m. Blackwells MillClubhouse at Mountain View (The Patio) 850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing (609) 538-0808 Thurs. 7 p.m. Karaoke 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. Pat Guadagno w/ a call from Zach Allen of Tempt Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center) 301 Harrison Street Princeton (609) 581-9500 Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Pottery Painting and Holiday Cookies. (6:30 p.m.) Kids Night Out: Ornament Painting (Registration required) Sat. 11 a.m. Vintage Tree and Truck Painting Party Sun. 5 p.m. Upside Down Trivia NightColumbus Baptist Church 24260 West Main Street Columbus (609) 298-6226 Sat. 6 p.m. The Carols of Christmas Concert. (FREE event, light refreshments) Cooper's Riverview 50 Riverview Plaza Trenton (609) 393-7300 Thurs. 9 p.m. Club Night w/ DJ Deco. Ages 21+ Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov Mon. 4 p.m. "4th Annual Ugly Sweater Party / Toy Drive" $20 ($10 with unwrapped toy) Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke 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. Chalk, Talk and Holiday Cheer Sat. (12 p.m.) Wine Trail Holiday Festival feat. (2 p.m.) Meg Russell (6 p.m.) "Merry and Bright" After Hours Holiday Fun Sun. (12 p.m.) Wine Trail Holiday Festival feat. (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) Sat. 5 p.m. "Second Saturday" feat. SiriOm Singh and the Soul Warriors Curran’s Irish Inn 1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 245-1800 Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Fri. 9 p.m. Low Totem 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 Fri. 7 p.m. Nobody's Business Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar AndersonEddington House Bensalem 2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 639-1220 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Rachel & Tyler Sat. 8 p.m. Frankford Fitler El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar 1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA (267) 685-0725 Fri. 8 p.m. Cara Cartney Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke First Presbyterian Church of Mount Holly 125 Garden Street Mount Holly Sat. 4 p.m. Neighborhood Christmas Party Sun. 3 p.m. Rancocas Valley Singers Present: "Heartwarming Holidays" $10 (Adults, kids ages 5-12 $5, kids under age 5 FREE) Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown (609) 899-7447 Fri. 8 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia Forsgate Country Club 375 Forsgate Drive Monroe (732) 521-0700 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Holiday Wreath Workshop Sun. 9 a.m. Breakfast with Santa 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" w/ Casey Welborn (9 p.m.) Never Enough 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. Holiday Sip & Shop Fri. 8 p.m. Keith & Joey Sat. (10 a.m./12 p.m./2 p.m.) Brunch wth The Grinch. $34.95 (Adults, $12.95 Kids ages 12 and under) (8 p.m.) Rich Baker TrioHamilton Tap & Grill 557 US Route 130 North Hamilton (609) 905-0925 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs Sat. 5 p.m. Christmas Movie Night: "Home Alone" Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Havana New Hope 105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. (215) 862-9897 Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk & Blues Jam Hosted by The Slidewinder Blues Band Fri. (8 p.m.) Triple Rail Turn (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Buzzer Band (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party Sun. 5 p.m. Amish Outlaws. $15 Mon. 9 p.m.Karaoke w/ Dwayne Tues. 7 p.m. Tuesday Night Jazz w/ Jillian Ashcroft Quartet Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo Hopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell (609) 466-1964 Fri. 8 p.m. Pyrenesia / Alex Radus Quintet Sat. 8 p.m. James Maddock's "Festivus" ShowHopewell 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.) Deb & Mike Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. On The Fly Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Melissa AnnHurricane 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/ John Davis (9 p.m.) Midnight Sun 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/ Harley Minton 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 Thurs. 3:30 p.m. 2022 Holiday Party Sponsored by Penn Jersey Pool & Spa Association. $45 (includes dinner buffet, door prizes) Fri. 8 p.m. Eddie Tamiani Sat. 8 p.m. Dueling Pianos Iron Plow Vineyards 26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus (732) 306-9111 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Rich Cassenti & Friends Sat. 6:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt Sun. 2 p.m. The Grouser Girls John & Peter's 96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa (215) 862-5981 Fri. 8 p.m. Alpha Rabbit, Joy On Fire, The Clydes, RGD Sat. 9 p.m. Comedy Night feat. Brent Terhune. $10 Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic w/ Mike Dialto (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.) Tues. 7 p.m. Holiday Arts & Crafts Show Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational All shows 21+ Killarney's Publick House 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton (609) 586-1166 Thurs. 7 p.m. Guns 4 Hire Fri. (3 p.m.) Customer Appreciation Happy Hour w/ Wayne Billotti (9 p.m.) DJ Dan Sat. (9 a.m. / 11 a.m.) Breakfast with Santa (6 p.m.) Keith & Joey (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch Lakeside Cafe and Liquors 129 Route 31 North Pennington (609) 621-9998 Sat. 1 p.m. Trivia Tues. 5:30 p.m. Trivia. Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Road New Egypt (609) 752-0200 Fri. (3 p.m.) Laurita North Pole Express. $25 (Advance, ages 18+ / $15 ages 3-17, ages 2 and under FREE. Includes candy cane matching game, visit with Santa, Rudolph's Magical Ice, Christmas Cookie Bar, Hot Chocolate. Sat. (1 p.m.) Laurita North Pole Express. $25 (Advance, ages 18+ / $15 ages 3-17, ages 2 and under FREE. Includes candy cane matching game, visit with Santa, Rudolph's Magical Ice, Christmas Cookie Bar, Hot Chocolate.) (2 p.m.) Elvis Christmas Tribute. $30 (advance) Sun. (1 p.m.) Laurita North Pole Express. $25 (Advance, ages 18+ / $15 ages 3-17, ages 2 and under FREE. Includes candy cane matching game, visit with Santa, Rudolph's Magical Ice, Christmas Cookie Bar, Hot Chocolate. (2 p.m. / 5 p.m.) "Scrooge The Musical" (SOLD OUT check for ticket availability) Lawrenceville Main Street 17 Phillips Avenue Lawrenceville (609) 219-9300 Fri. 5 p.m. "Second Fridays On Main Street"Magikava 87a South Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 862-2739 Wed. 7 p.m. Open MicMarie's Kozy Korner 111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA (215) 943-3131 Fri. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman 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. Troublemakerz Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia NightMillhill Basement 300 S. Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-1600 Fri. 9 p.m. Pissed!, Teenage Bigfoot, Poison I.V., Aliens Exist. Wed. 9 p.m. "17th Annual Shitmas Festival" Mill Hill Playhouse (Passage Theater) 205 East Front Street Trenton (609) 392-0766 Fri 7:30. p.m. "A Christmas Carol" $40 Sat. 3 p.m. / 7:30 p.m."A Christmas Carol" $40 More Than Q 13 Klines Court Lambertville (609) 773-0072 Sun. 2 p.m. Bill IhlingMusic 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 Sat. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA (215) 458-7081 Thurs. 7 p.m. Video Game Night Fri. 7 p.m. FREE Movie Night feat. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic New Egypt Flea Market Village 933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge (609) 758-2082 Fri. 5 p.m. Holiday Market New Hope Winery / Tavern 6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA (215) 794-2331 Fri. (5 p.m.) Snap Dragons (8 p.m.) A Celebration of the Music of Chicago w/ "Beginnings" Sat. 8 p.m. A Celebration of the Music of Chicago w/ "Beginnings" Sun. 5 p.m. Chris Pinella: "Christmas In New Hope" Newtown Athletic Club 120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA (215) 968-0600 Sat. (8:30 a.m.) Brunch with Santa (6 p.m.) Kids Night Out feat. "Let Kids Be Kids" or "Cinderella Warrior" Newtown Brewing Company 103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA (215) 944-8609 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Sat. ( 3p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Slim & The Perkolators Sun. 1 p.m. Local Artisan Holiday Craft Fair Nick's Roast Beef 4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA (215) 637-5151 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Fri. 9 p.m. Jamison Sat. 9 p.m. Leading ZeroNottingham Tavern 9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square (609) 587-6623 Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis Sat. 9:30 p.m. Polish Nannies 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 Sat. 1 p.m. "Be The (Lamp) Li9hter" Beer Release Celebrating Coby St. Phard's 25th Birthday and Benefitting the Be The Li9ht Foundation w/ music by Kyler St. Phard Old Town Pub 135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown (609) 291-9232 Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday & Ugly Sweater Contest w/ music by Radio Fiction Palmer Square 40 Nassau Street Princeton Sat.12 p.m. Harmonics Quartet Sun 11 a.m. December DIY: Block Printing Wrapping Paper (12 p.m.) Courtney's CarolersPatriots Crossing 1339 River Road Titusville (609) 737-2780 Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night Sat. 8 p.m. Spanky's Garage Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" Piccolissimo Italian Grille 23203 Columbus Road Columbus (609) 291-1033 Sat. 12 p.m. Paint & Lunch Event, $50Princeton 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. Vance GilbertPrinceton Public Library (Hinds Plaza) 65 Witherspoon Street Princeton (609) 924-9529 Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun. 12 p.m. The Art of Adriana Groza Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium) Nassau Street Princeton Thurs. 12:30 p.m. James D. Hicks Concert & Broadcast. (Takes place at the University Chapel) Fri. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. "An Evening of Readings and Carols: 30th Anniversary Celebration" (Takes place at the University Chapel) Sun. 4 p.m. "A Feast of Carols" a Choral and Orchestral Concert. Quakerbridge Mall 3320 U.S. Route 1 Lawrenceville Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Holiday Music w/ The Villa Victoria Academy (Takes place in the atrium)Recklesstown Farm Distillery 2800 Route 206 North Columbus (609) 784-8046 Thurs. 6 p.m. Anthony "Fast Ant" CannuliRevere Restaurant 802 River Road Ewing (609) 882-6365 Mon. 5 p.m. Dinner with Santa River House at Odette’s 274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA (215) 682-2022 Thurs. (7 p.m.) Gina Corso (8 p.m.) Cara Cartney Fri. 7 p.m. Michelle Lordi Duo Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (7 p.m.) Andy Prescott Sun. (10 a.m.) Santa Brunch-Elf Academy. $45 (Adults, Kids ages 12 and under $25) (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew Mon. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney Tues. 7 p.m. Camille Peruto Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight Robbinsville Senior Center 1170 Route 130 North (Folsom Way) Robbinsville (609) 259-1567 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Line Dancing Reunion. $15 Mon. 12 p.m. Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting (Takes place at Municipal Building) Roebling Museum 100 2nd Avenue Roebling (609) 499-7200 Sat. 3 p.m. Holiday Crafts and Tree Lighting. (FREE event / Tree Lighting takes place at 6 p.m. on corners of 5th and Main Streets) Roebling Trinity United Methodist Church 1285 Hornberger Avenue Roebling (609) 499-4908 Sun. 4 p.m. Carol Sing-A-Long (Informal Sing-a-long / Instruments welcome) Saint Mark United Methodist Church 465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square (609) 587-1286 Sun. 5 p.m. Carols by the Fireside feat. Saint Mark Handbell Quartet Salon 33 794 Alexander Road Princeton Sun. 7 p.m. Helen O'Shea and Friends Second Sin Brewing Company 1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA (267) 812-5251 Thurs. 7 p.m. TriviaSherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA Sat. 5 p.m. Community Tree LightingSlim's Irish Pub 2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA (267) 332-0047 Fri. 8 p.m. Donnie & Richie D Sat. 8 p.m. Kickbax 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. Rich Seiner Smithville Park 815 Smithville Road Easthampton Sat. 1 p.m. "Winterfest" 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. AJ Slick 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. Timeless Duo Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson 600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA (215) 752-9400 Thurs. 5 p.m. Ladies Shopping Night Steam Pub 606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA (215) 942-6468 Fri. 10:30 p.m. EarCandy Sat. 10:30 p.m. Laura Lea & Tripp Fabulous Mon. 6 p.m. Holiday Sip N Shop1675 at The Ridges 4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA (215) 876-6868 Thurs. 6 p.m. CCB Wrapping Night 20221675 Spirits 2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA (215) 645-1445 Fri. 6 p.m. SoulShine 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. Jay Oliver Acoustic Duo Sat. 9 p.m. Suburban SensiTavern On The Lake 101 Main Street Hightstown (609) 426-9345 Fri. 9 p.m. Speed Limit Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke TCNJ College of New Jersey 2000 Pennington Road Ewing (609) 771-2467 Thurs. 7:30 p.m. TCNJ Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble (Takes place in Kendall Hall) Fri. 7:30 p.m. TCNJ Wind Ensemble & Percussion: "Riffs!" Sat. 3 p.m. Holiday Concert w/ The Blawenberg Band. (Takes place at Mayo Hall) Temperance House 5 South State Street Newtown, PA (215) 944-8050 Thurs. 7 p.m. Newtown City Lifestyle 2nd Annual Holiday Party (Tickets must be purchased in advance) Fri. 10 p.m. "Dance Night" w/ DJs Darius The 1st, Lydell, Kirk Anderson Sat. 7 p.m. Anders Hyatt Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton (609) 924-2310 Fri. 6:30 p.m. Holiday Arrangement & Wine Tasting TGI Fridays 3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton (609) 520-0378 Fri. 6 p.m. Ernie White Sun. 1 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle The Birdhouse Center For The Arts 7 North Main Street Lambertville (215) 681-4660 Sat. 8 p.m. Mike Block & Christylez Bacon Tues. 7:30 p.m. NJNO the "not just nyckelharpa orchestra" The Buck Hotel 1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA (215) 396-2002 Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch with Santa (9 p.m.) FM Band 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. Asylum ChoirThe Cure Insurance Center 81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton (609) 656-3200 Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. "Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market." Appearances by Danny Tamberelli and Michael C. Maronna. Live music, vendors, food trucks. $15 (2-day pass/Kids ages 10 and under FREE) The Dubliner 34 North Main Street New Hope, PA (215) 693-1816 Fri. 7 p.m. Na Bodach Sat. 7 p.m. Keith Quinn 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. Big Whiskey Sat. 9 p.m. SpareParts Tues. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel The Ivy Inn 248 Nassau Street Princeton (609) 921-8555 Fri. 9 p.m. Midnight Sun Sat. 9 p.m. Blame It On Richie 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 Fri. 8 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA (215) 968-3859 Sun. 7:30 p.m. "White Christmas" Tues. 7:30 p.m. National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation" The Roost 181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge (609) 208-0050 Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouse Sat. 8 p.m. Diablo Sandwich Band Wed. 6 p.m. Joe VadalaThe Sycamore Grill 255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA (215) 908-6326 Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio Sat. 8 p.m. Stage LeftThe Tavern at Penns Park 2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA (267) 491-5658 Fri. 8 p.m. Plush Sun. 4 p.m. The Bunker Band The Union Firehouse 18 Washington Street Mount Holly (609) 288-6491 Fri. 8 p.m. Mum's The Word, Creatures of Content. $10, Doors open at 7 p.m. Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic The Union House 19 East Union Street Burlington (609) 531-6077 Sat. 8:30 p.m. Lovelight Tir Na Nog 1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton (609) 392-2554 Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" All Shows 21+ Titusville Presbyterian Church 4 River Drive Titusville Sun. 2 p.m. Hopewell Valley Jazz Ensemble. $20 (advance and cash only ) Train Wreck Distillery 25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly (609) 288-6300 Sat. 7 p.m. Radio FictionTrenton Free Public Library 120 Academy Street Trenton (609) 392-7188 Thurs. 5 p.m. "PANDEMICA:" Images of a Potential Future Exhibition by Addison Vincent and Addy V. PfeifferTrenton Social 449 South Broad Street Trenton (609) 989-7777 Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" Sat. 9 p.m. The Hard Maybes 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.)Trinity Church 33 Mercer Street Princeton (609) 924-2277 Fri. / Sat. 6 p.m. "Star in the East" Songs of the Season feat. Emily Mann and Christopher Coucill. Under The Moon 23 North Union Street Lambertville (609) 397-1710 Fri. 6 p.m. Sam Ryan Sat. 12 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Sun. 12:30 p.m. MG3 Vault Brewing Company 10 South Main Street Yardley, PA (267) 573-4291 Fri. 7 p.m. Carol Hamersma Duo Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan TrioVillage Idiot Brewing Company 42 High Street Mount Holly (609) 975-9270 Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Sat. 5 p.m. 8th Annual "Lighting of the Leg" Sun. 1 p.m. Open Mic Wildflowers Inn 2572 Pennington Road Pennington (609) 773-2392 Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob SilversWorking Dog Winery 610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown (609) 371-6000 Sat. 1 p.m. The Backbeat's Vinny R Sun. 1 p.m. Jersey Sure CatsWWFM 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.