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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/22/24


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 02/22/2024

Rock On! This Week"Things are going great man," says an elated Mikey V of Chains Over Razors. "We've been working this record with Deko and just rocking the charts. Our third single made the top twenty, which is fantastic and we're really excited about that.The first single hit number nineteen, the second hit number fifteen and this one is being received well.The album is self-titled, "Chains Over Razors;" our "Led Zeppelin" route for that (laughs) and it came out last March, we've been releasing singles since April or Mid-March of 2023; the year has gone by fast." 

Ripping up stages has been Chains Over Razors M.O. since their inception. With their melodic style, dynamic vocals, searing guitar along with pounding drums, the band has continued their way up those aforementioned charts as well as an ascent to larger stage shows.

Recently, guitarist Mikey V. with twin brother and drummer Andy V. elaborated on the band's last album; released through Deko Entertainment and what's happening with the group down the road. 

"We had been hitting it hard and playing a lot of shows and then took some time off," began Mikey V. "We released "Broken Home" as our second single and the third was "Megalomaniac;" we wanted that to hit the radio before all of the Christmas music took over so we released it early (laughs). We're under Deko, we signed with them at the end of 2021. We were still dealing with the pandemic and we were all just trying to figure out when was an appropriate time to release an album because everybody was still not sure where things were headed because as you know, the industry was the first to shut down and the last to open up. We didn't want to put it out too early and then not be able to work the album so we pushed it back to 2022 which worked out for all of us. Bruce (Pucciarello) and Charlie (Calv) are great; you can't do any better than partnering up with a bunch of paesanos (laughs). Charlie is a brilliant keyboardist, it's insane. My brother and I saw him here in Illinois at the Arcada Theatre and just watched him tear it up; man he should be with Dream Theater the way he plays (laughs). Both him and Bruce are so nice and it's rare to be affiliated with a company that is open to ideas, takes your phone calls or will call you back and wants to constantly brainstorm ideas, which for us, has been an amazing thing and for us to be part of that; it's something you don't experience when you sign with any label. With Bruce and Charlie, it's Zoom meetings, phone calls and emails; it's great! I mean, it's rare, artist development doesn't really exist in most companies today and they are all about it. We love that and we are thankful to be part of the Deko family and just to see that Deko name is so cool (laughs)." 

"We are still a three piece power trio," he continued. "My twin brother is our drummer, we have a new lead singer on this album, his name is William Mullen who we met in the studio. Our last lead singer was going through some hard times in his personal life and it came to the point where we had to part ways but we're still great friends and since then, he has been able to turn things around and we respected and supported him with whatever he had to do to take care of his family. We met William and we were like, hey man, we love your vocals, you have one hell of a range; you want to jump in and jump into this fire and work this world of madness with us? He said, "Yeah, I'm in, let's do it." So, we just started writing, we performed some older material with him and then went in the studio and started recording in 2019. We started writing and recording at the same time; the old Aerosmith old school way, capture what you wrote right at the moment. Then obviously, the pandemic hit and we were locked out of the studio for seven or eight months because they deemed studios non-essential. So, it was like, OK; how do we write during this time and make sure we continue to move forward? We had ways to discuss ideas so that when we were able to get back in we were full force and of course, Carmine Appice was the executive producer on this album as well and having him and his perspective on board was a huge plus. Writing and just working with him is always fantastic; he's brilliant; nicest guy ever and he pushed us to our limits and beyond. He always comes in with an outside perspective which we love because it's easy to get lost when you're locked in a place without windows (laughs)." 



 
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A common thread throughout was the lightheartedness of Mikey V. His laughter and outlook bodes well for a band whose star is rising but like all who have been in a band or have dealt with venue owners and promoters; Mikey and Andy V. found it is not always fun. 

"We did acquire a booking agent earlier in 2022 and right now we're working the circuit," said Mikey with a tone of relief. "We did some festivals in 2022 and tours have been talked about, we have a lot of festivals being worked out for this year 2024 but for now we're just working the album and performing it live here in the Midwest just to keep ourselves in front of people and perform the songs for them. In the meantime, we are always writing to have new material ready and we'll probably put out another single soon just to fire it up a little bit more as we lead into festival season. Festivals have really been our focus, there are three or four we are talking to right now and maybe a couple more but we wait on them as they are locking in budgets, artists they are talking to, dealing with security with their states and what not; it's a waiting pattern and in the meantime we're gonna just keep kicking ass at the venues in the Midwest (laughs)." 

"It's crazy that venues want the artists to do all the work these days," he went on; "OK, we're in Illinois and you're in North Carolina; do you want me to drive there and put up posters? The social media game has changed a lot of that. I remember, even 15 years ago, you went out and put fliers at venues and the return showed itself and now with the 10 second A.D.D. where people just flip through things where it's like; what's going on in these 500 different areas? It does make it more difficult and back then you called the talent buyers or different venues and you spoke to them on the phone and you'd lock it in or if you were within range of driving, you'd meet them, shake their hands and they'd look at their calendar and write you in. Today, with email, if you bombard them with emails to try and get a response; they might think it's spam. So, that makes it weird too and being an artist and trying to book yourself that's harder; they never really want to talk to the artist. So, hopefully, having a booking agent has changed that for us and we're taken a lot more seriously when the emails go out as far as getting their responses. That's handy but there is always still that hiccup of, hey man, we emailed you a week ago or three weeks ago; do you need an artist to fill a slot? Before we got our agent, Steve at Music Insider Entertainment who I met doing an interview and we hit it off and he's doing a fantastic job; before he was in the picture, I'd email places and they'd respond, "Hey, we don't want to deal with the band members." Seriously? OK; how do we go about booking if you won't deal with a member of the group? So, having Steve come into the picture was a game changer and he has a lot of contacts and so the seriousness has changed for us on that front so, thank God!" 

"Chains Over Razors" is available on all streaming platforms or through https://www.dekoentertainment.com/chains-over-razors and to discover more about the band; please visit http://chainsoverrazors.com/

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. Rob Silvers
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch  (5 p.m.) Ed Wall
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Rick Winow 
Mon. 5 p.m. Bill Thomas
Tues. 7 p.m. Sandy Zio
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato 
Ancient Order of Hibernians 
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 3 p.m. Lenten Fish Fry
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road Trenton 
(609) 394-3300
Sat. 1:30 p.m. Pro Hitting Experience w/ Adonis Smith 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. (8 a.m.) ACP Roadtrip: Greenwich House Pottery & Tenement Museum New York City (5 p.m.) Celebrating Black History Month: Black Angels, Ancestors and Heritage-Reflections on the People & Growing Up in the Neighborhood
Fri. 5 p.m. ART OF: Herbs for Winter Wellness
Sun. 3 p.m. Rays of Hope Presents: Live Black Museum
Wed. (6:30 p.m.) ACP BYOB: Linocut Printmaking Night (7 p.m.) Jersey Art Meet-up
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Rondie James
Sat. 7 p.m. Keep The Change
Sun. 3 p.m. Cecil & Troy
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
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 / DJ Burn
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Sun. 12 p.m. Dungeons & Drafts
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20
 
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Thurs. 4 p.m. Business Expo and Business Networking 
Bordentown Performing Arts Center
318 Ward Avenue Bordentown
(609) 496-1452
Fri. 7:30 p.m. BRHS Theater Presents: "The Addams Family" $10
Sat. 2 p.m./7:30 p.m. BRHS Theater Presents: "The Addams Family" $10 
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Jonathan Daddis Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Wendy Simon Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Bill Avayou Trio (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Ryan Shubert
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Sat. (6 p.m.) "Philadoptables" 13th Annual Love Potion Happy Hour Hosted by Steve Morrison. $10 (8 p.m.) Thomas Hinds 
Sun. 3:30 p.m. Local Punk Matinee feat. Goddamnit, Five Hundred Bucks, Take Today, Sold. $10, doors open at 3 p.m.  
Bucks On Bridge
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Poetry Night 
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia
Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton
(609) 267-9660
Thurs. 6 p.m. Friends Book Sale
Sat. 9 a.m. Friends Book Sale
Sun. 12 p.m. Friends Book Sale
Cadwalader Park (Ellarslie Museum)
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton 
(408) 335-4400 
Sat. 10 a.m. "2nd Annual African Mask Making Workshop"
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. James Stewart. $20 
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m.  $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. $26.50, Doors open at 7 p.m.  
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul
City Streets
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. '80s Undercover Duo
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
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Midnight Sun TTL
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Pure Petty. / DJ John Rossi
Sat. 8 p.m. Soul Cruisers  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Wine and Bundt Cakes. (7:30 p.m.) The Music of Carole King feat. Abby Mosconi and Eric Smrcka. $20 (advance) 
Sat. 2:30 p.m. Sweet Spot
Sun. 2 p.m. Jason McCue
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo 
Mon. 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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 8 p.m. 6 Pack Poets w/ Special Guests
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Wed. 7 p.m. Loose Bandits
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. 8 p.m. Zimmerman Plays Zimmerman- A Tribute to Bob Dylan
Fri. 8 p.m. Cryptical Sunshine. $10 (advance) 
Sat. 8 p.m. Cheaky. $10 (advance) 
Sun. (1 p.m.) Acoustic Jam Circle (Open Jam). $10 suggested donation (4 p.m.) Drum Circle. $10 suggested donation
Wed. 7 p.m.  DBums Hootenanny: An Open Mic of Music, Comedy & Spoken Word Hosted by Michael Henry Robert
Dockside Bensalem 
3330 Hulmeville Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 520-7184
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Cape May Release Party  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. EMO Night
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Bigg Romeo
Sun. 3 p.m. Dave Beck
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA 
(267) 685-0725 
Sat. 8 p.m. Two For Flinching
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar 
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA 
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Thurs. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Fri. 9 p.m. Paul Plumeri
Sat. 9 p.m. Polish Nannies
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia 
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Karaoke Party
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Photography Club
Founding Father's Sports Bar & Grill 
2900 Street Road Bensalem, PA 
(215) 923-1100
Fri. 6 p.m. Bob Pantano Dance Party w/ DJ Joe Castro
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" (8 p.m.) Surprise Surprise
Sat. 8 p.m. The Cover Dawgs
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. Karaoke Night w/ Jack Wetere
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge
Hamilatte Cafe
1971 Route 33 Hamilton
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Saturdays Hosted by Sheli Monacchio
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia  
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Fri. 10:30 a.m. Mr. Jim's Key of Awesome Music
Sat. 11 a.m. First Time Home Buyers Seminar
Mon. (10:30 a.m.) Itty-Bitty Baby Time. 6:30 p.m. Monday Storytime for Ages 5-8
Wed. 5:30 p.m. CPR Training 
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.) "Starman" David Bowie Tribute. $25 (SOLD OUT please check for availability)  (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (12 p.m.) New Hope-Lambertville Soup-A-Thon feat. (3 p.m.) Fraser & Thomas Duo (8:30 p.m.) Se7en 
Sun. 6 p.m. Amish Outlaws. $20
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Steve
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Valley Golf Club
114 Pennington-Hopewell Road Hopewell
(609) 737-1199
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Jack Furlong
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) The Tri-Tones 
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Rainbow Fresh
Sun. (11 a.m.) Sangria Making Class (2:30 p.m.) "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Vally Vineyard Jazz Ensemble
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. 9 p.m. The Implicated 
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays
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. 7 p.m. Live Music w/ Tony O
Irish Rover Station House 
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA 
(215) 970-5412 
Sat. 8 p.m. Andrew Moorer
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Michael Newsham
Sat. 2 p.m. Joe Vadala
Sun. 2 p.m. AudioPilot 
Ivy Tavern
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke    
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Buzz & Company
Sat. 3 p.m. The Real Fugitives
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night 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 p.m.) "Listen to Your Heart" Fundraiser w/ Joanna Caruso and DJ Jimmy G (5:30 p.m.) Wayne Bilotti
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Ty Mares (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (5:30 p.m.) Radio Fiction (10 p.m.) DJs Nick & Dom
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch (3 p.m.) Parade Kickoff Fundraiser
Mon. 6:30 p.m. Chocolate Mixology Class
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Joanna Caruso 
Labyrinth Books Princeton 
122 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 497-1600 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Author Talk: "Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa" w/ Anthony Grafton and Jennifer Rampling
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. 2024 Spring Laurita Idol Tryouts
Fri. 7 p.m. '90s Dance Party. $10 (advance), ages 21+
Sat. 11 a.m. "Mardi Gras" feat. (2 p.m.) The High Standards Trio
Sun. 11 a.m. "Mardi Gras" 
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6 p.m. Family Movie Night: "Elemental"
Lillipies Bakery
30 North Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 423-2100  
Sat. 10 a.m. Storytime with Jeff
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. (6 p.m.) Fat Tuesday Cocktail Class (7 p.m.) Kat Rivers
Fri. 7 p.m. Kate Baker Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Rob Tait
Sun. 12 p.m. Keith Franklin Trio
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2739 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Astrology Readings by Riss Cottrill 
Mon. 6 p.m. Magik "Art Mondays" 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night   
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. All Lit Up
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Mercer Oaks Golf Course 
725 Village Road West West Windsor NJ 
(609) 936-1383 
Fri. 6 p.m. Blue Corduroy Connection 2024
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Dead Metal, Loose Panic, Fake Pockets. (FREE show), doors open at 9 p.m.
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Fun Home"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Fun Home"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Fun Home"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Sat. 7 p.m. WURL
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
Fri. 8 p.m. FREE Movie Night feat. "Tapes From The Creek" Mystery VHS Screening
Sun. 12 p.m. Sip 'n' Spin Sunday with Creature Beach Records and DJ Rose
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market 
Wed. 8 a.m. Flea Market 
New Hope Winery / Tavern 
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 794-2331 
Sat. 1 p.m. Bill Ihling
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Steve Tourison
Sat. (3 p.m.) Magic by Jared (6 p.m.) Aaron Quarterman
Wed. 4 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA 
(215) 637-515
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Fri. (6 p.m.) Herb Oakley (9 p.m.) Doc Hollywood
Sat. 9 p.m. Fish Out of Water
Sun. 4 p.m. David Bowie Tribute by "Plush"
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
NJWeedman's Dispensary
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Nomad Distilling Company
20 South Main Street New Hope, PA
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623
Thur. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Blind Lemon Pie
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Guns 4 Hire
Ages 21+   
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
Sun. 1 p.m. Local Performers Showcase
Wed. 5:30 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Cookie Class  
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Modern Mojo
Sat. 9 p.m. John Coler Trio
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction  
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) 
Pasquale's Sports Bar 
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  
Fri. 8 p.m. MLC Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Grape Street
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" 
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Lovelight w/ Pete Tonti
PJ's Pancake House
17 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Thurs. 6 p.m. Paint & Sip: Light Up Wooden cardinal Sign  
Princeton Country Club
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Karaoke Night w/ Live DJ
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour 
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch
Princeton Foundation for Peace 
10 Madison Street Princeton
Sat. 5:30 p.m. A Night of Music and Movement: A Musical Ball
Princeton University (Richardson Auditorium)
Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 8 p.m. Eric Plutz Organ Concert: "Bach, The Gamut from A to G"(Takes place at University Chapel)
Wed. 7 p.m. Chamber Meditations (Takes place at University Chapel)
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jazz Night  
River House at Odette’s 
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 682-2022 
Fri. 7 p.m. Andy Prescott
Sat. 7 p.m. Bob Egan
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Brunch w/ Neil Podgurski Duo
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke Night
Sat. 11 a.m. Brunch
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Sandy's Beef & Ale
2028 E. Old Lincoln Highway Langhorne, PA
(2670 852-2333
Thurs. 8 p.m. Quizzo  
Sat. 7 p.m. Timmy Fitz and the Trio
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Shady Brook Farm 
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 968-1670 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" feat. The E-Miners
Sat. 6:30 p.m. "UnWINEd" feat. Cara Cartney 
Slim's Irish Pub 
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Mon. 6 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Cecil 
Wed. 6 p.m. Karaoke Contest 
Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Sat. 7 p.m. Darla Rich Jazz
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 943-2321 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Sat. 9:30 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. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz 
Wed. 8 p.m. Eve & Mike
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Quigs
Sat. 10 p.m. Lecompt
Stratosphere Brewing Company
72 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 6677116
Sat. 7 p.m. Ant Cannuli
Stumpy's Hatchet House (Princeton) 
745 Alexander Road Princeton 
(609) 436-9737  
Sat. 10:30 a.m. DNYP: Snuggles & Savasana 
1675 Spirits 
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Sat. 6 p.m. The Johns
Sun. 11 a.m. Yoga & Drinks
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. (8 p.m.) Tavern & Tiaras: Madonna vs Whitney Houston Drag Show (Upstairs) (9 p.m.) Black Zeppelin (Tavern)
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke 
Temperance House
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Newtown Networking 
Fri. 7 p.m. Bad Hombres Duo
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Neville Esquire
Tues. 7 p.m. Beginner Line Dance Lessons w/ Jeremy Line Dance. $40/4 Weeks 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney 
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton
(609) 924-2310 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Carmen Marranco
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jeff Penque
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays 
TGI Fridays
2703 Mount Holly Road Suite 3 Washington Twp.
(609) 239-486 
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia   
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Thurs. 8 p.m. Trivia Night 
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 Bog (Cranbury Golf Club)
49 Southfield Road West Windsor
(609) 799-0341 
Sat. 7 p.m. Tbone Jam
The Buck Hotel 
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA 
(215) 396-2002 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) Secret Service
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 Cranbury Inn
21 South Main Street Cranbury 
(609) 655-5595
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super-Dave Curtis 
The Cub Room in New Hope
400 West Bridge Street New Hope, PA
(215) 760-0609
Sun. 4 p.m. Stranger Things
The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton  
(609) 656-3200  
Fri. 7 p.m. Indoor Auto Racing: Indoor Dirt Nationals
Sat. 6 p.m. Indoor Auto Racing: Indoor Dirt Nationals
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Ray Coleman
Sat. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
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. Jukebox Graveyard
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Iron Mike
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Bockman
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv 
Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ Trey Brown  
The Morrisville Tavern 
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Jeds Gold
Sat. 8 p.m. Gin and Tonix
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 8 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Thurs. 2 p.m./7 p.m. "Oppenheimer" $12
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Jimmy Cash. $36 (Includes one complimentary beer, wine, canned cocktail or non-alcoholic drink)
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. A Tribute to The Cure w/ "The Gathering Gloom. $40.10
Sun. (3 p.m.) "Making It Up" An Afternoon of Family Improv. $29.62 (7:30 p.m.) "The Holdovers" $12, doors open at 7 p.m.
Tues. 3 p.m./7:30 p.m. "Stamped from the Beginning" $12
The Penguin Rocks (24 Hour On-Demand Music/Radio)
www.thepenguinrocks.com 
Mon. -  Fri. "Radio Jersey" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Classic Jersey" Hosted by Gary Wien
Sun. - Sat. "Beyond The Palace" Hosted by Lee Mrowicki 
Sun. - Sat. "Danny Coleman's Rock On Radio" feat. Waiting On Mongo
Sun. - Sat. "From The Basement" Hosted by Mike Marrone
Sun. - Sat. "Deuce Radio" Hosted by Matt Barker
Sun. - Sat. "Altrok Radio" Hosted by Sean Carolan
Sun. - Sat. "Lighty's Corner" Hosted by Gary Wien 
Sun. - Sat. "The Troubador Show" Hosted by John Godfrey
The Roost
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo 
Fri. 8 p.m. '80s Undercover
Sat. 8 p.m. ArHouse
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala 
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Excelerate
Sat. 8 p.m. The Idlewoodsman
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Red Wedding Band
Sun. 3 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Gary Sharp & Friends. $15, doors open at 6 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m. Zillion Dollar Babies, Overlord. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Shameless. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Sunrise Cries
Sat. 8 p.m. Poor Mouth Henry  
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Thomas Duffy
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
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. Live Music (TBA)
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Triple Sun Spirits
126 South State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 944-3057  
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Ed Packer
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300
Fri. 7 p.m. Kyle & Andrew
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
Sun. 3 p.m. Galentine's, "Taylor's" Version feat. Rachel & Ty 
Mon. 7 p.m. Chaturanga & Cheers w/ Renee Mahoney
Wed. 6 p.m. Beer Dinner. $85 (Includes appetizer, four-course meal, beer pairings)
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington 
(609) 773-239
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers
Wildflowers Too
255 Route 156 Yardville
(609) 585-5483
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker Night
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Thurs. 4:30 p.m. Gary Cavico
Sat. 1 p.m. Justin Love
Sun. 1 p.m. Chris Swatt
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 a.m./7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues" 
Yankee Doodle Tap Room 
10 Palmer Square Princeton 
(609) 921-7500 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Mixology Class 
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-846 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Get Happy! A Cabaret Saluting Judy Garland


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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COLUMNS


Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Too Many Tabs Open" by Jason Didner

Multi-instrumentalists, such as Xavier Rudd, Garth Hudson and Stevie Wonder, fascinate me. So does Jason Didner, who showcases his multi-hyphenated talent in the new video for his funny but meaningful song, "Too Many Tabs Open," the Makin Waves Song of the Week.




Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/18/24




This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from April 16-23, 2024




Makin Waves Song of the Week: "My Fight, Alone" by Colossal Street Jam






 

MORE NEWS

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- New restaurant 87 Sussex will be celebrating their grand-opening all weekend long on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 starting at 5:00pm with music performances, spirit and wine tastings, giveaways, photo booth and so much more. A memorable culinary journey awaits at this new gourmet experience offering refined dining in the heart of Jersey City (87 Sussex Street) in the quaint neighborhood of Paulus Hook.


Rider University's Westminster Choir releases new recording in celebration of 100th year




Westminster Conservatory of Music presents "Music for Two Pianos and Friends"




Experience Elvis's Skyrocket to Stardom at the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch






 

UPCOMING SHOWS


Bruce Springsteen Archives presents "Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History" at LBJ Presidential Library

(AUSTIN, TX) - Since the nation's inception nearly two and a half centuries ago, music has informed, interpreted, and inspired our national identity. To celebrate and explore this remarkable heritage, the LBJ Presidential Library and the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music at Monmouth University announce the premiere of the exhibition Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History. Opening at the LBJ Presidential Library on Saturday, February 17, during Presidents' Day weekend, the exhibition will be on display through August 11, 2024.


NYC Music Marathon & Jack Dallas presents Repertoire 2024 in Closter




The Newton Theatre presents North Mississippi Allstars




Outpost in the Burbs presents Nefesh Mountain






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