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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/23/22


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 03/23/2023

Rock On! This Week

“We shoved off on February 16 and planned to get home on March 16th and then we have the show in the northeast Ohio area and then we're back on the road for a couple of short runs over the next two weekends; we've been busy.”  

From Akron Ohio with zest comes The Shootouts; a group of very dedicated musicians who are intent on keeping old school Country and Honky-Tonk music alive and well; kicking. Their new album, "Stampede" features special guests Raul Malo (The Mavericks), members of Asleep at The Wheel and was produced by 10-time Grammy winner Ray Benson. 

Recently, vocalist Emily Bates gave us a little insight to the band, the strength of friendships, the very big day that was February 24 and their future plans. 

Ryan (Guitarist Humbertand I are celebrating 20 years of singing together this year," she began. "We started out doing more of Ryan's original singer-songwriter music and Brian Poston joined us on that; I don't know, probably a decade ago, somewhere around 2015 or so and then Brian and Ryan started The Shootouts as a side project. They connected over their love of classic country music and thought it would be really fun to just go play some of the music that they loved because they felt like it wasn't getting enough airtime in the world these days. So, they started this as a side project and then I joined in gosh, probably nine months or so into the project for Ryan's grandpa's birthday party. He was having his 85th birthday party and asked the band to play and Ryan asked me to join them and I did and it just immediately clicked; it felt right and like we were meant to be doing this and it took off from there. So, we've been focusing solely on The Shootouts ever since and we’ve really had some cool successes with it.” 



 
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When the word "Band" comes to mind, most think of individuals with similar interests, tastes and likes who have come together for a common cause but in The Shootouts case; their strength lies in their diversity. 

“We all have learned to love Country in different ways," laughed Bates. "I grew up listening to kind of contemporary country music, especially the ladies like Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride and all of those great crooners and then over the years, I dug back in the catalog and have become a huge fan of the classics such as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn. Our bass player joined about a year ago and he comes from more of a rock background, so he's been learning a lot about country music over the last year and really appreciates it now; I think in a different way. Our drummer; he's been with us for just a few months now and our Opry debut was like his seventh gig with us or something crazy like that and he’s a youngster, he's the baby in the band and he's also learning a lot about country music. He came up through the jazz world, so that's kind of his background. I think it's cool because we can all bring different influences to the table but then we're very, very much focused on that classic country and Honky-Tonk sound and with our different influences; we want to make sure that we're honoring that tradition.” 

Wait! Opry? Remember February 24? This was a very large day in the band's history as not only was "Stampede" officially released but they also made their first ever appearance at the famed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. 

“For sure, it was an amazing experience in itself; it was just so wonderful everybody was so welcoming and kind and warm and truly just made it feel like home," gushed an enthusiastic Bates. "Obviously we were all nervous going into it; more like respectfully anxious because it's a big stage and you know there is so many years of history there but we also walked in the building and we felt calm, ready and excited and it was very overwhelming emotionally just to be to be there and to be a part of all of that but somehow we felt ready to handle it. So, it went great, we played three songs and the crowd was very kind and seemed to enjoy it quite a lot and it sounds like hopefully we'll get an opportunity to go back. We initially were supposed to be at the Ryman but they were doing renovations there for the first time in 24 years. They spent January doing that and then they moved back to the Opera House a couple of weeks before we got there.” 

“The new record also came out on February 24th and we keep saying it's so funny that we woke up that day and we're like, Oh my gosh, we play the Opry today and then we were like, oh, and our album comes out too," she continued with a laugh. "I remember it was a two-fer; it was quite a way to release a new album, I can't complain at all. We got the opportunity; we had just put out our last album and I had just got connected with Ray Benson and we got the opportunity to have him produce the new record for us and we weren't about to pass that up. So, even though it was a pretty quick turnaround after the first album, we took that opportunity and we recorded the album in September of 2021 and we got to have Ray and a lot of folks from Asleep At The Wheel play on the album and we got to do some touring with them right around that time which was awesome and then we called in some friends, including Raul and Buddy Miller, Marty Stuart and Jim Lauderdale and asked them if they'd be willing to lend their talents. So, they joined us and that was a huge honor to be able to have all those folks be a part of this new record with us.” 

Connecting with Grammy Award winning producers is always a good thing and adding talents such as Raul Malo is always a plus. How did Malo's involvement come about? 

“So, growing up, Ryan's mom listened to The Mavericks and that's where he kind of first got that exposure and then gosh, several years ago, Brian and I were doing a different project together and had the opportunity to open for Raul and we kind of made friends and so we've connected several times over the years and when it came to doing “I'll Never Need Anyone More,” we just felt like he was the perfect fit for singing on that song; like it was right up his alley style-wise. We just knew his voice would lend something special to that so yeah, we've been really lucky enough to be friends with Raul and his team for quite a few years now.”  



 
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"Stampede" is receiving airplay on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country and has reached the Top-Five on several Country Music charts. So, with so much happening so fast; where do they go from here? Bates says they definitely have a plan. 

“We’re going to finish up this little month on tour and then we have a lot of dates booked throughout the year. We're working to see what's next in terms of the number of tours but we've got a big East Coast tour coming together in May, so I know we'll be up in Boston and DC and our agent is working on finalizing that so that we have a clear direction for that. Then the goal is just to keep building on the momentum that we have; we've cracked the top ten on the Americana charts, I think we're #7 this week we're really excited about that. We just wanna keep playing music; get out there and see the public and let people hear what we have to offer. We love to play live, that's really the focus of this. We love making records and it's a ton of fun but being out there and playing live and getting to see people and see their response in real time and the interaction is a ton of fun for all of us. We just keep creating and Ryan's kind of got this business mind as well, so he's already kind of thinking, his wheels are turning on what's next and what the next album is going to look like. So, we're definitely focused on promoting this one but I wouldn't be surprised if we start planning heavily for the next go round.” 

To discover more about The Shootouts, please visit The Shootouts | Home (shootoutsmusic.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. Redbird Flying Solo or Sandy Zio
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ (5 p.m.) John Brennan
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/  (7:30 p.m.) 
Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Jessica DiDonato
Ancient Order of Hibernians
2419 Kuser Road Hamilton 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Colin Duffy
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Nick Mich
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Matt Kresge  
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Sat. (10 a.m.) Story Time w/ Jeff (7 p.m.) Cafe Improv. $2
Tues. 6:30 p.m. BYOB: Linocut Night
Ashlynn Distillery
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Thurs. 5 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Fri. 7 p.m. Singing Humans
Sun. 7 p.m. The BIGGEST Little Comedy Show Hosted by Adam Nutter and Neil Wood feat. Rob Stant, Tyler Rothrock, Emily Epstein White, Jay Yoder. $10, doors open at 6:30 p.m.  
Bailey's Bar & Grille
6922 Bristol-Emilie Road Levittown, PA  
(215) 946-7992  
Sat. 9 p.m. Shot of Southern
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 
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. David Dales Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Jim Dedrick 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 p.m. "An American Classic: Springsteen vs Petty" w/ Born To Run Down The Dream
Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch  
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Sat. 1 p.m. Eddie Gallagher & Spuddy Buddy Fry
Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night
Wed. 6 p.m. Trivia   
Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Dr. Trinice Robinson. $20  
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Vishnu Vaka, Russell Peters, Irv Hernandez. Hosted by Jay Silverberg. $23.69, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor 
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. St. Paddy's Day Hangover Comedy Hosted by Tim Eli feat. Mike Bonner, Nancy Levine, Frankie D, Simply Dee
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. 6:30 p.m. Spanky's Garage  
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. Comedian John Anthony and Vanity of COA 
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500
Fri. 7 p.m. Trivia "The Upside Down" 
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Midnight Sun TTL 
Fri. (8 p.m.) No Way Out (9 p.m.) DJ Jazzi
Sat. 8 p.m. 80s Undercover
Sun. (10:30 a.m.) Sunday "Jazz" Brunch w/ Victor Tarassov. $22.95 (Includes 2 Mimosas (6 p.m.) JB Kline Band
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 Duo
Sun. 2 p.m. Rodney Wright  
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m.SiriOm Singh and the Soul Warriors 
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. Anger Management
Sun. 3 p.m. Trinity Book Reveal and Signing w/ music by Linda from Random Notes & Carrie. Hosted by Tanya Holland
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson  
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly 
(609) 261-0500    
Fri. 7 p.m. Erik  
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8 p.m. Tailspin
Sat. 8 p.m. Dueling Pianos  
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 8 p.m. Acoustic Sara
Sat. 8 p.m. Kindred Spirit
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
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. March madness Party, Music Bingo / “Ladies Night” Hosted by Best Choice Productions
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Little Sister
Sat. 8 p.m. Unleashed
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
Fri.  8 p.m. Richie Baker Band
Sat. 8 p.m. Ray Palmer Duo  
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Wade Prestridge
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. (12 p.m.) "3rd Annual Brewer's Bracket Competition" (6:30 p.m.) Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Mon. 6 p.m. Murder Mystery Dinner. $65 (Includes buffet, tax and gratuity)
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia   
Hamilton Township Public Library 
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way Hamilton 
(609) 581-4060
Sat. 10 a.m. Vendor and Craft Fair
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.) Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac Tribute w/ "Gypsy" $35, doors open at 6 p.m. (SOLD OUT check for availability) (11 p.m. ) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (9 p.m.) Talking Heads Tribute w/ "Start Making Sense" $20, doors open at 7 p.m., ages 21+ (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Sun. 4 p.m. Tea Dance 
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hooters of Princeton 
US Route 1 South/Mercer Mall Lawrenceville
Wed. 7 p.m. Aries Birthday Karaoke
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Living The Dream
Sat. 5 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. Chris from Rave On
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill 
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 914-4517 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ John W.
Fri. (6 p.m.) Johnny Betz (8 p.m.) DJ BeeNice
Sat. 8:30 p.m. All Lit Up
Sun. 4 p.m. Country Line Dancing w/ Jeremy (FREE event)
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. 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. DJ entertainment
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night  
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Jo Wymer Band
Sat. 2 p.m. Radio Fiction
Sun. 2 p.m. Spoondrift
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Sat. 7 p.m. Twisting Glassware: Paint, Sip and Twist feat. music by Wounded Soul. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.   
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Asylum Choir
Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos / Ladies Night
All shows 21+       
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Night CAP
Fri. 8 p.m. I Get Wild play "Talking Heads" 
Sun. 3 p.m. Goldpine
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy Night w/ Mike Dialto feat. (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. 6 p.m. Radio Fiction
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Baynice
Sat. (5:30 p.m.) Lofash (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Funday" Brunch w/ DJ Jimmy G
Labyrinth Books Princeton
122 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 497-1600
Tues. 6 p.m. "Gray Love" Stories About Dating and New Relations After 60 w/ Nan Bauer-Maglin, Dustin Beall Smith, Cynthia McVay, Susan Ostrov, Mimi Schwartz
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. "Laurita Idol" Adult Tryouts
Fri. 7 p.m. Country Line Dancing by BTK Entertainment. $9, ages 21+ 
Sun. 6 p.m. "A Night of Song and Wine" feat. Max Valentino & Bobby Fischetti. (FREE event)
Wed. 7 p.m. "Wine & Bundt Cakes" $35 (Includes a wine flight and cakes)
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" feat. Portrait Drawings by Jacques Schiii
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night feat. Andrew Stoddard
MarketFair 
3535 U.S Highway 1 Princeton (Center Courtyard) 
(609) 452-7777 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Ladies Night "Spring Preview" 
Sat. 10:30 a.m. Easter Bunny Arrival Party and (12 p.m.) Photos with the Easter Bunny
McStews Irish Sports Pub 
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. Sometime In September
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
  
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600  
Sat. 10 p.m. RENT STRIKE, Brook Pridemore, The Looms, Tail Light Rebellion, Mx Wander. $10, doors open at 9 p.m.  
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Big Frank & Mike Smith
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Oliver" / Girl Lawyers Night Out
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Oliver"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Oliver"
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project
Fri.  7 p.m. Righteous Jolly & The Musical Entertainment Network
Sat. Leprechauns for Lew Pub Crawl feat. (1 p.m.) Dana Collins Project (7 p.m.) Mike Estabrook
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 5 p.m. Trivia Night 
Sun. 12 p.m. "Sip 'N' Spin Sunday" w/ Creep Records and DJ Jay Rose  
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
Fri. 8 p.m. Led Zeppelin Tribute w/ "Kashmir"
Sat. 8 p.m. Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar
Sun. 1 p.m. Sunday Jazz  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Useless Knowledge" Trivia
Fri. 6 p.m. Kate & Bob 
Sat. (5 p.m.) Just Jeff (8 p.m.) Kricket Comedy Show feat. Andy Nolan, Connor McGovern, Eddie Gallagher. Doors open at 7 p.m.  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Shot of Southern
Sat. 9 p.m. Secret Service
Sun. 4 p.m. Springsteen Tribute w/ "Plush" 
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis. 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. The Best Of Clapton
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Black Brant
Ages 21+
Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Pampered Chef Party  
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998
Sat. 2 p.m. Jim Hauss Benefit 
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
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Trivia  
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 9 p.m. Jon Savage & the Classic Rockers
Sat. 9 p.m. Modern Mojo
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Tues. 6 p.m. Taco Tuesday w/ Radio Fiction  
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m. Strolling Spring Bunny / Spring Strolling Music w/ Bruce Fredericks
Pasquale's Sports Bar
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong
Sat. 9 p.m. Big Whiskey
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  
Sat. 8 p.m. The Brooks Brothers Blues Band
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo" 
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9 p.m. Deep Release  
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. Rakish
Princeton Makes 
301 North Harrison Street Princeton
Fri. 6 p.m. All Inclusive Intro to Fluid Acrylics w/ Adriana Groza
Sat. 10:30 a.m. "Go With The Flow" All Inclusive Intuitive Art Workshop
Princeton Unitarian Church (Channing Hall)
50 Cherry Hill Road Princeton
Sun. 4 p.m. PSMA March 2023 "Faure"   
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Tenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 295-8236
Thurs. 6 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Recklesstown Farm Distillery
2800 Route 206 North Columbus
(609) 784-8046
Sat. 1 p.m. Cherry Grove Farm "Cheese Board" Pop-up  
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Gina Corso (9 p.m.) Cara Cartney
Fri. (7 p.m.) CJ Steinway & Olivia Perrin (9 p.m.) Jeffrey Fadden Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (7 p.m.) Bob Egan (9 p.m.) Joanna Caruso
Sun. (11:30 a.m.)  Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Alex Otey
Tues. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight  
Robbinsville Senior Center 
1170 Route 130 North (Folsom Way) Robbinsville  
(609) 259-1567
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pop-Up Dance Reunion. $15
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899 
Sat. 1 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" 
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
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  
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Silver Lake Nature Center
1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-1177
Mon. 7 p.m. BPC Presents: Sandra Herber w/ "Storm Chasing Photography" 
Slim's Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Sat. 8 p.m. 44 Fridays
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. Tom Trovas Duo  
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-2321
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Fri. 7 p.m. 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. Acoustic Daze  
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Fri. 7 p.m. Modern Mojo
Sat. 7 p.m. The Kennedys   
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Sat One
Sat. 10 p.m. LeCompt
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Fri. 7 p.m. J'MO Acoustic
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. Joe & Krista
Sat. 6 p.m. Keep The Change 
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Chandler of Audio Outlaws
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 8 p.m. Tavern & Tiaras "Netflix & Drag" 
Tues. 6 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke     
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Steve Guyger and Filthy Rich 
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Neville Esquire
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. Michael Montemurro
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Sarah Teti    
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Sun. 9 p.m. Trivia Game Night / SIN Sundays   
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 Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Fri. 8 p.m. Kirko 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (8 p.m.) Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons w/ "Lights Out" $68, doors open at 6:30 p.m. (Includes buffet and show) (9 p.m.) Don't Call Me Francis
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 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. Black Zeppelin
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 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. EarCandy
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 HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
Wed. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Burns-Lynch  
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Talking In Cursive
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
Wed. 10 p.m. Karaoke  
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Ryan Sab
Sat. 8 p.m. Modern Day
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Comedy and Music
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. DC Duo
Fri. 8 p.m. Bad Hombres
Sat. 8 p.m. Hoyer's Destroyers
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Monique & RJ Music Duo Presents: "Retro Dance Party" Music of the '60s, '70s and '80s
Sat. 8 p.m. Idle Woodsman
The Tavern at Penns Park
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Fri. 8 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Donny Rocket. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m. The RnB Supper Club feat. Sunshine Anderson, Queen of the Pen, XlllM, "One", (TBA) Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. Greek Night feat. Neo Kyma & DJ Maki. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Wed. 8 p.m. Weapons Of Anew, Tribal Sun, Wring Me Out. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.   
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions"
All Shows 21+
  
Train Wreck Distillery  
25 Madison Avenue Mount Holly  
(609) 288-6300
Fri. 7 p.m. Cecil Middleton
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday"
Fri. 6 p.m. "The Collab Vol. 1" Hosted by Buck Malvo and Brass Rabbit feat. works by Liz Amarel, Anthony Argenti, Kathleen Liao Hurley, Vee Katz, Phillip McConnell, Delgira Samtonova, C.a. Shofed, Ras, David Timothy. 
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  
Sat. 8 p.m. Steve Tourison  
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Greg McGarvey
Sat. (12 p.m.) Matt Gordeuk (6 p.m.) The Lifters
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Dan Kassel
VANEFRANCODANCE
23 Hankins Road Hightstown
(609) 635-3572
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Beginner Bachata (8 p.m.) Beginner Salsa. $18 
Fri. (7 p.m.) Advanced Bachata (8 p.m.) Advanced Salsa. $18  
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  
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. Keith Franklin Jazz
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Rob Messina
Sun. 1 p.m. Bob & Dave
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road Newtown, PA
(215) 968-8469
Thurs. 12:15 p.m. "Cultural Streaming" feat. Ahmad Jamal. (FREE event)


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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