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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/28/24


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 03/28/2024

Rock On! This Week

"I'm doing real good today; it's a beautiful day here in Nashville. I just took a little walk around the neighborhood, the flowers are blooming, it's a no coat day and it looks like we are heading into spring."

So, said an upbeat Mary Gauthier as she was preparing to head north for a March 30, 8 p.m. show at the intimate confines of Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre.

With a new album, "Dark Enough to See the Stars" and a slight change in her songwriting style, Gauthier is ready to hit the road but according to her; that's a way of life.

"Honestly, I just play, I'm an old school troubadour and what I do is tell stories, sing songs, travel a lot and play," she began with an ever so slight bristle to her tone. "So, theoretically it is in support of the new record but it's just what I do and I'll be playing songs from all of the records that I've put out over the last 30 years. As a troubadour, large tours; I really don't even know what that means, we always work. It's not like the pop world where there is this giant announcement, "Bob Dylan's Spring Tour!" What we do is, fill the calendar with work, get in the car or get on a plane and go do the work and that's constant and always. There are no months where we don't do it; it's a job that I love and something that I love and is part of my daily existence. So, it's definitely cool to get back to New Jersey, it has been a while, I'm really excited to get in front of the audience there and I'm really looking forward to it. I don't know why it has been a while but it's been a bunch of years."



 
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"COVID kind of threw a wrench in the memory," she laughed as she tried to recall the last time she visited the Garden State. "We live-streamed every week, I cooked a lot, had a garden and found that being at home was pretty awesome. I enjoyed being in one place, I'd never done that since I started; for 30 years I've never been in one place that long, most of us haven't, none of us have for goodness sake; who takes two years off?"

To better understand her work ethic, wanderlust and writing style; one only needs to check her roots and influences as well as how her process evolves.

 "I was born in New Orleans, raised in Baton Rouge so I'm a Louisiana native," she started slowly. "I lived in Boston for a little over a decade and now I'm in Nashville and I've been here for 25 years. I didn't grow up soaking in Louisiana music at all, I grew up listening to the radio, Casey Kasem "American Top 40" and I always loved the singer-songwriters; Janis Ian "At Seventeen," Don McLean "American Pie," Elton John "Your Song, "Daniel," the singer-songwriters just had me and I've always loved lyrics. Then I became acquainted with the songwriters from Texas, Waylons and Willies and Townes and Guy and I just fit in that world as a fan and when I became a songwriter as a songwriter. When I first started doing this, I was going to open mics in the Boston area and modeling what I did after what I saw in the New England singer-songwriter folk world and at the time it was Cheryl Wheeler, John Gorka, Greg Brown, Shawn Colvin, Patty Larkin, Dar Williams, Patty Griffin still lived there at the time and all of these people were word based songwriters. Their lyrics were really important to what they did and that was the model for me and I went with it. I was already there anyway as a fan, I knew what I loved as a listener and that was the words."

"What comes first is an idea and then I have to execute the idea and I don't know how to flush it out and as I'm flushing it out I'm looking for words that fit into music and so the music and words kind of help me flush out this idea that is pretty ethereal in the beginning and I have to turn it into something."

The new record, her eleventh, was constructed in very much the same way; or was it? 

"Dark Enough to See the Stars," is the same way I've done everything; just keep writing songs until I get 10 or 11 that I think are really good. I throw out a lot of songs if I don't think they are up to what I want to put in the world and I just keep writing until I get those 10 or 11 that I'm really excited about. A lot of these songs were written in the pandemic so, it has a little bit of that going on; it's a bit of a different record for me because there are upbeat love songs and I've never really written that way before and I had to stretch to do it. Generally for me, I use music and song to work through the hard stuff, I turn to the guitar when times are hard. I've never used it to try and capture joy; when I'm happy and things are great, I just want to be happy and enjoy joy; ya' know? This time, I was really committed to try and capture something I've never really sat down and tried to write, which is straight up love songs and for me, I think that was some growth and man; it's fun to sing'em." 

Pollak Theatre will see Gauthier joined by the talented Jaimee Harris; something that she is absolutely thrilled about. 



 
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"Jaimee is my partner in music and in life. Jaimee is an extraordinarily gifted harmony singer; she accompanies me and opens the shows. She also has her own career as a singer-songwriter; she's a really great songwriter and we travel together and separately. Fortunately, she is going to be on this show; I want her on every show but she has her own career to tend to as well. So, when I get her, I get her and I'm always happy to have her because she adds huge energy to what I do. I've always been a solo travel alone troubadour modeled after the classic New England singer-songwriter thing and when Jaimee came along, it changed that for me and I've expanded into sort of a duo. Having her, first of all, it makes me happy and second of all, I think it adds a lot to the show. I still do a lot shows on my own, which I still enjoy doing very much but the dynamic of us together; I think is something special and I'm excited that she'll be with me at this show." 

To discover more about Mary Gauthier, please visit https://www.marygauthier.com/about-mary

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


Abbott Marshlands
157 Westcott Avenue Hamilton
Thurs. 7 p.m. Nature Book Club
Sat. 10 a.m. Beginner Bird Watching Series  
Allentown Borough
Main Street Allentown
Sat. 9 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt (Takes place at Farmer Park off of Lakeview Drive)
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Radio Fiction Duo
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Mark Robidoux
Sun. 12 p.m. Sunday Acoustic Brunch  
Mon. 5 p.m. Joe Hutchinson
Tues. 7 p.m. Jessica DiDonato
Wed. 7 p.m. Sandy Zio 
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 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. ACP BYOB: "Bind Your Own Books"
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Pop-Up Drum Circle w/ Stibol Music
Sat. 2 p.m. Artist Talk: Barbara Kaiser and Elizabeth Quatrano of Shifting Perspectives: "Capturing Moments in Ceramics and Watercolors"
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. Mike Goldman
Sat. 7 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle
Sun. 3 p.m. Easter w/ Cecil & Troy Cain
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 w/ DJ Burn
Ages 21+
Bit-hin' Kitten Brewery
58-B East Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 799-5348
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Blaze DoubleTree by Hilton 
4355 US Route 1 Princeton
(609) 452-2400
Sat. 11 a.m. Grand Eid Bazaar
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Patrick & Debra
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Chuck & Olivia Perrin
Tues. 6 p.m. Ryan Majersky
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Mike Estabrook
Sat. 8 p.m. April "Tools" Day w/ "Schism" $25 (advance), doors open at 7 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
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton  
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. "O's Birthday Party" w/ Orrin Evans Trio. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton) 
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Johnny Joyce, Mike Celona, Steve Trevelise. Hosted by Dean Blizzard. $26.50, Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Johnny Joyce, Mike Celona, Steve Trevelise. Hosted by Dean Blizzard. $26.50, Doors open at 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

Chesterfield Inn
633 Chesterfield-Arneytown Road Chesterfield
(609) 298-1917
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
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. Full Grown Men
Continental Tavern
2 North Main Street Yardley, PA  
(215) 493-9191
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night w/ Mentalist, Magician, Matt Swanson 
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.) The Groove Dudes
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Sat. 2 p.m. Sweet Spot
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. 7 p.m. VooDoo Love Children
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Wed. 7 p.m. Loose Bandits
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Sewing Circle (8 p.m.) Frank Cervantes
Fri. 8 p.m. Cosmic Jerry Band. $10 (advance) 
Sat. 8 p.m. Spinning Straw w/ Mike Brill & Robert Avery
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
Sun. 10 a.m. Easter Brunch 
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Last Call
Sat. (3 p.m.) Fly On The Wall (8:30 p.m.) Little Sister
Mon. 5:30 p.m. "Family Fun Night" w/ Amazing Balloon Creations by Kelsi-Joe
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. (4 p.m.) DOTRA's Happy Hour (8 p.m.) DJ entertainment
Fri. 8 p.m. Night Magic
Sat. 9 p.m. Asylum Choir
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Sun. 12:30 p.m. Easter Brunch
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" w/ Casey Welborn (8 p.m.) Great Scott
Sat. 8 p.m. The Naturals
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. 6 p.m. LJ Hall
Fri. 8 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo
Sat. 8 p.m. Porch
Sun. 10 a.m./12 p.m./2 p.m. Easter Brunch  
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 feat. David Vargo & Michael Brett
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
Sun. 11 a.m. Easter Brunch feat. (12:30 p.m.) Bob Banka
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. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party w/ Iron Mike
Sat. (3 p.m.) Strange Brew Crew (9:30 p.m.) DJ Dance Party 
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Steve
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hightstown Association Park
Grant Street Hightstown 
Sat. 9 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt
Hopewell Valley Golf Club
114 Pennington-Hopewell Road Hopewell
(609) 737-1199
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Progressive Trivia Finals Hosted by Jack Furlong
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Jazz Night
Sun. 11 a.m. Easter Brunch 
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. Just Us
Sun. 2:30 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.) Len Fennessy (9 p.m.) Midlife Crisis
Sat. 8 p.m. Never Enough
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday
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. Rachel & Ty
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Cari Lynne McKay
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Jo Wymer Trio
Ivy Tavern
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke 
All shows 21+    
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Abandon Brain, Sound Mind. $5
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Those Looks, Cloakz, Jimmy Velour
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. (3 p.m.) Phillies Home Opener Dollar Dog Day (5:30 p.m.) Joanna Caruso
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Tom Vincent (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch feat. Ant Cannuli (5:30 p.m.) Lou Mutter (10 p.m.) DJ Dom
Sun. 10 a.m. "Sunday Funday" Easter Brunch w/ Jack Mangan
La Cena Ristorante
2233 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-9969
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Plush & Friends
Lambertville House 
32 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 397-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Johnny Cash Tribute w/ "JC Cole & Folsom '68"
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. (6 p.m.) Whimsical Spring Gnome Workshop. $55 (Includes supplies and one complimentary glass of wine) (7 p.m.) Wine & Bundt Cakes. $35 (Includes 4 "Bundtinis" and one flight of wine)
Fri. 7 p.m. Gourmet Seafood Dinner. $39.95
Sat. 6 p.m. Dueling Pianos
Sun. 10 a.m. Easter Brunch. $60 (Adults, $30 kids ages 6-12, FREE ages 5 and under. Reservations required)
Library Company of Burlington
23 West Union Street Burlington
(609) 3861273
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night 
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. 7 p.m. James Popik Duo
Fri. 7 p.m. Jazz Faction
Sat. 7 p.m. Kate Baker Trio
Sun. 12 p.m. Courtney Sappington 
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  
Marcello's Coal Fired Restaurant/Pizza/Bordentown
206 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 298-8360
Sun. 10 a.m. Easter Brunch
McManimon's Pub
151 Liberty Street Trenton
Fri. 7 p.m. Kevin McCloskey 
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Sat. 9 p.m. Midnight Sun
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600
Fri. 9 p.m. Poor Man NJ Punk/Hardcore Night feat. Born Tired, Disappearances, Party Nerves. $10, ages 21+
Wed. 9 p.m. Pissed! (Music Video Shoot) 
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Hello Dolly"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Hello Dolly"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Hello Dolly"
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  8 p.m. Rich Ryan & Friends feat. Trish/Emily
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. 7 p.m. "Tapes From The Creek" Mystery VHS Screening
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. Laurie Vosburg  
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. "Pixar Movie" Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Terry and Jordan JDuo
Sat. 6 p.m. Two For Flinching
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 
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
Northern Community Park
Groveville Road Bordentown 
Sat. 10 a.m. 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623
Thur. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. ArHouse
Ages 21+   
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Fri. 6 p.m. SoulShine
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Old Barracks Museum
101 Barrack Street Trenton 
(609) 396-1776
Thurs. 6 p.m. Spring Lecture Series: Larry Kidder "The Revolutionary World of A Free Black Man" w/ William Kidder  
Old Hights Brewing 
123 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 469-5976
Thurs. 7 p.m. Vinyl Night
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 8 p.m. Sara & Tamer
Fri. 9 p.m. Good Delivery Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch 
Pasquale's Sports Bar 
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 202-6268 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Beer Pong
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  
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
 (609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Deep Release
PJ's Pancake House
17 Main Street Robbinsville
(609) 772-4755
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Ceramic Ladybug" w/ Outside the Lines Art Studio. $35
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 
Puss N Boots Tavern
942 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sun. 10 a.m. Easter Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Ristorante LUCCA & Piano Lounge 
144 US Route 130 Bordentown 
(609) 262-0110
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jazz Night
River Horse Brewing
2 Graphics Drive Ewing
Sat. 7 p.m. "Cask Fest" feat. Conor Choi. $25 (MUST buy ticket in advance), Ages 21+ 
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. (10 a.m.) Easter Brunch w/ Jim Holten Duo (2 p.m.) Bob Egan
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Fri. 8 p.m. The Fryboys
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (6:30 p.m.) Marc Hoffman
Sun. 11 a.m. Brunch 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics
Saint Mark United Methodist Church  
465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-1286
Sun. 10 a.m. Easter Coffee Hour
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, P
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. (2 p.m.) Phillies Home Opener and Beer Release (7 p.m.) Trivia
Shady Brook Farm 
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA 
(215) 968-1670 
Thurs./Fr./Sat. 10 a.m. Easter Egg-Stravaganza
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. 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
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Flip-n-Mickeys
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton 
Tues. 7 p.m. Johnny Betz 
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 752-9400 
Sat. 10:30 a.m. Blessing of the Bikers
Starving Artist Cafe
18 Bridge Street Stockton
Fri. 6 p.m. Patrick "Packey" Thompson  
Sat. 2 p.m. The Back Porch Jug Band
Steam Pub 
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA 
Sat. 10 p.m. '90s Party w/ DJ Cat-One 
1675 Spirits 
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Sat. 6 p.m. Those Guys
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. DJ Dream 
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
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 
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
Tessara
812 Route 33 Hamilton
Fri. 7 p.m. The Blue Eyed Balladeer
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 Beer Garden and Education Center at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Sat. 3 p.m. "Sweat Lodge" 
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. Kirko
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) Buzzer
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. Groove Pocket
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Keith Quinn & Marty Guilfoyle
Sat. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sun. 2 p.m. Gerry Timlin
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. Jumper Philly
Sat. 9 p.m. Sometime In September
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Chris Benedetti
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA 
(215) 942-4000 
Sat. 8 p.m. O'Grady & Co.
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 Lydell
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. M.E.W
Sat. 8 p.m. Promised Land Revival
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Fri. 8 p.m. "Countdown to Ecstasy" Steely Dan Tribute. (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
Sat. 8 p.m. "Green River" the Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival/John Fogerty Tribute. $40.10
Tues. 7:30 p.m. "Winged Migration" Documentary. $12, $10, $6. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Wed. 8 p.m. A Crosby, Stills & Nash Tribute w/ "Wooden Ships" (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
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. Connor Bracken & Mother Leeds Band
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. Even Odds
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala
The Sycamore Grill
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8 p.m. Keep The Change
Sat. 8 p.m. Kickbacks
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night 
Fri. 8 p.m. The Music of Santana w/ "Incaband" Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. 8 p.m. "Hotlanta" The Ultimate Allman Brothers Experience. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sun. 6 p.m. "MYSPACE" Night
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Turs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Nobody's Business
Sat. 8 p.m. Gumbo Nouveau 
Tindall Road Brewing Co.
102 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 526-8651 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Stitch & Brew! 
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
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
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. Thomas Duffy
Sat. 1 p.m. Justin Love
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"
 


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.

 

COLUMNS


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

Colossal Street Jam's track "My Fight, Alone" from the forthcoming reissue of their latest album, "No Way to Live," is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.




Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/11/24




This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from April 9-16, 2024




BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 4/8/24






 

MORE NEWS

(AUGUSTA, NJ) -- The music line-up has been announced for the 2024 Rock, Ribs, and Ridges Festival, a weekend of the best in southern/classic rock bands and finger-licking barbecue and fixin's June 28-30 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Acts include Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Molly Hatchet, Blackberry Smoke, Artimus Pyle, The Outlaws, Larkin Poe, and more.


Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Quartet to Perform in Metuchen




Bobby Mahoney Signs with Wicked Cool Records and Announces New Album




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






 

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




Westminster Conservatory at Nassau to present music for flute, oboe and piano featuring Trio Brillante




The Offspring set to take-over The Punk Rock Museum April 12-14






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