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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...6/16/22

By Danny Coleman

Rock On! This Week

"I'm doing great," says an effervescent Samantha Fish, as she talked about her career, her new album and more before she takes the stage tonight at The Count Basie Center in Red Bank, NJ. "Just right now, feels like I'm busier than ever touring and supporting a new record and just kind of gearing up for summer time; yeah, busy is putting it mildly."   

Once in a while, there are artists that come along who can redefine a sound, a style, an instrument or even a genre and if Samantha Fish continues down her current path; she will not only reshape these things but quite possibly set new standards for them as well. 

Like a volcano, Fish's talents have been bubbling under the surface of the mainstream radio airwaves while she has been building a groundswell of support for her music and guitar prowess but now, like that volcano; she has erupted and in no small part due to her latest release called, "Faster." 

"Yes, the new album is called "Faster" and it's produced by Martin Kierszenbaum who worked with Lady Gaga, Sting and Sheryl Crow. I recorded it kind of towards the tail end of 2020; I was going to say the tail end of the pandemic but that went on a lot longer than we thought and it's still going but yeah, I mean it was something I kind of worked on through the pandemic and I really dove into writing at that time. I mean I'm very proud of it and it kind of spans a lot of genres but it's true to me and fun and it's been really fun to bring these songs to life." 

Ah yes, the pandemic; the very thing which threw a monkey wrench into the plans of everyone around the globe no matter what your profession but for working musicians who depend on tours and live shows; this was a major setback. Fish had put out her 2019 album, "Kill Or Be Kind" only a short-time prior to the global shutdown and one can hear the frustration in her voice when she talks of the disappointment in being unable to support its release properly. 



 
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"You know, we usually we usually tour a record for at least a good year or a year and a half to two years before the next one comes out. So, to really only be able to put like six months behind an album and then just cut it cut it off and have to go in a different direction. Once we stopped touring in March of 2020 I didn't go back out until we did some socially distant shows in like October of 2020 and those were the first ones I did. We just went out with a trio that I made from the area where I'm living and we went out and did very limited dates and tried to keep things socially distanced with small shows but we also tried to keep our personal bubble as small as possible. So, I couldn't go out with the big band because the more people you have the more chances you get of catching the virus. So, we went out as small as we could and it kind of changed how I would normally tour an album and support an album but you know that's not an atypical story for this this whole thing; you know? I know a lot of artists who put out records and couldn't support them; you just kind of worked with the cards you were dealt."

Thankfully, the current world climate has allowed for touring, larger gatherings and musicians to put themselves out there. Samantha recently performed at Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival in Augusta, NJ and this time around her band has a decided Jersey connection as she now employs the services of the incredibly talented Matt Wade on keyboards and the equally talented Sarah Tomek on drums. 

"Well; who knew?" She said with a laugh, "I had no idea when I hired him, well I knew when I hired Matt that he was from New Jersey but I had no idea that when we brought Sarah Tomek on, who I've known from Nashville, that she had known Matt for years because she grew up in New Jersey and they grew up in the music scene together and they have known each other for a long time. So, yeah, I mean it turns out that we've got a 50 percent Jersey band which rocks to its core." 

"I've done Michael Arnone's festival I think twice now and he's just been really cool to work with and it has been a great festival that we've returned to," she continued. "I think they definitely have that New Orleans connection and my manager is from down there and he also manages Tab Benoit as well so I kind of got looped in through those guys and then when my band played the first year, I think they liked us since they brought us back and it's a great festival and it was a lot of fun." 

Samantha has stockpiled multiple accolades and awards along her journey; from "Best New Blues Artist" to "Best Blues Artist", "Artist of The Year" and recently she was named one of the world's 30 best guitarists by "Guitar World," coming in at number seven behind Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa and when asked how she feels about that; her humble demeanor shines like the star she has become.  

"Yeah of course I mean that's, you know, it's all subjective. I don't know; those lists are funny and it's always nice to be on them but it's weird because I don't consider myself in that world of the best guitar players but I also know I do my thing and I work hard on it and I like what I like and so it's nice to be recognized, it's like a pat on the back to tell you you're doing something right; you know?" 

Added to the list of her talents is the ability to play the Cigar Box Guitar; something which is becoming more and more commonplace among blues musicians and enthusiasts. Fish tells us how she became enamored with these uniquely individual instruments. 

"I've been playing cigar box guitar since probably 2013 or 2012. When I was a young, the first festival I ever went to was when my dad took me down to the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR and I saw all of these incredible performers playing. There's a mainstage but there's like a midway as well and there was a street that you could walk down just to see all of these street performers. There was a lot of these kind of duos and solo performers playing these cigar box guitars and I just thought they had the most bizarre sound and cool tonal quality and I kind of liked them; I don't know, I was into it. Fast forward years later and I'm playing the same festival with my band and I saw a guy on the street selling them and I just stopped and wound up buying one and I ended up putting it in the show and it ended up being a great thing. The people really seem to like it and connect with it and the fans really seem to just to enjoy the sound as much as I do, so, it's kind of mandatory on the album. I ended up doing a cigar box guitar festival in New Orleans a couple of years in a row and of course you know with the pandemic we're still working our way back to stuff like that but that was a really cool experience to get to see all the builders that come in from all over the country in the world to showcase their instruments at those events. There's an incredible community of people who really love and appreciate the history and you know just the sounds of these type of instruments are kind of cool. They sound a little more muscular I think; like it just sounds raw and very distilled and yeah, I dig it! I mean I think that's what drew me to it as a young teenager. I recall thinking, that's really cool sounding and that stuck in my head for years and years; you know it's funny because the guy who was selling them back then; we were eight-and-a-half hours away from my home in Kansas City and it turns out that he lived like 45 minutes from me. So, it's kind of like kismet that we would run into each other and I'd start this relationship with this company and they're just really cool. I mean these guitars; they've all got their own personality. I've been gifted a lot of these cigar box guitars over the years by different builders from all over and they're really giving people and all of them have a different personality which is kind of cool."

Fish and her band will hit the stage at The Count Basie Center in Red Bank, NJ tonight June 16 at 7:30 p.m. along with Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Devon Allman Project and tickets range from $29-$89 and are available through Samantha's website or The Basie itself and in her words, "I have a website, it's www.samanthafish.com and I'm on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and I'm on Tick Tok now making those videos; you can find me all over the place. Just type my name under your google search bar and there I am; I'm right there. "

That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON!


Allentown Borough
8 North Main Street Allentown
Sat. 10 a.m. Faerie Festival. (Takes place at 12 North Main Street)   
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch (5 p.m.) Mike Montrey Duo
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch feat. music by Brian Elliot (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Wed. 7 p.m. Mark Sacco
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. John Thomas
Sat. 3 p.m. Unplugged
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Fri. 7 p.m. Story & Verse: A Storytelling & Poetic Open Mic "To Be Free Is To Be BOLD"
Mon. 4 p.m. Outdoor Juneteenth Concert w/ Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra. (FREE event / Takes place at 300 Witherspoon Street)                   
Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436  
Thurs. 11 a.m. 2021-22 NJ Chapter Exhibition
Sat. (12 p.m.) Yoga In The Gallery (6 p.m.) 2021-22 NJ Chapter Exhibition Opening Reception (FREE event) 
Wed. (4 p.m.) Radical Art: Anima, Manga and Comics (7 p.m.) Ink and Drink: DIY Screen Prints
Bill's Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Thrown Together 
Fri. 7 p.m. "Country Music Weekend" feat. Michael Patrick Band
Sat. "Country Music Weekend" feat. (1 p.m.) Radio Fiction (7 p.m.) Springbrooke Band
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis
Ages 21+
Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot  
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Sat. 5 p.m. "Street of Dreams" Car Show   
Bordentown Elks
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085 
Sat. 8 p.m. Soul Cruisers
Boro Bean
9 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 466-6681
Sat. 11 a.m. John Abbott
Bowman's Tavern 
1600 River Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2972 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Matt Gordeuk Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. David Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Brick Farm Tavern
130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Road Hopewell
(609) 333-9200
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. New Jersey Conservation Foundation Gala. Hosted by Dr. Emile DeVito
Sat. 6:30 p.m. 2022 Spring For The Y Event Dinner and Cocktail Party  
Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Golden Oldies feat Keith Baker & The BRT Concert Band
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Fri. 7:30 p.m. The Queers, The Dwarves, The Jasons, Khrissy
Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly    
Brother's Pizza  
871 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 586-2727 
Tues. 5 p.m. All You Can eat Pizza Fundraiser. $35
Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Sat. 1 p.m. "Lawn Chair Palooza" feat. (2:30 p.m.) Courtney Elder (5:30 p.m.) Blue Harmony
Sun. 2 p.m. Just Jeff
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. Akiko. $20
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m. JJ Ramirez. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Chickie's & Pete's  
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown   
(609) 298-9182 
Fi./Sat. 8 p.m.  DJ Entertainment
City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor 
(609) 426-9400
Sun. 11 a.m. Father's Day Brunch
Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Strange Brew Crew  
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. an interview w/ Carla Olson 
Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Daddy & Me Canvas Workshop! (Recommended for ages 5+)
Cooper's Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs.(7 p.m.) SuperTrain (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ran D. Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) No Way Out
Sat. 9 p.m. Club Night w/ DJ 
Sun. 11 a.m. "Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Wed.(7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck  (8 p.m.) Disco “Hustle” Night w/ "Guest" DJs. $5
All Events Ages 21+
Cream Ridge Winery 
145 Route 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 259-9797
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Nights feat. $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) 
Sat. 9 a.m. Run the Vineyards  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 7 p.m. Wine & Bundt Cakes
Fri. 7:15 p.m. "Summer Wine and Music Series" feat. Soul Cruisers. Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+, $15 (advance)
Sat. (12 p.m.) Julia Melito (2 p.m.) Skip & Chickie
Sun. 2 p.m. Sweet Spot
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments)
Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 9 p.m. EarCandy
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Lunch Money Quizzo  
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6 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. DJ Millionz
Fri. 8 p.m. El Ka Bong
Sun. 4 p.m. Oldies with DJ Deuce
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Edgar Anderson
Wed. 7 p.m./9 p.m. Poker Night
Decades
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Fri. 9 p.m. “Dance Party” w/ DJ Ran D
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "Throwback Saturday" w/ DJ Matty Bruce
Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by DJ Wildman Manny  
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly 
(609) 261-0500    
Fri. 7 p.m. Joah Blume & Friends
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Jonathan Hesbol
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo  
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Fran & Jim Trio
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Keep The Change 
Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 968-0600
Fri. 6 p.m. Some Assembly Required
Falls Township Community Park
9125 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
Sun. 6 p.m. Strictly 60's
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 7 p.m. Poor Mouth Henry Trio
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia
Gleason's Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (7 p.m.) Fly On The Wall
Sun. 5 p.m.  Joe Devlin
Green Parrot Restaurant Pub, & Patio
240 North Sycamore Street Newtown Township, PA
(215) 504-7277
Fri. 8 p.m. Paul Marturano
Sat. 8 p.m. Virus
Grover's Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Sat. 11 a.m. Tom Johnston 
Halo Pub (Fete)
9 Hullfish Street Princeton
(609) 921-1710
Sat. 6 p.m. Joe Kramer & Diane Chiorello
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Tues. (5 p.m.) Central Jersey Antique Car Club Cruise Night (8 p.m.) Quizzoholics 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. 1 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Sun. 4 p.m. Soul Cruisers. $27
Mon. (9 p.m.) "Lipstick Mondays Drag Show" Hosted by Cyannie Lopez (11 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hightstown Memorial Park
North Main Street Hightstown
Fri. 5:30 p.m. "Fun Fridays" feat. Dragonfly
Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Wed. 7 p.m. Films That Made Music: "All The Streets Are Silent"
 
Hopewell Train Station
2 Railroad Place Hopewell  
Sat. 1 p.m. PRIDE Family Picnic & Dance Party
Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) Modern Rewind
Sat. (1 p.m.) Brian Erickson (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. DJ Darius The 1st
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Chris from Rave On
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.) Happy Hour w/ Johnny Betz (9 p.m.) Sara and The Sound
Sat. 9 p.m. Tailspin
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesdays
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic 
Il Portico Restorante Italiano
273 West Route 130 South Burlington
(609) 239-1000
Fri. / Sat. 6:30 p.m. Live Music (TBA) 
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Sun. 9 a.m. Father's Day Car Show 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. The Bill & Andy Show
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Jessica DiDonato
Sun. 2:30 p.m. Michael Zandman
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends  
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. PJ
Sat. 9 p.m. FKR
Sun. 6 p.m. Karaoke Latinos 
All shows 21+   
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Bitchfork
Fri. 9 p.m. 
Sat. 9 p.m.Pockets, Joy On Fire, Oh, Elis
Sun. (3 p.m.) Sean Faust (9 p.m.) Bill & Fred's Excellent Father's Day
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational 
All shows 21+
Killarney's Publick House 
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 586-1166
Fri. (5 p.m.) Mark Sacco (9 p.m.) DJ Murph
Sat. (10 a.m.) Drag Brunch "PRIDE" Edition (5 p.m.) Tour de Force Duo (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sun. 10 a.m.Sunday Brunch
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Fri. 7 p.m. 90's Dance Party
Sat. 2 p.m. Johnny Cash Tribute w/ "Walk The Line" (SOLD OUT check for ticket availbility)
Sun. (10 a.m.) Father's Day Brunch (12 p.m.) Father's Day In the Grove feat. (1 p.m.) The Bergers
Locust Hall at Johnson's Farm
2691 Monmouth Road Jobstown
(609) 723-2630
Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. Strawberry Festival
Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 6 p.m. Jack Furlong & Pat Kerrsen
Fri. 7 p.m. Bridge Beat Duo
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Rob Tait
Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
McGuinn's Place 
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence 
(609) 392-0599
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Wed. 9 p.m. 4 Grooves
Ages 21+ 
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
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Mercer County Park  (Boathouse at Mercer Lake)
334 South Post Road West Windsor
(866) 683-3586 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Happy Hour w/ CC Coletti Acoustic Trio
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Fri. 9 p.m. Promises Unsaid, Prevailer, Magnets For Maniacs, (TBA). $10, Doors open at 8 p.m.
Sat. 10 p.m. Hub City Stompers, Rude Boy George, Disposable
Morven Museum & Garden 
55 Stockton Street Princeton  
(609) 924-8144
Fri. 7 p.m. Albert Herring
Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Just Poetry Workshop (3 p.m.) Just Poetry Readings (7 p.m.) Scalia/Ginsberg - The Impresario
Tues. 7 p.m. Time for Three
Wed. 7 p.m. Aaron Diehl Trio
Music On Main
25 East Main Street Yardley, PA
Sat. 6 p.m. Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch
New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri. (5 p.m.) Snap Dragons Duo (8 p.m.) Chris Franjola
Sat. 5 p.m. RCJ Duo 
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia
Fri.  6 p.m. Two For Flinching
Sat. 2 p.m. John Thomas  
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz
Sat. 9 p.m. Joe Bachman
Sun. 4 p.m. Nothing 2 Prove
NJWeedman's Joint
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Sun. 1 p.m. Juneteenth Liberation Festival. (Live Music, Podcasts, Poetry, Raffles and more)
Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. 80s Undercover
Ages 21+
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998
Fri. 6 p.m. Dan & Liz
Old Hights Brewing
123 West Ward Street Hightstown
(609) 469-5976
Thurs. 7 p.m. Girls Pint Out
Tues. 7:30 p.m. "All Aboard!" the Story of the John Bull
Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Sat. 8 p.m. The Williamsboy Duo
Tues. 7 p.m. Taco Tuesday
Wed. 7 p.m. Dinner Is A "Drag"
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat. 12 p.m. “Spring Music Series" feat. Ess Gees
Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Sat. 8 p.m. Paul Plumeri Blues Band
Pete's Steak House 
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton 
(609) 585-8008 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Deep Release
Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Fri. 5:30 p.m. R & C Band-Duo and Randy & The Bounty Hunters
Princeton Airport
41 Airpark Road Princeton
Sat. 4:30 p.m. "Subfest" feat. "Slippery When Wet" Bon Jovi Tribute 
Restart The Arts
236 High Street Burlington
Sat. 1 p.m. Random Notes
River Horse Brewing Company
2 Graphics Drive Ewing
(609) 883-0890
Sat. 5 p.m. Almost Autumn 
River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Cara Cartney (7 p.m.) Gina Corso
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Last Night In Town (7 p.m.) Andrea Carlson Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (5:30 p.m.) Toby Costa (7 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sun. (10 a.m.) Michael Andrew (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales
Mon. 6 p.m. Alex Otey
Tues. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Wed. 6 p.m. Megan Knight
Rosedale Mills
101 Route 31 North Pennington 
(609) 737-2008  
Sat. 10 a.m. Pennington Farmers Market w/ Music by Carmen Marranco w/ Bud Belviso
Rossi's Bar & Grill 
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton 
(609) 890-2004 
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Ernie White
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 4 p.m.  Trivia
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. 6:30 p.m. "Summer unWINEd Concert Series" feat. Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Radio Petty"
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe  
Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. Soul Cruisers. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)
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. Shameless
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. The Trio  
Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Lane #12 Mt. Holly
(609) 832-0077
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Too Many Kings
Sat. 6 p.m. Rock Improv-A-Ganza 
Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-94
Sat. 11 a.m. Luau Open House and Bikini Bike Wash w/ Never Enough
Sun. 11 a.m.  Luau Open House and Bikini Bike Wash
Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Fri. 10:30 p.m. Flirtin' With The Mob / DJ Smooth
Sat. 10 p.m. 90's Party w/ DJ Skipmore
1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Fri. 7 p.m. Joe & Krista
1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. Those Guys 
Taps Sports Bar
4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA
(215) 486-7862
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ Frankie Paige
Mon. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Joe Goodnall
Tara's Tavern
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Sat. 9 p.m. Amptons
Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Black Zeppelin
Telouro Jazz Café
826 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 797-5456
Fri. 7 p.m. Jack Furlong Quartet
Sat. 7 p.m. Aaron Quarterman  
Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Fri. 7 p.m. Bob & Kate
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Righteous Jolly
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney 
Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton 
(609) 924-2310 
Fri. 12 p.m. "Sips & Sounds Friday" feat. (5 p.m.) Laundrymen
Sat. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Jerry Steele
Sun.1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Kingston Ridge 
TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
TGI Fridays 
685 Middletown Blvd. Langhorne, PA  
(215) 750-8002
Fri. 7 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle  
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Edison Wilson
Sun. 1 p.m. Matt Cook
The Americana Diner 
359 US Route 130 East Windsor
Sunday 5:30 p.m. Jazz for Dads 2022 feat. The Mark Gross Quartet
The Bog (Cranbury Golf Club)
49 Southfield Road West Windsor
(609) 799-0341
Sat. 8 p.m. The Steve Riley Band
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. Philly Rock and Soul
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch 
The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. First Time Around
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Popik & Stewart
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 2 p.m. Strange Brew Crew
Sun. 2 p.m. Father's Day w/ Full Grown Men 
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Fri. 8:30 p.m. "Summer Mash Up" w/ Jukebox Graveyard, Nimrod
Sat. 9 p.m. Bambu Weasels
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Fri. 8 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo
The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Tommy Capretto
Sat. 9 p.m. Rainbow Fresh
Mon. 6:30 p.m. DSACNJ & Club Dreams Trivia Night. Doos open at 5:45 p.m.
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron  
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Sat. 7 p.m. Sandy & Jim 
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  
The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Tues. 7:30 p.m. The Pine Barrens Documentary Screening and Director Q & A
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. ArHouse 
Sat. 8 p.m. Even Odds
The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Keep The Change
Sat. 8 p.m. Go Hamm
The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 8 p.m. Mike Montrey Band / Norman Taylor. $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat. (5 p.m.) Haley Mae Campbell. (8:30 p.m.) Stone Temple Pilots Tribute w/ "Wicked Garden" $10, doors open at 7 p.m.
Sun. (12 p.m.) KISS End of Season Show (3 p.m.) CBGB End of Season Show
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream 
183 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 683-8720 
Sat. 7 p.m. The Green Planet Band
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk
All Shows 21+ 
Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. "Happy Hour Throwback Thursday" (6 p.m.) NJYD and Mercer County LGBTQ Caucuses PRIDE Mixer
Sat. 9 p.m. Live Music (TBA)
Mon. 6 p.m. "Monday Night Karaoke" Hosted by Sweets
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Tobias & Lea (Sign-ups at 7:30 p.m.)
Trinity Church 
33 Mercer Street Princeton
(609) 924-2277
Thurs. 7 p.m. "The Sebastians" Presented by Princeton Symphony Orchestra & Princeton Festival led by Jeffrey Grossman. (FREE event / 6 p.m. pre-show lecture in Pierce-Bishop Hall) 
Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Tony Alosi
Sat. (12 p.m.) MG3 Band (6 p.m.) Dan Kassel
Sun. 12 p.m. Matt Gordeuk 
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Nicole Austin 
Union Coffee
49 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4637
Sun. 4 p.m. Java Jive w/ Bill Ihling
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Wendy Simon Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Tom Tallitsch Duo
Wilson's Pub
1870 Brownsville Road Trevose Heights, PA 
(215) 355-4739 
Fri. 8 p.m. Jimmy & Shon
Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Jersey Surecats
Sun. 1 p.m. Spoondrift
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  


Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.



 
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originally published: 06/16/2022



 

 

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