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Rock On! This Weeks Sound Bites....7/4/24

By Danny Coleman

originally published: 07/04/2024

Rock On! This Weeks Sound Bites....7/4/24

"We have John Anthony on lead guitar, Rick Deak on guitar as well, Brendan Burke on bass, Owen Davis on drums and Nathan Anthony on keys and we love to usually have our horn section with us but we're not able to take them on this tour this time around but we do have trumpet, trombone and saxophone as well; we call that the family size band and that's always fun to take them on the road as well," laughed Jackie Popovec, lead vocalist of Ohio based band The Vindys as they prepped for the first of 20 shows opening for Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo with the first two occurring July 6 at Atlantic City's Ovation Hall located at Oceans Casino Resort and July 7 at The Hackensack Meridian Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.

Finally getting to hit the road in earnest to promote their 2021 release "Bugs," Popovec says they are "Thrilled" to be out on the road with Benatar and her husband Neil. 

"My boyfriend and I were actually vacationing in Italy and on our first day in Rome; we really wanted to take this vacation and we said, "Hey, we're gonna put our phones away and leave all of this behind, put our phones away and explore and do our thing" and that night we were at dinner and I get a call. So, I looked at the phone and it said, "Beverly Hills, California" and I said, "Ummm-maaaybe we should pick this up" and we picked it up and as it happened it was their booking agent from CAA. So, for the next 25 minutes or so at dinner, over our amazing appetizers and wine, we were trying to figure out how to get this done. We are so excited and it was pretty funny the way that it happened with them ending up calling us and asking how to get it done; it was just amazing. We had opened for her twice before, once in Detroit and once in Cleveland and we think that they recognized that their fan base was receptive and liked us. They were like, let's get them on the road. The whole thing is just magical, it's gonna be amazing and I can't wait to get over to New York and New Jersey and get this thing started!" 

The Vindys are not newcomers to the world of rock n' roll; they're not veterans yet either and the nice thing about the band is that they have not fallen into the trap that ensnares many of the acts today; they've got a touch of an old school mentality in their approach.

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"The band, we have been doing our thing since about 2017," Jackie began. "We came out with a full length album that just kind of radiated out from Youngstown, Ohio, Akron, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus and then beyond in the Northeast Ohio area; it just got picked up by Triple A Radio. So, we've been doing our thing since 2017 and kind of just growing ourselves with a grassroots way of doing business as a band; we're doing it the way you used to do it. One thing we pride ourselves on; when we get in front of people, we win people over and being from Northeast, Ohio, we have supporters in the area. You may even remember some of these names; Belkin Productions, Michael Stanley Band out of Cleveland, Donnie Iris in Pittsburgh and so, all of these rock legends that came out of this area way back when have kind of stepped up to support this band and that's how we got the attention of Live Nation and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo who is from Parma Cleveland and their bass player who is from Youngstown as it happens. So, it has been just kind of word of mouth that has got us to a really cool place with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and now we're on a national tour." 

Popovec says her influences and "Schooling" led her to places beyond the state of Ohio but upon returning; the band kind of just came together. 

"So, obviously I was a kid just running around the house; I was a radio kid. I'd wash the car with the radio on, VH1, MTV; I was very much used to the hits I would say. I really gravitated towards the melodies and huge vocalists as it was when I was young in the early '90s. So, people like Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar actually, Ann Wilson of Heart, a lot of these crazy rock vocalists; Steven Tyler was even someone I looked up to and tried to emulate. It wasn't really until I came across, while illegally downloading from Napster and BearShare and while we were all breaking our parents computers with all of these downloads that I came across Etta James and that's when I really dialed in. I loved that you could have this silky sweet kind of voice and then this raspy and screaming kind of voice at the same time and I really loved her for that and then I went backwards from there. I Was like, Etta james; who is a similar artist? Who inspired her? I'm looking at Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan and that was kind of like my door through into that kind of world as well as Frank Sinatra. He was a big one in my book because I think he died in the '90s and there was a resurgence of playing Frank Sinatra all of the time and I was around that as well; I gravitated to a lot of jazz artists. So, that was kind of the school that I was brought up in but once out of high school, I didn't want to go to a performance college. I saw my friends doing that and I wanted to learn production and how to edit and produce music because at the time, people were doing that stuff at home already and I thought, maybe I should be learning some of this. So, I tried to go to Youngstown State because they had a classical music school and I just hated it so much (laughs). I was trying to go for songwriting and composition and it was just too smart for me (laughs) and so I quit that. I went down to Florida where they had a new school called Mike Curb College of Music in Daytona and these Grammy Award winning producers had built this new school and invited me to come down on a full ride and I was like, Hell yeah! So I did that for two years and came back and realized that there was really not a scene for music and rock clubs in Youngstown anymore. I'd heard about this scene that was so vibrant with these rock clubs in the '90s and it was just full of tribute bands and cover bands when I returned in 2012 and it was sad to see. So, I was like, I'm getting out of here, I'm going to New York or L.A. or wherever and that's when I ran into these guys and noticed that the guys coming out of that classical music school at Youngstown State that I didn't get hip to were coming out of there completely seasoned, professional and improvisational masters and I was just wowed. So, I brought them my own music and they were like, absolutely ready to get the original thing going and that is how the band started and developed."

In the world of real estate, it's said to be, "Location, location, location" and when you're a DIY touring band such is also the case. One might think an area like Youngstown, OH wouldn't fall into that category but Popovec says, "Not so,"

"Youngstown used to be an old steel city, it was the perfect place between New York and Chicago for people to come in and out of and it almost serves the same purpose for us as a touring band because we can hit so many cities from within our radius. We're six-and-a-half hours from New York City, we're seven hours from Chicago, we are eight hours to Nashville and we can be in Toronto in five hours."

Fortunate circumstances have led to this current tour but it was an unfortunate occurrence that led to "Bugs" and the video which accompanies it.  

"Bugs" is the album from 2021, our second full length album but it is a story about me actually having Yellow Jackets in my ceiling that I didn't realize were right above me in my bedroom and it (The ceiling) was about to cave in," she explained. "The "Bee Man" as I call him came in and grabbed the bugs, I don't know where he put them but he said, "Had you stayed one more night in that room, they would've fallen on top of you and you could've died" and I was like, are you kidding ? So, I wasn't sleeping well after this and decided to write a song about it because it was very creepy yet very cool and that's how "Bugs" started. When we went to make the music video, I knew exactly what I wanted to do; we're gonna make the guys all bugs who are chasing me in my dreams. I called a filmmaker out of Canton, OH and maybe six months later he calls me and says, "Hey, the Tribeca Film Festival would like to screen "Bugs" at the festival and it's one of eight music videos including Lizzo, The Black Keys, some international videos" and then us. So, we went and it was a fantastic time and that was our first real music video we ever made; it was low budget because we are doing it ourselves but some of the stuff that we've been able to do as an independent band is pretty incredible."

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As stated earlier, The Vindys aren't newbies yet they're not jaded warriors of the industry just yet and with this Benatar/Giraldo tour having only one stretch of more than several days off between shows; their attitude is perfect as they traverse the country from coast to coast.

"Sometimes I think, we don't have a viral video, the social media thing is a whole other game; we've been doing this for 10 years now and we see artists come and go and we're at the point now where we're like; what happened to that band? What ever happened to the band that got signed? The industry is just so fleeting that we are excited that we can keep doing it; you know?"

Rock On! This Weeks Sound Bites....7/4/24

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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

Ace Cafe 
15 Market Place New Hope, PA
Thurs. 6 p.m. Bike Night
Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Bud Belviso
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Ed Wall (5 p.m.) Mark Robidoux
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Mark Sacco (7:30  p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Rob Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot or Mike & Laura
Wed. 7 p.m. Kindred Spirit Duo
Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA 
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Sat. 7 p.m. Ernesto's Band
Sun. 3 p.m. Jonathn Ashe 
Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777 
Sun. 1 p.m. Workshop: Princeton Community Quilt
Mon. 7:30 p.m. Community Reading: "What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?"
Tues. 6:30 p.m. ACP BYOB: Handbuilt Ceramic Mugs
Wed. 1 p.m. Workshop: Princeton Community Quilt
Ashlynn Distillery 
32 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Cecil & Carl
Fri. 7 p.m. The Savants
Sat. 7 p.m. Midnight Sun TTL
Sun. 3 p.m. Cecil & Troy
Wed. 6 p.m. Cara Cartney
Bill's Olde Tavern
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-0192
Fri. 7 p.m. Black Brant
Sat. 7 p.m. The Jenks
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 
Bordentown City
Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown  
Fri. 7 p.m. "Frightening Fridays!" Haunted History Tours. $20
Sat. 12 p.m. Bordentown Walking Tours. $20 
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. Fermenters
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan 
Sat. 7 p.m. Wendy Simon Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Tues. 6 p.m. Chris Giakas
Wed. 6 p.m. Liz DuFour 
Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Cara Cartney
Sun. 7 p.m. The Buttertones 10 Anniversary Celebration. $25, ages 18+
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Paint & Sip w/ Penelope Fox Art Studio. $27 (Includes all supplies and one beer) 
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
Cazz's Sports Bar 'N' Grille
1560 Haines Road Levittown, PA 
(267) 580-5469 
Fri. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paul
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. The Verdict
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Shorty Long and The Jersey Horns / DJ Jonny Rossi
Sat. 7 p.m. The Launch / DJ Dream  
Crossing Vineyard and Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Red, White and Blueberry
Sat. 2 p.m. Kat Rivers
Sun. 2 p.m. Meg Russell
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
Sun. 3 p.m. Wounded Souls or Billy Garrett
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Dharma Bums 
4935 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 663-2867
Fri. 8 p.m. Vervain. $10 (advance)
Sat. 8 p.m. Elephant. $7 (advance)
Wed. 7 p.m.  DBums Hootenanny: An Open Mic of Music, Comedy & Spoken Word Hosted by Michael Henry Robert
Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 
(215) 639-1220 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Grand Theft Audio
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Ryan Bidermann
Sun. 3 p.m. Seamus Kelleher
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 
Fri. 6 p.m. Frank Cervantes Band
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke
Flying Pig Tavern & Tap 
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown 
(609) 899-7447
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia 
Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe
(732) 521-0700 
Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday"
Sat. 12:30 p.m. Music Poolside w/ "The Covers"
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
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night 
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  
Fri. (6 p.m.) "Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Parallel 37
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ Tommy J
Sun. 3 p.m. Van Jenkins
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 
Sat. 8 p.m. Radio  Revolution
Hamilatte Cafe
1971 Route 33 Hamilton
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic Saturdays  
Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton 
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
Fri. 3 p.m. Happy Hour w/ Bob Banka
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia 
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
(215) 862-9897
Thurs. 7 p.m. July 4th Funk & Blues Jam Hosted by The Slidewinder Blues Band
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party 
Sat. (3 p.m.) Matt Setzer (9:30 p.m.) DJ Summer Dance Party 
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6 p.m.) JB Kline Band
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Steve
Tues. 7 p.m. Jillian Ashcroft Jazz Quartet 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Thurs. 1:30 p.m. Fourth of July w/ The Live Wires
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5:30 p.m.) The Ragtime Relics
Sat. (9 a.m.) WWFM Fransisco (1 p.m.) The Gypsy Ramblers (5:30 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Alix & Gian
Sun. 2:30 p.m. On The Fly
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 (9 p.m.) Harley & Daniel
Sat. 8 p.m. The Bridge
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Tuesday w/ Len Fennessey
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 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo Night
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111 
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Carmen Marranco
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Steve Guyger & Filthy Rich
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob O & Kim Montalvo
John & Peter's
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981 
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 
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Lofash (9 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sat. (10 a.m.) Brunch (5:30 p.m.) Amanda & Nick (10 p.m.) DJ Bay
Sun. (10 a.m.) "Sunday Funday" Brunch feat. (12 p.m.) Ant Cannuli
Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200 
Fri. 6 p.m. Dueling Pianos (SOLD OUT please check for availability)
Sat. 7 p.m. '90s Dance Party
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 
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 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds 
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor 
(609) 448-1947 
Thurs. 12 p.m. L.E.A.D Fest State Fair feat. (6 p.m.) Tom Petty Tribute w/ "Pure Petty"
Fri. 5 p.m. L.E.A.D Fest State Fair  feat. (7 p.m.) Soul Cruisers
Sat. 12 p.m. L.E.A.D Fest State Fair
Sun. 12 p.m. L.E.A.D Fest State Fair feat. (3 p.m.) Cosmic Jerry Band (7 p.m.) Kindred Spirit
Mill Hill Park 
165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street)
(609) 393-8998
Sat. 5 p.m. Sounds & Silence Open Mic
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8144
Thurs. 12 p.m. Fourth of July Festival
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
Fri. 8 p.m. "Anything Goes"
Sat. 3 p.m./ 8 p.m. "Anything Goes"
Sun. 3 p.m. "Anything Goes" 
Naked Brewing Company 
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA 
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project 
Fri.  7 p.m. "First Friday" Karaoke
Sat. 7 p.m. Joe and Krista
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA 
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Cornhole League
New Egypt Flea Market Village 
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 758-2082
Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" Market
Sun. 8 a.m. Flea Market 
Wed. 8 a.m. Flea Market
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8609 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.  Trivia 
Fri. 6 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Sat. 6 p.m. SoulShine
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 
O'Fowley's Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998 
Mon. 7 p.m. Music Bingo Hosted by Best Choice Productions w/ DJ John S 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Old Hights Brewing 
123 West Ward Street Hightstown 
(609) 469-5976
Sat. 6 p.m. Jonathan Savage & The Classic Rockers
Sun. 2 p.m. Bluegrass Jam 
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Radio Fiction
Sat. 9 p.m. Gerry Rosenthal Duo
Sun. 10 a.m. Brunch
Palmer Square 
40 Nassau Street Princeton 
Sat. 12 p.m. Summer Music Series feat. Vintage Vibe Tribe
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  
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo"
Picture Perfect Affairs
76 High Street Mount Holly
Fri. 7 p.m. First Friday Lyrics To Go Open Mic and Showcase
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
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 
Thurs. (6 p.m.) Cara Cartney (7 p.m.) Gina Corso
Fri. 7 p.m. Wendy Simon Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Max Rogers
Wed. 5 p.m. Ethan Cain
Rose Bank Winery 
258 Durham Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 860-5899
Sat. 2 p.m. "Tastings & Tunes in the Buckman Barn" feat. (TBA)
Rosedale Mills 
101 Route 31 North Pennington 
(609) 737-2008 
Sun. 10 a.m. Pennington Farmers Market w/ Music by Bud & Carm  
Rossi's Bar & Grill
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton
(609) 890-2004 
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
Screamin' Hill Brewery 
83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge 
(609) 401-2025
Sat. 2 p.m. Redbird & Dave Vargo
Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, P
(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" Concert feat. Frontiers (Journey Tribute) $12 (advance/online, $15 at door), doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Sat. "Party On The Patio" feat. (2 p.m.) The Naturals (6:30 p.m.) Buzzer (Fireworks at Dark)
Sun. "Party On The Patio" feat. 2 p.m. AudioPilot
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. Sparrow
Sparky World-Famous Beer Garden
4333 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 943-2321 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Dana
Sat. 9 p.m. Jukebox Graveyard
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. Friend of the Devil
Starving Artist Cafe
18 Bridge Street Stockton
Sun. 11 a.m. Bill Ihling
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown 
(609) 286-2300 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project
Tavern On The Lake 
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
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
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. Bud Belviso
Sun. 1 p.m. "Weekend Music Series" feat. Joah Blume
TGI Fridays 
780 Route 130 South Hamilton
(609) 581-6910 
Sun. 9 p.m. karaoke w/ DJ Burn
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 Buck Hotel 
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA 
(215) 396-2002 
Fri. 8 p.m. Love Junk 
Sat. (11 a.m.) Brunch (9 p.m.) The Mix
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dave Curtis
The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Sat. 7 p.m. Gerry Timlin
Sun.  2 p.m. Gerry Timlin
The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066 
Sat. 12 p.m. Little Red Rooster. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
Sun. 12 p.m. The Fry Boys. $5 (Ages 20 and under FREE)
The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel
The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown
(609) 291-7020 
Fri. 8 p.m. The Jenks
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Bingo (10 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Trey Brown
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Bobby Luv
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Darius
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
Mon. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night 
The Penguin Rocks (24 Hour On-Demand Music/Radio) 
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. Rock On Radio "Retro" w/ Matt Portella
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. The Wild Grit
Fri. 8 p.m. No Way Out
Sat. 8 p.m. Full Grown Men 
The Tavern at Penns Park 
2295 Second Street Pike Newtown, PA
(267) 491-5658
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Jonathan Appel 2nd Wed  
The Union House 
19 East Union Street Burlington
(609) 531-6077
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 8 p.m. Chris Walter
Sat. (12 p.m.) Brunch (8 p.m.) The Jersey Beat
Sun. 12 p.m. Brunch
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. "Irish Sessions" 
All Shows 21+
Trenton Free Public Library
120 Academy Street Trenton
(609) 392-7188
Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" 
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
Under The Moon 
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Locals Night feat. Just Jeff
Union Coffee
49 North Union Street Lambertville 
(609) 460-4637
Fri. 5 p.m. "First Friday" Tarot Meet-Up w/ Kristina Gorman
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA 
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. MLC Band / Brian Michael Smith
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Trio
Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly
(609) 975-9270 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Sun. 1 p.m. Open Mic w/ Logan Torwich
Wildflowers Too
255 Route 156 Yardville
(609) 585-5483
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker Night
Woodlin Lodge 30
19 Park Street Bordentown
(609) 298-9849
Fri. 8 p.m. Fridays on Park Street
Working Dog Winery
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Chris Roselle
Sun. 1 p.m. Vinny Rugnetta 
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
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.



This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts July 23-30, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from July 23-30, 2024 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of concerts throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas. Click on the title to go to the full preview. Jump to Featured Events, Event Previews, Event Listings.'s New & Notable NJ Music 7/22/24

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Kerosene Mountain" by Son of Dov feat. Renee Maskin

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...7/18/24



(PATERSON, NJ) -- Silk City Connections proudly presents the "Blessings on Blessings: Bounce for Antiviolence" Gospel Concert featuring Anthony J. Brown. The renowned gospel artist and songwriter will perform all of his hits on Sunday, August 4, 2024 at Hinchliffe Stadium (186 Maple Street) in Paterson. Showtime is 4:00pm.

Kean Stage presents LeAnn Rimes

Just Five Weeks Left to Enter This Year's Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Smooth Jazz New Jersey presents Spyro Gyra at UCPAC's Hamilton Stage



NJPAC Announces Lineup for 2024 Sounds of the City FREE Concerts

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Experience an amazing lineup of diverse artists under the stars this summer at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for exciting, FREE concerts during the Horizon Sounds of the City series every Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The series unites Newark's cultural diversity by bringing together residents, workers, and visitors for unforgettable evenings of great music, food, and fun. This year's lineup includes Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista, Afrobeat singer and artist Kofi Kinaata, New Orleans funk band Galactic f. Jelly Joseph, rap icon KRS-One, and New Orleans bounce singer Big Freedia. Some performances will also showcase a guest poet from Dodge Poetry, as well as local opening talent and NJPAC's student performers.

Mercer County's $5 Friday Summer Concerts are Back!

West Windsor Arts presents "Summer Music and More" Free Concert Series

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Summer Nights at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House

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