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Rock On! This Week’s Sound Bites…8/25/22

NEWS | FEATURES | PREVIEWS | EVENTS

By Danny Coleman



originally published: 08/25/2022

Rock On! This Week

“Souls of the Innocent,” and the official distribution took place on July 15,” stated guitarist and founding member of Jack Starr’s Burning StarrJack Starr as he discussed the band’s latest release, the recording process and more. 

The metal genre has undergone many changes since the late ’60s when the term, “Heavy Metal” was first associated with acts like Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Vanilla Fudge; it has evolved and splintered into categories such as, “Hair Metal,” “Speed Metal, “Death Metal,” “Thrash Metal,” “80’s Metal” and dozens of others. So, when Starr first made a dent in the metal scene circa 1981 with the first incarnation of Virgin Steele, the metal world was going through its first of many stages. 

Fast forward to today and Starr has proven his ability to not only remain viable but to also thrive in the ever-changing environment that is metal and the band’s latest release is proof. After lying low; how did this album come about and how was the process? 

“Oh gosh,” he started with a laugh, “It has been too long since our last record; probably about, I don’t know, four and a half years or something like that. We really did the whole thing during the pandemic; we were getting together and we were recording and we were songwriting and so on and so forth and we were braving the odds and getting together and sweating on each other and breathing on each other but we made it (laughs) because that’s right rock’n’roll must persevere.”  

 

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“It was the chicken and the egg coming together and it sounds really hard to explain but a lot of times a song will start with one person; either myself or the bass player and it could start with a song title or it could start with me coming up with a riff or the bass player coming up with a riff and then we get together but this particular album was a little unusual because we really didn’t set out to make a Burning Starr album. I know it sounds a little weird but I’m gonna tell you, we set out to make a thrash album and what happened is; back in the 80s, we had made a bunch of thrash albums under assumed names; myself, the drummer and the bass player and so on and we did so just because we wanted to vent. We didn’t want to play structured music where we had to come up with catchy songs and cool hooks, we just wanted to go crazy in a recording studio. So, we put out these albums and they developed a cult following in the thrash metal underground and we had this idea 30 years later that maybe it’s time to do another one of those crazy albums where me, the bass player and the drummer basically pretend we’re Motörhead or some band like that and just go nuts. Then what happened is, the songs that we came up with were so good that each time we were gonna put it on this fake album; we said, no screw that! These songs are too good; these should be on a Burning Starr album and finally, it got to the point where there was nothing left for the fake album because we really loved all of the songs that we came up with. So, that’s the crazy story and you’re the first person that I’ve told it to and I’ve been doing non-stop interviews for weeks (laughs). So, there’s a harder edge to this album because it was basically; I don’t give a damn, I’m doing what I wanna do and it was kind of a cool thing.”  

Ah, so from the past came a new future and Starr couldn’t be more enthused when he talks about the new record and the new label the band calls home. 

“Yeah; it’s 12 songs including a bonus track which was actually leftover from the previous album. So, it’s 12 songs altogether and I think it clocks in maybe like a little under an hour and actually right now it’s only available on streaming and CD and that’s it. The physical format will be CD but I’m sure that there are plans to put in out on vinyl but the problem with vinyl lately has been that all these vinyl record pressing plants are way behind. So, if you’re a record label, you have to book like six months or a year in advance; I’m not really sure but I know it will come out on vinyl because I want it on vinyl because I’m a big vinyl collector.” 

“This album is going to be our first release on Global Rock Records,” he continued, “It’s a new European metal label owned by a guy named Brian Adams not to be confused with the other Bryan Adams and it’s because our manager Giles Lavery works with a lot of really great European metal bands like Alcatraz and Graham Bonnet and Girlschool. A lot of them are like 80s kind of metal bands and really great bands that are still around and so he signed us and then we signed with them; he said, “Don’t worry guys, I’m gonna get you a great label” and he did. So, we have a new label and a new management company.”  

There are always glitches when making a record; everything from studio time to creative differences can slow the progress of the finished product. Starr relayed a situation where the band had to, “Stick to their guns” in order to get what they wanted. 

“The first song starts with this little minute long intro that sets things up and then it goes into the first song which has really insanely good drumming and it’s so very unusual in today’s day and age and that’s all I can tell you; it’s not a click track, it’s not drum machines, it’s not samples; it’s a drummer basically throwing it against the wall and making it stick; it’s actually music. I’ll tell you another little secret, the first producer of this album did not like the drums on that first song and he kept wanting us to re-record it; he wanted us to redo the drums and we said no way! The enthusiasm was exactly what we wanted and we stuck to our guns and we got a new producer. I heard something in those drums and so did everybody else in our band and we decided we were going to stick with our gut feeling and we just basically said, the producer is wrong, we’re right, the drum part stays, we’re not redoing it and we’re not watering it down.”  

“Not watering it down” is a staple for most metal bands and many push the limits in multiple ways. When asked what he thought of some of today’s metal music and bands with indiscernible lyrics, vocals and melodies as compared to those of yesterday; he didn’t hesitate to respond.  

“Honestly, I can’t really enjoy that kind of music. I like melody, I really like well-developed, well-conceived, well-produced, well-sung and well-written tunes and if you listen to the bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Queensryche; they all have that and that’s what makes it enjoyable for me to listen to and I’m just gonna tell you honestly and I’m not saying in this interview that we made a better album than them but I can tell you with total certitude that we made an album that is definitely in that class. Ours is just as well-produced, just as well-played, just as well-sung and just as well-written as any of those. You have to believe in yourself but you also have to be realistic. I’m not saying that we’ve made one of the best metal albums of all time or that we’ve made a better album than “Screaming For Vengeance” or whatever but I’m saying that we’ve made an album that is equal in that genre and that’s not easy to do either because you’ve got to have really great players and we have an insanely good drummer, an insanely good singer and an insanely good bass player and I tinkle a little bit on the guitar; hopefully the sum total will be as good as the parts.” 

Perhaps this is overstating the obvious but listening to Starr speak and listening to his work, one can tell he is an “Old School” metal guy; so, how does he define his current unit and what are the plans to promote the new record? 

“When people think of 80s metal, they basically think of the stuff that was being pushed by VH1 and MTV. They think of Poison and bands like that, Quiet Riot; which is fine. I’m not opposed to those bands but it’s just not what we do. I categorize more of that as West Coast metal, hair metal; we’re not West Coast metal we’re definitely East Coast metal and we’re East Coast metal with leanings towards Euro Metal.” 

“I think there will be a tour but right now there’s nothing definite because I think we kind of want the album to write its own ticket and we’ll know and everybody connected with the band will know what we’re looking at probably in about four or five months. We’re thinking that it is going to make a breakthrough for us and get us a couple of more rungs on the ladder towards metal stardom and that’s what we want; total bigness (laughs).” 

 

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To discover more about Jack Starr’s Burning Starr please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BurningStarrOfficial or https://www.globalrockrecords.com/?fbclid=IwAR3nqjPQmXSjeDomROQovQi7ZcwRZzsvzDRCxprjYl3rAN2SAHr1v8Uj1ck .

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. Joe Hutchinson
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch w/ Bud Belviso (5 p.m.) Jerry Monk
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch w/ Joe Hutchinson (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Edison Wilson
Tues. 7 p.m. Brian Elliot
Wed. (4 p.m.) LGBTQ Happy Hour (7 p.m.) Diane Chiorello


Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Matt Kresge
Sat. 6 p.m. Drew Kelley
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Nick Mich


Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Sat. 7 p.m. Cafe Improv


Big Bear Gear
1874 River Road Lambertville
(609) 460-4784
Sat. 7 p.m. The Outcrops


Bill’s Olde Tavern 
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton 
(609) 586-0192 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Paul Plumeri Band
Fri. 7 p.m. Spellbound
Sat. 7 p.m. Unleashed
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia
Tues. / Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
Ages 21+


Blue Bottle Cafe
101 East Broad Street Hopewell
(609) 333-1710
Wed. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot


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. Dave Dales Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Andrea Carlson Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Larry Tamanini (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo


Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Summer Music Fest: “Classic Broadway” feat. Keith Baker & The Bristol Riverside Theater Concert Band
Fri. 8 p.m.  70s Flashback
Sun. 3 p.m.  “Classic Broadway” feat. Keith Baker & The Bristol Riverside Theater Concert Band


Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8 p.m. Strangers
Sat. 7 p.m. “80s Party” Celebrating the Birthday of Mike Estabrook
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


Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Thurs. 5 p.m. Amelia, Colton and Sam 


Burlington County Library/Amphitheater
5 Pioneer Boulevard West Hampton 
(609) 267-9660 
Sat. 6 p.m. Hawaiian Luau Night


Cadwalader Park
299 Parkside Avenue Trenton
(408) 335-4400
Sat. 9:30 a.m. “Freedom Friday” Spoken Word/Open Mic. Hosted by Todd Evans w/ feat. performer Andrew Condouris (Takes place at Ellarslie Mansion)  


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. Dr. Robinson. $20


Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Steve Trevalise & Friends. $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


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. Rogues On The Run 


Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500        
Mon. 10 a.m. Summer Camp! Comics & Characters  


Cooper’s Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. (7 p.m.) Cosmic Jerry Band (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ. Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Happy Hour” (8 p.m.) Shorty Long
Sat. 8 p.m. Spare Parts
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. 7 p.m. Friday Music Nights $5, Ages 21+ (Monies collected go to a local charity) 
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday w/ Ronnie Brandt  


Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Fri. 7:15 p.m. “Summer Wine and Music Series” feat. The Gumbo Gumbas. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+


Crosswicks Community House
480 Main Street Crosswicks 
(609) 442-5830
Sat. 2 p.m. “Splash Day” Hosted by Chesterfield Fire Company feat. Giant Slip n Slide and Free Ice Cream  


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
Fri. 9 p.m. EarCandy
Tues. 7:30 p.m. 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. Open Mic w/ Jimmy Mannix
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour w/ DJ Put-It-On
Sat. 8 p.m. Karaoke Party w/ DJ Dubbs
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


Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Jerry Watkins 
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Paul Wiese
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Dan


Edgewood Park
1050 Edgewood Road Yardley PA
Sat. 1 p.m. Lower Makefield Township 2022 Community Day Concert feat. The Mix, Soulshine Duo, Jukebox Graveyard, Crooked Soul Band, Stranger Than Normal


Escape Resort, Restaurant & Bar
120 Pheasant Run Road Newtown, PA  
(215) 968-0600
Fri. 6 p.m. The J Duo
Sun. 12 p.m. “Floatchella”
Tues. 6 p.m. Karaoke 


Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia


Friendly’s
1031 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville 
(609) 426-9203 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Cruise Night


Gleason’s Bar
6700 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(215) 943-4781
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Fri. 7 p.m. Dave Beck
Tues. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Night Hosted by Best Choice Productions


Grover’s Mill Coffee House 
Princeton-Hightstown Road Princeton Junction   
(609) 716-8771  
Sat. 11 a.m. 3-26 Rodney & Eva


Hamilton Tap & Grill
557 US Route 130 North Hamilton
(609) 905-0925
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ DJ Nebbs
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. (8 p.m.) Allman Brothers Band Tribute w/ “Live At The Fillmore” $30 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. DJ Dance Party
Sun. 4 p.m. Tea Dance Party LGTBQ
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo


Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. “Music & Merlot” feat. (5:30 p.m.) Deb & Mike 
Sat. (1 p.m.) Chris (5:30 p.m.) “Music & Merlot” feat. Strange Brew Crew
Sun. 1:30 p.m. “Jazzy Sundays” feat. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Band


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 (9 p.m.) Rougarou
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Break Even
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
Tues. 8 p.m. Aaron Quarterman
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Laura Fiacco  


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
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo


Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Two Voices feat. Jo Wymer & AJ Perna
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Spoondrift
Sun. 6:30 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman


Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Bill Barnet & Bill Aaronson
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends  


Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton 
(609) 888-1435 
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. Karaoke
Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos 
All shows 21+   


John & Peter’s 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. Rico & T-Bird
Fri. 9 p.m. Tyler Langlois “Shiniest American Boy” Live Album Recording feat. Allie Mae, Shawn Gardini, Lemaire Lee. $10, doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Sat. 3 p.m. Dtown Outliers 
Sun. 8 p.m. Alpha Rabbit, E.R.I.E., Pushing Tiger Lilies, RGD. $10
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 
Thurs. 5 p.m. Tour de Force Duo
Fri. (7 p.m.) Wayne Bilotti Duo / The Flying Ivories (10 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G
Sat. (1 1 a.m.) “Pork Roll Fest” w/ live music, giveaways (7 p.m.) Eric Clapton Tribute w/ “Best of Clapton” (9 p.m.) DJ Dan
Sun. (11 a.m.) Sunday Brunch w/ DJ Jimmy G (12 p.m.) “Hot Dog Competition” 
Wed. 6 p.m. Jack Daniels Game Night


Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn 
11 Bridge Street Lambertville 
(609) 397-8300                                                                                                                                                                              
Sat. 1 p.m. Mama’s Stew. (FREE event outdoors in parking lot) 


Langhorne Summer Concert Series
115 West Richardson Avenue Langhorne, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. Cherry Lane  


Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 7 p.m. Paint and Sip “Flag & Flowers” $50


Locust Hall at Johnson’s Farm
2691 Monmouth Road Jobstown
(609) 723-2630
Sun. 4 p.m. Summer Farm to Table Dinner


Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Fri. 8 p.m. Russell Norkevich
Sat. 8 p.m. Wayne Wesley Johnson
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch feat. Aaron Quarterman


Magikava
87a South Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2739
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic


Marie’s Kozy Korner
111 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA
(215) 943-3131
Fri. 7 p.m. Cara Cartney


McGuinn’s Place 
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence 
(609) 392-0599
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke 
Ages 21+  


McStews Irish Sports Pub 
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker


Mercer County Park  (Boathouse at Mercer Lake)
334 South Post Road West Windsor
(866) 683-3586
Thurs. 5 p.m. Nash East  


Mercer County Park Festival Grounds 
Hughes Drive/Old Trenton Road West Windsor 
(609) 448-1947
Fri. 6 p.m. Summer Concert Series: Kindred Spirit / Best Of The Eagles. ($5 Parking Fee)


Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Keef Chamber, Atom Driver, Smoke The Light, Dab Nebula. $10, doors open at 8:30 p.m., $10  


Mill Hill Park Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series  
165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street) 
(609) 393-8998 
Sat. 5 p.m. ADH w/ Bri Blvck 


More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville  
(609) 773-0072  
Sat. 2 p.m. Michael Patrick w/ Steve Kunzman


Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. “Crazy For You”
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. “Crazy For You”
Sun. 3 p.m. “Crazy For You”
All Shows Require Masks for the Unvaccinated


Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Thurs.6:30 p.m. Dana Collins Project
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Greg McGarvey
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch (6 p.m.) Joe & Krista
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia


Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 6 p.m. “Covers with Trycheck” feat. Michael Trycieckyj
Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer


New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Sat. 5 p.m. “Tea Time & Mandalas #4.” Registration required (Takes place at Talyas Treasures Bldg. 9) 


New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Sun. 1 p.m. Snap Dragons


Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. “Friends” Trivia
Fri.  6 p.m. Sarah Heine  


Nick’s Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 9 p.m. Fish Out Of Water
Sun. 4 p.m.  Sir Rod


Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs. 9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd
Ages 21+


Odd Logic Brewing Co. 
500 Bristol Pike, Bristol, PA 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Trivia


O’Fowley’s Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo   


Old Hights Brewing
123 West Ward Street Hightstown
(609) 469-5976
Sat. 6 p.m. Divided Sky Acoustic Duo
Wed. 6:30 p.m. Trivia Hosted by Sam The Trivia Guy. Ages 18+ (Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m.)


Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 8 p.m. Radio Fiction


Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Thurs. 6 p.m. Dueling Piano Night w/ Flying Ivories
Fri. 8 p.m. Movie Nights On The Green 
Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series” feat. Living Proof


Patriots Crossing 
1339 River Road Titusville 
(609) 737-2780
Thurs. 8 p.m. Ladies Night  


Piccolissimo Italian Grille
23203 Columbus Road Columbus
(609) 291-1033
Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Diane Chiorello
Fri. 5:30 p.m. Faraway Guys


Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Fri. 6 p.m. Brian Elliot


River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Bridge Beat Duo (7 p.m.) Gina Corso
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Joanna Caruso (7 p.m.) Paula Johns Duo
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Russell Norkevich (5:30 p.m.) Mark Menkevich (7 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Neil Podgurski Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney
Tues. 7 p.m. Lorenzo Branca
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight


Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia  


Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670
Fri. 6:30 p.m. “Summer unWINEd Concert Series” feat. Fish Eyed Blues / Cara Cartney
Sun. 10 a.m.  Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe  


Sherman Theater/Penn Community Bank Amphitheater 
2400 Byberry Road Bensalem, PA 
Wed. 7 p.m. Bruce Springsteen Tribute w/ “Tramps Like Us” (Doors open at 5:30 p.m., tickets available online)


Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Wed. 11 a.m. WPRB Live DJ Set 


Smithville Park
815 Smithville Road Easthampton
Fri. 6 p.m. Concert Under The Stars w/ The Outcrops, High Noon


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. Never Enough 10th Anniversary and Dina’s Birthday Bash
Sun. 9 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Cara Cartney
Mon. 9 p.m. Game Night Hosted by Kid Dalton
Tues. 8 p.m. Johnny Betz
Wed. 8 p.m. Eve Still Duo


Stars & Stripes Harley Davidson
600 South Flowers Mill Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 752-9400
Sat. 11 a.m. Ice Cream Social
Wed. 6 p.m. Back Stage Party  


Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Sat. 10:30 p.m. The 95


1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. Tour de Force Duo


Tankard Pub
440 Keim Boulevard Burlington
(609) 306-5079
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. The Williamsboy  


Taps Sports Bar
4021-4023 Veterans Highway Levittown, PA
(215) 486-7862
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke Hosted by Paula
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. The Williamsboy


Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 8 p.m. “Taverns & Tiaras” 80s vs. 90s Drag Show. 


Telouro Jazz Café
826 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
(267) 797-5456
Fri. 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
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.) Catmoondaddy
Sat. 1 p.m. “Weekend Music Series” feat. Acoustic DuoVer
Sun.1 p.m. “Weekend Music Series” feat. AudioPilot Duo


TGI Fridays
780 Route 130 South Hamilton 
(609) 581-6910  
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G


TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 6 p.m. Lisa Bouchelle w/ Mike Rocket
Sun. 1 p.m. Don Lee


The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Tues. 6 p.m. Danny Lynch Duo  


The Cool Cricket 
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro 
(609) 291-9110 
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. Black Brant


The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton   
(609) 656-3200   
Sat. 7 p.m. Sanju Baba-Chale Amerika aur Canada 


The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. The King Brothers
Sat. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sun. 3 p.m. “Traditional Irish Session” 


The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 2 p.m. John Beacher
Sun. 2 p.m. JB Kline & Ed Wall


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. The Buzzer Band
Sat. 8 p.m. The Caskmates
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w. Bill Monach


The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo


The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Slick
Sat. 9 p.m. Faraway Guys
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Mon. 7 p.m. Musical Bingo
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night  


The Newtown Theatre
120 North State Street Newtown, PA
(215) 968-3859
Fri./Sat./Sun. 7:30 p.m. “Top Gun: Maverick”


The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. Twice Is Good
Sat. 8 p.m. No Way Out


The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Kickbax Acoustic Trio
Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Loftus


The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 10 p.m. R N B and Chill -A Grown and Sexy Experience Hosted by Fake Will Wright w/ DJweswill. $20, $25 ($45 per couple) doors open at 9 p.m.


Thomas Sweet Ice Cream 
183 Nassau Street Princeton  
(609) 683-8720 
Fri. 7 p.m. The Green Planet Band


Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sun. 3 p.m. “Irish Sessions” 


Trenton Social  
449 South Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-7777
Thurs. 5 p.m. “Happy Hour Throwback Thursday”
Sat. 8 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.)


Under The Moon
23 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 397-1710
Fri. 6 p.m. Zinnia Moon
Sat. (12:30 p.m.) Tony Alosi (6 p.m.) Ed Wall
Wed. 5:30 p.m. Sam Ryan  


Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Suzette Ortiz Latin Ensemble
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Trio


Working Dog Winery 
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown 
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. The Williamsboy
Sun. 1 p.m. Rob Messina


WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. “Danny Coleman’s Got The Blues”  


Yankee Doodle Tap Room
10 Palmer Square Princeton
(609) 921-7500  
Thurs. 7 p.m. CJ Barna
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
    


 


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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