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Rock On! This Week’s Sound Bites…9/15/22

NEWS | FEATURES | PREVIEWS | EVENTS

By Danny Coleman



originally published: 09/16/2022

Rock On! This Week

“They had it on that farm but I think the owner of the farm upped the rent so they can’t do it there anymore but that’s another story but yeah they found this place that I don’t know if you’ve been there; the firehouse?”

Australian born and raised Peter Harper is a multi-instrumentalist who’s blues-rock and roots music transcends not only cultures but genres as well and he is bringing his band Harper and Midwest Kind to Camp Jam in Mount Holly, NJ this Saturday for a scheduled 8:15 p.m. show at The Union Firehouse.

Harper is no stranger to Camp Jam nor the limelight as he has shared stages in venues large and small with the likes of Muddy Waters and Journey but what makes him and his music stand out a bit more than the rest is the use of an instrument which is native to his homeland; the didgeridoo.

 “I have a five-piece band,” he began. “There is a girl vocalist, my bass player sings, obviously drums and a guitarist and I play the didgeridoo and the harmonica and write all of the songs; I’m a busy boy. I think I’m one of the first; I mean there were bands in Australia that used to use it but they would be mostly indigenous aboriginal bands and they were the ones that taught me how to play it. So, I just got it, fell in love with the sound and then I started using it. I was really worried because Blind Pig Records signed me up and I thought they’re not gonna like this didgeridoo thing and they just loved it and they gave me a three CD deal which was excellent. I don’t do it on every song so it’s not like one of those things where I go, it’s that good so I’m gonna do it on every song; I just do it on a few different songs and a lot of them are written about injustices to the Aboriginal people in Australia. So, it’ll be a good thing for people to see because it’s a real funky sort of band and then with the didgeridoo underneath it gives it a really nice tonality; we just finished a show up in the north of Michigan and they went crazy and that was fantastic; it should be a great night for us there at the firehouse.” 

 

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“You know, it is a very difficult instrument to master,” he continued, “I mean, there is a lot of circular breathing going on and it’s harder when you’ve got a band behind you because they are rocking out and you can’t; you have to stay calm otherwise you’ll run out of breath. So, I had to get used to that part of me playing it; playing it without anybody behind you is a lot easier. “ 

As previously stated, Harper has done Camp Jam before but with current events and worldwide shutdowns he wasn’t able to showcase some of his newer music or recent releases but this time he says things will be different. 

“I did have one album just before the pandemic and it got to number three on Billboard but it wasn’t really out there much until recently; that was 2020. I brought out “Rise Up” which is the latest CD and we’ve been running that probably just for a year because we weren’t allowed to go out and play anywhere for a long time; you know?” 

“I think right now it’s a 90-minute set, it might be an hour and we’re on about 8:15 P.M. so everyone will be nice and ready for some loud music. I think my manager is always looking for new stuff so she was looking around for a new thing to do and it seemed like such a cool thing; it’s kind of an almost hippie kind of vibe and I kind of like that anyway and I’ve got the didgeridoo to prove it,” he said with a laugh as he explained how he came to find himself playing the event. “We’ve done it about three or four times now and the people running it are just awesome; they’re just good people; you know? They really look after you, the crowd is always awesome so it’s just great. So, this should be interesting; we’re gonna see what it’s like in this firehouse but I’m sure it’s going to be just as fantastic because they do have a lot of people that always go to Camp Jam and even though now it’s gonna be indoors; I’m sure they will still have a nice large crowd to deal with and they do a good lotta publishing and they’re always good at that so, we’ll just have to see how it goes. I’m sure it’ll be fantastic; I know it will be fantastic because they get a lot of different kinds of music; it’s not just rockers, not just Blues, it’s a bit of everything and I think that’s what makes it really interesting because I love blues but if someone does something good; I love that too! I love bluegrass, folk music; I grew up on that in Australia so you know I can understand that kind of thing. I grew up in Perth in Western Australia right over the other side; it’s one of the most isolated places in the world. I used to do summer tours here then go home and then once we got the deal with Blind Pig; they kind of really wanted me to be here. So, I thought well, we wanted to work in America and I think the problem is that Australia is such a small population. The cities are big but there’s not much else and it’s like Canada; you’ve got Toronto and it’s huge and then you’ve got a lot of nothing and then you’ll get another big city and that’s pretty much that. That’s pretty much how it worked out because I wanted to come somewhere where I could work constantly without all the breaks and we were traveling so much and it was like, well, we mostly go to the United States and Europe and Europe is a lot closer to the U.S. so it was easier; it was a big decision but we sold our house and came here and it was an interesting transition (laughs). I live in the country now and I didn’t understand what a water softener was or any of that stuff. I was a city boy; I didn’t I have to learn all of that stuff but it was a lot of fun to do and we’ve got so many good neighbors. I’ve got 10 acres of land and all of our neighbors are kind of around us; it’s really lovely. There are only about four of them so, it’s a nice spot and it’s very quiet.” 

Perth’s size didn’t stop blues legends like Muddy Waters from coming to town and Harper made the most of an opportunity; even if it was by default. 

“Muddy came to Perth and I was the only person there that could play harmonica so I got the gig,” he said with that now familiar laugh. “I was pretty young too when John Mayall actually did one of my songs on his album. I jammed with Journey of all things; they came and saw us playing in Iowa and they wanted me to get up on stage with them at their next stadium gig; I did that and it was a lot of fun. I was there when Neil Schon started ripping it up. I’ve opened for Walter Trout who is a dear friend of mine, I’ve known him forever and he’s a fantastic guitar player and a wonderful person; such a decent man. So, whenever I see him, he always gets me to come up on stage with him and Paul Nelson of course; he used to work for Johnny Winter and he’s a good guy. He’s very humble about his playing, he doesn’t know how good he is which is probably a good thing. In this business some people think they’re better than they actually really are and I know because I’ve employed a few (laughs) but not this band though.This band is a really good and I’m looking forward to shipping us out there and doing the show.  I’m sure it’ll be fantastic actually and the sound will be awesome of course in that firehouse.” 

The band? Do tell us about this band and who writes the material.

“I’ve been through a few different players because a lot of people think that touring is easy fun and it’s actually a lot of hard work. So, you’ll get somebody coming in here thinking, this will be awesome and then they go out on a run and they say, it’s not for me and yeah, that happens. My bass player was originally with me back in 2000 and he was with me for quite some time; seven years or something like that and then he went off to do something else because I think the difference is that here I’m the songwriter, they don’t write with me, I write everything. So, it’s a little different than a band where they all sort of write together and do all that sort of stuff. I’ve never done that; I’ve always remained independent with my songwriting. Sometimes I’ll go off and work with other people who are doing other projects, different artists will want me to do some work for them and so I’ll do that but as far as my band goes; it’s just my songs and they put their little twist to them. It was tougher before but now that I’ve gotten a name it’s a lot easier to get players to work with me. Some may be with me a year; some may be with me for five years; it just depends on how they feel. We treat them well; we pay them well and I think that’s all I can do; I can’t do much more than that. We call them contractors because under the tax law that’s what we have to call them; sub-contractors (laughs). These guys that I have now I’ve had for quite some time and they are just awesome to work with. My bass player Lee Lewis used to play with TLC, I think Bobby Rush and he was with Eddie King for a while and he’s such a great bass player. I met my drummer doing session work and so we all have a connection and that’s how it usually is when you get a band; there is some connection that gets you the next player when one decides that they wanna go off and get married or whatever happens or when a girlfriend gets sick of him being on the road and then as soon as he quits the band the girl dumps him because they liked them better as a musician (laughs).” 

So, armed with a great pedigree, a hard-working band and a didgeridoo; what can we expect at Camp Jam when they take the stage? 

“I tend to change it up quite a bit because you don’t want anybody coming to see you and say, oh he was doing that song ten years ago; you know? I like to mix it up and I will be putting some of the older songs back in because you know a lot of our fans go; could you do that one again? Well, that was ten years ago and then my band goes yeah, it’s a great song and I’ll say, OK and then we’ll put it in and it’s new to some people. So, I guess because not everyone has seen us from the beginning, I think it’s nice to bring back some of those old ones and then swap them out. I try to do a different show every year, different music, different kind of stuff and then there’s always someone that says; why don’t you do that one anymore? I’ve only got 90 minutes, I’ve written more than 300 songs, I can’t get them all in, in 90 minutes; right?” 

 

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“I also know that you can’t make everybody happy but we kick it in, we’re a highly motivated band and everyone moves around and Lee is probably the coolest looking bass player on earth. He plays a right-handed bass left-handed which looks really weird but the strange thing is; I’ve never seen anything like it in my life and it’s why I can’t watch it because it freaks me out. I asked him why he just doesn’t flip it over and he says, “I’m so used to playing it like this.” That would be like me playing the harmonica upside down or backwards but he sounds good and I guess that’s all that matters and he’s a great player. I’ve got a young guitarist out of Columbus, OH and he’s a hot guitar player and a really nice kid. He’s 23 but he’s a mature 23, he’s got his act together, he’s a good man and I love him dearly. Bobbi my manager sings in the band as well so I’ve got the nice female voice in it which just adds to the three-part harmonies which work really well.”  

To discover more about Peter Harper and Midwest Kind, please visit https://harper.biz/ and to find out more about Camp Jam at The Union Firehouse; please go to https://www.facebook.com/TheUnionFirehouse/.

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. Diane Chiorello
Sat. (12 p.m.) Acoustic Brunch  (5 p.m.) Aaron Quarterman
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Acoustic Brunch  (6 p.m.) DJ Bobby Jones
Mon. 5 p.m. Rod Silvers
Tues. 7 p.m. Mike & Laura Tusay
Wed. Joe Kramer & Diane Chiorello


Aristaeus Brewing
2475C Big Oak Road Langhorne, PA
(215) 757-2337
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 7 p.m. Close Drive
Sat. 3 p.m. Jonathn Ashe
Sun. 10 a.m. “Sunday Funday Brunch” (2 p.m.) Brian Elliot


Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road Trenton
(609) 394-3300
Fri. 7 p.m. YPG Family Movie Night: “Encanto”


Arts Council of Princeton 
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-8777
Fri. 7 p.m. “Story & Verse: A Storytelling and Poetic Open Mic” 


Artworks Trenton  
19 Everett Alley Trenton 
(609) 394-9436  
Sat. 12 p.m. Art All Day: Open Studios, Open Streets


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


Blend Bar & Bistro    
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887 
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Brian Elliot w/ Edison Wilson 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. DJ Anthony Pasqua


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


Bordentown Yacht Club 
1 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 298-9754 
Sat. “Creekfest” feat. (12 p.m.) Drunk Neck Beet Keepers (4 p.m.) Ess Gees (7 p.m.) Electric Stingray. $15 (Kids under age 15 FREE)  


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. Neil Podgurski 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. Liz DuFour


Bristol Riverside Theater
2501 Bath Road Bristol, PA
(215) 785-0100
Tues. 7:30 p.m. “A Leg Up”
Wed. 7:30 p.m. “A Leg Up”


Broken Goblet Brewing
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 812-5653
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. 80s Crush
Sat. 8 p.m. A Night of Funk, Soul, Rock and R & B w/ Danni Peace and NDICHU. (FREE event)
Sun. 3 p.m. Music Bingo 
Tues. 7 p.m. Luck of the Draw Weekly Dart Tournament
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo Hosted by Righteous Jolly


Bucks County Brewery and Hewn Spirits
31 Appletree Lane Pipersville, PA
(215) 766-7711
Thurs. 4 p.m. “Vinyl Night”
Sat. 2:30 p.m. Ed Wall


Bucks On Bridge 
25 Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 483-2615
Tues. 5 p.m. Chess Night


Burlington Riverfront Promenade
Sat. “Burlington Hops & Rocks” 5K Run and Beer Festival. (10 a.m.) 5K (12:30 p.m.) Beer Fest feat. live music by My Next Ex, food vendors. VIP available 


Candlelight Lounge
24 Passaic Street Trenton 
(609) 695-9612 
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam. $5
Sat. 3 p.m. James Stewart. $20  
Catch A Rising Star (Hyatt Regency Princeton)
102 Carnagie Center Princeton
(781) 568-1471
Fri. 8 p.m. Vishnu Vaka / Allie Mae Brand. $23.69 Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 7:30 p.m. Vishnu Vaka / Allie Mae Brand. $23.69, Doors open at 7 p.m. 


City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor 
(609) 426-9400
Sat. 9 p.m. Comedy Night Hosted by Tim Eli feat. Debbie Bazza, Mike Bonner, Randi Simon Lupo, Kelly Shannon, Tony Papadog. (FREE event)   


Clubhouse at Mountain View  (The Patio)
850 Bear Tavern Road Ewing
(609) 538-0808
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Honey Spot Blvd.  


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. Who On Earth


Color Me Mine (Princeton Shopping Center)
301 Harrison Street Princeton 
(609) 581-9500
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Kids Night Out “Creeper Box” 


Cooper’s Riverview                                                                     
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs.(7 p.m.) Kindred Spirit (9 p.m.) Club Night w/ DJ Ran D. Ages 21+
Fri. (5 p.m.) “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Happy Hour” (7 p.m.) Soul Cruisers
Sat. 8 p.m. Well Strung
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) 
Sat. 6:30 p.m. “Wine for Wrinkles” 
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday   


Crossing Vineyard and Winery 
1853 Wrightstown Road Washington Crossing, PA
(215) 493-6500
Thurs. 7 p.m. Pairing Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie
Fri. 7:15 p.m. “Summer Wine and Music Series” feat. Beatles Tribute w/ The Fabulous Grease Band. $15 (advance), Doors open at 5 p.m., Ages 21+
Sat. (11:30 a.m.) Wine Tasting with Lunch (2 p.m.) Rodney Wright  (2 p.m. outdoors) Julia Melito
Sun. 2 p.m. Larry Tritel


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)


Croydon Acres Park
238 Walnut Avenue Croydon, PA
Sat. 2 p.m. DB3 Band


Curran’s Irish Inn
1909 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 245-1800
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 9 p.m. Bill Monach
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo  


Dacey’s Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 7 p.m. Acoustic Music Night w/ Chrome Pony
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
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


Dempster’s Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly 
(609) 261-0500    
Fri. 7 p.m. Blue Reign
Sat. 7 p.m. Rough Cut


Eddington House Bensalem
2813 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-1220
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Brian Ulrich
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Mike & Jen
Wed. 7 p.m. Music Bingo w/ Dan


El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar
1470 Buck Road Southampton, PA
(267) 685-0725
Fri. 8 p.m. Chris Benedetti
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Shades Of Silver


Falls Township Community Park
9125 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
Sat. 9 a.m. Touch a Truck / Family Festival


Ficus Restaurant
235 Nassau Street Princeton 
Sat. 6 p.m. Crown Acoustic


Flying Pig Tavern & Tap
167 US-Route 130 North Bordentown
(609) 899-7447
Fri. 8 p.m. Skippy’s Toy Duo
Sat. 9 p.m. Kevin Toft & The Alternators
Wed. 8 p.m. Trivia 


Forsgate Country Club   
375 Forsgate Drive Monroe 
(732) 521-0700 
Sun. 12 p.m. “Sunday Funday” 


Friendly’s
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
Thurs. 7 p.m. Music Bingo / “Ladies Night”
Fri. (6 p.m.) “Happy Hour” (8 p.m.) Little Sister
Sat. 1 p.m. “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day” feat. The Flippin’ Mickeys Duo, Casey Welborn, (9 p.m.) Never Enough
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. “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day”


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.) Tom Petty Tribute w/ “Radio Petty.” $25 (11 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8 p.m.) Legacy (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. 3 p.m. Slidewinder Blues Band
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. Tanglewood


Hooters of Princeton 
US Route 1 South/Mercer Mall Lawrenceville
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke Party


Hopewell Elementary School
35 Princeton Avenue Hopewell 
Sat. 10 a.m. 2022 Hopewell Harvest Fair feat. (3 p.m.) Rusty Monks


Hopewell Theater  
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell 
(609) 466-1964
Fri. 8 p.m. Karan Casey, Helen O’Shea w/ James Popik
Sun. 7 p.m. Sunny War


Hopewell Valley Vineyards 
46 Yard Avenue Pennington 
(609) 737-4465 
Fri. 4 p.m. “Music & Merlot” feat. (5:30 p.m.) Christine Havrilla
Sat. (1 p.m.) Rainbow Fresh (5:30 p.m.) “Music & Merlot” feat. Living The Dream
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Carmen Marranco


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. (7 p.m.) Happy Hour w/ Lenny Fennessey (9 p.m.) 90s Dance Party
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam
Mon. 7 p.m. Motown Mondays w/ DJ Slow Ice
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 w/ Tony O  
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Sat. 12 p.m. “Half Way to St. Paddy’s Day” 
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo


Iron Plow Vineyards 
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus 
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Justin Love
Sat. 6:30 p.m. AudioPilot
Sun. 1:30 p.m. Ronnie Brandt


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
Sat. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Sun. 8 p.m. Karaoke Latinos / Ladies Night
All shows 21+   


John & Peter’s 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa 
(215) 862-5981
Thurs. 9 p.m. The Ardvark Felon
Sat. 8 p.m. The Amorphus Blob Orchestra, Take Today, Pepe Silvia
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. 6 p.m. Mark Sacco 
Fri. 7 p.m. Guns 4 Hire
Sat. 11 a.m. “1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day”  (9 p.m.) DJ Jimmy G


Laurita Winery 
85 Archertown Road New Egypt 
(609) 752-0200
Thurs. 6 p.m. Wooden Pumpkin Painting
Sat. “September Food Truck Festival” feat. (11 a.m.) Darla Rich Quartet (2:30 p.m.) Rangers Nouveau (6 p.m.) Tavis Bickle & The Enforcers (8 p.m.) FIREWORKS. $12 (advance/online, VIP available $500 includes admission for up to 15 people, 10×10 pavilion, fire pit)
Sun. “September Food Truck Festival” feat. (11 a.m.) Take Five (3 p.m.) Nikki Briar & The Sweet Briar Band. $12 (advance/online, VIP available $500 includes admission for up to 15 people, 10×10 pavilion, fire pit)


Logan Inn 
10 West Ferry Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 862-2300
Thurs. 7 p.m. Jack Furlong
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch


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 
Ages 21+   


McStews Irish Sports Pub 
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 949-9570 
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Music Bingo
Sat. 9 p.m. Troublemakerz
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 7 p.m. Poker  
Millhill Basement 
300 S. Broad Street Trenton 
(609) 989-1600 
Thurs. 10 p.m. Dial Drive, Coach’s Son, Aliens Exist. $8, doors open at 9 p.m.
Fri. 10 p.m. Popular Strangers, Ayo Stop Playing, Rell Gambino, Johnny Germ, Grizzy Ray. $15 


Mill Hill Park Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series  
165 East Front Street (Corner of South Broad Street) 
(609) 393-8998 
Sat. 5 p.m. Ariacne Trujillo Duran


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


Naked Brewing Company
212 Mill Street Bristol, PA
(267) 544-7129
Sat. 11 a.m. Weekend “Acoustic” Brunch 
Sun. 11 a.m. Weekend Brunch
Tues. 7 p.m. Trivia


Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Avenue Croydon, PA
(215) 458-7081
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia w/ Lunch Money Quizzo
Sat. 12 p.m. “Oktoberfest”
Sun. 12 p.m. Yoga & Beer w/ Trina


New Egypt Flea Market Village
933 Monmouth County Road Cream Ridge
(609) 758-2082
Sun. 8 a.m. Fall Crafters Market and Fall Festival


New Hope Winery / Tavern
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Sat. (1 p.m.) Strange Brew Crew (8 p.m.) Ed Wilson
Sun. 1 p.m. Whiskey 95


Newtown Athletic Club
120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA
(215) 968-0600
Sun. 2 p.m. Healthy Hearts Community Event 


Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia
Fri.  6 p.m. Matt Kresge
Sat. 6 p.m. Ryan Sab
Sun. 2 p.m. John Thomas


Nick’s Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Sat. 9 p.m. Fat Mezz


Nottingham Tavern 
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square 
(609) 587-6623 
Thurs.9:30 pm. Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Sat. 9:30 p.m. 80’s Undercover 


O’Connors American Bar & Grille  
1383 Monmouth Road Easthampton  
(609) 261-1555
Sat. 12 p.m. “Half way to St. Patrick’s Day” feat. Billy O’Neal


O’Fowley’s Tavern & Grill 
200 State Road Croydon, PA 
(215) 785-6998
Sat. 1 p.m. Cornhole Tournament and Rib / Mac N Cheese Cookoff
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo
Ages 21+   


Old Town Pub 
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown 
(609) 291-9232
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Sat. 8 p.m. Tour de Force Duo 


Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Fri. 8 p.m.Movie Nights On The Green: 
Sat.12 p.m. “Summer Music Series” feat. PB2


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


Princeton Country Club 
1-Wheeler Way West Windsor
(609) 452-9382
Sun. 11 a.m. Jazz Brunch w/ Darryl Gibson


Princeton Folk Music Society (Christ Congregation Church)
50 Walnut Lane Princeton
(609) 799-0944
Fri. 8 p.m. John Roberts


Restart The Arts
110 High Street Burlington
Tues. 5:30 p.m. Acoustic Linda


River House at Odette’s
274 South Rive Road New Hope, PA
(215) 682-2022
Thurs. (5:30 p.m.) Tony Alosi (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/ Alex Otey (5:30 p.m.) Sara Teti (7 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sun. (11:30 a.m.) Brunch w/ Dave Dales Duo (7 p.m.) Michael Andrew
Mon. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney
Tues. (6 p.m.) September Artist Series w/ “David Meadow” (7 p.m.) Christian Porter
Wed. 7 p.m. Megan Knight


Second Sin Brewing Company
1500 Grundy Lane Bristol, PA
(267) 812-5251
Thurs. 7 p.m.  Trivia
Fri. 2 p.m. “Oktoberfest”  


Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road Yardley, PA
(215) 968-1670 
Sat. 12 p.m. “Fall Fest” feat. Talking In Cursive 
Sun. 5 p.m. Electric Stingray
Wed. 7 p.m. Quizzo w/ Emily & Joe


Slim’s Irish Pub
2195 Galloway Road Bensalem, PA
(267) 332-0047
Thurs. 5 p.m. Ryan B
Fri. 8 p.m. Sun Of Krypton     


Small World Coffee 
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
(609) 924-4377 x2
Sat. 5:30 p.m. Damsel, Andrea Mazzariello    


Smithville Park
815 Smithville Road Easthampton
Thurs. 7 p.m. Intro to Improv
Sat. 4:30 p.m. “Arts After Dark” feat. (5:30 p.m.) The Mark Smith Quintet  


 South River Walk Park
Lalor Street @ Route 29 North Trenton
Sat. 11 a.m. Trenton “River Days” Games, live music, canoe and boat rides, FREE food, demonstrations 


  
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. Midnight Sun
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. Casey & Stevie


Steam Pub
606 2nd Street Pike Southampton, PA
(215) 942-6468
Fri. 10:30 p.m. DJ Reed Streets
Sat. 10:30 p.m. Jumper


1675 at The Ridges
4666 East Bristol Road Trevose, PA
(215) 876-6868
Sun. 6 p.m. Rock-a-Billy Sunday feat. “Slippery Chickens. $10


1675 Spirits
2685 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA
(215) 645-1445
Fri. 6 p.m. Keep The Change
Sat. 6 p.m. Joe and Krista


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. Mike & Karly
Sat. 9 p.m. Audio Outlaws


Tavern On The Lake  
101 Main Street Hightstown 
(609) 426-9345  
Fri. 9 p.m. Complicated Matter


Temperance House 
5 South State Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 944-8050 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Session Blues Hosted by Steve Guyger
Sat. 6 p.m. “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day” 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night w/ Cara Cartney  


Terhune Orchards  
330 Cold Soil Road Princeton 
(609) 924-2310 
Sat. 10 a.m. “Family Fun Weekend” feat. (12 p.m.) Growing Old Disgracefully
Sun. 10 a.m. “Family Fun Weekend” feat. music by Jimmy Lee Ramblers


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. Edison Wilson
Sun. 1 p.m. Matthew Cook


The Beer Garden at Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street Morrisville, PA
Fri. “Harvest Moon Music Festival” feat. (6:30 p.m.) Creeping Charlie (7:45 p.m.) Spider Daniels Band (9:15 p.m.) Dad and Company. Tickets online, Kids FREE, campsites available
Sat. “Harvest Moon Music Festival” feat. (12 p.m.) Steve, The Band (1:15 p.m.) Desert Jellies (2:30 p.m.) Gene Smith Band (3:40 p.m.) Christina Ward (4:10 p.m.) Justin Love (5 p.m.) Our Bodies Themselves (6:15 p.m.) Clover Side (7:30 p.m.) Those Looks (9:15 p.m.) Kevin Hill’s David Bowie Tribute. Tickets online, Kids FREE, campsites available


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” 


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. The Influence
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. El Ka Bong


The Cure Insurance Center  
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton   
(609) 656-3200   
Fri. 7 p.m. Ghost


The Dubliner
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Andrew Koontz & Billy O’Neal
Sat. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sun. 2 p.m. David Falcone


The Federal Twist Vineyard 
8 Federal Twist Road Stockton
(609) 773-6066
Sat. 2 p.m. Mac Paige Band
Sun. 2 p.m. The Britles


The Five Four Bar & Grill
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 547-5525
Thurs. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Bill Monach


The HOB Tavern 
146 Second Street Bordentown 
(609) 291-7020 
Sun. 12 p.m. “Lantern Fly Murder Bug Crawl” w/ stops at Tindall Road Brewery, Marcello’s
Tues 7 p.m.  Music Bingo


The Ivy Inn 
248 Nassau Street Princeton 
(609) 921-8555 
Fri. 9 p.m. The Pinheads
Sat. 9 p.m. M.A.F.I.A
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
Sat. 8 p.m. Hind Sight
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. 8 p.m. Journey Tribute w/ “Highway Run” 
Sat. 6 p.m. / 9 p.m. Comedian Adam Ferrara
Tues. 7:30 p.m. “Kiss The Ground”


The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge 
(609) 208-0050
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Sean Cox & Joe Hoyer
Fri. 8 p.m. Sideways Willy
Sat. 8 p.m. ArHouse
Wed. 6 p.m. Joe Vadala


The Sycamore Grill 
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA 
(215) 908-6326 
Fri. 8:30 p.m. Go Hamm
Sat. 8 p.m. Brian Elliot


The Union Firehouse
18 Washington Street Mount Holly
(609) 288-6491
Fri. 5 p.m. “Camp Jam” feat. (7 p.m.) Jolly Jane (8:15 p.m.) The Quixote Project (9:45 p.m.) Skyla Burrell Band (11:15 p.m.) Suburban Sensi. $25-$45
Sat. 5 p.m.  “Camp Jam” feat. (5:45 p.m.) TBD (7 p.m.) Only Footprints (8:15 p.m.) Harper and Midwest Kind (9:45 p.m.) Gooch & The Motion (11:15 p.m.) Billy Hector. $25-$45
Sun. 4 p.m. Teddyland Series: Soul Sunday 
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic w/ Jambo


Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton 
(609) 392-2554
Sat. 1 p.m. Ar Cul Tir na Nog
Sun. 3 p.m. “Irish Sessions” 
Tues. 8 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Jerry & John Monk
All Shows 21+ 


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


Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Matt Richards Duo
Sat. 7 p.m. Paul Lingerman Trio


Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High Street Mount Holly 
(609) 975-9270  
Fri. 8 p.m. Modern Mojo


Wildflowers Inn 
2572 Pennington Road Pennington   
(609) 773-2392
Thurs. 6 p.m. Rob Silvers


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


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. Don Lee


Young Bennett
56 Coryell Street Lambertville
Sun. 5 p.m. Jazz Jam Poetry Slam 
  


Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.



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