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NIGHTLIFE: Cliff Hillis celebrates latest EP at Steel City Coffee House

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Hillis debuts EP
Phoenixville singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Cliff Hillis is celebrating the release of his latest EP “Song Machine” (TallBoy Records, 2014). He will be performing with his band The Forward Thinkers: Brad Newsom (guitar), Greg Maragos (bass), Ritchie Rubini (keyboards) and Patrick Berkery (drums) at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Steel City Coffee House, 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Also on the bill is singer-songwriter Corin Ashley.
“Song Machine” will be Hillis’ fourth release on TallBoy. The seven-song EP will be released on Aug. 26. His previous album, “Dream Good” (TallBoy, 2012) was included on several national year-end best of lists, according to a press release.
Tickets for the show at Steel City are available in advance by calling the coffee house during regular business hours at (610) 933-4043 or by visiting www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com.
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The following is a sampling of venues in the region. Venues and performers are welcome to send information to ticket@digitalfirstmedia.com.
MAIN LINE AREA
ARDMORE MUSIC HALL, 23 East Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 649-8389. Trigger Hippy featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene and Steve Gorman, Aug. 15; George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Aug. 20; Splintered Sunlight- Grateful Dead Tribute, Aug. 21.(Source: www.ardmoremusic.com)
BURLAP AND BEAN, 204 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, (484) 427-4547. Open Mic Nights, Thursdays.
MELODIES CAFE, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 645-5269. Jazz Open Mic Nights, Mondays; Melodies Open Mic Nights, Tuesdays. Big Hoax and The Babin Brothers, Aug. 15; Twenty Seven Thirty Showcase, Aug. 16.
NEW LEAF CLUB, 1225 Montrose Ave., Rosemont, (610) 525-1711. Youth Open Mic Nights, Tuesdays; Open Mic, Thursdays; Classical Open Mic, First Sunday of every month.
BUCKS COUNTY
FREE WILL BREWING CO., 410 E. Walnut St. #10, Perkasie, (267) 354-0813. Beer events, festivals and beer on tap.
HAVANA, 105 S. Main Street, New Hope, (215) 862-9897.
SELLERSVILLE THEATER, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville, (215) 257-5808. The Cream Of Clapton Performed By Craig Thatcher & Friends, Aug. 15; Barleyjuice, Aug. 16; Moreland & Arbuckle, Cedric Burnside Project, Aug. 17; Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Aug. 20; Selwyn Birchwood, Guitar Shorty, Aug. 21; Parrotbeach, Aug. 22; Raymond the Amish Comic, Aug. 23; Break of Reality, Aug. 24.
NORTH PENN/
INDIAN VALLEY
BLUE DOG TAVERN, County Line Road and Route 202, New Britain, (215) 997-9988. Poker, Sundays and Tuesdays; trivia, Wednesdays; open mic., Thursdays; Outta Line, Aug. 16; Mighty Manatees, Aug. 29.
BLUE DOG PUB, Allen Forge Shopping Center, Valley Forge and Allentown roads, Towamencin, (215) 368-6620. Trivia, Tuesdays; Matt Martinez, Aug. 16; Dan Ward, Aug. 30.
BOYD’S CARDINAL HOLLOW WINERY, 1830 West Point Pike, Upper Gwynedd, (215) 801-2227. Happy hour, first Friday of the month; Comedy Night, second Saturday of the month.
BUCKS COUNTY COMEDY CABARET atop Poco’s, 625 N. Main St., Doylestown, (215) 345-JOKE. Romont Harris, Helene Angley, Aug. 16; The Amazing Wid, John Kensil, Aug. 23.
COUNTRY CREEK WINERY, 133 Cressman Road, Salford Township, (215) 723-6516
HOTEL FIESOLE, 4046 Skippack Pike, Skippack, (610) 222-8009. Mighty Manatees, Aug. 15; DJ Gerry Kelly, Aug. 16; Ken Battista Band, Aug. 22; Philly Groove Exchange, Aug. 23.
J.T. BANKER’S, 309 S. Main St., Sellersville, (215) 257-9300.
JUSTIN’S CARRIAGE HOUSE, 3911 Skippack Pike, Skippack, (610) 584-5005. Live music, Fridays: Little Red Rooster, Aug. 15.
MAIN STREET JAVA, 117 Main St., Souderton, (215) 723-4141. Live music, first Friday of the month.
MAINLAND GRILLE, 2250 Rittenhouse Road, Lower Salford, (215) 256-6192. Trivia, Wednesdays; live music, Fridays and Saturdays.
MARIANO’S, 1031 N. Broad St., Hatfield Township, (215) 362-9752. Mondays: Free pool and darts (after 9 p.m.); Wednesdays: Texas Hold ‘Em with prizes; Thursdays: Trivia with prizes; Fridays: Bingo, “open jukebox” (after 6 p.m.); Saturdays: Karaoke with Larry the Weasel.
MOLLY MAGUIRE’S IRISH RESTAURANT AND PUB, 329 W. Main St., Lansdale, (267) 263-2109. First Highland Watch, Aug. 15; Philly Heart and Soul, Aug. 16; Allen Reynolds, Aug. 22; Red Dog, Aug. 23; Greg Hoffman Band, Aug. 29; Duke Bros. Band, Aug. 30; “Irish Sessions,” second Sunday of the month; trivia, Wednesdays; open mic., beer pong, Thursdays; Kevin the Magician, Thursdays and Sundays.
PIZZA TIME SALOON SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 1900 West Point Pike, Upper Gwynedd, (215) 699-7529. Mike Greer and Company, Aug. 16; The Pulse, Aug. 23.
PRISM BREWING CO., 810 Dickerson Road, Upper Gwynedd, (267) 613-8572. Trivia, Tuesdays; “Free Bacon Wednesdays,” Wednesdays; live music, Thursdays: Rick & MC, Aug. 21; International Bitterness Units, Aug. 28; “Pink Floyd Fridays,” Fridays.
PUCK LIVE, 1 Printers Alley, Doylestown, (215) 348-9000. Dan Kauffman, Undercover, Aug. 15; Adam Travis & The Soul, Aug. 16; Lawnboys Comedy Open Mic., Aug. 19; open mic., Aug. 20; Jo Wymer, Rake, Aug. 22; The Hyde, Aug. 23.
RRAZZ ROOM, The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, (888) 596-1027. Randy Roberts, Aug. 15-16; Les Paul’s Trio, Aug. 16; Charles Busch, Aug. 22-23.
REVIVAL’S RESTAURANT, 4 S. Ridge Road, Perkasie, (215) 258-DINE. Live music Fridays and Saturdays.
RISING SUN INN, 898 Allentown Road, Franconia, (215) 721-6350. NXT2Normal, Aug. 15; Under the Gun, Aug. 22; Sons of No One, Aug. 23; Mighty Manatees, Aug. 28.
ROUND GUYS BREWING CO., 324 W. Main St., Lansdale, (215) 368-2640. Jazz Jam with Mike Mahomet, Wednesdays; trivia, Thursdays.
SAXBY’S COFFEE, 401 S. Broad St., Lansdale, (267) 436-3140. Open mic., every second Friday.
STADIUM NORTH, 1903 Bethlehem Pike, Hatfield, (215) 822-9420. Open mic., Thursdays; DJ/live music, Fridays.
TEX MEX CONNECTION, 201 E. Walnut St., North Wales, (215) 699-9552. Karaoke, Tuesdays; trivia, Wednesdays; DJ Nate, Thursdays; tiki parties, Sept. 12.
TIKI BAR AT SPRING MOUNTAIN, 757 Spring Mount Road, Upper Salford, (610) 287-3233. Open seven days a week until Oct. 5.
VIA MARCONI’S SMOKEHOUSE TAVERN, 155 Pennbrook Parkway, Upper Gwynedd, (215) 362-7663. River Chasers Texas hold ‘em, Tuesdays and Thursdays; karaoke, Saturdays.
THE WATER TOWER IN OAKS, 2200 West Drive, Upper Providence, (610) 666-0100. Coast to Coast, Aug. 16; Blind ugly Chicken, Aug. 23; DJ Aaron, Fridays; open mic., Sundays; Singles Going Steady, Wednesdays.
EASTERN
MONTCO
AUGUST MOON, 300 E. Main St., Norristown, (610) 277-4008.
BLUE COMET BAR & GRILL, 106 S. Easton Road, Glenside, (215) 572-9780. Acoustic sessions, every Saturday. Rocakbilly, every Sunday.
FOREST & MAIN BREWING CO., 61 N. Main St., Ambler, (215) 542-1776. Every Tuesday, play GO. Every Wednesday, bring your own vinyl and play your music. Quizzo Thursdays.
HALLIGAN’S PUB, 1619 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, (215) 836-9597. Every Thursday, trivia night. Teacher appreciation Fridays.
HARRIGAN’S PUB, 1051 W. County Line Road, Warminster, (215) 674-3377. Free pool, Mondays. Karaoke, Tuesdays. DJ Dance Party with Chris Evans, Thursdays. Live band, Saturdays. Sunday-Fundays with pool tournaments.
KC’s ALLEY, 10 W. Butler Pike, Ambler, (215) 628-3300. Live music, Wednesdays and Fridays. Trivia Thursdays. Alley Roulette, Saturdays.
KESWICK THEATRE, 291 N. Keswick Ave, Glenside, (215) 572-7650. Retro Futura Tour 2014, Aug. 22.
MAGERKS PUB AND GRILL, 582 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, (215) 948-3329. Trivia night, Tuesdays. Karaoke DJ, Thursdays.
NEW VALLEY TAVERN, 1013 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, (610) 277-8181. DJ on Saturday nights.
WET WHISTLE BAR & GRILL, 300 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, (215) 884-5705. Trivia Mondays. Open Mic Night, Tuesdays. Mom’s Night Out, Aug. 15.
31 MAIN, 31 Main St., Ambler, (215) 646-0440.
WESTERN
MONTCO
CHAPLIN’S, 66 N. Main St., Spring City, (610) 792-4110. Live music. Open Mic night, Sundays. Bluegrass Jam, the first Thursday of every month.
CRAFT ALE HOUSE, 708 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, (484) 932-8180. Live music every Friday and Saturday night.
THE COLONIAL THEATRE, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 917-1228. Asleep at the Wheel, Sept. 19, 8 p.m.
ACT II PLAYHOUSE, 56 E Butler Ave., Ambler, (215) 654-0200.
BRITTINGHAM’S IRISH PUB, 640 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, (610) 828-7351. Pub quiz night every Monday.
MIKE’S YORK STREET BAR & GRILL, 544 York Road, Warminster, (215) 672-3300. Trivia Tuesdays. Acoustic Wednesdays. Karaoke Night with Lou, Saturdays.
PENGUIN’S PUB, 355 York Road, Warminster, (215) 672-4458. Texas Hold’em big cash poker & salsa dancing, Sundays. Karaoke Star Search contest, Tuesdays. Open min night, Wednesdays.
TONY’S PLACE BAR & GRILL, 1297 Greeley Ave., Warminster, (215) 675-7275. Karaoke, Thursdays.

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