Open Mic: Behind The Scenes

An open mic night might look like a simple feature, but there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes. Find out what the details are!

Open Mic: Behind The Scenes

Learn the ins and outs of an open mic night. What is it like to work an open mic? How long does an open mic last on any given night? Who is responsible for setting up? What is involved during an open mic set-up? What genres of music are performed during an open mic? Who […]

Open Mics and Jam Sessions

Open mics and jam sessions are popular around Montclair. Be sure to show off your talent in the new year and know where to experience the talents!

Open Mics and Jam Sessions

Open mics and jam sessions around town. The difference between open mics and jam sessions can be quite confusing to the novice. Many people believe that they are one and the same, but in reality they are quite different. Traditionally, “open mics” tend to be acoustically-focused, although some open mics can get heavy on the electric side of […]

Bob Cannon Cools Down Trend

Could Wednesday night’s almost entirely chilled-out stage be in tune with summer winding down?

Bob Cannon performs outstandingly for Trend. Summer is nearing its end in just a few weeks, and that is a possible reason for a more jazzy and groovy set rather than rock and roll, laden with bongo drums and smoother vocals on Wednesday night. Nevertheless, almost every foot tapped and set of hands clapped along. […]

Jazzy Music at Trend

Trend is getting jazzy with kids, family, guitars, and bongos. Seeing more families, both figuratively and literally, playing together and enjoying themselves while doing so adds more light to the Trend atmosphere than it already has had to begin with. Starting this off were father and daughter Dennis and Kelsey Vasquez. They chose to play […]

Family Fun at Trend

Some seasoned and soon-to-be seasoned performers bring equally talented family members to a packed event at Trend.

The inner family at Trend comes out. No warnings of storm or rain kept any frequent Trend Coffee and Tea regular or newcomer from coming to enjoy the usual mixed bag of open mic sets, which were cut down to a two-piece limit, as opposed to the usual three-piece limit, due to the nearly-full house. […]

Toned Down Tunes at Trend

It is only speculation, but do cooler temperatures evoke a more toned-down, but nevertheless fun, musical set with surprises?

Toned down tunes at the door of Trend, but everyone still rocks. Compared to last week, temperatures were close to the triple digits and the music was summery and upbeat so everyone was dancing nearly the entire event. However, Wednesday night’s event at Trend was more toned-down and almost entirely acoustic and earthy; that did […]

Open Mic at Trend During Heatwaves

No extremity of heat waves or heat advisories kept this week’s open mic night from being almost entirely led by the young people.

Heat waves doesn’t keep everyone inside at Trend because they offer open mic. The young have the most positive energy at times, and it showed in open mic favorite Kyle Dowling, who plays acoustic guitar left-handed and has a voice almost comparable to a mix between Jason Mraz and Joe Don Rooney, the latter of […]

Trend Coffee and Tea House Musical Summer

Open mic nights at Trend Coffee and Tea House bring something new to the town of Montclair every week.

Trend Coffee and Tea House is all about music. Although not a new event, open mic nights hosted by Greg Spinelli are held each Wednesday night at the Trend Coffee and Tea House in Montclair from seven  to 11 p.m. If there is a time and place to get any budding musician, poet or performance […]