×

The Penguin Rocks menu
The Penguin Rocks home
The Penguin Rocks search button

Search website


 
 
NEWS | FEATURES | RADIO SHOWS | HOF

LATEST ARTICLES

Kean Stage returns to live performances with Black Violin

(UNION, NJ) -- Wil B. and Kev Marcus started out covering hip-hop songs on their violins and soon realized they had something that audiences had never heard before. Their unique blend of classical, hip-hop, jazz, R&B and reggae is often described as ''classical boom." See for yourself when the classical/hip-hop crossover superstars behind Black Violin open Kean Stage’s 12th season on Friday, September 24 at 7:30pm in the Wilkins Theatre.

An Interview With Bob Malone Who Comes To UCPAC On September 30th
Jersey native Bob Malone has been touring the world for over two decades as both a solo artist and a member of John Fogerty's band for the past decade.  He's done session work for artists like Bob Seger and Avril Lavigne, was featured on the 2017 Ringo Starr record Give More Love, and his recording of "You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" was the theme in the Illumination/ Universal movie trailers for "The Grinch", heard by millions.

Kenny Loggins To Perform at MPAC on October 8th
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Pop superstar Kenny Loggins performs his hits at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on Friday, October 8 at 8:00pm. Over the last four decades, Loggins  has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy Awards. His songs have left his musical imprint on “the soundtrack of our lives,” with chart-topping hits including “This Is It,” “I’m Alright,” “Footloose," “Danger Zone,” and so many more. Tickets range from $69-$129.

Kyle Gass of Tenacious D To Perform At Landis Theater On October 16
(VINELAND, NJ) -- Kyle Gass of Tenacious D is back with his Kyle Gass Must Save The World Tour 2021, performing locally with his Merry Band O' Broze at the historic Landis Theater on Saturday, October 16 at 8:00pm. Opening for Gass each show on the eighteen-city tour will be comedian Chris Fairbanks.

Erin McKeown To Release "Kiss Off Kiss"
Erin McKeown will release her eleventh studio album, Kiss Off Kiss on September 24 via TVP Records. Kiss Off Kiss is both a breakup album and an affirmation of independence— a blend of late 70’s/early 80’s snarly guitar rock, percussive and literate, owing something to punk, something to pop, something to Elvis Costello and Blondie and Jonathan Richmond and Lou Reed.

Click for more music news



FEATURES

An Interview With Bob Malone Who Comes To UCPAC On September 30th

Jersey native Bob Malone has been touring the world for over two decades as both a solo artist and a member of John Fogerty's band for the past decade.  He's done session work for artists like Bob Seger and Avril Lavigne, was featured on the 2017 Ringo Starr record Give More Love, and his recording of "You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" was the theme in the Illumination/ Universal movie trailers for "The Grinch", heard by millions.

“Jamming with The Coda Band Featuring The Chiclettes!” Vinnie Medugno LIVE! at the PNC Bank Arts Center
It’s a gorgeous Thursday, Sept. 8, 2021 afternoon at Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center. As we make our way up to the spacious amphitheater, music lovers are already lining up for an afternoon concert by Vinnie Medugno featuring The Chiclettes and The Coda Band.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Modern Girl” by The Clydes
“Modern Girl” is The Clydes’ second single from an album the New Brunswick-based band will release next year on Jersey indie Mint 400 Records.  As the Makin Waves Song of the Week, the song also can be heard between 6 and 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 on “Radio Jersey” at ThePenguinRocks.com. 

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...9/16/21
 "We were slammed and that's the weird thing; we all kind of joked that we couldn't wait to get back to work so we could stop working so much,” laughed Styx keyboardist Lawrence Gowan as he talked about the band’s workload during the COVID pandemic, their new album “Crash Of The Crown” and the ever changing fan base to which they’ve grown accustomed. “It  was really fun actually, because we kept ourselves extremely busy working on this record and I'm really glad that we did because it has already connected so well with people. We did a bunch of streaming things too so we could stay connected with the faithful out there throughout; let's call it, "The Break."

Makin Waves with The Foes of Fern: 'So Much Fun'
Holmdel-raised Matt “Fern” Fernicola and his creative partner in crime, Joe “Pom” Pomarico have been a fixture on the Asbury Park music scene since 2015 with the Berklee College of Music-originated Airacuda, and then Pom’s brainchild, Telegraph Hill Records. A veteran guitarist of such acts as The Burns, Bar/None recording artist Little Hag (aka former Telegraph act Avery Mandeville), and current Telegraph acts Natalie Farrell and Lake Champagne, Fern also now fronts his own mammoth, contagiously fun band The Foes of Fern.

Click for more features


RADIO SHOWS

The Penguin has several recorded radio shows that are available on demand. Shows range from those featuring artists from New Jersey to new music from around the world and those that focus on the 80s. Click here for descriptions of each show.

HALL OF FAME

The Penguin is creating its own Hall of Fame to spotlight our favorite artists, songs, and albums from throughout the radio station's history... coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Penguin Rocks © 2021 by Wine Time Media, LLC | PO Box 140, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 | info@newjerseystage.com

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms.
If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter