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17th annual Sourland Mountain Fest To Take Place In July


(RINGOES, NJ) -- The 17th Annual Sourland Mountain Fest Presented by Unionville Vineyards and benefitting the Sourland Conservancy, returns on Saturday, July 23nd from 3:00pm – 8:30pm, rain or shine, at the beautiful Unionville Vineyards in East Amwell Township, NJ.  Attendees will enjoy live music, local food, craft beer, wine and spirits, as well as a variety of local artisans, businesses and educational organizations, all while taking in the bucolic views of the Sourland mountain region.  The festival will have performances by The Outcrops, James Popik and Supernova, Rainbow Fresh, and Water Street.  Tickets are limited to the first 1,000 sold.

GRAMMY Museum Experience (TM) Prudential Center Celebrates Black Music Month
(NEWARK, NJ) -- GRAMMY Museum Experience (TM) Prudential Center has announced their plans for the celebration of Black Music Month. During Black Music Month, the Museum will honor many pioneering artists whose music and legacy continues to be the pulse of the nation and the great state of New Jersey.

Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show presents Steampunk Bands on June 4th
(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Some of the top steampunk bands in the Northeast will converge on Saturday, June 4th at Vasa Park in Hackettstown for the Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show, a unique, family-friendly geek culture festival. Attendees can look forward to live entertainment, cosplay, artisan vendors, educational presentations, and the unique steampunk competition known as teapot racing.

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/19/22
"I released an album in 2021 but I haven't been able to tour so we are doing it now. The album title is "The Ghost and the Wall" and it's 10-tracks; I was in Philadelphia and New York; I did three nights at City Winery. I have a trio with a guy named Danny Black who plays acoustic guitar and some lap steel who is from Philadelphia and a lovely woman named Allie Moss who is from New Jersey singing backup harmonies,” said Joshua Radin in a recent discussion about his latest release, his songwriting, the recording process and being on stage.

Trouble No More to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Allman Brothers Band's "Eat a Peach" album at NJPAC
(NEWARK, NJ) -- Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s iconic Eat a Peach double album, the highly praised tribute band, Trouble No More will perform at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00pm.

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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/19/22

"I released an album in 2021 but I haven't been able to tour so we are doing it now. The album title is "The Ghost and the Wall" and it's 10-tracks; I was in Philadelphia and New York; I did three nights at City Winery. I have a trio with a guy named Danny Black who plays acoustic guitar and some lap steel who is from Philadelphia and a lovely woman named Allie Moss who is from New Jersey singing backup harmonies,” said Joshua Radin in a recent discussion about his latest release, his songwriting, the recording process and being on stage.

Makin Waves with Asbury Park African-American Music Project: Preserving History, Celebrating Community, Cementing Future
Around Memorial Day Weekend 1970 when I was 5 years old, my grandmother won me yet another prize at a wheel of chance on the Asbury Park Boardwalk: a copy of The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” my first big-boy LP. A few weeks later, civil unrest broke out throughout the city, and I didn’t step foot onto the AP boardwalk for a decade!

PHOTOS from Lotus at Union Transfer
Lotus performed two nights (May 13-14) at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA and photographer Chris Paul was on hand to grab some photos. The band, which has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury, has steadily built a devote fan base through steady touring.  They've also crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band’s distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "You Are All (...Splatter)" by America Part Two
“You Are All (…Splatter”), the first of two singles from Jersey Shore-based America Part Two’s forthcoming EP, “AP2-inverse,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/12/22
“Do you know why I like playing Jazz? Because it will take me as far as my mind will let it.”   Rio Clemente

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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