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“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.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Host Free Virtual Panel Discussion on Ray Charles September 23rd
(CLEVELAND, OH) --  In celebration of what would have been his 91st birthday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is proud to host a free virtual panel discussion on the life and career of Ray Charles. Panelists will discuss Tangerine Records, the label Charles founded in 1962, which recently released True Genius, the ultimate Ray Charles collection.  The free virtual event will take place on Thursday, September 23rd from 7:00pm - 8:00pm on the Rock Hall’s YouTube channel.

Angels & Airwaves To Play Starland Ballroom On October 17th
(SAYREVILLE, NJ) -- Angels & Airwaves will headline a night at Starland Ballroom on Sunday, October 17th at 7:30pm. Tom DeLonge (founding member of Blink-182) formed the band in 2005. They are releasing Lifeforms, their first album in six years, on September 24. Bad Suns and 1990nowhere will open the night.

The Lumineers To Release "Brightside"
The Lumineers will release their new album, Brightside, on Friday, January 14, 2022 via Dualtone in the U.S. & Canada and Decca Records for the rest of the world; pre-orders are available now. Brightside is the fourth studio album by the 2x GRAMMY(R) Award-nominated band.

Centenary Stage Company Presents CeCe Teneal's Tribute To Aretha Franklin
(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s 2021-22 Curtain Up! Gala performance, CeCe Teneal: Portrait of a Queen, a tribute to Aretha Franklin will be held on Saturday, October 2 at 8:00pm in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. This concert tribute is performed with interpretation by award-winning songstress CeCe Teneal. All of Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits from her 50+ years in the music industry will be performed, including Chain of Fools, Natural Woman, Think, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and Respect.

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FEATURES

“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.

October Events at MPAC
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in Morristown features a robust lineup of classic pop, contemporary and rock in October as it continues its return to full capacity events. The lineup includes show by 38 Special; Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo; Christopher Cross; Engelbert Humperdinck; Kenny Loggins; Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and The Grass Roots;Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marc Cohn, and Shawn Colvin; Brian Wilson; The Marshall Tucker Band and Outlaws; Josh Gates;Rain (Beatles tribute); Indigo Girls; ABBA the Concert; Judy Collins; Paul Anka; Collective Soul, Better Than Ezra & Tonic; and Dead On Live.

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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

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