New Jersey Stage

Friday, December 31, 2010

Indigo Planet Records (IPR) and Penguin Radio to Broadcast Live Concert Series from Lakewood's Historic Strand Theater

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) – Indigo Planet Records and Penguin Radio are presenting a new "live" concert series format at the beautiful and historic Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ. Strategically located 60 miles south of NYC, 60 miles east of Philadelphia, and 60 Miles north of Atlantic City, the Theater series will host the best talent from this general region, along with national acts who rarely perform in this general area. As part of the theater's "backstage pass" series, the performers and audience will all share the big stage, which houses some of the best acoustics in the state.

"We are excited and proud to bring this series to the Strand Theater" says Dave Kosciolek, IPR President. "The talent will be top-notch, and we are excited to open up such a beautiful stage to the most deserving local artists. Having Gary (Gary Wien, Penguin Radio) involved makes it that much more exciting, and now local and regional artists with fan bases outside the area will have the opportunity to showcase for them as well live over the Internet."

Adds Wien, "The Penguin's mission is to introduce music fans to up-and-coming artists generally ignored by mainstream radio stations, so this series is perfect for us.  The series essentially lets anyone anywhere in the world hear the concert live via an internet connection.  How cool is that?"

The series commences on Saturday, Feb. 5 2011 with a show featuring Aaron Dugan (long-time guitarist for Grammy-nominated band Matisyahu) and his musical project with NYC's Amy Carrigan (Ducarriganigan), local breakout performer Anjelia Pelay, and the show welcomes home Rachel Zamstein, a popular former Asbury Park musician now performing out of Brooklyn.

Showtime is 8PM sharp, doors at 7:30. Tickets are limited, priced at $25, and can be ordered online at The show will be broadcast live at

About Indigo Planet Records – Launched in 2005 with the release of April Smith's  debut CD "loveletterbombs," IPR has partnered with Invisible Children, been represented at SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, nationally in Billboard, Justine, Playboy, and American Cheerleader Magazines, and showcased at several leading clubs throughout the country including the Viper Room (LA), and Canal Room and Sine (NYC). Among the IPR releases in 2010 was and the debut from former Torque (CN) recording artist Samantha Lu (including a recently released jazzy, pop cover of the Replacements classic "Can't Hardly Wait.") Among 2011 releases will be the debut CD by Lettuce Olive, featuring Travis Tooke (For Squirrels, Subrosa).

About Penguin Radio began broadcasting in 2008.  Each month, Gary Wien compiles a new playlist comprised of music received at the station and found across the Internet.  With over 35,000 songs in the station archives, there's no shortage of music to choose from.  The Penguin is proud to play independent artists alongside the biggest names in the business.  We don't follow the charts... we make our own.