New Jersey Stage

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Saturday Afternoon Song Swap Returns To The Penguin

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Some of the best songwriters in the New York City area gather each month for the Saturday Afternoon Song Swap. Thanks to online radio, you can now hear these great performances no matter where you live. The Penguin Rocks has just announced three airings of the most recent Saturday Afternoon Song Swap which includes 15 songs from 13 different artists. The radio special will air the next two Saturdays (December 22 and 29) as well as a special broadcast on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25) -- all three airings will be at 1pm (EST) on

The Saturday Afternoon Song Swap is hosted by Deena Shoshkes (from The Cucumbers) and Rebecca Turner. Artists in this song swap include Adam Bernstein, The Thousand Pities, Emily Grove, Williamsboy, Speed the Plough, Jack Brag, Rebecca Turner, Deena Shoskes, Frankenstein 3000, The Demolition String Band, Rob Friedman, The Dirt Club Heroes, and Erica Smith.

"We're very excited to present the Saturday Afternoon Song Swap on The Penguin," said station manager, Gary Wien. "The series always features the best songwriters in the area and each lineup includes a great mix of artists. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce these artists to a larger audience."

The Penguin is an online radio station that broadcasts indie music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From 7pm through 2am each day the station presents radio shows from around the world. The station is hosted at

Regular shows on The Penguin include:

Lazlo's Den -- an internet radio show dedicated to playing the most interesting mix of music, regardless of genre, formats, trends, or playlists.

Rock N' Roll Gas Station with Jim Testa -- Jim Testa, the legendary Star-Ledger music columnist and founder of Jersey Beat, spins some of the best in indie rock and roll from his own eclectic collection.

Radio Show with dw Dunphy -- dw Dunphy, a music journalist with , will take you back to the golden days of free-form radio as he abandons the word "genre" and spins whatever he feels like.

Best Of British -- A weekly radio show playing 100% unsigned British music. The show's mission is, and always has been, to provide a platform for unsigned British artists to allow their music to be heard across the globe.

Classic Artists Today -- A one-hour, weekly syndicated radio program that features Classic Artists from Rock, Pop and Soul with the songs you know as well as songs from newly released albums.

"SWAB Sideways with a Badger" -- Classic retro rock from the 50's to the noughties. SWAB is all about cramming select slices of the very best in commercial, popular, and progressive music from the past 50 years into each radio show.

Deuce Radio Show - The Deuce Show features all bands and artists registered with Deuce Management & Promotion and is presented by Joe Ferrett.

Rock On Radio with Danny Coleman -- On the program Danny interviews bands, solo artists and entertainers in a loose "get to know you" type of format.

And starting in January 2013, Beyond The Palace -- Gary Wien, a three-time winner of the Asbury Music Award for Top Journalist, will host this Jersey Shore-based show four times a day. The show mixes the classic sounds of legendary Jersey Shore artists like Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Glen Burtnick, and John Eddie with the artists on the scene today.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


 (ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Fresh off its Asbury Music Award for Top Website In Support Of Live Music, Speak Into My Good Eye ( ) presents its First (and hopefully annual) Holiday Party/Food Drive at The Saint on Thursday, December 20th with a stacked lineup of local favorites and Philadelphia's finest that includes The Amboys, No Wine For Kittens, Cold Fronts, and Taylor Allen.

Doors for the event open at 7 p.m. with an 8 p.m. start time and a cover of $8 to be paid upon admission. Attendees are asked to bring non-Perishable food items which are being collected for the Food Bank Of Monmouth & Ocean Counties. 

The Saint is located at 601 Main Street in Asbury Park, NJ.

Here's more information on the bands:

The Amboys - Is it Folk-Punk, Rock N' Roll, a farmhouse blitz honed in a backwoods once can be sure? But what The Amboys do offer is a live performance worthy of being named Asbury's Best Rock Band.

No Wine For Kittens - One of Asbury's best Indie-Rock outfits makes a rare live performance.  With its debut EP out in 2012, and new solo and side projects via members like Rick Barry, Emily Whitt, and Justin Borneman in the works, who knows what surprises are in store.

Cold Fronts - Philly's own Cold Fronts have made a splash in Asbury this past year, playing various boardwalk locales including a riotous support gig for The Gay Blades Valentine's Day spectacular at The Stone Pony. Strokes-esque compositions with a large dose of Pop-Rock at its backbone makes for the best of times.

Taylor Allen - The local solo Punk may open the evening with Bruce Springsteen parodies and impromptu jams about his neighbor's after hours relations and just how loud they're being, but he'll undoubtedly dispense mug rattling barroom anthems for all our listening pleasures.