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A Flying Shark Blimp Ready To Fly Along the Jersey Shore

If you see a flying shark while at the beach in the coming weeks don’t worry, your not seeing things. Throughout the month a blimp promoting Discovery’s Shark Week will be flying along the East Coast. The shark measures 128 feet long and 44 feet high and will be flying in Atlantic City on Monday, July 11th, Sandy Hook, Long branch, and Asbury Park on July 14th, on the 15th it will return to Asbury with swings in Point Pleasant and Seaside. (more…)

Song of the Week

Sarah Shook and The Disarmers – I Got This

photo by Chad Cochran

When Sarah Shook & The Disarmers released Sidelong four years ago, the irreverent quintet’s debut turned heads around the world. Then 2018’s follow-up Years hooked everyone from Rolling Stone to Vice. “This ain’t no country for hipsters or posers,” said No Depression. “It’s real, raw, mean-and-evil-bad-and-nasty bidness.” Then, the first two albums turned into a tease: The pandemic shut down the world, just as The Disarmers finished recording Nightroamer in Los Angeles. The band has had to sit on the album––until now. Nightroamer is worth the wait. This is still a band whose recordings beg to be heard live, either in a punk-rock hole in the wall or honky-tonk roadhouse. Shook’s voice is crystalline––but boozy, too, with a cadence that sounds comfortable resting in the pocket before lagging, jumping, or cozying up to the off beat. What initially may feel like a slip is actually a stroke––and listeners cannot get enough. Shook is also a visible, vocal member of communities often relegated to societal margins. Out as bisexual since they were 19, Shook recently came out as non binary as well. For Shook, openness about their identity––as well as struggles including depression and addiction––is just as much about self-preservation as it is offering an outstretched hand.“ When I talk about mental health issues, recovery, and addiction, it’s because I feel like life is too short to keep the good things we learn along the way to ourselves,” Shook says. “I think we each have a responsibility to share information that can transform lives in a literal, palpable sense.”

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International Clash Day

International Clash Day honors and celebrates the legendary punk rock band The Clash. Numerous radio stations in several countries observe the holiday by playing Clash songs.

This year, 90.5 The Night has joined that growing number of stations who observe International Clash Day.  You can join us throughout the day as we play Clash songs.  We’ll also be posting on our Facebook, and Twitter accounts relevant information to “The Only Band That Matters”.

On Social Media: #internationalClashDay #BrookdalePublicRadio

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Interview Archive

Doug Mikula Memorial Benefit Show (20 June 2022)

Sandy Mack and Melissa Kulyeshie recently stopped by to talk about the Doug Mikula Memorial Benefit Show with Stu Coogan.

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