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Penguin Prison Opens for The Temper Trap in Brooklyn
Penguin Prison performed an act of wizardry in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Chris Glover (aka Penguin Prison), former member of Alicia Keys’ gospel choir, cast a spell on the crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with his groovalicious mix of alternative, pop, funk, electronic, dance beats, & sweet, catchy melodies. The New York native singer/producer opened for The Temper Trap, & wowed the audience with seven songs from his self-titled debut album, released in October 2011.
Penguin Prison was, without question, as charismatic as performers come. During the opening song, “Golden Train”, Glover jumped from the stage & into the unsuspecting standing area, causing jaws to drop left & right as he smoothly maneuvered his way through the intimate mob. He came face-to-face with the jubilance triggered by his music, & the crowd loved every second of such unforeseen interaction.
Glover carried out an inspiring display of showmanship. His silky vocals were, at times, accompanied by his playing electric guitar & drumming, too! The audience was quickly all too ecstatic to receive the unstoppable, captivating force that was Penguin Prison. In the final song, “Multi-Millionaire”, Glover played electric guitar while engulfed in the mesmerized crowd – a sight to behold.
Penguin Prison delivered a crazy entertaining, superbly danceable opening set. He sparked a flow of positive energy that eventually greeted The Temper Trap. If, at the beginning of the night, some were asking, “Who is Penguin Prison?” By the end of the first song, they knew. The question was then, “Where had his music been all our lives?!” Let your senses be apprehended by Penguin Prison. If his music doesn't get you grooving, check your pulse.. you might be dead!
1. Golden Train
2. The Worse It Gets
3. Something I'm Not
4. A Funny Thing
5. Don't Fuck With My Money
6. Fair Warning
Photo courtesy of Albert Brian www.delaobscura.com