Trenton Music Revolution

By Tamara Fuentes, Kim Ilkowski, Gabriella Oakley, and Gabe Salazar, and David O'Keefe


The Trenton Music Revolution group focused on Trenton's hidden punk rock scene. We interviewed local bands in Trenton, punk scholars and former band members who have performed at the historic City Gardens venue in Trenton to talk about the past, present, and future of the punk scene in Trenton. Our mission with this podcast is to show that punk is not dead. It is thriving and becoming a bigger music scene in Trenton. Through this podcast we want to show how Trenton is actually a safe area and dispel the negative stereotypes surrounding Trenton.

Trenton Music Revolution Group Members:

    Tamara Fuentes: Podcast host, interviewer, audio production, researcher

    Kim Ilkowski: Audio producer, researcher, production management

    Gabe Salazar: Project Manager, researcher, script writer

    Gabriella Oakley: Researcher, videographer, writer

    David O'Keefe: Interviewer

Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

By Gabriella Oakley, Kim Ilkowski, and Gabe Salazar

Photo: Kim Ilkowski

This sidebar features a slideshow of pictures of the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market. The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market is a tri-annual event that happens in Trenton's historic Roebling Machine Shop. It also contains a narrative story and a video that showcases all that the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market has to offer. Click on the title above to see the full article.

5 Memorable Moments

from City Gardens

By Tamara Fuentes and Kim Ilkowski

Photo: John Mousheghian

From Jon Stewart bartending to 90-cent Dance Night, City Gardens was a home to the craziest punk bands and amazing memories. Kim and Tamra narrowed down their five favorite moments from City Gardens from the book "No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes: An Oral History of New Jersey's Legendary City Gardens" by Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven DiLodovico. Click on the title to read the full article.

Tamara Fuentes interviewed Honah Lee band members Tim (left) and Dim (center) for our podcast. (Photo: Kim Ilkowski)

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