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Two Halloween Musical Treats in Atlantic City, Ventnor Tonight

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Dan Fogel

Dan Fogel

Two of the Atlantic City area’s most respected and unique musicians — Dan Fogel and Malcolm Tent — both life-long residents of Margate, who play the Hammond B3 organ and accordion respectively, perform tonight in the A.C. area.

Fogel, who learned his instrument directly from the jazz masters of the Hammond B3 organ, who he’d catch as a young man during the 1960s in the many former jazz clubs in Atlantic City — including Jimmy Smith, Lonnie Smith, Larry Young, Jack McDuff, and many more — will kick off his residency at the Chelsea Pub in Atlantic City tonight (Oct. 31) with his trio.

Fogel was in the house band at the Wonder Gardens jazz club with fellow Atlantic City High School student Harvey Mason, who has gone on to a very successful career in modern jazz, including being a member of the band Fourplay.

Fogel has released several albums over the years, including his latest, 15 West, which includes liner notes by legendary jazz writer and critic Nat Hentoff.

Show starts at 7pm with a $15 fee at the door (on the second floor of the Inn). Read more about the show here.

Malcolm Tent (Photo: Jeff Schwachter)

Malcolm Tent (Photo: Jeff Schwachter)

Meanwhile, Atlantic City’s favorite punk accordion singer-songwriter, Malcolm Tent, will perform at 9pm sharp at Ventnor’s Melelani Cafe with Jeff Josephs. “We’ll be doing a special tribute to Lou Reed,” says Tent, “and it’s going to be my annual Halloween special [show].”

Malcom Tent’s latest album, Nada Chants, will be available at the show.

If you have never heard either of these outstanding performers, try to make it to at least one of these shows — or, better yet,  try to squeeze in both.

Happy Halloween!

Atlantic City Sandy Music Benefit Raises Thousands

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Margate punk accordion songwriter Malcolm Tent performed Saturday night. (Photo: Jeff Schwachter)

Margate punk accordion songwriter Malcolm Tent performed Saturday night. (Photo: Jeff Schwachter)

Le Grand Fromage hosted three days of music, featuring about 100 bands, to raise funds for two local groups hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy.

According to the festival’s organizer, Jerry Ryan, the three-day festival (Nov. 16-18) raised about $2,200 from the door. (There was a $10 admission fee.)

Musicians from as far away as Boston and Washington D.C. came together  for the “Re-Do AC” music benefit, which will assist the Brigantine Marine Mammal Stranding Center (Atlantic County) and the Ocean City Repertory Theatre (Cape May County) — each of which was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.Atlantic County

“The money is going to help them rebuild,” says Ryan. “They both had a lot of damage. Brigantine is my hometown so I wanted to get involved and help the Stranding Center there.”

Read more about the festival here. And, lastly, kudos to Jerry Ryan for putting this benefit together so quickly, Le Grand Fromage for hosting all three days and to the many artists who performed.


Click here for Atlantic City Weekly’s Local Music Guide.

Malcom Tent–Gary Mule Deer: Separated at Birth?

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Malcolm Tent (left) is the popular local musician who has a gig playing at Lucy the Elephant Saturday, June 18 (noon-4pm) for the new book signing by local children author Steve Winklestein, Lucy’s Great Adventure.

Gary Mule Deer (right) is a comedian who has been around for decades and will be opening for Johnny Mathis July 10 at Borgata.
If these two get in the same room, it will be hard to tell them apart!

Malcolm Tent – Live Radio Concert on WLFR

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
Malcolm Tent

Malcolm Tent

UPDATE: Local punk accordion player (who opened up for the Ramones in a pizza shop in Pittsburgh back in the ’70s) Malcolm Tent will take over Stockton College’s airwaves this afternoon at 5pm (Wed., June 24) for a live radio concert. If you can’t get the station 91.7 to come in, you can listen live to live Webcast on The live broadcast was supposed to be last Wednesday, but has been rescheduled for this afternoon. Enjoy!