Life on Long Island
Back during the days when the 1980s were turning into the 1990s, Long Island’s club scene was going as strong as it ever has, and one of its main musical components was freestyle.
The dance subgenre used samples, electronic effects and percussion to form a sound that was delivered in both ballad and up-tempo speeds — with love and relationships, both successful and failed, almost always the...Read more »
On the chance you’ve never experienced the festivities that abound on “Thanksgiving Eve” (Wednesday. Nov. 21), know that it is a Long Island nightlife tradition. It's easily one of the biggest evenings for going out all year, since most people are off from work and/or school on Thanksgiving, and there are many folks home for the holidays--which inspires pubs and clubs to throw special parties...Read more »
If heading to bars and clubs is something you’re either not accustomed to doing, or you are saving your eventual appearance on the nightlife circuit for a special circumstance, “Thanksgiving Eve” (Wednesday, Nov. 22) could be the right night to get you out and about. With almost everybody on the Island home for the holidays and off from work on Thanksgiving, Long Island’s hot spots rise to the occasion...Read more »
Although life on Long Island has begun to return to normal for some residents following the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy, others are still reeling from the loss of property, home and other necessities. In the wake of the storm, charitable groups and relief organizations have worked to help provide essentials that have recently become elusive for some – and for three days, Even Flow Bar...Read more »
With many people still reeling from the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, the recovery remains under way. For some, the concept of such devastation was, until recently, a foreign one – as were the efforts of the American Red Cross, the disaster relief organization that is best recognized for its action taken during distant disasters. Now it is aiding in area rescue.
Delivering water,...Read more »
If you don’t enjoy being doused with neon pink and green paint in public, this party is definitely not for you.
However, if you are like the thousands and thousands of people who have attended a stop of the “Life In Color” tour, and would adore being splashed with various hues of splatter while dancing for hours to progressive house, electro and techno beats – Friday Sept. 28 will definitely...Read more »
Slowly but surely, it seems the boiling Brooklyn indie music scene is making inroads to Long Island.
The occasional shows featuring indie bands that happen east of the Cross Island Parkway are still nowhere close in frequency to the daily performances held in the aforesaid city borough. Interestingly, a major portion of these indie acts (“indie” as in “independent” of major commercial record...Read more »
When looking over the concert calendar of The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett (161 Main St. Amagansett, NY 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com), many of the acts are usually known to most – whether it’s because the performers have lengthy, often-iconic catalogs, or because the bands scheduled are local favorites, seen frequently at various venues throughout the year.
However, on Thursday, Aug....Read more »
It’s quite a strange fact: while so many Manhattanites and Brooklyn hipsters have made the Hamptons their summer home – the booming indie music scene of NYC has not really been included, with South Fork spots either using mostly local musicians or DJs for entertaining purposes.
However, of all the many clubs, lounges, eateries and other venues on the East End that feature live music,...Read more »
If you’re 25, 35, maybe 40 years old, and still going out to clubs, it may not seem possible but nightlife as we know it really started with disco.
Yes, today the genre is mostly relegated to play at weddings, block parties and on oldies-format radio stations and specialty shows, but during the 1970s there was a time when the sound and style (flashy clothes, DJ spinning, mingling) was so big...Read more »