Life on Long Island
During the days when grunge ruled rock radio and MTV, Live was among the genre’s most successful acts.
First gaining attention on the alternative music scene with songs like "Pain Lies on the Riverside" and "Operation Spirit” in the early 1990s, by the end of the decade the Pennsylvania-based group ended up selling millions of albums -- with later tracks like "Lightning...Read more »
For several years, the restaurant and bar known as the Hudson & McCoy Fish House was a major warm-weather destination on Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Hundreds of people would come to this corner spot every summer and fill its indoor space and large outdoor patio, taking on libations, conversation and lively music. Alas in 2013 the “Fish House” is no more — but the address is poised to remain a...Read more »
The Bunk House is Patchogue is currently one of the Island’s main stops for LGBT nightlife, and it plays host to drag shows on a frequent and regular basis. Most of the time, these events are thrown simply to entertain, but this weekend there’s a program scheduled to amuse while also helping to support a special cause.
It’s being called “Cancer Is a Drag,” and on April 28, the Bunk House stage...Read more »
Over the past quarter-century, dozens and dozens of pubs, clubs, bars, lounges, discos and other fun spots have come and gone from the LI nightlife scene — but a notable few have managed to outlast the competition, maturing from just “places to go” into establishments that can draw generations of Islanders in for amusement.
Among those that have proved to be most enduring is Changing Times:...Read more »
If you are either a fan of female-powered music or the possessor of some cool records that feature lady performers, this week’s BYOV bash at the Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream has an hour planned that’s sans man (save for the actual DJ).
The “Bring Your Own Vinyl” (BYOV) event is a long-running affair held monthly (every first Friday) at ‘Sip, a happening built on the idea of inviting...Read more »
Finding someone special is never an easy feat; whether you search online, roam the clubs or hope your friends can recommend someone decent to date, the hunt can often be challenging…as in really challenging.
However, on Friday, March 29 The Bunkhouse in Patchogue has a special event ready to go that will allow you to review some worthy companions – and all you need to do to get their attention...Read more »
Every spring, the world of music and entertainment centers on the massive series of conferences and festivals known as “South By Southwest” (SXSW) -- an annual March happening that consists of (almost) two weeks of concerts, film screenings and the debut of innovative technologies. For people who love breaking events in culture, it’s an exciting occurrence – but as it takes place in Austin, TX,...Read more »
In the creation of dance music, DJs and producers are the main forces behind the beat, which is what gets one and all on the dance floor. But when it comes to the part where we sing along, it’s almost always about the voice.
While there are many successful dance tracks that are virtually free from lyrical accompaniment, the biggest hits are often those that feature the efforts of a singer...Read more »
It won’t be hard to find a St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17, with virtually all of Nassau and Suffolk County bars, taverns and watering holes likely doing some sort of nod to this holiday that is considered by many to be a day best spent out wearing green, munching on corned beef and enjoying beverages (often of the “adult” ilk). However, the owners of the Nutty Irishman club-pubs have come up...Read more »
With the departure of Westbury’s mega-venue GLO last year, Aura Light and Sound Suite in East Meadow has become the top spot for the nation’s biggest DJs to work when bringing beats to Long Island – and this week sees two of the club world’s major talents over a three-day stretch.
The first to deliver a dynamic session will be New Jersey-born Junior Sanchez, set to arrive on Thursday, Feb....Read more »