Life on Long Island
Of all the bands that have performed on Long Island this year, few can be compared with The Misfits.
However, when it comes to the making of a comparison between the Lodi-based band and the rest of the musical world, the usual equations of success have to be thrown out – and instead replaced with points of legacy.
It’s not that The Misfits have sold enough records to compete with today’s...Read more »
Punk has gotten to the point where it has become quite mature . . . so to say.
The genre isn't known to be an art form that depends on its purveyors to perform with grace and civility, but with a good number of today’s active acts able to brag that their average ages surpass 30 years — and in certain cases, 40 — it’s clear that punk isn't just for (or by) kids anymore.
Some of the older...Read more »
Normally a spot thought of as a summer stop, Off Key Tikki in Patchogue has been putting in some hefty Halloween-time hours this year as well.
Already serving as the launching point for the Patchogue Riverfront Committee’s “Haunted Pirates Voyage,” this riverside venue will be hosting staged performances of “The Rocky Horror Show” on Sunday, Oct. 27, Thursday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 2.
The...Read more »
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 »
In 2013, the Long Island nightlife scene can be exciting, dressy, music-driven and fun, with most events powered by DJs spinning dance, hip-hop and pop. There are also plenty of pubs and bars where rock music plays, either live or on the jukebox. (Not to mention the growing amount of country music nights as well.)
However, flash back to 1993, a time that — while hosting parties that offered...Read more »
For many, signs of spring include flowers budding, warming temperatures, buzzing bugs and increased birdsong come the sunrise -- but over at The Cortland in Bay Shore, the arrival of the season is recognized . . . a bit differently.
As of Saturday, April 13, this hip and popular craft-beer pub (noted by Newsday as “The Coolest Bar on LI” in 2012) continues its ways of singular attractions...Read more »
Geographically speaking, Brooklyn and Queens are as much a part of Long Island as are Nassau and Suffolk counties, but when it comes to music the sounds found on either side of the Cross Island Parkway differs drastically.
In parts of Queens and much of Brooklyn, indie rock – bands that are represented by smaller labels and tend to appeal to fans who move away from straightforward or popular...Read more »
Throughout Monday, April 1, posts on the McFadden's Rockville Centre Facebook page kept mentioning a “farewell tour,” noting how there are only a limited number of remaining Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays before the bar would be closing its doors for good…which all seemed to be a joke, as this announcement was synchronous with April Fools' Day.
But as it turns out, these edicts were not...Read more »
The Nest Bar & Lounge in East Meadow may have opened quietly last fall, but otherwise the word “quiet” doesn’t really apply to this hip hang on East Meadow Avenue.
Perhaps its location keeps it a bit off the major bar radar. While East Meadow Avenue is often locally busy, it’s not a road that the most Long Islanders may end up searching for nightlife. However, The Nest has some of the...Read more »
Ask anyone who regularly spends many a late night out and about around Long Island in the wintertime and they are likely to agree: there have been some brutally cold evenings so far in 2013.
Of course, winters on LI are usually chilly times, especially after the sun has gone down -- but over in Rockville Centre there’s a party happening this weekend that is inspired by warmer months on the...Read more »