Life on Long Island
Once the summer gets under way, the Hamptons becomes one of the most DJ-friendly places in the country. Successful mixers from NYC – and from around the world – come to the East End to spin. On June 22, a man whose talents have allowed him to expand past nightlife and become an international star will be working in the DJ booth at Neptune Beach Club: Paul Oakenfold.
Few DJs can match Oakenfold’s...Read more »
As many of LI’s devotees of underground clubs and music will tell you, the Broadway Bar in Amityville is an important stop . . . or was.
Since it arrived in 2010, the venue has hosted some unique events. New wave parties, punk rock shows, metal concerts, hip-hop battles and EDM bashes are only some of what had transpired within the walls over at 198 Route 110 — but despite its frequent use,...Read more »
The item is called a “red Solo cup,” something virtually all of us have used at some point.
Produced by the Solo Cup Company, these bright red plastic cups are frequently used at picnics and parties and in games that involve adult beverages (especially beer pong).
The Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore is adding yet another occasion that will require a purposeful deployment of the crimson drink-ware:...Read more »
To the delight of residents and visitors alike – the summer season has kicked off on Fire Island, in spite of what superstorm Sandy damaged.
There is no question that a great deal of rebuilding and repair is still necessary -- but with nightlife always considered a major component of the Fire Island experience -- anyone concerned with the current state of the bars and clubs across the Great...Read more »
Maxwell’s American Bar & Grille in Islip has always been a busy stop for nightlife, as well as for drinks and meals — and if you’re a fan, but one who may not have recently paid the pub a visit, as of the spring there is even more of Maxwell’s to enjoy.
Formerly set up with a single long tap counter and a dining area, the bar is now two-sided and able to handle double the amount of ale-minded...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 »
Although Long Island’s nightlife circuit remains a mostly mainstream experience, alternative events continue to pop up regularly -- with a potentially dynamic example of the Island’s underground scene taking place this weekend.
Anyone interested in cutting loose to techno, deep house and other sorts of offbeat beats -- versus the usual pop, hip-hop and other familiar party music playing elsewhere...Read more »
Although Leonardo DiCaprio has recently become synonymous with “The Great Gatsby,” the F. Scott Fitzgerald book from which his role (and the film he stars in) was adapted has much more to do with Long Island than anything Hollywood could put into or take from the classic tale.
For those who may not be aware, Fitzgerald took much inspiration for his novel from extravagant get-togethers held...Read more »
Hailing from Patchogue, Chrisette Michele — like a number of young, Long Island-born creative minds, now calls Brooklyn home. And while many LI youths that have made the journey to New York City to try and turn their talents into successful careers have yet to break through, Michele, 30, — a graduate of Five Towns College in Dix Hills — has already scored a Grammy nomination (best female R&B...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 »