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Katy Tiz:

Ready To Conquer America

Atlantic Records has announced its signing of breakout pop phenomenon Katy Tiz. The UK-based singer’s smash single, “The Big Bang,” is available now. Recently named as American Top 40’s “Breakout Song,” “The Big Bang” is rapidly ascending at radio outlets nationwide. The beautiful blonde Tiz has fast earned accolades for her banging blend of wry lyrics with contemporary pop hooks and propulsive hip-hop and reggaeinspired beats. The London-based singer/songwriter is currently hard at work recording her debut album, set to arrive via Atlantic later this year. For more information, log on to or find Katy Tiz at Facebrook or Twitter.

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Photo: Jason Mraz by Jen Rosenstein

‘Late’ Is On Time

Cher’s Sunny: Multi-platinum British singer and songwriter Cher Lloyd soared directly to the top of many worldwide charts with her new single, “Sirens,” which reportedly was leaked by a few outlets, causing a happy furor for the new song. Watch it here: Sirens-Video. Lloyd enlisted her fans to premiere songs from her second fulllength album, Sorry I’m Late, which was released on May 27 on Epic Records. Powered by MTV Artists, MTV’s artist and music discovery site and app, fans debuted three album tracks, “Dirty Love,” “Human,” and “Bind Your Love” on their own socials. In addition, countless listeners made and submitted their own music videos for the tracks. Lloyd performed at The Paramount

listened,” said guitarist Glenn Tipton. “From start to finish, Redeemer Of Souls is 13 songs of pure classic Priest metal!” The band’s current lineup is singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.

Zakk Wylde

Zakk’s Stolen Axe Recovered

A Wylde Tale:

It’s any musician’s worst nightmare: On March 14, legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde’s Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom guitar was stolen from his tour bus in Chicago during a special “Experience Hendrix” show at the Chicago Theater. The guitar later turned up at Royal Pawn – a Chicago area pawn shop that is the setting of truTV’s “Hardcore Pawn” reality TV show. Wylde’s band, Black Label Society, performed as the musical guest on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on

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in Huntington several weeks back. More:

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Judas Priest: Many U.S. fans of the veteran metal band Judas Priest simply could not wait for the July 15 release date of their latest album, Redeemer Of Souls, so the band threw its legions of leather-adorned supporters a very meaty, very heavy bone: The title track from the upcoming album was released early via iTunes, and a clip of the song (plus the single’s artwork) is now available to sample at the band’s official website, Those expecting this veteran act to have mellowed with time and age had best change their expectations: “Sometimes in the past we may have come under fire for being too adventurous musically – so we have

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May 6, performing “Angel of Mercy” from their recently released album, Catacombs Of The Black Vatican, which debuted at #1 on the Independent, Rock, and Metal charts and at #5 on the Billboard 200. For more on this rock legend: and

A Sudden Superstar


Soulful singer/songwriter Troiano is off to an impressive start in his fledgling career. The handsome Canadian saw his debut EP release show in Toronto sell out two weeks in advance. On the EP, Inner Battles, Troiano creates a raw and organic sound that rejects

many of the production norms of today’s pop. Drawing from a variety of musical influences such as Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, and Elton John, the songs on the EP are inspired by young love and struggle, framed with infectious drum and synth bass grooves, vintage keys, and funky guitar, topped with Troiano’s unique, passionate vocals. If the name sounds somewhat familiar, this is a newbie with a lineage: Young Julian Troiano is the nephew of Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Domenic Troiano, who performed with some of the biggest groups of the 1970s (including The Guess Who and The James Gang). Learn more at

His Summer Of ‘Yes’

Jason Mraz:

Jason Mraz will release his new album, Yes!, on July 15 – but until then, he’s unveiled “Mraz Monday,” releasing a new track every Monday; look for songs at YouTube and Facebook. Mraz’ fifth studio release sees the troubadour teaming with longtime friends and collaborators Raining Jane for an acoustic and more intimate sound than heard on his previous releases. Yes! was produced by Mraz along with Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, Rilo Kiley).


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NY Lizards Return

Anyone who has ever even attempted to play lacrosse will tell you it’s one of the most physical sports on the planet – and an easier way to enjoy it is MLL’s New York Lizards, which play their professional games at Hofstra University in Hempstead. This season, attackman Rob Pannell of Smithtown is leading this game squad against a tough array of Major League Lacrosse opponents. Upcoming home games include June 21 against the Charlotte Hounds; June 21 versus the Ohio Machine; July 3 against the Florida Launch; plus two more regular season contests. For more information, tickets and to learn about upcoming promotions, log on to

Food, Folks, & Fun:

Festivals For All Of LI

The Mattituck Lions Club’s annual Strawberry Festival is June 12 through 15 at 1175 Route 48 in Mattituck; information: (631) 298-2222. This festival will feature music, rides, ethnic foods, shortcake, arts and crafts, and vendors on Saturday and Sunday. The “hulling of the berries” will take place Thursday evening, with fireworks scheduled on Friday and Saturday nights. Free parking and shuttle services are available; this event will be free for dads on Father’s Day … “Street Fair On The Green” returns to Eisenhower Park’s Field 8 in Hempstead on June 7 and 8 from 10 am to 6 pm. Learn more at

Best Bets For Area Fun … The second annual Centerreach Fair takes place June 8 from 10 am to 6 pm at Mark Tree Road; this rain-or-shine event features more than 200 vendors.

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Pet Events Leash LI

“Rescues Rock The Runway V” takes place on June 8 from 9 am to 5 pm at The Upsky Hotel in Patchogue. The event is described as “an afternoon of pet fashion, food, and fun” as pampered pooches display cutting-edge designer pet clothing … Save-A-Pet presents its 15th annual “Hounds on the Sound” 3K walk and dog adoption event on June 8 from 10 am to 3 pm at Memorial Park in Port Jefferson ( … The grand opening of the Forgotten Friends Of Long Island Pet Adoption Center is June 8 from 10 am to 4 pm at 4 East Village Green in Levittown. Learn more at

FINALLY! The Beaches Are Back

After a harsh winter, we’re happy to report that it’s beach season once again, with record crowds expected at Jones Beach State Park, Long Beach, Lido Beach, the Rockaways, and everywhere else there is a body of water. Most fields at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh opened on Memorial Day weekend. This year’s entry fee is $8 per car. The Park offers much more than the famous beach, with miniature golf, night sport fishing, paddle ball, shuffleboard, golf, swimming pools, jogging, and more attractions than we have room to list here – not the least of which are the colorful, swimsuit attired area visitors to the Park themselves. Learn more at

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Under-The-Radar Activites In The Borough Photo: Big Apple Circus by Helena Smith

Big Apple Circus: Back At Cunningham

Rocket Park Mini Golf At Hall Of Science

Miniature golf is back as the popular “Rocket Park Mini Golf”area stays open from 10 am to 6 pm on weekends (weather permitting) through December 31 at The New York Hall Of Science in Corona. Kids can play in a miniature golf course beneath the shadow of two real, retired NASA rockets. The golf course is a path of a complete space flight. There are nine holes which have gravity wells, warped space, and asteroids holes. Admission is $6, which includes regular admission to the Hall Of Science. Rocket Park Mini Golf reveals that the same laws of motion and gravity that guide the path of a spaceship control the motion of golf balls here on Earth. In this nine-hole miniature golf course, players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more. The Park is recommended for ages 6 and older. Contact NYSCI at (718) 699-0005 for weather closings.

Geeks Unite!

Eternal Con: A Comic Book & Fantasy Fan’s Dream In Garden City


fter the success of its inaugural event in June 2013, Eternal Con – The Long Island Comic Con – returns with a two-day extravaganza on June 14 and 15 at The Cradle of Aviation’s Reckson Center in Garden City. This year’s celebrity guests include Rebecca Mader (Once Upon A Time); Glenn Hetrick (star of the SYFY Channel hit series “FaceOff”); the original Red Power Ranger; Steve Cardenas; Zach Galligan (star of Gremlins); Catherine Mary Stewart (star of The Last Starfighter and Weekend at Bernie’s); WWE wrestling legend Mick Foley; Tiamak (star of The Last Dragon); Paris Themmen (star of Willie Wonka & The Chocolate factory); and more guests to be announced. Comie book industry stars attending are Amanda Conner (Supergirl, Harley Quinn), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane), Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), Bob Larkin, Sean Chen (X-Men, Iron Man),

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The family oriented, inexpensive day out known as The Big Apple Circus returns to Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows through June 15; for advance tickets, show times, and schedules, log on to This year’s event – an annual springtime tradition in the popular public park – is dubbed “Luminocity,” and as with the 2013 presentation, the show is hosted by the charismatic ringmaster John Kennedy Kane. Attractions this summer include clown Rob Torres, high wire artists Duo Guerrero, “flimlam man” Pierre Ginet, and other circus performers. When logging on, check out the BAC’s “Clown Care Unit,” one of the most heartwarming charities on the planet. – Bob Smith

Billy Tucci (Shi, Wonder Woman), and more than 70 other comic book professionals. On Sunday, June 15 in honor of Father’s Day, Eteranal Con will present “Kids’ Day,” which will feature special events for children, including “Youngling Training” where children are invited to join the NY-Jedi instructors in a supervised training session to learn basic light saber choreography and technique. Every child who participates will receive a free light saber. New for 2014 is the “Cosplay Parade,” free and open to the public. The parade will begin at 9 am on Saturday, June 14 and proceed along Charles Lindberg Boulebard and lead into The Cradle of Aviation Museum’s parking lot. More information on the parade is available on the Eternal Con website. One of the biggest attractions of the 2013 Eternal Con was the “Costume Contest” in the Cradle of Aviation’s 300-seat IMax Theatre. This year’s event will be pre-judged by Glenn Hetrick and Amanda Conner. This live event will be simulcast on the IMax screen so that everyone in the theater can get an up-close look at all the costumes. The contest is open to all cos players and fans. Again this year, Eternal Con will help raise

Johnny Mathis

Kupferberg Center Announces Fall Sked

The Colden Auditorium at The Kupferberg Center, located at Queens College in Flushing, has announced that tickets are now on sale for performances during its 2014 autumn schedule. Already booked are pop music legend Johnny Mathis (“Chances Are,” “Wonderful, Wonderful”) on October 26, a rare area appearance by The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra on November 15, and a holiday show by The Vienna Boys Choir on December 7. Tickets and information: money for several worthy charities

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of Long Island, Hurricane Sandy Relief, and The Special Olympics. In addition, Long Island Blood Services will be in attendance and will conduct a special blood drive. Eternal Con will also be supporting the fund-raising efforts with a series of charity auctions and a portion of the ticket sales from “Cosplay Night,” to take place at the New York Mets’ game at Citi Field in Flushing on June 12, presented by Eternal Con. Throughout the weekend of Eternal Con, attendees will have the opportunity for “Portfolio Reviews,” Gaming tournaments, informative panels (such as the “Women In Comics” panel), the return of the Rebecca Planet Of The Mader Apes movie prop gallery, a car show (with the 1966 Batmobile and many other cars from movies and television), a expanded art show, Cosplay groups, special performances, and a vendor room with more than 150 tables of toys, jewelry, clothing, and collectibles. For convention updates and announcements on additional guests and attractions at this year’s Eternal Con, log on to, or find Eternal Con on Facebook and Twitter.


The Biggest Events At Area Performing Arts Centers & Theaters Photo: Duncan Sheik by Lexi Lambros

Duncan Sheik YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore June 12 at 8 PM • (631) 969-1101

Sheik is a Grammy Award and two-time Tony Award winning singer-songwriter and composer, possibly best known for composing the score for the Broadway juggernaut Spring Awakening. As a solo artist, his Atlantic Records debut spawned the ubiquitous hit “Barely Breathing,” which spent 55 weeks on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart and scored sales of more than 750,000 copies. At his live shows, fans can expect a bit of everything – solo hits, turns from his theater project, or even songs from his whimsical project, “Duncan Sheik Covers The 80s.”

Bernie Williams & His All-Star Band Jane Monheit Madison Theatre, Molloy College, March 1 at 8 pm • Staller Center for Rockville CentreUniversity the Arts, Stony Brook June 6 at 8 PM • (866) 811-4111 • (516) 323-4444 (631) 632-2787 The former New York Yankees center fielder – now The beautiful smooth Long Island native returns to the this a best-selling jazz guitarist – headlines Staller withThe songs from her Bombers new album, concertCenter to benefit Long Island andThe Heart Of The Matter. star in both the jazzDivision, and Rockville Centre LittleALeague Challenger cabaret worldsprograms since emerging as atofinalist in thethe local baseball dedicated educating Thelonious Monk Institute’s 1998 vocal competicommunity about blindness through the game of tion, thebaseball. Grammy-nominated has recorded “beep” Williams has Monheit been an avid supnine studio albums and has worked alongside the porter of the organization for over a decade. Expect likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan a band of top-flight musicians and a wealth of pop, Lins. jazz, and smooth sounds as Williams takes his audience through a gamut of styles and tempos.

Tuck & Patti Suffolk Theater, Riverhead June 8 at 8 pm (631) 727-4343

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Perhaps the greatest jazz “crossover” duo of them all, Tuck & Patti have scored a shockingly large legion of fans that seemingly don’t listen to any other “jazz” music at all. That’s thanks in part to the fact that Tuck & Patti are as accessible as they are melodic, and as upbeat as they are musical. Tuck manages to produce fully orchestrated songs with melody, rhythm, chords, percussion, and bass – using only a single guitar, no less – while Patti’s soulful voice has won her accolades worldwide. More superstars coming to Suffolk Theater: On June 7, R&B/soul legend Ben E. King performs at this grand, still-new venue.

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Wonderous Stories K.J. Farrell’s, Bellmore June 13 at 10 PM • (516) 804-9925

Nothing says “Long Island” like Wonderous Stories, which performs covers of legends such as Yes, Genesis, The Who, Billy Joel, and countless others with such passion that they are not only regulars at Farrell’s, one of the Island’s most popular and fastest growing music clubs, but they’ve been booked at large venues such as NYCB Theatre at Westbury as well throughout the tenure of the group. The lineup of Tommy Williams, Ricky Martinez, Mark Bonder, Kenny Forgione, and Kevin McCann are all accomplished in their own right, but put them together and it clicks like magic and is ... wondrous (we just had to).


As a public service, here are things to avoid, making sure you have a safe and enjoyable summer (and beyond): Never Listen To “Pssst”: So you’re standing in line at the PAC, amphitheater, or ballpark when the smiling dude with a stack of tickets offers you “second row center.” Buying from strangers, even today, is a fool’s game. Rely on StubHub or officially endorsed secondary market online outlets if there’s something you absolutely must see. Tick, Tick, Tsk, Tsk: Don’t believe those smiling faces on TV home shopping networks: “Timepieces” known by disgruntled buyers as “TV watches” are cheaply made, usually slappedtogether in China watches sold with jargon like “collectible,” “luxury,” “Swiss made,” and “limited edition.” Don’t fool for it; if a “brand” isn’t sold on Fifth Avenue, it’s probably just about worthless. Sorry Sight Lines: Upper deck seats at Citi Field on the aisles, where views are sometimes blocked by plexiglass; far-

reaching Yankee Stadium bleacher seats, where you stare at the side of a wall; the last five rows in the upper tank at Jones Beach, where the view resembles ants on a cracker; upper end zone at MetLife.

Jimmy & The Parrots Mulcahy’s Pub & Music Hall, Wantagh

June 6 at 9 PM • (516) 783-7500 Ahoy, matey: Grab your beach chair, your suntan oil, and order your favorite drink from the Mul’s top shelf, and get ready for a trip to the islands with the one of the nation’s busiest tributes to Jimmy Buffett. For more than 11 years, this upbeat act has played to crowds all over the United States as well as the Caribbean, and been a featured band for the last several “Meeting of the Minds Parrot Head” conventions in Key West, Florida. Their Key West performances have also included well-known venues such as the Rick’s Café, Sloppy Joe’s, Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel, Schooner Wharf, and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.

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The Vegas Queen Earns Her Crown

s Britney Spears wrapped up another round of sold-out performances during the spring run of “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, tickets to new show dates for the legendary pop icon’s wildly popular Las Vegas resident show have been added and are now on sale. Because all of Britney’s shows to date have been sold out and due to rapid sales of her existing August and September 2014 dates, additional performances have been added in August and September, as well as shows in October and November, New Year’s Eve weekend, and February 2015. The addition of these performances marks an increased number of shows over those Britney was previously scheduled to perform throughout her two-year Las Vegas residency.

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With the new show dates added, and inclusive of the shows currently on sale, the following dates are all available for sale to the public: • August 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, and 31 • September 3, 5, 6, and 10 • October 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 29, and 31 • November 1, 5, 7, and 8 • December 27, 28, 30, and 31 • January 28, 30, and 31, 2015

• February 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, and 28, 2015 Dazzling fans with show-stopping and daring performances for more than 15 years, many critics believe that Spears has truly brought her most spectacular show ever to Las Vegas. A celebration of one of the

most illustrious careers in music history, the production is a compilation of more than 20 of Britney’s worldwide hits, including “Baby One More Time,” “Oops I Did It Again,” “Toxic,” “Circus,” “Womanizer” and “Slave 4 U,” as well as new material from her recently released album, Britney Jean. The show by its very nature is the most cutting-edge pop concert experience ever produced for Las Vegas, f eaturing a four-piece band, 14 dancers, elaborate sets, costumes, and state-of-theart, neverbefore-seen technology. Directed by Baz Halpin, the show’s creative team also includes assistant creative director Melissa Garcia, multimedia designer GEODEZIK, choreographers The Squared Division, and costume designer Marco Marco. For tickets and information on Spears’ historic Las Vegas residency, log on to the official show website,

Jazz & Blues


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Chrisette Jazz Festival will continue Michele its longstanding relationship with City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage program, presenting two double bills in Central Park. These free performances will spotlight Spanish vocalist Buika and acclaimed vocalist/ violinist Marques Toliver on June 22, as well as pianist Jon Batiste and Stay Human and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble on June 29. Several prominent f estival shows have been added to various Blue Note Entertainment Group venues. Recently confirmed collaborations include jazz icons Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith (Blue Note Jazz Club, June 10 and 11); “Sly Reimagined,” a project with Global Noize interpreting the music of Sly & The Family Stone, featuring Jason Miles, Nona Hendryx, Maya Azucena, Falu, and Cyro Baptista (Highline Ballroom, June 8); and guitarist Fabrizio Sotti & Friends, with Tony Grey, Mino Cinelu, Algebra Blessett, M1 of Dead Prez, and Claudia Acuña, among others (Highline Ballroom, June 4). Rounding out several R&B centric shows at the festival, such as Lalah Hathaway, Ruben Studdard, and Oleta Adams, Long Island native Chrisette Michele will perform at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on June 27. Additional shows include: Salt-N-Pepa (Highline Ballroom, June 6), The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (B.B. King Blues Club, June 21), and Willie Nile (Highline Ballroom, June 18). Visit for the most current public lineup and schedules (including various late night and brunch shows that have been added to Blue Note Jazz

Blue Note Jazz Festival Takes Over Apple: Now running through June 30, The 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival has scheduled more than 150 performances at more than 15 venues throughout New York City. Lineup additions include an outdoor “Ornette Coleman Celebration,” as well as headliners Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Buika, Marques Toliver, Chrisette Michele, Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Fabrizio Sotti & Friends, Salt-N-Pepa, Maxi Priest, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Willie Nile, and George Porter Jr., among others. Ticket information and a current schedule of events/locations is available on the official website, Reinforcing the festival’s underlying theme of distinctive collaborations (with pairings such as Bobby McFerrin & Questlove, André Previn & Christian McBride, and Ramsey Lewis with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey, among others), Blue Note Jazz Festival will present “Celebrate Ornette: The Music of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman Vibe” in partnership with Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 12, a free outdoor concert at The Prospect Park Bandshell. Ornette Coleman’s son Denardo Coleman, a drummer who debuted on record with his father at the age of 10, convenes a deep lineup of special guests, with his own band (Al Macdowell, bass; Tony Falanga, bass; Charles Ellerbe, guitar; Antoine Roney, Kenny Wayne Shepherd sax) at the core. Special guests Club, The B.B. King Blues Club & include Afrika Bambaataa, Bill Grill, and the downstairs Lucille’s Laswell, Bruce Hornsby, Flea, Bar & Grill at B.B. King Blues Club Geri Allen, Henry Threadgill, schedules). More guests and James “Blood” Ulmer, Joe Lovano, surprises are being added on an and Patti Smith. almost daily basis, so check often Adding to this year’s outdoor for updates.


estivals are the new concert craze, and the season is now entering high gear. The hot ticket this summer for the music lover and craft beer enthusiast is Beer Fields, which goes down June 21 at The Pennysaver Amphitheatre in Farmingville. The ticket price includes a three-hour beer sampling from more

and Sixpoint Brewery will also be showcasing their latest craft creations. With a combined 150 types of beer, there is something for even the pickiest session drinker. A shockingly low ticket price makes this event a nobrainer; where else can you find a stacked lineup of bands and all the best beers from around the country? For more information, visit or call (631) 648-2500.

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than 75 breweries from around the country and a killer lineup of bands: Grammy-nominated reggae artist Matisyahu headlines in support of his soon to be released album, Akeda, and a bevy of local talent rounds out the bill in Oogee Wawa, former Long Island Music Festival winners Non Stop To Cairo, Funkin A, The Warden Fame, and


he State Fair Meadowlands takes place in East Rutherford, New Jersey from June 20 through July 6. Headliners include Red Jumpsuit Apparatus on June 27, and Heffron Drive on June 28. Twenty other up-and-coming bands from the NY/NJ area will also perform throughout the fair’s 17-day run. The fair also boasts 150 rides and

Matisyahu Headlines Beer Fields In Farmingville Soul Junkies, as well as nationally touring act Ballyhoo. This year sees the debut of the Krombacher VIP Deck, which features a full liquor bar, catered food from Bobbique (one of Patchogue’s best restaurants and venues), and free Krombacher beer. Local breweries such as Blue Point, Great South Bay Brewery, Long Ireland Beer Company, Barrier Brewing Co., and Brooklyn Brewery will be there with old favorites and new special run brews. National breweries such as Goose Island, Dogfish Head, Troegs,

attractions on more than 35 acres of fairgrounds, which includes 50 food vendors, rides, and more. Info:, or call (973) 450-1073.

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teve Kerr may turn out to be a Mark terrific NBA head coach but I am Jackson wondering why he became the flavor of the month just because Knicks president Phil Jackson wanted him to be the next Knicks head coach. Although he enjoyed a good career as a player in the NBA he was never a head coach in the league although he was in charge of basketball operations for the Phoenix Suns from 2007 through 2010 in which the Suns made the playoffs twice and had a winning record for his entire tenure. Kerr spurned the Knicks last month as he decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Jackson must have known that Kerr would have ambivalent feelings about working in New York for reasons that had nothing to do with Madison Square Garden CEO James L. Dolan. Even when he was working for the Suns Kerr would commute to Phoenix from his home in San Diego. If you have spent any time in this beautiful Southern California city then you would find it hard to fault him. Of course Knicks fans still don’t know how if Phil Jackson, who also enjoys the SoCal lifestyle, will be a regular on coast to coast red eye flights. I was surprised that the Warriors dismissed former Knicks and St. John’s University star Mark Jackson as their head coach. Mark did a fine job leading the Warriors to playoff appearances in consecutive years for the first time since 1992. This year they won over 50 games for the first time in 20 years.

By Lloyd Carroll After Steve Kerr decided against the Knicks I figured that Mark Jackson would be a no-brainer choice for the Knicks. He grew up in Cambria Heights; was a local hoops hero; and certainly would have no problems communicating with the New York media in light of the fact that he was an outstanding broadcaster on both the YES Network and ESPN. Mark must have picked up a cold vibe from Phil Jackson because he quickly signed a new broadcasting deal with ESPN. Knicks fans who are looking for a kernel of good news may take comfort in a quick conversation that I had with free agent-tobe Carmelo Anthony at last month’s ESPN Upfront (the Worldwide Leader in Sports’ annual presentation of upcoming programming to advertisers and media). Melo told me that he has been spending the off-season working on promoting his line of coconut water, Power Coco. I told him that I hope to see him around the Garden next fall and he replied “We’re working on it!” with a huge grin. It’s hard to classify the Brooklyn Nets’ season as either a success or a failure. If you want to be opti-



IGBT Champions: Recent Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) champions have included Rob Foerster of East Meadow, who won a AMF Babylon event; Donald Eubanks of Elmsford, who won his first event at AMF Wantagh (above); New York City’s Cary Fishman, who won his fourth title at the recent AMF East Meadow event; and a great story in 77-year-old Gwendolyn Ganus of Brooklyn, who won the championship on May 18 at South Levittown Lanes. David Kuperszmid of Brooklyn won the Memorial Day Weekend Major at AMF Babylon, taking home $3,000. Look for information on upcoming 2014 summer tournaments at Sum-sum-sum-summertime: New for summer 2014 are Friday night 9 Pin Tap Tournaments each week at 7 pm at JIB Lanes in Flushing. More information: (718) 591-0600. South Levittown Super Scores: Here’s a batch of high league scores from South Levittown Lanes: Joanne Perry 206, 279, 248, and a 733 series; April Fucci 258; Nina Fontana 222; Kathy Calvacca 210; Heather Mitchell 203; Russell Cohen 300; Kmar Wilder 300 and a 747 series; Jason Kubat 290 and a 736 series; Ross Robbins 290 and a 734 series;

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mistic you can cite that they were in worse shape than the Knicks were at the end of 2013 and yet they made it to the second round of the NBA playoffs. You can even add that they finally beat the Miami Heat in the regular season after losing thirteen straight times to them. And let’s face it; no sane person actually thought they were going to defeat LeBron, Dwyane & Company in the playoffs. A pessimist would point out that team owner Mikhail Prokhorov did not exactly get his money’s

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worth for a payroll that hovered not too far away from the $200 million mark. In addition, this aging squad had a very small window of time to win a title and it’s now being slammed shut. One thing is indisputable: Nets point guard By Bob Smith Photos: Marshall Kent courtesy PBA, LLC; LIGBT winner courtesy LIGBT

Dwight Flowers 289 and a 734 series; Bill Gillespie Jr. 289 and a 741 series; Nick Filosa 279; James Anemne 279; Steve Kolodny 279; Jim Lizzo 279; Kenny Sanders 270 and a 776 series; Mike Sodano 278 and a 758 series; Charles Harris 275; Nick D’Anna 270 and a 776 series; Vonetta Jollife 225; Shawn Green 761 series; Mike Forman 742 series; Brian Sulzbach 738 seres; Pat Curatolo 213; Heidi Castor 206; Barbara Kegel 204; Ann Marie Romano 204; Anne Zajack 201; Ralph Yandoli 721 series. Herrill Highs: We print all sanctioned league scores (men 275 or higher, women 200 or higher, plus significant series), so here’s a fresh batch from Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park: Liz Colantonio 207; JoAnne Perry 265 and 688 series; Kathy Chernow 647 series; Sylvia Abanes 216; Carol Ganelli 202, 210; MaryAnn Mercurio 201; Ron Neugebauer 770 series; Jen Madden 210, 257; Lorraine Donovan 216; Christopher Quinn 721 series; Gin Yee 278; Ken Egan 279; Tommy Genova Sr. 709 series; Steven Tibaldi 725 series; Jennifer DeVoti 222. Send in your high scores to gtmag@ Labita, Sobel Win LIYBT Titles: In LIYBT news, 50 bowlers participated on May 4 at Whitestone Lanes at the LIYBT End of Year Invitational, with Fran Labita (handicap) and Ben Sobel (scratch) making the winner’s circle. The title match can be viewed on video at Scholarship winners: Handicap division: Fran Labita $75, Bobby Fox $50, Jeremy Lutsky $30. Scratch Division: Ben Sobel $150, Bryan Dragotta $120, Erik Zimmerman $100, Adam Zimmerman $60, Jacob Klein $40, Willie Rich $25 Scratch Eliminator (22 entries): Jacob Klein $22, Erik Zimmerman $15, Kristina Genova $7.

June 9 will see The LIYBT End Of Year Invitational at AMF Babylon Lanes, with a $1,000 top scholarship prize to be won. Learn more – including summer schedules – at and PBA In The Summer: PBA summer events will be broadcast on cable television’s CBS Sports Network on consecutive Tuesdays beginning in June. For more information, including a full

Marshall Kent programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to ... Collegiate star Marshall Kent will make his debut as a PBA member during this year’s Summer Swing ... PBA Hall of Fame member Parker Bohn III recently won his first PBA50 (formerly Seniors) title.


By Lloyd Carroll Photos: Jason Kidd, Deron Williams courtesy NBA; Mark Jackson by Rose White (Commons); Rafael Montero by Bob Smith

Rafael Montero

Deron Williams is not an elite player and his maximum contract is a complete waste of financial resources. Nets general manager Billy King will have to be a magician to find an NBA desperate enough to want his services. I wonder if A-Rod is following the success so far of Yangveris Solarte. If he is then he has to be worried about winning back his old third base job next spring. Derek Jeter will be devoting time to the

publishing industry as soon as he retires as he will have his own imprint at Simon & Schuster. Before one of the Subway Series games Derek told me that he isn’t interested in sports titles per se. “I would like to publish books in which successful people talk about how they got from point A to point B in their lives.” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson surprised cynics by calling up pitchers Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero before June which meant that they would be eligible for both salary arbitration and free agency a year sooner than if Alderson had waited just another few weeks. “I am more concerned if players are ready for the big leagues than I am about the Super 2 rule,” he told the press last month. Veteran relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth wasn’t singing Sandy’s praises as he cut him just hours before $750,000 of his contract would become guaranteed. The 38 year-old Farnsworth was mediocre at best and it’s hard to fault Alderson on this decision. New York Racing Association officials have to be thrilled that this year a thoroughbred, California Chrome, has a shot at the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes slated for Belmont Park on June 7. It would appear that California Chrome’s biggest competition will come from Wood Memorial winner Wicked Strong and the horse that Wicked Strong upset that early April afternoon at Aqueduct, Social Inclusion. If California Chrome fails to win the Belmont Stakes I don’t want to hear how he stepped on something in his stall just before the race. That excuse has been done to death by previous trainers of failed Triple Crown aspirants.


The horse that won the Ruffian Stakes at Belmont was named Fifty Shades Of Hay. You gotta love that name! Linebacker Anthony Barr was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. The day before the draft Subway Restaurants introduced him as its latest professional athlete endorser by unveiling a gigantic sculpture of him comprised of vegetables used in footlongs at a Manhattan press event. The new film Million Dollar Arm stars Jon Hamm as JB Bernstein, a down-on-his-luck sports agent, who comes up with the brainstorm that there is undiscovered pitching talent in India because cricket, which involves throwing, is that country’s national pastime. Two of his discoveries did get a chance to play for a low level minor league Pirates team in 2007 but that has been about it so far.

Million Dollar Arm

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Film Reviews

By Cody Bell

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

allow us to list the reasons you should see X-Men: Days Of Future Past: • Jennifer Lawrence in a bodysuit made of skin-tight Lycra. • Hugh Jackman, once again defying the odds, making who in the comic books was just one of many X-Men (Wolverine) into the greatest

on-screen costumed crusader of them all. • The best 1970s time travel sequences since the glory days of Austin Powers. In case you missed it: • Jennifer Lawrence in a bodysuit made of skintight Lycra. In all seriousness, the real reason to see this installment in the X-Man saga is the return of filmmaker Brian Singer to the series. Unlike most directors who concentrate mainly on the BAM! POW! BOOM!, Singer relies as much on character development as he does on action and special effects. It’s easy to leave the theater actually caring about such largerthan-life characters as Wolverine and Magneto. These are, after all, mutants, cast into a world they did not choose to enter; themes such as this are what made Marvel the worthy alternative to DC as far back as the 1960s. All in all, it’s amazing that The X-Men – from a comic book that was actually discontinued because of lack of interest in the early 1970s – stand alone as the most entertaining comic book heroes of all time.

rather than the villain that he often is in many of the Japanese films. He is a marvel to look at, standing more than 300 feet tall. Certain points of the movie were awe inspiring, making the audience at ths screen cheer and applaud. Yes, Godzilla has his iconic atomic breath. There is plenty of destruction, but it comes too late in the film to really stand out. Taylor-Johnson has most of the movie to himself, and he is so bland there should have been less of him. Instead, he is there

for just about every key plot piece. Even Cranston and Olsen hardly have enough screen time, and for all the scenes that Watanabe is in, he doesn’t do much other than give proclamations and plot exposition. This monster has proven his worth for a franchise more than 60 years old, still pulling its weight by bringing in over $90 million in its opening weekend. For fans of monster movies and the kaiju genre, this film may be enjoyable, but others may want to stay clear. – Ryan Larkin

Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Booboo Stewart, Halle Berry, Ellen Paige, Anna Paquin Directed by Brian Singer and Matthew Vaughan 20th Century Fox

There was a time when, as you approached one of those circular, whirling comic book racks, the name of the magazine these characters were culled from was “The Uncanny X-Men.” That’s what we were thinking as we watched this new ultra-mega-giganto-supreme blockbuster spooled before our disbelieving eyes: This freakin’ thing is uncanny. We know that in recent years there have been movies made of virtually every famous Marvel and DC Comics character; we realize that some serious filmgoers may have had their fill of Avengers and Supermen and Green Lanterns and X-Men and Hulks and Iron Men. Well, Poindexter, The Grand Budapest Hotel is on screen 11 at our local twelve-plex; if you’re looking for us, you can find us at screens 1 through 8, all sold out for the 7 pm performances of what might be the grandest superhero thrillers ever made. We realize that giving away the plot for these sort of things, well, gives away the plot, so instead,

Film Reviews


Starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron TaylorJohnson, Juliette Binoche, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe Directed by Gareth Edwards Warner Brothers

Godzilla is back after the 1998 flop directed by Roland Emmerich to take another shot at the box office. This time, with newcomer director Edwards, who has previously directed only one movie, Monsters. Edwards follows a similar format from his first movie here, teasing the audience and then finally giving the big payoff at the end. For a movie titled “Godzilla,” the monster isn’t shown much, having about 20 minutes of screen time. Fortunately, there are two other monsters that share the screen with him. These creatures, called M.U.T.O.s, are a mixture of insect and bat and can more than hold their own in the climactic battle. Surprisingly, most of the movie is about people. We have Joe Brody, played by Cranston, his son played by Taylor-Johnson, known best from the Kick Ass films, and Taylor-Johnson’s wife, played by Olsen. Aside from this family, there is also Watanabe as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa, a nod to a character in the original 1954 Japanese film of the same name. After Cranston’s wife, played by an underused Binoche, accidentally dies at a nuclear plant, he decides to investigate and see if the government is covering something up. Of course, they are, and there are now monsters stomping across Hawaii and San Francisco. In this film, Godzilla is the hero

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Tuesday, June 3

Nassau Rickey Roche – Paddy's Loft (Massapequa) Jazz Jam Session – Walk Street Tavern (New Hyde Park) Frank Walker Open Mic – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Body & Soul – City Café (Garden City) Lou Messana & Al Cardillo – Sage Bistro (Woodbury) Suffolk Acoustic Open Mic Nite hosted by David Jon Paisley – 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Open Mic with Dan Acosta + DJ Harry-Oke – The Thirsty Scholar (Holbrook) Open Mic – Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) The Cogs Singles Open Jam – Gator Blue (East Islip) Open Jam w/George Cintron & Rob DeMartino – Katies of Smithtown Paul Mahas – Dockers Waterside (Quogue) Industry Night – Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) NYC/Queens Solo Piano – Kitano New York Hotel (NYC) Emilio Solla CD Release – Jazz Standard (NYC) Peter Evans' Zebulon Trio – Cornelia Street Café (NYC) Frank Vignola's Guitar Night: Al Caiola, Vinny Raniolo and special guest – The Cutting Room (NYC) The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience – Blue Note (NYC)

Wednesday, June 4

Nassau Open Micw/The Night Owls Band – Phat Daddys Pub (Oceanside) Jerry Costanzo And His Trio – Don Lorenzo's Restaurant and Lounge (Glen Cove) Donny Celenza and Nina Gordon – Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Blues Jam w/Joe Vicino Band – Sunset Grill (Seaford) Tommy T. Mudcat Blues Jam w/Mike Nugent and Ian Petillo – The Breakers Bar (Bayville) Open Mic hosted by Robert Sloan – Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic w/"Big Daddy" John Struck – The Homestead (Oyster Bay)

Your Guide To Local Events Eddie Sessa – City Café (Garden City) Brian McGeough – R.S. Jones (Merrick) Wonderous Stories – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Amanda Camille – Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Suffolk Open Blues/Jazz Jam – Park Avenue Studios/Briggs Music (Huntington) Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. – Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) The Cogs Singles Open Jam – The Stadium (Bohemia) Open Jam w/Ed The Hat & Friends w/Ed D'Alessio – The Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma) Annie Morgan – Dockers Waterside (Quogue) Sagewind w/Scott Bravo & Gabriel D Antoni – Homegrown Café (Port Jefferson) Garet Newmans Jazz Jam – East End Republican Club (Sayville) Sweet Suzi + Sugga Fix – Bobbique (Patchogue) Smoking Gun – Giacomo Jack's (Amityville)

Thursday, June 5 Nassau Frank Walker Open Mic – Sunset Grill (Seaford) Salsa Night – Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Classic Rock & Blues Jam w/Curt Arnel & Friends – Callahan's (East Meadow) Jazz Jam – Wickers Club (Hicksville) Open Mic Night – Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Open Mic Night – Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Jazz Night: Marty Phillips/Daryl Pooser/Bill Smith – Viana Hotel + Spa (Westbury) Jazz and Sushi Night – Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Pep & The Soul Explosion Band – JC Cove (Freeport) Eddie Sessa – City Café (Garden City) F.M. (Steely Dan Tribute)/Live Band Karaoke – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore)

Suffolk Acoustic Open Mic with Dave Christian – Lefty's (Lindenhurst) Live Jazz with Raphael - June 5 & 6 Anthony Raffa – NYC/Queens Cirella's (Melville) Best Buy Theater (NYC) Open Mic with Fusion Lesly Bernard and The Tony Stevenson Band – Collective – Hennessy's (Huntington) Tillman's (NYC) Open Mic – Zebra Club (Copiague) Paula Atherton & Interplay – Battery Gardens Project Vibe – Publick House (Southampton) (NYC) CFAR Benefit: Citizens For Access Rights/Swift Rich Robinson & Friends – City Winery (NYC) Technique – Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Sultans of String w/special guest Anwar Syncrosanct – Bobbique (Patchogue) Khurshid – Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Latinology – Treme (Islip) Zach Brock Quartet CD Release w/Lage Lund, Troublemakers – Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Matt Penman & Obed Calvaire – Jazz Standard Four By Hate, Richie Scarlet, Race Odyssey – (NYC) Revolution Music Hall (Amityville) Fabrizio Sotti & Friends – Highline Ballroom The Lone Bellow – Boulton Center (Bay Shore) (NYC) Russ Johnson – Cornelia Street Café (NYC) NYC/Queens The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience – Comedy + Trivia Show – LIC Bar (Long Island Blue Note (NYC) City) Tiny Bubbles Burlesque – Bubble Lounge (NYC) Henning Stumm/Eliana Marcia/Banda Azul –

Giovanna's Restaurant (NYC) A Tribute To The Talking Heads – The Loser's Lounge at Joe's Pub (NYC) 10,000 Maniacs w/Michael McDermott – City Winery (NYC) Elysian Fields – Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Jeff Ballard Trio feat. Miguel Zenon & Lionel Loueke – Jazz Standard (NYC) Urban Dance League Game/Competition – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Ben Kono Group – Cornelia Street Café (NYC) Shawn Holt and The Teardrops – Terra Blues (NYC) Beka & DJ Logic feat. Victor Bailey & Friends – Blue Note (NYC)

Friday, June 6

Nassau Rear View Mirror – Brasserie 214 at The Inn (New Hyde Park) Jimmy & The Parrot – Mulcahy's Pub (Wantagh) Thunder Road – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Mystic – City Café (Garden City) Dave Christian – ET Quiggs (Bellmore) Adam & Frank/Pulse – Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) New York Minute – JC Cove (Freeport) Jim Treutlein – Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Evil Betty/Deciding Tonight – The Hub (Island Park) Desert Highway (Eagles Tribute)/Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) King Cobras – Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Suffolk The Melody Rose Quartet – The Elks Club (Huntington) The Long Island Banjo Society – VFW Hall (Copiague) The Lone Bellow – Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Down & Dirty Band – Nicky's On the Bay (Bay Shore) The Lone Bellow/Glenn David Andrews/LHT – Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Double Play – Napper Tandy's Pub (Smithtown) American Radio/DJ Sparky – Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Dreamt, The Fian – Brickhouse Brewery (Patchogue)

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Calendar Quarter Horse – Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Victoria Faiella + TJ Jordan/Buttered Soul – Bobbique (Patchogue) Butchers Blind w/Yarn/Soundswell – 89 North (Patchogue) Ron Jackson Soul – Treme (Islip) Brian Duggan – Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Adrenaline Mob, Black Water Rising, Toxic Shock, Magus Beast, Plague Legion, The Hard Way – Revolution Music Hall (Amityville) NYC/Queens Sweet Licks with DJ Souljah + DJ Marcus – Tillman's (NYC) Smokey Robinson – Beacon Theatre (NYC) King Khan & The Shrines – Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) A Tribute To The Talking Heads – The Loser's Lounge at Joe's Pub (NYC) 10,000 Maniacs w/Michael McDermott – City Winery (NYC) Jeff Ballard Trio feat. Miguel Zenon & Lionel Loueke – Jazz Standard (NYC) Salt-N-Pepa – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Michael Bates Quartet – Cornelia Street Café (NYC) Andre' Previn & Christian McBride – The Blue Note (NYC)

Saturday, June 7

Nassau Jack Johnson/Amos Lee – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Joanne Amante & Frank Walker – Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) Wayne Sabella & Eddie Sessa – City Café (Garden City) That 70's Band/Allstar – Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) The Bogs – Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Treutlein, Novak + Perricone – R.S. Jones (Merrick) Saviour, Joe Stump, J Rad, The Band CC, Switchblade Serenade, WDFA, Of Beauty and Madness, Forbidden Territory – The Hub (Island Park) Behind Closed Doors/Halfstep (Grateful Dead Tribute) – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Joe Satriani w/Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally – The Space (Westbury)

Your Guide To Local Events Suffolk Open Mic hosted by Foreverman & Joe Brown – Mug's Pub (Smithtown) Ahmad Ali – Diliberto Vineyard (Riverhead) 10,000 Maniacs/Estee Maria/Bayside Tigers – Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Mind Riot, Damage Inc & Bottoms Up – Napper Tandy's Pub (Miller Place) Green Machine – Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Oogee Wawa, The Great Socio – Brickhouse Brewery (Patchogue) Beyla Bean Benefit – Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Big Daddy Deluxe – Bobbique (Patchogue) Mick Hargreaves/ Pete Mancini/Bryan Gallo – Old Mill Inn (Mattituck) The Liverpool Shuffle/45 RPM – 89 North (Patchogue) Vince Johnson + Dust My Blues – Treme (Islip) Project Genesis, The Touch – Revolution Music Hall (Amityville) Keiko Matsui – Boulton Center (Bay Shore)

Sunday, June 8 Nassau Carolyn Harding Trio Jazz Brunch – Diletto's Restaurant (Westbury) Tree House Studios Open Mic – Ziggy's Corner (Massapequa) Rich Walker – The Brokerage (Bellmore) Rear View Mirror – Floral Park Street Fair Au Privave Jazz/Santo & Billy – Big Daddy's (Massapequa)

Suffolk Jazz Jam w/Melody Rose – Declan Quinn's (Bay Shore) Open Mic – Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Bobby Sexton/Don Sands R&B Jam – Picollo (Huntington) Paul Mahas – Dockers Waterside (Quogue) Woodstock Revival w/Half Step, Milagro, Jellyband, Dragonfly, Elana Rivkin and othNYC/Queens ers – Vanderbilt The Night Owls Four By Fate - June 6 Museum Band – The Luna (Centerport) Revolution (Amityville) Restaurant Reggae (Manhattan) Night/Rachel Ann Weiss – Stephen Talkhouse Mike Epps – Theater at Madison Square Garden (Amagansett) (NYC) Travis McKeveny – Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) A Tribute To The Talking Heads – The Loser's WUSB Benefit w/Katie Pearlman, The Lounge at Joe's Pub (NYC) Welldiggers, Dave Christian, Buddy Merriam + Down & Dirty Band – Resorts Casino (Queens) Back Roads, Frune, Danny Kean, Diamond Jig Late Night Uncorked Comedy – City Winery Band, Mind Open, Small Craft Warning – 89 (NYC) North (Patchogue) The Rival Mob/Blacklisted/World War 4/Stick The Bob Lepley Bebop Band – Treme (Islip) Together – Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Forever In Your Mind, This Is All Now, Matt Jeff Ballard Trio feat. Miguel Zenon & Lionel Weiss, Lexi Saal, Al Calderon, Call The Station – Loueke – Jazz Standard (NYC) Revolution Music Hall (Amityville) Los Lobos – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Andre' Previn & Christian McBride – The Blue NYC/Queens Note (NYC) Comedy with Hannibal Buress – Knitting Factory (Brooklyn) Bossa Nova Brunch – S.O.B.'s (NYC)

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Open Mic w/Anthony Gibney – Diving Bell (Sunnyside) Tony Middleton Trio Jazz Brunch – Kitano New York Hotel (NYC) Klezmer Brunch w/Paul Shapiro – City Winery (NYC) Jeff Ballard Trio feat. Miguel Zenon & Lionel Loueke – Jazz Standard (NYC) Sly Reimagined – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Jane Ira Bloom Quartet – Cornelia Street Café (NYC) Andre' Previn & Christian McBride – The Blue Note (NYC)

Monday, June 9

Nassau Open Mic hosted by The Reflectors – Connolly Station (Malverne) Industry Night – Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Open Mic & Jam – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Suffolk Open Mic Comedy Show – Fin's Pub (Oakdale) Open Mic with Dave Drew – The Bartini Bar (Babylon) Open Mic Night w/Kenn – Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst) Outrageous Open Mic Night – Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) NYC/Queens Jam with Richie Cannata – The Bitter End (NYC) Open Jazz Jam Session – Kitano New York Hotel (NYC) Murray's Central Italy – City Winery (NYC) Mingus Big Band – Jazz Standard (NYC) Postmodern Jukebox – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Jeff Lorber Fusion – Blue Note (NYC)

Tuesday, June 10

Nassau Rickey Roche – Paddy's Loft (Massapequa) Jazz Jam Session – Walk Street Tavern (New Hyde Park) Body & Soul – City Café (Garden City) County Line – Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Lou Messana & Al Cardillo – Sage Bistro (Woodbury) One-n-One hosted by Al Katkowsky – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore)

Calendar Suffolk Acoustic Open Mic Nite hosted by David Jon Paisley – 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Open Mic with Dan Acosta + DJ Harry-Oke – The Thirsty Scholar (Holbrook) Open Mic – Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) The Cogs Singles Open Jam – Gator Blue (East Islip) Open Jam w/George Cintron & Rob DeMartino – Katies of Smithtown Paul Mahas – Dockers Waterside (Quogue) Michael Farrell Benefit/Industry Night – Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)

Your Guide To Local Events Stevenson Band – Tillman's (NYC) Paula Atherton & Interplay – Battery Gardens (NYC) Todd Snider – City Winery (NYC) People Under The Stairs – Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Adam Rogers Quartet – Jazz Standard (NYC) Andrew Rathbun Quartet – Cornelia Street Café (NYC) Lou Donaldson Quartet feat. Dr. Lonnie Smith – Blue Note (NYC)

Thursday, June 12

Nassau Frank Walker Open Mic – Sunset Grill (Seaford) NYC/Queens Salsa Night – Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Solo Piano – Kitano Classic Rock & New York Hotel Blues Jam (NYC) w/Curt Arnel & Jack Friends – Johnson/Bahamas Callahan's (East – Prospect Park Meadow) Bandshell (NYC) Jazz Jam – Adam Rogers Wickers Club Quartet – Jazz (Hicksville) Standard (NYC) Open Mic Rhys Tivey Quartet Night – Spice's – Cornelia Street Restaurant Café (NYC) (Baldwin) Lou Donaldson Open Mic Quartet feat. Dr. Night – Mr. Lonnie Smith – Beery's Thunder Road - June 6 Blue Note (NYC) (Bethpage) Seun Kuti & Egypt K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Jazz Night: 80 – The Highline Marty Ballroom (NYC) Phillips/Daryl Pooser/Bill Smith – Viana Hotel + An Evening celebrating Walter Trout w/special Spa (Westbury) guests Joe Louis Walker, Jon Paris & Jim Jazz and Sushi Night – Allegria Hotel (Long Weider – Iridium (NYC) Beach) Pep & The Soul Explosion Band – JC Cove Wednesday, June 11 (Freeport) Nassau Eddie Sessa – City Café (Garden City) Open Micw/The Night Owls Band – Phat Daddys Butchers Blind – The Lounge at The Space Pub (Oceanside) (Westbury) Jerry Costanzo And His Trio – Don Lorenzo's Songs In The Attic (Billy Joel Tribute)/Live Band Restaurant and Lounge (Glen Cove) Karaoke – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Donny Celenza and Nina Gordon – Mickey Lynyrd Skynyrd – NYCB Theatre at Westbury Malone's (Floral Park) Blues Jam w/Joe Vicino Band – Sunset Grill Suffolk Acoustic Open Mic with Dave Christian – Lefty's (Seaford) (Lindenhurst) Tommy T. Mudcat Blues Jam w/Mike Nugent and Live Jazz with Anthony Raffa – Cirella's (Melville) Ian Petillo – The Breakers Bar (Bayville) Fusion Collective – Hennessy's (Huntington) Open Mic hosted by Robert Sloan – Front Street Open Mic – Zebra Club (Copiague) Pub (Massapequa Park) Project Vibe – Publick House (Southampton) Al Murphy – Uva Rossa (Malverne) Free Grass Union/New Dawn – Stephen Open Mic w/"Big Daddy" John Struck – The Talkhouse (Amagansett) Homestead (Oyster Bay) Syncrosanct – Bobbique (Patchogue) Eddie Sessa – City Café (Garden City) Dirk Quinn Band – Treme (Islip) Wonderous Stories – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) 3 – Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Maria and Dylan Duo – Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Duncan Sheik – Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Suffolk Open Blues/Jazz Jam – Park Avenue NYC/Queens Studios/Briggs Music (Huntington) Comedy + Trivia Show – LIC Bar (Long Island Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. – Quogue East City) Tiny Bubbles Burlesque – Bubble Lounge (NYC) Pub (East Quogue) The Cogs Singles Open Jam – The Stadium Henning Stumm/Eliana Marcia/Banda Azul – (Bohemia) Giovanna's Restaurant (NYC) Open Jam w/Ed The Hat & Friends w/Ed The Pizza Underground Variety Show featuring D'Alessio – The Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma) special guests w/Toby Goodshank – Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Annie Morgan – Dockers Waterside (Quogue) Yosvany Terry & Afro-Cuban Roots CD Release Garet Newmans Jazz Jam – East End Republican – Jazz Standard (NYC) Club (Sayville) Michael Formanek's Elusion Trio – Cornelia David James – Bobbique (Patchogue) Street Café (NYC) The Lone Sharks – Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Ramsey Lewis Electric w/Philip Bailey (Of Earth, The Dopplegargaz, Status, Michael Nixx, Wind & Fire) – The Blue Note (NYC) Villian$, T Slim – Revolution (Amityville) Jose James – Highline Ballroom (NYC) NYC/Queens Open Mic with Lesly Bernard and The Tony

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Your Guide To Local Events

Friday, June 13

Nassau FDR Drive – City Café (Garden City) Ready in 10 – Mulcahy's Pub (Wantagh) Nine Deez Nite – Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Brian McGeough – O'Carroll's Recovery Room (Mineola) Uppercut – JC Cove (Freeport) Hat Trick – Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Acoustic Blue – Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) Lewd Buddha – The Hub (Island Park) Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute)/ Wonderous Stories – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Solo Joe – Big Daddy's (Massapequa)

Voodoo Child Review – 89 North (Patchogue) Jason Greer + The Labor of Love – Treme (Islip) Ragdoll, Led Zep Band, Snakes and Arrows – Revolution Music Hall (Amityville) Lisa Marie Presley – Boulton Center (Bay Shore)

NYC/Queens The Night Owls Band – The Luna Restaurant (Manhattan) Yosvany Terry & Afro-Cuban Roots CD Release – Jazz Standard (NYC) Andrew Jackson Jihad w/Cheap Girls/Dogbreth – Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Ramsey Lewis Electric w/Philip Bailey (Of Earth, Wind & Fire) – The Blue Note (NYC) Lisa Marie Presley - June 14 Playing For Change – Highline YMCA Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Ballroom (NYC)

Suffolk The Melody Rose Quartet – The Elks Club (Huntington) The Long Island Banjo Society – VFW Hall (Copiague) Breakdown (Tribute To Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) – The Emporium (Patchogue) Bonfire Session w/Nancy Atlas & Friends/Booga Sugar – Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) X-Session – Napper Tandy's Pub (Smithtown) 45 RPM/DJ Sparky – Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) The Brother Pluckers/Bull Moose Party/Soundswell – Brickhouse Brewery (Patchogue) Sal Ready in 10/Lil Cliff & The Cliffhangers – Bobbique (Patchogue) Cousin Fungus/Mr. Hand/Fire + Ice – 89 North (Patchogue) The Michael Louis Band – Treme (Islip) Two Cent Sam, Sir Cadian Rhythm, The Moonlighters, Arcane Smile – Revolution Music Hall (Amityville) Yngwie Malmsteen, Bumblefoot, Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey – The Paramount (Huntington)

NYC/Queens Sweet Licks with DJ Souljah + DJ Marcus – Tillman's (NYC) Paula Cole – City Winery (NYC) Michael Formanek Quartet – Cornelia Street Café (NYC) Yemen Blues – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Squirrels From Hell – Goodbye Blue Monday (Brooklyn) Yosvany Terry & Afro-Cuban Roots CD Release – Jazz Standard (NYC) Ramsey Lewis Electric w/Philip Bailey (Of Earth, Wind & Fire) – The Blue Note (NYC) Thee Idea Men – Pianos (NYC)

Saturday, June 14

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Nassau Carolyn Harding Trio Jazz Brunch – Diletto's Restaurant (Westbury) Tree House Studios Open Mic – Ziggy's Corner (Massapequa) Rich Walker – The Brokerage (Bellmore) Spoonwalk – Crabby Amy's (Seaford) Rock Underground Showcase/Jesse R.S. – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) 52nd Street Jazz/King Cobras – Big Daddy's (Massapequa)

COMEDY Wicked, Wonderful Wanda In Westbury: Wanda Sykes – easily one of the hottest nationally touring standup comics at this writing thanks to her immensely successful “Im’a Be Me” HBO comedy special as well as her late night Fox talk show – will make a return appearance on Saturday, June 14 at 8 pm at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury. For tickets and more information, log on to or; call charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Sykes has been called “one of the funniest stand up comics” by her peers, and ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s “25 Funniest People in America.” Her smartwitted stand up has sent her career in many different areas; she was previously seen on several television shows and series during the past decade, including her own late-night talk show on Fox,

with Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman in the romantic comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Sykes starred and produced the Comedy Central show “Wanda Does It,” where she tried various nonshowbiz jobs. Her first book, Yeah, I Said It, was published by Simon and Schuster and hit bookstores in September 2004. Many fans consider some of her funniest work to be her voiceovers on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” (who can forget the “dump in the rental car” sketch?) and during her frequent specials on the all-comedy network. Sykes was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in Maryland. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University. Her stand-up career began at a Coors Light Super talent Showcase in Washington, DC where she performed for the first time in

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Monday, June 16

Nassau Open Mic hosted by The Reflectors – Connolly Station (Malverne) Industry Night – Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Journey & Steve Miller Band/Tower of Power – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Ahmad Ali – Hudson & McCoy (Freeport) Open Mic & Jam – K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Suffolk Open Mic Comedy Show – Fin's Pub (Oakdale) Open Mic with Dave Drew – The Bartini Bar (Babylon) Open Mic Night w/Kenn – Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst) Outrageous Open Mic Night – Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) NYC/Queens Jam with Richie Cannata – The Bitter End (NYC) Andey Bey Solo – The Blue Note (NYC) Ben Ottewell (of Gomez) – Highline Ballroom (NYC) Open Jazz Jam Session – Kitano New York Hotel (NYC)

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“The Wanda Sykes Show.” In addition to her own specials, she was a regular on the CBS comedy “The New Adventures Of Old Christine” as “Barb.” Her first HBO comedy special, “Wanda Sykes: Sick And Tired,” debuted in October 2006, and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. Sykes was seen in the feature films Evan Almighty, the sequel to Bruce Almighty, in which she co-starred with Steve Carell; the feature film Monster-In-La” starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda; and was heard in the animated feature Over The Hedge for Dreamworks and The Barnyard for Paramount Pictures. She can also be seen co-starring

front of a live audience. She spent five years as part of the HBO’s critically acclaimed “Chris Rock Show.” As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmys, and in 1999 won the Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.” In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for “Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic.” She won three more Emmys in 2002, 2004 and 2005, for her work on “Inside the NFL” for “Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly” for “Inside The NFL.” It was Sykes’ past appearances at NYCB Theatre that keep her fans coming back for more; expect more new talks of family life, “coming out,” and more from this star.


Make Your Plans Now For These Huge Events Photo: Tower Of Power by Bob Smith

Guitar Gods 2014: Yngwie Malmsteen

Uli John Roth • Gary Hoey • Bumblefoot The Paramount, Huntington

June 13 at 8 PM • (631) 673-7300

Electric rock guitar is still very much alive, thank you, and this is the kind of concert that’s causing the genre’s current revival: Four of the best guitarists of varying styles, performing their best material, all in one place. Headliner Malmsteen was hailed by Time Magazine as one of the 10 greatest guitarists; Roth will bring his 40th anniversary Scorpions set; Hoey will take on all genres, including rock, blues, and surf; and former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Bumblefoot takes part in his first solo tour. Bring your picks and your favorite chick, because this one’s gonna be sick.

Jane Monheit Joe Satriani March 1The at 8Space pm •at Staller Center for Westbury the Arts, Stony Brook University June 7 at 8 PM (631) (800)632-2787 745-3000 One of the greatest musicians ever to hail from

TheIsland, beautiful Long Island native returns to the Long Satriani has been a worldwide Staller Center with songs from her new album, The guitar hero since his 1987 breakthrough album, Heart Of The Matter. A star in both the jazz and Surfing With The Alien. More 10 million cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the albums and CDs sold later, in addition to 14 Thelonious Monk Institute’s 1998 vocal competiGrammy nominations and numerous tion, the Grammy-nominated Monheit has recorded accolades, continues to push the the nine studioSatriani albums and has worked alongside envelope of modern rock guitar playing. Buckcherry Sit Down Servant Fozzy opens.

Lynryd Skynyrd

NYCB Theatre at Westbury June 12 at 8 PM (516) 334-0800

We can’t think of anything to say about this legendary southern rock band that hasn’t already been noted, but we’ll try: The hands-down ultimate survivors of rock & roll, this still-driving act continues on with their classic hits blazing (“Sweet Home Alabama,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name”) and new material that’s every bit as good as their old (their new album, Last Of A Dyin’ Breed, hammers home that point, even if radio won’t play songs by anyone with as much as a single gray hair). Southern rock remains one of the favorite forms of music in Long Island (just ask fans of 100 Proof and Seven Turns), and as such this show should be one of the most highly anticipated of this year – particularly since fans will get to view these legends in the round.

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Vanessa Carlton

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

June 15 at 8 PM • (631) 288-1500

She’s much more than “A Thousand Miles”: This beautiful singer remains as popular as ever years after her signature hit, thanks mainly to her riveting vocal style and entertaining live performances. Carlton is no lightweight, despite her AM credentials; recently married to Deer Tick’s John McCauley, she’s incorporating new sounds and concepts into her deft songwriting.

Journey The Steve Miller Band Tower Of Power Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh June 16 at 6:45 PM This “all-San Francisco” triple bill looks odd on its face, but we’d wager that it’s going to work like gangbusters. TOP, the opener, knocked us out last year at NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Miller never changes; and Journey, despite being on its 35,347th lead singer in Arnel Pineda, rocks on as ferociously as ever. Note the early start time; that’s a lot of music to cram into one

show, so get there on time and not miss a note. And what would you miss? How about “What Is Hip,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,”“Take Journey

The Money And Run,” “The Joker,” “Jet Airliner,” “Swingtown,” and on ... and on ... Tower Of Power

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The Last Hombres Odd Fellows Rest Louisiana Red Hot Records

Who: The roots-rocking Last Hombres is a band that has roots all over – including Long Island, where the act plus Butchers Blind sold out The Boulton Center in Bay Shore not long ago. Principal songwriters and original members Paul Schmitz (guitar, vocals), Michael Meehan (bass, vocals), and Russ Seeger (guitars, vocals) have added Chris James (organ, pedal steel, vocals) and Tom Ryan (drums) to complete their lineup. This new album will be issued on June 24. The Artists & Their Sound: From this album’s one-sheet: “This is chapter two for the band, and the story begins close to a decade from where the last passage was written … In the beginning,

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luminaries that include Buddy Cage, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm were intertwined with within the band’s birth. Helm became their drummer for the Koch release, Redemption.” The band continues on without missing a beat here; the style may be traditional, but the performances and vibe are energetic throughout. The Songs: “The Wreckage,” “Whisper,” “Dreams,” “Mae West,” “Unforgiven Man,” “Gone Directly,” “Doll’s Head,” “Jenny Jones,” “Desiree,” “Save The Farm,” “Cardinal,” “Sin Of Pride,” “Streetlights.” To Learn More About The Artists: This album will be available everywhere music is sold on June 24. Learn much more: or lasthombres.

Gashonia, drummer Ed Modzel, bassist Mark Loebl, and pedal steel guitarist Russ Guitars. Simply put, Motu and this band can really jam.

Motu Get Up & Dance (CD & Blu-Ray Set) Motu Records

Who: Blues artist Motu – aka Dr. Richard Michelson – returns with this upbeat live set, presented in a combo CD and Blu-ray pack. The performance of mainly cover tunes was taped on April 14, 2013 at 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue. The Artist & His Sound: Once again, singer and guitarist Motu surrounds himself with a host of exceptional area blues performers, including singer Dee Chetta, pianist Tommy Keys, harmonica player Frank Latorre, violinist Lora Kendall, saxophonists Jeff Howard and Barry Titone, guitarist George

The Songs: “New York New York,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Every Day I Have The Blues,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” “Sleepless In Chicago,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Jesus Gonna Save My Soul,” “Here Come Those Blues Again,” “People Get Ready.” To Learn More About The Artists: This and all Motu releases are available via and wherever recorded music is sold. To learn more, log on to

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Great Gear From Here: D’Addario, GMS, & Samson Fender Stratocaster, and they resonated loudly and stayed in tune no matter how much we bent them. Check out the “Tortured by Experts” video on YouTube to see the stress test for yourself. To learn more, visit or call (631) 439-3300. Samson Technologies has been based in Hauppauge since 1980. They became industry pioneers when they invented the first wireless microphone system, and they continue to innovate in the field of USB microphones, which have now become the industry standard. The company also produces Hartke bass amps, some of the best on the market today. A recent product that has been making waves in the industry is the Expedition Express Rechargeable Battery Powered PA, perfect for smaller venues and busking musicians alike. Features include Bluetooth connectivity and a builtin three-channel mixer for crisp sound quality. It also comes complete with a wired handheld dynamic microphone which makes the unit ready for use right out of the box. A low street price makes this deal hard to beat for musicians and other professional applications where a PA is

For hundreds of years, the D'Addario family has been an innovator in making quality electric guitar strings at their company in Farmingdale. They are poised to reinvent one of the most overlooked aspects of electric guitar once again with their new NYXL line of strings. These new strings are redesigned from the ball end up, providing unparalleled durability and 131 percent greater tuning stability – a big deal for guitarists of all stripes. NYXL strings boast a reformulated nickelplated steel alloy which boosts amplitude in the 1 kHz to 3.5 kHz range, modernizing overall tone without losing the nickel-plated steel feel guitarists love. As a result, NXYL strings sound brighter and “punchier.” These new strings live up to the hype in a big way – we tested the 0.10 gauge set on a

required. To learn more, visit, or call (631) 784-2200. GMS Drum Co. was started in 1987 at The Long Island Drum Center in Little Neck by Tony Gallino and Rob Mazzella. Frustrated with the quality of brand name drums, they set out to create a line of drum kits which are ready to play and don't need to be fixed or “doctored” to get a good sound. They set up shop in Farmingdale and created the Grand Master Series lugs and throw-off, still in production today. Since then, they acquired distribution through Paiste America and continue to improve on their original designs. Their latest product is the 2014 SE Series kits, which ranks as some of their best sounding drums at an affordable price. The SE series features seven-ply maple shells and are available in five attractive lacquer finishes. The precision cut 45-degree bearing edges ensure maximum punch, sustain and great tone. The GMS signature low-mass lug is included as well as their suspension mounting system for rack toms. All kits come with Evans heads for playability right out of the box. For more information, visit or call 516-586-8820. – Peter Mancini











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Hot Artists And Events Rocking The Area Scene

Three: The Trio Of Trios At B.B. King’s Club

Three, the Long Island-based trio group that pays homage to the great rock trios of history such as Cream, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Grand Funk Railroad, The Stray Cats, The Police, Nirvana, The Script, John Mayer Trio, and more than we can list here, has scored a booking at the downstairs stage known as Lucille’s Lounge at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City.

John Gorka: Folk Star In Centerport

Singer/songwriter John Gorka closes out the 2013/2014 season of the “First Saturday Concerts” series for The Folk Music Society of Huntington on June 7. The 8:30 pm concert at The Congregational Church of Huntington (30 Washington Drive, off Route 25A, Centerport) is preceded by an open mic at 7:30 pm. Tickets, priced at $25 ($20 for FMSH members) may be purchased online at using a credit card, or at the door (cash and checks only). For more information, visit the website or call (631) 425-2925. Now in its 45th year, The Folk Music Society of Huntington presents two monthly concert series, a monthly folk jam and an annual folk festival in conjunction with The Huntington Arts Council.

Forever In Your MInd

LI’s Kelly & Group In NYC

Holbrook’s 16-year-old singer Emery Kelly performed on Simon Cowell’s now-cancelled “The X Factor” – now the young artist and his singing group, Forever In Your Mind, will return to the area on June 7 for The DigiFest Concert, to be held this year at Citi Field in Flushing. The Digitour travels across the states and is the world’s largest social media festival, with more than 17,000 attendees in 2013. Forever In Your Mind will release its first national single this summer; their debut promo single “She Lights The World” recently debuted on Just Jared Jr. and on iTunes. For digifest tickets:

Tickets for the show , July 23 at 7 pm, are now on sale; admission is $12 in advance or $15 day of show. Learn more at Ham On Wry: Richard Lewis At Bay Street The eternally put-upon standup comedy legend Richard Lewis headlines on June 21 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Also on Bay Street’s comedy schedule is Charles Busch, who performs with Tom Judson on July 26. For tickets and information: (631) 725-9500, or log on to


Great Area Shows You Should Not Have Missed Photo: Craig Ferguson courtesy CBS

Hello, Goodbye: Craig Ferguson Josh Robert Thompson NYCB Theatre at Westbury

If The NYCB Theatre at Westbury isn’t the region’s comedy mecca, we can’t imagine how it could be much hotter than it has been of late. In and of itself, the famed theater in the round has been at the fringes of some rather big national news because of its packed schedule of A-team standup comics. NYCB was one of the venues scheduled for John Pinette’s lastbooked tour before his tragic demise – and it also had booked CBS’ funniest late night host, Craig Ferguson, not all that long before it was announced that Ferguson had decided to leave “The Late Late Show” after much Internet speculation that he and the “Tiffany Network” were at odds over a supposed new and/or not happening at-all contract. Naturally, the buzz in the crowd before the show was pretty much what could have been expected: Is this show going to be ol’ Craig complaining about CBS for an hour? Thankfully, it was nothing of the

today. Never using

Craig comedy as a front for Ferguson political or religious

views or to curry favor with current trends, Ferguson is just constantly, delightfully, unabashedly wacky. During this performance, he whimsically riffed back and forth with overly verbose audience

kind. Instead, Ferguson’s solo performace was just short of an hour of just plain fun, and we can report this without fear of being shot down my anyone else who attended the performance: In many years of reviewing comedy, we’ve never seen an audience laugh longer or harder. Not bitter or cranky in the least, the always energetic 51-year-old Scottish comic was his usual self: Utterly self-effacing, naughty, goofy, and constantly pleasing. Not to mention completely over-the-top silly. And it’s that silliness that makes Ferguson different from virtually every other monologist working

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Josh Robert Thompson members; talked about the better aspects of getting a colonoscopy; opined about what makes Germany, Germany; recalled his international meetings with The Rolling Stones’

Mick Jagger to work on an ill-fated film project; and any other topic that met his fancy on a warm Sunday night. Most critics have noted that Ferguson sometimes performs entirely different shows in the midst of his tours, and it’s that unpredictability and charm that make him such a comedy icon. It’s clear that Ferguson may possess the quickest rapier wit since the glory days of Groucho Marx. An unexpected treat was opener Josh Robert Thompson, who provides the voice of Ferguson’s “gay skeleton robot” sidekick Geoff Peterson on the current late night show. There are few impressionists who are funnier, or more accurate; Thompson’s Morgan Freeman was downright scary close, and his Robert DeNiro was a revelation as the performer squinched his face to the point that he almost became an actual DeNiro clone. One supposes that once someone becomes a “gay robot skeleton,” one can do pretty much anything. Many comedy fans will no doubt miss Ferguson and Thompson as they leave the late night wars, but fear not: Immense talent such as this always emerges in a new form, so stay tuned. – Bob Smith

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Nonstop To Cairo


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music professionals have given the band a newfound drive and level of success they had been striving to reach for years. Soon after signing, the band landed performances with The Dirty Heads, The Wailers, Moe, Tea Leaf Green, Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, and Angelo Moore of Fishbone (here’s a fun fact: Nonstop has been compared to

all them the ultimate “hometown boys made good,” but at this writing no group hailing from Long Island is hotter than former Long Island Music Festival winners Nonstop To Cairo. The red-hot Baldwin-based act started in 2009 as an edgy three-piece rock band with a modest but dedicated fan base and something special that no one at the time could put their finger on. During the next five years, the band transformed itself into one of New York’s top emerging acts, producting hit music videos, performances with national recording artists, and songs featured on both terrestrial and satellite radio. Now five members strong, NSTC has become known for an adrenaline-packed stage show and a feel-good blend of rock, funk, and ska that keeps fans coming back. At press time, the band was looking forward to new tours, a new album slated August Harris & Redman to be released in the fall, and live performances at Beer Fields Craft Fishbone more than any other Beer & Music Festival with band). This past December, these Matisyahu and Ballyhoo on June two worlds finally collided when 21, and Raised Fist Propaganda Moore joined Nonstop on stage at and Richmond Hood Company’s the hot club Le Poisson Rouge in Ink Monster Party featuring New York City. Headlining that Redman on July 12. From all show was the legendary hip hop accounts, Nonstop To Cairo is artist Redman, who was impressed growing into a force the music by Nonstop’s performance. This industry just can’t ignore. formed a unique relationship Nonstop To Cairo recently between Raised Fist, Nonstop, Redman, Richmond teamed up with the Long Island-based lifestyle Hood Company, and Wu Tang Clan. Nonstop is company Raised Fist Propaganda. Together with currently featured in a new music video from Wu the band’s personal manager, Rob Follano, these


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Art Don Resnick: Essence Of Place Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead Through August 15; (516) 463-5672; This exhibition features landscapes by the internationally recognized Rockville Centre artist (1928-2008), and includes oil paintings, watercolors, and works on paper.

Concerts Long Island Youth Orchestra Walt Whitman High School Performing Arts Center, Huntington Station June 8 at 2 pm; (516) 299.3174; LIYO’s final concert of the season features presents featured soloists Ethan Usoskin, David LoNigro, and Kaitlyn Shin. For advance tickets, write to LongIslandYouthOrchestra Good Old Dance Band St. Sylvester’s Parish Center, Medford Check website for show dates; (631) 730-3333; The regular monthly show of Mike Virostko and his 17-piece swing band. Dancing, raffles, and more. Log on for the next show dates.

Long Island Banjo Society VFW Hall, Copiague Fridays at 8 pm; (516) 889-2184; All banjo players – beginners, advanced, and professional – are invited to play along at these rehearsals. Music fans are welcome to come and listen; refreshments are available.

PUBLIQuartet Sky Room, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington June 6 at 7:30 pm; (631) 423-FILM; An evening of live classical and contemporary chamber music.

Film Screenwriter Disccussion Group Sky Room, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington Every other Monday at 7:30 pm; (631) 423-FILM; This free series offers networking, information, feedback, and readings by area screenwriters. Log on for schedules and information.

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Murder Among Friends BayWay Arts Center, East Islip June 14 through 29; (631) 581-2700; BroadHollow Theater Company: A comic thriller by Bob Barry; this show moves to .... BroadHollow Theatre, Elmont July 5 through 20; (631) 581-2700; … this popular BroadHollow venue. Months On End Studio Theatre, Lindenhurst May 31 through June 24; (516) 775-4420; BroadHollow Theatre Company: A comedy that earned some robust raves – small wonder, as it was penned by Craig Pospisil.

Theater Plaza Suite John W. Engeman Theatre at Northport PUBLIQuartet Through July 13; (631) 261-2900; Engeman Theatre: Neil Simon’s classic comedy gets the just-like-Broadway Engeman treatment. Spring Awakening CM Performing Arts Center, Oakdale Through June 15; (631) 581-2700; CM Performing Arts: This Tonywinning new era Broadway musical featuring its Duncan Sheik score makes its Long Island debut; for mature audiences.

42nd Street Gateway Playhouse, Bellport Through June 8; (631) 286-1133; Gateway Playhouse: The lavish first production of Gateway’s 2014 summer season. Smokey Joe’s Cafe Gateway Playhouse, Bellport

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Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces Of Polish Cinema Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington June 18 through July 23; (631) 423-FILM; The famed director’s hand-picked array of classic films; log on for titles and show times.

Hobbies Long Island Auto Replica Society Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center, Centereach Third Thursday of every month at 7 pm; (516) 884-2270; (631) 946-6335 The L.I.A.R.S. monthly meetings are open to anyone with an interest in building scale models of automobiles. Call for more information.

Quartermaine’s Terms Bares Bones Theater, Northport June 12 through 29; (800) 838-3006;; From prizewinning playwright Simon Gray, author of Butley and Otherwise Engaged, this is a comedy about a mediocre but lovable English teacher named Quartermaine and his fellow faculty at a school in Cambridge.

Master Class Theater Three, Port Jefferson June 7 through 28; (631) 928-9100; Theater Three: Tony winner Terrence McNally’s classic about Opera icon Maria Callas — glamorous, commanding, larger than life, and drop-dead funny — hosting a master class that revels and reveals the glories of her career, the pain of her personal life, and the sacrifice demanded by true commitment to art.

June 11 through 28; (631) 286-1133; Gateway Playhouse: One of the most tuneful Broadway experiences of all time comes to Long Island. Young Frankenstein The Showplace at Bellmore Movies June 8, 22, & 29 at 2 pm; (516) 599-6870; Plaza Theatrical Productions, LLC: “Put on the Ritz” with Mel Brooks’ manic musical.

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Movers, Shakers, & The Hottest News Photos: Maroon 5 by Terry Richardson; Christina Perri by Yu Tsai

Christina Perri Hot On Charts

You keep asking us for more of Christina Perri, so we’re more than happy to provide another photographic glimpse of this awesomely inked star. The beautiful young singer is scorching the charts as she prepares for her first tour in a quite a while. Her new album, Head & Heart, burst into the Top 5 in Billboard just as her initial single from the disc, “Human” was certified gold by the RIAA. Perri sold out her two dates in April at Irving Plaza in New York City, usually a harbinger that one’s career is about to hit superstar level at any moment. It also didn’t hurt that her recent appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” brought raves from the host after Perri performed at the piano.

Wyatt Waves Bye-Bye

Jason Wyatt, lead singer of The Lost Trailers, recently announced his resignation from the star country duo. Wyatt cites a resurgence of interest in restarting his solo career. Rounding out the next chapter of his career, Wyatt has been signed on as a consultant and producer with American Country Star, the Nashville-based national music competition for aspiring country artists. “I really appreciate these last few years with the Trailers,” said Wyatt. “I have loved playing to all of the great fans around the country. All I can say is stay excited … there’s Jason Wyatt

Maroon 5: Staying On Track

The multi-platinum, three-time GrammyAward-winning band Maroon 5 recently agreed to a new record contract with Interscope Records. The group’s fifth studio album, V, will be released on

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Black Stone Cherry: Summer Fun

The upcoming “HardDrive Live Tour” will feature headliners Black Stone Cherry, with We As Human and King as support. Tickets and information: At this writing, Black Stone Cherry couldn’t be hotter, releasing their fourth studio album, Magic Mountain, which was produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age). The southern rock group is comprised of Chris Robertson (vocals/guitar), Ben Wells (guitar/vocals), Jon Lawhon (bass/vocals) and John Fred Young (drums/vocals); they’ve earned hits with “In My Blood” and “Stay,” and have already toured alongside the likes of Kid Rock, Alter Bridge, Motörhead, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. LONG ISLAND’S


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September 2, and will be preceded by a new single that will be released this summer. In addition, the band has signed a worldwide tour deal with Live Nation; in addition, their upcoming “Honda Civic Tour” will feature the former “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson, and support from P.J. Morton, Rozzi Crane, and Tony Lucci on selected dates. Locally, the “Honda Civic Tour” will stop at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 11, and will also make stops in nearby Holmdel, New Jersey and in upstate Saratoga Springs. “We are very excited to team up with the ‘Honda Civic Tour,’” said Levine. “Kelly, P.J., Rozzi, and Tony are all such unique and amazing artists. I’m really looking forward to hitting the road with them. Each night will be a great night of music.” Recorded in Los Angeles during the past year with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback, and Sam Martin, V reunites Maroon 5 with longtime keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, who took a hiatus while the band recorded 2012’s Overexposed.







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Vinyl Booms: Once again, the format of vinyl record albums continues to grow as folks dust off their collections and break out their turntables/record players (or buy new ones), while the younger ones become entranced by album covers, artwork, and liner notes. Imagine: Music that you can touch, as well as the mind-

numbing concept of a Side 1 and a Side 2, which becomes a “wow” moment for the iPod generation. Old product is selling briskly on the new, number one site for such things, Discogs, while new album releases are doing tremendous business, especially considering how hard it is to find stores that sell vinyl records these days (thank the heavens for places like Scrooge Records). The double-record soundtrack for last year’s CBGB film remains one of the most in-demand items – especially the limited edition, pink translucent, see-through versions, which have been rapidly scooped up and resold for a small fortune. If you haven’t jumped back in to this reborn trend, it’s never too late to start. Just make sure that your stylus is in good condition. Jackson’s Return: The “new” Michael Jackson album, Xscape, just missed a #1 debut on the Billboard chart, edged out by the new Black Keys album in a very close race; only a few thousand copies separated the two top sellers. MJ had to settle for #2, which isn’t bad for someone who passed away years ago. To promote the new LP, a hologram version of MJ appeared on the “Billboard Music Awards” TV show. Fans loved it, but some of MJ’s fellow Motown Records

recording artist pals had different reactions; one of them, Lionel Richie, reportedly said that the “performance” gave him “the creeps.” It’s a new strange world that we live in, and as a wise man once said: “Anything to sell a record!” Bob’s Back: Robert Fripp of King Crimson, considered one of the most adept rock guitarists ever, is back in America doing limited dates with former R.E.M. members under the band name Slow Music. Seattle is the ground zero of this activity, and the band teamed up with The Humans, featuring Mrs. Fripp (also known as Rhythm Tracking fave Toyah), supporting the release of a new Humans mini-LP called Strange Tales (not to be confused with the old Marvel Comics title of the 1960s). The bands caused quite a stir on the West Coast, and we hope they bring some Slow Music and Humans activity to New York/Long Island in the days to come. It’s brilliant, intellectual work, the sort of which you just don’t hear anymore. More Awards: The previously mentioned “Billboard Music Awards” show on ABC owned the ratings and presented the usual parade of Katy Perry Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, the “hologram” Michael Jackson, and all the latest teen fave raves. Decades come and go, trends come and go, but as long as next generations of babies grow into teenyboppers, we will always have “scream age” idols in one form or another … and thank heaven for that. Grab your transistor radio; it’s summertime!

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Who: Vocalist Gina Cutillo has long been one of Long Island’s most famous entertainers. Heralded for her hit rock albums For The Love Of C... and From Here To Desire, the beautiful Port Jefferson Station singer is back on the scene with a new look and a refreshing new sound that’s a bit more danceoriented than in the past – a sound that should please not only her existing fans, but should earn her new converts at the same time. The personaable Cutillo has also served as an area radio personality, adding to her fan base The Artist & Her Sound: From the star’s official bio: “On her rapid rise to the top, Long Island’s pop queen Gina Cutillo announces ‘In Time’ as the first single off her upcoming album. “‘In Time’, produced by David Caggiano (Betamax), was written by Gina Cutillo. The track, featuring a pulsating drum beat and anthemic chorus along with raw emotive vocals, will set the tone for the upcoming album yet to be titled. This will mark Gina’s first full length studio album since the global success of The Lover 2010 (also see EPs Monolovers (2012) and Love Faith Soul (2013). That first single, ‘In Time, is a song about a future promise made to past lover, and is

available now on iTunes. ‘Known for her pop sense and infectious choruses, Gina has enjoyed phenomenal success with major TV, film, and commercial placements with every song from her album The Lover, both EPs, and a few songs from her sophomore album From Here To Desire. Gina has landed songs on ‘Oprah’, MLB, Nickelodeon, ‘Degrassi,’ Mean Girls 2, and many other major network shows and programs. Her dynamic stage presence has put her on stages alongside Katy Perry, Paramore, Cobra Starship, Prince, and other stars. Awarded best female vocalist, Gina is branding herself the new public figure of pop/rock/dance.” To Learn More About The Artist: Cutillo is everywhere in the cyber and social media worlds; find her at;;;; and Her albums and singles are available at iTunes and everywhere music is sold. Check her sites for upcoming shows and releases.

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