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Peat Moss & The Fertilizers Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall, Wantagh

September 12 at 9 PM • • (516) 783-7500

We sat down, scratched our heads, and tried to come up with a list of the longest-lasting Long Island cover bands – and Peat Moss & The Fertilizers came up at the very top. Sure, they play weddings, Atlantic City, gatherings … you got a problem with that? For loving, accurate covers of virtually every pop song ever, Moss and the boys have been the band that Islanders have turned to most for more years than we can think of. So how do they all still look so young?

90s Alt-Rock & Grunge Show K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore August 29 at 8 PM • (516) 804-9925

Grunge will never die: This amazing bill features not one but four top bands in Jesus Christ Pose (a Soundgarden tribute), Basket Case (Green Day tribute), Return Of Saturn (No Doubt/Gwen Stefani tribute), and Township Rebellion (Rage Against The Machine tribute), and it promises to be a night like few others at this top music venue. Check the early start time here; you'll want to arrive early to not miss a note.


Alive N' Kickin' Maliblue Oyster Bar, Lido Beach September 7 • (516)442-2799

For those who have enjoyed music outdoors at many area venues this season, mark this date on your calendars: It's the final music event at this popular club before before the sounds endAlive for the N'season. Kickin' And what a way to been yet Maliblue Oysterend Bar,what Lidohas Beach another amazing year: Alive ‘N•Kickin’ is a September 7 • (516)442-2799 maliblueoysveteran R&B band that scored a major hit (#7 in Billboard) in 1970 with the classic “Tighter For those who have enjoyed music outdoors at And Tighter.” Unlike most groups that many area venues this season, mark this date achieve that kind of success before retiring, on your calendars: It's the final music event at this one has never stopped rocking since its this popular club before before the sounds end formation, and now ranks as one of the major for the season. This veteran pop band, which event bands in the New York, New Jersey, and scored a major hit (#7 in Billboard) in 1970 with Connecticut tri-state area, performing all kinds “Tighter And Tighter,” has never stopped rockof shows at all kinds of venues. Pepe Cardona ing since its formation, and now ranks as one and his crew have never lost a step.

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The Jeff Beck Band

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders

The Paramount, Huntington August 29 at 8 PM • (631) 673-7300

“This album is a natural extension of the love of music I’ve had all my life,” says Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges, talking about his self-titled album that's he's now on tour in support of. Featuring a roster of well-known, veteran songwriters and musicians and produced by Bridges’ friend of three decades, Grammyaward winner T Bone Burnett, the 10-song disc is soulful and heartfelt, much like Bridges’ own usual demeanor. This Paramount show gives area fans a truly rare opportunity to catch a legend in both the film and music worlds, up close and personal. Jessie Bridges opens.

ZZ Top Jeff Beck Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh September 4 at 6 pm • (516) 221-1000

The last “official” concert at Jones Beach this season brings together a guitar fan's dream: Billy Gibbons and his blazing rock trio featuring Frank Beard and Dusty Hill, and Jeff Beck, a Hall of Famer who can play virtually anything from jazz to funk to hard rock to blues without missing a beat. No spring chickens, these artists – but they still deliver upbeat and exciting concerts. ZZ Top

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Virtual Run For Canine Pals

Frankie’s Friends, a charitable foundation, is hosting a virtual 5k run in September with the goal of putting thousands of runners on the road across America – and here in New York – to raise funds to help sick and injured pets whose families cannot afford the cost of lifesaving emergency or specialty care. All funds raised by New York participants will be used to help save the lives of pets whose families are located here in the state. Up until the weekend of September 5 through 7, Frankie’s Friends Doggone Run participants from New York have the opportunity to register, create their own fundraising campaign – as a team or as individuals raising funds leading up to the event weekend – and finishing with their own 5k anywhere, in any manner (run, jog, walk, bike or skip), anytime during the designated race weekend. Pets are welcome to participate as well. Registration is now open at DogGoneRunNewYork for individuals, teams and large groups. Frankie's Friends is a non-profit foundation dedicated to finding cures and saving pets with cancer and other life-threatening pet diseases. Information:

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A special theatrical event, Water Blues, Green Solutions – featuring a post-film Q&A featuring local experts on green infrastructure and land protection and their roles in preserving Long Island’s waters – is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30 pm at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. Tickets and information: (631) 423-7611 or

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The latest in Long Island Cars' popular “Car Show and Swap Meet' series of events will be Sunday, September 7 from 8 am to 5 pm at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma. Information: (631) 567-5898. Admission is $8; children under 12 are free. This event is held in parking lot #10. “Super Swap Sunday” features classic and collectible automobiles including show cars from the 50s, 60s, and 70s; street rods; antiques; exotics; muscle cars; and imports. Food, refreshments, and live entertainment are other attractions.

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Long Island’s first allfemale flat track roller derby league is back – and the Long Island Roller Rebels, owned and operated by the skaters since 2005 and affiliated with the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), are now ready to roll. This is a professional and competitive league, traveling and competing across the U.S., Canada, and Europe to face WFTDA and non-WFTDA challengers. Upcoming events at Skate Safe in Old Bethpage include September 6 at 8 pm as The Rock-a-Betty Bruisers face off against Garden State’s Brick City Bruisers; October 25, as the All-Stars take on Virginia’s Mother State Roller Derby; and November 15, as the Pink and Black teams duel in the annual intraleague “Charity Bout.” Home games are family friendly; each game includes a halftime act featuring local bands, Irish step dancers, or audience participation games for prizes. For tickets and more information:

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A free Saturday yoga program runs through September 27 with sessions at 9:30 am and 11 am at Socrates Sculpture Park, located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Information: (718) 956-1819, or log on to The classes are designed for all experience levels; participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or towel. Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this waterfront environment of nature and art.

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Something For Everyone: Concerts Are Back At Queens College

Like most peforming arts centers, the big stage at Queens College known as The Colden Auditorium at The Kupferberg Center for the Arts in Flushing is revving up for a new season of entertainment. On the early schedule for fall 2014 are Jason Mraz and Raining Jane on September 19 at 8 pm; the return of pop superstar Johnny Mathis on October 26 at 7 pm; R&B and soul legend Gladys Knight on November 7 at 8 pm; and more classical and popular music events.

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Gracias Easter Cantata/ Gracias Christmas Cantata Tilles Center, Greenvale August 27 (Easter) at 7 pm; August 28 (Christmas) at 7:30 PM • (516) 299-2752

Presented by The International Youth Fellowship, the Easter event is a musical re-enactment of the last days, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Christmas event offers Christmas music, three acts (Birth, Happiness, and Glory), and “one eternal message of hope.” Admission is free. Note: This is not a Tilles Center event; for more information, contact, or call (855) 264-5992.

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One of the most lauded indoor baseball and softball instructional facilites on the east coast is The Cage indoor training center in Middle Village; contact them at, or call (718) 366-2122. Professional quality batting cages are available for half-hour or hour rentals; memberships are available, with discounts available for frequent users as well. You can do a lot more than just hit baseballs and softballs at The Cage – also available are pitching tunnels, a new and improved infield area, pitching and practice equipment, and a snack bar that's perfect for cool-down time. Instruction is available for not just baseball and softball, but soccer, cricket, and other sports.

The Biggest Events At Area Performing Arts Centers & Theaters Indiana Jones & The Raiders Of The Lost Ark YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore Friday, August 27 at 7:30 PM • (631) 969-1101

There are no concerts on the big stage during

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Suffolk Theater, Riverhead August 29 at 8 pm • (631) 727-4343

this two-week period at Boulton Center, but the screen will feature Harrison Ford and one of the most successful action films of all time. This is the way to enjoy classic action movies – and at just $8, it’s a bonafide bargain to boot. 4 • Good Times Magazine - August 26 - September 8, 2014

The term “legend” gets used so often for practically anyone who sticks around for decades in the music world – but in this case, the word is more than justified: Booker T remains a national treasure as well as one of the most influential keyboardists in pop music history. In the 1960s, Booker T led the house band during sessions with Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, The Staple Singers, and Bob Dylan. Next came the remarkable Booker T & The MGs. Today, Booker contiues to innovate, re-interpretting artists including Outkast and many more. If there is one, true voice of “soul organ,” it is this music icon.


The Biggest Events At Area Performing Arts Centers & Theaters The Tempest Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Westermann Stage September 7 at 2 PM • (516) 877-4927

This culminating masterpiece of Shakespeare’s career pits the desire for revenge against the demands of love and asks if man is capable of creating a brave new world. Christopher Plummer stars in this production that was filmed live over several performances, giving the viewer an upfront and intimate theatrical experience. This recording of a live performance will be presented on the screen in the Concert Hall with crystal-clear HD projection and beautiful surround sound..

Heffron Drive

Madison Theatre, Molloy College, Rockville Centre September 6 at 8 PM • • (516) 678-5000

This is what success looks like in 2014: With more than two million Twitter followers, 415,000 Instagram followers, and much momentum, electronic music act Heffron Drive has become a cultural phenomenon. The duo’s first U.S. tour covered 22 dates in November and December, selling out venues such as The Roxy Theatre (Los Angeles), and headlining Webster Hall in New York City. Now, Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt make their Long Island debut.

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Film Reviews The Giver

Starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Taylor Swift Directed by Philip Noyce The Weinstein Company Since it was first published, Lisa Lowry’s 1992 sci-fi novel about a post-apocalyptic society, The Giver” has sold more than 10 million copies, and has become a staple on required reading lists for junior high school English classes. With that kind of commercial success in the literary world, it’s surprising that film studios did not jump sooner to have Lowry’s book hit the big screen. Actor Jeff Bridges, who doubles as both the title character and film’s producer, admitted his surprise at a Manhattan press conference promoting the movie that major studios elected to pass on it. He was grateful that The Weinstein Company agreed to finance and distribute this film. It turns out the Hollywood big boys (Warner Brothers, Fox, Sony, Disney, and Paramount) knew what they were doing by passing on it. The film opens on the summit of a secluded mountain where we are introduced to a society which Karl Marx could only have dreamed about. In this unnamed world there is no free will; everyone is required to take medication that turns off all emotions; jobs are assigned by an allegedly omniscient council of elders whose leader is the imperious Chief Elder (Streep) who will not tolerate any dissent; there is no competition; and perhaps most heinous of all, babies are separated at birth from their biological parents and assigned randomly to

other adults. In the first scene, we meet our teen hero, Jonas (Thwaites), who is attending his high school graduation. It is at this ceremony that he and his classmates learn what vocations have been chosen for them. Jonas is the last of his peers called on by the Chief Elder, who informs him that he has been selected to be the “Receiver of Memories” and is told to report to a mysterious bearded man who has a home on the edge of the mountain. It turns out that the older gent (Bridges), who refers to himself as “The Giver,” is the town’s historian and is the only one who is allowed to know about life in the old world when people could choose their destinies and the good and the bad that came with that

Techno Beat As it’s been a great festival season this year so far, it comes to that time of the year for one of the biggest and best festivals out there. Of course, I’m talking about none other than the Electric Zoo Festival taking place over Labor Day Weekend on Randall’s Island. There’s no better way to end the summer and the festival season than with this pinnacle event. If you’ve been to EZoo in the past, you know what it’s like. If not, I’m here to help you out. You have an entire island to yourself. You’re removed from the noise and distraction of the outside world, on an island with thousands of people like yourself, looking to have fun and hear great music. That atmosphere alone is what makes Electric Zoo such a unique festival. When you add in all the extras the creators have to make you feel like you’re in a different world, it really is a once in a lifetime experience. You have the Garden of EZoo, which is a sea of lights and animations throughout a giant section of trees. When you need to rest or just want to hang out, you’re greeted by this mini wonderland. But if you’re not in the mood for resting, there’s plenty to do and see. Last year, EZoo added a second main stage for a total of five stages throughout the festival. Well, they figured they’d up it a little bit more for this year and

ability. It is now The Giver’s job to pass on his knowledge to Jonas, who quickly learns from him the joys of love and the horrors of war, neither of which exists in his current world. Jonas quickly learns that the benefits of life in “the old forbidden world” outweigh even the sometimes horrific negatives. It’s his mission to make sure that his community learns about what they’re missing, and it’s up to the Chief Elder to stop him at all costs. The Giver is one of the most turgid in years, and it is done in by its laughable solemnity. This is not the fault of its game cast, who do what they can with this joyless script. Streep appears to be having a ball playing a rare villain role, while Bridges has fun doing his impersonation of Kris Kristofferson’s growling voice. Australian actor Thwaites is fine as Jonas; the same can be said for Odeya Rush who plays his love interest, Fiona. Country star Swift has only a brief cameo in the film, and is virtually unrecognizable wearing a brunette wig. Obviously, the filmmakers are hoping that her name in the cast will make her loyal army of elementary and junior high school girls want to run out and see this film. Don’t give up your lunch money to see The Giver, kids. – Lloyd Carroll

by Richard Joseph Branciforte added a sixth stage which is going to be a vinyl only stage. Damn, that’s cool. They’re adding vinyl. It’s a niche group and to have it at a big festival like this just adds to the variety of acts and types of music you can experience at this event. In addition to adding this 6th stage, Electric Zoo is going to be having a lot


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of new artists at the festival that are making their debut. Now, you may be thinking, “What artists haven’t been at Electric Zoo??” Well, there are a good amount and all of them are descending at once this year. Just to name a few (and I really mean just a few) we have Brillz, Caked Up, Candyland, Carnage, Clockwork, Figure, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, gLAdiator, Heroes x

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Villians, Jack U, Keys N Krates, MAKJ, Seven Lions, New World Sound, and TJR. That was about a quarter of the list, just for reference. Now, there’s a bunch of ways to get to the island. I’m going to tell you the BEST way to do it. Sure, you can take a shuttle/bus and wait forever or you can drive and pay a massive amount of money for

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parking. Go for it. However, if you’re a little bit more frugal like I am, the best way to go is by subway and just walking over the bridge. Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 125 street on the east side, get off, and just walk from there across the bridge onto the island. Sure, it’s about a 25-30 minute walk. But, if you’re with friends, it’ll go by quickly. And I guarantee you’ll be waiting

longer to get on a bus and then get through NYC traffic onto the island. I’ve done it the last 2 years, and it’s worked like a charm every time. In addition to getting there, the list of items that you can/cannot bring in has changed a little bit since last year, so you might wanna check that out before you bring something that you’re gonna have to throw out at the door. Ah, so it’s your first time and you want some advice on how to have the best possible time at the festival? That’s a good question. Plan out your day ahead of time. Choose the artists that you wanna see so you know who is playing when and have a schedule that you can look at. Stay hydrated. That is easily one of the most important things. Electric Zoo has spent a lot of time and money making sure there is ample water for everyone, so take advantage of it! Have set meeting places and times for your group in case you get broken up. Cell phone service on the island with that many people is pretty shitty, so it’s good to have a location and time set so you don’t lose everyone. That’s all for this issue. Hope I was able to give you some much needed info about EZoo and I hope to see some of you there in a few weeks. And always remember, keep raging my friends!

Film Reviews

Superheroes, Save Us: Guardians Of The Galaxy Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel Directed by James Gunn Walt Disney Pictures

Even in an era when virtually any film that's associated with Marvel is sure-fire hit, nobody saw this coming: This first installment featuring the Guardians Of The Galaxy characters raked in more than $90 million in its opening weekend, blasting away not only the foes of justice, but also every other film that dared to spool at the multiplex. In fact, the continuing gate for the Guardians is so strong that the upcoming Avengers sequel will be hard-pressed to top it. The opening for this film was the third biggest of 2014 thus far, trailing only the latest (awful) Tranformers film and another Marvel title, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This new superhero meller also now ranks as the biggest August opening of all time (and the seventh-biggest opening … brace yourselves … of all time). Truly amazing – but not as amazing as the acting of WWE wrestsler Dave Bautista, who portrays the tragic yet heroic Dax The Destroyer here. In the wrestling ring, Bautista was known as “The Animal,” and wasn't exactly a verbal firestorm during interivews. Here, however, he seems so natural in front of the camera that current action stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Mark

Wahlberg, and Hugh Jackman better keep a sharp look over their shoulders, because Bautista is the hot new kid on the block and it's going to take a lot of movie muscle to nudge him out of the way after this excellent performance. Helping Bautista and the rest of the cast along are the high spirits provided by this film; director James Gunn, instead of forming a dark, moody world around his heroes, brings back a light touch akin to the early Star Wars films, which means kids as well as adults will take to this. Sure, this is flimsy, Saturday matinee-style entertainment – but it's good, fun stuff that leaves filmgoers entertained and enthralled instead of worn out.

Besides Bautisa, the rest of the cast is letter perfect; yeah, that's Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, the most unlikely of superheroes. Pratt, as leader Peter Quill who becomes Star-Lord, delivers the goods both physically an with many a wisecrack; the beautiful Saldana looks hot, but is every bit as effective during action sequences as her male counterparts. We could detail what there is of the plot for you, but think of it this way: Even if you're not 16 years old, these Guardians of the Galazy pack as much pure fun into two hours as any film we can think of so far this year. Go, laugh, enjoy the popcorn. – Cody Bell

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Chris ew York Mets general manager Young Sandy Alderson claimed that the team was not putting up the white flag for the 2014 season by releasing the underperforming outfielders Bobby Abreu and Chris Young and replacing them with Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Matt den Dekker. The GM also announced that another young performer, Wilmer Flores, would be getting the bulk of playing time at shortstop for the rest of the season in place of Ruben Tejada, who has been in the organization’s doghouse for the last two years. It’s hard to blame Alderson for wanting to take a good look at three young players who have logged a lot of time in the Mets’ minor league system. If they play well, Alderson will have some homegrown, inexpensive talent for the 2015 roster – but if they don’t perform, they might as well be dropped from the 40-man roster once the season ends. Nieuwenhuis and den Dekker are serviceable outfielders who will occasionally get a big hit or a defensive gem, but you aren’t going to get to the playoffs with them in your starting lineup. Flores can hit, but his glove is a question mark. Alderson seems averse to spending his bosses’ money on high-priced talent; perhaps it’s because the few times he has, the dice have more often than not come up snake eyes: Alderson wasted $12 million on a two-year contract for relief pitcher Frank Francisco in 2012, and last winter, Alderson signed Young, a career .233 hitter, to a $7.5 million,

By Lloyd Carroll one-year contract. It was a headscratcher why Alderson signed Young; to be fair, Young did deliver some late-inning clutch hits, but not nearly enough of them. Some members of the press, as well as many fans on social media, were tastelessly celebrating his departure as if it were some perverse victory. Young was a gentleman who was unfailingly polite with media. He was also well aware that his contract would make him an easy target for frustrated Mets fans. Here’s hoping that he gets a chance to succeed with another team. No sports franchise reveres its history the way the New York Yankees do. Two weeks ago, Paul O’Neill, a key reason why the Yankees won four World Series from 1996 to 2000 and the American League pennant in 2001, received a plaque that will be the latest addition to Monument Park in Yankee Stadium. O’Neill was known for his intensity, such



ear Up For The Season: As we tend to do just prior to the start of every bowling season, here's a look at many of the newest bowling ball releases from the top manufacturers. As we always say: Have a ball in USBC-sanction leagues. Roto Grip: This company gets a gold star from us for its easy-to-understand HP (Hook Potential) system: If an RG ball has a “4,” it's max hook, a “1,” not a lot. Easy, right? New models that should be in pro shops either by now or any moment now: HP4 line: The Sinister with its unique “Cage” core; HP3 line: Hysteria, a follow-up to other “crazed” balls in the series named Asylum, Deranged, and Disturbed; HP2 line: Outry, a follow-up to the massively successful Uproar; HP1 line: The controllable pearl Scream (neon pink pearl/navy pearl) and solid Shout (red/blue), now rolling along for their fourth years, get jazzy new colors. Storm: The sport's leading imprint has enjoyed vast success in recent years with its IQ and various Gravity lines. In July, Storm released the newest ball in its Master line, the Optimus, which features its pearlized R2X reactive shell and uniqueTri-Sphere core. The Thunder series recently issued the Pitch Black, an exceptionally cool-looking urethane ball that still manages to move and provide a lot of kick. Brunswick: This time-tested brand had a big

as slamming his helmet into the turf after a ground out and tossing his bat in disgust after striking out. I asked him if he had any regrets about his on-field antics: “In retrospect, I wish that the television cameras didn’t catch some of my frustrations. That’s why I loved seeing the on-screen tribute today. They only showed the fans the good stuff,” he said with a smile. Did any Little League coaches ever write to him complaining that they didn’t want their kids to act like sore losers every time that they made an out? “Some did write to me about that, but others thought that my intensity was a positive for their players,” said O’Neill. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter passed Honus Wagner for sixth place on the all-time Major League Baseball hits list when he legged out an infield single during the Yankees’ last homestand. ESPN/New York asked fans on its website: “Who was a better shortstop: Honus Wagner or Derek Jeter?” Call me a cynic, but I don’t think all that

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2013/2014 season, as balls such as the Johnny Petraglia LT-48 and Melee drew raves from everyone from pros to league bowlers. This season, Brunwick's top of the line ball is its Fortera Exile, which might be the biggest anomaly in the biz right now: A ball with long length combined with a lot of hook, making it beyond perfect for medium conditions all the way to the most soupy centers. Columbia 300: This legendary brand unveiled a new logo last year – and now it has added the wildly colored N'Sane Antics at the head of its product line. Reportely not as hooky as the original Antics or as flippy as the Crazy Antics, this new version brings the line into one that suits any bowler regardless of style. Hammer: The Black Widow line has been a favorite of bowlers around the globe for years, and it continues with the new Black Widow Assassin, which Hammer notes is “one of the most aggressive and continuous hooking balls in the market today.” Track: The innovative company's new midperformance Lx05 features a quick-responding QR-4 hybrid cover which is less aggressive compared the popular Lx16, but provides just as much hitting power and more control. Lane #1: This Syracuse company, known for its

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“boutique” line of top quality balls, has a new monster ready to roar in its Typhoon Pearl, likely to be nirvana for keglers looking for maxium hook and a veritble ton of flare. Ebonite: This classic brand's newest ball, Energy Source, is yet another new piece that's a lot of bang for the buck in that it offers both length and hook in abundance. It's also one of the grooviest new balls to watch on the lanes, as its red, silver, and black colors give it a vastly modern look. DV8/Radical: These members of the Brunswick family have new offerings in the Ruckus Schizo and Rude Dude (DV8), with Mo Pinel's Radical bringing us the Reax Gusto. Motiv: This popular brand’s new Tribal Fire seems a perfect choice for medium-dry lanes. Also new is the Octane, which delivers – in abundance – both length and hitting power on medium lanes.


By Lloyd Carroll Photos: Chris Young, Derek Jeter by Bob Smith; Paul O’Neill by Delaywaves; Justin Tuck by Mike Morbeck

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many of the potential voters saw Wagner play, as he retired in 1917. The Mets took a lot of ribbing for a promotion where they gave out toy trucks to young fans that had Phillies’ logos on them instead of Mets logos. If it’s any consolation, the Phillies gave away trucks to their fans that had the Mets insignia on them. The office supplies company, W.B. Mason, sponsored both giveaways, and the fulfillment company that they hired was clearly was at fault. In fairness, the two teams are a mere 100 miles apart geographically, and are battling it out to see who can finish last in the National League East; perhaps the confusion was understandable. Expect opposing quarterbacks to be throwing

the ball deep and often against the New York Jets, as Darrelle Revis’ successor, Dee Milliner, is battling a high ankle strain. Former New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck should feel right at home as he starts his career with the Oakland Raiders: His new team plays the Jets at MetLife Stadium to kick off the NFL season on September 7. The U.S. Open is now underway at The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. The odds are that the men’s final four will consist of the usual quartet of suspects: Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. The real excitement is guessing when John Isner, traditionally the last American left in the tournament, gets eliminated. This year, there is a legitimate local rooting interest in the U.S. Open as Merrick’s Noah Rubin, who won the boys tournament at Wimbledon, has qualified for the main draw. I spoke with Noah at Citi Field just after his Wimbledon victory, and he told me that he is ready accept the challenge of reversing the USA’s dismal recent fortunes in tennis. The 2014 U.S. Open will mark the end of an era in sports broadcasting, as this will be the last year that CBS Sports will be a part of it. The “Tiffany Network” has been televising the Open finals longer than anyone can remember, but ESPN will own complete broadcasting rights beginning next year. Three cheers for the San Antonio Spurs for hiring Becky Hammon to be the first full-time female assistant coach in the NBA. Hammon had a lengthy playing career in the


WNBA, including a long run with the New York Liberty. The Libs were never the same after they stupidly traded her to the San Antonio Stars for center Jessica Davenport, a complete bust in New York. The Brooklyn Nets wish that Deron Williams could play point guard for them as well as Hammon did for the Liberty.

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Arts Announcements

Art Bare Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery, Cutchogue September 6 through October 20; (631) 734- 8545; An exhibition highlighting evocative images by Michael Edelson and Ann Brandeis; a special reception is scheduled for September 6 at 6 pm. A portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to The Retreat Domestic Violence Services, whose mission is to provide safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse, and to break the cycle of family violence.

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, Mary #1 and professional – are by Michael invited to play along at Edelson these rehearsals. Music fans are welcome to come and listen; refreshments are available. 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,

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Each Tuesday at 6 pm; stonybrook .edu/ sb/ wang/ events.shtml Multi-level yoga classes (appropriate for beginners and more advanced students) designed to stretch and strengthen your body, increase your inner peace, and bring mind, body, and spirit into alignment.

My Life Is A Musical

Kiss Me, Kate CM Performing Arts Center, Oakdale Through Agust 24; (631) 581-2700; CM Performing Arts: The Cole Porter classic.

Hobbies Long Island Auto Replica Society

The Addams Family

Play It Again, Sam BroadHollow Theatre, Elmont August 30 through September 14; (631) 581-2700; BroadHollow Theater Company: This revival of the famed Woody Allen comedy moves to BroadHollow Theatre.

Still Life: 1970s Photorealism Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor Through November 9; (516) 484-9337; Works from The Yale University Art Gallery include Chuck Close, Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit, Idelle Weber, and more. Children Summer Children's Theater Presented by BroadHollow Theatre Company Throughout August; (631) 581-2700; Full shows of both Disney's 101

The Elephant Man Studio Theatre, Lindenhurst Through August 30; (516) 775-4420; BroadHollow Theatre Company: The gripping story of Joseph Merrick comes to the Studio Theatre stage. information, feedback, and readings by area screenwriters. Log on for schedules and information. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:


Dalmatians and The Little Mermaid during mornings and afternoons at all three BroadHollow Theatre regular locations; call or log on for a complete schedule. Concerts 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.

Live At Winterland Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington August 26 at 7:30 pm; (631) 423-FILM; Join host Bill Shelley for a big screen celebration of this folk-rock supergroup in a complete concert filmed live in 1973 at Bill Graham’s Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Health Community Yoga Wang Center, Stony Brook University

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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. Theater Clothes Encounters BayWay Arts Center, East Islip Through September 7; (631) 581-2700; BroadHollow Theatre Company: A farce of double meanings, mistaken identities, and sexual innuendo. Deathtrap John W. Engeman Theatre at Northport Through September 7; (631) 261-2900; Engeman Theatre: The longest-running comedy thriller in Broadway history comes to Long Island; expect that usual just-likeBroadway Engeman style.

My Life Is A Musical Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor Through August 31; (631) 725-9500; This world premiere musical stars theater veterans Robert Cuccioli, Kathleen Elizabeteh Monteleone, Justin Matthew Sargent, and Howie Michael Smith.

The Addams Family Gateway Playhouse Through September 13; (631) 286-1133; Gateway Playhouse: They're creepy and they're kooky ... and they've invaded Bellport. This nationally touring production has drawn raves; a best bet for this edition.

Play It Again, Sam


Tuesday, August 26

Nassau Open Mic hosted by Mike Dorio Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill (Oyster Bay) Long Beach Summer Concert Series: High Hide (National Boulevard) Moondance Reel (East Rockaway) Acoustic/Electric Open Mic hosted by The Reflectors Connolly Station (Malverne) Deep Purple NYCB Theatre at Westbury JDL Paddy's Loft (Massapequa) Jazz Jam Session Walk Street Tavern (New Hyde Park) Lou Messana & Al Cardillo Sage Bistro (Woodbury) Taps & Apps Tuesdays Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh) Original Music Tuesday: Pops Rizzo & The Bra-jole Brothers/Johnny Mac/Mark Newman K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Mystic Maliblue Oyster Bar (Lido Beach) Nappi Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) DJ Cowboy Ben-E The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) CrowBait/Prince (TX)/Yum Yuckers/ Somerset Thrower Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Suffolk Acoustic Open Mic Night hosted by David Jon Paisley 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Acoustic Open Mic One Main (Babylon) Cheap Trick The Paramount (Huntington) Tuesday Night Live: George Cintron & Bobby Rondinelli Katie's of Smithtown The Cogs Singles Open Jam Gator Blue (East Islip) The People's Open Mic with Dave March Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport)

Your Guide To Local Events Donny Celenza & Nina Gordon Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Jerry Costanzo And His Trio Don Lorenzo's Restaurant and Lounge (Glen Cove) Open Mic w/"Big Daddy" John Struck:The Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic w/The Night Owls Band Phat Daddy's (Oceanside) Open Mic hosted by Robert Sloan Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Alive 'N Kickin' Duo Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) Tommy T. Mudcat Blues Jam w/Mike Nugent and Ian Petillo The Breakers (Bayville) Original Music Tuesday: Wonderous Stories NYC/Queens Pops Rizzo & The Bra-jole Brothers Yellowman Maliblue August 26 - K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) B.B. King's Oyster Bar (NYC) (Lido Beach) Rubblebucket Mercury Lounge (NYC) The Scoundrels Big Daddy's All-Star Billy Preston Tribute Concert (Massapequa) City Winery (NYC) Superbad Reel (East Rockaway) Quarter Horse Alphabet Lounge (NYC) Whiskey Wednesdays Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh) Wednesday, August 27 Terry Fator NYCB Theatre at Westbury Nassau Gracias Easter Cantata Tilles Center Blues Jam w/Joe Vicino Band Sunset (Brookville) Grill (Seaford) Long Beach Summer Concert Series: Suffolk Cassandra House Bobbique (Patchogue) T'Bazco Road (New York Avenue) Henry Haid The Oar (Patchogue) Tuesday Afternoon (Moody Blues The Cogs Singles Open Jam The Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The Biscuit Kings R.S. Jones (Merrick) Stadium (Bohemia) Open Mic with Dan Acosta & DJ Harry:Oke The Thirsty Scholar (Holbrook) Open Mic with Shaun Lally Flanagan's Pub (Ronkonkoma) Open Mic Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Paul Mahos Dockers Waterside (East Quogue) John Negron The Oar (Patchogue) Industry Night with Hello Brooklyn/ Black & Sparrow Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Ward Cloughen Shandon Court (East Islip) Country Tuesday Revolution (Amityville)

Garet Newman's Jazz Jam East End Republican Club (Sayville) Open Blues/Jazz Jam Park Avenue Studios/Briggs Music (Huntington) Open Jam w/Ed The Hat & Friends The Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma) Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic hosted by Kyle Fitzpatrick BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Game Night Katie's of Smithtown Acoustic Artist Tom Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) County Line The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Boots On The Bay Music Festival Long Island Maritime Museum (Sayville) The London Quireboys Revolution (Amityvile) Aztec Two-Step/Yellowman Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) NYC/Queens Thumpers Mercury Lounge (NYC) David Broza City Winery (NYC) Danny Kean The Red Lion (NYC) Chevelle Terminal 5 (NYC) Flow 2014 Radio City Music Hall (NYC) Rebel Diaz B.B. King's (NYC)

Thursday, August 28

Nassau Uppercut Maliblue Oyster Bar (Lido Beach) Disco Unlimited Mio Posto Ristorante Italiano (Hicksville) Tiberius (Acoustic) The Tides (Freeport) Poetik featuring The League Vibe Lounge (Rockville Centre) Classic Rock & Blues Jam w/Curt Arnel & Friends: Callahan's (East Meadow) Jazz Jam Wickers Club (Hicksville) Open Mic Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage)

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Jazz Night: Marty Phillips/Daryl Pooser/Bill Smith Viana Hotel & Spa (Westbury) Jazz & Sushi Night Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) The Joey Bayer Band Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) Hot Summer Thursdays The Carltun at Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) Live Band Karaoke/Playback K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic Night Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Open Mic Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Poetik featuring Malik McFly/Bighead Cabvasone/Robby Cash Vibe Lounge (Rockville Centre) Acoustic Open Mic with Frank Walker Sunset Grill (Seaford) Woody Mack R.S. Jones (Merrick) Open Mic Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Salsa Night Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Tailgates & Tanlines Thursdays Mulcahy's (Wantagh) South Of Sunrise Reel (East Rockaway) Karaoke with DJ Joey Mongoose Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa) Gracias Christmas Cantata Tilles Center (Brookville)

Suffolk Acoustic Open Mic with Dave Christian Lefty's (Lindenhurst) Bryan Gallo & Pete Mancini (of Butchers Blind) Toast Coffee House (Port Jefferson) Chris & Eddie Duo FatFish (Bay Shore) Jim Kuhn's Square Feet Band Dockers Waterside (East Quogue) Irish Sessions Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Bangers N' Mash That Meetball Place (Patchogue)

Your Guide To Local Events The Roosters Shandon Court (East Islip) Tiberius Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Motley Crue Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) 90s All-Rock & Grunge Show: Return Of Saturn (No Doubt/Gwen Stefani)/Basket Case (Green Day)/Jesus Christ Pose (Soundgarden)/Township Rebellion (Rage Against The Machine) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Mystic/Young Rebel Goombas Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) Riot Academy/The Merge/Seven Stories/The NYC/Queens Souls Of When/Bad Mischief Le Mary/Sirius Poisson Fades/Last Rouge (NYC) Turn Off Broadway Mariella The Hub /Corina (Island Park) Corina/Tatoo Social Distortion - September 5 Christine Money Sweeney & /Broken The Paramount (Huntington) The Dirty Luxury Stay-Outs/Tom Moran Band Mercury Lounge (NYC) /Vigilance Committee Harlem Gospel Choir B.B. King's (NYC) /Sarah J & The Guilty Henchmen Mr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Berry's (Bethpage) Boys City Winery (NYC) Aziz Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Friday, August 29 12X The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Nassau Andy Putnam Mulcahys Pub & Concert 1964: The Tribute (Beatles) NYCB Hall (Wantagh) Theatre at Westbury Something Fresh Maliblue Oyster Bar Our Generation Michael's Porthole (Lido Beach) (Oceanside) Mystic/Young Rebel Goombas Hudsons Long Beach Summer Concert Series: On The Mile (Freeport) Chic 'N Martini R.S. Jones (Merrick) Swingtime Big Band (National Finding Four Vibe Lounge (Rockville Boulevard) Live Music Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Centre) Joanne Amante & Frank Walker Eleanor Beach) DJ Epic Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) The Roosters Shandon Court (East Islip) The Scofflaws 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Karaoke World Katie's of Smithtown Ivan Ward Trio Treme (Islip) Hot Lava/Gary Douglas/Clara Lofaro Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Non Stop To Cairo Declan Quinn's (Bay Shore) Two-Man Acoustical Jam The Oar (Patchogue) Syncrosanct Bobbique (Patchogue)

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Rigby's (Mineola) Sound Chaser Memories (Williston Park) Permission To Launch Reel (East Rockaway) Rick Laban Jack Halyards (Oyster Bay) Touch Of Gray Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa)

Suffolk Jeff Bridges & The Abiders/Jessie Bridges The Paramount (Huntington) Kip Moore/Chris Stapleton Pennysaver Amphitheater (Farmingdale) Naked Truth The Oar (Patchogue) Jay Scott Band Bistro 72 at Hotel Indigo (Riverhead) New York's Most Dangerous Big Band Babylon Village Gazebo TMJ Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Bryan Gallo/Travis McKeveny Nettie's Farm & Market (Center Moriches) Tim Huss (at Happy Hour) Shandon Court (East Islip) Hymm For Her Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Farruko Emporium (Patchogue) Rob Balone FatFish (Bay Shore) Martini Garden Treme (Islip) Rock Stars From Mars That Meetball Place (Patchogue) Acoustic Blue Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Solid Gold: A Tribute To Motown Theatre Tree (Port Jefferson) Jorma Kaukonen/LHT Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Metasin Reunion/IM5 Revolution (Amityville) DJ Sparky The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Atomic Red Hots Bobbique (Patchogue) Non Stop To Cairo BrickHouse Brewery

Calendar (Patchogue) Macca Nation (Paul McCartney & Wings Tribute)/Stealin' Dan (Steely Dan Tribute) 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Steve Strecker Band Docker's Waterside (East Quogue) Booker T Suffolk Theater (Riverhead)

NYC/Queens Larry Graham & Graham Central Station B.B. King's (NYC) Stringrs Mercury Lounge (NYC) La Salsa Vive Madison Square Garden (NYC)

Saturday, August 30

Nassau Fantasia NYCB Theatre at Westbury JD Blues Band Still Partners (Seacliff) Urban Waste/Ms. America/GANGWAY!/M.A.D./Enemy Of The State/Death Dealer/Belial The Hub (Island Park) Johnny & The Rockers Michael's Porthole (Oceanside) Zac Brown Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Head Over Heels/Barry Waller Reel (East Rockaway) Push/Fullhouse The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Acoustic Blue Memories (Williston Park) Meateaterologists/Sofus Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Prognosis/Warchild (Jethro Tull Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) 20 Highview/Therapy Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) New York Minute Maliblue Oyster Bar (Lido Beach) Marco Solis & Gilberto Rosa Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale) Susan Pelino & Blue North Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa)

Suffolk Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo The Paramount (Huntington) Electric Dudes Gunther's Pub (Northport) Amped That Meetball Place (Patchogue) The Cara Band Shandon Court (East Islip) Tony K & The Boardwalk Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Ladies Drink Free BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Klassic Rewind/Lisa Polizzi Band/Tranwreck 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Captain Jack/Uncovered/Fireworks Pennysaver Amphitheater (Farmingdale) Don & Wiley FatFish (Bay Shore) Sol Play The Oar (Patchogue) Future Emporium (Patchogue) Felix Cabrera & The Robert Ross Band Treme (Islip) T Bone & Franny Mae Bobbique (Patchogue) Abba Experience Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) Ninjas & Samurais Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Jessie Barnes Bistro 72 at Hotel Indigo (Riverhead) Danger Danger Revolution (Amityville) Ready In 10 The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Diane McArdle & Frank Walker Cooperage Inn (Calverton) Nancy Atlas Project/Celtic Cross/The Young Presidents Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) NYC/Queens Rocky & The Pressers Mercury Lounge (NYC) Garfunkel & Oates Irving Plaza (NYC) Cool Hand Lou & The Downtown Daddy-Os Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Abstract Truth B.B. King's (NYC)

Sunday, August 31


Your Guide To Local Events So Last Year Vibe Lounge (Rockville Centre) Santo & Billy Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Danny Kean Otto's Seat Grill (Freeport) Kamellot Maliblue Oyster Bar (Lido Beach) Wonderous Stories Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) Reggae Sundays with Roots Foundation Reel (East Rockaway)

Halyards American Bar & Grill (Oyster Bay) Acoustic/Electric Open Mic hosted by The Reflectors Connolly Station (Malverne) Acoustic Open Mic hosted by Frank Walker K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Whiskey Road The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Jazz Jam Session Walk Street Tavern (New Hyde Park) JDL Paddy's Loft (Massapequa)

Suffolk Frank Latorre & The King Bees Treme (Islip) Suffolk Paul Mahos Open Mic Dockers Comiskey Park Waterside Bar (Saint (East Quogue) James) Ward Noiz Docker's Cloughen Waterside (East Quogue) Shandon Court Neighborhood (East Islip) The Oar Acoustic Open The Legendary Murphys - September 4 (Patchogue) Mic Nite hostDennis Phelps ed by David Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) FatFish (Bay Jon Paisley 50 Shore) Yard Line (West Babylon) Modern Life Is War Amityville Music Tuesday Night Live: George Cintron & Hall Bobby Rondinelli Katie's of Smithtown Ra The Rugged Man/Sean Price 89 Open Mic with Shaun Lally Flanagan's North Music Venue (Patchogue) Pub (Ronkonkoma) Ashes In The Sky Revolution The Cogs Singles Open Jam Gator Blue (Amityville) (East Islip) Dimetri Martin Westhampton Beach Open Mic with Dan Acosta & DJ Harry Performing Arts Center Oke The Thirsty Scholar (Holbrook) Sophie Breem/The Post/Money Open Jam w/George Cintron & Rob Delicious Stephen Talkhouse DeMartino Katies of Smithtown (Amagansett) Open Mic Comiskey Park Bar (Saint Jeff LeBlanc Bistro 72 at Hotel Indigo James) (Riverhead) Traditional Irish Music Shandon Court (East Islip) NYC/Queens

NYC/Queens Pagode Do Massa B.B.Kings's (NYC) Nuggets & Beyond Part 3 City Winery (NYC) Open Mic with Anthony Gibney: Diving Bell (Sunnyside) Tony Middleton Trio Jazz Brunch: Kitano New York Hotel (NYC)

Monday, September 1

Nassau Industry Night Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Mystic Maliblue Oyster Bar (Lido Beach) Shekki Twang & Onos Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) Out Of The Weeds Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh)

Suffolk Open Mic Comedy Show Fin's Pub (Oakdale) Flashback The Oar (Patchogue) Spoonwalk FatFish (Bay Shore) Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Shandon Court (East Islip) Open Mic with Dave Drew The Bartini Bar (Babylon) Open Mic Night w/Kenn Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst) Open Mic Night w/The House Wreckers /Jeff Leblanc Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)

NYC/Queens Jam with Richie Cannata The Bitter End (NYC) Jim Caruso's Cast Party Birdland (NYC) Open Jazz Jam Session Kitano New York Hotel (NYC) The Sky Captains Of Industry Mercury Lounge (NYC) A Decade Of Soul B.B. King's (NYC) Jeff Bridges & The Abiders/Jessie Bridges City Winery (NYC)

Tuesday, September 2

Nassau Open Mic hosted by Mike Dorio Jack

Lazer Cake Mercury Lounge (NYC) Coco Montoya B.B. King's (NYC)

Wednesday, September 3

Nassau Fred The Human iPod The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Blues Jam with The Joe Vicino Band Sunset Grill (Seaford) Donny Celenza & Nina Gordon Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Jerry Costanzo And His Trio Don Lorenzo's Restaurant and Lounge (Glen Cove) ZZ Top/Jeff Beck Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Open Mic w/The Night Owls Band Phat Daddy's (Oceanside) Open Mic hosted by Robert Sloan Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic with "Big Daddy" John Struck The Homestead (Oyster Bay) Tommy T. Mudcat Blues Jam with Mike Nugent and Ian Petillo The Breakers (Bayville) Live Music K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Suffolk The Cogs Singles Open Jam The Stadium (Bohemia) Acoustic Artist Tom Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Garet Newman's Jazz Jam East End Republican Club (Sayville) Saving Abel/J Rad/Signal The Sun Revolution (Amityville) Colbie Caillat The Paramount (Huntington) Game Night Katie's of Smithtown Southbound The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Karaoke Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)


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Calendar Open Blues/Jazz Jam Park Avenue Studios/Briggs Music (Huntington) Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic hosted by Kyle Fitzpatrick BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Open Jam w/Ed The Hat & Friends The Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma) NYC/Queens Paul Thorn City Winery (NYC) Day 26 B.B. King's (NYC) Heffron Drive Irving Plaza (NYC) Cosmonaut Mercury Lounge (NYC)

Thursday, September 4

Nassau Classic Rock & Blues Jam with Curt Arnel & Friends Callahan's (East Meadow) Luke Powers & Bernadette See Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Jazz Jam Wickers Club (Hicksville) DJ Epic Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Lisa Polizzi Band The Lounge At The Space (Westbury) Jazz & Sushi Night Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) The Legendary Murphys Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) Macca Nation (Paul McCartney & Wings Tribute)/Live Band Karaoke K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Hot Summer Thursdays The Carltun at Eishenower Park (East Meadow) Open Mic Night Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Open Mic Night w/Mike Longo Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Acoustic Open Mic with Frank Walker Sunset Grill (Seaford) Salsa Night Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Open Mic Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage)

Your Guide To Local Events Hub (Island Park) Axis Orbit/Chris Fury/MHZ Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Suffolk Frank Sinatra Tribue Eleanor Rigby's Acoustic Open Mic with Dave Christian (Mineola) Lefty's (Lindenhurst) Live Music Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Durians Declan Quinn's (Bay Shore) Beach) Gerry Finlay Shandon Court (East Islip) Jan Slow R.S. Jones (Merrick) Karaoke World Katie's of Smithtown Uppercut/Young Rebel Goombas The Rising (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) The Paramount (Huntington) Hello Brooklyn The Nutty Irishman Open Mic (Farmingdale) Stephen Eddie West Talkhouse Jack Halyards (Amagansett) (Oyster Bay) Open Mic Sal & Sue Zebra Club Eleanor (Copiague) Rigby's This Life We (Mineola) Live Down & Dirty Revolution Band New (Amityville) Hyde Park Inn Archdeacon Wonderous Red River Inn Stories Chevelle - August 25 (Yaphank) Maliblue Terminal 5 (NYC) Deep Pockets Oyster Bar Treme (Islip) (Lido Beach) Godfrey Townsend/Live Music K.J. NYC/Queens Farrell's (Bellmore) Mary Mary B.B. King's (NYC) Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Mulcahy’s Coastgaard/ The Get Togethers/Tits Of Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Clay Mercury Lounge (NYC) Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow Irving Plaza Suffolk Social Distortion The Paramount (NYC) (Huntington) Josh Ritter City Winery (NYC) To Dream The Impossible Dream: A Musical Tribute To Noel S. Ruiz CM Friday, September 5 Performing Arts Center (Oakdale) Nassau Modern Justice The Oar (Patchogue) Permission To Launch Reel (East Steve Strecker Band Dockers Waterside Rockaway) (East Quogue) Unclaymed/The Lady Atomic/Kyle Jettykoon/The Counterfeiters Stephen Royce II/The Nightmare Police The Talkhouse (Amagansett)

Karaoke with DJ Joey Mongoose Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa)

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Caution Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Duck (Happy Hour) Declan Quinn's (Bay Shore) Pete Mann FatFish (Bay Shore) Stumblebum Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Seven Turns (Allman Brothers Tribute) Revolution (Amityville) No Request Band/DJ Sparky The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Awake At Last Even Flow (Bay Shore) The Troublemakers Red River Inn (Yaphank) The Affordlables Blues Band Treme (Islip) 45 RPM/Wonderous Stories 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Dead On Live - Workingman’s Dead/American Beauty Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) The Long Island Banjo Society VFW Hall (Copiague)

NYC/Queens Who's Bad (Michael Jackson Tribute) B.B. King's (NYC) Twisted Sister Best Buy Theater (NYC) Raven O Metropolitan Room (NYC) Eminent Peril Blackthorn 51 (Elmhurst) Rudimental Terminal 5 (NYC) Sherman Ewing Mercury Lounge (NYC) Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow Irving Plaza (NYC) Wassabasco Burlesque City Winery (NYC)

Saturday, September 6

Nassau Uppercut/For The Record K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Disco Unlimited Reel (East Rockaway) Gangway/ Boogie Brains /Divisionary Mr. Beery's (Bethpage)


Heffron Drive Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre) Truetlein, Novak & Perricone R.S. Jones (Merrick) Scott James Jack Halyards (Oyster Bay) Urban Street Gypsys Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) Vinyl Plane Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa) Peat Moss & The Fertilizers The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Rock Kandy/Therapy Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) Iced Coffee Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Tiki Kings Roadshow Mr. Beery's (Bethpage)

Suffolk Broadway Salutes Stevie Wonder Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Soul Junkies Declan Quinn's (Bay Shore) The Bryan Gallo, Mick Hargreaves, & Pete Mancini (of Butchers Blind) Song Swap The Old Mill Inn (Mattituck) Souled Out That Meetball Place (Patchogue) The House On Cliff/Shadowland/Hello Brooklyn Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) To Dream The Impossible Dream: A Musical Tribute To Noel S. Ruiz CM Performing Arts Center (Oakdale) The Cara Band Shandon Court (East Islip) The Electrix/Port City Revolution (Amityville) Electric Dudes Toomeys (Amityville) Hub City Stompers Even Flow (Bay Shore)

zYour Guide To Local Events Chris Isaak NYCB Theatre at Westbury Smooth City/Tony Takeover/Fotsbeats Jazz Brunch Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Emporium (Patchogue) Reggae Sundays Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Bobby Collins Patchogue Theater Beach) Down & Dirty Band Bulldog Grill Cobalt Leathernecks MC Club (Amityville) (Massapequa) Rhythm Kings FatFish (Bay Shore) Alive 'N Kickin' Maliblue Oyster Bar Brother Dave/Danny Kean Treme (Lido Beach) (Islip) Wonderous Stories Hudsons On The Allstar/Five Stone The Nutty Irishman Mile (Freeport) (Bay Shore) Badlands (Bruce Springsteen Tree House Studios Open Mic Ziggy's Tribute)/Willy Corner & The Poor (MassaBoys pequa) (Creedence Clearwater Suffolk Noiz Revival Dockers Tribute) 89 Waterside North Music (East Venue (Patchogue) Quogue) Open Mic Reggae hosted by Sundays Foreverman & Jetty Bar Twisted Sister - September 5 Joe Brown & Grill Best Buy Theater (NYC) Mug's Pub (Long (Smithtown) Beach) Traditional Irish Music NYC/Queens Shandon Court (East Islip) Papercuts Mercury Lounge (NYC) C.J. Neumman Tribute Show Kid 'N Play/Full Force B.B. King's Revoluton (Amityville) (NYC) Monthly Jazz Jam hosted by Frank Calle 13 Best Buy Theater (NYC) Bellucci & Jim Cammack Treme (Islip) Gipsy Kings Beacon Theater (NYC) Open Mic Comiskey Park Bar F**ked Up Irving Plaza (NYC) (Saint James)

Sunday, September 7

Nassau Carolyn Harding Trio: Jazz Brunch Diletto's Restaurant (Westbury)

NYC/Queens Tony Middleton Trio Jazz Brunch Kitano New York Hotel (NYC) Roomful Of Blues B.B. King's (NYC) Josh Ritter/Ben Holmes City Winery

(NYC) Open Mic w/Anthony Gibney Diving Bell (Sunnyside)

Every Flavor/Caustic Casanova/ Emily Danger/Weather Machine Mercury Lounge (NYC) Oh My Rockness Turns 10 Fest Irving Plaza (NYC)

Monday, September 8

Nassau Industry Night Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Open Mic & Jam hosted by Kenny Forgione K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Out Of The Weeds Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh)

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) Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Shandon Court (East Islip) Open Mic Night w/The House Wreckers/Donovan Frankenreiter Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)

NYC/Queens Jam with Richie Cannata The Bitter End (NYC) Broadway Underground: The Remix B.B. King's (NYC) Open Jazz Jam Session Kitano New York Hotel (NYC) Galapagos Now Mercury Lounge

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COMEDY Sinbad Sails Into Westbury: Easily ranked among the most popular family oriented standups is Sinbad, whose string of popular comedy specials has made him a household hame. The stylish comic returns to the area on Friday, September 12 at 8 pm at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Tickets are on sale now, and are available now online at, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, or at the Westbury box office located on Brush Hollow Road. For more information, visit Sinbad's latest comedy special for Comedy Central, Make Me Wanna Holla, is available now on DVD at and virtualy everywhere movies are sold. It wasn't all that long ago that this actor and comedian arrived on the scene with a "hit 'em in the face" style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for the past two decades. He freely admits that he doesn't know any jokes except for the ones that his dad told him "back in the day." The basis of his humor comes from everyone he's met, everything he's seen, and everything he's done. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking the painful trials and embarassing tribulations of day-by-day life and throwing them back into his audiences' faces. Although he's not any kind of choirboy, Sinbad is the son of a preacher, and he decided to


keep his comedy clean after his father attended one of his early performances. Up until that time, he had described his own comedic style as "semi-dirty." Sinbad says that he learned that night that "funny is funny," and noted that masters of dirty comedy – such as Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce – had all been able to work clean without losing a step. Sinbad has drawn fans from his HBO comedy specials "Brain Damaged" (1991), "Afros & Bellbottoms" (1993), "Son Of A Preacher Man" (1996), and "Nuthin' But The Funk" (1998). His HBO music concert series, "Sinbad's 70s Soul Music Festival," received the NAACP Image Award for consecutive two years as the Most Outstanding Variety Series/Special. He's also known for his appearances in hit movies such as "Jingle All the Way," in which he played opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, and "Houseguest," which co-starred Phil Hartman. Sinbad was also a cast member of the TV sitcom "A Different World," which premiered in 1986, as well as his own series, "The Sinbad Show," which ran in the mid-90s. More recently, he was a regular on “Celebrity Apprentice.” He makes his return to NYCB Theatre after a lenghty absence.


he Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Halestorm has announced a run of headline tour dates kicking off November 11 in Chattanooga, Tennesee – and a trek that will bring them to The Space at Westbury on November 25 at 7 pm. For ticket information, log on to The dates are in addition to the band’s already-announced dates supporting country superstar Eric Church. The world first saw Church collaborate with Halestorm when he invited frontwoman Lzzy Hale to duet his hit single, “That’s Damn Rock & Roll,” on the CMT Awards , which became one of the most talked-about performances from the show. Hale made another electrifying guest appearance when she joined another budding superstar, electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling, on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to perform Stirling’s hit song “Shatter Me.” Halestorm’s last album, The Strange Case Of..., debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart while also making a top 15 entry onto the overall Billboard 200. The album’s success was fueled in large part by the single, “Love Grammy for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Bites (So Do I),” which made history by Performance” at this year’s 55th annual event. ascending to #1 at Active Rock radio outlets Hale is now garnering recognition as one of nationwide, marking Halestorm as the firstthe most vibrant and exciting female rock ever female-fronted group to top the format’s vocalists ever – but that's not all she's been up airplay ranking. The group followed up the to in recent months. Last November, Hale single with a second #1 at the format with the launched Scissor Happy, a clothing and accessong “Freak Like Me,” and “Love Bites (So Do sory line featuring her own original designs. I)” went on to win the band their first-ever "After years of glueing, sewing, bending 16 • Good Times Magazine - August 26 - September 8, 2014

and breaking things in the back of the bus … I am so excited to finally have something to share with all of the crazy people who inspire me," said Hale. "Introducing 'Scissor Happy by Lzzy Hale,' my new clothing/ jewelry and accessories line! All of these pieces are hand made on the road and created by me. This fourpiece launch line is just a taste of what's to come, and all of my pieces are unisex, so no matter what side of the penduLzzy & The Boys lum you swing at, Invade Your Space there's a little something for everybody! Thank you so much to everyone for enabling me to share my passions with the world! 'Tis only the beginning! Rock On!" Visit Scissor Happy at For more on the band, visit, halestormrocks (@halestormrocks), or



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No, that's not what you might think: Long Island's regining rock road warriors gone national, Blameshift, have released their new "Band Member Skull" artwork concept by Derrick Christian and designed by Nick Prezioso. Can you guess which member is which? With this exclusive new “bundle” package, fans get the exclusive T-shirt (choose your size), exclusive signed poster by all the band members, and an unreleased live acoustic version of the band's new song. "Secrets." Only 50 of these bundles are being sold and won't be reprinted; log on to to learn more.

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The internationally touring young folk group Harpeth Rising will make its Long Island debut on Friday, September 19 at 8 pm at Our Times Coffeehouse in Garden City. Harpeth Rising chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals), and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals) are unapologetic genre-benders, fusing folk, “newgrass,” rock, and classical music. The group has performed at folk festivals across England and the United States. Suggested donations for this performance are $15 adults; children under 12, $6. Tickets will be on sale at the door; no pre-sales are available. Our Times Coffeehouse is located in The Ethical Humanist Society building on Old Country Road in Garden City. Info: or (516) 741-7304.

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Reilly, a 2007 Oceanside High School graduate, is an information systems technician aboard the San Diego-based USS Somerset, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock that is longer than two football fields long at nearly 684 feet long. Like her sister ships, USS New York and Arlington, USS Somerset is named in commemoration of the September 11, 2001 attacks. As a 24-year-old with numerous responsibilities, Reilly said he is learning about himself as a leader, Sailor, and person. "I've learned that I can push myself farther than I ever thought before," said Reilly. "The Navy has taught me a high level of discipline and attention to detail, which not only has an impact in my professional life, but it also carries over to my personal life." He also said he is proud of the work he is doing as part of the Somerset’s 361-member crew, protecting America on the world’s oceans. “Being from New York and serving on this ship means extra to me,” Reilly explained. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to show respect every day to the people from Flight 93.” As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most versatile combat ships, Reilly and other USS Somerset sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes. "Serving in the Navy is rewarding," said Reilly. “The most rewarding for me is how my family looks at me and how proud they are of me and my service to the Navy and my country.” Editor’s note: “Pride Of LI” is a new feature detailing the bravery and hard work of enlisted men and women from this region. Know someone who deserves a salute? To submit candidtates for this feature, write to us at

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Studio News Electric Tongues

Sabella, working with longtime Much is being made of the fastaudio legend Jim Sabella. rising new band Electric Tongues – In our “Long Island Spotlight” and of course, they work on their column in our last issue, we detailed recordings at Sabella Studios in the continuing Roslyn Heights, as vocalist and work on the guitarist Mike Mulieri has been upcoming new a top engineer at Sabella for album by The several years. The band – which also Bruce of Windsor includes Will Harris on bass, Dan Bruce Of Project, which has Fohrs on guitars and vocals, and Windsor Project been going on for Matt Olley and drums – is some time. One of the musicians generating mucho attention for its working on the album is drummer new EP, a seriously rocking effort Tom Stiegler – better known to many from four musicians who have cut their teeth in various bands in the New York scene and Evolution Sound Stage seem ready to forge a path of their own. Find Electric Tongues at both Facebook (where samples of their rocking yet melodic sound can be heard) and at Twitter; see photos of the dynamic band at ReverbNation. The band has spent several months recording their new EP at

as the owner and operator of the nationally renowned BlokHed Studios, a Long Island institution for quality recordings. The project, helmed by veteran area musician Bruce David Loeffert, will feature several well-known musicians, including Stiegler, Pam Dixon (vocals), Kenny Hendricks (keyboards), Charley Interrante (bass), Sal “Sax” Sammartano (saxophone), and Loeffert on guitars and lead vocals. The working title for the new album is Atlantic Waves; learn more by finding The Bruce of Windsor Project on Facebook, or read all about it in our previous issue, 1151, by logging on to Cove City Sound Studios head and saxophone legend Richie Cannata (Billy Joel, The Beach Boys, countless others) was the headliner of a rousing live concert on August 8 at Glen Cove Square as part of this year's “Downtown Sounds” summer concert series. Cove City, also in Glen Cove, is the home of more nationally released major label albums than we can count; Cannata is also a renowned producer,

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Events; Gianni Paci's just-released music video for “Long Time” was recorded at Cove City as well. Mark Slaughter, lead singer of the multi-platinum band Slaughter, is in the studio recording a collection of songs that he wrote for his first-ever upcoming solo release. With the











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Studio News

Mark Slaughter

chance to work with legendary producer Michael Wagener at the helm mixing and masterging the record, Slaughter is playing all instruments on the album, with the exception of drummer Mark Goodin. Slaughter's origianal band, Slaughter, continues on as a working unit as well. After all these years – more than 25 of them, to be exact – Farmingdale's venerable Phase One Studios continues to be one of the most popular rehearsal complexes in the

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region, offering six rooms that so many of the area's most famous music acts have worked at: blues singers Pam Betti and Robert Charels, Ozzy tribute Ozzmosis, Brand New, South Of Sunrise, and the horn-driven Uppercut are just a handful of artists who have used this time-tested facility. Learn more at or find them at Facebook; call them at (631) 752-1295. Another popular studio that's become a mainstay is The A Room, Hicksville's longtime favorite, where musicans both fledgling and professional have worked for many a moon. These days, A Room's recording arm is located is based in Seaford, and is a 32-track digital recording Pro Tools system with famed chief engineer Steve Rosen at the helm. Learn much more by calling (516) 433-7666. Savage Sounds in West Hempstead knows what the top industry professionals know about sound: “A great recording can only happen when all of the elements come together properly.” At

Savage, A musicians Room who have worked there rave about the results they’ve gotten. Log on to to learn more. Pop’s Music Room in Port Jefferson is a 24-hour access, fully equipped rehearsal area will new gear, a lounge with a flat screen TV and refreshments, and much more. Learn all about it at (631) 388-2603, or log on to

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Another facility you should be aware of is the unique Music Box LI, where monthly rehearsal rooms are available with 24-hour access – it’s like practicing in your own place. Learn more by calling (516) 643-5179, or write to Five Towns College in Dix Hills is a great place to begin a professional audio career. To learn more, call the staff at (631) 656-2100. Evolution Soundstage is a top facility that must be experienced by serious musicians wishing to record video demos – or anything else. Call them at (516) 794-ROXX. It’s beyond perfect for video shoots and showcases. Submit your latest tidbits for Studio News by contacting us at

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changing its product lines, on-air personalities, and perhaps even its home base (ShopHQ currently broadcasts from Eden Prairie, Minnesota) … Pop & Pets: Penthouse Pet and cover girl Jelena Jenson recently hosted Music History featurettes on CraveOline's music page in conjunction with Penthouse TV. Other models hosting the series haven been Lexi Belle and Jessie Andrews. More than just eye-candy filler, these Talking About Time: Even in the videos are actualy informative, highworld of websites, things are always lighting the history of rock by changing:, a site that digging up facts, figures, and historic focused primarily on inexpensive moments that everyone but the most wristwatches sold via home ardent fans have probably forgotten shopping networks such as ShopHQ, closed down during mid-summer, with varying explanations flying about regarding its demise; a note from owner Eyal Lalo is all that now appears when logging on. During its heyday, ShopNBC hosts and “brand representatives” would state as they appeared on the number-three home shopping network that WatchGeeks had “thousands” of members, but former members seemingly ran to other watch discussion sites in droves to complain about how they'd be shouted down or “banned” if they discussed “negative” topics (usually poor service from certain watch companies). Another site that seemed to focus on cheap watches,, also appears to be … It didn't take Lorne Michaels long a goner. Meanwhile, more serious to figure that first-year “Saturday horology-themed sites such as Night Live” cast members Brooks,, Wheelan, Noel Wells, and John and are still active Milhiser weren't working out, and and seemingly going strong … More they won't be back with the show on ShopHQ: During June, when it returns. Let's hope they ValueVision Media, Inc., which aren't replaced, as one of the operates ShopHQ via TV, problems this past season was not reconstituted its board of directors enough air time to go around for the and appointed Mark Bozek as chief huge cast. Nasim Pedrad has also executive officer. Expect big changes departed; she'll star in a new Fox at the by-all-accounts struggling comedy series, “Mulaney” starring home shopping network, as scuttleformer “SNL” writer John Mulaney, butt in the business world puts its which is slated to premiere on bets on the network drastically October 5. The series is executive

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produced by – you guessed it – Michaels … WWE wrestling fans clamor for the return of C.M. Punk during virtually every broadcast, but from all accounts, Punk (real name Phil Brooks) has decided to retire … If you're worried about missing Craig Ferguson when his CBS late night show ends, you don't really have to: Ferguson's new syndicated game show, “Celebrity Name Game,” debuts in September; it's been picked up by WPIX.

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Tigran Hamasyan, Livingston Taylor, Break Of Reality, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, and Taylor Eigsti’s Free Agency. Notable shows include Jim Brickman on September 12 and Edwin McCain and Michael Kaeshammer on September 19. The hip ambiance and eclectic programming make Subculture a venue to watch; for more information, visit, or call (212) 533-5470. The Escape Music Festival makes its debut on Pier 9 in Brooklyn with an eclectic lineup of indie rock and EDM artists. The interactive festival is planned for October 11 and 12, and will showcase 30 genre-hopping performances. Headlining artists include Placebo and Yeasayer along with Ra Ra Riot, Bakermat, ASTR, Tesla Boy, Basecamp, and Follow Me, as well as DJ sets by The Crystal Method, Neon Indian and STRFKR. The Festival will also host North America’s first El Row performances from Oscar Aguilera and Marc Maya. The experiencebased performances combine EDM with interactive art, roaming theatrical performers, and state-of-theart production design. “The level of musicians we have lined up along with the interactive elements are something we hope will move the audience and offer more than just a music event,” says Merritt Quirk,

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Subculture in Manhattan has announced a huge lineup for its 2014/2015 season; curators Marc and Steven Kaplan have picked an eclectic mix of art, music, and performance for their second year. New, recurring programs include “The New Standard,” a showcase of inventive world music that defies categorization, “Pianofest,” a two week series of piano concerts, and “The Cycle,” which showcases the Beethoven string quartet cycle as performed by The Ariel Quartet. A new composer-in-residence program allows one composer full use of Subculture's facilities throughout the creative process. Acclaimed pianist Gregg Kallor is the first artist to take advantage of this program. CoRa Ra Riot founder Marc Kaplan: “The idea of nurturing artists and their work has been on our radar from the beginning. We’ve been huge believers of Gregg Kallor and his music for years – he’s the perfect composer to launch this program.” CONTACT! presented by The New York Philharmonic and The 92nd Street Y are both returning this season, with new classical music residencies such as The American Modern Ensemble, Concert Artists Guild, Ensemble ACJW, and The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. The 20142015 programming kicks off on September 5 with Julie Feeney. Special engagements later in the season include Katherine Jenkins, Zoë Keating, Nicola Benedetti, Nordic Hot Dog Championships

festival founder and managing director at Balearic Entertainment. To learn more, visit, or call (646) 460-6247. The NORTH Nordic Food Festival promises to update the perennial Summer BBQ staple – the hot dog. Finish, Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish and Nordicinspired American chefs will go head-to-head creating their own take on the popular Nordic street food on September 15 at The Brooklyn Brewery. Winners will be chosen by a panel of esteemed judges ranging from chefs to journalists to note personalities. Tickets also include access to an open bar featuring Brooklyn Brewery's best craft beers, which is more than worth the price of admission alone. For more information, visit, or call (718) 486-7422. – Peter Mancini


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Ignoring Unclean Vermin

Ted Nugent’s latest tour is dubbed “Shutup & Jam!,” as is the latest album, and that’s the title given to the title track. If this was a stab at irony, Ted succeeded; the artist emerged amidst smoke and a scourge of intense “may cause epileptic seizures” lighting to The Rolling Stones’ recording of “Street Fighting Man.” He broke into “Gonzo,” and informed us that he is “too old to look this good.” At 65, he may have been bragging, but he wasn’t lying. This July, Nugent celebrated playing his 6,500th live concert performance. If Spinal Tap liked to turn it up to 11, Nugent seems to favor 13. The band ripped through a set including “Turn It Up,” “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang,” and “I Can’t Quit You, Baby,” with latter tune dedicated to the recently departed Johnny Winter. Nugent eulogized his brother musician: “Never forget where you came from; Johnny never did. Rest in peace, Johnny.” Derek St. Holmes played guitar, Long Island favorite Greg Smith played bass, and “Wild” Mick Brown played drums. St. Holmes and Smith shared some work on lead vocals with “Uncle Ted,” who lived up to his legend on lead guitar, vocals, and

sermons. The mostly male audience seeminly came dressed for a hunting trip, reminiscent of extras in the film Deliverance. Nugent informed the crowd that he played music every May, June, July, and August, adding that “the rest of the year, I just kill shit.” Standing in front of a large American flag, Rev. Nugent stepped often to the pulpit. He pressed on, referring to Long Island’s

Styx & Stones & Robotos

So why does Dennis DeYoung , the former lead singer of Styx, tour as ... Dennis DeYoung? The billing is the reported result of a 2001 lawsuit where his former band members won the right to use the Styx name. As soon as one reads the marquee, the “Styx-and-stones” infighting among the band members comes to mind, which has been quite entertaining. The VH1 documentary that covered their split is the best cleft since Rock Of Ages, as the prediction that they would play together again fizzled. Jagger and Richards showed insults can be used as promotion, and The Beatles made a movie out of such – but the Styx verbal daggers have been a better ticket for your entertainment buck than the moribund footage in Let It Be ever was. DeYoung beat the audience to the joke, stating he is “the anti-Steven Tyler.” Yet, at 67 years old, the performer is in fine shape, both physically and vocally. The anticipation of the Styx faithful was rewarded with the opening number, “The Grand Illusion,” followed by DeYoung’s classic, “Lady,” originally released in 1972. Some may wince at the opening notes, but many fans sang along, seemingly reliving memories attached to the song. Suzanne DeYoung’s (his wife) background vocals and still-striking looks provided an unspoken commentary of sorts, as the song

Ted Nugent • The Paramount • Huntington overpopulation problem with deer; his solution was to “just shoot the m*****f*****s.” It was then that a moment of clarity was experienced – so that’s why the crowd was subject to a thorough frisk upon entrance, almost enough to make a fellow blush. As Nugent prattled on, the name of the tour seemed more wishful thinking at this point than a call for more solos. If “Uncle Ted” heard “more cowbell,” he’d likely go scrimmaging for a rifle in haste, looking for the bovine. Finally, the set continued with St. Holmes singing “Queen Of The Forest,” with “Need You Bad” handled by Smith. Nugent

is generous in giving spotlight time to his band. “Workin’ Hard, Playin’ Hard,” “Shutup & Jam!,” and “Hey, Baby” led into “Fred Bear.” Place your own quips here regarding Ted shooting Yogi, and the venue being held in Huntington, New York. The show closed with Nugent offering “Stranglehold” and thanking the audience for making his cable television hunting program tops in ratings in its genre. The audience consisted largely of true believers, and they rewarded Nugent and his rockers with raucous cheers the entire evening through. Controversy followed in the week following this show, with the Coeur D’Alene Tribe cancelling a show Nugent was set to play on August 4 in Worley, Idaho at their casino. Pressure seems to have been applied by The Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch. Longview, Texas also canceled a show set for July 4, paying Nugent $16,000 not to visit their town. Nugent recently commented in the Gannett Wisconsin Media that opposition such as this stems from “unclean vermin.” Despite all, the tour came to a peaceful close on August 17 in Midland, Texas. – Bob Wilson

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played true to the studio recording. Conversely, “Mr. Roboto” is a guilty pleasure, yet DeYoung exhibits no shame when clutching his mask from the classic video onstage on this tour. DeYoung’s band featured August Zadra on guitar, Craig Carter on bass, Jimmy Leakey on guitar, John Blasucco on keyboards, and Tom Sharpe on drums. They recreated slick Styx standards note for note, including “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights),” “Rockin’ The Paradise,” “Babe,” “Suite Madame Blue,” “The Best of Times,” “A.D. 1958,” and a

nod to The Beatles by closing out with Abbey Road’s finale, “The End.” Near the end, DeYoung joked that instead of hiding on the side of the stage pretending the band may not come back out, they would just move to the encores. “Renegade” was a fine call to set the crowd to dancing, and “Come Sail Away” was an invitation to forget the problems of the world for a short while. Apparently, that is what many in the audience were more than happy to set a course for on this evening. As the last notes of the show played, DeYoung waltzed with his bride, giving a nod of thanks for all he has been given. These days, Styx tours with Lawrence Gowan filling in for DeYoung on vocals. It seems

DeYoung answers the sting of that with having Zadra sing lead vocals on the Tommy Shaw tunes “Too Much Time On My Hands” and “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man).” Zadra did a fine job, and seemingly caught the eye of many women in the crowd while doing so. The evening was opened by Brooklyn’s Silverbird, led by singer/songwriter Tim Barr, who also handles rhythm guitar. Influenced by a diverse artist list ranging from Wilco to The Heartless Bastards, the band impressed as an act worth watching in the future. Silverbird released Surface Life earlier this year. – Bob Wilson

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Quarter Horse Running On Americana

Who: Quarter Horse ranks is a relatively new six-piece roots rock group based in Long Island. The band is comprised of Nick Pirollo, Ryan Porciello, and Chris Brooks (all performing on vocals and guitar), Vinny Costantino (guitar), John Rienzi (drums, mandolin, and vocals), and Sean Rienzi (bass). The Artists & Their Sound: “The music of Quarter Horse can be described as Americana with elements of rock, folk, alternative, country, and jazz … all mixed together. They are known for three part vocal harmonies, tandem lead guitar and improvisation. They have been playing together in other bands for years, but formed Quarter Horse in November 2013. “The band was formed when they started writing new music, and they have been going strong since. They have accomplished a lot since November, such as writing many songs and working on an EP. They have played some exciting shows such as Alive After Five, Grey Horse Tavern, and Martha Clara Vineyards, as well as performances in New

Jazz & Blues Ever Effervescent, That Setzer: Massapequa's Brian Setzer has had an extraordinary career. First, as a founding member of The Stray Cats, the fleet-fingered guitarist made everything old sound new, fresh, and swinging. Since the 80s, he's carried on a solo artist, and his tours usually include a rocking big band; his yearly Christmas concerts are eagerly anticipated by area rock & roll fans. Now, Setzer is back with a new album: Rockbilly Riot: All Original, out now via Surfdog Records. “There's no overdubs, there's no splicing, there's no auto tuning … what you hear is what you get; it's pretty much us making live music," said Setzer about the recording of the raw new disc. This new effort is a straightahead rockabilly album from start to finish, with 12 new songs Brian Setzer featuring Setzer’s trademark twang and fretboard fire, backed

founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars that bear his name. Setzer appeared in the 1987 film La Bamba (the biographical film which details the life and career of Chicano rock & roll star Ritchie Valens), portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Setzer earned the distinct honor of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons,” an episode which also featured rock 'n' roll legends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

by three musicians that he claims “are the best in their craft”: Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums). Recorded in Nashville and produced by Peter Collins (who’s handled the same honors for Setzer albums Vavoom! and The Dirty Boogie), Rockbilly Riot: All Original has received high praise from publications and music editors that were lucky enough to get an early listen. A three-time Grammy Awardwinner, Setzer is credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles while almost singlehandedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the 80s and swing in the 90s). Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits throughout his career as

assured, and his guitar playing is absolutely awe-inspiring, his fingers flying up and down the fretboard, never hitting anything close to a clam. He's a real marvel, and this is the kind of album that could bring real rockabilly music back in a big way. Seriously! The first track, “Let's Shake,” is killer, somehow managing to pay homage to Jerry Lee Lewis and The Guess Who at the same time. While it all seems familiar, none of this seems rote or played out; somehow, Setzer makes his rocking new originals such as “What's Her Name” and “Stilleto Cool” sound as if he's evening an entirely new style. This crazy, real gone new disc is available now wherever music is sold. – Bob Smith

Here's the Good Times take on the new disc: Setzer might be stuck in a time warp, but it's a good one; his vocals have never been this

York City. The band has scheduled an upcoming radio interview on Stony Brook University’s WUSB, and are excited to be featured on an upcoming acoustic compilation called Bring It To The Table. They are in the process of recording their first EP, which will be released in the fall.” To Learn More About The Artists: For more information on

upcoming shows and to listen to Quarter Horse, check out On social media ; follow them at quarterhorsemusic; quarterhorseband; and Upcoming shows: September 6 at The Bohemian Hall in Astoria; September 26 at Alphabet Lounge in New York City; September 27 at The Boots On The Bay Festival at The LI Maritime Museum in Sayville.

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CLASSIC ROCK Still Wicked - & Coming To Westbury: Chris Isaak, best known for his massive 1991 hit “Wicked Game,” has remained a concert favorite in the years since thanks to his strong performances and one-ofa-kind voice. He'll make a rare area appearance on Sunday, September 7 at 7 pm at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, or at the Westbury box office located on Brush Hollow Road in Westubry. Info: After more than a quarter of a century into his career, Isaak created the album he's always wanted to make in his most recent, Beyond The Sun, a lavish two-CD set. As a child

Favorites & Legends Rock On – that's the entire reason," Isaak said, advising, "You gotta listen to the original ones – they're classics – they're awesome but you can have fun with them. These guys discovered this music for us and we had to rediscover it. There's no way to do it exactly like they did it, so you've gotta give a little bit of your own take on it." Considering how unmistakably Isaak's own music has been inspired by that of the Sun greats, particularly Presley and Orbison, the obvious question is: What took him so long? "When I started making music, I thought that if I do those songs, where do I go from there?" he said. "I wanted to make sure I found my own sound and established who I was. But I always loved that music

On The Road The landmark Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, Pennsylvania welcomes the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to its stage on August 28. September 5 sees The Firestone Walker Brewing Company taking over the taps with their craft creations, with music provided by Live at the Fillmore: An Allman Brothers Tribute. Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone plays two sets on September 7, while roots rock heroes The Blasters play on September 13. John Hiatt plays a stripped-down solo

Chris Isaak


spinning his parents 45s in their Stockton, California home, this artist has been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis' Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there — including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis — all of them discovered and nurtured by Sun Records founder Sam Phillips. Isaak acted on this lifelong obsession, recapturing the transformative hepcat brilliance of the classic sides cut by these greats at Sun with Phillips during the mid-50s while also getting down to the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity. Beyond The Sun is available as both the 14-song standard set as well as a double album version that includes an additional 11 tracks. "I did this because I love this music

and I wrote songs in that spirit.” Isaak knew he had to bring his band to Sun Studio. "Without Sam (Phillips), and Sun Studio, I don't think we would have rock & roll,” said Isaak. “He's a bonafide genius, one of those guys who looks and sees how things are going to be, only he is 50 or a hundred years ahead of his time. He found Elvis. He found Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis … he recorded Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King. To have built the studio in the middle of Memphis way back when, to set up your recorder, and to have found ALL those singers … and get those amazing performances … he was really way out there on his own." Learn more at

acoustic set on September 16; Robin Zander of Cheap Trick fame plays September 18. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap play two shows on September 21, John Oates plays September 25, and Joan Osbourne closes out the month on September 27. Info: visit, or call (215) 257-5808. The Chance, a music John HIatt club in upstate Poughkeepsie, was built in 1912 and has presented legendary performers such as Muddy Waters, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and The Ramones. Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes) plays August 28, with New York City roots rockers Hollis Brown opening. Trapt with Saving Abel plays September 4, with locals Darling Parade and One Day Waiting in support. Long Island locals turned national touring act Bayside plays October 3. For more information, visit, or call (845) 471-1966. One of the few theaters in America built before 1900, the beautifully restored Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester County, has been a success story throughout its century-plus history. Natalie Merchant plays on September 17 in support of her new self-titled album; comic Paula Poundstone performs on September 20. John Hiatt rolls through on tour September 21, and Americana legend Emmylou Harris plays

Outta Town Sights & Sounds

September 24. Boz Scaggs takes the stage on September 25 in support of his new album, Memphis; he recently wowed a huge crowd at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. For more information, visit, or call (877) 840-0457. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in upstate Ulster County pays tribute to the history and culture of the 1960s by preserving the historic site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. The Zac Brown Band perform on August 29, with rising Americana star Sturgill Simpson opening. Miranda Lambert rolls through on August 31 with Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, and Jukebox Mafia, while folk legend Tom Chapin plays on September 13. Other events include a recurring Harvest Festival program that features various music, art, and interactive installments, as well as kid-friendly book club and writing programs. For more information, visit, or call (866) 781-2922. The Sherman in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania has been a center of

its community. Constructed in 1928, the Sherman was a host to many events including live theater, but today, it’s a popular music venue: New Jersey ska band Survay Says plays August 29; Transfer Switch plays the next night. ADD plays the independent rock series on September 19, and Wolf & The Lost Ones play September 27. Keller Williams performs on September 20, and Rusted Root takes the stage on October 9. For more information, visit or call (570) 420-2808. – Peter Mancini

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Vinyl Times Update: We have kept tabs on the return of vinyl to turntables everywhere; it is the only growth sector of the music business, alongside streaming – and unlike the latter, fans are really excited about records, be they singles or albums. One gentleman in Brazil is so excited about it that he is buying up every piece of vinyl in existence, as reported in The New York Times. He wants to create and curate a museum where every vinyl record ever released (even The Psychotic Frogs!) will be preserved for all eternity. Me, I'm just waiting for my limited edition double-LP Guardians Of The Galaxy vinyl to show up, courtesy of Amazon. If you haven't refurbished your old turntable, or gone out and bought a new one, what are you waiting for? It's what's happening, bay-bee. More Nostalgia: There are so many boomer money grabs to be released in the next four months that I've had to hide my credit cards from myself. Of course, the “Batman“ TV series Blu-ray box set will set us back around $200, and then there's the oversized, weightlifters-only book from Taschen, 75 Years Of Marvel, which is also more than $100 (I'm stocking up on Ramen Noodles already). Finally, various DVD and Blu-ray versions of the NBC special "Motown 25" are available as well. Isn't that enough to leave us broke and bleeding by the first day of 2015? Nahh – and there's more to come, to be reported on diligently as additional proposed projects are given the green light into reality. Stay tuned. JB's Back: A biopic on Jimi Hendrix is right around the corner; The Four Seasons film is in the rearview mirror; Get On Up, about James Brown, is here now. It's a fine depiction of the groundbreaking star – but I haven't noticed any "Best Of" albums jumping up the Billboard charts just yet, which is what happened with The Four Seasons and the Jersey Boys soundtrack. The Brown film looks like it won't generate as much cash at the box office as Frankie Valli did. The bigger problem will be the Hendrix film: The Hendrix estate reportedly would not give their

By Jimi LaLumia

blessing to it, nor did they give the rights to any Jimi tunes for usage. We will probably get a load of "Wild Thing" and "All Along The Watchtower," cover tunes that Jimi did indeed record but did not write. The recent CBGB film had similar problems, as the widow of Johnny Ramone would not allow any Ramones tunes to be used, so the film wound up using one solo Joey Ramone recording. Johnny's widow felt that the band was made to look like idiots in the film (and they were, just as The Dead Boys and Television were). In music, with a mechanical license you can cover or remake a song, and as long as you credit the writers and publishers and pay any royalties due, you're free and clear. The movie business does not work that way, and anyone who didn't know that before knows it now. This is why films on the late Marvin Gaye, or on The Supremes, have never been made, and may never be made. Artists want approval of everything, and for deceased artists, the families or estates stand their ground. Welcome to Hollywood. Teen Time: Pop/punk band 5 Seconds Of Summer, proudly wearing their CBGB shirts but sounding a lot like The Osmonds, are snatching the Tiger Beat crown away from those rapidly aging blokes in One Direction! Meanwhile, in a stealth attack on the charts, Sony/Legacy has released a “Best Of” 'N Sync CD called Essentials – much to the dismay of Lance Bass

and all the other members ... except Justin Timberlake, who seemingly couldn't care less. “JT” has gone all "Diana Ross" in recent years ("I used to be in a group? Really?”). His discomfort at the'N Sync 'reunion last year made things very clear. Justin Bieber? He can't even get arrested these days … oh wait, sorry, yes, he can. Now get back to school, all of you.

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LGBT NEWS LI GLBT Network's NETWORKing Series: Members of the area LGBT community are invited to join The Long Island GLBT Network as it launches its NETWORKing Event Series. These events, held throughout the year, provide an a opportunity to

Organizations: Submit News & Events One Month Prior To illustrates the company's belief that everyone deserves to feel comfortable being who they are and showing affection. Allstate teamed up with out singer-songwriter Lieb, whose original song by the same name serves as the soundtrack for the video. Lieb also appears in the video

Eli Leib

meet new people, chat over drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres, network with business professionals, and make new connections. The series kicks off on Wednesday, September 17 at 6 pm at Hotel Indigo, located at 830 West Main Street, Route 25 in Riverhead. For more information or to RSVP, write to For more information on Long Island GLBT Services Network, log on to Allstate, All In: Allstate Insurance Company recently launched its "Out Holding Hands" program during LGBT Pride Month to encourage members of the LGBT community to share special and everyday moments out holding hands with their loved ones. The company believes everyone should be treated with respect and without judgment no matter who they love. Allstate teamed up with out singer-songwriter Eli Lieb to launch the company's “Out Holding Hands” program. "As an equal opportunity insurer, Allstate believes that everyone deserves to be in good hands. Our employees and agents are committed to ensuring that all people are treated with dignity and respect in an inclusive environment," said Georgina Flores, vice president of marketing for Allstate. "That belief is at the very heart of the 'Out Holding Hands' program." As part of the program, Allstate developed an animated short film titled "Safe In My Hands," which

as one of the main characters. The video, which will be showcased via social media, can be viewed on People can also download the song for free on the website and find a local Allstate agent to talk about their unique protection needs. "It's a privilege to be working with Allstate on an issue close to my heart. We're collaborating to celebrate every kind of love, and encouraging people around the country to express it and share," Lieb said. "I wrote the song, 'Safe in My Hands,' to encapsulate the empowering feeling of being out and proud without reservation. I'm anxious to see the response to the film's powerful message." Consumers are encouraged to add #OutHoldingHands to their photos via Twitter and Instagram. The "Out Holding Hands" campaign, created in partnership with long-time ad agency partner, Leo Burnett, has been supported by national and local market digital, print and out-of-home advertising, as well as through Allstate's participation in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New Jersey Pride Fest events this year.

Hotel Indigo


Photos: Isabel Rose by Dereck Kettela

The alwaysprovacative Spears has reached icon status for some of the most seductive performances in history, blazing a trail for modern day female empowerment. The Intimate Britney Spears offers feminine lingerie sets, vintage inspired bustiers, and kimonos, as well as relaxed loungewear such as jersey camisoles, shorts, and sweats. The collection also features detailed shoulder straps and stunning embellishments, in addition to crochet edges, satin ribbons, and lace trim. For more information, follow The Intimate Britney Spears on Twitter @IntimateBritneySpears and at

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The Intimate Britney Spears

Britney’s Sexy Skivvies: Spears’ Own Lingerie Line

We've all seen Britney Spears wearing next to nothing during her concerts, and now the sex symbol and pop star is taking things to the next level: Spears has announced her new line of sleepwear apparel, The Intimate Britney Spears, with retail partner Change Lingerie. The collection will launch September 23 at an event in London with a live appearance by Spears, and will be available exclusively on for one month and at beginning October 23. “Every woman should feel confident and beautiful in everything she puts on,” said Spears of the new line. “My vision for The Intimate Britney Spears is to create pieces that are sexy, luxurious, and comfortable at the same time. I am excited to introduce this collection because I feel that we accomplished exactly that."

Isabel Rose

The Old Meets The Very New

Isabel Rose: What happens when you toss Katy Perry, Ann-Margret, and Bette Midler into a blender? You get Isabel Rose, whose new album, Trouble In Paradise, will be released on September 16; the new disc is produced by Alister Bob Rock (Michael Buble, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Cher). Backed by a large, swinging orchestra with a modern pop sensibility, Trouble In Paradise is informed by 1960s Las Vegas. Rose is described as “a showgirl at heart,” and the recording features reinterpretations of American pop classics. Trouble In Paradise also includes a remix of “Reflections” created by Frankie Knuckles (Ariana Grande, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Diana Ross) and Eric Kupper (Kylie Minogue, Usher, Miley Cyrus, and many others). “Working with such music heavyweights as Bob Rock, Chris LordAlge, Al Schmitt, and players who recorded with Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand has been a dream come true,” said Rose. “It really has been

sheer joy to create such dynamic interpretations of old favorites and to bring some new, exciting songs to light with such incredible production behind them.” Learn more at

To Focus On Sun Records

Johnny Cash Museum The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville unveiled its “The Legends of Sun Records” collection on August 15. This exhibit features artifacts that spotlight Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and drummer W.S. Holland. “Johnny Cash began his musical career at Sun Records," said founder Bill Miller. "Sun was the launch pad for several young men whose music would forever impact the world. Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny came from similar backgrounds and humble beginnings. Once they walked through the door at The Memphis Recording Service, their

Johnny Cash

lives would never be the same. We are proud to showcase Johnny labelmates from this historic period in rock and roll history.” The Johnny Cash Museum is open every day; to stay updated on the museum and Johnny Cash, visit

Really Becoming Headliners

Real Friends:

On the heels of their appearances on The Vans Warped Tour, Real Friends announced their fall headline tour, kicking off October 25 in the band's hometown of Chicago; support will come from Neck Deep, Cruel Hand, and Have Mercy. The group will

appear on November 22 at Webster Hall in New York City. The band is touring in support of its debut album, Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing, which charted at #24 on the Billboard Top 200. The album is available now in stores and on iTunes. "So stoked for this tour for two reasons,” said bassist Kyle Fasel. “The first reason is the opportunity to play some new songs for everyone. Can't wait to showcase the songs off the new album in a live setting. Secondly, we are stoked to be part of a tour that showcases not only pop punk but emo and hardcore. As this band continues on, a big message we want to spread is to open your mind musically. This tour will help spread that message. Stoked!"

A Fresh Pop Voice

Ella Henderson: Ella Henderson marks her arrival with her debut single “Ghost,” as the 18-year-old UK breakout pop star showcases her soaring voice and gives a preview of what’s to come from her debut album, Chapter One, due later this year. Co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, “Ghost” is an international hit, entering the official UK singles chart at #1 for two consecutive weeks making it the fastest selling debut from a UK artist thus far in 2014. The stunning video for “Ghost,” filmed on a nighttime shoot in New Orleans, sees Ella performing around the historic city as a dark narrative unfolds. The video has amassed nearly 10 million views, which must rank as some sort of record for web hits. “There are lots of times I can’t believe what’s happening to me,” explained Henderson. “But when it comes to my music I just completely found myself. This is the album I’ve always wanted to make – and I’ve made it.”

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Good Times #1152  

Inside: Red-hot Halestorm ... A preview of EDM extravaganza Electric Zoo ... Previews of upcoming area shows featuring Sinbad, Chris Isaak,...

Good Times #1152  

Inside: Red-hot Halestorm ... A preview of EDM extravaganza Electric Zoo ... Previews of upcoming area shows featuring Sinbad, Chris Isaak,...