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TREVOR NOAH AT TILLES CENTER
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post announced they will present “A Conversation with Trevor Noah” on Tuesday, March 7th at 8 p.m. Following a stellar seven-year run on late night television, the former host of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” is now preparing to launch his 2023 “Off The Record” world tour. Taking a moment from this new venture, Noah will take the stage for an intimate moderated conversation at Tilles Center.
“As we continue to strive to advance and elevate our offerings, we are thrilled to have Trevor Noah take the stage for an intimate moderated conversation at Tilles Center” shares Tilles Center executive director Tom Dunn.
Noah has starred in 12 comedy specials, including his third for Netflix, “I Wish You Would,” which premiered globally in November. His success has also spanned to sold out stand-up comedy shows across five continents.
In addition to hosting the Grammy Awards in 2021 and 2022, Noah is a Grammy nominee himself and is again slated to host the ceremony in 2023. His standup special “Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia” was nominated for best comedy album in 2020.
Tickets are available online at tillescenter.org or ticketmaster.com, in-person at the Tantleff Box Office or by telephone at 516.299.3100. The box office, located at 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) in Brookville, New York, is open Monday to Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. Fees are associated with all orders. There are no refunds.
KOSHER FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCE
The Kosher Food & Wine Experience will take place Monday February 6th from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. at (Pier 60, Chelsea Piers –Hudson River & 21st St., NYC).
The KFWE is the destination for wine and food lovers alike, affording an opportunity to be among the first to taste some of the finest wines and spirits – more than 400 wineries from around the world – along with mouth-watering and on-trend cuisine from the kitchens of today’s top kosher chefs, restaurants, specialty food companies and caterers.
Sip and savor hundreds of wines from around the world – from Bordeaux to Barcelona and Torino to Tel Aviv - along with some of the best wines from Europe and the Mediterranean. Also enjoy wines from New Zealand, Australia, California and Argentina among many other areas producing fine wines.
The Kosher Food & Wine Experience is sponsored by NJ-based Royal Wine Corp., the largest producer, importer and exporter of kosher wines and spirits.
General Admission: $160.76 incl.
VIP Guests: $240.33 incl. Fees - www.kfwe.com
Morrison Hotel Gallery announced that founding partner and
with a Trustees Award on February 4th as a part of the
Award is presented to those who have made significant contributions in the music industry during their careers; previous winners include The Beatles, Dick Clark, Walt Disney, Duke Ellington, and many more.
Henry Diltz has photographed more than 250 album covers and thousands of publicity shots in the 1960s and 1970s, including the iconic Morrison Hotel cover for the Doors. Diltz was the official photographer of the renowned 1969 Woodstock festival and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, LIFE, People, Rolling Stone, High Times, and Billboard. His candid style of photography has captured images of artists such as the Eagles, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, America, Steppenwolf, James Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, The Monkees, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, and David Cassidy.
To view Henry Diltz’s collection, please visit: https://morrisonhotelgallery.com/collections/henry-diltz
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KRISTIN CHENOWETH AT STALLER CENTER
One of the biggest Broadway stars by any measure, Tony and Emmy-Winner Kristin Chenoweth makes her Staller Center debut in a one-night only performance February 11th.
Armed with her soaring voice, effervescence, and captivating stage presence, Kristin Chenoweth has been enrapturing audiences around the world since her Broadway debut in 1997. Winning the Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1999 for her star turn as Sally in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Chenoweth was catapulted into stardom when she originated Glinda in the mega-hit Wicked, earning her a second Tony nomination.
Now, Kristin Chenoweth combines that expansive set of talents with her vivacious presence to bring an unforgettable night of music, grounded by her warmth and wit and surpassing the rafters with one of the most versatile and capable voices performing today.
Tickets can be ordered from stallercenter.com or by calling 631-632-2787.
RYAN ADAMS AT PATCHOGUE THEATRE
In the breakout power ballad from his 2017 album, Prisoner, multi-Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Ryan Adams asks, “Do You Still Love Me?” Judging from the reaction to his wildly successful touring since kicking off with a sold-out performance last May at Carnegie Hall, the answer, among his legendary fans, is a resounding YES! Now he brings his talent to Patchogue Theatre on Sunday April 2nd at 7 p.m.
The concert will feature Ryan, his guitars and a piano in an acoustic tour-de-force – playing songs across his catalog. Adams has averaged more than 30 songs per concert and often plays longer than three hours at a time.
Alone on the stage, the shows are an intimate showcase of Ryan’s life-long dedication to songwriting. Bewitching vocals and captivating guitar playing-combined with a new setlist at each showensure that the performances will be truly unique.
Tickets are $69-$99 and available by calling 631-207-1313 or https://www.patchoguetheatre.org/ events/2023-04-02-ryan-adams
WILLIE NILE ROOTS ROCK AT LANDMARK
Willie Nile, critically acclaimed artist who has earned praise from legendary performers like Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, and Lucinda Williams will appear at the Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington.
His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on dozens of year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and was voted “Album Of The Year” by Twangville Magazine. Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”
Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.” His 2020 album New York At Night got rave reviews, with The Associated Press calling it: “As sharp and guitar-driven as ever…the fire within Nile, once a peer of The Replacements and The Clash, continues to light a similar torch…anthemic…custom made for these times.”
On tour with his latest album, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Willie Nile will be performing for one night only on April 1st at 8 p.m.
AEW RETURNS TO UBS ARENA
AEW brings its wildly popular shows “AEW: Dynamite” and “AEW: Rampage” to UBS Arena on Wednesday, April 5, for a spectacular night of bell-to-bell action.
It includes Long Islanders: AEW World Champion MJF, AEW World Tag Team Champion Max Caster (with Anthony Bowens), Hook and Taz.
The star studded roster Including: Chris Jericho (born in LI), Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Saraya, Bryan Danielson, Sting, Darby Allin, Samoa Joe, Wardlow, Dr. Britt Baker, Jade Cargill, Jamie Hayter, and more!
Tickets on sale at AEWTIX.com or Ticketmaster.com
UBS Arena is located at Belmont Park, Elmont.
PLAY IN THE SNOW
Play in the Snow will take place at Lost Valley, in Auburn, Maine on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will include skiing, snowboarding, tubing, raffle baskets (featuring themes for adults and children), a 50/50 raffle, Cookies, S’Mores Making Kits, FREE hot chocolate, and a mountain’s worth of fun!
Lost Valley is typically closed for skiing and snow tubing on Saturday evenings, but The Public Theatre is renting out the entire mountain to allow for a family night of fun at a bargain price. Just $25 to ski or snowboard and only $15 to snow tube. (Standard Lost Valley lift tickets are $39 and $50 for a weekend half day or Friday evening; tubing tickets are $19 per hour.) Tubing Capacity is limited so hurry and purchase your tickets today before they sell out!
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit thepublictheatre.org.
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JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER SONGS WE LOVE
The brightest stars of Jazz at Lincoln Center arrive at the Staller Center with a vibrant journey through the first 50 years of Jazz Song on Saturday February 25th.
This touring initiative functions to provide affordable opportunities for audiences to connect with up-andcoming musicians at the onset of their bright careers. It is also an expansion of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission to “entertain, enrich, and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy”.
Charting through the history of Jazz, under the musical direction of Riley Mulherkar, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Songs We Love takes its audience on a trip through time. With a band outfitted by brilliant musicians hand-picked by Jazz at Lincoln Center, 3 guest vocalists will explore a songbook that features music by iconic artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland. Tickets at 631-632-2787 or visit stallercenter.com
ONE-WOMAN PLAY ABOUT SHIRLEY CHISHOLM
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announced Unbossed & Unbowed, a one-woman play written and performed by Ingrid Griffith about the life of Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for the Presidency of the United States. The show will have two performances at Bay Street in celebration of Black History Month, one for a school audience on Saturday, February 17, and a public performance on Sunday, February 19, at 2 p.m.
Ingrid Griffith has appeared in numerous off-Broadway productions in and around New York City. Her first one-woman show Demerara Gold has sold-out shows across the United States and Guyana. Unbossed & Unbowed is her latest production and has been performed in select venues in New York along with performances in Barbados and Guyana.
Tickets are $35 and are available through the Box Office by calling 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays on show days, or 24/7 at baystreet.org.
ORIGINAL SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE BAND
The B-Street Band has performed before Springsteen shows at Wachovia, MetLife Stadium, Prudential Center, and the newly constructed Comcast Xfinity Center at Citizens Bank Park. They will bring their high energy to the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on Friday, February 24th at 8 p.m.
The band accepted an invitation from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen” exhibition at the Constitutional Center in Philadelphia. They were featured during the opening, middle and closing nights—a real honor for any tribute band.
B-Street Band has also had the honor and pleasure of performing with several members of the E-Street Band including “Miami Steve” Van Zandt, Mighty Max Weinberg, the late great Big Man Clarence Clemons, Garry W. Tallent and Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez.
We may know your next question and the answer is yes, even “the Boss” himself has made an appearance to see the B-Street Band!
Tickets are $39-59 and available by calling 631-727-4343 or visit SuffolkTheater.com
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Last month the Mets held a press conference for the man they hope will replace Jacob deGrom as their ace, newly acquired free agent Justin Verlander. While it is to be seen how well Verlander will pitch for the Mets, it is safe to say the team got a personality upgrade. Granted, that is a low bar when compared to deGrom. He told the media how much he enjoys New York City and would spend time here after the baseball season was over.
Justin Verlander grew up near Richmond, Virginia. I asked him if geography played a role in accepting the Mets’ offer over that of the Los Angeles Dodgers. “It was absolutely a factor. It will be a lot easier for my family and friends to see me.” The Mets also frequently play in Philadelphia and Washington which are even closer to Richmond.
Verlander’s agent, Mark Pieper, told me that his personable client has been inundated with endorsement offers ever since word leaked out at the recent baseball winter meetings in San Diego that he would be a Met. Interestingly, Jacob deGrom never seemed interested in doing commercials which has benefitted Mets slugger Pete Alonso who has done television commercials for Citi Cards, Car Shield, and BMW.
BRING IN THE NEW:
So much has been going on in bowling since our last column, we’re going to have to cram all the news into this month’s column like using a shoehorn to make those pesky house shoes fit, so here we go… As always, New Year’s weekend brought the annual New Year’s Tournament for the Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) at AMF Garden City Lanes as a whopping 132 entries packed the center for a four-game event. Kelvin Oats of New York City almost shot a perfect game in the final shootout (finishing with 279 scratch) and took home the handicap title worth $1,000. Finishing in second place (while seeking his second consecutive LIGBT title) was Bill Verni of West Babylon, with a 245 worth $500. Rounding out the top finishers in third place was Nicholas Cirillo of West Islip, with a 234 worth $350, and Calvin Nottingham of Deer Park, with a 225 worth $300. Jose Perez of East Elmhurst shot a scratch 300 game during the competition. The LIGBT rolls on with its schedule of regular sport shot tournaments at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park as well as house shot events all over Long Island; to learn more and get involved, log on to ligbtour.com or call (702) 530-0708 …As always, the major bowling ball manufacturers are offering up new releases as the 2022/2023 league season moves into its second half.
The Yankees officially welcomed back Aaron Judge at a Yankee Stadium press conference the day after the Mets held theirs for Verlander. Judge made it clear his intent was always to play his career for the Yankees, but he had to understandably test the marketplace especially after the big season he had in 2022.
Hal Steinbrenner said he made clear to Judge he considered him to be a Yankee for life and asked him what it would take to seal the deal. The answer was a nine-year contract at $40 million per year.
The San Francisco Giants were generally acknowledged to be the Yankees’ main competitor for Aaron Judge, who as luck would have it, grew up a Giants fan in northern California.
I mentioned to Hal Steinbrenner of how John Olerud left the Mets after the 1999 season to sign with the Seattle Mariners as a free agent. Olerud and his wife were from the Seattle area. He told me a few years ago how he and his wife wanted to stay in New York but their parents instilled a ton of guilt on them. They understandably wanted to be near them and their grandchildren and the Mariners were going to make that possible.
I asked Steinbrenner if he was concerned about a similar scenario playing out with Aaron Judge. “I absolutely was worried,” he candidly replied.
Since parents generally act the same way when they can be near their grandchildren, I asked Judge if his parents gave him “the Olerud business.” Judge hesitated to answer but then finally relented, “You know how it is!” he said with a sheepish smile.
By Bob Smith
Look in the coming weeks for new midand upper-mid performance releases from Storm (Revenant), Ebonite (the Envision pearl), and Columbia 300 (Explosion Hybrid). High performance newcomers will include new balls from Motiv (Jackal Ambush), Radical (Katana Assault), Storm (Absolute), and Roto Grip (Exotic Gem). Check with your favorite pro shop for release dates and specs …Tournaments aplenty, both near and far: Registration is now open for the 2023 PBA LBC National Championships taking place this summer. This tournament will crown winners in six divisions across three different events, as bowlers from all over the world converge at Bowlero Wauwatosa in Wisconsin from June 3 through July 16. Bowlers will be competing for an estimated $500,000 total prize fund, according to the PBA. Registration is open for bowlers of all skill levels. For more information or for Certified League Bowlers to register, log on to pba.com …Upcoming PBA TV broadcasts include the finals of this year’s U.S. Open on February 5 on Fox, with the match play finals airing the previous day on sister network FS1; and The PBA Collegiate Championship on February 19 on FS1 …The USBC New York State Masters returns to Long Island March 4 at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park; entry forms are now available at bowlny.com. First prize for this event is an estimated $2,000 (based on 96 entries), and the champion receives a paid entry to the 2024 USBC Masters. The oil pattern will be a custom designed shot by Kegel. For complete information, log on to bowlny.com; additional information is available from Herrill Lanes by calling (516) 741-8022.
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The Yankees have done a good job making New York City’s postseason college game, the Pinstripe Bowl, a holiday week tradition. This year Bad Boy Mowers replaced New Era as the game’s corporate sponsor. I asked Yankees president Randy Levine if he was concerned about the viability of the Pinstripe Bowl when New Era its sponsorship commitment. “No, we’re the Yankees. We weren’t worried,” he succinctly replied.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers beat the Syracuse Orangemen 28-20 in an entertaining game played in thankfully mild weather for Yankee Stadium for late December.
Former NBA star and South Jamaica native Lamar Odom spoke to TMZ host Harvey Levin in an
hour-long special, “Sex, Drugs & Kardashians” on FOX. Since professional athletes are celebrities, it was inevitable TMZ would be expanding into sports.
Sports Video Group, the curator of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, held its 2022 induction ceremonies at the New York Hilton last month. As always, the movers and shakers in the sports media were in attendance. The emcee for the evening was NBC Sports lead voice Mike Tirico.
Joe Buck, who is in his first year doing play-byplay on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” thanked
the heart and soul of Fox Sports.
Former HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg
everyone at his longtime former home, FOX Sports. “I enjoyed calling baseball and the NFL for 28 years. My only regret was hosting ‘Super Bass Fishing.’ That sucked!” The audience, especially his old boss, David Hill, laughed loudly. “It’s going to be the next NASCAR!” Buck added doing a spot-on impression of Hill and his inimitable Australian accent in a nice touch, Buck called fellow inductee Terry Bradshaw
received the honor he has long deserved. Greenburg spent 33 years at HBO and built its sports division to where it was the gold standard in premium cable. Under Greenburg’s aegis, boxing flourished and Emmys were won, thanks to its slate of documentaries which were all narrated by Liev Schreiber. Greenburg also gave the go-ahead to studio shows which appealed to thinking sports fans as “Inside the NFL” and “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” One of “Real Sports” longtime correspondents is former tennis pro and Douglaston native, Mary Carillo, who was in attendance.
Ross Greenburg’s next project is a documentary for Netflix titled “Bill Russell: Legend” which will debut on February 9.
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Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
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THEO VON AT BEACON THEATRE
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp and Concerts West announced that comedian Theo Von will perform for the first time at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m.
The native Louisianian is currently touring his Return of the Rat Tour. In the spring of 2020, Von completed a two-year international tour with his Dark Arts Tour, with shows in America, Australia and Europe. His highly-anticipated second Netflix special “Regular People” is streaming now. Von accumulated millions of fans on his widely popular weekly podcasts “This Past Weekend” and “King and the Sting.” In addition to hosting that duo of podcasts, Von is a favorite recurring guest on various other hit podcasts.
Tickets for the May 13th show are on sale via Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available in person at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices.
ALL STAR COMEDY AT BAY STREET
Bay Street Theater announced the return of audience favorite All Star Comedy for its 13th season. The first three shows of 2023 will take place on Saturday, February 4, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 25, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m. Performing Saturday, February 4, are comedians Mike Cicoli, Nick Witmer, and Ben Demarco.
Led by comedian Joseph Vecsey since its 2010 inception, the series has been headlined by stand-up veterans and fresh faces alike, growing to become the East End’s premiere live comedy series. Bay Street is thrilled to have their side-splitting comedy back on its stage!
Joseph Vecsey is a New York-based comedian. Vecsey has been selected as one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch, has toured with Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Rob Schneider, and has worked as co-producer on Sandler’s Netflix special, 100% Fresh.
Tickets are $35, and are available through the Box Office by calling 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays on show days, or 24/7 at baystreet.org.
SF SKETCHFEST COMEDY LIVESTREAMING
SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, announced event livestreams at the 20th Anniversary fest happening January 20 - February 5. While the highly anticipated in-person return of SF Sketchfest brings over 200 shows to venues across the city, for the first time ever, SF Sketchfest will be making its special programming accessible to audiences around the world with livestream viewing available for select festival events.Ticket prices for livestream access range from $10-$20, streams will be viewable live and for 48 hours following each event. Tickets to access the seven exclusive SF Sketchfest events which will be viewable worldwide are available at moment.co/sfsketchfest.
JEFF ROSS COMEDY TOUR AT MOHEGAN
Jeff Ross and his Life and Death Tour stop at Mohegan Pennsylvania Friday, March 24th for an 8:00pm show. Tickets for this 21+ show are on sale, starting at $30 via Ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Mohegan Pennsylvania Box Office located at the Hotel Front Desk.
Known as “The Roastmaster General” to most, Jeff Ross’s witty and relentless sense of humor has led to rapturous laughter at some of the most famous people in entertainment including Alec Baldwin, Bruce Willis, Justin Bieber, Roseanne Barr, Joan Rivers, Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen. No one in Northeast Pennsylvania is off limits as fans will experience a memorable, interactive and hilarious performance by one of Comedy’s all-time greats.
Ross is also well known for other Comedy Central appearances, including ROAST BATTLE, a series which Ross produced and starred for three seasons. The comedian also starred in the 3-episode comedy special BUMPING MICS with Dave Attell for Netflix. Ross continues to tour the country doing stand-up and bringing his own brand of speed-roasting to audiences both stateside and abroad.
To learn more about this show and to purchase tickets, visit moheganpa.com
ZAC BROWN AT HARD ROCK
Zac Brown Band will come to Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com and Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. All shows are subject to change.
Upcoming Shows at The Hard Rock:
Saturday, Jan. 28-Ultimate Elvis Tribute Experience-Sound Waves
Saturday, Feb. 4-David Spade-Sound Waves
Friday, Feb. 10-Mötley Crüe & Def Leppard-Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Saturday, Feb. 11-Mötley Crüe & Def Leppard-Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Thursday, Feb. 16-18 Billy Strings-Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Sunday, Feb. 19-Valentine’s Soul Jam- Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Friday, Feb. 24-Flogging Molly- Sound Waves
Thursday, March 16-The Killers- Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Saturday, April 15-Chicago- Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
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Good Times Music Calendar Your Guide To Local Events JANUARY 17 Whiskey Road Nutty Irishman Farmingdale 17 Open Jam Katies Smithtown 18 Acoustic Angry Alice Frank”s Steakhouse Jericho 18 Open Jam Beau’s Greenlawn 18 Let It Bleed Mr. Beery’s Bethpage 18 Rusty Spur Band 89 North Patchogue 18 Wonderous Stories Warehouse Amityville 19 Willie Nile City Winery NYC 19 Porch Groove Big Daddys Massapequa 19 Special Project Beau’s Greenlawn 19 Celebrity Jam Benefit Katies Smithtown 19 JD Leonard Band 89 North Patchogue 19 Dan Freeman Honu Huntington 19 Moe Paramount Huntington 19 Open Mic Mr. Beerys Bethpage 19 Big Mouth Warehouse Amityville 19 SkyFire Napper Tandys Bayshore 20 Instant Replay 89 North Patchogue 20 Musically Inclined My Fathers Place Glen Cove 20 Tiger Rose Nutty Irishman Farmingdale 20 Soul Jam Revue Katies Smithtown 20 Stiflers Mom Mulcahys Wantagh 20 Lucky Old Sons Beau’s Greenlawn 20 Just Sixties S. Huntington Library S. Huntington 20 Karen Bella Virgola Patchogue 20 Lisa Polizzi Hush & Vine St. James 20-21 Umphrey McGee Capitol Theater Portchester 20 Twiddle Paramount Huntington 20 Branford Marsalis Madison Theater Rockville Centre 20 Mean Machine Plattdeustsch Restaurant Franklin Square 20 95 South Red River Inn Yaphank 20 Total Mass Retain Barnum Ballroom Island Park 20 Trick Bag Big Daddys Massapequa 20 Hard Copy Rudis Patchogue 21 Nicolls Road Napper Tandys Smithtown 21 Last Call Finleys Huntington 21 Moondance Suffolk Theater Riverhead 21 Who’s Next 89 North Patchogue 21 Long Island Sound Red River Inn Yaphank 21 Hurricane Bill Big Daddys Massapequa 21 Stella Blues Band Barnum Ballroom Island Park 21 Kevin James Paramount Huntington 21 Chris Devine Kellys Ale House Bohemia 21 Petty Five Pine Grove Inn E. Patchogue 21 Sheck & The Twangtone Beau’s Greenlawn 21 3pm Lisa Polizzi Band Greenport Harbor Brew Peconic 21 Nancy Atlas Bay Street Theater Sag Harbor Good Times Magazine - January 17 - February 13, 2023 • 11 Information & tickets: tillescenter.org or Tantleff Box Office 516.299.3100 Tillescenter.org · 516.299.3100 · LIU Post · 720 Northern Blvd · Brookville, NY 11548 Season Sponsor Season Supporter WINTER / SPRING HIGHLIGHTS NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY January 29 A CONVERSATION WITH TREVOR NOAH March 7 WINGS DUBLIN IRISH DANCE March 17 AMERICA January 27 BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET April 13 THE GUESS WHO & ORLEANS May 19 PATTI LUPONE March 19 SIGHT & SOUND OF PINK FLOYD April 15 January 26 • Lucky Chops Landmark On Main • Port Washington
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Good Times Music Calendar Your Guide To Local Events February 4 • Forge River Red River Inn • Yaphank Good Times Magazine - January 17 - February 13, 2023 • 13 28 Radio Rehab Katies Smithtown 28 Nancy Atlas Bay Street Theater Sag Harbor 28 Electrix Beaus Bar Greenlawn 28 Day Trippers G’s Club West Hempstead 28 Carrie & Dave Palmers Farmingdale 28 Nicolls Road 89 North Patchogue 28 Dan Freedman Prost Garden City 28 Falco and Book Landmark On Main Street Port Washington 28 Bubba Jam Band Big Daddys Massapequa 28 Mighty Killer Joe Band Red River Inn Yaphank 28 Decadia Warehouse Amityville 28 Harry Chapin at 80 Patchogue Theatre Patchogue 29 Karen Bella Peconic Brewing Riverhead 29 Chazz Paliminteri Paramount Huntington 29 Ralph Illeli Big Daddys Massapequa 29 Lisa Polizzi Jam Red River Inn Yaphank 31-2/5 Jon Cowherd Mercy Project Village Vanguard NYC 31 Open Jam Katies Smithtown FEBRUARY 1 Shemelia Copeland City Winery NYC 1 None Sane Franks Steaks Jericho 2 Somehow Sorry Paradise Studios Massapequa 2 Alter Bridge Paramount Huntington 2 This Aint Bryan Adams Warehouse Amityville 2 Jager Soss Beau’s Greenlawn 2 SkyFire Napper Tandys Bayshore 2 Dan Freedman Honu Huntington 3 Vinyl Revolution 89 North Patchogue 3 90”s Alternative Rock Suffolk Theater Riverhead 3 Band of Make Believe Nutty Irishman Farmingdale 3 Plain English Finleys Huntington 3 The Mystic Plattdeutsche Restaurant Franklin Square 3 Wiggum Beau’s Greenlawn 3 Otown & LFO Mulcahys Wantagh 3-4 Lake Street Dive Capitol Theater Portchester 3 Electric Dudes Gunthers Northport 3-4 Big Shot Paramount Huntington 3 Roomful of Blues My Fathers Place Glen Cove 3 Decadia 89 North Patchogue 3 Allmost Brothers Band Warehouse Amityville 3 Breakfast Club Rudi’s Patchogue 4 Vinyl Revival Warehouse Amityville 4 Forge River Red River Inn Yaphank 4 Abby Normal Rudis Patchogue 4 Nicolls Road 89 North Patchogue 4 Soapbox Messiah Katies Smithtown 4 The Sixties Show Suffolk Theater Riverhead 4 Songwriters Showcase Country Corner E. Setauket Special Guest Comedian BOBBY COLLINS BENEFIT CONCERT 100% of proceeds benefit LONG ISLAND CARES, INC. & ISLAND ARTISTS AGENCY PRESENTS A VERY SPECIAL EVENING OF MUSIC AND COMEDY TO BENEFIT LONG ISLAND CARES - THE HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK THURSDAY MARCH 30TH 8 PM TheManhattanTransfer 50thAnniversaryTour Scan to purchase tickets or visit tinyurl.com/lic-tickets $65 to $175 For VIP tickets & sponsorship info scan this code or visit tinyurl.com/lic-concert
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11 Old School Classic Rock Red River Inn Yaphank 11 Almost Queen Mulcahys Wantagh 11 Black Ice Nutty Irishman Farmingdale 11 Grungeapalooza 89 North Patchogue 11 Fleetwood Macked Warehouse Amityville 11 Rubix Cube Stereo Garden Patchogue 11 Lenny Michelle Band Big Daddys Massapequa 12 West Islip Symphony Bayard Cutting Arboretum Oakdale 12 Steve Salerno Madiran Wine Bar East Setauket 12 Lisa Polizzi Jam Red River Inn Yaphank 12 Well Diggers Big Daddys Massapequa 13 Emerson String Quartet Staller Center Stony Brook Good Times Music Calendar Your Guide To Local Events February 10 • Back On Bourbon Street Big Daddys • Massapequa Somebody To Love... TEXT CHRISMILO TO 22828 TO JOIN CHRIS’S MAILING LIST. Watch Out For Some BIG Projects in 2023 Thank You For A Fantastic 2022 Performed With Tito Puente Jr. and opened for Lords of 52nd Street Happy and Healthy New Year Port Washington’s Home for Music 232 Main Street, Port Washington LandmarkOnMainStreet.org Box Office 516.767.6444 Lucky Chops NOLA Inspired Brass Band 1/26/23 Friends of the Brothers A Celebration of the Allman Brothers 1/27/23 Darlene Love Rock and Roll Hall of Famer 2/10/23 Andy Falco & Travis Book (Of the Infamous Stringdusters) Play the Music of Jerry Garcia 1/28/23 Photo Courtesy Warped Band
GEORGE JONES: STILL PLAYIN’ POSSUM
As Nancy Jones announced ‘Still Playin’ Possum: Music & Memories of George Jones,’ which will include performances by Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Chesnutt, Michael Ray, Sam Moore, Tanya Tucker, Trace Adkins, Tracy Byrd, and Tracy Lawrence taking place at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on Tuesday, April 25th, nobody could imagine the excitement that would surround this event.
Travis Tritt and Wynonna have been added to the all-star lineup to perform. A special collaboration between Jamey Johnson and Wynonna will honor one of George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s hit songs.
In addition, Nancy Jones will be hosting a VIP dinner the night before the concert event at the Von Braun Center Ballroom. Tickets are $200 and will include a sit-down meal as well as a photo opportunity with Nancy.
JENNA TORRES BRINGS THE HEAT
As we move through the dead of winter, country singer-songwriter Jenna Torres is turning up the heat. “Stirring Embers,” the latest single from her upcoming album Heaven & Hurt, explores what happens when a romantic spark rekindles and ignites a wildfire.
From the opening notes, there’s no denying the Fleetwood Mac vibe of this country-rock stomper. The story will be a familiar one to anyone who’s had a steamy love affair with someone they just couldn’t quit: when that person unexpectedly reappears, it can be impossible to keep your passion in check even when your brain is telling you no.
The song and sensual video move through the spectrum of emotions — the hurt, regret, and determination that quickly dissolve in the face of desire.
From breathtaking highs to searing heartache and hurdles, Torres is known for opening up laying it all on the line in her music, including the recently-released singles, “Prayers Up,” “Just A Mountain,” and “Tennessee Heat.” Heaven & Hurt is the followup to Jenna’s 2021 album, All Heart.
TAYLER HOLDER CMT’S NEXT UP NOW ARTIST
Country Break-out Artist, Tayler Holder keeps feeling the Nashville love with CMT, Up and Country’s Awards and Authority Magazine’s Nashville’s Rising Star.
Holder is settling his proverbial boots in Music City and being embraced by Nashville’s Top Country Music Channel CMT by announcing Tayler as this month’s NEXT UP NOW ARTIST with his new video ‘DRIVE.’ ‘DRIVE’ has felt the momentum from its Nov 11th release, co-written by Tayler Holder, Shay Mooney, Daniel Ross, Benjy Davis, Simon Jay and Luke Shrestha and produced by Daniel Ross and Chapters (Simon Jay and Luke Shrestha). If this wasn’t exciting enough Tayler also was nominated by Up N Country Awards for Top Artist of the Year and Top Male Artist of the Year.
His upcoming single “Marry You” will hit on January 27th. The love song is ripe for being a Valentine’s Day favorite as Holder describes it, “I wrote this song about meeting an individual and falling in love with them. Finding someone I can spend those special moments with for the rest of my life. Getting married and starting a family has always been something I’ve wanted, and I think this song exemplifies that. I truly can’t wait till I meet the girl that makes this come true for me and I hope that my audience can feel the same emotions I do when I hear this song.”
PAIN MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
Due to COVID-19, Northwell Health programs and support groups have been moved to a virtual platform. If you have any questions, please call (914) 366-1150, or email Vitality@northwell.edu.
Pain Management Support Program is a monthly program, hosted by our pain management physician Stephen Thorp, MD. Each session will have a presenter and Q&A session. This group is for adults of all ages suffering from acute and/or chronic pain who seek access to comprehensive pain management services.
Topics include: General Pain, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Meditation, Nutrition for pain management, Medication & Supplementation Usage, Chair Yoga, Sleep Hygiene, Cardiovascular Health & Pain Management, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Importance of Exercise.
PROTECTION FROM GERMS
Here are some healthy habits that you and all members of your family should practice while out in public, such as at school, work or at the grocery store. By following them, you can help reduce the spread of germs and reduce your chances of getting sick.
• Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes
• Cough and sneeze into your shirt sleeve or in the crook of your elbow
• Get vaccinated against recommended illnesses, including the flu and COVID-19
• Stay home when you feel sick
• Use a paper towel to open a public restroom door when exiting
• Wash your hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizerespecially after touching common surfaces or before eating
• Wear a mask in public if you’ve been sick and have to go out
• Avoid touching wild animals
There are also steps you can take to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria in your own home, including:
• Avoid close contact with household members who are ill, if possible
• Avoid sharing personal items such as razors, toothbrushes or washcloths
• Disinfect commonly used surfaces such as kitchen and bathroom counters
• Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables
• Get enough sleep each night
• Handle and prepare food safely
• Wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer when you return home, before eating, or preparing food or after caring for pets
Everyone gets sick now and then even if you’re taking all the right precautions. Call 866-MY-LI-DOC (866-695-4362) to find a Catholic Health physician near you.
The new bivalent COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer and Moderna, which protect against both the original strain of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, are available at select NYU Langone Health locations.
You can find a complete list of locations and schedule a bivalent booster appointment in the NYU Langone Health app by selecting “Schedule COVID-19 Booster” under “Find Care” in the main menu. NYU Langone will only provide the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine boosters from now on.
There is no need to call your doctor’s office for an appointment.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you are eligible for the new booster if:
You are 12 years of age or older (for Pfizer) or 18 years of age or older (for Moderna) and It has been at least two months since your most recent booster or the completion of your primary vaccination series.
However, if you have recently been infected with COVID-19, the CDC recommends waiting until three months after your infection to receive a booster to give your immune system time to recover from the infection.
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“Valentine” is Joseph James’ debut single that was released worldwide on January 2nd, to be followed by 10 more powerhouse tracks on his debut album, ’5.5.’ With Joseph’s record label, studio and performance experience, Joseph is setting out to be the next big act in the mainstream commercial music business in 2023.
Joseph is an award-winning mainstream singer-songwriter/producer from New York, and the founder of AP Music Group. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Joseph has performed, produced and toured with major acts all over the world. Some notable acts include Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta) and Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple).
From now until midnight on February 28th, 2023, post, tag and DM Joseph on Instagram a picture or video of yourself listening to “Valentine,” and he will personally record a dedication to you (and yours) and send you your own personalized mp3 of Valentine (please include names). IG: https://rb.gy/yml31i
NYC-based collective MICHELLE released their new single “PULSE” which premiered via Clara Amfo’s “First Play” on BBC Radio 1 in the UK. The track arrives with a visualizer designed by Juliet Bryant (Justin Vernon, Japanese Breakfast, Death Cab for Cutie).
Of ‘PULSE,’ MICHELLE shares: ‘PULSE’ is for release and for some sharp and glowing feeling when you lock eyes with a lover. ‘PULSE’ is for the dance floor. When the heat is cranked from moving bodies and a shared wanting, ‘PULSE’ is playing.”
‘PULSE’ follows the release of four live videos – “MY FRIENDS,” “FIRE ESCAPE, SPACED OUT, PHASED OUT”, and “NO SIGNAL” Directed by filmmaker Greg Corn, the acoustic live takes were filmed on the rooftop and fire escape of band member Jamee Lockard’s NYC apartment.
BROADWAY & OFF BROADWAY: THE
EXPERIMENTAL BAND PURE ADULT
Pure Adult are a Brooklyn-based experimental rock duo formed by Jeremy Snyder and Bianca Abarca. At the centre of their music is the far left political ethos and DIY attitude the pair share. Their new single, ‘Hot Crusade’, is a furiously cynical dismissal of a hope for change. The song is a nod towards the 80s-era evangelical revisionist concept of a “crusade” as well as an indictment of the political centre in how it constantly stalls, choosing momentary safety for themselves at the expense of the poor, both present and future.
Having grown up in the unusually sheltered environment of a church-turned-cult, Snyder has always found himself drawn to the harsh, dissonant music that was off limits during his formative years. In 2017, he and contemporary dancer and visual artist Bianca Abarca formed Pure Adult, who released their debut EP, Pure Adult I, in 2019. Now they are set to release their debut album, Pure Adult II, on January 27th via Fat Cat Records.
Foregoing the clean polish of professional studios for various bedrooms, basements and empty restaurants along America’s East Coast, Pure Adult’s dedication to creating challenging yet captivating rock songs has earned them an ever expanding following, playing shows across the US as well as touring the UK.
NEW YEAR BEGINS
With 16 shows closing at the end of 2022 into February 2023, including the Tony-winner “A Strange Loop” and “The Music Man,” “Take Me Out” (February 5), “Between Riverside and Crazy” and “Ohio State Murders” (February 12) there are still plenty of new productions to look forward to.
Tony-winners Nathan Lane and Danny Burstein and Olivier-winner Zoë Wanamaker star on Broadway in “Pictures From Home,” adapted by playwright Sharr White from the late Larry Sultan’s 1992 autobiographical photo memoir in which he explores photography’s role in creating familial mythologies, and looks underneath
his picture-perfect family to reveal hidden secrets. (Studio 54) www.picturesfromhomebroadway.com
Academy Award-winner Jessica Chastain returns to Broadway in playwright Amy Herzog’s “radical” new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking drama “A Doll’s House,” about a wife stymied by gender roles, economic injustice and deceit. “Succession’s” Arian Moayed plays her husband. Okieriete Onaodowan (“Station 19”) Jesmilee Darbouze, Tasha Lawrence and Michael Patrick Thornton round out the cast under Jamie Lloyd’s direction. Previews begin February 13. (Hudson Theatre)
https://www.thehudsonbroadway. com/whatson/a-dolls-house/ Katie Holmes, Sarah Cooper, Lucy Freyer, Dave Klasko, and Eddie Kay Thomas star in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s premiere of Ann Ziegler’s “The Wanderers,” directed by Barry Edelstein. The play explores the relationships between two very different couples – newly married Orthodox Jews and a famous novelist whose marriage is put to the test when he receives an email from a movie star (Holmes) Previews begin January 26. (Laura Pels Theatre) https://www. roundabouttheatre.org
Off Broadway’s Irish Repertory
Theatre presents Samuel Beckett’s 1957 tragicomedy “Endgame,” starring the great John Douglas Thompson as a blind, chair-bound man reduced to living in one room with only his aging, legless parents and his servant (Bill Irwin) as company as he waits for the inevitable end. In the Irish Rep’s studio theater, Michael Mellamphy stars in Ronan Noone’s “The Smuggler” a “thriller in rhymed verse” about an Irish immigrant trying to make it as a writer at a Massachusetts artists’ colony. (Irish Repertory Theatre) www.irishrep.org.
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JOSEPH JAMES ‘VALENTINE’ SINGLE
WHEELS & DEALS
Photo by Kevin Condon
by Jane Klain
Nathan Lane “Pictures From Home”
Photo by Luke Fontana3
“Pictures From Home”
“Pictures From Home”
Hope everyone has enjoyed their holiday season and is ready to get back into the swing of things with some awesome music and events coming their way in the very near future.
If you want something new and fresh, a brand new Brooklyn nightclub called SILO will be opening up in East Williamsburg at 90 Scott Ave. NYC promoter duo Alex Neuhausen and Lilly Wolfson are embarking on a new journey, pouring three years of planning, fundraising and hard work into SILO: an immersive, carbon neutral, multi-genre music and event space.
Opening on February 10th, 2023, SILO has teased an exciting lineup of DJs, including the mesmerizing sounds of Josh Wink, the grooves of acid techno artist Hiroko Yamamura, and a special all-nighter with house music purveyor Eli Escobar.
Though a music venue at its core, SILO is not just a club - it’s a dream in a tunnel, a place for people to experience a temporary suspension of reality. It’s engineered to draw your eye upward, with a ceiling that feels more like sky than an interior nightclub wall.
Alex also holds a PhD in electrical engineering and utilized his experience when building out the sound, lighting, and projection for SILO, designing it to be a sort of human terrarium. The venue is built to give techs control over its internal atmosphere and proportions, with modular fixtures and a malleable layout that lets it be host to as few as 50 and as many as 500 guests.
The number of new venues in this area continuously climbs higher and SILO will be there for you to make a new home.
If you’re craving the wubs, NYC has you covered this upcoming month with a plethora of shows. Barely Alive makes his stop as Webster Hall on January 28 supported by Hi I’m Ghost and Infekt. Barely Alive is one of the OGs in the dubstep scene and the fact he’s still around is a testament to that. Dirt Monkey and Jantsen will be stopping by The Brooklyn Monarch on February 3 to bring their wonky style to the big stage on their full circle tour and man am I excited about this. Two of my favorites coming together to delivery what is undoubtedly one of the best duos of our time. If you want some more unique styles in your life, Boogie T makes his way to Webster Hall on February 17 supported by Notixx and Sodown. These three put together hit multiple corners of the genre. Sodown brings the funk vibes and live saxophone performance to the stage. Notixx makes you feel like your swimming through a vat
of slime being covered in the grimiest of sounds. Check ‘em out, you’ll be glad you did.
For some vibey electronic, you can see Gryffin at Avant Gardner on January 20. One of the early comers in the future bass style, Gryffin knows how to take his audience on a roller coaster of emotions and energy, creating an engaging, uplifting, and addicting experience. He plays a few different instruments including guitar and piano and his sets will have plenty of live features to them to satisfy that itch. If house music is more your style, Christ Lorenzo will be coming through Elsewhere in Brooklyn on February 3 with those hot tracks. Chris Lorenzo is one of a handful of house artists I enjoyed as he is no stranger to superb energy and top tier song selection. The beats will hypnotize your feet to keep them shuffling at 128bpm until the wee hours of the morning.
After not releasing much music in 2022, Skrillex has released his first track of 2023 with Fred again… and Flowdan bringing some stylistically on point production and a bass feel to it. It’s got all the things that we know and love Skrillex for and is a unexpected but welcome surprise. The man has also teased two new album releases this year by cryptically posting “QFF/ DGTC 23” on his social platforms. If the rumor is true, we may have quite a lot to listen to in the coming months.
Hope you enjoyed this one as much as I did. As always, feel free to reach out to richiegtechno@ gmail.com and give me your thoughts. Keep raging my friends!
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TECHNOBEAT By Richard Joseph Branciforte
Alex Neuhausen and Lilly Wolfson
Photo: Annie Forrest
Jantsen and Dirt Monkey
Photo: Beau Brooks
SILO exterior Photo: Annie Forrest
JAZZ LOFT YOUNG AT HEART SERIES
The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Avenue in Stony Brook, will be resuming its popular Young at Heart daytime concert series on February 1 when the Loft pays homage to Black History Month with the spotlight on African American women of song—Sarah Vaughan; Billie Holiday; Dinah Washington; and Ella Fitzgerald. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization is a co-sponsor of the concert series.
The band will feature Jazz Loft founder Thomas Manuel and the Young at Heart Trio, with Manuel on cornet; Steve Salerno on guitar; and Keenan Zach on bass. All concerts are from 1-2 p.m. for the discounted price of just $10.
“The contributions by Black musicians, singers and composers to the art of Jazz are infinite,” said Manuel. “We are proud to be highlighting some of the leading ladies of song in February with our ‘Here’s to the Ladies’ Young at Heart concert. The artistry and impact of vocalists like Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Ella Fitzgerald is everlasting.”
The Jazz Loft is located just 90 minutes from New York City and is the only music venue on Long Island that features exclusively Jazz music.
JAZZ QUARTET EAST AXIS
The adventurous New York City quartet East Axis announced that their second album No Subject will be released on January 27 through Brother Mister Productions, Christian McBride’s Mack Avenue Music Group imprint. No Subject will arrive with its first surprise in the line-up, the addition of chameleonic multi-reedist Scott Robinson, who joins founding members Matthew Shipp (piano), Kevin Ray (bass) and Gerald Cleaver (drums) for this exploratory second outing. Along with the announcement, East Axis shared the first single from the record, “Metal Sounds.”
Another major shift from Cool With That, East Axis’ 2021 debut, is the brevity of many of the pieces on the band’s follow-up. The first album included one tune that stretched to nearly half an hour, and only two that clocked in under ten minutes. No Subject comprises a dozen tracks, only two of which squeak past the ten minute mark, with several coming in at less than three minutes.
DAVE STRYKER TRIO “PRIME”
Fresh off their summer tour opening for Steely Dan, Stryker releases Prime—the first recording featuring his working trio. Along with Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums, Stryker offers eight new compositions and the beautiful standard “I Should Care.” From the burning title track “Prime” to songs penned for his first boss Jack McDuff (“Captain Jack” and “Dude’s Lounge”) as well as “Mac” for his drummer and the original trio version of “Hope”.
“In October of 2020 my long-standing trio of organist Jared Gold and drummer McClenty Hunter was booked to play a concert out of town. Due to the pandemic, in lieu of traveling we were given the opportunity to tape a show that could be streamed by the venue. Inspired by getting the chance to play together again after eight months in lockdown and knowing we would be in the studio, I was motivated to write an album of new music—my first featuring this trio exclusively.” Stryker recalls.
“We decided we would record live in the studio with just one take per song and no overdubbing. The connection, interplay and fire of the group was captured on that day and we’re happy to now share with you the music of our trio.”
JAZZ & BLUES Good Times Magazine - January 17, 2023 - February 13, 2023 • 19 A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT THE 37TH MUSICIAN’S TALENT & SERVICES DIRECTORY Published June 13, 2023 Deadline May 20, 2023 Good Times is compiling its most complete listing of New York’s performing musicians and bands. If you’re a performer or if you have a band, this annual special issue is your chance to get noticed - and best of all, It’s free! The Musician’s Directory is mailed to club owners in Long Island, NYC, and to A&R reps & indie management executives –plus distributed at musician’s retail locations such as studios and musical instrument stores. FREE LISTING FOR YOUR BAND Description of your act: Name of act: Description (25 word maximum): FREE LISTING FOR YOUR BAND qAlternative / Hard Rock / Metal / Punk qRock / Pop / Roots Rock qBlues / R&B / Soul qCountry / Bluegrass qFolk/ Acoustic / Singer-Songwriter qComedy qAmericana qReggae / Funk / World Music / Dance qAmbient / Avante-Garde / Spoken Word qChamber / Classical / Vocal / Solo / Duo qCover Band qHip-Hop / Rap qEDM qTribute Band Contact Person for bookings/gigs (mandatory!): Name: ____________________________________________________________ Phone #: ______________________________________________________ e-mail address: _______________________________________________ web address: _______________________________________________________ Optional: Add impact with a photo or logo! ARE YOU INCLUDING ARTWORK? ($25 CHARGE) Your talent directory listing is free, but you can make it STAND OUT from the other bands’ listings by including your bands photo or logo for only $25. It will appear above your listing. Just enclose the artwork along with $25 and your listing, Photos must be a ‘horizontal frame’ shot. (Like this one) We cannot return any photos or artwork submitted, and titles may be edited for clarity. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO GOOD TIMES. q Yes run my mug shot. I have enclosed 25 measly dollars Confidential info: (required for verification purposes only) Name: ________________________________________ Phone _________ Mailing address: ___________________________________________________ Booking agent: ____________________________________________________ q I would like information on how to advertise - please send me info SEND IN YOUR ENTRY: Check to make sure you’ve filled out all the required items (marked), and if desired attach a photo or logo with $25 payment. If you absolutely had to choose a single broad musical category to help visitors and new club goers find out about your act, in which would it best fit (Check only one, yes ONLY one.) SEND YOUR COMPLETED FORM TO: Good Times Talent Directory 584 Mineola Ave., Suite 2, Carle Place, NY 11514 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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BONNAROO 2023 LINEUP
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has shared the lineup for this year’s edition of the internationally acclaimed camping festival, taking place June 15-18th on the Bonnaroo Farm, located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN.
Bonnaroo 2023 will once again present a wide-ranging bill featuring a spectacular selection of top artists performing around the clock across more than 10 unique stages over the four-day festival, with live music and much more through the night and into early morning with special sunrise sets. Highlights will include performances from Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Odesza, Paramore, Lil Nas X, Baby Keem, Tyler Childers, Vulfpeck, Marcus Mumford, My Morning Jacket, GRiZ, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Portugal. The Man, Korn, Louis the Child, Zeds Dead, Alesso, Subtronics, Three 6 Mafia, J.I.D., The Revivalists, Pixies, Girl In Red, Fleet Foxes, and more. The legendary Bonnaroo Superjam will take place on Saturday, June 17, with more details to come.
Early Access On-Sale began Thursday, January 12 via www.bonnaroo. com/tickets; sign-ups are available now. A public On-Sale will follow if tickets remain. Options include General Admission (4-Day), GA+ (4-Day), VIP (4Day), Platinum (4-Day), along with a limited range of 1-Day tickets (including General Admission, GA+, VIP, and Platinum), General Admission Camping & Parking, premium and pre-pitched glamping options, and more.
WINTERWONDERGRASS 10TH ANNIVERSARY
WinterWonderGrass celebrates the 10 Year Anniversary March 3-5th. Weekend passes and single-day tickets for the 10th are on sale now. Grass After Dark (the WinterWonderGrass late night shows) are also now on sale at winterwondergrass.com.
To mark the occasion, WinterWonderGrass Colorado welcomes the festival’s original 2013 headliners, Greensky Bluegrass and The Infamous Stringdusters, as the headliners of 2023. In addition to the 2023 headliners, the 10th-anniversary celebration welcomes the likes of Leftover Salmon, Paul Cauthen, Kitchen Dwellers, The Lil Smokies, The Lone Bellow, Neal Francis, Trout Steak Revival, Lindsay Lou, Kyle Tuttle, John Mailander, Big Richard, Tenth Mountain Division, Daniel Rodriguez, Pickin on the Dead, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Sicard Hollow, Pixie & The Partygrass Boys, Tray Wellington Band, Buffalo Commons, Mama Magnolia, Pick & Howl, Old Town Pickers, RiverWonderGrass All-Stars, and Saints & Liars for three unforgettable days of music and brews in the Colorado Rockies.
OBITUARY ‘DYING OF EVERYTHING’
Legendary Florida Death Metal stars OBITUARY return with their highly anticipated new album, ‘Dying of Everything’, out January 13 on LP/CD/CS/Digital via Relapse Records!
Like just about every album in OBITUARY’s vast catalog, ‘Dying Of Everything’ is instantly memorable; it’s a skill that OBITUARY have only improved upon over the years. It’s unusual for a band that’s been around since the ’80s to be doing some of their best work in the 2020s, but that’s exactly what OBITUARY have accomplished through their do-it-yourself attitude and relentless touring on a worldwide level.
‘Dying Of Everything’ destroys in the time-honored tradition of early OBITUARY classics ‘Slowly We Rot’ and ‘Cause of Death’ while maintaining the killer studio sound that the band has been perfecting in their own studio since 2007’s monstrous ‘Xecutioner’s Return’.
POLKA PUNK/SKA RUSSKAJA
The holidays are over, so get up, couch potato! High voltage party polka virtuosos RUSSKAJA provide the perfect soundtrack to get you moving with their new album, ‘Turbo Polka Party’, out February 3, 2023 via Napalm Records. Once again mixing elements of punk, ska, polka and metal, the upcoming record is their most danceable and hard-hitting studio album to date.
Russkaja adds a perfectly addictive new track “Shapka” (the name for a Russian fur cap)! The multinational musicians conjure the likes of nu metal legends Limp Bizkit in their MTV heydays, blending addictive beats, chunky riffs and raucous rap interludes with upbeat potete and tuba blasts - uniting the best of both worlds. Along with a new lyric video, the catchy single lines right up with RUSSKAJA fan favorites.
Is it the mighty Fred Durst you can hear in RUSSKAJA’s new single “Shapka”? Or is it guitarist/songwriter Engel Mayr giving the song an unmistakable nu metal twist with his voice? Check it out and let us know if you can find Fred Durst in the brand-new track!
METALLICA 72 SEASONS NEW ALBUM
Metallica 12th studio album: 72 Seasons will be available April 14th via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield & Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The album will be released in formats including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited edition variants, CD and digital—for a full listing of configurations, pre-orders and further information, go to metallica.com/72-seasons-info.
72 Seasons is heralded by first single “Lux Æterna,” a short, sharp blast that distills 40 years of Metallica into three and a half minutes. “Lux Æterna” is available now to stream and download, and as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of 72 Seasons.
Speaking on the concept of the album title, James Hetfield said: 72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”
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BONO ‘STORIES OF SURRENDER’
Live Nation announced a Spring 2023 run of eight dates for Bono’s critically acclaimed ‘Stories of Surrender’ at New York’s iconic Beacon Theatre, starting April 16th.
The announcement of Bono at The Beacon comes following unprecedented demand for ‘Stories of Surrender’ - a show that left both audiences and critics cheering for more.
‘Stories of Surrender,’ produced by Live Nation and directed by Willie Williams, marks the release of a memoir in which one of the world’s most iconic artists writes for the first time about what and who brought him success, while at the same time revealing his “...childhood insecurity, which is your only security” as a performer, and the faith that sustains him.
Bono will once again be joined by musicians Gemma Doherty (Harp, Keyboard, Vocals) and Kate Ellis (Cello, Keyboard, Vocals), as well as Musical Director Jacknife Lee for an evening of “words, music and some mischief...”
Tickets are available at: www.ticketmaster.com/bono. All tickets purchased online will be delivered as secure mobile tickets. There will be a four-ticket limit per person.
MORE 2023 “HOTEL CALIFORNIA” DATES
The Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill – extend the band’s “Hotel California” Tour with additional 2023 shows set for Jacksonville, Florida (Mar. 25); an encore performance in Tampa, Florida (Mar. 28); Columbia, South Carolina (Mar. 30); Knoxville, Tennessee (Apr. 1); Greensboro, North Carolina (Apr. 4); and Newark, New Jersey (Apr. 7). Tickets for the “Hotel California” 2023 Tour, produced by Live Nation, went on sale January 13th through Ticketmaster.
Each concert will feature ‘Hotel California,’ performed live in its entirety from start to finish, accompanied by an orchestra and choir. After a short intermission, the band will perform a full set of their greatest hits. All shows will begin at 8 PM.
The Eagles kicked off the “Hotel California” concerts in 2019 in Las Vegas to rave reviews and critical acclaim. To date, the Eagles have performed 77 soldout shows, including five nights at Madison Square Garden.
THE BAD ENDS DEBUT ALBUM
The Bad Ends released their debut album, The Power and the Glory, on January 20th via New West Records. The nine-song set was produced by Mike Albanese of Maserati and The Bad Ends in the band’s hometown of Athens, GA, a city that remains a breeding ground for all things alternative (and is the famous homebase of B-52’s, R.E.M, Pylon, The Elephant Six Recording Company, and more).
The Bad Ends feature Mike Mantione of 90s Athens favorites Five Eight on vocals & guitar, Dave Domizi on bass & vocals, Geoff Melkonian of the Josh Joplin Group on keyboards & vocals, Christian Lopez on guitars & mandolin, and in his first full-time band since leaving R.E.M. in 1997, Bill Berry on drums. The debut album was recorded, produced, mastered, and manufactured entirely in Athens, GA and also features appearances from Sean
Dunn of Five Eight and John Neff of Drive-By Truckers.
The Bad Ends’ The Power and the Glory is available across digital platforms, compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A limited to 750 Translucent Orange edition autographed by The Bad Ends will be available at Independent Retailers.
MARIAH CAREY COMIC BOOK
“Female Force: Mariah Carey,” written by Michael Frizell, with art by Pablo Martinena, is a 22-page comic book available in print and digitally on multiple platforms. The book is available in hardback with a cover by famous comic book artist Joe Phillips and paperback with a cover by Nelson Hernandez. The book is also available in a 28-page expanded holiday edition featuring a themed cover by Marvel Comics artist Yonami.
American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey is known for her dynamic onstage presence, perennial “All I Want for Christmas is You,” and her impressive fiveoctave range. Often called the Queen of Christmas and the Songbird Supreme, Carey’s rise to stardom was not without pitfalls. Read her inspirational story and see why TidalWave includes her among the other dignitaries featured in their famous Female Force series.
“We wanted to time this with the world celebrating the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Christmas.’ As fans of Mariah Carey’s since day one, we are excited to have her be part of the Female Force line of biographies. She has an inspiring story, and to release it for the holidays seemed to be a perfect fit”, said Publisher Darren G. Davis.
MOBY WITH AMBIENT 2023
Moby returns with his semi-annual tradition of releasing a new album of ambient compositions, with ‘Ambient 23,’ a 16-track exploration of the weightless form that is ambient, weaving improvised drifting sonics out of his collection of analog gear.
Moby reflects on how he created the album: “It’s a bit different than some of my more recent Ambient records because it’s almost exclusively made with weird old drum machines and old synths from my collection, inspired by my early ambient heroes.”
In 2022 Moby launched his new label Always Centered at Night to do something uncompromising - to make emotional, atmospheric, and potentially beautiful music. With this ethos, the label brought us its debut release “Medusa”, a collaboration between Moby and Grammy-nominated artist collaborator Aynzli Jones, “On Air” with serpentwithfeet, “Fall Back” with Akemi Fox. and most recently the beautiful stripped-back orchestral “Ache For”, with José James.
BRUCE COCKBURN RARITIES
On Rarities, Bruce Cockburn is finally sharing sixteen rarely heard and newly mastered recordings with digital music consumers. These include: Two previously unreleased songs that are not included on the Rumours Of Glory limited-edition box set. It includes four remastered tracks that only appeared on tribute compilation albums dedicated to Gordon Lightfoot, Pete Seeger, Mississippi Sheiks and Mississippi John Hurt “Twilight On The Champlain Sea” featuring Ani DiFranco, was originally intended to be on Life Short Call Now and used on the Japan-only release 1966 demo recording of “Bird Without Wings,” the oldest Cockburn demo from his personal vault, later recorded by Ottawa’s 3’s A Crowd and produced by The Mamas & the Papas’ Mama Cass.
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