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Hot & Spicy: Learn BBQ Cooking In Freeport
Learn the difference between “Long Island barbecue” and what the rest of the country thinks of as “BBQ” in a special cooking instructional event, “BBQ Cooking With A Pitmaster,” on July 18 at 6:30 pm at Freeport Memorial Library. Learn how to make authentic “down home” barbecue with equipment you probably already own. To pre-register ($10): Stop by the ASK Desk; for complete information, call the Freeport Memorial Library at (516) 379-3274.
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Hot Nets: Jones Beach Volleyball Tournament Draws The Eyes Of The Nation
An event that brings fans from all over the area, if not the country – the annual Jones Beach Volleyball Tournament – returns on Saturday, July 20 at Jones Beach State Park; info is at (516) 785-1600 and parks.ny.gov. This 41st annual event consists of six-player teams on sand courts, open to males and females. Advanced registration is required; call the Regional Recreation Department for an application at (631) 321-3510. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams. The award ceremony will take place immediately following the conclusion of the final match. Hot Beans & Buggies: Car Show & Chili Cookoff In Hicksville The ninth annual New York Auto Fest Hicksville Fire Department Volunteer Hose Co. #4 Car Show & Chili Cookoff is July 21 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Sears parking lot in Hicksville. Info: (516) 882-5022 and nyautofest.com. Admission is $5 for spectators, with children under 12 admitted free. The car show portion is open to all cars, trucks, and motorcycles (registration is required); the chili cookoff draws a huge number of spectators as well. Music, food, vendors, a craft fair, door prizes, and a 50/50 drawing add to the attractions.
Hot Jeeps & Athletes: Tough Mudder Long Island Rolls Through Bethpage State Park
This one is decidedly different, and no doubt quite a thrill: On July 20 and 21, Bethpage Stage Park in Farmingale is the site for The 2019 Long Island Tough Mudder, an extremely challenging athletic obstacle competion. There are perks: Over the two-day period, attendees will be able to take part in vehicle demos of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, the Jeep Wrangler, and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While camping out in “Mudder Village,” make connections with the Jeep and Tough Mudder communities. For info on the event: toughmudder.com.
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PAC TRACK The World Goes 'Round Madison Theatre, Molloy College, Rockville Centre July 21 madisontheatreny.org (516) 323-4444 The newest offering from South Shore Theatricals: This is Kander and Ebb's revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony Awardwinning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards. The cast includes Alexa Green, Michelle Mallardi (pictured left), Frank Basile, Stephen Cole, and Judi Mark.
HOT TIPS: QUEENS Cool At Coney: The Music Festival Returns The Coney Island Music Festival, confirmed for July 20 from 3 to 10 pm at Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk, will feature such modern rock and pop stars as The Feelies, Bane’s World, The Mystery Lights, Los Wilds, The Advertisers, Miranda & The Beat (below), and a few more surprises in the works. Admission is free to this rain or shine event being held in the heart of Coney Island. The Coney Island Music Festival continues a long tradition of bringing cutting edge and experimental music together with iconic rock and pop acts. Learn more by finding the fest all over social media.
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LIU Post Chamber Music Festival Tilles Center, Brookville Through July 25; tillescenter.org; (516) 299-3100 The annual series continues with Festival alumni (July 16); chamber music with The Pierrot Consort (pictured), the Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence at LIU Post (July 17); and chamber music evenings (July 24 and 25; the second date features young artists). Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center July 19 • whbpac.org (631) 288-1500 You'll never “want to go home” after once again hearing this ageless brass-driven band that defied all expectations and rose to the top of the ’70s charts.
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Eat, Drink, & Shop: LIC Flea & Food Is Back
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The seventh season of the largest outdoor market in Queens – LIC Flea & Food – began during the last weekend of June, and now is fully underway each weekend from 11 am to 6 pm at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City. This is no fleabag flea market, bargain hunters: Enjoy outsanding food; shop vintage, handcrafted, and artisanal items; stop by the beer garden, where quaffers can get a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline in the background. There is no admission charge for these events.
From 'Urkel' To Queens: Youth Music Fest At Citi Field The Queens Youth Music Festival is Sunday, July 21 from noon to 5 pm at Citi Field in Flushing. This year's event will be hosted by “Family Matters” sitcom comedy star Jaleel White, who portrayed Steve Urkel on the long-running TV show. Events include a youth concert featuring Jenna Rose, Money Magic, Julie Winter, and other artists; a 1,000-pound Slime Challenge; and more. Info: qymfest.com.
Margaret Cho: ‘Fresh Off The Bloat’ In Patchogue
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Five time Grammy and Emmy-nominated comedian Margaret Cho has announced new dates to her wildly popular “Fresh Off The Bloat” tour. Cho recently stunned America singing her way through the wildly popular break-out hit show “The Masked Singer,” and was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time. The tour is coming to Long Island: Cho will headline on July 19 at The Patchogue Theatre; score your passes via margaretcho.com/tour or patchoguetheatre.org, or call (631) 207-1313 Launched in the fall of 2017, “Fresh Off The Bloat” has traveled worldwide for the past two years. “’Fresh Off The Bloat”’ is my sickest show to date,” said Cho. “My grandmother said ‘You look like you’re bloated, as if you've been found dead in a lake after several days of searching.’ Koreans are the most savage of all the Asians. My new show is all about being fresh off drugs and drinking and suicide and coming back to life – finally fished out of the river Styx. It's meta. It's magical. It's me.”
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Summer Barbecue At Its Best
Ah Summer! Heat is everyMighty Quinn’s where, it rains on weekends … what is there to look forward to? Barbecue, of course! The Bountiful Gourmet recently found two area restaurants you're going to love. First up is superstar Mighty Quinn’s, with locations throughout Manhattan, New Jersey, Westchester, and Brooklyn. You've seen them on The Food Network and dozens of other TV shows. I'm delighted to say the hype is all true. We tested them out at their East Village location, right on the corner of Second Avenue, a stone's throw from the original Fillmore East. First, we were shocked by the prices – pleasantly shocked! Everything was so reasonable we couldn't believe we were in Manhattan. Their wood-fed pits send out magnificent brisket and pulled pork. The brisket is Texas style, with juice dripping from the meat. A single portion is only $9.85; a pound costs $24.60. Ditto the pulled pork, slightly less, but succulent – and you can mix meats to get your pound. Also featured was sausage at $6.95, Burnt End Barbecue Beans with plenty of ends, and fabulous sweet corn ritters served with honey chilé dipping sauce, plus excellent slaw. Pommes frites (French fries) were great at only $3.25. An extra huge plus is their cane sugar sodas, only $3.35; flavors include diet root beer, black cherry, and cream. The East Village Mighty Quinn’s location is 102 Second Avenue in
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell Directed and written by Quentin Tarantino Columbia Pictures • Opens July 26 Is Quentin Tarantino the right director for a look at Hollywood – and actress Sharon Tate – in a self-penned character study of two actors in the late 1960s? Sure, Tarantino has always reveled in pulpy, grainy old grindhouse films (think, well, Grindhouse), and his ninth film features a couple of soon-to-be has-beens in DiCaprio as Rick, a former TV western star, and his stunt double Cliff (Pitt), and they're both fading faster than that dot when you shut off a black-and-white TV set. However, Dalton lives next door to Tate (the always luminous Robbie), she of the Manson Family murders – about as touchy a subject as any film could ever broach. Critics who saw festival screenings are calling this a hit; we're not so sure – even if it's great, the subject doesn't seem the type to resonate with the same film fans who summered with Aquaman, The Avengers, and cartoon pets.
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By Rich Branciforte
New York City; call them at (212) 677-3733. Our only question: When are they coming to Long Island?
Closer to home, in the middle of Garden City is another find: smok-haus Gourmet Roadside Eatery. It's is a big industrial-style modern building opposite Sears, with plenty of outside seating. Heartily recommended is the juicy beef brisket ($14 a serving) and the pulled pork, a hero at $11. The brisket had the proper amount of fat content and was a real treat. Other items that are definitely worth a try include the “BTB Sandwich,” a pile of smoked shredded beef drizzled with five-cheese sauce, sauteed onions, and pulled pork on a toasted roll served with slaw and chips (only $12.75). We didn't try the Shrimp Po' Boy, but it smok-haus looked inviting; neighbors at another table seemed to devour it. Sides include mac and cheese, cajun corn, smoked Brussels sprouts, baked beans, and house rice. There are five options to order: a pita sandwich, a burrito sandwich, a barbecue sandwich, a rice bowl, or a salad bowl. Combinations are many. smok-haus is located at 7 12th Street in Garden City; call them at (516) 833-6633 (the restaurant is closed on Mondays). If you've got the summertime blues, you'll want to fix that the way God planned it – with some good 'cue. Reviews and previews by Cody Bell; photos courtesy respective film companies
Lola & Her Brothers
The Staller Center at Stony Brook University again becomes a movie lover's mecca when independent films from nearly 20 countries screen at The Stony Brook Film Festival, presented by Island Federal, on evenings and weekends from Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 27. The popular Festival, now in its 24th year, brings a highly selective roster of diverse films, making it a favorite of moviegoers and filmmakers alike. Produced by Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, the Festival pairs
memorable short films with an array of features you won't see anywhere else. The Stony Brook Film Festival brings in filmmakers, cast, and crew who field questions after the screenings, adding a unique dimension to the experience. The Festival lifts off Them with the New York premiere of That Balloon, a German film based Follow on the true story of two families who escaped East Germany on their homemade hot air balloon, and closes with another New York premiere: the French film Lola & Her Brothers. There are many world, U.S., east coast, and New York premieres in this year’s Festival. “The quality and diversity in our dramas, comedies, and documentaries are extremely high, and I expect our audience to be thoroughly entertained this
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audience and end up with U.S. Spectacular Cinema At theatrical, on-demand, or other The Annual Staller Center Mega-Event: platform releases. The idea of family forms the foundation for many of the features and shorts at the 2019 Stony Brook Film Festival (SBFF). Whether they are by birth or by choice, flexible or dysfunctional, summer,” said Alan Inkles, the Stony Brook generational or newly formed, you will see Film Festival founder and director. Several families of all stripes in films that take place American indie films will have their World in nearly 20 countries, from Australia to Premiere at The Stony Brook Film Festival, Austria, India to Israel, and Spain to South and many foreign films, including Yao, Africa. Many of this year's films showcase Sweethearts, Miamor the strength of families through all the trials Perdido, Lady Winsley, and and tribulations they face. The opening night Made In China will have film, Balloon, tells the story of two families their U.S. premieres. trying to escape from East Berlin in a homeAmerican features include made hot air balloon during the Cold War; Them That Follow, a tense the Festival closes with Lola & Her Brothers, drama featuring Academy a French comedy about three adult siblings Award winner Olivia who are still trying to look after one other Colman; the raucous after losing their parents. comedy Babysplitters feaFilm passes are on sale for $90, which turing Long Island native includes admission to all 20 features and 16 Eddie Alfano; and Guest shorts over 10 days. Passholder perks Artist, a stunning, humorinclude VIP gifts, discounts to more than a ous film written by and starring Jeff Daniels dozen area restaurants throughout the and directed by Timothy Busfield. Them That summer, guaranteed admission 15 minutes Follow was recently picked up by 1091 before each film, and the opportunity to purMedia for distribution, and Inkles hopes that chase tickets for the Closing Night Awards other Festival films will resonate with the reception. For $250, fans can buy a Gold Pass, and receive all the Regular Pass perks plus reserved seating with filmmakers and guests, as well as entry to the exclusive Opening Night party and the Closing Night Awards reception. The complete schedule is online at stonybrookfilmfestival.com. Single tickets for individual films are available for purchase as well; visit stonybrookfilmfestival.com or call the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS to purchase tickets and passes.
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The New York Mets did a nice job with the June 29 ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the team that defied odds to win the World Series (in my opinion, the greatest sports story of all time). While Bud Harrelson, Ron Swoboda, Jerry Grote, Cleon Jones, Jerry Koosman, Ed Kranepool (who said that he felt great following his May kidney transplant; he served as the spokesman for the '69 Mets in Ron attendence), and other 1969 team Swoboda members were present, the team's greatest player, pitcher Tom Seaver, was unable to attend because of a variety of heath issues including dementia – but his presence still loomed large. As a kickoff for the 1969 weekend, the Mets announced that a statue of Seaver had been commissioned, and that Citi Field’s address had been changed to 41 Seaver Way. I asked Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon if the United States Postal Service had signed off on it, and he replied: “Yes. You can send me fan mail here!” There were snafus regarding the Saturday ceremony, which included a great video on 1969. Two Mets who spent a brief time on their roster that year – outfielder Jim Gosger and pitcher Jesse Hudson – were cited as deceased, while
Sammy's SuperPBA50: Veteran PBA50 star Sammy Ventura of Syracuse emeraged as the winner of the annual PBA50 Ned Micelli Memorial presented by Ebonite on June 22 at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park. The personable Ventura outlasted a game field to capture the championship, as well as the $1,500 first place prize in an event that brought a field of bowlers from throughout the east coast to roll on the highly challenging Mark Roth oil pattern. Ventura, 61, previously had won eight PBA50 regional titles before notching this victory. Ventura, at right in the photo above, is pictured with event organizer Glenn M. Smith (left) and second-place finisher Rick Graham (center). Other area bowlers who performed well in the event, which will likely be a yearly tradition from this point on: Ray Edwards of Middle Island landed in fifth place; Michael Perrone of Deer Park (a non-PBA50 member) finished in 12th place; Al Spano of Massapequa Park landed in 15th place. Other cashers from this area: Barry Clare of Bayside and Gary Shultis of Levittown. More info: pba.com.
both are very much alive. The tribute also failed to mention the iconic broadcasters from that era: Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, and Bob Murphy. The Mets were able to recreate the 1969 Shea Stadium scoreboard, complete with an Atari-style electronic font. Organist Jane Jarvis’ “Let’s Go Mets” theme, played whenever the Mets took the field to begin a game back in the day, was played when the 2019 team did so during the weekend. The PA system played songs from 1969 throughout the weekend, such as The Beatles’ “Get Back,” B.J. Thomas’s “Hooked On A Feeling,” Booker T. & The MGs’ “Time Is Tight,” The Zombies’ “Time Of The Season,” and The Archies’ “Sugar, Sugar.” The music was much better then – and so were the Mets. The team introduced its thirdround pick in the recent amateur draft, pitcher Matt Allan, a hardthrower that just graduated from high school in the Orlando area. Allan’s agent, arguably the most famous in baseball in Scott Boras, always enjoys interacting with the media. I asked Boras about why many players have had trouble landing deals when they become free agents: “The top tier players will always get the big contracts no matter
what, but things are tougher for the middle class player.” The annual NBA game of free agent musical chairs got underway two weeks ago, and the
With Bob Smith Photos: PBA50 tournament courtesy Herrill Lanes; Walter Ray Williams Jr. courtesy PBA, LLC; Hammer Orange Vibe courtesy Hammer
Have A Ball: We can't keep up with all of the new bowling ball releases issued by the major manufacturers during the past several weeks, but here's a compendium of balls that should be in pro shops soon, just in time for the impending fall/winter season: Storm, as always, is making a huge splash with its first new edition in its !Q series in many a moon – the amazingly colored !Q Tour Emerald (if you've used any of the previous !Q series balls, this one is definitely one to consider) as well as the AstroPhysiX. Get the full scoop at stormbowling. com … Track is back with a ball that many would likely use as their benchmark piece a the smoothrolling solid: The versatile Triton Elite, now available in area pro shops. Learn all the specs at trackbowling.com … June 19 saw the addition of three new balls to the Hammer lineup: An eye-poppingly bright new orange edition of the ever-popular Vibe; the fast-revving The Sauce; and a cool-looking spare ball, The Tough, that comes with a threeyear warranty, hence its name. Get all the facts and figures at hammerbowling.com. Another WRW Milestone: After kicking off the 2019 PBA50 Tour season with three
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consecutive victories – boosting his career total to a record-tying 14 PBA50 Tour titles – it’s no surprise that PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. earned the number-one spot on FloBowling’s unofficial ranking of “senior tour” players. The PBA50 power rankings are arbitrarily selected by FloBowling announcers that regularly Walter cover PBA50 Ray events; Williams Jr. the rankings, peppered with familiar stars, at press time: 1. Walter Ray Williams Jr.; 2. Norm Duke; 3. Michael Haugen Jr.; 4. Amleto Monacelli; 5. Parker Bohn III; 6. Ron Mohr; 7. Brian LeClair; 8. Bryan Goebel; 9. Lennie Boresch Jr.; 10. Danny Wiseman. – With Bill Vint, PBA
With Lloyd Carroll Photos: Tom Seaver, Ron Swoboda by Bob Smith; James Dolan courtesy The Madison Square Garden Company; Kevin Durant by Cyrus Saatsaz (CC)
conventional wisdom was that The Brooklyn Nets were big winners, while The New York Knicks were total losers. The Knicks have not had the best of luck during the off-season, but some of the finger pointing is unfair. Yes, it would have been nice had they landed the top pick in the recent 2019 NBA Draft that would have netted them Zion Williamson, but statistically they only had a 14 percent chance of getting the first pick in the draft
lottery. It’s also not fair to blame Knicks owner James Dolan, who has never been reticent to spend money on players, for refusing to shell out over $160 million during the course of four years for Kevin Durant, who will miss the entire 2019/2020 season recovering from a foot injury; there’s no guarantee that he’ll return to his dominant form after that. The Knicks aren’t going to win an NBA title next year, but they won’t be a joke either. Newly signed forward Julius Randle is an NBA star, and Dennis Smith Jr., acquired in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, is a solid point guard. Forwards Kevin Knox and center Mitchell Robinson, who both had good rookie seasons, will be able to develop more during the upcoming season. Yes, the Nets had a glitzy off-season, signing the aforementioned Durant along with guard Kyrie Irving and center DeAndre Jordan. While Nets general manager Sean Marks generated great buzz with those moves (as did ex-Nets GM Billy King in 2013 when he acquired Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry from the Boston Celtics in an ill-advised trade), it is still questionable how good they’ll be next year. Is Irving significantly better than Russell, who had a breakout year with the Nets last year yet was jettisoned by the team? Ironically, the free agent who may best help the Nets is former Knicks center Jordan,
who can mentor Jarrett Allen. The Nets’ future depends more on the development of Allen, guard Spencer Dinwiddie, and forward Caris LeVert than on the big names.
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Calendar Tuesday, July 16
Nassau Amalfi Restaurant (Glen Cove) Open Mic With Frank Walker Coasters Tavern (East Meadow) Open Mic Dawg Pound (Levittown) Open Jam With Brother Dave & The Brave Firefighter's Park (Great Neck) Sugar & Spice K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Songwriters Roundtable & All-Original Open Mic Hosted By 42 nd & Nelson Junction (Long Beach) Open Mic With Dave Kellan MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The Rockinghams Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Wiz Khalifa / French Montana / Playboi Carti Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Whiskey Road Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) Pete Mann Spinnakers (Oyster Bay) Open Mic With Mike Dorio Tilles Center (Brookville) LIU Post Chamber Music Festival Suffolk Alive By The Bay (Bay Shore) Drop Dead Sexy / Dirty Vibe / Captain Jack (Billy Joel Tribute) / Beer Nutz Amityville Music Hall The EarWaxx Sessions BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Vinyl Night With Looney Tunes Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden) Open Mic Night Dek's (Rocky Point) Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Dublin Deck (Patchogue) Running Loose Katie's Of Smithtown Jam Night Oar (Patchogue) Tom McGuire Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) The Twisted Circus Paramount (Huntington) J.J. Grey & Mofro / Jonny Lang Shandon Court (East Islip) Ward Cloughan Sound Cellar (Huntington) Jazz Jam Tap & Barrel (Smithtown) Jazz Jam Warehouse LI (Amityville) Country Music Tuesdays NYC/Brooklyn/Queens Village Green (Whitestone) Open Jam With Lisa Miller
Wednesday, July 17
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Nassau Bellmore Bean The Jester Squad Standup Comedy Showcase Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Kane Daily Brokerage (Bellmore) The Great Long Island Laugh-Off Coasters Tavern (East Meadow) Karaoke Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Karaoke With Greg Don Lorenzo's Restaurant & Lounge (Glen Cove) Jerry Costanzo & His Trio Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Half Moon Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Blues Jam With The Mo Betta Blues Band Heritage Club At Bethpage That 70s Band
Your Guide To Local Events K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Soapbox Messiah MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Wonderous Stories Massapequa Bowl Country Night Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Jam: Don Celenza & Friends Minnesota's (Long Beach) Bryce Larsen Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Weird Wednesday With Blue Velvo My Father's Place At The Roslyn Hotel Frank Carillo & The Bandoleros Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) The Dave Matthews Band NYCB Theatre At Westbury Tyler Henry Old Westbury Gardens Picnic Pops: Vanessa Trouble Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) Brian Vine Wine Bar (Merrick) Vic Kastel Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Country Music Night Alive On 25 (Riverhead) Pete Mancini Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza (Farmingdale) The Cyndi Hazell Duo Beau’s Bar (Greenlawn) Open Mic Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchogue) Dan Donnelly Bobbique (Patchogue) Jam Night BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Open Mic Night Connetquot Public Library (Bohemia) Gathering Time: A Tribute To Joni Mitchell & Crosby, Stills & Nash East End Arts (Riverhead) Women's Acapella Group Directed By Brianna Balzano Harbor Club at Prime (Huntington) Yacht Rockin' Good Time Concert Series Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) The Jazz Loft Trio / The Art Of Jazz Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Country Night Long Ireland Beer Company (Riverhead) Slingshot Medford Memorial Park Get Dancin' M.J. Dowling’s (Sag Harbor) Acoustic Open Mic Oar (Patchogue) Jay Dorsa Paramount (Huntington) Killer Queen (Queen Tribute) Port Jeff Brewing Company (Port Jefferson) Quadralove Rail (Smithtown) Open Mic Acoustic Rock & Comedy Jam With Russel Pzutto Revolution (Amityville) Rise Among Rivals / Share The Burden Smithtown Social Open Mic Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Four-Way Street (CSNY Tribute) Tiki Joe's (Smith Point) The Lisa Polizzi Band Warehouse LI (Amityville) Live Band Karaoke With Rockjunky Wild Rose (Farmingdale) Karaoke NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Don’t Tell Mama (NYC): Jimmy Buffett & Me: Songs By Tennessee Walt Joe’s Garage (Astoria) Open Mic
Thursday, July 18
Nassau Bellmore Bean Open Mic Night Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Jim Treutlien
Calendar Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Trivia Night With DJ Greg Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Salsa Night J.W. Dowd's Pub (Hicksville) Karaoke K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder Tribute) MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Dueling Pianos Mesita (Rockville Centre) Latin Pulse Thursdays Michael's Porthole (Oceanside) The Second Street Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic My Father's Place At The Roslyn Hotel Blue Velvo / Ray Lambiase / Ken McGorry NYCB Theatre At Westbury Gian Marco Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) Joey B Paradise Studios (Massapequa) Open Jam & Networking Sessio Suffolk 89 North (Patchogue) Hunks: The Show (All-Male Revue) Amityville Music Hall The Deep End / Let It Rain / Brook Davis / Spaced Bayside Clam Bar (East Islip) Bob Pinnola Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Danny Kean Bliss Restaurant (East Setauket) Live Jazz Diggers (Riverhead) Where Stars Collide Garden Grill (Smithtown) Open Mic &
Your Guide To Local Events
Vic Kastel July 17 Vine Wine Bar
Jam With Colin L Great South Bay Music Festival (Patchogue) Taking Back Sunday / Fern Dells / Glass Jaw / The Menzingers / Frank Iero & The Future Violents / Wherever We Are / Jake Incao / A Farewell Fire / King Neptune / Ourselves & Others James Joyce (Patchogue) Open Mic Hosted by Steven Archdeacon Jamesport Farm Brewery (Riverhead) 12th House Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) The Bad Little
Big Band Landing (Ocean Beach) Dueling Pianos With Kenny & Joey O Long Ireland Beer Company (Riverhead) Slingshot Oar (Patchogue) Mardi Gras On The River Paramount (Huntington) Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul Perabell Food Bar (Riverhead) Fast Five Port Jefferson Village Center Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) Rail (Smithtown) Thursday Night Open Mic Jam Revolution (Amityville) Weird America / Holy Vulture / Stugots / Pathmaker / Crater Hoof / Mind Is The Maker Southhampton Arts Cetner Boogaloo Familia Southampton Publick House Brews & Blues Weekly Jam Session Hosted By George Howard Featuring The Moderators / DJ Lyvik Tiki Joe's (Meschutt) Mach 5 Treme (Islip) Dudley Music Presents The Swing Sessions Vanderbilt Museum (Centerport) Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) Warehouse LI (Amityville) Tiger Rose (Jerry Garcia Tribute) NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Joe's Pub (Astoria) Karaoke With DJ
Frankie Okie Quays Pub (Astoria) Open Mic Rockaway Brewing Co. (Rockaway Beach) Thursday Night Hot Mics Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Mike Tedesco
Friday, July 19
Nassau 3rd Rail Bar & Grille (Bellmore) Peader Hickey Bellmore Bean (Bellmore) Joe Roccanova Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Dee Harris / Nawlins Funk Band Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) Rich Vos Cabana (Long Beach) Live Music Charlotte's Speakeasy (Farmingdale) Deep Pockets Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Steve Calta Elliot's (Freeport) Notch 45 Gatsby's Landing (Roslyn) Live Jazz Governor’s Comedy (Levittown) Loose Cannon Comics Junction (Long Beach) Live Music K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Screamer Of The Week / Vinyl Revival MaliBlue (Lido Beach) 45 RPM Memories 2 (Williston Park) A Tribute To Genesis Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Demonscar Mulcahy's (Wantagh) Micro Wrestling:
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Calendar Live Professional Wrestling My Father's Place At The Roslyn Hotel Randy Jackson Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) 45 RPM / FiveStone / Southpaw Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) Second To None Entertainment DJ Plattduetsche Biergarten (Franklin Square) The 90s Band St. Lima Carnival (Massapequa) The Electric Dudes Sunset Grill (Seaford) Mountain Jam Orchestra (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Ed Ryan Tilles Center (Brookville) LIU Post Chamber Music Festival: 38th Season That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Live Music Turning Point (Farmingdale) Mach 5 Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Love Hate Love / Neon Knights / Theatre Of Pain Bayside Clam Bar (East Islip) The Johnny Sinatra Band Bobbique (Patchogue) John & Paul Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Big Laughs Comedy: Live Standup BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Reckoning ClubHouse Bistro & Lounge At Simplay (Hauppuge) Open Mic
Your Guide To Local Events Dang BBQ (Islip) Live Music Dublin Deck (Patchogue) O El Amor Finley's Of Greene Street (Huntington) The Taylor Brothers Garden Grill (Smithtown) Wild Heart Great South Bay Music Festival (Patchogue) Slightly Stoopid / Sublime w/Rome / Soja / Oogee Wawa / Common Kings / Patent Pending / The Scofflaws / Gnarly Karma / Nonstop To Cairo / Aqua Cherry / The Big Happy / The Regulars / Dudley Music / Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls / Samurai Pizza Cats Hurricane Grill & Wings (Lindenhurst) Acoustic Blue Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) The Iris Ornig Quintet Karver’s Grille (Holbrook) Karen & Mango McGuire's Comedy Club (Bohemia) Live Standup Comedy Mill Roadhouse (Westhampton Beach) Christine Sweeney (Residency) Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Ikabar Crane Oar (Patchogue) Naked Truth Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Phinsta Pace's Steakhouse (Hauppauge) Danny Kean Painters Restaurant (Brookhaven) Live DJ Paramount (Huntington) Joe Laguardia's Star Boxing
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Revolution (Amitiyville) Helix / SIN: Tribute To Nine Inch Nails / The Gothsicles / DJ Tyranny / Xris Smack / Louie Lugosi / DJ Siren Salt Shack (Cedar Beach) Super Electric Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Hello, Brooklyn / Judy Collins Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) The Magic Of Motown Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) The Ghost Of Jim Morrison (The Doors Tribute) Tiki Joe's (Cedar Beach) Way Back When Tiki Joe's (Cupsogue) Chain Reaction Tiki Joe's (Meschutt) Bobby Nathan Treme (Islip) Julian Vasquez & The Diamond Of Salsa Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show Warehouse LI (Amityville) Fire & Ice (Pat Benatar Tribute) / Back In Time (Huey Lewis & The News Tribute) Wild Rose Bar & Grill (Farmingdale) Karaoke NYC/Brooklyn/Queens Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Fresh Kids Of Bel-Air
Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Tony O Blues Village Green (Whitestone) Karaoke Night
Saturday, July 20
Nassau Bellmore Bean (Bellmore) Jay Reilly Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) Rich Vos Charlotte's Speakeasy (Farmingdale) Millburn Connection Elliot's (Freeport) The South Shore Rockers Governor's Comedy (Levittown) Dave Night Live Half Moon Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Live Music Junction (Long Beach) Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) War Child (Jethro Tull Tribute) / Shot Glass Nickel Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Live Music Living Room (Bethpage) Live Music Madison Theater at Molloy College (Rockville Centre) The Long Island Comedy Festival: Scott Schendlinger / Bryan McKenna / Mick Thomas / Carie Karavas / Joe Starr MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The 90s Band Memories 2 (Williston Park) The Revelators
Calendar Michael’s Porthole (Oceanside) Way Back When Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Tin Can Collective Mulcahy's (Wantagh) Slide It In (Whitesnake Tribute) My Father's Place At The Roslyn Hotel Stephen Bishop Northwell Health At Jones Beach Stadium (Wantagh) Florida Georgia Line / Dan + Shay / Morgan Wallen Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Side Gig / Empire Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) Boggs / Hattrick Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) 45 RPM Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Bridges & Tunnels Sunset Grill (Seaford) The LI Rewind Band Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) T-Bird & The Buzzards Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Times Like These / Goalkeeper / All Out / I Ignite Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Bartini Bar (Babylon) Live Music Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchogue) The Rusty String Band Bobbique (Patchogue) Off The Charts BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Jellyband Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden)
Your Guide To Local Events Acoustic Hand Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Live Music Dang BBQ (Islip) Live Music Dublin Deck (Patchogue) That 70s Band Finley's Of Green Street (Huntington)
“Weird” Al Yankovic July 20 Forest Hills Stadium
Acoustic Café Garden Grill (Smithtown) Tooty & The Mother Plucker Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Live Music
Great South Bay Music Festival (Patchogue) Lotus / Dweezil Zappa / Spafford / Assembly Of Dust / Pink Talking Fish / Englishtown Project / The Dave Diamond Band / Cassandra House / The Walk-a-bout / Rob Europe / Andrew Fortier & Tricycle / The Om-En / Rorie Kelly / Baked Shrimp / Local Motion / Paris Ray / Johnny Richman & No-Mas Pantalones / Sweetwater / Kiss The Sky / Who's Next / Joplin's Pearl / The The Band Band / Halfstep Greeport Harbor Brewery (Peconic) Rapid Fire Heckscher Park (Huntington) Coltrane Day: Emmet Cohen Trio / Dave Leibman Expansions / Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) BB&B! Barbecue, Beer & Bluegrass: The Taylor Ackley Ensemble Karver's Grille (Holbrook) Joe & Julie Key West At Islip Beach (Islip) Acoustic Suburban Brothers Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater At Bald Hill (Farmingville) Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Mary Dowling’s (Islip) Freestyle Saturdays McGuire's Comedy Club (Bohemia) Live Standup Comedy Mills Pond Gallery (Saint James) Acoustic Afternoon Open Mic Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore)
The Byrne Unit Oar (Patchogue) Nitework Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Sound Chaser / Quickdraw Painter's Restaurant (Brookhaven) Hi Def Paramount (Huntington) Mike DelGuidice Recipe Seven (Miller Place) Rock Nation Repeal XVIII (Huntington) Dance To The Hitz Revolution (Amityville) Armed & Dangerous / Cruecified: Tribute To Motley Crue / Damn Your Eyes / Scar Tissue Salt Shack (Cedar Beach) Sweetwater / Jetstream Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band Southampton Publick House Publick Affair / DJ Jet Set Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Low Cut Connie Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) Dr. K's Motown Revue Tiki Bar At Sunset Harbour (Patchogue) Tiki Joe's (Captree) Rubber Soul Tiki Joe's (Cedar Beach) 70s Flashback Tiki Joe's (Cupsogue) The Bobby Nathan Band Tiki Joe's (Meschutt) Modern Justice Tiki Joe's (Smith Point) Nicholls Road Treme (Islip) The Joe Vicino Band Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport)
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Calendar Laser Bruno Mars Village Pub (Lindenhurst) Discipline Theory Warehouse LI (Amityville) Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Stephen Marley NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Austin’s Ale House (Kew Gardens) The Park Brothers Band Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Saturday Night Summer Fever Forest Hills Stadium “Weird” Al Yankovic & The Queens Symphony Orchestra Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Jessie's Girl Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) B Easy Band
Sunday, July 21
Nassau Bellmore Bean Allan Fox Big Daddy's (Massapequa) South Shore Jazz / King Cobras Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Live Music Elliot’s (Freeport) Vinyl Frontier Gatsby's Landing (Roslyn) Live Jazz K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Curt Arnel & Friends Open Jam Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre) The World Goes 'Round
Your Guide To Local Events MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Live Reggae Michael's Porthole (Oceanside) Caribbean Phil Mulcahy's (Wantagh) (Afternoon) Take Me Out To The Ballgame Christmas In July Food Pantry Benefit: The Ronald Reagans Murphy’s Bar & Grill (Mineola) Open Mic Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Kidz Bop Otto's Sea Grill (Freeport) Danny Kean Suffolk 89 North (Patchogue) Jackie Romeo / Versa / Sammi Rae & Los Vegas / Kelly & Kat / Robert Eberle Amityville Music Hall Shirt Club / Blood Lake / Erotica BACCA Arts Center (Lindenhurst) Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchogue) Mountain Jam Orchestra (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) Dublin Deck (Patchogue) Great South Bay Music Festival (Patchogue) America / War / The Edgar Winter Band / Brandon “Taz” Neiderauer / Blue Coupe / The Kerry Kearney Band / Miles To Dayton / The Electrix / Quarter Horse / The Allmost Brothers Band (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) / Soundswell / Funkin' A / J.D. Leonard / The Joni Project (Joni Mitchell Tribute) / The End Of America
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/ Mark Newman / Pete Mancini & Travis McKeveny / Nick Russell / Emily Duff / Striking Copper / Evan Petruzzi / Karen Bella / Ava Dellapietra / Disney's The Imagination Movers Greenport Harbor Brewery (Peconic) Who Are These Guys? Katch At Venetian Shores (Lindenhurst) 12X Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater At Bald Hill (Farmingville) Fiesta Latina Long Island 2019 Oar (Patchogue) Small Island Paramount (Huntington) Scott Stapp Patchogue Theatre The Long Island Concert Orchestra Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing Recipe Seven (Miller Place) Live Music Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jam Night Swell Taco (Patchogue) Christine Sweeney (Residency) Treme (Islip) The Jim Cammack Featured Artist Project Westhampton Beach Pefroming Arts Center The Wood Brothers NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Flushing Town Hall Bulla en el Barrio Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) The New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off: Irma Thomas / Archie Bell / Carl Carlton / Joe Bataan / Binky Griptite / The Brooklyn Rhythm Band Forest Hills Stadium JoJo Siwa
Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria) Bluegrass Jam With Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Fiddler & The Crossroads
Monday, July 22
Nassau Bellmore Bean Open Mic Comedy Night Creative Corner (West Hempstead) Open Mic Night & Jam K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Super Monday Jam Session MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Tommy Nappi Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) Live Band Karaoke Suffolk Bartini Bar (Babylon) Open Mic With Dave Drew BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Acoustic Open Mic Cinque Terre Restaurant (Huntington) Monday Night Live Jazz Jam Katie's Of Smithtown Blues Jam La Scala Ristorante (Commack) Phyllis Tagg Lion’s Den (West Islip) Open Mic Little Nook Café (West Sayville) Open Mic Hosted By Justin Odiogn & Eva Marie Nags Head Ale House (Huntington) Open Mic
Calendar Oar (Patchogue) Sap Shandon Court (East Islip) Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Tap & Barrel (Smithtown) Vox Populi Open Mic Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Trifecta Lounge (Copiague) The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst) Open Mic Night With Kenn Warehouse LI (Amityville) A Celebration Of Life: Honoring Phil Grande NYC/Queens/Brooklyn El Rey Restaurant (Jamaica) Comedy Bites: Live Standup Comedy Jazz Standard (NYC) Mingus Big Band
Tuesday, July 23
Nassau Amalfi Restaurant (Glen Cove) Open Mic Night With Frank Walker Coasters Tavern (East Meadow) Open Mic Dawg Pound (Levittown) Open Jam With Brother Dave & The Brave Firefighter's Park (Great Neck) The Sixties Band Junction (Long Beach) Open Mic With Dave Kellan K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Original Music Showcase – Nashville Edition: Tommy Tietjen / Bill Meier MaliBlue (Lido Beach)
Your Guide To Local Events Vinyl Night With Looney Tunes Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Open Mic Dek's (Rocky Point) Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Dockers (Quogue) Dock Stars Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia & Andrea Ferro: Great Meet & Greet & Listening Party South Bay July 25 • Looney Tunes CDs Brewery (Bay Shore) The Alex Alexander Trio The Wing Fling: The Suburban Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Brothers Band Sunshine & Whiskey House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) Pete Mann Open Jam With Jeff Regan Spinnakers (Oyster Bay) Katie's of Smithtown Jam Night With Open Mic With Mike Dorio Jim Moran, Danny Miranda & Bobby Rondinelli Loading Dock At Patchogue Theatre Suffolk Judy Carmichael 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Acoustic Oar (Patchogue) Tom Pryor Open Mic Nite With David Jon Paisley Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Amityville Music Hall The Twisted Circus The EarWaxx Sessions Paramount (Huntington) I Prevail / BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue)
Issues & Justin Stone Revolution (Amityville) Girls Night Out: The Show (All-Male Revue) Shandon Court (East Islip) Ward Cloughen Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) The Marcus King Band Tap & Barrel (Smithtown) Jazz Jam With The John Restrepo Quartet Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno Velvet Lounge (East Setauket) Open Mic Warehouse LI (Amityville) Country Music Tuesdays NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Village Green (Whitestone) Open Jam With Lisa Miller Webster Hall (NYC) Chase Atlantic
Wednesday, July 24
Nassau Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Steve Dale Coasters Tavern (East Meadow) Karaoke Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Karaoke Night With DJ Greg Don Lorenzo's Restaurant & Lounge (Glen Cove) Jerry Costanzo & His Trio Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic
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Your Guide To Local Events
Photo: David Crosby by Anna Webber
Lincoln Center in New York City has added additional artists to its “Out Of Doors” 2019 concert series lineup. Now on the bill: Blood Orange performs on August 1; opening the night is singer and cellist Kelsey Lu. David Crosby & Friends and Tony Award nominee Anaïs Mitchell complete the AmericanaFest NYC lineup, joining Patty Griffin and Yola on August 10 and 11. Taking place from July 24 through August 11, “Out Of Doors” is one of the David country’s longest-running summer Crosby outdoor festivals, offering free music, dance, spoken word, and family events. Here’s what’s coming up: Thursday, July 25 at 7 pm: A screening of Disney/Pixar’s Coco with La Santa Cecilia and Mariachi Real De Mexico performing from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Josie Robertson Plaza. Named for the patron saint of music, effervescent Latin fusion band La Santa Cecilia is fronted by the charismatic Marisol Hernandez (aka La Marisoul), who “sings like the love child of Janis Joplin and Celia Cruz” (Los Angeles Times). Seamlessly integrating cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock, klezmer, and any other musical genre that crosses their path, the Grammy-winning band’s songs are reflections of Los Angeles’s intriguing tapestry of cultures. Following the performance will be a screening of Disney/Pixar’s animated film Coco. Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 pm: Blood Orange / Kelsey Lu. Blending together elements of R&B, funk, and ‘80s pop, Blood Kelsey Orange is the most recent Lu project of British producer and singer Dev Hynes. With a sound that ranges from upbeat funk and electronica to languid jazz, paired with spoken-word poetry and vocal sampling, he earned record top-20 spots on both Noisey and Pitchfork‘s Best Albums of 2016. This evening he is joined by vocalist and cellist Kelsey Lu, whose debut album, Blood, fuses disco, R&B, indie, and pop to showcase her classical training and experimental spirit. The AmericanaFest on August 10 and 11 features Patty Griffin with opener Yola on August 10 at 7:30 pm, while Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby and his band perform with opener Anaïs Mitchell the next night at the same time. Fresh off a world tour, the Grammy Award winner Griffin graces the AmericanaFest stage. The quintessential Americana artist lends her seasoned wisdom to a new eponymous LP — whose lead track “River” was inspired by Leon Russell’s “A Song For You,” made famous by R&B singer Donny Hathaway. Closing out this year’s festival is Crosby, who just keeps going, releasing lauded solo albums such as Sky Trails. All events are free; no tickets are required. Events take place on Lincoln Center’s campus between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street. Subway: 1 to 66th Street–Lincoln Center or the A, B, C, D, and 1 to 59th Street–Columbus Circle. Visit LCOutOfDoors.org for a complete schedule.
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Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic With "Big Daddy" John Struck Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Country Music Originals Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Hourglass (James Taylor Tribute) MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Wonderous Stories Massapequa Bowl Country Night Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Midweek Jam With Don Celenza & Friends Minnesota's (Long Beach) Bryce Larsen Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Weird Wednesday With Blue Velvo My Father's Place At The Roslyn Hotel Electric Mud Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Live Standup Comedy: Mike Nicolai Old Westbury Gardens Picnic Pops: The Chris Bergson Band Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) Brian Tilles Center (Brookville) LIU Post Chamber Music Festival Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Country Night Amityville Music Hall Eli Shane / Melissa Diers / Anna Shane Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza (Bohemia) The Cyndi Hazell Duo Featuring Andy DelPriore Babylon Beanery Open Mic Night Bartini Bar (Babylon) Live Music Basement (Port Jefferson Station) Equilibrium Open Mic & Chill Sessions Beau's Bar (Greenlawn) Open Mic Hosted By Steve Urban Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchogue) Josh Allen Bobbique (Patchogue) Jam Night BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Open Mic Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Perfect Combination With Donna Lee & Kenny Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Harbor Club at Prime (Huntington) Yacht Rockin' Good Time Concert Series Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) The Jazz Loft Trio / Jazz Jam Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Country Night M.J. Dowling's Steakhouse & Tavern (Sag Harbor) Acoustic Open Mic Paramount (Huntington) O-Town / Aaron Carter / Ryan Cabrera / Tyler Hilton / Hosted By Lance Bass Port Jefferson Brewing Company Project Vibe Rail (Smithtown) Open Mic Acoustic Rock & Comedy Jam With Russel Pzutto Salt Shack (Cedar Beach) Vavoom Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic With Johnny B. Smithtown Social Open Mic Toomey’s Tavern On The Crik (Amityville) Acoustic Open Mic With Tom Warehouse LI (Amityville) Live Band Karaoke With Rockjunky Westhampton Beach Peforming Arts Center Warren Haynes Wild Rose Bar & Grill (Farmingdale)
Frank Walker NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Forest Hills Stadium Blondie / Elvis Costello & The Impostors Joe’s Garage (Astoria) Open Mic Wednesdays
Thursday, July 25
Nassau Bellmore Bean Open Mic Night Big Daddy's (Massapequa) The Welldiggers Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Trivia Night With DJ Greg Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Salsa Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / Tiger Rose (Jerry Garcia Tribute) MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The Valley Blues Band Mesita (Rockville Centre) Latin Pulse Thursdays Montana Brothers (Freeport) Open Mic With Pep & The Soul Explosion Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic My Father's Place At The Roslyn Hotel Slaid Cleaves Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Radio Riot Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) Joey B Paradise Studios (Massapequa) Open Jam & Networking Session Reel (East Rockaway) The Project Band That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Live Music Tilles Center (Brookville) LIU Post Chamber Music Festival Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Dying Fetus / Circuit Of Suns / Without Remorse / Vomit Forth Bliss Restaurant (East Setauket) Live Jazz Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchouge) Cassandra House Brickhouse Brewery (Patchogue) Alive After Five Connetquot Public Library (Bohemia) Endless Summer (Beach Boys Tribute) Garden Grill (Smithtown) Open Mic & Jam With Super Acoustic Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) The Interplay Jazz Orchestra James Joyce (Patchogue) Open Mic Hosted by Steven Archdeacon Looney Tunes CDs (West Babylon) Lacuna Coil: Listening Party & Meet & Greet With Cristina Scabbia & Andrea Ferro Paramount (Huntington) Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute) Rail (Smithtown) Thursday Night Open Mic Jam Featuring The Rail House Band: Rob Noxious, Russ Pzutto, Joe Sansone, & Tony Pappas Revolution (Amityville) Tallah / Guerilla Warfare / Burn Your Bridges Salt Shack (Cedar Beach) Southampton Publick House Brews & Blues Weekly Jam Session Hosted By George Howard Featuring The Moderators / DJ Lyvik Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Empire Beats Treme (Islip) The J.D. Leonard Duo
Calendar Westhampton Beach Peforming Arts Center Warren Haynes NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Joe's Pub (Astoria) Karaoke With DJ Frankie Okie Quays Pub (Astoria) Open Mic Rockaway Brewing Co. (Rockaway Beach) Thursday Night Hot Mics Silvana (NYC) Squirrels From Hell Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Michael Louis
Friday, July 26
Nassau 3rd Rail Bar & Grille (Bellmore) String Theory Bellmore Bean The Backyard Birds Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Acoustic Urge Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) Maureen Langan Brixx & Barley (Long Beach) Live Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Jukebox Bob Elliot's (Freeport) Crimson Street Gatsby's Landing (Roslyn) Live Jazz Governor's Comedy (Levittown) Live Standup Comedy K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Mountain Jam Orchestra (Allman Brothers Band) / The Mavericl Soul Band MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The Mystic Memories 2 (Williston Park) Hat Trixx Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) E3
Your Guide To Local Events Mulcahy's (Wantagh) 90s Night: DJ Savage / Half Step (Grateful Dead Tribute) My Father's Place At The Roslyn Hotel Al Jardine Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater 311 / Dirty Heads Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Shattered / Nicholls Road NYCB Live At Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale) JoJo Siwa Otto's Sea Grill (Freeport) Travelin' Max / Gala Plattduetsche Park Restaurant (Franklin Square) Touch Pure Shore (Long Beach) Live Music Still Partners (Sea Cliff) The Biscuit Kings Sunset Grill (Seaford) FiveStone Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Alan Semerdjian Night Teaparty With Neil Cavanagh That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Live Music Tilles Center (Brookville) LIU Post Chamber Music Festival: 38th Season Turn Of The Corkscrew Books & Wine (Rockville Centre) Open Mic Series Turning Point (Farmingdale) The Electric Dudes Suffolk 89 North (Patchogue) Sceneless Scene Showcase Amityville Music Hall False Pockets /
KIND OF KIND / Gallons Of Pork / It Came From Space Beau's Bar (Greenlawn) MK Ultra Blue Point Brewery (Patchouge) Jon & Anthony's Acoustic Jam Bobbique (Patchogue) Frank LaTorre & The King Bees Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Blues Beatles BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) High Note Clarion Hotel (Ronkonkoma) Mach 5 Dublin Deck (Patchogue) 45 RPM Garden Grill (Smithtown) Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) Greenpoint Harbor Brewery (Peconic) Points East Hauppauge Library Pump! (Aerosmith Tribute) Hurricane Grill & Wings (Lindenhurst) Super Acoustic Karver’s Grille (Holbrook) Deal Duo Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Live Music McGuire’s Comedy (Bohemia) Live Standup Comedy Mill Roadhouse (Westhampton Beach) Christine Sweeney (Residency) Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Jet Stream Oar (Patchogue) Urban Acoustic Pace's Steakhouse (Hauppauge) Danny Kean Painters Restaurant (Brookhaven) DJ Boneshaker Paramount (Huntington) Back To The
80s: Jessie's Girl Patchogue Theatre Leonid & Friends (Chicago Tribute) Revolution (Amityville) Lithium: Tribute To Nirvana / The Battle Of Los Angeles: Tribute To Rage Against The Machine / Lynch Pigs / Strange Effect / Cherry Pop Riverhed Ciderhouse (Calverton) Bob Pinnola Salt Shack (Cedar Beach) The Legendary Murphys Southampton Publick House Karaoke Night With Tony Kerr & Dory Seymore Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Mamma Mia: The Music Of Abba Live Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) The Brooklyn Bridge Tiki Joe's (Cedar Beach) Coverland Tiki Joe's (Cupsogue) Nicoletta Tiki Joe's (Meschutt) Billy Mira & The Hitmen Tiki Joe's (Smith Point) Zeppelin Complete (Led Zeppelin Tribute) Treme (Islip) Mambo Loco Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Show NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Ford Amphitheater Fela Flushing Town Hall Svetlana & The Delancey Five Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Fresh Kidz Of Bel-Air / TRL 00s Local Bar (Astoria) Open Mic
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Calendar Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Sidecar Agogo Webster Hall (NYC) Emo: Kenny Vasoli / Travis Clark / Craig Owens / Awston Knight
Saturday, July 27
Nassau 3rd Rail Bar & Grille (Bellmore) The Hacks Bar Louie (Massapequa) Live Music Bellmore Bean Acoustic Color Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) Maureen Langan Elliot's (Freeport) Time Machine Governor’s Comedy (Levittown) The Road Rage Comedy Tour Junction (Long Beach) Live Music K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Manno / Beyond Fab (Beatles Tribute) Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Live Music Madison Theatre at Molloy College (Rockville Centre) Molloy Esports Overwatch Community Invitational MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Covergirl Memories 2 (Williston Park) Backbeat Michael’s Porthole (Oceanside) Contraband Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Gunshot Brandy / The Big Happy / Sheep Surveillance / Other Artists Mulcahy's (Wantagh) Pup Punk My Father's Place At The Roslyn Hotel Kodiak / Carmine Appice Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Any Way You Want It / Radio Riot NYCB Theatre At Westbury Vic DiBitetto
Your Guide To Local Events Bench (Stony Brook) E3 Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchogue) Soundswell Bobbique (Patchogue) SMG Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Joan Osborne BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Mike Luongo Brody McKay’s Tavern (Selden) Live Music Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Live Music Dang BBQ (Islip) Live Music Dublin Deck (Patchogue) The Legendary Murphys July 20 • Theatre Three Garden Grill (Smithtown) Rubber Soul Oceanside Library Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Live Music Copperline (James Taylor Tribute) Huntington Folk Festival (Heckscher Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) The Park) Loudon Wainwright III / Lucy Generators / Sly Geralds (Afternoon) Wainwright Roche / Lisa Bastoni / Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) Belle Of The Fall / Melanie Brulée / Bon Journey (Bon Jovi & Journey Christian Diana / Roger Street Tribute) Friedman / Genevieve / Sharon Still Partners (Sea Cliff) DJ Chew Goldman / Loretta Hagen / Marion Sunset Grill (Seaford) Cover 2 Cover Halliday / Joe Iadanza / Susan Kane / Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Judy Kass / Terry Kitchen / Scott Danny Kean Krokoff / Mara Levine / The Levins / That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Lipkin & Hitt / Annie Mark / Catherine Live Music Miles & Jay Mafale / Kate Mills / Lois Tilles Center (Brookville) Morton / Grace Morrison / Claudia Im Chang Jung Nygaard / Siobhan O’Brien / Anne Village Pub (North Massapequa) O’Rourke / Nico Padden / D.B. Rielly / Live Music Eugene Ruffolo / Hank Stone / Jonathan Tea / Toby Tobias / Song Suffolk Swaps Hosted By Michael Kornfeld 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Karver's Grille (Holbrook) Weunknown / Forest Amityville Music Hall The Sidekicks / The Pattersons Long Island Community Hospital Queen Of Jeans / Victory Garden / Amphitheater At Bald Hill (Farmingville) Innerlove
Brett Eldredge / Cassadee Pope Mary Dowling’s (Islip) Freestyle Saturdays McGuire’s Comedy (Bohemia) Live Standup Comedy Medford Fire Department Country Night: Yankee Rebel / DJ Wrangler Mills Pond Gallery (Saint James) Acoustic Afternoon Open Mic Napper Tandy's (Smithtown) Live Music Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Wild Honey Oar (Patchogue) Tradewinds Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Ninjas Need Money / The Joe Bayer Band Painters Restaurant (Brookhaven) DJ Jess Button Paramount (Huntington) Jim Breuer Patchogue Theatre Jon Anderson: The Voice Of Yes Revolution (Amityville) The Contortionist / Nick Johnston Salt Shack (Cedar Beach) Jimmy Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band / The Big Revival Band Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band Southampton Arts Centre Summer Gala: Carlos Beltran Retirement Party Southampton Publick House Publick Affair / DJ Jet Set Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) The Bayside Tigers / Renzo's Fault / The Nancy Atlas Project Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) One Hot Night (Neil Diamond Tribute) Tiki Joe's (Captree) Nicoletta Tiki Joe's (Cedar Beach) Chain Reaction Tiki Joe's (Cupsogue) Nitework
Jon Anderson Patchogue Theatre July 27 • patchoguetheatre.org • (631) 207-1313 The voice of Yes is back – and his “1000 Hands Tour,” named after his latest album, offers a full retrospective of Anderson's hits from Yes, Jon & Vangelis, his solo career, and music from his new disc. The Secret Comedy Of Women Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington Through August 11 • landmarkonmainstreet.org • (516) 767-6444 This unique two-woman comedy centers on a pair of friends and the whimsical trials and tribulations of everyday life. Tickets for this event are at ovationtix.com.
The Ghost Of Jim Morrison (Doors Tribute) Theatre Three, Port Jefferson July 19 • theatrethree.org (631) 928-9100 Be “Riders On The Storm” and venture out to beautiful Port Jeff for one of the most popular Doors tribute acts on the road, featuring all the classics: “Touch Me,” “Light My Fire,” “Roadhouse Blues,” and so many more classics.
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Calendar Tiki Joe's (Meschutt) 70s Rock Parade Tiki Joe's (Smith Point) 45 RPM Treme (Islip) Jami Gee & Friends Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Laser Bruno Mars Warehouse LI (Amityville) Petty Rumors (Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute) Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center The Fab Faux
Your Guide To Local Events Bayard Cutting Arboretum (Great River) The Mary Lamont Band Blue Point Brewing Company
NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Le Poisson Rogue (NYC) Jessie's Girl Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Finnegan Blue
Sunday, July 28
Nassau Big Daddy's (Massapequa) The Sunrise Jazz Trio / Little Wilson Brews Brothers Grille (Franklin Square) Live Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Live Music Eliott's (Freeport) Timeless Gatsby's Landing (Roslyn) Live Jazz K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Curt Arnel & Friends Open Jam MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Live Reggae Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Calls Show Murphy’s Bar & Grill (Mineola) Open Mic Hosted By David Lamm Otto’s Sea Grill (Freeport) Down & Dirty / The Rockinghams Turning Point (Farmingdale) Steel MargaritaSuffolk
(Beatles Tribute) Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Joan Osborne Swell Taco (Patchogue) Christine Sweeney (Residency) Sylvester Manor (Shelter Island) Kerry Kearney Tiki Joe's (Cupsogue) The 60s Invasion Treme (Islip) The Lepley/Cammack/Bellucci Jazz Trio & Jazz Jam Village Pub (Lindenhurst) Live Music Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Live Music Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Three Dog Night NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria) Bluegrass Jam With Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Jerry's Jazz Band
Svetlana & The Delancey Five Flushing Town Hall • July 26 (Patchogue) Martin & Lucas Brody McKay's (Selden) The Rawmones (Ramones Tribute) Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Edgar Guitars Open Mic & Jam Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Live Jazz Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Live Acoustic Music Katie's Of Smithtown Jazz Jam Oar (Patchogue) Sound Chaser Paramount (Huntington) Chris Isaak Patchogue Theatre The Best Of Motown Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jam Night St. James Gazebo Liverpool Shuffle
Monday, July 29
Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Industry Night Bellmore Bean Open Mic Comedy Night Cinque Terra Restaurant (Huntington) Monday Night Live Jazz: Frank Bellucci / Al Cardillo Creative Corner (West Hempstead)
Open Mic Night & Jam K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Super Monday Jam Session Otto's Sea Grill (Freeport) The Skeedle Brothers Tropix (Freeport) Dueling Pianos With Joe & Kenny Suffolk Bartini Bar (Babylon) Open Mic Brickhouse Brewery (Patchogue) Vinyl Night Cinque Terre Restaurant (Huntington Station) Jazz Jam Katie's Of Smithtown Blues Jam Lion’s Den (West Islip) Open Mic Little Nook Café (West Sayville) Open Mic Hosted By Justin Odiogn & Eva Marie Nags Head Ale House (Huntington) Open Mic Oar (Patchogue) Danny Kean Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Live Music Paramount (Huntington) Princess Party Sing-A-Long Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Shandon Court (East Islip) Musicians Night Hosted By Gil McLean Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic Tap & Barrel (Smithtown) Vox Populi Open Mic Hosted By Michael Perlmutter Trifecta Lounge (Copiague) The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dudley Music
Make Plans Now For These Major Concerts & Events Three Dog Night Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center July 28 • whbpac.org (631) 288-1500 “Welcome Back,” indeed: Danny Hutton and Michael Allsup – original members of the legendary vocal group – bring their touring band to this gorgeous theater with more hits can we can print (but we'll try: “Joy To The World,” “One,” “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” “Black & White,” “The Writing’s On The Wall,” and on the list goes).
Tales From The Other Side With Jeffery Wands Tilles Center, Brookville July 18 tillescenter.org (516) 299-3100 The area psychic medium returns with another evening of entertainment – and this time, the event is for the benefit of North Shore Animal League America to raise life-saving funds for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.
Photo: Jon Anderson by Deborah Anderson
Back To The Eighties: Jessie's Girl The Paramount, Huntington July 26 • paramountny.com • (631) 673-7300 They're back to party: The one-of-a-kind recreation of '80s pop fashions and music (to be honest, this is way over the top; we were there) is nonetheless an area sensation. Jessie's Girl's Paramount residency rolls on with more Spandex-stretched hits than you can count, pleasing an audience base that's only there for mindless fun – and there's nothing wrong with that whatsoever.
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Luscious Luigi's: It might be a tad hard to spot, tucked away as it is in the midst of the strip shopping center at 526 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola, but it's well worth the seeking out: Luigi's Pizzeria remains a fine choice amonge local pizza places, as its huge seating area, expansive menu, and array of pizza specializes makes it a Nassau County favorite (there is also a Luigi's location in Setauket). It's the array of pizza styles that's made us fans. Walk in any time, and you'll be dazzled as your eyes hit the varities: The Greek Pizza. The outstanding Brooklyn Pizza (a slice is a meal, trust us). Buffalo Chicken. Alla Vodka. The Boone. Chicken Bacon Ranch. And on, and on. All of the specialty pizzas are available by the hearty slice, so bring an appetite when you stop by. Luigi's is located in the same location as Harmon, Chipotle, and Panera Bread in Mineola; for more information, call (516) 294-7400 or log on to icraveluigis.com. Wendy's Ready For Summer: Yeah, we miss Red, too; our fantasy of a beautiful young woman actually encouraging us to gulp down burgers and fries like gluttons still lingers. All types of lust aside, there’s food news here: Wendy's Berry Burst Chicken Salad is back for an encore, returning for this summer. Featuring strawberries, blueberries, and crumbled feta cheese on a bed of lettuce, each salad is topped with grilled all-white meat chicken breast and toasted almonds, and accompanied by Marzetti Simply Dressed Raspberry Vinaigrette. To ensure the freshest, juiciest berries during the peak of harvest, this summer salad is making a seasonal appearance, available now through Labor Day. "We know salad fans value fresh, quality ingredients, and great-tasting flavor, and neither of these should be sacrificed just because you're eating on-the-run," said Carl Loredo, Vice President, Brand and Advertising for Wendy's. "That's why Wendy's does salads better than anyone in the business. So, when you're craving a salad loaded with fresh produce and seasonal flavors – Berry Burst has you covered." It’s is available for a limited time, sold in a full-size for $6.89 and a half-size for $4.89. More: Log on to wendys.com, or find the chain all over social media.
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Fall In ‘Love’ Again: Classic ‘I Love Lucy’ Event At Area Movie Theaters
It's perhaps the most famous TV sitcom in American history – and on August 6, Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment pay tribute to "I Love Lucy" and its legendary star Lucille Ball when I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration screens in movie theaters nationwide for one night only on the comedienne's birthday. This event provides fans a chance to honor Ball in the way she would have loved: by laughing along with her exploits while enjoying full length, uncut versions of her beloved sitcom and a featurette on how "I Love Lucy" is colorized, entitled "Redhead Tales, Colorizing I Love Lucy." Adding to the fun, attendees will receive an exclusive "I Love Lucy" mini poster, while supplies last. Tickets to I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration are available beginning at FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices. Among the area theaters taking part in this special event will be Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas and The College Point Multiplex in Whitestone. Photos: Beach boating by sgalisteo; Phyllis Diller by Allan Warren (CC)
Libraries Aren’t Stuffy: Learn Kayaks & Comedy In Freeport
The Freeport Memorial Library continually offers an array of opportunities to learn about a variety of subjects, most at no or low cost. Consider: • On Wednesday, July 17 at 7 pm, learn about the essential gear that Kayak and canoeing enthusiasts should have, as well as basic paddling techniques, safety, and the best area places to Kayak. The instructor will teach those in attendence how to plan their own paddling trips, and distribute maps detailing favorite paddles and more. • On that same date at 2 pm, a onewoman play, “Phyllis Diller Believes In Me,” will feature area performer Phyllis Gordon. On the verge of quitting standup comedy, a struggling comedian is visited by the legendary frizzy-haired comedy star (pictured at right) in this one-woman play about believing in yourself. Register online, in person at the ASK Desk, or by phone. For more information, call the Library at (516) 379-3274.
Showing Her Pride: LI Star Debbie Gibson Walks Couple Down Aisle
During Pride Month, international pop star and longtime Merrick resident Debbie Gibson walked Darren Davis and Daniel Sene down the aisle at their wedding on June 2 in Portland. Gibson was in town for her nationwide Mix Tape Tour stop at the Moda Center, where she performed with New Kids On The Block, Tiffany, Salt-N-Pepa, and Naughty By Nature. Comic book publisher Darren G. Davis married his restaurateur partner Daniel Sene in front of 100 of their friends and family at Portland's White House. All in attendance were surprised to see Gibson walking arm in arm with the grooms to her #1 hit “Lost In Your Eyes." Another surprise for guests was Power Ranger: Wild Force actress Alyson Sullivan, who served as the wedding officiant. Both Gibson and Sullivan are dedicated supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to receiving the VIP treatment, Gibson surprised the couple with a behind-the-scenes experience, which included a visit on her tour bus. Gibson also introduced Davis and Sene to fellow pop icons Tiffany and NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre.
COMEDY Snickers In The ‘Sky’: The Cinema Arts Centre's run of nationally known standup comedians continues as the “Standup In The Sky Room Café” series continues with Josh Gondelman on July 26 at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info: cinemaartscentre.org and (631) 423-3456. Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer and producer for “Desus And Mero” on Showtime.
Compiled by Bob Smith, who used to be THAT GUY. No, seriously, he was. It was a while back; now he cries himself to sleep.
Previously, he spent five years at HBO's “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” first as a web producer, and next as a staff writer. Onstage, he charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally funny. In 2016, he made his late night standup debut on “Conan” (TBS), and he recently made his traditional network TV debut on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC). Offstage, Gondelman has pretty much done it all: He has earned two Peabody Awards, three Emmy awards, and two WGA Awards for his work on “Last Week Tonight.” Get A Load Of 'Fatso' Over There: Fatso, the beloved 1980 comedy from Brooksfilms starring Dom DeLuise and the only film written and directed by Anne Bancroft, has finally been released on Blu-ray on from Shout Select from Shout! Factory – which seems unbelivable given the movie’s cult classic status. The release features new interviews with producers Mel Brooks and Stuart Cornfeld, as well as film historian Maya Montañez Smukler, author of Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors and The Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema. This boisterous comedy about a man caught between his health, his self-esteem, and his appetite highlights DeLuise’s genius for blending pathos and comedy. Bancroft’s direction brings to uproarious life the joys and struggles of our relationship with food.
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DEMOLITION Dead Superstar I Did It For The Rock Gods Independent Who: When this band breaks big, please remember you read it here first: A melodic area rock band fronted by the young veteran lead singer Terence Keith recently released this new disc, the followup to the group's previous smash, Tribulations. This time out, the disc was produced by Jarrod Mankin (Bobaflex), mixed by the famed Johnny Karkazis, and recorded at Red Barn Studios, and it shows – the album packs a wallop from the first cut and never lets up. Despite the band's name, this is fresh, original music that wears rock influences on its sleeve, but manages to sound original and quite different at the same time. Other members include Michael Bohm (guitar), Craig Matalon (drums), Chad Willems (guitar), and Charlie O'Nell (bass) – but the
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Philip Dessinger, Marko Djordjevic, Arianna Burnham, Saadi Zain, Kurt Bergland, Bill Ware, and more. The cover art might make listeners believe this is a metal album, but it's actually a mix of pop, rock, Americana, singer/songwriter, and more styles. The opening instrumental “For The Rising Sun” sets the tone for an album that's as delightfully original as it is diverse. The Songs: “For The Rising Sun,” “It’s Only Natural,” “Where There's Smoke,” “He's Coming Home,” “Here I Go Again,” “Mystery,” “Things That Make Me Cry,” “Dem Blues Is Bad,” “Let It Go,” “These Dreams,” “Champagne Enthusiasm.” To Learn More About The Artists And Their Music: Log on to zanzone.com. Find their music on YouTube, SoundCloud, CDBaby, and more portals; see their website for details.
Recordings & More From The Area’s Top Stars & Studios Photo: Cover Girl by Marianne Stone Photography; Last Child by Rich Balter Photography
Paradiddle's Project: Huntington's Paradiddle Records, which issues albums by Long Island talent for the whole world to hear, is at it again: Currently in the pipeline is Willie Nile: Uncovered, a tribute album to the unique rocker featuring an amazing lineup of performers: Scheduled to appear on the disc are Graham Parker, John Gorka, James Maddock, Dan Bern, Jen Chapin, Elliot Murphy, Slaid Cleeves, Kenny White, Richard Barone, Caroline Doctorow, Gene Casey, Johnny Pisano, Emily Duff, Pete Mancini, Russ Seeger, and more. The album is slated for a fall release. Learn more: paradiddlerecords.com.
The Next Phase Has Begun: Next Phase Sound Studio, great for rehearsals in Farmingdale, has been attracting a wealth of top area talent of late – a list including the fast-rising rock group Cover Girl, whom the studio pros at Next Phase rave about for their unique approach to covering material; the band is Ken Cino and Rob Woebber on guitars, John Sawicki on drums, lead vocalist Jennifer Cella, and bassist Jeff Allegue. Also in have been singer extraordinaire Lisa Polizzi as well as famed guitarist Patrice Mullin. Learn more by calling (631) 752-1295.
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Huge Amp Blowout – amps by Vox, Marshall, Randall and more. All reduced to ridiculously low prices! Call Murphy’s Music today! (631) 549-4510. (TFN). Yamaha Clavinover electric piano, Rogue Beatle bass guitar, Yamaha 8 channel board, Carvin LM15 speakers, Mirage spotlight 1000, 2 LED par 64 lights with board, Samson wireless presentation mic & headset. All priced to sell. (516) 785-4234. (1225) HELP WANTED
Line Cook needed. 40-hour work week; must have at least five years experience. Hourly wage based on experience. Must be able to read and speak English. Must have clean appearance. Please forward resume with references. No drunks, addicts, or dealers need apply. Job duties include purchasing, food prepping, cooking, managing kitchen, cleaning, checking inventory, helping the staff, and assorted miscellaneous duties. Phat Daddy’s Pub, 316 South Long Beach Road, Oceanside NY 11572. Call Mike at (516) 551-0171. (1186) Mulcahy’s Pub & Music Hall seeks bartenders, barmaids, kitchen help, and security personnel for Long Island’s top club. Stop by at 3232 Railroad Avenue in Wantagh to fill out an application. (1183) The Bench in Stony Brook is now hiring ALL front of house positions! Call (631) 675-1474 or stop in to 1095 Route 25A Stony Brook. (1183) Entry Level Sales positions available with Renewal By Andersen. Health
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Bass Player seeks established, working club date band. Strong vocalist, doubles on keys. Call Tommy Z (516) 807-2029. (1261) Drummer Available, 33, looking for working club band or wedding band. Matthew (631) 827-1882. (1277) MUSICIANS WANTED
HEY – Anybody want to jam some AC/DC? Bass player will full studio looking for Angus, Malcolm, etc. Kings Park (631) 544-0620. Are You A singing rockabilly angel? Is pedal steel your kind of metal? Fiddle-playing honky tonk queen? Come make the scene with The Humbuckers. Gigs and agent waiting. Mark (516) 735-1927. (1269) Singer/Songstress seeks band. Serious male or female, (mature 20s or 30s) bass, guitar, keys, violin. Background vocals a plus. Influences include Fiona Apple, Damian Rice, and Halsey. Rehearsal space located on Suffolk/Nassau border. Must have car, be willing to rehearse three times per week. NYC showcases in September. Email: giantsizeent
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For Sale: Book - The Art Of Bob Dylan by Michael Gray. Near mint; $15 plus $5 handling. Call (516) 233-9916 or write to email@example.com. (TFN) Panasonic Pro HD projector, $750. Bose IMAX 10-speaker, 2 400-watt SuperSubs, all for only $4950. Two new Frigidaire remote 6,000 BTU air condiitoners, both $450 OBO; one 12,000 BTU new Frigidare remote air conditioner, $400 OBO. High-end Sony BluRay players from $70 up, and more. (516) 884-3800 and (516) 587-2222. firstname.lastname@example.org. (1269) For Sale: Miller High Life clock; 1970s. Light working. $99. (516) 233-9916. Also: Vintage movie posters. Scrooge Collectibles (516) 233-9916.
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For Sale: 1936 Rockola Jukebox. Art deco design, a rare find. Needs minor repair. Best offer over $5,000. (516) 233-9916, or write to email@example.com. (TFN) For Sale: March 1973 issue of Crawdaddy Magazine. Loggins & Messina cover; first interview anywhere with Bruce Springsteen (eight pages); good condition. $45 plus $5 handling. (516) 233-9916; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CLUBBING Jazz Inspired With Judy Carmichael The Loading Dock At Patchogue Theatre July 23 • (631) 207-1313 patchoguetheatre.org Carmichael, the famed pianist and host of this popular series, will bring her own trio – saxophonist Harry Allen and guitarist Chris Flory – to this new club for an evening of swing music and rockin’ blues.
Jamie Gee & Friends Treme, Islip • July 27 tremeislip.com • (631) 277-2008 She's back: The Long Island native returns with another of her astounding shows, where she displays her one-ofa-kind prowess on guitar. The “friends” part is no lie: This personable star draws a huge number of musical and personal pals each time she ventures back here. Soapbox Messiah K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore July 17 • kjfarrells.com (516) 804-9925 This show marks the return of this new band featuring Long Island musicians who are well-known from their work in other popular area groups: Michael Barberich (45 RPM, MaccaNation), Adam Colombo (Callooh Callay), and Robert Jack (Stone Jones).
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ARTS ANNOUNCEMENTS Noelle Reneé Kovary
Books Noelle Renée Kovary Book Revue, Huntington July 25 at 7 pm; (631) 271-1442; bookrevue.com The Ayurveda health counselor will speak about and sign copies of her new book, The Self-Healing Revolution. A Maritime History of Long Island: Ralph F. Brady Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence July 24 at 7:30 pm; (516) 239-1157 In conjunction with his latest book, the author will guide attendees through some of the elements that contribute to our relationship with the sea. Space is limited; reservations requested, and are to be made by contacting the Rock Hall Museum office at the number above. Children Cinderella Presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions Inc. Through August 15; (516) 599-6870 It's touring time for Plaza Theatrical and this beloved kids' tale. Coming up: July 23 at 7 pm at Clark Botanical Gardens in Albertson; July 24 at 7 pm Greis Park in Lynbrook. Disney's Alladin Jr. The Gateway, Bellport July 12 through 20; thegateway.org; (631) 286-1133 A boy discovers a lamp and a Genie – and things will never be the same.
Comedy Friday Night Face-Off Theatre Three, Port Jefferson Most Fridays at 10:30 pm; theatrethree.org; fridaynightfaceoff.com; (631) 928-9202 Long Island's longrunning improv show rolls on with new laughs each week. Call or log on for schedules.
Long Island Comedy Festival Theatre Three, Port Jefferson July 20; theatrethree.org; (631) 928-9202 What a lineup for a summer Saturday night: Joe Starr, Scott Schendlinger, Bryan McKenna (below left), Mick Thomas, and Carie Karavas.
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Arts Centre, Cinderella Oakdale Through August 10; (631) 218-2100; cmpac.com Everything that made the Jazz Age so jazzy – flappers, bootleggers, and the music of George and Ira Gershwin – comes together in this raucous musical comedy. Saturday Night Fever: The Musical John W. Engeman Theatre, Northport Through August 25; (631) 261-2900; engemantheater.com Engeman Theater: The disco-era hit that turned John Travolta into a superstar is now a lavish musical – and the start of the theater's new season.
Legally Blonde Argyle Theatre, Babylon Through August 25; argyletheatre.com; (844) 631-5483 The award-winning musical based on Friday Night Face-Off the adored movie, the show follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles Concerts Dr. K's Motown Revue stereotypes and scandals in pursuit Theatre Three, Port Jefferson of her dreams. July 20; theatrethree.org; (631) 928-9100 42nd Street If you're a Motown fan – and who Smithtown Center isn't – this big area band has For The Performing Arts Through August 18; become a huge favorite by smithtownpac.org; (631) 724-3700 delivering hit after hit from one of Come and meet those dancing feet pop music's truly golden eras. in this revival of a legendary Broadway smash. Hobbies Long Island Auto Replica Society Henrietta Acampora Mame Recreation, Centereach Westbury Manor Third Thursday of each month August 14 and 21; at 7 pm; plazatheatrical.com; (516) 599-6870 (516) 884-2270; Plaza Theatrical Productions: The classic musical is performed for the (631) 946-6335 popular Westbury Manor Luncheon L.I.A.R.S. Theatre series; call for times and meetings are open details. to anyone with an interest in building Between scale models of Riverside & automobiles. Crazy Call for more Studio Theatre, information and Lindenhurst meeting dates. Through 28; (631) Theater Nice Work If You 226-8400; Dr. K’s Can Get It studioMotown CM Performing theatreli.com
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Stephen Adley-Gurgius's 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The Bodyguard: The Musical The Gateway, Bellport Through July 20; thegateway.org (631) 286-1133 Based on the film starring Whitney Houston, this musical features a wealth of the singer’s hits. Safe Space Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor Through July 31; baystreet.org; (631) 725-9500 A new play by Alan Fox, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, and starring Mercedes Ruehl, Sasha Diamond, and Rodney Richardson. Gyspy BayWay Arts Center, East Islip Through July 28; (631) 581-2700; broadhollow.org The musical chronicling the life of Gypsy Rose Lee. Pippin BroadHollow Theater, Elmont Through July 21; (516) 775-4420; broadhollow.org BroadHollow Theatre: The Broadway classic is revived. Moon Over Buffalo Houghton Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, Northport Village July 20 & 21 and July 27 & 28; theminstralplayersinc.org; (631) 750-3417 Minstrel Players: Ken Ludwig's famed comedy.
CLASSIC ROCK Quatro’s Got 'Control': Bet you weren't expecting this, but even as we’re publishing this, Australia, England, and much of Europe are going nuts: Suzi Quatro's new album, No Control, now out via SPV/Steamhammer, is one of the unexpected hits of 2019 – yeah, she's still rocking, leather clad and taking no prisoners. Even in the highly adrenaline-fuelled music business, it’s rare to find a bundle of energy on a par with Quatro. The American rock vocalist has successfully worked as a musician for more than 50 years, delivering with unbridled energy her greatest hits such as “Can The Can,” “48 Crash,” “Devil Gate Drive,” “If You Can`t Give Me Love,” and “Stumblin In.” Those songs her an icon internationally in the 1970s, and now she’s performing again relesing new material. So it comes as no surprise that she’s not thinking of retiring: “I’ll retire when I go onstage, shake my ass, and there is silence,” she said, fully aware of the fact that that moment is still a long way off. Quatro presents 11 new songs (plus two bonus tracks) on No Control. The majority of the material consists of collaborations with her son from her first marriage, Richard Tuckey. She explained: “This was our first attempt at writing and recording something together. The creative progress began with “Don’t Do Me Wrong” And, through this unusually beautiful English summer of 2018, we sat outside, acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, iPad recording app, and lots of paper, throwing ideas back and forth.” About “‘No Soul/No Control”: “This is my personal mantra,” said Quatro. “All you have in this world is you.” Remembering the conception of the number, she recalled that “We were busy as hell, buried in the songs. Richard had a new idea and showed me. It was very unusual and I liked it. A very basic guitar and drum track was put down for me to work on the melody and lyric. I went into the living area of the studio and about 15 minutes later, it was done. It flew out of its own accord, as the best songs do.” Many have believed that Quatro might have retired from music some time ago – at least longtime U.S. fans – but it’s certainly not the case: “I’ve never stopped releasing through the years,” said Quatro. “Back To The Drive in 2006, In The Spotlight in 2011, Quatro, Scott & Powell in 2016. These albums were thought about and planned out in great detail. I am proud of all three releases, very proud. But my new album No Control is its own animal.” The new album, No Control, is now via SPV/Steamhammer as a CD DigiPak, a two-LP gatefold, and for downloads and streaming.
Elliot In His Own Words: Recently, this column detailed a new book, Tramps, which came from the fertile and creative mind of musical legend (and Long Island Music Hall of Famer) Elliott Murphy. Now, Murphy's back – and telling his own story. Murphy, the legendary rock troubadour and a pioneer among independent recording artists, has published his memoir, Just A Story From America. This rock & roll storyteller, who has been cited by a wealth of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Lou Reed – and whose career now spans nearly five decades – was promoted by Columbia Records in 1977 with a full-page ad in
Elliot Murphy With Billy Joel
Rolling Stone reading: “He could write a book, but he chose rock and roll instead.” The truth is that he has been doing both for years, and in the process achieved international success and acclaim. In 1973, posters were plastered all over New York City’s subway system proclaiming: “Elliott Murphy is going to be a monster”; it was at the time his critically praised debut album, Aquashow, was first released. Perhaps his major label career didn’t take off as predicted, but his unique journey did include him becoming a rock star monster before ultimately finding redemption in Paris, France, with a thriving career, loving family, and a trove of rock & roll anecdotes and wisdom to fill this memoir.In his honest, gripping, and often humorous telling, Murphy describes a childhood of show biz affluence, the tragic loss of a famous father, a European sojourn where he encountered Federico Fellini and a love for the old world, and perhaps most provocatively, his journey through the minefields of rock stardom in which he fittingly calls true success in the music business as best measured in terms of survival. From the glam world of 1970s Manhattan and fabled Los Angles recording studios and on to what was left of swinging London before finally finding his home, love, and a faithful public in Europe, Elliott Murphy’s memoir makes a valuable addition to a growing essential cultural genre that now includes Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run, Patti Smith’s Just Kids, and Bob Dylan’s Chronicles.
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Tuesday Night At The Movies: Popular Series Spools On At WHBPAC
The popular “Tuesday Night At The Movies” summer series is in full swing at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Film maven Andrew Botsford of Quogue once again introduces these curated summer films each Tuesday night, and discusses them afterwards with guest commentators, followed by an informal audience discussion. For advance tickets and full information, log on to whbpac.org or call (631) 288-1500. On tap in the coming days: Ophelia (July 16 at 7:30 pm, left), directed by Claire McCarthy: Something is rotten in medieval-era Denmark, where political intrigue swirls around the imperial court like dark magic. Amid it all, the queen’s (Naomi Watts) brightest lady-in-waiting, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley), finds herself drawn to Hamlet, the charismatic and elusive crown prince. As their secretive love affair takes flight, betrayal strikes the court; Ophelia has to decide where her devotion will ultimately lie. Rockers take note: The music film Echo In The Canjon (below) comes to WHBPAC on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm. Andrew Slater's muchlaudeddocumentary celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of California’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-1960s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & The Papas gave birth to the California Sound. The film contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn, and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor, and Norah Jones.
Area favorites and Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced plans for another massive U.S. concert tour, theiis time being dubbed “The Open Bar Tour.” The dates begin October 25 and continue through the holiday season before culminating with a New Year’s Eve event at Portland, Oregon’s Keller Auditorium. For complete details, visit sncmusic.com/tour. Straight No Chaser’s latest studio album, One Shot, is available now at all streaming services as well as via the official Straight No Chaser store. The album sees SNC doing what they do best with distinctive takes on classic pop and soul favorites, including Ricky Martin’s “Livin La Vida Loca,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way,” James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” and the album's first single, an energetic mash-up of Boyz II Men and Montell Jordan entitled “Motownphilly/This Is How We Do It.”
JAZZ & BLUES She's An Angel – Literally: Rebecca Angel – currently on tour with Jim Dawson on a tour that will wind its way to this area – has been the talk of the jazz world in recent months. Four quick “s” adjectives come to mind when you first hear her, making for some nice descriptive alliteration: smooth, soulful, sensual, and sultry. Listening to Angel's album debut, What We Had, those terms can be topped off with sexy and unabashedly sentimental as well. The emerging New York City-based singer has a unique delivery that's been turning heads and gaining ears throughout the jazz world in recent months. With her distinctive voice, Angel offers a cool and edgy contemporary update on the deeply exotic vibe of classic artists such as Sade, Bebel Gilberto, and Astrud Gilberto. On the album, Angel sings over the old school soul, easy funk, electronica, and grooves created by jazz and R&B producer Jason Miles, who grounds every mix in the retro sounds of the Fender Rhodes, Vox Continental, and Wurlitzer. Miles brought an array of accomplished New York’ musicians for the various sessions. Angel’s twist on Rebecca Hoagy Angel Carmichael’s wistful (and not frequently covered) “Winter Moon” features acoustic bassist James Genus, percussionist Mino Cinelu, and saxophonist Hailey Niswanger. The equally nostalgic title track, “What We Had,” a slowly swaying look back at enduring memories of the sensory joys of a past romance, was penned by Angel and her father, trumpeter Dennis Angel, with additional lyrics by guitarist Jonah Prendergast. In addition to Miles’ keyboards and percussion loops, it features Christian Ver Halen’s guitar and the rhythm section of Reggie Washington (bass) and Brian Dunne (drums). On the other tracks, Miles leads an ensemble featuring Ver Halen, Dunne, bassist Adam Dorn, and percussionist Cyro Baptista. Special guests include Prendergast, renowned acoustic guitarist Ricardo Silveira, and cellist Sebastian Stoger on a playful, spirited cover of the Brazilian gem “Agora Sim,” featuring Miles’ intoxicating electro-percussion. Also featured are Dennis Angel and flutist Gottfried Stoger. The EP includes two versions each of the rock classic “Stand By Me” and “(Samba Jazz Happiness (Jet Samba),” the latter of which was a popular radio single for Angel who released the track to coincide with the Rio Olympics in 2016. The song, originally penned and recorded as an instrumental by Brazilian composer Marcos Valle, reached The FMQB Adult Contemporary chart. The EP also includes an “Ipanema Beach” remix featuring danceable, carnivalesque percussion textures. The first version of “Stand By Me” also lends itself to a trip-hoppy hypnosis via electro-percussion behind Rebecca’s wistful vocals. The second, which closes the set, has a more mainstream, seductive vibe. Rebecca and Dennis Angel also co-wrote the set’s other original, “Feel Alive,” a declaration of love and how it changes the heart. Learn more at RebeccaAngel.net.
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With Bob Smith
What's Goin' On: Back to business: The big scuttlebutt among mat fans these days seems to be “I'll never stray from WWE!” or “AEW rules!,” and more than a few longtime fans know where their loyalties lie. Frankly, picking sides at this juncture seems quite silly. Yet, there was a time when wrestling fans couldn't get enough wrestling, but poor jobs by upstart promotions (it’s still amazing now TNA/Impact barely made a dent, but it’s their own fault) and the advent of sleazy outlaw groups turned more than a few fans into Chris ex-fans. Too many “wrestling Jericho organizations” are just hot-shotting without tact, pacing, or even a whiff of psychology. Many consider AEW's opening salvos, the “Double Or Nothing” and “Fyter Fest” PPVs, to be fine efforts, but this spot gives them a semi thumbs-up. Take the first card: The announcing, save the ageless and still brilliant Jim Ross, was horrific; the opening pre-PPV battle royal played out like bad indie wresting, with lame comedy and wrestlers just laying around the ring so that others could do spots. Too many other moments reeked of the garbage wrestling backgrounds that more than a few of AEW’s roster was plucked from. Yet, the Dustin Rhodes versus Cody main event was so good that fans will likely vote it Match of the Year; Chris Jericho, though aging, remains charistmatic and enjoyable; and the debut of John Moxley (the former Dean Ambrose) was totally expected, yet fans popped like crazy. The PPV earned about 100,000 buys according to published reports, and it's clear that AEW is going to be around for awhile. It will be interesting to see how the TNT network reacts to the AEW product once it debuts – or if it will even come close to accepting things such as bloody main events and gimmicks so lame they make GLOW look like a Karl Gotch armbar/takedown combination. As for WWE, I keep reading Tweets such as “The only thing I'm interested in Lacey Evans are the Bray Wyatt Firefly Funhouse segments.” I must be getting old; yeah, they're cute, but I'm reading exclamations such as “brilliant” and “cutting edge.” No, kids, a puppet show isn't “brilliant” – Jack Brisco versus Harley Race for the NWA World championship was brilliant. Again – there's only so nasty they can make Wyatt’s character; like his previous Texas Chainsaw Massacre-ish guise, it was all blather, not much actual violence. Much like how some younger fans went crazy for the over-the-top Matt and Jeff Hardy filmed segments on Impact, all the insider wisecracks in the world don't make up for a lack of compelling matches. In fact, as I write this, the “new” Wyatt had yet to even step into a WWE ring. So, tell me, smarks – what's “brilliant,” again? Some things are looking up, or at least sideways: Bailey's over once again; Cesaro is being featured; the fans are cheering Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins; and Lacey Evans is to women's wrestling in 2019 what Spider Lady was to women's wrestling in 1985 – nobody can figure out why what is happening is happening.
Photos: Chris Jericho by Tabercil (CC); Lacey Evans by Miguel Discart (CC)
Bob Smith is the former managing editor of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, The Wrestler, and Inside Wrestling.
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With Jimi LaLumia
Radio, Part Two: Is radio still a player in determining the direction of contemporary pop music? Does contemporary pop music even have a direction (or even a trend) anymore, or is it just a thing designed to churn out product? To some extent, it always was that, but somehow, Elvis Presley, The British Invasion, Motown, hippies, disco, and all the rest made their way through. I think we must now
accept the fact that pop music is no longer the be all, end all of popular culture. Of course, there are hits, but even taking into account the “old person” factor, there is no excitement associated with the songs – the excitement is associated with the Instagram personalities tied to the songs. I fear that from this point forward it's the best that contemporary music can hope for. It has always been the nature of pop radio to discard the stars when they hit a certain point, as they age out of the hit-making machinery. It was quite a shock in 1966 when '40s/'50s superstar Frank Sinatra reappeared on Top 40 radio with "Strangers In The Night" and "That's Life," getting played in-between The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys – but the songs were great (and still are) and the teen population accepted them as the hits of the moment. These days, it's a miracle to hear Katy Perry and Pink getting added to Z100 with new music as they themselves have aged out for the BTS/Taylor Swift crowd. The likelihood of a great new Elton John or Madonna tune making it onto WBLI or Z100 is zero to none, no matter how great the song may be; such is the world of pop music today. Classic Vinyl Redux (& Modernized): In the realm of classic rock, the good news is that the entire catalog of King Crimson will finally be available in the streaming format, obviously via Spotify and all the usual suspects. The iconic Crimson mastermind, Robert Fripp, held out for the longest time, but has finally come around to share his treasures with the world. The debut album from the late 1960s, In The Court Of The Crimson King (pictured here) is considered to be the foundation for what became progressive rock, and has influenced every aspect of that genre ever since. Even Kanye West made use of the album in the past decade. The entire Crimson catalog is awe inspiring, and then some.
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Photos courtesy respective labels and artists; Garth Brooks at Mile High Stadium courtesy 8 Ten, Inc.; Sabrina Claudio by Joe Perri
Little Mix: A Big New Single
Columbia's Little Mix – huge stars globally – have a new single, “Bounce Back,” featuring a sample from the classic Soul II Soul song “Back To Life,” which celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer. Since 2011, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall have established themselves as a global pop phenomenon, selling more than 45 million records worldwide. Their LP, Glory Days, ranks as the biggest-selling album by a female group during this millennium in the UK.
With Grace, Always: VanderWaal Heads This Way
Just off her main support slot on Florence + The Machine’s tour, Grace VanderWaal has announced her summer U.S. headline tour, a 23-city trek that will make stops in major cities – including New York City on September 17 at the reopened Webster Hall. For additional information on tickets and special VIP packages, visit gracevanderwaal.com. VanderWaal released her new single, “Ur So Beautiful,” on June 28. The song follows the release of her moody track, “Stray,” her first new music release since “Clearly” in early 2018.
Mindi Abair: New Album Ready To Rock
Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers – who rocked Long Island recently with a pair of shows – are ready to release a new album, No Good Deed, now available for pre-order via mindiabair.com. “You HAVE to listen to this album,” enthused the saxophonist and singer/songwriter Abair. “I'm so proud of the music we made together as a band over five days at EastWest Studios. We poured our heart and soul out for this one, and I feel that we captured that 'lightning in a bottle' of the abandon we have as a live band.”
Garth Brooks Sets All-Time Concert Record Garth Brooks entertained a record-breaking audience on June 8 at Denver’s Mile High Stadium with 84,500 fans, making it the “largest ticketed event in Broncos stadium history” (according to The Denver Post) – breaking the previous record of 77,000 set by U2 in 2011. Breaking stadium records at each stop on his new tour, Brooks has continued to show why he remains one of most powerful live draws in the world, even after taking several years off.
Sabrina Claudio: She’s Ready With Wale
One of Atlantic Records' hottest young artists, singer/songwriter Sabrina Claudio, has teamed with superstar Wale to release a new song, “All My Love,” which is currently rising up the charts. The new single comes on the heels of Claudio's debut Coachella performance in April, as well as her teaming up with BURNS and A$AP Rocky to deliver another new song that’s making waves, “Energy.” This past fall, Claudio traveled the country on her sold-out U.S. headlining “No Rain, No Flowers Tour,” and before that performed for massive crowds at a myriad of festivals, including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Life Is Beautiful, and other major outdoor events. The album No Rain, No Flowers features “Numb” and “Messages From Her”; more new music from the star will be coming soon. Find Sabrina Claudio all over social media.
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