Long Island’s Taking Back Sunday Getting Ready to Release a New Album

December 19, 2018:


On January 11th, the newest members of Long Island’s Music Hall of Fame, will release their eighth full length album.


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The band is celebrating their 20th anniversary, so in honor of this special accomplishment, the legendary Long Island group’s new studio album, is appropriately titled Twenty.

When asked about the upcoming release, vocalist Adam Lazzara described it as the best playlist could band could muster up.

“We kind of live in this world of streaming right now. Everybody listens to playlists, so I think if anything, we’ve just put together the best Taking Back Sunday playlist we could, all in one neat little package for you so you don’t have to go through everything and move stuff around.”- Lazzara in an interview with Mixdown Magazine.

If the bands newest single “All Ready To Go” is any indication of what’s to come than the veterans look poised to continue their multi-decade dominance over the pop punk scene.

Meanwhile check out the band’s official tour trailer video:





To visit the band’s official website, click here: www.takingbacksunday.com/

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December 10, 2018:


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Long Island’s Tina DeCara Releases New Single Titled “Solo”

December 8, 2018:


According to Tina, the song “Solo” is about “being content with yourself and loneliness.”


Tina DeCara Long Island singer


The song’s is uplifting, and according to Music Mayhem Magazine “will have you singing and dancing along for weeks after the first listen. This new single is all about loving yourself when you’re at your loneliest. Quite often, we’ve set upon a path of success that leads us down a path that only we can travel. This is especially true when pursuing the art of music and pushing onwards to the success as a recording artist, with all its highs and lows.


That’s how “Solo” came to be when Tina was feeling low and alone with the need to share her internal struggles in a format for her to push on her own path of success.”

Tina added “I wrote this song when I was feeling down about not having people to rely on. Then I realized I have my music. That’s where Solo became! Then I recorded it on my phone and went to my friends studio in queens and exploded all over the mic. I hope others connect with this song and realize how powerful music can be. You can always count on music and yourself.”

Check out Tina’s “Solo” video:




To learn more about Tina, and to follow her rising music career, here are the links you need:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3fuNbIz4IRCOGrc48hFtAv?si=K5DPYBY2Rc-Rpkq6PLdEOw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TinaDeCaraMusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tinadecara

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TinaDeCara

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The Long Island Music Hall of Fame Celebrates its Seventh Annual Induction Ceremony

November 26, 2018:


Earlier this month, the Hall of Fame, held its induction ceremony, at The Space at Westbury.


The Long Island Music Hall of fame induction ceremony


According to NYmusic.com: “The Long Island Music Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization, honors, in its own words, “a diverse array of performers, groups, and music industry leaders that have made significant contributions to Long Island’s rich music history,” and earlier this month the Hall witnessed its seventh annual induction ceremony, on Thursday, November 7 at popular music venue The Space at Westbury.

The LIMHOF Awards Ceremony inducted eleven new members and groups this year, and they included the likes of more recently important artists, like sensational pop-punk group Taking Back Sunday and formative hip hop artists E.P.M.D, as well as more early icons of the music business, like Woodstock Music Festival promoters Michael Lang and Artie Kornfield (inducted separately), and music composer Jimmy Webb (who wrote “Wichita Lineman” for country music superstar Glen Campbell)”.

Nymusic.com has the complete story; here’s the link: https://nysmusic.com/2018/11/25/still-rock-and-roll-to-me-the-long-island-music-hall-of-fame-celebrates-its-seventh-annual-induction-ceremony/

To learn more about the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, visit their website: http://www.limusichalloffame.org/

Here are a couple of videos from the evening:









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Toby TomTom, Releases First Single – Born 2 Be Free!

November 20, 2018:


The Long Island based artist used to perform acoustic folk in local bars, but now is converting his lyric folk songs to dance/edm; pulling on his dance, hip-hop and funk roots (all with the lyrical folk sensibilities).


Toby TomTom Long Island artist and musician


According to his website (link below), Toby TomTom is an Artist Songwriter/producer and visual artist from Akron, Ohio now based out of Long Island, New York. He is driven by the lyrical honesty and simplicity of folk music. His song lyrics and melodies are written in his dreams, chorded out on acoustic guitar and, converted into sonic events pulling on his roots in EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Hip-Hop/R&B, Funk, Jazz & Classical music!

According to Toby TomTom, he wrote his song Born 2 Be Free!, for his youngest son. Toby says “it reminds all of us that love conquers fear and we have the right, and most importantly, the fight, to be free! Ain’t no shackles!”

Here’s his video – Born 2 Be Free!



Check out his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TobyTomTom21/

Here’s a link to his website: https://www.tobytomtom.com/

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