A Great website you should know about: NYS Music – New York’s Music News Source

May 23, 2018

Nysmusic.com is a terrific website, covering New York’s music scene, with daily news, interviews, featured stories, reviews, videos, and much more. It’s exactly what we all love – the combination of New York and music!

NYS Music New York's music news source

While Under the Radar handles blogs and stories relating to Long Island musicians and others involved in our local music scene, NYS Music has more comprehensive coverage of the entire state.

Their website is well organized and has links to the various regions covering our large state. There’s plenty of coverage of Long Island. Pete Mason, the Editor and Co-publisher of the website promises more content for us Long Islanders will be forthcoming and will be working with Under the Radar to make that happen.

If you’re not a frequent visitor to their website, check them out. You will be glad you did: Their link: https://nysmusic.com/

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My Father’s Place Announces Busy Summer Lineup

May 21, 2018

Rock music is returning to Roslyn, Long Island this summer with dozens of concerts lined up for the return of My Father’s Place, according to owner Michael “Eppy” Epstein.

My fathers place

Photo above: Buster Poindexter (left) who will be playing My Father’s Place and Michael “Eppy” Epstein (right).

According to a comprehensive article from the website theislandnow.com: “The music begins at the Roslyn Hotel on June 29 with Buster Poindexter, a Staten Island native who performs a combination of jazz, lounge, calypso and novelty songs and scored his first hit with “Hot Hot Hot.”

Here’s a link to the website’s article, written by Amelia Camurati: https://theislandnow.com/roslyn-109/my-fathers-place-announces-packed-summer-line-up/

My fathers place tickets and membership

Tickets and memberships for the 200-seat My Father’s Place venue are available on their website: click here: https://myfathersplace.showare.com/default.asp

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Breslau Bombers Invade the North Babylon Street Fair, Sunday May 20th

May 18, 2018

Besides getting to see the Breslau Bombers perform classic rock from the 60s – 80s for free, there’s plenty more to do at this event:

north babylon street fair and the breslau bombers 2018

The fair opens at 11 AM and the Breslau Bombers hit the stage at 2:45 PM.

The North Babylon Street Fair is free to all and will have other live acts and bands (although getting a list of performers proved impossible at the time of this writing).

Besides music, other events include a petting zoo, a huge car show, delicious food, inflatable rides, a North Babylon History Exhibit and plenty more.

The Breslau Bombers played the event last year and drew a huge crowd; so it was a no-brainier for the organizers to invite the band back again this year.

To see and hear the Breslau Bombers, be at the South Stage at the corner of Phelps Lane and Deer Par Avenue at 2:45 PM, Sunday, May 20th.

To learn more about the Breslau Bombers, please visit their web site: www.breslaubombers.com and like them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Breslau-Bombers-565537260257941/

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The Urge is Back

May 17, 2018

Not that they ever left, it’s just a catchy headline for catchy rock band:

The Urge playing the Red River Inn

The Urge will be rockin’ the Red River Inn on Saturday evening, May 19th, at 9 PM.

Michael Leccese, lead guitarist for The Urge had this to say about the upcoming event: “REPORT FOR ROCK N ROLL DUTY; GOT SOME ROCKIN TA DO!”.

The Red River Inn is located at 250 Main Street in Yaphank and few bands on Long Island can boast of having such a dedicated following of fans as the Urge.

To learn more about the band, please click on a recent interview this blog conducted with Michael Leccese: http://breslaubombers.com/wordpress1/2018/03/28/getting-the-urge/

Also check out (and like) the Urge’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/79944832127/

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Check Out Next Week’s Important Music Event

May 16, 2018

All of us should attend the panel discussion on tribute bands’ impact on the Long Island music scene:

Long Island original vs tribute bands

Jim Faith understands both sides in the current “original bands vs. tribute bands” debate that’s being debated these days on the Long Island music landscape.

Faith produces the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue and the other music events that he’s involved in with his company, J. Faith Presents.

Not only does Faith book tons of bands each year, he too is a musician, and like many of us, played in numerous bands on Long Island in the ’70s and ’80s.

“There are a lot of people riled up,” Faith says. “But for the most part, it’s been a healthy dialogue to have.”

Next week, Faith will take the important topic further by being part of a panel discussion at The Space at Westbury on Thursday, May 24th. The event is being called The State of the Long Island Music Scene.

The panel and discussion will include musicians, such as Michael DelGuidice who like Faith sees both sides of the argument. DelGuidice plays in Billy Joel’s band and writes his own original music. Not only does DelGuidice write original music, he’s also in a very well-known and successful tribute band – Big Shot which celebrates the music of Billy Joel.

“It’s not a black-and-white issue,” says Faith, who says he hopes the discussion will lead to strategies to help all bands. “It would be great to have a conscious effort to help promote Long Island bands. We’ve never had that before.”

If you’re in a local band, no matter which side you’re on, come and show your support for Long Island music. Learn, discuss, and network.

The State of the Long Island Music Scene (and it’s other official event name Tribute Bands Are Taking All Our Gigs) will take place at The Space at Westbury at 7:30 p.m. on May 24th. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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