Archive for August, 2018

Here Come “The Gamblers”

August 15, 2018:


The core members of “The Gamblers” are originally from Long Island or Queens, which makes them one of the “rare Brooklyn bands that are actually from New York,” according to frontman Michael McManus.


the Gamblers band


It’s not surprising, then, that their single “Corinthian Order” from their debut album of the same name, was shot in a Brooklyn DIY venue.

Here’s The Gamblers great-looking video – Corinthian Order:



To learn more about this excellent musical group, check out Tara Yarlagadda’s comprehensive article and interview with the band. It appeared this week at the website bedfordandbowery.com. Here’s the link: http://bedfordandbowery.com/2018/08/everythings-a-mess-and-this-new-gamblers-video-will-help-you-deal/

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Hi Def Rocks Main Street in Farmingdale

August 13, 2018:


Lead singer, Gina D’Orta and the band Hi Def, performed at the street fair on Main Street in Farmingdale on August 9th:


Long Island wedding band and privite party band hi def


Hi Def is a high-quality Long Island private-party band. They typically perform at Weddings and corporate events.

However, in a smart marketing move, they performed as part of Farmingdale Music on Main 2018, which was sponsored by the Farmingdale Village Merchants Association.

Their set was highly eclectic, covering some of the newer pop hits such as Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” and Maren Morris and Zedd’s “The Middle,” as well as the classics.

According to Markos Papadatos, “D’Orta performed Rihanna’s “We Found Love” with grace, and incorporated it as a medley with Whitney Houston’s upbeat “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” D’Orta showcased her tremendous vocal range on the signature Guns N’ Roses tune “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” which received a major response from the crowd.”

Markos Papadatos, writing for digitaljournal.com gave a review of Hi Def’s performance. Here’s the link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/entertainment/music/review-hi-def-rocks-main-street-in-farmingdale-on-long-island/article/529253#ixzz5O3QznGcG

To learn more about Hi Def, please visit their website: http://hideflive.com/

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In case you missed any of Under the Radar’s recent blogs

August 11, 2018:


Scroll down to see these stories, and a lot more as well:


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Dee Snider Coming to Looney Tunes

August 8, 2018:


Meet Long Island’s own Dee Snider, get his autograph and a photo with him. Here’s the details:


Long Island's Dee Snider at Looney Tunes


Artist – DEE SNIDER
Title – For The Love Of Metal
Date – Tuesday August 28th
Time – 7:00 pm
Event – Autograph Signing


According to Looney Tunes:

The great DEE SNIDER of Twisted Sister will be at Looney Tunes to celebrate the release of his new album “For The Love Of Metal”. He will be here to meet his fans sign an autograph and take a picture with you. We are very excited to have him at our store for all of the fans! To get into this event you need a wristband. To get a wristband you must pre order the new CD or LP. You can do that at our store or online here. If you order online there is a $4 paypal fee. Of course there is no fee at the store. If you order online make sure you choose INSTORE PICK UP. Regardless of what shipping option you choose at check out. NO ONLINE ORDERS SHIP. You can pick up your online order any day after you place the order. You can also just pick it up the day of the event here.

Thank you and see you at the show!

YOU CAN ORDER EITHER THE CD OR THE VINYL LP TO GET A FREE WRISTBAND TO ATTEND THE EVENT! THE VINYL LP IS A VERY COOL RARE SILVER STEEL LP!


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Check out Dee’s newest video from his solo album:



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Three Teens From Long Island Impress Beyond Their Years

August 6, 2018


Sons of Sound – from right, Ben Goldsmith, Ben Bustamante and James Bandini, recently took the stage at KJ Farrell’s in Bellmore:


Sons of Sound, School of Rock Bellmore


The three member rock group met at Bellmore’s School of Rock where they continue to learn and hone their impressive musical skills.

The trio consists of 12-year-old guitarist and vocalist Ben Goldsmith, of Merrick; 14-year-old Ben Bustamante, of Valley Stream, on drums; and 15-year-old Bandini, of Oceanside, on bass. At the KJ Farrell show, the pressure of being young musicians kept the atmosphere tense for the band, they said, but they took the stage with confidence.

“We were once told we’re too young for the blues,” said bassist James Bandini. “We’re gonna play it anyway.”

“I know these kids have a future in music,” said Gingee Bustamante, Ben’s mother. “They eat, sleep and breathe music. They were born with it. It’s in their DNA.”

Because of their age, the musicians have noted times when they were underrated. “Some people think we’re just cute little kids playing guitars,” Goldsmith said.

“More Than Me,” a song on Goldsmith’s solo EP, is about that struggle for recognition. In the lyrics, Goldsmith expresses frustration because he is judged based on his age before he showcases his musical abilities. Music carries more meaning than the artists’ ages, he said.

The members of Sons of Sound are planning to record and release their own EP and will return to Merrick and Bellmore for future performances.

Andrew Garcia wrote a terrific story about the band for the Long Island Herald. Please check out his article. Click here: http://liherald.com/stories/music-is-in-their-dna,105763

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