Long Island’s Domini Monroe Will Open for Pop Star Aaron Carter

February 18, 2019:

On February 23rd, Domini Monroe opens for Carter at Revolution Bar in Amityville.

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To learn more about this upcoming show at Revolution Bar and Music Hall, and to purchase tickets, check out the venue’s official homepage: https://revolutionliny.com/?event_id1=499

Monroe started her musical journey in an unusual way: she used to sing opera. Although young, she considers herself an “old soul” – possessing a wide range of musical favorites that range from “doo-wop to ’80s rock, and contemporary pop music.”

Besides her musical talent as a singer, Monroe’s a good egg – assisting charities that are dear to her heart. These organizations include Relay for Life, Kids For Kids, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The American Cancer Society, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). For her debut single, “Pump My Heart,” the songstress donated all of the proceeds to The American Cancer Society, where she used the motto: “keep those hearts pumping.”

Her new song is titled “Undercover,” which she wrote. It’s available on Spotify and on Amazon.

Here’s a video to see and hear Domini Monroe:

Here’s a link to her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dominimonroe/

And a link to her official website: https://www.dominimonroe.com/

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Long Island’s Laura Stevenson Announces New Album and Tour

February 7, 2019:

Her fifth album, The Big Freeze, will be released March 29, 2019:

Long Island Laura Stevenson

About making her latest album, Laura writes:

“All of his recording gear was in a storage space in Jersey City, so last winter we loaded it into my childhood home on Long Island and set up a make-shift studio. There we could isolate ourselves and work on our own time, getting the best and most honest version of each song; every track began with just me singing and playing the guitar. All of the other instrumentation was built on top of that; strings, horns, organs, pianos, percussion, etc., but every note played was meant to serve what the song was saying. It was a really beautiful experience for me to make this record; it focuses on trying to heal old wounds, trying to stay hopeful, and trying not to let myself disappear.”

For those who aren’t familiar with Laura, she’s a singer-songwriter and the former keyboard player for the group Bomb the Music Industry!.

Since leaving that band, Stevenson has been on her own for a number of years.

Her first single, from the new album is “Living Room, NY” (see video below). The song shines thanks to the warmth of Laura’s vocals and its string backing.

Laura launches a North American tour in May and June. Performances include Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Vancouver, Seattle, and other cities. Her Brooklyn show will be at Rough Trade on May 24. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8 at 10 AM, with an American Express presale starting Wednesday, February 6 at noon.

At least two shows (Philadelphia and Boston) are with Kississippi, (no opener announced for Brooklyn at this time).

To learn more and to follow Laura, here are her links:

  • Laura’s official website: https://www.laurastevenson.net/

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LauraStevensonMusic/

  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurastevenson

  • Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/laurastevenson/

    Here are the announced tour dates:

    2/7 – Gainesville, FL @ Changeville Festival

    2/9 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (with Jeff Rosenstock)

    3/14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

    5/3 – Washington DC @ Black Cat

    5/12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

    5/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore

    5/15 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

    5/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill

    5/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre

    5/22 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair (w/ Kississippi)

    5/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA (w/ Kississippi)

    5/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

    5/25 – Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot

    5/29 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

    5/30 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

    6/3 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

    6/5– Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

    6/6 – Madison, WI @ Memorial Union Terrace / University of Wisconsin


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  • The Influencers are Back With a New Single – Whitewater

    February 5, 2019:

    The Long Island group’s latest single was inspired by a cause and group of people you wouldn’t normally associate with music:

    Long island rock group the Incluencers

    It seems in addition to making great music, the three piece Indie Rock Band loves to surf!

    According to the band “It wasn’t until we met these guys that we learned the power of the ocean and how to spread what we loved to everyone. We sat down with WSL/XXL Pro Surfer Cliff Skudin and Local Legend Dylan Hronec aka The Surfing Samurai to talk about an amazing organization that brings the joy of surfing to people of all walks of life showing the world, ‘if you feel in your heart you want to do something, go out and do it’.”

    Surf For All is a non-profit organization based out of Long Beach, NY that is designed to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to experience the healing power of the ocean. Surfing provides a sense of freedom that fosters independence and self-esteem. Surf For All helps all kinds of special needs children and adults… from physically disabled Vets to the blind.

    Please follow The Influencers and their journey to help spread the word about Adaptive Sports and organizations like, Surf For All. Get ‘Whitewater’, The Influencers’ all new single out now. Streaming everywhere. Click here to see all the places their new song is streaming: https://song.link/whitewater

    Here’s the band’s moving video from their new single:

    To check out and follow The Influencers:

  • Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y8lduxpq

  • Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/ybb3zpk3

  • Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y9es59k6

  • Apple Music: https://tinyurl.com/y8zhdpph

  • Website: https://tinyurl.com/y7tborqv

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

    January 28, 2019:

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    Linda Sussman’s Every Road CD Celebrates the Journey!

    January 23, 2019:

    Linda Sussman is a Long Island-based singer/songwriter/guitarist with a unique style rooted in alt-folk:

    Long Island's Linda Sussman performing

    In 2018, Linda released her Every Road CD, an eclectic mix of 11 originals, many of which have been played on numerous radio stations and podcasts both in the US and UK. And now, just one year later, Linda is on a course to release another full-length CD of originals in 2019, ranging from stripped-down vocals and guitar to full-band orchestrations.

    “Linda makes music worth listening to,” says Ron Cooke, a DJ on KTAL-LP in Las Cruces, NM. “Her songs are timely and insightful and presented with passion and conviction. She makes the personal universal and the universal personal.”

    Linda’s soaring vocals and strong guitar-playing combine with lyrics that lift spirits and open minds. On Every Road, Linda’s lyrics reflect a strong belief in the human spirit (Creators), remind us to appreciate life’s wonders (A Little Bit of Heaven), acknowledge personal triumphs (Closer to Her Truth), and are a call for justice (Not In My Name, The Change, Tell Me Over Sunrise). The title track (Every Road) honors the unique path that each person walks.

    Linda recorded Every Road with some of Long Island’s finest musicians: Mike Nugent (lead guitar, bass, dobro, slide, yuke), Richie Guerrero (percussion), Cindy Quart (keys), and Gabrielle Schavran (cello).

    David Kidman, reviewer at FATEA Records Magazine, UK, wrote: “Every Road reflects “good old-fashioned singer/songwriter values…stylishly couched in an all-embracing musical idiom that appealingly combines elements of folk, west-coast folk-rock. alt-country and Americana.”

    If you want to see Linda out live, she performs at a variety of venues across Long Island, and every few months she can be heard with her band, Linda Sussman Collective, at The Bitter End, NY’s iconic music venue on Bleecker Street in the West Village.

    Every Road was coproduced by Linda and Mike Nugent and was released on Linda’s indie record label, Sing Out Proud Music. The CD was recorded by Mike at his Melts in Your Ears Studio (Huntington, NY), and mixed by Kevin Kelly at The Workshoppe East (Huntington, NY). The CD was mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering(New Paltz, NY).

    Linda’s Every Road CD is available on all streaming sites, as well as for physical purchase from CD Baby (https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/lindasussman) or directly on Linda’s website (lindasussman.com).

    For upcoming performances, check out lindasussman.com/events; sign up on her site to receive gig and other news; and/or follow her on Facebook at https://facebook.com/lindasussman.music (please remember to Like her page!).

    Here’s a video of Linda performing:

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