Long Island Happenings: December 2016

As winter comes by, music things slow down a little bit, only to culturally explode (in a good way) later in the spring. But Long Island saw some truly fantastic and unique shows this November, and here’s the three best:

Earlier in the month, Philly-based loud fuzz rock band The …

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Shoreworld: Chris Brown – One More Night

Chris Brown has been one of my favorite Asbury artists ever since he sent me his 2014 release, Anchor. Brown has also kept a solid work relationship with Bouncing Souls member Pete Steinkopf from that time and into his present release of One More Night, and it’s a …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Death From Above 1979, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sting, and more

Death From Above 1979/Terminal 5/November 8, 2016

Bassist Jesse Keeler and vocalist/drummer Sebastien Grainger reportedly met at a Sonic Youth concert and later became roommates. Keeler played in several pop punk bands in Toronto, Canada, including Black Cat #13 and Femme Fatale. In 2001, he recorded three bass and drum …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Kentucky Headhunters, Beekman, Anna Webber & A Guy Named Dizzy

Irving, Texas, March 14, 1992—The Kentucky Headhunters stop at the football field where the Dallas Cowboys play but there is no game today. Willie Nelson is hosting the fifth annual Farm Aid. I’m still semi-sleeping in my coffin-sized bunk, remembering not to forget that I will severely bang my head …

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Book Review: The Unfiltered Guide To Working In Wine by Hillary Zio

The business of wine making presently is a global phenomena that is often overlooked or at the very least, taken for granted. Wine is an indulgence, a conversation starter, and many times, the perfect gift that is accessible to us almost everywhere in the world. It continues to act as …

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Kam on Film: ‘Jackie,’ Awards, and What’s New In Theaters

Jackie

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Rated R for profanity and brief graphic violence

Portman Channels Jackie Kennedy In Perceptive Portrait Of Iconic First Lady

How did Jackie Kennedy feel in the wake of her husband’s assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963? That is the question explored in Jackie, a …

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Reality Check: Next Up – Oust Christie

Freeing The Garden Stare Of Assholes Since November, 2016

Feeling good.

Still high on our rousing victory over the scum that is Scott Garrett. That’s right, Garrett, you’ve got a few more weeks to bring the full force of the United States Congress down on me, then it’s off to …

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Shoreworld: Lost Boy ? – Goose Wazoo – Little Dickman Records

Little Dickman honcho Chris Yaniak recently sent me press information on this next group that sets high on his label roster. Hailing from Long Island, New York, Davey Jones created Lost Boy ? as a bedroom four-track experimental pop recording project, self-releasing a number of LPs, EPs, and singles the …

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Queued Up: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016, Part 2

PREGAMING ROGUE ONE

Last year, J.J. Abrams relaunched the famed Star Wars franchise with The Force Awakens, reuniting some of our favorite characters from the original trilogy and introducing some fresh ones to kickstart a next wave rebellion against the reinvigorated forces of the evil Galactic Empire. If you …

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Rant’n’Roll: Canadian Blues, Lou Reed, Italian-Alternative, Bluegrass, Accordian Jams And More Blues

When rock bands do the blues, it could come out terrible (Aerosmith’s Honkin’ On Bobo) or sublime (Eric Clapton’s From the Cradle). Colin James is a Canadian treasure. For his 18th album (Blue Highways on True North Records), his first all-blues effort has 13 classics infused with …

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