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LI Sounds July 2021

JULY 2021


A Brief Announcement: I'm happy to report that the Long Island music scene is finally back and stronger than ever! Unfortunately, due to time constraints and some other issues, I must also report that …

LI Sounds June 2021

JUNE 2021 


Ahhwoooooooo! Are You Ready For Summer?


At the end of this month’s column be sure to check out a new regular feature called LOCAL MUSIC JUKEBOX that provides links to…

LI Sounds May 2021


May 2021 The clock on the wall says  it’s time for our May LI Sounds blog post!


Hey folks, the month of May is looking mighty lively!  A lot of bands and venues are…

LI Sounds April 2021

APRIL 2021 Howdy folks!  The clock on the wall says it’s time for my April LI Sounds blog post!  

At the end of this month’s column is a new feature called LOCAL MUSIC JUKEBOX that provides…

LI Sounds February 2021

February 2021


1st - Monday Night Muses w/ Rorie & Nico! Showtime: 7 pm - 9 pm Online Event

Join Rorie Kelly and Nico Padden for another week of awesome songwriters,…

LI Sounds January 2021

January 2021

2nd - The Allmost Bros Return to Napper Tandy's Post Holiday Bash  Showtime: 7 pm  Napper Tandy’s Smithtown, NY 

The Allmost Bros Band returns to Napper Tandy's in Smithtown on Saturday January…

LI Sounds December 2020

December 2020


1st - Steve Robinson & Mike Nugent Showtime: 7:30 pm KJ Farrells  Bellmore, NY The Tuesday Backyard Series continues (indoors , of course) with 
Stephen Robinson at 7:30 and 
Mike …

LI Sounds October 2020



1st - Phil Gammage Songs & Stories Showtime: 7 pm ET

Join Phil Gammage for a live streamed concert featuring

a guitar, a few harmonicas, and maybe a special…

Freelance Vandals Yer Money Or Yer Ears!

Special Thanks to our friends who donated photos for this blog post: Mike Tully - Rose Rosemarie Rizzi Cirillo - Paul O. Colliton Terri Goldstein - Carolyn Olson


By 1983, the Freelance…

LI Sounds July 2020

JULY 2020

1st - Cassandra House  Showtime: 6:30 pm Sunset Concert Series Harbor Front Park @ Port Jefferson Village Center Port Jefferson, NY

Opening this year's Sunset Concert Series is Cassandra House,…

LI Sounds: June 2020


18th - Open Mike Returns To Mr. Beerys! Showtime: 9 pm - 11:30 pm  4019 Hempstead Turnpike Bethpage, NY

Mr. Beery sez: "So this is how its gonna work. We have a projector…

Long Island Sounds February 2020

Celebrating the Diversity of the Local Music Scene!


FEBRUARY 2020 1st - The Hideaways First Sat of the Month Residency Charlotte's Speakeasy Farmingdale, NY Showtime: 8 pm

All hail…

Rock & Roll Geography: My Father's Place (Roslyn, NY)

Several years ago, as part of an ongoing series of blog posts that were part of my Rock Geography series, I did a post on My Father's Place, one of Long Island’s most legendary live venues.  At that time, My…

Out of Order: the new Freelance Vandals album

Freelance Vandals lineup 1981 Left to right: "Diamond" Ray Finch, Jack Finch, Chuck Ciany Billy "the Mountain" Cairns, Mike Adams & Johnny Pierre


Over the past couple of years, I’ve been curating…

Long Island Sounds October 2019

Celebrating the  diversity of the Long Island Music Scene!


OCTOBER 2019 2nd - Jon Goldstein  Finley's of Green Street  Huntington, NY

Join Jon Goldstein for an evening of his greatest hits of…

Long Island Sounds September 2019

Celebrating the  diversity of the Long Island Music Scene!


SEPTEMBER 2019 1st - Bradstock XXVI  Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck  Center Moriches, NY

Be sure to catch the last day of this vibrant LI music fest!   …

Long Island Sounds August 2019

Celebrating the  diversity of the Long Island Music Scene

AUGUST 2019 1st - Nancy Atlas  Good Ground Park  Hampton Bays, NY

Nancy Atlas and her band of Journeymen have been dominating the East End…