The Origginators Perform at Ziggy’s Corner Pub, on December 12, 2015

This time of the year wouldn’t feel the same if it weren’t for cheesy holiday music ringing in your ears whenever you step into a mall. The played out music is enough to drive anyone crazy, so why intentionally go to a show where you know you will hear more of it? The answer is simple: because it is being performed by The Origginators, a Long Island-based rock and soul band…

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Steve Rannazzisi Performs at Governor’s, on November 25, 2015

Smithtown native Steve Rannazzisi recently returned to Long Island to perform at Governor’s of Levittown, on November 25, 2015. The comedian was greeted with a packed venue full of people enjoying their Blackout Wednesday and looking for a good laugh. Rannazzisi’s humor and playfulness did not disappoint. Comedian and columnist Kevin Downey Jr. warmed up the crowd with his jokes that were mainly centered around drinking…

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Oogee Wawa Performs at Napper Tandy’s, on November 20, 2015

Generally speaking, I am not that big of a fan of the whole ska/punk/reggae combination. Bands like Sublime never interested me that much, so needless to say, I wasn’t all that excited to see Oogee Wawa perform at Napper Tandy’s, on November 20, 2015. As was obvious by the huge crowd that turned out, many people would disagree with my opinion on this genre of music.

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Adam Ferrara Performs at Governor’s, on November 14, 2015

On November 14, 2015, ecstatic fans waited in line outside of Governor’s Comedy @ McGuire’s on what felt like one of the coldest days that we have experienced this year. None of the patrons seemed to mind though, except for the few people that walked toward us, slightly shaking their heads in protest as they did a 180 and returned to the warmth of their cars.

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The B-52s Perform at The Space at Westbury, on January 30, 2015

Everybody knows the songs – they were a staple of the ’80s and ’90s, spouting timeless party music that is both classic and relevant without overstaying its welcome. It was a safe bet that The Space would be as packed as it was, with the crowd as predicted (gay guys and middle-agers, with a smattering of the rest, of course).

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Truth in Transit Performs at Ollie’s Point, on August 29, 2012

Following Graham Capobianco, of Patchogue, can be a challenge. He has always been a talented musician, but sadly the bands he works with never seem to pan out. As featured before in Perpetual Toxins (“The Article That New Music Built”), Capobianco was in Our Own Ghosts, where the other members of the band apparently kicked him out, regardless of the fact that he was the one that started that group – but that is OK, as it is their loss.

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Econoline Performs at Mr. Beery’s, on June 10, 2011

Mirroring his oft/goofy demeanor, Tom took to the mic and guitar wearing a Devin Townsend T-shirt adorned with Bender from Futurama, with a gnarly beard sprouting from his always grinning face. He spat out a welcoming comment before screaming out something a little less pleasing, with the sweat beginning to pour off his brow that never ceased until the set was over, while the grin slowly disappeared as the songs spewed out.

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