Angie Marie Skirts Out the Island

Everybody needs a little classic rock ‘n’ roll country once in a while, and Pittsburgh, PA, to Long Island transplant Angie Marie, along with her band the Outskirts, is not afraid to give in to that craving. With an infallible band at her side, this twangy crooner can enchant with her beautiful voice and sweet lyrics. Angie Marie and the Outskirts’ debut CD, Gotta Start Somewhere, is a soulful and fun introduction to the bands winning homegrown style that would be sure to please.

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The Article That New Music Built

It’s worth experimenting, especially when it’s a couple of guys playing with each other… No, no, get your mind out of the gutter. When Graham Capobianco returned home to Patchogue from Massachusetts when his band broke up in February, he decided to start a new one. “I was very downtrodden and humbled… and I feel that defeat helped shape the culture that I’ve established in this band, [Our Own Ghosts (OOG),]” said Capobianco.

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Local DJ Still Ticking After Death of Radio X

Local radio DJ Jason Levine, known to his listeners as “The J,” had finally found a home that allowed him to effectively champion the local music scene, but now it’s been taken away from him. After stints at 1440 AM, WLIR, WNYG, the BONE and WALK, where Levine found that even those stations that had local music segments were often unwilling to consider playing bands he would bring to them, he found his niche with Radio X.

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Nolan Still Dreams of Broadway

Known for being a skilled athlete growing up in Rockville Centre rather than a singer, Matt Nolan kept secret his initial auditions for NBC’s Grease: You’re the One That I Want on October 27, 2006, at the Palace Theater in Manhattan. A recent graduate of SUNY Binghamton, Nolan was unsure of what he wanted to do with his life and spent the summer working at Pete’s Clam Bar in Island Park.

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Bayside Overcomes Its Grief

After a year-and-a-half since the van accident that killed its drummer John “Beatz” Holohan, and seriously injured bassist Nick Ghanbarian, hardcore band Bayside has finally released an album of new material, the aptly titled The Walking Wounded. A lot has changed for the band since that October 31, 2005, accident, which happened when the band’s van hit a patch of ice…

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Creating Horror From a Realistic Point of View

It’s just like a writer/director to shroud his life in mystery from birth. Scott Goldberg emerged from the unknown, leaving Texas with his adoptive parents to live in Glen Cove. It’s there where he now projects the horrifying images haunting his imagination onto the screen for public enjoyment. He developed his film production skills at Five Towns College, where he earned a B.A. in film and video.

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Lux Courageous Calls It Quits

Beloved indie rockers Lux Courageous might have called it quits last fall, but the band’s founder, P.J. Tepe, hasn’t turned his back on music yet; he’s just taking a little vacation. Having toured with Straylight Run, Dashboard Confessional and The Starting Line, Lux was on the verge of making it big. But the band, which has been a staple on the Long Island rock scene since Tepe first formed it…

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Miles to Dayton Gains Ground on Long Island

Long Island folkies Miles to Dayton are swimming like mad to stay afloat in a sea of hardcore, emo and pop-punk – and they’re ready to rock out a little bit more themselves. Miles to Dayton, named as a tribute to guitarist Jon Preddice’s grandfather Dayton, first formed as a trio out of the open mic scene on Long Island. Preddice hooked up with siblings Dave and Krista March, who respectively became guitarist and vocalist…

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