Life on Long Island
Once Labor Day 2012 has come and gone, we can look forward to a new autumn, a new school year, a new set of holidays to shop for and everything else that arrives hand-in-hand with a change of seasons. However, there are a couple of dance parties set for the coming holiday weekend that involve taking it back, with music more likely found around Labor Day 1992, or even 1982.
On Saturday, Sept....Read more »
For all the budding bartenders, DJs, bottle service personnel, promoters and others seeking a gig on the club circuit, a new spot is set to open soon in Nassau County.
Calling itself Rumors, details about what it will have to offer are slim. However, it's impending existence is not a rumor as the sign for the budding club is already in place – only feet from another posted banner, for Oz,...Read more »
When looking over the concert calendar of The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett (161 Main St. Amagansett, NY 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com), many of the acts are usually known to most – whether it’s because the performers have lengthy, often-iconic catalogs, or because the bands scheduled are local favorites, seen frequently at various venues throughout the year.
However, on Thursday, Aug....Read more »
With Labor Day fast approaching, it may seem a bit late to re-examine the Hamptons scene, but if your goal is to hit the busiest, most heavily-partying sections of the East End – make sure to keep Amagansett in mind. And furthermore, no worries if you can’t make it until the summer’s done, for things there tend to stay busy well past the end of the warm weather.
To begin, when discussing nightlife...Read more »
Ever since the now-dissolved Silk Ultralounge in Hauppauge shut its doors to begin the summer of 2012, only to soon emerge during the coming autumn as the second incarnation of “Wall Street” (this venue called itself that previously, before 2004), the nightlife scene has been buzzing on what to expect. The club’s Facebook page has generously provided mid-construction photos and updates, and now...Read more »
Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park has always been a great lane for both nightlife and dining (with The Good Life, Sancho's Cantina and Grill and Woody’s all within walking distance of each other), and as of last month, Maggie’s on Park (1020 Park Blvd., 516-798-1555, maggiesonpark.com) quietly joined the scene – quietly, but with great potential – as so far it has been presenting good times of many...Read more »
It’s quite a strange fact: while so many Manhattanites and Brooklyn hipsters have made the Hamptons their summer home – the booming indie music scene of NYC has not really been included, with South Fork spots either using mostly local musicians or DJs for entertaining purposes.
However, of all the many clubs, lounges, eateries and other venues on the East End that feature live music,...Read more »
It was November 2011 when country music fans got the news: Matty T’s Roadhouse was back.
After serving Long Island as one of the few -- if not only -- venues dedicated to country music, line dancing and live bands playing the boot-scoot boogie for almost three decades, this Deer Park honky-tonk., at 356 Commack Rd., had closed its doors a month before only to return to provide the same...Read more »
When it comes to celebrity-spotting in The Hamptons, catching rock and roll Hall of Fame member, musical icon and native Long Islander Billy Joel going about his day is not all that rare. Performing his music live however is not something he’s regularly doing, but for fans of “The Piano Man,” there is an opportunity coming up this weekend to catch a proper tribute to his signature sound and catalog...Read more »
Is it that time already?
The summer of 2012, memorable for its new spots, hot temperatures and full-capacity parties is . . . almost over. Every year, those who make nightlife a priority cringe at the thought that the season is coming to a close — but as the month of August is at its halfway point, it seems like the inevitable is rapidly approaching.
Another sign is the arrival of the...Read more »