Zebra- Hammerheads Reunion at Long Island’s Mulcahy’s Pub

Club Loaded always has exciting events lined up at some of Long Island’s favorite bars and venues. Coming up in the New Year, Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall will be hosting a night of classic, 80’s rock n’ roll starring ZEBRA- A Hammerheads Reunion with Vixen opening up for them.

The band started out doing covers and quickly evolved their sound, eventually landing a deal with Atlantic Records through which they released their debut album in 1983.

The special event will consist of the band performing their debut album in its entirety.

For more information, see this link.

For tickets, click here.

 

Helping Out After the Hurricane- Benefit Concert in Jamesport, NY for Hurricane Relief in Haiti

This coming weekend, performers will come together in Jamesport, NY in support of Hurricane Relief after the recent destruction that occurred in Haiti.

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Artists Kim Vogels, Cass Dillon, and Mariel- among others- will come together at an evening of food, drinks, and music to support the efforts of Riverhead-based doctor, Bellamy Brook who set up a health clinic in Haiti in 2014. Brook traveled to the clinic in light of recent events and has seen first hand the poverty and poor conditions that the people of Haiti have been living in only made worse by two natural disasters hitting the island close together.

It’s always refreshing to see musical artists help out however they can. And why not attend? There are complimentary drinks, delicious Italian food, and great music- all for a good cause.

More info can be found here.

This weekend, I was able to get back to one of my favorite Long Island spots, Revolution Bar and Music Hall. Friday night the venue hosted a handful of acts, ranging from acoustic and soulful to pure rock n roll and classic, upbeat pop.

Vista (pictured in the second of the 2 pictures below) brought vibrant, loud energy to the room with their vocalist’s powerful voice and wild dance moves. Her charisma really held the audience’s attention and made it hard not to check them out.

The headliners of the event, The Weekend Riot, showcased their ability to not only write their own catchy tunes, but put their own special twist on popular covers. They made the audience laugh and just as well brought a palpable, fun energy into the place.

Revolution is a great venue for bands like this. It gives locals a chance to perform in front of the headlining acts plus helps build exposure for the artists. I’m definitely looking forward to the next time I head out to Amityville for a show!

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As I’ve said before somewhere on this blog, there are definitely some perks to being an intern. One of those are the tons of events I have the option of attending. This passed weekend, I had the privilege of going to a show at Revolution Bar & Music Hall and “Kill the Light” at Chamber of Horrors.

My fun filled and busy weekend started on Friday night at Revolution in Amityville. Ice Nine Kills turned the place into their own high school prom to match the theme/name of the tour, “Hell in the Hallways”. Some fans came dressed in torn, bloodied gowns and suits to match the theme and the venue had signs hanging up encouraging attendees to “vote for your prom king and queen” and INK even performed in suits, starting their set with a Grease-inspired speech about leaving high school. From the first band’s opening song to the headliner’s, Ice Nine Kills, closing, the crowd was hype and moving. Local bands (and of course their loyal fans) showed up to tear the place up, and that they did! It was a fun show and of course it wouldn’t be the same anywhere else- Revolution just has the right kind of vibe and environment for heavier, harder bands like the six that performed there on Friday and offers a sense of community to the local music scene. The show made me miss the scene I’ve been a part of and I was also able to discover some new bands to listen to which is always a plus.

(Pictured below: Secrets; Out Came the Wolves; Sylar; Ice Nine Kills)

Skip to Sunday, and I was back out at Chamber of Horrors in Hauppauge. The haunted house attraction typically offers three different haunted houses, but on Sunday night they switch things up and combine all three- with every light out- and call it “Kill the Light”. When walking through, you’re only allowed a single glow stick per group. It’s safe to say I urged the couple in front of me to stay close and not forget about us in the back of the group! The jump-scares got me more than once or twice. The vibe of the place was only enhanced by the fun hosts in frightening costumes and awesome make up.

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I couldn’t have asked for a more exciting weekend! And I’m definitely looking forward to what my next event holds. 🙂

 

Mark Newman is Performing at The Paramount TONIGHT

Mark Newman is a seasoned singer/songwriter and performer and tonight he’ll be opening up for the Doobie Brothers at a famous Long Island venue, The Paramount.

Newman’s library of performances spans numerous other venues like B.B King’s, The Space at Westbury, Pig n’ Whistle. He’s played with names like John Oates of Hall and Oates, Willy DeVille, and Sam Moore. His experience as a singer, lyricist, performer, and sideman (session player) has lead him to travelling to many places around the world to perform and showcase his immense talent (how many people can say they play five different string instruments?).

Mark Newman’s sound is bluesy and reminiscent of older rock n’ roll, while remaining fresh and easy to listen to. The Doobie Brothers will be great on their own, but Newman is sure to bring a special flavor to tonight’s show at The Paramount!

Get tickets here (low ticket warning).

 

 

It’s Time for this Italian Pop Singer to Find Success Overseas

After competing on a popular Italian talent TV show, Io Canto, Alessandro Coli released his single “Sento Che” and the song quickly topped the Italian radio charts and stayed in the top 30 for over a month. Coli has since released an EP and more singles, including “Flames” and his most recent track, “I Betcha”.

Both singles are fun and feature smooth beats and interesting vocals. “Flames” has been called a “smokin’ club track” and Coli was able to put out an EP of remixes of the track.

His latest single, “I Betcha”, has garnered attention from MySpace (the video for the track premiered exclusively on the social media platform) and is an upbeat take on a failed romance.

Upon his recent arrival to New York, he will be performing at a few venues over the next few nights, tonight included! Catch him at:

  • Revel, tonight Thursday October 13th @ 9pm
  • Mio Posto in Oceanside, Friday October 14th @ 11pm
  • Aura nightclub, Saturday October 15th @ 11pm
  • The Emporium, Saturday October 15th @ 12am

Coli is very dedicated to his music and his success thus far will only push him further. Seeing any up and coming artist find success, especially so far from home, is exciting and I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of the singer!

For now, you can find his extremely catchy tunes on Spotify and iTunes.

 

“Funky Town” with Junior Marvin of Bob Marley’s Wailers and More to Celebrate Funk, Rock, and Reggae

As if the Nautical Mile wasn’t entertaining enough already, Tropix on the Mile is hosting “Funky Town- a Funk, Rock, and Reggae Celebration” presented by Terence Trend on Saturday, October 8th.

The event will be headlined by former lead guitarist of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Julian “Junior” Marvin. Marvin is recognized as a Paul Reed Smith endorsed artist and has years of experience playing music. Many other guests will also be performing, including Oogee Wawa, King Wellington, and Aqua Cherry among others.

The event will bring together attendees to celebrate the fusion of different kinds of music and enjoy a day and night out on the Mile.

For tickets, please click here.