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!



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.


Being an intern definitely has its perks, one of them having to listen to music and write about it. Fun and easy, even more so when we’re talking about Brooke Moriber.

The singer, songwriter, and actress has been praised for her “clarion voice” and ability to command attention on whatever stage she’s performing on. Moriber’s voice and look are reminiscent of pop/rock sensations Amy Lee (of Evanescence), Kelly Clarkson, and Avril Lavigne, but her sound remains original and different from anyone topping the charts right now, which gives her a chance to take her rightful spot among today’s biggest names.

Brooke’s single, ‘Fire’ features powerhouse vocals and clean production. For a first release, it sounds like it’s coming from an artist who’s been on the charts for years. ‘Fire’ is sure to make a solid first impression on its listeners.

Her mature voice and raw talent make for a sensational combination. She’s performed in multiple shows as an actress and singer, she’s had music placed in soundtracks, she’s landed commercial spots, she’s performed in venues with her band, and the next step is becoming a pop music household name- should be an easy feat.

Brooke Moriber will be performing in New York City at Rockwood Music Hall on October 26th and her song Fire is currently available for streaming and download. Take a listen. When she sings “I feel inspired”, maybe you will, too!