Another Awesone LI Band You Probably Don’t Know…


While I’m on the subject of broken up, unknown Long Island bands…

On the Might of Princes, unfuckingbelievable.


The Best Long Island Band You Probably Never Heard


A small part of the reason I started this was to promote Long Island music. I’ve always loved the music scene where I come from, powerful melodic punk music all over the place, with touches of reggae and an impressive underground rap scene. I mean come on, Busta Rhymes? Erik B. and Rakim? Aesop Rock, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday. One of my favorite bands though, a band I have clung to since high school, through changing music tastes and a plethora of new artists, is a band that never got to see the mainstream, I don’t know if they ever tried to. I’ve posted them here before, I’m sure of that, but I was listening to their last album on the bus today, and couldn’t help but dropping a few tunes on here. Check it out people, the one, the only, Crime in Stereo. Gives me chills, seriously. Wish I got to see them live before they broke up…


A Tribute to The Crazy Donkey


Heard today that the Crazy Donkey, in Farmingdale, NY is closing. I used to rip on that place all the time, but really, I had some of my better high school memories there as well. Countless times I’ve moshed in front of that stage and bought those over priced Red Bulls. Once I was even hanging with one of the bands playing a set later that evening, and joyfully watched as they snuck in through the back and raided the place for alcohol. It might have been a guido haven on those club nights, but, those countless nights when bands like Long Island favorite Patent Pending, or a slew of other homegrown famous artists such as Taking Back Sunday, are a significant portion of my priceless high school memories. Apparently it is set to reopen as a sports themed bar with skimpily dressed waitresses. I love sports and I love skimpily dressed women, but can they really replace such precious nights? Well…maybe, but still, football and sex will never replace giant conga lines led by Mike and Joe Ragosta, through the bar out the door and back on to the stage to ‘Cheer Up Emo Kid’. So here is a tribute to that bar on Route 110 next to the mini golf complex where so many memories were made.


An Allusion to Italy


Probably tied with Brand New for favorite band out of Long Island. Life begins with LI. peace.