Sunday, May 13, 2012

The smoking debut of Sinner's Prayer.

Long Island has again spawned another great band going by the name of Sinner's Prayer. I was fortunate enough to be invite to their debut show at LuLu's Pub in Port Jefferson. Sinners Prayer consists of some of Long Islands most talented musicians currently on the scene today. Fronting the band is Scott Oliva on vocals. Scott can also be seen fronting Live After Death a premier Iron Maiden tribute band. On guitar is Charle Grosso a well rounded gifted player. Laying down the low end is Russ Zutto on bass who can also be seen playing with JRad. And rounding out the band is Gary Worrell on drums. You can catch Garry behind the kit with Mudcat playing the LI area.
 But tonight is all about Sinner's Prayer they took too the stage Opening the show with the song Outsider by supergroup Black Country Communion. Mixing in original songs with covers just about every other one in their nine song set turned out to be a very good move . I was happily surprised when they played a rare Badland's song called Healer. A highlight of the night was an original song called Feel It Now. If you were to ask me I'd choose that as the first single off their CD (hopefully there is one in the works?). What was also a pleasant surprise was the addition of the famous guitar solo and drum solo that bands don't seem to do anymore. Sinner's Prayer are reminiscent of rock bands of the 70's such as Rainbow and Deep Purple. These of course are only influences you can hear in their music they of course have a sound all their own. In closing I felt like I was at an arena rock show tonight. The band interacted with the audience and kept the evening flowing without long pauses in between songs. Which from a spectators point of view was well appreciated. I look forward to seeing a long future from this band. As of now you can facebook the individual members to keep up to date on their various projects. You can also friend the band at to keep track of this killer band.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

"89 North" Long Islands newest premier music venue.

So I finally got down to Long Islands newest music venue called 89 North Music Venue located at 89 North Ocean Ave, Patchogue NY. Welcoming you from the side of the road is the venues brightly lit sign with the number 89 in a bright red star attached to the side of this multi level brick building. Stepping inside you are greeted by a flight of stairs opening up to a spacious room to the left is the bar area and to the right is the stage. To the back of the space you have an upper level with seating and a view of the room and stage. This is not your ordinary LI club. This club was built and tailored for a live music. Equipped with a stage of the art lighting rig and sound system.
 Tonight I happen to come down for their original band Thursday and it was the eve of there first month in operation. Gracing the stage tonight was Tara Hack, Jebus and Heavy Duty Ego. I only got to stay for the first two bands. Tara Hack opened the show with her guitar and a rendition of Alanis Morissettes "Ironic". This girl can sing and play. Her voice melts sweetly in your ears just like a piece of sweet chocolate melts in your mouth. She is that good and maybe better. She shines on her originals as I think most artist do when performing their own material. To find out more about Tara you checkout her site at
 So in closing I was blown away by both the venue and Tara Hack tonight. I wish them both much success in the future.
 Bands looking to play 89 North Music Venue can contact them at their web site

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Earth Eatz Dog the final send off.

This was not just any Saturday night the date May 5th the night of the 2012 super moon, Cinco de Mayo and the farwell show to Long Island's own Earth Eatz Dog. Taking the stage to a packed house at Ollie's Point the boys wasted no time rocking the joint. For old time Earth Eatz Dog fans we were treated to fan favorites such as Alright, Get Over It and Klub Kidz just to name a few. For the new fans that I know they made tonight they will be sadden too know this was there last show together. I for one have been a fan for many years now. So it is with great sadness that they will perform no more. But it is comforting that their recorded music will live on forever. Every member of Earth Eatz Dog are very talented as a whole and individually. I know each member has other projects there working on. So fret not while we may have lost Earth Eatz Dog as a whole. We will now be treated to the future endeavors of these five talented musicians. Guys good luck to you all and I for one will miss being rocked by your infectious grooves.