Monday, October 15, 2012

For Matt - For Penny

Back in July of 2012 the L.I. music scene lost a fantastic performer by the name of Matthew Dower of Revel 9. And last night at 89 North Music Venue friends / fans, family and bands gathered to pay tribute to Matt and help raise money for his daughter Penny. This is the first of three benefits to raise money for The Matthew Dower Memorial Fund to help secure aid for Penny's education fund. The next benefit will be Nov,16 at Mulchay's and Dec 16 at The Middle Island Beers Garden.
 I was not able to stay the entire night at 89 North but for the time I did spend it was obvious that Matt touch many people through his music and just being Matt. I believe his love of the scene and his showmanship onstage has rubbed off on us all. Remember time is short. Cherish your time on this earth and make it a better place. A shout out to all the bands that performed tonight Off The Turnpike, The Lost, Cosmos Moon, Finespun, I Ignite, Revel 9 and Ninjas Need Money.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The invasion of Lansdowne.

I got a heads up from Steve at 89 North Music Venue that they had a band from Boston rolling into town by the name of Lansdowne. Taking the stage to a packed house Lansdowne injected their high energy rock to the crowd and the crowd ate up every note. If you enjoy bands such as NickleBack and Saving Abel then Lansdowne will fit right into you ipod.  They were a very polished act with great stage presence and well crafted songs. Watching the crowds reaction they gain a room of new fans. A highlight of the night was a song called Watch Me Burn I've been humming this song in my head the past few days and in my book that's a sign of success.