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Long Island Sounds December 2019

Celebrating the  diversity of

the Local Music Scene!




Frank Winesap of Ballyhoo, NY 

(located somewhere near the Big Duck) says: 

"Shazam!  Ever since I joined the 

LI Sounds Mailing List 

I never miss a show by my favorite bands!"

1st - Toys For Autism

Sponsored by the Long Island Blues Society

& the NY Sportscene Children's Foundation

89 North 

Patchogue, NY

2PM - The Kane Daily Band 

3PM - The Johnny Mac Band 

4PM - Sweet Suzi 

5PM - Phil Varca & The SlamJammers 

In addition to the live music, there's going to be food, raffles, and even SANTA!!!! Bring a new, unwrapped toy. Can't get to the store? Don't worry, a $20 donation will help SASI achieve their goals as well!  So mark your calendars. We need you to comedown and make a great Christmas for the families helped by SASI. Everybody on Long Island knows someone affected by autism. So let's come together as Long Islanders, listen to some great down-home blues music, have a beer or two, and help SASI make a difference this Christmas season.

1st - Interplay Jazz Orchestra 


Islip, NY

The Interplay Jazz Orchestra returns to Treme to perform their original compositions and arrangements for big band including many of their holiday charts!   Expect a night of awesome souinds!  Showtime: 7 pm - 10 pm.

1st - Jim Moran's Sunday Funday Open Jam 

Station Pub 

Sayville, NY

Jim Moran, a longtime player on the LI music scene, hosts a lively open jam EVERY SUNDAY at the Station Pub in Sayville.  Expect the unexpected!  Showtime: 3 pm.

1st - Mike Hodson Group 

Sunday Jazz @ Katie's 

Katie's of Smithtown 

Smithtown, NY

Jazz standards Great American song book!  The Mike Hodson Group kicks things off & and after that, they invite guests to sit in.  Pro-Jam singers and players welcome!  Showtime: 7 pm - 9 pm.

1st - Johnny Mac & Dave Ice 

Giacomo Jack's 

Amityville, NY

Wrap up your Thanksgiving weekend at Giacomo Jack's!  Johnny and Dave will be taking requests!  Showtime: 5 pm - 8 pm.

1st - Free Grass Union 

Blue Point Brewery 

Patchogue, NY

Don't miss the Last show of the year for Free Grass Union with 3 sets of music at Blue Point Brewery!  Showtime: 2 pm - 6 pm.

1st - The Tone Healers 

Bartini Bar  Babylon, NY

The Tone Healers (6 piece jazz band) will be playing modern jazz standards and some originals. Set 1 will be the Tone Healers originals & their own take on modern jazz standards. Sets 2 & 3 will be open mic for musicians and vocalists. $5. cover. No cover for open mic participants.  Showtime: 7:30 pm - 11 pm.

2nd - Funk Filharmonik

34th Anniversary Show!

The Warehouse

Amityville, NY

Funk Filharmonik, Long Islands foremost high energy band, brings their soul groove to The Warehouse for their 34th Annual Funksgiving Celebration! Their fiery five piece horn section, tight rhythmic vibe and sheer energy has attracted musicians and music lovers alike for almost two decades. So whether it is your first time or your 34th time, come enjoy the talent that is known as the Funk Filharmonik.  Showtime: 6 pm - 11 pm.

2nd - Fiddles and Bells: A Seahorse Christmas Spectacular 

Cowgirl Seahorse 

259 Front St 


The best way to get in the mood for the holiday season is an evening of traditional and non-traditional holiday tunes from your favorite Seahorse Monday night artists. It's Fiddles and Bells, a Seahorse Christmas Spectacular!  Showtime: 6 pm - 11 pm.

Featured Artists:

Nicholas Horner 
Phil Gammage 
Bobby Blue 
Little Embers 
Christian Apuzzo 
Snowy Mountain Sisters 
Chris Lowe 
Barry Komitor 
The Hippy Nuts 
Richard Garber and Friends 
Sam Dallas Trio 
Olivia and the Significant Others 
The Crusty Gentlemen 
Casey Soloff 
Bears of Alaska

3rd - Original Gossip Band 

Original Music Showcase 

KJ Farrells 

Bellmore, NY

Join Original Gossip for an all Original Music night!  Kudo's to KJ Farrells for their continued support of Long Island's original music artists!  Showtime: 7:30 pm.

4th - Steve Welner 

North Shore Original Open Mike Series 

Finley's On Green Street 

Huntington, NY

Steve Welner, songwriter & leader of the Americana combo The WellDiggers, will be the featured performer at Northshore Original Open Mic series aka NOOM.  Kudos to the folks @ NOOM for providing an opportunity for all of the great local songwriters to have their original songs heard.  Showtime: 8:30.

4th - Super Electric & Friends

Every Wednesday Jam


Patchogue, NY

Kick it at The Que with Super Electric & Friends every Wednesday night! You never know who they're going to bring with em to jam out, don't miss it!  Showtime: 8 pm - 11 pm.

5th - Brother Dave  Alibi

Speakeasy & Lounge 

Farmingdale, NY

Brother Dave is a guitarist/vocalist whose passionate and eclectic style defies categorization.  Catch him at this intimate watering hole in Farmingdale.  Showtime: 8 pm - 11 pm.

5th - Harmonica Bill & Marked Deck 

Big Daddy's Restaurant 

Massapequa, NY

Harmonica Bill & Marked Deck, a lively blues combo, continues their first Thursday of the Month residency at this popular eatery in Massapequa.  Come on down and get your blues fix with this rowdy crew!  Showtime: 6:30 pm - 9 pm.

6th - Kane Daily  (solo show)

Kelly's Ale House 

Bohemia, NY

Blues artist, Kane Daily, goes O Solo Mio at Kelly's Ale House so put on your Santa suit and come on down and catch the sounds!  Showtime: 7:30 pm.

6th - Russ Seeger & Steve Kaplan 

Bayou Jones 

Merrick, NY

Russ Seeger and Steve Kaplan, members of the popular combo, The League of Naughty Cubists, perform an evening of Americana music at this newly refurbished eatery in Merrick.  Showtime: 7 pm.

6th - Merry Noise-Mas 

One Eye Jacks 

Bethpage, NY

MSE, aka Local Long Island Music & Art, presnets Merry Noise-Mas, presents a cavalcade of music featuring 4 cool combos!  Expect a night that will be like freshly wrapped presents for your ears!  $10 cover.  Showtime: 8 pm.

Featured Bands:

Brian Kish's Lounge Pants 
Human Host 
Medicine Fish

6th - Foster Europe Band 

Greenport Brewery 

Greenport, NY

The Foster Europe Band brings their inventive and unique mixture of original blues, slide, rock, jazz and classical sounds to a cool brewery in Greenport.  Showtime: 6 pm - 8 pm.

6th - WLNG's Rockabilly Christmas 2019

Suffolk Theater  Riverhead, NY

If the house is a rocking... then it must be Christmas! Get ready for a Rockabilly Xmas like none other!  Join Sun Records' last recording artist -- madman Jason D Williams on piano, often compared to his friend and mentor Jerry Lee Lewis; Gene Casey - the East End's prodigal Rockabilly King; and Prentiss McNeill, member of the Drifters for 30 years for WLNG’s Rockabilly Christmas 2019.  Tickets: $39, 45, 49.  Doors, Bar, & Restaurant open at 6:30. Call ahead to reserve your discounted price-fixe meal!  Note: There is a $10 food and beverage minimum per person at all tables.  Showtime: 8 pm

6th - The Cocktails 

Sonny's Canal House 

Baldwin Harbor, NY

The Cocktails, that dirty little rock band whose motto is "it's about havin' a good time", performs at Sonny's Canal House.  Showtime: 8 pm.

7th - First Saturdays: Phil Ochs Song Night 

Folk Music Society of Huntington 

30 Washington Dr 

Centerport, NY

Phil Ochs Song Night: Hosted by Sonny Ochs — Performers include Greg Greenway, Reggie Harris, Tom Prasada-Rao, and Pat Wictor.  Phil Ochs was an American troubadour who passionately believed that he and his music could help change the world. Many of his songs became anthems for the anti-war movement during the turbulent 1960s, and his music continues to influence and inspire songwriters today – more than 40 years after his death. Among his best-known songs are “Changes,” “I Ain’t Marching Anymore,” “Small Circle of Friends,” “There But For Fortune,” and “When I’m Gone.” Since 1983, Sonny Ochs, Phil’s sister, has been producing Phil Ochs Song Nights that feature talented artists who perform both Phil’s songs and their own to show that the art of topical songwriting is still alive and well. FMSH has presented several of these and is delighted to welcome Sonny Ochs back to host another one. Showtime: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm.

7th - Caroline Doctorow 

East hampton Library 

East Hampton, NY

Join one of America's finest champions of folk music, Caroline Doctorow, for an uplifting holiday concert filled with seasonal songs that people of all ages and backgrounds will enjoy!  Showtime: 1 pm - 2:30 pm. 


7th - Carrie & The Cats 

Stephen Talkhouse 

Amagansett, NY

Carrie and The Cats are a soul/rock band from Long Island, New York. Led by the incredible talent of vocalist Carrie Lynn Wicks.  The band channels the soul and passion of classic acts like the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, and Aretha Franklin, while adding a new-school flair reminiscent of Amy Winehouse and John Mayer Trio.  Showtime: 7 pm.


7th - Monsoon Groove 

Fadeley's Deli Pub 

Patchogue, NY

Monsoon Groove, a combo that channels a wide variety of sounds that include Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Groove and Improvisational Jams!, continues their First-Saturday-of-the-Month residency at this popuar watering hole in Patchouge.  Showtime: 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm

7th - The Flat Leavers 

American Cheese 

Sayville, NY

The Flat Leavers return to American Cheese, a New American eatery, for a lively evening of music, food, & drinks!  From the FlatLeavers Facebook Page: "Dumb, fun, acoustic versions of your favorite songs played by Idiots!"  Huzzah!  Showtime: 8 pm.

7th - Back On Bourbon Street 

Martha Clara Vineyards 

Riverhead, NY

Back On Bourbon Street brings their New Orleans groove to a beautiful winery in Riverhead.  My life philosophy is: It's never too early to start getting ready for Mardi Gras!  Showtime: 3 pm - 6 pm

7th - Shecky & The Twangtones 

Bobbique  Patchogue, NY

Rolling right back to one of their favorite venues, Shecky & The Twangtones will be bringing their "retro surf,reggae & soul jam music for all " to this fantastic BBQ joint in Patchogue so come on down...this electric quartet will be ready!  Showtime: 9 pm - Midnight.

7th - The Pickled Peppers Jazz Band 

Butterfields Hauppauge

Hauppauge, NY

Admit it you love a classic Jazz Band! The Pickled Peppers are a dynamic ensemble that covers lots of musical ground: Jazz, Blues, Latin, Mardi Gras Music, Traditional Jazz, Rock and Roll, Dinner music and more!  Showtime: 9 pm - Midnight.

7th - Zanti Misfits 

Charlotte's Speakeasy 

Farmingdale, NY

The Zanti Misfit performs an eclectic blend of musical genres that include Funk, Classic rock,Rocking blues, Blues, Jazz, Jazz Fusion , Cajun, Zydeco ,Calypso , Ska and Reggae.  Showtime: 8 pm - Midnight.  Note: be sure you check the club's website for the password of the week; you'll need it to gain entrance to the venue.

8th - Gissel Garcia Band

The Cuban

Patchogue, NY

The Gissel Garcia Band is an original band that is fronted by the powerful vocals of Gissel Garcia; their music is influenced by various genres that include Rock, Reggae, Latin Music, Funk and Pop. The Mexican roots of Gissel, in combination with the native New Yorkers influence, make for a musical fusion that hasn’t been heard before.  Catch them at The Cuban; a unique eatery that serves up tasty traditional Cuban cuisine along with cool libations and the best in Cuban & Latin live entertainment.  Showtime: 6:30 pm.

8th - Joe Vicino's Annual JTCF Toy Drive  

The Warehouse 

Amityville, NY

Joe Vicino's Annual Toy Drive to Benefit The John Theissen's Children's Foundation, "Toys For Sick Children" , you can read about John's Story & what this great organization does for children at,,, The Line Up is some Long Island's Finest Musicians Getting together to raise toys for Boys & Girls in Hospitals right here on Long Island, it's local! Donation is an unwrapped unopened toy for a girl or boy a $20 toy can go a long way for these kids. Fill Up Your Karma Cup!  Showtime: 3 jpm - 9:30 pm.

Here's the stellar lineup of artists:

Dave Christian Project 3:00 
Josh Allen Band 3:30 
Blue Roots 4:00 
Pam Betti 4:30 
Shecky & The Twangtones 5:00 
The Welldiggers 5:30 
Joe Vicino 6:00 
Sweet Suzie 6:30 
The Affordables 7:00 
Jim Treutlein 7:30 
Mark Newman 8:00 
Blue Velvo 8:30

11th - Biscuit Kings & The Mike Barry Band 

My Father's Place @ The Roslyn Hotel 

Roslyn, NY

Come on down for a night of rowdy rock & roll music with The Biscuit Kings; an Americana blues rock band featuring Dave "Slippery Fingers" Filloramo (Lead Guitar), Johnny "the Jellyroll Joyboy" Pierre (Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar), Jeff "Shadow Groove" Goldstein (Bass / Vocals), "Professor" Mark Mancini (Keyboards) and Michael "The Commodore" Leuci (Drums & Percussion).  Opening the show is the fabulous Mike Barry Band, a combo that combines tight 3-minute pop tunes with all the right elements of roots/Americana music: country, rockabilly, blues, and folk are found here with a slightly twisted sense off-the-wall humor. It's gonna be a night to remember folks!  Doors open @ 6 pm.  Showtime: 8 pm.


11th Johnny Mac Band

Treme  Islip, NY

Johnny and his rowdy gang will be rockin' it at Treme!  Expect some tasty Vintage Blues, as well as some rock n roll, and everything in between...Check out the Craft cocktails and full unique menu!  Showtime: 8 pm - 11:59 pm.

11th - The Dead Ringers 

The Warehouse  Amityville, NY

Originally put together as a random group of musicians for a Sunday afternoon jam in 2015, it quickly became apparent to band and audience alike that there was something special going on. The Dead Ringers are best known for moving in new directions from Dead and bluegrass inspired jamming to straight ahead rock and blues!  Showtime: 8 pm - 11 pm.

11th - Wonderous Stories 

KJ Farrells 

Bellmore, NY

Wonderous Stories continues their 10th year of residency on Wednesday nights at KJ Farrells, a true to life rock & roll bar in Bellmore.  Showtime: 8 pm - 11:15 pm.

12th - Danny Kean 

Bistro 72 

Riverhead, NY

Danny Kean brings his R&B blue-eyed soul groove to Bistro 72, a casually elegant restaurant and lounge located in the newly opened Hotel Indigo East End.  Showtime: 6 pm.

12th - 4 Amigos 

Beau's Bar 

Greenlawn, NY

The Four Amigos is an Americana combo comprised of seasoned LI veteran players who lay down a relaxed repertoire of Dylan, the Dead, assorted country tunes as well as some well written original material.  The band features Russ Seeger, John Mecurio, Lee Shonik and Jeff “Shadow Groove” Goldstein.  Be sure to catch them at this lively Dead Head enclave.  Showtime: 8 pm.

13th - Mighty Ramon & The Phantoms of Soul 

Still Partners  Sea Cliff, NY

Stop The Presses!  Mighty Ramon & the Phantoms of Soul return to Still Partners!  Expect an ultra cool combo playing big shakin' soul music all night long!  They've  been away for a while so look out!...they're itchin' to get ya twitchin'!  Showtime: 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm.

13th - 15th Annual Bad Mary Holiday Disaster 

Mr. Beerys  Bethpage, NY

All aboard for Mr. Beerys 5th Annual Bad Mary Holiday Disaster!  Come on out for a night of fun, music, and great grab bag gifts...Seriously, the grab bag gifts are amazing...You may get a can of beans!  4 great bands and all Mr. Beery's Has to offer!!!  We've also heard rumors that Santa Claus may be stopping by!!! 21+ only...$10 cover.

Featured Musical Artists:
Flak Jacket 
Bad Mary 
Crisis Crayons 

13th - The Maxwell Street Blues Band 

The Dawg Pound 

Levittown, NY

Come get your holiday blues fix as The Maxwell Street Blues Band makes its debut at The Dawg Pound. It’ll be a blue Christmas as we play some classic Chicago blues that’ll get your yuletide  booty shakin’. Who let the dawgs out? The Maxwell Street Blues Band- that’s who!  Showtime: 9 pm

13th - The Almost Brothers Band 

The Warehouse   

Amityville, NY

The Allmost Brothers Band is a progressive tribute act honoring the tradition of the legendary Allman Brothers Band. Working within the framework of the incredible and vast song book of the ABB, The Allmost Brothers inject something new, fresh and exciting into the material. In a matter of words: high level musicianship, authentic improvisational interplay, dedication to the high octane performance.  Opening the show is the Lynrd Skynrd combo, Free Bird.  Free Bird showtime: 7 pm  Almost Bros Band Showtime: 10 pm.

13th - Professor Louie & The Crowmatix 

My Father's Place @ The Roslyn Hotel 

Roslyn, NY

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix are a combo that channels the music of the band along with select soiunds of the 60's & 70's.  Be sure to catch them at My Father's Place where they will be performing A Celebration of Rick Danko!  Showtime: 8 pm.


13th - Carrie McQuade 

Farrell's Bar & Grill 

West Islip, NY

Carrie McQuade, a tour de force chanteuse who is best known for her strength, soul and style in her vocalizing. performs at Farrell’s Bar & Grill in West Islip.  Showtime: 8:30 pm.

13th - 45 RPM presents C'mon Get Happy! 

Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall 

Wantagh, NY

45rpm presents C'mon Get Happy, a tribute to 1970's AM radio. Expect all of the happy and fun hits that you can't help but sing along with they come on the radio...Shazam!  Showtime: 8 pm - 10 pm.

13th - Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks 

Giacomo Jack's 

Amityville, NY

The 2nd Friday of the month is SHARK'S NIGHT at Giacomo Jack’s!  There's no cover charge and lots of cool rockabilly sounds!  Showtime: 9 pm.

13th - J Haus Band 

Oakdale Brew House 

Oakdale, NY

The J Haus Band's motto is as follows: "Providing the premier LIVE music experience from Manhattan to Montauk and BEYOND!"  Fasten your seat belts folks!  Showtime: 9:30 pm - 12:30 am.

14th - The Hideaways 

Charlotte's Speakeasy 

Farmingdale, NY

The Hideaways, who have been making waves with their new album The Lost Tapes Vol 1, return to this historic venue that was once an actual speakeasy during the Prohibition era.  For those who are not familiar with Charlotte’s Speakeasy: In keeping with the old-timey Speakeasy tradition, in order to get into the club, you will need to grab the “password of the week” which is available on the venue's website...ooh la la!.  Doors open at 7 pm.  Note: come early; the place is small and they only let 125 people in at a time!

14th - Sound Effects Presents: The 3rd Annual Island of Misfit Toys Toy Drive 

Shakers Pub 

Oakdale, NY

Come on down and be part of the Shakers Pub third annual toy drive featuring Blueblack playing a full set of Misfits covers with Sam Hoyos of Playing Dead on vocals, in addition to cover sets of The Jam by Radio Days, Sonic Youth by Brief Sex, The Stooges by The Rustkickers, Flipper by Splatterhouse, and possibly more!!! Admission is one new, unwrapped toy. Let’s get some toys together for some kids who need them!!!  Showtime: 8 pm - 2 am.

14th - Richard Lanahan & Pete Mancini 

Prost Grill 

Garden City, NY

Be sure to catch this special show which features two of LI's prominent Americana singer-songwriters swapping songs and stories at this relaxed bar & grill.  Free admission  Showtime: 7 - 10 pm

14th - Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys 

Eclectic Cafe 

Huntington, NY

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-a-longs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show. Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, NC, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years." Byrd shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make the world such a big place. Jonathan joins us again after appearing at The Eclectic Cafe solo on 10.09.04 during season 5. For The Pickup Cowboys, Jonathan is joined on drums by Austin McCall, and musical renaissance man Johnny Waken on guitar, saw, and mandolin. Unitarian Society 28 Brentwood Rd. Bay Shore. Open mic 7:30, feature performer 8:30 pm. Admission $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to our in-house food bank.   Showtime: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm.

Please Note that after 20 seasons the Eclectic Café is closing up shop. This December show will be the last Eclectic Café. We wish to thank all the featured performers and open mic performers who have graced our stage over the years. And of course, we thank you our audience, who have supported us for so long and made it all possible.

14th - Blues Craft 

An NYC Live Music Series 


300 West 116th St 


Blues Craft is a live music series in NYC. We are focused on musicians who perform blues, country, rockabilly, blue grass, swing, and other American roots music styles.  This time around they're offering up a great lineup of blues, alt country, soul, and Americana music featuring some of NYC's best songwriters. Doors open at 5:30 pm. NO cover charge..

Featured Artists

6pm Nat Myers 
7pm Bobo & the Blue and Lonesome Two 
8pm Brad Vickers 
9pm The Next

14th - The Brother Pluckers 

The Fork & Fiddle 

Port Jefferson, NY

The Brother Pluckers, a combo widely known for performing acoustic jams for your plucking pleasure, bring their groove to Port Jefferson's newest venue, The Fork & Fiddle.  This new establishment is the latest project from the folks at Prohibition Port Jefferson and East Main and Main.  Showtime: 7 pm - 10 pm.

14th - Phil Gammage Quartet 

American Trash  NYC

The Phil Gammage Quartet bring their rocking blues and soul to American Trash, one of the upper east side's most popular bars.  The fun starts at 10 pm and the band will be playing two long sets until 12:30am-ish with special guests. No cover!  Be there or be square baby! 

14th - Dave Christian 

Union Cantina 

Southampton, NY

Dave Christian is a singer-songwriter whose style traverses a wide variety of musical terrain. From his 60's and 70's Hard Rock roots he has touched upon and expanded into folk, country, blues, and improvised psychedelic. Dave's unique and powerful voice has been compared to artists such as Ian Anderson, Dennis DeYoung, and Getty Lee.  Showtime: 8:00 pm

14th - Blue Roots 

Jessie's On The Water 

Oceanside, NY

Calling all blues hounds!  This hot combo always delivers a tasty mix of Blues, Funk and Soul.  Showtime: 8 pm - 11:55 pm.

14th - T-Bird & The Buzzards 

The Local Tavern 

Levittown, NY

T-Bird & The Buzzards are a really FUN acoustic trio playing a few not so surprising, and many very unexpected favorite tunes from every genre and decade, for your listening pleasure!  Showtime: 9 pm - Midnight

14th - Bryan Gallo & His Band 

Brewers Collective  Beer Company

Bay Shore, NY

On Saturday, December 14th, Bryan and his Band will be helping you to celebrate "The most wonderful time of the year" by performing a mix of B.G. originals, choice cover songs, and Holiday favorites at the Brewers Collective in Bayshore, NY. There will also be additional Christmas/Holiday themed merriment as well as this performance will be occurring in tandem with TBC’s annual Holiday Party. And as always, The Brewer's Collective will be offering a stellar selection of Craft Brews on tap. Showtime: 7pm doors / 7:30pm show / Free Admission / 21+

15th Gail Storm Duo 

Sunday Brunch @ Grasso's 

Grasso's  Restaurant

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

If you're looking for a place that will take an edge off of your Holiday Stress, check out Sunday Brunch at Grasso's; a cool eatery that offers up tasty music as played by Gail Storm and Danny Mannix.  Showtime: Noon - 6 pm.

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