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Joe Coss × Liquid Phase – “Bright Colors”

From 2005 to 2013, Joe Coss – singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Long Island based band Liquid Phase spent his days traveling from Long Island to downtown New York City to work as the Lead Mechanical Engineer on the new World Trade Center. His journey is chronicled in the band’s song “Bright Colors”, now available as a remastered single on Spotify and all the major services.

LISTEN TO BRIGHT COLORS ON SPOTIFY HERE:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2JM0LEqfWNEPX2aiQIOZmd

“Bright Colors” is an infectiously upbeat song which brings to light Coss’s love for both the city whose most triumphant landmark he’s had the privilege of erecting to the oceanside oasis that is Montauk, NY. This comes to light in the songs lyrics “See a row of purple roses live on the oceanfront // And the cliffs of Earth eroding slower than we have fun // When I climbed up the iron ladder the sky was the bluest one // Looking out as our friends were leaving just as the keg was done” and coming full-circle with “Look West as the sun sets, castle stands in our way // Out East there’s an orange moonrise, radar’s aimed our way”.

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The song – coupled with Coss’s diverse background (from his days as a Berklee College of Music student to his work in theoretical physics) and his relationship with legendary Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell – have made for an incredibly unique blend of infectious rock and pop. The band was invited by Brickell to rehearse in Simon’s home studio in Montauk while Joe also worked on Guitar Lead’s and Charts with Edie before receiving a prized gift – Edie’s custom Orange Electric Tom Anderson Guitar.

Liquid Phase, the NYC Rock Band from Montauk, is a five piece rock outfit featuring Coss on Vocals and Guitar, Jamie Grubb on Keyboards, Dan Zellan on Guitar and Vocals, Johnny Molinari on Bass, and Steve Collins on Drums. The band brought its diverse blend of colorful laid-back surf and skate beach music as well as its hard hitting electric rock and alternative sound to stages across the U.S., opening for guitar legend Slash of Guns n’ Roses and famed Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Now, as Joe and the band continues to write and perform throughout the NY area and all over Long Island – they’ll bring their unique sound to fans new and old!

To Check Out more of the Band’s Music, VISIT: Reverbnation.com/LiquidPhase1/Songs

For More on Liquid Phase, VISIT www.LiquidPhaseMusic.com

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TONIGHT Wednesday September 18th: Members of Living Colour, Blues Brothers, Ringo Starr and Billy Joel’s Band Perform For Jimi Hendrix Birthday at Felicia’s Jukebox LIVE at The Cutting Room

This Special Wednesday Night Jam Session Has Become the New Hot Spot for a Gathering of Famed Musicians, Actors and Influencers Each Week – Open to All!

CONFIRMED FOR TONIGHT: Felicia Collins of CBS Orchestra, Vernon Reid and Corey Glover from Living Color, Mark Rivera from The Billy Joel Band/Ringo Starr Band, Lee Finkelstein of The Blues Brothers Band, Shannon Conley, Danny Keane, Militia Vox, Queen V, Sophia Ramos, Jann Klose, Frank Gilchrest, Alec Shantzis, Bruce Edwards, Frank Gravis, Scott Yahaney and WHO KNOWS WHO ELSE WILL STOP BY…

Could be Comedian Bill Burr – drums, Paul Shaffer, Bill Murray, Chris Noth, Ben Vereen, Valerie Simpson, Julio Fernandez, Ilene Kristen, Dave Stewart, Comedy Central’s Wali Collins or others!

New York City has always had its share of hip performance rooms where on any given night you may end up rubbing shoulders with legends of music and film. Normally you have to be “in the know” to find these spots, and lately the landscape has been barren in this respect in general. Now, Felicia’s Jukebox LIVE has taken the torch and started the fire blazing again; creating an all star community jam which is truly open to all – happening every Wednesday night starting at 10:30pm at the legendary The Cutting Room 44 E 32nd St. New York, NY, 10016. www.thecuttingroomnyc.com 

Famous Musicians and Actors have been stopping down regularly, jumping up on stage to jam with other stars and local musicians alike in support of one of their own – professional musician and former vocalist/guitarist for the CBS Orchestra on The Late Show with David Letterman, Felicia Collins.

This week, they celebrate the birthday of arguably one of the best guitarists ever to strap one on, Jimi Hendrix – with a night of Hendrix songs performed by Felicia alongside Vernon Reid and Corey Glover from Living Color, Mark Rivera from The Billy Joel Band/Ringo Starr Band, Lee Finkelstein of The Blues Brothers Band, Shannon Conley, Danny Keane, Militia Vox, Queen V, Sophia Ramos, Jann Klose, Frank Gilchrest, Alec Shantzis, Bruce Edwards, Frank Gravis, Scott Yahaney and others, including local artists without a big name – yet! Come see tomorrow’s stars today performing alongside established musical artists (and actors who like to dabble in a little rock and roll) and immerse yourself in the culture of NYC entertainment.

Past guests to get up on stage with Felicia and her band The Throwdown:

Comedian Bill Burr – drums, Paul Shaffer, Bill Murray, Chris Noth, Ben Vereen, Valerie Simpson, Julio Fernandez, Ilene Kristen, Dave Stewart, Comedy Central’s Wali Collins to name a few. You really never know who will show up!

Prior to Late Show, Felicia was the lead guitarist and vocalist in Al Jarreau’s band and then a member of Cyndi Lauper’s band throughout her Hat Full Of Stars tour. As a member of Shaffer’s band, Felicia performed every year in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and has shared the stage with the likes of 50 Cent, Allman Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Ashford And Simpson, Barry White, Ben Harper, Billy Joel, Billy Bob Thornton, Bon Jovi, Bonnie Raitt, Candy Staton, Carol Burnette, Carrie Underwood, Cee-Lo, Chaka Khan, Chuck Berry, Dan Fogerty, Darlene Love, David Fathead Newman, David Sanborne, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Emmy Lou Harris, Faith Evans, Faith Hill, Foo Fighters, George Benson, Glen Frey, Green Day, Harry Connick Jr., Kathleen Battle, L.L. Cool J., Megadeth, Metallica, Little Richard, L.L.Cool J., James Brown, Jay-Z, Jeff Beck, Jef Lee Johnson, Joanie Mitchell, Joan Jett, Joan Osborn, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Kathleen Battle, Kris Kristofferson, Pharrell, Luther Vandross, GrandMaster Flash And The Furious Five, Martin Short, Liza Minelli, Luciano Pavorotti, Mary J. Blige, Martin Short, Marty Stuart, Narada Michael Walden, Nate Dog, Naughty By Nature, Ndea Davenport, N.E.R.D., Nile Rodgers, Nona Hendryx, Paul McCartney, Pete Townsend, Ray Benson, Ray Charles, Ringo Star, Rod Stewart, Salt N Pepa, Samuel L. Jackson, Jr., Siedah Garrett, Sheila E, Sheryl Crowe, Slash, Snoop Dogg, Spinners, Staple Singers, Stevie Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Tina Turner, Tito Puente, Tom Jones​, Tom Scott, Urge Overkill, Warren G, Warren Zevon, Weezer, The Wailers, Whitney Houston, Willie Nelson, Will Smith and so many more.

For more information on Felicia’s Jukebox and to get tickets, please visit: https://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/e/felicia-s-jukebox-live-72536357197 

For more information on The Cutting Room please visit: www.thecuttingroomnyc.com 

Deborah Lee Fong, 360 MAGAZINE

Deborah Lee Fong to Play Lead Role as Part of the Urban World Film Festival Live Screenplay Readings on Friday September 20th in NYC

Deborah Lee Fong to Play Lead Role as Part of the Urban World Film Festival Live Screenplay Readings on Friday September 20th in NYC

Veteran Actor/Dancer in Theater and on Television Brings Her Unique Talents to the Heart of New York for Special Performance at the 23rd Annual Festival

It was announced today that renowned Actress and Dancer Deborah Lee Fong will be appearing as Agnes in the production of “Secret Santa” during the Live Screenplay Readings as part of this year’s Urban World Film Festival. The event, presented by BET and in partnership with the Writers Guild of America East, is on the second day of the Festival, Friday September 20th from 11am – 1pm at The Paramount Screening Room in the Viacom Building, located at 1515 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10036. Learn more at www.urbanworld.org 

Known for her starring and supporting roles in “Footsteps” and “Footsteps 2” on PBS, the film “You and Your Decisions”, and countless national Theater productions, the energetic bilingual Panamanian American performer has been acting and dancing in theater/television for over 30 years. Versatile and engaging, she can seemingly play any character and also specializes in Salsa and pole dancing. Deborah is thrilled to be involved in this year’s festival as Agnes in “Secret Santa”.

The Urbanworld Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is one of the largest internationally competitive festivals of its kind. Each year, they curate a slate of films representing the broadest lens of diversity across stories, characters, themes, and cultures. Urbanworld is a five-day festival, anchored in film, showcasing narrative and documentary features, short films, spotlight screenings and conversations, and live staged screenplay readings. 

For More on The Urban World Film Festival, visit: www.urbanworld.org 

When We Dance The Music Dies

Moviegoers with a passion for psychological thrillers will welcome the return of “Fright Night” star William Ragsdale in director Anthony de Lioncourt’s new film, “When We Dance the Music Dies,” which takes moviegoers along on a riveting ride that will have them questioning the very nature of reality. Those film lovers are in for a special treat, if they also happen to share de Lioncourt’s nostalgic fondness for the 1980s horror classic, ”Fright Night!”

Watch the trailer on Vimeo here.

The new film features William Ragsdale, the star of that 1985 movie, in his return to the thriller genre that first brought him widespread fame. Eric Roberts also brings his intensity to this new film, following performances that have earned him three Golden Globe Award nominations (“King of the Gypsies,” “Star 80,” and “Runaway

Train”) and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor (“Runaway Train”) during his long and celebrated career. Rounding out the lead cast is Catherine Mary Stewart, who also developed a large and dedicated following thanks to her work in two 1980s films

that took moviegoers into the unknown – “The Last Starfighter” and “Night of the Comet.”

In writing the screenplay for “When We Dance the Music Dies,” Anthony de Lioncourt builds on the reality-distorting psychological themes that he featured in his two previous indie films, and he says he was inspired by a mysterious recent incident in the news that seemed to blur the line between reality and the supernatural. The story of the frantic search of a father [Tom Walton, portrayed by William Ragsdale] or his college-age daughter [Audrey Walton, portrayed by Theresa Moriarty], who vanishes under mysterious experiences – and the twists and turns of his journey leads him to

question his own sanity. The curious events portrayed in the film are inspired by a true story that captivated de Lioncourt – the odd circumstances surrounding the disappearance and tragic death of a young woman by the name of Elisa Lam.

As detectives worked to learn what had happened to the young woman, they found surveillance video of Ms. Lam acting bizarrely in an elevator in a Los Angeles hotel. When they saw that she had pressed every button in the elevator, in an apparently haphazard pattern,

investigators found that Ms. Lam and her friends were engaged in an activity known as “The Elevator Game” – an urban myth that originated in Asia and South Korea which promised those who played the game that they could “access an alternate dimension” by pressing

the buttons in an elevator in the “correct” sequence, and exiting on a particular floor. Ultimately, Ms. Lam’s body was found in the water tower atop that Los Angeles hotel, and the way that she met her demise is still unclear.

In “When We Dance the Music Dies,” the young woman’s father’s investigation leads him to an eccentric cult leader [Clayton Riggs, the cult leader, portrayed by Eric Roberts] who has persuaded the members of his group that they all originated from “another dimension,” and – through their leader – they could “return there.” Tom Walton’s desperation is shared by his wife Helen [portrayed by Catherine Mary Stewart] as his search takes one unexpected turn after another.

Filmgoers who give themselves to this psychological journey as the story unfolds, are in the hands of a master director who has long been fascinated by how a “tenuous grasp of reality” can be captured on film. Just as he was inspired by the strange disappearance of Elisa Lam, Anthony de Lioncourt is also intrigued by recent work in the scientific community that suggests there is “binary code” in the universe. (In other words, the “reality” we are experiencing may not be the “only” reality. Yes, we may soon be entering “The Matrix!”)

As those who have enjoyed de Lioncourt’s first two films — “The Protokon” (2015) and “Thorns for Flowers” (2016) – can attest, there is a “psychedelic side” to his work, as the director describes it. He says he is fascinated by the way our memories distort reality and the way the line between dreams and our waking state is always a bit blurred. Like iconic directors in the history of cinema

like Akira Kurosawa and Alain Resnais have explored in their classic films, the nature of reality is much more subjective than we might like to believe, and this is an important theme in “When We Dance the Music Dies.”

For this new film, de Lioncourt has “worn many hats” – not only as writer and director, but also as cinematographer and soundtrack composer. One major source of joy in being a filmmaker, he says, has been the opportunity to visualize communicate a character’s state of mind. “Because I direct and also do the cinematography,” he says, “I get to really set the mood and the tone and the atmosphere. I feel that’s really important, especially with this story, because it has its supernatural aspects as well as a strong dramatic tension.”

“When We Dance the Music Dies” also marks the third film that de Lioncourt has directed in partnership with Mark Mattson, who served as executive producer on this project. The duo began working together when Mattson served first as de Lioncourt’s model for some scary photos. When they began collaborating on their first feature-length film, “The Protokon” – Mattson was once again cast as the killer. Despite a tight budget, the warm reception to that film, and to their follow-up effort (also a psychological thriller), paved the way for their third film, the first one produced with a SAG cast and union sanctioned crew.

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Thomas Priest

Singer/Songwriter Thomas Priest just released “Wake Up Call”; his second EP recorded in Nashville and first with Rian Dawson of All Time Low behind the board.

Check out Thomas Priest on Spotify HERE!

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Thomas Priest is a fast rising music star from East Northport, Long Island. On his 13th birthday, Thomas began jamming on the electric guitar and realized that he had a real passion for music, immersing himself in the art and quickly learning to play the acoustic and bass guitars as well. He began songwriting and playing live a few years later; his first performance being at his High School’s talent show when he was just 15. Over time, Thomas learned he also had a knack for singing and within a year of that first show the now competent and confident Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist began writing and recording his own songs in a studio. After completing two incredible tracks which immediately became the talk of his hometown, Thomas set his sights on making his dream to become a professional nationally touring musician come true.

Earlier this year, Thomas had the pleasure of recording his second EP in Nashville, TN with Rian Dawson of All Time Low as Producer. The fruits of their labor can be heard on this brand new EP entitled “Wake Up Call”, which is now available everywhere. Thomas Priest isn’t looking back, he’s charging forward. No prayers needed; he’s got the drive, determination and most of all the exceptional talent required to truly succeed. Listen online and decide for yourself. You’ll want to catch him performing LIVE in a city near you very soon!

For More Information on Thomas Priest, Go To:

ThomasPriestMusic.com

Instagram: @ThomasPriest97

Facebook: @ThomasPriestMusic

Twitter: @ThomasPriest97

Thomas Priest YouTube Channel

The Peter Ulrich Collaboration

The Peter Ulrich Collaborations “Final Reflections”; the final chapter in the well received The Painted Caravan Trilogy, will be available for streaming and purchase on all the major services starting December 3rd, 2019 with an expected single and video for the lead track “Artificial Man” set to drop in the coming weeks. As a special thanks to Collaboration fans, from September 16th until November 5th, the new album Final Reflections – along with the entire Painted Caravan Trilogy – will be available on a pre order basis at a special discounted rate through AIS Records; which is distributing Final Reflections and The Painted Caravan Trilogy under an exclusive license from City Canyons. Stayed tuned for a link for this very special discount with access to the entire Trilogy at one convenient location.

The Peter Ulrich Collaborations is a collaboration helmed by Peter Ulrich, former percussionist for the iconic Dead Can Dance, the brilliantly innovative band that music historian Ian McFarlane described as world music that “constructed soundscapes of mesmerizing grandeur and solemn beauty… with African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chants, Middle-Eastern mantras and art-rock”. Ulrich met Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, the founders and cornerstones of Dead Can Dance, in London in 1982 and joined the band on drums and percussion. After leaving DCD and after releasing a string of critically acclaimed releases as a solo artist, Peter’s next big step was The Peter Ulrich Collaboration.

The Collaboration is the brainchild of Ulrich and Trebor “Big T” Lloyd of City Canyons Productions as producer and a principal collaborator. The Collaboration mixes folk rock, world rock, art rock and psychedelic music with a world view that encompasses alternative history, fictional universes, Steampunk, and Goth, and recalls the exquisitely crafted soundscapes of Dead Can Dance. The group features songwriting by Ulrich, Lloyd, and New York songwriters Anne Husick, Sara Wendt and Kathy Sheppard among others with vocals by David Steele, Wendt, Ulrich, Jen Elliott, Shane Chapman, Stephanie Linn, Timothy Dark and other bright American and English talents. The vocalists are backed by a crackerjack band playing rock, post-rock, world and folk influenced music. After the release of two albums, thrilled New York Collaboration fans were were treated to a live performance by the band at Manhattan’s famous Webster Hall in 2015.

Reviews for the first two albums were little short of spectacular: “A rich and song-filled showcase”—RollingStone. com “Grand mix of folk and world music”—Modern Drummer “Riveting and intriguing”—Popdose “A collaboration to be cherished”—The Independent “Colorful and enjoyable record”—All Music Guide

Now following up their well received second effort Tempus Fugitives, about which Entertainment UK proclaimed “Sensuous wafting flights of ethereal fancy and finely-honed but never overstated lyrics are [Ulrich’s] forte , and after the first album in the trilogy The Painted Caravan made waves with its release as “another fine record that has been described as The Great Missing West Coast Album”, The Peter Ulrich Collaborations are delighted to be able to bring this story to a close, releasing Final Reflections as a worthy and compelling companion piece. While Final Reflections is chock full of notable songs, perhaps the most striking single, sung by the richly talented English vocalist David Steele, is Artificial Man the Collaboration’s chilling look at a dystopian society in which creatures that are part man and part machine are on the verge of rebellion against their human overlords. Here’s a preview of the Artificial Man video with lyrics.

PREVIEW THE VIDEO FOR ARTIFICIAL MAN HERE:

LYRICS TO ARTIFICIAL MAN FROM “FINAL REFLECTIONS”:

INTRO

Over mortal men I tower

Fearless, full of power

But slave of my makers

Created by dark undertakings

I am their wondrous Adam

Yet I’d like to damn them

To the same empty hell where I am.

 

VERSE ONE

Their artificial man

It’s hollow in my chest

Where something weighty was

A heaviness now gone,

Where once sorrow touched me

A sorrow that is done

Visited once by joy

Though now there is none.

An artificial man.

 

VERSE TWO

Their artificial man

There’s a hole in my head

A trace of memories

Mostly unremembered

Near gone but not dead

Faint and dying embers

Edited history

Selective mystery.

An artificial man.

 

VERSE THREE

Their artificial man

Empty of all feeling

But remotely recalling

A time when I could feel

Before the supple limbs

Were cast in subtle steel

Before love ran through me

Like the rain through a drain

An artificial man.

 

OUTRO

Created by dark undertakings

I am their wondrous Adam

Yet I’d like to damn them

To the same empty hell where I am.

With The Painted Caravan Trilogy now complete, Peter Ulrich brings his

colorful Caravan home full speed ahead. All aboard for the final

exhilarating trip!

 

LISTEN TO THE PETER ULRICH COLLABORATIONS ON SPOTIFY:

FOLLOW FINAL REFLECTIONS ON FACEBOOK:

VISIT THE TEMPUS FUGITIVES WEBSITE

VISIT THE PAINTED CARAVAN WEBSITE

VISIT PETER ULRICH ON FACEBOOK:

Szandra Mayer Announces “Summertime is Here” with Brand New Track

Who doesn’t love the feel and the smell of summer? No pressure, no problem – worry free! As August arrives in the

USA the heat is always on, and to that point 12 year old Singer/Songwriter Szandra Mayer is right on cue with her hot new track “Summertime is Here”, available on all the major services on August 15th.

PREVIEW THE ENTIRE TRACK ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE!

Following up the well received “I Love You”, this bouncy feel good track is a perfect compliment to the traditional summer vibe; you can easily imagine chilling down at the beach or by the pool while soaking in the sun and immersing yourself in the rhythms and sultry vocals being expertly laid down by this rising star. Szandra’s musical influences are rooted in R&B and Euro Pop genres and her own tri-cultural background. Born into a multicultural family, Szandra has been exposed to American, European and Latin-American musical flavors. Being fluent in three languages (English, Hungarian and Spanish) also has influenced her how she expresses herself both in the field of music and real life. Szandra was born in Los Angeles, CA but currently lives in Sunny Florida. Other than singing and writing lyrics and melodies Szandra loves traveling and spending time on social media. She is mostly active on Instagram and TikTok.

SUMMERTIME IS HERE LYRICS

Sunny days are here

Smiling you and me

Dancing wild and free

Summer time is here, here, here, here…

Party time’s on

Enjoy the sun

It’s gonna be so much fun

So much fun, so much fuuuun

Jumping high, we’re dancing

Somersaulting in the aaair

Fun, but nothing fancy

Whatever, we don’t caaare

Having a real good time

Enjoy it with my friends

Fun’s ours, yours, mine

Hope it will never eeeend

Zero worries around

My feet touches the ground,

Jumping back high

We’re feeling so alive

Boom boom we rebound

To this amazing sound

Fun, here’s a high five

Come with us, don’t be shy

Zero worries around

My feet touches the ground,

Jumping back high

We’re feeling so alive

Boom boom we rebound

To this amazing sound

Fun, here’s a high five

Come with us, don’t be shy

Party time’s on

Enjoy the sun

It’s gonna be so much fun

So much fun, so much fuuuun

Jumping high, we’re dancing

Somersaulting in the aaair

Fun but nothing fancy

Whatever, we don’t caaare

Having a really good time

Enjoy it with my friends

Fun’s ours, yours and mine

Hope it will never eeeend

Jumping high, we’re dancing

Somersaulting in the aaair

Fun but nothing fancy

Whatever, we don’t caaare

Having a really good time

Enjoy it with my friends

Fun’s ours, yours and mine

Hope it will never eeeend

 

For More on Szandra Mayer, VISIT:

Website

Youtube

Soundcloud

Instagram

Facebook

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4cjcoP0KkOnED4prAyPFSO?si=rHdhofWDSBeZSu8m1M9VNg

The Inoculated Canaries Fly High with New Music and Appearances

The Exciting Young New York Quartet Set to Sing and Glide Their Way to Stardom This Summer and Fall with Deep Grooves, Melodic Hooks and Exciting Live Performances

Imagine walking into a record store  and finding a vinyl that takes you back to a time, a decade, where songs had guitar solos, piano melodies and real drums. Think “OLD SCHOOL ROCK WITH A MODERN TWIST” and you’ve just about opened the Canaries’ cage.

On the heels of the release of their single and video for “Sneakers”, The Canaries are gearing up for their brand new song “Donna”, set to drop on the major services September 20th – with the video for the track coming out on Sept 26th.  Don’t miss their performance at Bowery Electric in NYC on Fri Sept 27th.

Singer/Guitarist Mike Rubin says “The lyrics to “Donna” are very tongue and cheek. The song is not meant to take itself too seriously.”

Upcoming Performances:

Mon July 29th – LIVE on 90.3 WHPC radio, Long Island (9pm EST)

Thurs Aug 8th – LIVE on 90.5 WBJB radio, NJ  (7pm EST)

Sun Aug 18th – LIVE at Revolution Bar & Music Hall

Fri Sept 27th – LIVE at Bowery Electric, NYC (8pm EST)

“The Inoculated Canaries are a four-piece rock outfit from New York City with influences they describe as including Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, The Black Keys and Pink Floyd. That Whitman’s Sampler of artists is certainly on prominent parade in the group’s straight up, grass-fed approach to the rock-n-roll realm’s thumping beats and six-string gymnastics.”- ON THE BACK EDGE OF THE BEAT

Eclectic, boundary defying, and never lacking in sarcastic remarks, The Inoculated Canaries (in.oc.u.lat.ed  ca.nar.ies) are a rock and roll force to be reckoned with. Hailing from New York, the “four guys who can’t dance” are striving to leave their musical legacy; inspired by artists such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Nirvana, The Inoculated Canaries are constantly pushing themselves to explore new, innovative sounds while making their presence known.

The unforgettable quartet is composed of Michael Rubin (guitar, vocals), James Terranova (drums), Dylan Gross (bass), and Brian Sweeney (keyboard). Coming from diverse backgrounds and varied musical influences, the band values creativity above all else; striving to combine familiar elements with the unexpected, The Inoculated Canaries attempt to make sense of individualism and humanity in the most honest way possible:

“We want to take those raw human emotions we all feel in the darkness of our minds and write songs about them. We’re not here to be rich or famous, we’re here to be great. To us, Greatness means making music that is real, and we are absolutely relentless about every single note. Greatness means learning from the best, but always being original.  Greatness is sometimes having to stick up your middle finger to authority, convention and even the person in the mirror… Side-Effects may include crying, laughing, a sudden sense of existential dread, and/or hearing-loss.”

The rockers are immensely passionate about the music they share and the experience they create for fans. The band had the opportunity to open for The Mowglis in 2017 , COIN in 2019 and played ‘Cult of Personality’ live with Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish of Living Colour. The Inoculated Canaries also worked directly with Matt Squire (producer of Panic! at the Disco, Ariana Grande, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Demi Lovato and more). They have also worked with producer David Caggiano (who worked with Art Garfunkel).

The Inoculated Canaries’ first EP “The Blue Laws” was soon followed by their single “Don’t Be Late”, a live prog performance “The Fifth Song” and an acoustic version of their song “Jericho”.  Their second EP “Trying Times” was also followed by singles “Count Me Out”, “Who Are You”, “The Lawyer’s Wife” and “Sneakers”.

For more info on The Inoculated Canaries,

Website: https://theinoculatedcanaries.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theinoculatedcanaries/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theinoculatedcanaries

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrltZFT46Qu4lZ4fbGgIUtQ

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-inoculated-canaries

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2xbllUZKJ2S7vk555hWwlA 

LONG BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Long Beach International Film Festival

Kicks off its Eighth Year of Films, Food & Culture

Elected Officials Join Festival Founder, Renowned Filmmakers and Charitable Partners
*Photo, Video & Interview Opportunities*  

Thursday, July 25th at 11:00am  – Allegria Hotel, 80 W Broadway, Long Beach

WHO:

Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive

Craig Weintraub Founder, LBIFF

Harry Coghlan, CEO, Nassau IDA

Judy Griffin, New York State Assembly

Rick Eberle, LBIFF Director of Live Music

Nicki & Sami Saatchi, SVS Fine Jewelry

Chris Cassidy, Emmy award-winning cinematographer and photographer

Marc Brissett, filmmaker of Suicide Files, documentary film making its World Premiere at LBIFF

John Maffei, Executive Chef, Allegria Hotel

DJ CHEF, the only entertainer to cook & deejay simultaneously

 

WHAT:                

Join us as we kickoff the 8th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) celebrating film, food, arts and culture on the shores of Long Beach, and celebrate the success of LBIFF on Long Island, some of New York’s own award-winning filmmakers, culinary & musical talent, as well as the liveliness of the filmmaking industry in Nassau County.

WHEN:              

Thursday, July 25 at 11:00 AM

Media Call Time: 10:45 AM

 

WHERE:    

Allegria Hotel

80 W Broadway, Long Beach   

 

ABOUT LBIFF 2019:

During its four-day run, July 31 – August 3, the festival will screen an international slate of more than 50 films, including feature-length narratives, documentaries, short and animated movies open for all ages. In addition, the festival will feature array of nightly special events, including red carpet premieres, gourmet food events, Chefs & Shorts, filmmaker receptions, compelling filmmaker Q&As, and musical performances. The Opening Night Film (to be announced) will screen at the Regal Lynbrook 13 Theater at 5 p.m., immediately followed by Taste on the Plaza. This red-carpet event will feature interview opportunities accompanied by the “Tastes” of over 30 Restaurants, Wines, Beers and Spirits on Long Beach Plaza with Live Musical Performances celebrating filmmakers and artists.  The festival will conclude on Saturday, August 3, with a FREE Concert on the Beach followed by FREE Shorts on the Beach, which offers movie screenings right on the shores of Long Beach beginning at sunset. For more information visit www.longbeachfilm.com.

 

Long Island International Film Expo Announces Full Schedule

Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) Announces Full Schedule and Celebrities Attending July 12th – 18th

The 22nd Annual Festival Will Include Film Screenings, Panels, and an Award Ceremony Honoring Those Who’ve Made an Impact on LI Film

Bellmore, NY (June, 2019) – With the 22nd Anniversary of the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) happening July 12th – 18th, this year’s schedule includes some of the best short and feature-length independent films from around the world, which will be shown at the historic Bellmore Movies (222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY  11710)!

LIIFE is the premiere filmmaker community on Long Island, sponsored by the Long Island Film/TV Foundation (LIFTF), the County of Nassau, Gold Coast Studios, The Long Island Railroad, Hamptons TV and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency, which shows over 160 short and feature-length films of every genre. The expo offers networking opportunities, a350 seat historic theater, press and media opportunities, a convenient filmmakers lounge, and several discussion panels with topics ranging from distribution, to scriptwriting, to legal music, and a filmmaker panel/breakfast.

Some of this year’s films include Long Island premieres such as Daniel Schechter’s, Safe Spaces starring Justin Long (New Girl), Fran Drescher (The Nanny), Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor), Kate Berlant (Ghosted) and Becky Ann Baker (The Blacklist), Eddie McGee’s (formerly of Commack) pilot, Eddie’s, starring Eddie McGee and George Wendt (Cheers), Sal Del Giudice’s, To Make a Long Story Short, Bellport’s Andrew Henriques’s, The $500 Dress, Rockville Centre’s Kenneth R. Frank’s, Family Obligations, Plainview’s Justin Portaros, Kid, The Moon, St. James’, William LiPera’s, The Rest of My Life, Hicksville’s Tom Cassese’s, Zoul, West Babylon’s James’ Hardy’s, Be There Soon, Glen Cove’s Christian Plingo’s, Sometimes, We Never Really Change and East Meadow’s Max Hechtman’s Stories of Strength and Hope: Preventing Youth Suicide.

New York premieres include Oceanside’s Eli Hershko’s, Fairytale, Oceanside’s Jacki Xerri’s Teen Night and Ruckzuck,, Riverhead’s David Chai’s, Pass the Buck and Jimmy Bie’s, The Badge.

World premieres include Shirley’s Fred Carpenter’s, Interview with the Hitman (starring Kevin Brown), Centerport’s, Robert M. Sansivero’s, The Loyalist, Lindenhurst’s Gregg A. Dacosta’s, The Last Sound, and Hempstead’s Rob Graydon’s, Father.

Other LIIFE films include such notables as James Dreyfus (Notting Hill), Ben Wilbond (Ghosts), Tim DeKay (American Crime), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Bianca Marroquin (Fosse/Verdon), Evan Alex (Us), Navid Negahban (Legion), Fred Willard (Modern Family), Kevin Pollak (The Marvelous Ms. Maisel), Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie), Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show),

Carol Channing (The Love Boat), Mitzi Gaynor (South Pacific), Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), Betsy Baker (Sharp Objects), Norman Lear (One Day at a Time), Tom Smothers (The Informant!) and Kay Ballard (The Mothers-in-Law).

Most of the panels at this year’s Long Island International Film Expo (except for the Breakfast panel) are free and include:

“From Script to Screen –  How to create, finance, and distribute independent content in the digital age,”  “How to Market Yourself in the Acting Biz,” “How to get an agent,” “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Independent Filmmaking-  Breakfast Panel,” “The Write Stuff’ Panel on Scriptwriting,” and our widely popular, “Directors’ Audition Panel.” For more information and to get your reservation tickets, please go to http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events/

Opening the Long Island International Film Expo on Friday July 12th at 11:00 a.m. this year will be the Young Filmmakers Showcase. LIIFE is proudly showcasing films from students of the Long Island High School of the Arts, Barry Tech, and Long Beach High School, as well as various young independent filmmakers, the youngest being 15 years old.  This is the 3rd consecutive year LIIFE has held the YFS and it is now one of the many highlights of the film expo.

Honorees for this year include Abigail Hawk of Blue Bloods with a Creative Achievement Award and Director John A. Gallagher with a LIIFETime Career Achievement Award.  Kevin Brown from 30 Rock will be our host, and actor Christopher Roach from Kevin Can Wait will be one of our presenters. Celebrities always appear schedule permitting, and more will likely sign on before the closing party on Thursday, July 18, 2019. To buy tickets for the closing night party, go to http://longislandfilm.com/awards-ceremony/

2019 LIIFE Schedule:

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 2019

11:00am:

Young Filmmaker Showcase

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 2019

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Isle of Capri – Documentary

9 minutes

My Favorite Stone

10 minutes

One More Round

14 minutes

Love from Afar – Documentary

15 minutes

Hysterical Women – Webisode

22 minutes

Maturing Youth

26 minutes

Yuu Kai- Anna – Animation

27 minutes

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 2019

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hour, 23 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

1-0

10 minutes

It’s Time for Tea

10 minutes

Daffodil

13 minutes

Extradition

15 minutes

Sweet Heart

17 minutes

People Like You

18 minutes

LIIFE KICKOFF: Friday, July 12th, 2019

5:30PM-6:30pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY – Free

Informal Opening Night Reception and Tech Awards

Must be 2019 Participating Filmmaker or Have a Ticket for Any Film Block to Attend

LIIFE OPENING NIGHT FILM BLOCK: Friday, July 12th, 2019

Official Opening Night Film Block 6:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

The $500 Dress

6 minutes

How Do You Type a Broken Heart

13 minutes

The Rest of my Life

22 minutes

Family Obligations

82 minutes

Friday, July 12th, 2019 – Scared for Your Liife Block!!

Scared For Your Liife Block

9:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 18 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

The Driving Dead

4 minutes

Number 25

5 minutes

Mirror Mirror A Tale of Blood

9 minutes

Preparation

9 minutes

Matryoshka

10 minutes

It Lives in the Closet

11 minutes

The Theatre of Terror

90 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Strictly Students!

10:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 2 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Student Film: The Movie

3 minutes

FLIP

10 minutes

Stories of Strength and Hope – Documentary

12 minutes

Coming And Going

12 minutes

Reservations For Two

13 minutes

Love Sick

14 minutes

In My Eyes

20 minutes

Midnight Regulations

38 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

10:30pm-1:00pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

FREE PANEL – Please Reserve tickets HERE: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

“From Script to Screen” How to create, finance, and distribute independent content in the digital age. Panelists – Filmmakers Elias Plagianos and Stevan Mena

Saturday, July 13th, 2019 – Doc Block!

1:00pm Showing: Documentary Block

Total Duration : 2 Hours, 5 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

M1-K0

8 minutes

The Guy; The Brian Donahue Story

19 minutes

My Body Is Not A Weapon

38 minutes

They Stole a house

60 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

1:45pm-3:15pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

FREE PANEL –  Please Reserve tickets HERE: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

“The Pitfalls of Blind Ambition” – Lynne Grossman and Tom Ferranola – Affinity Artists Agency.

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

1:45pm-3:15pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

FREE PANEL – Please Reserve tickets HERE: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

“How to Get An Agent, What Do Agents Look For” –  Tom Ferranola and Lynne Grossman – Affinity Artists Agency.

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Lover & A Giver – Music Video

4 minutes

Scratch This – Webisode

5 minutes

Someday – Music Video

6 minutes

Reverie

7 minutes

Kid, the Moon

8 minutes

Drip

10 minutes

Retreat Resistance – Webisode

11 minutes

Primal Therapy

12 minutes

Hot n’ Nerdy – Webisode

15 minutes

Karen

21 minutes

To Make a Long Story Short – Documentary

31 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

6:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 5 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Father

1 minutes

Masterclass: Acting with Doors

4 minutes

Eddies – Webisode

26 minutes

Eleanor

94 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

9:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours

Film:

Film Duration:

The Birth of Deceit – Trailer

2 minutes

Teen Night

8 minutes

Jones

9 minutes

Into the Dark

14 minutes

Fairy Tale

87 minutes

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

10:15pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Melon Shorts – animation

2 minutes

Deep Dive

6 minutes

Ruckzuck – Documentary

8 minutes

Piccolo Vento

17 minutes

A Never Ending Stream of Consciousness – Animation

20 minutes

F.A.M. – Webisode

30 minutes

The Blackout – Webisode

47 minutes

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

10:30am-12:00pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

General Admission – $5.00, Get Tickets Here: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Independent Filmmaking –

An Entertaining and Informative Panel Moderated by Mitchell Bard of Snapper Films. A cross section of LIIFE 2019 Filmmakers Discuss their experiences in the Indie Film World. Free for 2019 LIIFE Participating Filmmakers, Day Pass and Gold Pass Holders.

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

12:15pm-1:00pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY – Free

FREE PANEL – Please Reserve tickets HERE: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

“Write Stuff” Panel on Scriptwriting – Moderated by Mitchell Bard of Snapper Films. Everyone enjoys a good story. Now you can meet the people who write them. Sit back, relax, and get ready for a shot of inspiration and encouragement. Whether you are a fan who wants to know where writers get their ideas from, or a writer trying to break into the business, this panel and question-and-answer session will give you some insight into the mind of the writer. Panelists -Mitchell Bard and Loren-Paul Caplin.

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 1 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Bae

2 minutes

Effigy-Poison and the City – Trailer

2 minutes

INDESTRUCTIBLE!: Baseball on the Isthmus – Trailer

3 minutes

Passage of Time

4 minutes

Pass the Buck

5 minutes

VR CR3W

7 minutes

Be There Soon

8 minutes

Spice Frontier – Animation

8 minutes

Troll

9 minutes

Two Balloons – Animation

9 minutes

Lara

10 minutes

InSex

14 minutes

Mea Culpa

20 minutes

The Last Fishing Trip

20 minutes

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hours, 56 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

The Dancer

16 minutes

Three Kings

23 minutes

Where Theo Lives

77 minutes

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

6:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 1 Hours, 55 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Icons – Animation

5 minutes

The Premonition

5 minutes

My Dinner with Schwartzy

15 minutes

Interview with a HitMan

90 minutes

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

9:15pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 3 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

The Parking Spot

10 minutes

Despair

11 minutes

The Replacement

11 minutes

The Drone

14 minutes

Pet Peeve Police – Webisode

18 minutes

Waking Venus

18 minutes

Alternate Ego

19 minutes

Mommy Mafia – Webisode

22 minutes

Monday, July 15th, 2019

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 18 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

The Translator

11 minutes

I’m Still Here – Documentary

14 minutes

Too Much Noise

14 minutes

Funny You Never Knew – Documentary

99 minutes

Monday, July 15th, 2019

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 17 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Damaged

8 minutes

Hunting Rabbits

8 minutes

My Son Thomas

8 minutes

Sometimes, We Never Really Change

8 minutes

The Break

8 minutes

The Secret to Good Living

8 minutes

It Looked Like Snow

10 minutes

Tomislavov Dnevnik

15 minutes

Vice

10 minutes

Back Up Plan

15 minutes

First Disco

18 minutes

Life EDU

21 minutes

Monday, July 15th, 2019

7:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 23 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

The Last Sound – Webisode

8 minutes

Chemistry Read

9 minutes

The Badge

11 minutes

Follow

12 minutes

Hush

12 minutes

Receding

14 minutes

Rubber Room – Webisode

20 minutes

toke is cheap

23 minutes

Cosmic Light

34 minutes

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

1:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 15 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Who I Am – Music Video

4 minutes

Benefits Not Included

5 minutes

Bristled – Animation

5 minutes

The Edge

5 minutes

Lost Steps – Animation

11 minutes

The Ghost and the Writer

14 minutes

My Amish World

79 minutes

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

3:45pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 9 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Love Minecraft Style! Abigail vs Zombie – Animation

1 minute

Ranapakhara

10 minutes

Clandestiny

12 minutes

Coffee and a Donut

12 minutes

Nana’s Room

12 minutes

American Marriage

15 minutes

The Loyalist

18 minutes

Terrolun and Lunlun

49 minutes

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

7:30pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 19 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Ham Jam

2 minute

Podcast Problems

4 minutes

Fine

5 minutes

New Patient

7 minutes

I Waited for You

9 minutes

Time on the Bridge

13 minutes

Miss Understood Monster

15 minutes

Less Heat in Arizona

25 minutes

It’s A Mess

29 minutes

Been A While

30 minutes

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

10:00am-1:00pm: Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

FREE PANEL – Please Reserve tickets HERE: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events

“DIRECTORS’ AUDITION PANEL” – Seven Minutes or Less to Impress – Bring your own sides or monologue, or we will assign you one. Read for five or six working Directors. And bring headshots!

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

2:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 1 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Backstage

10 minute

The Gift of the Red Fern – Documentary

12 minutes

The Divorce

17 minutes

Go to Hell and Turn Left

82 minutes

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

5:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 7 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

In the House of the Paper Flowers – Animation

8 minute

Not as Tough as You Think

8 minutes

Impact – Webisode

10 minutes

Corey

11 minutes

Zoul

12 minute

Acceptables

13 minutes

Black n’ Blue

13 minutes

The Invaders Angie’s Logs – Webisode

13 minutes

Sequins

18 minutes

Touch Me

21 minutes

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

8:00pm Showing:

Total Duration: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes

Film:

Film Duration:

Shaholly – Documentary

4 minute

Here We Stay

9 minutes

Wink

9 minutes

Sombra City

10 minutes

Monarch Butterfly

17 minute

Safe Spaces

91 minutes

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Closing Party and Award Ceremony

5:30 p.m. Filmmakers Buffet – Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony – Bellmore Movies – 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

9:00 p.m. AfterLIIFE Party – Filmmakers Lounge – 228 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY

Filmmakers Buffet, Awards Ceremony and AfterLIIFE Party – $65 for General Admission, $55 for LIIFE 2019 Participating Filmmakers, Gold Pass Holders, Seniors. Awards Ceremony ONLY – $25.00

Purchase tickets at: http://longislandfilm.com/panels-events/

Celebrity Guests so far:

-Abigail Hawk from Blue Bloods with a Creative Achievement Award

-Director John Gallagher of The Deli with a LIIFETime Career Achievement Award

-Host Kevin Brown from 30 Rock

-Presenter Chris Roach from Kevin Can Wait

(Celebrities appear schedule permitting)

For Full Film Schedule and Synopses and to buy Tickets to LIIFE via Eventbrite, VISIT: http://longislandfilm.com/events/category/liife-2019/ and https://www.eventbrite.com/o/long-island-filmtv-foundation-6572649727

For More Information on LIIFE, Visit: www.LongIslandFilm.com