Music? Wine? Music? Wine?
Music and wine?
It is so! My two favorite intoxicants are side by side this weekend at
Pindar’s “Rock the Harvest” music & wine festival. It’s from 12 – 6
this Saturday, October 2nd, unless it rains, in which case it’s Sunday,
October 3rd. It’s an all day affair (12 – 6) featuring Big Suga
(www.bigsuga.com), Kerry Kearney Band (www.kerrykearney.com), Big River
Ransom ( www.myspace.com/bigriverransom ), Jay Scott Band
(www.jayscottlive.com), and Taost (www.reverbnation.com/taost).
These are five bands that are very worth hearing, but I’m not going to
chew your ear off talking about each individual act. Come down and
sample them yourself, as you also sample some fine Pindar wine. (I will
mention, however, that Jay Scott just released a really good EP, Life
in a Hurry, which you’ll be able to pick up at the show.)
I’m attending and plan to have a blast. Details, directions, etc. at
On Friday the 1st, Long Island band Silent Generosity
(www.silentgenerosity.com) is having their CD Release party at Mulcahy’s
in Centereach. Silent Generosity has been a part of the Long Island
indie scene since its formation in 1998, and have made something of a
name for themselves since. This summer, they opened up for Creed at
Jones Beach and also had a cameo performance on a Long Island edition of
Extreme Home Makeover.
They deserve the attention. SG has a dark rock sound that is polished,
big, and exciting. At their shows they do a mix of originals and
well-selected covers, and they sport a friendly easygoing attitude
instead of the big ol’ egos some local bands get when they start to get
This release, Natural, will be their third, following up an EP from 2008
called Girl Was Gone and their full-length debut in 2006,
Disenchanted. They’ve released it through Paradiddle Records
(www.paradiddlerecords.com), and the album is also available as a
digital download on the Paradiddle site.
The release is this Friday, October 1st at Mulcahy’s Centereach. That’s
at 1702 Middle Country Road next to McDonalds. Doors open at 8 and the
show will include a set from Silent Generosity as well as an opening
band, Better Off. It’s an 18+ show (21 to drink).