East End Beacon
Playing original music in the vineyards.

A Battle Royale over Music Royalties

by Glenn Jochum A North Fork restauranteur shuts down live music less than a year after starting it, citing the inability to pay performance rights royalty companies in excess of $2,000 in annual fees for


Making Music Out of Invasive Weeds

Making Music Out of Invasive Weeds by Glenn Jochum As a young boy growing up in Wisconsin, Jay Loomis felt the presence of the indigenous population that makes up much of the state — places bearing

Cricket Tell The Weather will perform at next weekend's Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor American Music Festival Returns

The Sag Harbor American Music Festival returns to the concert venues and streets of Sag Harbor Village for its seventh season Sept. 21 through 24. This year’s festival features two main stage concerts at the

Paolo Bartolani

Rites of Spring Music Fest Returns for Second Season

After a successful first season last spring on the North Fork, the Rites of Spring Music Fest classical and contemporary concert series is returning to the East End with an expanded season of programming

Gene Casey

Gene Casey on Rock ‘n Roll, Obsession and Dancing in the Aisles

Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks have long been East End legends of rockabilly, but in recent years bandleader Gene Casey’s bent toward original tunes, steeped thoroughly in the history of rock, has taken

At the scene of the Dec. 16 fire on Main Street in Sag Harbor.  |  Michael Heller photo courtesy Bay Street Theatre

Bay Street Theatre to Host Benefit Concert for Sag Harbor First Responders

Bay Street Theater is presenting a benefit concert to raise funds for Sag Harbor’s Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Departments on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m., featuring the music of the Nancy Atlas Project, Gene

Order Masquerading as Chaos

The Hidden City Orchestra’s “Order Masquerading as Chaos” comes to Orient & Shelter Island

The Hidden City Orchestra will be performing a two-part concert series, “Order Masquerading as Chaos,” on Oct. 29 & 30, 2016, at two magical venues on the far East End of Long Island. “We’ve begun

Photo still from footage shot by Jody Gambino.

Five Years On From A Brutal Attack, Mick Hargreaves On Moving On

Five years and three days ago, Mick Hargreaves was one of many musicians on the East End who devoted his days to writing songs, woodshedding, collaborating and devoting his life to a craft that he

At the Surf Lodge

Musicians Face the Brunt of Tarnished Montauk Scene

When Montauk rocker Nancy Atlas began to play a song from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” at a gig at Montauk’s Surf Lodge earlier this spring, the last thing on her mind was decibel levels

The first annual Rites of Spring Music Fest will be held on the North Fork beginning in April.

Rites of Spring Music Fest Brings Classical and Innovative Music to the North Fork

Pianist and European music festival organizer Paolo Bartolani has been quietly making a name for himself since he moved to Southold from Rome in 2014, but this spring, he plans to make a big

This year's Winterfest logo

Winterfest Kicks Off Ninth Season

The North Fork’s annual Winterfest Live on the Vine music series, which began as a jazz festival but has since morphed into a festival showcasing many different styles of music, kicks off this weekend

Tim Motz wisely keeps his head to the side of the dart board.

Welcome to Tim Motz’s Hamptons

In Tim Motz’s Hamptons, aliens fly in and buy up all the beer. Women order their lovers through the mail, waiting for them to arrive in big crates. Guys get dumped for Jesus. Women threaten to

The New Horizons Band

New East End Arts Band Brings Together Beginning Musicians Over 50

East End Arts is launching a new concert band for beginning musicians over the age of 50, and they’re holding an open house next Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the band’s rehearsal space at Southold’s Peconic

Cellist Jeannie Woelker leads the new chamber ensemble at East End Arts' music school.

String Theory: Nurturing a Love for Sound

Being a musician in high school is a daunting task. Not only do you have to lug your math books and your science projects and the novel you have to read for English around

Paolo Bartolani

Notes Across the Centuries: A New Musical Partnership

The Douglas Moore Festival Committee, formed to honor the memory of famed Cutchogue composer Douglas Moore, has teamed up with the Long Island Composers Alliance to present a program of piano works by composers,

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