01/18/17 9:15am
Little Creek Oysters hosts 'Vinyl Night' on Thursdays this winter. (Credit: Little Creek Oysters, courtesy photo)

Little Creek Oysters hosts ‘Vinyl Night’ on Thursdays this winter. (Credit: Little Creek Oysters, courtesy photo)

It’s a record pop-up shop that also serves oysters and beer.

Little Creek Oyster Farm and Market is hosting “Vinyl Night” from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursdays this winter.

Here’s how it works: Dust off your favorite old (or contemporary!) records and bring them down to the Bootleg Alley shop. If you’re feeling brave, you’re free to put them on the turntable and introduce fellow customers to your tunes. (more…)

01/12/17 6:00am

For as long as he can remember, Bakithi Kumalo recalled during a recent interview, music has been the center of his life. The 60-year-old South Africa native, who grew up in a family of musicians and is a longtime bassist for Paul Simon, has made a living doing what he loves.

Now he’s sharing his passion with the 16 student musicians enrolled in East End Art’s Music Masters Mentorship Program, helping them hone their techniques for a free concert next month at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

“I’m so honored to come and work with these kids,” said Kumalo, whose concert will feature songs by Simon, whom he’s played alongside for the past three decades. (more…)

01/05/17 6:03am
Northforker Person of the Year

Gene Casey performing at Greenport’s Dances in the Park in August. The 27-year veteran of the East End music scene was honored with the Long Island Sound Award in 2015 by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Summer on the North Fork means trips to the beach, wine tasting, farmers markets and fresh strawberries.

But if you’re a fan of great local music, summer may also be synonymous with dancing the night away to East End rock and roll legends Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks at local bars and restaurants. (more…)

12/21/16 10:27am
The Corchaug Singers, lead by William Roslak, will perform at Our Lady of Ostrabama Church on Friday, Dec. 23. (Credit: Emily Greenberg)

The Corchaug Singers, led by William Roslak, will perform at Our Lady of Ostrabrama Church on Friday. (Credit: Emily Greenberg)

Remembering the true meaning of Christmas is the spirit behind Friday’s annual Candlelit Christmas Concert at Our Lady of Ostrabrama Church in Cutchogue.

The concert is loosely based on the Nine Lessons and Carols service, which has been performed at Kings College in Cambridge, England, since 1878. It celebrates the birth of Jesus in nine short bible readings, interspersed with Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.

“We take a more secular approach; it’s less formatted,” said Southold resident William Roslak, who leads the group. “We don’t have nine lessons. We have five readings: one is biblical and the others are pieces of poetry.” (more…)

12/06/16 6:10pm
Brady Rymer will perform a free concert at Mitchell Park in 2014. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Brady Rymer will perform a free concert at Mitchell Park in 2014. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Brady Rymer, Southold’s own Grammy nominee, has been nominated for the prestigious award for a third time.

Rymer and his band, the Little Band That Could, were nominated last Tuesday for Best Children’s Album for this year’s record, “Press Play.”

“You’re blown away,” Rymer said. “It’s excitement and it’s a nice, big honor.” (more…)