04/26/17 6:02am
Paolo inside his Southold home. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Paolo inside his Southold home. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A concert series focused on beautiful music enhanced by scenic settings is returning to the East End.

The Rites of Spring Music Festival features classical and contemporary musical concerts complemented by the beauty and history of their natural settings. Wine and food tastings will be provided at the events.

“The idea is to offer a multi-sensory experience,” said pianist and event organizer Paolo Bartolani. “To enjoy classical music, but in a different way.” (more…)

03/03/17 10:16am

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…)

03/01/17 6:00am

The Coffee Pot Cellars Winasaur — everyone’s favorite Brontosaurus-shaped, cork-studded topiary — now has its own song and music video.

For those who don’t know, the Winasaur, a seven-foot tall, 18-foot long public art project, is the brainchild of Coffee Pot Cellars co-owner Laura Klahre. Tasting room visitors and Coffee Pot fans are asked to decorate used wine corks, which are wrapped around the sculpture to “flesh out” its body.

To date, 3,100 corks have been strung along the Winasaur’s frame. Klahre estimates it will take about 6,000 more corks and a year and a half to complete it.

A song, she thought, was a natural progression for the project. (more…)

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…)