Recent Stories: Music & Nightlife

Joanne Pilgrim
July 20, 2016
The announcement Monday of an intimate concert by Coldplay on Aug. 7 at a "secret location" was accompanied by a poster picturing the band in front of a structure that appears to be the Montauk Lighthouse.

The announcement Monday of an intimate concert by Coldplay on Aug. 7 at a "secret location" was accompanied by a poster picturing the band in front of a structure that appears to be the Montauk Lighthouse.

Star Staff
July 17, 2016
Music for Montauk is looking for student and adult volunteers to help out with its summer concert series, which will run from Aug. 16 through 22.

Music for Montauk is looking for student and adult volunteers to help out with its summer concert series, which will run from Aug. 16 through 22. The nonprofit will need help during the concert week and in the weeks leading up to it in areas such as set up and programming, social media, web design and maintenance, graphic design, and scheduling.

Christine Sampson
July 1, 2016
Jazz at Jennings, a fund-raiser for the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, raised more than $150,000 on Sunday, about half of what the center needs to maintain its current programs and services.

Jazz for Jennings, a music and brunch fund-raiser held Sunday for the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center that honored the late Peter Jennings, generated more than $150,000, the center announced Thursday.

Star Staff
June 24, 2016
Summer hasn't officially begun until the free concerts on the Montauk Village Green and at Gosman's dockside stage get underway.

Summer hasn't officially begun until the free concerts on the Montauk village green and at Gosman's dockside stage get under way.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 7, 2016
The Hampton Coffee Company will host the Southampton Town Youth Bureau's open mike night at its County Road 39 in location in Southampton on Friday, and applications are now available for June's Battle of the Bands.

Calling all kids who want to showcase their talents: The Hampton Coffee Company will host the Southampton Town Youth Bureau's open mike night at its County Road 39 location in Southampton on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Christine Sampson
January 5, 2016
The Binghamton Crosbys, the four-time national collegiate a cappella championship finalists hailing from Binghamton University, will perform a benefit show for the East End Young Arts Initiative on Wednesday at East Hampton High School.

Fans of "Pitch Perfect" and "Glee" take note: A cappella is coming to East Hampton on Wednesday night.

The Binghamton Crosbys, the four-time national collegiate a cappella championship finalists hailing from Binghamton University, will perform a benefit show for the East End Young Arts Initiative on Wednesday at East Hampton High School.

Star Staff
May 21, 2015
Sounds of Summer will return to the covered terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill this summer, kicking off tomorrow at 6 p.m. with the HooDoo Loungers, the nine-piece New Orleans party band whose repertoire incorporates traditional New Orleans jazz, brass band standards, classic R&B, and funk.

Sounds of Summer will return to the covered terrace of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill this summer, kicking off tomorrow at 6 p.m. with the HooDoo Loungers, the nine-piece New Orleans party band whose repertoire incorporates traditional New Orleans jazz, brass band standards, classic R&B, and funk.

Christine Sampson
April 21, 2015
Stony Brook University will honor Billy Joel with an honorary doctor of music degree at the commencement ceremony in May.

Billy Joel’s long list of accolades includes six Grammy Awards, a Tony Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In May, he’ll add one more: Stony Brook University will present him with an honorary doctor of music degree at this year’s commencement ceremony.

Christopher Walsh
December 17, 2014

Lou Reed, the influential musician who died last year in Springs, is among the next inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter, known for his work in the 1960s with the Velvet Underground and later as a solo artist, will be inducted in an April 18 ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issued the announcement on Tuesday.

Lucia Akard
June 27, 2014

Maxfield Panish, an East Hampton local who attends the Manhattan School of Music, is hoping to raise money to buy a professional level Sverdlik violin. Mr. Panish has been playing the violin since he was five years old and now, at the age of twenty, he is preparing for a professional career in music. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 11, 2014

On Saturday evening, alumni of the Pianofest music program will gather at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton for a free concert in memory of the late Rev. James B. Jeffrey.

"Most of the musicians have in some way, shape or form been touched by Jim," St. Luke's current rector, the Rev. Denis C. Brunelle said.

Joanne Pilgrim
April 7, 2014

     A dynamic trio of East End songstresses, Nancy Atlas, Caroline Doctorow, and Inda Eaton, rocked a sold-out Bay Street Theatre on Saturday night for "Way Out East," the East Coast precursor to an upcoming mini-tour out west.

David E. Rattray
August 29, 2013
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Patti Smith, the legendary New York singer, songwriter, and poet, will perform Saturday at the Surf Lodge in Montauk in a concert announced at the last minute. The $40-per-person ticket cost will be donated to the Montauk Playhouse Foundation, according to the Surf Lodge Web site. Advance purchases of up to four tickets per transaction can be made online at montaukplayhouse.org/the-surf-lodge-concert-series

August 16, 2013
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Sir Paul McCartney was all smiles as he greeted the crowd at Stephen Talkhouse on Aug. 15. The musician attended Jimmy Buffett's not-so-secret performance, the latter appearing to support Tom Curren, the evening's featured artist.

Outside after the show, Paul spoke with a number of well-wishers including Anjelica Huston.

Carrie Ann Salvi
August 2, 2013
<p>Internationally-known D.J.&#39;s are spinning each Saturday at the Montauk Beach House.</p>

Sound Waves at the Montauk Beach House is kicking from noon to 7 p.m. every Saturday through August, with a different internationally reknowned D.J.s spinning each week.

Tomorrow it's  jet-setting British producer and re-mixer Zen Freeman, and D.J. Vikas, who played for President Barack Obama's during the Democratic National Convention.

Last week Roger Taylor from Duran Duran spun some sets, and Vince Clarke from Depeche Mode, Yaz, and  Erasure played there on July 20.

Carrie Ann Salvi
July 23, 2013
<p>The Wailers will perform two of Bob Marley&#39;s best albums tonight at Stephen Talkhouse.</p>

The Wailers will carry on the reggae messages from two entire renowned Bob Marley albums, "Survival" and "Exodus"  tonight at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. The show will be broadcast live on  Sirius XM radio, according to Nick Kraus, the bar's music-booking manager.

The public can witness it and add their applause with a $50 ticket  to the 8 p.m. show. 

Christopher Walsh
July 23, 2013
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What a weekend for live music! Friday night saw Leon Russell, the ultimate rock 'n' roll sideman, up close and personal as he fronted his band before a packed Stephen Talkhouse.

Christopher Walsh
July 18, 2013
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The English Beat will headline Rock the Farm, a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, happening on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at Ocean View Farm in Amagansett. The following evening, the English Beat will perform at the Stephen Talkhouse, also in Amagansett, at 8 p.m.

Carrie Ann Salvi
July 15, 2013
<p>Drummers can be heard at Sagg Main Beach tonight and every weather-permitting Monday of summer.</p>

Despite an obvious and large gap that used to be a 12-foot dune separating the Atlantic Ocean from Sagg Pond in Sagaponack, Hurricane Sandy did not destroy the ritual of Monday night drumming at Sagg Main Beach.

Those with Southampton Town beach passes or a good imagination can hear it on most Monday evenings. 

Escola de Samba Boom, a Samba-style band led by Richard Siegler, who is also a jazz drummer and instructor, will "hit it" around 6 p.m. They play on the beach until sunset, while fans of all ages dance, enjoy a picnic, or hula hoop.

Carrie Ann Salvi
July 13, 2013
<p>A taste of wine and a breath of fresh air was offered at Wolffer Vineyard&#39;s wine stand on Friday night. Tonight, it&#39;s the Morris Golberg Trio</p>

Wolffer Estate Vineyard's wine stand in Sagaponack brought the Dan Bailey Tribe to the spacious, outdoor, and picturesque venue on Friday night. The band performed original African-inspired and classic reggae music surrounded by grape-filled vines, wide-open spaces for blankets, and two chair-and-table filled patios with all ages and types. Mr. Bailey sang lead vocals, played guitar and a conch shell during the show.

David E. Rattray
July 12, 2013
<p>Blonde Redhead on Saturday and Small Black on Sunday on the banks of Fort Pond.</p>

Blonde Redhead will bring its no-nonsense alt/art-rock to the Surf Lodge in Montauk for an early evening performance Saturday. Doors open at around 5, after an invite-only party for Beach Magazine's July issue runs out of steam. The New York-based trio play dense, dreamlike songs, with Kazu Makino's vocals floating above the guitars and drums. The Surf Lodge is on Edgemere Street near the Montauk train station. No cover.

On Sunday, Small Black, a synth-pop group out of Brooklyn, plays an evening show.

Carrie Ann Salvi
July 9, 2013
<p>Shark Attack outdoor electronic music concert goes on . . . and off by 11 p.m.</p>

No blood was shed at the July 5 Shark Attack outdoor music "rave" with only a serious shortage of ice and an increase in traffic in Montauk,  an issue prevalent all weekend anyway.

Carrie Ann Salvi
July 8, 2013
<p>Jim Turner will bring his four-piece band to play a live sunset show tonight on the deck of East Hampton Point, which overlooks Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton.</p>

Jim Turner will bring his four-piece band to play a live sunset show tonight on the deck of East Hampton Point, which overlooks Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the music will go until 9:30 p.m.

The singer, songwriter, guitar and harmonica player, and teacher is stoked to play at the "incredible location" he said this morning.  He used to play at the restaurant, hotel, and a marina often decades ago, he said, and appreciated the intimate, community feel there.

Carrie Ann Salvi
July 4, 2013
<p>A quick look at what&#39;s going on starting right now!</p>

Ruschmeyer's in Montauk has already started to get patriotic with Phantogram, an American indie pop duo, playing from 4 to 7 p.m. tonight. Afterwards, at 10 p.m., music will be performed by Charlie Klarsfeld, from the band The Americans.

On Friday, it's D.J. Jonny Famous at 10 p.m.

A "Kick the Hangover"party will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a People's Boot Camp fitness session and D.J. Stretch Armstrong.