We have been looking for an appropriate venue on Long Island for months. Way back in June we did a showcase/audition for what should have been the perfect summer gig, which boasted many name artists in an outdoor setting in front of thousands. Needless to say that fizzled out (Click here to read the details).
In the meantime The Vibe Lounge (a little club in my hometown of Rockville Centre) that has been home to many of Long Island's new and upcoming bands (not to mention many from Rockville Centre who became famous like Taking Back Sunday, etc...) was interested in having us perform there. I was making the arrangement and was discussing it with my family when my kids said (and I quote), "You can't play there! My friends go there! I'd be so embarrassed!" and so on...
Needless to say I relented and in the intervening months still had not found a suitable venue on Long Island to play.
In the meantime we've been getting some airplay from a Long Island radio station and the DJ who has been playing us has set up some local shows and through our manager we were booked for one (March 12th, to be exact) and guess where it is? You guessed it! The Vibe Lounge in Rockville Centre.
This time we're taking the gig.