Gnarly Karma Drops Second Single of 2017, “How Could I Love You”

As They Prepare to Head to Austin, TX This March For SXSW, Long Island Alt Rock Five Piece Releases Another New Track Packed with High Energy and Intensity

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February, 2017 (Huntington, NY) — With 2017 already off to GNARLY start with their single “Back Around” debuting back in January, Long Island’s own Gnarly Karma has dropped their second release of the year! “How Could I Love You” comes just in time, as the band prepares to head to Austin, Texas for the 2017 SXSW Conference & Festivals this March!

LISTEN: Gnarly Karma “How Could I Love You” via SoundCloud

The group consisting of members Mike Renert (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica), Jarrod Beyer (Drums, Percussion), Ryan McAdam (Bass), Billy Hanley (Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Keyboard, BGV’s), and newest member Adam Sklar (Guitar) brings a wide and varied range of influences to the table equating to their unique sound, which is most often associated with that of Dave Matthews Band, Sublime, and Mumford & Sons, but not restricted by genre. Originally starting in 2012 with Renert and Beyer, McAdam and Hanley later came into the mix having gone to school together with Beyer, who’d also performed with McAdam in Alt band “We Love Radio”. Sklar joined in mid 2016 bringing a powerful guitar style ranging in influence from RHCP to Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks.

The band had an incredible 2016, which included performances at the Sayville NY Seafood Fest, NYC’s Legendary Bitter End, The Montauk Music Festival, an Exclusive Premiere of their video for “Grey Street” (Dave Matthews Band Cover) via Elmore Magazine, their TV debut on My Long Island TV and Verizon FiOS1’s Rick’s Rising Stars, opening for Robby Krieger of The Doors & Special Guest The Edgar Winter Band, AND being mentioned in a New York Times article regarding their studio: Montclair Records.

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Though the “outer layer” of their music could be most closely associated with the alternative rock elements of bands like DMB, Mumford, or even O.A.R., a more unique style mixing a harder acoustic-punk, post-hardcore edge in many of their songs makes it evident that–like many bands often pigeonholed by genres–there’s more to find when you keep peeling. This comes to the forefront on their 2016 debut LP “Classic Breeze”, with songs like the acoustic driven “Neptune” evoking Jimmy Eat World’esque or even Taking Back Sunday comparisons, “Directions” could be more closely associated with that of Dave Matthews through not only Hanley’s eloquent horn arrangement but Renerts vocals as well. A tune like “Please Come Home” brings these elements full circle with its catchy chorus “Don’t ask me where I’m going // Don’t ask me where I’ve been” with overdubbed crowd vocals making the true live band experience unmistakeable.

With their newest single “How Could I Love You”, the band’s more hard-driven edge is illustrated yet again with their heavy-hitting instrumentation and powerful subtleties from its piano work to carefuly crafted lyrics. Renert sings the impassioned refrain “How could I love you, how could I care? // No one said it was gonna be easy” continuing “How could I love you, how could I care? // I guess this is just gonna be the end” through a heightened cacophony that truly shows the band’s growth as a dynamic unit.

With a number of various musical elements making up the true core of Gnarly Karma, the band has said of both past and upcoming performances We give it our all at every show, and do everything in our power to make sure the people that come to see us feel our energy and contribute to it”.

Bringing that energy into the new year with “How Could I Love You”, it’s evident the band will keep it going as they ready themselves for SXSW, and prepare to show a whole new batch of fans what they can bring to the table!

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As Jamaica Celebrates Reggae Month, the Newly Opened Peter Tosh Museum Will Be Hosting The Steppin’ Razor Experience in Honor of the Reggae Legend



On Saturday, February 25th (9:30PM-3:00AM), the Peter Tosh Museum will present The Steppin’ Razor Experience at the newly appointed Peter Tosh Square at the Pulse Centre! The event will feature live and recorded music, and fans can expect an electric celebratory party atmosphere as a number of reggae heavyweights headline the live performances, which will begin at midnight. These include the likes of Andrew Tosh, Dre Tosh, young Jahzarah McIntosh (who will perform her tribute song dedicated to her late grandfather), Asadenaki Wailer, and Garnett Silk Jr, with others to be announced in the coming days. Peter Tosh music will be the central note in the evening’s activities.

Guests will also be able to go on special tours in what is being dubbed as “a night at the Museum.” Tours will be offered at discounted rates and Jamaicans and visitors alike will get another opportunity to access this already famous facility comfortably. Endorsed by no less an icon than Mick Jagger, the Tosh museum has been cited by the New York Times as a key reason to visit Kingston this year, naming Jamaica’s capital city #24 in the list of places to visit in 2017. Similar museum notices have appeared in the Washington Post, the UK Guardian, Billboard magazine and scores of other news publications around the world.

The museum honors the life and legacy of Peter Tosh, Jamaica’s global music legend and founding member (with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer) of the critically acclaimed reggae group, the Wailers. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness was guest speaker at the official dedication ceremony on Tosh’s birthday, October 19, 2016.

In an official statement, the Tosh Museum said “As we enter Reggae, as well as Black History Month in February, this whole period presents a great opportunity for people to visit the museum to learn more, not only about Tosh’s significant contribution to Jamaica’s cultural history, but also his social justice advocacy which is as salient today as it was in his time. His position on equal rights, apartheid and the legalization of marijuana, resonates around the world to this day. Some will say more today, than ever before.”

The Steppin’ Razor experience comes at a time when Kingston and it’s cultural sites are being celebrated. No wonder UNESCO has declared Kingston a creative city for music, yet another accolade for the birthplace of mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae and dancehall music.

The Peter Tosh Museum is a joint-venture collaboration between the Peter Tosh Estate, Pulse Investments Ltd, and Marlene Brown. A self-taught guitar and keyboard player, Tosh and The Wailers pioneered the burgeoning reggae scene in the late 1960’s, and together they toured the world. Tosh left the band in 1973 to pursue his solo career and earned huge success with “Legalize It” and several other solo releases.

The Peter Tosh museum is a treasure trove of the best of Jamaica’s musical history.

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Legendary Pianist’s 40+ Year Career Has Seen Him Record and Perform with the Likes of John Lennon, Chuck Berry, Kool and the Gang, and Whitney Houston


Adam Ippolito with John Lennon, photo by Bob Gruen


On Saturday, February 25th at 8:00PM the Gold Coast Arts Center will welcome the incredible talents of pianist and vocalist Adam Ippolito as he releases his brand new CD and performs LIVE with special guests at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck! With a career that has spanned over four decades, he’s recorded and played with some of the most iconic names in music history and been featured on countless records while performing both on stage and screen.


Adam Ippolito’s career has seen him record and play with music greats John Lennon, Kool and the Gang, Chuck Berry, Cissy & Whitney Houston, James Moody and many others.  In addition, he’s played for the Joffrey Ballet and Broadway shows such as ‘Dancin’ and ‘Grease.’  Earlier in his career he was a member of the rock bands Elephant’s Memory and Pig Iron, both of which had recording contracts with Apple and Columbia Records. The Elephant’s Memory album for Apple Records was even produced by John Lennon.  Adam was a member of Lennon’s N.Y. band for two years over which time he recorded many hit songs and albums with him, and appeared on film, video and television many times.


Albums include Lennon’s Sometime in New York City, Imagine, and Shaved Fish (Lennon hits compilation). Film/video includes the LENNON/NYC documentary film (PBS) and 1972 LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY (film & album).  With Kool and the Gang Adam appears on LADIES NIGHTand CELEBRATION (albums & songs) and TOO HOT (song).  He also plays on Chuck Berry’s GREATEST HITS album.


From the ‘70’s to the ‘90’s Ippolito was a studio musician recording not only with Lennon, Berry and Kool and the Gang, but also with many other artists in a variety of genres.  Adam also wrote and produced for Love/Zager Productions which handled The Spinners, Cissy Houston,and Dave Valentin along with other R&B artists.


More recently Adam has been playing with Jeff Slate’s Birds of Paradox band, comprised of members of Lennon and McCartney’s former bands.  Members include Steve Holly (Wings), Gary Von Scyoc (Elephant’s Memory), & legendary guitarist Jimmy Mack (Earl Slick). He’ll be appearing at the upcoming N.Y. metro Special Fest for Beatles Fans as a soloist and with the band (Mar. 3-5, 2017).


And on Saturday, February 25th you’ll have a chance to hear this accomplished star performer & friends LIVE as he previews his brand new CD and brings some of the magic that has driven his phenomenal musical career to the Gold Coast Arts Center!


For Tickets, Visit the Gold Coast Arts Center Website at: for PayPal or by phone at (516)-829-2570


Presale Ticket Price – $15.00, $20 at Door. Doors Open at 7:30PM for General Seating


Snacks and Beverages Will Be Available for Sale


113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021 (use entrance in Maple Drive parking lot)


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More About the Gold Coast Arts Center:


The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region through our (1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.

The Emporium Continues Through 2017 With Outstanding Lineup of Today’s Biggest Music Acts

Some Great Upcoming Bands and Artists Will Take to the Stage at One of Long Island’s Biggest Venues



As this New Year continues in stride, one of Long Island’s hottest music venues, The Emporium, is gearing up to bring some of the biggest and best musical acts from national headliners to local artists and tribute bands to their stage at 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue, NY!


Some of the more recent highlights from the past year at The Emporium have included performances by none other than hip-hop acts like DMX and Young Thug, Ashanti & Ja Rule, country stars Tyler Farr and Eric Paslay, reggae sensations Elephant Man and Serani, the hottest DJ’s like Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out LIVE, local acts like That 70’s Band, O El Amor and 45 RPM, and great events like radio station WBAB’s Contractor Appreciation Party and weekly Saturday Night Dance Party featuring amazing guest DJ’s every week!


Some of the venue’s upcoming performances coming up through March include rapper Juelz Santana Friday February 17th, heavy metal band DevilDriver Sunday February 19th , 70’s Tribute 45 RPM Friday February 24th, Grammy Nominated Hip Hop icons Fat Joe & Remy Ma Saturday March 4th, rockers Puddle of Mudd Friday March 17th, and MORE! (Full List Below)





Friday, February 17th: Juelz Santana’s VIP Birthday Celebration

Sunday, February 19th: DevilDriver


Friday, February 24th: 45 RPM


Saturday, March 4th: Fat Joe & Remy Ma


Friday, March 10th: Billboard Live & New Life Crisis


Wednesday, March 15th: Memphis May Fire


Friday, March 17th: Puddle of Mudd


Saturday, March 18th: Charly Black


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The Emporium presents high quality live entertainment with great genre diversity. Combined with offering excellence in restaurant services which are highlighted by an outdoor beer garden, the venue blends into an exciting and fun event space developed and built to provide a world-class musical entertainment experience for both the audience and the performing artists.


More than five years on and the venue with the “hip steel feel of Williamsburg with the warm wood details of its original roller rink environs” (Linda Leuzzi, LI Advance) has had thousands through its doors each week due in part to “some of the best hospitality and service”  and a staff that is “extremely accommodating and helpful”.

Brooke Moriber to Release New Single “Up All Night” Tuesday, February 14th

Multi-Talented Singer/Songwriter/Broadway & TV Actress Set to Debut Audacious New Track and Accompanying Video That Is Sure to Turn Up The Passion on Valentine’s Day



With Valentine’s Day soon approaching, singer/songwriter, rocker, and Broadway sensation Brooke Moriber is turning up the heat with her first release of 2017! Having just performed at “Former Broadway Kids, All Grown Up!” event in New York City sharing songs and stories while reliving her days on the Broadway stage, she’ll be releasing her dreamy new single and video for “Up All Night” on Tuesday, February 14th!


The synth-pop stylings coupled with Moriber’s angelic yet incredibly commanding voice in “Up All Night” combine a great mixture of dynamic songwriting that is both powerfully compelling and alluringly ambient. In it, Brooke sings “I confess, I’m a mess, wide awake at 4AM, too late to call I stare at the wall // Everything that you said running laps around my head, drinkin’ alone I stare at the phone” continuing “Show me where this is going, I’m overflowing, there’s no turning back right now // Take me, don’t care if you break me, it’s driving me crazy, there’s no turning back right now” with a breathy tone that invokes the true tension in the struggle for passion. This comes to a ferocious climax in both tone and meaning during the refrain as she continues “There’s a battle in my head, tearin’ up my bed, you keep my up all night // Got me aching for your touch, shaking from the rush, you keep me up all night” portraying the true inner struggle that comes with desire. And as many can certainly agree, it may be these feelings of longing that bring them to relate with such a tenacious tune this Valentine’s Day.


Recent shows have earned her glowing reviews applauding her “huge vocals” and original pop songs that are “destined for high rotation”, and with 7 Broadway shows to her resume, roles opposite such stars as Lili Taylor and Kristen Johnston (for which her acting ability received special praise by The New York Times), Cyndi Lauper, and Alan Cumming- she’s garnered many accolades as a dynamic performer on stage, film and TV. Brooke has had the opportunity to perform her music on East and West coasts, gracing the stages of legendary venues such as The Knitting Factory, Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room, Pianos, Arlene’s Grocery, The Wellmont Theater, Genghis Cohen, Room 5, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, and the star-studded Bridgehampton Benefit for the Starkey Hearing Foundation at Campbell Stables. She’s also been doing many co-writes in NY, LA and Nashville with known commodities like Pulse Records’ Sean Walsh, Jimmy Nichols, and Brian Desveaux.


Brooke’s distinctive sound ranges in influences from Linda Ronstadt to Amy Lee and her New York City roots have lent to a very unique career. Growing up in Greenwich Village and down the block from NYC’s Washington Square Park–an area known for being an artists haven since the 1960s–it’s no wonder Moriber was drawn to the stage. Celebrated for her “clarion voice” by the Associated Press and as “A ravishing star with a paint-peeling belt”, she’s had the opportunity to work with legendary Broadway director Harold Prince in Parade- a musical in which she originated the role of “lola Stover.”

Check Out Brooke Moriber’s EPK HERE


WATCH: Brand New Video for “Up All Night”


Continuing the pattern, she soon went on to create original roles on Broadway as “Nadine” in The Wild Party and “Lily” in James Joyce’s The Dead, performed with Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming in The Threepenny Opera, played a young opera singer in Follies on Broadway, and even received praise off-Broadway with special mention by The New York Times for her murderous portrayal as “Mindy” in Wallace Shawn’s Aunt Dan and Lemon. Premiering Randy Newman’s “Stupid Little Songs” would follow, where she would play Randy’s first wife in The Education Of Randy Newman.


Though her love for the stage is evident, Brooke’s talents have been summoned in front of the camera as well. Having made several TV appearances on Law and Order: CI, Swift Justice, A Town’s Revenge, Off-Track Betty, Descent, and As The World Turns.


Yet with all that time performing both on and off Broadway as well as her many TV appearances, Moriber had also managed to catch the attention of producers who discovered that she had yet another gift as a talented songwriter. Piecing together catchy hooks that connected with listeners and turned life’s ups and downs into driving pop/rock tunes, she quickly took to performing with her own band.


Now, that gift is shining bright as she gets ready to release “Up All Night” and bring her talent and passions to the forefront this Valentine’s Day!


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