Vin Forte

Vin Forte

Vin Forte is a writer. He also hosts the 'Any Time with Vin Forte' podcast. He is currently working on an anthology of short stories due out later this year.

But in researching this song, I was led to a 2005 NY Times article that told a much crazier story than just a couple of guys hopped up on SI pride.

Staten Island native and filmmaker Mike Rizzo and Brooklyn singer/songwriter Brian Bonz have spent the last few years moonlighting as Bobo Touch; silent guardians of New York City etiquette.

Back in 2002, David Bowie was on tour in NYC. But this wasn’t just any tour. Bowie had pledged to play a show in every one of the five boroughs. When Bowie came to SI he decided to play at the Snug Harbor Music Hall.

Earlier this week, local Folk artist Sara Jae released her long-awaited full-length album ‘A Closet of Reconstructed Memories. The album is a atmospheric trip through the icy fog of love’s labored remembrances and personal thoughts unleashed after years of aching to be put to record.

This Friday night, May 6th, Staten Island’s three-piece powerhouse of rock, Pussywolf, are presenting a night of music and food with a ‘Pussywolf Pizza Party’ at Marie’s Gourmet.

This footage of a local dance rave from 1995, unearthed by Youtuber Angelo Caracausi, is a nearly half-hour time capsule showcasing a precise moment in 90s Dance culture through the lens of Staten Island.

From the depths of Youtube, this week we bring you something very special: a 1988 archival film showcasing the historical context of various styles of homegrown music on Staten Island and the legacies of some of these famous styles, artists, and traditions. Some of which still continue to this day.

Sergio Napoletano has been kicking around the SI music scene for a few years now, slowly refining and whittling down his signature sound until the music perfectly matches the emotional weight he throws behind it.

Last week, SI’s own Kerbivore (Sean Kuhl, vocals, guitar; Tom Conners, drums; Matt Wilson, bass) were featured on Al Crisafulli’s ‘Signal to Noise NJ’ program on WFDU.