Music on Bay

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.

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.

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.

It’s throwback Thursday, so I thought I’d re-share one of the catchiest songs to come out of the Staten Island music scene in the last decade. “F For Effort” is a Les Vinyl track from the band’s “The Nafia EP.” Since it’s release in 2011, “F For Effort” has become the theme song for “What Say You Pod,” a podcast hosted by Impractical Jokers stars Sal Vulcano and Brian Quinn.

The new music video from Staten Island’s Giga Herbs, takes a trip to Forest Avenue’s Beans & Leaves cafe and then into space. How does that happen? The short answer is because of coffee. It’s really more complicated than that.

Spanish pop-punk act, Balloon Fights, recently released a new album. Now, normally we wouldn’t be covering music from outside of the borough, let alone from outside of the country, but this release is special. Why? Because for some reason, Balloon Fights decided to call their new album “Staten Island.” It’s cover even features the Verrazano Bridge in all of it’s majesty.