Music on Bay

Controversial Russian musicians, Pussy Riot, who were arrested in 2012 after protesting Vladimir Putin, have released this video for a track which plays tribute to Staten Island’s Eric Garner who died tragically last summer.

‘The Defectives’ is the new project from Avon Junkies front-man Adam Tilzer, as well as members of The Washington Riot, and The Best of The Worst. The singer describes the new group’s sound as Rock and Roll with a punk influence, a departure from the brass-heavy Avon Junkies sound.

Creating an upbeat atmosphere and covering everything from Wu Tang to Good Charlotte, Love Tap energizes fans with a huge stage presence and interesting transitions. The band is also sure to please because of their fun and diverse set list. “We don’t discriminate against any music genre.” Explains singer/guitarist Nick Bove, “Our sets are comprised of rock, hip-hop, pop, alternative, and even some popular theme songs!”

When the time comes to get a caffeine boost or to pick up a paper-back novel, no place along the Bay St. Corridor will satisfy the need like Every Thing Goes Book Cafe and Stage.

Everything Ever | This Way on Bay

The boys of Everything Ever just wrapped up a national tour that spanned from early October until the end of November. That tour came on the heels of an announcement that they had signed to upstart, upstate New York record label, Secret Audio Club. On top of all that, SILive’s Kristin Dalton just covered the group in one of the site’s most popular online articles of 2014.

For the past couple of months, the Staten Island Advance’s online presence SILive.com has been rounding up the island’s best though a series of online reader polls. This morning the outlet revealed the winners in the “Best Hip Hop” category.