Art on Bay
‘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.
Valentine’s Day and Second Saturday Staten Island are headed our way in just a few short days! What better way could there be to celebrate love in combination with art!
You might not recognize him under the makeup, but that’s native Staten Islander, Nick Williams, in the center of the above photo in the black and white clown makeup. After packing up from Staten Island, the North Shore staple with a big voice has big things brewing down in The Big Easy.
After being the first from Staten Island to ever win the NYC Neighborhood Challenge, the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership has held the first of several meetings to organize “Illuminate Stapleton” on February 3rd.
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!”
Staten Islanders who are fans of Scarface and The Godfather Trilogy might be excited to learn that film star Al Pacino’s latest was shot right here on Staten Island. A dark comedy, The Humbling, is an edgy look into the chaotic life of an actor suffering from dementia.
It’s an exciting time for us here at This Way on Bay. Our first Print edition has been released and is headed to some of your favorite North Shore Staten Island spots.
Sometimes the universe throws out change and growth where we least expect it to. Such is the case with the unlikely chaos which Superstorm Sandy brought to Scott Van Campen and his wife, D.B. Lampman. After having operated New York Fabricators for 12 years at 450 Front Street on the North Shore, the couple were left with total destruction to the premises. However, these business owners saw a ray of light and turned around their situation into envisioning this 6,000 ft. space into a creative space for the community.