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Corey Bearak
Aug28
Two divergent shows by rock icons
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Two shows last week. Iconic artists. Both rescheduled from original dates. August 14, 2020 in the case of Rod Stewart. January 14 of this year in the case of Billy Joel. While we’ve seen both, it’d be the first time for each for Marisa who wanted to see each. While many around us at Jones Beach appeared to enjoy attending this performance by the fo

Corey Bearak
Aug29
Take It Easy
Posted By : Corey Bearak

While I like to attend concerts, the stadia, amphitheater, arena experience – in terms of accessing the facility and one’s seats – involves nothing easy. That said, the experience once inside borders on exhilaration, especially if you know and enjoy the music. One song tied together the concerts my daughter and I enjoyed last Wednesday and as this

Corey Bearak
Aug15
No Milk or Sugar
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Finally (and in honor of this blog, taking my coffee black this morning)!   Got to see a live show featuring one of my most fave bands. We chose an outdoor venue: The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. We — my daughter Marisa with me — saw Squeeze opening for Hall and Oates. Marisa said she liked the Squeeze set best. Both bands played relati

Corey Bearak
Jul11
Live for the music
Posted By : Corey Bearak

One of the (many) things that I look forward to as much of our nation recovers from the impacts of COVID-19 centers around the return of live music, and soon I’ll get to start seeing some of my all-time faves live in concert!   Several blogs ago I mentioned a night out to see some live music ahead of the return of Gotham Battle of the Bands®, this

Corey Bearak
May24
What plans
Posted By : Corey Bearak

This time of year, I usually look to gather lists of summer concerts, many free, to recommend. Not this year. Often, the discussions about music involve what great show got canceled, postponed or rescheduled. Not sure how many texts and emails I’ve exchanged with my friend Jason about changes involving shows planned at Jones Beach this year. We’ve

Corey Bearak
Apr26
FWIW
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Looking back several weeks I wrote of concert plans. Earlier this week I emailed with my friend Jason about the postponement of an amazing show scheduled for last Thursday at the Kings Theatre; we had plans to see John Fogerty; from Fogerty’s site we knew for a few weeks of the show’s postponement but LiveNation only emailed something formal this w

Corey Bearak
Sep16
A show
Posted By : Corey Bearak

A few nights ago, one might say Marisa returned the favor. She took her dad to see a show. A long time a-coming, as the lyrics go. I believe her first time was during the winter a quarter century ago. Marisa was not yet in school. Today’s birthday boy was but several months in First Grade. Only one of three shows I attended that year, all with a

Corey Bearak
Jul24
Parent and Child
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I like stories of children entering the family business.   Last night Shelly and I attended Gregg Allman's Laidback Festival at Jones Beach. One of many highlights involved a son playing just before his father's gig.  Devon Allman played a strong set on the “Low Country Stage” ahead of his dad's set on the Laid Back Stage. Waiting for the son's se

Corey Bearak
May29
My Music
Posted By : Corey Bearak

The approach of summer means signals concert season.   Outdoor venues host any number of shows into September.   Music acts of all kinds abound and offer ample opportunity to find sounds of enjoyment.   I expect to see at least three show just this month in just nine days.   Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd at Jones Beach; Al Kooper (pictured abo