We here at AM&A would like to send out a special thanks to all the contributors to this year's Astoria Music Now! Festival. It was most unfortunate mother nature had not cooperated yet again this year thusly we were unable to facilitate the days events. To mention the few names of the generous donors that contributed is the least we can do to show our gratitude. In hopes to enrich the local culture of our nieghborhood we ask for your continued patronage to these fine establishments. Please support those who support your local creative community. So without further adieu we say thank you to The Sparrow Tavern, The Queens Ink, Irish Rover, Sweet Afton, Break Bar & Billiards, The Shillelagh Tavern, Astoria Park Wine & Spirits, and last but not least Bohemian Hall & Beer garden. It is because of your generous support this nieghborhood thrives.
Christo Casey and the gang @ AM&A.
We'd like to leave you off with an homage to all the bands involved by our friends Illimanjaro and Mike check, This track is called Maybe Next Year and it says it all. Enjoy. (click here to hear track on soundcloud)
For the past 4 years AM&A (in Assosiation with Make Music New York) have closed off a prime section of Newtown Ave off of 30th ave and 33rd st for an anual summer solstice block party. What we've affectionatly dubbed as Athens Triangle is now within our grasp of becoming a perminant home for a pedestrian walk space. This new space will be called the Newtown Plaza and will be very similar to that of the one in Times Square.
This cannot happen without YOUR SUPPORT!
To show your support for the creation of this outdoor space simply show up in numbers 7pm to the Astoria Manor on Sept. 11 when this issue is brought up to our local Community Board.
Feel empowered, make a difference in your Astoria,
*** on THE HELLGATE STAGE Saturn Unleashed 8PM LTrain 7PM Jump For The Sails 6PM Marshall White Band 5PM Ekra 4PM Turn Down The Sun 3PM Justina Soto 2PM The Virtue Of Vice 1PM Nova N00N *** on THE TRIBORO STAGE Dirty Wings 7PM Rat Trap Bumpkin 6PM Begorah 5PM Madison Cano 4PM Beechers Fault 3PM Solmenta 2PM Illmanjaro 1PM Grants Tomb N00N *** on THE SKATEPARK STAGE Yo!Scunt 7PM S.O.S 6PM Stateside 5PM The Everymen 4PM Out Of Order 3PM The East Coast Fling 2PM *** on THE ACOUSTIC STAGE Jeanne Marie Boes 7PM Justina Soto 6PM Bliminal 5PM Rick Rocker 4PM John Keegan 3PM Rebecca Sullivan 2PM Schuyler Iona Press 1PM Steve Chizmadia N00N
Come on down for the best kansas city style smokehouse this north of the south. Discover the intense flavor of bbq so effing good you could cry while enjoying the authentic sounds of NYC Bluegrass with the Birdhive Boys.
Don't take our word for it, here's what everyone else has to say about John Brown!-
Located in Long Island City (actually a part of Queens for the non-NYC-ers), if this delicious plate is anything to go by, I’m going to have to make the trek over there one day with the gang. I’m more of a North Carolina/Virginia barbecue fan myself, but these crisp, savory burnt ends with a slice of rich, buttery fois gras all tied together with a pile of vinegary, crunchy coleslaw that had a tiniest kick to it could almost, very almost, convert me to Kansas City-style barbecue. That isn’t likely to happen, but this was a great dish. Oh, and here’s what a whole tray of these juicy morsels looked like.