Dave Gil de Rubio

In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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Playing At The Altar Of Led Zeppelin

No Quarter to perform pair of Long Island shows http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQMgQBp10BM When drummer John Bonham unexpectedly passed away at the age of 32 on Sept. 25, 1980, an entire generation of Led Zeppelin fans missed out on the...

It’s All In The Cards

Strat-O-Matic hosts latest successful Opening Day Port St. Lucie and Tampa may be ground zero for the new baseball season kicking off for Mets and Yankees fans respectively. But for die-hard Strat-O-Matic fans, Opening Day takes...

Ben Vereen Is Mr. Entertainment

Renowned performer honored with lifetime achievement award Ben Vereen comes from a generation of entertainers that are not only multi-talented, but are constantly hustling for work across various mediums. The great ones create a legacy that...

Fogo de Chão: Redefining Steakhouse Culture

Traditional steakhouse culture is one that is a carnivore’s delight, where the clientele is extensively made up of white male businessmen and the idea of greens is generally limited to a wedge of iceberg lettuce...

Marty Lyons Sees Red At Super Bowl LIV

Marty Lyons spent his entire 11-year plus career with the New York Jets as a key member of the “New York Sack Exchange,” playing both defensive tackle and defensive end. Lyons helped lead the 1981...

Bob Mould: Punk Rock Sunshine Superman

If nothing else, Bob Mould is a musical oxymoron. Fans know him for the heavy, guitar-driven sound that’s become Mould’s trademark dating back to his days fronting punk legends Hüsker Dü all the way through...

Top Albums Of 2019

Anyone not interested in auto-tune-drenched pablum and chart-friendly fodder not much more substantial than the streaming technology it’s being delivered on can be assured that there’s still plenty of solid music being recorded. The following...

The Ever-Talented Brandi Carlile

Using the term multi-talented to describe Brandi Carlile is a little like calling Dolly Parton a mere country singer. Carlile has garnered 11 Grammy nominations (four alone in 2020, as well as a trio of...

2019 Year In Review: A Year In Music

Nowadays, it’s gotten harder to find good, much less great, music coverage. As outlets fold, those that remain and aren’t the New York Times or Wall Street Journal are confusing the act of running weekly...

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30 Years In The Blink Of An Eye

While waiting at the Post Office Café for the guest of honor, I observed the collection of friends and family milling around and smiled....

Bethpage Air Show Lineup Announced

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels return to headline the 2016 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29,...

A Professor Of Antiquities

If you find yourself in the seaside town of Port Washington, take a stroll down Main Street and pop into Stam Gallery, a nod...

Daylight Saving Safety

Spring is just around the corner, and one sure sign is the start of Daylight Saving Time. This coming weekend, we’ll “spring forward” by turning...

Coffee Associated With Liver Wellness

Many people ask about liver wellness and what they can do to keep their liver healthy. The best recommendations that I can give are...
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