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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Steve Earle’s Fave Authors

Steve Earle is never one to rest with idle hands. So it goes as he preps for the Seventh Annual John Henry’s Friends Benefit concert, set to take place on Dec. 13 at Manhattan’s Town...

Keeping Up With Steve Earle

It’s that time of year when singer-songwriter Steve Earle is getting ready to pack up and hit the road after spending the prior nine months as a single dad for his son John Henry, who...

Unraveling Current Events With The Drive-By Truckers

If ever there was a musical prism through which the divisive social and political events of the past five years could be viewed from a progressive perspective, the soundtrack would undoubtedly be provided by Drive-By...

Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood’s Fave Southern Acts

In the world of Americana, you’d be hard pressed to find an act as politically outspoken as The Drive-By Truckers (DBT). With origins in Athens, GA, DBT are unabashed southerners with a distinctly progressive view...

Lending A Hand To Those Who Can’t Afford Thanksgiving

Bethpage Turkey Drive for Island Harvest Food Bank aims to help local families enjoy the holiday The Bethpage Turkey Drive to benefit the Island Harvest Food Bank will take place on Friday, Nov. 19, from 7:30...

Adventures With A Grumpy Old Rock Star

Rick Wakeman shares chapters from a well-traveled life According to the Oxford Dictionary, a raconteur is “a person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way.” With that understanding, anyone who has ever experienced a...

Rick Wakeman’s Fave Concept Albums

While not a founding member of Yes, Rick Wakeman is an important part of this seminal group. And it can be argued, its most successful solo member. A prolific maker of music, be it performing...

Alice Cooper Brings The Motor City To The Masses

In coming out of the pandemic, Alice Cooper had plenty to grapple with between getting over a case of COVID-19 in December 2020 to figuring out what direction he was going to head into with...

Alice Cooper’s Fave Detroit Acts

Alice Cooper (née Vincent Damon Furnier) may have gotten his start in Phoenix fronting The Earwigs (a group rounded out by four fellow cross-country teammates) during the local annual Cortez High School talent show, but...

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Cops Hunt Violent Thugs In Hicksville Robbery

Cops are looking for two suspects after they pistol whipped a victim in a violent Hicksville robbery. According to detectives, two males entered Wall Street...

Check It Out: May 28 To June 4

May 28 Huntington The Empty Hearts @ The Paramount 370 New York Ave. 8 p.m. $37.25, $28.75. 631-673-7300 www.theparamountny.com Armed with a name suggested by Underground Garage svengali...

Bayville Man Reminds Men To Be Vigilant About Prostate Cancer Screening

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Every 3.3 minutes a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than three million men and their families...

Holy Trinity Students Are ‘Mad For Math’

Did you know that math plays a vital role in video games? What do you know about the Fibonacci numbers? What is the origin...

Rescheduled: Free Throw Contest

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest, which was scheduled to be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Saint Mary’s Elementary School has been...
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