Dave Gil de Rubio

In addition to being editor of theNassau Observer, 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), New York Press Association (NYPA) and Fair Media Council (FMC).

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Check It Out: May 7-13

May 10 & 11 NYC HAIM @ Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. 8 p.m. $25. 212-582-6600 www.terminal5nyc.com With their surname doubling as the group name, sisters Danielle, Alana and Este somehow managed to mix the disparate influence of Fleetwood Mac, Destiny’s Child and ’80s synth-pop

Broken Bells: Finding Dream Pop After The Disco

Two Great Tastes That Go Together

St. Paul & The Broken Bones: A New Soul Sensation

Going To Church At The Altar Of Muscle Shoals

Joan Osborne: Changing It Up Just A Bit With Love and Hate

With her rich vocals and knack for belting out R&B, be it her own material or the string of covers she’s done on recent albums, it’s also nice when Joan Osborne decides to change things up a bit. Such is the case with her eighth studio album.

Getting Lost In The Stacks At The Strand

For hip-hop fans, eight miles may bring to mind the stretch of street in Detroit’s Mile Road System. But for a generation of readers, it’s a direct reference to the amount of bookshelves Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George F. Will was alluding to in a ‘70s column he was writing about the Strand.



Cheese Please

Borden Cheese is making the back-to-school season easier...and delicious. Back to school means it’s back to the grind which also means it’s time to...

A Collective Thanks To Our Veterans

All gave some, and some gave all. That is why on the Sunday preceding Veterans’ Day, the American Legion Auxiliary comes together and joins with...

Walking On The Sunny Side Of The Street With Brian Wilson

Beach season may be over, but for Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Brian Wilson, he’s in the midst of what might be considered...

ProHEALTH Launches Drive-Thru Testing For Coronavirus

ProHEALTH will offer drive-thru testing for COVID-19 for primary care patients at its urgent care clinics in Little Neck and Jericho.  How to Book an...

Michael McDonald’s Fave Singing Pianists

Few artists this side of Daryl Hall possess the kind of rich, blue-eyed soul phrasing that Michael McDonald possesses. In addition to having an...