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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Check It Out: June 11-17

Shred-heads everywhere no doubt salivated upon learning that the Swedish tsunami that is Yngwie Malmsteen would be touring with fellow neo-classical metal icon and former Scorpions axeman Uli John Roth.

Afghan Whigs: Back In The Saddle With Do To The Beast

Afghan Whigs — Do To the Beast (Sub Pop) —Oftentimes lumped in with the grunge music due to its association with Seattle-based Sub Pop, (who the Whigs have returned to for this comeback), the band...

2014 Belmont Stakes Media Luncheon

As Bill Murray once famously stated in Caddyshack, it's a Cinderella story. West Coast thoroughbred California Chrome, whose dam (or mother) was purchased for a mere $8,000, is poised to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed pulled it off in 1978.

2014 PCLI Awards

At the 2014 Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) Awards, Anton Community Newspapers had a grand showing, racking up a total of 10 overall awards.

Time To Make The Donuts

Friday, June 6 is officially National Donut Day. So it’s no surprise, that companies associated with these trans-fat belly bombs are hitching their wagons to this event that’s a favorite for carb lovers everywhere.

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.



One Person Can Ignite A Fire That Can Light The Entire Forest

On March 30, 2016, I had the pleasure of meeting a true hero—Dr. Bennet Omalu. He was the keynoter at the Head Injury Association’s...

Leave Fireworks To The Professionals

Independence Day, July 4, is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the traditional displays of fireworks. The Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center urges...

Fast Food Fowl

When it comes to fast-food fried chicken, two chains reign supreme on Long Island: KFC and Popeyes. Both franchises have strengths and, undoubtedly, weaknesses....

Seasonal Depression: Overcoming The Winter Malaise

It is the middle of those barren, frigid winter months. Our down comforters and creative baristas do their best to comfort us while the...

2016 Election Ballot

U.S. President & Vice President (vote once) Hillary Clinton President / Tim Kaine Vice President DEM WFP WEP Donald J. Trump President / Michael...