Mazarin to Headline WUSB Fundraiser, 12/14
The year 2013 has been a wild ride for Long Island's venerable rock 'n' roll band Mazarin, with major concerts and radio appearances for their acclaimed June 1 recording release, "Live Forever." College Radio Station WUSB FM 90.1 SUNY Stony Brook has been there all the way promoting Mazarin's concerts, the new recording, and providing valuable airtime, connecting the band to new and old fans alike. The band feels a very special bond to the staff and listeners of WUSB and is proud to perform this special concert in support of the station.
The band members of Mazarin (most of whom hail from Long Island include Doug and Marc "Mazarin" Hochlerin from Port Washington; Joey Perez from Freeport; Elliott Negrin from Merrick; Glenn Mack from Sea Cliff; Wayne Sabosto from Center Moriches; Scott Duryea from just across the border in Middle Village, Queens; and Ari Lesser from Baltimore. All were honored to be asked to donate their talents to perform at this special holiday fundraiser for a radio institution that has given so much to the band its fans. Tied to this event is Mazarin's annual canned food drive, this year benefitting the Manorville Community Church Food Pantry.
Mazarin will be singing songs from Live Forever, holiday favorites, and classics like "Slave to Rock and Roll," "Rockers," and "The Only One," which the Huffington Post recently posted as No. 1 on a list of the "Ten Best Pop Songs You May Have Missed," calling it a classic, timeless pop song" with "a 1950's swing, a 1960's kick, and funny 1970s lyrics."
If you are 21 and over, mark your calendars now for Saturday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. It all takes place at one of Long Island's hottest music venues, 89 North, located at 89 North Ocean Avenue in Patchogue. Admission is just $15 with giveaways at the door.
Mazarin will be joined by special guest Half Step, an incredible Grateful Dead tribute band, and by The Drunk Unkles, an all-star blues band appearing nationally. Singer/songwriter Dave Christian will open the show, and other guest artists are lined up. An after-party will follow with a performance by Finally Balanced. Plus raffles and a 50/50, all to support WUSB.
And for fans of WUSB, you will get to meet your favorite on-air DJs: Chris LaPorta, Kevin Kevorik, Bob Bennett, Habanaro, Eve Fasolino, Steve K, Donna J, and more. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit WUSB 90.1 FM. As WUSB - the first station on Long Island to play a Billy Joel recording in the early 1970's - likes to say, "Remember, it's all about the music."