As always, lots of great events and items of import happening all around our town.
First up – the annual New Rochelle Sidewalk Sale is underway. It kicked off a few days ago but continues through tomorrow in the DownTown area of New Rochelle.
Then tomorrow at 10 am, the New Rochelle Public Library plays host to the NRAA as they jury in new members for 2011.
Get up early on Sunday because the Taking Steps to Rebuild Benefit 5K walk-a-thon kicks off at 8 am at Wildcliff Manor. Proceeds of the walk-a-thon will go to help rebuild the Union Baptist Church tragically destroyed in a fire in February.
From two feet to two wheels, a different variety of benefit beings at 9 at New Roc Harley Davidson. The Third Annual Hogs For Hope escorted motorcycle ride will showcase fantastic food, great bands, prizes, raffles and a bouncy house all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Sign up and ride on SundayRead more
WVOX'S "Metal Mayhem" show in New Rochelle To Feature New Roc Harley Davidson Owner and President on Friday, June 3rd at 7pm!
Jack Meskunas of the legendary New Roc Harley Davidson will be Matt O'Shaughnessy's live in-studio guest on 1460 am and wvox.com...talking about how the famed upscale motorcycle dealership became the tri-state area's number one volume dealer, and playing some of his all-time favorite hard rock songs live on air and much more!
"This is just a perfect fit for WVOX's "Metal Mayhem"...as heavy metal and Harley Davidson's have always been on the same wavelength!", says O'Shaughnessy.
We all know about bands like Motley Crue, Judas Priest, and countless other metal bands who prominently feature Harley's in their videos and in their own personal life.
Don't miss Jack Meskunas of New Roc Harley Davidson live on "Metal Mayhem" on Friday, June 3rd at 7pm...exclusively on 1460 am and wvox.com worldwide!Read more
The Mighty Pragmatics are coming for some mayhem with Matt O'Shaughnessy and co-host Scott Schubert this Friday at 8:30pm exclusively on 1460 am and wvox.com worldwide!
The Mighty Pragmatics are a return to when Rock and Roll was dangerous and are one of WVOX's favorite New York area group's featuring Johnny Eggz on Vocals and Guitar, Mighty Joe Amodea on Guitar, Kenny Cintron on Bass and Nicky Shea on Drums. ...
The Mighty Pragmatics latest cd, cleverly titled - The Good...The Bad - is a cab ride to the depths of lower Manhattan in the 70's. The Pragmatics deliver a blend of Rock and Roll that kicks you in the butt!
Tune in this Friday at 8:30pm as The Mighty Pragmatics invade WVOX and debut their new single too!
Fans can call in live 914-636-0110!Read more
ESPN Sports Network has taken over the new gymnasium at Salesian High School and turned into an "ESPY Prom" for star athletes including tennis star Serena Williams, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, Green Bay Packers pass rusher Clay Matthews and sexy Olympic downhill racer Lindsey Vonn.
The shoot is to promote the 2011 ESPY Awards. Nominees will be officially announced next month. The 19th annual ESPY Awards ceremony will air live on ESPN from Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET. An ESPY Award, short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award. It is an accolade presented by ESPN to recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the calendar year preceding a given annual ceremony. The first ESPYs were awarded in 1993. The ESPYs are hosted by a contemporary celebrity; the style, though, is more relaxed, light, and self-referential than that of many other awards shows like the Grammys and Oscares, with comedic sketches usually included.
Also on hand for the shoot today at Salesian is John Wall of the NBA's Washington Wizards, B.J. Raji of the Green Bay Packers, Kevin Love of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves. Scheduled but not available today was the New York Yankees First Baseman Mark Texiera. Saturday Night Live Weekend Anchor Seth Meyers who will host the annual summer event was also on hand.Read more
WVOX’S “Metal Mayhem” Show in New York To Present “THE BIG 4″ Live Block This Friday!
In honor of the “The Big 4″ concerts featuring Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth, WVOX’s "Metal Mayhem" will air it’s “Big 4 Live Block” saluting each band with tracks from each group every Friday between 6-7pm exclusively on 1460 am and wvox.com worldwide.
The monumental New York area date for “The Big 4″ is September 14th at Yankee Stadium.
Fans can call into the show at 914-636-0110 and request their favorite “Big 4 Live Block”.
This is an awesome way the listeners and fans can be a part of our salute to The Big 4″ by just picking up the phone and requesting their favorite Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth or Anthrax song!” says host Matt O’Shaughnessy of WVOX.Read more
The New Rochelle Jazz Festival "Jazz in July" is gearing up for beautiful downtown New Rochelle/
The events will showcase local talent with a French Connection, Malo Mazurie from France. Kick off parties in local restaurants surrounding the "Green" will occur on July 8. Day and evening concerts will take place on July 9-10 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the "Library Green" and on July 11 at Chase Park in Scarsdale.
Featured artists include: Bob Baldwin, Gil Paris, Brian Carter, and Many more.
For Info: www.newrochellejazzfest.comRead more
Searching for a piece of “American Pie” in New Rochelle
By Mark Lungariello – New Rochelle Sound Report – May 12, 2011
Even those of us that aren’t fans know the chorus: “Bye-bye, Miss American pie / Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry / Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye / Singing ‘this’ll be the day that I die.’”
But what exactly it means is anyone’s guess.
Music geeks have been trying to decipher the lyrics of the song “American Pie” for years. And as legend has it, the Rosetta Stone to understanding the song is the City of New Rochelle itself.
Don McLean, the artist who released the iconic tune back in 1971, grew up in New Ro – and many believe the lyrical narrative of the song is set right here on the Sound Shore.Read more
Carnival Of Souls To Guest on WVOX'S Metal Mayhem This Friday!
New York metal band Carnival Of Souls will be Matt O'Shaughnessy live guests this Friday at 8:10pm on 1460 am and wvox.com worldwide.
Carnival of Souls was founded in the early 2000's by bassist, Gene Hunter and vocalist, Dee (Damien) Hunter. They then added guitarist Rob "the Machine" DeForge who they knew from other bands, and lead vocalist, Lee Cancela. Closing out the circuit on drums was Ron Hunter.
COS went big from the start and began playing packed out shows in local theaters and clubs on the Island and around the tri-state area.
Pretty soon Carnival of Souls found themselves touring and opening up for such well known bands as: Twisted Sister, Queensryche, Motorhead, and Anthrax. Vocalist, Dee recalls her fondest memory being at a special jam show in California. At this event many different members of bands came together just to rock out. Carnival of Souls opened the show, and some of the more famous musicians watched them and complimented on how much they enjoyed the show.
Fans can call into the show at 914-636-0110.Read more