Monday, September 30, 2013

The Paramount Turns Two

Two years ago today The Paramount opened its doors for the first time. Located in downtown Huntington, The Paramount has a capacity of 1,555 and features; concerts, comedy, boxing, community and other special events in a club/theater setting.  With over 25,000 Facebook fans, The Paramount was recently ranked as the #24 highest attended club venues worldwide by Pollstar Magazine. As a Ticketmaster venue, booked by Live Nation, The Paramount hosts over 150 events per year and has quickly established itself as the premier music venue on Long Island. In honor of The Paramount’s birthday we are counting down the reasons why The Paramount is the best place to go for live entertainment.

  1. No one wants to wait on line at the bar and with four bars the wait stops now.
  2. Our small venue helps create an intimate setting for seeing artists you love. In one online review Long Island resident, Jason L. said, “This is the best laid out, best thought out venue I have ever been in. Well done.”
  3. We pride ourselves on having helpful and friendly staff and it doesn’t hurt that they are all good looking too.
  4. Our booking department is constantly booking great bands. Together with Live Nation, we bring in new artists and timeless acts.
  5. Last, but definitely not least, Long Island finally has live music. We took away the hassle of traveling into the City to see a show. Commack resident, Nicole G. said, “All of the staff at the paramount is so nice! The sound system is awesome!! It's so amazing that some of my favorite bands/music artists are right in the neighborhood!!”
If you haven’t experienced a show at The Paramount, then what are you waiting for? October is packed with artists such as The Fray, 3OH!3, Finch, and R5. For more information on shows please visit our website. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the box office every day!

The Paramount's 2 Years Summed Up:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

They Started from the Island Now They’re Here

The Paramount is the premier music venue on Long Island. We have had big headliners such as Pitbull, Don Henley, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson, and Limp Bizkit, but it’s the opening acts that we often overlook. The Paramount has always supported local bands and will always be looking for upcoming artists on the island. Here are some of the local bands that graced the stage of The Paramount and got the audience hyped for an amazing show.

Jake Incao recently opened for Pat Benatar in August. He is originally from the Long Island/ New York City area and has recently formed the band, Jake Incao & the Common Thieves. They frequently perform at New York City venues such as The Bitter End, Ace of Clubs and Bowery Poetry Club. “My Sweet Summer” and the acoustic track, “Dizzy” are two of his licensed songs through SONY BMG.  “As long as there is life, I can write,” said Jake Incao. 

Dangerous Muse opened for Andy Bell and Howard Jones in August as well. Dangerous Muse is an electronic rock project based in New York City, led by songwriter and vocalist, Mike Furey. Their debut three-song digital EP landed at #2 on iTunes dance charts. A music video for the lead single aired on MTV/LOGO and, in its second week, went to #1 on the countdown. Their talent and success have caught the attention of the New York Daily News who gave them the title of “Year End Ones to Watch.” Washington Post said, “Dangerous Muse is part of a new generation of download-only artists making their names over broadband connections instead of radio waves.”

The Scofflaws helped get the crowd excited for The Specials. The Scofflaws are a Huntington, Long Island, New York-based Ska band that debuted in 1988. The Scofflaws early sound was under the influence of R&B, jazz, and eclectic covers like “Ska-La-Carte”, “Nude Beach” and “William Shatner.” Today The Scofflaws are best known for their rambunctious live shows, technically proficient horn solos and tight arrangements.

Other local bands include Liza Colby Sound who opened for the Psychedelic Furs and Born Cages who recently opened for Pretty Reckless last weekend. The Paramount is always looking for talent on Long Island. If you have a band you’d like to see perform at The Paramount hit us up on our website

Monday, September 23, 2013

Summer Sum Up

Summer has officially ended. The temperature has dropped, the kids are back in school, and Starbucks has welcomed back Pumpkin Spice Lattes. As you scroll through your summer album on Facebook and tweets you made at the beach wishing it was summer again, let us join you and reminisce on summer’s hottest concerts.

The legendary Peter Frampton started off the summer with his guitar circus. It was the kickoff to an amazing summer.  Three days later girls waited in line for hours to meet Darren Criss. A few weeks after his performance he lost his friend and costar Cory Monteith.  Fans also said goodbye to Streetlight Manifesto who held their last performance at the Paramount.

The Paramount was sold out for Get The Led Out a Led Zeppelin tribute band. A week later Under the Sun brought back the ‘90s and fans made it rain for Smash Mouth.  Dedicated Blues Brothers’ fans dressed to impress… the Blues Brothers that is. It wasn’t the first concert fans dressed up for; they brought their kilts out for the Dropkick Murphy’s back in June. 

Ending the summer on a high note, Pat Benatar originally from Long Island, came home for a one night event. This summer was filled with amazing acts that we hope to have back soon, but just because summer is over doesn’t mean the music has to stop. Check out our upcoming shows like 3OH!3, The Fray, Third Eye Blind and more on our website!

We want to know what bands you’d like to see #ComeBACKToTheParamountNY on Twitter or hit us up on our website!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Paramount’s Most Wanted Back

Our inboxes are always filled with all your suggestions as to whom you’d like to see at The Paramount, but after a successful show we receive multiple emails asking one question. When are they coming back? We have narrowed down the list to 4 acts we want back. These are The Paramount’s Top 4 Most Wanted Back…now let’s hope they come!

Robin Thicke: A year after Robin Thicke performed at the Paramount he has reached number one on the Billboard. He has written songs for Christina Aguilera, Mary J Blige and Pink. Thicke’s hit single “Blurred Lines” featuring T.I and Pharrell heated up this summer. In fact, it was just one of Thicke’s summertime hits. Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” featuring Thicke quickly became reached the top of the charts. Thicke has proven that whatever track he is on its sure to be a hit!

Don Henley: It has only been a couple of months, but we already want Don Henley to come back. Don Henley’s band the Eagles had two top 10 singles, “Take It Easy” and “Witchy Woman” off their first album alone. Having major success in the 1970’s with The Eagles, Henley went on to have a huge solo career. Some of his hit singles include “Boys of Summer,” “Dirty Laundry,” and “New York Minute.” Henley has received countless accolades, numerous gold and platinum records and performed sold-out concert tours worldwide.

Slash: Slash is long overdue for a performance here at The Paramount. He is best known as the former lead guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Back in 2012, Slash released his second solo album Apocalyptic Love and has received critical acclaim as a guitarist. That same year he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with other members of Guns N' Roses.

Matchbox Twenty: It has been a year since Matchbox Twenty released their fourth album North. It was their first album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Not only did it reach number one, but it was the band’s first set of all-new material in a decade. Some of their greatest hits include “She So Mean,” “3 am,” and “Radio.” Matchbox Twenty a tighter and more collaborative band than ever before in its 17-year career.

We want to know what bands you’d like to see #ComeBACKToTheParamountNY on Twitter or hit us up on our website!

Monday, September 16, 2013

In Case You Missed It

 Saturday night millions gathered around the TV for the highly anticipated fight. At the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is where the fight between Floyd “Money" Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez took place. After an intense fight, two judges gave the win to Mayweather by 9-3 and 8-4 scores in rounds, while the third saw it 6-6.  “I didn't know how to get him, it's extremely simple,” Alvarez said. “He's a great fighter, very intelligent. The frustration was getting in there, but he's a great fighter. We tried to catch him.” Mayweather remains undefeated.

Beyoncé was also in a fight…for her safety that is. While performing at the Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday, Beyoncé was pulled off stage by an aggressive fan. A security guard immediately ran up on stage and pulled her back up. After singing “Irreplaceable,” Beyoncé told the crazed fan, “It's all right. Thank you, I love you, too.”

Earlier Sunday morning Britney Spears tweeted, “Woke up today and saw that a low quality version of Work Bitch had leaked.” Spear’s new single “Work Bitch” was leaked a day early.  The song was scheduled to hit the radio at 6 p.m. on September 16th, but due to the leak Spears pushed the official debut up to Sunday afternoon.

Rounding off this eventful weekend, Nina Daveluri was crowned Miss America. Daveluri is the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, as well as being the first Indian-American to win the crown. “I was the first Indian Miss New York, and I'm so proud to be the first Indian Miss America,” Davuluri said after she won. The 24-year-old Fayetteville, New York, native studied at the University of Michigan, where she graduated with a degree in brain behavior and cognitive science. She also is passionate about healthy lifestyles and would like to become a physician one day. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday Night Football

Last night Carrie Underwood premiered her take on the NBC Sunday Night Football Theme Song. Her debut performance was played during the New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game. Earlier that morning Underwood tweeted, “I've got this funny feeling that I'm going to be waiting all day for something...” followed up by, “Who's ready for @SNFonNBC? Woo hoooo!!! I'm so excited!”

For the past six years, Faith Hill‘s “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” has been the theme song featured during the Sunday Night Football game, and back in 2006, it was sung by Pink. It was a difficult decision for Hill, but she tweeted, “Amazing 2 have been part of SNF - an honor. I've just let everyone there know it's time 2 let someone else rock the open.”  Hill isn’t giving up on football though; she tweeted that she will still be watching SNF. That means she won’t miss Bruno Mars Super Bowl halftime performance.

Grammy winner Bruno Mars, has several hits such as “When I was Your Man,” Locked Out of Heaven,” and “The Lazy Song.” With the Super Bowl five months away, Mars will have time to perfect his performance as did the many artists before him. Previous acts include Beyoncé, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney.

We want to know what you think. Who sings the Sunday Night Football best? And do you think Bruno Mars Super Bowl performance will be better than Beyoncés’?