Harlan Friedman of the Long Island Press weighed in on the state of Long Island’s music scene, which boasts Taking Back Sunday, Brand New and Glassjaw, and wonders if the area is “the next Seattle?” Friedman said, “I sure hope not. Although the rainy city’s grunge phenomenon was amazing—and for a short time did steer the boat known as the music industry—the well dried up fast.” He added, “When I look at Long Island, I see something a lot bigger than a one-shot deal with a short shelf life. I see one of the richest and most diverse music communities in the world. Every genre of music has been represented at some point on the Island.” Longislandpress.com has since removed the article.
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