Hey man, I don't know if you remember me but when my band was first started we played @ Traxx and we met you. (www.fkjmusic.com) Our drummer left and we're looking for someone, do you know of any drummers? From patchogue, ronkonkoma area etc that are looking to get into an originals band?
We do not have drums, unfortunately. You can treat this like a gig though, it's more than just an "open mic"... and Traxx is looking to book bands, so this is a good opportunity to "audition" for a Friday or Saturday slot. So far the first 3 nights we had a band play and jam a whole set, with their own equipment, and all 3 times were a blast. We could get by without guitar or bass amps by using the PA (I have a good preamp/processor, and wireless), but drums will be needed if you want to play with the whole band. If you want to come yourself and play along with backing tracks, you can do that too (I was doing that last night)...or if there's a band there already, maybe you can jam with them, or use their drums, if they're cool with it.
We're rehearsing at Ultimate Sound tonight, we're going to do a real rough recording of our set. We're basically a hard rock band, lots of solos, plenty of gain, we're only a trio right now (looking for either a keyboardist or axe slinger)... We'd definitely be interested in playing at the open mic.
Hahha I'm always on Long Island craigslist - traxx was getting some serious negative press on there...same goes for that "cosmos moon" band. Anyways, cool video clip I'll let you know when I have some audio clips for you to sample