36 MARCH 2 0 1 8
If you are looking for energetic, rabblerousing
musical inspiration as a backdrop
to moments where anything can happen,
like falling in love or getting into a bar
fight, look no further than The LeftOvers.
Melodically pleasing yet fervent, The LeftOvers bring
a freshness and vitality to the western Queens music
scene that take hold of their audience and doesn’t let
go. The LeftOvers is made up of Josh Honigman on guitar
and vocals, Keith Jabinsky on rhythm guitar, Steve
Roscigno on drums and Nick Kottis on bass.
Honigman is the captain and the songwriting heart of
the band, bringing the almost fully formed songs to the
rest of the members, who then puts the final seasoning
on them. Jabinsky brings the catchy hooks; Roscigno
brings the noise and a splash of punk to the mix; and
Kottis holds down the back beat or “the spine of the
whole operation,” Roscigno explained.
Their musical collaboration has lasted for an impressive
“We were just 12-year-old punks who wanted to play
as loud and fast as possible,” Roscigno remembered.
“Although now we prefer a more folk garage rock sound,
it’s safe to say that there is still a underlying shade of the
punk that got us started.”
And the band has an affinity for the local music scene.
"I think the most attractive part about the Astoria music
scene is that there is no one scene for one sound. It
is sort of a musical tapestry each show we go to,” Roscigno
Not only will you love the musical stew that is The
LeftOvers, they will leave you wanting seconds. You can
catch them on May 16 at The Shillelagh Tavern (47-22
30th Ave., LIC).
YOUTUBE: THE LEFTOVERS
Photos: RJT Photography/Instagram @theleftoversmusic