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Art and music at the BrickHouse Brewery

"Spontaneous Painting,? by Rocky Point artist Michelle Posner.

"Spontaneous Painting,” by Rocky Point artist Michelle Posner. (Credit: Michelle Posner)

January is a notoriously quiet month when it comes to nightlife, with many spots keeping calendars light after the major undertakings that happen on New Year’s Eve. However, Friday will be anything but “quiet” at The BrickHouse Brewery in Patchogue, as it hosts an especially eclectic evening.

Although known to many for its in-house brewed beer, the BrickHouse is also recognized for holding all sorts of events that allow local imaginative and independent minds – artistic and musical alike – to showcase their talents, and on Friday, Jan. 4, both of those aspects of area creativity will be on display.

Sonically, the band Hello Jupiter (with members from towns Amityville and Blue Point) will be on hand to headline, while Dashi and the Lifeguards and Eastern Phoebes (both Patchogue-based) are also on the bill. All three qualify as either alternative or indie, with Hello Jupiter’s sound leaning toward an organic, alt-punk style, while the ‘Lifeguards deliver a funky, clever beach-rock effort and Eastern Phoebes present a sturdy brand of hipster-friendly offbeat pop.

At the same time, a DJ will spin on the second floor alongside Rocky Point-based artists (and married couple) Michelle Posner and Stelios Stylianou, who will be demonstrating how they create during a dual exhibition. The event kicks off at 9:30 p.m., for a $5 cover. For more information, check out The Brickhouse Brewery online at or at

The BrickHouse Brewery: 67 W. Main St., Patchogue, 631-447-2337

“Spontaneous Painting,” by Rocky Point artist Michelle Posner.

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