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Frustrated by a complacent LI music scene, local Long Island band The Poets and their visionary manager, Ken Cabrera, started the LI Underground Original Music Scene out of a converted warehouse that became affectionately known as

The Raven.

The Raven became the modern equivalent of NYC's CBGBs. During the mid 90's, many original bands celebrated their music by playing along side The Poets to a multitude of enthusiastic fans. The Raven went on to become LI's #1 rated rehearsal and performance studio thanks to the ambition of manager Ken Cabrera and the spark of The Poets.