Category Music

Amanda Ashley performed at Johnny’s on Saturday, August 25. PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE

MUSIC REVIEW: Eat to the beat

[ REVIEW ] By Frank De Blase Part of The Public Market Band’s allure is its duct-taped assembly, its rag-tag nonchalance, its Rube Goldberg framework. Bands practice this for years, trying to make their performances all gunfighter cool and dangerous. TPMB is one of the few bands that doesn’t try, and yet it achieves that […]

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Starting at the top

[ PROFILE ] BY RON NETSKY David Liebman w/Phil Haynes’ No Fast Food and Drew Gress Thursday, September 6 Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive 8 p.m. | $18-$20 | lovincup.com Saxophonist David Liebman will never forget January 13, 1973. That was the night he played for the first time with Miles Davis at New […]

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CHOICE CONCERTS: 8/22-8/29

VARIOUS: The Fairport Music & Food Festival This fun-filled day will feature more than 20 musical acts performing on three stages, and even a river boat. Look for familiar names like Jumbo Shrimp, MoChester, Tommy Brunett, Brass Taxi, The Deep Blue Dream, Carbon Leaf, Deborah Magone, Violet Mary, and The Campbell Brothers, among others. In […]

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MUSIC CALENDAR: 8/22-8/29

TO SEARCH, PRESS CTRL + F, TYPE IN THE FIELD THAT POPS UP, AND PRESS ENTER. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22 [ Acoustic/Folk ] JIM LANE. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St., 385-8565; lemoncello137.com. Free. 7:30 p.m. MARTY ROBERTS. Schooner’s Riverside Pub, 70 Pattonwood Dr., 342-3030; shumwaymarine.com/schooners.shtml Call for info. 7 p.m. PAT KANE.McGraw’s Irish Pub, 146 W […]

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MUSIC INTERVIEW: The state of hip-hop in Rochester

BY FRANK DE BLASE As boisterous and bombastic as hip-hop tends to be, it is still a genre preceded by public misperception, generalization, and out-and-out dismissal. As with any genre of music, the ears of those outside its fan base are often assailed by topical, shallow misrepresentations of the form. Minds get made up, hasty […]

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CONCERT UPDATE: Riproc Riptide Boat Cruise w/Robb G, Skanntron, Keto, Mic See; Jason & deMarco; Joe Bonamassa

[ DJ/Electronic ] Riproc Riptide Boat Cruise w/Robb G, Skanntron, Keto, Mic See Saturday, September 8. Port of Rochester. 6:30 p.m. $20. riprocboatcruise.com. [ Pop/Gospel ] Jason & deMarco Saturday, September 29. St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene Church, 17 S. Fitzhugh St. 7 p.m. Free, registration encouraged. 546-7730. jdrocconcert.eventbrite.com. [ Blues/Jazz ] Joe Bonamassa […]

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CLASSICAL PREVIEW: Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival

BY PALOMA CAPANNA Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival “L’Invitation au Voyage“ Sunday, August 19 Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua 7:30 p.m. | $10-$60 | 690-1220, LakeMusicFestival.org To hear baritone Michael Kelly of SongFusion speak about art songs is to hear in spoken words the heartfelt emotion he will pour into his upcoming performance […]

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MUSIC INTERVIEW: H8 Machine

BY FRANK DE BLASE H8 Machine Saturday, August 18 Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. 6 p.m. | $10 | themontagemusichall.com reverbnation.com/h8machine Rochester hardcore outfit H8 Machine is a study in balance, as it straddles speed and weight perfectly. Call it muscle, call it dexterity, call it brutally beautiful. H8 Machine came to be in […]

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CHOICE CONCERTS: 8/15-8/22

METAL: Prong Prong is one of those bands that gets referenced and credited by countless bands under the heavy umbrella, but which never quite achieved the attention it deserved. Founded in New York City in the mid-1980’s, Prong perfected the chug-heavy riff and percussive aggression that kept it dark and serious while a lot of […]

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MUSIC CALENDAR: 8/15-8/22

TO SEARCH, PRESS CTRL + F, TYPE IN THE FIELD THAT POPS UP, AND PRESS ENTER. Wednesday, August 15 [ Acoustic/Folk ] CAROL HEVERON AND FRIENDS. Meigs St. Park, Meigs St. Free. 6:30 p.m. DADY BROTHERS. Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Rd., 224-0990; johnnysirishpub.com. Free. 8 p.m. JIM LANE. Lemoncello, 137 West Commercial St., 385-8565; […]