Category Choice Concerts

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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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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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CHOICE CONCERTS: 8/8-8/15

Hip-Hop: MC Lars Nerdcore might be a love-it-or-leave-it proposition, but Andrew Nielsen aka MC Lars, is its reigning king. This California rapper is the iPod generation’s Beastie Boys and “Weird Al” Yankovic all rolled into one. Since his 2004 debut CD, “The Laptop EP,” MC Lars has injected geek humor, wit, and quirky subject matter […]

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CHOICE CONCERTS: 8/1-8/8

Hip-Hop/Rap: Snoop Dogg Can you really pass up a chance to see none other than the S-n-double-o-p Dogg himself? Even for the non-rap-initiated such as myself, Snoop Dogg (originally Snoop Doggy Dogg) has a certain charm, a certain swagger, and a coolness that most other rappers in the industry just can’t seem to muster. Sure, […]

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CHOICE CONCERTS: 7/25-8/1

**UPDATED 7/26/12: The Party in the Park feat. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings has been moved to Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St.) due to threat of rain** ALTERNATIVE/PUNK: Pink Elephant On Saturday The Krown plays host to a post-punk revival with a trilogy of solid independent East Coast thrashers sharing the stage. […]

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CHOICE CONCERTS: 7/18-7/25

Reggae/Funk/Jam: FEVER, Poetry for Thieves While FEVER has dubbed itself a funk/reggae/dub band, it brings to mind most strongly 90’s-style alternative music, without the political twist but peppered with some occasional dashes of dub. Poetry for Thieves is a jam band that happens to share a rehearsal space with FEVER, so working together comes naturally […]

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CHOICE CONCERTS: 7/11-7/18

ALTERNATIVE: Young the Giant Young the Giant, a modern-rock quintet based in Irving, California, is a collection of young musicians with familial roots all over the world. Formed in 2004, the group first toured and released an EP as The Jakes. This early incarnation of the band experienced some success with performances at the South […]

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CHOICE CONCERTS: 7/4-7/11

King Conquer Sunday, July 8 Dub Land Underground, 315 Alexander St. 8 p.m. | $10-$12 | 232-7550 [ DEATH-CORE ] After changing its name, as well as darkening its genre, the band now known as King Conquer began to cultivate a strong local fan base in its hometown of Naples, Florida, on the strength of […]

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CHOICE CONCERTS: 6/27-7/4

HARDCORE: Agnostic Front Though originally consisting of all skinheads, Agnostic Front really began when the hand opened up the ranks to include, among other people, its third singer, the charismatic Roger Miret. One of the New York City hardcore scene’s most important and seminal outfits since 1980, the band shifted to a less thrash, more […]

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CHOICE CONCERTS: 6/20-6/27

JAZZ: Dino Dinicolo How many things can you do with a five-string bass and a human voice? If you’re Dino Dinicolo the answer is an infinite amount. On the bass he runs the gamut from Jaco Pastorius-like harmonics to Victor Wooten-esque rhythmic slapping. As far as his voice goes, singing is merely the start. His […]