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Comment Archives: stories: Music

Re: “Concert Review: Deftones

Deftone's first album isn't post-hardcore, and post hardcore shouldn't be associated with Nu metal. If anything, you shouldn't have talked about Adrenaline when this article should have been just about that concert. They've always been more associated with Nu metal and Alternative metal, and experimental rock, not post-hardcore.

Posted by Matt on 10/28/2014 at 1:24 AM

Re: “ALBUM REVIEW: "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures"

See you at the. Top Nasty Habit!!

Posted by Live~Life on 09/27/2014 at 8:54 PM

Re: “ALBUM REVIEW: "The Younger Gang"

Great live act!

Posted by Patrick Jaouen on 09/26/2014 at 1:14 PM

Re: “VARIOUS | American Villain Fest

Hi Jeremy, we couldn't originally include the full band list due to space in print. But since this is online, I have updated the write-up to include everyone. Thanks!

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Posted by Jake Clapp on 09/25/2014 at 7:33 AM

Re: “VARIOUS | American Villain Fest

You forgot "many will fall" on day 2

Posted by Jeremy Oliver on 09/25/2014 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Couldn't agree more. The woodwinds perfectly captured the spirit of the piece, especially in their interaction with the strings in the second movement. It's almost like calling to someone you can't see and hearing them faintly and hesitantly call back. The finale was outstanding - fast, loud, tight, and powerful - exactly as it should be! I walked out of that hall with way too much energy for a weeknight.

Posted by John Brach on 09/24/2014 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Looping back around

Science defines synergy as the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Rochester, or at least those in the overflowing crowd that attended the Walt Atkison/Bernie Heveron/Kinloch Nelson concert last evening at the relocated Tango Café were treated to an all too rare example of musical synergy. The three talented musicians, who hadn’t played together in over a decade, after Walt Atkison moved to North Carolina, recombined for an evening of old and new Atkison songs that left the audience craving more, even as the second hour-long plus set drew to a close.
Atkison leads with a Cheshire-smiling, raspy firecracker voice, in between fast-train harmonica wails, and guitar riffs punctuating his songs. Though he's a one-man band on his own, the space and wide-net he gives his band mates, Kinloch Nelson on guitar and Bernie Heveron on guitar and bass (both stand-up and folk) easily brings out the
best of each of them. And when the band is having that much fun, so is the audience. Paul Ruske sat in on hand drum and tambourine, adding a subtle rhythm. The elegant room and the perfect summer night air outside the open windows was filled with music from the first note.
"Before You Accuse Me" and "Microwave Blues" heated up the crowd, and transported enthusiastic fans back to the days when the three musicians had a large and devoted following in Rochester. The audience sang along with familiar and favorite lines, and the joyous hoots and shouts of the crowd punctuated the end of each song. When the band, working seamlessly, launched into Summertime, Atkison’s voice brought home the depth of the lyric and the end of the song came too soon.
The ever affable Atkison’s lighter side shone brightly on songs such as "Saturation," "I Don’t Think You Know You Know Me," "Cha Cha Cha," "Blue Tatoo," and "Craven You," a song title triggered by a cigarette brand in Troronto called Craven A.
Rochester was represented not only by the musicians but the songs as well. Cadillac Hotel was a stand out with unmistakable references to the city Atkison once, and Heveron and Nelson still, call home. The trio, sounded as though they had spent the last decade practicing for this concert, yet each taking solos throughout the evening also showed their personal musical chops. For some, it was a return to the days when the trio would fill the Elmwood Inn each week, for others it was what they now hope was the first in a long series of concerts by this group. Almost three hours after it started, the evening was over all too soon for the audience. As one fan put it, “I cannot think of a musical event that I ever enjoyed more than this.” That seemed to be the unanimous sentiment of all in attendance.


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lou faber & elaine heveron

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Posted by Lou & Elaine on 08/26/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Fine-tuning the delivery

As someone who does not often attend, I think it's a great idea to include the concerts with modern content like Star Wars, Pixar, etc. We once took all our kids and drove to Cleveland to hear the Orchestra perform the score from The Lord of the Rings. I would also be enthusiastic to attend concerts featuring popular young musicians/multi-instrumentalists such as Chris Thile, Ben Solee, Andrew Bird, The Punch Brothers. They would certainly draw a whole other world of listeners to the performances. Exploring ways to get young people to consider attending performances by an orchestra seems to be very important if the traditional symphony is to survive.
Lavinia Curletta

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Posted by Lavinia Curletta on 08/16/2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “The Empty Hearts

Frank, Little Steven loves to play the Rolling Stones in their garage band phase. From their second american LP titled 12x5 there is a kick butt song (my favorite) that I have only heard him play on his show. The title is "Empty Heart"......(is like an empty lie...).

That's where I believe the band's name came from.

Posted by deltastrat on 08/12/2014 at 6:05 PM

Re: “RPO announces new music director

__"new music director" "new position" "new and vibrant" "new and exciting ways"__
"New" yes but lest not forget that a world class orchestra to be successful blends the new with the old. Too much new too quickly can lead to turmoil and trouble for director and orchestra. I think a case in point can be made for the recent RPO season of troubles.

Anyway here's to successful for Stare and the RPO!

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Posted by George of the City on 07/30/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Greg Townson unmasked

Been watching Greg play guitar since we were teenagers. He makes us proud AND makes us dance back home in Rochester.

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Posted by Heather Erwin on 07/24/2014 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Greg Townson unmasked

Great article. Greg is one of the musicians I miss after leaving Rochester. Best of luck in all your endeavors, Greg!!

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Posted by Mike Baldwin on 07/23/2014 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Greg Townson unmasked

Greg is one of my favorite people in the world. It's SO good to see all his success. To the toppermost of the poppermost with Greg!

Bob

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Posted by Bob Martin on 07/23/2014 at 12:35 PM

Re: “ROCK | Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

Local Originals THE HEROIC ENTHUSIASTS open. Music starts PROMPTLY at 8:00pm so get there early! This is going to be an awesome show!

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Posted by James Tabbi on 07/12/2014 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Big Rib BBQ and Blues Fest

Robert Rudolph and the Family Band play on Friday, not Saturday ... http://www.rochesterevents.com/festivals-events/big-rib-bbq-blues-fest/concert-schedule

Posted by LovetheRoc on 07/11/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Jazz Fest, Day 8: Frank reviews Bill Frisell, the Dirt Daubers

Good review of my favorite band(s); go see them if you get the chance.

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Posted by Barbara Lopez-Lucio on 07/01/2014 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Jazz Fest, Final Night: Frank reviews Cyrille Aimee, Joe Beard, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys

Bill, thank you for the catch. We updated the story to reflect her French background.

Posted by Jake Clapp on 06/30/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Jazz Fest, Final Night: Frank reviews Cyrille Aimee, Joe Beard, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys

sorry frank but Cyrille Aimée is all French maybe with some American mixed in ...

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Posted by Bill Johnson on 06/30/2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Jazz Fest, Final Night: Ron reviews Newport Jazz Festival All Stars, Stephanie Trick, and Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz

Not reviewed by anyone this year, but surely one of the Festival's most outstanding acts, was pianist Gwilym Simcock playing solo at Christ Church last night. Simcock, who is equally at home in classical and jazz, belongs on any list of the finest pianists in the world right now, and his performance was clear evidence of that. His technical sophistication, combined with an ability to penetrate to the essence of the music he is playing, resulted in a breathtaking experience for the audience, which reacted accordingly. He really needs to be in Hatch Hall, preferably with his trio.

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Posted by Dan on 06/29/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Jazz Fest, Day 8: Ron reviews Harold Danko, Phaedra Kwant, and The Wee Trio

I would strongly agree with Ron's review of The Wee Trio -- for me they were simply one of the best acts at the Jazz Festival this year, even though they are just starting out. I was struck not only by their individual talents, but also the originality of their arrangements. They did some highly imaginative stuff, like transposing one standard into a minor key and supplying entirely new rhythm structures to others -- all with great success. They did play together very well with one exception -- Jared Schonig on drums had a tendency to drown out James Westfall on the vibraphone on occasion. Schonig needs to take his volume down a bit and Westfall definitely needs to bring his up (it may sound loud enough to him, but it doesn't carry as well as it should to the audience). One really wants to be able to hear Westfall because he is especially good -- certainly far better than Jason Marsalis.

This group is probably going to continue to get better and could become a major star in the firmament of American jazz. Those who missed them Friday night can catch them at the Rochester Club on Saturday.

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Posted by Dan on 06/28/2014 at 11:12 AM

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