You are right. He is the real thing. Hypnotizing, spirited quality.
Thanks, Ron, for the great review!
Bravo to all in Rochester for your hard work and artistic photographic talents shared with our community. Try to find the time to give the Regional and Local Bands some attention and take some more photos. As you know...there is a huge, depth of talent in the area. We are the ground breakers in new music but have few outlets to perform in and to get paid fairly to do it. Kind of like being a photographer in Rochester...
An old geezer from Mic and the Anglos ( Craig R. Moffitt 1981- 1987 )
And don't forget Steve Czubara -- this Rochester-based music photographer holds a special place for Peter Gabriel fans: http://www.steveczubara.com/#!music-3
Best gigs of all time... when Seth/Quankmeyer/Dufus & co were doing the weekly Funderwhere shows every Saturday at midnight at Surf Reality in NYC... anybody who was at any of those will attest it was consistently mind-blowing! People looking for an intro should check out the albums "1:3:1" and "Last Classed Blast".
intergalactic cult leader, based in rochester, ny
Looks like another hipster band to me, if you want to hear legit rock check out "bouncing betty ", also from rochester
Keep on freeing up the rock world.
Sounds calculating and self absorbed. name dropping and a pretty transparant bid to find a rich benefactor. Get a life
Thanks a ton City Newspaper! I love the article....
If you haven't been to a Faergolzia you haven't truly lived. DO IT!!
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.
See you at the. Top Nasty Habit!!
Great live act!
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!
You forgot "many will fall" on day 2
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.
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.
lou faber & elaine heveron
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.
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.
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