Music: Coming to Rochester from Israel by way of L.A., Infected Mushroom is here to infect you — with the beat. Side effects may include unconsciously doing the “Night at the Roxbury” thing. Mushroom has been consistently rated one of the top acts in the EDM scene. As self-proclaimed purveyors of psychedelic trance, the act presents a light-and-sound extravaganza meant to confuse the senses. Infected Mushroom performs Thursday, January 17, 9 p.m. at Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. $20. 232-3221, rochestermainstreetarmory.com.
Corrected 1/22/13 1:39 p.m. to reflect that 2 Pages/2 Voices" will take place at Writers & Books, not Geva.
Theater: Writers & Books and Geva Theatre Center will present "2 Pages/2 Voices," an evening of short story plays written by area writers and read by area actors. The event will be held at 8 p.m. tonight at Writers & Books (740 University Ave.), and is free to attend. For more information, call 473-2590 or visit wab.org.
Film: The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave.) will host a screening of "Color Adjustment" tonight at 7 p.m. The film traces 40 years of race relations through the lens of prime time entertainment, scrutinizing television's racial myths and stereotypes. A discussion will follow the screening. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Call 563-2145 or visit thebaobab.org for more information.
It was Lincoln, Nebraska, sometime in the mid-90s, sometime in the mid fall, when I ran into The Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap. We had both played shows in the city that night and wound up at the same dank motel (where I’m certain every room at one time or another was a crime scene). My band mates and I sat and listened in awe as he spoke of rock ’n’ roll vampires, van fires, throwing up on the ceiling, throwing down, and other assorted sordid tales. It was here that he also imparted wisdom on our young, optimistic, impressionable minds. One nugget in particular: when you’re the support act on the bill, never, ever blow away the headliner.
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