She's swung sweetly with a gentle sepia coo for so long that all the antiquity is washed away. Though this Big Apple chanteuse's sound is that of Tin Pan Alley on a Saturday night, it's not a borrowed aesthetic from long ago — it's her sound.
True to its name, the foundation of Alkaline Trio consists of three musicians, albeit taken in different formations over the years. Despite different members having rotated in and out, frontman Matt Skiba remains the consistent force urging on the outfit.
If ever it was a night to get your dub on, this will be it. Marto is bringing us the finest and freshest trap step Ontario has to offer, as well as all the DnB and dub we could ever want along with Ghettotronics and Bittle.
It's still hard to believe that the Grateful Dead is history. Following Jerry Garcia's death in 1995, the Grateful Dead dissolved.
You thought Spider-Man was finished with Rochester? You couldn't be more wrong.
Let's see. If it's two hands, that's 10 fingers.
While New Found Glory's heyday may have been in the late 90's and early 00's, that certainly doesn't mean it has lost any punch in the interim. In town for the 10-year anniversary tour of "Sticks and Stones," the band has come to not only play the album in its entirety, but maybe show you something new.
The last time I heard them, it was sacred classical. But the 40-voice community chorus of The Lyric Chorale is contemporary bluegrass for its spring concert, "Black Ties and Blue Grass."
Local band Sky People describes itself as being "a crowd of cloud-dwellers coalesce to create cacophonous compositions." Alliteration aside, Sky People is a band that has a clear reverence for the psychedelic rock that came out of the 60's, made obvious thanks to the band's frequent use of rich harmonies and its relaxed, laid-back vibe.
The UV Race comes all the way from Australia, where the band makes a lo-fi brand of punk that is akin to the likes of Lou Reed, The Sex Pistols, and The Ramones. The band doesn't stray far from the classic punk feel, generally employing a limited melody, defiant lyricism, and conventional punk instrumentation.
This will be this Rochester band's Lovin' Cup debut. Self-described as alternative/folk/jazz, this seven-piece adds an element of darkness to its rather dense textures and lighthearted irony.
Of all the genres I like, I have multiple favorite bands for multiple various reasons. But when it comes to ska, I've got one: The Slackers.
I guess you could say the tree doesn't stand too far from where the apple falls. The Avett Brothers' father, Jim, has retired from his career as a welder to hit the road, just like his very popular boys.
The weather wasn't exactly cooperative for the first weekend of the 2013 Rochester Lilac Festival, so let's hope the second half of spring salvo is embraced a little more closely by Mother Nature. Among the free music headliners taking the Main Stage this week are world-music mainstays Rusted Root, "Blood & Roses" rockers The Smithereens, and local favorites like The Prickers, Prime Time Funk, and The Campbell Brothers.
On the heels of a brief tour with Central New York sweethearts Ra Ra Riot, Cleveland-based band The Lighthouse and The Whaler bring its melodic folk-rock, replete with glockenspiel and strings, to town. The outfit has released two albums and an EP over the course of its five-year existence, each showcasing enough catchy sing-along choruses and handclaps to thaw even the coldest heart.