Yeah yeah, I know bluegrass is a genre, so is the whole earthy jam thing. But you don't necessarily have a specific set of instruments in jam as you do in bluegrass. Therein lies the confusion surrounding Rochester's own Vassar Brothers. The band brandishes bluegrass artillery, but the band jams, creating a sort of frantic, swirling bluejam. Wasn't it time for something new, anyway?
The Vassar Brothers play with Aranka Fabian on Monday, December 28, at Flour City Station, 170 East Avenue. 8 p.m. $7.50-$10. flourcitystation.com.