Lisa Winter fills her music with honesty

Lisa Winter fills her music with honesty

Lisa Winter's songs are like little prayers sent up on gossamer wings. They're lyrically impactful yet melodically gentle.

Prime Time Funk pulverizes the pieces

This spring will mark 21 years since Prime Time Funk burst forth from Rochester to scintillate the scene with a big blast of brass. Although the band is steeped in R&B and soul, when PTF is playing, funk is king.

The Coffey achiever

Parked beneath an ever-present chapeau, mild-mannered Nate Coffey is a superhero without the cape and tights under his street clothes. Despite his encyclopedic knowledge of the guitar, bass, and more, this unassuming cat is steeped in modesty.

Honest Folk shakes the concert up

A simple group of folk music lovers, Honest Folk, has started bringing touring acts to Rochester for intimate pop-up shows, like Tow'rs (pictured) playing The Metropolitan next Monday.

Shonen Knife still cuts deep

Here's three unassuming Japanese women who stick the knife into the crimson and twist. Shonen Knife plays rock 'n' roll, plain and simple.

Lita Ford endures and always will

Hard rock and metal share a list of infallible constants — things that will always ring true; things that are undeniable. These are mostly unwritten but universally understood in a world where the guitar is the hammer of the gods.

RPO highlights American music in new festival

American music is like America, says Ward Stare, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's music director. "It's a melting pot," he says, "a diversity of sounds and influences, and a tremendous breadth of styles.

Eastman Audio Research Studio merges expression with technology

Oliver Schneller can smell fear. As an Eastman School of Music professor of composition and the director of the Computer Music Center, Schneller aims to alleviate this dread by extolling the virtues of electronic music and its place in the acoustic music realm via EARS — the Eastman Audio Research Studio.

‘Cotton Toe’ Scrivens goes beyond the blues

Rochester bluesman Mike "Cotton Toe" Scrivens laughs at the rumors and scuttlebutt surrounding his nickname. As the story goes, Scrivens was minding his own affair, playing a solo gig on a riverboat near Gretna, Louisiana, when a 12-foot gator suddenly appeared on deck, snarling and snapping and thrashing about.

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