Riding the psychedelic plane
Drop the needle and dig on Maybird and enjoy the trip. This relatively new Rochester outfit is a carefully constructed wash of singer-songwriter insight and pop-psychedelia.

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The Heroic Enthusiasts

Rock 'n' roll twilight
Born barely one year ago, Rochester's The Heroic Enthusiasts fall between genre cracks, it's rock 'n' roll twilight. The band — James Tabbi, guitar, Tom Ferrara, guitar, Jesse Herrera, bass, and Cruk Fua, drums — is more about the antithetical than the quintessential.

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Five local guitar makers discuss their craft

Wood, wire, and soul
It would seem that even a well-made guitar has no soul; it is merely wood and wire. But in music's endless pursuit to get what is in the musician's heart into the listener's ear, the guitar is an important vessel, or at the very least a bridge in this quest.

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Desert Noises

Making waves in the desert
Tim Braley knows a quality band when he hears one. The co-singer and guitarist of local group Elephino has shared the stage with dozens of bands, including Desert Noises, a Provo, Utah-based rock act, which has made Rochester a regular tour stop among its East Coast swings.

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Tyzik's 20th Season Celebration

Twenty years of Tyzik
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra POPS Friday, March 21 & Saturday, March 22

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Music Feature: Brandon Terzic Xalam Project

It takes a global village
Deep into a conversation with Brandon Terzic, the question of identity comes up. Terzic has given it some thought.

Music Interview: RoarShark

Surf scenes and ink blots
Just replace the ink from a Rorschach test with some saltwater, and visualize surfboards and sharks and sandy beaches instead of the imagined, tell-tale images of hidden psychosis and genitalia, and you've got RoarShark. Or better still, assemble four Rochester rock 'n' rollers into a tight, guitar-driven onslaught.

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Call for Musicians: CITY's Best Busker Contest


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MUSIC FEATURE: Being Bob Greco

Bob Greco can't help it. He is what he is: a musician, a comedian, a father.

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  • Re: The Heroic Enthusiasts

    • Our mistake. The mixing engineer The Heroic Enthusiasts contact was *Mick Guzauski,* a Rochester native…

    • on April 15, 2014
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    • Mick Kawalski [Daft Punk]?

    • on April 12, 2014
  • Re: Five local guitar makers discuss their craft

    • Thank you, Frank and John and all of you incredible luthiers who have been so…

    • on April 5, 2014
  • Re: Five local guitar makers discuss their craft

    • Great article about a little-known aspect of Rochester's music scene. City rocks!

    • on April 3, 2014
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    • The person who took the photo is an artist as well—so it's not the worst…

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