The Beaumonts boogie to its own beat

The Beaumonts boogie to its own beat

You might think they do, but musicians don't owe you a damn thing. Now I'm not speaking of those shallow showbiz shills with all their kowtowing and condescension, but about artists who brilliantly marry words and melody together.

VIDEO: Roger Kuhn's beautiful blues

He's everywhere. Roger Kuhn is a fixture around these parts, a ghost if you will, steeped in the blues.

Local garage punk quartet Secret Pizza is keeping it real

Local garage punk quartet Secret Pizza is keeping it real. The group of friends is taking a DIY approach to its music, and it's keeping complete control over its own destiny.

Red Wings organist celebrates 40 years

Organist Fred Costello celebrates 40 years with the Rochester Red Wings It's the bottom of the ninth.

Ward Stare reflects on RPO’s 2015-16 season

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015-2016 season was Ward Stare's first year to program as the orchestra's music director -- he officially took over the position in September 2014, and led several concerts during that season, but its programming had already been set. And this season was, by artistic and financial standards, a success.

Off the record:

Lovely Warren
Needless to say, music is an integral part of all our lives, from the rock concert T-shirt you proudly wore to school the day after the show to the songs you chose for your wedding. It's our motivation, and it's our soundtrack.

Singer Tia Brazda brings retro style and force

Tia Brazda is a study in jazzy effervescence as the fizz and tingle of her voice skates the line between campy, almost cinematic fun and seductive sophistication. The singer performs Wednesday, June 29, as part of XRIJF 2016.

The Majestics are back

It's not that The Majestics don't care; it's just that stardom and the magnetic allure of its trappings don't matter anymore. The legendary Rochester reggae band no longer chases the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Song premiere: Maybird's "Turning Into Water" (Joywave Remix)

Maybird rides a Joywave
The psych-pop rockers in Maybird are one step cooler with the Joywave remix of "Turning Into Water," its latest single and EP title track. Maybird’s Josh Netsky is jazzed.

Bandmates, fans, and friends remember Brandon Ferrell

Like it fast
Brandon Ferrell, a staple of the Rochester punk and metal scenes, passed away late last month. A prolific musician, Ferrell played drums, guitar, and sang in seemingly countless bands based out of both Rochester and his native Virginia.

Midnight turns darkness into passionate soul

The beauty of the electro-soul music project is how it captures the full range of emotions that creep out of the late-night hours: romantic vulnerability, unease, danger, anger, even sadness.

The Mighty High and Dry keeps moving

As sort of a tip of the hat in the rearview mirror to The Band, The Mighty High and Dry pile on an extra helping of storied songs suitable for framing on its new CD, "The Next Waltz." This is a true test of the time that goes into crafting a record.

Chvrches keeps the pop magic going

Chvrches' Iain Cook talks about the synth-pop trio's sophomore album and how the band keeps the hooks coming.

There’s no language barrier for Swamp Trotter

To dig a band or the song it's laying down, you don't necessarily need to understand the words. And in some cases, the lack of lyrical comprehension can better serve the song.


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    • I may not be the guy Steve was referring to when he said he knows…

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    • He is the most overrated person to ever play for the Red Wings.

    • on July 20, 2016
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    • on July 19, 2016
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