Rochester Music Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees

Rochester Music Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees

It's hard to believe that the Rochester Music Hall of Fame is now planning for its sixth annual induction ceremony. And this one is a winner.

Roomful of Teeth brings the ‘Swiss Army voice’ to Kilbourn Hall

The boundary-destroying ensemble Roomful of Teeth is at the forefront of new music written for the voice. Since 2009, founder and Artistic Director Brad Wells and his core group of 8 versatile singers -- which includes Eastman alumni Martha Cluver and Eric Dudley -- have created an indomitable, singular sound that has since garnered a 2014 Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

Funk 'N Waffles to open in former Water Street Music Hall

The joint formerly known as the Water Street Music Hall has been shut down for a while now, nothing floating out to the street but the ghosts of the memorable music it presented over the years as one of Rochester's choice venues. Soon however, rock 'n' roll will once again spill out along with the scent of waffles.

Lilac Festival announces part of 2017 headliners

Thursday afternoon, amidst the stainless plumbing and tanks full of beer in its various stages at the Genesee Brew House, Lilac Festival Producer Jeff Springut announced eight of this year's Lilac Fest headliners. The 2017 Lilac Festival runs May 12 through May 21 at Highland Park.

Finding musical freedom in the abstract

Joe Clark is free. The experimental guitarist is unfettered and unchained by conventional music norms.

RPO announces 2017-18 season

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its 2017-18 season, and its "best-of-both-worlds" approach has a lot to offer, including plenty of classic blockbusters and big names, from Perlman to Potter, and some pleasant surprises. The season will start on September 12 with an appearance from Itzhak Perlman, a violinist who truly does deserve to be described as "world-renowned."

The Dirty Pennies is keeping the blues relevant

Even The Dirty Pennies gets the blues. The Rochester trio is part of a nouveaux approach that's gonna keep those blues alive and relevant.

Tony Trischka remains a banjo hero

The banjo. Although often maligned, or at least misunderstood, the instrument has a hero in Tony Trischka.

Wisewater finds charm in the harmonies

Some voices are just made for one another. That's not to say they can't beautifully intone alone, but there's just something about when voices fit together.

Guitarist Kim Simmonds comes through Rochester solo

When talking with living legends in the blues or rock idiom, you're bound to encounter some change-up in the lineup. Somebody comes; somebody goes. It's kind of like fantasy football, except cool. Original lineups just don't always weather the storm that comes from being in a band.

Reel Time Records goes for analog perfection

The pieces are there to shape a local music scene into a discernable sound. The artists in Rochester are already in place, and so is the audience.

Aaron DeRuyter fishes for country twang

For a while there, Rochester musician Aaron DeRuyter figured the best way to describe his music was by calling it country. The thing is he didn't really like country ... or did he?


  • Re: Funk 'N Waffles to open in former Water Street Music Hall

    • This looks amazing and i have a special place in my heart for waffels I'm…

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  • Re: Lilac Festival announces part of 2017 headliners

    • Not a bad line up of bands, except for Rusted Root. I have never been…

    • on February 18, 2017
  • Re: Funk 'N Waffles to open in former Water Street Music Hall

    • We would drive to Syracuse just to eat there.
      Thanksgiving Dinner waffle!

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