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?

Composer Glenn McClure gives a voice to the ice

McClure traveled to Antarctica to study changes in the ice. He’ll use the data in a new project, the latest in his history of combining math, music, and nature.

The Black Lillies are there to please

Knoxville, Tennessee, band The Black Lillies is a twangin' modern primitive. Goosing its alt-country ruminations with a wide spectrum, from bluegrass to soul and rock 'n' roll, this band serves to soothe the same savage it fuels in its audiences nationwide.

Dan Lilker stays sincere

Metal stalwart Dan Lilker is making some of the most intense music of his career right here in Rochester

Mrs. HD takes a step back on ‘Analog’ and makes it raw

Geoff Dale is a gregarious gadabout. This is a character with little sleep in his background — or foreground for that matter.

Local bands pay tribute to promoter Tim Avery

Rochester musician and Bug Jar booking impresario Tim Avery is fighting the good fight with the big C. And musicians and music fans alike are rallying behind the man with several benefit shows. As a booking agent and promoter, Avery has proved himself indispensable in filling the void between musicians -- whether local, national, or international -- and music fans.

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.


  • Re: Reel Time Records goes for analog perfection

    • So proud of my cousin. Congratulations Brett!

    • on January 7, 2017
  • Re: Reel Time Records goes for analog perfection

    • Thanks for the note about the website. We just updated the link.

    • on January 6, 2017
  • Re: Reel Time Records goes for analog perfection

    • http://reeltimerecords.storenvy.com/ is correct webstore address!

    • on January 6, 2017
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