Friday, September 21, 2012

CONCERT UPDATE: Clannad show canceled

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM

The performance by Irish folk musicians Clannad, previously schedule to be at the Auditorium Theatre on September 28, has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Refunds are available at the point of purchase. No other details were given at this time.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Concert photos and video: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses


Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 10:24 AM

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour hit Toronto last weekend, and I was lucky enough to attend the dress rehearsal of the quite awesome performance. Now, updated with video of the dress rehearsal! A full article will be coming later next week, but to whet your appetite, here's a quick look at the symphony.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Concert Review: Deke Dickerson, Mike Snow Band, Guy Forsyth

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Guitar impresario Deke Dickerson positively peeled the paint off the Abilene walls with his blistering guitar work Friday night. Dickerson is one of the slickest, fastest guitar players alive, and his skill is rivaled only by his genuine, aww-shucks charm. Dickerson's drummer took a crack at playing guitar while two audience members held him by the ankles and swung him upside down, and Dickerson -- king of the rockabilly mash-up -- mashed up The Stray Cats with Satchmo.

Circus stunts aside, this was a night in Rochester rock 'n' roll history, as 11-year-old Mickey Smay, who sprang from the loins of Jason Smay (ex-Hi-Risers, ex-Los Straitjackets, current drummer for J.D. McPherson), and heir to the throne, got up and rocked with the band to Link Wray's "Rawhide." The boy pounded the skins admirably, and I don't just mean he kept time. I mean he coolly bopped with snaps and rolls and fills as the grown-ups in the crowd went bananas.

I picked up Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion and headed north in the blue whale to Sandra's Saloon, a keen example of an alternate universe: authentic, unadulterated country music and drunken anthropology. The Mike Snow Band was on stage honkin' and tonkin' with Colorblind's Jimmy Mac on drums when we rolled up on the joint. Snow has a classic, way-low baritone that will fire you up one minute, and leave you crying in your beer the next. Klondike-cool proprietress Sandra was gracious and warm, and initiated Tin Man and Cowardly Lion with some clear liquid in a mason jar that rendered Tin Man incapable of saying anything other than "goddammit" and had Cowardly Lion howling like Tarzan. I'm not sure exactly how or when we left.

Back at Abilene Saturday night, Austin, Texas, blues troubadour Guy Forsythe and the whole audience got a big surprise as his former Asylum Street Spankers band mate Wammo made the drive from Pittsburgh to sit in and rock the joint. Between Wammo's hellacious honks on the harp and Forsythe's buttery slide, it was a rocking good night. As I drove home with the windows down, I could still hear Cowardly Lion's jungle howl in the distance.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Victor Wooten coming to German House

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Five-time Grammy winner and bass aficionado Victor Wooten is coming to Rochester, playing November 13 at the German House Theater.

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14 and run $25-$30. They can be purchased at The House of Guitars, Aaron’s Alley or online at, or with no service charge at Needledrop Records or the Bop Shop. More information can be found at

Friday, September 7, 2012

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Chiddy Bang coming to UR

Posted By on Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Philadelphia based hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang will be coming to the University of Rochester next week.

The group will be playing on Friday, September 14, in the Goergen Athletic Center. Doors open up at 7, prices run $12-$23 and can be purchased in person at the Common Market or at

Concert Review: Metric at Water Street Music Hall

Posted By on Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 10:48 AM

With a set-up and light show that threatened to blow the doors off Water Street Music Hall last night, Canadian new wave/electronica band Metric positively rocked the house to a near-sold-out and rabid audience. Anticipation was high for this show, the buzz emitting from unlikely sources as the crowd was a cross-section of tastes, ages, and sex.

Metric picks up where New Wave left off when it opted for disco cheese or simply disintegrated into bubblegum. But it wasn't all machine; Metric is a rock band blending guitar, bass, vocals, and real drums amidst the swirling storm of sonics, exquisite chaos, loops, and effects. Those digital elements derailed the band briefly during its song "Lost Kitten," when one of the loops or a drum trigger failed.

The light show was spectacular, resembling something like the set of "Hollywood Squares" or one of those Japanese video games that causes seizures. Beneath those lights the band comes off understated, looking more like stock rock 'n' rollers than the Gary Newman disciples you might expect.

Singer Emily Haines came out sporting long, sleek legs emerging from hot pants that, along with the lights, almost sent me into a seizure.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012


And it's sure to be a fun time

Posted By on Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Pop rock group fun. will be returning to Rochester this fall, playing at the Gordon Field House on the RIT campus on Saturday, November 3. Tickets go on sale September 7, and prices run $16-$30. Head to RIT CAB's website for more details.
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