INDIE | Floated Magazine Issue 5 Release Show

INDIE | Floated Magazine Issue 5 Release Show

Floated began in August 2016 as a group initiative to showcase the hottest alternative acts in art, music, and culture. Featuring raw interviews with up-and-coming artists and exotic lifestyle gurus, the Rochester-based magazine is now gearing up to celebrate the release of its fifth issue later this week.

SOUL | John Ellison

Rochester's Soul Brothers Five were already stompin' soul sensations in the mid-60's when John Ellison arrived, making them Soul Brothers Six. Ellison became the lead singer and principal songwriter for the group, and in 1967, he penned the smash hit "Some Kind of Wonderful."


Rhode Island trio Arc Iris is the prog-pop brainchild of singer-songwriter Jocie Adams, touring behind the release of its third album, "Icon of Ego." Blending psychedelic rock with vaudeville, folk, and blues influences, Arc Iris unleashes a theatrical swell of harmonies that culminates and washes through the air with cosmic overtones.

CLASSICAL | Sandro Russo

Listen to just a few notes from masterful pianist Sandro Russo, and his command of the instrument is undeniably mesmerizing. Excelling in works from the Romantic era, Russo's charismatic phrasing and eloquent approach to melody will be on full display this Friday at Kilbourn Hall.

HIP-HOP | Atmosphere

Atmosphere has been gripping audiences around the world by defying common misconceptions about hip-hop since 1996. Based out of Minneapolis, the group is currently celebrating its newly released seventh album, "Mi Vida Local."


DJ Steve Aoki specializes in the kind of heart-pumping dance anthems that pack arenas and drive EDM fans wild. On Friday, Aoki brings his high-energy grooves to Rochester in a show being billed as "Wicked Halloween – Radioactive Wasteland."

AMERICANA | Folkfaces Fest

Folkfaces Fest has a strong DIY vibe, but it ain't small potatoes. Presented by the beloved Buffalo band Folkfaces and its charismatic frontman Tyler Westcott, the lineup is a sonic smorgasbord of nearly 50 acts, featuring many of the Western New York folk scene's movers and shakers.

AVANT-JAZZ | The Sun Ra Arkestra

The Sun Ra Arkestra's sonic attack has redefined atonal hijinks for years. Its varied music runs the course between linear and linear-as-a-busted spring.

VOCAL JAZZ | Tia Brazda

Toronto-based jazz singer Tia Brazda's talent lies in her exquisite phrasing and seductive tonal range. This young lady's voice slips and slides from a contralto coo to breathy cool.


Brad Lubman has led Musica Nova, Eastman School of Music's contemporary classical ensemble, for more than 20 years. During that time, the in-demand conductor has shaped the group as a consistently insightful interpreter of 20th- and 21st- century compositions.

AMERICANA | Durham County Poets

Since their 2017 Rochester jazz festival performance, the Durham County Poets have been consistent visitors to the Flower City, bringing unforced, folksy charm to attentive audiences. The quintet from Québec returns this Friday with a diverse brand of roots music that includes blues, folk, gospel, and elements of jazz.

CLASSICAL | Rochester Oratorio Society

In its season-opening concert, the Rochester Oratorio Society will present two of classical music's most cherished melody makers in a sacred context. Led by Artistic Director Eric Townell, the ROS will sing Schubert's Mass in G, as well as Mendelssohn's Cantata from "Hymn of Praise."

AVANT-JAZZ | Ken Thomson Sextet

As a member of groups like the contemporary classical Bang on a Can All-Stars, punky jazz upstart Gutbucket, and experimental jazz outfit Slow/Fast, Ken Thomson has been ignoring genre labels for years. Relentlessly creative and always musically curious, the clarinetist-sax player will bring his incomparable sound to Bop Shop Records this Friday, in support of his freshly released album "Sextet."

VOCAL JAZZ | The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters

Swingin' straight out of the Finger Lakes with finesse and plenty of moxie, it's The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters. This is a group split between four veteran musicians and three sisters who have that added advantage that only blood can bring.


MF DOOM is the larger-than-life, villainous alter ego of influential rapper Daniel Dumile. His smooth, conversationaI flow, clever wordplay, and quirky, jazz and funk-infused beats are reminiscent of music by A Tribe Called Quest and J Dilla.

ROCK | Our Lady Peace

Canadian alt-rock band Our Lady Peace has been cranking out anthems for a long time. It's crazy to think that the group's cathartic, classic 90's album "Clumsy" came out over 20 years ago.


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