GOTH ROCK | Blood Blush

GOTH ROCK | Blood Blush

While the instrumentation in Blood Blush is relatively bare bones, its music is haunting and complex. Based out of New York City, Blood Blush is a post-punk, dreamy goth trio with music that washes in and out like a ghost whispering in your ear.

COUNTRY | Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

North Carolina band Sarah Shook & The Disarmers is bringing country back to its roots. The band's music is about love and the bittersweet growing pains of youth, all filtered through a veil of uncompromising anger and humor.

JAZZ | 'Tierra Mestiza'

Latin Americans know "Tierra Mestiza" as the name of a traditional folk song. Music fans are increasingly recognizing it as the name of an excellent duo whose repertoire is at once ancient and contemporary: guitarist Omar Tamez and pianist Angelica Sanchez.

JAZZ | Dave Koz

A smooth jazz extravaganza will be rolling into Rochester, featuring saxophonist Dave Koz and some of the biggest names in the genre. On stage with Koz will be saxophonists Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, trumpeter Rick Braun, and trombonist and vocalist Aubrey Logan.

ROCK | The Dead Daisies

The Dead Daisies plays a sort of Dr. Watson to the Sherlock Holmes role carved out by The Hollywood Vampires — both bands occupy the same supergroup haze. The Dead Daisies, featuring a lineup of changing musicians centered around rhythm guitarist and co-founder David Lowy, is a classic salute to the 70's and early 80's.

POP | Beyoncé and JAY-Z

Beyoncé and JAY-Z's On The Run II Tour is coming to Buffalo. The tour, which began in Europe in June and has been in headlines around the world, is an intimate look into the personal lives of Bey and Jay — both separately and as a couple.

CLASSICAL | Bach Cantatas

Publick Musick's concert next Wednesday night will bring together two musical glories: the church cantatas of J.S. Bach and the Craighead-Saunders Organ at Rochester's Christ Church. This exact copy of a German baroque organ is not only spectacular-looking, it produces a perfect sound for the music of Bach.

OPERA | 'Die Fledermaus'

Johann Strauss' "Die Fledermaus," which premiered in 1874, certainly wasn't the first Viennese operetta, but it has remained one of the most popular. That's probably because it contains all the necessary operetta ingredients: mistaken identities, narrowly-averted adultery, ladies' maids masquerading as ladies, waltzes, and champagne — lots of waltzes and lots of champagne.

BLUEGRASS | The Del McCoury Band

With 50 years of musical legacy, singer-guitarist Del McCoury has created dozens of classics oozing with honky-tonk swag and a bit of rock 'n' roll dirt. McCoury leads a quick-picking bluegrass quartet, and keeps it a family tradition with his sons Ronnie and Rob on mandolin and banjo, respectively.

POP | Free Cake for Every Creature

Free Cake for Every Creature began in 2012 as a solitary musical project in singer-songwriter Katie Bennett's bedroom. Eventually developing into a full project, the Philadelphia-based band now features a rotating collective of Bennett's friends and fellow musicians.

ROCK | Incubus

For more than 25 years, Incubus has dug into virtually every corner of the rock domain. The band started out in nu metal and funky alt-rock territory on "Fungus Amongus" and "S.C.I.E.N.C.E." before exploding in 1999 with "Make Yourself" — you probably still hear "Drive" on the radio at least twice a day.

ART ROCK | David Byrne

In his role as the mastermind behind Talking Heads, David Byrne twisted the funk of Parliament-Funkadelic into a thin white groove during the band's CBGB heyday. Working with producer Brian Eno, the band's landmark album "Remain in Light" was an expression of African textures meeting technology.

JAZZ | Don Menza

Over a six-decade career, Buffalo-born tenor saxophonist Don Menza has played a giant role in the jazz world. He toured with the bands of Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, and Elvin Jones, and had a long stint in Doc Severinsen's NBC Orchestra.

METAL | Slayer

Since 1981, the enduring, eternal rallying cry for metal-heads the world over has simply been shouting "SLAYER!" as loud as humanly possible. No sloganeering, no nuance, just people screaming a band's name at each other in all manner of public spaces.

FOLK | Megan Flechaus

Megan Flechaus has been writing and playing music since she was 15, and continues to expand her musical boundaries with each new endeavor. Born in Rochester and now based in Austin, Texas, Flechaus played in a number of different bands while developing her own eclectic sound and songwriting technique.

ROCK | Zeke

For a band that's been around 25 years, Zeke still has methamphetamine-levels of energy and a whole lot of guts. The West Coast-based, metal-tinged punk band bludgeons its listeners with a full-throttle assault of fast-moving guitar lines and lots of head banging.

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