Interview: Leland Sundries

Interview: Leland Sundries

New York state of cool
New York City band Leland Sundries wears its heart on its sleeve most unapologetically. Whether it's wielding influences from the city they inhabit--Jim Carroll Band and the Velvet Underground--or giving a nod to non-Gotham superheroes like The Replacements, Leland Sundries is a band of geographic reference and irreverent humor.

Gold Koa will play its first show at Rochester Fringe Festival

Indie-pop trio Gold Koa works even while bandmates are on opposite sides of the country. In January, the group released its first single, “Little Lost.” Almost a year later, the group is about to play their first live set as part of the 2018 Rochester Fringe Festival.

Interview: Pony Hand

Seeing Pony Hand live is like facing a firing squad after flipping it the bird. It's a white-knuckle ride. It's a brash slash of crash-and-burn rock 'n' roll.

Interview: Ben Morey and The Eyes

Ben Morey is a songwriting machine, with no end of outlets for his prolific and varied output. He also teaches music, and dreams of opening a music school to further that calling. In the meantime, he's thinking up new projects, writing songs, and trying to finish them.

Judas Priest rocks on with firepower

Judas Priest is playing at Darien Lake Amphitheater on Wednesday, September 5. In a recent interview during a tour break, frontman Rob Halford was warm and gracious as he discussed the music, human rights, and his own Christianity.

1916 is now

With an excited kerrang, Rochester Celtic rockers 1916 dives headlong into its show. The mechanics that go into the wielding of its collective instruments is blinding; all arms are in a windmill-blur.

My Vegan Uncle puts its stamp on neo-jazz

Over the years, Roberts Wesleyan College has been an unassuming home for several important independent artists during their formative musical years. The husband and wife duo Timothy and Kathy Dick of Auld Lang Syne, indie folk-pop musician and frequent Sufjan Stevens collaborator DM Stith, and frontwoman Teagan Ward of Teagan and the Tweeds have all studied there.

Ask a punk

Rochester punks — and adherents abroad — face new challenges, from inside as well as out. Are they ready for what's coming? Can punk save itself like it saved rock 'n' roll? Or is punk dead?

Claudia Hoyser finds a home in country

Claudia Hoyser's star is on the rise. The 24-year-old singer and actor has attracted millions of video views on the Internet with her renditions of classic country songs, and her originals are climbing country breakout charts

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