Old and new collide in Dangerbyrd’s garage rock

Old and new collide in Dangerbyrd’s garage rock

If we lived in a perfect world, bands like Dangerbyrd would be the perfect bands. If we lived in an imperfect world, bands like Dangerbyrd would still be the perfect bands.

SPECIAL EVENT: Best Busker Contest in the South Wedge

On September 7, come down to Rochester's SOUTH WEDGE for a night of free music on the streets from great local musicians, plus ridiculous deals from neighborhood merchants. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., local shops will be offering special buys on food, drink, goods, and services.

A farewell to the retiring Jack Allen

Jack Allen's daughter, Linda, cautioned me before I sat down with her father. "He hasn't picked up his horn for over a year now," she said about the venerable big band leader and trumpeter.

Slap, twang, and giddy-up

Aaron Lipp is a talented young man with a talented old soul. And this unassuming multi-instrumentalist has been baring this soul on local, regional, and national stages for several years in various groups of assorted stylings.

Vanishing Sun take a progressive approach to funk

By allowing for space in its swirling infinity, Rochester's Vanishing Sun keeps the confusion out of the fusion without restricting its own flavor and flow. You could call it funk if it weren't for the subtle yet impactful rhythm dynamics that lace the brew.

Gaelynn Lea hears harmonies where most don’t

Before she was born, Gaelynn Lea had experienced more than 40 bone beaks in utero. This Duluth, Minnesota, musician has a congenital disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bones Disease.

Idina Menzel navigates the stage

Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel is a little bit of everything. She's a Broadway star ("Rent," Wicked"), TV actor ("Beaches," "Glee"), and she's the one belting out "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen."

Peter Albin was there at the Summer of Love

Fifty years ago, it was clear that something unusual was happening in San Francisco. Young people with long hair were arriving from all over the country to be part of the "Summer of Love."

Twenty-five years in the life of Arrested Development

Few bands have had a better start than Arrested Development did in 1992, when its debut album, "3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of...," sold four million copies and earned the group two Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone named Arrested Development its band of the year, and film director Spike Lee asked the Atlanta-based hip-hop ensemble to write the theme song ("Revolution") for his Malcolm X biopic.

Ben Morey gets help climbing ‘Mt. Doom’

Ben Morey listens to the news when he writes music. That would explain the clever pessimism running through the song "Been Gone," from his epic album "Mt. Doom," just released on June 30 through City of Quality Records and Dadstache Records: "I don't shudder when I read the news / You know nobody in the cemetery's got the blues."

Speaking English

Chris “Hollywood” English preaches the secular gospel with The English Project’s new album

Featured Artist: Caravan Palace

Does anyone remember "Hooked on Classics," a schmaltzy record put out in 1981 by K-Tel that featured a cross section of classical masterpieces set to a driving disco beat? French band Caravan Palace takes a somewhat similar house beat and screws it onto the end of classic swing music.

Broken bones, fractured soul

Singer Paul Janeway's unassuming mug belies the soul monster behind it. He sings like he's having a borderline fit, a Pentecostal tantrum.

Make Music Rochester to celebrate summer solstice

Several local venues will host free music performances, events, and lessons throughout Wednesday, June 21

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