Japanese Breakfast rolls back through Bug Jar

Michelle Zauner has a distinct vision and Japanese Breakfast is the vessel. The indie hero got her start in the band Post Post before fronting Philadelphia's much-loved Little Big League.

Dadstache cares

JT Fitzgerald was tired of seeing bands come and go in Rochester. A band would make the scene, make a little noise, and then vanish, never to be heard from again.

Jazz Fest Feature: Brendan Lanighan

Frank's biggest thrill is talking to artists on the ground floor as they wait for the elevator to ding its arrival. One such lad is Brendan Lanighan, a young Eastman grad and trombone player who has just started to make waves

Queer Rock Camp amplifies voices of LGBTQ and gender expansive youth

Girls Rock! Rochester has been running music camps every summer since 2012, and in August, the group will start a new session: Queer Rock Camp.

Calicoco can’t find one bad thing about making music

On her new album, "Float," Giana Caliolo, who performs as Calicoco, wields her big guitar like a paint brush to further color the nighttime sky. Her voice is unassumingly pretty and innocent, and her at-times gentle songs serve to pull the listener out of their shell and into her world.

Ian Downey is Famous soundtracks an epic battle between body and soul

The moniker "Ian Downey is Famous" doesn't just hint at how Ian Downey views or presents himself, it's the name of his band with drummer Darren De Wispelaere and bassist Chris Reeg. He's cut out the middleman and heads straight for the glory

Forty years in, Rochester Women’s Community Chorus can’t help but sing

The choral rehearsal begins like any other: singers gather, and their excited, friendly chatter gradually settles down as the director guides the singers through breathing, stretching, and vocal warm-ups. The focus and the concentration grow as the women pay attention to balance and blend, tuning and tempos.

Moving Mountains breathes a little fresh air

It's sheer music biz savvy: A band celebrates 10 years together, releases a new CD, hires a new bass player, sets up a celebratory gig, and then breaks up. Pure genius.


Ad Hoc Music @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

Ad Hoc Music @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

RPO Around the Town: Jazz Trio, Latino Theatre Company, Garth Fagan Youth Dance Ensemble @ Southeast Corner of Joseph & Clifford Avenues

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