Top pianists honor a jazz pioneer

Top pianists honor a jazz pioneer

The Kodak Hall stage will be occupied by seven excellent pianists the night of Friday, March 23: Monty Alexander, Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Tony Caramia, and Gary Versace. But another great pianist, who is no longer with us, will be on everyone's mind.

Stand by your plow

Stay the Plow arose from the ashes of Dang!, a tongue-in-cheek country outfit that some people didn't get. The band now plays sincere country that's often flawless.

That's the song

The Demos is truly a well-oiled, melody-driven, music machine. Mixing some Merseybeat with a little nice and poppy rock 'n' roll, the band is a sing-a-long personified.

Multibird is the word

Seth Faergolzia is a whimsical wrangler of beautiful chaos. He is essentially genre-less and hard to categorize.

Krooks full of hooks

On its rockin' debut EP, "Steal the Show," The Krooks blend some unlikely sounds that tug ears in multiple directions. There are subtle, and not-so subtle, influences flying about the band's rock 'n' roll soundscape.

Rochester's folk community isn't easy to pin down

The Rochester area is a hotbed for folk music — even if it's difficult to define what 'folk' means.

Bobby Floyd is a piano player’s piano player

The first piano player who observed prodigious talent in Bobby Floyd was his mother. At the age of 2, he walked over to the old upright in the family's Marion, Ohio, home and began picking out melodies.

Eddie Money looks to recharge his legacy with musical ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’

Eddie Money careened into the room like a one-man parade. The veteran rocker was his own hype man as he pin-balled from desk to desk during a recent visit to CITY Newspaper.

The Struts do glam rock tougher

It was during the deep freeze of last December's winter when roughly 500 of the frozen and the faithful piled into the Main Street Armory's downstairs venue. The crowd was alive with the bizz-buzz about The Struts — Derbyshire, England's gift to rock 'n' roll.

John Valenti perfects a suave persona on Passive Aggressives Anonymous’s ‘The Mauve Album’

When John Valenti sings, he sounds like a man who perpetually walks around with cocktail-in-hand as he haunts some candlelit speakeasy.


  • Re: Stand by your plow

    • Proud to say I know them well, personally. Tim & Nellie have been doing this…

    • on March 17, 2018
  • Re: Krooks full of hooks

    • A wonderful band, and another great review Frank! But in regard to this: "I think…

    • on February 27, 2018
  • Re: Rochester's folk community isn't easy to pin down

    • As a local blues artist, Im proud of the folk scene that is in this…

    • on February 21, 2018
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