Joywave: satirical and sci-fi

Joywave: satirical and sci-fi

Joywave is a rock band that embraces bounding, life-affirming electronic beats — with a self-awareness that sometimes approaches self-parody. The Rochester product plays the ROC Dome Arena on Friday, January 24.

Susan B. at the symphony

This year’s observances of Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday celebration and the centenary of the 19th Amendment are momentous events, but at first glance they may not seem to inspire musical celebrations – but the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is prepared to prove otherwise this weekend and next.

Sunday’s Grammy winners included works featuring RPO, super-producer Bob Ludwig

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Ward Stare, and Eastman School of Music graduate and sound engineer Bob Ludwig, were a part of two winners at Sunday’s 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

KOPPS: pop plus

KOPPS is a three-pronged attack of techno-fection, but it’s not so sugary as to gum up the works in its live show, plethora of catchy singles, or the numerous music videos that capture the band’s intense visual irony.

The soothsayer

Singer-songwriter Eric Andersen is a kind of folk music prophet, whose music has been performed by Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, and Pete Seeger.

mewithoutYou enters its 20th and final year

Conversion experience
The post-hardcore band mewithoutYou and its spiritually-seeking frontman Aaron Weiss have always defied neat explanation.

Same title, different songs

January is Jeff Riales’s month. He’s in the midst of a month-long residencyat Abilene Bar & Lounge, and Friday night at Hochstein Performance Hall, he returns to the event that he inadvertently helped to create, “If All Rochester Wrote the Same Song.”

The music of Rochester composer David Temperley

Having it both ways
David Temperley composes tuneful, expressive pieces in a classical mold. But he also draws on influences from the popular music he grew up listening to on the radio.

Swimming in Seth Faergolzia's stream of consciousness

The official release date for the new, self-titled album by Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird is January 1, but you can get a few hours’ head start at the official release show, at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, at Skylark Lounge.

Sharing the muse in Multibird

Seth Faergolzia's Multibird is a magnificent, multi-genre-defying, multi-genre-defining operation. It is odd and it is contrarian. Faergolzia, who wields the baton at the heart of this oddball parade, is a boisterous, gentle giant who does a bit of everything.

Don Potter plugs into Christmas with the RPO

Don Potter is plugged into Christmas. He returns to Rochester this weekend for four Holiday Pops shows – one Friday, two Saturday, one more on Sunday — with Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

An eclectic holiday music playlist

I am not a religious person and I’m highly allergic to earworms. So, around this time of year, with Christmas music everywhere, I’m the guy at the supermarket with my fingers in my ears.

Jake Clemons: Beyond E Street

Though multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons is best known as the saxophonist for The E Street Band, he shouldn't be ignored as a singer-songwriter. He plays Flour City Station on Thursday, December 19.

Concentus Women's Chorus moves forward with new music director

In unison
Singer and conductor Anna Atwater first sang with Concentus Women's Chorus in a 2016 concert. Three years later, Atwater is the choir's first new music director since its founding.

RIJF names three headliners for 2020

Spyro Gira, Nile Rodgers & Chic, plus Garth Fagan Dance with the Monty Alexander Sextet will headline the 2020 Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Tommy Stinson is irreplaceable

Tommy Stinson has fronted the frenetic, pop-tweaked alternative rock bands Bash & Pop and Perfect, he’s played in Soul Asylum, and he’s been on Axl Rose’s speed dial as bass player for Guns N’ Roses. Most importantly, Stinson’s a founding member of The Replacements.

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    Celebrating what would have been Elvis Presley’s 85th birthday this past week, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up his legacy amid the fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches, and virtually everything from his square movie catalogue.
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  • The F Word: 'No one will ever know'

    “If All Rochester Wrote the Same Song” is nothing short of brilliant. But it isn't just about the music. It's about the community as a whole.
    • Jan 13, 2020
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  • The F Word: Ska brother number one

    As a musical style, ska has its limits. Sometimes there’s not enough subtlety perpetrated by its purveyors...but as with Some Ska Band, sometimes there is.
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