Rose & The Bros expands its rootsy reach with 'It's Music'

Ithaca band Rose & The Bros delves deep into Cajun music on their latest album, "It's Music."

Katie Morey's intimate songwriting style drives 'Friend of a Friend'

Katie Morey's debut solo album "Friend of a Friend" finds the songwriter reaching a new level of creative complexity.

Zahyia's "Chapter 45" traverses soul, jazz, and rock

In her first full-length album as a solo artist, Zahyia showcases her passionate vocal delivery and affinity for eclectic musical styles.

Danielle Ponder continues to dominate with new single 'So Long'

Released ahead of a big spring tour, local sensation Danielle Ponder's latest song is a declaration of self-liberation.

Andreas Delfs and RPO deliver energy-packed Beethoven concert

An expressive Andreas Delfs led the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in an electrifying performance of Beethoven symphonies Thursday.

Donny Murakami's 'Enfant Terrible' is a promising full-length debut

Rapper Donny Murakami’s colorful selection of samples, references, and multi-genre nods suggest the work of an older, more experienced musician.

Jackson Cavalier goes post-Americana with ‘Defend Your Illusion’

Sharp songwriting keeps the sound steady amid shifting styles on "Defend Your Illusion," Jackson Cavalier's new album with The Big Dead Waltz.

False Pockets do the math, rock on 'Selfish Prophecies'

False Pockets's intricate rhythms and group chemistry make for memorable math rock on the full-length album "Selfish Prophecies," out Feb. 18.

Joywave goes on an irony 'Cleanse' with new, anthemic pop album

Joywave transcends the cynicism and self-indulgent cleverness of its past albums with the sincere arena pop-rock of "Cleanse," out Feb. 11.

Isaiah makes his own way on 2021 pop-R&B singles

Singer-songwriter-producer Isaiah Franchuk rejects conventional pop music wisdom in favor of organic vocal sounds and unorthodox song structures.

Matt O'Brian emerges with new music project Flying Object

Matt O'Brian retains his soulful charm but ditches the roots-reggae of former bands Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Thunder Body on his new EP "No Rewind."

Sam Nitsch turns to polished pop grandeur on ‘NEOWISE’

The ukulele-slingin’ singer-songwriter Sam Nitsch opts for adventurous, upbeat melodies with big arrangements on his debut studio album.

Grace Conheady's voice makes 'Hello, Goodbye in Between' sing

Local singer-songwriter Grace Conheady releases “Hello, Goodbye, In Between,” a debut album with sprawling vocals and intimate lyricism.

Moving Mountains plays the proggy side of pop-rock on 'This Quiet World'

Rochester rock band Moving Mountains makes music that balances jam band-friendly song structures and accessible riffs on its debut album.

Agaaze makes chill electro-pop on 'A Portal Inside'

On the electro-pop album "A Portal Inside," Agaaze moves beyond his beginnings as a classical and jazz guitarist and gives EDM a chill pill.


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