The Local Hang-Ups' 'Dialtone' addresses quarantine and connection

The acoustic pop duo The Local Hang-Ups uses seamless vocal harmonies to ponder missed connections on its debut "Dialtone EP," out May 7.

Erik Happ's solo project Foothands embraces acoustic meditations

On the solo EP "Gentle But Firm," Erik Happ, a.k.a. Foothands, substitutes contemplative experimental folk for his bands' aggressive rock.

Sally Louise's full-length debut album celebrates self-empowerment

On "My Hands Are On Fire, out May 14, Sally Louise finds her voice as a confident singer-songwriter navigating pop, rock, soul, and folk.

Panda on Acid's 'Haoma' is meditative music with momentum

Composer-producer Panauh Kalayeh calls "Haoma" his "passion project."

On 'Spring Garden,' Harold Danko channels Stravinsky, other influences

Harold Danko’s extensive liner notes leave no doubt about his fascination — obsession, really — with Igor Stravinsky’s 1913 ballet score.

Forrest Green's “Channel 21”/ “Silent Star” is his parting gift to Rochester

On a pair of new singles, Green retains his penchant for raw musical expression while moving toward a more polished, retro rock sound.

On “Firefly,” Alexa Tarantino shows why she's a rising star

“Firefly” is a showcase for Tarantino's own vision, gorgeous musical tone, and expertly shaped solos.

Great Red's 'Inside the Moon' alternates between mellow and mind-blowing

On its new EP, indie rock band Great Red continues to up its game with mood music that can be either soothing or edgy.

Eastman saxophone alumni lead Cowboys & Frenchmen on "Our Highway"

The new EP "Our Highway" by New York City jazz quintet Cowboys & Frenchmen is propelled by Owen Broder and Ethan Helm on saxophones.

Alyssa Trahan's 'We Used to Be Happy' has a Nashvegas veneer

On the new single "We Used to Be Happy," a glossy pop-music sheen dulls the authenticity of Alyssa Trahan's country tune.

Beef Gordon and Hieronymus Bogs collaborate on new single 'Ashes'

On the collaborative single "Ashes" and its accompanying video, Beef Gordon's quirky pop meets the mystical folk of Hieronymus Bogs.

Ryan Sutherland's 'Loner's Paradise' is equal parts mystique and stark reality

On his retro-rock album "Loner's Paradise," singer-songwriter Ryan Sutherland mixes melancholic lyrics with casual guitars and bouncy vocal hooks.

The English Project welcomes listeners to the party on new single 'It Takes Time'

The English Project's frontman Chris English switches from drums to the organ on "It Takes Time," a new single with an infectious soul sound.

The Mighty High and Dry's latest rock single features tinges of country

The Rochester roots-rockers in The Mighty High and Dry take on a slight twang on the band's new single "I Keep on Coming Back to You."

Zero Level's 'Toledo Will' is a three-pronged punk rock attack

The Rochester punk rock band Zero Level released its EP "Toledo Will" back in July, but its musical variety makes it worth revisiting.


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