Album review: 'House Music'

Album review: 'House Music'

“House Music” by Billy Martin's solo project No Glitter, is an artsy synth exploration that takes Martin to the outer limits of creativity and his mind.

Track review: "U.G.L.Y."

KOPPS' new single is a salty and salacious dance floor send-up.

Album review: "Layers"

Animal Sounds wastes no time getting down to it on its new EP.

Prime Time Funk releases timely music video during turmoil

In the midst of racial injustice and a global pandemic, the 10-piece band Prime Time Funk has released a socially distanced music video for its still-relevant song, "Whatcha Gonna Do (When the World's on Fire)."

Album review: 'Flyover Country'

Far from a standard jazz outing, saxophonist Amanda Gardier's second album, "Flyover Country," is full of inventive improvisation.

Album review: 'Impressions in Blue and Red'

On jazz guitarist Alex Goodman's new album, "Impressions in Blue and Red," he draws a bold parallel between color and music across two discs.

Marc Webster uses quarantine conditions to create innovative classical music video

Marc Webster's new music video for "The Seduction of Brie" is complex and rich enough to satisfy classical music nerds, and concise and topical enough to engage with Instagram audiences.

Album review: 'Bunker Stew'

Trevor Lake's third solo album, "Bunker Stew," is packed with what we've come to expect from this retro-rock cat, including salutes to Dave Dudley and Buddy Holly.

Album review: 'Kevleb'

When you don’t speak the language of a given song, the sound of the vocals is elevated to that of an instrument. Such is the case with Swamp Trotter singer Kévin Le Blévec’s first solo album.

Track review: 'Favorite Things'

On their sixth digital single, "Favorite Things," The False Positives engage in multi-genre hijinx, centered around classic rock ‘n’ roll done right.

Album review: 'Under the Spell'

In a splash of atmospheric vocals, Roses & Revolutions arrives with its new six-song, digital EP, “Under the Spell.”

Album review: 'Magnolia/Wrecking Ball'

Rochester’s Dangerbyrd has just unleashed a new single, “Magnolia” — with “Wrecking Ball” as the B-side — which gives a good, albeit short look under the band’s hood.

Album review: 'First Week Here'

Seven-piece pop outfit Nancy's debut EP "First Week Here" is an excellent calling card for a band that seems tailor-made for a spot in future Rochester jazz festivals.

Album review: 'Just Name It'

Rochester-based rocker Greg Townson hits the bullseye with the new album “Just Name It,” his third stab at pure pop sugar.

Album review: 'Three'

"Three," Gilfema's first album since 2008, is world-jazz music at its best.

Album review: 'Chamber Jazz'

On "Chamber Jazz," Eastman School of Music professor Charles Pillow filters elements of great French Impressionist composers like Ravel and Debussy through a jazz sensibility.


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