Tommy Stinson is irreplaceable

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.


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.

Music Features

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.

Music Features

JAZZ | Christoph Irniger's Pilgrim

Over the years Rochester International Jazz Festival attendees have had the opportunity to hear numerous musicians from Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. When the Bop Shop presents Christoph Irniger's Pilgrim, local jazz fans can add the best of Swiss jazz to the list.

Choice Concerts

Album review: 'Ram-A Lam-A'

Televisionaries 'Ram-A Lam-A'

Music Reviews

BRASS BAND | White Hot Brass Band

The White Hot Brass Band is New Orleans-style jazz, done funky. Now it isn't that this Western New York band is big (there are only six pieces), but The Spirit Room's stage fills up fast.

Choice Concerts

Album review: 'Lugaroo'

Yarms 'Lugaroo'

Music Reviews

ROCK | Tom Waits Tribute Shows

Tom Waits is a man who has penetrated every rag-tag genre of music, even going so far as to create a few new genres along the way. He's turning 70 on December 7, and a lineup of Rochester musicians has assembled to play the Waits songs that are influential to them.

Choice Concerts

HOLIDAY-BLUEGRASS | Ross Holmes and Carl Miner

This special holiday-themed show next Wednesday at Three Heads Brewing features two of the best behind-the-scenes musicians in the business. Fiddle player Ross Holmes is a member of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and has performed with such notables as Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes, and Mumford & Sons.

Choice Concerts

ACOUSTIC-ROOTS | Brooks Williams

If you're a fan of engaging songwriting played through an acoustic-American roots lens, you don't want to sleep on Golden Link Folk Singing Society's concert series. This Friday's concert, featuring veteran singer-guitarist Brooks Williams, is a case-in-point.

Choice Concerts

JAZZ | Paradigm Shift

If you are an aficionado of octave-spanning guitar solos reminiscent of the great Wes Montgomery, you won't find a better practitioner than Rochester's own Melvin Henderson. When Henderson gets together with Hammond B-3 organ wizard Gerry Youngman and precise drummer Sean Jefferson, the Grammy-nominated trio is known as Paradigm Shift.

Choice Concerts


Music Blog

  • The F Word: Blood and bar-b-que
  • The F Word: Blood and bar-b-que

    It’s a matter of priorities, I guess, but I’d be hard-pressed to choose between bar-b-que and rock ‘n’ roll. I’ve always felt that rock ‘n’ roll is what bar-b-que sounds like; and both are equally messy.
    • Dec 9, 2019
  • The F Word: Must be nice
  • The F Word: Must be nice

    Frank catches shows by The Majestics, Alex Patrick & His Noise Boys, and Joe Beard - and is met with angry but inaudible criticism at the Bug Jar.
    • Dec 2, 2019
  • The F Word: 'I've Got Rhythm'
  • The F Word: 'I've Got Rhythm'

    With an appropriate amount of hometown pride and fanfare, there’s no way vibraphonist Joe Locke couldn’t feel the outpouring of local love from the capacity crowd at the newly renovated Little Theatre Friday night.
    • Nov 25, 2019
  • The F Word: Watch this space
  • The F Word: Watch this space

    For over a year now, I've been writing "The F Word" for CITY Newspaper exclusively on the web. Through this scratched screed, I've expounded wisdom, swapped recipes, observed the absurd, and called bullshit.
    • Nov 19, 2019

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Popular Events

  • Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton @ Fanatics

    • Tue., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. $15
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