Broken bones, fractured soul

Broken bones, fractured soul


ROCK | Living Colour

Living Colour added some pop ("Glamour Boys") to its heavy sizzle ("Cult of Personality") and ultimately forged an identity by making hard rock more inclusive and less gothic. The quartet emulated the eclecticism of Led Zeppelin and even had its own theme song ("What's Your Favorite Color?").

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Album review: 'Little Steps'

Berta Moreno "Little Steps"

Music Reviews

ROCK | Jared and The Mill

On Phoenix-based rock band Jared and The Mill's latest album, "Orme Dugas," front man Jared Kolesar and company balance pop hooks with country vibes and smatterings of folk and indie stylings. Having opened for major artists such as The Killers, Zac Brown Band, and The War on Drugs, Jared and The Mill are as radio-ready as they come.

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Album review: 'Uncharted Waters'

Michael Rabinowitz "Uncharted Waters"

Music Reviews

WORLD MUSIC | "Azafea"

  This Monday, Temple B'rith Kodesh will provide the elegant setting for a transporting musical experience that melds Spanish and Jewish musical traditions.

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SURF/ROCK | Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets

The last time Marshall Crenshaw blew into town, he was backed up by incendiary Midwest rockers, The Bottle Rockets. Crenshaw worked his way through his catalog with the Bottle Rockets giving it a little added volume and heat, so I wonder what surf instrumental darlings Los Straitjackets (featuring Rochester's Greg Townson on one of the sparkly guitars) will do to give Crenshaw's craft a goose.

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STONER METAL | Black Wizard

It's been 47 years since Black Sabbath unwittingly created stoner metal (and heavy metal as a whole), and you would expect that nothing new could possibly be said about ripping bongs, cosmic entities, and following the smoke toward the riff-filled land. Leave it to Vancouver's Black Wizard to take the tried-and-true, riff-worship formula and twist it into something invigorating and new.

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INDIE ROCK | The Ok-Ok's

York, Pennsylvania-based indie rock band The Ok-Ok's may be young but it brings the talent that most musicians work their entire lives for. On the group's new full-length album, "22/17" — simply named because three of the members were 22 and one was 17 when it was recorded — singer Sadie Swartz belts soulful, wailing vocals in every track with authentic energy while the music is comparable to an early Rolling Stones aesthetic.

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ROCK | The Wild

Somebody's gonna get hurt; it's just a matter of time. Canadian quartet The Wild is what you get if you mix Motley Crue with a bunch of pyromaniac, axe-wielding, beer-swillin' gearheads with a penchant for blowing shit up and loud, fast rock 'n' roll.

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Make Music Rochester to celebrate summer solstice

Several local venues will host free music performances, events, and lessons throughout Wednesday, June 21

Music Features


Melissa Gardiner Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

Melissa Gardiner Trio @ Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

Azafea: A Concert of Sephardic Music @ Temple B'rith Kodesh

Performances by Nadav Lev and Remy Yulzari....

Folkfaces @ Abilene Bar & Lounge

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