Benny Bleu completes August residency at The Little

Benny Bleu completes August residency at The Little

Ben Haravitch, a.k.a. Benny Bleu, is a local singer-songwriter, banjo teacher, mobile recording engineer, and ultimately a modern-day folk storyteller. He's in the middle of a month-long residency at The Little Theatre Café, with upcoming shows on August 22 and 29.


Interview: Phantasmagoria

Overcast, dark, and cool
Phantasmagoria plays music that shrieks mysteriously with gothic pathos, but without the genre’s typically morbid predilections. It’s not quite The Cramps, nor is it Alien Sex Fiend or Bauhaus, but Phantasmagoria draws from the same well as those icons, and drinks from the same bloody cup.

Music Features

JAZZ | Chris Potter Jazz Trio

After studying with upstate guitar heroes Bob Sneider and Steve Brown, Chris Potter has emerged as a major player in a variety of groups, from the quartets of Mike Kaupa and Doug Stone to bands including Organzola and The Swooners. Whether he's playing original tunes or jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, Potter unfurls beautifully shaped solos.

Choice Concerts

ACOUSTIC | Bill Scorzari

Singer-songwriter Bill Scorzari skates in the ether with a sort of Ry Cooder ambient dream. But his voice is absolutely of the earth with its whiskey-borne rasp.

Choice Concerts

ROCK 'N' TONK | Our Own Worst Enemy

Not to be confused with similarly titled songs by Lit or even the Boss, Our Own Worst Enemy is a hybrid band of Rochester musicians playing a hybrid of music very close to well-charted blues waters. Let me tell ya, the pedigree is an impressive one with Steve Lyons (The Legendary Dukes) and Don Christiano leading the charge.

Choice Concerts

FOLK | The Franklin County Sweethearts

The Franklin County Sweethearts makes its maiden voyage to Rochester from its hometown of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Taking inspiration from classic country and Americana, this relatively new band is comprised of old souls.

Choice Concerts

SKA-CORE | The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Best known for its 1997 platinum-selling hit "The Impression That I Get," The Mighty Mighty Bosstones is still kick-starting national audiences with high-energy ska rock after more than 30 years. Based in Boston, Massachusetts and averaging nine members, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones has released ten albums since 1989 including its newest 2018 album, "While We're At It."

Choice Concerts

ROCK | Shellshag

Sleigh bell-laden, hook-driven, guitar riffin' Shellshag has been grinding out hits for over 20 years now and it's no wonder it has a cult following. The punk rock duo from Brooklyn got their start in San Francisco, running the infamous DIY venue, Starcleaners.

Choice Concerts

Album review: 'Elephino'

Elephino 'Elephino'

Music Reviews

Album review: 'Fat Ol' Rat'

Folkfaces 'Fat Ol' Rat'

Music Reviews

Album review: 'All Good'

Benny Beyond 'All Good'

Music Reviews


Popular Events

  • Erin Boheme & The Dave Mancini Trio @ The Cabaret at Studio B

    • Sun., Aug. 25, 7 p.m. $25
  • The Beatles Unplugged Cruise @ Colonial Belle

    • Thu., Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. $53
  • Travis Wicks @ Lincoln Hill Farms

    • Sun., Aug. 25, 2 p.m.
  • Loren Barrigar & Joe Whiting @ Sodus Bay Lighthouse

    • Sun., Aug. 25, 2 p.m.
  • Blues in the Beer Garden @ NY Beer Project

    • Sundays, 3-6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 25

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