Jon Gary sings the circus of 2021

Rochester musician and cartoonist Jon Gary tries to make sense of the year that was 2021 with his new rock EP "MMXXI."

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Eclectic Overdrive hosts world music at Flying Squirrel Community Space

New to Rochester, Adam Arritola of Eclectic Overdrive presents adventurous music inspired by Persian, Indian, and American folk traditions Jan. 8.

Choice Concerts

Rochester rock band Upward Groove returns after two-year hiatus

After an extended absence, Eli Flynn and his band Upward Groove take the stage again on Jan. 7 with their blend of rock, funk, soul, and ska.

Choice Concerts

Matt O'Brian emerges with new music project Flying Object

Matt O'Brian retains his soulful charm but ditches the roots-reggae of former bands Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Thunder Body on his new EP "No Rewind."

Music Reviews

Sam Nitsch turns to polished pop grandeur on ‘NEOWISE’

The ukulele-slingin’ singer-songwriter Sam Nitsch opts for adventurous, upbeat melodies with big arrangements on his debut studio album.

Music Reviews

Grace Conheady's voice makes 'Hello, Goodbye in Between' sing

Local singer-songwriter Grace Conheady releases “Hello, Goodbye, In Between,” a debut album with sprawling vocals and intimate lyricism.

Music Reviews

Moving Mountains plays the proggy side of pop-rock on 'This Quiet World'

Rochester rock band Moving Mountains makes music that balances jam band-friendly song structures and accessible riffs on its debut album.

Music Reviews

Agaaze makes chill electro-pop on 'A Portal Inside'

On the electro-pop album "A Portal Inside," Agaaze moves beyond his beginnings as a classical and jazz guitarist and gives EDM a chill pill.

Music Reviews

Is Rochester's lily-white reggae scene a pale imitation, or the real deal?

The majority of Rochester's reggae bands are white and have no ties to Jamaica — the birthplace of reggae — beyond a deep love for the music.

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CITY’s 2021 Playlist: Music From When You Were Away

Reflect on a strange and trying year with an eclectic mix of Rochester's finest local music.

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