Benton Sillick: the sober expectations of a non-rock star

Benton Sillick: the sober expectations of a non-rock star

Rochester musician Benton Sillick has been clean and sober from drugs and alcohol for six years, and has just released his debut album. So why has he given up on "making it" in music?


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.

Music Reviews

SPECIAL EVENT | 'Floated Sofa Sounds'

On May 23 and 24, Floated Magazine hosts a live-streaming event designed to provide musicians with a performance platform and to raise funds to keep the publication above water amidst the COVID-19 aftermath.

Choice Concerts

ROCK-POP | Alex Fortier

While singer-songwriter Alex Fortier has largely made a splash on the local scene as the piano-playing frontman of The Painted Birds, “Happ(ier) Hour” finds him frequently covering seminal, classic pop songs.

Choice Concerts

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.

Music Reviews

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.

Music Reviews

HomeStage: Sulaco

While the shutdown is not allowing the metal band Sulaco to perform live, it's not stopping them from performing together — as demonstrated by the new song "Cutup."


Album review: 'Under the Spell'

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

Music Reviews

The Fox Sisters, Greg Townson, and love in the time of coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus, new albums by both The Fox Sisters and Greg Townson are internet-only releases, for the time being.

Music Features

Darick Campbell of Rochester’s The Campbell Brothers dies

Darick Campbell, one of the trio of brothers who made up the scintillating Rochester sacred-steel band The Campbell Brothers, has died.

Music Features

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.

Music Reviews


Music Blog

More »

Popular Events

  • The Spring Chickens @ Virtual Little Cafe

    • Tue., May 26, 7 p.m.
  • Alex Goettel @ Virtual Little Cafe

    • Fri., May 29, 8 p.m.

Browse Listings

Submit an event

Tweets @RocCityNews

© 2020 City Newspaper.

Website powered by Foundation.