SOUL | Seratones

Straight outta Shreveport, Louisiana, it's the Seratones bringing a brilliant mash-up of searing soul and greasy, greasy R&B. Reminiscent of The Bellrays' blast of punk and soul and The Reigning Sound's lo-fi garage rock, Seratones is an outfit full of cocksure swagger and bodacious guts. Led by singer A.J. Haynes, the band doesn't just play to the audience, it positively incites and ignites, washing over them more like a salaciously sonic slathering.

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Album review: 'The Time: Night'

Sastrugi "The Time: Night"

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WORLD BEAT | MAKU Soundsystem

Prepare to get pantsed on the dancefloor when New York City's MAKU Soundsystem goes off. This is pure polyrhythmic glee set to stun.

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Album review: 'Big Wheel Turn'

Stone Soup "Big Wheel Turn"

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INDIE ROCK | Wilder Maker

The brooding Brooklyn band Wilder Maker returns to Rochester this Saturday, playing Small World Books in support of its new album, "Zion," which will be officially released the day before. Wilder Maker's sound is both intricate and ruminative; it's as if Americana moved to the big city, bringing quiet epiphanies that flourish until they burst into emotive confessions of the soul.

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JAZZ | RPO Jazz Trio

Summer is the perfect season to hear a side of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra that you don't typically get during the regular concert season. In addition to the customary, warm-weather lineup of movie score classics, pops favorites, and patriotic fare, there's also the RPO Jazz Trio.

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ROCK | Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express

Chuck Prophet perked my ears when he opened for Lucinda Williams at Party in the Park several years ago. The guitar gunslinger stole the show by performing one of the most memorable sets I've ever heard; every song was seemingly better than the last.

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POP | Freezepop

Freezepop takes synthpop to its very definition: this is poppy, sugary, sometimes quirky electro-rock. The Boston-based band is coming up on 20 years of making danceable cuts that have a slightly geeky flair to them — if you played a lot of "Guitar Hero," you'll probably remember the song "Less Talk, More Rokk," and the band has been featured in several other video games over the last 10 years.

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Japanese Breakfast rolls back through Bug Jar

Michelle Zauner has a distinct vision and Japanese Breakfast is the vessel. The indie hero got her start in the band Post Post before fronting Philadelphia's much-loved Little Big League.

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Album review: 'Don't Like Most Things'

Soft Opening "Don't Like Most Things"

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Ad Hoc Music @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

Ad Hoc Music @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

RPO Around the Town: Jazz Trio, Latino Theatre Company, Garth Fagan Youth Dance Ensemble @ Southeast Corner of Joseph & Clifford Avenues

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