Joywave: satirical and sci-fi

Joywave: satirical and sci-fi

Joywave is a rock band that embraces bounding, life-affirming electronic beats — with a self-awareness that sometimes approaches self-parody. The Rochester product plays the ROC Dome Arena on Friday, January 24.


Susan B. at the symphony

This year’s observances of Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday celebration and the centenary of the 19th Amendment are momentous events, but at first glance they may not seem to inspire musical celebrations – but the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is prepared to prove otherwise this weekend and next.

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Sunday’s Grammy winners included works featuring RPO, super-producer Bob Ludwig

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Ward Stare, and Eastman School of Music graduate and sound engineer Bob Ludwig, were a part of two winners at Sunday’s 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Music Features

OPERA | Eastman Opera Theatre

Neither opera written by each composer — presented by Eastman Opera Theatre in its winter double bill — are well-known. Antonio Salieri's "Prima la musica e poi le parole" (First the music and then the words") and Mozart's "Der Schauspieldirektor" ("The Impresario") were premiered at the same 1786 competition in Vienna, and both works center around the casting of an opera and the comical tension that swirls around the process.

Choice Concerts

Album review: 'Something to Prove'

The Byways 'Something to Prove'

Music Reviews

AMERICANA | Aaron Lipp & Brian Williams

Multi-instrumentalist Aaron Lipp has a consistent angle he uses to wrangle all he explores: It's bluesy, and country-politan, and it's aaalright. Lipp moves between electric and acoustic guitars with a fluidity that's loquacious and loose — he makes it look so damn easy.

Choice Concerts

Album review: 'Superette'

5Head 'Superette'

Music Reviews

INDIE POP | Julian Lynch

Julian Lynch is best known as the guitarist in the band Real Estate, Lynch's formidable solo discography features lush chamber pop that might best be described as "synthetic-orchestral." Though the music is often instrumental, Lynch's use of ethereal of Garfunkel-esque crooning injects a sense of stability into deceptively dense and busy arrangements.

Choice Concerts

JAZZ | Mike Melito Trio

From the popular to the obscure, Mike Melito knows jazz classics so well that he can step into any situation. So it's not surprising that he's been the drummer of choice when jazz luminaries like Benny Golson, James Moody, Barry Harris, Eric Alexander, and many more have come to town.

Choice Concerts

CHORAL | First Inversion

Conductor and Eastman School of Music alumnus Lee Wright started the choral ensemble First Inversion in 2014 as a way to bridge the invisible divide in the local community between Eastman vocalists and singers who performed outside of the confines of the institution. In the years that have followed, First Inversion has gained recognition as an important Rochester performance group with a wide-ranging repertoire, from early music to contemporary classical compositions.

Choice Concerts

KOPPS: pop plus

KOPPS is a three-pronged attack of techno-fection, but it’s not so sugary as to gum up the works in its live show, plethora of catchy singles, or the numerous music videos that capture the band’s intense visual irony.

Music Features


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  • The F Word: Parkinson's just got a little cooler

    I’m certainly not in the “we’re not handicapped, we’re handi-capable” camp, nor do I want to give Parkinson’s disease too much deference in my life. But my jittery friends Ozzy Osbourne and Neil Diamond recently added their names to the list.
    • Jan 27, 2020
  • The F Word: Grandpa Presley
  • The F Word: Grandpa Presley

    Celebrating what would have been Elvis Presley’s 85th birthday this past week, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up his legacy amid the fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches, and virtually everything from his square movie catalogue.
    • Jan 20, 2020
  • The F Word: 'No one will ever know'
  • The F Word: 'No one will ever know'

    “If All Rochester Wrote the Same Song” is nothing short of brilliant. But it isn't just about the music. It's about the community as a whole.
    • Jan 13, 2020
  • The F Word: Ska brother number one
  • The F Word: Ska brother number one

    As a musical style, ska has its limits. Sometimes there’s not enough subtlety perpetrated by its purveyors...but as with Some Ska Band, sometimes there is.
    • Jan 6, 2020

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  • Open Jam with Jackson Cavalier @ Johnny's Pub

    • Tue., Jan. 28, 7 p.m.
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    • Tue., Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. $10
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    • Fri., Jan. 31, 9 p.m. $10/$13
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