Thursday, April 26, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #120: James, Duck!

I just thought I'd start out on a bizarre note. I've noticed in the past that every box of tissues in my house and the one I have at work all run out in the same week. I find it unusual that the placement of them is so perfect that I uniformly draw tissues with equal frequency from each one. It is left as an exercise for the reader to determine how this occurs.

I apologize for messing up -- I forgot the Nuts and Bolts show this week was on Wednesday and not Thursday. They tried to emphasize it on the last show, but without sending out an e-mail, all us old folks tend to forget. Then again, maybe it was last month they were on a Wednesday. Well anyway, call ahead this time just to make sure.

For this week's multimedia vaganza, here's a picture of Jen Santoro who was one of the tamer acts at last week's Garage Pop #13 at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) By that I mean she played and sang and people watched. This differs from when, say, The Quitters played and people threw (well, tossed) bottles onto the stage (well, at Rob Filardo) and there were a couple giant guys who were trying to mosh with limited success. Oh yeah, and that guy making the movie about garage bands accidentally hit me in the head with the glare guard on the camera, so I punched him and took his expensive camera. It's all true, except for the glare guard part. And the punching. And the taking.

...and in the news, from the Reuters feed on Yahoo! from Monday April 23 (8:07 AM ET)

Drunken Partygoer Mistaken for Sleeping Bear

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch police were taken aback on Sunday when they found what looked like a slumbering bear on a roadside verge in the south of the country, the news agency ANP reported.

Closer inspection revealed that the sleeper was a drunken human in a bear suit, who said he had drunk 15 liters of beer at a party in Engelen and decided to walk home afterwards.

The 22-year-old party bear had barely left the village when he sank into an alcoholic stupor by the roadside.

Jen Santoro, 2001-Apr-21, The Bug Jar, Rochester, NY Jen Santoro at The Bug Jar's Garage Pop #13

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  • Driven - You might think this is just Days of Thunder all over again, but no--this is with Indy cars and with Sylvester Stallone. Duh.
  • The Dish - This seems to be a pretty good bet ... a group of Australians who were supposed to keep track of Apollo 11 forget to do so and comedy ensues. It's finally going to wide release.
  • The Forsaken - ... and he just kept driving. A mile down the road, another hitchhiker. As the light from the headlamps float past the dark figure, he realizes this is the same guy. With only the sound of spring peepers and the thumping of rubber on concrete, all he can see is the hitchhiker etched into his retinas. Every detail of his pale face. Staring blankly ahead. And that thumb. Weathered by the dusty night air for ... oops ... sorry about that. I was just going to get to the vampire part and the blood disease and so on, but alas we're out of time.
  • One Night at McCool's - Jewel is a folk singer/songwriter who drifts from town to town, wreaking havoc on the lives of the men she touches. (Figuratively touches.)
  • Town and Country - Porter Stoddard, a New York architect stands at a crossroads in his life. The chirp of the peepers yields to the distant moan of an engine and a whisper of air across chrome. As the headlights approach, he realizes this is the same exact car that passed him a dozen times before. He waits again for the icy glare of the driver. Petrified on the side of the road, his face holds only the ghastly color of his fear. He waits. He burns to know who the stranger is. The numb pain of rejection punches him--the doppler crecendo follows through like a combo as the noise quickly fades. ... Oh, sorry, this one is supposed to be a comedy. ... the red tail lights trail off like a taunting baboon ass, mocking him.

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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Experimental Cinema: Pandemonium featuring
  • Alone: Life Wastes Andy Hardy
  • Le Vampire
  • The House is Black
  • Anathema
  • The Five Bad Elements
  • Another Worldly
  • Nest of Tens
  • Outer Space
Sort of organized by theme just like last week. Maybe this is more or less the miscellaneous week.

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Andras Jones, of whom Freetime Magazine says he describes his music as "anarchoustic" will be with Montana's Rappin' Cowboy and SAB. I haven't seen any of them but The Bug Jar has been holding its own lately with decent music. They usually start around 10:45.

Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave) is Bile of the Devil with Eddie Nebula and the Plague starting right around 10:30. I haven't seen Bile of the Devil (how could you possibly go wrong?) but I know Eddie Nebula is pretty good.

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Checked personally by Jayce If you're not trying to kill me, I might be having dinner at California Rollin' at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) Check out the Fish Mail for the special rolls this week.

If you have the tickets, Jian Ghomeshi of Moxy Früvous fame will be on his own with Martina Sorbara at 10 at the stinking pile that is Milestones (170 East Ave.)

Tonight at Piranha (204 N. Water St.) is a show titled Output: Noise. I saw it a few weeks ago and, aside from being what it says it is, it's an interesting show ... much different than anything you've ever seen before. Oh, and it's loud too. Very very loud.

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Checked personally by Jayce O'Bagelo's, 165 State Street, noon.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Last Temptation of Christ starting at 8.

Checked personally by Jayce Holy Xanadu and Kubla Khan, Batman -- Smith Opera House (82 Seneca St., Geneva) will be showing a very rare 35mm screening of Citizen Kane at 7. Ruth Warrick (Emily Norton Kane, Charles Foster Kane's first wife) will be on hand to discuss the movie and her career after the movie. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Call (315)781-5483 for more information.

In case you're in the mood for some rambunctiousness, I heard a rumor that today is D-Day at University of Rochester (River Campus Map) all over campus. The guys in Vitamin Wonka said they'd be at some frat there.

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is the quite talented and noisy Dead Blue Hand with The Ultimatics and The Unknowns. Again, they usually start up around 10:45.

This time it's Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) with the mystery bands: Mofos with Static Cling will be there around 10:30. Freetime Magazine describes Mofos as "an all original, surf-punk instrumental power trio from Ithica, NY." Derive from that what you may.

The illustrious career of Tone-Loc has brought him to Tremors (1509 Scottsville Rd.) tonight.

If you're lucky enough to have tickets, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will be in the 3,500 seat Louise Kuhl Gymnasium in the Alumni Field House at Geneseo (Geneseo, NY, campus map) at 8.

In case you're looking for something a little lighter, The Earthtones will be at Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) tonight starting around 9 or so.

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I've always been curious to go to see the Open Jar Jam at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight and every Sunday.

Karaoke with Sugar Bear at The Blue Room (293 Alexander St.) Check out some singers, then head downstairs and regain your hearing.

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Trivia Quiz continues at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.) I've been going for a few weeks now and maybe we'll win sometime. We've been within a couple questions of winning, but so has everyone else.

If you're up for it, Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.) will have a DJ playing Barenaked Ladies tunes.

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May Day

Checked personally by Jayce Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is hosting Open Mic Comedy. It's the first Tuesday of the month, remember?

As of a few weeks ago, Java's (16 Gibb Street) still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.

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Checked personally by Jayce The 43rd Rochester International Film Festival will be screened May 2-5, 2001 at the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) There will be six different screenings of short films and videos from around the world. For information about donating time, services or funds to the 43rd annual Rochester International Film Festival, call Karen vanMeenen, Director, at (716) 242-0191. All four days have an 8pm showtime; Friday also has a midnight show and Saturday has an additonal 3pm show.

Weekly karaoke contest with Sugar Bear, at Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Pl.)

Once again The Eastman Jazzmen 3 will be at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) from 8 to 10. Don't let the name fool you -- I've seen them with as many as five performers.
 
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