Thursday, May 3, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #121: Butte of Copper

I finally got this page listed on Yahoo! in the Rochester Events category. I submitted several times over the past year but to no avail. Then I realized I needed to set up a way to make it easier to make a submission so I spent some time building a page that let me step through Yahoo!'s submission pages easily and submit exactly like the last time. Well lo and behold, the process of anticipating having to repeat the process over and over worked, the universe was tricked, and I am now on Yahoo!. Why I'm in the Events category and not the more generic Entertainment & Arts section, I'll never know ... that's where Rochesternightlife.com and TheBigGuide are, and I'm more similar to them that to any one event. Hmm...

Last Thursday I went to see the show at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) featuring SAR with Andras Jones and The Sandman. SAR was alright ... sort of a groovy disco-ish hippie music. Andras Jones is an acoustic soloist who has a great wit and is a strong singer. The Sandman is Chris Sand, "Montana's Rapping Cowboy." Yep ... he plays folk-western songs and raps using either the acoustic guitar or the portable beatbox he's got.

On Saturday I had a time reversal weekend. In the morning I went to Comfort Windows and talked with Roland about getting vinyl siding and replacement windows for my house. In the afternoon I went to see Vitamin Wonka play at University of Rochester at Sigma Alpha Mu for D-Day. I got there just as they had finished playing. I went to the basement of the frat house to get a beer, but there were no clean cups so I just used a reasonably clean one. After an hour or so I helped them pack up. Only their friend Melissa and I were sober, so we drove their cars back. For my troubles, I got a free dinner at Eastman School of Music where they all go for school.

The lesson here is that in one day, I uttered the following phrases:

  • "Can I get this one with the triple-glazed argon filled panes?"
  • "Hey -- do you know if there are any clean cups?"

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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 festival, call Karen vanMeenen, Director, at (716) 242-0191. All four days have an 8pm showtime; Friday has a midnight show and Saturday has a 3pm show.

If you're up for more new bands, Eye Spy, Kitty in the Tree and The Contortionists will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight around 10:45.

Checked personally by Jayce The Pavers will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30. I'm pretty sure they're new to this area.

If you'd like to see something pretty good, The Park Avenue Band will be at Velocity Nightclub (123 Liberty Pole Way) I don't know when they start around there, but I'd wager 10:00 is a good bet.

Tonight is the start of another season of Freetime Magazine's Rochester's Most Popular Band Contest with Mountain Mojo Authority versus South Central starting around 9:30.

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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.

Once again it's First Friday's at the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) from 5 to 8 p.m. It has been $5 to get in.

Tonight is the East End Cinco de Mayo Festival featuring jazz with Roger Eckers at Aria (120 East Ave.) rock with Ned Pepper at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) and miscellaneous with The Mambo Kings from 5 to 9, Unlimited from 9 to 11 and Holleywood Al and the Mix from 11 to 2 at the heinous Milestones (170 East Ave.)

The "band" F'Loom will be at 8 at Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) If you check out their website, they've got some sound clips which are ... uhh ... odd.

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Cinco de Mayo

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

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is what may be a rock-and-hippie-music night -- Jumbos Kill Crane, Snaggletooth and Paulie Rocco starting around 10:45.

Checked personally by Jayce The wild and loud Ball Cheeze Psychotics will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) for their CD release party tonight starting around 10:30.

Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) will probably be a pretty good place to be too with Frantic Flattops starting around 10:30.

Jo Mama and Soul Train will be at Acme Bar & Pizza (495 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10. I think I saw Jo Mama before and they're a lot more funky than just plain rock if I remember right.

I'm afraid I haven't heard them before, but if you really must not leave Fairport, On Tha Moon will be at Margarita's (1226 Fairport Rd.) Be sure to get some wings grilled or, more specifically, "Wednesday Xerox Guys Style." Basically, wings prepared normally than grilled to dry them up a bit. Very tasty and (as of about a year ago) the best grilled wings in town.

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From noon to 7, Students for a Free Tibet will be having a benefit show with Xulo Method, Tom Fools, Act Your Age and Derelict Brew among others at Highland Bowl (South Ave. at Robinson Dr.)

Today is the start of the WXXI Auction. They've moved the bulk of it online, but you can still watch the fun for a couple days. It all starts at 8 p.m. and runs on and off for the couple weeks until May 20.

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

Jerry Seinfeld will be performing his stand-up routine at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) tonight at 7 and 9:30. Advance tickets are very very strongly recommended.

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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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V-E Day

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will be The B-Movie Rats with The Legendary Thundergods. I'm not sure when they became legendary, but they're at least pretty good. I assume the show is worthwhile -- Kim generally doesn't book crap on an off-night. Or an on-night.

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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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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