Thursday, August 23, 2001

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #137: Years of Conventional Geneva

Another week, another update. Nothing much of excitement to report this week. I'll throw you all a trinket of multimedia, though, with this picture of Kevin from Dead Blue Hand. They were at The Bug Jar last Saturday and I took a bunch of pictures of them. As it turns out, I already knew The Unknowns from a show earlier in the year (I knew I recognized the suppressing-a-sneeze facial expressions of their drummer.) Had I gone to the punk show at Monty's Krown I would have run into my new neighbors who got a chance to see The Purrs and thought they were alright.

I was thinking this week that if Sunday is rainy I may just go to the movie theater and stay there. I want to see Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Wet Hot American Summer, and Rat Race then go see the Looney Toons extravaganza at the Dryden Theater at George Eastman House. In theory I should be working on house fix-up stuff ... but heck, it's raining, right?

In other news, Senator Jesse Helms has announced that he will not run again in 2002. For the sake of foreign policy and a strong military, he stuck to his convictions and defended his opinions well. Unfortunately, he was also the Grand Wizard of social stagnation. I can appreciate someone questioning whether a social change is right or not, but you've got to see that sometimes the majority is right. Allowing certain inequalities is work to be left to those who think they are gods. Maybe that's why I'm generally glad to see him go. He was just a guy fighting for the betterment of white Christian males in America. Only when his beliefs just happened to help all Americans did I think he was doing a good job.

Kevin from Dead Blue Hand, August 18, 2001 Kevin from Dead Blue Hand at the Bug Jar last Saturday

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  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - In the Kevin Smith movie universe of his five-film "New Jersey Trilogy," the comic book Bluntman and Chronic was based on Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) which is being made into a movie (in the movie), but Jay and Silent Bob haven't seen any money so they go to stop the picture from being made.
  • Curse of the Jade Scorpion - Woody Allen plays a neurotic detective in the 1940's and stretches his acting muscles by playing a character with initials for a first name for the first time in his career. Word on the street is it's a good story with great music but Woody, baby, you're not 40 anymore and we just can't suspend disbelief that much.
  • Ghosts of Mars - Martian ghosts posess the human inhabitants of a colony on Mars, threatening to blow up the earth for a better view of Venus.
  • Summer Catch - Boring teeny bopper flick with Freedie Prinze, Jr. and Jessica Biel.
  • Bubble Boy - Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jimmy Livingston, a young man with primary immune deficiency which confines him to a sterile plastic bubble. Comedy ensues. A reviewer named "Aussie Stud" on Internet Movie Database saw a preview of the film and commented, "watching this film felt like I was being punished for all my past sins."
  • Wet Hot American Summer - Remember staying up all night to watch USA Up All Night with those cheesy soft-porn-ish summer camp coming-of-age movies? If so, enjoy the thorough parody of the whole genre.

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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Beyond starting at 8. I haven't seen much of any Italian horror, but it's supposed to have excellent cinematography as well as ... umm ... traditional horror-and-gore values.

Darchitect will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight at 10:45.

Tonight at the Highland Bowl (South Ave. at Robinson Dr.) they'll be showing Thomas and the Magic Railroad starting at "dark".

Barring any equipment problems, the heavy-funky-rocky band Gaylord will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10:30.

For those of you who remember him from Fast Eddie's in Village Gate, the acoustic coverer Todd East will be at The Brickyard Pub (240 South Ave. Ext.) tonight.

Tonight is another of Freetime Magazine's Rochester's Most Popular Band Contest with Igloo Yew versus Mknab starting around 9:30 at the intolerable Milestones (170 East Ave.) The doors open at 9 and and close around 12:30.

Over at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) The Little River Band will be playing starting at 8.

Today is the start of the New York State Fair (I-690 near Route 695, Syracuse, N.Y.) According to the press release on the website:
Aretha Franklin informed New York State Fair officials today that she injured her ribs and will be unable to perform on Thursday. Replacing her will be another Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame member and singing legend, Chuck Berry.
Showtime for that is 7:30.

If worse comes to worse you can always see, hear, and/or otherwise participate in Karaoke with Sugar Bear at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) starting around 10:30.

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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Friday the 13th starting at 8. You know, hockey mask, Jason Voorhees, sequel number 10 due out this year.

Tonight at Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) is the funk band Milkhouse GarageBand link for their CD Release with the ever prolific Gregory Paul GarageBand link . I didn't get a chance to get a good earful of Milkhouse at the East End Fest so I may stop in to check them out.

According to Freetime Magazine, Three Flights Up will be at Slammer's Bar and Grill (4650 Dewey Ave.) starting around 10.

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

In case you're wondering what all the planes and stuff is about, the TOPS International "Wings and Wheels" Airshow will be at Greater Rochester International Airport (Brooks Ave.) today and tomorrow during the day. They've added a bunch of ground stuff, presumably to encourage people to actually pay and go including monster trucks and an Air Force simulator.

Tonight is the Colorblind James Experience tribute to their late lead singer, Chuck Cuminale at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45. Chuck passed away unexpectedly on July 10 at the age of 49.

Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is Cock Esp, Coffee and the very loud Pengo starting around 10:30.

The groove and funk band Astronomical Unit GarageBand link with The Knoa will be at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) tonight starting around 10:30. Astronomical Unit is really quite good so if you haven't already done so, go see them.

Of course, if you miss Milkhouse GarageBand link yesterday or don't want to see Gregory Paul, they'll be playing without him at Java's (16 Gibb St.) starting around 9:30.

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Today at the Rochester Public Market (280 Union St. N.) is another Community Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you're interested in getting a booth, it's $25 for a 10 by 30 foot space. Call 428-6907 for more information.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Looney Voices of Mel Blanc starting at 8. Just like last month, you can't miss this one either. It's Mel Blanc's turn this time around and will feature Porky in Wackyland, Robin Hood Daffy, Mad as a Mars Hare, Scent-imental Over You, and Tweet and Sour.

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Checked personally by Jayce Over at Milestones (170 East Ave.) there is a benefit show for the Green Party of Monroe County featuring the inappropriately prolific Gregory Paul GarageBand link , ska band The Blackouts and the hard-rock band The Breaking Project starting at 8. Cover is $5 and goes to the Green Party of Monroe County

Checked personally by Jayce Trivia Quiz continues at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.) I keep going and we still haven't won -- whether we have a few people or a whole bunch.. We've been within a couple questions of winning, but so has everyone else. It all gets started a little after 9.

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

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Not ready for mainstream As of a few months ago, Java's (16 Gibb Street) still has open mic poetry downstairs starting around 9:30.

Not ready for mainstream Open Mic Comedy hosted by Dan Liberto (of the The Comedy Company) is tonight at Six Pockets (Ridge Hudson Plaza) starting around 10. The shows have been pretty good in the past.

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

Checked personally by Jayce Not ready for mainstream Tonight at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is Open Mic Night (for music) from 7 to 10.
 
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