Thursday, March 7, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #165: Atomic Forces and Cowboys

Oh *man* ... Anne and I saw the dumbest thing ever. We went all the way to The French Quarter (The Centers at High Falls) on Saturday. That's basically the dance club part. There was supposed to be a "Live Percussion Show" there. We hung out for a while and eventually this guy went to the booth on the staircase right near the stage and started drumming on a synthesizer kit. Of course, you couldn't hear him because he wasn't connected to the mains, so basically it looked like he was pretending to play to the beat. Completely not worth the $5 cover. Ugh ... never again.

In completely unrelated news, I thought I'd take a shot at using another poll service. Well, it's not really a poll service but more like an e-zine that allows their users to make their own polls. It's called Rum and Monkey and has the advantage of getting a lot more traffic than my site so the polls should get more answers. I'll only use them when I can narrow the number of answers down to five because that's as many as they allow.

In completely unrelated news, keep an eye out for a different weekly lunch at the end of the month. I told John I'd probably be sending people elsewhere once a month or so, and I figured the last week of the month would be just as good as any. For now, just a heads up, but in two weeks ... whoa heh heh ... let's not get ahead of ourselves, okay?

By the way, your visual extravaganza today is of Suran Song in Stag (the name of the band that features Suran Song, the lead singer) whom Anne and I saw last Thursday. Basically they do a politically-charged rock show and use four slide projectors as a multimedia backdrop.

Suran Song in Stag, The Bug Jar, 2002-Feb-28 Suran Song in Stag at The Bug Jar, February 28, 2002
Suran Song from Suran Song in Stag, The Bug Jar, 2002-Feb-28 Suran Song in Suran Song in Stag

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  • All About the Benjamins - Some bounty hunters stumble on a diamond smuggling ring, accept, and get married.
  • The Time Machine - This remake of The Time Machine reduces the number of semi-obscure science-fiction movie trivia answers by removing "Eloi" and "Morlock" into not-very-obscure trivia category. Now the semi-obscure category consists only of "oscillation overthruster," "Colonel Wilma Deering," "centons," and "carnival."

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This afternoon at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) is the Thursday Thinkers Program This weeks topic is Rochester Rocks: Exploring the Geology of Monroe County from 5:15 to 6 p.m.

The Toilet Boys and The Shackletons will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

The acoustic groove-rock Burning Snella will appear with Brothers Green (formerly Rype Band) starting around 9:30 at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.)

Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is the new-to-me Luck Be a Lady MP3 link from Virginia starting around 10:30.

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.

Not ready for mainstream Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) is hosting an Acoustic Open Jam from 8 to 10. For this one, there's no microphones and it's designed to be more of a true jam.

Over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is the jazz band Viva Knieval from 8 to 11. I'm still curious to see how jazz plays out at Mercury.

There's apparently a Spoken Word Open Mic Poetry Night at Pythodd Jazz Room at the Heritage House (130 Spring St.) starting around 8 or so.

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Playhouse Creatures (described as "comic drama" with "tough sexy women" in the mailer) over at Shipping Dock Theater (151 St. Paul St.) will be performed tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow at 8. It's also the end of its run here.

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Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Peachy Neachys Freak Fest with Orbit Underground and Free Sex Gum starting around 10:45. By the way, be sure to wish the Neachies a happy 10th anniversary--in fact, almost to the day.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Time Machine starting at 8. To hell with the remake.

The Thundergods and Nod will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30.

Over at the still relatively new Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is the Junction 5 CD Release Party with Speakeasy starting around 11.

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

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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Two for the Road starting at 8. Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney play a couple arguing their way through France.

Starting around 8 tonight, it's rock at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) with Streetwalkin' Cheetahs and Heatseeker.

Not ready for mainstream Open Jar Jam at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight and every Sunday.

Just like on Thursdays, you can see/do/avoid Karaoke with Sugar Bear at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) starting around 9.

Karaoke with Sugar Bear is back at The Blue Room (293 Alexander St.)

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Checked personally by Jayce Trivia Quiz continues at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.) My interest is waning, but 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.

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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Pirates starting at 8. Another of Roman Polanski's bizarre flicks, this one is about pirates.

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is another Tuesday Hit or Quit It Night with Rochester's Belligerents, Brooklyn's Brooklyn Runned and Rochester's LobbyBar starting around 10:45.

The comedy improv troupe Some Assembly Required will be at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) starting around 7.

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 Tonight from 8 to 10 is an interesting "new-material-only" Open-Mic Comedy Night at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) I think they're making it into a workshop type of environment.

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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Where's Poppa starting at 8. A lawyer must decide whether to put his domineering mother in a home or to kill her.

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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