Thursday, April 11, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #170: Hidden Green Mineralogist

Last Saturday was the Big Deal last week. I was looking forward to seeing The Purrs and a couple other bands. First up around 10:30 or so was Piss and Blood from Buffalo who were okay--they're a punk cover band. The Tosspots were next (also from Buffalo) and whipped the crowd into a frenzy. I got covered in beer and trapped in the mosh pit (if you've ever seen the Krown, you'll know how much of a joke that concept is) during the last song. They've got this lime-looking thing with a face on it that's a plaster piñata with stuff inside (45's, a bottle of whiskey, army guys and tampons ... er, I mean panty shields.)

Anyway, up next was The Purrs who fared okay following such an awsome performance ... me and some of the guys from The Flour City Knuckleheads were up front and cheering them on. Last up was The Priests who got this one guy so wound up that he threw bottles at them and they smashed on the picture window. Chuck coerced him out several times (he kept coming in the back door.) He really wasn't much trouble at all, just annoying. I got out of there right around 2 ... er, 3, I guess.

This weekend shouldn't nearly be as fun, though 'cause Tax Day is this weekend. If you haven't started yet, you might want to consider getting software (if you need it) and filing electronically (if you've got a refund coming.) Here's the links to download the tax software from Amazon--choose your poison:
Intuit's TurboTax
TurboTax 2001

TurboTax 2001...
downloadable for Windows
... or ...
H&R Block's TaxCut
TaxCut 2001
TaxCut 2001...
downloadable for Windows downloadable for Macintosh


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  • Changing Lanes - Apparently something to do with driving, I guess.
  • Frailty - The condition or quality of being frail. A fault, especially weakness of resolution, arising from the imperfections of human nature. See note at fault. [American Heritage Dictionary, 1992, Houghton Mifflin; 1994, INSO Corporation]
  • The Sweetest Thing - Mmmm ... NutraSweet with MSG and other flavor enhancers ...

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Tonight is Singles Night at Food Link from 5:30 to 7:30 at Foodlink (936 Exchange St .) Afterward is a social hour just down the street at Nathaniels (251 Exchange Blvd.) FoodLink redistributes food from stores that is not saleable and redistributes it to soup kitchens. The event is sponsored by Single Volunteers of Rochester which accounts for the "Single" part of the title. They're a group that is all single people and performs volunteer activities around Rochester. If you're interested, sign up at the website and join the event.

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is the decent lounge-rock of the Michelle Austin Band and the okay modern rock of The Gifted Children starting around 11.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is the hard-rocking Low Ton with Throttlerod 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.

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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Tonight at Border's Books and Music (1000 Hylan Dr.) from 7 to 9 is the acoustic folk-rock of Burning Snella.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Superman starting at 8. This is a special directors cut of the man of steel.

Tonight at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) starting around 11 is The Boogiemen, Average Otis, the slightly funky modern rock of Velocity Mirror and 5 O'Clock Charley.

A little earlier at Johnny's Irish Pub (1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free) will be the rockin' rockabilly of Croonin' Kurt and His Higeared Combo starting around 9:30.

A new play is starting tonight at Shipping Dock Theater (151 St. Paul St.) called An Experiment with an Air Pump, a comic drama (according to the flyer.) The play is at 7:30 tonight, tomorrow at 8, and Sunday at 2. It runs until April 28.

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Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Rape Me starting at 8. A couple abused women go on a "rape-revenge-, drug-, sex-, and violence-fueled road trip," as put by the Eastman calendar.

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

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is what I believe will be an amusing show/contest with the "countrified depresso sludge rocknroll beauty" of Dan Melchoir's Broke Revue versus The Shams versus the tight, hard working punk rock of QUiTTERS starting a little early around 10 or 10:30 ... probably.

The rocking rockabilly of Krypton-88 will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30.

Checked personally by Jayce Updated: Over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) will be Bee Eater with April Laragy and the Atomic Swindlers MP3 link starting around 11.

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I never knew such a thing existed, but over at The Otter Lodge (1776 Monroe Ave.) today starting at 1 (registration at 12:30) is Gerald Fogarty Memorial Euchre Tournament. Call 244-9862 for more information.

You'll need advance tickets to see Of A Revolution and the modern-rock band Antigone Rising over at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) starting around 7.

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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Tax Day

Joey Ramone died, 2001

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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Tonight at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) is the improv comedy of Random Actors Theater Troupe (which is a different group than Some Assembly Required) starting at 7.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Three Women starting at 8. Based on a dream by director/writer Robert Altman, this film explores a strange game of identity transfer between three women in a desert community.

In tonight's Hit it or Quit It night at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is a bunch of random acts consisting of groove rock with South Central, more groove rock with Jacoda (whom I've seen before but don't remember) the Chicago-based two-woman metal of Evil Beaver and Danse Asshole: Pete starting around 10:30.

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 Updated: This evening at Spot Coffee (East Ave. and Mathews St.) Burning Snella will be doing an acoustic set from 8 to 10.

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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