Thursday, April 25, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #172: Years of the Word of John

Ok, so we are going to O'Bagelo's (165 State Street) on Saturday instead of somewhere else, which we'll be doing on May 4. Apparently Mike and Tina are coming up from Maryland and they really really wanted to go to O'Baglo's, so ...

Anyway, in the past, I guess Saturday was most interesting, even though it wasn't. Basically I saw four bands at four different bars. First up, I was off to Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) at 9 to see Karen Kosowski who was pretty good ... the crowd there just doesn't like to shut up which kinda sucks to see folk music. Next was Acme Bar & Pizza (495 Monroe Ave.) at 10 to see Meddling Kids who do modern rock covers and a few of their own tunes. They're pretty talented but hey, it's mostly covers. Next, around 11:15 I went to Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) to see Dead Blue Hand but they were playing last, so I got to see The Razzles from Buffalo. They do punk rock a lot like Dead Blue Hand but rougher sounding. Finally, around 11:30 I went to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) to see Eddie Nebula and the Plague in (their guitarist) Carl's last performance with them. They did pretty well but since The Realistics from New York didn't show, they started around 12:30 just as I showed up and finished only an hour later--Ben, their new drummer, doesn't know all the songs yet.

This coming Saturday looks pretty good too, and I'm gonna try to get to Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) and Milestones (170 East Ave.) .


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  • Jason X - Sometime in the distant future, people act like they do in the last 9 Halloween movies and get killed. Kinda like Leprechaun 4 except less use of the words "gold" and "where'sme."
  • Life or Something Like It - Angelina Jolie grows up a little and puts on some clothes (although not many) for a change and plays a woman who is fated to die soon. I don't know if I can emphasize enough that Chicken Lady loves life. Yeah.

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Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is The Von Bondies, Soledad Brothers, Modey Lemon and The Grinders starting around 10:45.

The okay modern-rock band Milkhouse will be at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) 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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For an early show at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) it's The Arsonists starting around 8 or so. It's D.J. night later, so they'll probably start pretty early to keep the kids happy.

Checked personally by Jayce The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing This is Spinal Tap starting at 8. Rockin' out louder than 10!

Over at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is The Quakes, The Frantic Flattops, Purrs and The Lucy's starting around 11.

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

Around 5, Building On Fire and Saving Throw will be playing at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) .

Later tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is the arrogant rock of Spacetrucker starting around 10:45.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is Carl's [formerly of Eddie Nebula and the Plague] other other band The Isotopes with QUiTTERS starting around 10:30.

The quite good Prime Time Funk will be at the challenging (at least for the bands) venue Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) presumably starting around 9:30.

Over at the anti-customer Milestones (170 East Ave.) is the excellent acoustic act Mary Simon, Terra Naomi and the really excellent Mindstrap starting around 9:30.

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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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Since Water Street is booked up for a while, Some Assembly Required will be at Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) tonight ... probably starting around 7 ... I really should have checked.

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 Modesty Blaise starting at 8. Sexy female secret agent in the 1960's ... psychedelic!

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Beheaded, Leukorreha and Withered Earth starting around 10:45.

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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May Day

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Independent starting at 8. It's about an independent filmmaker who makes a musical about a serial killer after his last movie gets cancelled. Starring Jerry Stiller and Janeane Garofalo with appearances by a bunch of other movie comics.

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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