Thursday, May 30, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #177: Erie Waters in New York City

Let's see ... this weenend the Rochester Hamfest will be at the The Dome Center (E. Henrietta Rd. and Calkins Rd.) If you're interested, you probably already know.

You know, meat doesn't seem to be pulling its weight on the whole "may prevent cancer" front. I just heard a news report the other day where broccoli "may prevent cancer." I gotta say, I'm not very impressed. Meat really gets a bum wrap. When is it's day in the sun? When will people be saying that "eating meat may help prevent some kinds of cancer." Shucks.

What else ... oh, that stupid transportation center. Let me put it this way: fucking morons. They're running an ad on TV saying that the center will "make new jobs and clean up Main Street." Damn it!: how about fixing the bus system and make new jobs? Gah! I think Bill Nojay, the noisy chairman of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, should be banned from driving a car inside Monroe County. Maybe that would nudge him to make our Regional Transit system something worthy of its name.

On Saturday I skipped riding a bike because I thought it might rain. (Hey, a segue, albeit a crappy one! Anyway...) I started out at Milestones (170 East Ave.) to see I Voted for Kodos MP3 link, an excellent ska band from Wisconsin, and the only one of the four playing that night I hadn't seen already. After that I headed out to Le Club Shock at Analog Shock (674 South Ave.) and got a chance to see Primordial Undermind. At least I think it was ... they didn't readily identify themselves. Anyway, after that I headed to Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) and had a great chicken creole special and got to see Dead Blue Hand. By that time it started raining really hard ... thankfully I had the dry comfort of the inside of the car to head off to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) and got to see a synth-pop band called Busy Signals who were pretty good despite some unintended problems with feedback. I Am The World Trade Center were there too and they do a similar kind of music ... I thought they sounded a little like Berlin from the '80's then they did a cover of Berlin's Metro so I headed on out of there to Acme Bar & Pizza (495 Monroe Ave.) to see the last two songs of Astronomical Unit GarageBand link which was pretty cool.

In the end, I saw six bands at five bars and all that mattered was that I had put the summer sheets on the bed earlier in the day which was really cool now.


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Memorial Day

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Haymarket Riot, Tekulvi and Seven Head Division MP3 link starting around 10:45.

Tonight at the intolerable Milestones (170 East Ave.) is King Missile III featuring John Hall starting around 9:30 for $7. The show is 18 and over and doors open at 7 PM. WBER (2596 Baird Rd.) will be giving away tickets as well.

Checked personally by Jayce Nuts and Bolts will again be at Johnny's Smoke Free Bar (1382 Culver Rd.)

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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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Kwik Stop starting at 8. Sort of a road movie that never really gets that far ... introduced by Michael Gillio, the filmmaker.

Checked personally by Jayce Today is the start of the Rochester Hamfest at the The Dome Center (E. Henrietta Rd. and Calkins Rd.) It runs all weekend and is $9 at the gate (or $7 if you ordered in advance) for all three days of the weekend. It originated as an event for ham radio operators, but has shifted to also include computer equipment as archaic as the term "ham radio." They added hobbies (mostly radio controlled cars/boats/planes and photography) this year along with a Bring and Buy feature where you can bring one or two items to sell by proxy in the exhibit hall.

Over at Mercury Star Lounge (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is the new-to-me Orange Goblin with Alabama Thunderpussy, The Sluts and Snaggletooth starting around 11.

If it's nice out, the roof of The Centers at High Falls (60 Brown's Race) is a pretty good place to be. The decent rock cover band Better Days swill be playing there starting around 10.

In case you're shut in tonight (or tomorrow), check out I'm going to make a drug with my mind on cable public access (channel 15 on Time Warner) at 11:30 p.m. featuring Pisspot the Bunny interviewing local and out-of-town bands.

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

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing the Sing-a-Long Sound of Music starting at 2 and 8 today and at 2 tomorrow. I guess the idea is that they subtitle the lyrics and everyone pitches in karaoke style for $20 or $15 for members, students and children.

Checked personally by Jayce Meddling Kids will be at Mercury (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) playing (mostly) their modern rock originals along with Junction 5 GarageBand link, Burning Snella and the new-to-me Devil Moons all starting around 10.

Rochester's "chick" punk band, the Purrs, The Isotopes, Slantwise and another decent punk band, The Flour City Knuckleheads GarageBand link will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Cape Fear starting at 8. This is the extra-terrifying original version.

Tonight at High Falls Festival Site (Browns Race and Commercial St.) is Ben Folds with Ben Kweller and Divine Comedy for an all-ages show staring around 7 (doors open at 6.) Tickets are available through TICKETMASTER locations and Jillian's (Corner of Commercial St. and Mill St.) Charge by phone 232-1900 and online at the extra-evil empire Clear Channel Entertainment.

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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Rochester International Jazz Festival starts today and lasts all week ... check their website for tons of events.

Checked personally by Jayce Trivia Quiz continues at The Old Toad (277 Alexander St.) It all gets started a little after 9.

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For tonight's "Hit It or Quit It" night, The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will have the all-new-to-me Madhappy, Goner and Adrenochrome 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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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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