Thursday, June 27, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #181: Buchanan's V.P.; Lincoln's Opponent

Ok, first off, it's the last Saturday of the month this week, which means we'll be having lunch elsewhere--this week it's Silvio's (622 Monroe Ave.) which is a deli/coffee place over on Monroe. It's also just about between Jan's and Shaw's houses even though it's about half the distance from Shaw's.

Last Saturday had a bit of fun. Anne and I went to the Rochester Music Coalition show at both Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) and The Club at Water Street to see a bunch of bands. Well, those 8 bands really weren't enough and we had to go to Mercury Star Lounge (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) to also see Purrs, The Grinders and QUiTTERS GarageBand link. Both QUiTTERS GarageBand link and Eddie Nebula and the Plague GarageBand link were pretty wild shows.

Let's see ... what else. I got to see Minority Report on Sunday. It was generally okay ... I have become so jaded that I can't watch normal movies anymore. I thought that most of the writing was pretty bad ... I can't quite pin it down, but there was definitely something about the way that people just don't talk that hit me. The vision of the future was also packed with absurdity. At least with space movies I can forget the basic insanity of the presurized interior versus the vacuum of space and all the crap floating around at some fraction of the speed of light. In this, though, apparently nobody has computer networks anymore, people still have media that holds about five minutes of video, and bad-spectrum lighting is still the standard. In all, it was an okay movie.

Some of the excitement this week included tuning up the bar bike (and fixing the flat tire) and rekeying the locks on my house. Flat tires are always fun on the bike. I rode most of the way to Water Street when I got a flat so I rode back to my house and got my other bike. I ended up being pretty tired when I got there, but Uforkestra MP3 link wasn't even performing. I never did find out what happened to them.


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  • Hey Arnold! The Movie - Yet another kids film from the corporate propaganda machine, teaching that the way to defeat big business is to fight them with sticks and traps.
  • Mr. Deeds - Adam Sandler plays a man who inherits US$40 billion and proceeds to act like a nice guy and make fun of rich people--people probably not unlike Adam Sandler.

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Over at Manhattan Square Park (130 Chestnut St.) is another in the Party In The Park series featuring The Samples with The Reid Genauer Band starting around 6.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Jour de Fête starting at 8. Nothing like the French to make a bunch of gags about a clumsy but entrepreneurial mail carrier.

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is The Lack and Jucifer MP3 link with El Destructo starting around 10:45.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is the punk rock band Murdock GarageBand linkMP3 link starting around 10:30.

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.

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If you're out "early", check out Alive At The Mag at Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) (duh) with Carpe Diem, Unlimited, possibly the quite good rock band Uncle Plum GarageBand link and the solid modern rock/cover band Better Days starting around 5. Admission is $8.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Metropolis starting at 8. One of those early sci-fi films ... Fritz Lang's vision of an altitude-dependent u- and dys-topian future with probably the first film android. Live piano by Phillip C. Carli.

The talented and friendly folk musician Karen Kosowski will be at Monty's Korner (363 East Ave.) tonight starting around 7 (conservatively ... Freetime Magazine has her listed at 6, but I'm betting it'll be more like 9.)

The rockabilly of Croonin' Kurt and the Hi-Geared Combo with swing from Bobby Henrie and the Goners will be over at Mercury Star Lounge (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) starting around 10:30.

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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Today we'll be at Silvio's (622 Monroe Ave.) for lunch. It's a "gourmet deli and espresso bar" or at least that's what it says on their menu.

Tonight at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) is one of the last shows for a while for the excellent punk-ska band The Blackouts MP3 link with Syracuse's Straighter Than Pete MP3 link, Syracuse's "traditional ska" band Amy Ryan and the Operatives and, from Canada, more traditional ska from General Rudie MP3 link (although they think they're playing at Milestones) all starting around 9.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is The Rat Kings and San Antonio's The Drones GarageBand linkMP3 link starting around 10:30.

At The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight is the great rock and roll of The Realistics MP3 link from New York, punk rock of Shackletons, The Red + The Black and Life in Bed starting around 10:30.

Over at Acme Bar & Pizza (495 Monroe Ave.) is the new-to-me acoustic rock of Jamie Notarthomas 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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The Shakespeare Players will be performing The Tempest at Highland Bowl (South Ave. at Robinson Dr.) starting at 8 every day except for the 4th of July.

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

There's apparently a Spoken Word Open Mic Poetry Night at Pythodd Jazz Room at the Heritage House (130 Spring St.) from around 6 to around 10. It used to be on Thursdays but I guess they moved it.

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The Post will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 11.

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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