Thursday, July 18, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #184: So Long and Thanks for all the Joules

I definitely set a new record for speed on getting the Philadelphia/New Jersey trip up on the site. In fact it actually already is. Can you believe it?

I gotta bitch a bit about getting a speeding ticket ... well, actually, I think it's stupid how all those points add up. I mean, if you check out the DMV site you'll see that going 66 in a 55, that's considered worse than blowing through a stop sign. I mean, come on, which is more dangerous? Jerks. If only it was just about the cash and there weren't these stupid points. Oh well.

Let's see ... back to reality ... this week looks like it's shaping up pretty good. There's the 3D stuff going on at The Dryden at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) and all the shows this week at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) ... none of them are mainstream, but everything looks like it has that promise of bleeding edge popular music.

I think I'll wrap this up short -- unfortunately, I pretty much wrote myself out doing the Philly/NJ trip stuff so I'll let y'all read that instead.


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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Return of Navajo Boy starting at 8, a documentary that follows a 1950's film reel that brings a man back to his Navajo family. Also, the works of some Native American artists will be shown: Journey Through Fear, Sugared Up: A Waffle Garden, and Red Buffalo Skydive.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight is The Jonez starting around 10:30.

House of Hellfira will be hosting VHS or Beta (who will probably start around 8) then the experimental works of Diana Behlke MP3 link at 9 and the industral sounds of Comacast GarageBand linkMP3 link at 10 over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) After that it's DJ Dangler starting around 11:30.

Over at Johnny's Irish Pub (1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free) is another Nuts and Bolts (42 Girard St.) spinoff with sketch comedy from Janice and Friends starting around 8:30. I'd wager they'll charge $5, but it might be worth checking out nonetheless.

Way out at Millennium (2235 Empire Blvd.) again is Contajus, Jim and Tony's Band and the local modern rock band Falling 12 Stories GarageBand link probably starting around 9. I hadn't heard that anyone went (no big surprise about either "heard from" or "went") last week so I guess I'll be forced to check this out myself. I guess it's supposed to rain so I might actually be in my car, conveniently enough. Anyway, I guess the Thursday live music is pretty new ... I guess it's a buck off pitchers if you mention their website. Of course, they also have a $1 "Slam The Can" special which screams of creepy college bar.

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.

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.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone starting at 7 then Parasite at 9:30. The former is a cheesy stupid 1980's sci-fi movie and the latter is a cheesy stypid 1980's sci-fi movie and both are in 3-D!

Good grief ... it's another East End Fest (East Ave., near Scio and Richmond St. near Main.) I've never seen the bluesy The Tarbox Ramblers so they might be worth checking out at 9 at Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) but other than that it's all the same modern rock, groove rock, cover bands and other safe bets that appeases the masses. Ok, to be honest, there's a couple other bands I haven't seen but I thought their names were dumb so I didn't mention them.

Over at Mercury Star Lounge (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is the melodic metal band Shelflyfe GarageBand linkMP3 link starting around 11.

If you're stuck out near Spenders (1600 Lyell Ave.) for any reason, you might want to stop in to see a show called Kluster Fux featuring members of the modern rock and modern rock cover bands Uncle Plum GarageBand link, Boys Lie and Perfect World. I'd wager it all gets started 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 Phantom of the Rue Morgue -- a horror extravaganza of a movie -- starting at 5 then Kiss Me Kate -- sort-of a musical Taming of the Shrew -- at 8. Both are in 3-D.

Tonight over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is yet another pop-rock/alternative-rock show consisting of Radar Brothers, Lesser Birds of Paradise and the never-playing local Hinkley MP3 link starting around 10:45.

The ever popular rockabilly of Krypton 88 MP3 link will be over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30.

If you get bored, check out Better Days over on the roof of The Centers at High Falls (60 Brown's Race) ... they'll start around 10, but it's much more fun late.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Phantom of the Rue Morgue at 5 then Kiss Me Kate at 8, just like yesterday ... and also in 3-D.

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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Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight is D.C.'s garage-rock-punk band The Scene Creamers with Pittsburgh's like-styled Modey Lemon starting around 10:45.

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 Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Sword and the Sorcerer starting at 8. If you don't already know, it's a cash-in on the medieval fantasy genre.

Starting around 10:30 over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Atlanta's the funky pH Balance MP3 link New York's pop rock with Longwave and the odd pop of Kill Myself on Monday MP3 link

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.

Dan Liberto (of the The Comedy Company) is back with another Open Mic Comedy up at Penny Arcade (4785 Lake Ave.) starting probably around 10:30

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Over at Mercury Star Lounge (171 St. Paul, formerly Red) is Travelling Roadshow with artists from various local bands including Andy Schmitz, Jared, Jj, Fred Decoste and "more" starting around 10.

I'd hate to admit that I actually own the Sophie B. Hawkins MP3 link album Whaler, but since I do, I thought I'd mention that she'll be at Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) doing two shows--one at 7:30 and one at 10. On the other hand, I'll personally skip it because tickets are $25 in advance $30 day of show. If I were a really big fan, this would be a cool opportunity, but ...

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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