Thursday, August 22, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #189: Currier Before Ives

Hmm ... there's some essay brewing in my head, but I'll take some time to try and do it right ... if at all. Anyway, I dont' have much to say of interest for now. I did finally get out and bike to Le Club Shock at Analog Shock (674 South Ave.) and The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) on Tuesday to see the shows there. Too bad I get so tired lately and I had to go home around midnight. Oh, but right by Analog Shock is Karrie's new bar (666 South Ave.) which will open on September 6. I don't know what the place is called yet ...

What else ... I've got a Discover card and you can now take your CashBack bonus and double it as a gift certificate. Well, anyway, the only thing I was interested into at all was the overpriced junk they sell at The Sharper Image. Anyway, I picked up one of those stick-on cellular antennas and a refurbished Fire Flite remote controlled plane. I tried it out on Tuesday and it was cool for a while, but I crashed it a dozen times and the wing hit the propeller and got shredded a bit. I'll have to fix it quite a bit, or get another wing kit.

In local news, last week, Janice and Friends didn't show at Johnny's Irish Pub (1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free) last week so I assume they're on the second-to-last Thursday rather than the third Thursday as I had thought ... therefore, I'll keep it on this weeks list and see if I'm right. What looks to be cool is F'loom at the Verb Café at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) on Friday. They were supposed to show up in May of 2001 but I didn't get a chance to see if they did. Nonetheless, they've got some sound clips on their site which are ... uhh ... odd.


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  • Serving Sara - Some guy serves some chick divorce papers and comedy ensues.
  • Simone - A director creates a simulated actress capable of love who searches for the friggin' Blue Fairy to make her into a real girl like some dumb Pinocchio ripoff, only to end up underwater and it's just a statue. Oh, then weird alien-like beings come and make her wish come true for a day.
  • Undisputed - A top boxer is accused of rape and sent to prison where he boxes with the top prison boxer for money.

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It seems like there's fewer than average bands playing tonight ... I blame the New York State Fair (I-690 near Route 695, Syracuse, N.Y.) which starts today and runs through September 2.

The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) will have the hard punk of The South of No North MP3 link with 5 Watt Bulb uhh ... and/or maybe Hinkley MP3 link starting around 8 ... there's DJ's later.

Over at Jillian's (Corner of Commercial St. and Mill St.) is apparently a comedy night (which got off to quite the rocky start) with Mark Saldanha, Porter and probably a few more. I'm guessing it starts around 9.

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 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'm pretty sure they charge $5.

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The decent groove rock of Ned Pepper will be at Fantastic Records (3400 Monroe Ave.) for an in-store performance starting around 7.

If you're out late, check out Better Days up on the roof at The Centers at High Falls (60 Brown's Race) They technically start around 10 but it's more fun later ... of course, if it rains they move it inside and ruin the fun.

Over at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) Verb Café is the mysterious F'loom starting around 8.

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.

In case you're curious, it's Alla Turca at Lola Bistro and Bar (630 Monroe Ave.) tonight and every Friday from 10:30 to 2.

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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 Pickup on South Street starting at 8. Richard Widmark will be on hand to introduce his film and answer questions. Tonight is a classic of film noir ... a pickpocket picks the wallet containing secret microfilm ... yada yada yada. Oh yeah, it's $10 or $8 for members/students.

The Swingin' Neckbreakers, Spacetrucker and The Grinders will be over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:45.

Peter Frampton will be at High Falls Festival Site (Browns Race and Commercial St.) starting around 7 ... er ... I guess that's when they'll let you in. I don't know how much and whatnot, so good luck.

Tonight is the St. Paul Quarter Festival (St. Paul Street) from 5 to 11 featuring Spacetrucker and Uncle Plum GarageBand link.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Tron starting at 8. Can you believe Tron came out in 1982? What an odd little film ... and especially from Disney.

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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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 Madigan starting at 8. Maybe I'm just cheating or maybe the writing is improving, but the Eastman House description had this to say: "This long overlooked thriller is a brutally realistic glimpse into the world of New York City policemen. [Richard] Widmark plays a cop so distracted and alienated from his own life that he loses his gun to a murderer and then must retrieve it after it has been used to kill two of his fellow officers."

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is Brooklyn's guitar noise Sightings with Rochester's P.I. 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 Open-Mic Comedy Night at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.) While once it was a workshop type of environment, the comics now have to force that behavior ... by default it's a place to try out new stuff.

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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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.

The Starving Artist Art Show will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 6 or so.
 
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