Thursday, October 31, 2002

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #199: Found: One City

Oh man ... the High Falls Film Festival is now in full swing. Ok, so for anyone that read this site prior to 2:32 a.m. on October 31: disregard the part about not having been to the opening cereemonies and such. It was really cool being up on the 14th floor of the Midtown Plaza, even though I couldn't see my house from there (stupid Highland Park.) I met some interesting people and drank my $20 worth in crappy wine and beer (can you believe I had a Genny Light? ... ugh.) Afterward some of us who were left headed over to Nathaniels (251 Exchange Blvd.) but those who had to work (i.e. not me) left early. Regardless: definitely worth it. The food was excellent and everyone was in a good mood.

Prior to the ceremonies (or should I say reception ...) I got a chance to see Lift which was a really cool movie about a woman who gains her respect for family as she leaves her life of crime as a professional shoplifter. Not as good as the similar growth protrayed in Acts of Worship last year about heroin addiction, but nonetheless very good.

Also, I had a chance to work through my picks for the weekend, and here they are:

  • Thursday
    • Sister Helen about a woman who turns from her sisterhood to a halfway house for drug users and others to cover for her failures raising her own children. 6:00 in The Little (240 East Ave.) Theater 2.
    • Possible Loves about a guy who goes through the growing pains of figuring out how to find what he is attracted to at 8:30 also in The Little (240 East Ave.) Theater 2.
    • Happiness of the Katakuris about how a family comes to terms with agreeing on how to build a guest house for a nation at 9:30 in The Little (240 East Ave.) Theater 3
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    • Lost in La Mancha at 11 a.m. documenting the disaster Terry Gilliam went through when trying to create the Don Quixote story in the Dryden Theater of George Eastman House (900 East Ave.)
    • Execution of Wanda Jean about, well, the execution of retarded inmate Wanda Jean at 12:30 in The Little (240 East Ave.) Theater 1.
    • Nancy Cartright: My Life as a Ten Year Old Boy which is a live discussion (not a film) with Nancy Cartright, voice of Bart Simpson at the Dryden Theater of George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) at 1.
    • In the Mirror of Maya Deren explores the dark side of Maya Deren's experimental work at 3 in the Curtis Theater of George Eastman House (900 East Ave.)
    • Blue Car about a girl forced to grow up quick when her dad leaves her with her mom and a sister who can't cope at 5 in The Little (240 East Ave.) Theater 1.
    • Photos to Send about Dorotgthea Lange's journey to Ireland to photograph the poor there at 5:15 at Dryden Theater of George Eastman House (900 East Ave.)
    • Shorts Program #2 which looks to be better than the first in The Little (240 East Ave.) Theater 3 at 5:15.
    • Bloody Sunday about, well, bloody sunday at 7:45 in The Little (240 East Ave.) Theater 1.
  • Sunday

Anyway, I'll continue with my pseudo-exciting lifestyle description technique for writing editorials. Last Thursday I got to see BadenovsGarageBand linkMP3 link who were really quite funny. The thing that got me to buy their album was their song K-Tel Rock Star. Also, there was a line in their song Old Deviled Spam which was pretty funny but it's apparently an ad-lib and not on the album ... I'll be darned if I can remember.

On Saturday my brother Adam came up so we did a run-around night. We got wings at MacGregor's (381 Gregory St.) first. I can't believe there's no good wings anymore in Rochester. These weren't bad, but just barely okay. Anyway, after that we headed over to the Monty's Korner (363 East Ave.) for a couple drinks. Next up was Johnny's Irish Pub (1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free) for a couple more. We stayed there for a while and left just before The Earthtones started. We headed over to the The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) and I got to see Need New Body who play this odd percussion driven funk-like music with a rock-like beat and Party of Helicopters who do a decent but not particularly special variety of rock-and-roll. We wrapped things up around 1 at Mark's Texas Hots (487 Monroe Ave.) so Ad could get his requisite plate.

Since I'm taking the latter half of the week off for the film festival, I stayed out late last night (Tuesday, that is, not Wednesday as I implied in the first paragraph.) I got down to The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) to see three really good bands. The Flashing AstonishersGarageBand linkMP3 link do a pretty standard punk rock but they're really good at it. Next was ManplanetGarageBand linkMP3 link who do this 1980's style synth-pop with a nerd slant ... they're all dressed in color-coordinated vinyl unitards (coordinated with their equipment) and throw in some pyrotechnics for a really fun show. Finally was Groovie GhouliesMP3 link who do a great job at classic-style punk-rock.


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  • I Spy - A secret agent and a boxer team up. Comedy ensues.
  • The Santa Clause 2 - The guy who became Santa Clause now has to get married.

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Halloween

Tonight at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 11 is The ShamsGarageBand link, Cousin Al and the New Generation and The CellsMP3 link.

It's a night of virtually novelty rock and metal with Powered by SatanMP3 link, Free Sex GumGarageBand linkMP3 link and GADGarageBand linkMP3 link over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10:30.

Over at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) is the new-to-me Ibex starting around 10:30 (unless they're doing something odd for Halloween.)

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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Over at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) tonight is the ever popular Uncle PlumGarageBand linkMP3 link starting around 9.

Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) will have something called Eggmark II featuring film shorts with music by Nora Green, Oceanside and DJ Kevin Atoms starting around 9:30.

Ska and punk featuring Mustard PlugMP3 link with The BlackoutsMP3 link, The Sluts and Isotopes will be at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) starting early around 7:30 or so.

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.

Tonight, Pengo will be at Le Club Shock at Analog Shock (674 South Ave.) with The French Flys, Newton MP3 link and Radio Shock MP3 link starting around 7:30.

Checked personally by Jayce Tonight at Acme Bar & Pizza (495 Monroe Ave.) is experimental acoustic with Ashley Cox, Todd Krasz of Bee Eater, D.J. Cameron and Bee Eater themselves starting around 9.

Pop-rock with Trembling Blue Stars and Aberdeen will be over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 11.

The Kind BrothersMP3 link will be over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30.

In case you're wondering why you can't get into Monty's Korner (363 East Ave.) tonight around 8, it's because Croonin' Kurt and the Hi-Geared Combo and The Slippin' Slacks will be playing there ... even though they're also at Johnny's Irish Pub (1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free) and I really don't know which place is first ...

If you're into them, the disco-and-more cover band United Booty Foundation will be up at Mardi Gras Restaurant and Nightclub (4775 Lake Ave.) starting around 9, I'd guess.

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Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 9 is the okay rock-and-roll of Matt Pond PAwith Helio Sequence and Reputation.

Over at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) tonight is funk with Average White BandMP3 link with Astronomical UnitGarageBand link starting around 7:30.

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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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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Election Day

Updated to Correct Day: Over at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) is the new-to-me Bif NakedMP3 link starting around 8.

Tonight at 11 at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is rock-and-roll with Minus the Bear and Crimson SweetMP3 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 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.

Wine tasting at Tapas One Seventy Seven (177 Saint Paul St.) from 6 to 8.

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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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