Thursday, January 2, 2003

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #208: Not Long for All of Idaho

Oh, if only I had started doing this whole thing on August 24, 2000 instead of when I did so that #123 would fall on exactly 1/2/03. Plus, last week my car rolled over 123,000 miles. What was I thinking! I disgust myself sometimes. Heck, if only I had started this on every single day of every year for all of time then the week numbers would always line up. Stupid stupid stupid.

Ok, so anyway ...

I went out to Schenectady for Christmas on the 21st for my uncle's Christmas party then I left for Boston on the 27th and got back on the first. Since my house was empty for two weeks I thought that since you can just look up the address on the Internet that I'd just neglect to mention it until I got back. On Saturday night I went to The Larkin (199 Lark St., Albany, NY) and saw a quite good acoustic musician named Sam LowryMP3 link. After that I went to Valentine's (17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY) and saw Acoustic Trauma, The Apostles, and Erin Harkes and the Rebounds. Acoustic Trauma was very cool ... I thought they sounded like celtic-influenced experimental 3-piece rock. The Apostles did just okay punk-rock, and Erin Harkes did some awsome 3-piece acoustic rock.

I'll have more later. I'm watching the "I Love the '80's" marathon on VH1 so I can't write too much now.


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  • Chicago (at The Little) - Based on the musical of the same name.
  • Antwone Fisher - Some guy had a shitty childhood and turns himself around in the Navy.
  • About Schmidt - Probably a decent movie about a guy who has to pretty much completely start over after retiring.

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Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is Ossinus starting around 10:30.

Tonight at Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Pl.) it's Jamie Lissow with Mike Glosek and Steve Burr starting at 8:30--also on Friday at 8 and 10:45, then without Steve on Saturday at 8 and 10:45 and likewise on Sunday at 8:30.

Tonight it's Karaoke with the original Sugar Bear at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) starting around 10:30.

Not ready for mainstream 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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For some of that old fashioned modern rock, check out Better Days at Norton's Pub (1730 Goodman St.) probably starting around 9:30.

If you'd like to wind down to some acoustic covers, John Akers is you man up at Johnny's Irish Pub (1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free) starting around 8 or 9 or so.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Badlands starting at 8. A polarizing movie among reviewers, it's about a girl and a guy who take off on the run for murder.

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 extremely entertaining Electric Eel Shock from Japan will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10:30 along with Nod and Seneca Lanes.

It looks to be a good show at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) with the decent punk rock of El Destructo, heavier modern rock of Defenbombed, and more modern rock with Tyrones starting around 10 or so.

If it's clean-cut modern rock you're looking for, check out Better Days at Alexander Street Pub (291 Alexander St.) probably starting around 9:30.

Big Tree Music (One Lomb Memorial Dr., in RIT's Ingle Auditorium; campus map image) presents Lucy KaplanskyMP3 link and John GorkaMP3 link starting around 8.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Days of Heaven starting at 8. I'm not sure what the bug up the butt of the Dryden film programmer is, but here's another story of love gone astray when it's complicated by money and jealousy.

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Not ready for mainstream Open Jar Jam at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight and every Sunday.

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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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Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight is The Leroy FixGarageBand link with Low TonMP3 link starting around 10:45.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Italian Job starting at 8. A clever little film about stealing gold in Italy, but I'm drawn to it because of tales of its excellent car chase.

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, it's now more-or-less a regular open mic ... by default it's still a place to try out new stuff.

Wine tasting at Tapas One Seventy Seven (177 Saint Paul St.) from 6 to 8 (since this is a first Tuesday.)

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I guess Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) is doing something they're calling First Chance Wednesday tonight with hippie-groove-rock featuring Hangman, South Central, and Mad Sally starting around 9:30 or 10.

Weekly karaoke contest with someone from the Sugar Bear franchise at Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Pl.)

Checked personally by Jayce Not ready for mainstream Open Mic Night (for music) from 7 to 10 at Daily Perks (389 Gregory St.)

The great acoustic cover soloist John Akers will be at Moonshine Barbeque (125 White Spruce Blvd., across from MCC) from 8 to midnight.
 
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