Thursday, January 9, 2003

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #209: Macedon Center

Well I guess the cool thing last weekend was to see Electric Eel Shock at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) They play a variety of styles of rock-and-roll--all with a ton of energy. It's amusing to see the juxtaposition of the lead singer's thick Japanese accent over precise straight-up rock-and-roll. Here's a picture of the show which barely yields any information at all. It was the best shot of the whole band that I got. I was doing an experiment by using my snapshot camera with fast film without the flash. I loaded it up with Kodak Supra 800 and set it to ISO 100 ... the lens is f5.6 which is a bit slow for what I wanted to do, but I thought it might work. I ended up with not quite usable images such as this one--i.e. too dark.

In other news, there's movie auditions on Saturday and Sunday at Rochester Association of Performing Arts (727 E. Main St.) for Peter: The Film. I only know as much as the website ... I found out because there was an ad on the wall at Java's (16 Gibb St.) I searched the Internet for the people involved and didn't find anything. Apparently it's a really really small production company. The website and company apparently originate from the Boston area. Why are they casting in Rochester? Who knows ... maybe it's just a fraud.


Electric Eel Shock at the Bug Jar, January 4, 2003

Oh yeah, one more thing. If you want to buy a Dell computer, you should do so very soon. Based on the commercials, those Dell interns are idiots. They've been working for months now and still don't know how it all works. Presumably they take seminars and have notebooks and such, but still they've got no clue. Sooner or later they'll be in charge, at which point the company will go out of business. One can only hope they'll just go away ... like back to idiot school or wherever they're from.


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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Short Eyes starting at 8. The 1977 view of how child molestors (known as short eyes) get treated in prison.

Early at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight (starting around 8) is an apparently really original sounding noise-rock band The Amazing PlaidMP3 link from Albany with Post Man and Yakuza.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight around 10:30 the self-proclaimed folk, funk, metal, and rock and roll band NavarGarageBand linkMP3 link from Buffalo.

Over at Johnny's Irish Pub (1382 Culver Rd., still smoke-free) tonight is former Nuts and Bolts member Dave Schmitt for his Comedy Show starting around 8.

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

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If you're single and ever even thought about volunteering to meet people, Single Volunteers of Rochester is having a social event of dinner (at 7) and comedy (at 8) at Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Pl.) tonight. Sign up at the sign-up site if you're interested.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Invincible starting at 8. A blonde Jew plays an Aryan strongman, but his fame is tainted as anti-Semitism grows in pre-war Nazi Germany.

For your modern rock and cover band pleasure, Perfect World will be over at Norton's Pub (1730 Goodman St.) starting around 9:30 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.

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Checked personally by Jayce O'Bagelo's, 165 State Street, noon.

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) at noon today is a special show with a video shoot for Bee Eater. Presumably this means at least a couple runs through the same song, but it should be pretty cool nonetheless.

Later in the afternoon at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) ... starting around 3 is a metal show for Building on FireMP3 link's CD Release Party featuring Fall SilentMP3 link, Premonitions of WarMP3 link, GehennaMP3 link, and Ed GeinMP3 link.

Can you believe it? They're going to try that silly ColdRush thing again this year ... sponsored by the Greater Rochester Visitor Association it kicks off tonight with the Great Falls Of Fire Coldrush Kick Off Event at the High Falls Gorge (Pont De Rennes Bridge) around 6.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Taking of Phelam One Two Three starting at 8. Four chromatically named men take over a lone subway car and demand a million dollars in an hour or they'll kill a passenger at a time each minute. Similar to other terrorist movies in recent years, but from 1974 instead.

Despite what the paper calendar says, the Phoenix (Phoenix, NY) band In the DistanceMP3 link, local Meghan-led rockers Bee Eater, and the local band Serious fresh from open mic's will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10:45.

Tonight at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is the really good modern rock band Tyrones with South Beach, and 6 Watt Lightbulb (which I wonder if they're related to 5 Watt Bulb) all starting around 10:30 or so.

Over at Richmond's (21 Richmond St.) is the new-to-me Hassan Chop starting around 10 or so.

If you want more of the same modern rock and covers as yesterday, check out Perfect World way out at Fat Moe's (4419 Dewey Ave.) starting around 10 or so.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Sherlock Holmes starting early at 3 p.m. This is the closest to a fully restored version of the 1922 John Barrymore original ... with original title cards and all, and live piano accompaniment by Philip Carli.

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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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Rancho Notorious starting at 8. Fritz Lang takes is film noir style to the western genre.

Tonight around 11 at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) is rock and roll from Billy North ShowMP3 link and the local IrthlingsGarageBand link.

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.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. born 1929

Tonight at Le Club Shock at Analog Shock (674 South Ave.) is another night of experimental, noise, and ... umm .. other stuff. Finkbeiner will be presenting a short film entitled Twilight of the Slobs after which (if you survive) you can dig into the Staples X-mas Clearance Fun Time Giveaway. Also, Kites from Providence, RI will be there for some terror-rich electronic solo work (supposedly like Mammal) Last but not least is the alien rock of Neon Hunk ... all starting around 7:30.

Over at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) is a Rochester Music Coalition show featuring the excellent funk of Mountain Mojo Authority, The Bomb Squad, and Ban Sequence starting around 9.

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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Macedon Center road is County Route 209.

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