Thursday, January 16, 2003

JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #210: Classic York

Oh, let's see ... what was cool last week. The Bee Eater show at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) was a blast. The band Serious wasn't ... rather, they played solid metal-influenced punk-rock with hilarious lyrics (i.e. a song about how you've got to go to the bathroom but the band's playing their best song so you should just pee in your pants.) Although I said that In the DistanceMP3 link would be there, they weren't--it was local modern rockers MurdockGarageBand linkMP3 link instead. Finally, we got our reward of Bee Eater. Johnny Mack was there to film their song Lights Out and the 8 or so audience members got a bit of a mosh going which might make it to the final cut of the video. It's too bad that so few people were out to see it ... I think the rock audiences of years past need a boot to the boot to get out there. Everybody had already been there for quite a while ... the primary video shoot was done at noon, so some people were there for 14 hours straight.

Last night I'm going to have been thrilled to get to see Neon Hunk again. (Nothing like mixing up the verb tense because at the time of writing, I haven't gone yet.) I'll try to get pictures and hopefully have a couple good ones for next week.

In other news, I get a lot of junk from environmental groups and other feel-good hippie stuff. One of the things that I thought was a darn good idea was an innovative Pay-As-You-Drive plan for auto insurance. The idea is that if you could save money on insurance by driving less, there would be an incentive to do so. I don't know that it matters that much to me ... 12,000 miles for about $800 means it's a dollar for 15 miles. In other words I'd save about $3 for every day I didn't go to work. If you think this is a good idea, there's a sign up page at ActionNetwork.org to lobby insurance companies to offer such insurance.

Oh, and I don't know exactly when I'll get around to putting up the Boston report. I have all the places and bands found and entered in the database so it shouldn't be too hard to piece it all together. It's just the matter of finding a few hours to spare.


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  • A Guy Thing - You know, a penis.
  • Kangaroo Jack - Sometimes I meet people who have kids who hate that I don't have kids. They say I'm self-indulgent or that I'm just consuming the worlds resources without "truly" contributing. I can only assume that the creators of this movie have encountered such people and have enacted revenge. The way this revenge works is that the parents of children who see this movie will have to go as well, and the more horrifying the movie is to adults, the better.
  • National Security - Two bungling security guards demonstrate how they can better keep America safe than the moronic methods of the Homeland Security Department. Comedy ensues.
  • The Hours - As Virginia Woolf writes Mrs. Dalloway and two women read it, the three share the eureka moment of taking control of their own lives even though they each exist in different decades.

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If you're up really really early like I am usually, WOKR Channel 13 will have Junction FiveGarageBand linkMP3 link on the air from Steel (1509 Scottsville Rd., formerly Tremors) starting around 5 in the morning. I thought I had seen them before, but I guess not so I really don't know what they play. I kept switching between thinking they play modern rock and that they play groove rock in the past, but what the heck do I know?

Tonight at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is a program titled Photojournalism Night where Democrat and Chronicle staff photographers and WROC Channel 8 news filmographers discuss photojournalism after September 11, 2001. Details at 6:30.

Blues and rock from Joe BonamassaMP3 link will be gracing the undeserving stage of Milestones (170 East Ave.) tonight starting around 9:30.

Tonight at Le Club Shock at Analog Shock (674 South Ave.) starting around 8 is a "night of indie/math/rock-ness" with the local noise legends HilkkaMP3 link and Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A StartMP3 link from New Jersey.

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 is Willie Shutter. The last time I saw them was about six months ago, I thought they were a pretty good rock-and-roll band but they need some refinement. Maybe they're better now ...

Tonight it's Karaoke with the original 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 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars starting at 8. This is the last appearance of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona on stage.

Over at Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) tonight is an interesting night with the grinding, punkish surf-rock band Simon and the Bar Sinisters, current Purrs drummer and former Rockstars member, Aimee Lane and the decent punk band The EmersonsGarageBand link all starting around 9:30 (just a guess.)

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 Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom starting at 8. According to the calendar, "based on a notorious episode of World War II when a short-lived fascist republic was established in Northern Italy by right-wing fanatics." Since this is an uncut version, it's 18-and-over.

Hooray! The great, fun, occasionally heavy punk-rock of Eddie Nebula and the PlagueGarageBand link along with Angry Johnny and the Killbillies, X the OwlMP3 link, and Crash Kill Destroy all starting around 10:30 at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.)

Over at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) is The Franks, some heavy-edged modern rock with Defenbombed and the new all-girl rock band Whatever Mary starting around 10:30.

Once again, a little modern rock and covers from Perfect World can be found at The Centers at High Falls (60 Brown's Race) starting around 9:30.

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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing My Voyage to Italy starting early at 2. Martin Scorsese hosts this wicked long (243 minutes) film about the history of Italian cinema.

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

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Fly the flag today.Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

It's Free Admission Day at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) so if you haven't already checked it out, please do so.

Starting around 7 at Harro East Theatre and Ballroom (155 North Chestnut St.) is 3 Doors DownMP3 link with Theory of a DeadmanMP3 link.

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 starting around 10:30 is AdrenokromeGarageBand linkMP3 link and Gumbo Playtoy.

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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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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