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Weekly Rochester Events #223: Vermont ... Capital

Thursday, April 17, 2003

It's actually Thursday. I gotta get that through my head. I actually put out the garbage on Tuesday night thinking it was actually Wednesday. I've talked to a couple people and they think it's a day ahead too ... either it's that crazy Daylight Savings Time or it's the warm day on Tuesday. Who knows.

Oh yeah, before I forget (well after, actually, but I can get this online before anyone sees that I forgot): I don't think anyone will be at O'Bagelo's on Saturday because I'm pretty sure the entire crew is out of town.

Anyway, last Friday I went to Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) and got to see LyambikoMP3 link who were quite good, although I liked the African beat-based stuff better than the straight-up jazz. I was one of only a couple people (if not the only one) who decided to stay for both shows. They didn't come around and make me pay, nor did they check my ID--which they were doing twice (once at the door and once at the bar) for all the punk kids. I don't know any of them who are younger than 22 anymore, except for Christina who does that Smash! page.

The second show started with The Bamboo Kids who did some perfectly standard New York City-style modern rock. Nothing good or bad there ... they sound just like all the other bands down there. Next was Boss MartiansMP3 link who I really liked before and I thought they were really good again. The lead singer is kinda weird looking though. Oh well ... I stayed for part of The PriestsGarageBand link since I was getting tired after going for 6 hours straight so I headed home.

On Saturday I had a thrilling time by staying home. That was weird ... I slept from 9 until 8 in the morning or so. Maybe grandpa needs his sleep, eh? Nothing much exciting after that ... Tuesday at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) was okay. I liked the ethereal harmonies of Scorces (and a friend of mine said they were two of the members of Charalambides from whom I had bought their CD.) I didn't like Daniel JohnstonMP3 link (who is not the Dan Johnson who runs Zwick's Wine and Liquor (1409 South Ave.) Ha!) I didn't think much of him ... his lyrics were pretty engaging (whereas the liquor store owner really knows what's what and I highly recommend.)

Anyway, I assume we'll get some big snowstorm soon since I put the summer tires on my car. I took it out for a test drive on the highway the other day. As I was merging from the East Henrietta ramp on 390 onto 590 there was this green Saturn to my left. I merged into the rightmost 590 northbound lane and checked to switch to the left lane, but the green Saturn was there too. I looked behind me and he was back! Yeesh ... oh, wait, there's two identical green Saturns.

So I ran them both off the road for freaking me out.

Anyway, I guess I'll miss most of the stuff this weekend because I plan to be in Montreal. We'll see how that goes, or if I even make it. Dunno ... we'll see. I don't think there will be any report, though, since I don't think I'll be taking pictures. We'll see about that too. Heck, I still owe you all the Boston report from December. Yikes ... so far behind.

Oh yeah, and I added this link (both here and to the right) so you can vote for my site at @ Rochester. They said certain patterns make them reset votes to zero, so try not to vote too often from the same computer.

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  • Spun (at The Little) - A speed freak goes on an adventure with his messed up friends.
  • Bulletproof Monk - Some anal-retentive detective is the only survivor on a plane and can't be killed.
  • Chasing Papi - Some guy is dating three women at once without any of them knowing about the others and then he gets caught. Someone pitched that to a movie producer and they thought it was some kind of fresh angle because, apparently, they are an idiot.
  • Holes - Disney finally makes a porno! Wait ... I think I used this joke before ... hmm ...
  • Malibu's Most Wanted - Probably an ever-so-slightly funny movie about a white guy who pretends to be from the hood.

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Over at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) in the Curtis Theatre is a Photography Lecture about Paper Negatives and Calotypes presented by photographic process historian Mark Osterman starting around 6:30.

Over at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 9 is That One GuyMP3 link and the hard-rocking and funny, but not very Serious.

Up at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight around 10:30 is Whole Lotta Shakin' Benefit featuring old-time rock-and-roll with Riviera Playboys featuring Mike Murray of Whole Lotta Shakin' and Frat House Cats.

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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If you want to catch some good ska, check out The Toasters with the awsome band The BlackoutsMP3 link plus the NOFXMP3 link cover band Moron Brothers and The Sluts at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) starting around 7:30 or so.

The Nuts and Bolts (see their site at ImprovAmerica too) improv troupe will be doing a show at German House (315 Gregory St.) tonight at 8. Last month they were really funny.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Pistol Opera starting at 8. Who cares about the plot ... something about a detective ... it's all style with this one.

To get some modern rock and covers, see Better Days at Norton's Pub (1730 Goodman St.) starting around 9:30 or so.

Over at the Common Ground Coffeehouse in the Wilson Commons at University of Rochester (River Campus Map) is Video Game Band starting around 8.

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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 King Kong starting at 8. Seventy years ago ... and now a new 35mm print! Maybe I'll find some really skinny people to sit between in those little seats in a crowded packed house.

The one thing this weekend that I'm going to really miss is The Sluts CD Release Party (and, apparently, last show ever) with Blast-Off's starting around 10:30.

Up at Monty's Krown (875 Monroe Ave.) tonight is a relatively new band, Bacci, featuring members of MilkhouseGarageBand link and Hypnotic Clambake starting around 10:30.

See the awsome percussive funk of The BuddhaHoodMP3 link with groove-rock bands SpeakeasyGarageBand link and Five Spiced Fingers starting around 9:30 at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.).

Tonight is the 10 Year Anniversary Weekend of Curley's Saloon (511 E. Ridge Rd.) with the well executed 1970's covers of United Booty Foundation starting around 9:30.

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It's an early show at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 5 with Brazil, Hopes FallMP3 link and The Beautiful MistakeMP3 link. Ok, maybe this one won't actually happen ... two of the bands' websites mention that they'll be elsewhere.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Ten Commandments starting at 3 (i.e. early, fool!) This is Cecil B. De Mille's 1923 silent version ... not the one with Charlton Heston.

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Over at Montage Grille (50 Chestnut St.) starting around 7:30 is Brian Auger and Oblivion Express with Colin Cannon then Dave Rivello's 12-Piece Jazz Ensemble starting around 9.

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Earth Day

Power rock and punk-rock of Seven Head DivisionMP3 link, The ArrivalsMP3 link, and Nobody CaresMP3 link will be at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) tonight starting around 10:30.

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Today at noon at Hyatt (125 East Main St.) is The Ad Council Luncheon with guest speaker Dan Rather.

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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