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Weekly Rochester Events #523 Starting Thursday, January 15, 2009

Friday, January 9th, 2009

No Tone at Potential Life Studios
by Jason Olshefsky at 8:00 pm (add a comment)

I headed out to the Gallery at Potential Life StudiosMySpace link (34 Elton St.) to check out The No-Tone Party. I got there a little early and got to chat with the folks from the studio — Jeremy and Colleen, I think. They run a nice space for music, art, and performance.

Anyway, the show was primarily organized by Ian DowneyMySpace link and Nuuj. The idea was for musicians to record pop songs that had no appreciable notes. For the most part, the songs pit the two concepts against one another, as if "pop song" and "melody" were opposites. As such, most of the songs were either not very catchy or they included some melodic element. I decided that the closest approximation to the no-tone pop song would be the rhythm of a train: a recognizable and appealing "music". Before I became overwhelmed with tiredness (as I've been going to bed rather early lately) I did hear one song that captured that kind of element.

We'll have to see where this all goes … if it's not a genre unto itself, some version of it will probably start appearing in alternative-rock within a couple years.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. born 1929

JayceLand Pick This afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium of The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (CIS) at RIT (1 Lomb Memorial Dr., building #76) is a lecture titled Scene Dependency in Image Quality Measurements, Scene Analysis, and Classification with Sophie Triantaphillidou. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

The Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester (277 N. Goodman St.) will be holding an SOS Grant Artist Information Session at 4 p.m. today. [source: City Newspaper]

Top Pick Glenn Willumson will be at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) today at 6 p.m. to discuss Iron Muse: The Pictorial Legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad — "how the first transcontinental railroad images helped to redefine post-Civil War America as an industrial nation with a grand new western horizon". [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

Sign up and meet people from MEETinROCHESTERMySpace link at Paola's Burrito Place (1921 South Ave., formerly Big Dog's Hots) tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the Mid-Month Mexican Dinner. [source: MEETinROCHESTER calendar]

Today at 7 p.m. at The Asbury First United Methodist Church (1050 East Ave.) is the monthly meeting of The Rochester Genealogical Society. Tonight's program features Ed Groszewski and Bill Groszewski discussing Reuniting Heirlooms along with the main program titled Relatives and Real Estate, The Holland Land Company and the Genealogical Topography of Western New York by Steve Clarke. [source: Rochester Genealogical Society website] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Ride The Pink Horse starting at 8 p.m. — a film noir about "a mysterious drifter who arrives in a New Mexico border town, seemingly intent on blackmailing a local gangster". [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is good electric-chant from Proud SimonMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

Tonight from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Artisan Church (1235 S. Clinton Ave.) is the indoor Long-Season Farmers' Market. [source: Upper Mount Hope Neighborhood Association e-mail] [all ages]

Tonight at Equal=GroundsMySpace link (750 South Ave., formerly Hunt's Hardware) is the 3rd Friday Songwriters Open Mic with Jim Bowers starting around 9 p.m. [source: Equal=Grounds MySpace page] [all ages]


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JayceLand Pick This evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Gallery at The Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester (277 N. Goodman St.) is an artists reception for New Year / New Beginnings by Rochester Area Fiber Artists. [source: Arts and Cultural Council website]

Today at The Community Darkroom at The Genesee Center for the Arts (713 Monroe Ave.) is a Meet the Photographer event starting at 7 p.m. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts calendar]

Tonight at 7 p.m. at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) is a Reception for Artists Joe Lanning and Deste Relyea along with a silent auction related to the exhibition Faced with Dependency: Photographs from Malawi. [source: Baobab website]

JayceLand Pick Over at The Mez (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) starting around 8 p.m. is American SphinxMySpace link, Tumul, The Bloody Nos, and NPVMySpace link. [source: Mez website] [all ages]

Tonight at Bodhi's Cafe & LoungeMySpace link (274 Goodman St. N., in Village Gate) is Mark Hadley starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bodhi's Cafe MySpace page]

JayceLand Pick Over at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (955 Genesee St.) starting around 8 p.m. is Red Hot MessMySpace link, and well-constructed heavy rock/metal from HeatseekerGarageBand linkMySpace link. [source: Boulder Coffee MySpace site] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) will be hosting great, fun 1960's-styled rock from The Hi-RisersMySpace link starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]


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Join people from MEETinROCHESTERMySpace link to see Geva Comedy ImprovMySpace link in Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) tonight at 7:30 p.m. [source: MEETinROCHESTER calendar]

The Mez (389 Gregory St., formerly House of Hamez and Daily Perks) will be hosting a Songwriters In The Round event tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Mez website] [all ages]

Bodhi's Cafe & LoungeMySpace link (274 Goodman St. N., in Village Gate) will be hosting really talented guitarist and singer Kinloch Nelson starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bodhi's Cafe MySpace page]

JayceLand Pick Angela OrtizMySpace link, and Lauren Mulderig will be at Boulder Coffee Co.MySpace link (100 Alexander St.) starting around 8 p.m. [source: Boulder Coffee website] [all ages]

Eastman Virtuosi will perform in Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) tonight at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing L'enfant sauvage (The Wild Child) starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 5 p.m. In it, a "feral boy" is found in the woods by a doctor in 1798 and taught to speak, read, and write. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Abdicate, Order of the DeadMySpace link, NeurolepsyMySpace link, and Cursed From BirthMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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At 3 p.m. today in George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is a Musicale with The Company B Vocal and Jazz Trio. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Momma's Man starting at 7 p.m. It's about a man who returns to his childhood home and begins regressing to his behavior as a youth. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. is The Dead CatholicsMySpace link, Horse FaceMySpace link, and The Shitty FaggotsMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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

Today from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) is a Martin Luther King Day Community Worship Celebration. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Garotas SuecasMySpace link will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

Bored? Why not check out 1980's DJ night at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 11 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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This morning at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria overlooking the arboretum in Bausch and Lomb (140 Stone St.) is the Artists Breakfast Group meeting ... anyone interested in art or creativity is invited.

Bush Mango Drum & Dance (34 Elton St.) is hosting an Open House and Presidential Inauguration Celebration today from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a Drum Class at 6 p.m. and a Dance Class at 7 p.m. [source: Bush Mango e-mail]

JayceLand Pick Updated: Tonight, probably starting around 6 p.m. or so, is an Inaugural Party at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) featuring The Eastman 10 — the group of students from The Eastman School of Music (26 Gibbs St.) who celebrated the election in the streets and were arrested by a hateful, dangerous, well-funded, armed gang who call themselves "The Rochester City Police". [source: Abilene website]

JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Ong-bak starting at 8 p.m. about a young man who tries to retrieve his town's Buddha statue — full of "jaw-dropping, bone-crushing stunts without the assistance of digital technology". [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is Marianne DissardMySpace link, and The Moon SeedsMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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This afternoon at 4 p.m. in the Auditorium of The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (CIS) at RIT (1 Lomb Memorial Dr., building #76) is a lecture titled Imaging With Electrons by Richard Hailstone. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

Tonight is the another of the Snow Cheap Trail Races starting at 6 p.m. at Riley Lodge in Cobb's Hill Park (Norton Dr., softball diamonds near 490). Sign up through Fleet Feet Sports (2210 Monroe Ave.) [source: City Hall press release]

JayceLand Pick Tonight at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, room 301-A at City Hall (30 Church St.) is a meeting to discuss an amendment to the City Charter and Code about accessing properties for building and property code inspections. [source: Upper Mount Hope Neighborhood Association e-mail] [all ages]

Tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Tap and Mallet (381 Gregory St.) is an Art Reception for works by Lynette Blake, Kevin Feary, and Meredith Mallwitz. [source: City Newspaper]

JayceLand Pick Updated: Tonight at 7 p.m. at St. Anne Church (1600 Mt. Hope Ave.) is a Public Hearing by The City of Rochester Department of Environmental Services concerning the Mt. Hope Avenue and East Henrietta Road Public Improvement Project which includes Mt. Hope and East Henrietta south of Elmwood. [source: Upper Mount Hope Neighborhood Association e-mail] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick Han Bennink will be at The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) this evening at 8 p.m. for a Percussion Solo Concert and Art Exhibit. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) will be hosting Eastman Chamber Jazz starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

Top Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Fight Club starting at 8 p.m. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Magic ChristianMySpace link, The BeaumontsMySpace link, and The Dudes Of Earl starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

Poor People United meets tonight and every Wednesday at 7 at St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (402 South Ave.) [source: the proverbial grapevine]

Tonight at The Comedy Club (2235 Empire Blvd., Webster) is a Comedy Open Mic with Michael GatelyMySpace link. [source: Comedy Club website]

There's an Open Mic for Acoustic Music at Boulder Coffee Co. (100 Alexander St.) tonight around 8. [source: the proverbial grapevine]

Tonight at 8 p.m. at Abeline Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is an Open Mic with The Grand Canyon Rescue EpisodeMySpace link. [source: Abeline website]

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