I headed out to the Gallery at Potential Life Studios (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 Downey 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.
This morning at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria overlooking the arboretum in
Bausch and Lomb
(140 Stone St.)
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.
Bush Mango e-mail]
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.
Upper Mount Hope Neighborhood Association e-mail][all ages]
This page is Jason Olshefsky's list of things to do in Rochester, NY and the surrounding region (including nearby towns Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, Henrietta, Gates, Chili, Greece, and Charlotte, and occasionally other places in Monroe County and the Western New York region.) It is updated every week with daily listings for entertainment, activities, performances, movies, music, bands, comedy, improv, poetry, storytelling, lectures, discussions, debates, theater, plays, and generally fun things to do.
Music events are usually original bands with occasional cover bands and DJ's with musical styles including punk, emo, ska, swing, rock, rock-and-roll, alternative, metal, jazz, blues, noise band, experimental music, folk, acoustic, and "world-beat."
Events listed take place during the day, in the evenings, or as part of the city's nightlife as listed.
Although I'm reluctant to admit it, it is a Rochester blog and I'm essentially blogging about Rochester events.
I also tend to express opinions, review past events, make reviews, speak of philosophy or of a philosophical nature, discuss humanity and creativity.
Oh, and it's spelled JayceLand with no space and a capital L, not Jayce Land, Jaycee Land, Jace Land, Jase Land, Joyce Land, Jayce World, Jayceeland, Jaceland, Jaseland, Joyceland, Jayceworld, Jayceeworld, Jaceworld, Jaseworld, nor Joyceworld. (Now if you misspell it in some search engine, you at least get a shot at finding it.)
It's also not to be confused with
or JakesWorld which is a site of a Rochester animator.
While I'm on the topic of keywords for search engines, this update includes information for Thursday, January 15, 2009 (Thu, Jan 15, 2009, 1/15/2009, or 1/15/09) Friday, January 16, 2009 (Fri, Jan 16, 2009, 1/16/2009, or 1/16/09) Saturday, January 17, 2009 (Sat, Jan 17, 2009, 1/17/2009, or 1/17/09) Sunday, January 18, 2009 (Sun, Jan 18, 2009, 1/18/2009, or 1/18/09) Monday, January 19, 2009 (Mon, Jan 19, 2009, 1/19/2009, or 1/19/09) Tuesday, January 20, 2009 (Tue, Jan 20, 2009, 1/20/2009, or 1/20/09) and Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (Wed, Jan 21, 2009, 1/21/2009, or 1/21/09).
indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.
indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.