Ali and I got a chance to get out of the house for a bit on our visit to her mom and step-dad in Florida to check out the local fauna. I searched the Internet for Pensacola's Mad Happy (a band I've liked quite a bit and who I would expect to play in places I'd like to visit) to see if they had played anywhere in nearby Tarpon Springs.
They apparently had [although in a more thorough search, I don't think they did], so we went to The Neptune Lounge and Cyclery (13 S. Safford Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL): a bar/lounge by night and a bicycle shop by day (albeit next-door to one another) situated along The Pinellas Trail. We managed to hear the last song from the first band but got to see The Sound of Armada who played a good variety of jammy modern rock with a distinctive country flair.
From there we went to The Zone (121 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL) which was a nightclub and lounge. I gather that the reggae-funk band on the nice outdoor patio was called Paris, and indoors, they were playing a typical dance DJ mix. It was almost like two clubs in one … something I guess I should expect from such a small town.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Hud starting at 8 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar: "In one of his signature anti-hero roles, Paul Newman is the title character, a womanizing, self-interested son of a Texas cattle rancher (Melvyn Douglas) who destroys his family's business just as coolly as he seduces the devoted family maid (Patricia Neal, in an Oscar®-winning performance)."
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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Revanche starting at 8 p.m. and again tomorrow at 7 p.m. Quoting from the Eastman House calendar, "after a bank robbery goes awry, an ex-con hides out at his grandfather's remote country farm where he begins an affair with a married woman. Neither is aware that her husband is the cop responsible for thwarting the robbery."
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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, November 19, 2009 (Thu, Nov 19, 2009, 11/19/2009, or 11/19/09) Friday, November 20, 2009 (Fri, Nov 20, 2009, 11/20/2009, or 11/20/09) Saturday, November 21, 2009 (Sat, Nov 21, 2009, 11/21/2009, or 11/21/09) Sunday, November 22, 2009 (Sun, Nov 22, 2009, 11/22/2009, or 11/22/09) Monday, November 23, 2009 (Mon, Nov 23, 2009, 11/23/2009, or 11/23/09) Tuesday, November 24, 2009 (Tue, Nov 24, 2009, 11/24/2009, or 11/24/09) and Wednesday, November 25, 2009 (Wed, Nov 25, 2009, 11/25/2009, or 11/25/09).
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.