I got a later start than I wanted but it turned out to be timed perfectly. Just minutes after I arrived at The Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.), Stereophone started their set. The trio played fast, hard-pop-rock with a notably deceptive effortlessness. Although they jokingly implied they were new to live performance, they were proficient with their songs.
Next up was Red This Ever who played great punk synth-pop. Listening to their album after the fact, I reinforced the notion that they were influenced by bands like Ministry and Depeche Mode, bringing in the hard instrumental aspects of the former with the a singing style closer to the latter. I chatted with them after the show — apparently they decided to make the road their home for the next 2 years, leaving Baltimore, Maryland in the rear-view mirror. I wish them well and hope that lead singer Roy stays serious-injury-free (despite my best efforts, advising improvements on how to attach plastic milk crates to one's feet.)
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Johnny Mad Dog starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 5 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, "in a nameless, war-torn African nation, Johnny, 15, a kid-soldier armed to the hilt, leads a small commando unit of pre-teens who rob, pillage, and slay everything in their path."
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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing La fille du RER(The Girl On The Train) starting at 8 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar, "desperate and unemployed, relying solely on her mother and wrestler boyfriend for support, Jeanne (Emilie Dequenne) suddenly claims to be the victim of anti-Semitic violence onboard a train. But is she telling the truth?"
Dryden Theater calendar][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
Jake's World 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 13, 2011 (Thu, Jan 13, 2011, 1/13/2011, or 1/13/11) Friday, January 14, 2011 (Fri, Jan 14, 2011, 1/14/2011, or 1/14/11) Saturday, January 15, 2011 (Sat, Jan 15, 2011, 1/15/2011, or 1/15/11) Sunday, January 16, 2011 (Sun, Jan 16, 2011, 1/16/2011, or 1/16/11) Monday, January 17, 2011 (Mon, Jan 17, 2011, 1/17/2011, or 1/17/11) Tuesday, January 18, 2011 (Tue, Jan 18, 2011, 1/18/2011, or 1/18/11) and Wednesday, January 19, 2011 (Wed, Jan 19, 2011, 1/19/2011, or 1/19/11).
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.