JayceLand's Weekly Rochester Events #210: Classic York
Oh, let's see ... what was cool last week. The
The Bug Jar
(219 Monroe Ave.)
was a blast. The band
wasn't ... rather, they played solid metal-influenced punk-rock with hilarious lyrics (i.e. a song about how you've got to go to the bathroom but the band's playing their best song so you should just pee in your pants.) Although I said that
In the Distance
would be there, they weren't--it was local modern rockers
instead. Finally, we got our reward of
Johnny Mack was there to film their song
and the 8 or so audience members got a bit of a mosh going which might make it to the final cut of the video. It's too bad that so few people were out to see it ... I think the rock audiences of years past need a boot to the boot to get out there. Everybody had already been there for quite a while ... the primary video shoot was done at noon, so some people were there for 14 hours straight.
Last night I'm going to have been thrilled to get to see
again. (Nothing like mixing up the verb tense because at the time of writing, I haven't gone yet.) I'll try to get pictures and hopefully have a couple good ones for next week.
In other news, I get a lot of junk from environmental groups and other feel-good hippie stuff. One of the things that I thought was a darn good idea was an innovative
plan for auto insurance. The idea is that if you could save money on insurance by driving less, there would be an incentive to do so. I don't know that it matters that much to me ... 12,000 miles for about $800 means it's a dollar for 15 miles. In other words I'd save about $3 for every day I didn't go to work. If you think this is a good idea, there's a
sign up page at ActionNetwork.org
to lobby insurance companies to offer such insurance.
Oh, and I don't know exactly when I'll get around to putting up the Boston report. I have all the places and bands found and entered in the database so it shouldn't be too hard to piece it all together. It's just the matter of finding a few hours to spare.
- Sometimes I meet people who have kids who hate that I don't have kids. They say I'm self-indulgent or that I'm just consuming the worlds resources without "truly" contributing. I can only assume that the creators of this movie have encountered such people and have enacted revenge. The way this revenge works is that the parents of children who see this movie will have to go as well, and the more horrifying the movie is to adults, the better.
- Two bungling security guards demonstrate how they can better keep America safe than the moronic methods of the Homeland Security Department. Comedy ensues.
- As Virginia Woolf writes
and two women read it, the three share the eureka moment of taking control of their own lives even though they each exist in different decades.
If you're up really really early like I am usually,
WOKR Channel 13
on the air from
(1509 Scottsville Rd., formerly Tremors)
starting around 5 in the morning.
I thought I had seen them before, but I guess not so I really don't know what they play. I kept switching between thinking they play modern rock and that they play groove rock in the past, but what the heck do I know?
(875 Monroe Ave.)
starting around 10:30 is
The last time I saw them was about six months ago, I thought they were a pretty good rock-and-roll band but they need some refinement. Maybe they're better now ...
with the original
Drinks by Mary Dawn
(535 S. Clinton)
starting around 10:30.
(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.
(50 Chestnut St.)
tonight is an interesting night with the grinding, punkish surf-rock band
Simon and the Bar Sinisters,
drummer and former
and the decent punk band
all starting around 9:30 (just a guess.)
In case you're shut in tonight (or tomorrow), check out
I'm going to make a drug with my mind
on cable public access (channel 15 on Time Warner) at 11:30 p.m. featuring
Pisspot the Bunny
interviewing local and out-of-town bands.
The Dryden Theater
George Eastman House
(900 East Ave.)
will be showing
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom starting at 8.
According to the calendar, "based on a notorious episode of World War II when a short-lived fascist republic was established in Northern Italy by right-wing fanatics." Since this is an uncut version, it's 18-and-over.
Tonight from 8 to 10 is an
Open-Mic Comedy Night
(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.
Movie links courtesy The Internet Movie Database Map links courtesy MapsOnUs TV show synopses courtesy TVGrid Some movie synopses courtesy UpcomingMovies.com
The city of Toronto (named as such in 1834) was founded as York 210 years ago in 1793.
is an event that has been confirmed either with the venue, the performers, or both.
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is an event that is "non-entertainment" for the masses such as practice sessions, open jams, etc.