George Clinton came to Rochester Friday, June 9, and helped the venue’s opening night live up to it’s name. Funk ‘n Waffles extended their reach from Syracuse with the acquisition of the old Water Street Music Hall. The venue features a main room and also a smaller room with a stage for smaller acts, which […]
Lettuce played to a big crowd at The Rochester Lilac Festival on May 16. They don’t have anymore New York Dates this summer but you can catch them if you are venturing to Electric forest, along with a few other midwest dates. For more music and tour dates check out their website.
The Isotopes played the Bug Jar in support of their new album The Isotopes Play Surf Music, on May 12 in Rochester. The band played a mix of originals and covers to the packed house while the confetti and go go dancers kept the crowd on their toes. You can check their website for the new album and tour […]
of Montreal brought their avant-garde freak-out to Buffalo at Asbury Hall on April 26. Though the crowd was light, that didn’t stop them from dancing hard while being egged on by the weird antics happening onstage. of Montreal have no more dates planned this summer besides some dates in Europe. Setlist: Gratuitous Abysses, We Will Commit Wolf […]
Big Mean Sound Machine brought their Afro-beat funk sounds to Flour City Station on April 22, touring in support of their just released album Runnin’ for the Ghost. After some dates down south they will be back in upstate New York playing in Buffalo and Syracuse on May 12 and 26 respectively.
With an even mix of covers, instrumentals, and tracks off his new album, Got Soul, in just a little over an hour, Robert Randolph made Anthology his house of worship. When you’re on stage with Randolph you’re a part of his family, whether you share blood relation or not. Other than his actual cousin Marcus sitting […]
Fresh off a string of opening dates for Umphrey’s McGee, Arizona’s Spafford played The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Joined by Mungion, the show was a look into the future of the jamband genre, and it showed that there are young and hungry bands gunning to take over the scene. Both bands have not […]
Touring behind their February release, Got Soul, their debut on the Sony Masterworks label, Robert Randolph and the Family Band play multiple shows this week in upstate New York. Randolph has become the leading purveyor of Sacred Steel, a sound Rochesterians know well from Randolph’s friends and mentors, local legends the Campbell Brothers. He starts with […]
New York City area bands Gowanus and Sprocket played the Brooklyn Bowl on April 4 as a part of the venue’s Jam Jar series. Sprocket’s next show will be in Brooklyn on April 22 at the Bitter End, while Gowanus performs at Olive’s in Nyack on May 12, The Bowery Electric on May 16 and […]
Post-rock veterans Tortoise came through New York City with a two-show run at (le) Poisson Rouge in Manhattan and then at the Hall at MP in Brooklyn. The Hall at MP show featured several tracks from their masterpiece TNT, along with material from last year’s The Catastrophist. Setlist: The Catastrophist, Prepare Your Coffin, Monica, In Sarah, […]