June 1st – On the release date of their new album, From The Light, the Upstate New York local band, The Sea the Sea, will be playing at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen. Kick off your month the best way possible with a live performance of the album that you are sure to be listening to the whole month long. Event link.
June 14th – Making Moves has received praise from big publications such as Rolling Stone and NPR for their politically charged anthems that stay true to their Latin American roots by incorporating traditional instruments and forms of dance. The group will be performing their highly acclaimed music on June 14th at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen along with The Eastern Highs. Event link.
June 23rd – Come experience the Bee Gees in a way you never have before. For fans of metal and disco, this is everything you could have asked for and more. Do not miss Tragedy as they tear it up at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen with opener Hot Cousin. Event link.
June 29th – Commonly referred to as “genre rebels,” The Mallett Brothers Band has mastered their unique style and, “musical melting pot.” They have something for fans of genres ranging from country, to alternative, jam, Americana, and hard rock. Come find out why their fan base grows with every show on the 29th at The Hollow with The North & South Dakotas. And keep an eye out for their sixth album, Vive l’Acadie!, scheduled for release on June 15th! Event link.
June 2nd – For the Talking Heads tribute experience of a lifetime, don’t miss Start Making Sense as they take over The Cohoes Music Hall on the second of the month. Presented by Guthrie Bell Productions, this show is sure to transport you back to the 80s and you’ll be dancing along to all your favorites from the new-wave punk band’s career. Event link.
Buffalo – Nietzche’s
Nietzche’s will be hosting Jazz Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 PM every Monday, to start your weeks off right all summer long.
June 4th – Andrew Nixon Trio will be returning to Nietzche’s to kick off the summer full of jazz-loving Mondays. Event link.
June 11th – The Buffalo-native act, Saranaide Duo, will be bringing an eclectic mix of all their musical influences including soul, R&B, reggae, folk, and of course, jazz. Event link.
June 18th – To keep the good times and jazz music going, Ohlson Jackson Campbell Trio will be at Nietzche’s on the 18th. Event link.
June 25th – To wrap up the month of June, John Bacon Trio will be taking over happy hour. Event link.
Syracuse – Funk ‘N Waffles
June 2nd – A returning favorite, Dirty Blanket will be bringing their bluegrass/newgrass sound to Funk ‘N Waffles, joined by Rochester-native band, A Girl Named Genny. Event link.
June 8th – Jonathon Scales Fourcestra will be coming all the way from North Carolina to deliver artistic and complex jazz fusion music. Event link.
June 9th – Come out to see the Grammy Award winning jazz, funk, and hip-hop duo, Ghost Note, joined by the funky jazz fusion group, Chiggin, who are sure to rustle your feathers. It is sure to be a high energy and high quality night. Event link.
June 12th – She is the winner of the Contemporary Blues Female Artist Award at the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards and she is coming to Syracuse to show you why. Come out for the highly-acclaimed, incredible sounds of Samantha Fish. Event link.
June 13th – Praised for his unique and easily recognizable sound, JP Soars has finely tailored his blues sound from his extensive musical experience. He is bringing his group, JP Soars & The Red Hots, to Syracuse for a show you don’t want to miss. Event link.
June 16th – The metapop mastermind, Kurt Riley will be performing with folk rock group, View Finder, and progressive roots group all the way from Florida, The Ellameno Beat. There is sure to be something for everyone in this genre-diverse lineup. Event link.
June 17th – Skunk City Presents Funky Knuckles. This jazz and funk group embodies the soundscapes of Dallas and takes them to a whole new level. Event link.
June 20th – It is a reggae kind of night on the 20th as the Syracuse-native group, Root Shock, performs with special guest Buddha Council. Event link.
June 21st – After Dark Presents is bringing singer/songwriter Mike Love for a night full of roots, rock and reggae sounds. Reggae, jamrock group Annie in the Water will be opening along with Clam the Great. Event link.
June 24th – Skunk City Presents the award winning singer/songwriter, Quincy Mumford, and his live band, The Reason Why, who are sure to bring a feel-good attitude to Syracuse with their music. Event link.
June 27th – Grass is Dead will be bringing their bluegrass takes on Grateful Dead classics with special guest Charley & Epic from another favorite and local Grateful Dead tribute band, Pearly Baker’s Best. Event link.
June 30th – Jazz is Phish is a Phish tribute band that features an all star cast of band members, and they will be bringing an extra special group on the 30th, featuring Felix Pastorius, Doni Degalle of Ghost Note, Alicia Aubin of Big Mean Sound Machine, and Dave Grippo of Giant Country Horns, just to name a few. Do not miss out on this one of a kind performance. Event link.
Rochester – Funk ‘N Waffles
June 1st – Everyone Orchestra will be bringing a new rotation of incredible musicians from different bands to the Music Hall on June 1st. As always, conducted by Matt Butler, this performance will feature musicians such as Mike Gantzer and David Loss of Aqueous, Mikey Carubba and Josh Schwartz of Turkuaz, Ben Carrey of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and many more! Event link.
June 4th – After completing the European leg of his “The Lone Wolf and Cub Tour,” R.A. Rugged Man will be performing in Rochester with special guest A-F-R-O+Mooney Faugh of the psychedelic hip-hop band, Subsoil. Event link.
June 7th – Before Jonathan Scales Fourcestra hits Syracuse, come out to see them joined by the funky jam band, Baker Street, in Rochester. Event link.
June 10th – The End Men, a group who is no stranger to the stage, having toured everywhere, “from Bushwick to Berlin,” and captivating audiences with their heavy blues and rock sound, will be stopping by Funk ‘N Waffles with Moho Collective. Event link.
June 13th – The OXtet always is a fan favorite due to their energetic deliveries of rhythmic complexities, funky stylings, and obvious display of technique throughout their performances. Do not miss this opportunity to see them live with Sam Nitsch. Event link.
June 20th – Singer/songwriter Max Muscato will be showcasing his rock ‘n roll stage delivery with the folks/roots group, The Forest Dwellers and Stocklyn. Event link.
June 21st – Another opportunity to catch this reggae powerhouse pairing of two musical groups! After Root Shock and Buddha Council hit Syracuse, they will be headed to Rochester for this performance. Event link.
June 23rd – Ponder, formerly known as Ponder the Giraffe and Buffalo-native band, is a can’t miss for fans of alternative rock music. They will be joined by Mother Funkin’ Planets, as well as Southern rock and funk group, The Freeway Revival Event link.
June 24th – Roots and folk musician, Trevor Hall, will be performing with the one-man acoustic act, Mihali, at the Music Hall. Event link.
June 28th – Wild Adriatic, the psychedelic soul band known for their explosive, high-energy shows, will be rocking Rochester along with another spectacular psychedelic act, Haewa. Event link.
June 16th – The name says it all. Be sure to come out for the Guitar Extravaganza presented by Plattsburgh Blues & Jazz at the Retro Live, featuring JP Sours and the Red Hots and Duke Robillard. Grab your tickets online and come ready at 7 PM for a night full of spectacular music. Event link.