Five Can’t Miss Shows in Rochester This September

School is back in session, the end of summer is counting down in days, and live music in Rochester is retreating into indoor spaces as September begins. But darker, cooler nights can lead to later, hotter shows. If you want to find yourself where the music is hottest find yourself at these ones.

photo by Rob Tellerman

September 14 Clem Snide at Abilene

Clem Snide once was a band, but now it is just a man, Eef Barzelay. His unique and gorgeous voice and unique and gorgeous songwriting remain however and this will be a unique and gorgeous, and intimate, evening at the old saloon on Liberty Poll Way.

Tickets are $15/$20dos and the show gets going at 7:30pm.

September 15 Hot Tuna at Kodak Center

Hot Tuna is no stranger to rock and folk fans everywhere. As with all of our favorite musicians from back in the day, they aren’t getting any younger. So this will be your last chance to catch Electric Hot Tuna as they are hanging it up after this tour. Acoustic Hot Tuna will live on though. You’ll miss ’em when they’re gone so don’t miss ’em now.

Tickets range from $43.50 to $95.50 and the show will start at 8pm.

September 24 Gov’t Mule at Kodak Center

Another hot one up on the ridge at the Kodak Center. Warren Haynes returns with Gov’t Mule with a new album in tow and a new bassist, Kevin Scott, who has played with Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz and others, to help them thunder through their signature blues jam rock. Sounds like fun!

Tickets range from $35.50 to $85.50 and the show starts at 8pm.

September 26 Drive-By Truckers at Water Street Music Hall

Let’s keep this party rockin’! Another big rock show coming to town this month, Drive-By Truckers bringing their politically-charged Southern rock stylings to Water Street. It’ll be a raucous feel good by feeling bad affair. The night of solid songwriting will be punched up with alt-country band American Aquarium opening the show.

Tickets are $40 and the show gets started at 8pm.

September 29 Public Water Supply at Iron Smoke Distillery

Round out the month with some local music courtesy of rising talents, Public Water Supply. This Americana Rock quintet has been making the rounds and turning heads over the past year. Time to go check em out and catch the buzz!

Tickets are $10 at the door and show starts at 8:30pm.

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