Born and raised into the culture of New Orleans, Louisiana, The Soul Rebels have been a brass ensemble since 1991. Fast forward to 2017, the band has toured Africa, China, Japan, Australia, Europe, and beyond. They have regularly collaborated live with Talib Kweli, Nas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, and many others. In His Own Words: […]
It is officially time to prepare for this year’s Nights Of Fire: A Conscious Evolution. Hosted by Spun Out Productions, the annual music festival kicks off on Thursday, August 17, and runs through the morning of Monday, August 21. Located at The Woods at Bear Creek, a “glamping”–glamorous camping–ground in Franklinville, NY, Nights of Fire […]
July 20-23 marked the 27th Annual Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in Trumansburg, NY. The weekend was filled with creativity, diversity, culture, dancing, family fun, and genuine smiles. Enjoy this photoset by Rochester, NY photographer, Meg Borruso. You will primarily see photographs of Mosaic Foundation, Richie and Rosie, Aaron Lipp and the Slacktones, […]
I had the humbling opportunity to sit down with James Searl of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad for my podcast, The Rochester Groovecast. The casual conversation was recorded live at the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance. In the episode, we also hear two Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad tracks, “Make It Better” […]
In this audio editorial, Rochester Groovecast provides their top five takeaways from the 27th Annual Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival Of Music and Dance. The Five Takeaways are: Cultural Diversity Regional Superstars Reggae Music A Family Affair Mother Nature Take a listen to the audio editorial below!
Three festival weekends each summer, Sterling Stage Kampitheater (‘The Pines’) returns to Sterling, NY for 4 days and nights of music, dancing and art. This year’s Sterling Stage Folkfest 2017 has passed, however, Sterling Stage Ameribeat 2017 is right around the bend. Sterling Stage Ameribeat will send off on Thursday, July 13 and patrons will […]
Sitting down to drink a beer with a band is an experience for which every journalist yearns. I had the pleasant opportunity to sit down with Guitar/Vocalist Jeffery Kueber and Keyboard/Saxophone/Vocalist Mathew Lester of Buffalo’s Funktional Flow. The meet-up took place at Three Heads Brewery in Rochester, NY. Over a heady Three Heads Brewery beer, […]