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12/5/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 12/5-12/11

This week in Rochester! Televisionaries, Fuzzrod, Jimso Slim, Moon Gator, Tom Passamonte & Friends, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Night @ UUU Art Collective and more!
11/28/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 11/28-12/4

This week in Roc music: Teenage Halloween, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Croix, Anla Courtis, and more!
11/16/2022

Ryan Sutherland Releases 5th Album, "Sutherland II"

Sutherland II is out Friday, November 18th
11/14/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 11/14-11/20

This week in Roc Music: Pluck, The Rascals, The Schizophonics, and more!
11/7/2022

Weekly Live Music Roundup, 11/7-11/13

Jazz Night, Comfy, Tuxis Giant, The Revelators, Surfrajettes and more this week in Rochester!
10/23/2022

Weekly Live Music Roundup, 10/24-10/30

The Weekly Round Up: Halloween!! A Halloween cover show at Water Street on Friday ft. The Sideways and Spooky + The Truth, Bee-Eater, Fuzzrodd, and The Living Room takeover Bug Jar on Saturday, Juicebox Halloween Dance Party, Amigo the Devil, and more!! Get this list delivered to your inbox every Monday. Sign up for our newsletter!
10/16/2022

Live Music Roundup, 10/17-10/23

This week in Rochester: Babe Rainbow is here from Australia playing dreamy psych rock with Maybird, Teagan and the Tweeds bring their blues/folk jams to Record Archive for a free happy hour, The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has two performances at Kodak Hall, Not Like The Other Guys Brass Band brings some awesome brass tunes to Abilene, and Kingdom Collapse plays Montage.
10/9/2022

Weekly Live Music Roundup, 10/10-10/16

This week the Rochester Experimental Music Festival kicks off with 7 FREE shows at different venues throughout the city, each with a ton of artists from different cities around the world. Definitely check some of them out, along with indie outfit from Melbourne-based Partner Look at LUX on Monday, Grace Serene and the Super Clean at Water Street on Wednesday, Live Emo Night with Cut Me Up Genny on Friday, and Slift with The Ginger Faye Bakers on Saturday at Bug Jar. Sunday is also packed with an all-ages day show ft. Green Dreams, Agitated Earth, and Kind of Kind at UUU Gallery. It's goign to be a great week!
10/2/2022

Weekly Live Music Roundup, 10/3-10/9

This week, come check out THE SOUND PRESENTS at Dutch on Friday, 10/7! We're putting on a great show with LA's In The Mourning, Earth Telephone, and Rochester's Ivy's Panic Room!
9/25/2022

Weekly Live Music Roundup, 9/26-10/2

What a line up this week - LUX is having a special Monday show with Flesh Panthers from Chicago along with Roc's one and only Beef Gordon. Wednesday, there's a great Bug Jar line up with indie gems Chores and also Good Gorgeous at Abilene. Thursday, see shoegaze outfit Deserta, and FRIDAY The Sound is throwing a Bug Jar party with The Living Room, Laveda (shoegaze from Albany), Bad Bloom (shoegaze/dreampop from Roc) and A Million Dollars. Come out and say hi, have a great week, and sign up for our newsletter to have this list delivered straight to your inbox each Monday!
9/18/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 9/19-9'25

The Rochester Fringe Festival Continues, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Western Centuries, and more this week in Rochester!
9/17/2022

Jimso Slim Releases Surfy Single, Just to Know Her

The single is out on 9/17
9/11/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 9/12-9/18

This week is the start of the Rochester Fringe Festival on Tuesday, which brings a ton of live music and entertainment across the city. There are also great touring bands coming in this week, including synth/rock L’Eclair and Spaceface with locals Drippers at the Bug Jar on Tuesday, Colorado rockers The Velveteers on Saturday, Pusha T (!) and pop star Rickey Montgomary. 
9/4/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 9/5-9/11

September! What's up! On Wednesday, all-female jazz band the Fallopian Grooves hit Abilene. Our friends Coral Moons and The Sideways play The Club at Waterstreet and Oklahoma rockers Skating Polly play Bug Jar on Thursday. On Friday, don't miss Ghanaian drum + dance outfit Womba Africa on Friday at LUX, and The Rockin' Rochester fest kicks off at Abilene with Barrence Whitfield! The UUU Gallery also has a killer show with Philip "Doc" Martin and Phylicia Rae playing jazz, and Sunday we can't wait to see Service and Pomelo at Bug Jar.
8/28/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 8/29-9/4

It's the last week of August! It's Labor Day weekend! There are a ton of great shows this week, especially on Wednesday with The Gateswingers Big Band at Lovin' Cup playing for FREE - also get your dancin' shoes on for Ruby Shooz who is playing their rock n' roll jams at Ontario Beach Park. On Thursday, a great Bug Jar line up with Aweful Kanawful and Nervous Ticket and the Zipper Lips. We have LIVE EMO NIGHT on Friday, and Public Water Supply at Iron Smoke Distillery. SO MUCH GOING ON. Go see something new! Have a great week! and sign up for our newsletter to get this list delivered directly to your inbox every Monday!
8/21/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 8/22-8/29

Support your local music scene!
8/14/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 8/15-8/21

Live Music in Rochester, NY
8/7/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 8/8-8/14

This week's live music round up - support the great scene we're lucky to have here in roc!
7/31/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 8/1-8/7

Support local music in Rochester, NY
7/24/2022

Weekly Music Round Up, 7/25-7/31

Support Your Local Music Scene This Week!
7/17/2022

Weekly Live Music Roundup, 7/18-7/24

Support your local music scene this week!
7/15/2022

Alt/Roots Band Kitestring Release 'Live From The Vine'

See Kitestring on 8/6 at Lovin' Cup with The Shut-Ins
7/10/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 7/11-7/17

Support your local music community this week!
7/3/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 7/4-7/10

Live Music in Rochester, NY 7/4-7/10
Mag-Neat-O EP album art.
7/1/2022

New Music Friday: Hayden Magnetic Releases Energetic EP, 'Mag-Neat-O'

Upbeat and lots of fun, 'Mag-Neat-O' is out July 1st!
6/26/2022

Live Music Round Up, 6/27 - 7/3

Live Music in Rochester, NY 6/27-7/3
6/21/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 6/21-6/26

Live Music in Rochester, NY 6.21-6.26
6/12/2022

Live Music Round Up, 6/13-6/19

Live Music in Rochester, NY 6/13-6/19
6/5/2022

Live Music Round Up, 6/6-6/12

Weekly Live Music in Rochester, NY 6/6-6/12
5/29/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 5/30-6/5

Live Music in Rochester, NY 5/30-6/5
5/22/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 5/23-5/29

Live music in Rochester, NY 5/23-5/29
5/20/2022

New Music Friday: SOMEDAYSOON PRODUCTIONS Releases Energetic, Pop-Driven EP

'Everyone Dies At The End' is out on 5/21
5/15/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 5/16-5/22

Live Music in Rochester, NY: 5/16-5/22
5/13/2022

New Music Friday: Pluck Releases Emotional Alt-Rock Album, 'Warm Safe Kind'

Pluck's Album, 'Warm Safe Kind' is out 5/13
5/8/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 5/9-5/15

Live Music in Rochester, NY, 5/9-5/15
5/6/2022

New Music Friday: Bad Bloom Releases Ethereal Dream Pop Single, 'Remnant'

Rochester shoegaze outfit Bad Bloom has released a new single on 5/6, 'Remnant'. This song is ethereal dream pop at its best, rich with guitar texture and catchy as all get out.
5/1/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 5/2-5/8

Live Music In Rochester, NY: 5/2-5/8
4/26/2022

Wasted Paper Project Releases Debut Electronic Album, 'A Machine Is More'

The debut solo electronic release of local artist and musician, Noah Wickman
4/24/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 4/25-5/1

Live music in Rochester, 4/25-5/1
4/17/2022

Weekly Live Music Roundup, 4/18-4/24

Live music in Rochester, 4/18-4/24
4/14/2022

Pluck: "Ride"

Pluck releases "Ride," a new single off their upcoming full-length album which comes out May 13. Catch them at Bug Jar tonight, April 14, with Coral Moons.
4/10/2022

Weekly Live Music Round Up, 4/11-4/17

Live music in Rochester, 4/11-4/17
4/3/2022

Weekly Live Music Roundup, 4/4-4/10

Live music in Rochester, 4/4-4/10
3/31/2022

The Sound x Bug Jar Present: Coral Moons and Pluck

Join us at the Bug Jar on 4/14 with Coral Moons + Pluck!
3/27/2022

Weekly Live Music Roundup, 3/28-4/3

Live music in Rochester, NY 3/28-4/3
3/25/2022

The Kiwis Create Feel-Good Indie Pop Vibes with 'Strange Danger' Release

The Kiwis release 'Strange Danger' album on 3/25
3/20/2022

Weekly Live Music Roundup, 3/21-3/27

Live music in Rochester, NY 3/21-3/27
3/18/2022

Alt-Rock Outfit, Lower Expectations, Release Driving, Emotional EP, ‘Talking to Myself’

Lower Expectations Release new EP on 3/18, play The Bug Jar on 3/25
3/15/2022

Rochester Deathcore Quintet White Tides Release ‘Thicker Than Blood’

'Thicker Than Blood', New Single Out Now
3/15/2022

SOUND BYTES: Zahyia & The Sideways

Zahyia & The Sideways at Lux on 3/11
3/9/2022

The Noble Kind Release Beautiful, Wistful ‘Overland’ EP

Uplifting, a bit nostalgic, and full of calming folk vibes, the Overland EP is the perfect soundtrack to a chilly Sunday afternoon.