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

Written by The Sound Kate on Sun, 5/15

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

Monday, 5/16

Sheer Mag / Danny’s Favorites / Fuzzrod (rock) - Bug Jar, 8P ($13/$15)

Holy Locust / DiTrani Brothers / FolkFaces / Turkey Blaster Omega (apocalyptic jazz/rock) - Photo City, 7P ($10)

Tuesday, 5/17

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Wednesday, 5/18

Katie Morey + Special Guests (indie) - Abilene, 7:30P ($8)

Todd East with Jim Richmond (songwriter) - Buntsy’s, 6P (FREE)

Live Band Karaoke - Iron Smoke Distillery, 7P ($5)

Steve Grills and the Roadmasters (blues) - The Little Theater Cafe, 6:30P (FREE)

The Occasional Saints (blues/swing) - The Record Archive, 6P (FREE)

Tori Amos (rock) - Kodak Center, 8P ($66+)

Silver Arrow Band (covers) - Flour City Station, 8P (FREE)

Nate Michaels (acoustic) - Heroes Brewing, 5:30P (FREE)

John Akers (acoustic) - Marge’s Lakeside, 6P ($5)

Thursday, 5/19

Dynamic / Flyboy / Chucks / Bliss / Snow (hardcore) - Photo City, 9P (TBD)

Organ Fairchild (groove/funk) - Abilene, 9P ($12/$16)

Vantablak (blues rock)- Buntsy’s, 7P (FREE)

Old Souls Band (classic covers) - Iron Smoke Distillery, 7:30P ($5)

Uptown Tango (Argentine Tango) - The Little Theater Cafe, 6:30P (FREE)

Jim Lane & Ed Altavela (rock) - Murph’s, 6P (FREE)

Anne Kania / Deborah Fox / Keith Reas (classical) - Memorial Art Gallery, 7:30P (museum admission fee)

THE LILAC FESTIVAL, Highland Park

  • 4P: Own The Night (rock covers)

  • 5:30P: Organ Fairchild (groove/funk)

  • 7P: Andrers Osborne & Jackie Greene (singer/songwriter)

Friday, 5/20

CANCELED: Bad Cop Bad Cop / The Homeless Gospel Choir / On The Cinder (punk) - Bug Jar, 8P ($15/$18)

White Tides / Soma Slumber / Dishonored / Deadbeat (hardcore/metal) - Photo City, 7:30P ($10)

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles (rock n’ roll) - Abilene, 9P ($15/$20)

Spencer Samolis (singer/songwriter) - Buntsy’s, 5P (FREE)

7th Heaven (70’s/80’s rock covers) Buntsy’s, 9P (FREE)

Something Else (covers) - Iron Smoke Distillery, 8:30P ($10)

Appetite for Voltage (Guns nRoses/ACDC Tribute) - Three Heads Brewing, 8P ($10)

Trio Ghidorah (Classical/Latin Guitar) - The Little Theater Cafe, 6:30P (FREE)

LSTN / Boss Tweed and the Carpetbaggers (jam) - Flour City Station, 8P ($15/$20)

Infected Rain / The Silence Broken / Otherworldly Entity / ReapR / Less Than Hate (metal) - Montage, 6:30P ($17/$18)

The Downtown Men (playing billy joel) - Lovin’ Cup, 8P ($20)

FIVIO FOREIGN / Dreamdoll (rap) - Water Street, 7P ($25+)

Rob Smith (acoustic) - Marge’s Lakeside, 6P ($5)

The Coup De’Villes (rock) - Murph’s, 8P (FREE)

Moon Gator & Lizard Legs (rock n’ roll) - LUX, 10P ($5)

THE LILAC FESTIVAL, Highland Park

  • 4P: Vintage Pistol (jam)

  • 5:30P: Ripe (rock/funk/R&B)

  • 7P: Aqueous (indie jam rock)

Saturday, 5/21

SomedaySoonProductions (indie pop) - Village Gate NAMI Walk, 9AM (FREE)

Saint Free / Medusa’s Disco / Vertices (rock) -  Bug Jar, 8P ($10)

Opiuo (electronic) - Photo City, 8:30P ($22.50)

The Almightys with Mintelligence and Ethan Lyons (funk/jam) - Abilene, 8P ($7)

After Hours (90’s/2000’s covers) - Buntsy’s, 9P (FREE)

What’s the Rush? (Rush Cover) - Iron Smoke Distillery, 8:30P ($10)

Hanna and the Blue Hearts (Blues/Boogie Woogie) - The Little Theater Cafe, 6:30P (FREE)

Bumpin Uglies (ska/reggae) - Flour City Station, 8:30P ($17/$20)

Gimme Gimme Disco (ABBA Dance Party) - Montage, 9P ($15)

Amanda Ashley Duo (acoustic) - Marge’s Lakeside, 4P ($5)

Black Rabbit (rock) - Murph’s, 6P (FREE)

Jackson Cavalier & The Big Dead Waltz (americana/rock) - Three Heads Brewing, 8P ($10)

The Lonely Ones / Sarah De Valliére (modern folk) - Lovin’ Cup, 7P ($10)

THE LILAC FESTIVAL, Highland Park

  • 1P: Horacio & La Fama (salsa)

  • 2:30P: Adrianna Noone (singer/songwriter)

  • 4P: The Medicinals (jam)

  • 5:30P: Bumpin Uglies (ska/reggae)

  • 7P: Big Eyed Phish (Dave Matthews Tribute)

Sunday, 5/22

Laang / Dzo-Nga / Wandering Oak / An Easy Death (metal) - Bug Jar, 8P ($10)

Grishka / Warfuck / Whoresnation / Leaking Head (metal) - Photo City, 7P ($12)

Judah (funk) Buntsy’s, 5P (FREE)

Acoustic Brew (covers) - Marge’s Lakeside, 4P ($5)

Kubick’s Rubes (bluegrass/western) - The Little Theater Cafe, 6:30P (FREE)

Chris Pasin’s Ornettiquette (jazz) - Bop Shop Records, 8P ($20)

Great Blue (prog rock) - Flour City Station, 8:30P ($12/$15)

By The Thousands / In Search of Solace / Waste (metal) - Montage, 9P ($13/$15)

THE LILAC FESTIVAL, Highland Park

  • 1P: MoChester (pop/rock/reggae)

  • 2:30P: Personal Blend (reggae/rock)

  • 4P: Claudia Hoyser (country)

  • 5:30P: Dirty Blanket (bluegrass)

  • 7P: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (jam/roots)

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