seems like yesterday we spent our idle hours catching the early
NOD ( or the Breck Street Mob as I used to think of them) @ Friends
& Players. They lit up the scene during the bleak years before
the Bug Jar opened. Now, NOD keeps smokin' us all with every new
release, the latest on Smells
like Records is no exception! Check out their listing in the
Murray (of Hidden Charms & Fertility Rite Brothers fame) hosts
Rochester's premier Rock n' Roll show, Whole
Lotta Shakin' every Sunday on WITR
89.7 F.M. ('cept when he's at a Bills or Red Wings game). Where
would we be with out you Mike? (& sometimes Mick as as well!)
kicked off this whole thang in Rochester and are certainly the cities
most widely known 6-tees export. Greg & Andy (who both work
at the House of Guitars)
knowit, live it & love it and want everybody out there to know
The HiRisers ,
(featuring Greg Townson on guitar, Todd Bradley on Bass and Jason Smay on Traps) are one of those great bands that everybody loves. Even my AC/DC loving son, Will.
They're currently prepping two (2!)Cd's for release this Fall/Winter... Check them out whenever/wherever you can! The HiRisers are certain to please!
a seminal band out of Rochester, or what! Alumnae include Pat Lowery,
Tim Poland, Hugh Edwards, Ken Frank, Thom Marianetti, Stan the Man
& Chaz Lockwood. Russ
even came out to sunny Rochester one winter to helm the never-released
Four on the Floor Project
addition to hardly ever updating the BandWEB website, I've taken
on the task of keeping Jargon
Records new website cool & happening. I've placed for download
many cool Mp3's from Jargon Artists on the website. Check it out!
& Peggi of Personal Effects, Margaret Explosion and Invisible
Idiot fame have found time in their hectic life to move the REFRIGERATOR
to the net. It's wild, wacky, styilsh & cool. Also, thank heavens,
they've gotten a cool new musical project together called "Invisible
Idiot", No relation (I hope) to my old project Invisible
upon a time, many years ago, I had the opportunity to give Ollie
the 'Milk Boy' Brown a bear hug he'll never forget. The younger
brother of Absolute Grey's
Beth Brown, Ollie is currently the only Brown making music. Oliver
has a new CD out, The Great Egg Toss. You can order it thru
the Record Archive.
Ollie sings and plays the Ukelele, and his songs are touched by
an innocence and wistful playfulness that puts him in a category
with Jonathan Richman. NEW!
Our favorite uke mad cap has a wonderful site that you can visit
it's a Rochester thing, maybe it's universal, but when Absolute
Grey started gigging in Rochester in the mid-eighties, they were
dissed by many of the local "scenemakers" as being too
"light weight." Years later, after bands have come and
gone, a greater appreciation of their work has developed. Members
have continued on, like Mitch
Rasor & Pat Thomas
Cuminale's life-long legacy will be the music he created; the Colorblind
James Experience has long been one of the finest musical exports
that Rochester has ever had to offer. Check your local record store
or Amazon & CDNow
to secure some CBJE, if you already haven't done so. Also vist
Stubdaddy for more information on the CBJE's "Greatest Hits"
Compilation. Chuck, we miss you...
Jim Huie is a busy man. He's
not only put out one of 2001's finest digital releases, GIRLS
SAY YES (to Boys Who Say No), he's also started a label as well!
Check out this wonderful, informative site and dig it, baby!