rochester Archive

Interview with Mike and Mr. Chark from THE VENETIA FAIR; On tour NOW! @thevenetiafair @switchbitchrecs

“Hide yo’ kids. Hide yo’ wife.” The Venetia Fair are back on tour. I wonder how long it’ll be before the Massachusetts quintet catches something, crashes something, or otherwise makes a mockery of all that us “normal” people find sacred. Only one day into tour, and I’ll betcha they’ve managed to get ousted from a […]

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Interview with Josh Weaver from Royal Thunder; Touring with Baroness!

Atlanta, Georgia three-piece and Relapse Recording artist Royal Thunder are on tour right now supporting their 2012 full-length release, titled CVI. Though the group has been active since 2005, it wasn’t until 2012 that they got their lineup solidified and stated making some serious waves as a full-time touring band. Currently on the road providing […]

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Interview with DJ Freaky Flow; Playing in #PHILLY tonight 8/23! @djfreakyflow #DNB #EDM

As a freshman in college, I was introduced me to Drum and Bass by way of DJ Freaky Flow, a Toronto scratch-master, floor-shaker, and all-around brilliant track selector. His intro tape (long before tapes were again fashionable and in vogue) quite literally changed the way I listened to music, and it wasn’t long before I […]

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Interview with Sam T. from Diamond Youth @dmndyouth; Playing #Rochester for @Scion Bonzai Fest 8/17/13

Baltimore, Maryland quartet Diamond Youth recently released a new EP on Topshelf Records. Titled Orange and released via Topshelf Records, the group most recently wrapped up a tour with Make Do and Mend and Cheap Girls… Definitely a quality showcase of talent you hopefully got a chance to check out! Fiercely DIY or Die, the […]

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Interview with The Drama State; Playing #Rochester TONIGHT (8/13) AT @BUGJARROCHESTER @thedramastate @streakerrecords

Gas City, Indiana 5-piece The Drama State are currently on the road and bringing their “Bro Big or Bro Home” tour (smh lol) to Upstate NY today. The pop-rock group will be performing TONIGHT, August 13th, at The Bug Jar in Rochester, NY, so if you can, go fill your gut with a garbage plate […]

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Interview with Zach from Rodeo Ruby Love; New album The Pits out NOW! @rodeorubylove

What’s going on, everybody? Once again, this is Greg Allis with Live High Five and we just made a pretty horrendous trip from Syracuse to Rochester, NY. Car accident after car accident, traffic after traffic, but we finally made it. And it’s somber just getting here, because this is going to be Streetlight Manifesto’s last […]

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Interview with Dan Keller from GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD; Playing Buffalo and Syracuse with @UmphreysMcGee this week!!! @giantpandadub

Rochester, NY’s Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad don’t seem to slow down, and who’d blame them? Hot off of two new, vastly different releases in 2012, Country and In These Times, fans of G.P.G.D.S. can’t seem to get enough of the jam/reggae band, and that is exactly what this talented quintet wants. Persistent, dedicated, and […]

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WET and RECKLESS Tour w/ DILLON FRANCIS and MORE! Tonight in Rochester, Thursday in Albany!

It’s Election Day, it’s getting cold outside, and i’m at work. What better way to forget it all than by getting WET AND RECKLESS?!!! This great lineup comes to Rochester, NY tonight at PEARL, and hits Albany on Thursday at Upstate Concert Hall. Go have yourself a good time and check it out, and you […]

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Review of Rochester Fringe Festival 9/19 & 9/22 by Liz

Wednesday, September 19th Very few can say that they have heard musical water gurgling, a slowed down, more musical version of Grease Lightning, and an aerial dance on the side of a skyscraper, let alone all in the course of a few days. But if you made your way to the Rochester Fringe Festival, you […]

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Interview with Andy Cabic of VETIVER; Playing A.T.P. this weekend! (@vetiverse)

For years now I have always put a track from Vetiver on all my road-trip mix tapes. The music lends itself well to journeying and traveling, leaving you always with a hint of nostalgia- the good kind, that leaves you half smiling.

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Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – Xerox Auditorium – Rochester, NY

  Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey was one of the many impressive acts who performed at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival this year. Making a stop during their tour of the East Coast to enlighten us with their progressive jazz sound and powerful stage presence, the group consists of Brian Haas (piano), Chris […]

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Polar Bear Club Interview with Erik “Goose” Henning

Perhaps I missed the boat a bit, but Polar Bear Club seemed to go from regional punk act to international sensation virtually overnight. Looking further into it, the 5-piece from Rochester/Syracuse, NY have pounded pavement harder than some truck drivers, and continue to do so with their constant touring.

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