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Hearing Aide: AFR's Psychopath of the Rightousness

Hearing Aide: AFR's Psychopath of the RightousnessAaron Smith, of the Rochester-based, metal core band AFR, turns the drums into a concussion instrument. Throwing their latest EP, Psychopath of the Rightousness, into my stereo only reminds me of how my high school music teacher had it so wrong to call them otherwise. AFR dropped the EP late last month, their second in two years. It consists of six, heavy tracks that promise to beat the hell out of your ears once you're done. In fact, the band's bassist Todd Church received my email shortly after I was done listening, simply stated: "Wow!" AFR is a five-piece band, featuring two [more]

Show Number One: Phish at CMAC

Show Number One: Phish at CMACIt's interesting how perception can alter your own reality.  For the longest time, I wanted nothing to do with Phish, jaded by some fans who surrounded me growing up.  As I got older and ultimately left that circle, my musical journey continued. While that bad taste was always in the back of my head, I began liking bands of similar ilk and that perception towards Phish started to be internally questioned. One week ago today, I stepped through a door and saw my very first Phish show. While it's slightly embarrassing now, I realize what I've missed all of those years and [more]

Find Family, Friends, Charity and Fun This Weekend at The Gathering at Chaffee's

Find Family, Friends, Charity and Fun This Weekend at The Gathering at Chaffee's Most festival's are lucky to get past their first year nowadays, the ones that hold longevity often do it deservedly and the 34th annual Gathering at Chaffee's is no exception. Along with the storied history, the 2 day festival's proceeds have always gone to charity, specifically the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Children's Advocacy Center of Erie, PA.  Held just a hop skip and a 20 mile jump west of Erie, PA on the expansive land of the Chaffee family, this 2 day affair offers on site car camping, explorations through the woods, vendors, on site local beer tasting from Lavery Brewery and local [more]

Albany Blues Musician and Teacher, Tom Healey is Dead

Albany Blues Musician and Teacher, Tom Healey is DeadAlbany blues musician and Albany High teacher, Tom Healey, died unexpectedly Monday, according to several news reports. News of his passing has trickled across the Internet over the past several hours, prompting a flood of tributes on his personal Facebook page, and that of his band, The Tom Healey Blues Band. "Tom was one of the smartest and funniest men I have ever met," stated Albany High math teacher, Michael Justice, on Healey's personal Facebook page. "This school year I had the pleasure to eat lunch with Tom, Greg Baker, and my sister Jen just about ever day. It was my little [more]

Oak Mountain Second Annual Bluegrass and Arts Festival

Oak Mountain Second Annual Bluegrass and Arts FestivalLess than a month away, Adirondack bluegrass lovers are gearing up for the second annual Bluegrass & Arts Festival on August 16, 2014 at the beautiful Oak Mountain Ski Resort.  With a full day and evening of festivities planned, attendees are in for a treat. Oak Mountain Ski Resort is situated in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, in Speculator, NY.  This lovely ski lodge is the hub of the Speculator community and surrounding area for seasonal visitors and locals, offering activities year round.  Owners, Laura and Matt O'Brien, have outdone themselves in coordinating events for all those in the community from trail races, [more]

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MOE.DOWN15 Releases Final Lineup

The 15th annual moe.down festival announced their final lineup today. As always each night of the three-day festival will feature moe., along with additional headliners Gogol Bordello, O.A.R., Les Claypools Duo de Twang, Lotus, Soulive and the … [Read More...]

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Gogol Bordello Bounces Through Burlington

The show started with Eugene, of course. Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello is very much about making music as a collective, but at the same time it’s very much about lead singer Eugene Hutz, a thickly accented Ukrainian with Roma (Gypsy) ancestry who … [Read More...]

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New Work for Hootie & The Blowfish Possible?

When Darius Rucker was approached about the possible return to his roots, he didn't blow off the question. The rock artist turned country music sensation was originally the front man for Grammy Award winning Hootie & The Blowfish.  Hootie formed … [Read More...]

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Foreigner Taps Local Talent for Performance at CMAC

The picturesque venue of Canandaigua Music and Arts Center, CMAC, located about 20 minutes outside of Rochester N.Y. was the setting for Don Felder, Styx and headliner Foreigner. What stole the show was when Foreigner brought the Canandaigua … [Read More...]

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93Q’s Summer Jam Rocks Papermill Island

For the sixth year now 93Q has celebrated the beginning of summer with a party.  This year's party was held June 22, at Papermill Island in Baldwinsville, on the perfect sunny 70 degree evening.  As the gates opened, the stage began to fill in as … [Read More...]

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moe. Auction For a Good Cause

Earlier this month Buffalo jam band, moe., is auctioned off Vinnie Amico's Pooch Drumhead, to donate the proceeds to the family of one of the children featured in one of their recent videos. Haley, a 12-year-old girl who was in the "Blond Hair, … [Read More...]

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Album Reviews

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Hearing Aide: AFR’s Psychopath of the Rightousness

Aaron Smith, of the Rochester-based, metal core band AFR, turns the drums into a concussion … [Read More...]

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Hearing Aide: TAUK’s ‘Collisions’

Long before TAUK's 2012 performance at Bonnaroo or the 2013 release of their first full studio … [Read More...]

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Hearing Aide: Pixies ‘Indie Cindy’

Imagine, if you will, Phish took a twenty year plus studio hiatus during which time hundreds of … [Read More...]

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Hearing Aide: Judas Priest ‘Redeemer of Souls’

It has been six years since the metal gods Judas Priest released the concept album Nostradamus. … [Read More...]

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Show Reviews

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Show Number One: Phish at CMAC

It's interesting how perception can alter your own reality.  For the longest time, I wanted nothing … [Read More...]

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Gogol Bordello Bounces Through Burlington

The show started with Eugene, of course. Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello is very much about making … [Read More...]

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Foreigner Taps Local Talent for Performance at CMAC

The picturesque venue of Canandaigua Music and Arts Center, CMAC, located about 20 minutes outside … [Read More...]

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93Q’s Summer Jam Rocks Papermill Island

For the sixth year now 93Q has celebrated the beginning of summer with a party.  This year's party … [Read More...]

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Phish in Canandaigua: Cuddly But Muscular

The 2014 summer tour from Phish continues to be an ever-unravelling adventure in setlist … [Read More...]

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Interviews

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Interview: Justin Rice opens up about Bishop Allen’s new album ‘Lights Out’, moving Upstate, and designating a time frame to the muse.

  The streets you know come to define you, especially if you’re Justin Rice and … [Read More...]

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America’s Got Talent Breakout Star Awes & Amazes Central New Yorkers

What do 45,000 runners, Howard Stern, and Jimmy Fallon all have in common?  They were all blown away … [Read More...]

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Interview: Dani Moz

At Los Angeles International Airport, blurry-eyed travelers stand upon moving walkways with luggage … [Read More...]

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LIVE: Rising Again with New Lead Singer, Chris Schinn

Article by Joy Houle, Photos by Jim Gilbert Being the new guy is never easy. Try filling big, … [Read More...]

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Interview: Boxed Wine talk about Shows, Syncs and Cheap Fun

Friday, June 20th. My friend buys us tickets to see Dresses play The Studio at Webster Hall. I like … [Read More...]

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Interview: Discussing The Beatles with Dr. Gordon Thompson

There is little question as to how quickly news travels today.  With the advent of smart phones, … [Read More...]

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News

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Albany Blues Musician and Teacher, Tom Healey is Dead

Albany blues musician and Albany High teacher, Tom Healey, died unexpectedly Monday, according to … [Read More...]

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MOE.DOWN15 Releases Final Lineup

The 15th annual moe.down festival announced their final lineup today. As always each night of the … [Read More...]

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New Work for Hootie & The Blowfish Possible?

When Darius Rucker was approached about the possible return to his roots, he didn't blow off the … [Read More...]

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