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Rochester

Faux Leather Jacket’s Trevor Courneen Launches Audible Handshake Podcast

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Late last month, Trevor Courneen, member of Rochester’s alt-country outfit, Faux Leather Jacket, launched a new podcast series titled Audible Handshake. The first two episodes featured interviews/chats with fellow Rochester musicians Katie Preston of Pleistocene and Howlo‘s Ben Morey. “I wanted to start the podcast because for the past few years that I’ve lived in Rochester, I’ve met…

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Just Announced: Beach House

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All has been a bit quiet on the Beach House front lately as the duo has been prepping the follow up album to 2012′s Bloom. Since its debut back in 2006, the Baltimore group has released a string of stellar, and at most times, flat out gorgeous albums, establishing itself one of the best acts…

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Buffalo

THICK WINTER BLUD Releases Music Video for “Garden Face”

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Wondering what to do with all of those leftover Memorial Day condiments? Take a page out of THICK WINTER BLUD‘s book – they made the best of their surplus in the music video for the new song, “Garden Face.” TWB excels at keeping things simple; think the best parts of I Can See Mountains mixed…

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Tonight: Face to Face

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Full disclosure: I’m not a Face to Face fanboy. I’m actually only familiar with one album by the Victorville, California foursome. I don’t even think I have an original copy of that album either, just a burned one. And I can’t tell you where or when I heard it for the first time. I can…

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Album of the Week

Hania Yiska – The Beauty Within

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You could be listening to one of two different artists if you’re giving our latest album of the week a spin. Well, kind of. One of Rochester’s primo electronica artists, Jeffery Hull, writes under a slew of various pseudonyms, his name contingent upon the style and mood under which he is writing. For the purpose…

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Tonight: Downtown Boys

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She’s brown, she’s smart, and she’s leading the saviors we didn’t know we’d been waiting for. This Memorial Day, get pummeled by a wave of political dance-punk from the Victoria Ruiz fronted Downtown Boys at Sugar City. The Providence based unit mixes punk and Spanish with jazzy sax parts to make a dance party that…

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Tonight: Prawn

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I saw a separate Prawn/Del Paxton show last March at The Lair, and it was an experience I can most closely (and I guess weirdly) compare to cracking a fresh egg on the rim of a frying pan. It was my first time seeing Del Paxton live, my first time really getting into Prawn, and…

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Buffalo

Short Moscato and Truey V Team Up for “Aaliyah”

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Buffalo emcees Short Moscato and Truey V are two of the city’s most talented, and one month before their appearances in Herd Fest’s 2015 Hip-Hop Showcase presented by Deep Thinka Records, they’ve teamed up for a great collab. Taking the name from the late turn-of-the century RnB goddess, “Aaliyah” begins with a mystical beat of which…

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Rochester

Genesee Live Premieres Latest Installment feat. Amateur Radio Club

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Keeping with its recently steady pace, Rochester’s live session series, Genesee Live, released its latest installment yesterday, this time starring Amateur Radio Club, the solo project from former SPORTS keyboardist, Ian Egling. Featuring track’s from Egling’s debut LP, and our recent Album of the Week, The Laughing Vulcan and Her Dog, the bouncy session was…

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Staff Picks: Most Anticipated Shows of the Summer

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The Public kind of beat us to the punch with its whole “Best Summer Ever” proclamation in this week’s issue, but we have to agree with the paper on this one, at least in a live music sense. Every year, the city’s summer music schedule seems to get better and busier, with bands coming to…

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