Juke Joint Music Calendar

Come out to the Sticky Lips Juke Joint for live music on the Sticky Stomp Stage!

Note: Some nights there is a cover charge to cover bringing in music acts, Dining in the pit prior to showtime is separate from the music ticket price.


Week of 5/29/16

Sunday Brunch: Music from New Gospel Times

Brunch 10:30am – 1:30pm

Music 11am-12:45pm




Ed Iseley Experience

Wednesday June 1
6:30-8:30 p.m.
No cover

GENRE: Singer songwriter, folk, blues, soul

WEBSITE: www.ediseleyexperience.com

BIO: Ed Iseley is a singer-songwriter based out of Rochester, NY. Ed Iseley plays a wide variety of originals and covers, boasting a sound that is a medley of folk, blues, and soul. Combining uplifting lyrics and catchy tunes, Ed demonstrates skillful abilitiy on the acoustic guitar and blues harmonica as well as projecting a deep, rich, and powerful voice.
PHOTO: see attached


Brian Lindsay

Thursday, June 2nd
Show time: 7- 9pm
No cover

Music genre: Classic Rock and Roll, Americana, Alt-Country and Electric Folk

Website: http://www.brianlindsay.net/

Bio: The Facts Lindsay’s first record “The Crossing” featured the single “Eastside of the River” that charted for eleven straight weeks. The second record “Esperanza” featured the single “King of the Mountain” that also charted for multiple weeks and held the #1 spot at commercial station WOCM 98.1 (Ocean City, MD) for two straight weeks. The third record “The Monkey, The Tango and The Boogaloo” is currently spinning on radio globally. All three CD’s were added to over 50 Triple A radio stations and charted nationwide on each campaign. “King of the Mountain” was selected for ESPN’s NASCAR Now national broadcast.

CD reviews “Lindsay celebrates the release of his excellent new CD, “The Monkey, The Tango and The Boogaloo” – Jeff Spevak, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

“Good records call to mind comparisons and metaphors, but only the truly great ones can be called delicious.” Album review: “The Monkey, The Tango, and the Boogaloo” – Frank De Blase rochestercitynewspaper.com
TV and Radio Concerts Brian Lindsay Live for the WXXI Concert Series “OnStage” (2007) DVD WRUR 88.5 FM, Rochester, N.Y. WITR 89.7 FM, Rochester, N.Y. WBER 90.5 FM, Rochester, N.Y. Performance Review Concert Review: Brian Lindsay Band- “Humped the Chevy across town after that to catch the tail end of Brian Lindsay’s set at Lovin’ Cup. Lindsay and his band were in the home stretch when I rolled up and were nice enough to break out one of my favorite tunes of theirs, “Summerville.” Lindsay’s rock ’n’ roll is rivaled only by his prolific pen. Lindsay is our Boss. ” -Frank de Blase, Rochester City News Paper (Oct 29, 2012)

Shared the stage with: The Smithereens, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Shooter Jennings, Donna the Buffalo, Poppa Chubby, The Herman’s Hermits’ Peter Noone to name a few.


Heather Taylor’s Birthday Bash!

Friday, June 3
9:30 pm-12:30 am
$5 cover

The Crawdiddies

website: http://www.thecrawdiddies.com/

Bio: The Crawdiddies are a band on a mission. The goal? To find your heart string that shares the resonant frequency of your tailfeather and pluck it! And pluck they do. Using acoustic instruments, The Crawdiddies conjure an exciting musical experience playing a mix of original and traditional music with vocalist/flutist Heather Taylor as a “focal point in the band’s live shows, almost like a mountain mama Stevie Nicks”. Drawing from several troves of American roots music including Delta Blues, Appalachian Old-Time, Bluegrass, and R&B, they are equally at home on stage or around the camp fire.


The East Hill Rascals (Members of Mulberry Soul)


website: https://www.facebook.com/easthillrascals/


Bio: The East Hill Rascals are a trio based at the Folk Art Guild, in Middlesex, NY. They are a core group of the popular bluegrass and folk band Mulberry Soul.



Saturday, June 4

Week of 6/5/16

Sunday Brunch

Live performers TBA
10:30am – 1:30pm




Wednesday June 8
6:30-8:30 p.m.
no cover


GENRE: Acoustic Rock
WEBSITE: www.originalrevolver.com
FACEBOOK: Original Revolver


Steve Lyons

Thursday, June 9th
Show time: 7 – 9pm
No cover

Music genre: Blues / Roots Rock

Website: https://www.facebook.com/steve.lyons.75

Bio: Steve Lyons has been playing guitar, singing and songwriting for over 50 years. He spent most of the ’70’s based outside of Boston and toured New England and Eastern Canada with his band Soft Water. After moving back to Rochester in 1979, he cofounded the highly successful local band King Juke. When the band broke up in 1983, he helped form The Enerjets and traveled the east coast from Key West to Nantucket and Vermont among many other places. An offshoot band, Tropical Depression, a reggae and soca group, was formed in 1988 and played locally until 1989 when both bands folded. In 1990 he was asked to join The Legendary Dukes with three original members of Wilmer and the Dukes where he stayed for over 20 years. In 1997 a side project was formed, The Beale Street Blues Band, who have 3 CD’s to their credit and are still in existence. These days Steve splits his time with Mitty and the Followers, The BS Band, The LP’s and as a solo performer. He has shared the stage with many artists over the years including David Bromberg, The Nighthawks, Robert Cray, Elvin Bishop, Paul Butterfield, Sam and Dave, the Neville Brothers, John Hammond Jr., Levon Helm and Rick Danko, BB King, Amy LaVere and Will Sexton. As a solo performer, he returns to his roots in folk and country featuring songs by Jimmy Webb, Johnny Cash, John Sebastian, John Hiatt, Stephen Stills, Lyle Lovett, Townes van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker as well as his own compositions.



Friday, June 10th


Kire Najdovski Band

with special guest Michelle Jimenez (from Cherry Bomb)

Saturday, June 11
10 pm-12 am
no cover

Instrumental Rock Fusion

website: https://www.reverbnation.com/kirenajdovski

Bio: Kire Najdovski is a guitar player originally from Macedonia, Europe now living and playing in Rochester N.Y. for the past 9 years. He began playing guitar at the age of 9 and excelled in mastering this beautiful instrument. While living in Macedonia, he had the opportunity to play with well known top bands and performers that allowed him to play in many concerts and on albums. Now in the States, Kire has broaden his musical talents and has played with many local bands from Rochester and with the phenomenal Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk. Al Chez was the lead trumpet player on The David Letterman Show, who now has started his own band which includes the amazing guitar talents of Kire.
“Arrival”, Kire’s first solo album, is an all instrumental rock CD filled with songs and music inspired from his life and encounters over the years in Macedonia and the U.S. On this album, he is fortunate to play with two incredible and talented musicians, Don Torpy on bass and Emmett Ientilucci on drums, one of the Rochester’s finest rhythm section.

Week of 6/12/16

Sunday Brunch

Live performers TBA
10:30am – 1:30pm




Wednesday June 15

6:30-8:30 p.m.
No cover


SON HOUSE NIGHT with Genesee Johnny

Thursday, June 16th
Show time: 7:30 – 10:30pm
Cover charge: $5

Music genre: Blues / Roots

Website: https://www.facebook.com/geneseejohnny.sacheli?fref=ts

Bio: A Blues and Roots performance Jam, in tribute to the 1930’s Delta Blues Roots legend Eddie James “Son” House Jr., who was rediscovered living in Rochester, NY in the 1960s.

Opening set by host, Genesee Johnny, followed by a featured artist and concluding with blues jam and open mic style performances. (Sign up sheet for performers.)

All blues and roots music styles are welcome!


Rockin’ Robin and The Bucket of Blues

Friday, June 17
9:30-11:30 pm
No cover


websites: https://www.reverbnation.com/rockinrobinandthebucketofblues

Bio: Rockin Robin and The Bucket of Blues is a blues group that is the sensation of Western New York. This entertaining dynamic group has been thrilling audiences wherever they play. Regulars at Rochester’s premier Blues Clubs, Rockin’ Robin and The Bucket of Blues are a consistently top drawing act. Their contributions to all the local Festivals as openers to some of the best blue and roots artists on the road has cemented their reputation for first rate, high energy shows.

Musically, the group has been described as “a unique blues band destined for national success.” The Bucket of Blues distinctive sound is attributed to the combination of top-notch players, each bringing an exceptional musical contribution to the overall songs.

Lead vocalist and Blues shouter extraordinaire Rockin’ Robin sings from his soul with pure emotion in the vein of BB King and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Walt Kaminski, lead and rhythm guitar, extends the band dynamic sound with his expressive and open Blues/ Rock style. Jimmy Stevens, lead and rhythm guitar, adds his years of Rhythm & Blues learning to the back bone of the mix. Harp and Saxophonist John “Bleed” Klafehn has an undeniably soulful style all his own, ripping Harp and Horn stabs from traditional Jazz and Blues styles. Bassist Sam Passafiume holds down the bottom end with his hip shaking grooves. Drummer Dave Tokarske locks it all together with his undeniably soulful shuffles.

Their self-titled 2006 debut CD has been selling well throughout the upstate New York region. It was critically acclaimed on the popular Blues website baddogblues.com, and has been receiving regional air play.

Rockin’ Robin and The Bucket Of Blues captivate their audience. It is always a dance party wherever they play! They make the perfect musical entertainment for your club, party, festival or any social event. The band would love to here from you!


Heroic Enthusiasts – Heroic Record Release Party!

Saturday, June 18
10 pm-12 am

Indie Pop/Alternate Rock

websites: http://theheroicenthusiasts.com/

Bio: Back in the 16th­ century, the Catholic friar and astronomer/­philosopher Giordano Bruno gazed up at the stars enraptured by the poetry he saw in the elliptical patterns playing out in the sky. For Bruno, math, science, art, and romance were all one and the same ­­ a perspective that resonated so much James Tabbi and Tom Ferrara that they chose to name their band after Bruno’s epic work Gli Eroici Furori ­­ literally “On the Heroic Passion” but commonly known as “The Heroic Enthusiasts.” Much as they did for Bruno, numbers for this band function as a window into matters of the heart.

Both math majors and music lovers of Sicilian descent, Ferrara and Tabbi understand that form derives its beauty from a dance between precision and an intangible quality that can’t be quantified. Yes, they write songs that stick in your memory and make you want to sing them out loud. But they also add discreet touches of sophistication, leaving a note out of a chord, for example, so that your ear strains to hear it and then introducing contrast by adding the note they’ve been implying all along. The way their guitar lines mesh together brings to mind the approach of master weavers and designers as much as it does musicianship in the conventional sense.

Numbers and emotion may not seem related, but when you listen to the band’s new EP Memory Wheel, you’ll hear why the connection makes sense. Or maybe you’ll just hum or dance along instead. And that’s okay too. These guys wouldn’t have it any other way.

Week of 6/19/16

Sunday Brunch

Live performers TBA
10:30am – 1:30pm



String of Peals of Rochester

Wednesday June 22

6:30-8:30 p.m.
No cover

GENRE: Americana (Blues, country, pop, folk, swing, bluegrass, etc.)

WEBSITE: www.stringofpearlsofrochester.com

BIO: We are the real deal! Nancy (Park) Drum has been playing National Body Steel Slide Guitar blues since the age of 10 (plays like Son House). On top of the blues – we mix in country, folk, pop, swing, bluegrass, standards, rock, etc – to keep things interesting. 3-piece acoustic group with killer vocals and harmonies – playing all their own instruments (guitars, acoustic bass, dobro, National body slide guitar, 5-string banjo, blues harp, Uke) – no fake drum machines or vocal harmonies— real music by real people!



Thursday, June 23rd
Show time: 7 – 9PM
No cover

Website: https://www.facebook.com/BartManROC/


Bio: Veteran Rochester performers, Steve Bartolotta, Lead vocals and Bass and Don Mancuso Vocals and Guitar, have re-united to form the ever popular Bart-Man, which continues to gain enthusiastic fans and delight promoters and club owners. Bart-Man is an acoustic duo that packs the punch from 70’s rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Foreigner and Aerosmith to popular, contemporary songs from Train, Oasis and Foo Fighters. Having played together in previous bands such as Angel 18, The Wait and Imaginary Few, their musical collaboration spans 3 decades and is a true marriage of one of Rochester’s most popular rock singers and its most legendary guitarist. Bart-Man is regularly joined by guest vocalist Jenna Hollenbeck, who’s crisp soulful addition provides serene three part harmonies to the clever acoustic arrangements. Jenna is also featured on lead vocals in several selections and her powerful voice ensures a night of true musical excitement.

Don Mancuso is an original member of Black Sheep, (Capital Records and Chrysalis Records, featuring Lou Gramm) as well as a composer and performer on Gramm’s solo releases, “Ready or Not” featuring the single “Midnight Blue” and “Long Hard Look” Imaginary Few’s, “Imaginary Few” D-Drive’s “D-Drive” as well as perennial Rochester favorite, Cheater’s “Ten Cent Love Affair”. Don has performed with members and groups such as Argent, Peter Frampton, Procal Harem, Hall and Oats, KISS, Ted Nugent, Ian Gillan, Jefferson Starship, Dan MaCafferty, Billy Sheehan, Nazareth and many more.
Steve Bartolotta is known for his musical composition in films such as Sony Pictures “King’s Faith” and contributions to several others. Steve also is responsible for the production and composition of a variety of commercial works that can be heard in the US, abroad and yes on your local radio daily. As the owner and founder of Rochester’s audio and video production house Markethold Productions, Inc. www.markethold.com his credits include work for Honda Motor Company, Tiffany’s Jewelers, E.S.P.N, Disney/Pixar, TNT, Xerox, Wegman’s, Top’s, Delaware State Fair, Erie County Fair, Hoselton Chevrolet, Alfred State University as well as various other musical scores, sound design and imaging, etc.

His performance credits include collaboration and performance with members of Blood Sweat and Tears, Jefferson Starship, Bob Seager, Rare Earth, The Guess Who, The Turtles, Three Dog Night, Grass Roots and many more.



Friday, June 24
9:30-11:30 pm

Rock & Roll from the 60s and 70s

website: http://www.originalrevolver.com/default.aspx

Tim Coon
Don Mancuso
Tom Savastano
John Yeara

One of Rochester’s most popular bands, Revolver is back playing its mix of music of the 1960’s and 1970’s including the Beatles, Monkees, Rolling Stones, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Wings, Kiss, The Doobies, Peter Frampton, and more. Revolver plays clubs, festivals, etc.


The Lonely Ones

Saturday, June 25
9:30-11:30 pm


website: http://www.thelonelyones.com/

Bio: The Lonely Ones are an original folk /Americana band from Rochester, NY.

Their songs range from boot-stomping to heartbreaking, all with trademark tight harmonies and songwriting.

Their sound is resonant of the American countryside, wide open and rich with storytelling.