Week of 3/19/17

Sunday Brunch

Live performers TBA
10:30am – 1:30pm

New NY State Mimosa Law means cocktails available at 10:30 am!

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Ryan Sutherland

Wednesday, March 22nd

6:30 pm

No cover

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1286418544751940/

Ryan Sutherland is singer songwriter from Rochester NY. His songs combine spirited slide guitar and finger style blues rock with singer songwriter sensibilities.

GENRE: Folk Rock
AUDIO LINK: https://ryansutherland.bandcamp.com/releases
WEBSITE: https://m.facebook.com/Sutherland-music-181185178603463/?ref=bookmarks

 

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River Lynch

Thursday, March 23

7 to 9pm

No cover

Website: www.riverlynch.com
Music: http://www.riverlynch.com/ep

River Lynch and The Spiritmakers hit their hometown scene of Rochester NY in 2016 with their debut EP release, There Goes The Heart. A collection of four songs showcasing their refreshingly new take on rock n’ roll music. Their sound has been described as wonderfully rich, bluesy, hook filled rock n’ roll. With vintage vibes and modern songs, they are a cross between Tom Petty and Jack White. The band have been building a fanbase with exciting performances around town and have been expanding their reach with memorable shows in NYC, airplay on radio stations including 107.7FM Alternative Buffalo and positive reviews on multiple music blogs. In October 2016, River’s song “All This Time” was named “Best Song Of The Month” by SongwriterUniverse.com. As the band heads into 2017, they continue their quest to expose people everywhere to their revitalizing display of new rock n’ roll music.

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Significant Other

Friday, 3/24
9:00-11:00 pm
no cover

Blues/Rock/Pop/Originals & Adapted Covers

website: http://www.significantotherrocks.com/home.html
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Significant-Other-450560481660864/

Significant Other is a blues based rock band from Rochester, NY. The band members are Brother Wilson (guitar), Joe Lana (drums), Perrin Yang (violin), Stephen Siegel (keyboards), Glenn William (bass) and Jennifer Snyder (vocals). Violinist Perrin Yang also performs with the RPO, and Jennifer Snyder has been on the independent radar as a solo artist since 2000. Guitarist Brother Wilson has performed with large touring bands in the late 70’s, while drummer Joe Lana has played percussion for Uncle Plum and Unlimited for many years. 28 year old Sax player, Zac Walker, also blows his horn with the Dirty Bourbon Blues Band. Bassist Glenn William has written the lyrics and music for the band’s originals and serves as the band’s manager.

With a variety of tastes and different musical backgrounds, Significant Other creates a unique musical style. Comparisons are made with acts such as Susan Tedeschi, B.B. King, Van Morrison and Grace Potter. Significant Other is currently performing distinctive originals as well as adapted covers at select venues and events.

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Lyin’ Eyes joined by THE EAGLETONES(Jimmy Richmond and Andy Stobie)

Saturday, 3/25
9:30-11:30 pm
$5 cover

Eagles Tribute Band

website: https://www.facebook.com/Lyin-Eyes-1248683091851314/

Members
DON MANCUSO
DAVE SALLADE
BRUCE DIAMOND
BETH STEELE
FRED DICESARE
FRED DIGUISEPPE
RICH HERB

Week of 3/26/17

Sunday Brunch

Live performers TBA
10:30am – 1:30pm

New NY State Mimosa Law means cocktails available at 10:30 am!

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Sons of Synergy

Wednesday, March 29th

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1269741929760977/

An acoustic variety.

VIDEO LINK: https://www.reverbnation.com/sonsofsynergy
WEBSITE: https://m.facebook.com/Sons-Of-Synergy-191196164348934/

A message from the artists:
DRAGON AND GP HAVE BEEN ROCKING FOR YEARS, AND STILL WILL WHEN WE ARE OLD AND IN OUR WHEELCHAIRS! WE LOVE PERFORMING LIVE!

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Tyler Westcott

Thursday, March 30
No cover

Website: https://tylerwestcott.bandcamp.com

Tyler Westcott is a multi instrumentalist and singer songwriter from Buffalo NY. Founding member of the popular group “Folkfaces” and active member of “The Observers” and “Black Rock Zydeco” and “the Pizza Trio”. He specializes in early American and world folk music. Drawing heavily in the American songbook and writing his own old timey sounding inspired music. Such as Blues, traditional jazz, bluegrass, cajun, zydeco, gypsy swing, jugband and rock n roll.

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Violet Mary

Friday, 3/31
9:00-11:00 pm
no cover

Rock/Modern/Alternative

website: http://www.violetmary.com/

All That We Seem is not just another album by Violet Mary. For the five-piece outfit, this fourth effort is their most ambitious work to date – where no style is immune from their hands. While their familiar blues-rock remains a vital force, Violet Mary expands their palette with journeys into Radiohead-inspired alt-rock, rollicking power pop, blue-eyed funk, string-driven folk balladry, orchestral whimsy, and even tunes with a social conscience rarely heard in their previous albums.
“I think that the album was meant to be diverse (as always), but with a defining structure lyrically as well as musically,” recounts bassist and co-producer Martin Dorren. “The lyrical themes are more hybrids of social and personal reflection and how both are intertwined within each other… both chickens and both eggs.
Musically, we tried to separate the ‘darker’ energy on the first disk from the ‘lighter’ on the second. It was our hope that the colors of each song then would have a certain continuity, not unlike a musical suite.”

The band returned to Belly of the Whale Studio, their creative home away from home since the band’s first record in 2009, in October 2014 with a batch of songs unlike any they’d previously released. They each had a dark and deeply personal tone to them, like a person staring into the abyss. Yet, as tracking and further writing evolved and some lighter songs were brought to the table, it became clear that the record was, in fact, a two-volume affair. According to guitarist and percussionist Scott Cranfill, ”After struggling with cutting down the songs we had written to a typical album length, we simply couldn’t part with any of them. We also realized that they somewhat separated into two groups by musical feel, so it seemed like a natural fit to release a double album.”

“All That We Seem is a further exploration of our various musical and lyrical sensibilities,” notes Dorren. “It incorporates different styles within one song as well as diverse interpretations given to each song as a personality. We try to do this as more of a fun adventure, though… For instance, a song like ‘Here with You’ has an admittedly 70s vibe to it, simply because we thought it would be fun to explore that.”
Violet Mary strives for collaboration through empathy for each other’s musical roots. These roots dictate the message that is trying to come out in each member’s vision for a piece. The desire for each voice to be heard often creates something that is unlike any of the members’ original intentions. “Many bands deal with inner conflict, both individually and amongst the members,” Dorren observes, implying that Violet Mary is not immune to either. “This is not uncommon for sensitive artists that are passionate about their work. Violet Mary’s sensitivity and passion is shared with one goal in mind: collaborative expression.”

All That We Seem is different from anything you have heard from Violet Mary, but breathe in deep, listen to the musical beauty come out, and savor it all – including one brilliant stop-and-start of an ending.

​”Beneath this band’s muscle-car patina and melodic shine lurks the heart of the beast. Rochester’s Violet Mary is both melodic and picturesque without forsaking those RPMs and the ensuing heart palpitations. In other words, this is one undeniable force, a great rock band.” – Frank DeBlase, City Newspaper

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NCAA FINAL FOUR

Saturday, 4/1
Games begin at 6:00pm

Week of 4/2/17

Sunday Brunch

Live performers TBA
10:30am – 1:30pm

New NY State Mimosa Law means cocktails available at 10:30 am!

champagne-header

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Soul Passenger

Friday, 4/7
9-11 pm
$5 cover

Original Pop and Blues

website: https://www.facebook.com/soulpassenger4/

What happens when four area musicians cross paths over the years? Next stop becomes a destination, a creative union of song writing and playing. Original pop and blues blend for a modern soul experience.

“Moving seamlessly between its own material and that of the masters that came before, the veteran musicians in Soul Passenger own whatever song they play. When they do cover other’s material, the band’s tightness affords them a little wiggle room to lay claim to its groove. Although the band shines note for note on stuff as intricate as Steely Dan, my hope is for the tight pop of the quartet’s original stuff to take hold and take us all for a ride.” – Frank De Blase / CITY Newspaper

Soul Passenger is:
• David Cohen. Drums. Versatile, inventive style builds a hard grooving foundation.
• Tyler Norton. Vocals. Bold and spirited style makes a strong lyrical message.
• Ethan Porter. Guitar. Unique, progressive playing style adds new color to an adventurous sound.
• Mark Terranova. Bass. Powerful, high definition performance that is the heart of the song.