Juke Joint Music Calendar

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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.

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Week of 7/24

Sunday Brunch

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Sunday, 7/24
Live music from Michael Bruce
10:30am – 1:30pm

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Paul Strowe

Wednesday July 27, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.
no cover

GENRE: Classic Rock 60’s-80’s

WEBSITE: www.paulstrowe.com

FACEBOOK: Paul Strowe, Paul Strowe Entertainer

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BIO: Native of Rochester, NY, Paul has been called “ The Human Jukebox “ because of his knowledge of over 700 songs and extraordinary recall of classic tunes. Utilizing a digital harmonizer Paul can sound like three singers at once (Crosby, Stills and Strowe?). An accomplished singer, song writer and guitarist, Paul has been performing since his teens (a few decades or so) at clubs, colleges, weddings, private parties, concerts, cruise ships and more.

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Leslie Lee and Steve Gretz

Thursday, July 28
Show time: 7pm
No Cover

Genre: Folk

Web link: www.leslieandsteve.com

Leslie Lee and Steve Gretz have been performing together for over a decade in coffeehouses, festivals, and churches throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Their music draw son folk ,bluegrass, country and gospel roots, featuring beautiful harmonies and lyrics that encourage and uplift.

Steve was born and raised in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. One of Steve’s songs, “My Dad Told Me,” was selected as a finalist in the2003 Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. Another song, “Who Taught These Idiots to Drive” was featured on NPR’s Car Talk radio show and also appeared on their compilation CD, Car Tunes Volume 2: Born Not to Run.

Leslie was born in Orange, California and grew up in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She started singing in 2003 when Leslie and Steve recorded their first album, Recovered. For over twenty years, she worked as a graphic designer, specializing in artwork for musicians.

Leslie and Steve have recorded four CDs together and currently host a monthly Old Time Music Night in Rochester, NY, as well as Lake Effect Shows, a house concert series presented in their home.

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Galileo

Friday, 7/29
9-11 pm
no cover

R&B/Soul/Motown/Rock/Groove

websites: https://www.facebook.com/TheGalileoBandNY/

https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/video/14161890

Bio: Galileo is a diverse band playing a diverse music selection unlike any you have heard. You bring 3 friends to our gig and we will cover a favor artist of each friend. Donnie Ashford(lead guitar) has been in the music business for over 30 years and keeps the groove moving in the right direction. Dante Varrasso, vocals can light it up from the Bill Haley and the Comets to Prince to James Brown. Bianca Spencer supplies the feminine and high energy vocals of the diverse music style of Galileo. Alan Gurwitz is the steady bass man. His licks and style is felt on every cover that the band does. Mark Sieling gives the fresh sound on the keyboards that make the Galileo Band the fresh/diverse new style band that it is. Gil Beverly, the keeper of the beat, You want rock, he has it. You want to ease on down the road to some funk and soul? He has you covered.

Galileo is new and different from the other cover bands in the area. No one has our range of covers and sound good at it. Come check us out. You will be glad that you did. Groove awhile with Galileo.

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1809 Studios Presents: Julie Rhodes w/ Jon Lewis Band

Saturday, 7/30
9:30-11:30 pm
no cover
Americana/Blues

website: www.julierhodesmusic.com

Bio:  “There aren’t many unknown artists who get to record their debut albums partially at Muscle Shoals’ Fame Studios with legends such as keyboardist Spooner Oldham, guitarist Greg Leisz and fiddler Sara Watkins sitting in. But, there aren’t many new singers as impressive as Julie Rhodes either.
– Plucked from the audience at a Jonah Tolchin show in Providence, Rhode Island by Tolchin’s opening act was the unlikely start to Rhodes’ first release. With a voice that mixes the grit of Susan Tedeschi, the sass of Janis Joplin, the slinky qualities of Billie Holiday and the subtlety of Norah Jones, Rhodes combines bluegrass (“Skyscraper Blues”)\, folk/country (“End of the Line”), raw Delta blues (“Grinnin’ in Your Face”), gospel infused rock (“Faith”) with more soul and self-confidence than seems possible for a new act. She kills it on every track.” –American Songwriter

Jon Lewis Band

website: http://www.jonlewis.bandcamp.com

Bio: “Though he comes from a singer-songwriter background, Rochester rocker Jon Lewis isn’t necessarily what you’d call an acoustic musician. The cat’s band is electrified, but it’s not drowning in fancy production or concepts. It is however immersed — emulsified if you will — in the truth, with a certain self-effacing honesty and irony that is universally relatable, be it plugged or unplugged.” Frank DeBlase | City Newspaper

Week of 7/31

Sunday Brunch

Live performers TBA
10:30am – 1:30pm

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The Rob Gioia Experience

Wednesday August 3, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.
no cover

GENRE: Acoustic Rock
WEBSITE: facebook.com/therobgioiaexperience

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BIO: Rob Gioia plays all genres- rock, blues, pop, country, bluegrass- you can expect to hear some gems that you know and love!

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Fiona Corinne

Thursday, August 4
Show time: 6pm
No Cover

GENRE: pop/rock/showtunes

WEBSITE: www.fionacorinne.com
www.soundcloud.com/fiona-corinne

Fiona Corinne is a spunky and spirited singer-songwriter that writes and performs pop/ rock, influenced by musical theatre; A unique musical concoction she likes to call “showpop”. In live performance, Fiona sings and accompanies herself on keyboard as a solo act with a big attitude and an even bigger voice. Fiona has been passionate about making music since she was a little girl, and has been writing and performing original music for over 11 years. Corinne is currently in the process of recording a full length acoustic album of solely original songs, and enjoys working as a full time musician, playing street performances, music venues, bars, private events and anywhere else the opportunity presents itself. Her honest songwriting paired with a lovably awkward personality will leaving you singing her songs long after the show is over.

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Steve Grills and The Roadmasters

Friday, 8/5
9:15-11:15 pm
no cover

Blues

website: http://www.stevegrills.com/

Bio:
Steve Grills is a staple on the Rochester, New York, blues scene and has been for 30 years. Grills made his musical debut in his brother’s blues band performing between sets of Rochester luminary Joe Beard in the late 1970s at a local club called the K&T Tavern. Now, Grills makes his album debut with After Hours on Rochester’s Toogaloo Label. Also appearing on the album is longtime Grills collaborator and member of his band, pianist Ernest Lane, who is perhaps better known as a member of the Ike and Tina Turner review and occasional partner of Robert Nighthawk, Earl Hooker, and Houston Stackhouse, among others.

After Hours opens with a blistering version of Mercy Dee Walton’s One Room Country Shack, demonstrating both Grills’ guitar skills and Lane’s keyboard mastery. Grills and his band, including veteran bassist Steve Gomes and drummer Michael Plouffe, burn their way through 11 more savvy covers of lesser blues standards: Magic Sam’s Look Whatcha Done, Albert Collins’ Frosty, and Jimmy Rogers’ You’re Sweet. Highlights include a pair of Pee Wee Crayton covers, I Love Her Still and The Telephone Is Ringing, Tampa Red’s You’ve Got to Love Her with a Feeling, and Freddy King’s I Love the Woman, featuring vocals by guest Joe Beard.

Jeff Harris, host of Rochester’s Big Road Blues radio program on Jazz 90.1, contributes a set of thoughtful liner notes concluding with a fitting summation of After Hours, “Over the years Grills’ dedication to the blues has not wavered. As evident by this recording, he is not trying to expand on the genre, rather playing with reverence and taste. He is not trying to out play his contemporaries, he has nothing to prove, only a love and respect for the genre that he wishes to share with his audience.” That about sums this album up.

—Mark Coltrain

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McKinley James

Saturday, 8/6
9:30-11:30 pm
no cover

Rock & Roll

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

Bio: McKinley James is a 14-year-old Rock & Roll guitarist/singer from Rochester, NY.

His father, drummer Jason Smay (Los Straitjackets, JD McPherson Band) helped raise McKinley in a very musical household. He started on the Hammond organ at 7 but discovered his passion for guitar at 10. His influences range from Link Wray to Freddie King and Otis Redding. He started performing in Rochester blues and jazz clubs at age 13 and has performed with Chris Duarte, The Nighthawks, Joe Beard, and JD McPherson. McKinley is also the face of the latest Eric Church album campaign, having starred in his music videos, and also appears on the album cover for Church’s latest record, Mr. Misunderstood. McKinley’s first 45rpm single will be released Spring of 2016.

Week of 8/7

Sunday Brunch

Live performers TBA
10:30am – 1:30pm

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Rain & Leaves

Wednesday August 10, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.
no cover

GENRE: Alternative Rock

WEBSITE: rainandleaves.com

BIO: Rain & Leaves is a unique alternative rock duo that creates electric and acoustic originals and covers of pop and alternative songs. In addition to the fan base that already follows them, they attract new audience members with their unique covers and originals. They have played in venues like Sticky Lips, Montage Music Hall, California Brew Haus, Firehouse Saloon, Boulder Coffee Co. and Scotland Yard.

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Stavo

Friday, 8/12
9-11 pm
no cover

Progressive Pop/Fusion

websites: http://www.stavomusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Stavodaniels/

A relatively new kid on the block, STAVO was formed in the summer of 2015 with the common vision of providing a high level, fun and entertaining musical show.

Bass player Darren Pilato performed with the Plasmatics in the Wendy O. Williams’ tribute at this year’s Rochester Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Keyboardist Ian Mutch did stints with Nik & The Nice Guys and toured the US with the Don Greco Band in the early 2000’s. And guitarist Dan Staversky and saxophonist/utility-man Brandon Pafk were voted “Best Acoustic Duo” by Buffalo’s Art Voice magazine in 2002.

The group recently recorded a 3-track demo at GFI studios in Ontario, NY and has plans to record a full length album soon.

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Tempest

Saturday, 8/13
9:30-11:30 pm
no cover

’70’s Classic Rock

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

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A tribute to the renaissance period of Rock and Roll, Tempest encompasses the musical essence of the 1970s. Imagine taking a step back in time and being present when Led Zeppelin toured in 1973, or attending Aerosmith’s concert in support of their debut Album “Dream On”. Experience feeling the visceral rock sound of Paul Rogers and Bad Company or the brash showmanship of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull. You need look no further than Tempest for this evening of Classic Rock Nostalgia. As music transitioned from the flower power 60’s into the early 70’s some of Rock’s legends slowly emerged and took their place in rock history. From the acid rock sounds of Deep Purple to the Arena rock anthems of Foreigner and Journey, Tempest will leave thumbing through your old LP’s for another listen to the music that changed Rock and Roll forever!
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Week of 8/14

Sunday Brunch

Live performers TBA
10:30am – 1:30pm

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Pallini & Pappert

Wednesday August 17, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.
no cover

GENRE: Acoustic Rock

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BIO: “Pallini and Pappert” have been a musical staple in the Rochester music scene since the 1990’s. An acoustic duo that specializes in perfect guitar and vocal harmonies, great pop rock songs of yesterday and today, with a little humor sprinkled in! Both are local solo artists too, but when they come together, it’s pure musical joy!

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Uptown Groove

Friday, 8/19
9-11 pm
no cover

Jazz/Swing/Motown/R&B/Funk/Soul

website: http://www.theuptowngroove.com/

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The Uptown Groove hails from Rochester, NY. They are a 2-5 piece group that plays a variety of jazz, swing, motown, R&B, Funk, Rock and Soul. The band performs at venues ranging from restaurants to festivals and from weddings to corporate functions. Each member’s musical background is unique, diverse and extensive, whereby enabling the band to seamlessly span various musical genres. With broad performance experience both individually and collectively, The Uptown Groove is a polished and professional act, making them the perfect choice for your event.

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Jeff Riales & The Silvertone Express

Saturday, 8/13
9:30-11:30 pm
no cover

Singer/Songwriter

website: http://www.jeffriales.com/

http://wxxi.org/onstage/JeffreyRialesymedia.html

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Jeff Riales, a Memphis singer/songwriter, lives in New York and has 3 CDs out. His second CD, “The Ticket”, was named Rochester’s Local Album of the Year. Jeff has opened as a solo act for John Hiatt and Delber McClinton. Jeff is the songwriter and lead singer for his band, The Silvertone Express, and plays acoustic guitar.

The Silvertone Express Band is Joe Grillo (drums), house drummer fot eh Flipside Open Mik and performer with area bands; Bruce Diamond (fiddle, mandolin, bass, backup vocals) performs with local and touring bands; Dana Fine (bass, backup vocals) singer/songwriter performing original and traditional bluegrass/folk music, frequently accompanied by his wife, Ruth; and Mike Wittlek (lead electric guitar, mandolin) performer with many bands including HuNu. Jeff and The Silvertone Express perform at a variety of venues across the region.

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