Violet Mary tries on Freddie Mercury for size

Mel Muscarella does not pause when asked to name her favorite singers. Freddy Mercury?

Farm-to-table jazz

The Bad Plus plays at The Little on Wednesday, August 30.

Kelley’s Heroes, saving the world one song at a time

Local musicians John Kelley and Jon Gary take the stage - and the soapbox.

The Reverend Peyton breaks free from the times

The Indiana-based trio plays Sunday night at Iron Smoke Distillery.

The pop and peculiarity of Regina Spektor

The singer-songwriter, who plays Kodak Center on August 1, waxes poetic on forgetting the lyrics, butterfly chasing, and her Russian homeland.

‘Rock the Locks!’ cross-pollinates Upstate New York

Local bands Aweful Kanawful, Jazz Goons and Low Spirits will play shows in Buffalo and Albany.

VickiKristinaBarcelona returns to Rochester International Jazz Festival with music noir

The Tom Waits-inspired trio will play two shows at Temple Theater on Saturday, June 24

Deer Tick is bitten by the maturity bug

The band plays Lincoln Hill Farms on Thursday, June 8

The Mighty High & Dry takes it where it can get it

The local rock band plays its album release show at Record Archive on May 31.

Jodie Foster is just a mom who confronts cannibals

The accomplished actress will be honored by George Eastman Museum on May 25.

The architecture of radio: Failing or fun?

A forecast for airwaves from the NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia.

Rochester Music Hall of Fame Awards serve up surprises

The 10th annual event brought together Fagan, Majestics, and even Eagles.

Rochester Music Hall of Fame returns, the hard way

Will Hollis, Brother Wease and Fred Costello among this year's honorees.

Record Store Day, and the archaeology of vinyl

Saturday’s Record Store Day, with exclusives ranging from The Allman Brothers to jazz greats, is the biggest holiday of the year for many music enthusiasts. We found a few of them, and asked: Why?

Violinist Renée Jolles honors Jewish artists in Holocaust remembrance concert

“A Time to Remember” is a free performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, in Kilbourn Hall.


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