WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 [ BLUES ]
Upward Groove. Temple Bar and Grille, 109 East Ave. 2326000. templebarandgrille.com. 10 p.m. [ ALBUM REVIEWS ] [ JAZZ ]
The Lustre Kings
Big Band Dance Series: Greece Jazz Band.
“Go Green with the Lustre Kings” Wild Boar Records lustrekings.com
Joe Brucato & The Joyous Noise FRIDAY, MAY 29 STICKY LIPS BBQ, 830 JEFFERSON ROAD 9 P.M. | $10 | STICKYLIPSBBQ.COM [ ROCK ] Award-winning singer-songwriter Joe
Brucato’s backing band, The Joyous Noise, is tight, precise, and energetic, giving space to the passionate soaring voice of a singer that is possibly one of the finest rock vocalists to emerge locally. The Joyous Noise is an all-star group featuring drummer Levi Bennett, Mark Terranova on bass, guitarist Mike Gladstone, and Brucato’s father, Chuck Brucato, a significant figure himself among Rochester-area musicians. The band’s repertoire draws from Joe Brucato’s three previous releases and new songs from a couple of soon-to-bereleased albums. — BY ROMAN DIVEZUR
With a punchy upright slap from the doghouse, Albany road dogs The Lustre Kings launch into a 14-track killer crosscut of American rockabilly on “Go Green with the Lustre Kings.” And this is a pure as it gets, folks. In many instances, rockabilly has been regulated as a spice, an afterthought, a detour for Americana artist who wanna fill dance floors. But ladies and gentlemen, The Lustre Kings are 100 percent rockabilly and there ain’t room for much else. The tall man with the snowy roof Mark Gamsjager leads the charge with a reedy vocal twang and a big bad guitar (his version of “Sleepwalk” makes me cry every time) comin’ at you though vintage tube and tweed. The whole band, plus assorted guests, is lint-and-spare-change-deep in the pocket. I dare you to sit still with this record on the hi fi. “Go Green” is a nice selection of covers (Big Joe Turner, The Rockats) and Lustre King gems that will go nicely plugged in the dash as you’re driving with no particular place to go. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ OPEN MIC ]
2000 Word Club. Writers and
Books, 740 University Ave. 338-9164. wab.org. 7-9 p.m.
A Vintage Year, Th Sycamore Four, and Bouncing Betty.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. 454-2966. bugjar.com. 9 p.m. $6-$8. [ POP/ROCK ]
Organissimo. Flour City
Station, 170 East Ave. 4135745. flourcitystation.com. 9 p.m. $10.
Your Daddy’s Rock and Roll. Sticky Lips BBQ Juke
Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq. com. 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 28
The Blind Owls “Say Goodbye” Cliff House Records
William Parker, Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi, and Watson Jennison Quartet SUNDAY, MAY 31 BOP SHOP RECORDS, 1460 MONROE AVENUE 8:30 P.M. | $15-$20 | BOPSHOP.COM [ JAZZ ] Bassist William Parker and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter (saxophone, flute, trumpet) have been major figures in avant-garde jazz since the early 1970’s. Italian drummer Federico Ughi moved to New York in 2000 and was quickly welcomed into the experimental scene. When they visit the Bop Shop on Sunday, they’ll be joined by another multi-instrumentalist, Toronto’s Watson Jennison. — BY RON NETSKY
Say hello to Corpus Christi’s The Blind Owls with the bands most excellent release “Say Goodbye.” Darlings of this year’s Lilac Festival, the band tore it up Fab Four style with a rough and raw rock ‘n’ roll attack — it’s more like the Fantastic Four come to think of it. Now, this band is young (I think some still have their baby teeth). No matter, The Blind Owls delivers four-part harmony over some solid guitar tantrum and twang. But back to that Fab Four reference. If you happened to catch the quartet’s semi-secret set at Abilene you would have heard songs — like “This Ain’t True” — that Lennon and McCartney wish they had written, played by a band that bounded about the stage like drunken pin balls. Who woulda thunk it? This platter will pick you up to get down. — BY FRANK DE BLASE
[ ACOUSTIC/FOLK ] Ava Marie. Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. abilenebarandlounge.com. 8:30 p.m. $5. Cat DeLaus. Boulder Coffee Co., 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. bouldercoffee. info. 7-9 p.m. [ BLUES ]
Son House Night with Genesee Johnny & Guests.
Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Rd. 292-5544. stickylipsbbq.com. 7-9 p.m. continues on page 16
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JUNE 3 | 7pm | 1349
JUNE 12 | 7pm | OTEP FRI
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JUNE 8: Smugtown Stompers JULY 13: Vince Ercolamento Trio AUG. 17: Bill Tiberio Group For more info and tickets: online at www.jazz901.org and by calling 585-966-2660 rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13
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