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Last updated: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:39:52 GMT

  Insta-ROC Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0400
Get out and explore Rochester. Here’s nine Instagram-worthy locales that make a beautiful grid In the social media age, a captivating backdrop can turn a good photo into a great one. Made up of more than 30 smaller neighborhoods, Rochester offers tons of impressive art galleries, historic landmarks, murals, gardens, statues, and everything in between — all of them social-media worthy.…
  Album review: 'Unraveling' Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0400
Maybird "Unraveling"…
  Album review: 'Polka Dot Swing' Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0400
Yarms "Polka Dot Swing"…
  Christine Lavin goes everywhere and meets everyone Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0400
Christine Lavin is a wonder. The 65-year-old singer-songwriter's performances are fresh and interactive, and whether she's playing the coffee house circuit, a festival, or rocking out on the front porch of her sister's house in the Highland Park neighborhood, Lavin sandwiches her shows in between rounds of knitting and fancy napkin folding with her fans.…
  THEATER | Sankofa Theatre Festival Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0400
The Sankofa Theatre Festival (also formerly known as the Sankofa Evening of Theatre and Jazz) has for the last nine years staged works by Rochester African-American and Latinx playwrights, and is now entering its 10th year with more than 40 original one-acts and six full-length plays under its belt. The event has long held a mission to give opportunities to Rochester-based black playwrights, directors, actors, and technical artists.…
  ART | 'Acrylic Acuity' Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0400
Rochester artist Valerie Berner's latest exhibit, "Acrylic Acuity," is open for its final week at the Geisel Gallery. Berner's solo exhibition features acrylic paintings of swamp, desert, ocean, and forest settings, but each piece is left open to interpretation through the juxtaposition of sharp, thick lines and bold colors with each painting's unstructured mood.…
  COMEDY | Queer Queens of Qomedy Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0400
Three Queer Queens are coming to Rochester for a night of comedy. Erin Foley, the show's headliner, has appeared on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Conan," the "Arsenio Hall Show," and "Chelsea Lately," not to mention her numerous performances at the Montreal Comedy Festival.…
  THEATER | Amy Stiller: 'Just Trust' Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0400
Amy Stiller, the sister of Ben Stiller and daughter of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, has developed her show, "Just Trust," into a semi-autobiographical exploration of a non-famous woman trying to survive in a famous family. The one-woman-show examines topics like family and childhood in a world that worships celebrity.…
  SLUDGE METAL | EyeHateGod Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0400
For a band with almost 30 years of activity under its belt, it's nothing short of inspiring that New Orleans sludge metal pioneers EyeHateGod are still full of surprises. After a string of increasingly caustic records, from 1990's "In the Name of Suffering" to 2000's "Confederacy of Ruined Lives," the band entered a lengthy dark period it seemed it'd never emerge from.…
  FUNK | Holy Hand Grenade Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0400
Brooklyn-based band Holy Hand Grenade blends a mix of jazz, soul, and hip-hop to make a "new music collective inspired by world-grooves and memorable melodies," as the band itself puts it. The group employs both tenor and soprano saxophones and a prominent, soulful bassline for an exciting, tight jam.…