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Mitty & The Followers. Live May 15 2024. 6-8pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610. Photos by ADW.
5.15.24 – Wed. Happy Hour – Mitty & The Followers 6-8pm
Old school cool, R&B soul…
Steve “Too Tall” Scheuerman, guitarist for Mitty And The Followers, is no stranger to the Upstate NY music scene. Front man for the Howlin’ Mercy
Blues Band for years, and has opened for Buddy Guy and Robert Cray! He’s also crafted several albums on Ultra-Huge Records, and supports the Followers with serious lead & rhythm guitar chores, along with background vocals!

John Graham, drummer for MATF, is one of the most outstanding musicians in the area, laying down the funk and Motown beats. We call him “The Funkifier”, “Dr. Beat-em-up”, an integral part of the band!

Eric “Mitty” Moore, bass and lead singer in the band, comes from the institution of “R & B SKOOL OF SOUL”! Through the ups and downs of living, he stays true to himself, over 15 years of MATF and 22 years with
“The Legendary Dukes.”
“Music IS everything for everybody, and I hope to contribute something for the love of music!!”

Sam Gruttadauria, keyboards and vocals, has been with the band for 15 years. He’s been playing for over 4 decades and has played with Miami Sound Machine, KC & The Sunshine Band, Clarence Clemmons, Dion,
Chuck Berry, Kool & The Gang, and many more!! True “blue-eyed-soul” at it’s best!!

No Child Left Behind. Performing Live. 5.17.24. Happy Birthday Paul! Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610

5.17.24 – No Child Left Behind 5-7pm
No Child Left Behind (the band, not the law) has been Penfield High School’s hardest working faculty band for over a decade. The guys that wrote the book on how to rock. Come hang in The Backroom Lounge for drink specials, fun events, prizes, and more!

Twenty One Pilots listening party SAT MAY 18 2pm New Album "Clancy" Out 5.24.24 Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St 14610

5.18.24 – Twenty One Pilots Listening Party 2pm
Join us in the backroom lounge to hear early, before anyone else: Clancy, the new album from twenty one pilots, releasing May 24, 2024. Album description:
“Clancy marks Twenty One Pilots’ first studio album in three years and follows their RIAA Gold certified LP, Scaled And Icy. With details of the release teased to fans via cryptic mailings and covert artswaps on streaming services, “Overcompensate” welcomes listeners back to the band’s immersive world of ‘Trench.’ Layers of synths build over a racing breakbeat in the song – a skilled passage of alternative dynamics, flexing in time, and ready to explode. Having amassed over 33 billion streams worldwide and over 3 million tickets sold across global headline tours, the Columbus, OH based duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have established themselves as one of the most successful bands of the 21st century and redefined the sound of a generation.  Co-produced by Joseph and Paul Meany, Clancy – due out May 24th – marks the final chapter in an ambitious multi-album narrative first introduced in the band’s 2015 multi-Platinum breakthrough, Blurryface.  Twenty One Pilots extended the ambitious concept laid out in Blurryface with their 2018 Platinum-certified album Trench.  Featuring the multi-Platinum and Platinum singles “Chlorine,” “My Blood” and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated “Jumpsuit,” the album graced spots on “Best of” year-end lists by Billboard, KERRANG!, Alternative Press, and Rock Sound—who placed it at #1.”

Twenty One Pilots listening party SAT MAY 18 2pm New Album "Clancy" Out 5.24.24 Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St 14610

5.21.24 – WALLOWS Listening Party 2pm
Join us in the backroom lounge to hear early, before anyone else: MODEL, the new album from WALLOWS, releasing May 24, 2024. 

BLU. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St 14610. 5.22.24 6-8pm.

5.22.24 – Wed. Happy Hour – Blu 6-8pm

“Blu is comprised of Mike Pallini / Vocal, Mark Balestra / Guitar, Mark Terranova / Bass, Dave Cohen / Drums, and Casey Filiaci on keys. The name – “blü”

These veterans of hundreds of recording sessions, bands, musical theatre pits, and of every kind of music imaginable have come together to play for you now. The band plays very cool music from the 70’s to the present – Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Hall and Oates, Steve Miller, and so many more – rearranged in a very familiar, but very new and funky style. The music is performed with uncompromising tightness, and musicianship, but mostly evocative and passionate. Each player is often individually featured, and combined with Mike’s smooth and tasteful vocals, an exciting new sound is readily apparent.”

Record Archive Finally Friday Happy Hour. Trivia Hosted by Gorilla Win Prizes. 5.24.24 4-7pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610

5.24.24 Finally Friday Happy Hour – Trivia hosted by Gorilla 4-7pm

Don’t miss out on the place to go to start your Friday Night, FINALLY FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR! Come hang in The Backroom Lounge from 4-7 EVERY FRIDAY for drink specials, fun events, prizes, and more.

Kelley's Heroes. 6-8pm. 5.29.24. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St 14610

5.29.24 – Wed. Happy Hour – Kelley’s Heroes 6-8pm

Kelley’s Heroes is an Original Indie Rock band from Rochester, NY which aims to meld the great singer-songwriter traditions with classic Indie Rock power and energy. You might hear echoes of our own heroes in our songs: from Elvis Costello to Steve Earle to the Beatles.

Son House Blues Night.<br />
Thursday 5.30.24 6-8pm. Hosted by: Genesee Johnny. Feat. Son Henry Band. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610.

5.30.24 – Son House Blues Night – Genesee Johnny ft. Son Henry Band 6-8pm

Genesee Johnny – hosts Son House Night again on the final Thursday of each month in the Backroom Lounge at Record Archive – featuring a special guest each month, beer, wine and pizza on top of the live music!!!
We’d like to thank Johnny, the Son House Club of Rochester and the local Blues community – the opportunity to continue the fine tradition of this event honoring the great Eddie James “Son” House Jr.
Son House was one of the original delta blues slide players who toured with and recorded at the same sessions with Charlie Patton and Willie Brown who influenced / taught Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Howlin Wolf only to quit music and disappear… He was found decades later living as an unknown here in Rochester, NY. He then would go on to record and tour internationally before old age and failing health forced his retirement.
About 10 years ago, Gordon Munding started a blues jam to bring our community of musicians and blues lovers together and who better to dedicate such an event to than such a historically overlooked icon like Son House – a one time local musician himself playing coffee houses and bars in the area between tour dates.
When Gordon handed Genesee Johnny off the reins 3 years ago he did everything he could to not only keep it going but to build on what he started…
“We’ve had our ups and downs experimenting with a few different things. Our last night at The Beale was very special without anyone knowing it – not only was it the last event before an unplanned break and a retool of sorts, but it was the enthusiasm and the turnout and the new and old faces that renewed my belief in this event and it’s potential. Andy is one of the best guitar pickers anyone’s ever heard or seen up close and he’s not coming all the way from Memphis Tennessee to play for nobody.” Genesee Johnny.
Fairport Music Festival Pop-Up. Ryan & Maggie of Magnolia Boulevard. May 31st 5pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood Street Rochester NY 14610

5.31.24 – FMF presents Maggie & Ryan of Magnolia Boulevard ***5PM EARLY PERFORMANCE

Like a caterpillar going through metamorphosis and becoming a butterfly, Magnolia Boulevard experiences a transformational process of growth on its latest EP, Things Are Gonna Change.

The five song project out July 7 sees the Lexington, Kentucky based band embrace the change in their lives, both good and bad, from pandemic related isolation to motherhood and the sudden passing of founding drummer Todd Copeland in 2021, in the process proving how through all life’s hurdles you can still endure.

The EP is written mostly by guitarist & keys player Ryan Allen and lead vocalist Maggie Noelle. Over the course of Things Are Gonna Change’s five songs the band lays out the story of their lives over the past few years and how they’re collectively grown from it beginning with the frenetic, anxiety ridden “Grip”. Slowly the paranoia present in the lyrics of the song evolve, eventually yielding the happy, loving and nurturing “More” that concludes with Maggie Noelle triumphantly belting out how becoming a mother has given her a new perspective on life, singing “And I’ll break down the walls that I built once before, ‘Cause you build me up and you make me more.”

In many ways, the band has thrived in part of how they’ve built and lifted each other up since forming in 2017. At the time Maggie Noelle was playing in a bluegrass band, although she’d been yearning for a creative outlet where she could let loose like her idols Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi.

In the six years since Magnolia Boulevard has gone on to develop a close relationship with PRS Guitars Founder and CEO Paul Reed Smith (who helped to mix and master Things Are Gonna Change) in addition to sharing stages with the likes of Blues Traveler, George Porter Jr., Marcus King, Neal Francis, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. The group has also been recognized for their excellence, winning the award for “Best Rock Band” at the Lexington Music Awards in 2018 and 2019 along with taking home first prize in the “On The Rise” band competition at Floydfest, one of the east coast’s biggest music festivals, in 2018.

Much like the band members of Magnolia Boulevard have endured over the highs and lows of the past few years, so has their music. The band’s emphatic and empowering anthems of love, self discovery, grief and uncertainty serve as a lesson to us all about life’s unpredictable nature and how to better live in the moment so we can appreciate everything and everyone around us before they’re gone.

“All I can hope is that folks can relate to each song in their own way & can feel every ounce of love that we put into them. There’s nothing more that I’d personally like to accomplish with our music than to share space for people to bask in.” – Mag

Wednesday Happy Hour Featured Artist. Nancy Kelly. June 5th 6-8pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610.

6.05.24 – Wed. Happy Hour – Nancy Kelly 6-8pm

“Nancy Kelly is one of the few blues-based jazz singers working today. Also active as a songwriter, educator and impresario, Nancy Kelly enjoys a solid international fan base thanks to her intoxicating swinging style. Ms. Kelly’s artistry harkens back to a time when jazz – including vocal jazz – was an authentic expression of genuine emotion. Kelly has appeared regularly in New York City for decades, at such hallowed venues as The Blue Note, Birdland, The Rainbow Room and Dizzy’s at JALC. She also works frequently throughout the USA and abroad, in jazz clubs, festivals, and symphony orchestra engagements. International exposure has included engagements in Singapore, Switzerland, France, Turkey, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia. She was twice named Best Female Jazz Vocalist in the DownBeat Readers’ Poll, and was inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame on May 1, 2022. Past alumni include trumpeters Chuck Mangione and Lew Soloff; opera star Renee Fleming, bass legend Ron Carter, drummer Steve Gadd and vibraphonist Joe Locke. Esteemed company indeed! Nancy Kelly has recorded seven critically-acclaimed recordings that also charted at radio. Her first recording, Live Jazz, reached #11 on the Billboard jazz charts. Born to Swing and her fourth recording, Well Alright feature tenor saxophonist Houston Person. Nancy’s highly-acclaimed B That Way enjoyed eight solid weeks in the top 50 on the national Jazz Week charts and received rave reviews worldwide. Her most recent full album, Remembering Mark Murphy, with guest artist Randy Brecker, was hailed by Jazziz as one of the top 20 Jazz recordings of 2019. Nancy’s latest, Jazz Woman, enjoyed 14 weeks at #1 on the RMR charts.”
Wednesday Happy Hour Featured Artist. Fornieri Brothers. Live Music. JUne 12 6-8pm Happy Hour 5pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610

6.08.24 – 2pm DPG & Record Archive present “How To Sell Your Music in Today’s Marketplace”

Record Archive and DPG present “How to Sell Your Music in Today’s Marketplace”
Join us for an informational presentation for independent musicians, artists, bands, managers, and labels. The topics covered will range from marketing campaign options & release strategies to physical marketplace overviews, rights & metrics resources, to booking gigs, sync agents, and more. Get tips for Spotify and 6+ other streaming services. Andrea Young, CEO of DPG Worldwide, will speak on the emerging music industry and share her wealth of knowledge, followed by Alayna Alderman, VP of Record Archive who will give crucial insight to the world of physical media and the record industry. A Q&A session will follow with opportunities to explore marketing strategies with DPG.
Space is limited for this event so please RSVP directly to alayna@recordarchive.com
Wednesday Happy Hour Featured Artist. Fornieri Brothers. Live Music. JUne 12 6-8pm Happy Hour 5pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610

6.12.24 – Wed. Happy Hour – Fornieri Brothers 6-8pm

Long time veterans of the Rochester NY Music Scene, Joe and Pete Fornieri front this high-powered ensemble of Rock and Soul, with a bunch of blues thrown in for good measure. “The Fornieri Brothers are Joe and Pete Fornieri on the front line. And on the back line we have Pete’s son Joe, or we can call him JoJo or Lil’ Joe… whatever… he’s a Fornieri too, and he plays the bass. Rounding out the thing, we have the only NON Fornieri in the group, and that would be Mike “butter beard” Morgan on the drums.”
Ladies of the Canyon feat. Siena Facciolo and Kelly Izzo-Shapiro. Great Songwriters through the ages. June 14th 6pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610.

6.14.24 – Ladies of the Canyon – Great Songwriters Through the Ages 6-8pm

Siena Facciolo and Kelly Izzo-Shapiro, backed by a full kickass band, will take us on a musical journey through the ages. The show will feature music from all-female legendary songwriters. Join us in the Backroom Lounge for this musical odyssey!
BLB Brian Lindsay Band June 19th 6-8pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610.

6.19.24 – Wed. Happy Hour – Brian Lindsay Band 6-8pm

On the 2022 LP Revival: “Brian Lindsay delivers an inspired roots-rocking record that is filled with swagger and inspired performances. Backed by his veteran band and some of New York’s finest musicians, they burn through 10 songs in his trademark conceptual format. With his lyrical craftsmanship, he transports the listener to places and times, bringing a renewed sense of hope and purpose to a world…that is long over-due for revival. Following the success of Lindsay’s first 3 LPs, The Crossing, Esperanza, The Monkey, The Tango and the Boogaloo, which all had songs that were added to over 150 Triple A format radio stations nationally, critics agree this LP, REVIVAL is his finest. The Brian Lindsay band has shared the stage with The Smithereens, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Shooter Jennings, Donna the Buffalo, Willie Nile, Poppa Chubby, The Outlaws and The Little River Band, to name a few.”
Wednesday Happy Hour Featured Artist. Nancy Kelly. June 5th 6-8pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610.

6.20.24 – Pat Thomas – Book Release with Special Guests 6-8pm

Pat Thomas returns to Rochester for a Book Release Party for his recently released Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archive of Alan Ginsberg (Powerhouse Books)
Pat Thomas grew up near Rochester and became a vital member of the ’80s Rochester new wave/punk music environment as the percussionist for “Absolute Grey,” a four piece band that began Thomas’s long career as a musician, producer and archivist.
 
But Pat is currently celebrating his parallel career as a counter-cultural historian, with the release of his new book, Material Wealth: Mining the Personal Archives of Allen Ginsberg and its companion CD of some of Ginsberg’s musical collaborations. Working directly with the Ginsberg estate, Thomas has assembled a choice selection of ephemera from the famed poet and counter-cultural icon personal archives–a smorgasbord of posters, letters, notes, fan mail, photos, critiques and unreleased materials, all gleaned from the huge Ginsberg archives at Stanford University. (see attachment)
 
Pat is also the author of “Listen Whitey,” Sounds of the Black Revolution 1965-1975.
 
Pat Thomas will be joined by writer Pete Conners, the editor/publisher of the highly regarded BOA Editions to discuss Ginsberg’s impact on American culture. (Pete Conners is the author of “The White Hand Society, The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg,” as well as several other publications.)
 
Rochester cultural icon Dick Storms, owner of the Record Archive, will join the discussion.  
 
Writer/Performer/Yoga instructor Anderson Allen will provide a special performance for the event. (Allen was chosen as one of City Newspaper’s  2023 Rochester Ten, for his unique contributions to the Rochester community). Larry Champoux will host.
 
Copies of books by Pat Thomas will be available for purchase.
 
This is a free event. Co-sponsored by Record Archive, Imageout Film Festival, and Writers & Books.
 
 
AMD Adrienne Mack-Davis Special DJ Set. 6.26.24<br />
6-8pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610

6.26.24 – Wed. Happy Hour – Adrienne Mack-Davis 6-8pm

Adrienne Mack-Davis is a classically trained singer/songwriter originally hailing from Rochester NY. Her sound is a blend of Soul, RnB melodies fused with infectious Hip Hop, Pop and Reggae influenced instrumentals. She emanates positivity and self-love to inspire compassion and self-confidence in people from all walks of life. “Be yourself, it’s good for your health!” is her motto. For over a decade she has traveled the world performing over 1300 live shows both nationally and internationally opening and collaborating with the likes of Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, Rakim, Redman, Pharoah Monch, Hannibal Burress, Homeboy Sandman, Styles P, Chali 2na, Anthony B, Sister Nancy, Troi Boi, Stooki Sounds, Swiss Beats and KRS-One to name a few. She has participated in dozens of service workshops in over 9 countries on such topics as anti-human trafficking, entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment. Having lived overseas she’s had the privilege of being able to experience different cultures abroad allowing the opportunity for deeper self reflection, self development and maturity in her sound. Based currently in the New England area her latest release HEALER is a must listen and as a seasoned performer she definitely puts on a live show that you won’t soon forget!
Son House Blues Night<br />
Thursday 6.27.24 6-8pm.<br />
Hosted by Genesee Johnny feat. Rusty Fisher and "Big" Mike D'Aurizio.<br />
Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610

6.27.24 – Son House Blues Night – Genesee Johnny ft. Rusty Fisher and “Big” Mike D’Aurizio 6-8pm

Genesee Johnny –  hosts Son House Night again on the final Thursday of each month in the Backroom Lounge at Record Archive – featuring a special guest each month, beer, wine and pizza on top of the live music!!!
We’d like to thank Johnny, the Son House Club of Rochester and the local Blues community – the opportunity to continue the fine tradition of this event honoring the great Eddie James “Son” House Jr.
Son House was one of the original delta blues slide players who toured with and recorded at the same sessions with Charlie Patton and Willie Brown who influenced / taught Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Howlin Wolf only to quit music and disappear… He was found decades later living as an unknown here in Rochester, NY. He then would go on to record and tour internationally before old age and failing health forced his retirement.
About 10 years ago, Gordon Munding  started a blues jam to bring our community of musicians and blues lovers together and who better to dedicate such an event to than such a historically overlooked icon like Son House – a one time local musician himself playing coffee houses and bars in the area between tour dates.
When Gordon handed Genesee Johnny off the reins 3 years ago he did everything he could to not only keep it going but to build on what he started…
“We’ve had our ups and downs experimenting with a few different things. Our last night at The Beale was very special without anyone knowing it – not only was it the last event before an unplanned break and a retool of sorts, but it was the enthusiasm and the turnout and the new and old faces that renewed my belief in this event and it’s potential. Andy is one of the best guitar pickers anyone’s ever heard or seen up close and he’s not coming all the way from Memphis Tennessee to play for nobody.” Genesee Johnny.
AMD Adrienne Mack-Davis Special DJ Set. 6.26.24<br />
6-8pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610

6.28.24 – McKinley James “Working Class Blues” Record Release Show 6-8pm

TICKETED EVENT*** Tickets $25 – includes copy of new CD

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

“McKinley James is equal parts old soul and modern man. Armed with an electric guitar and sharp songwriting chops, he breathes new life into classic sounds with Working Class Blues, a debut album that introduces his mix of American rock & roll, amplified soul, and raw rhythm & blues.
It’s a sound powered by groove and guitar. A sound that’s been sharpened by countless shows — from dive bar residences in Nashville to headlining gigs across Europe — and rooted in the shared bloodline of McKinley and his longtime bandmate: father Jason Smay. Together, they rewrite the rulebook for blues-inspired rock duos, creating a lean, honest version of American roots music that makes room for everything from Motown hooks to roadhouse boogie-woogie. “We’re not trying to sound old-school,” says McKinley, who grew up watching his father play drums for acts like Los Straitjackets and JD McPherson. “We love traditional blues and soul, but this isn’t a retro act. The topics, themes, and songs are always fresh.” To capture those songs as genuinely as possible, McKinley and Jason spent a three-day weekend in the home studio they’d constructed inside their family barn, recording a series of live performances with analog gear and minimal microphones. Jason played a vintage Ludwig drum set from 1970. McKinley played a vintage ’54 Stratocaster through a Peavey Pacer. Without headphones or any studio gimmicks, the two performed together in real time, locking into the swaggering shuffle of songs like “Movin'” and “Call Me Lonesome,” the singalong melodies of “Always On My Mind,” and the bare-boned blues of “Get To My Baby.”
“We’d already been playing those songs live,” McKinley explains, “so it felt easy to just hit record and do what we always do at our shows. When your band is only two people, there’s no hiding. It keeps you honest, and that was the goal with this album, too — to be as honest as possible about who we are and what we do.” That goal began taking shape in upstate New York, where McKinley was raised in a household filled with music. Inspired by everything from Stax to disco to ’80s R&B, he became a guitar prodigy at a young age. “I showed him an old video of Booker T. & the M.G.’s playing Norway in 1967,” Jason remembers, “and McKinley saw Steve Cropper totally ripping it and thought, ‘Ok, that’s what I want to do, too.’ He must’ve been 10 years old.” McKinley quickly learned not only to play guitar, but to sing and write his own material, too. Along the way, Jason pushed him to expand his horizons…”

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Record Archive proudly presents MCKINLEY JAMES RECORD RELEASE SHOW. FRIDAY 6.28.24 $25 TICKET GUARANTEED ENTRY INCLUDES NEW CD "WORKING CLASS BLUES" ON ARCHIVE RECORDS.

McKinley James Record Release Show

Get your tickets here for the release of “Working Class Blues” by McKinley James

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