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 -The Greats: Celebrating Iconic Songwriters 6-8pm

Powerhouse vocalists and songwriters Siena Facciolo and Kelly Izzo-Shapiro take us on a musical journey through the ages, backed by a star-studded band, including Chris Palace on drums, Robert MacPartland on bass, and Mike Shapiro on lead guitar. This show features music from legendary songwriters, performed by local musicians at the top of their game. 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


“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…”
Infrared Radiation Orchestra. 7.03.24. 6-8pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610.

7.03.24 – Wed. Happy Hour – Infrared Radiation Orchestra 6-8pm

“The Infrared Radiation Orchestra’s HD76151 is a sort of nod to the gods of electric inspiration: a tumble through the modes, odes, and vestiges of a special and eternal time. Acid-guitar solos, avant-garde theremin, tight Crazy Horse-like rhythms, and an underlying punk spirit carries the album on a romp through the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Gritty, rustic, and totally psychedelic, the album is a wicked grower as vocalist and guitarist Kim Draheim and crew take you on an intimate journey through the elastic stoned age.” –

“Burly, grungy, stunning psychedelic garage rock compositions flow out of this group’s wailing guitars, hearkening back to a time when real rock ruled, but with a new dose of profound lyricism and a churning, addictive energy.” – Megan Romer, 2009 GRASSROOTS Program


Metal Meltdown Happy Hour. Hosted by Metal Heads Seth Voorhees and Mark Rapone. 5pm metal on vinyl 7pm metal on stage. Brainwash Victims. July 9th 2024.  Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610.

7.09.24 – Metal Meltdown – Brainwash Victim 5-8pm

The second Tuesday of every month a dark ichor weeps from the walls of Record Archive to signify it is time for the Metal Meltdown Happy Hour from exactly the hours of 5-8pm.


The Old Souls Band<br />
7.10.24 6pm. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610

7.10.24 – Wed. Happy Hour – The Old Souls Band

The Old Souls Band is a classic four piece from Rochester, NY that stuns audiences with music deeply influenced by a blend of funk, blues, jazz, and rock genres.  The band plays classics that include unique takes on the Grateful Dead, Wilco, Herbie Hancock, and Bob Dylan.  As young musicians, the band rocks audiences with an unexpected serious sound that resonates across generations.

Brody Schenk, on lead guitar, guides the band on a musical odyssey with concise rhythms and organic solo riffs that often take listeners to rock’s edge before reuniting with the band. Schenk, a Penfield native, plays across musical genres with a passion typically seen in older guitarists.

Influenced by great bass players including Phil Lesh, Geddy Lee, and Chris Squire, Jackson Wade, plays bass guitar with deep roots in the cello. Wade delivers funky complex rhythms that give The Old Souls Band a rich and tasty foundation for rock.

Noah Lester commands the drums while influenced by greats including John Bonham and Roger Guth, Lester drives The Old Souls Band with consistent beats and time changes that keep the band in clock-work transition and on point.

Trevor Smith, alto saxophone, is the glue that binds The Old Souls Band guitar, bass, and drums with a soulful sophistication that elevates the band’s sound. His unique style reflects that of Nirvana and Pearl Jam with the added challenge of presenting his influences on saxophone. Being well versed in other genres such as blues/jazz Trevor uses his specific skill set to lift the band to the next level.


Jim & Travis. Drinking Class Heroes. July 17th. 6pm. Jim Kerins and Travis Fitch combine for Drinking Class Heroes: Rochester's rockin' two-man band. Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester NY 14610

7.17.24 – Wed. Happy Hour – Drinking Class Heroes 6-8pm

In the sky.. it’s a bird.. it’s a plane.. it’s the Drinking Class Heroes!! Playing The Backroom Lounge at Record Archive for our famous Wednesday Happy Hour, July 17th 6-8pm. Happy Hour starts at 5pm! Come on down for pizza, charcuterie, & other snacks. The Drinking Class Heroes get to select from a large curation of craft beer and specialty wines and so do you! See you there!


7.24.24 – Wed. Happy Hour 6-8pm
Live music w/ The Dan Eaton Band

7.25.24 – Son House Blues Night 6-8pm
Genesee Johnny ft. Swamp Road Jukes

7.31.24 – Wed. Happy Hour 6-8pm
Live music w/ Buddhahood


+ more to come!



McKinley James Record Release Show

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