What it’s all about

City Newspaper’s Ron Netsky had nice things to say about us recently. In case you missed it, he called us Rochester’s “best ubiquitous independent concert venue”: Bop Shop Records has always been a great place to find vintage records, and the old Village Gate location sponsored adventurous jazz concerts in the atrium. But in recent years,


Thanks to all who came out for Geva’s Son House project, “Journey to the Son: A Celebration of Son House.” This once-in-a-lifetime, four-day festival was a breathtaking event. The participants, the fans, the artists and staff and volunteers of Geva were amazing. After experiencing the music, theater, film, audio recordings, storytelling, photographs and lectures in

The Doug Meech Collection

The amazing vinyl records of the late Doug Meech, original drummer for the Chesterfield Kings, make a short visit to the Buffalo area Saturday as part of the Vinyl Mania Record Convention Night. The event, at American Legion Post #205, 3354 Delaware Ave., brings together more than 35 dealers offering all sorts of records, CDs

SOLD OUT! Mary Gauthier returns to Rochester

Tonight’s show is sold out! Thanks, everybody! Remember, seating is limited, so arrive early for the best options.   We are so excited to be bringing Mary Gauthier back to town. Her music is powerful, but not in a loud way. Thoughtful, meticulous, breathtaking. When Mary talks about the songwriting process, she says: “There’s no

WHY VINYL … or, why Record Store Day matters

By T.C. Pellett Guest contributor I love the look that most people get on their face when I tell them I still listen to and buy vinyl more than any other music format. There’s this little head tilt accompanied by a face that says, “Oh, you’re one of those hipsters, aren’t ya?’ Even more shock