Music

A look into Rochester’s historical jazz scene

African American communities have contributed greatly to the American musical scene, but one genre with especially strong ties to Rochester is Jazz.

AJR’s D-Day concert was an intimate success

UR students were given an intimate and engaging experience that just about met every expectation possible given our current circumstances.

Culture’s albums of the week 4/27

This week’s local artist is the legendary drummer Steve Gadd!

Culture’s albums of the week 4/20

We're going to recommend great new albums you should listen to. Here's our first batch.

Online learning deals musical education a blow 

The world of music education is a wildly different one, and, thus, so was the transition to online classes. 

Jessie Reyez came to kill love songs in her debut album

The imperfections in her voice are the most beautiful aspects of her sound. And on that note, “Before Love Came to Kill Us” brings something a lot of popular music misses today. True emotion. 

CT Recommends: Polyphia

I’m a simple man: I hear a funky little sound, I listen to it nonstop for three weeks, I forget about it. One such sound I discovered in 2018 that I’ve yet to shake is an instrumental band called Polyphia.

CT Recommends: ‘Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground’

His gravelly moans and vibrated hums conveys a sorrow so gut-wrenching, it’s all too clear he carried an unimaginable burden in his heart. 

King Krule’s ‘Man Alive!’ is a paranoid, genre-bending opus

His signature blend of punk, jazz and electronic sounds put him in a lane of his own, and his newest album “Man Alive!” is yet another reminder of this fact. 

The Iron Maidens raise hell at Montage Music Hall

  8:15 p.m., Montage Music Hall. I was standing in line waiting for the doors to open. I was there…