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Music Reviews from live concert and festival performances in Upstate New York.

Ithaca Reggae Festival Was All Day Perfect

Ithaca Reggae Festival Was All Day Perfect

Pulling into performer and press parking, you can hear the faint sounds of horn music and the smell of Jamaican food. We must be at the Ithaca Reggae Festival! First thing I see i ...

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FYAH in the Flour City: An Evening With Root Shock in Rochester

FYAH in the Flour City: An Evening With Root Shock in Rochester

The reggae scene in Upstate New York has been a rich one, with the onset over 20 years ago by Kevin Kinsella and Elliot Martin’s formation of the groundbreaking roots band, John B ...

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Did You Really Laugh Out Loud?

Did You Really Laugh Out Loud?

As odd as that statement seems on its own, it was a profound observation made by Sophistafunk’s Jack Brown on how today's technology has become an issue in the breakdown of societ ...

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Friends, Doses, and an Orangutan: The Story of an American Roadie

Friends, Doses, and an Orangutan: The Story of an American Roadie

Steve Parish is not a man to waste words. When asked by an adoring fan, “What’s the highest you’ve ever been?”, he blows you away. Not by telling some war story about the time the ...

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Birthdays, Blues, and Bertha: A Night on Westcott Street

Birthdays, Blues, and Bertha: A Night on Westcott Street

Yo, how you doin’ ladies and gentlemen? Once again, it’s Andrew Agliata, AKA Cassady, AKA The Golden Guinea, coming to you on behalf of Upstate Music and Food, where we are dedica ...

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One Man, One Amazing Two Hour Set

One Man, One Amazing Two Hour Set

Often in life, friends will turn me onto musicians and bands that end up becoming a regular listen in my playlist. November 20th was no exception to the statement. I was shown the ...

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Dark Hollow Brings a Dead Art to Auburn

Dark Hollow Brings a Dead Art to Auburn

With the world at their command, Dark Hollow hit the stage at the Auburn Public Theater on Saturday night, November 17th,  and once again cemented their place among the fan-favori ...

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Scrambled Funk and Sexy Blues with a side of Big Eggs

Scrambled Funk and Sexy Blues with a side of Big Eggs

September 14th, Funk ‘n Waffles Syracuse threw a birthday shindig for Austin, the big sexy teddy bear that fronts the bluesadelic funk machine known as Big Sexy and the Scrambled ...

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A Life Changing Grassroots Festival

A Life Changing Grassroots Festival

There is no place like the right time!  Donna the Buffalo sings about this in their song off the Positive Friction album, and for me all I can ever think about is the Grassroots F ...

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It Was An Evolutionary Folkfest For 2018

It Was An Evolutionary Folkfest For 2018

It’s been an annual tradition since I can remember. Sterling Stage gave summer a proper welcome on Memorial Day weekend with their annual Folkfest. May 24th-27th, 2018 began the 2 ...

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