B-Side’s Open Jam hosted by Andy Saxby of Banned From the Tavern and Matt Beeman of Acoustic Brew.
Bringing together fellow musicians from the Fairport/Rochester area performing live on stage. There will be a full drum kit, bass, and electric guitar rigs, keyboards, and vocal mics set up and ready to plug in and play. Bring your full band or if you’re a guitarist, bass player, harmonica player, sax player etc. you can jam on stage with the House Band or plug in your acoustic guitar to the house sound system, step up to the mic, and show off your solo skills.
Interested in being a part of the Open Jam? Send us an email – email@example.com.
Jackson Cavalier has been active in the music scene of Western New York and beyond since the year 2013.
Starting off as a strict blues musician, Jackson transitioned into the realms of folk, country, bluegrass, and americana shortly there after. He released his first album, “Barefooted & Still Breathing” with his band The Fevertones in the Fall of 2013. In 2018 he released his first solo album entitled “Half Moon”, an intimate and sometimes raucous collection of indie folk and country western songs written by Jackson. Most Recently Jackson released his second full length solo album entitled “Spellbound”, which was heavily inspired by the music of Townes Van Zandt, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Shakey Graves.
When he isn’t gigging, Jackson is known for his stompin’, shoutin’, one man band busker routine.
Playing harmonica, guitar, drums, and singing all at once, he performs a variety of re-imagined covers and originals. He has won CITY Newspaper’s “Best Busker” competition three times.
We welcome back Steve Grills and The Roadmasters to B-Side.
“Blues guitarist Steve Grills is about as low key as they come; a tres cool operator that wields a red-hot guitar. Parked stage left, he puts his band, The Roadmasters, through the paces as he gives the audience a tour of the blues – a sampler platter, if you will, or perhaps passages off yellowy pages ripped from an encyclopedia of the blues. Mixed in with Grills’ referential and reverential treatment lies the man’s own sound, one that weaves in and out with the ghosts he admires and conjures.” – Jeff Spevak / Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Jeff Kelly sings of the human experience with a sense of vulnerability and grit that is both familiar and authentic. Honesty and attention to detail are at the root of each song and the emotion and experience is not lost on the listener.
Jeff currently splits his time between his solo endeavors and a rotating cast of musicians known as the Graveyard Shift. The band’s debut album, titled “Jeff Kelly and the Graveyard Shift” was released in April of 2018.
Originally from Massachusetts, Kelly made a slow migration to the Midwest, living in Rochester, New York for several years, before settling in Indianapolis, Indiana at the end of 2009. In the absence of family and people he knew, Kelly took up the guitar shortly thereafter, if only to keep him company. He’s been writing and performing ever since. The songs are a true reflection of where he’s been and where his heart continues to take him.
Jeff has performed both solo and full band alongside Lera Lynn, Joe Pug, Mikaela Davis, The Wild Reeds, Gaelic Storm, Christopher Paul Stelling, Hannah Aldridge, and many others.
If you’ve yet to experience the soul-grooving, body-moving, spirit-soothing sound of Teagan and the Tweeds, you don’t know what you’re missing.
A six-piece ensemble that includes a Hammond organ and pedal-steel guitar, the Tweeds rock a blues-country-folk vibe that fills a venue like nobody’s business. With their consistently high-energy performances and wide-ranging musical appeal, Teagan and the Tweeds have amassed an impressive following in and around Rochester, attracting new admirers at every show.
They offer a remarkable array of originals and pay due homage to greats like Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder in a well-handled selection of crowd-pleasing covers.
Step into the school of super-heavy funk and soul at B-side with DJ Scott Jones (bassist for EyeSpy and The Living Room Session). He’ll be playing records sure to get your feet stomping and your head bobbing. Come have a drink with and try some of Chef Will McDouglas tasty kitchen creations (Tuesdays are $7.99 Flatbread Pizza Night) ! Funk On!
A 5Head show feels like an illegal party. Not the kind where the cops come because it’s too loud, but the kind that the government might try to ban because it’s too much fun. With seemingly boundless energy, they dish out fiercely solid rhythm section grooves underneath traditionally catchy ska guitar stabs, all while sometimes sweet and sometimes red hot horn harmonies duke it out with front man Rob Reed’s freight train inspired vocals.
5Head fuses elements of 1st and 2nd wave ska with soul and swing to create an upbeat energetic sound that is catchy and feverishly danceable.
From a songwriting perspective, what makes 5Head stand out among the legions of other ska bands is simple: hook. That thing that catches your ear and makes something new seem familiar. From the bass lines to the chord progression, from the vocal melody to the horns lines, hook is king.
5Head has regularly shared stages with ska heavyweights Bim Skala Bim, The Toasters, and The Pietasters.
Rochester’s hot new singer/songwriter duo Mary Monroe and Nate Coffey provide a unique blend of instrumentation and World-Americana music. Monroe performs the lever harp, voice, and guitar, and Coffey the guitar, voice and bass.