DJ Paul Goodwin spins a set of Big 80s! Alt, New Wave, Synth-Pop, Goth, Glam, and Post-Punk! Echo & The Bunnymen, Simple Minds, REM, The Pretenders, Soft Cell, Squeeze, INXS, The Jam, Elvis Costello, Psychedelic Furs, The Fixx, Peter Gabriel…
Mel Bryant and Aaron John are an Indie/Folk/Blues duo hailing from upstate New York and NYC, respectively, who combine punk influenced indie slacker folk rock with blues influenced modern americana. Recent grads of the Frost School of Music in Miami, FL, their songwriting styles are bold, poetic and heartfelt like the New York moonlight, and together their harmonies are warm and inviting like the South Florida sun.
Rochester’s Sam Nitsch is an up and coming singer-songwriter. He plays piano, guitar, violin, and ukulele in an indie-pop style. Sam combines classical training and contemporary influences including innovative use of a loop pedal in his performances and recordings. Sam will be studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston this fall.
Marty Roberts & Donny Conga bring their surf bar party vibe to B-Side. Grab a tambourine and join in the fun.
“I was born in Rochester, New York and still live in the area. I have been writing songs and singing since I was in 8th grade. When I was in college I use to perform at coffee houses and local parties. My first CD “First Time…At Last”, was released in 2002 and includes 11 original songs (like “Face of an Angel” and ” I did the Best I could…so Far”). My second CD, “Second Chances” was released on December 1st of 2004. My third CD, “3rd Times a Charm” was released in 2012. It includes 12 originals and 2 cover songs. Check out some of my audio samples on my “Music” page.” – Marty http://www.singermartyroberts.com/music/
“The Chinchillas occupy the space located somewhere in between honky-tonk’s “Aww shucks” and rock ‘n’ roll’s “Aww f**k it.” The band is the alt to the nth degree and the bang to the American beer joint’s textbook twang. The Chinchillas are kinda, sorta like The Replacements without as big of a death wish. Hysterically deadpan and insightful, front man Pete Anvelt is one of the best songwriters I know.” – Frank De Blase / CITY Newspaper