Muler parties like it's 2003 on melodic, moody new album 'Get Well'

On "Get Well," Muler's first full-length album since 2016, the rock quintet's emo instincts yield catchy music without overindulgence.

Benny Bleu's 'March of the Mollusk' is a clawhammer banjo zen session

Finger Lakes folk musician Ben Haravitch, aka Benny Bleu, does away with words entirely on his new banjo-centric album.

Review: Fuzzrod should stick to garage rock

Fuzzrod ventures outside the garage punk box on its second album, "II," but the band sounds best when it sticks to what it knows.

Fivebyfive sheds pretension, embraces fun on 'The Play Album'

On its sophomore release, the modern classical ensemble fivebyfive puts the charm back in chamber music by prioritizing accessible sounds.

Joe Locke pays tribute to musicians past on 'Makram'

Vibraphonist Joe Locke's new album, "Makram," is an homage to musicians who have influenced him and his band.

Nabaté Isles blends jazz and hip-hop on 'En Motion'

Eastman alum and trumpeter Nabaté Isles adds hip-hop to the jazz fusion stew on his new album "En Motion."

Agaaze makes wide-ranging electro-pop album 'For You'

As the electro-pop artist Agaaze, Rochester native Agathya Visveswaran leans into funk and hip-hop on his sophomore album, "For You."

Indie folk band Einstein's Dreams soars on single 'It's OK to Fall'

"It's OK to Fall," the new single from Eric Heveron-Smith's chamber folk band Einstein's Dreams, is breezy folk-pop with artsy ambitions.

Driftwood's Dan Forsyth goes solo with the lonely, lovely 'Friday Night Nowhere'

Driftwood frontman Dan Forsyth shifts away from his band's sunny Americana to overcast folk songs on his solo debut, "Friday Night Nowhere."

Growl Bear's "The Dream" is charming Americana

Under the name Growl Bear, singer-songwriter Jeremy Button strings together 11 folksy vignettes into an endearing collection of Americana.

Our 10 favorite Rochester albums of 2022

Rochester’s soul queen, a fun-loving jazz trio, and a blistering death metal band all made CITY's 2022 playlist.

Ryan Sutherland offers a rock history lesson on ‘Sutherland II’

Ryan Sutherland's latest album is a musical think piece on Rust Belt decay that varies from acoustic musings to electric freak-outs.

Animal Sounds teases new album with the dark single ‘RED’

Animal Sounds' sneaky good single "RED" may be a sign of a maturing indie rock sound on the forthcoming album "Labyrinth."

RPO blazes new path with a world premiere and Brahms’s Requiem

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's Thursday performance boldly paired a world premiere by Derrick Skye with Brahms's "A German Requiem."

David Merulla's Autumn in Halifax chooses simple songwriting over excess

Autumn in Halifax makes solitary, vulnerable folk music that eschews recent indie trends in favor of straightforward songwriting.



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