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Robert "Heavy Metal Bob" Stiewe passes

It is with great sadness that we are reporting the passing of Robert "Heavy Metal Bob" Stiewe on May 16th, 2018. Bob was the host of the Academy of Shred, which he hosted since 2003 on WRUR. He owned and operated Heavy Metal Records in Webster until this past April. He is survived by his loving wife Jan and his two step daughters Cori and Kelli, as well as many many friends he considered family. A special celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations to the...

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It is with great sadness that we are reporting the passing of  Robert "Heavy Metal Bob" Stiewe on May 16th, 2018. Bob was the host of the Academy of Shred, which he hosted since 2003 on WRUR. He owned and operated Heavy Metal Records in Webster until this past April. He is survived by his loving wife Jan and his two step daughters Cori and Kelli, as well as many many friends he considered family. A special celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations to the Benincasa House would be greatly appreciated.

Different Radio is attending NonComm 2018 hearing new music to bring back to you. You can watch and listen by going to the vuhaus link above. Here is the lineup:

NonCOMM 2018 Live Streaming Schedule (All times EDT and subject to change) TUESDAY MAY 15 7:00p-7:25p – Craig Stickland 7:30p-7:55p – Sunny War 8:00p-8:25p – Parquet Courts 8:30-8:55p – Mitski 9:00-9:25p – Nilüfer Yanya (Slingshot Artist) 9:30p-10:00p – Phoebe Bridgers (Slingshot Artist) 10:05p-10:30p – Lucy Dacus 10:35p-11:05p – Rayland Baxter 11:10p-11:40p – Gang Of Youths

Want to see band from the area that entered NPRMusic's Tiny Desk contest? In no particular order, The Mighty High & Dry, Passive Agressives Anonymous, Multibird, Susana Rose, Old Deer Ensemble, Left-handed 2nd Baseman, The Transindental KARMAcist+1, and more...

Check them out at http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/browse-2018/?location=rochester,%20ny

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Colombian pop star Juanes and Chilean singer Mon Laferte recently wrapped up a sold-out tour of the United States, which (lucky for us) included a stop at the Tiny Desk.

Laferte began the concert solo with the torch song "Pa' Dónde Se Fue" (Where Did You Go?). She sang the break-up story with a smirk that belied the heartache hiding in her poignant lyrics. Then, after a short set break starring the Tiny Desk engineer Josh Rogosin, Juanes joined her to perform the duo's sultry single, "Amárrame" (Tie Me Up).

Sony announced late Monday that it plans to acquire most of EMI Music Publishing, a deal that would give what is already the world's largest music publishing company control of more than 2.3 million compositions.

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The only antidote for the hell-in-a-handbasket blues is the stankiest of funks, and no one makes it stankier than George Clinton. The good doctor is here to prescribe Medicaid Fraud Dogg, the first album in 38 years from Parliament, the P-Funk empire's more soulful outfit.

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It is with great sadness that we are reporting the passing of  Robert "Heavy Metal Bob" Stiewe on May 16th, 2018. Bob was the host of the Academy of Shred, which he hosted since 2003 on WRUR. He owned and operated Heavy Metal Records in Webster until this past April. He is survived by his loving wife Jan and his two step daughters Cori and Kelli, as well as many many friends he considered family. A special celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations to the Benincasa House would be greatly appreciated.

Beginning at noon ET on Friday, May 18, watch Tanya Donelly's Belly and UK rock act Editors perform live at the Non-Comm radio conference in Philadelphia. The show streams via VuHaus from World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

FRIDAY MAY 18

12:00-12:25 p.m. – Belly

12:30-1:00 p.m. – Editors

Beginning at 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 17, watch Brandi Carlile and Jade Bird perform live at public radio's Non-Comm conference. The show streams live via VuHaus from World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Thursday, May 17

12:00-12:25 p.m. ET – Jade Bird

12:30-1:00 p.m. ET – Brandi Carlile

Beginning at 12 noon ET on Wednesday, May 16, watch Titus Andronicus and Courtney Barnett perform during the first Free At Noon Concert of public radio's NON-COMMvention 2018. The show streams live via VuHaus from World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Find set times below, shown in Eastern Time and are subject to change.

WEDESDAY MAY 16

12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. – Titus Andronicus

Different Radio is attending NonComm 2018 hearing new music to bring back to you. You can watch and listen by going to the vuhaus link above. Here is the lineup:

NonCOMM 2018 Live Streaming Schedule (All times EDT and subject to change) TUESDAY MAY 15 7:00p-7:25p – Craig Stickland 7:30p-7:55p – Sunny War 8:00p-8:25p – Parquet Courts 8:30-8:55p – Mitski 9:00-9:25p – Nilüfer Yanya (Slingshot Artist) 9:30p-10:00p – Phoebe Bridgers (Slingshot Artist) 10:05p-10:30p – Lucy Dacus 10:35p-11:05p – Rayland Baxter 11:10p-11:40p – Gang Of Youths

Want to see band from the area that entered NPRMusic's Tiny Desk contest? In no particular order, The Mighty High & Dry, Passive Agressives Anonymous, Multibird, Susana Rose, Old Deer Ensemble, Left-handed 2nd Baseman, The Transindental KARMAcist+1, and more...

Check them out at http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/browse-2018/?location=rochester,%20ny

NPR Music is once again asking unknown bands and musicians across the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest will be sponsored for the fourth year by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and the winner will play NPR's famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S.

by Suzanne Foschino

  Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia's wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.

Since 1991, Sundays at 6PM have been greeted with the presentation of jazz standards by Ruth Elaine, a volunteer host on WRUR. Through the years, Sunday Session has developed a following, with dedicated listeners tuning in for the program. After 26 years, Ruth Elaine has decided to retire her program. She wishes her listeners well. A very private person, Ruth Elaine had a strong presence on the the radio. 

Two Trains Runnin'

Jan 31, 2018

Two Trains Runnin', a documentary about the search for two forgotten blues singers, set in Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement, will be shown at The Little Theatre, February 13th at 7pm and February 17th at 3pm as part of the "One Take" Documentary series. Director Sam Pollard will Skype with the audience after the screening on February 13th. 

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