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Get the inside scoop on the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival with Democrat and Chronicle music critic Jeff Spevak.Every weekday morning during the festival June 23-30, Jeff will be joining Scott Regan on Open Tunings to run down the day’s best bets and the most intriguing artists. He’ll also throw in performance reviews and a few tips to make your trip to the festival a lot more fun. Listen to Open Tunings every morning at 10:30 on WRUR-FM 88.5 for  The Jazz Corner.

An appreciation of the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, generally recognized as the first pop or rock festival of all-time.  It featured 33 acts in 3 days in June in 1967 and catapulted stars like Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, The Who and Jimi Hendrix into the American media spotlight.  A panel of music writers and photographers join festival co-producer Lou Adler, documentary filmmaker DA Pennebaker, guitarist Steve Cropper, and Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane to discuss what was so special about Monterey Pop with host Paul Ingles

The Little Theatre is ready to party like it’s 1929!

The newly renovated Little Theatre marquee will reclaim its place as one of Rochester’s visual landmarks on Monday, June 12, with a Marquee Relighting Block Party. The street celebration begins outside The Little (240 East Ave.) at 6:30 p.m. and the relighting presentation begins at 8:30 p.m.

After a brief set of presentations at 8:30 p.m., the new marquee will be switched on for the first time at dusk.

For decades, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has ranked highly on many All-Time Best Album lists. Celebrated as the first quasi-concept album in rock, fans and critics have long lauded the songcraft, the pioneering production sounds, and its colorful, now iconic, cover art. Some say it both reflected and drove the burgeoning youth culture through the "Summer of Love" in 1967. In more recent years, some critics have tried to cut through the mythology of the album and reconsider it in every way.

Thanks to all who came out and supported our Tiny Desk favorites concert. We had a full house at Three Heads Brewery and the music, beer, and BBQ were fantastic. Thanks to Kitestring, Machine Gun English, and The Mighty High and Dry for their musical talents, and a specail thanks to Geoff, Zach, and all the staff of Three Heads for an amazing evening in support of public media and local music. Keep listening to Different Radio for details of our next event.

Tonight is the Different Radio  Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue), with The Mighty High And Dry, Kitestring, and Machine Gun English. Plus Midnight Smoke BBQ will be on site for some great 'Q to go along with great Three Heads Beer! Doors open at 6:00 pm and the music starts at 7:00 pm. Join us for beer tastings, flights, music and fun, and support Different Radio, WRUR and WITH!

Only One week away! On Thursday, May 25, Different Radio will sponsor a Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue), with The Mighty High And DryKitestring, and Machine Gun English.

On Thursday, May 25 Different Radio will sponsor a Tiny Desk Favorites Concert at Three Heads Brewing Beer Garden (186 Atlantic Avenue), with The Mighty High And Dry, Kitestring, and Machine Gun English.

Johnny Bartlett of California

Greg Townson has played his share of instrumental music since the mid-1980’s; Outfits such as the Essentials, Salamanders, and Hi-Risers have been privy to Greg’s musical talent. He’s also produced an album by Swiss roots-rockers Hillbilly Moon Explosion back in 2011, and is currently co- guitarist with Eddie Angel in Los Straitjackets, who have just completed an album backing the one and only Nick Lowe. Greg’s third LP, “Travelin’ Guitar” was released last week on the Greg’s own label, 2-Bit records.

You know The Little Theater as the area's premier cultural center for the presentation of American and foreign independent films, along with discussions and educational activities. However, The Little is also a musical hotspot most nights of the week with a variety of artists of different genres performing in The Little Cafe.

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