Charlie Lindner holiday Show

Charlie Lindner with Guests Matt Ramerman and Kyle Vock
Sunday, December 18th 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Bop Shop Records

Charlie Lindner holiday Show features original jazz compositions, holiday music themes from favorite films, and teases from classical and well known pieces. Charlie will perform on an acoustic piano, accompaniment by Kyle Vock (upright bass) and Matt Ramerman (drums).

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YES It’s that time of year again!
NO! Not Christmas
We have lots in store for you that day; first off we open at 9am offering all the juicy RSD vinyl records pressed up special releases for that day. We also have boatloads of newly acquired vinyl from several collections we’ve picked up recently. Killer wax!
9am we open and offer a coffee tasting from our favorite roasters in town FUEGO COFFEE
12 noon we start with WAYO RADIO 104.3FM broadcasting live from the store till 3pm. Live music at noon by Ben Morey and the EYES and from 1 to 3pm WAYO DJs Paul Gabbey and Steven Bynoe will be spinning records from our vast selection of groovy wax!
At 3:30 rock out to one of Rochester’s coolest new bands The Temptators!
And at 5pm, wrapping up the day’s festivities is the legendary Peter Stampfel, former member of the FUGS and THE HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS.

By | November 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BLACK FRIDAY – RECORD STORE DAY!


martin barre poster 2016Tuesday September, 13th, 8 pm
Wednesday September, 14th, 8 pm
Lovin’ Cup Bistro & Brews
300 Park Point Dr. Rochester NY 14623
Tickets $25 adv / $30 door

Tickets available for Tuesday at Bop Shop Records, Lovin’ Cup, and online

Tickets available for Wednesday at Bop Shop Records, 
Lovin’ Cup, and online

Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

Martin’s guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on ‘Aqualung’. His playing on the album ‘Crest of a Knave’ earned him a Grammy award in 1988.

As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the “classic” music from the Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years. The band includes top musicians from a similar background.

For more about Martin –

By | September 6th, 2016|Bop News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on MARTIN BARRE BAND

Bop Shop Records presents: Spring-loaded live music!

Spring is here, for sure, and that means a whole new batch of in-store performances at Bop Shop Records

Photo by Aaron Winters

Photo by Aaron Winters

and concerts at Lovin’ Cup — and special Day of the Record Store events, too.

We’re excited about each of these shows. For all the details, just click on the link. And we’ll see you there!

Michael Vlatkovich Quartet — Wednesday, April 6, 8:30 p.m. at Bop Shop Records

Jen Chapin — Sunday, April 10, 7 p.m. at Lovin’ Cup Bistro and Brews

Day of the Record Store! featuring the Televisionaries, Fox Sisters and the Lustre Kings — with good vibes from WAYO, coffee from Fuego and snacks from Orange Glory! — April 16, starting at 9 a.m. at Bop Shop Records

The Rita Collective — CD RELEASE PARTY!  — Sunday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. at Bop Shop Records

Hey Mavis — Saturday, April 23, 8:30 p.m. at Bop Shop Records

Stick Men — Sunday, April 24, and Monday, April 25, 8 p.m. at Lovin’ Cup

Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group — Sunday, May 1, 7 p.m. at Lovin’ Cup

Twin Talk (fea. Katie Ernst) — Friday, May 6, 8:30 p.m. at Bop Shop Records

HerbRobertsonKenFilianoHarveySorgen Trio — Wednesday, May 11, 8:30 p.m. at Bop Shop Records

Michael McNeil’s resAUnance — Tuesday, May 24, 8:30 p.m. at Bop Shop Records

Rob Garcia 4 (with Noah Preminger, John Stetch and Masa Kamaguchi) — Friday, June 10, 8:30 p.m. at Bop Shop Records

The Out Louds (fea. Mary Halvorson, Ben Goldberg and Tomas Fujiwara) — Monday, June 20, 8 p.m. at Bop Shop Records

By | March 30th, 2016|Bop News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bop Shop Records presents: Spring-loaded live music!

What it’s all about

Mary Gauthier performing June 10, 2015, at Bop Shop Records. (Photo by Aaron Winters)

Mary Gauthier performing June 10, 2015, at Bop Shop Records. (Photo by Aaron Winters)

City Newspaper’s Ron Netsky had nice things to say about us recently.

In case you missed it, he called us Rochester’s “best ubiquitous independent concert venue”:

Bop Shop Records has always been a great place to find vintage records, and the old Village Gate location sponsored adventurous jazz concerts in the atrium. But in recent years, and without much fanfare, the new location on Monroe Avenue has become a major independent concert venue. Bop Shop owner, Tom Kohn, has become a leading impresario at multiple venues. With acts ranging from straight-ahead ensembles to avant-garde groups, Kohn’s shop has grown into a stop on many Northeast tours. While Kohn is happy to give up-and-coming acts a chance, he also brings in established players like Dave Liebman, Matthew Shipp, and Joel Harrison, and groups like the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. His interests stretch way beyond jazz to contemporary folk artists like Jen Chapin and Rory Block and world music bands like the Musette Explosion. But the Bop Shop is just part of it. Kohn puts on larger shows, like the upcoming visit of the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, at Lovin’ Cup. And he brings folk legends like Michael Hurley to Abilene Bar & Lounge. Looking over the dozens of shows Kohn’s presented over the last several years it’s clear; Rochester would be a dull place musically without Kohn and Bop Shop Records.

What Ron wrote really captures the essence what we’ve been doing. We’re flattered that he took the time to say it this way. Thanks, Ron, and everyone who makes it all possible.

By | November 5th, 2015|Bop News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What it’s all about


Thanks to all who came out for Geva’s Son House project, “Journey to the Son: A Celebration of Son House.” This once-in-a-lifetime, four-day festival was a breathtaking event. The participants, the fans, the artists and staff and volunteers of Geva were amazing. After experiencing the music, theater, film, audio recordings, storytelling, photographs and lectures in celebration of Rochester’s adopted son, Eddie “Son” House, everyone in attendance can now say, “I KNOW Son House and his story.”

Bop Shop Records was thrilled to be the merchandise coordinator for this four-day event. It was great to see old friends and to make new ones.

If you missed the chance to pick up the Geva Son House T-Shirt or any of the other festival merchandise,  we have it at the store, ready and awaiting you. We still have signed copies of “Preachin’ the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House,” by Daniel Beaumont, as well as “Finding Son House,” a book by Richard Gardner.

The Blues are in the store, too: We have recently acquired a substantial blues LP collection of over 1,500 pristine titles and will have that on display for the first time and for sale at the store, 1460 Monroe Ave., Brighton, for the rest of the summer.

By | September 4th, 2015|Bop News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on WE’VE GOT THE CURE FOR THE SUMMERTIME BLUES

Musette Explosion performs Tuesday

There’s a great article in this week’s City Newspaper about Tuesday night’s in-store performance with Musette Explosion. We’re looking forward to having Will, Marcus and Matt play for us. Pinnacle Liquors, just down the street from us, will join us with a tasting of some French wines for the occasion.  We’ll have some nice cheeses and baguettes to set the mood, too. Wear your beret if you have one!

Tickets are available at the door. For all the details, go to our Events page.

By | August 11th, 2015|Bop News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Musette Explosion performs Tuesday

The Doug Meech Collection

IMG_0089The amazing vinyl records of the late Doug Meech, original drummer for the Chesterfield Kings, make a short visit to the Buffalo area Saturday as part of the Vinyl Mania Record Convention Night. The event, at American Legion Post #205, 3354 Delaware Ave., brings together more than 35 dealers offering all sorts of records, CDs and gear from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is just $3; you early birds can get in for $10 starting at 5 p.m. There’ll be a full cash bar, food and beverages. Our friends at Hi-Fidelity Records will be spinning vinyl all night, too.

The remaining albums will be available to view and purchase at Bop Shop Records for a limited time. You still have the opportunity to purchase items from the collection of more than 3,500 pristine LPs ranging from classic rock to garage and psych. Lots of great soul and blues reissues, as well as mint original pressings.

The Doug Meech collection returns to Rochester on Sunday — just look for the “Special Collection” signs in the store. We will begin to stock those records in our regular inventory starting in July.

See you in Buffalo — and at the store!

By | June 19th, 2015|Bop News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Doug Meech Collection

SOLD OUT! Mary Gauthier returns to Rochester

Mary Gauthier (Photo Credit: Jack Spencer)

Mary Gauthier (Photo Credit: Jack Spencer)

Tonight’s show is sold out! Thanks, everybody! Remember, seating is limited, so arrive early for the best options.


We are so excited to be bringing Mary Gauthier back to town.

Her music is powerful, but not in a loud way. Thoughtful, meticulous, breathtaking.

When Mary talks about the songwriting process, she says: “There’s no such thing as going too deep.”

But with her, the destination is worth the journey.

Please join us for an especially intimate performance Wednesday, June 10, at 8:30 p.m. at
Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave., Rochester.

Seating is limited.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. ($1 per ticket service charge for credit card purchases.)

All over YouTube, listeners write things like, “I’d never heard of her until yesterday” … “Had to stop the car & listen” … “She writes my heart songs” … “Just discovered her” … “became an instant fan.”

Join us and hear for yourself why.

See her on YouTube, too:
“Walking Each Other Home” and
“How You Learn to Live Alone”

For more, visit Mary’s website or her Facebook page.

Bop Shop Records
1460 Monroe Ave. in Brighton

Questions? Call us at 585-271-3354.

By | June 3rd, 2015|Bop News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SOLD OUT! Mary Gauthier returns to Rochester