Rockin’ Rochester Weekender July 26 & 27, 2019
The Fleshtones * Dirty Fences * Bloodshot Bill * The Surfrajettes *
The Brooklyn Bluebirds * The Elevator Operators * The Hi-Risers *
The Fox Sisters * The Televisionaries * Harmonica Lewinski Aweful Kanawful * Dangerbyrd *
The Low Spirits * Beef Gordon
The Rockin’ Rochester Mission Statement
To celebrate the cultural phenomenon of Rock’n’Roll and showcase its modern day purveyors. To honor Rochester’s musical history and shine a light on its contemporary artists.
To gather the community at large for a weekend of spirited entertainment .
Our mission is simple and it is timeless. Play some Rock’n’Roll and have some fun.
Dive Records presents The Rockin’ Rochester Weekender at Photo City!
Two glorious nights of Rock’n’Roll! Friday July 26th & Saturday 27th 2019
14 bands! 8 DJ’s! Special guests & surprises!
A Rockin’ Rochester Production TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
Doors at 6pm. 21+ w/ID. 45 dance party after the last band each night.
The Fleshtones (Official)(NYC)
Since 1976, THE FLESHTONES have been blending R&R and R&B, serving it across the globe with smiles, attitude, and sweat, & calling it SUPER ROCK! (Yep Roc )
DIRTY FENCES (NYC)
New York City’s favorite hard-working band. Dirty Fences’ fast, catchy, street-level, rock n roll will LIGHT THE FIRE OF YOUR DESIRE.
(Greenway Records, Slovenly Recordings)
Bloodshot BILL (Montreal)
BLOODSHOT BILL started in his hometown of Montreal around 1998, with just a guitar and a stomp board. Since then, he’s had over 30 releases and played all over the world. Artist JOE COLEMAN once called him “a cross betwen Jimmie Rodgers & Popeye”, and director JOHN WATERS says he’s “like Roy Orbison with a head wound”. (Norton Records – Where the Loud Sound Abounds!, Goner Records, PIG BABY Records, many many more)
The Surfrajettes (Toronto)
Psychedelic instro surf band. (Hi-Tide Recordings)
The Brooklyn Bluebirds (NYC) (instagram.com/brooklynbluebirds) Brooklyn’s finest Doo Wop pals.
The Elevator Operators (NYC)
Going Up! The Elevator Operators have the button of the lift pushed to the 1960s rock ‘n roll floor.
The Hi-Risers are a three piece, song oriented rock & roll band. Drawing their inspiration from the 1950’s and early 1960’s, you’ll hear all the genres that influenced the creation of rock & roll in their music, from rockabilly to rhythm & blues, brill building pop to doo-wop, country to surf. The Hi-Risers energetic performances have been welcome across the USA and Europe. (Hi- Tide Recordings, Sleazy Records)
The Fox Sisters
The Fox Sisters are six piece hard drivin’ high energy all original rock&roll&rhythm&blues dance band. Rochester NY’s premier party starters. (Dive)
The Televionaries are a 3 piece rock n roll band from Rochester NY. They are also brothers. (Reel Time)
Out for kicks, Harmonica Lewinski plays music that has been called “tropical trash, greasy garage, dirty disco, and party punk.” In between touring the USA and releasing a slew of vinyl and cassette tapes, they have built a following with their original sound and dance-party live shows. Calling all freaks – get to the go-go. (Reel Time)
Aweful Kanawful & His Rubber Husband’s Band
The image and sound of Aweful Kanawful is a fun interpretation of what goes on in front-man Austin’s mind; a grand experiment with more than desirable results. It’s a circus, it’s a party, it’s a collaboration, it’s sure to get the crowd excited and moving. (Chocolate Chin)
Rock’n’Roll, Cosmic American Music, harmonies, electricity.
The Low Spirits (instagram.com/thelowspiritsband) Rock’n’Roll from the garage.
Beef Gordon has been labeled as: visionary, provocateur, drifter, former evangelical, white collar criminal, existentialist, and world class singer.
Drew Redman (NYC Milo’s Yard, Bootleg bar, Home Sweet Home NYC) Pat K ( Make with the Shake on WFMU Ichiban)
Dan Frank (Dan’s Garage)
CalZone! (Magic Records WAYO 104.3 FM)
The 45 Kid (TeenSet Radio)
El Destructo (Lux Bar)