Salsa Night
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Salsa Night

$5 Cover

 

 

Rochester's Swing by Four is back to get the party started at FLX Live's notorious Salsa Night! Join us downtown in Geneva NY, Friday Feb. 23, for the everyone's favorite monthly theme night. Whether you are a pro-dancer or a total amateur, Swing by Four is the kind of Latin American dance music that the entire human race cannot help but enjoy!

 

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Reggae Party W/ Bumpin Uglies & The Joey Harkum Band
Mar
1
8:30 PM20:30

Reggae Party W/ Bumpin Uglies & The Joey Harkum Band

Bumpin Uglies bring their National Winter Tour to Geneva's FLX Live Thursday March 1st! Get ready for a HOT and FUNKY Reggae Ska Party!
Joey Harkum Band (Formally of the now retired Pasadena Band) opens the show. DO NOT MISS THESE GUYS!!!
Doors 8pm. Show 9pm. $10. 

For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It’s a formula that quickly took them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.

The Bumpin Uglies’ origin story begins with singer/guitarist Brandon Hardesty playing open mics around Maryland. He met bassist Dave Wolf not too long after and Bumpin Uglies was born. With a proper set of wheels and TJ Haslett on drums, they went off to spread their music across the country like modern day Johnny Appleseeds. The group recently added Chad Wright on keyboards, expanding on their sound.

Raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big Fish, Bumpin Uglies have managed to take inspiration from some of the best out there, run it through their own distinctive filter and end up with a truly original take on the various genres creating an original hybrid. 

When they aren’t on the road, they’ve been camped in the studio, churning out three full lengths, two EPs and a live record. Their latest, 2016’s Keep It Together came out on Right Coast Records and is proof that the band has found their groove!

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The Marbletones (Classic Rock)
Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

The Marbletones (Classic Rock)

FREE SHOW. 21+. Doors

Doors 7:30. Show 8pm. 2 Sets. 

The Marbletones call themselves a Classic Rock band, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Right next to Tom Petty, you might find Elvis Costello. The Talking Heads, John Hiatt and the Jayhawks are mixed in with the Beatles and the Stones. Other artists covered are Van Morrison, The Smithereens, the Stray Cats, and Weezer. You might hear Lynyrd Skynyard after Lou Reed, or David Bowie after Stevie Ray Vaughan. What you can be sure of is great songs done well. Each performance is a little different from the last, and the mix is always fun to listen (and sometimes dance) to.

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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

IBMA award winning bluegrass band Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen make their Geneva debut March 21st 2018! 
Tapped as support for this special show is local talent Rebecca Colleen!
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Doors 6pm. Show 6:30pm. Tickets available Online for $17 (we absorb the fees!), or $22 at the door. 
All Ages Show! 
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Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they were named IBMA’s 2014 Instrumental Group of the Year.

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Jerry Garcia & Steel Guapo
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Jerry Garcia & Steel Guapo

FLX Live Bluegrass Concert Series continues with two awesome String Bands that have yet to perform at FLX Live so lets make sure to give them a Rowdy Howdy at FLX Live! 

Doors: 7:30pm. Show 8pm. Only $5! 21+
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Gerry Jarcia String Band 8 - 10pm
Steel Guapo 1030 - 1230am. 

Steel Guapo: The burning hot desert of Southern California meets the blistering cold winters of Central New York bringing forth this haunting americana inspired sound.

The Gerry Jarcia String Band: Out of Johnson City NY comes the tunes of Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Old Classics, Traditional's, and more. Foot stompin' favorites, as we like to think of them.

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The Damn Truth
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Damn Truth

Canada's THE DAMN TRUTH arrive in the USA!!!

Over the years, Canada has given us a lot of great bands; Neil Young , Alanis Morrisette, Arcade Fire, Bryan Adams, The Guess Who, BTO, Rush and many more.

Well, now there's a new name you can add to that list; The Damn Truth, on their first U.S. tour. They kick it off with a coveted slot on the (SOLD OUT) Rock Legends 2018 Cruise (Sammy Hagar, Bad Company, Uriah Heep, and more) and will spend the next two months making friends across the U.S. with their high energy rock'n'roll.
Singer-guitarist Lee-la Baum has been called the love child of Robert Plant and Janis Joplin; mixing up the best of the classic rock the band loves with the indie energy of their hometown Montreal scene.

The band is here to introduce their new album (their 2nd); Devilish Folk; meet their American fans and promote the new single, "White Lies".

But the journey to get here has been a Behind The Music tale of drama, misfortune, and lucky breaks.

For example, you could say there's nothing more rock n' roll than your van blowing up in the middle of your biggest national tour to date. Unless of course, you're The Damn Truth, and you've barely escaped with just the clothes on your back while most everything else is up in flames. And, oh yeah, it's pitch black in the middle of nowhere in the northern Canadian backwoods. And you've got your 3-year old son and his babysitter also on board. And, did we mention it's in the middle of winter - A Canadian winter.

"We had literally just driven out from a garage in the last town where the mechanic told us everything was fine. Thank god this car drove up beside us on the highway - waving their arms frantically - and told us that the van was on fire . We stopped, got as much stuff out as we could, and then literally watched the van blow up in front of us; all our gear - gone." remembers drummer Dave Traina.

Nothing has ever come easy for The Damn Truth but for every adversity, there has been some unexpected reward. In this case, they quickly scrambled a funding campaign that raised over ten thousand dollars within 24 hours. The experience brought out the best from their fans and the local community and a renewed faith in the power of music. The tour continued. The shows - and their belief in rock n'roll - got stronger.

And now The Damn Truth are set to do it all over again (except for the blowing up part, of course).
A lot of good things have happened since then for the Montreal based quartet such as singer Lee-la Baum turning in a heart-stopping vocal for an Yves St Laurent TV commercial- their new perfume, Mon Paris, that is rolling out worldwide. The vocal (a cover of "Love Is Blindness" by U2) has had such an impact, raking in over 400K views, thousands of comments, emails and orders have come in from around the globe, exposing the band to a wide audience of new“Truth seekers “.

The Damn Truth have their roots definitely in 60s and 70s rock but they are adding to that palette with alt-rock and indie-rock and whatever-else-kind-of rock attitudes and power; basically, if it makes the music stronger is all that counts. Consider the pedigree of the alternative and classic rock credentials of Devilish Folk.

It was mixed by Grammy-award winner Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, and others). All this power was brought to the forefront via the mastering of John Davis, responsible for the recent Led Zeppelin re-issues in addition to work with U2, Lana del Ray, Stone Roses, Florence & The Machine, and others.

The Damn Truth have always been a self-contained unit; producing their own records, videos, and hanging out old-school after a show; meeting the fans one by one.
"We've had to work hard every step of the way," says lead guitarist Tom Shemer. "But that's ok. People know it’s real when they come to the shows”.

Part of that ethos is the family vibe amongst the band; Tom and Lee-la travel with their 3-year old son “there has never been a choice in the matter. Rock n’ roll has always been our lives and his too. He’s been on tour since he was 2 months old. “ says Lee-la

The Damn Truth are Lee-la Baum (vocals/guitar), Tom Shemer (guitars), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums). There are echoes of Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Gretta Van Fleet and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, all of it uniquely channelled through Lee-la's powerful vocals; creating an emotional rock that's both distinguished them and made them something of a musical anomaly.

"Jimi Hendrix taught me everything I needed to know about that rock'n'roll attitude," says Lee-la, "and he was my first real rockstar crush!"

The world is evolving , rock n’ roll and social norms are changing.
Women are taking charge and Lee-la Baum and The Damn Truth are here to break those sexist stigmas every step of the way.

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Bluegrass Thaw Concert:  Dirty Blanket, The Crooked North, & FolkFaces
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Bluegrass Thaw Concert: Dirty Blanket, The Crooked North, & FolkFaces

Winter's here and the time is right, for dancing in the Live! 3 Bands, Cold Drinks, Warm Dance Floors, and a Pluckin Good Time on a Friday Night! 
$10 Tickets. 21+ 
Folk Faces: 8 - 9:10
Crooked North: 9:20 - 10:45
Dirty Blanket: 11 - 12:55am. 

Dirty Blanket is a Finger Lakes home grown 5 piece bluegrass band that plays fast and tight, loose and fluid, exploratory and excellent. They have continued to gain momentum in the area with their progressive bluegrass sound, and FLX Live is excited to have them return after they performed as a part of our opening celebration in August. 

The Crooked North, also a returning act, takes vocal harmonies and tight musicianship on a ride, mixing some more traditional bluegrass elements into their fantastic string sound. You may have seen them here when they shared the stage with the national touring artist Billy Strings, or around Upstate NY where they have developed a solid reputation as one of the finest bluegrass bands around. 

Make sure to show up early to catch the FLX Live debut of FolkFaces! 
Folkfaces is a group out of Buffalo, NY that plays a rowdy blend of rootsy Folk, Jazz, and Blues - fusing classic forms with contemporary feelings and irresistibly danceable energy. Their inspiration comes from the mountains of Appalachia to the deltas of Mississippi, the swamps of Louisiana to the Concrete Jungle of the Rustbelt. Specializing in merriment and sticking it to the system, Folkfaces make the crowd dance and the hierarchy shatter.

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HWS Showcase
Dec
7
to Dec 8

HWS Showcase

Acoustic duets open the night, followed by 3 bands. All musicians are HWS students, performing a mix of original and cover material. 

Come out and support these young up and coming musicians! 

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Early Show: Formula 5 (7-9:30pm)
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Early Show: Formula 5 (7-9:30pm)

Early Set
Formula 5

7pm. $5. 21+

Joe Davis, Greg Marek, James Woods and Matt Richards  hail from diverse musical backgrounds around the Capital Region of NY. Influenced by jam bands, jazz legends and classic rock, they fuse their influences to create a unique style of songwriting and collective improvisation. Formula 5 ties originals and select covers together with a remarkable approach to instrumentation and improvisation.

Whether they are playing with Twiddle, TAUK, Particle, Kung Fu, Assembly of Dust, Dopapod, Spiritual Rez, and The Heavy Pets, or gracing the stages of Northeast festivals such as Catskill Chill, Disc Jam and Buffalove, Formula 5 has continued to grow rapidly, winning over new fans throughout the Northeast and beyond.

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Aaron Lipp & the Slacktones with A Girl Named Genny
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

Aaron Lipp & the Slacktones with A Girl Named Genny

A Pre Thanksgiving CELEBRATION! We are thrilled to bring in the Holiday Season with an excellent night full of top regional music. 

8pm - 1am. Only $5! Tickets at the Door. 21+

Aaron Lipp and the Slack Tones bring their precise and dance friendly Rockabilly, Blues, Country sound accompanied by the excellent guitar work and songwriting of front man Aaron Lipp. If you saw Aaron Lipp and the Slack Tones at FLX Live in august you know this is a must catch show! Their debut album has received high praise, and features guests Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers) and Chuck Campbell (The Campbell Brothers) and Rosie Newton (Richie & Rosie).

Rochester based good-timing Americana act A Girl Named Genny will perform an opening set 8pm - 9pm, and a special late night set featuring guests including Aaron Lipp! Expect some surprises from these top musicians from the area! Born out of The Honey Smugglers, these guys are plenty familiar with playing the best stages in Upstate NY. 

 

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Molly Tuttle Band supported by Aaron Lipp & Booby Henrie
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Molly Tuttle Band supported by Aaron Lipp & Booby Henrie

21+ $7

"A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, The Old Apple Tree, at age 13. Since then, she’s appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest, and, this fall, received a Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in the instrumentalist category. Her lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive song writing make her a star on the rise. She has already received more than two million YouTube views and is currently gearing up to release her first solo EP." (Excerpt from MollyTuttleMusic.com)

https://www.mollytuttlemusic.com/

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Light Up Geneva Auction
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Light Up Geneva Auction

The holidays are right around the corner and so is the 23rd annual Light Up Geneva Auction. It’s set for Wednesday November the 15th from 5 to 9 at FLX Live. BID spokesperson Pat Ely says all the money they make goes to the purchase and maintenance of the all the holiday lights and decorations you see downtown.

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