Dial Tones: Triple bill fills two floors at Kathy's

The Bear Creek Band, from Durand, Wis., plays Friday at Whiskey Bones Roadhouse.

Rochester's musical horizons continue to expand this week, as familiar acts, boundary-nudging events, and brand-new bands take their places on stages across the city.

Things get off to a mellow start on Fridayevening, when Thyme Restaurant and Loungewelcomes local jazz collective the D'Sievers( ) to its stage from 8:00p.m. until midnight.

During that same time slot, Whiskey Bones Roadhousewill feature the Bear Creek Band( ), a four piece from Durand, Wis., that plays a mash of classic and modern rock, country, and R&B covers that range from tunes by Lady Gaga to Miranda Lambert. Their sound is complemented by the considerable vocal talents of lead singer Dawn Marie Metzge.

In other news, Feel the Drop,the Wicked Moose'sneon-drizzled, bass-pumping EDM DJ showcase and battle, is back for a ravey sequel on Fridaynight.

The event's first installment went off with a bang last month, so my expectations are high for this weekend's showcase. The Moose's sound system is a perfect complement to the bouncy, bass-laden ruckus emanating from the laptops of the invited DJs, and if you've never experienced electronic music in a crowded setting before, do yourself a favor and give it a shot. It's an atmosphere of weird energy unmatched by any other art form. The party runs from 9 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., so make sure to hydrate and stretchbefore getting onto the dance floor.


Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at . Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information about the event, head over to .

If blinding lights, high-octane synthesizers, and rumbling lows aren't quite what you're looking for on Fridayevening, Kathy'swill be jam-packed with music on two floors.

Twin Cities punk, garage, and noise rock band Blood Cookiewill headline a special showcase on the pub's second floor stage. They will be joined by Theskyisntblue, who play "rock'n rollercoaster jazz-punk bizzaro-Americana."

The triple-bill is rounded out by Second Story,a garage grunge band led by local musician Sterling Haukom. The Kathy's show will be Second Story's first show since forming. With any luck, their set on Friday night will mark the arrival of a new local favorite.

For more about the second floor show, head over to the event's Facebook page, .

While the revolution commences upstairs, the main stage at Kathy's will play host to the familiar faces of the Charles Walker Band,who have turned the first floor there into a dance party more than a handful of times in the last couple years. Their sound is a studied blend of neo-funk, soul, and blues, and Walker's wild onstage antics are worth a trip to the bar on their own. To get an idea of what to expect, head over to .

The parade of familiarity at Kathy's continues on Saturdaynight, when indie maestros and Kathy's regulars Alex Rossi and Root City( ) hit the stage that night.

Rossi's crew will be joined by Americana, Southern rock, and country act the Plott Hounds.Based on the music available to stream on their website, , this is a band capable of cultivating a show full of both wild energy and moments of introspection.


If you're looking for some lighter fare on Saturdaynight, local duo Trevor Martyand Dedrick Benzwill play the Kinney Creek Taproomfrom 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The pair prides itself on playing upbeat music inflected with positivity, some of which is attributed to Marty's liberal consumption of coffee. They play a range of styles including, but not limited to: blues, Americana, bluegrass, and country. For more information head over to .

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