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Block Rock & Session :: Sat. June 20 :: Jamestown, NY
Posted June 10, 2009
Block Rock & Session :: Sat. June 20 :: Jamestown, NY
In celebration of Go Skateboarding Day, Downtown Jamestown's favorite local independent skate shop, Suburban Blend is organizing their 2nd annual Block Rock & Session downtown skateboarding festival on Saturday June 20, starting at 10 a.m.

The Active Artists Alliance Gallery Tent will be on display as part of the festivities, along with food + refreshment vendors, tons of skaters & spectators, and DJ Jim Blomquist spinning the tunes all afternoon. AAAlliance co-founders David Grice and Bill Thomas will also be onhand, doing live mural painting demonstrations on the back drop of downtown Jtown's "Wood Park" at the corner of 3rd and Potter's Alley, next door to Suburban Blend's storefront location.

Come on out and show your support for skateboarding, youth culture, self expression, local small business and the creative post-industrial rebirth of beautiful places like Downtown Jamestown, NY.

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Crypticomp CD Release Party :: Sat 6/6 :: Jamestown, NY
Posted June 01, 2009
Crypticomp CD Release Party :: Sat 6/6 :: Jamestown, NY
"Crypticomp is designed to expose new experimental and extreme artists in the Jamestown area and promote camaraderie within the scene,” (George) Moore explains. “It’s a collaborative effort between Buffalo's Full Rabbit Records and myself that’s taken about a year to put together.” Moore says he also received help from local artist Matt Coan, who designed the front cover and the disc itself, and (Rob) Fiasco, who helped out with some artwork and putting the package together.

The CD contains 22 songs from 15 different bands from the area. Several of the bands on the CD (Off, Hot Stenographer, I am Frankie Scrap-metal, and Itchy Boy & the Cobras) are well known to those who follow local music in the south county. The other Jamestown-based groups include Celo-Kee, the Cobra Brothers, the Cryptic Yeast, Daniken, Ghost Attack, I am Zeroes and Ones, Lost Pioneers of Roanoke, Noise Track, and 18deadsquirlz (Moore’s solo project). Rounding out the list is Hello Star Vega from Salamanca and Jigsaw Hydro Citizen from Buffalo."

(read the full Chautauqua Star article here.)

Poster Design by Jamestown's own Chris Wysard

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Music Appreciation Day 2009 :: Sherman, NY
Posted May 27, 2009
Music Appreciation Day 2009 :: Sherman, NY
The 4th annual Music Appreciation Day Festival will be happening THIS WEEKEND, May 29-31 at the Cole Family Farm in Sherman, NY. As usual, this festival will feature an incredible setting and atmosphere, and a great lineup of eclectic bands from all over NY State.

The AAAlliance Gallery Tent will be on hand for the whole weekend.

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Thanks for another Successful Spring Showcase!
Posted May 27, 2009
That just about sums it up, doesn't it?

Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support. Let's do it again soon.

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Spring Showcase TOMORROW!
Posted May 22, 2009
Spring Showcase TOMORROW!
Here's the band lineup for tomorrow's show at JCC Park on Curtis Street: in Jamestown, NY :
Busman's Holiday (from Bloomington, IN)
King Rail (Jtown, NY)
Pennsyltucky Peach Pickers (Warren,PA / Jtown,NY)
Christopher Bell (Jtown, NY)
Cindy Haight (Jtown, NY)
Simple Gifts Orchestra (Fredonia, NY)
and some newcomers to the area:
Ill Eagle (Adams, NY)
Orange Popsikle (Buffalo, NY)
Hedley (Rochester, NY)

Music will go from about 1-9 pm, as always it will be a FREE, ALL AGES show. Hope to see you all there.

Later in the evening, Busman' s Holiday will be playing another show at Labyrinth Press Company, and after JCC park closes at 9, the party will head up the street to Mojo's for more King Rail, and a special hometown appearance by The Steve Johnson Band

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