A fundraiser for Greg Andrews

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Be careful when shaking your fist at the sky when referencing and bemoaning COVID.

There are more insipid threats lurking out there … like cancer. Just ask drummer Greg Andrews, who is waging a furious pitch battle with tonsil cancer.

Andrews is a mucho popular dude around and about town, and his fans and colleagues have teamed up to raise money to aid in the fight. 

You know Andrews from his stellar drum work in bands like Anonymous Willpower, the Brian Lindsay Band, and Busted Valentines. They’re all getting together, along with Jerry Falzone & Liar’s Moon, the Cool Club and the Lipker Sisters, and Hanna PK with Brian Williams, to help their friend out with a lot of love and a lot of music.

You can help the cause for Greg Andrews including live music and a bunch of way-cool raffle items from local music stores, clubs, artists and more at Photo City Music Hall, 543 Atlantic Avenue, April 10, 2-6 p.m. $20 suggested donation.

Igor and the Red Elvis

Watching  this Ukrainian maniac or “Ukraniac”  Igor and the Red Elvis rock the stage is the most fun you’ll have with your pants on.

Now, this ain’t an Elvis tribute, the band is better than that. It’s a belly dance- free-for- all that no one can resist. Believe me, It’s been tried by folks more limber than you and me.

Igor and the Red Elvis’’ play Tuesday, April 12 at Abilene Bar & Lounge,153 liberty Pole Way , 7:30 p.m. $20

Tribute to legends

When David Miller goes big —and I  mean BIG — you know it’s going to be a rockin’.

Known for booking shows with countless guests and guest artists this next show is being billed as “the show of a lifetime” and it’ll be a just that, even if you miss out on this bluesy onslaught.

Joining Miller and the Other Sinners and  included on this stellar bill is Pat Benatar’s husband and lead guitarist Neil Giraldo, Rochester blues legend Joe Beard, Rena Williams, BETA award winning singer, Prime Time Funk, powerhouse R&B outfit and  the evening’s host band, and including Anthony Blood, an up and coming knockout blues/soulster

All will join come together to pay tribute to Bill Withers (“Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone”) and blues heavyweight Bobby Blue Bland.

The event is sponsored by Three Chord Bourbon and Photo City Music Hall, 543 Atlantic Ave. Friday, April 22, 8 p.m. $20

Frank De Blase is Rochester Beacon music writer. The Beacon welcomes comments from readers who adhere to our comment policy including use of their full, real name.

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