Mexican backhoe blues

At Radio Social last weekend, the Isotopes celebrated two decades of wild surf-instrumental tunes.

Hipsters one and all

“A Pharaoh’s Lonely Ego” is a homegrown cinematic gem written, directed and scored by and starring Austin Lake—plus upwards of 50 Rochester scenesters.

Brave as Dave

Don’t count blues guitarist Dave Riccioni out in his fight with cancer.

Rochester rocker Phil Naro dies

Known for his work with the Talas with Billy Sheehan in the 1980s and more recently D:Drive with Don Mancuso, his voice was unmatchable.

Lauren O’Connell’s eerie lament

The Rochester expat has an affinity for cover songs in the dark, stark vein. Her latest collection of tunes, “Covers Two,” will start rolling out this week.