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All the local music on Friday, Jan. 18

January 18, 2019 GMT

Time to face facts, readers. Rochester is a music town.

We try to highlight a few shows in each issue of 507, and include many more in our printed calendar. And the blurbs we put on page 4? Sometimes those are just a bonus.

When we were looking through this week’s itinerary, though, we were blown away by just how much local music Rochester has. So we picked one day this weekend to point out all of the places you can go to rock out (at least that we could find).

Note: All of these shows are on Friday night, and are spread around local bars and restaurants. Feel free to flip to the back of this issue to find more shows on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Rock on, Rochester!

Luke Hendrickson

Where: Taco JED, 808 Broadway Ave. S., Rochester

When: 7-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

About: Hendrickson spent seven years with “Luke N Bob Texas” and draws from that discography, as well as his own songs about “drinkin, lovin, and inescapable wanderlust.”

The New Morning

Where: Kinney Creek Brewing, 1016 7th St. NW, Rochester,

When: 7-10 p.m.

Cost: Free

About: This rock band (formerly known as the Last-Minute Band) formed in 2016 for an RCTC Relay for Life benefit, and stuck. They play a mix of classic rock, blues, and Americana.

Ian Hilmer

Where: Pine Island Sports Bar & Liquor Store, 107 S Main St., Pine Island

When: 7-10 p.m.

Cost: Free

About: This singer-songwriter characterizes himself as folk-rock, when he’s not letting the music speak for itself.

Booker & Friends

Where: Canadian Honker Restaurant & Catering, 1203 2nd St. SW, Rochester

When: 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

About: Classic rock and oldies.

Bryan Bowers

Where: Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota

When: 7:30 p.m.-midnight

Cost: $20 in advance, $23 at the door

About: Bowers is a well-known autoharp player who’s toured the U.S. Come for five decades of music experience.

Hair of the Dog

Where: The Half Barrel Bar & Kitchen, 304 1st Ave. SW, Rochester

When: 9 p.m. - midnight

Cost: Free

About: Hair of the Dog plays Half Barrel every third Friday of the month. Are you a fan of “vintage rock?” Give them a shot.

15 Blackbirds

Where: North Star, 503 N Broadway Ave., Rochester

When: 9:30 p.m. - midnight

Cost: Free

An Americana group based in Rochester.

Mark Joseph & The American Soul

Where: Kathy’s Pub, 307 S Broadway, Rochester

When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Cost: Free

About: As the name implies, this show is all about soul.

And this - Free jam

Where: Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 Second Ave. NE, Rochester

When: 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

About: More into playing than listening? Every week, Peace United holds a free, all-ages, all-acoustic jam. Bring an instrument, or just sit and listen (and plan to join in next time). Beginners welcome!

And here’s a shameless plug:

You can flip to the back of every issue of 507 to find shows by local bands all week long. Or check the events calendar online, at postbulletin.com/calendar. Did we miss you on this Friday lineup? Log in with your Post Bulletin account and add your events to the online calendar to be included in 507 every week.