Ruthless with Fatal Curse, Kryst, Rotten
to Jun 15

Ruthless with Fatal Curse, Kryst, Rotten

LA heavy metal band Ruthless play one of two exclusive east coast shows with local support from Fatal Curse, Kryst and Rotten. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see a classic band.

Ruthless - formed in 1982 in LA, released the seminal Metal Without Mercy ep and album Discipline of Steel in the mid 80s and still active with their original singer and guitarist.
Fatal Curse - western NY's traditional metal masters with a new album out via Shadow Kingdom Records
Kryst - old school thrash featuring members of Blizaro, Orodruin and Finisher
Rotten - Rochester punk

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Rochester Vampire Ball
to Jun 16

Rochester Vampire Ball

Tickets are now on sale

$20 general admission

21 and up event
Dress Code (see Below)
Please read this entire section

VIP tickets - Sold out

⚰ DJ’s:
Raye Black

⚰ Bands and music performers:
Miguel A. Ramos-Vazquez
Waking Dream
Dark Reverence

⚰ Special performances by:

Our Co-hostesses the Rochester RocDommes will be giving spankings to raise money for Willow Domestic Violence Center in memory of Penny Scandal.

Dress code enforced:

Level 3 – Elite
Examples: Venetian Carnival, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Formal Goth

Level 2 – Impressive
Examples: Goth, Aristocratic, Uniforms, Steampunk, Historical, Gothic Lolita, Latex, Black Tie,Leather, Neo-Victorian, Masquerade, Priests/Priestesses, cosplay, Lost Boys

Level 1 – Minimal
Examples: Basic all Black-on-Black, Fangs, and Masques

Level 0 – Forget It
Examples: NO (We are Serious)
Non black T-Shirts, Blue Jeans, Wife Beaters, Racist Symbols, Sportswear, Street Wear, Sneakers (all black or decorated for the theme chucks are the exception in regards to sneakers) Etc.

The exception to this is Lost Boys. But lost boys better have some fangs, boy.

Costumes are 99% of the Decor; the People Make the Party.

Unless you’ve brought a change of clothes which you intend to wear, entry to the Rochester Vampire Ball YOU WILL BE REFUSED WITHOUT REFUND.

Fangs and masks are highly encouraged but NOT required.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Rochester Erotic Arts Festival and Willow Domestic Violence Shelter.

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AlienFam Presents: Stallion at Photo City Improv
to Jun 23

AlienFam Presents: Stallion at Photo City Improv

AlienFam is very proud to announce our first ever headliner show, bringing in the heavy hitter STALLION!

Stallion has busted out of the gates in 2019 full steam ahead. His background in performing live and music theory has accumulated into substantial tracks that give way for melodic riffs to meet stupendous sound design. With just a handful of releases on world-renowned labels and support from some of the industry’s top players, Stallion has shown a promising emergence as he leaves his mark on bass music.

Flight 710

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RiPROC Presents -> Chad Dubz [UK] .:. Photo City Improv
to Jun 28

RiPROC Presents -> Chad Dubz [UK] .:. Photo City Improv

RIPROC Presents:
Chad Dubz [UK] & B1t Crunch3r [OR]!


Chad Dubz (Bristol, UK) [Foundation Audio, Boka Records]

B1t Crunch3r (Portland, OR) [Gradient Audio]

DJ Bittle aka Fabricator [Low Tide Recordings, Gradient Audio, Keep Deep]

Thromb vs Bila (Buffalo, NY) [Gradient Audio,]

GlobMob Productions Takeover:



Blaze Mundo
Sound by: Perceptive Audio

Photos by: Clarke House Creative

Check out our labels & buds:
Gradient Audio
Low Tide Recordings
Foundation Audio

GlobMob Productions
Photo City Improv Live
We support the DJs of the future in a sociable, relaxed, no attitude environment.

We are looking to rebuild a community vibe that is centered around underground music.

RIPROC - Rest In Peace Rochester


18+ | ID strictly enforced
Music starts at 10:00pm

$5.00 cover +$5.00 more if under 21.

@ Photo City Improv: Comedy & Music Venue | 543 Atlantic Ave #2, Rochester, NY 14609

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NEVA Album Release Party
5:30 PM17:30

NEVA Album Release Party

Come Join us for NEVA Album Release Party.

There will be drinks specials, raffles, food and NEVA will be signing Merch!

Tickets are $15 dollars and $20 at the door.

Please Contact Courtney Klee @ 716-256-9236/ to purchase your tickets.

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Sad & Boujee ~ The Emo Meets Trap Party! at Photo City
9:00 PM21:00

Sad & Boujee ~ The Emo Meets Trap Party! at Photo City

The Entertainment Collective presents:

Sad & Boujee
Spinning anything from Post Malone to Panic! At the Disco

July 12th, 2019
Photo City
543 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY
9:00 PM Doors
18+ w/ valid ID
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SinnFest 666 2019
to Jul 14

SinnFest 666 2019

SINNFEST is in its 666th year so lets get evil!!
OVERDOSE- new motor rocker heavy metal from NYC featuring members of SPEEDWULF and MUTILATION RITES
ACID LEATHER- blackened evil thrash maniacs from MISSOURI
FETISHISM- nasty new splatter skaven metal punk from DETROIT
KRYST- rot-city death thrash maniacs featuring members of ORODRUIN, UV RAYS and FINISHER
ROTTEN UK- duuuuhhhh
DISTORT HOPE- noizey h/c freaks from AKRON OHIO
CITIZENS AGAINST PEOPLE- the final stand for rochester h/c punk

stay tooned... MORE TBA!!!

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to Aug 18


$18 General Admission 18+

Like a prismatic audio avalanche ripping down the mountains of Colorado to ears all around the world, kLL sMTH has stayed vigilant in his mission to keep the heart in the bass and the bounce in the booty. Cruising powerfully through gut-wrenching lows to illuminated peaks (and occasionally stopping off in sexy-time), his music paints an inspired portrait of an ecstatic dance-floor.


He has quickly become a favorite at festivals such as Infrasound, Lucidity and last years’ Tipper and Friends’ Full Moon Gathering; inspiring a myriad of listeners to tread deep into his sound field, united by lustrous melodies.

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Elowvate "Short film Release"
to Jun 8

Elowvate "Short film Release"

$5 at the door

Elowvate Music "short Film Release" with Performance


Photo City Improv Live

Join us for the ELOWVATE short film release and performance on Friday, June 7th!

Special guests Matt Rhodes, Ajani Jeffries, and KayLin No T Cervini

DJ's SITA, NOMAD, and Skoo Baa

Elowvate, Ajani Jeffries, and Matt Rhodes collaborated on a song called "High Road" early this year and put together a short film with the help of Goldn Rd for your viewing pleasure. Come see the film and hear the new music with us!

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80s, 90s, 00s Silent Disco of the Decades @ Rochester Photo City
to Jun 2

80s, 90s, 00s Silent Disco of the Decades @ Rochester Photo City

80s, 90s, 00s Silent Disco of the Decades!
Presented By: SE2 Silent Disco

- Saturday, June 1st
- Doors: 8:00pm | Event: 9:00pm - 2:00am
- Tickets: $15 Pre-Sale | $20 Regular | DOS/Door: $25
- Ages: 21+
- 3 Channel Silent Disco
- 80s, 90s, 00s - ALL GENRES
- Professional Lighting Production
- UV & Themed 80s, 90s, 00s Decoration by Jeremiah Schmelling


Photo City Improv Live
543 Atlantic Ave #2, Rochester, NY 14609

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Floated Issue 7 Release Show
to May 5

Floated Issue 7 Release Show

Celebrate Issue 7 of Floated Alternative Culture Magazine with fantastic performances by Green Dreams, Walrus Junction, Buffalo Sex Change, and The Sugargliders! There will be local vendors, artist auctions, and a myriad of other surprises in store for our most exciting release show yet!


$10 DOS
$2 Discount w/ Student ID DOS

Green Dreams

Walrus Junction

Buffalo Sex Change

The Sugargliders

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Engix - !sded - Odachi at Photo City Live
to May 4

Engix - !sded - Odachi at Photo City Live

Fanboy Promotions Presents: Engix
18+ | General Admission $10 more DOS

Long Island, NY - Experimental Dubstep/ Heavy Bass

Engix produces very dark, visceral, and ominous material. He has gained a quick reputation in all things deep and heavy in experimental bass. His style of production and knowledge of the underground scene alone set this artist apart from the other fish in the pond. His dark style will have his audience acting in similar ways to that of an exorcism.

More info TBA

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To Grover With Love A Tribute To Grover Washington Jr.
to Apr 28

To Grover With Love A Tribute To Grover Washington Jr.

To Grover with Love a tribute to Grover Washington Jr.

In December of 1999 the world lost one incredible prolific musician, Grover Washington Jr. Unequivocally the true father of Smooth Jazz. 20 years after his death, I offer this tribute concert that will feature music he wrote. Two dynamic bands will be bringing you an evening of great music. The Jimmie Highsmith Jr., band featuring the talents of my mentor and world renowned Drummer/Producer Curtis Kendrick of Super group Cabo Frio. Bass extraordinaire Luis Carrion and Keyboard Master Diontaye Thompson.

Starting off the evening and setting the tone will be National Recording Artists Paradigm Shift. A powerhouse Jazz Trio that has traveled world burning up stages In Europe, Asia and the United States.

This will be one amazing evening you don't want to miss!!!!

Tickets available January 2, 2019
Saturday April 27, 2019
Photo City Improv
7pm doors open at 6:30pm
543 Atlantic Ave #2,
Rochester, NY 14609
For tickets or information (585) 666-0019
Admission $30.00

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CharlestheFirst - The Ascent Tour W/ Tiedye KY
to Apr 27

CharlestheFirst - The Ascent Tour W/ Tiedye KY

Fanboy Promotions Presents: CharlestheFirst - The Ascent Tour

Friday,April 26th
Doors 8PM | 18+
Fan Club Tickets:

- CharlestheFirst
Fusing his organic hip hop roots with lush and experimental electronic composition, CharlestheFirst has developed a danceable style steeped in dreaminess and psychedelia. Born in 1996 in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Charles has been heavily influenced by nature and the adventure that coincides with it.

- tiedye ky
Vibrating rooms all throughout the Philadelphia music scene, tiedye’s dynamic and natural sounding music accompanied by his modest charm, embark on a warm and colorful journey that has only just begun for this fresh sound bender.

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Folk Fam Jam w/ Milkweed at Photo City Improv
to Apr 26

Folk Fam Jam w/ Milkweed at Photo City Improv

The first ever Folk Fam Jam at Photo City Improv Live. 18+.
$10 presales, Tickets at the door $12 over 21, $15 unders.
7 acts on two stages featuring regional and local folk, string, and acoustic music! Music by Milkweed, The Forest Dwellers, James Ford, The Dawn Timbers, Old World Warblers, Zack Rabbet Futt, and Dillon Kronert. Music 8pm-1am. Artists Robyn Karma, Nettie Marie and more will be vending the evening. This event is big on having a warm and welcoming family vibe. The more the merrier so make sure to save the date!

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The Beard Family Blues Reunion
3:00 PM15:00

The Beard Family Blues Reunion

Join us Easter Sunday April 21st for a musical celebration in honor of Joe Beard! Featuring Chris Beard, Steve Grills and Joe Beard. Most certainly to be the blues event of the year. If you attended the sold out tribute last year, you know what an incredible show it was. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of show. More information on ticket outlets to follow.

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The Medicinals & Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra at Photo City Improv
to Apr 14

The Medicinals & Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra at Photo City Improv

Mom's Home Booking presents...

The crucial roots sounds of The Medicinals and the triumphant return of Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra!

Join us for a night of world music, reggae, and general killer times with The Medicinals and Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra at Photo City.

$8 (online only!) ->

$10 @ door
$15 under 21
(18+ only)

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to Apr 7


Some of Rochester’s best showing you how to Jam and spread positivity through a collective of instrument and voice. Come enjoy a melting pot of unique sound with musicians including Joe Stehle, Evan Hickernell, Dexter Redic, and more!

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Get Lucky with Porn Stars, Sat. 3/16 at Photo City
to Mar 17

Get Lucky with Porn Stars, Sat. 3/16 at Photo City

Saturday March 16th - celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend at Photo City Improv - 543 Atlantic Avenue ....

DeeDee's Club Night Out & Trillium Health present:

Eddie Danger (Edward)
Dylan Knight
more go-go boys TBA
DeeDee Dubois
Jahnell Meezon
Wednesday Westwood
Ginger KaiKai

Music by DJ Mighty Mic (Michael)

VIP Experience, Table Sales, plus General Admission tickets are on sale now.

Stay tuned for more announcements on this unique party!

Rochester are you ready to "Get Lucky"?

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HYB Productions presents: A 585 Hardcore matinee 3/3/19
1:00 PM13:00

HYB Productions presents: A 585 Hardcore matinee 3/3/19

Hardcore matinee at Photo City!

Please like, share and invite everyone.

—CONCRETE @concretehc
—FORGIVENESS DENIED @xforgivenessdenied
—JUGGERNAUT @juggernautbuffalo
—TREADWATER @treadwater585

All ages, mosh responsibly.

Doors at 1pm
First band approx: 1:30pm

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