KINDOFKIND tops prog-rock and math-rock at Bug Jar | Concerts of your choice


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  • Bassist Ian Fait, guitarist Dan Sweeny and KINDOFKIND drummer Nigel Blair headlining at Bug Jar on September 24, 2021.

Over the past two years, Rochester has seen a wave of innovative progressive rock and math-rock groups. On Friday, September 24 at 8 p.m., fans can experience the influx firsthand as KIDOFKIND, Free Casino, MakeItStop and The Stone Lows share the lineup at Bug Jar and honor the audience.

The headliner of the evening, KINDOFKIND, describes himself as “experimental progressive wizards of indie-alt psychmath rock”. As a math-rock trio, the band takes the genre to the next level with their second full-length album, “Odds & Ends Begin to Even Out, from 2019”. same shoegaze.

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Free Casino is a newcomer to the local math rock scene, which is undergoing a stylistic reset with the release of its second EP, “Our Casino”. The Nazareth College graduate trio draw inspiration from a wide range of influences, from jazz to slowcore, producing a sound that can electrify and hypnotize the listener at any point in a song.

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As the second act on the bill, MakeItStop will prepare the listener’s palate for stellar prog-rock tunes with unexpected elements of metal and punk. The evening’s opening, The Stone Lows, will give psych-pop fans a dose of their everyday groove, creating a tantalizing mix of psychedelic shimmers and grunge-rock distortion.

KINDOFKIND, Free Casino, MakeItStop and The Stone Lows share the bill Friday September 24 at 8 p.m. at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. $ 10. 18 years and over admitted with ID; Proof of compulsory vaccination, wearing a mask strongly recommended. For tickets, go to

Emmarae Stein is a freelance writer for CITY. Comments on this article can be directed to [email protected].

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