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5/16/2013 Summer shows, recording update
Hey everyone! It's been a few months since we posted some news for you, so here's some info! We are still in the studio putting the finishing touches on the new album. Brandon is laying down the vocals over the next few weeks, and then pretty soon we'll start mixing. Looks like a late summer/early fall release...the sooner the better! Of course we'll have an epic CD release show to celebrate...stay tuned for the date, the awesome local openers, and the super-secret RAD venue that we plan to have it at!
MoChester performing at the 2013 Rochester Lilac Festival
photo credit: Tim Buisman Photography
3/24/2013 Water Street Music Hall show with RMB!
We are super pumped to announce that we will once again be sharing the stage with one our favorites, the Ryan Montbleau Band! The show will be Friday, April 12th at Water Street Music Hall. Doors at 7PM, and the night will flip-flop back and forth between the Club and Main Stage in the Hall with several awesome bands. Show is 16+, with $12 advance sale tickets ($15 day of the show). You can get more information and purchase tickets online HERE. Can't wait for this show!
1/3/2013 WWFD Benefit Show at Firehouse Saloon
We are honored to be a part of this very important event on Sunday, January 6th at the Firehouse Saloon. A $10 donation is suggested at the door to help the families who were affected by the tragedy that took place in our hometown on December 24, 2012.
12/13/2012 End of the year plans!
Happy almost Winter! We have some great shows planned for the remainder of the year...really hoping the world doesn't end! We are super pumped for our return to The Club @ Water Street playing alongside some GREAT local acts, plus we are playing a Pre-New Year's Eve Bash to celebrate the return of live music at the completely renovated Richmond's Tavern! Should be an awesome couple of shows!
We are also happy to update you that we have studio time officially booked for the end of the month to begin work on the new album! Wanna see what goes on behind the scenes? Follow us on Instagram at @mochester to keep up with the goings-on..you can also get to our Instagram pics on the FANS page of this website!
10/1/2012 New FREE downloads!
We just added 6 FREE downloads from our set at the Rochester Marathon! Go grab 'em by clicking the Soundcloud icon!
9/27/2012 We are playing Meliora Weekend!
We have just confirmed that we will be playing at a huge University of Rochester Alumni Event during Meliora Weekend! The event was so big last year, that they are renting the Rochester Main Street Armory for this year's party! We are honored to be a part. Keynote speakers and perfomers for Meliora Weekend 2012 include Barbara Walters and Craig Ferguson...not too shabby! Even though this event is geared towards U of R alum, it is open to ALL. 18+ (must show valid ID to drink). Some fun things going on include a Kan Jam tournament sponsored by Monster Energy, 2 huge bars, a corn hole tournament, and more!
9/11/2012 Vote 4 MO to be named Rochester's BEST!
We have been nominated for BEST ORIGINAL BAND in Rochester City Newspaper's "Best Of Rochester" 2012 survey! Click the photo below to vote for all things that ROC...including MoChester! Voting ends Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:00PM!
Here are some of the awesome festivals we are playing this summer! You can get more information regarding dates and time slots on our SHOWS page!
6/8/2012 New Website!
In honor of the one-year anniversary of the release of "Stop and Go", we decided to roll out a brand new website for you all! Click the buttons above and have a look around our new digs!
5/16/12 MoChester to play "Roc Of Lovin' 2012"
We are pumped to play the 1st annual "Roc Of Lovin' 2012" at Lovin' Cup; sponsored by Roc Brewing Company! We are opening for Sim Redmond Band.
2/20/12 Mo Who?
Check out this sweet blog post from Restless Records...thanks guys!
2/10/12 MoChester unveils "MoChester LIVE"
We are happy to announce the birth of our latest endeavor - MoChester LIVE! If all goes well, we expect to have LIVE ONLINE STREAMING at most (if not all) of our future shows! The MO is going viral...ROC!!
2/4/12 MoChester to perform at "A Heart For Shay"
MoChester will be rocking out at the "A Heart For Shay" benefit at the California Brew Haus!
1/19/12 WXXI "OnStage" Viewing Party
Come to our party! We'd love for you all to join us at Shamrock Jack's for the premiere of our episode of WXXI's "OnStage" ! The live performance that was filmed back in October of 2011 will finally be seen on television on Sunday, January 29th at 7:00PM. Come down to Shamrock's and enjoy free pizza, along with great drink specials from Genesee Beer, and most importantly, MoChester on big screen TVs with the sound up throughout the bar! Party starts at 5:30PM!
12/28/11 Premier of WXXI "OnStage"
Please tune in to WXXI on Sunday, January 29th at 7:00PM for MoChester's episode of OnStage! The band was chosen to have a live performance filmed in front of a studio audience; check out the finished product on TV!
12/1/11 MoChester to open for RMB
We are happy to announce that we will be performing in support of the Ryan Montbleau Band and The Brew at the Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY on December 8, 2011. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the venue's website.
10/14/11 MoChester to appear on WXXI's "OnStage"
Big news! We are thrilled to announce that MoChester has been selected to be featured on the 3rd season of the WXXI television series "OnStage"! OnStage gives a live, intimate look at original bands from upstate NY and the surrounding region. 12 bands were selected from almost 150 applicants to have a live performance filmed before a studio audience. Past artists who have appeared on the program include Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing), the Chesterfield Kings, and more.
8/18/11 Racino a fine concert venue
Sweet review from the BNL show at the Racino...check it out!
8/11/11 MoChester slated to open for BNL
Awesome! We are opening for Canadian alternative rock group, Barenaked Ladies at Finger Lakes casino and Racetrack on Wednesday, August 17, 2011! BNL is best known for their singles "If I Had $1,000,000", "One Week", "Pinch Me", "The Old Apartment", and "Brian Wilson". They have been nominated for numerour Juno and Grammy awards, and won two Billboard Music Awards in 1998 for "One Week".
6/20/11 MoChester wins "Roc Star Rivalry"
Spreading more MO! MoChester was featured this morning on the Wease Show on 95.1 The Fox as a contender in the show's Roc Star Rivalry competition. Roc Star Rivalry pairs two bands against each other each Monday morning for 10 weeks to vie for a spot as an opening band for Rochester's "Party in the Park" summer concert series, which takes place every Thursday night in the summer at the Riverside Festival Site. We were paired against local band "Funknut", and sample songs were played on the air for each band. After hearing our single "Crackerjack Tattoos", Wease and the other show hosts voted to a unanimous decision, and we got picked to open the July 14th show supporting Grammy winning latin ensemble, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra!
6/7/11 MoChester's CD Release Party
We are having a party to support the new CD! Will you come?
6/1/11 Press Release
MoChester excited for fresh start, new tunes, and summer in the Roc
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