Thursdays on First comes roaring back onto the scene this week with a lineup chock full of diverse sounds.
At 5 p.m., Colores, a half-local Spanish acoustic crew, will play the Peace Plaza stage, while Rochester-based bluesy folk-rockers the Listings will play the First Avenue stage.
As evidenced by the wry, distorted blues of “I feel like Dying,” a cut featured on their Reverbnation page, reverbnation.com/thelistings4, the Listings play their rock with a dash of Jimi Hendrix’s spirit sprinkled in. It should make a perfect compliment to the early evening heat.
At 7 p.m. on the Peace Plaza stage, the Railsplitters (therailsplitters.com) bring bluegrass all the way from Boulder, Colo., while Rochester locals Chester Bay make the trek home from their new headquarters in the Twin Cities to play the First Ave stage.
Led by singer Jake Bosben, Chester Bay plays laid-back, Corona-with-a-lime, ska-infused, Jack Johnson-esque tunes that would sound just as at home on a beach as they would on the airwaves of a mid-aughts college radio station. You can check out their work at chesterbayrock.com, where a handful of songs from their last studio album, “Get Free,” are available to stream.
This week’s music:
— Colores, Spanish acoustic from Rochester and Owings Mills, Md., 5 p.m.. Peace Plaza stage
— The Listings, Rochester-based country/folk-rock, 5 p.m. First Avenue stage
— The Railsplitters, Straight ahead bluegrass from Boulder, Colo., 7 p.m. Peace Plaza stage
— Chester Bay, Rock (Rochester natives now hailing from the Twin Cities), 7 p.m. First Avenue stage.