Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 - 4:00pm
The Isotopes triumphant return to Park Ave Fest with our friends at
Thanks to everyone who voted for us.
For those of you who didn't, find out what you've been missing out on by clicking on our sweet Audio Page.
You can score your very own copy at The Record Archive or at our Merch Page.
The first song off the new album, Odd Particle, has it's own video with complete lyrics. Some bands spend months making music videos. We spend minutes!
Click here to read old news.
In case you were among the hundreds of thousands of Rochestarians who missed our last performance at an art exhibit, fear not, for you shall now have the chance to witness us at an art exhibit in a record store!
(clicky-poo for details)
You can also stay up way past your bedtime on a Sunday night to celebrate surviving the end of the world!
In other news, we finally got video of last summer's Water Street Music Hall show where we opened for a Dave Mathew's cover band. If you're checking out our website, you probably weren't there. Go to our video page and watch lots of songs right now!
Well, bad ending to a great summer for the Isotopes. Thanks to everyone who came out to shows and supported us. And an extra-special shout out to the person claiming to be Ed from the German House's lawyer. Thanks for not suing us! XOXO.
Big Christmas show scheduled for 12/23 and some other Fall shows in the works. Check back hourly.
Don't just take our word for it, see what the fine folks at Rochester Insider have to say.
Make sure you catch our appearance on The Sunday Night Shakedown this Sunday, April 3rd at 8pm on WBZA 98.9 The Buzz! We'll be performing live in-studio. You can listen live here.
The most amazing part, no one has caught on yet. People seem to think this is a legitament rock band, which says more about the other local rock bands than it does about us. Step it up guys, a t-shirt and jeans, zero boobs, and a rock version of Folsom Prison Blues isn't going to pack many places larger than Monty's Krown (which is always packed because alcohol and drugs are still quite popular).
Of course, the Isotopes are not content to just continue the usual year of devastating shows and unplanned go-go pregnancies. Nope, this year we're celebrating because 10 years is something special. Hell, its 6 years longer than the first black man to become president held office. And for this accomplishment we're throwing a party. The other worthy band, the Hi Risers, will be there, and so will you. Come down to the Montage Music Hall on April 8th, and maybe, just maybe, some of our incredible ability to keep a cool head, a moist penis, and an extraordinary live experience will rub off on you. That is, if you'd like the Isotopes to rub off on you. And in case you do contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To hold you over until then, here's a new song. Check it out here before it becomes the theme song to the next hit CBS crime action/drama prime time show, CSI and Order: Omaha.
The next show, December 4th at the Lovin' Cup, will be the Isotopes last until Spring of next year. Admiral Awesome is once again breeding and will have nipples that are much too tender to slap the skins. Come out and support, there will be some surprises that don't involve groin punching! (and some that do)
Also, don't you wish you could see what the Isotopes Announcer is up to ALL THE TIME? Well wish no more kiddies, because after years of existence, there's finally something useful on Twitter! Now you can follow The 'Topes Announcer and receive relevant, timely updates on your mobile device, laptop or cochlear implant.
note: The following has been edited because of a legal issue we're extremely proud of:
Now on to the unpleasant stuff. The owner of the German House, Ed So-and-so, is a total boner taster. He watched us set up and sound check for an hour. We then went downstairs and bought food from his establishment. When we came back up, he wouldn't let us in the show without a ticket. I'm serious. When we told the security guy that we were in the Isotopes he said "Who?". Who?!?! The mother fuckin' Isotopes motherfucker!!! Anyways, there were many other problems with that douche Ed So-and-so and for all the hassles he's earned the coveted boner taster of the month award. Congratulations Edward So-and-so, how does that boner taste? I sure hope you sit around googling your name. note posted 7/21/11 - he did :)
This exciting new release will include new studio recordings, as well as live tracks from the WXXI OnStage performance that aired last year. You can get a sneak preview on our audio page.
In other exciting news, we have new pictures for your viewing pleasure! Stay tuned for details on how to get tickets to our hot New Years Eve show.
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction...
The Isotopes have finally assumed their rightful place as a historically significant
cultural force by being included in The George Eastman House exhibit
Where We Live.
The collection spans from the first photograph of Rochester in 1845 to the
September 17, 2009 outdoor bash with The Topes in the South Wedge. As you already knew,
Kodak's founder was a huge fan of face-melting instrumental rock 'n roll.
The exhibit runs through January 24th.
Due to an "unfortunate" incident the Isotopes were forced to leave the Barn Bash. This wouldn't have been a big deal
but it was before we were scheduled to perform. I'm pretty sure that was the main reason they asked us to come down.
Our apologies to anyone who was hoping to catch us yesterday, we'll make it up to you by melting your face next time.
What a weekend it was for the Isotopes. After performing for the fine folks of Rochester at a free outdoor show in
Star Alley, we were greeted in Warsaw by this marquee at the Stage:
The Colonial Belle managed to stay afloat during the entire Isotopes Booze Cruise,
and we've got the pictures to prove it. Check us out
tomorrow morning when we visit a real radio show, Breakfast Buzz with Kimberly and
Beck on 98.9 The Buzz, to address their handsome and provocative audience (and hopefully
sell them some Topes Shwag).
Thanks to everyone who came out to see our triumphant return to the Bug Jar stage!
Good luck with that heat stroke. In other news, experts all over the world finally agree
about what's wrong with the health care system:
Not enough Isotopes!
A big thank you to the hundreds of drunks who joined us at Dragonfly for the Park Ave Fest!
Don't worry, those bruises should clear up in a week or two. In other news, apparently "viewers
like you" have been donating some killer weed to the folks at WXXI, because they ran our OnStage
re-broadcast two weeks ahead of schedule. No worries, you can check out our
video page for some clips - some were too hot for TV in the first place.
We also put up more pics of our triumphant set at East Ave fest,
finalized the booze cruise, and scheduled the annual Xmas show. I guess we'll get around to
writing some decent music at some point, too. See you at the bug jar!
We're currently in talks with a sponsor to help us put together another booze cruise this summer. This time we'll have a
bigger boat, and according to Glenn Johnson, better weather. More details coming soon.
Another year, another East End Fest devastated by the Isotopes. A big thanks goes
out to our friends at The Insider, who gave us the stage and took some
photos for insurance purposes.
Some joker also posted some completely unauthorized video
- it sounds like pickled bunghole, but The Isotopes have never really been about the music anyway.
(Check the video page for some officially sanctioned motion pictures).
Holy Media Blitz Batman! The Isotopes have been promoting their triumphant return to the stage
and the special remastered re-release of Real Instrumental Heroes by appearing on a series
of radio shows. We were on The WBER Local Show and The Wease Show in a single week,
and those programs couldn't be more different. One was a long, drawn-out, boring, unfortunate
experience in the sadness of the human spirit - and the other was on a college station on a
In other news, we've added a a whole new page
to our photos section and we'll see you at our second annual East End Fest appearance this Saturday!
Check it Isofolks, video from the show we played Christmas night with our brand new Isotopes go-go dancers is now available on the
Video Page. I know, sick!
We've been updating the crap out of this website. Just about every section has new media for you to devour. Make sure to check out the
Video Page for new live performance video from WXXI's OnStage (including songs that didn't air) and footage shot at the
Bug Jar in August that we were totally unaware of. We also updated the sh*t out of the Photos Section. Some shots are pretty spank
worthy. Also, anyone interested in purchasing the latest CD, Real Instrumental Heroes, may do so on this site: Click Here.
Thanks to Freetime Magazine for naming the Isotopes new CD Real Instrumental Heroes one of the top 15 local
releases of 2008. Physical copies are now available for sale on this site and at Record Archive
and the Bop Shop. Also, we'll soon have
the tracks available for download here and on iTunes. Check back soon.
Looking for your picture with Santa? Check 'em out here: Santa Photos.
Oh Snap! NEW ISOTOPES MP3'S!
Our jittery friends over at Red Bull had us on another amazing show last month at the Main Street Armory.
The free beer was so good, the Topes don't even remember playing it, but here's proof they did:
Killer BMX Vid Featuring the Isotopes. Sweet edit job almost makes it worth sitting through a 12 second pre-roll ad.
Rochester's self-promotingest rockers will be back in the studio in September to record
a brand new album. There will probably be a December release, just not sure which year yet.
Also, set your tivo right now, the Isotopes will appear on WXXI (channel 21, cable 11) on Sunday, December 28th.
It's an hour of lively political debate and cooking tips, missing it would kinda suck.
The Isotopes broke the proverbial cherry of
The Record Archive's brand new stage at their brand new location. The debauchery
was photographically recorded for posterity by
Thanks to the Archive for having us, and we have no idea how all those CD's ended up in
Hercules's bass drum.
Thanks to the city of Buffalo and Red Bull energy drink for the great time we had last weekend. The Red Bull guys really
took care of us and we appreciate it. As far as we're concerned it doesn't matter that their beverage tastes like crap and makes
us do things we regret the next morning. Check out a ton of pictures from the show up on buffalo.com:
Today the Isotopes had band practice and didn't have to play a single crappy cover song. It rocked.
Our radio appearance on Kimberly and Beck from this morning is now up in our press section.
Click here to listen to the best segment in Rochester morning radio history. To be fair, Wease is pretty easy to top.
Huge thanks to City Newspaper and Frank DeBlase for awarding this site Rochester's
Best Local Band Website! We couldn't agree more. This site is full of sweet music, pics, videos, and hilarious news updates.
Well music, pics and videos anyway. It's a good thing City has informed the public about this epic site because the Isotopes are much too
humble to promote it themselves.
Our brand new movie shorts, the Isotopes' Public Service Announcement and the Merchandise Commercial, have been added to this
site for your viewing pleasure. Check out these and all the other sweet vids we've created on our Video Page.
Finally the new CD has been released! If you didn't make it out to the show last night, you better have a good excuse.
Thanks to everyone in the packed room for coming out and supporting us. Everyone who was there witnessed the debuts of
Go-Go Dancers Molly Tov Cocktease and Jean Creamer and keyboard player Dick Fitzwell. All fine additions to a lineup that
was already pretty freakin' sweet.
Everyone who came down to the parade for Labor Day got their doctor recommended daily dose of rock from, you guessed it,
the Isotopes! We should have some new photos and video from it up here soon.
This just in: The Isotopes are awesome!
Brand new videos from the Water Street show have been added to our Video Page. Check out some of the highlights of the night including the swing classic Sing, Sing, Sing and guest singer Kevin O'Connor performing Neil Diamond's America. There are six vids in all and we'll probably add more soon because the video came out SWEET!!!
Holy crap there were a lot of people at Water Street this past Friday. Thanks to everyone who made it out,
except for those guys who were stabbing themselves. They probably should've stayed home. Next time there's an
act between bands, we'll try to find one that doesn't tell the audience to "f*ck off" while performing. Of course,
preceding and following the Topes is not easy.
Some bands might take some time off when their drummer breaks his ankle, not the
Isotopes! In their hiatus your heroes learned at least one or two new songs and I think
Handsome changed some notes in one of the solos.
The Isotopes were not able to perform at their last scheduled show Jan. 26
at Water Street Music Hall. Unfortunately, although he rarely gets the better of us,
Atom Smasher was able to sabotage the show by breaking Hercules Rockefeller's ankle.
Thanks to Tom Foolery and the Shannanighans for
stepping up at the last minute and filling in for us.
Thanks to everyone who came down to the Bug Jar for our Annual Christmas Show. Those people who were close enough to the stage got to see our brand new movie The Making of: How the Isotopes Saved Easter (A Sneak Peak). Now it's available to those who didn't elbow their way to the front. Check out our Video Page to watch the new movie and a couple of songs from that show.
New Video! Check out the teaser for the trailer for the making-of documentary of the brand new Isotopes Easter Special!
The new disc has been recorded and we can humbly say that it is the best recording ever made by a Rochester band. But that shouldn't surprise anyone. What should surprise you is that we're actually charitable enough to have a couple of the brand new songs available for FREE on our website! Go to our Audio Page to check out the new tunes.
Thanks to everyone who made the voyage on the Genesee River with the Isotopes. The event was such a success that we may just do another one in the Spring, but with a bigger boat and more drugs. Watch for video clips from that event appearing on the site soon.
In other news, the Topes return to the studio with their newest addition, guitarist Lance Uppercut, in mid-October. The new CD will be available in early 2007.
So the Topes had another run-in with their arch-nemisis Atom Smasher, this time on 98.9FM. We have updated our Press page with audio from that radio appearance. Also, any time an Isotope or any member of their immediate or extended family is mentioned in any type of publication, you'll find it on the press page just to make it look like we get a ton of pub. Perhaps Atom Smasher is right, we really are the most over-exposed band in Rochester. Oh wait, I forgot about that band with the old people in it, Atomic Swindlers.
Also, our Merchandise page has been redesigned and updated with all the latest Topes' merch. Except of course for those items that would land us in federal prison with Tommy Chong.
We just updated our Video page with some sweet footage from our show at the Bug Jar over Memorial Day weekend. Extra special thanks to Mike Schroedder and Marty Sindon for filming and Grant Heberger for doing a phenomenal job editing. Check out the beautiful go-go dancers as well as the smokin' hot Eddie Nebula, our guest musician that night.
The Isotopes would like to thank Asbury Lanes and Unsteady Freddie for having us over July 4th weekend. We had a great time and were treated like the rock stars we are. Special thanks to Mike and Sandy from NESMA for making the long trip to NYC and for the great show review!
Happy Mexican Drinking Day everybody! Check out the Videos section for brand new footage from the Labor Day Parade. Yeah, the Isotopes play parades, so what, what are you gonna do about it?
The Isotopes' friends over at HeavyRoc.com decided they couldn't resist the topes' advances any longer and made them the Band of the Month for March. Check out the interview here.
The Isotopes are five! The month of January marks The Isotopes
five year anniversary. Yep in this month five years ago The Isotopes
were born and weighed 6 lbs 2 ounces and their genitals weighed
in at a massive 150 lbs. So make sure you
email us and wish
us a Happy Birthday. Or don't... fine.
Wonder what happened to theisotopes.com all last week? Were you going through withdrawal by not being able to view the most prolific "scientist/musician/underwear model" guys around? Well we're back now. Our super computer, Commodore 64, crashed and it never backed itself up. Bad 64, ...bad. Anyways, we are back up on our new super computer, Colecovision, and are running like Chesty LaRue's fishnet stockings after she gets done loading our equipment for us. Thanks for your patience and you can now resume your lustful, tissue filled late nights of viewing... The Isotopes website.
Did you miss the Christmas show? Were you there but couldn't see the movie because the setup totally sucked? Great news, the movie is now available on this site for your viewing and downloading pleasure. Check out the Videos section.
Also, as if you didn't get enough cool crap from the Topes for Christmas, we now have tracks from our newly recorded, yet-to-be released CD on the Audio section. Yeah, you're welcome! And remember, GO TOPES!
Ho ho ho! The Isotopes have begun (and almost completed) shooting for "How The Isotopes Save Christmas", the new "family" oriented special from The Isotopes movie director Greg Herman. The 'Topes have only one chance to save Christmas (and their unbelievably kick ass Xmas show) from their evil arch nemesis, Atom Smasher. Will the 'Topes save Christmas? Will Santa survive to deliver all of your presents? Will the Topes ever get a budget larger than $100 worth of beer, drugs and Santa suit rentals? 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Be sure to check out this blockbuster production featuring a cast of local faves and of course, the Isotopes GoGos. Look out for the brand new Isotopes pint glasses available at the next show, picture soon.
The 'Topes are going into the studio this weekend and next for a brutal new recording with the help of Doug White at Watchmen Studios.
Good news and bad news. The good news is, we finally have our Isotopes' Movie Trailers on the site for you to download. The bad news is, there is no bad news. CLICK HERE!
Holy crap, our CD is finally released to the public. That's right, Choose Your Own Adventure is here, smell the glove people. For anyone who wasn't at our CD release show... oh wait... the whole damn city of Rochester was there. But seriously the CD is out and we are getting more press than ever. Check out the Merch section soon to see all our new Topes junk and how to get your own copy of the CD that is being called "The best CD not to feature 50 Cent and Ludacris".