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05:00 AM, Dec 27, 2012

Chet Catallo plays his annual holiday concert Thursday, Dec. 27, at Water Street. (Brett Carlsen)/


Written By Jeff Spevak | Staff music critic

First highly recommended show of the post-Mayan calender debacle: Father John Misty has an 8 p.m. Jan. 12 show in The Club at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. The guy’s real name is Josh Tillman, and he was playing drums for Fleet Foxes while building his solo career. Likewise, Father John Misty music has a certain hymnal beauty to it, with the same literal lyrics, but it rocks more than Fleet Foxes. He’s an interesting live performer as well, sashaying around the stage like a guy who’s hearing voices in his head and actually doesn’t mind it. Tickets ($15 in advance; $17 the day of show) are available at waterstreetmusic.frontgatetickets.com or (888) 512-7469.

That’s a fine weekend in The Club, with former Thin Lizzy guitarist and Ultravox frontman Midge Ure playing an 8 p.m. Jan. 13 show there as well. Ure’s biggest impact may have been on the humanitarian front: He co-wrote the 1984 Band Aid hit “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” He also joined Bob Geldof to help organize the 2005 Live 8 concerts. And he’s really good cook. Tickets ($20) are available at waterstreetmusic.com and Lakeshore Record Exchange. Call (585) 244-8476.

Also at Water Street:

Chet Catallo’s annual holiday concert is at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. The former Spyro Gyra guitarist, known here for his band Chet Catallo & the Cats, has made a nearly complete recovery now from a spinal cord infection that left him unable to walk for months. Admission is $23. Check watersteetmusic.com.

• The Take Action Tour, with The Used, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire and Mindflow plays at 6 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets ($27.50 advance; $30 the day of the show) are at afterdarkpresents.com and (888) 512-7469.

• Max Creek’s Winter Creekfest features the Long Island groovers playing host to a two-day event. The Feb. 1 and 2 shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 the day of the show for a single night); the two-day pass is $25 in advance ($30 the day of the show). They’re available at waterstreetmusic.com and (888) 512-7469.

• The intriguing indie-rock hip-hop band Why? is joined by Astronautalis at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 in The Club. Tickets ($12 in advance; $15 the day of the show) are available at waterstreetmusic.com and (888) 512-7469.

For the avant-garde at heart, jazz trombone, cello and drums are featured when The Vlatkovich Tryyo plays at 8 p.m. March 4 at the Bop Shop, 1460 Monroe Ave, Brighton. A $10 donation is requested.

The Michael Musillami Trio, featuring the Connecticut-based guitarist, plays at 9 p.m. March 13 at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive, Henrietta, near the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. Admission is $10 advance; $12 the day of the show.