Hot tickets, new shows

05:00 AM, Jan 09, 2013

Singer Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs in Las Vegas last September. It was Green Day's last concert before Armstrong checked himself into rehab. (AP file photo 2012)/


Written By Jeff Spevak | Staff music critic

With Billie Joe Armstrong reporting from rehab that “I’m getting better every day,” Green Day has rescheduled the portion of the tour schedule that it was forced to cancel after the lead singer had a profanity-filled meltdown during a show in Las Vegas last year. The new schedule includes a 7:30 p.m. April 1 make-up for Sunday’s postponed show at the Blue Cross Arena at the Community War Memorial.

The band is touring in support of the upcoming release of three new albums, called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! (kind of a joke on that last one: the drummer’s name is Tré Cool). The band received considerable acclaim for the presentation of its album American Idiot as a Broadway play in 2010. Tickets ($27.50, $52 and $62) are available at ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000 and the arena box office, 1 War Memorial Square.

• Also at the Blue Cross Arena, Three Days Grace and Shinedown co-headline a 7 p.m. Feb. 22 night of metal. P.O.D. opens. Tickets ($25 and $40.50) go on sale at 10 a.m Friday at the box office, ticketmaster.com and (800) 745-3000.

Highly recommended: Father John Misty has an 8 p.m. Saturday (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 literate 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 the show) are available at waterstreetmusic.frontgatetickets.com or (888) 512-7469.

Filthy McNasty’s, Sisters of Murphy, Friday in America, Moho Collective, The Niche and Audio Influx are featured at Saturday’s (Jan. 12) Rochester Homegrown II at Lovin’ Cup Bistro & Brews, 300 Park Point Drive, Henrietta, near the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. Three Heads Brewing, Custom BrewCrafters, Rohrbach’s, Roc Brewing, Rogers Beer and Genesee are representing the local breweries. The local-oriented artisans and organizations event also features Marshall Street Bar and Grill, Tap and Table, Zebb’s, Fox Run Vineyards, Donnelly’s, Victoire, Basin Pub, Owl House, Mereware, The Good Food Collective, Genesee Center for Arts and Education and Chris Ward Metal Designs. Tickets ($10 in advance; $15 at the door) are available at ticketweb.com and the venue. Call (585) 292-9940 or check lovincup.com.

Local singer-songwriters Jerry Falzone, Chris Wilson, Warren Paul and Bill Welch play a Jan. 19 show at Hart Theatre in the Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave., Brighton. The show is a benefit for Cora Holliday, a familiar face in the JCC box office and desk for years, as well as with her previous position as manager of Parkleigh. Holliday has been battling diabetes, and proceeds from the show will go toward covering medical costs. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a lobby reception and silent auction featuring Parkleigh gift certificates, JCC Theatre certificates and other items. The music begins in the theater at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $10 to $20.