Hot tickets, new shows

05:00 AM, Apr 26, 2013

Bob Dylan brings his music festival to Darien Lake this summer. He performs, left, at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards last year. (Chris Pizzello/AP file photo 2012)/


Written By Jeff Spevak | Staff music critic

The snoozy summer lineup at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center picked up this week with word that the AmericanaramA Festival of Music Tour, featuring Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket, will make a 5:30 p.m. July 18 stop at the venue. Ryan Bingham is also on the bill, and the websites suggest other acts may be added as well.

The tour brilliantly ties together the evolving progenitor of the folk-roots movement, Dylan, with second-generation bands picking up on the same concept, and executing it brilliantly: the ever-experimenting Wilco and the southern-soul inflected My Morning Jacket. Bingham is a beautifully ragged-sounding singer-songwriter moving in an increasingly rocking direction. This should be quite a show. The only negative: July 18 is also opening day for another rootsy event that appeals to the same audience, the GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in Trumansburg, Tompkins County.

The show’s pre-sale is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday (check the various acts’ websites), and it goes on sale to the general public 10 a.m. May 4. Tickets are already available on some websites, but these are generally overpriced speculative offerings on the part of ticket brokers: The actual ticket prices will range from $25 to $89.

• Also at Darien, Alice In Chains and Jane’s Addiction headline the 2 p.m. Aug. 11 Uproar Festival. The lineup includes Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, New Politics, Middle Class Rut, Danko Jones and the Chuck Shaeffer Picture Show. Tickets are $29 for the lawn, $49, $59 and $85, with a four-pack of reserved seats available for $87 and a four-pack of lawn seats available for $60. They go on sale at noon Thursday at livenation.com, ticketmaster.com, and (800)-745-3000.

• Also at Darien, The Allman Brothers Band is joined by Steve Winwood for a 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 show. Tickets ($29.50 for the lawn, $35, $45, $55 and $65) go on sale at noon Saturday.

Ukulele singer-songwriter Victoria Vox plays 7:30 p.m. Saturday (April 27) at Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield. The Rochester Ukulele Orchestra opens. Tickets ($18, $10 for students, 12 and under free) are available at goldenlink.org. Now living in Baltimore, Vox sometimes sings in French and is well regarded for her mouth-trumpet skills.

Bassnectar is joined by GRIZ and Thriftworks for a 7 p.m. Saturday (April 27) evening of electronic music at the Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St.. Tickets ($35) are available at rochestermainstreetarmory.com.

The rough-hewn and interesting singer-songwriter Ghostwriter plays 9 p.m. Tuesday (April 30) at Skylark Lounge, 40 S. Union St. Ahura Mazda opens. Incidentally, Skylark will host the Bob Dylan Birthday Bash, a Rochester tradition, when it returns after a year’s absence on June 1. Call (585) 270-8106. Also at the Armory:

• All Time Low and Pierce the Veil headline a night of scruffy alternative pop with Mayday Parade and You Me at Six, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 30). Tickets are $25 advance, $30 the day of the show.

• The hip-hop thing that will not go away: Insane Clown Posse, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 1). Tickets are $22.50 advance, $28 the day of the show.