Hot tickets, new shows
10:16 AM, Aug 16, 2013
Scion’s Bonzai summer rock tour, featuring 10 Years, Crash Kings, Diamond Youth, The Drop Kick Murphys, Family of the Year, IAmDynamite, Panic at the Disco, Pepper, Reel Big Fish and Sick Puppies, plays both inside and outdoor stages Saturday at the Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. Tickets ($29.95) are available at thezone941.com, Whitehouse Liquor, the House of Guitars, Extreme Graphix, J.D. Oxford’s, Advantage Federal Credit Union, Rochester Institute of Technology, Aaron’s Alley and rochestermainstreetarmory.com. Also at the Armory:
Wale, the rapper from Washington, D.C., has a 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 show. The Gifted, his soulful album released this summer, offers plenty of guns, pop culture and guests, including Cee Lo Green, Lyfe Jennings, Rihanna and even Jerry Seinfeld, with whom Wale has a minor obsession. Pusha T opens. The show is restricted to women 18 and older and men 21 and older. Tickets ($35) are available at Mad Flavors, Xquisite, ticketfly.com and rochestermainstreetarmory.com.
Swedish producer Adrian Lux, 8 p.m. Aug. 23. Tickets ($15) are available at ticketfly.com and rochestermainstreetarmory.com.
Singer-songwriter and innovative guitarist Keller Williams plays 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Historic German House Theater, 315 Gregory St. Williams uses a looping system of electronics to back himself during the performance. Tickets ($25.50 in advance; $30 the day of the show) are available at Needledrop Records and the Bop Shop (neither of which has a service charge), the House of Guitars, Aaron’s Alley, ticketfly.com or (877) 435-9849. Call (585) 857-8385.
Sacred Steel star Robert Randolph has a 9 p.m. Oct. 5 date at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. The pedal steel-driven music is a blend of gospel, rock, jazz and soul. Tickets ($25 in advance; $30 the day of the show) are available at waterstreetmusic.frontgatetickets.com, (888) 512-7469 and Aaron’s Alley.
Rock and roll screamers Barrence Whitfield & the Savages play at 8 p.m Sept. 10 at Lovin’ Cup Bistro & Brews, 300 Park Point Place, Henrietta. Tickets ($15 in advance; $18 at the door) are available at the venue and the Bop Shop.