Heart, Fall Out Boy among the acts coming to town

06:17 PM, Jan 13, 2014

Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart play at the Auditorium Theatre on April 3. The Wilson sisters, singer Ann and guitarist Nancy, were 1970s and '80s fixtures. (PROVIDED PHOTO)/


Written By Jeff Spevak | Staff music critic

A few announcements that you may have missed in the holiday rush.

• Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart play at 7:30 p.m. April 3 at the Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St. The Wilson sisters, singer Ann and guitarist Nancy, were 1970s and ’80s fixtures with hits such as “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda” and “What About Love.” If that’s not quite your ’70s, the sisters do a pretty decent job on Led Zeppelin’s “The Battle of Evermore.” Tickets (ranging from $71.60 to $142.60, which includes service charges) are available at ticketmaster.com, the box office and (800) 745-3000. Check rbtl.org.

Fall Out Boy and Paramore co-headline July 2 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. New Politics, a Danish rock band now based in New York City, opens the alt-rock show. Tickets ($36, $46, $56 and $66 for shell; $26 for lawn; $78 for lawn four-pack) are at ticketmaster.com, livenation.com and (800) 745-3000.

Elvis Lives Live, featuring the Irish-born Elvis impersonator Patrick Johnson, plays here at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 E. Main St. From the videos, it looks like he sings with backing tracks, but he does have the voice and jumpsuits, if you’re into that. Johnson has cut down the commute considerably since moving to outside Buffalo. Tickets ($25) are available at rapatheatre.org. Call (585) 325-3366.

• Snocore is back with The Pretty Reckless headlining at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at The Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut St. Also on the bill are Heaven’s Basement, The Letter Black, Crobot and a band from this market chosen from the music website reverbnation.com. Tickets ($25 and $50, plus service charges) for the ages 16 and older show are available at snocore.com.

• This sounds like a good one: David Dondero, 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. A Minnesota native now living in Austin, Texas, Dondero has influenced songwriters such as Bright Eyes’ Conor Obrest, and even got a mention from Nation Public Radio in 2006 as among the 10 Top living songwriters in America. As Dondero is still living, he may still be on it. Tickets are $15 ($10 in advance).

Also at Abilene:

Garland Jeffreys, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Springsteen’s a fan, and Jeffreys put on a great show last summer at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Ticket ($25) are available at Abilene, The Bop Shop and Record Archive.

The David Mayfield Parade, 9 p.m. Jan. 25. Mayfield blends humor and energy with some really heartfelt songwriting, a very winning package. There’s a YouTube video of the band’s appearance at Abilene in December 2011 that shows Mayfield and his upright bassist lying on the stage in the midst of a very un-bluegrasslike psychedelic jam. Opening is Philadelphia’s The Kalob Griffin Band. Tickets are $15.

And watch for Abilene appearances by Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen March 2, The Fleshtones March 6, the return and CD release party of the once-lost Rochester gems Auld Lang Syne March 21, and Jim Avett, father of the Avett Brothers, March 27.

• Comedian Ralphie May performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. Tickets ($35 in advance; $40 the day of the show) are available at the House of Guitars, Aaron’s Alley, ticketfly.com and (877) 435-9849.

The Buddhahood celebrates the life of its late founder, Tony Cavagnaro, at the sixth annual January Thaw Concert, 7 p.m. Sunday at Zeppa Auditorium at the German House Theatre. The Rochester groove band and associates will be joined by Thunder Body in this benefit for the Tony Cavagnaro Young Musician’s Scholarship Fund and the Hochstein School of Music and Dance. Tickets to the all-ages show are $12 advance; $15 the day of the show.

• Rochester’s BML (proper name: Bailey Mason Lickers) reunites to release its first album in six years at 9 p.m. Friday at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. Pretty heavy original rock, with a cover of King Crimson’s instrumental “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Part II.”

Trio East has a 7 p.m. Sunday gig at Lovin’ Cup Bistro and Brews, 300 Park Point Drive, Henrietta, near the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. The Trio is three Eastman School of Music teachers who have been playing together for a while: drummer Rich Thompson, trumpeter Clay Jenkins and bassist Jeff Campbell. Admission is $8 at the door.

The Bop Shop, which sponsors the Trio East event, also has an 8 p.m. Monday jazz show at the store at 1460 Monroe Ave., Brighton. Buffalo pianist Michael McNeill is joined by bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Phil Haynes. A $10 donation is requested.

• Attention house concert fans: Wisconsin-based Peter Mulvey, whose conversational style has roots in his many early years busking in Ireland and Boston, has an 8 p.m. Feb. 8 show in Irondequoit. Just his spoken-word piece on Vlad the Astrophysicist, and the answer to whether intelligent life is out there in the universe, is worth the $20. Email ricmon31@aol.com for details and tickets. Same house also has Cliff Eberhardt March 8 and My Darling Clementine April 12.

The Djangoners — basically Bobby Henrie & the Goners with a Parisian-café mood — celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 104th birthday 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, 830 Jefferson Road, Henrietta. The Djangoners have pretty much nailed Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz guitar style. It’s free.

• Multi-instrumental duo Mustard’s Retreat has a 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 show at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield. Tickets ($18; $10 for students; free to children 12 and younger) are available in advance at goldenlink.org.

Also coming up from Golden Link Folk Singing Society:

Anne Hills & David Roth, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 atRochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield. Tickets ($18, $10 for students; free to children 12 and younger) are available in advance at goldenlink.org.

March Music Madness with The Dady Brothers & Friends, 7:30 p.m.March 29 at Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave.

David Francey, 7:30 p.m. April 26 atRochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield. Tickets ($18; $10 for students; free to children 12 and younger) are available in advance at goldenlink.org.

Claudia Schmidt & Dean Magraw, 7:30 p.m.May 17 at Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield.