5 shows to see this week: Jan. 30 – Feb. 2
We exit January and enter February with several cool shows on tap for the week.
A Good Cause
Maxie’s will host its latest Chicken Fried Fundraiser, with country-folk favorite Bert Scholl performing; proceeds will be donated to Loaves and Fishes, with $5 for every chicken dinner and $1 for every pint of Bacchus Brewing beer sold.
When: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Maxie’s Supper Club
Talking ‘Bout a ‘Revolution’
Rev. Sekou & the Holy Ghost combines blues, gospel, freedom songs, soul and funk into a unique sonic experience, as heard on their debut album, "The Revolution Has Come," which was recently named one of the "Top Ten Protest Albums of 2016" by Shadowproof. Learn more at www.rshgmusic.com
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora St.
Marco Benevento will perform at the temporarily reopened Rongovian Embassy; the keyboardist has impressed fans with his instrumental mastery and quirky songwriting. Next month, he’ll release a new album, “Woodstock Sessions,” which was recorded live at Applehead Recording in front of a studio audience last summer. Maybird will open the show.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Rongovian Embassy, Trumansburg
A Fine ‘Mess’
Ithaca Underground will host its first show of the year, with Adam Tinkle performing “A Mess of Things,” an hour-long fusion of radio documentary and experimental theater that blends storytelling and sonic chaos. Learn more at adamtinkle.wordpress.com/a-mess-of-things/. Locals Chris Corsano and Beau Mahadev round out the bill. Corsano is an avant-garde drummer who has played with Bjork, Evan Parker, Sir Richard Bishop and Jandek; Mahadev will be showcasing their latest sonic experiments.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Casita del Polaris
Joe Purdy and Garrison Starr team up for a double bill in Ithaca. Purdy is a singer-songwriter who has landed songs on “Lost” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” as well as releasing several albums on his own label, Mudtown Crier Records. Starr, a Mississippi native now based in Los Angeles, made her major-label debut in 1997 with “18 Over Me,” and has continued to release albums that blend rootsy and pop influences.
When: 9 p.m. Thursday
Where: The Dock
• Also, don’t forget the weekly residencies: Galactic Mondays at Casita del Polaris, Irish Sessions at Rulloff’s (Tuesdays), Tuesday Bluesday at the Dock, Reggae Night at the Dock (Wednesdays), the Musicians’ Noodle Bowl at Lot 10 (first and third Wednesday each month), and the various open-mic nights around town.