7+ shows to see this week: Sept. 7-8
We enter the fall season with a batch of shows that will help you to hold on to summer for just a little bit longer. Plus, a cool documentary premieres at Cornell Cinema!
Please be sure to check with each show’s event page for various venue protocols, as well as potential postponement or cancellation information due to the weather. Stay safe, and enjoy as much live music as you can in the coming days!
Three years after opening for Rachael and Vilray at the Hangar Theatre, Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist-banjo master Taylor Ashton will return to Ithaca to perform. The former frontman of Vancouver’s Fish & Bird, Ashton last year released his debut album “The Romantic,” which chronicle “leaving a relationship, a band, and Canada,” and a complementary EP, “Romanticize.” Now based in Brooklyn, Ashton also has made a living as an illustrator, an audio book narrator, an occasional sideman for British country soul singer Yola, a songwriting teacher, and was even hired by the New York Times to write a song about the debt-ridden subway system.” Learn more here. Ashton will be accompanied by Sean Trischka at the show.
When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Big Sky Music Studio, Sweet Land Farm, 9732 Route 96, Trumansburg
Home in the Hollow
Rachel Beverly concludes the weekly “Music in the Hollow” series (this is a make-up date for a previously rained-out show). The Cortland-born, Ithaca-based singer-songwriting has been busy touring around upstate New York all summer, and last week released her latest single, “Our Love.” Learn more here.
When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Ellis Hollow Community Center
Strange Heavy – the duo of McKenzie Lauren Jones and Galen Chamberlain Morley – will showcase its “original sultry rock” featuring cello, guitar, drums and vocals. The pair released its debut album, “Wearing No Collar,” last summer. Learn more here. Stonebend Farm will be serving up pizza at 5-8 p.m.
When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Firelight Camps, La Tourelle Spa, Danby Road
Megastring, featuring dulcimer master Curt Osgood alongside fiddler Jon Avery and pianist John Wobus, will perform at the Trumansburg Farmers’ Market. Based in Binghamton, Osgood has been playing hammered dulcimer for over 35 years; he also sings, plays guitar and clawhammer-style banjo and has also presents workshops, facilitates festival jam sessions, gives lessons and tours with a number of contra dance ensembles. His latest CD is “Back Then,” a “collection of endearing classics from bygone days. Learn more here.
When: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Trumansburg Village Park, corner of Routes 227 and 96
‘Sisters with Transistors’
Cornell Cinema will present Lisa Rovner’s 2021 documentary film “Sisters with Transistors.” Narrated by legendary multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, the UK film showcases the music of and rare interviews with female electronic pioneers Clara Rockmore, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, Éliane Radigue, Maryanne Amacher, Bebe Barron, Suzanne Ciani, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, and Wendy Carlos. Find out more about the film here.
A panel discussion featuring Cornell faculty members Kevin Ernste (Music, Director of the Cornell Electroacoustic Music Center); Judith Peraino (Music) and Trevor Pinch (Science & Technology Studies) will follow the screening. Learn more here.
Note: per University guidelines, this event is only open to the Cornell community and their affiliates; masks required
When: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell University
Tickets: $5.50-$9.50, available online here
Reggae Night at the Dock returns, with Bead N Bone holding down the weekly hang with. Fronted by singer-guitarist London McDaniel, the band includes Shawn Seals on keys, Jabare on bass, Eesa on drums, and Alina Kim on vocals.
When: 7-10 p.m.
Where: The Dock
Hardcore Hump Day
Thrash-punk legends D.R.I. visit Binghamton for a midweek show. Formed in Houston, Texas, in 1982, the band includes two founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Rob Rampy and bass player Greg Orr. Learn more here. Mill Bastards, Unethical, and Deathwish will open the show.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: The Cave, 53 Chenango St. (entrance on Henry Street), Binghamton
Cost: $15 for advance tickets (available here); $18 at the door