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6 shows to see this week: Nov. 8-11

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Yarn/Wire plays Cornell's Midday Music series on Nov. 11.

Cornell hosts a cool experimental band from NYC and Iron & Wine comes to Homer for a sold-out show! Plus, a variety of music is on tap in the coming days, including jazz, blues, rock, and more.

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!

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The Dave Davies Trio -- Brian Earle, Dave Davies, Harry Aceto -- play at South Hill Cider Monday night.

Bluesy Jazz

Dave Davies continues his Monday residency on Ithaca’s South Hill, this time with his eponymous trio. He’ll be joined by Brian Earle on clarinet and Harry Aceto for an evening of early jazz, blues, and original music. Note: Masks will be required when you are not seated; dancing will be allowed with masks on. Bring your proof of vaccine for indoor service.

When: 4-7 p.m. Monday

Where: South Hill Cider

Cost: free

Event Info

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Meher Bhatia
Thomas Feng and Richard Valitutto

Sonic Exploration

In “colours and humours,” Thomas Feng and Richard Valitutto explore texture, color, resonance, memory, and drama, performing works for two pianos by Claude Debussy, Errollyn Wallen, Linda Catlin Smith, and Rebecca Saunders.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday (rescheduled from Sunday)

Where: Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

Event Info

Note: Campus visitors and members of the public must adhere to Cornell’s public health requirements for events, which include wearing masks while indoors and providing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test.

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Ready to Rock

Tuesday Bluesday returns to the Dock, with Andy Lockwood, Dan Paolangeli, and other veterans of the local scene joined by a variety of guests for an evening of blues, rock, and beyond.

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Dock

Cost: free

Event Info

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Bobby Fisher
Yarn/Wire comes to Cornell Thursday afternoon.

Breaking Boundaries

Cornell Music’s Midday Music series continues with a concert featuring new music quartet Yarn/Wire as they perform Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri’s "Quartet for Motors and Resonant Bodies," followed by a talk. Yarn/Wire is a New York-based percussion and piano quartet dedicated to the promotion of creative, experimental new music. The ensemble appears internationally at prominent festivals and venues including the Lincoln Center Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and more, and receives numerous commissions from composers. Papalexandri’s works interweave the borderlines of sound art, musical composition, visual objects, and performance and explore the factors that link these art forms.

When: 12:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Lincoln B20, Cornell University

Cost: free and open to all

Event Info

Note: Campus visitors and members of the public must adhere to Cornell’s public health requirements for events, which include wearing masks while indoors and providing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test.

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The 86ers play at South Hill Cider Thursday night.

Cider and Cowpunk

The 86ers will bring their raucous blend of country, rock, punk, and more to South Hill. The band features Josh Dolan on lead vocals and guitar, Heather Sanford (Motherwort) on bass, JP Payton (JP and the Easy Tigers) on lead guitar and Dan Lashkoff (Radio London, The Dart Brothers, The Chop Shop Band). Note: Masks will be required when you are not seated; dancing will be allowed with masks on. Bring your proof of vaccine for indoor service.

When: 4-7 P.M. Thursday

Where: South Hill Cider

Cost: free

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Kenneth McLaurin and SingTrece will bring "Singing Notes and Slinging Jokes" to Press Bay Alley Thursday night.

Singing & Slinging

“Singing Notes and Slinging Jokes” returns to downtown Ithaca, with SingTrece and comedian Kenneth McLaurin sharing the stage for their trademark evening of entertainment. The husband-and-wife team blends music, song, storytelling, and comedy as they take the audience on an intimate tour of life, love, and laughter.

When: 5-7 p. m. Thursday

Where: Press Bay Alley

Cost: free

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Iron & Wine

Going Solo

Iron & Wine brings its “Back to Basics” tour to Central New York for a sold-out show. The musical project of Samuel Beam, who will be armed with only his voice and guitar for this tour, Iron & Wine is marking its 20th year of recording and releasing distinctly cinematic songs that reflect Beam’s background as a film professor. Three recent albums have earned Grammy nominations: “Beast Epic” (2017), “Weed Garden” (2018), and “Years to Burn” (2019); his latest release is “Archive Series Volume No. 5: Tallahassee,” released this year by Subpop/Black Cricket Recording Co.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Center for the Arts, Homer

Cost: SOLD OUT!!

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Mike Darrah
Metasequoia returns to the Upstairs Thursday night.

In the Spotlight

Metasequoia will be featured in Artist Spotlight Night, a new series from New Vine Records and Kevin Black Presents. The Ithaca band integrates reggae, alternative, pop, blues & psychedelic influences, and includes Roo Earthling (vocals and guitar), Star Hanner (keys and vocals), Zach Kevan (bass and vocals) and Jeff Rouse (drums and vocals). Their latest album is “Trilling,” which came out in June and you can check out here. Learn more about the band here.

When: 10:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Upstairs

Cost: small cover

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