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14+ shows to see this weekend: Nov. 12-14

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Bill Payne and Little Feat come to Ithaca Friday night.

It's another busy weekend on the local scene, as Little Feat comes to the State Theatre of Ithaca, The Lone Bellow comes to the Homer Center for the Arts, and Walter Trout comes to the Hangar Theatre. Plus, there are many other cool shows around the area ranging from funk and rock to classical and folk

Please be sure to check with each venue for its covid protocols, as well as potential postponement or cancellations due to the weather. Stay safe, and enjoy as much live music as you can in the coming days!

Feat of Strength

Little Feat will bring its “By Request” tour to Ithaca, celebrating more than 50 years of its distinctive gumbo of American music that includes hits such as “Dixie Chicken,” “Oh Atlanta,” “Willin’,” “Let it Roll,” “Spanish Moon,” and “Fat Man in the Bathtub.” The current lineup includes Bill Payne (keyboards, vocals), Kenny Gradney (bass), Sam Clayton (percussion and vocals), Fred Tackett (guitars and vocals), Scott Sharrard (guitars and vocals), and Tony Leone (drums). The band released a new song, ““When All Boats Rise,” this summer. Visit littlefeat.net to learn more. Slide guitarist Jack Broadbent will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: State Theatre of Ithaca

Cost: $45 and up, available online here and at the door.

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The Lone Bellow

In Harmony

Known for its majestic three-part harmonies on hits such as “Then Came The Morning,” The Lone Bellow returns to upstate New York. The band includes guitarist Brian Elmquist, lead vocalist Zach Williams, and multi-instrumentalist Kanene Donehey Pipkin; their latest release is “Half Moon Light,” recorded with The National’s Aaron Dessner.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Center for the Arts, Homer

Cost: $15-$89, available online here.

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Ji Young Kim and Mike Lee

Back to the Future

The Cornell Department of Music and Center for Historical Keyboards continues the series “Future Imperfect: Brahms and the Passage of Time” as Mike Lee and Ji Young Kim will use the variation genre to explore Brahms’ special relationship with Clara Schumann. This program, played on the Center’s 1835 Simon piano, will feature two variation sets that Brahms dedicated to Clara: Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 9 and the “Handel” variations, Op. 24.

When 6 & 8 p.m. Friday

Where: AD White House, Cornell University

Cost: free, but seating is limited; advance online reservations are recommended. Sign up here. SOLD OUT!!

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Vaporeyes

Regional Rock

Winners of two Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYs), Vaporeyes blends psychedelic and prog-rock influence to create its distinctive sound. They’ll team with Amongst The Monks, the Southern Tier favorites that draw from rock, blues, and funk influences for their energetic style.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: The Dock

Cost: small cover

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Opening Night

The Ithaca Ale House will celebrate the opening of its new location in downtown Ithaca with a two-night stand from Showtime, the Utica area’s premier cover/party band.

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday

Where: Ithaca Ale House

Cost: free

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Pianist Roger Moseley, cellist John Haines-Eitzen, and violinist Rebecca Anderson

Perfect Pairs

Pianist Roger Moseley, cellist John Haines-Eitzen, and violinist Rebecca Anderson perform the original 1854 version of Brahms’ “Op. 8 Piano Trio” and will pair the work with songs by Beethoven and Schubert that appear as fragmentary allusions in the work. Soprano Amy Crouch also performs on the songs.

When: 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free and open to all

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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.

Classical and Beyond

The Cornell Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michelle Di Russo, will perform a program that explores how the genres of blues, jazz, and gospel have influenced classical music and includes Carlos Simon’s “Amen!,” Gershwin’s Variations on “I Got Rhythm” with faculty soloist Xak Bjerken, and William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American.”

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bailey Hall

Cost: free and open to all

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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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Silent Sounds

Cornell Cinema will present a special screening of “A Fool There Was,” the 1915 silent film directed by Frank Powell. Featuring a breakthrough performance by Theda Bara, one of America's most famous silent film stars, “A Fool There Was” is just one of two surviving films starring Bara, even though she made 40. The film launched the career of pioneer producer William Fox and the Fox Film Corporation, and established a new archetype: "the vamp," a woman who uses her charms to seduce men and then ruins their lives. A landmark in early American cinema, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2015. This recent 35mm print restoration will be accompanied live by a score for chamber ensemble by Dr. Philip C. Carli.

When: 7:15 p.m. Saturday

Where: Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell

Cost: $12 general, $10 students ($2 off for All-Access Pass holders)

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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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Walter Trout

Blues Troubadour

For nearly 50 years, Walter Trout has been blazing his blues path around the country and across the globe with his inspired live performances and nearly 30 albums. Formerly a member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – a slot previously held by the likes of Eric Clapton and Peter Green – Trout has carved out an impressive solo career in the ensuing years. His latest album is “Ordinary Madness.” Learn more here. (Note: This show was originally scheduled for Oct. 15 at the Homer Center for the Arts.)

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hangar Theatre

Cost: $15-$30, available online here.

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Note: See the Hangar’s Covid protocols here

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Rockin’ The Dock

The longtime CNY favorites Tailor Made return to Ithaca with their raucous blend of country and classic rock. Fronted by singer-guitarist Tink Bennett, the foursome plays a mix of classic and country rock alongside several excellent originals. The band recently released its latest album, “Hate The Game.”

When: 7-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Dock

Cost: small cover

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Leo and the Maydays released their new album, "Freshman," on Oct. 31.

Two of a Kind

Two local favorites – Rachel Beverly and Leo & the Maydays – team up for a show in downtown Ithaca. Rachel released a new single earlier this year and has another one coming later this month, while Leo & the Maydays released their debut album “Freshman” on Halloween. Note: Kitestring was originally set to play this show, but had to cancel.

When: 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

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Stonk & Honk

Upstate quartet Honker will bring its high-energy blend of funk, rock, and jam influences to Ithaca, showcasing its original tunes and covers from Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, and others. The band includes Nate Calzetoni (guitar), Jeff Howard (drums), Jim Lomonaco (bass), and Mike Paffie (keys); their latest album is “Street Lights.” Find out more here.

When: 10:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Upstairs

Cost: small cover

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Johnny Dowd Time

Fresh off his latest national tour, local icon Johnny Dowd returns home for an intimate show in Brooktondale. He’s planning to put out a new album in early 2022; in the meantime, he’s got a couple of holiday tunes ready for release. New sensation Mopes will open the show.

When: 2-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Brookton’s Market

Cost: free

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Circus Culture will present the Fall edition of "Circus Seasons" on Sunday afternoon.

Circus al Fresco

Circus Culture will present its fall edition of “Circus Seasons, featuring performances by Circus Culture artists, Cornell Lion Dance, local musicians Travis Knapp and Annie Sumi, place-based dance performances, weaving by Luna Fiber Arts, hot apple cider, and more. Stroll through the Marina Loop or bring a blanket and settle in to watch performances by local artists as they jump, juggle, and fly into the Fall afternoon.

When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Allen H. Treman Marina

Cost: free and open to all

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British Invasion

The Cornell Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Michelle Di Russo, takes the Bailey Hall stage with a British-inspired program, performing Arvo Pärt’s “Cantus in Memoriam” Benjamin Britten, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s “Four Novelletten, Op. 53,” and Elgar’s “Serenade for String Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 20.”

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Bailey Hall

Cost: free and open to all

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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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More Shows

GoGone returns to Hopshire Brewing in Dryden at 6-8 p.m. Friday

Sydney Irving and the Mojo are at Homer Hops at 6-8 p.m. Friday

Rich Evans is at Grist Iron Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Friday

The Immortal Peaches are at Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge at 7:30 p.m.

Tom and Rick Groove are at Cortland Beer Company at 8 p.m. Friday

Proper Philth is at The Upstairs at 10 p.m.

JD and Sam of Petty Thieves are at Treleaven Winery at 1-4 p.m. Saturday

Freight and Lora Pendleton with Pat Burke team for a show at Stonebend Farm at 5 p.m. Saturday

Madd Daddy is at Summerhill Brewing at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday

Alex Goettel is at Brewer’s Café and Taproom in Dryden at 6-8 p.m. Saturday

Darkwine at Homer Hops at 6-9 p.m. Saturday

Lub Dub is at Grist Iron Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Saturday

The X'plozionz are at Cortland Beer Company at 8 p.m. Saturday

Patrick Young is at Treleaven Winery at 1-4 p.m. Saturday

Jasperoo + 2 are at the Community School of Music and Arts’ Hamblin Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday

Sandra Esparza is at Drifter’s on Owasco at 2-5 p.m. Sunday

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Jim Catalano covers the Finger Lakes music scene for WITH (90.1 FM in Ithaca, WITHradio.org) and its affiliates.