11+ shows to see this week: Aug. 7-10
Kansas City-based folk duo Kirstie Lynn and Galen Clark come to Trumansburg, Deep Dive hosts a LionsGate Pre-Party, and Al Stewart of “Year of the Cat” fame plays a sold-out show at the Center for the Arts of Homer. Plus, catch a bunch of area bands around the region in the coming days!
In other big news, Different Radio – WITH-FM (90.1 in Ithaca; withradio.org) and WRUR-FM (88.5 in Rochester) is now known as The Route, which will offer more music! Ryan Yarmel has been named The Route’s music director; he has been the host of “Radioland with Yarms” on Thursday nights since 2019, and takes on this new role with a strong focus on steering listeners on the road to more music discovery.
There’s also an updated schedule, with Yarmel launching a new afternoon show at 2-6 p.m. daily. “Open Tunings” with Scott Regan remains at 9 a.m. to noon, with the World Cafe now running from noon to 2 p.m. Get the full scoop here!
South Hill Cider’s Monday Night Jazz series continues this week with MAQ, a quartet that performs everything from classic and modern jazz to Brazilian bossa and folk music. The lineup includes Eric Aceto (violin), Harry Aceto (bass), Doug Robinson (guitar, vocals), Chad Lieberman (accordion), and Steve Pond (percussion). MAQ plays the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday
Where: South Hill Cider
Angelo Paradiso (New Planets, Living Myths, Big Mean Sound Machine, Swamp Kids) continues his weekly residency at Deep Dive, joined by special guest drummer Fabi, the Miami-based musician who has made the Finger Lakes his summer home in recent years.
“Angelo Paradiso (multi - instrumentalist / mad scientist) brings you a VS battle that will make that tush pop and jaw drop. Man VS machine : Angelo invites a rotating cast of characters that range in instruments, names and forms to battle machine sequences, modular synths and all things sample-able. All styles from all places. All things funky. No computers, just humans. Bring your dancing shoes, your party hat, and dial 1-800-NOREQUESTS.”
When: 8:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Deep Dive
Practice at Presents returns to downtown Ithaca with another cool show. “We’re back at The Downstairs! We’ve got some incredible solo artists coming through so come on out and show some support!” On the bill are Alaska-based Justin Boot, West Virginia’s Allan Sizemore, and recent Seneca Falls transplant Muhammad Seven.
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: The Downstairs
Deep Dive will host the LionsGate Pre-Party as a prelude to this coming weekend’s LionsGate Family Campout.
“It's almost time for LionsGate Family Campout and we are excited to stoke the fire with ya'll at the Deep Dive on 8/8 for the official pre-party! A select handful of artists have been chosen to open the portal and bring the vibes that we will be creating together at the campout. We are planning a dynamic Shin-Dig featuring the talent of Acoustic Singer Songwriter Travis Knapp, The Hybrid Electronic Musings of Hollings, The Live-Looping Wizardy of Mystik Fool & an all new Dj-set by CoZmic Theo. There will be collaborations, give aways, and as always the best bar service on Cayuga Lake thanks to the ever attentive high vibe staff at the Deep Dive. LionsGate Family Campout ticket holders can attend for free so be sure to scoop your tickets in advance with the link below. Everyone else pays $10. All profits after paying sound tech and travel expenses will go directly to the Cayuga Nation aka The Gayogohó:nǫˀ.”
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Deep Dive
Cost: $10, available online here
The Cherry Arts presents “As You Like It,” its first-ever Shakespeare production.
“The crew is in trouble — so they're putting on disguises, marching into the forest, and not coming out until everyone's married! As You Like It is a cheeky and adventurous comedy full of passionate lovers, nefarious schemes, and ridiculous disguises. It's also Shakespeare’s most musical play, and some of Ithaca’s most beloved musicians have written sweet new tunes to bring Shakespeare's songs to life.”
“The play is chock full of songs —which will be written by some of Ithaca’s most iconic songwriters including Jennie Lowe Stearns, Nate Silas Richardson (of the Sim Redmond Band), and Maddy Walsh (of The Blind Spots).” Other contributing local songwriters include Mandy Goldman, Evan Friedell, and Samuel B. Lupowitz.
When: Wednesday through Sunday
Where: The Cherry Artspace
Cost: $10-$55, depending on the performance date; tickets are available online here
The Deep Dive House Big Band continues its every-other-Wednesday residency under the direction of local jazz professor Greg Evans, who teaches at Ithaca College and Cornell University and plays drums with Rose and the Bros and other area bands. The DDBB will feature players from Cornell University, Ithaca College, and the greater Ithaca Community every other Wednesday for the coming months.
When: 8-10 p.m. every other Wednesday
Where: Deep Dive
Cost: free; ages 18 and up
In the Rye
South Hill Cider’s Community Concert Series continues with local singer-songwriter Rye Makepeace.
“Influenced by music from across the country, Rye Makepeace performs a ‘rhythmic Americana’ version of his collection of original songs. With Rock at the core, you will hear undertones of Cajun, Blues, Bluegrass, and Country.”
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: South Hill Cider
Cost: free; donations welcome
Coming from Kansas City
Kirstie Lynn and Galen Clark visit from Kansas City, Missouri, to play the Honeybee Embassy at Bright Raven Farm and Apiary.
“At the crossroads of Kirstie Lynn’s magnetic voice and Galen Clark’s innovative harmonies comes a rich nostalgia longing for understanding. Nature inspired poetry and lush stringed accompaniment offer an introspective lens into the familiar contradiction of the trials and triumphs of life. The intimate style of the duo’s performance envelops audiences in dreamlike tapestries spanning tales of melancholy, wanderlust, and memories of time and place.”
“We've got seasonally flavored honey-sweetened soda, honey-filled chocolates, and a delightful indoor and outdoor space to enjoy music in. Outside food is welcome. No alcohol, please.
When: 6-8 pm. Thursday
Where: Bright Raven Farm and Apiary, 4061 Swamp College Road, Trumansburg
Cost: $10; kids under 12 get in free
The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series continues its 2023 season with the Fall Creek Brass Band, which fuses the sound of New Orleans street music with funk, jazz, and pop music. “With a mighty crew of trumpets, trombones, saxes, drums, and a big green sousaphone, the Fall Creek Brass Band always attracts a crowd and gets everybody’s feet moving!”
The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series series runs through Sept. 14; see the full lineup here!
When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion, the Commons
After the show, head down the Commons to Monks for the free after-party show featuring Metasequoia at 8-10 p.m.
Hazy Shade of Summer
DFLT, the duo of James Spitznagel and Tom Bruce, will present a live streamcast. The pair has just released its latest album, “Microhaze,” which was recording live online via SonoBus by the Rochester-based Spitznagel and the Ithaca-based Bruce. Check out more of their releases on the Plus Ultra bandcamp.com site.
When: 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: online via Facebook Live
Al Stewart and The Empty Pockets come to Central New York. Known for songs such as “Year Of The Cat,” “Time Passages,” “On the Border,” “Nostradamus,” and “Roads To Moscow,” the Scottish-born singer-songwriter “has released nearly 20 introspective and lyrically powerful records featuring brilliant backing musicians (Jimmy Page, Phil Collins, Richard Thompson, Peter White, etc.).” His biggest platinum successes, “Year Of The Cat” and “Time Passages,” were released in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He’s had several top 20 singles, including the above-mentioned titles, as well as “On the Border” and “Song On The Radio.”
In Al’s own words: “I'm just a folk singer that is interested in history and wine that got lucky with some hit records! It's as simple as that really. I was always a huge music fan and originally, I had wanted to be Brian Jones and then Bob Dylan, but those two jobs were already taken. And in many ways, I'm still pretty much the same troubadour that I was back in 1965. I still get a kick out of hearing the Zombies, Hendrix or They Might be Giants on the radio.”
When: 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Center for the Arts of Homer
Cost: SOLD OUT!
Brett Beardslee is back with the blues at Rasta Ranch Vineyards at 5-8 p.m. Mondays
Mark Maynard hosts Open Mic Night at Lucky Hare Brewing in Hector at 6-8 p.m. Mondays
Poetry &. Prose Open Mic Night returns to the Downstairs at 6:30-9 p.m. Monday
Rena Guinn and Joe Lule are at Barnstormer Winery at 5-8 p.m. Tuesday
Freight plays the Ellis Hollow Community Center at 6-8 p.m. Tuesday
The Jesse Collins Quartet is at Firelight Camps at 6-8 p.m. Tuesday
The Center for the Arts in Homer hosts Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Tuesdays
Auburn Public Theatre hosts Open Mic Night at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays
The Westy hosts its Open Mic Night at 9 p.m. Tuesdays
TOiVO are at the Trumansburg Farmers Market at 4-7 p.m. Wednesday
The Argos Grove Trio plays jazz at the Argos Inn at 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays
DJ Obvious Objects are at the Stonecat Café’s Pub Night at 5-7 p.m. Wednesday
Jesse Collins and Friends host the Sandwich Sessions at Brookton’s Market at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Fabi is at Ithaca Beer Company at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday
The Bollicine Brothers are at Damiani Wine Cellars at 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays
Unreal Village is at Bright Leaf Vineyard in King Ferry at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday
JP Payton of Freight plays the Newfield Music Series at Mill Park at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday
Sammy Viamonte is at Atwater Vineyards at 6-8 p.m. Thursday
Jimmy Stapp is at Salt Point Brewing at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday
Doc Weismore and Real Country play on the Homer Village Green at 7-8 p.m. Wednesday
DJ Dale hosts Trivia Night at Revelry Yards at 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays
Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge hosts its weekly Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday
The Upstairs has resumed its weekly Open Mic Night, now at 8:30 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays
Scott Tremelo is at Grist Iron Brewing at 5-8 p.m. Thursday
The Inner Crazy are at Six Mile Creek Winery at 6-8 p.m. Thursday
Pat and Don are at Cortland Beer Company at 6-8 p.m. Thursday
Joe Lule and Friends are at the Scale House Brewery at 6-8 p.m. Thursday
The Brewhouse Blues Jam makes its bi-weekly return to Hopshire Farm and Brewery at 6-8 p.m. Thursday
The Whiskey West Duo is at Two Goats Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Thursday
Bad Alibi is at Myers Park in Lansing at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday
Benny T brings his Open Mic Posse to The Ridge in Lansing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday
GoGone is at Cortland’s Courthouse Park at 7 p.m. Thursday
Atlas Bowl in Trumansburg hosts the weekly Vinyl Showcase at 7-10 p.m. Thursdays
DJ Dale hosts Karaoke Night at the Upstairs at 10 p.m. Thursday
Aug. 8, Pantera with Lamb of God, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse
Aug. 8, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Abilene Bar & Lounge, Rochester
Aug. 8, Goo Goo Dolls and O.A.R., Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Aug. 9, Pantera, Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien
Aug. 9, Shakey Graves, Lincoln Hill Farms, Cazenovia
Aug. 10, Richard Marx and Yacht Rock Revue, Artpark, Lewiston
Aug. 11, The Frank White Experience, Westcott Theatre, Syracuse
Aug. 11, The Chicks, CMAC, Canandaigua
Aug. 11, Zac Brown Band with Marcus King and King Calaway, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse
Aug. 12, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Smith Opera House, Geneva
Aug. 12, Dan + Shay, Turning Stone Event Center, Verona
Aug. 12, Disturbed, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse
Aug. 12, Zac Brown Band, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel
Aug. 13, Mastodon and Gojira, Upstate Medical Arena at the Oncenter War Memorial, Syracuse
Aug. 13, Zac Brown Band with Marcus King and King Calaway, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Aug. 13, Joe Bonamassa, Styx, and Don Felder, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel
Aug. 14, Maddie Poppe, Westcott Theatre, Syracuse
Aug. 16, Goo Goo Dolls and O.A.R., St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse
Aug. 16, Nickelback, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center
Aug. 17, The Steeldrivers, Center for the Arts, Homer