Start off the week with this bevy of shows for your listening pleasure, including the debut of Ithaca’s newest supergroup!
The weekly Galactic Monday residency continues, with New Planets (a new band featuring Angelo Peters, Cooper Casterline, Alicia Aubin, Emmett Scott, Yao Foli “Cha Cha” Augustine and Archer Cowen) set to make their debut. They’ll be followed by the host band Galactic Escort Service for the usual set of sonic improvisations.
When: 9:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Casita del Polaris
Ways to be Wicked
Wicked Children – featuring locals Jeff Claus, Judy Hyman, Randi Beckmann, and Sally Freund joined by Gus and Huck Tritsch of Milheim, Pa. – will play fiddle tunes in Ithaca’s West End. The Tritsch brothers just placed first and second in the youth fiddle contest at Clifftop Appalachian Festival in West Virginia.
When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Franco’s Pizzeria
Cost: free; donations welcome
Four on the Floor
Party of Four will return to the Range for Swing Night. The band – Dave Davies, Cookie Cogan, Doug Robinson, and Wayne Gottlieb, plus Mike Wellen on drums – focuses on four-part jazz harmonies on a mix of standards and originals.
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (beginning swing dance lesson at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: The Range
Cost: $7, $5 for students.
GoGone will return to Firelight Camps, with R. Cooper, Meryl Young, Dave Hurwitz, Scott Wiggins and Ted Walsh teaming for a night of originals and cover songs.
When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Firelight Camps at La Tourelle Spa
Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton returns to downtown Trumansburg for their biweekly residency at the former home of the Rongovian Embassy.
When: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Garrett’s Brewing Company, Trumansburg
Cost: free, donations welcome
The Crucials continue their weekly Reggae Night residency in downtown Ithaca, with some of Ithaca’s top musicians joining forces for an evening of classic and obscure reggae and dub classics.
When: 9 p.m. Wednesday
Where: The Range
Those About To Rock
The Town of Lansing’s summer concert series concludes with Bad Alibi, the local quartet known for its classic rock favorites.
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Myers Park, Lansing
Go With Them
The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series continues with the Gunpoets, the Ithaca hiphop band that has built a large local following since its founding in 2008. Expect to hear some new songs from their forthcoming album, as well as some classic Gunpoets tunes.
When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons
Keepin’ it Goin’
After the Big Takeover show, head over to Monks on the Commons for the official after-party with Harry Nichols playing solo on the patio.
When: 8-10 p.m.
Where: Monks on the Commons
Two to Tribute
The annual Trumansburg Fair continues this week, and night the Grandstand will host a big double header of two classic-rock tribute bands: at 7 p.m., The Prezence will unleash its Led Zeppelin show, followed at 9:30 p.m. by the Floyd Concept, which will bring its Pink Floyd tribute to the stage – complete with circular projection screen, laser show and sax player.
When: 7-11:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Trumansburg Fairgrounds
Info: https://www.tburgfair.info; https://www.facebook.com/events/409606136554223/