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10 shows to see this week: Nov. 12-14

Nov 12, 2019

It may be cold outside, but you’ll be able to warm up with some great music in the coming days. Hiss Golden Messenger and the Dip make their Ithaca debuts, while familiar faces such as Molly Tuttle and Palehound make welcome returns.

Anna Tivel (left) and Maya de Vitry will perform at Sweetland Farm in Trumansburg on Tuesday night.

Two of a Kind

Maya de Vitry and Anna Tivel will join forces for a night of acoustic music in an intimate setting. A co-founder of The Stray Birds, who broke up in 2018, de Vitry released her solo debut, “Adaptations,” earlier this year. Based in Oregon, Tivel’s latest release is “The Question,” which NPR called “one of the most ambitious folk albums of 2019.”

When: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Sweetland Farm, 9732 State Route 96, Trumansburg

Cost: $15 at the door; email Rosie at rosienewt@gmail.com to reserve a spot at this house concert; bring a snack to share during intermission.

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GoGone will play a free show Tuesday night at La Tourelle

Fond Farewell

GoGone will mark the end of the Firelight Camps’ 2019 glamping season with a thank-you show that will feature the band’s usual mix of cool covers and compelling originals.

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: La Tourelle

Cost: free

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Erin and the Backwoods Blues Project return to the Range Tuesday night.

Bluesday Tuesday

Erin and the Backwoods Blues Project will return to downtown Ithaca for a night of high-energy blues, including several original songs. Erin Mulrooney will be joined by Lisa Bloom, Dan Paolangeli, Glenn Porter and Mike Allinger for the show. Host band The Blues Rangers will open the night

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Range

Cost: free

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The Dip play the Haunt Tuesday night.

Seattle Sounds

The Dip will make their Ithaca debut; the Seattle-based septet blends vintage soul and R&B with modern influences to create its distinctive sound. Opening the show is Erin and the Wildfire, a Virginia-based band that fuses pop, soul, funk and R&B.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15

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Celtic Sounds

Members of Traonach host this weekly Irish jam session, which features traditional tunes and plenty of special guests.

When: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Argos Inn

Cost: free; donations welcome

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Three of a Kind

Jazz trio Argos Grove – Ithaca College faculty members Nicholas Walker (bass), Greg Evans (drums), and Andrew Carroll (piano) – continue the celebrated Wednesday happy hour community music tradition initiated by i3° at Bar Argos. The trio’s repertoire ranges from Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder to the Beatles, Disney, swing, funk and bossa nova.

When: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Argos Inn

Cost: free; donations welcome

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MC Taylor will bring Hiss Golden Messenger to the Haunt Wednesday night.
Credit Graham Tolbert

American Music

The stellar double bill of Hiss Golden Messenger and Molly Tuttle comes to Ithaca. The project of songwriter MC Taylor, Hiss Golden Messenger has drawn acclaim for its intimate sound that provides the perfect backdrop for Taylor’s pensive lyrics. Tuttle, who performed here at the Winter Village Bluegrass Festival a few years back, is recognized as one of the best flatpickers in bluegrass, but she’s expanded her sound for her solo debut, “When You’re Ready,” which incorporates a variety of influences.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $21 in advance, more at the door

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The Crucials return to the Range Wednesday for Reggae Night.

Good Vibrations

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. DJ Jesse Hill will start off the night by spinning on the decks.

When: 9 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

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Kelly Hunt comes to BRU 64 in downtown Cortland on Thursday night.

American Made

Kansas City-based singer-songwriter Kelly Hunt makes her Cortland debut with her “Even the Sparrow” tour. A native of Memphis, Tenn., Hunt blends old-time, folk and bluegrass influences into a distinctive sound that feels both familiar and fresh. She’ll be accompanied by Staś Heaney on violin.

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: BRU 64, Cortland

Cost: free; donations welcome

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Travis Knapp kicks off his nine-day tour of Tompkins County towns Thursday at the Hotel Groton.

Towns Tour

Local singer-songwriter-banjoist Travis Knapp kicks off his Southern Cayuga Lake Watershed Tour, which will take him to all nine towns in Tompkins County over nine consecutive nights. “The tour focus is the watershed of Southern Cayuga Lake – all of the waterways that feed into Cayuga, such as Six Mile Creek, Fall Creek, and Cayuga Inlet – and acknowledgement of this land as ancestral territory of the Gayogohó:no (Cayuga) people,” Knapp said.

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Hotel Groton

Cost: $20 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds

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Ellen Kempner returns to the Haunt with her trio Palehound on Thursday night.

Hound Sounds

Led by singer-guitarist Ellen Kempner, the indie-rock trio Palehound returns to Ithaca.  Kempner and Jesse Weiss (drums) and Larz Brogan (bass) recorded the band’s latest album, “Black Friday,” in California, working with co-producer Gabe Wax (Beirut, Soccer Mommy).

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $13 in advance, more at the door

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Practice Makes Perfect

In honor of National Pickle Day, the monthly Practice at Pete’s residency returns for a mid-month bonus edition, with host band Secret Service Men joined by local alt-rock trio Teencat. Bring a pickle to any of the SSM agents and receive a special pin from the band!

When: 9 p.m. Thursday

Where: Pete’s Cayuga Bar

Cost: free; donations welcome

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