We’re in the midst of the dog days of summer – luckily, there are a bunch of cool shows in the next few days to help boost your spirits.
Common Railers – the Americana quartet fronted by singer-songwriters Peter Glanville and Gordon Rowland – return to the “Music in the Hollow” summer concert series. Their latest album, “Isn’t It Real,’ came out earlier this year.
When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Ellis Hollow Community Center, 111 Genung Road, Dryden
Jai and Jonathan Meyerhoff of Answer the Muse will visit Firelight Camps for a night of originals and cover songs.
When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Firelight Camps at La Tourelle Spa
Bright Leaf Vineyard, which overlooks the Eastern shore of Cayuga Lake, continues its summer concert series with Austin MacRae, the local singer-songwriter who released a new EP, “Better Devil,” a few weeks ago.
When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Bright Leaf Vineyard, King Ferry
Cost: free; donations welcome
The Purple Valley will provide the sonic backdrop for a night of dancing with their brand of blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and swing.
When: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar & Tea Lounge
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
Sending Off Saiorse
Good Áine – the duo of sisters Marie and Saiorse Grady – will return to Ithaca’s West End for a night of Celtic tunes on fiddle and flute. It’s Saiorse’s last gig before she heads overseas to compete in the All-Ireland fiddle competition – in Ireland! “Come get a sneak preview of her competition tunes, wish her well and eat some pizza.”
When: 6 p.m. Thursday
Where: Franco’s Pizzeria
Cost: free; donations welcome
The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series will host a rootsy double-header, with Rose and the Bros bringing their Cajun-Zydeco grooves to the Bernie Milton Pavilion at 7 p.m. after an opening set by Janet Batch, whose edgy country-folk originals has gained her a following around the region in the past couple of years.
When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons
The Town of Lansing’s summer concert series continues with The Destination, the regional nine-piece powerhouse known for its high-energy mix of funk, rock, R&B and pop favorites.
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Myers Park, Lansing
Eye Vee Arts & Media, who presented the recent Sandy Ewen show, will host Id M Theftable, whose “performances consist of stream-of-consciousness vocal technique, performative manipulations and gestures with collected objects, as well as the use of an amplified wire and wood sculpture that amasses echoes, shrieks, crashes, and creaks.” Find out more at kraag.org. Jen Kutler, who uses found objects and field recordings in her shows, and local noise artist Sunken Cheek round out the bill.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Grayhaven Motel, 657 Elmira Road, Ithaca
Info: https://www.facebook.com/eyeveearts/; https://www.facebook.com/events/1234393810074751/
Keepin’ It Country
Country singer Dylan Scott will come to Trumansburg; he’s known for hits such as “My Girl,” “Hooked” and “Crazy Over Me,” and has racked up more than 600 million streams online. Learn more at dylanscottcountry.com. Regional acts Chasing Neon and Dirtroad Ruckus will open the
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Trumansburg Fairgrounds
Cost: Tickets are $27.50 and available online here and at the gate.
Keepin’ it Goin’
After the Big Takeover show, head over to Monks on the Commons for the official after-party with Richie Stearns on the patio.
When: 8-10 p.m.
Where: Monks on the Commons