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11 shows to see this week: July 23-25

Jul 23, 2019

The GrassRoots Festival is now behind us, but there are still plenty of shows in the coming days to keep the music going.

Bob McMahon and the Fall Creek Brass Band return to the Ellis Hollow Community Center Tuesday night.

Street Beats

The Fall Creek Brass Band brings its high-powered horn sound to the Music in the Hollow summer concert series.

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Ellis Hollow Community Center, 111 Genung Road, Dryden

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2352655261522794/

Goin’ Glampin’

GoGone returns to the weekly Firelight Live music series for a night of original roots-rock and cool covers.  The Youth Farm Project's mobile market will be on site offering produce and celebrating their 10th growing season and 10th year providing produce for the Fresh Snack Program in area schools.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Firelight Camps at La Tourelle Spa

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/452704162161698/

Hot Jazz

Acclaimed pianist John White of Ithaca College brings along four other gifted musicians—who all happen to be music educators in the Finger Lakes region—for an evening of Latin jazz. White will be joined by Paul Merrill (Cornell University) on trumpet, Mike Carbone (Binghamton University) on sax and flute, Peter Chwazik (Cornell University, Ithaca College) on bass, and Tom Killian (Ithaca College and Elmira) on drums.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium at Klarman Auditorium, Cornell University

Cost: free

Info: facebook.com/CornellSCE/; https://www.facebook.com/events/296374797959833/

Blues and Beyond

Erin and the Backwoods Blues Project will showcase their high-energy sound, which mixes Delta and Chicago blues influences, at this bi-weekly summer concert series in downtown Newfield.

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Mill Park, Newfield

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/324429081579482/

Toronto's Melanie Brulée will make her Ithaca debut Wednesday night at Maxie's.

Canadian Americana

Canadian Folk Americana artist Melanie Brulée will make her Ithaca debut, sharing the stage with local favorite Janet Batch. The Toronto-based Brulée’s third album, “Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind,” which explores themes of family, loss and addiction, was released in October 2018.

When: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: free; donations welcome

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2433416966924836/

Boston's Juice plays the Haunt Wednesday night.

Shipping Up from Boston

Boston-based funk septet Juice will bring its high-energy sound to Ithaca. The band has earned raves for its live show: “Juice displays an enticing stage presence, physically grooving with infectious enthusiasm,” said a reviewer for the Music Connection. Nashville-based singer-songwriter Stephen Day will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15 in advance, $17 at the door

Info: thehaunt.com; https://www.itstimeforjuice.com/

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.

When: 9 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: therangeithaca.com

The Smokin' Loons come to Myers Park in Lansing Thursday night.

Loony in Lansing

The Smokin’ Loons will visit Myers Park in Lansing for night of acoustic-rock favorites ranging from Van Morrison to the Rolling Stones and beyond.

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Myers Park, Lansing

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/331397644400363/

Vocal Exchange

The monthly Cypher Night continues, once again hosted by Ithaca’s Ben “DJ ha-MEEN” Ortiz. In hiphop parlance, a cypher is an exchange of ideas, especially when it comes to the voice. To that end, the night will feature three hourly segments: 7-8 p.m., open-mic format, just show up and sign up; 8-9 p.m., invited poets and singers will perform; 9-10 p.m., DJ ha-MEEN will play a continuous selection of beats for the emcee cyphers to rhyme over, either pre-written or freestyle. There’s no cover for the event, which is open to all ages.

When: 7-10 p.m. Thursday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2785947211432502/

Kitestring will release its new album Thursday night.

Team Work

The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series with a special show, as local roots-rock band Kitestring will celebrate the release of its new album, “7 Years Good Luck,” at 7 p.m. Noon Fifteen, which at 6 p.m. will play the final show of its July “trifecta” that featured three unique local shows along with a new track and video released for each one, will open the show.

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion, Ithaca Commons

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/421486608638314/

Keepin’ it Goin’

After the Kitestring/Noon Fifteen show, head over to Monks on the Commons for the official after-party, with Ariel Arbisser and Nate Marshall playing soul, blues and more on the patio.

When: 8-10 p.m.

Where: Monks on the Commons

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/462406404524005/

Practice? Practice!

“Practice at Pete’s” is an old-school show featuring Chimes of Bayonets, Night of the Iguana (a new project from Steve Gollnick) and Secret Service Men.

When: 9:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Pete’s Cayuga Bar

Cost:  free!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/490175411742124/