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11 shows to see this weekend: March 24-26

Mar 24, 2017

An eclectic array of bands is visiting Ithaca this weekend, including a few from neighboring Pennsylvania. Plus, Gucci Mane plays a big show at Cornell’s newly renovated Barton Hall.

Joe Crookston
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Warm Welcome

Two of Ithaca’s most popular music acts, Joe Crookston and Answer the Muse, will perform a benefit concert for Ithaca Welcomes Refugees (IWR). The show will support Ithaca's efforts to welcome refugees into the community, and into our country.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: First Unitarian Society

Cost: donation

Info: www.ithacawelcomesrefugees.org

Ire Clad return to the Haunt Friday for "March Metal Madness."
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Heavy Rock

Ithaca’s own Ire Clad (www.ireclad.com) will host “March Metal Madness,” which also includes Syracuse’s Fall of Humanity, Seneca Falls’ Many Will Fall and Auburn’s Murder in Rue Morgue, a melodic metal band.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $9

Info: www.thehaunt.com

Duo Grande

Jennie Lowe and Michael Stark will showcase their new duo format. They’ll be playing “new songs with some new sounds,” according to Lowe. Justin Roeland will sit in for a few tunes as well.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: $7

Consider The Source return to the Dock Friday night
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Outer Space

“Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion" trio Consider the Source features some of the most impressive musicianship you’ll ever see, especially Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, but bassist John Ferrara and drummer Jeff Mann are equally talented.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: The Dock

Cost: $15

Info: www.facebook.com/CTSmusic

Marching On

The Cosmic Joke Collective returns with the theme of “Forward March!” with Acrolette, Pierce Walsh, Estelle Waterman, Vee Da Bee and Brian Sincerbeaux showcasing new work “as part of the resistance to dark political climate,” said host Mickie Quinn.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Lot 10 Lounge

Cost: $5

Info: www.facebook.com/cosmicjokecollective/

Slingshot Dakota perform at the Chantiloft Saturday night.
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Pennsylvania Pop

Ithaca Underground will present a show at the Chantiloft, with local favorites Teencat, Spazzare and The Eternal Savages joined by headliner Slingshot Dakota, a synth-pop duo hailing from Bethlehem, Pa.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Chantiloft

Cost: $7

Info: www.ithacaunderground.org

School of Rock

The New Roots Rock Band, Steel Band, Vocal Ensemble and Spoken Word Club will perform a benefit as part of the GrassRoots Festival’s youth program, "Roots in the Schools.”

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Dock

Cost: $5; proceeds benefit the performing arts programs at the New Roots School.

Info: www.thedockithaca.com

On The Rise

The Districts are a Pennsylvania band signed to the cool Fat Possum Records label, which has released their past two albums, including 2015’s “A Flourish and a Spoil.” Opening the show is Erick Slick of Dr. Dog, and Rosu Lup, the duo of Jonathan Stewart and Josh Marsh.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15

Info: www.thehaunt.com

Let’s Dance

The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will host a spring dance-party fundraiser featuring Toivo, know for its mix of Scandinavian, Tex-Mex, Cajun, honky-tonk, European, South American and original dance tunesWhen: 4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts

Cost: $5

Info: www.tburgconservatory.org

Ready to Rap

Widely ranked among the most gifted rappers of his generation, Gucci Mane has been incredibly productive since his long incarceration and subsequent early release last May of “Everybody’s Looking,” his first album in more than a decade.

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Barton Hall, Cornell University

Cost: $30-$35 at the door

Info: www.cornellconcerts.com

Duo Delight

The Cadleys will return to Bound for Glory. Based in Fayetteville, just outside of Syracuse, John and Cathy Cadley recall classic male-female duo such as Ian and Sylvia and Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons as they blend country, pop, folk and mountain influences.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

Info: www.boundforglory.org