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12 shows to see this week: Oct. 8-10

Oct 8, 2019

A variety of music – ranging from psychobilly, bluegrass and jazz to reggae, funk and hiphop – is on tap around Ithaca in the coming days. Plus, catch the one-time only screening of the new ZZ Top documentary!

Tiger Army comes to the Haunt Tuesday night.

Psychobilly Freakout

Tiger Army will make its Ithaca debut. The California psychobilly trio is fronted by Nick 13 on guitar with Djordje Stijepovic on upright bass and Mike Fasano on drums, and recently released its sixth album, “Retrofuture.” Kate Clover and SadGirl will open the show

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

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By the Fire

The weekly Firelight Live series continues with Grassanova, the local bluegrass band that plays familiar favorites and more.

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Firelight Camps, La Tourelle

Cost: free

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Cinemapolis will screen the new ZZ Top documentary on Tuesday night.

Sharp Dressed Men

For one night only, Cinemapolis will present “ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas.” Directed by Sam Dunn, the film documents the story of “how three oddball teenage bluesmen became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet.” Founding members Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard are interviewed, along with several of their musical peers. Learn more at zztopfilm.com

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Cinemapolis

Cost: $10.50

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Houston's TAME (aka The Aspiring Me) performs at Casita del Polaris Tuesday night.

Houston’s finest

Come for a night of soulful, fast, introspective, melodic hiphop from Houston-based TAME (The Aspiring Me), who will be joined by locals Ladi Ayo, Cory Loveless, Catharsis, and JJ Wolfe.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: $10

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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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Get Down

SoDown will make his Ithaca debut – the sax-playing producer breaks his dance music down into three genres: “SoHeavy, SoGroovy, and SoChill.” DMVU, ivy., and Since JulEYE will open the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $15.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15

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David Gans returns to Ithaca Wednesday night to perform at Casita del Polaris with Terrapin Station.

Dead Man Touring

David Gans will return to Ithaca to perform with Terrapin Station. Host of “The Grateful Dead Hour” and co-host of “Tales from the Golden Road,” Gans tours around the country performing solo or with various Dead tribute bands such as our own Terrapin Station.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: $10-$13

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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

Learn more here.

String Fever

Come for a night of Appalachian music with Small Tattoo, featuring Judy Hyman (fiddle), Michelle Delco (banjo), Jeff Claus (guitar), David Jones (banjo uke), and Sally Freund (bass).

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Brookton's Market

Cost: free

Learn more here.

Joe Jencks comes to the Yoga Farm in Lansing Thursday night.

Just Joe

A familiar face to folk fans, Joe Jencks will return to Central New York to showcase his acoustic guitar chops and richly resonant tenor voice. The Chicago-based singer-songwriter is known for the intelligence, emotion, and humor he brings to his compositions and performances.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Yoga Farm, 404 Conlon Road, Lansing

Cost: $15-$30

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Ripe plays at the Haunt Thursday night.

Ready to Ripen

Ripe is a Boston-based septet known for fusing rock, funk, R&B, jazz, and pop influences into a danceable whole, one that’s showcased on the album, “Joy in the Wild Unknown,” which was produced by Vulpeck’s Corey Wong. Castlecomer, an Australian band now based in Nashville, will open the show. Tickets are $16 and up.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $16 and up

Learn more here.

Feelin’ the Funk

Funk Night returns to downtown Ithaca, with Dean’s Kids – Dan Keller, Max Shuhan, Hayden Frank, Owen Erickson and Archer Cowen – putting their spin on a bunch of classic soul, R&B and pop decade from the past 50 years.

When: 9:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: https://therangeithaca.com