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13 shows to see this week: Sept. 16-19

Sep 16, 2019

The week gets off to a quick start with the return of indie-rock heroes Built To Spill (update: now sold out!) followed by big shows at the State Theatre and Center for the Arts. Plus, catch the new Linda Ronstadt documentary, and the end of the Downtown Summer Concert Series!

Built To Spill returns to the Haunt Monday night.

Ready to Rock

Led by guitarist Doug Martsch, Idaho-based rockers Built To Spill will return to Ithaca with their “Keeping It Like a Secret” tour, which will spotlight material from the past 20 years as well as from their latest album, 2015’s “Untethered Moon.” Prism B tch and And And And will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Monday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $30 (Low ticket alert!) SOLD OUT! No tickets will be available at the door!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1219243161587412/

Andrew Alling will team with Washington, D.C.-based Bellwether Bayou at Sacred Root Kava Bar Monday night

Joining Forces

Local singer-songwriter Andrew Alling will team with Washington, D.C.-based Bellwether Bayou, the solo folk project of singer-violinist Laura Schwartz, for a night of rootsy original music in downtown Ithaca.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday

Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar

Cost: small cover

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/517394395739909/

Planet Rockers

The weekly Galactic Monday residency continues, with the host band Galactic Escort Service for the usual set of sonic improvisations.

When: 9:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/casitapolaris/

The new Linda Ronstadt documentary is now screening at CInemapolis.

Voice of a Generation

The new documentary “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” continues to screen in downtown Ithaca. The film chronicles the career of the versatile vocalist whose mastery of several styles – country rock, pop, rock, new wave, Mexican, and more – kept her at the forefront of popular music for decades.

When: all week

Where: Cinemapolis

Cost: $10.50

Info: https://cinemapolis.org/film/linda-ronstadt-the-sound-of-my-voice/

Goin’ Glampin’

Madd Daddy will return to Firelight Camps, with Maddy Walsh (of the Blind Spots) and Ted Walsh (of GoGone, Unreal City and the Beauchesnes) teaming for a night of originals and cover songs. (Note: GoGone was original set to perform, but had to cancel.)

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Firelight Camps at La Tourelle Spa

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/341847530026714/

The Long Now plays Maxie's Supper Club Tuesday night.

Jazz and Beyond

The Long Now – a recently formed trio that includes guitarist Ryan Vanderhoof, bassist Brian Dozoretz, and drummer Matt Saccuccimorano – will make their debut at Maxie’s, showcasing their original instrumentals that draw on jazz, rock, country and blues influences.

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/385363285505685/

Off The Rails plays Swing Night at the Range Tuesday night.

Dancing Days

Swing Night returns with Off The Rails, a blues/R&B band that draws inspiration from Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Albert King, Etta James and others. The lineup features Bernie Fitzpatrick on lead guitar, Bev Fitzpatrick on vocals, Joe Hillebrandt on bass and vocals, and Roger Hecht on drums.

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday (beginning swing dance lesson at 6:30 p.m.)

Where: The Range

Cost: $7, $5 for students.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2549183768436009/; https://www.facebook.com/offtherailsblues/

ZZ Top comes to Syracuse Tuesday night.

Texas Trio

ZZ Top will bring its 50th anniversary tour to Central New York, with founding members Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard still rocking their distinctive brand of Texas blues with hits such as “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Legs” and many others.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Crouse-Hinds Theatre, Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse

Cost: $57-$97

Info: https://oncenter.org/event/zz-top-celebrating-their-50th-anniversary

Lettuce brings their "Elevate" tour to the State Theatre Wednesday night.
Credit Casey Flanigan

Feeling the Funk

Funk-jazz-soul-hiphop-psychedelic-jam sextet Lettuce recently released its sixth studio album, “Elevate,” which spotlights their vast sonic palette and mastery of the groove. It also includes a cool cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and a guest vocal from Marcus King. Richmond, Va.-based jazzers Butcher Brown will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: State Theatre

Cost: $26

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2427381324141922/

Ana Popović plays at the Center for the Arts in Homer Wednesday night.

Blues Blaster

Guitar slinger Ana Popović returns to Central New York for a night of fiery blues-rock. She’ll be promoting her latest album, “Like It On Top,” which was produced by Keb’ Mo’ and features guest appearances by Robben Ford and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Homer Center for the Arts

Cost: $25

Info: https://www.center4art.org; https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1865681-ana-popovic-homer/

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 Swampcats play at Six Mile Creek Vineyeard Thursday night.

Blues and Beyond

The Sunset Series continues with the Swampcats rocking on the deck with a mix of blues, swing, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll played by some of Ithaca’s top musicians.

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Six Mile Creek Vineyard

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2413066452075002/

Party of Four plays Brookton's Market Thursday night.

In Harmony

Party of Four – local musicians Dave Davies, Cookie Cogan, Doug Robinson, and Wayne Gottlieb  – will showcase their tight four-part vocal harmonies on a mix of pop standards and jazzy originals.

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Brookton’s Market

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1075062102693445/

Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots conclude the Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series Thursday at the Bernie Milton Pavilion.
Credit Whitney Nichols Photography

End of the Summer

The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series concludes with Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots, who will making up a gig postponed by rain last month. The band has been honing its new lineup with relentless gigging this summer, and has been writing some new tunes while reworking old favorites.

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion, The Commons

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/355918908365446/

Keepin’ it Goin’

After the Big Takeover show, head over to Monks on the Commons for the official after-party with Alyssa “Lady D” Duerksen and Justin Roeland (Nightswimmers0 playing a duo set on the patio.

When: 8-10 p.m.

Where: Monks on the Commons

Cost: free

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

The Infamous Stringdusters return to upstate New York to play Homer Thursday night.

String Things

The Infamous Stringdusters return to upstate New York, with Binghamton native Andy Hall on dobro. The band’s blend of bluegrass, rock and more has helped it to earn a widespread following over the past decade.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Center for the Arts, Homer

Cost: $26-$28

Info: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1866852-infamous-stringdusters-homer/