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13 shows to see this weekend: May 24-27

May 24, 2019

It’s a holiday weekend! Get out and celebrate with some live music, which is in abundance the next couple of days.

Thundercat comes to Homer's Center for the Arts Friday night

Bass Boss

Born Stephen Bruner, Thundercat is known for his bass playing with Suicidal Tendencies and Flying Lotus as well as his three solo albums. His latest, “Drunk,” features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and others.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Center for the Arts, Homer

Cost: $30

Info: center4art.org

Friday Flight

Marie Burns and the Free Little Birds will perform a mix of old-time, country and more.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Hopshire Farm and Brewery, Dryden

Cost: free

Info: hopshire.com

Damdog, from Sterling, N.Y., plays the new Lucky Hare Brewery in Press Bay Alley Friday night.

Blues on Tap

Damdog -- featuring brothers Larry, Craig and David Kyle -- has been playing together since 1978, and draws inspiration from Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, and classic vintage blues artists for its powerful sound.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Lucky Hare Brewery, Press Bay Alley, Ithaca

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/394792227783600/

Radio London plays Forest City Lodge 180 Friday night

Sounds of the Sixties

Radio London – John Simon, Mike Vitucci, Ken Zeserson, Dan Lashkoff and Jon Hilton – will bring its deep catalog of 1960s favorites to Ithaca’s West End.

When: 7-9 Friday

Where: Forest City Elks Lodge No. 180, 536 W. Green St., (corner of Green and Corn Streets)

Cost: $7

Info: https://www.facebook.com/Radio-London-380297555447726/

Trio Grande

Wingnut – the trio of bassist Walt Lorenzut, keyboardist Michael Stark and drummer Zaun Marshburn – will draw from its vast trove of experimental jazz tunes that showcase the chemistry that has developed over 20 years of playing together.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Silver Line Tap Room, Trumansburg

Cost: free; donations welcome

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/369131330375632/

Sacred Sounds

Adrian DiMatteo and Nicole Adriana Casanova will make their Ithaca debut. A native of Rochester, DiMatteo performs originals as well as sacred chants and mantras from ancient native, tribal, and indigenous cultures, while Casanova draws on decades of experience in yoga, reiki and meditation in her writing, poetry and storytelling.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Sacred Kava Bar and Tea Lounge

Cost: cover charge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/602925466843056/

Sophistafunk returns to the Range Friday night.

Funk Fun

Sophistafunk returns to downtown Ithaca. Based in Syracuse, the hard-touring trio of Adam Gold, Jack Brown and Emanuel Washington has been building its popularity around the country in recent years with its high-energy blend of hiphop, funk and rock. DJ Gourd will open the show, spinning classic tunes from his vast vinyl trove.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: The Range

Cost: $10

Info: therangeithaca.com, sophistafunkband.com

Motherwort will close out Asparaganza's live music stage at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Green Day

Good Life Farm in Interlaken will host the eight annual Asparaganza, its celebration of all things asparagus. The event will feature a variety of family-friendly activities, as well as live music from TOiVo (1-3 p.m.), Strange Heavy (3:30-5:30 p.m.) and Motherwort (6-8 p.m.).

When: 1-8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Good Life Farm, Interlaken

Cost: $5 cash at the gate

Info: www.thegoodlifefarm.org/asparaganza/

Roy Zimmerman comes to Ithaca Saturday night.

Rising Up

Singer-songwriter and musical satirist Roy Zimmerman will bring his show “RiZe Up” to Ithaca; it’s 90 minutes of Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of peace and social justice. “It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both,” he says.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora St.

Cost: $22

Info: www.royzimmerman.com

The Sim Redmond Band will make its debut at the Range Saturday night

Local Heroes

The Sim Redmond Band will make its debut performance at The Range. The longtime local favorites are gearing up for a busy summer of outdoor shows, but this will be a rare opportunity to see them in a more intimate setting. Dan Keller, formerly of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, opens the night with the premiere performance from his solo project.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Range

Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door

Info: therangeithaca.com, www.facebook.com/events/1176228939225924/

Mama Rabwa returns to Sacred Root Kava Bar Saturday night.

Funky Fusion

Local funk-blues band Mama Rabwa will return after a long hiatus. Led by Peter Wetherbee, the band has been working in the studio on its debut album. DJ Evo Evolution will join them for show.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge

Cost: small cover charge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2159203350862992/

Joint Effort

Local promoters Astralands and the Electrozone will join forces to present a show featuring Buffalo’s Jesse & the Spirit, Rochester’s Geld Them, Ithaca composer Josh Oxford, and local Kompyootur Muhsheen: Teenage Algorithm, the project of Electrozone founder Elijah Weber-Han.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Chantiloft

Cost: $5-$10 sliding scale for the 8 p.m. show.

Info: www.facebook.com/ithacaelectrozone/

Underground Sounds

Microtones will host another event, with Jared Wilson of Detroit and Seattle joined by Ithacans Brian Thrash and Joel Pennell for a night of electronic dance music.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Forest City Lodge 180,
Cost: Advance tickets are $5 at Angry Mom Records, $10 online and at the door before 10 p.m.; after 10 p.m., admission is $15.

Info: Visit www.facebook.com/microtonesithaca/, https://www.facebook.com/events/2248921351990961/

Dancing on the Edge

“POP'd at the Cherry” returns, with Spirit Posse and Mighty Productions joining forces to present a unique pop-up dance club experience. Emceed by the Mighty Mickie Quinn, the event will feature Binghamton's gorgeous drag superstar, Cherry Blasé; Lulu La Femme from Syracuse’s Salt City Burlesque; Ithaca’s own Deja Ciaschi along with drag powerhouse Two Tequilas and a Gin; and Tantrik, the Mystik from Kazakhstan, with his daring dance moves. DJ Tuggle and Spirit Posse’s The Dutchess, will spin tunes throughout. Get there early—admission is not guaranteed after 10:30 p.m.

When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Cherry Artspace

Cost: Advance tickets are $10 ($75 for VIP) and are available online at bit.ly/POPdMay25

Info: www.facebook.com/popdatcherryithaca/