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14 shows to see this week: July 29-August 1

Jul 29, 2019

Get an early start on the week with a trio of Monday shows that will push sonic boundaries. Plus, more free outdoor shows and the debut of a new Ithaca trio!

Experimental guitarist Sandy Ewan performs in Ithaca Monday night.

Stretching the Strings

NYC-based sound artist, visual artist and architect Sandy Ewen comes to Ithaca to help kick off a new Experimental Music Series. Her “audio practice focuses on extended guitar techniques, improvisation, graphic scores and interdisciplinary collaboration. Her unique approach to guitar incorporates a wide array of implements – railroad spikes, sidewalk chalk, threaded bolts, steel wool and other items become an arsenal of abstraction.” Elmira’s Tara & Bobby will open with a set of saw and percussion pieces.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Eye Vee Arts & Media, 657 Elmira Rd, Ithaca

Cost: donation

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1139822229534971/; https://www.sandyewen.com/

Feel the Noise

Hearse returns home from touring for a gig in downtown Ithaca, where they’ll be joined by Fed Ash, Celebornidril and Geld Them. Bring earplugs

When: 6:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Chantiloft

Cost: donations

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1138446423005170/


Goin’ Galactic

Galactic Monday continues its weekly residency, with a variety of local musicians joining forces for a night of sonic explorations and improvisations.

When: 9:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: $5

Strings on Fire

Gravel Gertie and the Scratch out Squad – Peter Glanville, Joe Crookston, Lora Pendleton, Dee Specker, Jeff Lang and others – will return to the Music in the Hollow summer concert series for night of “old-time tunes and foot-stomping revelry.”

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

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

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/459873144837905/

Goin’ Glampin’

Singer-songwriter Ted Walsh will team with violinist Eric Aceto for a night of originals and cover songs

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Firelight Camps at La Tourelle Spa

Cost: free

Arise & Go performs at Cornell Tuesday night.

Pluck o’ the Irish

Ithaca-based Celtic trio Arise & Go – Michael Roddy (uilleann pipes, border pipes, and whistles), Ellie Goud (fiddle), and Tim Ball (guitar, fiddle, and vocals) – will showcase tunes from their two albums, including their recently released “Meeting Place.”

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/336707443697149/

Gabe's Last Groove

Guitarist Gabe Condon will play his last show with Argos Grove, the jazz trio that also includes Greg Evans and Nicholas Walker

When: 5-7  p.m. Wednesday

Where: Argos Inn

Cost: donations welcome

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/477132859769061/

Swing is the Thing

The Pelotones will showcase their blend of swing, blues, jazz, R&B and vocal harmonies on the lawn next to Ithaca Beer Company.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Ithaca Beer Company

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/705409293234821/

Ghost Story

The Coldharts, a Brooklyn-based touring theater company, will present “The Legend of White Woman Creek,” a 13-song cycle of love, betrayal, and revenge on the American frontier of 1867, sung by the Ghost of Anna Morgan Faber. The show is presented by the Coldharts, a Brooklyn-based touring theater company. (thecoldharts.com)

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Highland Lodge, 5176 Indian Fort Road, Trumansburg

Cost: donation/cover charge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1606079272856415/

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

Community Concert

The Southside Community Center will host the 16th Annual CUMEP community performance. CUMEP (Community Unity Music Education Program) provides participating kids 3-18 with instruction in music and the arts to help them develop social skills, self-esteem and. The 5 p.m. performance will be followed by a community dinner at 6 p.m.

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Southside Community Center, 305 S. Plain St.

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1030331847355828/

Trio Grande

The Long Now will play its debut show. The recently formed band features Ryan Vanderhoof, Matthew Saccuccimorano and Brian Dozoretz, who describe themselves as a “contemporary jazz, melodic exploration trio.”

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Press Bay Alley

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/958497131156171/

The Big Takeover will perform in downtown Ithaca Thursday night.

Ska’s the Limit

The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series continues with the Big Takeover, a ska-pop-reggae band from the Hudson Valley led by fiery singer Nee Nee Rushie.

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion, Ithaca Commons

Cost: free

Info: https://www.downtownithaca.com

Keepin’ it Goin’

After the Big Takeover show, head over to Monks on the Commons for the official after-party with Ah Brother on the patio.

When: 8-10 p.m.

Where: Monks on the Commons

Cost: free

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

Feelin’ Funky

Funk Night returns to downtown Ithaca, with Dean’s Kids – Dan Keller, Max Shuhan, Owen Erickson, Archer Cowen and Hayden Frank – putting their spin on funk, soul, R&B and pop favorites from the past few decades.

When: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: the Range

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/348776479369130/