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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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