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14+ shows to see this weekend: Jan. 10-12

Jan 10, 2020

Top acoustic musicians will show their stuff at the Winter Village Music Camp, a bass master visits Auburn, and a just-announced rave will raise funds for endangered Australian wildlife. Learn more in our latest roundup of cool shows around Central New York!

Banjo master and CNY native Tony Trischka is just one of many musicians performing at the Winter Village Music Camp faculty concert Saturday night at La Tourelle.

Meeting of the Masters

This weekend’s Winter Village Music Camp will host its annual faculty concert, with a focus on bluegrass, swing and Ontario and French-Canadian musical styles. Instructors  Tony Trischka (banjo), Claire Lynch (singing, songwriting), Michael Daves (singing, guitar), Shane Cook (fiddle), Quinn Bachand (guitar and fiddle), Maddie Witler (mandolin), Beatrix Methe (fiddle), Dave Davies (singing and guitar), Bobby Henrie (guitar), Aaron Lipp (guitar), Tim Ball (fiddle), Cap Cooke (banjo), Laurie Hart (fiddle), Paul Fairbanks (banjo), Perry Cleveland (mandolin), Nicholas Walker (bass), and Rick Manning (fiddle, mandolin). The show will sell out in  advance, so buy your ticket ASAP today!

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: La Tourelle, Danby Road

Tickets: $30 in advance, available online here

Note: There are still some spaces available for the workshops for those who want to attend all or part of the weekend; visit the camp website for details!

Rachel Beverly returns to Cortland's BRU64 Friday night.

It’s Happy Hour Again

Kick off the weekend with some live music at various venues around Ithaca: Sandbox is at Hopshire Farm and Brewery at 6-8 p.m., Jen Cork is at South Hill Cider at 6-8 p.m., Richman and the Poorboys return to the Westy at 7-9 p.m. A bit further flung, Dana Twigg is at Summerhill Brewing in Locke at 6-8 p.m., and in downtown Cortland, the CCO Youth Orchestra is at Rose Hall at 7-9 p.m., Rachel Beverly is at BRU 64 at 7-9 p.m., Billy Golicki is at Cortland Beer Company at 7 p.m., and the Ridgeline Duo is at the St. Charles Hotel at 8 p.m. Later, DJ Jesse Hill of HectorWorks SoundSystem brings a full crate of roots, dancehall and dub vinyl to Lot 10 at 10 p.m. joined by special guests Naga and Hayden on vocals.

When: Friday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free

Popa Chubby comes to the Haunt on Friday night.

Blues Beast

Popa Chubby makes his long-awaited return to Ithaca. Born Ted Horowitz, the New York City-based singer-guitarist burst on the scene about 30 years ago, blending 1960s blues and hard-rock influences. His 1995 major-label,  “Booty and the Beast,” was produced by Tom Dowd (Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett) and included the hit “Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer.”

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

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The Levin Brothers perform in Auburn Friday night.

Brothers in Arms

The Levin Brothers, featuring Tony Levin of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel fame, perform in Auburn. The bass and Chapman Stick master will be joined by his brother Peter Levin on keyboards, Jeff “Siege” Siegel on drums, and Jeff Ciampa on guitar. Opening the show is the Mack Quartet, featuring pianist Dino Losito, bassist Peter Mack and drummer Harvey Sorgen along with special guest Chico Freeman on sax.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Auburn Public Theater

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

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Josh Oxford will perform at Sacred Root Kava Lounge Friday night.

New Year Noise

The ElectroZone will host its first show of the year, putting on “a fun little pop-up” featuring Josh Oxford (in his last show before heading back to grad school in Arizona), ˈmɜːdə(ɹ)fog, zachuoso, Chris Raw, and Infinite Basement.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar

Cost: $5-$10 sliding scale

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Terrapin Station returns to Casita del Polaris on Friday night.
Credit Jim Catalano

Friends of the Devil

Terrapin Station, Ithaca’s long-running Grateful Dead tribute band, returns with its deep catalog of Dead classics. Fronted by singer-guitarists Larry Honigbaum and Frank Raponi, the band also includes drummer Josh Drotar and bassist Roy Flacco with Root Shock/Pearly Baker's Best keyboardist Brian Lauri sitting in as well.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: small cover

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Benefit for the Bush Fires

Several local electronic artists will join forces in a just-announced show to benefit animals imperiled by the raging fires in Australia.  Presented by Microtones and the ElectroZone, the “Rave for Australian Wildlife Preservation” will feature DJ Hill, Anthony Mansfield, otodojo, and Elijah Weber-Han performing sets throughout the event. “The situation for animals in Australia is dire and we would like to gather to help provide support for their preservation in any capacity,” say the organizers. Proceeds will go directly to WIRES Wildlife Rescue of Australia. There also will be vegan dishes – soba noodle salad, vegan sushi, rice balls, and fried rice -- from Akemi Foods and lodge members available to purchase.

When: 2-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Forest City Lodge 180, 536 W Green St, Ithaca

Cost: $5-15 paid either to the door or direct to WIRES, please show a receipt of donation upon entry.

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Young Blood

The CCO Youth Orchestra will perform its third annual winter concert; the program will feature Prokofiev’s "Lieutenant Kije”; the world premiere of Josh Oxford's "Shuggie's Boogies," commissioned by the CCOYO’ soloist Kate Wyly in Mendelssohn's “Violin Concerto”; and the first installment of the Festival Chorus in Borodin's "Polovtsian Dances" from his opera, “Prince Igor.”

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Cost: $10 for adults, free for ages 18 and under

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Tribal Revival returns to BRU64 on Saturday night.

Free Music Saturday

Catch some free tunes around the area on Saturday: Clint Bush is at Brewers Café and Tap Room in Dryden at 6-8 p.m., Eric the Red returns to Bike Bar Ithaca at 7-9 p.m., Tribal Revival is at BRU64 at 7 p.m., and the Ridgeline Duo is at Greek Peak’s Trax at 7 p.m.

When: Saturday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free

Rockin’ for Romano

Saturday afternoon, CNY musicians will team for the "Benefit for Mark Romano" at Syracuse's King of Clubs to support the Papership singer-guitarist (pictured) battling oral cancer.

Musicians from Ithaca and Syracuse will band together in the “Benefit for Mark Romano,” an event to raise funds for the Papership singer-guitar guitarist currently battling oral cancer. The lineup includes The Flashing Astonishers, Professional Victims, The Art World, Steve Gollnick, Methodist Bells, Zombie Kitten and Judge Gazza & Co. A variety of cool items will be raffled off, and food and drink will be available as well.

When: 1-7 p.m. Saturday

Where: King of Clubs, 406 S. Clinton St., Syracuse

Cost: $20 suggested donation for all-ages show, free to kids 10 and under

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Strong Maybe will perform Saturday at Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar.

Trios Grande
This cool triple bill will feature three great local acts: Strong Maybe (the cartoon-jazz instrumental trio of Matthew Saccuccimorano, Chad Lieberman and Mark Wienand Karlsen), BRIAN! (the avant-prog trio of Bubba Crumrine, Brian “Willie B” Wilson” and David Resig) and Zero Mean (the doom-fuzz band fronted by bassist Fidget Illy).

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar

Cost: $10 for all-ages show.

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Going Goth

“Goth Night: 20th Anniversary Celebration” will celebrate the dance party founded in 1999. The event has gone through several names – Grail, Nokturna, :BINARY:, Poizen, Goth Night – over the years, and while its weekly Sunday night dance parties ended a few years ago, it still emerges every so often to recapture that 1999 vibe of fishnets, eyeliner and industrial-electro grooves. There’s no cover for the 9 p.m. event, which will feature DJs Rob DJ Rob Haze (EBM, Goth Rock, Industrial, Electro, Synthwave) and Joe Tragedy (Post-Punk, Goth Rock, Darkwave). Visit thehaunt.com to learn more.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: free

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New Planets play at Lot 10 Saturday night.

Planetary Explorers

Founded last year, New Planets features Angelo Peters, Alicia Aubin, Archer Cowen, Yao Foli “Cha Cha” Augustine, Cooper Casterline and Emmett Scott playing mostly instrumental original tunes with a heavy Afro-funk influence.

When: 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Lot 10

Cost: $5

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The Bird-In-Hand String Band plays the Danby Town Hall Sunday afternoon.

Free Music Sunday

Catch some free tunes around the area on Sunday: Travis Knapp is at Red Newt Wine Cellars at 1-2:30 p.m., Tru Bleu plays Six Mile Creek Vineyard at 2 p.m., the Bird-in-Hand String Band plays old-time jigs and reels at the Danby Town Hall at 3-5 p.m., Wicked Children (with Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus) returns to Franco’s Pizzeria at 6-8 p.m., Radio London returns to the Argos Warehouse at 7 p.m. and James Margolis is at the Westy at 7 p.m.

When: Sunday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free

Aaron Lipp returns to South Hill Cider Sunday afternoon.

Chicken and Cider

Aaron Lipp will return to South Hill Cider for the venue’s first Fried Chicken Sunday. He’ll play his raucous blend of old-time, country, folk and rockabilly at 3:30-6 p.m., with Piggery co-founder and chef Brad Marshall serving up his house-made fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, apple cabbage slaw, honey cornbread and more.

When: 3:30-6 p.m.

Where: South Hill Cider

Cost: free for music, fee for the food

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Nate Marshall will join fellow Ithacans Joey Dugan and Travis Knapp at the Auburn Public Theater Sunday afternoon.

Ithacans in Auburn

The Auburn Public Theater will host the “Best of Ithaca Singer-Songwriter Series,” with Travis Knapp, Nate Marshall and Joey Dugan swapping songs and stories.

When: 4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Auburn Public Theater

Cost: $10

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Nelly plays Waterloo's Del Lago Casino on Jan. 30; it's just one of the many big shows coming to Central New York in January.

Looking Ahead

Plan ahead with our monthly roundup, 11 Shows to See in January, listing a variety of big shows coming to Central New York!