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14 shows to see this weekend: Sept. 27-29

Sep 27, 2019

The 37th annual Apple Harvest Festival tops this weekend’s events, but there are a lot of shows to see around Ithaca during the next three days!

Bronwen Exter and her band return to the Argos Warehouse Friday night.
Credit Heather Ainsworth

Ready for Release

Local singer-songwriter Bronwen Exter returns to mark the release of two new singles as well as a new video to accompany one of them. She’ll be joined by her stellar band of Michael Stark, Jason Shegogue, Matt Saccuccimorano, John Young, Venissa Santi and Jen Middaugh. If you can’t make it, you’ll be able to see the video online later in the weekend.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Argos Warehouse

Cost: small cover

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/492763218242915/

It’s Happy Hour Again

Looking to catch some live music early Friday evening? Check out these shows in around Ithaca: Max Childs at Hopshire at 6 p.m., Pete Panek and the Blue Cats at the Westy at 7 p.m., the Devo/Massa Duo at Autumn View Brews and Brats at 7 p.m., Strange Heavy at Barry Family Cellars at 7 p.m., Vinegar Williams at Sacred Root Kava Bar at 9 p.m., and Thousands of One at the Range at 9:30 p.m.

When: Friday

Where: various locations

Cost: free

Rockin’ Reunion

After 25-year hiatus, Cortland metal favorites Creeper return for a reunion show. They’ll be joined by Bent Peg, another local favorite playing its first show since 2007, Hurtin’ Units (marking their 20th anniversary), Ruination and Pisfóm. Read more here.

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Cortland Beer Company

Cost: $15

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/710005462753071/

Zach Deputy comes to the Haunt Friday night.

Shooting Star

Zach Deputy will return to Ithaca. The one-man band draws on funk, folk, tropical, pop and hiphop influences to create his propulsive style. Kevin Ludwig and the FreeLoaders will open.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $18

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/357253821875708/

Noon Fifteen plays the Apple Harvest Festival on Sunday afternoon.
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Music by the Bushel

The 37th annual Apple Harvest Festival returns to the Commons this weekend, offering a full slate of music at the Bernie Milton Pavilion. Here’s the schedule:

Saturday: 11 a.m., Rachel Beverly; 12 p.m., Off The Rails; 1 p.m., Vitamin L; 2 p.m., WildFlowR; 3 p.m., YK aka YunG-K, featuring StrawHat Super; 4 p.m., Raquel & The Wildflowers.

Sunday: 10 a.m., Flight Performing Arts; 11 a.m., Original Cornell Syncopators; 12 p.m., Radio London; 1 p.m., Noon Fifteen; 2 p.m., La Llorona; 3 p.m., Kitestring; 4 p.m., Alex Cano.

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: Ithaca Commons

Cost: free

Info: https://www.downtownithaca.com/apple-harvest-festival/

Music for Mina

Local musicians will come to together to raise funds for Mina Petrovic, who recently suffered an accident that severely injured her leg. The bill includes Stevie Wayne Tillson London McDaniel, Papa Muse, and Terry Burns & Ron Kristy with Rich DePaolo

When: 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: First Unitarian Church

Cost: donations

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2295075774138854/

Ghost Town Ramblers play in Cortland Saturday night.

Ramblin’ On

Americana duo Ghost Town Ramblers will mosey into downtown Cortland, with Lou Kaplan and Kay Miracle showcasing songs from their self-titled 2018 debut album and just-released CD “Outlaw Highway.”

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Finger Lakes Tasting Room, 31 Main St., Cortland

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/416578735647893/

Get on the Floor

The Trumansburg Conservatory of the Art will host its first dance on its newly refurbished floor. The Jane Doe Trio, with calling by Pamela Goddard, will provide music for the contra dance drawing on Celtic, Northeast, and Northern European dance tunes.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where. Trumansburg Conservatory of the Arts

Cost: $10

Info: https://tburgconservatory.org/2019/09/03/sept-28-the-jane-doe-trio-contra-dance/

Cat Power plays the State Theatre Saturday night.

Wander Wonder

After a seven-year hiatus, Chan Marshall – aka Cat Power – returns to Ithaca with her “Wanderer” tour to promote her 10th studio album, which showcases her narrative songwriting style over her piano and guitar textures. New York City-based singer-songwriter Arsun will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: State Theatre

Cost: $25-$45

Info: https://www.stateofithaca.org/e/cat-power-wanderer-tour--67251981487/

The Midnight Hour comes to the Haunt Saturday.

Blurring Boundaries

The Midnight Hour will make its Ithaca debut. Led by Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest and Adrian Younge, the hiphop-jazz-soul-R&B band also includes Loren Oden, Angela Munoz, and guitarist Jack Waterson. They recently released a live album that was recorded earlier this year.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $25

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2566892646664685/

Shakin’ All Over

Rebecca and the Soul Shakers will return to downtown Ithaca. Hailing from Athens, Pa., the blues-rock band is led by Rebecca and Jim Smith, and also includes locals Dave Salce on drums and Freddy Villano on bass.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2438970156123437/

Five Alive

The Zaun Marshburn Jazz Quintet returns, with drummer Marshburn joined by trumpeter Paul Merrill, bassist Andrew Battles, trombonist Ryan Zawel, and keyboardist Michael Stark

When: 6-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: free; donations welcome

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1429884280496524/

A Good Cause

Zack Knewstub, Owen Erickson and Walter Ashford Stinson will join forces for a night of jazz. All proceeds go directly to Team Sandy's fundraising efforts for the Cancer Resource Center's 25th Annual Walkathon & 5K Run.

When: 6-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Carriage House Café

Cost: $20 donation

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/404017300301708/

Diane Cluck plays the Sacred Root Kava Bar Sunday night
Credit Arielle Lemmons

Welcome Return

Indie-folk singer-songwriter Diane Cluck, based in Charlottesville, Va., returns to Ithaca; she will be accompanied by world percussionist Brian Festa at the show, which also features local singer-songwriter-percussionist Polly Wood as the opener. Cluck will also host the "Singing & Collaborative Songmaking" Workshop at Toko Import at 6-9 p.m. Monday. Visit dianecluck.info to learn more.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Louge

Cost: $10

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/395164604351241/

Rose and the Bros play the new South Hill Cider tasting room Sunday night.

Grand Opening

The newly opened tasting room at South Hill Cider will offer a post-Apple Fest dance party with Rose and the Bros, the Zydeco-Cajun band led by Rosie Newton that released its debut album earlier this year.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: South Hill Cider, 550 Sandbank Road, Ithaca

Cost: $10

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/686376608523120/

Coastal Character

Bound for Glory continues its fall season with Hugh O’Doherty, the Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter who has toured all over the world. He’ll play three sets that will be broadcast live on WVBR (93.5 FM, wvbr.com).

When: 8-11 p.m. Sunday

Where: Durland Alternatives Library at Cornell’s Anabel Taylor Hall

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2414788462135234/

Scythian returns to the Haunt Sunday night.

Brothers in Arms

Scythian returns to Ithaca; the Celtic-Klezmer-Rock band from Washington, D.C., is still led by the brothers Fedoryka (though sister Larissa has left since last year’s performance at the club), and first gained its local following with a breakout performance at the 2007 GrassRoots Festival. Local favorites Richie Stearns and Ben Gould will open.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $17 in advance, and $20 at the door.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2090768641216816/

Ace Frehley comes to Homer Sunday night.

Ace from Space

Ace Frehley will return to Upstate New York The former Kiss guitarist and Spaceman has long had the most successful solo career – his 1978 solo album, which produced the hit “New York Groove,” outsold the other members’ solo releases – and he has continued to put out well-received records, including four in the past five years.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday


Cost: $55-$75

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/512793599476592/

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/