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15 shows to see this week: July 9-11

Jul 9, 2019

Okkervil River returns to Ithaca for the first time in six years, and the outdoor summer concert season is now in full bloom.

Okkervil River returns to the Haunt Tuesday night.

‘Rarities & Requests’

In its first show in Ithaca since 2013, Okkervil River returns with its “Rarities & Requests” tour. Frontman Will Sheff will be joined by a couple of bandmates in a stripped-down format in which “they’ll be playing stretched-out and often highly spontaneous requests-only shows in intimate listening-room venues.” Lip Talk will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Haunt

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Info: dspshows.com, adreaminthedark.com; https://www.facebook.com/events/299850570684235/

Familiar Friends

Dogpatch – featuring local luminaries Judy Hyman, Jeff Claus, Sally Freund and Mac Benford – will perform some Appalachian fiddle tunes in the alley between Franco’s and Gimme Coffee.

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

Where Franco’s Pizzeria, West State Street

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1128282634043423/

Not Dark Hollow

Dryden’s “Music in the Hollow” summer concert series kicks off with Terrapin Station, who will share its take on a variety of Grateful Dead classics.

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Ellis Hollow Community Center, 111 Genung Road

Cost: Free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/372825193446470/

Blues Bonanza

Erin and the Backwoods Blues Project join host band The Blue Rangers for a high-energy night of various shades of the blues.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Range

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/438375117016800/

Old-Time Folks

Richie Stearns and the Finger Lakes Old-Time All-Stars will find banjo wizard Stearns joined by regional luminaries such as Aaron Lipp for a night of raucous acoustic music in this show presented by Cornell University’s Summer Sessions program.

When: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Klarman Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/656017621513920/

Honey Cave plays in Newfield Wednesday night.

Power of Four

The Newfield Music Series at Mill Park continues with Honey Cave, the all-star quartet featuring four stellar local females: Alyssa Duerksen (aka Lady D), Angie Beeler, Lora Pendleton and Jessie Gray.

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: 222 Main St. in Newfield

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/408508469700032/

Perfect Preview

Ithaca’s Not From Wisconsin returns to showcase tunes from its forthcoming third album, as well as songs from previous releases. Rich DePaolo will sit in on electric guitar for the show.

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Ithaca Beer Company

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/594890364366663/

A Fine Line plays the Dryden VFW Wednesday night.

Wednesday Works

Local alt-rock band A Fine Line will kick off the summer music series at the Dryden VFW with its blend of originals and cover songs.

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Dryden VFW, 2272 Dryden Road (Route 13)

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/416418352526644/

Austin Jenckes plays Myers Park in Lansing Wednesday night.

Lansing Goes Country

The “Kickoff 2 Summer” show will bring nationally known country artist Austin Jenckes to Myers Park -- he finished in the Top 10 of Season Five of “The Voice,” and has gone on to share shows with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company and others. His debut album “If You Grew Up Like I Did” produced the hit “Fat Kid.” Local band Chasing Neon – Nicholas Stark, Scott Marlette, Tyler Marlette, Alec Young, and Ryan Newton – will kick off the show.

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Myers Park, Lansing

Cost: free

Info: austinjenckes.com, https://www.facebook.com/events/334705117444036/

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

Good Aine plays Franco's Pizzeria Thursday night.

Celtic Sounds

Good Áine (featuring Marie and Saoirse Grady on flute and fiddle, respectively) will perform traditional Celtic reels, jigs, airs and more.

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where Franco’s Pizzeria, West State Street

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1128282634043423/

Goin’ Downtown

The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series continues with Empire Kings, the local hiphop collective that includes rappers and DJs such as CDZNUTZ, Ave Mack, DJ Cdz Nuts, Shido, and Izzy B. Arrive early to check out the live painting during the first part of the show.

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion, Ithaca Commons (Rain location: The Range)

Cost: free

Info: downtownithaca.com

After Hours

Head to Monks on the Commons for the official after-party for the Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series. The week’s edition will feature Cha Cha and Matt O’Brian performing on the Monks patio.

When: 8-10 p.m. Thursday

Where: Monk on the Commons

Cost: free

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

Matthew Ryals will play an ElectroZone show Thursday night at Sacred Root Kava Bar & Tea Lounge.

On the Edge

The ElectroZone will present a show experimental electronic acts Matthew Ryals, Anna Oxygen, Slippery Stairs, and Human Resources, along with “visuAlchemy” by smebody.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar & Tea Lounge

Cost: Admission is $5-$10 sliding scale

Info: facebook.com/ithacaelectrozone; https://www.facebook.com/events/2185321788395193/

Beats and Rhymes

Gunpoets continue their monthly residency, “The Hip Hop Lounge: A sonic exploration of beats and rhymes”; they’ll be joined by special guests for a night of “Hip hop beats. Rhymes of all kinds. Super chill vibes.”

When: 9 p.m. Thursday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/397380087718150/