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20+ shows see this week: August 13-15

Aug 13, 2019

A variety of indoor and outdoor shows will offer all kinds of music – everything from jazz and old time to rock and funk. Check out these shows happening in and around Ithaca this week!

The Felice Brothers return to the Haunt Tuesday night.

Brothers in Arms

Hailing from the Catskills, the Felice Brothers have made many visits to Ithaca over the past decade, but last year unveiled a new lineup featuring Will Lawrence (drums) and Jesske Hume (bass) to accompany founders James and Ian Felice. They released a new album, “Undress,” characterized by a shift from “private to public concerns,” according to Ian Felice. Boston-based singer-songwriter Diana DeMuth will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door

Info: https://www.dspshows.com; https://www.thefelicebrothers.com

Blues Blasters

The Blues Rangers return to downtown for a high-energy night of the blues. They’ll kick off the show, then open it up for jamming later in the night, according to singer Andy Lockwood

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Range

Cost: free

Info: https://www.therangeithaca.com

MSZM, featuring Michael Stark (left) and Zaun Marshburn, returns to Maxie's Supper Club Tuesday night.

Duo Doings

MSZM – the duo of Wingnut’s Michael Stark (keyboards, bass pedals) and Zaun Marshburn (drums) -- return to showcase their catalog of original songs along with a few choice covers

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: free, donations welcome

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/463005084282520/

The Small Kings play the Ellis Hollow Community Center Tuesday night.

Return of the Kings

The Small Kings will return to Dryden to close out the 2019 “Music in the Hollow” series. The foursome is led by singer-guitarists Frank Raponi and Jeff McCaffrey, who are backed by bassist Mike Levy and drummer Joel Blizzard.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

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

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/331787547772716/

Goin’ Glampin’

Ted Walsh (GoGone, Madd Daddy) returns to Firelight Camps for a night of originals and cover songs. He’ll be joined by his Unreal City bandmate and longtime friend Tom Gath for the show.

When: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Firelight Camps at La Tourelle Spa

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/481197496039515/

The Flywheels play at Tompkins County Public Library Tuesday evening.

Ready to Fly

The Flywheels will bring their old-time sound to the small park behind the Tompkins County Public Library alongside Six Mile Creek. The band includes Cap Cooke, Jason Zorn, Liz Pickard and Sam Schmidt.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Tompkins County Public Library

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/458370618316595/

Pluck o’ the Irish

The long-running weekly Irish session continues at the Bar Argos, with members of local Celtic band Traonach joined by a variety of special guests for night of jigs, reels, ballads and more.

When: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Argos Inn

Cost: free

Info: https://argosinn.com

Celtic Sounds

Now in its second year, the Intergenerational Irish Music session provides a welcoming space for musicians of all ages and abilities to share or learn a traditional Irish tune or two.

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar & Tea Lounge

Cost: free, open to all ages

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2386235498319051/

On the Edge

Low Profile will present a show featuring Clibbus, an art-punk band from Rochester. Ithaca’s own post-punks Chimes of Bayonets will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Grayhaven Motel, 657 Elmira Road

Cost: small cover charge

Info: https://wwwfacebook.com/lowprofileevents/; https://www.facebook.com/events/2355167411236971/

Lora Pendleton will unveil her new CD Wednesday at the Trumansburg Farmers Market
Credit Heather Ainsworth

Sneak Peek

Local singer-songwriter Lora Pendleton (Honey Cave, Gravel Gerty and the Scratch Out Squad) will host a soft release for her new album, “Waiting for Light.” Singer-guitarist Pat Burke will open with a set of acoustic country blues, then join Pendleton for her set.

When: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Trumansburg Farmers Market

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/482064735685740/

Strength in Numbers

Jazz trio Argos Grove – comprising Ithaca College faculty members Nicholas Walker (bass), Greg Evans (drums), and Andrew Carroll (piano) – returns to the Bar Argos for its weekly residency that draws on a vast repertoire ranging from funk and bossa nova to the Beatles and Stevie Wonder.

When: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Argos Inn

Cost: free; donations welcome

Info: https://argosinn.com/event/argos-grove-3/2019-08-14/

Tunes ‘n’ Brews

Singer-songwriter Levi Dusseau will trek over from the family winery in Locke to perform at the popular brewery in Lansing.

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Salt Point Brewing Co., Lansing

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/saltpointbrewing/

Janet Batch and her band will play at Newfield's Mill Park at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Down By The Old Mill Stream

Newfield’s summer concert series continues with Janet Batch, whose edgy blend of country and folk has won fans around the region. Her debut album, “A Good Woman is Hard to Find,” came out a couple of years ago, followed by a video for the single “Nobody Loves Me” in 2018.

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Mill Park, Main Street, Newfield

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2278005235555591/

Brian Vollmer and Claire Byrne will perform at Bright Leaf Vineyard in King Ferry at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Lakeview Life

Bright Leaf Vineyard, which overlooks the Eastern shore of Cayuga Lake, continues its summer concert series with Banjo and Fiddle, the duo of Brian Vollmer (Simmerin’ Stew) and Claire Byrne (Driftwood). They’ll play a blend of bluegrass, old-time, country and original songs over a couple of sets.

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Bright Leaf Vineyard, King Ferry

Cost: free; donations welcome

Info: https://www.facebook.com/brightleafvineyard/

Toby Driver will perform in Ithaca Wednesday night.

Sonic Explorations

Astralands will present a show headlined by Toby Driver, best known for his work with the bands Kayo Dot and Maudlin of the Well, who will be showcasing his new album, “They Are The Shield.” New York City-based producer and musician Jeremiah Cymerman is also on the bill, along with locals Bubba Crumrine (who released a new EP earlier this year) and bassist Jordan Sand (last seen here performing with Lucas Ashby’s Brain Trust at the Finger Lakes Thaw).

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge

Cost: $10

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/339307020098210/

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. DJ Jesse Hill will open and close the night.

When: 9 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2355862254521898/

Raising His Voice

Travis Knapp will return to Steamboat Landing for a night of originals from his three recent albums, along with a few covers. He’ll be joined by several talented friends throughout the evening.

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Ithaca Farmers Market

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2304343326269358/

Ready to Rock

The Town of Lansing’s summer concert series continues with Iron Horse, who will showcase their Southern rock sound on the east shore of Cayuga Lake. The band includes Mark Armstrong (lead singer), Shawn Manning (lead guitar), Steve Peck (drummer), Ron Brock (bass) and Lisa Bloom (keyboards).

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Myers Park, Lansing

Cost: free; donations welcome

Info: https://www.lansingrec.com/parks/myers-park/36-music-in-the-park

Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots return to downtown Ithaca Thursday night.
Credit Whitney Nichols Photography

Moxy Rockers

Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots return to the Commons for the Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series. After retooling its lineup in the spring, the band has been working hard to rework some of its older material while highlighting the strengths of its new members, bassist Chris Lee Shacklett and keyboardist Kyle Halliwell.

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion, the Commons

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/355918908365446/

Keepin’ It Goin’

After the Big Takeover show, head over to Monks on the Commons for the official after-party with Alyssa Duerksen (Lady D & The Shadow Spirits) and Justin Roeland (Nightswimmers) 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. Thursday

Where: the Range

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1186523524856134/