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21 shows to see this weekend: Sept. 13-15

Sep 13, 2019

It’s the last official weekend of summer, so get out and enjoy some live music in the coming days!

Terri Lyne Carrington Social Science will play at Cornell's Bailey Hall Friday night.

Different Drummer

Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science will lead off the Cornell Concert Series, as Grammy Award-winning drummer Carrington is joined in Social Science by Aaron Parks (keyboards), Matthew Stevens (guitar), and Morgan Guerin (bass/sax) to blend of jazz, indie rock, and hip-hop to explore critical themes – social justice, racial equality, gender and sexuality, mass incarceration – impacting society.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Cost: $19-$36.

Info: https://www.cornelleconcertseries.com; https://www.facebook.com/events/581367402386918/

Steve Hackett returns to the State Theatre Friday night.

Prog Rock Pioneer

The State Theatre launches its falls season with Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited, as the former Genesis guitarist will perform the band’s seminal “Selling England By The Pound” album in its entirety as well as marking the 40th anniversary of “Spectral Morning.” He’ll also perform material from his recent solo albums, which draw on a variety of musical influences from around the world.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: State Theatre of Ithaca

Cost: $38.50-$75

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/450369352164597/

Give a Little Whistle

Whistlin’ Dyl will spotlight his country-western, “hillbilly soul” originals from his two albums.

When: 5-8 p.m. Friday

Where: Press Bay Alley

Cost: Free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2627623070623140/

HillBerry Jam redux

The new HillBerry Jam, set to debut last month at HillBerry Farm in Berkshire, will now take place this weekend. Here’s the new schedule, which organizer Park Doing of Brightspark Productions said leans toward “experimental folk, electronic, and Americana”: Friday: 6 p.m., Ken Hallett; 7 p.m., The 86ers; 8 p.m., Angie Beeler; 9 p.m., Insolent Cur; 10 p.m., Nowzers; 11 p.m., Drew Kiddoo and the Blackouts. Saturday: 1 p.m., PAD9; 2 p.m., Strange Heavy; 3 p.m., Cole DuMond; 3:30 p.m., Shaka; 5 p.m., DJ Dijon; 6 p.m., Park Doing; 7 p.m., Squatters; 8 p.m., Johnny Dowd; 9 p.m., Sunny Weather; 10 p.m., Ken Hallett; 11 p.m., Ithaca Beatscene. Sunday: Noon, Open Jam.

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: HillBerry Farm, 0 West Creek Road, Berkshire (the farm itself is at 785 Jewitt Hill Road in Berkshire)

Cost: free; $25 to camp

Info: https://pad923.wixsite.com/hillberryjam; https://www.facebook.com/events/395759697813226/

The Small Kings will play their last show with bassist Mike Levy (at left) Friday at Hopshire.

Fond Farewell

Local roots-rock quartet the Small Kings will play their last show with founding bassist Mike Levy.

When: 6-8 p.m. Friday

Where: Hopshire Farms and Brewery, Dryden

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/400898453894327/

Metal Method

Local bands Chain Reaction and Dirty Hot Supper will join forces for a night of 1980s-inspired heavy metal and hard rock.

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where; Flynn’s Roadhouse Café, Lansing

Cost: donation

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/390454855006355/

Slinging Songs

Local singer-songwriters Austin MacRae and Andrew Alling will be joined by Dan Weber, a Rochester native who’s currently based in Vancouver, Wash., for a night songs, stories and more.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar

Cost: small cover

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/743177069469512/

Triple Threat

A  triple bill will be headlined by Mary Lorson and Billy Cote of Madder Rose, who just released its first album in 20 years. They’ll be backed by Wingnut (Michael Stark, Walt Lorenzut, Zaun Marshburn) and Beverly Stokes for a mix of new and old Madder Rose songs along with other Lorson materials. Rounding out the bill are the Rungs (the husband-wife synth-pop duo of former Ithacans Diwas and Mandy Gurung) and Ghost(s), the project of Steve Gollnick and Laura Elise. There’s a small cover for the 8 p.m. show. (madderroseband.com)

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: small cover

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2822902774406110/

Steve'N'Seagulls play the Haunt Friday night.

Flock of Seagulls

Steve‘N’Seagulls will make their Ithaca debut; the Finnish band has garnered worldwide attention for its wacky bluegrass versions of heavy metal classics such as AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” and “You Shook Me All Night Long.” ClusterPluck, a rootsy trio from Southern Illinois, will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $19

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/265386764299315/

Electric Assembly

Cornell’s Fanclub Collective will present an electronic show headlined by No Eyes, the solo project of Atlanta-based producer Seanny Georgie. Also on the bill are W00dy, Eel Tank and Glitter Skulls.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: 630 Stewart Ave.

Cost: $6

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2333140936776047/

Metasequoia will play the Range Friday night.

Friday Fun

Local rockers Metasequoia will mark Friday the 13th by getting weird under the full moon in downtown Ithaca.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: The Range

Cost: small cover

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449310281885971/

The Joy of Jazz

The Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble will present “What is Jazz?” a short concert for kids of all ages to learn about jazz: “As aspiring jazz musicians, we believe that it is important that we teach about the fundamental aspects of jazz that make it unique from any other music: primarily it's swinging rhythms and deep blues feeling. And, we aspire to demonstrate these things in a way that's fun and engaging to children because we want to build a passionate audience for the music we love so much.”

When: 10-11 a.m. Saturday

Where: Ford Hall in the Whalen Center for Music at Ithaca College.

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/486868558541988/

Country Cool

Americana Vineyards Winery in Interlaken will host its first Americana Countryfest, with four top regional country bands joining forces for the daylong event. On the bill are Chasing Neon at 1:30 p.m., followed by Jason Wicks at 3:30 p.m., Donna and the Mystics at 5:30 p.m. and Tailor Made at 7:30 p.m.

When: noon-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Americana Vineyards Winery in Interlaken

Cost: $15 in advance, $17.50 at the gate.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/713748912479251/

The Cantina Ramblers play at Van Noble Farm Saturday at 6 p.m.
Credit Jim Catalano

Farm-Fed Fun

Van Noble Farm will host its first concert as Mijail Martinez & the Cantina Ramblers and The 86ers perform their folk and country songs, followed by dance tunes under the tent; a pig roast, local beer and cider also will be available.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Van Noble Farm, 60 Podunk Road, Trumansburg

Cost: $5 suggested donation for the Ithaca Youth Farm Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2432683056967475/

Ready for Release

JP Payton, a recent transplant to the area, will host a release for his new EP, “Good Mourning, Friend.” Hailing from Bloomington, Indiana, he describes his sound as “Original roots and country from the Midwest.”

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Dryden Community Café

Cost: donations

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/620223951718868/

Crash Test Dummies play at Homer's Center for the Arts Saturday night.

Crossing from Canada

The Center for the Arts in Homer opens its season with Crash Test Dummies, the Canadian pop-rock band that’s celebrating the 25th anniversary of its album “God Shuffled His Feet.” Deep-voiced frontman Brad Roberts will be joined by Ellen Reid, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge to revisit hits such as “Superman Song” and “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.”

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Center for the Arts, Homer
Tickets: $35

Info: https://www.center4art.org

Deep Grooves

Marvel Years and Defunk come to Ithaca for a double bill of propulsive grooves, cool synth sounds and sonic explorations. Marvel Years is the project of producer-guitarist Cory Wythe, while Defunk is the stage name of Canadian producer-keyboard bassist Logan Anderson. Local producer Big Sister, the project of Elliot Mangini, and Sine Caster

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $17

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2385613641526301/

Booker T. Jones plays at the Corning Museum of Glass Saturday night.

Soul Legend

The Corning Civic Music Series kicks off its season with soul legend Booker T. Jones of Booker T and the MGs, who in the 1960s scored many hits such as “Green Onions” and “Time is Tight.” His mastery of the Hammond B3 organ helped shape the sound of popular music, especially on dozens of hits released by Stax Records, and he continues to create compelling music today.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Corning Museum of Glass

Cost: $50

Info: https://www corningcivicmusic.org; https://www.facebook.com/events/349263442640426/

Synth Sounds

The Bemus Point – the electronica duo project of J. Robert Lennon and James Spitznagel – will showcase their “intuitive electronic music, which is influenced by “ambient, techno, and musique concrete.”

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: State of the Art Gallery

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/513279352753297/

Fiddle Fun

La Tourelle will conclude its fall “Tunes on the Terrace” series with a Fall Fiddle Festival featuring String Theory (Ariana Kim, Tim Ball, Tom Hodgson, and Rick Manning) and Gravel Gerty (Joe Crookston, Peter Glanville, Dee Specker, Jeff Lang and Lora Pendleton) playing a mix of old-time and bluegrass tunes.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: La Tourelle

Cost: $10 in advance $12 at the door

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/353303122245234/

Travelin’ Men

Bound for Glory continues its fall season, when John O’Connor and His Fellow Travelers come toto sing songs of the working-class struggle and more. If you can’t make it to the show, tune in to WVBR (93.5 FM, wvbr.com) to hear the live broadcast.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Durland Alternatives Library, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

Info: https://boundforglory.org