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22+ shows to see this weekend: Nov. 22-24

Nov 22, 2019

All sorts of music is on tap for this weekend in Ithaca and Cortland, as well as a screening of “The Last Waltz” at the State Theatre.

The State Theatre of Ithaca will screen "The Last Waltz" at 7 p.m. Friday.

One More Time

The legendary concert film “The Last Waltz” returns to downtown Ithaca. Shot by Martin Scorsese at The Band’s 1976 Thanksgiving 1976 farewell concert at San Francisco’s Winterland, the film features guest performances Joni Mitchell, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and others. There’s also a plenty of offstage footage with members of The Band reflecting on their 16-year career.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: State Theatre

Cost: $10

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The Royal Enfield Blues Band returns to Westy at 7-9 p.m. Friday.

It’s Happy Hour Again

Kick off the weekend with some live music at various venues around Ithaca and Cortland:  The Tarps play Hopshire Farm and Brewery in Dryden at 6-8 p.m., The Royal Enfield Blues Band returns to the Westy at 7-9 p.m., Jim Scala is at Cortland Beer Company at 7 p.m., Jimmy Lawler is at BRU 64 at 7 p.m. and Dimitri Cosimo is at the St. Charles Hotel at 8 p.m.

When: Friday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free

Travis Knapp concludes his local towns tour Friday night at South Hill Cider in Danby.

Towns Tour

Ithaca singer-songwriter Travis Knapp concludes his Southern Cayuga Lake Watershed Tour, a nine-day tour of all the Tompkins County towns, with one last stop in Danby. This show will benefit the Youth Farm Project.

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Where: South Hill Cider

Cost: $20 suggested donation at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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Bert Scholl will bring his songs and stories show to Casita del Polaris on Friday night.

Songs, Stories and More Songs

Start off the weekend with two shows at one venue. At 7:30 p.m., Bert Scholl will reprise his songs and stories solo show that he debuted last year; he’s had quite an interesting life, and he’ll tell us how his music was impacted by the momentous events he has dealt with in the past few years. He’ll be followed by the Small Kings, who will be showcasing their new lineup with Jon Petronzio on keyboards (and also covering the bass lines) at 9:30 p.m.

When: 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: small cover charge(s)

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The Alexander Bradshaw Band will play at Sacred Root Kava Lounge Friday night.
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Goin’ Underground

A triple bill curated by Alexander (Abel) Bradshaw, whose eponymous band will be releasing a new single titled “Old Friends” that night, also will include Oats Holy Roller, the Western New York-based project of poet and existential songwriter Joe Murray Myers, and Wallace and the Apes, a young energetic Ithaca group that has just released its second full-length album, “Vol.2: Far Away.” Cover is $6 for the 8 p.m. show.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar & Tea Lounge

Cost: $6

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Dead Reckoning

Gratefully Yours returns to Ithaca with their all-star lineup of Grateful Dead-inspired musicians – Alex Mazur (keyboards), Jeff Prescott (drums), Jessica Barlow (vocals), Rob Schiff (guitar) and Tom Pirozzi (bass), plus the occasional special guest – to create your dream setlist.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15

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Odonis Odonis will play a Fanclub Collective show at Cayuga Lodge Friday night.

Darkwave Doings

Cornell’s Fanclub Collective will host a post-punk/darkwave/industrial show headlined by Toronto’s Odonis Odonis and Chicago’s Grün Wasser, with locals Bubba Crumrine and Tender Cruncher rounding out the lineup.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Cayuga Lodge, 630 Stewart Ave.

Cost: small cover

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Corey Landis and the Finer Things play the Range Friday night.

Home on the Range

Whistlin’ Dyl and the Spirits return for a night of country-western originals. They’ll be followed by Corey Landis and the Finer Things from Columbus, Ohio.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: The Range

Cost: small cover

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Tribal Revival returns to BRU 64 Saturday night.

Cool Classics

Tribal Revival returns to downtown Cortland with their vast catalog of classic rock tunes, fueled by fiery guitar work of Marc Ryan and Tom Gath.

When: 7-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: BRU 64, Cortland

Cost: free

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Shai Wosner plays a concert at Ithaca College Saturday night.
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Meeting Mozart

The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra will welcome acclaimed pianist Shai Wosner, who’s known for his "keen musical mind and deep musical soul." Wosner will perform Mozart’s “Concerto No. 21, K. 467” and “Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551” (“Jupiter”), Joan Tower’s “Chamber Dance” and Christopher Cerrone’s “The Air Suspended, concerto for piano and strings,” a piece completed only months ago.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for student

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Johnny Dowd and Mike Edmondson play at Sacred Root Kava Lounge Saturday night.
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It’s Johnny Dowd Time

Local icon Johnny Dowd will be joined by his usual sidekick, Michael Edmondson for a show in downtown Ithaca. Dowd just released a new album, “Live at GrassRoots 2006,” recorded at the festival with one of his best lineups: Dowd, Kim Sherwood-Caso, Brian Wilson and Michael Stark. Speaking of Stark, he’ll open the show with a solo set.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar

Cost: small cover

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Members of Noon Fifteen are among the many local musicians performing at the Beatles Tribute to benefit the Ithaca Health Alliance Saturday at the Haunt.
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Beatles Benefit

More than two-dozen local musicians will come together for this year’s Ithaca Health Alliance benefit show: a tribute to the Beatles and their iconic “Abbey Road” album, which came out 50 years ago this fall. Organized by Sam Lupowitz (Noon Fifteen, Thru Spectrums), Mac Myers of the Ithaca Health Alliance (and Hollow Choir) and Cosmic Joke Collective’s Mickie Quinn, the show will feature members of Noon Fifteen, Thru Spectrums, The Uncommons, Vee Da Bee, Hollow Choir, and other bands. The first set will include solo or duo versions of various Beatles songs, while the second set while comprise a full-blown recreation of “Abbey Road,”

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $10

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Strong Maybe returns to Casita del Polaris Saturday night.

Trio Grande

Strong Maybe – Mark Wienand Karlsen (sax), Matt Saccuccimorano (drums) and Chad Lieberman (keys) – made their debut a few months, and have impressed with their powerful yet quirky songs, which seem equally influenced by cartoons and avant-garde jazz. Food Pill (the solo electronica project of Zero Mean’s Fidget Illy) and Nnnnnnnn (Eric Trichon and Brian Wilson, along with go-go dancer Danielle Saint Velvet) will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: small cover charge

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Jeffrey Gaines plays the Range Saturday night.

Feelin’ ‘Alright’

Jeffrey Gaines makes first visit to Ithaca since the mid-1990s. His 1992 self-titled debut album produced the hit “Hero in Me,” while his version of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” has also garnered much airplay over the years.  His latest album is “Alright.”

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Range

Cost: $10

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Emmett Scott and Hannah Martin will perform at Red Newt Cellars Sunday afternoon.

Setting the Standards

Vocalist Hannah Martin and pianist Emmett Scott will perform an intimate show of jazz and pop standards at this afternoon show.

When: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Red Newt Cellars, Hector

Cost: free; donations welcome

Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots will play the Stonecat Cafe's season-ending party on Sunday night.
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Closing It Out

The Stonecat Café in Hector will host its season-closing party, with music from Los Finsteros (4 p.m.), Brett Beardslee (6:30 p.m.), and Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots (10 p.m.) throughout the day.

When: 3-11:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Stonecat Café, 5315 State Route 414, Hector

Cost: $40 for food and music; call 546-5000 to reserve a ticket

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Radio London returns to Maxie's Sunday night.

British Invasion

Radio London returns for a night of Sixties rock ‘n’ roll classics, with John Simon and company covering the Beatles, Byrds, and other favorites of the era.

When: 6-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: free

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Gerard Burke plays the Westy Sunday night.

Bringing the Blues

Gerard Burke returns to Ithaca’s West End for a night of solo acoustic blues on his resonator guitar.

When: 7-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Westy

Cost: free

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Mary Lorson and Billy Cote of Madder Rose will perform at the Argos Warehouse Sunday night.
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Beautiful Music

Mary Lorson and Billy Cote of Madder Rose will be joined by Beverly Stokes and Wingnut (Michael Stark, Walt Lorenzut and Zaun Marshburn) for an evening of songs from their deep catalog, including the recently released “To Be Beautiful,” Madder Rose’s first album in 20 years. The show also will feature an opening set from Wingnut.

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Argos Warehouse

Cost: donations welcome at the door

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Matt Venuti plays at Sacred Root on Sunday night.

Getting the Hang Of It

Matt Venuti, a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, returns to downtown Ithaca. He plays melodic-percussive acoustic instruments developed in Switzerland, including the hang, as well as the Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) wind-synthesizer that he layers with a looper.

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar

Cost: $10

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Terry Kelleher plays Bound for Glory Sunday night.

Beyond the Board

Bound for Glory continues its 53rd season with Terry Kelleher, who has long served as one of the engineers for the show – he’s also a talented singer-songwriter, with a unique style and wide-ranging repertoire.

When: 8-11 p.m.

Where: Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

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