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25+ shows to see, Thanksgiving edition: Nov. 27-Dec. 1

Nov 27, 2019

Get the Thanksgiving break off to a rockin’ start on Wednesday night, then burn off the all those extra calories with bunch of cool shows starting on Black Friday!

Mosaic Foundation will return to the Range for Reggae Night on Wednesday.

Dub Duty

Reggae Night will welcome regional favorites Mosaic Foundation as the featured band this week. DJ Ziggy will open and close the night with a variety of tunes on the turntables.

When: 9 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

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Hurtin' Units will mark their 20th anniversary at Brix on Wednesday night.
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Cortland Rocks

The city of Cortland will be rocking with numerous shows on Thanksgiving Eve: Clint Bush is at Hairy Tony’s at 7 p.m., the Johnny West Trio is at the St. Charles Hotel at 7 p.m., The Ridgeline Duo is at BRU 64 at 7 p.m., Tribal Revival returns to Easy Street at 8 p.m., and Digger Jones hosts its annual show with the Heaters at the Red Jug Pub at 8 p.m. Hurtin’ Units will mark their 20th anniversary with a show at Brix that will feature the band’s current lineup as well as a closing set from its original roster; Quona Hudson and Sanjuro Fields will open the 8:30 pm. show.

When: Wednesday night

Where: Various locations

Cost: free

It’s All Gravy

Proper Philth will lay down the grooves for his “Gettin’ That Gravy” dance party in downtown Ithaca

When: 10 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Chantiloft

Cost: free

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Andy Knapp and the Astro Cats will return to the Westy Friday night.

It’s Happy Hour Again

Kick off the weekend with some live music at various venues around Ithaca and Cortland: Teddy K is at Flynn’s Roadhouse in Lansing at 6-8 p.m.,  The Notorious String Busters return to Hopshire Farm and Brewery in Dryden at 6-8 p.m., Thousands of One play Two Goats Brewing in Hector at 7 p.m., and Andy Knapp and the Astro Cats return to the Westy at 7-9 p.m.

When: Friday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free

Digger Jones will team with the Unknown Woodsmen as "Unknown Jones" for a tribute to the Allman Brothers Band Friday night in Cortland.

Ramblin’ Men

The Unknown Jones – the combined forces of Cortland rock bands Unknown Woodsmen and Digger Jones – will reprise their “Eat a Peach” tribute to the Allman Brothers Band that they debuted at Seedstock this summer.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Rose Hall, 19 Church St, Cortland

Cost: $10

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Joe Crookston will play Friday night at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca
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Friday Folk

Local folk favorite Joe Crookston will play a rare hometown show chock-full of stories, songs, visual art and a variety of instruments to offer a sense of community and gratitude to all who attend. (Crookston also will offer a printmaking workshop at 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Community School of Music and Arts.)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora St.

Cost: $10

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Metasequoia returns to Sacred Root Kava Lounge Friday night.

Kava, Kanna and Cans

Metasequoia and Truwocz will join forces for a night of reggae-inflected rock ‘n’ roll that also will serve as an informal canned-food drive.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar

Cost: small cover, but free if you bring a can of food to donate

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Kevin Kinsella returns to the Haunt Friday night along with the Sim Redmond Band.

Banding Together

Kevin Kinsella – co-founder of John Brown’s Body, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant and I-Town Records – will brings together members of JBB to perform some of his favorite hits. The Sim Redmond Band will open the 8 p.m. show, which will support Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County, a Christian ministry that provides free meals for those in need.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $16 in advance, $21 at the door

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Gunpoets will play their annual Black Friday show at the Range.

Strength in Numbers

Gunpoets will host their annual Black Friday show, with the local hiphop-rock-pop favorites joined by special guests Anthony Kannon, Ave Mack and Mr. McBean for two hours of music.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: The Range

Cost: $10

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Bent Peg will team with Patchwork Down for a show at the Haunt on Saturday night.
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Rockers Reunited

Recently reunited regional favorites Bent Peg and Patchwork Down will reprise their many 1990s double bills by coming together once again. Glacial Erotics will open the show.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $10

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Get On The Floor

Microtones will host an intriguing electronica show featuring Berlin’s Shingo Suwa and the pairing of Ithaca’s Maro Kariya (aka Otodojo) and New York’s Kenya Kanizawa. Also, there will be Guatemalan/soul food served all night by Leon and Alma.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Forest City Lodge 180

Cost: $5 in advance (tickets available at Angry Mom Records), $10-$15 at the door.

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Ezra Teboul will play at the Grayhaven Motel Saturday night.

Exploring Electronica

Eye Vee Arts & Media will host a show featuring Ezra Teboul, a PhD candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and electronic music composer and historian. The bill is rounded out by harsh noisemaster thisisnotokay from Lawrence, Mass., and Ithaca’s own Billy Jackass.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Grayhaven Motel

Cost: donations requested

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Vicious Fishes will celebrate the release of their new album Saturday night at the Cherry Artspace.

Ready for Release

Local rock band Vicious Fishes – Zeb Whitford, Jakob Gould, Liam McDonnell and Jonas Puryear – will celebrate the release of their new self-titled album. Luke G, Joe Hayward and Liam Summers will open the show.

When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Cherry Artspace

Cost: $5

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YAM YAM plays the Range Saturday night.

Funky Jams

YAM YAM, from Harrisburg, Pa., will bring their eclectic grooves to downtown Ithaca. The funk-soul-jazz quintet cites bands such as Vulfpeck, Snarky Puppy, and Steely Dan as influences on its sound.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Range

Cost: small cover

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Vee Da Bee will return to Agava Restaurant Sunday for a birthday brunch show.

Her Special Day

Ithaca singer-songwriter Vee Da Bee will mark her birthday with solo acoustic show five years from the day of her first show at Agava.

When: 12-2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Agava Restaurant

Cost: free

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Take Five

The Zaun Marshburn Quintet returns, with the local drummer joined by Michael Stark on keyboards, Ryan Zawel on trombone, Paul Merrill on trumpet and Andrew Battles on bass for a night of original jazz tunes.

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: free; donations welcome

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Louiston returns to the Westy Sunday night.

Rust Belt Rock

Louiston – the solo project of Trumansburg singer-songwriter Lou DiPietro – returns to the West End just a few weeks after releasing his latest album, “Duels,” which highlights his deft guitar style and sharp lyrical narratives.

When: 7-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Westy

Cost: free; donations welcome

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Cracker will play at the Haunt Sunday night.
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What The World Needs Now

Roots-rock band Cracker will bring its inaugural “Turkey Hangover Tour” to Ithaca. Led by co-founders David Lowery and Johnny Hickman, the band will perform hits, fan favorites and deep cuts from its 27-year recording career, including material from their recent double-album, “Berkeley To Bakersfield.” Mike Brindisi and John O’Leary of the New York Rock will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $22-$25.

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Ti-Ti Chickapea will play at the Argos Warehouse Sunday night.

Trio Grande

Ti-Ti Chickapea -- the all-star trio of Richie Stearns (banjo and tenor guitar), Eric Aceto (fiddle) and Hank Roberts (cello) -- will make a rare Ithaca appearance, performing songs from their various projects as well as from the group's albums.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Argos Warehouse

Cost: cover charge