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28+ shows to see this weekend: March 6-8

Mar 6, 2020

It’s another busy weekend in Ithaca and beyond, with the return of a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, album release shows from two local bands, and the conclusion of the festival celebrating the legacy of an electronic music pioneer.

Graham Nash returns to the State Theatre Saturday night.
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Just Some Songs Before He Goes

Saturday, Graham Nash will return to Ithaca for “An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories.” A two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – for his work with the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash – the British-born singer-songwriter’s catalog includes hits such as “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel” and “Carrie Anne” from the mid-1960s to “Teach Your Children” and “Our House” all the way through recent work such as 2016’s “This Path Tonight.” Fifteen of Nash’s songs are anthologized in the 2018 release, “Over the Years…” a two-disc collection of some of his best-known works from the past 50 years.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: State Theatre of Ithaca

Cost: $35-$45

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"When Machines Rock" continues through Saturday.
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Welcome to the Machines

“When Machines Rock: A Celebration of Robert Moog and Electronic Music,” which will include three days of panels, concerts, workshops and the opening of a new exhibit at Cornell’s Kroch Library, runs through Saturday. See the complete list of “When Machines Rock” events here.

When: through Saturday

Where: Cornell University, The Haunt

Cost: free for Cornell events, fee for Haunt shows

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Vinegar Williams will release his new single Friday night at Barry Family Cellars in Hector.
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It’s Happy Hour Again

Friday, catch some happy hour shows around the area: the 86ers bring their country-rock to South Hill Cider at 5:30-8 p.m.; the Brothers MacRae return to Hopshire Farm and Brewery at 6-8 p.m.; Vinegar Williams (releasing his new single “Open Windows”) is at Barry Family Cellars at 6-9 p.m.; Dimitri Cosimo returns to Flynn’s Roadhouse at 7-9 p.m.; Rose Alaimo is at Ithaca Bakery at 6-8 p.m.; and the Auroras will be joined by Western New York’s Jacinta Whitcome at the Westy at 7-9 p.m. In greater Cortland, Richman and the Poor Boys are at Summerhill Brewing at 6-8 p.m.; the Ridgeline Duo is at BRU 64 at 7-10 p.m.; Rachel Beverly is at Cortland Beer Company at 7 p.m.; Billy Golicki is at Woodman's Pub at 7 p.m.; and Adam Parker is at the St. Charles Hotel at 8-10 p.m.

When: Friday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free; donations always welcome

Cornell's Yamatai is one of many local acts performing at the GIAC Talent Show Friday night.
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Tons of Talent

The Greater Ithaca Activities Center will present its annual Black History Month Talent Show, showcasing singing, rapping, dancing, drumming, spoken word and more. The lineup includes Mstr McBean, Yamatai (Cornell’s Taiko Drumming Group), the GIAC Jumpers, Phat Flow Factory, UNITED Dance Troupe and the Adanfo Ensemble (African drumming group and dancers), Rebekah Barrett, Torianna Payne, Lena Maiye, Paul Aaron Jackson, and other talented performers.

When: 6-8 p.m. Friday

Where: Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium

Cost: free and open to all

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International Underground

Ithaca Underground will present another show in downtown Ithaca, with France’s Vomir, Canada’s The Rita, and Pittsburgh’s Black Leather Jesus joining forces with locals Kjostad and Obscenity Law.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Chanticleer Loft

Cost: $8-$10

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Eric Gales comes to the Center for the Arts in Homer Friday night.
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Blues Blaster

Acclaimed blues guitarist Eric Gales will visit Central New York. Dubbed “one of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world” by Joe Bonamassa, the Memphis-born Gales first gained attention as teen phenom in the 1980s. He has release nearly 20 albums, including his latest, 2019’s “The Bookends,” which features collaborations with B. Slade, Doyle Bramhall II and Beth Hart.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Center for the Arts, Homer

Cost: $25

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Note: Macy Gray’s Saturday night show at the Center for the Arts is SOLD OUT!

ADULT. plays the Haunt Friday night.
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Two Beating As One

ADULT., an electronic duo from Detroit, will visit Ithaca as part of “When Machines Rock: A Celebration of Robert Moog and Electronic Music. Local electronic artist Charmion will open the show

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $10-$15

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Circle of Song

The monthly Sacred Root Songwriters Night returns to downtown Ithaca, with host Andrew Alling, joined by locals Alan Rose, Linda Stout, Evan Stewart, and Doyle Lodor and Corning’s Mitch Goldwater for a night of songs and stories.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar & Tea Lounge

Cost: donations

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Saturday Songs

Saturday, catch some tunes around the area: Quona Hudson and the Cousins are at Woody’s Public House in Cortland at noon; Simmerin’ Stew will bring their raucous old-time to Chateau Dusseau in Locke at 3-6 p.m.; Dana Twigg is at Summerhill Brewing in Locke at 6-8 p.m.; Rachel Beverly is at Brewer's Cafe and Tap Room in Dryden at 6-8 p.m.; the Ridgeline Duo is at Trax at Greek Peak in Cortland at 7 p.m.; and The Rhiners with Lydia Garrison and Emma Morris return to Bike Bar Ithaca at 7-9 p.m.

When: Saturday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free; donations always welcome

Chamber Music at the Chapel

The Forest Home Baroque Chamber Players will perform François Couperin, Dietrich Buxtehude and more in this afternoon concert. Ensemble members include: Beth Kelly, baroque flute; Aika Ito, baroque violin; Zoe Weiss, viola da gamba; Elizabeth Lyon, baroque cello; and Matthew Hall, harpsichord.

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Forest Home Chapel, 224 Forest Home Dr., Ithaca

Cost: donations welcome

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Danielle Enblom of StepTune will perform and also teach a class Saturday in Ithaca.
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Steppin’ Out

The new trio StepTune features a couple of familiar faces – fiddler Oona Grady of the Grady Girls and multi-instrumentalist James Gascoyne of Drank The Gold – along with pan-traditional percussive step dancer Danielle Enblom; they sing, play, and step tunes and folk songs from across the North Atlantic.

When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: South Hill Cider

Cost: $10

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Note: Enblom also will offer a dance workshop at 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Henry St. John Building at 301 S. Geneva St.; admission is $15. Find out more here.

Li'l Anne & Hot Cayenne will release their new CD this weekend.
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Good Times Roll

Li’l Anne & the Hot Cayenne will host the “Happy Feet Zydeco Dance Party” at to mark the release of their new CD, “Live from Boudin to Cayenne,” which they recorded at various venues in New York and Pennsylvania.  Fronted by Anne Stork on accordion and vocals, the band also includes guitarist Peter Glanville, drummer Bill King, saxophonist Gordon Rowland and bassist Paul Crowley.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hopshire Farm and Brewery, Dryden

Cost: free

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SingTrece returns to Lot 10 Saturday night.
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From the Heart

SingTrece will return with a special show, as the powerhouse vocalist will perform original soul music that’s “written from the heart about life, love, and shared human experiences.”

When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Lot 10

Cost: $10

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Scott Leger
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Horn o' Plenty

The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra will present “Pivotal Pieces”: principal horn Scott Leger will perform Strauss’s “Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 11,” one of the most popular concertos for horn. The program also will feature Mendelssohn”s “The Fair Melusine Overture” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92.”  Note: the CCO’s annual benefit auction will take place before the concert at 6 p.m.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for students

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Suzi Analogue returns to the Haunt Saturday night.
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Analogue Day

As part of the “When Machines Rock” event at Cornell, Suzi Analogue will return to the Haunt to showcase her distinctive brand of electronic music. Glitter Skulls will open the show.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $10-$15

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Prom Date

The eighth annual Post Apocalyptic Valentine's Prom Party will raise funds for children’s cancer research. On the bill are Sinister I, Dirty Hot Supper, and Sanjuro Fields.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Night Owl’s, 3840 US Route 11, Cortland

Cost: $5

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Rochester's Pomelo will come to Gutterpunk Saturday night.
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Alley Cats

The Gutterpunk series will return for another night of eclectic, electric music. On the bill are Rochester’s Pomelo, who play noisy post-hardcore rock; locals Chimes of Bayonets and Material Objects, and Strong Maybe, the Ithaca trio of Matthew Saccuccimorano, Chad Lieberman and Mark Wienand Karlsen playing “mostly improvised psychotic cartoon animal music”; hear it on their just-released album, “Plinth.” DJs Dusty Visions and Angela will round out the night between sets.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bowl-O-Drome

Cost: free; donations welcome in the hollowed-out bowling ball at the door.

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Sounds of Synths

The Synthetic Music Collective returns to host Synth Night, “a live electronic music event featuring local artists using predominantly hardware based instrumentation.”

When: 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar

Cost: free

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Nate Marshall will lead the Family Band at the Range Saturday night.
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All in the Family

Nate Marshall and the Family Band will celebrate the debut of their new album, “Love & Money.” Featuring 11 originals and a cover of Leon Payne’s “Lost Highway,” the album showcases Marshall on guitar, harmonica, piano and vocals backed by a core band of Joey Arcuri, Greg Evans, Travis Knapp and David Baird along with several other guests including Katie Marshall and Brian Vollmer. For the release show, Marshall will be joined by Knapp, Baird, Vollmer, Katie Marshall, and Zane Carnes; Knapp will open the night with a set of his own.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

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The Analogue Sons play Lot 10 Saturday night.
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Rockin’ Steady

The Analogue Sons return to downtown Ithaca with their blend of reggae, dub, rock, jazz and more. The lineup of Lee Hamilton, Alicia Aubin, Michael Stark, Lars Burggren, Aaron Speiser and Jason Shegogue will be joined by special guest Emily Hoyt of Junkyard Theory and Viva Mayhem on vocals.

When: 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Lot 10

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Doolin' O'Dey will bring their Celtic tunes to Six Mile Creek Vineyard Sunday afternoon.
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Sunday Songs

Catch some free music around the area on Sunday: Doolin’ O’Dey will bring their Celtic tunes to Six Mile Creek Vineyard at 2-4 p.m.; local songwriters Janet Batch, Austin MacRae, Jen Cork and Andrew Alling will play at Two Goats Brewing in Hector 4-7 p.m.; Samuel Proia is at Ithaca Bakery at 4:30-6:30 p.m., the Zaun Marshburn Quintet returns to Maxie’s at 6-9 p.m., Vinegar Williams is at the Westy at 7-9 p.m., and the Radio London Quartet returns to the Argos Warehouse at 7-10 p.m.

When: Sunday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free

Ariana Kim will perform with the Cornell Chamber Orchestra Sunday afternoon.

Feting Beethoven

The Cornell Chamber Orchestra joins the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday: Katherine Kilburn conducts the program, which will feature Ariana Kim performing Beethoven's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61. In addition, the program includes Mozart’s Serenade No. 6, K. 239 “Serenata Notturna,” and Philadelphia-based composer TJ Cole's “Death of the Poet.”

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Barnes Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

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Rick Recht plays at the CSMA Sunday afternoon.
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Family Fun

Rick Recht, one of most celebrated Jewish artists of our time, will perform a fun, interactive children’s concert featuring songs from his hit children’s albums “Look at Me!” and “Free to Be the Jew in Me”; he’ll also spotlight the upcoming holiday of Purim, which will occur on March 10. The concert is sponsored by Ithaca Area United Jewish Community, with participation by Congregation Tikkun v’Or and Temple Beth El. (iaujc.org)

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Community School of Music and Arts

Cost: $5 for folks ages twelve and over; children get in free

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TOiVo plays the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts Sunday afternoon.
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Springing Ahead

To celebrate the start of Daylight Savings Time, the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will host the Spring Ahead Dance Party, with TOiVO performing a mix of instrumentals and vocals for dancing waltzes, tangos, Cajun two-steps, country honky-tonk, swing, polkas and more at 4-6 p.m., preceded by waltz and polka dance instruction by Rick Lightbody and Carol Johnson at 3-4 p.m.

When: 3-6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts

Cost: suggested donation is $10, with proceeds going to the conservatory.

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Words of Wisdom

“Moetry + Fusic” promises “unique auditory experience” featuring some of Ithaca's writers presenting their work accompanied by live music.  Hosted by Elbonee “SingTrece” and Kenneth McLaurin, the event will feature local authors Melanie Conroy-Goldman, Taili Mugambe and Jennifer Savran Kelly working with musicians to give their works an added dimension.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $10

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Bill Destler and Rebecca Johnson play Bound for Glory Sunday night.
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Banjo, Bill and More

Bound for Glory continues its winter season with Bill Destler and Rebecca Johnson. One of the original Bound for Glory performers, from “way back when,” Destler performs both originals and traditional songs; Johnson is known for her stellar vocal harmonies. Find out more at billsbanjos.com.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

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"Once Were Brothers" continues at Cinemapolis
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Band of Brothers

The new documentary “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band” plays at Cinemapolis. Directed by Daniel Roher, the film tells the story of one of the most-influential groups of the past 50 years as seen through the eyes of Robertson, its guitarist and main songwriter.

When: continuing

Where: Cinemapolis

Cost: $10.50

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