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5+ shows to see this weekend: Jan. 3-5

Jan 3, 2020

Get the new year off to good start with some live music, include several happy hour shows, an album release concert, and the return of the annual Ithaca Musicians Office Party!

Vinegar Williams plays South Hill Cider on Friday night.

It’s Happy Hour Again

Kick off the weekend with some live music at various venues around Ithaca: Vinegar Williams plays South Hill Cider at 5:30-8 p.m.; Encore returns to Hopshire Farm and Brewery at 6-8 p.m.; the Purple Valley swings into Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge at 6-8 p.m.; and Lloyd’s Boys return to the Westy at 7-9 p.m.

When: Friday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free

Tokyo-based DJ Haruka will be featured at Microtones on Saturday night.

All Around The World

Microtones kicks off the new year with an international lineup featuring Japanese techno DJ Haruka and Berlin’s Kamal Naeem (who grew up Ithaca and runs the influential Blank Slate label) along with resident electronic artist Otodojo.

When: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Where: Forest City Lodge 180, 536 W Green St, Ithaca, New York 14850

Cost: Advance tickets available at Angry Mom Records; more to get in at the door

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Rachel Beverly returns to Brewer's Cafe and Tap Room on Saturday.

Rachel’s Back

Cortland-bred, Ithaca-based singer-songwriter Rachel Beverly returns to showcase her stellar mix of strong originals and cool cover tunes, many done with looped vocals or guitar parts.

When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Brewer’s Café and Tap Room, Dryden

Cost: donations

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Corey Loveless will host an album release show Saturday at Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge.
Credit Jim Catalano

Ready for Release

Local rapper Corey Loveless will mark the release of his new album “Sunsets Over Burning Cities,” along with special guests Anthony Kannon and Dim 136.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge

Cost: free; donations welcome

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Read an interview with Corey Loveless

The annual Ithaca Musicians Office Party returns to Maxie's on Sunday; the lineup includes Jennie Lowe, shown performing at the 2017 IMOP.
Credit Jim Catalano

It’s A Party

The 13th annual Ithaca Musicians Office Party returns, a bit later than usual but still timely nonetheless. A variety of local singer-songwriters will come together to raise money for other local musicians in need. The lineup includes: Mary Lorson, Sam and Mandy, Pierce Walsh, Johnny Dowd, Jennie Lowe, Janet Batch, The Long Now, Beverly Stokes, Strong Maybe, Venissa Santi and Wingnut. Lorson and Mickie Quinn will host the show.

When: 4 p.m. to close, Sunday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: donations suggested

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