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7 shows to see this week: May 13-16

May 13, 2019

There’s a huge variety of music on tap for this week, including funk, electronic, punk, reggae and more, with several favorites returning to the area. Let’s take a quick look at what's happening in and around Ithaca.

Getting Galactic

Galactic Monday returns, with this week’s edition featuring an opening “Beatscene” set from four Ithaca producers: Sine Caster, Rahman Jiminez, Andrew Petrella and Fuzzy Bunny Slippers. They’ll be followed by the Galactic Escort Service for a set of improvisations and more.

When: 9 p.m. Monday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1280983935391353/

Shakey Graves performs at the State Theatre Tuesday night.

Great Shakes

After selling out the Haunt a few years ago, Texas singer-songwriter Shakey Graves (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) will return to Ithaca with his new album, “Can’t Wake Up,” which takes his formerly sparse sound in a more sonically lush direction. Brooklyn duo Illiterate Light, the Brooklyn-based duo of Jeff Gorman and Jake Cochran, will open.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: State Theatre of Ithaca

Cost:  $28-50-$38.50 for

Info: stateofithaca.com, www.shakeygraves.com

On The Edge

Xiu Xiu returns to Ithaca after a several-years hiatus. Fronted by Jamie Stewart and Angela Seo, the synth-pop band draws from a variety of influences to create its distinctive sound. Their latest album is “Girl With Basket of Fruit,” released in February. Rochester’s Green Dreams and Ithaca’s Nancy Babich open.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $13

Info: xiuxiu.org, thehaunt.com

Maceo Parker performs in Homer Tuesday night.

Take It To The Bridge!

Legendary funk saxophonist Maceo Parker returns to Central New York. Best known for his long stint in James Brown’s band, Parker has carved out an impressive career in the decades since, performing with Prince, George Clinton and others, while releasing several of his own stellar albums.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Center for the Arts, Homer

Cost: $40

Info: center4art.org

Worriers return to Ithaca Wednesday night to perform at the Haunt.

Worriers Come Out To Play

Fronted by Lauren DiNitzio, the Brooklyn-based melodic punk band Worriers has impressed on its previous shows at the Chantiloft. It will be nice see them on a big stage through a big PA system. Their latest album is “Survival Pop,” which explores anxiety in the modern world. Oakland’s Pity Party and San Jose’s AwakeButStillInBed open

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $12

Info: thehaunt.com, worriersmusic.com

Good Vibrations

The Crucials continue their weekly Reggae Night residency in downtown Ithaca, with some of Ithaca’s top musicians joining forces for an evening of classic and obscure reggae and dub classics.

When: 9 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: therangeithaca.com

Midnight North comes to the Haunt Thursday night.

Straight Outta Frisco

Midnight North will make its Ithaca debut. Fronted by Elliott Peck, the San Francisco-based band has been building a following around the country over the past couple of years – its latest album is 2017’s “Under the Lights” – while maintaining a steady gig at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads club in San Rafael, Calif.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15

Info: thehaunt.com, midnightnorth.com