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8 shows to see this week: May 21-23

May 21, 2019

Get set for the upcoming holiday weekend with some live music during the week. Everything from swing, reggae and jazz to folk, funk and roots-rock is on tap in the coming days.

GoGone kicks off the 2019 Firelight Live outdoor concert series Tuesday night.

Going, Go Gone

Local roots-rock favorites GoGone will return to kick off the 2019 weekly Firelight Live outdoor concert series. Led by Robert Cooper and Meryl Young, the band is known for its blend of originals and cool cover songs.  Food and drink will be available for purchase.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Firelight Camps (the “glampground” behind La Tourelle on Danby Road)

Cost: free

Info: www.facebook.com/firelightcamps, https://www.facebook.com/events/381288305799766/

The Purple Valley returns to the Range Tuesday night.

Let’s Swing

The Purple Valley will bring their mix of swing, blues and rock ‘n’ roll to a swing dance at the Range. Come at 6:30 p.m. for a dance lesson, or at 7:30 p.m. for two hours of music.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Range

Cost: $7

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2094003937564535/

The Original Cornell Syncopators perform at Maxie's Tuesday night.

Vintage Vibes

The Original Cornell Syncopators will perform its last show of the spring. Led by Colin Hancock, the band specializes in vintage hot jazz from the 1920s and 1930s and recently toured the northeast.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: Free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/662289737556932/

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

Take Five

The Zaun Marshburn Quintet returns for a night of “original Jazz, soul, and improvised compositions.” Drummer Marshburn will be joined by Paul Merrill on trumpet, Ryan Zawel on trombone, Michael Stark on keys, and Andrew Battles on bass.

When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: free, all ages

Info: maxies.com, https://www.facebook.com/events/851762728493290/

The cover of Sarah Louise's latest album, "Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars."

Guitar Explorer

Ithaca Underground will present a show headlined by guitarist Sarah Louise, whose influences range from Appalachian and experimental to psychedelia and drone. Her latest album, "Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars," was recently released by Thrill Jockey Records.  Local multi-instrumentalist Dara Anissi and solo electronic artist The Concept Horse will open.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge

Cost: $5, all ages

Info: ithacaunderground.org, https://www.facebook.com/events/2252867964978896/

Damien Jurado comes to the Haunt Thursday night

Seattle Sounds

Singer-songwriter Damien Jurado will make his Ithaca debut on his tour to promote his latest album, “In the Shape of a Storm,” which came out last month on Mama Bird Recording Co. The sparse production approach – mainly quiet vocals and acoustic guitar – provides an ideal setting for the poignant, intimate lyrics. Anna St. Louis will open the show; her debut album, “If Only There Were a River,” was produced by Kyle Thomas (King Tuff) and Kevin Morby.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $20

Info: dspshows.com, damienjurado.com, annastlouis.bandcamp.com

Gettin’ Funky

Funk Night continues its biweekly residency in downtown Ithaca, with Max Shuhan, Archer Cowan, Dan Keller, Hayden Frank and Owen Erickson putting their stamp on a variety of soul, R&B and other classic tunes from the past few decades.

When: 9:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: therangeithaca.com