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8 shows to see this week: May 6-9

May 6, 2019

This week ‘s slate of gigs is led by a rare psychobilly show and a free Grateful Dead movie. Plus, hear everything from reggae and funk to noise and old-time at shows around Ithaca.

Nekromantix come to the Haunt Wednesday.
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Psychobilly Freakout

Marking their 30th anniversary on this tour, the Danish-bred, California-based psychobilly legends Nekromantix will make their Ithaca debut. They’re known for horror-inspired songs such as Who Killed the Cheerleader?” and “Gargoyles Over Copenhagen.”  Fellow psychobillies Rezurex and Michigan-based powerviolence band Brainiax will open.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $18-$20

Info: thehaunt.com, www.nekromantix.net

Brand New

The Ithaca New Music Collective will host its spring Local Composers Showcase, featuring new works by Miles Friday, Jim Wells, Josh Oxford, Nick Fagnilli, James Parker, Nathan Scalise, Avner Finberg, Emmanuel Berrido, and Dana Wilson.

When: 7 p.m. Monday

Where: Argos Warehouse

Cost: $10-$30 sliding scale; $5 for students

Info: www.ithacanewmusiccollective.com, www.facebook.com/events/451848402228936/

Goin’ Galactic

The Galactic Escort Service continues its weekly residency, with some of Ithaca’s top players teaming up for a night of improvisations.

When: 10 p.m. Monday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: $5

Info: www.facebook.com/casitapolaris/

Tunes and Pizza

Enjoy pizza while listening to Appalachian fiddle music from Judy Hyman (fiddle), Steve Selin (guitar), Jeff Claus (banjo uke), Cap Cooke (banjo), Ben Gould (bass).

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Franco’s Pizzeria

Cost: free; donations welcome

Info: www.facebook.com/events/275862803301381/

Dead on Film

The State Theatre will host a free screening “The Grateful Dead Movie” to mark the 42nd anniversary of the band’s legendary show at Cornell’s Barton Hall. Directed by Jerry Garcia, this concert film captures highlights of the five-night run at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in 1974, as well as focusing on the band’s ardent fans.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: State Theatre of Ithaca

Cost: free; tickets available at the door (open to ages 18 and up)

Info: stateofithaca.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

Immersed in Noise

Sergio Cote Barco and Juan Carlos Melendez-Torres will present “la era del ruido: an immersive noise experience.” They say: “our performance attempts to enact a fugitive enfleshment of Latinidad through sympathetic bodily vibration and co-presence. In mobilizing the haptic qualities of sound at high volumes and long durations, we hope to make felt our presence and the presences of our ancestors. In disassembling intersubjective boundaries through shared embodied experience, we can begin to reimagine the exclusive category of man entirely.”

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Room B21, Lincoln Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2285644698379875/, laeradelruido.com, laeradelruido.bandcamp.com/releases

Get Down On It

Funk Night returns to the returns for its biweekly residency, with the house band of Max Shuhan, Archer Cowan, Owen Erickson, Hayden Frank and Dan Keller putting their spin on classic funk, soul and R&B favorites.

When: 9:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: therangeithaca.com