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11 shows to see this weekend: May 10-12

May 10, 2019
Gordon Lightfoot

It’s another busy weekend in and around Ithaca. Check out these shows, which offer everything from 1970s pop and fiery reggae to indie rock and Celtic folk.

Cosmic Joke Collective goes to ‘The Other Side’

May 10, 2019

On Saturday, May 11, the Cosmic Joke Collective – Ithaca’s monthly creative salon – will host "The Other Side" at Lot 10.

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.

14 shows to see this weekend: May 3-5

May 3, 2019
The Drums
Nicholas Moore

If you were hoping to see Canadian country star Colter Wall at the Haunt Saturday night, you’re out of luck unless you already have a ticket – the show sold out weeks ago. But there are more than a dozen other cool shows to consider this weekend in and around Ithaca.

Beat of the Drums

ITHACA, NY - A musical washing machine, a desert howl, and tennis balls bouncing will be just a few of the acoustic experiences in the May 1 performance by Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett, co-creators of the 90-second public radio show and podcast “The World According to Sound.” The 8 p.m. event, in Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall at Cornell University, is free and the public is invited.

9 shows to see this week: April 30-May 2

Apr 30, 2019

Looking to liven up your workweek? Check out these cool shows happening in clubs around Ithaca.

'A Night of Chaos'

Stonecutters, from Louisville, Kentucky, will bring their “The Devil Rides Alone” tour to Ithaca. Locals Food Pill, Hearse and Isosceles round out the bill. “Prepare for a night of chaos,” advise the organizers.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: The Chanticleer

Cost: $8

Info: click here


13 shows to see this weekend: April 26-28

Apr 26, 2019

It’s another busy week on the Ithaca music scene, with a lucky 13 shows worthy of your consideration.

A Good Cause

The State Theatre of Ithaca will host its 9th annual “Benefit My State” concert, featuring “Almost Queen: The Ultimate Queen Experience,” at 8 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds will benefit the 501(c3) not-for-profit State Theatre of Ithaca. The most authentic Queen live show since the days of Queen themselves, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four-part harmonies and intricate musical interludes

‘Diaper Jam’ marks end of era for Blind Spots

Apr 26, 2019
Blind Spots
Whitney Nichols Photography

The Blind Spots marked their 10th anniversary last fall with a big show at the Hangar Theatre that also celebrated the release of their new album, “Talk.”

Saturday, the Ithaca band returns to the Haunt to mark another momentous occasion: the last show with founding bassist Khris Oursler, who is expecting twin boys with his partner, Samantha. To help them prepare for the blessed event, the band has decided to call Saturday’s show “Diaper Jam.”

Strings for Stewart Park

Taking place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at La Tourelle, “Strings for Stewart Park” will feature an eclectic blend of fiddle and violin music with guitar, mandolin and bass accompaniment.

Performers include Cornell's Ariana Kim, Ithaca College's Susan Waterbury, and Ithaca musicians Judy Hyman, Tim Ball, Dave Davies, and Rick Manning; Will Russell will be doing the sound engineering.

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Listen in Tonight, Februrary 16th, at 9PM to The Grateful Dead Hour, as Bob Weir and the Wolf Brothers are featured from their performance at Syracuse's Landmark Theater from last November. Rochester's Mikaela Davis peforms with them! A review of that concert appeared on JamBase