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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
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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
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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

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The World Cafe has produced a remembrance of Aretha Franklin's music and amazing life. WITH will air this special today at 2PM. 

Rochester's Mikaela Davis comes home for a show and CD release party at Abilene Saturday 8/11 before heading to Europe. She will be showcasing her new album "Delivery". She will join Scott in the studio for an interview and live music Saturday Morning beginning at 10AM.

Connections: 25 years of R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People

Nov 14, 2017

Automatic for the People is one of the darker pop albums of the era. Songs about suicide prevention and tragedy were not exactly what the producers were hoping for, but the band stayed with their vision. Is there a lesson there?

Different Radio will air concert sets from this year's Newport Folk Festival from 9AM to Noon, and again 6PM to Midnight. Wilco, John Prine, Shovels & Rope,  and Hurray for the Riff Raff are just some of the acts you can hear. It all starts Monday, Labor Day, at 9AM, only on Different Radio, WRUR 88.5 FM and WITH 90.1 FM. 

Here is the lineup (times aproximate):

9:00  AM  John Prine & Friends

10:10 AM  Marlon William

10:46 AM  Wilco

TuneIn and NPR Music are on the ground at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival, streaming live sets from across its three stages. TuneIn's Newport Folk Radio channel will bring you live music from Newport, Rhode Island, from 12-7pm ET each day of the festival. Artists confirmed for the live webcast include Big Thief, John Paul White of The Civil Wars, The Wild Reeds, and Pinegrove, but expect to hear from many more. You can use the player on our homepage on the right or the player from this post.

Austin based Sweet Spirit, is punchy, powerhouse party band. Their raucous live shows earned them a fan in Britt Daniel of Spoon, who gave them a leg up on their debut album. Sweet Spirit performs music from their follow-up record called St. Mojo and share wild and fun stories befitting a wild and fun band on the next World Café.

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