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As the 1960s turned to the 1970s, Jimi Hendrix set up shop at the Fillmore East in New York City with Band of Gypsys. Just a few months after his earthshaking appearance at Woodstock, the legendary guitarist formed a new trio with drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox that debuted with four shows: two on New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31, 1969, and two more on New Year’s Day on Jan. 1, 1970.

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Almost six years after selling out the State Theatre with a solo show, Elvis Costello returned to Ithaca on Oct. 26 for another sold-out show – this time with his band, the Imposters.

18+ shows to see this week: Oct. 28-31

Oct 28, 2019

Jenny Lewis at the State Theatre, a Hendrix tribute at the Haunt, and a variety of other "spooktacular" shows are on tap for Halloween week.

22+ shows to see this weekend: Oct. 25-27

Oct 25, 2019

Elvis Costello’s return to the State Theatre has sold out in advance, but there are still plenty of other shows to catch in the next three days.

8+ shows to see this week: Oct. 21-24

Oct 21, 2019

Longtime favorites the Bad Plus and of Montreal return to Ithaca, as several shows are on tap in the coming days that will expand your sonic consciousness.

25 shows to see this weekend: Oct. 18-20

Oct 18, 2019

A bevy of music – jazz, metal, folk and pop to country, hiphop, Americana and rock – is on tap this weekend, not only in Ithaca and Cortland, but all around Central New York.

Lake Street Dive comes to Geneva's Smith Opera House

Oct 16, 2019
Lake Street Dive
Shervin Lainez

Lake Street Dive will wrap up a busy year of touring with a show at the Smith Opera House in Geneva on Saturday, Oct. 19.

7 shows to see this week: Oct. 15-17

Oct 15, 2019

The coming days include a show by 1990s alt-rock favorites Luna at the Haunt, and Ithaca Underground’s Queer Sound series at the Cherry Artspace.

22+ shows to see this weekend: Oct. 11-13

Oct 11, 2019

A busy weekend of shows is highlighted by the return of a Grammy-winning blues legend, a pop-jazz song chanteuse and an Idaho troubadour. Plus, lots of local favorites will be on stage both inside and outdoors throughout the weekend.

12 shows to see this week: Oct. 8-10

Oct 8, 2019

A variety of music – ranging from psychobilly, bluegrass and jazz to reggae, funk and hiphop – is on tap around Ithaca in the coming days. Plus, catch the one-time only screening of the new ZZ Top documentary!