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Kevin Morby on the next World Cafe

On his new album City Music, Kevin Morby, taps into his love of Lou Reed and Patti Smith to craft characters and songs that evoke New York City. Morby was also inspired by a 2015 New York Times article called "The Lonely Death of George Bell" to write about the solitude of living in a big metropolis. Copyright 2017 WXXI News. To see more, visit WXXI News .

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Sarah Jarosz set for sold-out Ithaca debut

Mar 10, 2017
Sarah Jarosz
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Just off winning her first two Grammy Awards – for Best Folk Album (for “Undercurrent”) and Best American Roots Performance (for “House of Mercy”) – Sarah Jarosz will make her Ithaca debut at the Hangar Theatre Friday night in a show that sold out weeks ago.

9 shows to see this weekend: March 10-12

Mar 10, 2017
Modern Measure
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A variety of music is on tap this weekend, from Americana and electronica to Celtic, gospel and ska – not to mention a couple of choice classic-rock shows.

11 shows to see this weekend: March 3-5

Mar 3, 2017
resAUnance
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Punk, Klezmer, pop, rock and jazz are all on the musical menu this weekend.

The Jeremy Kittel Trio
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The seventh annual Winter Village Music Festival returns to Ithaca this weekend, bringing an array of acts to La Tourelle Spa and Resort from Thursday night to Sunday afternoon. 

6 shows to see this weekend: Feb. 17-19

Feb 17, 2017
City Limits
Casey Martin

A variety of music – from classic rock and reggae to experimental and prog rock – is on tap for the weekend.

5 shows to see this week: Feb. 13-16

Feb 13, 2017
Town Squares
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a variety of Tuesday night shows.

5 shows to see this weekend: Feb. 10-12

Feb 10, 2017
That1Guy
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An eclectic array of music will be on display this weekend in Ithaca.

5 shows to see this week: Jan. 30 – Feb. 2

Jan 30, 2017
Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost
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We exit January and enter February with several cool shows on tap for the week.

6 shows to see this weekend: Jan. 27-29

Jan 27, 2017
Rubblebucket
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Dance away the winter blues this weekend with these shows around Ithaca.

6 shows to see this week: Jan. 20-22

Jan 20, 2017
JBB
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Celebrate the weekend with this batch of diverse shows around Ithaca.

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On his new album City Music, Kevin Morby, taps into his love of Lou Reed and Patti Smith to craft characters and songs that evoke New York City. Morby was also inspired by a 2015 New York Times article called "The Lonely Death of George Bell" to write about the solitude of living in a big metropolis.

Phoenix holed up in an old Paris opera house in 2014 to begin recording their new album Ti Amo. The French band turned their feelings of unrest about the tumultuous times around them into music that serves as an escape. Ti Amo explores “love, desire, lust and innocence” with the a romanticized flair of summer discos in Italy.

It's the first day of summer and what better way to celebrate than with Yacht Rock? Kick back with an ice –cold beverage and enjoy an ocean of smooth soft-listening music made in the late 70s and early 80s by artists like Toto, the Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates and Kenny Loggins. Note: this show is best enjoyed on a luxurious boat wearing a Captain hat.

In 2015 (Sandy) Alex G stepped out of his bedroom and gave us his first album, Beach Music, earning himself a place alongside Frank Ocean on two of the pop sensation’s albums, Blonde and Endless. Now, Alex G is back and at it again, sweeping us up through intimate songs with a homemade feel, on his most recent album, Rocket.

Soft-spoken singer-songwriter Andy Shauf might not seem like an avid partygoer, but his latest album, The Party, revolves around his experiences at a memorable late-night gathering. And in the second hour, a live set from   The Wild Reeds, a folk-rock quintet out of L.A.