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

Jan 27, 2017

Dance away the winter blues this weekend with these shows around Ithaca.

Rubblebucket returns to the Haunt Friday night
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Pop ’Til You Drop

Rubblebucket, the Brooklyn-based indie-pop band, will return Ithaca. Led by Alex Toth and Kalmia Traver, who both toured with John Brown’s Body for a few years, the group that is known for its high-energy performances that blend propulsive grooves and catchy melodies. Last week, Rubblebucket released a new EP titled “If U C My Enemies,” the follow-up to 2014’s “Survival Sounds."

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $20

Info: www.dspshows.com

Let’s Dance

The David Bowie and Friends Dance Party, hosted by DJ Hipster Dad (aka Bob Proehl), is the latest Dance Party for Democracy, “ a monthly meet up for a cause paired with a need to dance through our despair.”

When: 10 p.m. Friday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: $5 suggested donation, with proceeds going to Out for Health, a Planned Parenthood project to serve the LGBTQ community.

Info: www.facebook.com/events/1818544938402012/

Get The Led Out returns to the State Theatre Saturday night
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Rock ‘N’ Roll

Get The Led Out returns to Ithaca with its stellar tribute to Led Zeppelin; the band strives to “bring the studio recordings of ‘the mighty Zep’ to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history.”

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: State Theatre

Cost: $25-$35

Info: www.gtlorocks.com, www.stateofithaca.com

Cabaret Nouveau

Whiskey Tango Sideshow will present its show “Dead of Winter,” as the area burlesque troupe will be joined by special guests Sweet Syanide from Rochester and Chardonnay LaTease from Syracuse

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15

Info: www.thehaunt.com

Season Opening

Bound for Glory will kick off the spring half of its landmark 50th season, with Italian-born, New York City-raised singer-songwriter-guitarist Tal Naccarato (www.talnaccarato.com) making his debut.

When: 8-11 p.m. Sunday

Where: Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

Info: www.boundforglory.org

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt perform at the State Theatre Sunday night
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Two Troubadours

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will return Ithaca to swap stories and play songs from their vast catalogs in an acoustic duo setting.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: State Theatre

Cost: $47.50-$77-50

Info: www.stateofithaca.com