Looking to catch some live music this weekend? Here are some cool shows happening around Ithaca.
Jeff Claus, Mac Benford, Rosie Newton and Sally Freund will team for an old-time happy hour show in Trumansburg.
When: 6-8 p.m. Friday
Where: Felicia’s Hive 45
Cost: free; donations welcome
Boston’s Carnivora will showcase their modern metal sound; they’ll be joined by fellow heavy rock bands Ire Clad, Shadowborn and For The Dead Travel Fast.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: The Haunt
Info: www.dspshows.com, carnivora.bandcamp.com
Philadelphia’s Swift Technique will pay tribute to Prince as well as perform original material. Fronted by singers Chelsea ViaCava and Nik Greeley, the band draws inspiration from James Brown, Led Zeppelin, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Roots.
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Where: The Dock
Info: www.swifttechnique.com, www.thedockithaca.com
Cosmic Joke Collective
The Cosmic Joke Collective will address the results of this surprising election with the theme "Beginnings & Endings" with six musical acts – Steve Gollnick and Billy Coté, Leon Arguello, Gabe Tavares, Papa Muse, Ken Hallett and Kate Shanks – coming together in "collaboration, inspiration and vulnerability."
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lot 10
Matt Venuti, known as one of the world's premier players of the Hang and Gubal, returns to Ithaca to showcase his talents on contemporary melodic-percussive instruments that are best described as "sound sculptures,” with which he creates kaleidoscopic rhythms and melodies.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar
Cost: $10 suggested donation
John Kadlecik Band
Former Dark Star Orchestra guitarist John Kadlecik returns to Ithaca. He played the Jerry Garcia role in DSO so well that Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh recruited him for their Furthur band for a five-year run beginning in 2009. He'll perform some originals, along with tunes from the Dead, Phish, Jerry Garcia Band and other groups.
When: 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Haunt
The Chicago-based folk duo of Rich Prezioso and Jacquie Manning will return to Bound for Glory. The duo won a “Best of Bound for Glory" award a few years ago, and also recorded an album on the show.
When: 8-11 p.m. Sunday
Where: Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University