UPCOMING EVENTS

The Dock - Ithaca, NY

with Anthony D’Amato

Jun 2

Jun 2

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 7:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $15-$20

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"It's been a long night if that's what happened," Valerie June laughs when asked about her seemingly overnight breakout in the UK. By the time she released her debut album, Pushin' Against A Stone, the Tennessee native had already performed on Later... with Jools Holland, sung a stunning duet with Eric Church at the ACM Awards, toured with Jake Bugg, graced spreads in top music and fashion magazines, and earned some of the year's most glowing reviews. But June traveled a long road to the remarkable moment at which she now finds herself. "I feel like my whole life I've always had a stone I've been pushing," she says, explaining the record's title. "Some days it's a good thing to have, like a best friend, and sometimes it's your worst enemy. In the case of this record, I had so many friends helping me move the stone." Those friends include the album's producers, Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharpe, Florence + The Machine), Dan Auerbach, and Peter Sabak, along with an all-star cast of fellow musicians ranging from Booker T. Jones and Jimbo Mathus to some of Hungary's top session players. Recorded at Easy Eye in Nashville, Fairfax Recording in Van Nuys, CA, and Studio H in Budapest, Pushin' Against A Stone is a showcase for June's astonishing and singular sound, a blend of rural roots and country that bridges Alan Lomax's acoustic field recordings with biting, electric indie-blues.

The Dock - Ithaca, NY

Jun 3

Jun 3

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 7:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $12-$15

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Grace Stumberg is a creator of friendly original music that grabs the ears of any listener. Born in Buffalo, NY, Stumberg is inspired by raw simple songwriting that really rocks out, and her music is a genre that can be explained as pop/rock/funky and sometimes folk; never fully understood until experienced. She has learned the ways of the “touring world” by serving as folk legend Joan Baez’s personal assistant since November 2011, and back-up singer since 2012. This experience has led to other opportunities in the music industry, such as singing with the Indigo Girls, and opening up for Josh Ritter. Stumberg has also opened for Baez in Lowell, MA, and performed her own show in Dublin, Ireland during a Baez tour. Stumberg’s voice and songwriting style shows that she has a maturity well beyond her years, which has resulted from her many career and life experiences. Throughout her days touring with Baez, she has gained an insatiable hunger to share her music with others. Stumberg has toured with musicians such as Left On Red and Pete Mroz, singing songs to bring awareness to fair-trade purchases and raising money for local food banks. She has accomplished a lot in her hometown, such as singing Buffalo’s “Good Feet” jingle and opening for bands such as Rusted Root, Hawksley Workman, and Haiku.

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

Jun 3

Jun 3

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $8-$10

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Since the band’s beginnings The Mutron Warriors have been dedicated to heavy, raw, adrenaline fuelled funk and sweat dripping soul. Formed in 2006 as a trio the band has steadily expanded its roster and evolving its sound deeply rooted in funk, soul, and afrobeat. Over the past several years The Mutron Warriors has become a staple in regional festivals and clubs, and has built a reputation of being the go to band for those seeking music delivered with the punch and fiery that this band delivers night in and night out. The Mutron Warriors cut its teeth playing it’s own takes on cuts from the likes of The Meters, P-Funk, James Brown, and many more. Originally built around the vocal styles of Ithaca dj Brian Mlodzinski, aka djGourd, the group explored genres and drew inspiration from the road already paved by the rich history of the 60’s and 70’s funk and soul movement. Now, with the soulful and powerful vocals of Stephanie Agurkis, the band has tirelessly crafted its sound to be the live juggernaut that can do it all. Weaving seamlessly between old soul, funk, and afrobeat, creating a dynamic sound and experience that has continuously left audiences wanting more, and coming back time and time again to share in the experience of a Mutron show.

The Dock - Ithaca, NY

Jun 4

Jun 4

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $30-$35

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Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet)--or HGTB(Y), for short—is the 26th album in the long and illustrious career of Loudon Wainwright III. It follows his acclaimed Older Than My Old Man Now album from 2012—“my death n’ decay opus,” as Wainwright calls it. In HGTB(Y) he broadens his scope with a 14-song, genre-bounding set (“eclectricity,” he calls it) dealing with varied subject matter including depression, drinking, senior citizenship, gun control, heartbreak, pet ownership and New York City’s arcane practice of alternate side-of-the-street parking. Uproariously rocking lead track “Brand New Dance,” which evokes The Big Bopper’s classic “Chantilly Lace,” is “me moaning and groaning about the horror and embarrassment of personal physical diminishment in the wider context of the world in which we live today,” Wainwright states. Continuing this theme, “The Morgue,” which Judd Apatow originally commissioned for Wainwright’s dysfunctional dad character to sing to Adam Sandler in an episode of Undeclared, finds “death and decay meeting shit love,” he says. Likewise, “Harlan County” was written as a theme song for the TV show Justified, and also like “The Morgue,” was rejected. Wainwright’s version on HGTB(Y), however, features the beautiful vocal harmonies of singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan. The backup vocals of Wainwright’s daughter Martha, meanwhile, appropriately grace “I Knew Your Mother.” Other cuts of special Wainwright interest include “Man & Dog,” which was motivated by his dog Harry (the inspiration of other Wainwright ditties, including, he says, his yet-to-be-recorded “Puppy Hate”), and “Spaced,” a klezmer/Balkan gypsy-styled look at that alternate street parking theme. He takes a typically topical turn on “God & Nature” (“A bit of Episcopalian gospel composed after watching the 2012 Vice Presidential Debates”) and his new seasonal favorite, “I’ll Be Killing You This Christmas.” Wainwright notes that he toyed with the idea of calling the album Town & Country, then saw the cover photo of the famous forlorn clown Emmet Kelly, after which “Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet)” became the title track. Another standout track, “Depression Blues,” invokes such great blues men as Blind Lemon Jefferson and Sleepy John Estes, not to mention Shakespeare and “old Sigmund.” Producing HGTB(Y) was Wainwright’s long time musical collaborator David Mansfield, who has backed him on numerous previous recordings as instrumentalist/arranger, including the 2010 Grammy Award winning High Wide & Handsome-The Charlie Poole Project. “I got to know L’il Davey about 23 years ago, on a flight back from Vancouver—I think—to New York,” Wainwright recalls. “I’ve worked on and off with him ever since, on TV, in the recording studio, and on the road. He’s been featured as a player and arranger on some of my best records including History, Grown Man, Last Man on Earth, and High Wide & Handsome.” Other top players grace HGTB(Y), and include ace banjoist Tony Trischka, saxophonist Steve Elson, drummer Sammy Merendino, bassist Tim Luntzel, and another longtime musical cohort, Chaim Tannenbaum, on background vocals. Born in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1946, Loudon Wainwright III came to fame when “Dead Skunk” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. He had studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon University, but dropped out to partake in the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco, and wrote his first song in 1968 (“Edgar,” about a lobsterman in Rhode Island). He was soon signed to Atlantic Records by Nesuhi Ertegun, and was lured by Clive Davis to Columbia Records, which released “Dead Skunk.” His songs have since been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, his son Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. In 2011, they were commemorated by the comprehensive five-disc retrospective 40 Odd Years. Additionally, Wainwright has co-written with songwriter/producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie Knocked Up, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You, and composed topical songs for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC’s Nightline. An accomplished actor, he has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe and Judd Apatow. Wainwright has also starred on TV in M.A.S.H. and Undeclared, and on Broadway in Pump Boys and Dinettes. Most recently, he appeared in the film Pleased To Meet You (with fellow music legends John Doe, Aimee Mann and Joe Henry), and created a one-man theatrical show, Surviving Twin, which combines his songs and the writings of his late father: Initially developed as part of University of North Carolina's Playmakers series, it focuses on fatherhood—both being a father and having one—and also explores the issues of birth, self-identity, loss, mortality, fashion, and of course, pet ownership. Surviving Twin is currently being performed in limited theatrical engagements.

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

Jun 4

Jun 4

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $10-$12

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Big Mean Sound Machine Presents:


The Big Mean I-Town Revue Pt. 2


Big Mean Sound Machine teams up with some of the region’s best vocalists to bring you a night of new and uncharted musical territory. Expect a mix of originals, covers, and debauchery from Ithaca’s biggest and baddest band.


Performances By (In no particular order):




  • Tenzin Chopak of Rockwood Ferry




  • Maddy Walsh of The Blind Spots




  • Elliot Martin of John Brown’s Body and Blackcastle




  • Matt O’Brien of Thunder Body




  • Rochelle Mathews of the Crucial Reggae Social Club




  • Jay Spaker of J-San, John Brown’s Body, Club Rub a Dub




  • Stephanie Agurkis of Mutron Warriors




  • Mike Brindisi of The New York Rock




  • Dan Keller of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Sqaud




  • Evan Friedell of JImkata




  • The Ghost of Electricity




  • And MORE!!!!







Doors at 9pm


Showtime at 10pm


$10 advance, $12 day of show

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

with Los Colognes

Jun 7

Jun 7

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $25

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In the last four years, Houndmouth have learned what it means to be a band. On their second album, Little Neon Limelight, they wear that wisdom like a badge of honor. Less than a half-decade ago in the small Indiana city of New Albany, four pals were crafting tunes on their own, with few ambitions of turning those songs into a spectacle. That all changed when these friends crossed paths, and joined forces. Matt Myers, Shane Cody, Katie Toupin, and Zak Appleby became the drums and keys, guitars and harmonies of Houndmouth, and those personal numbers became the irrepressible core of an outfit turned magnetic. Recorded by Dave Cobb in Nashville, Little Neon Limelight pairs the energy and nerves of raw first takes with the accents and moods of a more contemplative, thoughtful unit. Hearts are broken and friends are exiled, love grows cold and drugs do damage, leaders make mistakes and money turns tricks. On the acoustic “Gasoline,” one of the most poignant moments of Houndmouth’s catalog, Toupin barbs the confessions of a perennial party girl with the specter of mortality. “Maybe I’ll meet my maker on a bedroom floor,” she sings, her voice fighting against its own existential fade as bowed cello traces her words. Haunted by samples of the buoyant opener and single “Sedona” and the noisy filigree of a Moog, the beautifully downcast “For No One” stalks through personal blues with conviction. Its world-weariness has been incubated by the world it surveys.

The Dock - Ithaca, NY

Jun 10

Jun 10

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 7:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $35-$40

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Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. Osborne is widely known for her beloved hit song,“(What If God Was)One of Us,” as well as her live performances of “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted” and “Heat Wave” in the GRAMMY Award-winning documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time GRAMMY Award nominee, the soulful vocalist and noted song interpreter is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Patti Smith to name a few.

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

Jun 10

Jun 10

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 7:00 pm All ages

Price: $12-$15

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The World/Inferno Friendship Society, a gang of dangerous loonies who like to break things, is coming to your town. Bringing their newest album, “This Packed Funeral” released on California based Alternative Tentacles Records in the band's unique punk rock cabaret style, the ten tracks on the LP feature their signature critically acclaimed romantic tangoing/violent break up inducing mayhem while expanding previously unexplored territory combining contrapuntal fugue, the rhythmic percussion of a New Orleans Funeral March and classic the hardcore punk sounds of Code Of Honor, TSOL and The Damned.

Jun 11

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 7:30 pm All ages

Price: $12-$15

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thaca Underground presents
WIKI (of Ratking : Manhattan)
Eyukaliptus (Smacked Records/73 Records : Chicago)
Mr. McBean (Smacked Records: Ithaca)
Infamous (Smacked Records: Ithaca)

Sat June 11 | The Haunt | 7PM | All Ages
**Tickets on sale 4/28 | $12 adv | $15 day of show.

The Dock - Ithaca, NY

Jun 11

Jun 11

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $10

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Johnny Dowd (born March 29, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American alternative country musician. Typical of his style are experimental, noisy breaks in his songs and strong gothic (in the sense of dark and gloomy) elements in the lyrics as well as in the music. There is also a strong undercurrent of black humor and the absurd in his work. He currently resides in Ithaca, NY. Although his early albums were most celebrated in the alternative country community, he has never quite fit into any particular genre.

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