Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, Sept. 30: Little Feat in Oneonta tonight

Little Feat is at the Oneonta Theatre (47 Chestnut St., Oneonta). Tickets are $32.50.

Also tonight
At the clubs
  • Applebee’s Restaurant (3189 Erie Blvd. E) – Karaoke, 9 p.m.
  • Bluewater Grill (11 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Tumbleweed Jones Band with guest, 9 p.m.
  • Buffalo’s (119 Downer St., Baldwinsville) – Karaoke with Cornell Entertainment, 9:30 p.m.
  • Caddyshack Tavern (402 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool) – DJ Skeet, 10 p.m.
  • Coleman’s Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.) - Joe Driscoll, 10 p.m.
  • Creekside Books and Coffee (25 Fennell St., Skaneateles) – Open Mike with Joanne Perry, 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (214 W. Willow St.) – Biscuit Miller
  • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) – Just Joe, 10:30 p.m.
  • Fusion (3705 Brewerton Rd., N. Syracuse) – Karaoke 8 p.m.
  • Half Penny Pub (321 W. Fayette St.) - Sabretooth and DJ RikiRude, 10 p.m.
  • Kitty Hoynes (301 W. Fayette St.) – Tommy Connors, 8 p.m.
  • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) - Open Mike with Ronnie Dark All Stars, 9 p.m.
  • Mohegan Manor (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – E.S.P., 6:30 p.m.
  • Oswego Farmer’s Market (First Ave., Oswego) – The Jam Bones, 5 p.m.
  • Parker’s Grill (129 Genesee St., Auburn) – Elephantshoes, 8 p.m.
  • Pricker Bush (3642 Route 57, Oswego) – Karaoke with K and J Entertainment, 8 p.m.
  • Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge (7240 Oswego Rd., Liverpool) – Fab Five Paul, 8 p.m.
  • Shenanigan’s (318 E. Fayette St.) – Karaoke with Chad the Entertainer, 7 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Tiger, 8 p.m.
  • Singer’s Karaoke Club (1345 Milton Ave.) – Karaoke with DJ Octane, 9 p.m.
  • Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) - Joe Donelan, 6 p.m.
  • Tinker’s Guild (78 Franklin St., Auburn) - The Funky Blu Roots, 7 p.m.
  • Turning Stone Resort and Casino (Thruway Exit 33, Verona) – Jerry Cali, 7 p.m.
  • Uno’s Chicago Grill (Route 31, Clay) – Mark Ballard, 9 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, Sept. 29: Lots of live music at area clubs tonight

Boots 'n Shorts are at Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge tonight
It's hump day and time to get out and enjoy some great live music at clubs in and around the 'Cuse. Here's what's going on.
  • Big D hosts Open Mic at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.)
  • Boots n’ Shorts, Sgt. Dunbar, The Hobo Banned at Al’s Wine & Whiskey Lounge, (321 S. Clinton St.), 9 p.m.
  • Jerry Cali at Morgan’s of Syracuse (329 Fay Road), 6 p.m.
  • The Funky Blu Roots at Big Kahuna’s Raw Bar & Grill (17 Columbus St., Auburn), 7 p.m.
  • Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin at Univerity Sherton (801 University Ave.) - 5 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Woody’s Jerkwater Pub (2811 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 9 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 6 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Colin Aberdeen at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Frank Rhodes at Froggy’s Tavern (3898 New Court Ave.), 7 p.m.
  • Jimmy Wolf at Killabrew Saloon (10 Clinton Road, Clinton), 7 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Goo Goo Dolls in Syracuse tonight

The Goo Goo Dolls perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Mulroy Civic Center
The Goo Goo Dolls are in town tonight and will perform at the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 and $49.50.

Also tonight
  • Dark Star Orchestra at Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.) - 8 p.m., $29
  • Tuesday Night Sessions Open Jam at Auburn Public Theater (108 Genesee St., Auburn) - 7:30 p.m.
  • D.R.I., Black S.S. and Freya at Lost Horizon - 7 p.m.

At the clubs
  • Michael Crissan at PJ’s Pub & Grill (Walton Street, Armory Square), 8 p.m.<./li>
  • Joe Driscoll at Castaways (413 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca), 9 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Hotch’s (8081 Brewerton Road, Cicero), 6 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Joe Henson at the Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus), 7:30 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Sweet Lou at Lock 24 (33 Water St., Baldwinsville), 8:30 p.m.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Baldwinsville Theatre Guild presents 'Witness for the Prosecution'

Next month, the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild will be presenting a production of Agatha Christie's 'Witness for the Prosecution.'  The show, which is directed by John LaCasse and produced by  Pat Bridenbaker, runs Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30, Nov. 5, & 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Education Center (64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville).

Here's the cast in order of appearance:

Carter ……………………Jay Burris
Greta …………………… Kitty Doupe
John Mayhew ……………Cole Salo
Leonard Vole ……………Jordan Glaski
Wilfrid Robarts …………  Jon J Barden
Detective Robert Hearne …Lee LaManche
Police Officer/Bailiff ……   George Glaski
Romaine …………………Rachel Torba Grage
Judge Wainwright ………  Donna Reynolds
Malcolm Myers ………… Robert Fullenbaum
Dr. Grace Wyatt ………   Cece Kulak
Janet Mackenzie ………   Robin Bridenbaker
Teresa Clegg …………… Barbara Derby
The Other Woman ………Kim Marie Jakway

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children. Call 315.877-4183 today to reserve your seats!

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Monday, Sept. 27: Engelbert Humperdinck at Turning Stone

Engelbert Humperdinck performs tonight in the Showroom at Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $65-$80.

Also today
  • Ryan Burdick at Copper Top Tavern (905 N. Main St., North Syracuse) - 6 p.m.
  • The Funky Blu Roots at Oasis Dance Club (1230 Danby Road, Ithaca) - 6 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) 9 p.m.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday, Sept. 26: Jewish Music & Cultural Festival and more

Los Blancos is at Syracuse VFW for a benefit today (
The 11th Annual Jewish Music & Cultural Festival takes place today at the Jewish Community Center (5655 Thompson Rd., Syracuse). Enjoy great food and entertainment featuring, Siora, Zetz!, Susan Gaeta, West Of Odessa, Keyma Hora Klezmer Band, Jonathan Dinkin & Klezmercuse, Jayde Martin and more. The event starts at noon and admission is free.

Also today
  • Sean Hyatt Benefit at the VFW (2000 LeMoyne Ave., Syracuse) featuring Los Blancos. Music starts at 3 p.m.
  • The 50th Annual Great Syracuse Oktoberfest wraps up today at the CNY Regional Market (Park St., Syracuse). Today's music includes The Twin Magicians, Enzian Bavarian Band, Liverpool Community Band & The Syracuse Liederverin Mixed Chorus and David & Paul Jackman - noon to 6 p.m.
  • Jatoba, Sophistafunk, Tim Herron Corporation, and more (Benefit for William Fizette III at Westcott Theater)  - 1 p.m.
  • Branford Marsalis at Goldstein Auditorium, Syracuse University - 2 p.m., $20
  • Fritz's Polka Band at Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain - noon
  • Buddy Fitzpatrick and Stan Stankos at Wise Guys Comedy Club + Bistro, Syracuse
  • 27th Annual Lioness Club Apple Festival at Goettel Community Park. Central Square
At the clubs
  • Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge (321 S. Clinton St.) – Los Blancos, 9 p.m.
  • Castaways (916 Route 37, Brewerton) - Country Castaways with George Leija, 2 p.m.; Southern Comfort, 3:30 p.m.
  • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) – Pete McMahon and The Delinquents, 12:30 p.m.
  • McNamara’s (5600 Newport Rd., Camillus) – The Dust Poets, 2 p.m.
  • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) – Electric Moonpies, 5 p.m
  • Red Rooster Pub (4018 Jordan Rd., Skaneateles Falls) – Paul Taylor, 4 p.m.; Donna Colton, 5 p.m.
  • Rooter’s Tavern (4141 S. Salina Street) – Open Blues Jam with Tom Townsley and The All-Stars, 9 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Mike and Stan, 7 p.m.
  • Waterfront Tavern (Brewerton Rd., Brewerton) – Ryan Burdick, 4 p.m.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday, Sept. 25: Festival Latino Americano and much more today

The annual Festival Latino Americano takes place today in Clinton Square. The festival starts at 11 a.m. and runs through 9:30 p.m. There be music all day, including performances by Los 6 del 6, Ricky Encarnacion & Heaven Report featuring Richie Flores, Mariachi, Queststar, Dominic Marte Bachata, Grupo Son Baracua and more. Admission is free.

Oktoberfest at CNY Regional Market


The 50th annual Great Syracuse Oktoberfest continues at the Regional Market (Park St.) in Syracuse. Enjoy the Best of German food, beer and entertainment. Today's musical lineup includes the Liverpool Community Band (noon), Deutsche Gesangverein (1 p.m.), Jimmy Stur and his Orchestra with the Enzian Bavarian Dancers (4 p.m.), and Under the Gun (8 p.m.). Admission is free.

Also today
  • End of Summer pig roast with The Funky Blu Roots at Bear Bones BBQ, Auburn - 1 p.m.
  • Stroke with Isreal Hagan on the Syracuse University Quad, SU campus at 1:45 p.m.
  • Wine Festival with Bob Piorun and Kirsten Tegtmeyer at Mirbeau Spa & Inn, Skaneateles (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Fritz's Polka Band at Jagermeister Party at The Electric Company, Utica - 10 p.m.
  • 9/24: Broken Social Scene at State Theatre, Ithaca
  •  Benefit for Monty the Mascot with Merry Mischief, Melissa Clark, Dave Deacon & Michelle Osorne, the Terrible Musicians, Dr. Gonzo & Tiny McLoud and and Dan Cox at Branley Library Community Room, Jordan - 7 p.m.
  • 27th Annual Lioness Club Apple Festival at Goettel Community Park. Central Square
  • Alan Taylor at Hillview Community Church Coffeehouse, Van Buren - 7 p.m.
  • Open House” with Mark Doyle & The Maniacs at Performance Harley-Davidson, Syracuse - noon to 3 p.m.
  • Buddy Fitzpatrick and Stan Stankos at Wise Guys Comedy Club + Bistro, Syracuse
  • Peter Wolf Crier, Rogue Wave and Midlake at Westcott Theater, Syracuse
  • Murder By Death, Samantha Crain and Ninja Gun at Lost Horizon, Syracuse
  • Words & Music Songwriters Showcase with host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers & Joshua Dekaney (CD Release party for “Stop, Drtop and Roll”), Dane “Short Order” Cooke and Tim Burns at Westcott Community Center, Syracuse - 8 p.m.
At the Clubs
  • Asil's Pub, 220 Chapel Dr., Camillus) - The Barndogs, 7 p.m.
  • Bear Bones Bar-B-Que and Grill (83 Wall Street, Auburn) - The Funky Blu Roots, 1 p.m.
  • The Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Rd., East Syracuse) – Los Blancos, 10 p.m.
  • CJ's Pub (8902 South Seneca St., Weedsport) - Dr. Killdean, 9 p.m.
  • Camillus Grill (72 W. Genesee St., Camillus) - Rob and Andy, 9 p.m.
  • The Candlelight (380 S. Railroad St., Parish) - Paul Taylor, 9:30 p.m.
  • Cavallo’s (Genesee St., New Hartford) - Outta the Red, 10 p.m.
  • Cedar House (813 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) – Gina Rose Band, 9 p.m.
  • Denny's Mountain View (6662 Route 281, Preble) - Chris Taylor and The Custom Taylor Band, 9 p.m.
  • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Square Pegs, 10:30 p.m.
  • Green Gate (2 Genesee St., Camillus) - Don Hook, 9 p.m.
  • Half Penny Pub (321 W. Fayette St.) – Augustine, 9 p.m.
  • Inn Complete (Skytop Rd., Syracuse University South Campus) – Mark Hoffman’s Jam, 7 p.m., $5 donation
  • Ithaca Ale House (111 N. Aurora St., Ithaca) - The Smoking Loons, 10:30 p.m.
  • Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Rd., Brewerton) – Lockdown, 9 p.m.; Grind, 10 p.m.
  • LWB'S Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus) - Mike Sims and Stan, 8:30 p.m.
  • Legends Tavern (137 Cayuga St., Union Springs) - Steve Odum Band, 9 p.m.
  • Lock 24 (33 Water St., Baldwinsville) - Dave Hawthorn, 10 p.m.
  • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – 3 Inch Fury, 10 p.m.
  • Meghan MacMurphy’s (7990 Oswego Rd., Liverpool) - Brass Inc, 9 p.m.
  • Mohegan Manor (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - E.S.P., 7 p.m.
  • Monirae’s (688 County Route 10, Pennellville) – One Hard Krank, 10 p.m.
  • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) – JD and Rollin’ South, 9 p.m.
  • O’Malley’s (7938 County Rd. 153, Interlaken) – Mark Macri, 9 p.m.
  • The Overlook (Route 174, Marietta) – Fully Loaded Band, 9 p.m.
  • Pizza Man's Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Johnny Rage, 9 p.m.
  • Pricker Bush (3642 County Route 57, Oswego) - John Bletch and Vitamen X, 9 p.m.
  • R-Bar (2831 Route 3 Fulton) - Joey Belladonna's BIG WAY, 10 p.m.
  • Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge (7240 Oswego Road, Liverpool) - Zack Weber Trio, 8 p.m.
  • Sheraton University Inn (801 University Ave.) – The Jam Bones, 12:30 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – The Noisy Boys, 5 p.m.; Dark Hollow, 9 p.m.
  • Silverado Inn (135 Marginal Rd., Herkimer) - The Bomb, 9:30 p.m.
  • TC’s Place (11238 South St., Cato) - Raised On Radio, 9:30 p.m.
  • VFW (3146 LeMoyne Ave., Mattydale) - Papa Joe, 2 p.m.
  • Yaworski's (Taberg Rd., Lee Center) – Fulton Chain Gang, Lonesome Crow, 9 p.m.
  • Yesterday’s Royal (13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) – Brass Exchange, 9 p.m.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Concert dates announced for CNY Jazz Central


CNY Jazz Central director, Larry Luttinger, has announced the 2010-2011 schedule of music events.

Here are the dates and special events for the season:
  • Oct. 3: Fundraiser featuring Bob Brown and the Salt City Center for the Performing Arts company in a Broadway cabaret at Jazz Central (441 E. Washington St.)
  • Oct. 23: Tribute to Woody Herman featuring Frank Tiberi on clarinet at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center’s Carrier Theater.
  • Feb. 13: Black History Month cabaret featuring vocalist Antoinette Montague f Black History Month Cabaret at the Sheraton University Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.
  • March 19: "Pictures at an Exhibition" featuring composer and artist Charles Pillow at the at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center’s Carrier Theater.
  • April 16: “Conflict: Peace and War” featuring guest saxophonist and flutist David Liebman at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center’s Carrier Theater.

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Friday, Sept. 24: Oktoberfest kicks off at the Regional Market today

The 50th annual Great Syracuse Oktoberfest gets underway today at the Regional Market (Park St.) in Syracuse. Enjoy the Best of German food, beer and entertainment. Today's musical lineup includes the Liverpool Community Band (noon), Enzian Bavarian Band (3 p.m.), and Kane and 3 Inch Fury (8 p.m.). Admission is free.

Also today
  • The DT’s CD Release Party with Disorderly Conduct at Suzy’s Tavern, Auburn (7 p.m.)
  • Buddy Fitzpatrick and Stan Stankos at Wise Guys Comedy Club + Bistro, Syracuse
  • Cryo Baptista's Banquet of the Spirit at Westcott Theater, Syracuse
  • Big Eyed Phish (Dave Matthews tribute) at Lost Horizon, Syracuse
  • The Strawbs Acoustic at Red House Theatre, Syracuse (8 p.m.)
  • Gridley Paige, Showtime and the Bomb at Turning Stone Casino Resort Showroom, Verona

At the Clubs

  • Brae Loch Inn (2 Albany St., Cazenovia) - Jerry Cali, 8 p.m.
  • Brennan’s Beach (80 Brennan Beach Rd., Pulaski) - Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band, 8 p.m.
  • Buffalo’s (2119 Downer St., Baldwinsville) – Motley Crouton, 9:30 p.m.
  • Carnegie Café at Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool) - Miss E and Dovetail Joint, 7 p.m.
  • Cavallo’s (Genesee St., New Hartford) - Jimmy Wolf, 9:30 p.m.
  • Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.) – The Smoking Loons, 10 p.m.
  • Creekside Books and Coffee (25 Fennell St., Skaneateles) - Mark Zane and Friends, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dewittshire Tavern (3010 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt) - The Restless Souls, 10 p.m.
  • Dewey’s Third Ward Tavern (39 Bridge St., Seneca Falls) - The Funky Blu Roots, 10 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Stroke with Isreal Hagan, 9 p.m.
  • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – Lonesome Crow, 10 p.m.
  • Electric Company (700 Varick St., Utica) – Fritz’s Polka Band
  • Fireside Inn (2345 W. Genesee Rd., Baldwinsville) – Fab Five Paul, 6:30 p.m.
  • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Trial by Fire, 5:30 p.m.; Descending Angel, Thoughts in Reverse, Faith of the Fallen, One Room, Elevator Death Squad, 10 p.m.
  • Hotch’s Sports Bar ( 8081 Brewerton Rd., Cicero) - Dave Hawthorn, 10 p.m.
  • Ithaca Ale House (111 N. Aurora St., Ithaca) - Michael Crissan, 10:30 p.m.
  • Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Rd., Brewerton) – TJ Sacco and Electric Rodeo, 9 p.m.
  • Joel’s Steakhouse (Route 31, Verona) - The Billionaires, 9 p.m.
  • Kelley’s Bar and Restaurant (5076 Velasko Rd.) – Elephantshoes, 9 p.m.
  • Kitty Hoyne’s (301 W. Fayette St.) - 2 Hour Delay, 9 p.m.
  • LWB'S Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus) - Larry Stamatel and Swampdog, 6:30 p.m.
  • Lake Como Inn (1297 E.Lake Rd., Cortland) - Raised On Radio, 9 p.m.
  • La Vie Boheme Bistro (109 - 111 Madison Street, Oneida) – Open Mike with Woody, 7 p.m.
  • Limp Lizards (4628 Onondaga Blvd., Geddes) – El Kabong, 9 p.m.
  • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Emerald City, 10 p.m.
  • Metro Sushi Bar and Lounge (505 Westcott St.) – Anjela Lynn and Michael Houston, 9 p.m.
  • Mohegan Manor (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Jimmy Cox, 7 p.m.
  • Monirae’s (688 County Route 10, Pennellville) – Decree, 10 p.m.
  • Moose Lodge (Milton and Willis Ave.) – Tommy Barr, 6:30 p.m.
  • O’Connor’s Main St. Pub (Main St., Fair Haven) – Joe Donelan, 8:30 p.m.
  • Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego) - Brian McArdell and Mark Westers, 6 p.m.
  • O’Toole’s (113 Osborne St., Auburn) - Chris and John, 9 p.m.
  • Patz on the River (6 E. First St., Oswego) – Dam Dog, 7 p.m.
  • Pizza Man's Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Sweet Lou, 10 p.m.
  • Pop-a-Top (105 W. Elm St., Oneida) - Paul Taylor, 5 p.m.
  • Sheraton University Inn (801 University Ave.) – Donna Colton and One Troublemaker, 5 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Los Blancos, 10:30 p.m.
  • Turning Stone Casino, Leopard Lounge (5218 Patrick Road Verona) – The Bomb, 8p.m.
  • Ukranian National Club (125 Washington St., Auburn) - The Boogiemen, 7 p.m.
  • Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) – Just Joe, 7 p.m.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday, Sept. 23: Birthday tribute to the Boss at Shifty's

Jamie Notarthomas at Shifty's tonight
The Boss (Bruce Springsteen) turns 61 today and Shifty's is ready to celebrate. Jamie Notarthomas will be on hand for a birthday tribute that should have everyone in a celebratory mood!

Also tonight
  • Jambake with The Extremists aka Alibi  at Devaney’s Riverside, Weedsport at 6 p.m.
  • John Hiatt at State Theatre, Ithaca - 8 p.m. $29.50 and $36.50 
  • Buddy Fitzpatrick and Stan Stankos at Wise Guys Comedy Club and  Bistro, Syracuse
  • Honor Bright at Morrisville State College (80 Eaton St., Morrisville) - Honor Bright at 7 p.m.
At the clubs
  • Bluewater Grill (11 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Tumbleweed Jones Band with Mike Doyle, 9 p.m.
  • Cross Lake Marina Restaurant (Jordan Rd., Cato) – Condor, 5 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Phil Petroff & Natural Fact, 9 p.m.
  • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) - Just Joe, 10:30 p.m.
  • Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub (301 W. Fayette St.) - Ryan Burdick, 8 p.m.
  • Kosta's Bar and Grill (105 Grant Ave., Auburn) - Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy, 6:30 p.m.
  • Mac's Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) - Open Mike with Ronnie Dark, 8 p.m.
  • Mohegan Manor (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - E.S.P., 6:30 p.m.
  • Parker's Grill (129 Genesee St., Auburn) - Michael Crissan, 8 p.m.
  • Raging River BBQ (7B Birdie Square, Oswego) - Damdog, 6 p.m.
  • Sharkey's Eclectic Sports Lounge (7240 Oswego Rd., Liverpool) - Brian McArdell and Mark Westers, 8 p.m.
  • Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) - Joe Donelan, 6 p.m.
  • Waterfront Tavern Deck (Brewerton Rd., Brewerton) - George Leija, 5 p.m.
  • Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd.) - Tommy Barr, 6:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday, Sept. 22: Badfish at the Westcott tonight

Badfish: Sublime Tribute is at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.) for a 7 p.m. show. Tickets are $20 at the door.

At the clubs
  • Big Kahuna’s Raw Bar 17 Columbus St., Auburn) - The Ron Spencer Band , 8 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – The Professional Victims, 9 p.m.
  • Froggy’s Tavern (3898 New Court Ave.) – Frank Rhodes hosts Open Mic, 7 p.m.
  • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd, North Syracuse) - A Couple Strangers, 8 p.m.
  • Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Rd., Brewerton) – Michael Crissan, 6 p.m.
  • Morgan’s of Syracuse (329 Fay Rd.) – Jerry Cali, 6 p.m.
  • Palisades Hotel (1921 N. James St., Rome) – Paul Taylor, 9 p.m.
  • Quaker Steak and Lube (3535 Walter St., Syracuse) – Mojo, 5 p.m.
  • Red Roosters Pub (4618 Jordan Rd., Skaneateles) – ShakeDown Blues Band, 8 p.m.
  • Sheraton University Inn (801 University Ave.) – Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 5 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Open Mike with Colin Aberdeen, 9 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday, Sept. 21: Great Big Sea at the Westcott tonight

Great Big Sea performs at the Westcott tonight
Celtic rockers Great Big Sea and the Young Dubliners perform tonight at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.). General admission is $25 (standing) and $30 for seating. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Also tonight
  • Tuesday Night Sessions Open Jam at Auburn Public Theater, Auburn (7:30 p.m.)
  • Joe Henson host Open Mic at Village Tavern, Marcellus (7:30 p.m.)
  • Sweet Lou host Open Mic at Lock 24 Restaurant (33 Water St., Baldwinsville)
  • Erie Canal Cloggers host Open House at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Jordan (6 p.m.)
  • Michael Crissan at PJ’s Pub & Grill (Walton Street, Armory Square), 8 p.m.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday: Sept. 20: Live music in CNY tonight

If you didn't get enough live music over the weekend, here are a few events that are taking place in and around the 'Cuse tonight.
  • Miss E at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (245 W. Willow St.)
  • Tantric at Monirae’s (688 Route 10, Pennellville) - 8 p.m.
  • Ryan Burdick at Copper Top Tavern (905 N. Main St., North Syracuse), 6 p.m.
  • Catastrophe Me at The Lost Horizon (5863 Thompson Road), 6 p.m.
  • George Leija and The Monday Night Band at American Legion Post 418 (9 Oswego River Road, Phoenix), 6 p.m.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday, Sept. 19: Westcott Street Cultural Fair and much more today


The festival features a wide variety of music on seven stages (Photo: Mike Greenlar, The Post-Standard)
One of my favorite events of the season, the Westcott Street Cultural Fair, takes place today from noon to 6:30 p.m. The event, which celebrates  the diversity and uniqueness of the Westcott neighborhood, offers great food, crafts, and music from a variety of bands performing on seven different stages. Main stage entertainment features Sophistafunk (1 p.m.), Joe Driscoll (2:30 p.m.), Evan Knight (4 p.m.), and the BlackLites (5:30 p.m.). Admission is free. Click here for a complete schedule of the day's events.

Also today
  • 64th Annual Jordan Fall Festival with Jordan-Elbridge Community Band on Beaver Street Stage, Jordan (1 p.m.)
  • 3rd Annual Last Daze of Summer Festival with House On A Spring, Tim Herron Corporation, Digger Gones, Chris James Band, Randy McMillen and Jerry Henderson at Sterling Stage Kampitheater, Sterling
  • The Young Dubliners at Westcott Theater, Syracuse
  • TK99 Soundcheck Live with host Dave Frisina at Shifty’s, Syracuse (7 p.m.)
  • Festa Italiana at City Hall, Syracuse
  • Sean Hyatt Benefit with Los Blancos and more at Change Of Pace  - 1 to 6 p.m.
  • The 50th Annual Great Syracuse Oktoberfest with The Twin Magicians, Enzian Bavarian Band, Liverpool Community Band and The Syracuse Liederverin Mixed Chorus and David & Paul Jackman at Regional Market, Syracuse (noon to 6 p.m.)
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Sleeping and Saving Fairview at Lost Horizon, Syracuse
  • Andy Pitz and Chris Coccia at Wise Guys Comedy Club and Bistro, Syracuse
  • Fritz's Polka Band  at Town of Inlet Fall Festival, Inlet (11 a.m.)
  • 27th Annual Lioness Club Apple Festival at Goettel Community Park. Central Square
  • Bound For Glory Live featuring Rob Lutes at Cornell University’s Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca (7 p.m.)
  • Old-Time Music Jam at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius) - 1 p.m., $2.
  • Letizia and The Z Band at Inner Harbor (Kirkpatrick Street), noon
  • Brass Exchange at Palmyra Canal Town Days (Band Stand, Palmyra), 1:30 p.m.
  • Guitar Performance Session at Solvay Public Libray (615 Woods Road, Solvay) - 2 p.m., admission is free.
  • Mark Weeg at the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum (1121 Comins Road, Osceola) - 2 p.m.
  • Ann Barnes at the DeWitt Library (Shoppingtown Mall, DeWitt), 2 p.m.
  • Loren Barrigar at the Central Square Community Church (Route 11, Central Square) - 4 p.m.

At the clubs
  • Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge (321 S. Clinton St.) - Bobby Green and a Cut Above, 9 p.m.
  • Big Kahuna’s (17 Columbus St., Auburn) - The Heaters, 5 p.m.
  • Castaways (916 Route 37, Brewerton) - Country Castaways with George Leija, 2 p.m.; Southern Comfort, 3:30 p.m.
  • Gary’s (East Bridge St., Oswego) – Open Mic with Bill Oeinck, 4 p.m.
  • Old Boathouse (1397 Route 49, Constantia) - Brian McArdell and Mark Westers, 4 p.m.
  • Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – The Beadle Brothers, 2 p.m.
  • Rooter’s Tavern (4141 S. Salina Street) – Open Blues Jam with Tom Townsley and The All-Stars, 9 p.m.
  • The Sherwood Inn (26 Genesee St., Skaneateles) – Paul Taylor, 4 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Blueprints, 9 p.m.
  • Silverado Inn (135 Marginal Road, Herkimer) - Fulton Chain Gang
  • Waterfront Tavern (Brewerton Rd., Brewerton) – Ryan Burdick, 4 p.m.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday, Sept. 18: Festivals galore in CNY today

Festa Italiana is just one of numerous festivals taking place this weekend (Photo JMW73 Flickr)
This weekend offers music lovers a wide variety of festivals featuring live music, great food, and much more. Here's a list of all the great events taking place this last weekend of summer.
  • Festa Italiana in downtown Syracuse in front of City Hall - featuring Augie Collacchi (2 p.m.), Dance Centre North (3:15 p.m.), Bill Ali with Kathy Santangelo (4:30 p.m.), Jimmy Cavallo (6 p.m.), Rinaldo Toglia (8 p.m.), and Prime Time (9 p.m.)
  • Tipperary Hill Music Festival with Joe Driscoll, The Z-Bones, Tim Herron, The Tom Dooley Choraliers, Dusty Pas’Cal, Sirsy and others at Pass Aboretum, Syracuse (noon to 7 p.m.)
  • Utica Music and Arts Fest at various venues in downtown Utica
  • Dark Hollow, Donna the Buffalo, Soul Risin', Master Thieves, and the Salt City Ramblers at Ski Caz Jam Cazenovia Ski Club, Cazenovia - 2 to 11 p.m.
  • 3rd Annual Last Daze of Summer Festival with Hot Day At The Zoo, U-Melt, The Breakfast, MAAZE, Interstellar Funkateers, Lucid, The Found, The Townies, Dutch Bucket System and Tim Palmieri  at Sterling Stage Kampitheater, Sterling
  • 64th Annual Jordan Fall Festival with The Flyin’ Column and the Jordan-Elbridge Marching Eagles on Beaver Street Stage, Jordan (4 to 9 p.m.)
  • Fritz's Polka Band at Salmon River Festival - 9:45 a.m. and later at Federweisser Festival at Anthony Road Wine Company (1 p.m)

Also today
  • Golf Tournament Post-Party with Soul Traders at The Cascade Grill On Owasco Lake, Moravia (7 p.m.)
  • 3rd Annual Sacred Heart Parish Family Picnic & Pig Roast with Anne Adessa, Robin Munn & Sue Alexander at Owasco Fire Department Pavilion, Auburn (3:30 p.m.)
  • High School Marching Band Competition with Auburn Vanguard, Phoenix Firebirds, Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars and others at Cicero North Syracuse High School, Syracuse (7 p.m.)
  • Scott Dixon Presents His 2,000th Show with The Flashing Astonishers, The Scaret Ending, Bad Cops, Stay Six and Mike Roy at  Lost Horizon, Syracuse
  •  Colleen Kattau & Some Guys at Kellish Farm Music Barn, Manlius
  • Musical Homage to Theodore Roosevelt at Smith Opera House (82 Seneca St., Geneva). Starts at 7:30 p.m., general admission $15.
  • Merrill Amos at the Red House (201 S. West St.) - 8 p.m., admission $5.
  • Colleen Kattau and Some Guys at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius) - 8 p.m., admission $10.
  • Johannes Linstead at Center for the Arts (72 S. Main St., Homer) - 8 p.m., general admisssion $25.
  • Same Blood Folk at Earlville Opera House (18 E. Main St., Earlville) - 8 p.m., general admission $10.
At the Clubs
  • The Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Rd., East Syracuse) – About Time Band featuring Sheela Tucker
  • Buffalo’s (2119 Downer St., Baldwinsville) – Headin’ South, 9 p.m.
  • Buttonwood Grove Winery (5986 Route 89, Romulus) - Donna Colton, 1 p.m.
  • CJ's Pub (8902 South Seneca St., Weedsport) - Tiger and Mike Place, 9 p.m.
  • Candlelight Bar and Restaurant (380 S. Railroad St., Parish) - Brian McArdell and Mark Westers, 10 p.m.
  • The Cascades Grill (2846 Firelane One, Moravia) – Soul Traders, 7 p.m.
  • Cedar House Bowling Lanes (813 West Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Molly Shea Band, 9 p.m.
  • Club 48 (266 Route 48, Fulton) – F5, 10 p.m.
  • Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar (6805 Main St., Redcreek) – Johnny Rage, 9:30 p.m.
  • Creekside Books and Coffee (25 Fennell St., Skaneateles) - The Sloppy Joes, 7:30 p.m.
  • Cross Lake Marina Restaurant (Jordan Rd., Cato) - Gary Dunes Band, 9 p.m.
  • Dilaj’s (Route 34, Auburn) – Timeline, 8 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Teagan & The Tweeds
  • The Dog House (500 Columbia St., Utica) – Catastrophe Me, 6 p.m.; Augustine, 8 p.m.
  • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook, 10 p.m.
  • Fireside Inn (2345 W. Genesee Rd., Baldwinsville) – Smokin’, 6 p.m.
  • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Stone Albatross, 10 p.m.
  • Gas Pump Tavern (1931 Fayette St.) - Tommy Barr, 8 p.m.
  • Hotch’s Sports Bar ( 8081 Brewerton Rd., Cicero) - Smokin’ Worm, 9:30 p.m.
  • Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Rd., Brewerton) – Decree, 9 p.m.
  • King Arthur's Pub (7 W. Bridge St., Oswego) – Damdog, 8 p.m.
  • Knoxie’s Pub (Route 20, Pompey) – Fully Loaded Band, 9 p.m.
  • LWB'S Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus) - S.O.S., 9 p.m.
  • Limp Lizards (4628 Onondaga Blvd., Geddes) – Frank Malfa and Mike Burns, 9 p.m.
  • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Trial By Fire, 10 p.m.
  • Matt’s Draft House (172 Route 28, Inlet) – Jimmy Wolf, 5 p.m.
  • Milk Plant Tavern (1006 Route 26, West Leyden) - Fulton Chain Gang, 9 p.m.
  • Monirae’s (688 County Route 10, Pennellville) – Kiss Alive, 10 p.m.
  • O’Donnell’s Pub and Grill (715 Varick St., Utica) - 2 Hour Delay, 9:30 p.m.
  • Old Forge Fire Department (116 Fulton St., Old Forge) - Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band, 8 p.m.
  • Pfohl’s Beachhouse (310 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – The Wannabees, 2 p.m.; Cato and Lavancher, 7 p.m.
  • Pizza Man's Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy, 9:30 p.m.
  • Pricker Bush (3642 County Route 57, Oswego) - Small Majority, 9 p.m.
  • River Rock Bar and Grill (8 Bridge St., Phoenix) – Hendry, 9 p.m.
  • Rylie J’s (38 Seneca St., Geneva) – The Funky Blu Roots, 9:30 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Carolyn Kelly Blues Band, 9 p.m.
  • Suzy’s Tavern - Johnny Bender, 6 p.m.
  • Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) – Joey Belladonna’s Big Way, 8 p.m.
  • Wayside Irish Pub (101 East Main St Elbridge) - Mark Zane and Friends, 8 p.m.
  • Yesterday’s Royal (13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) – Dan Elliott and the Monterays, 9:30 p.m.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday, Sept. 17: Festa Italiana gets underway today in Clinton Square

The annual Festa Italiana kicks off today in front of City Hall in downtown Syracuse. Along with awesome food and drink, there's some great live music planned including performances by Jimmy Cavallo (4 p.m.), La Banda Rossa (6 p.m.), Rinaldo Toglia (8 p.m.), and Atlas (9:30 p.m.). The event runs through Sunday. Admission is free.

Also today
  • 200th Anniversary of First Presbyterian with Mark Pederson and Catherine Byrne at First Presbyterian Church, Auburn at 7 p.m.
  • Utica Music and Arts Festival at various venues in Utica
  • Aurora Free Library’s 6th Annual Book Lover’s Ball with Ageless Jazz Band at Aurora Inn, Aurora at 8 p.m.
  • Christian Music Festival with One Voice and Michael B and The Sent Forth at Recreational Field, Conquest (4 p.m)
  • 64th Annual Jordan Fall Festival with The Jam Bones on Beaver Street Stage, Jordan (5 p.m.)
  • Baldwinsville Oktoberfest with Kat Tale, Crazy Firemen, The Magic Of Virgil, Ruby Shooz, Enzians, Always Dancing and Jackman Twins on three stages at River Mall/Tops Parking Lot, Baldwinsville (4 to 11 p.m.)
  • 3rd Annual Last Daze of Summer Festival with Zach Depity, Rubblebucket, Sophistafunk, Free Grass union, El Ka Bong, Kevin MacConkey & Friends, Northbound Traveling Minstrel Jug Band, Stir Up The Gravy, Burnt Orange and Positive Mental Trip at Sterling Stage Kampitheater, Sterling
  • Lee Sampou as part of the Folkus Project at May Memorial, Syracuse

At the Clubs
  • Asil's Pub, 220 Chapel Dr., Camillus) - The Steve Gilly Band, 7 p.m.
  • Back On Track Again Tavern (Route 11 Brewerton) – Cousin Jake, 9 p.m.
  • The Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Rd., East Syracuse) – Gary Dunes Band, 10 p.m.
  • Buffalo’s (2119 Downer St., Baldwinsville) – F5, 9:30 p.m.
  • Carthage Elk's Lodge (511 Fulton St., Carthage) - Fulton Chain Gang, 8 p.m.
  • Crazy Gator (W. First St., Fulton) - Smokin’ Worm, 6 p.m.
  • Drumlins Restaurant (800 Nottingham Rd.) - The Degenerators, 8 p.m.
  • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – Mike Estep Band, 9:30 p.m.
  • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) - Joe Driscoll, 11 p.m.
  • Fat Boys (743 Huntington St., Watertown) - Catastrophe Me, midnight
  • Fireside Inn (2345 W. Genesee Rd., Baldwinsville) – Tommy Barr, 6 p.m.
  • Froggy’s Tavern (3898 New Court Road, DeWitt) – Born Again Rebels, 9 p.m.
  • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – CXTec Dinosaurs, 5:30 p.m.; Brian Alexander, 8 p.m.; Crimescene, 10 p.m.
  • The Gatherings at Greek Peak (2000 State Route 392, Cortland) - Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin , 7:30 p.m.
  • Kelley’s Bar and Restaurant (5076 Velasko Rd.) – Donna Colton, 9 p.m.
  • La Vie Boheme Bistro (109 - 111 Madison Street, Oneida) – Open Mike with Woody, 7 p.m.
  • Legends Tavern (137 Cayuga St., Union Springs) - The Funky Blu Roots, 9 p.m.
  • Limp Lizards (4628 Onondaga Blvd., Geddes) – Tuff Luck, 9 p.m.
  • Lucy’s Sports Bar at Holiday Inn (6555 Old Collamer Road, off Carrier Circle) - Stroke with Isreal Hagan, 9:30 p.m.
  • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Grind, 10 p.m.
  • Meghan MacMurphy’s (7990 Oswego Rd., Liverpool) - Frank Malfa and Mike Burns, 9 p.m.
  • Mohegan Manor (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Jimmy Cox, 7 p.m.
  • Monirae’s (688 County Route 10, Pennellville) – Motley Crouton, 10 p.m.
  • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) – Open Mike with Dan, Tom and Co., 9 p.m.
  • Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego) - Elephantshoes, 6 p.m.; House On A Spring, 10 p.m.
  • O’Toole’s (113 Osborne St., Auburn) - Honky Tonk Hindooz, 9 p.m.
  • Paddock Club (1 Paddock Arcade, Watertown) - Mojo, 9 p.m.
  • Papa Joe's (8506 Greig St., Sodus Point) – Smokin’, 9 p.m.
  • Pizza Man's Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Joe Donelan, 10 p.m.
  • Sheraton University Inn (801 University Ave.) – Brian McArdell and Mark Westers, 5 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – The Noisy Boys, 5 p.m.; Brownskin, 9:30 p.m.
  • Spencer's Ali (126 West 2nd St., Oswego) - Anjela Lynn and Michael Houston, 9:30 p.m.
  • Suzy’s Tavern - Chopping Block, 6 p.m.
  • Tramontane Café (1105 Lincoln Ave., Utica) - 2 Hour Delay, 7:30 p.m.
  • Turning Stone Casino, Leopard Lounge (5218 Patrick Road Verona) – Jerry Cali, 8p.m.
  • Ukranian National Club (125 Washington St., Auburn) - Prison City Party Rockers, 7 p.m.
  • Vernon Downs (4229 Stuhlman Rd., Vernon) – Letizia and The Z Band, 9 p.m.
  • Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) – Del Sexton, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wise Guys (201 S. Salina St.) – E.S.P., 5 p.m.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday, Sept. 16: Utica Music and Arts Fest kicks off today

The Utica Music and Arts Fest gets underway tonight with a kickoff party at the F.X. Matt Brewery Tour Center Courtyard. Jimkata and The Buddhahood will both be performing. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. and admission free with UMAF bracelet, or $5 without.

In addition to the event at F.X. Matt, there is a kickoff party at Nail Creek Pub and Brewery, also in Utica, featuring The Rusty Doves, Strung Sideways, Aaron ShamleyKiernen McMullen, J. Schmitt starting at 8 p.m.

The festival takes place in various venues around the city of Utica and runs through Saturday. One-day passes are $25 and include free admission to all participating venues and free transportation for the day/night or purchase. Saturday day pass will include free admission to participating venues and your admission to sample Utica Greens at the Utica Greens Fest from 12 to 6 p.m. on Varick St. Single event admission is also available at the various venues. Click here for a complete schedule of events.

Also tonight

  • Keyna Hora Klezmer Band at Boyle Senior Center, Auburn (6 p.m.)
  • 3rd Annual Last Daze of Summer Festival with Blue Sky Mission Club and Tim Herron Corporation (8 p.m.) at Sterling Stage Kampitheater, Sterling
  • Dam Dog at Farmer’s Market, Oswego (5 p.m.)
  • The Heavy Pets, Lee Terrace and Same Blood Folk Band at Westcott Theater, Syracuse
  • Loretto Foundation Benefit Concert with Tony Bennett at Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, Syracuse
  • Andy Pitz and Chris Coccia at Wise Guys Comedy Club and Bistro, Syracuse

At the clubs
  • Applebee’s Restaurant (3189 Erie Blvd. E) – Karaoke, 9 p.m.
  • Bluewater Grill (11 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Tumbleweed Jones Band with guest, 9 p.m.
  • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) – Just Joe, 10:30 p.m.
  • Fusion (3705 Brewerton Rd., N. Syracuse) – Karaoke 8 p.m., Back to School Party with Kill the Maestro, Descending Angel, A Couple Strangers, Matt Raymo and Jim Brown, 9 p.m.
  • Ithaca Ale House (111 M. Aurora St., Ithaca) – Michael Crissan, 10:30 p.m.
  • Kosta’s Bar and Grill (105 Grant Ave., Auburn) – Paul Case, 6:30 p.m.
  • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) - Open Mike with Ronnie Dark All Stars, 9 p.m.
  • Mohegan Manor (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – E.S.P., 6:30 p.m.
  • Oswego Farmer’s Market (First Ave., Oswego) – Damdog, 5 p.m.
  • Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge (7240 Oswego Rd., Liverpool) – Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 8 p.m.
  • Shenanigan’s (318 E. Fayette St.) – Karaoke with Chad the Entertainer, 7 p.m.
  • Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.) - Ryan Burdick, 8 p.m.
  • Spencer’s Ali (126 W. 2nd St., Oswego) – Smart Alec, 9 p.m.
  • Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) - Joe Donelan, 6 p.m.
  • Uno’s Chicago Grill (Route 31, Clay) – Mark Ballard, 9 p.m.
  • Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) – Funky Blu Roots, 8 p.m.
  • Waterfront Tavern Deck (Route 11, Brewerton) – George Leija, 5 p.m.
  • Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd.) – Tommy Barr, 6:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fritz's Polka Band to be inducted into SAMMY's Hall of Fame

Fritz's Polka Band to be honored by the SAMMYS Oct. 6  (Photo: David Lassman/The Post-Standard)
Fritz's Polka Band will be inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYs) Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place October 7th at 7 p.m. at Upstairs at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 West Willow St.)in Syracuse. Tickets to the induction dinner are $20.

“When I received the note from Liz Nowak (President of the Syracuse Area Music Awards Executive Board) indicating we were to be inducted, I was excited as well as surprised,” said Fritz Scherz, bandleader of FPB in a press release.

"To be inducted into the SAMMY's Hall of Fame is such an incredible honor! The guys in Fritz’s Polka Band are looking forward to taking part in the induction ceremony on the 7th of October. Although I’ll have full comments that evening, I do want to thank the SAMMY's Executive Board, our great fans, DJs, music critics, the media, and of course, our great sponsor, Jagermeister. Also, we want to thank all former members of Fritz’s Polka Band, especially my Dad (Fred Scherz Sr.) who passed away last year in November and was responsible for getting FPB started."

Scherz went on to thank the musicians who have sat in with the band over the years, including.

The 2010 Syracuse New Times Syracuse Area Music Awards Show will be held during MIC:Meet Interact Connect October 8 at the Oncenter (800 S. State St.). Tickets are $10 and available on the official SAMMY's Web site.

Congrats to Fritz, Gabe, Tom, Frank, and Mike for this well-deserved honor!

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Wednesday, Sept. 15: Matt and Kim at the Westcott

GrandBrooklyn-based duo Matt and Kim perform at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.). The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 at the door.

Also tonight

  • Big Kahuna’s Raw Bar 17 Columbus St., Auburn) - Double Barrel Blues Band, 7 p.m.
  • Dewittshire Tavern (3010 Erie Blvd. E.) - Open Mike with Bob Holz and Gravy Dangerfield, 9 p.m.
  • Froggy’s Tavern (3898 New Court Ave.) – Open Mike with Frank Rhodes, 7 p.m.
  • Laci’s Burger Joint (2700 James St.) – Mark Zane and Steve Pederson, 5 p.m.
  • Morgan’s of Syracuse (329 Fay Rd.) – Paul Taylor, 6 p.m.
  • Quaker Steak and Lube (3535 Walter St., Syracuse) – About Time, 5 p.m.
  • Sheraton University Inn (801 University Ave.) – Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 5 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Open Mike with Colin Aberdeen, 9 p.m.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday, Sept. 14: Live music at area clubs

Summer's definitely over and live music moves indoors to area bars and clubs. Here's what's going on in and around the 'Cuse tonight.

  • Michael Crissan at PJ’s Pub and Grill (Walton Street, Armory Square) at 8 p.m.
  • Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin at Lucy’s Sport Bar (Holiday Inn, 6555 Old Collamer Road, East Syracuse) at 7:30 p.m.
  • Paul Taylor at Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) at 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday Night Sessions Open Jam at Auburn Public Theater, Auburn at 7:30 p.m.
  • John Fogerty at Auditorium Theater, Rochester

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, Sept. 13: Jason Mraz in Utica tonight

Jason Mraz performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Stanley Theatre
Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Stanley Theatre (259 Genesee St., Utica). Robert Francis opens for Mraz. Tickets are $51.50.

Mraz released his first album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, in 2002 to little notice. His second album, Mr. A-Z peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 200.  In 2008, Mraz released his third album, We Sing. We Dance, which featured his first top ten single, "I'm Yours." The song held on the Hot 100 for 76 weeks, which beat LeAnn Rimes "How Do I Live," which charted for 69 week.

Also tonight
  • Ryan Burdick is at the Copper Top Tavern (905 N. Main St., North Syracuse)at 6 p.m.
  • George Leija and The Monday Night Band at Phoenix American Legion (9 Oswego River Road, Phoenix), 6 p.m.
  • Frank Malfa and Mike Burns at Higie’s Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 1:30 p.m.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ftitz's Polka Band nominated for award

Fritz's Polka Band has been nominated for an Upper State Independent Award in the International category. The award show will take place November 6 at a venue that will be announced shortly. The Upper State Independent Awards acknowledge independent musicians from all genres and backgrounds.

“We were excited to win an Upper State Independent Award the last two years in the International Category, and are thrilled to get nominated again this year," said Fritz Scherz in a press release. "Last year’s win was extra special, as it occurred one week before my Dad (Fred Scherz Sr.) passed away. I remember seeing how happy he was when Mike (FPB drummer) and I got back to his house after the award show and told him. We're very appreciative of being nominated, and want to thank our great fans, djs, music critics, the media for supporting us over the years, and of course, our great sponsor, Jagermeister. Thank you very much!"

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Sunday, Sept. 12: Chenango Arts Festival wraps today

Aztec Two-Step performs Sunday at the Chenango Arts Festival in Norwich
The Chenango Arts Festival in downtown Norwich wraps up today with music by Aztec Two-Step, Professor Louie and the Crowmatix, and The Horse Flies. Music starts at 10 a.m. and admission is free.

Also today
  • Folksinger Greg Brown at the Earlville Opera House (18 E. Main St., Earlville) at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $27.
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra at Bailey Hall, Cornell University campus, Ithaca at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35.
  • Fritz's Polka Band  at Oktoberfest at Franklin Hotel, Rome (1 p.m.)
  • 25th Annual TomatoFest with Jam Bones, Infra-Red Radiation Orchestra, Diana Jacobs & Groove Theory, C.R.O.N. and Jen & Brad Beardsley at Emerson Park, Auburn (noon to 6 p.m.)
  • Seafood Music Festival with Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook, Joe Whiting Band, Grupo Pagan and Brian Murphy Quartet at The Sherwood Inn West Lawn, Skaneateles (noon to 7 p.m.)
  • 33rd Annual Golden Harvest Festival with Westcott Jugsuckers, Michael Crissan, Dan Duggan and more at Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 3rd Annual Percussion Day with Moyubata, Samba Laranja featuring Josh Dekaney and Adamfo African Drummers at Thornden Park Amphitheater, Syracuse (2 to 4 p.m.)
  • Story Of The Year, Honor Bright and more at Lost Horizon, Syracuse
  • Spanky and Tom Anzalone at Wise Guys Comedy Club + Bistro, Syracuse
  • Double Barrel Blues Band at Iron Block Harley-Davidson, Adams Center (1 p.m.)
  • Bound For Glory Live featuring Susan Trump at Cornell University’s Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca (7 p.m.)
  • Old-Time Music Jam at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius) at 1 p.m. $2 donation suggested.
  • Association of North Country Fiddlers at North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum (1121 Comins Road, Osceola) at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

At the clubs
  • Big Kahuna’s (17 Columbus St., Auburn) - The Fabulous Ripcords, 5 p.m.
  • Castaways (916 Route 37, Brewerton) - Country Castaways with George Leija, 2 p.m.; Southern Comfort, 3:30 p.m.
  • Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.) - Cassidy-McCale, 4 p.m.
  • Gary’s (East Bridge St., Oswego) – Open Mic with Bill Oeinck, 4 p.m.
  • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) – Tommy Barr, 5 p.m
  • Old Boathouse (1397 Route 49, Constantia) - Over the Top, 4 p.m.
  • Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – The Beadle Brothers, 2 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – The Siders, 7 p.m.; Chris Terra Band, 9 p.m.
  • Waterfront Tavern (Brewerton Rd., Brewerton) – Ryan Burdick, 4 p.m.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Saturday, Sept. 11: Irish Festival continues in downtown Syracuse

The 2010 Guinness Syracuse Irish Festival continues today in Clinton Square. The event features Irish food, beer, crafts, dancers, and of course, live music. Today's lineup includes Taste of Blarney Rebel Band (12:15 p.m.), Hair of the Dog (1:30 p.m.), The Elders (3 p.m.), Seamus Kennedy (4:20 p.m.), Rising Gael (5:30 p.m.), The Causeway Giants (6:30 p.m.), The Glengarry Bhoys (8 p.m.), and The Elders (9:40 p.m. The festival runs through Saturday night. Admission is free.

September 11 

This is not music related, but please, stop for a moment this morning to remember all the victims of the horrific events that took place nine years ago today in New York, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA. Click here for a list of  9/11 observances today in CNY.

Also today
  • 25th Annual TomatoFest with Silent Fury, Gary Dunes Band, Soul Traders, C.R.O.M., Wells Hollow, Jen & Brad Beardsley, and APT House Band at Emerson Park, Auburn (noon to 6 p.m.)
  • Evening Under The Stars” with Prison City Party Rockers at Fire Department, Throop (7 p.m.)
  • Todd’s Fund Benefit with The Barrigar Brothers at Skaneateles Country Club, Skaneateles (7 p.m.)
  • 33rd Annual Golden Harvest Festival with Los Blancos, Michael Crissan, Teagan & The Tweeds, Dan Duggan, and more at Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Playing For Poverty Benefit with Magical Mystery Tour at Bull Head Point, Fulton (7:30 p.m.)
  • Soulive at The Westcott Theater, Syracuse
  • Chris Trapper at Red House Arts Center, Syracuse
  • Colorscape Arts & Music Festival with Aztec Two Step and more at Chenango Festival Grounds, Norwich
  • Josh Oxford Fundraiser with Ithaca College Bug Band, Colleen Clark, Greg Evans, Ithaca College alumni and others at Ithaca College’s Ford Hall, Ithaca (7:15 p.m.)
  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band at Minoa Field Days (213 Osborne Ave., Minoa),
    8 p.m.
  • Fulton Chain Gang at Pittsford Canalfest (Erie Canal, Pittsford), noon
  • Gary Dunes Band at Emerson Park (6914 E. Lake Road, Auburn), 12:30 p.m.
  • The Jam Bones at Cornell University (University Avenue, Ithaca), 9 p.m.

At the Clubs

  • American Legion (Route 57, Phoenix) – Southern Comfort Band, 7 p.m.
  • The Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Rd., East Syracuse) – Cousin Jake, 10 p.m.
  • Bistro L’Elephant (238 W. Jefferson St.) – E.S.P., 7 p.m.
  • Buffalo’s (2119 Downer St., Baldwinsville) – Rewired, 9 p.m.
  • CJ's Pub (8902 South Seneca St., Weedsport) - Cactus Jack, 9 p.m.
  • Calypso Cay Restaurant and Bar (11 Dockside Dr., Central Square) – Paul Taylor, 6 p.m.
  • Cedar House Bowling Lanes (813 West Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Tuff Luck, 9 p.m.
  • Charlie's Place (Route 11 Hastings) – 10:2:Midnight, 8 p.m.
  • Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar (6805 Main St., Redcreek) – Joey Belladonna’s Big Way, 9 p.m.
  • Creekside Books and Coffee (25 Fennell St., Skaneateles) - Jane Zell, 7:30 p.m.
  • Cross Lake Marina Restaurant (Jordan Rd., Cato) - Fulton Chain Gang, 9 p.m.
  • Dilaj’s (Route 34, Auburn) – Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon, 8 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Carolyn Kelly Blues Band, 10 p.m.
  • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Augustine, Born Again Rebels, 9 p.m.
  • The Killabrew Saloon (10 Clinton Rd., New Hartford) - Just Joe, 9 p.m.
  • Lake Effect (7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) – Dark Hollow, 6 p.m.
  • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Gridley Paige 10 p.m.
  • Mohegan Manor (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Steve Odum Trio with Karl Sterling and Tom Eldridge, 8 p.m.
  • Monirae’s (688 County Route 10, Pennellville) – 50/50, 10 p.m.
  • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) – Bob Perry’s Rockin’ Country Blues Band , 2 p.m.; Fully Loaded, 8 p.m.
  • Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego) - Mojo, 10 p.m.
  • Patz on the River (6 E. First St., Oswego) - Bill Oeinck, 6 p.m.
  • Pfohl’s Beachhouse (310 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – Cato and Lavancher, 7 p.m.
  • Pizza Man's Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Donna Colton, 9 p.m.
  • Raging River BBQ (7B Birdie Square, Oswego) - Damdog, 6 p.m.
  • Rydolph's Restaurant and Lounge (13430 Route 11, Henderson) - Morris and The Hepcats, 9 p.m.
  • Scriba Town Inn (5338 state Route 104 E., Scriba) - Decree, 10 p.m.
  • Shenanigan’s Bar and Grill (318 E. Fayette St.) – Catastrophe Me, 10 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Chris Terra Band, 9 p.m.
  • Suzy’s Tavern - Under The Gun, 6 p.m.
  • Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) – Los Blancos, 8 p.m.
  • Yesterday’s Royal (13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) – Soul Injection, 9:30 p.m.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday, Sept. 10: Syracuse Irish Festival kicks off today

The 2010 Guinness Syracuse Irish Festival gets underway today in Clinton Square. The event features Irish food, beer, crafts, dancers, and of course, live music. Today's lineup includes Taste of Ireland (noon), An Ceol (2 p.m.), Merry Mischief (3 p.m.), Seamus Kennedy (4 p.m.), The Flyin' Column (5:20 p.m.), Rising Gael (6:30 p.m.), The Elders (7:40 p.m.), and the Town Pants (9:30 p.m.). The festival runs through Saturday night. Admission is free.

Also today
  • Songwriter’s Night” with host Jon Peterson and Jules Poormanand Jenny O’Sullivan at Auburn Public Theatre, Auburn (9 p.m.)
  • Music In The Meadow: Burritt’s Cafe Revival Concert with Many acts at Egypt Road, Weedsport (6 p.m.)
  • CNY Comedy Festival” with Capone, Michael Blackson, Jay Real and Roy Lipowski at Crouse-Hinds Concert Theatre, Syracuse
  • Spanky and Tom Anzalone at Wise Guys Comedy Club + Bistro, Syracuse
  • Community Drum Circle at Kellish Hill Farm Music Barn, Manlius (7 p.m.)
  • Dana Kipp at Onativia Methodist Church, LaFayette (7 p.m.)
  • The Marshall Tucker Band at State Theatre, Ithaca
  • The Bomb at Mohawk Valley Community College (1101 Sherman Drive, Utica), 8 p.m.
  • Ryan Burdick at Pulaski Farmer’s Market (Main Street, Pulaski), 5 p.m.

At the Clubs

  • Back On Track Again Tavern (Route 11 Brewerton) – Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band , 9:30 p.m.
  • Buffalo’s (2119 Downer St., Baldwinsville) – The Horn Dogs, 9:30 p.m.
  • Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.) – House on a Spring, 10 p.m.
  • Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.) – Michael Crissan, 10 p.m.
  • Dewey’s Third Ward Tavern (39 Bridge St., Seneca Falls) - Paul Taylor, 9:30 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Pete McMahon and the Delinquents, 10 p.m.
  • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – Back Flash, 10 p.m.
  • Fireside Inn (2345 W. Genesee Rd., Baldwinsville) – Tommy Barr, 6 p.m.
  • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Gary Haydu, 8 p.m.
  • Half Penny Pub (321 W. Fayette St.) – Born Again Rebels, 9 p.m.
  • Kelley’s Bar and Restaurant (5076 Velasko Rd.) – Brian McArdell and Mark Westers, 9 p.m.
  • LWB'S Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus) - Menagecoustic, 8:30 p.m.
  • Lake Effect (7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) – Just Joe, 6 p.m.
  • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Candid, 10 p.m.
  • Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool) - Bobby Green and a Cut Above, 7 p.m.
  • Millstone Restaurant (354 Route 5 W., Elbridge) – Over the Top, 8 p.m.
  • Monirae’s (688 County Route 10, Pennellville) – Grind, 10 p.m.
  • Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego) - Elephantshoes, 6 p.m.; The Barndogs, 10 p.m.
  • Panini’s in the Park (7900 Green Lakes Rd., Fayetteville) - Dennen, 5 p.m.
  • Sheraton University Inn (801 University Ave.) – Miss E., 5 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Brownskin, 9 p.m.
  • Spencer's Ali (126 West 2nd St., Oswego) - Anjela Lynn and Michael Houston, 9:30 p.m.
  • Suzy’s Tavern - Mark Doyle and the Maniacs, 6 p.m.
  • Tommy’s Place (145 Railroad Ave., Newark) – Damdog, 9:30 p.m.
  • Upstairs at The Dino (246 W. Willow St.) - Atlas, 9:30 p.m.
  • Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) – Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wise Guys (201 S. Salina St.) – E.S.P., 5 p.m.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday, Sept. 9: Ross the Boss in Syracuse tonight

Ross the Boss at Bloodstock Open Air 2010 (Photo: Daniel Gray)
Former Manowar guitarist, Ross the Boss, headlines the Headbangers Bash tonight at the Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse). Seventh Calling, Titanium Black, and Trial By Fire are also scheduled to perform. Music starts at 9 p.m.

Also tonight
  • Greg Hoover hosts Open Mic at Kellish Farm Music Barn (3192 Pompey Center Rd., Manlius) - 7 p.m.
  • Jimkata (CD Release Party) and Black Castle at The Haunt (702 Willow Avenue, Ithaca)

  • The Jam Bones at Syracuse Regional Market (2100 Park St.) at 4 p.m.
At the clubs
  • Bluewater Grill (11 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Tumbleweed Jones Band with guest, 9 p.m.
  • Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.) – Salt City Ramblers, 10 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – The Nighthawks
  • Dominick’s Sports Tavern (234 E. Albany St., Oswego) – Open Mike
  • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) – Just Joe, 10:30 p.m.
  • Kitty Hoyne’s (301 W. Fayette St.) – Ryan Burdick, 8 p.m.
  • Kosta’s Bar and Grill (105 Grant Ave., Auburn) – Kevin Barrigar, 6:30 p.m.
  • Mohegan Manor (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – E.S.P., 6:30 p.m.
  • Parker's Grill (129 Genesee St., Auburn) – Paul Taylor, 8 p.m.
  • Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge (7240 Oswego Rd., Liverpool) – Joey Belladonna’s Big Way, 6 p.m.
  • Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.) - Jane Zell and Da Zell Tones, 8 p.m.
  • Singer’s Karaoke Club (1345 Milton Ave.) – Raised on Radio, 10 p.m.
  • Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) - Joe Donelan, 6 p.m.
  • Waterfront Tavern Deck (Route 11, Brewerton) – George Leija, 5 p.m.
  • Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd.) – Tommy Barr, 6:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, Sept. 8: Live music at area clubs tonight

Colin Aberdeen hosts open mike at Shifty's
There's some great live music at area clubs to help you hurdle the hump! Here's what's going on.
  • Big Kahuna’s Raw Bar 17 Columbus St., Auburn) - Tiger, 6 p.m.
  • Dewittshire Tavern (3010 Erie Blvd. E.) - Open Mike with Bob Holz and Gravy Dangerfield, 9 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Count Blastula, 9 p.m.
  • Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Rd., Brewerton) – Just Joe, 7 p.m.
  • Laci’s Burger Joint (2700 James St.) – Damdog, 5 p.m.
  • Morgan’s of Syracuse (329 Fay Rd.) – Jerry Cali and Paul Taylor, 6 p.m.
  • Opus (218 Walton St.) – Robyn Stockdale and Tim Robinson, 8 p.m.
  • Quaker Steak and Lube (3535 Walter St., Syracuse) – Kat Tale, 5 p.m.
  • Red Roosters Pub (4618 Jordan Rd., Skaneateles) – Johnny Rage, 9 p.m.
  • Sheraton University Inn (801 University Ave.) – Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 5 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Open Mike with Colin Aberdeen, 9 p.m.
  • Woody’s Jerkwater Pub (2811 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) – Dave Hawthorn, 6 p.m.

Also tonight

Snatum Kaur is at the Auburn Public Theater (8 Exchange St., Auburn). Kaur performs the Sikh devotional music and tours around the world as a peace activist. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $35 at the door.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday, Sept. 7: Live music in and around the 'Cuse

Snatum Kaur is at Auburn Public Theatre for two shows
The fair is over and summertime concert series have wrapped up. It's been fun keeping up with all the great entertainment, but live music in and around the 'Cuse never stops and we'll keep on keeping on!

Here's what's going on today.

  • Snatum Kaur is at the Auburn Public Theater (8 Exchange St., Auburn) tonight and Wednesday. Kaur performs the Sikh devotional music and tours around the world as a peace activist. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $35 at the door.
  • Cato and Lavancher are at Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) - 6:30 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at PJ’s Pub & Grill (Walton Street, Armory Square) - 8 p.m.
  • Fab Five Paul at Uno’s Chicago Grill (Route 31, Clay) - 7:30 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Hotch’s (8081 Brewerton Road, Cicero) - 6 p.m.
  • John McConnell at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.)
  • Open Mike with Joe Henson at Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) - 7:30 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Sweet Lou at Lock 24 (33 Water St., Baldwinsville) - 8:30 p.m.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday, Sept. 6: State Fair wraps today

Mark Broussard performs at 8 p.m. at Chevy Court
It's Labor Day, and the last official day of summer. It's also the last day of the New York State Fair, which wraps up its musical lineup with an 8 p.m. performance by Marc Broussard at Chevy Court. Jackyl performs at the court at 2 p.m. Admission to the fair is $10 and the shows are included.

More live music at the fair
  • 11 a.m. – Martin Luther King Dancers (Colonnade Stage), Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building)
  • 12 p.m. – Syracuse Area Belly Dancers (New Times Theatre), Erie Canal Cloggers (Grange Building), One Black Voice (Pan-African Village), McCarthy Family Sing-a-Long (Agricultural Museum)
  • 1 p.m. - Martin Luther King Dancers (Colonnade Stage), Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building), Syracuse Area Belly Dancers (New Times Theatre), Ron Gordon (Pan-African Village)
  • 2 p.m. – Jackyl (Chevy Court), Erie Canal Cloggers (Grange Building),
  • 3 p.m. – Fritz Orzelek (New Times Theatre), Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building), Harambe Dance Company (Pan-African Village)
  • 4 p.m. – Merry Mischief (Colonnade stage), Razzmatazz II (New Times Theatre), Traditional Native American Dance (Iroquois Village)
  • 5 p.m. – Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building), Harvyn Tarkmeel (New Times Theatre)
  • 6 p.m. – Harvyn Tarkmeel (New Times Theatre), Erie Canal Cloggers (Grange Building), Jim Chvatal (New Times Theatre)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Blues in Mind (Colonnade Stage)
  • 7 p.m. – Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building), Traditional Native American Dance (Iroquois Village)
  • 7:15 p.m. – Brown Skins (Pan-African Village)
  • 8 p.m. – Mark Broussard (Chevy Court), Erie Canal Cloggers (Grange Building)
Also today
  • Blues in the Bay (Alexandria Bay) - All Star Jam hosted by Double Barrel Blues (1 p.m.) 
  • Blues Beach Party with Phil Petroff & Natural Fact at Pfohl’s Beachouse, (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) - 2 p.m.
  • Polka Party with Piatkowski Brothers Polka Band and host Bob “Silver Fox” Pietrucha at Yesterday’s Royal, Sylvan Beach (3 p.m.)
  • Dick Stacy & The Rhythm Aces Big Band at Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Sodus Point (2 p.m.)
  • Ryan Burdick at Copper Top Tavern (905 N. Main St., North Syracuse)- 6 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.)- 9 p.m.
  • George Leija and The Monday Night Band at American Legion Post 418 (9 Oswego River Road, Phoenix)- 6 p.m.
  • Los Blancos at Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) - 2 p.m.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday, Sept. 5: Katharine McPhee at the fair today

'American Idol 5' runner-up, Katharine McPhee headlines today at Chevy Court at the New York State Fair. The show starts at 2 p.m. and admission is free with paid fair admission. Keith Sweat performs the evening show at Chevy Court starting at 8 p.m.

More music at the fair
  • 11 a.m. – Czech Slovak Dance group (Colonnade Stage), Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building), Larry Sings Amore (New Times Theatre), Bells of Harmony (Colonnade stage)
  • 1 p.m. - Czech Slovak Dance group (Colonnade Stage), Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building), Andrew Wos (New Times Theatre), Janet Beaman and Te Naj (Pan-African Village)
  • 3 p.m. – Hillbilly Kickers (Grange Building), Andrew Wos (New Times Theatre), Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building)
  • 4 p.m. – The Tweedlers (Colonnade stage), Traditional Native American Dance (Iroquois Village)
  • 5 p.m. – Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building), Hillbilly Kickers (Grange Building), Jim Chvatal (New Times Theatre), Radio Jarocho (Pan-African Village)
  • 6 p.m. – Upstate Blend (Grange Building), Jim Chvatal (New Times Theatre)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Bells of Harmony (Colonnade Stage)
  • 7 p.m. – Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building), Traditional Native American Dance (Iroquois Village)
  • 8 p.m. – Katharine McPhee (Chevy Court), Stevie Wolf and the Blues Express (Pan-African Village), Upstate Blend (Grange Building)

Also today
  • Skaneateles Festival: CPE BACH Sinfonia No. 3 in C Major, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, Schubert Symphony in B-flat Major, D. 485 with Hilary Hahn, violin, Daniel Hege, conductor, and the Festival Chamber Orchestra at Skaneateles High School, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dancing with The Stars  at Turning Stone Casino Resort Showroom, Verona
  • Bound For Glory Live featuring John Cadley & The Lost Boys  at Cornell University’s Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca  (7 p.m.)
  • Blues in the Bay in Alexandria Bay featuring Double Barrel Blues (1 p.m.), String of Pearls (3:30 p.m.) and the The Trevor Finlay Band (6 p.m.) 
  • Syracuse Freaks and Geeks Show with Professional Victims, Grisly Fiction, Beauty Scene Outlaws and The Legendary Jones Gang at Half Penny Pub, Syracuse
  • Bound For Glory Live featuring John Cadley and The Lost Boys  at Cornell University’s Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca (7 p.m.)

At the clubs

  • Big Kahuna’s (17 Columbus St., Auburn) - Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy, 5:30 p.m.
  • Castaways (916 Route 37, Brewerton) - Country Castaways with George Leija, 2 p.m.
  • Cross Lake Marina Restaurant (Jordan Road, Cato) - Jerry Cali, 2 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) - Miss E and Paul E, 3 p.m.
  • Gary’s (East Bridge St., Oswego) - Open Mike with Bill Oeinck, 9 p.m.
  • Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – Mark Macri, 2 p.m.
  • Lake Effect (7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) - Westers and McCardle, 6 p.m.
  • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) - Better Than Bowling, 5 p.m.
  • Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – Saddletramp, 3 p.m.
  • Pooch’s Bar and Grill (1627 Milton Ave., Solvay) – Menagecoustic, 9:30 p.m.
  • Red Rooster Pub (4018 Jordan Rd., Skaneateles Falls) – Donna Colton and One troublemaker, 4 p.m.
  • The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) - Tommy Barr, 6 p.m.
  • The Sherwood Inn (26 Genesee St., Skaneateles) – The Barrigar Brothers, 4 p.m.
  • Swifty’s (45 Perrine St., Auburn) – Phil Petroff & Natural Fact, 6 p.m.
  • Waterfront Tavern (Brewerton Rd., Brewerton) – Ryan Burdick, 4 p.m.
  • Yesterday’s Royal (15 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) - Eastside 66, 9 p.m.
  • Zems (Hickory and Main Streets, Canastota) - Brass Exchange, 7 p.m.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday, Sept. 4: Rascal Flatts at the fair today

Country music superstars, Rascal Flatts, headline tonight at the Mohegan Sun Grandstand at the New York State Fair. Kellie Pickler and Chris Young open the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 and $65.

More music at the fair
  • 11 a.m. – Oktoberfest, German music and dance (Colonnade Stage), Fritz Henry (Dairy Products Building), Harvyn Tarkmeel (New Times Theatre), Traditional Native American Dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 12 p.m. – Denim and Lace line dancers (Grange Building), One Black Voice (Pan-African Village)
  • 1 p.m. - Oktoberfest, German music and dance (Colonnade Stage), Fritz Henry (Dairy Products Building) Peggy Lynn (Agricultural Museum)
  • 2 p.m. – Mitchell Musso (Chevy Court), Pink Ladies belly dance (New Times Theatre)
  • 3 p.m. – Denim and Lace line dancers (Grange Building), Fritz Henry (Dairy Building), Fritz Orzelek (New Times Theatre), Dan Duggan (Agricultural Museum)
  • 3:30 p.m. – One Black Voice (Pan-African Village)
  • 4 p.m. – Salt City Brass (Colonnade stage), Roadhouse Razzmatazz III (New Times Theatre), Traditional Native American Dance (Iroquois Village)
  • 5 p.m. – Fritz Henry (Dairy Products Building)
  • 5:30 pm.. – Salt City Brass (Colonnade stage)
  • 6:30 p.m. – The Billionaires (West End Bar and Grille)
  • 7 p.m. – Salt City Brass (Colonnade Stage), Fritz Henry (Dairy Products Building), Traditional Native American Dance (Iroquois Village)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Rascal Flatts (Mohegan Sun Grandstand)
  • 8 p.m. – Robert Randolph and the Family Band (Chevy Court), Marcia Hagan and Fluid Drive (Pan-African Village)
Also today
  • Skaneateles Festival: Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, Op. 24 “Spring,” George Antheil Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Tartini/Kreisler “Variations on a Theme by Corelli,” Franck Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor with Hilary Hahn, violin; Valentina Lisitsa, piano; Robert deMaine, cello at Skaneateles High School, 8 p.m.
  • 6th Annual R.I.S.E. & Ride for Breast Cancer at Harley’s Pub, Auburn (2 p.m.)
  • Burgers, Blues & Baseball with music by Pete McMahon & The Super Delinquents and Celebrity Burger Judges Ted & Amy from 93Q (3 to 6 p.m.) and Fan Appreciation & Fireworks Night with Auburn Doubledays vs. Batavia Muddogs (7 p.m.) at Falcon Park, Auburn.
  • Prison City Party Rockers at Field Days, Skaneateles (7 p.m.)
  • Syracuse Freaks & Geeks with Pagan Lovechild, Undergang, Fisscoes and Sound Of My Own Voice at Half Penny Pub, Syracuse
  • Blues in the Bay in Alexandria Bay featuring Taz Crus Blues (1 p.m.), Bernie Clark (3:30 p.m.) and the Ronnie Spencer Band (6 p.m.)

At the Clubs

  • The Boat House (1397 St. RD 49, Constantia) - Headin’ South, 8 p.m.
  • Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay) – Frank Malfa and Mike Burns, 9 p.m.
  • CJ's Pub (8902 South Seneca St., Weedsport) - Phil Petroff and Natural Fact, 9 p.m.
  • Calypso Cay Restaurant and Bar (11 Dockside Dr., Central Square) – Jerry Cali, 6 p.m.
  • Candlelight Bar and Restaurant (380 S. Railroad St., Parish) - Dave Hawthorn, 10 p.m.
  • Cavallo’s (Genesee St., New Hartford) - Ron Spencer Band, 10 p.m.
  • Cedar House (813 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) – Johnny Rage, 9 p.m.
  • Cedar House Bowling Lanes (813 West Genesee St., Skaneateles) – Johnny Rage, 9 p.m.
  • Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.) – Hendry, 10 p.m.
  • Corrado’s Restaurant (9439 Riverforest Road, Weedsport) - Dr. Killdean, 9 p.m.
  • Creekside Books and Coffee (25 Fennell St., Skaneateles) - Dave Eno, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dilaj’s (Route 34, Auburn) – Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon, 8 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – The FabCats, 10 p.m.
  • Dominick’s Sports Tavern (234 E. Albany St., Oswego) – 10:2:Midnight, 9:30 p.m.
  • East Coast Resorts (Parish Lane, Parish) – The Jam Bones, 6 p.m.
  • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – About Time Band with Sheela Tucker, 10 p.m.
  • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Catastrophe Me, The Black Lockets, Stuck on Stupid, West Gate, 10 p.m.
  • Gathering Lounge (Route 57, Liverpool) – Smoke And Mirrors, 9 p.m.
  • Georgetown Inn (Route 80, Georgetown) - Over the Top, 9 p.m.
  • The Haunt (702 Willow Ave., Ithaca) - The Smoking Loons, 5 p.m.; Donna Colton, 7 p.m.
  • Ithaca Ale House (111 N. Aurora St., Ithaca) - The Smoking Loons, 10 p.m.
  • Lake Effect (7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) – Michael Crissan, 6 p.m.
  • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Dirty Little Secret, 10 p.m.
  • Millstone Restaurant (354 Route 5 W., Elbridge) – The Barrigar Brothers, 8 p.m.
  • Nothin' Fancy (10 Ruth St., Vernon) – JD and Rollin’ South, 9 p.m.
  • Pfohl’s Beachhouse (310 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – Spanky’s Dilemma, 2 p.m.
  • The Retreat (308 Vine St., Liverpool) - Mark Macri, 7 p.m.
  • Sherwood Inn (26 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Tommy Connors and Jeffrey Connor, 7 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – John Puma and Booty Inc., 9 p.m.
  • Sunset Grill (1319 Main St., Sylvan Beach) – Rewired, 9 p.m.
  • Top of the Bay (2 James St., Alexandria Bay) - The Bad Husbands Club, 6 p.m..
  • Vernon Downs (4229 Stuhlman Rd., Vernon) – Soul Mine, 9 p.m.
  • Yesterday’s Royal (13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) – Soul Injection, 9:30 p.m.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday, Sept. 3: Tim McGraw at the fair and much more today

Tim McGraw returns to Syracuse with a performance at the Mohegan Sun Grandstand at the New York State Fair. Montgomery Gentry opens the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 and $75 and include fair admission.

More live music at the fair
  • 11 a.m. – Aviella Winder (Colonnade Stage), Double Chase (Dairy Products Building), Community Center Talent Showcase (Pan-African Village), Traditional Native American Dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 1 p.m. - Aviella Winder (Colonnade Stage), Double Chase (Dairy Products Building), PPD Dance Concert (Pan-African Village), Native American Band (Iroquois Village)
  • 2 p.m. – Justin Moore (Chevy Court), Diamond Sunday (Grange Building),
  • 3 p.m. – Bill Delaney (Grange Building), Double Chase (Dairy Building), Emergent bands (Pan-African Village), War Dance competition (Iroquois Village)
  • 4 p.m. – Syracuse Kung Fu Lion Dance (Colonnade stage), Just Got 2 Dance (New Times Theatre), Traditional Native American Dance (Iroquois Village)
  • 5 p.m. – Bill Delaney (Grange Building), Double Chase (Dairy Products Building)
  • 5:30 pm.. – Syracuse Kung Fu Lion Dance (Colonnade stage)
  • 6 pm. – Diamond Sunday (Grange Building)
  • 6:30 p.m. – The Billionaires (West End Bar and Grille)
  • 7 p.m. – Kristina Jewell with Parental Control (Colonnade Stage), Double Chase (Dairy Products Building), Traditional Native American Dance (Iroquois Village)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Tim McGraw (Mohegan Sun Grandstand)
  • 8 p.m. – Coheed and Cambria (Chevy Court), Diamond Sunday (Grange Building), As Is (Pan-African Village), Native American Band (Iroquois Village)

Also today

  • Skaneateles Festival: Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, Op. 24 “Spring,” George Antheil Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Tartini/Kreisler “Variations on a Theme by Corelli,” Franck Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor with Hilary Hahn, violin; Valentina Lisitsa, piano; Robert deMaine, cello at Skaneateles High School, 8 p.m.
  • End Of Summer Party with Kim Fetters & Andy Rudy at The Cascade Grill On Owasco Lake, Moravia (7 p.m.)
  • Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon (Bridgeport Field Days, Bridgeport) - 7 p.m.  
At the Clubs
  • American Legion (Route 57, Phoenix) – Jack and Dale, 7 p.m.
  • Asil's Pub, 220 Chapel Dr., Camillus) - Los Blancos, 9 p.m.
  • Brae Loch Inn (2 Albany St., Cazenovia) - Quickchange, 7 p.m.
  • Calypso Cay Restaurant and Bar (11 Dockside Dr., Central Square) – Paul Taylor, 6 p.m.
  • The Cascades Grill (2846 Firelane One, Moravia) – Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy, 7 p.m.
  • Dewittshire Tavern (3010 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt) - Down n’ Dirty, 9:30 p.m.
  • Dolce Vita World Bistro (907 East Genesee St.) – Brownskin, 10 p.m.
  • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – Trial by Fire, 10 p.m.
  • Fireside Inn (2345 W. Genesee Rd., Baldwinsville) – Tommy Barr, 6 p.m.
  • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Dry Lung Whiskey Binge, Descending Angel, Crows Cage, 10 p.m.
  • Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) - Michael Crissan, 7 p.m.
  • Hotch’s Sports Bar ( 8081 Brewerton Rd., Cicero) - Dave Hawthorn, 10 p.m.
  • Laci's Burger Joint (2700 James St.) - Mark Zane and Steve Pederson, 5 p.m.
  • Lake Como Inn (1297 E.Lake Rd., Cortland) - Raised On Radio, 9 p.m.
  • Lake Effect (7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) – Mike and Chuck of Dark Hollow, 6 p.m.
  • Limp Lizards (4628 Onondaga Blvd., Geddes) – Sugardaddys, 9 p.m.
  • Little Sodus Inn (14451 Bell Ave., Fairhaven) - Damdog, 8 p.m.
  • Millstone Restaurant (354 Route 5 W., Elbridge) – Over the Top, 8 p.m.
  • Mohegan Manor (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Jimmy Cox, 7 p.m.
  • Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego) - Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 6 p.m.
  • Pfohl’s Beachhouse (310 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – The Wannabees, 2 p.m.; Cato and Lavancher, 7 p.m.
  • Pop-a-Top (105 W. Elm St., Oneida) - Jerry Cali, 5 p.m.
  • Pricker Bush (3642 County Route 57, Oswego) - Joey Belladonna’s Big Way, 9 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Stroke, 9 p.m.
  • Slicker’s (Main St., Old Forge) - Mark Macri, 9 p.m.
  • Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) – Tuff Luck, 7 p.m.
  • Yesterday’s Royal (13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) – Soul Injection, 9:30 p.m.

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