Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday, Dec. 31: Earth, Wind, and Fire at Turning Stone and much more

Rock in 2013 with Earth, Wind and Fire at the Event Center at Turning Stone (Thruway Exit 33, Verona). The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $69, $74, and $79.

Also tonight

  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band with Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon Band at the Showroom atTurning Stone Resort and Casino (Thruway Exit 33, Verona), 8 p.m. - $10. 
  • 40 BeLow-Out with Joe Driscoll at the Landmark Theatre (362 S. Salina St.), 9 p.m. - $100 includes open bar, live ball drop, silent auction and more.
  • 3’s a Crowd Band at Krabby Kirk’s Saloon (55 Genesee St., Camillus), 7:30 p.m.
  • Black Water at Buffalo’s (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 9 p.m.
  • Brass Exchange Horn Band at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 9 p.m.
  • Cousin Jake at Sandy Pond Steak House (45 Wigwam Drive, Sandy Creek), 9 p.m. 
  • Michael Crissan at Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd), 9 p.m.
  • Dan Elliott and the Monterays at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 8:30 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Happy Valley Inn (1628 Route 69, Parish), 8 p.m. 
  • Fully Loaded at Amber Inn (2424 Otisco Valley Road, Marietta), 9 p.m.
  • In Too Deep at Pooch’s Sports Bar and Grill (1627 Milton Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Joey Nigro and John Nilsen at Castaways (916 County Route 37, Brewerton), 8:30 p.m.
  • John Spillett Jazz Duo at Moro’s Table (1 E. Genesee St., Auburn), 6:30 p.m.
  • Kevin Barrigar and Ricky Jewett at Iona Corners Tavern (6735 Bennetts Corners Road), 8 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Band at Oswego Country Club (610 W. First St., Oswego), 8:30 p.m.
  • Pour Whyte Trash at Big Papa’s Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 8 p.m.
  • Prime Time Horns at Meghan MacMurphy’s (7900 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 9 p.m. 
  • Scars N’ Stripes, Under The Gun at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 9 p.m.
  • Southern Comfort Band at American Legion (5575 Legionnaire Drive, Cicero), 9 p.m. 
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys at Nothin’ Fancy Bar (10 Ruth St., Vernon), 9:30 p.m.
  • The Bomb at Mr. McGill’s (2102 Route 5, Utica), 8 p.m.
     

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday, Dec. 30: Dough Rai$er in Fayetteville today

Noah Kellman and Nick Frenay join with the Jolo Group and others for Dough Rai$er, an all-day fundraiser for the Central New York Jazz Alumni Association. The event takes place at Uno (520 Towne Center Dr., Fayetteville) and starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit cnyjazz.org.

Also today
  • Sarah Scutt, Chris Blessing and Mitch Mahaney at the Auburn Public Theater (8 Exchange St., Auburn), 4 p.m. - $10.
  • Balance and Composure with Daylight, How to Disappear Completely, Safe (ex-Long Since Forgotten) and Passenger at Lost Horizon (5863 Thompson Road), 6:30 p.m. - $12. 
  • Back Flash at Ukrainian National Club (125 Washington St., Auburn), 6 p.m.
  • Flyin’ Column at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 4 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 6 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Band at Rooters Tavern (4141 S. Salina St.), 9 p.m.
  • Los Blancos at Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.), 12:30 p.m.
  • Morris and the Hepcats at O’Toole’s (113 Osborne St., Auburn), 6 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Johnny Rage Band at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday, Dec. 29: Red Light District at the Westcott

Red Light District
Red Light District performs a special 20th anniversary reunion event tonight. at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.). Medicine Wheel opens the show, which starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Also tonight
  • Candid with The Boatmen at Lost Horizon(5863 Thompson Road), 9 p.m. -  $10 for 18 and under, $6 for21 and over.
  • Beastie Boys Tribute at Meghan MacMurphy’s (7900 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 11 p.m. - $4.
At the clubs
  • 81 South at Asil’s Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Fairmount), 9 p.m.
  • Agrestic, Just After Dark at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • Black Water at Buffalo’s (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 9 p.m.
  • Boatmen, Scarlet Ending, Candid at Lost Horizon (5863 Thompson Road), 9 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band at Vernon Downs (4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon), 8 p.m.
  • Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9:30 p.m.
  • Dovetail Joint at Cedar House (8 W. Genesee Street Road, Skaneateles), 9 p.m.
  • FabCats at Gatherings (2175 Route 392, Cortland), 8 p.m.
  • Finn, Bristol and Kearns at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9:30 p.m.
  • Gina Rose Band at CJ’s Pub and Restaurant (8902 S. Seneca St., Weedsport), 9 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at O’Malley’s On The Lake (7938 County Route 153, Interlaken), 8 p.m.
  • Hendry at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10:30 p.m. Rock.
  • JP Shaggy at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • Jimmy Wolf Band at Swifty’s (25 Perrine St., Auburn), 9 p.m.
  • Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 9:30 p.m.
  • Lost Marbles at Lake Effect (7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville), 9 p.m. Rock.
  • Pale Green Stars at Limp Lizard BBQ (Liverpool) (201 First St., Liverpool), 9 p.m.
  • Paul Fey, Mike Sidello at Pascale Wine Bar and Restaurant (104 Limestone Plaza, Fayetteville), 8:30 p.m.
  • Ron Spencer Band at Green Gate Inn (2 Main St., Camillus), 8:30 p.m.
  • Rhythm Method at Pooch’s Sports Bar and Grill (1627 Milton Ave.), 9:30 p.m.
  • Shempdells at Wander Inn (Route 23, Constantia), 9:30 p.m.
  • Southern Comfort Band at American Legion (9 Oswego River Road, Phoenix), 7 p.m.
  • Sweetlou with Tim Boehlert at Krabby Kirk’s Saloon (55 Genesee St., Camillus), 9 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and The Urban Cowboys at Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 9:30 p.m.
  • The Other Guise at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Tiger at Dox Grill at Pirates Cove (9170 Horseshoe Island Road, Clay), 9 p.m.
  • Time Served at Hill N Dale Country Club (6402 Route 80, Tully), 8 p.m.
  • Tom Bronzetti and Andrew Carroll with John Rohde at Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.), 12:30 p.m. .

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday, Dec. 28: Rat Pack Now at Turning Stone tonight

Relive the musical magic of the 1950s and the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. at Rat Pack Now tonight at the Showroom at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (Thruway Exit 33, Verona). The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, $15, $20.


Also tonight
  • Driftwood at Upstairs at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 9 p.m. - $10. 
  • 2 Hour Delay at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor Trio at Candy’s Hillside (6207 Rock Cut Road, Jamesville), 9 p.m. 
  • Tommy Connors at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant (301 W. Fayette St.), 9 p.m. 
  • Down to Funk, Ed Puma Duo at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 8 p.m. 
  • E.S.P at Wise Guys Comedy Club and Bistro (201 S. Salina St.), 5 p.m. 
  • Dan Elliott at Castaways, 916 County Route 37 (Brewerton), 7 p.m. 
  • Frenay and Lenin at Old City Hall, 159 Water St. (Oswego), 6 p.m. 
  • Dave Hawthorn at Old City Hall, 159 Water St. (Oswego), 10 p.m. 
  • Headphones at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10:30 p.m.
  • Isreal Hagan and Stroke at Meghan MacMurphy’s (7900 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 9 p.m.
  • John Lerner Band at Bombadil’s (575 Main St., Phoenix), 10 p.m.
  • Johnny Rage Band at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 10 p.m. 
  • Just Joe at Georgetown Inn (970 Route 26, Georgetown), 9 p.m. 
  • Knight Ryders at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 8 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Band at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Out-Takes at Swallow’s Restaurant (1914 South Ave), 8 p.m.
  • Red Spider at Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus), 7:30 p.m.
  • Rock Foundation at Buffalo’s (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 8 p.m.
  • Sweetlou with Tim Boehlert at Pastas Restaurant at Foxfire Golf Course (1 Village Blvd., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m. 
  • Sugardaddys at Asil’s Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Fairmount), 8 p.m. 
  • Trump Tight (315) at Metro Lounge and Supper Club (505 Westcott St.), 9:31 p.m.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 27: Zach Deputy at the Westcott tonight

Zach Deputy
South Carolina root rocker, Zach Deputy, performs at 8 p.m. at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.). Tickets are $15.

Also tonight
  • Open Mike Night at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 7 p.m.
  • Carl Anderson with opener Dusty Pas’cal at the Auburn Public Theater (8 Exchange St., Auburn), 7:30 p.m.
At the clubs
  • Virgil Cain at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10:30 p.m.
  • Cortini Brothers at Mohegan Manor, Club Sushi (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 8:30 p.m.
  • Joe Donelan at Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton), 6 p.m.
  • Easy Ramblers at Green Gate Inn (2 Main St., Camillus), 6 p.m.
  • Fab Five Paul at Café at 407 (407 Tulip St., Liverpool), 7:30 p.m.
  • Jodogs at Sherwood Inn (26 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 8 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 8 p.m.
  • Arty Lenin at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 6 p.m.
  • Miss 3 at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 10 p.m.
  • Mark Nanni and the Intention at Phoebe’s (900 E. Genesee St.), 8 p.m.
  • Dave Robertson at Eskapes Lounge (6257 Route 31, Cicero), 7 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco at Iona Corners Tavern (67 Memphis Road, Memphis), 9 p.m.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wed., Dec. 26: Live music at area clubs tonight

Just Joe at Jake's tonight
Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle with some great live music tonight. Here's what's going on:

  • Boatmen at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Woody’s Jerkwater Pub and Grub (2803 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 8 p.m.
  • Joe Henson at Red Rooster Pub (4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls), 8 p.m.
  • JT Hall Consort at Syracuse Suds Factory (320 S. Clinton St.), 6 p.m. .
  • Just Joe at Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 6 p.m.
  • Master Thieves with Mark Nanni at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 9 p.m.
  • New Day at Lake House Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9:30 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and Briana Jessie at Timber Tavern Bar and Grill (7153 State Fair Blvd.), 7 p.m. 
Karaoke

  • Karaoke with Magikmen Entertainment atTwist Ultra Lounge and Dance (252 W. Genesee St.), 11 p.m.
  • Karaoke with Mr. Automatic at Singers Karaoke Club (1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 9 p.m.
  • Karaoke with Magikmen Entertainment at Twist Ultra Lounge and Dance (252 W. Genesee St.), 11 p.m.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from Music in the 'Cuse

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday, Dec. 23: Live music at area clubs

Los Blancos at Empire Brewing today
It's Christmas Eve Eve and there's plenty of live music at area clubs.  Here's what's going on:
  • Old-Time Music Jam at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 1 p.m. (potluck supper at 5 p.m.) - $5 suggested donation.
  • Country Castaways at Castaways (916 County Route 37, Brewerton), 2 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Red Rooster Pub (4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls), 5 p.m.
  • Kitchen Party at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 4 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Band at Rooters Tavern (4141 S. Salina St.), 9 p.m.
  • Los Blancos at Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.), 12:30 p.m.
  • Noisy Boys at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 6 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Johnny Rage Band at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 7:30 p.m.
  • S&M’s at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 4 p.m.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Saturday, Dec. 22: Lots of live music in CNY tonight

Mark Doyle and the Maniacs
Assuming the world did not come to an end yesterday, here are some great live music events taking place tonight in and around the 'Cuse.
  • Mark Doyle and the Maniacs at the Redhouse Arts Center (201 S. West St.), 8 p.m. -$15. 
  • Irish Christmas in America at Cazenovia College’s Catherine Cummings Theater (16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia), 7 p.m. - $25 adults, $15 youth.
  • Soul Mine at Klub Polski’s Goodtime Banquet Hall (526 Teall Ave.), 7 p.m. - $15 door, includes sandwich buffet and coffee.
  • Dark Hollow the Easy Ramblers at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.), 8 p.m. - $12.clubs
At the clubs
  • Barndogs at Anchor Bar and Grill (720 County Route 37, Central Square), 9 p.m.
  • Denn Bunger at Krabby Kirk’s Saloon (55 Genesee St., Camillus), 9 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band at Kegs (Route 31, Jordan), 9:30 p.m.
  • Code Red at Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse), 10 p.m.
  • Dan Elliott and the Monterays at Vernon Downs (4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon), 8 p.m.
  • Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook at Dinosaur Bar- B-Que (246 W. Willow St.). R’n’B/Funk.
  • Dave Robertson at Dave’s Diner at Common Grounds (35 Albany St., Cazenovia), noon.
  • E.S.P at Wintergarden Stage, Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), noon.
  • Extremists at Captain Jack’s (8505 Greig St., Sodus Point), 9 p.m.
  • F5 at Dominick’s Sports Tavern (3435 County Route 4, Oswego), 9.30 p.m.
  • Fabulous Locknutz at Thunder Road Bar and Grill (234 E. Albany St., Oswego), 9:30 p.m.
  • Frank and Burns at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 8 p.m.
  • Gunrunners at Candy’s Hillside (6207 Rock Cut Road, Jamesville), 9 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9:30 p.m.
  • Jeff Hinman at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 5 p.m.
  • Hotplate at Timber Tavern Bar and Grill (7153 State Fair Blvd.), 9 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 9 p.m.
  • Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy at Pascale Wine Bar and Restaurant (104 Limestone Plaza, Fayetteville), 8:30 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Band at Cedar House (8 W. Genesee Street Road, Skaneateles), 9 p.m.
  • Los Blancos at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Morris and the Hepcats at McNeilly’s Pub (2802 James St.), 7 p.m.
  • New Day at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10:30 p.m.
  • Outta The Red at Cavallos (60 Genesee St., New Hartford), 9 p.m.
  • Quickchange at Iona Corners Tavern (67 Memphis Road, Memphis), 8:30 p.m.
  • Scars N’ Stripes at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • Smokin’ with Jan Fetterly at Carnegie Cafe at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 7:30 p.m.
  • Southern Comfort Band at Castaways (916 County Route 37, Brewerton), 8 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys at Knoxies Pub (7088 Route 20, Pompey), 9 p.m.
  • Time Served at Alvord House (5 E. Main St., Marcellus), 8 p.m.
  • TippHillbillies at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 8 p.m.
  • Tom Bronzetti and Andrew Carroll with Rick Montalbano and Tom Eagan at Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.), 12:30 p.m.
  • Vitamin X at Pricker Bush (3642 Route 57, Oswego), 9 p.m.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday, Dec. 21: Karla Davis at Auburn Public Theater

Karla Davis
The Voice season 2 , Karla Davis, performs tonight at the Auburn Public Theater (8 Exchange St., Auburn), Tim Burns opens the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Also tonight
  • Cyberoptics withDirektor, Kayo and Ridiculous Nights at the Lost Horizon (5863 Thompson Road), 8 p.m. - $15.
  • Project Weather Machine with Timbre Coup and Haewa at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.), 9 p.m. - $10.
  • The Action at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Alex Boatman at Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge (7240 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 6 p.m.
  • Bratz N Blondz at Big Papa’s Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 9 p.m.
  • Brian McArdell and Mark Westers at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 6 p.m.
  • Cassidy Lynn at Pompey Rod and Gun Club (2035 Swift Road, Pompey), 7:30 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band at Meghan MacMurphy’s (7900 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 9 p.m.
  • Damon Strange, Michael Crissan at Pooch’s Sports Bar and Grill (1627 Milton Ave.), 5 p.m.
  • E.S.P at Wise Guys Comedy Club and Bistro (201 S. Salina St.), 5 p.m.
  • Dan Elliott at Castaways (916 County Route 37, Brewerton), 7 p.m.
  • Extremists, Alibi, Pat Nervina at Big Kahuna’s (17 Columbus St., Auburn), 8 p.m.
  • F5 at Buffalo’s (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 8 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 6 p.m.
  • Gina Rose Band at Higie’s Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 8:30 p.m.
  • Hendry at Meghan MacMurphy’s (7900 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 10 p.m.
  • Hobo Graffiti at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • House On a Spring at Thunder Road Bar and Grill (234 E. Albany St., Oswego), 9:30 p.m.
  • Isreal Hagan and Stroke at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
  • John Lerner Band at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 10 p.m.
  • Johnny Rage Band at Asil’s Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Fairmount), 9 p.m.
  • Just Joe at JP’s Tavern (109 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m.
  • Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy at Pelican Pete’s Pub (3251 Milton Ave., Fairmount), 8:30 p.m.
  • Letizia at TS Steakhouse, Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 6 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Trio at Brae Loch Inn (5 Albany St., Cazenovia), 8 p.m.
  • Magical Mystery Tour at Gary’s Sports Bar (111 E. Bridge St., Oswego), 7 p.m.
  • Michael and Anjela Lynn with Talentedones at Metro Lounge and Supper Club (505 Westcott St.), 10 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Dan Horst and Tom Barnes at Frank’s Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus), 9 p.m.
  • Prime Time at Papa Gallo Mexican Restaurant (205 W. Genesee St.), 10 p.m.
  • Reissues at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 10 p.m.
  • Silent Fury at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10:30 p.m.
  • Smoking Loons at Limp Lizard Bar and Grill (4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 8:30 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys at Lake Como Inn (1297 East Lake Road, Cortland), 8 p.m.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 20: Kenny Rogers at Turning Stone

Kenny Rogers performs tonight at the Event Center at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (Thruway Exit 33, Verona).  He will be accompanied by the Chittenango High School Choir. Billy Dean opens the show. Tickets are $30, $50, and $60.


Also tonight
  • The Blind Spots at the Center for the Arts (72 S. Main St., Homer), 7 p.m. - Free.
  • Open Mike Night at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 7 p.m. - Donations encouraged.
  • Bill Horrace Band at Phoebe’s (900 E. Genesee St.), 8 p.m.
  • Chief Bigway at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10:30 p.m.
  • Tommy Connors at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant (301 W. Fayette St.), 8 p.m.
  • Cortini Brothers at Mohegan Manor, Club Sushi (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m.
  • Joe Donelan at Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton), 6 p.m.
  • El’ Kabong Rides Again at Limp Lizard Bar and Grill (4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 7 p.m.
  • Isreal Hagan at Café at 407 (407 Tulip St., Liverpool), 7:30 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 8 p.m.
  • Arty Lenin at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 6 p.m.
  • Native Man at Green Gate Inn (2 Main St., Camillus), 7:30 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Ronnie Dark’s Velveeta Nightmare Band at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 9:30 p.m.
  • Pale Green Stars at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St.), 9 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco at Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd.), 7:30 p.m.
  • Stephanie at Devaney’s on the Green (354 Route 5, Elbridge), 7 p.m.
  • Tiger at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 8 p.m.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FPB's Tom Campbell retiring from band

Fritz Scherz (right with Santa hat) presents a retirement gift to Tom Campbell (left with Santa hat), as Gabe Vaccaro, Frank Nelson, and Mike Faraino look on during the FPB Fan Club Holiday Party Dec. 8.
All good things must come to an end, and for fans of Jagermeister-sponsored, Fritz's Polka Band (FPB), that comes in the form of an announcement from the band's leader, Fritz Scherz that longtime guitar player and vocalist, Tom Campbell, will be retiring at the end of the year.

Tom has been with the band since 1987, appearing on 14 of the band's recordings. In addition, Tom has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame's Best Vocalist Annual Award  (1998 and 2000) and Sideman of the Year” Award (1998, 2000, and 2003).

 “I'm going to miss having Tom in my band,” Fritz said in his press release. “He had a great musical style, whether it was playing guitar, singing, and/or yodeling. Besides that, he had a fun personality and liked to break chops! To do as many gigs as we do, all those traits are a big plus! I wish nothing but the best for Tom and a very fun retirement!”

On a personal note, I'll miss Tom's sense of humor! Best wishes for a happy retirement Tom!

Here's a video of the retirement ceremony held at the annual FPB holiday party on Dec. 8.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Music in the 'Cuse: The week ahead


Looking for something to do early this week? Here are some upcoming events. Watch for daily listings starting Thursday, or check the constantly updated Concert Calendar.

Monday, Dec. 17

  • Stone River Band, Guests at Lakeview Lanes (723 W. Broadway, Fulton), 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 18
  • A Tuba Christmas at the Capitol Theatre (220 W. Dominick St., Rome), 7 p.m. - Free. 
  • Michael Crissan at Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 7 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 8:30 p.m.
  • Mike Vincitore and Charley Orlando at Higie's Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 6:30 p.m.
  • Open Mike at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 9 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Chad Bradshaw and Friends at Bistro on the Green at Drumlins (800 Nottingham Road), 7 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Joe Henson at Green Gate Inn (2 Main St., Camillus).
Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Anna Vogel and her Jazz Trio at Dolce Vita World Bistro (907 E. Genesee St.), 7 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Sheraton University Hotel (801 University Ave.), 5 p.m.
  • John Spillett Jazz Duo at Moro's Table (1 E. Genesee St., Auburn), 6 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Tm Barnes and Friends at Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Jake's Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 6 p.m.
  • Piano Rock.
  • TJ Sacco at Limp Lizard BBQ (201 First St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Country.
  • Morris and the Hepcats at O'Toole's (113 Osborne St., Auburn), 7 p.m.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Local bands including Thoughts in Reverse, Of Fortune and Fame, Ghost Ship, All That Is Sacred, All the King’s Horses and Give Us Jersey provide the entertainment at the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Spectacular at the Westcott Community Center (826 Euclid Ave.).

The party starts at 5 p.m. Admission is $8 ($5 with non-perishable food donation, $3 with clothing donation, $1 with unwrapped toy donation; free with all three donations). PLUS wear an ugly Christmas sweater to be considered for a door prize.

Also today
  • Old-Time Music Jam at 5 p.m. Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 1 p.m. (potluck supper at 5 p.m.). $5 donation suggested.
  • Schola Cantorum of Syracuse at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church (5299 Jamesville Road, DeWitt), 4 p.m. - $15 adults, $10 students and seniors.
  • Christmas with the DeSantis Orchestra featuring Keith Condon, Lisa Gentile, Ronnie Leigh, Doug Moncrief and more at the Palace Theatre (2384 James St.), 5 p.m. - $20.
  • Reverend Horton Heat at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.), 8 p.m. - $17.
  • Chief Bigway at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 6 p.m.
  • Donna Colton and Sam Troublemaker at Red Rooster Pub (4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls), 5 p.m.
  • E.S.P at Turning Stone Resort and Casino Wintergarden (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 12 p.m.
  • Tim Herron at Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.), 7 p.m.
  • Honky Tonk Hindooz at Sherwood Inn (26 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 4 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Lisa Lee Band at Rooters Tavern (4141 S. Salina St.), 9 p.m.
  • Open mike with Johnny Rage Band at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 7:30 p.m.
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  • Raised On Radio at Frank's Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus), 5 p.m.
  • Two Feet Short at Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 4 p.m.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday, Dec. 15: Benny Mardones at Turning Stone tonight and more

Benny Mardones
Benny Mardones returns to Central New York tonight for his annual Christmas bash at the Showroom at Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom (Thruway Exit 33, Verona). The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, $30, and $40.

Also tonight
  • Ted and Amy Christmas Spectacular at the Canyon Area of Destiny USA (9090 Destiny USA Drive), 10 a.m. - Free admission. 
  • Dan Elliott and the Monterays at the Castaways, 916 County Route 37, Brewerton), 6 p.m. - $19.50 includes buffet. 
  •  Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas at the Auburn Public Theater (8 Exchange St., Auburn), 7 p.m. - $10 adults, $5/children. 
  • Mickey Vendetti Goodtime Band and El Kabong Rides Again at the Goodtime Banquet Hall, top floor of Klub Polski (526 Teall Ave.), 7 p.m. - $20 at the door, includes buffet and coffee.
  • Syracuse Community Choir at the Plymouth Congregational Church (232 E. Onondaga St.), 7 p.m. - $12- $25.
  • Enter the Haggis with Mojo Gravy at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.), 8 p.m. - $17. 
At the clubs
  • 3's A Crowd Band at Dilaj's Motor Inn (Route 34, Auburn), 8 p.m.
  • Boatmen at Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Camillians at Green Gate Inn (2 Main St., Camillus), 8 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band at Denny's Mountainview (6662 Route 281, Preble), 9:30 p.m.
  • Country Castaways at American Legion (69 W. Bridge St., Oswego), 7 p.m.
  • Decree at Mac's Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • Disappointing the Family at Pastas Restaurant at Foxfire Golf Course (1 Village Blvd., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m.
  • Elephant Shoes at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 6 p.m.
  • Emerald City at Anchor Bar and Grill (720 County Route 37, Central Square), 9 p.m.
  • F5 at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 9 p.m.
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  • Flipside at Limp Lizard Bar and Grill (4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 8 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 3 p.m.
  • Fully Loaded at Knoxies Pub (7088 Route 20, Pompey), 9 p.m.
  • Gina Rose Band at Station 58 (3504 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 10 p.m.
  • Glass Half Full at Thunder Road Bar and Grill (234 E. Albany St., Oswego), 9:30 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Betty Blue (1 W. Cayuga St., Moravia), 8 p.m.
  • Hendry at Rosie's (1443 W. Genesee St.), 9:30 p.m.
  • Joe B. Henson at Quaker Steak and Lube (3417 Walters Road), 7:30 p.m.
  • Isreal Hagan and Stroke at Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Pascale Wine Bar and Restaurant (104 Limestone Plaza, Fayetteville), 8:30 p.m.
  • Kat Tale at Buffalo's (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 9 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Trio at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 9:30 p.m.
  • Jeff Meloling at Krabby Kirk's Saloon (55 Genesee St., Camillus), 9 p.m.
  • Modern Mudd at Candy's Hillside (6207 Rock Cut Road, Jamesville), 9 p.m.
  • Jamie Notarthomas at Big Papa's Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 7:30 p.m.
  • Raised On Radio at Brackel Bar and Grill (107 Kinny Road, McDonough), 6 p.m.
  • Ripcords at Limp Lizard BBQ (201 First St., Liverpool), 10 p.m.
  • Dave Robertson at Dave's Diner at Common Grounds (35 Albany St., Cazenovia), 12 p.m.
  • Rock Foundation at Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • Silent Fury at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9:30 p.m.
  • Classic Rock.
  • Smart Alec at Woody's Jerkwater Pub and Grub (2803 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 2 p.m.
  • Southern Comfort Band at American Legion (9 Oswego River Road, Phoenix), 7 p.m.
  • Stroke at Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys at Alvord House (5 E. Main St., Marcellus), 9:30 p.m.
  • The Bomb at 12 North (Mulaney Road, Marcy), 9 p.m.
  • The Guise at Jefferson-Clinton Hotel (416 S. Clinton St.), 12 p.m.
  • Acoustic Classic Rock.
  • The Other Guise at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Time Served (Perry Mulhouser Band) at Timber Tavern Bar and Grill (7153 State Fair Blvd.), 8 p.m.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday, Dec. 14: Dean's List at Auburn Public Theater and more

John Dean and Bob Dean team up tonight with Kate Ellen Dean and Caroline Manring Dean for a musical romp at the Auburn Public Theater (8 Exchange St., Auburn). Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 ($9 members)

Also tonight
  • Holiday Pops Concert with soprano Lori Larson and pianist Roy George at Christ Church (407 E. Seneca St., Manlius), 7 p.m. - $10 adults, $5 students, free ages 5 and under.
  • Audrey Assad and Erin Gauvin at Inspiration Hall (709 James St.), 7 p.m. - $10 advance, $15 door.
  • Joey DeFrancesco Trio as part of the Legends of Jazz Series’ concerts continues at Onondaga Community College’s Storer Auditorium (4585 W. Seneca Turnpike), 7 p.m. - Sold out.
  • Holiday Symphonic Spectacular featuring the Musical Associates of Central New York orchestra, Syracuse Pops Chorus, and Empire State Dance at the Mulroy Civic Center’s Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater (411 Montgomery St.), 7:30 p.m. - $21-$47 adults, $10 children.
  • Killaton with Circle of Suffering, Almost Dead and Ire Clad at Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 9 p.m. - $5.
  • Thunderbody at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.), 9 p.m. - $10.
At the clubs
  • Backflash at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 8 p.m.
  • Bankrupt Rd at Mac's Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • Big MaMa Bare at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 8 p.m.
  • Chief Bigway with Joey Belladonna at Big Papa's Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 9 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band at Station 58 (3504 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse ), 9:30 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at Aquino's (910 Floyd Ave., Rome), 8 p.m.
  • Digger Jones at Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • E.S.P at Wise Guys Comedy Club and Bistro (201 S. Salina St.), 5 p.m.
  • El' Kabong Rides Again at Shhots (2026 Teall Ave.), 8 p.m.
  • Dan Elliott at Castaways (916 County Route 37, Brewerton), 7 p.m.
  • Fab 570 at Meghan MacMurphy's (7900 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 9 p.m.
  • Flipside at O'Toole's (113 Osborne St., Auburn), 9 p.m.
  • Frank and Burns at George O'Dea's (1333 W. Fayette St.), 9 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Gatherings (2175 Route 392, Cortland), 7 p.m.
  • Jane Zell and Da Zelltones Trio at Creekside Books and Coffee (35 Fennell St., Skaneateles), 7:30 p.m.
  • Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Ramsay at Café at 407 (407 Tulip St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Jimmy Rogers and Over the Top at Richie’s Bar (20 Classic St., Sherburne), 9 p.m.
  • Jimmy Wolf Band at Redwood Bar and Grill (249 Genesee St., Chittenango), 9 p.m.
  • Joe Whiting and Terry Quill at BeauVine Chophouse and Wine Bar (74 State St., Auburn), 8:30 p.m.
  • Just A Peace at Pooch's Sports Bar and Grill (1627 Milton Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus), 7 p.m.
  • Piano Rock.
  • Just Some Dudes with Mike York and Matt McGiff at Thunder Road Bar and Grill (234 E. Albany St., Oswego), 9:30 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Trio at Bourbon Street (402 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool), 8:30 p.m.
  • Mike MacDonald at Cross Lake Inn and Marina (3125 Route 370, Cato), 9 p.m.
  • Mark Doyle and the Maniacs at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 10 p.m.
  • Mark Zane and Friends at Sparky Town (324 Burnet Ave.), 7 p.m.
  • Mike and Stan at Higie's Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 8 p.m.
  • Miss E Duo at Sheraton University Hotel (801 University Ave.), 5 p.m.
  • Morris and the Hepcats at Three Fat Guys (3898 New Court Ave.), 8 p.m.
  • Noisy Boys at Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Mike Petroff at Asil's Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Fairmount), 9 p.m.
  • Blues.
  • Quickchange with Willie "Taters" at Limp Lizard Bar and Grill (4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 8 p.m.
  • Ripcords at Green Gate Inn (2 Main St., Camillus), 8:30 p.m.
  • Rock Foundation at Buffalo's (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 8 p.m.
  • Soul Mine at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
  • Soul Risin' at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 10 p.m.
  • Square Pegs at Mac's Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • Sugardaddys at LWB's Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus), 8 p.m.
  • Rock’n’Roll.
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboy Band at Pelican Pete's Pub (3251 Milton Ave., Fairmount), 8:30 p.m.
  • Wayback Machine at Pastas Restaurant at Foxfire Golf Course (1 Village Blvd., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 13: Live music in and around the 'Cuse

Get your groove on tonight at any one of a number of area clubs featuring some great live music. Here's what's going on:

Just Joe at Bull and Bear tonight
  • Open Mike Night at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 7 p.m. - Donations encouraged.
  • Ra Ra Riot at the Haunt (702 Willow Ave., Ithaca), 9 p.m. - $18.
  • Erin Wolford, Erie Freeman, Go Down, Moses and the Spring Street Family Band at Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 9 p.m. - $5 adults, $8 under 21.
  • Tommy Connors at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant (301 W. Fayette St.), 8 p.m.
  • Cortini Brothers with Joe Zarr at Mohegan Manor, Club Sushi (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m.
  • Joe Donelan at Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton ), 6 p.m.
  • FabCats at Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.), 8 p.m.
  • Frita Lay at Trexx (323 N. Clinton St.), 10 p.m.
  • Mark Nanni and the Intention at Phoebe's (900 E. Genesee St.), 8 p.m.
  • Jimmy Rogers and Over the Top at Celtic Harp (805 Varick St., Utica), 9:30 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 8 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Duo at Café at 407 (407 Tulip St., Liverpool), 7:30 p.m.
  • Medicine Wheel with Mike Vincitore, Brian Lauri, Marc Stell, Aaron Fried and Charley Orlando at Al's Wine and Whiskey Lounge (319 S. Clinton St.), 9 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Ronnie Dark's Velveeta Nightmare Band at Mac's Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 9:30 p.m.
  • Dave Robertson at Eskapes Lounge (6257 Route 31, Cicero), 7 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco at Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd), 7:30 p.m.
  • Stephanie at Devaney's on the Green (354 Rte 5, Elbridge), 7 p.m.
  • Steven T. Winston and Pam McGrath at Maya Studio (112 Trinity Place), 9 p.m.
  • Tiger at Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Tom Eagan Blackstone Acoustic at Cato Hotel (213 Main St., Cato), 8 p.m.

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Monday, December 10, 2012


Looking for something to do early this week? Here are some upcoming events. Watch for daily listings starting Thursday, or check the constantly updated Concert Calendar.

Monday, Dec. 9

  • Just Joe at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 8:30 p.m.
  • Stone River Band at Lakeview Lanes (723 W. Broadway, Fulton), 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10
  • Holiday Pops Concert at the Capitol Theatre (220 W. Dominick St., Rome), 7:30 p.m. - $22/adults, $18/seniors, $10/ages 12 and under.
  • Frank and Burns at Higie's Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 6:30 p.m.
  • Open Mike at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 9 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Chad Bradshaw and Friends at Bistro on the Green at Drumlins (800 Nottingham Road), 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
  • Hit the Lights with State Champs, With the Punches, A Loss for Words and Storm the Bay at the Lost Horizon (5863 Thompson Road), 6 p.m. - $10.
  • Christine Lavin and Uncle Bonsai at the Auburn Public Theater, (8 Exchange St., Auburn), 7:30 p.m. - $20.
  • Mohawk Valley Community College Concert Bandat the Capitol Theatre (220 W. Dominick St.), 7:30 p.m. - Free.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Sheraton University Hotel (801 University Ave.), 5 p.m.
  • Jimmy Wolf at Savoy (255 E. Dominick St., Rome), 5 p.m.
  • Joe Henson at Red Rooster Pub (4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls), 8 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Jake's Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 6 p.m.
  • Karaoke with Magikmen Entertainment at Twist Ultra Lounge and Dance (252 W. Genesee St.), 11 p.m.
  • Karaoke with Magikmen Entertainment at Harry's Bar (700 S. Crouse Ave.), 11 p.m.
  • Karaoke with Mr. Automatic at Singers Karaoke Club (1345 Milton Ave., Solvay), 9 p.m.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday, Dec. 8: Nappy Roots at the Westcott

Nappy Roots
Nappy Roots performs tonight at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.). Music starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $15.

Also today
  • Old-Time Music Jam at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 1 p.m. - $5 donation.
  • Onondaga Symphony Orchestra at the Atrium in Driver’s Village (5885 E. Circle Drive, Cicero), 3 p.m. - Free.
  • Syracuse Vocal Ensemble at Mark’s Lutheran Church (2840 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville), 3 p.m. - $20 adults, $18 seniors, $5 students.
  • Mark Schultz, Luminate and Kerrie Roberts at the Capitol Theatre (220 W. Dominick St., Rome), 7 p.m. - $15, $25, $35 adults, $10 ages 12 and under.
  • Finger Lakes Concert Band at the Canandaigua Middle School (215 Granger St., Canandaigua), 7:30 p.m. - $5.
  • Navan at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse (109 Waring Road), 8 p.m. - $15.
  • Tommy Connors at Sherwood Inn (26 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 4 p.m.
  • Country Castaways at Castaways (916 County Route 37, Brewerton), 2 p.m.
  • Donal O'Shaughnessy and Bryan Hyland at Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 4 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.), 7 p.m.
  • Piano Rock.
  • Open Mike with Johnny Rage Band at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 7:30 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Lisa Lee Band at Rooters Tavern (4141 S. Salina St.), 9 p.m.
  • Tuff Luck at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 6 p.m.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saturday, Dec. 8: Tony Trischka at Westcott CC and more

Tony Trischka
Tony Trischka returns to the 'Cuse tonight for a special show at the Westcott Community Center (826 Euclid Ave.). Music starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $17.  

Also tonight
  • Sondra and John Bromka at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 4 p.m. - $10.
  • Ruthie Foster at the Center for the Arts (72 S. Main St., Homer), 7 p.m. - $40 adults, $35 seniors, $20 students, free under 18.
  • Blues Brothers Christmas Party at the Goodtime Banquet Hall at Klub Polski (526 Teall Ave.), 7 p.m. - $20 at the door - includes buffet and coffee.
  • Syracuse Vocal Ensemble at the Holy Cross Church (4112 E. Genesee St., DeWitt), 7:30 p.m. - $20 adults, $18 seniors, $5 students.
  • Pentatonix with Alexander Cardinale at the Westcott Theater, (524 Westcott St.), 8 p.m. - Sold out
  • The Wiyos at the Nelson Odeon (4035 Nelson Road, Nelson.), 8 p.m. - $20.
At the clubs
  • Barndogs at Timber Tavern Bar and Grill (7153 State Fair Blvd.), 9 p.m.
  • Big MaMa Bare at Hill N Dale Country Club (6402 Route 80, Tully), 8 p.m.
  • Boatmen at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9:30 p.m.
  • Light Rock.
  • Bonecasters Blues Band at Amber Inn (2424 Otisco Valley Road., Marietta), 9 p.m.
  • Carolyn Kelly Blues Band at Dinosaur Bar- B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 10 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band at Lake Como Inn (1297 East Lake Road, Cortland), 9:30 p.m.
  • Dr. Killdean at Cedar House (8 W. Genesee Street Road, Skaneateles), 9 p.m.
  • E.S.P at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 12 p.m.
  • F5 at McGillicuddy's Pub and Lanes (5863 Scenic Ave., Mexico), 9.30 p.m.
  • Fate at Buffalo's (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 9 p.m.
  • Frank and Burns at Limp Lizard Bar and Grill (4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 8 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Pascale Wine Bar and Restaurant (104 Limestone Plaza, Fayetteville), 8:30 p.m.
  • Fully Loaded at Candy's Hillside (6207 Rock Cut Road, Jamesville), 9 p.m.
  • House on a Spring at Thunder Road Bar and Grill (234 E. Albany St., Oswego), 9:30 p.m.
  • I Am Fool at Mac's Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • JD and Rollin’ South at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Big Papa's Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 9 p.m.
  • Kat Tale at Station 58 (3504 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 10 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Trio at Green Gate Inn (2 Main St., Camillus), 8:30 p.m.
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  • Frankie Michaels at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
  • Bill Oeinek at Pricker Bush (3642 Route 57, Oswego), 4 p.m.
  • Our Friends Band at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 10 p.m.
  • Dave Robertson at Dave's Diner at Common Grounds (35 Albany St., Cazenovia), 12 p.m.
  • Smokin’ at Paddock Club (9 Arsenal St., Watertown), 9 p.m.
  • Soul Risin’ at Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Southern Comfort Band at Diliaj's Motor Lodge (7430 North St., Auburn), 8 p.m.
  • The Action at Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • The Goods at Limp Lizard BBQ (201 First St., Liverpool), 9 p.m.
  • Classic Rock.
  • Tom Bronzetti and Andrew Carroll at Redhouse Arts Center (201 S. West St.), noon.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Mark Bialczak out at the Post-Standard

The CNY music community was stunned Friday night after learning longtime local music critic, Mark Bialczak, will be leaving the Post-Standard after the first of the year. Mark has been writing about the CNY music scene since 1991 and has been a true champion of local artists. No one does it better or is more knowledgeable than Mark, and his departure will leave a HUGE hole in the paper and web site's coverage of local entertainment.

I normally don't editorialize here, but I just can't ignore this development. What the hell are they thinking? When the P-S made the announcement of these upcoming changes, there was emphasis on the transition to digital media and finding people with experience in that field. But current P-S writers have been using digital formatting for three or four years now, and Mark certainly is digitally savvy! So that can't be it, can it?

Really, what it looks like from here is a move to cut overhead by replacing seasoned and respected journalist with "concierges" and less experienced people who will work for less money.It's all about the bottom line, after all. To hell with the readers.To hell with loyal staff. To hell with quality.

There, I've said it. And it makes me sick to my stomach.

We all knew we were going to lose some good people. But reality is beginning to set in and in the next month or so, I'm sure we'll  be hearing about other local, respected journalist who will also be shown the door. Not much else to say.

I have been covering the CNY music scene since 2003, and while I'm no Mark Bialczak, I have to say, he's been an inspiration to me. I have no doubt he'll find a niche somewhere with someone who will appreciate his contribution to the community. Syracuse New Times, are you listening?

Here's to you, Mark. Thank you for being CNY music's best cheerleader for 15 years. You will be missed.

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Friday, Dec. 7: Todd Hobin on the hill and more

Todd Hobin
Check out Todd Hobin tonight at Sitrus on the Hill at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel (801 University Ave), The show starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free.

Also tonight
  • Blessthefall with A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, Skip the Foreplay and Forsworn. Lost Horizon (5863 Thompson Road), 6:30 p.m. - $14.
  • The Burns Sisters at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society (3800 E. Genesee St), 8 p.m. - $18.
  • Hot Day at the Zoo with Woodworks and Bob Fleming at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St), 8 p.m. - $13.
At the clubs
  • Brian Alexander at Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Anna Vogel and Trio at BC Restaurant (247 W. Fayette St.), 7 p.m.
  • Black Water Blues Band at LWB's Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus), 8:30 p.m.
  • Camillians at Asil's Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Fairmount), 9 p.m.
  • Chapter Eleven at Sharkey's Eclectic Sports Lounge (7240 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 6 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band at Lakeview Lanes (723 W. Broadway, Fulton), 9:30 p.m.
  • Code Red at Anchor Bar and Grill (720 County Route 37, Central Square), 9 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at Ithaca Ale House (111 N. Aurora St., Ithaca), 10:30 p.m.
  • Dovetail Joint at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • E.S.P at Wise Guys Comedy Club and Bistro (201 S. Salina St.), 5 p.m.
  • Elephant Shoes at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 6 p.m.
  • Steve Endresz at Monirae's (688 County Route 10, Pennellville), 9 p.m.
  • Fabulous Ripcords at Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Flipside at UNC (125 Washington St., Auburn), 9 p.m.
  • Gina Rose Band at Stone Lounge (128 Main St., Cortland), 7 p.m.
  • Michael Gordon at Mohegan Manor, Club Sushi (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 6:30 p.m.
  • Gunrunners at Jake's Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 9 p.m.
  • HD Unplugged with Jackie Pop and Dave Brown at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 8 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Pastas Restaurant at Foxfire Golf Course (1 Village Blvd., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m.
  • Hendry at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 10 p.m.
  • Hodson and Donelan at Redwood Bar and Grill (249 Genesee St., Chittenango), 8:30 p.m.
  • Isreal Hagan and Stroke at Dinosaur Bar-B- Que (246 W. Willow St.), 9:30 p.m.
  • JD and Rollin’ South at Big Papa's Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 9 p.m.
  • Jam For Tots at Trexx (323 N. Clinton St.), 10 p.m.
  • Jimmy Wolf Band at Higie's Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 8:30 p.m.
  • Jodog Duo at BeauVine Chophouse and Wine Bar (74 State St., Auburn), 8 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Stinger's Pizza Pub (4500 Pewter Lane, Manlius), 7 p.m.
  • Piano Rock.
  • Letizia Solo at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 6 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Band at Vernon Downs (4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon), 8 p.m.
  • Mark Zane and Friends at Café at 407 (407 Tulip St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Michael and Anjela Lynn with The Talented Ones, Steve Laureti at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 10 p.m.
  • Miss E and Dovetail Joint at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
  • Morris and the Hepcats at Metro Lounge and Supper Club (505 Westcott St.), 9 p.m.
  • Quickchange with Willie "Taters" Mavins at Georgetown Inn (970 Route 26, Georgetown), 9 p.m.
  • Radio Fever at Mac's Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • Rewired at Buffalo's (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 8 p.m.
  • Rock.
  • Dave Robertson at Sparky Town (324 Burnet Ave.), 7 p.m.
  • Satchmo Pops at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 10 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco at Station 58 (3504 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • Tuff Luck at Pelican Pete's Pub (3251 Milton Ave., Fairmount), 8:30 p.m.
  • Walking Wounded with Mike Place at Thunder Road Bar and Grill (234 E. Albany St., Oswego), 9:30 p.m.
  • West End Rockers at Sweet Lew's Sports Bar and Grill (7356 Church St., North Syracuse), 7 p.m.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 6: Simone Felice at the Westcott and more

Simone Felice
Simone Felice performs tonight at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St). Good Kids open the show, which starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door.

Also tonight
  • The Faceless at the Lost Horizon (5863 Thompson Road), 6 p.m. - $13.
  • Songwriters Live at Onondaga Community College (4585 W. Seneca Turnpike), 6:30 p.m. - Free admission.
  • Open Mike Night at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 7 p.m. - Donations encouraged.
  • Bill Horrace Band at Phoebe's (900 E. Genesee St.), 8 p.m.
  • Chad Bradshaw at Eskapes Lounge (6257 Route 31, Cicero), 7 p.m.
  • Tommy Connors at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant (301 W. Fayette St.), 8 p.m.
  • Cortini Brothers at Mohegan Manor, Club Sushi (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd), 7:30 p.m.
  • Joe Donelan at Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton), 6 p.m.
  • Frita Lay at Trexx (323 N. Clinton St.), 10 p.m.
  • HD Unplugged with Jackie Pop and Dave Brown at Deansboro Hotel (2747 Route 12B, Deansboro), 8 p.m.
  • Jodogs at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 9 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 8 p.m.
  • Arty Lenin at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 6 p.m.
  • Michael and Anjela Lynn with the Talented Ones, Steve Laureti at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 9 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Ronnie Dark's Velveeta Nightmare Band at Mac's Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 9:30 p.m.
  • Stephanie at Devaney's on the Green (354 Route 5, Elbridge), 7 p.m.
  • Side Project at Green Gate Inn (2 Main St., Camillus), 6 p.m.
  • Dave Wolever at Coleman's Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • WoodStone at Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.), 8 p.m.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Music in the 'Cuse: The week ahead


Looking for something to do early this week? Here are some upcoming events. Watch for daily listings starting Thursday, or check the constantly updated Concert Calendar.

Monday, Dec. 3

Jim Brickman (State Theater of Ithaca), 7:30 p.m. - $30.00, $45.00, $65.00.

Tuesday, Dec. 4
  • Syracuse University Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble at Crouse College’s Setnor Auditorium, Syracuse University campus, 8 p.m.
  • The Coup at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St), 9 p.m. $18.
  • JP Shaggy at Higie’s Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 6:30 p.m.
  • Miss E Duo at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 9 p.m.
  • Open Mike at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 9 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Chad Bradshaw and Friends at Bistro on the Green at Drumlins (800 Nottingham Road, Syracuse), 7 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Joe Henson at Green Gate Inn (2 Main St., Camillus)
Wednesday, Dec. 5
  • Clay Aiken at Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom (Thruway Exit 33, Verona.), 8 p.m. $30, $35, $40.
  • All-American Rejects at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.), 8 p.m. $$25 at the door.
  • ory Cali Trio at Dolce Vita World Bistro (907 E. Genesee St.), 7:30 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at Oak and Vine at the Springside (6141 West Lake Road, Auburn), 8 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Sheraton University Hotel (801 University Ave.), 5 p.m.
  • John Spillett Jazz Duo at Moro’s Table (1 E. Genesee St., Auburn), 6 p.m.
  • Mike Place at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 7 p.m.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunday, Dec. 2: Jake Shimabukuro at the Westcott

Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro performs tonight at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.). Music starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door.

Also today
  • Old-Time Music Jam at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 1 p.m. - $5 suggested donation.
  • Civic Morning Musicals at Crouse College’s Setnor Auditorium, Syracuse University campus, 2 p.m. - $15.
  • Hamilton College A Cappella Groups at Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom (Thruway Exit 33, Verona), 3 p.m. $10.
  • Mark at the Plowshares Craft Fair at Nottingham High School (3100 E. Genesee St.), 3 p.m. $2.
  • The Voices of Faith Choir at Holy Family Church (124 Chapel Drive, Fairmount), 7 p.m. Free.
  • Blarney Rebel Band at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 4 p.m.
  • E.S.P at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 6:30 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 6 p.m.
  • Jodogs at Sherwood Inn (26 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles).
  • Mike and Charlie at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 7 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Johnny Rage Band at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 7:30 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Lisa Lee Band at Rooters Tavern (4141 S. Salina St.), 9 p.m.
  • Perry-Mulhauser Band at Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus), 5 p.m.
  • WoodStone at Red Rooster Pub (4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls), 5 p.m.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Saturday, December 1: Words and Music Songwriter Showcase tonight

Join Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers at Jazz Central (441 E. Washington St.) for the latest edition of

the Words and Music Songwriter Showcase. The Easy Ramblers, Maka Rouge, and Wendy Ramsay will be onstage. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.

Also tonight
  • Paula Poundstone, Palace Theatre (2384 James Street), 7:30 p.m. - $35, $41.25.
  • Silverwood Clarinet Choir at the Everson Museum of Art’s Hosmer Auditorium (401 Harrison St.), 8 p.m. - Free.
  • Israel Hagan and Stroke at the Center for the Arts (72 S. Main St., Homer), 7 p.m. $10. 749-4900.
  • Ken Waldman at the Capitol Theatre (220 W. Dominick St., Rome), 7 p.m. - $17 adults, $16 seniors and students, $8 children.
  • The Sounds of Syracuse University at Temple Adath Yeshurun(450 Kimber Road), 7:30 p.m. $10 person; $5 children 13 and under.
  • Completely Unchained at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom (Thruway Exit 33, Verona), 8 p.m. $15.
  • Le Vent du Nord at the Nelson Odeon (4035 Nelson Road, Nelson), 8 p.m. $30/one night $50/both nights. 655-9193.
  • Ellis Paul at the Oswego Music Hall (McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St., Oswego), 8 p.m. - $16 at the door.
  • Green Jelly with Born Again Savages, Undergang and Institutionalized (Suicidal Tendencies tribute band) at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 8 p.m. - $10 at the door.
  • 3LAU at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St), 9 p.m. - $20.
At the clubs
  • 3’s A Crowd Band at FoxFire at Village Green (1 Village Blvd., Baldwinsville).
  • American Eagle Band at Castaways (916 County Route 37, Brewerton), 7 p.m.
  • Better Than Bowling Unplugged with Sharon Allen and Rebecca Keefe at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 9:30 p.m.
  • Tommy Connors at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Corn-bred at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9:30.
  • Dave Hawthorn and Nick Gravelding at Ithaca Ale House (111 N. Aurora St., Ithaca), 10:30 p.m.
  • Elephant Shoes at Pricker Bush (3642 Route 57, Oswego), 8 p.m.
  • Modern Mudd at Three Fat Guys (3898 New Court Ave.), 8 p.m.
  • F5 at Duskee’s Sports Bar and Grill (8 Bridge St., Phoenix), 9.30 p.m.
  • Quickchange at Big Papa’s Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 8 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Creekside Books and Coffee, 35 Fennell St., Skaneateles ), 7 p.m.
  • Rhythm Method at Pelican Pete’s Pub (3251 Milton Ave., Fairmount), 8 p.m.
  • Hobo Graffiti at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 8 p.m.
  • Simplelife at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 9 p.m.
  • Hotplate, Wanted at Hulbert House (106 Main St., Boonville), 9:30 p.m.
  • Stone Soul Foundation at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • JD and Rollin’ South at Richie’s Bar and Grill (20 Classic St, Sherburne), 9 p.m.
  • Soul Sharks at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 8 p.m.
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  • Last Call at Buffalo’s (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 9 p.m.
  • Velcros at Suzy’s Tavern (6 Lexington Ave., Auburn), 6 p.m.
  • Last Left at Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse), 9:30 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys at Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 9:30 p.m.
  • Trump Tight (315) at Metro Lounge and Supper Club (505 Westcott St.), 9:30 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Band at Timber Tavern Bar and Grill (7153 State Fair Blvd.), 9 p.m.
  • Miss E and Paulie at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 7:30 p.m.
  • Under the Gun at Station 58 (3504 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse ), 10 p.m.
  • Modern Mudd at McNeilly’s Pub (2802 James St.), 8 p.m.
  • Native Man at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 10 p.m.
  • Out-Takes at George O’Dea’s (1333 W. Fayette St.), 8 p.m.
  • Quickchange with Willie “Tater” Mavins at Green Gate Inn (2 Main St., Camillus), 8 p.m.
  • Right Turn Band at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 8 p.m.
  • Dave Robertson at Dave’s Diner at Common Grounds (35 Albany St., Cazenovia), 12 p.m.
  • Tuff Luck at Cedar House (8 W. Genesee Street Road, Skaneateles), 9 p.m.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday, November 30: The Heavy Pets at the Westcott and more

The Heavy Pets
The Heavy Pets return to CNY with an 8 p.m. show at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.). Sophistafunk opens. Tickets are $15.

Also tonight
  • Soda Ash Six at Sitrus on the Hill, Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel (801 University Ave.), 8 p.m. - Free.
  • Syracuse Opera Benefit Concert at Manlius Pebble Hill School’s Coville Theater (5300 Jamesville Road, DeWitt), 7 p.m. - $10 suggested donation, $25 suggested family donation.
  • The Andrew and Noah Band at the Auburn Public Theater (8 Exchange St., Auburn), 8 p.m. - $12.
  • Brass Transit at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom (Thruway Exit 33, Verona), 8 p.m. $15.
  • Le Vent du Nord at the Nelson Odeon (4035 Nelson Road, Nelson), 8 p.m. - $30 one night; $50 both nights.
  • Put Down the Turkey and Drop the Bass plus Mike Tronik, Isis, Waldo, Ridiculous Nights, Peeps and Tes-1 at Trexx Nightclub (319 N. Clinton St.), 9 p.m. - $7 21 and older, $10 ages 18-20.
At the clubs
  • 2 Hour Delay at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant (301 W. Fayette St.), 9 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor Trio at Candy’s Hillside (6207 Rock Cut Road, Jamesville), 9 p.m.
  • Code Red at UNC (125 Washington St., Auburn), 9 p.m.
  • Donna Colton with Sam Troublemaker at bc Restaurant (247 W. Fayette St.), 8 p.m.
  • Down to Funk at Asil’s Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Fairmount), 9 p.m.
  • E.S.P at Wise Guys Comedy Club and Bistro (201 S. Salina St.), 5 p.m.
  • Extremists at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Fab 570 at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
  • Flatface and the Shemp-dells at Buffalo’s (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 9 p.m.
  • Flipside at O’Toole’s (113 Osborne St., Auburn), 9 p.m.
  • Folkstrings at Sparky Town (324 Burnet Ave.), 7 p.m.
  • Hendry at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Hotplate at Anchor Bar and Grill (720 County Route 37, Central Square), 9 p.m.
  • JD and Rollin’ South at Bombadil’s (575 Main St., Phoenix), 9 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Higie’s Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 8:30 p.m.
  • Letizia Duo at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 10 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Band at Paddock Club (9 Arsenal St., Watertown), 9 p.m.
  • MEB at JP’s Tavern (109 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville), 6 p.m.
  • Mark Zane and Friends at Creekside Books and Coffee (35 Fennell St., Skaneateles), 7:30 p.m.
  • Jeff Meloling at Quaker Steak and Lube (3417 Walters Road), 5:30 p.m.
  • Midnight Mike at Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd), Friday 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, November 29: Marco Benevento at the Westcott

Marco Benevento
Marco Benevento performs tonight at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.). Music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Also tonight
  • Comedian Ron White, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, 8 p.m. - $45, 50, 60
  • Open Mike Night at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 7 p.m.
  • Cortini Brothers at Mohegan Manor, Club Sushi (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m.
  • Joe Donelan at Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton), 6 p.m.
  • Frita Lay at Trexx (323 N. Clinton St.).
  • Isreal Hagan at Café at 407 (407 Tulip St., Liverpool), 7:30 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd), 7 p.m.
  • Intention with Mark Nanni at Phoebe’s (900 E. Genesee St.), 8 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 8 p.m.
  • Arty Lenin at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 6 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Ronnie Dark’s Velveeta Nightmare Band at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 9:30 p.m.
  • Charley Orlando at Big Papa’s Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 8:30 p.m.
  • Mike Place at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Poor Tim at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 8 p.m.
  • Dave Robertson at Eskapes Lounge (6257 Route 31, Cicero), 7 p.m.
  • Silent Fury at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 7 p.m.
  • Stephanie at Devaney’s on the Green (354 Route 5, Elbridge), 7 p.m.
  • Tumbleweed Jones Band at Red Rooster Pub (4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls), 8 p.m.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Music in the 'Cuse: The week ahead


Looking for something to do early this week? Here are some upcoming events. Watch for daily listings starting Thursday, or check the constantly updated Concert Calendar.



Tuesday, Nov. 27
  • Never Shout Never. with Indigo, plus Man Overboard, Mod Sun and Me Like Bees at the Lost Horizon (5863 Thompson Road), 6:30 pm. - $20. 
  • Asher Roth with Kids These Days, Jesse Marco, Mickey and Steve Cook at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.), 8 p.m. - $17. 
  • Jasmine Cain at Higie’s Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 7 p.m. 
  • Open Mike with Lonesome Crow at Cross Lake Inn and Marina (3125 Route 370, Cato), 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
  • Break Science with Michal Menert, Keys N Krates and Paul Basic at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.), 9 p.m. - $18.
  • Tom Barnes at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 7 p.m. 
  • Dave Hawthorn at Woody’s Jerkwater Pub and Grub (2803 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 8 p.m. 
  • Just Joe at Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 6 p.m. 
  • TJ Sacco at Timber Tavern Bar and Grill (7153 State Fair Blvd.), 7 p.m.  

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday, Nov. 25: Dark Star Orchestra at the Westcott

The Dark Star Orchestra performs a special show tonight at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.). Admission is $30. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Also today


  • Old-Time Music Jam at  Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius), 1 p.m. - Potluck supper at 5 p.m. - $5 suggested donation.
  • Scott Dennis with Dave Solazzo on piano, Mike Solazzo on bass and Karl Sterling on drums at Jazz Central (441 E. Washington St.), 3 p.m. - $8.
  • Tamez-Sorgen Jazz Quartet at the Theater Mack in the Cayuga Museum of History and Art (203 Genesee St., Auburn), 7 p.m. - $15. 
  • Big MaMa Bare at Amber Inn (2424 Otisco Valley Road, Marietta), 4 p.m.
  • Country Castaways at Castaways (916 County Route 37, Brewerton), 2 p.m.
  • Flyin’ Column at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 4 p.m. 
  • Honky Tonk Hindooz at O’Toole’s (113 Osborne St., Auburn), 6 p.m. 
  • Lisa Lee Trio at Red Rooster Pub (4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls), 5 p.m. 
  • Los Blancos at Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge (319 S. Clinton St.), 10 p.m.
  • Open mike with Johnny Rage Band at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 7:30 p.m.
  • Slo-Ride Band at Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus), 5 p.m.
  • Super Delinquents at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 6 p.m.
     

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday, Nov. 24: The Last Waltz at the Palace

Some of the best musicians in Syracuse will join together tonight to present 'Syracuse's Last Waltz,' a tribute to The Band's whose final concert was immortalized in the movie 'The Last Waltz.'  The event, originally scheduled for the Westcott Theater, will take place at the Palace Theatre (2384 James St.).

The show features members of Los Blancos (Colin Aberdeen, Steven T. Winston, Mark Nanni and Mark Tiffault) as The Band. Also performing are: Scott Ebner, Gary Frenay, Jason Barady, Kim Monroe and Chris Eves, Donna Colton, Rex Lyons, Tim Herron, Arty Lenin, Pete McMahon, Jess Novak, Dugan Henhawk, Ed Zacholl, Michael P. Ryan, Joe Whiting, Mark Hoffman and Carolyn Kelly.

Tickets are $25 at the door with proceeds to benefit people affected by Superstorm Sandy and the Westcott Community Center. Anyone who brings a non-perishable food item will get a coupon for a free beer from Empire Brewing.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show will start at 9 p.m.

Also tonight

  • Jan Fetterly’s Farewell with Smokin’ and Sam and the Twisters at the Goodtime Banquet Hall at Klub Polski (526 Teall Ave.), 7 p.m. -  $15 at the door, includes buffet and coffee.
  • Noise Psychedelic Rock Show with Cavities, Blood Sun Circle, Blood Money and Missing Skull at Gorham Brothers Music (118 Seeley Road), 6 p.m. - $5.
  • Joanne Shenandoah at Madison Hall (100 E. Main St., Morrisville), 7 p.m. - $10 at the door.
  • Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman at the United Church of Fayetteville’s Steeple Coffeehouse (310 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville), 7:30 p.m. - $15 donation.
  • Driftwood at the Nelson Odeon (4035 Nelson Road, Nelson), 8 p.m. -  $20. 
At the clubs
  • Big MaMa Bare at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 8 p.m.
  • Boatmen at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9:30 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band at Kegs (Route 31, Jordan), 9:30 p.m. 
  • Code Red at Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse), 10 p.m. 
  • Tommy Connors at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant (301 W. Fayette St.), 9 p.m. 
  • Dark Hollow at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m. 
  • E.S.P at Bistro Elephant (238 W. Jefferson St.), 7 p.m. 
  • Elephant Shoes at Anyela’s Vineyards (2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles), 4 p.m.
  • F5 at Buffalo’s (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 9 p.m.
  • Fate at Station 58 (3504 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse ), 9 p.m. 
  • Fully Loaded at Lake Como Inn (1297 East Lake Road, Cortland), 9 p.m.
  • Fulton Chain Gang at Nothin’ Fancy Bar (10 Ruth St., Vernon), 9 p.m.
  • Gina Rose Band at McNeilly’s Pub (2802 James St.), 8 p.m. 
  • Dave Hawthorn at Anchor Bar and Grill (720 County Route 37, Central Square), 9 p.m. 
  • Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 9:30 p.m.
  • Letizia and the Z Band at Timber Tavern Bar and Grill (7153 State Fair Blvd.), 8 p.m.
  • Modern Mudd at Candy’s Hillside (6207 Rock Cut Road, Jamesville), 9 p.m. Blues.
  • Morris and the Hepcats at Cornerstone Bar (6805 Main St., Red Creek), 9 p.m.
  • Noisy Boys at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 8 p.m.
  • Paul Fey, Mike Sidello at Pascale Wine Bar and Restaurant (104 Limestone Plaza, Fayetteville), 8:30 p.m. 
  • Raised On Radio at Knoxies Pub (7088 Route 20, Pompey), 9 p.m.
  • Shakedown Blues Band at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9:30 p.m. 
  • Sugardaddys at Limp Lizard Bar and Grill (4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 8 p.m. 
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys at Cedar House (8 W. Genesee Street Road, Skaneateles), 9 p.m.
  • The Bomb at Silverado Inn (135 Marginal Road, Herkimer), 9 p.m.
  • The Goods at Limp Lizard BBQ (201 First St., Liverpool), 9 p.m.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday, Nov. 23: Holiday festivities in downtown Syracuse.

2009 tree lighting event in Syracuse's Clinton Square
The annual Home for the Holidays celebration takes place tonight in and around Syracuse's Clinton Square. Entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m., and features Joey Nigro and John Nilsen, the Gospel Workshop of North America Syracuse Chapter, the Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, and Corcoran Live! Syracuse mayor, Stephanie Miner will light the tree.

Admission is free, but you're encouraged to bring a  non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Central New York. 

 Other events will take place at the the Erie Canal Museum, Hanover Square and the Onondaga Historical Association. Prior to the event, the Landmark Theatre will be open with music from the Chittenango High School Choir and Spirit of Syracuse Chorus performing. The movie Elf will be shown at 7:30 p.m.


Also tonight
  • Chelsea Grin with Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, Upon This Dawning, The Storm and Jonestown at the Lost Horizon (5863 Thompson Road), 5:30 p.m. - $13.
  • Black Light Party at Trexx (323 N. Clinton St.), 10 p.m.
  • Bob Rogalski and Others at Tiny’s Grill (1014 State St., Utica), 8 p.m.
  • Brian McArdell and Mark Westers at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 6 p.m.
  • Camillians at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 9 p.m. 
  • Michael Crissan at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 4 p.m.
  • E.S.P at Wise Guys Comedy Club and Bistro (201 S. Salina St.), 5 p.m. 
  • El’ Kabong Rides Again at Asil’s Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Fairmount).
  • Elephant Shoes at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego ), 6 p.m.
  • Hendry at Rosie’s (1443 W. Genesee St.), 9:30 p.m.
  • Hotplate, Wanted at 12 North (Mulaney Road, Marcy), 9:30 p.m.
  • Isreal Hagan and Stroke at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
  • Jane Zell and Bob Purdy at Sparky Town (324 Burnet Ave.), 7 p.m. 
  • Jimmy Wolf Band at Deansboro Hotel (2747 Route 12B, Deansboro), 8 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Trapper’s Pizza (5950 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse), 7 p.m. 
  • Lisa Lee Band at Buffalo’s (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 9 p.m. 
  • Los Blancos at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Mark Doyle and The Maniacs at Suzy’s Tavern (6 Lexington Ave., Auburn), 6 p.m.
  • Mark Zane and Friends at Tiny’s Grill (1014 State St., Utica), 8 p.m.
  • Mere Mortals at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.), 10 p.m.
  • Michael and Anjela Lynn with the Talented Ones at Metro Lounge and Supper Club (505 Westcott St.), 10 p.m.
  • Prime Time Horns at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 10 p.m.
  • Smart Alec at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 8 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys at Limp Lizard Bar and Grill (4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 9 p.m.
  • The Other Guise at Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd), 7 p.m.
  • Turnip Trio at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 10 p.m.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from Music in the 'Cuse!


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 21: Live music for your Thanksgiving Eve!

Get your Thanksgiving weekend off to a great start with a special show from Dusty Pas’cal, Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb at the Auburn Public Theater (8 Exchange St., Auburn). Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12.

Also tonight
  • 81 South at Asil’s Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Fairmount), 7:30 p.m.
  • Brian McArdell and Mark Westers at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 9 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band at Lake Como Inn (1297 East Lake Road, Cortland), 9:30 p.m.
  • Tommy Connors at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant (301 W. Fayette St.), 8 p.m.
  • Dovetail Joint at Cedar House (813 W. Genesee St.), 8 p.m.
  • Emerald City at Station 58 (3504 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse ), 9 p.m.
  • Frank and Burns at Limp Lizard Bar and Grill - Western Lights (4628 Onondaga Blvd.), 9 p.m.
  • Fully Loaded at Amber Inn (2424 Otisco Valley Road., Marietta), 9 p.m.
  • Hendry at Duskee’s Sports Bar and Grill (8 Bridge St., Phoenix), 10 p.m.
  • Jack Bailey Show at Dox Grill at Pirate’s Cove (9170 Horseshoe Island Road, Clay).
  • Joe Whiting and Terry Quill at Oak and Vine at the Springside (6141 West Lake Road, Auburn), 8 p.m.
  • John Spillett Jazz Duo at Moro’s Table (1 E. Genesee St., Auburn), 6 p.m.
  • JP Shaggy at Schepps BBQ and Bar (7119 Minoa Bridgeport Road, East Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Road, Brewerton), 6 p.m.
  • Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy at Alvord House (5 E. Main St., Marcellus), 10 p.m.
  • Jeff Meloling at Badlands Saloon (29 Oswego St.), 9 p.m.
  • Midnight Mike Petroff Blues Band at LWB’s Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus), 8:30 p.m.
  • Mike Sims and Scotty Trudell at Pooch’s Sports Bar and Grill (1627 Milton Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • New Day at LakeHouse Pub (6 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9:30 p.m..
  • Pour Whyte Trash at Bombadil’s (575 Main St., Phoenix), 9 p.m.
  • Prime Time Horns at Meghan MacMurphy’s (7900 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 9:30 p.m.
  • Rhythm Method at Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus), 9 p.m.
  • Southern Comfort Band at American Legion (9 Oswego River Road, Phoenix), 7 p.m.
  • Str8 On at Trapper’s Tavern (1140 Morgan Rd.), 9 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys at Knoxies Pub (7088 Route 20, Pompey), 9 p.m.
  • The Bomb/Red Hush at Mr. McGill’s (2102 Route 5, Utica), 8 p.m.
  • Michael Weiss at Pelican Pete’s Pub (3251 Milton Ave., Fairmount), 8 p.m.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Music in the 'Cuse: November 19 and 20


Looking for something to do early this week? Here are some upcoming events. Watch for daily listings starting Wednesday, or check the constantly updated Concert Calendar.


Monday, Nov. 19
  • Miss E Duo at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.), 9 p.m.
  • Stone River Band at Lakeview Lanes (723 W. Broadway, Fulton), 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 20
  • Open Mike with Chad Bradshaw and Friends at Bistro on the Green at Drumlins (800 Nottingham Rd., Syracuse), 7 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Lonesome Crow at Cross Lake Inn and Marina (3125 Route 370, Cato), 7 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Mick McKay at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 9 p.m.
  • Sirsy at Higie’s Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 7 p.m.

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