The going-out scene remains rambunctious in Ithaca this weekend. The State Theater leads the way, with two large shows. Not Friday and Saturday, but Saturday and Sunday.
Old Crow Medicine Show appears at the State on Saturday, 30 September. Fresh off appearances this past week on Prairie Home Companion, and World Cafe. Some of us remember them starting their career in the Dance Tent at GrassRoots Festival. Bigger things were clearly in store, even then. Tickets for this show are bargain-priced at $20. 8 pm at the grande dame of theaters in Ithaca.
Robert Cray Band plays the State the next night. The five-time Grammy winner has just released his first live album. So they should be primed for this show. 8 pm on Sunday.
Also on Saturday, new Crow - i.e., Crow Greenspun - brings his band to the Haunt. The TalkToMes open, in an early show, 6 pm.
Don Preston, aka Dom DeWild, one of the original Mothers of Invention, comes to the Nines, believe it or not. Call for time: 272-1888.
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