Friday: A chance to hear two staples of the Ithaca musical sensibility - old-timey and reggae - by two local purveyors. Broken String Band plays old-timey, country, bluegrass and, as they say, more. At the Chanticleer Loft, 101 W. State St, 9:30 p.m. Rastafrica plays old-school reggae - and, we're sure, more. At the ABC Cafe, 308 Stewart Av., 10 p.m.
Saturday: Divahn is a four-woman ensemble playing traditional Jewish songs in a global context. They sing in Hebrew, Arabic, and other languages, and play a wide assortment of instruments: tabla, cello, violin, didgeridoo, and others. The event is sponsored by Ithaca College and is free and open to the public. Muller Chapel, I.C. campus, 8 p.m.
Sunday: Gerard Burke plays brunch at the ABC. Three of our favorites. 11 a.m. .... Five2, I-Town recording artists, at the hot spot on the West End, Felicia's Atomic Lounge, 508 W. State St. 7 p.m.
Monday: All the way from Jamaica, introduced to Ithaca at the Grassroots Festival, the Overtakers. At Castaway's, Old Taughannock Blvd., 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Chad Crumm with the Hogwarshers, at Maxie's, the other hot spot on the West End, 635 W. State St. Chad doesn't play out much, so generally people don't realize that he is as integral to the Ithaca sound as Donna the Buffalo, the Horseflies, Johnny Dowd, or anyone. This is a great gig, part of the Tuesday dinner series at Maxie's, with a special southern-style plate at a special low price. 6 p.m.
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