It's cold outside, but things are heating up in a lot of local music venues.
Saturday 10 Feb. brings a Bob Marley Tribute Show for the master's birthday, with a bevy of local musicians, including Richie Stearns and Pat Burke. It's a benefit concert at Castaway's, at 8 p.m.
The Mofos will bring hi-octane, premium volume rock to the Chapter House at 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 Feb. : The Hogwarshers play that real good old-time music at Maxie's, starting at 6 p.m. (In the same vein, the Chicken Fried String Band play at Maxie's, Tuesday at 6 p.m.)
Jennie Stearns appears at Felicia's Atomic Lounge, with everybody's buddy Johnny Dowd. 7 p.m.
Bound For Glory favorites Small Potatoes return to the venerable Anabel Taylor Hall venue for three free sets, starting at 8:30.
And a heads-up on some big shows next week:
Wednesday 14 Feb.: The Tarbox Ramblers play "dark, danceable, primitive blues" at Castaways, at 8 p.m.
Friday through Sunday, Feb. 16-18: The State Theater presents Red Hot Bluegrass, a 3-night extavaganza featuring Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Sproutin' at the Roots headlining successive nights, all with special guests.
Sunday 18 Feb. : Vieux Farka Toure, son of and successor to Malian superstar Ali Farka Toure, brings a special benefit performance for African relief to the Haunt at 7 p.m. See previous posting on Ithaca Blog for the full story on the tour, and Vieux Toure's own incipient stardom.
Po' Girl, with members of the Be Good Tanyas, come to Castaways at 7:30. They play and sing old-timey, cajun, country, jazz, and what-all, and they do it to rich acclaim.
Enjoy yourself -
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