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Friday, June 08, 2007

Weekend Picks, June 8 - 10

Friday: tomorrow is the Belmont Stakes, third jewel in horseracing's Triple Crown, so that means one thing for tonight: a road trip to Cortland, to Uncle Louie's restaurant/Off-Track Betting parlor, to get dinner and bets. (See the May 2 Ithaca Blog entry for details on this worthy out-of-town junket.)

If you're not feeling lucky, and you would go betting with scared money, don't go. Stay in town and hear some music. Select from three fine local bands playing tonight:

The Hogwarshers, 7 pm at Felicia's Atomic Lounge.

Thousands of One, 9 pm, the Haunt.

Wingnut, with Hank Roberts, 10 pm, ABC Cafe.

Saturday: The Void Union brings "ska for the people" (their credo) from Boston to Castaways, 9 pm. An additional attraction on the bill is Bronwen Exter, who left Ithaca to pursue music stardom in NYC, and seems to be gaining on it, with a lot of good gigs, and notice in important journals.

Sunday: the Pine Leaf Boys are the up-and-comingest band playing Louisiana music anywhere. Catch them before they achieve massive genre fame at Castaways, in a daytime show, 3 pm.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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