It is difficult to think of musical fun right now, with the news of the criminal, violent death of Lucky Dube yesterday in South Africa. But we will write about it.
Fri. 10/19: Richie Stearns and Friends brave the summery storms for a Happy Hour show at Felicia's Atomic Lounge. 508 W. State St., 5:30 pm.
The New Deal, Toronto's well-regarded trio of bass, drums and keyboards, comes to Castaways. The Passage Project opens the 9 pm show.
Perennial local favorites Sim Redmond Band play the Haunt. Malang Jobatheh opens the 9 pm show.
Sat. 10/20: Yuri Yunakov comes to the Pancho Villa restaurant's upstairs space for a Crossing Borders show. His Romani Wedding Band plays gypsy music, with Balkan, Turkish, and Indian strains. $15 tickets available in advance at Small World Music. Showtime is 8 pm.
Mary Lorson hosts a show with her singing/songwriting friends Jennie Stearns and Steve Golnick at the Lost Dog Lounge, 9 p.m.
Sunday 10/21: Christine Lavin has had a fine career in folk music writing catchy and honestly funny songs. A big-name show for the venerable Bound For Glory program at Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell. First set is 8:30, but you will need to get there early for this one.
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