Friday 3/21: The Hogwashers play bona fide old-timey at Felicia's happy hour, 5:30 pm. 508 W. State St.
Kelly Birtch, guitarist extraordinaire, at Little Venice in T-burg, 6 pm.
Also in T-burg, Dustin Stuhr (of the Urban Horse Thieves) and Friends. The Pourhouse, 7 pm.
Saturday 3/22: Surf-punks The Mofos, the Chapter House, 7 pm.
GrassRoots favorite John Specker, Castaways, 9 pm.
Sunday 3/23: The Piano Creeps, featuring Mary Lorson and Kathy Ziegler, at Felicia's, 7 pm.
Worth a trip to Binghamton, to the new Night Eagle Cafe, is Susan McKeown, from Dublin, one of the most striking of traditional Irish singers. Ms. McKeown was featured in the New York Times last week, and in performance in the city (for $35). The Night Eagle is at 200 State St. in Binghamton; 617-272-4136.
And worth staying home for (or a trip to the sports bar): Cornell's women's basketball plays their first-round NCAA championship game against, gulp, the #1 ranked Connecticut Huskies. We believe the game will be broadcast on local radio, on WPIE 1160-AM, and probably on national television - either ESPN or, just as likely, CBS - because of the Huskies, a perennial power.
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