The Kraken Quartet 3/31/17

By Bubba Crumrine | January 29, 2017 | Comments Off on The Kraken Quartet 3/31/17

Austin, TX-based percussion band The Kraken Quartet returns to Ithaca for a headlining performance at The Haunt, then joins the Naked Noise ensemble the following evening at CSMA!  

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Interview with Monki

By Evan Stein | December 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Interview with Monki

I recently caught up with Monki, the notorious noise artist, in anticipation of his upcoming performance at Big Day In, which takes place this Saturday at the Haunt. Upon sitting down with Monki, I became aware that he is actually incapable of communication. Thankfully fellow No Aliens member, Mad Brain, was present and willing to discuss: Monki, No Aliens, & their unique backstory. Evan: Hey Mad Brain, could you explain how Monki came to be? Mad Brain: Monki was actually once a wild monkey, abducted by scientist in order to test a new Gerber Baby Bath & Skin product. Unfortunately, due to …

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Big Day In tickets and set times for Saturday

By Bubba Crumrine | November 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Big Day In tickets and set times for Saturday

See you all this Saturday for our 12th Big Day In! Tickets are available here and at the door. Set times are as follows. Doors open at noon, this Saturday December 3rd with the deck stage kicking off at 12:30, followed by the main stage at 12:45PM. Main Stage: 11:15 B. Dolan 10:00 Guerilla Toss 9:00 Japanese Breakfast 8:15 LVL UP 7:30 Eskimeaux 6:45 Sharpless 6:00 Izzy True 5:15 Sammus 4:30 Alter 3:30 Mr McBean 2:45 Imperials 2:00 First Pet 1:20 Spazzare 12:45 The Horses Deck: 8:00 Benjaminto 7:15 Shull 6:25 Hits Like A Girl 5:45 otodojo 5:00 Tender Cruncher …

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Big Day In #12

By Mark Gross | November 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Big Day In #12

Big Day In #12 coming your way this Saturday December 3rd at The Haunt. 25 bands, 12 hours, all ages and just $7. Tix on sale now! Buy tickets here. Band bios & links here. Main Stage: B. Dolan, Guerilla Toss, Japanese Breakfast , LVL UP, eskimeaux, Sharpless, Izzy True, Sammus, Alter, Mr. McBean, Imperials, First Pet, Spazzarethe Horses Deck Stage: Benjaminto, Shull, Hits Like A Girl, otodojo, Tender Cruncher, KNEW, MONKI,  Flocarious ,  Motorcycles , The Eternal Savages, LC Jones

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Friend of IU – 1980 Underground

By Taimur | November 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Friend of IU – 1980 Underground

Friend of IU – 1980 Underground has a show this Saturday 11/26/2016 at Sacred Root Kava Bar! 139 West State Street (Entrance on Geneva), no cover, all ages.

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Crying at Chanti – this Thursday, November 3rd!

By Bubba Crumrine | November 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Crying at Chanti – this Thursday, November 3rd!

Crying (Run For Cover Records) return to Ithaca at Chant-Loft this Thursday with Spazzare, Benjaminto, What Nerve.  Presale tickets available for $10 (no fee), $12 at the door. “The indie rock trio Crying folds the bombast of mainstream ’80s rock into their sound, and the results feel like a grinning inversion of the hetero-masculinity that’s often baked into such fireworks.” – Pitchfork “Fortunately, Crying have arrived to deliver us from our sorrows. What may have started as a fairly innocent chiptune project with the group’s 2014 double EP Get Olde / Second Wind has already evolved levels beyond, into a force …

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IU Survey Time!

By Bubba Crumrine | November 2, 2016 | Comments Off on IU Survey Time!

Let us know more about the shows you like, how you hear about shows, a bit about yourself — all anonymously. And pass along to friends & family who know and don’t know about IU. Results will directly impact our planning for 2017, so your input is greatly appreciated. Fill out said survey here then share!

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Interview With Sammus

By Evan Stein | October 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Interview With Sammus

I caught up with Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, better know as Sammus, in anticipation of her upcoming release show for her latest EP, “Pieces In Space”. The album will be her first release with Don Giovanni Records and is available for purchase on October 28th. Produced entirely by Sammus, “Pieces In Space” features: Jean Grae, Homeboy Sandman, Open Mike Eagle, and Latasha Alcindor, as well as label-mate, Izzy True. Besides her career as a musician, Sammus is working towards a PhD in Science and Technology studies at Cornell, serves on the Board of Trustees at Ithaca Underground, and is a founding member of Black Lives Matter …

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Kate Holden announced as Volunteer Coordinator

By Bubba Crumrine | September 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Kate Holden announced as Volunteer Coordinator

We’re ecstatic to announce IU’s new Volunteer Coordinator, Kate Holding and latest Board members Sarah Hennies, Melisa Casano, & Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo who have joined over the last few months. Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in last night’s meeting. We continue to grow our team to support our 60+ all ages events and look forward to increased communication and support of our volunteers who make these events happen, with Kate H. joining the team. (L-R: AJ Bouchie, Kate Holden, Bubba, Melisa Casano, Aly Evans, Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, Sarah Hennies, George Johann. Not pictured, board members Kate DeVoe, Eric Laine, …

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Interview with Mr. McBean

By Evan Stein | September 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Interview with Mr. McBean

I caught up with Mr. McBean recently in anticipation of his first headlining show taking place tonight at the Chanticleer Loft. Mr. McBean is a rapper, self-proclaimed mind blower and co-founder of Smacked Records, an Ithaca based hip-hop collective. Evan: So Mr. McBean, how does it feel to be headlining your first show? Mr. McBean: Could you write that I’m requesting Tyler to answer all my questions? (laughs) It makes me feel like this is only the beginning. Evan: In what ways do you believe Ithaca’s hip-hop scene has developed over the past couple of years? Mr. McBean: I want to …

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