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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 JonesRead More
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 …Read More
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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 …Read More
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, …Read More
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 …Read More
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