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1FEST Kicks-off Tonight!

1FEST-Ithaca
Fri-Sat May 26-27, 2017 | All Ages | $10  Fri / $15 Sat
The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave, Ithaca NY 14850

In its third year, 1FEST Ithaca offers up two stages of grindcore, tech metal, hardcore, noise, experimental electronics, and more, expanded to Friday night, in addition to all-day Saturday, to allow for Maryland Deathfest performers Die Choking and Disparo! (on tour from Australia) to join in the festivities

1FEST Ithaca 2017 boasts headliners Artificial Brain and Kayo Dot this year. The former, currently enjoying accolades throughout the extreme metal community for their latest, “Infrared Horizon”, which Echo & Dust praised for its innovation and technical prowess, stating “none of it sounds human, yet every second of it feels alive”. Avant-garders Kayo Dot return to Ithaca in their fourth visit, on the heals of their latest “Plastic House on Base of Sky” to close out the festival.

Each year, 1FEST Ithaca strives to showcase diversity in extreme music, where people of non-white-male communities are often marginalized. Dynamic acts such as Ascend/Descend, Death Vacation, Ides, Talk Hard, SparklebombOnpoint, Plagues, Bastard Eyes, MONKI, Robot Detective, and of course Esceuela (featuring 1FEST-founding members Jesse Feutes & Katerina Economou), represent this initiative, which is evermore warranted in today’s climate, where our initial 2017 headliner Wormrot, from Singapore, cancelled their entire US tour due to the current social/political tensions in the US.

Join us for this annual celebration of extreme music and DIY culture.

Set times:
Friday – Main Stage
1045 Artificial Brain
1000 Sulaco
915 Die Choking
830 Escuela
745 Desparo!
700 Water Bears

Saturday – Main Stage
1000 Kayo Dot
915 Ascend/Descend
830 Death Vacation
745 Ides
700 Dialysis
615 Monolith
530 Talk Hard
445 OnPoint
400 Halucination Realized
315 White Crime
230 Spazzare
145 Oppressor Oppressor

Saturday – Noise Deck
815 Bastard Eyes
730 Climax Denial
645 Peter J Woods
600 Plagues
515 No Heat
430 Sparklebomb
345 Deceiver
300 MONKI
215 Der Todeskin
130 Scab Addict
1230 Robot Detective

1FEST Tickets On Sale Now! (Kayo Dot, Artificial Brain, Esceula, Die Choking+++)

Get ready for two stages of grind, metal, hardcore, noise, & more, including Kayo Dot, Artificial Brain, Sulaco, Esceula, Ascend/Descend, Die Choking, Death Vacation, Ides, Dialysis, Monolith, Climax Denial, Peter J Woods, Plagues, No Heat and many more!

All ages at The Haunt, May 26-27.  Music and more here.

Naked Noise #8 Saturday!

Ithaca’s premier experimental music event Naked Noise returns, with this annual large ensemble of improvised ritual drone featuring Sarah Hennies, Michael Stark, Josh Oxford, Heather Fae, Beau Mahadev, Chris Knight, members of The Kraken Quartet, Ithaca New Music Collective, Tender Cruncher, BRIAN!, No-Comply, otodojo, MONKI, Lady D & The Shadow Spirits, Monolith, and What Nerve. Visuals once again from the amazing Nils Hoover and team.  Tickets & information available here.

Queer Sounds Ithaca + Ithaca Underground: Jason Kahn, Sarah Hennies, Ben Owen

Jason Kahn’s performances explore the physical and spiritual limits of breath, stretching the
voice to its breaking point. The disintegration of each vocal gesture leads to the next, creating a
structure where what remains with each evacuating breath creates a context for the entire piece. In partnership with Queer Sound Ithaca.