Ithaca Underground celebrates ten years of nurturing a radically inclusive, safe space for music & art outside the mainstream.
Over the last decade, Ithaca Underground has grown from a hobby for DIY concerts to an ever-expanding, caring community of the talented, the inspired, and the weird.
In addition to hundreds of live, all ages music events, IU continues provide learning and growth opportunities for volunteer artists, designers, photographers, videographers, grant writings, sound engineers, and marketeers.
Join us for our annual February fundraiser at the Haunt to fund another year worth of events, volunteer trainings equipment, and supporting local musicians.
MOUTH TO MOUTH TO MOUTH
Stop-on-a-dime, catchy, technical kit work; tappy guitar hooks, rolling bass-lines and occasional vocals, while breaking out of the standard math-rock mold with elements of punk, post-rock, ambient music, and well placed heaviness for good measure.
Back for one night only with members traveling from Chicago, Nashville, and D.C.
Circus Culture’s mission is to provide circus education and opportunities for all in Ithaca, N.Y.
They invite individuals and groups from the Ithaca area to engage with circus as an art form and life tool through classes, workshops, performances, parties, camps, and more, beleiving in dedicated play, creative physicality and inclusive community.
[pronounced “ben-juh-MIN-toh”] Bedroom pop songs that celebrate wallowing in your bedroom, from singer-songwriter (and Tweehouse co-founder) Benjamin Torrey.
Ithaca-based musicians Luca Greenspun, Christian Henry, and Jackson Quinn Gray have been writing and recording as a trio since they were five years old. They are now bringing their music to the stage with talented guest stars Juge Greenspun, Jacob Friga, and Kieran & Liam Makepeace of The Makepeace Brothers to perform catchy and danceable, yet nuanced and unique pop songs that incorporate a wide variety of styles and influences of the 20th century.
I’ve been a lover of hiphop and music in general since I can remember. When I was 13 I started rapping in my head, walking outside. I just rapped for run you know, or to pass the time. Yet, I never shared my freestyles. Though I listened to female emcees, the only people I saw rapping in my neighborhoods, friend circles, or schools were men. From that, I figured it wasn’t for me. I was always looking for a deeper meaning within music. I longed for it. And when I couldn’t get it on the beat I’d dive into the minds poets, playing collectives like The Strivers Row endlessly on youtube and other social media outlets. These poets really cultivated new ways for me to see the world. They taught me what I couldn’t learn in school or at home. While Brooklyn bred my experiences and molded my intellect, The Row taught me about the pain and joy I felt and showed me how to expressed the motions of life I could never seem to explain. They taught be about Nina simone and Amiri Barraka. They taught me about black excellence in a world that dismals black voices everyday. They changed my life. As I got older things just got blurrier. But through every breakdown I had a breakthrough. I’ve learned so much about the systems around me and my social structural position within them. As I fueled it became harder and harder not to make music. I always wished my poetry could be heard with the beats that infused my mind. After my performance at the first ever Malaika Apparel Co. showcase, a friend, Dill Magnetic the Shaman encouraged me to start making music. That 2016 winter, I completed my first song, Do You. That’s when I knew I wanted to do this. No second guesses. No regrets.