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The Kraken Quartet 3/31/17

By Bubba Crumrine | January 29, 2017

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!  

Tonight! Friend of IU 1980 Underground at Sacred Kava

By Taimur | January 21, 2017

1980 Underground DJ set tonight, 10 PM at Sacred Kava Lounge! All ages, no cover.

Interview with Monki

By Evan Stein | December 1, 2016

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…

Big Day In tickets and set times for Saturday

By Bubba Crumrine | November 30, 2016

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…

Big Day In #12

By Mark Gross | November 29, 2016

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:…

Friend of IU – 1980 Underground

By Taimur | November 20, 2016

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.

Crying at Chanti – this Thursday, November 3rd!

By Bubba Crumrine | November 2, 2016

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…

IU Survey Time!

By Bubba Crumrine | November 2, 2016

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…

Interview With Sammus

By Evan Stein | October 26, 2016

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…

Interview with Eyukaliptus

By Evan Stein | October 21, 2016

Eyukaliptus, affiliated with Smacked & 73 Records, is a great example of the all ages, DIY, music scene in Ithaca. At 19 years old he has gained a following as a producer, singer, and songwriter. I caught up with Eyukaliptus recently in anticipation of his show Friday night with Onry Ozzborn at Sacred Root Kava Lounge…