Filed under: News of Note | Tags: Castaways, concert, ithaca, News of Note, OK GO, St. Vincent, The Haunt
PREVIEW: OK Go’s MySpace
Local Ithaca, NY concert promoter, Dan Smalls, announced on Twitter that OK Go will perform in the city on April 25th, open to all ages. The venue was later announced as The Haunt. Dan Smalls is well-known for bringing in quality talents to the small Central New York culture hub. Last time I saw a Dan Smalls concert, St. Vincent played at Castaways. I say it again: this semester’s concert season keeps getting better. OK Go is absolutely electric live, and I will undoubtedly see this show.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 3Oh!3, Bassnectar, Buffalo, Cobra Starship, Cold Cave, Cursive, Dan Deacon, deer tick, Free Energy, ithaca, Neon Indian, Passion Pit, Rochester, Sleigh Bells, Syracuse, The Flaming Lips, The Hold Steady
The Spring Central New York concert lineup is turning out to be pretty legendary. Don’t have a car? Carpool with some friends, because star-studded gigs like these don’t come every year when you’re stuck on the banks of the Erie Canal. The highlights are everywhere, whether it’s Neon Indian and Passion Pit in Buffalo, or Sleigh Bells in Syracuse or The Flaming Lips in Ithaca.
Filed under: Editor Picks, Emerging Artists | Tags: Editor's Picks, Gossip Girl, indie rock, iPod, ithaca, NY, Owl City, Skybox, The Haunt, twilight
PREVIEW: Skybox’s MySpace
LISTEN: “In a Dream” by Skybox
It kind of scares me that electro-pop is transitioning to more girl-y bands like Owl City, and Skybox’s “In a Dream” isn’t exactly beer can-crunching kind of music, but it feels good just listening to it while working on school work. Skybox could be one of those bands you like at first, listen to three times on your iPod and then completely bemoan the following week. Regardless though, Skybox is best at being fluid and light-hearted. It only takes one episode of Gossip Girl or one Twilight movie to make this song a global teen girl sensation (God, spare us all). If the music sings to you (to all of you Upstate New York lcoals), go and check them out in Ithaca, NY on March 5 at The Haunt.
Filed under: Concert Stories, Scene Around Town | Tags: a sunny day in glasgow, Glasgow, ithaca, My Bloody Valentine, Philadelphia, Scene Around Town, Stephen Malkmus, Thruston Moore, Why the Wires
PREVIEW: VISIT A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s Website
Ithaca’s Wildfire Lounge lends itself to open-mic folk music nights. Two enormous Persian rugs in place of a stage create an intimate setting for both audience and performer. However, Why the Wires and A Sunny Day in Glasgow both proved their skills in adaptation, introducing a thick atmosphere of sound to an otherwise serene venue.
Opening for the Philadelphia-based dream pop band, Why the Wires set the mood for the evening with a noisy punk-waltz set. Blending accordion, violin, and saxophone with a traditional band set-up, the Ithaca locals displayed a startling amount of cohesion for a quintet. Lead guitarist Dave Nutt plays with a style akin to Stephen Malkmus and Thurston Moore’s punk-rock lovechild. Raw energy surged through the speakers with every one of his primal screams. Throughout the set, Why the Wires mastered the humble, emotional connection with the audience without being overly dramatic in their performance. Satisfied and stimulated, I was ready for more as the band thanked the audience and, instead of exiting the stage, simply shuffled back into the crowd. Continue reading
Check our awesome 20 Watts exclusive photos and interview with Caution Children, one of the hottest bands coming out of Ithaca today. They played our launch show and now they’re playing on your screen! Photos by Max Jackson and interview by Caitlin Dewey.
— Interview by Caitlin Dewey
— Photos by Max Jackson
Filed under: Interviews, Issue 19, Issue 19 Q&A | Tags: Atlas Sound, Bears in America, Caution Children, central new york, Dandy Little Lions, Devon Stewart, Erica Scarano, indie music, ithaca, Jenny Lewis, Keys N Krates, lo-fi, Minus the Bear, Modest Mouse, Mouth's Cradle, Neko Case, Neon Indian, Royal Bangs, Syracuse, Syracuse University, Taylor Swift, Thao Nguyen, The Avett Brothers, The BQE, The Flaming Lips, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Temper Trap, The xx, Tundra Toes, White Picket Fence, Xylos
Filed under: Features | Tags: americana, central new york, deer tick, Features, ithaca, photos, playlist, podcast, positive jam, Stewart Park, the felice brothers, The Hold Steady, The Rural Alberta Advantage