Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Hey all! Here's a small sample of what you can now find on the Ithaca Underground YouTube channel.  Thanks to Christian deBrigard for the tons of vids from the last few months shows right here: http://www.youtube.com/user/IthacaUnderground

Sunday, July 25, 2010



Formed: 2007

Members: Brett - Vocals/Guitar; Richie - Bass/Vocals; Milo - Percussion; Trevor - Guitar/Vocals

Releases: "'07 Demo" (2007) cass.
               "1968" b/w "Rendezvous" (Feral Kid/Crotch Rot records; 2009)
               v/a - "Rotcore" (Reel Time; 2010)
               "Insubordinates" LP (Cowabunga; 2010)

Tell us about yourselves!

Monday, July 19, 2010

After starting life as a new instrumental project for ex-Postman Syndrome members, East of the Wall now finds itself a few years and a few line-up changes later as the same line-up as Biclops.  In 2009 the bands were merged, choosing to stay under the EotW moniker, and familiar aspects of each band boiled to the surface of this particular brew.  The band made their Translation Loss debut through a three way split with Rosetta and Year of No Light promptly followed up by the bands latest, "Ressentiment" which drops on July 20th.  The band checks in mid-tour with NAME (LifeForce Records - San Francisco, CA) to discuss the transition, the new album, and more.  Check them out at The Shop in Ithaca, NY on Wednesday, July 28th. Show starts at 8PM.

IU: How is the tour with NAME going so far?

Kevin: So far so good. The majority of the shows have been great so far. We've definitely met some great people and had some great times. I think we've played in front of audiences that for the most part haven't heard us before and we managed to make a good impression.

IU:  any best/worst of stories of the tour so far?

Kevin: San Francisco was definitely a highlight. Due to a last minute cancellation, we ended up having 2 days off out there. It's all kind of a blur, but as far as I can remember we had a lot of fun. There haven't been any major low points, with the exception of the relentless heat all throughout the south. It was pretty much 100 degrees or so every day for the first week of the tour, and we were sleeping in the van just about every night. As you can imagine, that wasn't the most pleasant thing in the world, but that's just the price you pay to get to do all of this cool stuff.

IU: How has the the band changed since the line up change?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thursday, July 15th marks the Ithaca return of international super-stars Sleep For The Nightlife! OK, so that's exaggerating but, these four are from Toronto and many people enjoyed their performance last year with Zona Mexicana.  This time around they're be performing with Boston's Ladderlegs and local favs Makeshift and BRIAN!  The band is a year older, a year wiser, and - as all DIY bands - a year broker.  Is broker a word in that context? Regardless, SFTNL team captian Brandon chats it up with Ithaca Underground's Bubba Crumrine with what's old and what's shiny and new!

IU: What have you all be up to since we last saw you last July?

SFTNL: Wow, I don't even know where to begin...Well, we're all a year older, considerably poorer and continuously amassing new debt. We've been playing as much as possible in as many places as possible, writing a lot of new material and working on having a full length out for early next year.

IU: How did the mini-tour with Hey Predator! go?

SFTNL: It was a lot of fun, the Hey Predator! boys are our most-bestest-band-like-buddies, so to do a string of shows with them was awesome. We did one show in an auto shop and played facing each other, trading song-for-song... which was a ton of fun! That show culminated in a drunken 10-piece jam of Neil Young's "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World" complete with each of us taking the biggest jerk solos we could muster. Originally we had planned to do a lot more shows together this summer but ended up deciding to break up the dates into two sections, so we're hoping to visit them in the fall and do some more shows together.

IU: I believe you mentioned you’re on a new label when we spoke in the spring. How did that come to be?

SFTNL: Sure, We've recently struck up a relationship with Easy Tiger Entertainment, a Toronto indie label that's on the verge of doing some big things. They're going to be taking care of us in Canada and helping us get a full-length off the ground, hopefully by the second quarter of 2011. They're absolute sweethearts and have already welcomed us into the family with open arms. How this will affect the USA, I don't know- for now we're just focusing on promoting our current EP "Human People", visiting with all of the wonderful people that we met last year and making as many new friends as possible.

IU: So you mentioned you have new material in the works?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A revolving cast of deviants and delinquents, Cryptorchid Chipmunk (Morgantown, WV) make their first appearance in Ithaca, NY at The Haunt on Saturday, July 17th with Summer People, 4 Point 0 and more.  Ithaca Underground's Bubba Crumrine spends some time with Chris and Ruckas to discuss the bands antics, injuries, The Emotron, and their upcoming full length.

IU: For those unfamiliar with the band, what do you each do in the band?

Ruckus: I play keyboards and I throw up!

Chris: He also arranges and writes a lot of our music.

Ruckus: Yeah, we've been playing without a drummer so I've been arranging all of our back tracks and synthesizers. And because I do that, I don't have to play keyboards as much and I can just puke all over myself. 

Chris: It also means I can play keyboards less to. But I have to push the buttons on the computer. He just does nothing! Oh, I still have to play guitar though. 

Ruckus: I put a lot more work into the music before hand so I can take a break when we're performing (laughs).

Chris: I also book most of our tours and screen print our merch.  I feel like I don't have to go crazy. I just have to play the songs right.

IU: So no drummer this tour?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Band Name: IceBeardShowDown

Location: Ithaca, NY

Formed: 2005/2010

Members: Win Wharton, Mark Pearson, Devin Conathan

Tell us about yourselves!
IceBeardShowDown is the louder, faster remnants of Funk Apteryx, a band that went through many iterations and played many Cornell basement parties. We are now an instrumental trio influenced by the Minutemen, Black Flag, Miles Davis, Steve Reich, free music, Belgian beer, Louie's Lunch, Gordon Sander, Gimme! coffee, music in general.

Features members of:
Funk Apteryx, The Invisible Hand