Wednesday, December 19, 2012

More great footage from our new pal Nathan Ely from BIG DAY IN. This time we've got our headliners FIRE WHEN READY and CNY heros Summer People tearing it up. Check it. 

Fire When Ready Oh What a Clever Facade//Hit Just The Low Lights//Room Twenty-Four from Nathan Ely on Vimeo.

Summer People How Can You Know//Cry//Baseball Bat//Blue Scare from Nathan Ely on Vimeo.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the last IU show of 2012! BTA's epicly technical compositional shred dissonance was a mind-melting way to end the year. Footage from those three plus Sulaco, Dialysis, and the new Yakbak below.

Behold... The Arctopus

Thursday, December 13, 2012

After four years, Ithaca gets its wish!  This Sunday, December 21st, 2012 at The Haunt, BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS will perform their only show outside of Brooklyn this year and their first upstate NY show since 2008.

For those unfamiliar with the band, take a listen to their latest technical devastation:

The technical instrumental trio from Brooklyn play music inspired by both metal and 20th century classical with emphasis on dissonance, polyrhythms, and jazz-like elements.

Founded by Colin Marston (Krallice, Dysrhythmia, Gorguts) and Mike Lerner in 2001 and quickly became known as one of the most forward thinking and technical bands in the underground extreme metal community, being mentioned in the same breath as Cynic, Gorguts, Meshuggah, Voivod, and touring with the likes of Between The Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Genghis Tron.

In 2009, the legendary Weasel Walter, composer and multi-instrumentalist most well-known for his work with The Flying Luttenbachers and the ugExplode imprint, joined BTA after original drummer Charles Zeleny left he group.

Behold... The Arctopus are perhaps most well-known for Colin Marston's use of a 12-string Warr guitar - a 12 string instrument played primarily by tapping that covers the range of guitar and bass.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BIG DAY IN: Pictues

More than 1,000 words... more to come!

Photo by Time Hunt
Photo by Time Hunt
Photo by Time Hunt

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

BIG DAY IN: Live Video

Thanks to everyone who came out to make this the biggest BIG DAY IN yet!  14 bands, over ten hours of music and a fantastic display of DIY/DIT efforts and community. Here's some proof (more to come too).

Fire When Ready with Aaron Attica "They Call Her Echo"

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Naked Noise: Photos & Video

Thanks to the huge turnout at CSMA on Friday, November 30th. Glad to see such a broad cross section of Ithaca in support of this special event. More to come in 2012.

Credit & thanks to Lanny Huang & Peter Korolov for the footage and CG Photography for the images.

NYS Non-For-Profit confirmation: 
Ithaca Underground now officially a New York State not-for-profit organization, Federal application is next.

On Friday, November 23rd, Ithaca Underground received written confirmation from Albany that their application for New York State not-for-profit status was approved.  This is the first major step towards the organization's ultimate goal of becoming a 501c3 not-for-profit.  The Federal application for recognition of exemption is complete, but will take some time to receive feedback. The board hopes to receive confirmation from the IRS early in the new year.

As an official non-profit organization, Ithaca Underground will have a greater ability to promote and support challenging and diverse music in an all-ages environment for years to come.

Thanks for your continuing support!

~Bubba Crumrine, President of the Board