Friday, July 27, 2012

Paper Mice : Live at Ball Hall from GONZO CHICAGO on Vimeo.

That's right, we've got two stupendous IU shows for all of you Ithacans this weekend - math-rock, punk, noise-rock, post-grind and much more. 

July 27th: Paper Mice (31G), Mouth To Mouth To Mouth, Our Daily Fix, Grady Stiles, King Sized Pegasus
@ The Space at GreenStar, 700 W Buffalo St - 8PM $5

July 29th:  THE CATALYST (Richmond, VA : Perpetual Motion Machine), why+the+wires, Dionaea, Temuchin
@ The Space at GreenStar, 700 W Buffalo St - 8PM $5

Let's have a look and listen...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

You heard that correctly!  CNY's notorious Summer People are working on LP #3 and are giving all of us a sneak peak. Below is a demo of their new one, "Give It Up" recorded by Hunter Davidsohn of Underground River. Keep tabs on the via their blog Burn The Germs. In the meantime, catch them in Brooklyn this Saturday, July 28th at Suburbia with Porches. (with Cameron Wisch on drums), Living Room, and Ithaca's own Mouth To Mouth To Mouth. More info here.

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Space last Wednesday. We've got footage of the brand new BRIAN! piece and a clip from the new improv electronics duo known as Problematic. Check 'em out!



Monday, July 16, 2012

Ithaca Underground is proud to present Diamond Terrifier and Patrick Higgins on July 18th at The Space (700 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY).

Diamond Terrifier is Sam Hillmer of ZS - his saxophone and electronics solo project, to be precise. Named after the English translation of the Indo-Tibetan god-name Vajrabairahva, Diamond Terrifier is concerned with the potential positive qualities of destruction as mediated by noise/drone sheets of sound music.  Check out some footage of this performance in Philly earlier this spring and last year in NYC:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

On Saturday, January 19th, McNeil Music of Ithaca and Angry Mom Records present the first Finger Lakes Girl Bands Battle of the Bands.

What's the scoop? They're looking to catalyze a network for female musicians - all ages, styles, and personalities welcomed. Want to learn more? Check out the about page:

Oh, I should probably mention that the grand prize is recording time and a 7" out on Angry Mom Records. Whoa!!

Where does Ithaca Underground come in?  We too wish to foster a diverse music scene and now call on all female musicians of Ithaca to form bands and support this event.

We would love nothing more to see a female majority Ithaca-based noiserock band going ape-shit on the stage at The Haunt, or some riot grrl spit and sneers, or female cult drone duo, or get heavy with black metal, sludge, or grind.  I know you're out there, so pick up the sticks, axes, electronics and mic and let's show Ithaca what the women of our city can really do.

Ithaca Underground has always supported bringing touring female musicians and bands who support empowered women (see Marnie Stern, Kylesa, Fuck The Facts, I Object, Tinsel Teeth, Bridge & Tunnel, Shellshag, and tons of others).  We would love to put some prime Ithaca-based female DIY acts on to support these lovely bands in the future, so get into it!!!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Big thanks to Chris Knight for the killer footage from our April, 23rd show at The Haunt with Weedeater, ASG, and Cough. The Weedeater footage has been up for a bit, but in case you missed it, it's here too after the jump. Check 'em out!



Good morning all! More show footage, this time from our June 8th show with Andy the Doorbum, Vilipend, Makeshift, and Kaboosh! - great mix of folk, noisecore, and metal on that bill; plus pop-punk from The Hotel Year and State Lines which too place just this past Monday, July 2nd with Cortland's Object. For some unknown reason, the Flip did not keep the King Sized Pegasus footage...

Andy the Doorbum

Monday, July 2, 2012

Long Island's State Lines (Tiny Engine) and Massachusetts' The Hotel Year (Mightier Than Sword) make their Ithaca tour stop down at The Space @ GreenStar tonight at 8PM. The former walk the pop-punk line between melancholy and optimism while the latter craft raw, fast and scrappy melodic punk coupled with tasteful alt-country twang and patient storytelling. State Lines new EP is streaming exclusively through Punknews right now. Both bands also have material streaming via bandcamp below.

Two young, promising punk bands to say the least!  Local youth punks King Size Pegasus and Cortland via Brooklyn M/F duo Object get things started down at The Space tonight - 700 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850 - near Corks & More. Just $5 at the door and as always, this show is all ages. Get down on a Monday!