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Friday, August 30, 2013

Live cuts from Tuesday's Hip-hop show at Just Be Cause!

Milo - I Almost Cut My Hair Off (For Crosby)

Milo - Sweet Chin Music

Safari Al

Sammus - No Hands


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Head on down to Just Be Cause at 1013 W. State St. in Ithaca tonight, Tuesday, August 27th for a night of creative and dynamic hip-hop and Ithaca Underground's final summer show.

Milo (on Hellfire Club, based out of Wisconsin these days) headlines, wielding his latest, a double EP “Things That Happened That Day / Things That Happened That Night”, a beautiful work of progressive hip-hop embracing obtuse, first-person lyrics (see poetry) and spacious, atmospheric beats. A slight departure, but natural progression from his quick-lipped “Milo takes Baths” work from 2012. Milo’s catalogue is personal, academic, glitchy, atmospheric, melodic and full of soul, jazz, indie, and DIY ethics. An answer for anyone who has ever questioned 21st century hip-hop.

TTHTD/TTHTN producer, Riley Lake will bring his own solo, beat-instrumental tunes to the table. Check out his SounCloud here.

Sammus continues to rise, hitting Bandcamp's #1 spot for hip-hop back in July when it initially dropped. If you live in Ithaca and haven't checked her out... do yourself a favor an do so immediately.

Sapience is Ithaca's latest hip-hop edition, spitting fresh, socially conscious rhymes. He'll be joined with a live band with Chris Ploss on the 16s and guitar, Gabe Millman on drums, Ben Mann on Bass, and Aaron Turkle on keys.

See you all at Just Be Cause tonight - 8PM // $5 // ALL AGES

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out to Bubba's birthday show on Friday!!

Mouth To Mouth To Mouth w/ Gulab (Cattle Drums) - full set

The Bulletproof Tiger

All of them Witches

Grady Stiles

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday, August 20th - 8PM / $5 at Just Be Cause, 1013 W. State St., Ithaca, NY (all ages)

WorldService Project (UK) and Nohaybandatrio (Italy) are in the midst of their "40 gigs, 40 days, 6,000 mile" tour - founded by Davide Cardea and Kathrine Fidorra (Megasound Records).

The fourth edition showcases the wacky punk-jazz of British quintet WorldService Project, and the progressive virtuosic rock of the Italian, Nohaybandatrio.

Locals BRIAN! will kick things off with a rare duo performance featuring four new pieces composed for bassoon, guitar, and voice. Elements of prog, math-rock, drone, and even cantor music come into play this time around.

why+the+wires headline, also showcasing new material and their tough to pin down mix of progressively angular, post-punk.

Friday, August 16, 2013

In an effort to spark new bands and encourage new talent to emerge and mingle, Ithaca Underground is hosting their first ever Open Mic night on Friday, September 6th at Just Be Cause (1013 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850).

10 slots are available and sign up starts at 7:30PM at Just Be Cause. First band kicks off at 8PM sharp.

A few notes for attendees and would-be performers:
- No cover, but $2-$5 donations are encouraged.
- Performances will last a maximum of 10 minutes each.
- Local performers only: the majority of band members must reside in the Ithaca metropolitan area (not Syracuse, Binghamton, Cortland, etc).
- Any band signing up must not have already performed or be scheduled to perform at an Ithaca Underground event.
- The band/performer is looking to actively play out in Ithaca (no one-offs).

As Ithaca Underground exists to foster creative, unique, and boundary-pushing music, they are looking for acts to fall somewhere the spectrum of noise, hardcore, punk, grind, sludge, folk-punk, avant garde, solo experimental, math-rock, prog, drone, post-rock, live electronics, hip-hop, and other genre bending mutant forms of music.

At this time, applications from acts falling in the range of traditional singer-songwriter, traditional folk, jam band, blues, "rock", indie pop, funk, and other such genres will not be accepted.

For more information visit the Facebook event or

Thursday, August 15, 2013

It's that time of year again for Bubba's birthday show. This year is packed with three stellar acts from the road - Toronto's instrumental math-rock heroes, The Bulletproof Tiger return for the second year in a row, Buffalo's two-piece math-rock wizards, All of them Witches are back for just their second Ithaca appearance ever, and our Albany brothers in Grady Stiles (intense, emotional, complex hardcore?)... plus Mouth To Mouth To Mouth make a special appearance with Gulab of Cattle Drums on guitar. Time to get wild down at Just Be Cause (1013 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850 | 8PM | $5).

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Big thanks to our videographer, Peter Korolov, for the insanely fast turnaround on these. What and incredible night! Hope you were here for this one. Hearts were on sleeves last night.

Next up is Bubba's birthday show at Just Be Cause (1013 W. State St., Ithaca, NY) with The Bulletproof Tiger, All of them Witches, Grady Stiles, Mouth To Mouth To Mouth with a special appearance of Gulab of Cattle Drums on guitar. See you then!

Cattle Drums

Cattle Drums



Del Paxton

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Vasudeva (NJ/MA) and Gulfer (Montreal) tour hits Ithaca this Saturday, August 10th with CNY's might Cattle Drums headlining and Buffalo's Del Paxton (featuring members of the defunct Beach Parade, Longitude, and Fairway).  Join us for one heck of a stacked line-up of math-rock, indie, and herd-core (ha).

It's also worth noting that the fine folks in Gulfer were instrumental in helping both Cattle Drums and Ithaca's Mouth To Mouth To Mouth with their recent Canadian dates, so let's show 'em some Ithaca love!

Email Ithaca Underground (contact -at- for details. 8PM $5

Cattle Drums (Tiny Engines : Oneonta, NY)
Vasudeva (NJ/MA)
Gulfer (Montreal, QC)
Del Paxton (Buffalo – ex-Longitude/Beach Parade)

Saturday, August 10th
Ithaca, NY 14850
8pm | $5 | All Ages

Friday, August 2, 2013

Big thanks to Chris Knight for these three HD videos from our Just Be Cause not-for-profit center kick-off on July 18th with Listener, Fight A Scary Dog, and Sammus.

For those looking for more Sammus and other hip-hop in Ithaca, she preforms again at JBC with Milo and new Ithaca hip-hop artist, Sapience on Tues, August 27th. More info on Facebook and

Listener - full set

Fight A Scary Dog - full set

Sammus - full set

Monday, July 29, 2013

Last Thursday brought an intimate night of mutant music to Ithaca. Murderedman were outstanding! Great night of music for those looking for something a bit different. Check out footage below, including Sun Spells final set, stripped down to just a duo.




Sun Spells (duo)


Earlier in July, Mouth To Mouth To Mouth went on tour. Here's some footage of many of the killer bands they played with from Ithaca through Canada and back home.

Giraffes? Giraffes! (in Ithaca)

Giraffes? Giraffes! (in Ithaca)

Goddard (in Ithaca)

Golden Python (in Montreal)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Giraffes? Giraffes! on tour and in Ithaca for the first time since 2010!

Giraffes? Giraffes! (New England)
Goddard (Worcester, MA)
Mouth To Mouth To Mouth (Ithaca)
Cameron Wisch (NJ)

Monday, July 15th

Ithaca, NY 14850

8pm | $5 | All Ages 

Email Ithaca Underground for details

Friday, July 12, 2013

You, Me, & the Radio return home from tour and perform at Angry Mom Records this Saturday. Check out their new release on their new label and check them out before they move to Boston!

You, Me, and the Radio (Ithaca)
Cowboy Band (Boston, MA)
Red Sled Choir (Ithaca)

Saturday, July 13th

Angry Mom Records
(Basement of Autumn Leaves Books)
115 The Commons
Ithaca, NY 14850
6PM-8PM | $5 | All Ages

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ITHACA! This Wednesday, there is a very stacked bill to send local math-rock quartet off on the road with the underground legend Cameron Wisch (performing solo and guitar in MTMTM).

Mouth To Mouth To Mouth (Angry Mom Records : Ithaca)
Cameron Wisch (NJ)
Our Daily Fix (NY)
Perhaps (Boston)
Nicknames (NJ)
Sovereignties (NJ)

Wednesday, July 10th

Bands start at 8PM sharp with Sovereignties. $5-$7 donations. Email Ithaca Underground for details.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ithaca Underground's summer shows kick into high gear starting this Saturday, June 22nd with Daido Loori, Yakbak, King Sized Pegasus, and Cocaine Breath.

Links and brief descriptions for all of the shows announced so far are below (a final August show is ready to leave our lips soon).

Daido Loori, Yakbak, King Sized Pegasus, Cocaine Breath
Saturday, June 22nd | 8PM | $5 (email IU for details)

Daido Loori: M/F dual vocal fronted screamo/skramz from NJ. Beautiful, dynamic, with mostly clean-tone guitars and throat shredding vocals.

Yakbak: MTMTM/Beach Parade members playing mathy, melodic punk jams.

King Sized Pegasus: Youth hardcore punk with a brand new 8-track release.

Cocaine Breath: Ultra short set from Dylan Well’s powernoisewtf via Philly/Ithaca.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ithaca Underground is extremely proud to present LISTENER on Thursday, July 18th at the new Just Be Cause Center (former Ithaca Paint bldg) - 1013 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850.

Tickets are on sale now here. 8PM | $8 adv / $10 dos | All Ages

Check out the new single "Eyes To The Ground For Change" from their upcoming LP "Time Is A Machine" coming 6/18/13. More past clips below.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tons of live footage from the McNeil Music stage at Ithaca Festival presented by Ithaca Underground. Full songs from Fight A Scary Dog, Misses Bitches, Red Sled Choir, Kaboosh!, Yakbak, ex wife, Sammus, We Are Whaleshark, Counter Pursuit, why+the+wires, Del Paxton, Temuchin, Centopeia below.

Fight A Scary Dog

Thursday, June 6, 2013

6/14 UPDATE: The ribbon cutting has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

Ithaca Underground is very pleased to share this press release on the new Just Be Cause Center for not-for-profit organizations as starting late summer 2013, we will be holding many of our shows at this new location. Details below!

Just Be Cause Center Ribbon-Cutting and Open House

 ITHACA, NY – The Just Be Cause Not for Profit Development Center (JBCC) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on June 20 from 3 to 5 pm. The public is invited to the ceremony and to tour the new center.

The JBCC, located at 1013 W. State Street in the old Ithaca Paint Company building, will fulfill some of the functions lost when the Women’s Community Building closed. It has five office spaces, a conference room, and two multi-purpose activity rooms for use by local non-profits.

“The building is dedicated to Judy Dietz, to honor the spirit of how she lived her life: caring for other people and always working to make sure the community is a better place to be,” said Jerry Dietz of his late wife. JBCC will be owned by the newly formed Just Be Cause Foundation and will be managed by Dietz’s company, C.S.P. Management, LLC.

The extensive renovation of the approximately 5,100 square foot building included new bathrooms, air conditioning, heating, carpeting, kitchen, WIFI and  shared office equipment. “We wanted it to be a really nice space to work in” said Dietz.

The rental for the offices will be well below market rate, in order to allow non-profits previously unable to afford dedicated office space to do so. Other community organizations will also be able to book time in the conference and activity rooms.

The goal, says Dietz, “is for the Just Be Cause Center to allow organizations to come together and draw energy from each other and operate more effectively because of that synergy.”

New King Sized Pegasus!

Ithaca youth hardcore punk trio King Sized Pegasus (great name!!) have their first studio effort streaming now for free/pay-what-you-want on bandcamp.

Recorded live by Nick Bullock at his studio in Ithaca, NY in collaboration with Angry Mom Records.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ithaca Festival hits once again this weekend and Ithaca Underground presents 13 bands across 1.5 days. Punk, folk, indie, hip-hop, prog, math-rock, and more. Links & vids after the break...

McNeil Music
110 West Green Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

08:00 Fight A Scary Dog
07:00 Misses Bitches
06:00 Red Sled Choir
05:00 Kaboosh!

08:00 Yakbak (MTMTM / ex-Beach Parade
07:15 ex wife
06:30 Sammus
05:30 We Are Whaleshark
04:30 Counter Pursuit
03:45 Del Paxton (ex-Beach Parade/Longitude)
03:00 why+the+wires
02:15 Temuchin
01:30 Centopeia

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

HD Video of Mortals, Dads, and Hiroshima Vacation courtesy of  Chris Knight!



Hiroshima Vacation

Hiroshima Vacation did back to back Ithaca/Syracuse gigs this past weekend and Bubba snagged a bit of video of both shows. More after the break...

Fucking Invincible (members of Daughters/Soul Control)

Chaos Came to Be "Snuffy"

Night Terror


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thanks for another great BIG DAY IN!  Live video of the first six bands. More to come!

Blood Money

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

BIG DAY IN #8 Preview

We're less than two weeks away from Ithaca Underground's biannual day-fest celebration of DIY music - BIG DAY IN.  This will be #8 and the fourth occurrence of the May edition.

Let's check out set times first, then we'll dive into music and video... 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Keep your mind-altering weekend going this Sunday as we a technically and creatively diverse line-up to The Haunt - 6PM | $7 | All Ages

Meek is Murder returns to Ithaca to headline with their technically brutal, metallic hardcore and mathematical cacophony.

Lazer/Wulf join us for the first time from Georgia - though their inner Zruda and ex-Gaylord bandmates are no new-commers to The Haunt stage. It's thrash, it's indie rock, it's jazz fusion, crust punk, and doom sludge and funk in 7/8... and just plain good music.

Georgia brethrens MANRAY also will hit Ithaca for this first time on Sunday. Imagine a beautiful exhale of math-rock, punk, hardcore, and metal into one seamless breath and you're getting there.

Locals BRIAN! will kick things off at 6:30PM with their CD release of their first album as a trio. Tracks are streaming now:

Don't miss out... 3 touring bands and a local release show in one for just $7.

The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850 - Sunday, April 21st 6PM 

Ithaca’s premier record store, Angry Mom Records, will celebrate the 6th international Record Store Day this Saturday, April 20th, opening doors at 10AM.

The all-day event features free in-store live music by ten prominent local bands, plus the release of hundreds of limited-edition vinyl records specially pressed for Record Store Day available only at independent record stores.

Admission is free. Here's what the live music line-up looks like for this year:

12:30 pm Flaming Lips listening
01:20 pm BATISTA
02:00 pm Big Mean Sound Machine
02:40 pm Underground River
03:20 pm Tzar
04:00 pm Summer People
04:40 pm Soft Healer
05:20 pm Go Ogres
06:00 pm Lofts
06:40 pm King Sized Pegasus
07:20 pm Sun Spells

115 The Commons (W. State St./MLK Jr. Blvd.), downtown Ithaca, NY
In the basement of the Autumn Leaves bookstore

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New BRIAN! streaming now!

Local bassoon-driven prog trio BRIAN! have given us the first peak at their upcoming album, which hits this Sunday, April 21st at The Haunt. Check out "It's..." now:

BRIAN! features David Resig on amplified bassoon, Willie B. (Tzar, Johnny Dowd) on drums & percussion, and Bubba Crumrine (Mouth To Mouth To Mouth, Hiroshima Vacation) on guitar, bass, electronics and voice.

The band was founded as a duo of Resig and Crumrine in 2009 and continued as such until early 2012 when Willie B. was brought in on drums.  The trio are pull a strong influence from prog and and the Rock-In-Opposition movement, but also pull from math-rock, 20th century composition, ambient and noise, avant-garde, and heavy rock. Their upcoming 5 track, 37 minute release marks their first recorded material as a three-piece.

Sunday, April 21st @ The Haunt: Meek Is Murder (NY), Lazer/Wulf (GA), Manray (GA), with BRIAN! kicking it off at 6:30PM.  Doors at 6PM | $7 | All Ages

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

One of 2012's most awe-inspiring events returns to CSMA with the ever-growing NAKED NOISE improv drone ensemble on Friday, April 4th at 9PM.

Join us once again as we transform the CSMA Auditorium into an ethereal sound garden, with a massive 22 musician, amplified ensemble of ritual drone with visuals.

This is far more than just a show - more of a total transcendental sound experience. The performers will be set up in a ring, where the audience is encouraged to wander around the circle of musicians and experience the performance from a variety of angles. The sound will stretch and mutate based on which performers you're closest to.

The performance will be entirely improvised with each musician dedicated to the ebb and flow of chaos and restraint.

NAKED NOISE will once again be curated by Sun Spells (Jeff, Heather, Judd, Aydin, and Owen) and include members of TZAR (Brian Wilson, Michael Stark), LOFTS (Bruce Hyde), Time/Being (John & Mario), Soft Healer (Will & Marie), Hiroshima Vacation (VII Caso), BRIAN! (Bubba), The Invisible Hand (Devin Conathan), You, Me, and the Radio (Katie McShane, Damien Scalise, Luara Karlson-Carp), The Sutras (AJ Strauss), Electric Golem (Trevor Pinch), plus Matthew Saccuccimorano (Black Castle, Sound Awake, etc.), and Michael Troutman, with visuals by Nils Hoover (Newman Brothers).

Friday, April 5th
Community School of Music & Art
3rd Floor Auditorium, 330 E State / MLK Jr St., Ithaca, NY 14850
9PM | All AGES | $5

Who's doing what? View below...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Last minute show with Itto was absolutely breathtaking. Their new material is going to erase minds. One cut from their upcoming split and the first track from the 10".  New Yakbak and a noisy Batista cut.

Itto (new)


Yakbak (new)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Thanks for joining us for a night of heaviness! Clips below.

Black Table "Heist"

Vattnet Viskar 'Weakness'

More after the break...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chicago, math/punk/hardcore/skramz/etc quintet bring their complex tunes to Ithaca this Sunday, March 24th. 8PM $5

Locals BATISTA and Yakbak (MTMTM, ex-Beach Parade) will get things rolling.

Vattnet Viskar bring their Ambient blackened doom to Ithaca on Friday. From the small town of Plaistow, NH to signing with Century Media, VV have quickly risen among the ranks of US black metal acts with their self-titled EP.

In tow, will be another heavy acts on the rise, Black Table, who's proggy, female fronted experimental metal is turning heads left and right.

Hiroshama Vacation and CHUD will kick things off. 8PM / $5 - contact Ithaca Underground for details.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thanks to those who made it out to KEN Mode & Fight Amp on Monday night! Best to luck to those dudes on their dates with Today Is The Day & Black Tusk.  LOFTS footage coming soon...

KEN mode


Hiroshima Vacation "Intolerant Towards Intolerance" & "Overachiever"

Hiroshima Vacation - "Intergalactic DMT Spirit Network"

Keeping warm with a night of complex, noisy, and mathy hardcore & punk!

More vids of all these bands up on the Ithaca Underground YouTube Channel.






Friday, March 1, 2013



The Newman Brothers

We Are Whaleshark

Beautiful night of experimental creations. Very inspiring. Video from C.J. Boyd, Jessica Pavone, and Purple Henry below!

C.J. Boyd

Jessica Pavone

Thursday, February 28, 2013

On Monday, March 4th at The Haunt, KEN Mode return to Ithaca for the first time in 10 years on the eve of their tour with Today Is The Day and Black Tusk (both of whom have also past through in recent years). Their latest "Entrench" hits March 19th via Season Of Mist:

We've got a killer line-up of metallic hardcore, sludge punk, noise-rock, and blistering grindcore/powerviolence. Get familiar with the bands and be there at 7PM for the first act!

Sludgy, genre-bending punk/noise-rock from Jersey.

Local blown-out noise rock duo.

Hiroshima Vacation (with Bubba Crumrine)

Local grindcore/powerviolence duo expands to a trio with Ithaca Underground president, Bubba Crumrine on electronics.

Monday, March 4th @ The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
7PM Start | $10 | All Ages

Amazing show all around! Hope you were able to join us on Tuesday, Feb 26th for Man Man and Murder By Death. Thanks to our videographer Lanny Huang, we were able to capture a couple songs from both bands.

Murder By Death:
"Brother" and "Until Morale Improves, The Beatings Will Continue"

Man Man:
(unknown song - new?) and "Hurly/Burly"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hopefully the next BIG DAY IN coming on May 4th, 2013 is kicking up dreams of merriment in your little noggin at the moment, but right now we're going back in time with some solid HD video from Cerce, Old Wounds, Vaura, and Porches up now via the IU YouTube channel.

Cerce - "Weary" and more

Old Wounds



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fantastic footage via Chris Knight from the February 2nd show with Blues Control and Sun Spells. Multi-angle, omni-directional goodness right here.

Blues Control

Sun Spells

Like it says!! Moar video for your eyes and ears. Hope you were here for this one.

Attic Abasement

Attic Abasement

killer BOB

killer BOB


Soft Healer

br /> Soft Healer

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wow! What a phenomenal, intimate show with Waxahatchee back in January. Thanks to everyone who came out to join us. Thanks to Chris Knight for the fantastic clip from Katie's set.


Modern Hut

Rye N' Clover

Red Sled Choir

Friday, January 25, 2013

Local math-rock quartet, Mouth To Mouth To Mouth have released an 8-track live album entitled "Hey, These Aren't My Glasses!" on Pirate House Records.

Recorded by Chris Knight (Big Day In DVD, etc) on Friday, January 19th and features three, as-yet-unreleased tracks - Dank HillBardzo Dobze, and Our Siberian Traps.

Oh, and it's 100% free. Live, raw, and free. Listen, share, and just take it.

Live video from two very different shows!  First up is A Fucking Elephant & Yakbak from Jan 17th (more footage coming) and two clips from the massively successful (IE filled to capacity) GIRL BANDS show on Jan 19th with the winner Go Ogres and the fan favorite Misses Bitches.

A Fucking Elephant

Yakbak (duo)

Go Ogres

Misses Bitches

As always, be sure and check out the Ithaca Underground YouTube Channel for almost 800 local, regional, and national live clips and our own favorites.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Live video from the road!  Mouth To Mouth To Mouth recently went on a 4 day mini-tour and brought back some footage for your viewing pleasure - including two new MTMTM tracks "Dank Hill" and "Bardzo Dobze".  Lots of math-rock, hardcore, and punk stuff happening here.

Mouth To Mouth To Mouth "Dank Hill" (Video by Chris Knight)

Mouth To Mouth To Mouth "Bardzo Dobze" (Video by Chris Knight)

Secret Plot to Destroy The Entire Universe (PA)

Mouth To Mouth To Mouth (Video by Toni Fallon-Goodwin)

Marloneisha (NJ)

Young Enthusiasts (MA)

County Drop (NJ)

Invisible GardenTool (NJ, one-off set from members of ex wife)

CounterPursuit (Syracuse)

Blood Money (Syracuse

Blood Money (Syracuse

The Street Rats

Triple 5 Spout (Ithaca)

Triple 5 Spout

As always, be sure and check out the Ithaca Underground YouTube channel with over 700 live music clips!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ithaca's Mouth To Mouth To Mouth will be hitting the road this weekend with three new math-rock jams to share with you!  In celebration, they've put their debut EP from 2010, engineered by Phil Abbott at Pyramid Sound Studio, up for free download on bandcamp.

1/10 in Syracuse with Counter Pursuit, Blood Money, Street Rats
1/11: in Ithaca with Blood Money, Kaboosh!, Triple 5 Spout
1/12 in New Brunswick, NJ with Marloneisha (NJ), Young Enthusiasts (MA), County Drop (NJ)
1/13 in Binghamton with Why The Wires, Secret Plot... (PA)

Contact the band for details!