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