October 16, 2021
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Local lounge brings back live music

By | Apr 28, 2021

From left, Devon Buckley, Johnny Driscoll, Eliana Maharani and Aria Dawn Tiphereth perform April 10 at Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar. This was the bar’s second live show since the pandemic.

Q&A: IC alumnus performs with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

By | Oct 19, 2016

The bassist and vocalist of the group, James Searl ‘04, helped to form the band in 2001 when he was a sophomore at Ithaca College.

Lupe Fiasco’s raps rock

By | Apr 20, 2011

After a tumultuous two years that saw the release of his album “L.A.S.E.R.S.” pushed several times, rapper Lupe Fiasco is due for some happier times. Following some disputes with his record label Atlantic, the Chicago native finally set forth his latest musical effort last month. His current tour in support of “L.A.S.E.R.S.” saw him take…

Freshman gives all in first live show

By | Feb 23, 2011

Pulsing up and down on the cold tile, a pair of gray Nike sneakers gently thump to an internalized beat. Watching show goers trickle in the doorway, the underground rapper hangs by the stage wings and prepares for his premiere. Small clusters of young people shuffle across the empty dance floor while an older crowd…

Kid Cudi ends concert on upbeat note

By | Nov 10, 2010

Saturday’s Kid Cudi concert at Cornell University’s Barton Hall was more like one-third of a Kid Cudi concert. He didn’t enter the stage until almost two hours into the night, giving the first two performers more time than they should have had for their sets. But when Kid Cudi finally did grace the stage, the…

M.I.A. stays true to eclectic style

By | Oct 5, 2010

British singer M.I.A. is known for controversial antics and songs that emphasize electronic sound and emotion. She’s been the brunt of criticism this past year after she delivered disappointing performances that lacked focus and energy as she mumbled her lyrics and made fans think she looked too high to perform. Though she definitely didn’t seem…

Great Elk sets Wildfire Lounge ablaze

By | Sep 15, 2010

The band was small, the room was small and the crowd was small. But with their country-tinged indie rock and their mellow attitude, Great Elk’s performance at Wildfire Lounge on Saturday night smoothly blended its name into the folky Ithaca music niche.

Master mixers deliver smashin’ party

By | Sep 1, 2010

In a lively show that paired big names like Blink 182 and Lil’ Wayne into smooth dance anthems, mash-up group Super Mash Bros. performed for a packed Cornell University Arts Quad on Saturday, sending the summer out with a bang.

Flaming Lips rock Big Red at concert

By | Apr 22, 2010

Swarms of college students, adults and hipsters flooded into Cornell University’s Barton Hall on Sunday night to witness one of the most well-known live bands deliver a sold-out performance at Big Red.

Original hip-hop songs wow audience

By | Apr 1, 2010

The rain pouring down on South Cayuga Street was chilling Thursday. But inside the Wildfire Lounge, the high-energy performance by Syracuse-based hip-hop group Sophistafunk made the crowd forget about their umbrellas and focus on the upcoming freedom of the weekend.

Band rocks Castaways with Irish sound

By | Mar 26, 2010

Walking into a venue and seeing a bagpipe and fiddle waiting onstage may suggest a classic Celtic show is about to go down. But with Toronto’s Enter The Haggis, the audience gets a performance that is anything but traditional.

The Levon Helm Band captivates audience at The State Theatre

By | Mar 9, 2010

It is not often that one encounters a legend face to face, but when audience members filed in to see Levon Helm perform at 8 p.m. on March 5 in the State Theatre, they were sure to have that experience. Recovering from his 1998 diagnosis of throat cancer, Levon Helm, who has spent his whole…