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September 22, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Metal album smashes

By | May 3, 2016

The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” is exactly what its title alludes to: It’s a messy celebration of self-destruction.

Review: Inconsistent style and dull tracks sink album

By | Apr 25, 2016

We Are Scientists’ latest, “Helter Seltzer,” struggles with genre, lacks standouts, and is, unfortunately, a forgettable album.

Review: Electric-rock tracks fly on Goose’s new album

By | Apr 17, 2016

The Belgian band’s fourth album, “What You Need,” boasts a varied and exciting electronic sound that is only pulled down by ill–thought-out vocals.

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at State Theatre

By | Mar 25, 2016

Award-winning comedian Steven Wright is set to perform at Ithaca’s State Theatre on March 26.

Review: Guest artists augment West’s latest success

By | Feb 22, 2016

Tracks like “Ultralight Beam” and “Real Friends” are superb, and the album’s themes of depression, marriage and fame are examined from various angles.

Review: Generic album bores listeners

By | Feb 15, 2016

“American Idol” has produced only a handful of legitimate mainstream pop acts, and Lee DeWyze is not one of them.

Review: Iconic sequel ‘awakens’ nostalgic ‘Star Wars’ fans

By | Jan 2, 2016

With deep characters and a nostalgic plot, “The Force Awakens” pays respect to the previous “Star Wars” films and creates intrigue about the future of the “Star Wars” franchise, but it plays it a bit safe.

Review: Cudi’s style shift scores

By | Dec 9, 2015

“Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” is not a hip-hop record, and that is a very good thing for artist Kid Cudi. The shift in genre has inspired Cudi to create an intelligent and different record, but it unfortunately struggles with clarity.

Review: Soulful tracks lack heart

By | Nov 16, 2015

While the album does deliver on the promised soul sound, “Heart Blanche” lacks focus when it comes to songwriting.

Review: Peanuts update animation without straying from lore

By | Nov 9, 2015

20th Century Fox presents “The Peanuts Movie,” a light but largely derivative film that adds little to Peanuts’ lore other than an animation update.

Review: ‘Everest’ film turns into a frigid failure

By | Oct 6, 2015

“Everest” had the tools to be a great film, boasting decent acting and interesting cinematography, but it fails in nearly every aspect to connect these pieces together.

Review: Mac Miller’s weak lyrics stifle new album

By | Sep 22, 2015

Save for some good work from everyone else involved, “GO:OD AM” is nothing special.