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Band rides eclectic performance

By | Jan 31, 2012

Blind Pilot began as a five person folk-rock outfit in Oregon, but since starting their career, their critically acclaimed folk sound has led them on tours throughout the Northwest on bicycles and to the top of iTunes charts. The band has performed on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman.” On Feb. 11, their converted…

Author serves gin with 101 twists

By | Nov 29, 2011

Michael Turback, an established author with years of experience in the restaurant business, recently published “All the Gin Joints: New Spins on Gin from America’s Best Bars,” a book about one of the nation’s most timeless liqueurs and how bars and restaurants around the country are moving beyond the typical gin and tonic.

Giants to play State Theatre

By | Sep 7, 2011

They Might Be Giants, a Brooklyn-based alternative rock band that earned two Grammys since it began more than 25 years ago, calls its work “independent music for independent people.” The band’s two members, John Linnell and John Flansburgh, released a new studio album, “Join Us,” last July.

Ball raises funds and awareness

By | Oct 23, 2010

Colleges Against Cancer held its annual Pink Ribbon Ball Thursday in the Mondo Gym of the Fitness Center and the more than 100 students in attendance raised $325 for the American Cancer Society.

Rapper’s use of sampling gives CD lyrical swagger

By | Oct 20, 2010

El Da Sensei elected not to break from the styles of his earlier work with his bold new album, “GT2: Nu World.” The notable New Jersey rapper’s talent reminds listeners of the witty rap battle style of CunninLynguists as well as the aggressive delivery of Jedi Mind Tricks. The gifted emcee delivers his lyrics at…

Tao creates rushed record

By | Sep 29, 2010

With compressed snare hits and washy synths, the record “King of Hearts” by rapper Camu Tao presents the listener with a half-baked recording that doesn’t feel complete.

Essayist explains writing process

By | Sep 29, 2010

Through personal essays and poetry writing, author Paisley Rekdal has developed her ability to capture moments in her life and recreate them for readers.

Duo demands attention

By | Sep 15, 2010

Through brilliant songcraft and production, Atmosphere’s “To All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy,” reflects their status as one of the more recognizable rap acts for today’s college audience.

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.

Professor’s political short chosen for showcase

By | Aug 26, 2010

As winners of multiple filmmaking and documentary awards, John Scott, assistant professor of television and radio, and wife Karen Rodriguez, assistant professor of cinema, photography and media arts, have developed a talent for telling stories and conveying powerful messages. Their eight-minute short “Notes on Liberty,” directed by Scott and produced by Rodriguez, was one of…

Local band takes bizarre ride

By | Apr 29, 2010

The apocalyptic view of 2012 inspired Ayurveda’s second album “H. Luminous.” As a result, the musical experience listeners get from the album showcases the Ithaca-based rock band’s latest spiritual endeavors.

Band pioneers music genre

By | Apr 22, 2010

The band My Dear Disco is no ordinary funk-rock band, pioneering their own genre of music they call “Dancethink.” Staff Writer Evan Johnson spoke with guitarist Robert Lester about the nature of “Dancethink,” the band members’ musical backgrounds and their vegetable oil-fueled bus. My Dear Disco will play at 9 p.m. April 27 at Castaways.