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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

September 24, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

International greatness

By | May 1, 2008

Senior Ithacapella president Christopher Rossi has been performing with the group since he was a freshman. The group placed fourth in the world in the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella, held last month at New York’s Lincoln Center. Assistant Accent Editor Patrick Doyle spoke to Rossi about the group’s performance. Patrick Doyle: You guys…

Revision to amplify at Castaways album release show

By | Apr 24, 2008

Before playing shows, the members of Revision load gear into their van at their Ithaca home. Then they head to the nearest restaurant, where they fill up their van — with vegetable oil. The band met while attending Ithaca College and formed in 2001. It features John Petronzio ’04 (keyboard/vocals), Nick Bullock ’02 (guitar/vocals) and…

Haynes to bring jam and reggae to State Theatre

By | Apr 17, 2008

Warren Haynes’ résumé reads like a classic rock fan’s dream: He has been a member of The Allman Brothers Band since the group reunited in 1989 and also fronts his own group, Gov’t Mule. In 2004 he stepped into Jerry Garcia’s spot when the remaining members of The Grateful Dead toured. Assistant Accent Editor Patrick…

Dylan tangled up in films at Cornell series

By | Apr 10, 2008

Bob Dylan’s songs are full of film references, from “Brownsville Girl” to “Desolation Row.” So it’s no surprise the singer has put himself on the big screen a few times throughout his 45-year career. Cornell Cinema is showcasing “Bob Dylan: On Screen,” a Dylan film festival. “The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live…

Experimental band thrives on unique live shows

By | Feb 29, 2008

Brooklyn six-piece Excepter uses only electronic instruments. The band has developed a reputation as an experimental group through songs like “Burgers” and “Kill People” and has released hours of material as online podcasts. Assistant Accent Editor Patrick Doyle spoke with lead singer John Fell Ryan about the group’s writing process and the benefits of not…

Grassroots band going strong

By | Feb 15, 2008

Donna the Buffalo has played in various incarnations since 1988, blending folk, bluegrass and zydeco music. The quintet, from Trumansburg, N.Y., has become a fixture at summer music festivals and founded the popular Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance. Assistant Accent Editor Patrick Doyle spoke to guitarist and founding member Jeb Puryear about…

Seeing the wrong shades

By | Feb 8, 2008

When sophomore Mark Ahrens was in kindergarten, he used watercolors to paint an underwater scene — it had fish, a cruise ship and a bright yellow sun. He proudly hung it up to dry in the classroom and was then approached by two inquisitive girls in the class. “[They] asked me “Why’d you paint the…

Hard rock act plans to bring fresh sound to old crowd

By | Jan 25, 2008

Local metal act Armageddon Monks began in 2003 as a cover band at Cornell University and has since evolved into a group of full-time, gigging songwriters. The quintet recently released its self-titled third album and will perform tomorrow night at The Haunt. Assistant Accent Editor Patrick Doyle spoke to guitarist Steve Goldman about the band’s…

Hard rock act plans to bring fresh sound to old crowd

By | Jan 25, 2008

Local metal act Armageddon Monks began in 2003 as a cover band at Cornell University and has since evolved into a group of full-time, gigging songwriters. The quintet recently released its self-titled third album and will perform tomorrow night at The Haunt. Assistant Accent Editor Patrick Doyle spoke to guitarist Steve Goldman about the band’s…

Documentary brings rising Muslim punk scene to campus

By | Nov 29, 2007

Chaos ensued when punk group Secret Trial Five performed at the Islamic Society of North America conference last summer in Indiana. The all female group directly violated the Islamic belief that females are not allowed to sing in public. Police shut the event down and threatened to arrest performers for the “disorder.” Author Michael Muhammed…

Garage rockers anticipate dynamic future

By | Apr 19, 2007

Combing the garage-rock fury of bands like The White Stripes with the easygoing attitude of The Clash, the Georgia trio The Whigs “may be the best new band of 2006,” according to Rolling Stone. Recently signed to Dave Matthews’ label ATO Records, the group will be playing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cornell University in…

Bringing ska to Ithaca

By | Mar 9, 2007

Ska may not be at the height of its popularity anymore, but that isn’t limiting Buffalo-based group Endive’s fan base. The seven-piece band, which includes a horn section, has been playing for five years. It will celebrate the release of its latest album, “Retox, Benders, and Other Short Stories,” with release shows in several towns,…