UPCOMING EVENTS

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

Aug 2

Aug 2

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm Ages 16+ Only

Price: $10

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Age policy: 16+ with ID / under 16 with a parent or guardian

Lucid was born in a small Adirondack town called Plattsburgh: a place every band should be so lucky to call home. The locals there love live music, and give it their unrelenting support, while several colleges in the area provide a constant stream of new listeners eager to participate in the party. The town is flooded with musicians in one of the tightest and largest (per capita) music scenes in any city in America. On a given Friday night one can walk out of a bar where pulsing mambo beats drive the audience from their seats, into another where a frenzied crowd thrashes to raging death metal, into another where a cover band plays 80s favorites, and likely you will be followed by one or more of these musicians as they hop from band to band to play with their friends for a song or two. It is in this diverse and supportive environment that Lucid grew into adulthood.
The central core of Lucid has been evolving together for nearly a decade, with just a few line-up changes, the most recent being the addition of Chris “Hollywood” English on the drums. Chris is joined by Lowell Wurster (percussion, harp and vocals), Kevin Sabourin (guitar and vocals), Jamie Armstrong (saxophones, clarinet and vocals), Chris Shacklett (bass, trombone and vocals), and Andrew Dellar (keyboards, accordion and vocals).

Brewery Ommegang - Cooperstown, NY

with Langhorne Slim and The Law plus Spirit Family Reunion

Aug 3

Aug 3

Doors open at 4:00 pm Starts at 7:00 pm All ages

Price: $35-$50

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Old Crow Medicine Show got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows.

It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. In November of 2011 Old Crow's classic single, "Wagon Wheel", received the RIAA's Gold certification for selling over 500,000 copies.

In 2011 Old Crow found themselves embarking on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford and Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This tour had the bands riding a vintage train from California to New Orleans, playing shows along the way. The magic of this musical excursion across America's vast landscape is captured in the Emmet Malloy directed documentary, Big Easy Express. In 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show, along with Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, won the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film.

Old Crow Medicine Show now have four studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records - O.C.M.S and Big Iron World produced by David Rawlings, and Tennessee Pusher produced by Don Was. On their newest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions. Carry Me Back, released by ATO Records and produced by Ted Hutt, represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band.

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

Aug 12

Aug 12

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm Ages 16+ Only

Price: $22.50

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Due to a scheduling conflict, we are forced to move the Jerry Douglas show from 8/5 to 8/12. All previous tickets purchased will be honored.



Age policy: 16+ with ID / under 16 with a parent or guardian

Dobro master and 13-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.

Called “dobro’s matchless contemporary master,” by The New York Times, thirteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music, both as a solo artist and member of groundbreaking bands including J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas’ distinctive sound graces more than 1500 albums, including discs released by Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.

Since 1998, he’s been a key member of “Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas”, touring extensively and co-producing and playing on a series of platinum albums. He has produced albums for Krauss, the Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, and Jesse Winchester and is is co-Music Director of the acclaimed BBC TV series Transatlantic Sessions, and his latest solo album Traveler features guest appearances by such notable friends as Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, and Eric Clapton, among others.

As he continues his incalculable influence on Americana, bluegrass and their many related genres, Douglas forges as a true pioneer in American music.

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

with Grooms

Aug 21

Aug 21

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm Ages 16+ Only

Price: $10

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Age policy: 16+ with ID / under 16 with a parent or guardian

Hooray for Earth is a New York City-based rock band built around the home-recordings of singer and multi-instrumentalist Noel Heroux. The group first emerged publicly as Hooray for Earth in late 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The band played shows and self-released early demo recordings locally in Boston and the surrounding area until Heroux moved to New York City in August 2007. On February 26, 2008, Dopamine Records released the six-track ''Cellphone'' EP, which was recorded during the months leading up to Heroux's departure to New York. Following Heroux's relocation, the Hooray for Earth project laid primarily dormant, until early 2009 when Heroux teamed up with Brooklyn local producer/engineer Josh Ascalon to co-produce a group of new recordings. Several months of casual studio work produced a set of songs which would find release in the form of the ''Momo'' EP. ''Momo'' was first released by eMusic Selects, a program in which unknown, unsigned artists are hand-picked by eMusic's editors for exclusive digital-only releases through the site. Dovecote Records later re-issued ''Momo'' (June 1, 2010) including an additional track, new artwork and CD/Vinyl formats. The band have toured the United States extensively following the release of ''Momo'', including support slots for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood, A Place to Bury Strangers and Architecture in Helsinki. In October 2010, Hooray for Earth's one-off single "A Place We Like" was released as a free download. The song, recorded at RAD Studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, is a collaborative production between Hooray for Earth and Brooklyn musician Twin Shadow. In July and August of 2010, Heroux spent six weeks writing and recording material for Hooray for Earth's first full-length LP, ''True Loves''. Heroux performed, engineered and produced the album, with Ciampini, Principe and Benacquista entering the studio periodically with instrumental contributions. Several of the album's songs feature vocal contributions by New York City noise-pop group and frequent collaborators Zambri. The album was mixed by Chris Coady. ''True Loves'' was released by Dovecote Records on June 7, 2011. ''True Loves'' received generally positive reviews with a Metacritic rating of 81/100. In fall 2011, Hooray for Earth toured the United States with Staten Island band Cymbals Eat Guitars. London based record label Memphis Industries released ''True Loves'' in Europe in February 2012, with lead single "No Love" landing prominently on BBC's Radio 1 playlist. "No Love" is featured in the soundtrack of the video game ''MLB 12: The Show''. Hooray For Earth is currently touring in support of the European release of ''True Loves''.

Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY

with I Killed The Prom Queen, Capture The Crown

Aug 22

Aug 22

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 6:30 pm Ages 16+ Only

Price: $17

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16+ w/ ID

State Theatre of Ithaca - Ithaca, NY

Aug 29

Aug 29

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

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With a heady blend of precision punk and serpentine classic rock (the band has drawn comparisons to everyone from the Pixies and Sonic Youth to Elvis Costello and Tom Petty), enigmatic, Texas-based indie pop outfit Spoon went from underground press darlings to one of the genre's premier commercially and critically acclaimed alternative rock acts. Formed in Austin by singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, Spoon released its debut EP, Nefarious, on the small Texas imprint Fluffer Records in 1994, eventually re-recording three of the songs for its 1996 full-length debut, Telephono, for Matador. The album was noisy, hook-filled, and generally well-received, but it wasn't until 1997's Soft Effects EP that the group began to hone in on the tight, minimalist pop that would become its forte. A brief and tumultuous affair with Elektra Records began in 1998 with the release of A Series of Sneaks, and quickly ended after the band was dropped in the midst of an internal company shakeup (the record was reissued in 2002 on Merge with two bonus tracks that chronicled the group's disappointment with major-label politics).
Girls Can Tell It was with prominent indie label Merge that the band would go on to carve out its niche in the increasingly widening modern rock mainstream, specifically with Girls Can Tell (2001) and Kill the Moonlight (2002) (the latter spawned the single "The Way We Get By," which appeared on the popular teen drama The O.C.), both of which found the group taking a more adventurous approach with its sound. Released in 2005, Gimme Fiction soared even higher, debuting at number 44 on the Billboard charts and selling over 160,000 copies, while 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga made it to number ten and sold over 300,000 copies in the U.S., topping nearly every major critic's year-end list. Spoon, who by this time had become a fixture on soundtracks, television programs, and late-night talk shows, released its seventh full-length album, Transference, on January 18, 2010. It debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. The band then took an extended hiatus of nearly four years, before resurfacing in 2014 with the announcement of another new album, Spoon's eighth.

The Dock - Ithaca, NY

Aug 30

Aug 30

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $10

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"We never really consciously have a plan of action. If you call a plan of action 'just get better,' then that's the plan we went with for this album."
So says The Pack A.D. drummer Maya Miller of the process that led the hard-slogging East Vancouver duo to its fifth album and Nettwerk debut, Do Not Engage. And it's hard to disagree. Long celebrated on the fringes of Canada's endlessly fruitful indie-rock scene as a feral live act non pareil and a band destined to eventually make that one record that finally puts it over the top, The Pack A.D. has delivered the album that should finally, genuinely – yes – put it over the top. The tirelessly hard-working and hard-touring duo of guitarist/vocalist Becky Black and powerhouse drummer Miller doesn't even consider Do Not Engage as a fifth recording, in fact; it's moved so far beyond the primal banshee-blooze of its first two albums, 2007's debut Tintype and 2008's Funeral Mixtape, that they no longer considers them part of their catalogue. "I don't count the first two anymore as they feel so far away from what we do now," Miller told the Vancouver Province earlier this year.
Miller's selling The Pack's past achievements a bit short in that statement, but whatever. Black and Miller have pretty much lived in their van for the past six years – two vans, actually, as the first succumbed to exhaustion on the point of disintegration after steering them to a couple hundred shows within the year between 2010's noticeably focused step up, We Kill Computers, and 2011's exceptional Unpersons (accurately described to the Toronto Star by Miller at the time as "a really loud, fun punk record"). But, with Do Not Engage, The Pack A.D. did indeed get better. Much better. Much harder, much nastier, more versatile and much more confident.
Lead single "Battering Ram" maintains a tether to the stormy alterna-Delta dystopia from whence The Pack first sprang. But the band's repertoire has expanded to take in the churlishly infectious stoner-rock of "Creeping Jenny," the bittersweet pseudo-shoegaze ache of "Airborne" and the post-Pixies retro-grunge fuzz of "Big Shot," which sounds like Weezer being joyously molested back in the day by Babes in Toyland and Hole at the same time. "Rocket," for its part, proffers a concise picture of how far The Pack A.D.'s self-imposed program of conscientious self-betterment has brought them: it announces Black and Miller's arrival as nuanced, pop-savvy arrangers and masters of dark lyrical wit, and also Black's maturity into a heart-tugging emotive singer.
"We've been getting more straight-up rock, I think, and I guess a little weirder," says Miller. "It's sort of a natural evolution, how we've changed," adds Black, crediting some of the new record's advances to a habit shared with Miller of "listening to too much psych-rock and zoning out. I really like that genre of music."
"I guess some bands never change but, I don't know, I think most bands do. You've gotta keep trying new things or it's just boring."
Do Not Engage reunites The Pack A.D. with Detroit producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Electric Six, The Mooney Suzuki, Dirtbombs), a friend-turned-collaborator who insisted upon working behind the boards for Unpersons – a record that would go on to earn the band its first Juno Award nomination in 2013 for "Breakthrough Group Of The Year" – and has proven himself something of an ideal "ghost" third member by coaxing Black and Miller to their finest work yet on Do Not Engage. Within the bleak confines of a converted Motor City chicken-processing plant, no less.
"He's very easy to work with," says Miller. "He really gets us. All his instincts are very much anything that we would think of at any given time. We're all sort of organically working together and it's really easy. It's just like friends hanging out. We didn't go out looking for a producer, let's put it that way. That came naturally. We were friends first and it kinda went from there, and that's how we try to approach everything with our music."
"We like the same things, I think," adds Black. "We have the same ideas. He likes to bring out a lot of low end and every choice that he makes, I'm like: 'Yeah, that's a great idea.' There's a good connection there, I guess."
With its most confident and original recorded calling card to date now in hand ("Let's put it this way," says Miller wryly, "I don't hate this album yet, and I usually hate them fairly quickly") The Pack A.D. will continue to do what it has relentlessly done since the beginning – albeit this time on a larger, more international scale.
"We're probably gonna tour this one even harder," says Miller.
"We record an album and then we kinda have nothing to do except tour," affirms Black. "This is our only job. We're itching to tour."

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

Sep 2

Sep 2

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm Ages 16+ Only

Price: $10

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Age policy: 16+ with ID / under 16 with a parent or guardian

For over a decade, Orgone has been steaming up nightclubs and drenching the largest music festivals in the country in sweat. Serving a cold-blooded concoction of deep soul, rare funk, and afro-disco with a raw rock star edge that is uniquely LA, Orgone’s music grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet, and shoves you out onto the dance floor. Tough, sexy, and adventurous, this sonic muscle car shifts through multiple gears from slyly slinky to seismically cinematic, while remaining spacious and uncluttered. eMusic says: “Their music is terrifically unfussy, big slabs of grizzled R&B, greasy as fatback, and thick as a very particular kind of smoke.” For their searing live performances and warm, dirty homegrown recordings, Orgone has been called “One of the heaviest acts we’ve heard in years” by Dusty Groove America.

The band is a symbiosis of eight seasoned musicians, at the core of which are keyboardist Dan Hastie and guitarist Sergio Rios who started creating classic sounds as green teens brought together by a mutual affinity for raw soul recordings. Members of Orgone have collaborated/performed with the Roots, Al Green, Gil Scott-Heron, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Breakestra, Thievery Corporation, and the Monophonics. As tight in the studio as they are on stage, …as the backing band on Cee Lo Green’s multiple Grammy Award-winning track “Fool for You” and Alicia Keys’ “As I Am” album.

Up front and unmistakable is Adryon de Leon, Orgone’s lightning rod, whose hearty, agile vocals are an intoxicating foil to the gritty intensity of the band. Orgone is currently getting their hands dirty in KillionSound, their Fortress of Soulitude, injecting the pure, passionate heat of their live sound into wax. Throughout this year, the band will maintain a strong touring presence while tantalizing crowds with new material from their upcoming album, which will be released into the wild in the Fall of 2014.

Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY

with Admirers

Sep 2

Sep 2

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm Ages 16+ Only

Price: $25

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16+ w/ ID

Brewery Ommegang - Cooperstown, NY

Sep 6

Sep 6

Doors open at 5:00 pm Starts at 7:00 pm All ages

Price: $36-$51

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