UPCOMING EVENTS

Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY

with MoChester

Oct 25

Oct 25

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

Price: $22

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16+ w/ ID

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

Oct 26

Oct 26

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

Price: $10-$13

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

Diarrhea Planet is a six-piece rock and roll band from Nashville, TN. Their sound has often been described as The Ramones holding Van Halen hostage with an arsenal of fireworks and explosives. Diarrhea Planet's four guitarists provide enough riffs to make Jack Black squeal like a schoolgirl, while lead singer Hodan delivers enough hooks to straighten the curl out of Justin Timberlake's hair. In a world of unintelligible lo-fi recording, reverb drenched vocals, and tuneless guitars, Diarrhea Planet aims to put the backbone back into rock and roll.

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

Oct 28

Oct 28

Doors open at 7:30 pm Starts at 8:30 pm Ages 16+ Only

Price: $15-$68

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

Aaron Carter became an international pop sensation at the age of 10 and went on to release several hit singles and multiplatinum albums as well as appear in film, television and on Broadway. Carter recently finished a successful North American tour performing songs he made famous during the past 15 years. He is currently recording a new album and preparing for his next tour.

Carter, now 26, began his career at the age of 7 singing lead for the band Dead End. Two years later in 1997 he made his first solo appearance when he opened for brother Nick Carter’s band the Backstreet Boys in Berlin, Germany. Within months Carter was signed to a record label and released his first hit single, “Crush On You,” followed by his first album, “Aaron Carter” which achieved gold status in several countries around the world.

After signing with Jive Records the following year, Carter released his next album, “Aaron’s Party” in 2000, which was an instant success and went triple platinum selling more than 3 million copies. “Oh Aaron” was released in 2001, which also went platinum, followed by the double platinum album “Another Earthquake” in 2002. His collection album, “Most Requested Hits,” was released in 2003, followed by “Come Get It: The Very Best of Aaron Carter” in 2006.

One of the top pop acts of his time, Carter regularly toured around the world performing for millions of adoring fans. His best-known singles include “I Want Candy,” “Aaron’s Party,” “That’s How I Beat Shaq,” “Oh Aaron” and “I’m All About You.” Carter was also the featured opening act for the world tour of Britney Spears.

In 2013 Carter kicked-off the “After Party Tour,” his first tour in eight years, which was initially scheduled for 80 shows across North America but quickly grew to more than 150 dates after strong initial ticket sales.

Carter’s television credits include “Lizzie McGuire,” “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” “7th Heaven,” “Family Affair” and “Figure it Out.” Films include “Ella Enchanted,” “Fat Albert,” “PopStar” and “Supercross.” He has performed on soundtracks for motion pictures such as “The Princess Diaries,” “A Cinderella Story” and “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.” On Broadway, Carter appeared in “Seussical,” the Dr. Seuss themed musical, and more recently completed a 400-performance stint in “The Fantastiks,” the longest-running musical inthe world. A new generation of fans got introduced to Carter when he joined the cast of the hit ABC primetime series “Dancing With The Stars.” Carter and his partner, Karina Smirnoff, finished in fifth place in the competition.

Carter has won multiple awards, including the Teen Choice Award, Kids’ Choice Award and Radio Disney Music Award and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest singer to have four consecutive top ten singles in the U.K. He has performed live around the world to crowds of more than 1 million fans, was a featured performer for the “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration” and has performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Billboard Music Awards, the People’s Choice Awards and the American Music Awards.

Born in Tampa, Fla., Carter currently lives in Los Angeles.

The Haunt - Ithaca, NY

with Ballyhoo! & Gonzo With Beyond I Sight

Oct 30

Oct 30

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

Price: $15-$18

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

From San Diego, California, award­winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Tony­Ray Jacobo (producer, keyboards, back up vocals). Tribal Seeds now boasts six members, including: Carlos Verdugo (drums), Victor Navarro (bass), E.N Young (keyboards, back up vocals) & Ryan Gonzo (guitar, back up vocals).
Tribal Seeds’ unmatched musical talent and authentic sound has brought them to the forefront of the reggae rock genre, as their art form has reached people of all ages across the United States, and worldwide. The band’s debut, self titled album “Tribal Seeds” was released in 2008 with their second album “The Harvest” following, June of 2009. iTunes named both albums “Best Of” in the
Reggae genre, for their respected years. Their debut album helped garner them the “Best World Music” title at the San Diego Music Awards in 2008, and “The Harvest,” which contained fourteen new and original songs, debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The tracks, written and produced by Tribal Seeds, were recorded and mixed by Alan Sanderson at Signature Sound Studios in San Diego, and mastered by Erik Lobson at Universal Mastering.
On July 19, 2011, Tribal Seeds gave listeners a brand new EP entitled “Soundwaves,” which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The band notes that the album was inspired by their life experiences, being on tour, and their desire to inspire youth to raise their voices and seek a higher consciousness. More music is in the works and is schedule to be released in 2013. Already, the band has released three new singles, “Run The Show”, “Did Wrong” & “Night & Day” which are available for download.
Tribal Seeds have toured throughout the United States, and have also performed in Mexico,
Guam & Aruba. They have shared the stage with artists such as Dave Mathews Band, Jack
White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Skrillex, MGMT, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz,
Matisyahu, Sublime with Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Pretty Lights, Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Pepper, Collie Buddz, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Gregory Isaacs, SOJA, Rebelution, and many more.

Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY

with Joel Crouse and DJ DU

Oct 31

Oct 31

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

Price: $20-$25

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16+ w/ ID

The Dock - Ithaca, NY

with Wondermics, Lanzallamas, Grey Gary

Oct 31

Oct 31

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $12-$15

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Background: Big Mean Sound Machine formed in 2009 in Ithaca, New York with one goal: to create music that stimulates both Body AND Mind. Today, BMSM’s collective of over 15 analog artists spread out over the East Coast United States bring together musical languages of West Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America to create a lush bed of rhythm and harmony that embraces even the most hardcore fans of both Traditional Funk and Avant-Garde Jazz – and everyone in between! Anyone who has witnessed Big Mean Sound Machine live knows that their performances are among the heaviest and the sweatiest. Those familiar with BMSM studio releases also knows that they can refine the complex sonic force of over a dozen individuals with maturity and clarity that allows each composition to blossom to its fullest. The Big Mean Sound Machine maintains a busy performance schedule, captivating cities all over the United States. For those like us who are tired of the status quo, there is good news: THE BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED. Releases: With the release of their 3rd full-length studio effort, “CONTRABAND,” Big Mean Sound Machine adds more critical acclaim to that garnered from the release of “Marauders” (2012) and “Ouroboros” (2011). Recorded live in two sessions in 19th Century churches - including Grammy Winning studio Electric Wilburland, which also served as the setting for Big Mean’s 2012 DVD, “Dr. Iguana: Live in the Studio” – Contraband pushes the band even further into uncharted territory. Working with outside engineers Matthew Sacuccimorano (Johnny Dowd, Jennie Lowe Sterns, Black Castle) and Grammy-winner Robert Hunter (Branford Marsalis, Raven) also provided a unique dynamic. Hunter’s mastery over analog technology, specifically the 1970’s-era Triton console (originally built for Elvis Costello, and frequently used by legendary Zydeco outfit Donna The Buffalo) and the 2” reel-to-reel tape machine it feeds, brings a whole new human dimension to the sound- especially on vinyl. Collaborations: In addition to studio efforts released under the name Big Mean Sound Machine, 2013 saw BMSM collaborating with Ghanaian vocalist Yao Foli “Cha Cha” Augustine, along with members of his reggae band Mosaic Foundation, under the name Cha Cha & The Ndor Band. The Ndor Band released the record “Food For Thought,” to raise funds for the Ndor EcoVillage, founded by Augustine in his home village in Ghana, which teaches permaculture and other sustainable farming practices to local farmers. In 2012, BMSM also released “Warrior,” with vocalist Jay Spaker a.k.a. J-San (John Brown’s Body, J-San & the Analogue Sons) under the name J-San & the Big Mean. The Future: In 2013, Big Mean Sound Machine materialized a new goal: to pass along the groove to the next generation of young musicians. While many of the members of BMSM teach private lessons to students ranging in age from infants to late teens, last year marked the first in what promises to be a long line of clinics put on by the Sound Machine Collective. The workshops, which are adjustable to any age-range, skill-level and experience-level, communicate to participants the concepts of Rhythm, Improvisation, and Cooperative Communication as they apply to music that draws influences from around the world. Stay tuned for samples of workshop materials, video clips, and more, coming Summer 2014! The Band is: Angelo Peters: Bass/Synths/Organs/Guitars/Percussion Andrew Klein: Drums, Cymbals, Percussion, Effects Dan Barker: Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Moog Synth, Effects Damien Scalise: Lead & Rhythm Guitars Ray Macnamara: Lead and Rhythm Guitars Kyle Oestreich: Organs, Wurlitzer Electric Piano Dana Billings: Moog Synth, Organs, Percussion Lucas Ashby: Congas, Percussion Bryan Davis: Percussion, Effects Bobby Spellman: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Melodica Alicia Aubin: Trombone Jamie Yaman: Baritone and Tenor Saxophone Emily Pecoraro: Tenor Saxophone, Flute Remy Kunstler: Baritone Saxophone

Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY

with special guests Thunder Body and Roots Collider

Nov 1

Nov 1

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

Price: $15-$20

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16+ w/ ID

State Theatre of Ithaca - Ithaca, NY

Nov 2

Nov 2

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

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“It took life for us to get to this point – Everybody was so free.
From the first notes, it sounded like an explosion of sound; we went where the songs took us with a singularity of purpose.
We came in to make music as grown-ups, to make music as men.”
– Raul Malo, lead singer of The Mavericks

The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you’re busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes The Rain,” and “Dance The Night Away.”

With their new album, time melts once again, and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres, and made everybody feel good is back. The “most interesting band in the world” has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their new Valory Music release In Time. Songs like “Dance In The Moonlight,” the Orbison-esque “Born To Be Blue,” the horn-punctuated retro noir “Back In Your Arms Again,” and the Tejano-esque “All Over Again” show that the Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.

The Dock - Ithaca, NY

with The Green Gallows and Catherine Irwin Duo

Nov 6

Nov 6

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

Price: $10-$13

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Meghann Wright’s songs of love, liquored memories, heartbreak, and resilience resonate with anyone listening. The Brooklyn-based Singer/Songwriter is a songstress that finds her way into all of our hearts, traveling a path paved with lost loves through a life of contrasts that can be felt and heard the moment you push play. A daunting childhood in a family of talented musicians, Meghann stood out in the culturally-diverse, destitute, and ignored parts of Hawaii. Her move to New York City showed a willingness to change and grow. Jamming with musicians in the eclectic Metro scene, she could be heard with metal and hardcore bands one night, and playing folk and indie rock the next. Her voice is accessible and alluring: she embraces the closing-time bluntness of Amy Winehouse, the strength and conviction of Sheryl Crow, the husky soul of Janis Joplin and Adele, and even the twang, catchiness and subtle grit of Dolly Parton. But in these dissimilar styles, Meghann finds a common thread that’s recognizable when she sings. Her lyrics tell stories of struggles and strength while her voice comforts and touches the soul. And Meghann touches the soul easily. “Can’t Carry Water” has the weight similar ballads try for. Its wounded-soul country-folk ascends to something poignant through adding layers of guitars and wavering vocal harmonies that would make Emmylou Harris grin. “Left My Heart in Brooklyn” is similar, but the warmth she feels for the eponymous borough keeps it lighter, letting it shift from blue to hopeful. Then there’s “Cocaine,” an ode to self-emancipation and benders that stretch to daylight. The song’s gleeful vulgarity kicks you in the throat, but ends reminding you that no matter how great the blow and whiskey are, the broken heart remains. Meghann’s songs are largely inspired by her adopted hometown of Brooklyn, where her DIY ethos has caught the eye of the music industry and the hearts of fans. She supports other artists with The City & The Heart, a showcase for female NYC-based singer/songwriters. From playing dozens of shows to hosting open mic nights throughout New York, Meghann works relentlessly to build a name as an artist with something to give back to her city, her craft, and her conscience. Playing dimly lit bars, working double shifts to stay afloat, and writing songs in empty apartments overlooking a well-known skyline helped mend the soul that’s present in Meghann’s music. We’re familiar with the needling pain of heartbreak and the hazy journeys to forget it; the thread stitching hurt and happiness together is evident in her music and connects you to it. And whether it needs folk, country, soul, or pop, Meghann Wright assures you that she has a handle on whatever’s necessary to tell a story. What matters to her is the heart and soul of the song, how to get to it, and making sure you both enjoy and feel it.

Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY

with The Falconers

Nov 7

Nov 7

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

Price: $20-$25

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16+ w/ ID

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Seats are flying - less than 300 left - for The String Cheese Incident on Nov 10 - don't hesitate folks... Same goes for Gov't Mule on Nov 15!

Bruce Cockburn - If I Had a Rocket Launcher

Solo acoustic version performed live at Live 8 Canada, 2 July 2005.

So incredibly excited to keep our intimate series at the Hangar Theatre going and announce ANOTHER Spring show... The inimitable Bruce Cockburn returns to Ithaca on May 3rd On sale right now... Love how quiet this massive crowd was at Live 8... And excited to announce this of all shows on United Nations DAY!

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