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On his new album City Music, Kevin Morby, taps into his love of Lou Reed and Patti Smith to craft characters and songs that evoke New York City. Morby was also inspired by a 2015 New York Times article called "The Lonely Death of George Bell" to write about the solitude of living in a big metropolis. Copyright 2017 WXXI News. To see more, visit WXXI News .

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Enter the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest!

Jan 18, 2017

 NPR Music is at it again with a call for unsigned musicians of all genres: Show us why you should perform in NPR Music's iconic Tiny Desk concert series by submitting an original video of you or your band playing behind a desk of your choosing. The winner of the Contest will secure a spot at the legendary performance space and a U.S. tour with NPR Music, fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company.

New Year's Eve shows in Ithaca

Dec 30, 2016
Big Mean Sound Machine
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Ring in 2017 by catching one of the many live shows around Ithaca on Saturday night.

6 shows to see this week: Dec. 22-29

Dec 22, 2016
Howlin' Brothers
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Celebrate the holiday season with these shows, which feature everything from hiphop, pop and old-time to Celtic, bluegrass and New Orleans grooves.

8 shows to see this weekend: Dec. 16-18

Dec 16, 2016
The Burns Sisters
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Get in the holiday spirit with these cool shows around Ithaca!

7 shows to see this weekend: Dec. 9-11

Dec 9, 2016
Downtown Boys
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Ward off the winter cold with these hot shows around Ithaca!

14 shows to see in December

Dec 1, 2016
Melvin Seals
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The end of 2016 is now in sight, but we’ve still got a whole month left before we get to 2017. Here are some cool shows around Ithaca to put on your December calendar as we enter the holiday season.

6 shows to see this weekend: Nov. 25-27

Nov 25, 2016
Matt Madden
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Looking to get out of the house after spending the day on the couch yesterday? Here are some cool shows happening in and around Ithaca this weekend.

7 shows to see this week: Nov. 21-24

Nov 21, 2016
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Looking to catch some live music in the days before Thanksgiving? Here are some cool shows happening in and around Ithaca.

Ready for takeoff

The Mighty Jet Band – Jerry Mirskin, Evan D. Williams and others -- will showcase its rootsy originals featuring pedal steel, banjo, guitar and upright bass textures.

When: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: free

Info: maxies.com

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7 shows to see this weekend

Nov 18, 2016
Carnivora
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Looking to catch some live music this weekend? Here are some cool shows happening around Ithaca.

Old-time tunes

Jeff Claus, Mac Benford, Rosie Newton and Sally Freund will team for an old-time happy hour show in Trumansburg.

When: 6-8 p.m. Friday

Where: Felicia’s Hive 45

Cost: free; donations welcome

Info: www.hivefortyfive.com

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Hickey's to host 'Food for Strings' benefit

Nov 18, 2016

Hickey’s Music is hosting its second annual “Food for Strings” event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at its Dey Street store. Bring in five or canned food donations, and the staff will install a free set of D'Addario strings on your six-string acoustic or electric guitar (sorry, shredders – no Floyd Rose bridges allowed). All food items will be donated to the Friendship Donations Network for distribution to area food banks.  

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On his new album City Music, Kevin Morby, taps into his love of Lou Reed and Patti Smith to craft characters and songs that evoke New York City. Morby was also inspired by a 2015 New York Times article called "The Lonely Death of George Bell" to write about the solitude of living in a big metropolis.

Phoenix holed up in an old Paris opera house in 2014 to begin recording their new album Ti Amo. The French band turned their feelings of unrest about the tumultuous times around them into music that serves as an escape. Ti Amo explores “love, desire, lust and innocence” with the a romanticized flair of summer discos in Italy.

It's the first day of summer and what better way to celebrate than with Yacht Rock? Kick back with an ice –cold beverage and enjoy an ocean of smooth soft-listening music made in the late 70s and early 80s by artists like Toto, the Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates and Kenny Loggins. Note: this show is best enjoyed on a luxurious boat wearing a Captain hat.

In 2015 (Sandy) Alex G stepped out of his bedroom and gave us his first album, Beach Music, earning himself a place alongside Frank Ocean on two of the pop sensation’s albums, Blonde and Endless. Now, Alex G is back and at it again, sweeping us up through intimate songs with a homemade feel, on his most recent album, Rocket.

Soft-spoken singer-songwriter Andy Shauf might not seem like an avid partygoer, but his latest album, The Party, revolves around his experiences at a memorable late-night gathering. And in the second hour, a live set from   The Wild Reeds, a folk-rock quintet out of L.A.