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Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Pf41N5Rqo It's time to crank up the amps, warm up the drum machines, dust off the sax (or whatever your instrument of choice is) and enter the Tiny Desk Contest . When we started the contest in 2014, we did it for one simple reason: We love discovering new music. And since then, this contest has been an amazing way to do just that. I've been thrilled to discover new artists from around the country and hear some unforgettable music through your videos. I've...

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Sarah Jarosz set for sold-out Ithaca debut

Mar 10, 2017
Sarah Jarosz
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Just off winning her first two Grammy Awards – for Best Folk Album (for “Undercurrent”) and Best American Roots Performance (for “House of Mercy”) – Sarah Jarosz will make her Ithaca debut at the Hangar Theatre Friday night in a show that sold out weeks ago.

9 shows to see this weekend: March 10-12

Mar 10, 2017
Modern Measure
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A variety of music is on tap this weekend, from Americana and electronica to Celtic, gospel and ska – not to mention a couple of choice classic-rock shows.

11 shows to see this weekend: March 3-5

Mar 3, 2017
resAUnance
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Punk, Klezmer, pop, rock and jazz are all on the musical menu this weekend.

The Jeremy Kittel Trio
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The seventh annual Winter Village Music Festival returns to Ithaca this weekend, bringing an array of acts to La Tourelle Spa and Resort from Thursday night to Sunday afternoon. 

6 shows to see this weekend: Feb. 17-19

Feb 17, 2017
City Limits
Casey Martin

A variety of music – from classic rock and reggae to experimental and prog rock – is on tap for the weekend.

5 shows to see this week: Feb. 13-16

Feb 13, 2017
Town Squares
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a variety of Tuesday night shows.

5 shows to see this weekend: Feb. 10-12

Feb 10, 2017
That1Guy
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An eclectic array of music will be on display this weekend in Ithaca.

5 shows to see this week: Jan. 30 – Feb. 2

Jan 30, 2017
Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost
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We exit January and enter February with several cool shows on tap for the week.

6 shows to see this weekend: Jan. 27-29

Jan 27, 2017
Rubblebucket
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Dance away the winter blues this weekend with these shows around Ithaca.

6 shows to see this week: Jan. 20-22

Jan 20, 2017
JBB
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Celebrate the weekend with this batch of diverse shows around Ithaca.

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Different Radio will air concert sets from this year's Newport Folk Festival from 9AM to Noon, and again 6PM to Midnight. Wilco, John Prine, Shovels & Rope,  and Hurray for the Riff Raff are just some of the acts you can hear. It all starts Monday, Labor Day, at 9AM, only on Different Radio, WRUR 88.5 FM and WITH 90.1 FM. 

Here is the lineup (times aproximate):

9:00  AM  John Prine & Friends

10:10 AM  Marlon William

10:46 AM  Wilco

TuneIn and NPR Music are on the ground at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival, streaming live sets from across its three stages. TuneIn's Newport Folk Radio channel will bring you live music from Newport, Rhode Island, from 12-7pm ET each day of the festival. Artists confirmed for the live webcast include Big Thief, John Paul White of The Civil Wars, The Wild Reeds, and Pinegrove, but expect to hear from many more. You can use the player on our homepage on the right or the player from this post.

Austin based Sweet Spirit, is punchy, powerhouse party band. Their raucous live shows earned them a fan in Britt Daniel of Spoon, who gave them a leg up on their debut album. Sweet Spirit performs music from their follow-up record called St. Mojo and share wild and fun stories befitting a wild and fun band on the next World Café.

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.