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Got Desk? 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

NPR Music is once again asking unknown bands and musicians across the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest will be sponsored for the fourth year by Lagunitas Brewing Company , and the winner will play NPR's famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S. tour that includes appearances at a taping of NPR's Ask Me Another and at events hosted by NPR Music and Lagunitas, in partnership with Member stations,...

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11 shows to see this weekend: March 24-26

Mar 24, 2017
Joe Crookston

An eclectic array of bands is visiting Ithaca this weekend, including a few from neighboring Pennsylvania. Plus, Gucci Mane plays a big show at Cornell’s newly renovated Barton Hall.

Sarah Jarosz set for sold-out Ithaca debut

Mar 10, 2017
Sarah Jarosz

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

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

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

The Jeremy Kittel Trio

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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a variety of Tuesday night shows.

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

Feb 10, 2017

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

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

Dance away the winter blues this weekend with these 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.