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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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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
Rocko Dorsey
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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

Tuesday Bluesday

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

Carnivora

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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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.