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Q: What is the local music scene like in Ithaca?

Written by Heather Newberger

Rocking out at Ithaca

A: Although it’s no New York City, Ithaca still has a very charged music scene.

There are weekly concerts of local musicians at places like Castaways, the Haunt, the Nines, and No Radio Records (which often partners with students to put on concerts).

See video of the Decemberists in Ithaca:

A few times each semester, some of these venues as well as Cornell University and Ithaca College bring bigger artists to town. These shows are usually pretty cheap and draw a great crowd.

In the past year Cornell Concerts has brought Broken Social Scene, Yo La Tengo, and the Decemberists to Ithaca, while Castaways brought Girl Talk to play.



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