So, Porchfest 2016 is still many months away. But we thought this would be a good time to remind everyone that Ithaca is just as full of amazing music all year 'round as it is at our lil' shindig each September! We'd urge you take some time to get acquainted with the great music that's made in our magical little town, because it's not just "pretty good for a local band" -- it's really, really great for ANYWHERE.
Of course, you can see Ithaca / Tompkins County / Finger Lakes musicians doing their thing at dozens of festivals, theaters, nightclubs, coffee (and tea) shops, bars, breweries, wineries, and other venues around here. And that's the best way to support our music scene: show up. Be there for the musicians who live in your town, let them see you enjoying the music up close and personal!
But there are some other great resources for diving deeper into our music scene, most of which you can do any time you choose:
Our tiny town is fortunate enough to have THREE separate local music radio shows, all of which have their own way of introducing you to Ithaca musicians.
WVBR 93.5 FM's Tuesdays with the Band airs Tuesdays at 6 PM, on the air or online at wvbr.com/listen -- where you can also listen to past episodes of the show. A different performer appears live in the studio with host Dan Cole just about every week!
And Ithaca College's acclaimed radio station 92 WICB broadcasts 92 WICB Homebrew every Tuesday night from 8 to 10 PM EST, at 91.7 FM or www.wicb.org/
If you want a little video with your local tunes, you should immediately go like the Finger Lakes Music Press Facebook page, where Jonathan Hochberg and his trusty video camera chronicle a wide variety of area musical performances.
And finally, there's something new coming to Ithaca that we here at Porchfest HQ were clued in on a while ago, and we're looking forward to seeing it come to fruition. megsradio.fm is a new app focused on local music discovery, planning to launch this spring. You can learn more about what they have in store at http://megsradio.fm/
There's surely plenty more that even we don't know about (or have neglected to mention -- we are imperfect beings, alas), so if you know something we don't, put it in the comments! But above all, pay attention to what's going on around you, and keep that same amazing spirit we see at Porchfest every year going every day! ... See MoreSee Less