Ithaca Free Clinic Benefit Show

Free Clinic Benefit Show

Ithaca Free Clinic Benefit Show

Fri · December 14, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Haunt - Ithaca

Ithaca, NY


Tickets at the Door

Viva Mayhem
Viva Mayhem
High-octane and infectious, ¡Viva Mayhem! invites you to dance, sing, and wear your heart on your sleeve. An eight-piece post-wave ska band out of Ithaca, NY, ¡VM! has a stellar female lead, a rockin' rhythm section and a tight hornline. Together, their sound is raw, original, and true.

"Whoever said ska was dead has certainly not listened to this band. ¡Viva Ska! ¡Viva Mayhem!" -

¡Viva Mayhem! has come a long way since its 2013 debut as Mayhem Attack Squad. This post-wave ska band out of Ithaca, NY has seen a constant flux of band members, but the current line-up has been in place since September of 2017. ¡VM! sports a stellar female vocalist, a rockin' rhythm section and a tight hornline.

This band is a close-knit group with many songwriters. Their high-energy song catalog touches on every corner of the ska genre. If you like Reel Big Fish, Save Ferris, or Voodoo Glow Skulls, you are guaranteed to love ¡Viva Mayhem! High-octane and infectious, ¡Viva Mayhem! invites you to move, sing, and wear your heart on your sleeve.

Their "Fool On Fire" EP (released in March 2017) features five of their original songs, each with a different flavor to it. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Will Russell at Electric Wilburland, the five tracks were recorded live in-studio. Wanting to avoid excessive studio editing, these tracks have touches of roughness, and are a true representation of what this band sounds like live.

September of 2017 saw ¡VM! in the studio again, but this time at SubCat Studios in Syracuse. Guided by Ron Keck at the boards, the band recorded another five songs. The EP release is set for February 10, 2018 and the band will be throwing a party that night at Casita del Polaris (more details will be posted on the facebook page.)

In November of 2017, ¡Viva Mayhem! recorded a new single "Just One More" at Studio Zoot with Alex Caminiti. This catchy track features the band with their current member line-up and will soon be released as a bonus track with the band’s upcoming EP.

¡Viva Mayhem! has mostly performed in and around the Ithaca area, but they will soon be playing all over New York State and beyond to spread their happy vibes.
Strange To Look At
Strange To Look At
Established in 2017, Strange to Look At is a fittingly weird meeting of the minds set to shake up the Syracuse music scene.

The band's five players trace their roots back to a variety of styles — from blues to punk rock, to prog, to ska, to North Indian classical music. As Strange to Look At, they've found unity in an affinity for horror and sci-fi soundtracks and female-fronted indie rock.

At times sludgy, then psychedelic, then lush and danceable, but always a little spooky, Strange to Look At makes the kind of noise that's best experienced live.

"It made me want to trick-or-treat."
—Sam Levey, Funk 'n Waffles
Hollow Choir
Hollow Choir
Hollow Choir, the latest Alt-rock band from Ithaca NY, presents their debut EP “Keep The Lights On”, a genre blending fusion of Alt-rock, Folk, Blues, and Hip Hop. Stirring hooks that demand random access memory space, and grooves that linger in your bones long after the first listen, permeate your psyche for days on end.

Spenser Blinn, Chuck Raniewicz, and Brian McPherson joined forces in the summer of 2017 after discovering each other’s existence two doors away in the same rehearsal studio. Several months later, after enlisting Nick Reynolds on guitar, the lineup was complete.

After writing several songs together, the band decided to produce an EP before playing their first live show. Studio Zoot was ultimately chosen and the project came to fruition over the summer of 2018.

Hollow Choir’s high energy live performance leaves crowds hungry for more. As early as their first live show, the band was forced to repeat songs from the set list, leaving the crowd musically famished. Since then, the band continues to leave crowds

With members ranging from the baby boomer generation to millennial, Hollow Choir offers a unique take on the blend of old and new. A fresh sound with a veteran backbone guaranteed to make you groove.

Hollow Choir is:
Spenser Blinn – Vocals, Guitar, Ukele
Nick Reynolds – Vocals, Guitar
Brian McPherson – Bass, Backup Vocals
Chuck Raniewicz – Drums, Percussion
Next to Kin
Next to Kin
“Next to Kin is truly a family affair.” The band is comprised of Ryan Cirbus on the bass, his sister Mallory Evans on lead vocals and rhythm guitar and “adopted” sister Mary Tewksbury on lead guitar and vocals. With a wide array of originals and covers there is a little something for everybody!
Samual B. Lupowitz from Noon Fifteen
Samual B. Lupowitz from Noon Fifteen
Samuel B. Lupowitz is the keyboardist and vocalist of Progressive soul band Noon Fifteen blends rich vocal harmonies, vintage keyboard and guitar tones, and funk-tinged bass and drum grooves into catchy, original songs that are full of surprises. Based in Ithaca, New York, the five-piece is influenced by 1960s California and Liverpool, 1970s Memphis and New Orleans, and the DIY ethos of the internet-powered independent music scene. Fronted by dynamic vocalist Mandy Goldman and rounded out by versatile singer/instrumentalists Samuel B. Lupowitz, Harry Nichols, Joe Massa, and Phil Shay, Noon Fifteen entertains with witty, earnest lyrics and a Stax Revue’s heart and soul.
In December of 2017, Noon Fifteen released their first batch of studio recordings, Volume 1. In addition to the typical digital and disc editions, Volume 1 featured episodic releases as a podcast (containing interviews, demos, and other insights into the band’s creative process) and as a video album documenting the studio sessions.
“Road Man” is the solo project of Jon Petronzio, previously known best for his vocal and keyboard work with the bands “John Brown’s Body” and “Revision”. He is also a well-loved music teacher in Ithaca, NY, sharing his passion with the next generation.

Jon, known affectionately as “JP”, has created an album spanning 7 painstaking years of his life that serves as a vessel for uplifting and healing messages. “Life at the Speed of Light” is storytelling set to a powerful blend of funk, blues and reggae.

This is music that you can dance and sing along to on a hot summer night. A voice of hope for those who have yet to find theirs. A call to sing along, a chance to stand up and shout about what makes you FEEL.
Venue Information:
The Haunt - Ithaca
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY, 14850