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“Over the past few years, the Gunpoets have worked their way to the upper ranks of the Ithaca music scene. Their two studio albums, 2010’s “Shoot The Stars” and 2012’s “Come With Us,” each earned my best local album “Jimmie” award of those two years. And their high-energy shows have consistently drawn large crowds, both outdoors (at Ithaca Festival and GrassRoots) and indoors (their last Haunt show sold out).”
“It’s no surprise that The Gunpoets have a sold-out show tonight, but this time it’s not at one of their usual venues. They’re hitting the stage at the Hangar Theatre to record their first-ever live album. The Gunpoets already have three albums, but none of them compares to seeing their electric live performances. The band doesn’t just have energy, they energize the audience. Their music fearlessly crosses genres, from hip-hop to funk and rock and back again, and they have a live sound that Ithacans can’t get enough of. And now we will finally be able to listen to it on demand.”
“The Gunpoets’ live performance is where the group really shines. Their studio work is great, but it’s the intensity of their live show that sheds inhibitions, moves masses, and connects fans to musicians on an equal plane.”
“In a New York town known mostly for its collection of colleges and canyons, there is a rapidly rising band that's changing the musical landscape on its way up. Ithaca's The Gunpoets is a seven-piece hip-hop set that is redefining the underground rap sound. The group mixes elements of pop, rock, funk, and soul, with the intelligent lyricism reminiscent of hip-hop's golden age.”
“Gunpoets set to drop new CD - With roots in hip-hop but also drawing on pop, rock, soul and funk influences, the Gunpoets have become one of Ithaca's most popular bands over the past couple of years. Their positive lyrics combined with a socially conscious spirit have enabled the band to build strong ties both within the local scene and to the larger community as well.”