Second Dam celebrates second birthday with EP release show at the Nines

January 31, 2014 by Karla Lopez

One of the hottest acts in Ithaca will celebrate its two-year anniversary this Saturday at The Nines in Collegetown. Lead vocalist K.C. Weston was named 2013's Best Female Singer by Jim Catalano, local music guru extraordinaire, and in a music scene like Ithaca, that's a high honor.

Second Dam performing last year at The Gates. 14850 file photo.Second Dam performing last year at The Gates. 14850 file photo.No longer just another student band, Second Dam has come a long way since its days as an opening act. Second Dam is a headliner now, and for Saturday they've lined up two opening acts of their own: The Rumble Scene, and Namarah, a fellow Ithaca College student and alternative-soul/R&B artist. It's the first public performance for The Rumble Scene, a new band with three strong lead singers.

For anyone unfamiliar with Second Dam's sound, expect soulful vocals, thought-provoking lyrics, and high-energy folk medleys. Throw in some uplifting violin and ukulele, and you've got one of the best acts in Central New York. "We're setting a precedent for the rest of the year with this one," says Weston, who tells us they'll debut a never-before-heard song and their new EP. "It's going to be a show."

The show is likely to be packed with students and locals alike, so get there early to snag a good seat -- not that you'll be sitting for long! Doors open at 9pm, and the show begins at 10 with a $5 cover.

College student during the week and radio DJ during the weekend, Karla loves the local music scene and can tell you where to spend your next night out.

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