Alternative Rock Showcase comes to Center for the Arts in Homer

HOMER, N.Y. —Cortland, Ithaca, and Syracuse musicians will come together to perform a local and regional music showcase at the Center for the Arts in Homer on Friday, April 20.

The event is the first in a series that will focus on bringing local and regional artists from Cortland, Tompkins, and Onondaga counties to The Center for the Arts in Homer, NY.

The first event will feature performances by Cortland-based rock group Genitor, Ithaca singer-songwriter Kurt Riley, and Wagner 3000, of Syracuse.

The show starts at 8 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge.


Genitor is a four-piece alternative rock band hailing from Cortland, NY. Since 2011, they've been writing and performing songs that have won over fans of punk, folk, metal and everything in between.

Over the past six years, their sound has evolved into a pop mentality, with a powerful driving force behind it. Their catchy hooks and well-crafted compositions are apparent the first time you listen to them.

They've released two ep's during their time as a band, and recently released a collection of songs entitled "Fossil Dome" that they feel is their best yet. 

Kurt Riley

"(Kurt Riley's) scintillating blend of punk, New Wave, and glam rock will excite you about the direction of contemporary music." - WVBR

"(Riley's) live performance is unflagging in its energy, unpredictable due to its creativity, and unapologetic in its boldness." - The Cornell Daily Sun

"One of the Best Local Live Acts of 2016." - The Ithaca Journal

Wagner 3000

Music that simultaneously showcases a previously unseen musical spectacle among the widest range of captivating songs found in a show today.

Mingling with vast aspects of influence From Bowie, UFO, AC/DC, NIN, Nirvana, King Crimson, and the ever so enchanting carnival music (and many other sources), WAGNER has the capability to tingle all your moods and senses.