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October 18, 2014 - 12:41pm
SU's National Pan-Hellenic Council brought the three hip-hop acts to Goldstein Auditorium Thursday night for a sold-out evening of DJ-spun delight.

In no time, a fast growing crowd of students and community residents filled the floor and balcony seats of the Goldstein Auditorium at Syracuse University's Schine Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 16. The annual concert event put on by SU's National Pan-Hellenic Council had sold out the night before, and by the looks of the social media of the performers as well students, much anticipation had been built up behind each performance.

October 12, 2014 - 10:34pm
The New Jersey dance-pop trio will bring their electronic melodies to the Schine Underground on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

The masses have called for more electronic dance music, and University Union has responded in kind.

October 10, 2014 - 6:28pm
Review: Three raucous acts took the stage at the Lost Horizon on Thursday, Oct. 9 for an evening of guitar noise and explosive energy.

Thursday's punk concert at the Lost Horizon had teeth that bit. That much is easy to discern. What's difficult to pinpoint, however, is when that realization actually set in.

October 8, 2014 - 11:10pm
The indie rock trio have toured all over the world, and Thursday night, they bring their manic energy to Syracuse's Lost Horizon.

Cloud Nothings, the full-band outgrowth of Dylan Baldi's teenage songwriting efforts, have been labeled "fuzzy power pop", "freewheeling sludge rock" and even an "answer to Foo Fighters' 'Everlong...

September 28, 2014 - 9:37pm
University Union announces the Oct. 14 concert will feature support from one or more acts to be announced later.

Update (Sept. 28): GoldLink, a D.C.-based rapper, will open the show, as per University Union social media updates.

Apparently our pleas for guitar music have fallen on deaf ears.

September 25, 2014 - 10:17pm
The founder of record label and publishing company Bullet Tooth returned to campus to speak on his experience working with heavy music artists in the industry.

When Josh Grabelle attended Syracuse University in the mid-1990s, he knew nothing about the music business. He had grown up seeing New Jersey punk and hardcore shows and had even hosted one in his parents' basement, but the industry itself was a distant fog.

By the early 2000s, however, the record label he'd begun only years prior signed with Sony Music Entertainment. A career helping bands in the metal and hardcore realms achieve noteriety was born.

September 25, 2014 - 1:11pm
Review: Wilco's Jeff Tweedy brought his new solo project, which includes his son Spencer on drums, to the State Theate of Ithaca on Sept. 24.

It’s impossible to talk about Tweedy without mentioning familial dynamics. Because the band consists of a celebrated folk veteran in front and his son, 18, on drums, it’s easy to study their onstage movements and gestures, hoping for a glimpse of the natural warmth of their relationship.

September 11, 2014 - 1:13pm
We scoured Central New York to find the don't-miss indie, alternative and hip-hop shows of fall 2014 so you don't have to.

There's no denying the scores of Instagrammed pumpkin spice lattes and apple cinnamon baked goods that autumn brings. There's also no denying how delicious those confectionary treats are. But fall is also harvest season, and this year, plenty of concerts are ripe for the picking here in Central New York.

Syracuse's position in the state allows it to be a pinwheel of sorts, with awesome shows within an hour's drive in each direction. From dreamy indie pop to classic folk to trippy reggae, CNY has it all. Here's the proof: seven anticipated shows you won't want to miss this season.

September 4, 2014 - 10:39pm
Here's everything you need to know about all seven artists playing this Sunday's show at Skytop Field.

Since classes kicked off, students have been counting the days to the highly anticipated Juice Jam 2014.

September 1, 2014 - 3:57pm
With Labor Day marking the unofficial end of summer, we bring you the season's hottest tracks from 2014's hottest months.

This time last year, two tunes sat deadlocked in the battle to achieve the coveted "song of the summer" title: "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell and "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk, Nile Rogers and Pharrell. Though both utilized undeniably catchy hooks and leg-shaking rhythms, "Get Lucky" emerged the clear winner, especially given Thicke's unfortunately misogynistic way with words.