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October 28, 2014 - 5:50pm
Review: Despite being down one guitarist, the Nashville-based power rockers charmed a tiny crowd at The Haunt in Ithaca on Sunday, Oct. 26.

What’s in a name? That which we call Diarrhea Planet by any other name would sound as sweet. Despite, or perhaps in virtue of, having what could possibly be one of the worst band names of the decade, Diarrhea Planet rocked The Haunt in Ithaca, N.Y. last Sunday with their brand of heavy metal, '90s tributes and just plain rock 'n’ roll.

October 27, 2014 - 4:04pm
A study conducted by a software application writer charted college students' SAT scores over their top 'liked' musical artists on Facebook.

Though you may think it easy to spot a Jack Johnson fan via his flip-flops or a Sublime listener via her penchant for Rastafarian colors, one researcher has shown that all you need to do is look at SAT scores. That's his plan, anyway.

October 27, 2014 - 12:12pm
Some are spooky, some are campy and some are just really good -- but none should be overlooked when compiling your ultimate trick-or-treat mood music.

Forget the witch decorations and the viral-ready jack-o-lanterns: No Halloween is complete without a killer playlist. For 2014, we compiled a little bit of everything -- gothic guitars, stuttering electronics, filthy hip-hop hypotheticals -- for a 10-song soundtrack for your undead endeavors. Prime your Spotify account with these tracks to make yourself the star DJ of this year's Halloween parties.

1. Bauhaus: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (1979)

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.