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September 12, 2017 - 8:57am
Juice Jam Artist Interview: Ugly God says he hopes to return to Upstate New York because of the authenticity he felt from the crowd.

Ugly God is only 20, but he’s gaining a lot of attention, including that of Diplo, Juice Jam’s headliner, who accidentally interrupted Ugly God’s press conference to try to talk to him. But what’s making Ugly God, born Royce Davison, so popular seems to elude even he.

When it comes to his lyrics, Ugly God says he puts everything out there.

September 12, 2017 - 8:49am
Juice Jam Artist Interview: As they tour the country, Smallpools discusses their latest EP and its themes.

When looking for a good band name, pop/rock band and Juice Jam artist Smallpools turned to artists like Green Day and Coldplay for inspiration. They wanted a brand new compound word that their music would give meaning to. Unfortunately, they said, people still get very hung up on the whole “pool” thing.

September 11, 2017 - 3:33pm
Juice Jam Artist Interview: While taking molecular and cellular biology classes, the R&B artist still finds time to work on his music.

Juice Jam 2017 opener Jeremy Zucker is not only an R&B pop artist and producer, he’s also a Colorado College senior.

While the 21 year old describes his molecular and cellular biology program as extremely academically rigorous, he gets at least two or three hours a day to mess around in his studio basement.

“I’m in like a cancer cell bio class right now,” Zucker said. “(But) I’m not going to cure cancer.”

August 28, 2017 - 9:50pm
The popular DJ, who performed on the Syracuse University campus in 2011, will return to headline this year's Juice Jam.

University Union announced tonight that the Syracuse Univeresity Juice Jam Music Festival will be headlined by Diplo, and will also include music performed by Ugly God, MØ, Smallpools and Jeremy Zucker.

The festival will take place across two stages on Sept. 10 at Skytop Field, and doors will open at 12:15 pm. Tickets for the event will be $20 for SU/ESF students with a valid ID. Only two tickets can be purchased at any time. A valid SU, ESF, college or military ID must be presented at the gate in order to gain entry.

April 25, 2017 - 10:24am
The ex-Beatles star comes to Central New York this fall for the first time.

For the first time ever, Paul McCartney will perform in the Carrier Dome on Sept. 23.

The show will be a part of the British star's One On One tour. Tickets go on sale May 1 at 10 a.m. with a special pre-sale for American Express card holders April 26 at 10 a.m.

The concert was announced by Pete Sala, Syracuse University’s chief vice president and chief campus facilities officer, and Mark Shulman, the senior vice president at The Bowery Presents. The 74-year-old will play a three-hour non-stop show performing songs from throughout his musical career.

April 14, 2017 - 4:03pm
The hip-hop artist and electronic music trio bring their diverse sounds to Walnut Park for daytime performances.

After Travis Scott was announced as the headliner for Block Party in the Carrier Dome, University Union announced that hip-hop artist Vic Mensa and electronic music trio Cheat Codes will perform at Mayfest.

April 3, 2017 - 7:08pm
Review: The "X" hitmaker headlined Phi Beta Sigma's State of Emergency concert alongside Nebu Kiniza.

For the price of $10, I saw 21 Savage. Yet, short and simple is how to describe 21 Savage’s performance in Goldstein Auditorium for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s State of Emergency concert. 21 Savage performed music from his recent collection, and although his music has earned him a huge fan base, his performance falls short. The rising artist seemed like he was there to play a few songs and get off the stage as he barely interacted with his audience, failing to produce the hype the fraternity’s previous concerts brought.

February 13, 2017 - 11:30am
UU's first concert of the semester will also feature MadeinTYO and student opener ye.

After bringing Sam Feldt and Hotel Garuda to campus last fall, University Union announced its first Bandersnatch show of the semester featuring rapper Russ as headliner. The performance will include direct support from MadeinTYO and student opener, ye.

The concert will take place Feb. 24 in Goldstein Auditorium in Schine Student Center starting at 7:15 p.m. Ticket sales begin Feb. 13 in the Schine Box Office and online.

January 30, 2017 - 10:53pm
The duo, including SU alum Drew Taggart, announce their long-awaited debut studio album and their biggest tour to date.

After dominating just about every facet of Top 40 radio for months on end, The Chainsmokers bring their biggest news yet. The American dance music duo announced Monday that they will release their debut studio album and embark on the Memories: Do Not Open tour throughout the United States and Eastern Canada.

December 20, 2016 - 12:34am
As the electronic dance music industry grows, area college students and music lovers try to make their mark.

Attention. Control. Power.

That’s what music has given Danté Belmonte.

With hundreds of people crammed into a tight Westcott Theater, Belmonte commands the crowd alone from his DJ booth.

“I love having the spotlight on me,” Belmonte said. “When you’re playing at a venue that’s sold out with a thousand people, it’s something really cool.