Artists Outasight, Timeflies, AER, 5 & A Dime to perform Mayfest 2012.
Indie-pop influenced dance artist Outasight, Brooklyn dub-rap duo Timeflies, Syracuse University-based acoustic jam-rap fusers AER and mashup-dubstep artist 5 & A Dime will perform at Mayfest 2012, University Union announced Sunday night.
At Syracuse University, Rev. Run discussed race and religion's role in hip-hop
Hip-hop pioneer Joseph Simmons addressed an audience Wednesday night in Syracuse University's Gifford Auditorium. He spoke about the relationships between race, religion and hip-hop. Simmons — also known as Rev. Run and part of Run DMC — was the featured panelist at "Race Relations: Race, Religion and Hip-Hop in the Modern World," sponsored by the Theta Xi Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and the Student African American Society.
Living Colour front man Corey Glover returns to Syracuse with funk band Galactic
In 1989, the rock group Living Colour came to Syracuse University to open for the Rolling Stones at the Carrier Dome. At the time, Boeheim's squad ranked in the top ten nationally, a democrat ran city hall, CNY had enjoyed a relatively mild winter and Carousel Mall was under construction (it was being built). So when Living Colour front man Corey Glover returned to the Salt City last night, he may have been eerily reminded of the past. After all, some things never change.
NYC indie rockers Cults to show off their catchy, glitzy sound in Bandersnatch event on Feb. 29.
Indie-rock band Cults are set to play the Schine Underground Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the first Bandersnatch music series show of the semester.
Core members Madeline Follin and Brian O’Blivion will be joined by Gabriel Rodriguez, Marc Deriso and Nathan Aguilar for live support. Local student band The Vanderbuilts will open the show with a set list of all-new material.
NewsHouse sits down with Canadian pop star Lights to talk superheroes, black metal and bloodsucking moths.
NewsHouse: So you said you’ve been to Syracuse before. Do you have any memories from when you played here last?
Lights: It always seems like one of those stops we make on tour for some reason. It’s cool, there’s always been a little something. When we first came down here in 2008, we played the same venue a couple times. When we first started there were maybe like 80 people that showed up. It’s fun, there’s always people that show up. There’s definitely a special vibe.
The NewsHouse music writers look ahead to 2012 and talk about some of the albums we're looking forward to the most.
Chris Baker, Lead Producer
Mumford & Sons, TBA
It’s been more than two years since their breakout album Sigh No More hit the shelves and launched the Irish folkies’ careers. The debut album, however, will be tough to top. Their highly-anticipated sophomore album (expected to be released early this year) will either solidify the band as revolutionary folk revivalists or one-hit wonders. Expect the former.