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.
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.
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.
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.
The Harlem-born rapper will headline a trio of acts at the end-of-school-year festivities in Walnut Park April 25.
Hip-hop fans have even more to look forward to this semseter.
University Union announced Wednesday night that A$AP Ferg will headline this year's Mayfest celebration in Walnut Park on April 25. The Harlem-born rapper will perform along with DJ AraabMUZIK and Rochester-based indie-pop band, Joywave, for the end-of-school-year celebration.