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September 28, 2014 - 8:37pm
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 - 9:17pm
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 - 12:11pm
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 - 12:13pm
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 - 9:39pm
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 - 2:57pm
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.

August 27, 2014 - 12:08pm
Review: Movie and television star Kevin Bacon brought his Hollywood swagger to the New York State Fair with his band, The Bacon Brothers, on Aug. 23.

The New York State Fair is all about fried delights and guilty pleasures, but it was an entirely different kind of bacon that drew a crowd at the Chevy Court stage on Saturday night. 

Actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael performed as The Bacon Brothers, doling outbursts of wisdom and life lessons during their hour-and-a-half-long set.

August 17, 2014 - 7:10pm
University Union announces the Sept. 7 concert also will include Tinashe, 3LAU, Ace Hood, Broods and MisterWives.

Update: Tickets are now available daily at the Dome's Gate E box office between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. They're $15 with an SU/ESF student, faculty or staff ID. No online tickets will be sold.

After more than a month of built-up buzz on Facebook and Twitter, University Union unveiled the Juice Jam 2014 lineup tonight.

April 25, 2014 - 9:41am
The EDM DJ/producer to replace the hip-hop/trance artist last minute.

One day before the start of Mayfest, there is going to be a last minute artist reallignment. 

Due to still unknown circumstances, Pierce Fulton will be replacing the originally slated artist DJ AraabMUZIK this afternoon at the annual end of the year outdoor music festival.

Fulton, who debuted in 2011 with his EP Pardon My French, has a smooth yet energetic sound that is enticing for EDM afficianadoes and rookies alike.

February 26, 2014 - 10:17pm
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.