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March 25, 2013 - 10:19am
The rapper performed Friday, March 22nd in the Schine Underground as part of the Save The Horn Benefit Concert organized by the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Habitat for Humanity.

Oh God! Rapper Big Sean returned to Syracuse University's Schine Underground Friday in front of a sold-out crowd. 

The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Theta Xi Chapter along with Habitat for Humanity brought Big Sean to Syracuse as part of the Second Annual Save the Horn Benefit Concert to benefit the Horn of Africa.

Big Sean, a member of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music group, hit the stage around 8:40 p.m. and performed for over an hour.

March 19, 2013 - 7:06am
Vocalist/pianist Ben Thornewill talked to The NewsHouse in February about Czech bakeries, touring and new music.

Ben Thornewill is standing on the sidewalk outside Czech bakery-gas station hybrid in the middle of Texas in February, on his way to a show in Dallas.

“We always stop here on tour,” Thornewill says. “It’s just so doughy and good.”

March 5, 2013 - 3:37pm
Review: The debut album by Trent Reznor's collaborative project 'How To Destroy Angels' is a flag planted in his new creative path.

As accomplished and groundbreaking as Trent Reznor has been while presiding over his industrial day-job Nine Inch Nails, there’s a startling irony to the fact that his most riveting work in recent years has been created while working completely outside that box.

February 21, 2013 - 10:37pm
In honor of Aaron Carter's After Party at The Westcott on Sunday, The NewsHouse staff compiled a list of our favorite songs from the late '90s and early 2000s.

Joseph DiDomizio, lead producer: "President of What?" by Death Cab for Cutie (1998)

In 1998, Death Cab for Cutie released their first LP Something About Airplanes on Barksuk Records, the current home of Ra Ra Riot amongst others. I had no idea this album existed until well after their second album was released and I was working at a Kinko's with my then-bandmates. MP3s were still way new, and Facebook was not even real.

February 14, 2013 - 9:55pm
Review: Syracuse-based band The Vanderbuilts released "I Wish I Was a Saber-Toothed Tiger" Feb. 14 via their website and YouTube.

"I Wish I Was a Saber Tooth-Tiger" starts out slow and melodic, a guitar progression accompanied by a few plucked banjo notes. But much like its accompanying video, it quickly morphs into something imaginative and upbeat, fluid vocals layered over guitar riffs, piano and violin.

If it's any indication of what's to be expected on The Vanderbuilts' second album, we can expect something great.

February 14, 2013 - 1:01pm
Review: Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum played a solo acoustic show supported by The Music Tapes and Tall Firs at the State Theater in Ithaca, NY on Wednesday Feb. 13.

Jeff. Muthaf-cking. Mangum.

I was sort of hoping he would suck. I really did. It might’ve knocked him back down to our level—humanize him after 15 years of standing atop the indie-rock pantheon, trying to hide from the public eye behind his beard and cap and flannel shirts.

But he didn’t suck.

February 14, 2013 - 10:42am
University Union announced via Twitter Wednesday night that Joey Bada$$ will play in the Schine Underground on March 5.

Brooklyn independent rapper Joey Bada$$ will play the Schine Underground on Tuesday March 5 as part of University Union's Bandersnatch Music Series.

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., and the show will start at 8. Tickets go on sale Friday Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. and are $5 with ID for SU/ESF students, faculty and staff. The opener has yet to be announced.

February 13, 2013 - 5:21pm
We're here to help you avoid the wrong soundtrack when you're getting ready for a first date.

Happy Valentine's Day from TheNewsHouse.com

“Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” – David Lee Roth

February 4, 2013 - 12:42pm
The Brooklyn-based indie-rock band returns to Manhattan with some strings attached, courtesy of the classical music sextet yMusic.

The 120-year-old Carnegie Hall has an imposing presence that tends to hang over many artists who perform on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage. The decade-old experimental rock group Dirty Projectors was no exception, and stood in stark contrast to the aging venue during their show on Friday Jan. 11.

February 4, 2013 - 12:08am
"Jersey Shore's" DJ Pauly D, rock band Jukebox the Ghost and comedy troupe Upright Citizen's Brigade will perform at Syracuse University this spring.

DJ Pauly D of "Jersey Shore" fame and Brooklyn-based rock band Jukebox the Ghost are both scheduled to play on campus semester, according to the Schine Box Office Events Calendar.

On Wednesday, on-campus programming board University Union originally announced via Twitter and Facebook that they were planning a Sunday announcement for their Goldstein Auditorium show: