Music

March 17, 2010 - 4:06pm
Tired of people complaining about a lack of shows near us? They haven't looked up a concert schedule recently.

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March 1, 2010 - 2:45pm
Syracuse Opera's multimedia concert of Wagner's "Flying Dutchman" featured excellent singing and a backdrop of studio videos which, at times, left much to be desired.

The Austrian-American composer Max Steiner once said that if Richard Wagner had lived in the 20th century, he would have written for film. Syracuse Opera’s multimedia concert of “The Flying Dutchman” would seem a natural extension of this idea. A montage of student videos were projected onto screens suspended above the orchestra.

February 26, 2010 - 7:54pm
A young, cutting-edge string ensemble arrrives in Syracuse tomorrow.

True to its name, the Miro Quartet is breaking new ground. Just as Joan Miro challenged bourgeois conventions of his time with elements of surrealism and Dada,  the Miro Quartet brings a vivacious presence to the internet an active website that the musicians update regularly with announcements and blogposts. The young  quartet was also the first ensemble in history to receive the Avery Fischer Career Grant.

February 24, 2010 - 11:57pm
Before you react to the announcement, put Drake's SU date in perspective.

There are two days to annually mark in your calendar as a Syracuse University student who cares about music - the second Sunday in September (Juice Jam) and the last weekend in April (Block Party).

February 17, 2010 - 1:31am
Even Snooki got involved in the past few weeks of music blogs.

Despite the disappointment surrounding rumors of Kid Cudi falling through, there has been a surprisingly high amount of good shows announced around CNY in recent weeks.

January 30, 2010 - 9:14pm
The Wescott hosts a Haiti benefit show on the day of the Grammys.

If you missed the Haiti benefit show at Funk N' Waffles last night (a likely scenario because the place was absolutely packed), there's still time to support the relief effort and support some local acts.

January 24, 2010 - 5:58pm
Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music gathers outstanding musicians from the Central New York area for an evening of trios from throughout the centuries.

Three is a sacred number in traditions from Greek myth, to Buddhism, to Christianity. In Classical music, even as ideas have fermented and bubbled over into increasingly large-scale undertakings, the genre of the trio has provided composers with fresh inspiration.

January 22, 2010 - 5:15pm
The start of 2010 brings about more news on Phantogram (plus a chance to see them) and a few other local best-of lists from '09.

Thought the passing of '09 would mark the end for our Phantogram love here?

December 23, 2009 - 10:29pm
There seems to be a year-end list for everything nowadays. Why not the top nine items in Syracuse music for '09?

Music probably isn't the first thing you think of when you hear Syracuse (it's probably not even one of the top five things you think of) That said, there's more going on than you'd imagine if you haven't been paying attention in 2009.  Presenting perhaps the first ever year-end music list specific to the 315...

 

"The Top Nine Syracuse Music Happenings of 2009"

 

9. Dust Off Your Page Readers

December 21, 2009 - 11:03pm
It's the end of the year and all anyone can talk about are the best albums of the year, but that's bunk, because so many individual great songs on mediocre albums get left out of the conversation. It's time to count down the top 10 songs of 2009 before the ball drops.

People aren't going to like my list, mostly because it doesn't inlclude any Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear or Girls. Sorry, go slobber over SPIN's list--which was predictable and incredibly obnoxious. My list isn't about album recognition. This list complies the top 10 songs that rocked my year from beginning to end. That's it--cut and dry.

[**NOTE** The List is not ranked in order of awesome-ness]