Reviews

March 4, 2013 - 11:52am
One more week until Spring Break! Start treating yourself early by stopping by one of these spots for a tasty meal

February may be the shortest month of the year but it certainly felt like it dragged on. Every day seemed like a constant reminder that Spring Break was just out of reach, midterms were right around the corner, and the warm weather was still nowhere to be found. Fortunately though, my February went out with a delicious bang, as a few warm meals snapped me out of my winter blues.

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 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.

December 17, 2012 - 3:15am
Review: Our incoming entertainment lead recounts her favorite music of 2012.

Favorite releases of the year:

David Byrne and St. Vincent, Love This Giant