Bandersnatch

October 4, 2017 - 3:15pm
Syracuse University’s original DIY venue is long gone, but not quite forgotten.

The drinks, cheap. The music, loud. The times, interesting.

From 1969 to 1985, the current location of the Maker Space in Syracuse University’s Kimmel Hall was known as the Jabberwocky Cafe or "Jab" for short. Known for several murals on the walls themed after Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," the on-campus bar and music venue borrowed its name from "The Jabberwocky," a poem written by Carroll about the slaying of the mythical Jabberwock.

October 13, 2016 - 1:10pm
Review: EDM DJs Hotel Garuda opened and Sam Feldt finished what was truly a memorable sold-out Bandersnatch concert.

Virtually every song Sam Feldt played during University Union’s first Bandersnatch concert of the year was met with dancing from the college kids that came to see the 23-year-old perform.

An aura of happiness followed the young DJ, who headlined the concert Wednesday night. Feldt performed for well over an hour, periodically slowing down the current song he was mixing to thank the audience. His presence and masterful mixing impressed everyone in the room.

October 3, 2016 - 11:50pm
The DJs and EDM artists will open University Union’s Bandersnatch Concert Series on Oct. 12.

Dutch DJ Sam Feldt will open this year’s Bandersnatch Concert Series, with DJ-producer duo Hotel Garuda providing support, University Union announced Monday night in a press release.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the Schine Underground. Tickets — which are $5 with a valid college ID for SU/ESF students, faculty and staff — are available through the Schine Box Office starting Tuesday at 11 a.m.

March 10, 2016 - 5:24pm
The Canadian alternative act was joined by Prelow and Syracuse's Pizza Party for the Bandersnatch show.

University Union opened its spring concert schedule Wednesday night with Coleman Hell, an emerging Canadian singer best known for his debut single "2 Heads."

The Schine Underground show opened with Syracuse's own Pizza Party and New York duo Prelow.

November 5, 2015 - 11:19am
University Union’s indie concert series brings artists wise beyond their years.

Sitting cross-legged on the ground wearing the skinniest of skinnies, cowboy-esque boots and a silk baseball jacket, 19-year-old Raury awaits his grand entrance. Three bars in he bolts on stage, snags the microphone and the crowd erupts. He meets the roar with the opening lines of “Forbidden Knowledge” from his recently dropped album All We Need.

October 21, 2015 - 9:31pm
University Union announces the eclectic performer along with Demo Taped will perform Nov. 4.

Raury, singer/rapper/guitarist/songwriter will bring his alternative mix to Schine Underground at University Union’s second show in the Bandersnatch Concert Series on Nov. 4. Special guest Demo Taped is set to open.

Raury, known for his incorporation of soul, hip-hop, and folk released his first studio album All We Need this month. After his first mixtape, Indigo Child caught the attention of EVERYONE…he signed with Columbia Records. If you don’t at least know this song…you should. 

October 8, 2015 - 11:43am
University Union kicked off its Bandersnatch concert series with alternative rock bands Tribe Society and X Ambassadors on Oct. 7.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m., a small but mighty crowd waited to enter Schine Underground for the first Bandersnatch concert of the year. University Union kicked off this series with X Ambassadors and their opening act, Tribe Society.

March 19, 2015 - 8:53am
From the South to Syracuse, the artists fused electronic dance music with southern style rap for an unforgettable ending to University Union's final Bandersnatch concert of the year.

Southern rapper Isaiah Rashad headlined the event and captivated the audience with his ability to transition from performing smooth soulful songs to raw raps over southern beats. Rashad says he finds his inspiration in spontaneity and from movies such as Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing". Rashad signed with California based, independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment in 2013 and says that, "it's very inspiring...It's a family, we work and chill together". 

February 15, 2015 - 6:38pm
University Union announced today the concert will take place on March 4th at 8pm in Syracuse University's Schine Underground.

University Union's Bandersnatch concert series is known for bringing big names like Cash Cash and Trippy Turtle to Syracuse University and this semester will be no different.

November 4, 2014 - 5:38pm
The New Jersey dance-pop trio will bring their electronic melodies to the Schine Underground on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Update (Nov. 4): Julian Nelums, an SU student, won a DJ competition to open for Cash Cash, according to University Union social media updates.

The masses have called for more electronic dance music, and University Union has responded in kind.