CNY Shows

February 23, 2012 - 8:45am
Review: Asher Roth joins a motley crew of openers at The Westcott Theater to celebrate a Syracuse basketball win against South Florida on Wednesday.

With notably less ceremony than many of the artists who performed before him, Asher Roth finally walked onto The Westcott Theater stage a few minutes after Jamie Drastik left.

“I think it’s time I play the hits,” Asher Roth told a cheering crowd happy to finally see him.

October 7, 2011 - 1:22pm
Review: The Dean's List and OnCue light up Westcott Theater with live-band hip-hop

The Pledge to Rage tour hit Syracuse on Thursday with acts The Dean’s List and OnCue in what appears to be a niche subset of rap music. Call it the Asher Roth-effect, but everyone at this concert happened to be male, white and high school or college-aged. Of the handful of girls there, most were being toted in by their guy friends. The whole theater seemed to be filled with graphic tees, hoodies and fitted caps, worn even by the performers.

And the performers went hard. The main acts didn’t go on until about 11 p.m., which meant three hours of opening acts.

April 13, 2011 - 7:47am
Review: The Portland, Ore., electro-pop act makes an impression on fans and local authorities with an intimate, raucous set.

The alarm continued to wail in rhythm with the music as STRFKR played their version of “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” None of the 100 or so people in attendance really noticed or reacted, all too busy dancing. Firefighters eventually ushered everyone out of the attic-like space. The lead singer of the local opening act, Bruce Hyde of Blow!, grabbed his equipment and evacuated to the street like everyone else.

“Great show tonight.”

April 8, 2011 - 12:03am
Review: Hometown heroes and SU alums provide a top-level performance Thursday while reminiscing a bit about how it all started.

A full house of college-aged students and Syracuse locals played a game of patience. They waited to see Ra Ra Riot's performance for nearly three hours after The Westcott Theater doors opened last night, but the group's passionate and energetic delivery of a wholesome setlist, lasting a little over an hour, was well worth the wait.

April 6, 2011 - 1:30pm
The SU alums come through the area three times before the semester ends to highlight the remaining spring concert calendar.

The local concert calendar has finally picked up for the stretch run. Thirty-eight days remain in the semester and at least 28 shows (OK, 26 pre- the official semester's end) exist that are worth seeing in CNY... and there are even more than that. To help navigate how to spend your last music viewing month, here are three recommendations:

March 27, 2011 - 1:18pm
The popular DJ partied both during and after his set on Saturday to the delight of all at Goldstein Auditorium.

Diplo's show on Saturday was the most anticipated event on campus up to this point in the year. So when the DJ actively engaged our fondness for social media throughout his night in addition to providing what seemed to be a highly regarded set, it all lived up to the hype.

March 7, 2011 - 9:16pm
Pete Yorn came back to his alma mater (along with Ben Kweller) to deliver an intimate performance at The Westcott. Here's a glimpse at what the experience was like through the notes of folks in the building.

First things first, the show seemed to go over well for all in attendance. Ben Kweller in particular moved his fans enough to take to Twitter.

March 7, 2011 - 12:39pm
Songwriters from Tonic, Sixpences None The Richer and Live came together to perform their hits as soloists at the Westcott Theater.

March 1, 2011 - 9:12am
Considering the other choices on UU's Survey and SU's near miss with the rapper last year, Kid Cudi was a predictable yet solid booking for UU.

No one is surprised, right?

February 24, 2011 - 9:11am
A new batch of available Diplo tickets highlights the music happenings on campus this week.