Preview: Long Beach neo-new wavers to play Schine with lone lead-singer.
In 2007 three dudes from Long Beach began making music. Again.
Singer-guitarist David Quon, bass player Derek VanHeule, and drummer Nathan Warkentin had been playing together in various formations for almost a decade, but this new venture was simpler and more organic than anything they’d done before.
“The previous band we were playing in had kind of fizzled out and we thought that we were going to put music aside for a while,” said Quon. “But I’d had some ideas and we sort of started creating again; it was really fresh and easy.”
The Syracuse-based band returns home to play the opening day of the Fair at Chevy Court.
Kayleigh Goldsworthy strolled the thoroughfare around the Chevy Court stage at the New York State Fair Thursday munching on a deep-fried potato on a stick. Her twin sister, Kaleena, had just polished off a corndog and was milling around behind the stage. Considering the two were about to perform on opening day at one of the fair’s largest stages, they were completely at ease.
Review: Underoath and others light up Westcott Theater with heavy metal, strobing lights and projected video amps of energy.
It's been six years since Underoath graced a Syracuse stage.
In 2005, inside the dusty, baby-blue walls of Club Tundra that night, they celebrated the release of their brand-new record, They're Only Chasing Safety, which many fans consider the band's most successful album.
A lineup change and four albums later, Underoath's aesthetically pulverizing set at the Westcott Theater on Friday sampled the new-look Underoath without sacrificing much of the old.
Finding comfort from the sun, three killer sets and a 'Sleeping Monkey' secret jam at 2 a.m.
Super Ball IX, Day Two. Beautiful, sunny, another great day. The afternoon set was easily the most chill set I've heard yet. The night sets were jam packed with massive amounts of energy. And then the secret 2 a.m. set - the most fitting description is undoubtedly "trippy." More of an ambient jam than an actual set, the only song played was, fittingly enough for the wee hours of the morning, "Sleeping Monkey."
It is no myth that if you advertise anything as free, college students will come running. Mayfest 2011 was no exception.
Free chicken kabobs, corn dogs, cotton candy and tornadoes — not to mention free beer for those 21 and older — had Syracuse University students hiking on down to Walnut Park Friday to get in on the good grub.
Review: Sam Beam steals show with songs off far-reaching new album, 'Kiss Each Other Clean.'
Part way through the Iron & Wine concert at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo on April 15 - maybe eight or nine songs in - one voice emerges loud and clear from the audience. It’s around the time in the show when people start getting anxious that their favorite songs aren’t going to be played. Some people might start shouting requests.
The request here was an easy one to fulfill.
"Play whatever you want.”
Everyone else cheers in agreement. They know that Sam Beam can do no wrong.