concert

March 6, 2010 - 10:46am
Review: Bo Burnham's humor is lightning-quick, literate, and at times absurdist — more along the lines of Martins, both Steve and Demetri.

Millions of people have watched YouTube celeb Bo Burnham perform his self-accompanied, self-deprecating humorous tunes. The musical comedian had a more intimate audience Friday night when about 500 saw his routine live in Syracuse.

January 30, 2010 - 3:02pm
Thirteen bands play a benefit concert at Funk 'N Waffles, helping to raise $1,000 for Haiti relief.

The Haiti Benefit Relief Concert brought students and music together Friday to raise money for the earthquake victims of Haiti. The concert was held at Funk ‘N Waffles, where 13 artists performed.

November 23, 2009 - 1:54am
The legendary jam band with Syracuse roots performed Sunday to a sold-out crowd at the War Memorial Arena.

“Are they smoking weed down there?” asked a Syracuse Police Officer on the roof of the OnCenter parking garage. It was probably a rhetorical question.

The Phish fans — or “phans” as they prefer to be called — descended upon downtown Syracuse long before the legendary jam band went on at 8 p.m. Phans sold their tye-dye shirts and homemade jewelry, enjoyed some food and simply hung out before the fourth stop on Phish’s Fall Tour 2009.

November 18, 2009 - 3:14pm
Musically, this week has really me bummed out -- from music videos to canceled shows. I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore.

It's bad enough I broke my fifth pair of headphones this year, but it's a whole other kind of torture when so many things have sucked in music news this week. Canceled shows top the list, but lazy music videos and sheer WTF? moments also demand attention.

1) Phantogram cancels their trip to Albany, NY

November 16, 2009 - 11:33pm
Music ensembles, rockers, famous radio hosts and comedians converge on Syracuse during an event-packed Tuesday.

Before the campus becomes a ghost town for Thanksgiving break, there will be a surge of life in the next week, providing alternatives to final papers and projects.


Tuesday is especially notable with at least six major speakers, concerts and performances in Syracuse. Make plans to attend at least one of these and keep yourself safely distracted from studying for a night.


Ira Glass, 7:30 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel, Free

November 16, 2009 - 10:57am
Review: Medeski, Martin and Wood's concert on Sunday night at the Westcott Theater.

Music was pulsing on Westcott Street until midnight as Medeski, Martin & Wood pushed the boundaries of musical form Sunday at the Westcott Theater. 

Although the band played simple instruments—a keyboard, bass and drums—the essence of the show radiated with intensity. 
    
The doors at the theater opened at 7 p.m., but staff held the show until after 9 to allow more people into the venue. As the crowd trickled in, the old theater’s sticky floors filled with concertgoers from teens to graybeards. 

November 16, 2009 - 1:54am
Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty discusses his new album and his “Question Jar” tour, which comes to the Westcott Theater Thursday.

“Intimate” is probably the best way to describe former Soul Coughing lead singer Mike Doughty’s most recent artistic endeavors. His latest record, Sad Man Happy Man, is a collection of pared-down acoustic offerings that lean heavily on his scratchy, emotive vocals and syncopated guitar work. Lyrically, Doughty combines the quirky wit of his Soul Coughing days with the sage observations of his three previous solo efforts, touching on everything from breakups to heroin addiction (Doughty himself is a recovered addict).

November 15, 2009 - 8:43pm
Three reasons why you should rock out with The Academy Is... on Tuesday night!

What do you get when you mix a great campus, amazing band and kick-ass ticket price together?

You can find out Tuesday night at the Schine Underground.

University Union is bringing to campus The Academy Is... with special guests Hot Chelle Rae and Fazeshift.

November 14, 2009 - 1:55pm
Review: Despite a run-in with the police, the New York-based quartet keeps things cheerful during the local stop of their tour.

The Felice Brothers had plenty of cause for low morale on Friday night, yet their spirit and energy hit a climactic high by the end of their show at the Westcott Theater.  

The band of four, who travels by Winnebago, had been pulled over by police within yards of the venue and issued seven tickets (for what exactly, they didn't specify). Consequently, The Felice Brothers kicked off their set about an hour and a half past the original 9 p.m. start time.  

November 14, 2009 - 1:17am
Drummer Erin Tate talks about his band, the tour and his personal life.

Known for catchy, precise instrumentation and often ridiculous song titles (“Thanks for the Killer Game of Crisco® Twister,” and "Hey! Is That a Ninja Up There?"), Minus the Bear is like that fun-loving, indie guy that you’d want to have a drink with.

This week may be your chance to buy them a beverage. The Seattle-based quintet is making a stop at The Westcott as part of its current national tour. But make sure if you get drummer Erin Tate a drink, you go for the high-end tequila.