concert

November 11, 2009 - 12:14pm
Medeski Martin and Wood's drummer sheds light on the trio's musical ambitions as the band's latest tour arrives in Syracuse on Sunday.

Chris Wood speaks modestly about the accomplishments of his band, Medeski Martin and Wood. He is a relaxed, friendly interviewee, with a soft laugh and nonchalant way of describing years of touring, albums and musical collaborations. But MMW, which is coming to the Westcott Theater on Sunday night, is hardly a band to be indifferent about.

November 5, 2009 - 7:52pm
Sophomore Sarah Aument brings her music to new audiences, thanks to student-run record label.

Those who want to become rock stars usually make a demo, send it to record companies and hope for the best. Sarah Aument is not one of those people.

In fact, she did not even come to Syracuse University thinking she would be recording music, let alone playing shows around campus.

“We were just coming back from a show and we came back to my good friends’ dorm,” said Aument, a sophomore. “I was playing guitar, and Dan said ‘Ooh, let’s do this.’”

November 4, 2009 - 6:17pm
Get an ear-full of some of SU's hottest music talent this Friday at Funk N'Waffles

Syracuse is a musical barren wasteland no more. Find out for yourself by checking out some promising local talent this weekend.

In an effort to promote their wiley group of musicians, an SU indepenent student-run record label, O,Morning Records, is putting on a record label showcase concert this Friday at Funk N'Waffles at 8 P.M. for $5 admission.

October 29, 2009 - 2:04am
Review: Hip-hop artist and Duke senior stages an energy-packed party to celebrate his new album release.

Early Wednesday night, 21-year-old musician and Duke University student Mike Posner strolled leisurely into the Schine Underground. Scheduled to perform two hours later and still appearing tired from his flight, Posner sat down to relax after a routine sound check.

“Today’s a really special day because my new CD just came out,” Posner said. “It leaked a day early, so I’ll be singing several songs from that CD I’ve never sung before.”

October 27, 2009 - 9:00am
The Washington, D.C.-based band makes a connection with the Syracuse crowd.

Last night at 10 p.m., a restless crowd cheered as Vertical Horizon finally appeared onstage under the blue spotlights of the quaint Westcott Theater.

Dressed in jeans and black T-shirts, lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Scannell, backing vocalist and guitarist Keith Kane, and bass guitarist Corey McCormick strapped on their guitars and drummer Jason Sutter struck the first notes of what would be great show.

October 19, 2009 - 5:58pm
Being a part of a concert audience is an art form. In light of the upcoming St. Vincent show in Ithaca this Thursday, here's some tips on how to get the most out of your concert trip.

Just like any college football game, there's a lot of different elements that going into the preparation, viewing and reflection of a concert. It's more than just about going and standing idly as the music swoops in one ear and out the other. For the people who really love going to live concerts, they have a technique to get the most out of the experience. Fortunately, most of it is just a head game. Concerts embody a wild spirit that can only be harnessed with the right state of mind.

1) Do it Small

October 1, 2009 - 6:33pm
If you want to create a music "scene" for yourself in Syracuse, you need to expand your horizons (specifically south to Ithaca and west to Buffalo). Luckily, October is a pretty robust month.

Fellow blogger Jett Wells did a good job of highlighting the premier show to catch this month (indie darling St.

September 29, 2009 - 9:39pm
Indie-pop singer, songwriter and musician Annie Clark makes her way to Ithaca in October.

If you don't know who St. Vincent is, get acquainted. She's coming to Ithaca on Oct. 22. 

St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark and her supporting band, are an electric live band. I was lucky enough to catch Annie Clark perform over the summer at the 2009 All Points West Festival in Liberty Park, NJ, and I underestimated her big-time. With Jimi Hendrix guitar skills, and sultry vocals, Annie Clark is a stead-fast rising star. 

September 23, 2009 - 11:55pm
The Grammy-winning R&B singer shares advice on college, pursuing dreams and love.

On an evening when the audience didn't know if they would get a lecture or a concert, soul sensation John Legend took the stage with a soulful cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song."


Almost 1,400 students attended Legend’s performance Wednesday night in Goldstein Auditorium. The evening included questions and answers from the audience, a few of Legend's hits, and an inspirational speech.

September 14, 2009 - 10:15am
Check out videos of Girl Talk, Jack's Mannequin and The Cool Kids in action.

We're looking for videos and photos from Juice Jam so send us links to any of your favorites. Here are a few choice cuts so far.