Concerts

December 2, 2016 - 6:09pm
Five Finger Death Punch closed a memorable concert that featured As Lions, Sixx A.M., and Shinedown.

A metal concert might not seem like an obvious family outing, but the lead singer of featured act Five Finger Death Punch didn’t shy away from including families in his band’s performance on Tuesday.

November 6, 2016 - 1:29pm
The Syracuse feminist music scene has expanded in recent years due to events like LadyFest and Feminist Friday, and riot grrrl band The Malvinas is helping build that community.

In a crowded dark basement that smells like patchouli oil, cigarette smoke and body odor, seven musicians that make up Syracuse riot grrrl band The Malvinas are setting up to perform at LadyFest 2016.

“What is that?” a crowd member says as the band tunes their instruments. “Does that guy just have a pipe with a string on it?”

The referenced band member, Zeke Leonard, plucks the string, just once.

“Oh,” the man says. “Yep, that’s exactly what he has. That’s awesome.”

November 5, 2016 - 1:41pm
Review: Colorful show and confessional lyrics help the indie-pop headliner win over American audiences.

Last night, Syracuse University students finally took off their beloved yoga pants and school hoodies, swarming the Carrier Dome to see ultra-popular British indie-pop band The 1975 headline the 2016 Rock the Dome concert.

The avid fans, mostly young women in artful makeup and flashy sun dresses, lined up two hours before the opening. But once inside, the fans had to wait a little longer.

October 25, 2016 - 3:18pm
The a cappella scene at Syracuse consists of six unique groups. As the semester approaches its end, numerous a cappella events take place to showcase what the groups have been learning.

To ensure you don’t miss out, here’s a brief description of each group on campus, its individual event and the combined events for the remainder of the semester.

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October 20, 2016 - 6:27pm
Evan Bujold, alumnus and creator of comic “Late Earth,” expresses himself on the page and during Funk ‘N Waffles open mic nights.

In a black, cross-hatched world where red-headed, librarian-archers guard ancient temples and villainous creatures have elongated beaks, a boy emerges as the keeper of sanity: Attaboy!

Evan Bujold is the creator of the character Attaboy, who appears in his illustrated comic “Late Earth.” Inspired by egoism and the cultural apocalypse, "Late Earth" unfolds Bujold’s view of mainstream media as a socially-constructed device, he explained.

October 7, 2016 - 11:49am
Review: Jason Isbell and Josh Ritter put on a heartfelt show at the Landmark Theatre Thursday night, treating fans to excellent musicianship and performing.

The word of the night at the Josh Ritter and Jason Isbell concert was “sincerity.”

Country music, coming from today’s “bro” artists, can come off as preachy and hollow. Either you’re being subjected to a three-minute long ode to a truck or the objectification of women disguised as a love song.

Not so with Ritter and Isbell. The two put on a heartfelt show at the Landmark Theatre Thursday night and treated fans to excellent musicianship and performing.

October 3, 2016 - 10:50pm
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.

September 25, 2016 - 8:41pm
Review: Prior to University Union announcing the headliner hadn't show up, concertgoers enjoyed performances from LOLO, Stephen, Marshmello, D.R.A.M. and Tove Lo during a cloudless day.

The fans waited.

And waited.

But eventually, University Union announced Juice Jam headliner Fetty Wap hadn't shown up, and instructed everybody at Skytop Field on South Campus go to home.

September 23, 2016 - 9:39am
Haven't heard of every artist who's performing in our backyard on Sunday? Look no further; here's an introductory course on all the amazing sounds that'll be heard in a couple days.

Before classes even began, new and returning students alike were counting down the days until Juice Jam 2016. With buses starting to take students to Skytop Field at 11 a.m. on Sunday, the day has finally come. Headliner Fetty Wap, a New Jersey rapper best known for his hit single “Trap Queen,” will take the stage with Monty alongside other performers including pop artist Tove Lo, DJ and producer Marshmello, rapper D.R.A.M., indie electronic artist Stephen, and rock artist LOLO.

September 17, 2016 - 8:57pm
Review: LA-based DJ Gazzo remained upbeat during his performance and shared plans to collaborate with New York City-based rock group American Authors on a new single.

By the middle of DJ Gazzo's set, only about 20 of the roughly 150 initial people were still around to jam to what was an awesome performance Friday night at The Westcott Theater.