The NewsHouse caught up with the Block Party special guests on the formation of the band, playing in front of their parents and holographic Tupac.
NewsHouse: Let’s start from scratch: how’d you two meet and when did you know it was time to make a band?
Sarah Barthel: We’ve been friends since we were 15 or 14 years old. We went to high school together and my neighbor was one of Josh’s best friends. It was just that little block where all the kids would come to hang out. Then I went to college and Josh went to New York to work on different bands and we both moved back upstate at the same time in 2005. We started hanging out and after about two years we decided to take the band seriously.
Ra Ra Riot's recent Wescott show announcement headlines the music happenings impacting SU within the last two weeks.
The Northbound Traveling Minstrel Jug Band (you could call them a CMJ darling) is currently streaming a new seven song EP on their Facebook page. They're also opening for Tea Leaf Green tomorrow night at the Wescott Theater.
Nearly half the year is behind us so Otto-Tune looks back and creates a playlist of the tracks you need to hear going forward.
The calendar is finally reading "June" so we're almost half way through 2010. Between all the labor that goes into spring semester and finals week, no one should be faulted for being a bit out of the loop when it comes to the year's music releases.
There seems to be a year-end list for everything nowadays. Why not the top nine items in Syracuse music for '09?
Music probably isn't the first thing you think of when you hear Syracuse (it's probably not even one of the top five things you think of) That said, there's more going on than you'd imagine if you haven't been paying attention in 2009. Presenting perhaps the first ever year-end music list specific to the 315...
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.