University Union

September 7, 2014 - 11:02pm
Review: Juice Jam's 10th anniversary concert features a wide variety of musical artists.

In a sea of neon and high–waisted shorts, students celebrated Juice Jam's 10th annual show on Sunday with a lineup featuring Dillon Francis, Schoolboy Q, Tinashe, 3LAU, Ace Hood, Broods and MisterWives.

April 28, 2014 - 12:26am
Pairing the EDM artist and rapper provided plenty of audio ammunition Friday at the annual year-end concert.

After a morning of eating, drinking and celebrating the end of the school semester at MayFest, Syracuse University students headed to the Carrier Dome for a night with 2 Chainz and Zedd that surely did not disappoint. 

DJ Brazzabelle opened the show with her signature house mixes that got the crowd off its feet and swaying back and forth. The energy could be felt throughout the Dome as audience members screamed in anticipation of 2 Chainz and Zedd.

April 25, 2014 - 6:42pm
Whether it was their first or last time at the annual event, SU students enjoyed the warm weather and festivities on Walnut Park.

Syracuse University’s Mayfest is seen as a “last hurrah” for students before finals and the end of the school year. Known as a weekend full of food, music and even drunkenness, the annual event something students look forward to every year.

April 2, 2014 - 12:17am
Star of FOX's 'New Girl' visits SU, gives Q&A with students.

When asked to speak at SU, New Girl’s Max Greenfield said he would much rather come to accept his honorary degree and serve as this year’s commencement speaker.

“You guys go to the cool school,” he said Tuesday night. “Go ‘Cuse! Carmelo Anthony foreva!”

No, Greenfield didn’t go to SU, but his witty, woman-loving, Jewish-professing character, Schmidt did, and it was Schmidt who showed up to deliver a commencement-styled talk filled with advice, jokes and even a little Judaism on Tuesday night.

March 7, 2014 - 12:35pm
Review: The first Bandersnatch Concert show of the semester rocked an energetic Syracuse University crowd ready for Spring Break.

If you closed your eyes Wednesday in the Schine Underground, you definitely felt like Spring Break had come early — somewhere between Coachella and a desert oasis.

Unfortunately, the carefree, billow-in-the-breeze feelings didn’t start until an hour of tirelessly waiting for sound check for the Bandersnatch concert series show to be completed.

The sold-out concert began with electronic duo ASTR, pronounced like the beginning of asteroid. The couple is comprised of New York natives Zoe Silverman on vocals and Adam Pallin on electronic percussion.

February 26, 2014 - 11:17pm
The Harlem-born rapper will headline a trio of acts at the end-of-school-year festivities in Walnut Park April 25.

Hip-hop fans have even more to look forward to this semseter. 

University Union announced Wednesday night that A$AP Ferg will headline this year's Mayfest celebration in Walnut Park on April 25. The Harlem-born rapper will perform along with DJ AraabMUZIK and Rochester-based indie-pop band, Joywave, for the end-of-school-year celebration.

February 23, 2014 - 9:13pm
University Union revealed the performers for year-end Carrier Dome concert Sunday night.

You’ll want to stay the night after this year’s Mayfest.

Zedd and 2 Chainz are set to perform at this year’s Block Party, UU announced Sunday evening via Twitter. The announcement crashed the UU website momentarily as word spread on social networks.

Zedd is a Russian-German electronic music producer and DJ, known for his Grammy Award-winning hit single “Clarity.” He recently released “Stay the Night,” a collaboration featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore.

December 5, 2013 - 1:06am
Review: EDM artists Cashmere Cat and Hudson Mohawke performed focused sets in the Schine Underground for the first show in University Union's Bandersnatch Series.

Once upstart beatsmith Hudson Mohawke settled in behind his production board — his MacBook perched nearby to his right — and started mixing monolithic basslines and glitch synthesizer beats, he never once stopped to exchange banter with the audience. He simply let his music do the talking.

November 11, 2013 - 11:05pm
Review: Hip-hop masters Macklemore & Ryan Lewis brought all the intimacy of a club show and all the theatrics of an arena concert to Syracuse on Monday.

Coursing with chatter, the people waiting to enter the Carrier Dome were wondering if the freshly famous rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis would be as captivating live as they were on their viral singles and kitschy thrift store music video.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the Barnum & Bailey of hip-hop, and the Dome was their big top Monday night. They arrived with a caravan of musicians, oddballs and friends. And by the time their set was done, no one thought it ever was going to end.

November 7, 2013 - 1:46pm
Review: Chance the Rapper's performance in the Schine Underground as part of University Union's Bandersnatch Series lived up to the hype.

He said he was better than he was the last time. Hopefully, everyone was listening.

At 9:03 p.m. on Wednesday, Chance the Rapper stepped on stage. The room was dark, but his lanky 6-foot frame and unpicked afro were undeniably identifiable. When the lights rose and the beat dropped, the crowd went crazy.