University Union

February 23, 2014 - 8:13pm
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 - 12:06am
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 - 10:05pm
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 - 12:46pm
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.

November 4, 2013 - 9:35pm
The electronic music DJ will perform with Cashmere Cat on Dec. 4 as the last UU-sponsored show of the semester.

The final University Union-sponsored concert of the semester will come from the Bandersnatch Series. Hudson Mohawke and Cashmere Cat will perform at 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the Schine Underground. Tickets are $5 for students and staff/faculty only, and they can be purchased at the Schine Box Office.

October 17, 2013 - 5:02pm
Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer of 'Saturday Night Life' performed in Goldstein Auditorium on Wednesday, an event sponsored by University Union.

With noticeably different comedic styles, the girls of Saturday Night Live, also known as Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer, had a full house laughing with tears Wednesday in Goldstein Auditorium.

After opening act Nick VatterottMcKinnon marched out onto the stage to Britney Spears’ “Work B--," and subsequently grinded on the mic stand.

October 4, 2013 - 3:49pm
Review: Despite the disconnect between Twenty One Pilots and opener Travi$ Scott, University Union's Homecoming concert offered a fun night of music for a small crowd.

University Union’s Homecoming concert on Thursday in Goldstein suffered an identity crisis.

The show featured local openers Shiffley, a pop rock band hellbent on bringing synth back, Travi$ Scott, an up-and-coming rapper who mostly yelled at the crowd for his half hour set, and Twenty One Pilots, the alt-pop/hip-hop headliners.

September 29, 2013 - 6:30pm
Homecoming 2013 kicks off this week with events, lectures, food and fun for the entire SU community, past and present.

It’s that time of year again: the weather is growing cooler, the leaves are changing to brilliant shades of orange, red and yellow and campus will soon be flooded with alumni for Orange Central and homecoming weekend. Don't miss out on this year’s key events.

Slice of Orange Days

Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come to Schine Atrium for this free event. Enjoy games, food and prizes. Plus, find out who’s a part of the Orange Central Court.

Trivia Night

Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

September 23, 2013 - 2:02pm
Chicago artist Chance the Rapper will perform in the Schine Underground in November.

Does Syracuse have enough hip-hop yet?

September 15, 2013 - 9:21pm
The student organization made another 10 p.m. announcement via Twitter, adding Vanessa Bayer and Kate McKinnon of 'Saturday Night Live' to their already impressive lineup of fall events.

University Union isn't all about the music.

At 10 p.m., the student group made an annoucement via Twitter saying two female comedians of Saturday Night Live fame will be at SU in October.

"LIVE FROM NEW YORK (Syracuse, NY...) IT'S THE #GIRLSOFSNL! Join Vanessa Bayer & Kate McKinnon on 10.16 for non-stop laughs in Goldtein Aud." Comedy Central's Nick Vatterott will open the show, which starts at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.