Bring Your Own Vinyl Night, a weekly event at Funk 'N Waffles, draws students and community members to try out a new way of listening to music.
In a world of easily accessible digital music, listening to a vinyl record can be seen as either for older generations or contrarians. The format has seen a resurgence in recent years, but it still carries the mark of an item reserved for only serious collectors and aficionados. To the uninitiated, vinyl records can seem mysterious and a little intimidating.
OFWGKTA band The Internet played its first Syracuse show to a packed house at Funk 'N Waffles downtown, and the group has hopes to return.
At 7:15 Sunday night, The crowd bum-rushed the 250-person venue of Funk ‘N Waffles in downtown Syracuse. Some concert-goers had been waiting as early as 5 p.m. to get a quality view at The Internet's Sept. 27 show, which is a part of its Ego Death tour.
“I missed them in Manhattan because I went to see Jonny Craig,” said Yvette McCloud, a Verizon T-1 tech coming all the way from the Bronx, New York, who was among the early arrivals. “They were playing across town [the same night].”
Syracuse native Jarred Vryhof fills the need for healthy, cruelty-free food options, one block of cheese at a time.
Standing at nearly six feet tall with a brawny build and tattoos covering his biceps, Jarred Vryhof says people are always surprised to learn he is an animal-loving, plant-eating vegan. Driven by his experimental appetite, Vryhof started making non-dairy cheese last year when he and two friends were planning to open a vegan restaurant. Although Vryhof’s business partners eventually backed out, he followed his passion for cooking and improving the plant-based food options in Syracuse.
After a yearlong job search, Bail Chol, a deaf Sudanese immigrant, has found a home at Funk 'n Waffles.
Hands have been whirling about for the past two months in a kind of frenzy at Funk 'n Waffles, and not because they were making food.
Those hands belong to Bail Chol, a Sudanese immigrant who was born deaf.
Since Funk 'n Waffles opened almost three years ago, the co-owners, SU alumni Adam Gold and Kyle Corea, have had 20 employees that fit the relaxed, funky style of their restaurant. Chol is the first with a disability, they said.
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.