music

March 21, 2017 - 11:43am
Review: The Ithaca venue's Tuesday Bluesday and I-Town Community Jazz Jam events impress with their atmosphere.

If you’re looking for an excuse to go to Ithaca, The Dock offers weekly music nights dedicated to blues, jazz and reggae. Particularly, if you suddenly realized you care about jazz after seeing La La Land, Tuesday nights from 9­ p.m. to midnight are for you — I-Town Community Jazz Jam.

January 30, 2017 - 10:53pm
The duo, including SU alum Drew Taggart, announce their long-awaited debut studio album and their biggest tour to date.

After dominating just about every facet of Top 40 radio for months on end, The Chainsmokers bring their biggest news yet. The American dance music duo announced Monday that they will release their debut studio album and embark on the Memories: Do Not Open tour throughout the United States and Eastern Canada.

December 10, 2016 - 8:56pm
Review: The indie-dance band returned to snowy Syracuse on Friday night to play The Westcott Theater.

Rubblebucket was met by an adoring mass of true Upstate New Yorkers, who don’t let slushy roads stop them from belting out a song about love and human birth. The members were apparently equally-adoring, telling the crowd, “You guys are so cool.”

December 2, 2016 - 7:09pm
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 28, 2016 - 4:54pm
Even Lady Gaga’s most loyal fans haven’t met Joanne.

Named after her late aunt, Lady Gaga used her middle name as the namesake for her fifth album, which unlike past albums, challenges her voice to the edge of its diversity and skill. Released late October, Joanne successfully treads across genres in a journey of self-reflection and illustration.

Her early work is mostly pop with a few ballads, eventually expanding to R&B, disco and other genres that are equally as outlying.

November 6, 2016 - 2:29pm
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 - 2:41pm
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 - 4:18pm
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 - 7:27pm
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 13, 2016 - 1:10pm
Review: EDM DJs Hotel Garuda opened and Sam Feldt finished what was truly a memorable sold-out Bandersnatch concert.

Virtually every song Sam Feldt played during University Union’s first Bandersnatch concert of the year was met with dancing from the college kids that came to see the 23-year-old perform.

An aura of happiness followed the young DJ, who headlined the concert Wednesday night. Feldt performed for well over an hour, periodically slowing down the current song he was mixing to thank the audience. His presence and masterful mixing impressed everyone in the room.