music

December 10, 2017 - 5:45pm
Commentary: Follow these tips to maintain your sanity and your grades.

Finals week has finally arrived. If you aren’t already stressed by thinking about the numerous papers that are due on the same day, or the hours upon hours you will need to spend in the library, then chances are you are actively seeking out ways to decrease your stress levels. Look no further. Here is a compiled list of the top five stress relievers you should indulge in this week. They say the pain is temporary and GPA is forever, but there’s no need to sacrifice your mental health for the sake of good grades. Follow these tips and you can have it all.

November 29, 2017 - 12:42pm
Review: The concert might signal a resurgence for the genre in Syracuse

The Lost Horizon hosted one of the first sold-out punk shows in the city for years, as The Story So Far, Turnstile and Drug Church brought their high-energy sets to Syracuse. Put on by Upstate NY’s After Dark Entertainment, the show brought out around 200 people on a Tuesday night, and concertgoers proved ready to match the touring bands’ energy throughout.

September 24, 2017 - 9:41am
LadyFest Syracuse provided a safe space for the celebration of music and art on Saturday night with profits going toward Vera House.

 

This Saturday, while Paul McCartney played in the Carrier Dome, an all-inclusive music-based feminist festival, LadyFest, held its fourth annual social gathering to champion “women, POC, and the LGBTQIA+ community.”

March 21, 2017 - 10:43am
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 - 9:53pm
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 - 7:56pm
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 - 6:09pm
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 - 3:54pm
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 - 1:29pm
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 - 1:41pm
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.