music

March 21, 2015 - 2:04pm
Billy Joel performed many of his hits at Syracuse University in front of several generations of concertgoers.

Attendees were in a "New York State of Mind" Friday night at Billy Joel’s seventh concert at SU's Carrier Dome.

"New York State of Mind" was just one of the many hits that he played in his set, which was more than two hours long. Joel opened with "A Matter of Trust" and "Pressure" and closed with an encore set that included "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," "Big Shot," "You May Be Right" and "Only the Good Die Young." Joel also played many of his other classics, such as "Piano Man," "Uptown Girl" and "The Entertainer."

February 22, 2015 - 11:33pm
Review: SU students showcased their talents while performing songs from the 80s and 90s during the fifth annual Legends Concert held in Schine Underground.

It was a true "throwback Thursday" in the Schine Underground for the fifth annual Legends Concert on February 19. Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student African American Society, Black Legacy, and Redemption Acapella, this year’s theme was the "Greatest Hits of the '80s and '90s." 

Best of the Legends Concert:

 “Ex-Factor” by Lauryn Hill | Performed by Justine Thompson

February 12, 2015 - 3:12pm
Review: The indie rockers put on a powerhouse performance blending classic hits and new music.

The New Pornographers rocked the State Theatre of Ithaca on Tuesday night, and fewer than 200 people were there to see it.

To my surprise, the Theatre was nowhere near full. I got to the venue 30 minutes before the show, which was general admission, even started and still managed to get seats in the fourth row.

But, the show deserved a far greater turnout than it received.

February 10, 2015 - 5:15pm
Review: With a Samoan dance style, Black Grace brought talent and tradition to Goldstein Auditorium for a night filled with cultural.

It may have been a snowy Monday night in Syracuse, but that didn’t stop people in the community from coming out to see New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group, Black Grace, perform their athletic and traditional repertory.  

“We love seeing live dance and there’s not many opportunities in Syracuse to see it. So, whenever we have an opportunity, we try to see it,” Sarah Saulson of Syracuse, who attended the event with her husband Peter, expained.

January 23, 2015 - 1:16pm
Review: Country singers Lee Brice and Chris Young kicked off their co-headlining tour in Syracuse, giving fans a night to remember, if the beer allowed.

A sea of plaid, camo and baseball caps filled the Oncenter War Memorial Arena and the beer was plentiful, but one thing noticeably missing from Lee Brice and Chris Young's first show on their co-headlining One Night Live Tour was a highly anticipated performance together.

December 9, 2014 - 8:31pm
The "Holiday at Hendricks" concert filled the halls with the sound of music, from modern melodies to classical tunes.

Before the doors had even opened for Sunday night’s Hendricks Chapel Holiday Concert, a line of people had already formed outside in hopes of grabbing the best seat in the house. A half-hour to go, and every seat was filled. As more people continued filing into the packed chapel, many stood wherever there was room.

December 5, 2014 - 1:13am
Give your head a break from cramming for finals and treat your ears to these five home-stretch tunes instead.

We get it -- finals week is tough. If you're not frantically trying to cram names and dates into your noggin, you're likely pounding out a term paper in the midnight hour. I speak from experience here. Luckily, music is always here to help.

November 25, 2014 - 4:44pm
For Thanksgiving, we create our own food-centric playlist to soundtrack your family culinary adventures.

The Thanksgiving holiday occupies that hungry space equidistant between Halloween and Christmas, the other two days reserved for overindulging in caloric excess. Those two tend to be sweeter (full of candy and cookies), while Turkey Day falls squarely into savory territory, notwithstanding a little cranberry sauce on the side, and, OK, pumpkin pie too.

October 27, 2014 - 4:04pm
A study conducted by a software application writer charted college students' SAT scores over their top 'liked' musical artists on Facebook.

Though you may think it easy to spot a Jack Johnson fan via his flip-flops or a Sublime listener via her penchant for Rastafarian colors, one researcher has shown that all you need to do is look at SAT scores. That's his plan, anyway.

October 8, 2014 - 11:10pm
The indie rock trio have toured all over the world, and Thursday night, they bring their manic energy to Syracuse's Lost Horizon.

Cloud Nothings, the full-band outgrowth of Dylan Baldi's teenage songwriting efforts, have been labeled "fuzzy power pop", "freewheeling sludge rock" and even an "answer to Foo Fighters' 'Everlong...