music

December 3, 2012 - 3:03am
"Holidays at Hendricks" featured several well-known holiday songs including "O Holy Night," "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and "Winter Wonderland."

The chapel lights darkened as both choir and audience members held onto lit candlesticks. It was the beginning of the concert’s final song, “Silent Night,” and a favorite of Emily Cirillo.

"The lights are turned out and the chapel glows," said Cirillo, director of the Hendricks Chapel Handbell Ringers. "To me, this is when the holiday season officially begins."

November 20, 2012 - 10:04pm
Our entertainment lead producer shares the music she's reflecting on during Thanksgiving break.

It's that time of year again, when we all think about how lucky we are to live in a first world country, have a cute golden retriever, and an Aunt Lucy who makes a killer pumpkin pie. I know I'm not alone when I say that the thing that I am most thankful for is music.

Here is a list of 10 bands that I am thankful for and the reasons why. It's my way of saying Happy Thanksgiving to you!

 

10. Sum 41

October 29, 2012 - 1:24pm
Our picks will keep you occupied while while you ride out the storm at home or in your dorm.

Although it's barely raining in Syracuse yet, Syracuse University has canceled classes through Tuesday. So, grab your flashlights and snuggle up at home with a steaming cup of tea to enjoy our list of songs to survive the storm:


Alyssa McKinley, lead producer: "Not the Sun" by Brand New

October 6, 2012 - 10:27am
The evocative music that runs through the comedic webseries is the effective result of SU student collaborations.

As bottles of Guinness and Bud Light are cleared away and a bright yellow piece of paper expands across the wooden table, fans of the web show, Howard Rights His Wrongs, can hear the theme song kick in as the episode begins.  What fans may not have known, is that the theme song along with the musical underscore, was created by Syracuse University students.

September 16, 2012 - 6:34pm
Hundreds attended the Water Is Life music festival on Saturday Sept. 15, where performers and speakers stressed the importance of unifying as a community to fight hydraulic fracturing.

At the Water Is Life music festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, the event's energy didn’t just come from the musicians’ and speaker’s anti-hydofracking messages; it also came from the feeling of community that the event generated. 

September 12, 2012 - 1:32pm
Native American flute player Rob Benedict lets his passion for music guide him through his complicated life.

The cellphone rang. And rang. And rang. Suddenly and abruptly, the gentle melodic whistle of a flute began playing before being cut off by a generic voice mail greeting.

“That, that right there is Rob,” Matt Simmons, a man in his early 20s, said.

It was a cool Friday night in August as four men met at a table on the outdoor patio of Dorian’s Gourmet Pizza & Deli on Westcott Street. There was a breeze, just strong enough to carry a Native American tune through the open door and into the restaurant.

September 6, 2012 - 9:40pm
Review: Despite some lengthy tracks, the band's latest release is worth your time.

There’s a cinematic quality woven throughout The Seer, Swans’ newest album. Over the course of its 119 minutes, you can feel the solipsistic stoicism of Kubrick, the industrial dystopia of Lang, the ephemeral spirituality of Malick, the grueling suspense of Leone.

July 30, 2012 - 11:33am
Review: Local music fans treated to a gutsy and powerful performance Sunday night at Paper Mill Island.

Instant applause broke out as Brittany Howard strapped on her guitar and took to the stage at Paper Mill Island in Baldwinsville.

The lead singer of Alabama Shakes led her band to a speedy start without an introduction on the breezy Sunday night. It became clearer that an intro was unnecessary as the crowd began to sing every word along with Howard during the opener, "Goin' to the Party."

March 29, 2012 - 1:37am
Review: The indie-rock band riles the crowd at Schine Underground Wednesday night

It’s always a tough crowd at the Schine Underground. Students tend to stand steadfast as they watch the evening’s entertainment, perhaps due to their sober-minded hesitance to let loose in front of their peers. But pockets of fans in attendance Wednesday night quickly succumbed to the charm of the indie rock five-piece, Real Estate.

December 15, 2011 - 4:49pm
With spiked hair and a hint of Mississippi mellow in his voice, grad student Brian Brister snagged second place and the crowd’s affection in the SU Idol competition.

Brian Brister hails from Mississippi where he attended William Carey University for mass communication and music. When he’s done at Newhouse, Brister says on his website he will pursue a career in fashion photography. The NewsHouse caught up with Brian to get an insider’s look at where he got those pipes.