The downsides to summer music festivals become more apparent at the electronic/jam band event.
While Camp Bisco X's first day presented unmatched excitement and the thrill of attending a three-day summer concert, Day Two disillusioned us. The sets we saw still drove through jamming and electronic sweetness, but overpriced food, sound issues, high-anticipation and muddy conditions put a damper on the day.
With that in mind, here are two complaints from Camp Bisco Day Two:
Members of the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble reflect on the bonds they made over the years as they close out their 34th year of performances.
The members of the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble don't see their choir as just another student organization. Even as they prepare for their 35th anniversary next year, they will do it the best way they know how — as a family.
"We say we're a close-knit family and we are," said Byron Canada, the group's director. "You find your closest friend in the choir. You will go through things with people in the choir."
The popular DJ partied both during and after his set on Saturday to the delight of all at Goldstein Auditorium.
Diplo's show on Saturday was the most anticipated event on campus up to this point in the year. So when the DJ actively engaged our fondness for social media throughout his night in addition to providing what seemed to be a highly regarded set, it all lived up to the hype.
Fellow artists Nas, Damian Marley to join rapper at SU's Carrier Dome show.
On Friday, Syracuse University announced that rapper Kid Cudi will headline their spring "Block Party", which is the school's biggest concert of the year. The show, which will be held at the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. on April 29, will feature Cudi, as well as hip-hop, reggae artists Nas and Damian Marley.
The big name DJ can appeal to everyone and has a chance to be the can't-miss event of the year.
I've been critical of some University Union bookings in the recent past. Campus shows so far this year have recycled some of the artists we've seen neighboring CNY schools bring first or they included acts that failed to excite the masses (either groups were still on the brink or too niche for most).
John Baily and Michael Frishkopf show a different side of the Middle East through music.
The sun has been beating against your skin for eternity as you curl your bare toes into the burning yellow sand. You inhale through parched lips to breathe in the heavy heat.As you shade your eyes with tanned fingers you see that the fiery globe is finally nearing the horizon.Across the snaking, dry desert dunes the coming night outlines a caravan of camels, silhouetted against the setting sun.