music

February 28, 2013 - 9:03am
The third episode of "Smash" this season shows one bright spot amongst too many familiar complaints.

Finally, “Smash” is going somewhere that satisfies the audience this week: real drama falls on the play writer Julia and the new character Peter, a dramaturg, which will probably refresh and re-explore Bombshell.

February 25, 2013 - 1:07am
Review: Now 25, pop singer Aaron Carter invited fans to the After Party at The Westcott Theater on Sunday Feb. 24.

Aaron Carter diehards waited for six hours outside The Westcott Theater in the snow and rain on Sunday afternoon, just so they could be front and center for The After Party Tour.

Their wait was well worth it.

Catherine Sasso lined up with two friends outside the Westcott around 1 p.m. hoping that she’d get a peek at Carter when his van pulled up.

February 17, 2013 - 5:00pm
The trio behind this up-and-coming Syracuse venue hope to promote and showcase lesser-represented genres in the local music scene.

To get inside The Elevated Underground, you must first climb up over 20 steps toward a bright blue door, then duck down once you’re in. Next door to a park on the corner of West Onondaga Street and South Geddes Street in a quiet residential area on the Westside lies Syracuse’s best-kept music secret.

“You wouldn’t know it now, but it used to be a horror scene down here,” Dusten Blake, 25, owner of The Elevated Underground, said.

February 13, 2013 - 10:19pm
NBC's musical drama Smash entered its second season last week with a new show runner and the same big aspirations.

The new season of Smash returned with a two-hour episode last Tuesday which is ambitious yet feckless.

The finale of season one ended with Karen (Katharine McPhee) staring as Marilyn Monroe on stage in “Bombshell,” a musical about Monroe, while her counterpart Ivy (Megan Hilty) began taking pills after being replaced by Karen.

February 13, 2013 - 11:46am
Arts Journalists pick some of their favorite art representing notions of romantic love.

Kartography by Kamila Shamsie

Happy Valentine's Day from TheNewsHouse.com

February 11, 2013 - 4:58pm
Review: Alt hip-hop band WHY? played a show at Rochester's Water Street Music Hall Sunday night, supported by Astronautalis and Dream Tiger.

The promise of two alternative hip-hop acts fronted by intelligent, skinny-white-dude rappers brought a crowd of young hipsters to the Water Street Music Hall in Rochester Sunday night.

WHY? and Astronautalis, with opener Dream Tiger, didn’t disappoint on the fourth show of their two month tour, bringing all the witty lyrics, interesting beats, and weird dance moves that the audience could want.

December 25, 2012 - 2:00am
SU's School of Music provides a serious education for dedicated musicians of all types.

Walking up the intricately carved wooden spiral staircases in Crouse College, one can hear the faint strains of organ music. Open the doors of Setnor Auditorium and there it is: the 3,823-pipe organ donated by John Crouse that was originally built in 1889. The organ and the auditorium itself are perhaps the most recognizable assets to the Setnor School of Music, but the school is home to professors and students who are truly passionate about music.

December 3, 2012 - 2:03am
"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 - 9:04pm
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!

 

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October 29, 2012 - 12:24pm
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