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February 29, 2012 - 8:57pm
Living Colour front man Corey Glover returns to Syracuse with funk band Galactic

In 1989, the rock group Living Colour came to Syracuse University to open for the Rolling Stones at the Carrier Dome. At the time, Boeheim's squad ranked in the top ten nationally, a democrat ran city hall, CNY had enjoyed a relatively mild winter and Carousel Mall was under construction (it was being built). So when Living Colour front man Corey Glover returned to the Salt City last night, he may have been eerily reminded of the past. After all, some things never change.

February 27, 2012 - 2:11am
NYC indie rockers Cults to show off their catchy, glitzy sound in Bandersnatch event on Feb. 29.

Indie-rock band Cults are set to play the Schine Underground Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the first Bandersnatch music series show of the semester.


Core members Madeline Follin and Brian O’Blivion will be joined by Gabriel Rodriguez, Marc Deriso and Nathan Aguilar for live support. Local student band The Vanderbuilts will open the show with a set list of all-new material.

February 13, 2012 - 2:36pm
Review: Dan Kempson and Caitlyn Lynch's vocals soar in the Syracuse Opera performance.
Even if you have not heard of Carmina Burana, you have almost certainly heard it, or at least some of its parts.
January 30, 2012 - 3:40pm
NewsHouse sits down with Canadian pop star Lights to talk superheroes, black metal and bloodsucking moths.

NewsHouse: So you said you’ve been to Syracuse before. Do you have any memories from when you played here last?

Lights: It always seems like one of those stops we make on tour for some reason. It’s cool, there’s always been a little something. When we first came down here in 2008, we played the same venue a couple times. When we first started there were maybe like 80 people that showed up. It’s fun, there’s always people that show up. There’s definitely a special vibe.

January 26, 2012 - 7:37pm
Want some live music this month? Here's a brief look at some of the more prominent concerts coming up in the Syracuse community.

Thursday, Feb. 2: Ludacris and Rick Ross co-headline University Union's massive inaugural Rock the Dome event at the Carrier Dome. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

January 24, 2012 - 10:55pm
The NewsHouse music writers look ahead to 2012 and talk about some of the albums we're looking forward to the most.

Chris Baker, Lead Producer

Mumford & Sons, TBA

 It’s been more than two years since their breakout album Sigh No More hit the shelves and launched the Irish folkies’ careers. The debut album, however, will be tough to top. Their highly-anticipated sophomore album (expected to be released early this year) will either solidify the band as revolutionary folk revivalists or one-hit wonders. Expect the former.

Machine Gun Kelly, Lace Up

January 23, 2012 - 3:12pm
Aziz Ansari, comedian and actor in the television series Parks and Recreation, to perform at the OnCenter in April.

Comedian Aziz Ansari will perform his stand-up routine at the OnCenter Arena in Syracuse Friday, April 13, University Union Performing Arts announced Monday.

Ansari, also an actor on shows Parks and Recreation and Human Giant, has appeared in several movies, including Get Him to the Greek and 30 Seconds or Less.

January 15, 2012 - 2:17am
Chris Conley plays old favorites and new songs at the Lost Horizon, with help from a few local acts.

Saves the Day frontman Chris Conley's singing is a laborious process. When he reaches up for the high notes, his face scrunches up, resembling an overbearing grandmother looking for a child's cheeks to pinch.

For all that work, however, his uniquely high-pitched, emo-drenched voice crooned the audience at the Lost Horizon on Saturday during an acoustic show at the typically heavy rock venue.

January 5, 2012 - 12:19pm
The two Southern rappers will co-headline University Union's inaugural winter concert at the Carrier Dome.

Rappers Ludacris and Rick Ross will co-headline its Rock The Dome concert, held in the Carrier Dome on Feb. 2, University Union announced Wednesday.

The two popular Southern rappers are the first headliners for the inaugural event, a new large-scale concert in addition to the springtime Block Party.

December 4, 2011 - 3:43pm
Preview: Long Beach neo-new wavers to play Schine with lone lead-singer.

In 2007 three dudes from Long Beach began making music. Again.

Singer-guitarist David Quon, bass player Derek VanHeule, and drummer Nathan Warkentin had been playing together in various formations for almost a decade, but this new venture was simpler and more organic than anything they’d done before. 

“The previous band we were playing in had kind of fizzled out and we thought that we were going to put music aside for a while,” said Quon. “But I’d had some ideas and we sort of started creating again; it was really fresh and easy.”