November 15, 2009 - 8:43pm
Three reasons why you should rock out with The Academy Is... on Tuesday night!

What do you get when you mix a great campus, amazing band and kick-ass ticket price together?

You can find out Tuesday night at the Schine Underground.

University Union is bringing to campus The Academy Is... with special guests Hot Chelle Rae and Fazeshift.

November 10, 2009 - 2:43pm
It's kind of sad NY Mag is so painfully late in addressing the music scene in Brooklyn. That said, their list of iconic indie songs that define the scene is somewhat misinformed and nauseating.

It's usually a bad thing when the mainstream media finds out about a big indie band, because then the band loses it's mystique and edge---it's called selling out. It's a whole other thing when the mainstream media makes a total ass out of itself (which isn't rare) when trying to define an entire music scene--in this case, New York Magazine listing the Top 40 songs that define the music scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Here's the list:

November 7, 2009 - 11:43am
Local hip-hop group, The Goonies, performed at Empire Brewing Co. on Friday night and delivered a show that challenged the boundaries of the genre.

The Goonies can’t be confined to the genre of hip-hop and they shouldn’t be confined to the city of Syracuse.

November 4, 2009 - 6:17pm
Get an ear-full of some of SU's hottest music talent this Friday at Funk N'Waffles

Syracuse is a musical barren wasteland no more. Find out for yourself by checking out some promising local talent this weekend.

In an effort to promote their wiley group of musicians, an SU indepenent student-run record label, O,Morning Records, is putting on a record label showcase concert this Friday at Funk N'Waffles at 8 P.M. for $5 admission.

November 4, 2009 - 7:41am
Jack's Mannequin rocked out at the Westcott Theater Tuesday night for a Jack Daniel's promotional event and hit audiences harder than the Jack and Cokes. But in a good way.

On Tuesday, November 3, Jack’s Mannequin reminded me of why I love music.

November 3, 2009 - 5:27pm
This week spans everything from actual news about The Strokes to a plethora of options in Syracuse on Nov. 17.

This month's SPIN Magazine is must have just for the Julian Casablancas interview they managed to nail down. Sure, the former Strokes' lead singer probably just granted it to promote his new solo album (because, everyone knows, it'll be forever until the band agrees to be out an album together), but he says some provocative things.

October 27, 2009 - 10:34pm
Fresh off a trip from seeing St. Vincent in action, two Otto-Tune bloggers debate the best leading ladies in indie rock.

Bloggers Jett Wells and Nathan Mattise were working on coverage of the recent St. Vincent show in Ithaca, N.Y. when they decided it was time for the second Otto-Tune Podcast. In the spirit of the trip, the debate at hand (carried on during the roadtrip even!) became who is the current queen of indie rock.

October 27, 2009 - 9:00am
The Washington, D.C.-based band makes a connection with the Syracuse crowd.

Last night at 10 p.m., a restless crowd cheered as Vertical Horizon finally appeared onstage under the blue spotlights of the quaint Westcott Theater.

Dressed in jeans and black T-shirts, lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Scannell, backing vocalist and guitarist Keith Kane, and bass guitarist Corey McCormick strapped on their guitars and drummer Jason Sutter struck the first notes of what would be great show.

October 26, 2009 - 4:49pm
Next time you see a street performer, don't just shrug them off. They might be the next "it" band

It's not everyday you run into famous people, or even people who will be famous in the near future.

October 25, 2009 - 3:50pm

In a passing conversation last week, a friend of mine mentioned that Vertical Horizon was coming to Syracuse. My mind jumped back almost a decade.

I distinctly remembered hearing “Everything You Want” — the breakout single from the band’s major-label debut of the same name — playing on my radio one morning as I was heading off to school. Middle school.

Now, as graduate student at Newhouse, my response was, “Are you serious?”

He was.