Music

March 6, 2011 - 2:39pm
The iSchool is looking for a mixtape of SU artists to hype at SXSW, here are three quick suggestions from Otto-Tune.

Syracuse's social media presence has been making things happen for quite some time now and this week they came up with another great idea for the iSchool's upcoming SXSW Orange Influencers party: 

Let a 'Cuse alum DJ the event. Let the playlist be comprised of 'Cuse artists.

February 24, 2011 - 9:11am
A new batch of available Diplo tickets highlights the music happenings on campus this week.

February 22, 2011 - 8:47am
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).

February 20, 2011 - 6:37pm
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.

February 14, 2011 - 3:32pm
The Washington, D.C.-based reggae act played a nearly-two hour intimate set for a surprisingly adoring crowd.

SOJA played a full house of Syracuse's reggae lovers into an all-night groove with their longing melodies, forceful rhythms and intricate lyrics about unity, love and freedom on Sunday night. Considering that, the show became a fitting date setting for all who spent Valentine's Day Eve at The Wescott Theater. 

February 12, 2011 - 4:45pm
Sarongs latest gig at The Lost Horizon proved there's no excuse to miss their next one.

If you haven’t listened to Sarongs yet, do it now. Click away from whatever other
diversion you’re currently enthralled with and check them out. Then make every effort to see
them play live as soon and as often as you can. February 26 at The Lost Horizon would be a good start.

February 8, 2011 - 12:03pm
Ra Ra Riot's recent Wescott show announcement headlines the music happenings impacting SU within the last two weeks.
  • The Northbound Traveling Minstrel Jug Band (you could call them a CMJ darling) is currently streaming a new seven song EP on their Facebook page. They're also opening for Tea Leaf Green tomorrow night at the Wescott Theater.

 

February 7, 2011 - 4:16pm
Two of SU's radio stations are in the running for mtvU's College Radio Woodie Award.

Thanks to a commitment to bringing the best new music to their listeners, two of Syracuse University’s radio stations are up for a mtvU Woodie Award. WERW and WJPZ are nominated in the Top 50 College Radio Woodie category and could be honored with a Woodie for being the best college radio station in the country for 2011.

 

January 24, 2011 - 11:40pm
At first you may not recognize the acts for the first UU show of the semester, but those in the know will tell you it's a ticket worth getting.

It's less than a week after we managed to get a January/February concert calendar posted and University Union (specifically Bandersnatch) managed to already announce an addition with its first show of the semester.

January 19, 2011 - 10:28pm
Shows are slow to be booked at the start of the semester, but let the New Year inspire you to find new music in the meantime.

Happy New Year and New Semester from Otto-Tune.