Entertainment: Multimedia Belt

October 6, 2014 - 10:19am
Pre-med student Eugene Maima created a six-second Vine that's been recreated and reinterpreted by thousands of web users.

When Eugene “The Dream” Maima, was 15, he made his first video on Vine, an app that allows users to share six-second short form videos. He remixed the “Marimba” default Apple ringtone.

“It was a simple Vine,” Maima, a freshman at Syracuse University, said. “I sat on a couch and played the Marimba ringtone for the first three seconds and then played the remix for the last three seconds.

September 28, 2014 - 9:26pm
Review: How seven Audio Arts graduate students, three musical acts and more than 60 orders of waffles transformed one Saturday night into a bedrock moment for campus-based DIY.

Legendary alternative musician Lou Reed. Indie-pop band Ra Ra Riot. Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn.

The careers of these music artists were all made, in one way or another, at Syracuse University. Last night at Funk ’n Waffles, a new group of students launched its inaugural event to help campus musicians find big breaks of their own.

September 11, 2014 - 8:32pm
The downtown Syracuse shop lowered its prices to compete with GameStop, but its dedicated customer core helped it surpass expectations.

A group of customers assembled outside Voltage Video Games one Sunday afternoon, waiting for the store’s owner to open up shop. After filing into the store, some customers went straight to the register to exchange old games for new ones, while others wandered the aisles, scoping out games that span back decades to systems like the original Nintendo Entertainment System and Atari 2600.

September 7, 2014 - 11:02pm
Review: Juice Jam's 10th anniversary concert features a wide variety of musical artists.

In a sea of neon and high–waisted shorts, students celebrated Juice Jam's 10th annual show on Sunday with a lineup featuring Dillon Francis, Schoolboy Q, Tinashe, 3LAU, Ace Hood, Broods and MisterWives.

August 27, 2014 - 10:26pm
The Syracuse music shop, owned by three siblings, prepares to expand to a new space in October.

Beginning in 2003, local metal band Engineer traversed the country playing in bars, concert halls and skate parks. Bobby, Brad and Ryan Gorham, who comprised the band's core, visited hundreds of music gear shops, taking note of the ones that sold rare equipment and, as Bobby said, the ones that sucked.

July 17, 2014 - 11:39pm
Review: The near homecoming for Syracuse's premier bands put on a powerful display of punk at Bug Jar that shouldn't be dismissed as noisy.

Tossing out a term like “noisy” when referring to Perfect Pussy is easy. In fact, it's too easy.

Some of the greatest punk acts of the past 30 years such as Sonic Youth and Hüsker Dü were rightfully admired -- or written off -- for being noisy.  And while still in the infancy of a musical career, Perfect Pussy and all its tinnitus-inviting clamor may have to endure that same label. Or better yet, embrace it.

April 28, 2014 - 12:26am
Pairing the EDM artist and rapper provided plenty of audio ammunition Friday at the annual year-end concert.

After a morning of eating, drinking and celebrating the end of the school semester at MayFest, Syracuse University students headed to the Carrier Dome for a night with 2 Chainz and Zedd that surely did not disappoint. 

DJ Brazzabelle opened the show with her signature house mixes that got the crowd off its feet and swaying back and forth. The energy could be felt throughout the Dome as audience members screamed in anticipation of 2 Chainz and Zedd.

April 26, 2014 - 5:23pm
Joywave, Pierce Fulton and A$AP Ferg bring music and excitement to this year's installment of SU's year-end extravaganza.

Amid the frolicking hippies and laid-back hipsters, the highly anticipated party of the year hosted thousands of students and was a feel-good time for most - even if they can’t remember it. 

April 11, 2014 - 2:42pm
Review: Nearing the 70 year anniversary of its premiere, Tennessee Williams' play is still just as potent and powerful in this regional production.

Life, memory, relationships. They can all be as delicate as glass, more difficult to maintain than to break.

Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, beautifully performed at Syracuse Stage, explores the fragility of the Southern Wingfield family that has already suffered through one of its parts breaking off.

April 3, 2014 - 1:12am
Danny Brown brought his patented blend of hip-hop to the Schine Underground in the second installment of the Bandersnatch Concert Series.

Detroit-native Danny Brown closed the Schine Underground Wednesday night with a surplus of energy and personality.

After a successful 2013, the sold-out show kicked off "The Old Danny Brown Tour" with the first stop of Brown's first national tour, consisting of twenty-nine shows across the United States.