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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.

September 24, 2011 - 5:50pm
Sophistafunk, a homegrown Syracuse band that started in 2007, uses improvisation, the audience and other bands to help them create their unique music.

Four years ago, Newhouse graduate Adam Gold sat in on performances by Jack Brown (who was a Newhouse student) and Emanuel Washington at Syracuse's own 'Funk 'n' Waffles.' A jam session with a big group of guys eventually whittled down to just the three men, and Sophistafunk was born.

"It's more of a statement than a generic name," said Brown, the band's MC and lyricist. "It sets you up for the band itself."

November 20, 2009 - 2:42am
The bruised and battered Orange (3-7 overall, 0-5 Big East) plays No. 25 Rutgers (7-2, 2-2) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the final college football game in the Carrier Dome this season. Here’s hoping for more highlights from Delone Carter and fewer from Rob Long.

"Although we've come 'til the end of the road / still I can't let go," sang Boyz II Men. Another SU football season closes.

November 14, 2009 - 12:17am
Drummer Erin Tate talks about his band, the tour and his personal life.

Known for catchy, precise instrumentation and often ridiculous song titles (“Thanks for the Killer Game of Crisco® Twister,” and "Hey! Is That a Ninja Up There?"), Minus the Bear is like that fun-loving, indie guy that you’d want to have a drink with.

This week may be your chance to buy them a beverage. The Seattle-based quintet is making a stop at The Westcott as part of its current national tour. But make sure if you get drummer Erin Tate a drink, you go for the high-end tequila.

April 28, 2009 - 2:59pm
The Icon and The Axe bring some "Propaganda" to Aux Records

Aux Records' fifth anniversary show was more than just a party - it was a release show for  the debut album for local band The Icon and The Axe. "Propaganda" is the result of more than a year of hard work for the band, and the show is a sort of homecoming. 

The album has been in the works for 14 months, and both Ulf Oesterle, manager and owner of Aux Records, and the band members said they were excited to see the release.

April 22, 2009 - 9:40pm
Aux Records throws a birthday party

Five years ago, Ulf Oesterle took out a $6,000 student loan. But he wasn’t buying a meal plan or textbooks. He was starting a record label.

Today, Aux Records (pronounced like the first letter of Oesterle’s last name) is five years old and still going strong. Aux’s first band, Merit, still holds the label’s best-selling album and has toured the country with its three albums. Aux now boasts nearly a dozen artists.