Bandersnatch

December 5, 2012 - 10:35pm
Review: On Wednesday night, the Cincinnati-based indie-rockers played to an ecstatic audience in an environment much more intimate than the ones they've grown used to.

If the guys of Walk the Moon live life the way they play music, they are probably surrounded by dancing at all times.

The indie-rock band took to the Schine Underground for University Union’s second Bandersnatch Music Series show of the fall semester in an event Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Even during the band’s slower songs it was impossible for audience members to stand still. There’s no wondering why the chorus of Walk the Moon’s crowd pleaser "Lisa Baby" boasts “my baby is a dancing queen.”

September 20, 2012 - 9:31pm
The two rappers will kick off this years' series in The Schine Underground Monday, Oct. 15.

In the same fashion as last year's Bandersnatch Series, University Union is kicking off the year with a rap show. Los Angeles', Kid Ink will headline with support from Skizzy Mars.

March 30, 2012 - 2:51pm
Review: The folk-punk band mixes old and new tracks for an engaged Schine Underground crowd.

If you didn’t know about Titus Andronicus’ lo-fi folk-punk fusion, the sight of Syracuse University students' head banging might’ve been a jarring visual.

The band headlined a WERW and Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association co-sponsored show at the Schine Underground on Thursday along with bands Caveman and local student band The Vanderbuilts.

March 5, 2012 - 4:39pm
The Brooklyn-based band looks to continue tradition of strong indie performances at the Schine Underground.

Real Estate, a Brooklyn indie act, will headline the second Bandersnatch Music Series show of the semester on Wednesday, March 28 in the Schine Underground.

After the success of last week's Cults show, University Union looks to gain momentum with the acclaimed up-and-coming act. Support for the show hasn't been announced.

March 1, 2012 - 9:24am
Review: Cults, The Vanderbuilts successfully open University Union's first Bandersnatch show of the semester with enthusiastic brand of indie-rock.

Pulling off a successful performance in Syracuse’s Schine Underground isn’t easy. Even a talented act must face the threat of questionable acoustics and indifferent student audiences. Luckily, Cults and the Vanderbuilts overcame both obstacles with the artistic finesse of bands well-versed in small-venue performances.

“We played our first show here,” Vanderbuilts frontman Sam Kogon told the crowd between songs.

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.

November 10, 2011 - 2:38pm
Review: Rapper Lil B spread peace and love at his Schine Underground performance Wednesday night.

Rapper Lil B is a god. Not a benevolent god or even a furious god, but the Based God.

“There’s only one Based God. There will never be another me,” he said before launching into stream of consciousness freestyle at his November 9 Schine Underground performance at Syracuse University. The show was the first for University Union’s Bandersnatch Music Series this semester.

Born Brendan McCartney, Lil B grew up in Berkeley, Calif.

"I think California is a great place if you wanna say this is me,” he said. “I got flowers growing out of my butt. Don’t judge me.”

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).

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.

December 22, 2010 - 11:41am
As we join Block Party headliner Drake in waving bye-bye to 2010, take a look at the top moments and matters for the Syracuse music scene.

It's the time of year for massive amounts of lists and not even Syracuse is safe. We reached out to some of the movers and shakers in the campus music community to compile some of their own original year-end lists spanning a variety of topics. And, continuing in the spirit of last year, we here at Otto-Tune compiled our second annual year-end list of Syracuse music happenings. Let us know what you think in the comments below.