indie music

March 4, 2016 - 11:43am
Singer-songwriter Ashley Cox of Professional Victims discusses her songwriting process and her journey as a musician.

A twenty-dollar bill tucked in between her guitar strings; that is when singer-songwriter Ashley Cox said she realized her talents as a musician could take her beyond the street corners of Downtown Syracuse and into the city’s music scene. 

“I started playing on the streets just for fun, playing cover songs,” Cox said. “And I was drawing some crowds.”

October 28, 2014 - 4:50pm
Review: Despite being down one guitarist, the Nashville-based power rockers charmed a tiny crowd at The Haunt in Ithaca on Sunday, Oct. 26.

What’s in a name? That which we call Diarrhea Planet by any other name would sound as sweet. Despite, or perhaps in virtue of, having what could possibly be one of the worst band names of the decade, Diarrhea Planet rocked The Haunt in Ithaca, N.Y. last Sunday with their brand of heavy metal, '90s tributes and just plain rock 'n’ roll.

September 11, 2014 - 12:13pm
We scoured Central New York to find the don't-miss indie, alternative and hip-hop shows of fall 2014 so you don't have to.

There's no denying the scores of Instagrammed pumpkin spice lattes and apple cinnamon baked goods that autumn brings. There's also no denying how delicious those confectionary treats are. But fall is also harvest season, and this year, plenty of concerts are ripe for the picking here in Central New York.

Syracuse's position in the state allows it to be a pinwheel of sorts, with awesome shows within an hour's drive in each direction. From dreamy indie pop to classic folk to trippy reggae, CNY has it all. Here's the proof: seven anticipated shows you won't want to miss this season.