Professional Victims

March 6, 2016 - 11:04pm
Artists and fans gather to celebrate local music.

Crowds shuffled through the doors of the Palace Theatre Friday night to celebrate the annual Syracuse Area Music Awards. 

Walking into the venue was like walking into a house party; everyone was smiling, chatting, laughing and drinking together.  The salty smell of popcorn floated in the air as people walked around the foyer grabbing beers and greeting friends in the aisles of the theatre.

March 4, 2016 - 12:43pm
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.”