Schine Underground

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.

December 4, 2011 - 3:43pm
Preview: Long Beach neo-new wavers to play Schine with lone lead-singer.

In 2007 three dudes from Long Beach began making music. Again.

Singer-guitarist David Quon, bass player Derek VanHeule, and drummer Nathan Warkentin had been playing together in various formations for almost a decade, but this new venture was simpler and more organic than anything they’d done before. 

“The previous band we were playing in had kind of fizzled out and we thought that we were going to put music aside for a while,” said Quon. “But I’d had some ideas and we sort of started creating again; it was really fresh and easy.”

October 14, 2011 - 3:42pm
The student radio station’s first concert of the semester showcased three acts that played energetic but diverse sets

WERW’s first concert of the semester showcased three acts: Mouth’s Cradle, Guards and Class Actress.

Hip-hop, alt-rock, and synth-pop all found their onstage niche in the Schine Underground. While the artists represented a wide spectrum of styles, sounds and showmanship, they shared an enthusiasm and vigor in performance that made for a happy audience – from the eardrums to the dance floor.

February 23, 2011 - 11:25pm
Review: SU students avoided the frosty weather at Winter Carnival 2011 kick-off concert Wednesday night.

Rising hip-hop star Big Sean, electrified the jam-packed Schine Underground as 350 Syracuse University students flocked to hear him perform Wednesday night. 

As the youngest member of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music group, Big Sean has been steadily building momentum within the industry. SU’s enthusiastic student response to Wednesday night’s show provided more evidence that he could be on the brink of stardom. 

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.

October 20, 2010 - 10:09am
Review: Irish up-and-comers Two Door Cinema Club played Schine Underground last night, but could be playing major venues within the year.

Two Door Cinema Club aren’t a household name, but they could be – and soon. This up-and-coming Irish trio have already amassed a considerable following across the ocean and could very well become the next big indie-pop outfit to hit the States.

October 12, 2010 - 3:35pm
Review: The iconic DJ’s Schine Underground show proved he’s bound to do for house music what Mozart did for classical.

Steve Aoki played a venue that was appropriately packed to a crowd that was appropriately rowdy. It was University Union’s second sold-out show of the semester, yet there didn’t seem to be any overarching buzz for the event on campus.

It begs the question, how many people know who Steve Aoki is?