Check out the Fall '10 CNY concert calendar (then some special festival coverage this week)

The fall concert calendar is building up strength and the Otto-Tune blog heads out on a special project tonight.

Summer is a time for festival travel and weekends to the city to catch your favorite band of the moment. You don't have that kind of access to the current must-see acts during most semesters in Syracuse. However, like this past spring session, this fall is slowly turning into something special ... particularly if you enjoy indie rock. 

There's the standard promise of Juice Jam and indie being one of the genres it typically features (see Bloc Party, White Rabbits, Ra Ra Riot, etc.) and this year will likely be no different. UU has already posted their annual survey asking students what acts they'd like to see at Juice Jam. No matter how ambitious you think the suggestions are, it is nice to dream of bands like Phoenix, The Roots or The Strokes taking a day out of their schedules to grace South Campus for under $10 tickets. I suggest pushing for some of those mid-sized acts like Mayer Hawthorne  as well and writing in Phantogram for good measure (and don't forget to suggest similar acts in the Wescott Theater's less formal survey on their Facebook fan page).

There are just a shade under six weeks left for this calendar to develop, but if you haven't been monitoring the bookings in CNY check out the surprising indie acts passing through:


Titus Andronicious - 8/25 (Wed) in Ithaca

My Morning Jacket - 8/28 (Sat) Canadaigua 


Vampire Weekend - 9/10 (Fri) Rochester

Cake - 9/13 (Mon) Clifton Park

Matt & Kim -  9/15 (Wed) Syracuse  

Tony Bennett - 9/16 (Thur) Syracuse (*Sure, he's not an indie rocker... but how often does Tony Bennett come through town?)  

Ra Ra Riot - 9/18 (Sat) Geneva

Broken Social Scene - 9/24 (Fri) Ithaca

Rogue Wave and Midlake - 9/25 (Sat) Syracuse

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Otto-Tune at Camp Bisco this week

This year we're heading to our first festival.

Check the NewsHouse and the Otto-Tune blog this week for special coverage of the Camp Bisco festival in nearby Mariaville, NY.  It's an annual event put together originally by The Disco Biscuits but it's evolved into a who's who of the year's biggest dance acts. Headliners for the week include LCD Soundsystem, Girl Talk, Diplo, Thievary Corporation, Caribou, Major Lazer and more.  The Otto-Tune blog will be out taking in the sights and sounds. Get at us if you'lll be in attendance, but if not, follow along on Twitter (@NewsHouse, @NathanMattise and #CampBisco) then stay tuned here for more.

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