Music

October 27, 2014 - 11:12am
Some are spooky, some are campy and some are just really good -- but none should be overlooked when compiling your ultimate trick-or-treat mood music.

Forget the witch decorations and the viral-ready jack-o-lanterns: No Halloween is complete without a killer playlist. For 2014, we compiled a little bit of everything -- gothic guitars, stuttering electronics, filthy hip-hop hypotheticals -- for a 10-song soundtrack for your undead endeavors. Prime your Spotify account with these tracks to make yourself the star DJ of this year's Halloween parties.

1. Bauhaus: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (1979)

September 25, 2014 - 9:17pm
The founder of record label and publishing company Bullet Tooth returned to campus to speak on his experience working with heavy music artists in the industry.

When Josh Grabelle attended Syracuse University in the mid-1990s, he knew nothing about the music business. He had grown up seeing New Jersey punk and hardcore shows and had even hosted one in his parents' basement, but the industry itself was a distant fog.

By the early 2000s, however, the record label he'd begun only years prior signed with Sony Music Entertainment. A career helping bands in the metal and hardcore realms achieve noteriety was born.

February 3, 2014 - 9:28pm
University Union's Bandersnatch Concert Series is slated for March 5th.

It's a new semester which means some fresh new musical performances provided by University Union.

And this semester's first taste of authentic audio is the indie-pop band St. Lucia with special guest ASTR on March 5 at the Schine Underground.

January 27, 2014 - 10:02pm
The best from 2013 in the world of music were honored and made the mediocre painfully stand out.

The Grammys are weird. Like any other music award show, but multiplied by a billion, there’s this understanding that who wins is actually kind of irrelevant, but somehow we still care so much.

This year, if we pretend the nominees to begin with were the right choices (which they largely weren’t), the Grammy winners aren’t totally, offensively wrong, which is pretty much all any music lover can ask for.

December 7, 2013 - 7:01pm
From Garth Brooks to Mariah Carey, this list has your guilty pleasures covered.

This list is meant to count down some of those wonderful holiday tunes that are awful. Now, I must say before any judgment is passed that I love all of these songs; but they are all hideous in their own unique way.

These are the ones that play in the mall while you’re shopping. You know, the ones that you hum along to before realizing what you’re doing. Then you have to look around to make sure no one noticed.

These aren’t Christmas standards by Bing Crosby or Nat King Cole. And while they are catchy and easy to listen to, “The Christmas Song” they are not.

November 5, 2013 - 2:41am
The boys talk about some of the new music that has been released recently or will be released shortly - including material from Miley and Eminem - speculate on what's to come with superheroes and their appearances in film and completely nerd out on the master's upcoming flick with Leo and Jonah Hill starring.

This week we talk about some new music (2:40) that has recently dropped including the likes of Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, as well as what's to come including new material from Eminem.

We then move into talking about what is going on with superheroes in film (25:25), with pieces including Thor, Captain America and the X-Men characters coming out soon.

We finish by getting all hyped up (35:45) over what's to come with The Wolf of Wall Street.

November 4, 2013 - 9:35pm
The electronic music DJ will perform with Cashmere Cat on Dec. 4 as the last UU-sponsored show of the semester.

The final University Union-sponsored concert of the semester will come from the Bandersnatch Series. Hudson Mohawke and Cashmere Cat will perform at 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the Schine Underground. Tickets are $5 for students and staff/faculty only, and they can be purchased at the Schine Box Office.

October 29, 2013 - 11:39pm
The pop culture team drools over Alfonso Cuaron's latest, assesses what's going on with TV that is currently airing (or maybe not airing anymore), before talking about the newest nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This week we tell you why Gravity was amazing. We talk about the directing, the story, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and the vastness of space.

We then move into talking about established television shows such as How I Met Your Mother and New Girl, shows that have debuted like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and shows that have already kicked the can including We Are Men and Ironside.

We finish by going over the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who might get in this year.

October 27, 2013 - 4:55pm
The influential musician died today of unknown causes.

Lou Reed, an influential rock musician famous for his time in the Velvet Underground, died today at 71. The official cause of death is still unknown, but the singer had liver surgery in May, according to a Rolling Stone article.

October 9, 2013 - 12:11pm
The crew takes a look back at the legendary "Breaking Bad," talks about the Miley arc, and reviews Drake's new album in a more music-friendly pod this week.

This week we talk both about the finale and the overall scope of one of the great American television experiences, Breaking Bad (1:30).

We then try and explain/comprehend the new phenomenon that is Miley Cyrus (30:30). Hannah Montana doesn't live here anymore.

Finally, we talk about Drake's latest number 1 album, Nothing Was the Same (41:45) and finish off with our recommendations (48:25) for the week.