Music

September 16, 2012 - 5:34pm
Hundreds attended the Water Is Life music festival on Saturday Sept. 15, where performers and speakers stressed the importance of unifying as a community to fight hydraulic fracturing.

At the Water Is Life music festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, the event's energy didn’t just come from the musicians’ and speaker’s anti-hydofracking messages; it also came from the feeling of community that the event generated. 

February 29, 2012 - 8:57pm
Living Colour front man Corey Glover returns to Syracuse with funk band Galactic

In 1989, the rock group Living Colour came to Syracuse University to open for the Rolling Stones at the Carrier Dome. At the time, Boeheim's squad ranked in the top ten nationally, a democrat ran city hall, CNY had enjoyed a relatively mild winter and Carousel Mall was under construction (it was being built). So when Living Colour front man Corey Glover returned to the Salt City last night, he may have been eerily reminded of the past. After all, some things never change.

February 13, 2012 - 3:04pm
Josh Breeden and Leah Harrison outline their latest holiday playlist for Valentine's lovers

William Shakespeare had a pretty good grasp on the concept of romance (unless you count Romeo & Juliet.) The king of romance once wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on.” Whether your valentine prefers the sounds of the 21st century, or has a taste for tunes a bit more aged, we’ve got you covered. Here it is: Josh & Leah's 2012 Valentine’s Day Playlist!

December 7, 2011 - 4:17pm
Josh Breeden and Leah Harrison team up again to bring you their mix of classical and popular Christmas tunes

According to Walgreens it’s been Christmastime since mid-October. These two writers think this is stupid. In protest we held out on writing a holiday playlist so we could give the pilgrims our undivided attention. Well, the turkey’s been devoured and as I type, Scrooged is on TV –– Santa’s time has come. We’ve compiled the ultimate mix of popular and classical tunes to put you in the credit card-swiping mood.

 

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.”

November 22, 2011 - 4:19pm
The perfect playlist for you and your family this Thanksgiving

It's not yet December and already Christmas lights adorn porches and radio stations throughout Central New York are playing nonstop Christmas music. While the unstoppable Christmas machine may already be in motion, it's never too late to stop and remember a holliday that doesn't get many decorations or FM air time: Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving may not boast the same volume of topical music allotted to Christmas or Halloween, but here are some key songs that should be a part of everyone’s celebration:

November 21, 2011 - 5:59pm
Review: Symphony Syracuse underwhelms Friday night at Crouse-Hinds Theater

If Symphony Syracuse has a mission to keep their music on the stage, their performance on Friday, Nov. 18 left listeners questioning their conviction. Much of the evening was boring, due in part to a disagreement in interest between the programmers and this reviewer, and, more importantly, to the lackluster playing and tatty rhythm.

November 14, 2011 - 12:12pm
Preview: Symphony Syracuse will perform Mozart, Berlioz and Weber with special guests this weekend.

Symphony Syracuse has a mission: motivate the community to keep music on the stage. Serving this purpose, they will perform Mozart, Berlioz, and Weber at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater on Friday evening under the baton of Guest Conductor Heather Buchman.

November 6, 2011 - 9:56pm
Preview: The Kronos Quartet prepares for a week long stay at Syracuse University

Starting tomorrow, Syracuse University students will have the opportunity to learn from, share with and exchange ideas with the members of the legendary Kronos Quartet.

October 30, 2011 - 6:08pm
The perfect classical and popular music picks to spookify your Halloween.

If you’re looking to amp up your trick-or-treating playlist this Halloween, look no further. Local music critics Josh Breeden (pop) and Leah Harrison (classical) serve up their favorite spooky soundtracks, both classical and popular. You won’t find the famous organ "Toccata and Fugue" or the "Monster Mash" on this list, but instead some eerie choices that would make both Bach and Bobby Pickett’s hair stand on end.