September 29, 2017 - 8:59am
Indie rock band LVL UP played for almost 200 people at WERW's launch party on Thursday night.

This Thursday night WERW, the only student-run radio station at Syracuse University kicked off the semester with a memorable concert filled with plenty of music and energy.

The indie rock band LVL UP and Syracuse's The Wisconaut took the stage in Schine Underground, packing the room with their very distinctive sounds.

September 24, 2017 - 9:39am
The 75-year-old former Beatle proved that age was just a number as he entertained more than 35,000 who had gathered in the Carrier Dome.

Pre-Show Buzz

The fuzz of amplifiers echoed across campus, drawing curious groups of people out of air conditioned buildings and into the blazing heat. McCartney Madness, a music festival which overtook the Quad yesterday from 1:30 to 6 p.m., has been in the works since last Spring according to Dreya Cherry, a main player in bringing McCartney Madness plans into reality.

September 23, 2017 - 9:28am
Review: 'The Three Musketeers' opens Syracuse Stage's 2017-2018 theater season with plenty of sword fights and some problematic casting.

Clouds hung overhead inside the Syracuse Stage’s Archbold Theatre Friday night, while several sword holstering men took the stage. Audience members filed in to a sold-out theater as the actors practiced their swordsmanship, giving eager viewers a chance to pull out all the fencing-related jokes they'd been saving.

“Have you been practicing with your butter knife?” said one person in the back.

September 21, 2017 - 11:22am
The legendary Beatles singer is expected to draw 35,000 fans to his first-ever SU concert.

This Saturday night, the highly anticipated, sold-out Paul McCartney concert will take place at the Carrier Dome. The guitarist and singer is set to take the stage for 35,000 fans.

Set-up for the show began on Wednesday, after two months of preparation. On Thursday, speakers and lights are being brought in on 22 trailers of equipment, on top of the nine that arrived earlier in the week.

September 18, 2017 - 8:31am
Review: Trevor Noah was unafraid of controversy during his stand-up set at Cornell University Sunday night.

Trevor Noah took the stage at Cornell University’s Barton Hall Sunday evening to perform an hour of stand-up comedy. Noah, who is cursed to be forever known as Jon Stewart’s replacement on "The Daily Show," drew a crowd of 4,800 people, most of whom were students.

September 17, 2017 - 10:08pm
An arts journalism grad student returns from the Toronto International Film Festival with his pick of the festival’s most exciting movies

This year, Syracuse University graduate students from the Goldring Arts Journalism program traveled from Syracuse to Toronto to attend the 42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival. Here is a roundup of some of the notable movies that one student saw:

September 16, 2017 - 8:37am
Review: Lalah Hathaway inspires Latino and African American Syracuse University alums with classics, but loses them with more modern material.

On Friday night, Lalah Hathaway took roughly 1,300 concertgoers back in time to the 1980s and ‘90s. Hathaway was the musical performer for this year’s Coming Back Together reunion, which brings African American and Latino Syracuse University alumni to campus every three years for a weekend of celebration.

September 10, 2017 - 7:40pm
Review: The Diplo-headlined music festival started strong, but petered out as the audience dwindled.

By 11 a.m. buses full of glittery girls in crop tops and boys in partially buttoned Hawaiian shirts and started the trek to South Campus. The lineup at Juice Jam 2017 consisted of Diplo, Ugly God, MØ, Smallpools, and Jeremy Zucker. The first three sets would’ve been enough to fill the fun day of music most students were looking for, but Ugly God and Diplo’s sets left something to be desired.

September 10, 2017 - 8:47am
Review: The lead singers for the '90s rock acts have distinct approaches as to how to celebrate their familiar hits.

Darkness was beginning to fall on the final Lakeview Amphitheater concert of the summer as the crowd shuffled around, eagerly anticipating the first of the evening’s co-headliners. The lights then shut off abruptly, much to the delight of the audience and the opening piano chords of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” lingered against the backdrop of dusk.

September 9, 2017 - 6:05pm
Releasing a new album, the B-52s singer has gone solo for the first time in her career.

Cindy Wilson, of new-wave band The B-52s, is releasing her first full-length studio album and touring the United States while singing her own psychedelic, emotion-packed, electropop tunes.

“I am balls-to-the-wall excited about this album,” Wilson says of her upcoming Change out Nov. 17.

Wilson and her band performed at Syracuse’s Funk 'n Waffles, the sweet and savory waffle café-turned-music club that has become Armory Square's live music hot spot.

“Syracuse was so much fun,” Wilson said. “Everyone was really supportive about this album coming out.”