Block Party

April 28, 2012 - 1:18pm
Review: Kaskade's live electro-house set entertains more than 5,000 students in the Carrier Dome Friday night.

Friday’s diverse Block Party lineup kept fans of all sorts engaged in the show from start to finish in the Carrier Dome.

April 26, 2012 - 6:44pm
After weeks of criticism from students, up-and-coming house DJ Kaskade, alt-rockers Cold War Kids and Phantogram are set to entertain thousands in the Carrier Dome.

Is anyone going to Block Party this year?  That might be a question you hear around campus lately.

After University Union announced last month Block Party 2012 would feature DJ Kaskade and alt-rock act Cold War Kids, some students quickly vocalized their displeasure for the choices. 

Past Block Parties brought acts such as Kid Cudi, Nas, Kanye West and N.E.R.D., so expectations for big name artists this year were high again. 

April 4, 2012 - 5:36am
UPDATE: The electric rock band will play at Block Party.

Multiple concert listing outlets are reporting that indie pop band Phantogram will be playing at Syracuse University on April 27.

March 26, 2012 - 9:33pm
Concert to pair unique mix of dance, soulful rock tunes.

House music DJ Kaskade and indie rockers Cold War Kids, along with one more act to be announced, will perform at this year's Block Party, University Union said Monday.

March 25, 2012 - 8:54pm
Artists Outasight, Timeflies, AER, 5 & A Dime to perform Mayfest 2012.

Indie-pop influenced dance artist Outasight, Brooklyn dub-rap duo Timeflies, Syracuse University-based acoustic jam-rap fusers AER and mashup-dubstep artist 5 & A Dime will perform at Mayfest 2012, University Union announced Sunday night.

May 26, 2011 - 8:44am
Although Syracuse has the largest indoor arena within 260 miles, major concerts and community events are rare because of its commitment to Orange athletics and campus activities.

Looming over the Syracuse skyline is a 527,320 square foot mass of gray cement on the campus of Syracuse University. Though bland to the eye on its exterior, the building frequently radiates orange and the emotion of fervent fans from the inside.

The Carrier Dome is a staple of the university, providing a lifetime of memories for its guests. It welcomes students on preview days, bids them farewell during commencement and hosts countless events in between.

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.

May 1, 2010 - 12:31pm
Joe Blum goes behind the beer and controversy to show what the new SU-sponsored block party is really like.

Want to know what Mayfest is really like? Well, wonder no more. Joe Blum and his trustworthy handheld camcorder take you inside the controversial celebration. With plenty of colorful characters, Capri Sun and profanity-riddled rants, Mayfest is not your ordinary school day.

Blum. Beer. Bedlam. Need we say more?

May 1, 2010 - 1:02am
Making Block Party history, headliner Drake performed at the Dome Friday for a record-breaking 9,500+.

Leading up to Block Party this week, campus was buzzing with several questions about the status of Drake’s voice. After canceling a show at University of Massachusetts-Lowell Wednesday due to a vocal problem, the Toronto native’s situation dominated conversations around campus.

But once Drake took the stage in the Carrier Dome, he wasted little time easing the audience’s concerns.

“The doctor told me to take three days off,” Drake said while sipping on some water. “But I couldn’t do that to my family at Syracuse.”

April 28, 2010 - 12:24pm
The Campus Consciousness Tour is offering students the opportunity to score free tickets through volunteer work for the Drake-headlined Block Party Concert on Friday.

Reverb's Campus Consciousness Tour is looking for volunteers for Friday's Block Party Concert headlined by Drake in exchange for free tickets to the event.

The volunteers are asked to participate in Reverb's efforts to educate and mobilize students regarding environmental awareness.