Vertical Horizon

October 27, 2009 - 9:00am
The Washington, D.C.-based band makes a connection with the Syracuse crowd.

Last night at 10 p.m., a restless crowd cheered as Vertical Horizon finally appeared onstage under the blue spotlights of the quaint Westcott Theater.

Dressed in jeans and black T-shirts, lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Scannell, backing vocalist and guitarist Keith Kane, and bass guitarist Corey McCormick strapped on their guitars and drummer Jason Sutter struck the first notes of what would be great show.

October 25, 2009 - 3:50pm

In a passing conversation last week, a friend of mine mentioned that Vertical Horizon was coming to Syracuse. My mind jumped back almost a decade.

I distinctly remembered hearing “Everything You Want” — the breakout single from the band’s major-label debut of the same name — playing on my radio one morning as I was heading off to school. Middle school.

Now, as graduate student at Newhouse, my response was, “Are you serious?”

He was.