syracuse Archive

The Afro Nips – Get High – OUT NOW on Aux Records @theafronips @auxrecords #gethigh #420

Apologies to all of you for my extended absence… For my first one back in a while, let’s shout out some local good guys who win the “Most Appropriately Titled Album of the Day”: Syracuse, NY 2-piece The Afro Nips’ latest album, Get High, just dropped, right now, on April 20th, 2015. Coincidence? I think […]

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DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist played Syracuse, NY 11/10/14 (pix) @djshadow @cut_chemist

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist brought their touring ethnomusicology lesson to a respectable and excited crowd on a cold Tuesday in Syracuse, NY a few weeks back. After catching the show in Austin during the tour’s first leg, it was pretty much mandatory to follow up with a second helping of tunes cultivated from Afrika […]

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WIN TIX TO THE RENEGADES OF RHYTHM TOUR ft. @DJSHADOW & @CUT_CHEMIST at @WESTCOTTTHEATER #afrikabambaataa

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist – Renegades Of Rhythm Tour 11/10/14 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater After a wildly successful initial run, longtime friends/producers DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist have extended their Renegades Of Rhythm tour. Both legendary disc jockeys in their own right, Cut and Shadow are no strangers to the world of […]

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Interview with Mark from Bridge Under Fire; New 7″ out on LRS Records/Orange S.L.S Records @bridgeunderfire @lrsrecords

How about a little love for my hometown, eh? Syracuse, NY 4-piece rockers Bridge Under Fire are proof positive that family, work, school, and life in general do not have to detract from having fun in a band. With 4 years under their belt, B.U.F. has maintained a fiercely DIY ethic, independently releasing their music […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Chris Vest from Framing Hanley; Playing K-Rockathon 8/2 @framinghanley @KROCKCNY

How do you tell if the stage is level?
 The drummer is drooling from both sides of his mouth. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST. Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately […]

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Scott Ian “Speaking Words” Review – 3/6/14 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY @scott_ian @anthrax

Legendary Anthrax shredder Scott Ian made a stop in Syracuse, NY during his “Speaking Words” tour on March 6th, marking his first appearance at our beloved mainstay venue, Lost Horizon, in many, many years. Flooded with animated graphics, quirky anecdotes, a paternity squabble, and stories that’ll probably put your best late night tall-tales to absolute […]

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Swear and Shake hit Syracuse This Sunday (2/16); New Album Ain’t That Lovin’ drops in 2014! @swearandshake

We’ve covered Brooklyn based indie-folkers Swear and Shake in the past and this Sunday, the quartet will find their way back to Syracuse for a headlining set at the Wescott Theater.  Since we last checked in the with the group, they’ve released two new singles and videos off of their forthcoming 2014 album *Ain’t That Lovin’ […]

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Real Magic hits Syracuse, NY on 2.6.14; Debut album DEEP BREATHING out NOW @HugrecordsDNVR @realmagicmusic

Currently on the road as part of a stacked bill that includes Odesza and the mighty Emancipator, Real Magic (aka Drew Englander) is bringing his hypnotically danceable synth-pop to the stage right here in Syracuse, NY on February 6th! You know there’s nothing else happening around here, so why on Earth would you miss such an awesome […]

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Scott Ian (Anthrax) “SPEAKING WORDS” Tour announced; Hits Syracuse’s Lost Horizon on 3/6/14! @scott_ian @anthrax

Attention 315’rs: Anthrax’s Scott Ian is going on a spoken word tour this year, and our very own Lost Horizon is hosting a very rare appearance on March 6th Come get ridiculous with us and watch as one of metal’s most well-known and revered axe-men gives us a glimpse into his amazing career!  *Scott Ian’s A […]

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EARTH CRISIS Unveils Salvation Of Innocents @earsplitpr @earthcrisis #syracuse #hardcore

Candlelight Records today confirms March 3rd for Europe and March 4th as the North American release date for Salvation of Innocents, the label debut from hardcore/metal pioneers EARTH CRISIS. Mixed by Zeuss (Agnostic Front, Terror, Hatebreed), the album and its lead single, “The Morbid Glare,” will be available for preorder via iTunes and other digital platforms beginning January 20th/21st.

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PERFECT PUSSY signs to Captured Tracks; On tour NOW across the US! #SYRACUSE #NOISE #PUNK @capturedtracks

PERFECT PUSSY Photo Credit: Ben Cleeton Perfect Pussy have just announced their recent signing to Brooklyn indie tastemaker label Captured Tracks. One of the most fearless and intriguing projects to surface in recent years, the band garnered widespread critical acclaim following the release of a four song EP, titled I have lost all desire for feeling, […]

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Interview with Tom Hamilton from AMERICAN BABIES; Playing Syracuse, NY TOMORROW 12/7 @ambabes

Philadelphia, Pa. 4-piece American Babies is currently on the road supporting their latest album Knives and Teeth, via The Royal Potato Family. Philly has never been a slouch in the musical talent department, and American Babies boasts a very strong lineup with loads of recording and performance experience behind them, most notably guitarist Tom Hamilton […]

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Interview with Brendon Flynn from Freya; Releasing Paragon of the Crucible this month! @freyaband

Syracuse, NY metal band Freya have had quite an interesting career for themselves thus far, one that has taken them across musical genres and found them experimenting with a wide range of sonic possibilities. Though the band has had a few lineup changes over the years, but none are stronger than this current incarnation, and […]

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Interview with Kayleigh Goldsworthy; New album BURROWER out 11/5/13!!! @kayleighgolds @catalystgrouppr

Brooklyn, NY (and Upstate NY native) Kayleigh Goldsworthy is a triple threat: Talented, Dedicated, and Beautiful. The songstress, well known for her previous band The Scarlett Ending, has loads of performance and studio experience, in addition to logging in thousand upon thousands of travel miles in the US and abroad. But Kayleigh seems no where […]

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Interview with Oli Herbert from All That Remains @atrhq ; Played KROCKATHON @krockcny in #Syracuse @razorandtie

Boston, Massachusetts 5 piece metal group All That Remains has been steadily climbing the ranks of the music scene in recent years, no small feat given the vast ubiquity of heavy music across the national and international metal landscape. As an original member, guitarist Oli Herbert has been with All That Remains for 15 years […]

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Interview with Phil from Taproot; Played Gift in its entirety 6/27; More touring to come! @followtaproot

Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Taproot, now entering their 16th year of existence (!), were recently out for a short run of tour dates, and the quartet will found themselves in a few East Coast cities, including a stop in Syracuse, NY on June 27th. Most widely recognized for their 2002 smash hit, “Poem,” Taproot have continued to […]

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Interview with Karl Buechner from @EarthCrisis; Playing #Syracuse TONIGHT 7/13 @victoryrecords

Attention 90’s Hardcore kids… Ready for a windmill to the face? Earth Crisis’ groundbreaking EP, Firestorm, is 20 years old. Nuts, right?! In a move that changed the shape of hardcore music as we may (or may not have) known it, the Syracuse, NY based five-piece, along with several of their contemporaries, offered a much […]

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Interview with Igor Yuzov from Red Elvises @red_elvises

Hailing from Venice Beach, California, Russian “Rockenrol” band Red Elvises made their way through Syracuse, NY on a warm Tuesday evening, a much welcome blessing from Mother Nature for these parts. Touring machine they are, and with 11 studio albums under their belt, Red Elvises certainly have enough output to start a raging party. And […]

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Can we please not shut down the only good record store in Syracuse, NY? Seriously… WTF?!

I have a confession to make… I love my local record store. One that always has new releases, one that has cool people who work hard and help out when people need to find something, and one that does it’s part to help promote local musicians, venues, and shows. Honestly, the only nefarious thing about […]

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SENSES FAIL released “Renancer” on Staple Records; On Tour right now!

(March 26, 2013) – SENSES FAIL today releases their fifth studio album, Renacer, via Staple Records.  Spanish for “rebirth,” the album has taken critics by surprise and has garnered nearly perfect reviews thus far. The New Jersey-based band recorded Renacer in Los Angeles, California at both The Airport Studio and Red Bull Studio with producer Shaun Lopez (Far, Deftones) at the […]

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Interview with Syracuse’s CHARLEY ORLANDO; New Album “Organica” drops TOMORROW – 2/5/13 – on Milieu Records! @charleyorlando

Syracuse, NY’s Charley Orlando is back at it again. Seemingly not content to stay in one place for too long, Charley’s vast career has taken him all over the United States several times, with hopes to perform far and beyond this well-treaded geographic area. Whether in a rowdy bar with beer drenched patrons or a […]

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Interview with Michael Glabicki from @Rustedroot; Bringing Solo Tour to Syracuse TOMORROW 1/11!

Rusted Root front man Michael Glabicki doesn’t really need an introduction, but let’s give him one anyway. As the primary voice behind one of the most energetic and musically textural groups still touring today, Michael’s signature voice and impassioned delivery continues to inspire new and old fans alike.

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Interview with MARCO BENEVENTO; Playing Syracuse, Ithaca, and Albany this week! @marcobenevento @royalpotato

Brooklyn, NY based Pianist/Organist/Composer/Virtuoso Marco Benevento has accomplished many things during his musical tenure. Between his indie-rock duo Benevento Russo, his band Bustle In Your Hedgerow (you figure it out,) Garage A Trois (with Stanton Moore,) and his solo output, one could say Marco Benevento is slightly busy. Add a family on top of that, […]

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Interview with Evan Friedell from JIMKATA (@jimkatamusic)! Playing NYE in Ithaca, NY @dansmalls

Energetic, electro-rock quartet Jimkata may be one of the best examples of a band that caught a serious break when electronic dance music and acoustic instrumentation caught the mainstream music industry’s eye. With heavy bass drops, sprinkled with tasty melodic embellishments and groovy instrumentation, Jimkata are a perfect fit within the new wave of electro-jam […]

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Interview with Evan Friedell from JIMKATA! Playing a special Halloween show in Syracuse TONIGHT!!! @JIMKATAmusic

Energetic, electro-rock quartet Jimkata may be one of the best examples of a band that caught a serious break when electronic dance music and acoustic instrumentation caught the mainstream music industry’s eye. With heavy bass drops, sprinkled with tasty melodic embellishments and groovy instrumentation, Jimkata are a perfect fit within the new wave of electro-jam […]

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MATT AND KIM played Syracuse, NY w/ OBERHOFER 10/4/12

Brooklyn hipster rock duo MATT AND KIM played an outstanding sold out show on 10/4 in Syracuse, NY! The indie darlings, currently promoting their new release, Lightning, mixed their super friendly, light hearted songs with a full-on dose of amp-induced dance party… It was really, really fun!

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Interview with Eric Rachmany from REBELUTION; Playing Syracuse, NY TONIGHT (10/10)!!!

Jamaican feel and West Coast flow: That’s about as good of a description as you’re going to get for a band like Rebelution. With a host of accolades under their belt, this Santa Barbara quintet is currently at the forefront of the modern day reggae movement. Inspiring many like-minded new school Jamaican groove bands, Rebelution […]

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Show Review for @PAPADOSIO and @DOPAPOD 9/26/12 – Syracuse, NY

It was a solid Wednesday night for music in Syracuse on September 26th, as Papadosio and Dopapod brought their electro-jam-fusion through our humble city for some mid-week raging! Maybe I’m just getting old (I am), but the crowds these days are getting younger and younger. You’d have thought Minor Threat was headlining with the amount […]

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Interview with Syracuse’s Own Elijah “Eli” Harris; Performing on a street corner near you! (@homeboyeli)

Elijah “Eli” Harris has been busking in Syracuse, NY for as long as I can remember. Busking, for those unfamiliar with the term, is the definition of anyone who performs on the street for money. Every once in a while, you’ll meet a person who inspires you; Not because of the money they make or […]

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Interview with Rob “Bucket” Hingley from The Toasters; Show Review by Liz below

Long Live Ska, the highly entertaining/influential/bastardized forefather to reggae music. Don’t dig Ska? Lemme guess… You were probably a fan back in high school, when you were trying to fit in by trying to not fit in, and lost your enthusiasm for the music as soon as you went to college, where you discovered Sub-Pop […]

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P.O.D. Interview with Sonny Sandoval

Nu-Metal has essentially come and gone at this point. Any band thinking that they will be able to sustain a musical career by performing Rap-Rock Mall Metal in a public environment are going to have a very difficult time grasping the fact that the scene is virtually over. The only exception to this rule would […]

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Joe Driscoll Interview

10,000 hours of diligent work. That is the number recently theorized as necessary to consider oneself a master of his/her craft. How many of you can say that you have spent a total of at least 416.7 cumulative days practicing your instrument? What we are basically discussing here is a dedication that supercedes most people’s […]

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Reel Big Fish Interview with Johnny Christmas and Derek Gibbs

The 3rd Wave of Ska Music came and went in a mighty rush. Due in large part to MTV and the formation of Warped Tour in 1995, Ska was thrust into a spotlight it had never before seen, and hasn’t seen since. It always intrigues me when I hear people say that they “used to […]

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Polar Bear Club Interview with Erik “Goose” Henning

Perhaps I missed the boat a bit, but Polar Bear Club seemed to go from regional punk act to international sensation virtually overnight. Looking further into it, the 5-piece from Rochester/Syracuse, NY have pounded pavement harder than some truck drivers, and continue to do so with their constant touring.

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“Respect the DJ” with JRRBLL from The Sound and The Fury

Radio is dying a slow, painful death. Though it may appear to be thriving, alive, and well, the new musical stratosphere has been blown wide open in terms of delivery, accessibility to content, and changing listening patterns by end users. There is no greater victim in this change than the modern radio DJ… The guy […]

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