Arts

Phantom Chemistry’s latest release: Whiskey Slurs

High energy and intensity mark the latest release from Phantom Chemistry

Phantom Chemistry seems an apt name for this Syracuse band.



SONY pulls ‘The Interview’

Everybody watches incredible plot twists and then SONY pulls ‘The Interview’ from theaters

Someday this plot might make a good movie.



Still Making Radio Waves – Soundcheck celebrates 35 years

Music writer Jessica Novak checks in with Dave Frisina as his Soundcheck program celebrates 35 years

When Dave Frisina landed his first professional radio gig in 1978 after graduating from SUNY Cortland in 1977, he had two main goals:



Neil Young on Neil Young

Waging Heavy Peace is exactly what you’d expect a Neil Young autobiography to be like.

Written at age 66, Waging Heavy Peace (Blue Rider Press, 502 pages) is exactly what you’d expect a Neil Young autobiography to be like. Wildly candid and disorienting in its jumps, much like a ping-pong ball across a table of time, the book doesn’t follow rhyme, reason or even a rhythm. Young talks about what he wants to talk about, and when he wants to talk about it, as chapters jarringly move from a story about a dying friend to a passage about his wife’s dog.



Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

A list with a local twist

Looking for something special for a music lover? Here’s a little list (with local twists!) for the musical mate in your life.



Visiting Bammy Lewis Revels in Holiday Sneer

A new comedy at Central New York Playhouse

Subtitled “A silly little Christmas story,” Visiting Bammy Lewis is an unpretentious, two-hour portrayal of massive family dysfunction, now playing at Shoppingtown’s Central New York Playhouse.



Perfect Pussy

Syracuse Band Gains National Attention

Perfect Pussy has a national recording contract and is about to embark on a tour of New Zealand and Australia. Writer Patrick Hosken caught up with the band to talk about its rapid rise.



Perform at the New York State Fair

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 New York State Fair

Applications are now being accepted to perform at the 2015 New York State Fair, according to Troy Waffner, Acting Director of the Fair.



Seasonal Gifts Coming to Your Television

Not sure what holiday classics are on TV and when? Sarah Hope breaks down the highlights of the final 10 days leading up to Christmas day.

It's a weird time of year for television.



Other than the pestilence and death, Exodus: Gods and Kings is a yawner

(Review) Holy Moses, Ridley Scott can’t match Cecil B. De Mille

Sitting through Exodus: Gods and Kings was sort of like walking past those Syracuse street corners manned by the shouting Bible-clutchers who are most certain that their message of God's wrath and retribution for my wretched behavior must be shouted into my ear at the most pumped volume they can muster.