Music

No Talk from Tauk

Despite featuring no vocals in their music, Tauk is making its mark on the industry

It’s not easy being an instrumental rock fusion band. But Tauk has made it work.



The Next Big Thing

Music writer Jessica Novak on the Lakeview Amphitheater, a potential game-changer for local concerts and the New York State Fair

It’s been a fast track for the new Lakeview Amphitheater. Since a $100 million pledge was announced to clean up the Onondaga Lake shores in January 2014 and plans for a 17,500-seat venue were shared in July 2014, it’s been nonstop updates on the state of the site and anticipation of the acts. On Thursday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., the theater will be put to the test when popular country star Miranda Lambert christens it with the first-ever performance.



Ridgestock 2015 Preview

The Ridgestock Music and Sustainability Expo promises to feature the best local music in Central New York

Former flower children, find your roach clips and feel the love.



Fall In for Sonic Delights

As the weather begins to cool, the local music scene heats up in Central New York

Although the temperature drops quickly, music in Central New York never truly cools down. From country superstars to vibrant local venues, the fall music schedule is ramping up.



New CDs Enter Friday Drop Zone

Music will now be released globally on Fridays in an attempt to synchronize the industry

The International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI) represents a $15 billion industry. It has approximately 1,300 member labels in 61 countries. As of July 10, the majority of those countries have agreed to release music at 1 a.m. local time on Fridays. The change is intended to synchronize the release date with when consumers have leisure time and to crack down on piracy.



Local Hop

A number of local musicians are making waves in the industry

John Cadley, The Hard Years (Caity Mae Records): Like so many great singer-songwriters, John Cadley is a storyteller at his core. Every track on The Hard Years takes the listener through an experience, lesson or event. Some songs reflect personal thoughts while in others Cadley seems able to communicate the experiences of those around him through his own words.



Megan on the Move

Megan Davies is knocking on country music’s door

Megan Davies graduated from Nashville’s Belmont University in December 2012 at age 24. She attended the prominent music school with the hope of majoring in guitar performance.



The Skinny on Skaneateles Festival

The 36th Skaneateles Festival will feature a plethora of talent over a four-week span

When the Skaneateles Festival started in 1980, it featured a few concerts in a local library. Now entering its 36th season, it involves more than 125 community volunteers, draws audiences from across the Northeast, spans four weeks and features more than 75 world-class performers in 20 musical events.



Rock Around the Jocks

Entertainment analyst Bill DeLapp previews this weekend’s radio reunion for WOLF and WNDR

It doesn’t take much when it comes to interviewing radio disc jockeys: Just plop a tape recorder in front of them and let the good times roll.



Jazz in the City Takes Sides

The traveling music series Jazz in the City returns to Syracuse in August

A reinvigorated Jazz in the City returns on Thursday, Aug. 6, for its first stop at Syracuse’s South Side. The traveling music series, which features national and local jazz artists, is designed to reach urban residents by placing the free shows in their backyards. The four separate music programs will take place on Thursday nights in different parts of the Salt City.