Music

Class Act: David Rezak

Dave Rezak receives this year’s Sammy Hall of Fame award for music educator

On Thursday, March 5, Upstairs and the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, the Syracuse Area Music Awards (Sammys) will host its annual Hall of Fame ceremony, featuring inductees Bobby Comstock, Chris Goss, Loren Barrigar, The Works and Phish’s Jon Fishman.



Appice Brothers: They Got the Beat

Carmine and Vinny Appice’s drumming master class takes place Wednesday, March 11

When many drummers today list off their influences, names like Phil Collins, Neil Peart and John Bonham may come up. But on Wednesday, March 11, a drummer is coming to ton who has been named as the influence of those skin-hitters.



Folkus Hosts Pine Hill Performing Pair

The Pine Hill Project performs Friday, March 6

Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell made themselves independent careers that have resulted in extensive discographies and recognition around the world. But put together, the two equal a sum much greater than the parts.



Fresh Music Friday: Banoffee

Listen to Banoffee

Presenting various musical styles, Fresh Music Friday’s goal is to find and share new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.



You Gotta Wanna Help Donna

DonnaPalooza – a fundraiser on Sunday, March 1 at the Westcott Theater

On Oct. 27 local singer, songwriter and guitarist Donna Colton (Visconti) went to her primary care doctor to have a bump looked at on the back of her head. She’d felt its presence for a year, but assuming it was nothing, didn’t act on it until it started to bother her.



Fresh Music Friday: Alxndr London

Listen to Alxndr London

Fresh Music Friday is a feature at SyracuseNewTimes.com that introduces you to new music from around the globe. Presenting various musical styles, Fresh Music Friday’s goal is to find and share new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.



Salt City Rock: The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Syracuse

Exhibit opening at the OHA on Friday, February 20

Syracuse is a city full of surprises.



Local Label for the Love of Music: L.R.S. Records

Music writer Jessica Novak on the success of L.R.S. Records

Mark Turley started playing in bands while at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. He studied sound recording and production at SUNY Binghamton and interned with Ulf Oesterle at Aux Records in Syracuse. Yet starting his own record label still seemed like an elusive dream when he graduated in 2007.



Fresh Music Friday: James DeFrances

Take a listen to James DeFrances

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Tech & Effect with Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond to play the F Shed on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Paavo Siljamäki was 6 years old when he started playing classical cello; soon after he was playing piano. He grew up in Finland with his extended family (more than 20 cousins), with all members forced to play an instrument.