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Fresh Music Friday: ONUKA

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Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.



Friday-Night Brass-Kickin’ at OCC with The Rebirth Brass Band

Rebirth Brass Band performs Friday, March 27

Bringing NoLa North Since 1983, The Rebirth Brass Band has been delivering traditional New Orleans brass band music, complete with second line, funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop. They released their first album on Arhoolie Records in 1984 and were signed to Rounder Records in 1989. Since then, they’ve released more than a dozen albums, tour North America and Europe consistently and won a Grammy Award (for Best Regional Roots Music in 2012).



Plucky Charmer Bridgid Bibbens

Weedsport-bred violinist Bridgid Bibbens displays her music gifts during her homecoming week

Bridgid Bibbens is one of the most sought-after violinists in the United States. She plays a bright pink, seven-string, fretted electric violin,  yet is also completely proficient in classical music. She’s been written about in Guitar World, is in high demand as a studio musician and has performed with artists spanning Christina Aguilera to Mary J. Blige to Jay-Z.



(Photos) Billy Joel Syracuse Concerts 1990 – 1998

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(Photos) Billy Joel in photos 1990 – 1998

Billy Joel performed at the Carrier Dome on March 20, 2015, marking his seventh performance in Central New York.



Fresh Music Friday: Fat-Suit

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Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.



Salt City Hip-Hop: Back in the Day

Hip-hop has deep roots in Syracuse

Back in the Day Hip-hop has deep roots in Syracuse. In 2004 the Salt City hosted the first Hip-Hop Educational Summit, with Doug E. Fresh, Rev. Run (Run-DMC), Fabulous and Russell Simmons on the panel, plus a special performance from Kanye West. In spring 2005, Syracuse University Professor Greg Thomas developed the first college course devoted to the study of Li’l Kim.



The Dark and Twisted Misanthropy of Brother Twin

Brother Twin’s new EP ‘Really Though’ goes full length

Brother Twin If you're one of the few who isn’t crazy about the traditional celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day then head to The Lost Horizon for an alternative punk rock show with local band Brother Twin.



Fresh Music Friday: Snarky Puppy

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Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.



Perfectly Franklin

Music writer Jessica Novak previews the 33rd Syracuse M&T Jazz Fest, featuring Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin as a headliner

If the 2014 Syracuse M&T Jazz Fest was a tribute to the past and future with Trombone Shorty and B.B. King bookending the theme, the 2015 edition’s theme offers one for the ladies.



What Makes Sammy Run?

The history of the Syracuse Area Music Awards

Music writer Russ Tarby on the history of the Syracuse Area Music Awards, which keep on truckin’ after 17 shows over 22 years