All articles by Micha L. Crook

Civil Servants Pass the Test

Civil Servants will be at Rosie’s Corner for the Brewerton Fireworks on July 3 at 6 p.m.

Rock and roll has always been associated with youth. It is a symbol of righteous rebellion, each generation coming to the fold of the music’s power of self-expression, passion and vitality. So, it is only fitting that one of the risings acts in the CNY music scene is a collective of young guys who call themselves Civil Servants. There is an interesting twist that makes this band stand out from many others, the average age of the band members is 16 years old. Rock may be associated with the young, but seeing this band play brings to mind the phrase, “out of the mouths of babies."

The Season is Ripe for Good Times at 1911’s Summer Music Series.

Second annual Summer Music Series for 1911 at Beak and Skiff’s Apple Hill Campus

June 27 kicks off the second Summer Music Series for 1911 at Beak and Skiff’s Apple Hill Campus. 1911 has become a champion of the regions "buy local" movement. This year they are sharing the love of all things local by featuring all locally-based and/or born artists as the performers for the season. It feels fitting for this multi-generational family-run farm, which has been gaining international success with its artisanal craft spirits, to actively support the artistic talents of others. It also gives a gorgeous back drop for them to share their music with the CNY community.

Second Annual Bacon, Bourbon Fest

Happiness while raising money for veterans.

Last year was the inaugural launch of the Annual Bacon and Bourbon Fest at the Ridge Golf Club and Tavern. It was my introduction to the Ridge as a music venue and from that moment on, it has solidified itself in my heart to be one of the most enjoyable places to hear some great local music in this region.

BettyElm Records Celebrates with 2nd Annual Showcase

2nd Annual Betty Elm Showcase on Friday April 3

Jen and James Bort, founders of bettyElm Records, should be herald as rock n’ roll missionaries.

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.

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.

The Waiting Game: Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate Gain Approval

A tale of a tour, red tape and music waiting be heard

Last year was exciting for musicians Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate.

Lotus is ready to bloom at the F Shed

Lotus plays Jan. 24 and 25 at the F Shed

Electronic band Lotus is coming to the F Shed this weekend - playing Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25, followed by after party performances at the Westcott Theater.

Michael Glabicki Closed out the 2014 music series at 1911’s Tasting Room

A look back at the end-of-season concert

Traditionally, in agricultural areas at the end of a growing season, the surrounding community would gather to celebrate the harvest. Together they would come, congregating in a large field or barn, gathering to lift their voices in song and share spirits to keep the cold at bay for just a little while longer.

4 Great Places for Live Music on NYE

Live Music for New Year’s Eve

At this time of year, there are more “where to go for New Year’s Eve” lists than you can shake a stick at. Everyone has an opinion and I’m no exception. So, in no particular order, here is a list of my four favorite places to hear live music and shake your booty to ring in the New Year!