All articles by Micha L. Crook

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!



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.



Charley Orlando’s Musical Vision Ascends with the Release of StarSeed

Charley Orlando: CD Release Party at Sparkytown on December 13

Charley Orlando is a gifted talent. Molded by the Central New York music scene, this nationally recognized artist has 15 albums to his name and a career in the music industry spanning over 25 years. In his time of development and discovery he has transformed from musical journeyman to a wisdom imparting sage. He shares his next offering of music and enlightenment on December 9, with the release of StarSeed, the final chapter of the Organica trilogy.



The Healing Power of Sound

With the Monks of Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery

Sound is powerful.