Randy Brecker Sextet
Randy Brecker Sextet
The Grammy-winning jazzer (pictured at the 2008 Syracuse Jazz Fest) and his group will perform a free show on Friday, March 2, 8 p.m., at Onondaga Community College's Storer Auditorium, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, as part of OCC's continuing Legends of Jazz Series. But tickets for the event will go quick, so make plans to visit Armory Square's Sound Garden, 310 W. Jefferson St., on Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m., to grab those ducats. For information, call 498-ARTS.
If carving ice castles is cool, then consider Joe Borasky Miles Davis. Since 2008, Borasky has been chiseling extravagant castles from hunks of ice at the annual downtown Syracuse Winterfest. His sculptures have become an increasingly spectacular piéce de résistance for the cold-weather blowout, culminating last February in a three-story, 16-foot monstrosity looming over Clinton Square (pictured). Past creations include a castle large enough to walk through, one fully furnished with icy décor and (somehow) an ice fortress with a functional fireplace. This winter, Borasky seeks to outdo himself with a “radically different design,” as he creates his 17-feet-high free-standing structure with 1,400 ice blocks that weigh 10 pounds each, but may have to do so in the wake of the relative heat wave affecting Central New York. Come see the icy architect’s arctic abode at Winterfest 2012 when he starts firing up his chain saw on Wednesday, Feb. 22, unless warm weather delays those plans until Friday, Feb. 24. For other events, visit www.syracusewinterfest.com or call 676-2496 or 243-2500.
Immortals of Hardcore
Get ready for a frenzy of headbanging, limb flailing and stage diving on Saturday, Feb. 18, when Buffalo hardcore group Every Time I Die storms the Lost Horizon,
5863 Thompson Road. The band brings its brand of unadulterated
aggression and rock rage to Syracuse just months before joining the 2012
Vans Warped Tour. Known for their energy and cynical sarcasm, the
group, consisting of Keith Buckley, Jordan Buckley, Andrew Williams and Ryan Leger, has earned praise for intense live performances. Opening the show, which starts at 6:30 p.m., are guests Terror, Stray from the Path and Former Thieves. Advance tickets for the evening of metal and moshing are $15, available at Armory Square’s Sound Garden, 310 W. Jefferson St. For Lost information, call 446-1934.