"Until you, as a listener, can hear music instead of categories, you cannot appreciate what you are hearing." - Paul Williams
In a time divided by titles and associations, I think this is such an important concept, especially when it comes to writing and talking about music. Music shouldn’t be boxed in and limited by definitions. The opposite is true. It should be liberated by experimentation and the ability to morph, change and evolve. And right here in Syracuse, it’s doing that all the time.
We’ve got venues ranging in style and size, demographic and location. And none should go unnoticed.
This is your invitation and opportunity to help me focus in on the key places and groups you want to see covered. No response to this is wrong or unwanted. Any and every idea is not only welcomed, but anxiously awaited. I hope I can get to every place and band you all suggest.
The dream is to make this a center, a community – one where musicians and music-lovers can connect, share, argue or celebrate what’s happening here and beyond in music.
If you hear me talkin’ to ya – talk back.
Comment below or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.