Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: andrew bird, Aphex Twin, Arcade Fire, Beirut, Belle & Sebastian, Choir of young believers, Daft Punk, deer tick, Deerhunter, Devendra Banhart, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Explosions in the Sky, Fleet Foxes, Girls, Kanye West, Kings of Convenience, Mika, Neon Indian, pavement, Peter Sarstedt, Ra Ra Riot, Siouxsie & The Banshees, St. Vincent, The Antlers, The Cool Kids, The Hold Steady, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rural Alberta Advantage, the static jacks, the white stripes, Vampire Weekend
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It is Thursday night and 20 Watts Radio is on Audiocandy. Make sure you tune in and don’t miss out on our great selection of awesome tunes. We have some cool news happening at 20 Watts you simply cant miss. We are gonna give you a run down on some local shows that will be happening this weekend. If you are in Cuse you are most likely snowed in anyway, so join us for a quick getaway as we give you a run down of the awesome stuff you can do in Syracuse once this snow melts. Not to mention if you wanna request a song, all you need to do it tweet at you host here. So make sure to join 20 Watts on Auodiocandy 10 pm sharp. To tune in Click Here.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 3Oh!3, Bassnectar, Buffalo, Cobra Starship, Cold Cave, Cursive, Dan Deacon, deer tick, Free Energy, ithaca, Neon Indian, Passion Pit, Rochester, Sleigh Bells, Syracuse, The Flaming Lips, The Hold Steady
The Spring Central New York concert lineup is turning out to be pretty legendary. Don’t have a car? Carpool with some friends, because star-studded gigs like these don’t come every year when you’re stuck on the banks of the Erie Canal. The highlights are everywhere, whether it’s Neon Indian and Passion Pit in Buffalo, or Sleigh Bells in Syracuse or The Flaming Lips in Ithaca.
Filed under: 20 Watts Radio | Tags: 20 Watts Radio, A Pretty Girl Is Like..., Answer to Yourself, Back to the Life, Beach House, BLK JKS, Cold Cave, Cold War, Cooler Than Me (Gigamesh Remix), Dan Deacon, Daphnia, Deadbeat Summer, deer tick, Falling From The Sun, Front Porch/Back Porch, Gentle Sons, In the Summertime, King of Carrot Flowers Pt. One, Lake Michigan, Lakeside, Life Magazine, Lil' Hipster, LMFAO, Longform, M79, Magnetic Fields, manchester orchestra, MGMT, Mike Posner, Mouth's Cradle, My Papa's Waltz, My Parents Lied, Neon Indian, Neutral Milk Hotel, norway, Phoenix, Red F, Rogue Wave, Rome, Slow Club, Smith Hill, Spoon, stars, Team B, Tessellate, The Album Leaf, The Antlers, The Dodos, The Hold Steady, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Real People, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Soft Pack, the static jacks, the white stripes, The Youth, Tokyo Police Club, Untitled, Vampire Weekend, Weekends And Treehouses, When I Go, Where Have You Been?, Yo La Tengo, You Can Make Him Like You, Young Prisms, Your ex- lover is dead
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It is Thursday night and 20 Watts Radio is on Audiocandy. Make sure you tune in and don’t miss out on our great selection of awesome tunes. We’ll be bringing you some very important updates about the Syracuse music scene you really must hear. So if you are thinking of what to do this semester we have we the inside scoop. Show starts at 10pm sharp: OUR BRAND NEW AND AWESOME TIME SLOT ON AUDIOCANDY. To tune in Click Here.
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16. Back to the Life- Spoon
Filed under: News of Note | Tags: Bandersnatch, Franz Nicolay, News of Note, Oranges, Sleigh Bells, Syracuse University, The Hold Steady, The Wescott
PREVIEW: The Hold Steady’s MySpace
The Hold Steady are back. The Wescott just announced that the Hold Steady will play there on April 10 along with The Oranges. Tickets are available on Feb. 5.
The Hold Steady played at Syracuse University a couple years ago as part of that year’s Bandersnatch Series, and it turns out Syracuse left quite an impression. Of course, this isn’t exactly the same band, since Franz Nicolay left the band last month after five years. Nevertheless, this band wasn’t bred to disappoint.
Now with this concert set and Sleigh Bells confirmed yesterday, the stage is set for the second week of April to rock hard.
Filed under: Features | Tags: americana, central new york, deer tick, Features, ithaca, photos, playlist, podcast, positive jam, Stewart Park, the felice brothers, The Hold Steady, The Rural Alberta Advantage
Filed under: Features | Tags: central new york, deer tick, Features, ithaca, podcast, positive jam, Stewart Park, the felice brothers, The Hold Steady, The Rural Alberta Advantage
20 Watts brings you yet another of our awesome podcasts — this one straight from the Positive Jam! Showcasing commentary from Irina Dvalidze and clips from the acts at the festival, the PositiveCast brings you as close to the show as you could get without actually being there. So lay on the grass, put a shirt over your head and let 20 Watts take you to Stewart Park. We gotta stay positive!
— Irina Dvalidze and Eric Vilas-Boas
Filed under: Positive Jam Reviews | Tags: americana, Billy Corgan, Cayuga Lake, concert coverage, Craig Finn, deer tick, Greg farley, james Felice, John Joseph McCauley, Nils Edenloff, the felice brothers, The Hold Steady, The Rural Alberta Advantage
The glistening water from Cayuga Lake reflected The Rural Alberta Advantage’s Amy Cole’s black shades as the band got on stage, kicking Positive Jam off with a nice cup of Ithaca Beer’s microbrew. Despite the audience being burnt out in more ways than one on the sunny Sunday afternoon, The Rural Alberta Advantage pulled off a show with class as an opening act. The Canadian threesome gave the term power trio new meaning with frontman Nils Edenloff singing like a mellower, folkier Billy Corgan, while Amy Cole played an eclectic mix of instruments from the glockenspiel to a tambourine.
Watching The Felice Brothers — “America’s Greatest Subway Band” — perform was like watching a great Americana musical with farm animals and drums of whiskey. Although he’s not technically part of the family, washboard and fiddle player, Greg Farley is practically a one-man show. Acting out the lyrics and playing his seemingly secondary instruments with the gusto of a lead guitarist. That’s why these cool, relatable guys are so likeable, and if you don’t believe me, check out our interview with James Felice.
While chilling out between sets in scenery reminiscent of John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band cover, the sound of a tribal bass drum hypnotized some audience members to return to the stage. Deer Tick walked onstage to this dramatic buildup. After their first song, lead singer John Joseph McCauley held up his beer bottle and announced, “I haven’t had breakfast yet but a porter is like a meal and a beer” and took another swig before they broke into “Houston, TX,” a song inspired by an ex who dumped him on Valentine’s Day. For a band looking and acting more like frat brothers than talented musicians, they had their Dylan impressions down pat — in both McCauley’s rough, folky voice and their new guitarist’s wild hair and tiny frame. The high point of the set was “La Bamba,” and although the closing song choice was surprising at first, it ended a fun and crazy set perfectly.
Sadly, after a day full of exciting music, the show’s headliner, The Hold Steady, failed to surpass the greatness of the supporting acts. Craig Finn’s voice was as distinctively nasal as expected, and while his nerdy excitement was endearing, something was definitely amiss. Following such young, high-energy acts, the band seemed washed-up and comparatively family-friendly. We in the crowd questioned their title as “America’s Greatest Bar Band.” They played favorites like “Magazines,” “Southtown Girls,” and “You Can Make Him Like You” along with a few new songs, but the only memorable performance was the sing-along “Massive Nights.”
— Charlie Weeks and Carly Wolkoff