Posts Tagged ‘Taste of Syracuse’

SIF Look Book

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Jess Brown

Listen to the Bass

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Listen to the Bass from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Who, What, Wear (Taste of Syracuse)

Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Diva in a Blue Dress (Jessica Brown, vocalist)

Diva in a Blue Dress (Jessica Brown, vocalist)

Blast Off

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Mike Houston, Syracuse's R&B Teddy Bear, helped kick off the summer music season at the Taste of Syracuse with his band 5th Edition

Mike Houston, Syracuse’s R&B Teddy Bear, helped kick off the summer music season at the Taste of Syracuse with his band 5th Edition on Friday evening.

Week in Review

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Get the Funk Outta My Face

Sunday, June 5th, 2016
Jack Brown and Adam Gold: Sophistafunk at The Taste of Syracuse.

Jack Brown and Adam Gold: Sophistafunk are crowd favoites at The Taste of Syracuse.

Human Nature

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
D. Bowens on keys

D. Bowens was a thriller on the keys

When you say you are going to do a Michael Jackson tribute, it had better be good, really good.

Everybody knows the music; everybody recognizes the man behind Off the Wall, and enhancer of the Moonwalk.  Drummer Emmanuel “Never Miss A Beat” Washington brought together a groovy collective, including vocalist Brian Michael, and they nearly shook the foundation of the Clinton Exchange and Amos block during the Taste of Syracuse last night.

Fans were white and they were black; they were young and they were old. They all knew the lyrics and for a few hours along a small strip of Erie Boulevard they celebrated the King of Pop and his musical legacy.

BMichael’s falsetto and high leg kicks were enough to make a side man cry. He definitely proved himself worthy of covering the MJ classics. We were also impressed with guitarist Jay Lock and his Van Halen impression during “Beat It.”

Although the set 20 minutes late, the group exceeded expectations. In short, EMan has done it again (we witnessed his Tribute to James Brown last years). He continues to prove himself as a bandleader and fuser of talent.

The show ended with a drama-filled, dance to “Thriller” and it drove the crowd wild. We wish they would have had time to do “Smooth Criminal.”

We overheard one lady, when she heard the fine and mellow voice of Gabby Gorman say, “she sounds like Teena Marie.” So of course we are hoping E-man does a tribute to Rick James next (and brings back Gabby for the duets).

Brian Michael...won't stop til' you get enough!

Brian Michael…won’t stop til’ you get enough!

Mikes on the Mike

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Brian Michael (Taste of Syracuse)

Brian Michael (Taste of Syracuse)

Friday night at the Taste of Syracuse became a literal Mike Fest as Michael Heagerty and Brian Michael commanded the Tenacious Sound Listening Lounge and the Mess’s Fireworks Erie Boulevard Stages respectively.

Michael Heagerty aka Tots

Michael Heagerty aka Tots (Taste of Syracuse)

Welcome Committee

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015



Beats & Rhymes from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

The President has a theme song; Syracuse Football has a fight song,but we think this would be a great welcome to summer song for our city. In fact, maybe Sophistafunk and the 315 Elks Pride Drumline could play the next Hancock Airport musical showcase or open up the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival.

Conceptual Metaphor (IV)

Monday, June 8th, 2015
Michael Doing Michael

Michael Doing Michael

Lebron. Kobe. Sting. Prince. Marvin. Oprah.

Some people are just cool enough to be mentioned by first name alone. Here Michael (Heagerty) does his best Michael (Jackson) dance moves during a set by Joe Driscoll (accompanied by DJ Afar) at the Taste of Syracuse.