will be shutting down Monday, October 29, 2018.

It's with great sadness that I announce that Syracuse Bands will be shutting down at the end of this month. It's been awesome building and managing this site since 2005. Through the years I've been proud to host this site for all local musicians and helping to promote them. However, over the last handful of years, there have been fewer users on the site, and more bands are joining other platforms with a larger audience. These, along with a few other reasons, I've decided to close down the site.

Thank you all for using the site and being a part of Syracuse Bands.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out -

-Chris Gmyr (Site Admin)

October 20th, 2018

Behind Bad Luck!

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Syracuse Bands - Behind Bad Luck!


An energetic gang of 8 sonic marauders, who roam the countryside playing epic ska punk. Some may think we're crazy, but in actuality we're an approachable bunch, looking to help people celebrate living and get a little rambunctious. More than just your typical jerkbag rockstars (of some shape or size), the lively gentlemen of Behind Bad Luck! are your quirky friends, there to skank by your side.

Based out of the frigid north country State University of New York at Potsdam, Behind Bad Luck! brings a high energy sound, nostalgic for the good old days of ska, all while still rocking a modern organic injection of their own character. The content is outrageous, the stage antics are playful, and the feeling whenever they play is joyous. These balls are backed up by their "normal life" where all the members focus on "honing the awesome" through their studies at the Crane School of Music. Behind Bad Luck! is here to bring that much anticipated "5th Wave" of the genre in smashing form!

PARTY WITH US! We play parties, we play nightclubs, we drink your wine at weddings and bar mitzvahs (mazel tov), we play in the street when we need gas money to gig - we're confident that you'll enjoy us!