april 2017


Major Player April Residency

10 PM - Midnight

Beautifully nested in a blanket of ethereal groove, Major Player is a dark, spiritual and unworldly interpretation of popular song. Major Player was created by Syracuse, NY musician Jeffrey York with the intention to infuse 90's Trip-hop with infectious melody and thoughtful lyricism. To prepare for their spring tour, Major Player will be kicking off Wednesday late nights at Otro Cinco, starting will a solo performance on April 5th, followed by guest performances every Wednesday thereafter.


Papership & Guest Heretofore

10 PM

Garage rock favorites Papership with adventure rock duo Heretofore return to Otro Cinco for a late night sonic explosion! Papership is a local trashpop, garage rock band led by Mark Romano on guitar/vocals, and filled out by local punk legend Alan Smead basstones/hootin'/hollerin', Charlie Bell on synthesizer/effects/loops, and Joel Reissig on drums. Heretofore is a wildly energetic adventure rock band, made up of guitarist/vocalist Galen McCown and drummer Mark Lavonier. These two make a wall of sound with their fluid, often genre-bending, rock jams and expect you to climb it and experience the glory that lies on the other side. Embark on the adventure, and do it with a cocktail in hand and a burger fresh from the grill


Brownskin Band

10 PM

The first in a series of monthly appearances by Brownskin Band will get you dancing and feeling the groove! This locally-acclaimed 8-piece group of funk and soul stars includes Nate Brown on drums, vocalists Jamel Lorick and Tamar Smithers, Ekwan Brooks and Sam Wynn on keys, Sam Kininnger on sax, bassist Don Martin and Richie Melito on guitar. If the funk isn't enough, we'll have local brews from Empire Brewery for our 4/20 tap takeover!



10 PM

Mark your calendars for the debut appearance of Tanksley at Otro Cinco. This up-and-coming multi-instrumentalist is taking Syracuse by storm with his amazing and unbridled talent! A young songwriter and guitarist, (Justin) Tanksley hit the scene with music educator Billy Harrison's Music in the Air Studios, but has quickly evolved into a sensation and now utilizes Harrison (bass, keys, production) and astounding drummer Tre Reid as his band- a small group that produces HUGE sound. Expect Stevie Wonder-esque soul and performance energy, the howling electric blues licks and psychedelic songwriting imagination of Hendrix, and smoky, acrobatic vocals all his own. Grab a bite as we serve food late, but don't let it fall out of your mouth when your jaw drops to the floor.


Fever Night

10 PM

Otro Cinco's Studio 54! Come hear the finest disco and dance music spun by DJ MJ. He'll be spinning all the best of the soul sisters, the prima donnas, and the fabulous dance hits of the 70's and 80's! Don't miss this super fun dance party!