Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Festapalooza at Quinnipiac - This Friday - 4/20!

Quinnipiac’s hosting its first music festival this Friday, April 20, and 98.1 WQAQ - the school radio station who’s sponsoring the event - has put together an epic inaugural lineup: Titus Andronicus, Bomb The Music Industry!, The Front Bottoms, The Guru, Great Caesar, and The Midnighters.

This night of high-energy indie rock and punk is happening in the Burt Kahn Court (the gym inside the Mount Carmel campus rec center), and it’s free for students, $5 for everyone else. According to a comment on the Facebook event page, doors are at 5:30 and the first band goes on at 6:15.

The fact that this festival is free for students, including grad students, is one of the pros of going to a law school attached to an undergrad campus - almost making up for the obvious cons of limited parking and unlikelihood of class cancellation when it snows. $5 for everyone else is a total steal.

Titus Andronicus puts on a great show as demonstrated in the above video from last year’s BOMB Fest. (Not taken by us, but we are there in that crowd!) I haven’t gotten into Bomb The Music Industry!, but in high school, I was really into ska and loved the Arrogant Sons of Bitches, who broke up, but the lead singer and some other members joined BtMI!. ASOB is reuniting in May and playing shows here in CT and Brooklyn. It might be a stretch, but here’s hoping we get an ASOB song for 2004 Freesia.

The Front Bottoms recently opened for the Say Anything/Kevin Devine show in Hartford this month. The Guru is a great local band we’ve seen at other local festivals, including the upcoming Daffodil Festival in Meriden.

Here’s the facebook event page with more info:

And here’s the site where you can buy tickets. (If you’re a student, make sure to go to the WQAQ office in SC203 to pick up your free ticket!)


4/19/12 Update: Set times are up on the Facebook page (and posted below)! Plus, from scrolling through Twitter, both Griff's Chicken Shack and Peachy Keen have confirmed that they're some of the local vendors that will be at the event. 

Titus Andronicus - 10:10 p.m. 
Bomb The Music Industry! - 9:10 p.m. 
The Front Bottoms - 8:10 p.m. 
The Guru - 7:25 p.m. 
Great Caesar - 6:45 p.m. 
The Midnighters - 6:15 p.m. 

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